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After running around and checking all the mailboxes on interloper to see what is inside, a little challenge was created.

 

The Interloper Paperboy challenge is to find and deliver newspaper rolls to the 23 mailboxes on Great Bear island.

 

Whether sleet, snow, bear, moose or wolf the REAL news must be delivered.

 

First - Collect 23 newspaper rolls.  Search the island for newspaper rolls.

Second - Prepare the newspaper delivery bag by inserting brochures from the Camp Office in Mystery Lake.  Basically this is the starting location after preparing.  Extra bonus if you have the Moose Satchel.

Third -  Deliver newspaper rolls to mailboxes in Milton, Pleasant Valley, Coastal Highway, Crumbling Highway.  Place newspaper roll inside.

 

Mailbox Locations

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How many remember the arcade classic game Paperboy

 

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5 hours ago, Ice Hole said:

How many remember the arcade classic game Paperboy

 

Dog always got me...

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Okay so ... for this challenge:

1.  Must be on interloper,

2.  Collect 23 newspaper rolls.

3.  I do not know about the brochures in the camp office.  I don't think I have ever seen this before.

4.  Deliver newspapers to listed places. 

Questions:  Do we take pictures as we deliver these or is this the honor system?  Do we create a new loper just for this challenge?

I'm game!

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2 hours ago, Ardawna said:

3.  I do not know about the brochures in the camp office.  I don't think I have ever seen this before.

I think it's roleplay to make a starting point.

8 hours ago, Ice Hole said:

How many remember the arcade classic game Paperboy

I do! Had it on the classic old GameBoy. I think Tetris contributed much more to the skills I use today !

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4 hours ago, hozz1235 said:

Dog always got me...

Now the dog has grown up and is blood thirsty nasty. :wolf:

1 hour ago, BareSkin said:

I do! Had it on the classic old GameBoy.

Handle bar control is the only way.

Here is the Paperboy Hard Way World Record from July 2017.

 

  3 hours ago, Ardawna said:

Okay so ... for this challenge:

1.  Must be on interloper,

2.  Collect 23 newspaper rolls.

3.  I do not know about the brochures in the camp office.  I don't think I have ever seen this before.

4.  Deliver newspapers to listed places. 

Questions:  Do we take pictures as we deliver these or is this the honor system?  Do we create a new loper just for this challenge?

I'm game!

That is summed up correctly.

Screenshots could be made just carrying one newspaper roll.  The only way to verify would be a video but I totally accept honour system. 

The park brochure is found around the Camp Office.  The idea is as @BareSkin indicates, the camp office represents a central starting point.

You might want to create a new character because I do not know the exact number of newspaper rolls available.  If you want to use an experienced loper go for it as you might already have the moose satchel and be well fed.  The issue is the total number of newspaper rolls might not be available.

The number of newspaper rolls is still in question.  Been playing interloper for some time now and those newspaper rolls are everywhere.  I wanted to test the challenge out to see if 23 newspaper rolls existed.  Plan on doing doing the challenge on Friday but maybe tonight I will try with a custom and focus on collecting newspaper rolls. 

 

To make this more similar to arcade Paperboy let me introduce three levels for the challenge: Easy Street, Middle Road, Hard Way.

Easy Street - As originally outlined.

Middle Road - Up for suggestion. See below.

Hard Way - Take the Deadman's challenge and complete the route and become Paperdeadman.

 

For Middle Road I was thinking of:  Select The Hunted and have Yogi Chase you while collecting and delivering newspaper.  But do not know if that is easier or harder then original interloper paperboy. 

Any one have a suggestion for the challenge please post.

 

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6 hours ago, Ice Hole said:

Screenshots could be made just carrying one newspaper roll.

To avoid that you could take a screenshot with all 23 newspaper rolls. Someone could still technically cheat by hitting up each box and only actually finding 23 afterwards, but in the end they still would have found 23 and visited every spot.

I love this challenge and would like to try though i only do one game at a time and i'm still on my first 100+ Stalker game that i have been playing on and off since October.  

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The newspaper roll  is rare.  Been through DP to PV and still not found any.  This could be an issue.  A rule change will be needed.

Major Rule Change

The initial idea was to deliver newspaper rolls to customers.  The customers have stated they are not interested in reading the material so any type of paper product will suffice.

Gather at least 11.50 kg ( 25.35 lb) of any paper products and bring them to the Camp Office in Mystery Lake.  

This equates to 23 books with 0.50 kg weight.

Then distribute 0.50 kg (1.10 lb) of any paper product to the 23 customers mailbox. 

Place what you can inside the mailbox and leave the remainder in neat pile next to it.

If you have gathered another 11.50 kg then distribute the papers in another sequence to the 23 customers.

Again starting from the Mystery Lake Camp Office.

 

edit; the repeating delivery sequence is akin to the arcade Paperboy where Monday to Sunday are represented.  Sunday was the goal and the game ends.  

 

 

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Wow! This is a fun one. I do not have any loper games going because ... I'm a pilgrim, what can I say.  I am willing to go forth on Easy Street as a new loper and give it a try.  And, I'm  just really curious to find that darn brochure. I don't believe I have ever seen one. It is an item? Or is it located on a bookcase and you can see it but not pick it up. I have seen something like that!

Okay - I am game!

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I am considering revising the levels.  Since the changes to any paper product and a repeating delivery sequence the levels can be distributed across a broader group.

So the new levels:

Easy Street - Voyageur -Random Map

Middle Road - Stalker -Random Map

Hard Way - Interloper

 

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Okay - take one of IceHole's Challenge - died quickly after spawning on Little Island.  Could not find matches any where after searching the Riken and Hibernia. Was fun exploring though and it's nice to know that it wasn't from a wolf it was from freezing to death.

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Just now, Ardawna said:

searching the Riken and Hibernia

Really, my last start was in DP and I found two packs of matches in Hibernia.  Must have took yours I guess.  :fire:

 

This challenge is going to be different than most interloper plays.  The idea was to always strip the area clean and move on.  Now as the paperboy I must return these regions to deliver more paper. 

So a base stocked with food and fuel in each area is probably a good idea.  It is a different mindset and I look forward to trying it.  

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Okay - make a base, find clothes, get warm.  Failed my second attempt. Spawned next to Offset Falls in HRV.  Never been here.  Froze fast as I explored.

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I am trying Easy Street to get a baseline. 

Voyageur.  Check

Random map.  Check. 

My spawn point: Dave's Quiet Clearing. 

So this is going to be very easy then.

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I don't know if I'm cut out for this Interloper stuff yet.  Third spawn was on Timber Wolf Mountain ... in a blizzard.  Managed to light a fire in the three way cave.  Managed to make it to make it through the cave to where you come out by an engine and then make my way down to the Mountaineer's Hut without attracting wolves.  Died of the cold in the hut.

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So my first day and think it was going to be easy then almost died from granola bar.

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Managed to make it to Carter Dam healed and returned to Camp with loads of paper products.

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Not finished looting Mystery Lake and already at 18.25 kg of paper.  Only one newspaper roll though, when did these become so scarce.

So off to Milton to make my first delivery.  At Milton deliver to the four customers and carry only 2.0 kg of paper then return to camp and pick up the remaining 9.50 kg of paper and head off to Pleasant Valley and Coastal Highway.

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Easy Street - much more successful.

  • Voyageur
  • Random spawn
  • Starting Point: Desolation Point

Doing much better.  Ready to run to Mystery Lake so that I can then start delivering my papers.

 

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Okay - I have established my base at the Fish Camp Office.  Found the brochure.  Plenty of newspapers and if I run out, I have books.  Time to get my deliveries started.

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12 hours ago, Ardawna said:

Found the brochure. 

There are two of them. These are the sort of information pamphlet a tourist would receive when renting a cabin.  Probably has a map of the area too.

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The reason for the brochure insertion sets up the rule that all paper must first go to Mystery Lake Camp Office first before being ready for delivery. 

Last night it felt pretty weird delivering a book to the Barker farm.  Oddly in the home I found vast quantities of paper products.   Finding paper I use a lamp because most time interlopers overlook it; the cattails are always gathered no need to make tinder.  Gathered all of the paper and returned to Milton Park and made a stash.  Three more deliveries and then back to ML camp.  There is so much paper in this town alone I bet that making deliveries for seven weeks is not a problem.

Weekly delivery might be added to the rules.  So once you start the challenge you have to return to your customers on a weekly basis.  This would put pressure on the challenge in a good way.  I will experiment with my current play.

It is too bad cardboard cannot be used in this challenge.  Once harvested it is turned into tinder plugs.  What are we going to do with tinder plugs anyways and besides they can be counterfeited by breaking down sticks.

If you want to extend this challenge and exhausted all paper products then next is cloth.  The same rules apply but now cloth is to be delivered.  Maybe make it harder and 1.0 kg of cloth delivered weekly. 

 

Maybe this challenge can be extended to current games.  They will have some advantage but it still will be challenging especially when getting into cloth delivery.  Anyone want to apply to the paperboy job with a current play is fine.

 

P.S.

 

The morning I delivered the last of my order and was on my way back to ML Camp.  Returned to the Milton Park office and prepared to leave.  The paper stash was 20 kg and taking all of it left me encumbered.  I made the grave mistake and tried to goat down encumbered and somehow made a wrong turn.  Survived the fall and was then trying to make it back but found myself unable.  After two more sprains I decided to trek through FM.  It did not take too long and I was stuck. I stabbed a health pen and tried then failed to goat.

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19 hours ago, Ardawna said:

I don't know if I'm cut out for this Interloper stuff yet.  Third spawn was on Timber Wolf Mountain ... in a blizzard.  Managed to light a fire in the three way cave.  Managed to make it to make it through the cave to where you come out by an engine and then make my way down to the Mountaineer's Hut without attracting wolves.  Died of the cold in the hut.

You did pretty well there. It's a great route. But there is no way to survive in the hut without a fire. The good news is that between all the pieces of wood and the coal in the cave you have enough materials to last through the night

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The original premise to this challenge to deliver news paper I still think can be done.  Just need to find substitutes.  The reason to pick newspaper roll was because these are rare.  The issue is there might not be enough of them in interloper.  Cash is also rare and this might be a valid substitute.  Newspaper Roll or Cash with Newsprint could work.  The idea is the Newspaper Rolls are light at 0.10 kg and Cash and Newsprint weighs 0.15 kg and could be a substitute.

So this thread can still host the challenge's original premise.  I will make another thread for the Paperboy Weekly Delivery.

 

For the original Challenge's Premise.

Deliver to 23 mailboxes:

Newspaper Roll at 0.10 kg

or

Cash and Newsprint at 0.15 kg 

or 

Magazine (Skill Book) at 0.50 kg 

Material to be delivered must be first brought to Mystery Lake Camp Office for inspection.

This challenge is open to any interloper at any time.  Not necessary to start new.

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Holy macaroni Ice!  That was an amazing feat to even attempt that goat.  Holy crackers!!!  That you didn't die from the fall is very impressive.  I fear I am not quite up to sheer drops like that.  I can't even say yet because .. dang!  Well done!

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Okay - I finished Milton this morning.  Had to kill a wolf in town and had to kill a wolf at the pass.  I have skinned them both and am now hoping for a wolf skin coat here soon.  Not going after them but if they come after me, sorry brother wolf but I just don't have time to evade you.  Also picked up some deer skins for boots.  We'll see.  I tend to get side tracked easily.  I am determined to stay focused on my paper route.

Milton - check!

Wish me luck in getting back to ML in one piece.

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Looking through the upcoming deliveries, I'm thinking that this is going to take me quite some time.  In real life, we got close to 4 feet of fresh snow.  I have been spending my time between newspaper deliveries and shoveling out my walks and driveway.  Not a lot of fun I can tell you.  I use the excuse of a hot cup of cocoa and warming myself up in front of the computer as my break time. ;-)  Loving this challenge!  Thank you Ice!

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The original idea to deliver twenty three newspaper rolls will have an additional rule added   The cargo once prepared at the Mystery Lake office must remain on person throughout the challenge.

 

Voyageur Easy Street Spawn Milton

 

The prep work is done and it took me sixteen days.  Travelled from Milton to Mystery Lake to Pleasant Valley.  On my way back to Signal Hill I discovered the hidden prepper cache and found fo ur extra newspaper rolls. 

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The cargo is ready and for food I am carrying crackers and pop.  Food was stashed along the route from Milton.  The clothing chosen is for protection as wolves guard most of the mailboxes.  Going to bring the rifle along for insurance.

Milton has four deliveries, Pleasant Valley has four deliveries and the remaining eighteen are in Coastal Highway and one in Crumbling Highway.

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Milton is going to be my first destination.  The sun is just about to rise and the coffee is brewing. screen_89cdf72d-0343-4dfd-b42e-dc4bdff454a0.thumb.png.d1638c2989c19fe49a251d02d64bb953.png

All suited up in sturdy protective gear to help fend off the bad doggos.

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