October? It is October already! I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by; I’m already planning Christmas (I’ve drawn the short straw this year and have about a gazillion relatives all coming to my place). While I’m working out festive activities to keep the hungry hordes happy, a lot of my pirate mates are not looking quite so far ahead.
Halloween is, of course, at the end of October. While Halloween isn’t celebrated the entire world over, I’ve always enjoyed the festivities that happen in game to celebrate that holiday. In my time I’ve been ‘cursed’ and have become a zombie, a skeleton and (my personal favourite) a ghost. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been asked many times what is planned for Halloween in Puzzle Pirates this year. This year, for the first time, I know what is coming! I’d love to tell you all what is planned so I can share how excited I am about it. However, my lips are sealed. All I’m going to say is it is going to be awesome!
I’ve also received quite a few /tells about Cronus and his ongoing tricks. I’m delighted to report that I’m holding my own and wasn’t too traumatized by him renaming Zeus (my familiar) on every ocean to ‘I Luv Cronus’. It would have been better if I had spotted that one immediately rather than a good week after he did it; I would have thought that at least one of you could have told me! I have struck back, I'm just waiting for him to notice what I've done. Perhaps one of you has already spotted it?
Unfortunately, Cronus isn’t the only prankster I have to contend with. Some sneaky person has been leaping aboard all the Oceanmasters’ favourite vessels littering them with Halloween related furniture props – my own 'Watching You' has a huge number of tombstones all over her decks. We haven’t figured out just who the culprit is yet but would love to know! (I'm sure it is Apollo, but Artemis is looking a little too innocent for my liking).
Gaea and Oceanus have also been leaping on the prank bandwagon. To all the fine pirates on Hunter: I am not a robot. Despite what my colleagues are telling you, I am not a new bit of software called OMbot3000. Honest.