Explanation of Challenges: How to Vanish/Summon - FAQ

[Post New]by TheSherlockian on Aug 26, 14 1:02 PM
Overview of Challenges

Types of Challenges
Challenges are the little icons that appear randomly above areas as you complete hidden object scenes. For example, there's:
- Eclipse (darkened screen with a single point of light)
- Tornado (scrambles the letters of the hidden object items)
- Distortion (reveals hidden object items only within a set window)
- Endless Rain (Names only one hidden item at a time - rather than 6)
- Starlight/fall (Reduces the time allotted to finish a scene)
- Northern Light (flips the hidden object scene into mirror mode)

These challenges appear at random, but you can also control them through the use of "tools" that you can craft or receive as rewards. The use of each tool is explained in both the crafting and shop menus. For example, the Moonstone Ring summons/adds Eclipse to a scene and the Amber Ring removes/vanishes Eclipse from a scene.
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Tasks Requiring Use of Challenges

- Summon a challenge (use appropriate tool)
- Vanish a challenge (use appropriate tool)
- Complete a scene with "x number" of challenges (here, you can either wait for a scene to gather challenges or summon them manually)
- Complete a scene with a specific challenge (again, you can wait for your challenge to randomly appear or use a summon)
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Summoning a Challenge
- Open the overview menu of the desired scene
- In the bottom left-hand panel, you'll see a "+" sign under "Challenges".
- Click it and a menu will appear with the available challenges.
- Under the desired challenge you can either "Use" or "Craft" a tool.
- After the tool is applied, the challenge will be added to the scene

Vanishing a Challenge
- Open the overview menu of the desired scene with the active challenge
- In the bottom left-hand panel, you'll see the challenges active
- Click on the "-" sign in the circle next to the appropriate challenge
- A window will open that will ask if you want to "Craft" or "Use" a tool to banish the challenge. Click Use (or craft--whichever you'd like to do).
- From there, the challenge will "vanish" from the scene

Edited on 08/26/2014 at 1:08:02 PM PST


 

Re:Explanation of Challenges: How to Vanish/Summon - FAQ

[Post New]by LadySparkle55 on Sep 2, 14 3:02 PM
Does the Distortion challenge ever appear of itself? I've had a couple of quests that want you to vanish the Distortion challenge. I have had to create the challenge and then the vanish-er in order to complete the quest. Is that how it's supposed to work?

 

Re:Explanation of Challenges: How to Vanish/Summon - FAQ

[Post New]by TheSherlockian on Sep 2, 14 7:21 PM
LadySparkle55 wrote:Does the Distortion challenge ever appear of itself? I've had a couple of quests that want you to vanish the Distortion challenge. I have had to create the challenge and then the vanish-er in order to complete the quest. Is that how it's supposed to work?

In my experience, the Distortion challenge has only ever appeared once at random (at the very beginning of the game). For the tasks that require you to vanish it, you're correct that you'll have to summon it manually. The good news is that false Mirrors are pretty "cheap" to create, and they're also the reward from the "Crown of Kings" relic.

 

Re:Explanation of Challenges: How to Vanish/Summon - FAQ

[Post New]by firempress on Oct 20, 14 6:49 PM
I am frustrated. Summoned the Vanish challenge twice..and it doesnt show 'finished in the quest. Anyone help on this?

 
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Re:Explanation of Challenges: How to Vanish/Summon - FAQ

[Post New]by Tazzz21 on Oct 21, 14 1:51 AM
does the quest only tell you to summon a challenge, or do you need to play the scene including the challenge?
maybe playing the scene might help.

 

Re:Explanation of Challenges: How to Vanish/Summon - FAQ

[Post New]by jeromee on Feb 22, 15 3:07 AM
Just one more glitch in this stupid game!!!!

 
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Re:Explanation of Challenges: How to Vanish/Summon - FAQ

[Post New]by silver_hawk on Feb 22, 15 5:29 AM
Remember to hit the go to button or look carefully at the picture and the icon next to it when a quest asks you to summon or vanish a challenge.

It seems often times the phrase will say [for example] summon a rain challenge for the Greenhouse when it really means (if you notice the icon next to the picture) Starfall.

Other times it want you to summon a challenge at a specific place but the picture is wrong but the challenge is correct. Another example. Summon tornado challenge at the Asian Market when it really shows a picture of and means Chinese Block.

So if your completing a quest and it does not register as completed check to make sure your completing the right HOS and/or challenge by looking at the picture and not the phrase.

When in doubt use the go to button. That will always take you to the right place.

 
 
 
 
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