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[Sticky] Raiders of the Lost Vault Event!
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As the Longest Night waxes ever closer and endless twilight enshrouds the land, all the people and creatures of Elyria make their final preparations to winter the bleak years ahead. With stores uncomfortably low from a meager growing season, the search for additional resources is on everyone's mind. Adventurers use the dwindling light to scour the land. It is during this time that, in a forgotten ruin, an entrance to an underground lair is discovered; its secrets still intact from an unknown time.

With the promise of untold riches; explorers and champions from all over enter the deep dungeon. What they bring out will change the face of Elyria permanently...

Hailing from Oceanus, the King of Sokara was among those who entered the ruins, but he and his party have not been seen nor heard of for an alarming amount of time and his council fears the worst. Dungeoneers on Oceanus have another treasure to claim if they can bring back proof of his fate...

Welcome to our December Event, Raiders of the Lost Vault!

Overview

Raiders of the Lost Vault is a community engagement event that takes place during this Longest Night. Read the accompanying lore to learn more about this momentous time during Elyria's history.

Players will participate by engaging in a game of spying, raiding, and collecting coins. With enough effort, you could end up as the player with the largest cache of Ancient Coins and win the Grand Prize!

Participants may:

  • Send coins to another you wish to vote for the winner of one of the two top server-specific prizes
  • Amass the coins for yourself
  • Spend Supplies to Raid the Immortal Vault in the hopes of earning amazing treasure
  • Spend Supplies to Spy on Shipments and see what other vault raiders are up to

All players who own a pledge package of any level at the start of the event will receive an allotment of Ancient Coins and Supplies based on their backing level.

Additional Supplies may be purchased through our Online Store for $10 which includes 10 Supplies. More details towards the bottom of this post.

Two incredible individual rewards will be won on each server:

  • There is 1 grand prize per server
  • There is 1 runner up per server

There are milestone rewards unique to each server, where you'll get to Vote for the prizes you'd like your server to get from the Immortal Vault. Each tier is unlocked by the overall progress of the vault exploration bar. The event page will show you the current progress and allow you to vote. For each of the 4 milestones along the way, pledged accounts will earn a prize and also unlock the vote for that tier. Votes will be tallied at the end of the event and each server will get the reward with the most votes from their citizens!

All said, you stand to win big during this holiday event.

Read on for all of the details.

Who can participate?

The event is open to all players who own a pledge package of Elyrian or higher.

Your account must be in good standing to participate in this event.

When is it?

This event begins on December 17th, at 12pm PST and lasts through December 31st, at 12pm PST.

Shortly, we will reveal our Longest Night lore, and our Holiday Promotion will also go live! Check back for further updates or join our Official Discord Server for news as it happens.

How does it work? (Details)

As we've done for many of our past events, you'll participate by starting at this link:

Event Landing Page

Here is what it should look like on desktop:

How do Actions work?

Note All three of the below actions will add an amount to the progress bar. This is the only way to advance the progress bar.

Send Coins

Sending coins allows you to help your fellow community member if you feel they deserve to win the Grand Prize or Runner up prize for your server. You can only send coins from your Fund. Coins can only be sent once.

Spy on Shipments

Spying costs one of your Supplies and provides you a ledger of the 10 most recent sending and raiding activities.

Raid the Vault

Raiding costs one of your Supplies and will earn you a random prize. Items will appear in your inventory and are tradable. Supplies are shown only on the event page.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

The Grand prize for Oceanus is:

  • Claim to the Throne of Sokara - You win a Monarch Ltd. package, ownership of the kingdom of Sokara on the Oceanus server, and an ingame title: "The Luminary"

The Runner-Up prize for Oceanus is:

  • You win a Royal Ltd. package on the Oceanus server and a Casus Belli to the throne of Sokara

The Grand prize for Angelica, Luna, and Selene is:

  • You win the unique relic The Sunstone, which creates a natural daylight cycle in a 192 meter radius no matter if underground or during the Longest Night, 25,000 EP, and the ingame title: "The Luminary"

The Runner-Up prize for Angelica, Luna, and Selene is:

  • You win a Royal Ltd. package and an exclusive manual for a powerful combat style once lost to time, which is rumored to use a flail and offensive shield

Community Rewards

Additionally, at every 25% of the progress bar, individual Community Rewards are earned. There are 4 levels of Community Rewards available, of which some of the community is eligible to receive as individuals. They are as follows:

Level 1 & 2 Prizes: All Elyrians
Level 3 & 4 Prizes: Bloodline+ packages

Level 1 reward:

All Elyrians receive a Pure Gold Ingot

Despite the odds, you are able to get your hands on a pure gold ingot found in the vault. Any appraiser will tell you its worth a hefty sum! All players with an Elyrian package get this reward.

Level 2 reward:

All Elyrians receive a Replica Combination Lock

A clever portable lock mechanism is found in the vault and tinkerers reverse engineer it. The pattern is a closely guarded secret by master tinkerers, but the mechanism itself is commercially available. All players with an Elyrian package get this reward.

Level 3 reward:

All Bloodline and above players receive Kindling Ritual Supplies

A ritual is discovered in the vault that can light a fire without flint & steel. You are able to procure a copy of the ritual as well as the supplies to perform it. All players with a Bloodline package or higher get this reward.

Level 4 reward:

All Bloodline and above players receive a potted Starberry Plant

Glowing flora is found in the vault, growing despite the darkness. Some cuttings are brought back and propagated. They only grow in darkness, but the novelty has created a market for this delicacy. All players with a Bloodline package or higher get this reward.

Server Rewards

For each 25% milestone on the progress bar, you'll earn the opportunity to vote on that reward tier for your server. You will only be voting on the outcome for your main server.

Note: You must have completed server selection to vote.

Server rewards are earned separately for each server. The exact prize is determined by a vote from accounts who have completed server selection.

Here is a graphical overview of the 4 tiers of what servers may vote for at each milestone:


Vault Supplies

During the event, in our online store, you can purchase additional supplies when you run out.

"Gives you Supplies to use in the Raiders of the Lost Vault event, and a $5 store credit bonus!"

These supplies allow you to enter the Immortal Vault to search for treasure or spy on others' vault activities during the Raiders of the Lost Vault event.

Purchasing gives you 10 Supplies to use in the event and $5 in store credit as our gift to you!

Bonus! For each $10 spent per transaction on anything in the store during the event, you will also receive 1 Ancient Coin to send or keep to win the Grand Prize. Using store credit does not count toward earning Ancient Coins, but Raiding has a chance to find additional coins.

Rules:

  1. The Grand Prize will be awarded, one per server, to the person who possesses the highest number of coins in their stash at the end of the event.
  2. The Runner-Up Prize will be awarded, one per server, to the person who possesses the second-highest number of coins in their stash at the end of the event.
  3. Because the Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prize is server-specific, you must have completed Server Selection by the end of the event to be eligible to win them. Having the most coins but no server selected disqualifies an account from winning the grand prize and runner-up prize, and the prizes will go to the people who have the most coins and their main server selected.
  4. Accounts without a server selected are still eligible to receive server rewards and individual community rewards, as long as they have the required package type by the end of the event.
  5. Existing Kingdom holders are ineligible to win the Grand Prize or Runner-Up Prize. However, coins they receive will still have counted toward the progress bar prizes.
  6. The Grand Prize and Runner Up Prize are bound to the account that wins them. They are not tradable or sendable, and will never be transferable, prior to launch.
  7. Only players with pledge packages are able to participate.
  8. Your account must be in good standing in order to participate.
  9. There is no limit to the number of coins that can be obtained.
  10. The contest will run from December 17th, at 12pm PST to December 31st, at 12pm PST. All prizes and results will be announced after the event concludes.
  11. The use of bots or other automation to play the game may cause your account to be suspended and become ineligible to receive any of the prizes (refer to rule 8).
  12. Players displaying unsportsmanlike conduct during the event may be removed from participation and become ineligible to receive any of the prizes (refer to rule 8).

We're excited for you to participate in this final event of 2018, so head over to the Event Landing Page and have fun raiding the Immortal Vault!

UPDATE 12/17/2018 1:03PM PST: We are aware of the issue where supplies and coins are not awarding and we are investigating. We apologize for the inconvenience and once it is resolved we will make sure anyone who bought items eligible for an Ancient coin or Supplies are retroactively awarded what they are owed. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE 12/28/2018: As of now, all issues with supplies and/or coins have been resolved. We have reconciled every account that was participating. If you believe there is still any issue, you are welcome to contact us with details at support@soulboundstudios.com.

UPDATE 12/29/2018 3:51PM PST: Coins left in My Funds at the end of the event will not count towards the progress bar. If you want coins in your Fund to count towards the progress bar, you must send them to someone else or yourself before the event ends on 12/31 at 12pm PST. Coins not sent will still count towards the grand and runner-up prizes, but will not move the progress bar. Please spread the word, thank you!


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12/21/2018 12:20:08 AM #76
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Thank you, Soulbound!


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12/21/2018 1:45:19 AM #77
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Posted By Calidor at 11:44 PM - Thu Dec 20 2018

Loot boxes? Please just stop. These are far from loot boxes.

This is a loot box system.

Pay for a lootbox > click open > get a random item

Pay for supplies > click raid > get a random item

I know i'll get a lot of flame from people for pointing such an obvious fact out but you cant lie to yourself.

I tend to be completely against loot boxes.... though in the case of SBS I accept it in this instance due to them requiring funding for their project which will become most peoples dream game, plus Caspian himself stated once in game all item cash stores will be removed which i have faith that he will uphold that

12/21/2018 2:18:37 AM #78
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Posted By Serpentius at 4:18 PM - Thu Dec 20 2018

Hail Elyrians!

We noticed that there were a couple of bugs in the Lost Vault event and have resolved them.

  • Any issues with raiding Supplies have been addressed. If you were missing raiding supplies they have now been restored.
  • We've also applied a similar fix to Ancient Coins so you should be all set to continue to participate.

If you believe something is inaccurate, please email us at support@soulboundstudios.com.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, good luck and have fun!

thank you so much for fixing the issue Serp, you are amazing as always


12/21/2018 2:28:25 AM #79
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Can anyone explain why the coins can only be sent once?

12/21/2018 7:29:55 AM #80
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Posted By Calidor at 09:44 AM - Fri Dec 21 2018

Posted By Wolfguarde at 2:11 PM - Thu Dec 20 2018

^ This, and generally if SbS is going to respond to a community concern like this, it's in a fairly large post or a standalone thread. Give them time to put together their official response.

For my part, I'd be happy to see a small (1-5) supply replenishment every 24 hours, to allow everyone some measure of participation beyond the default allotment of supplies. Interesting as this event is for its rewards, I'm very, very leery of pay-gated loot boxes.

Loot boxes? Please just stop. These are far from loot boxes.

Yes, loot boxes.

It wouldn't matter, even if it was a stretch to call them that. The problem is how it looks to anyone with even a trace of bitterness toward games that have them. If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything eventually starts to look like a nail. Loot boxes are a fairly simple concept: You open a package and get a randomly assigned reward. Supplies are the currency in this instance through which the boxes are purchased.

Not here to start drama, just pointing out what I see as a flaw in the event's design. It makes me uneasy seeing these in the game, especially when the only way to participate beyond the initial supply allotment is to buy more rolls. For my part, this ceases to be an issue if people have a small number of rolls a day without paying, but it's not going to impact my support for the game negatively if it doesn't happen. I just hope we don't see recurring events designed in a similar way in the future.


To touch Divinity, one must be prepared to brave Reality.

12/21/2018 9:25:51 AM #81
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Posted By Serpentius at 01:18 AM - Fri Dec 21 2018

Hail Elyrians!

We noticed that there were a couple of bugs in the Lost Vault event and have resolved them.

  • Any issues with raiding Supplies have been addressed. If you were missing raiding supplies they have now been restored.
  • We've also applied a similar fix to Ancient Coins so you should be all set to continue to participate.

If you believe something is inaccurate, please email us at support@soulboundstudios.com.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, good luck and have fun!

How about addressing the real concerns.?


Where is the transparency they constantly preach about SbS?

12/21/2018 9:51:08 AM #82
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Posted By Vucar at 5:28 PM - Thu Dec 20 2018

Can anyone explain why the coins can only be sent once?

I believe this has more to do with it being part of the bar mechanic. The bar moves when coins are sent. Thus if they could be sent multiple times it would invalidate the mechanic as a viable way to progress the bar forward.


12/21/2018 10:11:25 AM #83
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Posted By Pteroguin at 7:51 PM - Fri Dec 21 2018

Posted By Vucar at 5:28 PM - Thu Dec 20 2018

Can anyone explain why the coins can only be sent once?

I believe this has more to do with it being part of the bar mechanic. The bar moves when coins are sent. Thus if they could be sent multiple times it would invalidate the mechanic as a viable way to progress the bar forward.

I'd also say this is a way to block using alt accounts to store coins. Forces contenders to keep all their eggs in one basket once they start collecting.


To touch Divinity, one must be prepared to brave Reality.

12/28/2018 11:46:42 PM #84
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This is such a simple yet enduring way to enjoy the lore and get to do something while waiting. Sad at the items I raided when I heard what other have found. Also wish I could earn that fighting style before anyone else.

On the high note, anyone not wanting to keep playing the game please send me everything you have pillaged because yeah I'm going to be around.


When I am lost, I know I have traveled the farthest. Sayeth the guy jeff. 49F48A =FC

12/29/2018 2:11:17 AM #85
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Even if they are loot boxes, what difference does it make? No one is being forced to buy them! Anyone who does buy them should know that it is random!

How about people take responsibility for their own actions rather than blame others?

If you don't like loot boxes, if you don't like gambling, if you don't have the money or are not prepared to risk it, the answer is simple.

DON'T BUY THEM!!!

If you buy them, loot boxes or raid supplies, then its your choice and your own fault if you regret it!!


Haji does what Haji wants.... Praise Haji

12/29/2018 4:51:00 AM #86
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It boils down to two things. One is that SbS has stated in the past that loot boxes are absolutely never going to be part of the game, and this sets a worrying precedent for anyone with even a hint of bitterness or paranoia due to prior experiences with MMOs crashing from bad handling or dishonest devs. The other is that this is meant to be a community participation event, but it's not possible to participate beyond the initial pulls without paying for it.

It's not a matter of regretting participation at all, I don't think. More a matter of what participation requires, and what it might mean for the development process.


To touch Divinity, one must be prepared to brave Reality.

12/29/2018 4:56:26 AM #87
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Posted By Wolfguarde at 8:51 PM - Fri Dec 28 2018

It boils down to two things. One is that SbS has stated in the past that loot boxes are absolutely never going to be part of the game, and this sets a worrying precedent for anyone with even a hint of bitterness or paranoia due to prior experiences with MMOs crashing from bad handling or dishonest devs. The other is that this is meant to be a community participation event, but it's not possible to participate beyond the initial pulls without paying for it.

It's not a matter of regretting participation at all, I don't think. More a matter of what participation requires, and what it might mean for the development process.

Not gonna catch up on the whole convo Wolfguarde, but short answer is, Loot boxes will never be a thing.

There is 0 way to implement them that wouldn't ruin Everything they have. Some people make the argument for weapon skins, but EVEN THAT would be absolutely devastating to their game mechanics.

We have entire crafting lines such as Embroidery, where it is basically All for looks. If they add stuff in that lets people just pay to look good it ruins large sections of the game for so many people.

I wouldn't let this one event that simply uses a random number generator to award a lot of people a lot of mediocre stuff scare you.


12/29/2018 11:54:39 PM #88
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We were asked to verify this since there was some confusion along the way.

I added this to the original post as well near the bottom.

UPDATE 12/29/2018 3:51PM PST: Coins left in My Funds at the end of the event will not count towards the progress bar. If you want coins in your Fund to count towards the progress bar, you must send them to someone else or yourself before the event ends on 12/31 at 12pm PST. Coins not sent will still count towards the grand and runner-up prizes, but will not move the progress bar. Please spread the word, thank you!


"Stupid questions make more sense than stupid mistakes."

12/30/2018 3:16:12 AM #89
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Alright thank for the gifts and sending my coins soon. Thanks serp I want to move it forward. Keeping them sounded fun (-= but not worth it


When I am lost, I know I have traveled the farthest. Sayeth the guy jeff. 49F48A =FC

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