Sarah Otter

Mad Otter Games
Developer
Hi, Everyone,

We will be bringing the servers down within the next few hours to push our new build to live. We will provide the usual 15 minute in-game warning just prior to doing so. Servers will be down for about thirty to forty minutes. As always, thank you for your patience during this time.

If you haven’t already, you can read the full patch notes here for this build: Sugarsweet Patch Notes.

*IMPORTANT - There is a known texture issue with iOS Otter mounts. We already have the fix for it, and the issue will be corrected following this patch. Again, this issue is only on iOS.
 

Rock

Lumineer
Characters
Rockbane, Rockshot, Doc Rock, Rocklord, Rockette, Axelrock, Aquarock
Platform
Android, PC
When I created new toons in the 8-10 slots, I noticed the account bound toys I had previously added to the toybox and are usable for all other toons are not present in the toybox for the new toons. Only the Ardent Society pig.

Is this a bug, or a feature?
 
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Jytal

Servant of Mallok
Platform
iOS
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Antavious

Warrior
Characters
Antavious, suoivatna
Platform
iOS
Early assessment: the only entertaining fights are the ladder and we have de-volved back to offering no substantial reward for doing it (no rare drop items this event to offer the prospect of hope) In other news no new flair, sigh I was expecting a lot more considering how proud the developers were of them selfs when talking about the up coming ez. Shame it seams all there efforts were purely cosmetic except for the uninspired ladder well at least I’ve got that frankly it’s more than I’ve had since October when raids left, with the exception of the Christmas bash.
 
Platform
PC
I am really happy with this update... it's the first time in YEARS that I've been excited for this zone. The ladder is fun, for those who like a difficult challenge. Bonnie & Clyde are great for those liking the mid tier challenge... and then you've got the ez bounties for the people who like running with lower lvls :D Plus there's the treasure hunt...and more quests!! And crafting stations... and.... have you seen that otter???? SOO cute!!

Devs have done a great job. I'm off to run the zone (again!)
 

Littlenymph

Squirrel
Characters
Layla Littlenymph
Platform
PC, Steam
Early assessment: the only entertaining fights are the ladder and we have de-volved back to offering no substantial reward for doing it (no rare drop items this event to offer the prospect of hope) In other news no new flair, sigh I was expecting a lot more considering how proud the developers were of them selfs when talking about the up coming ez. Shame it seams all there efforts were purely cosmetic except for the uninspired ladder well at least I’ve got that frankly it’s more than I’ve had since October when raids left, with the exception of the Christmas bash.
Sorry, but I have to disagree with most of these points.

Yes, the most entertaining fights are in the ladder. Perhaps because the ladder is a sizeable portion of the new content. The existing bosses in the zone were not reworked. The new Boss area with Bonnie & Clyde may not be the most challenging for veteran players but I imagine that mid-level players should find them interesting. There have been past complaints that event zones were too difficult. When they became scaled, there were complaints that they were too easy. This build is an attempt to address both of those complaints. It tiers in difficulty with the bounties in the main area being the least difficult, the ladder is the most difficult, and the boss instance being somewhere in the middle. Whatever your level and experience, every player should be able to find something entertaining to do.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but the only instance I can recall of a rare drop in an event zone was this past Halloween in the Haunted Moors. There may have been one in the Christmas zone but I can't honestly recall. The rare drops in an event zone were an experimental addition and one or two instances do not constitute a new trend. That said, I happen to agree with you that it would be nice to see rare drops in every event zone. The devs have not ruled that out, so perhaps we will see more of that in future event zones.

I really don't understand the "all their efforts were purely cosmetic..." comment. The graphic changes in Sugarsweet and Ardent are cosmetic. Some of the minor changes to certain NPCs and the Bazaar might be viewed as cosmetic. A new ladder, new boss instance, new quests, the addition of crafting stations, hidden loot [treasure] boxes, and in-zone transporter NPCs, cosmetic? Really? I guess we will just have to disagree on the definition of cosmetic.

Yes, the developers exhibited a lot of pride and enthusiasm for the upcoming event zone AND other additions that will be implemented throughout 2022. I have not seen what these other additions are yet but I feel safe in saying that this is the best Sugarsweet event zone they have ever put out. It's a solid build, delivered in a timely manner, and the rather small bugs that snuck through the test build are minor in nature and will be corrected in the next patch. It's much improved over the 2021 build so I don't find it unusual for them to take a little pride in it.
 

Perlio

Servant of Mallok
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Tried the ladder with around 25ish people. Got to the second boss. We were doing fine, health was fine. We all insta-died. People in world said it's a known issue. Appears not many, if any, are making it past the second boss. Someone said it's a puzzle and we have to kill the spider adds in a certain order. Anyway, people are just ignoring the ladder because it's too hard. I wouldn't even say hard, rather impossible.

I don't think it is a puzzle. But it is harder than ladders in the past. Enough that people in world are saying it's bugged and to just wait for it to be fixed.
 

Lia Light

Shaman
Platform
iOS
The IOS brown otter has an interesting shadow effect that looks real under certain angle. However we already know that the color difference is too prominent in a regular pose.
 

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Littlenymph

Squirrel
Characters
Layla Littlenymph
Platform
PC, Steam
The IOS brown otter has an interesting shadow effect that looks real under certain angle. However we already know that the color difference is too prominent in a regular pose.
It's been posted in several areas that there is a display issue with the otters on ios. There will be a fix for that later in the week.
 
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Ekimie

Hunter
Royal Guardian
Platform
Steam
Tried the ladder with around 25ish people. Got to the second boss. We were doing fine, health was fine. We all insta-died. People in world said it's a known issue. Appears not many, if any, are making it past the second boss. Someone said it's a puzzle and we have to kill the spider adds in a certain order. Anyway, people are just ignoring the ladder because it's too hard. I wouldn't even say hard, rather impossible.

I don't think it is a puzzle. But it is harder than ladders in the past. Enough that people in world are saying it's bugged and to just wait for it to be fixed.
We tested the ladder multiple times and I got through on a Lvl 26 warrior with mediocre gear after ladder was reworked. Nobody does that adjusted fight, except maybe one, not sure. Maybe we just first have to get a hang of the mechanics again
 

Antavious

Warrior
Characters
Antavious, suoivatna
Platform
iOS
Tried the ladder with around 25ish people. Got to the second boss. We were doing fine, health was fine. We all insta-died. People in world said it's a known issue. Appears not many, if any, are making it past the second boss. Someone said it's a puzzle and we have to kill the spider adds in a certain order. Anyway, people are just ignoring the ladder because it's too hard. I wouldn't even say hard, rather impossible.

I don't think it is a puzzle. But it is harder than ladders in the past. Enough that people in world are saying it's bugged and to just wait for it to be fixed.
Done the ladder 3 times, dps is the only area it challenges the bosses can’t touch a tough tank making it no-lose content just like people want I guess (well people except me I actually want to have to work for a win and not have it handed to me)
 

CaraLox

Jack Of All Trades
Characters
10
Platform
iOS, PC
Early assessment: the only entertaining fights are the ladder and we have de-volved back to offering no substantial reward for doing it (no rare drop items this event to offer the prospect of hope) In other news no new flair, sigh I was expecting a lot more considering how proud the developers were of them selfs when talking about the up coming ez. Shame it seams all there efforts were purely cosmetic except for the uninspired ladder well at least I’ve got that frankly it’s more than I’ve had since October when raids left, with the exception of the Christmas bash.
You do get significant XP, my lvl 79 shaman gained two bars the first time doing the ladder. As group content it is much more fun than grinding out bounties in the Rye and Copse. I don’t care about the rewards, I enjoy it for the group play.
If that isnt your thing, fine, its optional content, do it once and grab the hidden cache at each level and move on.
 

Stephen Huszar

Adventurer
Platform
Android
So, what i am disappointed of in this event:
•Daily quests cooldown is 20 hours and not 16 ....
•Expensive stuff at vendors, there is possibility to earn only 117 currency per day and way too much cool things at vendor but overpriced
•Bosses dont give currency every 90 minutes but rather only once per day, what is not fun at all and imo this will make this event ghost zone soon
•Currency stack only up to 500
•And as was mentoined above, there is no special chest dropped where you can get special item based on luck (what i am sure everyone loves)
Lag is very bad there but i hope it will settle down after few days.
 
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Majenta

Villager
Forum Moderator
Platform
PC
I think people are slightly losing sight of the fact that it isn't intended that players earn every free event item in one year. This is particularly true of this zone, where a little while back Devs deliberately made this zone different from many of the other event zones in that it had a plethora of event items, with the express intention that players would choose which ones they aimed for, and everyone would get at least some cool items, but nobody could possibly get them all.

Holiday event zones are supposed to be about fun first of all, and about having something a little bit different to do appropriate to the season. Another objective is to have content that the community enjoy running together. Giving out free stuff is well down the list, and rightfully so. (V and H already gives out far, far more free stuff than most MMOs and the very fact that there are maxed out players who never bought any crowns proves that it is truly "free to play" already.)

As regards the actual content of the event zones, I think my own views on adding challenging content to fun event zones are well enough known that there is little point reiterating them here. It has, however, been made abuntantly clear both on these very forums and elsewhere that the majority want content such as the empowered ladder in the Vale. Criticisng the Devs for adding precisely the type of content that the majority seem to want seems a little unfair to me.
 

Sinjin

Jack Of All Trades
Platform
iOS
It's a solid build, delivered in a timely manner, and the rather small bugs that snuck through the test build are minor in nature and will be corrected in the next patch.
I agree with everything you said (and said well)… except this part. Defects are making it into production on iOS because the mobil client isn’t being tested (in time to make fixes) before releasing it to the live servers.

The bugs aren’t being ‘corrected in the next patch’. The chat notification bug that causes the chat icon to blink constantly was introduced two patches ago, and still isn’t fixed.) What they’ve acknowledged is fixed is the texture of the otter mount(s), not fix all the bugs added in 4.70.
 
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CaraLox

Jack Of All Trades
Characters
10
Platform
iOS, PC
V and H already gives out far, far more free stuff than most MMOs and the very fact that there are maxed out players who never bought any crowns proves that it is truly "free to play" already.)
just adding my emphasis here, and admittedly you can’t make everyone happy.
this game provides a lot of variety of content to enjoy, it’s a game so have fun.
to be blunt, if it isnt fun then find something that is.
However, in the free countries, everyone has the right to voice thier opinion.
 
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