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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    Default Thru-Hike..the video game! :)

    http://atthruhike.com/

    EDIT: Just to be clear, I did not program this game.
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    Gee, just like real life !!!

    I wonder how many wanna-bee's this will inspire to try.

    Thanks, Mags.
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    Don't try to donate half-way through your thru - you get set back to start.

    Again, Gee - just like real life !!!!
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    AT Thru Hiker - 29 FEB - 03 OCT 2016 2189.1 miles
    Just because my teeth are showing, does NOT mean I'm smiling.
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    Died after 111 miles. Apparently energy going to zero kills you, no option to camp between shelters to get energy back up!
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    PCT 2013, most of AT 2011, rest of AT 2014
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    I just got a stress fracture outside the NOC. I was working my retiree pretty hard. He had also been sprayed by a skunk, incurred massive blisters and been "startled by a chipmunk." Poor chap.
    "Hahk your own hahk." - Ron Haven

    "The world is a book, of which those who do not travel read only a page." - St. Augustine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hiker View Post
    Gee, just like real life !!!

    I wonder how many wanna-bee's this will inspire to try.
    I was thinking the opposite!

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    Apparently this stupid game doesn't realize the amount of badassery I possess.....

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    Hey guys, I'm the developer! Let me know if you have questions or find random bugs like Old Hiker did.

    I'll see if I can sort out that donation problem. I don't want games to end early accidentally...I want you to get norovirus and run out of health!

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    Okay fixed the donation bug. Let me know if you guys run into anything else!

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    I made about 700 miles using my AT hike as a guideline for how I played it. I didn't seem to get the trail angel offering to fluff up my pillow at night option nor the free stays that I was offered on the AT. Without the help I received on the trail the game predicts I would have died in VA. Most likely true I would have died if I didn't get so much help, but yes the AT includes such help for her children, so there we are.

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    I tried to simulate my upcoming hike and I die from windburn. Hopefully it is not an indicator of things to come.

    I sent in a donation, thanks for the fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara View Post
    I tried to simulate my upcoming hike and I die from windburn. Hopefully it is not an indicator of things to come.

    I sent in a donation, thanks for the fun!
    Haha, too funny Sara! I'm sure you'll do great now that you know to keep an eye out for windburn!

    Thanks for the gift! I never figured people would donate money...the game is definitely being received better than I anticipated. It's so exciting to watch the stats and hear people's unique game scenarios!

    For the record, 2 people have now completed the entire trail out of several hundred attempts.

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    I got bit twice by snakes. Then crapped out .3 mi from town.

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    I must protest. Yet again, we Southbounders have been ignored! I desperately need to see if I can make it out of the 100 mile wilderness before I do it for real!

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    Oh sweet, now I don't have to waste my time doing it in June. I am do the whole hike from my computer chair!!

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    I saw a moose just south of Wapiti shelter! (VA)
    A mountain lion! "Do those live here?" Love it.
    Merry 2012 AT blog
    "Not all those who wander are lost."

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    Where do I send to get my AT Completion certificate??

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    I got Norovirus...just like in real life! Instead, in the game I kept hiking and in real life I took a zero haha

    Pretty fun while sitting at work, not working and thinking about hiking.
    Out of step with the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cro-Mag View Post
    I got Norovirus...just like in real life! Instead, in the game I kept hiking and in real life I took a zero haha

    Pretty fun while sitting at work, not working and thinking about hiking.
    That's funny!

    This is fun too. Someone on the 2013 hiking FB page started a thread asking about- Salad Days. (The thread was started the end of Feb) I just saw it sooo.. I responded by saying, I know him from Whiteblaze & here you are! Bam!!

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    vtgorilla, 1706 miles and I died from lyme disease (-40 health), with over $3000 cash and 2 months to go. Are there any other things like that you need to watch out for. I guess the lesson for the game is to do more zeroes.
    The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
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