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Q's Winter-wonderland has been SHORTENED!!

After having a peak at the Calendar in-game, I saw the Q's WW was on it, but my excitement was quickly turned sour as I noticed that they have cut nearly 2 weeks off the event! Last year it was 4th Dec-15th Jan, and this year it's 3rd Dec-2nd Jan. It's not often I'm left astounded and dumbstruck, but my jaw fell off too! Bad form Cryptic....Bad form! This means we have ONLY 5 days or so spare to cover any missed days rather than the usual 15.

@ambassadorkael#6946 Have you turned into Scrooge!? :lol:
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,529 Arc User
    The calendar in game has been incorrect a number of times before, they might not intend to cut it short this year.
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  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 4,629 Arc User
    I really hope not. I like playing in QWW
    Now a LTS and loving it.

    Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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  • shadowkoshshadowkosh Member Posts: 1,207 Arc User
    They might be trying to do with Neverwinter does their Halloween and Christmas events are usually short about the same amount of time
  • baddmoonrizinbaddmoonrizin Member Posts: 6,638 Community Moderator
    They've probably cut it short because they intend to have an extended 10th Anniversary Event.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 8,214 Arc User
    Lets not freak out just yet.. it's possible that with the reduced length, that they have also reduced the amount of favors required.
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  • peterconnorfirstpeterconnorfirst Member Posts: 5,498 Arc User
    edited November 13
    Lets not freak out just yet.. it's possible that with the reduced length, that they have also reduced the amount of favors required.

    Agreed.

    We should also note that after the event is *right* before the event by now. We always have event at any time basicaly. It's always event time!!! Now if one event is a bit shorter than the next event which is then longer so that the event after...

    Gah! Forget it, what I want to tell is it does not matter that much cuz it is event time aynway. :p

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  • protoneousprotoneous Member Posts: 1,218 Arc User
    It was probably cut short due to a special anniversary event...

    It's another Borg invasion of ESD!

    Every. ten. years.
    Bring back the Borg invasion of ESD for STO's 10th Anniversay!
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  • lexusk19lexusk19 Member Posts: 1,333 Arc User
    I really hope this is just a bug. Wonderland is my favorite event and I love spending my time in the map. Just about the only Christmas themed thing I get to do on the holiday. :/
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  • darkbladejkdarkbladejk Member Posts: 1,898 Community Moderator
    Keep in mind this is the 10th anniversary event coming up and you only get one chance to do a 10th anniversary right. Not many MMOs out there get to have a 10th anniversary. So if it is shortened then my money is on the 10th anniversary being the reason. They've been hyping this 10th anniversary event for some time now, for that matter pretty much since last anniversary event. The in-game calendar, especially the tribble one, isn't always the most reliable for exact dates and information and is hit or miss on that point. It can give us ideas of what's coming such as folks who knew about this Breach event beforehand because it leaked on Tribble. However I've seen several times where the in-game calendar shows nothing at all going on and there could be multiple events up at once. Until blogs start dropping and announcements are made, or an official comment is given from someone at Cryptic, the only thing we can do is speculate.
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  • peterconnorfirstpeterconnorfirst Member Posts: 5,498 Arc User
    edited November 13
    Keep in mind this is the 10th anniversary event coming up and you only get one chance to do a 10th anniversary right. Not many MMOs out there get to have a 10th anniversary. So if it is shortened then my money is on the 10th anniversary being the reason. They've been hyping this 10th anniversary event for some time now, for that matter pretty much since last anniversary event. The in-game calendar, especially the tribble one, isn't always the most reliable for exact dates and information and is hit or miss on that point. It can give us ideas of what's coming such as folks who knew about this Breach event beforehand because it leaked on Tribble. However I've seen several times where the in-game calendar shows nothing at all going on and there could be multiple events up at once. Until blogs start dropping and announcements are made, or an official comment is given from someone at Cryptic, the only thing we can do is speculate.

    You mean let’s get the hype started? Yehaaaaaaa! B)

    *god just think about all those disappointed faces when they find out that Cryptic has us play Days of Doom 14 times in a row to celebrate STO’s 10th anniversary* :p
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  • tharsonius42tharsonius42 Member Posts: 22 Arc User
    Not that hyped about QWW anymore anyways after all that years. I usually just do the daily ice skate. If the really shortened it in favour of a gigantic 10th anniversary event I'm quite happy about that :)
  • shadowkoshshadowkosh Member Posts: 1,207 Arc User
    Keep in mind this is the 10th anniversary event coming up and you only get one chance to do a 10th anniversary right. Not many MMOs out there get to have a 10th anniversary. So if it is shortened then my money is on the 10th anniversary being the reason. They've been hyping this 10th anniversary event for some time now, for that matter pretty much since last anniversary event. The in-game calendar, especially the tribble one, isn't always the most reliable for exact dates and information and is hit or miss on that point. It can give us ideas of what's coming such as folks who knew about this Breach event beforehand because it leaked on Tribble. However I've seen several times where the in-game calendar shows nothing at all going on and there could be multiple events up at once. Until blogs start dropping and announcements are made, or an official comment is given from someone at Cryptic, the only thing we can do is speculate.

    You mean let’s get the hype started? Yehaaaaaaa! B)

    *god just think about all those disappointed faces when they find out that Cryptic has us play Days of Doom 14 times in a row to celebrate STO’s 10th anniversary* :p

    Don’t make me airlock you :D
  • equinox976equinox976 Member Posts: 2,152 Arc User
    OMG! Does this mean the bread is going to be short too?!?!


  • darkbladejkdarkbladejk Member Posts: 1,898 Community Moderator
    Keep in mind this is the 10th anniversary event coming up and you only get one chance to do a 10th anniversary right. Not many MMOs out there get to have a 10th anniversary. So if it is shortened then my money is on the 10th anniversary being the reason. They've been hyping this 10th anniversary event for some time now, for that matter pretty much since last anniversary event. The in-game calendar, especially the tribble one, isn't always the most reliable for exact dates and information and is hit or miss on that point. It can give us ideas of what's coming such as folks who knew about this Breach event beforehand because it leaked on Tribble. However I've seen several times where the in-game calendar shows nothing at all going on and there could be multiple events up at once. Until blogs start dropping and announcements are made, or an official comment is given from someone at Cryptic, the only thing we can do is speculate.

    You mean let’s get the hype started? Yehaaaaaaa! B)

    *god just think about all those disappointed faces when they find out that Cryptic has us play Days of Doom 14 times in a row to celebrate STO’s 10th anniversary* :p

    I mean if they want me to slam my head into a desk repeatedly sure. Plus the last time the crew and myself went in there, let's just say it resulted in paperwork, lots and lots of paperwork. By that I mean the kind of paperwork where someone hears the boom in the server room, sees the smoke, and the sound of cold brewskies being opened fills the studio as they draw lots to see who's going to put the fire out this time. All of this before they get the paperwork from me saying I broke it lols. So for their own sanity they might not want to do that if you catch my drift B)
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  • duasynduasyn Member Posts: 262 Arc User
    Keep in mind this is the 10th anniversary event coming up and you only get one chance to do a 10th anniversary right.

    So much time travel in STO, I'd not assume you only get 1 chance... :D

  • snowwolf#0563 snowwolf Member Posts: 782 Arc User
    This is highly unacceptable! Winter wonderland is my favourite place!
  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 9,206 Arc User
    Keep in mind this is the 10th anniversary event coming up and you only get one chance to do a 10th anniversary right. Not many MMOs out there get to have a 10th anniversary. So if it is shortened then my money is on the 10th anniversary being the reason. They've been hyping this 10th anniversary event for some time now, for that matter pretty much since last anniversary event. The in-game calendar, especially the tribble one, isn't always the most reliable for exact dates and information and is hit or miss on that point. It can give us ideas of what's coming such as folks who knew about this Breach event beforehand because it leaked on Tribble. However I've seen several times where the in-game calendar shows nothing at all going on and there could be multiple events up at once. Until blogs start dropping and announcements are made, or an official comment is given from someone at Cryptic, the only thing we can do is speculate.

    You mean let’s get the hype started? Yehaaaaaaa! B)

    *god just think about all those disappointed faces when they find out that Cryptic has us play Days of Doom 14 times in a row to celebrate STO’s 10th anniversary* :p
    That would be so funny. :D
  • foxman00foxman00 Member Posts: 682 Arc User
    I saw this calendar entry about 3 - 4 days ago. Not concerned, i am sure we will get information in the next 2 weeks detailing about the Winter event.

    No need to panic. Also OP you really went for the tin foil hat there didnt you? Alot of leaps with no substanial evidence to backup your claim.
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  • snowwolf#0563 snowwolf Member Posts: 782 Arc User
    foxman00 wrote: »
    I saw this calendar entry about 3 - 4 days ago. Not concerned, i am sure we will get information in the next 2 weeks detailing about the Winter event.

    No need to panic. Also OP you really went for the tin foil hat there didnt you? Alot of leaps with no substanial evidence to backup your claim.

    No need to run around picking fights. ^^
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,878 Arc User
    To be honest, my interest in the Winter Wonderland drops off after Christmas anyway.
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  • littlesarbonnlittlesarbonn Member Posts: 445 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    To be honest, my interest in the Winter Wonderland drops off after Christmas anyway.

    I'm not sure that's completely accurate. I play it the entire season long because it's a lot of fun. There are times where I will join a group of people I've never met before, and we will defend the frothy wasteland from the evil snow borg and its queen. And I will do it right up until the moment they don't let me do it any longer.
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  • sheldonlcoopersheldonlcooper Member Posts: 3,803 Arc User
    Sadly I think this might be accurate. Most likely they will allow additional methods to get event ship tokens - lessening the amount of times you must do the race - down to 20 days or maybe even less.

    Q's is my second favorite event in all gamedom. Cutting it to 30 days stinks. Especially for epohhs. My main thing over the past few years has been the pvp race and raising epohhs. I probably won't bother with it anymore. Just take in the sights and do the ship race.

    As for the anniversary. I don't give a rats derriere about it. Each year I went wild with the omega farming. But I mean I'm kind of done upgrading and the phoenix upgrades are good enough anyway. Probably there will be a somewhat better ship this year. I can't see any reason we need more than 30 days for that. Much rather have the 2 weeks more in Q's.
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,878 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    To be honest, my interest in the Winter Wonderland drops off after Christmas anyway.

    I'm not sure that's completely accurate. I play it the entire season long because it's a lot of fun. There are times where I will join a group of people I've never met before, and we will defend the frothy wasteland from the evil snow borg and its queen. And I will do it right up until the moment they don't let me do it any longer.
    Well, was only talking from an entirely personal viewpoint.

    Daft as it may sound, the 'atmosphere' of it is what keeps me visiting in the leadup to Christmas. After Christmas has passed I don't really 'feel' it this.

    Plus, have to say - and again, it' a silly nitpick, I know - Krampus telling me I'd been "naughty this year" on January 1st, when the year was all of 5 seconds old did make me roll my eyes ;)
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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 3,476 Arc User
    To those that think I'm over hyping it, I remember that Kael said on last week's livestream that it would end on the 2nd Jan, however, he did not give a start date so there was a presumption it would start a little earlier.
    foxman00 wrote: »
    I saw this calendar entry about 3 - 4 days ago. Not concerned, i am sure we will get information in the next 2 weeks detailing about the Winter event.

    No need to panic. Also OP you really went for the tin foil hat there didnt you? Alot of leaps with no substanial evidence to backup your claim.

    I'm NOT and never have been a tin-foil hat person, and there is evidence.....so nerr :lol:
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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 920 Arc User
    I can only tolerate the particle hunt thing so long before I have to go do something else to avoid a headache. Last year I did not bother with the anniversary stuff at all except for the minimum needed to get the ship.

    I would much rather do the full length winter wonderland than an extended anniversary event unless they have something really spectacular in FTFOs planned for it or something similar that does not involve mind-numbing, eye wrenching minigames like the particle thing.
  • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,109 Arc User
    they could of reworked it and cut the number of pictures you need or increased the daily reward to compensate
  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 2,097 Arc User
    tigeraries wrote: »
    they could of reworked it and cut the number of pictures you need or increased the daily reward to compensate

    Or perhaps there is 2 prices instead of one... or 10!... or more!
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 34,535 Arc User
    gaevsman wrote: »
    tigeraries wrote: »
    they could of reworked it and cut the number of pictures you need or increased the daily reward to compensate

    Or perhaps there is 2 prices instead of one... or 10!... or more!
    Or a conversion store. :p
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  • littlesarbonnlittlesarbonn Member Posts: 445 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »

    Plus, have to say - and again, it' a silly nitpick, I know - Krampus telling me I'd been "naughty this year" on January 1st, when the year was all of 5 seconds old did make me roll my eyes ;)

    Or you did some really, really naughty things in those first 5 seconds.
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  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 9,206 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    reyan01 wrote: »
    To be honest, my interest in the Winter Wonderland drops off after Christmas anyway.

    I'm not sure that's completely accurate. I play it the entire season long because it's a lot of fun. There are times where I will join a group of people I've never met before, and we will defend the frothy wasteland from the evil snow borg and its queen. And I will do it right up until the moment they don't let me do it any longer.
    Well, was only talking from an entirely personal viewpoint.

    Daft as it may sound, the 'atmosphere' of it is what keeps me visiting in the leadup to Christmas. After Christmas has passed I don't really 'feel' it this.

    Plus, have to say - and again, it' a silly nitpick, I know - Krampus telling me I'd been "naughty this year" on January 1st, when the year was all of 5 seconds old did make me roll my eyes ;)
    The ship is the only thing that gets me into Wonderland at all anymore. The last time I did any of the farming sidequests was when the ice fishing was new, and even then only to try it once or twice.
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