Eggs

Eggs

Okay so we know the answer to “which came first” – eggs have been dropping as loot items from the profession quests for some time. Their value has bounced around from hundreds of Jewel to fifteen ish at their lowest points in some cases. But, what exactly are they for?

Pets

Eggs hatch into Pets. Pets is now live. For more information, go to the Pets page here.

How to Find Eggs

(For the TL;DR version – click here for some infographics which include Item Drop Rates)

The Blue Egg drops from the Fishing profession. It has a drop rate of 0.01% per five stamina spent.

For heroes sent on the Level 0 Fishing Quest who don’t have the Fishing gene, this is decreased to 0.01% per seven stamina spent.

The Grey Egg drops from the Foraging profession. It has a drop rate of 0.01% per five stamina spent.

For heroes sent on the Level 0 Foraging Quest who don’t have the Foraging gene, this is decreased to 0.01% per seven stamina spent.

The Green Egg drops from the Gardening profession. It has a drop rate of 0.02% per ten stamina spent, so works out the same as Fishing/Foraging per stamina but has to be completed in blocks of ten stamina to qualify.

For heroes sent on the Level 0 Gardening Quest who don’t have the Gardening gene, stamina takes 12 minutes to use rather than 10 for those who have the correct gene.

The Yellow Egg drops from the Mining profession. It has a drop rate of 0.02% per ten stamina spent, so works out the same as Fishing/Foraging per stamina but has to be completed in blocks of ten stamina to qualify.

For heroes sent on the Level 0 Mining Quest who don’t have the Mining gene, stamina takes 12 minutes to use rather than 10 for those who have the correct gene.

Or, as an alternative, if you want to visit the Vendor in the Marketplace:

Old Vendor Zada

You don’t have to quest for a Gold Egg, you can simply buy one for 50,000 Gold.
Though, depending on how expensive Gold is, it might be worth selling items at the Vendor rather buying Gold from the Trader.

Buying from the Trader

New Trader Matoya

If you haven’t had any luck finding Eggs from question, or if you haven’t got enough gold to buy a Gold Egg from the Vendor, you might want to try buying an egg for Jewel by going to see Matoya in the Serendale Central Marketplace.

The main consideration when taking this approach is “how much do you want to spend?” – because if you have a budget, it’s important that you don’t go over this to meet whatever the current price are. All Eggs available via the Trader are subject to available liquidity. This means somebody else has to have traded their egg into the existing Liquidity Pool (LP) before you can purchase one. And the more eggs there are in the LP, the lower their value becomes. When eggs are in low demand, the number available is higher and the price is lower. Though, with Pets now available ingame, demand probably won’t be dropping significantly again any time soon, so waiting for them to be a lot cheaper might not pay off either. Just don’t spend more than you can afford as there’s a chance you’ll pay more for the egg than the pet that hatches is worth. For more information, see Pets.

Easter Egg Event

A three day event was held on the 15th to the 18th April ’22 where by the drop rate for eggs was increased tenfold:

You may have noticed an additional NPC hanging out in the gardens — the bunny girl, Yara. She brings tidings of Gaia’s Song, a very important celebration in Serendale, that portends a bountiful harvest and some exciting news for players and their Heroes. Between April 15th at 7pm ET and April 18th 11am ET, the drop rate for eggs of all professions will be 10x the normal rate. That’s like…10 times more! So go get your Heroes ready for a good old fashioned egg hunt!

Beetle Dude, Discord, #Announcements (link)

What is Gaia’s Song, you ask? Well, some poor sots will say that it’s just an excuse for the markets to sell overpriced baskets and cheap confectionary goods in bulk to an unsuspecting public, but really, it’s all about EGGS! Gaia’s Song celebrates when Gaia’s blessings are in verdant abundance throughout the land, causing a burgeoning of life and renewal.

Who doesn’t love eggs? Scrambled…served alongside a fatty piece of… I mean—for pets of course, haha…ha… With 10x the chance to find eggs during the holiday, you’ll be covered in them. I hear they’re helpful little critters once they hatch. What? Eating the eggs? That would be cruel!

Yara, the Gardens in Serendale

What a time to be alive, eh?