Post:Hollow Eve 2015 - Toy - 11/02/2015 - 23:44
|Hollow Eve 2015 - Toy · on 11/02/2015 11:44 PM CST||4204|
| Greetings, fest-goers!
I'm happy to announce that this year's upgrading toy for Hollow Eve is ready for release. It released to Platinum earlier this evening, and thus far nothing has exploded!
I do want to stress that this year's toy is just that -- a very verby piece of fluff that eventually upgrades into atmospherics. It does NOT have any kind of mechanical feature like the APPRAISE FOCUS clockwork shark last year. Mechanics are more the domain of the yearly gift, not the toy. That's not to say we won't have future toys with buffs or other benefits to them, but it shouldn't be expected.
So! What is this year's toy? Kittens! Firstly, huge thanks to GemStone for allowing us to port these over. They were originally used for the 2004 Dhu Gillywack event in GemStone, as I understand it, and Solomon pointed us at them during Simucon this year. They're very involved!
Intrigued? Ready to claim yours? There's an elderly Human woman in the sternum of the baby spider. She requests a small act of kindness, and in return, she'll allow you to pick one. Once you return the item to her, you have 5 minutes to choose, so you may want to be sure she has one you want or bring extra items to turn in.
Please note that she randomly rotates her box of kittens. 15 are generated at a time, and they can change as often as every 3 minutes (though likely much longer). If someone claims one, it's removed from her pool of current options (but could be back in a future swap).
Be VERY sure of the kitten you pick, as you won't be able to choose another! It may be worth waiting a bit to see the potential combinations. There are 42 potential articles (a tubby, a speckled, a one-eyed, etc), and there are 50 potential adjectives (apricot tabby, blue point, grey and white, etc). Keep in mind that alterers will be willing to work with them, too, and they ARE alteration scroll friendly after the event.
For those curious as to what these evolve into at the tier 3 level, we're setting up some of the greeters with fully unlocked versions to show off. It may take a bit for all of them to acquire one, but keep an eye out!
Remember that EVERY character you take to Hollow Eve can get one, and outside of auctions or other very rare and special occasions, these will NOT be available elsewhere ever again! To get a fully unlocked one, you'll need to attend Hollow Eve this year, 2016 and 2017; or consider Simucoin upgrades (if we offer them) in 2016-2017.
Also note that this is SEPARATE from last year's clockwork shark. If this is your first visit, you can get BOTH. If you got the shark last year, you can still upgrade it this year AND get the kitten. One does not affect the other in any way.
These are now live in Prime and Platinum, TF's will be live when the fest opens. Happy hunting!
Please post questions in the Hollow Eve Festival area of the Events and Happenings forums. Thanks!
|This message was originally posted in Events and Happenings in DragonRealms' Elanthia \ Hollow Eve Festival, by DR-ZADRAES on the play.net forums.|