Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More on Murg and his Tulips

I've been running around looking for more tulips for the unhappy ogre Murg. I've managed to find another three vibrant red tulips today in the areas of the Kingdom of Juargan, the King's Castle and Revelation City.

I handed them over to Murg like before who looks like this:
Thick in form and intellect, this Ogre has a dull clump of tangled, sludge-
colored hair, and eyes like green drool. His oversized, underwashed body is
(thankfully) covered in an assortment of matted furs, covered in fleas that
were probably desperate to get away from the smell of his skin. The only parts
of him that are clean enough to see the deep charcoal grey colour of his flesh
are his drool-soaked chin, and the paths of two streams of tears on his cheeks.
Doing this quest got me thinking about how many different bouquets of three flowers were possible from a selection of five flowers. I gave this challenge to one of my classes at school to figure out with varying degrees of success. The answer to this problem is:

Number of bouquets with 3 flowers the same = 5 × 1 × 1 = 5
Number of bouquets with 2 flowers the same = 5 × 1 × 4 = 20
Number of bouquets with 3 flowers different = 5 × 4 × 3 ÷ 3! = 10

In total there are 35 different possible bouquets that can be made requiring a total of 105 flowers with 21 of each colour needed. With 2 bouquets handed in I have a lot of work to do...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Two-lips and the Unhappy Ogre

Over the last week there has been a quest being ran by Akael that involves a heartbroken Ogre hoping to persuade his true love with bunches of flowers. The questnews about this quest is:
(  1)  Akael        02/16/15     Flowers for Gobba - All Levels
A lovesick Ogre is hoping for some help, one East of the Crossroads (9e).
The final date to hand in is March 8th.

Some important notes:
- The items he's looking for will be on the ground, or on specific mobs.
- The items save if you log off.
- He will want collections that are different...for instance:
    - (1 pink, 2 red) is the same as (2 red, 1 pink)
      but you could hand in (3 pink), (1 pink 2 red), (2 pink, 1 red), etc.
    - There are five colours, worth varying point levels.
- You can sell or trade the items, but you can't auction them.
- Please use only one character to hand in the items... any alts found handing
      in items will forfeit their points.
- ANY LEVEL can participate...but lowbies, please be careful out there!!!

I've found the tulips quite tricky to find - I guess I'm not the only one searching for them... However today I managed to find one in Morgul Vale which got me up to three tulips and enough to hand them in as follows:
 A Rock Strewn Trail
Exits: east south west northeast northwest
An unhappy Ogre is longing for his one true love.

A lumbering ogre looks up at you, and a wicked gleam enters his eyes.
For a second you fear for your life...but then he sighs and looks forlorn.

Murg says 'No worry for you. Murg has no hunger. Murg's love angry at Murg.'
Murg sighs.

>give tulip murg
You give a sunny coral tulip to Murg.
Murg says 'One...'
Murg says 'One is not Boo-Kay. You give more Two-Lips?'

>give tulip murg
You give a pretty pink tulip to Murg.
Murg says 'One...Two...'
Murg frowns.
Murg says 'No, Two is not Boo-Kay. Murg need more.'

>give tulip murg
You give a pretty pink tulip to Murg.
Murg frowns in concentration.
Murg says 'One...Two...and one more than that'
Murg thinks hard.
Murg says 'Is more than two. Is Boo-Kay!'
Murg grins.
Murg says 'Me keep Boo-Kay. Now Jessyl get more Boo-Kay.'
Murg says 'Gobba will like Murg! Thank you Jessyl!'
So that's one bouquet down of 2 pink and 1 coral tulip for me. Hopefully I can find some more before the deadline and hopefully Murg will win the heart of  Gobba.