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  • [Rumor Woods] 2024 Updates
    CLAIM

    We will continue to use the CLAIM system for both a GIFT and EVENT option. Both options won’t be available until April 23rd in the late afternoon. Rumor Woods will only have a single CLAIM period for the duration of the event, with a twist. Details on CLAIM will be released the day they go live.

    TOURNEY VAULT: SPECIAL ITEM BUNDLE

    The BattleVault system has been extended to Rumor Woods. Some key updates have gone into the item you receive to help better explain what’s in them and when they expire. I will paste a sample ANALYZE below this initial post so you can see the updates. Nothing has changed with the vault in this sense, it’s just communicated a bit better in ANALYZE.

    They are still 6,500 SimuCoins and will contain two 25-count markers, 90-use death’s sting salve, and two special items.

    The first special item is a metal exoskeleton. Like the golem chassis from Duskruin, you will find parts running the event to build an odd trinket. You may only participate in building this at the 2024 Rumor Woods. You will be building a beetle and a spider that you can use the SPIN command to select a random person around you, like the merchants of Elanthia. More details on this process will be in a separate thread.

    The second special item is a patent of nobility that will award +50% base experience for 30 days! An update went into these from last time so you can REDEEM them outside of the event. They now display the expiration date, which is tied to the purchase date of your TOURNEY VAULT. This is how this item will work going forward at all events that offer an item bundle with BattleVaults.

    JOUSTER NPC (MARKER EXCHANGE)

    The NPC returns, the timer reduced to 10 minutes from 30 minutes like last Duskruin. Exp will still be field exp, as the update to the NPC for instance exp won’t be until August. You run the risk of losing a lot of experience if you die, so use this frequently at your own peril.

    ANALYZE updates to the vaults.

    This is a special item bundle for Rumor Woods. You can REDEEM it to get the following items:

    • Two 25-entry markers (SimuCoin Store Event Entries)
    • 90-use death’s sting salve (SimuCoin Store Utility Items)
    • a hollow metal exoskeleton (Special Item)
    • a patent of nobility (Special Item)

    The exoskeleton and patent will be character attuned to the character that REDEEMs this tourney vault.

    The special items expire after the run they were purchased at. This tourney vault has a purchase date of Fri Apr 19 14:07:16 ET 2024. You may only redeem one per run while the event is active.

  • Wyrom Lists Rumor Woods 2024 Updates

    RUMOR WOODS NEWS: PM Wyrom announced updates to Rumor Woods 2024. Jouster exchanges markers for raikhen again; cooldown now only 10 minutes. The Tourney Vault special item in the SimuCoin Shop (for 6500 SimuCoins), has a better analyze and contains 2 25-count markers, 90-use death’s sting salve and 2 special items: 1) metal exoskeleton to build a trinket that spins someone randomly in a room. 2) patent of nobility that awards +50% base experience for 30 days.

    Text of Discord Post follows:


    PM Wyrom
    [Official] Rumor Woods 2024 Updates
    on 19 Apr 2024 2:19 PM
    from the Official GemStoneIV Discord
    on #forums/paid-events channel

    The biggest RUMOR spreading is just about here. Har har, okay, that may have been slightly cringey. Here are some updates I’ve been working on!

    CLAIM
    We will continue to use the CLAIM system for both a GIFT and EVENT option. Both options won’t be available until April 23rd in the late afternoon. Rumor Woods will only have a single CLAIM period for the duration of the event, with a twist. Details on CLAIM will be released the day they go live.

    TOURNEY VAULT: SPECIAL ITEM BUNDLE
    The BattleVault system has been extended to Rumor Woods. Some key updates have gone into the item you receive to help better explain what’s in them and when they expire. I will paste a sample ANALYZE below this initial post so you can see the updates. Nothing has changed with the vault in this sense, it’s just communicated a bit better in ANALYZE.

    They are still 6,500 SimuCoins and will contain two 25-count markers, 90-use death’s sting salve, and two special items.

    The first special item is a metal exoskeleton. Like the golem chassis from Duskruin, you will find parts running the event to build an odd trinket. You may only participate in building this at the 2024 Rumor Woods. You will be building a beetle and a spider that you can use the SPIN command to select a random person around you, like the merchants of Elanthia. More details on this process will be in a separate thread.

    The second special item is a patent of nobility that will award +50% base experience for 30 days! An update went into these from last time so you can REDEEM them outside of the event. They now display the expiration date, which is tied to the purchase date of your TOURNEY VAULT. This is how this item will work going forward at all events that offer an item bundle with BattleVaults.

    JOUSTER NPC (MARKER EXCHANGE)
    The NPC returns, the timer reduced to 10 minutes from 30 minutes like last Duskruin. Exp will still be field exp, as the update to the NPC for instance exp won’t be until August. You run the risk of losing a lot of experience if you die, so use this frequently at your own peril.
    Direct Discord Link (Right click, copy link, and paste into Discord App if you don’t want to use the Discord web interface.)


    PM Wyrom

    on 19 Apr 2024 2:22 PM
    from the Official GemStoneIV Discord
    on #forums/paid-events channel

    ANALYZE updates to the vaults.

    This is a special item bundle for Rumor Woods. You can REDEEM it to get the following items:
    — Two 25-entry markers (SimuCoin Store Event Entries)
    — 90-use death’s sting salve (SimuCoin Store Utility Items)
    — a hollow metal exoskeleton (Special Item)
    — a patent of nobility (Special Item)

    The exoskeleton and patent will be character attuned to the character that REDEEMs this tourney vault.

    The special items expire after the run they were purchased at. This tourney vault has a purchase date of Fri Apr 19 14:07:16 ET 2024. You may only redeem one per run while the event is active.

  • Wyrom Announces CLAIM With a Twist for Rumor Woods 2024

    RUMOR WOODS NEWS: PM Wyrom announces a CLAIM system GIFT and EVENT for Rumor Woods, available April 23rd in the late afternoon. There will only be one CLAIM period for the duration of the event, but he says there’s a twist! Which he won’t tell us about until it goes live on the 23rd

    Text of Discord Post follows:


    PM Wyrom
    [Official] Rumor Woods 2024 Updates
    on 19 Apr 2024 2:19 PM
    from the Official GemStoneIV Discord
    on #forums/paid-events channel

    The biggest RUMOR spreading is just about here. Har har, okay, that may have been slightly cringey. Here are some updates I’ve been working on!

    CLAIM
    We will continue to use the CLAIM system for both a GIFT and EVENT option. Both options won’t be available until April 23rd in the late afternoon. Rumor Woods will only have a single CLAIM period for the duration of the event, with a twist. Details on CLAIM will be released the day they go live.

    Direct Discord Link (Right click, copy link, and paste into Discord App if you don’t want to use the Discord web interface.)

  • What’s Happening Today: Friday, April 19, 2024 in GemStone IV

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  • Earning Raihken Currency at Rumor Woods

    RUMOR WOODS INFO: How to earn Raihken, the Rumor Woods currency, for purchases at this annual event: 1) Joust for either Team Beetle or Team Spider. There is an entry for each one. 2) Fox Hunt: Look for the rare prize that lets you summon a fox pet. 3) Pixie Hunt: Where you can find a rare item for a lamb pet. 4) Exchange (new) 25 count Rumor Woods silver markers (only) with the old Jouster for 7500 raihken and a HUGE amount of field experience.

    Main Rumor Woods Page at the GS Wiki

    Text of Discord Post follows:



    Rumor Woods 2024 & Archived Read Only for Announcements, Bug Fixes, and General Info
    on 7 Apr 2024 10:12 AM
    from the Official GemStoneIV Discord
    on #forums/paid-events channel

    For those new to Rumor Woods, here’s a reminder of how to earn Currency:

    Jousting – There are two entrances to jousting. One will support the Beetle Team and the other the Spider Team. When you enter, you select your equipment (though you can use your own) and a mount (though you can use your own). From there you
    Instructions:
    1.) Present your sunburst marker at the entry table. (GO ENTRY TABLE)
    2.) Select a mount from the paddock. (GET [MOUNT])
    3.) Select a lance from the weapon rack. (GET [LANCE])
    4.) Select a shield from the shield display. (GET [SHIELD])
    5.) Present yourself at the entry table again. (GO ENTRY TABLE)
    6.) Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their significant others!
    Spider Entry – 8208002
    Beetle Entry – 8208001
    Fox Hunthttps://gswiki.play.net/Fox_Hunt
    Pixie Hunthttps://gswiki.play.net/Pixie_Hunt
    Fox Hunt – Bugle is still the rare prize for a fox pet.
    Pixie Hunt – Bell is still the rare prize for a lamb pet.
    Areas of Interest at Rumor Woods:
    https://gswiki.play.net/Rumor_Woods/Areas_of_interest
    The Aspen Grove has multiple Inn Room-like tents scattered throughout the area as the Aspen Grove itself is just like an Inn. There is a Tavern w. Tables, drinks and food.
    Summit Academy is a college. It has an Ellipse at its heart that is for socializing and getting warm drinks.
    Cysaelotar was built by Aelotoi visitors and is a natural area filled witha variety of wonders.
    Direct Discord Link (Right click, copy link, and paste into Discord App if you don’t want to use the Discord web interface.)