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Title: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on June 26, 2010, 04:34:59 am
In the browser-based MSORPG Kingdom of Loathing, there are several SC2 references, from the simple appearance of the starfish, to the arrangement of the rainbow islands. But the latest is by far the most elaborate. They implemented a video arcade on the wrong side of the tracks in the seaside town. In it, among other things, is a fully playable minigame, 'space trip', which is a turn-based game very reminiscent of SC2.

If any of you want to try it out, just sign up for the game (free), and ask me for a few game tokens (dollar equivalent value ~$0.01 each, for now, and probably dropping). Supplies are limited at any moment, but I accumulate them over time.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Angelfish on June 26, 2010, 04:43:06 am
place some screenshots please :D


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Draxas on June 26, 2010, 04:55:54 am
place some screenshots please :D

 ;D Hahahaha!

You're obviously not familiar with Kingdom of Loathing.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on June 26, 2010, 05:32:00 am
Or maybe he is... Anyway, I don't suggest you play this one for the graphics.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Alvarin on June 26, 2010, 10:45:26 am
Oh wow, I actually liked the graphical style. I am now seriously thinking about joining. Though time might not allow it...

Here's an image from Wikipedia:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/Kingdom_of_loathing_screenshot1.png)


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Dabir on June 26, 2010, 06:29:46 pm
What what what the hell is that. Is it a grotesque parody of all browser-based RPG games?


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on June 26, 2010, 10:07:16 pm
Grotesque? Monochrome, yes. Deceptively simplistic art, yes. While not focusing on unimportant gunk like multiple animation frames and cartesian location, they have made a game that is simultaneously hilarious and has deep gameplay strategies; and the ascension mechanic helps keep your attention in the long term. It simultaneously appeals to achievers, explorers, competitors and socializers. The 0wners don't have a lot to do, to be sure.

And it antedates almost all of those browser-based RPG's - it's something like 7 years old now.

ETA: the mechanics are fairly simple, but you can tweak just about any of them, for a price. It's choosing which ones to focus on, and timing, and how best to handle good and bad luck -- that's where the strategy comes in.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Angelfish on June 27, 2010, 08:59:20 pm
place some screenshots please :D

 ;D Hahahaha!

You're obviously not familiar with Kingdom of Loathing.

I am, i'm just curious what that SC2 style part looks like without having to go through the trouble of actually playing it.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on June 28, 2010, 03:47:08 pm
Trouble? If you like reading funny things, it won't be trouble. And the community is really good mainly because in order to enter the chat system you need to pass an english test.

Also, in how many games is it a decent idea to drink until you're almost falling over before breakfast?


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Angelfish on June 28, 2010, 06:47:40 pm
Trouble? If you like reading funny things, it won't be trouble. And the community is really good mainly because in order to enter the chat system you need to pass an english test.

Also, in how many games is it a decent idea to drink until you're almost falling over before breakfast?

I already have an accoutn at kingdom of loathing. I created it about 5 years ago. I stopped playing shortly after joining. Didn't like it.
So just place the screenshots please :D


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on June 28, 2010, 10:14:32 pm
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5459/procrastinators.gif)



Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Angelfish on June 28, 2010, 11:16:11 pm
Thank you ;).
Looks interesting, and actually Starflight inspired instead of SC2-inspired?


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on June 29, 2010, 06:23:20 pm
Definitely a mix. In addition to the procrastinators, there's an Orz/Druuge hybrid. And you go on biological hunts - did starflight have that?


By the way,
KoL five years ago : KoL today :: SC2 with just the portion of the starmap southwest of 350,350 : SC2.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Dabir on June 29, 2010, 10:29:03 pm
Joined. Like. Also.

There is a SPATHI ELUDER in this game why was this not mentioned before. At the astronomy memorial in the cannon museum, one of the distant objects is The Eluder.

/abuse of punctuation


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on June 29, 2010, 11:58:59 pm
I forgot about it. It came up once around 4 years ago.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Angelfish on June 30, 2010, 12:12:51 am
isn't there a reference to that spathi in the Ultronobible?


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Novus on July 01, 2010, 10:11:41 am
KoL five years ago : KoL today :: SC2 with just the portion of the starmap southwest of 350,350 : SC2.
Using analogies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analogy) based on badly defined identities of relation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analogy#Identity_of_relation) : thinking clearly :: Druuge law : justice


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on July 01, 2010, 04:02:35 pm
'Around 1/9th complete, with enormous important chunks missing' isn't a well-defined relation?

take 2: I am not forming an argument. I am attempting to convey information. Rigor is far less important in this case.

Oh, by the way, Dabir - 3 game grid tokens are waiting for you.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Valos Cor on July 16, 2010, 08:09:09 pm
I played KoL 2 years ago and stopped playing out of boredom.  Tried again last year but forgot about it.  It is kind of fun but I had such bad lag I couldn't talk to clan-mates.  It seems pretty neat that therea are SC2 references in the game - too bad I only got to level 11 or so back then and didn't get any of the references.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Death 999 on July 16, 2010, 09:54:18 pm
The lag is much much better, now that they added combat macros. It slashed the pageloads and database hits required to run the game.


Title: Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
Post by: Valos Cor on July 16, 2010, 10:12:03 pm
Glad to hear, but it will take a lot more than that for me to start a third account (under the same name, of course).  $$ :) (joking)