Greetings everyone! With Winterfest coming to a close but weather still being… Winterfesty, you all surely are looking for an excuse to stay bundled up inside, at your computer, watching the snow fall outside and not roll around in it.
Regardless of the situation, all of us in the northern hemisphere can agree that it’s still pretty gosh dang cold here. What better way to overcome the cold than to fuel yourself with the passion of a warrior and warm up in the heat of battle?
You see, over the past few months, we’ve had two knights appear in Haven. They are rather elusive, but they are fighters! They are warriors! And they want to rip the soul out of the other one!
These two knights are followers of two of our lovely Game Masters - appropriately named Cronun-Priest and Heran-Disciple. Both knights are on a mission to prove that their Game Master is clearly the obvious choice should you be looking for someone to build a gingerbread house with, or share a cup of cocoa while snuggled up next to a fire watching netflix. Clearly Cronus will add the candy sprinkles just right, and have the better taste in entertainment. Sorry, did I say Cronus? I meant Hera. Or did I?
Now, the two are turning their dispute to you, the knights who populate Haven! Are you up to the task, or will you let their dispute rage on while you warm up with a lonely fireplace? Join the fun!
--------- WHAT IS IT? ---------
This is a team-based community event. On one side, we have the lime-clad fighters of Emerald Poultry. On the other side, we have the purple-poised people of Amethyst Eggs.
If you weren’t already sold on the idea of Cronus VS Hera, at least we can all finally settle the age old question of whether the chicken or the egg is better. Or was it about which one came first? Winner takes all I suppose.
--------- WHAT IS IN IT? ---------
There are two parts to this event. A forum portion, and an in-game portion.
The forum part consists of three categories:
- Short Stories
Each should be themed around the event.
If you’re running low on creative juices to get you started, this forum thread will have a few ideas to get you started.
The forum event will accept entries from January 1st 2017 until January 23rd 2017 at 11:59PM PST.
The in-game part consists of several in-game events:
- Gold Rush! - Collect the most crowns and deposit them into your guild’s treasury!
- Material Hunt - Collect the most materials and deposit them into your guild’s treasury!
- Prestige Power! - Show off your skills by amassing prestige!
- Chess VS - Compete with the other team in a game of chess!
- Checkers VS - Compete with the other team in a game of checkers!
- Tier 1 and Tier 2 Lockdown - Fight! Win! Earn score for your team through blood and glory!
- Blast Network - Earn score for your team through bombastic battles!
The in-game event will start on January 15th 2017 and run until January 29th 2017 at 11:59 PST.
Scores will be tallied up on January 30th 2017, and the giveaway will commence immediately after the winner is announced.
--------- WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED? ---------
Because we’ll never know who is the most fabulous Game Master if we don’t fight each other to find out!
While there is no reward for “winning”, there will be a prize giveaway following the event for all those who participated. The contents of this giveaway come from a donation pot from various members in the community who wish to give away old things. You don’t get anything for donating other than an honorable mention throughout the event, but if the thought of giving warms your heart, then mail any donations to “Fangel” in game.
Additionally, there will be a rather minor participation reward for all who join.
--------- HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? ---------
In order to participate in the forum portion of the Civil War event, you must sign up for the event in the proper forum thread.
In order to participate in the game portion of the Civil War event, there are a few requirements:
- You must have a knight that is rank Soldier (rank missions 4-1 to 4-3)
- Your knight must not have access to higher starred gear
- You must sign up in the forum thread
If you do not have a knight at the proper rank, no problem! You can create a new knight purely for this event! Getting your knight up to the proper rank is pretty simple, and you do not need anything other than an hour or two to reach Soldier rank. There is no orb farming required!
Getting signed up is easy! You simply have to fill in the following and post it in the sign-up forum thread:
- In-Game Name:
Alternative Knight Name:
Team Preference: (Optional)
Art Entry: (Optional)
Story Entry: (Optional)
Poetry Entry: (Optional)
If you sign up before you make a forum event entry, you can always update your post with an entry! Just be sure to add a note to the bottom of your post indicating that you’ve edited your post to include your entry!
Additionally, if you want to talk with people outside of the game, you can run on over to the unofficial Spiral Knights Discord server! We’ll be themed around this event in there for its duration, so come on in and show off how much cooler you are than everyone with fancy lime and purple colored names for validated participants! Go team go!
--------- I WANT TO HELP! ---------
Well you’re in luck! As it stands, we currently have only a handful of Event Officers. Event Officers consist of knights who I’ve reached out to about helping keep this event run smoothly. They answer questions, act as mediators, and try to help everyone involved have a good time. Any player that is causing issues should be reported to an Event Officer to be dealt with.
If you want to aid in this event, contact “Heran-Disciple”, “Cronun-Priest”, or “Fangel” in-game via an in-game mail with the following:
- Your knight name and your event knight name
- Why you want to be an Event Officer
- Why you think you’d be a good fit for an Event Officer
- A reference or two that can vouch for your ability
- A short list of previous/current guilds you’ve been an officer in
Current Event Officers include:
Additionally, you can help by donating accessories, gear, costumes, and more by mailing items to “Fangel” in-game with the mail subject “Civil War!”. Your items will be added to the pot for the giveaway, and whatever knight you mail the items from will get a mention unless you request to remain anonymous.
--------- FAQ ---------
Q: How do I play chess or checkers?
A: Currently, there are three guilds who are donating their space for the span of the event. You can find chessboards along with pieces in the guildhalls of Echo of Silence, Promise, and Solo Art.
Q: How does checkers or chess work? Can’t you just lie?
A: Only games that are watched by Event Officers are subject to aiding your team’s score. Games not reported by Event Officers are ignored.
Q: Why is does my knight need to be rank Soldier?
A: Soldier rank gives access to Tier 2 of the clockworks, but does not give access to gear that is commonly referred to as “overpowered”. Additionally, players do not have to pay anything for orbs of alchemy or fire crystals as all progression is handed to the player until this point.
Q: What if I accidentally rank up above Soldier?
A: Sorry, but if you are a rank higher than Soldier then your knight will be disqualified, and you will be removed from the event. Should you create a new knight and keep them at Soldier rank and request to be brought back into the event, that is fine, just know that various penalties may be applied if deemed necessary.
Q: Can I fund my knight in the event?
A: Yes, you can fund your knight in terms of gear, recipes, etc. However, you cannot fund your knight to generate score (ie, Gold Rush and Material Hunt events).
Q: Can I have multiple knights in the event?
A: No. You are limited to one active event knight per person.
Q: Can I donate crowns or energy?
A: You can donate crowns or energy, however individual items to give away would be best. There is currently nothing set in place to redistribute any donated currency, however if any donations include currency something will be sorted out to redistribute it.
Q: I don’t like/can’t use the forums! Can I get involved some other way?
A: For the in-game portion of the event, yes! Simply mail your knight name, your alt’s name, and your team preference (if you have any) to “Fangel” between January 1st and January 14th.