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I read a post about a race... lets make money!Follow

#1 Aug 18 2004 at 4:31 PM Rating: Default
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There was a post on Alla somewhere about making gil by gambling really.

I think it'd be fun to try, so if anyone wants to get together and do it.. then lets.

Here's how it works. Everyone pitchs 1000gil into a "pot". We all change to level 1 characters, set our HP's in San'Doria and on the count of 3, make a mad dash to Jeuno.. first one there wins the "pot". (No Items allowed).

lol, I think it would be a good way to have some actual fun in the game ^^ and still hopefully make money. We could even do a first, second, third place thing, and divide the pot up that way.

A full alliance of 18 chars. 18k gil. 10k gil to First Place, 6k to second place, and 2k to third place.

ahaha. it'd be pretty funny to watch.
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#2 Aug 18 2004 at 4:34 PM Rating: Default
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pretty fun to do if you can find 17 other people you trust. What is to stop me from having one of my buddies meeting me in batalia and clearing a path for me :)
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#3 Aug 18 2004 at 4:35 PM Rating: Default
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That sounds like fun.

What about from Mhaura to Selbina without using the ship.
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#4 Aug 18 2004 at 5:30 PM Rating: Default
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Perocet: lol, the 17 others chasing your *** to Jeuno. You stop to wait for your buddy to clear the way, and the the other guy is in the clear for a sprint past you.

norcross: Yea, Sandy to Jeuno was only a suggestion ^^. There'd be so many interesting ones you could do.
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#5 Aug 18 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Default
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I'll go train a bunch of gobs inside the gate to Jeuno too just to make it more interesting for y'all ^^
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#6 Aug 18 2004 at 6:11 PM Rating: Default
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lol, I'd just wait for Perocet to run by and aggro the bunch. All I need is a split second, I am a master of Infiltration afterall.
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#7 Aug 18 2004 at 6:17 PM Rating: Default
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Wouldn't some level 1 jobs have innate advantages over others? Like if you're a THF or PLD and you get aggroed in Battallia near the zone you could just use Perfect Dodge or Invincible

Also you'd have to make sure no one cheated and brought silent oil with them :)

Edited, Wed Aug 18 19:18:00 2004 by kylen
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#8 Aug 18 2004 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea its true. But its all up to your own strategy. Some people won't have PLD, some may have THF leveled. lol, what about Benediction? That'll last you one more hit :P. How about SMN? Just pump carby out to take all the hate while you run by... sure they'll aggro after carby's dead, but you'll be miles away by then.

lol, one of the more interesting ones would be from Sandy to Xarcabard. Rangeumont Pass is fun ^^.. It'd be a war of "You go first.." .. "nah-ah.. you go first".
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#9 Aug 18 2004 at 9:44 PM Rating: Default
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A while ago there was a LS on another server (Siren maybe) that hosted an event.

They posted on the main forums about what the event was. Basically you use level 1 jobs with no equip (and no high lvl help), and you race from Port Jeuno to Delkfutt's tower during night time when the undead are out.

Don't remember what the rewards were, but I can imagine a trail of dead level 1 chars streaming from the Jeuno exit all the way to the tower. ^^
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#10 Aug 18 2004 at 11:26 PM Rating: Default
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lol. Does that mean your in Kalyna? :P

Edited, Thu Aug 19 00:27:44 2004 by asoundlife
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#11 Aug 19 2004 at 11:35 AM Rating: Default
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Too many trust issues to be implemented as-is. I'd just Get a bunch of people together (probably your LS) and then just go for it for fun. Theres no money involved, but the piles of lvl 1 characters should be amusing enough!

Maybe you can place bets with outsiders and fix the race yourselves to make your LS a little extra money--not that I condone such behavior myself. Just make sure nobody has their LS equipped so the marks don't catch on. Market the race for a few days ahead of time in the major cities for maximum cash flow.

Keep in mind that this is an evil scheme, and be wary of any bad karma you receive as a result...

And again, this is a sick idea from a broken mind. Heed it at your own risk.
#12 Aug 19 2004 at 12:11 PM Rating: Default
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One idea that you can do to make it honest, is that you have some sort of referees. Basically, people on chocobo's following the racers. This could properly insure that players are not using potions or having spells casted on them to keep it fair and evened out.

With trustyworthy referees, I think it could be entertaining. I have personally walked a level 1 mule to Jeuno and it was not an easy task by any means.
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#13 Aug 19 2004 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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I'm surprised more people haven't posted that actually would want to do it. When I first heard about it, I thought it was a great idea to have lots of fun. Maybe I'll try getting something together by shouting across the world. lol, setup a booth where people can trade the "officiary" 1000gil to enter the race. I wonder if a GM would help :P.. people trust those guys.

As for some refs for the event. I'm sure we could hire an LS to do the job.

Anyone actually interested in getting something together?
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#14 Aug 19 2004 at 4:26 PM Rating: Default
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This event was originally hosted by Renkei Theory on Asura. Since then Renkei Theory has divided to form Unitas as well. Both linkshells are active with good member bases.

http://www.renkeitheory.com
http://www.unitas-gaming.com

It was handled fairly, no cheaters. There was great participation. And, it was not an event to make money but an event to increase linkshell notoriety. Entry fees were well below 1k. I believe they made less than 40% of their investment back.

Given that this is not the only active thread about the naked jeuno run and its now months afterwards, the event can be considered a huge success.

Too bad you're all not on Asura. Unitas will be hosting more events with even larger prizes (up to 1 million gil) and there is no way that we'll be making any money off that event either ; )
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#15 Aug 20 2004 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, count me in.

I can spare 1k gil, and if you can make enough of a distraction for me that I end up getting a mule to Jeuno, I'll be a happy camper even if I'm not the winner.

My old LS did this sort of thing too. Basically, it was sponsored by a rich high-level in the LS and the LS leader. No entry fee and the winner simply got 50k. I guess the LS leader could spare it or something....Anyways, it sure was fun, mostly for the sight of the 10 or so lvl 1's running through the dangerous zones.

Maybe it's me, but you may want to organize this on a "just for fun" basis. It's likely that 18K potential winnings isn't enough to draw people that would be in it for cash.
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#16 Aug 20 2004 at 2:34 AM Rating: Default
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You're probably right. Maybe if I added 25k to the pot, and no gil to enter.. people would be more inclined.. I wonder if anyone else would help me sponsor this.
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#17 Aug 20 2004 at 6:32 AM Rating: Default
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That's a crazy idea but it sure sounds like fun. I think it would more fun to watch a bunch of level 1's try to negotiate the Gustav Tunnel and the winner only wins if he makes it to the other end alive.
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#18 Aug 20 2004 at 7:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't gustav tunnel one-way when coming from the beach?

Then that, indeed, would be freaking hilarious...watching 20 lvl 1's come to a dead end, turn around and see some angry goblin robbers and hornflys waiting to one-shot them.

Er...or was that your point?
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#19 Aug 20 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Default
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I think this sounds like fun! I'll go ahead and sign up, either as a runner, or a ref. I made the run from Windy to Jeuno as a lvl 1 thf, so I'm willing to try it coming from Sandoria.
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#20 Aug 20 2004 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't gustav tunnel one-way when coming from the beach?

Gustav tunnel is 2 way. Dunes on one end and Cape Teriggan (dunes on drugs) on the other.
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#21 Aug 20 2004 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
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I definitely would be interested, but the pot would need to be sweet. I was thinking of doing this with some of the people I level/quest with. I figured if every contestant put in 50k and we had at least 10 people participate, that is a 500k pot.

Or you could trim it down to 10k per person, but I think the 50k per person really makes it something to work for. At least, that is what I am planning.
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#22 Aug 20 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Default
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This does sound like a blast. I'm in, if you can get it off the ground. Send a tell to starlin when it's together. Woo Hoo, we're all gonna die!
#23 Aug 20 2004 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
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this DOES sound like fun...hmmmm I'll have to see what the official entry fee is before I will know for sure if it's worth it.
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#24 Aug 20 2004 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
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Well, I think the entrance fee of 1k is a reasonable amount (more for the seriousness of the runner). I'll add the 25k to the pot, and look for other sponsors. Hopefully we can get the pot up to 100k+ for the winner. Maybe a special racing LS for the runners/refs. If we form an alliance for the runners, and one for the refs, we'll have quite a bit of control over it...

We can hold 3 different circuits... Depending on the difficulty of the circuit, we can increase or decrease the pot. There's been a few incredibly difficult circuits given.

I'll start advertising across Vana'diel. Post your name up here if you're interested (and haven't already), I'll /tell you in the next week to give you the status of the race. The 1k entrance fee can be paid just before the race, and the LS pearl can be picked up at the same time. As a prospective date, it'll be held Sept 2nd at 8:30pm EST.

lol.. any other ideas for circuits? prizes? organization? .. Anybody want to help sponsor this?

God I'm way to excited about this.
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#25xxDaymionxx, Posted: Jan 01 2009 at 12:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Too late to get in on this race?
#26 Jan 01 2009 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
About 5 years too late.
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