EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire

 

Go Back   EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire > EverQuest II > General EverQuest II Discussion > Quests and Live Events
Members List Search Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
Malabaster

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Default

I just went to Freeport to trick-or-treat, but to my surprise the Gigglegibber Trick-or-Treater was not there. People tell me that it was replaced by the Ghost Hunter competition. Why not have both? Am I the only one upset by this?

Malabaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
Rainmare
Server: Oasis
Guild: Pillage
Rank: Captain

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,982
Default

personally, I love the ghost thing 100000000000x better then the trick or treating. I hated that my prize was based on complete randomness of what the NPC gave me. I coudl hit up every npc and every single one could give me a treat, but still not get the best prize if a bunch of them gave me the 'wrong' candy.

at least with the ghost hunting, if I catch say 101 ghosts, I get a huge prize every time. not 'sometimes a huge, and sometimes a big because 7 of the ghosts don't count' thing.

Rainmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
Kreton

Loremaster
Kreton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 222
Default

Trick or treating had it's own little flavor and brought something different to the table.  Yes you had RNG involved, but I liked it a whole lot better than the new version of the candy cane race game we got in this ghost hunting thing.  I didn't find the ghosthunting game very engaging with just running over floating skulls all clustered in an area, but it obviously is easier for someone to get the rewards from it and then move on.

Kreton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
Kaitheel

Dev
Kaitheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 796
Default

The city revamps were the perfect opportunity to change out both the NotD trick-or-treating, and the Frostfell Candy Cane Grab 'n Tag contests that were in Freeport and Qeynos for something new.  As good as they were, they were unfortunately (and quite drastically) broken by the city revamps; scripts, zone geometry, and quest supporting population.

I chose to use the necessary time to add something new, instead of fixing something that has been in game since 2006.

The Ghost Hunter contests, and the Frostfell Candy Grab in Commonlands and Antonica (introduced in 2011) may not be for everyone, but I've certainly been glad to see so many people enjoying them!

~Kaitheel

__________________
Kaitheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
Kreton

Loremaster
Kreton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 222
Default

You're right that it's not for me, but I am certainly glad you did take the time to add something in it's place rather than just remove a feature and have no way to get those rewards.  The one thing I thought the trick or treating thing did was force you to explore all the corners of the city (depending on how far you could get in the time limit) that you normally never bother to go through the rest of the area, in search for that cluster of npc's to get more candy.  And I also liked that it wasn't just simply show up and get the best reward.  I think it added something different.  Perhaps next year you might could bring a revamped version back with some twisted tricks, I always thought the "tricks" the npcs would give you were pretty tame.

Kreton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
Cecie
Server: Kithicor
Guild: Shoo Ponies
Rank: Leader

Loremaster
Cecie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 56
Default

I'd like to just chime in and add my support for the Trick-or-Treating. I thought it was a far more enjoyable mini-game than the Ghost Gathering.

With the city revamps, I was looking forward to being able to Trick-or-Treat in the whole city without having to zone.

I'm sad to see it go.

Cecie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:45 AM.

vBulletin skin by: CompleteGFX.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All threads and posts originally from the EQ2 and Station forums operated by Sony Online Entertainment. Their use is by express written permission.