At the end of April, Guild Wars had an in game festival to celebrate their four year anniversary.
I came from another multiplayer game world, Uru, where there was very little to do. Consequently, I was amazed that a game company would give you fun stuff to do, in game, for something that only lasted one week. We had events in Uru, but we had to “make do” with what we had. One could say that this showed creativity on the part of the Uru players, but it just didn’t seem right. It’s hard to play “let’s pretend” with no props and nothing changing in the game.
I’ve learned that many multiplayer games have festivals. People like to come together, in a virtual space, for a reason, for something special. The festivals in Lord of the Rings Online are said to be quite good, particularly in the hobbit areas. This makes sense – you can imagine the Shire having really good festivals!
I enjoyed the Anniversary Celebration.
I’m playing a game of chance where you stand on a ring, and some sort of blast knocks you down. If you don’t fall down (not up to you) you win.