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There's so much great shit going on right now.

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assfingers From: assfingers Date: June 7th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I am pondering the permanent account. 100 icons would just be fabulous.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
All these damn nouveau perms, with their hundred icons, not knowing what it was like back in the day. When we bought our accounts, we didn't even have extra phone post space to seduce us. We believed in the mission! Why, in my day...
madolan From: madolan Date: June 7th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
PICKLE FACTORY! But have they brought back ghost pickles on a stick?

I'm a bit worried about Ascension, but that's because I'm only level 16. I haven't had time to get too bored with the game yet. I fear that which is new. I'm pretty sure I'll be taking a hardcore Ascension path in a couple of days, though. (Assuming a level 16 can beat the Sorceress.)

You should send me all your recipes.
madolan From: madolan Date: June 7th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
...I really ought to get to work, but I'm busy adventuring in the Pickle Factory. It's important.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
The pickle factory only comes once in a blue moon. I was so happy when I realized that I forgot to take my turns yesterday, and had the full amount (as I eat/drink myself to before stat days). Make sure you're using a gravy fairy or coffee sprite with its equipment and three tiny plastic versions of it. The more items you can get today, the better.

Odds are, people won't be powerful enough to take the factory on again most of the time, as they'll ascend before getting that buff. It arriving today was a nice treat from Jick.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I think Jick re-enabled pickles on a stick after the second time the factory came back. I could be wrong about that one.

Don't worry about only being level 16. There was even talk of a level cap at some point, decently below that, so you should be able to handle the Sorceress. As for not being bored with it yet, be grateful. I've been KoLmafia'ing in my turns for a while now, only getting excited for new things like the Mexico area for a few days.

Regarding recipes, it all depends on what you're going for and what you have. If you've got a tiny plastic sword, you can make the best cocktails out there, re-using the one sword. Otherwise, you need to enlist a disco bandit to make the good stuff. With eating, you need a pastamancer to get the best stuff out there, the chow meins. The second best thing out there, and my usual meal, consists of a dish that a pastamancer and sauceror need to work together to make: the hell ramen. I'm probably going to ascend to a sauceror, so I can make them myself.

Hardcore, eh? I don't think I'm hardcore enough to do that just yet. I might do a no-eating or no-drinking ascension, though.
madolan From: madolan Date: June 7th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I have a ghost pickle on a stick! I'm so happy I could weep tears of ghostly pickling solution.

I'm actually not noticing an increase in pickle factory drops-- 28 pounds of coffee sprite seems to be giving as much as 8 pounds of cheshire bat.

And I've never had luck mixing drinks with the accessories like ice, swords, and coconut shells, despite the fact that I'm a Disco Bandit with Advanced Cocktailcrafting. Can't figure it out.

I usually buy my hell ramen. I admit that I have a sauceror alt, but I actually haven't cheated much. I'm frustrated with the alt because he won't be ready to ascend for weeks. I'm not bored playing my primary char but with the alt... yes, it's very possible to get bored of the Spooky Woods. VERY bored.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yay for the ghost pickle. I'm so glad that he re-enabled that, for a while they were incredibly rare, as most people hoarded them in food form.

There's a difference. I was an idiot and had 28 pounds of coffee sprite with a Lucky Tam O'Shanter instead of 28 lbs + Maypole, and was getting slightly less cukes and vinegars from the critters. It's cruel having it come out on the second day of a two-day stat day, though. I'm sure most people burned all of their turns yesterday.

What's the error message you get when you try to mix the drink? If it's a valid drink and you don't have the cocktail crafting, it tells you that. Swords anyone can use (another reason I love 'em). You just have to ``shake'' the sword with a jumbo olive, cherry, or lime. Yes, mix it like a cocktail instead of combining it. I don't understand, either.

For a long time, the sauceror got the best end of the hell ramen deal. When they were the best food out there (pre-chow mein), it seems like they got all the meat while us pastamancers got shafted. People even did charts of the economic trickle. Hellion cubes would go for a certain reasonable price, hell broth would go for a much higher price, then hell ramen for a slightly higher price. At this point, the jump's a bit more even between the two processing steps, which is good for me. I buy hell broth in bulk, then mix up a batch for myself for a few days with the dry noodles I have lying around from daily pastamancing.

So why are you Spooky Woodsing with the sauceror?
madolan From: madolan Date: June 7th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Maybe I'm working from a bad recipe list-- I get the usual "those items do not combine to make a refreshing cocktail" message when I try and add a tiny umbrella or ice cubes to a drink. Irksome.

I was Spooky Woodsing to get my sauceror's stats up. It's like pulling teeth. The guy can't even kill the Goblin King yet! I think that with Nardolin I was so absorbed in playing the various areas that I leveled up without trying. When I realized that my attention was needed at the quests, it was easier as a result. Mea culpa for making an alt, really.

Do you think the Pickle Factory is a one-day trick like on April Fool's? Or will it stay there until Ascension so non-hardcore Ascended can eat spectral pickles every day?
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 9th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Can your sauceror do the spooky temple? That gets you up faster.

The pickle factory's always been a one or two day thing. It was around for another ten minutes or so after rollover, but I didn't get more than a few more adventures off, as I assumed it was going to be around for at least another hour. Foolish kingfox.

Another hour to go!!
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: June 7th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
We are geeks. I seriously borrowed $100 from Mike.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Fifty more cleavage and rear icons, please.

We all need to do what we can to make bornofdivinity happy.
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: June 7th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Fifty more cleavage and rear icons, please.

Hehe, I just generally need more good tittie pictures. And ass pictures.
You're so altruistic, Russ.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
With 100 icons, you should go about and steal your friend's best or favorite icons. Then there would be havoc and mayhem.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Like that time I posted with this icon listening to mrfantasy's favorite band and confused origamislayer.

Or I could make a few icons that slooooowly rotated through different icons of my friends, to throw off people slowly reading their friends page.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
That last option is keenly insidious but burgeoning with work; one shouldn't enter into such things lightly. I fully endorse it, however, as it is more subtly entertaining than most things that happen with icon theft or evn on my Flist. :)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
It doesn't take that much work.
  1. Fire up Microsoft GIF Animator.
  2. Plug in icons of friends.
  3. Enter in slow rotate speed.
  4. ???
  5. Profit!
abmann From: abmann Date: June 7th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
An interesting idea, however LJ allots only so much for icon file size.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 7th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
True, but assuming that you're sampling from static icons instead of animated icons, you could fit quite a few in below that limit. That icon you just used, for example, is 8.65 kb. That's barely over a fifth of what you could have used, and that's assuming that you keep the resolution as high. By reducing the quality of them, you could fit even more.
madolan From: madolan Date: June 9th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Argh. I have a few adventures left over from this morning, but I thought I'd remember to use them before the downtime. I thought I'd have time. This adventure... this adventure could have bought one more bottle of gin! This one could have purchased just 20 more mysteriousness stats! I could have done more!

So I'm terrified and waiting. I'm also drinking, and wondering if I'll be sober enough to Ascend correctly in a few hours. Oh, I'm nervous and excited and slightly fatalistic. Thought I'd share. I heart that game so much.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 9th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm currently threadjacking this thread at the forums left and right while watching DS9 from my TiVo. Not even playing Jade Empire any more.

I saved 140 adventures to bring myself up to the 200 max this afternoon, so I could have as many adventures as possible to tie up loose ends and tackle the sorceress.

Still, I don't know what to do. Hardcore or softcore? No food, no drink, or everything?

Jick says to do softcore first, but if I do hardcore I can get pastamancy and saucery to make Hell Ramen myself during hard or soft runs. Shit shit shit. What to do?
madolan From: madolan Date: June 9th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Hey, but they made the Spooky Temple more difficult! You're no longer guaranteed a 2-stat gain-- now you might lose stats. My little Gorasha started losing in the Temple just the other day. I don't mind harder levels, but it IS frustrating when you know you have to keep hitting an area solely to level up. Rargh. All my hopes are pinned on Nardolin, I tell you.

I'm on my third RL Salty Dog of the evening so I probably shouldn't Ascend tonight. I keep hitting the webpage, though! FREAK=ME. I never really utilized the forums but I suspect I might need to in order to maintain any type of equality during Ascension.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 9th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Eeeek, that is quite a change.

I'm so out of touch about what's available at what point. I remember doing nothing but the barrel full of barrels for a while for booze, I remember the island kicking my ass hardcore until I adventured up my stats quite a bit. Maybe I'll get another mister A to help my adventuring early on, as I'll need to exchange it for the familiar of the month while at graye's anyway?

jenniever and I just got jennifriend hooked a few days ago, before she goes out west for grad school. We're evil.

Booze is sounding better and better...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 9th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC) (Hard link)
It's back up!


madolan From: madolan Date: June 9th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm speechless! Breathless! Drunk!!

No, really. I'm almost happy that I can't figure out what items defeat an Electron Submarine. I'll come back to it tomorrow afresh. I wish I weren't such a spoiler whore. It's been far too easy as a newbie! The walkthroughs and spoilers already existed!

So I go to sleep, unfulfilled but expectant. Thanks for letting me know it was back up! Such excitement resulted!

kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 9th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
You should join our clan channel. We could all talk there.

Ascension is great! Wheee!
madolan From: madolan Date: June 9th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm not ignoring you in chat, I just don't know how to use it. I'm deathly afraid I'll send out my commands to the chat channel again. You might have to walk me through it. Sorry for my newbieness.

I'm about to face the Sorceress! I might try to bribe spoilers out of you.
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