Christmas 2013 -- it's quite a different experience in The Secret World
than in other MMORPGs. Instead of offering some colorful cutesy characters based on the jolliest aspects of the season, TSW's
festivities draw on the darkest parts of our lore to bring you a Christmas devil
, a demoness, and undead Mayans. The only carol you hear is a twisted Jingle Bells whispered in the hellish Niflheim dimension, though wave after wave of horny Hel jokes fill the air. But even with all the differences, one thing is definitely the same: the stress of running around trying to get things done in time!
As much as I am grateful that a form of last year's End of Days event has returned (I did ask for it
after all), the fact that there are three events -- A Mother of a Season
, Ever-Ending Days, and Whispering Tide
-- happening simultaneously is a bit overwhelming. Add the whole real-life part of the holiday season to the evil RNG, and I am truly scrambling to complete my holiday wish list of pets, achievements, and apparel. I am even struggling to get the lore. (And you know that makes for a very unhappy MJ!)
Luckily, the holiday events don't end until January 2nd, so I am going to make a push to finish up as much as I can. If you happen to be in the same boat, here are a few hints to help wrap it all up. If, however, you are one of those people
who got everything done early, feel free to skip to the end where I have penned a more appropriate take on a holiday favorite in honor of the season. Hopefully it will become a new cherished tradition!