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Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 10:33AM Scarecrowe said

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It was ok. I didn't bother completing 80% of it though. The ultimate rewards for the quest were limited use (15 charges) so it didn't seem worth the effort.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 11:51AM (Unverified) said

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After Heavy Metal, which was very cool, Keg End felt kinda lame. It took far, far too long to get the "rewards", which were ultimately fairly worthless.

I appreciate Mythic want to keep holiday events seperate from "real world", but next December Id like to see something a little bit more celebratory (and let's face it, most people like the faux-Christmas stuff many MMOs offer) and fun than a few Dwarfs and Ogres standing around, pissed off their nut.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 12:03PM GRT said

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100% in agreement with Nick. I guess it was meant more as a New Year's thing than a {insert your favorite gift-giving holiday} thing, but I still far prefer the WoW/EQ2 events. (the LOTRO one is kind of lame too, IMO).
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 11:53AM (Unverified) said

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I didn't think very much of the event. The ideas were cool and interesting, but it was very... errr... 'grindy.'

It was a lot of work to achieve objectives and they mostly interfered with the rest of the game.

Heavy Metal was great and Keg's End could have benefited from being closer in execution.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 1:33PM (Unverified) said

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The best part of Keg's End was the fireworks. The worst part was the Keg's End quest itself.

I was hoping that after completing all of the tasks that I would earn the final reward but apparently not. Completing all of the tasks barely earns the 2nd reward, a cool title (especially for a dwarf). With no more tasks remaining the only way to reach the final reward, which was useful but limited, was to grind, grind, grind influence.

If I wanted to grind influence, I would be playing WoW!

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 2:09PM (Unverified) said

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It felt quite good. Some fireworks and some booze. But the fireworks weren't very common to drop and the booze didn't make you drunk! Would've liked to see quests, better rewards, easier acquisition of the rewards and the ability to get drunk. And killing 20 ogres was plain stupid, was the only one I had left.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 3:14PM (Unverified) said

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Didn't find it as fun as the EQ2/WoW holiday celebrations, even though many find the in game ones a bit boring - well it's a holiday tradition so like our RL holidays a comfortable sameness.

WAR's was so grindtastically not fun I was surprised after how well they did Heavy Metal. It seemed a last minute addition and not well planned. Besides the bloody ogres - even in a group/raid you didn't get credit always for the kill so what's the point - try to solo an elite 20x - grind away!

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 3:22PM J Brad Hicks said

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Add me to the list of people who thought it was underwhelming. I would have preferred something a bit more Christmasy, something a lot less mean-spirited, and sure as heck a lot better designed. Almost everything about it felt half-baked, like it wasn't even finished when they shoved it out the door. Hopefully next year's will be better; after all, City of Heroes' Winter Event's been though a lot of iterations to get to where it is now.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 3:47PM (Unverified) said

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It was grindily craptacular compared to Heavy Metal. I might have completed 2% just by merely clicking "need" for the fireworks and occasional beer keg drop off a defeated enemy player. Oh, and the boasting/toasting stuff, I did that too. But even after completing those simple things, the inf bar hardly moved. The rewards were not worth the grind at all, so I never went after an ogre or other PvE crap associated with it. Seemed like a waste of time when I could be getting inf and rp for ORVR. Hopefully the next event will take after Heavy MEtal and not this half-thought-out waste of time called Keg's End. I guess the last word in it's title has even more meaning of satisfaction when the event is finally over. Bleh.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 5:52PM (Unverified) said

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Idea:

Final influence reward: A firework with 1 hr cooldown and unlimited uses

also, as mentioned above: Actually getting drunk from drinking a whole keg.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 11:59PM Agozyen said

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It was a decent event, not great, not crappy. Mythic has GOT to get off the idea that their items need charges. What is the point of having 15 charges on the final reward? Holy crap it teleports you to your home city. Big friggin deal. It's not a game breaker because everyone has the ability to bind right next to pretty much every Flightmaster, so I don't see the point of having charges.

In my quest for the Battlebrew Backpack I managed to kill 1000 Snotlings and got a Bestial Token form the effort, as well as a backpack from one of the snotlings eventualy.

Posted: Jan 4th 2009 9:19PM (Unverified) said

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The event didn't really click with me, with the odd tasks and uninspiring rewards. I'd also have to agree with it being too 'grindy'. Imagine grinding for elite rewards for ALL your alts.

Heavy Metal was a step in the right direction, Keg End was a few steps back.

http://metrogamer.wordpress.com/2008/12/19/feeling-sober-about-keg-end/

Posted: Jan 4th 2009 9:27PM (Unverified) said

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Frankly I'm glad it wasn't 'Christmassy' because the ideas we associate with Christmas - Peace, Joy, Sharing - have no part in the world of Warhammer.

Secondly the pseudo-christian (pagan) celebration that we today call 'Christmas' (Yuletide) is completely unrelated to the Warhammer world. If they were to do anything related then I would prefer it to be based around the Mythology of Warhammer, not the religious customs of the western world.

Posted: Jan 5th 2009 3:14PM (Unverified) said

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I tend to agree with the majority - Heavy Metal was super-fun, and after I did all the tasks, boom, I got my reward. I was a little disappointed that after I wrapped up the tasks in Keg End I wasn't even close. Frankly, IMO, the reward doesn't have to be mega-awesome for me to want to participate, but the event does have to be fun. This one - not so much fun. It felt like work.

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