The Big Tree is a HoboWars special treat for all versions for the Christmas holiday season. The first year, Daniel D allowed each hobo a chance at winning a random prize, which they could open on the 25th.
During its second year, Cube modified it to provide you the chance to find presents throughout various parts of the game. Because of the quantities of prizes, they can be opened anytime before December 1st of the following year and can start being opened again on the 25th.
During a select few days of this event, you have a chance to find a random gift any time you use awake. Although the type of gift received is random, the colors tend to favor areas that are similar to their reward. Meaning that begging is gives a higher ratio of purple gifts and training stats favors green gifts. As a bonus to opening ANY color X-Mas Gift, you have a small chance of receiving a food stamp or a Dreidel.
Naughty players, aka non-donators, have a chance of receiving coal instead of gifts. Sadly the coal is immediately thrown away, making it worse than useless.
|Red Gift||Cash, Points, Donator days|| |
|Blue Gift||+1 to Power, Strength, Speed, and Intel|| The intel bonus will not increase your Intelligence past the hard caps:|
Hobowars 1 & 2: 2,500 intel ; Facebook HoboWars: 150 intel.
|Yellow Gift||Tickle Me Hobo||Pawnable Item at the Pawn Shop|
|Green Gift||Xmas Ornaments||+1 towards your current University score. Lasts 12 hours from time of use.|
|Orange Gift||Eggnog|| A mixed drink that increases your speed, power, strength, beg and intelligence stats.|
The intel bonus will not increase your Intelligence past the hard caps.
The beg bonus will not increase your Begging past the soft-hard caps.
|Purple Gift||Gingerbread Bum||Gives +25 Awake and the Gingerbread Breath status effect that temporarily increases your begging income by 25% and your begging experience by 40%.|
|White Gift||Nutcracker||Uses your 100 turns to explore the city for cash & cans. Explore effects, such as the Shoegazer status effect and the Cantastic tattoo apply to the Nutcracker. (Ignores food)|
|Dreidel||Dreidel||Some gifts may also contain a Dreidel which can be activated in your Backpack to gain one of four bonuses that last until the next reset, These are: +10% cash from begging, +5% stat gains from training, +5% experience from fighting, or +3 awake from eating each meal. Dreidel effects do not stack on each other, so if you spin more than once per reset you replace whatever you had before.|