The Tibian gods have listened to pleas of some adventurers for better rewards when risking their lives day in and out cleaning the world from evil creatures that are threatening peace.
After the winter update, adventurers will be offered a choice of monsters from which they can select one that they would like to focus on during their hunts. The gods will then offer a bonus reward for killing this monster. The bonus reward will be active for a set period of hunting time.
If you are not satisfied with the offered bonus, you can ask for a new bonus, and with some luck, the new bonus will be even better than the old one. You can also ask for a new selection of monsters to choose from if you decide that you would rather hunt something else instead.
So before a hunt you can pray for good prey: Simply choose a monster from the list offered and keep your fingers crossed for a nice bonus for hunting that monster. You can have up to three active preys, meaning three different monsters, each with its own bonus. The time will start counting when you start hunting, and it will pause as well when you pause your hunt.
Please note that all things may still be subject to change since the update is still in development.
To avoid misunderstandings: A prey is a combination of monster + bonus.
You can start using the new prey system as soon as you have reached main.
You can have up to three active preys at the same time. -> see explanation on how it will be correction on active prey slots.
You get a free monster list reroll every 20 hours for each prey slot, however, the free rerolls will not stack. For example, after 40 hours of waiting, you will still have only one free monster list roll in each prey slot and not two. You can buy extra list rerolls with gold coins if needed. The price for such a reroll depends on your level.
Each monster list will offer a random choice of 9 monsters, covering different difficulty levels. You will not find the same monsters in different preys, so you cannot choose two or three different boni for one monster.
There will not be any bosses or event monsters in such monster lists, and neither will there be any monsters listed that do not yield any experience points.
The bonus for a monster is selected randomly and can either be damage boost, damage reduction, bonus XP, or improved loot.
You can change the bonus. Bonus rerolls can be bought with Tibia coins.
A prey will be active for 2 hours hunting time.
You can ask for a new monster list for an already active prey. If you do so, the bonus will remain the same, however, you can choose a new monster from the new monster list that you will be offered.
After a prey has expired, you can activate a new one by rolling on the monster list. When you choose a new monster, you will also receive a new randomly selected bonus again.
You will see your active preys including all information in the prey window in the client.
I'm afraid, there was an internal mis-communication concerning the amount of unlocked preys you will have. This is how it was meant to be, and how it will be:
As a free account player, you have one unlocked prey slot.
As a premium account player, you have two unlocked prey slots.
The third one has to be unlocked with Tibia coins, no matter if you are free account or premium account. As a free account, you can also unlock the second one permanently with Tibia coins.