View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently 23 Jul 2019 14:17

Forum rules


- Use common sense and be respectful towards each other at all times, even when disagreeing.
- Do not reveal sensitive game information. Guild secrets, player seconds are examples of things not allowed.



Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
13th All Hallows Eve Scavenger Hunt 
Author Message
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 04 Mar 2010 04:36
Posts: 2759
Code:
   __________  _____________________  ___________________________
 / _\       |_/                     \|   .                       \
( (  )      |/                                                    )
 \ \/_____-__________.______|\___________________________________/
  )                                                             |
 (                                                              |
 |                       Welcome to the                         |
 |         13th Genesis All Hallows Eve Scavenger Hunt          |
 |                                                              |
 |                              //                              |
 |                    _.-"""""'//-'""""-._                      |
 |                  .', ,  , , : : ` ` `  `.                    |
 |                 / , , \'-._ : :_.-'/ ` ` \                   |
 |                / , ,  :\(_)\  /(_)/ : ` ` \                  |
 |               | , ,  ,  \__//\\__/ . . ` ` |                 |
 |               | . .:_  : : '--`: : . _: ; :|                 |
 |               | : : \\_  _' : _: :__// , , |                 |
 |                \ ` ` \ \/ \/\/ \_/  / , , /                  |
 |                 \ ` ` \_/\_/\_/\_/\/ , , /                   |
 |                  `._ ` . :  :  :  , , _.'                    |
 |                     `-..............-'                       |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                         WHEN IS IT?                          |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  The scavenger hunt lasts eight days, starting on Sunday     |
 |  October 28 00:00:01 GT (Game Time) and ends at 23:59:59     |
 |  GT on Sunday November 4.                                    |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                  WHAT IS A SCAVENGER HUNT?                   |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  At the start of the event all participants receive a list   |
 |  containing clues for 100 different items that can be found  |
 |  somewhere in the realms. The goal is to locate as many      |
 |  different items as possible and place them in the pumpkins  |
 |  found at most major common boards, as well as inside the    |
 |  giant skull in Sparkle.                                     |
 |                                                              |
 |  For example, a hint might read:                             |
 |                                                              |
 |  "A Solamnian blade in the wrong hands."                     |
 |                                                              |
 |  You think this hint might refer to the Solamnian broad-     |
 |  sword held by Kernan in Flotsam, so you convince Kernan     |
 |  to surrender the sword, and once you have it, you put it    |
 |  in the pumpkin and move on to the next clue.                |
 |                                                              |
 |  The list of clues is be posted at the start of the event    |
 |  and can be found at the pumpkins, or simply by using the    |
 |  command <help scavenger_list>. This text can be found       |
 |  using the command <help scavenger_event>.                   |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                       THE COMPETITION                        |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  In this year's Scavenger Hunt you can either work alone     |
 |  or in a team of two, but regardless if you work alone or    |
 |  in a team you will be part of the same competiton.          |
 |                                                              |
 |  The team, or invididual, that has found the most unique     |
 |  items when the event ends wins.                             |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                       THE GIANT SKULL                        |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  A giant skull has appeared in Sparkle for the duration      |
 |  of the event. There is a pumpkin inside the skull where     |
 |  you can submit items, and this room also contains powerful  |
 |  magic wards against theft, so if you're the paranoid type   |
 |  you may want to submit your items here.                     |
 |                                                              |
 |  Also, a ghost has, somewhat unwillingly, been hired to      |
 |  keep track of scores. Her memory is not the best but if     |
 |  you ask her, she will share what she can remember.          |
 |                                                              |
 |  Finally, it's possible to shake the hand inside the skull   |
 |  to be teleported to the museum costume shop. So, don't      |
 |  forget to dress up! It's customary. And fun!                |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================| 
 |                         THE REWARDS                          |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  - Everyone who find themselves in the top 10 when the       |
 |    event ends will receive rewards in the form of both       |
 |    Quest Experience and General Experience. The amount       |
 |    will depend on their position.                            |
 |                                                              |
 |  - Quest Experience will also be awarded to everyone who     |
 |    finds at least 20 items. If you find 40 you get a         |
 |    bigger reward, and the reward then increases again at     |
 |    60, 80 and 100 items found. So, even if you feel you      |
 |    have no chance to reach the top 10 it's still worth it    |
 |    to continue the hunt.                                     |
 |                                                              |
 |  - Members of the top 3 teams also get to select ONE of      |
 |    these three items:                                        |
 |                                                              |
 |    A creepy translucent body-armour. (covers body only)      |
 |    A weird pumpkin shield.                                   |
 |    A spooky bone sword/spear/axe/dagger. (one-handed)        |
 |                                                              |
 |    These items will be yours for 30 days, can never break,   |
 |    and will be as good, or better, as any existing piece     |
 |    of equipment of the same type.                            |
 |                                                              |
 |    In addition it will be imbued with any imbue of your      |
 |    choice. Winners get an intense imbuement, runner-ups      |
 |    get a pronounced imbuement, and those in third place      |
 |    will receive a faint imbuement.                           |
 |                                                              |
 |  - The members of the winning team will receive a special    |
 |    title lasting for 1 year.                                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  Please note that if you win as a team both of you get the   |
 |  same amount of experience as an individual winner would     |
 |  get, and you also get one item each. So, there is no        |
 |  downside to teaming up.                                     |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS                  |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  Returning participants may find that some things are        |
 |  different this year compared to previous events. Here       |
 |  are the most notable changes:                               |
 |                                                              |
 |  1. The list of items contain clues, not item descriptions.  |
 |                                                              |
 |  2. There are NO random items generated for this event.      |
 |     All hints refer to items that are already existing       |
 |     somewhere in the realms.                                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  3. Teams consist of 2 people, not 2-4 as before.            |
 |                                                              |
 |  4. It's just one big competition. Not one competition       |
 |     for teams and another for individuals.                   |
 |                                                              |
 |  5. When calculating scores, only the total number of unique |
 |     items found is counted - not averages. So, there is no   |
 |     need for both members of a team to submit the same       |
 |     item.                                                    |
 |                                                              |
 |  6. Team sign-ups end 48 hours before the event ends.        |
 |                                                              |
 |  7. The ghost inside the giant skull will give you an        |
 |     idea of the standings throughout the event.              |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                   ADDITIONAL NFORMATION                      |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  All items are possible to find and no items are located     |
 |  inside guilds. However, all participants may not be able    |
 |  to find all items on their own due to mortal level, align,  |
 |  racial restrictions, and similar, so trading/scheming/      |
 |  stealing/bribing, etc is encouraged.                        |
 |                                                              |
 |  Teams are to register at the pumpkins in the common board   |
 |  rooms or inside the giant skull. This may be done at any    |
 |  time during the hunt, except during the last 48 hours.      |
 |  Please note that when you have joined a team, it is not     |
 |  possible to leave the team to switch to another team.       |
 |                                                              |
 |  As long as you have not joined a team, you are considered   |
 |  to be an individual hunter. If/when you join a team your    |
 |  scores are merged with your teammate's.                     |
 |                                                              |
 |  Only one of each item will count. Submitting more than one  |
 |  specimen will not increase any score. This is true for      |
 |  teams as well, so both members do not need to submit the    |
 |  same item.                                                  |
 |                                                              |
 |  It's not enough to simply find the correct item. All items  |
 |  must be brought to the pumpkin receptacles at the common    |
 |  boards or at the giant skull in Sparkle to count.           |
 |                                                              |
 |  For positions 4-10 any participants who end up with the     |
 |  same number of items will remain tied in the final          |
 |  scoring, however to determine places 1-3 the rarity of      |
 |  the items found will be used as tie breaker. Rarity is      |
 |  determined by how many particpants have found a specific    |
 |  item. If it is still tied, a Genesis trivia question will   |
 |  be used to break the tie once and for all.                  |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                      IMPORTANT RULES                         |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  Asking wizards for hints is strictly forbidden. Players     |
 |  caught trying to do this, in-realms or elsewhere, will      |
 |  be sternly warned, and if caught again, disqualified.       |
 |  It is of course perfectly fine to discuss anything event-   |
 |  related with non-wizards anywhere you want.                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  Please make sure to read the section about multiple         |
 |  logins and character separation in <help rules>. It may     |
 |  be tempting to break these rules in order to find           |
 |  some items, but doing so will result in disqualification    |
 |  from this event, a ban from future events, and a trip       |
 |  to the AoP office for breaking game rules. During the       |
 |  event even indirectly doing something to benefit one        |
 |  of your other characters will be viewed as breaking the     |
 |  rules, and we will be extra vigilant when it comes to       |
 |  this during the event, so, don't do it.                     |
 |                                                              |
 |==============================================================|
 |                                                              |
 |  DISCLAIMER:                                                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  On a donut as large as Genesis, it may occasionally         |
 |  happen that an item is not accepted even though you are     |
 |  certain it is the correct item based on the clue.           |
 |  If that happens, you need to find another similar item      |
 |  somewhere else in the realms. For example: You are          |
 |  certain the clue is referring to a blue flag, but the blue  |
 |  flag you turned in is not accepted, meaning there is        |
 |  another blue flag somewhere in the realms that you must     |
 |  find.                                                       |
 |                                                              |
 |  Should you run into any issues, or if you are uncertain     |
 |  about something, pleae <mail aoe> from any post office.     |
 |                                                              |
 |  Cherek, Shanoga and Varian wishes you all Happy Hunting!    |
 |                                                              |
  \                                                             |
   \                                                             \
    ) _____________ ._____________________________________________)
   / /\     .      \|                           .                 \
  ( (_))                     .          .                   .      )
   \__/_______--_______-__________________________--_________-____/



28 Oct 2018 00:00
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 04 Mar 2010 04:36
Posts: 2759
I forgot to att "club" as a viable choice for the event rewards. But obviously all weapon types should be represented, and I have updated the common board post and <help scavenger_event> to reflect this.


28 Oct 2018 16:15
Profile
Myth

Joined: 06 Mar 2012 00:14
Posts: 1754
So racist not allowing 2 handed weapons so ogres can use em :P


28 Oct 2018 21:33
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 03 Mar 2010 20:51
Posts: 2281
Location: Some old coffin
I will be sure to put all the weapons on the Ogre exception list so an ogre could use them. :-)

G.

_________________
Mmmmmm ... pie ...


29 Oct 2018 01:31
Profile
Apprentice

Joined: 04 Aug 2018 17:32
Posts: 25
How about some boots that aids unarmed damage as well? For us that don't rely on weapons.


29 Oct 2018 16:07
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 04 Mar 2010 04:36
Posts: 2759
Daerin wrote:
How about some boots that aids unarmed damage as well? For us that don't rely on weapons.


The choice between a weapon, a shield and a body-armour is good I think. I get that not all guilds / players will like all choices, since some of them won't fit their needs, but I am quite sure at least one of them will suit everyone. I think an awesome super lightweight shield with an intense imbue sounds like a great thing for the Dragon Order? Or the body-armour of course.

And, if I make boots that aid unarmed combat in some way, I bet others would also like custom solutions to fit their guild. Like perhaps a staff for SoHMs, a hoopak for kenders, a great fling-knife for SUs (the current dagger reward can't be dropped), a two-handed weapon for those who don't like one to use one-hands, and so on. I think it's best to keep the rewards as general as possible, especially since that was what was promised when the event started. Ogres are a special case since without a small tweak they can't choose _any_ of the rewards, which I am pretty sure all other guilds can.

Now, a custom-tailored reward might be a pretty cool idea for future events? Maybe you get to go through some options sequence to "design" a piece of personal equipment with various effects to choose from? Skill boosts, magical effects, damage effects (including unarmed), fun effects, etc. Might be cool?


31 Oct 2018 12:53
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 6 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software.