October 13, 2014
Coffee Crusader Primer
I hope you're all enjoying the Curse of the Phantom Pixel event! Some have voiced some concern about the EpicDuel portion of the event -- specifically about the difficulty. I realize some may be joining us for the first time, or the first time in a long, LONG time. For the newcomers, here's a quick guide for starting the event and completing the Phantom Pixel missions in EpicDuel.
This guide is assuming you've already created an account, a character, and completed the tutorial missions. If you needed to create a new character, you will need to complete EpicDuel's brief tutorial -- which will actually teach you a great deal about EpicDuel's mission system. If you already have a character, you will not need to complete the tutorial.
Without further ado, here we go!
First, click on the Mission Log button from your main HUD.
This will bring up the mission lists. From this interface, you can view all available missions in EpicDuel. They are divided into Permanent, Event, and Daily Missions. The Curse of the Phantom Pixel Mission group is know as Coffee Crusader, and it is located at the top of the Event Missions list.
Clicking Coffee Crusader will display all the mission in the group, but you cannot accept the mission until you visit the NPC offering it. Luckily, there's a handy Jump-To button to teleport to Titan.
Once on this screen, click Titan to display his options.
You see he offers the mission "Handle It!" This is the first mission in the Coffee Crusader chain.
Now you can see the complete mission details including all the mission in the chain, mission text, rewards, and the requirements. Click "Accept Mission" when you are ready. Be sure to carefully read the mission text -- while providing flavor for the story, it may also offer more details about how to complete the mission.
Confirm Accept Mission. You can only progress on the mission if you accept.
For this first mission you must win 5 1v1 battles.
Click the Fight 1v1 Battle on the HUD to start a battle.
You can go back to the Mission Log at any time to track your progress. Your progress is saved even if you log out. However, if you abort the mission or accept another mission before completing your current mission, progress will be lost.
When you have completed the mission, click Complete Mission from your Mission Log, and receive your reward. In this case, your reward will be a mission item. Don't worry, you'll need it for the next mission!
Now that you're familiarized with EpicDuel's mission system, the next few should be cake so I'll give a brief rundown of each. If you're ever confused, you can check your Mission Log at any time to re-read mission text, check your progress, and review requirements.
For this mission you will need to search for a piece of Titan's Mug. Run from screen to screen searching for something that looks out of place. The item is somewhere in Frysteland so if you're not in Frysteland, you've missed the item. If an object you find is the mission item you're seeking, you will be able to click on it and add it to your inventory. If you've looked everywhere and still can't find anything, check to make sure you're on the correct mission -- scavenger hunt items only appear if the mission is active.
Return to Titan to turn in the item and complete the mission.
The Sound of Silence
For many players, this will probably be the most difficult and time-consuming mission. To complete it, you will need to win 5 2v2 battles.
This is another search mission. Titan tells you to search around Caden. To quickly find Caden, you can click the Map button from your HUD to see the map of Delta V. Clicking on a region like The Wasteland will show all the NPCs in the region. You can jump to any NPC by clicking it's avatar image. You may need a moment to find Caden, but once you find him, you can jump right to him and grab the final Mug piece.
Contents Under Pressure
This mission will require you to battle and defeat the NPC Talia to get her to drop a mission item. She was reduced to level 5 for this mission to make her easier to defeat for new players. Chances are, after completing the Tutorial missions and the PvP missions, most players will be well beyond level 1.
That's all there is to it! With a little persistence, you'll have Titan's Mug in no time!