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Let's Play Episode 2: The Tale of the Gnome

ItalaxItalax Registered User
edited October 2007 in Games and Technology
I started doing the gnome achievement, and thought it would be entertaining to document my adventures with everyone porcelain midget. Watch as we laugh, as we cry and as we learn to love each other in:
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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    How about "This Gnomal Coil?"

    ... dammit.

  • ironsizideironsizide Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    So does anyone assume he talks like the Traveloicty Gnome?

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This thread is awesome.

    And of course he talks like the travelocity gnome, what gnome have you met that doesn't talk like that?

  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    ironsizide wrote: »
    So does anyone assume he talks like the Traveloicty Gnome?

    Are there Gnomes who don't?

  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    What about David the Gnome confirm/deny.

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  • Danny KahunaDanny Kahuna Registered User
    edited October 2007
    That was ace. We need more!

  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited October 2007
    So...the gnome is in that first room?


    FUCK!

    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • SueveSueve Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I don't know which achievement is more obnoxious, that one or the "kill all grubs" one...

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "This garden coil"?

  • TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zek wrote: »
    I don't know which achievement is more obnoxious, that one or the "kill all grubs" one...

    Yeah...I thought I was being meticulous and was fully prepared to get that one. I turned up about 100 short. A hundred. I kept waiting to go into another Ant Lion den near the end, but no.

  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I had about 50 shy of the achievement.

    FUCK YOU, VALVE!

    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Um, don't bother with them then? Seriously why bother with that stuff, I just play the game to have fun. O_o

  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited October 2007
    subedii wrote: »
    Um, don't bother with them then? Seriously why bother with that stuff, I just play the game to have fun. O_o
    I figured it was a goal I could achieve by just playing a bit different then normal. I was still having fun.

    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited October 2007
    i was like 20 grubs short

    twenty

    luckily i think the ones i missed were at the start of the chapter so it shouldn't be that hard

    hopefully

    i was 1 cache short too :(

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I would never think about achievements on the first playthrough,

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  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited October 2007
    august wrote: »
    I would never think about achievements on the first playthrough,

    well it's just i'd rather not do certain parts over again for an achievement

    like i was focusing on getting the Neighborhood Watch one first time because fuck i'm not doing that again

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Who is that chick getting in the way of a few of the Gnome's great shots? She seems kind of suspicious, like she's out to kill the Gnome.

  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Taximes wrote: »
    Zek wrote: »
    I don't know which achievement is more obnoxious, that one or the "kill all grubs" one...

    Yeah...I thought I was being meticulous and was fully prepared to get that one. I turned up about 100 short. A hundred. I kept waiting to go into another Ant Lion den near the end, but no.

    Man, how did you pull that off? You can see that many without even looking.

    I ended up 2 short D:

  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Is it just killing the grubs, or do you have to collect the yellow health things they drop too?

  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Smasher wrote: »
    Is it just killing the grubs, or do you have to collect the yellow health things they drop too?

    killing

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  • CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    If you want to do the Gnome acheivement, does it mean that you can't use the car? Or is there somewhere on the car where the Gnome can be safely stowed?

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  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Centipeed wrote: »
    If you want to do the Gnome acheivement, does it mean that you can't use the car? Or is there somewhere on the car where the Gnome can be safely stowed?

    i'd imagine all you have to do is put him in between the seats

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  • SzechuanSzechuan Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    subedii wrote: »
    "This garden coil"?

    This Garden Soil?

  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Centipeed wrote: »
    If you want to do the Gnome acheivement, does it mean that you can't use the car? Or is there somewhere on the car where the Gnome can be safely stowed?

    i'd imagine all you have to do is put him in between the seats

    This works much more poorly than one would expect. Neither you nor Alex block him when you're in the car, so he just careens out the side at anything more than the slightest turns.

    You can use the car, and I believe it's virtually necessary in order to get past the helicopter after
    Spoiler:
    but that doesn't mean it's easy.

  • ItalaxItalax Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Fuck the Antlion tunnels. This is going to be the most boring update, as I had to leave the Gnome behind for most of it. (You can't sprint and that Antlion Guardian is FAST). Easily my least favourite section.

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  • RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Does this gnome act as a nice object for physical kills ? Or is he REALLY useless ?

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    RoundBoy wrote: »
    Does this gnome act as a nice object for physical kills ? Or is he REALLY useless ?

    He offers sage council.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Italax wrote: »
    Fuck the Antlion tunnels. This is going to be the most boring update, as I had to leave the Gnome behind for most of it. (You can't sprint and that Antlion Guardian is FAST). Easily my least favourite section.
    Spoiler:

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    He's good against headcrabs but against larger foes he doesn't do much, if anything at all.

  • RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I knew i needed to kill antlion spawn .. i shot at them.. i searched them out.. i 'naded tunnels starship troopers style.

    And i still missed 13

    After all that, there is no way I am doing the gnome. Maybe if TF2 gets boring or something. Which would be never.

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Is there even a real point behind these achivements? They don't seem to be displayed or used like on xbox live..
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    I never asked for this!
  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    august wrote: »
    RoundBoy wrote: »
    Does this gnome act as a nice object for physical kills ? Or is he REALLY useless ?

    He offers sage council.

    As well as excellent travelling advice.

  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Is there even a real point behind these achivements? They don't seem to be displayed or used like on xbox live..
    Spoiler:

    They pop up and they're on your community page.

    EDIT: Why the sam shit did you put a spoiler tag there?

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    august wrote: »
    RoundBoy wrote: »
    Does this gnome act as a nice object for physical kills ? Or is he REALLY useless ?

    He offers sage council.

    As well as excellent travelling advice.

    and will likely put a smile on your lonely dad's face

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