Forgive me, I’m a bit bummed out by the patch notes stating that there’s a “freedom” hookfang coming up. I am assuming that this is for 4th of July, the American independence day.
My problem with this is that even though the world of DreamWorks Dragons is based on vikings of Northern Europe, ALL of this game’s events have been America-centric. Europeans don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but still it was made into an event… Now the same thing is happening with July. Can we be more inclusive of the rest of the world and take actual, real viking traditions into mind when designing events?
There’s an easy, convenient solution. You wanna know what us northern Europeans have celebrated during summer (conveniently around the same time as 4th of July, just a week or two earlier) for hundreds of years? Midsummer. For some cultures it’s a festival that lasts for days while for us Finnish people it’s only for a day, specifically the summer solstice.
Midsummer would be a way more fitting festival for the viking universe. It’s a celebration involving fire, flowers and swimming. It has ages-old traditions and stories tied to it. It would be very believable if the vikings of Berk celebrated it.
So please can the event designers make the summer event midsummer related? I’m very sure I’m not the only European player bothered by the American events that we just cannot relate to.