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Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:04 AM Post #1
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!

Happy Holidays from Sylestia!

New Genes and Mutations Released

We have released the new Genes and Mutations for this year's Winter Festival. The new Traits are attached to four new Restricted Themed Pets. View the thread linked above for further details!

Snow Wars

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

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:

Traveling Witch Draeyl
Galactic Griffi
Sugar Plum Qitari
Arctic Nomad Vulnyx

Explore the Festival Zone
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.

Leaderboard Contests

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

Advent Calendar

Although this feature has been available since December 1st, we would like to remind all players that the Advent Calendar will continue awarding prizes through December 25th; one prize for each day!

Don't miss out on the remaining day's prizes!

Stocking Stuffing

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.
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Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:12 AM Post #2
Sounds like a lot of fun!!!

I'm already stuffing presents into people's stockings :P.
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Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:13 AM Post #3
Level 50
Joined: 10/22/2016
Threads: 1
Posts: 26
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:30 AM Post #4
Sounds like fun ! I dont have many items but i hope i can make some people happy :3
Level 61
The Sweet Tooth
Joined: 4/10/2016
Threads: 12
Posts: 704
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:39 AM Post #5
Do we HAVE to open our stockings Christmas day? Because I don't think I'll be able to log into Sylestia then.
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Master Egg Hunter
Joined: 10/30/2013
Threads: 1
Posts: 212
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:43 AM Post #6
Time to stuff some presents into people's stockings. :)
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Posted: 12/20/2016 at 7:47 AM Post #7
Author: SugarMapleWings
Time 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.

You will be able to open your Stocking at any point from December 25th until the Winter Festival Ends.

You will also be able to put items into players' Stockings at any point from now through December 31st.
Level 70
Premier Brewmaster
Joined: 8/11/2013
Threads: 93
Posts: 2,973
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 8:29 AM Post #8
Alright, this is going to be a lot of fun! I can't wait until the Winter Festival Starts!

Will the Winter Wonderland be coming back, or is the new feature replacing it as well as Baking?
Level 60
The Kind-Hearted
Joined: 6/20/2015
Threads: 13
Posts: 116
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 8:32 AM Post #9
Ah it's time to enjoy my second winter festival here on Sylestia <3
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Joined: 11/20/2016
Threads: 0
Posts: 4
Posted: 12/20/2016 at 8:54 AM Post #10
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