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Forum Index > News and Announcements > Summer Festival Overview
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Posted: 8/11/2022 at 9:59 AM Post #1
Here is the official announcement thread for the 2022 Summer Festival!

Festival Start Time: Thursday, August 11th at 12:00 PM
Forum Games End Time: Sunday, September 11th at 11:59 PM
Zone Closes: Sunday, September 14th at 11:59 PM
Festival End Time: Wednesday, September 21st at 11:59 PM

The Summer Festival is when all Sylestians celebrate the joys of warm weather, beaches, and all that comes with the season of summer! This time of year is the last period of time before the weather starts to turn.

The Summer Festival also marks the return of the Lighira! Throughout the Summer Festival, these elusive symbols of summer can be found throughout the Festival Zone. So be sure to catch as many as you can before they return to their nesting grounds for the remainder of the year!

Some of the Festival information still needs to be added/edited. But I am completely depleted so it will have to wait until tonight or tomorrow. Notably, the Secret Maps feature and there is now finally Bonuses to Sylesti Sculpting. I apologize for the inconvenience!

Diamond Sale and Double XP Event

Start Time: Thursday, August 11th at 12:00 PM
End Time: Sunday, August 21st at 11:59 PM

During this time, all battles will award Double Experience!

Stable Purchase: 400 (20% Discount)
Diamonds: Receive 20% Extra Base Per Purchase!

[Exceptional Genetic Test Kit]: 1,000 (33% Discount)
[Exceptional Genetic Scanner]: 1,000 (33% Discount)
[Exceptional Infertility Kit]: 1,000 (33% Discount)
[Masterful Snare Trap]: 300 (40% Discount)

[Perfume of Themed Attraction]: 150 (Limited Item)
[Philter of Trait Disruption (Themed)]: 200 (33% Discount)
[Philter of Expedient Learning]: 200 (33% Discount)
[Greater Genetic Mutator]: 160 (20% Discount)
[Greater Pet Dye]: 120 (20% Discount)
[Perfume of Themed Attraction (Lost Grove)]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Philter of Infertility]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Magical Pie]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Philter of Gender Swapping]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Prismatic Philter]: 60 (25% Discount)

[Divine Lighira Essence]: 1,000 (50% Discount)
[Mystical Lighira Essence]: 500 (50% Discount)

[Summer Festival Mega-Bundle]: 10,000 (Limited Item - Limit 1 Per Player)
[Summer Festival Fun-dle]: 3,900 ( Limited Item - Limit 1 Per Player)
[Mermaid Shell Complete Set]: 1,800 (Limited Item - Available After 8/19)
[Secret Map (Summer Festival) x5]: 1,200 (Limited Item)
[Majestic Sculpting Catalyst]: 1,200 (Limited Item)
[Fabled Sculpting Catalyst]: 800 (Limited Item)
[Regular Sculpting Catalyst]: 400 (Limited Item)
[Fabled Sculpting Catalyst (Aged)]: 400 (Limited Item)
[Regular Sculpting Catalyst (Aged)]: 100 (Limited Item)
[Majestic Tool Combo 20-Pack]: 1,500 (Limited Item)
[Majestic Beach Shovel (10-Pack)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Majestic Beach Fishing Pole (10-Pack)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Box of Sculpting Supplies]: 600 (Limited Item)
[Box of Sculpting Agents]: 300 (Limited Item)
[Quick Drying Agent]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Premium Clam]: 60 (Limited Item)

[Trait Disruptor (Sylvorpa - Abyssal Caller)]: 500 (NEW)

Themed Pet List

Visit the page above to see all of the available Themed Pets from this year's Summer Festival!

Login Rewards

Throughout the duration of the Festival, players can visit here every day to claim a free reward! After claiming a day's reward, players must wait until 12:00 AM daily to claim the next day's reward regardless of when they claimed today's reward.

Players also have the option of unlocking the Premium Login Rewards for a one-time fee. Once purchased, players can claim additional, more premium, rewards with each day's claim! Additionally, each day's rewards will be unlocked automatically for you, even if you missed a day! However, you will still have to visit the page to manually claim them. If you do not unlock the Premium Login Rewards, you will have to manually unlock and claim your rewards for each day.

There are lots of awesome rewards available. Be sure to check them out and claim them all!

Festival Exploration Zone
This zone is recommended for players using pets of Level 10 and above!

Esior's Cove has returned! This map is very large and hosts a total of 14 different Named across 7 different spawn locations! There are 8 Named who drop brand new Avatar Sets and 6 Named who drop new Pre-Colored versions of some of last year's Avatar Sets.

While exploring, players can encounter various enemies and Themed Pets. There are a total of 34 Wild Themed Pets that can be found in Esior's Cove, 17 of which are new, including a Wild Themed Ferrikki!

Players who battle with Level 60 Pets or higher will face tougher encounters within Esior's Cove. However, this will reward them with a double loot chance on every Named victory for Avatar Items and a bonus loot chance on other enemies!

Players can find virtually all of this year's festival items by exploring and battling in this zone. So if you're unsure of where to go to participate in the festival, this is the place to start!

Sylesti Sand Sculpting

Sylesti Sand Sculpting has returned! While similar to the Spring Festival's Sylesti Garden, there are some differences. Players must first fill one of their Sandboxes with Sand and then select a Sculpting Catalyst that they've collected in order to begin. Every so often, your Sculpture will need to be conditioned by using the appropriate Sand Sculpting Agent:

Deformed: Block of Sand
Cracked: Vial of Seawater
Soaked: Essence of Sun

For each Sand Sculpting Agent that you use on your Sculpture, it will progress towards completion. Once complete, you can collect it for a unique Sculpture Themed Pet!

The details of your pet will depend on what Catalyst and what Additives you used on your Sculpture during its creation. Below is a list of all Additives that can be used on Sculptures:

Prismatic Pearl: The completed Sculpture will be a 3-Visible Pet (2-Visible if Majestic).
Golden Pearl: The completed Sculpture will be a 2-Visible Pet (1-Visible if Majestic).
Mundane Pearl: The completed Sculpture will be a 1-Visible Pet (2-Carry if Majestic).

Quick Drying Agent: Removes the waiting period between incurred conditions. This allows repeated application of Sand Sculpting Agents until the Sculpture is complete. *This can only be used once that specific Themed Pet has already been harvested once by anyone on the Site*
Siren Tears: Boosts the Base Stats of a Pet by 100 Health and 5 Str, Int, Dex, and Agi. Can be used four times. Requires 2 per use.
Sea Pebbles: Allows you to guarantee a Visible Trait in a specific eligible slot. Requires 2 per use.
Enriched Sand: Guarantees that a Visible Trait will have a hidden Carried Trait. Requires 2 per use.
Blue Coating: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Male. Requires 6 per use.
Pink Coating: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Female. Requires 6 per use.

As an added bonus to this feature, you are also able to work on other player's Sculptures! Simply visit their Beach and use one of the available Sculpting Agents or Additives on their Sculptures. They will be notified of your caring gesture and may even return the favor! You will also earn Sun Tokens for being such a friendly neighbor! You may even get lucky and find an exclusive Avatar Item!

There are a total of 26 new Sculpting Themed Pets available: 4 Majestic Themed Pets, 8 Fabled Themed Pets, and 14 Regular Themed Pets. Additionally, last year's Fabled and Regular Themed are still available and appear as "Aged".

The following Titles are also available:

Assistant to the Sculptor: Use Sculpting Agents on other players' Sculptures 25 times.
Sculptor: Sculpt all 14 Regular Catalyst Themed Pets.
Fabled Sculptor: Sculpt all 7 Fabled Catalyst Themed Pets.
Majestic Sculptor: Sculpt a Majestic Catalyst Themed Pet.
Omniscient Sculptor: Sculpt all 24 Sculpting Themed Pets.
Premier Sculptor: Be the first to complete any Sculpture. This Player will also receive a [Peerless Avatar Token]!

Beach Treasure Seeking

Beach Treasure Seeking has returned! In order to play, you must first collect any of the three Beach Shovels or any of the three Fishing Poles. Each type has three ranks: Wooden, Iron, and Majestic. While Wooden and Iron tools have the same prize pool, Iron tools will yield much better prizes on average. Majestic tools have not only a better, exclusive prize table, but they will also yield much better prizes on average compared to Iron tools.

Just simply visit the page, select a tile, and select the tool that you wish to use to search for treasure!

Every 8 hours, you can select to move to a new map where all tiles will be reset. Each time you move, you will have a chance of spawning bonus tiles. Bonus tiles are any tile with a special object on them. Using a tool on a bonus tile will improve your chances of finding the more rare items!

Additionally, purchasing a 'Move Approval' will increase your chances of spawning bonus tiles.

The following items are available from Beach Treasure Seeking:

Majestic Tools
-[Majestic Sculpture Catalyst] / [Fabled Sculpting Catalyst] / [Mystery Sculpting Catalyst]
-[Premium Clam] / [Regular Clam]
-[Philter of Expedient Learning]
-[Philter of Trait Disruption]
-[Perfume of Themed Attraction]
-[Greater Genetic Mutator]
-[Greater Pet Dye]

Wooden and Iron Tools
-[Fabled Sculpting Catalyst] / [Mystery Sculpting Catalyst]
-[Premium Clam] / [Regular Clam]
-[Prismatic Philter]
-[Magical Pie]
-[Lesser Genetic Mutator]
-[Lesser Pet Dye]

All Tools
-Various exclusive Avatar Items including the Glamorous Fairy Re-Colorable Items and the Ocean Breeze and Tropical Pre-Colored sets. (Can be obtained with any Tool, however, odds significantly increase with higher quality Tools)
-[Sand Sculpting Agent]
-[Quick Drying Agent] (Excludes Wooden)
-[Siren Tears]
-[Sea Pebbles]
-[Enriched Sand]
-[Blue Coating]
-[Pink Coating]
-[Sun Tokens] (Excludes Majestic)
-Gold (Excludes Majestic)

Mermaid Shells

New this year are the Mermaid Shells! Collect all 9 and combine them to receive a very special Summer Festival Themed Pet! Each Themed Pet created from Mermaid Shells will be a 2-Visible Sculpting Themed Pet (excluding Restricted and Aged) and will come with a guaranteed Restricted Wild Trait. Additionally, each Pet will come with its very own Certified Name!

Mermaid Shells can only be collected from the Beach Treasure Seeking feature. So bust out your fishing poles and shovel and get hunting!

Task Log

The Festival Task Log is back and is full of 40+ Tasks for all sorts of things during the Festival. How this works is just simply complete whatever is required of the Task and credit will automatically be tallied into your Task Log. Once you have completed the Task the required amount of times, you will receive whatever the reward for the Task is. It's that simple!

There are both Daily Tasks, which reset every day at midnight, and Festival Tasks, which can only be completed once per Festival. Be sure to complete as many as you can!

Leaderboard Contests

Throughout the duration of the Festival, there will be a total of 132 Contests running! There are 2 types of Contests: Enemies Defeated and Pets Nurtured. The 1st Place winner of each Contest will receive a 3-Visible Sculpture Pet of that Species. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Place finishers of each Contest will receive a 2-Visible Sculpture Pet of that Species. All top 10 winners will receive a Contest Leaderboard Pouch which can contain some of the Festival's best items!

Enemies Defeated: In order to earn points for this Contest, you must defeat enemies inside the Festival Zone with pets of that Species. Having multiple Pets of the same Species counts as multiple points. Additionally, having various Pets in your Party counts for each of their respective Contests.

Pets Nurtured: In order to earn points for this Contest, you must nurture Pets of that Species. There are no other restrictions.

Lastly, all players can earn [Contest Reward Pouches] by earning so many points per Contest. There is no limit to the amount of pouches a player can earn. So the more you participate, the more that you'll receive! Reward pouches can contain various festival rewards.

As an extra bonus, players will also have the opportunity to earn up to 9 Mermaid Shells with each of the three rounds of Leaderboard Contests. For every 5,000 cumulative points earned in each Round, players will receive a random Mermaid Shell as a reward!

Contest Schedule:
Enemies Defeated Contest #1: 8/15 at 3:00 PM - 8/19 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #2: 8/24 at 12:00 PM - 8/28 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #3: 9/2 at 9:00 AM - 9/6 at 11:59 PM

Pets Nurtured Contest #1: 8/15 at 3:00 PM - 8/19 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #2: 8/24 at 12:00 PM - 8/28 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #3: 9/2 at 9:00 AM - 9/6 at 11:59 PM

Avatar Items and Festival Shop

There are a ton of new Avatar Items, 150+ NEW in total, available from this year's Summer Festival. Sand Sculpting and Beach Seeking Supplies are also available from the Festival Shop! Be sure to collect as many [Sun Tokens] as you can to afford all of these items!

Participate in Forum Games

Some already posted - a couple more coming.

Throughout the Festival, we will be hosting many various Forum Games. Visit the link above and look for any stickied thread that begins with "Summer Festival".

Don't miss out! Participating in many of the games will guarantee you a prize. Others offer such great prizes for winning that you won't want to miss out!
Edited By Krinadon on 9/12/2022 at 2:37 AM.
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Posted: 8/11/2022 at 9:59 AM Post #2
Some of the Festival information still needs to be added/edited. But I am completely depleted so it will have to wait until tonight or tomorrow. Notably, the Secret Maps feature and there is now finally Bonuses to Sylesti Sculpting. I apologize for the inconvenience!

There are also some new pet Traits:

-Sylvorpa Abyssal Caller Restricted Trait Set
-Ny'vene Stained Glass (G3)
-Aurleon Cockatiel (G2) and Cockatiel Beak (M3) *Art still being put in game, so it's very barebones right now*
Edited By Krinadon on 8/11/2022 at 10:00 AM.
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Posted: 8/11/2022 at 7:34 PM Post #3
Get some good sleep love. You do an amazing job with everything you do <3
Level 75
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Posted: 8/20/2022 at 10:12 AM Post #4
Hey, all!

The first round of Leaderboard Contest prizes have been handed out. Round 2 will begin on 8/24 at 12 PM and run through 8/28.

Additionally, tomorrow is the last day of the Diamond Sale and Double XP Bonus. Don't miss out!

Lastly, Mermaid Shells can now be consumed. There is also the [Mermaid Shell Complete Set] now available from the Diamond Shop for those interested.

In other news, I am still working on the final bit of content for the Lost Grove. Unfortunately, the past 6 weeks have been extremely busy for me and I couldn't quite get it wrapped up this month. I do fully plan on having it finished and released within a few more weeks though.

The Faelora Revamp is also still ongoing and turning out really nicely. We are doing our best to get this finished as soon as we can.
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Posted: 8/20/2022 at 5:04 PM Post #5
Honestly Krin, I think it's better if the LG content is released after summer fest, or at least near the end... so we aren't overwhelmed with things to do in the middle of summer fest. ^^' Thanks for all the updates and hard work.
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Posted: 8/20/2022 at 6:25 PM Post #6
Author: Fox
Time Posted: 8/20/2022 at 5:04 PM
Honestly Krin, I think it's better if the LG content is released after summer fest, or at least near the end... so we aren't overwhelmed with things to do in the middle of summer fest. ^^' Thanks for all the updates and hard work.

I second that.
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Omniscient Gardener
Joined: 6/2/2018
Threads: 28
Posts: 431
Posted: 8/26/2022 at 10:04 AM Post #7
Hey Krin I hate to be a bother but there seems to be a serious drought on sand blocks. I know I am struggling and from chat there are many others that are as well.
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Posted: 8/26/2022 at 10:15 AM Post #8
Hi Krin :)

I am loving the fest - thanks for all the hard work, as ever!

It has reached that stage, however, when I am becoming increasingly concerned that I am not going to be able to make anything like all the catalysts that I 'need' to make. I haven't even finished the set for the Fundle yet and those were the first I started. I totally understand why sculptures don't develop on their own but the agents are just too hard to get. Often the bosses only drop singles not the bundles and even the beach seeking is not boosting supplies enough. Understandably people are helping each other less because they are worried about finishing their own sculptures.

Anything you can think of to help would be great. I know from regional chat that others are concerned about this too. Personally I still have over 100 sculptures to make just to cover my pairs and a few extras. Help! :P

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Posted: 8/26/2022 at 10:41 AM Post #9
Hi Krin,

I also would like to thank you for all the hard work and the fest. I would also like to add my thoughts to the above two posts. My job has recently started 10hr shifts for 4 days. I can only play minimally on those days with little or no fest zone grinding. On the weekends I can get a couple of runs a day, as I have to catch up on life stuff. Subsequently, I am finding little in the way of pouches or building agents (I have been very lucky to have a couple of angels help me with catalysts). Drops for items seem to be lower. Maybe? On top of all of this, I am finding it difficult to "build" my sand pets. Since they aren't time orientated, they just aren't getting finished. I'm not allowed on my phone at work to take care of this, only on breaks. It isn't enough. I know I can't be the only one struggling with these constraints. Soon school will start and many players won't be able to get on and take care of their builds.

I don't know what a solution is or what could help this fest. Maybe more drops of agents and pouches? Maybe fewer agents to grow pets? But could you please consider getting something time based for the future summer fests? The way this fest is going, I am not sure I can even get pairs built for my fest goals.

Edit: To put the time it takes to build in context; it has taken a week for my first batch of sand-built pets to be done. Spring Fest pets took approximately 4 days for mine to finish.
Edited By GoldGryphon on 8/27/2022 at 7:17 AM.
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Posted: 8/27/2022 at 12:11 PM Post #10
Gonna echo the previous statements. I am loving this fest and think that overall it's been great. However, the sculpting agents seem to be harder and harder to come by, making players unable to help one another. If the daily task reward from beating the Named / drop rate in the fest zone were increased I think that would be a huge help. <3
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