- 1 Basic Information
- 2 How to obtain New Years Fireworks
- 3 How to unlock the crafting recipe of New Years Fireworks
- 4 How to obtain Rescued Toys
- 5 How to craft New Years Fireworks
- 6 How to use New Years Fireworks
- 7 How to wire New Years Fireworks
- 8 Snowball Turret Bundle in 2017
- 9 Trivia
New Years Fireworks are seasonal firework rockets that can be activated after being placed into the game world in order to display a bright blue firework show high up in the sky that forms the numbers 2018.
These "Explosives" can be crafted from a seasonal crafting Recipe, can be placed into game worlds in order to be activated and then displayed (but cannot be deactivated again), and can optionally be wired to activation devices (optionally with operating gates in between).
These pyrotechnic articles were introduced to Creativerse with update R50 on January 1st 2018 as part of Elfi's Community Toy Drive event, during which its rare crafting recipe could be claimed for free until January 10th 2018.
How to obtain New Years Fireworks
New Years Fireworks 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 New Years Fireworks (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.
New Years Fireworks 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 New Years Fireworks.
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".
The Snowball Turret Bundle was a part of Elfi's Community Toy Drive and also provided players with the rare crafting Recipe for Snowball Turrets, 10 crafted Snowball Turrets, 300x Rescued Toys inside plus 15 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 January 1st 2018 to January 10th 2018.
How to unlock the crafting recipe of New Years Fireworks
The rare seasonal crafting Recipe Book for New Years Fireworks 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, one rare seasonal Recipe Book for New Years Fireworks each could be bought for 25 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 New Years Fireworks was not account-bound during the Christmas-event 2018, but came in the shape of a tradeable item and was stackable. 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 New Years Fireworks. 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 New Years Fireworks 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.
In order to permanently add the rare crafting recipe for New Years Fireworks to your crafting menu after you've bought or obtained it, the according Recipe Book has to be learnt by right-clicking on it in your inventory/bag or by dragging it with the left mouse-button over your player character model on the right side of the inventory.
The crafting recipe will then keep being available in your crafting menu on all Creativerse game worlds like all other rare crafting Recipes, even on worlds where the "Pro" option "world bound recipes" ("fresh start", "recipes don't carry over") is enabled.
During Elfi's Toy Drive in 2017, the crafting recipe for New Years Fireworks was account-bound and did not come in the shape of a Recipe Book, but was part of the Snowball Turret Bundle. This bundle could simply be claimed for free after a certain community event goal was unlocked on January 1st 2018 by the efforts of all Creativerse players who participated in the Christmas event Elfi's Community Toy Drive 2017. The Snowball Turret Bundle was then available to be claimed until January 10th 2018.
After claiming the Snowball Turret Bundle, the (already unlocked) crafting recipe for New Years Fireworks was automatically 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
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.
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.
How to craft New Years Fireworks
To craft 2 New Years Fireworks 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:
- 1x Twine, made from Vines or from Sinews in a Processor, which does not require any crafting recipes to be unlocked
- 2 Wood Slabs that can be made of most types of uncorrupted Wood or Logs in a Processor
- 2x Gunpowder that can be made from Coal in a Processor, or can be looted or pet-harvested from Hot Feet or Keepas of any kind, or can be found in most randomly spawning Treasure Chests except for Obsidian Treasure Chests
- 2x Red Pigment made of Red Flowers (that grow on Ashenwood-trees or can be found in Wood Treasure Chests on the surface at night) in a Processor, or found in Obsidian Treasure Chests that spawn on blocks of the Stalactite layer in the dark
How to use New Years Fireworks
New Years Fireworks can be placed, but only upright. Because of their animated effects that are displayed high up in the sky after they've been activated, Fireworks cannot be rotated, neither sideways nor downwards. After Fireworks are activated in Creativerse, they cannot be deactivated again by any means. When they have gone off, they will be completely "consumed" and vanish.
Fireworks can be "hidden" underneath blocks. In this case, an activation device that's wired to them can be used to activate them. When they go off from below the ground, Fireworks will "shoot" through the blocks above them and will then display the Firework high up in the sky like usual. Even if you activate Fireworks on the deepest level of the game world (on "end of the world" blocks), they will still display their Firework show in the sky box.
If you place Fireworks and climb a ladder up to the highest altitude in the world that your player character can reach and then start the firework, you will still see the Firework being displayed up above your character's head, not somewhere below.
Even during the times that Fireworks was still rotatable in the past, they would still only display their Fireworks show high up in the sky, but they wouldn't "shoot" sideways nor downwards.
Fireworks do not emit heat nor fire, so they cannot set flammable materials or blocks on fire. They also do not illuminate their surrounding and cannot serve as a luminary.
New Years Fireworks 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.
New Years Fireworks 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, where they will appear in a smaller size and cannot be activated while on display.
How to wire New Years Fireworks
New Years Fireworks 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 from a distance - but like all other Fireworks, they cannot be deactivated (again).
Fireworks can only serve as receivers and will immediately be displayed when using devices (even from a great distance) to activate it. Once activated, Fireworks cannot be deactivated by any means.
After being placed into the game world, New Years Fireworks will activate and then be displayed after a second when they receive a true 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 manually by players (by clicking your right mouse button or typing "f" as the default key while pointing your cursor at a New Years Firework).
|New Years Fireworks 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 New Years Fireworks, equip a Wiring Tool and point your cursor at a New Years Firework 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 New Years Fireworks. This works best if you wire the activation device/s first and then connect the receiver/s to it/them.
Operating gates like Flip Flop Gates can be connected in between activation device(s) and New Years Fireworks in order to define more exact 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 New Years Fireworks.
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".
Please note that any Fireworks in Creativerse will start to go off immediately when it is wired to an already activated activation device.
The Interface (Menu) of New Years Fireworks
To open the interface window of a New Years Firework, you will have to equip a Wiring Tool and then press "n" (as the default key) while pointing at a New Years Firework that has been placed into the game world with your cursor.
Using this interface window, you can write a code word into the input array ("Receives") here for easier wiring purposes, 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.
Fireworks cannot be "locked" or renamed, and their interactivity cannot be toggled nor defined with permission settings, so you cannot set Fireworks to specific permission ranks. This also means that Fireworks cannot be protected against other players. Even players with only vitisor rank on game worlds and/or player claims can activate Fireworks that have been placed by players with a sufficient permission rank.
While players cannot place anything into the game world and/or on player claims if they have only visitor rank, all other players can remove Fireworks that you have placed. Disabling Explosives on game worlds and/or player claims does not prevent you or other players (even Visitors) to activate Fireworks. Only Explosives that can damage or alter the environment can be disabled with the Explosives "Sim" option setting.
Snowball Turret Bundle in 2017
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 Snowball Turret 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.
Even though the year 2018 is now in the past, this Fireworks still displays this date and was not "updated". No special 2019-Fireworks was introduced to Creativerse either.