Summer Solstice Celebration - Jun 21, 2013
A new annual tradition was started by Shadowfax to start holding events in the
middle of the year. There were four reasons for this:
- Shadowfax's work was too demanding around Christmas, and he no longer had
time to plan and execute an event at that time of year.
- The Christmas events were too close to the annual Thanksgiving and Anniversary
Events, so players became tired of events
- No events had previously been held during the summer. There was a long
stretch between St. Patrick's Day and Halloween with no events.
- Many players are on summer vacation by the time of the solstice, so there
is increased participation.
Event details are well chronicled on the wiki.
See them here.