A look at NCSoft’s Halloween celebrations

NCSoftHalloween has always been one of the biggest holidays for MMO players all over the world, so as a special treat for all of you NCSoft fans out there, we’re giving you the lowdown on how NCSoft’s MMORPGs will be celebrating Halloween this year.

First off, let’s take a look at Auto Assault‘s Halloween event. It’s Trick or Treat time in the Central Wastelands, and All Hallows Eve brings with it loot galore. That’s right, loot drops will see a huge increase in the period between noon of October 27 and the morning of November 1. Get your weapons locked and loaded, because the blood will certainly run non-stop!

Lineage, meanwhile, will celebrate Halloween 2006 with a monster invasion. Pretty appropriate, eh? A variety of event specific monsters will be spawning all over Aden starting today, and the onslaught will get even tougher until it reaches the October 31 climax where boss monsters will finally start popping up.

Halloween-specific drops such as candies and pumpkins will also be available from various NPCs. The candies cause random effects to whoever eats ’em while the bronze, silver, and gold pumpkins can be opened for a special prize. For those who want their Lineage characters to get into the Halloween spirit with some snazzy costumes, several restricted or limited “costumes” or polymorph options will be available.

Over in Lineage II, a skilled fighter named Omega has been kidnapped by the leader of a legion of nasty undead warriors, and so his faithful servant is trying to raise the money for her master’s release. If you want to chip in and help, you can buy a Coffer of Shadows from OmegaÂ’s Cat for a fee of 50,000 adena.

We know, the cost sounds kinda high, but keep in mind that these mysterious containers can turn out to have special head accessory items from the netherworld like Demon Horns or the Mask of Spirits. Even better, extremely lucky adventurers might even find a stage 11 or 12 Soul Crystal inside! Start pooling your money now and try your luck, and even if you don’t get the item you’re looking for, remember that the money you spent is going towards a good cause. This event runs from October 24 until November 7.

Finally, let’s take a look at the inhabitants of City of Heroes and City of Villains. Player in both games will get the chance to go virtual trick-or-treating, knocking on doors in either Paragon City or the Rogue Isles for treats such as inspirations and temporary powers.

Of course, this wouldn’t be Halloween without the tricks, so some players will also get tricked in the form of blood-thirsty ghouls and other monstrosities. These ghouls drop a special set of four savage drops, though, and once all are collected they can be turned into an additional costume slot by delivering the salvage to special contacts, so on second thought, we guess this is really more of a treat than a trick.

Also, pumpkins and giant monsters such as the Pumpkin King and his minions will appear all over both games, roaming the streets and adding to the mayhem. Additional treats such as badges will be available for defeating the Halloween-themed monsters. Finally, on Halloween night itself, signature heroes and villains will appear at the Pocket D Dance Club to mix and mingle with Halloween revelers.

Whooo! This Halloween’s really shaping up to be one heck of a big celebration, not just out here in RL but over in the various MMO lands as well. Kudos to NCSoft for coming up with such enjoyable activities for their various MMOs.

Via IGN

NCSoftHalloween has always been one of the biggest holidays for MMO players all over the world, so as a special treat for all of you NCSoft fans out there, we’re giving you the lowdown on how NCSoft’s MMORPGs will be celebrating Halloween this year.

First off, let’s take a look at Auto Assault‘s Halloween event. It’s Trick or Treat time in the Central Wastelands, and All Hallows Eve brings with it loot galore. That’s right, loot drops will see a huge increase in the period between noon of October 27 and the morning of November 1. Get your weapons locked and loaded, because the blood will certainly run non-stop!

Lineage, meanwhile, will celebrate Halloween 2006 with a monster invasion. Pretty appropriate, eh? A variety of event specific monsters will be spawning all over Aden starting today, and the onslaught will get even tougher until it reaches the October 31 climax where boss monsters will finally start popping up.

Halloween-specific drops such as candies and pumpkins will also be available from various NPCs. The candies cause random effects to whoever eats ’em while the bronze, silver, and gold pumpkins can be opened for a special prize. For those who want their Lineage characters to get into the Halloween spirit with some snazzy costumes, several restricted or limited “costumes” or polymorph options will be available.

Over in Lineage II, a skilled fighter named Omega has been kidnapped by the leader of a legion of nasty undead warriors, and so his faithful servant is trying to raise the money for her master’s release. If you want to chip in and help, you can buy a Coffer of Shadows from OmegaÂ’s Cat for a fee of 50,000 adena.

We know, the cost sounds kinda high, but keep in mind that these mysterious containers can turn out to have special head accessory items from the netherworld like Demon Horns or the Mask of Spirits. Even better, extremely lucky adventurers might even find a stage 11 or 12 Soul Crystal inside! Start pooling your money now and try your luck, and even if you don’t get the item you’re looking for, remember that the money you spent is going towards a good cause. This event runs from October 24 until November 7.

Finally, let’s take a look at the inhabitants of City of Heroes and City of Villains. Player in both games will get the chance to go virtual trick-or-treating, knocking on doors in either Paragon City or the Rogue Isles for treats such as inspirations and temporary powers.

Of course, this wouldn’t be Halloween without the tricks, so some players will also get tricked in the form of blood-thirsty ghouls and other monstrosities. These ghouls drop a special set of four savage drops, though, and once all are collected they can be turned into an additional costume slot by delivering the salvage to special contacts, so on second thought, we guess this is really more of a treat than a trick.

Also, pumpkins and giant monsters such as the Pumpkin King and his minions will appear all over both games, roaming the streets and adding to the mayhem. Additional treats such as badges will be available for defeating the Halloween-themed monsters. Finally, on Halloween night itself, signature heroes and villains will appear at the Pocket D Dance Club to mix and mingle with Halloween revelers.

Whooo! This Halloween’s really shaping up to be one heck of a big celebration, not just out here in RL but over in the various MMO lands as well. Kudos to NCSoft for coming up with such enjoyable activities for their various MMOs.

Via IGN

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