Thursday, December 13, 2012

Declaration of Victory: The Eating of Dust

Has been open for voting for at least 12 hours, has a number of FOR Votes that exceed or equal Quorum, and the Mastermind has Voted FOR. Kevan may ascend at his leisure.  Josh

Adminned at 13 Dec 2012 09:42:08 UTC

I seem to have the Car with the highest Raciness.

Comments

Kevan:

12-13-2012 00:04:12 UTC

Was halfway through springing into action with some identity theft there, in case anyone else was doing the same, but may as well just jump in with a DoV. My Car’s Raciness is 48 (3*4*4), which beats Larry’s (1*2*1 = 2), Murphy’s (3*1*3 = 9) and Argon’s (1*3*1 = 3). With the Raciest car, I achieve victory.

RaichuKFM:

12-13-2012 00:24:18 UTC

against The rule states “on of after that day”, not on that day.

Murphy:

12-13-2012 00:51:01 UTC

for The rule is a pretty obvious typo/gloss for “(at any time) on or after that day”.

Clucky:

12-13-2012 00:57:15 UTC

for

Argon14:

12-13-2012 01:36:24 UTC

for I agree, why draw this out until tomorrow, when its obvious the Kevan has the biggest chance of winning at this point. I think the only person that can be identity thefted is Sphinx and its only 50 dollars.

Larrytheturtle:

12-13-2012 01:57:42 UTC

for While RaichuKFM is technically right there is no point in prolonging as far as i can tell

Cpt_Koen:

12-13-2012 02:14:29 UTC

“The rule is a pretty obvious typo/gloss for “(at any time) on or after that day”.”

I feel I have to inform you that as a non-native this was pretty nonobvious to me.

As a non-active player I have no idea what the odds are that someone manages to beat Kevan by tomorrow, but “Technically you haven’t won but since you declared victory it’s OK.” feels wrong on principle.

Sphinx:

12-13-2012 05:47:38 UTC

for

Josh:

12-13-2012 07:19:28 UTC

for Well raced!

quirck:

12-13-2012 07:26:39 UTC

for

Purplebeard:

12-13-2012 08:19:13 UTC

Turns out that there was a relatively straightforward scam open to gain an arbitrary amount of raciness. With access to two Gyms with a Stat of at least 2, one can reduce Gym A’s Stat by 2 to increase the Chassis stat, then copy Gym B’s Stat back to Gym A (last sentence of rule 2.2.3). Repeat at nauseam to obtain the pimpest car on the block.

Josh:

12-13-2012 09:13:03 UTC

Yeah, I spotted that. Disappointed that that didn’t get exploited.

Kevan:

12-13-2012 09:54:24 UTC

I’d spotted it, but it turned out that I didn’t need to use it - with Chassis capped at 10, it was enough to just burn through both Gyms once. Credit to Clucky for spotting that two Gyms could copy a Stat from an otherwise off-limits Garage, and for not changing the locks on me.

Purplebeard:

12-13-2012 10:14:54 UTC

Ah, I didn’t know there was a cap. That makes sense then.