Its that time of year again, where we take a look at the Hallowe’en event in one of the MMOs that I play. Today, we’re taking a look at the Witches Festival in The Elder Scrolls Online!
How do you take part in the event?
To join in the Witches Festival fun, it really hasn’t changed from previous years. If this is your first Witches Festival, go to the Crown store and in the Holiday section, pick up the free quest, ‘The Witchmother’s Bargain’. Once the quest is completed, you can then take part in the other spooky activities. If you’ve already completed ‘The Witchmother’s Bargain’ in a previous year, then you can jump straight into the main part of the Hallowe’en event.
What is the event?
The quest ‘The Witchmother’s Bargain’ has not changed since last year. To complete the quest, all you need to do is collect a pumpkin, guts and essence of death. The pumpkin and guts you can find throughout ESO whilst the essence of death, you can only acquire from a dungeon delve boss. Once you have completed the quest, you will receive the Witchmother’s Whistle, which gives you a 100% experience boost and turns you into a skeleton for two hours.
The rest of the event is all about defeating boss monsters, like delve bosses, world bosses and the boss monsters found at the Dark Anchors. Defeating these will give you Plunder Skulls, which can be openedfrom your inventory for more spooky themed rewards.
What are the rewards?
The Plunder Skulls, that you earn by defeating bosses, give you a chance to earn a lot of different Hallowe’en/spooky themed rewards, including recipes, Hallowjack motifs, house furnishings and runeboxes. Aside from the rewards of past Hallowe’en events, there is also a new momento (Throwing Bones) and a new weapon style, called Grave Dancer, to collect.
And of course there are also the berries for another Indrik mount, that you can collect. Apparently this is the final Indrik evolution, which in my opinion, is a good thing. You can earn three Impressario tickets a day and each berry/feather will cost ten tickets to redeem.
OK, so the Witches Festival hasn’t changed in the past few years but, to be honest, I’m just happy that ESO is still holding the event, considering what is going on in the world at the moment. A positive thing that comes out of not changing the event, it does allow players a chance to earn the collectibles that they missed in previous years. The only negative that I have is the fact that the Indrik mounts are still the event exclusive mounts that ESO wants players to collect. I’m burnt out on collecting these mounts and I suspect there are other ESO players, like myself, who don’t bother collecting the feathers and berries. I love the idea of working towards special mounts, that can only be obtained by taking part in the special events, I just want more variety in the mounts on offer.
That’s my quick look at the Witches Festival. Are any of you guys planning on taking part? If so, you have until 10am EST on Tuesday 3rd November to take part. Have fun!