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Collectors?[edit source]

Anyone else find i strange that the horsemen collecting more common items haven't appeared? Jeez I guess they wouldn't want Halloween to be fun, I've got 3 stacks of sentient roots and I feel like a sucker.

Transmogrifier Tonics at "(only those marked with * )" it says, but as of now, none are marked that way. -- Peej 12:39, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Hats?[edit source]

Any hats this event? M Javabean 21:01, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Of course. Event=hat. Lord Belar 21:18, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
ooh! the hat should be like the moon - CoaSTGuaRD
I believe one of them will be a mask like the picture at the bottom of the official event page (there were 2 hats last year--one for each city.) - 67.189.35.113
The picture at the bottom of the official event page is Seaguard Hala - 72.55.149.181
The Hala picture could just be for the Costume Brawl where female mesmers get turned into Seaguard Hala Clones Technohawk
In-Game Anet said Thursday but on the site it says Friday. Dark Templar 14:35, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


Gaile Gray stated when in game a few days ago that there is a special prize this time around and specificly said its NOT a hat, and that it is something new. I don't know if that means there is no hat at all, or if that means there is just some new holiday items available. Guess we will have to wait and see. Bartelby 16:07, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm guessing it's a werewolf-themed item, maybe gloves, considering they used the phrase "a howlin' good time." - 128.213.48.208
If they were USABLE gloves, as in, not just for fscking decoration, I'd love it. Mightywayne 02:16, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
They won't have "usable" items. If they did, they would have to move the hat makers out of kamadan and shing jea, and increase the price to at least 1 plat instead of 10g. - 76.173.217.181
If it's not a hat, the hat maker couldn't do anything with it anyway, so why would he need to be changed at all? He's a HAT maker, not a glove(or whatever) maker. DKS01 14:35, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Gasp. Or they could just change the NPCs name to fesitival item maker. Ta da!
Fine, my guess is revised to werewolf mask. I didn't mean to fan the flames...

What about an Undead/Skull mask? I'm surprised they haven't done that yet. Or maybe a Margonite mask?

Hah, there is already a Margonite Mask! 193.90.59.204 21:33, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I for one think it's not a hat but a mini Mad King. But thats just my theory. >,> Try Not To Kill Me 00:08, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

a mini Mad King would be regular person size. To him, we're the minis --Blackdog 04:40, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Times[edit source]

I'm really sorry about asking a stupid, idiotic question like this, but is PDT time the same as Arizona standard time?--70.176.247.196 01:59, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

If it's of help, Anet's times are GMT-08, so add 8 hours to get the time to GMT (also known as UTC), then just add/remove the hours for your timezone (so add 5 more hours if you're in GMT+05, or deduct 5 hours if you're in GMT-05). Alot of people stuggle with timezones for some reason, so don't worry if this seems difficult to get at first. :) --Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 02:08, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Ah, thank you. :)--70.176.247.196 02:37, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Living in AZ myself, as we are on the same time curently as the west coast, we are indeed on PST (PDT) and so those are the times you should take note of (until of course, the rest of the states goes mad and moves all their times for the winter... heh). - Miss Drops Az
I just added a comment to the main page regarding times. It's daylight savings time in the UK at the moment, and you can bet most people don't know what that means, so I've said people in the UK need to add an hour to the GMT times to work out when the mad king appears. I hope that's clear --90.193.105.165 11:06, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
The perpetual correct answer to everyone's questions about Guild Wars event time is simply this: Go to http://www.google.com and type in "current time PST". Follow the link. The time shown is the time anet thinks it is. And if there is still confusion just change your computer clock to PST and use it instead. --Blackdog 14:59, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Is King Thorn making appearances in Kamadan and LA at the exact same times this year? Weren't they 15 minutes apart last year so you could do both? - 209.107.75.131
As someone pointed out, the UK will revert back to GMT before the 31st of October so the times are correct. --90.193.105.165 11:47, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Well considering I'm still not real sure on this. I live on the east coast of the usa so I believe I am GMT -5. That also means that at the moment I am GMT -4, until Oct31 right? That would make the first appearence for me at 2:01AM eastern time on the 31st. THis kinda stuff = grr Bartelby 16:15, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Changed the CET in GMT +1 instead of GMT+2. After the end of DST in Europe the time difference between GMT and CET is 1 hour.

sigh Time zones really suck. The Mad King is only going to be around for 12 hours total :( It's 10pm, I just finished work, first appearance was when I started work. The final appearance is at 6am!!! There's absolutely no way I can get either hat for any of my characters! Is there any chance of the hats being made available afterwards, like they did with the New Year festival? ~ Twisties34.

Well I solved this problem for myself and I think everyone should do the same if you haven't yet gotten a hat. Just go into Kamadan or LA and sit in the middle of the mushroom circle AFK. Problem solved. Granted you don't get as many trick-or-treat bags because you dont partisapate but I ended up with 20 after 2 events last night. 70.159.61.35 19:18, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
sorry forgot to log in when i signed up there. Bartelby 19:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

yes![edit source]

finally halloween and i cannot play guildwars :D ShadyGuy.jpg 07:56, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

That is how it has been the last 2 years for me... So I hope my computer doesn't phail@working this year --VipermagiSig.JPG -- (s)talkpage 09:42, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Portable GW baby. Load your gw.dat and gw.exe and the launcher on a portable hard drive and take it to a friend's place or an internet cafe. 214.13.196.186 04:26, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Redecorated Towns[edit source]

I just added a list of the redecorated towns. Does anyone know if there are any others? -- Gemini Gemini-ico.gif 26 October 2007

I looked at all the major towns they usually decorate for events, and the only four I could find were the four already posted. :Signet of Midnight.jpg Snagretpudding 18:18, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
According to the Guild Wars Event page, only Kamadan and LA are being redecorated this year. I have not yet verified this in game though.-- Ashes Of Doom 26 October 2007
There are four decorated cities AFAIK. The only ones hosting the event are Kamadan and LA though. Zefir 19:20, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
LA is bugged, double NPC (one normal and one modified for halloween) - 83.22.186.115
Only Droknar's Forge, Lion's Arch, and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan are being redecorated, Ascalon City is not redecorated. - Luke Danger
Tombs is redecorated, and has the best Moon to boot. -Kumdori 02:36, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Ah, Tombs are like when they were on beta, before it got destroyed

No Halloween in Cantha? ShadyGuy.jpg 20:38, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Mystery Item[edit source]

It's something called a Trick-or-Treat Bag, I just got 2 in a row, apparently they started dropping about 10 minutes ago the first one gave me a Squash Serum and the second one a Pumpkin Cookie, which gives you a 10% morale boost (doesn't work in PvP doesn't recharge your skills etc.) -Meridan 19:08, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

just got one in Eye of the North areas. Cool!! --Alphastream 19:23, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Got one for winning the Costume Brawl Zefir 19:27, 26 October 2007 (UTC)


Quests?[edit source]

Any holiday quests at all? Or just minigame and drops? RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 19:53, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

I think it's gonna be "jinglebore jinglebore booooring ALL THE WAY" just like last year. And why the F-word is that F-upped king coming on a working day, people have lives you know. Fuck halloween, its even the worst event in guildwars. No quests or funny shit, just the boringness of farming for items that are of no use in the first place, well the items in the bags are. And not forget to mention the "king of i-want-to-kick-my-screen-just-to-not-see-him-anymore", who is also coming in the end.... - 77.249.172.241
Go play something else if you're that butthurt. --Sekkira 22:42, 26 October 2007 (GMT)
You need to unplug your computer, pick it up and throw it in a dumpster. It would be best for you I think. --Sefre Sefresig.jpgTalk*Cont. 23:42, 26 October 2007 (UTC)


it is really boring, it was kinda funny for the 1st time, but now, sorry. there must be more to satisfy me in a mmo. in the end i understand why i pay in wow, there you get CONTENT. something i really miss here (the only real new thing for free was sorrow's furnace). i think ppl wander away, hunting boring titles (and this INDEED wasn't the idea when they created the first GW) for nothing doesn't motivate many ppl. maybe some pvp guilds stay.

don't forget DoA. And weren't both of the elite areas in Factions add-ons? But, if you want to play WoW, go ahead. Why you're hanging out here I don't know. --Blackdog 04:45, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Standard Time/Daylight Savings time[edit source]

Changed CST and EST to CDT and EDT resp. (again!), because in the USA the Daylight-savings Time period now changes to Standard Time on first Sunday in November (i.e. Nov 4). 71.29.78.147 20:35, 26 October 2007 (UTC)


New Mini[edit source]

im hearing talk of a new Mini Doppleganger coming from Treat Bags?! Wyvern Stonehead 22:19, 26 October 2007 (UTC)Wyvern Stonehead

That's a joke right? The doppleganger looks exactly like the player...69.158.28.102 23:37, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Doppelganger <- Does that look like the player? Anyways, fake IMHO. Venelix 23:41, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Except for the face, that looks like my war. :D But yes, certainly fake. Lord Belar 02:44, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

as fake as Pamela Anderson's boobs. ShadyGuy.jpg 14:29, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

No New Mini Q.Q

Buried Guy?[edit source]

Im hearing gossip about a buried guy in LA that pops out and goes WHAT DA HELL YOO DOIN ON MAH GRAVE, PHOOL when u step on it... or something like that, they probably exaggerated the talking part... but is there? they said hes by traders The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.176.13.54 (contribs) 02:06, October 27, 2007.

Yeah, there has been a NPC like that in past Halloween events, says random comments whenever someone walks over him (and possibly at other random times), just there for fun, so would expect be there this year too. --Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 02:12, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

wierd because ive been here for every year and nvr seen him... where is he? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 75.176.13.54 (contribs) 12:40, October 27, 2007.

well... he's buried! But seriously, I don't think he's here this year. There is a big hole near the crafters in Lion's Arch, though.70.140.181.4 21:09, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
The buried person is there, just under a dark spot about halfway between the merchant and the big hole (open grave?). I saw people dancing on the spot, annoying the poor fellow to no end.71.29.78.147 02:30, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
For the first Halloween there was actually a corpse, now he's buried. Tain 08:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Well it is about time someone got around to burying the poor guy! :D --Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 10:59, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Gaurds are MIA[edit source]

hmm looks like there will be no Mad King's Guard this year huh?--Patch 13:17, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

i'm pretty sure they've always shown up a little later than the rest of the decorations -- Anonymous, Internet hero

The Mad King's Guard just showed up in LA. --19:15, 28 October 2007
Apparently they can be used as level 12 Necromancer henchmen too...shouldn't that be mentioned somewhere on there? ~Keitaro
It is84.9.236.159 20:40, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Other Collectors missing?[edit source]

I have read the page about Halloween 07 and saw that there are more then one collector per city, but i didn't found more than one.

Are they ariving later? If yes, when do they arrive?

PS: Sorry for my bad english!


I'm sure your English is better than my attempts at your language! No worries! I think there may be fewer collectors this year, not sure why. So far, only the ones listed as confirmed have been seen.
It is better than some of the other retards posting to the talk sections.
Well some more collectors recently appeared, so new ones may appear each day.
Yeah great, right after I tossed teh stuff they were collecting... gg—JediRogue 19:25, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Good thing for me I kept the 400 grawl necklaces for Horseman Irimund... 200 vials of asbhinte mwahahaha!

Uh... Why would you have 400 grawl neckleces laying around? O_o Do I sense a vendetta, or just an unhealthy addiction? +_+ RoseOfKali RoseOfKaliSIG.jpg 07:13, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
I have a few hundred Grawl Necklaces lying in storage as I farm the eastern frontier Grawl for ToT bags, Cupcakes and every other farmable holiday item. Lyra Valo LVS.JPG 21:28, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I have over 1500 Worn Belts in my Pre-Searing character... Just something I'm collecting at same time as doing some dye farming.. And as I knew that there were holiday event coming started to "farm" Juvenile termite legs.. Pathetic, yes Kemal 22:30, 31 October 2007 (CDT)

Gaile Conga Time[edit source]

Does gaile appear the first even so at midnight between the 30th and the 31st (Halloween) or the last event between the 31st and the 1st (of November)..cuz ya kno dont wanna wake at midnight for nothing --King Of Kamelott 00:52, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Trick or treat bags in pre-searing[edit source]

Should we put a note up about how you can get ToT bags in pre-searing too? If one farmed enough, couldn't you get some work done on the drunkard title while still in pre-searing? That would be funny. ~Avatarian 86 05:36, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Hunter's Ale has always been available in Pre-Searing, so getting a Drunkard title had always been possible. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 05:37, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
The thing that should be noted is the sugary food that can be obtained in pre-searing ONLY during special events such as this one.
I know someone that already has maxed drunk title in Pre-searing --Blue.rellik 11:37, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Nothing new, there's 6-15 who have it and 2-4 who have CoC(maxed sweet tooth). In fact there is 1 treasure hunter and 1 with adept treasure hunter

Treasure Hunter title track points in pre-searing? How come? There are no high-end chests in pre-searing... and even during "the-big-pre-searing-guild-hall-glitch", it wouldn't allow them to do so... I don't believe it.
One of the special event items gave treasure hunter points when they dropped, can't remember which. Lord of all tyria 20:56, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Golden egges gave treasure hunter points. —JediRogue 21:19, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
It was the Golden Egg when picked up by the assigned player, they recived 1 point towards their Treasure Hunter title --Patch 21:20, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

how long is the madking there for[edit source]

how long does he stay for? 1 hr? 1/2 hr? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 209.202.43.205 (contribs) 01:06, October 31, 2007.

The Mad King Appearances table has the times of when he appears, based on previous Halloween events, each session lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Also, in order to recieve the festival's hat, while you do not strictly need to be present at the session's start (is recommended though), you must to be present at the end of the session (and have a slot free in your inventory). --Wolfie Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 04:21, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, last year he stayed for about 30 minutes, as his game lasts that long. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.176.247.196 (contribs) 04:23, October 31, 2007.

I agree, Mad King's game last for 30 minutes.. (FYI, in 2005, it could last longer because of a bug: people doesn't stop clicking on him, preventing triggers to run on time (and some times, simply "breaking" him and failing to end the event normally, but this happend only once if I remember well))— Corsaire Corsaire Signature.gif 07:28, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Got a mummy mask at Kamadan...
I timed it and it took just over 20 minutes, so I was able to do the whole even in District 9 and then hop to district 40 and arrive with about 5 minutes before the mad king started his proceedings Teh Cannon 11:51, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

scarecrow one in LA

It's quite possible to get to Kamadan, one of the 1-digit districts, finish the event and make it to the LA event. I managed to get from Kamadan District 7 to Lion's Arch District 85 to get 40 ToT bags and both hats = P. Flechette 10:31, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

So I herd you liek scarecrowz.....Well, anyways, the scarecrow mask is quite nice. The mummy looks like someone plastered wet toilet paper all over someone's head. Sanarl 10:54, 31 October 2007 (UTC)


Error 007[edit source]

Since I have class and sleep and whatnot throughout the day, I was trying to sit around being afk for a few of the mad king appearances so I don't totally miss out. Anyway for several of the events I got disconnected right before the event started, and for the one I was able to participate I noticed a far lower number of afkers. I'm fairly convinced that it isn't my connection since for the last even (the 6pm one EST time) I didn't have to leave until 5:40, at which point I was on, and I come back with no mask or goodies that I would have gotten from the event and an error 007.

Essays aside, any idea what's causing this? Influx of players into the cities, ANet trying to cut back on the afking of events, what?

Umm probly just lagg from all the people on the server...I went afk for a few hours in LA and nothing happened to me-Warior kronos 01:32, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
I AFK'd all night, and again while I was at work- overnight in NF, at work in LA. No disconnects here. --Blackdog 01:34, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
That's good enough for me, must just be my connection then. Thanks gents.

2 Masks at once[edit source]

I've been dooing other stuff all day and night, and I was just wonderign if it was possible to get both of the hats in one appearence, since the only one i can atend now is the last midnight one? 71.118.55.192 04:49, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes. District-switching. Misfate 04:53, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
To clarify district-switching, begin in one city at the lowest numbered district you can get into. After the King leaves, map to the other city and enter the highest numbered district available. There is a time delay between low and high districts, often exceeding 30 minutes, which allows you to participate twice in one appearance. Tain 06:01, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
That means you can finish one event (ENTIRE event) and move on the the other one as I stated before. This gave me a leeway of nearly 2 minutes to get from one district to the other, I had around 1 minute to spare. Of course, the lower district you started in and the higher district you go to, it will obviously give you more time. Flechette 12:18, 1 November 2007 (UTC)


Trick or Treat Bags Item Rates[edit source]

I just opened 35 Trick or Treat Bags and got:

Candy Corn: 8 = 22% chance
Pumpkin Cookie: 5 = 14% chance
Candy Apple: 12 = 34 chance
Ghost-in-the-Box: 1 = 3% chance
Squash Serum: 2 = 6% chance
Transmogrifier Tonic: 1 = 3% chance
Vial of Absinthe: 3 = 9% chance
Witch's Brew: 3 = 9% chance

Anybody else want to add more samples?


Please place such info in Drop_rate/Trick-or-Treat_Bag. --Alphastream 19:04, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

LA Merchants?[edit source]

Perhaps they didn't like some of the Mad King's jokes? Seriously though, they are all vanished ... And I wasn't around during the event yesterday ... So I don't really know what is going on with this. (edit) I guess I've gathered enough from reading around, that they were all "killed" by Mad King... fairly interesting joke on Anet's part hehe. Isk8 18:23, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Or it could've been massive phail on their part --Gimmethegepgun 19:05, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Collector Chart[edit source]

The Wintersday and Halloween collector lists differ. Wintersday's page uses a chart while Halloween is just a list. Is there a specific reason for that? 75.33.219.182 15:27, 24 July 2008 (UTC)