Mythic Entertainment sent us a press release late yesterday announcing their plans for various holiday events in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, Ultima Online, and Dark Age of Camelot. Check it out:
Mythic Entertainment Celebrates the Holiday Season with Online Events for Warhammer Online, Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot
Holiday Festivities Include Live Events, In-game Gifts and more!
Mythic Entertainment will celebrate the holiday season with epic online activities and events in Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR), Dark Age of Camelot® and Ultima Online® beginning December 15th. Whether players are celebrating the Dwarf New Year with morale-boosting party kegs, decorating the Realms with hard-won festive greenery or seeking gifts from holiday reindeer, there will be holiday fun to be had by all!
Warhammer Online's 2nd Annual Keg End Live Event runs from December 16th January 4th: http://herald.warhammeronline.com/liveevents/2009KegEnd.php
'¢ During the celebration of the Dwarf New Year, players can earn exclusive in-game rewards, including the titles "Brew Hound" (Order) and "Broo Dawg" (Destruction), a deployable Party Keg allies may interact with to increase their morale gain rate, and a Keg Tap with career-specific stats.
'¢ Rare World Drop Items include the Battlebrew Backpack (one for each tier in which they are found) and your own personal keg toting servant - the Dwarf Keg Handler (Order) or Goblin Bar-Back (Destruction)!
Dark Age of Camelot's Midwinter Festival kicks off December 17th and runs through January 14th bringing celebration and decoration to the coldest and darkest times of the year:
'¢ During the festival, tavern keepers will decorate their buildings with holiday adornments while the citizens of each Realm set up decorated evergreens and offer them as gifts to those who provide them with assistance.
'¢ The Realms will also be visited by four special guests: Olibar the Midwinter Tomte (all Realms), Santa Nicholas (Albion), Lucia of the Light (Hibernia), and Jack Frost (Midgard), each who come to bring Midwinter cheer and gifts.
'¢ Players may also participate in the Trinkets for Tots quest to round out this season of giving.
Ultima Online's Festival of the White Hart will take place from December 15th through January 4th:
'¢ White Hart, a holiday white stag, will appear on each shard to give out Christmas goodies, including holiday cookies, Rum Balls, Angel Food Cake and Naughty Switches to all the bad boys and girls.
'¢ All current players who have characters 30 days or older may choose from a collection of gifts for their homes, including a nutcracker, four statues (Mermaid, Pegasus, Seahorse, or Griffin), or icicles. There are also new holiday gift box containers and one special rare box.
Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. WAR is available now for PC and Mac is rated (T) for Teen by the ESRB. For more information or to download the Endless Free Trial, visit http://www.warhammeronline.com/.
Now in its ninth year, Dark Age of Camelot is the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game ("MMORPG") that pioneered Realm vs. Realmâ„¢ combat, Mythic's unique take on Player vs. Player action. For more information or to download the 14-day trial, visit http://www.darkageofcamelot.com.
Released in September 1997, Ultima Online is one of the longest-running games in MMORPG history. The first widely successful graphical online role-playing game, Ultima Online has thrived for over a decade, with armies of devoted followers around the world. Ultima Online has spawned eight expansions and dozens of content updates, making it one of the deepest, largest MMORPG's ever created. For more information or to download the 14-day trial, visit http://www.ultimaonline.com.