Attack on the Castle is an event planned for patch 1.46. It officially started on the 26th of January, 2015, it ended with the fall of the Castle on the 11th of Feburary. It will involve attacking 4 forts and a castle, each fort is manned by a moderator, and the castle is manned by all 4 moderators and the admin. The players must attack the first fort on the list, once a fort has been destroyed, all of the remaining forts will move upwards on the list, you cannot attack the castle until all 4 forts are destroyed. The moderators can repair any fort they like, however they have a dynamic time limit that gets shorter and shorter depending on how many attacks have been dealt. The exact formula is y=1+(1/(0.0002x+1)) where y is the timer length, and x is the total amount of attacks dealt.
You can purchase 3 types of weapons. Ice Cream Balls, Ice Cream Arrows, Ice Cream Boulder Catapult. The Ice Cream Balls provide 1 power, Ice Cream Arrows provide 5 power, and the Ice Cream Boulder Catapult provides 10 power. Each attack on the forts/castle deals a maximum of 200 damage, or 300 if you attack within 2 minutes of another player, but it will get boosted by 0.01 per total attacks, so after 7,531 total attacks, the base damage dealt will be 275.31, and with the boost, it will be 412.965. When you attack, your power will be used as damage, so 1 power = 1 damage, so make sure you have over 200 power if you wish to deal the most amount of damage! You may attack once every 10 minutes, the main aim is to attack with high amounts of people as the moderators can heal their castle extremely quickly, so single strong attacks will be futile.
There are multiple rewards that can be obtained by participating in this event, such as cow items, a badge, and a title:
|Help destroy 1 fort||Badge|
|Help destroy 2 forts||Steel Shield|
|Help destroy 3 forts||Suit of Steel Armor|
|Help destroy 4 forts||Steel Sword|
|Help destroy the castle||"The Usurper" title|
This is the badge that can be obtained by helping to destroy a fort:
How to Join Edit
This event is only accessible by being invited by another player. If you are already in the event and want to invite someone else, simply type their name into the text field at the very bottom of the event box and hit "Recruit a player to the attack". Once you have been invited by another player, you are prompted with 3 options, these options are Yes, No, and Turn in for descent. If you choose yes then you will join the event. If you choose no then you will not join the event. But if you choose turn in for descent, then the person who invited you will lose 50% of their power and you will not join the event. If you happen to choose no or turn in, then that doesn't mean you can't join the event in the future, all you need to do is be invited again.
Event Text Edit
Upon being invited you will be provided a box with the following text:
|[Player] appears from the shadows and pulls you aside in secret.
“There is something very wrong with the Council in Ice Cream Standopia. Ice has been forming across our lands, but the Council turns a blind eye. Something is not right, there are whispers of a large beast made of ice causing this corruption! We need to rise up and attack the castle.”
Will you join us in our time of need?
Upon joining the event, you should see the following text inside the main event box:
|Players||Moderators and Admins|
|Buy weapons to increase the strength of your attacks. Attack up to once every 10 minutes, with up to 200 power. Attack within 2 minutes of another player to get a 50% bonus to your attack.||You are on the council in Ice Cream Standopia. The citizens have gone mad and are revolting! Or so the ice that has grown around the forts and castle tells you. Buy knights to protect your forts and castles!|
And finally, upon the forts/castle being destroyed, this text shall show:
Fort of the Beepboop
|“We did it! The fort of Beepboop has fallen!... W-what’s this?!” The Mod that resided in the fort has turned into a dust of darkness and has retreated to another fort.|
Fort of the Xenko
|“We did it! The Fort of the Xenko has fallen!... W-what’s this?!” The Mod that resided in the fort has turned into a dust of darkness and has retreated to another fort.|
The Defensinator of the Defenestrator
|“We did it! The Defensinator of the Defenestrator has fallen!... W-what’s this?!” The Mod that resided in the fort has turned into a dust of darkness and has retreated to another fort.|
The Halls of the Golden Suns
|“We did it! the The Halls of the Golden Suns has fallen!... W-what’s this?!” The Mod that resided in the fort has turned into a dust of darkness and has retreated to another fort.|
|“The Castle has fallen!” As the rebels cheered on, but ceased as a dark voice rang throughout the skies. “You’ve made my job easy citizens of Ice Cream Stand. Destroying your own lands with your rebellion, now time for your reward.” An Icey beast rose from the rubble of the castle and raised a hand then quickly lowered it. The lands of Ice Creamtopia began to cave down into the dark depths beneath the kingdom.|
The event ended when the Castle fell on the 11th of Feburary, 2015. Upon completion, the items remained on player's cows and in the Bovine Boutique, player badges and titles were also kept.
This marked the ending of the event to be the winning ending, which influenced the story "The Day the Castle Fell".