While I don't have a pretty picture for you this time, I'd like to announce a two-day event that is unlike any other: The DC Festival of Eggs.
What is this festival of eggs? Well, it's very similar to an easter egg hunt. For the next two days, special eggs designed just for the event will pop up in random spots on the site. Click on them and they'll go in your "basket." Everyone can see your basket, and the more you collect, the more full your basket is.
So get searching!
Every five to fifteen minutes, a special egg appears on the next page. When clicked, a little egg basket appears at the top of the user's scroll, and users can click on it to see the eggs they have collected. The color of the baskets differs between scrolls, and the amount of eggs within increases at certain milestones.
During the days of the Festival, eggs will appear in random locations on any page of the Dragon Cave site. Users can click on the eggs to collect them. As these are event collectables rather than true eggs, users do not need to have an egg slot available to collect them.
After an egg is collected, the next egg will appear at a random interval between 5 and 15 minutes. Refreshing the page or navigating around the site will not decrease the interval. Once an egg has spawned, it will continue to appear until the user collects it. Eggs will continue to appear throughout the event, until the user has collected all of the eggs from each year of the event. Users can view their collection by clicking the egg basket badge at the top of their scroll. The badge will appear once a user has collected an egg from a Festival.
Egg basket badge
The badges replaced the big baskets after the 2010 Festival ended. With the following Festival of Eggs events, the small badges were obtainable again for those who missed out on the previous events in the years before.
Previous "Festival of Eggs" events
|Festival of Eggs - 2010|
|The first Festival of Eggs. There were 38 eggs to collect in 2010.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2011|
|The second annual Festival of Eggs, this time with 53 eggs to collect.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2012|
|The third annual Festival of Eggs was celebrated with a total of 42 eggs.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2013|
|In 2013 the "Festival of Eggs" returned with 51 new eggs.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2014|
|2014's Festival of Eggs has 55 eggs, more than any in previous year.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2015|
|The Festival of Eggs in 2015 was the biggest Festival of Eggs to date, with 62 eggs.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2016|
|The 2016 Festival of eggs included 60 collectable eggs.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2017|
|The Festival of Eggs in 2017 was slightly smaller than the previous year's event, having 56 eggs in total to collect.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2018|
|The ninth annual Festival of Eggs began on April 1, 2018. It included 54 eggs, which initially appeared in shades of mint green as an April Fool's joke.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2019|
|The tenth annual Festival of Eggs began on April 21, 2019 and lasted for 3 days. The event included 62 eggs.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2020|
|The eleventh annual Festival of Eggs began on April 12, 2020 and lasted for 3 days. The event included 60 eggs.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2021|
|The twelfth annual Festival of Eggs began on April 4, 2021 and lasted for one week. The event included 60 eggs.|
|Festival of Eggs - 2022|
|The thirteenth annual Festival of Eggs began on April 17, 2022, and continued for one week. The event included 49 eggs.|