Community Meeting April 27, 2013

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Beginning this month, the chat logs for the Wastelands Community Meetings will be posted in the Salvaged Times.  The Meetings, hosted by NeoBokrug Elytis (estate owner), are open to all and typically divided into three topics for discussion:  Estate, Game, and Roleplay.  Additional comments and questions pertaining to the topics discussed in this meeting can be posted on the forum when it automatically creates a new thread linking to this article.  Community Meetings are held on the last Saturday of every month at 2:00 PM SLT at the Potato Farm arena in The Wastelands.

 

I. ESTATE

NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay! We’re gunna start! As usual, we talk about estate related things, game related things, and RP related things. Each section is allotted about 20 minutes of discussion time, and usually I just blather on and ask if anyone has any questions or comments.

NeoBokrug Elytis: So we’ll start with estate stuff!

NeoBokrug Elytis: Been a pretty busy stuff on the estate end of things! That sale came and went, as did the occupancy — oof.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: :C

NeoBokrug Elytis: So it was a lot of work to get there and go back to where we were. :(

NeoBokrug Elytis: Not really thrilled about that.

NeoBokrug Elytis: But all you can do is try though!

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): so true

NeoBokrug Elytis: I’ve got a lot of stuff in the empty land populator now, and I still need to update it again with some more recent things.

Zack Vedrina: Oh, Right, I promised I’d retexture my junkypilemabob

NeoBokrug Elytis: When I have time I am going to use the kits from the Heap to build some prefabs of my own.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Speaking of the heap, and kits.

NeoBokrug Elytis: A LOT of stuff has been added in the past two months, so if you haven’t been there in a while, you ought to go over there and check it out again.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!

NeoBokrug Elytis: I have to Add these new things as well

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Does it have Cigi’s freebies yet?

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): yus .. the rocks rock. thx aki

Aki Shichiroji: :D

Dassina Andel: I want to buy some of those trees. >.>

NeoBokrug Elytis: Pandora and Vikki made some new brick walls.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh, awesome!

Zack Vedrina: I should make things!

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): u will just scratch them again dass

tralala Loordes: Ohh beautiful – thanks guys

NeoBokrug Elytis: I still gotta put them on the heap

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Whoooooa, that’s nice as hell…

NeoBokrug Elytis: They are behind me

Dassina Andel: Niiiiice.

Psycho Baroque: very

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): looks great

The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): indeed!

NeoBokrug Elytis: They’re mesh, and I think there’s more textures as well.

Zack Vedrina: Pandy always unwraps them so you can use basic textures anyway =]

NeoBokrug Elytis: Makaio’s sandbags are there

NeoBokrug Elytis: The healers tent is there

NeoBokrug Elytis: Plus a lot of other stuff I can’t think of right now.

NeoBokrug Elytis: So yay for more new things!

Zack Vedrina: \o/

Zack Vedrina: All the new things

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh man, a tent? I will SO fix up the Rustmouth Shelter, then. I’ve been using — shudder — Flatlander stuff.

NeoBokrug Elytis: It’s the healer tent in the JY

NeoBokrug Elytis: That Aki made

Dassina Andel: Good stuff

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): can use it for ur weekend camping trip to burned oaks as well

NeoBokrug Elytis: We’re still working on the orientation area, that’s going to take a while. Essentially whatever spare time we can muster.

NeoBokrug Elytis: And once that is done I think I’ll put the Wastelands back into the destination guide (if they take us again)

NeoBokrug Elytis: Aside from that, any questions or comments about estate stuff?

Dassina Andel: Nope.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): nuh

NeoBokrug Elytis: In one week we’ll be having Temptest Fest! Which is the big celebration for the season of Violent Winds!

 

II.  GAME

NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to game stuff then!

NeoBokrug Elytis: Anyways!  Lots of minor game updates this week.  I mean month

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh ho?

NeoBokrug Elytis: I updated the salvage masheen. It has flavor text and works like Aeg.

Dassina Andel: And is DAMN funny

Aposiopesis Fullstop: And sometimes a little unsettling.

NeoBokrug Elytis: So it’s faster to use, and less of a pain in the butt.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i always thought the masheen was very serious business

Aposiopesis Fullstop: It nettles us a little as well, too, I suppose.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): it is not

Dassina Andel: Just having it hand items back to you instead of having to pick the crap back up is so nice.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Also you’ve got less than a week to use up your classic salvage.

Zack Vedrina: HOLY FUCKING SHI!

Aposiopesis Fullstop: And yeah, I agree — it’s weird how wacky the new machine is.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Amusing, but weird.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Otherwise it’s only useable for Joseph

Aki Shichiroji: oh salvage. i have so much of you. :X

Dassina Andel: Joseph is a great way to get Trader Scrit pieces for old salvage, too

NeoBokrug Elytis: With those two changes, the devs also decided to publish a list of what’s craftable at each location (Aeg or the masheen)

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yaaaaay, at last. haha

Zack Vedrina: Oh good, more things i can’t figure out :3

NeoBokrug Elytis: You can find those lists at their respective articles on the wiki

Dassina Andel: Again, a HUGE thank you for that. Or I would have spent endless hours trying still to figure out how to make a Cannon Stock.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: lawl

NeoBokrug Elytis: It doesn’t say how to make it, or what the bv is, or anything other than the item and a location.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: But you can learn BV from the Press library.

tralala Loordes: That was a major assist – thanks Devs

Dassina Andel: BTW, Press Salvage Library needs updating bigtime. >.>

NeoBokrug Elytis: It’s probably going to be moved into the wiki.  When time allows

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Press everything needs updating… I am a bad person. :C

The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): and I need to work less overtime :(

Sandling Honey: It did amaze me that there were no hidden gems left in the list that were simply never heard/seen before ‘at all’.

NeoBokrug Elytis: When I updated the masheen I did something that broke the buzzards.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah me too

Zack Vedrina: The Heap

The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): near the Junkyard landing hub/spot

NeoBokrug Elytis: There’s also an alternate way to craft Glu now at Doktor Aeg, so you don’t need to use all your chemical A.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: I’ve had no takers for my WL freebie clothing donation drive whatever thing, so…. no help there, sorry.

NeoBokrug Elytis: It’s a kind of painfully obvious recipe.

Dassina Andel: You ALWAYS say that. :P

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): but we don’t have bones or little ponies .. there’s no other ways to make glu

Sandling Honey: (hint, it’s not 3 x Ripper Pistol)

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha

Dassina Andel: WL: Shoulder Pads, anyone? :D

NeoBokrug Elytis: For those of you who have put on the HUD in the past two days — I am going to start making use of the “announcement” feature there.

Zack Vedrina: I had noticed it trying to get me involved in WL: Pyramid Scheme :3

NeoBokrug Elytis: For now it’ll be reminders about the referral program.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Well. Some people have been having problems paying tier. I got land available. One sale of the smallest plot about 6 weeks of tier for a resident.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): it will pop in every 15 minutes in the center of ur vision and me u unable to control ur avatar before solving a little puzzle, while that ur ava will run 10 meters in a random direction. have fun at fn

NeoBokrug Elytis: I don’t know why people don’t take advantage of the problem

Aposiopesis Fullstop: /me is fucking poor, is why

NeoBokrug Elytis: It’s like the sale all the time for new people.

Zack Vedrina: /me has poor friends

Aposiopesis Fullstop: If I had the money to buy land, I’d buy land all over the place.

Masaka Miliandrovic: me too, Apo

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i have a solution .. u give me all ur little money and i buy the land

Aposiopesis Fullstop: lawl

Zack Vedrina: I only has land here because someone was dropping theirs for the price of a week’s rent =[

NeoBokrug Elytis: I am almost done with some new stuff for the game. These are some pretty big changes. Gutter and I are going to finish it this weekend. :)

tralala Loordes: Could we not have fundraiser events to assist residents who have trouble with tier

GutterBlood Spoonhammer: yay

NeoBokrug Elytis: tralala: Those donation plates

NeoBokrug Elytis: If you make the event and put it on the calendar I will announce it

tralala Loordes: But we don’t always know who is in trouble till they leave

Dassina Andel: You have to put down a donation plate for each parcel you have, correct?

NeoBokrug Elytis: That’s some sort of strange privacy issue too. I really don’t share who has how much tier with other people.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Some people don’t want to bother others about it.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Das: Yes

Dassina Andel: Poop. :(

Dassina Andel: But I can see the reason why

NeoBokrug Elytis: But yea, gutter and I will finish what we’re working on — then a couple days of testing — then hopefully it’ll get released.

NeoBokrug Elytis: After probably a day’s worth of documentation writing.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Is it going to be new stuff, or “things fundamentally work different now” thing. :/

GutterBlood Spoonhammer: oh the krak….

GutterBlood Spoonhammer: whoops

GutterBlood Spoonhammer: no!

NeoBokrug Elytis: There’s a minor hint on the game update thread on the forums.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Apo: yes to new thing being different

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Uh…

NeoBokrug Elytis: It doesn’t change old things

Dassina Andel: /me still has secret hope for the WL: Hot Knife.

NeoBokrug Elytis: But it’s something that’s different

NeoBokrug Elytis: Any questions about game stuff?

Dassina Andel: Yeah, did Crate Radiation get “beefed” up in the past month or so?

NeoBokrug Elytis: No

NeoBokrug Elytis: Also, aside from the thing gutter and I are working on — Sandusky and I are working on another thing too.

Dassina Andel: Because twice now, I’ve lost over 50% health, and still kept loosing it, even when the health number went green

NeoBokrug Elytis: Strange

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Even as an accidental consequence of the other changes?

Zack Vedrina: It hasn’t been doing that to me Das

Dassina Andel: And, still can’t see the Radiation DoT in my HUD icons

tralala Loordes: Does that to me too

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i been dying of food poisoning lately

RockinAngel: happens with food too

RockinAngel: i ate two legs and i logged out and back i was on 30 %

NeoBokrug Elytis: I’ll make note to look into it.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): like .. actually from 90% down to very low or even 0%

Dassina Andel: I’ll echo what CC said

Psycho Baroque: BV7+ poisoned food kills

NeoBokrug Elytis: Huh.

NeoBokrug Elytis: Well that ain’t right. I wonder what LL changed.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i knew it .. they try to kill us

Dassina Andel: Yeah, I stopped eating non-cooked food entirely, because I’d end up dying from it from full health when poisoned

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): gourmet manimal

Zack Vedrina: I noticed some food wasn’t boosting my hunger last week

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): do u use dishes too dass?

Dassina Andel: Yeah, made from mutant skulls. ^.~

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i don’t believe you

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): there’s too few of them, can count them with one hand and tell when one is missing

NeoBokrug Elytis: Hah

NeoBokrug Elytis: Any more questions about game stuff?

Dassina Andel: Aside from Attack of the Killer Frut, could we have some Archery Practice someday?

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): did someone figure the long pole yet?

Zack Vedrina: It was hanging down my pants leg all along

Dassina Andel: /me facepaws >.<

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): not the small animal bone

Aposiopesis Fullstop: HEY!  *rimshot*

The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): Dass: someday. i simply do not have the time to host anything these days

Dassina Andel: No worries, just curious.

tralala Loordes: I haven’t figured it out Cc – everything BUT that

NeoBokrug Elytis: The devs wanna do a lot of stuff, but time simply isn’t on our side.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): do the cloning

Zack Vedrina: I wish there was a way to practice with the bow without using up arrows

Aposiopesis Fullstop: We should all file for art grants or some shit. :P

NeoBokrug Elytis: LOL ART GRANTS

tralala Loordes: Kickstarter.com

NeoBokrug Elytis: I think The Wastelands is too niche for a kickstarter.

Dassina Andel: I’m good on game issues myself.

EDM1 (vaarda.donogal): Wastelanders could apply to be a protected minority.

tralala Loordes: haha

Masaka Miliandrovic: or endangered species

Dassina Andel: And here is where I just shut up.

Sandling Honey: Time to draw weapons!

Sandling Honey: ;)

 

III. ROLEPLAY

NeoBokrug Elytis: Movin’ on to the RP stuff — Open floor for everyone!

Aposiopesis Fullstop: I’ve got something up my sleeve… but very much no time, lately. So we’ll see how it turns out. :/

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i noticed some little episodes spreading throughout the estate

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): harvey been sending out couple of new guys to other residents

Masaka Miliandrovic: Sam and Harvey are cooking up something

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh yeah.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): was shot before killing one of them last time we met, he was smart enough to notice the signs

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Marko says there’s some real asshole named Callow who was causing trouble back at his and Sam’s old place.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: They got him locked up, last i heard, but…

Masaka Miliandrovic: really, Apo?

Masaka Miliandrovic: ((must discuss IC))

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Aye. He fucked up Kaya pretty good, too, so the guy’s not just keeping it personal with Marco and Sam.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: *Marko

Aposiopesis Fullstop: But, it’s been a bit since I’ve heard. Maybe he’s still locked up. Maybe he broke out. Maybe he got someone to LET him out.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): maybe he died of hunger cause someone lost the keys ha ha

Aposiopesis Fullstop: So look out for scrawny old guys with tattoos over their eyes.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Well, maybe not REAL old. But not just some kid either.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: I ain’t seen him.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): any news of the botans? haven’t seen them in a wile

Zack Vedrina: That sounds like that guy what loiters in Somni Trencat

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, Zack?

Zack Vedrina: Actually, maybe not. He’s not scrawny

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hmm. Maybe I heard wrong, though. I just know he wasn’t some big powerhouse of a man or nothing, even though he was apparently a big goddamn deal back there.

Zack Vedrina: Probably not the same fella then

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i got something else .. with tabletop group playing shadowrun rpg on Sundays, were looking for additional payers, if ur interested don’t hesitate letting me know

Dassina Andel: Okay, you have my attention now, CC. :D

NeoBokrug Elytis: About CCs tabletop: It’s fucking fun! Consider playing!

Aposiopesis Fullstop: I haven’t seen those Botans around for a while, either — but they’re probably up to something. Hopefully the guy in Ashvasta hasn’t killed off those Botans that live there, too.

Dassina Andel: What Edition?

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): we play 3rd edition

Dassina Andel: 3rd I can get down with

NeoBokrug Elytis: 5 minutes left!

Aposiopesis Fullstop: OH! I had a question I forgot about.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Are we gonna get Juvenile Cinder Beetles back again sometime, maybe?

NeoBokrug Elytis: Maybe, but since they’re similar to buzzards, and those are broke — not until buzzards get fixed.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Well, yeah. But Buzzards had been out earlier this year, but I hadn’t seen a single Beetle.

Dassina Andel: Those little fuckers were hard to hit

Dassina Andel: The beetles, that is

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Good source of noms, though!

Aposiopesis Fullstop: …And easier to hit than those fuckbedamned larvae.

Dassina Andel: Never saw larva

Aposiopesis Fullstop: YOU ARE LUCKY THEN. D:

tralala Loordes: fast and deadly

Aposiopesis Fullstop: And they make THE WORST SOUND.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): u don’t see them, u just suddenly feel the pain

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Well, okay, Brominites might be worse.

Aposiopesis Fullstop: BUT STILL

Dassina Andel: Might be? :D

Zack Vedrina: I saw a crab wandering along the fissure once

Aposiopesis Fullstop: When you’ve had a tiny larva you didn’t even see chomping you to death, making you bleed out in seconds — with these CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP sounds all the while… one does tend to be very alarmed.

EDM1 (vaarda.donogal): Sounds like something from ‘Tremors’ or ‘Screamers’

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah! That crab is cool. …It has a name and I forgot it. ._.

Dassina Andel: The crab in the Fissure is just for show

NeoBokrug Elytis: Know those honey coated larvae?

NeoBokrug Elytis: Those  Except alive and munchy

Aposiopesis Fullstop: Only alive.  And bitey.

Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): YUM YUM YUUUM!

NeoBokrug Elytis: See you all in Stygian for War Zone.

((Editor’s Note:  Community Meetings are held on the last Saturday of every month at 2:00 PM SLT at the Potato Farm arena in The Wastelands.))