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Tinkerfest 2020

With a Click-Whirr-Ping-BANG! another Tinkerfest is upon us. This event will run from July 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. through August 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. on the live servers. The TLE server (Kaladim) will receive most of the event, other than the following that require inaccessible zones: Aether races, The Legend of the Geargobbler, The Reticent Tinkerer, Tinker Bound History, A Clockwork Snafu, Fiddledeegrak's Great Invention, and the Hack 'n Slash PQ.

Are YOU New?

Is this your first time celebrating this event? Or is your memory fuzzy enough that you need a refresher?

  • Gnomeland Security in the Steamfont Mountains is the main hub for this event, with portals from all "celebration" areas sending you back to the main hub in Gnomeland. (Celebrating gnomes, surrounded by harvestable cogs and purple shinies, can be found in all home cities as well as the docks of Thurgadin, the gnome area in Solusek's Eye, and Dropship Landing in the Moors)
  • The shiny tinkerfest cogs, used for shopping and for crafting, are harvestable "!" items in all celebration areas. They can also be brought back by an upgraded pack pony (100 per 2-hour run).
  • The second purple shiny collection (added in 2016) requires that you have completed (and handed in) the first purple shiny collection. Once you have done so, half of the collection can then be found in the Gnomeland Security area; the other half of the collection will be found in Qeynos and Freeport in the celebration areas.
  • You will need to know the gnomish language (from a language trainer if you're not a gnome) in order to obtain some of the quests.
  • Vendor Tarly in Gnomeland Security will sell all of the past Tinkerfest recipes and items for you while vendor Myron will sell the current year's recipes and items. You will need some shiny tinkerfest cogs before you can buy the books, so scrounge up a few before you go shopping.
  • The quest tracker included in a section below will be a godsend if you are trying to run more than one alt through the event. Quest details for all the quests can be found on the wiki's Tinkerfest article.
  • Protip: if you see an item sold on either Myron or Tarly costs 2 shiny Tinkerfest cog, it means that it can also be crafted.

New Crafted

Tinkerfest Blueprints 12.0 from Myron contains recipes for the following items, all requiring shiny Tinkerfest cogs and tier 3 (level 20-29) commons.

Bent Lever Handle
Enginery WhatzitBox
Hammered Copper (full) Block Set
Iceclad Plated Bookcase
Iceclad Plated Chair
Incarnadine Gauge Regulator*
Mechanamagical Anvil*
Mechanamagical Wrench*
Necromechanica Enginery WhatzitBox*
Riveted Rusty Plate Dais

* = item is animated

Vendor-Only Items

These items are only sold on Myron in Gnomeland Security for "shiny Tinkerfest cog" currency. (He also sells the new crafted items, plus some achievement-related items.)

Cellar Pump Chassis
5 cogs
Clackwhinge Hazard Warner IV*
5 cogs
Cyanic Battleclock
(heirloom housepet)
8 cogs
Faulty Carbonite Power Node*
4 cogs
Gold Chassis Bulkhorn Runner
ground mount - 300 cogs
Innovative Guard Plushie
8 cogs
Perpetual Mechanamagical Apparatus*
5 cogs
Petamorph Wand: Rusty Custodian
5 cogs

* = item is animated

New Quest

Fiddledeegrak’s Great Invention quest is offered in the Moors of Ykesha by Bertram Fiddledeegrak. I warn you, this guy is even stranger than most gnomish tinkerers and you'll want to read the dialog just for the giggle factor!

Once you coax him a bit, you'll first be sent to Steamfont Mountains, to a hole in the ground that is near the Steamfont Druid Rings.

You will do some minimal fighting while collecting coax cables and covalent fusecells, then return to Bertram. Then he'll have you find some flooblecrank boxes around Moors of Ykesha. After that you will enter his nearby workshop (porthole on the ground to the left of the quest NPC) and after a few battles and some chat with his assistants, you will talk to him once more, successfully dodge the romance-thing that is in his mind (phew!), and make off with your choice of an Inert Fiddledeegrak Port'em Sheenery or 5 shiny Tinkerfest cog.

Depending on if it has been patched to live or not (it is not yet fixed on Test but is waiting on a patch), casual level 120's with low potency may have issues with the quest mobs due to too much mitigation on them. If you find this to be the case, mentor down to 115 or 110.

Inert Fiddledeegrak Port'Em Sheenery

If you follow the quest dialog, you'll find that Fiddledeegrak thinks the machine is not working, while his slightly more stable assistants think they have fixed it. It clearly isn't working as a teleporter, but there ARE a lot of chickens suddenly wandering around in the Anchorage and in Timorous Deep ... can you say "replicator"?

Quest Trackers?

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 2020 in XLS form, and there is also a PDF version. (Trackers are courtesy of Casdoe from Maj'Dul. Thanks again!)

Video Previews?

Need a closer view of those house items? Need to know how they resize? Once again, Ocarinah has you covered with both a full version and a shorter, silent version. As always, thank you so much for taking the time and effort to do these, Oaky!

Created: 2020-07-02 10:18:45          
Last Modified By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2020-07-21 09:54:12          

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