I know and you know that MMO developers love Halloween perhaps more than their own flesh-and-blood children. And as much as I enjoy how this passion emerges as rampant festivities, I am a little tired of lazy devs figuring that all they need to do is drown us in pumpkins. Pumpkins here, pumpkins there, pumpkins EVERYWHERE. Halloween has more decoration possibilities than orange gourds!
Anyway, Toy Clown is posing by some pumpkins: “A little bit of fun in FFXIV! My character is dressed as a dragon with All Saint’s Wake decorations in the background. I’ve been having fun creating my own costumes from the hundreds of pieces of glamour I have sitting around.”
Then again, the Guild Wars franchise has always been far more into candy corn, for some reason. Like, ridiculously into candy corn. Listen, I actually love candy corn, and even I think that this might be making players diabetic.
“Here’s the candy corn monster in Guild Wars 2’s Lion’s Arch,” said Minimalistway. “Speaking of which, I never had candy corn before.”
It’s awesome. Eat it by layers and ignore the haters.
“Hey there! I hope everyone is well. As for me, everything’s coming up rainbows over in FFXIV since I recently encountered this rare bit of weather over the Azim Steppe. I’ve played for five years, and this is the first time I recall seeing a rainbow in the sky. By the time I’d run to post my find on twitter, the sky had changed to bright and clear sunshine,” submitted Vexia.
“This is the fourth floor of the hub area in Monster Hunter World,” sent in Namtubb. “Halloween in-game is currently over (just like in real life…right?) so I had to grab some screenies before it ended. Not pictured are the bipedal cats dressed as ghosts with pumpkins on their heads ’cause no one likes cat photos (and totally NOT because I forgot to take any).”
Are pumpkins ever scary? Seriously, ever?
Then there’s this Harry Potteresque setting from reader Amorey. I’m trying hard not to think too deeply into the dangers of hot wax dripping on heads from above. Hogwarts must’ve been a disgusting place to live, with that and the constant owl poops.
“As for this week challenge, Landmark was my favorite place at this time of the year. I would spend many hours building and decorating. I am still very sad the game was taken away from us. Every new season was an excuse to build something new and more exciting.”
It has been far, far too long since we last did a fashion show here in One Shots, so for next week’s challenge, show us your newest and best character outfit and tell us how it came to be!