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Just an FYI on Christmas

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Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#21 - 2013-12-13 00:43:12 UTC
Magnus Orly wrote:
Wonder if it is possible to recieve the yule lad gifts retroactively for a week back or so?

Once they're unlocked, you should be able to collect them at any time until late January.

Also, the 12th was the first day, per the tradition, if you were thinking that you had missed some by only having #12 available.
Petrified
Old and Petrified Syndication
TOG - The Older Gamers Alliance
#22 - 2013-12-13 01:29:21 UTC
CCP Doom wrote:

In Iceland Christmas is celebrated with presents and dinner on the evening of December 24, the same as the rest of the Nordics and other European countries.

Christmas Day itself is a day of recovery and for family and friends Smile


lol... kinda like New Years Day for Americans. The actual fun is the night before while everyone recovers the next day. One of the reasons so many have that day off.

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NightCrawler 85
Phoibe Enterprises
#23 - 2013-12-13 06:42:31 UTC  |  Edited by: NightCrawler 85
Just wanted to say thank you CCP!

Having moved from Scandinavia to US i still miss my Christmas chocolate calendar, but this makes up for it!

Fun idea, and I cant wait to i see what we get tomorrow Big smile
Jet Burns
The Silver Seraphs
Sixth Empire
#24 - 2013-12-13 06:49:03 UTC
Our family always celebrated xmas eve, and xmas day was alone time to play with toys that had no batteries to make them work.
CCP Doom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#25 - 2013-12-13 13:18:03 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Magnus Orly wrote:
Wonder if it is possible to recieve the yule lad gifts retroactively for a week back or so?

Once they're unlocked, you should be able to collect them at any time until late January.

Also, the 12th was the first day, per the tradition, if you were thinking that you had missed some by only having #12 available.


Yep this is right, you don't have to log in every day to get the gifts. You could log in at any time and collect all those that are available.

And just to confirm the calendar will be available until the end of January although if you have already claimed all of the gifts these will always be in your in-game redeeming system until you allocate them to your character.
Lugalbandak
Lego3
#26 - 2013-12-13 13:19:01 UTC
Ayx Shewma wrote:
The 'x days' until Christmas actually begins on Christmas day, not before. Seems CCP has fallen for the same 'get it done early so you can get it over with' mentality as with all other big corporations.


fack xmas , who gives a damn

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Koban Agalder
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#27 - 2013-12-13 13:24:17 UTC
Lugalbandak wrote:
Ayx Shewma wrote:
The 'x days' until Christmas actually begins on Christmas day, not before. Seems CCP has fallen for the same 'get it done early so you can get it over with' mentality as with all other big corporations.


fack xmas , who gives a damn

I would say that probably people who celebrate the anniversary of birth of Jesus ?

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Aiden Terona
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#28 - 2013-12-13 13:42:09 UTC
Koban Agalder wrote:
Lugalbandak wrote:
Ayx Shewma wrote:
The 'x days' until Christmas actually begins on Christmas day, not before. Seems CCP has fallen for the same 'get it done early so you can get it over with' mentality as with all other big corporations.


fack xmas , who gives a damn

I would say that probably people who celebrate the anniversary of birth of Jesus ?

Jesus is still a thing?
Markku Laaksonen
No Vacancies
No Vacancies.
#29 - 2013-12-13 15:33:34 UTC
Aiden Terona wrote:
Jesus is still a thing?


I feel no need to elaborate on any personal religious beliefs or lack thereof, but...

You being a douche is still a thing?

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Rikki Bigg
The Graduates
The Initiative.
#30 - 2013-12-13 17:45:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Rikki Bigg
Petrified wrote:
CCP Doom wrote:

In Iceland Christmas is celebrated with presents and dinner on the evening of December 24, the same as the rest of the Nordics and other European countries.

Christmas Day itself is a day of recovery and for family and friends Smile


lol... kinda like New Years Day for Americans. The actual fun is the night before while everyone recovers the next day. One of the reasons so many have that day off.


Actually Christmas Eve is short for Christmas Evening, as tradition states the new day begins at sundown. So it's technically not the night before, just the night of Christmas, followed by Christmas day.
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#31 - 2013-12-13 18:22:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Markku Laaksonen wrote:
Aiden Terona wrote:
Jesus is still a thing?


I feel no need to elaborate on any personal religious beliefs or lack thereof, but...

You being a douche is still a thing?



What people fail to realize is that this time of "Christmas" actually falls on a time when the sun is at the lowest and the days at the shortest and for several days, nothing changes, which is abnormal in the solar "calendar".


For this, just about every civilization finds this yearly time period or cycle to be remarkable, and so religion or not, or other religions, and not having much in the way of science in the days of Olde, much activity is built around it.

Also, a lot of the traditions of this cycle is based on..... food storage. This is especially the case for the more northern climates.

Yeah, food storage.

So by this time, the cheeses are ripe, even the dried fruits are getting to that turning point, and even a well-cured pumpkin has roughly a month left ( I used to raise crops of pumpkins trust me I did tests). Cured animal produce still has a shelf life since they did not have the same recipe of caustic chemicals that Slim Jims have that lets them last for a year, and they didn't have Twinkies either.

Even eggs, which have a long shelf life, don't last forever and chickens in an age without electric lights don't lay much in the darkest days of winter (I also have chickens )


So a lot of tradition and festivals occurred on these times, and something significant was lent to the remarkable solar "death" that occurs from 21-24 December, and they had to eat up that food before the long cold winter too.


Edit: today people complain about putting on weight at this time. Our ancestors did this on purpose because it was necessary to get through winter. Ever go hungry in the winter AFTER already being too thin for lack of food? I have. And believe me when I tell you, you will get sick and actually feel the cold of the grave in your bones. It's not a good feeling.



When the Romans showed up, and the Vikings went Christian, rather than the globalist/bankster driven modern methods of forcing invaded societies to adopt fake democracy and central banking and then try to centralize their entertainment and culture to some Madison Avenue Hollywood driven tripe, the Romans and Vikings pretty much just planted flags and let people be, so a lot of the pagan and Celtic traditions were maintained and adopted into this religious holiday.

For this reason, when the atheists go on their rants against religion (while ironically drawing on a religion called "statism" to get nativities removed from public displays and displaying their own hypocrisy in the process) I like to remind them that in fact much of these "Christian" stuff is not purely so, and was merely people in the past doing something that both modern Christians AND anti-religionists themselves horribly fail at: adapting their own ideals and traditions without foisting on anybody else and everybody having a good time anyway.

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Rio Bravo
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#32 - 2013-12-13 19:34:11 UTC
Who are those dirty little creatures? Space is clean! I was hoping CCP wouldn't get into holiday stuff...frankly.
So we have gobliny elfish humanoids giving modules away...I hope this doesn't turn into dragons, and rainbow palaces with unicorns! Yaaar! weilding my Battle-axe +4 in station! Magic is gross...ew!

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#33 - 2013-12-13 20:32:11 UTC
Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
and was merely people in the past doing something that both modern Christians AND anti-religionists themselves horribly fail at: adapting their own ideals and traditions without foisting on anybody else and everybody having a good time anyway.


Why would these anti-religionists (they are called Athiests, btw) even want to "adapt" traditions to anything, much less towards another altered tradition ? This makes no sense.

Also, God has a really huge problem booking a birthday venue for his Son, because it falls on Christmas.

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Little Dragon Khamez
Guardians of the Underworld
#34 - 2013-12-14 00:22:19 UTC
Rio Bravo wrote:
Who are those dirty little creatures? Space is clean! I was hoping CCP wouldn't get indrinkiday stuff...frankly.
So we have gobliny elfish humanoids giving modules away...I hope this doesn't turn into dragons, and rainbow palaces with unicorns! Yaaar! weilding my Battle-axe +4 in station! Magic is gross...ew!


Relax man, it's just a bit of out of game fun. No one is turning eve into wow. join the party, have a drink, feels good doesn't it?

Dumbing down of Eve Online will result in it's destruction...

Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#35 - 2013-12-14 00:36:46 UTC
BTW,

This being Eve, will CCP to put the Festivus pole in EC-P8R?


Would feel like the right thing to do. Look at how Festivus is supposed to end.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Jessica Danikov
Network Danikov
#36 - 2013-12-14 08:27:04 UTC
CCP Doom wrote:

Yep this is right, you don't have to log in every day to get the gifts. You could log in at any time and collect all those that are available.

And just to confirm the calendar will be available until the end of January although if you have already claimed all of the gifts these will always be in your in-game redeeming system until you allocate them to your character.


Good, I was worried I was going to have to change my travel arrangements so I could log into EVE on the 24th...

... then I realised you can collect the items via account management and all you need is a browser and internet connection, so even if that weren't the case, it isn't an issue.
Jita Joe2 Jones
taxes are for communists
#37 - 2013-12-14 09:44:43 UTC
why are the gifts such a pain in the ass to get ? internal server errors and website crashes to get a t1 item its more misery than its worth . If you are going to give me something just give it to me and be done.
Toshiro Ozuwara
Perkone
#38 - 2013-12-14 09:57:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Toshiro Ozuwara
When the ROMANS!!!!!

Why are these gifts so terrible? Why in God's name would anyone get a 100MN MWD as a gift?


Jita Joe2 Jones wrote:
why are the gifts such a pain in the ass to get ? internal server errors and website crashes to get a t1 item its more misery than its worth . If you are going to give me something just give it to me and be done.

That would be too easy. When CCP gives you a gift, they make sure you are good and miserable until you receive it, and then realize it is a Prototype Cloaking Device.

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Qaidan Alenko
Eezo-Lution Inc.
#39 - 2013-12-14 10:20:29 UTC
Toshiro Ozuwara wrote:
When the ROMANS!!!!!

Why are these gifts so terrible? Why in God's name would anyone get a 100MN MWD as a gift?

Really, just why would anyone get a Barry Manilow Christmas album or a tow rope with a nipple from a livestock baby bottle..

Oh wait, I get it... gag gifts...
Go ahead... Get your Wham on!!!
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#40 - 2013-12-14 13:25:40 UTC
Koban Agalder wrote:

I would say that probably people who celebrate the anniversary of birth of Jesus ?


Shame they dont know when it is

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