Christmas Microtransactions!

A full Yeti set would have been really cool....
IGN RighteousRom LvL-100 Juggernaut
Mirror Drop T-14 Shrine
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Solkan88 wrote:
I like that they still call a Christmas, a Christmas, not X-Mas or Holidays. F**K political correctness.


QFT


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Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is "Christ". The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass.

There is a common belief that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas", but its use dates back to the 16th century.
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At least know what you're talking about if you bitch. Also, not everyone celebrates xmas, so what's wrong with wishing them a happy time for their holidays?

By the way, Christmas day's timing was selected to co-opt pagan winter rites to make converting people to Christianity easier.


Oh and Christmas trees?
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According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmas time."

During the Roman mid-winter festival of Saturnalia, houses were decorated with wreaths of evergreen plants, along with other antecedent customs now associated with Christmas.

The modern Christmas tree is frequently traced to the symbolism of trees in pre-Christian winter rites, wherein Viking and Saxon worshiped trees. The story of Saint Boniface cutting down Donar's Oak illustrates the pagan practices in 8th century among the Germans. A later folk version of the story adds the detail that an evergreen tree grew in place of the felled oak, telling them about how its triangular shape reminds humanity of the Trinity and how it points to heaven.
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And not to put too fine a point on it, I know of Christian communities in which "Xian" is regularly used as shorthand to refer to themselves.

Your "fuck political correctness; they shouldn't use PC terms" is also a very ironic statement, since you seem to want to police the self-expression of others, which is presumably what you hate about political correctness in the first place.
Farewell, fellow exiles. New hopes are on the horizon, and we may yet see a worthy successor to D2.
Last edited by gibbousmoon on Dec 19, 2016, 5:57:02 AM
God damn those are expensive for holiday MTX. Where is the holiday spirit GGG?
I am the world's best path of exile player, I strong I kill all monster with amazing power
Snow MTX as well please
Expensive Christmas are not Christmas. None Holiday, only marketing festival..

sad gift..
very sad...
● Tristram Guitar DI http://tinyurl.com/mpnhsep (I am HC DI,II player since 1996)
● DII intro http://tinyurl.com/kpvzr8u
● Zana's story is the best of story from all ARPG
● Nerf do a fun PoE. That's challenge to build a new Phoenix and be HC
● I have no time to be slow in HC. It's not ARPG/fun
Happy Christmas for all you Exiles out there!

May the snowflakes fall ... the rare items and exalted orbs drop like crazy ...

And may the Force be with you!


By the way: I hope for artic and frostbitten design for act five.
To combine a snowwalk with grinding is always fun ;-)
ohh yeaaaaa!!!!!!!!!
Great looking mask
The wings are nice
:)

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