Catnip Games Monthly Treasure Hunting Contest

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    Greetings Avatars! Here are the details, objectives, and prizes for this months treasure hunting contest! Each month, we'll select 2 adventure locations, one PvP, and the other PvE. There'll be a particular treasure item sought in each, and the top treasure hunters will be awarded prizes according to the details below. All prizes will be no-trade. Third place prizes will change each month. Players may win at the PvP and PvE locations each month, for a maximum of 2 prizes bundles monthly.

    R93 PvP Location:
    -- Verdantis Shardfall
    -- Players looting the most Crocodile Heads will be awarded the following:
    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title
    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title
    3rd Place: Ornate Steel Storage Chest, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title

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    R93 PvE Location:

    -- Blackblade Pass
    -- Players looting the most Slime Ooze will be awarded the following:
    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title
    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title
    3rd Place: Ornate Steel Storage Chest, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title

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    PLAYER CREATED EVENTS:

    Prizes provided by the Community Manager will be available for winners of the this event, but governors, guild leaders and players are welcome to sweeten the pot by providing additional prizes based on objective criteria entirely of their own design. In fact, please consider planning events to overlap the duration and chosen locations of this event to add interesting twists to the objectives. Please post these events in the in-game events forums and the Community Manager will promote them on the Events Page. Event holders can request quick data checks to determine their winners, but not all such requests will be met if the data is too complex or time consuming to determine.

    This contest runs from every Release Day at 1159PM CT to the next Release Day at 1159PM CT

    Alrighty, we'll work on improving this contest each month, and I'll be watching for feedback in this thread.
     
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    R92 PvP Location:
    -- Rhun Ruins Players looting the most Elf Essences will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Revenant)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Estroma Tólito)

    3rd Place: Gold Telescope, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Joe Zhudarak)

    R92 PvE Location:
    -- Verdantis Mines, Players looting the most Silver Ore will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Kosh Summers)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Michael Berg)

    3rd Place: Gold Telescope, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Mebel Stulovich)

    R91 PvP Location:
    -- Paladis Shardfall Players looting the most Chaos Plant Pollen will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Jimmy Wicker)


    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Aelteris Silverstar)

    3rd Place: Small Gold Pile, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: 2-WAY TIE, Vesper & Fopu Oghogu)

    R91 PvE Location:
    -- Spectral Mines, Players looting the most Skeleton Bones will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Reckless)


    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Waldo Ptolomy)

    3rd Place: Small Gold Pile, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: CBassx)
    R90 PvP Location:
    -- Kas Ruins, Players looting the most Obsidian Chips will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Vesper)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Sephald DeMagencia)

    3rd Place: Small Gold Pile, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Fetid SirDidy)

    R90 PvE Location:
    -- Oracle Colossus, Players looting the most Onyx Fragments will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Phythia)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Margaritte)

    3rd Place: Small Gold Pile, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Michael Berg)

    R89 PvP Location:
    -- Libris Ruins, Players looting the most Animal Bones will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Vesper)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Arcuss Blackwing)

    3rd Place: Darkstarr Shield, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Margaritte)

    R89 PvE Location:
    -- South Boundless Forest, Players looting the most Hafted Axes will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Engel)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Michael Berg)

    3rd Place: Lord British Round Shield, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Safronia Graemalkyn)

    R88 PvP Location:

    -- Blood Bay, Players looting the most Pure Elemental Sand will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Graham Wyrmsbane)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Vesper, Sorgin Txakal*)

    3rd Place: Resurrection Chaos, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Fopu Oghogu, Revenant**)

    *Was actually 3rd place winner, but announced as 2nd place due to data error. Will receive 2nd place prizes.

    **Was actually not a winner, but announced as 3rd place due to data error. Will still receive 3rd place prizes.

    R88 PvE Location:
    -- Etceter Crag Mines, Players looting the most Sulfurous Ash will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Nubby Eerwiggles)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Arcuss Blackwing*, Graham Wyrmsbane**)

    3rd Place: Resurrection Ankh, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Wisp)

    *Was actually 2nd place winner, but announced as 3rd place due to data error. Will receive 2nd place prizes.

    **Was actually not a winner, but announced as 2nd place due to data error. Will still receive 2nd place prizes.

    R87 PvP Location:
    -- Paladis Shardfall, Players looting the most Chaos Plant Pollen will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Galorn Hammerthrow)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: GenieUK)

    3rd Place: Large Treasure Pile, Small PvP Shard Trophy, Title (Winner: Ulric Hildegard)

    R87 PvE Location:

    -- Ulfheim, Players looting the most Ashen Heartwood will be awarded the following:

    1st Place: Player-Owned Town Village Lot Deed, Large Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Graham Wyrmsbane)

    2nd Place: Player-Owned Row Lot Deed, Medium Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Galorn Hammerthrow)

    3rd Place: Large Treasure Pile, Small Sword in the Stone Trophy, Title (Winner: Tiger Blue)
     
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    Alrighty, the ball is rolling on this one. Just like the fishing tourney has improved through the past based on feedback, we'll do our best to improve upon this one each month.
     
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    Updated, will announce this past month's winners tonight and update the thread with those winners on Monday.
     
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    winners posted :)
     
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    New objectives posted :)
     
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    FYI:

    Sorry, I’ve had 3 people suggest my data was off which likely means my end has a data hole and I’ll need Chris to pull data with his tool on Monday. I’ll recalculate the whole contest and award prizes to new and already announced winners. Sorry for the issue, but we’ll get it cleared up. :(
     
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    As a heads up the main post still says R88
     
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    zapped!
     
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    Modified results are posted above showing corrections for the data error. Apologies! I have a better tool set up now, so hopefully it won't happen again. Laney will get the prizes out before too long, enjoy! And thank you for participating and grats!
     
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    I probably should have asked this a few weeks ago, but is the tally counted by characters, or by account? I've been going in with 2 different toons, but they are both on the same account.
     
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    Pretty sure I had to look up the character names last month, so I'm pulling the info by account. You should be good to combine your efforts between toons.
     
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    Guys, the current objectives will stay active until Tuesday at Noon CT. I didn't have time to get the new objectives ready for the upcoming month, but I'll have them ready for you then. Apologies!
     
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    Winners from R89 and new objectives for R90 posted in the first 2 posts of this thread. Grats to the winners and good luck in your R90 treasure hunting endeavors! Laney will get the prizes out as soon as she is able :)
     
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    New R91 objectives are posted in the first post in this thread. :) R90 winners will be announced today on the livestream then posted in the forums on Monday or Tuesday. Congrats to the winners!
     
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    Thank you so much for doing these! An observation. I really had to struggle to find this. Buried in the patch notes is the link to the community page, then somewhere on the community page is the link to the forum post. None of the page or post titles mention PvP. Only by reading the post do we finally see there are monthly PvP contests. I'm not sure what the specific solution might be, but if we hope to find new PvP types, it sure is hard for them to find these announcements!

    Another side note, after many years my highest PvP character is still just slightly over adventure level 80 with no GM skills. I sure would love to PvP at lower levels and gain skill while doing so. Two large and successful titles allow this if we are looking for ideas. I'll write up a proposal if anyone else would appreciate PvP activities rather than mindless dungeon grinding for starting characters.

    Cheers and thanks to the team!
     
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    Chris discussed on the stream a new type of cap tech, say if we have a scene set to 100, then all players would either move up to ADV LVL and skill level 100 or they'd move down to it if they were over. This might address this concern, but no ETA on this but perhaps not too far off.
     
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    I did hear him mention that at least a couple times! As far back as when we were still working on Obsidian Trials. That sounds fantastic.

    Doing a "how might we" exercise has been useful for me for this type of thing: "How might we allow for PvP activities that feel on par (or close to par) with PvE activities in terms of progression?"

    As things stand now we lose XP to PvP events unless we remember (or take the time) to turn all skills to not training before engaging in PvP. For someone like me that is flagged 100% of the time with some of my characters that is awkward.

    I loved your ideas too for a sort of capture the artifact type mechanic in an area. This might piggyback off what you are doing already in some of the lesser used zones for these treasure hunt events. Here too is another instance where we might consider what is working for other titles. For instance, adding tough creatures that need to be defeated in addition to other objectives -- defeating those creatures then have potential for participants to gain at least some of that lost XP back. We already have control points, so there is a fair bit of existing functionality to leverage.

    Thank you for the response. Love so much seeing/hearing from both you and List as you work on these things!

    Edit to add: I am oh so painfully aware that ideas are not what hold us back here. We have had fantastic community feedback over the years, and great ideas out of the team too, both past and present. So i'm trying to focus on things we can do with the tech/design we have in place. <3
     
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    Hahha, ya. We're definitely not short on ideas. We have a library of them ;) Doesn't mean to stop providing them though. Sometimes it reminds us of one we wanted to do, or it is actually a new one or a nuance to one that grabs our attention. I'm very glad people continue to share them on the forums. We all take notes on these, but sorry if we don't have time to reply to all comments.
     
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