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  • New Year Surprise Event!

    It’s been a year! We know -- we already wrapped up (pardon the pun) with our end of year post and event but we’ve opted to throw one more Holiday treat in for our awesome community: A New Year’s Eve mini-event.

    At midnight EST on Dec 31st and midday EST Jan 1st, our Official Networks will be bombarded with raining gifts in a hail of fireworks to mark the end of 2020. These gifts will contain a collection of your favourite skins from past events that are currently unavailable and a chibi bonanza! And by bonanza, we mean, the drop rate of Rare, Very Rare and Legendary chibis will be dialled to over 9000!

    We greatly appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm and hope this little treat will help mark the bringing in of healthy and happy New Year for us all! 

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    Here are the specifics on the event:

    'Happy New Year!' event is now enabled on Official Servers. The event is set to go off at approximately Midnight EST and Noon EST on the 1st of January 2021. Servers running the event will be bombarded with raining gifts in a hail of fireworks to mark the end of 2020. These gifts will contain a collection of your favourite skins from past events that are currently unavailable and a chibi bonanza! And by bonanza, we mean, the drop rate of Rare, Very Rare and Legendary chibis will be dialled to over 9000!
    Unofficial Servers can enable the event with the following commandline param: -NewYearEvent


    To modify the times, the following commandline parameters can also be used:

    ?NewYear1UTC=1609477200
    ?NewYear2UTC=1609497200
    You can use https://www.epochconverter.com/ to get your appropriate timestamp. Please keep in mind that this event cannot be run before Midnight EST on the 1st of January 2021, so if you wish to change your time it would have to be set after that. 


    Some additional notes:

    This event can only be run ONCE on a savefile (with 2 triggers).
    If a server is set to run the event at a time already passed, then on load the server will immediately trigger the gifts.
    If a custom time isn't set, then the event will run default at Midnight EST on the 1st and again at Noon.

     

    Cheers,  

    The Studio Wildcard Team


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    On 12/23/2020 at 9:57 PM, mindless2831 said:

    My God 99% of you guys are ungrateful jerks. The poison that is most of you guys that comment on here has got to stop. If you are so pissed off with wildcard then stop playing the dang game and let those of us that love it in spite of the issues enjoy it without all the bickering. 

     

    I for one thank you very much wildcard and am excited for this. I just hope you are able to find a way to make it work on unofficial as I run my own server because I can't deal with the poison players like most of the people commenting on this announcement. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year WildCard! I am extremely excited to see what ya'll bring us next! Keep up the amazing work! 

    The people that just want to get on their server and play with the holiday items are poison?  Why would ppl not be upset?  Yeah...  Your right. Just a bunch of jerks. So many posts about broken things in this game. Why wouldn't people get sick and tired of it?  Just because you see it in rose colored glasses.

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    So  they promised that amazing freaking event...but my server goes down thanks to [][][] doing their things as always since 12/29...still down 12/30...now my main is stuck there. MERRY XMAST lol Ark...sigh...real housewives of atlanta sigh GIF by RealityTVGIFs

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    On 12/23/2020 at 11:15 PM, Reubatina11 said:

    What about Unofficial and Singleplayer? Will this be automatically enabled on Singleplayer? If not, there isn't really a way to enable it, at least on Console.

    Actually there is now go to local/host then select the advanced tab and scroll all the way down and you will see a bar that says "Active Event" and in the description it says "Name of the Event" e.g WinterWonderland

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    Doesnt seem fair to all the other time zones, I will have to be up 4.30 and 5am seems a little nationalist to me

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    1 hour ago, Brexit2021 said:

    Doesnt seem fair to all the other time zones, I will have to be up 4.30 and 5am seems a little nationalist to me

    There's 5pm UK on New Years Day too.

    If they were only catering for EST they wouldn't be running it twice at a more convenient time for others.

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    For those hosting their own servers using ASM, here's what you'll want to drop into your ADMINISTRATION tab:

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    The first epoch time is set to 00:01 CST Jan 1, 2021, and the second is 12:00 CST Jan 1, 2021. You can change these using the epoch converter provided in WC's post:  https://www.epochconverter.com/ 

    ?NewYear1UTC=1609480860?NewYear2UTC=1609524000

    If you're bare-hosting, drop this into your game.ini:

    -NewYearEvent?NewYear1UTC=1609480860?NewYear2UTC=1609524000

     

    I believe this should work the same for Singleplayer, but don't quote me on it. Most people I know will use ASM to host their SP experience, since it gives you far greater control over the game versus the built-in tools 👍

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    On 12/23/2020 at 5:45 AM, Kituneki said:

    as nice as that all sounds, thats literally 5 in the morning for those who live in the GMT time zone

    And if they were to stagger it by time zone then people from the other time zones would flood the servers to get extra, but end up crashing servers instead.

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    On 12/23/2020 at 9:32 AM, Cyberra said:

    Raptor Claus is doing more than starting arguments... There's one guy on my server who will swoop in and steal present drops right out from under you even if you were already there waiting. People have been at the edge of war about it

    This always happens with raptor claus. We had an event just after official started (start of the end of legacy) where all regular drops became Xmas drops at night. Everyone got stuff and it was glorious. No arguing or BS just presents. Including hairstyles, bps, gear, saddles, etc...

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    19 minutes ago, SeleneVerona said:

    This always happens with raptor claus. We had an event just after official started (start of the end of legacy) where all regular drops became Xmas drops at night. Everyone got stuff and it was glorious. No arguing or BS just presents. Including hairstyles, bps, gear, saddles, etc...

    See that would actually make sense. Raptor Claus as it exists just makes people hate the other players on their server because it's always a few greedy jerks using manas or skiffs to steal the drops from people who got there first and/or were waiting on the ground. Heck the first night of the event one of them got under me with his mana and jumped into the air so I'd fall to my death.  Adding holiday loot items (even at a reduced rate) to normal drops during the event would make things more fair so everyone could have a chance to get something other than frustration.

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    On abberation will the drops spawn on the surface or just across the map? Because if they spawn on the surface there is a chance it could be daytime and abberation players will have no accsess to the drops.

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    On 12/23/2020 at 1:15 PM, Reubatina11 said:

    What about Unofficial and Singleplayer? Will this be automatically enabled on Singleplayer? If not, there isn't really a way to enable it, at least on Console.

    single player bruh

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    Lol going to be nothing but a pvp feast. Alphas will kill everyone trying to get this stuff. Lol or set up turret towers at the locations that they are spamming ..I've seen a few towers already.

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    I would love this but not sure if greedy people will kill me and my tames just to get it. 

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    And the surprise is my server crashes (and is still down) before the event even starts. >_> Lovely. (NA PVE 338). Forget presents, hopefully me and my best argy is still alive when I get back on :(

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    TheIsland407

    Event triggered, system message saying Happy New Year popped up, there was a second ".." server message, but no items/fireworks triggered anywhere on the map.

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    1 minute ago, Zen00 said:

    TheIsland407

    Event triggered, system message saying Happy New Year popped up, there was a second ".." server message, but no items/fireworks triggered anywhere on the map.

    Yep, I even jumped into admin mode and flew around to see if I could find anything and nope...

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    Got it to work the second time by setting the in game time to midnight. Fireworks, check. Metric ton of gifts, check. 

    Surely it can't be that it has to actually line up with midnight on server times to work...

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    Okay, as usual it seems they screwed up.

    Here (in the community post) they say "Midnight EST and Noon EST on the 1st of January 2021", but in-game it says 11:30 PM EST (Dec1) and 12 PM EST (Jan1)

    Also apparently the presents only drop in a undisclosed location, so only those who actually knew about that part got any presents on the live servers. It was not a server wide event as we're led to believe here. Nor did they actually tell anyone in-game (at least on The Island servers) about this.

     

    So in conclusion, the community team and the dev team are both at ass-ends of the planet from each other with only a broken tin-can phone to communicate as they can't get anything right between them.

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    Hey All,

     

    I would like to get the new years event on our unofficial server. only problem is i am from SA and not sure how to activate the event on the server please can someone help.

     

    Thanks

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