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Treasure Hunt!

Posted by Owner-Aspen on 30 Jul 2023, 12:36 pm

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Ahoy!

I am pleased to announced the start of Oceandome's Treasure Hunt!

The Treasure Hunt starts NOW and will run until 11:59 PM on August 14th.

The Prize Shoppe(s) will open when unlocked, and will close at 11:59 PM on August 21st.


Now, read on and pay close attention!

Join Your Team

To foster the spirit of cooperation, Oceandome's own Mayor Octavia has decreed that all participants in the Hunt be organized into three teams, independent of which village you hail from.

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Octavia has assigned her dear friend, Hammondae, as the Hunt's chief organizer. Hammondae will interview you each one by one to determine which team best fits your personality. What they say goes, no take backs!

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Will you be a Deapsea Dreamer, a Kreeping Kraken, or a Seafaring Serpent? Only Hammondae can say.


Once you join your team, you will be assigned a ship and meet your crew. Your crew will welcome you with a special gift, and help you to embark on your adventure!

The Treasure Map

Once aboard your ship, you will be taken to the Hunt's main hub where you see part of a Treasure Map. When the event first starts, the only accessible parts of this map will be links to a Novice Battleground and a Contest page.

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Battlegrounds, such as the novice-level Rainbow Mini Krakens, may be accessed from your Warriors' career page as well as the Treasure Map.

The Contest is a friendly art contest where players are invited to design their ship's flag. Make sure you visit the contest thread and read the rules for more info.

There are several additional map locations to be discovered! Each team will compete to discover the next part of the map by contributing Treasure Hunt Compass Fragments to a common pool.

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Treasure Hunt Compass Fragments are attained as loot from the Hunt's battlegrounds and as drops found by Explorers while doing regular exploring.

Any compass fragments you contribute will advance your team's progress towards unlocking the next area on the Treasure Map. Once an area is unlocked, every player will have access to that area, regardless of team affiliation.

If another team beats yours to unlocking the next area, don't fret. The progress your team made will be applied to the following area, thus giving your team a head start!

Most the areas unlocked will give you opportunities to do what this event is all about... hunting for treasure!

Please note that Treasure Hunt Compass Fragments will not keep their use beyond this year. So while you can hold on to extra fragments as souvenirs, they will not give a head start in the next Treasure Hunt.

Your Ship and Crew

When you first join the event, you will be given a simple boat and a crew. Hover over their icons to familiarize yourself with your shipmates.

Every 2 hours, you may send your crew out to sweep the areas around your ship to hunt for treasure and other special items.

Your ship is able to be upgraded twice. Progress on upgrading your ship is made by helping to unlock the Treasure Map by contributing Treasure Hunt Compass Fragments.

With each upgrade of your ship, you will also take on an additional crew member. This means more potential treasure found with each sweep!

Furthermore, each crewmember will give alerts to such events as new map areas being discovered, the crew being ready to search for treasure, your ship being ready for upgrade, and treasure being spotted in various areas of the map.

If personal glory is what you crave, there is a leaderboard to keep track of which ship has contributed the most fragments. You will also receive a special prize at the Hunt's end for successfully upgrading your boat to Tier 3, regardless of where you fall on the leaderboard.

Treasure

Oodles of treasure... the ultimate goal of any treasure hunt, right?

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As mentioned earlier, there are two ways to hunt for treasure:

- Sending your crew to sweep the area for treasure every 2 hours. Remember, the bigger the boat the bigger your crew, and the more treasure they will find.

- Searching unlocked areas on the map for treasure. Treasure will spawn in each area in different ways. Each area has a crew member with the ability to automatically alert you to the presence of treasure in their assigned area. So don't neglect on upgrading your boat and growing your crew!

Each team has a different pool of treasure that may be discovered by your crew with each sweep. However, your team does not effect which treasure you may discover in the areas of the treasure map.

So in the end, what do you do with your treasure?

You can convert it to Plunder Points! Plunder Points are currency which you will be able to spend on prizes at the end of the event. You may select treasure you want to convert via the link on the event page, or directly from your inventory.

NOTE! Unspent Plunder Points will not carry over to next year. However, treasure items from this year, (as well as previous years), may be converted to Plunder Points in this and future Hunts.

May your Hunt be rich with treasure!
- Fleet Admiral Aspen -

As a reminder, the Old Foxbury Grande Tourney has been postponed to a later date.

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    • Wooo! Opened my last (second, haha) dungeon mystery bag and finally got a mermaid! =D
      Here's to hopefully completing the collection next year! ^_^


    • I don't know if this'll be seen but it seems to me (and many others) that it'll be impossible to discover all map pieces by the end of the event duration. If this is the case, could the event be extended or requirements lowered? I've never done this event before so I'm getting a little nervous.


    • just curious: what happens if there's not enough players to gather enough fragments in order to unlock the shop before the event ends?


    • Yay!


    • Here's to hoping I get Deepsea Dreamers this round!


    • I got Krakens this time. Wanted Dreamers, but at least it's something different than last time! Haha! XD


    • Ganbatte!


    • ShukkĊ!


    • Lets go!


    • Yay!