Powered by Jitbit .Net Forum free trial version.

HomeFallen London » The Bazaar

This is the place to discuss playing the game. Find tips, debate the best places to find certain items and share advice.

The IroNoman Marathon Messages in this topic - RSS

Erika
Erika
Posts: 528

1/19/2016
WARNING
The first warning for Pails melting has been seen, when you get this message via TtH, your next TtH will melt your pails.

Alright, I'm going to keep a Noman alive until the Feast. Who else is?

Attempting
An Individual 15 ToL - 30 Pails - 2 Tears
Cecil 15 ToL - 33 Pails - 14 Tears
Cocytus 15+ ToL - 7 Pails - 12 Tears
Colin Sapherson 18 Pails - 5 Tears
Furak 21 Pails - 11 Tears
Loiathal 21 Pails - 11 Tears
Màiread
Mimic 12 Pails - 9 Tears
Mordaine Barimen 17 ToL - 24 Pails - 17 Tears
neongrey
RandomWalker 12 ToL - 4 Pails - 40 Tears
Sir Joseph Marlen 15 ToL - 26 Pails - 11 Tears
Toran 17 Pails - 11 Tears
xenopus 12 Pails - 6 Tears

Tattoo bearers
NiteBrite
bjorntfh


These are dates things have happened on before, but remember:

Hannah Flynn wrote:
We don't automate our content releases: a writer has to be present when it goes live. This means most content releases are at around noon GMT on Mon-Thur, never at weekends, and generally not on Fridays. smile

Sacksmas Guide

Advent Calendar
December 1st (~Dec 25th)

The 12 Days of Mr Sacks
December 25th (~Jan 5th?)

Penstock's Wicket
January 6th (~31st?)

Bucket melt warning
Warned by the Apicius Club
(February 1st?)


Feast of the Exceptional Rose Guide

Feast of the Exceptional Rose
Febuary 14th

Lilac
Febuary 20th?

Noman Price Watch
[spoiler]
7/1/16 - 3 ToL
8/1/16 - 3 ToL
9/1/16 - 5 ToL
10/1/16 - 5 ToL
11/1/16 - 5 ToL
12/1/16 - 7 ToL
13/1/16 - 7 ToL
14/1/16 - 7 ToL
15/1/16 - 9 ToL
16/1/16 - 9 ToL
17/1/16 - 9 ToL
18/1/16 - 9 ToL
19/1/16 - 9 ToL
20/1/16 - 9 ToL
21/1/16 - 12 ToL
22/1/16 - 12 ToL
23/1/16 - 12 ToL
24/1/16 - 15 ToL
25/1/16 - 15 ToL
[/spoiler]
edited by Cecil on 2/6/2016
edited by Cecil on 2/9/2016

--
Where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.
                           Going on a fate expedition? I'm collecting data! Help me?
               "Bottles of Oblivion" drunk in the name of content: 57
              Catboxes (send more!) opened in the name of science: 1093
                    Fancy a friend?
+3 link
Kittenpox
Kittenpox
Posts: 869

1/19/2016
(Before anyone, like me, decides to ask what you can get from doing this: )
[spoiler]The tattoo 'The Face In The Snow' that you can get from still having a Noman during the FotER event gives +1 Dreaded.[/spoiler]
edited by Kittenpox on 1/19/2016

--
Kittenpox
Current [Fabulous Diamond] count: Twenty-Five (of 50). Halfway there! ^_^
Metaphysical Caprice: 11.
-
Currently: Returned to the Neath, and regaining my footing in this place. :-)
NO PLANT BATTLES PLEASE.
0 link
Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3768

1/19/2016
For clarification, the tattoo is a bragging rights reward and no more potent than any other tattoo. (The Noman does also unlock one conversation option with Lilac during her storyline.)

--
Optimatum, a ruthless and merciful gentleman. No plant battles, Affluent Photographer requests, or healing offers; all other social actions welcome.

Want a sip of Cider? Just say hi!

PM me for information enigmatic or Fated. Though the forum please, not FL itself.
+2 link
NiteBrite
NiteBrite
Posts: 1019

1/19/2016
Where are you getting these dates? They seem really optimistic. Like, you have pails melting on the 8th?? They melted on the 1st last year. I will grant you that the pails hover text no longer says "at the end of January" but instead says "at the end of winter", but Holidays are centered around key unmovable benchmarks, in this case Valentines Day. FoTER must start on the 14th, and Lilac showed up last year on the 20th (within a week). I know the first of February is a Friday this year, but even if you were optimistic and pushed the melting out to the next monday that would still only be the 4th (which even that seems optimistic). If you had pails on the 8th, your noman would only have to live like 12 days?? What? That can't be right, there would be no challenge to survive less than 2 weeks.

Also you show Lilac as showing up on the 25th last year but that's not right and its easily disapproven by looking at the (spoiler) noman tattoo echo on my journal which is clearly dated the 20th. I could see it if you said she had to show up on the 25th this year to keep her appearance on a Thursday, but it feels pushed out relative to the holiday benchmark of the 14th which is when FoTER must start. Basically, Lilac showed up in less than a week of FoTER's start last year, and the 25th would push her out to nearly 2 weeks into the event despite her being its key mechanic for masquing gain. That really doesn't seem like it would work to me. Holidays aren't typically more than 3-4 weeks long, so it would be really weird to delay lilac for 2 weeks after the 14th. I'd think she'd still fall in that roughly 1 week window of being around the 19th or 22nd so that the events of the rest of FoTER can proceed normally.

If you put minimum noman survival at 3 weeks (to keep a baseline challenge level across years) it would fit that pails melt on the 1st, a Monday, and then she would appear around the 19th or 22nd (about 3 weeks later). Its not perfect, but it fits last year's 20 day schedule of the 31st to the 20th better than the 8th to the 25th (~17 days) as you have listed.

Another thing, I am not the only person with the noman tattoo. If you look into the Noman Husbandry thread from 2014 (which has tips from the past, while it was still fresh on our minds), you will see that Bjorntfh also got the tattoo albeit they used direct applications of 53 bottles of tears instead of using taste. Their quote of 'My wallet weeps' is appropriate for the non-optimized method they used.

I don't know. Maybe you've got good dates and I am not thinking about it right. Really the important thing is to watch out for the warning signs like de gustibus and be ready to shift plans on a moment's notice. I'm just worried that dates extending over a week into February are going to get people to shave it too close if we aren't careful.

--
I AM currently accepting calling cards.
Stats loss counter: reset, irrigo equivalent: none
[00:34] <@ortab> NiteBrite's laugh is that of a condemned soul gazing into the abyss.
Merciless Modiste avatar by Paul Arendt (based on an original image by Joe England)
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/TheBriteModiste
+2 link
Erika
Erika
Posts: 528

1/19/2016
I think you're right. I cited the 8th for bucket melting warning because the 8th is the second Monday of February and the Apiscus Club meets every second Monday. Buckets starting to melt on the first makes sense though. I'll update everything.

I found those dates from forum posts and tweets. you can scroll over the dates, they're all linked. I considered putting in a question mark about the dates I was uncertain about, but figured the quote from FBG and citing that these were dates from previous years would be clarification enough. I'll add question marks now.

--
Where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.
                           Going on a fate expedition? I'm collecting data! Help me?
               "Bottles of Oblivion" drunk in the name of content: 57
              Catboxes (send more!) opened in the name of science: 1093
                    Fancy a friend?
0 link
Màiread
Màiread
Posts: 385

1/19/2016
Good job Cecil! I've been meaning to make a thread like this. I am also going for the tattoo this year. Best of luck to everyone and don't forget to give your snowpeople a hug.

--
Màiread - Correspondent, composer, lover of cats. Can probably bake you a d__n fine cake.

Useful Links: Traveller's Friend (Progress Tracker & Notability Calculator) | phryne's Guide to Favours & Renown |

Peggy the Nowoman lived to see the Feast. Thank you for the memories, Snow Lady.

I'm happy to accept most social actions except for lethal sparring and loitering suspiciously. Please challenge my plant! Currently not accepting calling cards.
0 link
colinsapherson
colinsapherson
Posts: 210

1/19/2016
Yup, good thread. Colin Sapherson (my main) is also going for the tattoo and I have just now created my Noman. Here's hoping my 18 buckets and 5 Tears (and counting) will not go to waste. If I'm not unlucky with melting I think I'll make it...
edited by colinsapherson on 1/19/2016

--
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Colin%20Sapherson,%20Lord%20President%20of%20the%20Council
I have Hesperidean Cider, if anyone wants a sip. Always available for chess or lethal sparring.
0 link
malthaussen
malthaussen
Posts: 1060

1/19/2016
Maybe next year, I sure can't afford it this time. About how much will one bucket of snow extend a Noman's life?

-- Mal

--
"Of two choices, I always take the third."
Will do all socials except Loitering or Private Evenings (all my Free Evenings are accounted for), and Affluent Photographer Betrayals only, please. I am not currently accepting calling cards.
http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/malthaussen
+2 link
Charlotte_de_Witte
Charlotte_de_Witte
Posts: 360

1/19/2016
According to the wiki,

1 Bucket = 5 Noman's Friend, 1 ToL = 3 NF, 1Tears of the Bazaar = a random 1-25 NF (possibly more). You need to draw Noman's progress to do the first two however.

--
"Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Charlotte%20de%20Witte
0 link
Gonen
Gonen
Posts: 818

1/19/2016
Oh, this is exciting! Best of luck to all!
Keep us posted.
Will join next year.

--
The Ashen Anesthesiologist - Paramount Londoner

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness.

The long journey to eccentricity:
On March 10th, 2018, reached 15 on all quirks, simultaneously. The Quirky Anesthesiologist
+1 link
An Individual
An Individual
Posts: 590

1/19/2016
I'll be making a run at it. 15 ToL, 30 pails, 2 Tears, crossed fingers.

--
An Individual's Profile
The RNG giveth and the RNG taketh away.
Goat Farming or Cider Brewing? This browser extension may help.
Want a Cider sip? Please refer to this guide before requesting.
Scholaring the Correspondence? A Brief Guide to Courier's Footprint.
Contemplating Oblivion? First Steps on the Seeking Road.
Gone NORTH? Opened the gate? Throw your character in a well.
0 link
Sir Joseph Marlen
Sir Joseph Marlen
Posts: 577

1/19/2016
Great post, Cecil! I'd like to add that I'm soon to have 11 Tears to go along with the rest of my lacre sources.

--
Sir Joseph Marlen - The Romantic Sophist
Alexus Harven - The Defiant Fatalist
Rose Reinhelm - The Respectful Revolutionary
Cappuccino - The Perfidious Spycraft


Available for any and all social actions.
+1 link
Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3768

1/19/2016
Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
According to the wiki,

1 Bucket = 5 Noman's Friend, 1 ToL = 3 NF, 1Tears of the Bazaar = a random 1-25 NF (possibly more). You need to draw Noman's progress to do the first two however.

To clarify, this means that the most efficient way to use Buckets and Tears is to convert them to Taste of Lacre and use that on the Noman. One Bucket therefore gives 9 NF via monocle and one Tears gives on average 6 Taste for 18 NF.
edited by Optimatum on 1/19/2016

--
Optimatum, a ruthless and merciful gentleman. No plant battles, Affluent Photographer requests, or healing offers; all other social actions welcome.

Want a sip of Cider? Just say hi!

PM me for information enigmatic or Fated. Though the forum please, not FL itself.
+1 link
colinsapherson
colinsapherson
Posts: 210

1/19/2016
Optimatum wrote:
Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
According to the wiki,

1 Bucket = 5 Noman's Friend, 1 ToL = 3 NF, 1Tears of the Bazaar = a random 1-25 NF (possibly more). You need to draw Noman's progress to do the first two however.

To clarify, this means that the most efficient way to use Buckets and Tears is to convert them to Taste of Lacre and use that on the Noman. One Bucket therefore gives 15 NF via monocle and one Tears gives on average 6 Taste for 18 NF.



I'm fairly confident that one Bucket gives 9 NF via monocle, not 15. It's the method I'm using.

Looking at everyone's supply list, I see that I'm the under-prepared one of the Nomarathon runners. Well, I'd just better hope I'm in good form (or rather that my Noman is). So far, I've already spent 5 Buckets and gained and lost one vial of Tears, and my Noman's sitting pretty at 175 NF.

--
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/Colin%20Sapherson,%20Lord%20President%20of%20the%20Council
I have Hesperidean Cider, if anyone wants a sip. Always available for chess or lethal sparring.
0 link
Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3768

1/19/2016
Okay I just can't read, you are completely correct in terms of NF gain.

--
Optimatum, a ruthless and merciful gentleman. No plant battles, Affluent Photographer requests, or healing offers; all other social actions welcome.

Want a sip of Cider? Just say hi!

PM me for information enigmatic or Fated. Though the forum please, not FL itself.
0 link
genesis
genesis
Posts: 934

1/19/2016
Incidentally, Noman prices seems to be different this year, slightly.

Firstly, the starting price didn't include deep amber and, secondly, the first 2 price hikes were exactly with a 3 day delay but it's already been 5 days since the last hike.

--
http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/mikey_thinkin

Keeping track of incomplete content and loose ends in Fallen London
0 link
yetanotherone
yetanotherone
Posts: 141

1/20/2016
NiteBrite wrote:
...they used direct applications of 53 bottles of tears ...


53 bottles of tears. 53!

Every time I think I might be overdoing it a bit with my item-hoarding, I am made to feel slightly less insane by this forum smile

And a noman would make for an ugly tattoo anyway...
edited by yetanotherone on 1/20/2016

--
https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/AncientDrunkard
https://www.fallenlondon.com/Profile/ModernDrunkard
+2 link
Mordaine Barimen
Mordaine Barimen
Posts: 670

1/20/2016
Yeah, I wept gently when I heard the cost of that tattoo last year.

--
I'm sorry, but due to policy clarifications, I will no longer be giving detailed mechanics advice on the forums.

If you still need help, try the IRC channel.
+1 link
navchaa
navchaa
Posts: 575

1/20/2016
This thread is so wonderful - I really do feel like a spectator on the sidelines cheering all the marathoners on. Has anyone recently said good things about Fallen London and the wonderful community on the Forums? No? Really? Well, this is a great community centred around an exceptional game! Three cheers!

And I'm off to amble around the carnival for face painting and cotton candy - surely a marathon of this renown would have a carnival?

--
Paramount Presence and mercenary Crooked Cross

Married to Myrto :: Exchanging Surprise Packages with anyone interested

Send me a (nice) social action in game if you'd like a sip of Hesperidean Cider

http://fallenlondon.com/Profile/navchaa
+3 link
Parelle
Parelle
Posts: 1084

1/20/2016
Go Sir Joseph and Colin! I didn't recommend you rascals to Slowcake for nothing!

--
Parelle, Lady Joseph Marlen. The Singular Librarian. A Midnighter, a Player of the Marvelous.
pages from a dusty bookshop: a badly updated FL changelog | Useful Guidance and Explanations
+3 link
1234 ..6




Powered by Jitbit Forum 8.0.2.0 © 2006-2013 Jitbit Software