Happy Winter Veil

Happy Winter Veil!

I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! I went to a Christmas party hosted by some friends of mine last weekend and it felt like deja vu, as if there had been no lapse in time whatsoever over the course of the year and I never left the party last year. It was a weird experience, for it was the exact same people attending, in the same locations they were in last year, with those hanging out in the kitchen, out in the backyard and within the front room. Don’t think it was due in part to holiday libations I was enjoying either. I didn’t even have anything to drink up to that point. It just seemed like nothing changed or altered what soever. Time, it seems stood still, and yet we have gone through a while year and are back to celebrating my favorite world holiday within Warcraft, that of Winter Veil!

‘Twas the feast of Great-Winter
And all through the land
All the races were running
With snowballs in hand.

The cooks were all frantic
And for those “in the know”
Swoops and owls were crashing
Like new-fallen snow.

Cookies and eggnog
Were consumed by all
As the snowballs flew freely
And drunks smashed into walls.

May your feast of Great-Winter
Be one merry and bright
And from all here at Blizzard
We wish you a fun night!

I still can fondly recall my first Winter Veil within the game, we had to take on the Grinch, but he was located at a different area, just around the way from where he current is now and he also had a different look or “skin”. It was then that I saw my first land mount that a player was on. It was a Tauren upon his Kodo and everyone within the area who was trying to complete the quest by killing the Grinch had stopped everything and were circled around this one particular player, admiring his spectacularly awesome Kodo mount!

I can recall one Winter Veil where I was particularly “notty”! I amassed a massive collection of snowballs and went into Alteric Valley to pvp, only my true intent was to peg everyone and anyone that I came across once I was at the Alliance “Bridge of Death”. It didn’t matter if it were my fellow Horde or Alliance, everyone was a open target. The thing is, the snowballs had a knock back effect, which as you could imagine caused total havoc to those fighting upon the bridge. Off they plunge below after getting hit! So many players complained on the forums that they eventually removed the knock back effect sadly. It was so much fun to have a snowball fight of epic proportions! I so wish they would restore that feature within the snowballs, for it really added a lot of fun and season flair to pvp, as well as just being playful around the major cities!

It is my wish that all of those who have enjoyed my WoW blog have a very festive Winter Veil and a blessed Christmas and a very peace filled holiday! I am very excited by the coming year for what Blizzard has in store for us! I can’t wait for Warlords of Draenor! I have several writes ups that I have to knock out for the coming year, so come back soon for I will have my next post up possibly later this week if all goes to plan. Until then, watch out for the Abominable Grinch and I hope the Great Winter Father brings you all sorts of wonderful presents under the tree!

The Grinch WoW1




Great-father Winter's ride

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