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What is the Light Egg Famine?

In September of 2020, there was an abrupt purchasing of Light Eggs from the Auction House. Knowledge of this hit Nature and Fire Discords almost simultaneously, resulting in upwards of a dozen FR players (now referred to as the 'Original Campfire Crew') watching the AH as entrepreneuring individuals listed Light Eggs at outrageous markups.


What is the Light Egg Famine?

In September of 2020, there was an abrupt purchasing of Light Eggs from the Auction House. Knowledge of this hit Nature and Fire Discords almost simultaneously, resulting in upwards of a dozen FR players (now referred to as the 'Original Campfire Crew') watching the AH as entrepreneuring individuals listed Light Eggs at outrageous markups.


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[center][size=5][b]Official Timeline[/b][/size][/center] [b]Sepetember 14, 2020:[/b] ~FR 06:00 [LIST] [*]I had a Light Egg drop in Coli [*]Checked AH, but there were zero Light Eggs [*]Thought I miss-typed, called up @brevityis to check AH [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/8bb685bf1fc976bc38af7d2721a88ee4/c16b3fccaa315458-bd/s500x750/8bbd352d0f0fe0957d164d9b5b585f73dcf7914f.png[/img] (Discord PM, FR 06:07) [LIST] [*]@/brevityis confirmed lack of Light Eggs on the AH [*]Listed Light Egg at 600g [*]600g Light Egg sold instantly [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/75fa1d6fa7245e47a7a91347dec4ad0e/c16b3fccaa315458-51/s500x750/76fcce1177ba6d4249cd099630835c75d78c663a.png[/img] (Nature Discord, FR 06:12) [LIST] [*]Immediately went to scream at Nature Discord to sell their Light Eggs, @/brevityis went to scream at Fire Discord [*]@Sorrowspark of Nature listed a Light Egg at 800g [*]800g Light Egg sold instantly [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/d557862f28f8588d94cd7de61efbbde8/c16b3fccaa315458-a6/s500x750/41bd13593fcb9b95689b50e9e364fa6d94f0417d.png[/img] (Nature Discord, FR 06:20) [LIST] [*]By now, both Fire and Nature Discords are watching the AH, the Campfire officially begins [*]@Sikora of Fire listed a Light Egg at 1kg, just to see what happened [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/4aa4c2d5b0ba4fb23a6d8efba75f4885/c16b3fccaa315458-5e/s500x750/5241937796dcc1908a8a498156b082d0a0e62db3.png[/img] (Discord PM, FR 07:00) [LIST] [*]Campfire crew watched for hours as cheaper Light Eggs were listed, and the market bounced back. [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/e59b6979e967c974b672ec334934eae4/c16b3fccaa315458-90/s500x750/3d9d15e388856a32ec6b1112a4093d56d9a45167.png[/img] (Nature Discord, FR 11:52) [LIST] [*]Campfire Crew believed this was the end of the Light Egg Famine. [/LIST] [b]September 15, 2020[/b]: [LIST] [*]@Yomz of Shadow learned of the Light Egg Famine from @/brevityis, and decided to list a Light Egg for 1kg [/LIST] [b]September 23, 2020[/b]: [LIST] [*]@Kylaila of Nature post about the Light Egg Famine in the forums [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/7a17728721803fd4aa2d6f7130c5b342/c16b3fccaa315458-9a/s500x750/669dd55324ac26fe3a5348d3f42639fa74bab174.png[/img] (FR forum, FR 04:20) [LIST] [*]@Zeatehk of Lightning sees the post and decides to purchase a Light Egg. [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/e7561de66038fbdbe4a31fb794d170e7/c16b3fccaa315458-bf/s500x750/893e0091844475357d2dd0bd01b4a64f2bd2e1a8.png[/img] (FR forum, FR 04:41) [LIST] [*]@/Zeatehk creates the [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2912237/1]i can’t make it back sO[/url] thread about their purchase and hatching of the 1kg Light Egg [*]@/Kylaila informs Nature Flight of @/Zeatehk’s thread [/LIST] [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/700276e8f694e8bbfb92680dc70bb4be/c16b3fccaa315458-c7/s500x750/55e5a9effc854d4fab65a5ed0ca1c3471f941367.png[/img] (Nature Discord, 06:26) [LIST] [*]Campfire Crew of both Fire and Nature flock to the forums [/LIST]
Official Timeline

Sepetember 14, 2020: ~FR 06:00

  • I had a Light Egg drop in Coli
  • Checked AH, but there were zero Light Eggs
  • Thought I miss-typed, called up @brevityis to check AH
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(Discord PM, FR 06:07)
  • @/brevityis confirmed lack of Light Eggs on the AH
  • Listed Light Egg at 600g
  • 600g Light Egg sold instantly
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(Nature Discord, FR 06:12)
  • Immediately went to scream at Nature Discord to sell their Light Eggs, @/brevityis went to scream at Fire Discord
  • @Sorrowspark of Nature listed a Light Egg at 800g
  • 800g Light Egg sold instantly
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(Nature Discord, FR 06:20)
  • By now, both Fire and Nature Discords are watching the AH, the Campfire officially begins
  • @Sikora of Fire listed a Light Egg at 1kg, just to see what happened
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(Discord PM, FR 07:00)
  • Campfire crew watched for hours as cheaper Light Eggs were listed, and the market bounced back.
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(Nature Discord, FR 11:52)
  • Campfire Crew believed this was the end of the Light Egg Famine.


September 15, 2020:

  • @Yomz of Shadow learned of the Light Egg Famine from @/brevityis, and decided to list a Light Egg for 1kg



September 23, 2020:

  • @Kylaila of Nature post about the Light Egg Famine in the forums
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(FR forum, FR 04:20)
  • @Zeatehk of Lightning sees the post and decides to purchase a Light Egg.
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(FR forum, FR 04:41)
  • @/Zeatehk creates the i can’t make it back sO thread about their purchase and hatching of the 1kg Light Egg
  • @/Kylaila informs Nature Flight of @/Zeatehk’s thread
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(Nature Discord, 06:26)
  • Campfire Crew of both Fire and Nature flock to the forums
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Tell Your Story

I will be interviewing select individuals to complete the Timeline. Afterwards, I will leave these questions open for anyone else who whishes to contribute.

You can answer these in-thread, or PM me if you wish to remain Anonymous.
  1. How did you hear about the event now known as the Light Egg Famine? When?
  2. What was your reaction to the LE Famine?
  3. Did you list any Light Eggs? For how much? Did they sell?
  4. Did you tell anyone about the LE Famine? When and where?
Tell Your Story

I will be interviewing select individuals to complete the Timeline. Afterwards, I will leave these questions open for anyone else who whishes to contribute.

You can answer these in-thread, or PM me if you wish to remain Anonymous.
  1. How did you hear about the event now known as the Light Egg Famine? When?
  2. What was your reaction to the LE Famine?
  3. Did you list any Light Eggs? For how much? Did they sell?
  4. Did you tell anyone about the LE Famine? When and where?
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[center][size=5][b]Interviews[/b][/size][/center] [quote]"I wasn't exactly sure about any "Light Egg Famine" to be honest! I just saw Kylaila's post and was like 'oooh I'm a rash rich boy and I need some giggles' and bought a light egg for 1kg." "After I realized what caused the listing I was curious and was even invested in what happened. Glad to be apart of it hAHA" [b]@/Zeatehk of Lightning, purchaser of 1kg Light Egg[/b][/quote] [quote]"I honestly wish I knew when I posted my listing, but I'm pretty sure I had to re-list it bc it timed out before it got bought, so over 7 days ago. It was definitely after 09/14 when Brev gave a heads up about light eggs selling out on Discord... There were only a few eggs listed when I put mine up, and I mostly put it up thinking "Won't hurt anyone if it doesn't get sold, so might as well try" and definitely not expecting it to sell." "I had no idea this was getting talked about so much before that point, and I am greatly entertained as I slowly find out more context of this, bc it's beautiful!" [b]@/Yomz of Shadow, seller of 1kg Light Egg[/b][/quote] [quote]"I heard about it in the Nature Discord. Heard people talk about rising prices, and advising peeps to sell high. I was happy to keep repeating that message because money made is happy. Shared happiness is good." "I didn't have any Light eggs so I didn't particularly care, I just wanted people to know about it for good investment." [b]@/Kylaila of Nature, Original Campfire Crew[/b][/quote] [quote]"Heard about it from brevityis when she posted info on Fire Discord. I had a spare light egg and wanted to see how far would it go and listed it for 1k gems. XD [We] were watching what happens and laughing (at least I was). [i]Is 1kg a limit the crazy buyer doesn't want to cross? Or maybe they already got what they wanted? Ooooor maybe they stopped watching the market?[/i] "I listed 2 eggs in total (I didn't have more light eggs), we decided to list the second one for 800g and see if anything happens. At some point other people joined and both of my eggs were undercut. None of them sold obviously, but at least my [i]eggcellent[/i] collection is in one piece!" [b]@/sikora of Fire, Original Campfire Crew & lister of 1kg Light Egg[/b][/quote] [quote]"I can confirm that there were 25 eggs involved." [b]@/[i]an insider from Tempest Spire[/i][/b][/quote] [quote]"This whole event starts actually on the 14th when I get a DM about a temporary giftbomb server to join for someone's birthday giftbomb. Now the original gifts have already been sent and the Birthday Person has gone to bed stating anymore gifts will be opened tomorrow. So of course there are those who take that as a challenge and plan to giftbomb at the same time so they awake to dozens of messages. This also proceeds without much hitch, sending a very consistent theme to 25 gifts. It gets nuts, there's skins, rare items, stacks upon stacks of food and junk, we're throwing items a each other and to make up 25 and the hype is only growing. I have 25 Crimson Jadevine in my message and I remember 25 Swirl vials and 25 Smirch genes. So the gifts are sent off at I think 1am ish and we wonder if we should pile on a bit more on before they wake up. So we debate about sending a few extra messages and what they should be. But then of course there is always that particular madlad who wants to go all in and being an already prolific gifter they decide it's go big or go home and plan to acquire 25 Unhatched Light Eggs, even if that means they have to buy every egg on the Auction House at the time. So I've been told they succeed in the early hours of the morning/very late night after I've gone to sleep wishing them luck and we await the giftees awakening and reaction. It's predictably alarmed at the sea of PMs and CRs and only more so when they find the increasing insane contents. What does someone do with 25 Light Eggs or Smirch genes? Only they can find out." [b]@/Anon[/b][/quote] [quote]"i can confirm, a few got together and bought 25 light eggs as a birthday gift for a valued member of our server" [b]@/Anon[/b][/quote] [quote]"I joined the group like 2 days after this happened, but I was filled in on the details: [LIST] [*]It was a birthday gift/s. [*]Was a total surprise to the recipient. [*]Total of 25 eggs." [/LIST] [b]@/Anon[/b][/quote] [quote]"Just popping in for a sec to confirm that at 06:45 [FR time], 9/14, a very decisive bop of 25 light eggs was received by our Birthday Person with caps lock and many tears." [b]@/Anon[/b][/quote] [quote]"I was part of the entire gifting event (both the original wave of giftbombs, AND the subsequent wave of '25-themed gifts' inspired by said original wave). What's this about another wave of gifts, you ask? Well, this story is actually slightly longer than you'd think. See, a friend had the idea to giftbomb our lovely birthday anon, and enlisted my help in organizing the event (mainly by informing those involved that it was time to bomb the birthday anon). That went off without a hitch, and our birthday anon woke up to at least a dozen gifts sitting in their inbox - a number that increased even as they went through the gifts, thanks to my 'helpfully' informing a few other friends. Well, one of the people so enlisted was quite amused by the text-based screaming that ensued, and took the birthday anon's statement that any further gifts would be opened tomorrow as a challenge. So they decided to create a temporary giftbomb server, recruiting at least two dozen people to flood their PMs and CR with '25' themed gifts while the birthday anon slept, blissfully unaware of the brewing chaos. Then, one of the people recruited (for the temporary giftbomb server) had the idea to bomb the birthday anon with 25 Light Eggs. Thus, preparations for The Great Egging ensued, and the person took to the coli to grind for eggs, in addition to stalking the AH and grabbing any Light Egg(s) listed. I can confirm that most of the eggs used in The Great Egging were indeed purchased off the AH (my contribution was one of the few that didn't come from the AH). I was personally there to witness the eggs pile up, and was able to confirm that they were successful shortly before going to sleep. I can also confirm that the birthday anon received their gift with much screaming, utter incredulity, and liberal application of capslock." [b]@/Anon[/b][/quote] [quote]"I was the mastermind of the original birthday bomb!! The second wave (where the eggs were splattered everywhere and people went crazy while the AH cried) I sadly missed out on due to my life becoming hectic but my friend "anon" kindly informed me that my act of [s]insanity[/s] kindness led to something much bigger via PM while I slept!! I woke up to this PM jokingly accusing me of indirectly being the cause of this famine (and including a link to the thread) and I just about wet myself I laughed so hard after I read the entire LEF thread, gg everyone...shadowlings everywhere thank you for the removal of all that shines too brightly [emoji=gloom tile size=1] ...but seriously though, this makes me feel great. I'm glad I inspired such insanity...I MEAN KINDNESS h a h a h a." [b]@/A vampire :F[/b][/quote] [quote]"1 yeeted at hibden 4 sold 20 sat on for future selling/gifting/hatching, depending on mood." [b]@/Birthday Anon[/b][/quote]
Interviews
Quote:
"I wasn't exactly sure about any "Light Egg Famine" to be honest! I just saw Kylaila's post and was like 'oooh I'm a rash rich boy and I need some giggles' and bought a light egg for 1kg."

"After I realized what caused the listing I was curious and was even invested in what happened. Glad to be apart of it hAHA"

@/Zeatehk of Lightning, purchaser of 1kg Light Egg

Quote:
"I honestly wish I knew when I posted my listing, but I'm pretty sure I had to re-list it bc it timed out before it got bought, so over 7 days ago. It was definitely after 09/14 when Brev gave a heads up about light eggs selling out on Discord... There were only a few eggs listed when I put mine up, and I mostly put it up thinking "Won't hurt anyone if it doesn't get sold, so might as well try" and definitely not expecting it to sell."

"I had no idea this was getting talked about so much before that point, and I am greatly entertained as I slowly find out more context of this, bc it's beautiful!"

@/Yomz of Shadow, seller of 1kg Light Egg

Quote:
"I heard about it in the Nature Discord. Heard people talk about rising prices, and advising peeps to sell high. I was happy to keep repeating that message because money made is happy. Shared happiness is good."

"I didn't have any Light eggs so I didn't particularly care, I just wanted people to know about it for good investment."

@/Kylaila of Nature, Original Campfire Crew

Quote:
"Heard about it from brevityis when she posted info on Fire Discord. I had a spare light egg and wanted to see how far would it go and listed it for 1k gems. XD [We] were watching what happens and laughing (at least I was).
Is 1kg a limit the crazy buyer doesn't want to cross?
Or maybe they already got what they wanted?
Ooooor maybe they stopped watching the market?


"I listed 2 eggs in total (I didn't have more light eggs), we decided to list the second one for 800g and see if anything happens. At some point other people joined and both of my eggs were undercut. None of them sold obviously, but at least my eggcellent collection is in one piece!"

@/sikora of Fire, Original Campfire Crew & lister of 1kg Light Egg

Quote:
"I can confirm that there were 25 eggs involved."

@/an insider from Tempest Spire

Quote:
"This whole event starts actually on the 14th when I get a DM about a temporary giftbomb server to join for someone's birthday giftbomb.
Now the original gifts have already been sent and the Birthday Person has gone to bed stating anymore gifts will be opened tomorrow. So of course there are those who take that as a challenge and plan to giftbomb at the same time so they awake to dozens of messages.
This also proceeds without much hitch, sending a very consistent theme to 25 gifts. It gets nuts, there's skins, rare items, stacks upon stacks of food and junk, we're throwing items a each other and to make up 25 and the hype is only growing. I have 25 Crimson Jadevine in my message and I remember 25 Swirl vials and 25 Smirch genes.
So the gifts are sent off at I think 1am ish and we wonder if we should pile on a bit more on before they wake up. So we debate about sending a few extra messages and what they should be.

But then of course there is always that particular madlad who wants to go all in and being an already prolific gifter they decide it's go big or go home and plan to acquire 25 Unhatched Light Eggs, even if that means they have to buy every egg on the Auction House at the time. So I've been told they succeed in the early hours of the morning/very late night after I've gone to sleep wishing them luck and we await the giftees awakening and reaction.
It's predictably alarmed at the sea of PMs and CRs and only more so when they find the increasing insane contents. What does someone do with 25 Light Eggs or Smirch genes? Only they can find out."

@/Anon

Quote:
"i can confirm, a few got together and bought 25 light eggs as a birthday gift for a valued member of our server"

@/Anon

Quote:
"I joined the group like 2 days after this happened, but I was filled in on the details:
  • It was a birthday gift/s.
  • Was a total surprise to the recipient.
  • Total of 25 eggs."

@/Anon

Quote:
"Just popping in for a sec to confirm that at 06:45 [FR time], 9/14, a very decisive bop of 25 light eggs was received by our Birthday Person with caps lock and many tears."

@/Anon

Quote:
"I was part of the entire gifting event (both the original wave of giftbombs, AND the subsequent wave of '25-themed gifts' inspired by said original wave).

What's this about another wave of gifts, you ask? Well, this story is actually slightly longer than you'd think. See, a friend had the idea to giftbomb our lovely birthday anon, and enlisted my help in organizing the event (mainly by informing those involved that it was time to bomb the birthday anon). That went off without a hitch, and our birthday anon woke up to at least a dozen gifts sitting in their inbox - a number that increased even as they went through the gifts, thanks to my 'helpfully' informing a few other friends.

Well, one of the people so enlisted was quite amused by the text-based screaming that ensued, and took the birthday anon's statement that any further gifts would be opened tomorrow as a challenge. So they decided to create a temporary giftbomb server, recruiting at least two dozen people to flood their PMs and CR with '25' themed gifts while the birthday anon slept, blissfully unaware of the brewing chaos.

Then, one of the people recruited (for the temporary giftbomb server) had the idea to bomb the birthday anon with 25 Light Eggs. Thus, preparations for The Great Egging ensued, and the person took to the coli to grind for eggs, in addition to stalking the AH and grabbing any Light Egg(s) listed.

I can confirm that most of the eggs used in The Great Egging were indeed purchased off the AH (my contribution was one of the few that didn't come from the AH). I was personally there to witness the eggs pile up, and was able to confirm that they were successful shortly before going to sleep.

I can also confirm that the birthday anon received their gift with much screaming, utter incredulity, and liberal application of capslock."

@/Anon

Quote:
"I was the mastermind of the original birthday bomb!! The second wave (where the eggs were splattered everywhere and people went crazy while the AH cried) I sadly missed out on due to my life becoming hectic but my friend "anon" kindly informed me that my act of insanity kindness led to something much bigger via PM while I slept!! I woke up to this PM jokingly accusing me of indirectly being the cause of this famine (and including a link to the thread) and I just about wet myself I laughed so hard after I read the entire LEF thread, gg everyone...shadowlings everywhere thank you for the removal of all that shines too brightly

...but seriously though, this makes me feel great. I'm glad I inspired such insanity...I MEAN KINDNESS h a h a h a."

@/A vampire :F

Quote:
"1 yeeted at hibden
4 sold
20 sat on for future selling/gifting/hatching, depending on mood."

@/Birthday Anon
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What caused the Famine? Who?


For now, the person(s) behind the LEF wish to remain anonymous.
They have a right to privacy, and may decide never to make their identities public, which we shall respect.


It is Confirmed that the LEF was caused by a giftbomb server collecting 25 Unhatched Light Eggs for a birthday gift.
What caused the Famine? Who?


For now, the person(s) behind the LEF wish to remain anonymous.
They have a right to privacy, and may decide never to make their identities public, which we shall respect.


It is Confirmed that the LEF was caused by a giftbomb server collecting 25 Unhatched Light Eggs for a birthday gift.
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Thread is now live!
Thread is now live!
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This adventure was such a wild ride to see unfold in real time! I'm glad you chronicled it for posterity!
This adventure was such a wild ride to see unfold in real time! I'm glad you chronicled it for posterity!
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XD I love the interviews!
It was highly entertaining afternoon for me, shame it got disturbed by a maintenance.
XD I love the interviews!
It was highly entertaining afternoon for me, shame it got disturbed by a maintenance.
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I have been informed that I should have posted this in the Flight Rising Discussion forum, which I did not see when trying to figure out which forum to create this thread in. OTL

I suppose I'll either need to move it, or find a Mod who can do so.
I have been informed that I should have posted this in the Flight Rising Discussion forum, which I did not see when trying to figure out which forum to create this thread in. OTL

I suppose I'll either need to move it, or find a Mod who can do so.
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