Today's preview article will cover treasure hunting, one of many new additions in the upcoming patch 2.1.
Whether you're alone or with comrades, the undiscovered fortunes of Eorzea are ripe for the taking!
- Treasure Hunt Overview
1. Obtaining a Timeworn Map
Disciples of the Land level 40 or higher will occasionally come across timeworn maps when gathering or fishing. Appearing in five degrees of rarity, these maps are unique items which can be traded or sold on the market. After obtaining a timeworn map, players will be unable to find another for a short period of time.
* Timeworn maps cannot be obtained from unspoiled locations or the Sea of Clouds
2. Necessary Skills for Treasure Hunting
Decipher： Remove a timeworn map from its glass prison and unlock its mysteries.
Dig： Locate and extract a treasure chest from the ground.Range: 30y
In order to track down and unearth the treasures marked on timeworn maps, players must first learn the skills Decipher and Dig. These skills can be acquired by completing the quest below.
Quest Name： Treasures and Tribulations
Area：Eastern La Noscea Wineport (X:21 Y:21) NPC Name： H'loonh
3. Deciphering a Timeworn Map
Using the skill Decipher, adventurers may glean the location of treasure from timeworn maps. Upon using the skill, the timeworn map will transform into a treasure map key item, which can then be used to identify the treasure's general location, and the number of players recommended to search for it.
Using a treasure map will bring up a window indicating the general area of the treasure. Players must then cross-reference the area map to identify its precise location. Using the skill Dig in the correct location will unearth a treasure chest.
4. Opening Treasure Chests
The act of opening a chest will spring a trap that lures an enemy to the scene. The strength of your foe and the contents of the chest will vary depending on the treasure map's rarity. If you and your party fail to triumph within the allotted time, or leave the area, the treasure chest will vanish and the hunt will end in failure.
5. Obtaining Rewards
By defeating the enemy guarding the chest, players will gain access to the treasures within. All party members who participated in the hunt will receive various rewards such as experience points, gil, Allagan Tomestones, elemental shards, or equipment.
* Please note that Treasure Hunt is still in development, and certain details are subject to change.
Edited, Dec 14th 2013 10:19am by Szabo