Daily Archives: January 16, 2008

Happy Frostfell! You Can Leave Now!

I did not do much in EverQuest II over the holidays.

With the instance group going, the EverQuest nostalgia in full swing, and my daughter calling to come watch a movie, play with LEGOs, or start up the Wii, there wasn’t much time for EQ2.

Still, I found just a bit of time to log in and collect my Frostfell presents.

In fact, thanks to one of my favorite UI extensions, Mahonri’s Quick Change Shutdown Window, which lets you change characters directly without having to linger on the select screen, I picked up presents with all six of my characters most days.

Since I have been back to work though, I haven’t stopped in to check. So last night I logged in to take a look, mostly to see where you got dumped if you were parked in Frostfell Wonderland Village when they took it away.

And I found it was still there.

It is a long Frostfell this year. In Azeroth the decorations have been down for a well over a week now, and most of my perishable holiday goodies have disappeared. (I still have that fruitcake in my inventory though.)

But in Norrath, somebody (probably those community relations people) seems to have wished for Frostfell all year around.

Well, maybe not all year, but long enough for the presents to run out.

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Whee! I have all the presents!

Does that mean I win Frostfell?

Or is this just a polite way to tell me I have over stayed my welcome?

I am actually glad I got them all, as I am still jealous after last year when Stargrace got all nine of the snow globes, while I only got one. (I did not know there was more than one!)

This year, however, I am the snow globe king! Behold the eleven snow globes of Frostfell.

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The snow globes are, in order from left to right:

  • Mystical
  • Gorowyn
  • Everling
  • Volcanic
  • Neriak
  • Frostfell
  • Dervish
  • Thulian
  • Fae
  • Antonican
  • Bixie

After setting them all out in my acorn, I thought that perhaps Frostfell might be closed after all. Maybe they shut the doors and only the die hards, camped in the zone, were still able to see Frostfell Wonderland Village.

But I ran and checked and, at least in Kelethin, you can still come out of the closet and into Wonderland.

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A fae is still waiting there to guide you.

Frostfell forever I guess.