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Subject:[News] What did you do during the blackout?
Author:Petrel
Date:Mon Sep 15 15:13:09 1997
Id:29

Add up the figures in parentheses and get a measure of your MUME addiction

1. How long was MUME down?
   ___ What? it was down?    (-5)
   ___ Three days!!          (1)
   ___ Thirty-nine hours!!   (3)
   ___ Thirty-eight hours, forty-nine minutes  (6)
   ___ .... and 12 seconds                     (10)

2. How many times did you try to log on?
   ___ Once             (-5)
   ___ Twice            (0)
   ___ Three to ten times (5)
   ___ Ten to 100 times (10)
   ___ Over 100 (15)
   ___ Only once.  There were 256,733 dots.  (20)

3. What did you do to try to bring it back up?
   ___ Prayed    (3)
   ___ To Sauron or Eru (6)
       ___ Burned incense (+2)
       ___ Sacrificed animal (+5)
           ___ Human (+10)
               ___ Close relative (+10)
   ___ Tried to call a Vala  (-5, it means you don't know how little we know)
   ___ Tried to call an A+ (+3)
   ___ Tried to call Manwe (+6)
       ___ Asked operator for area code for Valinor (+10)
   ___ Found out price of plane tickets to Lausanne  (15)
       ___ Bought them  (+5 Europe, +10 Americas, +15 Asia)

4. How did you spend your time?
   ___ Went outside in the fresh air (-15)
       ___ Waited until dark so as not to sundie (+15)
       ___ Wielded weapon first (+4 except in urban centers)
   ___ Went shopping (-3)
       ___ Asked grocer for pot of mashed elf (+10)
       ___ Tried to do grocer (+20)
           ___ Did him, then shouted "BUG! I didn't get xp!" (+30)
   ___ Looked at your old maps and fantasized MUMEing (+3)
       ___ Mentally switched to brief / nospam (+2)
   ___ Read some old logs of yours (+1)
       ___ All of them (+2)
       ___ Read old logs on the net (+2)
       ___ All of them (+8)
   ___ Browsed web pages (+2)
      ___ Found the VrAK guest book (+2)
          ___ Spent the whole weekend reloading the VrAK guest book (+8)
          ___ Found Manwe's note saying we'd be down till Monday (+1)
              ___ Tried to log on anyway after that (+2 per occurrence)
      ___ Read "Matu's little page of MUME" (+1)
      ___ Read the "Poja Cult page" (+2 unless you are from .fi)
          ___ Obtained Finnish dictionary (+1)
      ___ Read all of chertz.syr.edu's artistic MUME simulation (+2)
          ___ More than once, because it was "almost like playing" (+3 each)
  ___ Logged on another MUD (+1)
      ___ Got thrown off for spam-shouting "ANYONE HERE FROM MUME" (+5)
      ___ Did this on more than one MUD (+5)
      ___ Did this on all MUDs (+15)

Final score:
< 0 - You are a firm believer in the real world
1-5 - You are a well-meaning person, and probably still have friends RL
6-10 - You are a balanced person, RL and MUME are equally real
11-20 - You could be a decent follower of VrAK
21 + - You are totally corrupted by the evilness of MUME!

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