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« Reply #30 on: 24 January 2008, 07:11:53 »

*has several ideas incorporating a quiz, a gardener, and a keyword to acces the locked greenhouse*
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« Reply #31 on: 24 January 2008, 09:11:27 »

OK, Art, I have just PMed you a list of questions which you can file under 'Gaulimaufrey', or 'Miscellaneous' Trivia.  I think you - and hopefully others - will enjoy them, even if they get the answers incorrect!
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« Reply #32 on: 24 January 2008, 09:41:12 »

So are you going to score the test out of eight or shall I come up with two more questions so you can score the test out of ten?

Rather than come up with ten ranks (!), I'd set it up this way:

2 or less out of 10--lowest rank
3 or 4 out of 10--level 2
5 or 6 out of 10--level 3
7 or 8 out of ten--level 4
9 or 10 out of ten--top rank

It's no problem to come up with two more--it'll just take a bit of researching to find answers with pictures.

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« Reply #33 on: 24 January 2008, 10:48:42 »

Art:  NB regarding my PM to you with Misc. questions!  Note that there ARE pictures for each question; however, to keep things interesting, there may be pictures for some of the 'wrong' answers, not just the right ones.  If the idea is to get people interested or more familiar with Santharia, then the goal (simply getting a '5' or a '10', say) won't be nearly as important as enjoying the process of taking the quiz itself...

Along those lines, I like your little 'titles' that you've assigned, and the commentary that one receives on finishing.  Even getting zero is hilarious when you get stood in the corner with such a scolding from our sage!  :D
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« Reply #34 on: 24 January 2008, 16:02:27 »

@Alysse: Yeah, you can provide two more questions if you like (ideally with pics as we have a 5:3 ratio at the moment). I guess we shouldn't do more than 10 for one quiz however (we can always do seperate quizzes for different topics), 10 is a number for one quiz.

More answers later! Need to work something :)
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« Reply #35 on: 24 January 2008, 22:27:03 »

If you want more Misc. trivia to make up ten questions, just ask - although today I'm travelling from my mother's house where I've been so comfortably ensconced to Bryan's parents' place, so am in transit.   Let's hope the weather cooperates while we're on the road; it's been cold and snowy the last little while!

I can also make sure that the extra Misc. have pictures for each as well.  Let me know!
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« Reply #36 on: 24 January 2008, 22:55:44 »

Fot this week's update I guess I have my hands full already, so I can finish Alysse's quiz, but can't get to the Misc. quiz yet. So there's no need to get stressed at the moment, but for the next update the Misc. quiz would be great to have :) Pictures preferred of course :D
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« Reply #37 on: 25 January 2008, 04:22:06 »

Thanks for the questions you PMed, Judy, this is already a brilliant start to get a Misc. quiz under way! :D More are of course welcome - and perhaps in case you have some custom titles with some humorous lines that would make things perfect!

Concerning pictures: The best way I think is to always try to reward an answer with a new picture. If we'd show pictures as well for a wrong answer, then the player gets some sort of a reward for something he/she didn't really earn... Plus, if we only show pictures at the correct answers then they can be used at other questions and always are something new to the player methinks :)

Okeydokey, I've prepared now 8 question in Alysse's quiz and will wait for the final 2 to complete the quiz - and then I'll put it up, right in time for the update I hope :D
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« Reply #38 on: 26 January 2008, 19:29:07 »

Ok, Alysse's quiz is now available in the Trivia module! 10 questions, customized ranks (I added some more humourous stuff to those, Alysse, hope you like it!), definitely a quiz that requires some brains here and there, so I've categorized it as "hard" - but maybe you prove that it is actually way too easy... lol

Accessible from a link near you, GOTO TRIVIA, then select PLACES. - Have fun and let me know if you discover anything wrong! - Great work, Alysse, very entertaining trivia! thumbup
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« Reply #39 on: 31 January 2008, 13:07:47 »

The quiz works perfectly--I let my kids and my husband do it too--and my 10-year-old son was quite pleased that he scored higher than his dad.  He wanted to do "more quizzes about Santharia!" and was happy to hear that Aunt Judy will have one up there soon.

There is one small problem--at the end of the quiz, it says "And this concludes the Bestiary trivia quiz" (or something like that) when it should be "the Northlands trivia quiz".  Just a minor detail.

BTW, it seems to be set up so that you can have multiple quiz sets under one heading.  With that in mind--do you want more Bestiary quizzes?  Maybe specific ones, such as a Dragon Quiz, an Insects quiz, a Fish Quiz, etc.?  And then you could call the first one a General Knowledge quiz and have several specific ones.

Maybe we should set up some racial specific quizzes too:  Orc, Hobbit, Elven, Dwarfl etc. knowledge quizzes would be fun, with the various specialists in each area being invited to write the questions.  I (or Rakshiri if he's around these days) could do stuff for the Orc quiz.

Another idea might be quizzes pulled from the Babetales and Bedtime stories books in the Lorehold.  You, know, like "What was the name of the first Rim-runner?"  sort of thing.  And that could unlock something you need for a quest.

So many ideas, so little time!  Anyway, maybe if people want to do a quiz set, they could look at this post for some suggestions, if this is the kind of thing you want.
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« Reply #40 on: 31 January 2008, 16:06:31 »

Ah, ok - need to fix that Bestiary mentioning at the end. Was copied from there and then adjusted, obviously I missed something...

Multiple quiz sets under one heading are now possible. I adjusted it that way so that you can enter a category and that you can find a selection of various specific ones, yup. As you say: A dragon quiz would be neat for example (there we also have lots of illustrations), or a races quiz. Even Babetales quizzes would add to the diversity of what we can offer :) - Also an idea is some sort of funny quizzes, which aren't meant to be taken seriously. So any creative kind of quiz if welcome!  cool

On your other question you asked via PM, Alysse, regarding the implementation of music: Yeah, Flash supports playing MP3 files, and if you have a fast connection a music can play in reasonable time if I start it. We need to bne aware however that triggering a large MP3 file would be a killer for a slow connection - so you would at least have to have an option to turn off a background music when you play, or only let them play when you specifically click on a link to hear something.

I haven't figured it out yet how to do it best, but I think about it how it can be achieved. Music, be it a vocal addition when you encounter a person or background music if you go through a module, is incredible effective. Playing for example the started Nepris module with Valeptus' Nepris music in the background is very atmospheric, even if it costs a good deal of download resources... - I have to investigate further what options we have here.
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« Reply #41 on: 01 February 2008, 04:12:44 »

Thanks for your prompt responses, Art; you're such a gentleman!   hug

The addition of music would be great, and we have so many pieces, I'm sure we could integrate them most places.  It would be fun to pick some of the instrumental pieces as background music for some of the Lorehold rooms.   And perhaps we could coax a bard or two into playing us a song, or singing something. 

Anyway, I'll see what I can do about working out some new quiz questions, and finishing the Icemutes, and oh, yeah, mustn't forget RL obligations either... (wanders off mumbling distractedly to herself)

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« Reply #42 on: 02 February 2008, 16:50:05 »

Just received another quiz by Alysse, this time about Santharian Insects. Will have 5 questions, 4 of them are illustrated. I guess this one isn't that difficult if you know your way around Santharia's Bestiary, let's say difficulty "moderate". I'll see to integrate it within the next days.

The text at the end of the Northlands quiz was also fixed and I have Judy's 5 Misc. questions as well. So if we can conclude that one we'll have 2 more :)

P.S. The Trivia Project is now also easily accessible from the left side Projects menu.
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« Reply #43 on: 03 February 2008, 04:03:37 »

Ok, I have received the ranks for Judy's 5 question Misc. quiz by now, and Miraran has sent me 5 questions for a Herbarium quiz as well. So it looks as if we're getting three quizzes on the site soon...

I will have to add one after the other, so I'll integrate quizzes in the way the questions arrived: first Judy's, then Alysse's, then Mira's. :)
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« Reply #44 on: 07 February 2008, 15:51:33 »

Also got a 5 questions quiz from Alysse on orcs, so my list of stuff to integrate grows longer and longer!  grin
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