Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and it means the same thing every year: millions of men scratching their heads while staring through the window of gift shops, at gift magazines, and online, trying to find a gift that won’t land them in the doghouse. Yup! That’s right. The world will be full of pink hearts and probably some broken ones, but what are you going to do? I know, a little bit of escapism in your favorite MMO.
Unfortunately for those looking to get away, Cupid has not missed out on our MMO worlds. He created an account in every MMO known to gamingkind, flew around and went berserk with those arrows of his. Now almost all MMO publishers and developers are coming up with ways on how to spread the Hallmark Holiday onto the online realms. Upon a quick look around the developers sites, I found dozens that are offering special seasonal updates and features for a limited time only. It’s like Christmas all over again; except this time, it’s a little pinker and a little less snowy.
IGG is offering a gift service and other features for their games, most notably in “Wonderland Online.” Some of the stuff they have come up with include cupid style wings for your character and an ‘energy halo’. You can also pick up other things at the mall such as the ‘Magic Magnet’ which draws characters together and something called a ‘Wisdom Crystal.’
“Runes of Magic” is also launching a Valentine’s update where players can create special chocolate to win the hearts of their desire. Other features also include the distribution of in-game roses.Posted by Dean Sherwin