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Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby CRBWildcat » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:36 pm

Played The Oregon Trail a few times today, and I was reminded that the worst things about life are the things you don't see coming.

Attempt #1: Decided to try playing as a farmer. Spent the $400 as wisely as I could. ...Three days into the trip, before I even reached the first river crossing, most of the stuff in the wagon was destroyed by a fire. Crud. Couldn't have that, so...

Attempt #2: Went reasonably well, at least until somewhere near Independence Rock. One of my party members got a broken arm; the game picked that same day to give me the "Bad Water" message, and said member died immediately. Double crud. :|
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby Spokavriel » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:07 pm

Could be worse. Imagine this scenario.

Started as a banker, got the maximum spare parts, 3 suits of clothing for every family member, Maximum food the wagon could carry, Then as many Yolk of Oxen as I could afford. Started in June. I set the pace to strenuous because I had so many Oxen. First broke a wheel. Managed to fix it. No other repairs worked. Before getting to the first check point we hit a Bad Trail and the food went bad. Lost almost all the food. Then there was a fire. Lost all the remaining food and all but 2 sets of clothes. BTW all cash spent at this point. What do you think happened before we got to a fort?
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby CRBWildcat » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:44 pm

Total party failure?
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby Spokavriel » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:47 pm

Everyone dead before the first river fording.
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby CRBWildcat » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:14 pm

Eeesh. When the game wants to work against you, it really works against you.
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby ckosacranoid » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:24 pm

just what is this game? i have heard about it before, even seen panals at an anime con, but know nothing about it.
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby CRBWildcat » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:29 pm

That can be fixed. Don't know how you would've seen it at an anime con, though; the game was developed and published here in the U.S.
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby KonokoHasano » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:01 am

I've never played Oregon Trail. XD
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby Spokavriel » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:21 am

That can be remedied. I do have a copy of the Apple IIe version on more than one of my computers and could send it. While I have had many trips with multiple annoyances I have also had boring nearly trouble free trips as well.
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby KonokoHasano » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:09 pm

I'm not much in the way for retro games, so I doubt I'd be able to enjoy it.
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby CRBWildcat » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:05 pm

It's not like the versions for the Apple and DOS are the only ones out there. There's plenty of updated releases and such to go around.
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby Spokavriel » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:23 am

Some recent ones are even distributed electronically.
http://www.oregontrail.com/hmh/site/ore ... ome/arcade
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Re: Irritating Experiences on the Oregon Trail

Postby ckosacranoid » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:30 pm

at anime central the past like 3 or four years therehas been a panel that startes how your henti panel got ruined so lets play orgen trail the game..so that how i have heard about the game at an anime con....go figure...thanks for the link.
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