Talk:Advent Calendar (2007)

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I'm thinking that the items are a reference to the Perfectly Normal Beasts in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Anyone want to ask radiobugbear for confirmation? --MattG987 13:41, 6 December 2007 (CST)

I also made that connection and would consider adding it as "may be a reference" to the Perfectly Normal Beasts in Mostly Harmless.--Snikrepkire 14:40, 10 December 2007 (CST)

Is it just me, or does it seem EXTREMELY suspicious that all the item descriptions, as well as the news message, are trying to say that nothing out of the ordinary is going on? I mean, I'm glad, as the "newness" of the untainted eggnog/perfectly innocuous gingerbread bugbear/etc means that they're a different item to collectors, and thus we get no repeats, but still...something just doesn't seem right about this. More will come, bad things, mark my words...but then again, maybe I'm paranoid {/rant} --Jimfromtx 22:48, 30 November 2007 (CST)

Alternately, it could be he's doing it just to [b]induce[/b] paranoia, without actually doing anything at all. InvalidUser 16:46, 3 December 2007 (CST)

i believe it may be referencing the radio show LoveLine where if a caller was obviously really screwed up, the hosts would sarcastically say "Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy", which is appropriately enough also on the main announcement. though I'm really not sure if this is a loveline original or not. so yeah. Funny_snake_100 18:39, 1 December 2007 (CST)

I have to agree with Jimfromtx, when I got the "perfectly innocuous gingerbread bugbear" it worried me. Maybe I'm paranoid, but maybe you should be too, considering the general themes of KOL, and Jick's sense of humor. The phrase 'perfectly innocuous' in an items description is a Red Flag to me, of the 'seal it in lead and sink it in a trough of holy water' variety. Well, we shall see. After all, Linea was particularly active back at Halloween... --Tiwaz 20:15, 1 December 2007 (CST)

I called it! Sure, I didn't realize it until today, WAY after they had been changed into the nanite-infested items, but I called it spot on, about 10 days before they revealed it! *Never* trust TPTMBG when they say something is "perfectly normal" {/straightjacket} --Jimfromtx 21:23, 24 December 2007 (CST)

Be warned, my brothers and sisters--the Not-Too-Distant-Future is at hand! It is futile to resist... we will be merry... This message brought to you by Uncle Bob's Discount Doomsday Hobo Rant Emporium. --Whod99 21:14, 1 December 2007

Given the existence of the Crimbo P.R.E.S.S.I.E. I find myself forced to agree with this one. --Sparksol 22:19, 1 December 2007 (CST)
  • Remember that last year in the Crimborg Collective, the food that you could buy was completely ordinary. You may be onto something...--Sir Hobo 15:58, 2 December 2007 (CST)
  • I think that there is more evidence something's wrong: Despite the calendar/town pattern, NO CRIMBO TOWN. Something fishy is DEFINITELY happening, there is no question. Probably some diabolical mind-control plot. Semi-confirmed: The shape of the new "Moon" looks suspiciously like a Borg Cube, no? Only, you know, an octagonal prism. Or something. --MrGuy 18:02, 7 December 2007 (CST)
  • More than Semi. I checked the pics of the Borg Cube and the "New Moon" and they were exactly the same! AND remember that the future Crimbo was called CrimBORG. WE WERE RIGHT! Well, instead of fighting back I'm glad to accept my new robotic masters. All hail Uncle Crimborg!--Sir Hobo 19:16, 7 December 2007 (CST)

The question is however. even if you know something bad will happen. will you still eat/drink the items? or hold out?--Blood panther 22:49, 1 December 2007 (CST)

IMO, it seems fairly obvious that there is a hidden meaning; perhaps a hidden effect when wearing a special Crimbo outfit/peice of equip not yet announced, or when used when you have another Crimbo effect active, or maybe after you do some quest. --Wavedash 11:00, 2 December 2007 (CST)

I may be completely wrong, but I think it's a prelude to a new Crimboween story, or a re-introduction to the plague.--Kirbytheslayer 17:15, 2 December 2007 (PST)

Found a HUGE hint, hit lvl6 on this run and went to council to get friars quest, it started off with "Aaaahhh! No! Don't kill... oh wait, it's just you. We thought you were... never mind." then went into the friars stuff. --Plater (t|c) 21:09, 3 December 2007 (CST)

  • Has nothing to do with Crimbo - you're wearing the V for Vivala mask. --Quietust (t|c) 21:55, 3 December 2007 (CST)
    • Well that's the SECOND time I've been made stupid by an item I was wearing (stupid sword behind whatever was the first) --Plater (t|c) 17:44, 4 December 2007 (CST)

Path?

Is it possible that dietary path effects what you will get? Because I"m a boozetefarian, and I've gotten the eggnog both days. Has anyone else noticed a correlation to their path? Exhibit A 12:01, 2 December 2007 (CST)

Odds are you've just been lucky. But I haven't played a pathed Crimbo, so I wouldn't know. However, there are three food items (candy cane, bugbear, fruitcake), and only one Booze (eggnog), meaning it'd be unbalanced that way. And what about Oxys? --Wildfire393 12:20, 2 December 2007 (CST)

  • I can confirm that it has nothing to do with path, I am a teeter and I got eggnog on the first day. --Chunky_boo 14:19, 2 December 2007 (CST)
  • Doubly confirmed. Oxy, I got one fruitcake, one bugbear, and one candy cane. --Mrthespork 23:24, 2 December 2007 (CST)

The "Third Moon"

I'm not really sure where to discuss Crimbo related stuff like this so I'm going to do it here.

I believe that the Kingdom is about to be invaded...by the Borg...This is all my own speculation and I don't have a lot of proof, but that 3rd Moon really looks like the Sinister Dodecahedron, which Jick said on the radio show, was what eventually become the Crimborg Collective. Furthermore, in the Crimbo documentation, on "Part V: Where in time is Uncle Crimbo?" The following is stated near the end.

"Anyway, peace reigns in Crimbo Town, and as the Crimbo season approaches, our hearts swell in anticipation of that most joyous of seasons.

Though I must admit, I'm still haunted by a dream I had of Crimbo Town in the Not-too-distant future -- a dystopian nightmare in which cyborgs and robots were in charge of Crimbo. But I'm still not sure if what I saw were the shadows of things that will be, or things that might be, only.

For now, we play the waiting game.

Nah, the waiting game sucks. Let's play pictionary."

Foreshadowing, anyone? I believe that "not-too-distant-future" is NOW. --DemonicChocobo 18:40, 7 December 2007 (CST)

Foreshadowing? We're just playing some perfectly ordinary pictionary, here! Nothing suspicious about not wanting to wait around doing nothing!

(note: I am not stupid. The fact that the Sinister Dodecahedron and the Crimborg Collective are part of this year's Crimbo has been obvious from the beginning, and I am personally shocked that so many people feel the need to point out this "possibility" (it's a fact, damnit) in so many different places) --HikaruYami 06:54, 11 December 2007 (CST)

ALL HAIL UNCLE CRIMBORG!--Uncle Crimborg 19:22, 7 December 2007 (CST)

Any ideas what this has to do with the Advent calender? --Wavedash 07:57, 9 December 2007 (CST)

In the Crimborg Collective, the food they sold were completly ordinary. Just like the stuff in the advent calendar. --Sir Hobo 10:57, 9 December 2007 (CST)

As expected, new items today

but i don't want the responsibility of putting them up. I got

vitachoconutriment capsule

This is a meal's worth of vitamins and nutrients in handy pill form, so it won't fill you up. Plus, it's flavored to taste like delicious, delicious chocolate! The downside, of course, is there's no way to avoid the nougat ones.

Type: usable Cannot be discarded --HikaruYami 22:03, 13 December 2007 (CST)


I just got another vitachoconutriment capsule for today. Anyone else get anything different, or should I add it? --Santasassassin 23:14, 14 December 2007 (CST)

My perfectly normal crimbo food all have nanites! ewwwww! Any one going to risk eating some and find out what they do? :P --Denarius 22:08, 21 December 2007 (CST)

nanite items

What does section 1-13 yield if punched out after the nanites infested the items in the inventory? --Gramphos 23:13, 21 December 2007 (CST)

  • Eeep! Bad spelling damage!--Chugsworth 23:14, 21 December 2007 (CST)

just in case anyone's interested. when you click on "your favorite food" in your profile it the perfectly normal items are gone, replaced with the nanites. even if you havent had a nanite item.--Blood panther 00:56, 23 December 2007 (CST)

Day 25 (Section 1) [You acquire... something.]

Hey guys why does this page have a question-mark on the 25th? Advent calendars end on the 24th...--Sir Spanky 08:10, 23 December 2007 (CST)

Right :x--Sir Spanky 10:25, 23 December 2007 (CST)

Has anyone thought about the advent calendar maybe having more than 25 sections this year? We got miniatures of dodecahedron-monsters for 5 days in a row, but there are at least 12 of them.--Beliar Lightbearer 07:36, 24 December 2007 (CST)

Well, the past two years, when there's been an advent calendar, the last 5 days were tiny plastic figurines. Guess it's tiny plastic combat items this year. --Jimfromtx 21:27, 24 December 2007 (CST)