Event Beginning: First Day & Rest of the EventEdit
- December 14
- Mini-Event 2k11: 12 Days of Gaia begins.
- December 16
- Caroling in shops and towns is activated and an event forum was opened to the public, called Xmas 2011.
- December 22
- Christmas 2k11 begins
- Wing Sticker appears
- Gaia Storyline Manga update: 56 Carol of Old Pete
- Staff ornaments are released
- December 25
- 12 Days of Gaia ends
- December 30
- Carol of Old Pete ends
[NPC] Santa Claus: AnnouncementEdit
Merry Xmas, my beloved Gaians! Our holiday festivities have now officially commenced. This year, I'd like you to gather around while I spin a heartwarming story of human kindness: seems like Old Pete, Gaia's most famous hobo, has been overwhelmed with the spirit of giving.
Y'see, Pete was recently given a beautiful Xmas sweater by a kind stranger. Overcome with inscrutable hobo emotion, Pete has decided to repay all the small acts of kindness he's been given over the years-- but he has nothing to give! You can help Pete fulfill his Xmas dreams by donating some items to his quest-- and ol' Santa will see to it that you're nicely rewarded.
As more Gaians donate items, the bar on the event page will slowly fill up and more lovely gifts will be given out! For more info on how to play, check out the instruction thread.
Event Items: SpiritedEdit
Gaians were able to "activity" in Gaia Shops or in Gaia Towns to earn Spirited clothing. After shop caroling they had to find Santa Claus on the World Map in return for holiday themed clothing. In towns after caroling 50 times, they were instructed to 'Click on the present next to the Cheer Meter to receive a gift'.
- Spirited 2k11 Caroling Cap - Keep your head warm with this cap while bringing merrymaking to everyone!
- Spirited 2k11 Merry Mittens - Cute festive mittens!
- Spirited 2k11 Puffy Shirt - So snuggly soft! Makes you just want to drop to the ground roll around.
- Spirited 2k11 Puffy Pants - So snuggly soft! Makes you just want to drop to the ground roll around.
- Spirited 2k11 Merry Boots - Kick up the snow in these shiny red and gold boots!
- Spirited 2k11 Candy Cane Capelet - Revel in Christmas festivities in a golden swirl capelet.
- Spirited 2k11 Candy Cane Lantern - A candy lantern with a glowing ornament.
Event Items: DonatingEdit
These items were released as the donation meter filled. Though not all the event items were released one after the other, there were alchemy components, shop and housing items released in between.
- Xmas 2k11 Event Ol' Pete's Sweater - One man's trash is another man's treasure.
- Xmas 2k11 Event Festive Antlers - You couldn't fit another ornament on these antlers if you tried.
- Xmas 2k11 Event Carl Slippers - I don't like the way they stare at me....
- Xmas 2k11 Event Festive Spirit - You have so much Xmas spirit that you become one!
Event Items: SpecialEdit
- Gary's Island Adventure - The tale of Gary, a man who went on an island adventure, and of that island adventure.
- Formula 1: Gary's Island Adventure - Use this formula to craft Gary's Island Adventure!
- Alchemy components: Broken Ornament (x10) / Candy Cane Powder (x10) / Cookie Crumbs (x10) / Fresh Nog (x10) / Pine Needles (x10) / Present Bow (x10) / Rudolph's Snot (x10) / Tinsel(x10) / 1,000 Gold
- Silver Sable Coat - This sleek coat shimmers like frost and keeps you warm in the bitter cold night.
- Formula 1: Silver Sable Coat - Use this formula to craft Silver Sable Coat!
- Alchemy components: 12 Days of Gaia (x1 of each item) / Pine Needles (x5) / Present Bow (x2) / Candy Cane Powder (x1) / 1,500 Gold
- Peppermint Stripe Apron - The smell of fresh baked cookies, and cakes fills the air as you are filled with holiday spirit in this decorative apron.
- Formula 1: Peppermint Stripe Apron - Use this formula to craft Peppermint Stripe Apron!
- Alchemy components:
- Option 1: Sugarplum Jingle Brooch (x1) / Rocky Ranger BB Gun (x1) / Steaming Mug of Cocoa (x1) / Tiered Tinsel Dress (x1) / Fresh Nog (x1) / 500 Gold
- Option 2: Gifted Giftwrap Hat (x1) / Sugarplum Jingle Brooch (x1) / Summon Gingerbread Fluff (x1) / Kitten Star Tree Topper (x1) / Rudolph's Snot (x1) / 500 Gold
- Option 3: Mistletoe Headband (x1) / Perfect Present (x1) / Gilded Sleigh Skates (x1) / Frosted Holiday Cake (x1) / Cookie Crumbs (x1) / 500 Gold
- Alchemy components:
Mini Event 12 Days of GaiaEdit
- Day 12. Mistletoe Headband - C'mere and gimme a kiss! :D
- Day 11. Sugarplum Jingle Brooch - Add a sweet jingle to your holiday best!
- Day 10. Gifted Giftwrap Hat - Wouldn't you like to know what's inside...
- Day 09. Frosted Holiday Cake - Red velvet cake with sweet frosting. Topped with cute sugary decorations!
- Day 08: Steaming Mug of Cocoa - Sit back and relax with a warm mug of cocoa with extra whipped cream and extra peppermint sticks.
- Day 07: Perfect Present - Just for you my darling! ^_~
- Day 06: Rocky Ranger BB Gun - Be careful wheeeereee you pooiiint thaaaat.
- Day 05: Sugarplum Jingle Hairpin - Add a sweet jingle to your holiday best!
- Day 04: Summon Gingerbread Fluff- This crystal allows for a duplicate of a living creature or Animated to become sealed inside, and released on your beck and call. Intimately tied to you, your buddy will follow wherever you go.
- Day 03: Gilded Sleigh Skates - These skates will make you fly on holiday spirit!
- Day 02: Tiered Tinsel Dress - Sparkly tinsels!
- Day 01: Kitten Star Tree Topper - Shine on you crazy kitten star you... / Happy Holidays!
Housing Items 32 Holiday OrnamentsEdit
These ornaments are Housing Items that were released during the event, they were gotten by clicking on a [NPC] Diedrich icon occupying staff profiles. Each ornaments description has a certain letter in bold, which eventually led to the grant of the last ornament by guessing scrambled the phrase. (See) Gaia Thread: Staff Ornaments (Complete List! Decoder finished!)
- zimmay's Ornament - All bunnies go to Heaven. 1/32
- shavostar's Ornament - umicornumicornumicornumicornumicornumicorntreeeee 2/32
- Fayren Pickpocket's Ornament - Check and... mate. 3/32
- Finni's Ornament - This sad little shark just really wanted some presents this year ;o; 4/32
- gem2niki's Ornament - Add a little emoness to your decoration. 5/32
- reirei's Ornament - Jolly little bull terrier~ 6/32
- bandis77's Ornament - The Spirit of Giving, bottled up to keep all year round! 7/32
- Gunmetalrose's Ornament - Let's have a night out on the town! 8/32
- PRlSM's Ornament - A real burger with ideal mathematical dimensions. 9/32
- Eldritch Zetallis's Ornament - It may be a bitter winter but remember you're half way out of the dark. 10/32
- warrior_of_boognish's Ornament - I am the bone of my chainsaw... 11/32
- L0cke's Ornament - *hyena laff* 12/32
- Kichigai M's Ornament - A little elf skull with holly glued to the top .....Is it real or fake? 13/32
- ethe's Ornament - This owl just wants to eat marshmallows... 14/32
- Buki's Ornament - Buki's dapper little gremlin to deck your tree out with smile 15/32
- Lowkei's Ornament - Thomkin's the sparrow wishes you happy holidays! 16/32
- pepper-tea's Ornament - A tiny Reve for good luck! 17/32
- reapersun's Ornament - Who the $%&# hung this on the tree?! 18/32
- milkbun's Ornament - A little teapot~ 19/32
- pyawakit's Ornament - always try making things a tad more colorful <3 20/32
- codemonkey37179's Ornament - 01100101 01100101 01101011 00100000 01100101 01100101 01101011 00100000 01100101 01100101 01101011 00100001 21/32
- Cashmere Cactus's Ornament - Ruin Christmas with this weird ornament! 22/32
- CP's Ornament - A really well worn cap. 23/32
- ania1899's Ornament - Can't call it Christmas without cute new snow globe! 24/32
- Derlaine's Ornament - Squeegeewee uwee uwee! 25/32
- Mishiri's Ornament - Mi so Jelly Fishy!!! 26/32
- nemitan's Ornament - Don't let it eat the other ornaments! 27/32
- Narumi Misuhara's Ornament - Swigfine's anti-bind fire red stapler ornament ...Do you have yours? 28/32
- biglanky14's Ornament - roll cake ftw?! 29/32
- Panagrammic's Ornament - Exploit not the Christmas season, lest ye face Panagrammic's wreath. 30/32
- Lanzer's Ornament - http://www.gaiaonline.com/grant?key=??? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ???? ??? ??? (remove the spaces!) 31/32
- Diedrich's Ornament - Did you know pine trees are very rich in vitamin c? 32/32
Event Items: OtherEdit
- Broken Ornament - Cats and Christmas trees don't mix!
- Candy Cane Powder - Goes great on cookies, cupcakes and peppermint lattes!
- Cookie Crumbs - Crumbled Cookies... its the thought that counts!
- Fresh Nog - A little too fresh....
- Pine Needles - Your tree is shedding!!
- Present Bow - The last piece of garnish for your gifts~
- Rudolph's Snot - Rudolph caught a cold this year.
- Tinsel - Sparkly metal strips!
What NPCs say when Gaians clicked to their shop to collect candy, presented Alphabetically.
Criticism & ComplimentsEdit
Glitches & ProblemsEdit
As no event on Gaia has ever gone on without glitches, Here is the "event" event Glitches.
Glitches: Site & ForumEdit
These are likely intentional server delays.
- After donating an item, the item is removed from the users inventory as intended. However, when attempting to donate another item, the previously donated item's image would still remain and be clickable but would result in an 'error' stating that the item was not able to be donated. Clicking on the 'Back to inventory' link yielded no results, the 'Back to event page' link and 'X button' was the only option.
- In the donation module the 'next page' button arrows were not functioning properly. Clicking these arrows is meant to display the next page of items in the inventory.
- Newly acquired items would not appear in the donation module until an hour or more after purchase. This delay was noted in the Forum "How to Play" announcement.
Glitches: Gaia TownsEdit
- Some users have reported being unable to receive an item after filling up the "cheer" meter.
- This year's Spirited items are primarily Red & Gold, which brings red back into the caroling set for the first time since 2008. In 2009, Spirited items were Green & White, based on the Casimir Tree. 2010 featured a set of white "snowflake" items (with blue shading). The 2003, 2004 and 2007 sets were entirely red and white. Red and white dominated the sets in 2005, 2006, and 2008, although other colors were used for some items.
- For this event caroling functioned similar to Christmas of 2003 and 2004 with Jack during Halloween. It required Gaians to carol from shops and then use the World Map to find Santa Claus and then receive an item.
- This is the first event to release an Evolving Item; the item Gary's Island Adventure, was mentioned by Old Pete during a November 2007 EI Report, however, it wasn't a real item at that point.
- The last holiday ornament was obtained by following the grant "did you know gaiaonline luvs you all".
Gallery: NPCs in Holiday clothingEdit
Gallery NPC: Christmas 2k11