It's a bus journey..! (in Contests)


AdminG Beee December 31 2009 3:05 PM EST

I will offer $500k and the choice of any item on Admin_Beee to the first 5 people who get on, and then stay on, my bus.

You can ask to get on the bus as often as you want, but you can only ask once between my updates.
If you do get on my bus (I'll tell you on my update) then you must ask to stay on my bus by asking one more time. Only after you have got on, and then stayed on, will you qualify for a prize.

I'll periodically get off the bus just to grab some random stuff that will give you clues. If you're really struggling then I may even ask some of my friends to join me on the bus.

I'm on the bus and I'm taking my "earphones" with me.
Who wants on the bus and what are you taking?

NB. Spoilers will be carped and disqualified from all my future forum contests :p
If you're totally clueless on how to participate go search the contest forum boards as I've run this more than once in the past.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 31 2009 3:07 PM EST

i would like to get on the bus and am bringing a beer!

QBJohnnywas December 31 2009 3:10 PM EST

I would like to get on the bus and I'm bringing a monkey.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 31 2009 3:12 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing an ipod

QBRanger December 31 2009 3:16 PM EST

I would like to get on the bus and I am bringing a "snack".

AdminG Beee December 31 2009 3:18 PM EST

Dudemus, Johnnywas and Ranger can't come on my bus.

Titan, welcome aboard. You're first on.
To qualify for a prize however you need to ask to stay on the bus and offer to bring something else other than your first item.

Miandrital December 31 2009 3:20 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing a walkman!

QBRanger December 31 2009 3:20 PM EST

I would like to get on the bus and would bring an "aardvark" with me.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 31 2009 3:25 PM EST

I'd like to stay on the bus and I'm bringing an ice pack.

AdminG Beee December 31 2009 3:31 PM EST

Titan, that's gotta be fluke..! You're still welcome on the bus though.
Hop aboard and CM me what item you'd like from my admin char :)

Mian and Ranger don't get on the bus I'm afraid.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 31 2009 3:33 PM EST

i would like to ride the fun bus and am bringing a fox terrier with me.

iBananco [Blue Army] December 31 2009 3:34 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing an elephant.

TheHatchetman December 31 2009 3:34 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I would be bringing batteries with me.

QBRanger December 31 2009 3:35 PM EST

Let me on the bus please, I will bring an oven so we can make cookies.

Lochnivar December 31 2009 3:36 PM EST

I would like to get on the bus please... I have a nice beer cooler with me.

QBJohnnywas December 31 2009 3:45 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing a ZX spectrum.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 31 2009 3:47 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus please, and I'm bringing an Elephant.

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] December 31 2009 4:00 PM EST

Id like to get on the bus, i can bring my waffles.

Insane [What A Fee] December 31 2009 4:00 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus please, and I'm bringing a computer.

kevlar December 31 2009 4:25 PM EST

I would I like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing a football.

BarCap December 31 2009 4:45 PM EST

I would like to get on the bus and I'm taking my xbox 360 with me.

Wasp [Demon Forging] December 31 2009 4:52 PM EST

I would like to get on the bus and I'm taking my iphone with me

Demigod December 31 2009 4:53 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing a nosering.

[P]Mitt December 31 2009 5:01 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus, and I'd like to bring my ideas!

Demigod December 31 2009 5:14 PM EST

Hmm. Let's try this...

My I ride the bus? I can bring my Snuggy.

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- December 31 2009 6:17 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing an iguana.

Apoclyspe December 31 2009 6:20 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing my ps3.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 31 2009 6:45 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus and I am bringing my spare earphones.

Unappreciated Misnomer December 31 2009 8:56 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus, and I'm bringing my homework with me.

Godpanda December 31 2009 9:25 PM EST

I would like to ride the bus and I'm bringing my inner peace.

AdminG Beee December 31 2009 9:34 PM EST

OK, New Year celebrations well underway so apologies if I muck this up a little.

Here goes.

Nope to dudemus, Bananco, TheHatchetman, Ranger, Lochnivar, JohnnyWas, GentlemanLoser, Molotov Kittentails, Insane, kevlar, SK, Demigod, Jiraiya, Apoclyspe, WhiteWolf and kaleidoscopic face.


Wasp and [P]Mitt can both get on the bus but need to ask again if they can stay on it.

I also invited my good friend [EG]The Saint because he was bringing along an Apple.

AdminG Beee December 31 2009 9:35 PM EST

Thumbcuffs can't come on my bus.

Lochnivar December 31 2009 9:37 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus, and I'd like to bring my informant!

QBRanger December 31 2009 9:45 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and would bring my electric guitar to keep everyone singing.

Godpanda December 31 2009 9:46 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing my Zune.

Listener [Fees Dirt Cheap] December 31 2009 9:53 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus with my opus.

kevlar December 31 2009 10:00 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing my ibook.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 31 2009 10:03 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I am bringing a solution to Global Warming.

Flamey December 31 2009 10:21 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and am bringing my ipod touch.

AdminShade December 31 2009 10:31 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing some leftover Hamburgers

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] December 31 2009 10:56 PM EST

Please let me on the bus, I have a brontosaurus i could bring.

BarCap December 31 2009 11:23 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing my ipod nano.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] December 31 2009 11:32 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing my eyepatch

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- January 1 2010 1:11 AM EST

I would like to get on the bus and I'm bringing my Igloo with me!

Ancient Anubis January 1 2010 1:52 AM EST

i would like to get on the bus and i'm bringing a knife

Demigod January 1 2010 3:28 AM EST

Will you let me on the bus if I bring the whole country of Iran?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 1 2010 6:03 AM EST

I'd like on, and this time I'm bringing a Hat.

ScY January 1 2010 6:11 AM EST

I would like to get on the bus and I'm bringing my iMac

QBJohnnywas January 1 2010 6:38 AM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing my App Store.

Wasp [Demon Forging] January 1 2010 7:00 AM EST

I'd like to stay on the bus and i'm bringing an ice pick

AdminG Beee January 1 2010 7:26 AM EST

Titan is on the bus and can stay on the bus. (An Amulet of Invisibility and $500k have been X'frd)
Wasp joins Titan as the second member on the bus.

[P]Mitt is on the bus but must ask again to stay on it.

Lochnivar, Flamey and QBJohnnyWas can come on the bus but also must ask to stay on the bus.

Ranger, Thumbcuffs, Listener, kevlar, Whitewolf, Shade, Molotov Kittentails, SK, Rubberduck[T], Jiraiya, ImmortalAA, Demigod, GentlemanLoser and ScY can't come on the bus.

I think everyone has probably fluked it at the moment.

I've asked BMWheatley to join us on the bus to give you another clue. He's going to bring a Ticket.

BarCap January 1 2010 7:29 AM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing Steve jobs with me.

QBJohnnywas January 1 2010 7:30 AM EST

I'd like to stay on the bus and i'm bringing an shot glass

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 1 2010 7:40 AM EST

I would like to join you on your bus and I am bringing my concession ticket.

QBJohnnywas January 1 2010 7:45 AM EST

* A shot glass

AdminShade January 1 2010 8:39 AM EST

I'd like to come on the bus and I'm bringing along an ipod shuffle, can I come on?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 1 2010 8:51 AM EST

I'll try to get on again, this time I'm bringing Apple Juice.

QBRanger January 1 2010 9:59 AM EST

I would like to get on the bus and would bring an iMac with me.

Joel January 1 2010 10:04 AM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and I'm bringing money!

Flamey January 1 2010 10:06 AM EST

I'd like to stay on the bus and am bringing an ice block.

Unappreciated Misnomer January 1 2010 10:22 AM EST

i would like to get on the bus, and im bringing some cheese with me.

Lochnivar January 1 2010 10:40 AM EST

I'd like to stay on the bus and I'm bringing a lowly ice cube.

ScY January 1 2010 10:42 AM EST

ranger I already took an imac but that busdriver guy put me through an xray and kicked me off!

Demigod January 1 2010 11:15 AM EST

I still haven't figured out the correlation. But let's try this one...

If you let me on the bus, I will bring a grenade.

Listener [Fees Dirt Cheap] January 1 2010 12:50 PM EST

I'd like to stay on the bus. I'll bring some aphids.

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] January 1 2010 1:01 PM EST

Id still like to come on the bus, and id like to bring Ed Reed.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] January 1 2010 1:09 PM EST

I would like on the bus and I am bringing applesauce.

TheHatchetman January 1 2010 2:08 PM EST

I'd like to get on the bus and bring with me my hatchet

kevlar January 1 2010 2:43 PM EST

I would like on the bus and I am bringing an eggplant.

[P]Mitt January 1 2010 2:58 PM EST

I'd like to stay on the bus and I'd like to bring my igloos

Apoclyspe January 2 2010 2:42 AM EST

I would like to get on the bus i am bringing my dog.

DoS January 2 2010 2:52 AM EST

I would like to get on the bus and bring with me my H2O.

AdminG Beee January 2 2010 8:49 AM EST

Titan is on the bus and can stay on the bus. (An Amulet of Invisibility and $500k have been X'frd)
Wasp is on the bus and can stay on the bus. (A Helm of Clearsight and $500k have been X'frd)

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Flamey, Lochnivar and [P]Mitt are invited on to the bus and are our final 3 passengers. Please CM me with the item you wish from my admin char (first come, first served).

JohnnyWas was on the bus but was kicked off again.

Ranger, Joel and kevlar all got on to the bus from the last round but unfortunately it's full so they've been kicked off again.

SK, WhiteWolf, Shade, GentlemanLoser, kaleidoscopic face, Demigod, Listener, Molotov Kittentails, Nemerizt, TheHatchetman, Apoclyspe and DoS weren't allowed on the bus.

GAME OVER FOLKS
Didn't quite work out the way it should have and was open to too many lucky hits. My bad. However, you've got to be in it, to win it so to speak, so well done to all the participants and especially those who picked up a prize.
Next bus journey will be up to usual standard and a lot harder to "fluke".

Demigod January 2 2010 3:13 PM EST

Did anyone figure out the riddle? Or was it all just lucky guesses?

kevlar January 2 2010 3:36 PM EST

*glad to get to see the inside of the bus* >:)

I think the first part had something to do with the vowels in your name?

AdminShade January 2 2010 3:43 PM EST

I thought the first part had something to do with music from Apple... (ipod iphone)

[P]Mitt January 2 2010 3:45 PM EST

I think both of the words had to start with the same letter, which for a lot of people, was "i"

AdminG Beee January 2 2010 5:37 PM EST

Titan won an Amulet of Invisibility and $500k.
Wasp won a Helm of Clearsight and $500k.
Lochnivar A Helm of Clearsight and $500k.
Flamey An Amulet of Invisibility and $500k.
[P]Mitt An Amulet of Invisibility and $500k.

As I already mentioned the contest didn't quite work out the way I had intended as I left it too open to lucky hits. Mitt is correct that the second item had to start with the same letter as your first item - that was my first "mistake" :)
The contest is deliberately obtuse and the idea is to feed you clues the more frustrated you all become. I didn't get that far and you all had lucky hits to win. It was fair for everyone because you all had the same chance to be lucky so there's no problem with the contest and no one should complain :)

My items began with the letter "e" because I asked my daughter to pick a number between 1 and 15 and she chose 15.
Using #15 as a base I counted the letters on my main character Otto Palindrome.
There's only 14 characters in my characters name so I then started counting the next letters on the sidebar Active Character window. i.e. Equip, Train, Manage.
So, 14 characters in Otto Palindrome and the first character in the word "Equip" meant I stopped on the letter "E".
My items had to start with an "E".
Titan who was first on the bus has a character called "xxJS07" which has 6 characters in it. Carrying on to #15 using "Equip, Train ..." I stopped on the letter "i" from the word Train so his items had to start with an "i".

Simple as that really. My mistake was in allowing the second item to follow the same simple pattern, as users were able to simply guess what to bring next.

Too easy..!

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 2 2010 5:50 PM EST

Out of curiosity, which character of mine did you use for that?

DoS January 2 2010 5:58 PM EST

If I read him correctly, he used your first character, Alara United.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 2 2010 6:02 PM EST

Darn, mine needed to start with I.

BarCap January 2 2010 6:03 PM EST

What letter did the first item have to have?

Demigod January 2 2010 6:05 PM EST

I guess we learn new things everyday. Today, I learned that G Beee must be high. :) I was off by a long shot, and there was no way I'd ever figure that out without painfully obvious hints.

AdminG Beee January 2 2010 6:25 PM EST

This was the 5th time I've run the comp and granted it was a little more obtuse than the previous. I'd have given hints eventually but I guess it never got that far :/

AdminShade January 2 2010 6:27 PM EST

You lost me at the 'Equip', 'Train', and 'Manage' things...

Apoclyspe January 2 2010 8:23 PM EST

mine was i as well.>.<

Flamey January 2 2010 9:48 PM EST

"simple as that"? That was incredibly obscure and I never would've guessed it like that.
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