Community Meeting: June 2, 2024

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!


➳ This meeting was held on a Sunday due to a time conflict with its usual time and Caledon’s “Battle of Wits” fundraiser for Relay For Life.
➳ Occupancy has held steady, but often trends upward during the summer.
➳ Neo is looking into advertising The Wastelands and/or its events.
➳ After he finishes remodeling a Caledon region, Neo’s full-time focus will be on Northgate: it needs to be completed by the end of September.
➳ He’s recently added “ghosts” that demonstrate what the tutorial inputs do – modeling walking, flying, etc.
➳ Neo could use help finding or making certain assets and decor for Northgate – while avoiding game rips.  If you’d like to help, contact him ASAP.
➳The Wastelands may also participate in the Welcome Hub Community Expo.


➳ The Northgate “ghosts” use some of Neo’s new navigation code, featuring a function the Miasma doesn’t have yet. He still intends to add that navigation code.
➳ If he applies that new code to the Misama, and it performs as expected, he may apply it to a Zombie for testing.
➳ The egg spawn stayed active far longer than intended.  Happy extended Revival!
➳ Neo needs to update the buzzard kill counter for the Joon Buzzard Hunt.  It’s tracking properly, but the local chat isn’t reporting properly.
➳ Caledon may get its own resource-retrieval quest sometime, modeled after Doktor Aeg’s quests.
➳ For those who prefer to play their games with a controller, Neo has heard that LL is working on official gamepad and joypad support with additional inputs.
➳ Aeg’s Potion Quest may return soon – and he still seeks new locations! If you’re a landowner and you’d like your location to be part of the task, see the relevant page of the Wiki for more details!


➳The Joon Buzzard Hunt is now on!  L$2000 to the Most Deadly Hunter, 2nd Place gets L$500, 3rd place L$250. All three finalists also get a Mutant Hunter’s Talisman trophy.
➳ Everyone who kills at least three buzzards is also entered into a contest to win a single available plot of their choice in The Wastelands or Caledon, plus four weeks of tier!  See link for full details.
and Thank you to everyone who dressed up or DJ’d for PROMAGEDDON! There was no Fight Night, but Ccindy Pfeffer won the Stag Stab battle royale, and the outfit winners were Angharad Greggan and Trash Enthusiast.
➳ Neo has been restoring his lost work on the updated Burnt Oak encoding and stream, designed to normalize volume, increase video quality, and avoid dropped audio or stalled video.
Pizza Day, a low-effort, all-day movie marathon, will happen some Saturday in July.  Make a pizza.  Share a picture of that pizza if you want.  Eat that pizza.  Good job.
➳ Apo will be swapping out occasional DJ sets for Wasted Karaoke, on no fixed schedule.
➳ Extremely advance notice that the all-day semi-in-character traders’ event, the Rondyvoo, will likely return in early September.
➳ If anyone wants to learn to DJ or host events, contact Neo or Apo!
➳ 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; Fight Night – 3pm

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

Third Saturday: Wasted Raiders’ Raid – Noon

Occasional Saturdays at Neo’s Discretion:  Saturday Morning Cartoons / Saturday Morning Sci-Fi – 8am, Enjoying Other People’s Suffering – 3pm.

Occasional Saturdays at Apo’s Discretion:  Wasted Karaoke – 6pm.

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: Okey dokey! As I mentioned earlier, it seems apparent that moving the meeting today — some folks wouldn’t be here. But it was for a good cause! The Caledon Battle of Wits raised about 80k total for RFL.
Sketchkat Blackflag: /clap
Aposiopesis Fullstop: :D
Sketchkat Blackflag: :D
Verity Goodnight: woo
NeoBokrug Elytis: As per the usual, we’ll discuss the estate and land, the game, and then have an open floor for role play and events discussion. In between each category there’ll be time for questions and comments. :)
NeoBokrug Elytis: Starting with estate and land — occupancy has pretty much stayed the same since last month. I do however, expect an uptick as school starts to let out. That seems to be the norm these past years.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am also looking in to … advertising … for both Caledon and The Wastelands. I’ll see if we can get some fresh blood in here. I don’t know is LL is doing a great job of promoting SL, or things are just stagnant, or what. But I’m trying to adapt.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The first ads will probably just be generic ad boards at places adjacent to Wastelands interests. Mostly music, we have a ton of events here, and many are music related.
Candide LeMay: is caledon also having lots of available lands?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Not as much, but we got it with almost 100% occupancy. It had a winter dip, but has pretty much been pretty solid. Few folks moving around — probably because the places to move are few and far between.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am remodeling one of the regions there, and I’ll have more parcels available once done.
Sketchkat Blackflag: oh wow
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is their first 30k region.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Which kind of blows my mind. Heh.
Sketchkat Blackflag: bless ’em x3
Candide LeMay: they don’t hoard as much junk
NeoBokrug Elytis: There, like here, I’m having folks in a region do a vote.
NeoBokrug Elytis: One at a time, slowly.
NeoBokrug Elytis: In all honestly, I think folks are hungry for LI there. New content looks great, and they’re an old community too — so folks have big inventories to show off on their lands.
Sketchkat Blackflag nods
NeoBokrug Elytis: Once I finish that region remodel, I am bringing full time attention to getting Northgate done. I won’t work on anything else until that is officially open. If I can get it open, we can always add to it as we go.
NeoBokrug Elytis: But I’ve been plenty distracted with RL and Caledon this past year, so almost no progress has been made on it.
NeoBokrug Elytis: And LL is getting… impatient with me.
Candide LeMay: does caledon have its own communist gateway?
NeoBokrug Elytis: They have their own Community Gateway, you may have been there. Caledon Oxbridge.
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is well known.
Candide LeMay: i see
NeoBokrug Elytis: If you want to roll up an alt and land there:
Sketchkat Blackflag: think I’ve seen building classes being ran there :3
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is borrowing the code I made for Northgate, so ours will be very same-ish
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yeah, they run regular classes all the time.
Sketchkat Blackflag thumbs ups.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Tora teaches there. :)
Sketchkat Blackflag: ohh neat x3 small world
Sketchkat Blackflag: < goes to Toady’s
NeoBokrug Elytis: Caledon and The Wastelands has always had some crossover.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I know we’ve deviated quite a bit, but I think that’s really it for land/estate stuff.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any questions or comments?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Do you have a list of specific tasks that need to be done for the Caledon region or for Northgate? Can you delegate any of it to others?
Sketchkat Blackflag: ^ this
NeoBokrug Elytis: I have been delegating in Caledon, and I made a new Alt just to be sort of an asset storeage alt for The Wastelands and Caledon, to decorate with. For Northgate I do need some help, mostly with hunting down assets that aren’t game rips. I spend a lot of time on that.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Right now I just need to finish a lot of decor, and rewrite the doc about free / premium / plus / etc
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Decor sounds like something others should be able to do, yeah.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I’ll help research those things, if given that list of what you need.
NeoBokrug Elytis: As per a few suggestions I’ve gotten, I’ve deployed some “ghosts” to show how the challenges work.
NeoBokrug Elytis: So one walks through the walking area. Another jumps over the car. Another flies across the acid pit, and another runs down.
Sketchkat Blackflag: haha x3 cute
NeoBokrug Elytis: The Lindens, knowing how to use SL, did not choose to fall in the acid as part of the test. Bypassing a crucial learning lesson. :)
Sketchkat Blackflag: xD
Candide LeMay looks if there’s a Victor Linden
NeoBokrug Elytis: Once I get that done, The Wastelands still has a soft invite to the Welcomehub Community Expo.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Which, should not be hard to set up at all.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Caledon had a small expo plot at first, then got upgraded to a medium in June.
Sketchkat Blackflag: aww excellent ^^
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any other questions about Land and Estate?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Moving on to “The Game”.


NeoBokrug Elytis: The “Ghosts” in Northgate are using game code I made to help them navigate. They have a slick new function the current miasmas are missing that I want to incorperate.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Right now Miasmas wander pretty well, and they do a good job of getting off land they’re worried they might be returned from. But I want to change that so that they’re not scooting all the way across a region, and instead to a nearest point.
NeoBokrug Elytis: If that goes well, blending the updated miasma code, and the “ghost example” code, I may try to set up a smarter zombie to test.
Sketchkat Blackflag: :o
NeoBokrug Elytis: Folks seemed to like killing them during the Red Revival.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Nice.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Oh, and speaking of.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I left the egg spawn on waaay too long. I thought I turned it off, but didn’t.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): 🥚
Verity Goodnight: EGG
Sketchkat Blackflag: hahaha
Ϯ ℳαץσ ⑬ Ϯ (myotis.draconia): you need to eggsplain
NeoBokrug Elytis: Be sure to stay well fed.
NeoBokrug Elytis: The BUZZARDS!
Sketchkat Blackflag: \o/
NeoBokrug Elytis: It is the Joon buzzard hunt, and they’re counting how many you kill. Except I am dumb, and did not include this years URL in their logic — so instead it is showing the details from last years contest and rules. But rest assured that they are counting correctly.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Can that be fixed, or is it too late?
NeoBokrug Elytis: And the raffle for killing three this year applies to both land in The Wastelands and Caledon.
Sketchkat Blackflag: :O
NeoBokrug Elytis: It can be fixed, but it is a big hassle.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Maybe if I make big eyes at IRK, he could swap out the text from the old URL with the new one. :)
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): I can update the page it points to
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): hah yeah
Sketchkat Blackflag: xD
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Nice!
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Will do that tomorrow
NeoBokrug Elytis: Thanks!
NeoBokrug Elytis: I do need to update the count checker thing that we have. That’s a problem for future me. but I do know the counts are working.
NeoBokrug Elytis: That’s about it for game stuff.
Sketchkat Blackflag jokingly whispers “ah ah ahh~” to counting counts
Sketchkat Blackflag: that’s a lot of ground to cover with Caledon too :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Heh, Caledon doesn’t have a game like ours… yet. I don’t think there’d be combat if I made one.
Sketchkat Blackflag: yeah, they seem too relaxed ;P
NeoBokrug Elytis: They do want to revamp the old “Caledon Quest”, which is a lot like what Doktor Aeg hands out for tasks, encouraging folks to explore and the like.
Sketchkat Blackflag thumbs ups.
Candide LeMay: a game of insults maybe
Sketchkat Blackflag: hehe :P
Owlie Fairelander: The quest was suppose to be a lot different then it ended up being. Marion put it own spin on it.


NeoBokrug Elytis: Before I move on to an open floor for Events and Role Play discussion, I am pretty much back to where I was when my work on the updated Burnt Oak stream is. I’ve been picking at it at late nights, or weekend days. Right now I am just finalizing and testing things on my end. But maybe this month I can try to have a special showing, to see how it works for folks again, before I start with the big change-over.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): They probably like Victorian games like charades, blind man’s bluff, pass the slipper, playing cards, and surviving famine.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hahahaha
Vikki Placebo: hehehe
Sketchkat Blackflag: xD
NeoBokrug Elytis: Do we get bonus points if we get and live through cholera?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Cholera, Cholera, Who’s Got The Cholera?
Candide LeMay: can we export blood potatos to caledon? could be worth some monies
Owlie Fairelander whispers…murder…
NeoBokrug Elytis: Okay! Open floor time for Events and Role Play Discussion. :)
Owlie Fairelander: caledon used to have a lot of murder mysteries.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Oh yeah, “Don’t get killed by Jack the Ripper”
NeoBokrug Elytis: Ours aren’t mysteries here.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): another Victorian pasttime
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Thanks again to everyone who showed up to PROMAGEDDON last Saturday! So many great DJs – and live music from Dia – and excellent outfits.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: There was no Fight Night, so no Prom King or Prom Queen, but Angharad won Best Female Outfit and Trash Enthusiast won Best Male Outfit!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And Ccindy won the Stag Stab melee.
Sketchkat Blackflag: \o/
Candide LeMay: event idea for caledon – infection fight night
Aposiopesis Fullstop: And that’s all the big huge events I’ve got on MY agenda until the Rondyvoo in September; y’all are on your own. :P
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): As mentioned, the Joon Buzzard Hunt is on through the end of the month. Check out the deets :
Aposiopesis Fullstop: (Well, except for PIZZA DAY that will be on a Saturday in July – whichever one best fits the hosts’ schedules.)
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Their fight nights are probably like
Sketchkat Blackflag: Automaton Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em :P
NeoBokrug Elytis: Despite me not coding much these past months, I have been paying attention to things Ll are working on.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Also, I’ve decided to swap out my DJ sets for WASTED KARAOKE on occasional Saturdays! No specific regular Saturday, mind you – I like doing my themed sets for occasions and all. (Summer Beach Party at The Rot on the 22nd, probably, for instance!) But for those who like to caterwaul, but would rather not stay up until 9pm SLT, perhaps a 5pm start would work better. :P
NeoBokrug Elytis: They are bringing proper gamepad / joystick support with more inputs. This intrigues me, because we can hotkey things like medkits in the future.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): I approve of more karaoke.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh dang! I know several people who’d be glad to know that….
Sketchkat Blackflag: ooooh
NeoBokrug Elytis: And they also did a big revamp on Second Life Damage. Though I am skeptical it would be useful for us.
Candide LeMay: for guns maybe
Candide LeMay: not so much meele
NeoBokrug Elytis: When is the next big event Apo?
NeoBokrug Elytis: pizza day?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Pizza Day will be a Saturday in July – that’s just an all-day movie marathon, and you make or eat a pizza. Extremely low-effort all around!
Ϯ ℳαץσ ⑬ Ϯ (myotis.draconia): Satanic pizza day on June 6th, 6 p.m.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: The Rondyvoo will be in early September.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: I’m also thinking about trying to put together an event in August just for new DJs who want to try things out for the first time.
NeoBokrug Elytis: I am all for low effort events.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Hooray low effort
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Yeah, The Red Revival followed by Promageddon is kinda intense.
Sketchkat Blackflag: for sure
NeoBokrug Elytis: Also, if anyone wants to host an event, or even learn to host events, you can bug me or Apo and we’ll do what we can to help you learn and host your event. We all starts as noobs sometime long ago, but once you learn the ropes it is pretty easy.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Indeed so! :D
NeoBokrug Elytis: Any other questions at all?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
NeoBokrug Elytis: Because internet.
Sketchkat Blackflag: y tho?
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Oh. Very well, then.
Sketchkat Blackflag: xD
NeoBokrug Elytis: Because internet.
Owlie Fairelander: Do you think honeybadgers realy eat honey?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Welp, that seems about it. Next month we should be back on Saturdays again. :)
Aposiopesis Fullstop: When was that deadline for Northgate, though?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Wasn’t there a plan to have guides for newcomers?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Next weekend I’ll be hosting Cartoon
NeoBokrug Elytis: End of the quarter.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Aye Drifter.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): Like different ones for different RP races
Aposiopesis Fullstop: As in. The end of this month?
Irk (shannonwilsonbell): Cheers, everyone!
NeoBokrug Elytis: No, Start of Dall
NeoBokrug Elytis: Fall
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Jan/Feb/March is Q1. Apr/May/June is Q2.
Aposiopesis Fullstop: So the end of September, end of Q3?
NeoBokrug Elytis: Yup
Verity Goodnight: unless you are in one of the places where Q1 starts in April :D
Candide LeMay: bibi everyone
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Okay. I hope they did give accurate and non-self-conflicting information about that.
NeoBokrug Elytis: Drifter is about to hold a reading just south of us At the N
NeoBokrug Elytis: And later Gomi is showin’ movies.
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): ‘Tis so
NeoBokrug Elytis: The Golem?
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): That’s the one
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): A dark fantasy set in Prague
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): but everyone sounds Irish, at least when I read it
NeoBokrug Elytis: Haha
Sketchkat Blackflag: haha :P
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Off to The N to listen while I clean my incredibly-ruined bathroom. So much stray acrylic paint, burlap shreds, and nonsense….
NeoBokrug Elytis: You do a good job with the voices. :P
Drifter (wastelanddrifter): The little-known Irish quarter of Prague
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Hee!
Angharad Greggan: Bye all!
Verity Goodnight: bye friends
Vikki Placebo: take care, Angh!
Aposiopesis Fullstop: Speak in whatever accent you please – that’s your Prague-ative. :V
Sketchkat Blackflag waves to those leaving ^^
NeoBokrug Elytis: Take it easy folks!