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Scapes
12-17-2014, 01:01 PM
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Ark hunters,

Winter can be a trying time for the denizens of the New Frontier. The daily struggle for food and water is complicated by the dangers of exposure. The frontier has a cold, unforgiving heart, and winter lets that frigidity pour out. This is why the people of Paradise still celebrate the old Solstice traditions of feasts, fun, and warm fires. Who could protest such joviality?

The Volge.

If you wanted to know, Volge hate fun. If you think you’ve seen an angry Volge, wait until you’ve seen a Volge covered in snow. Cranky.

...

Read the full article on the website. (http://www.trionworlds.com/defiance/en/2014/12/17/holidays-arrive-in-new-paradise-solstice-celebration)

Dixie Cougar
12-17-2014, 01:11 PM
They're all prefixed DC? You named all the Christmas guns after ME?

Wow, thanks devs! :P

Alliiara
12-17-2014, 01:29 PM
Thanks for this event! I already got my antlers from my fourth minor Solstice arkfall :) I am yet to see a major :)
Everyone make sure to visit the Tarr Trax vendor, you may notice some new vehicles and titles :)

BiggyRich420
12-17-2014, 01:55 PM
me and a few others are having issue where the reindeer are not showing up and where looking in the spot where they would be cuz a few people been helping us out to know where they are. so plz help on that asap

Fuzzy
12-17-2014, 02:03 PM
me and a few others are having issue where the reindeer are not showing up and where looking in the spot where they would be cuz a few people been helping us out to know where they are. so plz help on that asap

The locations of the reindeer change per shard. So even if you're in the same place but in a different shard, the reindeers won't be there probably.

atomsteele
12-17-2014, 02:06 PM
So the reindeer are instanced and unique to each shard. Got it. Thank you.

What exactly is the criteria for the Solstice Strikes rewards? I have finished several and haven't been given anything but the basic stuff. To top it off Ara doesn't have a thing to say. No gift, no "well done". Nada.

Fuzzy
12-17-2014, 02:50 PM
So the reindeer are instanced and unique to each shard. Got it. Thank you.

What exactly is the criteria for the Solstice Strikes rewards? I have finished several and haven't been given anything but the basic stuff. To top it off Ara doesn't have a thing to say. No gift, no "well done". Nada.

For the Defiant Few daily, you need to defeat a Major Solstice Strike. After that, you can go to Shondu's and receive your gift (which is a purple weapon with the Saturnalia synergy).
ONLY majors have the chance at the named legendary weapons as well but they're very rare.

atomsteele
12-17-2014, 04:17 PM
Thank you. I believe there was an issue due to the fact that every single person was at one Soltice Strike. I was lagging and no one at the strike could see anyone but the enemies until the strike was over. It was a very popular event lol. It's working fine now and I have a ton of epic saturnalia gear! Thanks. I only need one more deer dammit. I hate you Cupid.

AwizardnamedOrKo
12-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Great, as if I still don't have tons of plate slicer stuff I'm still going through now I gotta go collect more? My inventory hates me add it is, lol.

solitario07777
12-17-2014, 09:11 PM
The locations of the reindeer change per shard. So even if you're in the same place but in a different shard, the reindeers won't be there probably.

Hi I am using a translator writing from peru, I hope you can help me

I am NewE in the game, I could explain how the event and where the gift shop is redeemed.

lei so you have to go and get reindeer shondu where is that, sorry for bothering

BiggyRich420
12-17-2014, 09:28 PM
now just woundering im not seeing snow on the xbox360 and ive seen snow on some videos on youtube for this event and where do i look for the winter arkfall event so ik im not going to the wrong one

PhantasieTrion
12-17-2014, 10:16 PM
Hi I am using a translator writing from peru, I hope you can help me

I am NewE in the game, I could explain how the event and where the gift shop is redeemed.

lei so you have to go and get reindeer shondu where is that, sorry for bothering

Hi Solitario

After completing your daily or weekly, you can pickup your gift at Shondu's Consulate.

http://orcz.com/images/thumb/4/47/Shondusconsulatemap.jpg/600px-Shondusconsulatemap.jpg

PS: The good folks at DefianceData (http://www.defiancedata.com), Etaew and Fuzzy, have been working on an excellent guide: http://www.defiancedata.com/page.php?id=405

--Phantasie

Hor
12-17-2014, 10:46 PM
Instead of "Pain is coming", have them say "Santa is coming!" Then the Grenadiers Mutants can wear Santa hats and throw exploding presents :)

solitario07777
12-17-2014, 11:17 PM
Hi Solitario

After completing your daily or weekly, you can pickup your gift at Shondu's Consulate.

http://orcz.com/images/thumb/4/47/Shondusconsulatemap.jpg/600px-Shondusconsulatemap.jpg

PS: The good folks at DefianceData (http://www.defiancedata.com), Etaew and Fuzzy, have been working on an excellent guide: http://www.defiancedata.com/page.php?id=405

--Phantasie

Thanks for your help, one last query lei about reindeer as that event.

I think I get it to see the guide which put me thanks for your help

Chocolatelover67
12-18-2014, 09:44 PM
Instead of "Pain is coming", have them say "Santa is coming!" Then the Grenadiers Mutants can wear Santa hats and throw exploding presents :)

See that would have been original and fun...........

I don't get the gift thing what specific criteria is there in the event to reward you with a gift and how do you collect it at Shondu's?

Atticus Batman
12-18-2014, 10:02 PM
See that would have been original and fun...........

I don't get the gift thing what specific criteria is there in the event to reward you with a gift and how do you collect it at Shondu's?

You do the solistice strike it says to do above retrieve gift, then you go to Shondu's and get your gift from a gift box on the ground. It's that simple. Do the daily of doing a major Solstice strike then go get your present.


Hi Whitestrike

Glad you like the game.

For your question - You need to complete a major to get your present. Once you've done that, you can interact with a present at Shondus.

Ive seen a few people asking about this, so we may update the posts to be a bit more clear!

Have fun!

http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?179221-A-question-of-many&p=1652126&viewfull=1#post1652126

DEATHBRINGER210
12-18-2014, 11:26 PM
just added more disonnects

Grandpa Ace
12-19-2014, 07:41 AM
While I really like the event; I believe the Blizzard during the major adds a good challenge with the white out conditions; however, it seems to be a drag on the servers...getting dc'd much more that usual during these major events. May want to rethink the intensity of these storms.

Second, the other players are correct about the drops; after all, this is Christmas, and you guys are giving the ugly sweater when it comes to decent drops. For example, I continually get the stupid rocket launcher as a final reward over and over, and I score well. You all earn the SCROOGE award for these drops.

Merry Christmas
GPA

Chocolatelover67
12-19-2014, 09:08 PM
Howcome everyone keeps vanishing and reappearing at the solstice majors?

Even the enemy targets keep appearing and vanishing..

Java
12-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Howcome everyone keeps vanishing and reappearing at the solstice majors?

Even the enemy targets keep appearing and vanishing..

Saw this as well, plus as well seems its causing some of the Volge Viscera to act weird when they speed boost.

Chocolatelover67
12-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Saw this as well, plus as well seems its causing some of the Volge Viscera to act weird when they speed boost.

Doesn't happen at the smaller events too only the major event

ReaperBashir
12-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Doesn't happen at the smaller events too only the major event

I have seen it happen at minor SS arks as well

Atticus Batman
12-21-2014, 09:39 PM
Doesn't happen at the smaller events too only the major event

It can happen at ANY event including the small ones, as long as there are a lot of enemies/npcs and players there.

It is not a new issue. It has been here since the beginning.

However since you are on a pc, which is better optimized than consoles, you just have been fortunate enough to not witness it much until now.

Chocolatelover67
12-22-2014, 02:39 AM
It can happen at ANY event including the small ones, as long as there are a lot of enemies/npcs and players there.

It is not a new issue. It has been here since the beginning.

However since you are on a pc, which is better optimized than consoles, you just have been fortunate enough to not witness it much until now.


Yeah Consoles seem to get more bad luck...

How do you get the carving knife at the SS events and can you keep it?

I picked up a weapon at one major and it looked like it lobbed snowballs of death

Atticus Batman
12-22-2014, 03:28 AM
Yeah Consoles seem to get more bad luck...

How do you get the carving knife at the SS events and can you keep it?

I picked up a weapon at one major and it looked like it lobbed snowballs of death

Carving knife at SS? You mean candycane? It is an advanced weapon so it is only around during the major solstice events, You do not get to keep it.

Chocolatelover67
12-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Carving knife at SS? You mean candycane? It is an advanced weapon so it is only around during the major solstice events, You do not get to keep it.

That is a shame ......... I wish for once we could keep special items.

Smilingdeath
12-24-2014, 12:49 AM
Like the ones I watched charging through a wall about an hour ago? Or the rubber banding manuver they seem to have developed.

I do agree that they could change the rewards up some. I do like all the tier 4 mods I am getting, just wish they were for gear I used on a regular basis. Gotten like 3 mods so far for guided rockets, half tempted to track down a guided rocket so I can equip them at least. Sold some to the merchant and salvaged one. No one in the guild wants one presently, so I have to get rid of them some how.

Odd thing is placing 21st and getting me of the mods.

Now something odd that happened earlier. I had already received my present and was able to receive another one. This was after the daily reset for both presents. So kind of odd. Still have not received a named weapon though. Averaging 2-3 major solstice ark falls a day, maybe I need to do more I guess.

I have had a few ark falls tell me I killed zero enemies as well, but had a score of over 10K.

Dixie Cougar
12-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Now something odd that happened earlier. I had already received my present and was able to receive another one. This was after the daily reset for both presents. So kind of odd. Still have not received a named weapon though. Averaging 2-3 major solstice ark falls a day, maybe I need to do more I guess..

Do the daily five times in one weekly contract cycle and you get a guaranteed copy of one of the 12 named weapons. If time constraints are an issue you could get away with doing only one a day.

I did manage to snag a Turtle Dove on Day 2, first named weapon that's ever dropped for me.

Chocolatelover67
12-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Can someone explain rubber banding? What do you mean when you say they were rubber banding?

Cyripax NeoPrime
12-28-2014, 09:08 PM
Yeah Consoles seem to get more bad luck...

How do you get the carving knife at the SS events and can you keep it?

I picked up a weapon at one major and it looked like it lobbed snowballs of death

That would have been the frostbite special weapon

Atticus Batman
12-29-2014, 01:12 AM
Can someone explain rubber banding? What do you mean when you say they were rubber banding?

It simply means that the npc or player bounced back to where they started. Here read this:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rubberbanding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_banding

Chocolatelover67
12-31-2014, 01:14 AM
It simply means that the npc or player bounced back to where they started. Here read this:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rubberbanding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_banding


Thanks Bats. I've never had that happen to me but at Solstice Arkfalls I could swear the Volge were doing that.

Bentu
12-31-2014, 01:29 PM
Quite enjoyed the solstice events but once again the experience is marred by the lack of drops.

A real pity.

NightmareAlonzo
12-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Look i like this event, and i love the snow. I love the snow so much, everytime it happens it feels like im driving in the snow in real life haha. But the drops are just like the last holiday event. Green drops? come on guys, do purple and orange sometimes, also do random drops altogether. drop some outfits and some purple shields. drop a car lol

ColapsN7
12-31-2014, 04:37 PM
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Dixie Cougar
12-31-2014, 04:41 PM
Quite enjoyed the solstice events but once again the experience is marred by the lack of drops.

A real pity.

If I had to guess I would think most people did better loot wise (at least on average) due to the new contracts which were a great addition, and one that shows the team is thinking beyond immediate bitstore results to increase player satisfaction long term revenue.

That being said... if I had bad luck with the weekly there would still be a significant RNG frustration factor to be sure.

Atticus Batman
01-01-2015, 10:00 PM
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...N7 .

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Chocolatelover67
01-02-2015, 07:15 PM
I wish the majors would spawn more often I mean 2 more days left eek.