4zb4's Grab n' Dash challenge

Jan 23, 2011, 3:55 am
#1
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Think you're the fastest, greediest adventurer there ever was in the world of IVAN? Now's your chance to prove it, with the:

GRAB N' DASH

CHALLENGE!


The backstory is thus:
A rebel faction has risen in New Attnam. They seek to overthrow Decos and his guardsmen, but are making little progress due to one slight complication - all they have are bananas. So the rebels have appointed YOU to go gather supplies to help the resistance! The rebellion begins in exactly one day, so you'd better hurry!

The rules are as follows:

Courier:
1) You have exactly one day to complete the challenge. As soon as it hits "day 2" on your IVAN clock, it's GAME OVER.
2) You score points by collecting items. The items can be absolutely anything. Even broken bottles and severed arms.
3) When you have collected as many items as you can you must rush back to New Attnam and place the items on the ground - 1 tile per item. This will be how your score will be judged. - Note that the more items you have, the longer this final procedure will take, so be sure to manage your time well!
4) If you encounter a bones file - It's your lucky day!
5) Only Vanilla IVAN 0.50 is to be used.
6) You cannot kill any slaves.
7) Be sure to provide a screenshot!
NO WIZ MODE (duh)

Pack Rat:
1) You have exactly one day to complete the challenge. As soon as it hits "day 2" on your IVAN clock, it's GAME OVER.
2) You score points by collecting items. The items can be absolutely anything. Even broken bottles and severed arms.
3) When time hits 0:00 on day 2, do a count of the items in your inventory and then post here.
4) No bones files - Find one and your game is forfeit.
5) Only Vanilla IVAN 0.50 is to be used.
6) You cannot kill any slaves.
7) Screenshot not necessary (but feel free to if you choose).
NO WIZ MODE (duh)

So, have at it fellow Attnamese!

Scoreboard:

Courier:
Alveradok - 96

Pack Rat:
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Jan 23, 2011, 4:05 am
#2
kobold lord


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You sure you want to allow bones? Oh well, challenge accepted!

Can I throw items to their places when I get back to new attnam?
Jan 23, 2011, 4:10 am
#3
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I don't think you should have to get back to NA and lay out the items. The biggest obstacle here is weight management. Just have people screenshot their inventory at the moment it becomes day 2.
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Jan 23, 2011, 4:13 am
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kobold lord


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Actually dropping all the items would have another problem: You need to screenshot them all and that's going to be hard with a limited sight.

I don't think screenshots should be nessesary, just have people post the number of items in their inventory.
Jan 23, 2011, 4:16 am
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That could be problematic though because of the weight limit. Seeing as you're going to become overloaded at some point, that sorta limits the chances of getting many items. Having to offload your items at New Attnam puts the pressure on and gives a more "challenging" feeling to it. However I could just say to dump all the items in a pile in New Attnam and screenshot how many there are.
Also, I just tried this myself for proof of concept, and got me a 9 x 5 rectangle of items in New Attnam.
Limited sight doesn't matter because it remembers where all the items are anyway.

Alternatively I could just go with what you guys said and just get people to post how many items they had. The only problem with this is again the weight limit - players who get a higher Lstr generated will generally have an advantage over anyone who doesn't. But this might lead to it becoming more interesting, with people finding new ways to have a higher inventory count.

Or perhaps I could run both, having seperate scoreboards for both styles?
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Jan 23, 2011, 4:21 am
#6
kobold lord


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Limited sight doesn't matter because it remembers where all the items are anyway.
Oh, well then I think it's fine.

The weight limit adds to the stratagy of what you decide to pick up and what you dont and makes it more interesting. I think you should keep it the way it is then.
Jan 23, 2011, 4:25 am
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People with higher leg strength will have an advantage anyway. Also, having to go back and forth will advantage people with higher agility. Randomly generated stats means some games will have advantages over others.

The reason I suggested you not bother with taking the items back is that since you've placed a time limit that's just wasted time going back and forth, not to mention that, as cow noted, the weight limit adds to the strategy. By the way I would like to stress that this is just a suggestion, it's your challenge.
Jan 23, 2011, 4:31 am
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Your feedback is appreciated Chao, it's good to know when I may be making outlandish decisions
Well, I think I may have to run both.
I'll separate it into two sections: Pack Rat, (Inventory at the start of day 2) and Courier (Heave them back to New Attnam).
Unless you can think of better names?

Oh, and I accidentally skipped over cowofdoom's question: Yes you can throw them.
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Jan 23, 2011, 4:44 am
#9
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Posts: 1,770
Ok, so my guy who was doing the proof of concept died so I did another one to show how it works.
Here's my screenshot, at 00:00 day 2. "Courier" style.

36 items total.
Could've done better. However through playing this, a few things were brought to my attention:
*Spider webs are extreme time wasters.
*So is leprosy, especially in the legs.

Also just did a "Pack Rat" playthrough.
Had an amazing 84 items in my inventory, and was completely overloaded.
Notable loot: Mjolak (Broken)
Notes: Pack Rat is actually harder than I would've thought to get a good score. I had to dump all my stuff at the stairs to UT2, and kept bringing back things from other levels. When it got to around 23:30 I headed back, picked everything up and did a quick count.
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Jan 23, 2011, 11:22 am
#10
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Why kill slaves when mining is the perfect exploit?
Well I assume that a bolt has a given, numeric, amouunt of perwer. (assi in enegri)... unless it's LAERSER SKISKLS POEWN PEWN!
Jan 24, 2011, 7:20 am
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It reminds me of good old Diablo 1 days when I used to play games on IronMan rule-set all the time. Maybe the next version of Ivan should contain Challange modes like DooMRL?
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