One busy player is about to have a very Merry Valheim Christmas.
Crafty Creations: A Valheim Christmas Miracle
Valheim, a frequent star of our Crafty Creations segment, is a particularly Christmassy game. There's snow for days, plenty of fir trees, now magic galore, and let's not forget the Norse origins of the most well known Christmas traditions - possibly even Santa Claus himself. But now, thanks to the spirit of Christmas getting all up in peoples' grills, we can bear witness to yet another Valheim Christmas trope: the act of gift-giving.
Farming materials in Valheim is one of the most time-consuming activities Vikings can do. Part of the magic of some Crafty Creations stars is the sheer amount of time that players must have put into creating their works of art.
And while these projects can take weeks, even months, to bring to fruition, there are some Valheim players who can only sink a handful of hours a week into their playthrough. Meaning the task of building just a simple base seems somewhat insurmountable. But in Valheim, you're not alone.
In a deeply touching display of true friendship and Valheim Christmas cheer, a couple of friends banded together to help their time-constrained buddy, whose kids and busy lifestyle meant that he couldn't sink as many hours into the immensely popular Viking game.
To help with this, "Ken" and "Matt" went about farming a bunch of raw materials in the time that he was away, and bestowed a pretty hefty haul to their friend with a spirited "Merry Christmas" ready for his return.
"We made the cart for him, filled with random 50 stacks of materials, over 1,000 stone and wood, 500 core wood, 50 fine wood. Some copper some tin and a stack of coal in the gift box," clarified OP HotDougsTattoo in his Reddit post. Making this one of the only occasions in which coal on Christmas is a decidedly good thing.
Needless to say, it landed well with the Valheim community. And we think one comment sums it up better than most: "This is what playing games with the boys is all about." Merry Valheim Christmas, everyone!