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Krinadon
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Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:02 AM Post #1
Here is the official announcement thread for the 2019 Spring Festival!

Start Time: Sunday, April 21st at 12:00 PM
End Time: Tuesday, May 21st at 11:59 PM


The Spring Festival is when all Sylestians celebrate the end of the cold winter and the start of new growth - both figuratively and literally! Take time to enjoy the outdoors and enjoy everything the beautiful world has to offer as it begins a new cycle for the next few seasons!

The Spring Festival also marks the return of the Aeridini! Throughout the Spring Festival, these elusive pollinators 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!


Diamond Sale 5/11 Thru 5/15


New Genes and Mutations Released

We have released a whopping 26 new Pet Traits into the game for this year's Spring Festival! This includes a new Restricted Trait Set for the Ferrikki species, Victorian, and a global Restricted Trait for all species, called Spring Blossoms.

We will also be releasing a nice surprise update for Qitari that will greatly improve the artwork for some of their manes, such as Fire Mane, Icicle Mane, Nebula Mane, and Luxurious Locks.

Species: Ferrikki
Trait Name: Victorian Drape (G1), Victorian Tail (M1), Victorian Ribbon (M2), Victorian Drape (M3)
How to Obtain: These Traits can be added to existing eligible Ferrikki by purchasing the [Restricted Trait Disruptor (Ferrikki - Victorian)] from the Diamond Shop or by growing a Spring Victorian Ferrikki Seed in the Sylesti Garden.




Species: All
Trait Name: Spring Blossoms
How to Obtain: These Traits can be added to existing eligible pets by purchasing the [Restricted Trait Disruptor (All Species - Spring Blossoms)] from the Diamond Shop. There are plans to offer more methods of obtaining these pets and more details will be posted very soon!










Festival Exploration Zone
https://www.sylestia.com/explore/newzone/?zone=astrylsmeadow
This zone is recommended for players using pets of Level 10 and above!

Astryl's Meadow has returned! This map is very large and hosts a total of 16 different Named across 8 different spawn locations! There are over 40 treasure nodes hidden around the map as well! There are also 34 different Themed Pets able to be found in Astryl's Meadow which includes 17 brand new Themed!

Astryl's Meadow is also the only place to find and capture Wild Aeridini!

The Egg Hunt has returned! With a brand new Maze and some new twists, it is available once again. There are two variations of the Egg Hunt available this year. In order to begin the Egg Hunt, find Justinia Aurorelius just to the East of the entrance to Astryl's Meadow.

Basic Egg Hunt: Available to everyone and can be enjoyed completely free of charge. However, there is a 4 Hour waiting period between hunts while we move around and hide all of the prizes each time! Prizes available from the Basic Egg Hunt include Decorated Eggs, Mystery Seed Pouches, Garden Supplies, unique Avatar Items, and even Themed Pets themselves! However, the more premium prizes are quite rare from the Basic Egg Hunt.

Mythic Egg Hunt: Available to everyone who is willing to pay the Entry Fee. The Entry Fee can be paid with either 400 Diamonds or 800,000 Gold. You can purchase entry into the Mythic Egg Hunt at any time and as many times as you wish. There is no waiting period! Prizes available from the Mythic Egg Hunt include Decorated Eggs, Majestic, Fabled, Regular, and Mystery Seed Pouches, Premium Fertilizers, Root Strengtheners, Large Baskets of Enrichments, unique Avatar Items, and Themed Pets! The premium prizes are much more common from the Mythic Egg Hunt compared to the Basic Egg Hunt. Additionally, there are more Sparkling Easter Eggs, twice as many Mysterious Keys, double the encounter rate of Themed Pets, and you get an extra 40 Steps to find all the goodies!

The rules for either Egg Hunt are the same. Once you enter, you will be placed at a random starting location within the designated maze area. You will have a limited amount of steps to take; so travel carefully! Your goal is to find as many of the hidden Easter Eggs as you can! There will always be a minimum of 20 Easter Eggs hidden within the maze.

Additionally, keep an eye out for the Mysterious Key hidden within the maze. This key can be used to unlock the Mysterious Temple within the maze where you can battle a Treasure Boss! If you manage to collect all 20 Eggs and defeat the Treasure Boss, you will receive a worthy Title!

Shared Garden
The Shared Garden is a brand new feature this year. Below is all sorts of various information on how it works!

Enchanted Water: Players can collect Enchanted Water by doing virtually anything inside the Festival Zone, Astryl's Meadow. By now, you guys have collected tens of thousands of Enchanted Waters so I am assuming most of you are aware by now of how to obtain this item.

Using Enchanted Water: Once the Shared Garden is open, players will have the option of visiting any of the 22 Flowers in the Shared Garden. This area is located directly to the West of the Zone In of Astryl's Meadow. You will be able to speak to Sadie Wildflower at any time to ask her some questions regarding the Shared Garden.

Each of the 22 Flowers represents one of the Regular or Fabled Garden Seeds. Players can choose which one that they want to use their Enchanted Water on. Each Flower is a community shared Flower. This means that if I use enough of my Enchanted Water on, say the Faelora Flower, then it will finish and start an event for the Faelora for the entire community!

To actually use your Enchanted Water, just simply interact with the Flower you want to work on and use the available buttons to add your Enchanted Water to the Flower. You can do so in increments of 5 or 25. There are also now 4 new Festivals Tasks pertaining to using Enchanted Water. So make sure you help out!

Fully Grown Flowers: As more Enchanted Waters are used on a Flower, it will continue to grow. Eventually, it will reach 100% and be ready to Bloom. At this point, no more Enchanted Waters can be used on it until it resets.

Once a Flower is ready to Bloom, it will schedule a zone-wide Event. If there is already a pending queue of Events, it will be added to the bottom of the list. If there is not a queue, then in 10-15 minutes, the event for this Flower will begin.

There will be a server-wide message in Region Chat once an Event is scheduled. Additionally, players can track the current schedule at any point by looking at the Zone Progression area.

A Flower Bloom Event: Once the countdown has finished and a Bloom Event has officially begun, players will have 20 minutes to roam around the zone and reap the benefits of the Bloom. The current benefits are as follows:

1. All base Wild Themed Pet encounter rates are doubled. This effect does not stack with a Perfume of Themed Attraction.

2. Players can now encounter Flower Fairies. Flower Fairies can drop an assortment of rewards including the following items:

(Level 60+ only)
-[Tamed Aeridini (Rosie)]
-The Garden Seed of the current Blooming Flower
-[Composted Seed (Majestic)], [Composted Seed (Fabled)], [Composted Seed (Regular)]

-[Premium Fertilizer Bag], [Regular Fertilizer Bag]
-[Root Strengthener], [Blue Tree Sap], [Pink Tree Sap], [Genetic Bonding], [Genetic Splicer]
-[Large Basket of Enrichments], [Small Basket of Enrichments]
-[Decorated Egg]


3. Players can now encounter Spring Blossom pets of the species of the Blooming Flower. These are wild pets that are guaranteed to have the Spring Blossom Trait and are guaranteed to either be Epic or Legendary pets.

And yes, this includes the Fabled species that are not normally Wild. Yes, this includes Puffadores and Ny'vene.

Unlimited Chances: Once the Blooming Event begins, the Flower will have been reset and ready to receive more Enchanted Water.

Once the Event ends, if another is already queued up, it will begin.

Players can continuously trigger Events however they want for the remaining duration of the Festival.




Sylesti Garden
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_spring/sylesti_garden/

The much renowned Sylesti Garden is back! All players will have access to two Planting Pots at all times. You can purchase additional one-time Planting Pots if needed up to a maximum of 30 Pots at one time. Once you have a Planting Pot available, interact with it to fill it with Dirt for a small amount of Gold. Once filled with Dirt, you can plant one of the 47 Seeds available this festival. Seeds can be found throughout the Festival Zone or by purchasing Seed Pouches from the Diamond Shop or Festival Shop. They can also be found from Contest Reward Pouches.

Once you've planted a Seed, you can now watch it grow! Frequently, your growing Plant will require nurturing, such as being Parched, Wilted, or Overgrown. You can cure these ailments by using Enrichments on it. Enrichments include: Enriched Water, Sun's Glow, and Weed-B-Gone. Every time that your Plant is Enriched, it grows 1 Hour faster. Through the course of its growing time, you will have the opportunity to decrease its growth time considerably! So be sure to Tend your Plant as much as possible! Enrichments can be obtained from the same methods as Seed Pouches.

In addition to Enrichments, you can also give Fertilizer to your Flowers. Adding Fertilizer will increase the amount of Traits that your Flower Pet will hatch with. There are 3 types of Fertilizer: Lesser Fertilizer (1-Visible*), Greater Fertilizer (2-Visible*), and Exceptional Fertilizer (3-Visible*). Fertilizer can be obtained through the same methods as the other Garden Supplies. Lastly, if you have excess Lesser Fertilizer or Greater Fertilizer, you can combine a bulk amount of them and upgrade them to the next level.

* = This applies to the Regular and Fabled Seeds only. Majestic Seeds use the following system: Lesser Fertilizer (2-Carry), Greater Fertilizer (1-Visible), and Exceptional Fertilizer (2-Visible)

Lastly, you can now use Additives on your Flowers to further enhance them! The following Additives are available:

Blue Tree Sap: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Male.
Pink Tree Sap: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Female.
Genetic Bonding: Allows you to guarantee a Visible Trait in a specific eligible slot.
Genetic Splicer: Guarantees that a Visible Trait will have a hidden Carried Trait.
Root Strengthener: Boosts the Base Stats of a Pet by 100 Health and 5 Str, Int, Dex, and Agi. Can be used four times.
Miracle Grow: Increases the effectiveness of Hourly Growth and of Enrichments by 600% and Bonus Growth by 400%. This can only be used once that specific Themed Pet has already been harvest once by anyone on the Site.

Bonus Growth: This is a new feature this year. For every Enrichment used on a growing Plant, it will receive a Bonus Point. After so many Bonus Points, the Plant will gain a Bonus Tier. There are a maximum of 2 Tiers to be earned. They offer the following rewards:

Tier 1: For both Majestic and Regular/Fabled Plants, they receive a permanent boost to their Base Stats.
Tier 2 (Regular/Fabled Plants): For Regular/Fabled Plants, they receive a bonus Carried Trait.
Tier 2 (Majestic): For Majestic Pets, they receive an even further permanent boost to their Base Stats.

As an added bonus to this feature, you are also able to Tend other player's Plants! Simply visit their Garden and Tend their Plant as you would your own, with exception to the use of Additives. They will be notified of your caring gesture and may even return the favor! You will also earn Decorated Eggs, and sometimes rare unique Avatar Items, for being such a friendly neighbor!

There are a total of 47 Flower Pets available: 3 Majestic Themed Pets, 16 Fabled Themed Pets, and 28 Regular Themed Pets! This includes 25 brand new Themed Pets and 22 Themed Pets from last year.

There are also 5 Titles available from the Sylesti Garden! They are as follows:

The Tender: Tend other player's Plants at least 25 times.
Green Thumb: Harvest at least 1 of every Regular Plant species.
Fabled Green Thumb: Harvest at least 1 of every Fabled Plant species.
Majestic Green Thumb: Harvest at least 1 Majestic Plant Pet.
Omniscient Gardener: Harvest at least 1 of all 22 Regular/Fabled Plant Pet species and any 3 Majestic Plant Pets.
Premier Green Thumb: Harvest the very first Plant Pet.




Task Log
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_spring/task_list/

The Festival Task Log is back and is full of 30+ 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.

We will be adding a couple more Tasks to be accomplished including a Grand Reward for completing all available Tasks!




Spring Contests
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_spring/sylesti_contests/

Throughout the duration of the Festival, there will be a total of 88 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 Flower Pet of that Species. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Place finishers of each Contest will receive a 2-Visible Flower Pet of that Species. All top 15 winners will receive a Contest Leaderboard Pouch which can contain some of the Festival's best items!

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 can contain Premium Seed Pouches, Regular Seed Pouches, Premium Fertilizer Bags, Regular Fertilizer Bags, Large Basket of Enrichments, Small Basket of Enrichments, Garden Additives, or Gold.

Contest Schedule:
Enemies Defeated Contest #1: April 25th at 12am - April 28th at 11:59pm
Enemies Defeated Contest #2: May 3rd at 12pm - May 7th at 11:59pm
Enemies Defeated Contest #3: May 13th at 6am - May 17th at 11:59pm

Pets Nurtured Contest #1: April 25th at 12am - April 28th at 11:59pm
Pets Nurtured Contest #2: May 3rd at 12pm - May 7th at 11:59pm
Pets Nurtured Contest #3: May 13th at 6am - May 17th at 11:59pm




Festival Shop Avatar Items
https://www.sylestia.com/shops/holidayshop/#shop

There are a ton of new Avatar Items, over 170 in total, as well as some from last year available from this year's Spring Festival. A chunk of these are exclusively available from the Festival Shop! Be sure to collect as many [Decorated Eggs] as you can to collect all of these new spring-themed items!

Decorated Eggs can be obtained by doing virtually anything related to the Spring Festival.


Participate in Forum Games

http://www.sylestia.com/forums/?forum=24

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

Sylestia Scavenger Hunt
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Create a Sylestia Easter Egg
Create an Edible Insect
Create a 3-Visible Spring Pet
Edited By Krinadon on 5/19/2019 at 10:54 PM.
Kaita
Level 70
Trickster
Joined: 4/16/2018
Threads: 48
Posts: 1,133
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:11 AM Post #2
Thank you for all your hard work guys and a few days delay is nothing ^-^ i cannot wait to see the rikki traits and the qit surprise
Zexionangel
Level 70
Majestic Green Thumb
Joined: 3/22/2018
Threads: 44
Posts: 832
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:26 AM Post #3
Oh my gosh thank you so much for all of this <3
Sairento
Level 65
Benevolent Brewer
Joined: 8/24/2018
Threads: 113
Posts: 4,877
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:27 AM Post #4
O.o
So much stuff

Too bad im on holiday for 2weeks
Jaydenpng
Level 33
The Tender
Joined: 4/11/2019
Threads: 0
Posts: 25
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:27 AM Post #5
I'm really looking forward to my first event here!

Thank you Krinadon!
Kaomycs
Level 61
Joined: 4/16/2019
Threads: 3
Posts: 27
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:30 AM Post #6
Thanks for the hard work! It'll be a lot of fun! I can't wait for my first festival >.<
Silverfur2078
Level 68
Knight
Joined: 8/12/2018
Threads: 21
Posts: 555
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:31 AM Post #7
Ooh! New stuff! *goes and buys a few Quitari*
Harleyc
Level 70
The Perfectionist
Joined: 9/2/2015
Threads: 2
Posts: 661
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:41 AM Post #8
Hang in there Krin. You're working hard and I think all of us can appreciate that. Keep pressing on.
Zaynah
Level 70
Enchanted Explorer
Joined: 4/5/2013
Threads: 43
Posts: 1,065
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 6:56 AM Post #9
Spring Festival might be my favorite, really looking forward to this one. Looks like it has lots of great features!
Mossflight2
Level 67
Sergeant
Joined: 1/15/2019
Threads: 17
Posts: 761
Posted: 4/20/2019 at 7:00 AM Post #10
Thanks for all the hard work, Krinadon!! Take care of yourself!
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