Available today is a fairly large revamp to the Merit Points system. Here's everything that's now available for all to use!
While the points used to available for cash-in during Events Nights only, we're expanding this to the whole week, with a new costs structure! First, what was already available by using /points PERK:
flight - flight: Get the ability to fly for 15 minutes.
xp - XP boost: Double the XP that mobs drop for the next 30 minutes.
As a convenience, at the end of a flight period, you'll now be gently let down instead of crashing instantly to the floor.
These are joined by four new perks:
keepinv - Keep inventory: Single use. You keep your current inventory and levels if you die. If Events Night is ongoing, this won't be used up.
invis - invisibility: You get to be invisible for 30 minutes. This is great for outdoors builders in unprotected areas, as monsters won't attack unless you're very close or outright hit them.
tardis - TARDIS: Single use. Sends you instantly to the End of Time so you can exit at any location. Make sure you're somewhere on Laurasia before using this!
weather - Weather: Clear the rain and keep it that way for at least 15 minutes.
Most of these stay with you through disconnects and server changes, except the clear weather option as it's set per world. All of these are available 24/7 at the cost of 2 Merit Points, except the End of Time access which is worth 4. During Events Night, these prices get slashed by half!
Also new are Merit Vouchers: for 10 points, you can gain a Merit Voucher which can be exchanged for many things. Visit the fifth floor of Moosemart, at the Creeper Citadel, to get vouchers and view the full range of trades. This includes replicas of past event items, shortcut items for those exploring the science areas, cosmetic costumes of science mobs, heads of previous staff members, and even some exclusive items! You can head directly to the Hunter's Lodge to access any of the existing raid bosses, too.
Future draws for various items, real and digital, will also happen where the Merit Vouchers will be used as participation tickets. This replaces the end-of-the-year prizes that were offered previously to the players with the most points.
How to get points
All this is fine, but how does one get points? This is detailed on the Merit Points page. To summarize, there are three main sources:
- Vote for us every day! Enter /vote in-game, or get the links from the Help page.
- Participate in the monthly challenges in the lobby.
- Enter our various building contests!
Remember that you can vote for us every day, even if you're not interested in the points themselves: voting gives us more visibility and helps to attract new players. Give us a hand whenever you can, it's free and quick for you to do!