In light of some of the topics that have been created about Christmas this year I thought it would be appropriate to have a topic where people who have something positive to share about Christmas can do so.
Please feel free to thank Mur, quest creators, people who did something during the Christmas season (or the past year) that made it special for you.
If your Christmas in MD wasn't great, I'm sorry that you didn't have a great Christmas but please keep your comments to the positive in this thread.
I'll go first:
I would like to start off by saying thank you to Mur for putting up the tree and gifts again this year.
Next I would like to thank Mur and/or Rendril for fixing the extra heat slot gift. It worked great this year.
To whoever played Confused Santa this year, thank you for giving of your time to play that role. (I missed it personally but it sounds like it was a lot of fun for those who were present)
There was an announcement recently stating that there has been a council rotation so I would like to say thank you to those who serve(d) on council and try to make MD run a bit smoother for us all.
This Christmas I, and quite a few others, have received a rather large disappointment in the Murmas celebrations. Instead of receiving the gifts as so many others have, we received nothing, Zilch.
It seems that [i]active days[/i] has become the new currency of loyalty to the game, although some don't quite seem to get the idea that not all of us can log on every day for a few hours due to work, family or other real life issues. This makes the Christmas a very unfair period, especially to those that [b]have [/b]been around for a long time and trying to get as involved as much as we physically can.
I myself felt rather disappointed, and slightly annoyed, as I watched those that are rarely seen doing anything in the community, receive so much. I see people hold such an arrogance to active days these days, and this raises my annoyance, especially as I have tried to log on as often as possible, do as much as possible and, trying to keep in contact with it as much as I can. I'd also like to point out here that someone would not spend around $2000 [b]just[/b] for the [i]perks [/i]of a game.
Active days, for the tree, is a rather petty, and lazy, way of looking at [i]loyalty [/i]to a game.
On a personal note I found the Confused santa rather ignorant and [b]very[/b] annoying, due to the fact that the confused santa decided to ignore me completely when he asked "is there anyone that hasn't received a present?" and when I asked "I wonder if santa has some sort of grudge against me", of which I may have missed the reply if these was one due to real-life christmas issues, that when I asked "Did I miss Santa's reply?" he decided to say "[b][url="http://magicduel.com/dlg/dlg.userdetails_arena.php?eid=GIU3LEK8AGLtrpaNcFk-hA,,"][color=#CC0033]Confused Santa[/color][/url]: [/b][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=2]Sasha you missed it, too bad." [/size][/font][/color]
If you get a Santa then you should make sure it is a neutral player or an outside [i]adjudicator[/i]
So basically, what IS game loyalty based on? In my mind if a player that has been playing for three years, logged on regularly and spent around $2000(and more) then I don't really know what you would say a [i]loyal[/i] players was.
End of Rant
P.s. Sorry, to be precise " a player that has been playing for 1238 days."
Edit: After around 3 people asking Santa to give me a gift he decided to give me one. I chose to accept it and then pass it on. My point still stands. Would you enjoy a gift if it was given to you through pressure or because they actually wanted to?