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!
➳ The Wastelands was featured as a Second Life Spotlight in January, including an interview with Neo!
➳ It also includes a machinima music video featuring any Wastelander who was available at the time – and set to a Wastelands-flavored parody written and performed by Irk!
➳ The Wastelands was also made an Editor’s Pick in the Destination Guide – and with a new photo!
➳ Occupancy has gone up, as some oldbies return and interested new people grow roots.
➳ If you want to meet some of the new visitors, hang out at The Bunker.
➳ If you want to keep in touch with other Wastelanders when you can’t be inworld, our Discord server is now public. As inworld Group Notices can be fickle, Discord is also a convenient way to be notified about events.
➳ Neo is prioritizing work on the Northgate Community Gateway, and is using some non-WLPW content to help get the Basic Orientation area completed.
➳ Afterward, he may update the landing areas for each region so that they all have the same information, along with social media links (like to the Flickr photo pool, Plurk, and Discord) to better promote the Estate.
➳ Neo also hopes to release a series of posts on the Press with advice on how to run a community in SL.
➳ Neo has completed the migration of project code away from LSLForge and into a customized SublimeText build, which will be updated more frequently and which can help optimize scripts more efficiently. Everything appears to be working well with it so far.
➳ Game updates are on hiatus until the Basic Orientation area of Northgate is complete, though any bug fixes will take precedence.
➳ The next focus will be the DoTs Update.
➳ LL’s recent rolling restarts introduced some simulator configuration updates that were designed to fix the script time issues. They seem to have helped!
➳ Rez delay issues seem to come and go, however: they’re currently fixed, but that may change again.
➳ February 5th’s War Zone was going to take place in Cormac in order to stress-test those script time issues on a Homestead region. (The verdict: it worked great!)
➳ Neo may redo the Dust Devils in the Sand Seas.
➳ The Dune Trapper is still offline. New features are being added, but the current major hurdle is in navigation.
➳ Neo has considered creating a player-summonable mob: one that still requires a group to kill, like the Dune Trapper, but that doesn’t appear randomly, allowing groups to schedule their fights.
➳ Neo is still considering raising the EXP cap, but creating a 30-day expiration window for the oldest EXP earned. EXP would also be spent starting with the oldest-earned EXP.
➳ Saul the Food Trader may or may not be dead. (But, if you miss him, he’s one of the stars of the Spotlight machinima video!)
ROLEPLAY & EVENTS:
➳WL15B: The Wastelands’ 15th Birthday was a jam-packed three full days of music, combat, storytelling, contests, rituals, movies, and more. Thank you to everyone who hosted an event, everyone who participated, and everyone who’s helped The Wastelands become what it is – and helped it keep going!
➳ Two new events began this week:
Gomi’s Garbo Cinematic Expulsion, a double-feature of abysmal films at Burnt Oak Drive-In, hosted on random Sunday evenings by Gomi Mfume.
Unstructured Playtime, wherein Diamanda Gustafson plays whatever she’d darn well like, on whatever instrument she may wish, potentially with discussions and deconstructions of the process.
➳ Sheala may soon host a weekly RP event at her new bar in Hambone Slough.
➳ Reminder: The roleplay character template has been added to the Wiki – add yours today!
Weekly Event Summary:
All Times SLT:
Sundays: Brawlers Market Fightclub – Noon; Storytime with Wasteland Drifter – 2pm; Gomi’s Garbo Cinematic Expulsion – 5pm
Mondays: Mutant Drum Circle – 6pm
Tuesdays: Film Night with Wasteland Drifter – 5pm
Wednesdays: Manimal Madness (née Escape The Miasma! with Soda Foxen) – 6pm
Thursdays: Unstructured Playtime w/ Dia – 5pm; Booze & Blather [RP Event] – 6pm
Saturdays: Sandling’s Evening Madness – 1pm; Fight Night – 3pm; Apo’s Audio Atrocities – 5pm
First Saturday: Community Meeting – 2pm
Second Saturday: Barrelhead Bazaar [RP Event] – 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!
I. THE ESTATE
NeoBokrug Elytis: Hi everyone, and those who have just arrived!
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): The internetz made us lazzyy
NeoBokrug Elytis: As per the usual, we shall talk about the three main categories of the estate — Land, Game, and RP & Events. With time for questions between each section.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I don’t expect that this meeting will be super long, so I am going to try to type at a normal pace today. :)
NeoBokrug Elytis: Starting off with Estate and Land:
NeoBokrug Elytis: This month The Wastelands was featured as a Second Life Spotlight: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/9806-second-life-spotlight-the-wastelands/
Aposiopesis Fullstop: \o/
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): \o/
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Wooo!!
Memory Harker: HUZZAH!
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Woooo!! :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Which means they asked me a lot of questions, we had a lot more visitors, and we make the most quick and jank video video for the spotlight.
Memory Harker: :D
Candide LeMay: was quality jank
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha
Memory Harker: Irk, FTW!
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Jank sounds about right, don’t forget those machinima contests stuff we did in the past, the best kind of janks
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): WASTELANDER!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Was an awesome vid
NeoBokrug Elytis: Much credit for the video and it’s inspiration goes to Irk the Mutant for not only his music, but his help. Thanks also goes to everyone who could just pop on without any notice. :)
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Aw thanks :-)
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i heared manimals are kind of people
Memory Harker looks around at her increasingly famous friends.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Awesome tunage, ol Irk
NeoBokrug Elytis: Being featured in the spotlight has also inspired me to do a multi-part series of blog posts about what it takes to last 15 years as a community in Second Life. So I will be picking at that as I have time.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooo, words…
NeoBokrug Elytis: Occupancy is up, from oldbies logging back on, and a few new folks. So that’s nice. :)
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Nice :D
Memory Harker: Yes! More projects for the Tin Man! MOAR!
Verity Goodnight: yesss
NeoBokrug Elytis: Speaking of new folks, there have been quite a few new people at the telehub. We were/are also featured in the Editor’s pick of the destination guide.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): \o/
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Excellent!
Sandling Honey: Philip Linden was here spray painted on the wall
NeoBokrug Elytis: If anyone wants to give folks a proper welcome, and you’re just idlin’ in SL with nothing better to do, go idle at the bunker telehub. :)
Memory Harker: XD
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Bunker hangouts are a good time.
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Yeah I saw the picture, even xrry was seen in it. Most popular frog now
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
Sandling Honey: Move aside Kermit
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): hahaha
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hee!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Haha!!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I have been putting a ton of my spare time in to working on North Gate this week. My appetite for custom content outpaces what the WLPW has time for. So in the meantime I am using what I have on hand in inventory. I want to have the basic orientation area done in a month or two. Then I can just start tacking on through out the year.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I tried to get some good pictures for LL. I handed them a bunch and said, “Pick what you think is best”. :)
Memory Harker: :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think that’s about it for estate stuff. I hope to keep things rolling forward with regards to Northgate, as that is my #1 priority at the moment.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The best pictures always include polygonal lizards.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any questions or comments about things, as I scroll back and read everything.
Memory Harker: Ha, Apo!
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: No comments, but yay, more landowners! :D
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): \o/
Memory Harker: :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am super excited that phillip is back.
Memory Harker: *nodsnodsnods*
Sandling Honey: Honestly, same
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): yesh
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): And Meta will hopefully light a fire under the Lab
Sandling Honey: And not just him, but the entire thing going on
NeoBokrug Elytis: Oh yes — this bit of info probably belongs in estate…
NeoBokrug Elytis: Our discord server got a bit of an organizational update, and is now public. Ccindy made a whole bunch of mutant glyphs. If you would like a human/manimal/mutant/ghoul/botan glyph next to your name, let me know.
NeoBokrug Elytis: We’re also posting events there, with much more info and ease of access than SL can provide. IF Sl even has group notices go out these days.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The invite link is: https://discord.gg/cdkhzb4QCh
NeoBokrug Elytis: Feel free to share that.
Candide LeMay: i get group notices fairly regularly from SL to email
NeoBokrug Elytis: I plan to keep using the group notices in SL as I do now. Their reliability varies from person to person.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Group notices have bonked for me the last two weeks running – even after being certain to opt-in for the email updates, as we have to now.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Let’s see. Any other questions about any of that?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Before I move on to the game, one last spare thought — I have been planning to standardize the main landing areas for each region. And by standardize just keep the info relayed real simple, but have various non-SL links to social media. Once the parts of Northgate I want are done, that’s my next focus.
Memory Harker: Sandling, you TRYING to make us swoon, this day? o.O
Sandling Honey: Sure :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to game stuff:
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): link to our flickr?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Beatrix: Yeah
II. THE GAME
NeoBokrug Elytis: Late December and Early January I started migrating my code off of LSLForge and into a somewhat complex SublimeText build. I am please to say I have the main Wastelands project all set up, and all good to go. Things seem okay.
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): why link to flickr, i think the best idea to support all kind of topics is to get the people more together here inworld
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The only thing about that is, some social media platforms have these real stringent rules about how and whether you can display their logo. It usually has to be EXACTLY as-is, which might look… a bit garish, if we can’t make it look like graffiti or old magazines or something.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay enough to fix a bug that made it back into the HUD around christmas. I figure letting people know about a minor fix wasn’t worth the mention.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Shanaya, having people share their experiences inworld, with non-SL platforms, draws people in to Second Life. :)
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): Has had someone show up on my plot because of flickr
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): i know this place since 11 years, and now its a far cry what i know from the past
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): where is all the interacting, the trading between the people
NeoBokrug Elytis: New game stuff is going to be on hold until until Northgate gets more done. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought of new fun things. I still plan to fix any bugs I come across if they pop up.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Usually the RP events, or just meeting with people inworld Shanaya.
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): which people
NeoBokrug Elytis: Folks are around, but many people have day jobs.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Or at peoples’ shops, or when they encounter each other while playing.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): or here
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): i see sometime Kedar standing around
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): when we kill each other
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, he just stays online idle while he works.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha yeah. If you wanted to host an event for trading, just let me know and I will add it to the events.
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): i work nearby too
Memory Harker: *cough*
Memory Harker: Um … so hey, about this:
NeoBokrug Elytis: Most folks meet up at events though, because they’re planned in advance. However, spontaneous RP still happens frequently.
Memory Harker: Whenever I meet new people and mention RP to them (’cause I live here & I’m describing it), they invariably tell me of some abrasive, off-putting experience they’ve had in an RP sim. Which, being due to “You Must Not EVER Break Character or IM People and That Goes Even If You’ve Just Set Foot Here for the First Time,” would not apply to a visit to this lovely post-apoc Wastelands of ours. And I tell them that and they’re amazed at the WELCOMINGness of the idea.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: But most players are US-based, so a lot of the userbase will be working during the same hours. If we want to get more people around at more hours, attracting them through Flickr, Twitter, Plurk, etc. is a good plan, as Neo mentioned!
Memory Harker: Just SAYING. <3
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha, thanks Memory.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): helps to have an owner that isn’t a fragile snowflake XD
Memory Harker: XD
Verity Goodnight: I don’t know how many years I have lived here, but I don’t RP at all – I just like the vibes :D
Memory Harker: Hear, hear!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha!
Raven Foxy Dæmon (darkraven.silvercloud): It’s not always easy finding something to wear here if you want to fit in
Raven Foxy Dæmon (darkraven.silvercloud): This is my first attempt actually
Aposiopesis Fullstop: It really isn’t. And there are some resources that can help with that, but with all the different mesh bodies out there, trying to find COMPATIBLE things… gah.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Once the chunks of Northgate that I want done are done, and the main telehubs have their tweaks, I plan to continue work on the DoTs update for the HUD.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): I look for gorean stuff, or mod stuff I can slap leather and burlap textures on
Memory Harker: Faven: CHAV SHOPPE
Verity Goodnight: yes CHAV SHOPPE
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooh, more DiTs….
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): I’ need to buy more templates, I’m working on stuff too XD
Aposiopesis Fullstop: *DoTs…
Raven Foxy Dæmon (darkraven.silvercloud): How is this btw?
Raven Foxy Dæmon (darkraven.silvercloud): It’s actually Steampunk
NeoBokrug Elytis: I know we have an endorsements list for mesh stuff, but I think we should probably get together a list of stores that sell thematic clothes, body types be damned.
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): maybe i can support with themed clothing, my mom and me we run a store, and I’m willing to help with fitmesh clothing
Aposiopesis Fullstop: There’s some fair crossover between Steampunk and Post-Apocalyptic, too.
Verity Goodnight: A list would be great
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): I call P-A rustpunk
Memory Harker: XD
Aposiopesis Fullstop: That ain’t a bad start! A bit on the clean and fancy side. The gloves work well, in particular – a little rumpled, some splotchy texture. :D
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): post-apunkalyptic
NeoBokrug Elytis: Junkpunk is my favorite least used term.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): leathers and feathers
NeoBokrug Elytis: But yeah, back to game updates. They’re going to slow down to the next month or two.
Raven Foxy Dæmon (darkraven.silvercloud): Better without the puffy skirt maybe
Memory Harker passes Sheala a fresh cardamom scone.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Before we get in to RP & Events discussion, let’s just have a little open floor for any old questions or ideas, since a lot are floating around.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): how about bug reports?
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): about the game i have a idea
NeoBokrug Elytis: If you have a bug, let me know with an IM. If you can document something repeatable, that’s best for me.
Memory Harker: Um, how do I nominate Shadow Bright for a DAMNED GOOD NEIGHBOR award?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Ideas are always welcome, but I must consider them.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Have you had any further thoughts about raising the EXP cap?
Memory Harker: (Is there even such a thing?)
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): maybe you could use the crafting system to craft more useful stuff, the people can wear or use for their homes here
NeoBokrug Elytis: That was always the intention, but the game always seems to be updating the mechanics as of late. I know the Devs have been super busy because of the pandemic.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Regarding the EXP cap, last year I did mention that I wanted to change how EXP worked with a decaying system that would also introduce a higher EXP cap.
NeoBokrug Elytis: It should not be too hard to roll out, but I have to change everything that gives and takes EXP. Hopefully it will just be a simpler system overall.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And as a reminder, the decaying EXP system would be a rolling list of exp gains, where older EXP gained would be used first.
NeoBokrug Elytis: But if any EXP would be older than say 30 days, it would expire.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hmm
NeoBokrug Elytis: I would have to look at the planning document again for exactly what I had planned
NeoBokrug Elytis: But I think the new cap was 150 or 100?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): “Ooooh!”
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): Yay
NeoBokrug Elytis: So you could just bank a lot on days you felt like grinding, and spend it on days you didn’t. As long as it was all within that 30 day window.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And again, Old EXP gets spent first.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I think that’d be good. Some folks scavenge for the resources themselves, of course, but others may be doing it for the EXP, and if they cap out on EXP and can’t spend any more that day anyway…. they might just stop scavenging.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): grind on weekends, do the dailies during the week!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yar.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The newer game things I have planned will have more opportunities to spend and gain EXP as well, but that’s a ways out.
Memory Harker: Work your ABS! Always Be Scavenging!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): lol
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any last questions about anything before we move on to RP & Events discussion?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh, yeah, I had one.
NeoBokrug Elytis: ?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: This’d be for down the line, for certain – but have you ever considered having some kind of mob that would appear or could be triggered at a non-random time? Something that people could group up together to fight, but – since RL is a bastard – we could sorta *schedule* to hunt? Which might be another sort of combat event, I suppose, but I’m thinking of something analogous to the old raids in WoW – it’s available, whenever you’ve got enough people for it.
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is something I had considered. Something player summonable.
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): nice idea
NeoBokrug Elytis: And I know some of you are thinking, “What about the dune-trapper?” Still offline until I can fix it.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): was . . . exploitable
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yar. And that used to show up when everyone was at work or asleep, anyway, which is the thing I was trying to figure out a workaround for.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The updated dune trapper (which is half finished at best) has a lot of new “features”. All I really need to do is fix it’s main problem, which is “navigation”
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha, that’s a bit important. :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: But SL is less than optimal with regards to that.
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Ooo misty
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Smells nice
Candide LeMay: if you want to use the navmesh thing animats is probably the person who knows about it the most in SL
NeoBokrug Elytis: And again, kind of exploitable in it’s current form. I have fixes for non-navigation weaknesses. :)
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah, we’ve chatted. Same-ish problems. I have a solution he may not be aware of.
NeoBokrug Elytis: BUT.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh, and speaking of hunting things – any thoughts to making Buzzards and/or Grubs spawn more frequently? It’d be kinda swell if there were always something to hunt – even if you didn’t feel like happy-slapping yer friends and neighbors. :V
NeoBokrug Elytis: With the recent server updates, it may be much more feasable.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): I haven’t got feathers off a buzzard in forever >_<
NeoBokrug Elytis: Nah, I really like the rates they spawn at now. I could make them spawn more frequently, but I would have to make some of them so mangled and dead that they would not have viable resources.
SНΛИΛҰΛ (shanaya.starlight): and i get to often feathers instead of food
NeoBokrug Elytis: You guys should trade. :)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Sounds like you should…. trade…
Aposiopesis Fullstop: :V
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): YESH
Memory Harker: XD
Memory Harker: WL: Gift of the Magi
Memory Harker giggles.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Zombies didn’t drop resources, I don’t think. And they were fun to fight.
NeoBokrug Elytis: OH. One last estate thing. I wanted to possibly try to re-do the dust devil. That was kicking around in my head this month.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Zombies had a lot of navigation issues too. :)
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Zombies had a lot of attitude, too.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: But they were also RIGHT THERE; you didn’t have to wait 20 minutes for the feathery bastidges to come down within range before they didn’t give you anything. Hahaha
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): although i didn’t time them, there was almost always a buzzard hanging around Cormac while i was working last night and today
III. THE ROLEPLAY & EVENTS
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to Role Play & Events. Before I open up the floor for discussion; I just wanted to say thank you for helping keep The Wastelands around for 15 years! Without you all, and everything that went into this place, we wouldn’t have had our 15th birthday party last month!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I think I just have bad luck with Buzzards in general.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: \o/
NeoBokrug Elytis: And thanks to everyone who contributed to hosting an event for the party!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I hope to see you all for the 16th year. :)
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): It’s really dang impressive, :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Want to add anything Apo?
Sandling Honey: Thanks San :D
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): yw!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh, when it comes to Wastelands birthdays, I run right out of words. Everyone puts so much into everything – not just for the events, but throughout. And it’s amazing, and it’s appreciated, and it’s something I can’t even wrap a word around.
Sandling Honey: I’ve been to every WL Birthday for 15 years too I guess, even if they weren’t all as richly eventful as the current ones
Memory Harker: XD
NeoBokrug Elytis: Not going to lie, it is a really tough event to be here for. Not that it’s a bad thing. But three whole days of party is rough on the meatspace body.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): It was worth the suffering.
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Time to invest in a robotic body.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Caffeine is my ally.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I somehow did it all on one energy drink…
Memory Harker: Adderall is my Spirit Animal!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Though alcohol contains energy, too…. ahem…. >_>
Sandling Honey: Yeah Apo’s a beast
Sandling Honey: “I’m going to have a sleep”
Sandling Honey: 2 hours later she’s dancing there again
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): xD
Memory Harker: :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha! :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: One last thing before I open up the floor for events and role play discussion: If you ever need help or advice about hosting an event, just let me or Apo know. We’ll more than gladly give you our best tips that we know of. And if you ever want to have a one-off or regular event, just let me know so I can add you to the weekly schedule.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Having said that, we’re going to have an open floor for RP & Events discussion until 3pm, where we will move to Cormac to have a few rounds of Warzone!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yar! You don’t have to commit to a weekly thing into perpetuity. Monthly, annual, whenever you feel like it!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Ooo Warzone in Cormac?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Cormac? Neat
NeoBokrug Elytis: Cormac! We’re going to stress out the new region configuration, and see how it performs.
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): There’s been some work done inside the cave shaft that runs up the middle of the mesa. Just pretend it’s always been there :P
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Well, don’t worry, things hardly ever fuck up around here.
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): oooooo
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Oooo
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Booze & Blather still takes place every Thursday at 6pm SLT if you’re having little luck RPing out on the sands! Or, if you need an earlier and more Euro-friendly time, the monthly Barrelhead Bazaar runs from about 11-2 on the second Saturday of every month.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: (As in, next Saturday!)
Memory Harker: An’ now with extra Diamanda! (On Thursdays, I mean.)
NeoBokrug Elytis: And if you’re new to Role Play here, and you want some hooks into getting to know people, here you go: https://wiki.the-wastelands.org/Category:Player_Characters
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): What’s Dia up to on Thursdays?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Indeed! She’s starting up a new event – UNSTRUCTURED PLAYTIME – wherein she plays basically whatever she dang well likes, with less polish and more discussion than her usual proper gigs. :D
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Niiiice!!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: She hinted she may be ordering a loop pedal soon….
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Yay!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): That sounds great
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): -= .WewT. .WewT. =-
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): It’d be fun to play as a mutant again
Aposiopesis Fullstop: DO IT.
NeoBokrug Elytis: What Apo said Tay
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Just missing barry and facemelt :'(
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah. :c
NeoBokrug Elytis: There’s a good collection of other mutants around still. :)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Still! Your character would remember them, and can tell stories! :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: And/or track them down, convince them to come back.
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): I will need to attempt to introduce myself to the mutant club again
Verity Goodnight: dooo iittt
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): drag them bodily, screaming and kicking
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Haha
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): XD
Memory Harker: Mutant-on-mutant crime? *clutches pearls*
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Heheh XD
Sandling Honey: Alllrighty
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Events-wise, all the usual weekly things are still usual and weekly. And I don’t personally have an all-day annual festival thing lined up until the Red Revival in late April! (WL_B prep takes it outta you…)
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): I bet it does! So much to organize and all the late nights
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Great times though
Memory Harker: Yes!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay folks! It’s time for Warzone! It’s been fun, I hope to see you here next month on the 5th, perhaps even at some of the regular events here. :)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha, yeah! But one-day or half-day things aren’t as onerous – so if there’s one that somebody else wants to kick off in between now and then, that’d be rad. :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Meet most of you in Cormac?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): woo
Sandling Honey: Have a great night everyone! :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Thanks, Neo!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And thanks for the musicks, Sandling!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): have fun
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): I’ll need to have a chat with ya, Apo about possibly doing a weekly RP event at my new bar/pub
Sandling Honey: It’s muusiiiiic
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooooh….
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Definitely, Neo!
Beatrix (beatrix.washborne): to Cormac for the bonkings!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Sounds exciting, Sheala!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Thanks for the tunes Sandling
Aposiopesis Fullstop shouts: TO CORMAC!
Sandling Honey: \ o /
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): ^-^
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): thank you Sandling!
Tintosha (tayasha.tammas): Have fun!!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Aye, cheers Sandling
Sandling Honey: Most welcome :D