Blue Holiday Lights are Christmas-themed light-sources very small in size that emit a rather dim dark blue light (compared to Arctek Lighting. Their light is by far not as bright as that of the common Wood Burning Lamp, maybe even a little less than the already dim light of Moss Torches.
This lamp can be activated/deactivated and wired to activation devices like Switches, Sensors, Number Pads or Pressure Plates and the like, optionally with operating gates in between, like Number Comparison Gates, Delay Gates, Flip-Flop Gates, Inverter Gates, Logic Gates.
When placed and switched on (by default), the Blue Holiday Light will prevent Creatures from spawning on the illuminated surrounding solid blocks - even daylight creatures. Its artificial light does not hurt Night Creatures though, so after these Creatures have spawned in darkness somewhere else, they can then wander into the light of a lamp unscathed.
How to obtain Blue Holiday LightsEdit
During Christmas event-times, already crafted Blue Holiday Lights can rarely be found in randomly spawning Holiday Gifts on blocks of Snow and Ice. In 2015 and 2016 these treasure gift boxes could also rarely contain the crafting Recipe for Blue Holiday Lights, but not anymore since 2017.
Since 2017 crafted Blue Holiday Lights can be bought from NPCs named Elfis that will randomly appear on Ice and Snow at day and night during Christmas event-times, like they did for the first time during Elfi's Toy Drive from December 13th 2017 until January 10th 2018.
5 crafted Blue Holiday Lights can be bought from Elfis for 25 Rescued Toys.
Rescued Toys are Trade Items that can be found in randomly spawning Holiday Gifts during the seasonal Christmas event, they can also be obtained through Elfi's Community Toy Drive after the community has unlocked reward bundles, and most of these Toys can be won as rewards for successfully completing Trog Trap Events. These events with variating objectives will immediately be initiated when Trog Traps are being placed. Trog Traps can be obtained during Christmas event-times.
Even though all left-over Trog Traps will still initiate Trog Trap Events after the end of the event, and successfully mastering them will still provide you with Rescued Toys, you can only store these Toys for now. You will only be able to trade Toys with Elfis that are supposed to re-appear around next Christmas for another month again or perhaps for additional rare occasions if Playful sees fit and will announce so on social media and on the official forums.
You can craft Blue Holiday Lights yourself too - in your crafting menu (to be opened with "Q" as the default hotkey), but only after their rare crafting Recipe has been unlocked by buying it from an Elfi during Christmas event-times for 100 Rescued Toys or obtaining it from a fellow Creativerse player, and then learning the Recipe book.
Blue Holiday Lights cannot be obtained from any Creatures nor from any common randomly spawning Treasure Chests. Like all placeable blocks, Blue Holiday Lights can be bought in infinite amounts when buying building kits for Blueprints that you can create with Capture Blocks and customize yourself so that you can buy the exact amount of blocks you need.
How to unlock the crafting recipe for Blue Holiday LightsEdit
The rare crafting Recipe for Blue Holiday Lights can be bought from Elfis that will randomly spawn on Ice and Snow at day and night during Christmas event-times, like they did for the first time during Elfi's Toy Drive from December 13th 2017 until January 10th 2018.
The rare Recipe for Blue Holiday Lights can be bought from Elfis for 100 Rescued Toys and will be used up when you learn it. You can buy more than one of these Recipes if you want to give duplicates to other players.
This rare seasonal Recipe book is tradable, so if fellow players have left-over duplicates, they can give them to you on their game world to learn (which will use up the recipe book). Seasonal crafting Recipes cannot be shared via Adventure though.
In order to permanently add the rare crafting recipe for Blue Holiday Lights to your crafting menu after you've bought or obtained it, the recipe book has to be learnt by right-clicking on it in your inventory/bag or by dragging it with the left mouse-button over your player character model on the right side of the inventory.
The crafting recipe will then keep being available in your crafting menu on all Creativerse game worlds like all other rare crafting Recipes, even on worlds where the "Pro" option "world bound recipes" is enabled.
How to craft Blue Holiday LightsEdit
To craft 8 Blue Holiday Lights at a time, you'll need:
- 2 Stone Rods that can be made of Stone, Limestone or Bedrock in a Processor
- 1 (block of) Glass that can be made of Sand in a Forge (together with some Fuel)
- 1 Coal that can be extracted from Coal Nodes on the Fossil layer underground or in the Mountains by using any kind of Extractor. Coal can also be found in randomly spawning Treasure Chests (except for Obsidian Treasure Chests) and can be obtained from Keepas of all kinds either as a loot or pet-harvest
- 2 Blue Pigments that can be made of Blue Flowers (from Elderwood trees or Wood Treasure Chests or from Blizzard Chizzards) in a Processor or can be found in Obsidian Treasure Chests
How to use Blue Holiday LightsEdit
Blue Holiday Lights can be used for illumination by placing them into the game world. Since update R33 on August 2nd 2016, Blue Holiday Lights can now be switched on or off by activating them (right mouse button or "F" as the default key).
Like all luminaires in Creativerse, Blue Holiday Lights do not need any fuel and will not go dark by themselves after being placed in the world.
Blue Holiday Lights can be fully rotated in all directions by pressing and holding R (as the default key), pointing the crosshair cursor at Blue Holiday Lights and moving the mouse while holding the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can then be "locked" too by simply typing "r", so that all blocks of the same stack will then be placed facing the same direction.
Like all crafted objects and blocks, Blue Holiday Lights can be picked up without the need to equip any Power Cells. Of course you won't be able to pick up such objects on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, the claim owner or Adventure creator.
Blue Holiday Lights do not hinder player characters nor Creatures to walk over or stand in the exact same space that these small lamps "take up". That's why you can use lamps like these and torches of all kinds to create air bubbles under water that will help your player character to survive under water. However neither solid blocks nor liquids can take up the same space with these lamps.
Lamps that do not operate with fire like this one do not set flammable blocks on fire.
Other than that, Blue Holiday Lights can also be put on display by placing them into the slots of display containers like Placemats, Stone Wall Shelves, Hidden Temple Altars, Galactic Grav-Chambers, Frozen Containers, Holiday Decorative Trees, Snow Buried Containers or the like.
If you have placed Blue Holiday Lights before August 2016, then you might have to pick them up and place them once again before they can be turned on and off.
How to wire Blue Holiday LightsEdit
|Blue Holiday Lights can be wired to activation devices like Switches, Sensors, Number Pads or Pressure Plates etc., optionally with operating gates in between, like Number Comparison Gates, Delay Gates, Flip-Flop Gates, Inverter Gates, Logic Gates, etc. Blue Holiday Lights can only serve as receivers and can then be switched on or off by using the activation device/s.|
To wire Blue Holiday Lights, equip an Wiring Tool and point your cursor at the Blue Holiday Lights that you have placed into the world. Their "Receive" Hotspot will become visible then and you will be able to connect them to the "Send" Hotspot of activation devices and/or of operating gates.
Type "n" (as the default key) to inspect the wiring window of the Blue Holiday Lights if you wish to type a code word into the receiving array that you should then also use in the sending array of the activation device/s and/or operating gate/s to connect them.
How to change the settings of Blue Holiday LightsEdit
The interactivity of Blue Holiday Lights can be toggled as well. Wireable objects like Blue Holiday Lights can be activated/deactivated by players of all permission ranks, even by visitors, unless their interactivity is disabled for all players with an Wiring Tool.
For this purpose you can lock your Blue Holiday Lights by disabling the option "can interact". You can access this option when looking at the Blue Holiday Lights with an Wiring Tool equipped and typing "n" (as the default key) to open the inspection window.
When disabling the option "can interact", other players cannot switch your Blue Holiday Lights on or off, but only if their permission rank is lower than the minimum permission level of the according Blue Holiday Lights. If players are either builders or even admins on your player claim or on the game world (if the Blue Holiday Lights are not placed on any claimed land), then these players might not only activate/deactivate your Blue Holiday Lights, but even pick them up and take them away.
The padlock symbol lets you define the minimum permission rank for your Blue Holiday Lights that players will need to match or outrank in order to be able to see and change the settings of Blue Holiday Lights with their own Wiring Tool. Equip an Wiring Tool and type "n" (as the default key) to open the wiring window of the Blue Holiday Lights. Look for the padlock symbol in the top right corner of the settings window.
Click on this padlock icon to check the permission setting that is currently selected. The permission level of these lBlue Holiday Lights will be set to "world builders" by default when placing the Blue Holiday Lights, and on player claims the permission will automatically be set to "claim builders" when the Blue Holiday Lights are placed.
When raising the permission level of Blue Holiday Lights with the padlock symbol, only their owner as well as players with a matching or even higher permission rank than the permission level of the Blue Holiday Lights can use their Wiring Tool to change the settings (including "can interact") of the Blue Holiday Lights, so that they can switch the Blue Holiday Lights on/off directly, or even pick them up and take them away.
How to rename Blue Holiday LightsEdit
You can rename Blue Holiday Lights like most other wireable objects by inspecting them and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square note with a "pen" on it in the top right corner. To inspect them, equip an Wiring Tool and type "n" (as the default key) while pointing your cursor at the Blue Holiday Lights that have been placed into the game world.
You can then type up to 30 characters into the labelling array of each Blue Holiday Light and confirm this with "enter"/"return". This name/label will then be displayed instead of "Blue Holiday Light" when pointing the cursor at it. Picking it up will reset the name of Blue Holiday Light to the default again though.