The official blog post details the new content, as well as revealing the new Halloween video embedded below. There are three new Investigation missions that tell the tale of a new, dark power; the Cat God (I've done the first one already and it is absolutely superb - creepy and with a brilliant story). There are also a load of new costumes, candies, pets and rewards.
Additionally there is a dimension wide competition between the three factions over the duration of the celebrations. The winning faction will receive rewards for all its members as well as a permanent and unique addition to it's faction headquarters.
As well as the official Halloween content the community on Arcadia (my dimension) has really stepped up with some fun community events. I'm going to try and get to as may of them as I can! These include the following.
- Section Eight Alpha is hosting a Halloween pub quiz at the Horned God in London, on Sunday 21st October, 7.30pm UK time
- Beyond the Veil is hosting a party and costume contest in Agartha, on Wednesday October 31st at 7pm EST (and the whole event will be live streamed)
- Knightsbridge Consulting are running a haunted ghost tour of the Ealdwic borough of London on Saturday October 27th at 7pm EST
- Gridstream Productions are holding a three day megabash party from Friday October 26th at 3pm EDT
- Radio Free Gaia are holding a Things That Go Bump In The Night party upstairs at the Horned God, on Saturday October 27th, from 10am EST
- The Cabal Fair is a large gathering of cabals to celebrate Halloween, Samhain and Dia de los Muertos. It will be held in Templar Court in London from 2nd to 4th November, and will include parties, rituals and competitions
- There is a Halloween PvP tournament being held on Saturday 21st October at 4pm UTC
Whilst we are on the Halloween theme I just wanted to mention a quest I did this week, Virgula Divina. It really stood out as one of the creepiest quests I have ever played in an MMO. Not only was the subject matter really dark, the quest design was unlike anything I've played before, and the atmosphere was perfect. It really freaked me out! If you get to play this quest make sure you do so with the lights on! Big props to the developer who came up with this quest, one of the most memorable I've ever done.
|Virgula Divina: Amity House is a nursery school for girls with special powers... what could possibly go wrong?|
|A is for aeroplane, B is for bear, C is for car, D is for... WTF?|
|Warning: Secret experiments on young girls can have consequences...|