Renaissance Christmas 2019 - Dark Magic Awakens - Dec 11th to Jan 1st

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  1. Chris

    Chris Renaissance Staff
    Renaissance Staff

    May 14, 2012
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    Beginning on December 11th and running through January 1st players will be able to take part in a special Christmas Event unique to UO Renaissance.

    How the holiday events work
    • Players must hunt the world high and low to find the various event monsters that spawn. In Dungeons, The Lost Lands and the far corners of Britannia.
    • Each of these monsters ranges in difficulty from easy (elf archer) moderate (reindeer) to very difficulty (dark elf knight).
    • Each monster has a chance to drop holiday coins and a specific event scroll (see below)
      Note: To learn about how to use these scrolls, check below.
    • These challenges will vary from performing a specific task, killing specific monsters, or killing a certain amount of monsters.
    • Once these conditions are met additional areas will open up for you to explore.
    • Once these tasks are complete you will be faced with one of 4 fearsome bosses that defend each event.
    • If you manage to defeat the boss in the time allotted you will be given a key to their treasure chests.
    • The player who owns the scroll that started the event will be provided with the key.
    • In this chest players can find normal treasure style loot, holiday coins, holiday rares, and possibly a scroll to another holiday event.

    Special Events
    Starting in 2017 players can now be rewarded with a rare special scroll allowing access to two new instances!
    The Lair of the White Witch and Krampus' lair offer a much greater challenge and contain one of a kind rewards for players brave enough to face them!
    • 30+ New creatures.
    • 30+ New rare drops.
    • 2 New hand designed bosses to challenge our players.
    • 4 new massive dungeon levels.

    Note: For our Ironman fanatics there are rewards for managing to complete these new dungeons by yourself. However they were designed with a group of 4-6 players in mind. It is entirely possible that they cannot be completed by a solo player. I am sure you will manage it, but it was not our design for it to be possible.

    How to Prepare to Tackle the Events
    • These events were designed with the following difficulty in mind.

      1 Player - Near Impossible
      2 Players - Very Challenging
      3 Players - Moderate Challenge
      4 Players - Medium Challenge
      5+ Players - Easy
    • A good sample grouping would be 3 friends. A Hybrid Mage, A Tamer, and a Fighter, One of which has bardic skills.
    • It is HIGHLY recommended you take friends with you on your first attempt on any event to learn proper strategy, where to resurrect and aggro management.
    • All of the creatures in these events will provide a variety of challenges.
    • Make sure you have enough supplies to last the duration of the event. A variety vendor is provided in each event area for emergency supplies.
    • You will not have access to a bank, stable master during the event.
    • Should you leave the event area you will not be allowed to return.

    Christmas Scrolls / Tips
    • The scrolls open a portal to a special holiday dungeon and will remain open for 60 seconds.
    • Anyone can enter the scroll gate so make sure to only use it in a safe location.
    • The staff cannot assist you with adding people to an event in progress so plan accordingly.
    • Once the gate closes you are on your own until you complete or fail the event.
    • Each event will allow you 60-115 minutes to complete the challenge present within.

    Players who complete the Christmas events will have their event attempt scored by the following values.
    At the end of the event players who have scored at the top of the leaderboards or accomplished other features during the event will earn a special reward
    Note: Much like Halloween these will be special named/colored trophies awarded for a variety of accomplishments.
    • Player Count
    • Follower Slots / Pets
    • Boss Kills
    • Mini Boss Kills
    • Minion Kills
    • Completion Time
    Holiday Event Leaderboard (Will Reset for 2019 As the event goes live)

    The Ironman System
    • Should you feel that your skills are greater than all your peers you are welcome to attempt the holiday ironman challenge for additional rewards and infamy.
    • By using only 1 character to complete any instance in the 60 minute time window you will earn an ironman award depending on the amount of follower slots you used.d
      Ironman Award, Awarded for using 2 or less followers. (6 Platinum Value)
      Ironman Award, Awarded for using 5 or less followers. (4 Platinum Value)
      Ironman Award, Awarded for using 8 or less followers. (2 Platinum Value)
      Note: The hue of the Ironman statue will match the event.
    • Should you manage to complete all 4 holiday ironman challenges with a single character you will be awarded with the following statue in your choice of event color (hue 1194,1193,1151,1153)
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    • Note: To qualify for the ironman challenge you must defeat the events boss and loot the holiday coins from their chests.

    Inevitable Failure / Practiced Success
    • Should you fail to complete the event in the time allotted or due to overall difficulty/team makeup all is not lost.
    • Simply take your completed scroll to the nearest holiday vendor found in most banks and drag the scroll onto him.
    • He will reward you with some bonus holiday coins and a holiday gift bag.
    • The player who completed the scroll does not have to be the one who turns it in.
    • The good or naughty bags can contain 10 holiday coins and a few classic holiday items.

    Event Instances
    Additional information for each instance can be found in the compendium.
    Santa's Lair
    Hidden Village
    Frozen Continent
    Ice Fortress

    Christmas Reward Shop
    ~~ Will be updated soon ~~

    This post is still work in progress, details/info can change.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2019
  2. Chris

    Chris Renaissance Staff
    Renaissance Staff

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    With the 2019 event our staff and volunteers have phased out the classic Hidden Village dungeon instance and replaced it with a newly designed location.

    With a sleepy village in a clearing near yew players will have to search the forest for the stolen gifts and return them to the villages to draw out the Grinch.

    HV1.jpg HV2.jpg HV3.jpg HV4.jpg HV5.jpg

    Credit to our resident decorators Avery and Keza for this exceptional work.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2019
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  3. Keza

    Keza Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2015
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    I do plan on getting some video of the new green scroll [​IMG] before Xmas ends. I feel its a great improvement over the old design.

    For now, you can all watch my shenanigans hunting elfs with a parry dexxer![​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. Keza

    Keza Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2015
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    Christmas 2019 has ended, another holiday year finishing with a bang! No green scroll footage but there is a good amount of video time from the two Brit town invasion events.

    Lets make 2020 even more awesome! :D

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