Anyone knows if you can get a skilling pet from these activities?
Yes, all the skilling methods we've added in this update have skillpet, strange/golden rock and (if on Anachronia) Roar of Osseous:
Is the chance of getting the firemaking skill pet (Bernie) from incubating/boiling eggs and burning fertilizer tick-based like normal? If so, that would be unfortunate since much of the time spent on these training methods isn't spent actively performing the firemaking actions.
All the above methods are currently XP-based.
What about igniting the arrow tips?
Also igniting the arrow tips. You've eased my lingering anxiety that I'd forgotten one! Added it to the above list. :)
Not live yet (and may not make it into Monday's build) but soon(tm) the above'll also trigger Yak Track Kill & Skill tasks and invention skilling tool XP for the relevant skill.
Not an update I worked on, but I recalling hearing somewhere that it's the case.
(Certainly I'm focusing on the resources associated with my remaining skilling pets, so I hope so!)
Does this mean that the crystal tinderbox will also work for the seggregation and eggsperimentation activities? Or only igniting the arrow tips?
Thank you in advance, also this skilling update is great! Been enjoying it
Lovely to hear, thank you! Mod Abe and I enjoyed making it. :D
All of the Firemaking methods listed above will work with the augmented crystal tinderbox, and that's in Monday's patch notes. So:
I should note, though, that "working" in this case means only adding item, and the tinderbox's XP bonuses (eg Wise). It appears that all other tinderbox perks are related to manipulating woodcutting logs (eg Pyromaniac) so wouldn't count, or things that would disproportionately skew the balancing if we allowed them (Rapid).
I also made crystal knife's effect apply when cutting zygomites, but that's awaiting testing so will have to wait at least a week for that.