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UnwieldyPast
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There comes a point where a man has to wonder "is this going too far"? It's a question I found myself asking when, upon crossing the Wilderness border north of the sawmill on a Warbands run, I happened upon a cactus shuffling to and fro.

I happen to know that this cactus is supposed to be hanging out in Al Kharid. The night before my close encounter with the cacti kind, I happened upon the very same cactus ramming its head against the wall in the palace. A natural place for a cactus, I suppose... but why would this cactus have wandered several minutes north? Cacti don't grow there!

...Okay, no more being facetious. The Penguin Hide-and-Seek D&D is a fun little diversion, and I'm not saying that the spies should stay put in one spot, waiting for nosy adventurers to find them. But isn't the current radius of how far they can wander a LITTLE excessive?

I mean, this isn't the first time I've seen an Al Kharidian penguin up at the Wilderness border, but that's, uh... quite a walk on those stubby little legs. Up past the quarry, the Digsite, the entire eastern wall of Varrock and past the sawmill? And if this spy is supposed to be keeping an eye on the town at the border of the desert, I daresay that they should be court-martialed by the KGP for dereliction of duty for straying so far from their objective, especially wearing such an obviously unfitting disguise.

I'm just saying, the radius really could stand be tightened by a fair piece, right? I wouldn't think that a cactus-wearing spy should be going any further than the quarry. At that point, they're a liability. Methinks the KGP ought to be cracking down on slacking spies and giving them some proper field training.

14-Feb-2019 07:35:29

Adarajin
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are you certain it was the same one and not a new one in the same disguise? were you not able to spot it again? it could just be it picked a lousy disguise... Ooh, a light at the end of the tunnel...
...Do you think I should get off the tracks?

21-Feb-2019 06:04:14

Archaeox
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No support.

Penguins wandering is all part of the fun of this D&D, and clues from Chuck will help you narrow down their locations in many cases - once you learn the areas covered by each clue.

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21-Feb-2019 06:59:21

UnwieldyPast
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Adarajin said:
are you certain it was the same one and not a new one in the same disguise? were you not able to spot it again? it could just be it picked a lousy disguise...


I'm sure. I always double-check when I see penguins, and it was the only penguin for that week I had found yet.

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Penguins wandering is all part of the fun of this D&D, and clues from Chuck will help you narrow down their locations in many cases - once you learn the areas covered by each clue.


You're missing the point. It was an Al-Kharid penguin. I confirmed it via in-game and out of game sources. It should not have been on the literal opposite border of Misthalin.

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no, this is not lazyscape. come on thats apart of the d&d is the wander nature of the penguins. this isnt a dead d&d either people do it weekly so dont touch it


This isn't about Lazyscape. It's about internal consistency. I'm perfectly fine with penguins wandering-- but when you have a Penguin that's supposed to be sticking to the desert, both in terms of visual cues and in-game clues, it's a little ridiculous for its wander range to be nearly three times wider than the area it's clearly supposed to be monitoring. That's just silly, for both canon and mechanical reasons.

21-Feb-2019 16:50:16

UnwieldyPast
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Tenebri said:
UnwieldyPast said:
It's about internal consistency.


its been consistent and worked for years (emphasis on worked)

UnwieldyPast said:
'm perfectly fine with penguins wandering


isnt this thread about how you arent happy with them wandering?


That's not what internal consistency means. :P It means a consistent sense of logic for the way a fictional world works. A penguin abandoning his post to run off to an entirely different area while still wearing his disguise for a desert environment doesn't gel with what we know about them, or what the game tells those players using clues to spot them.

And no, the thread's not about me not being happy about them wandering. It's about how far they can wander. Big difference. By all means, have them wander as far as the end of the quarry or the Mage Training Arena, or the Abbey if we're talking a different direction, so long as they stick to the desert-- but a cactus penguin going up to the sawmill or the middle of Edgeville is 2.5-3x farther than it should go.

21-Feb-2019 18:09:45 - Last edited on 21-Feb-2019 18:10:35 by UnwieldyPast

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