Well, Silvermajra, the service is free so long as you only run instance at a time. EC2 will continue to provide the excellent ping to TNT's servers, as long as it is situated on the East Coast, even with the changes in the Attic. Therefore, you should you continue using it. However, be aware that Abrosia has not been updated to the new attic yet.
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Posted by 201211 on 04 August 2013 - 06:32 PM
It's a general trend, one that I believe can be vouched for by both statistics and scientific study. Of course, you will have outliers and exceptions. But people who've endured abuse/trauma as a child are much more likely to turn into troubled adults themselves. I agree with Syntax. Childhood plays a crucial role in shaping a person's morals, ethics, character, personality, etc. I would go so far as to say a childhood defines that person, and can explain their actions, their beliefs, their reactions to certain situations, etc.
I think there are generally two ways children react to abuse. The first case is when the child understands what is normal. The child knows that the abuse is wrong, that the parent is in the wrong for doing whatever they are doing. The child will probably experience hatred, which he/she will keep deep in their heart and harbor resentment to their parents long after they grow up. This kind of child, despite living in a substandard environment, whether because of outside influences or what, knows what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, even as the child goes through a troubled childhood, he/she can vow to himself "never to be like his parents."
That's case A. More commonly though, we see cases where the kid just never understands what is "normal." The child is essentially isolated from the outside world, from "normal people", basically raised in a substandard childhood with no absolute way to discern what is right, what is wrong, more importantly, what life *should* be like. In this case, the kid will take after the parent, as there is no alternative to take after. Contrary to logic, the child will not harbor any resentment to the adult or authority figure because that child has been raised believing all along that being abused was "normal." In the most severe of cases, where the parent is absolutely abusive, and the kid is continually abused, the child will completely lack any understanding of how children, people, spouses, etc. are supposed to be treated. Here's where you tend to see severely troubled people, where you get psychopaths, where you get people with no empathy, no sympathy, etc.
In most cases, though, parents will just neglect the child, and so the child grows up to be a bum who was never disciplined as a kid.
The key difference in between these two types of children is exposure to the outside world. Does the kid know what a happy family feels like? Does the kid have the opportunity to explore, in school, how other families are like, etc.? If the kid has trouble communicating socially, which is highly likely among substandard childhoods, then the kid could very well live his entire elementary school life without knowing "normalcy."
Well, I've had my fair share of experience with a crappy childhood. And in my experiences, a childhood is a kind of past that you sometimes just can't run away from. It'll get to you. Most people with substandard childhoods, will turn into substandard people. It's just because they had that big of a setback they had to overcome just to get even with people who had normal lives. If you compare life to a race, it's basically like being set fifty meters behind the starting line. It's not that you can't win. It's that you're just going have to run 50 meters just to break even, and then you've still got the rest of the track to finish.
Wellp, I'm rambling. Just my two cents.
Posted by 201211 on 09 July 2013 - 03:43 PM
You start off with 2.5K.
The key here is patience. You're not going to get rich instantly, and that's actually a good thing. Getting to a million within a week will probably attract TNT's attention, and that's not a good thing.
With 2.5K, I'd suggest you start playing some easy flash games to build up your income to 10K. With dailies, and easy sponsor games, you can usually get 10K within your first day. With 10K, you can start ABing at the igloo with low profit margin, preferably lower than 5K.
This is the benchmark. You should be able to start ABing at the igloo on the first day. Since igloo items are so cheap (<1K usually), you'll be able to max out your items at the igloo without losing too much of the original 10K you had starting out the day. Use the remaining money to open up a shop, make it a pretty, and sell the items you stocked at the Igloo for a profit. The next day, provided that you set your profit margin at the igloo higher than 3K, you should have at least 10K sitting comfortably in your till, as Igloo items sell pretty quickly.
Now, as long as you have 10K on hand, you have enough to start doing employment jobs. If you max out five employment jobs a day, you can usually earn 10K profit as long as you go for the jobs that give you at least 5K return.
I have no experience with habitarium, so I can't offer any advice there. From here on, it's rinse and repeat. Dailies, employment jobs, igloo, shop pricing, next day, etc. You can probably make 50K within a week, and then you're off to the main shops.
Good luck pal. Key's patience. While your doing igloo abing, go outside, stretch, do something fun. You can, as xWa said, set your profit margin to 10K for igloo, but that'll take a long time to max out, and abing for a long time, even in the Igloo, will set off TNT's flags.
Posted by 201211 on 08 July 2013 - 10:27 PM
yeah i mean most of the time there were 10-18 items in any of the various shops, that was only when i checked
i'm probably just being impatient i guess, i just thought it was odd that i didn't even miss any items in the mains, went to the igloo and got 3 items in like 2 minutes though.
No, for two hours, you should at least be getting misses...
Spaceman, I PMed you a list to use. Try using that and see if you're still missing everything.
Posted by 201211 on 06 July 2013 - 06:45 PM
edit: hmmm... anyone have an idea of the freeze rates for AAA buying under 300ms?
Previously, it was very safe to AB in the attic, as TNT didn't monitor it. Now that the cat's out of the bag, more and more people will start using EC2. Eventually, TNT will have to do something about it. Therefore, I'd say the chance of being frozen is highly likely, because eventually (probably within the next year), EC2's popularity will increase high enough to catch TNT's attention. Most of the guys who enjoyed this system to the fullest have already left/are leaving the attic for good, with their fair share of profits, so, it's kind of every man for himself deal now.
Just AB on a side account.
Posted by 201211 on 06 July 2013 - 05:47 PM
I'm trying to set this up. I am at step 6 of setting up EC2, how exactly do I run program manager so its working on the instance desktop or well.. using the instance that I recently created?
Connect to the instance using the remote desktop shortcut you downloaded in step 5/6. Download the program manager while in remote desktop and run it from there.
Posted by 201211 on 05 July 2013 - 08:42 AM
Okay, glad you managed to get it all working! There can be a bit of difficulty setting up Abrosia's settings, as everybody's internet connection is different. But it'll be worth in the end. Good luck!