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Author Bash Report 26/01/2012-
royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 27-01-2012 10:09   
BASH REPORT FOR THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY 2012 (such as it is)

When you start getting very annoyed with one person, a player of considerable experience, playing the game with all the skill and sophistication of a first-week newbie and then get furious with yourself for compounding the issue by, in one case, repeating the same stupidity yourself, you are taking the game far too seriously and the time has come to give it a bit of a rest. I therefore give notice that I will not be bashing on a Thursday night until such time as I recover some sense of proportion. I hope I will still play the occasional game during the week. I have been doing these reports for almost four years and I also feel you need a change of author. In any case, you must all by now, be thoroughly sick of my style.

As you can see, it was not a game I enjoyed. It ended up with just about everyone on the Island dodging the Dragon. I do not blame Gaia whatsoever for stealing the coal from me. My effort finally at dealing with the Dragon ended in nought as I tripped on a root on the way in. However by then we were in the final stages of the game and it would have ended before the dragon died. There were three mobiles left at the end: The Dragon, the Golem and we think one skeleton. Folly said he enjoyed the game and I think the Dragon had a good time too.



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Folly
pioneer

Joined: Aug 08, 2002
Posts: 313
Posted: 27-01-2012 12:28   
There might have been a zombie that looked a bit like me wandering around at the end, dunno.

The main problem with the bash was that the chart was destroyed, which I suspect was caused by it being in the coracle which caught fire after the vampire went boom.

*For your information: the vampire is worth 3,755 points if killed.
*obit
The following players have died in fights this reset:
Castiel the legend, killed by the vampire.

In the distance, you hear an incredibly loud >*B*O*O*M*<.
*A male voice in the distance shouts "v dead".

I also think the dragon is still holding a grudge about the dragon bash we had a few months ago.

*The dragon is moving towards you hatefully.
*You can't just leave in the middle of a fight! You have to flee!
*You can't just leave in the middle of a fight! You have to flee!
*I don't know how you expect to enter the ring6, it isn't even a container!
*The dragon hits you (80/110).
You miss the dragon.
*f e
(-1,828 = 38,936).
Toadstool dropped.
Baton dropped.
Dinghy dropped.
Broadsword dropped.
Ring6 dropped.
Cape dropped.
Scarab dropped.
Cardboard box1 dropped.
You have fled by going east.
HAWUMPH! The dragon incinerates you with its fiery breath.




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Folly
pioneer

Joined: Aug 08, 2002
Posts: 313
Posted: 27-01-2012 12:49   
I was (optimistically) hoping to find the coal on the island. Was it even on there? Luckily, or not as the case may be, the chart re-appeared in the captain's cabin shortly before the end.

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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 27-01-2012 14:52   
The coal was indeed on the Island in box0.


[Very early on in game]
You have killed the large rat0.
(+44 = 9,105).
The large rat0 has just passed on.
*g t
Coal taken.
Flute taken.
*dr flute
Flute dropped.
.
.
.
East part of attic.
To one side you notice a fine, old cricket bat. Lying nearby is a long piece of golden straw. A closed, sturdy cardboard box stands here.
*g box
Cardboard box0 taken.
*op box
The cardboard box0 opens...
*put t f box
Longsword kept.
Coal inserted in cardboard box0.
*cl box
The cardboard box0 is now closed.
.
.
[Another player asks me to give them the coal, which I did.]
[A bit later on....]

Dense forest.
A small, rusty key lies here. On the ground there is a large stick.
*In the distance, you hear the mighty HAWUMPH of a dragon's fiery breath!
*zz
ZZZzzz...
*obit
You wake up!
Your stamina is 67.
The following players have died in fights this reset:
Zalagar the necromancess, killed by the wyvern,
Castiel the legend, killed by the vampire.
The following players have died miscellaneous deaths this reset:
Zalagar the warrior, killed by the dragon's breath.
*A female voice in the distance shouts "I don't know what went wrong there.".
*zz
ZZZzzz...
*A male voice in the distance shouts "well you found the island...".
.
.
[Much later. I did some bad input here. I should have G T F BOX0 and not G T F BOX]

Arcane forest.
An open, sturdy cardboard box stands here. A golden apple lies here, lustrously. A sturdy staff lies within easy reach.
*g box
Cardboard box0 taken.
*g t f box
There isn't an apple in the cardboard box1!
[I then spent considerable time searching the Island for the coal, convinced that box0 was empty!]
.
.
.
[Finally realisation dawns]

.
.
.
.
Deerpark.
There is a large stick on the ground. Scorched into the ground is a fairy ring.
Zalagar the heroine is here carrying a purse0 and Valetant.
*Zalagar the heroine says "Sigh. No boats.".
*A male voice in the distance shouts "coal in box0".
*A male voice in the distance shouts "wh?".
*"all boats on island
Royston the superhero says "all boats on island".
*A male voice in the distance shouts "royston".
*Zalagar the heroine has just left.
*Zalagar the heroine has just arrived.
*i
You are carrying the following:
the toadstool, the coracle, 2 opened cardboard boxes, the baton, 2 firestones, the umbrella, the longsword, the axe1 and the key6.
The coracle contains:
the barometer.
The cardboard box0 contains:
the coal.
The cardboard box1 contains:
the stoppered vial2 and 2 mandrakes.
The stoppered vial2 contains:
a potion2.
Weight carried: 30kg 60g/100kg.
Objects carried: 11/12.
You are keeping any objects in your possession of the following types:
longsword and key6.


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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 27-01-2012 15:03   
There were five HAWUMPHS. I thought there were more

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Zalagar
cleric

Joined: Mar 05, 2002
Posts: 133
Posted: 27-01-2012 19:57   
I am really, truly sorry for all the trouble I caused. I shouldn't have been in too much of a hurry to do the dragon.

I don't know who put the coal in the box, though.


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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 27-01-2012 22:39   
Quote:

On 27-01-2012 19:57, Zalagar wrote:
I don't know who put the coal in the box, though.



Clearly if you took it out of box0 on the Island, someone went to the trouble of putting it back in after your demise. That could only have been a Wiz. I expect it was the same one who hid the chart.



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Zalagar
cleric

Joined: Mar 05, 2002
Posts: 133
Posted: 28-01-2012 03:12   
Quote:

On 27-01-2012 22:39, royston wrote:
Quote:

On 27-01-2012 19:57, Zalagar wrote:
I don't know who put the coal in the box, though.



Clearly if you took it out of box0 on the Island, someone went to the trouble of putting it back in after your demise. That could only have been a Wiz. I expect it was the same one who hid the chart.





I don't believe I ever put it in the box in the first place. So I have no idea how it ended up in the box.


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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 28-01-2012 10:20   
I think the time has now come for a bit of frankness. If you peruse the quote from my log above, you will see it was me. I put the coal in box0. Soon afterwards you told me you wanted to kill the dragon and, minded that you had killed most of the rats, I gave you the box. That took place right at the start of the game. Towards the end of the game I found box0 on the Island with the coal still inside. The obvious conclusion is that it was never out of the box, that you forgot to take it out at the Vicious Rocks and faced the dragon with it still concealed and wondered why it attacked you. This is the exact same thing I have done on more than one occasion. Indeed as I stated above I spent a considerable time looking for the coal on the ground, not realising I already had it.

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nigeljuggler
novice

Joined: Jan 03, 2012
Posts: 7
Posted: 28-01-2012 19:08   
Whilst I only turned up at the end, it was quite fun to find that the bash wasn't totally over. One of the previous bashes had been all finished with 30 mins to go.

It does need someone to keep an eye on what mobiles are still left to fight. When the reset finished there was golem, dragon, sk1 and one other to go. No-one seemed to know what that last mobile was. I was quite surprised that banshee was still around, ditto the zombie in the mausoleum.

Nigel aka Pootle


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Armand
explorer

Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 28-01-2012 19:48   
For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that so long as the dragon is fed before the auto-reset countdown starts, the game will not reset until it dies (or more precisely, the auto-reset, when it does kick in, will factor in however many additional seconds are needed for the dragon to die).

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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 28-01-2012 20:22   
Quote:

On 28-01-2012 19:48, Armand wrote:
For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that so long as the dragon is fed before the auto-reset countdown starts, the game will not reset until it dies (or more precisely, the auto-reset, when it does kick in, will factor in however many additional seconds are needed for the dragon to die).



Hey Armand!! That is certainly my own experience on both counts. In this case my futile attempt was made after the reset warning, so there would have been insufficient time for the dragon to die.
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Turrican
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Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 346
Posted: 28-01-2012 21:25   
Quote:

On 28-01-2012 20:22, royston wrote:
In this case my futile attempt was made after the reset warning, so there would have been insufficient time for the dragon to die.


With <= 15 mobiles left it would be auto extended.


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Armand
explorer

Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 29-01-2012 16:30   
Ah yeah, I forgot about the mobile count requirement.

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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 30-01-2012 09:12   
Quote:

On 28-01-2012 21:25, Turrican wrote:

With <= 15 mobiles left it would be auto extended.



I take the point. But in this case there was barely time for Gaia to steal the coal from me and for me to go south off the Headland in my little boat and then get back into the game. What was unusual was all the players dashing around the Island when the dragon was alive and full of beans.
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Vulnax
explorer

Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 639
From: North West
Posted: 30-01-2012 18:27   
Quote:

On 30-01-2012 09:12, royston wrote:

the dragon was alive and full of beans.





Now we know why the HAWUMPH!
Beans....


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