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The 2013 Holiday Event is about building snow forts and throwing snowballs at each other. This thread is for discussing this game, what is already known about it, how to gain experience, etc.

This thread is not for requests to send or receive snowballs. There are already some threads for that here (General Discussion -> Forum Games) and here (Dragon Cave -> Site Discussion).

This thread may contain spoilers. If you want to discover the SNOW WARS game on your own, then you should probably stop reading now.

This is not an "official" FAQ. It may contain errors.

25 new levels have been added on Dec 27.

 

This message will be updated as more information is discovered about the game.

 

 

How do I gain more snow?

  • With a basic snow fort, you automatically get 1 unit of snow per hour. You do not have to do anything special to receive it: it will automatically be credited to you every hour.
  • As you gain more experience and your fort levels up, the rate of accumulation will be increased so you will get more snow every hour.
  • If you are inactive for more than three hours, the rate of accumulation will be halved until you are active again.
How do I level up?
  • As you gain more experience, your fort gains some levels. This allows you to gain more snow per hour and also unlocks new types of buildings.
  • See the table below for details.
How do I gain more experience?
  • You gain experience by attacking other players or being attacked by them.
  • If your snow fort is destroyed by the attacks, then you and your attackers will not gain experience anymore, until you repair your fort.
  • If you throw the last snowball that destroys another player's fort, you gain a bonus of 2 exp (so you get 3 exp instead of 1 for loose snow). However, you do not get a bonus if the other player has a much lower level than yours (official statement from TJ09)
Experience table

 

Here is what is known so far about the different levels and what they unlock.

  • 1 - 0 exp - 1 snow/hour - snow buildings
  • 2 - 1 exp - 1 snow/hour
  • 3 - 2 exp - 1 snow/hour
  • 4 - 5 exp - 1 snow/hour
  • 5 - 8 exp - 2 snow/hour - packed snow buildings
  • 6 - 11 exp - 2 snow/hour
  • 7 - 14 exp - 2 snow/hour
  • 8 - 17 exp - 2 snow/hour
  • 9 - 20 exp - 2 snow/hour
  • 10 - 23 exp - 3 snow/hour
  • 11 - 27 exp - 3 snow/hour
  • 12 - 31 exp - 3 snow/hour
  • 13 - 35 exp - 3 snow/hour
  • 14 - 39 exp - 3 snow/hour
  • 15 - 43 exp - 5 snow/hour - ice buildings - silver badge
  • 16 - 48 exp - 5 snow/hour
  • 17 - 53 exp - 5 snow/hour
  • 18 - 58 exp - 5 snow/hour
  • 19 - 63 exp - 5 snow/hour
  • 20 - 68 exp - 7 snow/hour - large ice keep
  • 21 - 74 exp - 7 snow/hour
  • 22 - 80 exp - 7 snow/hour
  • 23 - 86 exp - 7 snow/hour
  • 24 - 92 exp - 7 snow/hour
  • 25 - 98 exp - 9 snow/hour - decorations - gold badge - participation in the holiday raffle
  • 26 - 105 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 27 - 112 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 28 - 119 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 29 - 126 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 30 - 133 exp - 9 snow/hour - log
  • 31 - 141 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 32 - 149 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 33 - 157 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 34 - 165 exp - 9 snow/hour
  • 35 - 173 exp - 11 snow/hour - dyed snow blocks
  • 36 - 182 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 37 - 191 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 38 - 200 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 39 - 209 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 40 - 218 exp - 11 snow/hour - moat and spikes
  • 41 - 228 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 42 - 238 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 43 - 248 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 44 - 258 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 45 - 268 exp - 11 snow/hour - ice blocks and candy cane fence
  • 46 - 279 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 47 - 291 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 48 - 301 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 49 - 312 exp - 11 snow/hour
  • 50 - 323 exp - 15 snow/hour - ice palace and decorations - new maximum level
Once you reach the maximum level (25 50), you can still collect snow, attack other players and be attacked. But you will no longer have the "Exp. to next level" line, as there is no next level. It does not seem to be possible to gain more than 98 323 experience points.

 

Repair costs

 

Once your snow fort is damaged or completely destroyed, you can repair it. The more damage your fort takes, the more it will cost you to repair it, up to 10 units of snow. Once you reach the maximum cost of 10 units of snow, it does not matter if your fort takes additional damage or is completely destroyed: it will still cost 10 units of snow to repair it.

 

Event badge

  • user posted image The badge linking to this holiday event from your scroll is initially bronze.
  • user posted image Once you reach level 15, the badge turns silver.
  • user posted image Once you reach level 25, the badge turns gold.
  • Bug: currently, the badge changes only if you reach level 15 or 25 by attacking someone, not by being attacked. This will be fixed before the end of the event. (official statement from TJ09)
Buildings

 

Basic buildings (snow)

  • Igloo (snow) 5/5 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Snow wall: inside corner (snow) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
  • Snow wall (snow) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
  • Snow wall: outside corner (snow) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
Level 5+ buildings (packed snow)
  • Snow wall (packed snow) 2/3 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Snow archway (packed snow) 2/3 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Snow tower (packed snow) 2/2 user posted image
Level 15+ buildings (ice)
  • Ice wall (ice) 4/5 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Ice archway (ice) 4/5 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Ice tower (ice) 4/4 user posted image
  • Round ice tower (ice) 4/4 user posted image
  • Tall ice tower (ice) 6/6 user posted image
  • Short ice wall (ice) 3/4 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Spiked ice wall (ice) 4/5 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Spiked ice corner (ice) 3/3 user posted image
  • Small ice keep (ice) 8/10 user posted image
Level 20+ building (ice)
  • Large ice keep (ice) 16/20 user posted image
Level 25+ buildings (decorations)
  • Large dragon sculpture (decorative) 20/1 user posted image
  • Dragon sculpture (decorative) 10/1 user posted image
  • Fountain (decorative) 1/1 user posted image
  • Ice fountain (decorative) 5/1 user posted image
  • Blue / green / pink / purple / red / yellow banner (decorative) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
  • Tree (decorative) 1/1 user posted image
  • Snowy tree / Tall tree (decorative) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Large rock (decorative) 3/1 user posted image
  • Medium rock (decorative) 2/1 user posted image
  • Small rock (decorative) 1/1 user posted image
  • Snow-dragon (decorative) 1/1 user posted image
  • Snow kitten (decorative) 1/1 user posted image
Level 30+ buildings (log)
  • Log wall (log) 6/8 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Log door (log) 6/8 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Log corner (log) 5/6 user posted image
  • Log roof (log) 25/30 user posted imageuser posted image
Level 35+ buildings (dyed snow blocks)
  • Snow wall (dyed snow blocks) 6/8 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Snow archway (dyed snow blocks) 6/8 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Snow tower (dyed snow blocks) 5/8 user posted image
  • Tall snow tower (dyed snow blocks) 8/10 user posted image
  • Snow keep (dyed snow blocks) 20/25 user posted imageuser posted image
Level 40+ buildings (moats and spikes)
  • Moat (moat) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Bridged Moat (moat) 2/1 user posted imageuser posted image
  • Corner (moat) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
  • Spikes (ice) 4/5 user posted imageuser posted image
Level 45+ buildings (ice blocks and candy cane fences)
  • Ice block (ice) 1/1 user posted image
  • Stacked ice blocks (ice) 2/2 user posted image
  • Stacked ice blocks (ice) 4/4 user posted image
  • Candy cane fence / Candy cane fence cap (decorative) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image
Level 50+ buildings (ice palace and decorations)

[*]Ice palace (ice) 32/40 user posted image

[*]Gingerbread house (decorative) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted image

[*]Gargoyle sculpture (decorative) 1/1 user posted image

[*]Dragon sculpture (decorative) 1/1 user posted image

[*]Hen sculpture (decorative) 1/1 user posted image

[*]Blue / green / pink / red / purple / yellow flag (decorative) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image

[*]Short tree / snowy short tree / lit short tree (decorative) 1/1 user posted imageuser posted imageuser posted image

[*]Cat sculpture (decorative) 1/1 user posted image

For more images including the damaged buildings, see the Event Credits below the original announcement and the additional credits for the Snow Wars Encore! event.

Edited by rubyshoes

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I'm sure you don't LOSE snow/hour at level 12....

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Here is what is known so far about the different levels and what they unlock.  I will try to improve the format of this message later...

[*]1 - 0 exp - 1 snow/hour

[*]2 - ? exp - 1 snow/hour

[*]3 - ? exp - 1 snow/hour

[*]4 - 5 exp - 1 snow/hour

[*]5 - 8 exp - 2 snow/hour

[*]6 - 11 exp - 2 snow/hour

[*]7 - 14 exp - 2 snow/hour

[*]8 - 17 exp - 2 snow/hour

[*]9 - 20 exp - 2 snow/hour

[*]10 - 23 exp - ? snow/hour

[*]11 - 27 exp - 3 snow/hour

[*]12 - 31 exp - 2 snow/hour

[*]...

12-31 exp - 2 snow/hour? What? o.o

 

NOTE: After every 5 levels, the rate of accumulation increases by 1. An exception is when you reach level 15, you'll receive 5 snow per hour. I don't know anything much after then.

 

EDIT: Level 20 gets you 7 snow/hour. smile.gif

Edited by Evolette

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I'm at 10/24exp, and have 3 snow/hour.

 

ETA I think the packed snow walls and archways are introduced at level 3, but I'm not sure...

Edited by fuzzbucket

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Does anyone know if you can remove things from your fort?

Tried dragging things off the grid, but that didn't work...

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Does anyone know if you can remove things from your fort?

Tried dragging things off the grid, but that didn't work...

Yes. Double click on the item you don't want.

 

From the snow fort instructions:

 

Your Fort

 

Click and drag items to move them around. Double click an item to delete it (half of the snow cost will be refunded). Your changes will not be saved until you click the "Save Changes" button below.

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I'm sure you don't LOSE snow/hour at level 12....

Sorry for that copy/paste error. I updated the message and corrected this error.

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Yes. Double click on the item you don't want.

 

From the snow fort instructions:

 

Thanks. Missed that.

I should really get in the habit of reading instructions.

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Couple of questions I was wondering if anyone knew the answer too:

Has anyone tried throwing snow at their own fort? Does that work? Do you still get throw/hit experience?

 

And do the 'higher damage' throwable things give more experience? So throwing loose snow gives you 1 exp, does packed snow give you 2? And does an icicle give you 4 or 5?

 

Cheers biggrin.gif

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Thanks. Missed that.

I should really get in the habit of reading instructions.

No problem smile.gif

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by rubyshoes

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I think level 20 is at around... 69 or 70 exp? And level 21 is 74 or 75? Argh. I should keep count.

 

You need 58 exp to get to level 18, I'm sure of that. smile.gif

Edited by Evolette

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I'm spending so much time making my fort pretty but I don't get any experience from that sad.gif The repair increased because it got down to 0 I think, I don't recall repair costs increasing because of the levels.

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Just a reminder about this thread:

 

As this topic is not "official" but just opinions as far as the spoilers and information it may contain errors.

 

I'll be adding that to the OP as well.

 

ruby

Edited by rubyshoes

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I'm spending so much time making my fort pretty but I don't get any experience from that sad.gif The repair increased because it got down to 0 I think, I don't recall repair costs increasing because of the levels.

Hi, Sarah. smile.gif You get EXP from attacking/being attacked. Here are two topics for that:

Snow-Ball Fight!

SNOW WARS!

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Hi, Sarah. smile.gif You get EXP from attacking/being attacked. Here are two topics for that:

Snow-Ball Fight!

SNOW WARS!

Thanks but I knew that already, I'm just complaining because I want to use snow to make my fort pretty but at the same time I want a raffle ticket. Sorry for the confusion.

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Thanks but I knew that already, I'm just complaining because I want to use snow to make my fort pretty but at the same time I want a raffle ticket. Sorry for the confusion.

Yeah. I decided to have an "ugly" fort until I get highest level (whatever that is) and then I'll make it "pretty".

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Yeah. I decided to have an "ugly" fort until I get highest level (whatever that is) and then I'll make it "pretty".

Same. Also, don't know if it has been shared yet, but I think completely destroying a structure gets you 3 exp.

 

Can anyone confirm? I think I did that to a friend's fort.

Edited by flitzthesoulreaper

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Same. Also, don't know if it has been shared yet, but I think completely destroying a structure gets you 3 exp.

 

Can anyone confirm? I think I did that to a friend's fort.

Someone else said that on the news thread so I guess that confirms it? I missed the memos on ugly forts and higher levels, that explains why people are reaching level 15

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Someone else said that on the news thread so I guess that confirms it? I missed the memos on ugly forts and higher levels, that explains why people are reaching level 15

Could have been me, so until we know anyone else I'll call it a rumor. I'm really not sure whether that's what happened.

 

Also, so close for level 17.. You need 53 exp for level 17. I'm still sitting on 52.

Edited by flitzthesoulreaper

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Couple of questions I was wondering if anyone knew the answer too:

Has anyone tried throwing snow at their own fort? Does that work? Do you still get throw/hit experience?

 

And do the 'higher damage' throwable things give more experience? So throwing loose snow gives you 1 exp, does packed snow give you 2? And does an icicle give you 4 or 5?

 

Cheers biggrin.gif

In the other thread someone posted that they had attacked their own fort, and said "DON'T do that." I don't know what happened; they didn't say....

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Tried hitting myself. You get 0 exp and 1 damage. Avoid at all costs. (My sacrifice has been for the common good! *dun dun dun*)

 

Ninja'd by Fuzzbucket. WELL NOW YOU KNOW.

 

You need 63 EXP for level 19.

Edited by flitzthesoulreaper

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I believe the new snow time might be 55 minutes.

I got my last few at 12:05 pm EST and got this batch at 1 pm EST instead of 1:05 pm.

You get at every XX:00. smile.gif It doesn't matter what time you got the last time.

 

In the other thread someone posted that they had attacked their own fort, and said "DON'T do that." I don't know what happened; they didn't say....

I did that accidentally TWICE. You lose a snowball and gain nothing. D:

 

EDIT: Also, I'm pretty sure that level 25 isn't the maximum. o.o I'm at level 20+ and still have a silver medal (got it at around level 17 or 18).

 

P.S. Level 24 is gained at 90 EXP.

Edited by Evolette

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Thanks to those who posted the experience required to reach different levels. I will keep on updating the first post as time permits.

 

Note: if you attack my fort, I will be able to level up and collect more statistics on my own. Hint, hint. wink.gif

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Also, the most cost-effective items seem to be the packed snow and ice ones. With packed-snow walls doing the same job for the same cost as most of the ice ones. Best defensive and most cost-effectice structure (NOT wall) so far seems to be the Ice Keep.

 

Also, the badge is still bronze at level 18. I need one more exp for 19 so I can't confirm, can anyone else?

Edited by flitzthesoulreaper

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You indeed get 3 exp for destroying a fort completely, the message you get will be the following:

 

You toss a loose snowball at [username]'s fort, dealing 1 damage. The fort is destroyed in the process.

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