2018 Winter Event
2018 Winter Event

3 December, 2018 - 2 January, 2019


The 2018 Winter Event is a seasonal event that will run fom the 3rd of December, 2018 to the 2nd of January, 2019.

Milestone Rewards

Quests event winter 0.png
Complete 10 quests: Complete 21 quests: Complete 40 quests: Complete 55 quests: Complete 71 quests:
Winter Spire Lvl 1.png Winter Spire Upgrade.png Stars.png Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade.png
Winter Spire Lvl. 1 Winter Spire Upgrade Kit 300 Stars Winter Spire Upgrade Kit Winter Spire Upgrade Kit

How to Participate?

Stars

The player will need Star.png Stars to open presents - Star.png 10 stars for 1 present.

Stars can be collected in the following ways:

  • At the beginning of the event, Star.png 20 Stars are given.
  • Every day upon the first login, Star.png 10 Stars are given.
  • Each solved quest of the main series awards Star.png 10 Stars.
  • Each solved quest of the bonus series awards Star.png 15 Stars.
  • The Show 2 Tile gives the player Star.png 3 Stars.
  • Some presents award Stars (generally Star.png 14).
  • The Shuffle Tile gives the player Star.png 10 Stars.

Number of Stars expected assuming daily connection and completion of all quests (excluding bonuses):

Source Stars Gained
Begining of the event Star.png 20 Stars
Daily login (approximated) 32 x Star.png 10 = Star.png 320 Stars
Main quests series* 39 x Star.png 10 = Star.png 390 Stars
Milestone bonus Star.png 300 Stars
Additional bonus quests** 30 x Star.png 15 + Star.png 20 = Star.png 470 Stars
TOTAL Star.png 1500 Stars

* The last quest of the main series only awards two portraits and no Stars.

** The final quest of the additional serie awards Star.png 20 Stars.

Additional Stars can be bought using diamonds:

Amount Cost Cost per star
Star.png 10 Diamonds 120 12 Diamonds/Star.png
Star.png 25 Diamonds 280 11.2 Diamonds/Star.png
Star.png 100 Diamonds 1050 10.5 Diamonds/Star.png

Presents Window

Winter Button.png

To access the presents window, click the Winter Event Button at the left side of the screen of your browser (pictured here) or at the right side in the app. Every day there will be a new set of rewards hidden in the presents. The player uses stars to open them to claim what is hidden inside. The player can open as many presents as they can afford, and win everything over and over again.

Every time you collect a winter quest reward or open a present, a snowfall will start on your town and surrounding area. The effect is quite spectacular, but will not be displayed if Animations under Settings is turned off.

There are also special awards hidden among the presents, which are as follows:

Show 2! Double Payout! Shuffle All!
Show 2 Double Payout Shuffle All
  • "Show 2" reveals two random presents on the board and gives the player Star.png 3 stars.
  • "Double Payout" doubles the reward in the next present to be opened.
  • "Shuffle All" resets all the presents. When "Shuffle All" appears, the player needs to press "Start" again and in addition claim Star.png 10 new stars.

Among the presents is also the Winter Deco Selection Kit, which let's the player choose one of the following decorations:

Winter Deco Selection Kit

Christmas Tree

The purpose of the Christmas Tree is to award the Grand Prize once all the candles are lit, using matchsticks, where matchsticks were obtained through opening presents. Whenever the player opens a present, they will receive a matchstick. The matchsticks won will be stacked up on the top-right of the screen. Next to the playing window is a Christmas Tree. The player should use the matchsticks collected to light up candles on the tree. Any solitary matchstick might randomly light up 1-3 candles on the tree. There are 20 candles to light on each tree. Should a matchstick light more candles than the tree has unlit, the candles on the next tree will be lit. Once the tree is completely lit up, the tree will be refreshed and the assigned Grand Prize will be credited to the player's inventory.

A formula to calculate how many matchsticks are needed to complete a Winter Spire can be found in the matchstick section.

Questline

Main Quests

40 Main Quests are available which can be completed as soon as possible.

Quest 1

  • Ekaterina: "Spend 4 Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 2

  • Ekaterina: "Gather some coins" and "Pay some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 3

  • Ekaterina: "Solve this simple negotiations OR Defeat this small army" and "Make people Enthusiastic"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 4

  • Ekaterina: "Build 4 decorations from your current age or 5 from the previous age" and "Finish a 15 min production 10 times"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 5

  • Ekaterina: "Acquire 2 sectors"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 6

  • Ekaterina: "Donate some goods to the Guild Treasury OR Spend some Forge Points" and "Motivate or polish 25 buildings for other players"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 7

  • Ekaterina: "Buy 3 Forge Points" and "Gather some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 8

  • Ekaterina: "Build 1 residential building from your current age or 2 from the previous age" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 9

  • Ekaterina: "Solve this simple negotiations OR Donate some goods to the Guild Treasury" and "Pay some Supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 10

  • Ekaterina: "Gather some goods" and "Complete a 5 min production 20 times"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 11

  • Ekaterina: "Acquire 3 sectors without fighting OR Defeat 40 units"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 12

  • Ekaterina: "Visit 15 Friends Taverns OR Infiltrate 2 sectors"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 13

  • Ekaterina: "Gather some goods"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 14

  • Ekaterina: "Build 1 production building from your current age or 2 from the previous age" and "Gather some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 15

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat this small army OR Complete a 4-hour production 10 times"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 16

  • Ekaterina: "Spend 500 Tavern Silver OR Spend some Forge Points" and "Finish a 1-hour production 15 times"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 17

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat 35 units OR Solve this moderate negotiation"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 18

  • Ekaterina: "Finish a 4-hour production 20 times" and "Gather some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 19

  • Ekaterina: "Donate some goods to the Guild Treasury OR Finish a 24hr production 10 times"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 20

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat this small army OR Solve this moderate negotiation" and "Pay some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 21

  • Ekaterina: "Motivate or polish 40 buildings for other players" and "Pay some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 22

  • Ekaterina: "Infiltrate 3 sectors OR Negotiate 2 Guild Expedition encounters" and "Finish one of each production"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 23

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Spend 300 Tavern Silver OR Defeat this small army"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 24

  • Ekaterina: "Win 5 battles without losing OR Solve this complex negotiation"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 25

  • Ekaterina: "Build 1 goods building from your age OR Buy 8 Forge Points" and "Gather some goods"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 26

  • Ekaterina: "Collect 750 Tavern Silver OR Recruit 3 units from your age" and "Pay some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 27

  • Ekaterina: "Acquire a province OR Solve 12 Guild Expedition encounters"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 28

  • Ekaterina: "Donate some goods to the Guild Treasury OR Gather some goods "
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 29

  • Ekaterina: "Activate 1 boost in the Friends Tavern OR Spend some Forge Points" and "Finish 15 productions in a production building from your age or 20 from the previous age"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 30

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat this small army OR Contribute some Forge Points to Great Buildings" and "Buy 5 Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 31

  • Ekaterina: "Motivate or polish 30 buildings for other players" and "Build 2 residential buildings from your age or 3 from the previous age"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 32 

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Finish shortest production 15 times"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 33

  • Ekaterina: "Recruite 3 units from your age or 4 from the previous age" and "Gather some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 34

  • Ekaterina: "Gather some goods" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 35

  • Ekaterina: "Activate 2 boosts in Friends Tavern OR Win 4 battles without losing" and "Pay some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 36

  • Ekaterina: "Scout a province"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 37

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat this medium sized army OR Solve this moderate negotiations "
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 38

  • Ekaterina: "Build 1 production building from your age or 2 from previous age" and "Finish a 4-hour production 12 times"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 39

  • Ekaterina: "Visit 20 Friends Taverns OR Spend some Forge Points" and "Pay some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 10 Stars

Quest 40

  • Ekaterina: "Complete 5 expedition encounters by negotiation without losing OR Defeat 80 units"
    Reward: Anastasiya Portrait of Anastasiya and Alexander Portrait of Alexander

Daily Quests

After completing the main quests, 31 quests, corresponding to each day of the Winter Event, will be presented daily. Depending on the number of days the player takes to complete the main quests, that number of quests will stack when the daily ones start. Lets say it takes 5 days to finish the main questline. After completing that, the player will then immediately receive 5 quests without any delay and after that, one quest per day.

Quest 41 (3 Dec - Mon)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Pay some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 42 (4 Dec - Tue)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Finish 1-hour production 8 times"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 43 (5 Dec - Wed)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Defeat this small army OR Solve 3 encouters in the Guild Expedition "
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 44 (6 Dec - Thu)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Motivate or polish 35 buildings for other players"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 45 (7 Dec - Fri)

  • Ekaterina: "Solve 6 encouters in the Guild Expedition OR Acquire 3 sectors without fighting"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 46 (8 Dec - Sat)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Build 1 cultural building from your age or 2 from the previous age"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 47 (9 Dec - Sun)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Defeat this medium-sized army OR Solve this moderate negotiation "
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 48 (10 Dec - Mon)

  • Ekaterina: "Buy 5 Forge Points" and "Pay some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 49 (11 Dec - Tue)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Finish an 8-hour production 10 times"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 50 (12 Dec - Wed)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Spend 700 Tavern Silver OR Buy 10 Forge Points "
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 51 (13 Dec - Thu)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Win 10 battles OR Donate some goods to the Guild Treasury from your current era or the era bellow"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 52 (14 Dec - Fri)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Gather some goods"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 53 (15 Dec - Sat)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Pay some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 54 (16 Dec - Sun)

  • Ekaterina: "Solve this moderate negotiations OR Complete 5 Guild Expedition encounters by fighting" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 55 (17 Dec - Mon)

  • Ekaterina: "Visit 12 Friends Taverns OR Motivate or polish 50 buildings of other players" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 56 (18 Dec - Tue)

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat this large army OR Solve this complex negotiation"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 57 (19 Dec - Wed)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Finish a 15 min production 15 times"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 58 (20 Dec - Thu)

  • Ekaterina: "Donate some goods to the Guild Treasury OR Infiltrate a sector" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 59 (21 Dec - Fri)

  • Ekaterina: "Solve this moderate negotiations OR Recruit 2 units from your age" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 60 (22 Dec - Sat)

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat this medium-sized army OR Collect 1200 Tavern Silver" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 61 (23 Dec - Sun)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Finish shortest production option 24 times"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 62 (24 Dec - Mon)

  • Ekaterina: "Motivate or polish 24 buildings for other players" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 63 (25 Dec - Tue)

  • Ekaterina: "Win 5 battles without losing OR Donate some goods to the Guild Treasury"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 64 (26 Dec - Wed)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Build 5 decorations"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 65 (27 Dec - Thu)

  • Ekaterina: "Activate 1 boost in the Friends Tavern OR Win 3 battles without losing" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 66 (28 Dec - Fri)

  • Ekaterina: "Conquer a sector OR Solve this moderate negotiation" and "Spend some Forge Points"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 67 (29 Dec - Sat)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Gather some goods"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 68 (30 Dec - Sun)

  • Ekaterina: "Finish a 4-hour production 12 times" and "Pay some coins"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 69 (31 Dec - Mon)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Gather some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 70 (1 Jan - Tue)

  • Ekaterina: "Spend some Forge Points" and "Make people enthusiasctic"
    Reward: Star.png 15 Stars

Quest 71 (2 Jan - Wed)

  • Ekaterina: "Defeat this large army OR Solve this moderate negotiation" and "Pay some supplies"
    Reward: Star.png 20 Stars

Prize Systems

Daily Special

Daily Special Prizes can be won in presents the same day.

You can find a list of Daily Specials as they appeared on Beta here.

Day Item
3 December Shrine of Knowledge.png Shrine of Knowledge
4 December Wishing Well.png Wishing Well
5 December Hall of Fame Lvl 1.png Hall of Fame
6 December Watchfire Upgrade.png Watchfire Upgrade Kit
7 December Renovation Kit.png Renovation Kit
8 December Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit.png Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit
9 December Watchfire.png Watchfire Lvl 1
10 December Rogue Hideout.png Rogue Hideout
11 December Wishing Well Shrink Kit.png Wishing Well Shrink Kit
12 December Sleigh Builder.png Sleigh Builder
13 December Charming Cottage.png Charming Cottage
14 December Mass motivation kit.png Mass Self-Aid Kit
15 December Victory Tower Upgrade.png Victory Tower Upgrade Kit
16 December Watchfire.png Watchfire Lvl 1
17 December One Up Kit.png One Up Kit
18 December Wishing Well.png Wishing Well
19 December Santa's Workshop.png Santa's Workshop
20 December Watchfire Upgrade.png Watchfire Upgrade Kit
21 December Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit.png Rogue Hideout Shrink Kit
22 December Hall of Fame Lvl 1.png Hall of Fame
23 December Charming Cottage.png Charming Cottage
24 December Victory Tower Upgrade.png Victory Tower Upgrade Kit
25 December Mass motivation kit.png Mass Self-Aid Kit
26 December Watchfire Upgrade.png Watchfire Upgrade Kit
27 December Shrine of Knowledge.png Shrine of Knowledge
28 December Renovation Kit.png Renovation Kit
29 December Sleigh Builder.png Sleigh Builder
30 December Watchfire.png Watchfire Lvl 1
31 December Watchfire Upgrade.png Watchfire Upgrade Kit
1 January Wishing Well Shrink Kit.png Wishing Well Shrink Kit
2 January One Up Kit.png One Up Kit
3 January Victory Tower Upgrade.png Victory Tower Upgrade Kit

Grand Prizes

A Grand Prize is obtained once all candles on a Christmas Tree are lit.

There are 20 Grand Prizes. Once you have collected them you will start back at Number 1

You can find a list of Grand Prizes as they appeared on Beta here.

Nr Grand Prize
1 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
2 Shrine of Knowledge.png Shrine of Knowledge
3 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
4 Wishing Well.png Wishing Well
5 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
6 Wishing Well Shrink Kit.png Wishing Well Shrink Kit
7 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
8 Renovation Kit.png Renovation Kit
9 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
10 Forge.png 50 Forge Points
11 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
12 Hall of Fame Lvl 1.png Hall of Fame
13 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
14 Rogue Hideout.png Rogue Hideout
15 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
16 Winter Spire Lvl 1.png Winter Spire Lvl. 1
17 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
18 Sleigh Builder.png Sleigh Builder
19 Winter Spire Upgrade.png Winter Spire Upgrade Kit
20 One Up Kit.png One Up Kit

New Buildings

Building Size Function Upgrade
Charming Cottage.png
Charming Cottage
Size
4x3
Special residential building
Provides Population population and Coins coins.
Provides double coins and additional Goods 6 goods when motivated and can be plundered.
Renovation Kit
Yes
Sleigh Builder.png
Sleigh Builder
Size
2x3
Special production building
Allows production of six different production options.
Cannot be motivated or polished and can be plundered.
Renovation Kit
Yes
Victory Tower Lvl 2.png
Victory Tower Lvl 2
Size
1x1
Special production building
Provides Medals medals.
Cannot be motivated, polished or plundered.
Automatic
Watchfire Lvl 2.png
Watchfire Lvl 2
Size
1x1
Special military building
Provides Defense (boost).png +6% defense boost.
Cannot be motivated, polished or plundered.
Automatic
Winter Spire.png
Winter Spire
Size
4x4
Special residential building
Provides Population population, Coins coins and up to Defense (boost).png 14% defense boost.
Provides double coins and additional Supplies supplies, up to Forge.png 6 Forge Points and up to Goods 15 goods when motivated and can be plundered.
Renovation Kit
Yes

Matchstick formula

In order to reach the Level 12 of the Winter Spire, Level 1 + 11 Upgrades are needed. Completion of all Quests already provides the Level 1 Winter Spire + 3 Upgrades. The remaining 8 Upgrades require 15 Christmas Trees in order to be completed (See Grand Prize Table above). Therefore, it corresponds to 15 x 20 = 300 candles. Since 10 Stars are needed to open a present and to burn the matchstick, the following formula applies :

n_stars / 10 = n_candles / k ; with k as matchstick rate ( 1 < k < 3)

Odds to reach the Winter Spire Level 12 depending on Star.png Total Stars spent :

Total Stars spent

Upgrades

Trees

Candles

Matches Candles / Match Odds %
Star.png 1400 8 15 300 140 2.14 2 %
Star.png 1440 8 15 300 144 2.08 12 %
Star.png 1480 8 15 300 148 2.03 36 %
Star.png 1500 8 15 300 150 2 52 %
Star.png 1520 8 15 300 152 1.97 67 %
Star.png 1540 8 15 300 154 1.95 80 %
Star.png 1580 8 15 300 158 1.90 95 %
Star.png 1600 8 15 300 160 1.83 98 %

Considering an average ratio of 2 Candles / Matchsticks, the Level 12 of the Winter Spire could be reached from Star.png 1500 Stars with a probability of 52 %. With Star.png 1600 Stars collected from Quests, connections, and bonuses from presents, the odds to reach the Winter Spire Level 12 rise to 98 %.

In order to optimise the gain of Stars by opening presents, it is recommended to accumulate about Star.png 180 Stars before opening several presents in a row till the Star.png 14 Stars, the shuffle or both are revealed ! The worst case scenario gives Star.png 10 Stars back for each Star.png 160 Stars invested (in case only the shuffle is found after 16 trials). Then, a minimum of Star.png 90 Stars will be obtained by opening presents. Eventually enough Star.png Stars will be collected to complete your beautiful and magnificent Winter Spire for Christmas !

More details regarding the calculations can be found on the blog page dedicated to the :

Winter Spire 2018 - "Matchstick Formula"

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