Wednesday 19 November 2014

Kings of Spunmas

With a sudden blast of snow Spunmas swept in early. The Spunling Ghosts of Spun'oween were banished suddenly as the inky blackness of the spun sky turned a warm red and the land drew on its winter coat of white. One whole month early the season changed. Was it the tumultuous events of autumn which wrought this premature change, or simply some unspun bug in the spinning of the spun?

With winter came the dulling of memory and the slowing of the scribes of Spun. Sleighbells soothed the weary souls like the Spun Doctor's prescription for badly aching teeth, it is time to forget whispered the land of Spun, time to make merry in the face of the long winter night ahead.

The 54th Kings of Spun were crowned in just such circumstances. In a quiet Spunland EU it seemed as though olympiacos4ever would claim the first spun'mas crown, but the changing of the seasons had summoned the veterans of Spun and for simple curiosity of Crowns new, sam_reynolds01 took the title for his own. Across the Great Atlantic the mighty abhraham_us took his due, despite a busy Spunland and even sam_reynoldsUS too.

The 55th EU Coronation was as quiet as it's predecessor. VeiledNeo made her debut in the snow and almost accidentally won, instead xCandyBabex found her head adorned with the Crown at the anointing hour and so became the 55th EU King of Spun - perhaps unknowingly? Spunland NA was thronged with fine contenders and many were the heads to wear the crown, but dxkills16 won the day with an impressive 40,842 Spun Points.

The unexpected season and all the clamoring over the future ensured that few noticed the final pipeline work drawing to completion. The Secret Spunland Crown would spawn at last and other small changes creep into Spunland, or at least would, once Spunmas passed.

And so came to pass the 56th EU coronation. Quiet again and dominated by JohnPlayer67, who for a time must have thought that he would win, but sam_reynolds01 was there to claim the very latest of the crowns. And then again some hours later he re-appeared on the other side of the mighty pond, identical in wearing his lately won Uncle Spun Head. The Spunland which greeted Sam was packed with keen contenders, so much so that this was not the only instance in creation.

Fearsome was the competition as old and new locked horns over the highest Spun prize. Darth-Matt92 was  the surest of them all; gliding, glitching on his skateboard across the snow, he surely held the crown the longest. ReccaWolf put on a proud display and dxkills16 in her Spun'mas tree finery lead spinning Uncle Spun in the dizziest of dances, but sam_reynoldsUS it was who once more claimed the crown, indeed the Secret Crown for the second time that very spun eve. Simultaneously in another Spunland lilmonstersmiler became the 56th NA Majesty of Spun.

And so once more the snow drifts down. Spunmas is set for two whole months, who knows what the New Year may bring? As always the Coronations would continue on a Tuesday...

Spunland EU 9 - 9.30pm GMT, Spunland NA: 4 -4.30pm EST, 6 - 6.30pm CST and 7- 7.30pm EST.

Stay warm & Spun

Monday 3 November 2014

Majesties of Spuno'ween

How creepy and unspun to stand ashivering in the inky blackness without a single soul in Spunland EU as the contest started... Was it the seasonal changing of the clocks, or simply the darkness of the times. Who knows. Then under008 spawned but paid no heed. madmunkid could wait no longer and seized the crown. He breathed a long sigh of relief as others began to pop in one by one, and more-so when hotbunny4life took the crown for her own.  When the first harvest passed she took the crown again and held it for the whole spun cycle.

The second harvest saw madmunkid as Harvest King until hotbunny4life made her claim. sam_reynolds01 more fitting than ever as a Spunling Ghost reminded all of his prescence as he took the crown for a brief jaunt before dropping it with the onset of the next Spun Storm. hotbunny4life swept it back up.

remember06 took the crown of the final harvest, hotbunny4life snatched it back then began a fierce tussle as Benawat grabbed it and hotbunny4life took it back but then Benawat reclaimed! sam_reynolds01, by his own admission stole the crown from Benawat whilst trying to plant a seed, then dropped it to see hotbunny4life make good her moment and be crowned EU Majesty of Spuno'ween!

Spunland NA was quite a different matter. UncleSpun spawned to find neoflags fluttering in the spuno'ween darkness and the contest began with mighty dxkills16, Happy Spunling mascot of neotopia (some say) in possession of the crown as a Spun Storm drew to a close. UncleSpun could not let the crown lay unclaimed and so became first Harvest King of the contest. goddessbunny42 took the regal prize from him and retained it until the end of the Spun Cycle.

The second full cycle saw many heads wear the crown. Serenity777Angel was the first, followed by JamCarOne. Then dxkills16 for the simple spun fun of it took the crown for a time then dropped it. UncleSpun could not resist and grabbed the spurned crown, to lose it for the second time to goddessbunny42. Ren_Echo, master wordsmith of Spun seized it next, with dxkills16 shortly after reminding him who was boss, then lilmonstersmiler made her first play of the match.

The final harvest started and lilmonstersmiler took the fresh spawned crown and held it, to become NA Majesty of Spuno'ween with 23,852 Spun Points!

The 54th Coronation would take place on the 4th of November - when no one knew what to expect of Spunland - would it be Spuno'ween, Spunmas or just plain Spunland? Either way the time was set for 9pm GMT in the EU and 4pm PST/7pm EST in North America!

52nd Kings of Spun

The tumultuous events which took place during the period of The Great Denial clearly took their toll on the cataloging of The Kings of Spun, indeed it seems as though both the 52nd and 53rd coronations were recorded together and there are more than a few hints that perhaps the scribe actually took part in the contest...

Spunland EU, 52nd Coronation. RisingDeath-85- began the contest that he would go on to win. ahmad0321 may have been the first Harvest King, and although madmunkid may have seized the crown next, RisingDeath-85- soon took it back again. Then sam_reynolds01 joined the contest and ran with it until the first storm started whence he dropped the  crown. Marilua_99 was next, followed by MiiSs-Brunette, but RisingDeath-85-regained possession by the cycle's end.

ahmad0321 claimed the Harvest King title again on the second harvest, but the cycle was dominated by the struggle between RisingDeath-85- and Imhokh, with RisingDeath-85- coming out on top, Not to be outdone RisingDeath-85- went straight on to be first with the Crown following the harvest, then Imhokh briefly staked his claim followed by sam_reynolds01, with RisingDeath-85- once again ending the cycle in possession.

The final cycle saw Bicaer take the crown, then madmunkid. MiiSs-Brunette made one last attempt to win, but RisingDeath-85- snatched it away and as the clock struck was crowned 52nd EU King of Spun on 31,225 points.

UncleSpun began the 52nd coronation contest in Spunland NA, ReccaWolf made the first of many good plays to take it second, and even managed to reclaim the crown from sam_reynoldsUS when he claimed his first of the match.

UncleSpun became the first harvest king, WAR-HAWK1973 relieved him of the crown, then goddessbunny42 made her sole successful play of the contest. ReccaWolf grabbed it then lost to sam_reynoldsUS who went on to drop it as the next storm rolled in, leaving ReccaWolf to reclaim it. From the beginning of the next harvest to the end of the cycle's storm ReccaWolf impressively managed to stay in control.

The final harvest began with UncleSpun once more, boofi13 took the crown next with ReccaWolf shortly after, looking for all as though he would win until from out of nowhere (or perhaps that should read Underspun) abhraham_us seized the crown to win with 73,407 Spun points - one of the highest recorded scores ever!

Monday 20 October 2014

The 51st Kings of Spun...

In the time know as 'The Great Denial' there was much confusion. No one knows what scribe took on the grave responsibility of recording the Spunland Coronations during this period, so none can vouch for their veracity. In the 'Annals of Spun', the 51st Coronation is recorded thus:

The dark omen of the spurned Crown hung over Spunland EU; the contest did begin as the harvest blossomed but none took up the crown until it passed, whence monkeyshadow took it and held it firm until the Spun Storm did wither it away to nothing.

Re7e_SqUaLo became the first Harvest King, losing out to monkeyshadow who would have seemed the strongest contender to many, but then sam_reynolds01 decided it was time to warm his ghostly head and did so until he felt the first drops of the Spun Rain when he dropped it, as is his habit. There are those who say that the Spun Crown belongs to Sam, others just borrow it as he sees fit. solidus299 spotted his opportunity and so ended the second cycle in control.

DUB took up the challenge following the second harvest, but soon lost out to NK-NIKKLAS, then solidus299 stepped in again. Rising-Death-85- then entered the contest, proving a tenacious contender; sam_reynolds01 may have taken his crown back, and although monkeyshadow took advantage of Sam's storm drop, it was Rising-Death-85- who ended the cycle and indeed begun its succesor, indeed only he and sam_reynolds01 managed to lay claim during the fourth cycle.

And so it seemed as though Rising-Death-85- would be crowned 51st EU King of Spun, having taken the crown as soon as it spawned for the fourth time he held it until 2 minutes to the coronation moment when Imhokh did suddenly appear and claimed the crown and thus the title for his own with 14,506 Spun Points.

The dark omen of the spurned crown, having no release in the EU carried over to NA. What is there to say of this most unspun historic episode? The coronation started as did its EU sibling during a Spun Harvest, XxDeathFallsxX and goddessbunny42 both looked like serious contenders to the title, when some 20 minutes in a freezing wind rushed through spunland, as though a hole had been torn between here and the Unspun Crash Void. All were petrified, even the Spun Trees became statues and were stilled in their infinite dance.

But the Spunlings were not to be stopped so easily. Some minutes later all gathered again in Spunland, and the 51st Coronation began for the second time... WWEKILLER1989 stood statue like with the Crown as though still afflicted by the void when UncleSpun took the crown and held it for one whole cycle. 

goddessbunny42 took the lead following the second harvest, dxkills16 temporarily ended her regal ambition before lilmonstersmiler snatched the crown away only for goddessbunny42 to take it back and end the cycle victorious.

The final harvest began with lilmonstersmiler as Harvest King, but dxkills16 seized it from her, and it would seem that this were done mostly for fun than ambition as she let out a great scream when she accidentally won, and was crowned 51st NA Majesty of Spun on 18,135 Spun Points...

The 52nd Coronation was set for Tuesday the 21st of October (EU: 9pm BST, NA: 4pm PDT/ 6pm CDT/ 7pm EDT), who knew what would befall the land of Spun on that day?

Sunday 12 October 2014

The One and Only 50th King of Spun!

Pinned to the door of Spunland Mansions a ragged piece of parchment flutters feverishly in the wind, it's crumpled surface covered in spidery hand written text:

The 50th Coronation took place in the period later referred to as 'The Great Denial'. Many expected that a grim pall would suffocate the regal contest, but were proved wrong as events unfolded... Spunland EU was thriving with serious contenders, for it was well known that on this day the Orange Spun Crown would finally make its debut.

axkoula13 was the first to claim the crown, and save for one other brief shot was soon out of the match. sam_reynolds01 wasted no time in announcing his intentions, taking the crown from axkoula13 then dropping it as the Spun Storm seethed to see archking take it and end the first cycle in possession. Quick off the mark, archking became the first harvest king of the longest spun cycle of the contest. There were almost too many exchanges for any to note all of the names which went rushing by. pfasther1, madmunkid, JohnPlayer67, elruso12 and APPIE1615 all struggled with sam_reynolds01, who once more executed a storm drop to see archking seize the moment again.

The second harvest should have told all but the dullest of observers how this day would end; archking executed a Harvest King claim to soon lose the crown to sam_reynolds01, even at this point none could best sam's spun score but westyboy1999 seized the opportunity of sam's storm drop to end the third cycle victorious, and as archking often has, went on to claim the Harvest King position on the passing of the storm. madmunkid ended westyboy1999's ambition and in turn was ejected from the contest by JohnPlayer67. Imhokh, majesty of old reminded all of his form by taking the prize from JohnPlayer67, but then surely none were surprised when sam_reynolds01 effortlessly claimed the crown once more and evincing his storm aversion dropped it for archking to have one final turn.

peerhoofd was last Harvest King of the contest, then sam_reynolds01 made his final claim - none could stop his rush to victory, and so it was that he was crowned the 50th EU King of Spun with 56,408 Spun Points.

Many former Kings arrived in Spunland NA to test their mettle and claim the Orange Spun Crown as their own. WVSTEALTH was the first to try, but was easily best by UncleSpun himself before he was trounced by XxDeathFallsxX in giant football form. bestscreenname claimed next, but WVSTEALTH having revived his score won the first cycle.

The first Spun Harvest saw XxDeathFallsxX take back the crown, then past majesties Akina8373 and dxkills16 joined the fray, although XxDeathFallsxX put up a stern fight and WVSTEALTH staked his claim too, it was Akina8373 who brought the first full cycle to a close, and went on to start the third. Then sam_reynoldsUS stepped in. Somehow UncleSpun claimed next, was it from a storm drop or did he really have a greater score than the EU King? Few knew and less most likely cared as lilmonstersmiler swiftly put paid to UncleSpun's misconstrued regal ambition. Akina8373 and XxDeathFallsxX fought out the remainder of the cycle, with Akina8373 winning out.

lilmonstersmiler claimed the crown following the third harvest until Animestar5 intervened. Akina8373, dxkills16 and WVSTEALTH tussled their way through the remainder of the cycle, with XxDeathFallsxX beating them all to end in regal command.

Newcomer Aisha_Dangereuse swept up the freshly spawned crown as the final harvest began. Akina8373 easily snatched it away and then sam_reynoldsUS with the an unbeatable confidence and 55,059 Spun Points took what was clearly his, and was crowned 50th NA King of Spun. For the second time in the history of Spunland one King reigned in both territories, for the second time that King was Sam Reynolds, and for the second time ever the Orange Spun Crown was won!

Perhaps it was the momentous occasion which resulted in all 5 crowns being present; Spuno'ween, 4th of July, White, Purple and Orange were seen upon the heads of the erstwhile Spun Majesties as they celebrated Sam's historic win (dxkills16, smokingpistol, lilmonstersmiler, sam_reynoldsUS, abhraham_us and Ren_Echo). And so ended the Coronation of the 50th King of Spun!

The 51st Coronation contest would come to pass just one week later, on the 14th of October (4 - 4.30pm PDT/ 7- 7.30pm EDT in North America and 9 - 9.30pm BST in the EU), when the Orange Crown we see it's second coronation...

Saturday 4 October 2014

Endings, Beginnings and the 49th Kings of Spun...

On that day Uncle Spun was rudely awoken by the bell. It had been such a long time since he had heard it ring that he had quite forgotten what it sounded like. As it happens it sounds a lot like the siren which heralds the start of a Spunland harvest. Who could possibly be at the door? Indeed so perturbed by this he was he did not realise that for the first time in a month he had experienced a dreamless sleep. No cats or boxes or whispers of the queen, just sound, peaceful sleep.

There was no one at the door, but laying on the Spun Welcome mat was a red envelope. His little Spun heart skipped a beat as he read the terrible title of the letter 'Notice of Eviction'.

Due to the escalating costs of existence and sundry other issues this world will expire 178 days from now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Yours regretfully, The Management.

Three times his head spun round completely. 'This world will expire 178 days from now'. By our Gracious Majesty, what could this mean? Like a wind-up toy Uncle Spun traversed the Mansion colliding from one wall to the other until he found himself in the basement where toiled the Sceptical Duke of Spun.

'What ails you Spun?'

A single orange tear rolled down his rounded face as he passed the awful message to the Duke.

'Hmm. You knew this moment would come. We all did, If not today, maybe tomorrow or the day beyond.'

Uncle Spun could not respond. He knew it to be true, the dreams, the graffiti, the yearning for a time machine and all of the other smaller ominous omens. The end was nigh.
'Wait here'. The Duke began to rummage among his great machines and soon returned with a bruised and soiled envelope. This is for you.

With a trepidation approaching terror Uncle Spun opened the greasy envelope and for the second time that day his heart skipped a beat.

My Dearest Uncle Spun,

I know the day you read this will seem the saddest you have known, but remember that every ending is but the prelude to a beginning, just as the Spunflowers must die that another harvest may follow, so it is with all things.

I know you will have fulfilled your duties with diligence and decorum, and my only regret is that I never made it back to see our spunderful world and all it's beautiful Spunlings. Enlist all those you can to build a brave and better future, and perhaps one day we may dance again under Spun skies. Until then, may the Spun be always with you...

Your ever admiring Queen of Spun x

The little robo quivered, sobbed and shook, for ultimately that is all he really was - a little white robo with a great purple top hat and a spunificent moustache. And it is well that he was, for once those tears were dry it would be back to his duties. There were 178 days left and not a one of them should be wasted.

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When the 49th Coronation rolled around Spunland EU was as busy as ever. MiiSs-Brunette claimed the crown as a Spun Storm raged, then perhaps as a sign of the changing times madmunkid swept in to become the first Harvest King, but not for long; poetic justice electrified the air as Spunling smartly snatched it. sun-black1234, sam_reynolds01 and archking all managed claims before MisSs-Brunette ended the first spun cycle in possession once more.

The same spuntastic cast  played out the second cycle with archking beginning and sun-black1234 ending. In the third we had many newcomers, GAMEZXSTE was our third harvest king, then RAZAN1105 made his debut before madmunkid struck again only to be beat once more by Spunling. sam_reynolds01 reminded all of his powers before discarding the crown as the next storm began, hotbunny4life saw her chance but soon lost out to the spuntastically named neotopian who in turn yielded to archking.

The final cycle was dominated by Spunling, with sam_reynolds01 being the only other contender and so Spunling was crowned 49th EU Spun Majesty on 43,245  Spun points. All Hail!

Across the Great Atlantic in Spunland NA all things spun were even busier. So many were the names and swift the swapping of the crown that it was almost impossible to take it all down, for this apologies. Gamechamp3x got us started, followed by snakewalker then goddessbunny42 - who from where one observed seemed to have the Spun Crown in the sky!

quansalters was the first Harvest King, then destroyuall1418 made their first play before goddessbunny42 snatched the crown back only to lose it swiftly after to the Ren_Echo - the mightiest Spunsmith of them all! The second cycle brought Tevin-The-Gamer to the claiming and dxkills16 but once again Ren_Echo ended the cycle victorious. The third saw more exchanges of the crown than previously ever seen, at least 12 times it changed heads REBEL-RU2 took the harvest title, then the throng was joined by many others among them sam_reynoldsUS, Orbizart, fireball, isaacalvarez and XxDeathFallsxX. XxDeathFallsxX claimed Harvest King of the fourth, then Orbizart fought a valiantly with goddessbunny42 and sam_reynoldsUS, but ultimately lost out to dxkills16.

The fifth harvest, a thing so rarely seen was owned by dxkills16, who triumphed most convincingly on a spuntastic 36,960 Spun Points, becoming the 49th NA Majesty of Spun! All Hail!

Next week will be the 50th Coronation, and marking this momentous occasion will be the advent of the Orange Spun Crown! Tuesday, 7th October, Spunland EU 9 - 9.30pm BST and Spunland NA 4-4.30pm PDT/ 7-7.30pm EDT. Until then, Stay Spun!

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Kings of Spun the 48th

Oh Spun Salutations Dear Reader, an incredibly harassed and frantic Uncle Spun here to update the Regal Annals of Spun. This week, unlike the previous two we have old favourites reclaim their titles; the ever silent JohnPlayer67, 48th EU King of Spun, and the pleasingly loquacious StealingHearts, 48th NA Spun Majesty!

As intimated Uncle Spun is more than a little busy today, indeed he may have to make another post in the next few days to update you on his forsaken tales of visions and dreams. Spunland Mansions spins with so much fevered activity that he fears it may take off and drop him Dorothy-like in some other unspun land. The choice of boxes flashes before his one good eye with such rapidity that his head becomes like Saturn, it seems the shape of things to come will be determined by gravity rather than the weighing of choice and consequence. So spins the Spun.

Spunland EU was busier than of late. archking started the contest but quickly lost the crown to JohnPlayer67, an opening which set the pattern for the competition as these two continued to claim and counter claim, indeed for the final two Spun Cycles none but they had a touch of the Crown. Agus_GamerCH, hamzadj, Gandjay_35 and mattia-the-boss all featured in the contest but none could stop JohnPlayer67 claiming the title with 34,961 Spun Points!

Spunland NA brought us another fiercely fought contest. storm4551 had the briefest of starts before StealingHearts taking the crown announced her determined regal ambition. Following the first Spun Harvest StealingHearts did keep possession for the first entire Spun Cycle. The second and third cycles started and ended with StealingHearts again, although quickpick7050, Sciotoan68 and Dementia-Fester all managed to wrest control away at times. The final harvest saw StealingHearts take the crown and claim her Spuno'ween Prize on a spuntastic 41,535 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week, same day, time and place (although we will try to organize the Dukes a little better); Tuesday 30th September, Spunland EU: 9 -9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT, 7-7.30pm EDT. Until then, stay Spun!

Wednesday 17 September 2014

The 47th Kings of Spun, many thanks and other news

Spun Salutations Dear Reader! Today we find ourselves announcing the 47th Kings Of Spun! All Hail Jan-Mar2 our 47th EU Majesty and Sciotoan68, 47th NA King of Spun!

Uncle Spun really did intend to reveal more of the strange affairs behind his recently adorned eye patch, but finds that he has so many other messages to pass on that there is not time! Last week we asked if any would act as our tour guides to PlayStation Home; to show us things we had not seen and generally help with the creation of various videos. Several spunderful evenings ensued, making the madmunkis wish that they had asked for your expert help long ago! Spuntabulously big Spun thanks to StealingHearts, phatso64, Ren_Echo and kwoman32, not just for your enlightening endeavors but also for the pleasure of your company, it was a real Spun honor to get to converse with you all at length! Should anyone else care to further educate the madmunkis at some point then please consider this an open invitation to get in touch (UncleSpun & Spun deDuke in NA, madmunkid & i-munki in the EU).

At Spunland Mansions we are always thrilled to receive Art & Observations inspired by all things Spun, indeed one of the first pieces to have our spun heads spinning in excitement was the Spun Nail Art of Amanda Matthews. Miss Mathews is taking part in the 24 hour Extra Life gaming challenge to raise money for charity, spuntastically enough she is planning to spend all 24 hours of the challenge in Spunland on the 25th of October, when as chance would have it will be Spunoween! You can reward her worthy endeavors with sponsorship (as we shall very shortly) and check out all of the details right here. This week we received two spunderful new pieces of Spunland Art; this delectable spun confectionery from InSight_2k and this Spuntastic 'Alice In Spunderland' drawing by the talented StealingHearts - big Spun thanks to you all!

And so to the 47th Coronations... Uncle Spun is pleased to report that Spunland EU was busier last night than it has been of late. The contest began toward the end of a Spun Storm with InSight_2k in possession. Violika running about in her VR goggles became the first Harvest King before  Beyondtwosouls91 had their sole shot of the contest, to lose out to InSight_2k. As soon as InSight_2k dropped the crown xX_Rodri-go_Xx swept it up, then Jan-Mar2 came galloping in on his great steed taking us to the end of the first Spun Cycle. Jan-Mar2 became our second Harvest King, InSight_2k briefly thwarted his regal ambition, then the ever dependable sam_reynolds01 made his first claim. Jan-Mar2 proved a persistent contestant, his only competition in the third Spun Cycle being sam_reynolds01. The final harvest started with the debut of archking, but they proved no match for Jan-Mar2, even InSight_2k could not prevent Jan-Mar2 being crowned 47th EU King of Spun with a spuntastic 25,346 Spun Points! All Hail!

Spunland NA was as busy as ever and the contest was frantic. Uncle Spun managed to video the entire event, so much easier it would be to point you to that than tell the tale but alas there has not yet been the time to upload the weighty file so words will have to do for now. cincraq began the competition but dropped the crown and SuperMacho69 seized it, Zmanx316 then had the briefest of runs before RacerXJuggalo in the form of a great spectral wolf staked his claim and ended the first cycle in posession. SuperRising had the honour of becoming a brief harvest King then Real_Gamer140 intervened. RacerXJuggalo snatched the crown then sam_reynoldsUS made his first appearance before dropping the Crown for RacerXJuggalo to claim it back.

Other than another appearance from sam_reynoldsUS the second Spun Cycle brought us a whole new set of contenders; Dylan, EJP_5, dxkills16, SilkenHair, the spunderfully named URGENT-MATTER, jrj1954, magicmix13 and RoRoLs93. Pheeeew. The third Harvest saw jrj1954 become harvest King and added Ren_Echo and lilmonstersmiler to the spuntastic mix of contestants with dxkills16 dominating. The final harvest started the same as its predecessor, with jrj1954 losing his Harvest Crown to dxkills16, Ren_Echo made a final play then, from out of nowhere Sciotoan68 played his well timed gambit to win the contest on 31,240 Spun Points! Uncle Spun would like to add that it was a pleasure to finally meet Sciotoan68 in person  as the 47th NA King of Spun, having had cause to appreciate our latest Majesty's astute observations and wisdom on the forums many times before! All Hail!

Next week, the 48th Coronation Contest will take place on the Tuesday the 23rd of September, Spunland EU: 9 - 9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT / 7 - 7.30pm EDT. Until then Stay Spun!

Wednesday 10 September 2014

The 46th Kings of Spun & Video Request...

Spun Salutations Dear Reader, Uncle Spun is pleased to announce that we have another two brand new Kings of Spun this week, all hail Motoricobu 46th EU King of Spun and boofi13 46th Spun Majesty of NA!

Uncle Spun's eye problems continue unabated, and although he is eager to regale you with further tales of his spun dreams and the ambiguous wonders he sees from his troublesome left orb there is not the time for the stack of his duties rises higher than those boxes in the aforementioned warehouse. Besides, he also has a message to pass on; the madmunkis are engaged in making a 'video' of Home and could use some help to do so, they want to visit your favourite places and see your favourite things in the wide and spunderful world that is PlayStation Home. Their first foray into this endeavour will be this evening (wednesday 10th September) starting out in Spunland NA at 4pm PDT/7pm EDT - if you would like to help please show up and guide them where you may! Or send us a friend request  and message (UncleSpun or Spun DeDuke for NA or madmunkid or i-munki for EU) if you would like to do this but at some other time.

Despite being quiet once more the crown of Spunland EU was still sought with some serious competition. jansolo followed by Mz_Manzana began the contest, though quickly dropped from proceedings as Motoricobu then Wadzonator_666 weighed in to begin their domination of the event. Masonbol2014 became our first Harvest King before also beating a hasty retreat. Over the following three Spun Cycles Motoricubu and Wadzonator_666 took the crown from one another, with only the indomitable sam_reynolds01 interrupting their their regal duel. Motoricobu finally won the day in the midst of a White Spun Storm with a spuntastic 27,276 Spun Points! All Hail!

Things were quite different on the other side of the Great Atlantic as Spunland NA teemed with contestants, indeed so many that it took an age for all the avatars to appear and the network lag rolled in and out like an angry tide. maddogcrusher in his great black wings took the first claim of the Spun Crown before old favourites ReccaWolf and StealingHearts interjected. Maxx_Mega reigning Harvest King took on the title which lately seems his alone with the advent of the first harvest although ReccaWolf beat him to it on each succeeding cycle. The plethora of names to seize the crown was all but too long to list, some had the regal prize for such a short breath that Uncle Spun was hard pressed to note them.  jettas4me, AK1981 and DavidG2674 all had a touch at points, X13LONDIEX and sam_reynoldsUS managed a few whilst spunlandfan2014 in her Uncle Spun head atop a flying 4 leaf clover made a consistent meal of the Spun Hopper. boofi13 played a masterful gambit by holding off till the final full cycle to join, but the match was best expressed by the final spawning of the Spun Crown as all gathered by the pipe and a flurry of names flashed above it one after the other (spunlandfan2014, Maxx_Mega and StealingHearts) until it finally settled on our new Majesty boofi13 who won with by hairs breadth on 39,037 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week the 47th Kings of Spun will be decided on Tuesday the 16th of September, Spunland EU: 9 -9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT/ 7 -7.30pm EDT. Until then, stay Spun!

Wednesday 3 September 2014

The 45th Kings of Spun

Spun Salutations Dear Reader! Today we herald the inauguration of two brand new Kings of Spun! All hail InSight_2k, 45th EU Spun Majesty and q7u7tool, 45th NA King of Spun!

Uncle Spun must apologize for the brevity of this missive (especially to our new Kings), although he suspects that this will actually come as a relief to many; the fact is that the ocular issues which began to plague him last week have continued unabated. One has avoided sleep as far as possible in order to escape the increasingly spun dreams dominated as they are by boxes, cats and all manner of odd constructions. Which box to chose is the constant refrain ringing around his weary head. The eyepatch seems to be holding for now, but it feels as though it is just a matter of time before the dreams take physical form and push the patch away from within, to force his gaze upon this swirling maelstrom of possibilities. Or he may wake up tomorrow with all things tickety-boo once more. Who knows.

Spunland EU was fairly quiet, but as always the contest was fiercely fought. DRW300 got us off to a brisk start before dropping from the contest not long after Motoricobu seized the Crown (Uncle Spun finally had time to record your name correctly - apologies for last week's tardiness in this regard!). sam_reynolds01 snatched the crown then dropped it as he usually does as the first Spun Storm swept in. Motoricobu saw his opportunity and took it once more, indeed he made the most claims of the contest, Mo-1995 had a brief turn and boogschutter20 a long run, but InSight_2k after staking his regal claim during the third Spun Cycle went on to win in the fourth with a Spuntastic 23,064 Spun Points! All Hail!

Many were the names, both new and old to grace our North American contest. RacerXJuggalo was the first to take the crown as the competition began during a Spun Storm. For the third week in a row Maxx_Mega was consistently the Harvest King, taking the crown as it respawned everytime, indeed if he keeps this up a special title may have to be coined for this achievement! q7u7tool, sam_reynoldsUS and lilmonstersmiler all confidently entered the fray in the first complete Spun Cycle, to be joined in the next with msavie and Ren_Echo. It was the third full cycle that witnessed the fiercest fight, and with eightinch staking his first claim brought the number of Homeling contestants to three. NCHOTROD1 made his d├ębut following the final harvest, but failed to stop the mighty q7u7tool stomping to victory in his huge robo suit on a spuntastic 30,582 Spun Points! - All Hail!

And so, next week the 46th Kings of Spun will be decided on Tuesday the 9th of September (oh how close the 50th Coronation draws near!), Spunland EU: 9 -9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT and 7 - 7.30pm EDT. One final note before signing off; this new month of September will bring Spuno'ween every Wednesday. Till next week, stay Spun!

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Double Vision and the 44th Kings of Spun

Spun Salutations! It is from the spinning depths of his confusion that Uncle Spun announces our current Kings of Spun - JohnPlayer67, 44th Spun Majesty of the EU and abhraham_us, NA King of Spun. All Hail!

Dear reader, Uncle Spun craves your indulgence whilst he relates some of the unspun experiences he has found thrust upon his sorry self this past week. One would not step so willingly from the bounds of decorum were our gracious Queen still with us, but as I am sure you know by now things are otherwise and the sadder for it. One hopes that this is not a prelude to asking for help, but the demands of one's solemn duties are such that Pride must play second fiddle to Caution. Should you find that your time is short you may wish to scroll some way down the page to find the details of the Coronations, otherwise read on...

It seems that Uncle Spun is having some trouble with his eyes, what began as a simple blurriness of vision has developed into something altogether more unspun. One was initially tempted to place the blame for this ocular aberration on the particularly bad night's sleep following the traumatic episode of the 43rd EU coronation.

Uncle Spun awoke to find himself shivering amidst some sodden boxes in the doorway of a dark alley, or so it seemed until the mewling of a black cat which bore an uncanny resemblance to the feline partner of his Unspun Sibling merged into the unmistakable sound of his alarm clock and he awoke once more. Perhaps you too have experienced dreams in which you wake to find yourself confounded as to your circumstances, but carry on as though you had simply forgotten the past five minutes and trust that all will become clear if only you persist. But when you truly wake it is the confusion which persists, as though the cogs in your head have become misaligned by some odd sleeping posture and whir away without connection, permeating your cranium with their lonely song until they click back into place and the world resolves itself once more. So it was for Uncle Spun, save that an after image of that dark alley was left imprinted on his left eye, resulting in this blurred vision. Many a Spun Season has passed since Uncle Spun last saw the Spun Optometrist of even the Cog Cleaner, leaving him no choice but to firmly shut the defective portal and set about his cares. Were this the end of the matter Uncle Spun would not be commandeering your time with this lengthy tale.

The following evening Uncle Spun retired to bed, more weary than ever from the odd effort of having kept his left eye tightly shut all day and was almost relieved when he awoke again in a dream to find that both eyes presented a consistent vision. Great walls of stacked boxes rose to either side, leaving but one route to take in what seemed like some dimly lit warehouse. Curiosity and trepidation chased relief away as Uncle Spun rolled down the cardboard corridor before him. A left turn followed by a right brought him to a T-junction and the suspicion that this was some kind of improvised maze. He was just about to take the turn to the right when a robo came whizzing between the stacks bearing a box on its head. As quick as a brown fox he followed, trying hard to remember each turn taken until the walls suddenly gave way to a great chamber. The gloom hummed with the sound of robos pushing and pulling boxes of all sizes, busily engaged in some vast construction.

'Spun Salutations' whispered a voice from behind. Uncle Spun turned to see the black cat from the previous dream addressing him from atop the highest pile of boxes. Listen close it commanded.

The black cat then told a strange tale, indeed presented a riddle - you have a choice to make it purred. I belong neither to your brother, nor the Witch of Spun, indeed to the degree that I belong to any then my master must be Schrodinger for I am the cat of unopened boxes and I am here to present you with two. In this box is all that you have owned until now, it is full and no more may go in it and in this other box is absolutely nothing.

How very spun.

The first box looked worn and well used, the veteran of many house moves it's edges were barely straight and it's sides obscured with old labels and parcel tape as though it had served many purposes none of them entirely appropriate to it's simple form. The other was excruciatingly new, each face a bold bright colour of some impervious material. I am sorry to contradict you kind master cat, but you must be mistaken for Uncle Spun owns nothing but his duties, both boxes must surely be empty?

The black cat squinted it's emerald eyes and looked Uncle Spun up and down. So what about that Top Hat upon your head, or the name you use so frequently, hrrrrm? You own them do you not? Or should one call for the Unspun Police?

If you have never heard the laughter of cats then count yourself lucky, for Uncle Spun the only thing worse is the derision of a Queen.

'You have until the Crowning of the 50th King of Spun to decide, have a Spun day, won't you hrrrm.'

And with that Uncle Spun awoke. The confusion of the preceding day was as nothing compared to the befuddlement of this, for now the after image of the dream was not some static tracing like the retina burn of an over bright light, but an animated vista of the construction taking place in the warehouse. Since that disturbing moment Uncle Spun has found that the only way to perform his myriad duties is with the aid of an eyepatch.

It is only in Spunland that Uncle Spun is free of this double vision and so can happily still report on the Coronations with confidence, at least for now.

And so to the 44th Coronations. The EU contest began with AngelBoy, and although sam_reynolds01, electrica and distruttore3461 fought a vigorous battle for the crown, the way the contest would end was clearly marked from the first harvest when JohnPlayer67 took the regal prize and held it for the whole Spun Cycle. hotbunny4life became Harvest King on the second harvest, then Motorbike(?) took it for the briefest of periods (Uncle Spun barely had time to take down the name - apologies if not accurate) before JohnPlayer67 staked his claim again. The third harvest saw LP4MI join the fray, losing out to JohnPlayer67 who this time could not keep the crown from sam_reynolds01. LP4MI saw his chance when sam_reynolds01 dropped it with the onset of the Spun Storm and so ended the cycle in possession and was attentive enough to start the fifth cycle likewise, but JohnPlayer67 put paid to his ambitions by the next Spun Storm. Then the final harvest bloomed and JohnPlayer67 confidantly claimed the crown and with it the title of 44th EU King of Spun on 42,432 Spun Points! All Hail!

It seemed as though Spunland NA rang with echoes of the previous week; Maxx_Mega not only got the contest off to a start, but was Harvest King of all 5 cycles! dxkills16 relieved him of the crown briefly before she in turn was best by sam_reynoldsUS. ReccaWolf took up the prize as sam_reynoldsUS dropped it during the first Spun Storm to end the first cycle victorious. Both the second and third cycles saw our cast thus far battle it out, with Maxx_Mega dominating despite the addition of SoulReaver_444 and notsoevillyn. dxkills16 made a convincing play in the final cycles but none stop abhraham_us when he made his first claim of the contest in the final moments and secured his victory on a spuntatstic 69,325 Spun Points! Trully all hail, for this may be a record breaking score!

Next week, all being well (full or empty?) the 45th Coronation will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of September. Spunland EU: 9 -9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT  and 7-7.30pm EDT. Until then Stay Spun!

Wednesday 20 August 2014

The 43rd King of Spun and the unspun horror of the EU coronation

Spun Salutations Dear Reader. It is with a head hung low in shame that Uncle Spun must announce that we have but one King of Spun this week, please all hail tammy21218, 43rd NA Majesty of Spun! If there were an EU King of Spun it would be JohnPlayer67, but alas it was not to be. As Old Mother Spun would have it, 'tis an unspun wind that blows nobody good', and it certainly feels like an unspun wind sweeps through announcing with its bitter edge the approach of autumn. Yes, Uncle Spun is a little melancholic today, perhaps it is just the ghostly herald of an over-eager season, or the weariness brought about by so much coming and going in Spunland Mansions, the constant clamour of attention seeking plans. Then there is this unspun graffiti one keeps seeing - "when the hills have eyes the end is nigh". More likely it is the guilt from last night's aborted EU coronation and the fact that Uncle Spun has been too busy to attend to the next Spunland update quite yet...

Spunland EU was very quiet last night. How great a quest would it be to find our missing spunlings wondered Uncle Spun, perhaps they have found our Queen in some other virtual world and frolic the spun day away in dance and song. Perhaps. It was not the first time that the quietness whispered of unspun things to come. JohnPlayer67 took the crown at the start of the contest, and spuntastically enough apart from one brief Harvest King foray by GlassReaver managed to keep it for the whole 30 minutes! Ah but if spunland was so quiet this would not be an achievement I hear you protest, but it was not that quiet. Indeed JohnPlayer67, glitching as he was may well have had a rather unspun score, a phenomena which Uncle Spun will be addressing as soon as he is able. This is all besides the point however, as Uncle Spun made a catastrophic error and summoned what he hoped would be the Happy Duke of Spun only to find the call being answered by his Angry brother who in so doing ended the coronation prematurely, leaving us without an EU King. Big Spun apologies, especially to JohnPlayer67, we will not take the risk of summoning the Dukes mid-coronation ever again.

On the other side of the Great Atlantic things were busier, but still more quiet than is usual for a coronation. Maxx_Mega began what soon became a choppy, fraught contest - losing the crown not for the last time to spunlandfan2014, who in turn lost to sam_reynoldsUS. Sam droped the crown during the first spun storm and Z9065 swept it up on his skateboard LMO, the crown then changed heads rapidly back and forth between Z9065, PEPITOWISLON (as a spunling ghost) and Maxx_Mega. Z9065 may have ended the Spun Cycle but it was Maxx_Mega who sprung forth again at the advent of the next Spun Harvest, indeed Maxx_Mega was Harvest King in every cycle of the contest. boofi13 made his first regal claim on a Spuno'ween Broom Broom LMO during the second cycle, besting spunlandfan2014 to end the cycle victorious. In the third spun cycle all of our contestants slogged it out. Maxx_Mega may have lost to spunlandfan2014 shortly after the start of the final harvest, but grabbed it again when sam_reynoldsUS dropped it as the final SpunStorm started, then to cries of 'No!' from spunlandfan2014, tammy21218 swept in to steal the day with 46,015 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week, the 44th Coronation will take place on Tuesday the 26th of August. Spunland EU: 9-9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT and 7 - 7.30pm EDT. Until then, stay Spun!

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Kings of Spun the 42nd

Spun Salutations Dear Reader! All hail sam_reynolds01, 42nd EU King of Spun and SoulReaver_444 42nd NA Spun Majesty!

Due to various mysterious goings on in Spunland Mansions both munki's were in the same physical location last night, and so the coronations were only run in one instance in each territory, for those of you who found yourself in another coronation-less  instance Big Spun Apologies (sorry Akina8373!). If you want to make sure to reach the coronation add the madmunki's as friends (NA: UncleSpun, SpunDeDuke, EU: madmunkid, i-munki) and 'goto' one of us just before the allotted coronation time and all spunning well we'll see you there! Big Spun thanks for the further unspun bug reports (HotChick955 & Ren_Echo) they have been added to the next Update list, although we have no date to announce for that quite yet. As to the mysterious goings on, well more on that in a future blog post, but there does seem to be a lot of noise in the basement...

Both 42nd Coronation Contests were busy and fiercely contested. In the EU JohnPlayer67 got the competition off to a start at the tail end of a Spun Storm following which jbond006hmss became the first Harvest King. MAXMALO made his first appearance by snatching the crown, followed not long after by sam_reynolds01 who took us through to the end of the first whole Spun Cycle. eXtremo2fast made her coronation debut as the second harvest King, losing out to Hennryke in spuntastically huge robo from as ever, and although she recaptured the regal prize from sam_reynolds01 it was MAXMALO who ended the second full cycle. MAXMALO took the crown once more to begin and end the third Spun Cycle, with all of the previous contenders staking a claim at some point along with richrich1991. The 4th Harvest brought the return of eXtremo2fast as Harvest King but she quickly lost out to MAXMALO. Hennryke and JohnPlayer67 both managed claims before sam_reynolds01 ended the 4th Spun Cycle. It is rare for a coronation to see 5 Spun Harvests, but such was the case on the regal battlefield last night. GlassReaver made her first foray of the contest following the final Harvest, but MAXMALO and Hennryke gave no quarter, just as none was shown to them by sam_reynolds01 as he spooked to victory on a spuntastic 51,278 Spun Points! All Hail!

In Spunland NA Kojoe6669 made their first Coronation debut by starting the contest, but Darth-Matt92 soon swept the Spun Crown away on his skateboard LMO then lost out to another new name in the form of xXur_babyXx. Maxx_Mega became the first Harvest King and although Darth-Matt92, dxkills16 and sam_reynoldsUS all managed to lay claim to the Crown he still managed to reclaim possession by the end of the first complete Spun Cycle. Maxx_Mega claimed the Crown with the spawning of the second Harvest and a heated round began with Darth-Matt92 claiming, then losing to spunlandfan2014, who lost to sam_reynoldsUS before reclaiming to then lose to Ren_Echo with Darth-Matt92 ending the cycle. Ever tenacious Maxx_Mega became Harvest King for the third time, losing it to Darth-Matt92 again, before managing to swipe it up as sam_reynoldsUS dropped it after besting Darth-Matt92. SoulReaver_444 finally announced his regal ambitions by snatching the crown at the end of the third cycle and although Ren_Echo became our final harvest King it was SoulReaver_444 who proved there can be only Spun by winning the contest on 37,815 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week, the 43rd Coronation Contest will take place on  Tuesday the 19th of August. Spunland EU: 9 - 9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4 - 4.30pm PDT and 7 - 7.30pm EDT. Until then, stay Spun!

Thursday 7 August 2014

Kings of Spun the 41st & Spunland News...

Spun Salutations Dear Reader! Yesterday, one day late for reasons covered below, we crowned our 41st Kings of Spun - both with incredibly close scores and both have never been Kings of Spun before! Callooh! Callay! All Hail Hennryke, 41st EU King of Spun and tammy21218, 41st NA King of Spun! Before getting to the details there is much for Uncle Spun to relate...

To paraphrase what a famous Scottish King never actually said 'So Spun and Unspun a week I have not seen!' Yes, last wednesday the latest big Spunland update went live to launch the madmunkis into a world of spun fun and pain. It took but five minutes to run into the shop bonus crash bug and find ourselves ejected into the unspun crash void. Oh the horror. The Happy Duke of Spun was summoned regardless and made his first philanthropic foray into Spunland. The Update brought to Spunland and the Spunland Cottage a set of 6 Spunner Posters to find, as many will now know one of these posters is gifted by the Happy Duke, who has since managed to make it it into Spunland every day except Tuesday. If you are hunting for said poster be sure to look out for messages on twitter or facebook heralding The Happy Duke's arrival, I believe he intends to make another appearance today, but details will be posted later.

Uncle Spun got back to Spunland Mansions after much travelling last Friday to be greeted by the spuntastic news that sam_reynolds01 was the first to find all 6 posters and earn his illuminating reward. Not long afterwards Majesty Imhokh and King of Spun Independence the 1st abhraham_us did likewise. Uncle Spun did mention last week that we would create some certificates for those who proved their diligence by posting a picture of their prize on the Spunland facebook, and we will, it has just not been done quite yet...

It was on Tuesday night that Uncle Spun found himself once more in the bleakest pits of the unspun crash void. The first sign that all was not as it should be came with the length of time that PlayStation Home took to start, and as it did so presented screens so old that Uncle Spun began to wonder again about the reality of the Spun Time Machine. What was happening? He arrived in Spunland with not so much as a glimpse of the newsviewer or even message of the day to find things subtly unspun, but as he was almost late to begin the Contest he did not notice at first and after warning all present not to activate the Shop Bonus, left Spunland in order to rejoin. It was on his second  arrival that he saw the face of the Unpsun problem - for him Spunland was adrift in the void, nothing from his Spunland was getting to the others even though he could see and chat with all of the Spunlings present. A third attempt was made to quit and restart, and this seemingly caused some unspun catastrophe as when he returned Spunland was truly empty. Alas.

Some hours later he experienced more or less the same in Spunland NA, only this time he was better prepared and managed, thanks to phatso64, dxkills16, the homeling collective and others to get some truly spuntastic Spunland Photos which have yet to be posted. The 41st Coronation was thus delayed, and Uncle Spun must beg your forgiveness and applaud your patience.

The Update to Home yesterday fixed not only the truly Unspun issues of the day before but also brought the  the Shop Bonus back into use and some other small improvements too - special Spun thanks to Sciotoan68 for revealing the score display bug, that should also consequently be fixed, and whilst one remembers: there is a Spunland Tutorial thread on the Home US forums which many may find helpful, although much of the information is out of date some of it is impressively astute. And so to the Coronations...

There were more than a few new names in Spunland EU to complement the old ones, NarwingStar took the Spun Crown to the first Harvest where he was succeeded by Zouhair11FA, then playaboede_king before Hennryke made his contest debut in a Robo suit. sam_reynolds01 seized the crown from Hennryke then lost it to the belligerently named agianst__you who proved to be no match for the mighty MAXMALO. NarwingStar became the second Harvest King in a cycle which set the rhythm for the remainder of the contest as he, sam_reynolds01, MAXMALO and Hennryke slugged it out over the next 3 Spun Cycles. In the end Hennryke was crowned 41st Spun Majesty of the EU with a spunderfull 31,635 Spun Points!

Spunland NA also saw its fair share of new names, perhaps this is what is required to shake up the old guard and present us with fresh Kings of Spun? Either way skittles2345y got us off to a speedy start and a cycle dominated by names previously unseen to Uncle Spun; lwringer1, niteSkyy and FaLsEhOoD227 all staking their claim before the sartorially spuntastic smokingpistol took charge at the end of the first Spun Cycle. Naughty_Girl_FTW became the first Harvest King of the contest then niteskyy nipped her ambition in the bud before being bested by qtu7tool, sam_reynoldsUS swept in and after a determined tussle with niteskyy and qy7u7tool ended the second cycle with the Crown. The third harvest gave us KAM3RON-916 as it's Harvest King, with Naughty_Girl_FTW and then niteskyy losing out to the determined q7u7tool. For the final harvest FaLsEhOoD227 reappeared and although Ren_echo joined the fray with q7u7tool, sam_reynoldsUS and niteskyy it was tammy21218 saving her well timed gambit for the last minute who went on to be crowned 41st NA Majesty of Spun on a spuntastic 31,014 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week, unspun interventions permitting the 42nd Kings of Spun will be decided on Tuesday the 12th of August, Spunland EU: 9 - 9.30pm BST and Spunland NA: 4 - 4.30pm PDT/ 7 - 7.30pm EDT. Until then, Stay Spun!

Wednesday 30 July 2014

40th Kings of Spun & Spunland Updates...

Spun Salutations dear reader! Uncle Spun here to avail you of all the latest Spunland news and herald our latest Kings of Spun; Imhokh (EU) and SoulReaver_444 (NA) the 40th Mighty Monarchs of Spunland! All Hail!

Warning! We have just jumped into Spunland to check that everything is tickety-boo and it turns out that it is not quite... There seems to be a crash caused if you visit the Shop Maze, 'Inspect' an item, then leave the Shop - you will find yourself in an unspun empty Spunland. Uncle Spun will look into this as soon as possible, in the meantime avoid inspecting items in the shop - note this means that you will be unable to use the shop bonus until fixed. Big Spun apologies! Anyway...

Today sees the release of new Spunland Commerce in the form of the Spunland Rocket LMO, and the Uncle Spun Head - a full body suit modelled on one's very own spuntastic visage - it even has it's own Uncle Spun animation! For those with a nose for bargains, peruse these details of the 2 new Spunland Mega Bundles, one of which even includes The Spunland Cottage! Finally we have some substantially spun updates to Spunland and the Spunland Cottage, for ease of use one will simply list:

  1. The Hopper Kill Bonus. Once a player reaches the Spun Point threshold of 2500 Spun Points the Hopper Kill Bonus will become active. This takes the form of a Spun Imp which bounces above your head tracking the position of The Spun Hopper. Should you get close enough to the Hopper the Imp will become agitated and eventually spring forth to kill the Hopper earning you the Spun Points indicated on the HUD. If you avoid the Hopper and score another 2500 points the Imp will respawn in another Spun colour worth more points... Note, the Imp will never attack the Hopper whilst you have the Spun Crown, also no one but you will see your Imp and only your local Hopper will be attacked by it (for now).
  2. The Spunflowers should hopefully always die during a Spun Storm at last. If they don't Uncle Spun will be most displeased, but would appreciate if you could let us know if you spot any further unspun floral problems...
  3. Whilst in Underspun the Lumino will now be able to continue to illuminate Spun during Spun Storms. I'm sure you don't need Uncle Spun to tell you that this means Underspun should yield you considerably more points than before.
  4. Three new rewards have been added to Spunland; the Spun Balls companion and 2 Spunner Posters...
  5. 6 Collectable Spunner posters. If you manage to collect all 6 of these posters you will receive an illuminating reward the next time you enter The Spunland Cottage. As #4 above two of the Posters can be purchased as rewards in Spunland, a couple are in the Spunland cottage, one is 'event' based (for the time being) and another is hmm really quite... hidden. Uncle Spun will say no more for now, and would be spuntastically pleased if anyone who manages to find them all would send us a missive via facebook, twitter, the forums or by email. Perhaps we will create a special spun certificate for any such intrepid treasure hunters who communicate their success to us! Please avoid spoilers if you do so!
  6. 3 more Picture Hooks have been added to the Spunland Cottage to take it to the maximum number (15 - sorry smokingpistol this seems to be the measly maximum!)
And so to the Coronations. Spunland EU was a little quieter than usual, perhaps as we had changed the time to 9pm BST, which is where we will keep it unless we face objections (it was moved simply by request). The prettily named PixiePirate laid the first claim to the crown as the Spun Storm raged, then lost out to MAXMALO. Nena__bcn became Harvest King on the passing of the storm, her first of many regal forays, indeed not only did she hold the Spun Crown for longer than any other but Uncle Spun was sure she would win the day. MAXMALO snatched the crown from Nena__bcn then lost it to the mighty sam_reynolds01 in his customary Spunling Ghost costume, a costume also worn by another of our 40th coronation contenders; JohnPlayer67. lola_25 managed a brief stint in a contest otherwise dominated by MAXMALO and Nena__bcn, but none seemed prepared for Imhokh's successful gambit in the final minutes sweeping him to victory on 20,355 Spun Points - winning him a justly earned Spuno'ween Crown! Special mention must be made of CoubiaK on his orange Spunland Hopper who reminded Uncle Spun how linguistically retarded he frequently feels in Europe with just one language in his Spun Head.

Spunland NA was significantly busier than its EU sibling and the contest seemed to beat out a singular rhythm; SuperMacho69 took the Spun Crown first to lose it to q7u7tool, then took it back to lose it once more to q7u7tool before managing to regain possession before the first harvest! The_Wiz_1 became our first Harvest King but not for long as the ever attentive SuperMacho69 swept in once more and kept claim for the remainder of that Spun Cycle. Following the second harvest the competitive beat of the first returned, this time between dxkills16 and SuperMacho69, reclaim followed claim up until the third harvest when it seemed that dxkills16 had best SuperMacho69 and dominated until the sudden challenge of SoulReaver_444 left her standing. The clarion call of the contest's end struck with the final Spun Harvest - Uncle Spun has never seen so many gathered around the Spun Pipe in eager anticipation of the Spun Crown's spawning. A flurry of names flashed above the pipe before SoulReaver_444 settled the contest on a spuntastic 43,180 Spun Points! All Hail!

Next week the 41st Coronation will take place on Tuesday the 5th of August. Spunland EU: 9-9.30pm BST, Spunland NA: 4-4.30pm PDT/7-7.30pm EDT. Until then stay Spun!

p.s. In August Spuno'ween will fall on Sundays...

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Kings of Spun the 39th

Spun Salutations all! Today we celebrate our 39th Kings of Spun; sam_reynolds01 (EU) and abhraham_us (NA) - All Hail! Before getting down to the details of these most spunderful of contests Uncle Spun would like to take a minute to cover one or two spun things which have come up in the past week...

A couple of weeks ago the EU Home community update stated that from the following day there would be 6 poster rewards hidden between Spunland and the Spunland Cottage, resulting in some consternation when said posters could not be found! Uncle Spun was completely Spun-out upon first hearing of this from some dedicated Spunlings, for at that point he should have been the only person to know about the posters, which were not due to make their clandestine appearance until next Wednesday (indeed the digital ink was not even dry on the images!). What spun thing had happened here he wondered? More than a few recent requests for a means to visit the 4th of July theme by homies who had missed it had given the madmunkis the idea of creating a Spunland Time Machine, perhaps this is proof that they will create such a spun wonder even if they have not done so quite yet... All spunning well the prophecy of the hidden posters will come to pass in the Spunland Update next week (30th), but not having actually constructed the Time Machine yet we cannot be sure. Details to follow...

Uncle Spun was recently asked if it was true that arriving in Spunland from the relocator in the Spunland Cottage conferred upon the intrepid traveller a Spun Point Bonus, the answer to which is YES. There is a different bonus each day, on a Tuesday - coronation day, the bonus is a two-times-multiplier for planting seeds. We will leave you to discover what bonuses await on the other 6 days, but will take this opportunity to mention a few other bonuses which could influence your chances of winning the Spun Crown. The Spunflower head reward item enables the wearer to plant up to 3 seeds on any vacant patch (this should be more of a bonus after the next update when the plants should finally die and thereby actually result in vacant patches) - you get 50 Spun Points for every seed you plant and wearing any Spunland Full Body Suit (commerce item) will confer the same planting ability. Note if you plant enough seeds to create a full Spunflower (i.e. 3) you get a bonus 75 points. The Harvest Head reward item gifts the player twice as many seeds as normal, so when you fill the Spun Bar at the top right of the screen you will receive two seeds and not one - thus switching between these Spun Heads at the perfect point in the Spun Cycle could yield you a healthy trove of Spun Points. And that's not to mention the 4 minute double points bonus for 'inspecting' any item in the Shop Maze...

And so to the Coronations. Both coronations were busy and hotly contested. Spunland EU was full of faces familiar and new, there was little evidence of glitching and a pleasing lack of acrimony. Crazy_Dragonus got us started but quickly fell out of the contest as regulars MAXMALO, sam_reynolds01 and Hennryke (in huge robo suit as ever!) seized the crown in quick succession. MalagaBoy21 swept it up as sam_reynolds01 dropped it during the Spun Storm to hunt rabbits on his LMO. The mighty luukhoekstra and Imhokh joined the competitive throng after the first harvest and thus our key competitors were set to thrash out the regal contest. Mandycamp and Nena_bcn staked their claims late in the day, but none could stop sam_reynolds01 take his EU Spuno'ween crown on an incredibly spuntastic 50,960 Spun Points!!!! All Hail! Finally special mention must be made of InSightFz coasting through the air on his Spunalloon!

On the other side of the Great Atlantic it was ringcollector79 who began the contest and tussled with lilmonstersmiler over the Spun Crown before it was snatched by Akina8373 who went on to undoubtedly dominate the match dressed fittingly as a Happy Spunling. For Unspun technical reasons Uncle Spun cannot take pictures while the game is on, which was a particular shame in this case as Akina8373 looked so Spuntastic glitching with her purple crown beneath the huge contest crown and frequently did the Happy Spunling dance as she butchered the spawning Spun Hopper. Many were the other contestants; q7u7tool, sam_reynoldsUS, pizzagirl and ReccaWolf all made great plays only to be beat in the end by abhraham_us who cunningly picked his moment and claimed the crown in the final minutes on 17,045 Spun Points! As he (like others present) was playing in Spuno'ween, Majesty abhram_us won himself the Spuno'ween Crown. All Hail!

Following the contest Spun DeDuke summoned the Angry Duke of Spun to fire some more bouncing spun points at all present, Uncle Spun took off to fetch the Happy Duke - but alas it was not to be, as he found himself spunning alone in the unspun crash void. It seems we cannot have both Dukes following a Coronation, at least not until some changes are made...

Next week, we are going to start the EU contest one hour later than usual due to a request, should anyone object, or wish to suggest an alternative time please do so, otherwise: Tuesday 29th July, Spunland EU 9 - 9.30pm BST and Spunland NA 4 - 4.30pm PDT/ 7 - 7.30pm EDT. Until then Stay Spun!