The Daily Grind: Which MMO puts on the best Valentine’s Day?

    
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Valentine’s Day tends to be one of the stranger holidays for MMO developers to try to shoehorn into their game worlds. It can be very easy to go overboard and puke hearts and red and pink all over the place — but also hard to come up with compelling activities and rewards.

That said, there are some titles that make a valiant effort to making this day o’ love enjoyable and entertaining. I’ve seen V-Day events that encourage positive interactions between players and others that juxtapose gritty war zones with chubby cherubs.

In your opinion, which MMO puts on the best Valentine’s Day?

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Schmidt.Capela

I don’t care at all about this one, because:
– I’ve never seen any MMO do it in a way that isn’t cringeworthy.
– It’s not celebrated where I live. The local equivalent is in June 12.
– I don’t care for any of the real world versions anyway. Too commercial. I prefer to not even humor traditions that were only created to boost sales.

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EmberStar

Best Valentines event? Space Engineers.

Oh wait, Space Engineers isn’t an MMO. And it doesn’t have a Valentines event.

Yep, definitely the best one then.

Of all the holidays that get accused of being overly commercialized, I’m pretty sure Valentines Day is the only one *literally* created because companies wanted to sell cards and candies in the empty space between New Years and Easter. From the little I’ve bothered to look up, all the stuff about “St Valentines” is after the fact rationalizing to justify a holiday that more or less didn’t exist before the twentieth century.

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Sorenthaz

None of the ones I’ve played during the period, that’s for sure. Though I definitely like the outfit obtainable in this year’s FFXIV one.

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Hikari Kenzaki

TSW’s was best. Will see if SWL’s measures up this year.

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Bryan Correll

Valentine’s is a humbug.

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Toy Clown

The only in-game Valentine event that I look forward to eagerly is The Ewok Festival of Love in SWG. There are so many items to obtain that can be used as deco. I’m dying to get my hands on several wardrobes, for instance, as I want to create fake walls with them in my house. The flowers can be used as part of arrangements, wings, halos, entertainer props can all be used as part of stage shows, etc. Just so many darn useful items for deco in the event.

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starbuck1771

The Ewok Love Fest Star Wars Galaxies

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camren_rooke

YUB NUB INDEED.

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Toy Clown

I’m literally dying here! When does it staaart?! I need deco! Ahhhh!

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camren_rooke

I prefer the Castanic Festival of Moral Decency and Potluck Dinner myself.

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EmberStar

Castanics are the race in TERA that gets “heavy armor” confused with “six square inches of latex tape,” right? O.O

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Bruno Brito

If i ever find someone in a game, i’ll start caring about valentine’s events.

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Utakata

As a non-romantic type, I’m gonna sit this one out…

…just think of the pigtails as heart shaped when staring them from the back. Hope this gets your Valentine rocks off in non-perverted ways in the meantime. >.<