Renaissance Christmas Event - Dark Magic Awakens

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  1. Chris

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    Beginning on December 20th and running through January 5th players will be able to take part in a special Christmas Event.

    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)
    • These event scrolls work similar to the ancient MIB or taming quest events. Once used they will open a gate for 60 seconds allow you and your party to enter the event area.
    • Once the gate closes you are on your own until you complete or fail the event.
    • Each event will allow you 60 minutes to complete the challenge present within.
    • These challenges will vary from performing a specific task, killing specific monsters, killing a certain amount of monsters, or killing a certain amount of several types of monsters.
    • 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.

    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.

    Leaderboards
    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

    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.
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      Ironman Award, Awarded for using 2 or less followers. (6 Platinum Value)
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      Ironman Award, Awarded for using 5 or less followers. (4 Platinum Value)
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      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.
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    • 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
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  2. Alexandra

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    YIIIIHA!!!

    any information on rewards yet?
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    HYPEMAS
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  5. Chris

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    Rewards will be updated once the patch goes live (still a bit of work in progress with the new combined reward vendor)

    You can see how the Halloween rewards were integrated into the vendor here, Christmas will look very similar.
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  6. Erza Scarlet

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    Oh nice, christmas rewards are on the samall picture...

    Wait, where is the snow?!

    *opens larger picture*
    *reads text*

    Damnit, you got me Chris!



    Awesome to see this event back, cant wait to see my old friend Rudolph again.
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    omg!!11
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    please no XTREME OP POLAR BEARS!@!! WHEN CAN I MOUNT MY RIDEABLES OMG!!!???
  9. T3h D4ve

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    Sweet, can't wait, thanks man!

    *slaps*

    So the blue2control slot xmas bears I have from last year still gonna work the same way as last year? :)
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    Woot woot!
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    Telamon said the Bears will have no bonus this year
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    Sorry, no Easy Mode this year NNA!

    If you or anyone else wants to join the UOR Big Boys Club (current membership count: 1), go get yourself 4 of these and PM me for the secret password:
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    edit - bah, nevermind
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  15. T3h D4ve

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    Yup, all these nooblets crying out to nerf tamers cos they dont wana take a couple of days to make one, and all it does is fuck events for the people who like using tamers.
    I didn't gripe nor complain when using a tamer at events where basic weaponry was killing faster than my dragons, but apparently, that just wasnt enough.
    NERF SLAYER WEAPONRY!!!!!! TOO OP!!!!!!
    Dragons couldnt cut it last year, repond slayers were chopping elves down faster, but without anything like a dragon tanking the critter, the repond slayers didnt exactly have the chance to whittle em down quick enough to win.
    that is all.

    Final comment, @Dalavar , the whole instance is easy mode cos it's set in trammel with no fear of losing a thing other than fame.
    @NONAMEALLSTAR , how many explo kegs did you need for each run last year?

    SELLING REPOND VANQS - BIDS START AT 1MILL!!!!!!
    Free repond tambourine with every purchase.
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    edit - bah, nevermind
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  17. Dalavar

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    If you die and can't get back to your stuff, I assume you lose it, right?
  18. T3h D4ve

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    If you die, you res with your stuff still in your pack, hence, trammel/easy mode.
    If on the off chance a tamer dies, they gotta get back to their pets before they die, or res them up and back into action which lowers their skills each time, or the more likely, walk em back to the shrine slowly as ghosts to take time out to get back into it, unlike the simplicity of kamikaze melee runs.

    Unlike amibs where if ya cant get to the corpse it can be game over, cos it's in felucca, just outside papua.
  19. Chris

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    Post updated with the Christmas Reward Shop

    Dave is correct. Items do not drop on death, but otherwise they operate similar to Ancient MIB's. If you run out of time you are ejected to the event lobby with your pets. Pet stat loss is active in these events.

    Unlike last year this will be a bit more of a challenge for a single tamer to complete. The events themselves are open to all template styles, one of the unique features is that in two of the events players can find tamable animals.
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    Questions!

    • Is this patch already "live"? Basically, is the "polar bear bonus" still live until December 20th? I have old scrolls from last year still that I would like to get done really quickly, but I don't want to get in there with my polar bear posse and find out the hard way that they suddenly stink.
    • If you received an eagle ironman last year, can you earn another one this year?

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