Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Issues With WoW Holidays

Currently, we are in the middle of Children's Week in WoW.  I like to call it the one week where you can offer a kid candy and take them and put them in a battlefield without Chris Hansen showing up.  (You told your orphan that you wanted to show them your 264 staff with 300 resilience.  Do you think that was appropriate?)

While I joke about Children's Week, this brings me to a bigger issue in WoW.  I know a lot of people love the holidays in WoW.  It gives them a chance to break away from the normal raiding, PvPing, etc.  to do something else.  I just can't bring myself to care about holidays.  Yes, I know there is a 310% mount at the end of doing the holidays.  Yes, I will occasionally run the Headless Horsemen or the Brewfest boss with a group that needs some people.  It is all the extra stuff that comes with it.

I currently raid between 12 - 15 hours per week as it is.   I also spend probably about 4 hours on the weekend working on alts or farming for money, gems, etc.  I also have the other activities outside of WoW that I like to do as well.  This is where holidays comes into play.  I'm doing so many other things in and outside of WoW that farming eggs for Noblegarden or taking a little brat around that has to see me kill somebody (We call that a psychopath, fyi) is just outside of the time of stuff that I want to do in WoW. 

If I was a mount person or a pet person, I would definitely go for it.  And don't let my purchase of a Celestial Steed make you think otherwise.  I only have about 5 mounts and about 10 pets.  However, my focus is downing raid bosses and hard modes.  That is what brings me satisfaction in the game and keeps me coming back.  I'm sure there are people who enjoy riding around a ram drunk and I say great for those people.  I just can't break myself away to do those holiday things.  Does it make me a WoW Scrooge?  I don't think so.  If it does though, I say "Bah! Humbug!" and will keep my raiding.

What are your thoughts on holidays?  Do you have any favorite holidays that you like to do stuff?  While I don't like holidays, I will say that I like doing the fire tossing during the summer fire festival. 

Just a little note here:  I know a lot of Cataclysm spoilers have come out and I will address those when I can get to somewhere I can actually see the screen shots, etc. There may be two blog post today.


Anonymous said...

I hear ya. Personally im not a fan of holidays irl so having them in wow is just a waste to me. But I also strongly agree with you about those who do enjoy them. Thumbs up too them. We all play for different reasons.

Blog is great, love your posts. keep em coming. Have a great day.

Redhawks said...


Thanks for the great comments. I think you summarized my feelings on holidays perfectly. Great for some, but not for me.