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Let's Play Oregon Trail. (Image Heavy, UPDATE 6/5/08)

Post by Instant Sunrise » 2008-04-14 06:07pm

Okay SDNetters, It's 1848 and we've got a head full of dreams and a pocket full of cash.

Now, for the uninitiated, a Let's Play thread is very similar to a TGOD/STGOD, only it is more relaxed and is told through screenshots of the game itself.

Darth Wong, an illustrious banker from Boston is leading an expedition to Oregon. To save time, our crew has already signed up and filled the wagon.

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It's May 1st, 1848 and we are in Independence, MO, and we are almost ready to leave.

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Before we can leave for Oregon, we need to pay a certain gentledude a visit.

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We've got the wagon, but we still need food, ammo, spare parts, oxen and clothes.

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That is our current bill at the store, as you can see we haven't bought anything yet. So this is where I shall open the floor to audience participation. What shall we buy for our journey to Oregon?
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Post by MKSheppard » 2008-04-14 06:09pm

GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS
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Post by Darksider » 2008-04-14 06:15pm

MKSheppard wrote:GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS
We should probably get some ammunition for those guns shep.

oh, and food. Food would be good. also, spare parts for the wagon, since IIRC the damn thing breaks every five seconds.
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Post by Sea Skimmer » 2008-04-14 06:17pm

You can't buy guns, just a maximum of 99 boxes of bullets as I recall, Oregon Trail 2 introduced the ability to buy different guns. Go with 8 oxen, 3 of each spare part, 99 boxes of bullets and some tiny amount of food. The less food you carry the less likely breakdowns are, and you can easily shoot enough shit to have food for the whole trip.
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Post by Uraniun235 » 2008-04-14 06:33pm

do you have any idea how much ale and whores we can get for $1600 in 1848


i mean shit we could probably sleep with the queen for that much


EDIT: But seriously, Sea Skimmer sounds about right.
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Post by Vohu Manah » 2008-04-14 06:33pm

My suggested purchases:
• 4 yoke of oxen
• 1000 lbs. of food
• 10 sets of clothing
• 40 boxes of ammo
• 3 of each spare part

Total should be $630.00
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Post by Instant Sunrise » 2008-04-14 06:35pm

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Ok, that is our bill so far at the store. As you can see, we are going to conquer this trail in the true pioneer spirit. Butt Naked.

EDIT: Okay, on Vohu Manah's suggestion I will add 10 sets of clothing to this, bringing our bill to this:

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Any suggestions, changes? This is the last chance here dudes.
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Post by Hawkwings » 2008-04-14 06:55pm

Pills to avoid dysentery every 10 seconds.

Extra oxen is always a good choice, because they die every few minutes as well. We should leave about $400-500 for misc expenses on the trail.
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Post by Instant Sunrise » 2008-04-14 07:02pm

What are these pills you speak of?

I'll give a current inventory of the Wagon:

-8 Oxen
-600 lbs of food
-10 sets of clothing
-99 boxes of bullets
-3 of each spare part
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Post by Vehrec » 2008-04-14 07:12pm

Looks good. I don't know how good a hunter you are but 8 oxen and that many parts gives us a strong reserve. Save some cash for if we try to ford a 4 foot deep river and need to replace shit. Since this is a Let's Play, and Darth Wong knows shit all about rivers, this seems likely.
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Post by Instant Sunrise » 2008-04-14 07:14pm

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On the First of May, Eighteen Hundred and Fourty Eight, Mike Wong and 4 companians set off from Independence Missouri.

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The cool weather had helped keep everybody's spirits, and health up on the trail. In no particular hurry to reach Oregon, Wong had decided on a steady pace for the wagon, with filling rations from what little food supplies were brought. After all, they had abought enough guns and ammunition to secede from the union.

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The trail ahead seemed daunting, so the party plowed on once step at a time. After a few days, Spanky the dolphin had found an apple tree growing naturally along the trail. Everybody grabbed as many apples as possible and added them to the wagon's weager stockpile of food.

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With spirits so high, the rest of that trail leg passed by in an instant, and very soon, the party was first with the first major decision along the trail:

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What should we do?
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Post by Uraniun235 » 2008-04-14 07:18pm

FORD THE RIVER
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Post by Rogue 9 » 2008-04-14 07:22pm

Four feet deep? Either caulk the wagon or take the ferry.
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Post by MKSheppard » 2008-04-14 07:23pm

ferry across.
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Post by Soontir C'boath » 2008-04-14 07:24pm

623 feet is more than two football fields wide! That's a damn wide ass river! :lol:

Ferry across!

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Post by Joviwan » 2008-04-14 07:28pm

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Post by CmdrWilkens » 2008-04-14 07:33pm

Caulk or Ferry, I'm not paticular though ferry obviously would cost us.
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Post by Instant Sunrise » 2008-04-14 07:36pm

Current vote tallies.

Ford: 3
Caulk: 1
Ferry: 6
Wait: 0

Hurry up guys, it's still a pretty close decision here.

Edit: The pace of travel can be changed at any time, just FYI
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Post by Ford Prefect » 2008-04-14 07:37pm

Catch a ferry. It's such a wide river.
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Post by Lonestar » 2008-04-14 07:39pm

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Post by Vehrec » 2008-04-14 07:39pm

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Post by TimothyC » 2008-04-14 07:42pm

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Post by Instant Sunrise » 2008-04-14 08:00pm

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Mike Wong decided to play it safe with the river crossing and take the ferry. After all the funds were plentiful and he was in no real hurry to make to Oregon.

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The river crossing was without incident.

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Everything was going perfect. The first river crossing went swimmingly, and it seemed like nothing could go wrong. There were so many hoof prints in the ground that the path to Oregon was just a walk in the part. Most of the wagon party were left wondering why so many people were trying to warn them about the dangers of the trail. That was until it struck them. The hoof prints on the ground that they were following were gone. The realization had hit like a bolt of lighting, everybody had been so engrossed in other pursuits that nobody had noticed that they were now on the wrong trail.

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A day of backtracking had gotten the wagon back to where it was supposed to be, but now we were only 3 miles from the Big Blue River. At least they had found more wild fruit.

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Big Blue was in their reach, and it seemed like not even the fires of Hell and Damnation itself could stop Mike Wong from reaching Oregon.

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You guys know the drill by now. Ford, Caulk, or Wait? There is no ferry this time.
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Post by MKSheppard » 2008-04-14 08:05pm

FORD
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Post by Lonestar » 2008-04-14 08:08pm

ford
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