Friday, May 7, 2021

Demon's Lullaby

You have bested Ferumbras, fought your way through the depths of Zarganash. Your body is covered with countless battle scars and there are rumours that you practically live in the Secret Library. Everyone in town knows your name and even the towncryer is telling stories about your heroic deeds? You must be a tough hero! But have you ever passed the hardest challenge of all...? Have you ever taken care of a baby?

Once again, a stressed out demon mother needs help. She is looking for voluntary babysitters to help her with her swarm of babies.

Today, the world event "Demon's Lullaby" starts again. Time for you to prove your courage and your babysitting skills. Travel to the Jakundaf Desert and offer your help to the overworked demon mother. But be warned, even though the babies are cute, they are still demons. Seize your opportunity, since their mother will only entrust you with one of her babies – once. So you better give your best to cater to the numerous whims the demon baby may have. Get your baby in time in order to be able to show that you can handle any task the baby throws at you. It will probably not always be easy to satisfy a crying demon baby but if you manage this challenge and return the cute little rascal cheerfully to its mommy you will receive an adorable reward.

In addition, if your game world returns enough satisfied babies to the demon mother until May 14, server save, she will reward the world with an experience bonus of 50% until May 21. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Double XP and Double Skill Weekend

Are you looking for an opportunity to level up and improve your skills? A double XP and double skill weekend is coming! So sharpen your weapons and stock up your potions, a weekend full of excessive monster slaughtering is waiting for you!

Between the server saves of May 07 and May 10, all monsters will yield twice the usual amount of experience points, and your skill training, including magic level, will advance twice as fast. The skill progress when training offline will also be doubled.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Player of the Month #10: Xarkost Eilia

Our Player of the Month for May is Xarkost Eilia. This paladin from Secura, who is also a Tibian YouTuber, is the leader of one of the oldest guilds in the game!

Could you introduce yourself? What’s your name, where are you from etc.

-Hello, thanks for choosing me for this month’s interview! My real name is Steve. I am 29 years old and from Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a Computer Programmer and I’ve been playing Tibia on and off since 2003. I’ve streamed on Twitch in the past but seriously started uploading to YouTube just over 2 years ago. I haven't had as much time to play that last few years between editing videos, coaching basketball, and my son being born last year.

Who showed Tibia to you? When was it?

-As I mentioned previously, I first played tibia back in 2003. I was introduced by a RL friend of mine, Stealthless. He hasn't played for a few years but I still see him regularly. We've been friends for over 20 years.

Is there any player that you admire?

-At this point there isn't any particular player I admire or try to emulate. I enjoy spending time with my guild mates which is hard with my RL schedule. Also, I'm a Canadian on an EU server which doesn't help either.

What’s the origin of your character’s name?

-I tried naming my first few characters when I was a kid and they aren't as cool as I thought they were in hindsight. I used the random generator when I started my paladin to get the name "Xarkost Eilia". I've since adapted the name "Xarkost" whenever I need a character name in another game.

Do you consider yourself an RPGer?

-I do not. I was never into the roleplay side of Tibia.

X or Y

Premium cities or Free acc cities?

-It is hard because they are both great for different reasons but I think I would have to go

Premium. The Free account cities are the original cities of Tibia and that’s where I’ve always owned a house. It is hard to beat the interesting design, lore, hunting areas, etc around the Premium Cities. 
I remember when I first got premium and could explore Edron. Also, the update adding Svargrond and Tiqaunda adding such a new environment to the game.

Never open supply stash again or never be able to use bank again?

-Never open my supply stash. I mostly use the supply stash just to drop my stackables after a hunt. It would be a pain to have to sort them manually but I feel like it would be even worse to try to maintain piles and piles of money, not be able to transfer cash to other characters, or pay for supplies directly from the bank account.

Mounts or Outfits?

-I would pick Outfits, they are more personal. Outfits are unique to your character and you can often recognize friends or even just random people on your world based on them always having

the same outfit on.

Tibia 10 or Tibia 11?

-There is always nostalgia with older versions of the game and client but I feel like overall I would have to go with Tibia 11. There are many new helpful features as well as mostly solving the botting problem.

Tibia on laptop or computer?

-Desktop. Whenever gaming or working I’ve always used a Desktop. Laptops are convenient but I am much slower at using them.

Getting achievements or hunting?

-I enjoy getting achievements. Unfortunately, most of the ones that I have left are either a large grind or I need a lot of money to buy them.

KSing enemies or talking problems out?

-I like to think I don’t really have enemies but maybe there is someone who holds a grudge against me. Whenever there is a disagreement I prefer to talk problems out. I’m an adult now with a full time job and a family. If I do have time to play I don’t enjoy spending it following others around or being followed.

Losing EQ or losing 20 levels? -I level very slowly at this point, but I think losing the EQ would hurt more. It would take me a long time to earn the money back to buy a single piece of EQ that costs 50kk+.

Female or male outfits?

-I would pick male as that is what I am used to. There are definitely some female outfits and addons that look better than their male counterparts though :)

Having a bad EK or bad ED?

-I would choose a bad EK. Having a bad EK means you might end up with some bad pulls and creatures attacking you. Having a bad ED means the EK is dead and you have everything on you anyways!

Your guild is almost 20 years old! What is the key of keeping a guild alive for so long in your opinion?

-I would say the key is having a solid group of core players. We've had our ups and downs over the years but we've always had the core players to keep us going. We used to be very active with

recruiting, had many active players, and ran many guild events. Over the years we've shrunk a lot but our core group is always playing off and on. 

Which vocation is the most powerful now in your opinion?

-I find this a difficult question as it can be quite subjective. I typically play solo and haven't really hunted any of the end game spawns. I believe many people consider paladins to be the strongest with the ability to trigger two charms per round which is a huge benefit when hunting creatures with a lot of health. 

From what I see lately though, Knights are in a very good place now after the rebalance, especially solo. Elemental weapons open up a lot of spawns for them and they can make some very good profit.

Mages seem to rely a lot more on having a team around you but it seems like it would be nice especially as a higher level once you manage to have a large health pool.

Define your guild in 5 words.

-Friendly, helpful, trustworthy, loyal, fun.

What is your opinion on the char bazaar?

-It doesn't really influence my playstyle but I am leaning towards it being a good addition. I don't see myself ever purchasing a character as I like to complete everything myself.

I do see a large benefit though now that Tibia's audience is older. Many people that have played in the past and work full time can buy a mid level character rather than starting from scratch. Or, buy a lower level character that is already trained for them. Life is busy and this can save them some of the boring grind in the beginning.

Do you remember your first death? Or if not, what is the first death you remember?

-I don’t remember my first death but I know there were a few on Rookgaard when I first started playing. The first deaths I remember were on my Knight from levels 20-30. I died a few times in Elven Bane being trapped in the pathway with the Orc Berserker as I know many others had during that time. You weren’t able to pass through other characters like you can today.

The first death I remember on my Paladin, though there were a few before it, was level 129 to worker golems. I was younger and still in school and was trying to push some levels over the Christmas break. It was my 4th death in 5~ days because of a lot of connection issues I was having. Back then you lost more experience on death and the experience rates were a lot slower which made it a huge pain to get it back. I took a break for a few weeks after that.

In general I don’t die that often and most of my deaths are connection related. I don’t get as frustrated as I used to but it still bothers me more than most players nowadays haha. I have a high distance skill so one death now sets me back about 2-3 months of offline training I believe.

Do you have any encouraging words to the community?

-Not all players are looking for trouble. I understand some worlds have Dominando, people enjoy PvP, or there are fights for the best spawns. If you are just playing Tibia to relax and have fun there is a world and group of people where you will fit in depending on how you play the game.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Double XP and Double Skill Weekend


Are you looking for an opportunity to level up and improve your skills? A double XP and double skill weekend is coming! So sharpen your weapons and stock up your potions, a weekend full of excessive monster slaughtering is waiting for you!

Between the server saves of May 07 and May 10, all monsters will yield twice the usual amount of experience points, and your skill training, including magic level, will advance twice as fast. The skill progress when training offline will also be doubled.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Winners of the Craft a Fansite Item Contest

For the celebration of the Fansite Appreciation Day on March 24, several fansite admins had organized a contest. The task was to craft one of the fansite items of the current supported and promoted fansites. All in all, across all fansites that have accepted submissions, we have received 41 pictures of crafted fansite items (click on the entry tab to view all submissions).

During the last week, the three community managers, as well as twelve different fansite admins voted to choose a top 5. In order to select these fair and square, we each determined a personal top 5, then assigned 5 points to everybody's first choice, 4 points to every second choice, 3 points to every third choice, and so on. In the end, all points were added up, and we received a list of winners. So today we can proudly present you the top 5 contest submissions:

First place: Shield of Destiny by Sacros Arturt
(43 points)


Second place: Wicked Witch by Makadamia
(26 points)
Third place: Heavily Bound Book by Favarona
(25 points)
Fourth place: Midnight Panther Doll by Amy Meow
(21 points)
Fifth place: Ferumbras Doll by Drekalla
(18 points)

Congratulations to the winners! All prizes have been delivered to their inbox in the meantime.

Thank you Tibians for making this Fansite Appreciation Day a good experience for everybody!