Heirloom Derby

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby acidcat » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:38 am

Awww. I had hoped to see the finished leaderboards of this months derby. Who won and who got runner up prizes?

Was the reason it not being left up for clutter, because of the debate on who won or just it was never planned to be left up?

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Harry Dresden » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:14 am

It's there. Click the First link at the bottom of the current leaderboard.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:25 am

I didn't think to check if that actually worked. I'll assume the "first" link actually takes you back.

But they should be preserved in perpetuity. Which is kind of cool.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby acidcat » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:17 am

Oops! Thanks HD. That's embarassing, I know how to drive an interwebs normally. Sigh.

Some pretty darned fast times. Props to everyone who took part. Are the winners the four names at the top? (Sorry if this restarts the argument from page 1, I'm just interested - and will also hopefully take part once RL slows down a bit. Moving house and moving job means that playing games time is seriously shortened!)

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Harry Dresden » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:06 am

Those are the winners, yeah, but lots of people (maybe all?) get prizes. Dresden II got 4 prizes, even though I only "won" one category. They're all equipped on that account if anyone wants to see them in their non-Heirloomed form.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:01 am

acidcat wrote:Some pretty darned fast times. Props to everyone who took part. Are the winners the four names at the top?
Seconded on the props! And yes, the winners are the top row :)

Harry Dresden wrote:Those are the winners, yeah, but lots of people (maybe all?) get prizes. Dresden II got 4 prizes, even though I only "won" one category. They're all equipped on that account if anyone wants to see them in their non-Heirloomed form.
Everyone who participated should have gotten something.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby xKiv » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:53 am

Whoa, we are going the get an entire set of kitchenware, eventually?

I wonder what exactly is "better the longer it is in the family". Doing heirloom runs with that particular reward?

Also ... "secret reward". Hmm. What could that be for.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Patojonas » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:14 am

I'd like to point out that the account that won in both speed categories, Blackmatter615 does have IOTM sidekicks, but didn't use them. His greatest advantage was the ability to tame. That and a lot of permed skills, even though only class skills could have SP applied in the winning runs.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Satan » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:10 pm

Pato, like I said, it's not really the sidekicks that influence the win. It's luck that you need to push that 5 day run into 4 days. I was also a naturalist and tamed to speed up leveling, but bad luck in a few spots hunting for non-coms and items kept me from 4 days. Although having the sidekicks certainly lowers the amount of good luck you need.
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Patojonas » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:39 pm

I guess I was lucky when it came to rng. I'd like to say mister tea was critical, but in my best time there was no mister tea consumed....also, both BM615 and Feathergod competed and Feathergod showed a consistently poorer performance due to lack of perms, it got beat more often and I had to spend more time resting. That was what separated both my alts since they both had similar luck.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:02 pm

I definitely don't know how to speed run. Haven't even got my merit badge for that yet. Happy to have gotten a sweet 100 damage knife for my efforts though. Don't even think it has a level limit on it either.
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Cristiona » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:34 am

Harry Dresden wrote:Dresden II got 4 prizes, even though I only "won" one category.

Boo. I only got two items.

Shouldn't my winning run have netted me a second participation prize?
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:08 am

ErfMortium wrote:I definitely don't know how to speed run. Haven't even got my merit badge for that yet. Happy to have gotten a sweet 100 damage knife for my efforts though. Don't even think it has a level limit on it either.
Congrats! Enjoy it in good health :)

Cristiona wrote:Shouldn't my winning run have netted me a second participation prize?
Congratulations on your win! The participation... well, the message explains it. "Consolation Prize" is probably the more apt term.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Cristiona » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:55 am

Maybe I'm understanding wrong...

I did 2 heirloom runs with the googles this time. One got me the swimsuit (yay!) but the other netted nothing. Shouldn't there have been gum for my second run which was terrible and useless?
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:56 am

Cristiona wrote:Maybe I'm understanding wrong...

I did 2 heirloom runs with the googles this time. One got me the swimsuit (yay!) but the other netted nothing. Shouldn't there have been gum for my second run which was terrible and useless?
You should only get the gum for a side of the derby where you participated, but didn't get any prizes for that side of the derby.

If that makes sense.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Cristiona » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:31 am

Ahhh. Okay. That makes sense.
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Satan » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:58 am

Questions on the 'Better the longer they're in the family' modifier:

Does choosing not to do an heirloom run reset the bonus?
Does choosing a different item for heirloom run reset the bonus?
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:10 pm

Satan wrote:Questions on the 'Better the longer they're in the family' modifier:

Does choosing not to do an heirloom run reset the bonus?
Does choosing a different item for heirloom run reset the bonus?
They don't need to be consecutive at all, no. As long as you have those heirloom runs on record, the bonuses should remain the same.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Satan » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:28 pm

Hey, Kinak's not evil after all :p
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby acidcat » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:40 pm

Great. Thanks Satan, he'll take that as a challenge now.
You've doomed us all!!! :shock:

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:34 pm

Bwa ha ha ha ha!

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:04 pm

Shame my heirloom knives aren't dual wieldable :) Or tradable...
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby xKiv » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:07 am

erfMortium wrote:Shame my heirloom knives aren't dual wieldable :) Or tradable...


Weld 2 heirloom knives.
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Harry Dresden » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:02 am

erfMortium wrote:Shame my heirloom knives aren't dual wieldable :) Or tradable...


That's what I'm shooting to get this month. So someone better do a 21 mettle run in each category to beat my 19 mettle runs!

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Isladar » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:06 am

That's what I'm shooting to get this month. So someone better do a 21 mettle run in each category to beat my 19 mettle runs!



Give me another day or two.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:31 am

I actually screwed up and did a dumb mettle run that was no good for speed or mettle!

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:13 am

Here was me thinking that heirloom gum would be reusable somehow, darn!
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:42 pm

erfMortium wrote:Here was me thinking that heirloom gum would be reusable somehow, darn!
Yeah, I always want both to be something that's available that month.

Which is a shame, because some holiday and otherwise really-limited content has the funnest (or maybe funniest) potential runs.

Edit: This is a reading comprehension fail on my part, but left for a) the next couple posts making sense and b) to point and laugh at.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Satan » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:48 pm

Kinak wrote:
erfMortium wrote:Here was me thinking that heirloom gum would be reusable somehow, darn!
Yeah, I always want both to be something that's available that month.

Which is a shame, because some holiday and otherwise really-limited content has the funnest (or maybe funniest) potential runs.

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I think you misunderstood what he meant. He meant that he thought the gum itself wouldn't be consumed on use, so you could use it for another run later. I think.
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:01 pm

Satan wrote:I think you misunderstood what he meant. He meant that he thought the gum itself wouldn't be consumed on use, so you could use it for another run later. I think.
Oh, yeah, I misread "gum" as "gun" and thought he was talking about the taffy puller.

So, I figured he wanted another month with the taffy puller. And who could blame him? Mmmmm taffy.

Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:43 am

Well, you just actually followed your own pun. It was a long stretch to decide that me saying 'heirloom gum' actually meant the taffy puller :)

Satan is right though. I had hoped that the heirloom gum would follow the trend of Violet Beauregarde's record breaking piece of gum and keep going and going and going!

I have to admit that I'm actually curious as to how some heirloom gum would get better after bringing it through as a heirloom!
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Sanjuro » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:27 am

Wouldn't that chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Kinak » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:50 am

Ah, yeah, the heirloom gum is more Dale Cooper than Violet Beauregarde.

But that really was a stretch :lol:

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:39 am

So close yet so far! Coming second on the speed runs. Maybe only 2 chances at getting on top!
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Harry Dresden » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:40 am

Are you using your gold foils? You can make a shirt and pants that help with HP and PP generation for the first 3-5 levels. You can also get rid of the -1 PP from the bike if you have a spare foil you don't want to save for later.

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:15 pm

Yeah. Though I'm actually now realising that waiting to use gold foil for foyal crown is quite a good idea.
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Harry Dresden » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:07 am

I'm ambivalent on that one. You won't get a crown until the level 9 quest, and then only if you get lucky; there have been runs when I've never gotten a snug breeches, lover's locket half, or truepenny blade. And then, if you do get it, you only wear it for 1 1/2 - 2 levels. I prefer the PP/HP boost in the early levels so that I can push into areas I normally couldn't handle.

Others may have a different opinion on that, though. I'm not always "optimal".

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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby erfMortium » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Yikes.

I cleaned up this time. 2 skillets, a derby, swimsuit, carraigeless horse, diamond.

Seriously cool :)
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Re: Heirloom Derby

Postby Mana Yachanichu » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:01 am

I started doing heirloom runs as soon as they were introduced - mostly because they allow me to use my digitizer and multiversal call center without having to worry about pulls. So doing derby runs is just like doing normal runs for me, besides what I pull. Despite that, I've managed to get a non-gum prize just once. I presume this says something about my skill level but ah, it's fun anyways.


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