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MineZ MineZ: Christmas Update 2022

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by MineZ Team, Dec 10, 2022.

MineZ - MineZ: Christmas Update 2022
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    Happy Holidays, Survivors!

    The time has finally come. We’ve brought out the decorations, pulled the cookies out of the oven and decked the halls with boughs of holly.

    The team has worked very hard to bring you this update and we’re happy to finally welcome you to Wonderland 2022.

    Walking in a Winter Wonderland
    It wouldn’t be a Winter Wonderland without decorated towns filling the world. This year we’re launching Wonderland with 24 Christmas themed locations, with plans to add even more holiday rebuilds in the coming weeks!

    Of course each of these locations is full of special, holiday themed goodies so why not stop by each Holiday town to sample the many things they offer?

    You’ll also find that the Ghost ship has departed for the month, though I hear an exceptionally large Gingerbread replica has dropped its gumdrop anchor somewhere.

    Tales of Glory
    We're happy to announce the return of the Christmas dungeon questline, featuring:
    • Clarce Coal Mines ((at Clarce))
    • Rotted Roots, at Snow tree
    • Santa's Sweatshop, accessible via the southpole, which you can travel to in Pravus
    The Traveling Snowman

    As with previous years, our good friend the Traveling snowman has returned to Valar. He brings with him a bounty of exciting, exclusive and useful items for anyone that he bumps into. This year, chest tiers will be the same on both weekend and weekdays to ensure everyone has a chance for top chests regardless of time.

    Treat Chest Schedule and Loot
    Expect exact times to be announced in time for the start of next week!

    At the scheduled start time, a server will be picked to host the traveling snowman, which will be followed by an announcement across MineZ and pinging the shotbow discord with its location and the countdown to the first chest spawn! Keep your eyes peeled for more than yuletide carolers in the area, and head that way! Similar to last year weekend chests will have higher tiers of loot available compared to their weekday counterpart.

    In order to be pinged for supply drop spawns, make sure to assign yourself the 'supplydrops' role from #notifications in the official Shotbow discord! (https://discord.gg/shotbow)


    Chests spawn in after the announcement on a delay, and similar to the past year of supply drops, will not spawn all at the same time. Chests spawn in phases, little by little each of the chests will spawn in, staggered one after the other, and you'll either have to get out quick with the first drop of loot, or stay longer to keep up the fight to claim as much as you can!

    As always, alting is not allowed, and all other MineZ and Shotbow Rules apply as normal.

    The Twelve Days of Christmas Headhunt

    This year we are happy to bring another headhunt for those observant explorers among you. Hidden among the Holiday rebuilds of the main world(none in instances), you may come across these dark red, numbered presents.

    We’ve made a few changes to the headhunt system but most notably for players, /checkheads now opens a GUI displaying all active headhunts throughout the world. This should make it easier for you to keep track and visualize your progress.

    This headhunt we are also trying out a new reward system, pitched by community members. In addition to the normal loot and a special cosmetic bundle for all players that complete it, players who do not have access to the exclusive PVE server will earn 5 days of PVE/Private server access. This time becomes immediately active after completing the headhunt, so be aware of that when completing it.

    Advent Calendar

    Similar to 2020's daily calendar, we have designed a series of rewards for all 24 days accessible via /advent! Items can be unlocked on the respective days up to EST midnight. Slots before release (10th) will remain claimable on any day.

    Closing Thoughts
    With all these opportunities for merry-making, we hope to see you stop by and take a stroll through MineZ, during the most wonderful time of the year. We hope to end this year on a high note and intend to supply additional content through follow-up releases during the season. There’s plenty to be excited for in 2023, and we can’t wait to show you more.

    From our families to yours, we hope you have a safe and happy Holiday season.
    As always, Thanks for flying Shotbow! (Vote for Shotbow!)
    Outra, Mistri, rory2 and 1 other person like this.

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