If you are new to this yearly live event, there's a section at the bottom of this page to give you the highlights that you'll want to know.
Do you like things that go "Click!" "Whirr!" "Ping!" or, most importantly, "BOOM!!?" If so, Tinkerfest might be for you! This annual event celebrates all things gnomish, especially if those things go boom in some spectacular manner. This EQ2 event will run from July 18, 2018 through August 1, 2019.
For live servers, there is one new quest this year and one new recipe book. In addition, there are ten returning quests (including a massive public quest), two returning collections, aether races in four locations and six returning achievements.
For the TLE server, Kaladim, Qeynos and Freeport will have shiny tinkerfest cogs to harvest in the gnomish areas of those cities, and there will be a special vendor selling a few themed items for cogs.
Myron in Gnomeland Security is selling the new Tinkerfest Blueprints 11.0. which gives you recipes for the following items:
|Carbonite Power Node
||Iceclad Plated Long Bench
|Iceclad Plated Short Bench
||Iceclad Plated Tinkerer's Research Table
||Mechanamagica Spark Case
|Mounted Circuit Plate
||Portable Carbonite Heater
||Rusty Carbonite Springs
|Xegonite Clock Assembly
||Xegonite Gear Assembly
||Rusty Metal Cutout Blocks*
*=The full set of Rusty Metal cutout blocks are in the larger picture just above this "New Crafted" section. I did not do individual preview images for each one.
Myron in Gnomeland Security also sells the following items. (Note that he also sells the new crafted items listed above, for 2 shiny tinkerfest cogs each, so it is good to make note of the following buy-only items.) Meanwhile, Tarly, who stands near him, has past recipe books and past buyables as her offerings.
I know, from questions I get with every single event, that people tend to look at the pictures and ignore the notes section, but really, there are several notes, and they DO contain important information! :P
|Ancient Clockwork JVII Plushie
|Automated Ore Grinder**
|Cognatic Bixie Bopper Plushie
|Hinged Mega Console**
|Large Iron Fence
|Petamorph Wand: Spidermech Defender
|Statically Charged Rug**
|Swift-Kicking Pedipowered Leaper**
350 cogs plus 1 platinum tinkerfest cog
|Tinkered Containment Vessel
1. The Automated Ore Grinder has a graphics issue that makes the actual animated grinder part not show up for balanced or lower graphics settings (i.e., high performance and such) unless you are practically on top of the item. Art has a fix for it, but we don't know if it will be available when this hits live. If it is still having "disappearing" issues for the grinder, be aware that it should automagically be fixed once the art gets updated.
|A look at the grinders|
2. Hinged Mega Console - yes, it is a functioning "door" that can close and open.
3. Statically Charged Rug. The animated effect does not show in the preview. Pardon the pun, but it is quite ... striking. Here is a quick video of the effect.
4. Swift-Kicking Pedipowered Leaper. Yes, it is a leaper mount. Yes, there is a house item version of it. Yes, you will need 1 of the heirloom currency Platinum Tinkerfest Cogs that come from some of the quests (including the new one). The house item version also places with the boot part sunken into the ground. We have reported it in to see if it can be fixed, but you can also just move the item up manually.
Quest "A Clockwork Snafu" can be obtained in the Moors of Ykesha. You will find him up on a platform at /loc 1755, 472, 912. The quest will involve some minor at-level combat with quest spawns.
I generally don't do non-crafting quest writeups. Since there's one spot that already tripped a couple of us up, however, when you are sent to Sinking Sands, you are looking for a hoverclank on the Skystrider Launch Dock (where the flying ship from Moors docks). Click on it to fly to the needed destination.
In addition to 1 Platinum Tinkerfest Cog (or more if member doubling) the quest rewards your choice of a Snafu Clockworker IX plushie or petamorph wand. The graphic is the same for both, and pictured below are the front and back views of it.
As mentioned above, we have a goodly number of quests/achievements/collections for this event. If you need a spreadsheet to track which alts have done what, here is a newly-updated Tinkerfest quest tracker for 2019 in XLS form, and there is also a PDF version. (Trackers are courtesy of Casdoe from Maj'Dul. Thanks again!)
Ocarinah had videos of the new items made within a day of the event hitting the Test server. Thanks much for all your continued help, ma'am!
Is this your first time at this event? Or is your memory fuzzy enough that you need a refresher?