Cookies are a sort of meta game currency that has in-game uses. It’s important to note that cookies are not required to play Altera Awakens but exist as a way of rewarding players who go above and beyond to make the game possible.
In addition, is always possible to Volunteer or donate funds/props to the game to receive cookies.
Cookies are awarded at a rate of ~1 cookie = 2 dollars for donations or the agreed upon on the amount when a donation of time or prop is given.
In the game world, cookies take the form of a script currency that represents your efforts between the game to aid groups in play. The efforts that are aided with cookies may change from time to time, but you should always aim to spend your cookies into areas that have similar goals as you. Each player may only spend a max of 10 cookies per game in this way to allow for all players to contribute. When spending your cookies, you can always buy things from the list below and sometimes you can even make a unique purchase directly from the representatives (generally handled at check-in).
You may request scripted cookies in paper form at check in to spend or trade with other players or purchase from the following list.
Always Available from Merchants and Scholars of Verinfall:
Cost: 2 Cookies each (May not purchase each more than once per game)
- Research Assistant for 1 BGA
- Transcription (2 Copies of 1 Document)
- Apprentice (3CP of a level 1 Production Skill)
- Free Appraisal of an Item
- Convert Appraised Item into Coin at its Value
- Scouting Report
- World Status Report (Latest Report of news from travels about other countries)
Sometimes Available in Support of Unique Efforts
Cost: 6 Cookies Each (Limit one per game)
*Grab bags can contain almost anything from items, notes or even protectives or buffs All grab bags are tailored towards one of these four categories. Players are limited to 1 Grab Bag per game when they are available.
- Grab Bag (Crafter)
- Grab Bag (Fighter)
- Grab Bag (Caster)
- Grab Bag (Scholar)
Player Base Rewards
Spending your cookies does more than simply give YOUR character rewards, it helps fill up the Community Cookie Jar! When you choose who to spend your cookies with your are influencing the world by granting aid to different efforts. Eventually will lead to crossing certain milestones, filling up the Cookie Jar and grant greater rewards to the entire player base! Some examples of this include but are not limited to the following.
- New Text Prop Books in Library
- Traveling Master Bard (Teaches Lores)
- Rare Materials Available for Purchase
- New Holiday To Honor the player’s efforts
- Treasure Maps
- Your efforts have attracted new enemies
- Supply contracts and treaties
- Bonus XP will be added to entire player base