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Steveness
His Royal Whiteness


Joined: 05 May 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I started its own thread because a few of us have joined. I am Steveness on Hobowars 1 and 2...

A few things I've learned - please post if you have more to offer:

1. Attack people from other areas. I'm South Side, and if I defeat someone else from South Side, I only get 1/2 the experience.

2. Explore the city - you get 200 turns per day. Collect the cans (I think you can get up to 10,000. They are worth more as you advance, so hold onto them.

3. I "bottom-feed", meaning I search through level 1 people and attack anyone carrying $800+, so I get at least $400 and experience (and a win) for every turn. I think it's better than slutting, although I've never tried.

4. Only eat KFC meals (not sure about how much they cost later). At $30, I get two turns - worth at least $800 (see #3).

5. It's obvious to some, but keep your money in the bank. People will attack you more if you have money in hand (at least I will).

6. Buy the cheapest weapon/armor as soon as you can. This will basically guarantee winning against other early players. Equip the stuff when you buy it - this is not done automatically.

7. Stats - this is what I know the least about. Speed seems to be important, so you can get more hits in early. The forums tout intelligence, I think at higher levels it helps nearly exponentially. Strength helps defense and power boosts offense.

8. Begging is worthless.

9. If you're new, buy a city map $10 and get a shopping cart quickly. Boost your stats a little and beat the trolley boy to get the cart. Keep trying till you get it. I think it's mostly random, not so much to do with stats or weapons/armor.

10. This is number ten. I had to make it a list of ten because people do that. It's also a round number and probably applies to fung shui...
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Steveness
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I was invited to a gang, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Does anyone know more about gangs?
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BrianW
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dan and Uty know a lot about them from playing GTA.

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Steveness
His Royal Whiteness


Joined: 05 May 2003
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Location: Slower Lower... Maryland?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[EDITED]

I just realized that I am #1 on the Best Win Percent list - which makes me a target.

Best Win Percent: - the ones that cheat, of course Wink (listed those that have over 50 wins.)
1) 98.23% (Steveness)
2) 98.13% (ducesettutamen)
3) 97.95% (|L| JRLonewolf)
4) 97.51% (|ﷲ| Roller52485)
5) 97.22% (Grond)
6) 97.14% ([B] susie)
7) 96.27% ({HW} bananacrazyellow)
Cool 96.13% (|ﷲ| TravellinJack)
9) 95.98% (Flying Donkey)
10) 95.85% (Red Sonja)

Does someone have about $5,000 that I can borrow for a day to purchase some armor?
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Steveness
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nevermind. Got some armor - and I dare any of you to attack me now! Go ahead, Snobo! Twisted Evil
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Snouffman
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dar! You found me out! Smile It also helps when you attack other sides because there is a running total of the score between sides and there is a weekly or monthly prize for the side that wins the most fights
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maslow
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I gotta hit some more peeps up, woo

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Steveness
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If you guys want to join a clan, I just joined "teh nameless". Seems like a good group...
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Snouffman
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

When we get to level 30, we can make our own gang.
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maslow
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've only been playing hobowars2, I'll click on your linky, Matt and get in #1 soon.

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maslow
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe it's because of you, Steve, but I can't find anyone holding over $400 normally, though I found a few with almost $600

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Steveness
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

maslow wrote:
Maybe it's because of you, Steve, but I can't find anyone holding over $400 normally, though I found a few with almost $600


HW1, because it's been around longer, has more people with more money. Money is much harder to get in HW2. I think everyone is given $10/day in hand, so if you haven't logged in for months, you'll have a lot of cash on hand. $600-$800 was about the max for HW2, although I did find a couple with $1K+ (but took care of THAT...)
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maslow
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Quote:
2/13 07:56.16 AM ۞Xile{t}۞ re: slutting
Message:
do you slut at all?
if so mail me back prices / attacks


O_o

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Steveness
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

maslow wrote:
Quote:
2/13 07:56.16 AM ۞Xile{t}۞ re: slutting
Message:
do you slut at all?
if so mail me back prices / attacks


O_o

LOL!!! Read the FAQ - Slutting is when you attack someone stronger than you (losing on purpose) to help them gain XP.... it's clean.
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maslow
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Quote:
2/14 12:00.03 AM You were credited $2500 for being on the winning side in the city war.




suweet!

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