Artifact ideas contest!

RazmaelRazmael Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,063 admin
Hi folks,

Once upon a time we had a contest of sorts where we asked you for your (serious) ideas on new artifacts we can put in. That contest is making a return!

Post ideas here for that artifact you've always wanted. If we like the idea, and decide to put it into the game, you'll get a copy of that artifact for free! This offer will only be running for the next couple of weeks (I'll post when it's closed).

In order to encourage thought-out ideas, I'm going to be limiting it to 5 ideas per person. So don't just go suggesting ideas willy-nilly in the hopes you'll get lucky and score that free arti!

Some disclaimers and so on:
* The first person to suggest the closest thing to the artifact we end up releasing will receive credit.
* Ultimately, the above disclaimer is up to our discretion. As an example, if you were the first to post 'increased exp gain' as an idea, and someone later posts a more elaborate artifact that includes exp gain amongst it powers, they'll likely be the ones we give credit to.
* Only suggestions posted to this thread will count.
Zsadist
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  • ZsadistZsadist Member Posts: 815 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Artifact 1: An artifact that, when worn, all aggressive mobs will always focus on attacking the wearer first before anyone else in the room. If multiple people have it, it goes back to being random among the people that have the worn artifact.

    Artifact 2: An artifact that, when worn or in your inventory, should the owner be the one tapping/controlling a minor/lesser, the amount of ylem collected will be doubled (this can be stacked with the white orbs to further increase ylem gain). This item WILL ONLY work for the owner.

    Artifact 3: This artifact can go one of two ways...
    -First way: A tiered pot/cauldron that allows the Concoctionist/Reanimator to put in larger amounts of ingredients. Tier 1: 750, Tier 2: 1000, Tier 3: 1500
    -Second way: The pot/cauldron simply is larger and holds double the amount of ingredients, up from 500 at a single time to 1000.

    Artifact 4: An artifact similar to that of Telepathy Glance. It allows the user to look into the target's room and see what they see, so long as they are in the same area. (Something akin to the way the Beast's mirror worked in Beauty and the Beast. Don't judge me.)

    Artifact 5:
    Post edited by Zsadist on
    (Oasis): Benedicto says, "There was like 0.5 seconds between "Oh hey, they're in area. That was quick." and "OMFG THEY'RE IN THE AREA STAHP STAHP!""


    Akaryuterra
  • SaritaSarita The Pillars of the EarthMember, Guildmaster Posts: 675 ✭✭✭✭
    A set of rock harvesting and rockcrushing artifacts either separate or combined for a slightly lower price that let you hunt for a rock color to increase the chance of finding those rocks (for the harvest ability) and raise the amount of inks per rock to 5 (for the crush ability instead of the current 2-3. The hunting wouldn't guarantee that you would always and only find that rock, but it could raise the chance by maybe 20-40% of the base chance for that color.
  • IllidanIllidan Pray AreaMember Posts: 962 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    A 1 time use artifact that you can consume to grant you Tri Trans access to any class you choose for 24 hours.

    Environment Multiplier: Make an entire area overgrowth/sanded with no willpower drain for 5 minutes. Usable once per aetolian day.
                                    
                 Faaaaaaaaaaabulous!                                          Adorable!                                                               UHMAYZING!

    Calipso has been slain by the divine might of Razmael, the Synthesist.

    Illidan said: You already knew that there's some dumb-as-unicorns attention mongering wanna-be troll going around and robbing people.
    Calipso said: For the first time on the forums, Im actually 100% in agreement with Illidan.
  • MadeladeMadelade In a shack somewhere in the wildernessMember Posts: 6
    An artifact oven/fireplace, where you don't have to buy separate pots and pans and kettles to cook the food. You simply COOK AT OVEN/FIREPLACE.
  • CorynCoryn Spokane, WaMember Posts: 69 ✭✭✭
    Artifact 1: a fishing net: Similar to the spear, but catches 10 fish once every IG day

    Artifact 2: Arm Wrestling Table: Place this anywhere and challenge someone to an arm wrestling match(A man can dream, right?)

    Artifact 3: A one time use coin that adds x(5k? 10k?) amount of rep towards a certain faction. Only usable after the first rank in said faction

    Artifact 4:

    Artifact 5:
  • KanivaraKanivara Member Posts: 18 ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    idea 1:
    a venatium tool box
    holds all your crafting tools if you have any. Think weaponbelt for things used in crafting like pots, crafting boons, kegs... basically to declutter your inventory if you're a mondo crafter like Eleanor/Erzsebet! Extra bonus of slow decay for things kept within maybe.

    idea 2:
    Banner of Leadership
    Gives a 15% xp boost to everyone following you and/or in web, if in PvE. 5% bonus in PvP. Must be worn (on back) to function. Yes, this idea was spawned by the commander's seal. Alas, I am broke, and could not bid on it. So behold! Something similar but not exact enough to be annoying.

    idea 3
    compact mirror
    Allows you to store 2-3 extra character descriptions so you can swap between even more at will. Great for performers and people who change description between outfits. Beyond what's there I mean.

    idea 4
    ancient, crumbling linguistics tome
    Lets you learn a discontinued language. One-use, pricier than the language tokens for Iron Coins. -OR-. One-use and only gets you halfway through and you have to finish learning by reading/speaking.

    idea 5
    a bag of venatium caltrops
    once-per-day non-classed crystalforest. Bypasses levitation?
    Or maybe it could just slow a person down like backstab but for a shorter duration, because stepping on sharp things sucks but not as bad as getting stabbed in the butt.
    Post edited by Kanivara on
  • EmelleEmelle the Seer Seer's WoodMember Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Kanivara said:

    idea 3
    compact mirror
    Allows you to store 2-3 character descriptions so you can swap between them at will. Great for performers and people who change description between outfits!

    This feature already exists for free! Syntax in HELP DESCRIPTION (4.6)
    XeniaYeroAkaryuterra
  • DaanurDaanur LouisianaMember Posts: 2
    edited July 2016
    My Idea: An arti that lets you SEE exactly the areas FOCI are in and at your choice can translocate you to the exact spot!

    Oh! new idea, A fishings records book that updates with all the World Records, the hole caught for each fish and the person who caught it!
  • DaanurDaanur LouisianaMember Posts: 2
    edited July 2016
    removed
  • IllidanIllidan Pray AreaMember Posts: 962 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    An artifact that just lets you understand any language when worn, including other endgame languages or others that are otherwise inaccessible.

    Riftwalking Shoes: You can teleport to any room in the game by using the vnum. 4 hr cooldown and can't be used on monoliths.
                                    
                 Faaaaaaaaaaabulous!                                          Adorable!                                                               UHMAYZING!

    Calipso has been slain by the divine might of Razmael, the Synthesist.

    Illidan said: You already knew that there's some dumb-as-unicorns attention mongering wanna-be troll going around and robbing people.
    Calipso said: For the first time on the forums, Im actually 100% in agreement with Illidan.
    Akaryuterra
  • AishiaAishia Queen Bee Member Posts: 1,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    An artifact that you can shove all your curatives in and still be able to use them, pipes, vials, tinderbox etc, to cut down on inv spam.




    KanivaraAloli
  • PhendegwenPhendegwen Member Posts: 33 ✭✭✭
    A fumologist's rolling kit: Just like any other 2x crafting artifact, but for fumology.
  • PhendegwenPhendegwen Member Posts: 33 ✭✭✭
    Also: A fumologist's recipe book: Expands the available BLEND LIST slots to a much higher number (50?)
    Kanivara
  • TozToz Member Posts: 2,153 ✭✭✭✭✭
    - An artifact to let you send/receive mail from a haven
    - A punching bag. TRANSFORM BAG to turn it into a person token that you can hit with all skills like they were in-room with you. Doesn't do anything to the actual player, just lets you collect offense lines on it.
    - A polished kibble bowl: instantly age a warhound to old enough to breed with, usable 1/RL week.
    - An artifact tinderbox. I hate when that thing decays, because I never notice - not like it shows up on pipelist etc.
    - Goggles of fogsight, let you see through fog (why whitesight but no fogsight?)
    (Oasis): Azzello says, "I'll still never forget the first time I saw Toz throwing hammers."
    (Oasis): Azzello says, "I freaked out and thought they had somehow managed to pull me into them."
    (Oasis): Azzello says, "So I tumbled away from my team and into theirs."


    KanivaraShachalaiXenia
  • KanivaraKanivara Member Posts: 18 ✭✭
    Emelle said:
    idea 3 compact mirror Allows you to store 2-3 character descriptions so you can swap between them at will. Great for performers and people who change description between outfits!
    This feature already exists for free! Syntax in HELP DESCRIPTION (4.6)
    Thanks, you're person 2 to say something. So I made it be an -extra- thing. Cuz yeah.
  • SarkisSarkis Member Posts: 107 ✭✭✭
    - A quill or pen that lets you write books and other documents anonymously.

    - A scholar's chest, cart, or the like that works like a library, but is mobile and accessible from your inventory. If set down, it can operate somewhat akin to a mobile shop, allowing others to access it.

    - A mechanical chirurgeon. Has a random chance to cure and heal you or to cause one of several ailments once a howling. "When it works, it works great! When it doesn't, it breaks all your bones. I once had to rescue a novice from it before it extracted her liver." Could be fun to write all the terrible ways it fails. Possibly when it works, it grants some sort of small buff/buffs?
    Aloli
  • IllidanIllidan Pray AreaMember Posts: 962 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Sorry for all the posts, but this'll be my last one:

    1. A one time use artifact that you can consume to grant you Tri Trans access to any class you choose for 24 hours.

    2. Environment Multiplier: Make an entire area overgrowth/sanded with no willpower drain for 5 minutes. Usable once per aetolian day.howling.

    3. An artifact that just lets you understand any language when worn, including other endgame languages or others that are otherwise inaccessible.

    4. Riftwalking Shoes: You can teleport to any room in the game by using the vnum. 4 hr cooldown and can't be used on monoliths.

    5. An artifact that allows you to revive mutual allies from anywhere on the continent without requiring their corpse on hand. Works only if they died via PvE and the corpse will be destroyed on revival. Heroes neva die.
    Post edited by Illidan on
                                    
                 Faaaaaaaaaaabulous!                                          Adorable!                                                               UHMAYZING!

    Calipso has been slain by the divine might of Razmael, the Synthesist.

    Illidan said: You already knew that there's some dumb-as-unicorns attention mongering wanna-be troll going around and robbing people.
    Calipso said: For the first time on the forums, Im actually 100% in agreement with Illidan.
  • AishiaAishia Queen Bee Member Posts: 1,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Level 2 Shopping Guidebook: Let you send a gnome to make a purchase for you and have the item delivered.




    EmelleAloliErzsebet
  • ShachalaiShachalai Member Posts: 25 ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Idea #1:
    a wooden coronet
    * Decreases equilibrium costs for one class's skillsets by 7%. Once chosen, this class cannot be changed.

    Idea #2:
    a crystalline glove
    * When using crystalism, eliminates the need to outcache and spin crystals - as long as you have the necessary crystals in your cache or inventory, they will automatically be spun and embedded into the desired vibration. The length of the vibrations created by the glove are doubled. Also allows you to use the focus vibration without spending crystals.
    * The dominion crystal power CAN be added to this artifact, and only this artifact, in which case you end up with a crystalline dominion glove that's also capable of embedding vibrations right from the crystal's facets.

    Idea #3:
    a trident brooch
    * When attacking multiple foes simultaneously, you gain 1% of the damage done to every foe beyond the first as health. Critical hits, in the case of PvE, can affect this percentage.

    Idea #4:

    Idea #5:
    Post edited by Shachalai on
  • AloliAloli Member Posts: 12 ✭✭
    a gardener's sickle

    This would allow the harvester to pick more than one specific type of plant to harvest if they don't want to harvest only one or all plants in a room.
    For example: Sickle all myrrh ginseng
    XeniaTeaniEmelle
  • KerrynKerryn The Black Flagon InnMember, Guildmaster Posts: 270 ✭✭✭✭
    A keepsake box, that you can store preserved letters in, akin to a keyring for keys.

    A greenhouse environment, a room that allows you to plant X amount of flowers/vegetables, etc. Which after a short time, will grow in the room to be harvested. Can be harvested once a rl day, will continue to produce until the owner digs them up and replants the area with something else. Owner, simply must find what they want to grow in the world and plant it. For every one plant planted, the owner would get 2-5 that could be harvested. After planted, owner must water it once for it to grow. No tedious upkeep, just plant, water and wait then harvest and wait for more to be produced.

    A saltwater aquarium - similar to the aquarium in the game now, only with saltwater fish. Clowns, star fish, octopi, shrimp, snails etc. That provide room messages occasionally of the fish swimming. The artifact one, holds more fish and has a greater variety. Could even have it linked to fishing. That you must catch the fish yourself and add it. But each fish added would have it's own custom room message.

    An artifact that allows you access to two mercantile skills instead of one.

    An ice chest - Allow players to drop it in homes. Food/drink placed within is kept fresh longer. (slows decay time of food/drink only.)






  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    A hunter's shroud: delays agressive mobs from targeting the wearer for several second after the wearer enters their room or they enter the wearer's room. Wouldn't work on player-loyal ents or guards.

    A manaleech charm: Similar to rune of the leech, this item would give 5% of any targeted damage the player deals to that player in the form of mana.


    Stormlord's barding: an artifact that can be put on and removed from mounts, would allow the rider of a mount equipped with it to spur mount skywards.

    An intricate essence syphon: A single use artifact, similar to crystals of rebirth. Could be used by Azudim or Yeleni to revert to Tekal.

    A delicate elemental brand: this artifact would give the owner access to an elemental language (like the ones that you could get briefly from that quest a few years ago), and (possibly) could be used a few times per season to summon elementals like the elemental globes.
    Post edited by Xavin on

    Akaryuterra
  • ZsadistZsadist Member Posts: 815 ✭✭✭✭
    Xavin said:

    A banker's notebook: Would allow the player to withdraw and deposit from personal bank accounts without actually being a the bank. Could potentially be divided into four artifacts, one for each bank.

    There's actually an artifact similar to this already. It's called the Hoarder's Vault and it was a limited sale item. It allows the player to deposit/withdraw gold into it, anytime, anywhere.
    (Oasis): Benedicto says, "There was like 0.5 seconds between "Oh hey, they're in area. That was quick." and "OMFG THEY'RE IN THE AREA STAHP STAHP!""


  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Huh. The more you know I guess.

  • AlexinaAlexina the Haunted Soul Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1: Armour runes that attach to shields/armour much like weapon runes.

    #2: Artifact book tattoo.

    #3: An artifact power that delays automatic resetting of the item by 1/2/3 hours.

    #4: The ability to GUARD another player, intercepting all attacks on them by mobs (would not work against area attacks or against player-loyal mobs). Or what Zsadist suggested.

    #5: The ability to grant yourself a blessing once per season (in addition to the Ylem power).
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    Akaryuterra
  • ZsadistZsadist Member Posts: 815 ✭✭✭✭
    Alexina said:


    #5: The ability to grant yourself a blessing once per season (in addition to the Ylem power).

    That already exists too. Its called a prayer mat, where you BESEECH your city patron/god for a blessing and can be used every season. It was a promo item back in November, I believe.
    (Oasis): Benedicto says, "There was like 0.5 seconds between "Oh hey, they're in area. That was quick." and "OMFG THEY'RE IN THE AREA STAHP STAHP!""


  • YeroYero Member Posts: 18 ✭✭
    1. a research society membership card lets you buy any of the amulets from your respective research vendor, regardless of the current choices. These amulets cannot leave your inventory, similar to letter satchel letters.
  • RasaniRasani Member Posts: 119 ✭✭✭
    Anything at all ever that allows for bulk smelting.
  • MissariMissari Member Posts: 208 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    1) A Rainbow Hued Parxian Orb - allows the activation of one of the of the Parxian orb defences (or all of them :D)

    2) A harvester's spade - wielded while harvesting, doubles the number of plants that you get for HARVEST ALL ([plant]|plants)

    3) Titan's Heartstone - allows for the owner's stats to go above 21 when not actively engaged in PvP

    4) Draekathi Vacuum Chamber - ATTACH this to your ylem binding gauntlet and it will automatically absorb ylem as it appears in the room.

    5) Lubricating Grease - Gives you 7% balance gain bonus, does NOT stack with racial enhancements. (Just frees up a point to be put somewhere else.)
    Post edited by Missari on
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