Welcome to Tinkerfest 2021, the celebration of gnomish ingenuity ... or something like that. You never know when some gnomish invention will be a rousing success (often by accident), or when it will blow up in someone's face!
This event will run from July 23, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific through August 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific on all live servers, with the following notes on special servers:
This year features one new recipe book, one new 5-quest Overseer series, ten new buyable items and one new reward for a returning quest. Before I dive into those, though ...
Is this your first time celebrating this event? Or is your memory fuzzy enough that you need a refresher?
Tinkerfest Blueprints 13.0 from Myron contains recipes for the following items, all requiring shiny Tinkerfest cogs and tier 3 (level 20-29) commons.
|Blue Auto-pop Gnomad Tent
||Carbonite Spring Sculpture
||Coarse Gold Floor Panel
|Golden Floor Plating
||Golden Spring Sculpture
||Iceclad Plated Tinkered Chest
|Riveted Plate (full block set)
||Stack of Tinkerer's Large Bowls
|Tinkered Propeller Blades (Inactive)
||Tinkered Sound Amplifier
||Tinkerer's Large Bowl
|Tinkerer's Oblong Bowl
NOTE: The Starry Chandelier currently only shows the lights when viewed on the high performance graphics setting. Kaitheel is trying to see if there is a way to fix this now, but isn't sure it will be possible.
Myron in Gnomeland Security not only sells the recipe book for the new crafted items, and the new crafted items as well (for those strange folks who can't stand to craft for some reason), but 10 new vendor-only items. The below items require Shiny Tinkerfest Cogs for purchase.
There are a lot of extra explanations for some of these, so if you see a "*" after the item name, be sure to read the Notes section below the image table!
|Clockwork Hand of Boling Energy*
5 cogs (preview not complete, see below)
|Explosive Gyro Fligger*
|Iceclad Plated Magic Mouth*
5 cogs (preview not complete, see below)
|Shocking Carbonite Spring Sculpture
|The Manaetic Behemoth Plushie*
|Tinkered Propeller Blades (Active)*
|Tinkerer's Carbonite Ladder*
|Tinkerer's Rhodium Ladder*
*Clockwork Hand of Boiling Energy is an item with a special graphical effect upon placement that means, like other special effect items that we've received from events lately, it cannot be resized. The full appearance of the placed item is below these notes.
*The Explosive Gyro Fligger will fling you safely into the air, just like other "bouncer" effects, but with a small visual explosion as it does so.
*The Iceclad Plated Magic Mouth works like other magic mouth items, broadcasting a player-set message whenever someone approaches within a certain (player-set) range of the item.
*The Manaetic Behemoth Plushie has a looped idle animation that includes that cog on the top of the torso dropping down into the inside of the chassis, some red electricty zapping across the opening, and it stamping a foot down. The foot-stamp does make noise, so don't be startled if you start hearing random thumping noises after you place it.
*Tinkered Propeller Blades (Active) - Some feature of the animation on the fan blades mades the blades on the active version disappear if viewed from a distance (the inactive version is fine). This isn't a bug, but it is something that decorators should be aware of when they're making installations using these that can be viewed from a distance.
*Both ladders have actual climbing surfaces, and will have the player using the climb animation as they climb up them.
|Clockwork Hand of Boiling Energy|
(This information was added after the initial preview was published because Mum was blind and missed it in the testing notes.) The quest "Fiddledeegrak's Great Invention" has a new reward choice this year. Of course, only someone with a name like Fiddledeegrak give it a name like this, but I present to you, the "Flooblecrank Box Hat". (If you're laughing over this one, you're not alone!)
|Flooblecrank Box Hat|
Tibbles Aclatter can be found in the Gnomeland Security area of Steamfont at /way -538, 173, 998 and will offer the repeatable "Mechana Arcanus" series of Overseer quests.
The quests and rewards are as follows (each quest also rewards a standard overseer reward crate in addition to the below):
*It should be noted that there are preview issues with the Gnemlin Research Illusion. I am not including an image of the illusion until Kaitheel has decided how it will be changed/fixed on Test.
|Petamorph Wand: Hazardust Wisp
||Innovation Sentry Plushie
||Gnemlin Researcher Illusion (on female)
|Gnemlin Researcher Illusion (on male)
Casdoe from Maj'Dul has kindly updated her quest tracker in XLS form as well as the PDF version. Thanks again!