King's Court Casino
The King's Court Casino is a casino in Shadowhaven. It was first introduced with the December 18, 2003 patch.
|“||** Play King's Court in Shadowhaven! **
Shandeling's Roost in Shadowhaven again houses a game of chance. To play you will need to buy a King's Court Token. You then take this token and turn it in to the dealer for your class archetype. Based on what your hand turns out to be, you will be awarded a prize. The highest hands will return a gold ticket as the prize. This Ticket can be turned in to win prizes such as a Guise of the Deceiver, Fungus Covered Great Staff, or Holgresh Elder Beads. Good luck to all that play!
— February 10, 2004 game patch notes
History[edit | edit source]
Launched in the December 18, 2003 patch, it was removed the next day due to being so popular it was causing server issues. It reintroduced on February 10, 2004 along with the launch of Gates of Discord. Two days later it was removed again, for server issues. It returned March 16, 2004, this time to stay.
Location[edit | edit source]
P -867.3434, -23.0068, -58.9980, 240, 0, 0, 2, CASINO
Copy/paste that into your shadowhaven_1.txt file in your map folder.
You can also use the Find Window (default Ctrl-F) to find it (Shandeling's Casino).
How to play[edit | edit source]
You can buy King's Court Tokens from two merchants nearby.
Note: In order to make sure you can use the item, only give your token to the dealer corresponding to your class. If in doubt, hail the NPC first. Their responses:
|“||Therin Asakith says 'Welcome to Shandeling's Casino! If you would like to try your luck at a game of chance, I can offer you a game of King's Court with prizes best suited for any warrior, monk, or rogue. To play, buy a token from any of the waitresses and hand it to me when ready.'||”|
|“||Gralin Silvertooth says 'Thank you for coming to Shandeling's Casino! If you would like to try your luck at a game of chance, I can offer you a game of King's Court with prizes best suited for any shadow knight, ranger, beastlord, bard, or paladin. To play, buy a token from any of the waitresses and hand it to me when ready.'||”|
|“||Vuri Pandar says 'Welcome to Shandeling's Casino! If you would like to try your luck at a game of chance, I can offer you a game of King's Court with prizes best suited for any druid, shaman, or cleric. To play, buy a token from any of the waitresses and hand it to me when ready.'||”|
|“||Tirac Goldbender says 'Welcome to Shandeling's Casino! If you would like to try your luck at a game of chance, I can offer you a game of King's Court with prizes best suited for any wizard, necromancer, magician, or enchanter. To play, buy a token from any of the waitresses and hand it to me when ready.'||”|
Turn in your token, and in return you can receive a variety of things:
- Nothing (common)
- Stat Food (common; the better the stats, the higher the rarity)
- More Tokens (range from 2 to 25+ - uncommon)
- Fireworks (uncommon)
- Gems (rare)
- Potions (illusions, various effects - very rare)
- Minor Stat Items (very rare)
- Gold Ticket (ultra rare)
Gold Ticket[edit | edit source]
Should you be lucky enough to snag a Gold Ticket, turn it into Jacob Thornblade upstairs for what is typically a very nice reward. However, before you hand it in, it might be a good idea to review how it works below.
You can receive one of eight items after turning in your Gold Ticket, two of which are No Drop. If you already have an item in your inventory, you won't get another.
The six tradeable items are:
- Fungus Covered Great Staff
- Holgresh Elder Beads
- Rubicite Breastplate
- Scimitar of the Mistwalker
- Ton Po's Bo Stick of Understanding
- Vibrating Gauntlets of Infuse
Instead of the Gauntlets, you may possibly get the Vibrating Hammer of Infuse, but it is suspected that it has to do more with transmuting the Gauntlets into these.
The two No Drop items are:
Although Allakhazam's lists the Glowing White Drum as an item you may win, you might only get Black Drogmor.
When you turn-in your ticket to Jacob Thornblade, sometimes you'll get the following message:
Jacob Thornblade says 'I am sorry but at the moment our great wheel of prizes is not spinning! Could you try again in a few moments while I try to fix the jam? Thanks!
This means you have the item already that Jacob Thornblade just tried to give you. Just keep resubmitting your ticket until you get an item. With all tradeable items, the Guise of the Deceiver mask is reported to drop first each time, then took quite a few retries to get the Glowing Black Drum.
It is worth noting that the two No Drop items are NOT lore so that you may possibly get two if you are trying to get one of the other items. However, it is suspected that the game knows if you have these items also because of the numerous retries of attempting to get the drum.
Upon turning in a gold ticket for a reward, a shout is heard across the zone:
Jacob Thornblade shouts 'Ladies and Gentlemen gather around, as our brave _____ is turning in his Golden Ticket for a chance at the big time! With a spin of the wheel let us determine the prize. Ladies and gentlemen, the [race] wins a [prize]. Everyone please congratulate _____ on this excellent luck!'
Credit[edit | edit source]
Most of this information comes from Allakhazam and posts there from players.