Cryptic Chests (December Style!)

DristinDristin Member Posts: 625 Immortal
ANNOUNCE NEWS #2344
Date: 12/10/2014 at 14:53
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Cryptic Chest items

Hey folks,

Our chests are now loaded with new items, along with some familiar old ones. Details contained
below!

NEW ITEMS:
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A 25cr artifact discount voucher
- Your next credit artifact purchase at Qeddwyn's shop will be 25cr cheaper. Will stack.

An ambience token
- This can be redeemed for an ambience message attached to your character. This is essentially a
message that will show in whatever room you're standing in every few minutes. Restrictions and
standards apply. Talk to Razmael to redeem.

NEW COMPENDIUM PAGES:
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- The Forgotten Dome
- Bastion of Illdon

NEW MINIPETS:
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- a sprightly foal
- a young fawn
- an orange and white tiger cub
- a raccoon cub

RE-ADDED RELICS:
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By popular demand, a few of our old artifact relics are making a return. You will once more find
parts for the following artifact relics in the chests:
- the Eyes of the Observer
- a bracer of hammered ilmenite
- a compass of disorientation
- an ornately-framed mirror
- the star chart of Elenina

NEW RACIAL RELICS:
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Here is the list of new racial relics, their corresponding relic piece, and what they do.

Plumage (4x a clump of feathers)
- Allows access to the WINGFLUTTER emote.
- Allows you to RUFFLE FEATHERS.

Snake skin (4x a scrap of snakeskin)
- Allows you to SHED SKIN once an hour, leaving it behind as an item.

Elemental shroud (4x a glowing crystal)
- Six variants, one for each element (earth/fire/air/water/shadow/spirit).
- Changes your room description in LOOK to show you being wreathed in the specific element.
- Allows you to BLAST , a basic attack that will use the specific element.
- You can obtain multiple shrouds, but only one may be activated at once. Use ELEMENT to
select.

Mandibles (4x a crushed insect head)
- Allows access to the MASTICATE command and MANDIBLES emote normally reserved for Horkval.

Horns (4x a broken animal horn)
- Your HEADBUTT emote will deal minor damage to its target.
- You can HORNLOCK someone else with the horns relic and attempt to throw them to the ground.

Glow (4x a glowing firefly larvae)
- You can GLOWON to suffuse your body with a gentle light, appending a coloured line to your
description.
- You can FLASH to reveal any hidden people (SEARCH substitute).
- GLOWOFF to turn it off again.

Vines (4x a creeping vine tendril)
- Grants a custom message when using swing up/swing down to climb trees.
- You can use ENTANGLE as a free web tattoo effect.

REMOVED:
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- a simurgh hatchling
- a grumpy baby gorgon
- a fledgling air beast
- a snow-white ermine
- a hissing mephit
- Albedi sunspear relic parts
- dreamscape mirror relic parts
- all previous racial relics were removed
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KerrynMoirean
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Comments

  • ArekaAreka Drifting in a sea of wenches' bosomsMember Posts: 1,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Will new things have a higher chance of procing over old things? Since they're only here for a limited time?
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  • DristinDristin Member Posts: 625 Immortal
    Areka said:

    Will new things have a higher chance of procing over old things? Since they're only here for a limited time?

    Chances are equal within their groups like usual.
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  • ZsadistZsadist Member Posts: 815 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm going to ask again, as it might have been overlooked.....


    Are venom rags still recievable via Cryptic Chests? I have heard rumor they were discontinued completely, from all possible venues.
    (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!""


  • OleisOleis Producer Emeritus Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,392 admin
    Zsadist said:

    I'm going to ask again, as it might have been overlooked.....


    Are venom rags still recievable via Cryptic Chests? I have heard rumor they were discontinued completely, from all possible venues.

    They're in there.
    You say to Slyphe, "You're so freaking smart."
    [---]
    "^," Slyphe agrees with you.
    Zsadist
  • DristinDristin Member Posts: 625 Immortal
    Sorry! I meant to go back and reply to that and forgot. Anything in HELP CRYPTIC CHESTS should be up to date now, including that staying in there.
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  • RasharRashar Member Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I got a venom rag once.

    Then I traded it in.

    Then I got Templar.

    And I was sad.
    Riluo
  • AlissandraAlissandra Member Posts: 130 ✭✭✭
    Someone beat me to it! But hooray! Thank you for updating the chests! This makes up for "missing" my bus by being not-early-enough this morning! HOORAY!
  • MoireanMoirean Chairmander PortlandMember Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2014
    What about Tcanna, Volcano and Xaanhal? They still don't have compendium pages in the chests? I don't really bash the dome because the doors are funky to map, but Tcanna definitely HAS pages...is it an oversight they aren't in the chest?
    Alissandra
  • OleisOleis Producer Emeritus Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,392 admin
    Moirean said:

    What about Tcanna, Volcano and Xaanhal? They still don't have compendium pages in the chests? I don't really bash the dome because the doors are funky to map, but Tcanna definitely HAS pages...is it an oversight they aren't in the chest?

    I wouldn't call it an oversight.
    You say to Slyphe, "You're so freaking smart."
    [---]
    "^," Slyphe agrees with you.
  • MoireanMoirean Chairmander PortlandMember Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok just was verifying those zones were intentionally excluded.
  • ArekaAreka Drifting in a sea of wenches' bosomsMember Posts: 1,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can we get a way to turn off the elemental shroud? And, is there a way to add it to def so we can see which one is active?

    Alternatively, a way to ROOM VIEW or something to show what YOU look like to others in a room?
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    KerrynFaerahRivas
  • KerrynKerryn The Black Flagon InnMember Posts: 270 ✭✭✭✭
    Is the the ambience token bound to the person that opens the chest or can they be traded/sold to other individuals?

  • MaelMael Member Posts: 47 ✭✭
    Dristin said:

    ANNOUNCE NEWS #2344
    Date: 12/10/2014 at 14:53
    From: Razmael, the Synthesist
    To : Everyone
    Subj: Cryptic Chest items
    .....

    RE-ADDED RELICS:
    ----------------

    By popular demand, a few of our old artifact relics are making a return. You will once more find
    parts for the following artifact relics in the chests:
    - the Eyes of the Observer
    - a bracer of hammered ilmenite
    - a compass of disorientation
    - an ornately-framed mirror
    - the star chart of Elenina
    .......

    Is this a plan to cycle through relics like this?

    Personally it didn't make sense to me that some items got retired, and essentially removed from the game for anyone new wanting them.
  • OleisOleis Producer Emeritus Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,392 admin
    We always reserve the right to bring back some oldies. Expect a decent amount of time between appearances, though.
    You say to Slyphe, "You're so freaking smart."
    [---]
    "^," Slyphe agrees with you.
  • AlexinaAlexina the Haunted Soul Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Several of the elemental thingies were buggy. Like, my name would disapppear when using them.

    Rammus is here, shrouded. He wields a slender gray shanking dirk in his left hand and a tower shield in his right. Coribhell is here, hidden. She wields a tower shield in her left hand. , dark tendrils lurking about her. <- dark tendrils mystery person.

    Was the same with water and spirit, too.
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  • KerrynKerryn The Black Flagon InnMember Posts: 270 ✭✭✭✭
    Alexina said:

    Several of the elemental thingies were buggy. Like, my name would disapppear when using them.

    Rammus is here, shrouded. He wields a slender gray shanking dirk in his left hand and a tower shield in his right. Coribhell is here, hidden. She wields a tower shield in her left hand. , dark tendrils lurking about her. <- dark tendrils mystery person.

    Was the same with water and spirit, too.</p>

    Yeah, I bugged Spirit already. I'm sure they'll fix it soon. Till then... you can be extra sneaky! XD

  • SerriceSerrice the Black Fox Member Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welp, I caved in and purchased chests.

    (I feel kinda dirty inside)
     
    IshinFaerah
  • KerrynKerryn The Black Flagon InnMember Posts: 270 ✭✭✭✭
    (The Black Flagon Inn): Jami says, "..Qeddwyn ran out of chests :(."

    I -think- this promotion is a success. Just saying...

    TeaniFaerah
  • FaerahFaerah Member Posts: 218 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2014
    Kerryn said:

    Alexina said:

    Several of the elemental thingies were buggy. Like, my name would disapppear when using them.

    Rammus is here, shrouded. He wields a slender gray shanking dirk in his left hand and a tower shield in his right. Coribhell is here, hidden. She wields a tower shield in her left hand. , dark tendrils lurking about her. <- dark tendrils mystery person.

    Was the same with water and spirit, too.</p>

    Yeah, I bugged Spirit already. I'm sure they'll fix it soon. Till then... you can be extra sneaky! XD
    Also, if you're shrouded apparently you don't get the dark tendrils lurking about you. Sad.

    ...Though I love these chest items! First time I have wanted things in a while. Great ideas. <3
    NolaIshin
  • GwenithGwenith Member Posts: 487 ✭✭✭✭
    For the people who are curious about output of the chests here are my first ten opened:

    Chest 1)
    25 cr on opening
    Phoenix heart
    commodities: 6 iron, 6 wood, 6 steel, 6 ice
    Some gold (I had forgotten to put away hunting gold so no exact amount)

    Chest 2)
    Sigils: 2 Flame, 2 Mono, 2 Fist
    2 Ilmenite ore
    SE star chart segment
    Compass rose
    14983g

    Chest 3)
    25 cr on opening
    Sigils: 3 Mushroom, 2 Fist, Eye
    Plants: 80 lobelia, 40 ash, 40 bellwort, 80 moss
    13180g

    Chest 4)
    10 cr on opening
    Phoenix heart
    Bull eye
    16530g

    Chest 5)
    Sigils: 2 Fist, 2 Mush, 2 Flame
    Bull eye
    Feathers relic
    Shadow crystal
    11163g

    Chest 6)
    Chest piece
    Plants: 80 kelp, 40 elm, 40 moss, 40 ginseng, 40 bloodroot
    Sigils: 2 Fist, Mono, Flame, Mush, Eye
    Fengard compendium page

    Chest 7)
    2 elemental globe
    Bulls eye
    Forgotten dome compendium page

    Chest 8)
    10cr on opening
    Chest piece
    Grimstim pill
    Plants: 40 bloodroot, 80bellwort, 40 ginseng, 40 kelp, 40 goldenseal
    13739g

    Chest 9)
    Red amulet
    White amulet
    Plants: 80 bellwort, 40 elm, 40 ash, 40 lobelia, 40 goldenseal
    Insect head relic
    Fire crystal
    19932g

    Chest 10)
    Phoenix heart
    Bulls eye
    Monocle piece relic
    Compass rose relic
    2x NW starchart segment
    15761g

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  • SerriceSerrice the Black Fox Member Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So notes regarding the elemental shrouds:

    - it would be cool if they tacked a line at the end of your description.
    - it would be great if they used the defense system.
    - I don't think the blast commands works for shadow shroud.
    - I don't know how to turn shrouds off.
     
    Areka
  • AlissandraAlissandra Member Posts: 130 ✭✭✭
    @Gwenith‌

    Must... obtain... one... of... your... northwest... starchart segments... Please? :-)

    Also, @Oleis and the rest of the admin, IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT! These are awesome things!
  • SaroshSarosh Over the RainbowMember Posts: 95 Immortal
    edited December 2014
    Thank you for your feedback on the shrouds, they are quite fun.

    I will look into the Shadow shroud, and possibility of turning them off, updates to follow.
    NOTE: Spirit Shroud bug has been fixed, removing the presence of the player from the room.

    Please BUG if you notice any other issues aside from those discussed here.


    -------
    UPDATE: Shadow Blast should be working accordingly.
    BUG: If you are having personal difficulty @Serrice‌

    I believe we will look into some of the other options presented, though the relics behave a little differently in their application. I imagine the big boys up here will put in a CHANGELOG if we see an update.
    Faerah
  • EzalorEzalor Emperor D'baen CanadaMember Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The ambience tokens are currently marked and show up on ARTIFACT LIST, can these be made tradeable? If not then what happens if you get multiples?
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  • MoireanMoirean Chairmander PortlandMember Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You become the most fabulous afker ever.
    AlissandraXeniaIshinDraiman
  • RasharRashar Member Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What are the restrictions on those things? Can we use them to make a room echo that doesn't have our name in it, or is it basically an emote that happens perodically? More than one might be cool, but it'd he better if we could turn them off. (Maybe we can? I haven't bought anything yet. )
  • MoireanMoirean Chairmander PortlandMember Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Message #28809 Sent By: (aetolia) Received On: 12/11/2014/17:20
    "You have been given 1 racial relic pieces for your cryptic chest purchase."

    What does this mean? Should I have recieved one for every chest, ie was it bad to buy chests in bulk? Should I have been receiving these earlier?
  • MoireanMoirean Chairmander PortlandMember Posts: 5,612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Also, what re-rolls into what? Will the stuff like the starchart re-roll into a translocator?
  • SerriceSerrice the Black Fox Member Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    - Blast works fine, I derped and had an alias named blast.
     
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