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Maso wants you!

Postby Harry Dresden » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:22 pm

In honor of Nommy's hardcore Masoness, I have decided to start up a new contest/bounty. This is going to be a long-term thing, so don't be afraid to join in if you don't find this thread for a while.

Goal: Complete 3 straight Maso runs.

Prize: 5 stars for first to complete, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, and 1 star for the fifth. Heck, if you finish within a month of the last winner, I'll still give you a star just for putting in the effort.

Rules:
- You cannot win if you are Nommy. (She already got her prize.)
- Runs must be CONSECUTIVE. This means no other run types in between.
- Maso runs from before the contest started will not count. Talk of allowing runs that started a few days before applied before I shortened the contest from 5 runs to 3.

Once you've completed the runs, post here and I'll check your profile to verify. Winners will be listed in red below.

Winners
1) Jaico
2) Lichen
3) Seventhcross
4) Lxndr
5) Hannahmaus
Honorable mention: Acidcat

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:25 pm

Aw, I started a day or two ago!
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Harry Dresden » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:38 pm

That I'll allow. A day or two isn't going to really set you so far ahead of the competition that you'll automatically win.

EDIT: Assuming there even is any competition.

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:36 pm

I won't win; don't worry. Cris'll beat me... as will others, I'm sure.
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Cristiona » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:42 pm

Pfft. Screw maso.
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:05 pm

You gave up already?!
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Hannahmaus » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:49 am

I did 2 Masos back to back when retcon came out, then switched the no-skill setting to "Permed skills remembered, skill points only for class skills, 2 points".

Seriously thinking of going for this, just dubious as I am very slow because I don't do stuff with FT and optimising and all the nerdy stuff serious players do.

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:09 am

I don't optimize... I just play. Which is why I will most likely NOT win.
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Nommy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:09 pm

Psha optimization. It's all about having fun anyway. :3

Also, I find the rules of this contest discriminatory.

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby seventhcross » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:21 pm

Curse you Harry! I just finished my first run and it took me like 15 days to complete... bleh, so many others who can do them so much faster.... I shall try though.
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Garfnobl » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:24 pm

Since I started my 4th consecutive maso run just before your contest start day, you'd want me to run 5 more? Thanks, but no thanks :lol:

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Harry Dresden » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:21 pm

In consideration of how long Maso takes, and how little you people seem inclined to do it, I've lowered the number of runs to 3.

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Cristiona » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:06 pm

"You people"... hmph!
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:32 am

Okay, I gave up on maso... too frickin' hard. Not worth it without some sort of award for doing it. And since Ryme said that's not happening, neither are my maso runs. Sorry.
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Hannahmaus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:26 pm

I bit the bullet and went back into maso. Thing is, first 2 attempts to retcon just reset the retcon form somehow, so by the 3rd attempt I was getting frustrated and failed to set my class! I've always been a gadgeteer since I started and now suddenly I'm an unwilling psion maso. The reasons why that's a big deal are explained here:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av1JPq0Qmy4

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby TeKRunneR » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:27 pm

Oh, if only there were a way to change class in-run!

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Lxndr » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:53 pm

Now that's reduced to 3 straight Maso runs, I'm in.

Nat/Ele/Psion. This is going to be grueling.
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Patojonas » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:53 am

TeKRunneR wrote:Oh, if only there were a way to change class in-run!


there is: transmogrify

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby acidcat » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:55 am

Now my transmogrifying debacle is over, I'm coming for you all! :twisted:

Let's go people. 8)

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Lxndr » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:49 am

Starting my second Maso run today.
I'm sure most of you will beat me. :D
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby acidcat » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:20 am

Good grief... I'd forgotten how hard maso is. Especially as I don't have any healing as a naturalist. I'm glad the bands event dropped lots of bandaids.

Level 8 through my first maso run... How is everyone else doing?

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Lxndr » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:46 am

level 8 and a few levels behind in quests on my 2nd (contest-relevant) Maso run

Elemental is kicking my ass :(
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Hannahmaus » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:38 am

I stuck with the accidental psion run... it was harsh, compared with gadgeteer. Finished it, now level 6 gadgeteer.

(DOH! at having totally forgotten transmog at the start.)

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby acidcat » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:56 pm

I can beat that Hannah - my transmog debacle was that I transmogged just before I tried to retcon, not realising that there was a level 11 requirement to retcon.

Was not a happy bunny. Had to get to level 11 again from scratch :evil:

Kicked myself for going after the transmog badge and doubly for not realising that you should transmog at the start, not end

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby AldenteVonTino » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:10 am

Maso? I myself have yet completed ONE run of retcon, so let me backtrack thru some old posts/threads to get my vocabulary at least close to on track w/ everyone else...
...Ok?
(btw, ewww! Some of the post I've already looked at tell me it's a 'some form of female animal kept as a pet' in maso! Sheesh I've work to do...)
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Lxndr » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:53 pm

AldenteVonTino wrote:Some of the post I've already looked at tell me it's a 'some form of female animal kept as a pet' in maso! Sheesh I've work to do...)


'some sort of female animal'?
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby acidcat » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:00 pm

Just finished my first Maso run - took me 18 days. Felt like much, much longer.

Big improvement over my other Maso run near the start which took 43 days (but I went after the space station bonus mettle)

I assume Nommy must be able to do it much faster than that. How long should I be aiming at (what's possible)?

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby chuwenhsuan » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:33 am

I've already done 4 maso runs a long time ago, you want me to do 4 more? o.O

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Lxndr » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:54 pm

Just 3. :D
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Nommy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:55 pm

I win, again. >}

And for the record, I think TeKRunneR has done the fastest run in 12 days, but usually you can get one done in about 15.

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby chuwenhsuan » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:58 pm

I believe there's a 11-day maso run somewhere out there.......

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Lxndr » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:59 am

I'm on my 3rd run, first day... anyone else participating?
Where are you?
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby acidcat » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:41 am

I'm still playing - but as I'm only level 5 on my second Maso I'm very much competing for the consolation prizes...

And Nommy - I just looked at your retcon history to try and understand what Harry meant by starting this contest... :shock:
I don't understand... why?

And although I love elemental, they do suck at low level. At level 70 or so they're unstoppable

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Nommy » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:59 am

Blasphemy, Elementals are perfect at every level! And Maso is the only way to play. :wink:

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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby AldenteVonTino » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:40 pm

Words you don't want to see:
You can't buy anything from the auction house while you're under retcon restrictions.

Bummer.
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Re: Maso wants you!

Postby Lxndr » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:07 pm

If the next IotM is a sidekick, stars will be wholly useful in Maso.
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