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Wumpair    192

So its probably already known by many people that carats live in buffalo, right? Wait what?!

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So i sow it in my main world and i could not do a research about it:

  1. I sow this phenomenon only in Winter, tell me if it can be other wise.
  2. I got a carat on a buffalo only after giving the altar a seed and with carats (my) in the world
  3. When i killed a buffalo like this it dropped only buffalo drop
  4. I sow the phenomenon only at dusk
  5. This is the important one because: it happened only to buffalo that were shaved at least one in the world, those carats are like puberty, and probably a domesticated one would have a carat too.

So I'm probably wrong in all, if I am tell me. Are there more  eastern eggs like this?

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Lezahrde    1

I saw the same thing on day 7 of my solo world, I haven't done anything with carat races. He hid away in the beefalo after a few seconds so I'm assuming its just something rare that happens. So no, none of those conditions have to do with it I would think, since none of the ones conditions you said happened with me/ 

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Booklover    374
50 minutes ago, Wumpair said:

So its probably already known by many people that carats live in buffalo, right? Wait what?!

image.thumb.png.497b46d2e30d3167a0504ba7e673e1d5.png

So i sow it in my main world and i could not do a research about it:

  1. I sow this phenomenon only in Winter, tell me if it can be other wise.
  2. I got a carat on a buffalo only after giving the altar a seed and with carats (my) in the world
  3. When i killed a buffalo like this it dropped only buffalo drop
  4. I sow the phenomenon only at dusk
  5. This is the important one because: it happened only to buffalo that were shaved at least one in the world, those carats are like puberty, and probably a domesticated one would have a carat too.

So I'm probably wrong in all, if I am tell me. Are there more  eastern eggs like this?

The devs did show this out in the stream. This just happens randomly on a beef so the points you stated out was just coincidences. Perhaps you rarely been with beefalo and thus didn't notice the carrat riding on it.

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Sunset Skye    7,230
53 minutes ago, Wumpair said:
  1. I sow this phenomenon only in Winter, tell me if it can be other wise.
  2. I got a carat on a buffalo only after giving the altar a seed and with carats (my) in the world
  3. When i killed a buffalo like this it dropped only buffalo drop
  4. I sow the phenomenon only at dusk
  5. This is the important one because: it happened only to buffalo that were shaved at least one in the world, those carats are like puberty, and probably a domesticated one would have a carat too.

I don't think any of these conditions are necessary. From what I've seen in-game, it seems like Beefalo just have a chance to materialize a Carrat, I saw it happen during Spring to a Beefalo that I haven't touched (or even seen) since it was a baby.

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-Variant    5,354

What the others said.

It just happens randomly without method to the madness. It's pretty cute, but I do wonder as to why.

And I can confirm killing the beefalo with a Carrat inside of it will make the carrat fall out. Though in theory if you wait too long after it goes away it might not drop.

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CaptainChaotica    4,818

Definitely not just winter; I just saw one in the middle of summer.

It was adorable and I utterly FAILED to take a picture of it.  : P

...Notorious

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Mike23Ua    2,988
44 minutes ago, CaptainChaotica said:

Definitely not just winter; I just saw one in the middle of summer.

It was adorable and I utterly FAILED to take a picture of it.  : P

...Notorious

I have you covered! 

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CaptainChaotica    4,818

Yeah they're doing a thing on Steam right now where every day, you can open another "present from the Emperor" and it slowly tells a tale of all the animals having a race.  They cross the finish line in the order they are in the Chinese zodiac:

1.  "Clever Rat" takes a ride on "Steadfast Ox", leaping off at the last second to come in first.

2.  Ox is just happy to have had a part in Rat's victory, and comes in second.

3.  "Self-Sufficient Tiger" (yay that's mine :)) thinks it better to go carefully than not at all, and comes in third.

4.  Rabbit would normally be fast but decides to lazily float on a log, which gets blown by a wind into fourth place.

5.  And noble Dragon sees a village in trouble from overhead and stops to help them, coming in fifth.

That's the story so far.  Every time you open another one of those little red envelopes it says a bit more of the race.  This means that, IF DST lasts long enough, we'll get the Year of the Beefalo in 2021, Year of the Tigershark/Catcoon/Antlion in 2022, Year of the Rabbitman in 2023, and Year of the Dragonfly in 2024.  :)

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Lammarr    1,750

Carrats do climb beefalos sometimes,but it's pretty rare. I made some experiments with a white carrat and chased it down to a beefalo herd,eventually,it climbed one of the beefalos and i saw that animation playing with a white carrat instead of a generic one,too bad i forgot to take a print.

Also,if you look at the animation closely you can see the carrat eating something,i assume this a case of mutualism between beefalos and carrats,in this case:a Cleaning symbiosis. The rat fellow is eating parasites like ticks that are feeding on the beef,such interactions happens with some species of buffalo and birds in real life,for example.

EDIT: Got a print now :) (They're so cute tbh...)

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sovon9    29

I am facing the problem that when I want to catch that carrat on the beefalo. I place trap with seed and when I pick up the trap it isn't in my inventory. It disappeared ☹️

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__IvoCZE__    7,276

I dunno if it's intentional but there's The Great Race which is a story about the origin of the chinese zodiac.

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The Great Race

The great race loomed just on the horizon and the Cat and the Rat were best of friends. Together, the two of them hatched a plan to ride the Ox across the river together. They knew the large and hardy Ox was accustomed to crossing rivers and would likely finish first.

At the start of the race, the two animals slipped atop the Ox. Being rather thick-headed, the Ox was oblivious to the two animals atop him. But, as the Cat and the Rat rode atop the Ox, the Rat jolted abruptly forward. The sudden force sent the Cat flying off the Ox and into the river. The Cat let out a piercing hiss directed at the Rat, but by then, it was too late, and the Ox, with the Rat atop, was already too far ahead of the Cat.

Even to this this day, Cat still holds a grudge against Rat. This is why Cat hates water and hunts Rat every time he sees him!

The Ox lumbered towards the finish line. The Ox was going to come first. Suddenly, the Rat leapt from Ox's back and crossed the finish-line first. The Ox crossed the finish line a moment later. However, the Ox was too composed a sort to make a big fuss.

Water splashed forth from the river. The Tiger had burst from beneath the water, his coat sopping wet. The water had weighed the proud Tiger down, but the well-muscled Tiger pushed forth in spite of the burden, hind legs rippling with tense firmness. His huge paw prints bore down on the damp muddy shore and with one final fierce stride, the Tiger claimed the third spot in the Zodiac.

The Jade Emperor watched as the trio of Rat, Ox, and Tiger crossed the finish. He applauded them. They would be the first three animals of the Zodiac.

The Rabbit stood perched upon a rock in the river. He was only lagging slightly behind the Tiger. River water lapped up at his paws. The Rabbit let out soft huffs and heaves. He had been trying desperately to keep up with the Tiger. Despite the Rabbit's small stature, he had kept pace, leaping from one rock to another so he could quickly cross the river. A long trail of rocks jutted up from the river bed. As worry overtook the Rabbit, the Rabbit hastened his motions, pulling back hurriedly on his strong hind legs.

The Rabbit feared that if he did not pick up his pace, another animal might seize the fourth spot from him. Suddenly, the Rabbit slipped, tumbling back-first into the murky waters of the river. The Rabbit's thoughts began to race. Would he even be able to finish in time?

A moment later the Rabbit's eyes widened. A log was floating slowly by. Nearly leaping up from the river, the Rabbit sped into a wild paddle, water flying up around him. He pressed both paws to the log, clinging on as tightly as he could muster.

Alas, the log was barely moving, bobbing complacently in the water. A sudden gust stirred thickly in the air, sending the log hurdling down the river. The Rabbit's heart throbbed in slow motion as the log drifted towards the shore where the finish line was. The Rabbit's pulse gradually slowed, seemingly one beat at a time, as he neared the shore, a deep-seated feeling of relief overtaking him. The Rabbit peered backwards as he floated closer to shore. No other animals were in sight. The Rabbit hopped right across the finish line

The Rabbit did not stop as he passed the Jade Emperor. The Emperor was smiling at the Rabbit with a generous grin. The Rabbit passed rice paddies as he made his way towards the forest. Reaching a shaded and secluded thicket the Rabbit collapsed into a tiny heap of white fur. A mix of relief and exhilaration had seeped through his being, replacing the disappointment he had felt about only getting fourth place.

Over the finish line the Dragon soared swiftly, moving in a majestic aerial stride as it shimmied through the clouds, his long tail streaming and lashing about the placid sky, wind racing past him. As the Dragon made his rapid descent, the clouds seemed to part. The Jade Emperor stood awaiting the great creature. Why has the Dragon not come in first place? he wondered. When the Jade Emperor addressed the Dragon, he began to explain the circumstances that had befallen him.

"Exalted Jade Emperor ~ on my way I saw several villagers that were in trouble. A fire had ignited amidst their crops and they had been surrounded in a circle of blaze. I knew that my spot in the Zodiac was on the line, but I could not stand by and watch. To put out the flames, I used my breath to extinguish the blaze, snuffing it out like a flickering candle. I had to be careful though. I did not want to also sweep the villagers up in this gale of my own creation. I also saw a tiny Rabbit in the river clinging to a log, so I used my breath to push it to shore."

The Jade Emperor smiled again. He was well acquainted with the Dragon's nature. He was not disappointed in him.

As the Dragon and the Jade Emperor spoke, the Horse was in the midst of galloping across the river, splashing up water as her hooves moved like beating pistons through the ankle deep water, beads of mist silhouetting her strong equestrian form.

The Horse burst from the river. Only a few strides separated her from the finish line. Something slithered through the grass. From the grass the Snake surged out, approaching from behind the Horse's hooves. Overtaken by shock the Horse recoiled, leaping backwards. A high nay exited the Horse's mouth, hooves thrown up towards the sky. With a quick slither, the Snake crossed the finish line.

The Jade Emperor watched the snake move past the finish-line, still smiling. He did not judge the Snake. The Snake had merely been clever.

The Horse lowered her long-face, a tinge of shame lingering in her dark beady eyes as she stepped slowly across the finish line. Fear had cost her the sixth spot. Her legs, which moments ago had carried her in an untamed gallop were now locked in slow shaky steps, which barely left imprints upon the dirt.

Back in the river, the Monkey, the Rooster, and the star of 2015, the Sheep, all floated atop a raft, which the Rooster had found resting by the opposite shore - unclaimed by anyone.

Together, the three of them worked furiously, using lengthy branches as makeshift paddles.The sticks would often get caught in tangles of unwieldy underwater weeds, which weaved up from the riverbed, but the three of them did not stop paddling, severing the leafy binds with forceful branch strokes. When the Rooster, the Monkey, and the Sheep reached the river's shore, they let the Sheep cross first - claiming 8th place.

The Sheep had been so comforting and formed such harmonious bonds with them, that the others felt it was only right to let the Sheep claim the 8th place. If the sheep had helped foster these bonds, they may not have all made it to the finish-line.

The Monkey claimed the ninth place and the Rooster took the tenth place.

Coat sopping wet, the dog scrambled across the finish line next, panting as he did so, canine tongue flapping from his open mouth. The dog was an adept swimmer, but because he had not bathed for some time, he had over indulged in the river, frolicking without a care in the water. The sun sat high in the sky today and had heated the water, making it pleasant to bathe in. And, thus, the dog claimed the eleventh place in the race.

By the finish line stood the Jade Emperor. Eleven animals had already crossed. There was only one spot remaining in the Zodiac now. What animal will conclude the race? the Jade Emperor wondered.

Over the horizon, a loud exhausted oink sounded. The Pig waddled towards the finish line, pink skin caked in dense layers of dirt, sniffling snout pasted brown with mud. Yet, the Pig moved at a surprisingly swift gait, little feet locked in a tiny cyclical gallop.

The Jade Emperor gave the pig a sharp glance as he crossed the finish line. "How has one such as you who possesses such surprising speed fallen so far behind?" he asked.

The Pig snorted as he readied himself to speak. "Sorry, Exalted Jade Emperor - I was hungry and couldn't resist stopping to gobble something up. I felt sleepy after eating, and couldn't help myself."

The Jade Emperor smiled again as he peered down at the dirt covered Pig. The race had concluded. The Pig collapsed onto his side, lapsing back into sleep. Snorts that sounded like snores sounded from the Pig's rotund heaving form. The 12 animals of the Zodiac had been decided and so concluded the great race.

Taken from: https://blog.pachamama.org/chinese-new-years-blog

 

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TheKingDedede    3,173

I was also able to have the phenomenon happen, and I was also able to goad the Carrat off of the Beefalo.

When you see the Carrat on a Beefalo, place a Seed near it and it will climb off the Beefalo to eat it. The window of time is really short, as you have to place a seed when you see it on appear on the Beefalo.

You should also make sure that you also place a small trap near the seed so you can catch the Carrat, or else it will head back to the Beefalo after it eats the seed. In addition to that, the Carrats found on Beefalo can also have special ear and tail colors, which can also be invoked on Carrats that you find or buy from the shrine by feeding them seeds in your inventory. Carrats obtained from Beefalo have increased base stats for racing and are superior from the ones you can buy or find on the Lunar Island.

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ArubaroBeefalo    754
17 hours ago, minespatch said:

The devs said on stream, it's a reference to next year being year of the ox.

so we will have beffalo racings

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Rellimarual    4,166

I haven’t built a shrine yet and got two carrats in my beefalo pen during spring. When I first saw them, they were on foot, trying to escape the pen and I was very confused as to how they got there. Then they jumped on some beefs.

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CaptainChaotica    4,818

Well, of COURSE hers would be _the_ (Car)Rat, from the Legend.  Duh.  What's the point of being Queen, otherwise?

Oh by the way I gots my shrine picture for 2020:

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High Priestess Willow, Keeper of the Carrot.  (and the carRAT.)  O great Rat Spirit, please accept this offering of an only slightly stale carrot from yon icebox.  Also this random baby cherry tree.  (Seriously though I think this picture turned out pretty.  :))

Also, don't you just hate when you're walking along, and you try to pick a carrot for your cat, and THIS happens?

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God dammit!  I swear, if I had a quarter for every time my salad up and ran away...

And then it immediately leapt onto a beefalo!

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...bringing this back around to the original topic.  Also, in honour of this thread's name, the actual filename for this is "carratonbeff".  :)

...Notorious

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__IvoCZE__    7,276
18 hours ago, TheKingDedede said:

increased base stats for racing

more than the possible 5 units for racing or just around 4?

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TheKingDedede    3,173
1 hour ago, __IvoCZE__ said:

more than the possible 5 units for racing or just around 4?

Poor choice of words on my part, apologies. It would be more apt to say that Carrats obtained from Beefalo have better starting stats than those that can be bought from the shrine or found on the Lunar Island.

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