gtminer
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by gtminer on Sep 6, 17 10:43 AM
gtminer wrote:8/19/17

Rare Editions 10 part
Helpful Device 5 part
Competition 3 part
Ancient Picture 5 part
Inspiration 5 part
Helping Hand 5 part
Birth of Goo 5 part
What's Going On 10 part
Rare Editions 10 part
Gnome spy -- hmmm, do I use an amulet or diamond my way though it?
Day 1 3 part
Special Interest 3 part

Competition 3 part (sneaked it in at the last hour)

Finally finished the airship cc with my first DQ. Glad to be done. Finished the crafting cc, now working on the wof cc.

Oops, didnt meant to repost this, meant to edit it, so sorry.

When I got Inspiration, I had an airship for 234 sent it empty & called it back. Wanted 237, then finally 258 DQ wanted 240. When I got What's Going On, DQ wants 150 (I wish), and now airship wants 312, then 279, then finally 225


Oops, didnt meant to repost this, I meant to edit it, so sorry.

Used an amulet for Gnome Spy, then got Day 1. Since I had so much time left on the amulet, I did Day 1 hoping for a good DQ afterwards. No such Luck. Ended up getting Special Interest which is another 3 part. Hindsight I was better off skipping Day 1 and wasting 1/2 of the amulet. Oh well, live & learn. Will someone please kick me in the rear end if I ever do Day 1 again. Seems to never be worth it.

Ended up sending out 4 or 5 airships without Trina wanting them. She was hitting me hard with hos after hos. I kinda guessed she would as the last few days she had only been wanting airships when the DQs wanted very few. I did decide that I wouldn't worry about this when it wasn't feasible as I've come to the conclusion that I will run out of postcards way before I run out of Trina quests.

Wow, 13 DQs this time around!

Edited on 09/06/2017 at 3:31:53 PM PST


 
silver_hawk
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by silver_hawk on Sep 6, 17 10:55 AM
GulfCoastGuppy wrote:silver_hawk...slow down and take a much needed break. Just do your gifting and the CC if you can.

You've already achieved your Christmas gift getting goal, so ease up. You will never finish any of the DQ achievements if you run yourself to the ground. Working the Castle is just like caring for a loved one in need, you must take care of the care-taker.



Thank you. After I got the gift boxes I have slowed way down.

Spending time in front of the TV instead of the game. Watching movies I've seen a dozen times already or keeping an eye on Irma. Even downloaded a couple BF games that didn't require clicking on the mouse constantly. The type that just needed brain power to find puzzle solutions - Leaves: The Journey and Leaves 2: The Return. Finished them already.

Only doing the minimum to do a DQ or two and work on the CC. Have been ignoring doing rounds. Sooner or later I need to replace the airship items used. Tried to do some of that today. Had to take down my wish list and stop gifting. Everyone wants airship items and/or pet food. Don't we all .

I just need more time I suppose. I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time.

 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by Cute_Moni on Sep 6, 17 11:17 AM
silver_hawk, I am so sorry that you are feeling a bit blue today.

Sounds like you might be overdoing it a bit?
Maybe getting all those gift boxes.....?

Sounds like you definitely need some rest to improve your health and spirits again...

And I have learned from experience - never do your future calculations on a blue day - it is just too overwhelming! And adds to the blueness...

These MC quests are definitely long term for us all, so don't worry.... ..... Tomorrow is another day... and we'll all still be here, questing away!

.....REST, REST, REST....

And treat yourself to something wonderful for a pick me up!

Moni

ETA: Sorry, got interrupted 1/2 way through my post, which I had started before your post... glad to hear you are taking it slow for a while...good idea to halt the gifting for a bit, too....and you have my sympathies for being sick of being sick....rest...


Edited on 09/06/2017 at 11:25:04 AM PST


 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by GulfCoastGuppy on Sep 6, 17 2:14 PM
Just finished New Knowledge and passing on Special Interest. I'll be getting the CC tonight done quickly as Friday we will be putting up the hurricane shutters and last minute cooking up some things ahead of the storm.

 
TiramaSue
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Sep 6, 17 5:17 PM
Castle Date: Sep 7


Game #1
Three Days of the Castle Explorer (pass)


Task #18
Task #19



Game #2
Lost Pages (pass)


Task #18 - done
Task #19 - done


I'm so fed up with this game, it isn't funny. Taking down my wish list and hoping that some time after the hurricane I'll finally get a DQ that is worth doing.

Edited on 09/06/2017 at 11:50:00 PM PST


 
silver_hawk
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by silver_hawk on Sep 6, 17 5:31 PM
Castle Date Sept 7

Game 1:
Ancient Picture
Legendary Scroll
Helpful Device
What's Going On?
Rare Editions
Special Interest (pass)

CC task #18: Done
CC task #19: Done - it was a rusty iron day...
Piggy (rusty), Phoenix (silver), Tiger (rust), Reindeer (rust), Manticore (rust), Turtle (gold), Garden Bunny (silver), Cook (silver), Tiger (rust again), Yeti (rust), Piggy (silver), Jester Bunny (gold), Hippo (gold), Seal (rust), Puppy (silver).

Game 2:
What's Going On?
Rare Editions
Something New
Competition
Birth of Goo
Knowledge Hunter (pass)

CC task #18: Done
CC task #19: Done
Piggy (silver), Turtle (rust), Tiger (silver), Spring Bunny (rust), Phoenix (silver), Garden Bunny (gold), Puppy (silver), Turtle again (silver).

Edited on 09/07/2017 at 5:48:52 PM PST


 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by BAPPLE on Sep 6, 17 6:21 PM
Slow at posting progress for September 5/6

Helpful Device done
Rare Editions done

Made a terrible blunder at the beginning of game day yesterday. Started spinning the fortune wheel. before finishing crafting.
I have finished both now and ready to try for silver crates for feeding pets. Trying to
see the humor in my rush to spin the wheel.

I, also, find that I am not wanting to do round after round. Glad I am not the only one.
Everyone in Florida stay safe

New Day

I have finished O.G.R..E 13. Next up Gnome Spy. Just cannot do it again so soon. Will check in on Friday.

Edited on 09/06/2017 at 6:43:14 PM PST


 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by HennyMarie on Sep 7, 17 1:05 AM
What's going on DONE and DONE again
Helpful device DONE in between the other two

What's going on, first time, should be a quick one, but I forgot to play the last dicegame yesterday, so have to wait a few hours for it.. will pay for when the airship is back. AND when it came bck I had the same problem with dice.. and I had to send airships away and call for new to get in.. pretty much a spent diamonds day
CC DONE


Edited on 09/07/2017 at 1:45:47 PM PST


 
GulfCoastGuppy
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by GulfCoastGuppy on Sep 7, 17 6:49 AM
TiramaSue wrote:Castle Date: Sep 7

I'm so fed up with this game, it isn't funny. Taking down my wish list and hoping that some time after the hurricane I'll finally get a DQ that is worth doing.


TiramaSue, normally I would be a cheerleader and try to urge you on, but...I totally understand your frustration. I'm almost directly across the state from you on the west coast and, whether we lose power or not, I may take this opportunity to limit my time in the castle for a week or so.

Something must be done about the airship wheels or the drop of airship items, at least for upper levels. Collecting 100, 200, 300 items a day to recoup from one DQ is more than just a chore, and we are now passing on more and more DQs.

 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Sep 7, 17 7:11 AM
I would play some HOS if I had a DQ worth doing. But I'm not sending airships to complete a 3-part DQ.

Once it became clear that Irma would prevent me from finishing the challenge, I tried to psych myself up and be happy about getting 2 of the avatars. Now it looks like that might not happen. I'll probably get Lost Pages AND Three Days and then whichever 10-parter it is that wants an airship in part 1. I'm not sending 4 airships to get an avatar.

Tonight we will fasten the hurricane shutters and I'm sure living in a dark tin can for several days isn't going to improve my mood. Hope you've completed your hurricane prep.

 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Sep 7, 17 5:44 PM
Castle Date: Sep 8


Game #1
Robbery of the Century
Strange Papers
O.G.R.E. - 13
Rare Editions
Special Interest (pass)


Task #20 - done




Game #2
Robbery of the Century
Rare Editions
Strange Papers
Ancient Picture (pass)

Task #20 - done



Looks like I'll get the 2nd avatar after all. However, after watching a news segment featuring Florida Power and Light that showed where they expected severe power outages, there won't be many Floridians getting Merlin.

Edited on 09/08/2017 at 5:06:14 PM PST


 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by silver_hawk on Sep 7, 17 5:51 PM
TiramaSue - Glad to hear you'll get Ivanho at least. Hope you still get a chance for Merlin.

Castle Date Sept 8

Game 1:
Rare Editions
Knowledge Hunter
Experiment
Knowledge Hunter - again
Studying Luck (pass - out of time to complete it)


Game 2:
Inspiration
Rare Editions
Knowledge Hunter
Inspiration - again (pass)

CC task #20: Both games - Done... Avatars Acquired

Edited on 09/08/2017 at 3:05:54 PM PST


 
GulfCoastGuppy
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by GulfCoastGuppy on Sep 7, 17 5:51 PM
Oh TiramaSue, SO glad for you and your DQs!

New Knowledge for me but Trina wanted ZZs and HOS, so I used diamonds to get through to part 9. I "wasted" an airship not using it for Trina but the CC is done.

Laundry tomorrow and the moving plants and pool furniture.

 
TiramaSue
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by TiramaSue on Sep 7, 17 6:07 PM
GulfCoastGuppy wrote:Oh TiramaSue, SO glad for you and your DQs!

New Knowledge for me but Trina wanted ZZs and HOS, so I used diamonds to get through to part 9. I "wasted" an airship not using it for Trina but the CC is done.

Laundry tomorrow and the moving plants and pool furniture.


I'm going to hold off using diamonds and try and play a bunch of HOS.

My hurricane prep work is just about done. Our walk-in-closet is our designated "safe room" but it's too soon to get that ready. Didn't need to hunker down in there for Wilma, but Irma might be different.

 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by BAPPLE on Sep 7, 17 6:28 PM
September 8th progress

Helping Hand done
Birth of Goo done
Strange Papers done

CC done - Avatar collected


TiramaSue I'm so glad you got the avatar. Will be praying for you and all Floridians to make it safely through Irma.

Edited on 09/08/2017 at 6:43:25 AM PST


 
HennyMarie
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by HennyMarie on Sep 7, 17 11:08 PM
Knowledge hunter DONE
I.T.S.O.T.R.K. DONE
Ancient picture DONE
Guess it will take most of the day to get 7 parts done NOPE, spent an amulet.


Edited on 09/08/2017 at 3:17:36 AM PST


 
gtminer
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by gtminer on Sep 8, 17 10:49 AM
Didn't Post my progress yesterday, 9/6/17, because I was just too tired after shopping. So here it goes:

Special Interest 3 part
What's going On 10 part
Helping Hand 5 Part
Strange Papers 5 part
Day 1 -- PASS

Didn't want to get slapped silly, so I passed on Day 1 even though I got it before the evening was done. Didn't do my hos rounds, I was just too tired. So airship items are dropping almost below my comfort level.

 
gtminer
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by gtminer on Sep 8, 17 10:57 AM
Progress 9/7/17 - 9/8/17

Helpful Device 5 part
Study in Luck 3 part
Ogre 13 3 part
Helping Hands 5 part
Knew Knowledge 10 Part
What's Going On 10 Part
Gnome Spy 10 part (decided to use an amulet for it)
Competition 3 part
Helping Hands 5 part
Knew Knowledge 10 part
Something New 10 part

Made big mistake on my first Knew Knowledge. Had a 213 airship and didn't realize the DQ wanted 240. Cry, cry, cry. Oh well, Trina was happy. I used close to 300 diamonds on these DQs. I decided there was no sense in saving them, so I might as well push the DQ's. Doing this many DQs causes Trina to get out of sync frequently. It's a relief to decide not to worry about her 50 hos while I'm plowing through the DQs. When I catch a break, then I do hers to try and get an airship.


I had looked forward to a few hour break at the end of Knew Knowledge. Dang, then Something New came up, can't pass up that one, and Trina wanted 50 hos, and the puzzles were ready. So much for a few hour break. Got Trina done, then she wanted another 50 hos. Well, she's going to have to wait. I need a break, a nap, maybe a movie

Just noticed I did 10 10 parts this time around. If I could do that everyday, I'd finish You're a 10 in 4 more months

Edited on 09/08/2017 at 1:57:32 PM PST


 
gtminer
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by gtminer on Sep 8, 17 11:10 AM
I was just reading the beginning of this thread. It's interesting seeing so many different people post their progress. I sure hope they would come back & at least post their monthly progress and their thoughts. It's so interesting reading their progress. It seems too few of us post them.

Thank you, TiramaSue for originally posting this thread. You are in my thoughts and prayers as the time for Irma to hit is near. Praying for all in Florida.

 
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Re:we few, we happy few, we band of DQ'ers

[Post New]by GulfCoastGuppy on Sep 8, 17 12:57 PM
I agree gtminer! Would love to see more players at least post their monthly progress. I too like seeing, even if it is baby steps, anyone's accomplishments. And yes, thank you to TiramaSue for the start. I don't think I be moving right along on my own.

I told AuntieRoo, should she care to join us, this thread is kind of like group therapy!

 
 
 
 
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