Renaissance Christmas Event - Dark Magic Awakens

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  1. Chris

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    Beginning on December 18th and running through January 5th players will be able to take part in a special Christmas Event.
    Note: Event dates can be subject to small changes

    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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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2016
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    CHRISTMAS HYPE!!!
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    YESSSS!
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    /me fires up hype thrusters
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  5. Steady Mobbin

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    If anybody has room I would love to tag along and help. I played the Halloween event and basically just got my ass handed to me over and over and over. Im hoping to try and survive a little longer this event so I can get enough Holiday coin for a Christmas tree.

    Mobbin in IRC
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    Awesome. This looks like a lot of fun!
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    Looks amazing. Can someone pm me if you care for a lumberjack to tag along on one of these? I wasn't very successful with the thanksgiving ones.
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    Undoubtedly this is a very cool and festive, you need to find two more in an attack on New Year's monsters :cool:
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    BUUUUTTTTTTT....


    WHAT ARE THE GIFTTTTTSSSSS!!!!!!!!



    *rubs hands together gleefully anticipating new hair dye*
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    Sandals. Daddy needs a new pair of sandals.
  12. Cherie

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    So are we still doing the normal hunts we do for Christmas? when is this starting?
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    You've been naughty this year. Santa and I have already discussed your particular case on the naughty list. You had better prepare yourself for a lump of thigh boots in your stocking.
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    I will be pulling some newer people to run scrolls during the event. If you are interested (as several people apparently are), please send me a PM here in the forums with your IRC info and the rough times/days that you're generally available. Nothing is set in stone but I'll start on a list this next week.
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    Looks like it's time to break out of retirement!
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    I just wanted to let you know... that your signature is from one of my favorite 'holiday' movies of all time. I watch it every year when we inevitably get snowed in.
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  17. Rayth

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    So uhhh... it's the 18th now.

    *looks left, then right*
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    Hypeee ! Can't wait to try the events out :)
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    Tentative Reward Vendor is now up, still finalizing the prices/rewards but its mostly finished. (Ignore the 2015 header =)

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    Please tell me the masks aren't numbered
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