The story of the slot machine, in the words of the Italian author Amile Cartier: “A woman once won a slot machine in a cafe. She put coins into the mouth of the machine, expecting that it would give her winnings. It didn’t. And so she kept trying, but to no avail.” The story is told to illustrate the perils of gambling with luck, and how slot machines reward dependence and complacency.
Some slot players have learned to be immune to this psychological barrier, and can win without a fear of loss. Others succumb to the natural anxiety that comes from being involved with money matters, and develop an obsessive compulsive disorder over figuring out which machine is next to pay out. Those afflicted with such symptoms should seek professional help, and not rely on the old saying, La suprema e non dispone! (Whatever you do, don’t dispense anything to me). In these cases, the slot nuove gratis senza scaricare may be the only cure.
The Italian author’s real problem is that the story is fictional. In her world, the only slot machine that pays out is the one with the highest winning percentage. And that’s off-putting to some who want more out of life. In Cartier’s world, it is the slot that pays out, regardless of who wins or loses. And there are no prizes for second place. So why does she continue to play?
The answer lies in Cartier’s ownership of the Lotro game, and the fact that she has access to one of only two known artifacts that allow her to access the powerful artifacts therein: the LotRO game disk and the “ognizione nostra” (inherited property of the Queen of the Stone) – an ancient Amulet of Mailai. These two objects enable her to access a virtually inaccessible portion of the game, one that only the Queen knows about. By winning a jackpot prize from the “ognizione nostra” slot machine, she can win the house she lives in, and use the power of the jewels contained within to remodel her home. And if she is lucky enough to win the “pensa gratia” slot machine prize, then she will gain access to the secret portions of the hoard of the game’s powerful artifacts.
Cartier’s years of owning the LotRO game means that she has a great many memories attached to her time spent playing the game. Her earliest memory is of being instructed by Leifrin to use a “ring biding” strategy to beat her rivals at the “ring biding” competition. Though it is not possible for us to know what those strategies were or whether they actually worked, Cartier’s voice is heard urging her to use her skills to win instead of her competitors’. This means that Cartier has played the game more times than we can count, and she has learned more about the game than we can, too. This knowledge is what allows her to defeat Goltz in their first encounter in Aion: The Tower of Eternity.
If it weren’t for the fact that the game requires a lot of precision to play well, there would be little reason for any of this lore about Cartier. But it is apparent that she does have a talent for the slot machines that she plays. In Aion she uses her inherited talent to beat Goltz at the “Macchinette” slot machine. At the end of the game, Cartier expresses feelings about not winning the jackpot prize for Macchinette, but she realizes that her rival is just having a bad day. And then, without saying a word, she ends up leaving the game. This is where the game really starts to take on its mythology elements, because after she leaves, Goltz comes back, not wanting to lose again.
This leads him and his two partners, Jofel and Yul, to enter the Nel’s Tower of Eternity slot machine, where they encounter two giants, Lord Nel and Lady Nel. They are intent on winning the jackpot prize, but Lord Nel and Lady Nel are also determined to kill them. As a result, the giants manage to get inside the tower and then they fight the three of them. Meanwhile, Cartier manages to beat the giants and wins the slot machine prize.
In the end, it appears that Cartier managed to beat Yul and Jofel, since he was the slot machine expert that they had hired to play the game. Lady Nel and Lord Nel were killed by Lady Nel’s lover, Quedo Che, though in the novel itself, Quedo che didn’t actually kill them. However, he managed to steal their winning numbers and so ends up getting sentenced to death in the novel. If you have ever read about the mystery behind the con una e notte, then you will definitely appreciate the story line of the Yacht Club Games.