It appears that Ebenezer Scrooge has gone a bit far this time. Not only has he ruined kids’ dreams of Christmas by being a typical old grump, he has also broken the heart of the Snow Queen, stolen Santa (as if he ever does anything besides get fat) and thrown him in a Santa-sized cage, and, on top of that, he’s stolen all of the food from the Snow Queen’s Christmas party. RuneScape 2007 Gold. All, that is, except for Ceramic Vase’s precious wine, which never seems to run out no matter how many swigs he takes. Jagex manages to escape my Holiday-Event-Criticism by simply not giving me anything new to criticize. The event itself is small as they come, and the rewards are as normal as they make ’em, though the story is kinda cool, no pun intended. Yeah, you saw what I did there.
Simply enough, you enter a cupboard, not unlike the wardrobe leading to Narnia, and find a dining room swarming with people. And by people, I mean about six NPCs and a thousand players, accompanied by a thousand lovely blue imps. Traveling to the fountain will find you Barry, the snow imp from last year. You’ll then go through a gate, leading to Scrooge’s house. Scrooge, apparently, is a wizard who wants to get some sleep and has decided that the best way to do this was to capture about a thousand pounds of lard and throw it in a cage.
Your imp will suggest that you dress up as a ghost and try to fool the old geezer into regretting everything that he’s ever done. RS 2007 Gold. As Christmas’ Past, you’ll try to guilt him about leaving the Snow Queen heartbroken. As a youngster, Scrooge was quite the ladies’ man, catching the eye of miz Snow and then leaving her as soon as he got there. Fifty years ago.
As Christmas’ Present, you’ll show him a spoiled kid who was upset about not getting presents. Scrooge dutifully ignores the kid, who continuously whined about not having presents, food, or fun. If I were Scrooge, I’d ignore him too.
Finally, as Christmas’ Future, you do a fun little silent-treatment, where you show up, but pretend to have taken a vow of silence, wherein you do little emotes to scare the crap out of old Ebby. You even unlock a new emote doing this, and the ordeal is rather amusing. After scaring him into thinking he’s going to die in the future (what a big surprise), he’ll return the food and the thousand pounds of red-clad lard to the Snow Queen, and you’ll be rewarded with a delicious, delicious Candy Cane, a scarf for Barry, and your ghost robes, which are pretty awesome, if you asked me. I’ve found a new mining outfit.
I was not disappointed with this event. My only complaint was the legendary lag that could only be brought about by a million other player avatars walking around and covering up NPCs, and the reward is at least useful. Your snow imp is stylin’, you’ll be scary, and you have a Candy Cane that’s actually useful. It has +3 Crush, and +10 Strength.
As usual, I have plenty of laughs, which is something Jagex is fairly good at, and the whole thing kept me rather amused, although Jagex needs to find a way to make NPCs overlap player pixels; I had one heck of a time trying to find the Snow Queen under all of the people. It certainly wasn’t as tedious as the Halloween Event, either, so you’ll be able to keep things moving without having to find something that you might have missed. Plus, if you do get stuck, you can always check out the Zybez front page.