Counterglow Forums  

Go Back   Counterglow Forums > General Discussions > Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2008, 11:42:11   #1
maroule
Intermittent du spectacle
 
maroule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
travel IQ game


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)
maroule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 11:55:07   #2
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Well, I had a 2 km hit on San Marino. Then I got a phone call and had to stop. I hate work
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 11:56:49   #3
Debaser
Badass Monkey
 
Debaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: In a tree.
That's hard. Didn't get past level 6.
Debaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 12:01:33   #4
Funko
Pubs Minister
 
Funko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Banned
Level 10, 109.
Funko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 12:20:11   #5
maroule
Intermittent du spectacle
 
maroule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
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)
maroule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 12:57:47   #6
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Jamaica is easy when you played Pirates! before
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 13:07:54   #7
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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!

__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 13:09:12   #8
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
UGH! I'm screensick now!

__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 13:19:03   #9
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
I got 1400x1050 on a tiny ThinkPad screen. Hehehe. HEHEHEHE!
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 13:28:14   #10
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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...
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 13:42:03   #11
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Wanker
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 13:48:58   #12
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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...
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 13:49:34   #13
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
Quote:
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Wanker
Wankdorf?
Basel! or Bern???
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 14:12:34   #14
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
"Hey, are you still here?"

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



can get back to 1280 now
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 14:36:12   #15
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
572,510
12 (not completed, or I'd have set another record)
133

at higher resolution too


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

close to my record
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 18:07:04.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 17:20:07   #16
Lurker the Second
CG Economist & Canadian of the Year
 
Lurker the Second's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Away way off, Across the seas and such, Lies the little flat land, of the Dutch, Dutch, Dutch
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.")
__________________
Lurker: The most dangerous of the basic sea units.
Lurker the Second is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 09:23:05   #17
maroule
Intermittent du spectacle
 
maroule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
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)
maroule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 09:34:02   #18
Mr. Bas
Inde deus abest
 
Mr. Bas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The new white Pele
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.
Mr. Bas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 11:03:16   #19
maroule
Intermittent du spectacle
 
maroule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
yes
I get fucked on Canada and India a lot too
thank god there is Africa and central europe
maroule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 11:05:00   #20
Funko
Pubs Minister
 
Funko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Banned
Oh yeah, fucking Canada. Who gives a shit where their cities are? I'm pretty good on the US and India though.
Funko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 11:05:31   #21
Funko
Pubs Minister
 
Funko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Banned
Oh and Australia, I know they are all on the coast....
Funko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 11:12:59   #22
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
I always though Australia was the english word for Canada ?!?
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 11:16:29   #23
Funko
Pubs Minister
 
Funko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Banned
One's a big empty country full of people who speak funny and... oh, I see.
Funko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 11:40:32   #24
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 11:51:30.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:00:23   #25
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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




__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 12:23:14.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:10:39   #26
King_Ghidra
pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo
 
King_Ghidra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: MORAL HARDCORE CHAMPION
Quote:
Originally posted by maroule

I get fucked on Canada
hmm yeah a 3000+km miss on vancouver didn't help my effort
__________________
i check my hair at the elevator mirror and the highlight of my day when I say hi to a girl who's opposite of the elevator door at my floor. the one i went out with.
after that, it's the same old fucking thing all over again.
-paiktis
King_Ghidra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:10:53   #27
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Bamberg is a famus place??!!
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:14:41   #28
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
yeah! I was there once!


___

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


__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:17:02   #29
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Did you like it?
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:32:21   #30
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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?
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:33:35   #31
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
That's a far better reply than I hoped for
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:35:07   #32
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
Quote:
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!

got only 145 points short of completing it..
30113-85
31169-86

3rd time lucky
47142-3-89
level 3 is ONTARIO ONLY !
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 12:42:06.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:50:01   #33
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
On with North America:

65669 - 6 - 111 (failed the Caribbean section, all those islets...)
50769 - 5 - 103
65255 - 6 - 111
62077 - 5 - 109
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 13:06:19.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:50:41   #34
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Play Pirates!, damnit
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:51:52   #35
Funko
Pubs Minister
 
Funko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Banned
Yeah, I'm good at the caribbean 'cause of Pirates!.
Funko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 13:04:17   #36
Venom
Look out behind you!
 
Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Rudolph's stable
Africa destroyed me.

Level 10
IQ: 113
383,571
__________________
TO MY BALLS!!!!!
or
TO LazyView!!!!

Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 13:15:26   #37
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 13:33:16.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 13:43:44   #38
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 13:52:28.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 15:22:41   #39
Fistandantilus
Registered User
 
Fistandantilus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
I got Fenway Park, USA as one of the questions at level 2.

The creator of this game is a genius
Fistandantilus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 16:14:56   #40
King_Ghidra
pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo
 
King_Ghidra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: MORAL HARDCORE CHAMPION
Any place where MoSe made out with a girl deserves to be called famous alright
__________________
i check my hair at the elevator mirror and the highlight of my day when I say hi to a girl who's opposite of the elevator door at my floor. the one i went out with.
after that, it's the same old fucking thing all over again.
-paiktis
King_Ghidra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 16:17:24   #41
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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


__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 16:43:05.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 16:57:34   #42
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
Quote:
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....



PS: what about those where I might have made out with a guy instead?
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 17:11:24   #43
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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!

finally!
436852
8
131

FLAGS
187419
5 (failed asian hard level, all those former USSR republics...)
103
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 04-01-2008 at 17:44:06.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 18:17:21   #44
MoSe
Cutie of Hearts
 
MoSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: my karma ran over my dogma
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


UPDATE Canada
102/6/115263

UPDATE Europe
132/8/120541
__________________
WHEN A JOKER SWALLOWS, HE DOES IN JEST
RELATIVISM IS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE
ALL TWATS IN THE DARK ARE GAY
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
THIS IS MY LAST POST !!!

Last edited by MoSe; 07-01-2008 at 11:44:41.
MoSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 18:19:48   #45
RedFred
Living life .05 hours at a time
 
RedFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Slowly succumbing to a more powerful culture
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.
RedFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008, 03:15:39   #46
Chris
really doesn't pay attention
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: With the Monkey Pirates
458,232

Lv 11

IQ 121

On first and only try
__________________
Her name is aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008, 09:18:29   #47
lightblue
Cam scum
 
lightblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Here and there
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)
lightblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008, 22:30:46   #48
Chris
really doesn't pay attention
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: With the Monkey Pirates
482,879

Lv 11

IQ 123
__________________
Her name is aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008, 23:07:47   #49
Kitsuki
Mooooo.
 
Kitsuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Limbo
Fun game.

First attempt - lvl 6, 184876 points. 133 points off progressing...
Kitsuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 09:52:26   #50
C.G.B. Spender
Burggespenst Lülü
 
C.G.B. Spender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Mose gets extra 500000 obsession points
C.G.B. Spender is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 18:56:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© Counterglow 2001-2012. All rights reserved.