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I should put this post with a warning that I started thinking in the middle of the night and this probably makes no sense but I was thinking about how someone mentioned (probably you as Nick is your brain child) that Nick has currently enough preplanned locations till about end of 2010ish. Does this correspond in any way to about when GW2 will be done? I was thinking that you just planned out about enough locations to keep people busy till GW2 got into beta testing as a little distraction. Is this true or should I stop thinking about Anet secret plans and plots at about 11:30pm? [[User:Katherinezoltin|Katherinezoltin]] 05:04, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
 
I should put this post with a warning that I started thinking in the middle of the night and this probably makes no sense but I was thinking about how someone mentioned (probably you as Nick is your brain child) that Nick has currently enough preplanned locations till about end of 2010ish. Does this correspond in any way to about when GW2 will be done? I was thinking that you just planned out about enough locations to keep people busy till GW2 got into beta testing as a little distraction. Is this true or should I stop thinking about Anet secret plans and plots at about 11:30pm? [[User:Katherinezoltin|Katherinezoltin]] 05:04, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
 
:I imagine they are aiming for 2010, so they figured enough locations to last until about that time will be good enough, as they could always add more at a later date if need be. But then again, I'm just theory-crafting. &mdash; <span style="font-family:Castellar;">[[User:Jon Lupen|<font color="blue">'''Jon'''</font>]] [[Image:User_Jon_Lupen_Sig_Image.png|18px]] [[Special:Contributions/Jon_Lupen|<font color="blue">'''Lupen'''</font>]]</span> 14:34, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
 
:I imagine they are aiming for 2010, so they figured enough locations to last until about that time will be good enough, as they could always add more at a later date if need be. But then again, I'm just theory-crafting. &mdash; <span style="font-family:Castellar;">[[User:Jon Lupen|<font color="blue">'''Jon'''</font>]] [[Image:User_Jon_Lupen_Sig_Image.png|18px]] [[Special:Contributions/Jon_Lupen|<font color="blue">'''Lupen'''</font>]]</span> 14:34, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
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:: GW2 was not a factor in any decisions made about Nicholas. Now, read it again, but this time say it out loud to make sure it sinks in (because I could get in a lot of trouble if anyone leaves my talk page with the wrong impression!): "GW2 was not a factor in any decisions made about Nicholas." ... okay, seriously though, I just wanted Nicholas (aka "Project Wumpus") to be a lot of fun, and a big part of that was the feeling that he could appear almost anywhere in the entire world. In order to do that we obviously needed to give him a lot of locations, and so we did. His list of possible haunts at launch was 137, and given 1 a week, that's 137 weeks (or ~2.6 years) of Nicholas' travels before he even considers going to the same place twice. I believe that will keep him moving around until close to the end of 2011, but that date won't mean anything except that we ran out of sensible new places for Nicholas to travel to. The worst case scenario at that time is that he starts doubling up on the same stomping grounds after 2.6 years of unique locations, and that's not so bad for the worst case. I'm just glad to know that he'll always be somewhere out there. (...beneath the pale moonliiiiight!) :) - [[User:John Hargrove| <span style="font-family:Georgia;color:#990000">'''[John Hargrove]'''</span>]] [[Image:User John Hargrove sig.png]] <small>[[User_talk:John Hargrove|<font color="#990000">'''''talk'''''</font>]]</small> 03:10, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

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Nicholas the Traveler's travels

Is Nicholas broken? He's been stuck in the Prophecies campaign for five weeks in a row now. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 18:00, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Prophecies is a BIG place.... -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 18:07, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
True, just seems odd that thus far (excluding the EotN 3 hour tour) he's been in Prophecies 12 times, EotN 3 times, Factions 5 times, and Nightfall 5 times. Seems like even if they did want to have him be in Prophecies more often, it doesn't have to be 5 weeks in a row. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 18:23, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
He would be broken if he stayed in exact same spot for more than a week. He's moving every week so it's all fine. The list of his locations may be generated randomly like the Z-Quests or ordered by the devs manually, we don't know. But if it's random it's entirely possible to be 5x in a row in one continent, especially Prophecies which is so big.--YawgYawg 17:39, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
No Freedom, Nicholas is not broken. I checked with him this morning though, just to be sure, and he tells me that he has been arriving precisely where and when he means to. Now with that said, he had also mentioned a surprising number of fellow travelers taking issue with how long he has been hanging around in a particular area, as if he were somehow inconveniencing them by just being where he wanted to be!!! ...but for their sake he said he'd probably try to hasten his travels away from his homeland sooner rather than later to shake things up a bit. He did go on to mention though, just as Yawg and Wyn did, that there is a lot more that he has yet to explore there, so don't expect his stints there to always be short ones. :) [John Hargrove] User John Hargrove sig.png talk 19:37, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks John! I was just worried that he might have lost his passport, or needed funds for the trip! Glad to hear that he's ok (and that he'll be traveling again soon)! -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 19:41, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, he's doing just fine. Thanks for voicing your concern!!! :) -- [John Hargrove] User John Hargrove sig.png talk 19:48, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Nicholas is a popular man!

He's broken into the top 20 most popular pages! Does he have a statement about his meteoric rise to fame? -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 19:41, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm guessin it would be, "I give phat lootz!" --adrin User Adrin mysig.jpg 20:07, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Nicholas isn't actually aware of the existence of the wiki unfortunately, and I didn't want to break his immersion in the world by explaining the whole concept of it to him, so no quote can be given by him on that... For me personally though, I am quite happy to see that it looks like he'll be taking over "S" Words for #18 this week!!! I wonder if he'll have what it takes to get to #2. <(o_O)> [John Hargrove] User John Hargrove sig.png talk 23:54, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Whoo, #17! Take that all non-Dolyak animal companions! :P~ [John Hargrove] User John Hargrove sig.png talk 22:27, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
He looks poised and ready to get himself some titles. GWAMM anyone? — Jon User Jon Lupen Sig Image.png Lupen 14:07, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Nick's locations and the release time for GW2

I should put this post with a warning that I started thinking in the middle of the night and this probably makes no sense but I was thinking about how someone mentioned (probably you as Nick is your brain child) that Nick has currently enough preplanned locations till about end of 2010ish. Does this correspond in any way to about when GW2 will be done? I was thinking that you just planned out about enough locations to keep people busy till GW2 got into beta testing as a little distraction. Is this true or should I stop thinking about Anet secret plans and plots at about 11:30pm? Katherinezoltin 05:04, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

I imagine they are aiming for 2010, so they figured enough locations to last until about that time will be good enough, as they could always add more at a later date if need be. But then again, I'm just theory-crafting. — Jon User Jon Lupen Sig Image.png Lupen 14:34, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
GW2 was not a factor in any decisions made about Nicholas. Now, read it again, but this time say it out loud to make sure it sinks in (because I could get in a lot of trouble if anyone leaves my talk page with the wrong impression!): "GW2 was not a factor in any decisions made about Nicholas." ... okay, seriously though, I just wanted Nicholas (aka "Project Wumpus") to be a lot of fun, and a big part of that was the feeling that he could appear almost anywhere in the entire world. In order to do that we obviously needed to give him a lot of locations, and so we did. His list of possible haunts at launch was 137, and given 1 a week, that's 137 weeks (or ~2.6 years) of Nicholas' travels before he even considers going to the same place twice. I believe that will keep him moving around until close to the end of 2011, but that date won't mean anything except that we ran out of sensible new places for Nicholas to travel to. The worst case scenario at that time is that he starts doubling up on the same stomping grounds after 2.6 years of unique locations, and that's not so bad for the worst case. I'm just glad to know that he'll always be somewhere out there. (...beneath the pale moonliiiiight!) :) - [John Hargrove] User John Hargrove sig.png talk 03:10, 4 November 2009 (UTC)