-STUCK- AUGUST EVENT!
Posted on 2022-07-31 23:33:44
The August event launches on August 1st at 00:00am LDT, and will end on August 31st at 11:59pm LDT. All unused event currency will be stored on your account until next year.


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August Event - Droughts and Fires!


A ravaging Sahel Drought disrupts migrations sweeping across Africa, claiming the lives of humans, livestock, and wildlife. With animals dying, many camps have been set to feed hippos and provide basic sources of water for animals who need it most, such as elephants. Reports on rivers drying up are increasing by the day, as the wet seasons never seem to arrive.

What will the lions do? Will you rampage local farms and villages, or try to survive on scarce herds and starved corpses? Will you cause further conflict, or succumb to the plans of nature?


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The drought event is intended to be harsh. You will struggle to survive. Your huntresses may fail to bring back carcasses, and your main male may struggle to battle if he's too thirsty.

Shops and Progress
This month, your decisions will affect the Good and Evil bars, as well as your karma. If you guys are evil opportunistic bastards, the Evil bar will fill out first, unlocking the Destroyers shop. If you guys decide to be good instead, the Good bar will fill out, unlocking the Preservers shop. Each shop has a theme and contains different decors.


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The shop bars will respond only to your actions. How exactly does that work?

Both the Preservers and Destroyers progression bars will show when you have 0 Evil/Good Points, but once you choose your path, it will only show the bar for whichever shop you are progressing towards. Earning Good Points progresses the bar towards the Preservers, while earning Evil Points progresses the bar towards the Destroyers. The shops unlock at 300 points. You can reduce the points in the bar by choosing the opposite actions. If you're maxed for the Destroyers, and you want the Preservers, you will need to earn 600 Good Points to open the shop. It's a bit like having -300 karma, and trying to get to +300!

This way, once you've decided that you're done being naughty, and you've bought all you needed from the Destroyers, you can begin saving humans and animals in Explore to push your bar towards the Preservers. We hope this will make you work towards your own goals without any frustration and pressure from the community!

Please note that only one shop may be open at a time, depending on which direction you've swayed the bar. If you participated in August's event in 2020, your shop alignment progress should be wiped this year!

Currency
The rewards in the Destroyers and Preservers will be fully unlocked from the very start. The magic here is to gather the currency for this month, which are Carrion Beetles and Dried Bones. You will find them in Explore.

Other Areas
There are two additional bars on the Event page: Humans Killed & Dried Bones Collected.
Of course, they're also based on the Good and Evil incentives, but they'll progress continuously throughout the event. These bars are unlocked based on the actions of the community as a whole - they are not personalised.

The Humans Killed bar will unlock special August event-only studs, while the Dried Bones Collected bar will unlock the Peddler Shop, with its extra features such as Tracking Herds and Vulture Chasing.

You will also notice a thirst bar on your side panel. 100% thirst means that you are extremely thirsty and need to find a source of water. You can do so by using thirst-quenching items or getting lucky in Explore. Your thirst will drop by 5% every 30 minutes. 0% thirst means you're good to go!

What, exactly, does thirst affect? If you're too thirsty, you won't be able to battle any NPCs.

So... will you eat humans? Will you protect animals? Good luck, lions!

Recap
- Carrion Beetles and Dried Bones are this month's currency. Carrion Beetles are for the Destroyers and Preservers, and Dried Bones are for the Peddler.
- No wet seasons; Explore images are extra dry.
- Hunting will fail more often - food will be scarce!
- Being cruel will give you Evil Points towards the Evil bar.
- Being kind will give you Good Points towards the Good bar.
- All players should start off August 2022 in a neutral alignment and not have either shop already unlocked.
- You can only have access to one shop at a time, depending upon your actions.
- Thirst drops by 5% every 30 minutes.
- You cannot battle NPCs if you are too thirsty! Try exploring for water sources instead. You can also try to buy herbs from the Beetle Grounds for a chance at receiving a water item!
- The "Great Fires" encounter in Explore has many possible outcomes.
- Unlocking the global bars will grant you new titles!
- Mysterious Stranger is an extremely rare encounter that can give you various things, including the Solaris base applicator!


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New for 2022



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- In 2022, the Man-Eating Studs will introduce a new base: Vagabond (Cream Dark Countershaded Special with a Matte skin) and a matching set of Vagabond markings. They will also carry the Bandit base, Bandit markings, Ruffian base, Ruffian markings, Scoundrel markings, Ukame base, and Ukame markings from previous years.
- The Vagabond marking set is available in the following shapes:
* Mirage
* Mottled Fissures
* Nuzzle
* Reverse Indri
- Scoundrel is not available on Man-Eating Studs this year due to the stud limit. We will be rotating the other bases for now, and working on a solution for cycling through older Man-Eating Stud traits in future years.
- The available studs will swap around to a total of 6 unique studs: 2 Tsavo, 2 Savage, and 2 Pariah.
- For the development update on August 12th, we will add more content to the shops and more craftable decors from the water items.
- Five new explore encounters have been added!

New Items in the Shops
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Nyamuragira
The Destroyers
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Tibesti Mountains
The Destroyers
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Ankole Skirt Skin Wraps
The Destroyers
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Beetle Nemesis: Euborellia annulipes
The Destroyers
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Lake Bogoria
The Preservers
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Ennedi Plateau
The Preservers
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Ankole Horns
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Beetle Nemesis: Elliptorhina chopardi
The Preservers


New Beetle Nemeses!
Cockroach and earwig beetle nemesis tokens have been added to the event shops this month!

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New Craftable Background
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Desert Oasis
5x Water Root, 10x Stripped Cacti, 10x African Cucumber, 20x Aloe Leaf, 25x Large Leaves


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Event Reminders


Remember that this month unlocks the "Fire Escape" minigame for the August event. It can be found in the Games area as soon as August's event begins!

For newcomers as well as older users, the August Event Wiki Page will be very handy!

Vredefort Flood Pit Quest Notice
If you are on the Journey to Vredefort Crater quest and you need to access the Flood Pit to continue, it will be manually opened from 12am Lioden time to 11:59pm Lioden time on August 13th and August 27th!

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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:02
Ayeeee News! First One!



Edited on 31/07/22 @ 23:34:12 by Firecracker (#279818)

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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:02
yesssdssdddd

edit: NO SCOUNDREL??? but that's the best one



Edited on 31/07/22 @ 23:35:53 by ⚔️TwoSwordsClash⚔️ (#122111)

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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:04
woo!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:04
Woo new event!

OMG! New Beetles!! Yessssssss



Edited on 31/07/22 @ 23:34:46 by ❄Echo❄ (#74973)

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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:08
First! Yesss nevermind. :(



Edited on 31/07/22 @ 23:34:21 by 🐅Kion🐆 (#272725)

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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:09
AYO newsssss


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:12
Ooo thank you!!!


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:14
news!! WOOO


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:15
YESSSSSSSS


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:20
Yay newssssss


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:23
august event!!



Edited on 31/07/22 @ 23:37:46 by clock noah [G5 unholy nhr] (#199833)

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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:26
NEWWSSSS WOO


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:31
Ayyyy news


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:36
Wooo yay news!


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Posted on
2022-07-31 23:34:43
NEWSSSSSSSSSS WOOOO