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This article is from 2017 and somehow outdated. Will be updated soon.

Basic information[edit | edit source]

Small Trog Traps are items that will start random winter-themed timed events as soon as they are placed.

They were first introduced during the Christmas event 2017 that was called Elfi's Toy Drive. It started on December 13th 2017 and has ended on January 10th 2018.

How to obtain[edit | edit source]

During the Christmas event, one Christmas-specific Trog Trap Login Chest can be claimed/unlocked every 4 hours from the main game screen (before entering a game world), starting with two chests at a time initially.

These Trog Trap Login Chests can then be claimed on any game world from the inventory ("bundles") and will always contain 2 Small Trog Traps plus additional useful stuff that is very similar to common Login Chests.

After the end of the event, any Trog Traps that are still left or can be obtained in any way after the Christmas event will most likely keep on working like they use to now.

Trog Trap Login Chests[edit | edit source]

Starting with December 13th 2017 and ending on January 10th 2018, every Creativerse player initially got 2 free Trog Trap Login Chests right away when clicking on the respective button labelled "Free Chest" at the left side on the main game screen twice before entering a Creativerse game world.

Another free Trog Trap Login Chest was then unlocked 4 hours after claiming the initial Trog Trap Login Chests, and a second Trog Trap Login Chest another 4 hours (8 hours in total) after that.

After claiming one or both of the obtainable Trog Trap Login Chests, 4 hours later another Trog Trap Login Chest becomes available. As soon and as long as both Trog Trap Login Chests remain unclaimed in the main game menu, no additional timer for more Trog Trap Login Chests will be active/running.

When claiming a Trog Trap Login Chest for Elfi's Toy Drive in the main game menu, one of four known variations will be unlocked and then become available in the inventory ingame:

First Trog Trap Login Chest variant[edit | edit source]

This most common Trog Trap Login Chest contains:

Second Trog Trap Login Chest variant[edit | edit source]

This Trog Trap Login Chest contains:

Third Trog Trap Login Chest variant[edit | edit source]

This rather rare Trog Trap Login Chest contains:

Fourth Trog Trap Login Chest variant[edit | edit source]

This very rare Trog Trap Login Chest contains:

  • 2 Small Trog Traps
  • 5 Super Extractors to be used on Nodes to extract Ore
  • 5 Advanced Health Potions to be used for healing (with right-click from the quickbar)
  • 10 Explosive Bombs for fighting purposes
  • 10 Flares that can only be crafted otherwise after registering an e-mail with Playful and can be thrown to light the area around their point of impact for a while

If you should experience negative timers for Trog Trap Login Chests or something similar, please report this on the bug forums: https://steamcommunity.com/app/280790/discussions/1/

How to use[edit | edit source]

Small Trog Traps from Trog Trap Login Chests can be placed and will then immediately start timed winter-themed events. The specific event goals differ and are described by onscreen messages.

If the announced goal is successfully reached within the set timespan, a Reward Holiday Gift Box will appear afterwards at or next to the spot that the Trog Trap had originally been placed.

Trog Trap Events[edit | edit source]

As soon as a Trog Trap is placed onto the ground, an event will immediately begin. Often the sky and air around the Trog Trap will turn blue all by itself and it will start to snow as long as this particular event lasts. Once placed, Trog Traps cannot be deactivated and they cannot be wired to be activated at a later time.

One of several optional events will be randomly chosen. These can be played alone or together as a team of players. The patch notes describe that the rewards for these events are "instanced" so that everyone who participates in the event should get their own Reward Holiday Gift Box. These reward containers very often do not appear exactly at the same spot where the Trog Trap has been placed, but on a random adjacent block.

All Creatures and objects (poles, targets, piles of snowcubes, reward gift boxes, etc.) that will be summoned by a Trog Trap will be indicated on your compass as one symbol each.

Few of the Trog Trap event Creatures that players sometimes have to kill during the events will rarely drop special Loot Bags that will contain items and Rescued Toys similar to the content of spawning Holiday Gifts.

Arctic event Mirus that appear for Snowball Fight events are vulnerable only to Snowcubes and can eliminated by these throwables, but are immune to physical damage dealt by any melee Weapon. All the other of the Trog Trap event Creatures that can be killed with Weapons are immune to elemental damage, but they can usually be stunned with Stun Bombs and pushed away with Snowcubes and Force Bombs.

Tip: choose a place to build an arena for these events somewhere in your game world where nothing else (or at least not much else) has been built or changed underground to avoid lags. Building the arena high up or floating over an ocean is recommended, because in this case you can build a smaller platform that will make it easier to complete some of the events (mainly "Snow 2 Go" and "Present Danger"). Rumors say that building a platform of 17x17 blocks very high up (30 blocks away from everything else) might force all creatures, poles and loot boxes directly in the middle where you should also place the trap.

Snowball Turrets are immensely helpful with events types that require throwing Snowcubes ("Snowball Fight" and "Snowball Target Practice"). Do not place the turrets for too long in advance, but only at the beginning of the events and pick them up as soon as the event is over before they will vanish so you can re-use them. When using Snowball Turrets, make sure that no common Creatures will stay in the arena or within view of sight, nor let common Creatures enter the arena during the events, since the Turrets would waste their (infinite) Snowcubes on these Creatures in that case instead of shooting at Arctic Mirus and/or targets.

More Tips: as usual, wear your best armor, equip your best weapon for "King of the Chill", "Get to the Capture" and "Troggington Fights Back". Also do not forget to prepare health regenerating Potions or Food, for example Mushroom Sandwiches that will grant health regeneration and a bonus on your maximum health points for 15 minutes. While the Tier 1 events "Pining for you" and "Snow 2 go" are completely harmless, you might rarely be hit by Blizzard Chizzards during "Ice Spy" events and even by targets during "Snowball Target Practice".

It is advisable to also put a stack of Advanced Health Potions into your quickbar, then select this slot and use right-click to drink a healing potion during the fight whenever your player character has been hit hard. This might happen during Tier 2 and Tier 3 combat events. While the new Jingle Juice also grants health regeneration for 10 minutes and seemingly some sort of cold resistance (not immunity though), it cannot be crafted, but only traded from Elfis.

First-level events initiated by Small Trog Traps[edit | edit source]

Ice Spy (Tier 1) with 3 spies[edit | edit source]

Three waves of 4-6 Creatures - only Leafies and Blizzard Chizzards wearing Pet Accessories - will spawn one after another within a certain proximity around the Small Trog Trap. The first wave often consists of 4, the second of 5 and the third wave of 6 Creatures altogether. One of these Creatures of each wave has to be identified and killed. Onscreen messages will tell you which type of Creature the "spy" is that you should kill, and which type of hat and/or bow tie the spy is wearing (sometimes spies will wear only one of these accessories). During the easy Tier 1 events, spies most often wear pointed red and white Holiday Pet Hats. Tier 1 events will give you ca. 1 minute to defeat all 3 spies.

Tip: first look for the type of Creature with the specific hat that you need to find (Leafi or Blizzard Chizzard), or check for Creatures that do not wear any hats if this is the description of the spy, then check for the bow ties because these are more difficult to spot.

Spies require 3 hits with any weapon, no matter if a Lumite Sword, Diamond Sword, Iron Sword, Obsidian Sword, Stone Sword, Wood Sword or even an indestructible Twig (that doesn't lose durability) to be eliminated. Different from the red ghostly Creatures that spawned during the Halloween-events of Pumpkiru's Candy Campaign, the "spies" will reduce the durability of the melee weapon that you'll use to fight them though. Spies do not ever seem to drop any Loot Bags of their own.

In Tier 1 Ice Spy events, Leafis will attempt to flee without fighting back, but Blizzard Chizzards will defend themselves when being attacked and are occasionally able to deal cold damage over time for ca. 9 seconds. Often, Blizzard Chizzard spies are the ones that do not wander around, but stay at their spot. Red icons on the compass will show you where all the Creatures are, but will not point out the spy itself.

Snowball Fight (Tier 1 in 4 waves)[edit | edit source]

First, several piles of 3-4 Snowcubes each will appear at once within a certain proximity around the Small Trog Trap so you can collect them. When collecting them all, you should be provided with ca. 30-40 Snowcubes. These staples are indicated on your compass with distinctive icons looking like very small Snowcube piles. Ca. 15 seconds later, the first of four waves consisting of ca. 3-6 Arctic event Mirus (most often 5) wearing dark blue holiday hats will spawn. Even though 5 waves of Mirus are announced, only 4 waves will actually spawn.

You are supposed to hit all of the Arctic event Mirus with well-aimed Snowcubes, thrown from a stack of Snowcubes in your quickbar by clicking your right mouse button. Try to defeat of them all within the time span that is displayed on screen. For Tier 1 events you will have usually a bit more than 1 minute starting with the spawning of the first wave. But be careful, since these special Arctic event Mirus can throw Snowcubes at you too from a distance (different from their common non-event brethren that can only use close combat attacks). Their hits will push your player character upwards and back, as well as deal cold damage over time for 4 seconds - or even longer if several of their Snowcubes are able to hit you.

Tip: prepare any kind of health regenerating Potion or Food that you can consume when this event starts; for example Mushroom Sandwiches. Eating a Frigid Soup, Frigid Sandwich or Frigid Pie (occasionally found in Reward Holiday Gift Boxes) is the second best alternative, since this will reverse any cold damage taken into healing over time.

In general it's always recommended to prepare at least one stack of Advanced Health Potions in your quickbar and also prepare a stack of Snowcubes even before starting any Trog Trap events. To craft Snowcubes, simply put blocks of Snow into a Processor.

Another Tip: Placing Snowball Turrets on the ground during this event is very recommended, they are of great help with events like this one (and even more for "Snowball Target Practice"s).

You can buy Snowball Turrets from Elfis that spawn in cold biomes during the Christmas event (like from December 13th 2017 to January 10th 2018), 5 Snowball Turrets will "cost" 50 Rescued Toys. Pick the Turrets up before 90 seconds are over, then you can re-use them! Snowball Turrets have become craftable after the third reward bundle of Elfi's Community Toy Drive was unlocked with 25 million Toys on January 3rd 2018, but only for players who have then claimed the Snowball Turret Bundle until January 10th 2018.

Trog Trap event Mirus are vulnerable only to Snowcubes (the very opposite of common Arctic Mirus that are completely immune against cold damage, and also different from Miru Minions for Trog Trap Events of higher tiers).

Try to hit the upper part of these Arctic event Mirus (different from when you're throwing Explosives at Creatures), since you might miss the event Mirus easily if you aim too low. It seems like these Arctic event Mirus do not always take damage, like during the second while they are spawning, and sometimes while they throw a Snowcube themselves. Unfortunately they never seem to drop any Loot Bags, just like the Creatures during the "Ice Spy" events.

Moreover, Trog Trap Arctic event Mirus won't show their names if you point your cursor at them. If you hit them with melee weapons or common Explosives, they will not take any damage at all. However, these Arctic event Mirus can actually hit and eliminate each other with their Snowcubes by accident when aiming straight at you, so you might be able to use this to your advantage by running around them and making them get into each other's way. Again, red compass markers will show you where each Arctic event Miru is positioned.

Snowball Target Practice (Tier 1 with large targets)[edit | edit source]

First, several piles of 3-4 Snowcubes each will appear at once within a certain proximity around the Small Trog Trap so you can collect your "weapons". When collecting them all, you should be provided with ca. 25-30 Snowcubes (less than for "Snowball Fight"). Snowcube piles are indicated on your compass with their own small icons again. Ca. 15 seconds later, the first of eight waves consisting of ca. 1-4 red-and-white target (most often 2). These targets for tier 1 have large discs and are one-sized, close to the ground.

You are supposed to hit all of the targets with well-aimed Snowcubes, thrown from a stack of Snowcubes in your quickbar by clicking your right mouse button. Try to hit them all within the time span that is displayed on screen. For Tier 1 events you will be granted only a bit less than 1 minute starting with the spawning of the first target/s. The targets won't throw Snowcubes at you like Snowball fight event Mirus do, but if you get very close to a target, they actually will hit you! This will almost always deal cold damage over time for 3-4 seconds and will push your player character upwards and back as well.

Tip: best prepare at least one stack of Snowcubes even before starting any Trog Trap events, so you won't run out of Snowcubes for this event. To craft Snowcubes, simply put blocks of Snow into a Processor.

Placing Snowball Turrets on the ground during this event is extremely recommended. Snowball Turrets are of immense help with events like this one (and also for "Snowball Fight"s). You can buy Snowball Turrets from Elfis that spawn in cold biomes during the Christmas event (like from December 13th 2017 to January 10th 2018), 5 Snowball Turrets will "cost" 50 Rescued Toys. Pick the Turrets up before 90 seconds are over, then you can re-use them! Snowball Turrets have become craftable after the third reward bundle of Elfi's Community Toy Drive was unlocked with 25 million Toys on January 3rd 2018 for those who claimed the Snowball Turret Bundle until January 10th 2018.

Snowball Targets are "vulnerable" only to Snowcubes. Remember that Snowcubes fly in an arch when aiming at the targets! These of course never drop any Loot Bags, since they aren't Creatures. Even if you attempt to hit them with melee weapons, they won't take any damage at all. Red compass markers will indicate where each target is positioned.

If you do not get very close to any of the targets, you won't even need any armor nor health regeneration/healing measures for this event.

Snow 2 Go (Tier 1 with 10 capture points)[edit | edit source]

5 seconds after the event has been announced, a candy-cane-colored pole with a sky blue sphere on it will spawn somewhere in a rather large proximity around the Small Trog Trap. You will have a bit more than 1 minute (nearly 90 seconds) to "capture" 10 of these poles that will spawn one after another.

Each pole has a red "force field" around it that you are supposed to enter, which will cause the blue sphere to rise on the pole. You will have to stay there until the blue sphere has reached the top. A small diamond-shaped gauge in the middle of your screen will turn from red to blue, displaying a number of 0% to 100% (often "jumping" from 0 to 50 and then to 100 quickly), ending with a large system message saying "Point captured!".

This will make sure that you will know when to leave the close vicinity of the pole and run to the next pole that will spawn. You should hurry and run to the next "capture pole" as soon as the message appears. Check the lilac colored flags on your compass that will lead you to the next pole quickly.

Even though the red force-field-like "capture spheres" of the 10 poles seem to be rather large, the blue sphere might only actually start to ascend if you stand next to the pole. The gauge might be reacting a bit slow or only "stuttering" sometimes, and sometimes the sphere won't budge if you step directly "into" the pole, since the poles do not have a collision texture. If you walk away from the pole too soon, the gauge will display "losing" (instead of "capturing" or "captured") in order to tell you that you should get closer to the pole.

During these events, no enemies will show up that would try to hinder you from "capturing" the points. Still you should make sure to run to the next appearing pole as fast as you can, since the available timespan for finishing the event successfully is really short. You might even want to consider using Speed Potions for this event.

Pining For You (Tier 1)[edit | edit source]

5 seconds after the event has been announced, ca. 10 Pine Trees (maybe randomly up to 12) will spawn within a certain proximity around the Trog Trap, looking like undecorated Holiday Decorative Trees. You now have a little less than 1 minute to "chop" these trees down that will each require 4 hits with any melee weapon, no matter if you'll use a Lumite Sword, Diamond Sword, Iron Sword, Obsidian Sword, Stone Sword, Wood Sword or an indestructible Twig (that doesn't lose durability).

Pine Trees do not fight back and will not drop any Loot Bags. They will merely distract you with the fresh smell of pine and attempt to hide Troggington so that he can escape from your trap. Red compass markers will indicate where each of these trees is positioned. If Pine Trees should spawn on flat objects like Wood Signs or Switches due to bad luck, they might become invulnerable though, preventing you from completing the event successfully.

King of the Chill (Tier 1 ?)[edit | edit source]

This event has been reported by certain players to be rarely initiated by Small Trog Traps. Unfortunately I cannot confirm this after playing through hundreds of Small Trog Trap events. These "King of the Chill" tier 1 events are supposed to consist of 3-4 rounds of a few Troggington Minions that will spawn and attack you while you have to stay close to candy-cane-colored capture poles for a few seconds each until they have been fully activated and the next pole will spawn elsewhere within a certain proximity around the Trog Trap. Actually, this description resembles "Get to the Capture" events that are sometimes initiated when either Medium Trog Traps or Large Trog Traps are being placed, while the "King of the Chill" events tier 2 and 3 ask you stay close to the Trog Trap while defeating all spawning Minions within the set timespan (let them stay alive within the blue capture zone around the Trog Trap for too long and you lose).

Rewards for level one events[edit | edit source]

As soon as players manage to accomplish the given event goal, a special Tier 1 Reward Holiday Gift Box will appear that will contain ca. 6-12 Rescued Toys, nearly always 1 Medium Trog Trap plus usually 2 stacks of a few random consumables, materials and/or items like: 1-5 Basic Health Potions, 1-2 Speed Potions, 1-2 Health Regeneration Potions, 1-2 Freeze Resistance Potions, 1-2 Advanced Health Potions, 1-2 Crystal Shards, 1-2 Infused Crystals, 1-2 Fire Bombs, 1-2 Freeze Bombs, 1-2 Force Bombs, 1-2 Basic Extractors, 1-2 Advanced Extractors, 1-2 Basic Excavators, 1-2 Advanced Excavators, 1-2 Super Excavators, 1-2 Questionable Jerkys, 1-2 Blizzard Chizzard Eggs, 1-2 Gingerbread Loaves, 1-2 Frigid Pies, 1-2 Frigid Sandwiches, 1-2 Frigid Soups, 1-2 Arctek Lanterns, 1-2 Grand Arctek Lanterns and/or other items like that.

Rescued Toys can be traded in for rare Christmas-themed Recipes and items at Elfis. Elfis are NPCs that will only spawn during Christmas events on random blocks of Snow and Ice during day and night.

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