Welcome to the official Event Thread for Christmas Island, 2014! I'm sure you have lots of questions, so let's get right at them! What is Christmas Island, and what is there to do? It's a large, open-world island with lots of nooks and crannies just waiting for budding heroes to explore them! We've got boat races, chess sets and villager shops - with even more to come! Do as much or as little as you like! It's all up to you! The best part? Any items you earn while playing in this dimension can be taken home with you! Where is Christmas Island? This year, we've given Christmas Island a special sub-dimension all of its own! Don't panic though, because in this sub-world, you'll get to keep your normal inventory. Getting there is a little more interesting: if you know where this is: then that's an excellent start. If not, head out of Spawn via the South Exit - take the first left, and then follow the path as it snakes around to the right, left and right. You'll walk past the SunnySoulSheep Memorial Stable, and find a crashed airship surrounded by snow. That's your way in! When do I get to go, and how long is it here for? Christmas Island is open right now, so get your running shoes on partner! It sticks around until January the Sixth - after that day, the Island will be forced to return to the mists of the Sky, and won't return until December 2015 - so make the most of the time, while you have it! Most importantly: is there a Secret Santa this year? The Secret Santa was a very popular feature of last year's Christmas Island, and yes, it's going to be making a return, along with some other features. However, there have been some minor hiccups in the development process which mean we aren't able to release it on Day One. Rest assured that our army of helper monkeys is being worked to the bone to get it open in time for a hearty giving and receiving of many wonderful gifts! Stay tuned to this post to find out when that is! In the meantime, if I were you, I'd start picking out some presents for my friends... ====================================================== As always, if you have any further questions, suggestions, sacks of coal and most importantly presents, feel free to leave a comment in the thread below. Thanks, and enjoy the Christmas Festivities! ====================================================== Safety advisory: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) A number of routes have been found (and stopped) which could theoretically give players access to the void. Due to the nature of the build, beyond the ice walls that surround it, there is void. If you find a way out of Christmas Island to the void, please alert Smoke via forum PM as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience, and as always, any loss of items can and will be refunded.