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The first ever Golden Egg Event 
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 |                 Welcome to the first ever                    |
 |                      Golden Egg Event                        |
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 |                         WHEN IS IT?                          |
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 |  The Golden Egg event lasts starts on Friday April 19        |
 |  20:00 GT (Game Time).                                       |
 |                                                              |
 |  The event ends exactly 24 hours after the first player has  |
 |  transformed their egg into a golden egg (see below). So,    |
 |  depending on the skill of the participants the event could  |
 |  finish quickly, or take a fairly long time.                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  However, should no player manage to finish the event        |
 |  within two weeks, the event will end on Friday May 3        |
 |  20:00 GT.                                                   |
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 |                      HOW DOES IT WORK?                       |
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 |  Everyone who wish to participate in the event must visit    |
 |  Beatrice in Sparkle. Who? You can't miss her, she's the     |
 |  only talking hen around. If you give her a squeeze she      |
 |  will give you a common white egg. Your goal is to           |
 |  transform this egg to a golden egg. The first participant   |
 |  who manages to do that wins, but as mentioned above, the    |
 |  event will last for another 24 hours after that, so anyone  |
 |  else who manages to turn their egg into a golden egg will   |
 |  also be greatly rewarded.                                   |
 |                                                              |
 |  But how do you turn your common egg into a golden egg?      |
 |                                                              |
 |  Easy. Your egg will contain riddles, and for each riddle    |
 |  solved your egg will level up, and change material. The     |
 |  egg starts on level 1, and to turn it into a golden egg     |
 |  you need to reach level 15.                                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  Each riddle refers to a specific location somewhere in      |
 |  Genesis. When you think you know the answer to one of the   |
 |  riddles on your egg, you simply go to that location and     |
 |  shake the egg. If it's correct, your egg will level up,     |
 |  but if it's incorrect you won't be able to shake it         |
 |  again for another 30 minutes.                               |
 |                                                              |
 |  Your egg will always show three different riddles, and      |
 |  when you solve a riddle it will be replaced with a new      |
 |  one, until there are no riddles left to solve.              |
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 |                         THE REWARDS                          |
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 |                                                              |
 |  - The first person who turns their egg into a golden egg    |
 |    will receive a fancy title and also a golden eggpack.     |
 |    A what? An eggpack! A gnomish egg-shaped backpack that    |
 |    turns anything you put in it almost weightless. How       |
 |    cool is that?                                             |
 |                                                              |
 |    The title will last for 1 year, and the eggpack for 30    |
 |    days.                                                     |
 |                                                              |
 |  - Should more than one person turn their egg into a         |
 |    golden egg, the first and second runner ups will also     |
 |    receive an eggpack (but no title).                        |
 |                                                              |
 |  - Everyone who turns their egg into a golden egg will       |
 |    also receive a substantial amount of quest experience.    |
 |    However, the MORE people who turn their eggs golden,      |
 |    the LESS experience will be rewarded per person.          |
 |                                                              |
 |    This means that you can work together and trade           |
 |    information as much as you want, but doing so comes       |
 |    with the risk of receiving a smaller reward in the end.   |
 |                                                              |
 |  - An additional amount of quest experience will also be     |
 |    awarded to everyone who reaches egg level 5 and egg       |
 |    level 10. So, even if you don't think you can win,        |
 |    there is still quest experience to work for.              |
 |                                                              |
 |  IMPORTANT:                                                  |
 |                                                              |
 |  As noted above, should no player manage to finish the       |
 |  event within two weeks, the event will end on Friday        |
 |  May 3 20:00 GT. If that happens, the participant(s) with    |
 |  the highest egg level at that time will be considered       |
 |  winner(s) and will receive a quest experience reward,       |
 |  but this reward will be fairly small and more of a          |
 |  consolation prize then anything else. Also, there will      |
 |  be no title, no eggpack and no glory for the consolation    |
 |  winners.                                                    |
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 |                    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                    |
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 |                                                              |
 |  You will only be able to see your own egg level, but to     |
 |  give you an idea about how you are doing in the event you   |
 |  can ask Beatrice about <eggs> in order to learn how         |
 |  many eggs she has given out and their current level.        |
 |                                                              |
 |  It is possible for everyone, regardless of race or align,   |
 |  to reach all locations.                                     |
 |                                                              |
 |  There are 14 riddles in total and all participants will     |
 |  get the same riddles to solve, however, the riddles will    |
 |  be presented in a random order on each egg.                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  You can only solve riddles that are visible on your egg.    |
 |  Even if you know the answer to a riddle you have seen on    |
 |  someone else's egg, you must wait until it shows up on      |
 |  YOUR egg until you can solve it. Shaking your egg in the    |
 |  correct location for a riddle that is NOT visible on your   |
 |  egg will not work.                                          |
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 |                      IMPORTANT RULES                         |
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 |  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.                 |
 |                                                              |
 |  You can compete with more than one character, but please    |
 |  make sure to read the section about multiple logins and     |
 |  character separation in <help rules>, so you don't          |
 |  accidentally break a game rule.                             |
 |                                                              |
 |  Any type of cheating or attempt to cheat will lead to       |
 |  disqualification from this event, a ban from future events, |
 |  and most likely a trip to the AoP office, depending on if   |
 |  you also broke a game rule when trying to cheat.            |
 |                                                              |
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 |                                                              |
 |  Since this is a brand new event that has never been run     |
 |  before we would appreciate if you report any bugs,          |
 |  typos or other issues as quickly as possible. To do so,     |
 |  please <mail aoe> from any post office and describe the     |
 |  issue in as much detail as possible.                        |
 |                                                              |
 |  Should you have any questions regarding the event you       |
 |  are of course also welcome to contact us.                   |
 |                                                              |
 |  This event was designed by Cherek and Varian, and thanks    |
 |  also go out to Shanoga for his work as a guinea pig.        |
 |                                                              |
 |  Good cluck everyone!                                        |
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10 Apr 2019 18:29
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Looks soo cool !
Hope it will be bugless and as enjoyable as it looks from description.
Great work !

Is that only me who thinks that there should be 30+ locations total and only random 14 added to each egg ?


11 Apr 2019 10:07
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morgzaash wrote:
Looks soo cool !
Hope it will be bugless and as enjoyable as it looks from description.
Great work !

Is that only me who thinks that there should be 30+ locations total and only random 14 added to each egg ?


I hope it will be bugless too!:)

We decided that everyone should get the same riddles and locations for fairness, so luck isn't a factor. We'll see how it plays out and evaluate as always.


11 Apr 2019 10:22
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Cherek, this is a great idea! A real breakthrough, a new formula for the events. Scripters can't take advantage anymore. I love it, though I probably won't participate due to qexp cap.

I'd imagine people who want to win this, are running throughout the realms with brief discriptions off and logging each room ;)

Btw. how is your board game project coming along?


12 Apr 2019 14:54
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Rincon wrote:
Cherek, this is a great idea! A real breakthrough, a new formula for the events. Scripters can't take advantage anymore. I love it, though I probably won't participate due to qexp cap.

I'd imagine people who want to win this, are running throughout the realms with brief discriptions off and logging each room ;)

Btw. how is your board game project coming along?


Thanks! Yes, that is the plan with the new events, try to make them less scriptable and more interactive. Hopefully it gives more people a chance to win.

Yes, some people might try the "brute force" strategy, but this is something we have been aware of when designing the event, so I don't think that will be overly helpful.

And you can still participate for the glory, the eggpack and the title!

As for our board game projects, it's going well, thanks for asking, but probably not a topic for this forum thread. :)


12 Apr 2019 18:23
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