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Six Packs
Six packs
Six Packs to go!
Six-packs are bought while you are online but consumed after you log off. After buying one or more six packs the server will feed your 'virtual self' six-packs at a rate of one per hour starting between 1 and 2 hours after you log off. The main purpose of drinking six packs offline is to give yourself a head start on your next purple heart (next time you log in).
To buy a six pack just look for the 'Buy 6-Packs' link on the game tab just above the beer list pulldown box. This link will only appear when your beer glass is empty. To sell six packs you must check the box next to each of your labels on the 'My label' page.
About Six Packs
  1. Buying a six pack will grant you an instant raffle ticket (if you are active in the pub)
  2. Buying a six pack has no effect on your label limit.
  3. Six packs cost less then 6 separate beers at $20 beer money each
  4. If you don't have enough beer money you can use $20 brew money
  5. Brewers have to 'opt-in' to sell six packs, brewers get $20 brew money for each six pack sold (less brew money per beer)
  6. Six packs are consumed while you are off line and can keep your drunk status up even while you are not playing
Six Pack Example
The server now keeps track of how drunk you are around the clock. This will be best explained with an example. Let's say that I have scrounged up enough beer money to buy 10 six packs and I log off the game at midnight. Between 1 and 2 hours after I log off the server will 'consume' one six pack on my behalf and another every hour after that. So by 9:00 the next morning I will have drunk about 8 six packs overnight.
Purple heart
When I wake up and log in at 9 the next morning, the server will recognize that I have consumed 8x6=48 beers overnight and will 'credit' me that amount toward a purple heart in the pub. If something comes up and I don't log in that morning but wait until 9 that evening instead, the server will take that into account too... I lose 6 beers of purple heart 'credit' for every hour that passes without cosuming a six pack. So 9 PM is 20 hours after I started drinking 6 packs... for the first 10 hours I had 6 beers credited per hour and for the next 10 hours I had 6 beers subtracted from that credit each hour... so at 9PM I am completely sober and earning a purple heart will have to be done the old fashioned way, one beer at a time. Note that there is no long lasting credit for beers that you drink in the pub... when you log off then they no longer count toward your purple heart and you have to start over, this is unchanged. For more information on purple hearts see our Pub Floor post.
The strategy
The best way to use six-packs to unlock ingredients and get purple hearts is to figure out when you are going to log in next. If it's 3 hours from now, then try to have about 3 six packs working when you log off. If you plan to log off for the night and may not play again for 12-15 hours then try have 15 six packs saved up. As a rule of thumb always try to log off with the same number of six packs as the number of hours you plan to be offline. By using this strategy you will log back in near the point that you are already at maximum drunkedness and it will make getting purple hearts in the pub a whole lot easier.
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