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Massively's guide to MMO Halloween 2013


Halloween's arguably the biggest virtual holiday of the MMO year, with practically every game sporting some sort of special event, giveaway, limited-time challenge, or landscape makeover. Plus, there's lots and lots of candy that looks absolutely scrumptious but you can't eat because it's not real. That's just a massive tease by the MMO industry, in our opinion.

With only a couple of short weeks to cram in as much trick-or-treating, pumpkin picking, haunted hayrides, spooky mansion tours, and headless boss fights as possible, we're here to help point you in the direction of all of the fun. So put on your scariest outfit and get ready to explore the dark side of MMOs with our guide to Halloween 2013!

Massively's guide to MMO Halloween 2013
  • EverQuest: The Haunting of Norrath (Ends Nov. 7th) Well, this game's been out since forever, so there are just scads of events to check out during the holiday. Our recommendation? Helping the Gravedigger find a few choice corpses for his collection.
  • EverQuest II: Nights of the Dead (Ends Nov. 11th) A ghost hunt and plenty of returning quests makes this a Halloween to grab by the throat and choke!
  • World of Warcraft: Hallow's End (Ends Nov. 1st) Tricky treats and a face-off (so to speak) with the Headless Horseman reappear for this annual tradition!
  • MapleStory: Halloween Events (Ends Nov. 5th) Check out creepy costumes, go on a mission for a witch, battle baddies in a haunted mansion, prank or treat, and more!
  • Mabinogi: Cursed Labyrinth Go undercover at a Halloween party as you solve puzzles and try to escape the all-new Cursed Labyrinth!
  • Age of Wushu: Autumn Enlightenment Events (Ends Oct. 27th) Lots of limited-time events, including a live lore item raffle, with free prizes to those quick on their feet.
  • RIFT: Autumn Harvest (Ends Nov. 4th) Go on missions for the Harvest Master, Atrophinius, and earn that really cool specter mount you've been eying!
  • Guild Wars 2: Blood and Madness (Ends Nov. 11th) Enter the Mad King's realm once again, but this time there's a twist: The Mad King's homicidal son has showed up to derail the festivities!
  • TERA: Halloween (Ends Nov. 5th) Get your costume on during this Halloween season or... well, it's pretty much costumes. But cool-looking ones!
  • Elsword Online: Happy Halloween It's starting off with a costume party, but Halloween for this game promises to get deeper with an upcoming event.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: All Saint's Wake (Ends Nov. 1st) A circus troupe is visiting towns across the continent, but is it bringing more tricks than treats?
  • Puzzle Pirates: A Haunting Harvest (Ends Nov. 3rd) Only pirates can do Halloween in style, and this holiday is all about bringing stylish decor to the game!
  • Age of Conan: Night of Lost Souls This event is back with a brand-new mission investigating strangers visiting Conarch Village.
  • RuneScape: Missing, Presumed Death A brand-new storyline kicks off in this game; it'll pit you against the walking dead and plenty of puzzles, all for a shot at glory, cosmetic headgear, and XP lamps.
  • Wizard101: Hallowe'en Get tight with Spooky Bob as he guides you to surprises around the city, a challenging boss to fight, and a quest that has answers about a mysterious door...
  • The Secret World: Stories from Solomon Island In addition to the return of the Cat God storyline, this year the game will feature a new series of missions that tasks you with completing a book of urban legends for the League of Monster Slayers.
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Harvest Festival (Ends Nov. 4th) There's plenty to do during the Harvest Festival, although everyone knows that the real centerpiece is the Haunted Burrow beneath Bag's End.
  • Pirate101: Hallowe'en (Ends Oct. 31st) Celebrate the first anniversary of the game with a free birthday hat while checking out the neat decorations on Skull Island!
  • Free Realms: Super Spooktacular (Ends Nov. 5th) A vampire vs. werewolf dance-off? Where do we sign up? If you can rip your eyes away from that, take on a trio of new bosses for spiffy weapon rewards.
  • Clone Wars Adventures: Halloween (Ends Nov. 5th) Take on Count Dooku in a duel to the death for a pumpkin head because that's what Dooku does in his spare time. Bet you didn't know that, did you?
  • DC Universe Online: The Witching Hour (Ends Nov. 5th) Both heroes and villains are taking on Klarion the Witch Boy to stop his magic from getting out of control in the return of this event.
  • Dark Age of Camelot: A Sinister Moon Rises (Ends Nov. 5th) "Something strange has happened to all of the puppies." Well, that's a patch note that deserves some investigating, don't you think?
  • Champions Online: Bloodmoon (Ends Nov. 4th) The Bloodmoon is on the rise, and the living dead army is back to conquer the city. Will you heed the call for heroes?
  • Dragon's Prophet: Halloween (Ends Nov. 6th) This brand-new game has a Halloween event and transformation items to make this a festive time for fresh adventurers.
  • PlanetSide 2: Halloween The studio is challenging players to make and distribute Halloween-themed items via the Player Studio.
  • Vanguard: Festival of the Grim Harvest (Ends Nov. 5th) Three new raid bosses are the cherry on top of all of the other returning events!
  • Wizardry Online: Mr. Pumpkin Spirit Festival (Ends Nov. 6th) Help Mr. Pumpkin find his Spirit Seeds to earn holiday-themed rewards. Hey, we just report the facts, folks.
  • Anarchy Online: Halloween (Ends Nov. 5th) Uncle Pumpkinhead, Draculeet, and Frankenleet are back for more terror and snacks. Plus: subscription deals!
  • Gaia Online: Halloween Go trick-or-treating, or support either Jack or the Easter Bunny in their never-ending feud.
  • Aion: Nightmare Circus (Ends Nov. 6th) Grab a friend and enter this twisted circus on a rescue mission!
  • Allods Online: Halloween Film Fright Fest (Ends Nov. 3rd) Make a spooky film from the game and win prizes in this contest.
  • Rappelz: Halloween Scarefest (Ends Nov. 5th) Enter Halloween Land, do quests, and get cool costumes for your troubles.
  • Guild Wars: Halloween (Ends Nov. 8th) There may not be any new content, but that won't stop Mad King Thorn from making his annual appearance!
  • Dragon Nest: Halloween Costumes, items, and rewards are yours for the taking during this season.

Massively's guide to MMO Halloween 2013

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