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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:13 am 
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Is there any purpous to pellets besides a number on your KI?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:45 am 
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JWPlatt likes to claim there is, and story wise, its supposed to feed the lake... but... there's no real effect. =P

If someone would like to give evidence otherwise, please do.. but don't just tell us "it does light the lake, trust me"


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:25 am 
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Who cares. The point is to bake the perfect pellet!


PS! The server may be up but the 'game' is still down so what can you expect.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:21 pm 
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As was stated here, I thought they had something to do with lighting the lake, but that never worked.

I never make them -- I don't see the point.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:35 pm 
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It was a long-term project to light the lake which everyone could take part in. Sadly it all seemed to fall apart towards the end of MOUL and now its just a legacy feature with no purpose.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:35 pm 
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IC, it's to encourage the growth of luminescent algae which will make the lake brighter. Pellets that are "better" are the ones that are more nutrient-rich, which will cause more algae growth and thus more light. (I really hope the environmental impact of all this has been studied, since algae overgrowth could really affect the whole ecosystem, but I digress. ;)) Had this been fully implemented, presumably the lake would have gradually brightened once certain marks were hit, whether those marks were a specific number of pellets or a specific calendar date.

OOC, besides being a cooperative project to foster community, it was probably intended to be a gauge of how many people were playing actively. While it's fairly easy to monitor how long people stay logged in, giving them a measurable objective and calculating how much they participate indicates how many are actually doing the plot-tasks that Cyan has set out. If a lot of people made pellets, it would indicate that a lot of people were interested in playing the game, not just sandbox/socializing. Of course, by the time the Lake Light Project was introduced, it was probably too little too late regarding the situation with GameTap, so the eventual cancellation of the game likely does not have to do with the success or failure of this particular task, but the overall revenue.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:13 pm 
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I hope that one day all of the wiring (to use Tweek's term) is in place and everything works as it was meant to.


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in moul some of the hoods used to compete to see who could have the highest pellet scores, so there's still that if nothing else. plus it's something to do in between feeding shroomie and watching for irwins or riding the gareesen walkways. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:50 am 
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It is just a personal thing to do before visiting the cavern, nothing else to collect or gather yet, so I collect points. I guess it is like gathering feathers or anything else. Just something to do and keeps me in the game.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:08 am 
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Of course, if you're really bored, you can always make exploding pellets, like Certain People Who Shall Remain Nameless.

[spoiler]Such as this one, and this one. Oh, yes, and this one.[/spoiler]

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:25 pm 
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explode me!

Lord I laughed

thank you

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You're welcome. :D

Don't forget - you can dump those extra unwanted pellet points off at any Bevin imager board (the one on the right). I seem to be the only one that's doing that at The Institution Neighborhood, the Uru Cavern Skydivers 'hood (/wave to peni and Watashi, wherever they are, and everyone else), and The Looking Glass 'hood (/wave to JayGee and TweedleDEE - we still need an Alice).

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:12 am 
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bring back the dalik machine!

Actually, it wasn't supposed to be a dalik, it was supposed to be some sort of machine that monitored the progress of the lake, and if it was becoming lighter, or not. Didn't do much, or didn't work properly, or something. Still, it appeared one day, then disappeared later. Has not been seen (yet) in this version of Uru.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:58 am 
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I heard until it is fixed for lake functionality, Cyan has their coffee maker attached to it and is in testing mode. Always heard everyone there was brighteyed and smiling after the first morning cup.

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EX-TER-MI-NATE! I-LU-MI-NATE! GY-RATE!

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