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Begins July 1st

Contest: Complete these four kinds of runs, using all four classes. At the end of the month, post your fastest run of each type. Remember: each class must be represented - if your best No Pulls run and Some Pulls run are both the same class, you must choose the second best of one type. Prizes will be awarded based on fastest total time count of four run types.
  • * No Pulls, All Permed Skills, Diet, Sidekick
    * Some Pulls, No Permed Skills, Decaf, No Sidekick
    * Max Pulls, only class skills, Naturally Hyper, Sidekick
    * All Items, No Permed Skills, Abstainer, No Sidekick
Prizes:
1st Prize - One of anything that I have 2+ of in my display case
2nd Prize - 2 stars
3rd Prize - your choice of 100 TNT or 400 recognizer bots

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bmara
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That's an interesting mix.
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That's different! I'm in, but if people finish as quickly as I expect my holiday days in July may affect my chances badly.

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mara wrote:Also count me as someone stalking your DC and taking screenshots ;-)
Stalk away. I already took out the item I didn't want people to select. :P

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Sure, I'll be in. I don't stand a chance in Hell, but I'll go for the gusto. Just to be certain, you do mean the first person to START and complete each of the runs beginning on July 1, correct? The way that its currently written, one could argue that they could start a run prior to July 1, and then complete it on July 1 to count as the first run.

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The contest doesn't begin until July 1st, so the first run can not start sooner than that.

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I think I'll go for this. I'm bored to tears on my march to 100 already, so if I'm not done by the first, I'll just scrap that and do this.

Edit: Also, I think I'll take one of your precious Ebon Eyes! BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
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Cristiona wrote:Also, I think I'll take one of your precious Ebon Eyes! BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
If you want to be that cruel and heartless, go for it. I'd buy it back for 2 stars.

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Don't know what I'd take, since I looked and didn't really see anything that I'd be apt to use. Not that I'd have to worry about that, though. I was hoping that the contest would only get three participants. :P

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A gold star's always useful. Or one of the donation items.

Or an ARF pass! :P
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I have ARF passes. I still haven't figured out how to use them effectively.

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My plans....
  • * No Pulls, All Permed Skills, Diet, Sidekick - Elementalist
    * Some Pulls, No Permed Skills, Decaf, No Sidekick - Psion
    * Max Pulls, only class skills, Naturally Hyper, Sidekick - Gadgeteer
    * All Items, No Permed Skills, Abstainer, No Sidekick - Naturalist
I might even have a chance at this.

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I'll probably try these:
* No Pulls, All Permed Skills, Diet, Sidekick - Elemental
* Some Pulls, No Permed Skills, Decaf, No Sidekick - Gadgeteer
* Max Pulls, only class skills, Naturally Hyper, Sidekick - Psion
* All Items, No Permed Skills, Abstainer, No Sidekick - Naturalist
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Just to clarify, "fastest" is based on total time in run, not days in run, correct?

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Fastest is indeed total run time for this contest, and days don't matter at all. Mostly because all 4 have to be done in 31 days, so it's not like someone can sit on a 5 Pull run for a week grabbing all kinds of goodies to speed up the run.

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Maybe they could, if they do all of the other runs fast enough that they can afford to waste a few days. Seeing some of bmara's runs, it shouldn't be that hard for her to sit on her 5-pull run for a few days, especially if she blasts through the all-items run on a Frayday. I'll definitely be carefully planning out these runs if I'm going to even stand a small chance.

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My personal strategy is to knock out the all-items and no-pulls runs at the start, and then see where I stand for the 5- and 10-pull runs. I already started day late, so I'm hoping that it doesn't make a huge difference. I don't think that I had the resources to take advantage of Freyday, anyway.

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Stupid no-skills Elemental run...

Proper Grounding - 5176.44 min
Air Shield - 5508.5 min

I mean, honestly, this is getting silly. It's only day 2!
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Well, my day 2 in the no-pulls run started out a bit better when I snagged Wraith. However, things slowed down quickly when I hit the level 5 quest and couldn't pull memory tubes to save my life. I ended the day on level 6, and I'm still waiting on a second memory tube so I can start decrypting. Hopefully, I'll be able to overcome this glitch in my plans. Curse you, RNG!

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On my 10 pull run, so of course, the first freaking turn in Cochise is the stupid semi-rare.
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I'm all class:
You activate the atomic wedge, which zips over to The Mick and jams into them in a particularly painful fashion, delivering 55 damage. You can tell they're not going to be moving very quickly in the near future, neither while trying to hit nor while trying to dodge.

Victory! You beat up your foe and win the combat!
Oh, I'm also done.

No Pulls, All Permed Skills, Diet, Sidekick: Psion; 5 days; 44h 11m 50s
Some Pulls, No Permed Skills, Decaf, No Sidekick: Elemental; 6 days; 38h 32m 0s
Max Pulls, only class skills, Naturally Hyper, Sidekick: Naturalist; 4 days; 30h 38m 5s
All Items, No Permed Skills, Abstainer, No Sidekick: Gadgeteer; 3 days; 22h 8m 25s
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By comparison, all of my runs are looking to be like ten hours longer than Cris's, so I'm a shoe-in for fourth place. :P I even did badly on my no-pulls run, which should have been something of an equalizer. I made a few stupid moves towards the end, though. My only hope to even look like I was really trying is to pull off a good 5-pull run. Since I have the rest of the month to do it, I might have a chance to at least have a respectable ending.

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<reading comprehension failure removed>

:oops:
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Wasn't that exactly what I said?

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Beat me by a handful of hours on each!

Congrats.
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Acidcat is already finished, too, I think, though there might be time to try to re-try one of the runs to get a better time. My own times are merely a technicality, since most of you have shorter times for your four runs than I did with only three, so my final run isn't going to change my chances. :P

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Yep, as Hardware said I'm also done now. I've been trying to re-run some runs faster, but there is no way I'll even be the same ballpark as mara.

Wouldn't have beaten mara at the best of times, but holiday season, new jobs, new house and everything has made everything a little more difficult. (UK is slightly 3rd world, internet takes 4 weeks to get plumbed in...)

Congrats mara, good luck to Cris and hardware

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Luck isn't going to help me. :P I'm in fourth place, no matter how you slice it.

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Finished, and boy does it suck. :P

38 Naturalist 2012-07-07 04:57:59 6 33h 29m 26s 13 13 0 57 Balanced
39 Elemental 2012-07-11 23:02:24 6 53h 48m 8s 11 12 0 7 Balanced
40 Gadgeteer 2012-07-17 15:50:21 6 39h 22m 53s 11 10 0 204 Balanced
41 Psion 2012-07-26 22:19:24 11 44h 35m 55s 11 17 0 157 Balanced

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Tomorrow is the last day, in case any of you are still trying to improve a run time.

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Turns out I can't go faster than my first four runs anyway.

116 Psion 2012-07-05 14:28:57 4 30h 45m 47s 11 10 0 N/A Judicious
117 Gadgeteer 2012-07-10 13:28:04 6 33h 43m 11s 11 17 0 N/A Balanced
118 Elemental 2012-07-15 16:40:45 6 43h 45m 54s 11 12 0 N/A Balanced
119 Naturalist 2012-07-19 00:42:16 4 21h 40m 15s 11 13 0 N/A Altruist

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Short of my math being off, here are the results:

1 - Bmara
2 - Acidcat
3 - Cristiona
4 - Hardware

Bmara, tell me which Display Case item you want. And Cris needs to tell me if she wants the TNT or recognizer bots. Prizes will go out tomorrow.

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*shakes a fist at acidcat*

Um. Guess I'll take the TNT.
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Prizes sent.

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Sorry Cris.
Well done mara, no idea how you manage to be *so* much faster than anyone else on these runs.
Hard luck hardware, well done for just taking part.

Big thanks to Harry. It was fun :)

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