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firstfrost
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More about Octopodes
All the octopodes (well, except for the bonus two that tirinian commissioned) are either delivered or on their way (unless someone else wants to play!), and the Royal Artifacts are finally done.

On the other side of things, I'm starting to get the hang of mysql and PHP. It's a lot of fun getting to obsess about learning something new, with a project to play with, though it leaves me a little distracted during things like conversations. Thinking like a database seems less of an effort than first thinking like an object was. The funniest bug of the evening: "Don't put a <br> in your SQL query." My usual debugging technique of "print statements everywhere!" is totally unable to help with this.

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dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: April 15th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Are the rules published anywhere in a concatenated format?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 15th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Concatenated? No. If the dialogue is too confusing, this is sort of the center of the summary.

("There will be contests of various sorts. Send in pictures or other things in order to compete in the contests.")
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: April 15th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
*nod* I found that. Thanks for providing the link and for helping.

I'm still confused on how and when. It's so frustrating that I basically don't want to play, because the rules are getting in the way. :(
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 15th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, there's been email to the people who are playing, giving them more time information, with things like "the contests will start appearing in about a week, and you'll get email then", if that's what you mean.

Since I think you understand SF0 better than I do, does "It's like SF0 with groupings of tasks, except there are no level requirements for any of the tasks, and all the entrants for a current task are given a score" help?

Edited at 2008-04-15 12:43 pm (UTC)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 15th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm also starting to construct a frequently asked questions page, addressing things that people have asked.

(For example, the rules didn't mention any deadlines. That's because there aren't any. But some people assumed there were, and then got confused because they couldn't find anything telling them what the deadlines were.)

(Edited several times to fix the link. Bah!)

Edited at 2008-04-15 01:56 pm (UTC)
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: April 15th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
(replying in aggregate)

Ah, no deadline. That helps a lot. Now the whole "shuttle the Artifact around" thing makes a lot more sense.

Urr, except you're not calling the Crown and the Pen and the Multiphase Quadlaser "Artifacts", so I will plead tiredness for not looking up the correct term in previous posts. :)
mjperson From: mjperson Date: April 15th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm pretty sure we're calling them Artifacts. Well, Royal Artifacts, but close enough...
treiza From: treiza Date: April 15th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it too late? Can I play?

firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 15th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not too late! Your octopus is, in fact, already on its way to you! :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 15th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should email me your current email address, though, 'cause I suspect you may not be getting my mail.
treiza From: treiza Date: April 16th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
hurray! yeah, I haven't gotten any mail from you.
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