As Guild Wars 2 players have been enjoying the Shadow of the Mad King festivities, they have also been wondering when, exactly, the game’s Halloween would end. After dragging its feet on the answer, ArenaNet finally announced yesterday that the event will conclude on Tuesday, November 8th.
Communications Manager Gaile Gray explained the reason for the delay on date specifics: “There are a lot of working parts in a game, and things can interweave. Festivals are only part of what we’re offering, what we’re working on, what we’re releasing. So sometimes, giving an end date is not possible, when looking at the Big Picture(tm). As a player, I certainly understand the desire for a finite period. But as a member of the dev team, I can see where that’s not always possible. I’m happy we were able to give the week’s notice, and that we didn’t do — as some players seem to have expected — an unannounced closure at midnight this morning.”