Brewfest 2010: The Same Ol’ Drunken Debauchery
Let the drinking, ram riding, and more drinking begin! Brewfest 2010 is upon us and it’s time for all races in World of Warcraft to indulge in the favorite past time of the Dwarves: drinking beer.
It looks as though Brewfest this year has no changes or upgrades from last year. So that prompts the question: should we expect holidays to provide new features and new rewards each year?
For players who have done Brewfest last year there isn’t much of an incentive to partake in Brewfest this year if you are looking for something brand new.
Now, if you just feel like a divergence from your regular in game activities (eg Daily Quests, Heroics, etc) the activities that go along with a holiday such as Brewfest are a fun way to give you something to do that only comes along once a year.
For new players or players who are giving their alts a run through Brewfest, prepare to experience one of the most fun holidays in the World of Warcraft year. Brewfest is fun because it’s a holiday centered around a party-like atmosphere. The whole experience of Brewfest is literally pure “fun”, and I think that’s why players are drawn to it each year and want to celebrate it as much as we do.
But what about Brewfest rewards? Should the item level and stats of gear such as the Tankard O’ Terror scale each year? Personally, yeah, I think it would be nice for items to scale each year. Last year dual-wielding Tankards was great for Rogues and Death Knights. This year, with the release of the Icecrown Citadel 5-Player dungeons, the Icecrown Citadel Raids, and Emblem of Frost rewards, the Tankards are only a temporary fill-in item until you get something better. (If you run heroics with any regularity you will probably get something better soon.)
So while I don’t expect holidays to change each year, I do think keeping gear rewards current and relevant should be mandatory for holiday events. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on Brewfest and holiday rewards in general.