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Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: Duskruin Arena
Message #: 11951
Author: GS4-AVALUKA
Date: 07/25/2020 11:43 AM
Subject: Compartmentalized Quivers V2: The Quivering

Compartmentalized Quivers have gotten an overhaul to fit with the new archery changes! You'll still be able to venture over to Bundle Up to pick up one of these quivers and enjoy their new features.

T1/OTS quivers are fairly normal with some verbs that can make some of your actions fancy. This year, you'll be able to find thigh-worn varieties in addition to the regular belt-worn and shoulder-worn ones.

Unlocked quivers have access to extra compartments that can carry an extra bundle of ammo weightlessly.

READY AMMO the quiver itself to take advantage of the quiver's features.

  • Tier 2*

- TURN to change the ammo bundle used when you FIRE. - INSPECT to view all attributes of your ammo in one output (flares, master-fletched charges, blessed, etc.) - Toggleable ammo display feature. - Minimum 2 compartments, maximum 4.

  • Tier 3*

- Smart change feature with attunement (attune to a creature and automatically swap to the appropriate ammo as you FIRE). - Gem-fueled creature bane tied to the attunement of each compartment. - Toggleable Flare display feature that changes description. - Minimum 2 compartments, maximum 6.

Some more details on the fully unlocked (T3) major features, which are the Creature Attunement and Creature Bane:

  • Creature Attunement (T3 Only)

Each compartment can be attuned to a specific creature, or fine-tuned to focus on a general feature of that foe. When you FIRE, the quiver will automatically switch to the ammo you have attuned to that creature, or the closest match. You can set a default compartment as a fallback for foes you haven't attuned. - POINT the quiver at a foe to attune it. - SPIN the quiver to fine-tune the focus, such as focusing only on undead or trolls. - PINCH the quiver to clear that compartment's attunement. - POINT at the quiver to set a default compartment. NOTE: At this time, the quiver is expecting you to have 1 type of ammo (arrows OR bolts) inside it, so it won't be able to figure out between crossbows and bows currently. At this time, you should not mix arrows and bolts in the same quiver.

  • Creature Bane (T3 Only)

Feed the quiver gems to power a bane effect. Each compartment can have its own bane and charges, and it is based off of the attunement set with POINT. - Use PUSH to feed any gem, with more valuable gems giving more charges. NOTE: This is a +5 AS creature bane. Undead-focused compartments are given lesser undead bane, /not/ greater (you still need a bless!)

Unlock certificates will be available to advance your quiver's tier, as well as to add an extra compartment (which allows the quiver to carry an extra bundle of ammo weightlessly), or unlock the new Wear Location swap feature (swap between belt, shoulder, and thigh-worn at will).

Pricing T1/OTS to T2 Unlock Certificate = 10,000 bloodscrip (Unlimited Quantity) T2 to T3 Unlock Certificate = 50,000 bloodscrip (Limit 2) +1 Compartment certificate = 5,000 bloodscrip (Unlimited Quantity) Wear Location Swap unlock certificate = 5,000 bloodscrip (Unlimited Quantity)

NOTE: As the T2 to T3 certificates are limited, likely popular, and probably going to be snapped up fast, I'm planning on spinning for the chance to purchase these certificates at a specific time (TBA) instead of just putting them for sale in the shop. This will hopefully make it a bit fairer rather than everyone swarming to the shop to try to grab the T3 certificates within the first 1 minute of opening. Shattered will obviously have the T3 certificates in the shop as usual, and potentially Platinum as well (depending on interest).

I'll be happy to clarify anything if it's too confusing!

Thanks, Avaluka

Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: Duskruin Arena
Message #: 11560
Author: GS4-AVALUKA
Date: 02/06/2020 08:58 AM
Subject: Compartmentalized Quiver Unlock Certificates - Bundle Up

Hi guys,

Bundle Up will have a refreshed quantity of certificates available in the backroom, which should be open at the same time as Duskruin opens.

Note: I am eliminating scaling pricing for this run to see how it goes, but there will still be limits.

There are no real updates for this run for the quivers bar the refreshed certificates.

T0 to T1 Quiver Unlock (Auto-Bundle Feature Unlocked) = 10k bloodscrip, Limit 25 T1 to T2 Quiver Unlock (Auto-Fire/GATHER Ability Unlocked) = 50k bloodscrip, Limit 2 +1 Compartment = 5k bloodscrip, Limit 20 Auto-Advancement Unlock (Advances to Next Full Compartment when Current is Empty) = 5k bloodscrip, Limit 20

Thanks! ~Avaluka


Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: Duskruin Arena
Message #: 10849
Author: GS4-AVALUKA
Date: 07/17/2019 11:08 AM
Subject: Compartmentalized Quivers - New Feature and QOL Updates!

Compartmentalized Quivers are coming back for the next run of Duskruin! All of the unlock certificates available last run will be refreshed and available at the same quantities/limits noted before. (Pricing/limits for certificates are listed at the bottom of this post.) All of the quiver designs have been changed/refreshed.

In addition, there is a new feature that can be unlocked for T1 or T2 quivers: auto-advancement. When this feature is active, the quiver will automatically advance to a full compartment when it senses that the current compartment has been emptied. A new unlock certificate will be available to unlock this feature.

A snippet of the new feature in action on a T2 quiver with Flare Display active:

>spin my quiver Reaching to the side of your quiver, you wind up the spring-loaded gears attached there. Each turn of your hand produces a chorus of clicking noises until the gears reach the correct tension. Roundtime: 5 sec. >pull my quiver In a graceful motion, you reach for the quiver on your shoulder. You remove a faewood arrow from in your quiver. The layer of icy frost covering the quiver melts away. > [About 3 seconds later ...] Without any contents to hold it back, the tension in the spring-loaded gears attached to your quiver starts to slowly release. Accompanied by a steady clicking noise, the mechanism starts to advance to a new compartment. With a whir, the gears stop on a bundle of arrows as the compartment clicks into place. Flickering flames erupt along the length of the quiver.

Notes:

  • This behavior will continue indefinitely until you turn off the feature with SPIN.
  • There is roughly a 3 second pause before the feature kicks in to advance, but there is no RT associated with it since it is automatic.
  • This feature will only kick in if you manually empty the current compartment. If you merely TURN to an empty compartment normally, it will not advance (because that would make it super annoying to try to put arrows back in.)
  • As noted above, this will only be unlockable for T1 or T2 quivers, as you need at least one extra compartment to make this work.

Other General Quality of Life Updates:

  • The quivers will now play nice with STOW/STORE when the description changes via Ammo Display or Flare Display.
  • CLENCH will now do the same thing that PULL does, but it won't knock you out of hiding. Knocking you out of hiding was not intended in my original design when you equip an arrow.
  • The compartments are now noted as being lined with veniom in the show, as this more accurately describes the fact they negate encumbrance when not active.

[The above QOL improvements should be live already - if you find any issues, please don't hesitate to post here.]

Certificate Pricing:

  • T0 to T1 Unlock Certificate. 10k Bloodscrip base price, scaling pricing, unlimited.
  • T1 to T2 Unlock Certificate. 50k bloodscrip base price, scaling pricing, limit 2.
  • +1 Compartment Certificate. 5k bloodscrip base price, scaling pricing, unlimited.
  • Auto-Advancement Certificate. 5k bloodscrip base price, scaling pricing, unlimited.

Thanks! ~ Avaluka

Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: Duskruin Arena
Message #: 10506
Author: GS4-AVALUKA
Date: 02/08/2019 07:45 PM
Subject: Compartmentalized Quiver unlock certificates - February 2019

The backroom of Bundle Up will be restocked with unlock certificates for the Compartmentalized Quivers for this run.

I've been allowed to make all certificates EXCEPT the T1 to T2 certificate unlimited in quantity, though there will be some scaling pricing as a result. We'll see how this goes for this particular run.

I've not yet decided whether there will be a delayed opening of the backroom this time or not, but I will be sure to announce on this thread if this is the case prior to the opening of Duskruin.

Thanks! ~Avaluka


Category: Paid Events: Adventures, Quests, and SimuCoins
Topic: Duskruin Arena
Message #: 10156
Author: GS4-AVALUKA
Date: 12/14/2018 6:52pm
Subject: Hey, archers...

.... ammo maintenance got you down?

Sick of tedious bundling?

Want to carry different types of ammo with you, but continually get crushed from all that extra weight?

Then the Compartmentalized Quiver may be for you!

<insert ad jingle>

But what is a Compartmentalized Quiver, you ask?

General Information

  • At T1 and above, they will auto-bundle ammo placed inside them.
  • At T1 and above, they gain access to having extra compartments that can carry ONE (1) extra bundle of ammo weightlessly per compartment.
  • The currently selected compartment will have its contents affect your encumberance. [IE, the bundle of ammo currently accessible will affect you, but ammo that are stored in the extra compartments are made weightless.]
  • TURN to select a new compartment.
  • Each compartment adds 1 pound to the quiver's weight, regardless if there is a bundle inside it or not.
  • Each compartment can only hold ONE (1) bundle of ammo.

Here's a breakdown of functionality for each tier.

T0/OTS

  • Plain 1 pound quiver.
  • 1 compartment, /NO/ weightless storage.
  • 4 zests (GET, PUT, RUB, CLEAN)

T1

  • Auto-bundle activated.
  • Extra compartments activated. [Weightlessly store ONE (1) bundle of ammo per extra compartment, not including the currently selected one.]
  • Toggleable ammo display feature. [Displays the ammo in the long description for the currently selected compartment.]
  • Minimum 2 total compartments, maximum 4 total compartments.
  • IE, at maximum it can store 3 extra bundles of ammo weightlessly.

T2

  • Auto-bundle activated.
  • Extra compartments activated. [Weightlessly store ONE (1) bundle of ammo per extra compartment, not including the currently selected one.]
  • GATHER ability activated. [Get ammo from ground, place in quiver.]
  • Auto-fire ability activated. [Equip ammo and fire in one motion.]
  • Toggleable ammo display feature. [Displays the ammo in the long description for the currently selected compartment.]
  • Toggleable flare display feature. [Description of quiver changes to match material or flare of ammo in currently selected compartment, additional messaging with various zests.]
  • Minimum 2 total compartments, maximum 6 total compartments.
  • IE, at maximum it can store 5 bundles of ammo weightlessly.

Here are some snippets of it in action!

>pull my quiver In a graceful motion, you reach for the platinum quiver on your shoulder. You remove a single wooden arrow from a bundle of wooden arrows. >push my quiver With a smooth, practiced motion, you reach towards your platinum quiver. You slide a wooden arrow into your platinum quiver, carefully combining it with a bundle of wooden arrows already inside. You add a wooden arrow to your bundle. >touch my quiver You run your hand along the base of your platinum quiver and depress the bottom inward, ensuring that a portion of any ammo inside will show above the rim. The quiver gives a satisfying click noise.

You tap a platinum quiver containing a bundle of wooden arrows that you are wearing.

This is all with a fully unlocked (T2) quiver:

>prod my quiver You depress a cleverly hidden button on the side of your platinum quiver. A subtle humming noise starts up accompanied by a whir of gears. A radiant glow of brilliant white light surrounds the platinum quiver.

You tap a gleaming platinum quiver surrounded by a brilliant white glow that you are wearing.

>pull my quiver In a graceful motion, you reach for the platinum quiver on your shoulder. You remove a single wooden arrow from a bundle of wooden arrows. A pure, bell-like tone rings from the platinum quiver. >turn my quiver Several clicks sound as you rotate the glaesine top of your platinum quiver, turning to the next compartment. As the new compartment clicks into place, a bundle of heavy crossbow bolts can be seen nestled within. The brilliant white glow surrounding the platinum quiver slowly fades into dimness. With a rattling noise, several bones appear on the surface of the platinum quiver. Roundtime: 2 sec.

You tap a weathered platinum quiver decorated with various small bones that you are wearing.

>pull my quiver In a graceful motion, you reach for the platinum quiver on your shoulder. You remove a single heavy crossbow bolt from a bundle of heavy crossbow bolts. The sharp rattle of dry bones rises into the air from the platinum quiver.

[NOTE: If there are no flares on the ammo, it uses the material of the ammo instead, such as 'bone' above.]

You can also TURN to a specific compartment. Use INSPECT to see the contents of your quiver. (Available for T1 and T2.)

>inspect my quiver The quiver appears to be made of platinum. It looks like it would be best worn slung over a shoulder. It looks to have 2 compartments inside with the following configuration: 1. a bundle of wooden arrows [Current] 2. a bundle of heavy crossbow bolts Type TURN quiver TO # to turn to a specific compartment.

AVAILABILITY - T0/OTS quivers. Unlimited. Cost: 2,500 - T1 Unlock Certificate. Limit 25. Cost: 10,000. - T2 Unlock Certificate. Limit 1. Cost: 50,000. - Add 1 Extra Compartment Certificate. Limit 20. Cost: 5,000.

The single T2 unlock certificate will be found in the brand new Treasure Trove!

NOTE: All other unlock certificates can be found in the back room of the quiver shop "Bundle Up", though this back room will be initially closed upon the shop opening.

I realize there was a slight delay in getting these announced and want to be sure people are aware of these guys prior to the limited certificates becoming available. Plus it gives people time to ask questions, etc.

Expect the back room with the certificates to open up sometime in the evening/night EST on Sunday, December 16th. (I will post a more firm timeframe once I know more on how my schedule looks.)

Thanks! ~Avaluka