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Xenavire
04-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Which will happen first? I am creeping mighty close to 5k posts (and after the big fuss Colin made with his 1k posts, I feel like a huge time waster!)

So, will I make 5k posts before drafts go up? Or will drafts beat me to the punch? Taking all bets! (So to speak, I do not condone gambling on a public forum.)


I am feeling generous, so if anyone can make me laugh, I will hand out spot prizes (boosters, because I don't have a lot to work with here.)

hex_colin
04-30-2014, 11:17 AM
At the rate you've been going over the past couple of days - 5K posts FTW!

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 11:18 AM
At the rate you've been going over the past couple of days - 5K posts FTW!

I will try not to spam too much in this thread, so I will make this a blanket response to be fair... So:

:D

mudkip
04-30-2014, 11:18 AM
5k posts!

Mahes
04-30-2014, 11:20 AM
At this rate...6k posts

Gwaer
04-30-2014, 11:20 AM
You'll have 5k posts by the end of the day.

Heck i I bet you 5 packs you can't stay under 5k posts until drafts.

Westane
04-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Neither. At 4,998 posts and 3 hours before the patch comes online that would re-enable tournaments, Skynet will become sentient, decide that Hex doesn't need PvP, cancel the patch and terminate... your internet connection.

Cory will then go back in time to find Sarah Conner...

UDareUTake
04-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Draft before your 5k post!

ossuary
04-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Frankly, at the rate you're responding to each and every negative post I've seen for the last 3 days, I'm starting to think you'll clear 5,000 posts TODAY. So my vote would definitely be for 5K before tournaments, no matter how fast CZE moves. :)

Poetic
04-30-2014, 11:31 AM
5k easily. I'm not sure we see tournaments before the weekend.

cavench
04-30-2014, 11:37 AM
Draft first! CZE office is within driving distance and my Amazon order just arrived.

http://www.amazon.com/6-Foot-Leather-Bullwhip-Whip/dp/B002HJBLE6/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1398883118&sr=1-1

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 11:39 AM
Draft first! CZE office is within driving distance and my Amazon order just arrived.

http://www.amazon.com/6-Foot-Leather-Bullwhip-Whip/dp/B002HJBLE6/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1398883118&sr=1-1

You sir, deserve a booster!

cavench
04-30-2014, 11:40 AM
A primal one? =D

Thanks regardless.

Khazrakh
04-30-2014, 11:41 AM
Taken from Twitter answering if tournaments will be up today:



@markovich_frank I would not expect them today. I'll have more info when the engineers have a chance to give me an update.

So 5k posts, no doubt about it ;)

Rapkannibale
04-30-2014, 11:46 AM
I am feeling optimistic so I'm gonna go with drafts!

Poetic
04-30-2014, 11:48 AM
I say he hits 5.5k posts before drafts are up.

hammer
04-30-2014, 11:54 AM
It all depends how many more threads start with "ZOMG I quit coz I never received sponsorpay" :p

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 12:09 PM
It all depends how many more threads start with "ZOMG I quit coz I never received sponsorpay" :p

I haven't actually been very active in those threads - I do feel bad if people want to quit, but I am not taking a firm side on the sponsorpay idea. I dislike it and would rather it was removed, but I can't deny it will benefit a portion of the community.

A balancing act, to be sure, but that is exactly why I don't post about it. :p

nicosharp
04-30-2014, 12:10 PM
I think short of a stroke.. You will hit 5k first.

mach
04-30-2014, 12:11 PM
I haven't actually been very active in those threads

Okay, time for more drastic action then.

Here is is a list of Xenavire's recent posts:

http://forums.cryptozoic.com/search.php?do=finduser&userid=18399&contenttype=vBForum_Post&showposts=1

Everyone go there, choose one, and post a reply telling him how horribly wrong he is.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 12:13 PM
I think short of a stroke.. You will hit 5k first.

Hey, don't make me paranoid! I was having a great day, and you come in and jinx it! (:D)

Seriously though, it was a pretty good day. Me and my fiancee were doing the shopping, and we won a promotion that has been running daily for about 2 years - it pays to be a regular customer sometimes! A nice gift basket of goodies :)

So I am sharing the good fortune today. I want more people to simply have a good day!

Daer
04-30-2014, 12:17 PM
5k easily

GatticusFinch
04-30-2014, 12:33 PM
72 posts before drafts come back up? I'd be shocked if you didn't have 72 more posts before I leave work.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 12:36 PM
72 posts before drafts come back up? I'd be shocked if you didn't have 72 more posts before I leave work.

Should I change the wager then? How long before your shift ends? :p

Saeijou
04-30-2014, 12:40 PM
6k before drafts ;)

Daer
04-30-2014, 12:43 PM
A better wager would be: "How many posts will Xenavire have when drafts go back up?"

Closest without going over wins. Someone start the pool.

wolzarg
04-30-2014, 12:57 PM
The real question is if you stop at 4999 will CZE accept the challenge and speed up to beat you?

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 12:59 PM
The real question is if you stop at 4999 will CZE accept the challenge and speed up to beat you?

Good question! I am not going to take it easy on them though, if I reach 4999 I am coming right back here and posting number 5k - if they want a fighting chance, they will have to ban me! :p

But I am taking it a little easy - the forums are a little slower today. Hump day problems I guess. :D

oncewasblind
04-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Let's not kid ourselves Xenavire, you'll hit 5k posts before I get off work today. haha

Saeijou
04-30-2014, 01:01 PM
The forums aren't slower... it's just the case that everyone whines... -.-

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 01:05 PM
http://forums.cryptozoic.com/showthread.php?t=34951

Business just picked up! Lets see how this unfolds, I might need to make a mad dash to the finish!

wolzarg
04-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Inb4 Xenavire has his post count cut in half for "Spaming" right as he is about to hit 5k and then 50 minutes later tournaments go up.

Poetic
04-30-2014, 01:11 PM
That's promising, worst case they give us more details on the issue.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 01:12 PM
That's promising, worst case they give us more details on the issue.

It might not be drafts, but its damn close! Heres hoping they have some good news.


EDIT:

ok, I will try going against popular opinion here and say drafts first, but you gotta help me. Just edit your posts to answer peoples questions instead of making new ones. It has the added benefit of making people look stupid for asking something that has already been answered. Its gonna be great :p

Feeling stupid yet? YOU JUST EARNED A PACK!

Poetic
04-30-2014, 01:14 PM
I just want stable tournaments by Friday night so I can draft the whole weekend.

Yoss
04-30-2014, 01:16 PM
5k for sure

Alequel
04-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Game on, CZE made their move! Way to motivate them Xenavire :p

Tinfoil
04-30-2014, 01:27 PM
ok, I will try going against popular opinion here and say drafts first, but you gotta help me. Just edit your posts to answer peoples questions instead of making new ones. It has the added benefit of making people look stupid for asking something that has already been answered. Its gonna be great :p

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 01:59 PM
You might just beat it ....though Armageddon just may happen shortly after Hex Drafts come.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 02:03 PM
It might not be drafts, but its damn close! Heres hoping they have some good news.


EDIT:

ok, I will try going against popular opinion here and say drafts first, but you gotta help me. Just edit your posts to answer peoples questions instead of making new ones. It has the added benefit of making people look stupid for asking something that has already been answered. Its gonna be great :p

Feeling stupid yet? YOU JUST EARNED A PACK!

Really, not even a high five? I am disappointed guys. :p

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Nothing for Armageddon? High 5 for 5k posts coming up....nice milestone without ticking everyone off....yet.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Nothing for Armageddon? High 5 for 5k posts coming up....nice milestone without ticking everyone off....yet.

Armageddon isn't funny. A hamster armageddon is. :p

And yeah, a high five! Making some progress. If I get 10,000 more, drafts will go back up! I promise guys! :p

Zarien
04-30-2014, 02:08 PM
Well I don't expect drafts today, so instead I'll try to guess your exact post count when it DOES come out. My guess is 5243.

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 02:08 PM
You Pack Tease!

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 02:21 PM
You Pack Tease!

I aim to tease. :D (And who says I haven't secretly decided to assign more packs? You know the saying about assumptions. :D:D:D)

wolzarg
04-30-2014, 02:22 PM
Bad news CZE just posted on twitter they won't start drafts until xenavire gets to 6k posts.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Bad news CZE just posted on twitter they won't start drafts until xenavire gets to 6k posts.

This is a clever ploy to make me go check twitter, and make a bunch of replies here about how you are sooo annoying for making me go look, isn't it?

Well guess what buddy...







You get a pack.

I feel like Oprah. :D

wolzarg
04-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Your humor seem to be twisted and based on someone suffering... i like it!

Daer
04-30-2014, 02:38 PM
I feel like Oprah. :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbfoAKet8Vc

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 02:57 PM
55 to go! CZE wants you to buy more packs so post away!

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Would someone buy Xenavire a 15 dollar headset at Walmart so we can hear him actually talk on his Twitch stream!

vickrpg
04-30-2014, 03:02 PM
You know the saying about assumptions
No, I don't know the saying, but you are inferring that I do and thus creating a preconception about my knowledge of assumptions.

;)

Definitely 5k, not even a contest.


Would someone buy Xenavire a 15 dollar headset at Walmart so we can hear him actually talk on his Twitch stream!

I'd kickstarter that for a dollar.

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 03:10 PM
CZE heard about Xenavire's desire for the 5000 post mark and extended the server downtime by 2hrs....:p

Gwaer
04-30-2014, 03:12 PM
I think that drafts will be up around Xenavires 5374th post.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 03:12 PM
I'd kickstarter that for a dollar.


Would someone buy Xenavire a 15 dollar headset at Walmart so we can hear him actually talk on his Twitch stream!

Just because I am lazy, doesn't mean I don't have a headset! :p

I actually have everything set up, and I do talk during my games sometimes, but I don't have a massive viewer count, and usually my channel is empty, so I just got used to not talking. :p

But thanks for the offers! I think I should finally say it... You get a pack! The pair of you should be very grateful for my benevolence... (Is it bad that I am jealous of how awesome Colin is? He deserves a pack or two as well, but I think he wouldn't accept. :))

wolzarg
04-30-2014, 03:12 PM
What has one eye, two arms and 47 cards? No ETA on punchline.

vickrpg
04-30-2014, 03:15 PM
What has one eye, two arms and 47 cards? No ETA on punchline.
47 cards? That's almost 7 hands!!!

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 03:16 PM
I just wanted to hear your smiling voice....it might bring in more viewers too.

ossuary
04-30-2014, 03:22 PM
If tournaments are back up before Xen gets to 5000, I will eat my (nacho) hat.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/226692947ce4aa8749ac5cd689594f88/tumblr_mo6wy5vBjf1rc4s2xo1_400.gif

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 03:24 PM
I just wanted to hear your smiling voice....it might bring in more viewers too.

That sounds... 'Not creepy', in a totally creepy way, haha. But it can be arranged at some point - when drafts are up, certainly, and possibly before then if someone decides they want to come and watch me play.

mudkip
04-30-2014, 03:24 PM
Draft first! CZE office is within driving distance and my Amazon order just arrived.

http://www.amazon.com/6-Foot-Leather-Bullwhip-Whip/dp/B002HJBLE6/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1398883118&sr=1-1

Kinky!

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 03:29 PM
1721

More Server Downtime....

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 03:33 PM
1721

More Server Downtime....

2 more hours of trying to convince me to post, excellent! 4950 guys!

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 03:37 PM
2 more hours of trying to convince me to post, excellent! 4950 guys!

I felt I needed to earn the pack you gave me....Thank You!

wolzarg
04-30-2014, 03:50 PM
I felt I needed to earn the pack you gave me....Thank You!
Dang you already got yours? Now I'm sad.

ossuary
04-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Metaphorically. We still can't trade. :)

FlyingMeatchip
04-30-2014, 03:52 PM
1723


Armageddon isn't funny. A hamster armageddon is. :p

And yeah, a high five! Making some progress. If I get 10,000 more, drafts will go back up! I promise guys! :p

What the coming Hampster Armageddon would sound like....

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Dang you already got yours? Now I'm sad.

Don't worry, everyone who logs in on the day trading is available will get their packs. And I will hold the rest until I can find those I owe - so don't be shy about tracking me down in-game to get them, because I fully intend to pay out.

I am like a 6'3" baby Colin. :D

GPrime
04-30-2014, 05:53 PM
It's a self-creating "problem", really. If drafts were up, you wouldn't be here. =P

I wonder there's a mathematical formula for Xenavire's typing velocity as a function of how long drafts have been down. Keyboard is gonna be on life support if this goes on much longer.

Xenavire
04-30-2014, 05:56 PM
It's a self-creating "problem", really. If drafts were up, you wouldn't be here. =P

I wonder there's a mathematical formula for Xenavire's typing velocity as a function of how long drafts have been down. Keyboard is gonna be on life support if this goes on much longer.

I will simply revert to my smartphone! For however long that survives...


EDIT: Going to sleep now, final 30 posts are reserved for tomorrow.

Feldspar78
05-01-2014, 12:07 AM
This is my first visit to this thread, and you accrued about 45 posts in roughly 5 hours.. I'm guessing tournaments will be back up Monday evening, so that puts you at around... carry the 1, subtract sleep time.... 5187 posts and well above the 5k mark before drafts margin.

Edit: The true tragedy is if I reach 5k posts before drafts :cool:

Chiany
05-01-2014, 12:15 AM
I hope drafts will win, but since I fear we won't see them for a week or 2, the 5k will win for sure :(

arastor
05-01-2014, 07:26 AM
*nods sadly* 5k posts, yup. Drafts, nope.

(Always be pessimistic. That way your either right or pleasantly surprised!)

oncewasblind
05-01-2014, 09:25 AM
*nods sadly* 5k posts, yup. Drafts, nope.

(Always be pessimistic. That way your either right or pleasantly surprised!)

That's a paradox. Pessimists don't know how to be pleasant.

nicosharp
05-01-2014, 09:28 AM
13 more, I give him 2 hours tops.

Xenavire
05-01-2014, 09:28 AM
That's a paradox. Pessimists don't know how to be pleasant.

Then call me a paradox! Although, I have been more of a realist lately. :p

ossuary
05-01-2014, 09:30 AM
People often tell me I'm a pessimist, to which I respond that I'm actually a realist, living in a disappointing world. ;)

Xenavire
05-01-2014, 09:34 AM
It's the final countdown~

No seriously, with this post, I declare there is a meager 10 posts left before the prophe... Hold on, that's not right. (What was it again?)

BlackRoger
05-01-2014, 09:36 AM
10 posts TO THE APOCALYPSE
Stack your provisions!
Get your zombi rifle!
which is the rifle that shoots zombies, not the one that eats brains.

FlyingMeatchip
05-01-2014, 09:43 AM
I almost missed Hamster Armageddon...impossible!

ossuary
05-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Hamstergeddon!

FlyingMeatchip
05-01-2014, 10:05 AM
1740

Hamstergeddon!

halfwing
05-01-2014, 02:21 PM
2 posts left and no tournaments for today, according to twitter.

Oh well, at least its saving me money on packs :P

Poetic
05-01-2014, 02:31 PM
They're definitely losing a lot of money by the tournaments being down. I'm sure that's motivation enough for them to get them up.

Xenavire
05-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Alright guys, the conditions of the wager have been met - I hit five thousand posts before drafts went up. Congrats to all those who guessed correctly (it wasn't a tough choice, now was it? I should be ashamed) and you all deserve a round of applause, a pat on the back, and a beer (which I cannot afford to give you, so tough luck! :p)


So, I ended up assigning 10 packs, plus an 11th if Colin will let me, because he deserves all the recognition we can give him for everything he does. This is the list:

Flyingmeatchip - 1
cavench - 1
Tinfoil - 1
wolzarg - 1
vickrpg - 1
GatticusFinch - 1
Lochar - 1
Aradon - 1
Daer - 1
Ossuary - 1

Honorary: Hex_Colin (1 on offer. Alternately, Colin may choose someone else to gift the pack to.)


Thanks to everyone who came out here to 'support' my 5k post goal, and I hope to continue being a constructive and helpful member of this community, for years to come.

Now, lets all pray hard for drafts to come! :D

Miyordon
05-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Congrats on 5000! Now, with my post rate, will I get to 50 before Drafts go up? No...the answer is no.

Daer
05-01-2014, 02:49 PM
Start up the "Friendly wager - Drafts or 6k posts" thread

FlyingMeatchip
05-01-2014, 02:49 PM
I broke down and busted through 4 whole packs today and guess what I got my first two Legendary cards both were Ironically the same being Urranaaz. I also got my first Zodiac chimes and a third Dream Dance.

Xenavire
05-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Start up the "Friendly wager - Drafts or 6k posts" thread

I am tempted, but the sad thing there is that I would actually try - do you really want me spamming that much more? :p

And I hope you get a good pull from the pack I owe you, Meat.

chili
05-01-2014, 02:53 PM
I am tempted, but the sad thing there is that I would actually try - do you really want me spamming that much more? :p

And I hope you get a good pull from the pack I owe you, Meat.

Yeah drafts will be like next week so you can 5.2 k realistically

Xenavire
05-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Yeah drafts will be like next week so you can 5.2 k realistically

I dunno, drafts are seeming more likely tomorrow, than this whole week so far, after that tweet earlier - I might not even hit 5100 before then!

Saeijou
05-01-2014, 03:22 PM
drafts will come tomorrow *finger_cross*
so... 5,1k... i think his 5103 post will say something like "drafts are up! won the first one straight away"

just kidding... i will win the first one :P

Xenavire
05-01-2014, 03:27 PM
drafts will come tomorrow *finger_cross*
so... 5,1k... i think his 5103 post will say something like "drafts are up! won the first one straight away"

just kidding... i will win the first one :P

Heh, I will try to queue ASAP, but I can't say I will be in the first. But I have done fairly well in most drafts so far (in alpha I lost my fair share just messing around... Like my Time Bugs+Replicators deck.) But I haven't done bad, especially in my one live draft. I love draft now, and I plan to compete to the best of my ability - so I hope to win packs, but I wont ever claim to be a shoe-in :p