Happy holidays in Star Trek Online, mes capitaines! It’s time to be festive and to celebrate. You know how much I love to celebrate. It gives me an excuse to snap my fingers and give everyone a smile.
I’ve returned with my fabulous Winter Wonderland, and all of your favorite games and activities are back along with me... Snowball fights, snowmen, races against a competitor or against each other, pie eating, and even that quaint gingerbread village full of hapless gingerbread people in need of saving from an evil snow monster.
There’s a little twist this year, though! (Isn’t there always?) Our old friends the Borg are back, and they’ve assimilated some of the snowmen into their ranks. Now those irate ice-borgs are trying to invade the winter wonderland. Obviously you can’t let them in to spoil the fun or assimilate the gingerbread people, can you? Head to the sparkling new tower and into the snowy canyons beyond to fight off the “Tide of Ice” when the snow Borg attack!
I’ve created a handy little reference for you here, so you can see where to go. Even a tiny little Human brain should be able to follow these directions.
The winter holiday event will begin at about 8 AM Pacific time on December 4th, give or take a few ephemeral cosmic moments of eternity, and last until noon Pacific time on January 15th.
Each day, you can participate in the following events:
At the top of the hour, head to the new snow valley and towers area to fight off waves of snow Borg in the “Tide of Ice.” Assimilated snow Borg are coming down a frozen valley to attempt to reach the Winter Wonderland. Along the way they’ll break down walls of ice and fight against defensive towers blasting them with freezing flurries, but freezistance is futile. You must stop the Borg with your snowball guns and frozen weapons. Fight off all the waves of Borg to unlock access to new rewards from the winter holiday store.
Fifteen minutes after the hour, and again at twenty-two minutes after the hour, rush to the start of the competitive race “The Fast and the Flurrious.” Once again, you and all of your friends (and enemies…) can race across the icy landscape and grab the flag at the end of the race in hopes of being the fastest. Earn winter tags that you can use to acquire special snowy epohh pets, or if you’re not one for raising a cute and cuddly companion, turn the epohhs over for a variety of different Reputation Marks.
At the half-hour, participate in a snowball fight against evil snowmen all across the Wonderland. The snowmen will come alive and rush after anyone who passes by, pelting them with snowballs. Defeat enough of them and their wintry snowverlord will appear on the frozen lake. Destroy him to collect extra rewards.
And at forty-five minutes after the hour, one of the events will run an additional time. I’ll run through each of the events, picking one every hour, and give you another chance to collect wintry rewards.
If that’s not enough, queue up to defend the Gingerbread Village from attack by snowmen. Hunt down hidden presents and recipes there to make special holiday foods.
Remember, too, that while you’re on the Winter Wonderland, you’ll need to participate in the race event, “The Fastest Game on Ice,” in order to earn glossy photos of me, your fabulous host. Turn in those photos to earn a great new tier 6 starship. (Of course, you can still use your photos to claim the Breen raider or cruiser from previous years.) I’ll have more to share about that reward later – must keep you hungry, after all.
My goodness, that’s so much to do, even an omnipotent being such as myself could be overwhelmed. So get out there and have a good time in the snow while it lasts. After all, if you miss this holiday, you’ll have to wait a full year for the next one!
Hugs and chocolate,
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