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What do you think makes good seasonal content for the Christmas season?
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Golden Ace
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June 21, 2024 - 11:37 pm

Launch Day / Founders' Day
Description: A holiday celebrating the founding of the first colony ship that ventured out into space.

Activities:

    Players could participate in historical reenactments, special missions to protect the colony ship, or gather resources for a big feast.
    Space Parade: Players can participate in a parade featuring floats representing different factions, historical figures, and key events from the ship's journey.
    Historical Exhibits: Exhibitions showcasing artifacts and recordings from the early days of the colony ship, allowing players to learn about its history.
    Space Exploration Tours: Guided tours to significant landmarks or historic sites within the ship, with opportunities for storytelling and interactive exhibits.
    Community Crafting: Collaborative crafting events where players contribute materials and skills to construct a symbolic monument or time capsule commemorating the launch. – fireworks?
    Fireworks Crafting: Players can gather rare materials from across the galaxy to craft their own fireworks. Different combinations of materials yield different effects and colors.
    Fireworks Display Competitions: Competitions where players or factions showcase their crafted fireworks displays. Judging criteria could include creativity, synchronization, and visual appeal.
    Fireworks Treasure Hunts: Quests where players search for hidden caches of rare fireworks ingredients or special launch sites with breathtaking views.
    Fireworks Shows: Scheduled displays organized by NPCs in major cities or scenic locations. Players can gather to watch these mesmerizing displays together.

Rewards:

    Unique cosmetic items like colonial-themed costumes or spaceship-themed trophies.
    Commemorative Gear: Exclusive costumes, accessories.
    Anniversary Tokens: Tokens redeemable for limited-time anniversary-themed rewards or enhancements.
    Legacy Items: Special items with historical significance, such as replicas of the ship's original equipment or tokens from the launch ceremony.
    Fireworks Launcher Gadgets: Gadgets that allow players to launch fireworks during celebrations or in their personal housing instances.
    Festivities: Culminate the event with a grand gala featuring speeches from key NPCs, musical performances, and a fireworks display visible from space. Players can vote for their favorite displays and participate in a final burst of celebration before the festival concludes.

Explorer's Day

Description:: A holiday honoring the spirit of exploration and discovery.
Activities:: Players could embark on special exploration missions to uncover hidden relics or rare species, participate in races to chart new territories, or share stories of their discoveries.
Rewards:: Exploration-themed gear such as compasses, maps, or telescopes, bonus experience for exploring new areas, or reputation with explorer factions.

Galactic Harvest Festival

Description:: A festival celebrating the bountiful harvests from different planets across the galaxy.
Activities:: Players could participate in harvesting rare space crops, cooking contests using exotic ingredients, or defending farmsteads from space pests.
Rewards:: Harvest-themed costumes, special food buffs that boost stats, or decorative farm items for player housing.

Legends of the Ancients Day

Description:: A day dedicated to honoring the ancient civilizations and their mystical artifacts.
Activities:: Players could embark on archaeological expeditions to uncover lost ruins, decipher ancient hieroglyphs, or defend ancient relics from tomb raiders.
Rewards:: Ancient-themed armor and weapons, relics that grant temporary powerful buffs, or lore books detailing the history of the ancient civilizations.

Cosmic Carnival name needs some work...

Description:: A traveling carnival that visits the ship and different planets, offering games, rides, and exotic performances.
Activities:: Players could participate in carnival games to win prizes, ride on futuristic carousels or roller coasters, or help troubleshoot when the carnival's robots malfunction.
Rewards:: Carnival-themed costumes and masks, unique carnival trophies, or tickets redeemable for special prizes.

Halloween: Night of Shadows

Description:: A spooky holiday celebrating the mysteries and thrills of the unknown.
Activities:: Players could explore haunted spaceships or abandoned space stations, participate in ghost-hunting missions, or attend eerie masquerade balls i.e. fashion shows.
Rewards:: Halloween-themed costumes (vampires, ghosts, witches, etc.), spooky pets, trophies, special "candy" items that provide temporary buffs or transformations.
Rewards for Masquerade Ball participants: Elegant ballroom-themed costumes and masks, dance emotes or gestures, or exclusive access to VIP lounges in social hubs.

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June 15, 2024 - 1:44 am

Hmm... a Thanks Giving Day to all Aliens and People that help We of Earth advance, and survive in the vast environment of Space and New Worlds? But the Nagdellans wouldn't like the celebration much at all. That'd be a neat Lead-In to Christmas. 👍👍 & 5👑

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December 24, 2023 - 1:16 pm

Thank you for all these creative ideas. It is quite likely that they will end up in the game, somewhere, in one form or another. But Dr. Cornish Day is still lagging in the internal polls, especially as a replacement for our beloved Halloween.

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Golden Ace
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December 19, 2023 - 5:23 pm

lol I love it

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December 19, 2023 - 12:47 am

Golden Ace said
aw come on. nobody like Dr. Cornish Day? the man who invented unobtainium? on Dr. Cornish Day we can all dress up as prometheans, go to peoples houses, and assimilate everyone inside. FUN!  

LOVE IT! And don't forget Nagdellian Day! What did the voices say?! What!? Kill 'em all? Okay.

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December 18, 2023 - 6:49 pm

aw come on. nobody like Dr. Cornish Day? the man who invented unobtainium? on Dr. Cornish Day we can all dress up as prometheans, go to peoples houses, and assimilate everyone inside. FUN!

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December 18, 2023 - 10:11 am

Golden Ace said
Launch Day (Independence Day)
Federation Day (new years / Independence Day)
Dr. Cornish Day (Halloween)
Captains Casey Day (or just captains day) (Presidents day / thanksgiving)  

I agree with 1, 2 & 4.

#3 Could be the Ships version of Pearl Harbor Day, (PHD pronounced like Pfft?) or Independence Revolution Day, (the Nerds of Ird strike!) as Cornish tries taking over, and domineering the Crew, and Citizens.

Regardless of the naming, they should be Historical semblances of the original Celebrations to keep memories of Earth's History alive... Maybe?

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December 17, 2023 - 8:50 pm

Thank you for all these interesting suggestions. We probably will not honor evil Dr. Cornish by renaming Halloween after him. But Halloween is definitely in. And all the other ideas are under consideration.

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December 17, 2023 - 7:11 pm

Launch Day (Independence Day)
Federation Day (new years / Independence Day)
Dr. Cornish Day (Halloween)
Captains Casey Day (or just captains day) (Presidents day / thanksgiving)

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December 17, 2023 - 5:23 pm

Gerald_Deemer said
What we need is a good and strong name for the "non-usual-holiday-event" that is SoH unique as this is a post launch possibility like Integral stated.

This is something for the community to make suggenstions.

Here are some of mine that came into my mind:

- UNOBTAINIUM DAY/UNOBTAINIUM WEEK (celebrating the unobtainium and it´s peaceful usage)
- FHS JUSTICE DEPARTURE DAY (celebrating the day when the FHS Justice started it´s journey)
- SPACE THANKSGIVING (...maybe the birthday of Heroic Games Corp)

Cheers 🙂
Gerald  

I love these ideas, Gerald!

"UNOBTAINIUM WEEK" once every 3 months sounds awesome to me!
I think the " DEPARTURE" sounds like we're leaving people behind, so maybe "FHS JUSTICE INAUGURATION DAY" instead?
Maybe "FEDERATION THANKSGIVING" instead of "SPACE THANKSGIVING"?

The names of the events may be good poll questions. What events to include could also be good poll questions.

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December 17, 2023 - 2:39 am

What we need is a good and strong name for the "non-usual-holiday-event" that is SoH unique as this is a post launch possibility like Integral stated.

This is something for the community to make suggenstions.

Here are some of mine that came into my mind:

- UNOBTAINIUM DAY/UNOBTAINIUM WEEK (celebrating the unobtainium and it´s peaceful usage)
- FHS JUSTICE DEPARTURE DAY (celebrating the day when the FHS Justice started it´s journey)
- SPACE THANKSGIVING (...maybe the birthday of Heroic Games Corp)

Cheers 🙂
Gerald

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December 16, 2023 - 8:50 pm

I would like to see seasonal content which reflects the 4 seasons, with portals located in different parts of the city accessible during those seasons (like how the current winter event). Along with that, maybe change the trees, bushes and grass to go along with the season.

Winter:
Already set up with the portal and some Christmas things to do.
Trees and bushes bare (maybe encased in ice) with a bare ground.

Spring:
Portal going to a forest area especially good for foraging. Maybe special fruits and vegetables? Hide and seek?
Trees and bushes green with flowers/buds and green grass.

Summer:
Portal going to an island area with lots of beach. Fishing? Seashells?
Trees and bushes green with green grass.

Fall:
Portal going to an eerie, stark area with hidden spots. Caves?
Trees and bushes multi-colored with leaves on the ground.

I know this would be a lot of work, so this may be good for future updates. If there are updates every month, maybe some of the cosmetic changes could be made gradually each month. This would set SoH apart from other MMO's.

Also, I would also like to see some international type events. At least one for each of the seasons. I know Christmas (Holidays) and Halloween are good and used often, which takes care of Winter and Fall. Maybe Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and/or Easter for Spring? I'm from the United States, so that's what I have for those, but I'm not sure how global they are. And, I have nothing for Summer. Some help from fellow Heroes from around the world would be cool!

Lastly, some events unique to SoH. Definitely an annual launch day celebration! Maybe an invasion holiday when the Promethians invaded the ship and was fought off successfully, which brought on a new age for the Heroes and comradery around the ship (or something similar to that).

As far as what to do at these events? Golden Ace and Odee are right on track. Smile

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December 16, 2023 - 4:33 pm

Odee said

"Scavenger Hunting" has always been a favorite thing in all MMO's I've played. Also, there are a huge majority of other gamers, that agree on Scavenger Hunting being fun. "Is it a gift? Or a Booby Trap with a villain inside?" 👍 👍 10⭐

Background Season music would be another Epic Addition, to Seasonal Events too.  

Thank you, Odee. I will pass the compliment. These two ideas are definitely going on the list. Have a merry Christmas!

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December 16, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Gerald_Deemer said
It´s always good to have seasonal events around the holidays not only at Christmas. It´s MMO tradtion that a lot of players coming back during holiday events. And some of them are willing to spend some money in the game shops...
I would even suggest to have SOH specialized events outside of the usual holidays just to have something special no other MMO has.  

Thank you for the suggestion. We actually have talked internally about that. Maybe post launch...

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December 16, 2023 - 1:13 am

Integral said

Wow! So glad we asked! There are a lot of fun ideas in there. Thank you for contributing them!  

I agree 100% with Golden Ace, on the Seasonal Events, and what could make them Stellar to play. They are really great as is for now. Far better than what the predecessor "C" Game has/had, and TEAM SOH even added more things, and NPC's to deal with during the Seasonal Events.
Speaking of NPC's... Their story lines are well thought out, and characters designed above and beyond cool!

"Scavenger Hunting" has always been a favorite thing in all MMO's I've played. Also, there are a huge majority of other gamers, that agree on Scavenger Hunting being fun. "Is it a gift? Or a Booby Trap with a villain inside?" 👍 👍 10⭐

Background Season music would be another Epic Addition, to Seasonal Events too.

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December 15, 2023 - 11:36 am

It´s always good to have seasonal events around the holidays not only at Christmas. It´s MMO tradtion that a lot of players coming back during holiday events. And some of them are willing to spend some money in the game shops...
I would even suggest to have SOH specialized events outside of the usual holidays just to have something special no other MMO has.

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December 14, 2023 - 8:43 pm

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Honestly, I liked the packages you found with SOH for the christmas insperations, and what you did the other year was fun. so to continue doing that during the holiday season would be nice, but how about adding a reward if you find all of them? special title as the reward? or an Ugly sweater as the reward. and a little pop up saying you have found 17 of 57 hidden presents. we have a winter zone, so special missions in the zone, not nessessarilly having to fight something for all of them, something where you can just have fun and test your skills.

christmas things to do...

help out Mrs Claus by making cookies and candy - crafting - gather ingredients and craft
caroling... not sure how that would work but throwing stuff out there. maybe have some christmas music playable
build a snow man - again not sure how it would work.
put up decorations. I think this could work temp power to place christmas lights
sledding skiing or tubing events
get drunk on eggnog - then do a mission, make me slur my words! 😀
scavenger hunt? could be part of the christmas cookie making...

my thoughts anyway.  

Wow! So glad we asked! There are a lot of fun ideas in there. Thank you for contributing them!

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December 14, 2023 - 8:20 pm

Honestly, I liked the packages you found with SOH for the christmas insperations, and what you did the other year was fun. so to continue doing that during the holiday season would be nice, but how about adding a reward if you find all of them? special title as the reward? or an Ugly sweater as the reward. and a little pop up saying you have found 17 of 57 hidden presents. we have a winter zone, so special missions in the zone, not nessessarilly having to fight something for all of them, something where you can just have fun and test your skills.

christmas things to do...

help out Mrs Claus by making cookies and candy - crafting - gather ingredients and craft
caroling... not sure how that would work but throwing stuff out there. maybe have some christmas music playable
build a snow man - again not sure how it would work.
put up decorations. I think this could work temp power to place christmas lights
sledding skiing or tubing events
get drunk on eggnog - then do a mission, make me slur my words! 😀
scavenger hunt? could be part of the christmas cookie making...

my thoughts anyway.

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December 14, 2023 - 7:38 pm

Some games have seasonal content around Christmas. What do you think makes fun content? Which games do you think have particularly good seasonal content? If you like playing end of year content, is this something you look forward to between Christmas and New Year, or any time during December?

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