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Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
08-07-2019, 03:02 PM,
#11
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
(08-07-2019, 02:23 PM)heyoka Wrote: so that one guy uses synonyms for alcoholic and gets banned for personal attacks? could we get a clearer definition of the word personal and also of the word attack?


it was Beavertooth that made that call?
why didn't you edit the person's post?


Butterflies symbolize transformation. However, the color of the butterfly provides further information. A black butterfly signifies bad news or illness, yellow signifies hope and guidance, brown signifies important news, red signifies an important event, and white signifies good luck.


candle's lit fire's burning petals in the air
If lingerlonger is banned then why are you still here under a different alias?
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08-07-2019, 07:49 PM,
#12
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
Hostile territory?
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08-07-2019, 08:25 PM,
#13
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
(08-07-2019, 10:34 AM)Top Secret Wrote: Ok noobies, here is how the chase cycle works. It starts off in the winter season with everyone at each other's throats because they failed to find the chest.

Next they get a solve or tweak their old solve and get cocky and overly exuberantly chest thumping because they falsely believe they are the lead searcher. This lasts until about the beginning of July, when they come back home empty handed and make the walk of shame.

The next month it gets real quiet as they avoid the embarrassment of failing again.

Finally, out of frustration that Fenn kicked their a$$ once again, they decide to get even by "ruining the chase" for everyone by threatening to reveal their solve.

Some nervous nellies will beg them to keep quiet and they feel good again. Some reveal their solve, and everyone shakes their head at the stupidity of the solve while trying to re-motivate them with cliche phrases like, "Edison failed a 2000 times before inventing the light bulb" or "keep trying" and "at least you had a nice vacation."

Then the cycle repeats.

Hilarious. That is true for the first two years, I think.

In year three, the searcher decides to shut up and stop trying to take the honors before the deed. The coy bragging posts disappear, but the condescension remains.

In year four, it gets harder to find friends to go along with you, so you have to play it cool. Something like "we won't find it, but it's a good excuse to get out in the mountains and hike around." The condescension disappears.

In year five, it's all about the story and how much fun it all was if you string it together. We're almost finished and miles ahead of the rest of the world. No rush but let's make a trip or two to test some things.

Year six is a bunch of bad luck that prevents the searcher from getting to that elusive final spot.

That's all I got so far...
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08-08-2019, 01:18 AM,
#14
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
(08-07-2019, 08:25 PM)muset Wrote:
(08-07-2019, 10:34 AM)Top Secret Wrote: Ok noobies, here is how the chase cycle works. It starts off in the winter season with everyone at each other's throats because they failed to find the chest.

Next they get a solve or tweak their old solve and get cocky and overly exuberantly chest thumping because they falsely believe they are the lead searcher. This lasts until about the beginning of July, when they come back home empty handed and make the walk of shame.

The next month it gets real quiet as they avoid the embarrassment of failing again.

Finally, out of frustration that Fenn kicked their a$$ once again, they decide to get even by "ruining the chase" for everyone by threatening to reveal their solve.

Some nervous nellies will beg them to keep quiet and they feel good again. Some reveal their solve, and everyone shakes their head at the stupidity of the solve while trying to re-motivate them with cliche phrases like, "Edison failed a 2000 times before inventing the light bulb" or "keep trying" and "at least you had a nice vacation."

Then the cycle repeats.

Hilarious. That is true for the first two years, I think.

In year three, the searcher decides to shut up and stop trying to take the honors before the deed. The coy bragging posts disappear, but the condescension remains.

In year four, it gets harder to find friends to go along with you, so you have to play it cool. Something like "we won't find it, but it's a good excuse to get out in the mountains and hike around." The condescension disappears.

In year five, it's all about the story and how much fun it all was if you string it together. We're almost finished and miles ahead of the rest of the world. No rush but let's make a trip or two to test some things.

Year six is a bunch of bad luck that prevents the searcher from getting to that elusive final spot.

That's all I got so far...

You made my day with this post muset!

It made me feel like I'm gaining some ground as I am just over 1.5 years into the Chase and already at your Year 4 mindset-wise. It looks like I need to start working on my Bad Luck excuses for next year. Wink
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08-08-2019, 08:30 PM,
#15
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
no, what would be funny if some dumb lead searcher revealed their losing solve, and the only part they didn't get was retrieval, and then miraculously you noticed it and became finder guy.
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08-08-2019, 08:31 PM,
#16
Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
What would be even better is the correct solution posted at hoD and no one noticed it.


razyfamily
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08-09-2019, 06:00 AM,
#17
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
(08-08-2019, 08:31 PM)crazyfamily Wrote: What would be even better is the correct solution posted at hoD and no one noticed it.


razyfamily

That would be a good one!
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08-09-2019, 07:11 PM,
#18
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
(08-09-2019, 03:41 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote: I don't think the chase can be ruined by anything unless/until the TC has been proven to have been found.

Depends on who finds it. Doubt it could ever really be over, for some. If the finder played their cards right, they could keep the momentum going.
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08-09-2019, 07:13 PM,
#19
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
(08-09-2019, 07:11 PM)Wesley_Coldwell Wrote:
(08-09-2019, 03:41 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote: I don't think the chase can be ruined by anything unless/until the TC has been proven to have been found.

Depends on who finds it. Doubt it could ever really be over, for some. If the finder played their cards right, they could keep the momentum going.

That is the challenge
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08-11-2019, 11:09 PM,
#20
RE: Entering the "Ruin the chase" phase
(08-11-2019, 10:49 PM)wildfuntear Wrote:
(08-09-2019, 07:11 PM)Wesley_Coldwell Wrote:
(08-09-2019, 03:41 PM)Andrew Jef Wrote: I don't think the chase can be ruined by anything unless/until the TC has been proven to have been found.

Depends on who finds it. Doubt it could ever really be over, for some. If the finder played their cards right, they could keep the momentum going.

What's the significant benefit to the finder in doing that, while letting
countless searchers spend lots of time and money in necessarily fruitless searches for the TC?

Leave something of significant value at the location to keep the motivation potent.
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