Silly human adults.
They busy themselves with work, groceries, and Modern
Family. Every now and then they look up to check on you
in your eternal hibernation in the the cluttered space
you call a room but every now and then, they need your
help and that's when the tide turns in favor of every
self-respecting geek. Yes, Mom...you may pay the bills
but I set up the remote control, the DVD player, the Wii
(really, you can't even register the remote??) Now and
then, your techno brilliance shines on the home front
and it's important to take advantage of these rare
opportunities. Our IP Address protection perk is salute
to the fleeting yet satisfying accolades you get when
the bridge between the non-technical and your
Singularity Is Near world is navigated by your infinite
prowess. Let's check out the IP Address protection mod
and how it just might save you in the Fantasy Geek game.
Let's set the stage
first. Your mother ship...um...computer is all viraled
out. It's looks like your late night surfing of bipedal
robot parts picked up some hitchhikers that even your
comp skills can't handle. Bad news since you have a
date tonight. By date, we mean all night WOW campaign
to the Trident Witch's lair with Yoshi from Japan.
You're comp's not up to the task of some serious gaming
with orcs, trolls, and the occasional reference to Katy
Perry in a land of fantasy and mysticism. In walks
mom. She NEVER comes into your room. Must be serious.
Umm...Horace...can you help me with my computer. I
can't get internet. The pieces connect and you see a
way out. "Sure mom. If I can get it going, can I use
your computer tonight for....a book report". She know
that's a line of crap but she also knows that Land's End
is having a sale online so you have her. "Okay...but
not too late". You race downstairs. Fire up the
laptop and a couple of excessively hard pecks at the
keyboard later. Boom. You solve it. Simple little IP
address re-register from the router to the wireless.
Cisco's sooooooo simple. Looks like Yoshi's going to
meet the sharp side of your chromaly ax tonight!
First, what is a
protection perk and an even better question is what is a
perk to begin with? Perks in the fantasy geek game are
elements that can be applied to improve your chances of
winning by augmenting or protecting your fantasy geek
players. Some of the perks work by increasing certain
scores while the protection perks operate quite
differently. They are designed to protect your geek
players from attacks by game opponents and their
so-called traps. Let's get into the specifics of the IP
Address perk. The protection perks work only when
triggered by another perk or trap. In the case of the
IP Address, it's a protection against the Contagion
trap. The Contagion trap attacks the Gaming category
for a given victim, I mean fantasy geek player. If the
Contagion trap is applied on one of your geek players,
the player's Gaming category score will drop by 4
points. If you, however, applied the protection perk IP
Address to that player in advance, it will cancel out
the trap and almost more importantly, the trap sender
(or rest of the board for that matter) will not see it
so they will have wasted a perk/trap selection since you
only have so many you're allowed to place each week.
There's nothing more satisfying than negating the trap
selection of an opponent. SORRY!! It's the geek
equivalent to get that out of my kitchen!
Use your protection
mods wisely. Also, if no one attacks that specific
player and category, the perk doesn't help you much.
Strategically, it's best to use it on categories that
are highly contested which you plan on taking.