It’s nearly time for the Sun Ritual event! Here are some details on what to expect so you can prepare yourselves for what awaits you in the darkness…
The event will only be four hours long and will occur twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. The map will be reset in between these days. The exact start times are:
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 17:00 EET
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 12:00 EET
You can still join if you aren’t there at the very start! The longer you can play, the better, but you do not have to be there the whole time. You may also play on both days if you want.
The goal of this event is to complete the challenge together before time runs out. All players are in this together, and PVP will be disabled! Either everyone wins, or everyone loses, so be sure to help each other.
Communication is critical for this event. You will need to talk to the other players to share information in order to succeed before time runs out. There will be a dedicated text channel here on the Discord for those who want to use it, as well as the in-game chat. We are not planning a voice chat channel because there may be too many players talking at once, but if you’re playing with friends, it’s a good idea to set up a voice chat for yourselves before the event begins to make communication easier.
The world map for this event is more than 4500 blocks tall and wide. All of the structures and landmarks you will need for the event are located above-ground, so you don’t need to dig underneath anything or explore naturally-generated caves for clues. There are plenty of large structures around the map with useful items, equipment, and food in them, so you needn’t spend too much time worrying about basic supplies. You will keep your inventory when you die, but you might respawn anywhere on the map. The in-game map/minimap and coordinates are disabled, so you will have to find another way to navigate. There is a system for finding your way around if you can decipher it!
More details will be posted tomorrow, so keep your eyes open and get ready!
Please note that the story of this event is stand-alone and not a canon part of the lore of Vintage Story.