Yes, I know, I’m borrowing from Passover 4 questions, and that’s in March. Shut up.
On other holidays we participate in activities. On this one, we um… don’t. If there’s no in-game event, is it an event? Or a “celebration?” We can shoot off our fireworks and that’s about it. Whoop. I hate to invoke WOW, but where’s my Metzen the fuzzy reindeer – I mean SPACE reindeer?
On other holidays we get presents. On this one we buy presents for ourselves. Having an option to spend more money on things (cartel coins or credits on the GTN) for ourselves isn’t getting presents. It’s the difference between holidays-as-a-kid and holidays-as-a-parent and, honestly, I have just about enough of that in real life.
On other holidays we might get content that helps us earn items. On this one, we buy or grind ourselves items in order to access the content. Ignoring the whole pay-to-play issue which is being resolved, this is a classic example of the persistent “mobius strip of fail” issue of needing the gear that is dropped in a given raid in order to get in the front door of that very raid. Rather than doing the new space missions to obtain level 7 gear, you want to have level 7 gear just before you access those missions. (Darth hater says you can technically do it in level 6 upgrades, but I’m sure that’s only if you have the reflexes of a coked-out ferret.)
There are supposed to be 4 questions so here’s the 4th: REALLY?! Underwhelmed here. This “holiday” doesn’t mean much to me if I’m not spending cartel coins or a ton of credits, and I’m probably not.