For most of us, the holidays mean spending time with family, and perhaps traveling a lot to do so. That sometimes means there's less time for gaming... but sometimes, gaming (and the gift of gaming) is a family tradition (or a getting away from family tradition). Either way, those of us who are still at our computers this holiday season are spending at least some time in WoW.
But what about you? You can catch up on what the WoW Insider team is up to below, and tell us what you're doing in-game this holiday in the comments. But whether in-game or out, have a happy holiday weekend!
Adam Koebel (@BendakWoW) I will be playing my shiny new PS4. I never got to play The Last of Us on PS3 so I'm looking forward to the remastered edition. WoW will be getting very little play time until the new year because the guild takes a few weeks off from raiding during the holidays. As for holiday gaming traditions, I don't have any except for gaming more than usual (since Santa usually brings at least 1 new game to play).
Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) I'm not sure how much playing anything I'll be doing this weekend honestly, other than LFR at some point to get it out of the way, and maybe a little Dragon Age, but that's doubtful at the moment. My family's holiday game traditions aren't really the PC game variety -- we usually either play some really vicious Uno, but this Thanksgiving my sister introduced everyone to the delights of various kinds of poker, so we might just do that again this time around.
Dawn Moore (@dawnwow) This weekend I'd like to go back and finish a game or two that I left unfinished. The BF and I never completed Castle Crashers, for example, and I still have a few hours left on South Park: The Stick of Truth. I'm taking the next week off from WoW since all the friends I play with are visiting family. On Christmas day the only holiday game tradition I have is sneaking away from the festivities to collect my Winter Veil presents. I probably buy 95% of the games I own so I don't really associate the holidays with games since I never have that experience of receiving a game as a gift and wanting to jump right into it. That said, there is a board game that my board game group has played the last two years at our Christmas party, so maybe we'll do it again this year to make a tradition of it. It's called The Resistance and it's amaaaazing.
Elizabeth Harper (@faience) Though I don't have any particular holiday gaming traditions, holidays mean vacation time which means games. Plus, games also make an excellent way to get away from family, crowds, and holiday stress, so hooray for gaming! I have been meaning to jump into pet battles since I picked up several new pets from the store since they're on sale... but now I'm stuck with the daunting prospect of leveling them. Also I should go and catch a Snowy Owl before I forget about it. Again.
Matthew Rossi (@MatthewWRossi) I'm playing the most dangerous game. It turns out it was Pong all along.
Sarah Pine (@ilaniel) Playing WoW, WoW, and more WoW. Pet battles, specifically. I've always been terrible at them, but I'd like to at least get one team to level 25! I don't have many holiday traditions because I am often traveling for the holidays, sometimes fairly significant distances! However, one thing my family usually does for the holidays when we're all together is to raise a Kir Royale toast. To make Kir Royale, just put about 1 part creme de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur, you can also use Chambord, which is a raspberry liqueur) with 4 parts champagne in a chilled champagne flute and enjoy. Happy holidays to all who celebrate!
The weekend is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy some game time. Are you an achievement junkie? Can't get enough raiding? Rolling a new alt? Considering taking the leap into roleplaying? Whatever your favorite way to play World of Warcraft, let us know in the comments what you're playing this weekend!