[Kingdom of Loathing] For those interested in such things, several people tried for one-day Ascensions (i.e., beat the game) in Kingdom of Loathing yesterday. They were coming off Hardcore-Oxygenarian (max difficulty) runs and donated a good amount of the money to have maximum rewards/resources. Bashy seemed the most likely, being perhaps the most prominent player in the Kingdom. He has…everything. Mysticality day, a good donation item, coming off an Oxycore run… good times.
This thread tracks the progress of several of the runners, along with commentary and cheerleading. Or, if you want to cut to the chase, read after the break.
They did not make it. With a bit of random number generator luck, Bashy could have made it, but several people ran out of turns in the Lair. Bashy spent his last turn losing to the second form. So close…
It appears that a one-day Ascension is physically possible, but it would require another donation item like the Iceberglet, along with the Hardcore-Oxygenarian setup, the right starting day, access to pretty much every item in the game (in multiple copies), actual playing skill, and really good luck. Bashy fell a bit short on this last bit.
Sorry that I am neglecting the others who tried. Bashy was the great white hope, since he was the last one going (not to mention, hey, it’s Bashy). Depending on how many people tried, maybe Jick can buy a new server for the Kingdom.
Better luck next time to the seriously hardcore players. I am pretty casual over in the Kingdom. It is easy to let interest wax and wane in a free game. Fun little thing, if you have not tried it.