Wishing all my blog readers a Merry Christmas!
I wanted to take a screenshot using my own account in Orpesia server, but G1 game and forum servers went down for more than 24 hours, and still ongoing... Well, it's already Christmas (depending on your time zone), so I made a short visit to Rembrandt server where players were spamming Christmas Trees and firecrackers outside of Auch. Meanwhile, you can get news concerning G1 fail status at Neume's Twitter, Sword2 Twitter, Port Coimbra (server status), and Sword 2
Anyway, the Christmas event involving rescuing Rudolph to make it for Christmas and G1's attempt to fix patch/server in time reminds me of a movie production by Sky One in 2006 - Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. Adapted from the novel Hogfather, the story involved an assassin attempting to kill the Hogfather (a parody of Santa Claus), resulting in Death (Grim Reaper) standing in for him and delivering presents to children on Hogswatch (a parody of Christmas).
Below is an interesting excerpt from the novel relating how Death (in his capacity as substitute Hogfather) deals with The Little Match Girl and his conversation with his butler... And uh, *cough* BitTorrent file here for the movie.