The Secret World’s Samhain Halloween event stalks in next week

    
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Halloween is just around the corner, and so is The Secret World’s Samhain event: festivities kick off next Tuesday, October 27th.  Every year the game that does Halloween best outdoes itself, and players have been waiting on pins and needles to see what the new event will hold this year. So far we know that there will be a new mission (written by Funcom Creative Director Joel Bylos himself) with a new reward bag of goodies; all indications are that the mission will tie in with The Park, which releases the same day. As in years past, players can complete the previous year’s events, and the 2014 bag will go up for sale. If you just can’t wait until Tuesday to find out more, be sure to catch the official Streaming Ones livestream on Friday, October 23rd, when devs will reveal even more.

Source: Twitter. Thanks to Nordavind for the tip!
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MJ Guthrie ZenDadaist Yep and that’s one of the things I’ve liked about the TSW Samhain and Krampus. Wish more games did that, and without quadrupling the grind each year for last year’s old items.

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ZenDadaist All seasonal events have always made the previous year’s stuff available.  You just have to wait the full year to finish up!  I had to do that one year.

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Armsbend There’s Lies.  There’s Damned Lies.  Then there’s whatever you said right there.

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Yes to more seasonal events that make all previous years’ stuff available so peoepl can catch up and not feel like they missed out on fun stuff forever.

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Damonvile BalsBigBrother That occasionally describes my work day as well XD

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Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, Samhain is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.
Samhain was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí) could more easily come into our world. Most scholars see the Aos Sí as remnants of the pagan gods and nature spirits. It was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter. Offerings of food and drink were left for them. The souls of the dead were also thought to revisit their homes. Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them. Mumming and guising were part of the festival, and involved people going door-to-door in costume (or in disguise), often reciting verses in exchange for food. The costumes may have been a way of imitating, or disguising oneself from, the Aos Sí.
In the 9th century AD, the Early Church shifted the date of All Saints’ Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls’ Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints’/All Souls’ merged to create the modern Halloween. Historians have used the name ‘Samhain’ to refer to Gaelic ‘Halloween’ customs up until the 19th century.

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Kaaz Armsbend wooo

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BalsBigBrother Damonvile lol..work. I go to another place and post here all day. That’s my work :P

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MJ Guthrie Kaaz I will definitely be needing that!

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SomniumWintersun Kaaz You can go to any of the original 3 zones without doing any missions fyi.  It may be dangerous but nothing gates you from them.  I grabbed all of the waypoints early on to take part in events when I was TSW-little.