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Guide: Total KoL for the Total Newb
« on: June 24, 2009, 02:05:17 PM »
Newb to newb, step by step guide to ascending in KoL. 

A walkthrough of all the main quests and sightseeing spots.  Totally and shamelesly spoilery so might as well do it here: SPOILER ALERT.  There, read at your own risk then.  It's a standalone, searchable, indexed .html file that you can take offline to read at your convenience, or even print out if you really, really want it for your toilet library.  Personally though, I'd leave the trees alone.

I'm currently working on the Appendixes, some I have already and some I will totally steal from someone else to include here.  Stuff like how to map some of the quests (Louvre it or leave it, Hunt the wumpus, etc.) to help a bit more those that have no clue.  Like yours truly. 
Also atm some parts are still the non-updated texts I got elsewhere; they are good, just might be missing some newer stuff that I will be updating and upgrading as my alter egos run those quests again and again and again.

So get your copy while it's still free  :P   

To download it:
http:/www.yahora.com/portal/images/Total KoL For Total Newbs.zip

Or view it online (Recommended, since I update it most often):
http://www.yahora.com/portal/images/Total KoL For Total Newbs.html


Updates
- Edited for typos, check or re-download your version, index should be complete now too.
- Renamed to 'Total Newbs'

Disclaimers:
- This guide is meant to be for new players and first ascension-ish kind of readers.  As characters ascend they acumulate skills that will do away with all my calculations.  And that's rude. Man.
- The expected score-per-level referenced here was calculated using a level 4 Circunventional Quantum Approach method, which virtually guarantees it does not apply to anybody, anywhere.  It might still apply to KoL though.
- Try to check the wiki before you go into something serious, like the NS, in case there are any relevant changes.  It'd be nice if you let me know when you find any inconsistencies or updates, too.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2011, 09:02:43 PM by Popoids »
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Re: Guide: Total Kol for the Total Moron
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 03:28:44 AM »
yay, nice guide, thanks!
Wish I wastnt that lazy - there are a few things that could be improved.

but, why do you think morons play KoL? I've met impolite, greedy, egocentric, mean (probably ugly, too), but not morons :)
sure, the kingdom is filled with impatient noobs, but, then again, we were all noobs at one moment.

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Re: Guide: Total Kol for the Total Moron
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 01:17:26 PM »
Noted, and thank you for pointing that out...  sorry, English is my second language, so I might have gone a bit off there.  Will rename it to 'Total Noob' as soon as I get the chance.  Just didn't want to go with 'Dummies' 'cause of all the copyright deep doodoo risk...

And yes, right now it's a 'skeleton' guide with nothing but the basics, a straight run, but I'll be adding and improving stuff in there as time (and learning) allows.  Any feedback is of course welcome - after all, the worst thing that can happen to critics is a brick through their window, right?  :P
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 01:59:15 PM by Popoids »
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Re: Guide: Total KoL for the Total Noob
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 09:07:45 PM »
It's newb you noob. :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newbie
This is priceless. :)  http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=98933

Nothing wrong with the basics. KoL is much more complex than when I first started.

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Re: Guide: Total KoL for the Total Noob
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 02:16:49 PM »
LOL thank you Zaranthos, I was totally unaware of the species distinction... hmmm gonna have to rename the thingy again  :P

Thing is, as a newb looking for info in your first run(s), you see lots of discussions that totally escape your current understanding of the game, arguing arcane tactics or higher quests when what you really need to know is what's next from here...  hence the step by step guide.  I made it and use it as a sort of checklist for my own runs (I tend to forget stuff, y'know, need the shopping list there at hand), so I am including useful stuff there but sticking to the basics.

Sometime down the road I'll start including detailed annex pages for specific locations' tactics/strategies, although those you do find relatively easy everywhere.  It just might be nice to have it all in a single place.
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Re: Guide: Total KoL for the Total Noob
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 02:50:39 AM »
Pssst. Crimbo offhands are better than pilgrim shields. Pass it on.
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Guide: Total KoL for the Total Newb
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 06:24:55 PM »
Finaly got around to reviewing the gizmo again.  More typos and links corrections, some stuff added, should be more usable now.  I think ;)
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Re: Guide: Total KoL for the Total Noob
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 12:33:12 PM »
Pssst. Crimbo offhands are better than pilgrim shields. Pass it on.
Nothing to see here, move along. =P

Baseless lies and slander!

You're just bitter because you don't have one >.<

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Re: Guide: Total KoL for the Total Newb
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 10:10:05 AM »
The link doesn't work for me? It appears to be broken. Any help?

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Re: Guide: Total KoL for the Total Newb
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 10:15:41 AM »
kmail popoids and ask him about it.

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FIXED
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 10:04:44 AM »
Oops.
It resided in an Ikariam alliance site that's no longer with us...
I uploaded it to a new server now. Sorry about that
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Re: Guide: Total KoL for the Total Newb
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 03:15:04 PM »
you put it on another server, but failed to post a link.