Grim’s Haunted Carnival: Accuracy Happy Hours

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The gates to Grim’s Haunted Carnival have creaked open, and as the entrance yawns before you, a plethora of strange, spine-tingling sights & smells loom beyond. There are so many rides to try out that it almost seems overwhelming, and all the food vendors are hawking such delicious items that your mouth has started to water already. It might be best to start off by simply walking around a bit for a lay of the land.

As you begin moseying, the first place you find yourself is the midway, where all the games and sideshow performances are clustered together in a long strip. With all the flashing lights and dizzying spectacles, it feels like you’ve walked into Las Vegas, but only if Las Vegas surrounded you with disembodied phantoms, peculiar neuromonsters, and so many other creatures in Grim’s ghoulish retinue. Bizarre though it is, you keep your chin up; you were promised adventure, and most of these carnies are rather friendly. In fact, one’s beckoning to you right now: a neuromonster standing before a booth lined with plastic targets.

“Step right up!” the critter cries. “Grab a squirt gun, hit all the targets before time runs out, and win yourself a prize!”

Well, the game doesn’t look too hard, as long as you’re an accurate shot. Let’s give this a go. You’ll have two opportunities to try your luck at blasting those targets into watery oblivion! All times are EDT:

Session 1 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on 10/19
Session 2 – 10:00 PM to midnight on 10/19

Swag (generously sponsored by @susi): Most accurate player completing at least 20 cubes wins 1 t-shirt and 1 sticker sheet! Second and third place each also win sticker sheets.

HQ will bestow typical Happy Hour bonuses for your work during each of those time frames, but there’s more than that to earn!

95% accuracy – Accuracy Grandmaster
90% accuracy – Accuracy Master
80% accuracy – Accuracy Challenger

Extra point bonuses will be added to your baseline Happy Hour earnings, as follows:

1st Place Accuracy – 10,000 point bonus
2nd Place Accuracy – 8,000 point bonus
3rd Place Accuracy – 6,000 point bonus
Anyone else with 95% – 5,000 point bonus
Anyone else with 90% – 3,000 point bonus
Anyone else with 80% – 2,000 point bonus
Under 80% but played at least 20 cubes – 1,000 point bonus

Please remember that these bonuses are non-cumulative; first place accuracy gets a flat 10,000 points, for example.

Mentors: You are still allowed to mentor people during these time windows. Please just use your best judgment as to whether someone is asking you for basic newbie help vs. trying to have you boost their accuracy on cube after cube.

Scythes: Please avoid scything during these time windows. Even though accuracy for this will be retroactively calculated, we would prefer to go with accuracy based on players’ raw tracing. By the time this challenge is scored, don’t worry, admins will have corrected consensus as needed.

Artwork by Daniela Gamba