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re: Nights of the Dead 2018


As always with thanks to Naimi, here is - NoTD 2018: Haunted:



Short story and a more detailed preview incoming in a couple of days. Images are being put up first so folks can get their eye-candy fix.



Welcome to the Nights of the Dead, the EQ2 event that celebrates the fall holiday and things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day, too). This world event will run from 12:01 am PDT on October 5 through 11:59 pm PDT on November 1 on ALL servers*. (*The decision has been made, as of Sept. 24, to also give Fallen Gate the full event.)


New goodies for this returning event include 1 new event reward, 1 new quest reward, several new buyables, several new crafted items, and 1 new collection.(Trust me, even with no new quest this year, there is plenty for the completionists to do with this event. :D) Oh, and one REALLY smart goblin learns to count to high numbers.


New Crafted


That handy-dandy "a Nights of the Dead merchant" in every city crafting society area has yet another recipe book to sell you this year. Celebrations of the Dead XI, which can be scribed at artisan level 2, will cost you a whopping 60s 90c! Not bad for 18 new recipes, eh? :D


And no, the chandelier and sconce are not light sources.


Ancient Lxanvom Sarcophagus
Arcane Mistmoore Chandelier
Autumnal Darkleaf Mound
Autumnal Darkleaf Tile
(building block)
Bubbling Chalp Cauldron
Crimson Corpse Cover
Dalnirian Sarcophagus
Dalnirian Sarcophagus Lid
Grim Unlit Candelabra
Gruesome Bone Brazier
Haunted Piano Bench
Haunted Rocking Chair
Oversized Autumnal Globe
Small Wyrm Tooth
Square Autumnal Window Pane
Stoker's Dark Dram
Young Autumnal Darkleaf Sapling
Young Autumnal Shrubbery


New Buyables


Visit that same "a Nights of the Dead merchant" in every city crafting society area to obtain the following new buyables. Other than the illusions, all of the prices below cost candy corn.


Nights of the Dead Aviak Stormrider Costume
1s 20c
Nights of the Dead Hobgoblin Costume
1s 20c
Festering Flesh Cube
(Heirloom housepet)
25 candy corn
Gallows Oak
10 candy corn
Petamorph Wand: Contagion
5 candy corn
Petamorph Wand: Spectral Executioner
5 candy corn
Tall Autumnal Window Pane
10 candy corn
Troubled Tome
(Heirloom housepet)
25 candy corn
Wide Autumnal Window Pane
10 candy corn
Witherbone Faun Mask
50 candy corn
Wizard's Attack
10 candy corn
Skittering Spider Scare Eggs*
15 candy corn
(*Special Effect, see below)


Blightblaze Frightmare
300 candy corn
Cloak of the Witherbone Faun
(Heirloom, 30 candy corn)


*The "Skittering Spider Scare Eggs" description says "These egg sacs are sure to hatch on unsuspecting visitors in your haunted mansion." What this means is that black spiders will skitter across the screen at random times when you are in a home that has them placed. This effect is random enough that I don't have a screenshot of the effect to show you.


Broken Mirrors - New Reward


The "Broken Mirrors" quest that was added last year has one new reward option, for a Haunted Piano. It does not actually play music, but it floats and bobs!



Wake The Dead Event - New Reward AND New Collection


I will include a brief explanation of grave digging after sleep and such. For now, know that there are now collection items, and a new housepet that can be gained from the presents that can drop from gravedigging.


Charcoal Baby Dragon Clothwork
(Heirloom housepet)


The collection, Grave Memories, is a 12-piece collection looted from the gifts that can drop while gravedigging. On this first day of testing, we've already feedbacked that the drop rate for the collection is really low, and it is being looked into. Reward for the level 20 collection is a Satin Lined Coffin Bed.



Goblin Counting


Many of us have been there. You know what I mean. You trot up to Grabby Gigglegibber with a bag FULL of candies from several pony runs and assorted killing sprees, and he will only convert 20 at a time into candy corn. Several minutes later, you are still spam hailing him to convert a couple thousand candies into candy corn. Click. Click. Click.


I know it is hard to believe, but someone edumacated him well since last year's event, and he can count up to 1000 now! He can count to 1, 5, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 to make your candy hand-ins much easier. It sort of makes me wonder if he is truly a gigglegibber goblin, or if it is just a clever disguise. I mean, really, he's like the Einstein of goblins now!


A Closer Look


Ocarinah has put together videos that give us a closer look at this furniture - both a normal version and a silent version. As always, thanks for the help, ma'am!


Quest Tracker?


There are quite a few quests and achievements for this event, and Casdoe from Maj'Dul has kindly updated her quest tracker in XLS form as well as her PDF version of the tracker. Thanks!



Created: 2018-09-22 05:16:53          
Last Modified By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2018-09-26 02:07:07 


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