- 1 Basic Information
- 2 How to obtain Snowball Turrets
- 3 How to unlock the crafting recipe of Snowball Turrets
- 4 How to obtain Rescued Toys
- 5 How to craft Snowball Turrets
- 6 How to use Snowball Turrets
- 7 How to wire Snowball Turrets
- 8 How to change the settings
- 9 How to change permissions
- 10 The Snowball Turret Bundle in 2017
Snowball Turrets are seasonal items that can be crafted and then placed (or rather "thrown") on the ground, after which they will automatically shoot Snowcubes at Creatures (even peaceful ones and also at Snowball Targets) for 90 seconds, then the Turrets will dissolve.
Their Snowcube "ammonition" does not have to be supplied but is "included". The Snowcubes are able to hurt and eventually kill Creatures by default. Each Snowcube will deal freeze damage over time for a few seconds.
If left alone, Snowball Turrets will vanish by themselves after 90 seconds; but if you pick them up soon enough, they can be collected and placed again later on for 90 seconds again.
If you just deactivate Snowball Turrets (by right-click or typing "f" as the default key while pointing at them with the cursor), they will still vanish after 90 seconds if you don't pick them up before their time runs out.
These temporary "" can be crafted from a seasonal crafting Recipe, can be placed into game worlds in order to be activated/deactivated and can optionally be wired to activation devices (optionally with operating gates in between).
Snowball Turrets 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.
Afterwards, the rare crafting Recipe for these automatic stationary weapons became tradeable from Elfis during the annual Christmas event that takes place from December to January and lasts ca. one month.
How to obtain Snowball Turrets
Snowball Turrets 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 Page 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 Page for Snowball Turrets as well as 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.
Snowball Turrets 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 Snowball Turrets.
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".
Alternatively, you can ask fellow Creativerse players that have learnt the rare Recipe of Snowball Turrets to craft these temporary Machines for you on your game world if you can provide all the necessary crafting ingredients.
The Snowball Turret Bundle was a part of Elfi's Community Toy Drive and also provided players with the rare crafting Recipe for New Year's Fireworks, 10 crafted New Year's Fireworks rockets, 300x Rescued Toys 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 Snowball Turrets
The rare seasonal crafting Recipe Page for Snowball Turrets 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 Page for Snowball Turrets each could be bought for 200 Rescued Toys (in theoretically infinite amounts) in Elfi's "Featured" TAB until the end of the event on January 25th 2019.
The Recipe Page for Snowball Turrets 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 Pages if they wanted (with Rescued Toys), in order to give duplicates of Recipe Pages 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 Page for Snowball Turrets. 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 Page 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 Pages for Snowball Turrets that were obtained during the Christmas event 2018 and were stored away at that time, can still be given to other Creativerse players on the game world where the Recipe Pages are stored.
Like other rare Recipes, the Recipe Page 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 Snowball Turrets to your crafting menu after you've bought or obtained it, the according Recipe Page 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 Snowball Turrets was account-bound and did not come in the shape of a Recipe Page, 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 Snowball Turrets 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 Snowball Turrets
To craft 4 Snowball Turrets 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:
- 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
- 1 Obsidian Rod made of an Obsidian (bar) in a Processor. Obsidian Ore can be extracted from Obsidian Nodes on the Fossil layer underground that can be accessed through Caves or in Mountains. Obsidian Ore can also be found in randomly spawning Iron Treasure Chests (on Lava layer blocks) or Diamond Treasure Chests (on Corrupted Blocks)
- 2 blocks 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, and can be produced with Magic Snow Globes
- 2 blocks of Ice, found on frozen Oceans or rivers under a layer of Snow, more rarely at the entrance of Mountain-Caves or can be made by placing Water or similar liquids into very cold areas (or on high altitudes)
How to use Snowball Turrets
Snowball Turrets can be placed into any Creativerse game world and will then prevail for 90 seconds (or longer if you pick them up before they "expire" and place them again).
When placing such a Machine, the placing-animation will resemble a Snowcube being thrown, but no Snowcube will be used up and the Snowball Turret will not take any damage when being placed.
Snowball Turrets will almost immediately start to shoot Snowcubes (that any Snowball Turret already contains in infinite amounts so you won't need to provide them). They are automatically activated as soon as they are placed, you don't need to activate them manually.
The turrets will automatically shoot at Snowball Targets (that will spawn when "Snowball Target Practice" Trog Trap events begin and can be spawned on a Mob Spawner) and also at Creatures, no matter if they are peaceful or aggressive. Snowball Turrets will not shoot player characters or Pets. However, you can set them to target player characters (either instead of Creatures or at both players and Creatures) with a Wiring Tool.
You can deactivate a Snowball Turret by pointing your cursor at it and clicking your right mouse button (by default) or pressing "f" as the default key. This will cause the turret to retreat its cannon and stop targetting Creatures (and/or players if you have selected this option in the settings window of this machine). It can be activated again by an activation device that is wired to the turret in this case for example. However, please note that the turret will still vanish after 90 seconds even if its deactivated!
Please note that Snowball Turrets should be placed with a unobstructed view at their targets. Otherwise these turrets will try to hit Creatures through Fences and other obstacles, but will often only manage to hit the obstacle in this case. Also, Snowcube Turrets have a maximum range that equals the maximum range of Snowcubes thrown by players.
Only if a target is in a significant distance, the turrets are able to throw their Snowcubes in a high curve over a low obstacle and will hit their target in this case. Turrets don't have a random chance to miss their targets, so they will usually hit whatever they aim at, unless an obstacle is in the way or the distance is too large.
The Snowcubes thrown by Snowball Turrets will damage Creatures and can eventually kill them. Snowcubes will also deal cold damage over time for a few seconds.However, not all Creatures are vulnerable to Snowcubes and cold damage, so the effects will differ.
Creatures that are immune to cold might not even take any damage at all, like Rambeaus, Blizzard Chizzards or Arctic Mirus, while Target Arctic Mirus on the other hand are solely vulnerable to Snowcubes and no other (actual) Weapon types.
You can fully rotate Snowball Turrets into all directions after you have placed them 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.
However, please note that rotating a turret can limit the available angles that the Snowball Turret needs to hit its target/s!
Snowball Turrets 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.
Snowball Turrets do not emit cold and will neither cool down their surrounding nor will they induce a freeze meter that could damage player characters or Creatures in time.
How to wire Snowball Turrets
Snowball Turrets 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 of course only within their "lifetime" of 90 seconds.
After being placed into the game world, Snowball Turrets are automatically activated right away. Please keep in mind that Snowball Turrets will vanish after 90 seconds even when they are deactivated.
To wire Snowball Turrets, equip a Wiring Tool and point your cursor at a Snowball Turrets that you have placed into the world. Their "Receive" Hotspot will become visible then and you will be able to connect this to the "Send" Hotspot of activation devices and/or of operating gates. It's advisable to always wire the activation devices to the receiver and not the other way round though.
Type "n" (as the default key) to inspect the wiring window of the Snowball Turrets if you wish to type a code word into the receiving array that you also use in the sending array of the activation device/s and/or operating gate/s to connect them.
|Snowball Turrets 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.|
Operating gates like Flip Flop Gates can be connected in between activation device(s) and Snowball Turrets 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 Snowball Turrets.
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".
How to change the settings
The Interface (Menu) of Snowball Turrets
To open the interface window of a Snowball Turret, you will have to equip a Wiring Tool and then press "n" (as the default key) while pointing your cursor at a Snowball Turret that has been placed into the game world.
Using this interface window, you can:
- click on this icon to rename a Snowball Turret with another description up to 30 characters long. The new label will replace the word " Snowball Turret" that is displayed by default when pointing at the turret with the cursor. Picking it up will reset its name to the default again though
- click on this icon in order to change the permission settings of a Snowball Turret so that only other players with a specific or higher permission rank than this defined permission rank can change the settings of this Snowball Turret or even take this seasonal Machine away
- toggle manual interaction - the Snowball Turret can be "locked" by disabling the "can interact" button, so other players will not be able to switch the Snowball Turret on/off directly - but they still can use activation devices that are wired to the Snowball Turret
- 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
When inspecting Snowball Turrets with a Wiring Tool, they can be set to shoot Snowcubes at players instead of or additionally to targeting Creatures (their default setting). In this case, Snowball Turrets will also start to shoot at your own player character since the turrets do not "recognize" their owners.
Each hitting Snowcube will deal freeze damage over time to player characters for around 4 seconds. The Snowcubes will also reduce the durability of each armor part that they hit. Snowcube Turrets will shoot players even on Claims and on game worlds where the option "No PvP" is activated.
The interactivity of Snowball Turrets can be toggled. If the option "can interact" is deactivated, Snowball Turrets can only be activated/deactivated by activation devices wired to them, not directly (by right-click or "f" as the default key when looking at them).
You can rename Snowball Turrets like most other wireable objecs 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 Snowball Turrets that have been placed into the game world.
You can then type up to 30 characters into the labelling array of each Snowball Turret and confirm this with "enter"/"return". This name/label will then be displayed instead of "Snowball Turret" when pointing the cursor at it. Picking it up will reset its name to the default again though.
How to change permissions
Wireable objects like Snowball Turrets 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 Snowball Turrets by disabling the option "can interact". You can access this option when looking at the Snowball Turrets 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 Snowball Turrets on or off, but only if their permission rank is lower than the minimum permission level of the according Snowball Turrets.
If players are either builders or even admins on your player claim or on the game world (if the Snowball Turrets are not placed on any claimed land) and the permission setting is still at its default, then these players may not only activate/deactivate your Snowball Turrets, but even pick them up and take them away.
The padlock symbol lets you define the minimum permission rank for your Snowball Turrets that players will need to match or outrank in order to be able to see and change the settings of Snowball Turrets with their own Wiring Tool. Equip a Wiring Tool and type "n" (as the default key) to open the wiring window of the Snowball Turrets. 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 turrets will be set to "world builders" by default when placing the Snowball Turrets, and on player claims the permission will automatically be set to "claim builders" when the turrets are placed.
Available world permission-settings: "just me", "world owner/admins", "world mods", "builders" or "everyone". On player claims the available settings are "just me", "claim admins", "claim interact only", "claim builders" and "everyone".
When raising the permission level of Snowball Turrets 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 turrets can use their Wiring Tool to change the settings (including "can interact") of the turrets, so that they can switch the Snowball Turrets on/off directly, or even pick them up and take them away.
The 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 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 Year's 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.