Although our Blog was started in February of 2007, we like to use Halloween as a sort of benchmark for where we’re at each year.Â Â 2007 was spent in EQ2, 2008 was in WAR, and 2009 is being spent in Aion.
Halloween marks the end of a season, in a way.Â When it comes to MMO’s, their launch schedules, and lifespans, Halloween always has a way of being important.Â For many games it has been the dreaded day of death where subscription numbers begin to fall and others it has been a milestone of excitement.Â Let’s hope that this next seasons (Halloween to New Years) is a fantastic one for everyone.
Where will we be in 2010? We hope that you’ll continue to stay with us to find out.
The Halloween event in Aion was a little disappointing.Â I was hoping to see lots of decorations around Pandaemonium and a spooky atmosphere with some in-game events going on but the in-game Halloween celebration amounted to simply receiving treats sent in surveys.Â I like the treats, especially the fantastic looking Pumpkin Head Hat, but a little more would have been nice.
Since I’m playing Fallen Earth as well, even as a free 15 day trial, I’ll mention that their event was a little lackluster as well.
My favorite Halloween events are from The Realm and EQ2.Â Someone will hopefully top those one day.