This past December, Pathfinder Online held a holiday event that involved… Escalation drops that ran in five sequences for materials. While the event had almost nothing related to holiday cheer considering its release timing, it does appear to have been pretty active according to a postmortem shared on the forums.
In total, players completed 40 sequences, with 16 escalations completed in the six remaining sequences and all settlements active at some point during the event. That means that all of those active settlements will be receiving 1,616 of each bulk resource, a bunch of Basic Aeon Stones and Pharasmin Boons, and some big piles of Gold, Silver, and Azoth. The goodies should be deposited in settlements over the next few days.
Just as a refresher, Pathfinder Online was Kickstarted for over a million dollars back in 2012 but ran into development and staffing struggles that led to mass layoffs in 2015 and Paizo attempting to salvage the game and find new investors over several years. Fortunes have slowly turned around for the MMORPG, however, as it moved into what it calls “open enrollment” back in 2020, and the devs are continuing to move the game into the cloud. Check the links below for a full rundown of the game’s history.