Friday, October 19, 2007
I couldn't wait to go kill the Headless Horseman, after I saw his loot a couple of weeks ago. Unlike Brewfest and most of the seasonal events, this one will give you a pretty good chance to get some great heroic-quality epic rings, plus flying brooms which are way more cool than the Brewfest Ram!
How can you deny my warlock of that broom? In the words of Uther: have I somehow wrong you in life? (something like that at least). Ok, on a serious note, although the broom's description ingame says "only good for one ride", you can mount more than once. But still, the broom only lasts for 14 days, meaning it won't be permanent like the ram. Why can't locks get a broom class mount - we could also use it to clean the pile of bodies we leave behind.
The Headless Horseman, once a knight of the Silver Hand and hero among his fellow paladins, is cursed. Driven insane within the Scarlet Monastery, he believes that he is alive and we are dead. Now, his fervor no longer serves the Light. With the coming of Hallow's End, he spreads gloom and fire across the villages of Azeroth.The Headless Horseman is a boss in Scarlet Monastery - Graveyard wing. He can be summoned by interacting with the pumpkin shrine in Forlorn Cloister. The fight is very easy, you can check Wowwiki for details (sounds more complicated there than it is). The quest you receive counts towards you daily quest limit, so make sure you can take it. Only one person in the group needs to start the summon, and only that person will have the quest count and he won't be able to resummon him till daily quest reset. However, other 4 people in your group can also summon the boss - simply reset the instance. Therefore, you can kill him 5 times a day, which gives more than enough chances to get those rings. If you find another group who can also summon him, you can even kill him more.
I haven't had a chance to check if the items he drops can be disenchanted or not, but my guess is no - too bad.
Other than The Headless Horseman, there ain't much to do, except put out some fires near Brill, Goldshire and similar 'starting' towns, and trick or treat the innkeepers each hour - another easy way to get free food, and some cool disguises. Pumpkin-headed tauren is one of the funniest things I've seen in this game.
You can read more about Hallow's End here.
> Hallow's End: things you should know