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Xu-Fu's Treasure Hunt FAQ



Xu-Fu's Treasure Hunt is back! Running from December 1st until December 21st 2021, Xu-Fu is hosting our virtual treasure hunt with new features and, of course, prizes to win!
This article explains everything you need to know and if not, simply ask Aranesh :-)

1. Introduction


The whole game can be summarized very easily: find treasures, win prizes!
All around the pages many strategies there are coins and other items that you can find.
They are placed on strategies like this ------>
There are many different things you can find scattered across strategies, not just coins! Magic portals, abandoned chests, Anima and more.
Whatever it is you find, hover over it with your mouse to find out what it does.

Coins are the central resource for this game. With them you can take in two different aspects of the game:

1.1 PvE - Invest in a covenant


You can donate coins to a covenant with a chance to win one of their raffle prizes - or aim for the top donator spot and win a guaranteed prize.

1.2 PvP - Collect Anima


Here things are a bit spicier. You can also hide your coins somewhere on any strategy here and the longer your coin stash is untouched, the more Anima it generates. The players with the most Anima at the end of the game will get some big prizes! But be careful, others can see your stashes and grab them, so you need to protect them. Likewise, you can train warriors and attack stashes from other players. More on that is explained further below.

1.3 Prizes


There's again a number of different prizes available and you can see all of them on the News announcement.


2. The Treasure Vault


The central hub for this game is the Treasure Vault.
You can find it very easily in the main menu at the top.
Here, you can:

2.1 See all your Treasures


On the left side, your Coins, Anima, and Stashes are shown. Click on each of these to see more details.

2.2 Support a Covenant


Don't fancy competing against others? No problem! Your trusty Covenant is here to accept your coins and each of them has a different prize pool that you can enter.
Every coin invested counts as a chance to draw from the prize pool of that Covenant. The more invested, the higher your chances.
On top of that, the top supporter of each Covenant will receive a guaranteed prize!
You can see all standings on Xu-Fu's landing page in the treasure hunt widget, or in more detail in the Vault.

2.3 Manage your warriors


Warriors are used to defend and attack stashes! In the vault you can buy new warriors, train them to increase their power level, and heal defeated warriors.
You can upgrade Warriors to 150 power level with coins or treats. Beyond that, only winning battles against other warriors of similar power level strengthen them, up to a maximum of 175 power.

Read more on warriors and battling further down in the section How Battles Work

2.4 Use the Magic Portal


Your vault has a built in magic portal! You can use it once every 24 hours to find something great.
It will lead you to a page with something special on it.
Good luck!

2.5 Check your game activity


At the bottom of the treasure page you will find a log of all your activity in the Treasure Hunt, showing the last 48 hours. Check back here if anything is unclear and you will see exactly what happened.
If there is any important updates, for example if another player attacked you or one of your stashes, those will be highlighted at the top of the vault as well for some time.


3. Anima generation


Anima is generated by your own hidden stashes of coins. Every hidden coin generates 1 Anima per hour. The more you hide, the more Anima you gain! Once you have Anima, it cannot be taken away by anyone anymore.


4. Attacking and Defending


If you come across an abandoned chest or a stash from another player, you can try to grab it! Chests are always protected by a warrior and other players can use their own warriors to defend stashes.

Each Warrior has a clearly visible power level which plays an important role in their chance of winning a battle.
When two warriors clash, the fight happens automatically with a clear winner and loser. After the attack, you will see a report of how the battle played out.

Interested in the nitty gritty details? Read on. Otherwise, skip the last section, it's just a bunch of maths :D

4.1 How battles work


Battles are fought in rounds. In each round, both warriors roll the dice. The "size" of the die is determined by the power level of the weaker warrior. For example, if one warrior has 50 and the other 30 power, they will both roll a 30-sided die (a D30). The lowest possible roll is a D5, even if the weaker warrior has a lower power level.

The warrior with the higher roll wins the round and attacks. Their result is subtracted from the other warriors power level.
In case of a draw, nothing happens and the round ends without any changes.

Once one of the warriors power level drops to 0 power, the fight is over. You can see a typical battle log here:



The winner of a fight will gain power depending on the initial power difference. A very strong warrior defeating a weak one will not gain much or no power at all. Same in the other direction, if you defeat a much higher warrior, yours will gain a lot of additional power.

You made it until here? Great! Now you know everything you need about the game.
Good luck on the Treasure Hunt!


5. FAQ



How is Anima generated... like in detail?

Why are there ads?

What prizes can I win?

How are $ prizes paid out?



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Mayzen#2245

wrote on 2021-12-03 22:30:36

Nice game. First time I'm playing.
I would love the option to mark the Vault updates as read, so they don't persist in the banner for an hour. Then any updates there would actually be new. (edited)
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-04 00:29:36

Hey! Yeah, need to improve the tech there. It's based on how often you visit the vault. If you refresh the page 10x the news vanish :-)
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Renegadegirl#11616

wrote on 2021-12-03 20:17:16

What is being done to ensure no scripting/automation is happening? Currently, the same person is in first place for every single covenant and in anima generation. Is that even possible to do while playing fairly?
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-03 20:59:22

Hey :) Fair question! I don't want to reveal what *exactly* I'm doing but can say that I'm doing checks against both typical behaviour a bot would show, and behaviour that is impossible for a human to perform. And of course I'm looking at the top players in particular.
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Renegadegirl#11616

wrote on 2021-12-03 21:09:43

Awesome, glad to hear it :) Thanks!
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Konungr#1372

wrote on 2021-12-03 16:07:48

Suggestion for improvement, put the event box at the top of the page. On pages like the "An Awfully Big Adventure, it's a lot of scrolling on normal screen sizes/resolutions.
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-03 19:18:15

Hey :) Yeah, I thought about that, but the majority of visitors don't interact with the game and I didn't want to impact their browsing experience. So I decided to place it below where you can ignore it if you don't want to play
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tubedogg#1334

wrote on 2021-12-04 00:38:19

What I do is decrease zoom to 67% for this website while the game is going on (on a 1440p monitor). As far as I can tell that makes the box visible on all pages, including the one you mentioned.
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Konungr#1372

wrote on 2021-12-04 05:29:39

Yeah, that's what I'm doing on my main PC, but on my laptop, I am limited to 1080 and a 15" screen, I have to zoom until it's unreadable to avoid the scroll, I just don't visit those strats while on my laptop.
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Konungr#1372

wrote on 2021-12-02 17:23:46

If you are in the top 3 for multiple categories, do you get all of the prizes for the spots you have, or just 1? If only 1, how does that affect the ranks of the prizes you are ineligible for?
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-02 18:01:21

I’ll exclude winners of the top spots from raffle prizes, that’s only fair imho. But if someone is on top spot everywhere then I would say they earned them. It’s only day 2, I‘d say it’s unlikely to be a problem in the end :)
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Konungr#1372

wrote on 2021-12-03 04:47:22

Good to know, thanks!
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DarkKuno#1481

wrote on 2021-12-02 16:15:58

Not really feeling it this time around. Due to ridiculously long work hours I just got behind (which seems really weird to say day 2). When I was seeing chest guarded by 175-200+ warriors on day 1, that just seems impossible to catch up to. Yeah gonna be a big ole nope for me. (edited)
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-02 18:00:07

Sorry to hear that. Good feedback, definitely. Need to make it clearer that 175 power is the maximum possible (and not super complicated to reach). 200 is the maximum npc warriors can have.

Every donation and anima will enter into raffles, so if you want to take a shot at those that’s very low entry requirement :)

I’ll also need to think of some kind of diminishing returns, maybe a cap of how many items you can pick up per day or such. That would make it easier to catch up
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Igniferroque#1917

wrote on 2021-12-01 21:33:06

Do warriors die (i.e. they are lost to you) if they lose a fight vs an NPC? How about against a defending warrior of another player? If no, does anything prevent you from spamming a fight if you lose? Similarly, do warriors get wounded? If so, how long does it take to recover?
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tubedogg#1334

wrote on 2021-12-01 21:51:02

Your warriors used to attack chests or other players don't die, they get wounded and stay wounded until you heal them for coins based on their level.

I don't know about defending warriors, but I would assume it's the same.

Fights have a 10-minute cooldown between lost fights that appears to be universal (i.e. if I fight a chest and lose, then you come along two minutes later and find the chest, it will still have 8 minutes of its cooldown left before you can fight it, too).
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-02 11:28:29

Exactly that :D Well summarized!
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Igniferroque#1917

wrote on 2021-12-01 21:21:23

Are the coins that are presently deployed around the website all that will ever be available? Assuming the answer is no, how often are coins seeded around the pages (e.g. hourly, daily, weekly, continuously)?
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-02 11:30:15

The answer is indeed no, or they would be gone very quickly. New coins and other items are being filled back into randomly selected locations constantly (every 15 min or so, I don't remember actually. it's quite regular), but only to a certain amount of total coin locations.
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Igniferroque#1917

wrote on 2021-11-30 17:41:17

Will a coin appear on the top page of a fight (e.g. vs. Cliffs of Bastion) or will it only appear on specific strategies for a given fight (e.g. vs. Cliffs of Bastion, Strategy 24 of 33)?
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Candriste#1937

wrote on 2021-12-01 03:35:32

Last time I played this game, it was on various strategy pages for a single enemy. (So yeah, like "Strat 7, 13, and 25 for vs. Billy the Goat Boy")
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-01 10:49:29

Exactly that :) You can try it out now, should be quite obvious and make sense quickly. Hopefully! :D