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Presimpt is a special imp which spawns exclusively in world zones for limited periods of time during special events.

It was included in the following events:

  • Christmas 2016 - Patch V4.01
  • Christmas 2015 - Patch V2.74

During the Christmas Event in 2016, all standard world cells were also replaced with snow, which was a purely visual addition.

Rewards Edit

When a Presimpt is killed, the game rolls a random chance for a resource carried by the next Presimpt the player will find.

Resource

Food Wood Metal Gems Fragments
No Dragimp/Locked Explorers 5/18 4/18 9/18 0/18 0/18
No Dragimp/Has Explorers 4/18 3/18 8/18 0/18 3/18
Has Dragimp/Has Explorers 2/18 2/18 7/18 4/18 3/18

Additionally, Presimpts can drop Bones. If it has been 30 minutes or more since the last Presimpt which dropped a bone, each Presimpt found will additionally have a chance to drop 1 bone (making it 1/19 chance for a bone) until one is found and the timer restarts.

If Presimpt rolls a bone reward, the player gets 1 bone.

Otherwise, the player will get a Loot reward, following the standard loot modifiers and calculations for the specific resource that was rolled. The loot reward, however, will be either 4, 6, 8 or 10 times larger than a standard loot reward, chosen randomly.

Quotes Edit

Chat log quotes when a Presimpt is killed:

  • "You hurriedly open up the Presimpt, and find ",
  • "Ooh look, a Presimpt! You tear it open and receive ",
  • "Nifty! That Presimpt was carrying around ",
  • "Presimpts for everyone! Wait there's only one. Then Presimpt just for you! With ",
  • "This Presimpt has little snowman markings all over it! Inside, you find "

There's a special message for when Presimpt gives a bone:

  • "You shake the Presimpt before opening it, and can tell there's something special in this one. Yup! That thoughtful Presimpt gave you a perfectly preserved bone!"

Spawn rate Edit

Presimpt is categorized amongst common imps, so it has an equal chance to spawn amongst each common imp.

At the time of the 2016 event, there were 9 common imps, including Presimpt (Squimp, Elephimp, Turtlimp, Chimp, Penguimp, Snimp, Gorillimp, Dragimp, Presimpt). This means that for each common imp that appears, there's a 1/9 chance that it would've been a Presimpt.

Special imps spawns, as per imp spawn rules, slightly decrease those chances. For example, with 5 Exotic Imp-orts, each cell has a 15% chance to be an Exotic Imp-ort instead of a common imp.

Trivia Edit

  • The Presimpt's first appearance was in patch V2.74, around the time of Christmas 2015. It went back into hiding in patch V2.75.
  • Its second appearance was in patch V4.01 for Christmas 2016. It was stealth patched out in a hotfix several weeks later, along with the snowy zones.
  • If the player starts a new game during the event (i.e. never found a Presimpt before), their first Presimpt ever will drop food. This is hardcoded, as each Presimpt found rolls the resource given by the next Presimpt.

Old rewards Edit

In 2015, Presimpt's bones reward was not timed. Instead, each Presimpt had a 1/20 chance to drop a Bone. The presumed reason for this change is new content that drastically speeds up zone progress, such as the Overkill perk and the Hyperspeed Masteries.

Resource

Food Wood Metal Gems Fragments Bones
No Dragimp/Locked Explorers 6/20 6/20 7/20 0/20 0/20 1/20
No Dragimp/Has Explorers 5/20 5/20 6/20 0/20 3/20 1/20
Has Dragimp/Has Explorers 4/20 4/20 4/20 4/20 3/20 1/20

The loot reward used to only roll between being 4, 6 or 8 times larger than a standard loot reward.

Old spawn formula Edit

In 2015, Presimpt wasn't listed amongst common enemies. Instead, this formula would determine the percentage chance for a Presimpt to spawn on each cell:

2 * 0.35 * (1 / (99 - (3 * [World Imp-orts bought]))) * 100%

Resulting in the following possibilities in chances of spawning a Presimpt per each cell:

World Imp-orts owned Chance per cell
0 0.707%
1 0.729%
2 0.752%
3 0.778%
4 0.805%
5 0.833%

On average, a Presimpt would have spawned every ~142.86 cells.

Accounting for Imp-orts was required as more Imp-orts reduce the amount of cells eligible for Presimpts to spawn, explained in the imp spawn rules (Presimpts follow the same rules as Turkimp). This was necessary as Presimpt bone drops were not timed.

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