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Forums Winter Solstice 2019 Memories of Solstice Past [FAQ]

Npc — she/her Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 01:03:43 )


Hello Volties,
Another Voltra tradition is upon us, which means, I'm here to share some important details about the start of an event!

The Winter Solstice is especially close to our hearts because it's a time when we commemorate those no longer here and show appreciation to those still in our lives today.

Throughout the event, childhood memories that shaped our Winter Solstice will be shared. Gifts inspired by these memories will be shared with our community in hopes of spreading the joy and meaning of Solstice.

Happy Winter Solstice, Voltra!
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Npc — she/her Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 01:04:19 )
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the event currency and how do I earn it?

Throughout the event you will collect candy canes - a delicacy for many of us during out youth!

Cany canes can be earned by posting in the forums.
You'll find participation specifically in the Winter Solstice Event forum to be a bit more rewarding.
Jigsaw will be making it's return and is another great option to earn candy canes.

How long will the event last for?

The event is two weeks long, and activities will end on January 8th, 2020. After that, you will have an additional week to collect event currency and buy event items, before they are removed from the shops.

Where can I buy event items?

Per usual, my amazing and festive brother, Virgil, will have event items in stock at Joyful Jamboree!


What are the Solstice Advent Tickets for?

It's a surprise! They are separate from this event. Stay tuned!

I Have A Question/Problem/Feedback!

Feel free to post in here, pinging an npc or a member of staff with your issue/comment! If more urgent, please directly message a member of our staff, or use discord.

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Donator — Fujoshi Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 01:51:03 )
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@Violet: or any other staff who might know:
Are we supposed to be getting 1 event currency even for posting in the event forum? Or is that a bug?




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Donator — She/Her Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 03:47:52 )
Questing: Soulcaster | Woodland Fae | Fall Harvest | Sticky Fingers | Leo | Astrologer x3 | Capricorn


I have a question, what are the tickets for 'tilts head curiously'
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Interface support — it/they Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 04:27:18 )

@Tsundererra: Yes, the post payout is very low this time, and the event items will cost less currency than previous events. You can earn 1 - 2 Candy Canes from posting in the Events forums; 0-1 in the Arcade, and 1 everywhere else besides the Undercurrent.

@star2000shadow: Oops you may have caught my previous response which I had to delete but the tickets are supposed to be a surprise! They are separate from this event.

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Donator — She/Her Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 04:28:10 )
Questing: Soulcaster | Woodland Fae | Fall Harvest | Sticky Fingers | Leo | Astrologer x3 | Capricorn


Pathologic:


@star2000shadow: Oops you may have caught my previous response which I had to delete but the tickets are supposed to be a surprise! They are separate from this event.



'blink's so we get TWO things this year whoa..awesome i can't wait to find out.
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Donator — Fujoshi Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 04:32:22 )
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@Pathologic: Ah, thanks for your reply~
I’ve been only earning 1 candy cane with each post. So technically there’s no difference between posting in the event forum and everywhere else (minus undercurrent). O: This is newwww.




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Interface support — it/they Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 04:36:17 )

@Tsundererra: Hmm, it SHOULD be 1 - 2 in the event forums. Maybe bad rolls...?

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Donator — Fujoshi Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 04:42:06 )
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@Pathologic: Maybe? D: I’ve been trying to gauge if it will give me 2 if I make my posts longer, but nope. But my luck is also shiet, so that could be it too.




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Interface support — it/they Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 04:50:05 )

@Tsundererra: Hmmm, I'll keep my eye on it. It's unrelated to post length though, it's totally up to chance.
Edit: I got 2 Candy Canes from this post! So it should be working.

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Donator — Fujoshi Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 04:55:30 )
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@Pathologic: Thanks for the info, I’ll just have to keep trying then. :) Is the event currency lowered just for this event? Or will this be the new norm?




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Interface support — it/they Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 05:00:06 )

@Tsundererra: The event currency-granting is dependent on how much the event items will cost and I think that, in turn, is dependent on how many event items there will be. So I think it's going to depend on what we do for future events and it won't necessarily always be this low.

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Donator — Fujoshi Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 05:13:34 )
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@Pathologic: I seeeeee. I’ve only been here for breaker beach and reaping ritual, so I’m still not sure how big each event is supposed to be. Your answers have been very helpful, thank you. ^^




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Interface support — it/they Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 05:30:03 )

@Tsundererra: My pleasure! This event will be smaller because so many people are busy with the holidays and also because the Reaping Ritual one was pretty big. More NPC event threads will be coming out as this event goes on, though. I actually also only joined around this year's Breaker Beach myself so I can't speak for the events prior to it, but the size/involvement of future events will most likely depend on staff availability rather than the same event being consistently big/small each year, if that makes sense.

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Donator — Fujoshi Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 06:03:50 )
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@Pathologic: Oof, that makes sense. I feel like we got so much with the last event (and even sacrificed Ghost, may he Rest In Peace), that I don’t mind this event being smaller. Plus, December is a crazy busy month for everyone, so I’d be surprised if there was a lot of staff free at this time to help run things.
Gonna try to enjoy it as much as I can and wait for the next big event, whichever one and whenever that may be. :3




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Voltie — oink Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 06:43:49 )
@Tsundererra: The Solstice event is always a small event. Voltra has two types of events, the algorithm is as followed: large event (Reaping Ritual), small event (Solstice), large event (Vibrance Festival), small event (Breaker Beach). The site anniversary is an exception to this algorithm it's not really an event since it's really small compared to even our small events. But I hope this helps you understand why we make our events the way we do. :)
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Donator — Fujoshi Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 06:52:56 )
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@Q t e a p o n: Oooooh, I didn’t know there was a pattern. I also thought breaker beach was a big event because it felt so big as my first event. It’s good you guys break down events like that so you’re not overworking yourselves. Thank you for the explanation~ ^^




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The truth behind Reaping Ritual 2019


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Voltie Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 07:25:39 )
I probably should not have pertaken in so much to drink tonight. Such yummy monster.... Yup just monster.
But "memories of past" made me think of my family gathering memories. And my aunt who passed away who I named my daughter after. She wasn't blood related, but I loved her dearly.
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Donator — PomePome Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 11:11:12 )
Awesome iam so excited!!! Thank you Team!
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Nothing fancy to see here!!!

Voltie Posted 7 months ago ( 2019/12/25 13:54:56 )
I honestly didn't notice there was a pattern xD I love all the events.
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