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Goggles and Scarabs and Tomb Kings, oh my!

April 22, 2009

So I finished up the Live Event tasks, donned my shiny new Aviator Goggles and went out exploring.  What did I find?  Hidden Nehekharen Treasure of course!!!

Spread throughout the RvR lakes, at least that’s where I’ve found them so far, are hidden treasure chests that spawn when you get close to them while wearing the goggles.  Whack them with your weapon and they open for you to right-click and loot.  Inside you’ll find a Silver Scarab.  Get five Silver Scarabs and you can right-click to convert them into a Gold Scarab.  Right-click a Gold Scarab and it goes back to five Silver Scarabs.

Keep doing that until you get bored.  It’s quite entertaining.

Anyway, these should be the new Tokens that were mentioned in the recent Dev podcast about the new Tomb Kings expansion coming in June.  Now, lots of people are already out trying to scrounge their Gold Scarabs now and hoard them, but honestly, I have a feeling we’re going to need a lot for the good items and we’ll get them much easier while farming the PQs in the new Zone.  So, while I did go out and farm me five Goldies while watching a movie, I’m done for now.

What I’ve learned so far:

  • Chests are big, like the ones for the PQ that contain the Artifacts but without the handles on them.
  • They only appear when you’re in fairly close proximity and it announces in chat who found it.
  • The chests have a 10 minute respawn timer and spawn in fixed locations.  You really can’t miss it when it spawns, it’s wild.
  • Conversion rate for Scarabs is 5 Silver to 1 Gold.
  • There isn’t any way to spend these yet.

If anyone finds out any more information, leave it in the Comments and I’ll update it.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Steeldragoon permalink
    April 24, 2009 4:53 am

    Only thing I can seem to add at this time is that when you are silenced as a chicken in the lower RvR zones, it doesn’t seem to work due to the silence (either that, or it takes more than 30 minutes of wondering around to find them ….). So no easy Scarabs.

  2. codpeace permalink
    April 24, 2009 10:04 am

    The scarabs are the token currency for the land of the dead. As you said, gold seems to be the highest. Next month in the next live event, if your sie (order or destro) completes the necessary stuff, can open the lands of the dead for an early peek.

    The scarabs can buy weapons, armour, crafting materials, and perishables (according to Newsletter). Hope that helps

    • gaarawarr permalink
      April 26, 2009 3:15 am

      I’m really looking forward to seeing what they have available to purchase as that really will make/break Scarab collecting overall.

    • codpeace permalink
      April 27, 2009 1:05 pm

      I remember reading somewhere that the armour sets from the Lands of the Dead will not be better than Dark Promise / Invader. That being said, should be pretty good nonetheless. Hopefully they have a distinct look to them to set them apart. I am looking forward to it however.

    • gaarawarr permalink
      April 27, 2009 3:17 pm

      Well, the only quote I remember from a Dev was that this dungeon is one step above Lost Vale. Now, if they give this armor Wards, I think people would complain if it had the same Wards as DP/Invader, which would set it at Warlord level. However, until they confirm/deny this, it’s all speculation. I’m just hoping it’s very well themed overall so you can easily differentiate it from the other armor sets.

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