Skyblock /gifts and Hunts discussion

Discussion in 'Discussion' started by LeoSteel, Jan 24, 2023.

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Too many heads?

  1. Yes, I think too many!

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  2. I don’t know? Maybe?

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  3. No, I want to see more.

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  1. LeoSteel
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    Before making any kind of suggestion, I want to have a broader discussion about the amount of heads flooding the server.

    So it’s great to celebrate many things and always good for more unique holidays beside of the top 3. But personally I feel like it’s just becoming the norm to throw a random head design out as a gift each time and I think it’s becoming too much of the same thing. Also adding to the fact that there have been multiple instances of “different lores” being “accidentally” released each time.

    I think having the DPs are great it brings the community together each time and becomes a fun thing to explore the events builds and the excitement of potentially winning, All good.

    I’m open to discussing this but, minus the annoying accidental lores which is the bane of any collector, could anyone perhaps suggest something different to a head each time? like the fireworks are different and I expected one for Lunar new year, but instead we got a red box (no disrespect to the creator or whoever’s idea it was) but it was a bit lacklustre.

    But I might be wrong, this might be a hot take and please comment what your thoughts are so we could perhaps form it into a suggestion later!
     
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    Honestly after reading this, I think at this rate there will be too many to keep track of. New Year's Clock and Chinese Lantern were very close to each other in time. I think it would be nice to have a few new ones, but not one for almost every tradition.
     
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    To be honest, I agree but in a different fashion

    It just makes the economy worse, and the addition of rare lore heads really makes collectors nuts, so much that some scam greenies for them. (Not naming publicly but I know one)

    Also the price ranges for these heads are sometimes very wack.
    Candy Cane is valued at around 100 grass 5 weeks after its release
    While New Years and Lantern are already above that just the first day it was released

    I agree with Leo on that we should have something other than heads for this situation. Maybe save the heads for hunts and big holidays like easter christmas halloween, and the smaller holidays have special items with it, not heads.
     
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    Yeah I respect the fact they are celebrating different holidays each year, but I just think it becomes too many heads, perhaps some lored items would be different and add variety instead of 2 heads (the accidental lore and the real lore) each time.
     
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    Just to let ya know, Candy Cane was valued less because every DP, there's a full tab list of titans and since it was available the same day of the Christmas DP, it would be valued less since more exist. Rather for New Year's Clock, it was unexpected as it was the first new year gift item.
     
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    When they first started releasing all the heads, my first instinct was, "This is amazing!! Now we have all these items we can now collect!!" That being said, I think what was once a great thing (and not trying to knock it cause we are all thankful that there are items out of the norm to collect) has become a little much and lost some of its luster. In 2022 there were 8 hunt/gift heads and 1 firework as opposed to 6 in 2021 and we already have 2 for 2023 one of which has 2 lores. Im all for rares to collect, but I like the idea of something being issued that is an item with lore that isn't a head. I don't want to sound ungrateful at the items added cause it does seem like the team is really trying to give us fun and interesting things to collect and I am grateful of that. Some variety could be cool moving forward like a named dripleaf or fern for a 4 leaf clover for st patty's day, a lore'd cake for Christmas or a Thanksgiving pie. Just some thoughts.
     
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    As a collector, who happens to own the only actually complete non-DP collection, I can say wholeheartedly that the amount of heads being released beyond hunt heads for non-DP is way too many. With the amount of 'mistakes' as Leo calls them popping up it makes it very difficult as a collector to try to keep up when there are anomalies that could cost 10+ DC within 12 hours. I think keeping the heads more to DP and hunt only was the smart move and it makes heads more valuable overall over time.
    [EDIT]- I have to add after seeing what KJS just said right before I posted this! I totally agree with him! Using regular items and making them lored would be easy and interesting and there are so many different things that could come of that at least for another year or two. Always feeling the need everyone wants or needs to have a head for everything seems a bit too much.
     
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    There's too many rare items, so many that they aren't rare anymore they've lost all meaning and value. Events are fun, and one of the most fun things you can do in any game tbh, but having the same thing for everyone is redundant and gets very old very quick. Rare items are supposed to be fun to hunt for or earn after a long time grinding, not given out every month for years in a row with multiple each time. The server is very lackluster in relation to actual events that are not just an afk fun fest.

    Do more events that require skill or actually require interaction like parkour, minigames, an actual hunt where you follow clues and riddles to reach a location not just randomly hoping you can find 20 heads in 1x1 holes. Add interactive events and remove a load of rare items and you instantly have a more enjoyable experience.
     
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    Thank you for adding some suggestions at the end, I don’t want this discussion to seem like an ungrateful bashing but more of an opportunity to suggest something different and show that there are more things to look at instead of the head catalogue.
     
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    Regarding the head discussion, I can somewhat agree that it's getting kinda wild having so many heads around. The fact that some are extremely common while others are extremely uncommon makes the whole head collection thing quite difficult to understand and get into.

    However, I've read some things in this thread that I do have a problem with.
    What exactly constitutes as a "big holiday"? If we take Lunar New Year for example, over 1.5 billion people worldwide celebrate the holiday. It is a MASSIVE celebration. If any of the holidays celebrated on Skyblock so far deserve a head, this one should be it. I understand Skyblock is a US based server however completely ignoring the impact other holidays (that aren't celebrated as much in the west) have is something I do not agree with.

    Noobcrew providing a head for Lunar New Year was something I did not expect, and it was actually great seeing him celebrate the holiday in some way in-game. I like that it was a head, at least he gave proper acknowledgement towards the holiday like he does with Christmas, Easter & Halloween.
     
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    I don't mind the normal items, but the extremely rare mistake heads (r/g presents, green flower basket, legacy heads, yellow clock) can be a bit of an obstacle for collectors
     
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    Legacy Heads wern't really released rares it was a plugin issue. Fully agree on the rest though.
     
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    They've all been "plugin issues"
     
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    Err no...no they haven't, all the others were because the wrong head/lore was plugged in for the hunt/gift for a short time until being fixed.
     
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    Thank you for your input, it’s truly appreciated, in regards to your second point, I agree that it is great to celebrate other holidays, we’ve seen more unique holidays before such as the St.Patricks gifts, what I don’t dispute is celebrating more holidays, but the item itself given. The discord hunt you helped organise was fun to take part and it was different! Like you agree it’s the mass of heads that’s all. I’d hope for more celebrated holidays perhaps not all every year but yes celebrate different holidays from different countries and cultures!
     
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    Let me rephrase since the quotation marks weren't enough, there's always some kind of "issue"
     
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    Oh yeah no I got you "my bad" ;)
     
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    I think this is a great idea too. There are a lot of holidays celebrated globally that don't receive much recognition that could have some really cool authentic items with lore that are created in celebration and education on the holidays. Even with sb being a NA server, people are here from all over the world and I would love to see potential items go on cycle that you could look back over through the years of what was celebrated. I also thing they don't even have to be heads, but could be craftables or unique items that could be displayed with lore.
     
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    When staying up all night to see if the hunt head is glitched on every holiday is better than DPS
     
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    i was patiently waiting for chinese lantern to change lores
    never happened :(
     

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