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Basic Information[edit | edit source]

Holiday Music Boxes are seasonal musical clocks that play a Christmas-themed music piece together with an animation when activated and look like a wooden box when closed (like when in/on display containers).

These "Machines" can be crafted from a seasonal crafting Recipe, can be placed into game worlds in order to be deactivated/activated and can optionally be wired.

Holiday Music Boxes will play the Christmas-themed tune "We wish you a Merry Christmas" when activated - an English Christmas carol from the West Country of England dating back to the early eighteenth century.

At the same time, an animation will let three Creativerse Creatures dance and move in a circle on a white disc in the open Music Box. As long as you do not deactivate Holiday Music Boxes (and by that close them), they will keep on repeating their tune and animation.

This first music-playing device was introduced to Creativerse with update R50 on December 13th 2017 as part of the Elfi's Community Toy Drive event, during which its rare crafting recipe could be claimed for free until January 10th 2018.

Afterwards, the rare crafting Recipe for Holiday Music Boxes became tradeable from Elfis during the annual Christmas event that takes place from December to January and lasts ca. one month.

How to obtain Holiday Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

Holiday Music Boxes are seasonal Christmas-themed items that cannot be found in any common randomly spawning Treasure Chest and cannot be obtained from any Creature.

Holiday Music Boxes can be crafted in your Crafting Menu (to be opened by pressing "Q" as the default key), but only after their crafting recipe has been unlocked by obtaining and learning the according seasonal Recipe Book that can usually only be traded ingame for free (or alternatively bought via Store) during the Christmas Holiday event, like during Elfi's Wonderland 2018 that lasted from December 19th 2018 to January 25th 2019.

Elfis that sell the rare Recipe Book for Holiday Music Boxes (but not the crafted items themselves) are NPC traders that look like green Leafies with pointed ears dressed up in red and white Christmas themed attire and sit on a stack of colorful gift boxes. They randomly appear on natural blocks of Ice and Snow during day and night and ask for Rescued Toys as Trade Items in exchange for winter-themed rare Recipes and items, but - as said - only during the annual Christmas Holiday event month.

Holiday Music Boxes themselves can be bought throughout the year in theoretically unlimited amounts as part of building kits for any customizable Blueprint with Coins, which in return are purchasable for real money via Steam Wallet in the ingame Store.

You can use Blueprints that you have captured yourself with Capture Blocks, as well as Blueprints that were made by other players and that you have subscribed to in the Steam Creativerse workshop, or Blueprints that you have customized with Holiday Music Boxes.

To buy a building kit, either select the according Blueprint or activate a cornerstone that has been placed into the game world (and has optionally been customized). Check the content of the block kit first by clicking on the description "Built with xxx Blocks" before you'll click on the green price tag button below "Get kit and build now".

In 2017, the free Merry Music Bundle contained one crafted Holiday Music Box together with the rare crafting Recipe for Holiday Music Boxes that was account-bound during Elfi's Toy Drive. The Merry Music Bundle was a part of Elfi's Community Toy Drive and also had 200x Rescued Toys inside plus 10 animated Holiday Giftboxes with random content very similar to the content of randomly spawning Holiday Gifts that appear during Christmas Holiday event-times. However, this bundle could only be claimed from December 13th 2017 to January 10th 2018.

How to unlock the crafting recipe of Holiday Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

The rare seasonal crafting Recipe Book for Holiday Music Boxes can be bought from Elfis that only appear during Christmas event-times, like they did for the first time during Elfi's Toy Drive from December 13th 2017 until January 10th 2018, and again from December 19th 2018 until January 25th 2019 during Elfi's Wonderland.

During Elfi's Wonderland event in 2018, the rare seasonal Recipe Book for Holiday Music Boxes each could be bought for 75 Rescued Toys (in theoretically infinite amounts) in Elfi's "Featured" TAB until the end of the event on January 25th 2019.

The Recipe Book for Holiday Music Boxes was not account-bound during the Christmas-event 2018, but came in the shape of a tradeable and such was a stackable item. Players could buy more than just one of these Recipe Books if they wanted with Rescued Toys, in order to give duplicates of Recipe Books to other players.

From December 19th 2018 to January 25th 2019, the Store-exclusive Item Bundle "Elfi's Toy Drive Bundle 2017" also contained 1 Recipe Book for Holiday Music Boxes. This Bundle could be bought multiple times for Coins that can in return be purchased with real money via Coin Bundles in the Store.

More than one Recipe Book could be collected this way too, different to most Recipe Packs that can only be bought once and will automatically add account-bound Recipes to the Crafting Menu of the buying player.

Any surplus Recipe Books for Holiday Music Boxes that were obtained during the Christmas event 2018 and were stored away at this time, can still be given to other Creativerse players on the game world where the Recipe Books are stored.

Like other rare Recipes, the Recipe Book for this Christmas-themed item will be used up as soon as the recipe is learnt by a player.

Seasonal Recipes cannot be shared via Adventures, and non-placeable items like Recipe Books cannot be bought via building-kits for Blueprints either.

During Elfi's Toy Drive in 2017, the crafting recipe for Holiday Music Boxes was account-bound and did not come in the shape of a Recipe Book, but was part of the Merry Music Bundle. This bundle could simply be claimed for free after a certain community event goal was unlocked on December 13th 2017 by the efforts of all Creativerse players who participated in the Christmas event Elfi's Community Toy Drive 2017. The Merry Music Bundle was then available to be claimed until January 10th 2018.

After claiming the Merry Music Bundle, the (already unlocked) crafting recipe for Holiday Music Boxes was permanently added to players' Crafting Menu where it now keeps being available on all game worlds, even on worlds where the option "world bound recipes" ("fresh start") is enabled.

How to obtain Rescued Toys[edit | edit source]

Rescued Toys are Trade Items that can be used to buy seasonal Christmas-themed items and rare Christmas Recipes from Elfis. Rescued Toys can be obtained during the seasonal Christmas Holiday event from randomly spawning Holiday Gifts and randomly spawning Reinbeaus in amounts of ca. 10-14 Toys.

Reinbeaus do not drop any Rescued Toys outside the Christmas season though. The very rare fast Reaudolphs additionally appear during Christmas events in cold biomes and will then sometimes drop 100-200 Rescued Toys at a time (but at other times no Toys at all) when being killed. During the Christmas event 2018-2019, Reaudolphs could not be tamed.

Reaudolphs and the colorful Holiday gift boxes will most likely spawn again during the next seasonal Christmas event for ca. one month, like they did during Elfi's Wonderland from December 19th 2018 to January 25th 2019.

Lots of Rescued Toys can be found in Reward Holiday Gift Boxes after successfully completing Trog Trap Events that can be initiated by placing Trog Traps throughout the whole year.

Small Trog Traps can be obtained during Christmas event-times for free. 2 of these Traps can be found in every daily Login Chest (a new one beomes available each 4 hours, unless 2 chests have not been claimed yet), while additionally to that, one Small Trog Trap can occasionally be obtained from randomly spawning Holiday Gifts as well as from the loot bags of Reinbeaus and Reaudolphs during the annual Christmas event.

As soon as you place a Small Trog Trap anywhere, a tier 1 Trog Trap Event will immediately initiated in its proximity. If you are able to successfully meet the objective of the event as displayed onscreen in time, you will be rewarded by a Reward Holiday Gift Box that contains ca. 6-12 Rescued Toys, 2-3 random stacks of useful items and often (but not always) a Medium Trog Trap. Every player who participates in Trog Trap Events will receive their own Reward Gift Box.

Medium Trog Traps can be placed in order to instantly start tier 2 Trog Trap Events that are a bit more difficult to "beat". In the Reward Holiday Gift Boxes that will appear after the successful completion of tier 2 Trog Trap Events, you will find ca. 11-14 Rescued Toys, 3-6 stacks of useful items and occasionally a Large Trog Trap. Moreover, a few of the Trog Trap Event Creatures might drop special Loot Bags with (often) a few Rescued Toys and some random useful items inside, like consumables and/or explosives.

Naturally, Large Trog Traps will also promptly initiate Trog Trap Events of an even higher difficulty (tier 3), and their Reward Holiday Gift Boxes will contain even more (ca. 34) Rescued Toys and even more (5-8) stacks of useful items, but only rarely a Medium Trog Trap on top of that. Again, some Trog Trap Event Creatures (mainly Troggington's Minions) will rarely drop special Loot Bags on top of that, often containing a few Rescued Toys and otherwise random useful items.

Trog Traps of all 3 tiers (Small Trog Traps, Medium Trog Traps and Large Trog Traps) can also be bought for Coins via block kits for Blueprints that players have made from placed Trog Traps and uploaded to the Creativerse Steam workshop. You can buy Coins bundles in the ingame Store and pay for them via Steam Wallet with real money.

Take care to only buy Blueprints that contain placed Trog Traps, but not just Traps on/in any display containers, because in this case they will not be purchasable as items, they will merely be "ghost images" displayed on the display containers (you can see if Trog Traps are even included in the building kit when clicking on the button "Built with xxx Blocks" in the Blueprint window after subscribing to this Blueprint for free in the Creativerse Steam workshop before clicking on "Get Kit & Build Now"). Even though you can obtain Trog Traps throughout the year this way and initiate Trog Trap Events by placing any bought, bestowed and left-over Trog Traps any time you like, you can merely store the Rescued Toys that any victory will provide you with until December and not use them, since these Trade Items cannot be consumed directly nor fed to Pets (different from Pumpkiru Candy).

You can only trade Rescued Toys for Christmas-related items and rare seasonal Recipes with Elfis that will probably spawn again around Christmas 2019-2020 for the next time - or perhaps Elfis might appear for other rare occasions too if Playful sees fit and will announce so on social media and on the official forums.

During the event Elfi's Wonderland 2018, Rescued Toys could be bought via Steam wallet as a content of 4 tiered Make-a-Wish Donation Bundles in the Store too. 100% of revenue from these bundles went to The Make-A-Wish Foundation that helps granting the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with critical illnesses. Depending on their tier 1-4, these bundles contained a stack of either 20, 50, 200 or 500 Rescued Toys.

In 2017, during Elfi's Toy Drive, Rescued Toys also were part of the 3 unlockable community reward bundles for the Elfi's Community Toy Drive event.

How to craft Holiday Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

To craft 2 Holiday Music Boxes at a time in your Crafting Menu (to be opened by typing "q" as the default key) after learning the according seasonal Recipe, you will need:

How to use Holiday Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

Holiday Music Boxes can be placed into any Creativerse game world and will then automatically start playing the tune "We wish you a Merry Christmas" until they are deactivated/closed by either right-click or pressing "f" (as the default key) while pointing your cursor at them. The tune cannot be altered.

You can fully rotate Holiday Music Boxes into all directions by pointing your cursor at them, then pressing and holding R (as the default key) and then moving the mouse while holding down the left mouse button.

The chosen rotation angle can be "locked" too by simply typing "r" while looking at an already rotated item, so that all items of the same stack in the chosen quickslot will then face the same direction when being placed.

Holiday Music Boxes can be picked up without the need to equip any Power Cells. Of course you won't be able to pick up such objects on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, claim owner or Adventure creator.

Holiday Music Boxes can be put on display on Stone Wall Shelves, on Placemats, in Wood Planters, in Flower Pots, on Hidden Temple Altars, in Snow Buried Containers, in Frozen Containers, over/in front of Galactic Grav-Chambers, on Holiday Mantles, on Holiday Decorative Trees, in Cabernatious Cabinets and the like. They will appear as closed wooden boxes there and cannot be opened / activated or rotated while on display though. On the other hand, most display containers can be rotated with all the items "inside" them.

How to wire Holiday Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

Holiday Music Boxes are part of the Wiring-System in Creativerse. They are receivers (not senders though) and can be wired to activation devices (optionally with operating gates in between) so that they can be activated and deactivated from a distance.

After being placed into the game world, Holiday Music Boxes can either be switched on or off when they receive a true or false input "event" that is sent to them by an activation device / operating gate even from a great distance up to the other corner of the same game world, or when are activated/deactivated manually by players (by clicking your right mouse button or typing "f" as the default key while pointing your cursor at a Holiday Music Box).

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Holiday Music Boxes can be wired to activation devices like Switches, Sensors, Number Pads or Pressure Plates etc., optionally with operating gates in between, like Number Comparison Gates, Delay Gates, Flip-Flop Gates, Inverter Gates, Logic Gates, etc.

To wire Holiday Music Boxes, equip a Wiring Tool and point your cursor at a Holiday Music Box that you have placed into the world. Its "Receive" Hotspot will become visible then.

By clicking on the Hotspots when they are visible, you are able to connect the "Send" Hotspot of any activation devic/es to the Receive Hotspot of Holiday Music Boxes. Machines work best if you wire the activation device/s first and then connect the receivers to it/them.

Operating gates like Flip-Flop Gates can be connected in between activation device(s) and Holiday Music Box(es) in order to define more exact (de)activation terms. For this purpose, connect the "Send" Hotspot of the activation device(s) to the left "Receive" Hotspot of the operating gate, and then connect the "Send" Hotspot of the operating gate to the "Receive" Hotspot of the Holiday Music Box(es).

Alternatively, you can type "n" (as the default key) to open the wiring window of Holiday Music Boxes if you wish to type a code word into the receiving array instead that you can also use in the sending array of activation device/s and/or operating gate/s in order to connect them.

Change the setting of the operating gate/s to your liking. For Number Pads, it's advisable to connect the left Receive Hotspot (1) and to write the correct number code into the right input array (2) in their settings window and select "value" instead of "event".

Holiday Music Boxes in Creativerse will start to play immediately when they are wired to already activated activation devices.

The Interface (Menu) of Holiday Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

To open the interface window of a Holiday Music Box, you will have to equip a Wiring Tool and then press "n" (as the default key) while pointing at a Holiday Music Box that has been placed into the game world with your cursor.

Using this interface window, you can:

  • Edit Button.png click on this icon to rename the Holiday Music Box with another description up to 30 characters long. The new label will replace the word " Holiday Music Box" that is displayed by default when pointing at it with the cursor. Picking it up will reset its name to the default again though
  • Access Control Lock.png click on this icon in order to change the permission settings of the Holiday Music Box so that only other players with a specific or higher permission rank than this defined permission rank can change the settings of this Holiday Music Box or even take this object away
  • toggle manual interaction - the Holiday Music Box can be "locked" by disabling the "can interact" button, so other players will not be able to switch on/off the Holiday Music Box directly - but they still can use activation devices that are wired to the Holiday Music Box
  • for easier wiring purposes, you can write a code word into the input array ("Receives") here, and then write that same code word into the output array ("Sends") of an activation device (or operating gate) that can even be placed as far away as in the opposite corner of the same game world

How to change the settings[edit | edit source]

Wireable objects like Holiday Music Boxes can be activated/deactivated by players of all permission ranks, even by visitors, unless their interactivity is disabled for all players with a Wiring Tool.

For this purpose you can lock your Holiday Music Boxes by disabling the option "can interact". You can access this option when looking at the Holiday Music Boxes with a Wiring Tool equipped and typing "n" (as the default key) to open the inspection window.

When disabling the option "can interact", other players cannot switch your Holiday Music Boxes on or off, but only if their permission rank is lower than the minimum permission level of the according Holiday Music Boxes. If players are either builders or even admins on your player claim or on the game world (if the Holiday Music Boxes are not placed on any claimed land), then these players might not only activate/deactivate your Holiday Music Boxes, but even pick them up and take them away.

The padlock symbol lets you define the minimum permission rank for your Holiday Music Boxes that players will need to match or outrank in order to be able to see and change the settings of Holiday Music Boxes with their own Wiring Tool. Equip a Wiring Tool and type "n" (as the default key) to open the wiring window of a Holiday Music Box. Look for the padlock symbol in the top right corner of the settings window.

Click on this padlock icon to check the permission setting that is currently selected. The permission level of these Holiday Music Boxes will be set to "world builders" by default when placing the Holiday Music Boxes, and on player claims the permission will automatically be set to "claim builders" when the Holiday Music Boxes are placed.

When raising the permission level of Holiday Music Boxes with the padlock symbol, only their owner as well as players with a matching or even higher permission rank than the permission level of the Holiday Music Boxes can use their Wiring Tool to change the settings (including "can interact") of the Holiday Music Boxes, so that they can switch the Holiday Music Boxes on/off directly, or even pick them up and take them away.

How to rename Holiday Music Boxes[edit | edit source]

You can rename Holiday Music Boxes like most other wireable objects by inspecting them and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square note with a "pen" on it in the top right corner. In order to inspect them, equip a Wiring Tool and type "n" (as the default key) while pointing your cursor at a Holiday Music Box that has been placed into the game world.

You can type up to 30 characters into the labelling array of each Holiday Music Box and confirm this with "enter"/"return". This name/label will then be displayed instead of "Holiday Music Box" when pointing your cursor at it. Picking it up (and placing it again) will reset the name of the Holiday Music Box to its default name label again.

Merry Music Bundle in 2017[edit | edit source]

Merry Music Bundles could only be claimed during Elfi's Toy Drive as part of the multiplayer event content Elfi's Community Toy Drive from December 13th 2017 to January 10th 2018.

Whenever a Creativerse player gave Rescued Toys to an Elfi in exchange for winter-themed rare Recipes and items, these Toys were added to a count. The combined amount of all the delivered Rescued Toys on all Creativerse game worlds was displayed on a slider that players could observe on the main screen of the game before entering a game world, as well as on top of the ingame screen when opening the inventory.

Three colorful gift box icons marked specific goals for this community campaign in 2017: the Ice Box Bundle after 5,000,000 Rescued Toys had been handed in (by all players in summary), the Merry Music Bundle after 12,000,000 had been traded in, and the Snowball Turret Bundle after 25,000,000 Rescued Toys had been given to Elfis. This way everyone belonging to the Creativerse player community could do their bit to unlock these special rewards during the Christmas event.

All three goals were accomplished in 2017/2018. Whenever one of these goals was reached, the according community reward was unlocked, until all three bundles could be claimed by all Creativerse players for free (even by those who had not participated in the event itself) until January 10th 2018.

As soon as any of the reward bundles was unlocked (when the red-white striped slider has reached the according gift box icons), it could then be claimed by clicking on the respective present icon on the slider - either on the main game screen or ingame after opening the inventory.

Afterwards, the according bundle could be found in the inventory/bag. During Elfi's Toy Drive 2017, the 3 rewards consisted of 4 event-exclusive rare Recipes in total that could not be traded with other players, but were account-bound and added to the crafting menu as soon as the bundles were claimed.

The Ice Box Bundle provided players with the recipe for Frozen Containers, the Merry Music Bundle with the recipe for Holiday Music Boxes, and the Snowball Turret Bundle with the recipe for Snowball Turrets and also for New Years Fireworks. The 3 bundles also contained a few examples of these crafted items, 600 Rescued Toys in total, plus 30 animated Holiday Giftboxes. As said, these three bundles were only available until January 10th 2018.

After claiming the bundles, item bundles were added to the inventory/bag, similar to the login chests. They could be claimed on any game world by clicking on the gift box icons in the inventory. This way they turned into one-way storage containers that looked like stacks of wooden crates. These container could be placed on the ground and activated with right-click or "f" (as the default key) like any other storage container in order to empty them.

Different from such storage containers, the animated Holiday Giftboxes would automatically open when being placed into any game world after displaying a short animation. They contained a random assortment of Christmas-themed items similar to the content of randomly spawning Holiday Gifts that usually only appear during the annual Christmas-event.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Even though Holiday Music Boxes look like they're wooden items, they are fireproof

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