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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:24 PM // 14:24   #1
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Default Crazy idea not sure if its been done

As we all know as gamers, there are people who say, i done this ive done that, noone can beat me at this and that

how about some little challanges?

ascalon to droks or LA the fastest?

maybe having a full party with one person as time keeper/ref/spectator, the spectator dies immediately and then watches the race of the others in the group, to time them and start each checkpoint. if a runner dies they are not out and still participate. but they recieve a penalty of +30 seconds of the winning checkpoint time

each race done in stages to portal zones as a check point. so the one who finishes at droks / LA first isnt always the one who will win, as they might have previous poor check point times when all is totalled up.

check point examples

old ascalon - the breach
the breach - diessa lowlands
diessa lowlands - ascalon foothills

just an idea, to find brilliant runners friendly and most of all have a laugh,

The reason why ive listed tyria is 90%+ have tyria and not the other campaigns,

just to make it clear another post i made was asking if it still possible to run there still, as i do have a character who needs to go droks, but let me make it clear if i was the spectator timing i would make sure its my monk whos 100% carteographer, so people dont think i want a free run lol

feed back on idea please? lets get some fun back in GW as far as im concerned gw started dying cuz of heros, people took them instead of other people. so lets have a laugh and enjoy the last breath of GW.

hope u like
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:48 PM // 14:48   #2
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Sounds like fun.
Everyone who claims to have set records can now prove it.
Be sure to record and put it on youtube, or even a livestream if thats possible.
Would make for some decent popcorn entertainment.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:00 PM // 15:00   #3
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well it all depends if all the runners will get out their boots and prove it, if there was no portals you could of said first one there wins, but as there is portals its proberley best to do it as per check point as i suggested. and also the good thing is, noone will actually know whos won until the times are all added up. for each checkpoint.

due to the randomness of spawns sometimes it cud be interesting. lol if u remember on the old runs the runners would have to take a break to regroup and heal up, well the break could cost you the win,

also if it was recorded or streamed, i would laugh if a snow worm appeared just before the portal and knocked down the leader and the next guy took the check point lol

So anyone else like the idea? and also whos willing to have a go?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:23 PM // 15:23   #4
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How about some sort of endurance race marathon? Ascalon City to Henge of Denravi, without stops, run trough 22 different explorable areas; fastest guy wins. That'd be epic race..
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:24 PM // 15:24   #5
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moved to explorers..
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:25 PM // 15:25   #6
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least people are getting my vision lol ah but cosy isnt it more a idea tho ? its neither a quest or a mission so surely sardelac was the right place?

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Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:45 PM // 15:45   #7
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running anywhere before droks run is dull and tedious. I doubt any serious runners would bother, if they even play anymore.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:36 PM // 18:36   #8
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Ah ok then just thought it Wud be an idea!

What I thought was lets say 20 people were interested and we did it in heats of 5 so 4 players per heat. All paying 5k to enter. So 20k per heat to the winner. each heat gets put in the final so all 5 winners face off against each other and gamble that 20k they won in the heat against each other for a prize of 100k and boasting rights.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:06 PM // 19:06   #9
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Here's an idea how it can be done with same group of observers, but this requires the runner to pass by certain outposts they normally wouldn't.
But hey it's a competition, and you can rank runners individually for each region:

At each outpost, a runner must click trade/cancel at each observer. First in Ascalon City by the exit to initiate the run, then for each outpost along the way. This is so each observer can see you actually run to each outpost and not map to any outpost along the way. And if they skip any outpost they're disqualified.

Regions:

Ascalon Region
* Ascalon City * Piken Square * Grendich Courthouse * Yak's Bend

Northern Shiverpeaks
* Yak's Bend * Ice Tooth Cave * Beacon's Perch

Southern Shiverpeaks
* Beacon's Perch * Deldrimor War Camp * Camp Rankor * Ice Caves of Sorrow * Droknar's Forge

Note that the last run from Camp Rankor goes through Ice Caves of Sorrow, otherwise it might be easy to cheat by mapping and running from there. Alternative is to bring an observer on the final run.

While there's no time stamps in the chat logs, observer have to be alert and watch runners enters through the portal and not map in, noting the time they clicked trade/cancel. For this, observer should really stand as close to the zone in portal as possible and all runs have to be done in a designated region like International. It's highly unlikely it will be more than 1 district available lol.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:20 PM // 19:20   #10
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cons, pcons?, no cons? Also you'll have to make sure its significantly long to take into account natural mob variations. Certain spawns may make it harder for some people running than others. Also are you allowing glitches etc? all these have to be decided if you even want to set something like this up.

Edit: you'd need an observer on the run, there's way too many ways of cheating if there just trading people in an outpost.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:01 PM // 12:01   #11
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Sounds like fun.
Everyone who claims to have set records can now prove it.
Be sure to record and put it on youtube, or even a livestream if thats possible.
Would make for some decent popcorn entertainment.
I'd certainly watch a live LA-Ascalon . Did it once, keeps you sit for a long time.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:52 PM // 13:52   #12
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dont think it will happen tho as noone seems interested in doing the run, also the run would be with no cons. at the end of the day, man v man as to speak.

i would of recorded the race cycling through the players, and would of timed them myself going through, only thing is to be fair as some people have faster loading than others, all people would have to be loaded in the zones and wait for me to say "go" or i could let off a firework or something lol

and as you mentioned sinny about the mob variations, it wouldnt be 1 runner at a time, it would be a full party, so the variation will be the same for each runner in the heat, obviously different heats will be slightly different setups, thats why i believe if i could get a few heats together, the winners show down will all encounter the same mob spread.

funny thing is whoever is leading in each zone could aggro everything to make it harder for the runners behind, lol kinda like wacky races. I still think it would be fun, but only if we have some people interested in taking part

Also sinny i covered the observer on the start of the thread
ascalon to droks or LA the fastest?

maybe having a full party with one person as time keeper/ref/spectator, the spectator dies immediately and then watches the race of the others in the group, to time them and start each checkpoint. if a runner dies they are not out and still participate. but they recieve a penalty of +30 seconds of the winning checkpoint time

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:39 PM // 22:39   #13
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Many runners do regular races already in Beacons, we most notably to Lornar's Pass races, Snake Dance races, Icedome races, and sometime some Sulfurous Wastes races. If anyone wants to join in just come to beacons.
The way we do it usually is NO cons, excluding ale for some races. Cons make a race less about skill and more about what cons you have.

I gotta say if we livestreamed a tournament or something that would be pretty sick

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:37 AM // 02:37   #14
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Definitely interested. If anyone is willing to rise up and just have fun, pm me in game!

IGN: Mini Cash

This is really interesting! Great idea.
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