This is one of the first issues of the Shadey Fox that I ever wrote, way
back in 1987. A couple of points worth remembering is that Shades was
only on Viewdata and only at 1200/75 then. Also it was possible to carry
more than one powerful weapon at once (ie the ls and the rat), ah those
were the days!!!
The singing pillars weren't around then instead there was a power
station so when the Maintenance store or sewers are mentioned then that
is where they were!
If you see something in brackets in this colour
then that has been added by me now in order to explain
Oh yes and one other thing,As you read through you will see a section on
Peri, now firstly just remember that in those days Peri was a lot
younger and of course was just a mere player like the rest of us and
also there was a personna know as Ford who also apparently
played Peri's character. So alot of the things described may relate to
when Ford was playing it and not Peri, there again they may
As you probably have already noticed there are several nasty killers
hanging around in the Shade,and what I hope to do in this first section
is bring you info on them and to describe their tactics.
The first that we come across is the famous, or infamous, Winseer (this is not the same one as who plays now!).
I could probably devote
the entire issue to him but will just say that he is very good and seems
to be a master of all tactics so in other words dont annoy him!!
Next up is Simonoxii (in those days
people used to have the habit of adding roman numbers on the end of their
name each time they got killed,so this was probably Simono's 12th personna!!).
His main way of killing is to S&S, a method that I
personally find dirty and cowardly (Oooerr,
how my attitude has changed!!). Also watch out for him just after a
reset as if he can get to the rat first he will show no mercy in using
Whilst we are on the subject of S&Sing, I will mention Goz. His usual
method is to find the LS in the sands and then stay there and S&S his
Next we have Snowie, he has perfected the art of fumble and strip and
will use them to gain possession of your weapon and will then turn round
and attack you with it.
Next is Unlickvii, his usual tactics are to summon you and steal your
weapon and then after you have run away he will S&S you!!
A change of styles now with Jessica, she uses the H&S (hunt and
She is very good and watch out for her after a reset with the
Well the main fight of the night was between me and the cowardly
Perialaga (ooerrr were you
really a coward in those days Peri!!!).
logged onto game 2 (ah those were the days more than
one game open!) to
discover that he was up to his normal tricks of generally distrupting
the game (Peri, really??) - see later for more details of him.I went on
and joined in the affray, he promptly attacked me with the rat which I
eventually managed to steal but didnt have time to ret with it..so exit
I returned for another go
but lost again so I brought on Zeon and chased him to the windy path and attacked him.
I stole the rat and retted with it, all looked ok until in true Perialaga style the coward
fled and quit! Still next time...
My one aim of Shades is to try and rid
it of this worthless player (Unlike now where I think you
are the best thing since sliced bread!!) and
I'm sure that there are alot of you that would agree with me (Sure they wouldnt anymore!!)
Death to Perialaga!!!!!
Talking of this lovely player here is my view on him (ooerr dont blot me
Peri..this was 1987!!)
This so called shades player takes great delight in disrupting the game
for everyone else. His usual tactics are to get the rat and brass key
and then wait in the sideline for someone to attack the sprite. He will
then go on and low stam. He will not wait around if he gets into trouble
but will flee and quit and then log back on and be generally abusive.
Well at least some wiz have given him an appropriate suffix...
I received a letter from Mighty regarding my article on Nanjusi
last issue. He says and I quote 'Nanjusi is a wally and hardly ever kills. He swears constantly if he is killed and is an all round
Thanks Mighty..over to you
Beeslebub wrote to me about his method of killing and it seems he has
something against Winseer. Anyway here we go..After a reset he forgets
about T and goes to get the LS. When he has it he types zip win until
he arrives then k win ls,he
follows this with a st sabre win, as he says
that Winseer always carries it! Then he rets with the sabre, this i
presume finishes Winseer off although he didnt tell me if this has ever
worked! Perhaps either Beez or Win could clear that point up! Anyway if
Winseer is not playing he will go for the LS and drown himself in the
sands and then go and pick it up from the maintenance store (Store cave
as it is now). Then he will zip the highest level player that is on and
attack. He says that this has worked quite often and amongst his victims
have been Winseer, Aritifax, Hackenslay, Rampage
Well Tuesday wasnt a very good day for me. Foxy
got noviced twice and
Zeon lost 20K.Foxy first..
She attacked Kickaha with the LS but after a few blows the reset came.
After logging back on she rushed to moats bank where Kickaha was and
thinking that he must have been on low stam, attacked him with her bare
hands, but alas he had got the girl and he won. Anyway I logged back on
to see the message Kickaha has been killed by Whirlwind, who incidently
Foxy had killed earlier.
Much to her joy, Foxy congratulated Whirly and
a new partnership was born. Anyway just goes to show that two girls do
Later that night Kickaha did get his revenge by novicing the both of us,
still thats life in the Shade I suppose..next time Kick..next
Onto Zeon now..He managed to log onto an empty game and was busy
collecting T. He had just done the mansion when he heard the drawbridge
moving, so did a QW and saw that Dupe was on. He found that Dupe was
holding the LS and waiting south of the drawbridge. Zeon had the Sabre
so went to the narrow trail and filled his buffer with 5 st ls dupe, ret
all. He hit return and in it went but arrghhhh to
Zeon's shock the kill
command went in as k upe sabre!!! and so up came the message There is no
such player followed by Dupe
attacks you with the rusty longsword! In go
Zeon's steals, the first 3
had no effect then came up Dupe has stolen
the finely balanced blade from you. Eek Zeon thought. his stamina was
down to 70 and he still had a full up buffer (ahh the joys of
Viewdata!). If he stayed he would have had no chance and there wasnt
time to flee or quit so he did one of Winseers
famous *8117's (A trick
used on Micronet to get out of the game FAST!!!) Zeon logged back on to
find he was now a soothy...well done Dupe..mutter
I decided to revoke my revenge on some unsuspecting Shadists so I went
killed Bodecca, Pipes, Rakkard and Cochise. One thing I will say is
directed towards Rakkard....I wish that you would learn to take being
killed as part of the game and not call your kilers Homo's, Pratts and
the like..hehe talk about bad losers!!
Anyway after this little spurge of killing came my downfall. I went after
Fingers with the sabre but to my suprise he managed to avoid me so I
logged back on later to find that he was in the sewer. I grabbed the axe
and waited for him at the entrance with a Kill fin
axe and a st sabre
fin in the buffer. He arrives, I hit the return key and lo and behold up
comes the dreaded Fingers steals the woosmans axe
followed by You have stolen the finely balanced
blade from fingers the
seer. I typed in ret sabre
but before this goes in up comes Fingers the
seer starts to use the mild unassuming rat!!!....Hi Zeon the Seer!!
Well done Fingers, by this time I was a bit peeved so I thought sod it
and went back in again..sure enough Fingers attacks me with the sabre
and my steals didnt work...Hi Zeon the
I went for a cup of coffee....
Anyway thats it for this time and dont foget the MBX's!!!
Loads of Love and kisses....Foxy
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