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Title: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 13, 2008, 09:21:30 pm
Let's hear some theories or rumors about what the fix is going to be...

Ready! Set! Go!


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Yancy on February 14, 2008, 02:27:21 am
I'm getting an image...of a dwarf with wings.  It's hard to make out...awfully cloudy.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Gnilehdnam Artamus on February 14, 2008, 03:27:48 am
A dwarf will place a postage stamp on himself and dance on a sack of coal.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Twisti on February 14, 2008, 04:01:35 am
As you all know, I always get to test the new stuff and have a lot of insider knowledge. Sadly, I can't tell you what's going to happen, but if I could tell you, I would probably mention railroads. Not that I ever would, of course.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 04:56:19 am
Well, my island has run out of pigeons and is no longer useful for me to get around.  Any ETA on a fix for the birds or a suitable replacement?

There is little benefit in keeping the island for me if nothing is done.



Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: lilojo on February 19, 2008, 05:47:12 am
I think we need hot air balloons.  Made from Imperial cloth, rope, and barrels.  Maybe a new bird could provide the hot air, or we could use more vocal forum posters for that. ;)


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Twisti on February 19, 2008, 05:53:36 am
As your best and most popular Viceroy, I vow to produce enough hot air for every single member !


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 02:23:37 pm
This is a very high priority issue for me still.   My island is broken and this needs to be fixed soon.  I'll be cancelling 2 subscriptions at the end of this week if there is no word on a fix.  I can't understand why this has gone on so long.

Angry,
Zeb


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: clatra on February 19, 2008, 04:20:38 pm
What is astonishing to me is that TW is, presumably, making more money than ever and yet auctions and hitched island pigeons, both features that affect members only, are still borked.

I say bring back these features, bugs and all, and ban any exploiters. Fix the exploits and/or replace the features with better features *after* the better features are ingame and working as intended.

I am probably way oversimplifying the issues but when long time members have gotten used to features over the years, and made major base design choices around them like I have, then the features disappear without much reason/explanation I become anxious about not being able to defend my base effectively. Anxiety on the order of BVs suddenly not working because they will be replaced with something else in upcoming weeks/months when the admins get around to it.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: lilojo on February 19, 2008, 08:24:50 pm
Yeah for hangliders.  Also, mine was the best guess. ;D


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Yancy on February 19, 2008, 08:43:57 pm
I'm getting an image...of a dwarf with wings.  It's hard to make out...awfully cloudy.

I think mine was better.  I actually knew it was Hangliders, but didn't want to give it away.  Also you owe me 24500 strawberries, lilojo.

And, I think it sucks that you must subscribe in order to hanglide.  PP's are still no good on islands?



Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 08:59:40 pm
We were not given enough coins to get a hanglider and even a single landing station  We should at least start with our current coins plus enough to get one station to set up no??

Zeb


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Gnilehdnam Artamus on February 19, 2008, 09:21:16 pm
We were not given enough coins to get a hanglider and even a single landing station  We should at least start with our current coins plus enough to get one station to set up no??

Zeb


Are you a subscriber?

The release of Hangliders™ has given CURRENT subscribers a good boost of coins..


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 09:37:35 pm
yes.

I got 275 coins added to my total from what I can tell which gives me enough to buy the launcher but not a landing pad.



Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Twisti on February 19, 2008, 09:53:10 pm
You can trade for coins, don't need a subscription.

Also, put things into perspective - a month or two from now, you'll have plenty of landing stations that will never be used up. Don't expect to get EVERYTHING at once.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Yancy on February 19, 2008, 10:19:31 pm
Don't expect to get EVERYTHING at once.

Of course not, though when you lose EVERYTHING at once...well, it's such a bother to have no way to get back to my base in the case of death.  Also, a trade for coins can run pretty expensive.

It sounds like a neat system, but birds should be allowed until non-subscribers have a chance to catch up.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Twisti on February 19, 2008, 10:28:04 pm
Birds still are allowed. You didn't use everything at once. You just can't dock NEW birds. All the old docked ones still work fine. Now stop bitching, you little girl.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Yancy on February 19, 2008, 10:42:44 pm
Well I guess this leaves more room on my island...I can take down all my Ponderosa.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 10:53:45 pm
Hypothetically speaking.  Suppose you use a landing pad to teleport to your island, and then someone picks up your landing pad.  You don't have a bird gate to port back to so would you be stuck on your island assuming you have no more landing pads?

Also, has anyone tried to find out what happens if you try to port to a landing pad that has been picked up or is that just not an option.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 10:59:18 pm
Hypothetically speaking.  Suppose you use a landing pad to teleport to your island, and then someone picks up your landing pad.  You don't have a bird gate to port back to so would you be stuck on your island assuming you have no more landing pads?

Also, has anyone tried to find out what happens if you try to port to a landing pad that has been picked up or is that just not an option.

Ok i did some testing, and you WILL be stuck on your island if this happens :)

Also in the process of testing this i destroyed some grass on my island when using my island hawk on it without having a portal to return to.

(always keep a safe landing pad somewhere)


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 11:03:13 pm
After stealing all of snowbird's coins and testing this out.  I just want to say, thanks Dragoon, this looks like a very nice addition.

Zeb


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 11:07:58 pm
Just a word of warning to all, you can destroy anything on your island if you forget that you don't have an island hawk portal out and use your island hawk while standing on something. 

Including hordes, trees, salad bowls etc :(


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Twisti on February 19, 2008, 11:13:10 pm
That's always been the case if you loop your hawk.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: David B. Adams on February 19, 2008, 11:14:10 pm
I wasn't aware that there was a way to be on your island without having a corresponding portal any other way.



Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Twisti on February 19, 2008, 11:15:45 pm
Happens after some server crashes.


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Matt Siegman on February 20, 2008, 12:25:33 am
Of course not, though when you lose EVERYTHING at once...well, it's such a bother to have no way to get back to my base in the case of death.  Also, a trade for coins can run pretty expensive.

It sounds like a neat system, but birds should be allowed until non-subscribers have a chance to catch up.

You can always use an island hawk...


Title: Re: Wild speculation about "fix" for passenger pigeons on islands
Post by: Twisti on February 20, 2008, 12:42:28 am
Yes, you can use an island hawk to go back to your island. Then you are on your island. You can use the hawk again, then you are back in the noob world. Island, noob world, island, noob world, back and forth. That's not going to get you to your base however, no matter how often you do it.