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Xu-Fu's Treasure Hunt FAQ



Xu-Fu's Treasure Hunt is making a brief comeback for some server load testing :D
It will run from Jan 14 to Jan 16, starting and ending at 23:59 GMT (meaning from Friday around midnight to the end of Sunday.

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.

1.1 Collecting Anima


Anima is what wins you prizes. You can also your coins somewhere on any strategy. The longer your coin stash is untouched, the more Anima it generates. 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.

1.2 Prizes


Whoever has the most Anima at the end of the game wins Whomper.
Among all other players who generated Anima, a Gusting Grimoire and a Landro's Lil' XT will be raffled out. More Anima means higher chance of winning :)

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 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

2.3 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!

2.4 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?

How are $ prizes paid out?

What $ currency are we talking about?



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Aranesh

wrote on 2022-01-15 09:08:02

Attacking NPC chests is fixed now. Apologies for the problems!
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Blisster

wrote on 2022-01-15 03:18:28

Same error message when I attack chests. It's clear when I have lost because of cost to heal but I don't see any evidence of winning....ie: no coin increase.
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Blisster

wrote on 2022-01-15 04:05:37

Additional info: This only applies to npc chests. Attacking player chests seems to be working as expected.
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Lubert

wrote on 2022-01-15 02:38:30

I'm also having the issue where battles with the npcs are coming up with an error, but I'm also having an issue where anima rewards that I get from the cards and anima stashes aren't actually giving me any anima.

Edit: actually, I'm not getting any anima at all. I've had my stashes out for a few hours now without changing them, and I've still gotten nothing. (edited)
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Kizzy

wrote on 2022-01-15 02:13:35

Every battle is returning the same integer SQL error (as Shilia prev wrote). I tried in 3 dif browsers to make sure it wasnt me.
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Shiia

wrote on 2022-01-15 00:40:30

battles are coming back with <Incorrect integer value: '' for column `b667f95_xufu`.`Game_Fights`.`User_One` at row 1> and no battlepage is being shown when i lose, not sure if that will help you fix it, I haven't won any yet so not sure if that's gonna be different
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ResidentWeevil

wrote on 2022-01-15 00:45:41

Getting the same error. It looks like the battle is occuring, because I can tell that my warrior lost.
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ResidentWeevil

wrote on 2022-01-15 06:49:50

I think Aranesh just woke up, because I just stole 5 of your coins. ;)
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Alayea

wrote on 2022-01-15 07:09:57

Encountered same error upon feeling brave enough to try attacking a chest. Think I'll gather my courage some other time, kek.
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JC24

wrote on 2022-01-15 07:17:22

Incorrect integer value: '' for column `b667f95_xufu`.`Game_Fights`.`User_One` at row 1 is the same message I am getting. Not showing a battle takes place and goes straight to the error message when you click attack. It doesn't even show a battle took place in the history. The only thing that shows is where you heal your pet every time because the attacker loses every time. (edited)
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Shiia

wrote on 2022-01-14 14:16:05

The new test game starts at 6:59 P.M. EST I'm looking forward to another hunt . Good luck & happy hunting to all my other pet maniacs. I'll be looking forward to seeing your stashes :)
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Deramis#1884

wrote on 2021-12-19 10:41:17

when exactly does this contest end?
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-20 04:54:19

Hey! Thank you!! I forgot to clarify that. I've added it to the FAQ now and to make it slightly easier for most people this time, the game will end:

December 21 at 23:59 GMT (London timezone).
That is:
Dec 21, 18:59 EST (New York)
Dec 21, 15:59 Los Angeles
Dec 22, 08:59 in Tokyo
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Iowaamy

wrote on 2021-12-17 17:01:34

Why are warriors no longer getting XP from a battle win even though they are only 150 power?
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-17 19:01:47

I haven’t made any change, but if you attack a lower power warrior you might not get any power increase
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Mayzen

wrote on 2021-12-12 06:16:56

Suggestion: Add generated anima to the log when someone claims my stash. Because sometimes it was attacked around an hour after I hid it, but I can't remember exactly the time.
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-12 07:19:40

Great suggestion! That's implemented :-)
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Shiia

wrote on 2021-12-12 08:49:48

Thanks! Yesterday I started putting coins in my stash that show the minute I deposited it, it helps to know when it's gonna roll over but always wonder how many times it has generated anima after it gets claimed. (edited)
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-12 09:27:07

Makes sense! You can also see how much Anima a stash has generated in total when you go to the stash directly and hover over it, but that's gone when the stash is stolen, yeah.
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Quintette

wrote on 2021-12-12 03:51:13

I'm new to this treasure hunt and love it. Only started yesterday (11 November) and my first warrior just reached lvl 175. I'm not sure I understand how I can get it to lvl 200? Would that also be through attacking chests? As I understand it reaching lvl 200 will not further increase your attack power over lvl 175, but just your health pool, which may help if the dice go against you.
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Konungr#1372

wrote on 2021-12-12 05:25:08

175 is the maximum for player warriors. The NPC (website) warriors can get up to 200.
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leslietaz

wrote on 2021-12-09 15:28:58

i'm sorry... it seems i'm good at my job of breaking things. another chest protected by warrior with 0 power. attacking says error
https://www.wow-petguide.com/Strategy/9680/Jeremy_Feasel
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-10 04:59:18

No worries! Thanks to this one I found the bug now finally and it should not happen anymore :-)
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leslietaz

wrote on 2021-12-10 08:10:07

THanks once again.
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Mayzen

wrote on 2021-12-09 03:15:17

I want to suggest to have a battle pet as draw price in each covenant, like there is for anima, instead of all non-money prices going to the top contributors, as they are almost the same for all covenants. I don't feel there is anything to participate for, when I don't have time to hunt for 30000 gold.
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-09 06:57:53

You're right. Sadly sponsors fell through largely this year and I was struggling to divide everything so there are meaningful prices everywhere. The 3x $10 per covenant are probably not so enticing. I think I can add some TCG pets to that list :)