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#101 2014-01-27 14:39:49

jasonrohrer
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Re: The Contest

Also, according to my clock, we have more than 3 hours left...

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#102 2014-01-27 16:48:14

iceman
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Re: The Contest

jasonrohrer wrote:
jere wrote:

You're tearing me apart, Jason!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plz-bhcHryc


More seriously, I was worried about what this contest would do to people...  sorry about that!

But SO many people have discovered the game because of it.

So it's OK to mentally and emotionally destroy people by increasing their stress dramatically?!?!?!
(Just kidding, you know =P)

tayfun wrote:

Is it just me, or did people stopped robbing each other? Perhaps people took a defensive position as the contest is about the end.

I'm guessing the top players realize that, if they robbed someone now, they'll paint a ridiculously large target on their back.  I'm guessing when there's an hour, 30 minutes left, we'll be seeing a lot more high-value robberies, since at that point there'll be less time for someone to rob them.


Now the 2 digit rounding is keeping me on edge... once you hit 6 digits, the uncertainty is up to 10k, so I have no idea if carpenter or I is on top.  I suppose one of you could tell me, but that would ruin the suspense =P

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#103 2014-01-27 17:18:55

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Re: The Contest

Thomas, you are just begging someone to shoot your wife for an easy lump of money....


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#104 2014-01-27 17:28:21

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Re: The Contest

I think it's time for me to ragequit Castle Doctrine for a while, and stop trying to make any money off of it. Every time I hit a decent sum (I was on 50k) people show up with buttloads of tools (a guy used ~25k of tools (bunch of pistols, water/dogmeat/bricks in the 20s, doorstoppers) taking my stuff). It's disheartening that they'd spend that much to take money from me, and even more so that they'd promptly die after doing it, making both my and their effort pointless.

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#105 2014-01-27 17:31:04

g0m
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Re: The Contest

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This person's safe was literally just a few steps in front of the entrance; I've been stuck on less than 1000 for ages so thank you very much.

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#106 2014-01-27 17:35:43

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Re: The Contest

So... I don't know if this a ramp up of activity in the last hour....... but I can't seem to get back into my house. It's ALWAYS being robbed. I check the tapes, click return as soon as a new one pops up. Still being robbed. This is very odd.

I wonder if this is intentional?

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#107 2014-01-27 17:35:50

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Re: The Contest

The unlimited tools do at least stop a lot of the turtling that happened early in the game when you could only bring in 8 items total. However I still think that it could potentially be better with a cap of 10 of an item in a slot though, so if you wanted 20 dogmeat you had to use two backpack slots.

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#108 2014-01-27 17:39:13

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Re: The Contest

jere wrote:

So... I don't know if this a ramp up of activity in the last hour....... but I can't seem to get back into my house. It's ALWAYS being robbed. I check the tapes, click return as soon as a new one pops up. Still being robbed. This is very odd.

I wonder if this is intentional?

Jere, Jason just changed the rules so you have to wait 5 min before going back into your own house, that message is even if no one is in your house

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#109 2014-01-27 17:42:27

Hippasus
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Re: The Contest

Hmmm, Jason, the fast sirens mean that it is literally impossible to rob any of the major houses. They're as good as locked in place...

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#110 2014-01-27 17:42:50

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Re: The Contest

Watch the contest page for details in these last final minutes.

http://thecastledoctrine.net/stealRealMoneyContest.php

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#111 2014-01-27 17:45:00

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Oh man, I have to leave now.... the next 15 minutes of not checking in my house are going to be tense...


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#112 2014-01-27 17:47:41

g0m
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Re: The Contest

Just got cleared out of 14k. Easy come easy go I suppose.

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#113 2014-01-27 17:50:20

haln
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Re: The Contest

Oh, this contest made the loss of my 130k so much more excruciating than just simply losing my 130k of hard work. I knew I should have gotten rid of some of it to make me less of a target.

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#114 2014-01-27 17:55:30

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I CAN'T TELL IF I'M BEING ROBBED OR JUST LOCKED MYSELF OUT OF MY HOUSE, THIS IS TOO EXCRUCIATING!!!!!
(sorry for all caps)


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#115 2014-01-27 17:55:39

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Re: The Contest

WOW. $230k


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#116 2014-01-27 17:56:32

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Re: The Contest

Okay, robbery time is 2 minutes now.  Will go down to 1 minute in a bit.

So no epic crazy last minute feeding frenzies among the top houses I guess. Too bad. Can't expect any new robbers to come into my house either.

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#117 2014-01-27 17:56:56

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Re: The Contest

I think a starter house robbed haln for 130k, so I got in with an amazing stroke of luck.  He suicided in my house for $700 a minute later.


Edit: Aaaaaaand I now have my favorite painting big_smile

EDIT: Congrats on the big robbery and dog club, Thompson.... I'm really surprised no-one's killed your wife yet, but she's safe because of the police timer now!

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#118 2014-01-27 17:59:31

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Re: The Contest

Yeah, bit disappointing cheaters made it impossible to have successful last minute robberies. Robbing 130k with a starter kit is not an easy task!

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#119 2014-01-27 17:59:43

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Re: The Contest

iceman wrote:

I think a starter house robbed haln for 130k, so I got in with an amazing stroke of luck.  He suicided in my house for $700 a minute later.


Edit: Aaaaaaand I now have my favorite painting big_smile

Nah, someone came in with more than enough tools to rob ANY house. Then I said screw it, no money left, time to see if I could rob you. Didn't work hahaha.

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#120 2014-01-27 17:59:47

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Re: The Contest

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WHERE IS THIS MONEY COMING FROM


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#121 2014-01-27 18:00:39

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Re: The Contest

IS IT OVER

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#122 2014-01-27 18:00:57

g0m
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Re: The Contest

Just went on the hour... is the contest over or is there an hour left? I'm not too great at time zones.

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#123 2014-01-27 18:01:27

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Re: The Contest

iceman wrote:

I think a starter house robbed haln for 130k, so I got in with an amazing stroke of luck.  He suicided in my house for $700 a minute later.


Edit: Aaaaaaand I now have my favorite painting big_smile

EDIT: Congrats on the big robbery and dog club, Thompson.... I'm really surprised no-one's killed your wife yet, but she's safe because of the police timer now!

Would that be the Hokusai?
aaand SERVER DOWNN

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#124 2014-01-27 18:01:44

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Re: The Contest

OMG OMG OMG!!!! I LIVED!!!!!


If I vanish it's not due to a burglar shooting me as well as my wife while making his way to the vault....
I'm just a burst player.
tongue

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#125 2014-01-27 18:01:47

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Re: The Contest

HURRAY!!!! STRESS IS OVER!!!!!!!\
Wow, those last few seconds were crazy!!!!
Ok, I'm late

EDIT: No, I saw a 2nd guy named carpenter with 130k, I went in and robbed 130k and Watermelons, a minute later someone named Carpenter died in my house for $700.

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