Valentine’s Day waits for no man (Or woman.) In fact, it starts in a couple of Sony Online Entertainment realms tomorrow and it doesn’t even end on the 14th. Free Realms players get to partake in the Festival of Hearts from tomorrow until March 8 and EverQuest II’s Erollisi Day lasts until Feb. 20. Both in-game events revolve around mushy, lovey-dovey feelings and feature heart-themed rewards.
If you want to give things a George-Lucas twist, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures has a Cupid Clone Trooper you can purchase starting Feb. 10 if you’re so inclined. Rumor has it that to these guys “Order 66” means something completely different than it did for the other troopers. Apparently something to do with spoons.
The Free Realms Festival of Hearts will feature an exclusive quest for players to embark on as they learn the origins of the event. Special heart blocks are obtainable through participation as are petals from the Heart Flower. EverQuest II will have contests in the cities of Qeynos and Freeport in which players can take part. Or play matchmaker when Priest Swornlove asks you to find suitors for the Sisters of Erollisi.
If you’re single and alone — sorry about that — go ahead and do what you can to wreck these virtual love-fests. As a wise woman who played Princess Leia once said regarding love, “It’s almost better when things go horribly wrong.”