Normally, the holidays are a time with stuff happening. There’s traveling to be done usually as you see members of your family, there’s stuff to host and events to attend out of the house. All of this can affect how much time you have to sit down and play a game; I still remember when it felt positively indulgent to have some time on Christmas to sit down and open my presents in Orgrimmar and Ironforge on World of Warcraft.
But that’s a normal year. 2020 is not a normal year.
For some groups of friends and even extended family, online interactions may be the only way you’re seeing one another during the holiday. If you all play an MMO, that might actually be the ideal place. Other people have just generally grown closer to online friends compared to other friends over a year in which online interactions have been a primary interaction. So does this holiday season affect your MMO time? And if so, in what ways?