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Poll

What do you do if you lose a ZLP ?

Start a new one
10 (37%)
Unleash full fury on whoever is responsible
1 (3.7%)
Continue for the 9's
3 (11.1%)
Nothing
3 (11.1%)
Cry
5 (18.5%)
Eat a cupcake
5 (18.5%)

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ZLP's
« on: October 08, 2012, 01:24:02 PM »
Since there has been discussion about ZLP's generally on scattered topics, I think we should have one just for ZLP's, we can give each other advice, updates, and other stuff ( i hope that this is the first topic like this because i didnt read through all of them :-X)
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 01:35:44 PM »
Mine's in...
A computer once beat me at chess, but as it turns out it was no match for me at kickboxing... ;)

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 01:37:57 PM »
Huh? ???
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 01:39:22 PM »
Sorry for messing up the poll today, i kept changing it,
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 01:39:40 PM »
Huh? ???

My vote, Cube.  On the poll.  Up above... ::)


Edit:  Oh, okay, now the poll is gone...  :o
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 01:42:46 PM »
Yeah.. Sorta new to the poll thing, so I kinda messed it up the first few times :(, but now its good.
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 02:06:43 PM »
 :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 02:16:26 PM »
I see we think alike. (in terms of cupcakes and ZLP's) :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 02:26:16 PM »
I see we think alike. (in terms of cupcakes and ZLP's) :P :P :P :P :P

Yup...  ;D
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 02:34:48 PM »
Well...

Attempt #1: Continued for 9s...and 5,633 wins...and 10,000 wins.
Attempt #2: Was surprisingly calm after losing a 7 million ZLP on my own fault.
Attempt #3: Less than 200K that I don't even remember how I lost it...
Attempt #4: My fault again...wasn't mad but it sure would've been cool to complete a ZLP with only the Hummingbird.
Attempt #5: We'll have to wait and....NO NO I'M COMPLETING IT THIS TIME!

Also, Joom you should move this to the ExciteBots board...

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 02:45:21 PM »
Now you know Joom is going to vote for the cupcake option. :P I voted for start a new one and 9's. I think getting your 9's is important is this game.

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 03:17:37 PM »
Also, Joom you should move this to the ExciteBots board...

You're right, hadn't even noticed.  Done...
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 03:33:51 PM »
Since I have recently lost my ZLP so first, I ate a cupcake. Maybe I ate two cupcakes as I waited for Agent to peel himself off the ceiling.  :P

 Then, I decided I should go for my 9s.  ;D
Lastly, I am in the process of naming my new ZLP. Any ideas anyone??  8)
« Last Edit: October 09, 2012, 03:48:21 PM by SkoolYa »
Take a seat!

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 03:39:17 PM »
CupCake?
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 03:45:33 PM »
AyLooks
TeachYa
SYaZerO
Owonder

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2012, 07:44:14 PM »
How bout..... 0 skool!
Nice and simple.

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2012, 10:04:03 PM »

what are your betting techniques?
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012, 11:03:27 PM »
How bout..... 0 skool!
Nice and simple.

I like this one. It encourages kids to not go to school. ;D Also school is spelt with a k only furthering the rebellious nature of the name. :P

what are your betting techniques?

This can be connected with Airman's thread here. (One that was directed towards the complete ZLPers...BIG AIR, SNOOOOG, JamesSk)

I'll bet in any lobby where I know I will place in the x0 free zones.

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2012, 11:14:17 PM »
Also BIG AIR...

I'm on track to getting my ZLP at 1,828 excite wins. 8) Maybe I'll be the first to get it under 1,800!

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2012, 11:36:11 PM »
Top, when you had 600-650 wins what was your bets won? I'm curious if your beating pakRAT profile.
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2012, 11:44:13 PM »
Um...around 3,400,000 bets won? I'm sitting at 4,047,000 bets won @ 740 wins atm.

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2012, 12:02:08 AM »
So if he has 600-650 wins, and has round 2,500,000 bets won. Your doing better since the same amount of wins and you have more bets won right? I think so.
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2012, 12:08:39 AM »
pakRAT? RATROD's Electrk ZLP has 1,833 wins and 2.48 million...

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2012, 10:52:33 AM »
Also BIG AIR...

I'm on track to getting my ZLP at 1,828 excite wins. 8) Maybe I'll be the first to get it under 1,800!


Good Luck is all I can say. When I got over 7 million, I started getting REALLY concerned about betting. At that point, you have SO much invested. In fact, at one time in remember thinking that 1900 was very doable, ad look where I ended at.


But just in case you DO get it under my wins....
I have already started my next ZLP to secure the "most" ZLPs" EVER!!!!!!  :-*

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2012, 07:57:01 PM »
How long does it take to complete a ZLP?
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2012, 08:03:43 PM »
Some say around 2,000 wins, but I beg to differ. I bet now like I used to and I got my nines by 1600 maybe even 1400. I know No Good got his in under 1400.

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2012, 08:48:31 PM »
I meant time wise, in days, weeks, or months
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2012, 08:58:20 PM »
For a 9s profile...it takes no LESS than 1,000 races...that's if you got a x5 every single race for 1,000 races (which we know isn't likely). It takes no MORE than 4,000 races where a bet is won (x2 or greater).

So ballparking it, let's go with 2,500 races. It defintely can be less or more depending on your luck and carefulness with betting but let's go with 2,500.

Estimating 2:30 a race, the total time would come out to be...around 105 hours. That's a very rough answer.

There's a lot of factors that play into it so I can't really give you anything better. Going with what FLASH was saying...if you started at win 0 and bet every race...you'd be done around 1,500-2,000 wins if you're pulling good scores (which you do).

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2012, 09:37:54 PM »
Top, I don't know if you know this he lost the ElectrK profile. pakRAT is his new one that he's been using. Not lately since he hasn't been around.
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 10:12:58 PM »
I can't say for sure, but it seems like I hit it at around 1,300.  The number 1,295 sticks in my mind.  Hard to say, but I do know I bet 2,500 every race from the first time online, no matter what.

Maybe Top remembers...
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2012, 01:10:55 AM »
Electrk is toasted? It's been on the rankings this whole time and it's no longer a ZLP? Hmm...

Joom - you had 1,527 wins 3 days after getting your 9s.

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2012, 01:20:03 AM »
Joom - you had 1,527 wins 3 days after getting your 9s.

Ah.  Could it have been just one of the 9's but not full 9's?  Don't know why, but 1,300 sticks for something...  ::)
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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2012, 01:23:18 AM »
Maybe. That info might be buried in an old DRR thread on GameFAQs if it was ever discussed.

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2012, 05:41:52 PM »
Airman,

I just want to throw you some advice for your next ZLP because what happened to you in Crystal Nebula was the EXACT same scenario that killed my 7 million ZLP in Gold Guatemala. I was with a veteran named Thelma and a rookie and I tried to farm the course hard so I could win the race over Thelma and get the bigger bonus. Unfortunately things turned against me and I didn't finish the race, losing my bet.

In your situation, we both knew you were going to get either 1st or 2nd...it was a matter of finishing the race. Don't get wrapped up in trying to win the race (that is great to do) but get wrapped in the idea of finishing in the placements where you won't get a x0. You might not have won the race if you stayed on my tail but you would've easily gotten 2nd with even just a score of 400 without really lifting a finger.

Hope that helps in some way. Good luck!

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Re: ZLP's
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2012, 08:21:11 PM »
In your situation, we both knew you were going to get either 1st or 2nd...it was a matter of finishing the race. Don't get wrapped up in trying to win the race (that is great to do) but get wrapped in the idea of finishing in the placements where you won't get a x0. You might not have won the race if you stayed on my tail but you would've easily gotten 2nd with even just a score of 400 without really lifting a finger.

Exactly, when I'm racing you ZLP vs. ZLP against the rookies, I just beeline with them(and you) and finish in 2nd. I'm probably not going to win anyways unless I farm a lot, which would usually equal a DQ. :-X Top, you are very fast at racking up points. I don't see how you do it. ??? I need more horsepower in my farmer roach tractor. ::) :P ;D