Thanksgiving Event 2014!

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Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by gorboth » 25 Nov 2014 12:14

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Denizens of the Donut,

Just after leaving the wizard's lounge today (enjoying the glow from my third
glass of cognac) I was confronted in the hallway by a rather unfriendly group
of VERY insistent citizens of Sparkle. They kept talking over one another
in their rush to get me to understand their concerns. It was hard to make out
clearly much of what they were saying, but I kept getting bits about "past
atrocities", "high-time for a humane event", and "for the healing of the
donut." I really didn't know what they were talking about, and I said as much.

Finally, someone who seemed like a sort of leader quieted the rest of them and
handed me a tablet and told me to post it on the Common Board. He said that
doing so will BEGIN to make up for the history of abuse and violence that
has tainted the population of the Donut. 

I still didn't really understand, but here's what he gave me ...

  ____________________________________________________________________________
.'__________________________________________________________________________.'|
|                         =======================                           | |
|                         The Genesis Turkey Farm                           | |
|                         =======================                           | |
|   As sponsored by the Genesis Obtains Brotherhood By Loving Each Turkey   | |
|                      (G.O.B.B.L.E.T.) initiative                          | |
|                                                                           | |
| A growing sense of urgency has gripped the GOBBLET brotherhood in recent  | |
| years as, time after time, we have been witness to these noblest of all   | |
| birds' abuse in various "fun" events. With even our most ardent protests  | |
| seeming to fall on deaf ears, we have decided to take action ourselves,   | |
| setting up OUR idea of a worthy event at the time of the MOST ACCURSED    | |
| festival of Thanksgiving. Lars himself has seen fit to bless our efforts, | |
| bestowing on our recent flock of hatchlings mystic wisdom which they will | |
| share with owners who can provide them with the love and care they crave  | |
| and completely deserve.                                                   | |
|                                                                           | |
| Here, therefore, are the details of the event:                            | |
|     - The event will last two weeks (14 days) beginning on November 27th. | |
|       (the Day of Curse!)                                                 | |
|     - Each person may <adopt> one turkey to care for during that time.    | |
|     - Turkeys need constant care, and will grow in health and happiness   | |
|       the more they are nurtured with love and affection.                 | |
|     - Lars has provided us with a spiritual connection to each turkey,    | |
|       such that we will know how healthy and happy each bird becomes.     | |
|     - Rankings of the top 10 health levels will be available here at the  | |
|       farm with the command <topcheck>.                                   | |
|     - The top three ranks will earn rewards for all members at the end    | |
|       of the event, granting equal awards to ties in a given rank.        | |
|                                                                           | |
| Rewards are as follows:                                                   | |
|     - 1st place: 2 Glittering imbuement stones of your choice.            | |
|     - 2nd place: 2 Unblemished imbuement stones of your choice.           | |
|     - 3rd place: 2 Ordinary imbuement stones of your choice.              | |
|     - EVERYONE : Each time you make your bird happy enough to share its   | |
|                  mystic wisdom with you, you will receive a small share   | |
|                  of quest experience. Skilled caregives will be able      | |
|                  to achieve this every ten to fifteen minutes, typically. | |
|                                                                           | |
| Made possible by the Gobbleteers. (and YOU, their supporters!)            | |
|___________________________________________________________________________|.'

Hmmm ... so it looks like we've got an event on our hands starting a few days
from now on Thanksgiving. Before they left, they told me that the farm has
been built south of the Sparkle docks in the woods near the bridge leading
to the old lumber mill where the Mercenary Guild has set up operations.

There you have it!
G.

p.s. A bit of Q&A on this event:

Q: Can I steal someone's turkey and have more than one?
A: No. Turkeys don't like that. No one does. Jerk.

Q: So is there any way for me to hide my turkey's rank from other people?
A: Apparently not. The Gobbleteers seem to value promoting the love and care
   of turkeys more than they value competetive anonymity.

Q: So what if there are thirteen people tied for the top rank?
A: I guess I'll be awarding thirteen people two glittering stones of their
   choice.

Q: Can you please be more specific about event start and end times?
A: Sure. The event will begin on the very first second of Thursday,
   November 27th. For most Europeans, this will feel like midnight on
   Wednesday the 26th. For west-coast Americans, it will feel like
   3:00pm on Wednesday the 26th, and 6:00pm for east-coasters. So, be
   aware of that specific detail! The event will end on the very first
   second of Thursday, December 11th, with the same respective area-
   based specifics. The turkeys will have a command available to show
   the remaining time in the event once it begins.

Q: Wait, so you mean EVERYONE gets quest experience EVERY TEN MINUTES if
   they care for their turkey? Like, just set up triggers on your client
   and stay logged on letting the exp roll in?
A: Err ... I guess so? Happy Thanksgiving!

Q: So is this, like, some cheap stunt just to get everyone to stay logged
   in 24/7 for two solid weeks?
A: I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Mmmmmm ... pie ...

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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by gorboth » 26 Nov 2014 01:04

Just got the code all wrapped up ... *cross fingers*

See you in 24 hours.
G.
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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by Snowrose » 26 Nov 2014 05:17

ideas for next year if this is redone.
since as it is now the winners will
be those who can bot 24-7 for two
weeks with no scriptfails or net outages

lets pose you can grow turkys in different ways such as:
1 combat turkey: turkey gets a percentage of combat exp
2 crafty Turkey: turkey gets a percentage of general xp
3 social turkey: turkey gets pet by the highest number of individual players
4 explorer turkey: the more rooms a turkey sees.
5. scavenger turkey: by searching corpses and rooms you can find turkey treats
6. rp turkey: turkey receiving the greatest variety of different directed emotes from other players*smiles at turkey*
7.jinx turkey: you died a lot with this turkey
8: vorpal turkey: Participated in pvp (win or lose) with this turkey
(hubby suggests this could also be jagged black turkey)
turkeybot: pritty much this years event.
9: balenced turkey: person with the best average of all catagories(after removing highest and lowest)
10:super turkey: highest over all combined turkey score.

obviously not all catagories will be viable at one time.
each viable catagory gets a prize. this kind of event will ecourage all sorts of interactions
that are common in the donut some will be botable others require active play or interaction
thus all styles of player can be rewarded.
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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by Kitriana » 26 Nov 2014 18:34

Love the ideas Snowrose.
If something I wrote sounds confusing ... assume you misunderstood it.

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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by Syrk » 26 Nov 2014 18:57

Anyone knows good free shell accounts with screen?

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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by Mersereau » 26 Nov 2014 21:08

No pet pigs? Lots of people prefer ham on the holidays!
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."
-Mel Brooks

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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by Cherek » 26 Nov 2014 21:29

Mersereau wrote:No pet pigs? Lots of people prefer ham on the holidays!
The pigs have not suffered nearly as much as he turkeys in Genesis.

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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by Snowrose » 26 Nov 2014 21:54

pet pigs would be more of a christmas thing
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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by Mortis » 26 Nov 2014 23:17

Lamb is actually the "in" dish this year. If you didn't know that, you probably aren't cool.

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Re: Thanksgiving Event 2014!

Post by gorboth » 26 Nov 2014 23:35

Snowrose wrote:ideas for next year if this is redone.
since as it is now the winners will
be those who can bot 24-7 for two
weeks with no scriptfails or net outages

lets pose you can grow turkys in different ways such as:
1 combat turkey: turkey gets a percentage of combat exp
2 crafty Turkey: turkey gets a percentage of general xp
3 social turkey: turkey gets pet by the highest number of individual players
4 explorer turkey: the more rooms a turkey sees.
5. scavenger turkey: by searching corpses and rooms you can find turkey treats
6. rp turkey: turkey receiving the greatest variety of different directed emotes from other players*smiles at turkey*
7.jinx turkey: you died a lot with this turkey
8: vorpal turkey: Participated in pvp (win or lose) with this turkey
(hubby suggests this could also be jagged black turkey)
turkeybot: pritty much this years event.
9: balenced turkey: person with the best average of all catagories(after removing highest and lowest)
10:super turkey: highest over all combined turkey score.

obviously not all catagories will be viable at one time.
each viable catagory gets a prize. this kind of event will ecourage all sorts of interactions
that are common in the donut some will be botable others require active play or interaction
thus all styles of player can be rewarded.
A truly awesome idea, Snowrose! It'd probably wouldn't be something I could code in a 24 hour period, though, which was the reason I could justify creating this little event! ;-)

I'll definitely refer to it for future years. It would be a lot of fun.

G.
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