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    RM Laptop game update

    I have just received this from Rob Hunter at RM:

    As you may have noticed, some players have been able to achieve massive
    scores! As many of you have pointed out but as this is a bug in the
    game, not an example of cheating by the player it seems harsh to remove
    the players score... Instead I thought I'd let you know how it has been
    done so you can try and replicate it!

    As a pointer in the right direction the app can get caught in some sort
    of loop when you have other windows open in the background... experiment
    away! You won't get many better opportunities to bag yourself a free
    laptop!



    The prize is a Mobile ONE
    <RM Mobile One 945GM
    _eg> laptop for the top score. The prize goes to the individual with
    the top score for them to do with what they please... (no jokes please!)



    Most importantly... the competition has been extended! The last day of
    the competition is now midnight on the 10th April.

    Winners will be contacted using the details provided on the high score
    entry soon after



    Play Laptopdrop
    Get those scores up

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    I thought that the competition finished on March 31?

    It's all a con so that I can't win

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    Thats not on Ric won,he had the highest score on the cut off date. not his fault the game has a daft bug. let the lad have the laptop.

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    I too think its wholly unfair to go and extend the deadline AFTER the deadline itself!

    Might not have minded if the announcement to extend was actually before it ended.

    I think it looks bad for RM to move the goal posts like this to probably (IMHO) try and score some more publicity.

    Sad really, it might have kept Ric_ quiet for a while too...

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    I think that Ric should get the laptop too... you can't announce an extension after the deadline... just plain wrong!

    We should refuse to play then he wins it anyway!

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    I was only having a laugh!

    I'm not really sat in my office crying into my coffee!!!

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    I smell a boycott.

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    Dont listen to him hes just putting on a brave public face

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    Red face please don't kill me...

    guys... totally fair points above - my apologies!

    Basically this was a bit of an oversight on my part... the forum sponsorship was supposed to run for the full calendar month of March with the competition end date on the last day of the month. However, due to technical delays creating and getting the ad live on the site (relating to flash version and clicktag) the start and subsequent end of the sponsorship was delayed. Hence the change to the end date.

    Anyway, enough of the boring stuff… I can see now that this is far too late in the day and unfair on Ric, so…. Congratulations Ric - you are the winner of the Mobile ONE laptop! One of the guys here will be in touch with you shortly.

    In light of my ‘school-boy’ error and to keep things interesting for the remainder of the forum sponsorship if anybody manages to beat Ric’s score before the 10th April they will win an RM ASUS Minibook RM Asus miniBook *
    Hope that you will all have another ‘bash’ at the game!

    All the best

    Rob

    *1 to give away to the top score above Ric’s 856.455

  10. 2 Thanks to Robunta:

    kmount (2nd April 2008), PEO (2nd April 2008)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I smell a boycott.

    Yes. You all boycott it.

    *sneaks off to rack up a higher score knowing the competition has sat down in protest*

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    Very good of you Rob.

    Looking forward to seeing if anyone can beat his score!

    Quote Originally Posted by Robunta View Post
    guys... totally fair points above - my apologies!

    Basically this was a bit of an oversight on my part... the forum sponsorship was supposed to run for the full calendar month of March with the competition end date on the last day of the month. However, due to technical delays creating and getting the ad live on the site (relating to flash version and clicktag) the start and subsequent end of the sponsorship was delayed. Hence the change to the end date.

    Anyway, enough of the boring stuff… I can see now that this is far too late in the day and unfair on Ric, so…. Congratulations Ric - you are the winner of the Mobile ONE laptop! One of the guys here will be in touch with you shortly.

    In light of my ‘school-boy’ error and to keep things interesting for the remainder of the forum sponsorship if anybody manages to beat Ric’s score before the 10th April they will win an RM ASUS Minibook RM Asus miniBook *
    Hope that you will all have another ‘bash’ at the game!

    All the best

    Rob

    *1 to give away to the top score above Ric’s 856.455

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Yes. You all boycott it.

    *sneaks off to rack up a higher score knowing the competition has sat down in protest*
    Hears people whispering *scab*

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    This is addictive! I'm rubbish at it though.

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    i'll play now!!

    Where's the link?

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