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    [Dev Diary] Christmas Event 2013

    More information about upcoming event: Christmas 2013! More details can be found below.


    CHRISTMAS EVENT 2013

    Dear Settlers,

    The cold, merry season of the year is coming closer and closer! Have you managed to spot the first signs of the upcoming winter?
    All your Settlers have started to prepare for the special Christmas event! The summary of the event is available below.


    The Christmas 2013 event will start after the maintenance on 12th of December 2013.
    The whole event will be turned off on 09th of January 2014.

    Several graphics will be modified to fit the Christmas mood, for example the logo and the loading screen.


    During the Christmas event, all players will have a possibility to gather a special event resource: Presents.


    Presents (Event resource)
    Presents are displayed in the "Event" tab in storehouses.
    The event resource can be traded. In case you have Presents from last years, you can use them during the event this year.
    The game will offer a huge variety of possibilities to collect many gifts, including Presents!
    • Christmas Surprise: A new feature that will be added to the game with the start of the event
    • Adventures: Special adventures that can provide useful rewards
    • Collections: Special collectible items will start to spawn on home islands - you will be able to transform them into Presents
    • Daily Quests: Special Christmas Daily Quests will be running during the whole event
    • Event Quest Chain: Special Christmas Quest Chain will guide you through the event
    • Explorers: Each standard treasure search will have a chance to bring you some Presents (in addition to a standard search reward)
    • Shop: There will be 2 packages with Presents available in the Shop



    With the start of the Christmas 2013 event, a special Christmas Surprise interface will be added to the game. It will allow all players to receive many useful gifts, including buildings!

    After the Christmas 2013 event activation (maintenance), each day you will be able to open one of 24 windows in the Christmas Surprise interface.

    The Christmas Surprise interface will feature 3 different types of windows:



    Type: Regular window
    Description: A regular window that can be opened on most event days.
    Rewards: Opening a regular window provides rewards that are chosen randomly.




    Type: Special window
    Description: A special window that can be opened only if all previous regular windows have been opened.
    Rewards: Player can choose the reward from the list on the right - the choice cannot be changed afterwards!




    Type: 24th window
    Description: The 24th window can be opened on 24th day of the event only if all previous windows have been opened.
    Rewards: Player can choose the reward from the list on the right - the choice cannot be changed afterwards!



    There is also a very special reward waiting for players who will open all surprise windows: It is a Gold Tower this year!


    Opening the Christmas Surprise interface is simple! Just click on the icon of a star that's floating next to your avatar:




    With the Christmas 2013 event, you will receive a chance to play special adventures. Details can be found below.


    Name: Save the Christmas Feast
    Required level: 26
    Description: The Croaker has stolen all presents. Defeat the Croaker and retrieve the stolen presents.
    Price: 95 Gems

    Name: The Stolen Sleigh
    Required level: 36
    Description: The Christmas Feast is once more in danger. The Croaker has stolen Santa’s sleigh and it's up to you to get it back!
    Price: 95 Gems

    Name: More Secluded Experiments
    Required level: 36
    Description: The laborer was not amused over his destroyed laboratory. He swore revenge and the time to take it is now!
    Price: 95 Presents

    Name: Return to the Bandit Nest
    Required level: 26
    Description: A new enemy occupied the houses and scares the nearby village. It is again time to help!
    Price: 95 Presents





    Through the duration of the event, you will be able to find special collectible items on your home island. As usual, after you spot a collectible item, you need to click on it to collect it and transfer it to your storehouse. After you have collected a certain amount of these event collectibles, they can be converted into Presents (event resource) at your Mayor's house!





    While the event is active, it will be possible to acquire the buffs shown below.


    Name: Christmas feast
    Effect: Speeds up the process of getting new settlers into your mayor's house up to 600%.
    Duration: The effect lasts for 2 hours.
    Price: 50 Presents

    Name: Cookies
    Effect: Boosts the production of a workyard up to 300%.
    Duration: The effect lasts for 32 hours.
    Price: 80 Presents

    Name: The fermentation accelerator
    Effect: Boosts the production of a brewery up to 400%.
    Duration:The effect lasts for 24 hours.
    Price: 60 Presents

    Name: Hot Lemon Tea
    Effect: Boosts the speed of a village school up to 300%.
    Duration: The effect lasts for 24 hours.
    Price: 50 Presents




    During the event you will have a chance to acquire a special buff that changes the weather on your home island and bring some snow! In case you change your mind and want to remove the snow from the home island, there will be another buff allowing you to do so.


    Name: A Thousand Snowflakes
    Effect: After you activate the buff on your Tavern, it will bring snow to your home island.
    Duration: The effect lasts for 7 days.
    Price: 40 Presents

    Name: Solar Flare
    Effect: It removes the snow from your home island.
    Duration: Not applicable
    Price: 1 Fish


    There will also be a possibility to acquire more Granite! If you give some Presents and Marble to the elves, they will be able to provide you some Granite as thanks. This option will be waiting for you in your Provision house only for a limited time (the duration of the event).


    Name: Granit transformation
    Effect: Converts Presents and Marble into Granite.
    Required level: 7
    Available in: Provision house




    Name: Christmas Tree (Small) (not limited)

    A very nice Christmas tree which can be used to decorate your settlement!



    Name: Christmas Tree (not limited)

    If you would like to decorate your city a little bit more, you can use this animated Christmas tree!



    Name: Snowman (not limited)

    Even if there is not enough snow outside, you will be able to get a Snowman too!



    Name: Deerstalker Hut (2 per player)

    Produces unlimited meat without consuming any resources or deposits.
    This year each player will be able to purchase 2 buildings of this type.
    It doesn't matter if you already acquired a building like this in the past or not.



    Name: Recycling Manufactory (2 per player)

    Produces unlimited coal without consuming any resources or deposits.
    This year each player will be able to purchase 2 buildings of this type.
    It doesn't matter if you already acquired a building like this in the past or not.



    Name: Arctic Iron Mine (not limited)

    Works like 5th level Iron Mine and does not require a building license.
    It needs to be placed on a free iron deposit (already discovered and not occupied).
    The building does not go back to the Star menu after demolition/being depleted.



    Name: Rarity Provision House (1 per player)

    A new Provision House that allows you to produce improved deposit re-fillers (Fish and Meat), new productivity buff that triples the output of a workyard and also Map Fragments.



    Feel free to leave feedback in this thread:
    [Feedback] Christmas Event 2013

    Happy settling!
    BB_Alpaca

    Last edited by BB_Alpaca; 22.11.13 at 15:15.

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    Developer's diary update: Christmas 2013 Event

    Dear Settlers,

    Today we have another update for you: It is related to the upcoming Christmas 2013 Event!
    All details about the event (e.g. dates, rewards and surprises) can be found here.

    Apart from things mentioned in previous announcements, a few additional items will be implemented to the game with the start of the event.
    These 3 special items (mentioned below) will be available only for the duration of the Christmas 2013 Event.


    Name: Exotic Flotsam
    Limit: The amount of purchases is not limited
    What can be found inside? Deposit re-fillers, resources and Buffs
    Availability: The item will be available during the Christmas 2013 Event


    Name: Master Architect
    Limit: The amount of purchases is not limited
    What can be found inside? Decoration items and Buildings
    Availability: The item will be available during the Christmas 2013 Event


    Name: 3 Premium days
    Limit: The amount of purchases is not limited
    Description: You gain several advantages when Premium days are active on your account (details)
    Availability: The item will be available during the Christmas 2013 Event


    Feel free to leave feedback in this thread:
    [Feedback] Christmas Event 2013

    Happy settling!
    BB_Ravel
    Last edited by BB_Ravel; 05.12.13 at 14:26.

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