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Monday, July 9, 2012

In-Game Holiday

I was supposed to have gone to a cook-out last weekend for the Fourth. Unfortunately, the plans fell through at the last minute and the cook out never happened. I had a few fireworks, but being alone and it being so dry where I live, I didn't feel like shooting them. I also had nothing festive to prepare for a meal, so I was kind of out of luck. I instead decided to play around in World of Warcraft.

Now that we no longer get the Recruit-a-Friend XP bonus, we haven't been grinding like we were; it's been far more casual than it started out being, so I haven't been doing much except daily quests (repeatable objectives to accomplish for experience and money) and running random dungeons. I heard that they were having in-game fireworks displays throughout the day, so I decided I'd check them out.

They were truly enjoyable. I know it seems kind of sad, and I guess it kind of was - I'd really rather have spent the day actually watching real fireworks, drinking real beer IRL, granted - but it was fun. It was an altogether different experience I'm happy to have had. A friend told me WoW does something festive for every holiday, and I hope to experience each of them. Of course, I also hope to experience them after I've experienced the IRL festivities most people enjoy, but there are always those times when IRL just doesn't work out the way you planned. It's nice to have an alternative.

I hope you all had a great Fourth of July, both online and off-.

© C Harris Lynn, 2012

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