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Our December Plans!

NicolaNicola Administrator Posts: 811 Achaean staff
We're super excited to announce our next big game update, we'll be looking at an honours level quest for each city and a whole heap of content for ships and seafarers!

Most of this update will be geared at groups, especially the city specific content which will (we hope) help to inspire some bonding and cultural strengthening within our various factions in order to achieve some very special results. At sea we'll be creating a slew of quests just for ships, their captains, and their crew!

As a little teaser, enjoy this painting titled "The Pangolin's Picnic":

Depicted in masterful strokes of oil paint, an enchanting beach scene unfolds in detailed clarity upon this somewhat haggard canvas. Golden rays preside over lashings of blue sky and sunlit sea, placid waves lapping gently at shingle and shore. Arranged carefully upon the rolling sands, a swathe of sailcloth acts as a makeshift picnic blanket, playing host to a full grown pangolin whose curious eyes gleam as the beast proudly wears a misshapen pirate's hat. At one corner, a multicoloured dragonfly buzzes its wings from within a glass jar, while on the opposite end a weighing scales rests ungraciously on its side. All the while, fresh dates roast on a nearby spit, plumes of painted smoke wafting from the bold portrayal of a crackling cook-fire as the picnic's most honoured guest takes in the smell with obvious enthusiasm.

As mentioned in Announce news 5126, we're offering a bit of a story writing contest!

All the great quests in Achaea tell a story and our seafaring quests will do just the same, but if you have an idea for an exciting story that could play out over a quest at sea (by visiting various islands, defeating monsters, collecting treasures, and so much more), write it up and email it to me!

I'll be accepting submissions from now until November 9th and if we choose your story you'll earn 500 credits!

If you want to submit an entry please format in plain text with first the story and then a bulletpoint step of how the quest would progress.

Example quest:
* Visit Rhilas and learn about your battlerage abilities.
* Once you prove that you can use your battlerage, he asks you to defeat Pieranotzu, the dreaded rat beneath the newbie lands.
* Visit a ratman in any ofthe cities to learn about the giant rat and his burrow. Hmm, rats like cheese!
* Visit Blaan, he farms sheep in Lodi, and has some cheese.
* Find a burrow hole and place the cheese down, this is sure to lure a rat out.
* At midnight a rat appears, takes the cheese and darts back in, the entry to the burrow is now accessible.
* Head in to the burrow, kill the first wave of rats to open the way to the "throne room"
* Kill the rest of the rats until Pieranotzu gets angry enough to defend his subjects, and appears.
* Kill the king himself and take his corpse back to Rhilas!

Send these to [email protected]

One entry per person, please!


IctinusAustereShirszaeMelodieXallaxTaryiusAtalkezTruaxCerysAyaniAstarodKrizalNyneveOceana

Comments

  • AsmodronAsmodron Member Posts: 3,076 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Taryius said:
    Nicola said:
    We're super excited to announce our next big game update, we'll be looking at an honours level quest for each city

    Step 1: Fall upon spike ×100 times
  • AdrikAdrik Member Posts: 233 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Asmodron said:
    Taryius said:
    Nicola said:
    We're super excited to announce our next big game update, we'll be looking at an honours level quest for each city

    Step 1: Fall upon spike ×100 times
    Step 2: Wonder how you get past the Champion.

    Step 3: DIE A WHOLE LOT.

    Step 4: Duck.
    AsmodronXallaxZbaco
  • OceanaOceana North SeaMember Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Are there any requirements for the story @Nicola

    And for the quest, should we make do with existing denizens or can we invent new ones?
  • NicolaNicola Administrator Posts: 811 Achaean staff
    Oceana said:
    Are there any requirements for the story @Nicola

    And for the quest, should we make do with existing denizens or can we invent new ones?
    No particular requirements that aren't mentioned in the initial post, and existing or new denizens are fine.
  • MinifieMinifie Member Posts: 2,440 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Entry in, mine probably sucks but I had fun, love this kind of thing :)


    (Mhaldor's Next Top Model): Taryius says, "Oops, thats not a foray. Thats two novices going at it in the wilderness."
    NicolaDoriel
  • OceanaOceana North SeaMember Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Entry just in. Just in time. :)
    NicolaOzmatiahJakiro
  • MercerMercer Member Posts: 30 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Submitted to [email protected] :)
    Nicola
  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,272 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sent something as well. We'll see how it goes!

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...


    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

    Nicola
  • TeshaTesha Member Posts: 2,938 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I too channeled my inner Ictinus and submitted one!

     i'm a rebel

    Nicola
  • JakiroJakiro Member Posts: 122 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I didn't get a semi-colon  :'(
    image
    Oceana
  • DarrodDarrod Member Posts: 28 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    @Zackery Dang right we will. We'll even get there in one piece since I'll be driving. ;)
  • ZackeryZackery Member Posts: 250 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    WOW!!!!
  • AstarodAstarod Member Posts: 535 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited November 13
    Jakiro; said:
    I didn't get a semi-colon  :'(
    Only real men get semi-colons. 
    The Divine voice of Twilight echoes in your head, "See that it is. I espy a tithe of potential in your mortal soul, Astarod Blackstone. Let us hope that it flourishes and does not falter as so many do."
    Jakiro
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