Community Meeting: August 7, 2021

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 first 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!


➳ Occupancy has held steady, but will hopefully be increasing as summer ends.
➳ Progress continues on the Community Gateway: early testing showed that one of the challenges wasn’t effectively teaching or testing things as intended, but an updated method is in the works!
➳ Discussion on how to make less-occupied regions more appealing: Neo’s considering an idea where, if a region reaches 75% occupancy, its remaining parcels will have a higher buy-in cost (but not higher tier) to help drive purchases in other regions.
➳ Some of the new creations made by the WLPW creators will be made available to residents this weekend.

Damage Over Time (DoT) Processing Updates
➳ HUD Update!  The DoT processing has been moved into a separate co-processing script, freeing up memory for the core script.
➳ This will allow for classic DoTs, new DoTs, diseases, addictions, and short- and long-term buffs that persist even if the HUD is removed.
➳ Radiation now does much less damage – but lasts a much longer time and does not heal by metabolism.
➳ The next DoT to change will be Fire – which will start small and grow into a larger and more damaging fire that can be put out by Healing Machines or by being waist-deep in water. A big enough fire can be spread to other players.
➳ Bleed DoTs will start strong and grow weaker over time, becoming easier to naturally heal by metabolism.
➳ Poison DoTs will last a long time, and will fluctuate in intensity – sometimes mild, then an intense wave of damage.
Planned Updates
➳ The HUD itself will get a makeover before long.
➳ Adding racial modifiers: stats, buffs, and abilities will be affected by the player’s chosen Playable Race.
➳ The HUD has secretly had a dormant and non-functional Hydration system.  After the future Food update as part of the universal salvage script, it will be fully armed and operational.
➳ Some new items may be created, and/or existing game items may get new functions – for example, Bloodmoss might help heal Bleed DoTs.
➳ Wild Plants and weather updates are still on the agenda.
➳ Rustmouth may be retired completely, but is definitely on hiatus until life stops imitating art so much.
➳ The War Zone flag has received some tweaks to adapt it to the new DoT system, and it may be tweaked further later on.
➳ Saul the Food Trader is still dead.

➳ The Rondyvoo, a rustic trading festival, will take place on Saturday, August 28. If you’d like to host a sub-event for it, or want a trading stall to sell “character-made” goods, get in touch with Apo!
➳ Have you created a religion or spiritual system as part of your character?  You could be part of the next Faith In Ruins interview series for the Press! Reach out to Apo if you’re interested.
➳ Reminder: The roleplay character template has been added to the Wiki – add yours today!

Weekly Event Summary:
Sundays: Storytime with Wasteland Drifter – 2pm
Mondays: Mutant Drum Circle – 6pm SLT
Tuesdays: Film Night with Wasteland Drifter – 5pm SLT
Wednesdays: Escape The Miasma! with Soda Foxen – 6pm SLT
Thursdays: Booze & Blather at the bar of The N – 6pm SLT
Saturdays:  Sandling’s Evening Madness – 1pm; Fight Night – 3pm; Apo’s Audio Atrocities – 5pm

First Saturday: Community Meeting – 2pm
Second Saturday: Barrelhead Bazaar – 11am
Third Saturday: Wasted Raiders’ Raid – Noon
Fourth Saturday: Second Second Saturday Skull Ball – 2pm

Want to host an event?  Let Neo know the event details by Wednesday night and he’ll add it to the weekly group announcements, Discord announcement, and Plurk feed!

NeoBokrug Elytis: IT’S… TIME.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Let me take care of this before I forget…
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): yay!
Sandling Honey: Thx! :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Hey everyone who showed up! Okay! As per the usual, we’ll talk about the three main aspects of the estate, land, game, RP & events; with time for questions in between.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Starting with the estate, we’re still making slow progress on Northgate. There was a challenge activity I had made, that wasn’t as intuitive as I thought for the few people we tested it with. xrawva had a much better idea that I did, so I am going to shit to making that happen. There’s a small collection of WLPW items done, I plan to box those up and make those available to current residents tonight or tomorrow night. Let’s just say tomorrow night to be sure.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Occupancy remains the same, had some people move in, had some people move out, dolin’ all right for summer; all things considered.
NeoBokrug Elytis: We should see a bump in occupancy here in the fall, then things will wind down in december.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): ahh :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Nice! And yaaay for Xrrawva! :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Let’s see. I know I’ve done more, or had something else to talk about.
NeoBokrug Elytis: OH.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): O_O
NeoBokrug Elytis: I have been playing with the idea in my head that, if region get to 75% occupancy or more, that parcels sold by the estate would cost 50% more than they do now, with the same 2 weeks of tier. The idea behind this is, it would encourage folks to live in less occupied regions, as well as bring back some property value to those who eventually want to sell their plots. I know I am the main driving factor of the land market here, but I don’t really have any sort of policy about how I do sale prices other than 2 weeks of tier is the price.
NeoBokrug Elytis: What do you folks think?
Candide LeMay: just the initial buy in or also tier?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): What are the less occupied regions now?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Just the initial buy-in
NeoBokrug Elytis: Stygian and Fissure.
Candide LeMay: well WL and JY are almost full… yet that doesn’t seem to drive people to the other sims, so i’m not sure it would have any effect
NeoBokrug Elytis: WL and JY are always in demand,and to a degree hambone
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): ahh ok, i think could encourage people to buy in other regions
NeoBokrug Elytis: True, but I thought about the early days when a small parcel used to cost folks 6k, with minimal tier.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I remember that the initial buy-in used to be four weeks’ worth of tier, so that’d still be an easier hurdle than that
NeoBokrug Elytis: And how the erosion of that “nice spot” cost has basically just become the tier left.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I dunno, I am not super married to the idea, just a thought.
Candide LeMay: i think there would have to be more land flipping going on for that to matter
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): wb Rax!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): It seems like it could discourage people from getting land.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, some people might have a build that they really want to have in, specifically, the Junkyard or Wastelands proper, and they might not put it in the Fissure or Stygian just because it’d be cheaper to put it there.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I guess I’ll chew on it more, and talk with the devs about it. Irk, I see it as encouraging them to move to a less occupied region. I do enjoy how regions have sub-communities, and I think that’s important. I know I can’t shape that in any capacity, but it would be nice.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): D:
NeoBokrug Elytis: Maybe I’ll just throw the idea into Fort Stygian cauldera. :)
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): lol
Creamysoda Float: вгuн . . .
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Lower the cost in the region you want to promote.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Stygian does need some love – maybe just try to figure out what factors into people not wanting to buy land there?
Candide LeMay: the pigman for neighbor
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): That was my thoughts Apo. If there is an aversion for a region, it’d be good to identify the cause.
Rax Stooge: Stygian and JY are super laggy for me, so I avoid them
Candide LeMay: JY is super laggy but stygina?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I could also maybe script it so popular regions come with and cost 4 weeks of tier, while less popular regions are 2, but that’s a bit of a headache.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Stygina sounds like an exotic feminine name.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Funky Cold Stygina.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Heh
Candide LeMay: living in a fort
Rax Stooge: heh
NeoBokrug Elytis: Anyway, any other thoughts about estate stuff, or questions about estate stuff?
Candide LeMay: like a raxpunzel
Rax Stooge: my computer has a casde of potatoitis as well so
Sandling Honey: I personally always enjoyed the Wastelands and JY for having remnaints of urbanization in them – as in, themewise I always felt it to fit the best with having homes there
Candide LeMay: yes there’s some infrastructure in place
Candide LeMay: in stygina there’s … a crater
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): :<
Candide LeMay: and mutsy :-)
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): My bar is there too… too quiet
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): The attraction is grouped tight in the center for both regions. They are awesome, but the flow stops once it hits the resident parcels.
Sandling Honey: Yeah that’s kind of what I was getting at as well
Sandling Honey: I always found the urban areas a bit too desolate, iron perhaps for the Wastelands haha
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And it could be a navigation thing? There’s no way around the crater but around; there’s no way around the Fissure but that one path.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: *across the Fissure
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think the central landmarks are important, otherwise the entire estate is just sprawling land. That way folks get some nice space between neighbors and something interesting to look at near them.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): heh, we need pterodactyls
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is meant to be a bit distuptive.
NeoBokrug Elytis: +spelling
Sandling Honey: Might be for those that game, but I simply found the surrounding environment to be more cozy in the Wastes and the Junkyard – even the swamp
Candide LeMay: well it seems not many people find it attractive
Sandling Honey: I guess in the surrounding areas of say Stygian, things are indeed just.. well.. desert
NeoBokrug Elytis: It’s cozy because parcel borders are right on each other, an dthe southern regions are not.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): I do. It’s always worked well. Stygian has that abandoned feel, which, ya know, is kinda the point of the Wastes right?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yar.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, it might not be for everyone, but I’ve talked to folks who really didn’t want the ruined-suburb thing, and wanted something more wild.
Sandling Honey: Yeah I totally get that – And often I found retreat exactly to those places for exactly that too
Aposiopesis Fullstop: It’s good that there’s degrees of desolation.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): mmh
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any other questions about estate stuff?
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Exactly :)
Sandling Honey: But its more or less a guess anyway
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): are we dead yet?
Candide LeMay: yes
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): yep
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Yes
Aposiopesis Fullstop: So yeah, it’s not like Stygian or the Fissure need to be redone to not have… well, Stygian or a Fissure anymore, but maybe more walkways?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): how did it happen?
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): My thoughts are would be to find ways to thematically spruce up the regions. Extend what makes them great further from the center.
Candide LeMay: this is the second afterlife CC
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Not dead… yet
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I’m no engineer, either. :V
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Walkways are always good
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Just keep away from my house XD
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Stygian has some spires of base land that look awkward, could replace them with mesh, or accent them with mesh? Those kinds of things.
Aposiopesis Fullstop gets a folding chair and makes her way to Sheala’s.
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is something I will consider. I do have to stay within very small prim budgets for the regions.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): heheh XD
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): I wouldn’y want an entire redesign, I agree the general layout is exactly what it needs to be with the big centerpieces.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I just updated them goat :P
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Oh.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri) gets the battering stick out
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Well, stop reading my mind!
Candide LeMay: i can’t believe it’s not batter
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): haha
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to game stuff…
NeoBokrug Elytis takes a deep breath.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hee!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Big HUD update, Aeg has a minor wardrobe change.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): ;O
NeoBokrug Elytis: Heh, that’s it for game stuff.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): xD
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): haha
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha
Candide LeMay: alden keeps disappearing. is there something special about his mesh?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Naw, that HUD update; you guys don’t know HOW excited I am about that.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): Will he die now in piece and be rebirthed? pleeeeease
NeoBokrug Elytis: No Candide, I have not hat that happen to me yet.
Candide LeMay: i can stand right in front of him and he … stops rendering
Sandling Honey: *Somewhat jealous of people in the wastes getting the luxury of a wardrobe change
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Maybe that can be addressed after the discussion on the major HUD update?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Anyone else see this issue? He’s just animesh.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Sometimes he’s gone but you can still do the task and trade
NeoBokrug Elytis: Maybe it’s an LOD issue, i will ask Aki
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Maybe once or twice he’s gone but not often
Shadow Bright: Yeah he disappears at me too sometimes.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): yeah not often
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): *Will take away all of sandlings cloths on washing day next giftmas and than laught like a super villain*
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Awww that’s mean
Sandling Honey: :O
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Maybe he’s just intimidated.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to HUD stuff. The DoT system got completely redone, and moved to it’s own script. This entire update has been brewing in my head for a super long time. It’s the only way I can free up memory in the core processing script, to get in a ton of backburner ideas that have been stagnating. I have spent more time thinking about it than most other things regarding the game. Cause I needed to do it right, and it needs to be flexible enough to handle future updates with little fuss.
Sandling Honey: I already have so little of it left
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): bad case of chicken fear
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): way to go Neo! :D
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Loving the idea of addictions too
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Yeah :O
Irk (shannonwilsonbell) snorts Yellow Mold
NeoBokrug Elytis: I should probably rename it from “The DoT” system to something else, because it’s more of a co-processor of various buffs, debuffs, damage, and whatever else the HUD handles. It’s built for classic Damage over TIme, but also for diseases, addictions, long and short term buffs from things.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): this will be all kinds of nasty
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): xD
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): heheh
Shadow Bright: Kewl
Dassina Andel: WL: Hydration
NeoBokrug Elytis: I actually want to make a few NICE things first, once I retool the rest of the classic dots.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): So many opportunities for extra RP goodness
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Get ready for some real good mushroom soup
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): “nice”
NeoBokrug Elytis: Indeed, intentional or not.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): yum!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I may, completely, retire Rustmouth.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): heheh XD
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): aye
NeoBokrug Elytis: Like, I feel bad.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Why feel bad?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I know it’s a strange RL coincidence, but it’s brutal.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): ah… maybe he got Rustmouth
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Aye, I suppose you’re right there
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Just… unfortunate coincidence :(
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Yeah
Candide LeMay: good luck getting a buzzard leg in RL
NeoBokrug Elytis: Maybe I’ll bring it back when it’s not wrecking folks anymore. :C
NeoBokrug Elytis: I see buzzards all the time Candide, they’re fucking huge.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): lol
Candide LeMay: hm
Dassina Andel: At this point, there’s so much Rustmouth cure floating around, it would easily be eradicated if it flared up again.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Aye bigger than these little shred beaks
Candide LeMay: there are buzzards in texas?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Tons of them.
Candide LeMay: neat
Candide LeMay: i don’t think we have any
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): are they tasty?
NeoBokrug Elytis: As Dassina mentioned, there’s hydration. It’s been a long dormant stat in the HUD, affected literally nothing. This will change soon.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): This be true, Dassina
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): texas- home of the big fucking buzzards
NeoBokrug Elytis: But not after a complete food item update.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ooooh..
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): oooo
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): :O
NeoBokrug Elytis: Food will become DoTs of sorts.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): oooh, yes please
Shadow Bright: Speaking of buzzards, it would be cool if they spawned in The Sand Seas
NeoBokrug Elytis: DoTs that add to hunger/hydration/maybe provide a buff.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): nice!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): candies do DoTs to your teeth stats .. but bricks too
Dassina Andel: Again, I say this jokingly re: hydration – :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha!
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): XD
NeoBokrug Elytis: I know 10k is only 1/6th of a script, but I think it’s all the wiggle room I need to add more things, and when all else fails I add to the co-processor.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I will probably move how hunger and hydration operate to the co-processor (if I can), just to free up more script memory.
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Might as well.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And keep in mind, this whole system that is the game, is almost 15 years old, — just 15 years of bad patching on a system that somehow still works.
Dassina Andel: Hunger system I think is at a good point.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, the co-processor could be all the modifiers on the things that the main script does..
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: I will keep watching it Dass.
Candide LeMay: re: new hud. i haven’t noticed any problems but i’m not a fan of the dot effect blinking. especially radiation now causes like 5 minutes of blinking into my face
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): move the hud upwards slightly . you will know you have a DoT when you lose health
NeoBokrug Elytis: One strange thing we noticed at last fight night is, that Hunger healed DoTs way too much; which means the old single script wasn’t fully processing DoTs. To be fair it had a LOT to do, and maybe it wasn’t ready for all of that.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The blinking will stay for now. I think it’s useful because it gets folks attention, but I am going to be working on a new HUD here soon-ish.
Candide LeMay: can you make it blink less often?
NeoBokrug Elytis: No
Candide LeMay: more often?
NeoBokrug Elytis: I just said it’s going to stay, because I am not going to waste time coding for the old UI of the HUD when I have a new on on the way.
NeoBokrug Elytis: THe next DoT I am going to work on is fire. WHich will start out small, and evolve into a bigger version as time goes on. There will be a mechanic where Healing Masheens OR being waist deep in water can cure them.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Otherwise you’re going to have to wait until the DoT runs it’s course.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ooooh.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): haha water
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): That’s great
NeoBokrug Elytis: And bleed will sort of become the inverse of that. Starting strong, devolving into smaller versions that become easier to naturall heal.
Dassina Andel: What, no crouch and roll? :D
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Aye love the water idea
NeoBokrug Elytis: Poison will be long and occasionally just hit HARD.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: If we’re on fire, can we put it out by bleeding on it?
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Just jump into the fissure. You’re troubles will be over.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha nah
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): will you be able to get fire away wile in fn?
Dassina Andel: But, can you light others on fire by being near ’em?
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Asking the real questions.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Probably not, but it will also spread to people nearby if it’s big enough.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yessssssss.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): love it!
Dassina Andel: A new FN tactic is born.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): share the love
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): can we have a shower here in the corner of the arena pls
NeoBokrug Elytis: Well, I imagine if it’s that big you’re in trouble anyway.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Are there plans for items, offensive or defensive to set people on fire? Rather than environment hazards only..
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): WL: Molotov
NeoBokrug Elytis: Goat: No.
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): :<
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Aww, no Hot Knife, then?
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): WL: Flamethrower :)
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): sticking a finger in there eyes will burn tho right?
NeoBokrug Elytis: But with the new DoTs, I have much more wiggle room to make that happen at some point.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): that would burn anyway
NeoBokrug Elytis: ALso the beauty of this is that I can update things as quickly as updating the HUDs now.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): if you rub a bit of chili on it yeah
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): yes!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri) writes notes
Candide LeMay: chilli DOT
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): do you plan to make weather related dots? like say cold
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think just to pad out the core processor with memory, I am going to add racial modifiers, just to make sure I can fit it in there, before I add new features. That feature may not be done for a long time though, but I have a good idea of the things I want in there.
Dassina Andel: If anything, it would be better as a slight increase/decrease of drain of hunger/hydration levels, due to the current weather
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooooh, exciting…
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Fascinating
NeoBokrug Elytis: All the back-burner stuff is well thought out, I just haven’t had the room to put it into the HUD yet. From here on out, it’s just matter of coding it up, and testing over and over.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I dunno, it’d also be neat to have some risk for sunburn, windburn, frostbite, etc. – Assuming we could prevent or heal them with items.
Dassina Andel: I will find ways to break it.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): WL: Sun Block
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): you were not here for gas is godmode dassina. you missed an opputunity
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): any chance of more drugs?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: DRUGS!?!?!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think you folks will be happy with what I have planned. It may not be your exact head canon for what a race should or shouldn’t have in terms of stats/buffs/abilities, but I think you’ll enjoy it. And before anyone asks you can only change your race once a month.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any questions about these RECENT updates to the HUD?
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): :O
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): I would like to set people on fire.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): it all sounds fab, Neo
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): Oh wait, a question.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): “happy” “Enjoy”
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa) nods
Goat the Devil (immortan.doge): I would like to set people, on fire?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Lure them into Stygian
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): aye, Apo. drugs! XD and poisons ^-^
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): mutant DoT will be pure awesome and everyone around will get -95% health
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I can live with that
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): im sorry, were prety IMBA
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): >:D
NeoBokrug Elytis: I had a fun suggestion about DoTs, maybe a bleed dot could evolve into an infection. :)
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): D:
Candide LeMay: no the chicken race will rule the roster
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Ooo nice
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I was thinking recently that bad food might give you parasites.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): roaster? good idea
Mayo von Schrott (myotis.draconia): diarreah
Aposiopesis Fullstop: But those parasites could also give you protection against certain diseases.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): If there’s an infection, will there be herbs to heal it?
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): So like, your arm could drop off if you don’t treat it in time?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Tonights Warzone has a slightly modified flag, so it may feel different for players, but before that…
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay! Now is the time for Open Floor about RP events and discussion.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, that’s the other thought – will we get new game items to prevent / heal / etc. these things?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Parasites, eh?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Who wants to take Drifter to get dewormed?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): heheh
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Pfff
Candide LeMay: wl: dog tablets
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): ghouls are parasites i heared
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah, The whole point of the DoT system was to make the game more interesting. I was thinking blood moss could cure bleeds or something IDK
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): ooh yeah
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): aye, good idea!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Nice!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): blood potato cures big bleeds maybe haha
Aposiopesis Fullstop: That might tie into the Wild Plants system, too…
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): fump
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): like decapitations
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): put a spud up there instead
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Oh my
NeoBokrug Elytis: Just gunna say, cannot do wild plants without this system update I made.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Go up to see Aeg and he’s all “Your head’s come off. *wedges a potato on the neck stump* There!”
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
Mayo von Schrott (myotis.draconia): cure for decapitations is WL: Glu
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): hahaha!!
Dassina Andel: I mean… potato starch does help stop bleeding… >.>
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha, true!
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): He even carves out a few eyes and a mouth for you
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Heeee
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): maybe a small mushroom for a nose *shrugs*
Aposiopesis Fullstop: RP and events-wise: the RONDYVOO returns on Saturday, August 28! A trader’s festival of rusty, rustic fun – including fistfights, live music, a drinking contest, a salvage auction, a varmint hunt, a weird beard contest, storytelling, and more! If you’ve got an idea for an event, or if you’d like a customizable trading stall, lemme know!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): will there be heal over time too? in adition to what food does
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): weird beard contest
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): woooo! \o/
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Indeed! Grow your own, or make one from weird detritus!
NeoBokrug Elytis: That’s the plan Cc, the new updates system can do almost anything.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: So it’s going to be less “Damage Over Time / Healing Over Time” and more…general modifiers on any of the mechanics, it sounds like. Which is rad.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): Will it take my pet sandworm for a walk every morning?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): your sandworm walks?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: For a slither, then?
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): well… squirms
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Squirm!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): met your sandworm earlier
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): ooh hehe
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): does a good job guarding your place
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): :P
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh, and I’m still interested in doing a new series of in-character interviews with folks who have come up with original roleplay religions and cults! So if you’ve got one and you want to spread the word, we can arrange something!
Malice Shepherd: Still got it. I love making that jump.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): I suppose I should work out a more defined worldview.
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): :o
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Like the sound of that, Apo
NeoBokrug Elytis: Before Warzone, I just want to remind people that the only visible effects of the HUD are the blood splatters and healing. Currently fire, poison, bleeding, and radiation effects are disabled due to a JIRA issue that may make your HUD crash because of “ghost memory”.
Malice Shepherd: Boooooo
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Can you link that JIRA thing again? I don’t know if watching it helps, but…
NeoBokrug Elytis: Not immediately.
NeoBokrug Elytis: It’s in the blog post announcement about the HUD updates
Aposiopesis Fullstop rummages.
Aposiopesis Fullstop:
NeoBokrug Elytis: If you find some spare L$ in the sands, throw it at Sandling. ;)
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): im gona log. good night all you dirty people
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Awww, seeya, Ccindy!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): nighty night
ɱʋʈֆƴ Ƙαɭίɠλѡɚ (mutsy.kaligawa): tc CC!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay! Warzone in The Great Fissure