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Old August 30, 2021, 11:25   #1
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24 hour Angband challenge

Hello all, just floating an idea.

Would there be any interest in a 24 hour Angband challenge?

One day to try to complete the game, or winner is whoever gets the furthest.

We all start at the same time and play until we have a winner or the clock runs out.

I'm aware we're all in different time zones, but we're Angband players so time is just something that happens somewhere else.

Not sure about rules, but I suppose we'd have to be fairly rigid about birth options and version of the game. Although I might suggest 4.2.3 to celebrate the new release.

Possibly we could stream, but it might be simpler to just post every time you hit each 10 clvls with a little bit of information and report.

Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts and guage if there's any interest
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Old August 30, 2021, 17:19   #2
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I like the concept, though I'm skeptical I could complete a game in 24 hours, maybe with some planning ahead of time, and remaining unemployed...

If I read into this correctly, no limitations on race/class, just birth options, correct? I like it, allows players to pick their most comfortable combo/style.

Seems a player doesn't get penalized for resting, if they can win the game first. I'm fine with this.

But what if nobody defeats M, does turn count come into play, or just XP? I vote for ignoring turn count altogether.

Seems like getting to choose race/class and ignoring turn count might make the competition more broadly appealing.

Maybe don't announce official birth options until the competition goes live - and make them slightly different than normal - that way there is something of an implicit timestamp.
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Old August 30, 2021, 23:11   #3
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In practice I am afraid that this community is too spread apart geographically for this event to work. Good luck finding a time when Europeans, Americans and Australians are all awake for a few hours...
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Old August 30, 2021, 23:31   #4
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In practice I am afraid that this community is too spread apart geographically for this event to work. Good luck finding a time when Europeans, Americans and Australians are all awake for a few hours...
Wut ? 24 hours covers every situation of a day, good or bad for playing, for everyone. Assuming you have time to play on that day at all, it doesnt matter where your playtime window falls into those 24 hours. Its brilliant - think about it again.
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I would love to do this if I had the time. If it happens, I would probably put an hour or two into it, which to be honest will likely be enough to get me killed.
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good luck! i would support a 24 hour angband stream
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If you can't do the full 24 hours it doesn't matter too much, the main thing is getting us all to start on the same day. The hardcore can plough through to the end.

It's easily achievable, I've been playing today for about ten hours and I've taken a HE ranger to level 41 already.
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Noon Saturday UTC should be of similar free time to most of the world (weekend 24hours)
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I like it
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Noon Saturday UTC should be of similar free time to most of the world (weekend 24hours)
So it turns out that as previous runner of competitions, I can still create them

Do we want to do this? This weekend or another one? Angband 4.2.3? Any other requests?
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