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Celebrated by Gnomes throughout Norrath, the Tinkerfest holiday occurs for several days near the end of July, through the beginning of August, and exalts the craft of Tinkering and the joy of Clockworks. During Tinkerfest, Gnomes hold festivals celebrating tinkering and all things gnomish, frequently exchanging gifts with family members and celebrating their heritage. Once celebrated regularly, it has only been recently resurrected post-shattering.

OverviewEdit

Speaking Gnomish will be handy for this holiday! Tik-Tok is not required but can also be helpful.

Celebrations and celebrators can be found wherever gnomes are found. To find out more about this summer celebration, speak with any Celebrations Coordinator NPC. However, the central location to all Tinkerfest celebrations is in the Gnomeland Security Headquarters in Steamfont Mountains. To make your way there, many "Unstable Tinkered Portals" can be found throughout Norrath to transport you to the party headquarters. Before you go, make sure you stop by a merchant who sells language primers if you don't speak Gnomish, as you need it for some quests!

New This YearEdit

  • In 2019, Tinkerfest is scheduled to begin July 18, 2019 through Friday, August 2, 2019.
Please list any new quests or items added in 2019 and remove this note. Please move old dates and retired (outdated) info to the Event History and Retired Quests section.

TLE ServersEdit

The TLE (Time Locked Expansion server or servers always have limited access to live events, based on that server's current expansion and any rules that limit some types of play.

  • In 2019 Kaladim and Fallen Gate: will have a special event merchant who carries unique Tinkerfest items!
  • In 2019 Stormhold: most of the event except for the Aether Races, The Reticent Tinkerer, and Quest: Hack 'n Slash.
  • Like the live servers, the Shiny Tinkerfest Cog (event currency) can be collected like "shinies," however, they will also only spawn in the same cities on the TLE server.

Annual Goodies and HighlightsEdit

  • This event offers steampunk-themed cosmetic clothing and accessories, mad machines to decorate with, and robot pets to follow you everywhere you go.
  • The Tinkerfest Inquisitor merc, Dok-Tok Mk III has equal stats to Zhugrus Blightstaff.
  • The Kajiggers (wing mounts) have always been popular, but more so in places with steps or tiers. It can be harder to navigate such places with a riding mount, and it is easier with wings. Jetpacks are a recent addition for the leaping set.
  • The PQ Quest: Hack 'n Slash drops parts for a familiar, and a Green Adornment with Fervor, plus two limited-use recipes. There are many other goodies for decorators and a Mythical armor piece for Head slot that features the Accuracy stat.
  • Tinkerfest's Aether races are considered "the hardest" - give them a try, the Achievement, Furiously Fast, really feels like you've accomplished something.
  • Be sure to do Great Balls of Fire early on, it can seem like the quests "stop" if that one is missed.
  • Go prepared: your tinkerer will need more than 136 Shiny Tinkerfest Cogs to buy all the blueprints this year, assuming s/he doesn't have them yet.
  • Tinkerfest Cheer - have you taken a close look at the effect given by the Gnomish spirits? Go look, you may want to spread more cheer this year.

PortalsEdit

Unstable tinkered portal

The celebrating Gnomes surround the green, glowing Unstable Tinkered Portal in Freeport.

Both the common event currency, Shiny Tinkerfest Cogs and the event (purple shiny) collectibles are found in all locations around these portals.

Evil-Aligned Cities with PortalsEdit

  • Freeport - in East Freeport ( -107, -24, 106 ) /waypoint -107, -24, 106
  • Gorowyn - near to the first elevator upon entering the city from Timorous Deep ( 2575, 8, 1228 ) /waypoint 2575, 8, 1228
  • Neriak - within Indigo Hollow ( 42, 17, -32 ) /waypoint 42, 17, -32

Good-Aligned Cities with PortalsEdit

Other PortalsEdit

QuestsEdit

Public QuestEdit

A guide for the Public Quests can be found on the EQ2 Traders Website.

Unlimited RepeatableEdit

These quests can be repeated multiple times, in some cases trigering a new quest to unlock or an achievement.

Annual (Repeatable)Edit

You can only do these once each time the event goes live.

Non-RepeatableEdit

Guide QuestsEdit

These quests are only available if a Guide is present in Gnomeland Security Headquarters.

Aether RacesEdit

CollectablesEdit

Tinkerfest AchievementsEdit

Since 2013, Tinkerfest has its own Achievements!

Event Currency and MerchantsEdit

CurrencyEdit

Shiny tinkerfest cog

A Shiny Tinkerfest Cog as it appears on the ground before it is picked up.

This event has two types of currency.

Tips:
  • Before spending the Platinum version of the cogs, check both merchants for items that require them!
  • The cogs have a fast respawn time, but if you feel that you're being trampled in the rush of party-loving gnomes, check out one of the alternate locations.

MerchantsEdit

Both merchants are located in Gnomeland Security Headquarters at ( -579, 171, 995 ) /waypoint -579, 171, 995. They are standing next to each other amidst the celebrating Gnomes.

  • Myron - has a few blueprints
  • Tarly - has most of the blueprints

Myron and Tarly sell a range of cogs, springs, gears and the like. Many are the same as craftable versions found in the Tinkerfest blueprints, while some are unique to the vendor. They also have "kajiggers" which are Gnomish wings (flying mounts) in addition to other mounts available for purchase.

See the Tinkerfest Merchant Items page for a full list of items sold by Myron and Tilly.

Tinkering and TinkerfestEdit

You don't have to be a Tinkerer to enjoy the event, but do need the skill to use the Blueprints sold during the event. The good news is this event offers some opportunity to help speed up the leveling of the Tinkering skill.

  • If you have your Tinkering skills leveled up to 400 or 450, you can use Clockwork Brain recipe to cheaply finish up to 500. Otherwise, the pressure on Amber will make it very expensive, or time consuming to harvest more.
  • Tinkerfest recipes seem to have a better chance to give skillups. See the Tinkering page for more ideas.

Cog-Collecting MacroEdit

Harvest Tinkerfest Cog Macro

Sample "Harvest Tinkerfest Cog" Macro

You can make a macro for harvesting Tinkerfest purple shinies and Shiny Tinkerfest Cogs. Simply walk up to either a shiny or a Shiny Tinkerfest Cog and click the macro!

    1. Press O to open the Macros window.
    2. Find a blank macro slot and click on <click to edit>
    3. Add a Command Step: /target_nearest_npc
    4. Add a Spell/Ability step, then from your Knowledge Window, drag over the Ability Collecting
    5. Add a Spell/Ability step, then from your Knowledge Window, drag over the Ability Gathering
    6. Give your macro a title. I like to drag a Shiny Tinkerfest Cog onto the icon picture myself.
    7. Click OK
    8. Drag the new macro to a hotbar for easy access.

Event History and Retired QuestsEdit

To keep the most relevant information at the top, please move any retired quests or historical notes to this section.

  • 2018 Tinkerfest dates: July 19, 2018 through Friday, August 3, 2018.
  • 2017 Tinkerfest dates: July 20, 2017 through Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
  • 2015 Tinkerfest dates: 07/26/2015 at 12:01 AM PST through 08/03/2015.

CreditsEdit

Soe logo white EQ2i credits posts in this thread written by Kaitheel at the SOE/DBG Forums for some of the information in this article.

Eqtcsmlogo EQ2i credits EQ2 Traders for some of the information in this article.


Icon gears red (Common) This article refers to events, personae and activities only accessable in-game during the annual Tinkerfest festivities that occur roughly from the end of July to early August.


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