The Deadly Apocalypse is upon us!

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The Deadly Apocalypse is upon us!

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For the few of us still playing, the Deadly Apocalypse is upon us!
Brace yourself for the new apocalypse as our annual Halloween Event returns to City of Heroes®! Legions of Zombies, Werewolves, Jack-o-Lanterns, and other foul denizens are preparing to descend upon Paragon City™ and the Rogue Isles™. This year they’re bringing even more powerful allies! The new apocalypse is deadlier than ever as mysterious monstrosities are joining forces with the Eidolons, Shivans, and others. Paragon City and the Rogue Isles could be in terrible peril, and only the greatest Heroes and Villains can turn back the tide.

* Starts: Tuesday, 20th October 2009 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific and British Time (9H59 Central EuropeanTime / 11:59 a.m. Eastern Time)
* Ends: Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific and British Time (00H59 Central European Time / 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time).

Deadly Apocalypse

As if our Heroes and Villains didn’t have enough foul-smelling fiends with rotting flesh to deal with during a zombie apocalypse, this year Heroes and Villains have to come up with new strategies to tackle a new terror. When Haunted Sigils appear, destroy them quickly and prepare for wave after wave of relentless foes. Only after all the foes have been defeated will you be rewarded with a ghoulish surprise. It’s a trick and treat!

Badges, Temporary Costumes, and Other Rewards

The greater the challenge, the greater the reward! This year our Heroes and Villains receive new trick or treat prizes. Everyone who completes the various stages of the Deadly Apocalypse will receive a badge, and all of last year’s goodies will be back for players who missed them.

Be sure to visit Ravenwing Cabbal’s Annah in Croatoa or Granny Beldam in Nerva Archipelago to learn more about the 2009 Halloween Event activities.

But before you launch yourself into the action, there are a couple of things we need to make you aware of:

* You should enable the Events Channel on your Chat channel Tab to see in which zone the Deadly Apocalypse (announced as ’Supernatural activity detected in Zone X’) or the Zombie Invasion is occurring.
* If the Halloween Event kicks off in a Zone that has multiple instances, it is only occurring in ONE zone (for example, if there are two instances of Atlas Park, check both Atlas Park and Atlas Park 2).
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I really need to jump back in sometime... I keep paying for my account. Might as well use it.

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Looks like the excuse I needed to bust out some old characters.

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The sigils look cool and from what I can tell there are four different kinds that can appear. I haven't had time to participate in a zone event yet but instead of being zone wide you'll see a red dot indicating a sigil has appeared.
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Got my chance to do one of these last night. Team leader was smart to split the team by sending two members to each sigil. We were able to get all the badges in one shot this way.

Four sigils spawn around the zone. After a while they spawn enemies. Defeat the mobs and a Banner will become targetable. Beat that thing to destroy the sigil. Once all four sigils are down a GM will spawn and beating him ends the event.

And as an FYI there are time limits associated there somewhere.

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Oh joy! More zombie invasions....
We have been monitoring player feedback to our new 2009 Halloween Deadly Apocalypse Event. We are preparing a build that will be promoted to the Live Servers next week that will increase the frequency of the Deadly Apocalypse event and resolve some rare cases of map instability when the Event is launching within a zone. Since those changes will be promoted to our Live Servers next week, we are extending the Halloween Event from November 3rd to November 10th. This should allow many of you to obtain many of the Event only badges and enjoy the in-game “Treats”.
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