EQ2 Small XP bonus starting today as Holiday bonus

***Holiday Cheer***

All of us here at Sony Online Entertainment want to wish you a very safe and happy Holiday season. We're giving you small boost in both adventuring and tradeskill experience, which will last through the weekend, until Monday morning's update.

Also, we've placed a few holiday items in the world for you, so check your local merchant for a few bits of food and drink, and maybe even something to decorate your home with!

Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder

I don''t mean this as a flame to EQ2, and would be saying this if it concerned ANY mmorpg, but this sorta seems like a cop-out. ""We were too lazy to plan events and quests for the holidays, so we''re just bumping up your exp and giving you some items."" After the level of interaction we''ve gotten from mmorpg''s like City of Heroes and, more recently, with WoW, it''s a little bit of a letdown, for me.

"Warlock" wrote:

I don''t mean this as a flame to EQ2, and would be saying this if it concerned ANY mmorpg, but this sorta seems like a cop-out. ""We were too lazy to plan events and quests for the holidays, so we''re just bumping up your exp and giving you some items."" After the level of interaction we''ve gotten from mmorpg''s like City of Heroes and, more recently, with WoW, it''s a little bit of a letdown, for me.

EQ2 cannot do events like that. They''re doing what they can.

I''m not saying it''s not a nice gesture. But if I came from CoH, where there was some sort of themed something for many holidays, I would feel slighted.

What''s to stop them from doing more?

Meh, not to be a scrooge, but I don''t want my mmo to be sugar drops and everything nice. Personally, Halloween is the only real world day where I expecet themed events. What I want for my Christmas is what EQ2 is giving me, a gift. If all the undead turned into snowmen, and the griffons had glowing red beaks and antlers, I would have to go fire up the X-box for the duration of the event.

Don''t get me wrong, GM events are great, and I really hope that EQ2 has some in the future, but I think they should not be during the hollidays when alot of people are not able to log in.

2 cents paid in full.

FFXI had some awesome holiday events, your right it is too bad EQ2 doesn''t do more. But with the game being fairly new I would rather have them working on any remaining problems and new things they need to put in instead of a holiday event. So this time i''ll give them a pass.

They did. You can get some cool holiday candles for your room.

You can get themed food and drink that regen quite well.

Yeah not as crazy as AC was, which I think did some of the most for the seasons, but it more than enough for me. Small bonus to xp some holiday candles to decorate my room with and holiday food for my character.

I too am glad I did not log in to find Christmas lights on all the trees and the like.

Lets face it.. EQ''ers are hardcore... you wont see anyone wanting to sit around and throw snowballs at eachother.

Anyone remember the space pumpkin fights in Earth & Beyond?