Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and wish all a happy new year.  This time of year gets to be a bit busy for me. I don’t often have much time for gaming, unless I get sick (as I recently did :p).  What time I do have, I tend to spend in EQ2 with their Frostfelll activities going on for most of December and a week into January.

I actually found the time to assemble something of a project. On the forums, people were posting pics of their Frostfell trees. One particular post wasn’t of a tree, but more of a pyramid shaped decoration. This inspired me to take things in a different direction and create something in the style of a tree made with my favorite Tinkerfest materials. The end result was something of a tower with some actual trees on it.

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My fascination with all things mechanical didn’t end there. In the offline realm, I scored a cool gift from Santa that should come as no surprise to anyone that’s read this blog or is the least bit aware of my gaming habits and design tendencies.

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It’s a Life -Phorm by Lethal Protection. Sometimes a tripod can be too cumbersome to carry around or three legs just aren’t enough. I’ve been in a number of situations where tripods aren’t even allowed, but I might get away with something like this.

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Happy Frostfell!

With the Christmas season, comes the oldest holiday event in Everquest 2, Frostfell. This old favorite features its own zone as a hub for most of the activities. It’s a frozen bay with many islands. Scattered around the place are presents to harvest for crafting goods as well as snowballs and fruitcake to toss at each other. Questing includes various encounters with Mr. McScroogle and it wouldn’t be complete without an attempt to get him to see the error of his ways.

Of course, my favorite part is all the ice / Christmas themed furniture made available each year. Unfortunately, the items can only be made or purchased during the event. Due to the real holiday activity and birthday celebrating, I only get enough time to collect components and a few items here and there. Thankfully, this year’s event was delayed a week and pushed a little further into January, so I might get to plan and execute something interesting.

Below is a picture of the tavern room in my guild hall. My favorite part of this is how easy it is to just pick a layout file and load it up. Someday, I might get some other holidays incorporated into the space.