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Halloween 2019 Brainstorming

Postby Jezebelle » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:14 am

The Anniversary events are over-ish?... or at least ending, so it's time to start thinking of Halloween! We didn't get very much new loot this year, but there was some, in both games, so let's assume someone will take a few minutes out of their new projects to keep making a little something to keep us playing AO and SWL. Last Halloween, AO got a new bikini and a few different colors of morph suits and a timed world boss Great Pumpkin encounter, but that's hard to get loot from and the Abandoned Facility is hard to get lowbies to and the herds of Uncle Pumpkinheads are way overloaded on the loot tables, so if anyone has any cool new ideas for a dungeon, encounter, mob, or some other way to distribute new loot, that might help. And of course new stuff to get there.

As for Secret World Legends, we don't have the Spooky Stories of Solomon Island back yet, so hopefully that will come to SWL, and maybe something that requires ritual summoning like Hel and the Gatekeeper. Probably. If you'd prefer they change that up and try a new strategy for that part, go ahead and suggest one. Also, there will probably be new social stuff dropping for daily logins and caches, so suggest what you want to see there. Judging by the last few, that will probably be mostly repeats, but there could be something new.

As usual, I'll be gathering the suggestions in this thread, and after a couple weeks of collecting ideas, GSP Crew and Dancers will vote to pick our top 20 favorites and I'll write those up in more detail, with reference images where necessary, then send them all in for FC's idea pool. I'll also post them to the official AO and SWL forums, but I'm officially collecting the suggestions here in the GSP forums because it'll just be easier to compile the list if i don't have to worry about editing limits and post size and such. I'll try to keep up with collecting any posts from there, as well as FB and Twitter, to add to this list as we go.


Jul 12 - Jul 28 Aug 4: Two Three weeks of collecting suggestions at parties and here in this thread.

Jul 29 Aug 4 - Aug 11: One week for GSP DJs, Dancers, and Staff vote on their favorite ideas.

Aug 4 11 - Aug 18: One week for me to sort out and write up the favorite ideas with detailed descriptions and reference images.

Aug 12 19 - Oct 10: Hopefully, FC will be designing all the new goodies some time in August and building, implementing, and testing in September, in whatever spare time falls out while they're waiting for the new project to compile or whatever.

Oct 11-30: Events start. AO used to start late, just before Halloween, and run through most of November, but SWL starts early and runs through October, and for some reason they like to overlap them more than that. They can start AO's events without a patch, so they could patch any time in October and set a timer to start the event, but they go for the overlap anyway. They'll both start some time in October, probably the 2nd and 3rd weeks, but we won't know for sure until it happens.

Oct 31: Halloween

Now this is a brainstorming thread, so we want lots of ideas to choose from. GSP will be picking favorites for me to write up in detail, but I'll be sending in the whole list, even if some of them are just vague single phrases, because something that didn't strike a chord with us might turn out to give FC a good idea anyway.

Some guidelines for suggestions:

1) Be specific enough that everyone will have roughly the same idea what you mean.

2) Don't infringe on anyone else's Intellectual Property. Ideas inspired by some other game, movie, tv show, or whatever, are fine, as long as they're just oblique references. Using quotes, images, or names that belong to someone else isn't going to happen. The dance emotes in TSW are a good example. They're all recognizable, but not exactly identical to the famous choreography, and they're named something similar, not the actual song title. Except Gangnam Style. Maybe FC legal isn't worried about using that spelling when the game doesn't even know how to spell in Korean?

3) Keep it within the games' ratings, whatever they are in your region. You've all seen the bikinis, thongs, alien toys, and Dragon tantric footrubs, so you know there's still a lot of room to be sexy without getting too explicit.

4) Original new ideas are preferred, but if we still haven't gotten your favorite idea from some previous year, go ahead and suggest it again. Here are links to the previous lists if you want to look something up or just get some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.

Halloween 2018 Brainstorming

Halloween 2017 Brainstorming

Halloween 2016 Brainstorming

Halloween 2015 Brainstorming

Halloween 2014 Brainstorming

Halloween 2013 Brainstorming (thread MIA?)

Halloween 2012 Brainstorming (thread MIA?)

Halloween 2011 Brainstorming

Halloween 2010 Brainstorming
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Re: Halloween 2019 Brainstorming

Postby Jezebelle » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:23 am

1 (AO) whip that can be equipped off-hand with a pistol, just for looks

2 (SW) blood magic book that heals proportional to the damage dealt

3 (both) nose bridge shades like Morpheus wears
– optionally with googly eyes, or bloodshot wide eyes, painted on

4 (both) "Miss Pumpkinhead" outfit consisting of black ink spilled down the front, compatible with a pumpkin hat
- see Imaginative Image Studios on FaceBook for a series of photos of this idea offered as suggestion

5 (both) sugar skulls that summon appeased ghosts
- and sugar panties that summon satisfied pervy ghosts? Some Atrox facial expressions are about right.

6 (both) fethers (suggested by Lue the permanently drunk leet in ICC Park)
- feather dusters
- feather fans
- feather bikini
- feather samba / Brazilian festivale costume

7 (AO) The Shade morph cast by the Halloween leets should count as camouflage for the Uturn Forest shades, just like the cyborg camouflage and the scorpiod scent

8 (AO) Trick-or-Treat dungeons
- something easier for lowbies to get new stuff, like in-town dungeon locations with a QL1 Haunted House full of costumed leets and leet pets and a few of the beasties from the abandoned facility and they could be given the new / recent QL1 social stuff each year without having to spend hours combing through already harvested Pumpkinheads
- If there's a way to make it the default dungeon of those in-town doors, we could just go from door to door with our bags
- or if that wouldn't work, how about crashing the leets' sekrit Howleen parteh in the old closed down condemned subway locations in Galway, Athen, and Borealis?

9 (both) Animated sword costume
– a fancy shiny broadsword that makes the rest of you invisible so just the sword remains visible

10 (AO) skull shoulderpads like Cyborgs have

11 (AO) skull backpack
– maybe a minibull skull

12 (AO) masquerade ball / Venetian carnival / domino / lorgnette masks

13 (both) superhero/villain costumes
– Captain Anarchy needs a nemesis and a sidekick at least, maybe a teammate named Online?
– like Shadowlands Tight Armor but less exclusive
– like Metamorphogenetic suits but less monochrome
– like SW aerobics leotards but less neon pastel
- like the Heroic and Champion costumes, but less... old and expensive

14 (AO) breed-specific super (villain? hero? neutral?) costumes, such as:
Atrox - "Mr Mundane"
Opifex - "Ms Unbendable"
Nanomage - "Cerebrex"
Solitus - "Florida Man"

15 (AO) werewolf mask - with just one head

16 (AO) furniture costumes - like the cardboard box hologram you hide in for one lowbie daily mission, but for refrigerators, couches, tables, etc

17 (both) frog costume
- https://images.fun.com/products/22233/1 ... ostume.jpg
- or a salamander or lizard morph, or anything more frog-like?

18 (AO) accessories to turn the Metamorphogenetic suits into sentai suits

19 (both) myrmelk

20 (AO) Social recall beacon adjustable via screwdriver to teleport to the different social destinations city whompahs used to go to

21 (AO) a clown monster that occasionally summons either a Swiftwind-sized Mr. Squeaky or a dozen Mr. Squeaky-sized Swiftwinds

22 (SWL) a deployable decoy item that's just a chair. 75% chance any targeted effect will target the chair instead, just like all social emotes in TSW used to

23 (SWL) a text adventure version of Conan Chop Chop for the text game terminals in Seoul

24 (SWL) normal zombie and filth-infected human glamours

25 (both) lit torches

26 (AO) flaming pitchforks (and bring back the plastic pitchfork)

27 (AO) placeable jack-o-lanterns (preferably with flames inside)

28 (AO) zix in a pumpkin pet

29 (AO) Dead Zix-in-a-box wearable as a cardboard box hat
- or a broken robot zix worn as a hat, like a Half-Life headcrab

30 (AO) new candy item that randomly morphs you into one of the Halloween social pets

31 (both) crime scene tape / police evidence bikinis

32 (both) black thorn/vine applique on mesh fabric bralette
- https://www.etsy.com/listing/712604759/ ... -design-on

33 (AO) skeletal silverhorns

34 (both) hovering eyeball pet

35 (AO) doll-sized mutant decorations, like undead lawn gnomes

36 (SWL) An NPC who started playing The Secret World in 2012 and got so into the alternate reality games that they went out and found the real Kingsmouth and then got locked up in a mental hospital for claiming they were playing a game and the world wasn't real and they keep trying to eat a bee but it hasn't worked yet
- "I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I got stuck in this investigation mission. Literally."

37 (both) medieval costumes, like knights, troubadors, jesters, courtiers, etc.

38 (both) faceless mask
– white porcelain
- matte black with glowing red eyes
- silver and reflective

39 (both) Consecratrix costume / glamour

40 (AO) a silver hand mirror, broken because AO can't reflect
- when repaired, the broken glass is replaced by a black screen and a “low battery” icon
- apply batteries, like a couple of energy bullets or notum chip or something, and it becomes an error message, “device not found”
- attach a personal camera and the error changes to “no temporal signal”
- then if you combine it with something retrieved from the Temple of Three Winds, like the wine maybe, it finally works, but it will only show you what you will look like the next time you die. And you can't see enough around you to avoid it or tell when it will happen.

41 (AO) ghost ship vehicle

42 (SWL) bloody demonic ritual sacrificial dagger, worn between the shoulderblades, or straight through the chest

43 (both) gothic burlesque corsets of black lace and silver, purple, or red velvet

44 (both) pink and gold and black candy skull print Day of the Dead dress

45 (both) broken doll costume, a grey jumper with detached-looking shoulers, ragged looking hems, etc

46 (both) pets and costumes and other assorted merchandise from Mutant Year Zero

47 (both) velociraptor mask

48 (AO) animated armor with glowing flowing lines and such, like something that might remind you of Tron if you haven't seen it in 20 years and aren't a lawyer, like PanOptic Core for AO

49 (AO) A translucent umbrella with LED lighting
- on the handle like Blade Runner, or
- on the ribs, like https://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m ... QJL5HA.jpg
- or maybe it's one of those air umbrellas that someone finally worked all the batteries+rain bugs out of after 27 millennia.

50 (both) red and black harlequin costumes in various levels of skimpy

51 (SWL) bullet bras, or torpedoes, or something along those lines that isn't trademarked

52 (both) assorted underwear worn as a hat

53 (both) giant Carmen Miranda-style fruit hats

54 (AO) leets dressed up as stars of classic rock
- the Leetles: John Leeton, George Leetison, Leeto Starr, Paul McLeetney
- Freddie Merculeet
- Leeton John
- Jimmi Leetrix
- David Bowleet (at least 12 different looks for that one)

55 (AO) a leet in a candy corn outfit so nobody will eat him

56 (AO) Witch leet, ike a gothic Cheerleet with a pointy hat

57 (AO) Engleet Knnnigghit pet with a mild elderberry scent

58 (AO) Duckyboat

59 (AO) tank spanker – like a placard, but instead of the square sign, it's a giant hand on a stick

60 (both) flamenco dresses
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Re: Halloween 2019 Brainstorming

Postby Jezebelle » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:25 am

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Re: Halloween 2019 Brainstorming

Postby Jezebelle » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:44 pm

Due to an unfortunate confluence of technical difficulties and otherwise cancelled shows, we’ve only got 30 ideas on the list and time’s almost up, so I’m extending the ideas collection another week. Since the difficulties appear to be ongoing as of this morning, if there are any more ideas here, please share them here instead of waiting to discuss them at a show.
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Re: Halloween 2019 Brainstorming

Postby Faithy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 pm

Normally I don't really have any ideas that haven't already been mentioned, and maybe this has already been covered, but while playing SWL last night, I was thinking that I would REALLY love to have a costume or morph of the Consecratix monsters from the Savage Coast. They are just so awesome looking! Not a lot of images found online, I'll have to try and get my own screenshots sometime later... but there's a video here: https://youtu.be/u7B9mAseFD0?t=82
And an image here: https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/d31be438-c396-4c1e-ba69-d649ec9dcdc7/dc6fus9-6d7f938b-b1f3-42a0-8421-040afc09ea68.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsIm9iaiI6W1t7InBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcL2QzMWJlNDM4LWMzOTYtNGMxZS1iYTY5LWQ2NDllYzlkY2RjN1wvZGM2ZnVzOS02ZDdmOTM4Yi1iMWYzLTQyYTAtODQyMS0wNDBhZmMwOWVhNjguanBnIn1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmZpbGUuZG93bmxvYWQiXX0.8OFGtDEgRPIJezFBfudLXbIyXgFvxZOIwdvHYVkhyBg
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Re: Halloween 2019 Brainstorming

Postby Jezebelle » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:16 am

I'm well familiar with what Consecratrices look like. I have a pet one. It was one of our first TSW requests. Ashval's first, anyway. And second. And every event until we got them.

In TSW, I would have said no chance, as they'd been handed down a corporate level financial/marketing decision to disallow player nudity to comply with particular ratings laws in certain regions. In SWL... there's that one bug they left in... and they backpedaled on the surgically affixed smiley face pasties... so it's "possible" I guess? I wouldn't bet on it, but it couldn't hurt to ask.
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Re: Halloween 2019 Brainstorming

Postby Gridfan » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:14 am

A translucent umbrella with LED lighting.
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