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Gold Jerry Gold!

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Eilo Rytyj, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Eilo Rytyj

    Eilo Rytyj IncGamers Member

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    Gold Jerry Gold!

    Ok, here's my story. Last night, I was randomly scouring the pubby games on USWest scL with my zealot, and I came across a game titled "Free I Quit" or something like that. It used to be that those blasted MF bots would make their MF games with similar names, and the people who joined looking for free itamz would improve MF drops etc. etc. BUT since the bots were all but wiped out not long ago, I was curious and entered.

    It turns out that it was a legit item giveaway, the only catch was it was like a quiz, the first to answer the question correctly got an item. Also, he did a bit of waypoint hide-and-seek, the first to find him got the gear. And these weren't just junk, he was giving away Enigmas, Shakos, Arachs, you name it. After a while he decided to make a private game, I joined and continued winning the occasional question. After a while, and about 3 full mules of his, we got bored, he said he'd give his (apparently) 12 SOJs away, only if we lined the ground with town portal scrolls, and eventually that led to piles of 1 Gold. I don't know if there was any SOJs in all the mess that ensued, but I don't really care, since it was the craziest thing I've ever seen in this game. We decided that we'd try and fill the entire Rogue Encampment with piles of gold.

    Here are some screenshots of the mayhem.

    http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/958/gold003xe0.jpg

    http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6487/gold005vt7.jpg

    http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5232/gold012nr5.jpg

    Have a look how far we managed to get the Town Portals away from their usual spot. It's the tent to the SW of the fire, just south of Gheed...

    When it got to about a quarter full (Rogue Camp) the game started to lag somethin shocking. I got "Connection has been interrupted" message, and the host actually left the game without anyone knowing, it didn't say that he left the game or dropped due to timeout or anything. Strange.

    http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3102/gold013al4.jpg

    Just an example of how much lag there was, the game couldn't handle all of the gold. It was similar to what happens when you kill Shenk sometimes, the game slows down to a crawl.

    http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7325/gold023fs8.jpg
    http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3403/gold033tc2.jpg

    At the time I left, we were over 75% complete. I was there for about an hour or so..

    We were all promised 10 HR each for our troubles, I've yet to contact him regarding that, though I doubt I'll see anything.

    Does anyone else have a tall tale of random D2 stupidity?

    EDIT: I re-did all the screenies, they turned out all small, I forgot to resize...
     
  2. soul killer

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    Yes i have,joined a "Free 4 Zon" game.
    Got Griffz,Pheonix,Eth Titans,8 Java Gcs etc. and a full Hdin setup Enigma,16/18 ptorch,gg Spirit etc.
    Happiest day of my D2 carrer :D
     
  3. SpaceFalcon

    SpaceFalcon IncGamers Member

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    Only things I do on the game are argue with people especially in PvP, and MF.. occasionaly Cow or tomb low levels.

    But what you did looked fun. :wink3:
     
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    lagalot IncGamers Member

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    That looked hiarious from the screenies.Ive usually avoided the giveaway games as I figured they were setup mf games.The few I have joined usually consisted of some ppl standing aound in rogue yelling.. who has free... gib free ....etc.
     
  5. tepe

    tepe IncGamers Member

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    Why is it that 1 gold looks like a pile of 8 pieces?

    Lazy programmers\artists :tongue:
     
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    Cooked IncGamers Member

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    Well I just entered a PK game with about three million in game gold and said kill me for my gold .. nk ok. It still took a minute before everyone got it. You should have seen the exclaimations when I was dropping 300k+ gold.
     
  7. Eilo Rytyj

    Eilo Rytyj IncGamers Member

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    well, rapidly pressing the numpad1 button, the enter button and the mouse button on the 'drop gold' button, you're bound to make a mistake and press 11 instead, thus the larger gold piles.

    Like I said in the original post, there were SOJs among the gold, but someone obviously ninja'd those quickly, I didn't see one :sad:.
     

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