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Welcome to the Team Penguin Tour Thread (v3)

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This thread is to announce tour times and also to help anyone who wants to become a part of the tours. Please use it to post any feedback on the tours as well.

There is information for the riders as well as the tour conductors, please see the below Table of Contents for the full listing.

Look at the last few pages of the thread for the latest tour times. Guides will bump the thread when a tour is about to happen and post all the relevant info of where to meet etc.

The tours are only for W60. The friend chats most often used are:
W60tour
World60bus
W60express



Please note Familiars on the bus are not allowed and you will be asked to dismiss them or to leave the tour.

Tours will take place most days and at various times. Keep checking back to find one to hop on. They will tell you everything you need and may even provide supplies for you.

If you don’t find a time for you, why don’t you plan one and become a tour guide yourself?

Welcome to the Penguin Tour Bus, enjoy the ride!


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07-Dec-2011 03:45:34 - Last edited on 01-Mar-2017 06:22:34 by Canada Grrl

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Tour Reviews and ToTW
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24-Mar-2010 16:28:09
Hey Team Penguin (or Canada Grrl!),
Congratulations on becoming this week's Thread of the Week! Your thread will now become a temporary sticky for a week and sit in the Thread of the Week sticky for everyone to browse.
The reasoning behind choosing this thread is not necessarily how well written the thread is but the idea, dedication and maintainence of the thread that really stood out. The tour bus for penguins is a fantastic idea and one that is really well organised. The amount of time spent by the people who volunteer to this service is incredible so massive props to Team Penguin.
Congrats again and good luck with the hunts.
Thanks,
Mod Timbo

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Hear what others are saying about their ride!
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Good luck with the tours! You're all doing an awesome job.
- Miss Keelia
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This is a nice team effort, thanks for all the organizing
- Har de Har
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Nice job on the tours!
Firstly I want to say, great job on tourguides, it helps a lot of players who either don't have the experience to solo hunt or want to stick with a group for some entertainment etc...
- F1 Boss

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Great Bus that you've made! ^_^If you need any help I would love to help!
- Joshica
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I can't say I'm surprised that TPT is sticky for a week, it's done so much for everyone, and to all those that lead a tour, you guys are awesome!
- Ladylee06
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I really like the tours. Personally I find them much faster than trying to find them myself even with the help of the chats.
Keep up the good work all -- tour guides, trappers, helpers...
-Deighlight
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Seems like its a cool idea and pretty easy xp lol
-Delta381
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I love this company <3
- Red Mango

07-Dec-2011 03:45:44 - Last edited on 12-Dec-2011 00:26:50 by Canada Grrl

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1.4..........Weekly Calendar
1.5..........Time Zone Conversion
1.6..........Tour Bus Troopers
1.7..........Tips for Tour Bus Users
1.8..........Tips for Tour Bus Users (cont)
1.9..........Tips for Tour Bus Users (cont)
1.10........Specialized Tours
2.1..........Manual for Tour Guides - So You Want to Run a Tour?
2.1..........Knowing Your Role
2.2....................I want to hold a Tour but I do not know how
2.2....................What is required of a Tour Guide?
2.2....................Do I have to hold daily Tours?
2.3..........Planning Ahead: Scheduling, Items and Announcements
2.3....................How can I plan my route?
2.3....................What should be announced before starting a Tour?
2.4....................What Items should I take/wear?
2.5.......... Shepherd and Sheep: Protecting the Herd and the Herded
2.5....................Protecting Hunters: Which are dangerous areas?
2.6....................Protecting Penguins
2.6..............................How do I avoid breaking traps?
2.6..............................What happens if the Bus breaks a trap?
2.7..............................What about Familiars and Pets?
2.7..........What Do I Do If....?
2.7....................What is different about weekly reset Tours?
2.7....................Should I run or walk during the Tour?
2.8....................I can't do this alone, how can I ask for help?
2.9....................How do I run a chat channel?
2.9....................A hunter is abusing me on the Tour; what do I do?
2.10........Ultimate Mission
3.1..........Fairy Ring Codes
3.2..........Restful Spots
3.3..........References
3.3..........Dangerous Areas
3.3....................Ape Atoll
3.3....................Deserts
3.3....................Elf Lands
3.4....................Feldip Hills
3.4....................Mos le'Harmless
3.4....................Mort Myre Swamp
3.4....................Slayer Tower
3.5....................Wilderness
3.6..............W

07-Dec-2011 03:46:40 - Last edited on 12-Dec-2011 00:24:35 by Canada Grrl

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(¸.•´ __(¸.• 1.4 WEEKLY CALENDAR

NOTE: All days below are based on GMT, if you are in North America, some tours will actually occur on the day before they are listed for you. Check the specific timezone information in each listing to be sure

##### Wednesday, February 13th ######
==# Regular all 10 tour:
====# Led by Brainiac744
====# Leaves from Nardah Bank
====# Use friend chat "w60tour"
====# Leaves at 4:30 pm PST (Tuesday) / 7:30 pm EST (Tuesday) / 0:30 am GMT / 11:30 am AEST

==# Regular all 10 tour:
====# Led by Brainiac744
====# Leaves from Nardah Bank
====# Use friend chat "w60tour"
====# Leaves at 5:30 pm PST (Tuesday) / 8:30 pm EST (Tuesday) / 1:30 am GMT / 12:30 pm AEST

==# Regular all 10 tour (independent):
====# Led by Lady Storm 2
====# Leaves from Draynor Bank
====# Use friend chat "Lady Storm 2"
====# Leaves at 6:30 pm PST (Tuesday) / 9:30 pm EST (Tuesday) / 2:30 am GMT / 1:30 pm AEST

###### Thursday, February 14th ######
No tours scheduled at this time


##### Friday, February 15th ######
No tours scheduled at this time

##### Saturday, February 16th ######
No tours scheduled at this time


##### Sunday, February 17th ######
No tours scheduled at this time

##### Monday, February 18th ######
No tours scheduled at this time


##### Tuesday, February 19th #####
No Tours scheduled at this time

11-Dec-2011 20:25:45 - Last edited on 13-Feb-2019 00:12:53 by Brainiac744

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(¸.•´ __(¸.• 1.5 TIME ZONE CONVERSION

Penguins reset at exactly midnight GMT. For help converting this to your time zone, please see the "Events Calendar & Guide" thread at QFC 42-43-244-65568718, or just click here.

If you have your in-game clock on, reset occurs at 0:00, and you won't need to bother with timezone conversions. You can turn the in-game clock on by clicking the gear icon (or pressing esc on your keyboard) and clicking on "Interface Settings". Once that is open, look under the "Interface Options" heading, at the last item in the left column - there are two options that show the clock. Choose whichever you like better. You can move the clock around by unlocking your interface.

11-Dec-2011 20:25:50 - Last edited on 22-Apr-2015 02:26:30 by Brainiac744

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¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Lead Guide ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
He is the player responsible for leading the tourbus users to the 10 penguins and the polar bear. The Lead Guide will work with the Scouts to learn the penguins’ locations. The Lead Guide will always announce the next stop as well as the next Group Teleport’s destination. Always only accept these teleports from the Lead Guide or the Teleporter. Please do not ask the Lead Guide to go faster or to hurry.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Scout ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
The Scout will head to a penguin location ahead of the bus and relay the information to the Lead Guide. He is responsible for leading the Lead Guide to the various penguins and the polar bear. The Scout is often in a Team Penguin’s friend chat in order to know the penguins’ locations.
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¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Loudspeaker ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ [/u]
The Loudspeaker will update the bus’ current location or next penguin stop in the tour’s friend chat. He will also remind to tourbus users the needed items, the departure locations as well as various warnings. He will also help lost hunters trying to get back on the tour.
¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Teleporter ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
The Teleporter will perform the various Group Teleport needed during the tour, especially when the Lead Guide doesn’t have the magic level necessary to cast them. Only accept group teleports from the Teleporter or the Lead Guide.

11-Dec-2011 20:26:09 - Last edited on 24-Mar-2013 03:21:30 by Novus Lux

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With as popular as our "All 10 Tours" are getting, we've noticed quite a few people getting lost/left behind in the (somewhat) controlled-chaos. We've put together a few of the more common questions and some tips to make things easier on yourself and the tour runners. Please keep these in mind when you make use of this service in the future, it will make the tour more enjoyable for everyone.
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¤¤¤ What *IS* an "All 10 Tour/Tour Bus"? ¤¤¤
An efficient, mostly uncomplicated way to get all 10 penguins + polar bear. The tour leaders figure out where the penguin is, tell you what you need to bring and escort you to each penguin (ensuring you get all 10 if you keep up). This is also useful for hunters that do not wish to/can't keep up with the FC flow, as you do not even have to be in FC to enjoy the benefits!
¤¤¤ VVhat's the difference between a "Tour" and a "Taxi"? ¤¤¤
A tour is a guided escort to one or more penguins/locations. A taxi is a teleportation service we offer for specific locations (Lunar is a good example!) For a taxi you always require "Accept Aid" to be set to on, most times the tours will require this too.
¤¤¤ How do I turn on "Accept Aid"??? ¤¤¤
Click the wrench in the side panel; click the first aid pack so it has a red background. Accept aid is now ON. You will receive tele-other/tele-group request screens for the purpose of tours/taxis as well as certain other spells, like cure poison spells on certain Elfland tours. Remember to turn off after tour if you do not wish to receive these at other times.

11-Dec-2011 20:26:14 - Last edited on 11-Dec-2011 20:36:37 by Novus Lux

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1.8 ¤¤¤ How long do the tours take? ¤¤¤
It really depends on the locations of the penguins and methods of travel. Average time is 30-60 minutes from departure to get them all.
¤¤¤ What do I need to bring for a tour? ¤¤¤
The items vary by week/tour runner. The best way to know is to check our thread and make note of the time and location of departure, items required/suggested and who is running it. Most commonly you need teleports (runes/tabs, jewelry, quest items), a bit of money (under 5k total usually), a few food (if lower level), an antipoison and a couple energy pots (if agility is low). This list is NOT all-inclusive, just a quick overview!
¤¤¤ I got lost on a tour, how do I catch back up??? ¤¤¤
If you missed a tele-group spell and it's near another teleport spot, PM the tour leader and ask them to let you catch up, and get there ASAP. If you aren't sure where you were supposed to go, ask them. If you absolutely can't get to that current spot, ask for the next location (skipping the penguin to get later) and go to the next planned spot to continue your hunt.
¤¤¤ I died on tour! *Panic!* What do I do??? ¤¤¤
PM tour leader (to see if still in the area where you died) most of our tour leaders can bless graves. Also, announce in the FC if you are in one, we have several people who are capable of blessing graves, and one may be in the area/go look for your grave if you can give a description of the location and time left until collapse. WE MAKE NO GUARANTEES OF SUCCESSFUL BLESSING/RETRIEVAL OF ITEMS. Please only take the items the tour leader suggests and what you are willing to risk in dangerous areas for this reason.

11-Dec-2011 20:26:22 - Last edited on 11-Dec-2011 20:37:47 by Novus Lux

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1.9 ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ TIPS ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥
¤¤¤ BEFORE THE TOUR ¤¤¤
* Check forum thread for specific items needed/departure time.
* Arrive and be ready to go at least 5-10 minutes before departure time.
* Double check with tour leader if any changes have been made to route/required items for tour before departure.
* Ask for and equip a "Team-41" wilderness cape, most tour leaders wear these for easy visibility to those not in the FC with them!
* Ensure Accept Aid is ON!
* Add the tour leader to your friends list. If you get lost, toggle "Public" chat tab to friends, and see where tour was heading next. This works even if the tour leader DOESN'T have you added! Don't forget to set back to public if you want to see other players' messages!
¤¤¤ DURING THE TOUR ¤¤¤
* Follow tour leader (may be carrying a tall weapon/house banner for easy visibility). This ensures you receive tele group spells as they only work in the 1-space radius around the caster.
* When tour leader announces next teleport location/meeting spot, announce it too, so others can see it in the chaos (colored text works well). Just like FC, more reports = faster hunts!
* If you're in a FC, report the stop number, penguin you spied, location and next stop, if you have time. This ensures others hunting solo can get their penguins too, as well as others that may have missed a stop know where you are heading!
* Do not run ahead of the tour leader when approaching a penguin, often the leader will slow down to avoid breaking a trap. A broken trap means a harder hunt for the next hunters and frustration for the trappers. Please spy from a distance/over a fence when possible, close gates/doors and try to avoid stepping on the people trapping a penguin.
* Say hello and thank you to our trappers, we always like a friendly word from the hunters!
* HAVE FUN! (It’s not a game if it’s not fun!)

11-Dec-2011 20:26:28 - Last edited on 11-Dec-2011 20:39:00 by Novus Lux

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The All Ten Tour is not always necessary.
These are example categories of other available Tours, but not limited:

¤¤¤ Express Tour ¤¤¤
Express tours, are very much like normal tours; we hit all ten penguins, and the polar bear (excluding the wilderness). The difference between express and normal tours is that express tours are a lot faster.
Express tours have more requirements, but use some other types of transportation (Ectophial, Fairy Rings, Elf Teleport Crystals, and more) to make the tour run faster.
Express tours do have the fastest possible route in place, meaning we do not separate quest and non quest penguins, taking the fastest possible route.
Express tourguides always run, and do not pick up people who got lost.
¤¤¤ Taxis ¤¤¤
:=: Desert Taxi - guides you to locations in the Desert, south of Shantay Pass.
:=: Elf Taxi - guides you to locations in the Tirannwn Elf Lands.
:=: Skiller's Tour - guides you to all Non-Quest related locations (excluding the Wilderness).

11-Dec-2011 20:26:39 - Last edited on 06-Mar-2013 04:50:20 by Novus Lux

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