Posts by DesignatedDriver

    Price of the sausage? 25€
    Price of the hamburger?
    20€
    Price of the flour? 10€
    Price of the cooking pot? 15€
    Price of the bread? 5€
    Package offer of the last row? 55€
    Package offer of the last column? 55€

    COM-5 Cylinder Head

    An express round runs about 7 weeks (little less, unless you actually have a week-long endgame, which I haven't seen on the server where I play), so that's 7 x 150 = 1,050 gold spent on a plus account for the round. I also like using the starter package in era 1 and the era packages for the others, so that's another 125 gold in era 1 and 5 x 250 = 1,250 across the other eras. So without buying lottery tickets or using gold for anything else, that's already 2,425 gold that I'd ideally spend during a given round.


    Say what you like about the entry fee, but putting 2,000 gold toward playing a special event server where I'm going to have access to 20,000 over the course of the round... that sounds like fun, and won't cost as much as a "normal" round for me! I'd call that a win, and I'm definitely interested.

    Lori Keet
    COM-203 Tower Bridge
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    Mr. Mechanic uses the pendant's chain to cut down both palm trees and lay them on the ground, leaving about 4 feet between them, then works to make them about the same length. Professor and Lucy collect all of the coconuts and bananas, setting them aside with their supplies. William collects all of the palm fronds and puts them in a pile near the supplies.


    Lucy strips the palm fronds and weaves the strands into braided ropes. She removes the heads from the croquet mallets, then weaves the ropes together to create a flexible mat that uses two of the shafts to give structure at the edges. This mat is about 4 feet square (the shafts are about 3 feet long, and 6 inches is left on either side of that support) and has frond ropes coming off each corner where she's left them longer than the mat.


    Mr. Mechanic breaks the pointer stick and uses the pieces as nails to attach the frond mat to the coconut logs (he "hammers" them in with the end of his wrench). He covers these "nails" with duct tape to help prevent them from coming loose. He also wraps duct tape around the corners of the frond mat, to help keep the weave together there.


    William wraps duct tape around the badminton rackets to create make-shift paddles, in case they are needed for extra paddle power or to help steer. Then, he connects the towel to the other two shafts (croquet mallets) using duct tape.


    Professor blows up the beach ball and makes sure there's plenty of air in the flamingo. These are placed between the sides of the frond mat and the coconut logs, then connected to each using the string. These can be used later for additional floatation or in case Professor or Mr. Mechanic have need of them (since they cannot swim if they fall off the mat).


    When ready to leave, they push the raft into the shallows, where William and Professor hold it steady while the others make final preparations. Lucy puts the bananas in the middle of the frond mat, and Mr. Mechanic ties yellow coconuts to the logs using string (then makes sure he's got his wrench so the coconuts can be cracked later!). Lucy brings the towel contraption that William made, and Mr. Mechanic grabs the paddle and the taped-over rackets.


    Just before pushing the raft out toward deeper water, they take a group selfie on the camera.
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    How they don't die of starvation, dehydration, or sun exposure:
    Two people hold the mallet shafts to stretch the towel across as a sun-shade (being careful to not catch the wind else one or more of them might go overboard). The coconuts are a source of water (which happens to be very rich in electrolytes) and food, and they also have bananas. They've also avoided the beer, alcohol, and potato chips because all of those lead to faster dehydration. They may be hungry by the end, but they should survive.