First off let me say that I wish you and yours the happiest of Holidays! Be it Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, or whatever celebration you partake in! I hope its an amazing one filled with love, laughter and enjoying life! This time of year I think its always important to not sweat the small stuff, just get out there and create loving memories to cherish! Strive to be kind, and allow karma to work its magic and help you inspire others to pay it forward!
The past few weeks I’ve actually not been playing as much. I’ve been treated to my kid’s Christmas programs and works Christmas party, plus been a little sick here and there unfortunately, but I can’t complain much. Overall its been nice.
This weekend I was able to play a bit and found myself invited to three weddings!
The three weddings I went to this weekend was:
Hina & Rita
Vinyl & Sheia
Blue & Rena
SE did an amazing job on The Sanctum of the Twelve! It is really so completely gorgeous! I know I’m going to want some great screenshots when the time comes for me.
Its been fun to share in people’s special days. One thing I have been reminded that overall, I really love being a part of our Free Company, and our Distant World Community! I feel like I have been blessed to in general be surrounded by a group as peaceful, respectful and generous as DW is. I think it actually makes me forget sometimes how troll-like some players actually are, and when I encounter them, I become surprised. I get that its a game and all, and people like to “play around” but still, people set these up to be fun memories to be cherished. Be decent enough to respect their event.
Wedding Etiquette Tips:
#1 Be honored. If you are invited to someones special wedding event, be honored by it. If someone thought enough about you to invite you in the first place, then they are trusting you and wanting you to share this memory with them. Don’t do things that make them reconsider that trust. Be respectful of them.
#2 Show Screenshot Sensibility. Let people get some nice screenshots first before you start spamming any spells, skills, or goofy emotes. Maybe even suggest a couple minutes for actual nice & calm screenshots followed by a couple minutes for crazy screenshots. Regardless, simply listen to the friends that invited you and help them get whatever style of screenshot they are looking for. Just like any real life wedding, they probably want a few of just them, and a few nice group shots. Try not to photo-bomb their “couple” shot.
Another really fun thing we did this past weekend is that Distant World FC had our Starlight Social party! It was so much fun! We had Santa Miga, and a few dressed as Christmas Elves! People took screenshots, with Santa and the elves and waited in line for their turn.
Miga handed out the secret Santa gifts, as well as had a bunch of extra gifts for those that took part in a trivia contest. We had three of our members donate an amazing amount of starlight cake to give out to everyone who came! Hina & Rita donated their Wedding Cake to decorate the FC house with and there were many more who simply embodied the spirit of giving this Holiday! We opened our party to community members, and their friends from other LS’s & FC’s as well!
We even went a caroling and ended up revealing an amazing donation from Imani & Rava San to the Distant World FC of a second FC & house – DW2, a place for our alts or those who can simply use a little quiet time. The second house is very nicely furnished with its own library, and has its own gardens.
I got really super nice Christmas present from Mini /bow
I actually spent some time on my alts running the Seasonal Stuff ^^
Santa is it really you?
Got my cute little Qiqirn for my room!!