Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King is live for Halloween fun

    
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Stop him if you’ve heard this one: “Two quaggans were walking in a cow pasture. The first turns to the second and says, ‘Foo.’ The other replies, ‘Cows say moo.’ The first looks down at his flippers and says, ‘No, foo. Poo.'”

Thank you, thank you, Mad King Thorn will be here all week.

No really, Halloweeen has arrived today in Guild Wars 2 as the Shadow of the Mad King descends on Tyria with the best-worst jokes ever, through November 6th in fact. As we’ve previously noted, quite a bit of the old Halloween content is returning, but it’s the new stuff that has everyone’s attention – that’s the return of PvP Reaper’s Rumble minigame, Mad King’s Raceway, and some sweet new weapons. ArenaNet is promising to show off the new bits this Friday on Twitch.

The cash shop is also boasting a slew of new themey seasonal items, including my favorite: a chair that looks like a hay bale.

Meanwhile, ArenaNet is touting a new charity effort by players through the Guild Wars 2 Artist Collective: This one’s a Wintersday-themed zine (oh, zines, how I miss thee) dubbed Journeys and featuring the work of 76 artists.

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Tommie Wiseau
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Tommie Wiseau

Mad Realm mount skins is adorable.

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Toy Clown

Swweeeet! Downloading now.

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Greaterdivinity

In all the years I’ve played (and not) I’ve never really done this event. This year I’ll try to actually dive in and do the whole thing, I always remember getting instantly confused and just playing normally.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

I’ve usually just used the labyrinth to grind up some random character I didn’t feel like leveling the normal way. It’s a mindless grind that goes by pretty quickly as long as there’s a train doing it.

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McGuffn

hardest part is finding an instance that isn’t full.

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Greaterdivinity

At this point I only have one character that fits that bill, but that’s a good idea. Guess my little necro is going to get a bit of a boost on the way to 80 rather than just waiting on more level up books from logins/writ turn ins!