Explorer Career Guide
Explorer is classified as a Newbie career, because all new players should start here. It is essential for providing raw materials to Herbalists, Construction Workers, Blacksmiths, Tailors, Crafters, and Cooks. Each individual villager can explore 20 times an hour, unless they are wearing one of four Costumes granting +5 turns.
Outfits and Keepsakes can provide extra turns if they are Buffed for this career. Each villager can equip up to 6 of each.
If your Inventory is full, you are not able to Explore.
Each villager's Explorations Left resets at :00 of every hour.
You could use an Eye Spy Jawbreaker on your Active Villager to restore 2 turns immediately.
Your villager always finds between 5-10 FC and 1-4 items with each Exploration.
If you use a Snow Festival Frozen Leaf Fairy, you get one extra item for the next ten turns.
The items can be Costume Materials, Equipment Materials, Mechanical Materials, Seeds, Wood, or Steel. The specific items you find depends on your Village:
Steel, Bashful Blossoms, Emerald Feather, Sparkly Sprinkles, Earthen Slab, and Vial of Pink are available in all Villages.
Your villager can run into events while exploring:
Interactive events with village-specific locations, Wheels, Cards, and various NPCs are offered year-round. They have a variety of effects including taking away the rest of your turns, granting you extra FC, granting you extra turns, restoring all of your turns, granting you items, and doing nothing.
The Gemstone Cave is an event that can grant you a Gem Raptor Morphing Potion.
A Gem Raptor Morphing Potion allows you to transform a villager into a gem raptor, a species found only through the Explorer career.
There are also limited time explorer events that are standalone or correspond with other events on site.
Check this thread for a developing guide with details on the events and their outcomes.
Costume and Mechanical Materials can be used by Crafters.
Costume Materials can be used by Tailors.
Seeds can be used by Herbalists.
Equipment Materials can be used by Blacksmiths.
Wood can be used by Construction Workers.
Some Costume and Equipment Materials can be used by Cooks.
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During Tigereye Peak's Snow Festival spanning Dec 14-29, 2016, Explorers from all villages had the chance to find snow fairies while exploring.
Fairies were obtained from the Explorer and Warrior careers. The chance of finding them began with a 20% drop rate, decreasing by 1% with every fairy found to a 1% drop rate. This reset at the beginning of the next day.
Snow Festival 2017 introduced two new fairies: Plush and Feast. The Candle Fairy did not drop this year. The chance of finding fairies was changed to reset every even hour.
Snow Festival 2018 introduced two new fairies: Sticker and Snow Pet. The Candle Fairy returned while the Candy Cane Fairy disappeared.
Snow Festival 2019 saw the disappearance of the Candle Fairy again. What will next year bring?
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In April 2017, swarms of Buzzes and Ladybirds emerged following the introduction of events.
An encounter with a swarm granted you one Buzz or Ladybird and took away one Exploration turn.
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In May 2017, Olde Foxbury hosted its first Jousting Tournament. Users could move to Olde Foxbury for free to participate in the special exploration encounters with NPCs of the event to receive their plushes.
It was random whether you would receive the magical or non-magical variety.
Returning in 2018, Explorers could find 5 new plush.
In 2019, Explorers ran around looking for a Prize Wheel and some NPCs to chat with for Sticker Packs, Balloons, and certain colorations of Outfits/Keepsakes. The Outfits/Keepsakes can still be randomly dropped when crafting its alternate color.
Oceandome's first Annual Treasure Hunt in Aug 2017 brought Explorers back into action finding Treasure Map Fragments and using the Treasure Map to go into a special event encounter to collect treasure or materials. The 2018 Treasure Hunt did not feature any major changes.
In 2019, Explorers started finding Adventure Wheel Fragments and went into an Adventure Wheel event to get treasure and materials. Warriors could also find Fragments in the special event battlegrounds. New to the event, Explorers and Warriors could run into villagers dropping Stones.
Spring Eggstravaganza had Explorers and Warriors looking for eggs from March 31/April 1-April 5, 2018.
Dragonmaw Manor's Harvest Festival 2018 introduced a new Halloween map which included an Explorer-style Forest for event materials. Normal career explorations also yielded some event items.
The Harvest Carnival returned in 2019 with much of same Forest mechanic for event materials and items, and normal explore events that granted Stones.
FurVilla turned 2 in Dec 2018. To celebrate this second Annifursary, Explorers and Warriors could find Furvilla 2nd Annifursary Gift Boxes containing Staff gifts.
The third Annifursary brought Furvilla 3rd Annifursary Gift Boxes containing more Staff gifts.
When Shamrock Hunt 2019 ran from March 11-31, 2019, Explorers gathered Shamrocks for Crafters to use. It returned in 2020 with no changes.
During the SoupVilla event of April 2019, Explorers could be used to find some event items.
In Feb 2020, during Visions of Love, Explorers could find Recipes for Alchemists to use.