Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Party Like It's 4706
For those of you who may have missed it, Monday marked the New Year...for the Chinese. And as an ox, I'm hoping that being in my year, this will be a year of wisdom and change for me.
So I am celebrating with my Ulala, my Blood Elf rogue, in World of Warcraft.
While that may sound dorky to some, WoW does something really cool. As it is a game that is constantly evolving through time and space, they do follow a real calender. While there are no Chinese in WoW, they do their own celebration for this holiday called the Lunar Festival, in which many fireworks are lit, people get special kimonos, and honor their lost elders (many of which are cows).
Every major real world holiday has a WoW counterpart; Christmas is The Winter Veil Festival, Halloween is Hallow's End, the upcoming Valentine's Day is "Love Is In The Air," and so forth.
The one I look most forward to is the Summer Fire Festival, in which there is a big island you go to for summer related quests. There was a Fire Island I went to over the summer, but the quests I got there didn't really get me any new clothing...in fact, I don't remember wearing ANY clothing most of the time I was there...