Home
News Highlights
Older News
FFXI Guides
Items
Armor
Weapons
Food
Conquest Points
Furniture
Abjuration
Advanced Search


Quests
Missions
Mini-Quests


Mobs
NM Guide


NPC/Merchant
Merchants Guide
Regional Merchants


Zones
ENM
BCNM
FFXI Map Locations
Chests & Coffers
Guild Recipes
Recipes by Guild
Gardening
Chocobo Digging
Fishing
Excavating
Harvesting
Logging
Mining


Spells
Display by Job


Weaponskills
Skill Limits
Fame Tips and Titles
FFXI Links
Submit Feedback
About
User Account


Total: 380035906
Today: 678
Yesterday: 14185

Items: 9505
Mobs: 4024
Recipes: 3285
NPCs: 2066
Quests: 570

Final Fantasy XI Discussion BoardDiscussion Boards -> General

News Item: Egg Hunt 2006 Event

Page: 1 of 3Page 1 | 2 | 3
From: Cuer
Administrator

Posted: 2006-03-31 09:08:16
Reply
Quote
The full walkthrough for the Easter Egg Hunt is now available; post any further details or event info below.




Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza!

From the Official FFXI Site (March 31):

It's time once again for that egg-ceedingly egg-citing festival! The Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza begins on April 6th!

From:FINAL FANTASY XI
Mar. 31, 2006 00:50 [PST]

The Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza!

Is everyone enjoying the warm days? Even the carrion worms are wiggling out of their earthen homes to enjoy a little sun! That must mean that it's nearly time once again for the egg-citing Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza!

The rules are simple. Just collect initial eggs and trade them with your friends for different combinations ! Each egg has a letter inscribed on it. Your goal is to mix and match these letters to spell out certain words.

Rumor has it that a Windurstian hermit designed the game to repair his relationship with the Parliament of Patriarchs, which was very stern at the time...

Well, the truth of the rumor is debatable, but the fact remains that the egg hunt, which seems to be a simple game at first, actually requires the keen insight, negotiation skills, and far-reaching personal connections that are said to be necessary for a job at the Parliament of Patriarchs.

So get together with your fellow aspiring members of parliament (or adventurers) and gather the eggs for that perfect combination!

How to Play
Start by collecting initial eggs, each inscribed with a letter.

The easiest way to do this is by speaking to one of the festival moogles in each area where the event is held, but you can only collect one egg each day using this method. If you are in a party when you speak with the moogle, you will have the opportunity to select the type of egg you want based on the initials of your party's other members.

You can collect even more initial eggs by trading other types of eggs you may have on hand to any of the moogles in the three nations. Just remember that these egg exchanges are also limited to one per day (per nation). How many initial eggs you receive varies depending on the quantities and varieties of eggs you trade, so if you are not happy with what you get once, keep trying!

Once you've collected enough eggs, start exchanging with other adventurers and try making a combination. The most basic one is called a First 3. When you have the three initial eggs necessary for this combo, trade them to one of the moogles and collect your prize!

After a First 3, try building an Initial Straight 8 or a 7 of a Kind. The more you make, the more presents you'll take home!

Don't forget that you'll have to trade in a First 3 before you can trade in any other combos. Think of it as a sort of preliminary test!

And for those of you who are looking for a real challenge, try discovering different, more exotic combinations. The moogles are usually reluctant to give out any of their classified information, but maybe if you are persistent enough, one will let you in on a secret or two! Make it a point to talk to them as often as possible!

Please note that all
ew adventurers will be required to wait one Vana'diel day before being eligible to receive initial eggs.

Combination Examples
First 3:
The first three letters of your character's name


Event Locations
Southern San d'Oria
Northern San d'Oria
Bastok Mines
Bastok Markets
Windurst Woods
Windurst Waters

Festival Duration
The Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza will begin at 17:00 on April 6th, and last until 0:00 on April 17th (PDT).

Official PlayOnline Announcements
From: Igihstehr
Guest

Posted: 2006-03-31 14:21:54
Reply
Quote
I am still somewhat of a noob to the game (5 months) - did this happen last year? Is there a FAQ or a previous thread on this? A list of leter combinations that yield certain prizes?
From: Cuer
Administrator

Posted: 2006-03-31 14:30:00
Reply
Quote
This has been a regularly occuring event for a few years; here's the write-up from last year's Easter Egg event.

It sounds like this year will be fairly similar, with the Orphic Egg as another possible reward, this year.
From: Bladeguycc
Guest

Posted: 2006-03-31 16:36:07
Reply
Quote
There also looks like another Furniture Egg. Look on the setup page where it shows the picture, there is a fourth egg in the middle with what looks like a square miniture city ontop. If anyone finds out what this egg is and how to obtain it, that would be cool.
From: Phoenix
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 03:05:15
Reply
Quote
Quote from: Bladeguycc
Look on the setup page where it shows the picture...


I guess I'm in serious need of sleep... but where is this setup page that you speak of?
From: Qoh
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 03:32:33
Reply
Quote
Orphic egg = the day of the week. Like on Lightsday you trade in LIGHT.
From: Mysticpeace
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 11:31:48
Reply
Quote
I am on the lakshmi server i was not one last year but i was able to get...

fortune egg
happy egg
flower egg --- last years event item
wing egg --- last years event item
lamp egg --- last years event item
and the orphic egg

if i am missing anything please let me know
From: Shoveler
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 13:13:57
Reply
Quote
i realize this sounds really stupid, but wat is a
"straight eight" combination. if it is just 8 in a row, then the dumb moogle wont accept it for some reason.
From: Karinara
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 13:20:53
Reply
Quote
Initial Straight 8 starts with the first letter of your name and then goes from there. And also is there a HQ version of the Orphic egg?
From: guest
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 13:51:19
Reply
Quote
so the writeup for last year applies the same for this year? i just want to check this because im surprised there arent alot more new items
From: Guest
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 13:54:28
Reply
Quote
Initial 8

Example, my name is Katas on Hades

Initial 8 start with the first letter in your name and then letters after soooo.

K L M N O P Q R = Straight 8

Ex two

Name : Rifter

R S T U V W X Y
From: Zhai
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 13:55:18
Reply
Quote
so to get the orphic all i nee to do is trade in the "day" of the week it is
From: Guest
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 14:26:49
Reply
Quote
Trade F I R E for firesday, do not trade SDAY, only the element for that day.

Katas
Hades Server
From: Cuer
Administrator

Posted: 2006-04-07 16:17:49
Reply
Quote
The full walkthrough for the Easter Egg event is now up. It's pretty much the same as last year, with the addition of the Orphic Egg.

The only unknown is what exactly is required for the Orphic Egg, if you turn it in on Lightningday. Since "Lightning" is 9 letters, and you can only turn in 8 at once, is that just cut off? Or, alternately, do they go with "Thunder" since that is used almost interchangably as far as the actual element in FFXI? I wasn't able to check this part out myself; if anyone does manage to do so, that info would be much appreciated.

Any other info about the event that isn't in the walkthrough can be posted here as well, and we'll update it accordingly. Thanks, and have fun!
From: Raewyn
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 17:03:41
Reply
Quote
Be careful, for the orphic egg you trade the name of the element of the day it is, not the name of the day. For most of them this is the same. But i knoew atleast for windsday it is AIR.
From: Cuer
Administrator

Posted: 2006-04-07 17:37:59
Reply
Quote
Good catch; we've updated that, and a few other things to make it clear the exact order of getting to the Orphic Egg.
From: Initial
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 18:07:13
Reply
Quote
For Lightingsday the code to get the Orphic Egg is Thunder... I just did it myself to make sure it was correct.
From: Nellus
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 18:20:40
Reply
Quote
I think you need to trade in the word THUNDER for lighingsday... thats just my 2 cents.
From: Miraglyth
Guest

Posted: 2006-04-07 18:30:03
Reply
Quote
Reports within the last hour (since it's Lightningsday) that THUNDER work are starting to show up.

Of course, that doesn't help any until one's confirmed, but I may as well mention it.
From: Cuer
Administrator

Posted: 2006-04-07 18:44:47
Reply
Quote
Thanks for the info, folks; that lined up with what was expected, and so we'll go with that for now. If there are any other adjustments to be made, post away with them and we'll update it further!
Page: 1 of 3Page 1 | 2 | 3
Sponsors

Order: Final Fantasy XI Online: Wings of the Goddess Expansion Pack (PC)(PS2)(XBOX 360)
somepage.com privacy policy
All original content and graphics © 2004-2010 Somepage.com, Inc.. All FFXI content and images © 2002-2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd..