Community Meeting: July 25, 2020

Below is a short summary of the latest Community Meeting, followed by its chat logs – which have been gently edited for formatting, to put questions and answers in bold for easy skimming, and to omit greetings and farewells and other such asides.  Meetings are hosted by Estate owner NeoBokrug Elytis at 2:00 pm on the last Saturday of every month at The Potato Farm in The Wastelands, and the discussion is typically divided into three main topics: Estate, Game, and Roleplay & Events.  Everyone is welcome to attend!


LAND:
➳ Though we were very close to the occupancy goal last month, occupancy has significantly declined this month, bringing us back to where we were in February.
➳ Major cost-saving changes to the Estate are under consideration again.
➳ Work continues on the Visitor Center and the Burnt Oak rebuild.
➳ The major news Neo teased at the last meeting is still in limbo.
➳ Neo has tweaked the physics shapes of some of the dunes in The Sand Seas, where teleports were not working as required.
➳ A new EEP-powered Windlight day cycle is still being planned – but is on hold until Firestorm supports EEP.
➳ Afterward, Neo still plans to build on that day cycle to give it enhanced EEP effects for HUDded players or people who’ve opted into the Experience: moon phases, weather, and other phenomena.

GAME:
Wild Plants:
➳ The Wild Plants system has seen a lot of feature creep, mostly relating to how their loot would be distributed.
➳ Some rewards for harvesting a plant may have an expiration date: if not used immediately, or preserved in some in-game way, they will become inedible wilted trash.
➳ This wilted trash would itself be a resource, however.
➳ This would normally be supported by a database backend, but that creates an additional point of failure, so Neo is working on a way to have the loot distribution handled in a different way.
➳ Loot would instead attach to your avatar, and you would have to Detach it to put it into your inventory.
➳ Food could be preserved via salt harvested from rocks in North Yard.
Miscellaneous:
➳ Worried about being attacked during a Potion Quest since it’s driven by a HUD instead of a visible attachment?  Consider signaling that you’re questing with a different attachment instead.
➳ The two new weapons mentioned in January may be rewards for the new Burnt Oak quest.
➳ The game will have about an hour of downtime due to database maintenance in the early morning hours of August 7.
Public Recipes:
➳ The recipe for the Fire King’s Fang has still not been figured out; Neo is considering making it – and other recipes – public.
➳ Discussion followed about the difficulty of figuring out the recipes made through Aeg in general, since it’s often unclear how many items a recipe uses in the first place.
➳ Ideas include making all recipes public after a certain amount of time, implementing recipes that can be discovered through gameplay, or clues about recipe components that are discovered through gameplay.

ROLEPLAY & EVENTS:
➳ The Rondyvoo, an all-day, semi-in-character trading festival, will take place on either August 15 or 22, hopefully featuring a salvage auction, fistfights, drinking contest, varmint hunt, weird beard contest, storytelling, and more.  If you want a stall to trade a “character-made” item, let Apo know!
➳ BlackWidow Sinister is considering making a gallery of snapshots of crates that spawn in strange places.
➳ Mutant Drum Circles still take place every Monday at 6pm, and the next RP edition will take place on Monday the 3rd.
➳ The next Barrelhead Bazaar will take place on Saturday, August 1 at 11am.
➳ Booze & Blather casual RP hangouts happen every Thursday at 6pm.
➳ Want to host an event?  Let Neo know the event details by Wednesday night and he’ll add it to the announcements!


 

I. THE ESTATE

NeoBokrug Elytis: Welcome! As per the usual, we’ll discuss the three main aspects of the estate: land, game, RP& events; with time for questions in between.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Last month I said that we had met our goal that I put out in november, and that we should try to sustain that goal for a while before I felt confident about it. Boy did we have a very BIG slide back. As it stands now we are not currently meeting that goal. So options for making significant changes the estate are still on the table.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: 🙁
NeoBokrug Elytis: We had a small bit of a rebound, but literally within the first week it was all downhill.
BlackWidow Sinister: sheesh
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): ugh
NeoBokrug Elytis: Work is still being done on the Visitor Center and Burnt Oak.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Visitor Center looks so rad so far.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The really neat secret that may happen, is still in a state of may happen.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Well that’s good
NeoBokrug Elytis: Not much to say in terms of land or estate stuff really!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Limbo! But better than a no, I guess, whatever it is?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): we like neat secrets
NeoBokrug Elytis: The fact that it is in limbo, is actually quite a positive. Otherwise it would be a hard no. 🙂
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Aha!
NeoBokrug Elytis: This kind of is half land, half game topic — I have been tinkering with The Sand Seas to fix a couple dunes that are the wrong physics shapes. That cause the moon jumpin suspension on teleports.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): YAY
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think most are knocked out, but I am always eager to get coodrinates of where things aren’t right still
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ahhh, is that why that happened…
BlackWidow Sinister: I have not had it happen on the layers
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): did it help with the falling under the dunes thing too?
NeoBokrug Elytis: And while I didn’t mention it last month, the cave bits in fort stygian were moved to the dark layer. Which caused a problem with a potion quest, which since has been resolved this month.
NeoBokrug Elytis: IDK Cc, I have not had that happen in a while. At least reports of it.
NeoBokrug Elytis: That may have contributed to it.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): we will see than
BlackWidow Sinister: I have not fallen into a Dune at all
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am still waiting on Firestorm to adopt EEP before I work on estate wide windlight.
Aposiopesis Fullstop gets out the cattle prod.
NeoBokrug Elytis: That’s about it for land stuff. Any questions?
Dexter Bogdanovich waits for FS too
Aposiopesis Fullstop: How far short of the occupancy goal are we?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): the EEP windlight thing you want to do, that’s connected to the HUD? And so if you are HUDed you get no choice of enviro settings?
NeoBokrug Elytis: We’re probably all the way back to February in terms of progress. Nov to Feb was a big surge to get there. Feb to June was a bunch of slow growth.
NeoBokrug Elytis: EEP windlights at the estate level will give a “general” windlight setting.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): oh ok, if I understand that, that’s good.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The stuff I want to do with the HUD or better, anyone opted into the experience, is to apply weather and long-scale time effects.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): ah
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): and spooky death
NeoBokrug Elytis: Like moon phases, daily weather, etc.
BlackWidow Sinister: Rain!!!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I like it, I’m just curious if I can change it if I want to
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): rain? what is that?
NeoBokrug Elytis: With the EEP viewer, you can always override it.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell) nods
NeoBokrug Elytis: No one is ever locked into it.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Good because my one eye is really bad in the dark.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: So it’ll be sorta like the cave darkness: you can always just switch to Midday if you don’t want to mess with torches or other lights or whatever?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha
NeoBokrug Elytis: Right
Aposiopesis Fullstop: (Though you might miss out on some of the intended experience.)
NeoBokrug Elytis: Exactly.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Especially for quests.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): it helps with building tho to be able to switch on the light haha
BlackWidow Sinister: I have a windlight, it always over rides the Local one if I tell it to
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any other questions about estate stuff?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha, it’s like when you’re starting a horror game and you get the option to calibrate the gamma until something is only barely visible.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: “Naaaaah, let’s just make that thing SUPER OBVIOUS; I got all my heart palpitations reading the news.”
NeoBokrug Elytis: Heh
Mayo von Schrott (myotis.draconia): I wish horror games had an option to scroll down and read the comments
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Comments sections are the scariest places of all.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to game stuff them!


II. THE GAME

NeoBokrug Elytis: Wild plants has the most feature creep ever. The more I work on it, the more I kind of creep up on features.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I have been mostly playing with experimental ideas, in terms of distributing loot without a database backend.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Gah.
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): looooot
NeoBokrug Elytis: For instance, I would like some wild plant rewards to have an expiration date. So that unless you use them immediately or do something to preserve them, they would just become wilted trash — which in itself is a resource of a sort.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The fine line between dinner and compost!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): mmm wilted greens
BlackWidow Sinister: Wilted Trash!! YES
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I used to play bass for Wilted Trash.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Typically to do that, you would need to log every reward in a database, and have a mechanism for accounting for that.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hahha
Ντέστινι Μάιλς (destini.miles): time related idea, sounds great
NeoBokrug Elytis: But in testing, I think I’ve come up with a rather round-about way of doing it inworld. You won’t get loot offers the traditional way.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Instead they’ll attach to you, then detach right into your inventory.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: !
Verity Goodnight: :O
BlackWidow Sinister: Leech Offers
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): EPE
Verity Goodnight: I am imagining buzzard meat attaching to our faces
NeoBokrug Elytis: ANd even getting there, beyond the strange permissions issues I’ve run into — I think it’s do-able. Just very round-about. SO I am going to need solid logging.
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): leeeeech
Memory Harker: Leech buzzards!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): ohh .. like the one time nick fell onto a spike flower and it attatched itself to his face?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): haha
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha naw, I’d probably just have the crate attach to your left hand or something as you pick it up and open it.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Is that something you can test out small-scale before putting it in the Wild Plants system?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am using work alt for it.
Ντέστινι Μάιλς (destini.miles): well at least we still can hold a weapon at the same time
NeoBokrug Elytis: Right now getting the mechanics done requires at least three different elements, two at best.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The same thing will go for meat when that’s a harvest-able thing. Better salt or smoke it quick.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Or cook it.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Meeeeeeat….
Memory Harker: *makes gote* I mean, NOTE, makes NOTE
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): WL: Salt?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): im just thinking wild here. but .. could it be animated to open up the crate when you pick it up? maybe in different ways depending if you hold a weapon or not?
NeoBokrug Elytis: So in summary, I have mostly been working on quest stuff, testing new ideas, trying to work around SL limits.
NeoBokrug Elytis: WL: Salt is something I’ve always wanted to do. Harvestable from rocks in Nordy Hard.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): !!!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: What’s the advantage of avoiding the database-based solution? There already IS a database anyway, right?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ooh!
NeoBokrug Elytis: The DB is a point of failure. For the past maybe 5 years I have always tried to keep stuff in SL.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ahhh, true.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The only use for the DB is Tier, and Trader trades (that requires too much logic for tiny LSL scripts.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Then if things fail, it’s because of SL, and not me. 😛
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): interesting db!!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Does SL fail I didn’t know that.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha
NeoBokrug Elytis: I honestly don’t like using SL to make outside DB calls. Primarily because that can just fail on it’s own. There was a rash of that a couple months ago.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): wash your hands in the blood of the innocents .. or something like that
NeoBokrug Elytis: “Cool, everything is broken”
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh yeaaaaah. That was pants.
Wasteland Drifter (wastelanddrifter): VERY COOL
NeoBokrug Elytis: Supergreen
BlackWidow Sinister: When you had to turn off the game?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha yeah, and that was just because REZZING shit was broken.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any questions about game stuff?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: So, whether it’s DB-based or SL-based, SL itself has to not be acting like a wad, regardless. But if it’s DB-based, BOTH SL *and* the DB have to be working right at the time.
BlackWidow Sinister: Yes. On the mushroom task we carry the mushroom bag. Could we have a potion Vial to carry on the Potion Task?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Right. And uptime on my end is really good.
BlackWidow Sinister: The Vial is in game
NeoBokrug Elytis: But sometimes there’s downtime
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): is there ever like, standard maintenance downtime?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I opted for a HUD on that one instead of a bag.
NeoBokrug Elytis: There will be maintenance on August 7th for about an hour.
NeoBokrug Elytis: At some early hour.
BlackWidow Sinister: Just thought it would be cool to have one to carry and then people would know you are doing the task.
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): noted re August 7
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I can see a visible vial being good: maybe you don’t want to fight someone who’s on a quest, because you’re just a big softie like that.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): to encourage snipers?
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): ^^^
Aposiopesis Fullstop: But, yeah, could also have the opposite effect, too. 😉
BlackWidow Sinister: Nods at Apo
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Or maybe you want to push someone with a Vial down some stairs.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha
Memory Harker: hahahaha Great minds ALSO think dissimilarly.
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): XD
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think most quests from here on our will just be mini-huds
Aposiopesis Fullstop: There could also just be a community-made solution for that. Make our own, non-game-made indicator: a flag or rag or an armband or something you wear when questing.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): you could always attatch a flask of dirty water .. for the feel of it
NeoBokrug Elytis: For me, there’s the benefit in not worrying about certain things.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And what Cc said, haha
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): You could use the collectible vial
BlackWidow Sinister: The Potion Vial was part of one of the holiday gifts
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): that
BlackWidow Sinister: I think Last Christmas?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): do it
NeoBokrug Elytis: Seven hundred years ago
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer) loads pipe rifle .. slowly
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any other questions about game stuff?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: How ’bout those new weapons you mentioned a long time ago?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I have admittingly been holding on to them intentionally as a possible quest reward for the new quest.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ahhhh.
NeoBokrug Elytis: There’s no big reward planned since it’s mostly to tell a story.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And the weapons aren’t super special. One is low tier, one is mid-tier.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Still – new things!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Indeed.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: You could put some new scrap in the spawn that isn’t even used in a recipe, and I’d be eager to find it. 😀
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): If it’s a WL: Pipe you can hit with I will use nothing else ever.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha, yessss.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): be careful with claims like that
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): This is why I have alts 😉
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i see
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): damn i hope for a weapon made from sandworm teeth one day
NeoBokrug Elytis: I should probably make the Fire Kings fang a public recipe at this point. No one has figured itou.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Still tinkering with the Critter updates idea?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I’ve tried
BlackWidow Sinister: we all tried over and over I still have an idea
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Gah, I still don’t have a Femur!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am always tinkering with many things.
Dexter Bogdanovich: i spent days to find out fkf recipe. no result.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Is there a hint you can give, versus just the total reveal?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Nah.
Dexter Bogdanovich: several recipes were spammed by assholes. what about making all recipes public?
NeoBokrug Elytis: First I have to remember it, I am sure it’s buried in some text files someplace
NeoBokrug Elytis: I may put that up to a vote after talk with the devs about it for the 2875045th time
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is… a sensitive topic.
Dexter Bogdanovich nods
Dexter Bogdanovich: its unfair situation actually
NeoBokrug Elytis: Elaborate.
Dexter Bogdanovich: some know what was spammed. others dont. also its very hard for new players to get into recipes
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I think making all recipes public is a bad idea. Information is valuable, and also fun to pursue.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think that’s a fair point.
Dexter Bogdanovich: its a 2 sided thing
NeoBokrug Elytis: whispers: THe system I personally want to adopt is:
NeoBokrug Elytis: The system I personally want to adopt is:
Aposiopesis Fullstop: That puzzle-solving element is a large part of the game, to me. It’s not just “get resources > make weapon > hit people with weapon” but “get resources > figure something out > make weapon > hit people with weapon.”
NeoBokrug Elytis: Anything that’s over a year old become public.
Verity Goodnight: Oh yeah, that might be nice
NeoBokrug Elytis: Anything knew is secreted.
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon) rifles thru a stack of papers.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): That seams reasonable
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): 😛
Aposiopesis Fullstop: But…. that’s everything, because you don’t put out new weapons?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Or other craftables, much.
Verity Goodnight: I don’t fight, I only hoard things and…forget to make things out of them
NeoBokrug Elytis: But we’re 14 years old.
Dexter Bogdanovich: publishing what is older then a year sounds good. thats how good software should be^^
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): well with wild plants might come new stuff i figured
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): finding out recipes is a good way for a new person to engage with people in the community, but that’s not always something people want to talk about either
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Right. There was the whole redux thing where the recipes got refreshed, and I can see people not wanting to go THAT route, either.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Indeed. And EXP plays a factor now.
Ντέστινι Μάιλς (destini.miles): May I make a comment about recipies?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Sure
NeoBokrug Elytis: From what I see though, new players are frustrated by not knowing how to make things.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): thing is. with the introduction of eag the possible number of combination just explodet
Ντέστινι Μάιλς (destini.miles): in the old system , I was working hours and hours and I had results
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): figuring 3 part recipes at the masheen was doable
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): figuring 2-5 part recipes in 2 places is .. nasty at best
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah – I think the “combinations of 3” is something we can figure out through trial and error; “combinations of anywhere between 1 and 6, good luck,” is not.
Ντέστινι Μάιλς (destini.miles): After the new system came , I coudn’t fins a since receipy
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): if you have no idea on how to get started its very hard to get an idea how to do it
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I think if everything were just combos of 3, that’d be better. It’s also hard to EXPLAIN to people.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hmm maybe make public the Masheen recipes but keep most of Aeg’s stuff a secret?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think people know how to start playing the game. Getting over the recipe hump is hard.
Dexter Bogdanovich: hanging for days at aeg and trying out combinations of up to 5 items without effort is demotivating.
Dexter Bogdanovich: 🙂
Memory Harker agrees with what Dexter said, just *intuitively* …
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): its a tricky thing. it has its value. and its so rewarding to figure something out as a first
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): but its very hard and crushing too
NeoBokrug Elytis: Making it time based in some form is the easiest. I have always wanted to develop a game where people could find out recipes, but there’s no way to make sure it didn’t give them soemthing they already knew.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Maybe 1 year for non-weapons, 18 months for weapons.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The masheen ones are the ones that a motivated player COULD figure out. The Aeg ones are just… overcomplicated? I’d rather see them be made differently, in a more achievable way, than see all the recipes divulged.
NeoBokrug Elytis: With a nice disclaimer about spoilers.
Dexter Bogdanovich: that sounds best to me atm.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I tell frustrated players to RP with people, because I know you guys and gals will share something for some good RP.
BlackWidow Sinister: If everyone can make everything why have a store?
NeoBokrug Elytis: But some people are just quiet, or don’t want to RP.
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): my eexperience has been that everyone is willing to give hints – making it fun to figure things out
Ντέστινι Μάιλς (destini.miles): maybe instead of having recipes with 5 componers , have more with more stages of making
Dexter Bogdanovich: btw, wrong bv sums are bad too^^
NeoBokrug Elytis: More stages equals more one use parts. Right now we have a lot of that, and I want to avoid it. Three item recipes have big limitations.
Angharad Greggan: Another option could be clues – you could use some scrap to get a clue to a recipe!
BlackWidow Sinister: I like that idea
BlackWidow Sinister: instead of making them public have clues
NeoBokrug Elytis: Like I said, that’s something I would rather make — but that in and of itself is a gigantic project.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): maybe clues could be found in crates
Rax Stooge: blues clues
NeoBokrug Elytis: What if you already knew the clue Irk. Empty crate
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): thems the breaks
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Trade the clue to someone who wants it.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Not much more empty that Wires 😉
Dexter Bogdanovich: crates with full recipes even. when they go public, you may find them in a crate
Verity Goodnight: That would be nice 😀
NeoBokrug Elytis: In essence, it’s a complicated topic.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): yeah
Dexter Bogdanovich nods
NeoBokrug Elytis: I don’t think there’s an answer that will make everyone happy.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): well thats not much different from public by default. when there out, there out
NeoBokrug Elytis: But it’s worth doing something about.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Even if it makes people unhappy.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): true
NeoBokrug Elytis: Because the way it is now, again, isn’t quite fair.
Maurice Magic: Personally as a new player. There is a lot I have to learn and I am taking baby steps. I don;t want all the answers. Yet I realize I need to read. Some of my mistakes have been hilarious, yet I know I will not make the same mistake twice. On the other hand I respect the older players..I will address them as the elders and dont mind going to get some things I need as I learn about what it is that I am salvaging.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): there will never be the perfect solution
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I just think the puzzle-solving element is an important element. The Aeg puzzles are just… from a mathematical perspective, that is too many combinations; you don’t even know how many things to put down. Masheened things seem mostly fine.
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): This is a good discussion though. It’s good to hear your thoughts. 🙂 Like Neo said, the Devs have talked about it many times.
NeoBokrug Elytis: With that, we’re getting low on time. I think we should open up the floor for RP and Events discussion.


III. THE ROLEPLAY

Aposiopesis Fullstop: The Rondyvoo will take place probably either August 18 or 22 – awaiting some info about a potential performer! It’s an all-day, mostly-in-character event with a salvage auction, fistfights, a weird-beard contest, drinking contest, storytelling, and then some. I can share last year’s info notecard if you want to know more – and if you already know you’ll want a trading stall, let me know and I’ll send one along! 😀
NeoBokrug Elytis: I have another performer to add to the list possibly
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oho?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I’ll bug them, then bug you about it.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): is the date right? that looks like mid week to me
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Err, hangon.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): You should ask the THUNK! guy to play
Aposiopesis Fullstop: 15 or 22, sorry.
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): Obeloinkment Wigglesworth
NeoBokrug Elytis: That’s who I’m askin’ Irk
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oho!
NeoBokrug Elytis: He had an interest already
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooh!
Maurice Magic: Part of socializing I know I need their help..subtle hints are greatly appreciated. Also I am thankful for those who give me hints specifically when I opened the spider crate. Again will make sure I will not make that mistake….I know I am not going to learn everything overnight…I feel personally there is a hiearchy and I am just a grunt in terms to what I am even finding. So yes I communicate to learn and also learning what it is that a person may need…if I dont get the recipe just yet…then knowing I can scavange for survival is paramount and key…again just my startup observation.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The spider crates are almost a rite of passage here. 🙂
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Everyone starts somewhere, Maurice! All anyone really hopes or expects of anyone is that they listen, read, put in some legwork, and don’t try to act like everything – and everyone – is only here to benefit them. There’s no real “grunts” or anything – everyone’s got something to contribute!
BlackWidow Sinister: Yeah that’s what we told Maurice 🙂 EVERYONE opens them at one time
Memory Harker will gladly contribute watching-someone-get-eaten-by-a-spider. FWIW.
BlackWidow Sinister: I am toying of making “The Museum Of Crates In Odd Places” kinda of a big wall where pictures could be put. NOT sure I’ll do it but I think it could be fun. I take pictures of all of the crates I find in really weird spots.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And, hell, it’s the post-apocalypse. Things DON’T always go to plan. This place is all about what you can make out of the ruins. 😀
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): there are some basic recipes. nothing big but keystones of the good stuff. and when you figured one of them, the others will pop into your brain.
Maurice Magic: hahahaha Memory: Note to self.
Wasteland Drifter (wastelanddrifter): BlackWidow Sinister: I am toying of making “The Museum Of Crates In Odd Places”
Aposiopesis Fullstop: In terms of other events: Booze & Blather still happens every Thursday at 6pm, for folks wanting to dip a toe into some casual RP!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I have some pics I might be able to dig up for that, BWS
Wasteland Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Reminds me of Arcturus’ comment of seeing one in a cave wall. “This is a strange light switch.”
Verity Goodnight: haha I have a bunch of those on flickr
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha. Random spawn is random!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I try to make it kind of smart, but it has to work with SL.
BlackWidow Sinister: lol I found a rare crate on TOP of the new electrical wires at the Satellite Station
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I had a small collection of Cacti In Annoying Places, back when they spawned outside the Sand Seas.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): nice!
BlackWidow Sinister: I sure got a snapshot of that!!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/132581163138023426/290404603567144961/life_finds_a_way_.jpg
Maurice Magic: oh yeah there are a few floating crates…I will make note next time I see them.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Thanks for coming everyone. Next community meeting is August 29th. I am going to hopefully host Warzone in The Great Fissure.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahahahah
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hehehe
BlackWidow Sinister: 🙂
Wasteland Drifter (wastelanddrifter): an air plant
Aposiopesis Fullstop: 😀
NeoBokrug Elytis: Or migrating cactus.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: They’re fulla helium.
Maurice Magic: oh yes the red plant — I could not get it I tried it ws floating
BlackWidow Sinister: Maurice found a spikeflower floating over the oasis
RMarie Beedit (rmarie.beedit): air plant!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Float up when they’re ripe, then settle down on any old surface.
BlackWidow Sinister: on to the Fisssure
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, there’s something weird with the Oasis that Neo hasn’t figured out. Things spawn on nothing up there occasionally.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: To the Fissure!