Don't forget that the building contest at Levansk is still ongoing! As of this posting, you still have over 11 full days to claim a lot (or more) and get building! Your goal is to fill in a mid-20th century European town or city within the existing walls. There's $25 USD to be won, plus Merit Points, so don't miss your chance!
Also underway is the Famine Birthday Event, with about three days left. You can earn a few collectibles, most notably a Cadou that gives you the power of a Totem of Undying, an attack boost and speed increase, at the cost of some of your health. Get busy!
A strange, black mold has appeared near the entrance to Pandora, and what would any good plague be without some death?
Your friendly neighorhood Famine here, asking you to clean up this mess. Following the trail of the foreign fungus will lead you to one of Pandora's native sporeling caves, so something in there must be bothering them. I'm leaving it up to you to get rid of it, and maybe bring something back for your troubles. To get to Pandora...
Via the Overworld: Currently, only the Cannon shortcut platform from the Creeper Citadel.
Via the Nether: South Nether Rail -> DeNile (2nd Stop) -> Pandora (3rd Floor)
Speaking of, that "jolly" old merchant back by the Rest House might be able to offer you something in exchange for what you find in there. I'm told he's also something of a foodie and may be willing to cook you up some special buffs if you bring him the right ingredients. Rumor has it he'll even be sticking around after this whole thing is over.
This event runs from now until the close of Events Night at 9pm EST on Sunday, May 23rd.
Until then, that scrambling lunatic Ethan Winters will be available for slaughter through a spawner in the sporeling cave at the end of the moldy trail through the mountain in Pandora. He drops a handful of items - some useful, and some not so much. He's not exactly a pushover, so this may wind up being more of a war of attrition than anything else. Be careful; he may seem harmless, though he's anything but.
One of the more handy things he'll drop is the Family Photo, which you'll want to take back and deliver to the Duke's Emporium by pressing the button on the barrel next to his cart. Do this and you'll receive a new friend to accompany you in the form of a parasitic little Cadou with the following stats:
- Cadou (Totem of Undying) [When in offhand: +8 Attack Damage, -8 Max Health, +0.08 Speed]
This can only be done once per player, so despite how overwhelming the desire may be you only really need to kill Ethan one time.
Good luck getting your hands on the prize before time runs out. Happy birthday to me!
It's been possible for a long time for anyone to run their own activities during Events Nights, but most people either don't know how, or have no idea where to start. Well, we've got something for you!
We've prepared a list of templates that you can use to run your own events, including what to do, the location, duration and rewards to offer to participants. As an extra incentive, event runners are also eligible for their own rewards if they choose to claim it!
You can check the new events page for the full details and instructions on running your own events. Note that these are templates - think references - and not absolute instructions: you can also take one as a base to develop your own concept.
This comes with a major overhaul of the attractions page; each location now has more information on each destination, including a description and the directions to get there.
If you choose to run an event, select a template and go write a post on the forums with the details. Once confirmed, it will get published on the website, social media channels, Steam group and site calendar for everyone to know! If you have any questions, ask Doctacosa either on the forums or through Discord.
Thanks to Sora for doing a lot of the initial ground work on this, and being patient with me as I was making the necessary preparations!
The maps for all worlds have been updated with a new visual layer! This interface has an improved display and modern controls which will be easier to use, especially for mobile users. Don't worry, though - this is still the same tool as before, with all the features you've come to love!
Notably, this fixes the issue of the endlessly reloading map after a server restart!
Related, Laurasia's map display has been wiped and is currently regenerating. Depending on how fast this runs, this could take a few or several days. The process will fix some color glitches while the map areas that have been deleted over time will be cleanly removed.
Kenorland: Breaking Bed
Breaking Bed invites you: enter a brand new world, find the proper materials, then make and break a bed of each color. Each succesful bed break will give you one Merit Point, once per color. This means that you can earn up to 16 Merit Points this month!
For May, enjoy a Surf'n'turf special, with fishy Fun Towers and earthy Puebla Soldiers defending their domains of the Hunter's Lodge!
All Horsemen Quests have also been updated. See the Horseman Points Guide for an indepth look at the quests, points, and how to cash them in!
The quests have been rotated for the new month. For those who have been keeping up with gathering enough tokens, Superia's guildhall is now open with heightened targets, each worth even more points. Complete your work in Laurasia and Rodinia, then unlock these new doors!
If you need details on any of these, the wiki page about the Monthly Challenges is updated as soon as each of these is ready at the beginning of the month!
Don't forget about our building contest at Levansk! It has just begun, and you have a full month available to design and build your entry. Go claim a lot and start working on ideas!