Winter Event 2009

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Badge time.png This article contains information about a past event in City of Heroes Freedom. It is provided for historical purposes.

Overview

The 2009 Winter Event ran from December 15, 2009, to January 12, 2010, with a preview on live servers starting December 1 and ending on December 2. It was much like the Winter Event 2008, with the addition of two new badges and the opportunity to battle against Lord Winter.


Login Rewards

Ear Muffs

Players who logged in during the event received the Festive Badge, as well as the Holiday Spirit temporary power, a single use of the Holiday Cheer power, and the Ear Muff costume option.

Festive

You celebrated the winter season during the annual Winter Event.

Temporary HolidayGift.png Holiday Spirit Special
Any debt you incur is reduced by 25%. This effect lasts for 2 days of gameplay.
Temporary HolidayCheer.png Holiday Cheer Special
This is a gift you can give to someone special.

Holiday Cheer can be targeted on another player and when used will give that player a single instance of the Mystery Gift power.

Temporary HolidayMysteryGift.png Mystery Gift Special
Someone special has given you a gift. What could it be?

Mystery Gifts

Mystery Gifts are random benefits gained by being the target of the Holiday Cheer power (see above) and/or by opening Gamester's Presents, which are glowies that appear in most zones during the event.

Once received, Gifts can be activated to receive one of a number of things. Most of the time (60% chance) the gift will give 250 Inf or 250 Inf and 250 Prestige modified by level while in Supergroup Mode. The rest of the time (40% chance) the player will receive one of the following rewards:

Temporary WarWolfWhistle.png Build Snow Beast Summon
Creates one Snow Beast to do your bidding. Snow Beasts desire nothing more than to freeze everything they come into contact with. You only have 1 Snow Beast and he will last for 5 minutes before melting. You cannot bring your snow beast across zones.
Inherent Brawl.png Snowball Ranged Special
Can be used on friend and foe alike. Although there are no lasting effects when these frozen missiles are hurled, who doesn't love throwing a snowball? Snowballs should last 12 days. Happy Holidays!
Temporary AntigravityMatrix.png Holiday Rocket Pack Self Fly
This jet pack allows you to fly for a short period. If you attack a target while this pack is on, your flight speed will be temporarily reduced to Hover speed. This Rocket Pack will last for 30 days.


Ski Chalet

Main Article: Ski Chalet

Added in the Winter Event 2006, the Ski Chalet in Pocket D is only accessible during Winter Events or when the developers use it during a special event. During Winter Events, many activities can be accomplished here.

The area is accessed via a door upstairs in the villain side of the club. The Chalet itself is home to Father Time and the Candy Keeper. The surrounding area has ski slopes that characters can slide down with a timed mini-game for badges, and Gravity Geysers (as in the Shadow Shard) to quickly return to the top.

One of the Winter Horde welcomes you to open a present.

Gamester's Presents

Main Article: Presents

Mysterious glowing presents appear throughout Paragon City and the Rogue Isles, courtesy of Gamester.

Upon opening a present, a hero or villain would find that if they were "nice," they would enjoy a nice reward. If they were "naughty," however, they would find themselves surrounded by the Winter Horde, ready to make their holidays downright dangerous!

Opening enough presents will spawn a Winter Lord. When defeated, heroes and villains can enter Lord Winter's domain through the giant present left behind. Here, they face off against Lord Winter and his Winter Guardians and will earn Candy Canes, Reward Merits, and the Lord/Lady of Winter badge for defeating Lord Winter.


Lord of Winter
Hero
You helped thwart Lord Winter's scheme to turn Paragon City into an icy wasteland.
Villain
You helped thwart Lord Winter's scheme to turn the Rogue Isles into an icy wasteland.

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