Since a few days it is Halloween in the NetSphere. This is may be a bit of an understatement, as with the horribad patches over the past year(s) it has practically been Halloween EVERY.SINGLE.DAY as we looked on in -horror- (/pun) to what
alapenta GameOn was gonna pull from their mad hats next. And to pull something out, they sure did. Something, a shimmer of hope for the future of S4, that wasn’t as bad as expected. It actually was decent. It actually was good. As more and more players get perms from the event the mood keeps on rising — today I already saw the first “best event ever!!11” replies on the forum.
slutty sexy witches, manly monsters and ghostly pets — everything is in place for an unforgettable Halloween.
Read on for this year’s Halloween Special: Proto’s experiences with the patch, scary S4 videos to get you in the mood and a small bonus near the end!
The poster above proudly spans across the S4League server selection screen these days, possibly as some sort of comfort or motivation to make all those players who are trying to enter Free or Free-Event these days but have a hard time (or painful fingers, if you know the Enter + Left-Click trick) realize what they are doing it for. One of said players is me, who was intrigued by the “FREE CANDY” part and reminded of something similar, just as legit. In the end though, I managed to get into the
Farm Mania v2 Free channel. The first thing I noticed was that either:
- The Facebook game “Farmville” has received a sudden, massive popularity boost, to the point where people now spread the habit to other games they play.
- There are a lot of
shady van ownersgenerous strangers giving out free candy these days.
Since there are no DM rooms these days, I went for a TD instead. More specifically, a Tunnel match. In this room I found many people carrying forth the whole Halloween spirit thing, be it by what they wear, having spooky usernames, or by having an invisible/absent guy in the winning screen and — wait, what? Aaahh!! Anyways .. those people I have given a red square. And of course, then there are oddballs who come in wearing a Christmas hat and having not a single damn clue of what is going on. Those I have given a blue square. Report them at sight.
So, this Tunnel match. The score is 3-1 for Alpha when I join the game. They have a high Semi, a Pro and some other Semis. I have a semi, some amateurs and some rookies, until this S4 rank joined. Not a problem. With spamming some CS in the trend of “I want to hear those bones SCATTER! UuuuppeeerrrCUT! /smacks into wall” and rushing in while spraying my .. white stuff .. everywhere .. like a madman I single-handedly managed to reverse the score to 3-4 in our favor, while everyone in the room is baffled and complements me on my skills.(Read: With a few lucky kills, I managed to get a decent score while the Pro-Semi and S4 on my team did all the work. I quietly left the room afterwards.) Oh and, there were some funny moments like this:
Since I now got some candy let’s go to the
fumbi candy shop~ and see what we get. I was never great at mathematics, but this simple formula I can understand:
This was basically my luck with the event so far. As I see my fellow eSpers getting perms left, right, above and below me (wat.) I cannot help but think I got the “Trick” in “Trick or Treat!”. Must be my fate for critisizing S4 in the 9 months this blog has been up, but it’s a choice I willingly took. I am a pessimist, and nothing revels me up more than dragging you all down with me !! Gya-ha-ha!
Anyways, while my laptop is out for repairs, as well as answering the cops asking me about a gunfight incident, let’s get back into the Halloween mood. Recommended to watch these videos on a cold, lonely night.
S4 Halloween Movies – Scary Stuff
Bonus: Halloween Giveaway [Finished]
Since it is Halloween and all let’s have a small giveaway to celebrate. (Small, since I am a poor student — better known as ‘Studebt’, and I’d need Paypal donations to give away more). How it works?
Leave a comment on this entry with your IGN & whether you want the Pumpkin or the Skull Imp pet. The first 8 replies containing this info will receive 3x Pet Capsules of the Halloween Pet of their choice.
A Smartpack pet, a +0 permanent, a skill or a piece of accessoires — what will it be?
Until the next time,