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Author:  acomputerdood [ Thu May 17, 2012 10:13 am ]
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this thread will list all official events associated with the NWPAD event coming up (18 June to 3 July). the thread will remain locked to regular players to keep it easy to stay up to date. discussions of specific events are welcome in other threads, of course.

for guests, the official dalakora webpage is: http://www.dalakora.com

we generally don't plan too many official events, but we'll try to commit to some and schedule them here.

we do, however, often generate random adventures and areas on the fly. those will also be posted here to notify everybody of the latest.


the first event we will be participating in is the Official World Walker Challenge. this is a cross-server event that encourages players to explore other worlds.

each server restart (0700 and 1900 EST), the DMs will be dropping an NWPAD treasure chest somewhere in the dalakora world. usually, it will be in lowbie type areas (for other world-walkers joining the server). although sometimes it might be in high level custom areas that are reachable by Quest Only Characters. the chest also may be in a low level custom area that's linked from another low level area. the DMs may give clues for the location if they feel it is tricky or non-standard.

in the official cross-server event, only one entry per server is allowed in the two week time frame. in addition to honoring the Grand World Walking Wizard (the player who walks the most worlds overall), dalakora will reward its own players for each NWPAD chest they find (only one per restart). special prizes will also be given out to the top three players on dalakora that find the most prize codes on the server.

a further discussion of the NWPAD and possible events is here.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:30 am ]
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NWPAD is officially underway at dalakora!

our first chest has been set early tonight since i won't be around tomorrow morning to do it. the restart in the morning has been canceled, so you have from now until monday night's (EDT) restart. that should be what, 2300 UTC i believe.


this first chest should be pretty easy - it's in the most cliche'd location for the newest adventurers.

happy hunting!


PS - remember to find a chest each 12 hours on dalakora - you'll be locally rewarded for each one you find per restart (0700 and 1900 EDT / 1100 and 2300 UTC).

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:34 pm ]
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CRAP ON A STICK!

i goofed up and made the level restriction on the chests backwards! they were supposed to be limited to only allow people UNDER a certain level to claim them. instead it only allows players OVER the level cap to claim them.



EDIT: all fixed now.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:19 pm ]
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tonight's chest is still pretty close!

just a short boat ride away.


happy hunting.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:42 am ]
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today's chest is up.

have fun guy(s)!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:33 pm ]
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WARNING!!!

Please do not feed the Bears !

Author:  acomputerdood [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:42 am ]
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there's a warehouse in south manay that seriously needs some pest control. (lvl 10 cap)

Author:  acomputerdood [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:36 pm ]
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for tonight's chest, you have to speak with the Obsidian Navy Captain.


for those new players, it means you have to be in the Obsidian Empire faction. when you make a new character, select "wizard" as the first class. from the journal:

Wizards:

Wizards start in the Obsidion Empire (unless you choose Wizard as your 2nd class) and as long as they are in the Obsidion Empire faction. They are not called Wizards here, they are Engineers where Magic is a Science. The term ‘Wizard’ and art of ‘Wizardry’ was lost thousands of years ago. Engineers are supplied with robes, and the Channeling Ring and when they reach higher levels, a Construction Manual to manufacture their own Golems and later on more powerful Obsidion War Machines and other contraptions. Wizards will have access to a special set of spells in their Epic Levels providing they remain in the Obsidion Empire. All Wizards that start in the Obsidion Empire have their Alignment Set to Evil.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:39 am ]
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i have fate that you'll all find today's chest.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:50 am ]
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sorry so late tonight, but the Hordes of the North should be able to help you find the chest.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:43 am ]
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today's NWPAD chest takes advantage of another of dalakora's custom subraces:

Lunimarean Vampire

i'd flutter about in the forest if i were you.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:22 pm ]
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tonight's chest is on the way to Meth-Selima.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:25 pm ]
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tomorrow night's chest will be for QOCs. for those non-native to dalakora, QOCs are Quest Only Characters. i'm only just now realizing that i don't have the best documentation explaining them, so here it goes:

QOCs were designed to let novice players try out high level builds. they're actually perfect for a situation like NWPAD. when you make a new character, there's a lever hidden around the corner to the right in the Start Area.

pulling the lever (and answering a few questions confirming it) will whisk you away to the QOC room (never to return! dun dun DUN!). you will be flagged as a special QOC character, and forever have special rules applied to you.

there are give a level and take a level machines in there so you can level your toon up as much as you want (within the guidelines of dalakora, of course). all items you pick up will be marked as plot and you aren't allowed to drop anything. if you die, you just respawn back in the QOC room.

many players use the room as a trainer and to test new builds before making their real character. but from time to time we'll host special high level quests when we don't have the right mix of characters on the server.


but for NWPAD tomorrow night, we'll have a high level NWPAD chest hunt. i'm aiming to have the area set for level 35, so take some time to plan out a guy for that level and get yourself equipped!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:38 am ]
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today's chest is in the swampy swamps. happy hunting!


oh, and another reminder - tonight we're all getting our QOCs out to hunt.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:31 pm ]
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as mentioned yesterday, tonight's NWPAD chest is found through a portal from our QOC room.

the portal will accept players under level 35, so level yourself up and pick out your equipment. enjoy!

tomorrow morning's NWPAD chest will be loaded in the same area. so you can use the same guy or roll up an entirely different one!


PS: one tip i should add - a QOC can't respawn from the pub. so if you die, you'll either have to be rezz'ed or relog.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:19 pm ]
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the same QOC quest is up today that was there last night (just in case you missed it).

be sure to claim it again today because it counts towards your rewards total local to dalakora!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:19 pm ]
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tonight's chest has been stolen by bandits! and they're hiding it out in their.... URGK!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:55 am ]
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today's chest is hidden for another of dalakora's custom subraces:

The Eastodian Muskateer.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:16 pm ]
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as with this morning's chest, tonight's is also for Eastodians.

if you're little, you might have to make a run for it!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:18 am ]
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Omholt has tipped off the King of Manay that there are hordes of spiders and other ilk amassing for a possible invasion tomorrow night.

Korann III has asked all able bodied adventurers of 5 seasons or less be readied for defense of the kingdom.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:41 am ]
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today the chest is hidden up near the Dragonspine Mountains. don't get too close to the giants!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:51 am ]
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an easy one tonight - just over on the western road.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:49 am ]
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today's chest is somewhere on the Reptilian homeland.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:44 pm ]
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this time you should explore under beautiful island of Isla Senora

Author:  acomputerdood [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:55 am ]
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today's chest is in Lehdy, an ancient city that has fallen to ruin.

for new players, i suggest you look on our maps to find it.

it would also be wise to explore as an Obsidian War Machine. just select "fighter" as your main class and enter "War Machine" as your subrace.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:06 am ]
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i would oil up the War Machine and hunt through Lehdy again.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:32 pm ]
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the NWPAD chest today has been placed in the Grand Arena. get your gladiator gear on and duke it out.

have your friends watch - how far can you go?

here is a quick excerpt from our patch notes for the grand arena:
final tweaks of the Grand Arena. it is going LIVE, and was constructed just off of Amallier's Vineyards. the arena master there will tell you all of the details, but here's a quick summary:
- there are 16 rounds of combat, with each round consisting of 5 battles.
- there is a 30-40 second pause between each round, where you can rest, rebuff, etc.
- NO buffs are allowed going in, so it's best to save them until you're in the arena.
- you can either start at round 1 and slog your way through, or you can skip some based on your level.
- local invasion mode is applied to the combatant (you do not drop gear, but you DO lose XP)
- if you're in a battle you know you can't win, and don't want to die, then run back to your exit and you can submit. you will not lose XP, but you lose a bunch of fame.
- all XP earned for each battle in the combat round will be deferred and awarded at the end of the round.
- you cannot replay rounds you have completed.
- the top performers will earn their name on a billboard.
- we'll probably do something special for PCs who complete all 40 rounds.
- oh, and of COURSE there will be spectators. PCs may buy their tickets outside the arena for either the upper or lower deck. we've done our best to ensure the safety of spectators, but do be careful.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:39 pm ]
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I invite you all to the Grand Arena again tonight for gladatorial combat, blood, gore, and of course, NWPAD chests!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:53 am ]
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after nearly two weeks of treasure hunting, i thought you all might like a nice, cool dip in the elvarine baths. seek out the tree-top city.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 pm ]
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you'll have to take a balloon gondola to find tonight's NWPAD chest.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:12 pm ]
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today's chest is at The Fairgrounds.

make sure you stay for the fireworks display every 30 minutes!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:47 am ]
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get yourself a pint along with tonight's chest at the Black Rose Drinking House.

newcomers should be able to find it on our maps. i would also suggest they use an obsidian wizard (referenced earlier and again at the end of this post) or perhaps create a war machine or mind flayer.


again, information from the journal:

Wizards:

Wizards start in the Obsidion Empire (unless you choose Wizard as your 2nd class) and as long as they are in the Obsidion Empire faction. They are not called Wizards here, they are Engineers where Magic is a Science. The term ‘Wizard’ and art of ‘Wizardry’ was lost thousands of years ago. Engineers are supplied with robes, and the Channeling Ring and when they reach higher levels, a Construction Manual to manufacture their own Golems and later on more powerful Obsidion War Machines and other contraptions. Wizards will have access to a special set of spells in their Epic Levels providing they remain in the Obsidion Empire. All Wizards that start in the Obsidion Empire have their Alignment Set to Evil.

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:07 pm ]
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today's chest is up!

for the final day of hunting, the chest will be in a place all of us show know well: The Limbo Pub!

yes, go visit the pub in a spectacular fashion! collect your prize code for today and please take a moment to submit the story! immortalize the epic adventure that led to your demise and collection of today's prize code.


everyone can then visit the storyteller on the Eastern Trail to hear the words of wisdom from others. the best tales will win an additional prize!

Author:  acomputerdood [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:57 pm ]
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i'm a bit confused on the exact timeline of when the event is supposed to end. it was either this morning or tonight, i forget - haha.

anyway, i've only gotten one restart's worth of chests to claim for this 24 hour period, so i've set it back up in everyone's favorite pub!


don't forget to get sent there in a glorious fashion. and also don't forget to post the epic tale to our storyteller!

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