|Santa Hats used the party room as one mechanic|
of distribution, alongside of the regular spawns.
|Town Square Q&A, a weekly community event group,|
goes on an Easter Egg hunt with attendees.
Although much different than the previous weeks, I do believe that this tactic of having a community friendly spawn was a good addition. For example, with the week of the Easter Eggs, the Old School Town Square Q&A team which I lead decided to go on an Easter Egg hunt, and brought along a few attendees who had never gotten a chance to get a rare (and a few who were just coming along for the taxi to the daily spawn for that night). It was really a great experience getting to see so many happy folks receive an item that they probably had never gotten a chance to have back when Easter Eggs were dropped back in the day. Many were ecstatic (a few a bit too much as they accidentally ate their eggs D:) and the thrill of getting to see this was a really pleasing feeling, getting to know that the community really appreciated the efforts that the group put in. Additionally, I know that one of my friends managed to pick up a few Santa Hats and one of his good friends was extremely thrilled when he received one as a gift, something that might not have been easily possible if the only way to get a hat was to either find one at a spawn or purchase one for a sum of money from another player.
With the final few holiday items dropping in the next few weeks, will we be seeing this sort of approach again? I'm really hoping so, as I personally think that making it so that there's a way for those of us who can't be on too much or just are never lucky enough to get our hands on the items are able to retrieve the items can only be a good thing and will make quite a few folks very happy.