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    [Dev Diary] Christmas Event 2020

    Details about the upcoming Christmas Event 2020


    Deer Settlers, Elves and Grinches,

    With the festivities just around the corner, we're ready to show you what's in store for this holiday season! Santa needs your help spreading some Christmas cheer in a quest chain - but keep your wits about you: there seems to be some mischief abound! There's plenty to find in your stockings this year, so read on to get to the bottom of it before you play with all the new toys.

    Let the festivities begin!

    EVENT SCHEDULE
    Event Start: 21.12.2020, ~10:00 CET
    Start of removal phase: 11.01.2021 - 10:00 CET
    Complete deactivation: 18.01.2021 - 10:00 CET
    Event Widget: The small widget icon always shows you the remaining event time
    Resource conversion: planned for one of the future game updates (January or February)
    Minimum requirement: Level 16+


    CHRISTMAS 2020 CHANGES


    • Improved Event Calendar
    • New Building: Concert Hall
    • New Building: Wonderous Winter Residence
    • New Decorations
    • New General: Frosty General
    • New Explorer: Snowy Explorer
    • New Achievements
    • Gift Christmas Tree Improved






    Take a ride in our feedback sleigh across our scenic forums.



    Stay cosy and enjoy!
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    Event Basics



    Presents
    Presents represent the event resource. They can be used to acquire special items from the event shop.
    Your presents are listed in the "Event" tab of your storehouses.
    There are many opportunities to get event resources:
    • Rewards for Christmas Scenarios (Buff Adventures)
    • Two combat based Christmas Adventures (chance to get presents as an additional reward)
    • Special Christmas Daily Quests and Event Quest chain rewards
    • Explorer treasure searches (chance to get presents on top)
    • Conversion of the Christmas collectables in the Mayor's House
    • Event Calendar
    • Trade with players
    • Present packages in the Shop





    Bells, Candy canes and Gingerbread. Did you miss them? These Christmas collectibles will spawn on your island until the removal phase of the event. Nine collectibles will spawn with every spawn cycle, randomly chosen between bells, candy canes, and gingerbread. All of them reward exactly 2 resources when clicked. Please be aware that for the full number of collectibles to spawn, the whole (main) island has to be claimed.

    The Christmas collectible items can be converted into Presents in your Mayor's house until the removal phase of the event. Trading is possible until the removal phase of the event as well.





    Isn't it nice to receive a gift each day, just by clicking on a door? To open the Event Calendar interface, simply access the Calendar icon next to your avatar.

    4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF DOORS
    You can open a door each day. In total, there are 21 of them.
    The calendar will display the time left to open the current day's door.



    Type: Regular door
    Description: Can be opened on the specific date displayed or for gems afterwards
    Requirement: It doesn't matter if previous doors are still closed or not



    Type: Buff Adventure door
    Description: Can be opened anytime for free, once the respective date was reached
    Requirement: It doesn't matter if previous doors are still closed or not



    Type: Special bonus door
    Description: Can be opened on the specific date displayed or for gems afterwards
    Requirement: All previous doors need to be open



    Type: Celebration day door
    Description: Can be opened on the specific date displayed or for gems afterwards
    Requirement: All previous doors need to be open
    Rewards: Very special rewards

    Opening missed doors for gems will cost 100 gems for normal doors and 300 gems for special doors due to a very high value in the calendar. The "Celebration Day" and "Bonus" doors are both "special doors".

    Don't forget to open the doors daily and also remind your friends to do so!






    IMPROVED CALENDAR REWARDS


    This year we've gone over the entire calendar and adjusted/improved several doors and their respective rewards. The "Regular" doors now have better rewards; some of them from a broader pool of options chosen at random. "Special" and "Celebration" doors have also been improved, but will still retain their ability to let the player choose which reward they want from what is offered. Overall, this is our most rewarding Event Calendar yet, so if you remember to log in each day to open your doors, you'll find your stockings full this Christmas!

    And due to popular demand, the Riverhouse will be making a return to this year's calendar since it was well-liked!

    Riverhouse

    Description: Cute small riverhouse that can even be built on rivers.
    Upgrades: Can be upgraded with tokens 3 times for +10 population (up to 70), for 11, 14 and 17 Tokens.
    Recurring: Tearing it down will return it to your Star Menu.
    Tradeable/Giftable: Yes/No
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    This year again features a quest chain that will see you helping Santa build something truly special for your settlers and their holiday cheer!

    2 CHRISTMAS QUEST CHAINS
    Name: Xmas Market
    Minimum requirement: Level 26
    Description: Help Santa bring some festive fun to your settlers and be rewarded with your very own Christmas Bakery building, once you have also completed its companion chain "Winter Wonderland".

    Name: Winter Wonderland
    Minimum requirement: Level 26
    Description: Santa wants your aid in building up his new "Winter Wonderland" island, but not everything is as it seems...




    Above is the Christmas Bakery! What can it do and how does it work? You know for sure that the nice smell of cakes on your island comes from this beautiful new building. It can be placed anywhere on your island, where it can buff the output of all Mines, Food and Weapon production buildings in an area around it. This means it's a special building that halves the input costs on top of boosting the output! It can be upgraded 2 times and every level provides one buff. If placed correctly, the potential benefits are extremely lucrative! You also don't need to fret about fully upgrading it this year, as you'll be able to continue doing so in every future Christmas Event. This culture building has a cooldown of 1 week which can be decreased with every further Christmas Bakery. Same as for the Christmas market, only one Christmas Bakery can be activated to apply one buff in its vicinity.


    Level
    Move costs
    Upgrade costs
    1-Presents 1500
    Marble 1500
    2ExoticPlank 1000
    Granite 1000
    Presents 2500
    Granite 2500
    3ExoticPlank 2000
    Granite 2000
    -

    We purposefully removed the move-cost of the Christmas Bakery while it's at level one. We know many of you will want to maximise its efficiency, so this lets players try out and test different placements for the building before they beginning to commit to upgrading it. It should be noted that the Christmas Bakery will lose any upgrades it possesses if it's demolished and returned back to the Star Menu; we've added an additional confirmation box to prevent any unfortunate mishaps!

    What's also noteworthy is the cost of the buffs themselves: they're quite cheap for the powerful output bonuses they provide:

    Upgrade Level
    Buff Name
    Area range
    Buff cost
    Description
    Level 1Cookies and Milk32x32, squares 16x16500 Bronze
    1000 Water
    Miners: Tripling their output while halving the input taken for 23hours
    Level 2Secret Santa22x22, squares 11x11500 SimplePaper
    500 Tool
    Food Productions: Tripling their output while halving the input taken for 23hours
    Level 3Christmas Songs16x16, squares 8x8500 IntermediatePaper
    500 GoldOre
    Weapon Producers: Tripling their output while halving the input taken for 23hours


    Christmas Bakeries can be upgraded every year


    Presents: While the buff adventures will provide you with Presents during the event until deactivation, the two Combat Christmas Specific Adventures will only have a chance of providing you with Presents.
    If you play them after the final event deactivation (see deactivation steps) they won't provide Presents anymore.

    2 CHRISTMAS ADVENTURES (COMBAT)
    Name: Save the Christmas feast
    Minimum requirement: Level 26
    Description: The Croaker has stolen all the presents. Defeat the Croaker and retrieve the missing presents.
    Price: 95 Gems

    Name: The stolen Sleigh
    Minimum requirement: Level 36
    Description: The Christmas Feast is in danger. The Croaker has stolen Santa’s sleigh. It is up to you to get it back.
    Price: 95 Gems



    For this year, every adventure will award 3x experience like before. The only exception to these Seasonal Adventures is the "Misty Cake" adventure, which will not be affected by the 3x experience bonus.

    It's now custom for Christmas buff adventures to be hidden behind certain Event Calendar doors. Before you redeem them, make sure you're in good holiday spirits; you'll be helping Santa out by delivering gifts to houses on multiple islands!
    The buff adventures are balanced for the following level groups which are checked once you open a door: 16-25, 26-35, 36+. There are 6 special adventure doors in the calendar and you needn't use a General, for this Christmas buff adventures require certain types of buffs instead of troops.




    UNIT TYPES
    Special buffs are needed to spread joy which turns sad people into happy ones.

    Unit nameBuff alternative 1Buff alternative 2Adventure levelIcon
    Sad childSimple toysSimple decorations16-25
    Worried adultChristmas sweetsSimple decorations16-25
    Upset childSophisticated toysSpecial decorations26-35
    Grumpy adultGift wrapped beverageSpecial decorations26-35
    Impatient childPony rideExpensive toys36+
    Bitter adultArt giftJewelry36+




    BUFF TYPES
    You can produce the buffs needed in your Provision House(s).

    Buff nameResource 1Resource 2Icon
    Simple toys30 x Pinewood20 x Stone
    Christmas sweets14 x Wheat24 x Water
    Simple decorations10 x Marble20 x Hardwood
    Sophisticated toys10 x Bronze15 x Marble
    Gift wrapped beverage25 x Brew20 x Simple paper
    Special decorations5 x Nib2 x Gold ore
    Pony ride5 x Exotic wood20 x Tools
    Expensive toys12 x Gold ore

    Art gift10 x Iron Ore4 x Intermediate paper
    Jewelry12 x Gold ore

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    Recipes unlock permanent production options for your Rarity Provision House. Each recipe can only be acquired once.
    During the event, all Recipes can be obtained with Presents. You simply need to apply a Recipe on your Rarity Provision House to unlock the permanent production option.






    Recipe name
    Recipe description
    Shop price
    Blueprint
    Production cost
    Buff
    Paper RecyclingConverts 250 Intermediate Paper into 50 Advanced Paper180 Presents250 Intermediate Paper
    Smelter CalendarArea buff with a 2-square radius. Buffs Smelters and Epic Smelters in the vicinity by 100% for 8 hours180 Presents31 Intermediate Paper
    150 Nibs
    300 Water
    Platinum HorseshoesIncreases movement speed of generals in the zone by 20%.325 Presents400 Platinum
    1,200 Coal
    Efficient trapsArea buff with a 2-square radius. Buffs hunters, deerstalkers and improved deerstalkers in the vicinity by 200% for 12 hours225 Presents50 Iron
    150 Bronze
    300 Fish
    Kitty lureArea buff (4x4) for up to 4 (Impr.) Farms, (Impr.) Silos and Mills
    Production +100% for 24 hours
    180 Presents450 Fish
    600 Meat
    50 Wool
    Forest OfferingsArea buff (4x4) for up to any 4 Woodcutters, Foresters and Sawmills
    Production +100% for 12 hours
    90 Presents200 Fish
    150 Bread
    75 Sausage
    Grilled SteakProduction +100% for 48 hours300 Presents500 Meat
    Aunt Irma's feastProduction +100% for 24 hours60 Presents150 Fish
    100 Bread
    50 Sausage

    Enrollment campaign

    Buff for the Combat Academy
    Production +100% for 6 hours

    300 Presents50 Coins
    10 Banner

    Double-time

    Buff for the Combat Armoury
    Production +100% for 6 hours
    300 Presents50 Coins
    10 Kettle
    Marble mountain (Marble refill buff)Adds 50 to a non-depleted marble deposit180 Presents20 Herbs
    20 Scarecrow
    Paper millConvert: 250 simple paper to 50 intermediate paper180 Presents250 simple paper
    Small glueSpeeds up the production of the bookbinder by 20%90 Presents5 Bronze Cauldron
    100 Water
    50 Flour
    A trader's gift (Stone refill buff)Adds 100 to a non-depleted stone deposit120 Presents5 Barrel

    Stop Buff

    Removes the current buff

    120 Presents100 Simple paper
    100 Water

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    CONCERT HALL

    Description: Grant yourself some high culture and build the wonderful Concert Hall. With this building, you will be able to change the background music and at the same time benefit from very powerful zone buffs. Right from the start, 3 different Christmas concerts are ready for your ears:
    • "Jingle All The Way"
    • "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
    • "Silent Night"
    Buff: "Musical Boost" - +700% recruitment speed for your Barracks and Elite Barracks for 1 hour.
    Cooldown: 24 hours, reduced by additional buildings of the same type

    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished.
    Limit: 3x per Event
    Price: 2795 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    WONDEROUS WINTER RESIDENCE

    Description: A freezing bastion against winter cold. Could someone please get a heating engineer? This beautiful and unique winter residence is a must under every Christmas Tree. Requires 1000 presents to fully upgrade this beauty! Houses 140 Population at the start, up to 650 once fully upgraded.
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished. Loses upgrade levels when teared down as usual.
    Limit: 3x per Event
    Price: 3495 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    GIFT CHRISTMAS TREE

    Description: Provides a free gift every 7 days. Now upgraded to support a total of 10 Gift Christmas Trees for additional rewards!
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 2 per Event
    Price: 1695 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    STONE STATUES

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 49 presents each
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    BRAZIER

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 89 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes



    CHRISTMAS BAKERY

    Description: Buffs surrounding buildings in a certain area - it halves the input costs on top of boosting the output
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished. Loses upgrade levels when teared down as usual.
    Limit: 3x per Event
    Price: 2495 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    SMALL RIVERHOUSE

    Description: Cute small riverhouse that can even be built in rivers. Grants space for 40 Population.
    Limit: 6x per Event
    Price: 495 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: No


    OIL MILL

    Description: Produces Oil from Oilseed gathered from adventures combined with other resources (Wheat, Stone, Herbs). One of 2 Main upgrade resources for level 7 building upgrades. Every further Oil Mill reduces the production time.
    Limit: 1x per Event
    Price: 1x 4495 presents | 1x 29950 Magic Beanstalks (Level 42) | 1x 24950 Obsidian Ore (Level 65) | Unlimited x9950 Gems
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    ADVANCED TOOLMAKER

    Description: Produces Advanced Tools from 2 Titanium and 6 Tools in 2280s (38 min).
    Available: Can be obtained via building menu (luxury buildings) from level 42 on. Placement costs are 9000 ExoticPlank, 9000 Granite & 9000 Tool
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No



    CHRISTMAS MARKET

    Description: Buffs surrounding buildings in a certain area - upgradable to increase both area of effect and buff output
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 2 per Event
    Price: 1995 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    GINGERBREAD STORAGE

    Description: A small 2x2 storage building with a mighty 18,000 capacity - cannot be upgraded
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 3 per Event
    Price: 895 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: No


    IMPROVED FLOATING RESIDENCE

    Description: An improved version of the Floating Residence - grants space for 140 population
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 3 per Event
    Price: 1495 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    IMPROVED FLOATING RESIDENCE WINTER SKIN

    Description: Building Skin
    Effect: Sets your Improved Floating Residence to a more "Frozen Over" look
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 60 presents (15 days) / 345 presents (permanent)
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    CHRISTMAS MAYOR'S HOUSE SKIN

    Description: Building Skin
    Effect: Sets your Mayor's House to a "Christmas" look
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 60 presents (15 days) / 575 presents (permanent)
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    SMALL CHRISTMAS RESIDENCE SKIN

    Description: Building Skin
    Effect: Sets your Residence/Noble Residence to a "Christmas Look"
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 50 presents (15 days) / 295 presents (permanent)
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    MEDIUM CHRISTMAS RESIDENCE SKIN

    Description: Building Skin
    Effect: Sets your Residence/Noble Residence to a "Christmas Look"
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 55 presents (15 days) / 325 presents (permanent)
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    BIG CHRISTMAS RESIDENCE SKIN

    Description: Building Skin
    Effect: Sets your Residence/Noble Residence to a "Christmas Look"
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 60 presents (15 days) / 345 presents (permanent)
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    CHRISTMAS BENCH

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 55 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    CHRISTMAS HUT

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 195 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    PILE OF GIFTS

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 40 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    CHRISTMAS PYRAMID

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 395 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    CANDY CANE LANTERN

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 45 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    NUTCRACKER MEMORIAL

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 265 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    GINGERBREAD HOUSE

    Description: Residence for 40 settlers.
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished and loses upgraded levels.
    Limit: 3 per Event
    Price: 1195 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: No


    IMPROVED WATERMILL

    Description: Generates water three times as fast as a normal watermill
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 3 per Event
    Price: 595 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: No


    CHRISTMAS TREE (SMALL)

    Description: A very nice Christmas tree that can be used to decorate your island!
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 40 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    CHRISTMAS TREE (ANIMATED)

    Description: If you would like to decorate your city a little bit more, you can use this animated Christmas tree!
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 60 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    SNOWMAN

    Description: Decoration item
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 40 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    DEERSTALKER HUT

    Description: Produces unlimited meat without consuming any resources or deposits.
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 2 per Event
    Price: 495 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: No


    RECYCLING MANUFACTORY

    Description: Produces unlimited coal without consuming any resources or deposits.
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 2 per Event
    Price: 295 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No


    ARCTIC IRON MINE

    Description: Output like a level 5 level Iron Mine, doesn't use a building license. It needs to be placed on a free iron deposit.
    Star Menu: The building does not go back to the Star menu when demolished/depleted.
    Limit: Unlimited
    Price: 295 presents
    Tradable: Yes
    Giftable: Yes


    RARITY PROVISION HOUSE

    Description: A second Provision House that allows you to produce special re-fillers and more.
    Star Menu: Goes back to your Star Menu when demolished
    Limit: 1 per player in total (if you already own one, you cannot buy another one)
    Price: 995 presents
    Tradable: No
    Giftable: No



    Buildings obtained from the Event Calendar or Quests do not count towards normal limits.
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    This year's Merchant brings along two new specialists to our islands: The Frosty General and Snowy Explorer! The Snow Explorer has a keen eye for Event Resources, while being quite proud of its cheap cost; perfect for those who want to get the most out of our growing list of annual events!

    And don't let the Frosty General fool you; deep down he has a burning passion to see his enemies conquered. He relies on hard-hitting attacks and bolstered defensive tactics to dispatch your foes in one swift strike!


    Name: Frosty General (Limit: 3 per Event)
    Description: Has 2.412HP, 24% Accuracy, 2412-2612 Damage, splash damage and leads 190 Units.
    Travels twice as fast to adventures and recovers 2x as quickly from defeats.
    Cold as Ice: Your defensive units gain Splash damage and + 30% attack damage.
    Price: 2412 Presents

    Name: Snowy Explorer (Limit: 4 per Event)
    Description: +100% task speed
    +100% rewards on treasure searches (including rarity and artifact searches)
    +300% rewards for event resources
    Price: 2799 Gems (Limit 1 per Event) + 929 Presents (Limit 3 per Event)



    Name: Steadfast General (Limit: 2 per Event)
    Description: Has 10.000HP, 70% Accuracy, 200 Damage (100 miss damage), flanking, splash damage and leads 220 Units.
    Supple: Swift Units gain Flanking and Splash Damage, while their Accuracy and Damage is increased by 20%.
    Price: 1995 Presents

    Name: Humble Explorer (Limit: 2 per Event)
    Description: He is really humble and satisfied with nearby searches.
    Brings back 6 times the usual reward from short and medium treasure searches
    Price: 1295 Presents

    Name: Versed Geologist (Limit: 1)
    Description: A versatile geologist on all different types of deposits
    He finds 50% bigger deposits in half the normal time, and has a 50% chance at finding an additional deposit. Works on all deposits!
    Price: 945 Presents

    Name: Candid Explorer (Limit: 1)
    Description: Experienced in finding big stashes of treasure
    He doesn't have any bonus to speed, but finds 4x as many rewards from any kind of treasure search!
    Price: 1195 Presents

    Name: Mary Christmas (Limit: 2 per Event)
    Description: Santa's wife as a general
    Her special trait increases the XP gained from enemy units defeated by her army by 100%.
    Price: 995 Presents




    Specialist: Quartermaster Claus
    Type: Transporter General - cannot fight, but transports up to 1000 units
    Travel time: Reaches adventures in 2 minutes. Takes 90 minutes to return home.
    Price: 695 Presents
    Limit: 2 per Event
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    The Christmas Achievements are here once more to offer you an extra source of presents. You can unlock them during this event only.
    Presents are rewarded for successfully completing achievements; the amount depends on the achievement's difficulty.



    The Achievements deal with many aspects of the event:
    • Finding presents during Explorer searches
    • Succeeding in Christmas quests
    • Crafting in your Mayorhouse
    • Helping friends with buffs
    • Opening Calendar doors
    • Completing the "Xmas Market" & "Winter Wonderland" Quest Chain



    With this Event we will also introduce 2 Achievements in connection to the Concert Hall. Check out the information below to see where you can find the achievements and what tasks you have to solve in order to obtain them.




    Concert Hall
    Build a Concert Hall
    Reward: Rain of Flaming Arrows





    Christmas Concerts
    Play all 3 available CHristmas tunes in your Concert Hall
    Reward: 30





    You will find the Concert Hall Achievement in the Achievement-Category: Economy/buildings. The Achievement "Christmas Concerts" is event bound an will be visible at the Christmas Event 2020 Category.
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    The Event category at the merchant offers a broad variety of special items: the buildings available for presents are listed here, and the recipes are posted here. All event shop offers are available until the final event deactivation.
    Name: Specialist Christmas Bundle (not tradable, not giftable)
    Type: Bundle
    Price: 3333 Presents (Limit: 2 per Event) | Christmas exclusive Bundle. Only available during Christmas.
    Description: With the Specialist Christmas Bundle you will get 3 powerful specialists, many useful military buffs and even premium days.
    "This year, Christmas will be special!"
    Your foes start shivering just looking at the content of this exclusive and time-limited bundle:
    Spoiler

    • 1x Ghost General
    • 1x Bold Explorer
    • 1x Archeological Geologist
    • 1x Prestigious Friend Buff
    • 2x 7 Premium Days
    • 2x Medipack
    • 2x Assassin
    • 2x Big Catapult
    • 2x Rain of Arrows
    • 2x Rain of Flaming Arrows
    • 2x Ballista


    Name: Christmas Booster Bundle (not tradable, not giftable)
    Type: Bundle
    Price: 3600 Gems (Limit: 1 per Player) + 1200 Presents (Limit: 1 per Player) | Christmas exclusive Bundle. Only available during Christmas.
    Description: An awesome package for starters or just to boost your effectiveness.
    "Merry Boosting!"
    An ideal bundle for Veterans, Beginners and everyone in between:
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    • 1x Courageous Explorer
    • 1x Archeological Geologist
    • 3x Medi Pack
    • 3x Hugs & Kisses
    • 3x Rain of Flaming Arrows
    • 3x Ballista
    • 3x Recruitment Guide
    • 3x Weapon Crafting Guide
    • 3x Paperwork Guide
    • 3x Mining Guide
    • 3x Farming & Hunting Guide
    • 3x Rock Mining Guide
    • 3x Wood Cutting Guide


    Name: Gingerbread Bundle (not tradable, not giftable)
    Type: Bundle
    Price: 1499 Presents (Limit: 3 per Event) | Christmas exclusive Bundle. Only available during Christmas.
    Description: The Gingerbread Bundle packs together 2 gingerbread buildings and some nice decorations and skins to give your home island that special Christmas vibe. You won't find a better deal for your gingerbread needs anywhere, that's for sure!
    "I love Gingerbread!"
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    • 1x Gingerbread Storage
    • 1x Gingerbread House
    • 1x Change Skin: Frozen Over Improved Floating Residence (not permanent)
    • 1x Change Skin: Christmas Mayor's House (not permanent)
    • 1x Change Skin: Small Christmas Residence (not permanent)
    • 1x Change Skin: Medium Christmas Residence (not permanent)
    • 1x Change Skin: Big Christmas Residence (not permanent)
    • 1x Winter Bench (Deco)
    • 1x Christmas Tree (Deco)
    • 1x Snowman (Deco)


    Name: Christmas Premium Bundle (not tradable, not giftable)
    Type: Bundle
    Price: 27299 Gems (Limit: 1 per Event) | Christmas exclusive Bundle. Only available during Christmas.
    Description: The Christmas Premium Bundle contains highly valuable buildings, a ton of useful buffs and even a nice amount of event resources for you to spend.
    "This is gonna be the Best Christmas ever!"
    Spoiler
    • 1x Oil Refinery
    • 1x Token Mint
    • 1x Wondrous Residence
    • 1x Titanium Hen
    • 1x Capacious Warehouse
    • 5x Machine Oil
    • 5x Elixir
    • 5x A celebrity comes to town
    • 5x Ranged Support
    • 5x Weak Point Potion
    • 1000 Presents
    • 250 Oil


    Name: Paper Recycling
    Type: Recipe for the Rarity Provision house
    Cost: 180 Presents
    Effect: Converts 250 Intermediate Paper into 50 Advanced Paper.

    Name: Smelter Calendar
    Type: Recipe for the Rarity Provision house
    Cost: 180 Presents
    Effect: Buff area Effect: +100% output on Smelters and Epic Smelters for 8 hours on a 2 squares radius

    Name: Platinum Horseshoes Recipe
    Type: Recipe for the Rarity Provision house
    Cost: 325 Presents
    Effect: Increases movement speed of generals in the zone by 20%.

    Name: Efficient traps
    Type: Recipe for the Rarity Provision house
    Cost: 225 Presents
    Description: Buff area Effect: +200% output on the Hunter, Deerstalker Hut, Improved Deerstalker Hut
    for 12 hours on a 2 squares radius

    Name: Krampus
    Effect: Use on a workyard producing coal (not epic one) to increase the output to 400%
    Duration: 12 hours
    Price: 40 Presents

    Name: Grout (200)
    Effect: Resource that is needed to upgrade buildings to level 6
    Characteristics: Acquisition is not limited, item is not tradable, but the resource is tradable as usual
    Price: 200 Presents

    Name: Christmas feast
    Effect: Speeds up the process of getting new settlers into your village to 600%
    Duration: 2 hours
    Price: 50 Presents

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

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

    Name: Hot Lemon Tea
    Effect: Boosts the speed of a village school up to 300%
    Duration: 24 hours
    Price: 60 Presents




    Name: Winter Paint
    Effect: Covers your island with a light coat of frost
    Duration: 7 days
    Price: 25 Presents
    Name: A Thousand Snowflakes
    Effect: Covers your island with snow
    Duration: 7 days
    Price: 50 Presents

    Name: Granite transformation
    Effect: Converts Presents and Marble into Granite
    Minimum requirement: Level 7 (for Provision house)
    Available in: Provision house(s)

    Name: Grout transformation
    Effect: Converts Presents and Granite into Grout
    Minimum requirement: Level 7 (for Provision house)
    Available in: Provision house(s)

    Name: Mahogany Wood transformation
    Effect: Converts Presents and Exotic Wood into Mahogany Wood
    Minimum requirement: Level 7 (for Provision house)
    Available in: Provision house(s)




    Name: Presents
    Description: Contains 30 presents
    Tradable: yes
    Price: 90 gems
    Name: Large Presents
    Description: Contains 100 presents
    Tradable: yes
    Price: 300 gems

    Name: Christmas Surprise Package
    Description: A mysterious box providing randomly chosen buildings
    Tradable: no
    Price: 350 gems

    Name: "Improved" Christmas Surprise
    Description: A mysterious box providing randomly chosen improved buildings
    Tradable: no
    Price: 1,399 gems


    Last edited by BB_Saqui; 17.12.20 at 12:34.

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    WHAT HAPPENS AT THE START OF THE REMOVAL PHASE?
    (11.01.2021 ~ 10:00 CET)
    The core mechanisms of the Event are turned off at the start of the removal phase.
    • Info Widget/Countdown
      The event countdown gets replaced by a new countdown.
      The new one indicates the remaining time of the removal phase until the event gets completely deactivated.
    • Christmas adventures
      Event scenarios from the calendar are cancelled and cannot be started.
      Event scenario buffs cannot be produced anymore and can be reimbursed on the Mayor house.
      You can still play the two shop Christmas adventures.
      If you finish an adventure before the event gets completely deactivated,
      special event related items like Presents are still rewarded.
    • Quests & Achievements
      The event Quest chains and Achievements will be deactivated.
      New Christmas event-related tasks will no longer be triggered.
      Only completed Christmas event achievements remain visible.
    • Collectibles
      All event related collectibles stop spawning.
      Christmas collectables spawned before the start of the removal phase can be collected.
      The respective resources (Bells, Candy and Gingerbread) will be hidden from the storage and trade
      The resources get converted to gold coins later (see event resource conversion).
      The related Mayor house collection (Basket of Presents) will also be removed
    • Treasure Search (Explorers)
      Explorers only sent and returned during the Christmas Event will bring back Christmas Resources:
      In very rare cases, Explorers may find Christmas Resources on arrival shortly after the start of the Event & shutdown phase
    • Misc
      The option to convert Marble and Presents to Granite inside the Mayor's house is no longer available.
      The event shop remains active and Presents can be used to get special items until complete event deactivation.
      The event calendar will no longer be accessible.
      Event-related loading screen, Reindeer, UI skins, the giant Christmas tree and music will be removed/set to default.







    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE DEACTIVATION?
    (18.01.2021, ~ 10:00 CET)
    • Trade
      New trade offers containing event currency can't be set up anymore.
      Active trade offers containing event currency are set to invisible.
    • Shop/Event currency
      The Event shop category is not available anymore.
      Event currency is not visible in the Mayor's house anymore and will be converted into Coins later.
    • Christmas Adventures & event buffs
      Event currency rewards from adventures are deactivated.
      • This applies to Christmas adventures from the shop. During the event, these adventures drop either buffs or Presents (on top of other loot). With complete deactivation, the chance to get Presents is removed from loot tables. As a result, buffs will always be chosen.
      • Christmas buff adventures from the Event Calendar are changed, too. They reward gold coins instead of Presents. With event resource conversion, the Christmas buff adventures will be deleted, because you cannot finish them anymore.
      • Buffs needed for Christmas buff adventures can no longer be produced.
        Remaining buffs can be applied on your Mayor's house for a full refund of production resources.




    EVENT RESOURCE CONVERSION
    (planned for one of the future game updates: January or February)

    As usual, all event-related resources will be converted into gold coins.
    No event resources are supposed to remain in the game.

    A script will run during the game update downtime to replace all event resources (especially Presents) with gold coins.
    The conversion applies to all items of that type, such as
    • items in your warehouses and in your Star Menu
    • items included in public trades and friend trades
    • items attached to in-game mails like loot from adventures or explorer searches


    Conversion rates: The final amount will be rounded up.
    1 Present = 0.4 gold coins
    1 event collectible = 0.04 gold coins


    There is no action needed from your side, you will receive an in-game message with the corresponding amount of gold coins.
    The Christmas Scenarios from the calendar will be deleted during the conversion.


    Last edited by BB_Trafffer; 16.12.20 at 12:39.

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