Today marks the beginning of Hallow's End. There's fun to be had with wands, masks, candy, flying brooms, and Headless Horsemen.
But the best part? Gold Coins. Mmmm.
Besides being part of the meta-achievement for What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, Hallow's End has lots of fun achievements. Prior to Blizzard's introduction of achievements, Hallow's End was my favorite in-game holiday. (Then again, I kinda like the RL version as well.)
You might also remember how much I enjoy the Midsummer Fire Festival. Now, besides the fun and casual activities that Hallow's End and the Midsummer Fire Festival provide… they also provide good opportunities for your toons to profit.
That's right! Level 80's not only get candy when they stick their hands into candy buckets, they also get gold!
Not level 80 yet? (or have an army of alts?) Great! They can get experience from chasing their sugar high.
Not sold on making money from trick or treating yet? Let's do some math… *rubs forehead* Ow, this is gonna hurt!
Alright, let's see…
6 gold and 63 silver for each candy bucket (at level 80).
Eastern Kingdoms has 16 candy buckets.
16 * 6.63 = 106.08
Kalimdor has 17 candy buckets.
17 * 6.63 = 112.71
Outland has 14 candy buckets.
14 * 6.63 = 92.82
So just from old Azeroth and Outland, candy bucks can result in 311 gold and 61 silver. And we're talking real gold coins. Not those gold foil wrapped chocolate ones.
You know, I don't know how many Northrend has yet. They aren't listed on the achievements, and I like hitting up the old world, then Outland, and THEN Northrend when doing holidays like this. You could do this in one day or stretch it out as you see fit. But, it's basically free gold. It just takes a little bit of flight and running time – with 2 weeks to do it in!
… you know… I wish there was a way to steal candy from the Alliance…
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