I like Ah! my goddess, want to make some thing of it!
Anyone remember when they used to be big QQ fests because it was the only other way to get a 310 mount besides the gladiator/al'ar mounts? I think it was mostly School of Hard Knocks, Be Mine, and the one that required the squashling.
Really, all they need to do is add new rewards to each holiday. This years midsummer fire fest was fairly fail. Besides farming for MORE pets for selling/personal use, veteran players had no reason to participate in the holiday. Brewfest/Hallow's Eve seems to be the same- Those without the mounts will farm for mounts, those without pets will get the pets, those who already have everything will.. most likely ignore the events, maybe farm the sellable pets again.
To be honest, a special short-term holiday pet battle/trainer would be sweet. New things to collect as well. All blizzard needs to do for holidays is add a new farmable thing each year, preferably NOT a random drop, but grindable.
Ah, well. At least it seems that Winter Veil will be having a bit of the update.
I think they could tweak the holiday events, without a major overhaul. Well, a minor overhaul in some cases. Brewfest in Orgrimmar is going to be strange, it should be Halfhill to Stormstout brewery. And the alemental minipet should be from brewfest. And the fight should be in Stormstout, with different mobs (same mechanics are fine). And the mount should be a brewfest themed goat. Ok, I guess that's a lot of "tweaking".
I've thought for a while that Winterveil should include a humongous Hodir walking around azeroth (a la Deathwing during Cataclysm) making it snow, since he's the original Greatfather Winter. I guess that one would be more than a minor tweak for dev time too.
Holidays are a way to keep many people interested, giving them something novel to do instead of the same things they'll be doing for months.
Do you want updated holidays or new zones?
Most people don't know about this, but the Macabre Mari9onette from the Day of the Dead holiday is going to be an actual battle pet next patch. DON'T ignore it this year.
I wonder how Blizzard managed to do content in the past years. You know, when they've done everything, without fucking lame excuses like this one about doing only one thing at a time.
You know, making one world location and one raid location - with heavy reusing everything already existing in the game - per half of the year doesn't seem to be an example of hard dev work, actually. Maybe it is a time to stop defending lazyness?
Last edited by l33t; 2013-09-02 at 08:57 AM.
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i dont really care about the holiday events already got my achis and stuff years ago dont see a reason to do any of them again exept id like the dam horseman mount tho after 5 or so years :P
Such a bad decision by blizzard. The world events like hallow's end are really really popular with the player base. They should be changed up every year or two just to keep people interested in them. I can remember back in bc and wrath when the world events came around everyone played a lot during those events, even having trouble fielding a raid team because everyone was doing holiday stuff.
Something thats been bugging me for years, is that we have long periods without any festivities.
now im not talking about having a huge event every month, but imo there needs to be more events, just easy stuff like fireworks and decorative stuff , stuff that gets you out in the world
and more events like hallows end, I love that event! costumes are my fav thing
Another chance at my mount from Headless Horsemen, and shit, I don't care if the holiday event was just a bunch of pumpkins scattered around the major cities, ffs.