Guthixian Butterflies

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Sam Onemo
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Sam Onemo

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I see the butterflies are back and so far have see green (xp) , yellow (bxp) , and white (x5 xp). From the chat messages, looks like 10 of green and yellow and 1 white. Much different from previous years where you have a flock and catch 20 quickly and move on. This year very random locations as I wandered around finding the hidden Easter eggs.

Tried to find info on wiki, forum, and google search but just info on previous years variant.

If you have more info on how they work this year or where to read up. Post here.

Thank you.

15-Apr-2019 17:55:21

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Nothing different from previous years in term of mechanics seemingly.

Just the Butterflies are evolved into different colors and give more xp including the new bonus xp ones... so they can be the fittest on Gielinor and therefore survive into the future.

And Guthix approves their survival. :D

15-Apr-2019 18:14:25

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They don't flock together like they used to. They've turned the event from a simple quick task into a long, run-about grind. I'm wearing the Butterfly Outfit as usual, whether that's been nerfed or not I don't know.

EDIT #2: The butterflies are now everywhere it seems, as you can probably tell. Also, the Butterfly Outfit still works as it was designed to.

EDIT #1: A group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope, not a flock. Thought I'd add that before the haters started to hate.
I did a few laps of Free To Play map, and got them all. Harder than the past, but still do-able. Funny thing was, my 1st was the 1x white. Then I finished the 10x yellows before I found the "easiest" 10x greens.
Bite me.

15-Apr-2019 21:34:40 - Last edited on 17-Apr-2019 01:16:55 by Hriak

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Honestly, they've become so rare it'd be really easy not to even notice they're in game. I've spent at least 2 hours and found only 7 - and I'm actually looking for them while doing other things (including all the hidden eggs and the easter quest) - not straight up hunting them, but still. One of those despawned randomly before I could even catch it too (a white one, the only one I've seen). I don't know if being on a world with so few people means lower spawn rates or not, but regardless they're rather rare now - and they were incredibly common previously.

{edit} I ran around a bunch of different spawn points, trying to focus on the lesser travelled ones and those with convenient teleport locations and have managed to get them all done now. It's a chore and took a good chunk of an hour though - most areas had none, a fair few had 1-2, and 1 (rellekka) actually had 5 - presumably because no one had gone there for a while.

A few green ones I almost missed as they blend in with the background. Yellow seem to be far more common than green ones too tbh. White are definitely rarer, but I found a 2nd one in the end - and you only need 1 a day anyway.

Overall it's lower xp/hr than previous years due to taking far more time - time dedicated to specifically finding them as you find far too few just keeping an eye out for them doing other things to realistically hit your daily cap without straight up hunting for them for a while.

That said, more than anything it's the extra time it adds on to dailies that irks me - dailies take up too much of my available play time already (and I skip quite a few as is), now they're going to take up close to 100% of it during the work week for the duration of this event most likely.
I suppose on the upside I can at least try to get a bit of xp every 3minutes while hunting them to progress the other temporary event so that I can get that out of the way a little sooner.

@below: I had no luck with fally lode but didn't try north seers

15-Apr-2019 22:20:05 - Last edited on 15-Apr-2019 23:36:10 by Cb555

A Thorondor
Dec Gold Premier Club Member 2017

A Thorondor

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I found:
4 north of falador lodestone
5 north of seers, west side of the lake

Those are good places to look

2 near fally cabbage patch and east side of falador
1 next to varrock lodestone
2 near manor farm

Hope it helps :-)

15-Apr-2019 22:36:39

Jaekob Caed
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Jaekob Caed

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If they just clustered at least the basic ones in the various areas the way they had it previously, it'd be much better. It's too spread out and time-consuming to be viable at this point, which is sad because I like the added variety otherwise. ~ Jacob, Prince of the Kingdom of Heaven ~
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16-Apr-2019 13:41:42

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