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Egg Cave Quests Public Release

October 7, 2018 at 12:00 AM 80 Comments

Welcome to Egg Cave Quests

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Egg Cave Quests are a brand-new way for players to use their items and, ultimately, exchange them up for extremely rare and limited edition creatures at The VEND Machine.

Egg Cave Quests have been in beta for the last several weeks. After getting feedback and data from hundreds of testers, we're ready for the public to enjoy this game-changing feature.

The Basics of Questing

  • Visit the NPCs under Quests (find the Quests link under the Games drop down)
  • Start a quest and return the items they ask for
  • Upon successfully completing a quest, you will receive Quest Tokens of that type in return
  • Spend your Quest Tokens at The VEND Machine
  • Creatures you obtain from The VEND Machine will be marked on their profile as such (i.e. a "VEND Creature")

How The VEND Machine Works

The VEND Machine is controlled by Team Egg Cave. Reward pools will only be available for a limited time and can change at any moment. There is no "schedule" when it comes to reward pools (like monthlies). Reward pools at The VEND Machine, of course, will be up for long enough for the average user to work toward their goal but know that they won't be there for forever!

The goal is to accumulate Quest Tokens over time to redeem a reward pool. Get started!

How To Get Items You Need

Quest NPCs will be asking for items from all around Ark — not just items that you own or have in your Strongroom already. To find items you need for quests, you'll need to use:

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"We Already Know" Quirks of Questing

Older players who have gigantic Strongroom stockpiles will begin with an obvious advantage with quests but this will decrease over time as they use their items. Don't hate on players who have lots of items already. They earned it.

Additionally, you should not expect to be able to successfully complete all quests taken. This is a part of the game! We have done our best to design an enjoyable questing system but your success rates will not be 100%.

Philosophy of Quests

Questing is Team Egg Cave's attempt to improve user access to rare creatures from past years. Egg Cave is enjoying an influx of brand-new, enthusiastic players and nothing is more frustrating than signing up for a web site only to discover that you can physically obtain less than 50% of all of the creatures ever created. Egg Cave was never meant to become a game where species literally go extinct or are impossibly priced.

Team Egg Cave plans to be actively engaged with the community to see what creatures might be in demand for a possible VEND Machine appearance. Know that we're listening to you and paying attention to your comments and the creatures you want.

Please know that, at the moment, we have no plans to re-release Egg Cave species that were CaveCash-only creatures at the The VEND Machine. Other site features are being explored for this. Cave monthlies and event creatures from years past are the most likely to become available at The VEND Machine in coming months.

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Coming Soon to Quests

  • More quest types and NPCs
  • More reward pools available at The VEND Machine
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New Areas at Egg Cave

  • My Tokens: see your Quest Token balances (find Quests under the Games drop down menu)
  • Monthly: Quests Leaderboard: the top 50 questers will receive 25,000 EC at the turn of each month (on the 1st)
  • Help: Quests: there's a brand-new Quests FAQ page to help you learn more about questing

Multiple Accounts

Do not visit Quest NPCs from your side accounts. This is a main accounts-only activity.

Not a huge quester? Maybe become a restocker!

There is going to be increased demand for items from the main shops. It will become more profitable to begin reselling items in your shops (mostly to questers). Now is the time to begin selling!

More Spooky Travels Restocking For You

October 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM 5 Comments

More Spooky Travels

These brand-new spooky Travels are now available at the Travel Agency. Find yours there today!

Haunted Witch Plushies

October 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM 11 Comments

Spookiness Level 1000

These haunted witch plushies are now restocking at the Toy Shop. Spooky!

Halloween Fair Bag Items: Did you know?

Did you know that the more expensive Halloween Fair bag items available from the Prize Shop give out rarer items? Use more Seeds to get rarer items, if you fancy.

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If you go for me, you might happen across some really valuable items. Maybe you can sell them to future questers?

October Monthly Trinkets

October's monthly trinkets have arrived to Trinket Travels. Find them on sale there!

Frozen Cash Shop Travels Retiring

October 3, 2018 at 12:00 AM 2 Comments

Frozen Cash Shop Travels Retiring

Alert! The following Cash Shop Travels are retiring on October 4 at 11:59 PM ECT. Get yours before they're gone.

Thank you to all of our loyal supporters.

October Monthly Trinkets

Sorry for the delay on October's monthly trinkets. They're on their way!

Halloween-themed Cash Shop Travels Are Here

October 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM 17 Comments

Halloween-themed Cash Shop Travels

Everything spooky and Halloween is what's needed in the month of October! In that spirit, here are the newest Cash Shop Travels! They are available for 50 CaveCash each for a limited time.

Your creatures will have such Halloween style with these! Show it off for everyone to see.

Site Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented items-only trades from being accepted due to Cove space issues (when there were no eggs in the trade)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented items with ampersands (&) in their names from appearing in User Shop search results

Submit Your Christmas Suggestions Now

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Calling all creatives, artists, and Egg Cave lovers! We are now combing the Fan Art & Creature Suggestions forum for your Christmas-themed suggestions. Your suggestion could be made into a real Egg Cave creature, even a CaveCash one.

We look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Welcome to October 2018!

October 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM 60 Comments

Welcome to October 2018!

It's one of our favorite months at Egg Cave — October! Welcome! We have so many fun things in store for you all.

Cash Shop Monthlies

October brings new Halloween-themed monthlies. This is the Sabbomet and Mimos! They will be available in the Cash Shop through the end of this month.

Many thanks to @solnyshko for suggesting the Mimos creature.


Cave Monthlies

These brand-new Cave monthlies are also making their debut appearance. Find the Bruxa and Impkin at the Cave through the end of this month.


The Seed Event

Egg Cave's annual Seed Event has returned at this year's Halloween Fair. Here's how it works:

This year's Prize Shop includes all of the exclusive items and creatures from last year including some new prizes (listed below). The Seed event lasts the whole month of October so collect and save up for the prizes you want!

Use the top navigation bar to know when you can visit each stand next.

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Collect your Seeds then come visit me!

New at the Halloween Fair

These are the new prizes at the Halloween Fair Prize Shop this year. Many thanks to @heartoffrost for writing the winning CDWC description for the Knurrock. Similarly, thank you to @idol for originally suggesting the creature design concept. The first of its kind has been added to your accounts, free of charge.

    

A Note On Stargazing

Stargazing is not meant to be played, visited, or completed on mobile devices like tablets or phones. The page will still load for you but the controls for drawing lines are not tested with touch screen devices.

Please plan to complete this activity from desktops and laptops for the best results.

Where did the quests navigation bar go?

For users in the quest beta, please access Quests under the Games drop-down list.

September 2018 Lottery: Drawing 2

September 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM 10 Comments

Lottery Winner

Congratulations to @leomaris and @cutpie2244 and @sylviana, the winners of drawing 2 for September 2018's Cash Shop Creature Lottery! A Leoaquar has been added to each of your accounts.

Buy your tickets for the next drawing now!

Last Day of Cat Month

September 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM 12 Comments

Last Day of Cat Month

It's the last day of cat month at Egg Cave. Meow! We're sad to see the theme expire but who's to say it wouldn't return in the coming years? It has been so popular and we've loved reading your comments about everything kitties.

Now... some reminders!

Reminder: Monthlies Expiring

Both September's Cash Shop Monthlies and Cave Monthlies are retiring at the end of today.


Yiberace Availability Extended

The Yiberace's availability in the Cash Shop Park has been extended to October 19. We meant to release it a bit earlier in the month but didn't. That means it'll be available for purchase through October 19 instead of the end of the month. We hope you enjoy a bit of extra time to decide if you want to snag one for yourself.

Upcoming: The Halloween Fair

Are you ready for new stuff at the annual Halloween Fair? It begins tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates and new creatures. We'll see you then.

Lovely Cat Bookmarks

September 29, 2018 at 12:00 AM 5 Comments

Lovely Cat Bookmarks

Now your books can be extra cute with these cat bookmarks! Find them restocking at the Toy Shop.

Tiger Breads

September 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM 8 Comments

New Baked Goods

These baked goods are brand-new and restocking at the Bakery. Buy yours today!

Want to go back in time? Keep reading our older site blog posts below.