The Halloween events in Guild Wars 2 are always a lot of fun, and this year, in a really neat feat, the Mad King’s return to Tyria coincided with the release of the Heart of Thorns expansion! Tomorrow, I’ll have a video medley up on this and a few other sites that will showcase some of the fun you can have in the Mad King events, but today I wanted to take a moment to give you some good information on some quick money-making you can do during this event.
As you might expect, seasonal events mean you can get seasonal rewards. Candy Corn, for example, is a crafting material you can get that can be used for various things. In the Mad King’s Labyrinth (and from any monsters in the overworld associated with the event), enemies will drop Trick or Treat bags that contain various collectibles that you can trade up in a somewhat complex system in order to unlock special skins at vendors or other rewards. However, as of this post, each Trick or Treat bag sells on the Trading Post for 5 silver. So, 20 bags are worth 1 gold and a full stack of 250 bags is worth 12.5 gold. That’s actually a fairly decent amount of money considering the relatively-minimal work you need to put in to build that up.
So, if you don’t have a huge interest in the special skins or the like, it might be in your best interest to sell the bags on the marketplace and stock up on money for your characters. This year, that’s what I’m doing at least!
Anyway, hopefully those of you that are playing GW2 are having fun with all of this. I also hope you got Heart of Thorns and are enjoying it as well!
Stick around – more Halloween fun is coming soon!