By PF2K on Dec 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    Hello there Celeste players!

    As we approach the Winter Event, I thought you would like to have a preview of what is coming with the next patch. So let's get into it, shall we?

    Since this is perhaps the biggest content update we have ever had in Celeste, I will break it down into question-based sections:

    Are we getting new Quests?
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    Oh yes! For the Winter Event, we are adding 7 (yes, 7!) new Minigames and 4 new Legendary Quests. Available for a limited time only, these quests offer a unique visual setting for players and new units to play with and against! Find them in the graphics below:

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    Is there any new Gear? How do I get it?
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    Just like last year, we have new, event-exclusive pieces of Gear! Obtainable via both PvP or PvE, these pieces of Gear are available for everyone to get! More details will be revealed when the patch goes live.

    What about Vanity? Capital City Decorations?
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    Absolutely! The Winter and Ice Vanity Sets will be available for purchase once again! But we also have new decoration for you. We are happy to announce that for the first time ever, we are introducing Legendary Capital City Decoration Blueprints! Check them out below:

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    These Items will be available for you to purchase in the new Store inside the event-exclusive new region, Fortress of the Ice King

    PF2K's Personal Note: All the credit for those pretty, pretty Igloos goes to @Chaos!

    Anything else coming for PvE?
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    Yes! in addition to all of the things mentioned above, we also have Advisor Reworks and Changes in store for you. Moreover, the third set of Legendary Advisors is on the way! More details will be announced in a separate post, so stay tuned.

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    What's coming to PvP?
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    In addition to PvP-Exclusive Quests, with lots of different and fun objectives, we are getting an all-new Map Terrain Set: The Northern Tundra map set. Check it out below!

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    When is the Event being released?
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    We expect to launch the Winter Event around December 23rd, but that is subject to change. Please join our Discord to have the latest news on this event and everything else.

    What do you think about the new content shown in this blog? Let us know in the comments below!

    Thanks, and see you in the game!

    Project Celeste Development Team

    Project Celeste is completely free and always will be. However, we gladly accept donations for our overhead costs, which are larger than we have budgeted. If you want to support us, you can do so HERE.

    Tell your friends! Join our Discord HERE.
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Discussion in 'News' started by PF2K, Dec 14, 2019.

    1. Chris23g

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      Cant wait guys, looks great! Its like an extra xmas present :D
       
    3. Aaron

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      Just curious, what was in last year's event? If there were actual quests, are they coming back?

      I am somewhat saddened by the fact that the summer and Halloween quests didn't stay around, not even as a version without the special rewards.
       
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      I think it would defeat the purpose of a seasonal event to have it accessible outside of the event/season. The whole point is to lure people back to the game and keep the entertained with new/limited content.
       
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      I tend to agree with the Spaniard. In the last two years, we have blown open the doors on new quests and questlines. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but it feels like we have quadrupled the number of legendary and other endgame quests in the game. One side effect of increasing supply is that the relative value of the quests in players' minds sort of drops.

      One of the joys of these event quests is that they are scarce. That should keep their popularity high for longer.

      Don't worry, though, we are continuing to make lots of more content, too.
       
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    6. Andy P XIII

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      Another way of saying it: We want to be able to just use the same quests next year without having to spend another month per event creating new content. We are putting an awful lot of energy into the events, and that's distracting us from other things.

      Now, we reserve the right to make new things for events each year, but it's nice to have the pressure off.
       
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      Looks truly amazing !!!!!!
      But they are not letting me out until Jan 10 so I'll have either bribe or kill the techs here anyone know how much bandwidth a pve session uses ..... (They won't do the ports) at least i can tell them Netflix is the killer not little old me on AOEO ....

      Anyway fantastic job I just don't know how you manage it LoL
       
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      I can understand the desire to not have the quest be always available, as long as the events are not permanently missable. I hate permanently missable content. That being said, what actual quests were in the event last year, and are they coming back?
       
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      We did not have unique PvE quests in last year's Winter Event.
       
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      All of this looks really good. The assault ice kings base, igloo decorations and that northern tundra terrain are just awesome! That terrain reminds me of a mix from tundra and marsh from AoT (both were awesome maps btw).
       
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      As is things are looking good across Winter, Summer and Halloween, so take the time you need to get Romans, completetely new events, new zones, and new questpacks done, rather than hamfisting extensions to a really well fleshed out event quest pool (maybe just modernizing the pvp quests in summer/halloween with the coming ones for winter for now). It's been a real good ride so far, and you guys consistently raise the bar, so I'm happy with whatever new additions are coming. You do listen to easy and suitable things to add or change, or things that flow well with other coming changes, so I'm eager to see how the team approaches life after Romans release. We will also be getting a new gamemode, civ, questpack, permanent global city location (maybe multiple other locations?) only a couple months after the Winter event ends (fingers crossed!) thanks to Romans, and once that burden is lifted, I wouldn't be surprised to see the new arena ui, more Bahram content, small additions to the 3 events (like another legendary item), and some other balance changes and additions over 2020!
       
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      I, for one, cannot wait to get on the other side of releasing the Winter Event. Time to go to Rome.
       
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      Any update on the date?
       
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      Looks like the post is updated to Dec. 23. Or did it always say that? I thought it was Dec. 20 before...
       
      #35 TheSpaniard, Dec 20, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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      how does it look like ?? has to go to the hospital soon and would like to gamble a bit beforehand.
       
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      In progress... Event will be online as soon as possible, doesn't mean today or tomorrow, devs working on it, follow discord for more information. greetz.
       
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      Yeah right now it's delayed with a TBA. Fingers crossed it should only be a couple days, but I think it might be serious bugs related (I'm not a dev, and it's rude and distracting if we're all asking 20 questions all the time), and so there really is no good estimate other than soon.

      Don't forget to check out the new PvP quests in it when it's out - instead of just simply rewarding playtime, now game activity like good macro, villager kills, unit kills, etc gets rewarded with quests and good rewards, and so there is both more to work towards in PvP during events, and anti-AFK measures. With the increased player activity during events (that seems most heavily in pvp funnily enough, probably because there's always someone doing legs), you'll actually get people your skill level regularly!
       
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