If you weren't on for the official live event, above is the cutscene you missed. If you stand around that freshly made portal to his realm in Lion's Arch, though, he'll still pop out every now and then just to freak out AFKers (I know this firsthand). You'll definitely want to brnig your friends inside for this multiple-stage boss fight, and don't miss the lootable chest on the bottom tier once you've killed him!
The portal will stay open for a few days. The first time you bring down the Mad King you'll receive a 10-slot Trick-or-Treat bag, money, karma, and your choice between Nougat Centers, Plastic Fangs and Chattering Skulls. If you run it more than once, it changes to Personalized TOT bags instead of the 10-slotter.
If you haven't played in a few days, you'll also want to log on to check out the Mad King's Labyrinth and Clock Tower, cry when the jumping puzzle repeatedly slaughters your will to play, and also try your hand at the PvP minigames that have been released:
- Realm of the Mad King – The mysterious haunted doors can become portals to or from the Mad King’s realm. Your actions determine whether the mad bestiary is coming or going. Enter the Mad realm yourself, and you’ll find a macabre new map full of creepy creatures, Halloween events, and things that go bump in the night.
- Lunatic Inquisition – All is not well in the Mad King’s realm. His subjects are once again rising up against him. Do you join them or defend the king himself? Lunacy is contagious, so be wary. You may find yourself on the wrong side of the battle!
- Reaper’s Rumble – In the Mad King’s pumpkin field arena, harvest your victory. Reap what you sow in this dangerous game of tactics and trickery. After all, it’s just not Halloween until somebody gets hit in the head with a pumpkin.
- Mad King’s Clock Tower – Only the Mad King himself could imagine up such a devious jumping puzzle. You’ll need nerves of steel and steady feet to claim the treasure at the top of the Mad King’s tower.
FoV Change Beta
Ever been frustrated with zoom distance in-game? ArenaNet is asking players to playtest some changes they've made, which should benefit widescreen users.
To help test, you’ll need to add a special command line to your GW2 client’s shortcut. Here’s how:
1. Create a shortcut to your GW2 client (right-click -> “Create Shortcut”)
2. Right-click the GW2 client shortcut
3. Click “Properties”
4. Locate text field labeled “Target.”
It should contain the file path of your shortcut, and will look something like this:C:\Games\Gw2\Gw2.exe
5. Type -testVerticalFov at the end of the Target line
Be sure to include a space between .exe and -test. The line should look like this: C:\Games\Gw2\Gw2.exe -testVerticalFov
Please note that your Target line may or may not have quotation marks. If it does have quotation marks, this tag should go outside of them. So it will look like this: “C:\Games\Gw2\Gw2.exe” -testVerticalFov
6. Once the command line has been added, click Apply -> OK.
That’s it! Jump in and play with this new setting, and post your feedback in this thread.
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