I found a bit more time to sneak into GW2 and participate in the Halloween events. Of the few things I did during this first in-game holiday event, The Mad King's Labyrinth was by far my favorite. It was absolutely perfect for players who wanted to do a holiday related event minus evil machinations of jumping puzzles or running around fulfilling quests. It wasn't much more than a slaughterfest inside a maze. Think the dynamic events in the upper tiered zones.
There were lots of bad guys all skinned appropriately for Halloween. Mobs of players roaming around in groups killing everything in sight and mining candy. Seriously, how much candy corn does one need?? Clearly a metric ton! I rarely saw anyone pass up mining another piece. Or for that matter, skipping the opportunity to slash-carve a face into another pumpkin. I merely followed suit... tink-tink and slash-slash, skip to the next target.
I found time to pop into GW2 for a couple of hours on two different evenings and enjoyed myself both times. By the second night, players were more organized. A few elected to camp certain locations or climb up on top of rock-faces as watchers, so they could call out where doors and bosses were spawning. It was easy and entertaining, zerg fun. I'm still hoping ANet has the ability to eventually provide an option to turn off animations from other players. I believe Rift and Runes of Magic provide it. This game seriously needs a way to remove what other people are casting from your field of view. It can be down right brutal.
I didn't obtain by deed, anything special like the cool themed backpacks. My holiday gear was purchased from the cash shop but I don't care. I still enjoyed the little time I spent in the game and consider my Witch's costume worth every gem.
Can you tell what the hell is going on?
Neither can I but who cares, it drops loot!