news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Christmas Cheer in Vindictus


"Christmas cheer" is not something you'd expect to find in an ultra-violent, combat-heavy game, but it seems MMO developers just can't help themselves. Nexon America has announced a "flurry of festive updates in Vindictus are now available for players to experience, including special holiday events, themed quests and even a new raid boss."

The citizens of Colhen face a vicious new threat, as Laghodessa, deadliest of spiders, battles players in 'Nightmare at the Ruins.' Fabulous treasures await the brave mercenaries who will band together to take down the fearsome eight-legged creature.

Elsewhere in the world, players are getting in the holiday spirit. Colhen has been decorated with festive snowmen and holiday flair, and a steady snowfall is blanketing the land with fluffy flakes.

Players are invited to stock up a daily supply of 11 free snowballs from the in-game Supply Depot, starting now through January 4, or purchase them in bulk. Snowballs make handy secondary weapons that can be used to pummel or even occasionally freeze enemies, or to have a good old-fashioned snowball fight with friends.

Unlike most visitors to Hoarfrost Hollow, the kobolds hate the holidays and all those who partake in the celebratory festivities. The creatures are so jealous of everybody's holiday cheer that a glitch has turned their skin green. Players can eliminate the holiday-hating "Glitches" and collect puzzle pieces along the way to earn a set of reindeer antlers and a shiny red nose that (you could even say) glows.

In addition, a variety of hot holiday Inner Armor, Santa hats and body tattoos are now available for purchase. Many special deals, packages and promotions are also being offered.

Name one MMO that doesn't have Santa hats right now. Where are the reindeer mounts or snowman pets? Let's try something new for a change.

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