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Posted by Bia at Mar 22, 2006 6:19:33 AM
[Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
When: Friday, April 14, 6pm PST

Event Host: Minthe

Participation Limit: 60

Rules:
Joining
  • Thirty minutes before the start, Minthe will begin jobbing players on board the Grand Dutyfish.
  • There will not be a broadcast to announce the start of the event.
  • Players must send a tell to Minthe to be jobbed aboard
  • Players may only enter once. Anyone found attempting to enter twice will be disqualified.
  • Players must remove Do Not Disturb; Minthe will not make any effort to correct players who make a mistake.
  • Players must remain on board the ship and in the crew or possibly forfeit their space in the bake-off.
  • Players cannot hold a space for another player.

    Rounds
  • The bake-off will take place over a series of rounds. Each round will have a different duty puzzle that the players will play:
  • Preliminary Rounds: Sailing. 2 rounds, 30 sailors apiece. Top 12 continue to the quarterfinals. 30 turns
  • Quarterfinals: Carpentry. 1 round. 24 carpenters. Top 10 continue to the semifinals. 30 turns
  • Semifinals: Bilging. 1 round. 10 bilgers. Top 2 continue to the finals. 30 turns.
  • Finals: Gunnery. Top two will be timed to load 24 cannons.

    Finals
    Each finalist will be timed to load all twenty four cannons from a "dirty" position. The process shall be as follows:
  • Contestants will start outside the puzzle and will signal their readiness to begin by saying "Aim!"
  • Once all cannons are loaded, the contestant shall have to leave the puzzle and say, "Fire!"
  • Time shall be compared via chatlogs.

    Judges
    I shall need two player assistants to help with the bake-off. Primary duties shall be filling cannons to mark time in all rounds except the finals. You must be a subscriber, have a sufficiently high rank in Gunning to load quickly, and be able to become an officer in Minthe's crew. If you are interested, please send a private message to Bia.

    Prizes:
    All prize-winners will get a trinket. First through fifth will also get another prize, chosen from the options for that place.
  • Grand Prize: Fancy Ribbon trinket; A blue octopus
  • Second Prize: Fancy Ribbon trinket; Ancient Jolly Roger or Lodestone Compass or a rare Easter Egg.
  • 3-5th: Ribbon trinket; Piglet or Turtle or an Easter Egg.
  • 6-10th: Ribbon trinket.
  • 11th-24th: Sand Dollar.
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  • Posted by kerix at Mar 22, 2006 9:08:44 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Hmmm, very interesting contest :) I'm a pretty high ult in sails, carp, and bilge.... If could get my stats up on midnight I might have a decent shot at making it to the finals.... but I'm only a GM gunner at best....

    But, if I made it, I'd only have to beat one other stud bilger at gunning......... it could happen, right?

    ... right?



    I'll give it a shot, should be fun either way :p

    Posted by kenneh at Mar 22, 2006 9:41:57 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
     
    All Duty Puzzle Bake-off


    No D-Nav? :(
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    Posted by manky at Mar 22, 2006 10:13:33 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
     
     
    All Duty Puzzle Bake-off


    No D-Nav? :(

    No!

    Yay!
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    Posted by B_licker at Mar 22, 2006 10:14:17 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Yeah, no duty nav? ;-)

    Seriously, though, once you whittle down the number of pirates to 4 or less, a duty nav race is very doable.

    Posted by Nemor at Mar 22, 2006 5:05:34 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Well Im not complaining that theres no duty nav in the competition... Im not a subscriber so because of this, I can do the whole competition.
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    Posted by Shuranthae at Mar 22, 2006 6:35:29 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Holy crap!

    Posted by mcpirate1978 at Mar 23, 2006 10:47:06 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
     
    Ancient Jolly Roger or Lodestone Compass


    I'm sorry, but what are these? Did I miss something?
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    Posted by andman at Mar 23, 2006 10:58:59 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!

    A table top furnishing.

    A wall furnishing.

    EDIT: Compass on top, Jolly Roger on bottom.
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    Posted by xFinniganx at Mar 24, 2006 10:04:04 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Oh great. I'll try to make it.
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    Posted by smellypooo at Mar 24, 2006 10:12:46 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
     

    Rules:
    Joining
  • Thirty minutes before the start, Minthe will begin jobbing players on board the Grand Dutyfish.
  • There will not be a broadcast to announce the start of the event.
  • Players must send a tell to Minthe to be jobbed aboard
  • Players may only enter once. Anyone found attempting to enter twice will be disqualified.
  • Players must remove Do Not Disturb; Minthe will not make any effort to correct players who make a mistake.
  • Players must remain on board the ship and in the crew or possibly forfeit their space in the bake-off.
  • Players cannot hold a space for another player.
    .


  • *Whistles*

    Posted by Peanutswench at Mar 24, 2006 1:55:50 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Is it safe to assume that two people with the same IP can enter as long as they sail in the same round?
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    Posted by Falkenberg at Mar 24, 2006 1:59:51 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    I think the advice in the past was to do that, and also inform the person running the bakeoff that you were doing so in advance
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    Posted by CrimsonHeart at Mar 24, 2006 4:08:59 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    If I'm not mistaken, 6pm PST is 2am GMT (my local time), which means it'll be highly unlikely that neither myself nor anyone else in this time zone (nor CET, for that matter) will be able to participate unless they're actually willing to stay up all night for it. (Which, as some of you might agree, just isn't healthy.)

    Are ye sure ye can't make it an earlier time, just to make it fair on everyone?
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    Posted by ponytailguy at Mar 24, 2006 4:30:52 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?month=3&day=25&year=2006&p1=224&p2=179&p3=136&p4=248

    Which "time that's fair on everyone" were you referring to, exactly?

    The entire event will take at least two or three hours (maybe as many as four, although rounds will get quicker as the competitors are fewer, as less time will be wasted tabulating scores and dealing with between-round shenanigans, which is what eats up the time at bakeoffs), I can guarantee that. If you start it at, say, 5:00 PM London time, then it's in the middle of the night for people in Australia and East Asia, and in the middle of the day on a Friday, so people will be in school or at work, for people in North America (the latter representing a much greater concentration of players than Europeans)

    There is no "universally fair" time. It comes down to "which time is least universally unfair", and because of player concentrations, that's typically the time that's most suitable for North Americans. I would encourage you to lobby OOO for European-friendly bakeoffs (Demeter's a likely bet, or maybe you could talk Bia/Apollo/Arte into getting up early and doing them), but you're chasing windmills when you ask for a universally acceptable time.
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    Posted by manky at Mar 24, 2006 4:51:59 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    CrimsonHeart wrote: 
    If I'm not mistaken, 6pm PST is 2am GMT (my local time), which means it'll be highly unlikely that neither myself nor anyone else in this time zone (nor CET, for that matter) will be able to participate unless they're actually willing to stay up all night for it. (Which, as some of you might agree, just isn't healthy.)

    You either stay up and enter it, or give it a miss and keep your fingers crossed that *if* there's another one, it will be at a more friendly time for you.

    And if you were to bring it forward, say, 4 hours, you screw up everyone GMT+4. Whatever time the contests are, there is pretty much always someone somewhere getting a raw deal.
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    Posted by Dylan at Mar 24, 2006 4:54:44 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
     
    time that's fair on everyone


    1. I fully support the right of an organiser to organise when they wish to.
    2. If this time round, for this event, happens to be inconvenient for some time zones, I am sure that there will be similar events at very different times, too.
    3. Having said that, given the play-off nature of this particular event, it is a shame that my suggestions (long lost in these forums, unless Faulkston can find them) as to timing of such events have been forgotten.

    The way to find a time that is fair for everyone is to have qualifiers at a range of times, and then finals (and if needed semis) too.

    For example, for a 3 hour event, if the start times are 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday for San Francisco, then the earlier time is early evening in Europe, while the latter is morning (on the Sunday) in Australia and Asia.

    If qualifiers have just two or four progressing, I am sure they would be available for a less than convenient time for finals if a familiar were at stake.

    If each qualifier has just one winner, then finals (and semis) can be head to head at convenience (depending what the contest is).

    Dylan

    Posted by Synful at Mar 24, 2006 5:24:38 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    The OMs have done a great job with rotating time zones. I remember one month that was 3 am for me for them, did I HWFO? No. I knew that in time, one would come at a more convenient time for me.
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    Posted by Yoda at Mar 26, 2006 2:43:56 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    I agree that they do a good job rotating the times around. What makes me unhappy is the fact that the types of Events that I personally like are always done during bad times for me while all the ones I find uninteresting fit my schedule.

    ... =(

    Posted by nnmama1 at Mar 26, 2006 4:03:58 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Will any of these events ever take place at time that is more convient for our members in Europe? Last 3 big events 6 PM PST heck that even making it late for the East Coast US.
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    Posted by crazee_colin at Mar 26, 2006 4:44:18 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    This months familiar contests are at 6am PST ... I think that's a pretty good tim fer Europeans ...
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    Posted by manky at Mar 26, 2006 5:45:29 PM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Erm, this is at 6pm...
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    Posted by Skeleton_Pac at Mar 27, 2006 3:16:44 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Sounds great, I don't think I am near skilled enough to make it even past the first round, though. I also think that they do a great job with their event times. No one should be complaining about that.
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    Posted by Velariel at Mar 27, 2006 6:42:43 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    For those of us currently living in Japan, most times are pretty terrible. Blockades start at 5am every time, and often the events are in the middle of the night/day. They do their best, but you really can't please everyone in the world all the time...there's too much difference between the timezones.

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    Posted by kth38 at Mar 27, 2006 11:05:03 PM
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    I agree that they do a good job rotating the times around. What makes me unhappy is the fact that the types of Events that I personally like are always done during bad times for me while all the ones I find uninteresting fit my schedule.

    ... =(


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    May I suggest making your own event similar to the ones you like and making a time you like ...

    Not everyone can be in every event they like.

    [EDIT] Or to get yer own back, make a tournament for 10 am GMT, as that will be 2am PST. and 5am in CST

    (How do i know this stuff, i am GMT)
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    Posted by YummyVenom at Mar 29, 2006 12:09:08 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Yucky timing. :/

    Good luck to everyone that can actually make it. :D
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    Posted by Shuranthae at Mar 29, 2006 1:01:40 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Kego wrote: 
    May I suggest making your own event similar to the ones you like and making a time you like ...
    I run quite a few Events (when the urge strikes me), but the problem with running Events is I can't really enter them myself. =P

    Posted by Bia at Mar 29, 2006 3:18:42 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
     
    Kego wrote: 
    May I suggest making your own event similar to the ones you like and making a time you like ...
    I run quite a few Events (when the urge strikes me), but the problem with running Events is I can't really enter them myself. =P


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    Posted by Dolgan at Mar 29, 2006 9:47:40 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    February's Events were at Midnight PST, and there was a whole set starting at 3am PST late last year (both great times for Europeans and bad for Americans)

    All times zones get catered for throughout the year. We just need patience to wait for the ones we can make.


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    Posted by Yoda at Mar 29, 2006 11:58:30 AM
    Re: [Midnight] All Duty Puzzle Bake-off - Win an Octopus!
    Bia wrote: 
    My other Self wrote: 
    Kego wrote: 
    May I suggest making your own event similar to the ones you like and making a time you like ...
    I run quite a few Events (when the urge strikes me), but the problem with running Events is I can't really enter them myself. =P


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    Not when all the work and prizes are supply by my lonely self. =(

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