I just wanted to take some time and spotlight what Gleambow hunts are. I have ran into quite a few people in the game that aren’t aware of what they are, what happens and what the results are so I thought I’d give a brief overview of what I have learned about it so far in an effort to get more people interested in the weekly Gleambow hunt the very awesome @Larky put on.
What is a Gleambow Hunt?
A Gleambow hunt is a special hunt that allows the spawning of special meteors aka “Gleambow” meteors.
What is a Gleambow Meteor?
A Gleambow meteor is special meteor that is spawned by a player using a Gleambow totem with a Gleambow Augment attached to the totem. The meteors are made out of blocks of different types (Gleam, Rock, Wood, Glass, etc.). The colors can be colors only attained from Gleambow meteors. The blocks of the meteor can only be broken by a Gleambow totem. These meteors are timed and require you to break 50% of the meteor blocks in order to complete it.
What are the risks?
There are a few risks involved those being Gleam Trunks do spawn with the meteors and pull you into the sky a bit and throw you causing fall damage. They can be avoided by grappling to the ground or by killing them. Since this is a platform hunt you make take fall damage and/or encounter other meteors/animals that can and will hurt you.
What are the rewards?
Tons and tons of Oort, tons of different blocks of many and often rare colors only attainable via a Gleambow meteor. Lots of damn fun … jokes … and even free stuff at times
What do I need to participate in a Gleambow hunt?
Gleambow Totem (In order to actually break the meteor blocks)
Gleambow Augments (if you want to spawn meteors for yourself or the group)
Grapple (not needed but highly suggested)
Speed Brews (not needed but highly suggested)
Healing Bombs (To heal yourself and others)
Campfires and Chests (In case your inventory fills up)
How does the hunt work?
People meet at the hunt location, the more the better as more people create bigger meteors. When the hunt starts players take turns spawning a meteor, they will announce if the meteor is a personal meteor (a meteor for themselves to loot) or a Free For All meteor (a meteor for everyone to loot). Once spawned the player/players look to the sky for a meteor with a rainbow tail. They determine the direction and can take a portal (if provided) to the meteor and then sprint/grapple to the meteor as fast as possible and break it.
I know I may have missed some things please feel free to mention anything I missed and I’ll gladly add it. If you have any questions, ask away and I will do my best to answer them and maybe add them to the post.
Appreciate your time. I hope this helps someone