ESOC Lore Quiz pt. 2

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ESOC Lore Quiz pt. 2

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The Quiz <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

A sequel to Goodspeed's excellent ESOC history quiz, this follow-up quiz features 100 points worth of lore questions to test your knowledge of ESOC.

Some notes:
  • After the quiz you will automatically receive a grade. Ignore this - I will grade the responses manually. Your actual score will most likely be significantly higher
  • This is an ESOC lore quiz, not a Twitch or Discord lore quiz, so questions will focus on lore that you could reasonably determine solely from reading ESOC as opposed to reading Discords or watching Twitch streams. There may be a couple of minor exceptions if I thought the lore was common enough knowledge
  • Point values are admittedly pretty arbitrary. I wanted to make harder questions worth more points, but some were so obscure that I felt bad making them worth more than one or two
  • I expect this one to be fairly difficult. There are no prizes for doing well. If you score more than 90 points on this quiz, that's probably a bad thing
  • Thank you to SirCallen for contributing some question ideas
Scores: viewtopic.php?p=587072#p587072
Answer Key: viewtopic.php?p=587073#p587073
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Re: ESOC Lore Quiz pt. 2

Post by callentournies »

this is hard.
If I were a petal
And plucked, or moth, plucked
From flowers or pollen froth
To wither on a young child’s
Display. Fetch
Me a ribbon, they, all dead
Things scream.
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This quiz is cursed
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Post by LopsidedFluff »

i gave up after 2 questions lol tough for a newbie like me. Nice quiz though
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@callentournies gives the first response and takes the lead with 72/100
@iNcog is next with 37/100, struggling to remember his fellow former staff members
@Mitoe pulls off a solid 45/100, which is substantially more points than he will earn for the Boomers this EPL
@LopsidedFluff gets 3/100, but it's a valiant effort
@dicktator_ comes in second place with 60/100, and some of the answers are interesting enough that I'll need to confer with my senior analyst (so this might go up a couple of points)
@evilcheadar answers two questions and gets them both wrong. 0/100
@kaister starts off strong, but gives up around the short answer section and makes 30/100

Leaderboard

callentournies 72/100
dicktator_ 60/100
Mitoe 45/100
iNcog 37/100
kaister 30/100
LopsidedFluff 3/100
evilcheadar 0/100
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Re: ESOC Lore Quiz pt. 2

Post by Challenger_Marco »

Hard one tbh needs a lot of memory & remembrance
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The team member questions are impossible. I cannot even tell the teams apart

The rest was pretty fun though. Thank you!

EDIT: Oh no! I just remembered the answer to the EPL question. I had the right idea and still got it completely wrong. DAMMIT!
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Quite complex, fun, and some answers were right but he gave them wrong :smile:
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Post by iNcog »

I think I was active and inactive too often to get a good score. I wouldn't mind an answer key at some point. My biggest failure is not knowing mitoe's usernames origin story. As a self proclaimed #1 mitoe fan, I think I have fallen behind bruh
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iNcog wrote:
26 May 2023, 15:40
I think I was active and inactive too often to get a good score. I wouldn't mind an answer key at some point. My biggest failure is not knowing mitoe's usernames origin story. As a self proclaimed #1 mitoe fan, I think I have fallen behind bruh
That is sad because it is probably the most wholesome thing on the entire forums :love:
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Mitoes name will always be Alaron to me.
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Post by harcha »

good stuff, i underestimate how much time i spend here
POC wrote:Also I most likely know a whole lot more than you.
POC wrote:Also as an objective third party, and near 100% accuracy of giving correct information, I would say my opinions are more reliable than yours.
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Some patch notes:
  • I graded one of Callen's answers incorrectly (he spelled my name wrong, which hurts just a little bit), so his score goes from 72 to 71
  • Cometk pointed out that there are four valid answers to the tournament winners question. I wrote it with the intent of there being only three, but a reasonable argument can be made that a fourth player qualifies. The way I'll grade this is that identifying any three out of four will get the full three points. If you correctly get all four (nobody has done so yet), you'll still get only three points, sorry. I've amended peoples scores to reflect this new grading.
  • The Dutch Media Team clan question is under review
Additional scores:
  • @Oliveza 32/100
  • @Challenger_Marco 51/100
  • @aligator92 43/100
  • @Hazza54321 53/100
  • @Cometk takes the lead with 73/100
  • @somp 28/100
  • @Don Nameless 24/100
  • <blank> 21/100. You left your name blank so I can't tag you, but I wouldn't be surprised if you want to remain anonymous with this kind of score
  • @moonshine 27/100
  • @gibson 56/100
  • @Lukas_L99 57/100
  • @Jerimuno 32/100
  • @minimoult21 38/100
  • @Guigs 39/100
  • @duolckrad 69/100 This isn't actually me, identity theft is not a joke! If you want to have another username associated with this then message me. Also you got the first question wrong.
  • @gagootz 20/100 We're gonna need to work on this one
  • @harcha 25/100
  • @jesus3 51/100
  • @Riotcoke 38/100
  • @Aizamk 40/100
  • @Patrick20872 41/100
  • @Goodspeed 24/100 which is public shame-worthy levels of bad from the previous quiz maker. How do you get the NWC winner question wrong, were you playing Go the entire time the finals were going on?
  • @tedere12 47/100
  • @thebritish 63/100
  • @yemshi 25/100
  • @animusvox 16/100
  • piroshiki 18/100

    Leaderboard:

    Cometk 73/100
    SirCallen 71/100
    "duolckrad" 69/100
    thebritish 63/100
    dictator_ 60/100
    Lukas_L99 57/100
    gibson 56/100
    Hazza54321 53/100
    Challenger_Marco 51/100
    jesus3 51/100
    tedere12 47/100
    Mitoe 45/100
    aligator92 43/100
    Patrick20872 41/100
    Guigs 39/100
    incog 38/100
    minimoult21 38/100
    Riotcoke 38/100
    Oliveza 32/100
    Jerimuno 32/100
    kaister 30/100
    SomppuKunkku 28/100
    moonshine 27/100
    harcha 25/100
    yemshi 25/100
    Don Nameless 24/100
    Goodspeed 24/100
    <blank> 21/100
    gagootz 20/100
    "piroshiki" 18/100
    animusvox 16/100
    LopsidedFluff 3/100
    evilcheadar 0/100
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im satisfied with my performance here for being there since DE more or less ^^
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Vinyanyérë wrote:
28 May 2023, 07:09
[*] @Goodspeed 24/100 which is public shame-worthy levels of bad from the previous quiz maker. How do you get the NWC winner question wrong, were you playing Go the entire time the finals were going
Perfect storm for me. My abysmal long-term memory prevents me from remembering stuff I once knew, and more recent AoE3 history is a complete unknown (I don't own DE and the last time I watched an AoE3 stream is at least 3 years ago). Combine those factors, and there's not much hope.

I couldn't even remember the second NWC finalist lol
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Goodspeed wrote:
28 May 2023, 11:49
Vinyanyérë wrote:
28 May 2023, 07:09
[*] @Goodspeed 24/100 which is public shame-worthy levels of bad from the previous quiz maker. How do you get the NWC winner question wrong, were you playing Go the entire time the finals were going
Perfect storm for me. My abysmal long-term memory prevents me from remembering stuff I once knew, and more recent AoE3 history is a complete unknown (I don't own DE and the last time I watched an AoE3 stream is at least 3 years ago). Combine those factors, and there's not much hope.

I couldn't even remember the second NWC finalist lol
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I just hope DE is not going to implement all of the EP changes. Right now it is a big clusterfuck.
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I cant believe @thebritish came back from his 4 year hiatus to take the quiz
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when will we get the exam review and the sample solution?
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Which of these rule modifications HAS NOT been used in an ESOC tournament?
Tricky question or?
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I guessed maps without hunts, because that would just be a terrible rule and I trusted ESOC's judgment
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My point is that iirc all 4 rules were used. Either that or two of the options are deceiving because one is partially true and the other one was has been used in showmatches but not tourney. Hence the tricky question
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i think its the partially true one, but id love to see a solution to the other answers as well
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I was not thinking of that answer actually, so even more tricky ahah
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Goodspeed wrote:
28 May 2023, 15:27
I guessed maps without hunts, because that would just be a terrible rule and I trusted ESOC's judgment
Starvation tourney was fun, but idk if I'd play it again. IIRC the only viable civs were Japan, Dutch, and Iro - because Iro is always viable.

Edit: India was barely playable too.
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Post by Jerimuno »

Lakota, Sioux back then, was viable too due to deer and bison shipments iirc, but seeing all those rulesets next to each other sure reminded us of how many different tourneys and formats there were, really cool

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