Research:Buying lives

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Cost of buying lives

From a session of one person buying lots of lives all at once. Alignment was 18 evil, and started with 22 deaths, 20 lives in reserve.

Life # Royals cost
21 8
22 8
23 11
24 7
25 7
26 8
27 9
28 9
29 10
30 9
31 11
32 10
33 10
34 12
35 10
36 10
37 10
38 11
39 13
40 11
41 13
42 14
43 12
44 12
45 11
46 10
47 13
48 11
49 14
50 14
51 15
52 11
53 11
54 11
55 12
56 13
57 16
58 12
59 13
60 14
61 13
62 14
63 18
64 15
65 14
66 17
67 13
68 14
69 17
70 16
71 16
72 18
73 15
74 18
75 16
76 18
77 19
78 17
79 17
80 17
81 17
82 16
83 16
84 18
85 21
86 21
87 19
88 18
89 18
90 19
91 20
92 23
93 18
94 21
95 17
96 17
97 20
98 19
99 21
100 19


From my session (swiper) GL : 389, 205 days old, barley evil, 43 deaths and 1 live only:

Life # Royals cost
1 8
2 14
3 13
4 7
5 10
6 9
7 10
8 9
9 8
10 8
11 11
12 9
13 8
14 14
15 10
16 11
17 10
18 10
19 11
20 12
21 12
22 13
23 11
24 14
25 12
26 10
27 12
28 14
29 15
30 12
31 14
32 12
33 12
34 17
35 17
36 14
37 13
38 14
39 16
40 14
41 15
42 16
43 13
44 17
45 14
46 16
47 14
48 14
49 19
50 20
51 21
52 20
53 21
54 21
55 21
56 21
57 21
58 20
59 20
60 21
61 20
62 20
63 24
64 20
65 20
66 19
67 17
68 19
69 17
70 18
71 19
72 ran outta money lol -- To be continued
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74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
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90
91
92
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100


Golden Chicken

Confirmed on 12 Arpil 2010. It took me 12 special chicken logs. The part about keeping the egg content was hard. The egg moves fast and goes a few rooms before it wants some attention. Hugs, Kisses, and Cuddles. I found that the 'progression' messages happened faster when i let the egg finish moving, wait (or womble) then perform the actions it wanted. Sometimes it tells you what it wants and other times it says it needs more love:

Tangathor's egg tells you in a happy voice: HUG
Tangathor's egg tells you in a scared voice: AM STUCK AM SCARED PLEASE HELP
Tangathor's egg tells you in a joyful voice: YOU LOVE EGG LONG TIME EGG WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL
Tangathor's egg tells you in a happy voice: LOTS OF LOVE EGG LIKE LOVE
Tangathor's egg tells you in an excited voice: PLEASE MORE LOVE EGG NEED LOVE TO HATCH
Tangathor's egg tells you in a happy voice: THANK YOU A LITTLE MORE PLEASE SOON VERY EXCITING
Tangathor's egg tells you in a happy voice: VERY SOON VERY EXCITED

Tangathor's egg wobbles.
Tangathor's egg wobbles alarmingly.
A small crack appears on the surface of Tangathor's egg, which grows and spreads.
Tangathor's egg wobbles slightly.
Suddenly, the shell explodes in a burst of flame and vanishes, a bird-like form flying upwards out of the blast.  The fiery bird spreads its wings and silently dissipates.
You feel curiously full of vitality and life.

Worked on 2 Jun 2010. It took me 7 logs. Then I squeezed it, and it laid the egg. Took about 20 minutes before it hatched. When it enters a shop it's likely to immediately come back out. LeaChim 10:33, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Have tried this 13 times working together with someone else. With 118 bonus in ad.mo.fo.pu the egg evades me easily so having another person help with possible directions the egg runs in is helpful. We failed 10 times and succeeded on 3 occassions. You know you are close to failure when the egg says it is stuck and scared please help

3 times we lost track of the egg and it just died from lack of attention
1 time the egg ran into the water and couldn't swim back up - kept cuddle,hug,kiss doesn't help it
2 times the egg went into the dojo where it gets very scared - indoor locations do this
4 times the egg just got really scared in locations where there appeared to be many houses/shops

Based on these 13 attempts, it seems that the egg gets an increased level of "scared-ness" when it finds itself in locations with doors. It will die very very quickly in these circumstances (e.g. when in dojo and on market st it died very quickly despite constant attentions) as opposed to losing it on the streets for a while it could survive up to a minute without any attentions at all. --Mayhem 11:49, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Worked on 29 Aug 2011. At one previous life bought (from Pishe with 2 royals) and 18 days old. It took 6 logs and evaded 100% of attempts to pursue with 150 bonus in pursuit.

If the chicken gives a message that "The golden chicken looks like it is about to lay an egg. The golden chicken flops about helplessly. " and the chicken's description says "It looks rather plump and squeezeable." the egg is not ready yet. It needs to be "totally stuffed" in the description; it will then immediatley crouch down after squeezing and lay an egg (In my one time experience).

When hugging, cuddling, kissing the egg, it seems to give an idea of progression through messages and it'll take about 20 roundworld minutes to get the egg to hatch. The messages in order I received were:

Lorewax's egg tells you in a manic voice: EGG NEED LOTS MORE LOVE TO HATCH
Lorewax's egg tells you in a happy voice: MORE KISSES AND CUDDLES AND LOVE FOR EGG PLEASE
Lorewax's egg tells you in a manic voice: YOU LOVE EGG LONG TIME EGG WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL
Lorewax's egg tells you in a joyful voice: LOTS OF LOVE EGG LIKE LOVE 
Lorewax's egg tells you in an excited voice: PLEASE MORE LOVE EGG NEED LOVE TO HATCH
Lorewax's egg tells you in a happy voice: HUG 
Lorewax's egg tells you in a manic voice: THANK YOU A LITTLE MORE PLEASE SOON VERY EXCITING (This is one cuddling/hugging/kissing away from hatching)

Egg seems to pick 3 random directions to roll in and will not usually roll back to a previously visited square during this sequence unless it enters a dead end, like a shop. This means that if the egg heads south on a street where most squares have exits of south and north, it'll go south again. If the egg encounters a fork between south and west on this street during its next movement, it will then pick randomly between the two. A good sense of map awareness (looking for moving $'s) can help track down the egg (can somebody research if cost increases/ goes beyond 12 logs and at what pursuit bonus the egg can no longer elude at/ has a decent failure rate of eluding?)

--Lorewax 04:40, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Tried chasing the egg twice today. Seems either the code for this has changed or it gets harder the more you've chased the egg. Today, both 'map door text' and the mini map no longer show the location of the egg. I literally had to be standing in the room where the egg was in order to see it there, making this a much harder task.

--Mayhem 03:05, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

I got the golden chicken to lay an egg after feeding it 6 logs; I had 13 deaths and 2 remaining lives. The egg evaded me with my pursuit bonus of 164. I was able to use guard to keep it trapped in a room, but this caused it to send the "AM STUCK AM SCARED PLEASE HELP" message repeatedly. I continued to use "hug", "cuddle", and "kiss" on it, but it continued to send that message. After it tried several more times to flee the room, the egg broke and it died (failed attempt). It would thus appear that the egg must be allowed to roam in order to hatch successfully. My second attempt immediately afterwards cost 8 logs and was successful.

Fyda 04:06, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Death by water

Pteri's egg rolls away northeast.
northeast
A ledge underneath the Tora Bridge [sw,d].
Pteri's egg tells you in a scared voice: AM STUCK AM SCARED PLEASE HELP 
down
Beneath a bridge [e,w,d].
Pteri's egg is swimming here.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave east, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave down, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave west, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg tells you in a scared voice: AM STUCK AM SCARED PLEASE HELP
Pteri's egg struggles to leave east, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave down, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave west, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg bounces around.
Pteri's egg wobbles.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave down, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave east, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg struggles to leave west, but can't make any headway.
Pteri's egg wobbles sadly.
Pteri's egg dies.
A small crack appears on the surface of Pteri's egg, which grows and spreads until finally the entire shell collapses, yolk and egg white pouring everywhere from within.