Sunday, November 05, 2017

ScumFlash: HoF of HoF's November 2017

I think someone forgot to turn on Summer... Winter is comming...  Bringing a new edition of the  HoF of HoF's.

It has been a while, so it is probably a good idea to explain one more time how to join this very time consuming HoF of HoF's. So I'll tell you one more time. But only because the rules are so very very easy.

How te become part of the HoF of HoF's:
1. Be in top 30 of HoF Heroes, HoF Fortress or HoF Pets, or
2. Be a member of the Severed Tongue, or
3. Bribe the Scumlord (that would be me)

In case of two players having the same amount of points, the tie breaker goes to HoF Heroes (after all, that is what its all about).

See? Totally easy!

Think this HoF of HoF's is fun? Want to see them on a more regular basis while saving your poor Scumlord a LOT of time? Please go give your opinion on the forum taht the HoF of HoF's should be in the game...
https://forum-int.sfgame.net/showthread.php?t=6709

Interesting nonsense:
  • Only 96 players managed to fulfill any of these 3 very easy rules, leading to a HoF of HoF's with only a top 92. (no bribers this time, such a shame... I could use some good bribes)
  • Still firmly on the first place is the Scumpet dominating this HoF of HoF's since its inception, with still a comfortable margin on the number 2 Grog69 aka Naughty frog.(don't get in his way, he'll hurt you just for the fun of it
  • Behind this scummy duo there is a lot of nothing, untill suddenly there still appears a wild (and very tired, this is hard work you know...) Scumlord on the 3rd place
  • Very very closely followed by Kerry and Alister88 on 4th and 5th place. Again, just like in August, Kerry managed to get into another tiebreak. And again kerry manages to get the upper hand. Your luck will run out sometimes ;)
  • Alister99's progress is very impressive though. After jumping 18 spots in August, getting her into the top 10,  this time she jumped another 5, right into the top 5.
  • Aronszajin and Son of Dog, managed to keep their spots on 6 and 7, while Treak and Temprella lost some places compared to Augsut and are now on 8 and 9. 
  • Lastly in the top 10 is Lord Salys, who made a nice jump of 4 places.
  • Most impressive jump in November 2017 is from Bluffy, gaining 14 spots compared to August. And ofcourse from T Beck who came out of nothing to claim spot 25 by abusing Rule 1 with his 23rd spot in HoF Pets.
  • More Rule 1 abusers: Lost Angels had a good month, with 3 new arrivals (fbc, Honeybuney and Philip Lau), 2 YKZ players found their way into the HoF of HoF's this month (T Beck and Sigan) as did one player from Disciples of Beer (Nandak). Welcome all, now try to keep your spots.
  • Other noteworthy climbers: Malcovis jumped by 11 spots, after already jumping 20 in Augsust. Nic1080 jumped 8 spots and Wraithform jumped another 5 after already jumping 15 in August
  • Actually,there have been a lot of changes in the last 3 months, too much work to name you all, so go look for yourself.
  • So there we have it...
  • 3 Scum in top 3
  • 6 Scum in top 10
  • 13 Scum in top 25
  • 50 Scum in top 96
  • Not too bad for a bunch of merry Lowlives if you ask me.




For the ones who want to do the math for themselves: Here are the screensshtos from this morning (well, my morning anyway)

 





Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blatherings from the Bilge

In case you were wondering why your boots were a bit less chewed on for a few days and there were no signs of filthy wet foot prints to the entrance to the Bilges.

Well.. that is because I have been in the hospital since the 17th.  When I woke up on the 17th I didn't have much energy and was bouncing between freezing my ass off and sweating terribly.  My fever was actually 96.4 which told me that something was wrong but.. had nothing to go to a doc with.. during the length of the day my wife would periodically take my temperature but other than that I mostly slept... like 18 hours.  at 6:30pm my fever raised over 100.2, which is a point my oncologist has said I need to use for admittance to the Emergency Room.  In the 10 minutes it took my wife to drive from our place to the ER.. my temp kept rising to 100.6 and I got rather.. incoherent.

Eventually, once the docs got their heads out of their asses and actually started taking tests there was a variety of findings:
1) my thyroid had conked out... whether temp or permanent they didn't know
2) my blood sugars were over around 350
3) I had some sort of infection

Over the next several days I was on my tablet from the hospital but.. I have a hard time doing much by my tablet so you likely didn't see me much.

As I did, the docs got me on Thyroid replacement hormones and then started acting like I am a diabetic and that I had been a diabetic for a long time.. but of course they completely failed to listen that until last month none of my doctors have mentioned anything about my blood sugars being anything suspicious.  Apparently according to them, there is no such thing as a brand spanking new diabetic .. only those people that are diabetic. *angry sigh*  They also started me on a hugely broad spectrum antibiotic to address the infection while they spent 3 days trying to culture things to see what infection I actually had.

Cultures failed to show that I had anything.. but that likely doesn't surprise any of you as I don't have much culture on the best of days right?  However the antibiotics brought down my fever and my infection started to go away even without being identified.  lucky guesswork that they were oh so proud of.

Meanwhile I had to start getting used to being viewed as a diabetic, being disbelieved that I had never been a diabetic before, doing my blood testing and taking insulin according to a doctor's note that would change the type of insulin, the intensity and timing sometimes twice a day without letting anyone know.. including the nurses until they went to check notes before giving me my meds and even they were shocked.

In any case... I returned home this afternoon *Pacific Time* and am home.  Fever is gone, medicines hopefully all acquired after some serious issues, mostly brain intact however I am having problems remembering some... words... they will be right on the tip of my tongue but be very elusive.  I have future followup appointments with primary care physician, oncologist and now am adding an Endocrinologist to the team that guides my life through the havoc that it has become.

Good to be back to worrying you all,

Alyxyn/Robert

Saturday, September 16, 2017

ScumFlash: Forttress Mode Maxed out

And there we have it Scum. After many weeks of waiting on Grog to be the first to Max out Forterss mode he finally did it. And you want to know how I know that? Well, just look at the upgrade number. 395 is the max upgrade number you can currently reach in Fortress Mode.



What...?
...
What do you mean Grog is still on 394 in that picture?
...
I saw a 395 on there, I'm 100% sure
...
Oh..
...
So not Grog?
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He fell asleep during the building of the last upgrade?
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Thank you very much, my face is so red now
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Ladies and GentleScum, give a huge patpat to Scumkitty. The first one on the only server that matters, to max out Fortress mode.



(at the moment of posting this blog Grog managed to wake up and finally finished that last upgrade, so he now too has fortress mode maxed out)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Blatherings from the Bilge

okay, back from the council of healers now with the results of the latest deep sensing spells. The best part is that overall there is no bad news. Most of the cancerous beasties infesting me have stayed the same size however a few of them have grown smaller. One particular one on a node by the liver went from 7.9mm to 5.7mm which is very noticeable in the images.

This gives some good information that in 18 weeks of the new herbs and prayers of the clerics since my last Sensing, there has been no expansion of the demonic critters and some noticeable shrinkage.
I have been terribly terribly anxious over this particular Sensing and now can relax a little.

Unfortunately there is no explanation for why I am having the kidney pains that I am having but.. overall...that is minor in the broader scheme of things.  It is something that could be a first indication of a side effect and is something we will be keeping an eye on but... in the matter of the drugs.. it is a choice of lesser evils and we pretty much all know how sometimes you have to deal with conflicting evils.

Alyxyn/Robert ... sort of blending my writing styles ;)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ScumFlash: HoF of HoF's August 2017

Spring was swift and Summer is already well under way. Bringing lots of thirst and loot, we hope. And ofcourse bringing a new edition of the  HoF of HoF's.

It has been a while, so it is probably a good idea to explain one more time how to join this very time consuming HoF of HoF's. So I'll tell you one more time. But only because the rules are so very very easy and I added an etra rule again.

How te become part of the HoF of HoF's:
1. Be in top 30 of HoF Heroes, HoF Fortress or HoF Pets, or
2. Be a member of the Severed Tongue, or
3. Bribe the Scumlord (that would be me)

See? Totally easy!

Interesting nonsense:
  • Only 92 players managed to fulfill any of these 3 very easy rules, leading to a HoF of HoF's with only a top 92.
  • Still firmly on the first place is the Scumpet with still a comfortable margin on the number 2 Grog69 aka Naughty frog.
  • Behind this scummy top two there is a lot of nothing, untill suddenly there appears a wild Scumlord on the 3rd place closely followed by Treak on 4, Kerry and Aronszajin (both with the exact same points) on 5 and 6
  • Son of Dog, Adder111 and Alister88 fill up the top 10 squashing Temprella between them on spot 8 
  • Most impressive jump in August 2017, Allister with an impressive 18 spots since the last update landing her right in the top 10
  • Other noteworthy climbers: Malcovis jumped by 20 spots, Igor by 17 and Wraithform by 13 spots
  • Actually, pretty much every Scum on the list has been climbing quite some spots, too much work to name you all, so go look for yourself.
  • So there we have it...
  • 3 Scum in top 3
  • 6 Scum in top 10
  • 13 Scum in top 25
  • 50 Scum in top 92
  • Not too bad for a bunch of merry Lowlives if you ask me.





For the ones who love to double check me, here are the screensshtos from this morning (well, my morning anyway)