As this is the biggest release most of us in the Garden have ever undertaken, and it was completed in such a crazy timeframe, we thought you might like some details about the Yggdrasil monster! (Numbers are approximate as of 00:00 GMT December 18th.)
So here's a bit of a breakdown!
Some three years ago or more the Yggdrasil project came into being, but work faltered. In April of this year we picked up what had been done and tackled the project with a vengeance, 24 people were involved in stripping it down, creating the concepts and building up what you see today.
8 areas were cut from release and held for future additions!
Accessible to players today are 2094 new rooms, these are spread across 32 new areas! (This is total Yggdrasil not just Elemental Planes.)
9 different pairs of hands were involved in creating and running the events over the last few weeks!
The persistent efforts of 9 others were integral to the creation, testing, and refinement of the four Elemental Lord additions.
There are more than 300 types of new denizen added!
217 new quests are live, with 68 of them having been completed so far.
833 fish have been caught in the Ausafoss.
17 new honourslines are in the game.
0 Achaeans are addicted to kvkir.
As we have the first new races in a fairly long while, and there are currently 26 tash'la players! Elemental Lord has yet to be attained, but each can be considered a race unto itself also!
As of this posting there are 23 players signed on to Earth, 19 aligned to Air, 9 aligned to Water, and 11 working for the Fire faction!
Due to various actions in the events that lead up to the release of Yggdrasil faction reputation gain is altered by a total 20% (We're not going to reveal that specific breakdown!)
In regards to the events!
It should be noted that core collection started on the 4th of December, 13 days ago.
AIR (This tally ended when the Mistral was subdued, 9 days after core collection began.) Total cores in a tall, fluted, pearlescent amphora: 330 Ashtan 316 Eleusis 5 Cyrene 4 Hashan 3 Mhaldor 2
WATER (This tally ended when the Blood Sea event began, 10 days after core collection began.) Total cores in a towering sapphire amphora: 150 Cyrene 105 Targossas 24 Eleusis 11 Hashan 6 Mhaldor 3
Mhaldor amphora (This amphora was made on the 10th, the event concluded on the 14th.) Water cores 148 Earth cores 1 Fire cores 1 Seamonster trophies 16 Water-related corpese 2918
EARTH (This tally ended on Saturday, 13 days after core collection began.) Total cores in a grand jade amphora: 210 Targossas 133 Cyrene 49 Eleusis 21 Mhaldor 5 Hashan 2
FIRE (This tally ended yesterday.) Total cores in a massive, ruby-studded amphora: 212 Hashan 170 Eleusis 19 Cyrene 14 Mhaldor 4 Ashtan 3 Targossas 2