Hallow’s End is my favorite world event in World of Warcraft. It’s fun to go trick-or-treating and get turned into a skeleton (or other various costumes).

I cannot complete the entire event yet, because Riglee is only level 71. This year, Riglee went trick-or-treating around Azeroth in the hopes of finishing off as much as she could of the Hallow’s End stuff.

It just so happened that I had some free time to spend running around Azeroth in search of candy buckets. I had three main goals this time around. One, I wanted to level up Riglee (my Gnome Death Knight) and the holiday events are a good way to do that.

Two, I hoped that the candy buckets would give me the last few remaining masks that I needed to complete one of the Hallow’s End achievements. Three, I wanted to go to as many candy bucket as Riglee could get to.

Trick-Or-Treating Eastern Kingdoms

Stormwind, Trade District; Goldshire, Elwynn Forrest; Darkshire, Duskwood; Sentinel Hill, Westfall; Lakeshire, Redridge; Fort Livingston, Northern Stranglethorn

Surwich, Blasted Lands; Netherguard Keep, Blasted Lands; Swamp of Sorrows, Bogpaddle; Booty Bay, Cape of Stranglethorn; The Harborage, Swamp of Sorrows; Iron Summit, Searing Gorge

Fuselight, Badlands; The Commons, Ironforge; Kharanos, Dun Morogh; Thelsamar, Loch Modan; Farstrider Lodge, Loch Modan; Menethil Harbor, Wetlands

Greenwarden’s Grove, Wetlands; Thelsamar, Loch Modan; Refuge Point, Arathi Highlands; Light’s Hope Chapel, Eastern Plaguelands; Chillwind Camp, Western Plaguelands; Aerie Peak, The Hinterlands

Stormfeather Outpost, The Hinterlands; Swiftgear Station, Wetlands; Dragon’s Mouth, Badlands.

Tricks and Treats of Eastern Kingdoms: Visit the Candy Buckets in Eastern Kingdoms.  (I earned this Achievement on October 19, 2010).

Trick-Or-Treating Kalimdor 

Craftsman’s Terrace, Darnassus; Dolanaar, Teldrassil; Blood Watch, Bloodmyst Isle; Azuremyst Isle, Azure Watch; Azuremyst Isle, The Exodar; Astranarr, Ashenvale

The costume that Riglee is wearing in that last screenshot is not part of Hallow’s Eve event.  Instead, it came from a glitzy robot called Blingtron 4000.

Shiny!

Two guys with snazzy outfits!

Lor’danel, Darkshore; Talonbranch Glade, Felwood; Thal’darah Overlook, Stonetalon Mountains; Stonetalon Peak, Stonetalon Mountains; Farwatchers Glen, Stonetalon Mountains; Windshear Hold, Stonetalon Mountains

Theramore Isle, Dustwallow Marsh; Ratchet, Northern Barrens; Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas; Dreamer’s Rest, Feralas; Mudsprocket, Dustwallow Marsh; Gadgetzan, Tanaris

Bootlegger’s Outpost, Tanaris; Marshal’s Stand, UnGoro Crater; Cenariaon Hold, Silithus; Whisperwind Grove, Felwood; Everlook, Winterspring

Tricks and Treats of Kalimdor: Visit the Candy Buckets in Kalimdor.  (I earned this Achievement on October 20, 2010).

Trick-Or-Treating Outland

Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula; Temple of Telhamat, Hellfire Peninsula; Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley; Sanctum of the Stars, Shadowmoon Valley; Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar Forest; Telaar, Nagrand

Telredor, Zangarmarsh; Cenarion Refuge Zangarmarsh; Orebor Harbor, Zangarmarsh; Sylvanaar, Blade’s Edge Mountains; Toshley’s Station, Blade’s Edge Mountains; Evergrove, Blade’s Edge Mountains

Area 52, Netherstorm; Stormspire, Netherstorm; Scryers Tier, Shattrath City

Altar of Sha’tar, Shadowmoon Valley; Aldor Rise, Shattrath City

Riglee visited these two candy buckets, but the quest would not appear for her.  She doesn’t have enough reputation with either one of these groups.  This is likely because she does have enough reputation with the Scryers to be able to trick-or-treat their candy bucket.

Tricks and Treats of Outland: Visit the Candy Buckets in Outland.  (I earned this Achievement October 30, 2010).

Tricks and Treats of Azeroth: Complete the Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, and Outland Tricks and Treats achievements.  (I earned this Achievement on October 30, 2010).

DING!  Riglee hit level 72 while trick-or-treating.

When I was finished with Outland, I had more than enough Tricky Treats to purchase a Little Wickerman toy.  It goes into your Toy Box and you can use it anywhere (even after Hallow’s End is over).  You can use the Little Wickerman as a campfire.

I had enough Tricky Treats left over to purchase the last seven masks I needed to complete the Achievement.

A Mask For All Occasions: Collect the 24 unique Masks listed below.

Trick-Or-Treating Northrend

Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra; Fizzcrank Airstrip, Borean Tundra; Unu’pe, Borean Tundra; Nesingwary Base Camp,  Sholazar Basin; Stars’ Rest, Dragonblight; Wintergarde Keep, Dragonblight

Moa’Ki Harbor, Dragonblight; Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight; K3, The Storm Peaks; Bouldercrag’s Refuge, The Storm Peaks; Silver Enclave, Dalaran; The Ledgermain Lounge, Dalaran

The Underbelly, Dalaran; Frosthold, The Storm Peaks; Zim’Torga, Zul’Drak; The Argent Stand, Zul’Drak; Westfall Brigade, Grizzly Hills; Amberpine Lodge, Grizzly Hills

Westguard Keep, Howling Fjord; Fort Wildervar, Howling Fjord; Kamagua, Howling Fjord; Valgarde, Howling Fjord

Tricks and Treats of Northrend: Visit the Candy Buckets in Northrend.

I thought that I had attempted to earn this Achievement before.  Instead, it turned out that this was the first time I’ve ever trick-or-treated in Northrend.  The last time Riglee was going through Northrend, it was in search of Elders, not candy buckets.  As such, Riglee turned out to be the first character I earned the “Tricks and Treats of Northrend” Achievement on.

I’d previously earned the “Sinister Calling” Achievement on a different character.  It looked as though I could not earn it on Riglee.  The Achievement requires a character to obtain a Hallowed Helm and a Sinister Squashling.  Riglee obtained the Hallowed Helm during a previous Hallow’s End event.

However, the game did not give her credit for the Sinister Squashling, even though I had three of them in my Pets tab.  All of those came from years ago when the pet was super easy to obtain.

This year, the candy bucket in Winterguard Keep gave Riglee a Sinister Squashling pet.  I already had three of them, the maximum amount that the game will let players obtain of any battle pet.  What to do?

Sinister Calling: Obtain a Sinister Squashling pet and Hallowed Helm from the Hallow’s End world events.

Sinister Squashling, Hallowed Helm

After thinking about it, I found a way to solve this dilemma.  I located my three Sinister Squashling pets (in the Pet Tab) and dismissed one of them.  Now, I had two Sinister Squashlings, and one in my bag.  The game now saw that I only had two of these pets, so it let me click on and obtain the one that was in my bag.  This triggered the Achievement on Riglee.

Here are the other Hallow’s End Achievements that Riglee has Previously Completed:

Out With It: Eat so many Tricky Treats that you get an upset tummy.  (I completed this Achievement on November 1, 2014).

That Sparkling Smile: Show off your sparkling smile by using a Tooth Pick.  (I completed this Achievement on October 27, 2014).

Rotten Hallow: Ruin Hallow’s End for the Horde and foil their attempts to wreck the Alliance celebration by completing the following quests. (I completed this Achievement on October 30, 2010).

Clean Up In Stormwind, Stink Bombs Away!, A Time to Gain, A Time to Lose

Check Your Head: Use Weighted Jack-o’-Lanterns to put pumpkin heads on each of the races listed below. (I completed this Achievement on October 20, 2010).

Dwarf, Human, Troll, Gnome, Night Elf, Blood Elf, Orc, Worgen, Dranei, Tauren, Goblin

Trick or Treat!: Receive a handful of treats from one of the Candy Buckets located in an inn. (I completed this Achievement on October 18, 2010).

The Masquerade: Get transformed by the Hallowed Wands listed below.  (I completed this Achievement on October 30, 2010).  A friend helped me to complete this one.

Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Wisp, Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Ghost, Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Leper Gnome, Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Pirate, Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Pirate, Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Ninja, Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Skeleton, Transformed by Hallowed Wand – Bat

The Savior of Hallow’s End: Complete one of the quests to save a village from the Headless Horseman.  (I completed this Achievement on October 19, 2010).  In my experience, the easiest place to complete this Achievement is in Goldshire because there tends to be a lot of players there who help save the town.

The Mask Task: Obtain a Mask during Hallow’s End.  (I completed this Achievement on October 21, 2010).

Here are some of the costumes that I thought were fun to play with:

Slime – such a happy face!

This year, players were not prevented from using a mount, or a gryphon, if they were in a costume.  If you have been transformed into a ghost, the mount you ride becomes ghost-like (and so do the gryphons).

The Wight makes stomping noises as you walk around.

There was more than one version of the Ghoul costume.

These remind me of the Zombie Infestation event from 2008.

The Nerubian costume was my favorite one this year.  I like spiders, and thought this one had a cute little face.  Use your hearthstone while wearing this costume and watch the Nerubian’s arms flail around.  It cracked me up!

This is what a Nerubian costume looks like if you walk it through a stink bomb area.  It glows!

The Gargoyle costume is huge!  You can’t fly too well with it though.  Instead, you sort of hover while flapping.

Here is a side view of the Gargoyle costume.  It is detailed and nicely done.

The skeleton costume is also one of my favorites.

I got to be a giant spider!  This only happened once.  It was fun while it lasted.

I took some Halloween Screenshots just for fun:

Outside Netherguard Keep, wearing a Pirate Gnome costume.

This screenshot is from one of my many attempts to save Goldshire from the fires caused by the Headless Horseman.  It was me, a Death Knight Gnome with pink pigtails, and two other gnomes, each of whom also had pink pigtails.  We were unsuccessful.  It takes more than three Gnomes to save Goldshire.

My favorite “trick” is when I get turned into mini-Diablo.  He’s super cute and runs so fast it makes me giggle.

If you look around, you can find some interesting Halloween decorations set up in random places.

The giant owls are wearing witch’s hats.

Someone’s been hanging out at this inn for far too long!

HUGE skeletons at entryway!

Riglee rides away on a flying broom, while wearing a female Troll mask.

My good friend, Medros, tried to help me get to some of the Cataclysm candy buckets.  This turned out to be a more difficult adventure than we’d realized – but it was SO MUCH FUN.

One problem is that Riglee is only level 72, and cannot access the higher level zones that were added with the Cataclysm expansion by herself.  The other problem was that we encountered phased versions of many of the locations I needed to get to – and couldn’t actually see each other anymore.

Medros has turned into an Obsidian Nightwing mount, which was a Refer A Friend mount.  It lets the player bring along one other player with them.

We successfully got me to the Candy Bucket at Firebeard’s Patrol.  It was a challenge.  The area was phased, so we couldn’t go in together.  Then, the server dropped me completely out of the game.  When I got back in, it put me right next to the Gryphon Master in this town, and I was able to run over to the Inn and get the Candy Bucket.

 

Victor’s Point was also phased, so we were each seeing different things here.  We were successful at getting me to the Candy Bucket.  The tricky part was reuniting outside of the phased town without being able to see each other.

We could see the pink dot on the map that indicated where the other player was.  But, that didn’t show us what else was surrounding that player.  So, I dashed out of town towards where Medros was out (outside of the phasing).

He was in the clear – as far as what the game was showing him – but my game showed me a big dragon that immediately started attacking me.  I ran back into the town, waited to get out of combat, and tried again.  Things worked better on the second try, and I didn’t die.

Thundarmar was the easiest one of the candy buckets we visited.  There was no phasing in this town!

 

I didn’t know it at the time, but this screenshot was “the point of no return”.  I was supposed to jump off this mountain and use a Goblin Glider that Medros gave me.  The hope was that I could use it to glide into the town that was below the mountain.

Instead, I screwed up the timing, and fell to my death.  We were phased, again, and I fell onto some random part of the cliff.  There was nothing to do but click the button and end up in the graveyard.  The game put me at Astranaar, and there was no way to get back to my corpse. We decided that this was (yet another) sign that I was too little to trick-or-treat in the Cataclysm areas.  Even so, it was an incredibly fun adventure and well worth the try.

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