Community Meeting: August 6, 2022

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!


➳ Neo was intensely busy with RL obligations throughout June, but will now be able to do more development.
➳ The value of the Linden Dollar to the US Dollar has decreased slightly, but tier prices are based on USD and are unchanged.
➳ Neo intends to do an audit of land descriptions to make sure the L$ price estimates are accurate.
➳ Occupancy is slightly up!
➳ The smaller-sized plot options are doing well, and Neo’s considering making smaller ones in North Yard and Hambone Slough as well.
➳ The tier-payment due-date synchronizer is still on the whiteboard.
➳ There are new EEP functions that may allow for smoother transitions between sims – and may allow people to see the dynamic Windlight settings without joining the Experience.
➳ The Northgate Community Gateway is still in progress, and the Basic area is nearly fleshed out. Volunteers are still welcome to join the Wastelands Public Works program to help!


➳ Having completed all the groundwork already, Neo wants to do more work to add new DoTs and reinstate the visible DoT effects (which had to be disabled over a year ago due to SL bugs with runaway script counts.  The visible DoT effects could be brought back if the HUD is made to notify users of high script counts frequently, instead of automatically disabling itself.
➳ Neo is still developing an idea for a Buzzard-related quest.
➳ Trades with Alden were broken due to a crashed script, but it has been fixed.


➳ The Rondyvoo, an all-day semi-in-character trading festival, will return to Hambone Slough this year, likely in early September. If you want a trading stall, or have an idea for a sub-event, contact Apo!
Maenas, the scrap-interpreting Oracle, has been seen in The Junkyard again.
➳ Ccindy can’t be certain whether or not there’ll be a Gathering of the Tribes later this year – but hopefully.
➳ The Mutant Witch is still trying to play matchmaker between Irk and Nadie.
➳ Neo is thinking about hosting a Deadlands campaign inworld again.
➳ A Google Calendar of events is still in the testing phase.
➳ Reminder: The roleplay character template has been added to the Wiki – add yours today!

Weekly Event Summary:

(All Times SLT)


– Storytime with Wasteland Drifter – 2pm
– Gomi’s Garbo Cinematic Expulsion – 5pm


– Mutant Drum Circle – 6pm


– Film Night with Wasteland Drifter – 5pm




– Unstructured Playtime w/ Dia – 5pm
– Booze & Blather [RP Event] – 6pm


– 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!

If you want to keep in touch with other Wastelanders when you can’t be inworld, our Discord server is now public!


NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay meeting time. Before we start — thanks for the music Sandling!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yaaaaay, Sandling!
Memory Harker: *nodsnodsnods*
Sandling Honey: Most welcome! :D
Veen (valene.bellic): Yes thanks!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): thx for all the wierd
NeoBokrug Elytis: As per the usual, we’ll talk about the three main aspects of the estate with time for questions in between. Those aspects are: land & estate, the game, roleplay & events.
NeoBokrug Elytis: To start: I haven’t been around much this past month due to serious RL obligations — but those are all over for now. I’ve been doing maintenance at best.
Memory Harker: *nods*
Aposiopesis Fullstop shakes a fist at life.
Memory Harker: *nodding intensifies*
Veen (valene.bellic): It’s like that sometimes.
NeoBokrug Elytis: It also appears I haven’t been keeping up parcel descriptions due to the L$ slipping to the dollar a bit. So if it seems like you’re paying more for tier, just remember you get more L$ per dollar when you buy ’em. And as a reminder I price the parcels in USD amounts, and when you pay for tier the conversion is done on the fly with data from the Lindex.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Before the weekend is over I plan to do an audit to price everything right. So if you’re in the market for some land, and if you can beat me to the punch, you might be able to save L$100 on a parcel here or there. ;)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooo…
Verity Goodnight: I thought I was paying more for tier but then I remembered I had a whole extra plot lol
Memory Harker whispers this info to Warren Buffet next door IRL.
NeoBokrug Elytis: But the “weekly” tier rates in the description are off by a bit too.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer) makes note to buy all the land and resell it to that robot guy next week
Memory Harker: XD
NeoBokrug Elytis: I haven’t really adjusted them since the start of the year.
Verity Goodnight: that feels like 500 years ago
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): It is
NeoBokrug Elytis: Occupancy is up a little, due to the summer rush. That’s nice! Thanks everyone who’s scoopin’ up more land or livin’ here for the first time.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Yay!
NeoBokrug Elytis: And those seasonal folks who hang around every summer. I see you. ;)
Veen (valene.bellic): Thank YOU!
Verity Goodnight: I <3 new neighbours
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yessss. Moooooar.
Memory Harker: :D
Veen (valene.bellic): Hey I’m keepin’ my little place as long as I can afford to.
Memory Harker: :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: \o/
NeoBokrug Elytis: In all fairness I expect a bit of constriction in the fall/winter — when people can go outside again and NOT burst in to flames.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): speaking of. little plots seems to be well accepted
Veen (valene.bellic): I CAN’T WAIT FOR AUTUMN
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah, I think so!
Veen (valene.bellic): Yes! Yes! Little plot is why I can afford it.
Veen (valene.bellic): I was so happy.
Verity Goodnight: I can’t wait till we get normal weather back
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I just want to buy Halloween decorations.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think that, I might try half plots in Hambone and North Yard — especially since full homesteads perform a LOT better these days.
Veen (valene.bellic): I’m gonna carve pumpkins and roast pumpkin seeds and actually have the windows open to let in the cooler air and
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooh…
Memory Harker: Please tell us where and when you put a pie to cool on the sill, Veen? We won’t steal it, nuh uh!
Veen (valene.bellic): Hmmmmm
Veen (valene.bellic): That seems trustworthy.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I will probably sit on that idea until I am completely relaxed from last months ordeals though.
Memory Harker giggles like a weasel.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): *snicker*
Veen (valene.bellic): Valid.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Let’s see…
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any questions/comments about estate or land stuff?
Veen (valene.bellic): No, just, thanks.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh yeah –
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Were you also going to make a tier-payment thingie that would let folks synchronize their due dates, at one point?
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): now that would be very nice
Angharad Greggan: Yeah – Fiona Apple!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): you can tipplate yourself as the redneck variant of doing things
NeoBokrug Elytis: No, but that’s still on the whiteboard. It’s a complicated task. I think the only way I could reasonably do it — is to have it bring the most due parcels up to date with the parcel that has the furthest tier out. They’d all be sync’d to the same day, but not a specific day. From there you could use the “pay all” panels.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ooh, that’s a good point, Ccindy!
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): that’d work
NeoBokrug Elytis: And yeah, using an alt to use a tip-plate is the work-around right now. Since they will pay single days.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): also you can pay rent on indvidual plots. so that way its easy to at lest sync them to the same week
NeoBokrug Elytis: Watch, you get it all sync’d up, and a visitor pays your tip plate ruining all that work.
Memory Harker: XD
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any other questions or comments about land or estate things?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i just eate an icream cone. who wants my muddy bit in the mail?
NeoBokrug Elytis: me
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer) prepares airmail
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to game things!


NeoBokrug Elytis: I had a lot of shower thoughts this month. Specifically about all the changes I worked on last year to incorporate different damages and DOTS. Mostly I was upset with myself because I worked SUPER hard on that, yet I haven’t actually used any of it.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i hate when he regrets not hurting us more
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): *chortle*
Veen (valene.bellic): LOL
Aposiopesis Fullstop: :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: And I have been thinking about the DOT effects as well, because those are missing due to SL bugs. But I think that, if I removed the disable hud on too many scripts limitation we could bring it back. And alternatively I could just NAG people when they enter a region. Because the ghost scripts disappear when you enter a region.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hmm!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Script performance is a LOT better, but you’re still going to have a bit of lag on region crossing, so i think a nag is the best option.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And I think some folks who used some of the.. uh… less-optimized mesh bodies were often running into that wall with the script limiter.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And, i think everyone here knows to keep script use low when playing the game — just because it’s a much better experience.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: (Though those were possibly due to alpha-slicing, and maybe the newfangled BOM bodies are less scriptly now?)
Veen (valene.bellic): I wish.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Just bad scripting, haha.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha, welp.
NeoBokrug Elytis: So I think a short term goal — something I want to accomplish this month is to remove the script limit and replace it with a nag.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Then I can probably turn OLD dots back on.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Well, DOT effects.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Because that was a lot of flavor. I have been waiting for LL to fix that ghosted memory issue for over a year — and it’s getting no traction.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: We will all be glowing with happiness. …With something, at least.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): haha!!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): looking forward to seing the inside of my hair in mouselook again haha
NeoBokrug Elytis: Additionally, there are new EEP functions that I may be able to use on the whole region, so I can shelve my “fast timers” work-around. And it’ll apply at the region level, instead of the user viewer level. That means folks don’t need to be part of the experience to see our dynamic windlights.
NeoBokrug Elytis: That’ll take a bit longer though.
Verity Goodnight: nice
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Fancy!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): sweet
NeoBokrug Elytis: There’s still a couple gochas I gotta work out, because new features are seldom perfect.
NeoBokrug Elytis: But from the documentation, it seems better overall.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): will that make things easier with syncronizeing i guess?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah, that was the whole point of those features.
NeoBokrug Elytis: JIRAs I suggested. :)
NeoBokrug Elytis: For my wacky use case scenarios
NeoBokrug Elytis: That’s it for game stuff for now. Any questions or comments?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Is it safe to use the traders again?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Oh, I forgot about that (it was reported when I was leaving, and I just got home a few days ago). Has anyone used them recently?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I have not.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Let me dig in to my logs.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): dont go to aeg .. hes crazy
Veen (valene.bellic): Aww, but he’s so nice~!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): Bring him some firewood tho
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah, I will have to look in to it it seems.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am unsure what the problem is other than it doesn’t work.
NeoBokrug Elytis: If you folks ever have problems with the game stuff at all, please let me know. Don’t assume I do know. I do log as much as possible, but sometimes SL is just profoundly broken and can’t log everything.
Veen (valene.bellic): Got it.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Well, don’t worry, things hardly ever fuck up around here.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
NeoBokrug Elytis: 8D
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): look around irk .. this place is a mess
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Isn’t it lovely?
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): yah, but it’s OUR mess
Veen (valene.bellic): Exactly!
NeoBokrug Elytis: hahah
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): noone bothered to paint te entire floor in blood, its still just patches
Verity Goodnight: that’s to do with colour theory tho isn’t it?
NeoBokrug Elytis: AFK a moment — I need some water. Think of more questions.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): well, you eat the elephant one bite at a time. i’m personally working on it, madam ccindy.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): i’ll have more blood on it very soon now
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): yours .. or other peoples?
Verity Goodnight: why not both?
Veen (valene.bellic): ^
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): oh, probably mine until i learn what i’m doing, and then i’ll try to make it from other people
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): This is all red blood. Mine is blue. Neener neener.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha!
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): but right now, yah, mostly mine
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, we need proper diversity representation in our bloodstains!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): its realy easy … die slower then the opponent
Veen (valene.bellic): *Takes notes*
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): haha and there’s the trick.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): haha veen. *takes notes too*
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): thats different from kill them faster then they kill you .. always keep the difference in mind
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooh, very wise.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay! Back.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): *:-.,_,.-:*’“’*Yayyyyyyy!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*’“’*
Aposiopesis Fullstop hides the Sharpie.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): HAHAH
NeoBokrug Elytis: Looks like there’s nothing else… So I will open up the floor to Role Play & Events discussion until 3pm. Then we’ll move to Fort Stygian for a game of War Zone.


Aposiopesis Fullstop: I haven’t *quite* hammered out a date yet – but the Rondyvoo is returning late this month or early September!
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): oo, i’m gonna go do my taking doggies out chore now then. brb
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Currently maybe September 10?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Cool!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: To quote last year’s blurb, “Inspired by the American frontier tradition of the rendezvous, an annual gathering of trappers, traders, and travelers, the Rondyvoo is an all-day festival of rusty, rustic fun! Events are semi-in-character: enjoy them from your character’s perspective, or come as you are and partake out-of-character!”
shimmergild: go to turn my computer off to move the power plugs around! brb
Veen (valene.bellic): That sounds amazing. <3 <3 I will definitely try to make it if I can.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Usual nonsense includes a Salvage Auction of rare game scrap – or of thematic transferrable Gacha-type items, OR new items presented as being made by your character! We’ve had folks selling bracelets and belts, cloth, paint, spices, snacks…
Aposiopesis Fullstop: There’s also a Beard Contest. Can’t grow a beard? Make one! Craft one out of Manimal tails, surplus Wires, someone else’s beard you cut offa them, or anything else you can think up. Winner gets a Machete to shave themselves clean with!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Most of the other events don’t require any sort of potential advance preparation, though.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Can we convince the Varmit to come out?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I’m hoping so! I tried to drop PanPot a line, but no response yet.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: All else fails, we may have to ask someone else to serve as our huntable Sewer Runner for the day – though it wouldn’t be the same. :c
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i suggest a wedding market. i also suggest nadie and irk to try it out
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
NeoBokrug Elytis: haha
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hahah!
shimmergild: cute dinosaur, verity
shimmergild: I spent a few weeks as a triceratops in SL once
Veen (valene.bellic): Awesome.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: RP-wise, I’ve seen that the Oracle has been back in The Junkyard recently, though her schedule’s somewhat random.
Veen (valene.bellic): Relatable.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh! It’d probably be months from now, but… might there be a Gathering of the Tribes this year, Ccindy? :D
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i wana say yes. but i dont know if i can make time to host it
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Call off work. It’s a religious observance. :V
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): sounds reasonable
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Or convince Nadie and Irk to get hitched, and tell your boss you have to attend a wedding.
Veen (valene.bellic): Genius!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Perfect
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): So many matchmakers!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i just tried to make sure that happens
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Every time wears ’em down a little more, I’m sure!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): it all depends on the skills of the beardet lady now
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): well you have to see it like that irk … shes very well armed
Aposiopesis Fullstop: :D
Veen (valene.bellic): XD
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): She’s very handy.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): not only handsome but handalot
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahahaha
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): haha
Veen (valene.bellic): But if you ask for her hand in marriage you have to specify.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): And she can hug you multible times at once
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Jeez, how many rings would she want?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yes
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): all of them
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): but a neclace be fitting too. and that be only one
NeoBokrug Elytis: ONE BIG RING
Veen (valene.bellic): Perfect!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
shimmergild: isn’t that just a bracelet
Veen (valene.bellic): But for your neck!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): keep in mind tho .. she will most likely have the upper hand in .. well prety much every situation
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Typical.
Veen (valene.bellic): Also the lower hand. And possibly the middle hand.
NeoBokrug Elytis: She’s going to hand you your ass.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: At least she won’t mind if you buy from the secondhand shop.
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Or the 4th or 5thhand shop.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Okay, these puns are getting out of hand now. :V
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): she will always welcome you with open arms, and closed arms and eerything in between
NeoBokrug Elytis: Thanks for the tunes Sandling. :)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh yeah, I forgot a question, Neo!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Thanks, Sandling!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: How’s Northgate going? Wasn’t there some sort of deadline?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): that will require a lot of cutting out arm puns
NeoBokrug Elytis: Deadline got pushed back to some arbitrary time; however we made great progress.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
Sandling Honey: Moost welcome! :D
Veen (valene.bellic): Oh wow, it’s almost 3 already. Time flies!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And, last month, wasn’t there something about a potential Buzzard Quest?
shimmergild: thanks for the music :)
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): awhatnow?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Just ideas.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): sush irk .. you need to plan a wedding. no hunting now
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I’m just now learning about it but I’m for it.
Sandling Honey: And cloosing with: Squarepusher – Greenways Trajectory
Aposiopesis Fullstop: There was a vague mention of simmering ideas last month.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And the Dune Trapper is still in the shop, yeah?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Hopefully, real world obligations are under control for a long while now.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Dune Trapper is still broke.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Wouldn’t that be swell.
Veen (valene.bellic): I can empathize. A lot of stuff happening in the RL here too. Without guessing or asking, I hope things calm down.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Unfortunate it all depends on other people. My obligations are reactionary.
shimmergild: oh, that’s the worst
shimmergild: I mean because it’s harder to plan for
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha YUP
Veen (valene.bellic): And out of your control.
shimmergild: yeah
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Indeeed.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Also, other people are butts.
Veen (valene.bellic): INDEED
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): wait. im an other people :-O
NeoBokrug Elytis: In about 2 minutes, we’ll head to Fort Stygian.
Sandling Honey: Drrrrrrr
NeoBokrug Elytis: You’re a mutant Cc, not a people.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): mutants are the best people
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Drr drr drr.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Sounds like when you fall asleep.
shimmergild: I’m a people
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): We are what we eat.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): were very peopolar
Veen (valene.bellic): Wish I could tag along but speaking of obligations… Though this is a fun one… I gotta go get ready for socializing. Thanks for the heads up about stuff, take care everyone.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Seeya, Veen!
shimmergild: googbye!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Good luck being… social!
shimmergild: *goodbye
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): happy socializing
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Bye, Veen
Veen (valene.bellic): Bye! Thanks, Neo, I sometimes need it. XD
NeoBokrug Elytis: Same. :)
Sandling Honey: Aiiighty :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Oh, part of me wants to host a Deadlands tabletop game in SL again. I might poke old regulars.
Sandling Honey: Thanks for DRRRR, I mean, tuning in!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Thankye for the Sandling sounds, Sandling!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oooh.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Gutter is going to play, probably.
For Nichele… (toraona.thane): thankee sandling!
Sandling Honey: Most welcome :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: That’d be something!