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!
➳ October saw an uncharacteristic uptick in occupancy for this time of year, but Neo expects the usual holiday-adjacent drop to come in November.
➳ Neo just completed a land audit to make sure all parcels have the correct pricing and availability info.
➳ Now that new estate EEP functions are out, Neo tried to create some new effects for Halloween, but couldn’t get them set up in time.
➳ Work will pick back up soon on creating a custom day cycle for the estate – one that would also include weather and environmental effects.
➳ Neo hasn’t yet made a method to synchronize payment due dates across multiple parcels, but rezzing a Tier Donation Plate on each parcel and using an alt to donate single-day amounts can get them all aligned.
➳ Work on the Northgate Community Gateway was on hiatus to prep for the Halloween Quest, but should resume shortly.
Premium Plus Homesteads:
➳ As described in this announcement, Linden Lab will allow Premium Plus members to own one Homestead without having to already own at least one Full Region as well.
➳ Homestead owners would have to pay LL for all the setup fees for the Homestead, as well as the monthly tier, on top of the Premium Plus payments.
➳ Neo is planning to allow such personally-owned single Homesteads to be attached to The Wastelands Estate, as long as the owner agreed to certain conditions:
- Adopt The Wastelands’ Covenant as their Homestead’s Covenant – which includes the post-apocalyptic theme.
- Establish The Wastelands’ Estate Managers as the Homestead’s managers.
- Commit to maintaining that Homestead for at least a year and have an “escape plan” if it doesn’t work out.
- Maintain at least one parcel on an Estate region as well.
➳ Anyone interested would have to apply to Neo for consideration, and would have to be in good standing with him.
➳ A Covenant update will be coming this week to detail this new option – and to add other changes as well.
➳ LL is rolling out a new feature called LinkSet Data (LSD) that is poised to revolutionize scripting. Neo’s written about its potential in a guest post on ModemWorld.me.
➳ It’s currently being tested on Release Candidate regions, and seems to be undergoing some tweaks: there was a surprise rollback earlier in the week.
➳ Once complete, it should allow for several HUD updates, and perhaps even easier weapon tweaks: changes could be made to how existing weapons work, without needing to exchange them for new versions.
➳ Expect a nerf to the Skull Splitter.
➳ The script limits have been removed from the HUD and replaced with a Local Chat nag. This will allow Neo to bring back the DoT effect attachments, like radiation glows, blood loss, and being on fire.
➳ DoTs themselves may also see changes in severity and duration: Neo put down the groundwork for it long ago, but only implemented the changes for Radiation.
➳ Neo’s still wanting to implement a skills system versus a class-based system down the line.
➳ Foundations are also still in place for Playable Race modifiers to the HUD that would affect Health, Hunger, DoTs, etc.
➳ Deathaports still have a potential to TP the wrong person.
➳ Food loss appears to cause actual Health damage again, contrary to how it’s described.
➳ Falls no longer seem to cause damage.
➳ Neo’s going to wait for LSD to reach the main grid before making any updates to the HUD.
➳ Several of the game’s Halloween traditions returned: WL: Pumpkins in the spawn, trick-or-treating at the NPC traders, a limited-edition Jack-O-Lantern (with a special variant,) and a freshened-up Halloween Quest first seen in 2018.
➳ Reinstating this quest required building a new “front-end” that should make it easier to redeploy other old quests – or create new quests with minimal effort.
➳ This could allow multiple quests to be offered each year – a new one or an old one – but only the current year’s Jack-O-Lantern would be offered.
ROLEPLAY & EVENTS:
➳ The Wastelands’ 16th Birthday celebration, WL16B, will take place January 20 – 22, 2023! If you’d like to host an event, contact Neo or Apo with your preferred time slot and available time range.
➳ Dassina Andel has put together another Power Hour mix, and may debut it at WL16B.
➳ Great thanks to everyone who performed, attended, and/or dressed up for TRIGGER TREAT on the 29th! And congrats to the Costume Contest winner Sheala Oliveri, and Runner-Up Grady Echegaray.
➳ Dassina has overhauled the Stor-Y Soc collectibles exhibits, which are now featuring contributions from Dia, Irk, and Ccindy.
➳ The pushpins at The N are being reviewed make sure they give up-to-date landmarks to resident-run events, shops, etc. and there’s also a new category of Spiritual Sites! If you have established a shop, trade table, shrine, sacrificial altar, etc., drop Apo a landmark.
➳ Since there are holidays on the 4th Saturday of the month for the rest of 2022, Second Second Saturday Skull Ball is done for the year – and may only return quarterly or so 2023.
➳ Apo’s considering hosting another Booze & Blather on 4th Saturdays, instead.
➳ Reminder: The roleplay character template has been added to the Wiki – add yours today! Or review it to see who’s who and get some ideas for interactions!
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
– HOSTILE BROADCAST – 7pm
– Unstructured Playtime w/ Dia – 5pm
– Booze & Blather [RP Event] – 6pm
– Sandling’s Evening Madness – 1pm
– Fight Night (or War Zone on the first Saturday) – 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 (holiday hiatus)
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! The Unbridled Rage greeter bot can give a link.
I. THE ESTATE
NeoBokrug Elytis: IT’S… TIME.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
Candide LeMay: where’s sandusky? he hasn’t been around for a long time now
NeoBokrug Elytis: Good afternoon everyone! As per the usual, we’ll be talking about the three main aspects of the estate (Estate, Games, RP& Events), with time in between for questions and comments. Near the end RP & Events is pretty much an openfloor discussion.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Starting with estate:
NeoBokrug Elytis: This past month has kind of surprised me, I expected a slump in occupancy as the usual fall seasons do, but there was a nice uptick in new residents.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I fully expect November to be brutal though.
Facemelt (hivejunker): (smaller parcels ftw?)
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think smaller parcels are certainly helping Face.
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): welp. i’m doin my part! :-P
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Nobody won my spare Hambone Slough plot through trick-or-treating, sadly, so I’m gonna have to shed it soon. Which was always the plan, but, but, but STILL!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I hope that some folks who have smaller parcels eventually move to bigger parcels. Small parcels are like… the free crack samples.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): yes, indeed they are
Kedar (kedarukh): Ouch Apo!
Angharad Greggan: It was lovely to see the spiral back – even if only briefly!
xXDarkOwlXx (xxabbadon197xx): lol
Kedar (kedarukh): shouts: The spiral shall return!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: That was way harder to terraform than expected! And it’s still all bulby and lumpous.
Memory Harker: Oh shit. TRAPPED in the LAVA BELOW.
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): yeah, spirals for the world! *spins around too many times and gets dizzy*
Facemelt (hivejunker): rip memory
NeoBokrug Elytis: I got done with my big estate audit that I had been putting off for months, and boy howdy… a lot of parcels needed updates, and price adjustments. Plus there were parcels that just weren’t for sale and should have been. And even one OLD parcel that should not exist was active internally and on the website map.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Meep!
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): shouts: lmao HIYA MEM!! YOU OK DOWN THERE WITH THE LAVA AND THE PIT CAT??
NeoBokrug Elytis: Everything is correct now, until it’s all wrong again in 6 months. :)
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): Deep fried Memory
Candide LeMay: there’s still a tiny parcel not for sale in fissure
Facemelt (hivejunker): now i want squid /5 :/
Kedar (kedarukh): Defragmentation
Memory Harker maintains a modicum of decorum, and listens attentively.
Kedar (kedarukh): That can be the next Candide bacon station!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I had been tinkering with the new estate EEP functions just a little. I had some hiccups, so I could not put them to be active before halloween — so we missed out on some effects I wanted to do.
Sketchkat Blackflag: aww
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Aww, dang.
NeoBokrug Elytis: That is purposefully not for sale Candide, it says so on the description. :P
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): aw nuts :(
Kedar (kedarukh): Laughs
Kedar (kedarukh): Sorry Candide
Memory Harker: Those effects will make NEXT Halloween so much the better, though!
Candide LeMay: i mean the one west of vikki … it has no description so i thought you missed it
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): That reminds me… my old crab shack needs selling off too
Kedar (kedarukh): I smell prims!
Memory Harker always figured Kedar could frickin’ SMELL prims …
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am going to work on the estate windlight here again soon. I just want to make sure it’s all right before I do an estate deploy. In time I am probably going to try to make a windlight day cycle that is OURS, and not something premade. Right now the system makes small tweaks to the existing daycycle.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think that’s about it for land things. I am sure I am forgetting something.
Dassina Andel: For those of us with multiple parcels, will there ever be a way to synchronize payment due dates? Especially when Donashun plates only apply donations to that single parcel tier they reside in.
Sketchkat Blackflag: it’s really pretty atm :3
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): the premium plus homestead thingy?
Facemelt (hivejunker): could that integrate environmental effects like sand storms and the like, or are they unlinkable?
NeoBokrug Elytis: No “official” way Dass, but if you rez donation plates on parcels, and pay single days with an alt, they can all sync
NeoBokrug Elytis: Mutsy is right, I forgot about that.
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): Indeed
NeoBokrug Elytis: Face: That’s the hope.
Facemelt (hivejunker): cool beans
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Also: drugs. :V
Kedar (kedarukh): Laughs
Memory Harker: DRUGS! *perk*
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): I did look into it… but… well… it’s costly for me
NeoBokrug Elytis: So, LL has a new perk for premium plus members. Where you don’t NEED to own a full region to get a homestead. I know that’s going to make a LOT of estates mad, but not me. :)
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): Heeeee!
Sketchkat Blackflag: \o/
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
NeoBokrug Elytis: You would still need to pay Linden Lab homstead setup and tier fees, but the requirement of a full region is no longer a hurdle. And it’s limited to just one region — probably not to make big estates mad.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Madder.
Facemelt (hivejunker): $249 per year?
NeoBokrug Elytis: $249 a year, plus homestead fees of 109 a month.
Facemelt (hivejunker): oof
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yar, it’s still damned expensive. But pretty rad for anyone who *can* do it!
Kedar (kedarukh): Prims Neo?
Dassina Andel: Yeeesh. That’s more than what I pay for a full region, and no Premium Plus
Tristan Kuramoto: Dang
Beezle (beezle.warburton): /eep, but make we;ll have more land.
Candide LeMay: homestead has 5000 prims
Candide LeMay: so that’s a small kedar plot
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am going to be changing the covenant here in the upcoming week to account for that, and changes *I* want to make.
Kedar (kedarukh): 5k – ok
Sketchkat Blackflag: lol
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): lol
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): great googly mooglies!
Kedar (kedarukh): We will all just have to work more overtime
NeoBokrug Elytis: Basically, I am going to allow some non-wastelands homesteads to link to the estate, under certain conditions. You’d be the owner of the region, you pay LL for your servers, you get to be part of The Wastelands — with some caveats.
Memory Harker: Will the extra miasmas continue until morale improves?
Kedar (kedarukh): Laughs
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): HAHA MEM!!!
Sketchkat Blackflag: XD
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): what are the caveats for us poor buyers, neo?
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): non-wastelands…. does not compute!
Memory Harker appreciates Neo’s Borglike judo moves regarding this new homestead thing. ASSIMILATE!
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): hahaha
Dassina Andel: Yeaahh… not sure I’m comfortable with a homestead attaching, that isn’t WL-themed.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I don’t think that’s what he means.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Basically you’d need to apply directly to me for it. You need to be in good standing with me personally, promise to make your best efforts to be here for at least a year, adding the estate managers to your region, adopting the covenant of The Wastelands, and having an ‘escape plan” if owning a homestead does not work out.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Plus the obvious comittment to stay within theme of the estate.
Sketchkat Blackflag: aka the literally endless sand seas
NeoBokrug Elytis: And, you need to own at least one parcel on the main estate.
Candide LeMay: neo is would this also apply for homesteads leased from a landbaron or just those personally owned by folks?
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa) nods to all that said
NeoBokrug Elytis: Personally owned folks.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Other estates: no.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Let me scroll back for questions.
Kedar (kedarukh): Regions would be adjacent?
Candide LeMay: for us euro VATniks the difference between PP+LL fees and renting from a land baron is about 400-500 bucks a year
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa) watches the tin man’s eyes scrolling back O_o
NeoBokrug Elytis: Hey, but you get nice services from your government for it Candide. :)
Kedar (kedarukh): And better beer
Candide LeMay: you clearly have no idea about eastern europe governments
Facemelt (hivejunker): haha
Sketchkat Blackflag: x3
NeoBokrug Elytis: That’s the gist of the idea regarding homesteads anyway. Covenant changes will be more thorough.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any questions about land stuff so far?
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): nope, i’m good
Kedar (kedarukh): All to be adjacent to WL Neo?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Wouldn’t work very well otherwise.
Kedar (kedarukh): Can regions be moved?
Candide LeMay: for a fee
Sketchkat Blackflag: ^
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yes Kedar, adjacent
NeoBokrug Elytis: LL charges moving fees.
Facemelt (hivejunker): it seems a very savvy move, bringing potentially more traffic to wl with fairly minimal risks
Kedar (kedarukh): Just wanna be certain – smiles
Memory Harker: *nodsnodsnods* Facemelt! :)
NeoBokrug Elytis: And before you get your homstead, work with me so we can see about avoiding moving fees.
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): hmm sounds good
Memory Harker smells a bit of Phillip Linden in this new development, and she loooves that scent.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: If someone’s got deep pockets like that, more power to ’em! There are plenty of people I’d love to see let loose with an entire region to create with…
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): @w@
Kedar (kedarukh): Oh for sure
Tristan Kuramoto: If only lol
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa) eyes glow thinking about it
Storm Thunders cackles
Memory Harker: Hahaha. “Aieeee! Glowing Mutsy eyes!”
Sketchkat Blackflag: I know right? when I first heard of it I thought it was going to be a lesser price because of not needing the full region xD… but yeah, sadly not
NeoBokrug Elytis: Well. I think Premium Plus in general is a great deal if you’re a creator.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And if not it’s still a good deal.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to game stuff.
II. THE GAME
NeoBokrug Elytis: Last month saw the revival of MANY HALLOWEEN related things.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Especially an old quest from 2018 — that is a lot of people’s favorite.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yesssss. :D
Sketchkat Blackflag: :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Also, dang, that was 2018?!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I built a new “front-end” for re-purposing old halloween quests. It’s not quite building a whole quest from scratch, but it was still a lot of work.
NeoBokrug Elytis: This SHOULD allow me to repurpose other old quests as well with a few days worth of work.
Facemelt (hivejunker): weekly quests confirmed
NeoBokrug Elytis: Hopefully, the idea is that I can run old quests side-by-side with new seasonal quests.
NeoBokrug Elytis: So folks have the option of replaying older content.
NeoBokrug Elytis: But, same seasonal rewards.
Kedar (kedarukh): Good news this is
Sketchkat Blackflag: that’d be nice ♥
Facemelt (hivejunker): would that include prizes from those original events?
NeoBokrug Elytis: No
Kedar (kedarukh): Ouch
Facemelt (hivejunker): makes sense
NeoBokrug Elytis: Sandworm Tusks were given out this year, because.. I felt like it. They will probably go out with each quest. Specifically Jack-o-lanterns will not be re-issued.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: They do look neat! :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Speaking of Gutter put in a ton of work into this years Jack-o-lanterns, and it shows. :)
Sketchkat Blackflag: yasss
Sandling Honey: Thankeeees
Memory Harker: Cheers, Sandling :)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The detail is absolutely off the ridiculously-well-textured wall.
Tristan Kuramoto: I have not seen one yet
NeoBokrug Elytis: I quite like the front-end I made for it, and I may leverage it for new quests.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think the oldest quest we have is from 2013?
NeoBokrug Elytis: That one was super simple.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Oh
NeoBokrug Elytis: OH
NeoBokrug Elytis: Sl is coming out with a new feature Called Link Set Data. THE HUD IS GETTING UPDATES.
Kedar (kedarukh): I would give one of my toes for the 2014 pumpkin. Or maybe one of Malice’s.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: WAHOO!
Storm Thunders: like Malice has any toes left.
Kedar (kedarukh): Laughs
NeoBokrug Elytis: And, these updates — I hope I can in-line change weapon damage for existing weapons to the new system I have in place. That way people can use old weapons and damage will be adjusted accordingly.
Sketchkat Blackflag: :o
NeoBokrug Elytis: HOPEFULLY I can change.. I just thought of something amazing. LSD is going to free me in so many ways.
Dassina Andel: How old are we talking?
Facemelt (hivejunker): old = legacy?
Storm Thunders: would we be able to stick old weapon versions into the masheen for updates?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Old = current weapons
NeoBokrug Elytis: The weapons, would not need updates.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Ooooh.
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): :O
NeoBokrug Elytis: We’ll see!
Dassina Andel: i.e. Old Vicious Clobberin Stick vs. “new”?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Weapons that work now, will be what works.
Dassina Andel: That… could prove interesting. Especially if swing speed is changed/unchaged
NeoBokrug Elytis: I’ll probably add 1 script to the HUD, but if I can make huge savings on script memory due to LSD, I may not need to.
Memory Harker: mmmm … chicken leg …. *looks at Candide*
NeoBokrug Elytis: Swing speeds will not change.
NeoBokrug Elytis: But I can add / remove DoT effects and damage.
Dassina Andel: So, continue to hold onto my “old” Vicious stick, got it.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Speaking of, I too kout the script limits, in favor of a script nag while wearing the HUD
NeoBokrug Elytis: I plan to allow old DoT efects back
Facemelt (hivejunker): oh thats quite big
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hooray, more DoTs!
Dassina Andel: Ooooh, revitalization of The Rattlesnake.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: It’s just not the same without being able to *see* yourself on fire.
Memory Harker: XD
Kedar (kedarukh): Laughs
Sketchkat Blackflag: xD
Kedar (kedarukh): True
NeoBokrug Elytis: Going to nerf the fuck out of the skull splitter
Dassina Andel: Please do.
Facemelt (hivejunker): any plans to nerf dass? shes op
NeoBokrug Elytis: Anyway, those are immediate game changing plans.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I MEAN I TECHNICALLY COULD
Kedar (kedarukh): lol
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The DoT damages are going to be the same, he’s saying. Like the amount of damage. DoT EFFECTS, like “being on fire” or “glowing with radiation,” are what he is talking about bringing back.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: *the amount of damage and the length of time.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I could change those too, to the new DoT system for old weapons.
Tristan Kuramoto: lol
xXDarkOwlXx (xxabbadon197xx): lol
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am waiting for LSD to make it to the main grid before I do any playing around with anything.
Dassina Andel: I’ll go ahead and say it: Fall damage is 95% broken currently. It happens, but you do not take actual damage. I suspect, Falling will still break things like Aeg’s Potion quest.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: You did do a bunch of foundation-laying for DoT stuff last year that kinda didn’t go beyond radiation, I don’t think.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The first thing I am going to do is try to offload all the data in the script to LSD
NeoBokrug Elytis: You are correct Apo.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And there’s also an issue with Hunger / Health that I finally pinned down earlier this week. I could copypaste a thing and explain, though it’s long.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am so excited about LinkSet Data changes, that I wrong a guest post on modemworld.me https://modemworld.me/2022/11/02/linkset-data-lsd-a-new-feature-for-second-life/
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh yeah! That’s so rad. :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: LSD may fix that too Apo.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: As long as something does fix it, I guess?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): LSD may fix a lot of things.
Shu-Ho (shuho.lane): lol
NeoBokrug Elytis: Right Drifter? ;)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Deathaports are also still dicey.
Sketchkat Blackflag waggles brows? xD
Aposiopesis Fullstop: A lot of fundamentals about how damage is taken and healed seem to be not working as intended.
Sketchkat Blackflag: yes ♥
Dassina Andel: re: Skull Splitter being OP – It has significantly higher reach than just about any weapon, coupled with a high damage output, and observed high Bleed DoT chance. Just personal observations on being the receiving end of one.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay, any other questions about game things?
Facemelt (hivejunker): i had a question, was the class system abandoned?
Kedar (kedarukh): Waves to Verity
Facemelt (hivejunker): sorry, oldbie question
Memory Harker curtsies to the venerable oldbie.
Facemelt (hivejunker): lawl
Dassina Andel: I have further questions about the weapon dynamic adjustments, but I’ll save those for a later time.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah. I do have ideas for skills. I have a lot of “playing around” scripts, and many documents regarding skills. I tihnk skills are better than classes.
Facemelt (hivejunker): i see race is a feature hinted at in the hud, but not implemented?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Especially in a sort of anarchic setting like this, it makes sense to focus more on Things You Can Do than on Types You Can Be.
Memory Harker: >.>
Memory Harker: <.<
Sketchkat Blackflag: yeah, you don’t “box yourself in” with gameplay when skills are dominant, rather than class type
NeoBokrug Elytis: I think there were problems with LSD this week, as the RC regions it was running on, were rolled back.
Sketchkat Blackflag: oooh
Kedar (kedarukh): That was a BAD day
NeoBokrug Elytis: I don’t think any skill will make you better in combat, but it may gate what you can equip.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Just wishful thinking until it happens though.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any other questions about current game stuff?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: No questions, really, but thanks for the Halloween Quest! That still got a good few jumpscares outta me.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I figure 4 years is just enough time to forget them. :)
Kedar (kedarukh): Laughs
Facemelt (hivejunker): that bonding in web mechanic, inherited from our gorean ancestors, terrifying
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha no, experience tools magic.
Sketchkat Blackflag: tehehe x3
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And being carried along!
Sandling Honey: (not here)
III. THE ROLEPLAY & EVENTS
NeoBokrug Elytis: Time for an open floor about Role Play & Events discussion! After that I will be hosting War Zone in Fort Stygian. Before the discussion starts, I want to plant the seeds of Wastelands 16th Birthday coming up in January. It creeps up on us because the holidays are distracting.
Sandling Honey: 0:> !!!haaaaaaaaeeee
NeoBokrug Elytis: Start thinking about it now, maybe you wanna host an event or something, give it some thought, let us know.
Dassina Andel: The Stor-Y Soc Museum, has gotten some quality donations in the past few days, and I’ve started a bit of an overhaul of the layout. So far, I’ve done first passes on notecards for Giftmas 2018 – 2021, Jedidiah’s Treasure Map, and the WL: Armor case. Big thanks to Dia G, Irk, and The Mutant Witch for their contributions/lending of “artifacts” to the Musuem.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh yeah, I may have a couple things to lend, too, Dass.
Sketchkat Blackflag: and just like that, she’s summoned xD
Facemelt (hivejunker): woah speak of the devil
Dassina Andel: The only Giftmas Collectible that is missing, is Giftmas ’10: Brominite Raider
NeoBokrug Elytis: It will brutalize your prim counts.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): my name was called 3 times. that way i know im needet
Kedar (kedarukh): I can see!
Facemelt (hivejunker): i’ve just sent my documents in to LL Dass, will let you know if i get access to F Loon and have anything interesting for you
xXDarkOwlXx (xxabbadon197xx): nice avatar cc!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): thx
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Trigger Treat turned out pretty dang great last Saturday! Thank you to everyone who showed up, emitted music for it, and wore some of the best and weirdest costumes. (And congrats again to the costume winner Sheala and runner-up Grady! MAN that was hard to pick; everyone looked so many different kinds of awesome.)
NeoBokrug Elytis: Thanks to everyone who put out trick or treat buckets. Sorry for the script issues and last minute changes!
Sketchkat Blackflag: I had work, else that would have been awesome to see x3
Dassina Andel: Neo, I’ll have to hit you up to “fact check” a few update timeframes, and I will be hitting up the WL Press articles for deeper lore checks when I start going through the Giftmas Years
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): It was fantastic! Nice and spooky and great laughs to boot :D
Kedar (kedarukh): Script happens
Sketchkat Blackflag thumbs ups.
NeoBokrug Elytis: All my facts have corruption.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Also, I’m freshening up the pushpins at The N to update the locations of peoples’ shops and bars and so on. So I figured I’d just emit a general reminder that, if you do set up a shop or a clan or a gallery or whathaveyou at your place – feel free to drop me a line and a landmark and I’ll make sure it gets added!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I just had to spend the last minute thinking if I ate anything today.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Flit??
Flit Ulrik: I missed the meeting ARGH!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Woah! It’s been some time
Dassina Andel glares at the Game Updates listing on the wiki: https://wiki.the-wastelands.org/Game_Updates
Verity Goodnight: i forgot we already did a time travel this week here
Aposiopesis Fullstop: There’s also a new category of “SPIRITUAL SITES” – if your character has come up with a faith, cult, or spiritual system that has a place of worship/ meditation/ritual sacrifice, etc, gimme a landmark for that as well.
Flit Ulrik: ack I really wanted to learn about possible land bolts
Verity Goodnight: yessss
NeoBokrug Elytis: Also, if you’re interested in RP but are afraid of saying hello to people, here’s some hooks for them: https://wiki.the-wastelands.org/Category:Player_Characters
Kedar (kedarukh): Grins
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Oooo nice idea, Neo
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): Ohhbdamn .. light savings time
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): yes. so mucht for being just in time
Chav Paderborn: I ATEN’T DED
Aposiopesis Fullstop: A draft fo the minutes will get submitted to the Press tomorrow and posted whenever Sandusky or Aki get the chance to review.
NeoBokrug Elytis: There’s a post on our discord server in announcements — if you have Discord Flit
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Thank God!
Storm Thunders: yay!
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): shame rax isn’t here. he’s been talking about you a lot and missing you, mz chav! :-P
Flit Ulrik: ok cool thanks for the minute recording Apo
Beezle (beezle.warburton): CHAV!
Facemelt (hivejunker): i met stumbo this week, very cool character
Beezle (beezle.warburton): me misses Chav too o.O
Chav Paderborn: I MISSED YOUS ALL AND SL
Tristan Kuramoto: :D
Flit Ulrik: good time to catch up Chav
Aposiopesis Fullstop: He fought a tree at the last Booze & Blather.
Beezle (beezle.warburton): Heh, unless you’re another mutant and think he’s a complete disgrace.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): He dropped by to trick or treat but as usual I was AFK. He was very polite
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): me stumbo first character there was, it make sun and stone and LSL
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): i’ve only been in the community a couple of months, but almost the first thing i got told was that i HAD to meet chav!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Heheh XD
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): so HIYA. i’m meetng you!! :-P
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): It’s a must
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): SHE’S a must
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): chav has the smallest hands. its very important to know her
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): i accept the reality of this fact
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Tiny little hands she’s got
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): and dainty feet. i notice!
Beezle (beezle.warburton): I’ve know Chav since I was a n00b, ^.^
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Second Second Saturday Skull Ball is done for the year, since the 4th Saturday of the months coming up will overlap holidays.
Chav Paderborn: ya
NeoBokrug Elytis: Thanks for the tunes sandling!
Sandling Honey: Allllrighhty
Chav Paderborn: in calleta??
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And I’m sorta thinking of… maybe not doin’ ’em except for quarterly or so next year?
Mutsy (mutsy.kaligawa): Thanks for noize!
Flit Ulrik: Mayo I have TG envy right now. sheesh
Sandling Honey: Mooost welcome :D
Mayo von Schrott (myotis.draconia): lol
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Ah shame, Apo. Looking forward to some New Year Skull Ball
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay, I am heading to Fort Stygian for War Zone!
Dassina Andel: Oh yeah, I am just about finished now with “Ultimate Power Hour IX: What’s A Paladin?” Guess I just have to figure sometime to debut it.
NeoBokrug Elytis: See you folks there.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Might replace it with an extra Booze & Blather or so.
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): Woop!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): See ya there
NeoBokrug Elytis: Dass: Wl16B
Tora the Explorer (toraona.thane): i can hear god in my head saying “WHAT THE FUCK, woman, what do you want!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: shouts: To Stygian!
Sheala (sheala.olivieri): That sounds like a plan!