Talk:Freaky Forester

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Wrong-tailed pheasant[edit source]

I'm certain I killed the wrong-tailed pheasant and got rewarded for a "correct" one anyway today. This didn't use to be the case before changes to random events (friendliness & mobile)? 03:49, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Today this happened again, but this time I recorded a video: [1]. Is this accurate? The article currently says: they are asked to kill a pheasant with a certain number of tail feathers. The player simply has to kill the right pheasant and give the raw pheasant to the forester. Next time I get a chance, I'll try having less feathers than requested. 05:41, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
The last time I encountered this random I thought I experienced the same thing but I was not entirely sure. I'm unsure if it is an intended change (which I doubt) or when it changed. I've asked Mod Ash about it and I'll post the reponse plus update the article with any information that comes from it Choppetalk 05:56, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
"Yes. When it was made as an anti-bot event, the idea was that bots couldn't just keep giving him pheasants until they stumbled upon the correct one and claimed the reward. So he takes what he's given, but the reward is dependent on it being the correct one." from ash Choppetalk 20:33, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
I saw the tweet. But both times I got rewarded with lederhosen pants, nevermind I gave him the incorrect one. What is the reward dependency supposed to be then? Sorry it didn't end up on the video, but I'll try next time I get a chance. (I am the same contributor as above in this thread.) 05:55, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
Additionally, Pheasant article (which was not updated yet) speaks of the different (old?) behavior of teleporting players to a different place upon failure and not receiving a reward. This no longer happens; no teleportation happens to the wrong place and the player receives a reward, from my experience. 06:00, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
Just to be clear with what you have tested, the first time you received the lederhosen pants after giving incorrect item — then you dropped the legs? — and then you did the event again but gave him the correct item and as expected, got the legs again? If that is the case, then I will follow up with Ash because that does seem unintended or at least inconsistent with what he said. I will update pheaseant once this is sorted out since accuracy is currently in limbo. I will try to do some testing myself as well in the meantime. Choppetalk 07:06, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
First time an incorrect item, received lederhosen shorts, and then dropped them (no pieces in bank, POH, etc). The second time I got the random event, I repeated again with an incorrect pheasant on video (above) and received lederhosen shorts again. Neither times I have given him a correct pheasant, but have been rewarded nonetheless. 09:39, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
Mindful both times were tested in Trailblazer League, which comes with region locks. The regions I had unlocked were Misthalin, Karamja, Kandarin, Asgarnia, and Kharidian Desert. I'm not sure if this behavior is the same on regular worlds. 10:35, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
I believe there have been other random event updates too, because failing Beekeeper (Random Event) no longer takes the player next to a river drained of run energy. Since around September 2020, I'm guessing. 12:34, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Further verification[edit source]

He told me to kill a three-tailed pheasant, but a one-tailed worked just fine. Normal world, normal reward. Seems you can entirely ignore the dialogue now lol. -Towelcat (talk) 20:20, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

I changed this article now, but I did not verify which item IDs the pheasants (correct and incorrect ones) drop. I've simply stated Freaky Forester to accept any raw pheasant, however that may be incorrect if all pheasants only drop their "correct" item ID variant of raw pheasant now. More testing may be needed for accuracy. 20:07, 28 January 2021 (UTC)