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Zoinks
 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 06:34 AM UTC (Read 11141 times)  
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The Spring, our newest monthly memento, is a bit of a mystery. I have no idea what this thing does. So far we know little of what it actually does besides go boooiiinngg! We have little feedback from CMJ himself, however, to quote him we know that... "It does something," it does not cause you to attack first in combat, it was coded in a few hours (possibly meaning it does something relatively simple), "It's very subtle," it doesn't give a boost to stamina, "it does its thing right from your inventory," "There are some areas where in which you may notice its effects more," and finally that CMJ is "a bad, bad man."

So far several ideas have been thrown out in Banter, but I feel we should move that to here.

So far the best idea I've heard, that seems the most likely, is that it could cause an "Easter egg" somewhere.


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 07:27 AM UTC  
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Springs can be used in robots, try up near CC.


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 10:02 AM UTC  
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Now, the last time CMJ posed us a puzzle in regard to the Dancer and what his inspiration was, we found that out in a matter of... what was it again? Three hours?

How is a goddamn Spring screwing us over more than his freaking Bollywood music inspiration?!

Also, I have a feeling that it makes Robots better at traveling or something. No idea why. Maybe it's like a shoe? Put a spring on a shoe and you can walk further?


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 10:11 AM UTC  
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Now, the last time CMJ posed us a puzzle in regard to the Dancer and what his inspiration was, we found that out in a matter of... what was it again? Three hours?

How is a goddamn Spring screwing us over more than his freaking Bollywood music inspiration?!

Also, I have a feeling that it makes Robots better at traveling or something. No idea why. Maybe it's like a shoe? Put a spring on a shoe and you can walk further?



Helping Robots would make sense but it wouldn't fit in at ALL with any of the other MMs, nor would it be subtle.

Thanks for the thought, though! I think we would find out faster if people were trying to help out.

Sadly, at the moment, I can't test out anything related to stamina, but I doubt it even has anything to do with stamina.


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 12:59 PM UTC  
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Weeeelllll, when you click on it, it takes you back to the top of your inventory. boooiiinngg! Razz


Something something unintelligible gibberish something.
 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 04:34 PM UTC  
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It very subtly drives players insane trying to figure out what it does. Razz


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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 09:43 PM UTC  
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Now, the last time CMJ posed us a puzzle in regard to the Dancer and what his inspiration was, we found that out in a matter of... what was it again? Three hours?

How is a goddamn Spring screwing us over more than his freaking Bollywood music inspiration?!



Maybe because I post Bollywood music videos to Banter so often I'm kinda turning you all into Bollywood fans.

I have no problem with this whatsoever. Big Grin

(EDIT: Boininininininininnnnninininininnnnngggggggg!)


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 10:43 PM UTC  
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Maybe it gives you favor with the watcher? This wouldn't be an immediately noticeable thing and it would be more noticeable on the failboat then on the mainland because you don't really see how much favor you have on the island, you have to failboat to see it. You boing it, the watcher is amused by the spring and you gain some favor. Maybe the watcher has a secret love for springs. Question Smile Big Grin Question


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 10:44 PM UTC  
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(EDIT: Boininininininininnnnninininininnnnngggggggg!)


Some new info we also got from the bad man is that...
It does do something and lasts for 10 minutes per gameday.

It's appropriately themed.

And finally it has nothing to do with Down Below.


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 10:46 PM UTC  
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Maybe it gives you favor with the watcher? This wouldn't be an immediately noticeable thing and it would be more noticeable on the failboat then on the mainland because you don't really see how much favor you have on the island, you have to failboat to see it. You boing it, the watcher is amused by the spring and you gain some favor. Maybe the watcher has a secret love for springs. Question Smile Big Grin Question


Possibly... I'll test it out, but it doesn't relate to our other clues, which I just posted moments ago.


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 11:04 PM UTC  
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Maybe it's a ten minute favor boost? That'd fit the 10 minute clue. And appropriately themed is a reletive and subjective term.


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 11:22 PM UTC  
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It has been discovered that using The Spring then immediately (Most likely within that 10 min. time frame) using a New Day will send you to your inventory along with the use text of the Spring up.

This may be a glitch or on purpose but it we at least know it does something now!


 
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 Sunday, April 26 2015 @ 11:36 PM UTC  
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That effect only works from the map.


 
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 Monday, April 27 2015 @ 12:52 AM UTC  
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I look forward to the results!

Maybe it retains your previous day's Joker stats when you NewDay?


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 Monday, April 27 2015 @ 01:34 AM UTC  
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Perhaps the Boinnnninininininnnng! is an announcement of a change in the weather? Y'know, 'cause it's Spring?


 
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 Monday, April 27 2015 @ 03:14 AM UTC  
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After one thousand clicks.. it still goes Boinnnninininininnnng!!


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 Monday, April 27 2015 @ 05:34 AM UTC  
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I died, and noticed that I seemed to gain favor slightly faster when I was on the Failboat. I'm not sure if it was my imagination.


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 Monday, April 27 2015 @ 12:55 PM UTC  
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The other day, I noticed that my inventory's weight was something like 73.999999999 kg.

But I was too involved in stabbing monsters to investigate why.

That's fairly subtle...


 
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 Monday, April 27 2015 @ 05:33 PM UTC  
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In banter someone said a bunch of springs dragged them to the ID...


 
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 Wednesday, April 29 2015 @ 06:57 AM UTC  
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I didn't notice any change to my inventory but I did seem to notice I gained favor with the Watcher faster when I went back to the Failboat. Unfortunately I don't know how fast I normally gain favor per fight. So that's my best guess so far.


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