I'm not an in-game holiday sort of person. I loathe quests that have me running across the globe for frivolous items. I rarely find themed holidays in games appealing. I was all set to bypass Halloween in EQ2 Extended like I do in every other game, except that I received a wall of in-game mail from customers and guild members. They all wanted to make sure I knew about the special furniture recipes that can only be obtained now. I rushed to the vendors to buy them and scanned through everything else that was for sale which was the beginning of my down fall.
I started clicking on items and noticed full-body costumes. Not masks, no sir - fully body. Say what? As a result, I spent the first couple of hours running around acting like a fool. First I walked, ran and jumped on very surface I could find. That's right Square Enix (Final Fantasy series), us foreigners like to jump. Get over yourselves!! After I'd had enough prancing around, I decorated my shop with candles, pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns. *Woot!*
I plan on doing some of the quests that drop unique house items and farm mobs that drop the components for crafting the special event furniture. I think they will be huge sellers after the event is over. There are nice sofas in different shades, tables and the obligatory spooky items which I'll skip. I would have done a few yesterday but customers never sleep and since I'd been out of the game for a few days, people found me really fast! *Smile*
WOW does a good job at dressing up Azeroth for holidays but I rarely bothered other than watching the fireworks on the 4th. EQ2 grabbed me right away because of the quality of the costume. I mean damn, they look good. And now that I'm officially a crafting whore, adding new furniture and recipes gets me at log-in. *Smile*