Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Kings of Spun the 23rd & Spun News...

Spun Salutations! All hail our 23rd Kings of Spun: APPIE1615 of the EU and StealingHearts of NA. Spun congratulations to you both! Before getting down to the details of the coronations Uncle Spun has a few announcements.

First up is that we have submitted a bug fix for the current unspun crop of bugs, if all goes well it should go live on the 2nd of April, but Uncle Spun will confirm this once he knows for sure. This is however just a bug fix, there is no new Spun content yet (well except the advent of Spunland Challenges - also due on the 2nd), and indeed there may have to be another bug fix before fresh Spun comes to Spunland, we'll find out on the 2nd of April...

Big Spun thanks to AlphaZone4 for inviting us to take part in their 5th Birthday celebrations, madmunki attended a live Q&A in Spunland EU last thursday and had much Spun fun, especially as the Dukes of Spun got to shake off their cobwebs and go for a spun galavant We must bring the Dukes of Spun back to NA soon!

Finally, although it makes Uncle Spun feel like some tawdry used car dealer to say so, he feels it pertinent to point out that players can reduce the spun points lost by the oft-cursed Spun Hopper by wearing any of the Spunland Full-body costumes. Normally one loses half of one's Spun points when hit, but in Spun attire this is reduced to a mere 20% These also enable the wearer to plant up to 3 seeds on a Spun Patch, much like the Spunflower Head. Note this applies only to the full body commerce items (the spun suits, spunling ghost, Spumpkin, Happy & Angry Spunlings costumes) not the reward ones (the tree & the spun-on-a-stick), hence the used car dealer reference. Uncle Spun has nothing against car dealers by the way, used or otherwise.

And so to the Coronations! Uncle Spun is pleased to say that the EU coronation was as busy as ever with Spunlings happily darting this way and that with the Spun Crown. Many heads were graced with the regal prize, too many indeed to mention all, elijahbuttons and trutje90 bore it more than once and although JohnPlayer67, xXLykoXx, MEGA_SACKBOY_30 and Suriel1981 all laid claim at points APPIE1615 was once more crowned Spun Majesty with 19, 696 Spun Points! All Hail! Uncle Spun must also mention the ever gallant sam_reynolds01, who also took charge of the crown briefly and had what one suspects was a rather large score, and lola_25 our incumbent majesty of the time who watched on in the pleasing form of a cat.

Apologies to any in NA who were as confused as Uncle Spun by daylight savings, there will no doubt be more confusion next week as those pesky daylight savings come thrust themselves upon us in the UK, but afterwards our times should be consistent until autumn shows it's dreary face again. Anyway, yes NA, the contest got off to a sharp start, lilmonstersmiler and dxkills16 got a brief shot in a contest otherwise dominated by the mighty StealingHearts. This took place against a backdrop even more Spun than usual as a convention of rodents had seemingly gathered to discuss matters of great import in the centre of Spunland! Callooh Callay! Spun Congratullations to Majesty StealingHearts, who for the record won with a spuntastic 24, 298 spun points! Uncle Spun hopes that she will forgive the picture he has chosen to use of her 3rd Coronation as it evokes the altercation that took place at the time. There should be no guilt or recrimination at winning more than once, everyone has the same Spun chance, although Akina8373 must be commended for her commitment to fair play (and her altruistic underspun endeavours!) and hopefully lilmostersmiler will accept our deep spun commiserations and wishes for better Spun luck next time! Talking of which...

Next week, the 24th Coronation Contest will take place on Tuesday the 1st of April, as the clocks will have sprung in the UK to BST, the EU contest will be from 8-8.30pm BST, and the NA contest will move back to its usual time of 4 - 4.30 PDT and 7 - 7.30 EDT. We'll stick to these time from then on. That's a Spun promise. See you soon, stay Spun!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Kings of Spun the 22nd & news...

It is with some relief that Uncle Spun can report last night's coronations went somewhat smoother than those of the previous week, although there were some subtle signs of crashes and NA may have been a little quieter than of late as Uncle Spun, despite the best attempts of some fine Spunlings, was not aware of NA daylight savings, meaning he was an hour late in starting the regal proceedings... for this - apologies.

Yes, All Hail our new Kings of Spun, lola_25 our 22nd EU majesty and the majestic Akina8373 now 22nd as well as 13th NA King of Spun!

lola_25 won with a mighty 17,005 spun points, indeed her only real competition seemed to come from Gwaihir161 who managed to possess the Spun Crown for quite some portion of the contest. The EU event was also notable for the length of time that the crown sat spinning on its spot unclaimed, there were three entire Spun Harvests without a King as almost all spunlings seemed to be in the sky harvesting Spun Atoms.

Akina8373's win in NA was an indisputable one. Those others who managed to lay claim to the crown did so but fleetingly, to the extent that Uncle Spun had not the chance to record their names! Save for smokingpistol, who sadly, but with good grace bowed out of the contest early, leaving Akina8373 and her mighty 18,077 spun points unchallenged.

Before signing off Uncle Spun would like to extend our thanks to the whole YPSH community for the Honourable Mention Best Home Space of 2013! We are most pleased and honoured! It will help spur us on as we begin in earnest today to hunt down the various unspun bugs that crept into the last update. This current bug hunt is likely to take some time, indeed the traumas of last week produced the suggestion that perhaps we should postpone the Coronations until a fix is live, but we have decided to carry on regardless - just be warned dear spunlings, that Coronations will be subject to the random whims of the crash void until then...

Next week (tuesday 25th March), daylight savings having been understood the times of the Coronation will be EU: 8- 8.30pm GMT, NA: PDT 5 - 5.30pm / EDT 8 - 8.30pm. Stay Spun!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Kings of Spun the 21st!

Spun Salutations dear reader, Uncle Spun here to announce and congratulate the 21st Kings of Spun, and offer his most profuse apologies for the chaotic unspun crashes of Spunland last night. Yes, All Hail Imhokh, 13th and now also 21st EU King of Spun, and lilslurpg 21st NA majesty!

The Coronation event in the EU was a most traumatic affair, no sooner had the contest begun than the first crash came crushing down, casting poor Uncle Spun to the void. Our valiant competitors however seemed unperturbed and continued their quest for the Spun Crown. The contest was mostly between APPIE1615 and Imhokh, with the occasional sortie by sam_renolds01 and JohnPlayer67. Then, just as Uncle Spun waited to fulfill his weekly duty, with APPIE1615 and Imhokh poised patiently in front of the Spun pipe for the momentous final respawn of the match - CRASH! Once more Uncle Spun was sent spinning around like so many bad bits. Upon his return the crown was finally awarded to Imhokh, leaving Uncle Spun with nothing but apologies to offer APPIE1615, knowing that it was a close fought match.

In North America all things Spun started out well enough. The earlier part of the contest was dominated by smackerman and LIL_PILL_HATER_ although lilmonstersmiler got her hands on the crown too... Then quite suddenly more than half of those competing vanished all at once. Although Uncle Spun found nothing untoward in his own experience of Spunland it was clear that another almighty crash had done for most of the Spunlings. Ah to be left in a Spunland bereft of Spunlings and full of crash guilt is not a thing to be wished upon one's worst enemies. Were it not for the friendliness and kind words of lilslurpg, our newest Spun Majesty, Uncle Spun may have found it too hard to commit these events to the annals of Spun...

And so, for the last time today Uncle Spun must apologize and can honestly promise that the Spun Engineers will be working round the clock from tomorrow to amend these most unspun of matters.

Next week, the 22nd Kings of Spun will be determined on Tuesday 18th March, 8 - 8.30pm GMT in the EU and 4 - 4.30pm PST & 7 - 7.30 pm EST in NA. Hope to see you there. Stay Spun.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Kings of Spun the 20th!

Spun Salutations Dear Reader! Uncle Spun is here once more to herald the coronation of our latest Kings of Spun. Yes, All hail Krybillao 20th EU King of Spun and smoky500 our latest NA Majesty!

The 20th Coronations were markedly different affairs. Spunland EU was busier than usual, and indeed the site of one of the most hotly contested coronations so far! To list even a fraction of the contenders is more than Uncle Spun's pen is capable on this fine morning! Indeed, not only was the event keenly contested, but we also saw more Spun Harvests take place than ever before, the contest started with a storm and over the course of 5 harvests the Spun Crown changed heads many, many times. WINTER-SOLDIER96, Hennryke and JohnPlayer67 dominated the struggle but could not deny Krybillao his second Coronation, which was almost undone by the coronation ending on a final harvest and a brief frantic 30 seconds when no one had the crown! One cannot pass on to the NA coronations without mention of the everspun sam_reynolds01, who gliding around as a Spunling ghost quite confused Uncle Spun by wearing his hard won Purple Spun Crown!

The NA Coronation was busy, but not quite so much as the EU and Uncle Spun must confess seemed to be the focus of  some seriously Unspun lag. Several of our valiant contenders seemed to almost teleport from point to point, so fast they moved. There were many contenders, but the most consistent was XSacredBloodX, also, not surprisingly the spunling who moved the fastest. Uncle Spun literally could not keep up, so what chance had other competitors! It was consequently no small surprise when the glamorous smoky500 won the day and was coronated 20th NA Spun Majesty. Of the other spunlings competing BunnyGloom and Private_Night02 held the Spun Crown the greatest number of times. It was clear to Uncle Spun that much was out of sync, and he wonders to what degree others suffered from the same lag as he. It is perhaps fitting that in such fragmented circumstances we should have a new Majesty who was barely aware of the contest, and seemed to win almost as if by accident. Ah the providence of Spun!

Next weeks Coronations will take place on Tuesday the 11th March, 8-8.30pm GMT in the EU, 4-4.30pm PST / 7 - 7.30pm EST in NA. Come along and claim the 21st Spun Crown! Until then, stay Spun!