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Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
From what I've seen of forum participants' tastes in computer games and their senses of humor, I would guess that a lot of you would like this game.

It's an online RPG, with bare-bones, stick figure graphics, but with a very intelligent and hilarious flair. It's pretty addictive, but the amount of time you can play in a single day is limited (unless you get around it by signing up for multiple accounts), so it shouldn't do too much damage to the rest of the stuff in your life.
 
Posted by Bokonon (Member # 480) on :
 
quote:
but the amount of time you can play in a single day is limited
Unless you drinks lots of beer. Lots and lots of beer.

-Bok
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Today my character (one of them, anyway) drank ten beers. I was wary of getting too drunk, though, because I don't yet know what happens in the game when you do this.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
OK, I can't figure out how to get started. I'm trying to go to Mount Noob. I get there, and he says "go adventure!", and I go back out to the mountains.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You're in the tutorial. At that point in the game, you can adventure in two or three places: Cobb's Knob (in the Plains), the Haunted Pantry (in the Right Side of the Tracks, in Town), or the Alley (in the Wrong Side of the Tracks, in Town). Just spend a little time at one of those places and then go back to the Oriole in the Mountains to go on with the tutorial.
 
Posted by Bokonon (Member # 480) on :
 
I've had a drunkeness affect at Inebriety of 15, where I end adventuring in "Drunken Stupor". Basically I waste a turn. Everything below that is fine though.

I'm in a good clan with some elementary school chums, I'm up to level 5 (almost 6) Accordion Thief. I just got enough money to by a Moxie Magnet, which is KEY, since that means my MP are based of Moxie, not Mysticality, which is great since I have 27 Moxie and 11 Mysticality (being an AT, I get mostly Moxie anyway). I can use my Moxious maneuver 27 times (as opposed to 9)!

-Bok

[ June 22, 2004, 05:14 PM: Message edited by: Bokonon ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
My first character is an Accordian Thief, too. He's sixth level right now. I haven't joined a clan, because I don't know anything about any of the existing clans, and I'm not advanced enough to start my own.
 
Posted by Bokonon (Member # 480) on :
 
If you are an Accordion Thief, or a Disco Whatever, I reccomend going to the Sleazy Back Alley, since you can get spider's webs there. get 5 of them and go to the Guard Tower on the right side of the tracks. Give the guard the 5 webs and then dring the potion. You can gain a moxie point or more right from the start (the potion gives you 30-ish Smarm/Chutzpah/equivalent).

-Bok
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Yeah, that gourd potion was very useful.

The other really useful thing was getting a chef-in-a-box set up at my campsite. I hate having to use up adventures for cooking.
 
Posted by Bokonon (Member # 480) on :
 
You can get the gourd potion multiple times. Even now I'm tempted to do it to get up to 30 Moxie so I can use my 1337 7r0uZerZ (or however they are named).

-Bok
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I think I might have gotten the gourd potion twice, but that might be with one of my other characters.

My Accordian Thief's Moxie is at about 31 or 32 now, IIRC. Well, that's without bonuses. With bonuses, I think it's about twice that, or almost.
 
Posted by Book (Member # 5500) on :
 
This is ridiculous. Ridiculous, but awesome.
 
Posted by Suneun (Member # 3247) on :
 
I haven't tried playing, but this thread sounds so much like that thread about the Quest of Crowns or whatever-it-was-called. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
 
Posted by Book (Member # 5500) on :
 
No, it's a real game. It's retarded, but it's a real game.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
We need a Jatraquero clan.

It looks like Turtle Tamers are the least popular class. . . wonder why. . .

:Anziano, lvl 3 Turtle tamer:

[ June 23, 2004, 08:20 AM: Message edited by: Scott R ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I have a level 6 turtle tamer. He's my best character right now.

I would like a hatrack clan. Unfortunately, you have to be level 8 to start one (although you only have to be level 3 to join one that already exists).
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Where do you find beer? The only place I've seen with it was the flea market, and it was too expensive.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Beer, let's see. I believe you can get it at the Typical Tavern in the Woods. I know you can get it at the Orcish Frat House, but you're probably not advanced enough to go there yet. Maybe the Back Alley? Maybe Cobb's Knob? Can't really remember.
 
Posted by ak (Member # 90) on :
 
This game sounds hilarious.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
This game is rediculously entertaining. Though the turn limitation is kinda dumb. I guess I can get more by eating, but I think I must be missing something critical. Just don't have that much food.
 
Posted by advice for robots (Member # 2544) on :
 
I'm PurpleHaze, a level 2 disco bandit. Fear me.

After I ran out of turns I finally figured out how to tell how far I needed to go still to advance. Guess I have to wait until tomorrow now.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You do get more adventures (turns) by eating or drinking, but the # of adventures you get can be greatly increased by making more complex food/drinks by cooking/cocktailcrafting. For instance, if you have a wad of dough, an enchanted bean, spices and a jabanero pepper, you can make an insanely spicy enchanted bean burrito, which is a whole lot better than eating each of those items separately (especially since you can't eat some of them separately at all).

Cooking requires an E-Z Cook Oven, which can be bought for 1000 meat at the market. It takes 1 adventure to cook something, but you can make a chef-in-a-box which will let you cook things for free.

I haven't tried cocktailcrafting yet.
 
Posted by jebus202 (Member # 2524) on :
 
Hey any level 7-ers wanna make a Hatrack Clan?

You got a level 3 member right here.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Oh, this game is funny. I'm not sure I understand it yet, but it's making me laugh. I'm also enjoying defeating undead elbow macaroni.

space opera
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Where do you find out recipes like for that spicy burrito?
 
Posted by NdRa (Member # 2295) on :
 
I am level 3 and would love to join a hatrack clan!
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Same here. Level 3 Saucerer. I just wish I could have played longer today. Gotta figure out the best way to extend my turns per day. Got very little meat. I think I need to figure out a way to recover in fewer turns or none at all.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I've been getting info from a spoiler site, here.

Every time I get a new item that I'm not familiar with, I check it on that site to see what can be done with it. Some might say that takes away some of the fun, but that's the kind of gamer I am.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Happy Camper:"I think I need to figure out a way to recover in fewer turns"

If you mean recover from damage, like resting in your campsite, there are ways to speed that healing up. You can get a bearskin tent, a cottage, and a house. With all of that, I'm healing twenty or more hit points per turn. Still have to rest three full turns when beaten up, though.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I spent all 40 turns today trying to get 5 firecrackers to get a gourd potion, but I only managed to get two firecrackers [Frown]

[ June 24, 2004, 12:09 PM: Message edited by: mr_porteiro_head ]
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
*snort* Some of us are careful with our turns and don't use them up before lunchtime [Wink]

space opera
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Come on, Hatrack!

Someone's gotta make a clan!
 
Posted by Bob the Lawyer (Member # 3278) on :
 
Well, I've started up as well. Ratatouilli is a level 3 pastamancer. I'm a noodle neophyte, thanks.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
One of my characters just reached level 7, so I'm only one level from being able to start up a clan. As soon as I get there, I'll do it, if somebody else hasn't already.

By the way, I am loving the Orcish Frat House. Particularly after obtaining and wearing the Frat Boy Ensemble (Orcish baseball cap, Orcish cargo shorts, and homoerotic frat-paddle). My muscularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Not to mention my supply of booze.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
My turtle tamer finished Dr. Hobo's quest today, and got the scalpel! Woot! Also finished the painter's quest. . . need some spiffy outfit now. . .

I'm *this* close to being level four.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The scalpel is great. It will likely be your best weapon until at least level 5, and probably level six. I just recently switched over to something else.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Does levelling slow down insanely quick? I made level 3 my first day with a lot of wasted turns, and the next day I gained 1 stat point I think. Got like 4 more before my next level. Or am I just fighting in the wrong place. The best place open to me right now is the spooky forest. How long did anyone take between level 3 and 4?

edit- punctuation

[ June 25, 2004, 11:18 AM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
Ok, first person to level seven, start a clan and then post what it's called here. I'm betting the moderation don't want us to use Hatrack as the name, so jatraqueros or some variation of that would be more appropriate.

Of course, whoever makes it gets to name it [Big Grin] and I'm way back on level 3 still.

edit: what did you have to equip to do the hobo's quest?

[ June 25, 2004, 11:44 AM: Message edited by: peter the bookie ]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Ha! Say hello to DracoFire87, a level 4 Pastamancer, with a wicked little mosquito sidekick.

Oh, and by the way...equip a Cool Whip and be holding an asparagus knife.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
so do you have to buy a terrarium to get the mosquite sidekick?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Yes, you have to have a terrarium to get any sidekick. Buy the terrarium, then USE it (which installs in in your campground), then USE the item you wish to make into a sidekick (e.g. the mosquito larva).
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
HC, yes, levelling does slow down. That's because, when you start out, it only takes a few points raise your stats, and only takes a few stat points to level up. But every time you gain a stat point, the number of points you need to raise your stat further goes up dramatically, and each time you level up, the number of stat points you need for the next level goes up dramatically as well. Thankfully, the number of points you can earn from a single adventure goes up as you enter more difficult areas, too.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
I spent all day trying to get my Pasta Maker at LEvel 3, and have 3 more Magic Levels to increase before I hit level 4.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Is there any way for characters to give/trade stuff with others?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I imagine so. The newbie chat seems to have tons of people hawking their wares for what seems to a newbie like myself to be outrageous prices. I think I read somewhere that there's a mail system of some sort. I guess there have been exploits in the past that allowed for major duping of meat, so the economy is futzed. Fortunately, we're still in beta, and most everything will be wiped before final release. Can't imagine why though, it's not like we'll ever have to pay for this.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
mph:"Is there any way for characters to give/trade stuff with others?"

I believe there is, but I have not tried it out. If somebody wants something, I can try and see if I can get it to work. That is, if it's something I have.

Once we have a clan (and that shouldn't be much longer, since I only have one more level to go), we can have a kind of common stash that we all have access to. We can put stuff in, and anybody in the clan can take it out and use it.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
OK, I created a baby mosquito, but he seems to have dissapeared. How do I get him to be my familiar?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
UofU. Yeah, I understand that. Though it sorta seems like that's a double hindrance. Especially with such a serious limitation on the number of adventures you get in a day. At this rate it will take me another few days to even reach level 4. And if the trend continues, level 5 will take weeks. I guess sooner or later though something better than the spooky forest will open up making sub-stats easier to get.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I just found it. In-game, at the top of the screen, click on Messages. It looks like a kind of instant-messaging, or maybe e-mailing. At any rate, it says you can attach items or meat to messages.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
mph, I guess I left out the last step. After you have USEd the larva, you need to go to your campground and get the adult mosquito out of the terrarium.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
HC, it's slow, but not that slow. I've been playing just over two weeks, and I have one level 7 character and two that are level 6 and almost to 7. Learning to cook can easily double the rate at which you level, since it both gives you additional adventures and can add to your stat points.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I just figured out that you have to actually *use* that non-n00b certificate before the council of loathing will give you any adventures.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
D'OH! [Wall Bash]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I'm adding everybody who has posted their characters' names to my contact list now, so I can message you and, if you want, send you stuff. Those who haven't posted your characters' names, let the rest of us know if you want us to add your names to our lists.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Wait a minute! I've been thinking all this time that you had to be level 8 to start a clan, but now I see that it's only level 7. That means one of my characters can start a clan right now!

So, I've already had one vote for Jatraqueros as a clan name. Any other ideas? Act fast, because I want to do this today if possible.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Do Jatraqueros NOW, man!
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
<--- The Saxon Funk, level 4 Disco Bandit
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Do other agree with that name? I think it's appropriate.

I'm also being asked for a clan Credo. Any ideas?

[ June 25, 2004, 12:56 PM: Message edited by: UofUlawguy ]
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
CREDO: All your memes belong to us.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
All your memes are belong to us.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Create it now!
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
My boys are Leovinus, Level 3 Sauceror, and Mathais, Level 3 Turtle Tamer.

And yes, I agree with the name and the second incarnation of the credo.

[ June 25, 2004, 01:02 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I just started the clan and have already added mph to the membership. The rest of you who are at least level 3, get in there and sign up!
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
OK, I've applied with the characters mr_porteiro, porteiro_head, and mr_porteiro_head. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by NdRa (Member # 2295) on :
 
My character is NdRa, Level 3, Noodle Neophyte. I used up all my adventure minutes after midnight last night. [Frown]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Gotcha covered, mph. And Anziano, too.
 
Posted by Bob the Lawyer (Member # 3278) on :
 
Wow, are pastamancers the most common Hatrack type?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I have three characters:

Caal, a level 7 Turtle Tamer, is the Grand Poobah of the Jatraqueros clan.

UULG, a level 6 Accordion Thief.

Edaw, a level 6 Seal Clubber.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I've added Dan Raven to the clan.

The rest of you, go apply or I can't admit you to the clan!
 
Posted by NdRa (Member # 2295) on :
 
Am I missing something? What is the name of the clan?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I'll do it after work. I really shouldn't even be here. I don't think I can get away with playing games at work too. Heh.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
i submitted and sent you a message with a gift, oh powerful leader. and when the message member search had a box for PvP members, the whole game made more sense!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The clan is called Jatraqueros.

And who the heck is Weasel Sootmouth? Come on, fess up. I don't want to let just any hobo off the street into our Leet clan.

Edit: Okay, I've got it now. Thanks, Weasel. I got your message and gift. You're in.

[ June 25, 2004, 01:34 PM: Message edited by: UofUlawguy ]
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Weasel Sootmouth is a Jatraquera.

I can vouch for her. . . but I WON'T take responsability for her.

No, I won't.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I'd say it's definitely a Jatraquero. That or someone got really lucky with a guess.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
I don't know, I think she sounds pretty suspicious. Do we really want her in?
 
Posted by BannaOj (Member # 3206) on :
 
ROTFL

Well I can't help it people don't check profiles, I'm bad about it myself.

HC suffice to say, you've met Weasel Sootmouth, and she's not me.

And Scott I think not being responsible for her is wise, very wise [Wink]

AJ
 
Posted by BannaOj (Member # 3206) on :
 
[Grumble] You guys were having too much fun so I decided to risk seeing if I could get the page. Stupid (well actuall intelligent, but it doesn't block Hatrack... yet) work server blocking me out, and I don't have time to play when I'm home.

AJ

[ June 25, 2004, 01:41 PM: Message edited by: BannaOj ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I was just reading up on this clan stuff, and it looks like clans can attack each other. Now we're new and small, so I can't see us attacking any other clans anytime soon. However, we are also vulnerable.

We can buy defenses for our clan headquarters, to protect us from marauders, but it costs mucho meat to do it up right. There are other things (furnishings) we can buy, too, but I don't know what they do.

So everybody feel free to donate meat to the clan stash, and we can start beefing up our defenses. Also, donate any items you have no immediate use for to the stash. I just put a ton of stuff there. Hopefully some of it will be of use to some of you.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
I was just going to say "Hey! We can donate meat!" I added some stuff to the stash, because I don't need 2 turtle blessings, and I took something, but I don't recall what. Nothing expensive or usefull.

*plays with clan karma*
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The Saxon Funk is in.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
mathmavin <------ level 4 disco bandit
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
mathmavin is in.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
what difference does karma make?
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Check out the messages-- I explain karma there.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
dracofire87 is in.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
Aside from how big an item you can take out of the stash, I don't know. If you want more, donate stuff or meat.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Does anyone want a promotion to a position of greater responsibility and prestige? Like being able to approve new memberships when I'm not online? Let me know.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Dog, when you get around to reading this, yes, I did think, "Ha! I'm being one of those gamers Geoff hates!" when I registered that name.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I'm Berp, level 3 disco thingy.

space opera
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Berp and NdRa are in.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
weasel sootmouth has been promoted to Senior Muckity-Muck of the Jatraqueros clan. She is empowered to admit new members to the clan, and has a few other minor powers.

All hail the new Senior Muckity-Muck!
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Cool. I went to the clan and put some goodies in. Alas, I am out of adventures for today. [Frown]

space opera
 
Posted by Da_Goat (Member # 5529) on :
 
I applied. Now lemme in!
 
Posted by BYuCnslr (Member # 1857) on :
 
TheBestSophist - Acordian Thief
Insanity_Plea - Sauceror
JoeBobtheBrilliant - Turtle Tamer

Satyagraha
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Just added a new one. The HC - Accordion Thief.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Added
Da_Goat
TheBestSophist
Insanity_Plea

who are
Mathais
Leovinus
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
*cough* *points up*

edit- er further up.

[ June 25, 2004, 07:18 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Heh, you didn't know me. Not knowing you is only fair. [Big Grin]

Who is Colapsaar?

[ June 25, 2004, 08:08 PM: Message edited by: celia60 ]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I musta missed something somewhere. Dunno why both you and AJ just expected me to know who you are. Though the association does tickle something in the back of my mind... *scratches head*
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I applied as Pizza the Accordian Thief lv3. I usually post under Chizpurfle but am using this sn currently to reaffirm my Hatrack status- if only as a lurker.

So yeah, can I join? [Smile]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
You have been admitted.

The only pending member at the moment is Colapsaar, who has until 4PM EST on June 28th to post here and identify themself before I reject them. [Smile]
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
I just submitted a request to join. My character's name is DerrellF
 
Posted by Shigosei (Member # 3831) on :
 
I'm Colapsaar...
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
Cool, then everyone who's applied is now in.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
I just applied a few minutes ago! [Smile]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Who is Captain Obvious?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Well, duuuuh.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
If anyone really knows who Captain Obvious is, please tell me.

By the way, my accordion thief finally reached 7th level, and promptly breezed through the quest in the Valley of Rof L'm Fao. That is now officially my favorite area in the game. Full of Flaming Trolls, XXX pr0ns, Spam Witches, Anime Smileys, etc. And the quest reward is jaw-droppingly fantastic. Best part of all is the weapon you use to beat all those monsters. Hilarious!
 
Posted by Bokonon (Member # 480) on :
 
Captain Obvious is Tom. He has a Capt. Obvious in City of Heroes as well.

-Bok
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
REJECTED!
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I am waiting anxiously for midnight. I used all my turns already!

space opera [Frown]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Hehe, Leo just hit level 4 today and promptly proceeded to get his butt kicked in all of the areas he opened up. Guess those council quests will have to wait a while.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
HelllllooOOOoooOOooooooo.... can I be in the clan, please?

You don't really want me to take my membership elsewhere, do you?

DO YOU?

[Angst]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
uh, i didn't see any open applications last time i looked, have you applied?

also, the membership page is giving me an error, so i can't process anyone until that's fixed.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Im playing. Started today. Reached level 2, and have one more mystical point before level three. Used all my turns though.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Hah! I just acquired a clockwork maid! +4 adventures/day!
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
...and you donated that to the clan?! *eye twitches*

I am as new as most people here to this game and I'm not quite sure if that item is actually as good as it sounds to a n00b like me or whether it is a something you found somewhere or something you bought, but from my perspective (as a person who wastes her daily adventures in minutes)- what were you thinking, man?! *hits Mr. F in the back of the head* Damn you. I guess I will have to correct this grievous blunder of yours and send the clock maiden back to it's rightful owner.

Into the hands of me.

Kidding! Kidding! Stop... throwing your tomatoes at me! Your precious clock maiden shall remain untouched (untainted, unsullied, pure or whatever)! [Razz]

[ June 29, 2004, 06:05 AM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
is there a JadziaDax in the house?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
JadziaDax (Rappin Ronnie Reagan) is in.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
I love that I'm drunk and beaten up before 9 am.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
How are these people getting so much cool stuff? And like 6 gazillion meat?

The character who beat me up recently was a 3rd level pastamancer with an Xtreme Staff, a shiny ring. . .

I got beat up by a PASTAMANCER!!!! THIRD LEVEL!!!

She's got more than 7000 meat to her name! How is that possible?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I think there are hacks and cheats that can be used (illegally) in this game, but I haven't come across them yet. I think that the person you encountered is either exploiting one, or has powerful friends that have given him/her a ton of stuff he/she wouldn't normally have access to.

Unfortunately, you do not have powerful friends. You have a bunch of really weak, but well-intentioned, friends.

I don't have the problem you mentioned, because I haven't smashed my hippy stone yet. I'm not very interested in player vs player combat.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
I was curious as to what would happen if I did that. . .
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
I have a question...i'm up to Level Four now, and can go places like the Cobb's Knob Kitchens and Degrassi Knoll...but I always get beat up. I can't seem to land a hit on the enemies before they hit me for all my HP.

What do I need to improve/aquire?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
At level four, you're most likely not ready for the Cobb's Knob Kitchens. However, keep trying Degrassi Knoll. You have two important quests to complete there. Take along a familiar, and don't be afraid to retreat and rest in your campground if you're dying. If you really can make NO progress at all, just go somewhere else for a while. Do you have any other quests outstanding that you haven't completed yet?
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
Ok, I am an idiot of gargantuan proportions. Where is Degrassi Knoll?

Scott, I wandered around on their forum enough to never want to smash my stone.

[ June 29, 2004, 11:10 AM: Message edited by: peter the bookie ]
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Degrassi Knoll is in the Plains, but you have to be above a certain level to get there.

EDIT: Yeah. . . Wishing I hadn't right now. I get the feeling that I'm going to be beat up a bunch.

[ June 29, 2004, 11:12 AM: Message edited by: Scott R ]
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
Ok, I'll get there eventually, then. I'm kind of trying to not level at the moment. My stats are getting far too skewed for my liking.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Two quests? You mean the Council of Loathing ones?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Your stats are supposed to get skewed. Each class has a main stat, and that stat will always tend to grow much faster than the other two. In fact, there are areas where you can go just to exercise that main stat. That, after all, is the way you level up.

As for the quests at Degrassi Knoll: one of them comes from the Council - getting the parts to build the Meatcar. The other comes from the Untinker, on the Right Side of the Tracks in Town.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
About places to go to exercise your main attribute:

Strengthliness: Grassy Knoll, Cobb Knob
Mysticality: Haunted Pantry, Spooky Woods
Moxie: Back Alley, Haunted Pantry, Spooky Woods.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
Maybe I should rephrase that as, I'm hanging out in areas where I'm more likely to get stronger than more moxie. Since I can't do much in the areas I've unlocked due to being a pansy.

*dances through thread tossing flowers at other players*
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Muscle may help you damage monsters, but moxie gives you more life, which will let you survive longer until you can actually kill the monster. I have often found that my Accordion Thief, with lots of moxie but less muscle, often outfights my Turtle Tamer and Seal Clubber, with lots of muscle but not as much moxie and thus not as much life. Don't be afraid of boosting your moxie.

Besides, I have also found that going up a level often makes previously difficult areas suddenly much easier. I don't know how to account for that, but it's true.

Anyway, as Scott said, if you really want to focus on your muscle, hang around Cobb's Knob.
 
Posted by Bob the Lawyer (Member # 3278) on :
 
So, can I combine anything with my gourd potions to make them better or should I just quaff them as is? I've been saving them but I wonder if I shouldn't just drink the darn things.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Woot! I have a gnollish autoplunger now!

Problem is...not strong enough to use it yet...dang it!
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Also keep in mind, I think, that moxie determines how often you'll hit, and how often you'll be hit. So having extraordinarily high moxie will help keep you alive in that regard too. You'll just be hitting for piddly amounts of damage if your muscularity stinks. My Accordian Thief can survive fairly well in some rough areas, but it takes forever to actually win a battle, because I'm doing one damage. My mosquito generally kills things before I do.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Drink your gourd potions immediately! There's no good reason to save them.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
According to a FAQ that I saw, Moxie determines how likely it is that your enemy will miss, but Muscularity determines both how likely it is that you will hit as well as how much damage you do.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Hmmm, yeah, that might explain why me and a bat of some sort kept whiffing on each other. Skull bat I think. Oh, and if anyone is having issues with the Slug Lord's map, I have something that might help.

[ June 29, 2004, 12:50 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Who is Mindsweeper?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Also me.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Okay, Mindsweeper is in.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Oh, Azile, with the clockwork stuff, I had two. And I gave one of them to the clan. But I think somebody already grabbed it. [Razz]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Okay, I've got everything for the car...but the rims. Does anyone have rims? Anyone?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
It took me a long time to figure out the rims. It's a trick. The rims aren't at Degrassi Knoll. The Hermit has them. Remember back to your tutorial: buy a hermit permit and chewing gum on a string, go to the sewer and get a worthless item, go to the hermit in the mountains and trade him the item for the rims. While you're there, make a note of the rest of the items he has. Most of them can be found nowhere else, and may be needed later. You will be going back to him from time to time to get other stuff.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Happy Camper, I would like a little help with the slug lord map. My name is Thunders Core. I just applied to join the clan and I have no turns left today, unless I drink some more. So go ahead and send me whatever the heck I need.

Side note to the clan, I've already donated 100 meat, so come on, let me in. [Wink]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I guess you probably already know what you're looking for. I'll send it to you, from either Leovinus or The HC. Can't recall who has it.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Thunders Core is in.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
To get to the hermit, you have to get a 'worthless trinket.' They are not always found in the sewer-- I've found some in either the haunted pantry or in the alley (can't remember which).

I wish I could. . .
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The only place I've EVER seen worthless trinkets/gewgaws/whatever is in the sewer. They're easy to get from there, though. You get one close to 50% of the time when you go fishing with your chewing gum on a string.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
quote:
Oh, Azile, with the clockwork stuff, I had two. And I gave one of them to the clan. But I think somebody already grabbed it.
Ah, friddle sticks. Once again, I am foiled by my own selflessness. ::sulks::

How did you get one anyway? Did you find it? Did you buy it? Or did you combine stuff to make it? 4 adventures daily. Goodness. Think of the possibilities...
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Scott, did you notice the announcement today? You can now only PvP people of the same level. It's in response to this, I think.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I bought our clan a meat tree this morning. We'll see how it works. I don't know whether we automatically each get the full 500 meat per day, or if the amount of meat the tree gives us is dependent upon the meat in our stash (in which case we need to save up another 50000).
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Yeay! for us!!

space opera

*rubs hands together and greedily looks forward to more meat*
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
My lvl 4 disco bandit, Josh the Beekeeper, just applied. . .
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I'm getting exceptionally irritated that the stupid Knob Goblin Chefs refuse to drop Knob mushrooms when I kill them.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Yeah, those chefs don't always cooperate. But the Cobb's Knob Kitchens remain one of the best, if not the best, places to get food and ingredients for cooking even better food. Another good place is the BeanBat Cave, where you get enchanted beans almost every time you adventure. Also, I've just discovered that the Valley of Rof L'm Fao is full of really terrific food, but you have to be level 7 to go there.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Yeah I have been able to make several sausage pizzas from what I've gotten at the Kitchen. I just want that stupid mushroom.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Of course, after four days of trying to get that stupid mushroom without complaining, I get one now.

By the way, the sausage pizza--the recipe for which is (wad of dough + tomato) + knob sausage--not only gives you between 5 and 8 adventures, but it also gives you 10 to 12 beefiness points. I think I got about 3 points of muscularity in total today, which was nice.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I assume you have to buy one of those 1000 meat ovens to cook stuff? Do you have to be a specific class too, or is that just for certain items?
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Yeah, you need an oven to cook stuff. But it's totally worth the initial investment. I'm now working on gathering what I need for the chef-in-the-box, and after that I may try for the bartender-in-the-box.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
[Grumble] I don't want them to limit my adventures! I want to be free to play KOL all day long and ignore all my other responsibilities in my quest for meat and familiars. Ok, maybe that was melodramatic, but all my turns are gone!

space opera
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
[Smile] I know how you feel SO. I woke up this morning at 2 AM and said to myself, well, as long as I'm up. Fortunately I controlled myself a little bit, and only used the adventures for one of my characters at that time.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Josh the Beekeeper is now in. [Smile]
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
It appears that you have to have another e-mail in order to have another character. [Grumble]

I'm like an addict needing a fix. Only thing is, I would rather admit to people that I'm addicted to crack than 'fess up that I'm addicted to an RPG involving stick figures.

space opera
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
The description I had read said 1% of the stash per day with a limit of 50K. So like, we ge immediate benifits, but not maximum benifits.

Edit: at our current balance, we'll each get 7 meat per day.

[ June 30, 2004, 01:31 PM: Message edited by: peter the bookie ]
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Erm... I know we have more than 700 meat in our stash. I mean, I just donated over 800 all by myself.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
As of right now, we have 4848 meat in the stash, so we'll get 48 meat each tomorrow, if the formula we've heard is right, and if nobody else donates today.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
uh, yeah, that would be an estimate based on my karma because i am, in fact, an idiot.

[ June 30, 2004, 02:00 PM: Message edited by: peter the bookie ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
saxon, what are you missing for the chef-in-the box? Boy is that ever a worthwhile investment.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Today I broke down and played - I'm hooked.

I haven't finished my first day and I'm already at level 2.

Drakester - pastamancer.

(Draker was already taken [Grumble] )
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I'm missing everything except the spring. Well, I have a chef's hat, but I'm wearing it. I know that there are items I could use in the stash, but I would rather earn it. Nothing to do now but keep adventuring and hoping for the right items to drop. I figure now that I have a gravy fairy it should go a bit quicker.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
saxon75:"I know that there are items I could use in the stash, but I would rather earn it."

I understand. I debated whether to put those kinds of items in the clan stash for that very reason. I'm still wondering whether it wouldn't be better to hold onto them until and unless somebody asks for them, but I decided I would leave the decision up to the individual players.

Do you know where to go to find everything you need? The key items tend to drop quite often, in my experience.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
I have a spring, I think... maybe several. I can donate some to the clan, or you can try degrassi knoll.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
If I understand things right the items I need are at the Outskirts of Cobb's Knob, the "Fun" House, and the Misspelled Cemetary. Only thing is that the last time I tried adventuring at the "Fun" House or the cemetary, I got my butt kicked and had to run away.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
You built a meat car yet? Just a thought.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
No, although that's on my list as well.
 
Posted by Bob the Lawyer (Member # 3278) on :
 
Cripes, are all of you guys playing at work?

I'm just glad it stores turns. So if I miss a day I get 80 turns the next rather than the usual 40. I wonder how long it stores them for?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Saxon75, you might want to start on the car, just a thought *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*.

And no, I'm not actually playing from work myself, though it looks like others may be.

[ June 30, 2004, 03:20 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
I've found that if I reallllly savor my turns, I can waste a good 3 hours on this at work. Which still leaves me with 5 hours a day to sit here and stare at the walls.

I wonder if anyone would notice if I just left.....

SO, I know what you mean. It's bad enough that I enjoy these online RPG games, but one with stick figures? And bumcheek hats? I'd never live it down. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
And perpendicular bats, can't forget perpendicular bats. [Razz]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
saxon, you'll also need an item from Fernswarthy's tower in order to build the chef-in-a-box.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Exactly what do I need to build a car? I've got two toolboxes and two sets of tires. What else do I need? Do I find everything I need in DeGrassi Knoll except the rims?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You should have a paper in your inventory that, when read, will give you the shopping list of parts you need to build the car. First, open both toolboxes that you have. You will find some of the necessary parts inside. And yes, all of the parts you need will be found at Degrassi Knoll except for the rims, which the Hermit has, and a meat stack, which you make yourself. And, of course, the meat paste with which you put it all together.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Thank you.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
quote:
You should have a paper in your inventory that, when read, will give you the shopping list of parts you need to build the car.
uh, what if i don't have it?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Well, it's not really required I guess. I'll try to list the parts from memory.

From Cobb's Knob you will need: tires, sprocket, cog, spring, empty meat tank.

From the Hermit you will need: sweet rims.

You will also need one meat stack and six (?) meat pastes.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
[Wall Bash]

what if i have all of those things, but the tires and rims are already combined to the form of dope wheels?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The tires and rims are supposed to be combined into dope wheels. My list was of the raw materials, so it looks like you're already one step ahead.

Trial and error should help you get the other pieces pasted together -- don't worry, I don't think you can make a mistake. It will just tell you if two things can't be pasted together.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Danke!

Wouldn't you know that the first 2 things I tried worked, but the next item doesn't combine with anything on the first pass? And neither do the freaking doped wheeles.

*drives off*
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Pizza is where it's at!

I already get +7 turns a day, and if I eat four pizzas, I can easily get up to 70 turns! And thanks to my flying mushroom thing and my mad l00ting skillz, it's really easy to get the ingredients. [Big Grin]

If anyone is still without a chef-in-a-box, I'd be happy to cook you pizzas if you send me the ingredients. I'd even throw in the dough, since I seem to have plenty of that...
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Is Sir John of Saxony who I think it is?
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Indeed.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Sir John of Saxony and fugu13 are in.

Is puffer13 the same person as fugu13?
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
I can't get a @#$@#$# empty meat tank. I just keep getting springs and cogs and tires. I could make me a dozen cars, but with no @#$@#$@#$@ meat tanks.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
I donated my spare empty tank to the clan stash. Go ahead and take it. I took the cog and sproket assemply you had donated. [Wink]

What all is in a pizza?

[ July 01, 2004, 11:42 AM: Message edited by: peter the bookie ]
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
a pizza is (dough + tomato) + either goat's cheese (moxie), knob sausage (muscle), or knob (not knoll) mushroom (mysticality).
 
Posted by fugu13 (Member # 2859) on :
 
Yeah, and there may be a pufferfish13 coming along before too long . . . freakin' addictive game.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
puffer13, drakeness and drakester are in.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
By the way, on the pizza, you do have to [use] the wad of dough before you make the pizza. Using the dough flattens it. You can also, if you want, [use] flattened dough to return it to a wadded state. A wad of dough can be used, with a gnollish pie tin, to make a pie crust.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Really? I cook the wad if dough with the tomato, and it turns out fine.... but my character seems to have a lot of glitches, so maybe that's one of them....
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I also seem to be able to make pizza without flattening the dough.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Flat dough is one of the most amazingly useful items in the game. Not only can you use it to cook three different kinds of pizza, but you can also use it to make at least six kinds of burrito.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I thought it had to be flattened. I'm pretty sure it does have to be flattened to make burritos.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
[Wall Bash] How do I build the stupid car? [Wall Bash] I combined the tires and rims. I combined the empty gas tank and meat stack. I can't get anything else to combine. [Grumble]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The cog, spring and sprocket will combine if you do them in the right order. Then, the full meat tank and the above assembly will combine to form a meat engine. Finally, the wheels will combine with the meat engine to create the car.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
I got the car put together. Thanks. Now I just need to get 500 meat so I can go on vacation.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
It took me a while to figure out the vacations at the shore. I couldn't see the appeal. I didn't see what the benefit was, especially if I was going to be giving up 500 meat and 3 adventures.

Now I get it. Whenever I get above 2000 meat, I usually go for a vacation. Each trip can produce really great benefits on its own, but the frequent traveler prizes can be truly amazing.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
*belongs to a clan*
[Cool]

Thanks!
[Big Grin]

Now if I can just get the hang of this game - I'm beginning to get my hands on wine and beer to get more adventures, but food is still pretty scarce.

I ate up all my cottage cheese. [Frown]

More tomorrow, I guess. [Smile]
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
sndrake, be careful not to get too drunk. It can have some rather, interesting consequences. [Grumble] *knows from sad experience.*

edited for spelling.

[ July 01, 2004, 01:31 PM: Message edited by: Derrell ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I never let my drunkennes get up to ten until I got the Liver of Steel (quest reward), and now I don't let it get up to twenty.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Derrell,

thanks - I didn't get above a level 9 on inebriation and didn't seem to fare to badly with that. Is 15 the big red danger line?
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Yes it is. I got to level 15 of inebriation and had an encounter with a rather interesting female knob goblin. The phrase coyote ugly comes to mind. [Angst]
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
I have two extra meat engines, message Zeugma in the game if you want one.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Dan, I don't know if you got an empty meat tank yet from someone, but did you try using any toolboxes you happened to get from Degrassi Knoll?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Who is Keither?
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Who is Keither?

...

FizzBiscuits, beaten again.

[ July 01, 2004, 06:30 PM: Message edited by: celia60 ]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Ryuko is so in.
 
Posted by alath (Member # 6150) on :
 
<---is Alli.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Okay...someone help me out here. I just spent ten turns...two getting the crap kicked out of me, and eight turns healing.

What am I doing wrong? I'm Lvl. 4, I have 12 Muscle, 17 Wizardliness and 10 Moxie, and am wielding a Dr. Hobo's scalpel.

What do I need to change?
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Where are you adventuring?
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
I'm getting beaten up in Degrassi Knoll...and I really want to be going onto The Typical Tavern and the Bat Hole...but it's worse there.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Are you wearing any protective clothing?

It sounds like you might not be advanced enough for those areas yet... Maybe spend a little more time in the Haunted Pantry? Or try to find food or equipment that will boost your strength and moxie?
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Human, do you have a familiar yet? My little mosquito guy has been helping me tons by sucking blood out of people and gaining me hit points.

space opera
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
How do you get familiars? I have a terrarium (sp?) but I don't know how to get familiars...
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I got mosquito larve and put it into the terrarium. I think I got mine in the spooky forest. I know that there is also another one involving fairy gravy and a cooked mushroom.

space opera
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Can someone tell me how to get to the boss bat in the bat hole? Please help. [Wall Bash]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
To get the Boss Bat
It would be prudent to try
To break things with waves
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Oh, come on, let's not start going along with that imbecilic KoL tradition of giving all hints in haiku form. That's not cute, it's just annoying.

Nothing personal, you understand, but I really don't like that.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The thing about the bat hole is that three of the areas are blocked off by rock. You need to break down the rock walls that are keeping you out of those areas, including the area with the Boss Bat.

There is an item you find in the entrance that will let you go into the central cave. There are three identical items you will find in the central cave that will get you through the rock walls.
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
And I'm so proud of me, I figured that all out on my own. Now I just need the ability to hit the freaking bat king. We danced around each other for like 15 minutes and then I had to go take a test. Asineth bit him a few times, but we couldn't hit each other. *shakes fist*

I got back and spent my last couple of turns upping my mysticality so I could actually wear that stat modifying ring, so that maybe I can hit the little bugger. Of course, I'm now too drunk to adventure, and leaving town.

I'll get you when I return, Bat King!

pajeba, all you're clones are now in.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I still don't know who Keither is. Anybody?
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
Someone who's getting rejected if he doesn't identify himself soon?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Bingo.

What should our time limit be for this?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
keither is my little brother IRL. He's also ktron42 in KoL, and has contributed a lot of meat to our coffers.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Human, what class are you.
Have you bought a spell if your a spell caster, and have you tried using that?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Please, everybody, when you apply to the clan, identify yourself here so we know you are in fact a jatraquero, or otherwise qualified to join our illustrious band.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
That's who ktron42 is? No wonder I like him. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Human, if you adventure in the Barrel full of Barrels (Mountains), you occassionally get restorative balms. Or you can buy them fairly cheap (you don't have enough hit points to need the expensive ones) from the Market. That will take care of hp's without losing so many turns.

You'll also have a beaten up rating, which causes your stats to be at 1/2 their base for however many rounds "Beaten Up" indicates. You can rest that number of rounds, or you can adventure in the earliest places (Haunted Pantry, Alley), where you don't need the high stats to win fights. Then, you still get stuff during those rounds.

At least, that's been my approach to the problem.

[ July 02, 2004, 12:17 PM: Message edited by: celia60 ]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Thanks everyone...for those who had questions, I'm a Pastamancer...but I haven't bought any spells yet, 'cause I keep using up my meat making stuff. I probably SHOULD...

Barrel Full of Barrels? I'll try it...
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
I've got my ray of something spell that hits almost every time. When I use a weapon like the scapel, I miss often. Hence, I get beat up when my Mana is gone.

I wuv my mana.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
My best character, my Accordion Thief, is to the point where no matter what weapon he has, he does very little damage with it, and that's assuming he can even hit anything.

However, he can use his Moxious Maneuver to hit almost every time, and for quite a bit of damage. That, combined with the fact that his Moxie and Hit Points are so high that he can both avoid taking much damage and absorb a lot of damage when he does take it, means that he is pretty much still kicking butt at level 8.

He finally hit another wall, though. He finally got to the point where he could deal pretty easily with the eXtreme Slope and the Ninja Snowmen. When he tried to head up to the Icy Peak, however, he couldn't touch the Knott Yetis that live there. Not at all. No matter what he did. I've heard that's a great place to adventure, so I'm disappointed, but I bet it will get better when I go up another level.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I keep wanting to save up to buy skills, but I figure I'll get around to that once we get our calendar and what not.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Oh, come on now, have you even seen the Haiku dungeon? It's not like this is a completely random trend. But I'll stop, wasn't planning on making it a habit anyway. No reason to bite my head off for the first offense. [Smile]

edit - because that came off as a little too defensive, so I added the smilie to show that I really don't take offense.

[ July 02, 2004, 02:05 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Sorry, didn't mean it to sound like biting your head off. It's just that I made a conscious decision when I began talking about the game here that I would give advice and hints in a straightforward manner, and not in haiku as I have seen so many others do. I really do think that's a silly and unnecessary tradition, and does nothing to further the fun of the game. You, however, may certainly give advice in any way you wish. I just wouldn't like that to become the modus operandi of this thread.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Sir Bugs of Bunny has just applied to join.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
The HC would also like to join.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Do I really need a different email address for each character I want to create? I'm actually thinking of creating a new email account just so I can start a new character. [Angst] Hello, my name is Derrell and I'm a Kingdomofloathingaholic. [Wink]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Hehe, yes, you do. I started 2.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
... 5.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I have three, but I never got an activation email for the first one I started. I guess Saxoroni the Pastamancer just wasn't meant to be. [Frown]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The HC and Sir Bugs of Bunny are in.

Boy, our clan sure is growing.
 
Posted by Erik Slaine (Member # 5583) on :
 
I'd join, but seeing you guys spend so much time there is truely scary.

A clan, you say?
 
Posted by katharina (Member # 827) on :
 
...Is this why Hatrack is mostly dead?

Don't ya'll know that I need to be entertained without leaving this site? [Razz]
 
Posted by Erik Slaine (Member # 5583) on :
 
*juggles for katharina*
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
That's why the game is designed to strictly limit your playing time per day. However, it is also so addicitive that people go to great lengths to find ways around the restriction, like starting additional characters using other e-mail accounts.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Erik, come join the dark side. It's very fun.

space opera
 
Posted by Erik Slaine (Member # 5583) on :
 
But... my friends...
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I think I'm stuck in a rut with my accordion thief. He's at level 3, and the only "accomplishment" he has under his belt is the initial training. Is there someplace particular I should be taking him at this level to get a particular quest? Doesn't seem like I'm running into anything.
 
Posted by Jenny Gardener (Member # 903) on :
 
There's a gooberish level 1 player flopping about named Hunny Yum. She's a disco chickie. When she gets to be level 3, she'll look you up.
 
Posted by Jenny Gardener (Member # 903) on :
 
So, like, do I WANT to smash this hippy stone, or is it a good thing?
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Well, if you smash it, you can attack other players or get attacked. Your choice.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
No, you don't want to smash it. Many of the PvP folk on KoL are genuine goobers.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Rakeesh, Turin the Tipsy Turtle Tamer, and Jeff the Jerk will be applying to the Jatraqueros clan.
 
Posted by Shigosei (Member # 3831) on :
 
Mysterios the Pastamancer would like to join...
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Drakeula the Sauceror has also applied.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Yesss...Level 5! I'm also finally strong enough to use my Gnollish Autoplunger! Yeehah!

But...now a couple of questions...I'm beating up on Degrassi Knoll pretty easily, where next? And also, how do I make it into the second room of the Bat Cave? Finally, which of the Pastamancer spells is better, the 5-8 damage, or 10-16?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
There's an item you get from Guano Junction that should help you out with moving on to more rooms.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Yeah, but I can't get into Guano Junction...I need something to get rid of the smell.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
You need an asshat!

[Big Grin]

Yay, I got to say "asshat" on Hatrack!
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Okay...where do I find one?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
You could also adventure in the first cave of the BatHole until you find (and equip) an air freshener. This will also help you complete the Slug Lord mission.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Thanks, Tom...I'll keep adventuring, then!
 
Posted by AvidReader (Member # 6007) on :
 
Pam of the Pasta here.

A second email account you say? Hmmm...

edit: And Olaf the Brave, seal clubber of the frozen north.

[ July 05, 2004, 08:43 AM: Message edited by: AvidReader ]
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
Hello all, my name is Kelly.

Has anybody tried to make new weapons etc. using the meat smith's hammer? I'm looking for advice to decide if it is worth the meat early in the game.

*averts eyes to miss the reproachful glares from around the thread for lurking for so long*

I'd also like to participate in the KoL Jatraqueros clan. I'm "eaglejet", accordian thief.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
After a 5 day absence, I signed in today. Holy crap, thats a lot of turns!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Jeff the Jerk and Hunny Yum are in.

Who's Tony Vermicelli?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
sndrake: I don't know if you still need help, but make sure you visit the Council often. They give you most of your quests, and will generally give you at least one per level. You will often run into others while pursuing the ones they assign to you.

Human: Have you made it into the central cave of the Bat Cave yet? Once you're there, you will need to figure out how to get into the side rooms as well.

rubble: I have used the meatsmithing hammer a few times. Most of the basic stuff I have no use for, but just recently I smithed an asbestos crossbow that is just perfect for my accordion thief. Don't bother buying a hammer of your own, though. We try to keep one or two in the clan stash at all times, so once you're in you can use it, but make sure to put it back once you're done.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
You know, I keep looking for a tenderizing hammer in the stash, but I NEVER see one. Which is a shame, because I'd really like to craft a dripping meat staff.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
My lvl 5 turtle tamer has finally cleaned out the Typical Tavern and the Bat Hole. I still can't find a Meat Engine, sadly. [Frown]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You don't find a meat engine. You make one. Do you mean you can't find all the parts for one?

I'll check and see if any of my characters is still hanging on to a tenderizing hammer, and if so I'll put it back.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Tom, do you have all the components listed on your shopping list? If you do, try combining stuff. You can't screw it up. And if you don't, go back to the Knoll and keep at it. Not sure, but I think my empty tanks all came from toolboxes.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
UofUlawguy,

I think I'm cool with things as far as Degrassi Gnoll goes. Nothing seems to help at the tavern, though. Is there a specific weapon that works against the rats? Is that the problem? Nothing except except some firecrackers I had seem successful in inflicting any damage.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I remember the tavern being really hard for me, too. I think I just kept plugging away at it. If it is really impossible right now, maybe you just need to go up a level first.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
In what section of Kob's Knob do you find the @#$@# paint brush? Any clues?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
It's just in the entrance (the first area you come to.) However, as you have seen, it takes forever to find it. I don't know why. Take comfort in the fact that it really isn't a necessary item. Once you complete that little quest, all that happens is the painter will give you tattoos whenever you wear an interesting outfit to his hovel. Tattoos don't actually do anything, though.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I thought I saw someplace that the bugbar tatoo let you into that place in town. Though it might just be the outfit itself.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Actually, I'm doing quite well...beat up that Bat, and got a really nice shiny ring from the Typical Tavern that raises all my stats by three points.

Now I'm working on the nemesis in the somethingorother cave. I got past the flies and the door...but how do I get past the guy asking for gravy?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Give him fairy gravy. I think (though I'm not sure) that you get that in the Haiku Dungeon.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
It's the bugbear outfit that gets you into the Bugbear Bakery. The tattoo does nothing.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
how did you get past the flies?

i'm so far behind, i'm afraid to log in and see how many turns i have. i could lose the whole day!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
With a Gnollish Flyswatter, of course.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
from the entrance? i think i sold one once.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I think the flyswatters come from Degrassi Knoll.
 
Posted by KarlEd (Member # 571) on :
 
quote:
Who is Tony Vermicelli
Me.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I've never done anything with javascript, but I am willing to learn. How possible/easy would it be to write a little script that will do some adventuring for you? For example, you're stuck with 200 turns, and don't have time to really use them, so you go into the hidden temple where you know you can adventure forever, and then tell the bot "adventure here for as long as you can".
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Bently is in!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Drakeula still isn't in. [Frown]

Did my request get through?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Tony Vermicelli, Olaf the Brave, Mysterios, Pam of the Pasta, Drakeula and eaglejet are all in.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
I just contributed 4k meat to the clan. w00t.

Well, not just. Last night. But whatever.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Drakeula has a problem. He keeps getting these bottles of cheap wine.

They don't even listen when he says "I do not drink... wine."
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Mr. Boy is in.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Does anyone know where to find beer lenses?
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Beer lenses are in the Barrel of Fun in the MTS. Its a costly place to visit. I loose 100meat every time I go there.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I got my beer lenses in the Tavern. That's after clearing the rats out and getting your ring. Going back to the tavern is a chancy proposition, because you can either gain or lose TONS of stat points in one fell swoop. You can also, from time to time, get a beer lens.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
I stand corrected. Barrel=beer in my mind. Its in the tavern.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Obviously, you're typing while wearing beer lenses.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Heh, I was wondering about that. I never remembered losing any meat in the Barrel full of Barrels. Dang, I've been avoiding the tavern like a plague ever since I took care of the rat problem because the first time I accidentally went in there I lost meat and stats. Figured it was a constant thing.

edit- money ----> meat

[ July 06, 2004, 03:15 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Yeay! I'm at level 6 now. Where in the world do I go to find stuff for the lock on the door in the cave? Also, does anyone know a use for rat whiskers and appendixes? I've tried cooking them with different things and haven't hit on a working combo yet.

space opera
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
They make excellent Kabobs, not sure about the whiskers yet. As for the locks, if you have extra materials from when you built your car, that should help. And the next one, think about what you might need under more normal circumstances with that material.

[ July 06, 2004, 03:41 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I think that all the whiskers are for is to keep track of how many rats you have killed in the tavern. I'm pretty sure mine disappeared when I finished that quest.

The appendices are, as has been said, for making kebabs. You'd be surprised how many disgusting things can suddenly become nourishing and even tasty when you put them on a skewer.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Ok, I have a cog/sprocket assembly, but still don't know how I'm supposed to use it to fix that stupid lock. I'm not a mechanical person! Isn't it enough that I built a bitchin' meat car?

space opera
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
assembly? Who said anything about an assembly?
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
i actually finally passed that quest when i got rat gut from one of the bat caves...

where do i get fairy gravy? i finally got a mushroom, and i don't recall which it is in.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Do you have a Knoll mushroom or a Knob mushroom? They're different.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
At around level 5-6, what can I do to heal more? Can I buy healing potions? Can I get anything better than a barskin tent to help me heal?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Can you adventure for pixels yet? Those make healing potions. Additionally, you should be able to obtain some anticheese by now. Combine that with a bowl of cottage cheese to make a cottage, which will increase your healing rate in camp. A fully leveled mosquito familiar will heal you for 2-5 points of damage every now and then, too.

[ July 06, 2004, 09:29 PM: Message edited by: TomDavidson ]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Do you get the strange leaflet from the council yet? Finish that and you'll get a house.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Hehe, CT, didn't take you long to get addicted did it? It took me at least a week to break down and add that 4th char.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
i have one of each and you didn't answer my question. [Smile]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I just dressed up in the 8-bit finery. As far as I can tell, I don't get any added benefit from wearing an "outfit" except for a new picture in the upper-left corner. Am I missing something?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Where do I get the anti-cheese?
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Fairy gravy is found in the Haiku Dungeon. Anti-cheese is found at the Distant Lands Dude Ranch.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Porter, if you still need an anti-cheese I think I have two, I can give one to you.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Yeah, I've noticed that, too.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yup, it changes on a day to day basis whether the hermit has the 10 leaf clover. Though for the last 3 or 4 days he hasn't. Typically, it's just when I've been looking for the dang thing. [Wall Bash]
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
I picked up a ten-leaf clover at the distant shores resort. . .
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
My guys got free meat too! (It hasn't happened before, CT)

Wassup with that?

Not that I'm complaining, mind you... [Smile]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Our clan's meat tree gives out free meat to members based on the amount of meat in our stash. As members, you help pay us back by increasing your clan karma -- either by donating items you don't need, or donating at least 100 meat a day.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
You know, Sara, you SHOULD hang on to some personal meat. A lot of the items you want later in the game -- and a lot of the training options -- cost more meat than it's likely a level 5 - 7 character can make in a single day.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Aunt TPau and ChiTown Brown are in.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I just got this message in the Cobb's Knob Menagerie:

You're fighting a Spectral Jellyfish

This is the enslaved spirit of a jellyfish that didn't quite make it to Jellyfish Heaven (where jellyfish go, to get away from Mormons and drunk Eskimos.)
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I only recently started using any of my meat for myself. I figure now that we have the 50k in the bank, I don't need to put every last meat toward the coffers.

Does anyone know if the tattoos are useful in any way?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Tattoos are not useful.

I have, by the way, decided that the best purchase Mindsweeper ever made was his kickback cookbook; it costs 4000 meat, but adds 10 damage to every one of his spells. This makes most combats at this level ridiculously easy.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I was finally able to get one of my characters onto the Icy Peak without dying. He's a Seal Clubber, and he uses his Thrust/Smack skill to do 3x damage that never misses. I am now getting about 300 gold each adventure, plus 15+ skill points and usually a yeti skin, which can be traded for either a hippo, penguin or yak skin, all of which can be used to smith some really great pants. It doesn't hurt that I finally got 60 Muscle, allowing me to wield the Drywall Axe (Power 150).
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
These are my characters, I know some of whom have been invited. Turin the Tipsy Turtle Tamer, Rakeesh, Jeff the Jerk, Jeff the Aldente . Clan invites, please. I give lots of meat!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I'm not sure what you want me to do, Rakeesh. Jeff the Jerk and Turin are both already clan members, and I see no other characters waiting to be admitted to the clan.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
dirtboy1 wants in. #4 for me. ... [Angst]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
dirtboy1 is in.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Is there a trick to beating the boss bat, or do I just have to keep attacking him until he dies?

edited for spelling.

[ July 07, 2004, 07:42 PM: Message edited by: Derrell ]
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Just attack him, he's very easy. [Smile]
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
CT, how many characters do you HAVE??? *gapes in awe*
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Oh, my bad UoLG. I forgot that some of those characters aren't high enough level, so I hadn't requested yet. Once I do, though, they'll be requesting.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Marvin T Martian has just applied for clan membership.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I think one of my characters has everything needed to assmemble the car. Just two questions:

Can I use the "sweet rims" I got from the hermit instead of just "rims"? Plain old rims haven't come my way yet.

I am pretty sure I could plow through 350 messages here and get an answer, but could someone tell me how you make a meat stack? Do you just combine the meat or do I need something to do it?

Probably have a couple more characters applying tomorrow or Friday. A seal-clubber and a turtle-tamer. That's it, though. I cannot bring myself to do a character that's a disco anything.
 
Posted by ClaudiaTherese (Member # 923) on :
 
*very dignified

Mr. Funny, I have four characters:
1. Mr Boy
2. Aunt T'Pau
3. ChiTown Brown
4. The Historical Bentley

My friend has two more:
1. Marco Chagallo
2. Tatie Danielle

My other friend, I believe, is looking forward to starting another two characters, who she has yet to name.

*shifty look
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Sweet rims are the rims you want in a car. As for the meat stack, you make it in your inventory just like you would make meat paste, only you need 100 instead of 10 meat.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I'm beginning to hate that cave. How in the world do I get rid of salad? You don't have to tell me outright, but a hint would be very helpful.

space opera
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
OK, how do I get to the cave?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Think of a weapon you've seen that would be deadly against salad.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Space Opera,
You need an item to pick off a Salad. What item do you use to, er- get salad? Considering that I use a fork to get my salad, I wouldn't have gotten this hint at all.

Derrell,
The cave only pops up in the mountains after the council of loathing gives you a quest to fight your dark nemesis.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Maybe a salad shooter? Or salad dressing drowns a salad, according to those afterschool cartoon specials...

I just applied to the Jatraqueros clan under the name Jonny Dangerously
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
So are outfits good for nothing other than getting tatoos?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I finally checked out this thread ... and will be known as (what else?) CaySedai, Disco Bandit. I'm currently at level 2, but when I move up, I will be applying to join the clan. [Wink]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
You aren't DROWNING or KILLING the salad. You're picking it up. What do you use to pick up salad?

And yes, "sweet rims" are the only rims in the game.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
MPH, some outfits let you get into places you would otherwise not be able to enter.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
So what's the scoop on where the best places are to gain Muscle, Mysticality, and Moxie points? It seems to vary a great deal, and be mostly random as far as where gets the best point rewards.

Has anyone found a pattern?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Jeff the Aldente, Marvin T Martian, Rakeesh, Tatie Danielle and Jonny Dangerously are in.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Very early in the game, it goes like this:

Muscle -- Cobb's Knob
Mysticality -- Haunted Pantry
Moxie -- Sleazy Back Alley

I didn't see any other areas that specifically corresponded with stats until I got access to the Mysterious Island of Mystery. On the island, the three areas seem to correspond as follows:

Muscle -- Orcish Frat House
Moxie -- Obligatory Pirate Cove
Mysticality -- Hippy Camp
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Thanks for both the invite and the info [Smile]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Where can cottages, houses, and bearskin tents be purchased? I bought a Newbiesport tent just to have (I'm not PvP), and it said power 5 1%. What do those numbers mean? Also, I appear to regain health more quickly when resting with the tent.

Edit: Oh, and Rakeesh the Risque has just applied for membership. You people with your funny names make me embarrassed at mine [Razz]

[ July 08, 2004, 09:43 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
"Where can cottages, houses, and bearskin tents be purchased? I bought a Newbiesport tent just to have (I'm not PvP), and it said power 5 1%. What do those numbers mean? Also, I appear to regain health more quickly when resting with the tent."

You get a house MUCH later. You can create a cottage by combining cottage cheese with anticheese. And a barskin tent is a barskin combined with wooden stakes.

All these items increase the amount of health you receive when resting.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
LMAO. Anticheese. *shakes head* There's a million of those. I love it:)
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
The same someone who recently made two characters, perhaps?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Rakeesh the Risque is in.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
How does one get a Leprechaun familiar.

I won a 10 leaf clover on a Dude Ranch vacation.
I adventured in the Spooky Woods and traded it for a bowl of lucky charms.
What do I do with the Lucky Charms to get a familiar, or did I just imagine this whole process?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
You know, it took me like three re-reads to stop thinking you were complimenting someone's cleavage, CT [Razz]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Believe me, my cleavage isn't all that impressive.

My nine levels, however, are pretty great. And I'm well on my way to ten.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
With the Lucky Charms, naturally enough, you just eat them (or use them, or whatever). However, they don't work every time. Sometimes you will get nothing. Sometimes you will get a baby leprechaun. If at first you don't succeed . . .
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Aaargh!! I can't find the blasted Filthy Corduroys! I've got three or four Filthy Knitted Dread Sacks, but no Corduroys! Darn Hippies!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Marco Chagallo is in.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
So, The Saxon Funk has put, in this order, the following dwellings into his campsite: a Newbiesport tent, a cottage, and a house. Sir John of Saxony has put a Newbiesport tent and a barskin tent. What I'm curious about is whether the effects of the various dwellings are cumulative, or whether you just get the effect of the most recent or most powerful one. That is, would The Saxon Funk get any benefit from installing a barskin tent, or would it do nothing, or would it actually take away the benefits of his house?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Where do I find the anti-cheese? I got on once on a vacation, but I don't have the money to spend on lots of vacations!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The only place I've ever seen anti-cheese in on vacation.

As for the dwellings in camp, I have wondered myself whether the effects are cumulative. I don't know the answer. I would like to know, because none of my characters ever got the Newbiesport Tent.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I don't think they are, because I tried to buy a NS Tent after building the barskin tent for that purpose, to check. It said I already have a nicer dwelling, and wouldn't let me put it up.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Well, I did finally figure out the salad issue on my own, but thanks for the tips. Now I'm off to find ketchup.

space opera
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
If you're trying to "find" ketchup, it won't work.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I have to buy it? But it's so expensive!!

space opera
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
No, it's not. In fact, it's almost worthless.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Oh wait...do I have to make it somehow?

space opera
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
No.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Hmm. I now have no clue how to obtain ketchup. A less subtle hint please, oh yea powerful level 9? [Wink]

space opera
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I've never been any good at giving hints. Oh, well.

The hermit has ketchup. And catsup.

While you're there, make a list of what he has, for future reference.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Thanks! I forgot about him.

space opera
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Does anyone know exactly how long it will take for the 10-leaf clover to crop up in the Hermitage again?

I mean, Jebus- the exact day I find out about how to get a leprechaun, it disappears.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Keesh the Jungle Boogier, moxiously requesting admittance [Smile]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Rakeesh, this is getting kind of out of hand, don't you think? [Smile]

Besides, I don't see Keesh on my screen.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I have been avoiding this since the beginning but well: Squirtle, Eweba.

Edited: Ah, well. I felt guilty and got rid of two of mine. Some reason I feel wrong about having so many.

[ July 08, 2004, 01:24 PM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Azile, none of your characters are coming up on my screen, either.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Oh, I'm an idiot. Forgot to ask for admittance. Sorry, I will do it now.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
We finally reached 100,000 meat in the stash, so I have bought us a Calendar. There are still lots of great things to buy, so keep up the good work on the donations.
 
Posted by Bob the Lawyer (Member # 3278) on :
 
What other great things are there to buy?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
For 30,000 meat each, we can get a Hobo-Flex Workout Machine, a Big Book of Magicalness, and a Tan-U-Lots Tanning Bed, which are installed in our Clan Hall and can be used by all members to "exercise" their stats.

Then there are a number of defensive items that protect our clan hall from attacks by other clans. These range from 150 meat for a cinder block (for building a wall around our hall, max. 1000 blocks) to 50,000 meat for a Phantom Trollbooth (which requires any attacking clan to pay us 10,000 meat just for the privilege of attacking us.) I don't know how necessary these defenses are, as we have never yet been attacked (knock on wood).

I can even buy individual items (e.g. beers, strongness potions, moxie weeds) in bulk for every member of the clan, if we ever wanted to do that.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Woo, I finally reached my goal of opening a store with one of my characters!

Be sure to visit Ayelar's House of Steals, Deals, Meals, and Wheels! Nobody beats our low, low, tasty prices!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I missed it - what's a calendar do for us?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Eweba and Squirtle are in.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The Calendar is supposed to give every member a few extra adventures per day.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
What do we have to do to get a gym?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Breakwinder and Bringer of Farts have applied to the clan. [Smile]

(this is it, it really is.) [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Jakyran the Seal Clubber reporting for Jatraqueros duty...yes, I have fallen victim to the multiple char syndrome.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I don't know anything about a gym, unless it's a reference to the three exercise machines I already mentioned.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Jakyran, Breakwinder [Roll Eyes] and Bringer of Farts [No No] are in.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
[Embarrassed]

[Evil]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I can't find your reference to the exercise machines.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Hey, I don't have a problem! I can quit anytime I want!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
How about this?

"For 30,000 meat each, we can get a Hobo-Flex Workout Machine, a Big Book of Magicalness, and a Tan-U-Lots Tanning Bed, which are installed in our Clan Hall and can be used by all members to "exercise" their stats."
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Must be a peak usage time for the site - I can't get in right now. [Frown]

Is there any information about how likely attacks on the clan are? If they're a strong possibility, it might argue for purchasing some defense stuff before getting other perks for the members.

Just my .02 - not something I'll wrestle someone on the mat over. [Smile]
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
I've found that you only get about 10 substats for each machine, which isn't worth it at all once you get a Wilson familiar. With my little Groggie, I get 13-14 Moxie sub-stats per adventure, plus the meat and items you get for killing things.

Blood-faced volleyballs for all! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by KarlEd (Member # 571) on :
 
Please admit Vito Linguini (as soon as he applies, thanks)
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Looks like my ridiculously low prices have brought down the server. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
thanks Zeugma for breaking the game. LOL

I'm trying to start a 3rd character. I just started playing the game last night, but after midnight, so I can't play my first character until tomorrow. [Frown]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Are Strongness Elixirs and Concentraded Magic pills permanent, or do they wear off?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
They're permanent, but after a certain point they don't really accomplish much. Early on, they're great.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
TeraPen, Frog Director (Turtle Tamer level 3) is one of my people. It's the only one that I've gotten to level 3 so far. I expect to do better tomorrow.

Anyway, I've applied to be in the clan.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Kickass! I have a lot of those that I hadn't used b/c of that concern. Down the hatch!
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
OK, using my note I face the cave. I have a stick and the sword. How do I light my stick so I have a torch? What am I missing and where do I find it?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
You have to do something to the hedge. Cut or chop or something. It will open a new area for you. Oh, and one other hint. 'Plugh'. I won't say more.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Be sure to look behind the chest after you open it!
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Thanks. I needed that.

Time to feed the Grue.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I haven't found my Grue to be very useful yet. I hear that they get really powerful when it's dark (duh), as in when both Ronald and Grimace are new moons. However, I have never been playing the game at such a time.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Woohoo! Drakester finally has his meatcar! Coming up fast on level 6 - maybe ready to tackle the bats then.

I figure a couple of days of adventuring, and slightly less generous donations to the clan and I'll be ready to go on vacation. Now to figure out which destination suits me best...
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The Ranch is best for Muscle, the Beach for Mysticality, and the Ski Resort for Moxie. In addition, specific useful (but not, IIRC, necessary) items can be found in particular vacation spots. The frequent traveler rewards can be really cool, too. One of my characters has vacationed so many times he has run out of rewards.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I've had the strange leaflet for a few days now, and can't hit on wording that it understands. I've gotten to the point where there's a hedge and a big stick on the ground, but no matter what I type it says it doesn't understand. Any suggestions?

space opera
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Do you have the sword from the house?

If you do, cut the hedge with it.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
What do I do with my valuable trinkets? I hate it when I get these- they don't do anything, do they? I got them twice when I went on my vacations.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Sorry, I don't think I've ever come across a Valuable Trinket. As far as I can tell, they don't do anything. They are worth a decent bit if you sell them.

But who knows? Maybe they do something and I just don't know about it.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Nah, from what I hear, they don't do anything. Even selling them is only 150 each. What a waste of vacation. [Grumble]
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
I got a set of plans for building a dinghy as a frequent traveller reward. Where do I find the planks to build the boat?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Those plans are worthless. I mean really, really worthless. Get it?

Oh, forget it. The hermit has them.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Sir Frodo of The Shire has just applied to join.

So, what, does the boat sink? Or are you trying to hide some hidden treasure? [Wink]
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I named my Grue Hagrid. It's so cute that I want to squish it.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Sir Frodo and TeraPen are in.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Thanks. Now if I can just get my other characters to level up, I'll be asking to get them in, too.

I started the game after midnight, so I have to wait until it's Friday. Darn.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
That's just four more hours isn't it? I live it the west coast, so at 9:00 pm for me, the day starts over.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
what time zone does KoL operate on?
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
I know that new turns and such are given out at midnight, Eastern time. That's when the server reset happens.

edited to add that like Azile said, that's 9 Pacific.

[ July 08, 2004, 09:08 PM: Message edited by: Derrell ]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
BTW, did I read that FAQ right? At sometime in the future, they will be restarting the whole system and everyone will be set back to first level?

Everything we accomplish - dust in the wind. [Frown]

[ July 08, 2004, 09:09 PM: Message edited by: sndrake ]
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Yep. There will be a reset.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
sndrake, the game is in beta testing. When it goes live, we will have to start all over again. The clans will also be wiped out and we'll have to reform the Jatraqueros.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Well, actually- I think it is a good thing, particularly for people like us who just started. Everyone will be on equal footing.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
This is true.
 
Posted by Bob the Lawyer (Member # 3278) on :
 
Ummm... is anyone else mysteriously incapable of combining items? The option to do it is no longer there. Have I just gone blind?
 
Posted by Bob the Lawyer (Member # 3278) on :
 
If only it weren't too late to delete that post...

yup, that was my problem. Thanks!
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I love my cocktailing kit! I just made two drinks that gained me 16 adventures!

space opera
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Hmmm, there's a bunch of stuff in our stash but I don't know what the best stuff to equip for my level is? Any hints? I'm level 3, Jonny Dangerously.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
okay, my disco bandit - CaySedai - is up to level three and I've just applied to be in the clan. Also, I have a pastamancer named RitaRotini that I expect should level up tonight and I'll apply for her as well.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Argh! Some white choclate golem just kicked my butt for 21 hp! I don't even have 21 HP! The most damage I've ever taken before this is 2 HP! What fun being beaten up is!
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
FYI everyone, ten-leaf clovers are back today, after something like a 5 day absence. Bout time.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Drakeula picked up a Spooky Sapling. I tried taking it back to the campsite and putting spooky-gro fertilizer on it, but was told I should try planting it first. Any hints on what I need to do here? Is there something else I need? A specific place to go?
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Tip: Don't go to the sewer if you have a clover! Some nasty gnomes or something tried to beat me up and take it!
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
sndrake

With sapling and fertilizer in hand use the map. All else is automatic.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Actually, going to the sewer if you have a clover in hand can be quite rewarding.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Really? All they offered me was junk... should I have taken something?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Tom,

curious - what did you get out of the sewer when you had the clover? I assume from your message that you did. [Smile]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Yes! I finally got the filthy corduroys. Now I can dress like a hippy and shop at the hippy store. Cool.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I finally managed to get my bartender-in-the-box yesterday. I was quite pleased about that.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Vito Linguini, Keesh the Jungle Boogier, CaySedai and Rita Rotini are in.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
I just renamed my mosquito Ken Lay. Is that wrong?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Yes, Dan, it's wrong.

Here's why - YOUR bloodsucker actually tries to help someone with the blood it takes.

Ken Lay just engorged himself, leaving a shell of a company, tons of unemployed people, and bankrupt pensions.

(Of course, you could make the case that Lay gave some of it to people like our current president, but where would that analogy leave YOU, Dan?) [Wink]

[ July 09, 2004, 12:09 PM: Message edited by: sndrake ]
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
No, Ken Lay gave the blood he sucked to one other person, his loving and adoring wife.

Remember her. She is the one that cried on national TV that the collapse of Enron effected their family as much or worse than others. She explained that some families had to sell there home. Big deal. She had to sell several of their homes, leaving them with just a few mansions left.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Nah, he was more generous than that...

Working for Change - "Give it Back, George"

quote:
Ken Lay and his Enron team are the Number One political career donors to George W. Bush. Mr. Lay and his Mrs., with no money to pay back bilked creditors, still managed to personally put up $100,000 for George's inaugural Ball plus $793,110 for personal donations to Republicans. Lay's Enron team dropped $4.2 million into the party that let Enron party.
Wasn't just Bush, though...

*returns this thread to unadulterated KOL fluffiness*
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
What exactly are the familiars good for? Are there more than just the mos-skwee-toe?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Different familiars have different abilities. One of my characters has a gravy fairy. The gravy fairy increases the amount of "stuff" that gets picked up on an adventure - stats, objects, meat.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
My Baby Gravy fairy gives me more items.
My fuzzy dice does random things.
My grue it attacks enemies but only on certain moon positions.
A leprecaun gives you more meat (that appears to be the favorite of most people)
And of course, there's more.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Between all my characters, I have the following familiars:

Mosquito
Gravy Fairy
Ghuol Whelp
Bloody Volleyball
Grue
Goat
Levitating Potato
Pirate Skeleton
Leprechaun
Fuzzy Dice

Can't remember if I have more, but I know there are some I still want. Like the Cocoabo.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Which one do you use usually?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
When I'm pretty comfortable defeating things, but trying to level up, I use the Bloody Volleyball.

When I'm struggling a little to defeat things, I use the Ghuol Whelp to help heal up after battles.

And when I'm trying to stock up on food, or to find an item that is eluding me, I use the Gravy Fairy.

I rarely use any of the others.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Somebody stop me!

WhoosyWhatsit is also me and I've applied for the clan. I wanted another cook. (Bad me)
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
One that hasn't been mentioned here yet is the Balloon Monkey. Made of 4 skinny balloons. Don't know what it does as I haven't used it yet. Oh, and you can generally pick up a cocoabo egg for about 1000 meat at the flea market. I got one there, and it's nice. It will dig up meat, heal you for HP and MP, attack enemies, and confuse them. Lots of activities, so if you're counting on one thing, go with another familiar.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I have exactly four balloons in my inventory. Huh. Was it coincidence...or fate? [Cool]
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I've got a Balloon Monkey, but I haven't used it yet either. I understand that they damage enemies in combat, but not until it's at least 10 pounds.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I got my Clockwork Maid today. Sweet.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Anybody figured out the limitations on eating in the game? How many adventures between noodles, kabobs or pizzas, for example? I haven't been able to figure it out.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
All I know is that after four pizzas, I'm full.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
It's not a matter of how many adventures you get between meals. It's a matter of how much food you can fit in your stomach each day. I don't know what the formula is, or how much each kind of food fills you up. I do know that some is more filling than others, but I don't know if that relates to the number of adventures the food gives you.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Oh, one more I forgot to mention that I know about. The Sabre-Toothed Lime. It attacks.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I have some sabre teeth. Do I combine it with something to get a cub? A lime?
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
yes a lime
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I tried to combine my ketchup with volleyball to make a bloody volleyball but, hah...

That didn't work. [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Basically, if you use the Seal Tooth you get a bloody hand effect. THen you have the Volleyball and together ... etc.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I've been meaning to make a sabre-toothed lime. I have the teeth, and I found a good place to get limes. There are fruit golems in the Menagerie, down in the Knob Goblin's Laboratory. (Along with Weremoose, Grass Golems, Carnivorous Moxie Weeds, Booze Giants, Portly Abominations, and all kinds of fun critters).
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Used up all my adventures on all my characters for the day. [Grumble]

But at least I'm pretty sure Drakester will be able to take a vacation tomorrow! [Smile] (Going by previously heard advice about having 2000 meat on hand when getting ready to go.)

For some reason, even though he and Drakeness were created on the same day, he's done better at adventuring and advancement. Drakester's an Accordion Thief and Drakeness is a Pastamancer.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Are there some really fantastic beverages, like there are better foods (Hell Ramen, the various Key Lime pies)? So far I've just been drinking salty dogs, since they're so cheap.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The best I've had so far have been various fruit schnapps, made with fruit and fermenting powder. Good results, and very little resulting Drunkenness.

Well, I have had better. But I didn't mix the Ent potion myself.

I have also read of certain drinks that only Saucerors can make (I think).
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
sndrake, my Accordion Thief (UULG) has outpaced my other characters created on the same day by quite a bit, too.

And as for having 2000 meat to vacation, I'm not sure why that would be either helpful or necessary. I've vacationed a lot, and I don't see the point of the 2000 meat.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
The best drink I've had so far is a extra-spicey Bloody Mary, which is a combination of vodka, tomatoes, and spice.

Those are very common ingredients so they're very easy to get a hold of and you get a lot of adventures too.

[ July 09, 2004, 06:01 PM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Has anyone had anything with a paper umbrella in it? Looks like that's the end of the chain. Sorta like Scrumptious Reagents and Noodles are the thing to have for foods.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I got a bunch of paper umbrellas with all my vacations.

I made a slap and tickle (combo of salty dogs and umbrella) and it's pretty much about the same adventures as a spicey bloody mary. I think, but I am not positive, that a spicey bloody mary is better.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
I had a spicey bloody marry today.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
is there a character type that is better at making drinks? Am I right in guessing the pastamancers and saucerors are better at cooking? I base that on my attempt to have my turtle tamer cook and was told that should be done by a pastamancer. Good thing the stove was transferable.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
DingDangDurgen is my younger daughter's character, applying to the clan.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Can my cousin KERNS join the clan? [Smile]
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
TwoTailedTom and SiShBob are mine.

40-a-day just wasn't enough!
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Hrm. I have another character, a Pastamancer named Jade Angel, who wants to join the guild. [Smile] I can't help it, there's nothing else to do in the morning at work!!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
*whispers so no one will hear or notice*

Fibblefeet, level 3 Disco Bandit, has applied to the clan.

*ashamed*
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
i have just put about 60000 in the coffers, could you get a peice of gym equipment for all of us? [Hail]
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
sorry, make that 80k meat in the coffers
YAY! i have the highest karma!
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Who are you, and why are you giving us meat? *suspicious look*
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
ktron right? You're just level 7 and yet, you have have so many meat. Pray tell, friend, what is your secret?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
He's been doing a lot of trading, and I think he has several "meat farmer" characters that get a bunch of spider webs and sell them for approximately 2k each.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Hmmm...

If the owners of the site were serious about what they wrote in the Users' agreement, he could get in trouble for that. OTOH, from at least one encounter described in this thread, he's probably not the only one doing that and the owners aren't really serious about pulling characters that exist just to enrich others.

If I understand you correctly, that is.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Where the heck can you sell a spiderweb for 2000 meat?

---

That said, does anyone know this guy? It's, like, only his second post on this board. And while meat's always welcome, why would he join OUR clan?
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I think he's mr_porteiro_head's brother.

Thanks a bunch for the large donation, ktron! [Smile]

edit: typo

[ July 11, 2004, 12:08 AM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
yeah, i am portiero's brother, and ktron42 as well, if you join the chat on the right, you will see peopl buying stuff for TONS of meat. and i really need moxie and muscle, so i decided to put in the money to get one and lots of defences, and since i am not sending meat to my main character, they cant punish me, because it is only if you do this to level up faster than normal, right? if you are looking to level up on a specific characteristic, the gym is the best place. well, now that you all know who i am, praise my karma, and ask me if you want anything, chances are in a day or two i could afford it. well, i hope you dont all hate me for wanting a gym, but i have made this easily possible, right? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
anyone need cash? i have 20000 extra on hand at the moment [Evil]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
I need cash, but I think I'd rather earn it the way the maker of the game intended.
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
I just applied to the Jatraquero clan. My handle's sarmup.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
To that end, Tom:

If you have the Leprechaun familiar, you can earn 60-90 gold per adventure in the batcave.

I think that's where it was. . . batcave or goat mountain.

EDIT: By gold, I mean meat. [Smile]

[ July 11, 2004, 04:23 PM: Message edited by: Scott R ]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
what part of the bat cave? I need to level up - keep losing all my hp.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I had good luck in the center part of the bat cave (forget what it's called). I hope the council gives me some new tasks soon; right now I'm just running around getting meat and trying not to get killed by those darn hippies on the island.

space opera
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I need to keep track of what I'm doing - I have 3 characters for me and 2 "for my kids" - although I haven't actually let them play yet. [Blushing] Bad mommy - me.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
The bat poo area.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
okay - I can get in there with at least one of my characters. I may spend a couple of days trying to get up to level 5, though, so I can get into the mall.
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
[Wall Bash] [Wall Bash] [Wall Bash]

what is this game?

[Dont Know] [Wall Bash] [Wall Bash] [Wall Bash]
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
It's here...

[Smile] You just sign up...
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
You know, I must be a weirdo. I have another character who's not in the clan, but I barely ever use him. I think I'm to the point now with my main character that I'm getting enough adventures per day that I don't feel cheated.

space opera
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
*thinks space opera needs to check out the wench tavern*

*greases S.O.'s palm with creative discount*
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
fallow: when you get to level 3, sign up for the Jatraqueros clan and post in here so they will accept you. It's so worth it - an extra 3 adventures (turns) and 500 meat(monetary unit) per day.
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
cay,

what's on level 3?

fallow
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
when you are level 3, you are allowed to join a clan. Also, the flea market opens up and you can buy stuff from other players. At level 5, you can get into the mall, but I'm not there yet.

It's an insidiously addictive game - for me, at least. [Wink]
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
The best place I've found for getting meat is the Cobb's Knob Treasury. I typically get between 65 and 90 meat per fight, but on top of that you occasionally just grab 300-500 meat without combat.
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
Sax,

good cuts?

fallow
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Presumably.
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
not cared to taste?

fallow
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Okay, Jonny Fever applying to Jatraqueros clan...
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
WhoosyWhatsit and DingDangDurgen have applied to Jatraqueros clan - those are the accounts for my kids - honest. [No No] bad Mommy hasn't let them play the game yet.
 
Posted by punwit (Member # 6388) on :
 
punwit applying for membership [Hail]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The following new members are in the clan:
Jonny Fever
punwit
TwoTailed Tom
KERNS
Jade Angel
WhoosyWhatsit
DingDangDurgen
SiShBob
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I'm hearing at least one person wanting us to purchase exercise equipment right away, but I've heard others say they think we might want to spend our meat on other things first, e.g. defense?

I'm inclined to get the exercise equipment, but I want to throw the question out here for discussion first. What do you guys want?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You know, in reviewing our meat balance, it looks to me like we can afford all three pieces of exercise equipment and still have plenty left over for other things. I hope it's okay with everyone if I go ahead and get the equipment, and then we can discuss what to do with the rest of our meat.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Is anyone else having difficulty accessing the inventory? When I click the inventory link, it just takes me back to the main screen.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Actually, it's happening on any of those links. I can't use any of the shortcuts.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Then you probably hit Back in your browser. The game seems to have an anti-cheating feature that prevents you from doing anything after you have hit the Back button.

You'll have to get out of the game, and possibly out of your browser, before trying to get back in. And in the future, don't hit Back.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
You hit the nail on the head, UULG:) Thanks! I got the error message, and Backed to get past it. Next time, I'll just hit refresh.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I've generally found when that happens that you have to close out the browser completely. Sometimes refresh does odd things, so I use one of the links still active to get back to what I was doing (assuming this mainscreen redirect isn't going on).
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
By all means, buy the gym!
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
DanaKay, level 3 Sauceror has applied to join the clan.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
Also, I used the certificate I got from the oriole, and the Council still won’t give me a quest. Is there something else I’m supposed to do?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yeah, get stronger. I don't know if I was level 4 before I got my first council quest or not, but I was at least close to it. For some reason, getting to lv. 4 seemed to take longer than any since.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
dkw, did you put the certificate up in your campsite yet ([use] the certificate)? I'm not sure, but I think you have to do that before you get quests.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
Yes, I did.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Well, I found out one very useful thing about the exercise machines. If you manage to get too staggeringly drunk to go adventuring. You can still use the exercise machines without hurting yourself - even gain significant stats.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
After the weekend, I had a lot of adventures left and no time to use them. So I just spent most of them at the gym, and gained a TON of stat points. My best character is now level ten, and only a few Moxie points away from gaining access to the areas at the top of the beanstalk. I already got the "last" quest, the Naughty Sorceress, but I need some items from the top of the beanstalk in order to complete the quest.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
It appears that the gym is really good if you want to gain strength. The dude ranch seems to give me an X-Treme Stone or a 10-leaf clover as often as it gives me muscle.
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
i love that gym [The Wave] i used all of my adventures today in the hoboflex, and i gained 10 muscle points! i love that thing [Big Grin]
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
So, lawguy, you gonna let me in the clan, or what?

<--- lacks patience
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Sorry. Dana Kay is in.

Who's RyanKalithan?
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
How can I get into the hippy store?
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
ryankalithan is a friend of mine that isnt on hatrack yet, but i am getting him on.... so i vouch for his ungooberishness that he is ready for the clan
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
To get into the Hippy Store, you need to dress like a filthy hippy.
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
okay everyone, porteiro_head and i have been talking, and we think that when reset occurs, we all need to band together and get one of our characters up to level 7 as fast as possible so we can all get back in a clan so we wont be vulnerable. what do you all think of that?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Of course. I just kind of assumed we would do something like that. It only makes sense.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
What's the best thing to spend my meat on? I already have a maid. Oh, and where should I adventure in order to find something that will help me over the orc chasm?

space opera
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
No offence UULG, but i thought that porteiro_head should be the leader of the clan after reset, seeing as how he is on everyday, therfore able to watch over things more regularly. i also thought that i would get the new grand poohbah a mr. accesory so that he could use it till he is at level 7, and then when he gets the clan set up, he could sell it to the server for 2.5 million meat so that he could fast track to the calandar, meat tree, gym, and defences so that we wouldnt be attacked by goober clans
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
mutany!
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Yep; it's just a matter of time before multiple splinter groups pop up.

space opera
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
fine, call it what you want. i really dont care, i was just thinking this for convenience for the group, Caal can stay grand poohbah if that is what you guys want [Dont Know] [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Mutany...mutanty?

Mutiny on the Bounty gets turned into a science fiction flick called Mutanty on the Bounty?
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
I would assume that your low post count means that you don't know any of us well enough to know that we're kidding...at least I was.

space opera
 
Posted by peter the bookie (Member # 3270) on :
 
poor spelling aside, i have to wonder if she was pointing it out or trying to start one.

why did we let her in?
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Btw, check out the chutzpah of the new guy. He's got serious moxie.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
BTW, that's a great word that Jick has infused into my everyday vocabulary -- Moxie.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
keither:"i also thought that i would get the new grand poohbah a mr. accesory so that he could use it till he is at level 7, and then when he gets the clan set up, he could sell it to the server for 2.5 million meat so that he could fast track to the calandar, meat tree, gym, and defences so that we wouldnt be attacked by goober clans"

I honestly don't know what you're talkinb about here. What is a mr. accesory?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
If you support the free Kingdom of Loathing by donating $10, your character will get a "Mr. Accessory" which gives you +20 on all stats.

As far as we know, the reset could be a year away. Not much point worrying about it until it happens.

Can our clan be attacked if we don't do anything to provoke it?

[ July 12, 2004, 06:40 PM: Message edited by: mr_porteiro_head ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Can our clan be attacked unprovoked? I really don't know. I think so. I wonder how likely it is if we are completely inconspicuous, however. That is, I don't know how easy it is to 1) learn about another clan, 2) determine how vulnerable they are and 3) carry out an attack.

I really don't know anything about clan fighting. I'm trying to find some info.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Cuz. . . Mutanty on the Bounty's what i'm all aboo-out!
I went to White Castle and I got thrown out.

[Smile]
 
Posted by xnera (Member # 187) on :
 
I have requested to join the clan! You shall know me by my very obvious name. [Big Grin]

Also expect a request from Raina sometime in the next day. Yes, my cat is playing KoL! Amazing!
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
keith requesting clanshipness
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
How does one get past the piles of rocks in the Bat Hole?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You will find an item (actually three items) in the central cave that, when [used], will unblock the passages.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Thanks, UULG [Smile]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
keith, sarcastic muppet, xnera, Raina and Ryan Kalithan are in.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
The chasm. How do I cross the Chasm?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You need a bridge. You can get one by taking an abridged dictionary to the Untinker. The pirates have the abridged dictionary. (by the way, the dictionary is necessary to complete the quest beyond the chasm also.)
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Hey, guys! Both moons are dark right now, so it would be a great time to use your grues.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Attention! Will the person or persons who took the Tenderizing Hammer(s) out of the clan stash please put it/them back immediately. You are not to keep them, but must always put them back after you are done with them.
 
Posted by Jaiden (Member # 2099) on :
 
I've applied to the clan as Jaiden. Please let me join all the cool kids [Wink]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Is there any way to determine a weapon's effective in terms of power vs. + melee damage?

I've got a Gnollish Autoplunger and the Scalpel, and I want to know which is better.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
Rakeesh,

Click on the image of the item in you inventory. The display box will tell you the power. In addition, if it has any additional abilities these will be displayed in blue at the bottom of the description.

Rubble
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I've found that part. WHat I'm trying to do is determine if a power: 40 weapon with +3 melee dmg. is better or worse than a power: 50 weapon.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Reticentile (2nd account) is applying to the clan.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
<--- Made level 8 and got a spiky femur [90 power, +3 spooky damage] today.

Still having problems with the bonerdagon, though... [Grumble]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The bonerdagon was a major obstacle for me, too. Especially for my characters with less Moxie (and life). I had to learn a lot more about special abilities in order to deal with him.
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
I just applied to join the clan.

RanSolo
5th Level Disco Bandit (Beat Snatcher)
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I give up - I've looked through all the posts in this thread a couple of times and can't find what I'm looking for.

I thought someone posted that they opened a store in the Mall. If anyone here has a store, will you post and let us know? I would like to buy from Jatraqueros. Thanks.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I am at the bone place too and it's taking forever. Tons of my meat is wasted on restoratives and everytime I resupply a Giant Skeleton just poofs up and drains me of all my HP and Elixers. The other creatures are easy to kill but that Giant Skeleton... what a horrendous abomination. [Grumble]
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
What good does the armorsmithing skill do?

None, that I've found. . .
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
Rakeesh,

Sorry for the condescending post yesterday.

I don't know the answer to your actual question. Previous games I have played a weapon's "Power" would have might have adjusted either its chance to hit or damage per hit. However, melee +3 would be a guarantee of 3 pts if you got a hit.

You know this too I'm sure. Maybe I can help another time [Smile]

Rubble
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Ayelar, my first character who signed up for a clan before Jatraqueros was around, has switched allegiance... She's now applying to be member number 100 in the rockin' JC!

Also, this is the character with a store in the mall. However, my low low prices are so low low that I can't really keep anything in stock for very long. You know how it is. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
What good is a Detective Skull?

Oh, and no worries, Rubble, I wasn't offended. Fughet about it [Smile]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Never mind, I found out a function for it. It tell you how many HP monsters have left.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Scott R:"What good does the armorsmithing skill do?"

Both the Seal Clubber and the Turtle Tamer have special skills that deal with smithing. These come into play as better equipment becomes available for smithing. There are certain smithing tasks that ONLY one of those characters can accomplish, just as there are certain drinks or recipes that ONLY a Pastamancer or Sauceror can do.

For instance, when I find linoleum, asbestos or chrome ore in the Itznotyersitz Mine, I have to send it to my Seal Clubber (along with a dense meat stack) because he is the only one that can smith those items. When I want to make another item using an asbestos/linoleum/chrome meat stack, sometimes I have to send that back to my Turtle Tamer, because he is the only one that can make the item.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Is there anywhere besides the Typical Tavern where I can get beer lenses? I'm trying to make some Bartender-skull-in-a-box (s), and have everything else except the beer lenses to make the bartender skull. And going to the typical tavern runs up my drunkennes rate REALLY fast.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I just bought em in the mall. Moderately expensive for our level, but fairly well worth it I've found. Course with salty dogs costing 66 meat a piece, it may not be worth it after all.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
What items can Turtle tamers make, Eric? Everthing I've tried making is restricted to Seal clubbers.. .
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I don't know who Eric is, but I think you might be asking me.

I don't remember specific items. I do remember that certain advanced items require at least two stages to make, and sometimes one stage can only be completed by the Turtle Tamer and one can only be completed by the Seal Clubber. So, in effect, it is impossible to smith those items without a TT and a SC working together in cooperation. I think, but I'm not sure, that my Linoleum Helmet Turtle was one of these items, and my Asbestos Crossbow may have been as well.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I've heard of ways to increase one's tolerance to both alcohol and to allow people to eat more. Is that true, and if so how is it done?
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Sorry, UofU-- for some reason, I get you confused with this guy from Boot Camp who also was a lawyer (I think) and went to UofU.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
By completing the quest for the Deep Fat Friars, you will aquire an "Iron Liver", enabling you to drink more.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Sunken Chests--Are they trash or is there a way to open them?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Well, they're not trash. But you have to think of alternate uses of the word chest. They don't have anything inside them (except maybe some decaying organs).
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The Sunken Chest is one piece of a Spooky Pirate Skeleton, which is a familiar. I don't know that it's really worth it to collect all the pieces. Only one of my characters has one, and I almost never use it.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
quote:
You put the barrrnacle in your Familiar-Gro™ Terrarium.

It begins to walk the sand. Like a crustacean.

[ROFL] I love it! I bet most of the people playing are too young to get it.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I just confirmed that the chrome helmet turtle is one example of an item that must be smithed by both a Seal Clubber (chrome + dense meat stack) and a Turtle Tamer (chrome meat stack + helmet turtle).
 
Posted by TheTick (Member # 2883) on :
 
TheTick, a level 3 Seal Clubber has petitioned to join.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Someone somewhere mentioned something about increasing one's MP, but I forget the method. Increasing it to match one's highest stat, is there a quest for that?
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Well, if you are the accordian guy or the disco bandit, you can buy a moxie magnet which bases your MP off of moxie instead of mysticality. I don't know about the other classes, though.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The Tick is in.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
This morning I discovered that I had missed an entire area. Since I never made a Talisman o' Nam, I never found the Palindome (located in the Plains, but only if you have equipped the Talisman). I had read about the Palindome, and knew I needed to go there at some point, but I had no idea where and when it was supposed to show up.

I finally got it. And the Palindome is a really, really fun place to adventure. I was able to collect everything I needed to complete the Hey Deze Map quest.

Now I just need to adventure at the Penultimate Fantasy Airship for a while longer and I'll be ready to move on.

(It's a shame I've never seen or played Final Fantasy, because I get the feeling there are a lot of inside jokes in the Airship.)
 
Posted by TheTick (Member # 2883) on :
 
"It rubs its hands together and prepares to assault you like a peanut."

Thanks. Darth Pants will soon be applying as well.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
If I want to buy some skills, should I only buy the expensive ones and ignore the cheaper ones?

The way I figure it, the more expensive ones are more powerful, so I won't even bother to use the cheaper ones anyway, right?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
the more expensive ones also use more MP - I have a skill my turtle tamer doesn't use often because it takes 5 mp and my tt only has 12. So it's not worth using that skill at this point.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
On the subject of skills.... I found that some skills can be conferred on other players. For example, my "Canticle of Celerety". Also, the effect of the "buff" spans days and doesn't get reset when my HP and MP are reset at 0400Z. Finally, if I still have a lot of MP left but have to rest to restore HP, I cast the buff on my other characters rather than "waste" the MP rejuvenation while I'm resting.

so....

My characters now have 100s of turns worth of Cletus' Canticle. If you'd like me to spend some of my potentially "wasted" MP on your character shoot me a message and I'll put you in my contact list.

Rubble
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Okay, I have a question...I'm supposed to have the skills Mancotti Meditation, and something else that heals HP...yet they never come up anywhere. I spent 3000 meat on one of them, can someone tell me how I can use it?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Some skills you can use during a battle -- the option comes up on the battle screen in a drop-down list labeled "use skill."

Other skills you can use at any other time -- just click on "skills" on the toolbar across the top. These skills last a certain number of turns, and you can choose how many times to use them.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I am totally stymied on the Strange Leaflet. What words do you enter?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Oh, and how does one acquire Scrumptious Reagent?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I figure since I ask so many questions, I outta return the good karma people are givin' (not in the clan stash, though all my characters have good karma, I think)-but in terms of items the stash needs.

Anyone need a hard-to-find item? There are many things I have stacks of.
 
Posted by miles_per_hour (Member # 6451) on :
 
How far are you in the strange leaflet? Have you found the chest? If so, then "look behind chest". I'll admit I had to cheat to find that one.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Re: strange leaflet -- I don't know what you mean by "words that you enter." Are you able to do anything at all in that quest, or is a particular thing in it stumping you?
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
I wouldn't mind a couple of Sneaky Pete's keys.... of course, I'd just turn around and sell them for stacks of mad meat...

Yes, that's right, my meat is riddled with BSE! [Evil Laugh]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I used it twice, and it had the old-style RPG format. I don't know what to do at that point.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
The Leaflet-- Try oldstyle words like "Go North" or "Cut Hedge" or "Light Fire"

Skills--Some classes use skill far better than smash and hit. Buy the skills, all the skills you can. Sure, the Cone of Something does 30 points of damage, but it takes 4 of your mana. The Minor Ray of Something only does 7 points of damage, but it only takes 2 of your mana. If you get a Brainy Skull it tells you how many hp each monster has. You can then best manage your mana resources.

How To Skills-- Human, the Noodle Bandages and Manticotti Meditation are useable from the "Skills" section, one of the small words on the upper left hand corner of your screen. While I haven't found a use for Manticotti Meditation, I live on Noodle Bandages.
 
Posted by miles_per_hour (Member # 6451) on :
 
OK, here's the quick version of the leaflet. You have to:

Go in the house and get the sword. No north and cut the hedge, while getting the stick. Then go west and light your torch. Go back east, then go north into the cave. Kill the snake and open the chest, getting whatever's in it. Look behind the chest, and get what you can find back there.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Got it, thanks guys:) I'd never played those games-I tried too elaborate phrases.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Please don't waste the Sneaky Pete's Keys!! That is one of the last items I need to complete the Naughty Sorceress quest. I keep getting Jarlsberg's and Boris' Keys, but no Sneaky Pete's. If anybody has any they would be willing to sell/trade me, I would be most grateful.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
There were some "trivial" changes made yesterday that y'all might want to check out. One in regard to the use of familiars will affect most people and how they play the game. There's also been a change in how the gourd tower works that is pretty signficant:

quote:
7/15 - lots of little changes today (and yesterday):
The gourd quest now requires 5+x items, where x is the number of times you've done the quest.
A bulk price-management feature has been added to Mall stores.
You can now search for only the cheapest X instances of a given set of items, in the Mall.
Some places (The Shore, the Hedge Maze, etc.) have been given "Last Adventure" functionality.
Familiars will no longer act in combat if you're running away, or fail to select a skill.

(emphasis added to items I think are most significant)

I haven't been picking skills much up till now. That's changed. I'm sure as heck using them now to make sure my familiars get to do their things in combat. (I'm also using single ice-cold beers more, to restore mana points quickly with no loss of turns.)

Looks like for me, anyway, the fun with the gourd tower is over. Running back with 5 items was quick and easy. Running back with 8, then 9, then 10, etc. is another matter entirely...
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The change with the gourd tower doesn't bother me, because it (the tower) ceased to be an effective way of advancing some time ago. I can get a much more efficient boost to my stats by simply adventuring in higher-level areas.

As for the change with familiars in combat, I don't think Jick's explanation was very clear, but I suspect that it doesn't mean what you seem to think it means. I think it just affects circumstances in which it seemed odd that the familiars were taking action: e.g. when you have already elected to run away, and when you're doing nothing at all in the face of an attack. I think that if you are either using a particular skill OR simply fighting normally, the familiar will still do its thing.

Of course, I could also be completely wrong on what you are thinking this change does.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Hey, I have yet another question for fellow Pastamancers...is the Pastamastery skill worth the 3800 meat it costs?
 
Posted by miles_per_hour (Member # 6451) on :
 
Can anybody besides the pastamancer heal themselves?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The Turtle Tamer can.

The Accordion Thief can't, but he can raise his (or another character's) Maximum Hit Points.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Now, only pastamancers and saucerors can make spaghetti . . .
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Human: Pasta Mastery allows you to make Dry Noodles, which when combined with the right stuff, makes food that gives you adventures.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Not to be confused with "dry noodles" which can be gotten from the Knob kitchen...
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Disco Bandits can learn Disco Nap, which allows them to heal HP.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Just had my accordion thief buy the "bejeweled accordion strap" - at only 1000 meat, it's great! Adds 25 to my hit points and mana points! Since I was limited to three accessories, I took that hippy piece of turquoise off my wrist so I could have my accordion strap.

We lovess our preciousss accordion ssstrap, yesss we does, precioussss. [Smile]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Yeah, the bejeweled accordion strap rocks. I got it as soon as I could, and now at level 11 and in the final quest I still haven't found anything better to replace it. My other two accessory slots have changed several times, but that sucker is staying.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
What skill does the accordian thief have? I mean pastamancers can make pasta, seal clubbers can meat smith... If it is just healing others then, gah- I don't want to heal others, I want to heal MYSELF.

Is that it? Is that the best distinctive skill an accordian thief has?

edit: typo

[ July 16, 2004, 04:41 PM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
What a selfish little acordian thief you are! [Taunt]

space opera
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
I'd be willing to guess that their skill is the ability to steal accordians.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Accordion Thieves play music for an audience, even if the only audience is the Accordion Thief himself. The audience gains beneficial effects from listening to the music, often boosts to their stats, hp, or mp, or perhaps increases in meat or items found.

If you ever want me to play you a tune, just let me know.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
I just started this. When you get fortitude, strengthliness, etc. points, are those being added up to get one muscle point?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
To be honest, though. Sometimes they throw meat and valuables at us when we play the accordion to try to get us to stop. [Wink]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
zgator -- yes.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
My Accordion Thief has the following skills right now:

Moxie of the Mariachi - By diligently practicing playing the accordion at your campsite, you can channel the Moxie of the Mariachi -- your Moxie and Maximum HP will increase for a period of time.

Hoojiwat's Hymn of Healthiness - This song makes you (or another player) feel healthy, increasing maximum HP

The Power Ballad of the Arrowsmith - This song will fill you (or somebody else) with passionate intensity, and great Strengthliness.

These are the skills I have not yet purchased, with their descriptions from the game itself:

The Polka of Plenty - This song will fill you (or somebody else) with greed, and make more Meat drop from monsters in combat.

The Moxious Madrigal - Hearing this song will fill you (or somebody else) with great Moxie.

Cletus's Canticle of Celerity - Upon hearing this song, you (or somebody else) will begin to move very quickly, and with improved combat reaction times.

The Magical Mojomuscular Melody - This song will attune you (or somebody else) with your (or somebody else's) spirituality (hippy) and increase your (or somebody else's) maximum MP.

Brawnee's Anthem of Absorption - Upon hearing this song, you (or somebody else) will gain a strange absorbency. Monsters will do less damage to you (or somebody else) in combat.

Fat Leon's Phat Loot Lyric - Upon hearing this song, the listener will be imbued with superior looting skills - monsters will drop items more frequently in combat.

The Psalm of Pointiness - And lo, unto the audience shall be conjured an aura of pointiness, and verily shalt those who attack the audience be poked as though with legion pointy objects.

Jackasses' Symphony of Destruction - This horrible song will make whoever hears it very angry. And anger, in this case, will correspond with increased melee damage.

Stevedave's Shanty of Superiority - This song will impart upon its listener a sense of righteous indignation. This indignation will manifest as a generalized combat superiority over monsters.

The Ode to Booze - This is the best song ever. Whoever hears this song will gain a remarkable ability to drink, and will gain more adventures from alcoholic beverages.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
zgator, you can click on the [character] button at the top of the screen to see how many more of those incremental "fortitude", etc., points you need to increase your stat points.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I have 54 MP. Is there any skills that I should avoid for now (that takes up too many MPs)?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Has anyone else tried making bat haggis? Supposedly, you're supposed to cook batgut and a meat stack together. Meat stack doesn't come up on my cooking selections though.

I've seen bat haggis offered at the flea market, so I know people are getting to make it somehow. Anyone got a clue? I know it's something ridiculously simple I'm missing.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
sndrake, you make a meat stack. Go ito your inventory. I'tll be one of the options you have, provided you have enough meat.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Derrell, that's not the issue - I have the meat stack. It just doesn't pop up on the cooking menu.

How are these other people making haggis and why are they keeping it a secret from me?

*shakes fist*

[Mad]

*on reflection, both impressed with the game and embarrassed with myself that I could get so worked up over haggis.*
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
It's at the same area where you make meat paste.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Bat Haggis is like only four adventures. Is it really worth it? You can gain more adventures with other recipes.

I mean, it's a waste of stomach.

[ July 16, 2004, 05:50 PM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Yes, it would be worth doing. I have a bunch of batguts, a ton of meat, and a chef-in-the-box. Saves me the trouble of going out on specific missions for food.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I seem to remember making haggis of some sort once, but I don't remember exactly how I did it. Sorry.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
I have made bat haggis with my pasta mancer. I think it was just batguts and spices, cooked in my EZ Cook oven. But maybe I can only make it because I'm a pastamancer...
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I did a bit of searching and found out that Batguts can no longer be combined with a meat stack because Jick decided that meat "violated the rules of loathing" meaning you can't eat meat.

Instead you now combine Batguts with SPICES to get Haggis.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Thanks, Azile. At least I know now.

(directed at Jick:)
[Grumble] Figures - spices are the key to everything here! All the good recipes. It's worth more than just about anything else.

"He who controls the spice"

Are we sure this isn't Arrakis?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
[ROFL]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Spices really are useful. So much so, that I wouldn't waste them on haggis. You don't get much benefit from haggis. I would rather save it up for enchanted bean burritos, for instance.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Theres a door in the cave in the mountain, but I don't know how to unlock it.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Well, the first door in the cave you need a cog and sprocket to open it.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Yo, another thing from the awesome questioner...where do I get Scruptious Reagent?
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
You can get it at the Knob Lab.

edit: mistake

[ July 17, 2004, 10:04 AM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
How did I let this thread go for 14 pages before opening it?

Why oh why am I now a lame level 1 Accordian Thief?

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
[Laugh] Narnia

I feel your pain - I, too, delayed checking this thread out. However, I've been playing long enough to get my first character to level 6 and just got a meat car. [Wink] You will catch up. When you get to level 3, apply to the Jatraqueros clan and things will get easier - 3 more turns per day plus 500 meat.

I have to advise you, though, it's insidiously addictive. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
post your player name here, so we know who you are.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
I know!! I'm already a Mariachi Larcenist (Level 2!!)

My player name is JazzN.
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Where exactly does one get skills?
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
there are various guilds where you can train to get them once you're in. These are located at the right and/or wrong side of the tracks, depending on what type of adventurer you are.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
Interesting side effect that I hadn't noticed until today---

With Ronald at full moon I get double MP restoration when resting. I wonder if when Grimace is full I'll get double HP restoration?

Rubble
 
Posted by Bob_Scopatz (Member # 1227) on :
 
I'm Dro_Trebor

Just got to level 3!!!

I incubated a familiar.

Asked to join the clan Jatraqueros.

This game is hilarious!

I'm addicted and it's all Dana's fault.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
"Its all Dana's fault"

That's a phrase you will be using often, as long as its out of her hearing.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
Which it is not.

DiscoKaye, level 4 Disco bandit, would also like to join the clan.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Unfortunately, UULG, the only keys I have are the Lab key and skeleton keys. No keys for the Hall [Frown]

And I've spent a LOT of time in the Treasury, and never gotten the Reagent. What I'm looking desperately for right now is Spooky-Gro fertilizer. I know it drops in the Forest, but I'd like to avoid spending L6 adventures there.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
The reagent comes from the Laboratory, not the Treasury, but it's not a particularly common drop. I've only ever gotten one (though admittedly I didn't spend a ton of time there).
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Oh, damn. I meant Knob Goblin Laboratory. I will send you over three regents okay? It took be a while to collect them, so it should be enough for any lost adventures. I can't even use them anyway because I have no saucerors. What's the name of your character, Rakeesh?

Edited to add: Sent five regents over to Turin the Tipsy Turtle Tamer.

[ July 17, 2004, 10:23 AM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Ohh, no, I'll send `em back. I was just wondering where they dropped-those I hadn't even looked for yet and wanted to get a chance on my own, but thanks *very* much anyway [Smile]
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
No, no- take them, honestly! It will makes me feel a lot better.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Zgator the Seal Clubber and Zanadu the Sauceror have applied to join the mighty Jatraqueros.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
ludosti (the Pastamancer) level 4 (well, level 3 yesterday when I applied) would very much like to join the Jatraqueros. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Too late, Azile! I sent `em back. Now I can 'bwahahah' about not accepting your kind gift [Wink]

Another question: Where do I get goat cheese? My turtle tamer is getting hit way too often, so I wanted to buff up his moxie.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Can anbody explain why salty dogs have gone up in price 10x in the last week?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Maybe somebody read this.

Scroll down to item 5.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Ack...so that's why a knob mushroom costs 3000+ meat? I'm not sure I think that's entirely fair.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I can't get that link to work.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
http://s87512704.onlinehome.us/kol-moneyfaq.htm
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
I have a question for those more knowledgable than I...how do you get a big rock?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
you get a 10-leaf clover from the hermit and gamble at the casino. I will go into more detail if you like.

edited to correct spelling and add: the hermit doesn't have the clovers all the time

[ July 17, 2004, 02:34 PM: Message edited by: CaySedai ]
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
I buy salty dogs for 67 meat, and before that they were just 66 meat at Hot Stuff's...so you just aren't shopping enough?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
have you checked today? the cheapest I can find is 700 each and Hot Stuff's is all sold out
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Catsup and Saweeza applied to the clan.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Catsup, Dro_Trebor, DiscoKaye, Zanadu, JazzN, Darth Pants and Saweeza are all in.

Losers! Don't you have lives?

(Says the guy who has three level 10+ characters and somehow got roped into being Grand Poobah of this madhouse.)
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
What do I have to do to be able to adventure in the pirates' cove?

Al_Dentae applies to the clan.

kk
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Okay, I'm really going to need someone to explain the big rock-getting procedure to me...I dont' want to blunder around and waste my clover.
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
keith here, i got bored, so i reset some characters and made some new ones, in the next day, these characters will apply for the clan
ktron421
ktron422
ktron423
ktron424
ktron425
thanks! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I think it's the money making game you have to play for the rock. If I'm not mistaken it's the last one (bottom right). Someone correct me if I'm wrong?
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
I just got a store in the mall. I can probably sell stuff for other people if you want me to. Or whatever. Anyway, I have a store! Yay!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
HC, you're right. To get the big rock, you take a ten leaf clover to the casino and play the money-making game (bottom row, far right).
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
You know, I can't find the 10-leaf clover at the Hermit's anymore. I've checked my inventory carefully, but it's not there or at the Hermit's.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Didn't someone need Sneaky Pete's Key? I've got it, if they do.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
"ktron421
ktron422
ktron423
ktron424
ktron425"

Wow. Something about this game has driven you to new and lofty heights of creativity, I see.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
How do you get over the chasm?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You need a bridge. You get it from an abridged dictionary. You get the dictionary from the Pirates.

[ July 19, 2004, 12:17 PM: Message edited by: UofUlawguy ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Thanks, UULG, once again:)

Is the Barrrnacle any good as a familiar?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I have a barrnacle, but I have hardly ever used it. They're supposed to slow down your opponents, meaning that they don't get the jump on you as often. Maybe a good thing, but I want other things out of my familiar.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
A word of advice for those who are adventuring at the Pirate Cove, from my own experience.

Hang around there until you have two snake charms. Seriously. It's important later. Getting the pieces for the spooky pirate skeleton isn't so important. I can think of only two things you really NEED to do there. Get the abridged dictionary, and get two snake charms.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
I'm having the same problem Dan_Raven was having with the empty tank...anyone wanna send me one, please? Also, I can never get a beer lens to drop at the typical tavern. I'm thinking it would be easier just to save up money to buy them at the Mall or something...or wait for my disco bandit to get his skill that makes monsters drop stuff and use him to get stuff for the pastamancer...

Just so lower level chars know, getting the chef-in-the-box makes it so you don't have to pay an adventure every time you cook something...
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Gnollish toolboxes carry items like empty meat tanks, cogs, springs and sprockets. There are 6 toolboxes in the clan stash right now, and 4 empty meat tanks. You "use" the toolbox to get the items.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yeah, go for the toolboxes. Though sometimes they don't have empty tanks in them. I got about 5 in a row without, and then the next toolbox had 3. Go figure.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Ah, didn't know that what the toolbox had in it was variable...I had tons of toolboxes while looking for that tank! "Tanks" for your help! [Smile]
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Does anyone remember where to get a disembodied brain? I used my other one to make a chef in the box, and now want to make a bartender in the box, but I can't remember where to find the brain.

space opera
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
The disembodied brain is in Fernswarthy's Tower, and is dropped by the Brain Sweeper.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Thanks!

space opera
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Does anyone in the Jatraqueros Clan own a store in the mall? I'm not of high enough level yet to open one, but I've got some pretty badass (price-wise) items that are worth vastly more sold in the mall than sold back to the computer.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
The hermit has the ten-leaf clover this morning.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
*nod* Yeah, I noticed that, too-promptly went and got my Big Rock and my Leprechaun familiar, too. Strange-does he only offer it on certain lucky days?
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Oh no...I see another addiction coming on.

I'm hooked.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Wow, if you want to make lots of meat, get 10-leaf clovers and adventure in the Treasury. You pick up a dense meat stack everytime. I can't say I've found a better money-making formula.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Still working. I've already cleared 10,000 meat this way. Hmmm. I wonder if this counts as an exploit? I don't like exploits...but it seems fair to me. *moral dilemma*

Edit: Oh, and for some reason, that KoL list site UULG gave us is broken. You can navigate there, but when you check lists there's nothing.

[ July 20, 2004, 09:59 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Here's one that I found that's pretty good.

BTW Jeff, did you order these yet?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Is there any way to uproot a terrarium and pass it to another character?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Zan,

That's the site I was talking about. Check the lists and look at a single item.

I've got plenty of underwear already, but if you're fishing for an early Christmas present, you might just get lucky!

*snicker*
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Try this one.

Stop snickering! [Mad] You're just jealous of my well-toned buttocks.

And someone let Dancin Zanny the Disco Bandit into the clan.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Really, I'm more tired of the waggling on your part than anything else.

And thanks for the link! This one worked. You know, the special weapons you get with the Big Rocks don't seem very good. The website lists them as +7/level, but in reality it's just +7. A diamond-studded cane is better, in the case of Disco Bandits.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Dumb question...

How do you eat?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Go to your inventory under food/drink. Click on "use" under the item you want to eat.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Thanks!

I'm learning this game ass-backwards.

Need to go a little slower.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Dancin Zanny and Al_Dentae are in.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
okay, but what can you do with a dense meat stack?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
You can...


[ July 20, 2004, 03:54 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
okay, I was wondering how I was going to get money out of it. [Wink]
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
Ok folks, tell me some good stuff to combine with meat paste. They don't seem to give you a clue and it takes too much time to experiment....

I'm also having trouble finding what I should do next. I'm trying to get ome more moxie to be in level 4, but I'm stuck in the same adventures. Can anyone remember if I'm missing something?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
some of the places are geared toward certain types -

sleazy back alley - moxie
haunted pantry - mysticality
Cobb's knob outskirts - muscle

those are the lower level places

also, certain foods give you points on your traits as well as more adventures. Mushroom pizza gives you mysticality points, sausage pizza gives you muscle points. I haven't paid attention to what food gives you moxie points.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
http://www.agesoftime.com/kol/index.php seems to be working again
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Well, where are you adventuring right now?
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
How do I open a sunken chest from the Pirates' Cove? Please tell me that I'll find a dictionary in one; I'm so sick of pirates.

space opera
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
I don't think you can open the chests. It might help to blend in with the pirates if you want the dictionary.

[ July 20, 2004, 10:42 PM: Message edited by: Mr.Funny ]
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
I'm adventuring in all of the places that CaySedai mentioned...it doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere.

Is the whole point to get more moxie/muscle/mysticality until you get to a certain level? I'm wondering when more places will open up for me. I'm not moxious enough to go into all the Cobb's Knob places. [Wink]

And what is with that Barrell? I get clobbered every time I go in there!!
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
The barrel gets much better once you level up a bit; it becomes a great place to go to get alcohol, etc.

space opera, going to put on her pirate costume
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Narnia, if you're just looking for a quick stat boost, and you're level 3 or higher, just join our Jatraqueros clan and work out in our gym!
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
Aha.

that makes good sense. [Smile] What I'm wondering is when do more locations open up? Do I have to find the stinking screwdriver of the tinker guy before I get more places to go? It seems like I've exhausted all my other options.

But I will definitely work out in the gym. [Smile]
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Some places open up as a result of completing quests, some from different levels achieved, some from different accessories equiped. For example, you won't see the inexplicable door until you equip the continuum transfunctioner. Or you won't get the map to the shore until you return with a Bitchin' Meatcar to the Council of Loathing. Which prolly sounds like a lot of gobbledy gook to you right now, but will make sense as you complete the quests the Council gives you and as you go up in levels.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Btw, thanks for the hint about the Rusty Screwdriver. I just returned it to the Untinker and he has offered to untinker anything I have combined with meat paste. But no new places have opened up as far as I can see.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
cool. [Smile]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Hmm. The 10-leaf clover is no longer at the Hermit's [Frown] Either it only appears randomly-I haven't noticed until yesterday-or it's been removed.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
It comes and goes.

There is a ten leaf clover for sale in the flea market though. . .
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Mac's part time job? She's Joe the Records Guy?

quote:
Hi, I'm Joe, the Records Guy. You can look at the records, but don't touch them. If you touch them, I'll hit you with this big stick.

 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
I'm having a hard time getting over the Orc Chasm...(And I just got that pun right now. [Eek!] ) and by 'hard time' I mean, 'totally stumped' Any hints?
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You need a bridge. You get the bridge from the abridged dictionary. You get the dictionary from the pirates.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
For the dictionary--anything more than just adventuring at the cove? I've spent about 100 adventures there with no dictionary. Lots of other stuff--argyle socks?! Snakehead charrrms etc.

kk
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You can't take it from a pirate by fighting him. You need to lull him into a sense of security and familiarity, and he'll give it to you.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
Thanks. Willing to tell me how many items? Got 2 so far. (I think) The descriptions hint at it but don't say "pirate outfit" like the other outfits.

Edit for clarity

[ July 21, 2004, 10:49 AM: Message edited by: rubble ]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
It's the swashbuckling outfit that you need, and you need to be wearing it.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
<-----Buttercup Goblintree

Hey..who's The Historical Bentley? We must be related [Smile] . That's my maiden name.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
OK, I got the Pirate Skull, the Pirate Chest and the Pirate Pelvis, but when I try to use it, I am told I'm missing bones. That is all I get from the Pirates. What am I missing?

Still cant get a @#$@#$ parrot to show up.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
You can get bones from the skleletons (and other varieties) in the Misspelled Cemetary. I think you need 10(?) of them. And are you sure you haven't gotten the parrot? It's called the Stuffed Shoulder Parrot or some such thing.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
That's right, you need 10 or 12 Skeleton Bones from the Mispelled Cemetery (may also be found in other places, I think, but the Cemetery is the place for you to look).

I don't know why you bother, though. My Spooky Pirate Skeleton has never done me any good.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Why? Because its there @#$@#$.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Well, I admit I know what you mean. I keep making new familiars whenever I get the parts, even though I know I won't ever use them. I'm just collecting them.

That reminds me. I need to go gather some more long, skinny balloons.

[ July 21, 2004, 01:06 PM: Message edited by: UofUlawguy ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I'm guessing one character can never reacquire a dictionary? Because that was one badass item. Never runs out, enormous damage...does it only work across the chasm? I've already lost it for the drywall axe (which, damnit, I can't use for a LONG time), but I was hankerin' for a new one.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned or not, but be warned: adventuring in the Palindrome can ALSO lead to irresistable loss in stat points. Just so y'all know what you're gettin' into.
 
Posted by Telperion the Silver (Member # 6074) on :
 
Cower before the might of my Technodrome!
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Am I, Buttercup Goblintree, going to ever know if the clan's accepted me?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Denied. Only players with names that are the epitome of manliness and coolness are permitted entry.

Rakeesh is taken, but you could just throw a number after it. Not AS cool, but there's plenty of surplus coolness to cover.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I don't know whether to laugh or throw up.

I laughed of course.

For some reason I respect those who tell me NO more than those who are easy!

*kicks manly man and walks off*
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
*kicks Rakeesh again*
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Buttercup Goblintree is my fairy name I'll have you know.

I'm pretty sure female fairies are not suppose to be manly.

[Confused]

*getting off topic again*

What kind of clan only wants manly men?

[ July 21, 2004, 03:38 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
This ain't the Powerpuff Girls, Buttercup. Your kicks are as lacking in strength as your name is in coolness.

If I weren't so unbearably cool, I'd have to kick you back. But right now? You're kickin' a Mt. Everest of coolness, Tammy.

[Taunt]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
And as to manliness of names: they don't say it's a man's world for nuthin'.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
There. You're in.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
D00d, r u tryin' 2 say Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride was not cool?! She was like waaay cool and had perfect breasts (and there's a shortage of them according to Wesley - who oughta know, being a pirate!) and was a friggin' princess and stuff!

Unless, of course, your objection was to Goblintree, in which case I'd heartily agree with you...
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
That's Power Puffin Intimidator thank you very much!

You reaallllyy don't want to make me go into a seal clubbin frenzy on you. Really you don't.

thanks!

Edited to add that one usually doesn't have the choice in a last name. [Dont Know]

[ July 21, 2004, 03:46 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Rakeesh, certainly you can get another dictionary. Just go get another abridged one from the pirates. I did it, because after I finished that quest I wanted adventure beyond the Chasm for a while longer, to level up and to get good food.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Oh, and by the way, I don't believe the dictionary works anywhere else other than beyond the Orc Chasm.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
The Evil Golden Arches, when used at your campsite-do they only give the free food once daily? Is it always the chicken sammich?

Edit: Oh, btw: I've gotten my Turtle Tamer the Empathy of the Newt skill, which adds (for a time) 10 levels to the familiar of the player it's cast upon. If anyone needs some casting and I'm there, I'll do it.

[ July 21, 2004, 03:48 PM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
It's only once daily, but it varies. It can be a drink, fries, or a sandwich.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
The Golden Arches make really crappy chicken sammiches.

Did you guys already know about the moons. Anything you did for muscularity was enhanced today because one of the moons was full. Everyday on the Hoboflex got you at least 3 points.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Los Angeles has applied for clan membership.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
quote:
What kind of clan only wants manly men?

There was an old Saturday Night Live sketch about that. I think of it whenever I hear the term "manly men." [Smile]

I don't think it's what Rakeesh had in mind, though.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I wonder if Girlie Man would be more appropriate?

*snickers*
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Gah. Everyone should buy a store. I just bought one about 2 hours ago and I already made more than enough to pay off the cost of buying the store in the first place. [Smile]
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Walt Disney has applied to join the clan.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Los Angeles and Walt Disney are in.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
I know, Azile! Stores are soooooo profitable. I have over 110000 meat now [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
What's the best way for my level 7 Turtle Tamer to beat the pirates so I can get the dictionary and bridge the chasm? Should I use my knob goblin sword, or just head butt them? [Mad]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Derrell, if you send me 1000 meat to cover expenses, I'll smith you an Asbestos Sword that will beat your current weapon all to heck...100 power, plus +20% Strengthliness.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
How do I send you the meat? I wonder if that'll end up in the out of context thread?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Human:

does that extend to anyone? I have a turtle tamer, also. [Wink]

And, can anyone tell me good weapons for:
disco bandit
pastamancer
sauceror

they are all level 6 or 7.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
I'll do it for anyone, just give me a day, and 1000 meat per weapon.

For the disco bandit you'll want a linoleum or asbestos crossbow, the pastamancer and sauceror will both need staffs, they have a skill that lets you use your Magicality instead of your Muscle to determine hits...as long as you have a staff. I can make them all.

Derrell: Send a message to Jakyran, my Seal Clubber...there'll be an option to send meat.

[ July 22, 2004, 01:05 AM: Message edited by: Human ]
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Human, is your character's name in the game Human?

edited to add that I posted this before you added the name of your seal clubber.

Meat has been sent.

[ July 22, 2004, 01:08 AM: Message edited by: Derrell ]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
No...send all requests/payment to Jakyran. And please be sure to tell me what type of character you have, and what level his main stat is at. So...for a Sauceror, tell me his Magicality level.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Oops. Well ,as I posted, my character is a turtle tamer, level 7 and his muscularity is at 41.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
FYI everyone, today is another Muscularity day. So all you TTs and SCs get out there with your Blood Faced Volleyballs and get that Muscle up. In the past two days I've gone from 88 to 105 muscle. Oh, and that would be in Cobb's Knob Menagerie Lv. 3. Can finally get into the Penultimate Fantasy Airship, but I still get my butt kicked there.

[ July 22, 2004, 07:48 AM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Is a pastamancer the only one who can make a pizza?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Nope, everyone can make pizzas.

Mushroom pizzas (made with Knob Mushrooms) grant mysticality; Sausage pizzas (made with Knob S.) grant muscularity; Goat Cheese pizza (you guess what it's made with) grant Moxie.

Plus, they all give approx. 10-12 adventures each. They're the best food I've found that can be consistently made, but Goat Cheese is much harder to come by, I think. On the down side, if you don't have a Chef-in-a-Box, it's gonna cost you 2 adventures per pizza to cook. You can eat four pizzas per day.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
What am I missing then? I'm trying to combine flat dough with tomato to make pizza and it tells me I can't combine those two.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
You don't flatten the dough first to make a pizza, just combine the tomato with a wad of dough.

I know, I know, you flatten the dough before you add the tomato really, sue me [Razz]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Still not working. Do you have to be a certain level? I've got a Lvl 5 seal clubber.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Really? Are you sure you're selecting the right items? I make pizzas all the time, with a variety of characters of different levels.

Cook: wad of dough and tomato
Receive: Plain Pizza
Cook: Plain Pizza and ingredient
Receive: Varied pizza
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Maybe that's it. I'm trying to combine them. I need to get an oven, don't I?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Huh? It's always been flat dough and tomato for me (I'm almost positive). Only thing I've ever used wads for is pies and cookies.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
Pizza dough can be either flat or in a wad.

But yes, you need an oven.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
*nod* In order to make food of your own of any kind, you need an oven. Buy it and use it to install it in your campsite.

I can be flat, too? Hehe, I must've been selecting the wrong items too.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Oh, and btw: does anyone have goat's cheese they'd be willing to give or trade?

Edit: Hmm, I may've been seriously over-rating the adventure gain from pizzas. Or else just a string of bad luck.

[ July 22, 2004, 08:53 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I've only played my Buttercup for two days. I'm frustrated.

How long does it take to get great and almighty like all of you?

Beginner tips? Oh pleasssssse.

[ July 22, 2004, 10:15 AM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
What's Buttercup's level and class? I can give you some pointers.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
I'm not sure offhand, Rakeesh, but I think I have some goat cheese. Message as mathmavin in game and I'll send it to you.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Tammy,

If you want an easier character to play, consider creating a Disco Bandit or an Accordian Thief. They get Moxious Maneuvers (very powerful later on), and their emphasis on Moxie means they'll get hit much less often. Also, once you have enough meat and moxie to pass the Guild's test and buy it, get a Moxie Magnet ASAP-that boosts your Magic points considerably.

If you have not already, purchase a Familiar-Gro Terrarium in the Market. Then make familiars-they're very useful. The first one, a Mosquito, can be made by using a mosquito larva found in the Spooky Forest. The second, and (in my opinion) among the best is the Fairy Gravy. You can also level up more quickly if you get a Bloody Volleyball. To make that, get the stuff needed to visit the Hermit. Get a volleyball from the hermit, and get your hands on a Seal Tooth (They can be found in the sewer, and surely one of your clanmates has one by now, too). Use the tooth, then use the ball, then use the resulting item, then pick it up from your campground.

Make sure you've got a barskin tent at your campsite-made by combining a bar skin (Spooky Forest) and wooden stakes (spooky Forest). Those two items can be found in the Clan Stash, I think. The tent increases the point-regen when you rest.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Buttercup - Seal Clubber - Level 3

I have two Disco Bandits Tammmy and Tammmy2 both at Level 3.

I noticed that others have more than one character in the clan. I use the Tammmy's for practice. I messed up making them both Disco Bandits. What are the ways one can "mess" up and piss the clan off?

I was working at building my Karma, but that doesn't really help me out? Or does it?

I want to play the game and I like the advantages the clan offers, I just don't want to be the black sheep of the clan.

I don't have the time or the cunning tenacity to be a die hard gamer here. Okay, I have the time.

While building up my Karma ( I just need some good Karma okay) I donated some fairy gravy.

What are the advantages of donating vs. selling?

I’ve read some of the cheat sheets out there. I just need quick basics that I apparently don’t seem to find so quickly myself. I run out of adventures very quickly. I think I’m just trying to stock up vs. really playing the game.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Do I really want to smash that hippy crap?

[Eek!]

I'm scared.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
No, don't smash the hippy stone. It allows other players to attack you (and you to attack them). You're probably not ready for that.

It sounds like you don't know what Karma is good for. It's like credit, that allows you to take items from our clan's stash for your own use. That is its only purpose, although we could use it for other things if we wanted to.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
There's no point in "building up" Karma, unless you want to keep score against the other members of your clan. It's a measure of how much you've "taken" from the clan, relative to how much you've "given." And at your level, it's far more likely that you'll need to take more than you give -- so don't sweat it.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Tammy, just smile and flirt with all the men, and then talk bad about them behind their backs to all the women.

That way, you'll stay in tight with all the clan.

Oh, and beat up on as many Trolls as you can find.

I am not talking about the ones in the game.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Coffered some imp ale…got a little inebriated. Drunk as a skunk I’ve managed to get a blood faced volleyball and achieve Level 4.

Thanks!

Good Karma's out the door for awhile.

Edited to add that it's important to follow directions in the order given. Dang tooth bloodied my hand before it bloodied the ball.

*tries to help the pain by taking out the first innocent Troll that comes her way*

[ July 22, 2004, 12:19 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Tammy,

Despite my hazing, I think you r0x0r5 (you'll understand that reference if you speak l337 or get to the Orc Chasm [Wink] .

Don't worry about the Karma, like others have said. Now that you're level 4, one thing you'll definitely want to get is a Baby Gravy Fairy. You get that by cooking (not combining) Fairy Gravy (which can be found, as you've learned, in the Haiku Dungeon) and a Knob (possibly Knoll) mushroom, and then using the result. This increases the rate at which monsters drop items; at L4, you're about to start dealing with some item-heavy quests.

If you want to get more adventures, you should build yourself a Clockwork Maid. All the items needed for its construction except one can be found in the Degrassi Knoll. You need to make a Meat Engine and combine it with a Frilly Skirt (dropped by a Gnollish Dresscrosser or Crossdresser). It will give you +4 adventures / day. After that, work on either a Bitchin' Meat Car or begin work on your Chef- and Bartender-in-a-Box. Those two in particular save lots of adventures.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
[Blushing] Why thank you! You never get tired of hearing that...that's for sure!

*Offers Rakeesh a Ghost Pickle On A Stick*

Is off to find more delicious tipness. Maybe I'll even find out where I can get an Orcish Frat Boy tattoo just for the heck of it.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Rakeesh, you're trying to get Tammy to Orc Chasm?! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I'll be lucky to make it to the Hidden Temple.

*uses adventures franticly looking for that elusive Spooky Gro-Fertilizer*
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
quote:
Coffered some imp ale
Don't drink the imp ale. It steals moxie (?) points, besides adding adventures.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I think the imp ale is fine to drink. You get a net bonus of approximately 5 stats, in addition to your adventures.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Not so good if you're a disco bandit.

From the moon charts, a mysticalilty day is coming up in 2 or 3 days. I think I'm going to hold off on my sauceror til then.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
What can be done with Valuable Trinkets?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
zgator, you should at least drink and eat as much as possible between now and then, so you can get the max possible adventures. Otherwise you'll only have the 40 (43, 47, 50, whatever) adventures given per day. You may have thought of that, but if I can help someone, it's worth it.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
Don't drink herbal tea. Gives you "sleep" effect for 5 turns. Reduces strength.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Has anybody found a site that gives a good compare/contrast of all of the different classes?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
One of my characters has started adventuring in the valley. Maybe someone has mentioned this before, but is there something specific I need to find before the council will tell me that particular task has been satisfied?
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
No, you'll know when it's finished b/c you'll get a big reward.

space opera
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yep, try combining scrolls. There's a certain number you have to get to make it work. And one that just gives you cool stuff. Two words to think about: "Eleet" and "Gates".
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Ok; I give bad advice. Don't listen to me. Sorry!

space opera

I am right about the big reward, though. [Wink]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
And if you do GATES before you do ELEET, you'll have to go back and get another dictionary.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Happy Camper or whoever else wants to chime in,

where's the info on the moons and what they do to stats?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Moons and Stuff.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I have extra dictionaries already.

Was trying to see what I could con the pirates out of and went "overboard."

So to speak.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
<---Dublin

*shakes head*

This addiction disgusts me.
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Kira Nerys just applied to join the clan.

>_>
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
Holden Daze has applied to join the clan.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Did someone need Jarlsberg's Key?
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Oooh, UULG and I are tied for most total stat points! It's almost tempting to smash my hippie stone and see who would come out on top....

[Evil]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
They have clovers today at the hermitage. I've tried 10 times to get a friggin worthless trinket from the sewer at haven't got it yet.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
If you adventure long enough in the chasm, you can get a Hermit Script. This haXor5 the Hermit, so you need never buy a Hermit Permit again.

Edit: Of course, that ain't nearly as good as a Worthless Trinket Script [Frown]

[ July 23, 2004, 09:23 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
What are some interesting ways to use the ten-leaf clovers? I've already got a leprachaun.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Dkw,

One way is to take them into the Knob Goblin Treasury. Doing so will reward you with a dense meat stack, which can be used for smithing or can be sold for 1,000 meat. It can also be taken into the sewer, and you get your choice of any three of the possible items found there. Spices in particular are great for Insanely Spicy Enchanted Bean Burritos, and you can also pick up Worthless items to visit the Hermit again.

Those, plus visiting the Casino and playing the game on the bottom right to gain a Big Rock. This can be used to created special class-specific weapons, which are pretty good for awhile.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Okay, who wants to trade me a Boris Key for a Jarlsburg Key? I thought the Daily Dungeon always spat out the same item at the end on any given day, but apparently it's not so. Two of my guys got Boris keys, and the one who actually needed a Boris Key got a Jarlsburg. And he already has two. [Wall Bash]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Are the keys good for anything other than access to the altars? What do you get besides stat points for giving?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
I didn't know that about taking the 10 leaf clover into the sewers. I finally got one and was going to try and get another and lost it.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
The three keys are very valuable, they all get between 9000-13000 meat at the mall. They can be made into Key Lime Pies, which give you an insane amount of stat points. You also need them for one of the last quests.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Oh, and I should add: spices are also used in making Extra-spicy Bloody Mary-s. They're the best drink I've found so far (and I've NEVER gotten even one paper umbrella, so I can't comment on those)

Edit: Thanks kindly, Poly [Smile]

[ July 23, 2004, 09:55 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
I've got about a bazillion boxes of spices. And it doesn't make much sense to use the clover in the sewer -- since it takes a sewer adventure to get one that's a zero-sum game. (Well, you do get two other items along with your worthless trinket, but I've got duplicates of them all already.)

I went for the big rock. [Smile]

And sent a clover to my sweetie for good luck in his meetings today.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Holden Daze, Kira Nerys and Dublin are in.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Bernie the Bernaise, Jeff A Cordingly, please.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Where do I find a meat engine - in Degrassi Knoll or is it elsewhere?

And what can I do with the spooky shrunken head, rat whiskers, and gnoll lips and teeth?

I also need to figure out a better weapon for my Level 5 Pastamancer to use. She's currently using Dr. Hobo's scapel, but it really is starting to suck. Any suggestion for where/how to get/buy a better one?

[ July 23, 2004, 11:52 AM: Message edited by: ludosti ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You have to make a meat engine, by combining an empty meat tank with a meat stack, then combing that with a cog-and-sprocket assembly.

[ July 23, 2004, 11:48 AM: Message edited by: UofUlawguy ]
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
I guess what I should have asked was where to find the meat tank. I have everything else I need for the car, just not the empty meat tank (which I'd like to find at least 2 of so I can make a maid too).

[ July 23, 2004, 11:55 AM: Message edited by: ludosti ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Just keep looking in the Degrassi Knoll. And don't forget to open all gnollish toolboxes that you find. In fact, check and see if there are any toolboxes in the clan stash. There were yesterday, and I got two empty meat tanks from one of them.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
#$%#$%#$ dictionary.

I have spent about 30 turns in pirate costume at the pirate place, and all I get is Moxie and meat. Am I missing something?

Does anyone have an extra Knoll Harem Veil? I want to sneak in and bother the Knoll King and I think that is the disguise I need.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Dan,

two things before you try it.

One is that you better make sure your strength and moxie points are high enough to take the king's guards.

The other is that it's one thing to look like a member of the harem - be warned that the king has a pretty good nose as well. [Wink]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
At level 5, pastamancers should be using a Spooky Staff in conjunction with the Special Sauce Glove.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Man, the Hole in the Sky is hard. Here I was, going along, kicking everything's butt, then along comes the Hole in the Sky. Now, I'm getting absolutely schooled by a bunch of constellations. And I have to do this, because I need to collect stars and lines. Arrgh!
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Oh my, um, heck. I just got this:

"You're fighting The Trouser Snake

This is the Trouser Snake, so named because it resembles a snake wearing pants. Pants with only one leg. So basically it just resembles a snake."

[Eek!]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Tom, I thought the Special Sauce Glove only worked for Saucerors.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Heh - turns out I had an empty meat tank in one of the tool boxes I'd collected, so now I have my bitchin' meat car!

Now to get myself the staff and gloves Tom recommended.....
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
First the Trouser Snake, and now the Family Jewels and One-Eyed Willie. Sheesh!
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Oh, you're right. Sorry. Pastamancers suck. [Wink] j/k
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
So which Jatraqueros have stores in the Mall?
 
Posted by meltier (Member # 6728) on :
 
Passle, StanleyTheStolid, and Zucchini Casserole (the fearsome threesome) are applying for membership in the clan.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
*looks suspiciously at meltier*
Who are you, and why do you want to join our clan?
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
San Fernando Valley has applied for clan membership.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Meltier is a friend of mine that I invited to Hatrack after I found out he had joined KoL. [Wink]

We went to HS together.
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Is there something to protect against spooky damage? I'm adventuring in the Cyrpt and I keep losing around 25 points on average each turn because of spooky damage. On the last turn I lost 35. >_<

[ July 24, 2004, 02:53 AM: Message edited by: Rappin' Ronnie Reagan ]
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
I think you just need more moxie. Consider moxie=defense.

kk
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I just found something for that. Hmmm, glowing red eye? Got it either in the Castle in the Clouds or in the Penultimate Fantasy Airship. But that place isn't even open until you're easily strong enough to deal with the Cyrpt. Maybe you can find one at the mall or the Flea Market.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
The spell "Elemental Saucesphere" protects against all forms of elemental damage.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
The only item I've found that protects against Spooky Damage so far is the Lich Face. I got it in the (I think) upper right chamber in the spooky crypt, but I'm not sure if it was a random drop or not.

There are other things, I think-but they come in later levels.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Hey, our clan doesn't have a calendar yet, does it? We should.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Yep, we already got it. You can even see it at our main clan page above the updates/announcements.

*whistles* Ms. July is sure hot.
 
Posted by punwit (Member # 6388) on :
 
My other brother lackwit applying for membership [Hail]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Will someone please put the Tenderizing Hammer back, please.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I donated a new hammer to the stash. This time, if anyone takes it, be sure to put it back.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
OMG...I think I took it. I'll put it back immediately. I need to read this entire thread to make sure I'm not screwing my clan royally!

[Eek!]

Can someone please explain all the different outfits to me?

I'm a little lost when in comes to dressing myself.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
You can find the different outfits on this page here . [Smile]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Here's a hint, though: don't wear an outfit unless there's a good reason for you to do so, especially if you PvP.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
San Fernando Valley, Zucchini Casserole, StanleyTheStolid, lackwit and Passle are all in.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I just discovered something cool. A disco bandit, once he gets to level 5 or six, can completely ignore both muscle and mysticality and concentrate on moxie. You can do this by using a Moxie Magnet (ignore mysticality) and using crossbow fever (ignore strength).
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I wouldn't advise ignoring the other stats. They still play a big role.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Is crossbow fever a skill?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Besides not being able to equip certain items, what does it matter?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I'm not sure what role mysticality plays, though, when one is a AT or DB. Unless there are (later) accessories which are vital and you've gotta de-equip the Moxie Magnet.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Well, "not being able to equip certain items" is a pretty big deal. I just had to get my accordion thief's mysticality up to 85 in order to equip an item that was necessary for the last quest (Which I just finished, finally, at least as far as it has been written yet. It's an unfinished quest, but I finished what there is of it.)

Plus, I suspect that Muscle still plays a role in the amount of damage you do, even if you are using a Moxious Maneuver, as my Accordion Thief has been doing for the past several levels.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
OK, so I can't ignore it completely, but being able to ignore it for a while sure makes adventuring easier.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
What, exactly, do I have to do to get the dictionary? Do I just go around the Pirate's Cove fighting monsters?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
You need to dress in the swasbuckling outfit that you get there.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Yes, until you complete the pirate outfit (swashbuckling outfit). Then you wear it and adventure in the Pirate Cove some more. Eventually, you'll get the dictionary.
 
Posted by pooka (Member # 5003) on :
 
I just had to satisfy my curiosity as to why this thread has so many pages.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Well, obviously it's because we're all so cool.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
I'm having a hard time finding a disembodied brain (so I can make my chef in a box). Where do I need to kill to get one?
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
Fernswarthy's Tower
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
You need to kill the Brainsweeper in aforementioned tower...
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Btw, just so you know - meat globes rewl.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
Ok folks, back the bread truck up to level four...I have all this gnoll stuff from Degrassin gnoll...gnoll lips, teeth, pie crust etc...what am I supposed to be combining here? It seems that nothing is working when I try to combine it, but it's just sitting there doing nothing.

Also, I've just used up a gazillion turns trying to get the rims for my car. What in the heck? ARe they EVER going to give them to me? I've already assembled everything else...
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Narnia, you get the rims from the hermit.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
Where is the hermit???
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
You buy a hermit permit at the market and then you will find him in the mountains. Be sure you have a worthless trinket (from the sewer) to trade him for the sweet rims.

[ July 26, 2004, 09:26 PM: Message edited by: ludosti ]
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Go to the market in town and buy a hermit permit. Now go to the mountains. You'll see the Hermitage. This is where the Hermit lives. You'l need to fish a worthless trinket out of the sewer with a piece of gum on a string to trade with him.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
*grumbles* didn't I already have to do this for something else?
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
thanks guys, finally succeeded
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Narnia, you'll find that you need to visit the hermit relatively often -- although by the time you get something that makes visiting him less of a pain, you won't need to visit him as much. Life is like that.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
[Big Grin] I'm amazed that you guys figured all of this out without someone to tell you how to do it. I would NEVER have remembered that the rims were at the hermit's from the first time I visited him. I would have just wasted turns and turns at the knoll trying to get the stinking rims. [Smile]
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Oh cool! Apparently if you're a high enough level, you don't need to wear the cold-weather gear to go to the Icy Peak! Makes it a lot less of a hassle....

So, when the Hole in the Sky becomes too easy for your character, what do you do next? Philanthropic ventures? [Wink]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
If anybody happens to have some spare Fairy Gravy lying around, I'd be open to a deal. I can't get throught the cave without it and I've wasted about 40 or 50 turns in the Haiku dungeon trying to get some.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I think people start concentrating on ventures that will make them money. Lots seem to get buffs for money, take a leprechaun and go to the icy peak. I'm sure a lot of others go to lower level places that produce high value items, such as the Deep Fat Friars Gate for hellion cubes, etc. Stores take a lot of stocking I'm sure. Alcohol products are probably big as well.

edit- meat, I meant meat.

[ July 27, 2004, 08:59 AM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Well, once the Hole in the Sky is too easy (and I have to say I haven't reached that point yet, but I can cope pretty well), AND you've finished the Naughty Sorceress quest (or what there is of if) then there's really not much to do, except more of the same.

Hopefully more content will be added soon, or the reset will happen, or something. For now, I'm working on leveling up my other characters. I might use my Accordion Thief, who has completed everything, to collect food/meat/items for my other characters.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
"I might use my Accordion Thief, who has completed everything, to collect food/meat/items for my other characters."

Note that this is technically against the rules and spirit of the game.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Is it? I mean, I know farming is, but it seems like the designer intends SOME cross-character effort. The Turtle-Tamer and Seal-Clubber smithing and the Sauceror and Pastamancer cooking, for instance?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
*nod* But I think the idea is that you do these for other players, not yourself; the rule of thumb he's laid down is "if you find yourself advancing faster with one character much faster than he'd advance without the other character, don't do it."
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
I've been thinking of my 3 characters as a mini-clan. If one of my guys finds an item another one has been needing, I send it over to him. The same goes with food items and occasionally, money.

How is that different than the clan stash?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Well, for one thing, it's perfectly coordinated -- unlike a clan. For another, it's a bit more masturbatory than a clan.

I understand that this kind of thing happens, but it's remarkably unfun. It's one step from people taping down a key on their keyboard so they can craft all day.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
What good are Hey Deze Nuts, which you get from the Heavy Metal Sonata and the Heavy Metal Guitarr and the Hey Deze Map?

Edit: Ahh, OK-I have the ketchup hound, but no plans.

[ July 27, 2004, 10:51 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
They help in the construction of a pagoda (thumbs up to the pagoda, it's pagodatastic). You need to use an elf raffle ticket while holding a 10 leaf clover to get the pagoda plans. Then you need to use a ketchup hound (found in the Palindome). I think that's the order of things.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Disregard, I figured it out. I'm guessing a Pagoda is just like a super-house?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
zgator:

Message WhoosyWhatsit from the account that needs fairy gravy and I'll send it. I have an extra.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Who is Jebus Chicken Heart (besides someone with a tasteless name)?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Jebus, I'd imagine.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
You'd think, but I've come across a lot of people on the internet who use that name or variations thereon.

So I'm still waiting to hear for sure.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
My first taste of hell ramen. Now that's some noodles!

You gain 22 Adventures.
You gain 23 Fortitude.
You gain a Muscle point!
You gain 20 Mysteriousness.
You gain 24 Smarm.
You gain 272 Meat

kk
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I can't get myself to eat my Hell Ramen. It's like 20,000 meat gone in one gulp.
 
Posted by rubble (Member # 6454) on :
 
Azile,

What do you spend most of your money on? Have you found a more efficient way of obtaining experience?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I think maybe Azile means it's a 20,000 Meat sale in the Mall down the drain, not that that much was spent to buy it.

It's actually very, very easy to make. The only item that has to be picked up from monsters are Hellion Cubes, and they drop with some regularity in the Deep Fat Friar woods. (although I actually haven't tried to get any since I finished that quest-they may be much harder, now)
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
I'll never get people who sell things for multiple thousands in the mall. It's absolutely ridiculous -- not so much that they'd sell them, but that anyone would buy them.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
It makes more sense to waste precious adventures collecting all the ingredients?
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Well, say you're a high level player and can make money and stats fairly easily in just a few adventures. Then adventures are a more valuable commodity to you than money. People would not buy things at the cost they're at unless they gained an advantage in doing so.

There are also time and information factors. For example, if you can buy beer goggles for 4950 meat instead of buying 2 beer lenses (at 2300 meat each=4600) and combining them (+10 meat= total of 4610 meat) simple economics would say that you would always buy the 2 beer lenses and combine them rather buying the beer goggles...unless the opportunity cost of spending the time buying the beer lenses, making meat paste and combining them is too great (i.e. the time doing that is more valuable than the extra 340 meat you'd spend buying the beer goggles).

The information factors are knowing a)that you can get beer lenses in the Typical Tavern, b)that two beer lenses combine to make beer goggles, c)knowing how to combine things (though everyone should have learned that from the Oriole). Not everyone uses the KoL helper. Not everyone has a guild to help them out. I'm sure there are ignorant people on KoL; in fact figuring out all this stuff is kind of fun and is part of the allure.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Oh man. I just like had some really groovy brownies man but they like left me all confused and now I'm trippin'.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Someone explain to me why anyone would buy a Hermit Permit in the mall for 130 or 140 meat when they are always available for 100.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Because maybe you are already in the mall, and don't want to bother with the clicks it would take to go to the market square?
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Currently, I am high enough to do the Naughty Sorceress quest, so I am spending my adventures attempting to do that. Before there were no quest for me to do, so I just bought a mall and scrounged around for pieces for Hell Ramen.

After making meat off a lot of Hell Ramen with ingredients I collected myself (in addition to other items I sold), I made enough to start buying ingredients from other people, cook it, and selling it for 20,000 meat.

Therefore, I no longer waste very much, if any at all, adventures by selling HR's.

To tell you the truth, apart from the quests (which will run out after the NS), the game itself is getting progressively dull for me. I'm not very interested in player to player combat. So... without quest, what is there for me to do? Nothing really. The only fun thing to do, is sell stuff at the mall. When I don't feel like looking for items myself, I just buy items at the mall that are very cheap and sell it for a slightly higher price.

So once my quests are all over, the fun of the game for me would pretty much come from making as much meat as I can. Do I spend the meat on anything? Not really, aside from buying out other items and selling them for profit.

Basically, I am just making meat...for the sake of making meat. That's my goal. A game can't maintain my interest, if I don't have a goal.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
I assume you already explored the entire game and there's nothing you don't know about it? For me, that's what's fun - exploring new areas and finding new items, new disguises, new potions, etc. Have you really completed all the quests? Or are there some you haven't gotten to?
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Well, actually, you just reminded me. The Palindrome. I haven't done that yet. [Smile]

Well, as long as there is still stuff for me to do, the game will continue hold my interest.

edit to add: I am currently on my Naughty Sorceress quest.

[ July 27, 2004, 07:43 PM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
My point, though, is this: I can dependably obtain the ingredients I need for Hell Ramen in about 25 adventures, over the course of which I will probably obtain numerous other ingredients for other things and improve my stats at the same time.

On the other hand, it would take me considerably more than 25 adventures to rack up 20,000 meat in order to purchase someone else's Hell Ramen. Consider a more outrageous example: an eyepatch I saw going for 40,000 meat. Who would buy this? Why would anyone spend 40,000 meat on this? Even pessimistically assuming that it would take you 40 adventures to obtain an eyepatch, you're still looking at 1,000 meat per adventure -- which seems unlikely.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I think that person just put it in their store for show. He's not planning to sell it. The cheapest eyepatch is going for 750 and there's a lot more selling for around that price.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Today is a Moxie day, and Grues can be used.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Wow, if you don't have a Pagoda in your campsite, get one. 38 HP and 47 MP restored.

Edit: Double-wow. If you can reguarly adventure on the Icy Peak, stay there-I've made 20,000 meat in one day's worth of adventuring. I've got a Sauceror who can cast Elemental Saucersphere so you can keep your good items on, if anyone wants some buffs.

[ July 28, 2004, 09:38 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Oh, and Jeff A Cordingly and Bernie the Bernaise are requesting invitation, please. (Especially the Sauceror)
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
I adventured in the new Limerick Dungeon and got Dungeoneer Dungarees!

Though the limericks don’t all demonstrate a grasp of the concept of meter.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Ohhhh, the buff! That's why I can go to the Peak without the cold weather gear. [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Yeah, I get stomped up there if I'm wearing the crappy X-Treme snowboarding gear. However, once I got some very MP-cheap buffs, I could keep my regular gear on. With my L9 Disco Bandit I could kill two or three Yetis before having to Power Disco Nap.

Edit: Oh, and could someone explain PvP to me? How it works in KoL, I mean. Does it still take adventures? Can one continue to adventure in the normal locations? What happens when you're killed by an enemy?

[ July 28, 2004, 10:15 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
quote:
Do what with the what, now?
You're in a dark and dank cave.

An empty treasure chest sits near the rear wall.

What now? __________

Okay what now?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Look behind the chest.

Oh, and you might want to say 'plugh'. You'll be pleasantly surprised I think.

[ July 28, 2004, 04:19 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
I understand that gives HUGE stat increases. Just how much does it give you?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
It's 100 minor of each stat, which is huge at the lower levels when you get the map.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
I knew there was a secret word, but I would've never guessed that. How did you figure it out?

Nevermind, I googled it. It vaguely rings a bell now.

[ July 28, 2004, 04:47 PM: Message edited by: zgator ]
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Huh. I just completed the Baron Quest and got like 20,000 meat. And an axe I can't use until I have 60 base muscle. I am so buying mass skilz yo and then taking a vacation or 8.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Actually, that reminds me of something: after you give the Baron a dictionary, is it still possible to get additional dictionaries by adventuring? Because the Orc Chasm is fairly rewarding, and just about nothing is more effective there than a good dictionary.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
TD:

yes, in fact, you will even find other uses for those scrolls.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Oh, I already found that use. In fact, that was my FIRST use of the scroll, as I was more familiar with that number than I was with the number I needed to beat the quest. [Smile]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I just found that use today and have one of my accounts so equipped. Four more to go.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
The site is down. Or at least I can't access it from my account. [Frown]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
quote:
Oh, and you might want to say 'plugh'. You'll be pleasantly surprised I think.

I did that already! I was pleasantly surprised. I got the goods. Now it still wants something. I tried plugh again and I was told that I already tried that.

edited because I can't spell, type or think when I'm sleepy.

[ July 29, 2004, 08:28 AM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Use simple terms like "go north" "go east" "open door", etc.

What you'll want to do is go into the house, take the sword, go north and pick up the stick, cut the hedge, find the bonfire, light the stick, go into the cave, kill the serpent, open the chest, and look behind the chest and look in the tiny hole.

Some of the directions (NSEW) might be off, but otherwise that's it.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Oh, and it's a double-new moon day! Moxie and Grues work.

Edit: Tom, yeah, just repeat the same process that got you the first dictionary.

[ July 29, 2004, 08:32 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Does anyone know why the Digital Keys are worth so much in the mall? What are they used for?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
quote:
Oh, I already found that use. In fact, that was my FIRST use of the scroll, as I was more familiar with that number than I was with the number I needed to beat the quest.
(calmed down now that I can access the site again)

Can you give a clue to the clueless here? What use? *It's obvious that certain types of background knowledge is helpful in this game - knowledge I don't seem to have*
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Curious - what's the advantage to using the grue familiar today?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Grues cannot work on days with excessive light.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Tom,

I get that grues need to be out only on dark days - but what advantages do they bring with them?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
It seems to me that grues simply bite their opponents. Granted, they do good damage-for a familiar-but do they have any other benefits?

Ssndrake, there are ultimately two types of scrolls you can make in the l33t land. One gets you the axe, completes the quest, and loses the dictionary. Plus lots of meat, I think. The other grants two items: a Stat Script, and a Hermit Script. The stat script gives lots of stat points, obviously. The Hermit script means you'll never need a Hermit Permit again. That scroll you can make multiple times, but it only ever gives worthless trinkets after the first time.

That reminds me: what do Valuable Trinket do, or what are they used for?
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
So, a couple of questions. First, does anyone know of any items that grant either spooky resistance or fire resistance? I've got stuff for cold and stench, but it really irritates me when I try to get through the daily dungeon and get stopped cold by a big stupid spooky head.

Also, what are the advantages of being a disco bandit or accordion thief? That is, seal clubbers and turtle tamers can smith things that other classes can't, and pastamancers and saucerors can cook things that others can't. Is there anything that the moxie-based classes can do that others can't?
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
A glowing red eye gives you spooky resistance I think. It sells at the mall for just 133 meat.

[ July 29, 2004, 02:03 PM: Message edited by: Azile ]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Can you not sell The Scalp of Gorgolok? I know I could make some good money for it, but it seems I'm stuck with it.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Somehow I've broken free from my addiction to KOL. Don't know how it happened, but I haven't played in several days. I'm thinking this is just the calm before the storm, though.

space opera
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
So, anybody know what's the deal with the yeti protesting? I adventured a whole bunch at the Icy Peak today and some hippy handed me a sign. When I tried using it, all that happened was that I lost an adventure. Is there something I'm missing?
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Did you read todays notes?
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Well, I saw the announcement and the list of people who have spent adventures in protest, but I don't get it.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
Jick is trying to just deter people from farming the Yeti Mountain. You can go up there, but only at the risk of losing a couple of adventures.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Under Announcements on the main page is this "teaser"

quote:

July 28
Hippies everywhere!
Protestors at Mt. McLargeHuge!

Its a in-game joke on the Democrat Convention
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
We need someone with the sign and a warmth buff to go up the mt in Hippy costume and see if anythign happens.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Mike,

What's your character's name? I can have my Sauceror cast Elemental Sauceosphere on him for 100+ turns worth. Protects against all special damage.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Well, I'm going offline, but message Bernie the Bernaise if anyone wants such a buff in the future.
 
Posted by Space Opera (Member # 6504) on :
 
Just thought I'd announce that I have a store: House of Berp.

space opera
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
Timmy The Turtle Tamer is applying for clan membership.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Who else here has stores? (so I can put them on my Top10 list of stores) [Smile]
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
I have a store, though I already mentioned it. My character is mathmavin, and the store has mathmavin in the name.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Hey, Rakeesh, I'll send you 5k gold if you can cast the sauceosphere or whatever on me for that many turns. My character's name is mathmavin.

[Edited to add character name]

[ July 30, 2004, 12:39 AM: Message edited by: Mr.Funny ]
 
Posted by Jaiden (Member # 2099) on :
 
Okay, help for the clueless.

I am in the dark and dank cave. Have killed the serpent, have gotten the treasure.

And read Rakeesh's post.

However, I can't figure out the command to find the hole.... or at anyrate, what to do next [Wink]

And... my computer had a little "fitz" and I didn't see what Igot out of the chest. Which may be useful to know [Wink]

Thanks!
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I've got a store now: CaySedai
It's the: Genuine General Store
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
*flushes with pride for the bluesun*

fallow
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Items you get from the chest (strange leaflet):
Frobozz Real-Estate Company Instant House.
grue egg.

To do the strange leaflet quest:
Strange Leaflet-This leaflet is given to you by the Council Of Loathing. Use the leaflet and type in the following instructions in order Open Door, East, Take Sword, West, North, Cut Hedge, Pick Up Stick, West, Light Stick, East, North, Kill Serpent, Open Chest, Look Behind Chest, Look In Hole. If done correctly you will get a House and Grue Egg. There is also a code that can be typed into the leaflet which gives 10000 Meat and a 100 boost to each stat, the code itself is 5 letters and is a code from a few old school text adventure games. The code is as follows: plugh

Note: the quest information was from the website referenced, but I modified a couple of things - spelling of follows and the actual (current) code to get the stats boost.
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
grrruhh?

shaggy?
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
deanna troi would like to join the clan.

>_>
<_<

i'm not addicted. really.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I am.

I know I'm getting W31rd, d00d.

It's down. My husband said that I've worn out my welcome there. [Frown]

edited to add that it came right back up! [Razz]
Effects of Food & Drink

[ July 30, 2004, 11:10 AM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
my 7:00am playtime was awsome. like, everyone was dropping stuff. i have 3 barrrrrnacles in addition to the one i made into a familiar. was the server set to generous or was i experiencing the effects of whatever spicy peppered love thunder's core showered on me?
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
How does everyone collect so much meat?

If I go out buy (well actually I just "bought" a brainy skull, everything else was earned square and fair) all the components for the Chef in the Box and the handy little lady that cleans my camp, don’t forget all my superpower buffs, etc. etc. etc., I’m left with no meat.

I have NO MEAT. I looked at the stats...and every one has a ton of meat. I'm lucky to have 74 meat at the end of my adventures for the day?

Do I have a shopping problem?!

[ July 30, 2004, 03:18 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Work on getting a Leprechaun familiar, Tammy, to alleviate your meat problems.

To get it, you need to obtain a 10-leaf clover from the Hermitage and then adventure in the Spooky Forest. Each time you do, you'll obtain a Bowl of Lucky Charms. Eat the cereal, and you'll get a Leprechaun hatchling-if you don't, repeat the process with another clover. Use the hatchling, and take it with you, and every monster will drop more meat.

Of if you want a quick-fix, get a 10-leaf clover and adventure in the Knob Goblin Treasury. You'll get a Dense Meat Stack each time you visit with the clover in your inventory, which sells for 1,000 meat.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Yes, you have a shopping problem.

Do you have a Leprechaun? They help you get meat.

Fight in the Treasury. Lots of cash their.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Gives Rakeesh *Happy Tammy Goodness buffs* (unlimited)

Your mind has expanded to an entirely new plane -- a plane of Happy Goodness.

Thanks!

*Looks frantically for a Shopaholic Meeting to attend*

[ July 30, 2004, 03:28 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by Mr.Gumby (Member # 6303) on :
 
*APPLYING FOR JATRAQUEROS*

I just started yesterday with a Disco Bandit and as you can guess I'm applying for the clan.
My character's name is MrGumby
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
What are vacations good for? I've been on a couple and for 3 adventures and 500 meat, I keep walking away with a few stat points. What am I missing?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Vacations are *most* good for vacation prizes you get. Dingy Plans, especially-you need that to adventure at all on the Island. There's a meat globe which rewards almost as much meat as you've spent up to that point to get it, plus LOTS of stat bonuses. Occasionally you'll get little paper umbrellas, good for making better cocktails. Also casts, Barbed Wire, Abominable Snowcones, Ent Ciders...
 
Posted by Bob_Scopatz (Member # 1227) on :
 
HELP!!!

I forgot my password and I keep clicking on that link on the login page to get them to send me the reminder, but I never get an e-mail back.

I had the thing programmed into my home computer, but it's gone now!!!

I'm going crazy!

Is there anyone here that KNOWS this guy and could get him to send me a reminder e-mail?

My character is Dro_Trebor and the registered e-mail is the one in my profile: bscopatz@data-nexus.com

I think maybe his e-mail thing is blocked. I tried to write the guy at his regular website, to no avail.

I know he must be swamped and stuff, but the automated reminder system isn't working. And I can't get inside the system to repor the bug.

Crud.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Bob: remember the password has to have letters and numbers - did you use a familiar password and add numbers?
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
My fingers are trigger happy...I pushed my destination in before I read the whole message.

*Jalapeño Saucesphere*

[Kiss]
 
Posted by Bob_Scopatz (Member # 1227) on :
 
I finally figured it out!!!

Sheesh!

Cay, that reminder helped, thank you!
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
you're welcome, Bob. I mentioned it because that's what I did - add numbers to a familiar password.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Okay, can anyone tell me what the Wand of Nagamar or the Wang actually do?
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Is it possible for someone to smith me a better spooky type staff for my Level6 pastamancer? I just have the ordinary Spooky staff and I'd like to get something with "a better bang for my buck". What should I buy/use/make?

And what do I need to get rid of those darn flies in the Cave?

[ July 31, 2004, 04:27 PM: Message edited by: ludosti ]
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
A gnollish flyswatter might help dispatch those flies...

One of my passwords doesn't have numbers in it. I just used punctuation instead.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Oh yeah!

[homer voice]D'oh![/homer]
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Are there any properly trained pastamancers out there that can cook some stuff for me?
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
I've made noodles galore, but don't know what to cook them with.

I might need some more skill, though. I tried to take Abby's advice and make a gravy fairy familiar with a knoll mushroom and fairy gravy, but it didn't work. Either I'm a bad cook or the advice was under par. I don't know which. [Big Grin]

[ July 31, 2004, 07:35 PM: Message edited by: sarcasticmuppet ]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
There are 2 different types of mushrooms. Perhaps you used the wrong one?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Nathan, I've got a pastamancer name of Jeff the Aldente. Message him sometime if you want something cooked.

Oh, and as for advice about cooking. The very best items must be cooked using a trained Sauceror and a trained Pastamancer. The Sauceror can make the necessary sauces-made with Scrumptious Reagents-and the Pastamancer takes that sauce and mixes with dry noodles.

If you're strapped for cash, I could use my store in the Mall to sell them for you and give you the meat. They run 3000+ meat / noodle, I think closer to 4,000.

Edit: Oh, and re: mushrooms. To make a Baby Gravy Fairy, you must cook a Knob mushroom and Fairy Gravy together. Knoll mushrooms are both more numerous and pretty much useless, in my experience.

[ July 31, 2004, 07:41 PM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
Nevermind. Question asked and answered. Would I find the shroom at Kobb's Knob?

Edit: Wooo! Within like three adventures in the Kobb's Knob kitchens I found one. Gravy Fairy familiar, here I come!

[ July 31, 2004, 07:48 PM: Message edited by: sarcasticmuppet ]
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Sent them.

Edit:
Yeah, I can make the scrump reg's, and looking at the things they make just look soooo awesome. I sent you some scrump regs for helping me out.

[ July 31, 2004, 07:45 PM: Message edited by: T_Smith ]
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Ok Jeff, I sent some stuff back to you. And then I realized that the owner of the store is under a different name. Sorry 'bout that.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Np. Send them to Rakeesh quick, and I'll get `em in my store.

Edit: The Hell Ramen (my own) that I put up were sold in less than 2 min.

[ July 31, 2004, 08:11 PM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Hell Ramen, btw, is awesome.
----

You gain 22 Adventures.

You gain 25 Beefiness.

You gain 21 Magicalness.

You gain 22 Smarm.

You gain 204 Meat.

I sent you two Hell Ramens

[ July 31, 2004, 08:17 PM: Message edited by: T_Smith ]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
*nod* It's the best-selling, too I think. Spag. w/ skullheads sells for approx. 5000 less.

I would recommend keeping your sauceror away from completing the Friar quest. It can be delayed, and it makes getting hellion cubes MUCH easier, I think.
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
how on earth do you make it? The ingredient is something with "inferno" in it, IIRC, but where do you get it?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
RitaRotini is a pastamancer (mine) and WhoosyWhatsit is a sauceror (also mine). They will cook for you if you send the ingredients.

For Hell Ramen, you need scrumptious reagent and hellion cube cooked by sauceror into hell broth and then the hell broth and dry noodles are cooked by the pastamancer.

BTW, how can you get scrumptious reagent besides from a sauceror (or buying it). Can you find it anywhere else?

edited to change "hell sauce" to "hell broth" and note that Nathan and I posted simultaneously. [Smile]

[ July 31, 2004, 08:22 PM: Message edited by: CaySedai ]
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Hellion Cube + Scrumptious Regeant = Hell Broth
Scrump Regs can only be made by trained Saucerors.

Hell Broth + Dry Noodles = Hell Ramen (can only be made by Pastamancers)
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Hell Ramen is made thusly:

A trained (in the guild, I mean-it costs a lot) Sauceror cooks a Scrumptious Reagent together with a Hellion Cube.

The agents can be found in the Lab, I forget where exactly. Hellion Cube drops by Hellion monsters in the top 1/3 of the Deep Fat Friar's woods.

That makes Hell Broth.

Only a properly trained Pastamancer can cook Hell Broth together with Dry Noodles, making Hell Ramen.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
The Scrumptious Reagents can be found in the Cobb's Knob Laboratory (The part with the stick figure goblins in it, not any of the menageries). It's been my experience that they drop much less frequently than the hellion cubes in the Neck of the Deep Fat Friars but maybe as often as dry noodles in the kitchens.

Is there a better place to get food ingredients (better than the Kobb's Knob Kitchens, that is) that I'm missing? I've just taken to selling Ramens and eating pizzas or burritos. Maybe not quite as many adventures or stat points, but I don't really need them at this point.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
What's the point of storing anything in the colossal closet?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
when I get a chance to stock up on 10-leaf clovers but can't run right over to the Cobb's Knob treasury, I store them in the closet so they don't get used by mistake. Also, when adventuring in the Orc Chasm, I store things that are listed before dictionary, so I don't have to click on the drop-down menu when fighting.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
The closet is really helpful if you are carrying too many items in your inventory. It cuts back the time, whenever you scrounge through your inventory looking for items you need.

If you're prone to making careless mistakes, it's also smart to keep most of your meat in your closet. When you shop in the mall you might end up buying 100 of something when you just meant to buy 10.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Has anyone else had a problem getting worthless things with a seal clubber? I can't ever seem to get one in the sewer with mine, but my sauceror and my disco bandit have not problems.

BTW, my sauceror can also do Scrumptious Reagents now, so if anyone needs anything whipped up, send a message to Zanadu.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
I'm just posting to say that it amuses me to no end that I have a pirate skeleton familiar named "Gay Orlando Bloom" [ROFL] I kill me...

Sarcasmo: I believe it's a Knob mushroom. For some reason you can't do much with a Knoll...
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Gotcha on the closet. My fingers continue to be quicker than my brain. I accidentally sold my first meat car. I almost cried.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Wow, what good are Digital Keys? They sell for a fortunte.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
They're for use in the final quest. Along with every other type of key you can think of (and, for some odd reason, a balloon monkey, unfamiliarified of course). They probably sell for so much because you don't make any meat in the 8-bit realm, and high level folks don't want to waste their adventures there.

[ August 02, 2004, 09:07 AM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by Jaiden (Member # 2099) on :
 
Heya [Smile]

Pod's little brother is asking to be part of our clan.

Please let him in [Kiss]

(Elffie and noodle gal are his names... I don't know which or if he applied with both...)
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
I don't know... if Digital Keys were only useful for the final quest, I don't think they'd be worth that much. One-time use things just aren't that valuable, unless there's a significant stat advance with the use. Since there's NO reward at all at this point with the final quest, why would people be willing to spend, repeatedly, 20k for a key that they could easily make themselves.

I figure the Digital Key must be useful for some type of food item or something... why else would it be worth 2x a Sneaky Pete's Key?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Hey, Poly, what's your store's name?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Wow, I'm gonna have to spend some time in the 8-Bit realm making digital keys if they sell for so much. And I think you underestimate the value people put on their adventures. To make a digital key it takes 30 white pixels, which takes an absolute minimum of 10 adventures to acquire (I think), and that's only if you get the right enemy 10 times in a row. I think 30 adventures is a more likely target, and high level people generally value their adventures at about 1000 meat a piece. Though that value may be coming down a bit since the hippies started protesting at the icy peak.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Uh... its not working for me.

Edit: Oh, there it goes.

[ August 02, 2004, 04:16 PM: Message edited by: T_Smith ]
 
Posted by Shigosei (Member # 3831) on :
 
I'm pretty sure knoll mushrooms can be cooked with a skewer to make a shroomkabob.
 
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
 
Rakeesh, it's Ayelar's House of Steals, Deals, Meals, and Wheels! (or something like that). It's usually empty, since I always underprice things to sell them fast. Mmm, instant gratification. [Smile]
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Ok, Gluttony is applying to join the clan.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Okay, one more. Erika the Red will apply tonight. [Monkeys]
 
Posted by Pod (Member # 941) on :
 
notheory applying to the clan
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
[Eek!]

quote:
As you begin fishing around in the sewer, you feel a tug on your chewing-gum-on-a-string.
Before you know it, you've been pulled down into the sewer, and find yourself surrounded by Sewage Gnomes.

"We're feeling generous today," says one of the Gnomes. "'You can take any three items from down here, and we'll take your clover."

[Mad]
[Mad] [Mad] [Mad]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I would recommend nabbing spices, a trinket, and a seal-tooth.

Other places to visit with a 10-leaf clover include: Knob Goblin Treasury, Knob Goblin Kitchens, Casino (bottom right hand game), Spooky Forest, and others I can't think of right now.
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
I'm going to have to get in on this game.

If only so I can encounter W-imps and such--perhaps CH-imps and BL-imps, too, if there are any.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I haven't seen any Ch-Imps, or Bl-Imps. But we do have some P-Imps and L-Imps. And all other manner of interesting beasts.

[ August 03, 2004, 09:06 AM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Another place to adventure w/ a clover is the Orc Frat House.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Hmm...I've just visited the Orcish Frat House with a clover, and had no reaction.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
You'll get a roll of drink tickets ...you do however, have to be dressed in your little Orcish Frat Boy Ensemble Suit.

Apparently...using the roll will give you a random assortment of alchohol.

Not that it's happened to me yet.

I'm still pouting over the fact that your hard earned clover poufs away once prize is attained.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
you need to make an 31337 scroll and use it, tammy. no more hermit passes required.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
What do I need to have to get through the door in the Dark and Sinister cave?

And what good are the ruby Ws?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
You need a cog and spring

or a spring and sprocket

or a sprocket and cog.

Something like that.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
And Ruby Ws are good for making WANDs, or WANGs. Though I still don't know what good either of those do. Using a WAND gives you a wand of Nagamar, but it doesn't do anything to the best of my knowledge.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
what do you get if you use your WANG?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
In the item description, the WANG seems to have something to do with spellchecking, but I don't really see how that works. Maybe it's involved in the chat, which I never use.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Ahhhhhhh, multiple things. I'd tried going with just a sprocket, but turns out you need both a sprocket and a cog.....
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
celia, didn't your parents teach you about the birds and the bees?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
You don't have any idea how hard I had to try to keep from giving any reference that could be taken OOC.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
cripes, zan, i didn't ask what would happen if he used it on me.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
There's quite a list of things you'll need to get through the Dark and Sinister Cave, lusti.

You'll need (not in this order, I forget the order) a Gnollish Flyswatter, Knob Goblin Tongs, Fairy Gravy, Ketchup or Katsup, a cog and a sprocket (possibly a spring, too), and I think that's it. Your Nemesis will be easily defeatable past L4, I think.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Hmmmm, I can't seem to figure out the right item to remove salad from the door. Spork doesn't do it, asparagus knife doesn't do it, pasta spoon doesn't do it, even loose teeth doesn't do it....

Ah! TONGS!!

[ August 03, 2004, 02:46 PM: Message edited by: ludosti ]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
Hey, a question...what do I need to get past that stupid whatever-it-is I need to sneak past in the Daily Dungeon? I pumped every stat, but it doesn't help...
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
is it a fridge? if it is, you need the hot and cold ninja outfit. (or that's what works for me)
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
All you need is to get a sauceror to cast an Elemental Saucesphere on you. It's good for 10 adventures and even low level saucerors should have it. Just let Zanadu know, and I'll cast one on you.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Oh, and if you've had a character apply to the clan and not yet been accepted, it may be that we don't know who you are.

So please, POST HERE with the names you've submitted.

*eyes Frothygrynne and the supposed MrSquicky suspiciously*

[ August 03, 2004, 03:32 PM: Message edited by: celia60 ]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Frothygrynne is a friend of mine - sorry for not posting sooner. He's good people.

I kinda promised this was not the kind of clan that would get him drunk, beat him senseless, take his wallet and throw him out on the street.

We're not that kind of clan, right? [Smile]

(Maybe I should have asked before giving out reassurances...)
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
celia always makes it worth your while when she does that.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
quote:
is it a fridge? if it is, you need the hot and cold ninja outfit. (or that's what works for me)
The Xtreme Cold Weather Gear Outfit works, too. I think several different things protect you from the cold, just like several different things can prevent you from bad smells like bat guano and the pit of nasty fumes in the Daily Dungeon.
 
Posted by Azile (Member # 2312) on :
 
I feel pathetic. Twenty turns and I still can't break the hedge maze puzzle. I don't think it's suppose to be this hard.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
I X-post this from Clan ML. Does anyone who is a Seal Clubber want to help me smith some chrome crossbow? I'd make it worth your while, but I have no idea what a Disco Bandit can do that any other class can't... [Frown]
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Also, if you're saving a clover, all you have to do is USE it in your inventory. Then it disassembles and no one will touch it. If you want to use it for something, USE it again, and it goes back together. Future reference, Tammy. [Wink]
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
::Mabus the Sauceror enters, wearing a chef's hat and wielding Knob Goblin tongs:: This is actually kind of fun...

I'm not sure how to get new skills, though.

[ August 04, 2004, 04:55 AM: Message edited by: Mabus ]
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
When you're advanced enough (I think maybe level 3), you can buy training at the League of the Chef Magi on the Right Side of the Tracks.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Ryuko,

I'd be happy to:) Jeff the Jerk, message him. He'll smith it for ya.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
OK, sent. [Smile]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Was wondering if any non-pastamancers wanted to trade some dry noodles. I'm trying to figure something fair - especially for lower levels. Would one dish of "delicious spicy noodles" for every 4 dry noodles be fair?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Really, dry noodles should be saved for Hell Ramen or else sold outright. Thousands a piece.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Rakeesh,

that's only true if you have the active cooperation of a sauceror and a pastamancer.

But it's the reason I put it out there. I have other ways to get dry noodles - at least 3 per day - so it's not worth it to spend thousands, but would be willing to trade off against "delicious spicy noodles" - which don't need the cooperation of any other character to make.

Figure it might be worth it for some people once in awhile.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Erm... Ambriel and The Green Avenger are applying to the clan. (and they're me... >_>)
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
I've got a Pastamancer and a Sauceror, if you need some assistance. Making Hell Ramen or other items is a matter of minutes, if you'd like.

Bernie the Bernaise and Jeff the Sauceror.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
I have the abridged dictionary. How do I turn it into a bridge so I can cross the chasm?

edited for spelling

[ August 05, 2004, 03:59 PM: Message edited by: Derrell ]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Take the abridged dictionary to the untinkerer - he'll know what to do.

Meanwhile...

Hey, clanmeisters...

Does my friend Frothygrynne get in the clan?

[Smile]
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
By the way, if anyone's interested, Draco's House of Miscellany (My Mall shop) is open now! Bargain prices...but stuff doesn't stay in the store very long.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
I just wanted to post that because of the clan gym, in 5 days, I got a level 5 pastamancer to make me dry noodles.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Human,

I've had the same problem. "Drakester's Digs" is up - but the shelves are bare. I consistently price my stuff a little lower than others and sell out within hours. I've been concentrating on stuff like pizzas, burritos, clockwork maids and bartenders in a box. The foodstuffs are really easy to crank out in high volume if you devote certain days to using the hermit and what he offers. [Wink] The costs aren't too bad for getting enchanted beans either. You get one almost every time you go to the batbean cave. Considering how much spicy enchanted bean burritos sell for, it's worth devoting a few adventures a day to build up the stock.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Dude, go for the insanely spicey enchanted burrito.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
The only problem with the insanely spicy bean burritos is that it takes one and only one worthless doodad. I prefer using the hermit in a way that gives a better return so I have time for actual adventuring. [Smile]

Might try one just for private consumption though.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by MrSquicky (Member # 1802) on :
 
"supposed MrSquicky"?

Why you gotta be all like supposing me? What's next, am I going to be "the so-called MrSquicky"?

I applied, largely because I was led to believe that this is the type of clan that would let me get people drunk, beat them senseless, take their wallets and throw them out on the street. And that you've got a really kickin' pool. Please let me in. I'll make cookies as soon as I can get my EZ Bake Oven from burning everything and trying to take over my body and cast it into the firery depths of hell. Frankly, I wish I'd kept my warranty card.

[ August 05, 2004, 11:49 PM: Message edited by: MrSquicky ]
 
Posted by Shigosei (Member # 3831) on :
 
Grey V would like to join.
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Is there anything to protect against bad spelling damage?
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
No. But there's a way to do GOOD spelling damage in return.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Hey, I hope you guys have been paying attention to the goings on at the Icy Peak (those of you who can go there without much trouble at least). Seems to be an interesting little scenario going on. And some cool new items to use too.
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
I thought the ninja hot pants could get you to the peak, but I guess I was wrong. What clothings do you need to go to the peak, and where can you find them in a hundred turns or less?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Happycamper,

I've been there, but I haven't figured out how to avoid getting the snot getting beat out of me by the penguin mafia members on the peak.

I am wondering if the Yeti's days are numbered...

It's the buffalo all over again. [Frown]
 
Posted by Anti-Chris (Member # 4452) on :
 
Clothing you need: xtreme mittens, xtreme scarf, snowboarders pants. You can find them on the xtreme slope.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Well, there don't appear to be any regular Knott Yetis left, only Emaciated Yetis and the Penguin mafia members. Don't know where this thing is going, but it sure looks interesting. As for how to get there, I'm thinking you're not quite to the level you need, as a level 12 sauceror I haven't been having any trouble. And of course I've got an elemental saucesphere conjured about me. And I'm wearing star garb. That probably helps.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
OK - that's a significant difference, then. The character that's been going to the peak is a level 10 (my highest) accordion thief. Bought a couple skills that seem to help me avoid getting thrashed, although they really knock the MPs down.
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
We didn't need to get involved in time consuming game, Precious, no. We hates UofUlawguy, yes Precious, we hates it forever!
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
At present I have three characters--Mabus, Maccabeus, and the Ch Imp.
 
Posted by Pod (Member # 941) on :
 
Pod, the Sauceror Supreme, applying to the clan (as Sauceror Supreme)
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Wow. My level 7 sauceror is able to adventure at the Icy Peak without much trouble, even though he usually has to do a full "heal" after beating the penguins. Of course, I'm stocked up on green pixel potions, too, so that might make a difference. [Smile]
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
Okay, Belle00 and elvenwench are applying to the clan.
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
My second character megaman47 will be shortly applying for membership.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
So I went back after a while and found the pretentious paint and paintbrush and the Pretentious Artist is unlocking all these tattoos for me. What's the point of having all these tattoos?

[ August 07, 2004, 02:46 AM: Message edited by: JonnyNotSoBravo ]
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
This is SOOOO silly....

it makes me want to join...lol..

I will check this out tommorrow...lol
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
JNSB-O,

good luck!

fallow
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Tom, yeah, my level 9 Sauceror has no problems with the icy peak, either. Go in, use up some mana points with Sauce Geyser (Im guessing you'll get it later), heal self when needed.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Some Icy Peak hints:

1) The cell phones do fantastic damage--to you if you try to use it against another penguin. DO NOT TRY TO USE IT AGAINST ANOTHER PENGUIN.

Trust me on this.

Bad idea.

I mean, Bad Idea.

2) Mafia Aria must be sung with Mafia Cumberbund or some such. Then you just walk through these guys like silly putty.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I dreamt of disembodied brains raining down from heaven.

My husband calls me Ms. Loathing now.

[Smile]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yes, however, I would suggest trying both of those activities (cell phone against a penguin and Aria without the cumerbund) once, because it's just funny. Seriously.
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
I can't hit the yetis on the mountain (they can't hit me either) and I get totally killed by the penguins. I am a 9th level Disco Bandit. What weapon should I be using? Can anyone help me smith a really good crossbow or something?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
What are your stats? If they're high enough you could get a star crossbow. Next best is a chrome crossbow, but that will likely be much more expensive since it requires a dense meat stack and two chrome ores. I'm not sure, but it may actually be less expensive to buy it outright at the mall. But I'd definitely go for the star, since it gives you a nice +8 moxie boost. Disco Bandits have crossbow fever right?
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
Is no one playing anymore? I got into this late.

Why can I not get admitted to the clan. Nobody likes me! [Cry]
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
All right - Elronds Handmaiden, a level 3 pastamancer has applied.

Let her in.

And that's it-I will create no more characters. Promise.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
I think that the clan officials don't Hatrack much on weekends.
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
Then I shall have to struggle on, clanless, for a while.

I shall be brave.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Well, I just found out you can only join one clan. Darn.
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
*narrows eyes* Where else do your loyalties lie?
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Pweb. I was seeing if I could join that, donate money and get a meat tree, and be able to get an extra 500 meat from them as well. Apparently, I can't.
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
[Razz]
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
These are my stats:

Muscle: 56 (47)
Mysticality: 48 (45)
Moxie: 79 (73)

And I have all the stuff I need for the chrome crossbow, I just don't have the ability to smith it. I need a Seal Clubber to do the work for me. Anyone want to help me out?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
solo, I can help you out. Send the stuff over to zgator and he can smith it for you.

Are there any turtle tamers that could help me out smithing some turtly stuff?

Also, what do you get when you donate meat at the Hall of the Legends? I'm a little hesitant to donate 30,000 to find out.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Sure zgator, just send anything you need a turtle tamer to take care of to Mathais. I'll bang it out and send it on back (unless, of course I'm out of adventures for the day, in which case it will have to wait till the following one. But I haven't used any yet today).
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
You get stats when you donate meat to the hall of legends.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
To add to that: you can donate less than 30,000 meat. 30,000 is just the limit, and it includes donation for all three halls combined. You need to be holding the key to a particular hall to donate meat. I get my keys from the Daily Dungeon. I ate one of my keys just to see how good a Key Lime Pie really was. If you're good at making money and want to use your adventures just to explore and have fun, then donating meat is a really easy way to pump up your stats. Each hall pumps up a different stat.

You can probably extrapolate this to everything in the game. Whenever you see three distinct choices that are non-yes/no/maybe, then it probably correlates to stats. E.g. the shore and the three possible vacations, the halls and the three possible donations, etc.
 
Posted by Pod (Member # 941) on :
 
Oh, Parmesan Cat is also attempting to join the clan (thats also me, i keep running out of adventures with my other characters, so i make new ones).
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
How do you make new characters? Itried and it said that my e-mail was already in use. I have 2 more e-mails here, but what is the point if they aren't on the same account?

My saucermancer will be applying for the guild soon...a day or two, probabaly. His name is Kwea....go figure... [Big Grin]

Kwea
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Evil things happening!

Bug Meat? Made with meat vortex's?

Things are getting screwy!
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yep, bad, bad things happening to the KoL economy at the moment. Two days ago it was so bad you couldn't afford anything. Now, in a bizzare switch, some of the best foodstuffs and drinks in the kingdom are 10 meat apiece in the mall (probably thanks to Jick making it possible to limit the number of purchases made per day).

As for the bug that let people get 18 quintillion meat [Eek!] . Sheesh, how much do you really need? Fortunately, I think most of us are still able to have fun with the quests and adventuring side of things, and aren't forced to play the market to have a good time. I guess the bug had something to do with meat vortexes, but I know no more than that, nor do I want to.

On the other side, has anyone figured out where the Penguin Mafia has spread to yet? Apparently they've been making strategic hits on certain folks' meat supplies for one (which, I must say, is just a brilliant way for Jick to start to deal with this whole bugmeat issue).
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Holy crap! I just got jacked by the Penguin Mob in the Hole in the Sky!
 
Posted by Pod (Member # 941) on :
 
what's going on with the meat?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
There's some sort of bug going on with meat, I think-and so to counteract that, Jick has had some monsters-in my experience so far, the Penguin Astronaut Mafia in the Hole in the Sky-swipe lots of meat from characters with large sums in their inventory.

Unfortunately, in my case the large sums came from legitimate food sales [Frown]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Are you safe if you keep your money at your campsite?

Maybe they won't bother us poor low-level characters.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
That's what I did after the first time. I still had money jacked, but it didn't deduct from my Colossal Closet meat.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
How much money did they take?

My first test player Tammmy all of a sudden ended up with millions?

I wrote Jick...basically asking him what do I do with it.

I'm sure they have ways of tracing, to determine that Tammmy is innocent. Everytime I used a meat vortex as a weapon, I ended up losing meat, not gaining it.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Normally, if you used a Meat Vortex outside of combat, you lost meat.

I was mugged of 100 HP and 10,000 meat, but as I said, it only deducted from my current inventory, not the stash in my Colossal Closet.

And I for one think Tammy is GUI-LTY, guilty guilty guilty! All that sweetness, the cute character names, it's a sham!
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
It was during combat that I lost meat using a meat vortex.

*sham this*
[Razz]

I'm nerdy enough playing this game as much as I do. Imagine if I had the actual nerd power to pilfer that much meat.

Smart geeks scare me.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
If your meat was stolen, I recommend putting it into dense meat stacks. It's like gold bars in a game I used to play... Sells for the same amount as it costs to make.

I think it was Dark Cloud...
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I came in on the tail end of the uber-capitalistic frenzy of wild speculation at the mall and managed to make a pretty good bundle by putting out stuff that was selling high.

The buyouts of certain goods will be harder now that people can limit how many of an item may be sold to an individual in a given day.

In celebration, some of the shopkeepers are selling stuff super cheap, with daily limits of 1 to 7 purchases per day. I've found extra-spicy bloody marys, salty dogs, and other drinks for ten meat apiece. You can also find Hell Ramen for ten meat! Now's the time to go out and stock up on supplies!

Obviously, there are a lot of people stuck with goods they bought at inflated prices hoping they'd go even higher. They're stuck with them now, with very deflated market prices right now.

Serves them right. [Razz]

BTW, anyone have any idea how one gets to accumulate enough stuff to make a few thousand salty dogs????? Ditto the Hell Ramens.

Something isn't right.

(PS - thanks for the "heads up" about the meat-stealing. I just stowed a lot of surplus away in my closet.)

[ August 09, 2004, 06:00 PM: Message edited by: sndrake ]
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
There was a bug or 3 exploited on the weekend that allowed the duplication of items as well as the generation of billions of meat. Jick is undecided as to what he is going to do but has considered eliminating all of the meat currently in the game as well as getting rid of many of the duplicated items.
 
Posted by T_Smith (Member # 3734) on :
 
Whats the point of the meat golem, and barbed wire fence at your campsite, if your campsite is going to be safe anyway?
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Hmm... okay, so I bought a store, called the promenade, and put an abridged dictionary in it priced at 9000 meat. So I check it just now and someone bought the dictionary. Where is my 9000 meat? I have 90 meat in my budget in the store, but my amount of meat in the lefthand frame is the same. Do I really only get 90 out of 9000 meat?

[ August 09, 2004, 10:41 PM: Message edited by: Rappin' Ronnie Reagan ]
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Oh... never mind... there it is. *feels stupid*
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
[/QUOTE]
Cannon Contributors!
Top Twenty Contributors:
Name Meat
Qrrbrbirlbel 150000000000
DaPunisher 41111111111
Butters 11529575503
Sharpie 4441814232
kol 4294967295
Jalandy 4272585716
Fro Fussilli 4196000000
darcagn 4130000000
Gertie 4090000000
lect 4000000000
BOGES 3812100000
jebuspwns 3810000000
Trog Dor 3800000083
NovusOrdoSeclorum 3589544609
undertaker 3380848107
Contrickster 3181878350
wonko the sane 3000000000
Shannorg 2800000000
Scarface80 2778265156
Charr
[QUOTE]

You go, Wonko the Sane!!!
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Today's moons apparently favor Mysticality.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yep. And there's some interesting stuff going on. Notice the new store? And the big cannon? I wonder about the bowls of oatmeal for our La-Z Archers. Is it something we're going to have to keep up, or is it just a boost? There are indications in the notes that go both ways.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Just opened my store, 'Tutto a Posto.'

Lots of miscellanea there-- my prices are a bit on the high end, I know. . . I'm just fiddling around, and since this is all stuff I've gathered legally (i.e., killed others to get), I figured I don't lose anything anyway.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Has our clan been attacked before?
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Well, my character, a lev 3 saucerer named Kwea (go figure), just applied for membership last night.

This is a very strange game.....

Kwea
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Um. . . check it out. . . open a store.

My first four hours with a store, I've made 46000.
 
Posted by Pod (Member # 941) on :
 
Hey just mentioning again, i applied to the clan as Parmesan Cat, and haven't heard anything back still
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
uh, sorry, i've been out of town and stuff. let me hit the list and see who's who...
 
Posted by Pod (Member # 941) on :
 
It's cool, thanks for accepting [Smile]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
ok, everyone but MrSquicky is in. Dude, just post here so I can let you in already.
 
Posted by MrSquicky (Member # 1802) on :
 
quote:
posted August 05, 2004 11:46 PM
"supposed MrSquicky"?

Why you gotta be all like supposing me? What's next, am I going to be "the so-called MrSquicky"?

I applied, largely because I was led to believe that this is the type of clan that would let me get people drunk, beat them senseless, take their wallets and throw them out on the street. And that you've got a really kickin' pool. Please let me in. I'll make cookies as soon as I can get my EZ Bake Oven from burning everything and trying to take over my body and cast it into the firery depths of hell. Frankly, I wish I'd kept my warranty card.

[ August 05, 2004, 11:49 PM: Message edited by: MrSquicky ]

Just for that, celia, you don't get any cookies.

[ August 10, 2004, 06:55 PM: Message edited by: MrSquicky ]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
There. I let you in.

Now quit whining. [Razz]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
any day now, that MrSquicky guy is going to post....
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Thanks!
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
UofULawGuy-- My Disco Bandit, Josh the Beekeeper, sent Edaw (?) some meat and materials to make an asbestos crossbow. . .
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
Do I understand correctly that it's kosher to remove items from the clan stash for your own use? If not, I apologize and will return what I can. I took one hell ramen for each of my three characters and a few odds and ends.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
That is what the Clan Stash is for, and why you need to maintain your Karma level.

You get Karma from odnating stuff to the stash as well, and by donating meat to help pay for expences.

We have to maintain at least some defences on the coumpound in case of being attacked as a Clan.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
What happens if we're attacked? What do they get? I think I read somewhere it has something to do with goody bags, so if we don't have any, there's no point in attacking us. But I don't know that for sure.
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
That works, then. I'm kinda short on meat at the moment, but I donated a variety of low-level weapons and armor. Including a bunch of chef's hats, which have a surprisingly high rating.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
You use them to make chef-in-a-box.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Is anyone around to cast an Elemental Saucesphere around me? I'll love them forever...
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
Ryuko, I'll need 2000 meat for that. I haven't been able to train for it yet.

And I didn't know you could cast one on someone else...
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Ryuko, are you under this name in KoL?
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Yes.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
[Big Grin] (love forever)
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Remember this when I get done kicking Saskia's butt in the other game, Ryuko [Wink]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yeah, Ryuko, I can do that, if you'll wait till I get home. Leovinus will be the one to do it, let me know (in game message if possible) who wants the buff. I have no idea how many I can do at the moment, but I used yesterday's mysticality bump to get a ton of Myst points so it is a bunch. Plus we mysticality folks have an item in the store for restoring mana, and it only costs 150 meat (don't know if there's a daily limit on how many you can use or not). So I can do as many as you like if you help me with the cost of those things (I'll do the first one for free, since we get mana restored daily and all, actually I'll do 4 sets free, since we get 500 free meat from the clan).

Hmmm, okay, guess I was a little late. But my offer stands for anyone who needs it. As long as I don't get swamped with requests [Smile]

[ August 11, 2004, 10:40 AM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Thanks, but I am definitely saucesphered. [Smile]

Rakeesh: Don't write checks yo' butt can't cash. [Wink]
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
You're goin' down! *cue wrestling music*

Omigawd, he just called her out! *da-na-na-na*
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Hey - now that the Clan Stash is filled with over 150 million meat, should some military supplies be purchased? Seems like we are probably sitting ducks if any clan decides to attack us right now.

Of course, I don't really know how clan warfare works, so I am just guessing here.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Belated thanks to HC and his turtle tamer, Mathais. When I asked him to smith me some turtley stuff, he also through in a free astral shell. I will be coming back to him for all my turtle smith services.

Those dirt engineers are pretty cool guys. [Cool]
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
:/ I think we maybe should. Warfare is becoming big lately. We don't want to get fleeced.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
I have a million Saucesphere!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Just how many people granted your request?
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
I don't know. How long does the saucesphere last?
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Ten turns per casting at a cost of 3 MP. Very cheap.

Edit: Oh, and I'm gonna drop you like a sack o' dirt!

[ August 11, 2004, 10:55 AM: Message edited by: Rakeesh ]
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
1 million adventures it sounds like.
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
How do you cast a saucesphere on someone other than yourself, anyway? Does it offer targets? I'm baffled here.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
I don't know. I have 323 after about 25 - 40 turns.

So, stop casting it!

Rakeesh: You can't withstand the power of the Saskia!!!
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Defence! Deeee-Fence!
Build de stinking fence!
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Mabus,

You go to the 'skills' link in the upper left, and then type in a player's name as the target, select the skill you want to use, and the number of times to cast, and cast.

This differs from buffs, which can only be used on the casting player.

Saskia,

I pity da fool who relies on the power of Saskia!
 
Posted by Mr.Funny (Member # 4467) on :
 
Saucesphere sounds good... anybody wanna cast it on me? Just tell me how much you spent on goods for mana restoration or whatever and I'll pay you back.

[Edit: Woohoo! New page!]

[ August 11, 2004, 01:26 PM: Message edited by: Mr.Funny ]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Actually, Rak, some buffs can be used on other people, too. [Smile]
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
Ok. How in the heck do I move the salad?

And what protection do I need to fight the boss bat?

And what's with that text game???
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Narnia, all those questions are answered in the 20plus pages previous.

Tongs.

But nobody has said how to get past the @#$@# mirror in the naughty princess's house.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
The point is, I don't want to sift through the 20plus pages previous!! [Wink]

And where do I get tongs?!
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Dan, it's a matter of what you wear. I think the clue and what I just said should make it fairly obvious.

And Narnia, I think that's Degrassi knoll, but it's been a while.

Edit- It was Dan, I said Dan dang it. Nobody ever said Tom. You must have been hallucinating.

[ August 11, 2004, 02:35 PM: Message edited by: Happy Camper ]
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
What's a matter of what you wear? When did I last talk? *blink*
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
See now, that's confusing. I already have the Knoll tongs and they don't seem to work. What am I missing? I'm trying everything....

and how do I get through the bat guano? [Wink]

*looks through gazillion pages of thread to find the answers she seeks*
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
You have to have them equipped.
 
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
 
[Blushing]

Thanks Abby!
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
[Big Grin]

Also, I am going to kill something if I get another "Breath Spray of Sneaky Pete" in the Daily Dungeon. I ONLY HAVE ONE KEY! ONE!!!
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
Who does a person have to bribe around here to get into the clan?

Belle00 a level 4 Sauceror
ElvenWench a level 4 Turtle Tamer
Elronds Handmaiden a level 4 Pastamancer
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
That would be me.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Nania, use an airfreshener to get through the guano.
 
Posted by solo (Member # 3148) on :
 
Or an Asshat - combine 2 bumcheeks.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Adrian,

You should message one or more of the following characters in the game-they're not on very much anymore, since they've been playing for awhile. I'm beginning to tucker out of the game, too [Wink]

porteiro_head
weasel sootmouth
Caal

They're the people that can get your characters accepted into the clan. Make sure you've had them each specifically apply and confirm their application for membership.

J4
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Thanks Jeff. Way to spoil things for me.
 
Posted by Rakeesh (Member # 2001) on :
 
Hey, I just love screwing you over, Zan [Razz] Need I remind you (even if I don't, I think I will anyway) of our Mafia game?

Mwahaha!

[Evil Laugh]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
Belle, I admitted all those accounts yesterday. There don't appear to be any currently pending. You should see a link for [u]clan[/u] between messages and mall. I don't know what to tell you if you don't aside from, maybe try applying again(?). You should already be in though.

edit: I thought screwing over Zan in mafia was my job.

[ August 11, 2004, 07:10 PM: Message edited by: celia60 ]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
and how do i get past a spooky skull?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
For the spooky skull, try using the "lihc face," if you have one. It protects against spooky damage. It will replace (for that turn) whatever other headgear you are wearing.

I'm sure there are other ways, but that's one.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
You've screwed me over more times, celia. I think Jeff and Matt's screwing of me still counts as the worst.

Did I mention that I hate you both? [Mad]
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
both? that's 3 people.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Has anyone noticed how slow the game is moving lately? I am here playing at 1:30 am EST and it is like moving through molasses....
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
it seems to me that it's always that way right after the daily reset (or whatever you call it)
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
quote:
ktron42 106 151 150 407 75600315
ktron421 35 26 33 94 500
ktron422 35 23 35 93 500
ktron423 35 21 30 86 500
ktron424 35 26 31 92 500
ktron425 39 28 36 103 500

And I thought I played way too many games......

Not that I am not grateful for his help, but....
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Matt's not here. You and Jeff - two people. Well, one person and you, I guess. Is counting not important in your profession? [Razz]
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
Thank you Celia - I'm in!

I contributed some meat and a few items.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
zgator, that earlier "Matt screwed me the worst" post hast to go into the ooc thread.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Would anyone like to take over the reins of the clan? I probably won't be around anymore.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
*raises hand*

pick me, pick me!
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
I would be willing and able to do that.
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
you do know that our armies are about to desert us, right? like, even if you don't pick someone today, please, please go feed them.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Celia -- which ever one of us becomes uber-dude in the clan, I think that the other one should get "full embassadorial authority" to do all the stuff in the clan.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
And what about my asbestos crossbow??
 
Posted by celia60 (Member # 2039) on :
 
sure thing.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Scott, I have excellent prices on asbestos crossbows in my store, The Swamp.

Actually, if you bring all the materials to the back door, I'll put something together for you, no charge. Just mention me in your next story.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
I've already sent UULG all the material. . .

But sure-- I'll mention you in my next story. . .

:sly look: What's your real name?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
I'll give you a hint.

"Wonder Twin powers, activate!"

"Shape of a stupid puddle of water that doesn't do anything to the bad guys."
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Gleek!
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
I can now Saucesphere those who would like it, although I am in need of mana points at present.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
quote:
"Wonder Twin powers, activate!"
Jana!
 
Posted by Zan (Member # 4888) on :
 
I'm adding Porter and JNSB to the list with celia and Jeff.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
It's after 12....yeah!
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Ahhh! I'm trying to use up some of these adventures while so that I don't waste them while I'm in Chicago!!!

Such a waste!!! [Cry]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
UULG -- you need to really give Celia or I the ability to buy stuff for the clan, or you need to buy oatmeal for our troops. If we don't buy 20 bowls of oatmeal by tomorrow, our troops will desert us.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
I just tried to e-mail him through the board, but it's blocked....

I named my misqueto Shyster, and my Leprachan Gilgamesh. [Big Grin]

And my bloody volleyball Kirsch....
 
Posted by fallow (Member # 6268) on :
 
fanciful, yet encouraging.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
I named my mosquito Hooker after the famous Shyster from The Sting. [Smile]
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
lol
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
spaztik is a personal friend of mine that I introduced to KoL and told her to apply to the clan. So, she's applying.

edited to add: wow - I turned the page (for the first time, I think!)

[ August 13, 2004, 02:34 AM: Message edited by: CaySedai ]
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Ryuko - If you don't use your adventures they just roll-over - they won't go to waste.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
spaztik is now in.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
thanks mr_porteiro_head.

ludosti: adventures roll over until they accumulate to 200. You can't have more than 200 adventures, so if you aren't playing for a few days, your daily adventures stop adding on after that point.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Ah, didn't know they capped it at 200....
 
Posted by Shigosei (Member # 3831) on :
 
Okay, I think I did it wrong when I tried to sign up before. Grey V the sauceror would like to join the clan.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
I am training in the gym every day. It works wonders!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Anybody know where in heck you get brine?

Edit to add another question: Any way for an accordion thief to get across the hot plate in the daily dungeon?

[ August 15, 2004, 08:21 PM: Message edited by: sndrake ]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
sndrake try infernal insoles.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Tammy - I've tried the insoles. Didn't work.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
try the hot and cold running ninja suit to cross the hot hot floor
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
is there any one that will cast empathy on me if i give you all of the mana restoratives? it is something that my gravy fairy would really like.... thanks [Big Grin]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
CaySedai,

Thanks - the ninja suit worked.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
sndrake: I was speaking from experience. [Wink]

I've got 5 characters and can't keep track of what I'm doing. I copied info from KoL and pasted into Notepad, then printed out. I also copied info from other Web sites, too, so I have some reference material. I've got this in a binder.

Still, I've been thinking of giving up one of my characters. I have 2 Turtle Tamers, and I'd be willing to give up TeraPen. Tera is level 11 currently, with a store and over 93,000 meat in the closet.

So, if anyone is interested in taking on an established character, contact me at caysedai (at) gmail (dot) com.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Digital Keys, how do I get one? I assume its needed for the Naughty Sorceress quest.
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
you have to have 30 white pixels and go to the crackpots shed and he will make it for you
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
hmmmmm, cai, that is tempting....
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I already got an offer for someone to take that character. Thanks to anyone who was considering it.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Now I'm stuck at the buttons to be pushed for the digital key in the Naughty Saurcoress's dungeon.

And what other keys do I need?

Got the 3 form the dailly dungeon, and the Balloon Monkey.
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
you need the star key, skeleton key, and i think that is it......
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Did you ever play Contra Dan? Think Contra cheats.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Star Key? Is that makeable with stars and lines or is that something that drops. Can't find it in KoL Helper.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Well, gee, maybe you should play the game instead of visiting cheat sites. [Wink] j/k
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
[Taunt]
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Tom, what id your character again, and it's name?
 
Posted by 20X6 (Member # 6447) on :
 
I'm applying for the Jatraqueros clan, my name is Twenty_Xty Six . [Big Grin]

[ August 17, 2004, 09:15 PM: Message edited by: 20X6 ]
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
yes the start key is something that you make with stars and lines
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
its "Richard's Star Key". I figured it out. Thanks all.
 
Posted by Human (Member # 2985) on :
 
I have a couple questions. One, is there any item that protects against spooky damage? I keep getting stuck at the spooky skull in the Daily Dungeon. I know there's some item that does it, I just don't know which one.

Second...what do you do when you're high enough level that places like the Cobb's Knob Lab is getting easy, but places like the Icy Peak and the Penultimate Fantasy Airship still beat you up? Do you just level up very slowly until you're eventually able to do it? Or is there a trick I'm missing?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
I believe the lihc face can prevent spooky damage.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
As can the glowing red eye. You get those in the Penult. Fantasy Airship, but they're cheap in the mall.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Human have someone throw an Elemental Saucesphere cast your way...that'll get you thru.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
GRRR ... I didn't go on last night after the rollover and didn't have time today (Wednesday), so I hurried home to use the clan gym before the day was over to take advantage of the extra Mysticality points ... and the site is down for maintenance! That just figures.
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Has anyone visited the Trophy Hut? I got one trophy for having a pagoda (I think... I'm actually not sure why I got it.), but I can't figure out how to get any others. And I STILL haven't gotten the paint in the Haunted Pantry so that I can get tattoos. *mutter*
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I got the Pagoda Trophy. Uh..I'm proud. [Dont Know]
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Two other trophies available that I discovered.

If you have over 100lbs in various familiars.

If you have spent over 10 turns protesting the Yeti's decimation.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
What do the trophies do for you? It's nice having a trophy and all, but I can spend 10,000 meat on better things than ego-boosters.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
There is nothing better than an Ego Booster.

That is all they do.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
The only thing about the glowing red eye is that you have to have at least 85 Mysticality to equip it.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Oh, dang, by that point there's really no point. Sorry folks, looks like lihc faces or Elemental saucespheres are the way to go.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
SugarNinja (who has applied for clan membership) is a friend of mine.
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
I would just like to take the opportunity to tell my familiars how much I appreciate them. They've been with me through many adventures, among my three identities.

Skippy the Mosquito
Hemostat the Blood Faced Volleyball
Calypso the Cocoabo
Gorbag the Grue
And my newest addition - Brandybuck the Angry Goat
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
MEC is applying to join the clan.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
OK, the @#$@# Hedge Maze map puzzle. What gives. I made a map from the down arrow to the up. I made a map with a path from the down arrow to the key. I made a map with a path using every square. What am I missing.

[ August 21, 2004, 03:23 PM: Message edited by: Dan_raven ]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I believe you have to adventure in the hedge maze once you create a path to the key. Then you change it to go through and adventure again.
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
ALeoCat is applying to join the clan.
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
Master2010 is applying to join the clan.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Spooky Mushrooms? What do you do with them?

Did anyone ever find out what the valuable trinkets were good for?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Spooky Mushrooms? Never even heard of them. Where'd you get em from? And I haven't found a use for valuable trinkets, probably just good to sell, though don't take my word for it.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I was adventuring in the Spooky Forest hunting for Spooky Grow Fertilizer under the influence of several buffs, had my gravy fairy with me and up pop two Spooky Mushrooms.

quote:
spooky mushroom

This is a mushroom found in the dark copses of the Spooky Forest. The cap looks sort of like a skull. Which makes the stem look sort of like a neck. A really long neck.
Speaking of spooky mushrooms, you know what's spookier than a spooky mushroom? An entire spooky mushhouse!

(Cooking ingredient)
Type: food
Selling Price: 16 Meat.


 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
You're now in.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Did you let SugarNinja in yet? He really really really wants in.... [Smile]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Oops. I missed him. He's in now.
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
He will be very happy!
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
baby killer bee familiar [Smile]
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
Does anyone know how to get a hovering sombrero familiar? Or if they even exist in the game?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
I think Jick's is the only one in existence. Not for the general playerbase, just the developer.
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
slave2010 and slave2010 2(space between the slave2010 and the 2) are applying to join the clan.
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
Killer bee? Wha?

Also, O NOZ!!! Down for maintenance. [Frown]
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
I believe you get the killer bee familiar in the new dungeon.
 
Posted by 20X6 (Member # 6447) on :
 
*Applying for Jatraqueros Clan*

actually I applied a couple weeks ago, but haven't recieved a acceptance or decline.
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
Today supposedly is a day for MOXIE!
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Don't you mean supposably?

*runs from Jon Boy*
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Best KoL quote I've read:

quote:
Long story short, you have a magical evening. Short story long? Anything by Dickens.



 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
That amused me.

Also! SPECTRAL PICKLE FACTORY SPOTTED IN THE NEARBY PLAINS!!! [Eek!]
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
yea, the factory was COOL
i am hoarding everything that i got there until the prices go back up
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
how do you find the factory?
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
On the Naughty sorceress quest how do you get through the first gate? What does overstimulated mean?
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Alas the factory is no longer available, as it has faded back into the mists of something or other. I don't know if we're going to be able to make ghost pickes on a stick or not anymore *clings greedily to his*. Otherwise the stuff is only good for making spectral pickles and especially salty dogs. And maybe something we haven't learned about yet. But it was nice to see some new stuff today (new to me that is).

As for the quest, you need an effect that you might get from being overcaffeinated, or maybe on a sugar rush...
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
This game is very strange....tlak about a lot of time on your hands... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I wonder if the factory was visible in relation to moon phases ... I hope so. Maybe it'll be back?
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
Why on earth do people pay so much for spiderwebs? What are they used for, besides that one little quest in the village?
 
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
 
That one little quest. They feel like they can scalp newbies, I guess.

Also, I foolishly sold off all my dill. Does anyone have any they'd be willing to share? I could trade something for it... (Still have a lot of vinegar... :/) I feel a fool.

Xposted to clan.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
you will need a spiderweb much later, in the Sorceress's tower, I think.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Supposedly the last time the pickle factory appeared the moons were the same as this time, but there have been several recurrences of that phase combination since during which the factory has not appeared. It might be every fifth recurrence of the phase combo, but nobody knows for sure.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
Has anyone else been competing in the cake-shaped arena? My baby gravy fairy won an eye-pod.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
My gravy fary won a hypodermic needle.

Damn druggie.... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Oh, heck yes, I think I've spent 140 or so adventures there so far. And I've gotten 3 *grumble* lead necklaces, 2 tiny salt shakers for my ST Lime, an eye-pod for my BGF, A magnifying glass for my star Starfish, a tiny balloon knife, and a hypodermic needle for my Mosquito, oh, and chocolate spurs for my Cocoabo and a meat detector for my Leprechaun. I'm still looking for stuff for my goat, my killer bee, my grue, my levitating potato, my stab-bat, my volleyball, my ghost pickle on a stick, my Barrnacle, and my ghuol whelp. Geez, that's a lot of stuff left to get.
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
what's wrong with lead necklaces?

They can help your familiars without items until they get theirs.

oh, and I got 3 eye-pods, two of which i sold for 275000 meat.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Yes, well, nothing's wrong with them, I just would obviously rather get the familiar specific ones rather than the necklaces over and over again.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
At least they're useful for any familiar. I keep getting palm frond toupees, and they can't be shared with your other familiars.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
Egad! I hadn't connected in over a week, and when I did, I discovered that my meat on hand -- which I'd been saving for a store, so that total was around 42K -- had been reduced to 1300! Eeek! I'm not PVP or anything; is there some automatic meat-culling thing that happens if you don't log in for a while?
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I think that's the penguin mafia at work. Seriously, I think Jick put in the penguin mafia to offset the people who exploited the mall.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
If you like, I can replace your meat. I have more than I need right now.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Me too...I just passed 2.4 million... [Big Grin]

I don't remember who loaned me my stake...and the message has been removed.

I could loan you it, or just give it to you if you promise to pass on the favor to another hatracker when you can afford it in the future.

Also, use your collassal closet at your campsite to store your meat. I don't know that the mafia was targeting you (that wasn't a lot of meat) but the campsite can install security measures like a barbed wife fence, so it's a lot more secure than acarrying it on your person.

I used my hatrack login as my character name, so message me if you want my help, OK? Or post it here... [Big Grin]

Kwea
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I've got close to 6 million with The Saxon Funk, and about a million on each of my other two characters, so just message me if you'd like me to replace your stolen meat, Tom.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
LOL

Well, you got me beat....

He's all yours then....lol...

Jick admitted to putting the mafia in, but he was going after the high rollers....something about them being able to use an exploit and duplicate objects...

[ September 11, 2004, 02:25 PM: Message edited by: Kwea ]
 
Posted by vwiggin (Member # 926) on :
 
Beren_one_hand applying for the clan. [Smile]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Anyone got a clue how to make a beertini? They're going for a small fortune in the mall right now.

The ingredients are supposed to be simple - gin and beer. But I can't get the beer to combine with either a bottle of gin OR a martini.

Anyone know the trick?

*Must shamefacedly admit he has amassed over 30 million meat. Not much for the capitalists on KOL, but still a cause for shame. Now I know what it feels like to be Quark - a lesser Ferengi, but still a Ferengi.*

*Hangs head in shame*

*and eagerly awaits answer on beertini*
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
The spoiler site says it issomething that you might get if you work your bartender-in-a-box too hard and he explodes.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Well, I forgot to mention it, but my bartender-in-the-box did explode. It churned out lots of stuff, including the most expensive components for a replacement - 2 beer lenses and and disembodied brain. Really interesting mixed drinks, but no beertinis. [Frown]

I should add that the small (by KOL standards) fortune I've amassed has been gotten by totally legal means - no duplication or cheats. Just keep a lot of stuff handy and watch when certain items go through a period of selling for abnormally high - we're just coming out of a period like that for beer lenses, goggles, and all things bartender. The prices will come down to normal after a bit (I've got unused stuff from similar spikes to prove it), but you can make a ton of meat if you have a decent inventory when the laws of supply and demand go haywire at the mall.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
I have a question....how the hell does anyone dupe items?

I DON'T want to do it, but I can't figure out how they did it, or how they would have come across it in the first place...lol...

I have about 3 mill now, all legit.

But I don't think I will get a lot more...,,I'm getting bored...

Kwea
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Wait, your bartender-in-the-box can explode?
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
So, do you have to combine stuff to get the killer bee familiar?
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
All you need is a baby bee.
 
Posted by Mabus (Member # 6320) on :
 
I have yet to figure out where the beer lenses come from...
 
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
 
The Tavern in the Distant Woods has beer lenses.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I think I also got a lens on one of the vacations, but I can't remember which resort it was. And it was only once.
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
Has anyone else had trouble with a disco bandit in the Castle in the Sky?

My guy can't hit anything with his crossbow or with any other weapon I've tried. He misses every single time.
 
Posted by the master (Member # 6788) on :
 
I've been using the ultra-cheap strategy for that area. The special moves you can buy that do damage always hit. So I just use them, and keep my cocobao familiar with me to randomly restore hp and mp during the battle. Since random is not really often enough to not kill me, I also occassionaly use an entire day's turns collecting pixels to make green pixel potions (restore hp and moxie to full), so that when I get down to a number of hitpoints that is a turn away from death, I can go back to full strength.

This is time intensive, but does the trick.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I've also found the Mafia Arias to be really useful in the Castle in the Sky. By the time any of my characters have gotten there, they've collected a fair amount of these. It's just one more little strategy.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Where do you get things like Mafia Arias and the other mafia-related items like specialty wine and what not?
 
Posted by zgator (Member # 3833) on :
 
That's what I've been doing, but those special moves for the disco bandit suck. My sauceror does 3 or 4 times the damage with his Sauce Geyser and my seal clubber does even more with a weapon.

At least he doesn't take as much damage when they hit him.
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Go climb the mountain and beat up Penquins.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
There are penguins on the mountain?
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Mafia Penguins. They invaded.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Well, look at that, there are penguins at the Icy Peak. Gosh, I kind of feel bad for all those starving yetis.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I have a large number of yeti furs - anyone know what the best thing to do with them is, profitwise?
 
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
 
Trade them for hippo skins and sell them in the market?
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Where do you get Yeti skins?

I had no problem with the disco bandit, I just used my spells, and they always hit.

For a while there I was refilling my HP and MP after almost every battle, though....gotta love tiny houses...

Kwea
 
Posted by Zan (Member # 4888) on :
 
Yeti skins are on the Icy Peak.

What's this about mafia arias being good? They gave me a hernia.
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
ya gotta wear a support cummerbund when you sing the aria or it will beat you up.
 
Posted by keither (Member # 6681) on :
 
does anyone have any beer lenses that i can have, i keep breaking my bartender
thanks all
keith [Big Grin]
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
Sorry, I've been selling all mine for hundreds of thousands of meat. I would advise adventureing at the typical tavern though, I get alot there.

[ September 23, 2004, 07:51 PM: Message edited by: MEC ]
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
I NEVER get any there...weird.

All I get is too drunk to adventure.

Kwea
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
I usually get about 1.5 per ten adventures there, maybe it has something to do with what class your character is.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
They sure don't make those bartenders like they used to. They don't make very many drinks before they start a huffin and a puffin.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I dunno - I think the tavern is more generous to some character classes on some days than others. It could be related to the moons. For example, there are days when both my seal clubber and turtle tamer get only low intoxication points and 2-4 lenses apiece. At the same time, my sauceror and pastamancer will have gone up to 15 points of intoxication in 4 adventures, with no beer lens.

Then on another day, the situation will be the reverse.
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
well, my accordian thief always gets good stuff there.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
How exactly do you break a bartender? I've had mine for quite some time and never broken it. Can you also break a chef-in-the-box?
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Make enough drinks and it will blow up. Make several drinks at a time. Wait...don't try to make it blow up. Making a new one is a pain in the butt.

typos

[ September 24, 2004, 02:45 PM: Message edited by: Tammy ]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Sax,

Some of us who own stores might make 20 or more mixed drinks at one time. Could be just a little more of Jick's tinkering with the KOL economy, making it just a little harder to run virtual cocktail factories.

Glad to hear other people are having their bartenders explode and make strange noises.

Thought maybe Jick hated me. [Wink]
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I guess I've never actually tried to make more than 15 drinks or food items at once. Thanks for the tip!
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
I wouldn't recommend purposely destroying your bartender's, although you can sometimes (rarely) get a beertini (currently worth about 37,000 meat each) you often lose beer lenses (currently worth about 250,000 meat each).

[ September 27, 2004, 12:19 PM: Message edited by: MEC ]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I don't suppose anyone here has a Ghost Pickle on a Stick that they'd be willing to trade something for? I'll never be able to afford one.

Do I even really want one? What exactly do they do for you? Unless they give me tons of meat and major stats...what good are they?
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
All they do is let you have all of the non-unique familiars in the game. I find it mildly annoying that Jick isn't letting people make them anymore.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
The Ghost Pickle on a Stick is the only non-unique familiar I still don't have. My current goal is to get all of my familiars up to 20 pounds. So far I think I have four or five of them done already.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
quote:
All they do is let you have all of the non-unique familiars in the game.
What does that mean in English? Plain English. I'm sorry I'm stupid.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Don't worry, you're not stupid. The Ghost Pickle on a Stick is a pretty run-of-the-mill familiar. They attack your enemies and that's about it, I think. The main reason they are so expensive right now is that it's no longer possible to make them. It used to be that anyone who had the proper ingredients could cook one up, but Jick took out the ability to perform the final step a little while ago. So they are an item that only exists in limited quantity, which makes the price go up. I think a lot of people also just want to have every familiar. It's not actually possible to have every one, though, because there is at least one (Jick's Floating Sombrero) that is unique in the game. So, having all of the normal familiars is good enough.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Soooooo since we can't make it anymore, wouldn't that make it a unique familiar?

I heard that there wasn't going to be a reset? Any truth to this rumor? Wait...did I hear that here?
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
If anyone wants a beer lens, I'll give them one for a meatcar model.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
Tammy, the Ghost Pickle on a Stick is not unique because there is more than one that exists in the game. There are probably hundreds of them floating around, possibly even thousands. There is only one Floating Sombrero.

There is going to be a reset at some point, once Jick gets done working out all the bugs and releases the final version of the game. There used to be a FAQ about the reset on the login screen but it seems to have disappeared.
 
Posted by peterh (Member # 5208) on :
 
I just applied to be in the clan. Name: retep
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Hot meat-making tip:

If you have any ghuol guolash, now is the time to unload it.

It's unlikely you're gonna want to actually eat the guolash you have - true, you gain about 5 adventures, but you also lose 10-20 stats in each category.

For some reason they're hot right now - going for 200,000 meat at the mall. I wanted to unload them in a hurry, before sanity prevails and they become relatively worthless again, so I put them out at 150,000 and they were snatched up in minutes.

Good way to make some quick meat on some fairly worthless inventory if you're so inclined.
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
They are selling well because if you eat 11 you get a trophy.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Must be some trophy!

Do the trophies have any value other than their trophyness?
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
Nope, they just sit in your campsite, and in your profile.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
quote:
Tammy, the Ghost Pickle on a Stick is not unique because there is more than one that exists in the game. There are probably hundreds of them floating around, possibly even thousands. There is only one Floating Sombrero.

Ohhhhhhh...got it! Thanks!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I think I've been the beneficiary of mistaken identity. This morning, someone cast "elemental saucesphere" on three of my characters! Over eight thousand adventures each.

The three characters all have "drake" somewhere in their names. The "drake-less" characters didn't get the spell casting.

I wasn't fully awake when I read any of the messages announcing the casting, so I'm not really sure of the name of the caster.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Was it muzzy? Muzzy's been buffin everyone like crazy.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Tammy,

Thanks! Yeah, I think that was the name. I was still working on my first cup of coffee, so my short-term memory was pretty nonexistent at that point.

Seems obvious that today, anyway, she buffed a bunch of people that had "drake" in their names.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
She/he buffed Buttercup Goblintree & Dublin this morning as well. I thanked her/him by sending some tiny houses.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Hmmm... A "thank you" gift - I'll need to think about that.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
sndrake...I bet your other players were buffed. Am I right?
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
I had some person I don't know buff me with a spell for 15 turns once, I returned the favour by buffing him back with the same spell for 15 turns.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Weird...muzzy uber-bufed me last night...

So I buffed "her" back with a jabnaro sausesphere...

Kwea
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Tammy,

only the characters with "drake" in their names have been buffed.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
sndrake,

Have you played the other players lately?
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I just found out why Muzzy's been buffin away. He is annoyed at the new MP system, so he is buffing everyone online everyday.

This is happening to ALL players in the Kingdom.

I suppose I should stop thanking him? *shrugs*
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Does anyone know why a player would "collect" awful poetry journals?
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
You use one to get into the Hole In THe Sky.

The other reason to collect is playing the market. (The same reason people collect bad art in the real world).
 
Posted by Happy Camper (Member # 5076) on :
 
Now of course there are new and interesting things that can be bought for Mr. A's, including 3 new familiars (for the month of October). Guess that means there will be new familiars of the month now. The coffee sprite and the cheshire bitten look like good ones to have. Too bad I don't have 4 Mr. A's hanging around.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I have one Mr. A but I'm not giving it up.
 
Posted by saxon75 (Member # 4589) on :
 
I keep getting a bunch of MySQL errors when I try to log in. Anybody else having this problem?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Yep..I expect the email I sent Jick was just one of several hundred telling him. [Smile]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
It's fixed now. [Smile]

Jick says he's sorry for the inconvenience.

Of course, I don't have time to play now.

*chooses to take it personally*
[Grumble]
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
with all the hard to get familiars now, I've given up on trying to get them all...I wish I could sell the ones I have but don't want now...

The coffee sprite and cheshire bitten look very desireable.

I wonder if there will be a new familiar of the month for october next year.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Uh, Porter, Celia...

Either you made a slip with your mouse and the drop-down options in the clan roster

or...

maybe there's something you wanted to tell me?

I'm betting it's a slip of the mouse.

But since I figured I would have the power for only a short time, I ordered up some moxie for everyone. [Big Grin]

Grand Poobah for a day. [Smile]

[ October 10, 2004, 10:33 PM: Message edited by: sndrake ]
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Nice!
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
sndrake..it's probably because you have mucho karma! That's my bet!
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
Did you miss the announcement on the mainpage of the clan?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
[Embarrassed] [Blushing]

MEC,

obviously. Missed it. The computers I usually use at home and work have smaller screens than this one and I missed the announcement.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

What were they thinking????
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Goofballs bad.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Goofballs?
 
Posted by peterh (Member # 5208) on :
 
Have I been blacklisted? Why hasn't anyone accepted me into the clan?

Username: retep

[Frown]
 
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
 
Goofballs.

If you go to the wrong side of the tracks there is a guy giving away Goofballs.

Well, the first ones anyway.

Take them and you get big bonuses for 10 rounds.

The next day you play, big minuses for 100 rounds, unless you get more.

Getting more first day, 1000 meat.

Second day, 2000meat.

I'll suffer my withdrawal before seeing what day 3 costs.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
You do not appear to have applied to the clan.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Ew..with my very addictive personality, I'd better keep away from those babies.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Hmmm...

You can buy as many as you want. So far, they go up 1000 meat each purchase.

You have to "use" them from your inventory - just buying them isn't the same as taking them.

Think I'll just hang onto mine for a few weeks and see if the prices in the mall go up to take advantage of the people that Jick gets hooked.

And then I'll sell them as a public service.

[Evil]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Sorry...you can't sell them.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Cr@p! [Grumble]

[Embarrassed]

I mean, good, those things are too dangerous to be sold over the counter. <insert saintly halo smiley here>
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
quote:
hypnodisk

This is a whirling disk with a hypnotic pattern on it. If you wear this thing on your lapel, monsters will be really freaked out. Like, whoah.

Has anyone figured out where to venture for this?
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
I took the goofballs once, then suffered my withdrawal and didn't get any more.

That was an insidious move by Jick.
 
Posted by peterh (Member # 5208) on :
 
Hooray, I'm in! Now what do I do?

[Blushing]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
[Big Grin] You adventure Peter...adventurrrrrrrre!
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
I've been a victim of several random acts of kindness.

It's really added something to my game for me to act kindly to strangers in return.

What a thrill I get out of donating some important items to some clueless Noobs!

I'm still to chicken to smash my hippy crap!
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
The november familiar is up.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
ATTENTION!

quote:
Not Enough Food! If you don't buy at least 120 more Bowls of Oatmeal, some of your soldiers will desert your army by tomorrow!
Who's got the power? Is anyone on tonight who can take care of this? Porteiro? sndrake? Any body? (hears echo)
[Wave]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Crap! Sorry, I was out of town for a week with no access and have been pretty busy the last week. Didn't see the messages til this morning. Just bought some archers and oatmeal. I'll go take a look for applications to the clan.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Thanks Steve!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Raanwi has been accepted into the clan (I figured out where to look). Anyone know who Grey V is?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
OK, we now have 500 archers and recliners for them to sit in. Enough oatmeal to last 200 days.

And, because we have over 170 million meat, you'll all get a little surprise the next time you log in. [Smile]
 
Posted by Audeo (Member # 5130) on :
 
I applied to the clan with my character Rogo. May I be accepted?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Rogo has been accepted into the clan.

Welcome!
 
Posted by Lupus (Member # 6516) on :
 
I just sent in my request (my char name is Lupus)
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
And your application has been accepted, Lupus.

(caught me online)

Welcome!
 
Posted by Lupus (Member # 6516) on :
 
thx
 
Posted by Lupus (Member # 6516) on :
 
man, that game is addictive. It is gooofy but fun.
 
Posted by raanwi (Member # 7029) on :
 
Thanks for letting me into the clan...I submitted another character for admission: elneis. Could you let me in so I can continue my addiction?
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Done
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
I'm retiring from Kol, anyone want my character?
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
My interest has been wavering over the past few months. It just doesn't hold your attention that long. [Dont Know]
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
Too true...
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
I'm still kinda having fun with it.

But I'm really easily amused. [Smile]
 
Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
 
I'll give you guys my stats if that helps:

class: accordian thief
muscle: 240
mysticality: 239
moxie: 239
clan karma: 6413874
PvP rank: 416
PvP win/loss: 21/20 (only one loss from an attacker, so if you're not into pvp, you should be realitivly well defended.)

and a ton of familiars, most of which are either level 20, or 1.

[ December 06, 2004, 03:29 PM: Message edited by: MEC ]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Jick decided to play Santa today:

quote:
December 25
Like the opposite of a thief in the night, Father Crimbo swung by each and every campsite in the Kingdom and left a little surprise. Check the miscellaneous section of your inventory.


 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I haven't been playing for weeks at a time ... then I went in tonight and played for a few minutes - just in time for the nightly maintenance. Oh, well, I've always got The Sims2.
 
Posted by Tim Edmonds (Member # 7548) on :
 
What are some good hacks for a pastamancer?
[Evil Laugh]
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Is anyone still playing? I forgot about it for a few months, but now I'm playing again. Sadly, they deleted my account because of inactivity. I've had to start anew and applied to join the clan again. If I could be accepted it would be nice. [Smile]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
RRR,

I guess I deal with clan stuff now. I hadn't been on KoL for a couple weeks. There is one clan application pending. What's your character name? (Bought some more oatmeal for the troops while I was on just now)
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
JadziaDax
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
I was baleeted, darn it.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Hey, Porter...

Could you do me a favor and reset my rank in the clan to "grand poobah?" I changed it kinda by accident and now I can't do much for the people left in it right now...
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Porter or sndrake, could you change it so members can use the clan stash?

They announced this change on April 20th:

"I've made some changes to the way the Clan Karma system works. Clan leaders can now set an exchange rate for Meat and Karma, and each clan ranking can be given a daily Karma expenditure limit. Existing ranks (which used to be unlimited) were set to 10,000. Members without ranks will not be able to use the stash until they are assigned a rank with a value."

Which means that although I have 397,123 Clan Karma (as WhoosyWhatsit), I can't take anything out of the stash - nor can any of the other members, with the exception of you two.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
LOL
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
I am starting from scratch with a new Edaw and Caal. Whoever is in charge now, please (re)admit me to the clan.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
Please, please, pretty please?

With Splenda on top?
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
CaySedai: I got your email and it looks like Porter is on the problem of the clan karma limits.

UofUlawguy: Your characters have been admitted to the clan.

(I'm lucky if I get on KoL once a week these days.)
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
We still don't have ranks.
 
Posted by jebus202 (Member # 2524) on :
 
It's coming.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
The clan karma limits are still not taken care of. I now know how to do it. My daughter took over the account I started for her, dropped out of Jatraqueros and started her own clan. She showed me what to do.

Membership roster
Edit ranks
(For the normal members)
Daily karma expenditure limit (put a nice number here)

If those who have the power don't have the time, would you consider allowing someone to step in and assist? I could check in at least 3-4 times a week to see if anything needs to be done.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
CaySedai,

it looks like only the highest ranking clan member has the power to set karma limits. We don't have one of those now. (the problem was outlined earlier)

I logged onto KoL a short time ago and sent a message to Jick outlining the problem and asking for help. The rank I have does NOT allow me to adjust the daily karma limit. Unfortunately.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I sent this message in-game to all in the Jatraqueros clan, but just in case anyone missed the message:

quote:
Hey, just to let you know, there is a new clan of Jatraqueros - it's called chapeaustand. There are people who can administer this clan, so if you add something to the stash, you can also use your clan karma to take things out.
This is the clan that Dana (dkw) started. So far, Porter, sndrake and I have joined. All Jatraqueros are welcome to join.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
*bump*

I'll be moving all of my characters - including the one who is the only "ranking" member of the Jatrquero clan - over to Chapeaustand over the next week or so. I'm moving stuff from the Jatraquero stash to the Chapeaustand. Once "Drakester" leaves the Jatraqueros clan, there will be no management of that clan at all.

so...

For those of you who stil have active characters, you might want to move them sometime soon.
 
Posted by DarkWizard (Member # 6186) on :
 
Can I join the clan
Name Dwiz
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Applications for chapeaustand are currently caught up - meaning the various incarnations of sndrake, plus Dwiz.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Derrell, my level 3 turtle tamer, has just applied to join the clan.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Derrell is in.
 
Posted by Derrell (Member # 6062) on :
 
Woooooohoooo! [Hat] [Hat]
 
Posted by DarkWizard (Member # 6186) on :
 
wahoo [Hat]
 
Posted by Jim-Me (Member # 6426) on :
 
If any of you listen to Radio KoL, the DJ ZachsMind is a good friend of mine... if you have a favorite local band, get him an mp3 and he'll likely play it for you.

He also plays stuff from my now defunct bands (The Touch, Underdog), so I continue to like him [Smile]
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
i have applied. My char's name is Fortinbras.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Fortinbras is in, and I did a little stat boost for everyone (I love that feature!).
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
CaySedai, that was friggin' cool! Also, I must say that playing the game this time was friggin' wayyyyyyy easier. I am at level 5 in just three days, (really two, if you play at the right time) and am ripping through things.

Some things have changed, though. The Clockwork Maid is no longer made up of the meat angine and frilly skirt. That just gives me a meat maid body now. Where do you get the head? (nevermind, just followed RRR's link to the spoiler site).And I think I remember the rest of Cobb's Knob (kitchens,etc.) appearing before I hit level 5 last time, but now I can only get to the outskirts. Is there something new I have to do? (nevermind, just saw RRR's link, which says stat requirement of 20. Pretty useful link! Thanks RRR!)

Also, since you guys are helping me level so freaking fast, are there things you want me to get that aren't worth the loss in time or stats for higher levels to get?

[ August 29, 2005, 05:34 PM: Message edited by: JonnyNotSoBravo ]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
You're a Seal Clubber, right? Can you do meatsmithing? That would be a useful skill to help others in the clan.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Hmmm, this is my first seal clubber, so I didn't realize I could do meat smithing. I will start looking into that.

I noticed that our money level went up then down...is that because the stat boost was purchased? Thank you for that! There are so many friggin items in our clan storage all I have to do for pants weapons and hats is too look at the most powerful weapon I can wield in the spoiler link and then get it from clan storage. Pretty cool! Has anybody in our group Ascended?
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
I've ascended four times and am on a hardcore run right now after three softcore ones. I plan on going hardcore and then hardcore oxygenarian through all the classes in order to get all of the different rewards.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
RRR: I'm trying to ascend and the Sorcerous keeps beating the crap out of me. Any tips? I've tried going with info from spoiler sites but still can't do it. My character is a level 18 Disco Bandit.

JNSB: yes, the stats boost does cost the clan meat. I think we can afford to do it once in awhile, but I probably won't do it every day.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
okay, I can do meatsmithing now. Send me the ingredients and I'll smith for you (but I won't jones for you). I'm assuming everyone knows that they should have one chrome staff/sword/bow equipped during the rollover to get 3 extra adventures/day, and that only seal clubbers can smith them.

Edit: you need 45 base muscle to equip chrome staff or sword and 45 base moxie for chrome crossbow. I put a chrome staff in the storage for someone to use. Chrome ore is easy to buy in the mall and we have plenty of dense meat stacks and sticks/strings/sword hilts are available from the meatsmith in the Market Square. The tenderizing hammer is in the clan storage (I only take it out to use it and then put it right back).

[ August 30, 2005, 01:20 PM: Message edited by: JonnyNotSoBravo ]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
quote:
Some things have changed, though. The Clockwork Maid is no longer made up of the meat angine and frilly skirt. That just gives me a meat maid body now. Where do you get the head? (nevermind, just followed RRR's link to the spoiler site).
Could you tell me what spoiler site that is? "Ages of Time" appears to be "ages" out of date and that's the one I used to go to. I couldn't find any hints on how Clockwork Maids get created now.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
here is the link RRR posted: link
You have to look under "CampgroundItems" to find the stuff about the Meat Maid. This site is not terribly user friendly. Sometimes I go back and use the ages of time site still, even though it's out of date because it's easier to use.

The Clockwork Maid is only available after Ascension now and gives 8 adventures per day. The Meat Maid is the substitute until then and gives 4 adventures per day.

lifeless Meat Maid body= meat engine + frilly skirt.
meat maid head = brainy skull(disembodied brain + smart skull) + maiden wig.
Meat Maid = lifeless meat maid body + meat maid head.
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by CaySedai:
RRR: I'm trying to ascend and the Sorcerous keeps beating the crap out of me. Any tips? I've tried going with info from spoiler sites but still can't do it. My character is a level 18 Disco Bandit.

Hmm... I've never ascended as a disco bandit, but I'm attempting to right now on a multi as a hardcore boozetafarian and not having much success. If I had access to the mall I'd probably get a wolf mask and furry pants and just keep throwing torpedos and plot holes at her. Disco Face Stab also works pretty well. For accessories I usually go with an acid squirting flower and two amulets of extreme plot significance. For the familiar I think the best one is definitely the ghost pickle on a stick.


Oh, another site that may be helpful is the Visual KoL wiki.
 
Posted by UofUlawguy (Member # 5492) on :
 
My character, Edaw, has applied to the new clan.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Edaw is in. (I posted this once, but apparently clicked on "go" instead of "add reply" [Dont Know]
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
Hey, CaySedai, are you still trying to ascend? I managed to ascend with my disco bandit after like 20 tries. What I did was use an acid squirting flower, an amulet of extreme plot significance, and a moxie magnet. My familiar was a ghost pickle on a stick, and I used moxious maneuver over and over again plus one Doc Galactik potion and several plot holes at the end. I think it was just luck that my moxious maneuver hit as much as it did and my items didn't get blocked. Are you using the required weapon?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I don't have a ghost pickle on a stick - I missed the opportunity when they were available.

I am using the required weapon, which doesn't work so well on the first 2 incarnations. A chrome crossbow works wonders, but then it doesn't work on the 3rd incarnation, and I can't switch mid-fight.
 
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
 
When I try to fight her, nothing works. My stupid familiar also doesn't do anything. [Grumble]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I started a new character - a sauceror. When she's high enough level (actually, when I have the meat to pay for it), I'll learn saucemastery and be able to make things like Hell Ramen so we can build up our supply a bit.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
One of sndrake's chars could totally do that for us, and has in the past when the ingredients were in clan storage. If he's willing. [Smile]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Yeah - I have a pastamancer and a sauceror. I recently used both of them to cook up some Fetuccini Inconnu and Hell Ramen for the clan stash.

I'll check the stash by the weekend and see if there's more good stuff to make.

Our disco bandits can provide the same service with drinks.

Hopefully I'll finish closing out the Jatraquero clan stuff over the weekend and move my other chars over.

There will be substantial meat and material contributions to the stash when that happens. [Smile]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Two new applications to the clan --

Fibblefeet and Breakwinder.

They're mine. And I'm not quite done yet. [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Fibblefeet and Breakwinder are in.
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
I finally gave in and bought a store...and wow is it addictive! I love arbitrage! Tell me all of your arbitrage secrets so I can make meeeeeeeeelyuns of meat!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
what do you mean by "arbitrage"???

(I do OK with my store, but don't know what you are referring to here.)
 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
Arbitrage is buying low and selling high. It's finding those cheap items that sell for a low price at a limit of 1 per day that you know people need more than one of per day. Then you buy those items, jack up the price and sell it for just below the second lowest price (but which is considerably higher than the lowest price).

Arbitrage is basically like stock trading, with no products being made or introduced, but somehow someone makes money.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Reviving this thread as a reminder: If you have a new character applying to the clan, please post here so we know who you are. Thanks.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
*Bump*

See previous post. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Ok, finally...

Drakester and "Bringer" have applied for admission to the clan.

We come with meat and stuff for stash.

[Smile]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
That "Bringer" nick sounded familiar ... I recognized Drakester right away, but had to check here for "Bringer."
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Something really bad happened...

Today's login screen...

quote:
Tuesday, October 25, 8:00PM:
Okay, so, I screwed something up. We're gonna take the game down until we can get it fixed. We're expecting it to probably be at least 24 hours.

Jick is very, very sorry about this.


 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
An update from Jick, which looks like I might not have too much to worry about, but you players in Ascencion mode might have some problems...

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Q: How many clicks does it take for Jick, when he's not paying enough attention, to destroy the contents of the primary database server.

A: Ask Mr. Owl.

O: One, Two, Three, Four. Four, because Jick is the biggest dumbass who has ever traversed this earth by shuffling his dumb, dumb buttocks in a grisly and pitiful parody of walking.

So, yeah. In an effort to drop a couple of tables from the database, I accidentally dropped the entire database. Which meant we had two options.

1) Get the host to try to undelete the files, since it was such that it required physical access to the box to attempt it, or

2) Restore from backups. This option is less desirable.

The first option proved impossible, partly because of technical issues, but mostly because of the host's antagonistic policies. Their techs are not allowed to interact with customer data in any way, due to "liability issues." We pressed the issue, but to no avail.

So, we have to restore from backup. We do two kinds of backups. Full backups, which are done during the times when rollover lasts a long time, and incremental "core data" backups that are done every night, about five hours after rollover.

The last full backup was done on September 6th. It had been a while, and I was getting nervous. That's why I announced a long rollover yesterday. Luckily, I managed to drop the database about 30 seconds before I was gonna back it up.

Ideally, this would've meant a one-day rollback. We'd have to manually process a day's worth of donations, and everybody would lose a day's progress, but not such a terrible thing, in the grand scheme of things.

In our less than ideal world, though, some stuff went wrong. There was an issue with the core backup that caused a couple of tables to not get backed up, and there were also a couple of other tables that had never been added to the core backup, since they were added since the last time I updated the backup script, which was towards the end of ascension testing. This is going to cause some data to revert to September 6th.

So, basically, here's what's gonna happen. As near as we can tell, inventory, player data, flags, quest status, all the core stuff, that'll swing back to what it was last night, five hours after rollover. Some people lose a day, some people don't. Mall store inventory is still up-to-date, since that's on the secondary server, along with kmail and a bunch of other stuff that wouldn't have been a big deal to lose.

However. This is where the groaning begins. There are a few important things that are gonna revert to September 6th, because they didn't, for one of the two reasons I described above, get saved during the nightly backup run. Notice how I use the passive voice to shift responsibility away from myself. I mean, notice how the passive voice is used by me.

Chief among them: Hagnk's. Yeah. I know. Ouch. Basically, your items in ascension storage will revert back to what they were 6 weeks ago. Which is gonna do, for a lot of people, one of two things: If somebody had stuff there yesterday that wasn't there six weeks ago, it'll be gone. And if somebody had stuff in there six weeks ago that is now in their inventory, it'll basically be duped.

Also, trade offers. This will also cause some duping and/or lost items, but it should be relatively minimal.

Also... and I know this is gonna hurt some people a lot, ascension records. We need to figure out what to do about this. A lot of the staff and dev team are in favor of a total reset on these, since they feel it'd be better than reversion. I'm open to suggestions from the community at large on how to handle it.

Last, but not least, some permanent skill data will be lost. We can reconstruct most of it. The worst case scenario will be the person who had a ton of softcore skills and was in Hardcore yesterday. Everybody else, we can reconstruct most, if not all of what was lost.

Right now (1PM my time on Wednesday,) what's going on is that we're actually restoring the data from last night's backup. It's been running all night, because apparently the scheme we used for backing stuff up is quick to dump it out, but incredibly slow to dump it back in. It's as aggravating for us as it is for you, because we can't really do ANYTHING until this is done.

I suppose this goes without saying, but I take full responsibility for this. It was a dumb mistake, and a series of prior dumb mistakes that screwed up the backup process. It wasn't Mr. Skullhead, it wasn't anybody else on the staff or the dev team, it was all me. And I will try to make it better.

We'll have some kind of special eventy type stuff after we see what kind of shape we're in, and at the very lest get everybody some sort of "I was there" bit of in-game goodies. Riff and I have a lot of time to sit around talking about stuff today while the restore runs, so I'm sure we'll come up with some kind of interesting narrative to provide an explanation for what happened and some nifty new content to soften the blow.

No idea how to end this. Thanks for your patience and support. We'll get through this together, us and y'all. You with your beverage or drug of choice, us with a mixture of equal parts coffee and Pepto-Bismol.


 
Posted by JonnyNotSoBravo (Member # 5715) on :
 
*bump* For CT, and any new people.
 
Posted by ClaudiaTherese (Member # 923) on :
 
Thanks! We'll apply to chapeaustand.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
*bump*

We've got a couple of unknown people applying for the chapeaustand clan. On the off chance those two are from here, I'm bumping this thread and asking for identification.

So, if you want to apply for the clan, let us know here and we'll let you in. We don't have restrictions on withdrawals from the clan stash, so we don't want to let someone in that we don't know, in case we get someone who just wants to loot the stash.
 
Posted by TomDavidson (Member # 124) on :
 
They're both me. [Smile]
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
You're in and promoted to fedora.
 
Posted by vonk (Member # 9027) on :
 
Thanks for bumping this thread. I just finished the Questionable Content archives and needed something else to do while waiting for work to do.

This is an awesome game, I started about an hour ago and I just made it to level three and applied for membership in your clan. I would be honored if you would accept. [Smile]
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
After an arduous homework assignment on phonetics for my linguistics class, I thought some KoL goodness was just what I needed. I've applied to the clan and would love to be accepted.

Saucy Wenchlette
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
Done and done.
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
Thank you. As of yet, I have little to offer the clan, though I did contribute some meat. A paltry amount. I will however, offer more as I move up in the world.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Thanks, Dana. I just wanted to be careful. Then I had to work today, and didn't get online until a few minutes ago.

The clan stash can be a great way to get items you might have a hard time/use many adventures on but you can return them when you are done with them. As I mentioned, our clan doesn't restrict withdrawals. So, don't be greedy, but also don't feel bad about taking stuff out. We're sure you'll put stuff back in.

Also, a bit of advice: if you are not doing hardcore runs, save your facsimile dictionary (don't sell it or anything) until you have ascended and go into your next run. It sells for 21337 meat, but is one item. When you remove items from Hangk's in ronin phase (20 items/20,000 meat or combination thereof per day), you can take this one item out and sell it.

(edited for clarification)
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
<----Yodie
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Yodie now wears a fedora. [Wink]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
So ...

I spent a little money a couple of months ago for a Mr. A and traded it in for an astral badger. Which I named BadgerBadgerMushroom. And Cayla is trying to sing the song now. [Roll Eyes] [Eek!] [Angst]
 
Posted by TheGrimace (Member # 9178) on :
 
the_grimace, purplegrimace and swamivivekenanda will be apply shortly (hopefully to the correct clan)
 
Posted by MightyCow (Member # 9253) on :
 
I finally managed to ascend MightyCow, and shortly thereafter realized that there were 15 levels with skills, and I only got up to 12.

Oh well, next ascension I'll get to 15.
 
Posted by Rappin' Ronnie Reagan (Member # 5626) on :
 
I wouldn't consider the level 15 skills important to get until after you've had a few more ascensions. I'd get stuff like Pastamancery, Advanced Saucecrafting, Amphibian Sympathy, Empathy of the Newt, Leash of Linguini, Mad Looting Skillz, and Moxious Madrigal first.

(jadziadax in game)
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Grimace characters are in and fedora'd.
 
Posted by TheGrimace (Member # 9178) on :
 
sweet, I love fedoras!
 
Posted by Silent E (Member # 8840) on :
 
Application submitted.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
And another one bites the dust ... er, is accepted into the chapeaustand clan and promoted to fedora. [Blushing]
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Thanks! [Smile]
 
Posted by laxjohn33 (Member # 9698) on :
 
I beat it it got boring after i killed the Sorceress.
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
have you ascended yet, lax?

I'm working on my third hardcore ascension with my multi, and my first with my main handle--softcore became boring after my sixth ascension, and the rewards for a HC run are really nice.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I'm bumping because we've got an application pending and I want to see if it's someone from here. [Wink]
 
Posted by Silent E (Member # 8840) on :
 
Marinus here, having applied to the clan.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Okay, thanks. I'll get you right in.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
And, done.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
New content released - eight new zones.

Semi spoiler alert
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Today was Porktober 8 - go trick or treating. Along those lines, is there a haunted place to adventure? Persistance pays off.
 
Posted by Belle (Member # 2314) on :
 
Pastawench has applied to the clan. And my oldest daughter will soon be creating a character and logging in, I'll get the name to you ASAP.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Due to the fact that KoL Halloween coincides with Christmas this year, they are calling it Crimboween. If you haven't punched out any squares in your advent calendar, they stay until you do (or until the whole thing is over). There is a new quest: Save Uncle Crimbo. The items you can get from finishing the quest are pretty cool. Then, there is Crimbo itself, when in the past players have gotten cool items.

So, if you haven't played KoL in awhile, now's a good time. If you haven't signed up, there is a clan of Hatrack people, headed by dkw. If you apply to the clan, message either Dana or me in the game with your Hatrack nick or post in this thread so we know who you are. We don't let random people in the clan.
 
Posted by erosomniac (Member # 6834) on :
 
There's a Hatrack clan? Oops.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Well, we're pretty quiet. We don't go attacking people and our defenses are mainly so people don't go attacking us. We do have unlimited withdrawals from the stash, but I don't think people take advantage of that.

I made one of my multis a disco bandit with the idea of being clan bartender, basically. Then I decided to offer my services to build ninja pirate zombie robots, but nobody has taken me up on the offer. My daughter didn't play her account for awhile and lost it for inactivity, so I gave her that character.

But, anyway, the Crimbo stuff is pretty fun and impressive, IMO. I love the toy space helmet and can't wait to try it against the Naughty Sorceress.
 
Posted by Rotar Mode (Member # 9898) on :
 
This looks interesting. What in the world is it?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Kingdom of Loathing is a multiplayer role-playing game. You choose a character from one of six classes, go through adventures and eventually defeat the Naughty Sorceress. Then you can ascend, coming back as any of the six classes again, plus keep one of the skills you acquired during that run. The more ascensions, the more permanent skills you have.

There's a KoL wiki with loads of information about the game. There are many spoiler sites, as well. [Wink]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I forgot to mention that the game is full of pop culture references and humor - which is a large part of its charm. The graphics are simple - stick figures. You can choose your gender, as well as character class. Your avatar changes appearance when you change equipment.
 
Posted by MightyCow (Member # 9253) on :
 
I'm still in caveman crimbotown, but it's fun. I love it when they have new content. I tend to get bored of it every month or two, and then get back in a few months later when there are new things to explore.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
MightyCow: Spoiler
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you can have a chance to return to Crimbo Rock if you want later. You really shouldn't miss out on the Crimbotown Right-About-Now and Crimbotown Not-Too-Distant-Future.
 
Posted by ClaudiaTherese (Member # 923) on :
 
I am going to be starting from scratch as Joe Lanless, and he'll apply to the HR clan ASAP. [Smile]
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
Anyone still up to making Ninja Pirate Zombie robots?
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
SM: Yes. I think the Choxie character still has all or most of the miscellaneous ingredients, plus a completed head. I can send them to you in the game. You use the head while you have all the parts and it assembles itself.

Which character should the parts go to: sarcasticmuppet or Sarmup? Once you assemble the robot, it can't be transferred, so the head and parts have to be sent, then the recipient assembles them.

Edited to add:
sarcasticmuppet: I see both your characters are in hardcore. When you get out of hardcore with the character you want to have the NPZR, let me know - message CaySedai in the game - and I'll send the stuff.

[ December 10, 2006, 09:57 PM: Message edited by: CaySedai ]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
The pirate robot head needs the following parts:
* 1 blundarrrbus (clan stash)
* 1 cheap toaster (nontransferable but retrievable through shore adventures)
* 1 chest of the Bonerdagon (nontransferable but retrievable through finishing cyrpt quest)
* 1 clockwork claws (in stock)
* 1 clockwork sheet (in stock)
* 1 clockwork spine (in stock)
* 1 disembodied brain (clan stash)
* 1 frigid ninja stars (in stock)
* 1 icy-hot katana (clan stash)
* 1 pine tar (clan stash)
* 1 skeleton bone (clan stash)
* 1 spiked femur (clan stash)
* 1 star throwing star (out but can be created with stars and lines, with star chart)
* 1 teeny-tiny ninja stars (clan stash)

I don't have all the parts, but I'm working on it. I had them and assembled a robot and found out I couldn't deposit it in the clan or anything, so Choxie has a npzr.

I just got the clockwork stuff. Teeny-tiny ninja stars are dropped in the spooky gravy barrow, which means someone who is a muscle sign (and ascended) will have to provide that. I think the rest of the items can be achieved through adventuring in regular places.

[ December 10, 2006, 09:51 PM: Message edited by: CaySedai ]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Just a reminder: If you apply to the Chapeaustand clan on Kingdom of Loathing, please let us know who you are. We're pretty trusting with the clan stash but we're keeping it in the (Hatrack) family as far as I know.

We've got a pending application, which is why I bring this up. [Wink]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Our Founding Father, Dana, is awol. The clan leadership has transferred to me. This goes back to an update from Nov. 17, 2006.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
[Razz]

I haven't been playing much, but I tried to log in at least once a month to keep "active." I guess I missed.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Dana:

I figured you had been busy - especially with John. I understand. I just didn't know what you wanted me to do with this. I tried to e-mail you, but it bounced back to me.

So, what would you like? If you log back in and are active, I can transfer leadership back to you. I suggest we get at least one more person with some leadership powers in case this happens again or something happens to me. "I could get hit by a bus tomorrow ... " (actually there aren't too many buses around, so I'm not too worried about that.)

I could keep leadership if you want, but will gladly hand it back if you want. You founded the clan, so it's your call.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
You can keep it, you were doing most of it anyway. I can re-activate and be in line to have it bounce back if you stop playing for awhile.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Okay. I did create a mid-level class called Stetson that has some powers and asked for volunteers to take that level. I only want main characters, though, to avoid duplication.

Anyway, have fun with that son of yours. Those moments are way more important than KoL.
 
Posted by Griffin (Member # 7166) on :
 
I created an account, my name is typelogin
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Griffin, you can apply to the Chapeaustand clan if you wish. We don't limit withdrawals from the clan stash, but we do expect people to be reasonable (ie not take everything). [Wink]
 
Posted by Griffin (Member # 7166) on :
 
I (typelogin) joined because my friend soth13 created a clan and asked me to join. The name is The Legend of Hyde and Vredenburg. But CaySedai, If it ever dies I will gladly join the Hatrack clan, Chapeaustand, (unless N.O. gives me an offer).

~typelogin~

edit: 100 posts after 2 1/2 years [Laugh]
 
Posted by sarcasticmuppet (Member # 5035) on :
 
I'm doing softcore with Sarcasticmuppet and sent choxie a message re: NPZRs. I'm happy to volunteer with the sarcasticmuppet handle -- I've donated with it so it won't ever disappear.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
sarcasticmuppet: replied and sent as much stuff as I could. I think you can get the rest of the stuff, but if you need help, message CaySedai in the game.
 
Posted by Mucus (Member # 9735) on :
 
<-- Mucous
 
Posted by Lissande (Member # 350) on :
 
I just applied with the character Lisicka. I'm about to complete my first ascension and have decided to go softcore with her. *wave*
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Lisicka is in. (also Mucous)
 
Posted by Lissande (Member # 350) on :
 
Thanks. I will try to be a good fedora!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Huh. I just logged in as drakester and it let me do it. I haven't logged in to KOL for at least 5 months.

I'm thinking of playing him since he is inexplicably still active. I just gotta figure out how to get past the Sorceress so I can go on to the next phase of the game.

(I tried checking out the Grim Grimacite but was chased away. Wassup with that?)
 
Posted by Griffin (Member # 7166) on :
 
Hehe, it's gone...
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
There are spoilers at this site. Also, the KoL wiki. And I check ahead for stat days here.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
sndrake: have you ever donated or purchased a Mr. Store item? That will prevent your character from being deleted.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Kwea...re-applying as....Kwea. [Wink]
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Or I will once I am high enough level. [Smile]


Again.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Kwea:

I sent you a K-mail.
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
Thanks!
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
quote:
sndrake: have you ever donated or purchased a Mr. Store item? That will prevent your character from being deleted.
I think that probably explains it. I am pretty sure I bought an item or two at Mr. Store. Made a fair amount of meat between my store and some gambling.

I finally got past the Sorceress - and am on my first ascension. Doing it in hardcore mode for the sheer cussedness of it. [Wink]

Thanks!
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I'm using two characters - one hardcore and one softcore. It's no surprise I ascend a lot faster in softcore than hardcore - for one thing, I can get all my stuff out of Hagnk's and not have to go farming for items.
 
Posted by Griffin (Member # 7166) on :
 
I don't like softcore, it's too fast. HC is me!

edit: NS 13 should help slow things down in one month...
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Have they posted an announcement about that? Never mind, I'll go check. [Wink]
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
Couldn't help it. I created another one.

That character named "the_draker" who just applied to the clan is me. [Smile]
 
Posted by Mucus (Member # 9735) on :
 
Another character by the name of "LactoseTheIntolerant" [Smile]
 
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
 
I am in...I joined last week, but forgot to post about it. [Smile]
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Reviving this thread because we've had an application to the Chapeaustand clan. Does anyone vouch for "Twolly"?

I've sent the person a message asking if they know anyone in the clan. Thanks.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Never mind - it's OatmealFairy's multi. She should have mentioned it to me.
 
Posted by sndrake (Member # 4941) on :
 
For anyone playing...

The countdown to NS13 is underway!

Already a storm (which is probably nothing to worry about) is hovering over the kingdom. The Grim Grimacite Site is now open to adventurers. No one is sure what to do with chunks of depleted grimacite that are among the item drops gotten by doing battle with the Penguin Mafia.

Here's what Jick says is ahead for NS13:

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What is NS13?
NS13 represents a complete paradigm shift, full of hyper-evolved Web 2.0-enabled RPG synergy. It's also a great big content update for KoL. Biggest one ever. Bigger even than the ascension rollout, in terms of sheer volume of new stuff.

What are we adding?

The most obvious change is that the Naughty Sorceress quest is moving to level 13, and there are two new Council quests for levels 11 and 12. They're both huge, sprawling, epic, and come equipped with several chocks full of awesomeness. This awesomeness includes:

*A bunch of new zones. Let's call it 30ish.
*More than 400 new items, over 100 new monsters, and at least 20 new trophies.
*Content additions to many of the early-game Council quests.
*A brand-new Guild quest, with a new boss and some neat rewards.
*New, more interesting challenges and rewards in Fernswarthy's Basement.
*A completely revamped and content-rich Bounty Hunter Hunter.
*Small content updates in nearly every existing zone.
*A new Casual ascension type -- no Ronin, no Hagnk's, just reincarnate and keep playing.
*A super-awesome, super-secret, super-new ascension type -- the long pined-for totally level playing field.
And more!


 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I'm trying to ascend three characters before NS-13 rolls out. I've got my main character, which always plays hardcore, then two softcore characters. One I had passed off to my daughter who then decided she doesn't want to play. [Dont Know] My hardcore character (CaySedai) is going for two trophies, and needs about six more pounds of familiar weight for one, then I have to remember to ascend with my 20-lb stab bat for the other. I was also going for the Level 30 trophy, but won't make that one. Next time, maybe.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
[Smile] I've earned my worm riding hooks. I love this game.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Worm riding hooks? I'll have to find out about that.
 
Posted by Tammy (Member # 4119) on :
 
Alas, I was only allowed one worm ride. [Frown]
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
My account has been deleted for lack of participation.

I guess I'll start over.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
Dana: I can send you an item that you keep through a rollover, then send it back.

From the KoL wiki:
Having a Mr. Store item, familiar, or skill at rollover will cause your account to have the 'nodelete' flag set, so it will not ever be deleted due to inactivity. When this happens, the message, "This account will not be deleted from inactivity" will be displayed at the bottom of the account menu.

I have spent a few dollars for Mr. Accessories which I have traded in on various items. I can't send familiars, but I have familiar equipment and other equipment that can be sent.
 
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
 
That would be lovely. My character is also named Dana.
 
Posted by CaySedai (Member # 6459) on :
 
I whitelisted you so you will join the clan automatically. I'll send you a Mayflower bouquet. Keep it for a couple of days, check "account" to make sure it has the no delete message, then send it back. [Wink]
 


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