Saturday, 30 August 2014

Random pictures

Tod's skeleton

Tod was building a skeleton, but he had not decided how to do the skull:

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Minotaur's lair

The concealment scroll

The concealment scroll is some very cool magic. It allows one person to turn a whole team invisible. This allows them to kill grouped mobs one at a time, such as in Skaldor's lair.  It even has theoretical playerkilling uses, since a team of assassins could surround someone and backstab them to death.

Killing Skaldor with concealment requires some discipline, since people have to attack one target at a time and avoid accidentally hitting others, especially when the skeletons see gold or weapons on the ground and rush to pick them up.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Interview with Junglist

Junglist is one of the game's longest playing players, and easily the oldest of the top ten. Many noobs recognize him from the youtube video of Akrabu being killed. Along with being a powerful player he has been in many wars, and still is at war with many players; he is someone with courage to play at high stakes, and this gives him a dangerous reputation.

The legendary Junglist in town

Should noobs fear you?
No I help the noobs
So you never kill them?
Well I went on a purge day once. 
I've heard rumors about purge days, I don't think you're the only one whose done it.
Nice to know
High percentages can overwhelm the malt and hops
5.7 seems high for a pale ale
*Laugh*, it does seem high. I like IPA at 4.2%
Who are you at war with?
Well I'm currently being hunted by Jabok, Milk, and half of Logos, and Pie, etc.
You old-timers have always seemed near-invincible to me, but it sounds like you are facing a great threat.
Well it's hard to fight when your blind.
I suppose these new magics are making things really dangerous, blind and fear and silence for instance.
Not so much dangerous as ******* expensive. Fear silence blind will cost me 40k... I only have 30k in my bank. Fighting is pricy.
And what do you think about that, is it making war too much about wealth?
Well if I got experience from rapidly firing these scrolls, it wouldn't bother me... I have a question for you
Why not?
Why do you seem to avoid conflict at all costs?
Well I'm like a reporter, so if I stay neutral I can speak to all the sides and post it on my blog.
But if you don't get involved how can you interact?
That's a good point, It probably causes me to miss out on content. That's why I'm glad blogs like Team Rocket exist who show the PvP side of the game. Final question, what scroll would you design?
A find alts scroll
Very innovative. Thank you for the interview. I would upload it straight away, but I have important things to do first like reading poems and watching Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey, really?
You English?
Oh, fair enough.


Some young people might read this so I do not want to influence anyone down the wrong path. So a warning:  Downton Abbey is pretty lame. Mandatory shows to view should be Firefly, The IT Crowd, and Red Dwarf. Farscape is an optional bonus.

Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Wire are also good if you are old enough.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Skeleton rattle

I saw a "rattle rattle" sound from a skeleton, which I think means that they are carrying an item. Today a rattling one dropped two health potions and someone's forest ring.

Grumtuk was offline at the time. Since the desert is so vast, and has roaming monsters who can pick things up, recovering items must be very difficult. Maybe he gave up looking for it. But I think that extra challenge adds to it's atmosphere.

Wizard the pro

One of the game's most powerful players let me borrow his bone shield:

I did not dare attack anything since it not the sort of thing one wants flying out of his hand, but you can see how cool it looks.