Publish 103: Krampus !!

PawainPawain Posts: 8,802
edited October 2018 in General Discussions
This is ****** awesome!!!

Thanks @bleak @Kyronix @Misk @Mesanna

Krampus Encounter

  • A special edition of the Town Cryer has chronicled the vile Krampus threatening Britannia’s trade routes!
    • This edition is available for testing at the Britain Commons
  • Trade crates have been replaced with gift boxes to prepare for the coming festival season.
  • Icy Creatures have been spotted ambushing trade routes.
  • As more trade orders are completed, larger creatures will spawn until Krampus’ minions ambush!
    • These creatures are still subject to player power matching that applies to ambushers.
  • Once Krampus minions begin ambushing trade routes, there is a chance Krampus will spawn.
    • Krampus is subject to standard trade route ambusher spawn validations.
    • Krampus cannot spawn at sea.
    • Krampus cannot spawn in the Lost Lands.
    • Krampus can only spawn in Trammel,  except on Siege Perilous where Krampus can only spawn in Felucca .
    • Krampus’ guardians must be defeated before he can be attacked.
    • Only a single Krampus can be spawned at any given time.
    • Krampus will despawn after an extended period of inactivity.
  • Trade Orders cannot be acquired or turned in while Krampus is terrorizing a trade route, and City Trade Ministers will share Krampus’ location so those brave enough to challenge him can vanquish him and secure further trade routes.
  • A previously unknown creature called the Frost Drake is known to be attracted to Krampus, and will spawn in proximity.
  • Defeating Krampus will give a chance to all top attackers to acquire one of several rewards,
    • Whip – new weapon available across the following weapon skills with the associated special moves.
      • Bladed Whip
        • Swordsmanship
        • Bleed & Whirlwind
      • Spiked Whip
        • Fencing
        • Armor Pierce & Whirlwind
      • Barbed Whip
        • Mace Fighting
        • Concussion & Whirlwind
      • Weapon Speed: 3.25
      • Damage: 13-17
      • Range: 1
      • One Handed
      • Repairable via Tinkering
      • Can be imbued and reforged
      • Can be equipped by all races
      • Can be dyed with a leather dye tub
    • New Clothing & Jewelry Recipes craftable via Tailoring or Tinkering
      • Krampus Minion Hat
      • Krampus Minion Talons
        •  cannot be dyed
      • Krampus Minion Boots
      • Krampus Minion Earrings
        • Can be dyed with material appropriate dye tubs
    • Reward Titles
      • The Nice
      • The Naughty
      • The Punisher
    • Treasure Maps
      • Level 3-6
    • Krampus’ Coin Purse

Trade Route Spawn Updates

  • Additional spawn validations have been added to attempts made to spawn ambushers during a trade order.
  • Ambushers will no longer spawn within 25% of the total distance of the trade order from the origin or destination.  This will prevent issues where ambushers could spawn just outside city guard limits.
  • Ambushers will no longer spawn while a player is in close proximity to the last location a spawn was checked, regardless of whether that spawn was successful.

WW weapon for each class.  Fun stuff to do.  Stuff to kill!

Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.


  • Looks good to me.

    Still waiting for those new vendors though.
  • LarisaLarisa Posts: 1,160
    And a whip for Flutter...she'll be thrilled! ;)

    This is a very unique and interesting concept, can't wait to test it tomorrow along with all the other amazing things in this publish. Good work team, looks like you've been busy!

    A special thank you for the BOD book some people can stop asking about it :)

  • Larisa said:
    And a whip for Flutter...she'll be thrilled! ;)

    A special thank you for the BOD book some people can stop asking about it :)

    Hey.  We needed that!  But never fear, I shall endeavor to persevere and find another windmill to joust at!

  • CovenantXCovenantX Posts: 829
    I'd like to see the whip drop as a recipe instead of a blank weapon everytime.

    Not very fair to Macers & Fencers temporarily having one-handed Whrilwind Weapons tbh.
    Swords already has both 1 & 2-handed whirlwind options.

    Also, if they're temporary, there's not much a reason to make a character to use them... weapons wear out much faster than anything else does.

    Remove or change casting focus & poison immunity it reduces the need for "Player Skill" it's garbage. rant2 Bring timing back and eliminate chance in pvp!
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  • CookieCookie Posts: 1,206

    And this one actually made me laugh - the name Krampus is hilarious. :)

    Sounds very cool, hats off.

    And the BOD book change - another change players have wanted for so long.

  • LarisaLarisa Posts: 1,160
    Krampus is actually a real thing, hopefully they make him look authentic ;) they did an amazing job on the Titans I can't wait to see what Krampus looks like!

  • Krampus found his way into UO.

    I’m quite pleased!

    Event sounds exciting.  Still farming Khakdun too.  Great end of year season stuff.  

    Good job!
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    Arthur: "Be quiet!" 
    Dennis: "You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!” 
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  • Great idea... taken from the resent horror movie.  :-)  This story has been around since the dark age and beyond.

    One thing I'm not clear on:

    What is considered a trade route?

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  • XrisXris Posts: 130
    I rarely do trade orders or much event stuff, but I have to say that this sounds cool! I will Def try this out. Anyone actually seen him/fight him yet? 
  • KhyroKhyro Posts: 227
    edited October 2018

    Wait... I feel like I've seen this before...

    *plays X-Files theme song*
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  • KyronixKyronix Posts: 1,107Dev
    Khyro said:

    Wait... I feel like I've seen this before...

    *plays X-Files theme song*
     :D  :D :D
  • PawainPawain Posts: 8,802
    Thats funny!  :D   
    Focus on what you can do, not what you can't.
  • CinderellaCinderella Posts: 1,651
    they are adorable but vicious
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