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#1 Re: Main Forum » commit gates vs. surprise death traps » 2014-03-03 02:17:19

My favorites are certainly surprise commit gates! ("Where did this dog come from..... oh....")

although the standard "upper path is electrified floor, lower path leads to window, oh, dog steps on button to un-electrify floor, gee whiz im trapp" traps are getting tiring. Likewise the "powered door right next to entrance" ones.
Whenever I do santa runs and see something like that (or some other copy-pasted designs, or combo locks), I instead use my 2k tools trying to reach the vault and donate my bounty to a worthier candidate.

#2 Re: Main Forum » House ruined by guy with 2 accounts » 2014-03-03 02:12:21

Immhotep wrote:

reverse chills

What's that?

#3 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-03-03 02:08:19

Kimenzar wrote:

Ah that was me, did you had a painting? And I think you had more worth o.o my main targets today were tophouses

I never had a painting and I'm fairly sure I wasn't worth more than 7000$, certainly not even close to the top. Hm.

Anyway, I couldn't resist starting a new house (having a short break before semester starts again), so I built a new house.
I got my funds from someone who had 7000$ in cash, but didn't invest in more than one power source or more than paper-thin wooden walls.
Already got some good ones.
He just wanted to pet the dog sad

#4 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-03-01 19:08:13

Americans17 wrote:

I died in your house, good job sir big_smile

Thanks man. Sadly, my family will once again have to enjoy the rich taste of dog-meat until they starve (or my widow gets a job (I died))

I think I need a break from this game.

#5 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-03-01 15:04:30

Blip wrote:

The fact that you have a large open space at the beginning is very appealing; it gives robbers a sense of security. Many more people are, for example, willing to walk down a two-wide corridor than a one-wide one, and this is just another example of that effect. The robber feels that they have options on how they move in that area, and thus they feel more secure to go further in robbing a house with a large open area.

Yeah, I get that, that's why I designed my house like that in the first place. The thing is, both these guys had multiple scouting tours and saw my wall-of-dog(tm)* death trap that hinges on exploiting that open room. I have tons of tapes of people who go up, see scary wiring, then go check out the dead end to the right and suddenly find themselves with no way to the exit.
I thought both these guys should have figured out that I am not a total newbie and know about things like field-of-view exploitation and such and accordingly should have thought that spending huge amounts of tools trying to rob my 6000$ house isn't worth it, especially since my wife might still be alive.

Well, their loss. Also the first guy called attention to some security risks so I'm not even mad, rather grateful.

*actually more or less copied from the 0$ house that I scouted out of pure curiosity, killing me fatally and ruining my perfect super-thought-out awesome deadly house**. At least my wife had enough dogs to protect her and/or to eat once her personal savings are used up

**maaan, that house had the MOST AMAZING tapes***. such a shame that I lost them all.

***I play this game mostly for the security tapes

#6 Re: Main Forum » Funniest Home Surveillance Tapes » 2014-03-01 09:09:46

Obviously an experienced robber.
Came back after three scout runs with about 4000$ in tools.
Tried to get through my doggone family protection sphere.
After the video stops (for reasons of privacy), he explores for a bit to reach my actual vault, wastes his remaining tools, finally shoots the dog next to the shotgun only to still find his way blocked.
My House value was about 6000$.

His is now at about 4000$.

(Yeah, I am VERY protective of my family. My vault is reachable with tools and luck and experience, but I will gladly burn all excess cash I have to put more dogs and walls and pits between any robber and my wife'n'kids)


edit 2: aaaaand the next guy came and wasted lots of tools in multiple runs, now sits at 2400$.
What makes my house so darn attractive?

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