Frostfell 2018 will run on ALL servers from after the patch on December 4, 2018, until the downtime on the morning of January 8, 2019. (This is a change in the end date from Jan. 3 until Jan. 8, because a server downtime is required to start and to end Frostfell.) In addition to returning quests and recipes, there is a new round of Frostfell recipe books, plus new vendor items, new gifts from Santa Glug, and one new quest.
With apologies, there will be no story to go with this event. My muse seems to be on vacation. ~Mum
If you are new to Frostfell, or simply feeling a bit brain-fogged, the main Frostfell hub, the Frostfell Wonderland Village, is available from every home city via a magic cabinet. There is quite a bit to see and do in there, and I recommend that you visit the wiki for details on the quests. If you have a lot of alts that you want to run through the event, you might also want to download Casdoe's quest trackers. (Frostfell Quest Tracker in XLS format and Frostfell Quest Tracker in pdf format.)
Make sure to clear out a bunch of bag space - or make room for one Frostfell shopping bag from the vendor, and some extra room in another bag or two not only for the overflow from that bag, but also for the items that you craft, gifts from Santa, quest rewards, etc. If you forget to unload before you head in, there is a banker at the top of the zone, near the entrance.
ALL VENDORS MENTIONED BELOW OTHER THAN THE 12 DAYS OF FROSTFELL VENDOR ARE LOCATED INSIDE THE FROSTFELL WONDERLAND VILLAGE.
There are three new recipe books available from Giddlenerf, Guhtosle, Giggawat, and Garsleblat: "Frostfell Outfits You Can Make XI", "Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts XI", and "Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell XI". These recipes, as with all other Frostfell recipes, require special Frostfell harvests from the Frostfell Wonderland Village and/or from your upgraded pack pony. They will also require special fuel, and will need to be crafted on Frostfell crafting equipment (either the equipment in the Frostfell Wonderland Village, or from the quested home Frostfell crafting stations. (As a quick refresher on harvesting in the Frostfell Wonderland Village, the stacks of presents with the blue gift on top are for items from the "Frostfell Outfits" books, the stacks of presents with the red gift on top are for items crafted from the "Frostfell Feasts" books, and the single red gift nodes are for items from the "Scholarly Pursuits" books.)
(not a light source)
(cycling colored flames)
|Frostfell Cranberry Relish
||Frostfell Triple Berry Compote
||Gingerbread Glass Lamp
|Gingerbread Grandfather Clock
|Gingerbread Gumdrop Sconce
||Gingerbread Sugar Plate
|Gingerbread Tea Cup
||Gingerbread Tea Cup Stack
||Gingerbread Tea Pot
Before you start thinking that the recipe count seems low, in addition to the above there is one 8-piece set of building block cutouts, 12 pieces of appearance clothing set items and 2 crowns, bringing the total count to 37 new items that can be made.
|Joyous Tidings Leather & Cloth Sets (middle is cloth with collar, right is cloth hood)|
|Mint Candy Crown and Peppermint Candy Crown|
Gerbi Frostfoot has five new buyables for Frozen Token of E'ci.
|Elder Frostbiter Basilisk
|Shiver Me Snowpile
(character shivers when standing on it)
|Snow Wisp Plushie
|White Frosttail Reindeer Stag
Based on player requests, Kaitheel also made sure that Merchants Giggawat and Garsleblat have these old items items returning. The music boxes require Frozen Tokens of E'ci. The candles and the snowflake, for 6 s each had been random odd harvests from Frostfell presents, but have been removed from the harvest table and put on the vendors instead.
Santa Glug can give you a random gift every 18 hours. There are 15 gifts this year, with 8 of them being new.
|A Candycane Frostfell Cube
|Blue-Striped Sentient Present
|Frostfell Sweets Present
|Green Velvet Loot Sack
||Mint Candy Crown of Death
Crispy Ninja Bread Man
|Tan Reindeer Plushie
(plays "Hymn of Fire")
In addition to these eight new items, the following seven items from past Frostfell events will be given out by Santa:
There is one new quest this year, "Gallivanting Gifties" originating out of the Frostfell Workshop. Once you enter the Frostfell Wonderland Village, the entrance to the Workshop is directly behind the magic cabinet that leads back out into the cities. You will need to find a "self-delivering gift" bouncing around in that zone in order to start the quest. This quest rewards your choice of one of three items.
|A Gift-full Frostfell Cube
|Candy Cane Crown of Joy
||Peppermint Candy Crown of Gloom|
Fallen Gate gets most of the Frostfell content this year. The following quests will NOT be available, due to zone requirements:
Ocarinah has once again done video previews of the new items. There is a short version and a full, detailed version. Thanks, as always!
Casdoe has updated the Frostfell quest trackers to reflect the new year and the new quest. Thanks again for that! Frostfell Quest Tracker in XLS format and Frostfell Quest Tracker in pdf format.
I mentioned near the top of the article that all merchants other than the 12 Days of Frostfell merchant were located in the Frostfell Wonderland Village, but I didn't really explain about the 12 Days of Frostfell. This is partly because we don't yet have full details on the promotion.
Here's a quick summary of what we DO know:
Yep, while my quick teaser video only showed the one globe, I have since learned that all 3 snowglobes are linked together on the housing portal, so you can move from counter to mantle to table. In addition, I've been told that it is "totally meant for breakout" and that the area available via breakout is larger than Antonica. Zowie!
According to what we can see on the marketplace, the coins will be earned by spending in the new "Holiday Bundle" section of the marketplace. Further information can be found here.