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Five Ways to Celebrate the Feast of Winter Veil

Posted Fri, Dec 20, 2013 by Mem

Night Elf and Greatfather Winter

The Feast of Winter Veil is a in-game, end of the year, holiday event that each and every player looks forward to. A time of giving and celebration, mimicking the real life holidays that fall at this time of the year, the Feast of Winter Veil in World of Warcraft is all about spreading a bit of cheer. While there is plenty to do to get you into the holiday spirit, including holiday quests, munching on yummy cookies, or decking out your character in some holiday threads, you may be looking for a different way to celebrate this year.


Below you will find five ideas, packed full of holiday spirit, on how to make this year's Winter Veil especially special for you and those around you. Enjoy!


Give Gifts

Winter Veil and its real life counterparts are holidays that are about giving. There is no better way to embody the holiday spirit and celebrate than to hand out gifts. Give to friends, enemies, and strangers alike, you're sure to feel a special happy glow afterward. Not sure what to give? Check out our list of Top Five In-Game Gifts for some unique gift ideas that are sure to please just about everyone. Or if you would rather skip the physical and give something with more meaning, take some time and do some good deeds. Run an instance for low levels, offer up gold to help buy a mount, or simply do some free crafting. Remember, even small things can make a big difference. No matter which gift route you choose to take, they are all a great way to celebrate Winter Veil.


Winter Veil Gifts


Host a Winter Veil Party

One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season is to throw a good old fashioned party. Stay small and invite just a few select friends or go big and include your entire server! Provide holiday themed food and drink to your party guests and be prepared to dance the night away. You could also get exceptionally creative and come up with some fun Winter Veil themed party games to play or contests to win. Or if you don't have a lot of time, simply stock up on snowballs for your party guests and let the inevitable war begin.


Stage an RP Event

While I am not a professional at role playing, Winter Veil seems to be the perfect time for it. The cities are decorated in all their holiday glory and set a perfect stage for whatever Winter Veil themed ideas you may have. So gather your friends and set up a holiday scene and go to town. You can take up roles like Great-Father Winter or the nefarious Greench or go totally out of the box and do something altogether unique.


Go A-Wassailing

If you are like me, you probably didn't know what wassailing was for a very long time. Better known as caroling, many people take part in this holiday tradition to spread joy to those around them. Even if you are a terrible singer, there is something about belting out carols that makes everyone happy. So why not take this tradition and transfer it into game? Head out to major cities and sing your favorite real life carols or be a little creative and create your own Winter Veil themed ones. Dress up and have a great time. If you are really feeling brave, you can even try to spread a little holiday cheer in cities of the opposite faction. They wouldn’t kill a group of players wassailing, or would they?


The Greench


Be a Greench

The Greench is probably one of the most disliked figures in Winter Veil. Sneaky and nasty, this character has a pretty bad reputation. However, what would the holiday be without him? So if cheer and joy aren't really your thing, you can decide to spread you own type of holiday spirit by being a Greench. Send out coal, head into the opposing factions cities and kill off all the holiday themed NPCs, and other Greench-like things. Let your inner-Greench run wild, but remember to not do anything too dastardly, otherwise you may end up on Great-Father (or Greatfather) Winter's naughty list.


That wraps up our five picks for in-game ideas on how to celebrate the Feast of Winter Veil. Will you be taking part of any of these activities in game? What are some special things you do during this particular in-game holiday? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

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