A Magic Snow Globe is an animated craftable Christmas-themed souvenir item the size of less than one block. This Snow Globe is visible in the dark, but does not illuminate its surrounding. It can be placed for decorative purposes, can be activated, wired and will produce Snow under certain circumstances when active.
This makes the Magic Snow Globe special in comparison to the non-craftable non-activatable otherwise very similar looking Leafi Snow Globes with their golden base pods, but also to the purely decorational non-craftable non-activatable Reaudolph Snow Globes, Trog Snow Globes and Pigsy Snow Globes.
The Magic Snow Globe has a silver base with a blueish-silvery ring around it, and a grumpy Leafi wearing a large Holiday Pet Hat inside its glass sphere, next to a small green gift wrapped up with a red gift ribbon.
Different from the Leafi Snow Globe, the snow inside the Magic Snow Globe does not merely cover the floor; instead snowflakes will start to flutter inside the sphere if the Snow Globe is activated.
Moreover, when activated and placed on the surface game world, the Magic Snow Globe will start to produce thin layers of Snow on suitable blocks in its proximity, up to 9x9 units (minus the spot where the Snow Globe is positioned), not only on the same level though, but up to 6 blocks higher up and on tree tops above as well.
Magic Snow Globes can be wired to activation devices (optionally with operating gates in between) so that it can be activated and deactivated from a distance.
In return, Magic Snow Globes can only be rotated sideways, while all the 4 non-craftable and non-activatable "golden" Snow Globes can be fully rotated into all directions.
The rare Recipe for Magic Snow Globes was added to Elfi's range of "featured" goods with update R58 "Elfi's Wonderland 2018" on December 19th 2018 and could be traded ingame for 200 Rescued Toys until January 25th 2019.
Magic Snow Globes can be crafted from a rare seasonal Christmas Recipe that can usually only be obtained during the seasonal Holiday event for ca. one month around Christmas once a year.
How to obtain Magic Snow Globes
Magic Snow Globes cannot be obtained from any Creatures nor from any common randomly spawning Treasure Chest. These decorative souvenirs can be crafted from a rare seasonal Recipe that can usually only be obtained during the Christmas Holiday event that lasts for ca. one month from December to January every year. In 2018-2019, the rare Recipe for Magic Snow Globes could be bought from Elfis for 200 Rescued Toys.
Elfis are NPC traders that look like green Leafies with pointed ears dressed up for Christmas with striped attire sitting on a stack of colorful gift boxes. They randomly appear on natural Ice and Snow blocks during day and night and ask players for Rescued Toys as Trade Items in exchange for winter-themed rare recipes and items. Elfis usually only spawn during Christmas event-times though, like during Elfi's Wonderland 2018 from December 19th 2018 to January 25th 2019.
In Elfi's "Featured" TAB, 1 rare seasonal Recipe Page for Magic Snow Globes each could be traded for 200 Rescued Toys (in theoretically infinite amounts) until the end of the Christmas event 2018/2019 on January 25th 2019. The Recipe was not account-bound, but came in the shape of a tradeable and stackable item. Like other rare Recipes, this Recipe can be learnt, will be consumed by that and become permanently added to the Crafting Menu.
Already crafted Magic Snow Globes could not be bought from Elfis.
However, Magic Snow Globes were also part of the Store-exclusive Item Pack "Elfi's Wonderland Bundle 2018". This bundle contained the rare seasonal Recipe for Magic Snow Globes and could be bought from December 19th 2018 until January 25th 2019, until the Christmas event Elfi's Wonderland ended.
All the Magic Snow Globes and their rare seasonal Recipe Pages that you have already obtained during the Christmas event will stay in your possession and do not vanish after the end of the Christmas event.
If you have missed the Christmas Holiday event or the opportunities to obtain the rare Recipe for Magic Snow Globes, then other players who have learnt the Recipe can craft these activatable animated Christmas-themed Snow-producing souvenirs for you, if you invite the players to your game world and provide them with the necessary crafting materials.
Fellow Creativerse players might even be willing to give you a surplus rare Recipe Page for Magic Snow Globes - on the game world where they have stored one of these Recipes, since items are not transferable between game worlds. You will have to learn the Recipe on the game world where you receive the Recipe page by right-click or drag & drop, and can then transfer the "knowledge" of the "consumed" Recipe in your Crafting Menu to all other game worlds from then on. Seasonal Recipes cannot be learnt in Adventures.
Moreover, Magic Snow Globes can still be bought in large amounts as parts of building kits that can be purchased for (customizable) player-made Blueprints from the Creativerse Steam workshop throughout the year.
Building kits for Blueprints are available after subscribing to a Blueprint, or after capturing a Blueprint or after customizing a Blueprint by clicking on the green price "tag" button in the Blueprint window below "Buy kit and build now". These building kits are to be paid with ingame Coins that can be purchased for real money in the Store via Steam wallet.
How to obtain Rescued Toys
Rescued Toys are Trade Items that 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. The rare fast Reaudolphs will sometimes even drop 100-200 Rescued Toys at a time.
Reaudolphs and colorful gift boxes will usually only appear during the seasonal Christmas event for ca. one month each year, like during Elfi's Wonderland from December 19th 2018 to January 25th 2019. Reinbeaus will not drop Christmas-themed loot bags outside of Christmas event-times.
Small Trog Traps can be obtained during Christmas event-times for free. 2 of these can be found in every daily login chest (another one each 4 hours) during the event, 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 seasonal Christmas Holiday 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 building kits for Blueprints that players have made from Trog Traps that they have placed and then uploaded these Blueprints to the Creativerse Steam workshop. You can buy Coins bundles in the ingame Store and pay for them via Steam Wallet.
Take care to only buy specific Blueprints that contain placed Trog Traps, but not just Traps that appear on/in display containers like on Placemats, Flower Pots or Wall Shelves, because in this case the Traps will not be included as items, they will merely be "ghost images" displayed on the display containers. Before clicking on "Get Kit & Build Now", you should check if Trog Traps are included in the according building kit by subscribing to the Blueprint for free in the Creativerse Steam workshop and clicking on the button "Built with xxx Blocks" in the Blueprint window ingame.
Even though you can obtain Trog Traps throughout the year this way and initiate Trog Trap Events by placing any bought, bestowed and/or left-over Trog Traps any time you like, you can merely store the Rescued Toys that any victory will provide you with, since these Trade Items cannot be used directly.
You can only trade Rescued Toys for Christmas-related items and rare seasonal Recipes with Elfis that will probably spawn again around Christmas 2019 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.
How to unlock the crafting recipe
The crafting Recipe for Magic Snow Globes is a rare seasonal Recipe Page that can be traded from Elfis for 200 Rescued Toys during the seasonal Christmas Holiday event for ca. one month from December to January, like during Elfi's Wonderland from December 19th 2018 to January 25th 2019.
More than one Recipe Page for Magic Snow Globes could be bought, but the recipe can only be learnt once to then be permanently added to the crafting menu. Surplus Recipe Pages can be given to other players, but only on the game world where the Recipe Pages were stored.
The rare Recipe Page for Magic Snow Globes was also available in the Store-exclusive item bundle Elfi's Wonderland Bundle 2018 until January 25th 2019. It could be bought via ingame Coins. This bundle could be bought more than once, so several Recipe Pages could be collected, different to most Recipe Packs that can only be bought once, since they will automatically add account-bound Recipes to the Crafting Menu of the buying player.
The Recipe for Magic Snow Globes will most likely become obtainable again during the Christmas event 2019. Still, the crafting Recipe can also be obtained at other times from fellow Creativerse players who have stored surplus Recipe Pages for Magic Snow Globes.
Even though this crafting recipe was only available for a limited timespan during event-times, you can keep all surplus Recipe Pages for Magic Snow Globes that you have obtained and of course you also won't lose the recipe from your Crafting Menu once you have learnt it.
In order to permanently add the rare seasonal crafting Recipe for Magic Snow Globes to your crafting menu after you've obtained it, this recipe has to be learnt at first by right-clicking on it in your inventory/bag or dragging it with the left mouse-button over your player character model on the right side of the inventory. One Recipe Page will be consumed by that.
The crafting recipe for Magic Snow Globes will then stay available in your crafting menu on all Creativerse game worlds like all other rare and store-bought Recipes, even on worlds where the "Pro" option "world bound recipes" ("fresh start") is enabled.
How to craft
Once you've learnt the rare Recipe, 4 Magic Snow Globes at a time can be crafted in your Crafting Menu from:
- 1 Arcstone obtainable from Keepas of any kind either as loot or pet-harvest, or rarely from daily Login Chests
- 1 block of natural Wood from any uncorrupted tree or 1 Log, both can be found in most surface biomes. Just click on the Wood icon in the crafting recipe window to choose any type of Log or Wood that you carry with you,
- 1 (block of) Snow that can be found in cold Biomes like on frozen Oceans, snow-covered Mountains, in Taigas, Frozen Deserts, snowy Tundras, snowy Canyons and the like
- 1 Leafi Leaves obtainable as a loot or Pet-harvest from ordinary green Leafies that spawn near and on trees in many biomes like Forests and Grasslands. Special types of Leafi Leaves like Autumn Leafi Leaves, Dried Leafi Leaves or Mossy Leafi Leaves cannot be used for this recipe
How to use
Magic Snow Globes can be used for decoration purposes by placing them into the game world or into the slots of display containers. These Snow Globes (different to the 4 golden based non-craftable Snow Globes that could be purchased from Elfis or the Elfi's Wonderland Bundle 2018 in the Store) can be activated/deactivated directly, or wired and then activated/deactivated from a distance.
You can only rotate Magic Snow Globes sideways, you cannot tilt them and cannot rotate them upside down. Placing them against a wall or ceiling will still place them upright. In order to rotate them sideways, into one of 4 directions, point your cursor at a Magic Snow Globe, then press and hold R (as the default key) and then move your mouse while holding down the left mouse button.
The chosen rotation angle can be "locked" too by typing "r" while looking at an already rotated block or item, so that all souvenirs of the same stack in the chosen quickslot will then face the same direction when being placed. Still, even this will not enable you to tilt them or place them upside down.
A Magic Snow Globe can be activated and will then have several effects at once:
- the Snow Globe will light up a bit,
- animated snowflakes will start to flutter inside the Snow Globe,
- the area in the game world around the Snow Globe will also be filled with animated falling snowflakes, similar to the effect of Trog Traps, but in a square proximity - around 11x11 blocks in width
- and the Snow Globe will pile up (produce) thin layers of Snow all around it on suitable blocks and under suitable conditions up to 9x9 blocks in width (minus the space of one block in size right in the middle where the Magic Snow Globe itself was placed)
Magic Snow Globe are not "real" Lightings, since they do not illuminate the surrounging area, but they glow a little when activated and are visible in the dark. They cannot prevent Creatures or random Treasure Chests from spawning directly next to them though under otherwise fitting conditions.
These Snow Globes do not emit any cold nor heat themselves, not even when activated, but the Snow layers that they produce within their proximity are very cold. As usual, if the thin layers of Snow are picked up, they will transform into common cubic Snow blocks in the inventory/quickbar.
After being activated, Magic Snow Globes do not need any fuel or power-source to keep on creating snow inside and out, and they will not go out by themselves after being switched on.
The animated snowflakes outside of a Snow Globe seem to flutter down from an altitude ca. 37 blocks upwards from the altitude where the Magic Snow Globe has been placed. This even applies to caves - the snowfall effect is active underground too. If a Snow Globe is placed into a shallow cave, the snow can also be seen falling on the surface right above the cave.
However, this does does not correlate with the "production" of Snow layers.
Thin layers of Snow will only be created by Magic Snow Globes under certain conditions:
- the Magic Snow Globe must be placed on the surface - if placed on the Fossil layer or even just close to it, no Snow layers will form. Usually, even 7 blocks under the surface are deep enough to prevent thin Snow layers from being created,
- however, tree tops of most trees hovering over Magic Snow Globes will usually be covered with thin layers of Snow, even if the trees are much taller than 6 blocks. This works better if the Snow Globe is not positioned directly under the tree foliage, but in a distance of at least 1-2 blocks to it with "clear sky" over the Snow Globe,
- blocks must be suitable for thin layers of Snow to settle. Nearly all natural cubic blocks (even underground blocks and corrupted blocks) as well as nearly all cubic crafted blocks allow the thin layers of Snow to appear on them,
- however, Columns, Stairs, Slopes, Rounded Slopes and Corner blocks are not suitable, or also other "uneven" blocks like Galactic Floors,
- many objects like furniture, storage chests, torches, lamps and crafting stations do not allow Snow to pile up on them,
- non-block-shaped plants are unsuitable substrate types - like Red Mushrooms, Tallgrass, Reeds, Tundra Flowers, Crops, Saplings, as well as Vines and Seashells, but also Cactus Flowers, and all types of Logs (even though Logs have an even surface and the template worlds include snow-covered Cragwood Logs in snowy biome),
- on the other hand, thin layers of Snow will still be created on green Cactus blocks, on all block-like Flowers like Red Flowers, Yellow Flowers and Blue Flowers, and also on Beeswax,
- liquids cannot hold Snow, so Snow layers cannot be created on the Water of lakes, rivers or Oceans, nor on any other liquids. In this case, often one more block of ground all around the melted Snow will not be "filled" by new Snow layer blocks, since the liquid will cause the adjacent Snow blocks to melt,
- be careful when using Magic Snow Globes next to torches or other objects that emit heat - the falling Snow will turn into Water right next to the heat source and will then spread to the adjacent blocks in a star-like shape of up to 3 blocks to all sides on the same level,
- thin layers of Snow will not be created on top of other thin layers of Snow that already cover the ground, but they will be created on cubic blocks of Snow, Ice and Snow Caps,
- Snow will also form at the feet of Creatures and player characters standing on suitable ground within the proximity of Magic Snow Globes placed on the surface world,
- sometimes, single "holes" in the thin layer of Snow around Magic Snow Globes can be left uncovered by Snow, especially if you pick up the Snow there - occasionally, these holes will be filled in time, but sometimes they just won't.
When Snow is created, the thin layers will cool down their surrounding (usually to 14° F), which will bring up a freeze scale for player characters when standing on/close to these Snow layers, and can also have a cooling effect on blocks, objects and/or materials below and next to these Snow layers. In cool biomes, it is possible for green Grass blocks to turn into Snow Caps under such a Snow layer, and for Elderwood Leaves to transform into Snowy Elderwood Leaves.
If the surrounding is warm or hot (ca 113° F), the Snow will immediately melt to Water and will prevent more Snow from forming on directly adjacent spots on the ground (and/or on tree tops) as well.
Magic Snow Globes can be picked up without the need to equip any Power Cells. Of course you won't be able to pick up these animated souvenirs 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, the respective claim owner or Adventure creator.
Magic Snow Globes can be put on display by placing them into the slots of display containers like Placemats, Stone Wall Shelves, Hidden Temple Altars, Galactic Grav-Chambers, Frozen Containers, Holiday Decorative Trees, Snow Buried Containers, Holiday Mantles, Flower Pots, Wood Planters or the like, where they will often be reduced in size and cannot be activated. Items that are on display cannot be rotated, but most display containers can be rotated with all the items "inside" them.
How to wire Magic Snow Globes
Magic Snow Globes are part of the Wiring-System in Creativerse. They 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, Magic Snow Globes can either be switched on or off when they receive a true or false input "event" - either sent to them by an activation device or when activated/deactivated manually by you (by clicking your right mouse button or typing "f" as the default key while pointing your cursor at the Magic Snow Globe).
|Magic Snow Globes 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. Magic Snow Globes will then serve as receivers and can be switched on or off.|
A Magic Snow Globe is an input-machine, a receiver that does not send any signals.
If you equip a Wiring Tool and point at a Magic Snow Globe with the cursor, the Magic Snow Globe will display the receive hotspot overlay-image.
By clicking on this hotspot when the Wiring Tool is equipped, a Magic Snow Globe can then be connected to the "send" hotspot of an activation device or an operating gate (Logic Gate, Delay Gate, Inverter Gate, Flip-Flop Gate, Number Comparison Gate).
Activation devices (like Sensors, Switches, Pressure Plates, Number Pads etc.) will send either a "true" (when activated) or "false" (when deactivated) signal to the Magic Snow Globe that will either turn it on (when "true") or off (when "false") accordingly.
Operating gates like Number Comparison Gates can be connected to define more exact (de)activation terms. For this purpose, connect the "Send" Hotspot of an activation device 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 Magic Snow Globe/s.
Change the setting of the operating gate/s to your liking. For Number Pads, it's advisable to write the correct number code into the right input array (2) in their settings window and select "value" instead of "event".
To open the Magic Snow Globe interface window, you will have to equip a Wiring Tool and then press "n" (as the default key) while pointing at the Magic Snow Globe that has been placed into the game world with your cursor.
Using this interface window, you can:
- click on this icon to rename the Magic Snow Globe with another description up to 30 characters long. The new label will replace the word "Magic Snow Globe" that is shown when "looking" at it with the cursor in the game world
- click on this icon in order to change the permission settings so that only other players with a specific or higher permission rank than this defined permission rank can change the settings of the Magic Snow Globe or even take this object away
- toggle manual interaction - the Magic Snow Globe can be "locked" by disabling the "can interact" button, so other players will not be able to switch on/off the Magic Snow Globe directly - but perhaps with an activation device wired to the Magic Snow Globe if you choose so
- 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 that can even be placed as far away as in the opposite corner of the same game world
How to change the settings of Magic Snow Globes
Wireable objects like Magic Snow Globes 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 Magic Snow Globes by disabling the option "can interact". You can access this option when looking at the Magic Snow Globes 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 Magic Snow Globes on or off, but only if their permission rank is lower than the minimum permission level of the according Magic Snow Globes. If players are either builders or even admins on your player claim or on the game world (if the Magic Snow Globes are not placed on any claimed land), then these players might not only activate/deactivate your Magic Snow Globes, but even pick them up and take them away.
The padlock symbol lets you define the minimum permission rank for your Magic Snow Globes that players will need to match or outrank in order to be able to see and change the settings of Magic Snow Globes with their own Wiring Tool. Equip a Wiring Tool and type "n" (as the default key) to open the wiring window of the Magic Snow Globes. 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 Magic Snow Globes will be set to "world builders" by default when placing the Magic Snow Globes, and on player claims the permission will automatically be set to "claim builders" when the Magic Snow Globes are placed.
When raising the permission level of Magic Snow Globes 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 Magic Snow Globes can use their Wiring Tool to change the settings (including "can interact") of the Magic Snow Globes, so that they can switch the Magic Snow Globes on/off directly, or even pick them up and take them away.
How to rename Magic Snow Globes
You can rename Magic Snow Globes 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. To inspect them, equip a Wiring Tool and type "n" (as the default key) while pointing your cursor at the Magic Snow Globes that have been placed into the game world.
You can then type up to 30 characters into the labelling array of each Magic Snow Globe and confirm this with "enter"/"return". This name/label will then be displayed instead of "Magic Snow Globe" when pointing the cursor at it. Picking it up will reset the name of the Magic Snow Globe to the default again though.
Right after Magic Snow Globes were implemented on December 19th 2018, they often created thin layers of Snow even when deactivated, and at other times even when on display (where you cannot even activate the Snow Globes), like when you placed Snow Globes into the slots of a Stone Wall Shelf for example. This bug has been partly fixed, but can still re-surface under certain circumstances. Usually, Magic Snow Globes will stop producing snow as soon as player characters get close enough (less than a claim away).
It is possible that Magic Snow Globes will not produce any snow any longer when you place them into the first slot of a display container. Also, rotating display containers with Magic Snow Globes inside may prevent them from producing snow. If deactivated Magic Snow Globes or Magic Snow Globes on display are located close to your Touchstone or Teleporter, they should stop producing snow very quickly when you arrive, but at times they might still produce enough snow to form thin layers on the ground...