It wasn’t even Thanksgiving and yet some game already had their Yule rifts up.
Actually, this seems to be part of Rift’s holiday season event, Fae Yule.
And, as Potshot pointed out during the week, this is really the first Fae Yule, a seasonal event that isn’t the same as last year, because there really was no last year for Rift, having gone live in March.
Not that it seems to be drastically different that other world events. Sure, it has the Christmas spirit attached to it.
But there is also some sameness. Close rifts… specific rifts… and collect another special currency. This time around the currency is “unique snowflakes.” I think they let SynCaine name it.
And no doubt I will end up with a pile of them sitting in my bank unspent, right next to the magma opals from the last event.
Still, it adds another element of seasonal fun to the game.
And on top of that, Rift bonuses appear to be in effect for the holiday weekend.
This appears to be an MMO requirement for a weekend when we might have some extra free time, lest we run off to some other game I guess. SOE has experience bonuses running in EverQuest and EverQuest II, World of Warcraft has their 7 year anniversary bonus going, and even TorilMUD is having a double experience and multiplaying allowed weekend.
Which, all and all, I would prefer to having to go out and shop this weekend.