Does anyone still play Kingdom of Loathing? October 16, 2014 4:26 AM   Subscribe

I've been getting back into Kingdom of Loathing recently, and I wanted to play with MeFites! Adventurers are us!

I know the game is pretty long in tooth at this point, but I have been enjoying it, and wanted to know if any MeFites still play, or are interested in playing. Is there a MeFite clan? Could we make one?

I'm Toeplitz over there. Thanks!
posted by Elementary Penguin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:26 AM (127 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

My name here was originally my name there but I haven't played in years. I was in deezil's clan for a while (as a multi). I wonder if I remember my login . . .
posted by Obscure Reference at 4:38 AM on October 16, 2014


Weird, I just logged on for the first time in years yesterday. Username nona, currently in a ronin run.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 4:43 AM on October 16, 2014


Its been so long since I logged in (8 years, maybe?) that I don't think I remember what clans were. I'll need to have a dig around, and make Mingus the Damp active again.
posted by scruss at 5:08 AM on October 16, 2014


I'm Conlang over there! For those of you who haven't logged in in a while, all the classes and some of the quests have been revamped over the last year or two (I think? I've only been around for a year), so you might find interesting new content and skills.

I'm not sure a Mefi clan would be of much use unless people are drowning in meat, however; from what I've seen of clans - which is admittedly not much because clans = strangers and strangers = scary and me = not joining scary things - their main use is dungeons (cost assloads of meat to set up and re-set up) , VIP rooms (linked to an old IOTM and costs assloads of meat to set up), and stashes (requires players to have good stuff they're willing to give up to the stash). If I'm wrong about, that, though, a Mefi clan would be awesome!

Bonus link: KoL meets clicker games (not a KoL production, but still fun)
posted by Hold your seahorses at 6:45 AM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh wow. KoL. I never played multi, always solo.

What happens if you get killed playing multi? Do you start over from scratch? Lose whatever inventory you had on you at the time?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:47 AM on October 16, 2014


unless people are drowning in meat

This already sounds like something I'd enjoy, and I realize that this is drowning as a metaphor, but if "drowning in meat" was a literal state in gameplay, I'd be even more tempted to sign up.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:04 AM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


I currently have about 500,000 meat sitting around, which is not nearly enough to buy any of the clan dungeons, but is more than enough to buy some clan rec room furniture.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:25 AM on October 16, 2014


I still play sometimes, as soelo and Clubberella. I have 4 other accounts from the pre-ascension days so that I could play all 6 classes, but those don't get played very often.

I really enjoyed the Avatar of Jarlsberg path and Boris was fun, too. Recent changes include a customizable menu (similar to the combat menu but for locations and settings/chat type links) and a decent mobile interface for smartphone adventuring.
posted by soelo at 7:44 AM on October 16, 2014


I haven't played in the past few months, but I always plan to go back.

I run a clan that is pretty much deserted - it only had my RL friends and family in it and they all abandoned the game ages ago.

If someone wants to join a clan, you are welcome to join mine. I'm Wimsey in the game and the clan is Denver Ducis (all my KoL stuff is based around the Lord Peter Wimsey novels)
posted by Julnyes at 8:17 AM on October 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


Taker of Things (#285992) here, I play regularly, though I've been a bit burned out chaining Heavy Rains of late.

I've inherited a couple of clans over the years, so if you're interested in Hobopolis or Dreadsylvania kmail me, I'm happy to lend a clan and a helping hand.
posted by zinon at 8:28 AM on October 16, 2014


Oh my gosh, I haven't played this in years. But I'm Greg Nog over there.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:30 AM on October 16, 2014


the last time i logged in was like 2007. i can't even remember the username or password or email i signed up with, so of course i have at least a billion meat just sitting there sadly.
posted by poffin boffin at 8:33 AM on October 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


E-mail address not found in player table. Try again.

AWWWWW
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:49 AM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


all my KoL stuff is based around the Lord Peter Wimsey novels)

And just like that, I am SOLD.
posted by corb at 8:52 AM on October 16, 2014


I used to be fezzik, a long time ago, when MonkeyFilter had a clan. I can't even remember how to play any more. Can you still sell potions at the market? We used to have a bitchin' shop.
posted by tracicle at 8:59 AM on October 16, 2014


Things have changed a lot; all of the quests have been revamped, all of the classes just got two skills per level, ascension works differently, every season has its own special restriction (my favorite is probably Zombie Hunter). It's worth logging in and resetting your ascension if you haven't played in a while.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 9:02 AM on October 16, 2014


I am Relnach. Haven't played in awhile. My proudest achievement is that I was one of the first 100 people to ascend.

I'd probably come back if there was a MeFi clan, though...
posted by inturnaround at 9:04 AM on October 16, 2014


I am now Lady Mary, accordion thief, and happy to join with others!
posted by corb at 9:04 AM on October 16, 2014


"Aggravated violation of this rule will result in a fine (Meat and/or items) being levied against your character in the amount of "however much we feel like taking, you jackass."

This place is goodly and great and I wish I had given it more time earlier.
posted by corb at 9:06 AM on October 16, 2014


I'm over there as RaisyDaisy, a mere level 11 Disco Bandit. I've been thinking about getting back into the game.
posted by pointystick at 9:26 AM on October 16, 2014


Might be time to revisit old BjornStronginthearm.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:38 AM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm Atlach (because I was on a Lovecraftian kick at the time), and I'm currently a level 14 Turtle Tamer, or "Asp Master", a name which fills me with adolescent glee.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 9:52 AM on October 16, 2014


I've forgotten how to do the simplest things, but I'm a level 44 Accordion Thief with massive amounts of meat.
posted by Obscure Reference at 10:38 AM on October 16, 2014


Anyone playing for the first time, or playing after a long break, would probably get some benefit from the KoL Wiki. Warning — spoilers abound.

Some highlights are the special challenge paths, the newly updated Spookyraven Manor quest, and the Clan Basement with the group dungeons.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 11:27 AM on October 16, 2014


First person to send me a message on KoL gets a million meat!
posted by oceanjesse at 12:15 PM on October 16, 2014


Yeah, I hadn't played since 2007 and was really bummed to learn that my account had been wiped. I know for sure that the things I had back then would have been super valuable today.
posted by oceanjesse at 12:17 PM on October 16, 2014


Yeah, my account was apparently wiped. That's a bummer.

Maybe I'll start a new one and enclanenate with folks!
posted by rollbiz at 12:24 PM on October 16, 2014


If it were playable at all on mobile, I would still be playing regularly. I think the last time I played was during the zombie challenge path which made me borequit.
posted by Night_owl at 12:31 PM on October 16, 2014


They added a mobile version over the summer, which isn't the prettiest thing in the world, but is at least usable on a phone.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:36 PM on October 16, 2014


Logged in - there are a number of changes, and I do not remember what I was focused on previously. I do still love this game, so I'll make time to play. If anyone needs meat or any other help, just Kmail me (#123803) :)
posted by Julnyes at 12:57 PM on October 16, 2014


I just reactivated my account. I'm the same there a I am here, and would join a clan if someone makes one.
posted by backseatpilot at 1:02 PM on October 16, 2014


Not sure if I'll actually pick it up again, but other people saying they'd been wiped made me curious if I had, and I apparently haven't. #1858209, if anyone's curious or wants to say hello.
posted by mstokes650 at 1:13 PM on October 16, 2014


I haven't played since 2005, but hmmm, I have some spare time now...
posted by jetlagaddict at 1:21 PM on October 16, 2014


I started a new account. I'm Rollibz (#2589740).
posted by rollbiz at 1:22 PM on October 16, 2014


wait, were accounts wiped even if they had various purchased-with-real-money items (mr a's, iirc) which were supposed to permanently prevent account wiping? because if so lol fuck them forever.
posted by poffin boffin at 1:28 PM on October 16, 2014


My main concern with getting back into kingdom of loathing is that I have no idea if some change in the past many years makes my character unascendable or not.

OTOH, I retain much meat and Mr Accessories from the days of yore.
posted by Phredward at 1:41 PM on October 16, 2014


I was bonhamneverdies back in the day, and it was wiped. I started it up again (apparently in 2008?) and haven't really played since. But I'm still bonhamneverdies (#1843921). Maybe I'll start up again!
posted by papayaninja at 1:50 PM on October 16, 2014


wait, were accounts wiped even if they had various purchased-with-real-money items (mr a's, iirc) which were supposed to permanently prevent account wiping?

I don't remember for sure, but I doubt I ever purchased anything in-game that cost real money, as broke as I was back then.
posted by rollbiz at 1:54 PM on October 16, 2014


I'm actually the sole active member of a clan called Limited-Edition Chicken that Mrs. Penguin and I ran with our alts until she joined a Ravelry clan. If anyone wants to join they are welcome. The clan doesn't have much going for it right now, but I do have a fully decked-out Rumpus Room.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:03 PM on October 16, 2014


If I recall those dim and distant days the only reason my account survived was because I'd spent a bajillion dollars on familiars, so no if you paid cash monies you were spared the Angel of Account Death.
posted by winna at 2:06 PM on October 16, 2014


I'd be into this again. Looks like my account is long dead but I'll get started later this evening. If we could get some consensus on a metafilter clan, that would be excellent.
posted by Kwine at 2:43 PM on October 16, 2014


I am pro-Metafilter clan.
posted by rollbiz at 2:56 PM on October 16, 2014


I haven't played in ages, but if there was a Metafilter clan I would join it!!
posted by sarcasticah at 3:30 PM on October 16, 2014


When accounts were being wiped, your account was exempt if you ever had a Mr Accessory once during rollover, iirc. I think anything purchased with a Mr. A would also exempt you. Accounts are not wiped anymore.
posted by soelo at 3:34 PM on October 16, 2014


I used to play this like mad but hell if I remember my login.
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:33 PM on October 16, 2014


nm I guess it would have been wiped, last I played was back in like 2007.
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:35 PM on October 16, 2014


Holy cow, I was just thinking about KoL recently, after more years away than I can even remember. My account is still alive: I am Spiffette, a lowly Level 14 Disco Bandit.
posted by skybluepink at 4:36 PM on October 16, 2014


Holy crap, I thought mine would have been wiped, but Breccia the level 6 Pastamancer is active again. I have no idea what I'm doing.
posted by Akhu at 4:39 PM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Aww, it looks like my old account got wiped and the name was swiped by someone (unless my memory is just really, really bad), but that's okay! New character, ahoy! Trydia, the Clueless Newb is back in action for the first time ever!
posted by Diagonalize at 4:54 PM on October 16, 2014


Well, holy shit. I am Captain Explosion, level 9 Turtle Tamer.

Forgot I even had that email address. Turns out I'd used it to sign up for Adult Match Maker at some point too, an event I literally have no recollection of. Whole bunch of stuff in there. This is all very weird and awkward.
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:58 PM on October 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


> I have no idea what I'm doing

I don't think any of us do …
posted by scruss at 4:58 PM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm Round Numbers, a level 21 a Turtle Tamer. I haven't played in a long time, but I was ready to ascend so I'm not sure what I'm doing now.

QI could spare a million meat if we wanted to start a clan. The main advantage would be the chat feature, I'd think. I had just gained access to the dungeon in my clan but it's been a few years so I've probably been booted by now.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:13 PM on October 16, 2014


Oh wow, I haven't touched my account since...2007 or so, but I appear to be a level 14 Seal Clubber named Silvarin (and on a hardcore oxygenarian ascension, no less). I have no idea what I'm doing anymore but I just killed a zombie chef.
posted by Poegar Tryden at 5:21 PM on October 16, 2014


Funny how quickly a person can get through 200 turns.
posted by turbid dahlia at 5:39 PM on October 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


I'm now Quickener of the Dead, but I've never played with anyone or as part of a clan before!
posted by jetlagaddict at 5:53 PM on October 16, 2014


Well. I guess that settles it. I'm back in as Ms Friendly, starting over.
posted by Night_owl at 7:53 PM on October 16, 2014


Owh I reset my second ascension and kind of wish I didn't (though I did get 40 extra turns!)
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:36 PM on October 16, 2014


I'm Kaffein (don't ask) and maybe I'll try logging in again, too.

I think my husband started a household clan...but hmm...
posted by wintersweet at 10:08 PM on October 16, 2014


And now I've got a Tenth Anniversary Cape. Dang, that's some nostalgia.

(Oh look, we do have a clan, and its name is Katsu Kare. I...don't even remember when that happened.)
posted by wintersweet at 10:12 PM on October 16, 2014


So who is volunteering to set up the MeFightClub clan?
posted by turbid dahlia at 10:52 PM on October 16, 2014


I'm Darwinlet. I use KolMafia to add extra links and shortcuts.

Today (Oct 17) is the 10 year anniversary of the creation of my character, who has completed 66 ascensions.

I'm hitting Heavy Rains myself, to up my Belch the Rainbow skill.

I'm also in a mostly-abandoned clan, but it has a slime-tube and hobopolis, so I don't want to totally abandon it. I will happily be a friend of any meta-clan (or make anyone a friend of Clan A for Effort). k-mail me.
posted by Mad_Carew at 11:10 PM on October 16, 2014


I have no real idea what I am doing here, but apparently my account will be ten years old next week. I can't believe it never got deleted!
posted by skybluepink at 11:21 PM on October 16, 2014


My account is gone too. That's okay, I now have Trish the Dish, sauceror-in-training!
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:58 PM on October 16, 2014


Best game ever! I've racked up over a hundred ascensions over many years. My username over there is quine.
posted by painquale at 12:01 AM on October 17, 2014


I'm #1880048, a Level 11 Disco Bandit. I haven't ever played with anyone else online, so clans are completely foreign to me (I know, I know...) but today is Friday! Time to squander time!
posted by undue influence at 1:18 AM on October 17, 2014


I could do with a casual play game that is not a clicker, because apparently the part of the brain which responds to pointless grindy activity is super well developed in my brain as is ths bit of the brain that controls realisation that I am wasting my life.
So I would enjoy rejoining KoL I last played.... many many years ago, but I've checked and my ancient account is long gone.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:27 AM on October 17, 2014


Oh my goodness, I have an ascended teetotaling lvl 14 Disco Bandit with an empty Mall store and about a million meat under this username. I can't remember when the heck I last signed in was ... long enough ago that's it's offering me the opportunity to start my run over.
posted by solotoro at 4:23 AM on October 17, 2014


...so now I'm a ballin' level 1 turtle tamer.
posted by solotoro at 5:04 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


...who is leading a clan of three, apparently, the other two of whom are inactive. But we don't have a lot of stuff, so I am ready to abandon the Teen Wolves for a MeFi clan should one arise.
posted by solotoro at 5:52 AM on October 17, 2014


That's the game! I've been trying to remember its name for approximately ever. I am pretty sure I was gubenuj with Monkeyfilter there, but alas I can't remember my password and I think I had used an old hotmail email that is long disappeared into some abyss, so I can't get a reset. I miss those fun cocktails we used to give each other.
posted by gubenuj at 7:01 AM on October 17, 2014


Already having Hobopolis and a slime tube or Dreadsylvania is a plus, so instead of making a new clan, we should join an already existing one (many have been mentioned upthread). Also, you can whitelist users so they can join another clan and then come back to your clan without having to be approved again.

Seconding the KOL Wiki for help in figuring out what to do and how to play with others. I have not done much in the clan dungeons, but it sounds like people playing at the same time can help each other out.

Also, there are many buffbots, chefbots, boozebots and at one time there was a wadbot, but I think it is defunct.
posted by soelo at 7:47 AM on October 17, 2014


I didn't know there were quite so many They Might Be Giants references in Kindgom of Loathing.
posted by JHarris at 9:46 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


If you dig this sort of thing, you might enjoy Fallen London.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:11 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


I have So. Much. Stuff.

It feels like it's going to be a lot of work just getting back up to speed on what everything is and does, let alone the new game play. (And if I can still ascend.)

But of course I immediately bought a Mr. A and unlocked the new spooky area anyway.
posted by Room 641-A at 10:49 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh, but I'm glad to be back in time for Crimbo!
posted by Room 641-A at 10:50 AM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


I just logged back into my account, Rodney the Rogue, for the first time in a while. If anyone wants to be a member of a dusty deserted clan, Clan MacDemogorgon's still around.
posted by JHarris at 12:10 PM on October 17, 2014


We to choose one of the six mostly defunct clans, but how do we decide?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 1:28 PM on October 17, 2014


Well, mine's name is a combination Highlander/Nethack reference. And we have a bunch of stuff laying around our goodies stash. That's pretty much all it has to recommend it.

Kingdom of Loathing is something I'm glad exists, and I hope it lasts a hundred years, but I don't have the time or energy necessary to really play it the way it deserves to be played at the moment. (I mean, the game has an entire subdungeon that's nothing but a collection of Nethack in-jokes, how cool is that?)
posted by JHarris at 1:37 PM on October 17, 2014


One of the things I like about it is that you don't have to log in every day. If you do, you go faster, but there are very few things that need to be tended to every single day. The mushroom field is one example.
posted by soelo at 1:53 PM on October 17, 2014


My multi has the same name as my account here. ;)

I originally started playing KoL back in 2004, and joined (and lead) one of the better-known clans. I got back into the game last year and have been cranking out 3-day HR runs. Eek.

I'd love to get a whitelist to a MeFi clan if y'all are hanging out.

Regarding tips, if you're getting Mr. A-level equipment, I'd suggest picking up a VIP pass and getting a whitelist to "Bonus Adventures From Hell" (BAFH). Amazing bang for the buck.

If you've been away from the game for a while, there's an awful lot of new content and quest and skill revamps. There's amazing depth in the game with lots of hilarious writing.

Also, if you are the only active member of a clan, you may want to make a multi and transfer ownership to that account. I can help sort that out if you're having trouble (or if you're otherwise trying to figure out the residual value of clan furniture and such).
posted by QuantumMeruit at 2:14 PM on October 17, 2014


Well I just whitelisted every username I saw here for Limited-Edition Chicken. I don't have a basement, though so if someone else has a basement and wants to whitelist everyone we could do that. If we do stick with my clan and I forgot to whitelist you, just apply and I'll try to approve you this evening.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:46 PM on October 17, 2014


I have a basement (hobopolis and Slime Tube)

Lady Mary just joined my clan - woo hoo there are now two active players in Denver Ducis!

I would whitelist people if I knew how to do that.
posted by Julnyes at 3:13 PM on October 17, 2014


and I just opened up Dreadslyvania
posted by Julnyes at 3:16 PM on October 17, 2014


Never mind, everyone join julnyes' clan!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:17 PM on October 17, 2014


Julnyes' clan is best clan! Wheee!
posted by corb at 3:23 PM on October 17, 2014


Also it appears there are things around that give extra adventures to clan members, for which I am excited.
posted by corb at 3:24 PM on October 17, 2014


Oh hey, I've got 14.7 million meat in my closet!

I'm trying to find people but the iPad version is a little wonky. I'll try again from the laptop later.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:26 PM on October 17, 2014


Julnyes: you can set up the clan whitelist from the clan administration office (the desk). Just enter a username and a rank and they'll end up with that rank when they join.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:38 PM on October 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm Sarcasticah in the game too. (#51419)
posted by sarcasticah at 6:23 PM on October 17, 2014


Ok now that we're centralizing in a clan with basements...can someone explain basements to me? And whatever other clan amenities there are, for that matter? Is a basement just, like, another region to play? But they self-destruct as people use them or something, right? Or...something?
posted by Hold your seahorses at 7:40 PM on October 17, 2014


There are things in basements that take a lot of killing, and sometimes require cooperation. You can, for instance, get stuck in the sewers and either be rescued by a fellow clannie, or spend ten turns working your way out.

Clan dungeon goodies can be quite good, much of the stuff from Hobopolis and the Slime Tube is power 200 stuff, with extra powers. The aforementioned KoLWiki can tell you more, if you wish to be spoiled.
posted by Mad_Carew at 7:47 PM on October 17, 2014


There are also perks like meat trees that will give you a certain amount of meat each day and a "gym" where you can regain stats. I think the pool is the only place in-game you can chat with other people?
posted by Room 641-A at 8:03 PM on October 17, 2014


I hope I can remember my old password, my character was pretty sick. I played a shitload back in high school - I had the full set of plexiglass gear - but I stopped playing right around NS13.

...nope, don't remember the password. :(.
posted by Itaxpica at 8:15 PM on October 17, 2014


(But if you want to whitelist me in case I DO remember, the name was Neovanglist).
posted by Itaxpica at 8:21 PM on October 17, 2014


Besides the clan dungeons, there's also the Clan VIP Lounge. The Lounge Key currently costs around 15 million meat (in other words, slightly more than a Mr. Accessory, which you can purchase for $10).

The Lounge gives you access to some of the best available buffs in the game. Many of the Lounge items were Items of the Month available for purchase previously. So a few months ago, there was the Clan Speakeasy, which gave three really good drinks a day. (One drink, the Lucky Lindy, reveals your semirare counter for 1 drunk.)

Although all of that furniture is ridiculously expensive now, you can get it for free via a whitelist to BAFH. The exception is the Clan Hot Dog Stand, which, since it requires the clan to stock consumables, suffers from a bit of the Tragedy of the Commons, at least as far as BAFH goes.

Regarding chat -- there's that whole thing on the right-hand pane. (Hopefully the new players can all successfully pass the literacy test.) The channel /clan has hopefully obvious uses. There's also a walkie-talkie (cheap!) which you can use to create a channel for cross-clan semi-private stuff.
posted by QuantumMeruit at 8:41 PM on October 17, 2014


Oh, yeah. If any of y'all are just starting out (and not reviving an account with millions of meat or something), PM me and I'll send you a newbie care package. Or something.
posted by QuantumMeruit at 8:42 PM on October 17, 2014


Trish the Dish and her sister MissAlyssaJones have both requested admission to the Denver Ducis!
posted by ApathyGirl at 9:35 PM on October 17, 2014


I joined The Denver Ducis. I've only ventured just inside a basement before so if someone wants to coordinate a basement run I can help.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:29 PM on October 17, 2014


Man, the new MacGuffin quest is so much better than the old one.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 1:43 AM on October 18, 2014


Solotoro the newt herder has requested membership to Denver Ducis!
posted by solotoro at 5:38 AM on October 18, 2014


I'm digging through my piles of crap I've acquired over 16 ascensions, and trying to put interesting stuff in the clan stash, if anyone wants it.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:47 AM on October 18, 2014 [2 favorites]


I've never really played this, but nubs42 will be requesting clan membership.
posted by nubs at 8:50 AM on October 18, 2014


It is so great to see active players in the clan - I'm really happy to welcome you guys! Give yourselves whatever Titles you like :)

I'm currently in a Avatar of Boris run, so what I can do is a bit limited, but I'll drop into a regular run afterwards. I do have Pastamancer, Sauceror, and Turtle Tamer multi if people need effects or items specific to those types. Just message me in-game about it.
posted by Julnyes at 10:31 AM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


Okay, I'm going to start adding things to the stash. It will take a while because I'm going to have to look up a lot of stuff, but there should be plenty of low-level stuff up front for any new players.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:37 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


An important note for people who haven't played in a while: the Hermit doesn't take the Hermit Permit anymore so you only need one per ascension.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:40 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm PseudoKu the sauceror. I've played on and off for a while. I think this is the fifth character I've had since they kept getting wiped for inactivity. So I have no idea what a lot of the new stuff is.
posted by eruonna at 2:02 PM on October 18, 2014


I still have no clue what I'm doing, but I'm having fun floundering around. I'm going to delve into the wiki, and once I'm slightly more clued up, will be attempting to join the Denver Ducis.
posted by skybluepink at 2:13 PM on October 18, 2014


I want to join the party! GirlThing reporting for action with apparently 4 million meat. I haven't logged in in six years. Nuts.
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:28 PM on October 18, 2014


I'm Spatular and I haven't played since like 2008... basically wandering around right now, figuring out what's new. Joined the Denver Ducis - thanks!
posted by augustimagination at 2:30 PM on October 18, 2014


I remembered I needed to change into my rollover gear, and then I remembered I used to have an actual game workflow (and that was before I ever played turn) and maybe that's why I stopped playing because it was like a job. I don't have the energy for that any more.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:18 PM on October 18, 2014


(Meaning I won't play that way, not that I won't play at all.)
posted by Room 641-A at 8:21 PM on October 18, 2014


KolMafia actually automates a bunch of the "work" which is nice, although I now have about 86 disassembled 10 lead clovers because it clears the hermit out every day.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:03 AM on October 19, 2014


I meant to add that I was using KolMafia but I don't keep it as automated as most but...I just ascended so I'm a total n00b for now in Ronin and with almost no stuff so forget everything else I said! (Thanks to snarkypants for the advice!)
posted by Room 641-A at 6:24 AM on October 19, 2014


For everyone who's starting out totally fresh, like I did, I'm putting extra quest-helpful low-level items in the stash as I finish said quest.
posted by corb at 9:49 AM on October 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


I had an account in 2006 which is gone, but I've recreated her. Gin Tsao Mao is a level 1 Pastamancer.

I don't understand ANY of this multi- or clan-related discussion, but I'm happy to be a frog in the pond if there are invitations to have and respond to.
posted by kalessin at 11:31 AM on October 19, 2014


Also KoLMafia doesn't seem to work properly on Yosemite, even with an older JVM, so I can wait on that.
posted by kalessin at 11:34 AM on October 19, 2014


Signed up today.
posted by royals at 1:41 PM on October 19, 2014


kalessin, I think you can search for clan names from the clan district, or you can click on Julney's info (or any clan member's info)and click the clan link from there. There are some goodies you can get from the clan and once a year (I think?) you can buy a VIP membership from Mr. store.

I've been checking into the clan chat but haven't seen anyone yet.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:03 PM on October 19, 2014


Logged into my rather old and disused account, which I apparently stopped using after ascending once - calliope_333, applied to join Julney's clan.
posted by fever-trees at 10:46 PM on October 19, 2014


Also KoLMafia doesn't seem to work properly on Yosemite, even with an older JVM, so I can wait on that.

kalessin, I used to handle all the mac/java issues for KoLMafia before I stopped playing for a few years, but I still know the build system really well. Let me know what build and what version of java you have and I can look into it. you can either me-mail or k-mail me (Darwinlet on KoL).

However, Top-of-Tree works for me on Yosemite (and did throughout the betas). OTOH, my command line for starting KoLMafia is "cd ~/projects/kolmafia && ant daily && java -jar ~/projects/kolmafia/dist/*.jar" so I may be more obsessive than most about getting the latest build every night before I start running.
posted by Mad_Carew at 8:53 AM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh wow.

Well, I am CancerMan (#1745943), and while I have been logging in daily, I've just been grabbing whatever Meat is available from various bonuses. Like others, KoL has taken too much of my morning and I don't really "play" anymore.

It's a shame, too, because I had a whole spreadsheet developed to assist me in pulling the right equipment from Hangk's at the right times for quests. Now I'm sure that spreadsheet is woefully out of date.

At least my combat macros are still in place.
posted by CancerMan at 4:49 PM on October 20, 2014 [1 favorite]


Anyone who joined the clan: The clan Message Board is a forum where we can discuss the game, if you want. Once people get adjusted it would be fun to try one of the clan basement dungeons, but it would be better to organize it on KoL than here.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:36 AM on October 22, 2014


Mad_Crew, sorry to take so long.

My Java install is at /usr/bin/java and the output from "java -version" is:
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-466.1-11M4716)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-466.1, mixed mode)

I installed this after KoLMafia complained about my Java version and linked me to some official page for downloading it.
posted by kalessin at 8:30 AM on October 22, 2014 [1 favorite]


Randy Panda (#401417) here. I've been very casually playing since... crap, 2005? Can that be right? Only 33 ascensions, though. I did set up my own clan, the Groucho Marxists, but I wouldn't let anyone else in to it (heh). Maybe it's time I tried playing well with others?
posted by GhostintheMachine at 4:59 PM on October 22, 2014


I've been playing for 10 years(on and off, I'm a very casual player.) I'm Suzika in game if you want to say hi.

In fact, I go to KoLumbus every year (it is a weekend long KoL party in Columbus, Ohio.)
posted by SuzySmith at 12:29 AM on October 23, 2014 [2 favorites]


Oh man, I wonder if I can remember what email I was using back then. I hadn't thought about it in years. It was so clever.
posted by dejah420 at 6:43 PM on October 23, 2014


Hmm, I sort of quit because the Money Making Game taught me I had addictive tendencies, but I still log on occasionally. Apparently I last updated my profile 8 years ago. Anyway, larky lion joins the clan fun, here we go.
posted by ktkt at 1:27 AM on October 28, 2014


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