With a little help from the Gummy Grims, you have found your way to the first challenge of your trip through Candyworld! Your feet come to a halt on the colorful pavement of Turkish delights, and you stare at this destination. The card said the Chocolate River, and what else could this be called but a chocolate river? It winds through Candyworld’s snowy, frosty landscape like a torrent of tastiness, flowing from a waterfall (chocolatefall?) in the distance.
Before the banks of this river stand more Gummy Grims, guarding two large, industrial tanks. At your arrival, the first tank upends itself into the river, spilling what look like cubes made of marshmallows. “That looks scrumptious,” you remark. It’s like you’ve been invited to a giant trough of marshmallow-laden hot cocoa.
Then the second tank upends itself, spilling what look like regular Eyewire cubes… mergery cubes! “That looks not very scrumptious,” you add. Now they are ruining a perfectly nice treat with accuracy-plummeting rubbish!
One Gummy Grim holds up a timer and sets it for two hours. Another Gummy Grim holds up a marshmallow and gives you a thumbs up. Yet another Gummy Grim holds up a merger-cube and gives you a thumbs down.
“Aha!” You understand. You have two hours to swim in the river and collect as many chocolate-coated marshmallows as you can, hoping to avoid chocolate-coated mergers!
There will be two chances to attempt this challenge. All times are EST:
Session 1 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on 12/9
Session 2 – 10:00 PM to 11:59 PM on 12/9
EyeWire HQ will bestow typical Happy Hour bonuses for your work during each of those time frames, but there’s more than that to earn!
80% accuracy – You are a successful Marshmallow Hunter! Congratulations!
90% accuracy – Oh my! We have a Marshmallow Master on our hands.
95% accuracy – The Gummy Grims stand in disbelief. They have been bested by a Grandmaster of Marshmallows.
Extra point bonuses will be added to your baseline Happy Hour earnings, as follows:
1st Place Accuracy – 10,000 point bonus
2nd Place Accuracy – 8,000 point bonus
3rd Place Accuracy – 6,000 point bonus
Anyone else with 95% – 5,000 point bonus
Anyone else with 90% – 3,000 point bonus
Anyone else with 80% – 2,000 point bonus
Under 80% but played at least 20 cubes – 1,000 point bonus
Please remember that these bonuses are non-cumulative; first place accuracy gets a flat 10,000 points, for example.
Mentors: You are still allowed to mentor people during these time windows. Please just use your best judgment as to whether someone is asking you for basic newbie help vs. trying to have you boost their accuracy on cube after cube.
Scythes: Please avoid scything during these time windows. Even though accuracy for this will be retroactively calculated, we would prefer to go with accuracy based on players’ raw tracing. By the time this challenge is scored, don’t worry, admins will have corrected consensus as needed.
Artwork by Tyler Scagliarini