The Jumping Course - Spoon's Silly Spectacles

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  1. Spoon

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    Lux Sanctuary presents the Jumping Course.

    Dare you face the cabinets of fear? (A lvl 5 cabinet is way worse than a lvl 20 Gazebo.)
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    The goal is to climb up onto the cabinets, jump one circuit around the house, and enter the house through the 4th floor balcony.(See pics in the posts below). If you fall you can run back to start and continue the race, most will fall so might still win.
    First three to enter through the balcony are the winners. The rest are in the "lost due to lag - excuse" group, but don't worry there is a bar next to the sickbay.

    There will be one "hardcore" competition with no glyphs allowed.

    Then one "softcore" competition where you can use anyting except for blink, just make one circuit and in through that balcony.


    Audience
    There is a special safe view deck for the audience, which has a limited number of seats.
    The house is decked out with feast, baths and bar.

    Prizes:
    None, we are doing this for fun.
    But if you are a winner and ask nicely by telling a silly story we will spot you a VIP visit to Lux Sanctuary after Live Launch of the game.

    When:
    Right after FireLotus' party on FRI 27th March
    CST 4pm-5pm (US Central Standard Time)
    CET 22:00-23:00 (EU Central European Time)
    CCT 05:00-06:00 (China Coast Time, this makes it the 28th March, sorry asia)

    Where:
    The first lot in the town of Orden. It's two towns west of Ardoris. (see pics below)
    Just talk to the town crier and he will give you a strange look and tell you that you are standing next to it. Since Birko made such a nice map of it I will include a link here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/orden-player-forest-town-type-1.23324/
    It is the "T1 - Lux" lot on that map, shouldn't be too hard to find... In the mini-map on there you can see the location on Novia.

    Help:
    Anyone wanting to help out with Ressurection of the falling contestants would be appreciated.
    Also anyone wanting to take pics or a recording would be treasured.

    Notes:
    • The first race starts after +10 min, the second another +10 min after that.
    • You might want to strip to your undercloth if you want to try the race. Dying has such a ruinous effect on ones gear...
    • Why not try out a practice run right away? Go there and check it out.
      @Net, * @Athanil, @Destrafa and many many more all died on their first try - will you?
      The only one so far to actually survive was @Themo Lock who due to that level 100 !!! business proved to hard a nut to crack, he kept missing those jumps and falling splat to the ground but just brushed it off, though as far as I know he has nevered finished a lap... ;)
    • One can do the /zone Spoon thing to get there, but if so face the risk of starting in mid air...
    Oh, and in the case of a wipe or other natural disasters this might be reduced to one beer, one tub, one tear and one cabinet.

    Please let me know if I missed something.


    *some people claim they made it on the first try but without evidence; do we really trust them? What do you mean I was there and saw it? I wouldn't trust me in court now, why should you?
     
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    How to get there...

    Location of the town Orden on the Novia map.
    It's west of Ardoris, close to the ferry boat Novia <> Hidden vale.
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    reserved for course pics

    Practice area
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    Start, and waiting for race to start.
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    Jump zig-zag to get up to level 5
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    Yes, part of the course is inside the treetops, at least one leap of faith is needed.
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    Longest jump in the course is marked by bigger platforms.
    And a windmill to make the crash more audience friendly...
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    Zig zag short jumps...
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    Balcony in sight, this is where most players get too excited... which is good for anyone's vocabulary of less savory words.
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    Woot, balcony.
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    reserved for winners etc
     
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    This place is great :)
     
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    Themo is of course refering to the insides of the house where I gave him too much to drink before trying his jumps...

    Themo celebrating level 100 in Victor's bath:
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    Presentation of the house

    From the bottom up.

    Sickbay and bar, conveniantly next to each other...
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    Reception area - please let the staff know if you want a robe or a towel for the baths, or if you have any special requests...
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    2x2 baths + Victor's.
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    You can purchase any extra products if needed in our gift shop. Please just take the product and leave coins in the box.
    Yes we don't worry too much about unlicensed thieves in Lux, it is usually the other way around.
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    Victor's feast area, please note the balcony door in the background waiting for victors to arrive...
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    when will it become olympic?
     
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    every fourth year of course...
    ;)
     
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    Lies, I actually completed it on my first try. I died many times when I tried to get decent time, but the first try was actually success:D
     
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    Psst. It's not lies, it's just showmanship with a slight embellishment of the truth...
    ;):p

    But I stand corrected, the first time when Net went around, he did so slowly and methodically, which paid off.
    It was only when he tried to get a "best time" that he fell, and fell, and fell. Then he got the hang of it and actually made the full circuit in a minute, which to me is indeed very impressive.
    The really impressive part was all the places where he never stopped but just kept running and jumping.

    But, that was with the old setup, it has all changed now, so who knows...
    You can see that I moved the starting area so one has to go left lap now, and moved the training section to the front for visibility.
    It's slightly more difficult now as well. At least for me.
     
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    I never died, not even once! What slanderous words! Some people have enough sense to hug the cabinets when they fall!

    I'll help with resurrecting people at the event, Spoon. I want to see Net die again :p
     
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    Oh no has always been terrible with jumping puzzles.
     
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    (Which is a trick that actually works, if you miss a jump keep running and hugging those cabinets it might just spare you an oOoooOoO moment).

    Very much appreciated with the resurrection help.

    Hmm if you really want to see Net die then maybe we should arrange so that you have decoration rights...Oups that cabinet conveniently jumped away... (Kidding, that is a future event).
     
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    No puzzle though, so no thinking required. And you can train on the safe levels first, if you can manage the jumps in the training section those up in the air will be a breeze...well unless the breeze turns into a gust at high altitudes...hmm.

    But we also need an audience to cheer and cherish taunt and document the contestants attempts.

    Maybe we have an aspiring necromancer in search of flat zombies?
     
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    Small treat as an appetizer, here is @Net being eaten by mimic cabinets. One can practically hear the crunching.
    And of course the hero standing next to him, not helping but instead taking a selfie moment...
    :p

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    Kudos! I want more events like this one! :D
     
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    There will be...
    :p
     
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    So this is going down (or up) in about 40min.
     
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    in 5...
     
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    This was a great event... and my numerous deaths are purely rumor... as was missing the final jump during the first race. Slanderous lies that of course shall not be perpetuated ad naseum I'm sure.
     
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