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maroule
03-01-2008, 11:42:11
http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq/


Fun game!

Final Score: 462,834
Final Level: 11
Travel IQ: 121


On first try. The Pacific Islands fucked my score, Africa boosted it.
The klicking is ackward (even if you know the exact spot, you don't get better than 50km)

C.G.B. Spender
03-01-2008, 11:55:07
Well, I had a 2 km hit on San Marino. Then I got a phone call and had to stop. I hate work

Debaser
03-01-2008, 11:56:49
That's hard. Didn't get past level 6.

Funko
03-01-2008, 12:01:33
Level 10, 109.

maroule
03-01-2008, 12:20:11
I replayed it, some stuff is really hard on higher levels (like a Norway Island in the center of the south Atlantic Ocean!)

You can significantly improve your score by replaying, some countries come back a lot and once you know precisely where they are, you hit them several times by tests (Mauritius, Jamaica, Palau)

C.G.B. Spender
03-01-2008, 12:57:47
Jamaica is easy when you played Pirates! before

MoSe
03-01-2008, 13:07:54
humph!

it's rather hard to be precise at 1280 resolution! and it also slows your time if you try to go for a bit mous placement precision....

i'll switch to 800 and retry!

:)

MoSe
03-01-2008, 13:09:12
UGH! I'm screensick now!

:vom:

C.G.B. Spender
03-01-2008, 13:19:03
I got 1400x1050 on a tiny ThinkPad screen. Hehehe. HEHEHEHE!

MoSe
03-01-2008, 13:28:14
52188 on Level 11 (55000 needed to progress to 12...)

Final: 490,762
Lev 11
IQ 124

some places on the map are still rather small even at 800x600, some cities I perfectly know where they are but need couple seconds to examine the map and recognise them

so tiny that I confused Syria with Jordan and Cyprus with Crete for instance...

C.G.B. Spender
03-01-2008, 13:42:03
Wanker

MoSe
03-01-2008, 13:48:58
499,650
11
125

but stopped at 46k-ish on lev11

polinesian islands are bastards, as a 5000 km miss should still be a fair guess but gives you 0p, while with Togo and Benin you might get the wrong nation but still score 5000 as they're so narrow...

MoSe
03-01-2008, 13:49:34
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Wanker

Wankdorf?
Basel! or Bern???

MoSe
03-01-2008, 14:12:34
"Hey, are you still here?"

585,660
12 (>62k on this last level, completed too)
IQ: 134

:smoke:

can get back to 1280 now

MoSe
03-01-2008, 14:36:12
572,510
12 (not completed, or I'd have set another record)
133

at higher resolution too
:D

took this again at the end of aal the other challenges
583771
12
134

close to my record

Lurker the Second
03-01-2008, 17:20:07
I did this awhile ago and managed to get to the final stage, which is insane. You have to know what a bunch of places used to be called. I was horrible at that. ("This is Earth, you know.")

maroule
04-01-2008, 09:23:05
managed 134 after quite a few attempts, I put it as an application on Facebook, and discovered about 10 of my friends/contacts had already played that game (best one is at 135)

Mr. Bas
04-01-2008, 09:34:02
I did this before at facebook as well... I just got a final score of 614.319 and a traveler IQ of 137. It really helps to have a few more tries, especially for cities and islands in Australia, Russia and Oceania.

maroule
04-01-2008, 11:03:16
yes
I get fucked on Canada and India a lot too
thank god there is Africa and central europe

Funko
04-01-2008, 11:05:00
Oh yeah, fucking Canada. Who gives a shit where their cities are? I'm pretty good on the US and India though.

Funko
04-01-2008, 11:05:31
Oh and Australia, I know they are all on the coast....

C.G.B. Spender
04-01-2008, 11:12:59
I always though Australia was the english word for Canada ?!?

Funko
04-01-2008, 11:16:29
One's a big empty country full of people who speak funny and... oh, I see.

MoSe
04-01-2008, 11:40:32
I tried the Europe Only challenge (links at the bottom of the map), and I found it much more difficult, as at some levels they only give you the name of some obscure town without the country.
I managed to get just 16 km from some Hay-on-wye place I had never heard before!

completed all 8 levels
(points are lower)
112,611
8
126

___

first got better...

111,113
7
125

MoSe
04-01-2008, 12:00:23
1st attempt on US challenge

65,904
6/8 (10400/13000, 10 locations)
105

2nd attempt
73,665
6
109
c'mon, 0 pts for a 500ish km miss at lev 6...!


74304-6-109
76771-6-110

King_Ghidra
04-01-2008, 12:10:39
Originally posted by maroule

I get fucked on Canada

hmm yeah a 3000+km miss on vancouver didn't help my effort

C.G.B. Spender
04-01-2008, 12:10:53
Bamberg is a famus place??!!

MoSe
04-01-2008, 12:14:41
yeah! I was there once!


___

...soo..... it's a faMoSe place


:cute:

C.G.B. Spender
04-01-2008, 12:17:02
Did you like it?

MoSe
04-01-2008, 12:32:21
I was 17, I can't recall....
I was studying german in summer in Wurzburg, and we went on a day trip
I remeber old buildings, bridges, eating wurst and chips on the street, drinking beer, making out with a french girl on the way back on the bus backseat

oh, but you didn't really want to know, do you?
:D

C.G.B. Spender
04-01-2008, 12:33:35
That's a far better reply than I hoped for

MoSe
04-01-2008, 12:35:07
Originally posted by maroule
yes
I get fucked on Canada
and India a lot too
thank god there is Africa and central europe

I guess you mean Canada in the world quiz.
I tried Canada Only, and got fucked at level 2!
:lol:
got only 145 points short of completing it..
30113-85
31169-86

3rd time lucky
47142-3-89
level 3 is ONTARIO ONLY ! :lol:

MoSe
04-01-2008, 12:50:01
On with North America:

65669 - 6 - 111 (failed the Caribbean section, all those islets...)
50769 - 5 - 103
65255 - 6 - 111
62077 - 5 - 109

C.G.B. Spender
04-01-2008, 12:50:41
Play Pirates!, damnit

Funko
04-01-2008, 12:51:52
Yeah, I'm good at the caribbean 'cause of Pirates!. :beer:

Venom
04-01-2008, 13:04:17
Africa destroyed me.

Level 10
IQ: 113
383,571

MoSe
04-01-2008, 13:15:26
I got Africa Only now

338729
lev 7/9 (failed, got only half of required points, randomly guessing at 10 "famous places"...)
IQ 118

got worse...
289163-6-111
298074-6-112

then better...
351191-7-120

MoSe
04-01-2008, 13:43:44
South America

582088 - 10/12 - 112
level 10 is town names without nation, classified "Very Hard" and righly so as in S.America they're all in Spanish!!!!

retry
528970-10-107

enough

Fistandantilus
04-01-2008, 15:22:41
I got Fenway Park, USA as one of the questions at level 2.

The creator of this game is a genius :D

King_Ghidra
04-01-2008, 16:14:56
Any place where MoSe made out with a girl deserves to be called famous alright

MoSe
04-01-2008, 16:17:24
Asia, at first shot:

809056-12-123 (got to last level but didn't pass it, 78k/100k pts)

Oceania (9 lev.)
237513-8-101
325087-8-113
315382-8-112

MoSe
04-01-2008, 16:57:34
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Any place where MoSe made out with a girl deserves to be called famous alright

- The Roman Amphitheater in Tarragona, Spain
- inside a small church near Cluny, France
- on a ship from Genua to Barcelona
- on various trains across europe
- on a trek on some mountain pass in northern Italy
- on some beaches in greek islands (Ios and Paros)
- alas NOT in Sardinia....

- ... many many other more ordinary locations, the problem is, it was such a looong time ago....

:cute:

PS: what about those where I might have made out with a guy instead?
;)

MoSe
04-01-2008, 17:11:24
World, Capitals Only
400506-7-127 (fell on the Caribe again short by few hundred points, 0 points for a 300km miss!!!)

391571-7-125 avast! :bash:

finally!
436852
8
131

FLAGS
187419
5 (failed asian hard level, all those former USSR republics...)
103

MoSe
04-01-2008, 18:17:21
Summary
IQ/lev/points

134/12/585660 WORLD
131/8/436852 World CAPITALS
126/8/112611 EUROPE
123/12/809056 ASIA @ first shot!
120/7/351191 AFRICA
113/8/325087 OCEANIA
112/10/582088 South America
110/6/76771 US
111/6/65669 North America
103/5/187419 World FLAGS
89/3/47142 Canada (3 attempts only)


only maroule and Venom posted details of their World scores, not enough for a CG chart
:D

UPDATE Canada
102/6/115263

UPDATE Europe
132/8/120541

RedFred
05-01-2008, 18:19:48
Funny - Canada seemed pretty easy to me. ;)

Africa and Brazil brought me down quite a bit. Only tried once and only made it to level 10.

Chris
06-01-2008, 03:15:39
458,232

Lv 11

IQ 121

On first and only try

lightblue
06-01-2008, 09:18:29
World:

464,515
11
121

Only done it once though. The Pacific and Indian Ocean Islands tricked me up. And I am not great at sub-saharan africa (mixing up zambia and botswana etc)

Chris
06-01-2008, 22:30:46
482,879

Lv 11

IQ 123

Kitsuki
06-01-2008, 23:07:47
Fun game.

First attempt - lvl 6, 184876 points. 133 points off progressing... :(

C.G.B. Spender
07-01-2008, 09:52:26
Mose gets extra 500000 obsession points

MoSe
07-01-2008, 12:06:59
when I was in 3rd or 4th grade, I spent a lot of time playing "capitals" with my geek desk neighbor, instead of heeding the teacher.

I remember how after all the "visible" states ones became too easy, we went perusing our grandads' old altlases, looking for tiny islets and controversial lilliput kingdoms to baffle the opponent

I still recall for instance Sikkim capital, Gangtok.
The small kingdom (barely bigger than Delaware State) got *later* annexed to India in 1975, when the 2 "capital geeks" had already parted their academic careers and were in 8th grade....
:cute:

maroule
07-01-2008, 13:04:24
:lol: nice one

Resource Consumer
07-01-2008, 16:25:48
L10, IQ 113

MoSe
07-01-2008, 16:46:02
UPDATE: WORLD

135 / 12 / 597817

136 / 12 / 603039

137 / 12 / 616066

MoSe
22-01-2008, 12:53:39
137 / 12 / 620803

Beta1
22-01-2008, 19:56:58
on facebook I'm stuck at IQ 122. Annoyingly the colleague who sent it to me got 123...

maroule
23-01-2008, 08:32:07
same here, I had the game several time to boost my score to 135, and an old friend at unif apparently trained even more to get to 136... and taunted me after that... prick...

C.G.B. Spender
23-01-2008, 08:42:00
I am a consultant now. IQ is not relevant anymore.