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    [Dev Diary] Easter Event 2018

    The upcoming Easter 2018 Event: New specialist, new building, new buffs and more

    Dear Settlers,

    It's time for crazy rabbids to go hippity-hop across your island, time to open stripy egg loots with a touch of hope while cleansing the island from the Party Crashers' unfortunate influence... yes, it's Easter Event time and we're sure you've been looking forward to welcoming it to your home island!
    The already known content will be made available again, along with brand new features previously announced in a Sneak Peek: a brand new specialist and a new cultural building with new buffs.

    New aspects & changes are highlighted in blue color.


    EVENT SCHEDULE
    Event Start: 26th of March, ~05:00 ET
    Start of removal phase: 16th of April, ~05:00 ET
    Complete deactivation: 23rd of April, ~05:00 ET
    Level requirement: 17+

    All relevant quest chains will be triggered upon reaching level 17; if your level is below 17, you will receive a quest tasking you to reach level 17. So hurry up, you surely don't want to miss out on all the fun!








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    Stripy Easter Eggs are the Easter Event currency.

    During the Event, all players have the chance to gather Stripy Eggs.
    Stripy Eggs can be traded. There are several ways to get them:


    • Explorers:
      The explorers will be able to find Stripy Eggs on all regular treasure searches.
    • Event Quest Chain:
      Every 5 days, you will get one Easter Quest Chain (with several sub-quests), that will offer Stripy Eggs as a reward.
    • Quests & Easter adventures:
      The Event Quest Chains will offer quests for 2 adventures in which hidden Easter Eggs have to be found.
      There are 8 adventures in total, with a maximum of 9 hidden eggs in each.
    • Guild Quest:
      Every day during the event, guilds will get one random guild quest from a total of five.
      Completing this quest at an individual level will grant a small amount of Stripy Eggs.
      The more guild members that complete their individual quest, the bigger the grand guild reward is at the end of the day.
    • Adventures:
      Almost all Missions will reward Stripy Eggs as loot. Unlike last year, this time around, almost all scenarios will reward Stripy Eggs. Ventures will not reward Stripy Eggs.
    • Expeditions:
      All Expeditions will provide Stripy Eggs as loot.
      There will be no islands with Stripy Eggs as colony yield.
    • Collectables:
      Stripy Eggs will spawn on the home island and can be collected.
    • Party Crashers:
      Every time the Party Crashers' camp is defeated, the corresponding quest will give a small amount of Stripy Eggs. You can defeat the camp with your own generals or with the help of your friends, who can use special buffs to defeat them.
    • Merchant:
      There will be packages with Stripy Eggs available for purchase in the in-game merchant.
    • Achievements:
      Some achievements will grant Stripy Eggs as a reward.
    • Event story:
      A special quest chain consisting of several mini-quests that grant Stripy Eggs as a reward.




    Much in the line of the quest chain "The Forgotten" developed for the Halloween event, Mr. Croix Sant's new delight is intended to give a little experience boost and variety to the event itself, while providing an interesting story: Mr. Croix Sant and the Easter Bunny's assistant partnered up to bring a brand new treat to the children. Meanwhile, the Easter Bunny boss has decided to skip Easter altogether this year, which has left the new-found partnership rather worried... As you progress further in the quest, you'll find out additional details to help them get things under control.

    The sub-quests composing the quest-line will be split by level ranges as usual, and the requirements and rewards will be balanced accordingly.

    Mr Croix Sant's ultimate treat
    A buff that will be necessary to be created for the "Mr. Croix Sant" quest chain. It can be produced in either the Provision house or the Rarity provision house. The buff cannot be traded or gifted, and it can be redeemed for its original cost once the event is completely deactivated.




    A new list of adventures has been selected for this year's event Seasonal Adventures. The resources rewarded upon completion of either of these adventures will be doubled. This applies only to resources and refillers, and not to the XP obtained, nor to the buffs or buildings.

    The list of seasonal adventures for Easter 2018 is:
    • Dark Priests
    • Traitors
    • The Lost Skull
    • Tomb Raiders
    • Secluded Experiments
    • Whirlwind
    • Buccaneer Roundup
    • Gunpowder
    • Victor the Vicious
    • Pirate Life
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    The Party Crashers represent the daily military objective of the Easter Event. Their camp, located on the "Event Island" in the centre of the map, is connected to the main island by a bridge. This bridge, as well as the "Event Island", can only be accessed by your generals. It cannot be built upon (buildings, decorations or roads) and collectables will not spawn on it. You can defeat the dastardly Party Crashers with your very own generals, or by asking your friends for help to bribe them off your island if your millitary might is predisposed.


    The two ways of defeating The Party Crashers
    • Take Up Arms
      If you're into military campaigns, you can simply send your generals to confront the Party Crashers with a show of force. Initiate the attack to the Party Crashers' camp located in the centre of the map; your general will cross the bridge over the lake and will introduce the crashers' to the pointy ends of their weapons.
    • Talk It Out
      If your generals are busy with more important matters, why not go for a diplomatic victory? Ask your friends to create buffs in any of their provision houses to help you with the Party Crashers. The buffs themselves will not change any units in the camp, but it will cause the "Peace" quest to progress to competition. It is important to note as well that this will only happen if the quest is active, so using a buff on a friend's island whose Party crashers camp has already been destroyed, will be wasted. The production time in the Rarity Provision Houses should match the production time of a Provision House with a Level 5 upgrade. Also in both provision houses, the production cost will be identical.

      When using buffs on a friend's island to clear the Party Crashers' camp, a new interface will appear, allowing you to apply multiple buffs, similar to defeating a Golem for the Halloween event.


    Once the camp is destroyed, smoking ruins will be left in its place and you will receive Stripy Eggs as a reward from the corresponding quest. However, the Party Crashers won't be gone for good; the camp will begin reconstruction for the next 23 hours and they'll be back to cause more mischief! Every passing day, the units inside the camps will become stronger, and require stronger units (or more waves). To complete this part of the event, you will have to surpass 15 encounters! Are you up to the task?...

    The "Party Crashers" feature is available until the Removal phase.

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    Achievements



    As in previous year, there will be unique achievements related to the event, which include Stripy Eggs rewards. The achievements are connected to a certain building and depending on the points you gathered, the building will change its design. No achievement will grant 0 points and it will not be required to have 100% of achievements to reach the final level of the achievement building.


    The Easter achievements deal with many aspects of the event:
    • Finding eggs during Explorer searches
    • Collecting eggs from adventure loot
    • Completing Easter quests
    • Helping friends with buffs
    • Collecting eggs from your home island







    Achievement building

    A special achievement building that was first introduced with Easter Event 2015 is making an impressive comeback: The Easter Basket! It works just like any other residence building, providing space for settlers, and it can only be upgraded when you reach a certain number of achievement points during the (current) event.


    Finishing Easter quests or playing Easter buff adventures are only two of many ways of collecting Easter achievement points.



    • Acquiring the building
      The building will be available as a quest reward from the quest chain "For my most loyal egg hiders". Once claimed, it will be available in the Star Menu and can be placed on a free spot. The Easter Basket will be available after the Easter 2018 event, independent of any achievements completed.
    • Residence function:
      The building works like a residence building providing space for settlers.

      → Level 1: 40 Settlers, Easter event 2018 Achievement points needed: 0




      → Level 2: 50 Settlers, Easter event 2018 Achievement points needed: 50




      → Level 3: 60 Settlers, Easter event 2018 Achievement points needed: 200




      → Level 4: 90 Settlers, Easter event 2018 Achievement points needed: 375




      → Level 5: 140 Settlers, Easter event 2018 Achievement points needed: 560




      → Level 6: 180 Settlers, Easter event 2018 Achievement points needed: 800



    • Upgrade conditions:
      To upgrade the building's level, specific Easter 2018 achievement points have to be gathered.
      Every time enough points are earned, an icon will indicate that the building can be upgraded.
      The upgrade can be done without any additional cost.
    • Indestructible:
      The building is indestructible. When destroyed, it will appear in the star menu.
      It can be built again and upgraded to the original level again without additional cost.
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    Easter 2018 event Shop


    Already announced in February's Sneak Peek, the Iron-Willed Geologist is the new specialist of this year's event. His distinctive feature is finding iron ore deposits of doubled size in half the usual time. Surely this does come in handy!


    Name: Iron-Willed Geologist (Limit: 2*)
    Description: Geologist that finds iron ore deposits of doubled size.
    The deposits are found in half the usual time.
    Price: 945 Stripy Eggs



    Name: Courageous Explorer (Limit: 1*)
    Description: Explorer that rolls the loot table for treasures twice on every treasure search.
    Travels twice as fast as regular explorers.
    Price: 1,495 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Intrepid Explorer (Limit: 1*)
    Description: Explorer that rolls on the loot table for adventures twice with every adventure search.
    Travels twice as fast as regular explorers.
    Price: 995 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Master of Martial Arts (Limit: 1*)
    Description: A special attack General. Recovers and travels to an adventure island twice as fast as a Tavern General.
    Leads 220 units, has 1st strike, splash damage, attacks the weakest target first.
    Price: 4,595 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Master of Defense (Limit: 1*)
    Description: Special General. Recovers and travels to an adventure island twice as fast as a Tavern General. He deals a decent amount of damage.
    He has a very high amount of Hit Points and leads up to 200 units. Splash damage, attacks the weakest target first.
    Price: 3,450 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Veteran General (Limit: 1*)
    Description: A Special attack General. Recovers and travels to an adventure island twice as fast as a Tavern General.
    Leads up to 250 units.
    Price: 3,280 Stripy Eggs




    The Spring Park

    The Spring Park is the new culture building made available with this year's Easter Event. As with any other culture building, it applies zone-wide buffs at the expense of resources. To use the building, you have to click a button in its UI, that will prompt a zone-wide buff on your island.

    While this event's limit is set to 1 per player, the Spring Park may be available again in the future. Owning multiples of the same building will not offer separate functionalities or cooldowns. Instead, every duplicate increases the cooldown speed by 100%. For example, a buff that will usually trigger a 1-hour cooldown will only trigger a 20 minute cooldown if you own 3 buildings (60min / 300%).



    Very much in line with this event's theme, the Spring Park produces spring themed buffs: Walpurgis Night, Spring Festival and Spring Cleaning.

    Buff nameDescriptionCostCooldownIcon
    Walpurgis NightDuring this festival, witches perform rituals that will help them find ingredients for spells and potions.

    Zone effect: Highlights all collectibles on your home island with blue arrows.
    Duration: 5 minutes
    100 Magic Beans47h
    Spring FestivalHold a festival that celebrates the reawakening of nature and access to fresh cooking ingredients.

    Zone effect: +100% production speed
    Targets: Provision House, Rarity Provision House
    Duration: 8 hours
    750 Brew

    2,000 Bread
    47h
    Spring CleaningThe whole island comes together to clean up everyone's houses and perform maintenance on machinery.

    Zone effect: +200% output
    Targets: Improved Farm, Improved Mill, Improved Bakery, Improved Silo, Improved Watermill, Improved Butcher, Improved Deerstalker Hut
    Duration: 6 hours
    1,000 Water

    1,500 Tools
    47h
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    Name: The Spring Park (Limit: 1*)
    Type: Building (Not giftable, not tradable)
    Description: Culture building with three buffs.
    Price: 2,645 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Improved Mill (Limit: 3*)
    Type: Building (Not giftable, tradable)
    Description: A building that produces flour three times as fast as a regular mill.
    Price: 625 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Floating Residence (Limit: 2*)
    Type: Building (Not giftable, not tradable)
    Description: Residence to be built on water, provides space for at least 40 Settlers (level 1).
    Price: 165 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Improved Butcher (Limit: 2*)
    Type: Building (Not giftable, tradable)
    Description: Places a building that produces sausages three times as fast as a regular butcher.
    Price: 625 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Improved Silo (Limit: 2*)
    Type: Building (Not giftable, tradable)
    Description: Refills fields three times as fast as the regular silo.
    Price: 1,325 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Watermill (Limit: 3*)
    Type: Building (Not giftable, tradable)
    Description: Produces water without consuming resources.
    Price: 535 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Rabbits Wheat Field
    Type: Building (Not giftable, tradable)
    Description: Holds 6,000 wheat.
    Price: 145 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Raving Rabbid Statue
    Type: Building (Giftable, tradable)
    Description: Decoration building with sound.
    Price: 425 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Easter Bunny Topiary
    Type: Building (Giftable, tradable)
    Description: Decoration building.
    Price: 145 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Decorative Tree Pack
    Type: Building (Giftable, tradable)
    Description: A decorative Elm, a decorative Maple and a decorative Beech.
    Price: 75 Stripy Eggs




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    Name: "Where do Easter eggs come from?"
    Type: Buff Adventure
    Description: Special Easter buff adventures only available during the event.
    Price: 99 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Arctic Explosion
    Type: Mini Adventure (Level 36)
    Description: A Mini Adventure for one player.
    Price: 35 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Bastille Island
    Type: Mini Adventure (Level 42)
    Description: A Mini Adventure for one player.
    Price: 35 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Garrun the Trapper
    Type: Adventure (Level 26+)
    Description: Garrun the Trapper has decided to take it upon himself to sabotage Easter. Help free all the bunnies!
    Price: 95 Gems



    Name: Easter Egg Roll
    Type: Buff
    Zone Effect: +100% recruitment speed on Barracks, Elite Barracks for 8 hours.
    Price: 185 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Good Weather Charm
    Type: Buff
    Zone Effect: Bathes your island in bright sunlight for 7 days (10.5 days on friend/guild mate)
    Price: 49 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Mr. Croix Sant
    Type: Buff
    Effect: Use on a bakery to increase its productivity x3 for 24 hours.
    Price: 30 Stripy Eggs


    Name: A celebrity comes to town
    Type: Buff
    Effect: Use on the Mayor's house to increase growth to 400% for 12 hours.
    Price: 50 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Chocolate Pralines
    Type: Buff
    Effect: Speeds up the Provision House's production times up to 300% for 12 hours.
    Price: 120 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Chocolate Rabbit
    Type: Buff
    Effect: Halves the production time of the Provision House for 12 hours
    Price: 85 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Rabbit Lucky Charm
    Type: Buff
    Effect: Increases the effectiveness of a workyard up to 300% for 48 hours
    Price: 280 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Inspirational Speech
    Type: Buff
    Effect: Increases the effectiveness of all nearby workyards (3 squares radius buff) up to 300% for 12 hours
    Price: 455 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Iron Ore Extractor
    Type: Buff
    Effect: Increases the production of Iron mines up to 400% for 24 hours
    Price: 259 Stripy Eggs




    Name: Sack of Omniseeds
    Type: Refiller
    Effect: Adds 2,500 to any deposit.
    Price: 300 Stripy Eggs


    Name: 200 Grout
    Type: Resource
    Description: Resource needed to upgrade buildings to level 6.
    Price: 130 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Mineral Rabbit
    Type: Refiller
    Description: Adds 6,000 coal to a coal deposit.
    Price: 145 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Buff Surprise
    Type: Mystery / Surprise Box
    Description: Provides a randomly chosen buff (amongst others: coal/iron/gold refiller, Rabbit Lucky Charm, Cookies, etc.).
    Price: 89 Gems


    Name: Omniseed
    Type: Refiller
    Effect: Adds 250 to a deposit of your choice
    Price: 30 Stripy Eggs


    Name: Small Easter Egg Basket
    Type: Resource
    Description: Contains 65 Stripy Easter eggs.
    Price: 99 Gems


    Name: Big Easter Egg Basket
    Type: Resource
    Description: Contains 260 Stripy Easter eggs.
    Price: 395 Gems
    *: Important information about the item limits:
    Limited to the given amount per player for this year's event. If you already own the item (regardless of the amount) from a previous event, you can obtain the listed amount of the item again this year.


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    WHAT HAPPENS AT THE START OF THE REMOVAL PHASE?
    (16th of April, ~05:00 ET)

    • Easter quests will be deactivated, except Easter guild quests. As soon as a new Guild Quest is received (at the normal time), no new event guild quests will be received. Regular guild quests will reappear instead.
    • Achievements will no longer be obtainable, and the final score of the obtained Easter 2018 achievements will be the one that determines the level of the event building.
    • The achievement category will disappear for players who didn't gain achievement points during the event.
    • The first spawn of collectables after the Removal phase won't provide Stripy Eggs anymore.
    • Explorers won't find Stripy Eggs anymore:
      In very rare cases, when returning shortly after Removal phase, Stripy Eggs will still be found.
    • Adventure and Expedition loot won't include Stripy Eggs anymore if completed during Removal phase, regardless of when they were started.
    • The Easter design will be removed from the loading screen.
    • The Event window will be deactivated.
    • The Event shop will still be available.






    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT DEACTIVATION?
    (23rd of April, ~05:00 ET)

    • The Event Shop category will be deactivated.
    • New trades containing Stripy Eggs cannot be posted anymore.
      Existing trade offers containing Stripy Eggs will be invisible until they expire.
    • Stripy Eggs will be removed from the game and exchanged for Gold Coins.
      The exchange will be conducted with the next game update, see "Stripy Egg exchange"-info below for details.






    With the next game update. The exact date and time will be announced in time.

    All Stripy Eggs will be removed from the game and converted to Coins (1 Stripy Egg = 1 Coin).
    Please keep an eye on the Game Update news for details.
    • Every player will receive a message in the game.
    • Stripy Eggs in the Mayor's House will be automatically exchanged to Coins and sent via in-game mail.
    • In case there were no Stripy Eggs left to exchange, the mail includes no Coins.
    • Stripy Eggs in the Star Menu will be exchanged to Coins and appear as Coin buffs in the Star menu.
    • All running trade offers and requests will be removed from the trade.
    • The invested resources will be sent back attached to an in-game message including
      Coins instead of Stripy Eggs.
    • Stripy Eggs as message attachment (e.g. from adventures or Explorer searches)
      will be exchanged to Gold coins. The mail will remain unchanged but contain Gold Coins instead of Stripy Eggs.

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