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Summer Solstice Event
Year 2015
Date From June 14
Date To June 21
Main Organisers Shadowfax
Summer Solstice 2015 was an event that ran from June 14 (U.S. flag day) to June 21 (Summer Solstice), as with previous years events, it was setup and organized by the god and world builder Shadowfax.

The event featured three different types of challenges:-

  • An obstacle course (event 106)
  • A puzzle quest (event 107)
  • A survival quest (event 108)

Firewalking Trial

This was a solo race through a volcano, with the objective been to get the fastest time possible. The timer started when the character touched the pedestal in the first room and stoped when the character completed the course by touching the pedestal in the final room. There were several obstacles along the course designed to slow players down they were four gates, two exits which required climbing and an random water section. Two of the gates were locked and required picking. A reward of a completely customized item was offered as a prize for the character(s) who completed the course in the fastest time. Achieving a fast time involved creative use of skills as well as maxing things like thief skill, intelligence, picklocks, climbing, mountaineering, shadowwalk.

Group Bug

During in the event, the contest part was temporarily removed after it was discovered that some players had been cheating by exploiting a bug which allowed them to group to achieve the fastest time, the contest was later reinstated after the bug was fixed.

Prizes

Legacy deeds were awarded to the characters who completed the course in the three fastest times.

  • Completed Shadowfax's firewalking challenge in 6 seconds! (first place) - Customizable piece of eq
  • Completed Shadowfax's firewalking challenge in 7 seconds! (second place) - Voucher for a Mage, Warrior, Cleric, Druid, Thief or Necromancer piece of equipment or 2000 gold coins.
  • Completed Shadowfax's firewalking challenge in 8 seconds! (third place) - 2000 gold coins


Forest Fire Trial

This trial involved putting out a series of fires within five minutes, by using spells such as icebolt, cone of cold and create water. A boss mob wandered the area and although not necessary for completing the challenge impeded a players progress by starting more fires. Although it was perfectly possible to complete this challenge solo, as had been indicated in Shadowfax's opening event intructions, most players chose to assembled large groups to take on the challenge.

Prizes

Each time a character completed the trial they were rewarded with a wand of create water.

  • Fought a forest fire and won!

Survival Trial

Player led groups

During the event several players led large groups to attempt to reach the highest wave possible. Early on the player Wyrm led a group up to wave 50. Towards the end of the event, on June 20th the player Lokar led a 40 to 50 character group to wave 65.

Prizes

Lagacy deeds were awarded for players who conquered waves 65, 50 and 1.

  • Completed Wave 65 of the Puzzlewood survival challenge (1st place) - Ring of limitless possibles
  • Completed Wave 50 of the Puzzlewood survival challenge (2nd place) - Voucher for gauntlets of red flames or 2000 gold coins (same as 2nd place for firewalking trial.)
  • Completed Wave 1 of the Puzzlewood survival challenge

Items

Upon completing all three trials players received the legacy deed Won all three Trials By Fire of the Summer Solstice Celebration of 2015 and a firefighters badge.

Item: 'firefighter's firefighters fighters fire fires badge' 
Weight: 1  Size: 0'1"  Total levels: 47
Type: OTHER   Composition: FABRIC
Object is: RARE 
Wear locations are: HEAD NECK ARMS WRISTS HANDS ON_BODY ABOUT_BODY WAIST HELD 
Estimated cost: 3508  
Item has other effects:
Affects:  ABSORB_FIRE by 5
This item is bound to your account.

A wand of create water was given each time a character completed the forest fire trial.

Item: 'wand create water firefighting fighting thin light blue' 
Weight: 1  Size: 1'1"  Level: 11
Type: WAND   Composition: WOOD
Object is: 
Wear locations are: HELD 
Estimated cost: 7447  
Item has 7 charges of level 50 'create water'.
This item is bound to you.


A voucher for gauntlets of red flames was awarded to characters who finished in 2nd place on both the firewalking and survival trials. By exchanging the voucher with one of the guildmasters in Ralnoth players had a choice of it been tailored to a specific class.

Item: 'gauntlets red flames fire mage' 
Weight: 1  Size: 1'0"  Level: 36  (you can't use this yet)
Type: ARMOR   Composition: METAL   Defense: 2 ac-apply
Object is: MAGE 
Wear locations are: HANDS 
Estimated cost: 25552  
Item has other effects:
Affects:  MAGE_CAST_LEVEL by 1
Affects:  ABSORB_FIRE by 5
This item is bound to you.

Post event

Stats

  • 75 players completed all three trials
  • The firewalking course was completed 2707 times.
  • The course was completed in 6 seconds 4 times.
  • The course was completed in 7 seconds 65 times.
  • The course was completed in 8 seconds 110 times.
  • 155 players completed the firefighting trial.
  • The rogue thoqqua was slain 249 times.
  • 3014 fires were put out by players.
  • Wave 1 of the survival challenge was completed 338 times.
  • Wave 30 was completed 165 times.
  • Wave 50 was completed 111 times.
  • Wave 65 was the highest wave completed, by 30 players.
  • 106400 monsters were killed in the survival trial over the course of the Celebration.

How Shadowfax beat the forest fighting trial solo

You are currently reading board 8 'Dentin's Board (Room 8)'.
Date:    2015 Jun 27 05:52
From:    shadowfax
Subject: How I beat the forest fighting trial solo
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Many of you have asked how I was able to complete the forest fire trial
with only Felonia.
The answer is: Preparation.
Felonia doesn't know 'create water', and I didn't have her learn it.  She
does, however, know store/tap, and I had her learn 'wall of ice'.
Many of you discovered that 'create water' was the most mana efficient
means of combating the fires, but the most powerful and effective spell for
a high level mage like Felonia would actually have been 'wall of ice'.
To defeat the challenge, I grabbed a bunch of throwing daggers off of clan
storage and had Felonia while wearing her full mage cast set (making her
effective cast level 52) store 'wall of ice' on eighty of them over the
course of about a half hour.
Before I entered the trial area, I wrote an alias to quickly use the
temporary wands on each fire and switch out tapped daggers for fresh ones,
and I had Felonia wear her mana regen set.  I then entered the trial area
and moved row by row, wiping out the first dozen fires with two taps each.
Once 25 fires were put out, I broke off and started hunting the thoqqua.  I
quickly picked it up on scan in the first row, shadow bound it, and
switched back to Felonia's mage cast set.  It took two 'ball lightning'
spells to kill it.  I then switched her back to her mana regen set and
resumed fighting fires, which now took more an increasing number of taps to
defeat than before.
After all the stores spells were expired, I had Felonia switch back to her
mage cast set once again (she had regenerated nearly all of her mana back
by that point) and used 'cone of cold' to put out the last several fires
except the last one, where I had to have her wait to regenerate enough mana
to repeatedly cast 'frostflower' until it went out.  She won the challenge
with only a few seconds to spare.

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