MMOs, by their very nature, let players be someone or something they’re not, which is a stark reminder for me every time I look at myself in the mirror and don’t see a fluffy golden Charr staring back. The Masquerade of Liars Halloween event in Neverwinter lets your avatar put on masks, so you’re wearing a digital mask for a persona you’re digitally taking on and now this is starting to get meta-weird. Let’s move on.
The Masquerade of Liars features daily quests like trading Liar’s Charms or discovering event lore to earn Masquerade Tokens. The event also brings back the Contest of Liars, which lets players join one of three teams to earn the most treats and unlock a unique reward.
Goodies that can be earned with Masquerade Tokens include a variety of Companions, Fashion Masks, a flying broom mount, and the ability to trade the fully upgraded Illusionist’s Mask for an Empowered Illusionist’s Mask, which can further be upgraded to Mythic quality.
As for those who participate in the Contest of Liars, an illusion mask that lets you take on the visage of the winning team’s representative can be earned. One free mask will be sent to the members of the winning team who contributed enough, while additional masks can be bought either at a discount for those who made enough contributions or at full price for everyone else.
The Masquerade of Liars starts on Thursday, October 24th, and runs until Thursday, November 7th.