It's that time of year again, and most everyone is celebrating something in some fashion. Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or Festivus, ultimately, it's a section of the calendar that many of us can appreciate and look forward to. On that note, I would like to extend my warmest and sincerest Season's Greetings to all Massively readers out there, wherever you are. And as fun as it is with the gift giving, merriment and world-peace-wishing, the best part of the season is when we get hammered and smack-talk our families. Wait, you don't smack-talk your family at your house? You mean... the season really is all about warmth, love, and mistletoe mischief? Hmm... well, it seems as though my family missed that memo. Behind-the-back dirt-dishing has been a staple at my house for as long as I can remember. But enough about that, let's talk about Warhammer Online and the Keg End live event -- something I can relate to. Forget about religion, politics, and corporate pan-handling; let's get out the gourds, chug a frothy or two, and loudly proclaim our bravest victories in that barrel-chested manner we're all so accustomed to (OK, maybe not all of us, but play along, will ye?).
Read on after the cut to learn about all the fun things you can look forward to with WAR's Keg End live event. Bladerunner. Giving credit where it's due. I'm not from Mars and I don't dream about sheep, electric or otherwise.)
Once all the fighting is done, it's time to relax and head back to your favorite bar and/or grill, where you can /toast your victories with your comrades in arms over a cheek-flushing brew. There are kegs, cauldrons and steins everywhere, to be tapped and enjoyed by all. But why stay stationary? Both Altdorf and the Inevitable City are home to several pubs of note. Why not visit them all? Celebrate your hard-earned victories on the battlefield with a righteous pub crawl. In fact, there's a live event quest to run around and find all of the city's finest alcoholic offerings, even a few hidden ones. There are eight in total to be found and tasted, and while a few of them are pretty easy to find, a few others aren't. If you do manage to find them all, you'll be rewarded with your very own portable bar -- never mind the indentured servant responsible for the bar's portability.
And what is better than being stumbling drunk as you wade through pools of your enemies' blood? Fireworks and loot! But don't worry about where you can find them, since just about everything you kill during the live event will have a chance to drop some of both -- fireworks and loot, that is. If you fire off a few Roman candles from the ramparts of your favorite keep, you'll earn a few points of influence toward the live event. But fireworks won't be the only loot worth taking. Everything from empty bottles (collect 50 for a prize!) to backpacks full of explosive beer can be yours if you're lucky enough.
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