Announcement Winter Solstice 2015 Edition - What's new?

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  1. teddy.bear

    teddy.bear Team Leader Team Drakensang Online

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    Official Walkthrough
    Winter Solstice Event 2015

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    Quick Overview

    Required levels10-50 (see notice below)
    Duration4 weeks
    Number of Quests9 (one of them repeatable)

    Please notice: The event is playable from character level 10 and onwards. You can play the event on your own (single), but it might be easier to play in a group. A group can have a maximum of 5 people.

    Servers: Heredur, Werian, Grimmag and Balor
    Start: 10th December, 12:00 pm (CET UTC+1)
    End: 7th January, 12:00 pm (CET UTC+1)

    Server: Agathon
    Start: 10th December, 18:00 (CET UTC+1)
    End: 7th January, 18:00 (CET UTC+1)

    Server: Tegan
    Start: 10th December, 21:00 (CET UTC+1)
    End: 7th January, 21:00 (CET UTC+1)

    Start the Event
    In order to find out how to start the Winter Solstice event please read here: Winter Solstice Event 2014 Walkthrough. The actual event has not changed a lot in its game mechanics, though you will realize that some of the rewards and quests are new. Therefore the following guide is focusing on all new game mechanics.

    Important Items
    Your hero will need the following items to make it through the event:

    IconNameDescription
    sol2.jpgSugar BeetAvailable in in-game shop (hotkey T) - Yes
    Available from: drop from every worthy opponent in Dracania
    Purpose: Is needed as entrance fee to access the Winter Summit
    sol3.jpgSnow EssenceAvailable in in-game shop (hotkey T) - Yes
    Available from: Snowmen, amphorae and the colored surprise boxes (green, blue, purple, yellow)
    Purpose: Is needed as to be able to harm boss monster Big Paw. Without these essences Big Paw is invulnerable.
    sol4.jpgHoney CookiesAvailable in in-game shop (hotkey T) - No
    Available from: can drop from any type of enemy in the Winter Summit
    Purpose: Is needed to progress in the Winter Solstice Event and obtain rewards.
    sol5.pngWinter Solstice CoinAvailable in in-game shop (hotkey T) - No
    Available from: can drop from Kranparus. Can be found in festive amphorae and
    is also a reward from quests.
    Purpose: Is needed to open the Festive Winter Solstice Present
    Brand new rewards from the Winter Solstice event 2015
    An overview of the most prestigious rewards that can be obtained during the event:

    IconNameDescription
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    Solstice StarThe Solstice Star is not new but in this event you can obtain an additional one so you can combine previous gems of this type to obtain the Crystal Solstice Star.
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    Crystal Solstice StarCombine three Solstice Stars and receive this festive gemstone:+10 Rage/Concentration/Mana/Steam Points + 5% increased Health Points
    moosov.pngMoosovComplete the quest series of the Jullov family in the Winter Summit (Painful) to obtain this crossing between Jullov and a moose.
    Mini Events – Kranparus’ Terror (1-3)
    Event Type:
    Challenge
    Required Character Level: 10-50​

    During the entire event your heroes will be able to complete three mini challenges that will be activated on certain dates (see timetable below). Challenges are mini events that run along the main event. Each of the challenges only lasts 3 days and will only be activated once. Each of the challenges has a different progress bar and thus also different rewards. In order to fill the progress bar of a mini challenge you need to collect The Joy of Winter Solstice Fest. You can review your personal progress, the runtime of the mini challenge and the rewards at any time in the event overview window (hotkey: E).

    IconNameDescription
    sol9.jpgThe Joy of Winter Solstice FestThis item is needed to progress in the challenges.
    Note: This item will only be available when a challenge is active.

    About Kranparus
    This ghastly creature is a reference to the fictive folklore figure Krampus and as such its preferred bait are children. Kranparus has captured several Dracanian children and locked them up in his gloomy hoard.

    How to participate in the challenges
    The challenges will automatically be activated on the listed dates (see timetable below). You will have to enter the Winter Summit in the difficulty degree Painful to find Kranparus’ Hoard and start the challenges.
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    Once you have entered the Winter Summit (Painful) and the challenge is active, you will notice that a whole new path branches from the regular map. The entrance to Kranparus’ Hoard lies in the very end of this path (see map, orange circle).

    Once you have entered Kranparus’ Hoard you will need to travel all the way to the top to challenge him. Be careful, the way to Kranparus is filled with multiple enemies and giant stone head statues will constantly shoot missiles at your hero. On top of that you will have to be quick before Kranparus knocks you out with his Frozen Hatred.​

    Frozen Hatred / Icy Hate
    Kranparus can sense when your hero is entering the map. Once you walk onto the path a loading bar will appear before your hero and will start to fill. The loading bar represents Kranparus’ Frozen Hatred. Your hero has 20 seconds before the loading bar fills itself completely and the Kranparus’ Frozen Hatred is unleashed

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    In order stay safe your hero has to seek cover in safety zones, which can be found all over the map. Your hero also has the possibility to create safety zones.​

    Safety Zones
    There are two different types of safety zones where your hero is safe from Kranparus’ Frozen Hatred:​
    Challenge 1:
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    Challenge 2:
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    Challenge 3:
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    Please note: The green circles are indicating "safety heaven" - places with already lit torches. The places marked with "?" question marks are the temporary safety zones where you need to use the logs to light the fire (You can light temporary fire using the logs. Every torch can be used only once and it lasts for limited time). The cages are located in the same spots marked with "?".

    Platforms with already lit torches
    On the way to Kranparus you will find platforms with already lit torches. You can use these platforms as stopover as Kranparus’ Frozen Hatred has no effect here (see picture, red underlined areas).

    Light My Fire!
    Next to the platforms with already lit torches you will also find platforms, which leads you off the path (see picture). Next to caged children you can find torches here. You will need to light the torches to create a safety zone. In order to light the torches you will need Solstice Logs.​

    IconNameDescription
    image10.jpgSolstice LogSolstice Logs can only be found in the Winter Summit (Painful). Therefore make sure that you collect plenty of Solstice Logs from monsters in the Winter Summit before you enter Kranparus’ Hoard.
    Note: You can always find these logs dropped from mobs during the event BUT they will only be available IN THE SHOP when a challenge is active.

    Bossfight: Kranparus
    Once you have reached the top of Kranparus’ Hoard you will have to face the gruesome monstrosity. While Kranparus is a very powerful mage and his spells can hurt your hero a lot, Kranparus is not the fastest. Nimble heroes can easily evade his attacks. You will realize that fighting against Kranparus is not a real challenge but don’t be fooled, the real challenge starts right when Kranparus is defeated.​

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    Save the children
    Once Kranparus has been knocked out, you will notice that all light will turn into darkness.From now on you hero will have a limited time to travel down the path and rescue all caged children. Make sure to have the mini map opened, as white question marks will pop up to show you where the caged children are located. All three challenges have a different difficulty degree and the countdown to save the children differs as well.​
    Challenge #1:
    120 seconds
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    Challenge #2:
    240 seconds
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    Challenge #3:
    360 seconds
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    Next to a brand new achievement your hero can obtain a new gemstone set when completing the challenges:​

    IconNamePurposeHow to obtain
    sss5.pngCrystal SnowflakeGrants +3,00% more Health Points when socketed in itemsComplete Challenge Kranparus’ Terror #1
    Collect 2000 The Joy of Winter Solstice Fest to complete the challenge and receive the Crystal Snowflake.
    sss2.jpgCrystal Solstice MoonGrants +3,00% Resistance to cold when socketed in itemsComplete Challenge Kranparus’ Terror #2Collect 2200 The Joy of Winter Solstice Fest to complete the challenge and receive the Crystal Solstice Moon.
    sss3.jpgFestive Fluorite CrystalGrants +3,00% to Critical Hit Value when socketed in itemsComplete Challenge Kranparus’ Terror #3Collect 3300 The Joy of Winter Solstice Fest to complete the challenge and receive the Festive Fluorite Crystal.
    sss4.jpgConcentrated Solstice CrystalGrants +4,00% to Resistance against cold, more Health Points and Critical Hit Value when socketed in itemsCombine all three above mentioned gemstones at the Jeweler of a city to receive the Concentrated Solstice Crystal.

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    Since Kranparus is a boss monster, you can also expect him to drop set parts of a brand new set: Kranparus’ Treasures.​

    IconNameDetails
    sol24.pngKranparus’ Icy Amulet+ 8,50% more Health Points
    + 450 Critical hit value
    Set Bonus on item Level 50:
    (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol25.jpgKranparus’ Icy Hammer+ 550 Critical hit value
    + 60 Damage

    + 150 Resistance to the cold
    Set Bonus on item Level 50:
    (2) +301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) +1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol26.jpgKranparus’ Icy Thunder Shotgun+ 20,00% faster attack speed

    + 100 Damage

    + 20,00% critical damage
    + 150 Resistance to the cold (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol27.jpgKranparus’ Icy Conjuring Book+ 550 Critical hit value
    + 60 Damage

    + 150 Resistance to the cold
    Set Bonus on item Level 50
    (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol28.jpgKranparus’ Icy Staff+ 20,00% faster attack speed

    + 100 Damage

    + 20,00% critical damage
    + 150 Resistance to the cold Set Bonus on item Level 50
    (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol29.jpgKranparus’ Icy Quiver+ 550 Critical hit value
    + 60 Damage

    + 150 Resistance to the cold
    Set Bonus on item Level 50: (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol30.jpgKranparus’ Icy Bow+ 20,00% faster attack speed
    
+ 100 Damage

    + 20,00% critical damage
    + 150 Resistance to the cold Set Bonus on item Level 50
    (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol31.jpgKranparus’ Icy Shield+ 550 Critical hit value
    + 60 Damage

    + 150 Resistance to the cold
    Set Bonus on item Level 50:
    (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).
    sol32.jpgKranparus’ Icy Battle Mace+ 20,00% faster attack speed

    + 100 Damage

    + 20,00% critical damage
    + 150 Resistance to the cold
    Set Bonus on item Level 50
    (2) + 301 Resistance to the cold
    (3) + 1000 Health Points
    (3) 5% chance to trigger a Frost Nova which deals 20% base damage to enemies around the player and freezes them for 3 seconds (PvP: 1 second).

    Timetable of all challenges

    ServerChallenge #1
    12th-14th Dec
    Challenge #2
    18th-21st Dec
    Challenge #3
    25th – 30th Dec
    Heredur12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)
    Grimmag12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)
    Werian12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)
    Balor PvP12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)12:00 noon – 12:00 noon (CET UTC+1)
    Agathon18:00 – 18:00 (CET UTC+1)18:00 – 18:00 (CET UTC+1)18:00 – 18:00 (CET UTC+1)
    Tegan21:00 – 21:00 (CET UTC+1)18:00 – 18:00 (CET UTC+1)18:00 – 18:00 (CET UTC+1)


    The Solstice Cave

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    During the Winter Solstice Event your hero will be able to visit a map called Solstice Cave. This map functions like an advent calendar in the game. You can visit the map every day and get a different reward.​

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    Enter the Solstice Cave
    In order to enter the cave simply walk towards the ground where NPC Queen Antonia is located. Between her and NPC Phestos you will find a snowball that you can interact with.

    Click on the snowball to open the entrance window to the Solstice Cave.Once you made it to the map, proceed towards the cave, which is located in the east side of the map.The cave is guarded by different champions.​

    They are fairly easy to defeat as they are all by themselves. There is no use in sneaking around these creatures and trying to open the presents without defeating them: you will have to beat them otherwise the presents will not open. Once you have defeated the champion of the map you may proceed into the cave and open your present for the day.​

    In total there are 29 presents that can be opened, starting with the one closest to the entrance of the cave. Note: Every present can only opened once and only on one of the 29 days. If you miss it, it will be gone forever!

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    The Festive Winter Solstice Present
    Next to NPC Queen Antonia you can find a huge golden present, the Festive Winter Solstice Present. This present can only be opened with Winter Solstice Coins. You will need a total of 1500 of these coins to open the present. Each of your heroes can only open this present once.There is a great deal of amazing gifts for all of you so log in and fight your way to discover those!! ;)
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I use Sugar Beets and Snow Essences from last year’s Winter Solstice Event?
    Yes, of course you can use them!​

    Enjoy the event & good luck!​

    Kind regards,
    Your Drakensang Online Team
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
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  2. Sunlight

    Sunlight User

    UPDATE

    2016 EDITION


    Hey there heroes,

    The Christmas event is the same as last year. 2016 edition requires a new minimum level to participate: you need to be level 15 to enter in Winter Summit map!

    Anyhow, some little changes were made:

    • Extra difficulties in the main event map, from normal to fatal (so 4 choices)
    • Better loot on bosses
    • More guardian type monsters
    • Better loot on guardians (drop more presents, to complete quests faster)
    • Calendar map runs from 6th to 31st december.

    About challenges, it is important to clarify:

    The three challenges of the Christmas event are locked in their difficulty. Challenge 1 is only Painful mode, Challenge 2 is only Excruciating, Challenge 3 is only Fatal.

    This means that whatever difficulty you entered the Winter Summit map in, the challenge will be at the set difficulty.

    Examples:
    • If while Challenge 1 is active, you enter the Winter Summit in Fatal difficulty, then enter the Challenge map, the difficulty will be set to Painful
    • If while Challenge 3 is active, you enter the Winter Summit in Normal difficulty, then enter the Challenge map, the difficulty will be set to Fatal

    Your Drakensang Online Team
     
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