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Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:04 AM
Here is the official announcement thread for the Winter Festival of 2016!
Start Time: Friday, December 23rd at 12:00 PM
End Time: Sunday, January 22nd at 11:59 PM
Festival Bulletin Board
The Winter Festival is when Sylestians take time to give and share with their friends and family. It is an especially celebrated time of the year because it marks the yearly return of the Griffies! Over the next few weeks, you can participate in many various activities to obtain unique rewards, to find unique pets, and to, most importantly, have a lot of fun!
Snow Wars is now live! A brand new feature not only for the Winter Festival, but also a brand new feature never seen before anywhere on Sylestia! A true player vs player experience, Snow Wars is a milestone feature for us that we couldn't be more happy to share with everyone.
While based around player vs player interactions, you do not have to play against other players to enjoy Snow Wars. And even if you do decide to play against other players, you can do so in friendly competition instead of competitive! And if you play competitive, you play anonymously so you will not even know who you are playing against or vice versa.
Play solo vs the AI, play anonymous ranked vs a random Player, or play against a specific Player in a friendly match. There is a game mode for everyone!
Rewards for playing Snow Wars are mostly Snow Building Supplies, but also unique Avatar Items and Frost Tokens.
Additional rewards and Titles may be added.
For more information regarding Snow Wars, please refer to This Thread.
Sylesti Snow Building has been released. Similar to previous 'building' features, the premise of Sylesti Snow Building is to collect various supplies and then use them to create your own, unique Themed Pets. Participate in various Winter Festival activities to gather the needed supplies to build your own Snow Sylesties.
There are a total of 25 new, unique Themed Pets available from Sylesti Snow Building including 4 Restricted Trait Themed Pets:
This zone is recommended for players using pets of Level 10 and above!
The above will take you to the Festival Zone for the Winter Festival. Please note, if you are exploring another zone in Astryl's Vale, you will have to exit the zone first. If you are in a battle, you will have to finish your battle first.
The zone is currently host to 16 uniquely themed Sylesties, the Griffi, six Named, themed Sylesti Nests, and a pile of Wrapped Presents waiting to be found! Additionally, Tyrielle and her bandits have struck again. Help Mother Frost save the Winter Festival by thwarting Tyrielle and her bandits. It's also rumored that very rare and limited themed Sylesties can be obtained from Tyrielle herself.
Throughout the duration of the Festival, there will be a total of 84 Contests running; 2 Contests per Species and two intervals of Contests. There are 2 types of Contests: Enemies Defeated and Pets Nurtured. The 1st Place winner of each Contest will receive a 3-Visible Snow Building Themed Pet of that Species. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Place finishers of each Contest will receive a 2-Visible Snow Building Themed Pet of that Species.
Enemies Defeated Contest: 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 contain various Winter Festival items.
Times for First Interval of Contests: Begin:12/24 @ 12pm Ends: 12/31 @ 12pm
Times for Second Interval of Contests: Begin: 1/1 @ 12pm Ends: 1/8 @ 12pm
Stocking Stuffing is now available! This feature allows you to stuff other players' stockings! From now through December 31st, visit a fellow player of Sylestia and select an item from your Inventory to stuff into their stocking.
When stuffing, please note that only certain items are eligible. Eligible items include Essences, Avatar Items, and some Philters. Winter Festival items will be available once the Winter Festival begins.
Once it's December 25th, the Grand Winter Feast Day, all players will be able to open their Stockings to see what other players stuffed into them!
Winter Festival Shop
As you participate throughout the Festival, you will earn Frost Tokens. You can spend your Frost Tokens in the Festival Shop.
The Festival Shop contains various Winter Festival items that can be purchased for Frost Tokens as well as some very rare and some exclusive Avatar Items that can only be purchased with Frost Tokens.
Participate in Forum Games
Throughout the Festival, we will be hosting many various Forum Games. Visit the link above and look for any stickied thread that begins with "Winter 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 1/13/2017 at 1:18 PM.
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:12 AM
Sounds like a lot of fun!!!
I'm already stuffing presents into people's stockings :P.
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:13 AM
WOOP! WOOP! MY FIRST WINTER FESTIVAL IS HERE!!!
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:30 AM
Sounds like fun ! I dont have many items but i hope i can make some people happy :3
The Sweet Tooth
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:39 AM
Do we HAVE to open our stockings Christmas day? Because I don't think I'll be able to log into Sylestia then.
Master Egg Hunter
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:43 AM
Time to stuff some presents into people's stockings. :)