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Kamikaze Snark Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:53am
Can we NOT have a time-restricted christmas update?
The Halloween thing was fun, but I am not excited about the idea of a christmas update with limited-time achievements and items. More than any other holiday of the year, people tend to spend that week with their families and some even travel cross-country to visit more distant relatives.

I am sure that many of us will be traveling around the holidays and not necessarily able to get on our gaming computers around that time of year. Can we PLEASE not have a christmas update? I don't want to see players forced to choose between spending time with their families and hunting for limited-time achievements in a game. I'd much rather see the first DLC come out before christmas.

A christmas update that features purely cosmetic changes or items, or additions to the game that don't get pulled back offline in less than a week, would be more palatable.

Anyone else feel the same way about this?

EDIT: I think after a lot of discussion, most of us (including me) have arrived at the conclusion that a christmas update could work if we have enough time to play it. However, the main concern is that overkill releases a holiday update with unique content and only gives a few days to play it with little-to-no advace notice, like they did this Halloween.
Last edited by Kamikaze Snark; Nov 7, 2013 @ 4:05pm
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Stevenson Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:53am 
But don't you want to see Santa dozers?
The Real Slim Shady Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:55am 
Originally posted by Stevenson:
But don't you want to see Santa dozers?

i would ditch my family for santa dozers
Kane Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:57am 
Instead of working on temporary content, they should work on things that should've been there from day 1. Anyone remember the cloakers?
IceBankMiceElf Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:57am 
don't worry, the christmas update won't be ready until january
Mutant1988 Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:57am 
I'm fine with a time exclusive heist variation (Snow version of an existing heist with presents hidden in it? Could make a version with snow and no presents available at all times afterwards) but I would prefer that other gifts (Santa Mask, Candy Cane pattern, that sort of stuff) remain available at all times.

Moonshadow Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
No. I want a Santa Bulldozer, Elf mask, pine tree patterns and an abundance of Red and Green mask paint. I want to wear a Gingerbread Man Mask and hit up a special variant of Mallcrashers. I want a "HAPPY NEW YEAR" pattern drop. Most of all: I want to rob a Santa's Village play park thing and watch all the little children cry as I pistol whip that fat red b*tch into submission and hold him hostage.

Yeah. Let's make all that happen.
Uber "Daring" Dashwood Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
Originally posted by Kane:
Instead of working on temporary content, they should work on things that should've been there from day 1. Anyone remember the cloakers?
Yep. I'm getting too old if I can remember them. Hopefully, Overkill will get back to the "roots" and bring them back and give us Overkill 100+ for a change.
Knalraap™ Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
Pff, just drop your social life, it's worth it ;)
Moonshadow Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:12pm 
Oh and I want this song to play when I beat up Santa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZTD9BxH2lA
jase Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:18pm 
wow op. really? you might have to choose between going to christmas eve dinner with your granny or earning that last PAYDAY 2 christmas event cheevo, so, let's just scrap the whole thing.
Chill_Hill Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
Originally posted by Moonshadow:
No. I want a Santa Bulldozer, Elf mask, pine tree patterns and an abundance of Red and Green mask paint. I want to wear a Gingerbread Man Mask and hit up a special variant of Mallcrashers. I want a "HAPPY NEW YEAR" pattern drop. Most of all: I want to rob a Santa's Village play park thing and watch all the little children cry as I pistol whip that fat red b*tch into submission and hold him hostage.

Yeah. Let's make all that happen.

Take mall Santa hostage? Smack em and he drops lewt, aww yeah!
Catalyst Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
I want both a Christmas update and a Thanksgiving update.

Turkey Dozers FTW!
Kamikaze Snark Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:28pm 
Originally posted by jase:
wow op. really? you might have to choose between going to christmas eve dinner with your granny or earning that last PAYDAY 2 christmas event cheevo, so, let's just scrap the whole thing.

More like, I might be out-of-state and using vacation time from work to visit my Dad for 1-2 weeks and miss the event entirely. Lots of other people are probably in the same situation, so, could we scrap the idea of making any cheevos or masks tied to the event that are available for a limited time only?

That's the gist of what I am saying. Tons of people travel in December. If there's a christmas event with limited-time achievements or other items, we need to get a two-week window to do them, not something like this last event where they announce the day before that we have 3 days to do it. That will screw lots of players who have already made travel plans, bought plane tickets, that sort of thing.
Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:28pm 
Mallcrasher, one of their mappers replaces one of the trees there with a chrismas tree, adds a bit of snow (just a texture on the outside, Not much) and replaces the mall-music with something chrismas-themed and violá, we got our christmas-themed heist! (Replaces actual mallcrasher for the time). It doesn't require much work, yet is something releated to the season.
jase Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
Originally posted by Kamikaze Snark:
More like, I might be out-of-state and using vacation time from work to visit my Dad for 1-2 weeks and miss the event entirely. Lots of other people are probably in the same situation, so, could we scrap the idea of making any cheevos or masks tied to the event that are available for a limited time only?

That's the gist of what I am saying. Tons of people travel in December. If there's a christmas event with limited-time achievements or other items, we need to get a two-week window to do them, not something like this last event where they announce the day before that we have 3 days to do it. That will screw lots of players who have already made travel plans, bought plane tickets, that sort of thing.

That's life my friend! the people that have the time to play and get limited in game masks and cheevos can get them, and the people that don't will just have to deal with it. if not getting these things is causing that much grief in people's lives then the problem is far worse than limiting game content. If overkill implemented some code that wouldn't let you play PAYDAY 2 ever again unless you had the santa mask equipped, then i'd say you have yourself an argument. but payday will still be here when you get back from your trip, and even though you might be the only non-santa in the lobby, i'm sure it'll be okay.
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