Community Meeting: September 2, 2023

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!


Region Rebuild Updates!
➳ North Yard’s rebuild is in progress now: Neo and Ccindy are working on new terraforming, cliffs, and infrastructure to increase navigability.
➳ It may even have underwater content!
➳ Burnt Oak is also getting a slight tune-up: the Drive-In has been rotated to straddle the Burnt Oak / North Yard border, allowing more people to sit together.
➳ Once North Yard is complete – likely by mid-September – Neo will begin renovating the Sand Seas.
➳ North Yard’s parcels will become smaller and The Sand Seas’ will become larger; North Yard will get more infrastructure and the Sand Seas will have less.
➳ The details of the pricing structure changes haven’t been announced yet, however.

➳ Occupancy has held surprisingly stable over the summer.
➳ Neo has been diving into the Tier Meter code and has begun working on a Payment Date Synchronization option.
➳ He may also create a new “life ring” object that would allow anyone to pay toward the meter of someone who is overdue.
➳ Northgate is still being worked on, with about the same priority as the other regions.


➳ For the moment, since several potion locations are gone, Aeg only gives Mushroom Quests. Gather ye Purples while ye may.
➳ Not many game updates due to vacation and the primacy of Estate stuff.
➳ Neo has begun thinking Halloween Quest thoughts, however…


➳ The RONDYVOO, an all-day semi-in-character traders’ festival, will return to Hambone Slough on Saturday, September 16! Salvage Auction, Knucklehead Bouts, a Varmint Hunt, Weird Beard Contest, Storytelling, Live Music, and other such things are likely to occur.
Bartleby the storyteller should be back around for a while before and after the Rondy – hopefully…
Apo appears to be missing. At a recent Booze & Blather, Malice gave her a dose of mushroom powder, packed some survival gear for her, and they set off for the Deep Tunnels of The Junkyard – which may not even exist. They were only supposed to be gone a couple days…
Drifter has shown some longer-form films in special Friday showings.  Thus far: Parts I and II of THE HUMAN CONDITION, with Part III coming soon.
Trigger Treat, The Wastelands’ Halloween party, will take place on Saturday, October 28!  Anyone interested in DJing can contact Apo.
Trick-Or-Treat scripts will work again this October 30-November 1 for any landowner who wants to give out goodies at their parcel.
The Long Night, and the Black Rider, will also return on October 31.
➳ There’s still no fixed schedule for Fight Night.
➳ Want to host an event? Unsure how?  Contact Neo or Apo for info on how to organize it!
➳ 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

First Sunday: [RP] Readings by the Oracle – Noon


– 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
– Apo’s Audio Atrocities – 5pm

First Saturday: Community Meeting – 2pm

Second Saturday: Barrelhead Bazaar [RP Event] – 11am

Third Saturday: Wasted Raiders’ Raid – Noon

Occasional Saturdays at Neo’s Discretion:  Saturday Morning Cartoons – 8am, Fight Night – 3pm, Enjoying Other People’s Suffering – 3pm.

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.


NeoBokrug Elytis: IT’S… TIME.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
Mutsy Kaligawa: \o/
NeoBokrug Elytis: Good afternoon everyone! Like with all community meetings, we’ll discuss the three main aspects of the estate, with time for questions and comments in between each category.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Those categories are Land & Estate, The Game, and RP & Events. The last being more of an open floor for all those who RP and host events to let people know what’s going on soon, or has happened.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Starting with Land & Estate…
NeoBokrug Elytis: Occupancy has remained really stable this summer, I know things will change here soon — but I have a few plans to address that. We’ll see how effective they are. :)
Sandling Honey: Time to start up the 2nd half of the set too!
NeoBokrug Elytis: Oh, before I forget — thanks for the tunes Sandling; I Am going to throw some monies are you now.
Muffins (muffinshutchins): super saturday sweetness
Sandling Honey: Haha thankees :D
Mutsy Kaligawa: :O
NeoBokrug Elytis: North Yard is getting a major overhaul.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Part of that overhaul is to straddle the Burnt Oak Drive-In across the borders of Burnt Oak and North Yard, so that any “overflow” in showings can also be nearby. :)
Please Pet Me Head :D whispers: Mutsy Kaligawa petted Me ❤
NeoBokrug Elytis: I’d say we’re about 80% done with that.
Verity Goodnight: oooh
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Fance!
Ironblood Mechanique: i saw that and think its a fucking fantastic idea
Mutsy Kaligawa: yeah, it looks great so far :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: This past week we went on a vacation, so no progress on anything. The estate ran really smoothly while we were gone.
Mutsy Kaligawa: Did you enjoy yourself?
Skylar (skylarlogan): this sounds like some woman torturing The Critical Drinker
Sandling Honey: haha
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hahah!
Mutsy Kaligawa: lol
Skylar (skylarlogan) whispers: “nuh more movies … pls”
NeoBokrug Elytis: These upcoming days we hope to finish North Yard, then I can really start digging in to The Sand Seas.
Mutsy Kaligawa: wooo! \o/
NeoBokrug Elytis: I forget what the exact parcel prices are right now for proposed North Yard plots, but plots will either be 250 LI, or 500 LI.
Mutsy Kaligawa: ooooh
Beasil (beasil.roundfield): Where are my ambient dances
NeoBokrug Elytis: I do know that it will be a little more expensive than the prim-per-prim rate of the old region. But parcels won’t be overwhelmingly large anymore, and we’ve allocated 100LI for infrastructure, so we can do some really nice things for the region.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): Some of them are prime realestare, there right on the waterline so you can build your own jetty to your junkvilla
Mutsy Kaligawa: :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: :D
Sketchkat Blackflag: :3
NeoBokrug Elytis: Inversely, The Sand Seas will have less infrastructure LI, and landmarks; but folks will be able to build their own landmarks.
Sketchkat Blackflag: was gonna say, was that on north yard?
Tristan Kuramoto: A nice lil shack would be nice out there
NeoBokrug Elytis: The reasons I wanted to change all these is because LL/SL changed the link limit from 52 meters to 64 meters. Which was a gigantic limiting factor for The Sand Seas. I know another 12 meters doesn’t sound like a lot — but it’s huge when you’re trying to anchor stuff.
Sketchkat Blackflag: :o
NeoBokrug Elytis: If you turn on Parcel Boundaries and cam in to North Yard, you can see what we have planned.
Mutsy Kaligawa: oh yes
Beasil (beasil.roundfield): Oooo nice
Sketchkat Blackflag: aha~
NeoBokrug Elytis: All the broad terraforming and general shape of North Yard is done, but we’re going to pack it to the gills with more content — hopefully some underwater things. No promises though!
Sketchkat Blackflag vibrates x3
NeoBokrug Elytis: Cc has some fun ideas :)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hooboy.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): “fun”
Mutsy Kaligawa holds on to Sketchkat and vibrates with ≧ω≦~♪
Aposiopesis Fullstop: It’s going to be the SHARP sort of fun, isn’t it.
Alex Aeon (alexice.aeon): :◯
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): fun in the broadest sence
Mutsy Kaligawa: will there be seaweed?
NeoBokrug Elytis: When North Yard is done, we’ll keep hammering on all the things in the queue.
Sketchkat Blackflag: just a lil leviathan skeleton x3
Mutsy Kaligawa: haaa!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): if you wear the rastafarian war flag as shorts you can smoke seaweed on the beach
Sketchkat Blackflag: x3 haha
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Haha!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am still working on the Tier-Sync-Payment thing. Last month a very old friend cashed in a favor I owed them, so I was in the tier system working on that in general. I think on Monday I’ll take a stab at making it work.
Sketchkat Blackflag: ooh ♥
NeoBokrug Elytis: The initial way it’ll work is, it will find your parcel with the most time, and calculate what it will take to get the other parcels to that date.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): hello Miasma
NeoBokrug Elytis: Then present you with a paybox for it.
Verity Goodnight: yessss
The Digger (sandusky.kayvon): …Groovy.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I’ve also thought about a “life-ring” object. Sort of like a tier-payment mailbox, except it only appears when you’re overdue and anyone can pay towards it.
Mutsy Kaligawa: :O
Mutsy Kaligawa: wow, I like that idea!
Ironblood Mechanique: ooh
NeoBokrug Elytis: Of course it’ll have a few walls of text, like the tier paying mailbox; explaining what it does.
Sketchkat Blackflag: oh yeah, that’s actually really nice… because sometimes I’m looking at some homes and they have no donation plate ;_;
NeoBokrug Elytis: It’s not so much a donation plate, but more of a “shit I can’t log in, and/or I dno’t have the L$ for a payment. Maybe someone will save my place.”
Sketchkat Blackflag nods
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Creamysoda did that for me once.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Or alternatively; I could just make a super-tier-paying mailbox that does a little of everything.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Long story short, being in the guts of the tier system has inspired me for many quality of life things beyond what I initially planned.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: That really does sound nice. Sometimes you never see someone around, but their stuff is paid up – and sometimes it’s not.
Sketchkat Blackflag: ^
NeoBokrug Elytis: ANY questions about estate / land stuff?
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i want a tier payment pyramid sceeme .. i got dibs on the top
Mutsy Kaligawa: brb!
Ironblood Mechanique: haha
Sketchkat Blackflag: :P
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): WL:MLM
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Is Northgate sorta lower priority than the Sand Seas rework, or are they sorta sameish?
NeoBokrug Elytis: THey are all same-ish. Fortunately, I have several same-ish projects to work on now — so if I feel tired of one I can shift to another.
Sketchkat Blackflag: makes sense
NeoBokrug Elytis: They are all mostly different brain spaces.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh, nice! That does always help.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Movin’ on to game stuff!


NeoBokrug Elytis: I disabled Aegs potion quest last month, because we’re updating a few regions. These upcoming weeks I will be adding potion quest destinations as we decorate the spaces, and going back across Malady Bog to add a few.
Sketchkat Blackflag thumbs ups.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Once that’s done, you can do the potion quest again; but until it’s done — it’s a good time to get mushroom quests and purps.
Ironblood Mechanique: purps!
Aposiopesis Fullstop cracks her knuckles.
NeoBokrug Elytis: My cat is doing a lot of howls now that we’re home, he wants all the extra attention.
Sketchkat Blackflag: aww x3
Sketchkat Blackflag: extra pets from us then ♥
NeoBokrug Elytis: I still have a ton of game stuff on the back burner, but estate stuff takes priority.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Sometimes he has a tiny little existential crisis.
Mutsy Kaligawa: o.o
NeoBokrug Elytis: Halloween is in 2 months, so I better start thinking quest thoughts.
Tristan Kuramoto: woo
Sketchkat Blackflag: 83
Mutsy Kaligawa gasps
Aposiopesis Fullstop: YESSSSS
Sandling Honey: Thankees for the tip Sketch :D
Tristan Kuramoto: Sep pre Halloween month
Sketchkat Blackflag: welcomes :D this is chill <3
Mutsy Kaligawa: I have a rl pumpkin, growing in my garden for this year… I’m hoping it will be bigger by Halloween xD
Sketchkat Blackflag: haha ♥
Aposiopesis Fullstop: \o/
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): if not. pile cucumbers
Mutsy Kaligawa: >O<


NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to RP & events, but before the open floor; I want to remind folks again that Halloween is in 2 months. Residents here can set out Trick or Treat rewards that work on October 30th, 31st, and November 1st. There’s a script in the tier payment area that I made to help folks achieve this. Full instructions are there too.
Tristan Kuramoto: I want to get one this Halloween to carve and to eat the seeds.
Sandling Honey: (Bitcrush is one of the projects from one of Gridlock’s members)
Mutsy Kaligawa: oh yeah, DO IT Tristan
Aposiopesis Fullstop: wooo!
Tristan Kuramoto: this Sep/Oct8
Tristan Kuramoto: Sep/Oct*
Tristan Kuramoto: jeez feels like it was just Halloween
NeoBokrug Elytis: Open floor for RP & Events discussion.
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is always Halloween Tristan
Tristan Kuramoto: It is over here lol
Sketchkat Blackflag: xD
Mutsy Kaligawa gets her thoughts together for a fantastic Halloween poster this year…
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The Rondyvoo is returning on Saturday, September 16th! An all-day, generally-in-character traders’ festival with a salvage auction, drinking contest, dancing, weird-beard contest, storytelling, and more!
Tristan Kuramoto: Dang WLBday will be here before you know it
Mutsy Kaligawa: :D
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): think spooky stuff musty
Mutsy Kaligawa: I’ll think of you Ccindy :)
Tristan Kuramoto: oh dang will be there for that almost forgot
Ironblood Mechanique: hahaha
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hopefully also a Varmint Hunt and Knucklehead fistfights, if I make big endearing eyes at Nick and Sandusky, respectively!
Tristan Kuramoto: Has a poster been made yet?
Mutsy Kaligawa: oooh, I need be there this year
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): aww 16th im gona mis. grow a gianormous bear in my place
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Indeed! One’s leaning up above, others got posted today, but I can lob one at anyone who wants one.
NeoBokrug Elytis: There’s a poster for the Rondyvoo just outside the arena
Mutsy Kaligawa: Apo is the master of Rondyvoo posters
Mutsy Kaligawa: oh, lob me one ❤
Tristan Kuramoto: if they are no copy can i get a few for my spots
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I… guess? I just make posters for the events I run.
Mutsy Kaligawa: hehehe
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Some of them don’t always suck!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I’d like a poster please.
Mutsy Kaligawa: take it from a graphic designer, they are good!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Thanks!
Mutsy Kaligawa: thankies!!! ❤
Tristan Kuramoto: woo thanxs
Aposiopesis Fullstop: They oughta be copyable, but perms are always fickle.
Mutsy Kaligawa: yeah, it’s copy :)
Mutsy Kaligawa: love it!
Tristan Kuramoto: ah yes i see the poster now up there
Aposiopesis Fullstop: In terms of other events, TRIGGER TREAT will go down on Saturday, October 28! Music all day, costume contest, a horrifying descent into karaoke at the end, all that good stuff.
Tristan Kuramoto: i was seeing all grey for awhile
Tristan Kuramoto: Grey or Gray?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Either!
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): texture perms are the boon of my existence
Mutsy Kaligawa: hehe
NeoBokrug Elytis: boon or bane?
Tristan Kuramoto: I still need to make my wl halloween costume
Sketchkat Blackflag: pretty sure she meant bane
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i think bane if you ask that way
Mutsy Kaligawa: it’s bane :o
Aposiopesis Fullstop: As for RP stuff, Apo is technically missing at the moment. At Booze & Blather a couple weeks ago, Malice got her all mushroom’d up, packed a bunch of survival gear, and led her out to the rumored Deep Tunnels of The Junkyard. It was only meant to be a couple days, but if anyone showed for Booze & Blather on Thursday, she wasn’t there. I’m sure everything’s fiiiiiiine….
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): i guess wrong synaptic linkage. need to drink to rip it out and form it again in the correct place
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): ohmy!
Tristan Kuramoto: I miss the JY tunnels
Mutsy Kaligawa: omg
Tristan Kuramoto: creepy place
Sketchkat Blackflag: that explains the outfit ^^
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): I showed up on Thursday.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): if she is not fine if she returns, the witch might burn her
Aposiopesis Fullstop: (AKA, I wanted an IC reason for my vacation absence. :D )
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): for good messure
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha!
Sketchkat Blackflag: ♥ great idea
Mutsy Kaligawa: When you say “she wasn’t there. You mean she was there, just not in RP?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I mean I was on vacation, so I couldn’t really log in.
Skylar (skylarlogan): don’t bother trying to find her
Skylar (skylarlogan): she’s not there
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hahah
Mutsy Kaligawa: rofl
Shu-Ho (shuho.lane): lol
Sketchkat Blackflag: there in “spirit” x3
Mutsy Kaligawa: (.utsy understands now, nm, carry on)
Mutsy Kaligawa: uwu
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Speaking of travelers, Bartleby the storyteller should be on his way back for the Rondyvoo…
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hopefully, anyway. He left in a bit of a horrified hurry last time.
NeoBokrug Elytis: These pianos are nice.
Sandling Honey: Haunty
Aposiopesis Fullstop: They aaaaare.
Skylar (skylarlogan): this music would go great with a spooky video game
Tristan Kuramoto: Silent Hillish
Mutsy Kaligawa: These an idea for Halloween OωO
Mutsy Kaligawa: There is*
Skylar (skylarlogan): I want to come as a biblically accurate angel for Halloween
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Do it!
Skylar (skylarlogan): horrifying
Verity Goodnight: dooo ittt
Mutsy Kaligawa: omg yes
Sketchkat Blackflag: ◔ω◔
Verity Goodnight: O_O
Tristan Kuramoto: Ive been seeing vids like that
Skylar (skylarlogan): lol that would be so awesome
Tristan Kuramoto: the angels look scary
Skylar (skylarlogan): nothing but wheels and eyeballs
Verity Goodnight: yessss
NeoBokrug Elytis: If anyone is ever interested in hosting an event, but you need help, shoot me an IM. :)
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Those are the ophanim.
Tristan Kuramoto: nightmare fuel
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And then there are the ones with all the animal heads.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Wait. Only three are animal heads; one’s still a dudehead, right?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Yes, in Ezekiel’s vision
Beasil (beasil.roundfield): Aw shit I missed a particle show
Tristan Kuramoto: some Phantasm vibes
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh dang, forgot to mention there will hopefully be live music at the Rondyvoo, as well, if I make more big endearing eyes at Dia.
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): all i know is that jahwe cheated when wrestling with a human on the riverbanks.
Mutsy Kaligawa: OωO
Tristan Kuramoto: did Irk say if he was going to perform this year?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: He said he’s gotta do too much workstuff, alas.
Mutsy Kaligawa: All I know is if you say his name three times he will appear…
Tristan Kuramoto: ah
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): does it work with any name?
Mutsy Kaligawa: Pretty much
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Man, I wish. I’d summon SO many people.
Sandling Honey: If you say X three times, they will come
Sketchkat Blackflag: but don’t say that too fast :P
Mutsy Kaligawa: Neobokrug, NeoBokrug, Neo…oh, wait… he’s already here :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Now I am deleted.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: D:
Itch (pervasiveitch): yvonne craig, yvonne craig, yvonne craig
Itch (pervasiveitch): dang
Mutsy Kaligawa: waht…..!
Mutsy Kaligawa: I DIND’T DO IT
Mutsy Kaligawa: DIDN’T
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahaha
Mutsy Kaligawa: oh my
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer): you need to shout it
The Mutant Witch of the Wastes (ccindy.pfeffer):
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahahaha
Sketchkat Blackflag: lmaooo
Mutsy Kaligawa: shout, shout, let it all out
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Educational media at its best.
NeoBokrug Elytis: In about 5 minutes, I’ll ask folks to move east and outside of the arena.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Thanks again for all the tunes Sandling!
Sandling Honey: Most welcome :D
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I feel like there was soooomething from a previous meeting i meant to follow up on, but: vacation brain.
Sketchkat Blackflag: Seems Khajiit
NeoBokrug Elytis: Oh, and if anyone has Discord, is not part of our server yet, but wants to be — shoot me an IM for an invite.
Sketchkat Blackflag: I’m still looking forward to critters randomly about
Aposiopesis Fullstop: OH! Drifter, were you still planning to do a repeat showing of Part II of The Human Condition?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): I was, next Friday
Aposiopesis Fullstop: As in the 8th?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): That’s right.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Excellent. I should oughta be there!
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Smashing