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    Dev Diary XVI: Christmas Event Technical Preview



    CHRISTMAS EVENT 2013


    Dear Settlers!

    This short dev diary provides a brief summary and first impressions about what's coming up. A first preview version of the Christmas event 2013 will go live on the public test server on Tuesday, November 12th.

    Since the test server version will only be a technical preview, all prices, numbers and limitations are not final - the balancing might differ in the final version. A complete dev's diary will be published once the event is finalized.

    Event start: December 12th 2013.
    Event end: January 9th 2014.



    During the Christmas event, you'll have the possibility to gain a special event resource: Presents.

    Presents (Event resource)
    The presents are displayed in the store house (event tab).
    Presents can be traded and gifted. If you have presents from last year you can use these items this year as well.
    As usual, there will be many opportunities to collect presents:
    • Event calendar: A new calendar will be introduced with this year's Christmas event.
    • Adventures: 2 Special adventures with presents as rewards can be played.
    • Collections: Special collectible items will spawn on the island that can be transformed into presents.
    • Daily quests: Special Christmas quests providing additional presents as a reward.
    • Event quest chain: Special Christmas quest chain which will guide through the event.
    • Explorer: Certain chance on each treasure search to find presents in addition to the normal search rewards.
    • Shop: Presents can be bought in the shop. There will be 2 packages.


    Event calendar? Yes! Besides some other new buffs and items, this is one of the new features in the Christmas event 2013.





    There will be several new things introduced with the Christmas event 2013.
    A short summary:
    • Event "Advent Calendar" with daily doors to open.
    • Provision House II with new buffs to produce.
    • Adventure: "Save the Christmas Feast II".
    • Re-worked adventures "More Experience" and "Occupied Nest."
    • Buff for the Village School.
    • Readjusted "Arctic Iron Mine".
    • Collectible Christmas items & collection for presents.



    A full list with pictures and explanations will be provided with one of the next dev's diaries.

    Have a look at the new version on our international test server (www.tsotesting.com).
    The first test version of the upcoming Christmas event will be deployed most likely on Tuesday, November 12th.

    Have fun testing,
    BB_Rawren
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    SWEET ^_^
    way to go BB

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    As always, we'll have detailed Test Server info posted to this google-doc once the new build is deployed to the Test Server!

    X-mas 2013:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

    Other Test Server stuff:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

    First tab should always be the newest (Live/deployed) content. Check the tabs at the bottom for other Test Info =)

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    Sounds great - looking forward to it. It would be great if village schools could be upgraded also.

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    Happy to see Explorers may find presents during treasure searches. I was very disappointed that BB did not allow Explorers to gather pumpkins during the Hallowween event. Looking forward to the new event!

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    It would be nice to give a present or some other reward if you find all the collectibles on your island (right now you claim a reward of "blank"! Otherwise, keep up the good work!

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    Well, i really don't know if i am happy or not yet, the standard stuff is here, adventure, buffs ect, cant wait for more information!

    Btw everyone, my computer is being reset, so i may disappear for a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohannusRex View Post
    Happy to see Explorers may find presents during treasure searches. I was very disappointed that BB did not allow Explorers to gather pumpkins during the Hallowween event. Looking forward to the new event!
    ditto!
    Still around from time to time.

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    Very excited!!!

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    In addition to the School being upgraded.... I think it would be awesome with any/all of the Castles could be upgraded as well. Why not?

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