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Since Open Enrollment is pushed back, and their is now more crafting time, plus some drop corrections arrived or due shortly, I'm proceeding. I'm running a crafting contest for the remainder of Alpha.

It will be for the first person to produce a T2 item that requires mats from 3 different refiners.

Some examples are: Captain's Scale, Glistening Steel Shirt, Warden's Longbow, Warden's Shortbow, Adept's Charged Staff, Adept's Charged Wand, Journeyman's Rogue Kit, Warden's Leathers, Dwarven Steel Battleaxe

The first person to produce that piece of equipment and show it off to me (you do not have to turn it over) will get their choice of one of the following paid for by me. Note: the person who produced it must show it off, so if you're hiding in a starter settlement, it may require a foray into the wider world. (Actual delivery will, of course, be dependent on Goblinworks' ability to deliver the tokens.)

1 month game time
Alliance Pack
Class pack
Honorable Title
Memorial of Honor
New Player Pack
Regional Trait Pack

If the first one is claimed from outside the Free Highlanders Alliance, I will offer a secon identical prize, for the first Free Highlander to produce same.

Having produced one of said items, you must figure out where I am and show it to me in game.

Anyone item using a mat provided by devs as a shortcut is disqualified, even if the material is known to be completely unavailable on the map.

I'd like you to keep screen caps of the various stages of the production, but that is not mandatory. The Crafter need not also be the refiner of the individual mats, so this can be a group effort.

The contest ends when the prize is claimed or when OE begins. (At which time there will be a more lucrative version of the contest.)

Good luck!


Did you mean EE?

Also, I'm game for helping a Free Highlander make a T2 bow. I can't make anything, but I seem to be fairly resourceful at tracking down things.

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Yes, sorry, since EE is pushed back.

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Since it isn't possible to train the needed skills from scratch in the remaining time, this can only be done by a team who have already committed deeply into at least one refining skills (for those crunching the numbers it should be obvious which one).

However, even if many groups then already start out too far behind, i'm absolutely convinced that all the pieces of the puzzle exist somewhere on the server. So it seems this contest has an added dimension of politics - or at least trade. I love it!


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Looking at my exp tables, it's 19.5 days to have level 8 in a crafting or refining skill, and you have to have an 11 in the requisite stat. Someone winning this contest is doable, but it is going to be tight and no crafter can also be their own refiner.

Honestly, the only way to accomplish this is via a team of players working together (at least 6, 1 for each refining skill and the crafter, plus 2 players to cover the gathering skills and mob farming). Perhaps, Caldeathe, you should modify the prize to respect that fact? Offer the goods to a team for them to split up as they choose?

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I don't care what they do with it, but I'm only offering one item from the list, so it might be hard to split up....

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Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:

produce that piece of equipment and show it off to me (you do not have to turn it over) will get their choice of one of the following paid for by me. Note: the person who produced it must show it off, so if you're hiding in a starter settlement, it may require a foray into the wider world. (Actual delivery will, of course, be dependent on Goblinworks' ability to deliver the tokens.)

1 month game time
Alliance Pack
Class pack
Honorable Title
Memorial of Honor
New Player Pack
Regional Trait Pack

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Is this even possible? Or do I need to step it down a bit?

Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:

Since Early Enrollment is pushed back, and their is now more crafting time, plus some drop corrections arrived or due shortly, I'm proceeding. I'm running a crafting contest for the remainder of Alpha.

It will be for the first person to produce a T2 item that requires mats from 3 different refiners.

Some examples are: Captain's Scale, Glistening Steel Shirt, Warden's Longbow, Warden's Shortbow, Adept's Charged Staff, Adept's Charged Wand, Journeyman's Rogue Kit, Warden's Leathers, Dwarven Steel Battleaxe

The first person to produce that piece of equipment and show it off to me (you do not have to turn it over) will get their choice of one of the following paid for by me. Note: the person who produced it must show it off, so if you're hiding in a starter settlement, it may require a foray into the wider world. (Actual delivery will, of course, be dependent on Goblinworks' ability to deliver the tokens.)

1 month game time
Alliance Pack
Class pack
Honorable Title
Memorial of Honor
New Player Pack
Regional Trait Pack

If the first one is claimed from outside the Free Highlanders Alliance, I will offer a secon identical prize, for the first Free Highlander to produce same.

Having produced one of said items, you must figure out where I am and show it to me in game.

Anyone item using a mat provided by devs as a shortcut is disqualified, even if the material is known to be completely unavailable on the map.

I'd like you to keep screen caps of the various stages of the production, but that is not mandatory. The Crafter need not also be the refiner of the individual mats, so this can be a group effort.

The contest ends when the prize is claimed or when OE begins. (At which time there will be a more lucrative version of the contest.)

Good luck!


I think Kabal and a few other of the larger, better organized settlements are pushing hard to make it. I know a lot of folks are harvesting T2 mats, so that is not an issue. In terms of having time to invest the necessary exp, I would say yes, definitely.

The only two possible hangups will be getting achievement requirements met and whether or not the crafted item will require a refined item that can only be made at a higher level than 8.

Anyways, my money is on Kabal.

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Mine too. We have like 3 fairly dedicated crafters busy every week. they let us know what they need, we go get it for them.


<kabal> Bunibuni wrote:
Mine too. We have like 3 fairly dedicated crafters busy every week. they let us know what they need, we go get it for them.

Have yall looked to see if yall are going to run in to issues with not being to create the refined materials they will need due to those materials requiring too high a refining skill level? The game currently caps at level 8!

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I haven't but I don't know about the others since I'm not concentrating on crafting beyond level 2 or 3.

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I haven't been watching the chatter. Is anybody close on this?

Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:

Since Open Enrollment is pushed back, and their is now more crafting time, plus some drop corrections arrived or due shortly, I'm proceeding. I'm running a crafting contest for the remainder of Alpha.

It will be for the first person to produce a T2 item that requires mats from 3 different refiners.

Some examples are: Captain's Scale, Glistening Steel Shirt, Warden's Longbow, Warden's Shortbow, Adept's Charged Staff, Adept's Charged Wand, Journeyman's Rogue Kit, Warden's Leathers, Dwarven Steel Battleaxe

The first person to produce that piece of equipment and show it off to me (you do not have to turn it over) will get their choice of one of the following paid for by me. Note: the person who produced it must show it off, so if you're hiding in a starter settlement, it may require a foray into the wider world. (Actual delivery will, of course, be dependent on Goblinworks' ability to deliver the tokens.)

1 month game time
Alliance Pack
Class pack
Honorable Title
Memorial of Honor
New Player Pack
Regional Trait Pack

If the first one is claimed from outside the Free Highlanders Alliance, I will offer a second identical prize, for the first Free Highlander to produce same.

Having produced one of said items, you must figure out where I am and show it to me in game.

Anyone item using a mat provided by devs as a shortcut is disqualified, even if the material is known to be completely unavailable on the map.

I'd like you to keep screen caps of the various stages of the production, but that is not mandatory. The Crafter need not also be the refiner of the individual mats, so this can be a group effort.

The contest ends when the prize is claimed or when OE begins. (At which time there will be a more lucrative version of the contest.)

Good luck!


I made my first +1 dagger yesterday, I'm sure I'm close now.

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Caldeathe,

TEO is pretty close.

If you count Dwarven Steel Banded, then we already have made a T2 item that has 3 different refiners, but if you are explicitly asking for an item that requires 3 different T2 refiners, we are still a couple days away from making a T2 longbow.

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TEO Cheatle wrote:

Caldeathe,

TEO is pretty close.

If you count Dwarven Steel Banded, then we already have made a T2 item that has 3 different refiners, but if you are explicitly asking for an item that requires 3 different T2 refiners, we are still a couple days away from making a T2 longbow.

If you're that close, we might as well try for it?

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We are going to!

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I'd appreciate knowing the names of the toons and/or players that were involved. Might be hard figuring out who gathered everything, but it would be good to acknowledge whoever we can.

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Sorry to break in, but has it been words about EE, can't find anything ...

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There has been no official word since the announcement of October 30th. I expect there will be a blog soon if that is changing.

Most recent official info


Something tells me they know who their level 7 and 8 Forester and Scavengers are, so you can probably get a pretty complete list. I know I contributed some to stockpile of mats needed to make the bow; but not in a "oh my gosh we couldn't have done this without you" kind of way- far from.

Actually, their level 7 and 8 Forester and Scavenger might be one in the same person. Its a very efficient combo since they are both built off of Wisdom.

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TEO Cheatle wrote:
We are going to!

I have about 18 +3 weak varnish, and Hemp twine +2 for you if you need for that +2 bow.


Diella wrote:
TEO Cheatle wrote:
We are going to!
I have about 18 +3 weak varnish for you if you need for that +2 bow.

They are going for a Tier 2 Bow, so they need Moderate Varnish now :)

I, on the other hand, would LOVE to have some more +3 Weak Varnish ;)

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Well you are welcome to it if you see Hiderguarde in game give me a holler and we can meet up to trade.

Hidie is a 7 scavenger, 7 miner 7 forester and 6 Dowser so any raw material you need for the bow just ask I am sure I have some in my bank you could use.

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Will trade +3 weak varnish for beast pelts...

Also: Captain's Chainmail does not fit criteria. Just in case anyone is as close to winning as TEO.

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I have been informed that someone will attempt to show off a T2 Bow this weekend that satisfies the terms of the contest, so if you think you're close, you'd better hurry. First one to wave their crafting in front of Cal at OV gets the prize.

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TEO willing be showing up with an Honor Guard tomorrow not only show casing the Tier 2 bows, but also various T2 Armor.


Super awesome!

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TEO has claimed the first prize. There is still an opportunity for any member of the Free Highlanders to claim the second.


I many of the mats for a bow if someone from the Free Highlanders needs some extras.

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We have Adept's Charged Wands ready for inspection from Kabal.

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I'll put you first in line, Takasi. I haven't been logging in for a few days, but when I'm back, I'll be starting in Rathglen with a couple of characters (was trying to train crafting, but failing over lack of materials.), and one alt in O.V.

You're welcome to pm me and maybe we can exchange emails to set up a viewing meetup.

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Cal, Takasi gave me an extra T2 Wand to hold on an alt in Rathglen. If you see me on, I can log him in easily to show you.

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Just a little bumpiness.

The first prize is gone (to Cheatle' team) but there's still one available for a member of the Free Highlanders.

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Caldeathe,

The Empyrean Order will be holding some very interesting events soon, we would like for you to join us when we do.

These events include a Fashion Show of sorts, showing off every Tier 1 Armor (Cloth, Light, Medium, and Heavy) and Weapons, as well as a ton of T2 Armor (Cloth, Light, Medium, and Heavy) and weapons. The event will include some group pictures, server hex stress testing, and finally a free for all pvp match (potentially some kind of PvP team event).

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I'm happy to be involved if I can.

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Did people forget about this, or is no-one in the Free Highlanders interested in a free account add-on?

Goblin Squad Member

Forgeholm is offline till EE.

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I am willing to make tier 2 dower product available but may need other tier 2 raw for refining. I can not track what all the recipes need, but typically crystal uses essence and some other product (e.g. bloodstone) to get a refined product. they require product of more that one gatherer just to make (not sure of tiers as I am not finding that data, only crafting formulas).

Frustration with solo play and no coppers to list things at AH has had me off line.

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