Hallow’s End Picture Tour

wow[World of Warcraft] Decoration’s for Warcraft’s version of Halloween, Hallow’s End, have gone up. Like last year’s Winter Veil Festival, this is more decorative than anything else. Pumpkin head’s aren’t attacking like they did in City of Heroes, but there are several decoration and a few special items to be found. There are also 3 quests. One is similar to the Children’s Day quest where you must go collect items from the different capitals. In the other two quests, the Horde must vandalize Southshore and the Alliance must clean up the mess. They are somewhat controversial on the official WoW message board as they are extremely difficult for the Horde (especially on a PvP server) and impossible for the Alliance unless the Horde complete their quest. Here are some of the sights of Hallow’s End:

We’ll start with the Alliance. I’m a Horde player mainly, but I do have Alliance alts to do my bidding as well. Below is a picture of Stormwind, the human capital.
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Next we have Darnassus. It looks as if the Night Elf capital has minimal decorations. It was one of the less decorated during Winter Veil as well.
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However, the Hallow’s End decorations look extra spooky against the Night Elf buildings. The below picture was taken in Auberdine.
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Next comes the dwarf and gnome capital of Ironforge.
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Here’s a shot of the Ironforge auction house.
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Before we head off to check out the Horde, he’s a shot of the goblin capital: Gadgetzan.
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As the photo tour move on to the Horde side, we start in Thunder Bluff, home of the Taurens.
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Next up is Undercity of the Undead. I think it turned out the best as far as the decorations go. Of course it was already kind of scary.
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This giant pumpkin can be found at the entrance to Undercity.
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The Undead city of Brill.
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The inn at the Orc capital of Ogrimarr has some jack0lanterns as well.
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These pumpkins full of candy are scattered around the world. This one is from the Ogrimarr inn.
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The Wickerman Festival near Undercity is where the Horde can pick up 2 of their Hallow’s End quests (the third is in the Ogrimarr Orphanage).
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Here’s a close up of the Wickerman. Pretty impressive.
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Every inn now has a bucket of apples (gotta look hard for it in some inns). You can click on it to bob for apples.
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Which yields this reward.
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You can also speak to each inn keeper and trick or treat. This has a one hour cooldown.
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Some of the treats I’ve received include this wand:
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These masks (they only stay in your inventory for 1 week). Try to guess what mask is which race/gender.
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There’s also various types of candy that you can get as quest rewards, from the Trick or Treating, or from the Hallow’s End vendor.
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You can also receive tricks instead of treats. If you are tricked you turn into random things such as in the pictures below.
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Overall, not as extensive as Winter Veil, but a fun distraction nonetheless.

DC

6 thoughts on “Hallow’s End Picture Tour”

  1. Nothing really. You get some pumpkins that you can eat and they do random things to you (similar to deviate fish). You get some decent reputation and good XP if you aren’t 60 yet.

  2. The pumpkin treats you get from the quests actually have a set amount of costumes they turn you into, and none of them are really that fun. I believe it’s a pirate, skeletal zombie, invis/levitate, large/orange, and maybe one other thing. I’ve forgotten. Not too fun. Another disappointment is that the wands only work on other party members. You cannot use them on yourself.

    Anyways, it’s still fun to run instances dressed up. I ran Uldaman last night with three skeletons, a leper gnome, and a ninja.

  3. Don’t forget to use the ash piles on the ground beneath the burning wickerman, it’s a nice 2 hour buff.

    I got to be a little kitty for about 45 seconds after trick or treating. Wish I could have stayed that way longer, was damn cool. Would love to have attacked something in kitty form.

  4. The kitty form mouseover says you can not cast or attack in that form. :-(

    Overall, I like it. It’s fun and people are running around in different costumes and wearing masks and having a ball. The best thing about the pumpkin treats is that when you have to click one off to mount or fly somewhere, you can just eat another one when you get done.

    Also, once you do the quest for the orphans, you can buy the pumpkins from the treat vendor.

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