Mercy dances around happily. [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat: Woo hoo! [+][OOC-Chat] Murderkitty: You can be a charismatic plump woman or tall amazonian. Alivia walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Flynn waves nonchalantly. Sindome Amphitheater The Brobdingnagian structure encompassing you lends heavily to classical stylings from the Italian Renaissance, characterized by transcendent marble arches. Tens of thousands of seats comfortably furnished with the finest upholstery surround the arena in tiers, each laboriously designated with hand engraved golden plates. Sleek displays are available in front of every chair, appointed to relay information from whatever function the arena is hosting at the time in a variety of languages and an assortment of touch-screen options. The landings of each tier bear floor plaques lionizing the mega-corporations involved in the funding of the gargantuan building project, lending special thanks to names that only anybody who is anybody has heard of, fettered to the tongues of the unwashed masses. You would only have to wonder for a moment how such the revenue for such an exorbitant expense could be justified before being assaulted by innumerable holographic advertisements flickering into life along the rows, others being projected as gigantic slogans and logos in the air, the products owned by the largest and most influential corporations dominating the airspace by a huge margin. The advertisements blink out of existence just as rapidly as they had appeared, working on an annoyingly regular timer chosen by market psychologists to be as disorientating as distracting as possible to the average consumer. Recycling chutes located alongside every aisle hint promisingly towards a flourishing income stream provided by confections, fast-foods and consumer drugs. Overhead awaits a dizzying sight as anybody who were to look up would find themselves staring out into the captifying panorama of space. Long-dead stars burn fiercely billions of light years away from here, with a clarity unknown to your typical mudboy who has only seen the sky as a perversion marred by human pollutants. Lurid nebulas that cannot be seen by the human eye from here are as conspicuous as earthly clouds. A Nito-Kodak Chronos has a hologram of the date rotating above it: Saturday, January 14th, 2102 : 2:47 PM. The Sindome Amphitheater is as follows:   Slither Fengshui is here, birds alight on trees and start singing. Mephisto Pheles and Doctor Jessica are standing here. Brikks is standing around, slightly huddled in on herself for warmth. Amon Janz is aching mildly and just slightly pale. Sydney is all business. Outcast Hana is sweating like a whore in church. Gaz is standing here. Handsome Flynn is keeping to himself. Cayce Ogata is slouching with her hands in her jacket pockets. Mercy is gazing up at the monitor boredly, but attentively. Slumdog Shakeia is looking like a damn Mixer. Gypsy is constantly touching the spot where her ring should be. Miranda is standing here, maintaining an elegant posture. Luca is out of the way, with a feint smile. The large mahogany wood stage is empty. The podium is vacant. Mini-Celebrity Alivia is sitting in the first row. Arisruk is sitting in the second row. The third row is empty. The fourth row is empty. The fifth row is empty. The sixth row is empty.Seven Ecks is sitting in the seventh row. There are no visible exits. Cayce walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Mephisto pops in through a cloud of sulfur,Take a seat when you get here." OC: Amon says, "Hello everyone" ] Kaya appears out of nowhere. Flynn sits cross-legged on the floor. Flynn stands up from the floor. [+][OOC-Chat] Murderkitty: The appearance aspect of charisma affects a lot of things. Caffeine waves excitedly. You edge into the sixth row, and pick a seat and lower yourself into it. Carver appears out of nowhere. [+][OOC-Chat] Droid Trap: Hmm.... Flynn walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Amon walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "you may talk normally in the town hall, no need for ooc" Micaella appears out of nowhere. Scotty appears out of nowhere. Jagielka appears out of nowhere. Krispin appears out of nowhere. Atlas walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Hana disgustingly releases some methane. June appears out of nowhere. Brenna appears out of nowhere. OC: Nyron says, "it's returning a tb, i should press it a few more times" ] Vetsa appears out of nowhere. Warder appears out of nowhere. Brenna sits cross-legged on the floor. [+][OOC-Chat] Droid Trap: And if what you have zero charisma, do you look like a mutant? Rejind appears out of nowhere. [+][OOC-Chat] Fire: If I go to the @town-hall thing do I have to talk or can I just watch or... OC: Flynn says, "oh lord, don't look. it tb's" ] Luca edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Brenna stands up from the floor. Dva appears out of nowhere. OC: Shakeia asks, "yes it hurt my face. what is the name of the seat?" ] Cayce blows kisses to everyone. OC: Nyron says, "i fixed it" ] Jessica says, "*speaking english, in a strong Scottish accent with a light musical tone voice* Good god...so many people..." Hana edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. OC: Nyron says, "kinda" ] Jessica sits cross-legged on the floor. Brikks throws up a pair devil horns, trotting over to the seats. Jessica stands up from the floor. Krispin edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Sydney walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. OC: Amon says, "Type sit <first> or sit <second> or sit <third> etc" ] Brikks edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Flynn leans slightly forward and licks Seven suggestively. Mercy childishly lifts up Amon's shirt, bends down and >>ZERBERTS!<< their belly! Flynn moves close and huggles sweetly with Amon. Gaz edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Brenna walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Gypsy edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Shakeia walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Vetsa edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Carver walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Mercy edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat: Set fire to everything, lil ember. OC: Shakeia says, "wicked, thanks." ] Jinx teleports in. [-][Game-Help] aglidden: Heh, you can't town-hall while sitting down! Mephisto pops in through a cloud of sulfur, "Everyone either come here and take a seat or sit at home." Luca vigorously bounces up and down. Warder walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Rejind edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. June walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. [+][OOC-Chat] SirQuacksAlot asks, "What happens to new players entering the game while the Town-Hall is on, if the game is paused?" Jagielka edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Rejind stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Rejind edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Scotty edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. June stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Alexei appears out of nowhere. Auri appears out of nowhere. [-][Game-Help] Staff Atlas: It is a teleport command. Stand up and then use it. Katla appears out of nowhere. Flynn leans slightly forward and licks June suggestively. Miranda walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. June edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jinx edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Carrera appears out of nowhere. Marcello appears out of nowhere. Ashier appears out of nowhere. Kaya edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jak appears out of nowhere. Ashier sits cross-legged on the floor. Auri sits cross-legged on the floor. Auri stands up from the floor. Dva edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jinx stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Ashier stands up from the floor. Jessica edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. [+][OOC-Chat] Murderkitty: They're prompted to wait or continue to townhall. Auri edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jinx edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Caffeine takes a slow sip of her Blue Mountain coffee. OC: Atlas says, "If you are not sitting, pick a row and sit in it. Do not sit on the floor. " ] Ashier edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Ducky appears out of nowhere. Jessica says, "Good...Lord...So many People." [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Johnny Channel 5: only some of us are required to say things. Ashier says, "*speaking english, in an elegnant, silky smooth feminine voice* Yep" OC: Amon says, "Micaella Katla Marcello Ashier Jak SIT" ] Jinx disappears in a cloud of egg scented blue smoke. Katla says, "*speaking english* Heh. Serously" Jak edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Hana says, "*speaking english, in a quiet, gloomy voice* All those hamburgers..." Micaella sits cross-legged on the floor. Luca exclaims, "*speaking english, in a silvery, and authoritive Brazilian accented voice* Whoo!" Katla sits cross-legged on the floor. A wooshing sound is heard and Jinx appears out of nowhere. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Johnny Channel 5: but everyone whose on attends. Flynn pokes Katla in the ribs repeatedly. Carrera edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Ducky sits cross-legged on the floor. Marcello edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Ducky stands up from the floor. Flynn [to Katla]: *speaking english, in a honeyed, baritone voice* no, sit in a row Carver says, "*speaking english, in a strangely accented voice* Ah, shit. Now I'm hungry." Gypsy exclaims, "*speaking english, in a Samoan accented voice* Not on the floor guys!" Alivia [to Seven]: *speaking english, in an ebullient, exotic-accented contralto voice* You're short as hell. Flynn [to Katla]: YA GOOF Jessica says, "i have never seen so many people in the game.." Fengshui OOCly shouts, "Spotify playlist is starting now. hit play! http://sindo.me/mnLpgS" Micaella stands up from the floor. Micaella edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Ashier says, "Same, it's a surprise." [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Atlas the Defluffer: He makes it sound like we beat him so that he'd speak. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Atlas the Defluffer: We did but, he doesn't have to make it obvious. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "i will announce songs that we are on throughout the meeting so people can stay in sync should you want to" Blinder appears out of nowhere. Flynn [to Seven]: I also thought you'd be hotter, babe. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Mefisuto: mind you Blinder angrily slaps Flynn right in the face, hard. Seven gets out his M-82S sonic grenade. Luca snickers sarcastically at Flynn. Flynn sniffles and starts crying woefully as tears roll off his cheeks. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Mefisuto: we used NONLETHAL beating Caffeine looks tired and yawns sleepily. Brenna [to Fengshui]: *speaking english* Why dont you just say it? Seven puts his PopPop HiGuard 9mm away. Seven puts his M-82S sonic grenade away. Jessica says, "Sweet Spotigy playlist" Raidne appears out of nowhere. Rose appears out of nowhere. Atlas [to Seven]: *speaking english, in a clear and ringing voice accented with the laughter of bells voice* I will cell you. Mercy puts her Progia-7 gridphone away. Warder puts his TH-2c away. Warder puts his NLM QuickTerm v1.0a away. Rejind puts his NLM QuickTerm v1.0a away. Hindelle appears out of nowhere. Mephisto [to Atlas]: *speaking english* dibs on his guts Jagielka blinks his eyes rapidly. Flynn [to Blinder]: B-buh...why? Carrera puts his lit cigarette away. Carrera lets out a cry, "*speaking english, in a lilting almost musical Freesky accent with just a little bit of smoker's rasp to his voice* AAAH!" and throws his lit cigarette to the ground. Carrera sighs quietly. Krispin picks up the lit cigarette. Krispin hands lit cigarette to Carrera. Flynn [to Carrera]: Noice. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Johnny Channel 5 has left the channel. Ducky asks, "*speaking english, in a fast paced, average pitched Scottish accent voice* Where can I sit?" Mephisto [to Carrera]: Baka. Katla puts her Progia-7 gridphone away. Mephisto [to Ducky]: Anywhere. Katla stands up from the floor. Carrera [to Flynn]: mAAAAAaaad sklz. Flynn moves close and huggles sweetly with Carrera. Raidne edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Sydney exclaims, "*speaking english, in a soft, husky voice* Pick a row and sit in it!" Flynn [to Carrera]: burn me, papi [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Johnny Channel 5: this channel will be disabled for the townhall to reduce spam. Gypsy [to Carrera]: That was the most beautiful AHH! I've ever heard. Dva says, "*speaking english, in a slight southern accent with a soft voice* Sit in the lake." Luca [to Vetsa]: Hey there. Luca happily bounces up and down. [+][OOC-Chat] Cookie Monster laughs at the death of ooc. Carrera casually nods at Gypsy. Iris appears out of nowhere. Vetsa [to Luca]: *speaking english, in a Russian-accented, silvery voice* Hiya! Ducky edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Hindelle edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Sindome Amphitheater The Brobdingnagian structure encompassing you lends heavily to classical stylings from the Italian Renaissance, characterized by transcendent marble arches. Tens of thousands of seats comfortably furnished with the finest upholstery surround the arena in tiers, each laboriously designated with hand engraved golden plates. Sleek displays are available in front of every chair, appointed to relay information from whatever function the arena is hosting at the time in a variety of languages and an assortment of touch-screen options. The landings of each tier bear floor plaques lionizing the mega-corporations involved in the funding of the gargantuan building project, lending special thanks to names that only anybody who is anybody has heard of, fettered to the tongues of the unwashed masses. You would only have to wonder for a moment how such the revenue for such an exorbitant expense could be justified before being assaulted by innumerable holographic advertisements flickering into life along the rows, others being projected as gigantic slogans and logos in the air, the products owned by the largest and most influential corporations dominating the airspace by a huge margin. The advertisements blink out of existence just as rapidly as they had appeared, working on an annoyingly regular timer chosen by market psychologists to be as disorientating as distracting as possible to the average consumer. Recycling chutes located alongside every aisle hint promisingly towards a flourishing income stream provided by confections, fast-foods and consumer drugs. Overhead awaits a dizzying sight as anybody who were to look up would find themselves staring out into the captifying panorama of space. Long-dead stars burn fiercely billions of light years away from here, with a clarity unknown to your typical mudboy who has only seen the sky as a perversion marred by human pollutants. Lurid nebulas that cannot be seen by the human eye from here are as conspicuous as earthly clouds. A Nito-Kodak Chronos has a hologram of the date rotating above it: Saturday, January 14th, 2102 : 2:52 PM. Slither Fengshui is here, birds alight on trees and start singing. Mephisto Pheles, Alexei and Rose Akiyama are standing here. Katla is lollygagging around. Iris is quiet and alert. Peaky Blinder is seated in the large leather chairs on the stage. The podium is vacant. Mini-Celebrity Alivia, Cayce Ogata, Handsome Flynn, Amon Janz, Sydney, Brenna, Slumdog Shakeia, Carver, Warder and Miranda are sitting in the first row. Arisruk, June Senna, Kaya Silvers, Dva, Doctor Jessica, Student Ashier, Ducky and Gunsmith Hindelle are sitting in the second row. Luca, Vetsa, Auri, Icarus Carrera and Micaella are sitting in the third row. Brikks and Raidne are sitting in the fourth row. Smiling Krispin, Gaz and Scotty are sitting in the fifth row. You, Outcast Hana, Gypsy, Mercy, Jak and Marcello are sitting in the sixth row. Seven Ecks, Jagielka, Rejind and Jinx are sitting in the seventh row. There are no visible exits. Flynn [to Katla]: SIT Alexei edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Flynn [to Iris]: You too, baka-rino. Brikks says, "Rows are by order, if you can't figure out how to sit down." Rose edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Luca exclaims, "Third rows for the cool kids!" Flynn shouts loudly, "LIAR!" Jessica says, "Too much information.." Cayce holds her chest and coughs subtly. Dva exclaims, "Tall people should move to the back! Boooo!" [+][OOC-Chat] Kuzco: Teleport me! Carver scratches his neck. Iris sits cross-legged on the floor. Alivia waves at Cayce nonchalantly. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "@town-hall to join" This shout generated by a gaggle of kamikaze dwarfs for Johnny: the townhall is 3 hours long, if you anticipate having to log off early, its recommended you get to your safe place (home) NOW. Jagielka says, "*speaking english, in a dark, gloomy voice with a samoan accent. voice* Yeap..noisy" Brenna says, "Actually row 1 has the coolest kids" Caffeine hands blue mountain coffee to Mephisto. Mercy says, "*speaking english* Try and keep the spam down a little bit for the poor screen readers guys." Flynn says, "Hot people up front." Flynn poses. Hermes appears out of nowhere. Caffeine gets out her blue mountain coffee. Caffeine takes a slow sip of her Blue Mountain coffee. Hermes eyes his surroundings warily. Krispin says, "*speaking english, in a gravelly, lower pitched feminine voice* I don't remember sitting up front." You nudge Hana and Gypsy and Mercy and Jak and Marcello in your row, "Pss... seven's sitting in the seventh row. Coincidence?" Mephisto takes a slow sip of his Blue Mountain coffee. Caffeine puts her blue mountain coffee away. Caffeine gets out her blue mountain coffee. Caffeine hands blue mountain coffee to Fengshui. Mephisto [to Caffeine]: Thanks, ma mona. Katla says, "So. Much. Text." [-][Game-Help] cyberkitty: whats the spotify? Hana grips her belly, a animal-like growl echoing from deep within. [-][Game-Help] Staff Fengshui: http://sindo.me/mnLpgS Gypsy giggles playfully. Warder [to Caffeine]: *speaking english, in a gravelly, masculine voice* Where's mine at. Amon stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Amon edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. [-][Game-Help] Staff Fengshui: we are 4 minutes into the first song Caffeine pats Warder onna head parentally. Amon pokes Grumble in the ribs repeatedly. Hana says, "Robot want toothbrush...." Flynn [to Amon]: but-buh... I don't understand that. [try 'examine me', 'examine here' or 'examine <whatever>' for more help] Shakeia snickers quietly at Warder. You wince. Luca gets out his slice of sausage pizza. Luca takes a big bite of his slice of pizza and smiles as he chews. Luca pops the last bite of crust in his mouth and wipes a little grease off his hands. Brenna stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Flynn carefully opens the pack of Black Deth cigarettes. Jessica says, "Second row people are the best." Brenna edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. You kiss Amon on the lips passionately. Flynn grabs a cigarette from his pack of Black Deth cigarettes. Flynn puts his cigarette away. Flynn gets out his disposable lighter. Hindelle says, "*speaking english, in an airy, Middle-eastern voice* Obviously." Hermes embraces Amon and french kisses him lasciviously. Flynn lights his cigarette with his disposable lighter, a puff of smoke coming off the end as he draws on it. Jagielka blinks his eyes rapidly. Hermes walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Carver grumbles in some weird creole. Ducky says, "Damnit, I should have brought some noodles.." Hermes exclaims, "*speaking english, in a hushed and raspy voice* Hola a todos!" Flynn puts his disposable lighter away. Ashier says, "Yay, I'm in the second row. \o/" Flynn puts his Progia-11 gridphone away. Hermes blows a kiss at Vetsa. Auri leans slightly forward and licks Hermes suggestively. Flynn gets out his lit cigarette. Amon [to Hermes]: Glad you could be here. Vetsa spaces out as ADHD screen scroll distraction grips her like a vice. Luca exclaims, "Third is the word yo!" Cayce shouts loudly, "MIOS DIOS" Flynn flicks his lit cigarette at Carrera. Brenna [to Amon]: Heya Shakeia reaches in front of Carrera and grabs a lit cigarette out of the air. Hermes [to Amon]: Will be very idle unfortunately. Dva puts her Progia-7 gridphone away. Carver exclaims, "Jesus malverde!" Mephisto shouts loudly, "COMPLIMENTARY DICK TATTOOS FOR ALL ATTENDANT!" Shakeia [to Flynn]: *speaking english, in a sino-Caribbean-accented voice* Thanks. Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Flynn shouts loudly, "YAAAY!" Amon [to Brenna]: Hello, glad you could be here. You frown at Mephisto sadly. Flynn [to Shakeia]: You dirthy theef. Hermes [to Mephisto]: A dick tattoo on my dick. Brenna shouts loudly, "I WANT ONE" Caffeine OOCly shouts, "GET OFF THE PHONE IF YOU'RE IN TOWN HALL YOU DIPS" Shakeia winks at Flynn playfully. Ducky [to Mephisto]: Totally getting that tattoo ahah Flynn gets out his disposable lighter. Katla walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Flynn grabs a cigarette from his pack of Black Deth cigarettes. Ashier glances down at his gold rolex. Brenna shouts loudly, "OH I DON'T HAVE A DICK" Hana dabses. Flynn lights his cigarette with his disposable lighter, a puff of smoke coming off the end as he draws on it. Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Hermes [to Caffeine]: I'll have to actually watch this from my phone. Mephisto shouts loudly, "HEY CONOR, CAN YOU HEAR ME?" Ducky leans slightly forward and licks Grumble suggestively. Flynn flicks his lit cigarette at Brenna. Mephisto shouts loudly, "YES I CAN, CONNOR!" Blinder [to Hermes]: *speaking english* I want a tattoo of my own face on my face, but like... slightly off. Mephisto shouts loudly, "OH THAT'S COOL!" Rose stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Hindelle reaches in front of Brenna and fumbles at the lit cigarette as it slips through her fingers. Mephisto shouts loudly, "*KISSY KISSY*" Hermes laughs loudly at Blinder. Brenna lets out a cry as the lit lit cigarette burns her and falls to the floor. Rose vanishes from the meeting. Brenna [to Amon]: Hey Sydney says, "Complimentary dicks for all attendants." Hana gags noticeably, a flush of red filling her cheeks. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "town hall starts in 5 minutes. @town-hall to join. otherwise you are getting coffined until the town hall is over, no exceptions." Shakeia picks up the lit cigarette. Hindelle says, "Shit." Shakeia says, "Thanks." Mephisto shouts loudly, "THANK YOU." Amon [to Brenna]: First time? Blinder [to Hermes]: I think it'd make me scarier. Carver exclaims, "SCIENCE HAS COME A LONG WAY BRENNA!" A cloud of pixels comes from all directions, it swirls about a point in the room, as it swirls it takes the shape of a man, the pixels finish forming him but they still look like pixels, he reaches up and pulls a small metal bar down in front him, as he does his form sharpens in focus becoming the man you know as Johnny, just johnny. Blaze appears out of nowhere. Jessica says, "Holy shit...Kaya where even are you...I lost you." Auri says, "*speaking english, in a lilting, Irish-accented voice* so spam." Hana shouts loudly, "MY EYES!" Rose appears out of nowhere. Connor appears out of nowhere. You lick Ducky from across the room, your tongue extending like Mr. Fantastic. Flynn does a little jig. Katla pretends to puff an inhaler. "Frunt row ish where all teh kool kidz sit" Caffeine gets out her blue mountain coffee. Caffeine hands blue mountain coffee to Blinder. Micaella says, "*speaking english, in a melodic British voice* I can't keep up." Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Jinx eyes his surroundings warily. Raidne cheekily sticks out her tongue at Connor and makes a *phhbbt* noise. Rose edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Ducky disgustingly releases some methane. Caffeine pats Blinder onna head parentally. Blaze [to Amon]: *speaking english, in a soft Brazilian accented voice* Hey! Caffeine walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Connor edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. OC: Amon says, "Hi all" ] Jessica [to Ducky]: Gross You sniff. Gypsy runs off and has an emergency cigarette before everything starts!! Krispin honks silently. Katla [to Micaella]: Lol same Blinder laughs loudly. Hermes blows a kiss at Connor. OC: Shakeia exclaims, "Hey!" ] OC: Flynn says, "Hi, amern." ] Goobai appears out of nowhere. Mephisto begins working on Mephisto's tattoo. Blinder [to Caffeine]: You're my hero. OC: Ducky says, "Howdy <3" ] Annaliese appears out of nowhere. Brenna [to Amon]: Where ya chilling at? Shakeia casually nods at Goobai. Blinder takes a slow sip of his Blue Mountain coffee. Annaliese edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Conor appears out of nowhere. Mephisto takes a slow sip of his Blue Mountain coffee. Goobai disgustingly releases some methane. OC: Dva exclaims, "Whoo!" ] Annaliese [to Amon]: *speaking english, in a gravelly, quiet, measured voice* Hey. Caffeine shouts loudly, "*speaking english* NO NEED FOR OOC CHAT HERE" Amon [to Goobai]: Hi friend welcome to Town Hall. Hana picks Krispin's nose, just because. Blaze reaches behind Amon and cheekily gooses Amon on the rear-end, causing Amon to jump out of surprise. Jessica [to Mephisto]: I wish I brought coffee now. Flynn embraces Amon and french kisses him lasciviously. Connor leans slightly forward and licks Hermes suggestively. Alivia [to Goobai]: Goob! <3 Caffeine takes a slow sip of her Blue Mountain coffee. Mephisto pops in through a cloud of sulfur, "Don't use OOC chat in an OOC area you goofs." and runs off, disappearing through another cloud to let everyone else know. Hermes beams at Connor. Luca reaches behind Conor and cheekily gooses Conor on the rear-end, causing Conor to jump out of surprise. Flynn spanks Hermes. Hermes [to Connor]: Love your char. OC: Katla says, "Imma rebel." ] Connor grins mischievously at Hermes. Caffeine sighs contently. Raidne leans slightly forward and licks Hermes suggestively. Sydney arrests all the judges. Amon [to Connor]: Hello welcome to Town Hall You spank Caffeine. Flynn [to Hermes]: d-do you love my char? Hindelle disgustingly releases some methane. Hermes beams at Raidne and gives Raidne a hug! Ducky [to You]: where's my spank baby doll? Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Raidne tenderly gives Hermes a warm hug. Annaliese puts her Nito-Kodak PhotoPlus camera away. Annaliese puts her photograph of Weathered Amon away. You [to Ducky]: You get nuffin. Shakeia says, "stop farting you nasty fucks" Annaliese flicks her wrist like a whip, snapping her pair of 'shaManic' stunner shades open before sliding them on smoothly. Her eyes disappearing behind the coldly reflective lens. Blaze reaches behind Ducky and cheekily gooses Ducky on the rear-end, causing Ducky to jump out of surprise. Connor [to Hermes]: *speaking english, in a soft, heavily-accented Irish voice* Same with you, my ninja. Hana disgustingly releases some methane. Ducky [to You]: D'aww Ducky sniffles and starts crying woefully as tears roll off his cheeks. Amon pokes Raidne in the ribs repeatedly. Connor [to Amon]: What up? Hindelle [to Shakeia]: You can't stop me. Carver floats to the ceiling, upside down and still seated. Hana exclaims, "Fuck you mom!" Shakeia snuffs out her lit cigarette. Brenna [to Amon]: You Mano are wild Flynn [to Carver]: H-WHAT. Katla plucks a feather from Ducky. Shakeia tosses her cigarette away. Hermes [to Raidne]: Wear pants next time tho'. Auri eyes her surroundings warily. Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Brenna kisses Raidne on the lips passionately. Mephisto waves at Cerberus nonchalantly. Atlas materializes from a sudden swirl of mist and fog. Cerberus appears out of nowhere. Flynn [to Amon]: Ye bro, you RP pretty guut. Luca waves at Cerberus nonchalantly. Ducky screams as Cerberus appears out of no where. Mephisto tests. Atlas rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Carver Behold the power of HARD DRUGS. Brenna kisses Cerberus on the lips passionately. Atlas walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Jessica says, "Cerberus is hereeeee" Mephisto says loudly, "One two, one two." Rejind [to Amon]: *speaking english* Hey man been great RPing with you. Never get to say it IC really. Ducky says, "Holy shi-" Connor pokes Annaliese in the ribs repeatedly. Blaze reaches behind Cerberus and cheekily gooses Cerberus on the rear-end, causing Cerberus to jump out of surprise. Brikks points at Cerberus, "It the dog!" Mephisto asks loudly, "Is this thing working?" Annaliese exclaims, "Fix, fix, fix, fix, fuck! I need some fuckin' Endoprine!!" Conor edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Hana slides her tongue across her lips suggestively. Mephisto taps the mic. "Hello, hello?" Ducky [to Mephisto]: Yes! It works! Connor casually nods at Conor. Annaliese [to Iris]: Please! Give me something! For fucks sakes! Amon [to Rejind]: Thank you Shakeia [to Mephisto]: I scan! Vetsa eyes her surroundings warily. Flynn shouts loudly, "WE HEAR YOU, MANO!" Shakeia [to Mephisto]: SUH-CANNER! Amon [to Rejind]: Same here Conor casually nods at Connor. Ducky leans slightly forward and licks Shakeia suggestively. Jessica says, "IT'S THE ONE, THE ONLY CERBERUS" Brenna [to Cerberus]: Sit with me! Connor eyes Vetsa warily. Annaliese [to Warder]: I'll get you off, whatever you want, just give me some Endoprine! Hana leans slightly forward and licks Shakeia suggestively. Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Alivia [to Connor]: I feel like the 4th row is the best row. Vetsa eyes Connor warily. Hindelle [to Cerberus]: Oh my god you're wearing them. Luca leans slightly forward and licks Luca suggestively. Auri [to Annaliese]: lol Hindelle says, "I'm so happy." Hermes [to Alivia]: Shush Carver exclaims, "Roger that, devilbro!" Warder [to Annaliese]: Hahahaha. Connor [to Alivia]: It be. Hermes [to Alivia]: Come sit on my lap Annaliese holds her chest and coughs subtly. Shakeia takes a long drag from her lit cigarette, exhaling a dark cloud of smoke into the air. Katla shouts loudly, "CAREBEARUS!!!" Connor [to Hermes]: Noooo. Hermes pats his lap suggestively. Mephisto waves to Cerberus. Brenna kisses Cerberus on the lips passionately. Brenna kisses Cerberus on the lips passionately. Alexei quickly unties and removes his pair of black dress shoes. He sighs as he sets them down. Flynn embraces Hermes and french kisses him lasciviously. Mephisto tells everyone, "Thank you all for coming here today." Alexei slips his tender tootsies into his pair of fuzzy bunny slippers. Brenna kisses Cerberus on the lips passionately. Alexei wiggles his toes and makes his pair of fuzzy bunny slippers dance. Hermes says, "I recommend against kissing Cerb." Brenna has been removed from the IC world by admin. This is usually temporary, please stand by. You may use XHELP if this requires an explanation. As Shakeia reaches the end of her lit cigarette, she tosses it down and stomps it out. Mephisto coughs. "Please stop being children." Hermes says, "And I'm not even-- there we go." Fengshui raises his hands up in the air as the clock strikes 3PM, gesturing for silence. GIGANTIC FUCKING SIGNS show up above everyones heads via system magic, they all blink in their neon glory, saying SILENCE SILENCE SILENCE. Iris gazes off into space, momentarily lost in thought. Katla asks, "Lolwut?" Jagielka sighs quietly. Konan appears out of nowhere. Fengshui steps up to the podium as his entrance music fills the amphitheater. he spreads his arms and grins at the gathered crowd, "Welcome everyone! Welcome to the first of two Town Hall meetings in 2017. I am so happy that all of you could make it." Anderson edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Azelle edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Connor leans over and discreetly smells Anderson. Blaze pokes Anderson in the ribs repeatedly. Flynn waves at Anderson nonchalantly. Ducky bops his head to Fengshui's entrance music. Glitch teleports in. Fengshui places his hands on either side of the podium and looks out over the crowd, a smile playing across his lips, "The first of these meetings was way back in 2089. I was a newbie. Iga, one of my mentors as a GM and an admin in general, helped organize it. It was so engaging. It felt so wonderful to gather out of character, as a community, and discuss the direction of the game." Brenna [to Anderson]: Honor. You are amazing rp Connor whispers, ", "I thin: ::e :rand :n:uis:t:: n:e:: : ba::."" to Anderson. Caffeine gets out her blue mountain coffee. Caffeine hands blue mountain coffee to Glitch. Shakeia listens intently to Fengshui. Glitch walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Glitch disappears. Brenna stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Brenna walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Glitch appears out of nowhere. Fengshui drums his fingers along the podium as he speaks, "Back then, the Town Hall was held in what I assume to be a broom closet. As you can see though" Atlas [to Brenna]: Off the stage and go sit with players please. Gerik is summoned in by Glitch. Brenna rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Fengshui motions around at the rows of benches filling the large room, "Weve expanded. Both in terms of venue and in the size of our player base." Brenna edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Gerik edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Nyron walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Sindome Amphitheater The Brobdingnagian structure encompassing you lends heavily to classical stylings from the Italian Renaissance, characterized by transcendent marble arches. Tens of thousands of seats comfortably furnished with the finest upholstery surround the arena in tiers, each laboriously designated with hand engraved golden plates. Sleek displays are available in front of every chair, appointed to relay information from whatever function the arena is hosting at the time in a variety of languages and an assortment of touch-screen options. The landings of each tier bear floor plaques lionizing the mega-corporations involved in the funding of the gargantuan building project, lending special thanks to names that only anybody who is anybody has heard of, fettered to the tongues of the unwashed masses. You would only have to wonder for a moment how such the revenue for such an exorbitant expense could be justified before being assaulted by innumerable holographic advertisements flickering into life along the rows, others being projected as gigantic slogans and logos in the air, the products owned by the largest and most influential corporations dominating the airspace by a huge margin. The advertisements blink out of existence just as rapidly as they had appeared, working on an annoyingly regular timer chosen by market psychologists to be as disorientating as distracting as possible to the average consumer. Recycling chutes located alongside every aisle hint promisingly towards a flourishing income stream provided by confections, fast-foods and consumer drugs. Overhead awaits a dizzying sight as anybody who were to look up would find themselves staring out into the captifying panorama of space. Long-dead stars burn fiercely billions of light years away from here, with a clarity unknown to your typical mudboy who has only seen the sky as a perversion marred by human pollutants. Lurid nebulas that cannot be seen by the human eye from here are as conspicuous as earthly clouds. A Nito-Kodak Chronos has a hologram of the date rotating above it: Saturday, January 14th, 2102 : 3:02 PM. Nyron [to Brenna]: *speaking english* Get up. Slither Fengshui is here, birds alight on trees and start singing. Mephisto Pheles, Blaze and Goobai are standing here. Konan is watching with weary and careful eyes. Iris is sitting on the floor. Peaky Blinder, HardHat Johnny, Builder Atlas and Glitch are seated in the large leather chairs on the stage. The podium is vacant. Mini-Celebrity Alivia, Cayce Ogata, Handsome Flynn, Sydney, Slumdog Shakeia, Carver, Warder, Miranda, Kuromaku Hermes and Katla are sitting in the first row. Arisruk, June Senna, Kaya Silvers, Dva, Doctor Jessica, Student Ashier, Ducky, Gunsmith Hindelle and Rose Akiyama are sitting in the second row. Luca, Vetsa, Auri, Icarus Carrera and Micaella are sitting in the third row. Brikks, Raidne, Connor O'Brian and Conor Duffy are sitting in the fourth row. Smiling Krispin, Gaz, Scotty and Azelle are sitting in the fifth row. You, Outcast Hana, Gypsy, Mercy, Jak, Marcello, Amon Janz and Annaliese are sitting in the sixth row. Seven Ecks, Jagielka, Rejind, Jinx, Alexei, Inquisitor Anderson, Brenna and Staff-Judge Gerik are sitting in the seventh row. There are no visible exits. Brenna stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Fengshui grins out at the crowd, "Thats thanks to the hard work of the entire community--admin and player alike--in supporting the game. Voting on the various sites, spreading the word in real life and on social media, helping new players-- the list goes on. Thank you all for your hard work." Nyron [to Brenna]: You can sit now :) Shakeia hollers at Fengshui, pumping her fist. Brenna edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Ducky gives a little applause to everyone for their hard work. Caffeine starts applauding politely. Fengshui motions upwards with one finger, "The Agenda for this meeting is linked on the BGBB. Feel free to pull it up and see what we are going to be talking about and in what order. This meeting will be three hours." Luca starts applauding politely. Jessica applauds Katla applauds. Hindelle says, "Heck yes." Scotty applauds. Ashier applauds. Fengshui snaps his fingers and a few buckets of confetti fall on the stage, "For the first time ever, AFTER the meeting is over, we will announce the winners of the RP awards. This was a purely optional vote meant to recognize some of the best and brightest of our roleplayers. If you arent interested in the results, you can head back in game after the meeting." Goobai edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui grins mischievously. Blaze sits cross-legged on the floor. Fengshui rubs his hands together as he says, "Weve got a lot to cover. That means we will be moving on from topics that we might not be fully finished discussing. In those cases, and really, in any case where its warranted, we will be creating BGBB threads to continue our discussions." Goobai stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Goobai edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Gypsy snuggles up with Goobai cozily. Fengshui motions out at the crowd and says, "When we get to the discussion part of the evening, there are a few things everyone should be aware of and some etiquette that will need to be followed so that everyone has a chance to speak." Blaze stands up from the floor. Fengshui lifts a hand into the air, If you want to speak on a topic, raise your hand. Youll be added to the queue for that topic and called on via xhelp when its your turn to speak. Please stand up when its your turn to speak. Either actually stand if you are actually sitting, or pose or emote it. When you are finished, please sit back down, or pose or emote sitting back down so its obvious you are done speaking. Fengshui smiles at the crowd and says, "And of course, please have what you would like to say ready, as we do have limited time. You can follow along on the Agenda and have your statements, questions, concerns or feedback ready." Fengshui continues speaking, the smile remaining on his face as he do so, "Lets keep the cross talk to a minimum. Give each person your full attention and dont interrupt. You know, all the normal stuff." Fengshui hooks at thumb at himself and says, "I will be chiming in when its getting toward time to move on from a lengthy topic, and letting everyone know that there will be no more people added to the queue for that particular topic. After the meeting is over, everyone is welcome to stick around and chat Out of Character with their fellow community members, be it Admin or Player. I encourage you all to do just that!" Fengshui places his hands on either side of the podium and says, "Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, not just for attending this meeting--which is at weird times for many of you. Thank you for playing Sindome. Thank you for taking part in the story we are telling. Thank you for posting on the boards, liking us on Facebook, engaging with your fellow community members, helping new players on Game-Help, and generally helping bring to life this wonderfully terrible world we all live and die in." Fengshui motions to Johnny and says, "Our Chief Justice, ladies and gentleman. With the State of the MOO." Amon starts applauding politely. Caffeine starts applauding excitedly. Fengshui steps back from the podium and moves to stand further back on the stage with the rest of the staff. Flynn starts applauding politely. Jak claps. Shakeia shouts loudly, "I LOVE YOU!" Brikks exclaims, "Yee!" Jagielka starts applauding softly. Johnny rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Carver whistles. I don't understand that. [try 'examine me', 'examine here' or 'examine <whatever>' for more help] Mephisto applauds! Brenna starts applauding politely. Azami appears out of nowhere. Auri starts applauding silently. Johnny steps up to the podium and adjusts the micropohone. You start applauding politely. Scotty applauds. Ashier applauds. Ducky farts from excitement Katla wolf-whistles. Jinx applauds Hana starts applauding politely. Rose says, "*speaking english, in a soft, lightly Boston-accented voice* I slept 3 hours for this." Blaze's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Fengshui starts applauding politely. Mephisto walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Johnny smiles out at everyone, checking his notes. Luca starts applauding politely. Connor leans slightly forward and licks Johnny suggestively. Johnny exclaims, "It's twenty seventeen people!" Jessica screams a little and applauds Katla passes a pack of Everup to Rose. Azami sits cross-legged on the floor. Azami stands up from the floor. Brenna takes a pair of Nice Dreams fighter shorts from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her Book of Law away. Iris sniffs faintly. Brenna takes a pair of navy blue sneakers from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her pair of Nice Dreams fighter shorts away. Brenna takes a matte black logo top from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her pair of navy blue sneakers away. Brenna takes a jade green silk tie from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her matte black logo top away. Brenna's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Rose gives Katla thumbs up. Brenna takes a lavender suit jacket from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her jade green silk tie away. Johnny says, "I thought I'd share a little of what we said would happen." Seven gets out his PopPop HiGuard 9mm. Brenna takes a BADASS Designs's business card from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her lavender suit jacket away. Brenna takes a Du-Wear synth-hide duster from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her BADASS Designs's business card away. Brenna takes a can of spraypaint from the sleeping Blaze. Brenna puts her Du-Wear synth-hide duster away. Brenna has been removed from the IC world by admin. This is usually temporary, please stand by. You may use XHELP if this requires an explanation. Brenna hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Johnny says, "China forces Japan to join it in a trade embargo against the United States. The US is powerless to stop it, as its military is dwarfed by the massive Chinese army, and the high-tech weaponry provided by the Japanese." Johnny says, "The United States, due to massive debt load and unemployment, are forced to back out of the Seraph project. Corporations from around the world purchase portions of the project. The CNA steps in to assist, building a state of the art launching center in central Africa." Johnny says, "South America and Central America form the Latin Trade Collective, or the LTC." Johnny says, "Neural-Net Incorporated solves the problems between neural connectivity and the Matrix, and begin selling early model Neural Network Interface Chips. The Matrix is instantly transformed into a fully immersive environment." Johnny says, "A lot is going to happen this year! " Caffeine laughs loudly. Blaze hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. You snort. Johnny says, "We didn't quite envision Trump as is, though /The Beast/ from *Transmetropolitan* comes pretty close. If you haven't read *Transmetropolitan*, I highly recommend it. It'll change your RP." Azami edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny says, "Since we've last talked, we've had to say goodbye to some of our friends -- staff and players -- due to the negative actions of those individuals. " Johnny says, "Saying goodbye to great contributors was really hard, and I have to admit that I haven't been around as much in part due to how my mood was affected by the whole affair. I apologize to the community for the lack of contribution I've given these past few months." Johnny says, "I can't say I'll be around every day for hours like I have been known for in the past. I have a whole new set of IRL responsibilities that are the focus of my days now, so I'm going to have to scale back my personal commitments to what coding gets done around here." Johnny says, "The good news is, we have capable coders in Nyron and Slither. Mephisto is being trained in the dark arts. And of course, we're always on the lookout for other talented individuals to join our team." Scotty nods. Johnny exclaims, "Also, we have a development server where Nyron and Slither can break things first! That lets me sleep at night!" Johnny chuckles softly. Katla grins. Johnny says, "Since the last town hall back in June, we've had some significant changes! Let me give you a glimpse into the last 6 months." Johnny says, "At the end of June, Slither wrote the $dispatcher, leveraging faction relationships to make gangs automatically interact via turf tagging, attacking and even calling for allies to help via the sic. " Johnny exclaims, "I created a new class of GM with a base set of administration commands, yielding the Support GM role. Since creating this role, we've had a number of Support GMs who have helped us stay more on top of the day to days of the IC world by doing things like job interviews, answering xhelps, helping new players, answering gridmail and more!" Johnny asks, "Maybe you want to be a support GM someday too?" Brenna is summoned in by Fengshui. Ducky nods casually. Brenna edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny says, "In July, a perma pad donation inspired me to create both functional pool tables and chefs islands that let you create new recipes. Their both great additions that are fun to RP around." Johnny says, "Another perma pad donation was the catalyst for creating the dart boards I see are in quite a few places now." Johnny exclaims, "Slither worked hard on improving the performance of how an NPC determines what path it's going to take. There are over 2600 optimized paths the game doesn't have to calculate every time now!" Delfina appears out of nowhere. Johnny says, "Around this time, Nyron (I think it was Nyron) discovered a long hidden bug in temp effects and we fixed that, balancing issues where some stats were incorrectly calculated after temp effects were applied. " Katla whistles. Ashera appears out of nowhere. Johnny says, "GMs gained the ability to grant advantage mulligans with a new command, no more using notes to keep track. This used to require a senior admin to manually reset a character's properties, someone to file a note, etc." Ashera sits cross-legged on the floor. Johnny says, "Donations got more formalized with tools for Builders to keep their Donation Fulfillments organized and on track." Johnny says, "Slither upgraded your @add-note command, offering context-aware subjects that help you and the GMs stay organized. We added airships to our vehicle types. Made it possible for employment terminals to issue travel tickets." Johnny says, "I took some fundamental steps towards non-player based combat with Proxy Characters - basically, a character object stands in for another object's combat." Liana appears out of nowhere. Johnny says, "This let me take ancient code for the Tyger Autocannons that simply dealt damage when you failed to successfully steal in a store and make it actually /fire/ rounds at its target using the combat system based on character attribute based identity. " Ashera stands up from the floor. Conor smiles innocently at Liana. Ashera edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny says, "Around the same time, we decided to make it harder to parry more attackers, so Nyron made that change. Now it gets more difficult as you get overwhelmed by attackers." Luca grins mischievously at Liana. Liana edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny says, "Another perma pad gave cause to create Harvestable Food Plants and Hydroponic Gardens full of them. Not having to water all your plants makes it a lot easier to keep them alive." Johnny says, "At the end of August, we realized that the demand for donation rentals available in both the Green and Red Sectors was beginning to exceed our capacity. " Johnny says, "Since we started taking donations, we've had to build quite a few apartment complexes to keep everyone housed. Building new complexes was taking a lot of time and manual energy and it was happening a lot more. " Johnny says, "At the beginning of September, to solve this problem, I wrote some code to generate an entire apartment complex with just a bunch of parameters. This let me generate Ashlin Crown (retrofitting the former Ashlin Mini Mall) and The Praetorian literally overnight. Now we have enough units for quite a while -- hopefully enough." Johnny says, "The other half of this problem was getting evicted, getting your shit back, and units being off the market while they were evicted but staff had not processed them." Johnny says, "Now it's all automated so you can get your shit back, get back into your place, or someone else can find a place to live, even if the staff are too busy doing other things." Cerberus appears out of nowhere. Delfina edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny says, "Around the same time this was going on, Cerberus was deep in spreadshits figuring out the complications around jobs and career paths for those jobs." Johnny says, "This led to the creation of the $job object to let us formally define what a job was. All the employment terminals were rewired, lots of the code for them being rewritten. Every corporate job was given a career path." Brenna puts her Progia-7 gridphone away. Johnny exclaims, "We also added employment perks! Allegiance has its privileges!" Johnny says, "We added the @donation command, letting you immediately report your donations and your desires for them. This helps 'connect the dots' faster between when your donation is made and when we formally associate it with your character." Flynn puts his disposable lighter away. Ducky fist pumps the air Johnny says, "Towards the end of September, work was done to improve knockout / revive messaging, making them more consistent, ensuring you get a message when it's appropriate to." Jessica fists the air Johnny says, "We made marriage licenses, though there isn't much functional benefit yet, the red tape can now be part of your RP experience. " Johnny says, "October saw us fixing a ton of bugs across numerous systems. Lots of tick issues were resolved in places, scheduling snafus and exception conditions were handled more appropriately." Johnny says, "Slither did a great rewrite of elevators, adding floor queues and paving the way for NPCs to self-navigate through elevators in the future. Store deliveries were updated to increase item variety further as well as to simulate product turnover." Johnny says, "Our pace of development slowed in November and December with the holidays. Bugs continued to be fixed at quite a rate though! " Johnny says, "We traced back a nasty bug preventing people from having /any/ command work to a combination of the chef's islands and how food taste was remembered for each character. That was FU-n for those of you that experienced it and I apologize." Johnny says, "In early December, Nyron fixed a long standing bug where pain only debuffed strength and not agility and endurance as well. Slither made it so you might find a damn locker in the future, by making them actually expire. It was a Christmas Miracle." Johnny exclaims, "Just before Christmas came, someone finally coded a Vote for Sindome reminder. Thank you all for continuing to vote for us so well on Mud Connector and Top MUD Sites. It's with your voting that new friends find their way to the #1 Cyberpunk Roleplaying Game, 5 years running now!" Johnny says, "After Christmas, Slither added a notice for under-described characters to improve their appearance. Has anyone experienced this notice? " Brenna nods casually. Jak nods casually. Amon seems to be over his sickness and looking quite a bit better overall. Katla shakes her head. Brenna exclaims, "ME!" Ashier shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Jagielka shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Shakeia shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Ashera shakes her head. Blaze shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Hindelle says, "Pfft." Jessica shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Luca shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." You wink at Jak and Brenna. Carver shakes his head. Fengshui chuckles softly. Miranda shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Fengshui says loudly, "You only see it if you being baaad." Brenna says, "It is probably cause yall have been alive for a long time" Johnny says, "We can talk more after the townhall if you think it was aggressive or inappropriate." Caffeine chuckles softly. Johnny says, "Last but not least on the topic of code changes, SHFL -is- open for business, but we do seem to be having some new errors we need to investigate. Apologies for any trouble you've been having with it." Shakeia snickers sarcastically at Fengshui. Hana waves at Jagielka nonchalantly. Johnny exclaims, "Our budget is looking really good. We received more donations this past year than our previous record from 2014!" Johnny says, "With the existing surplus that carried over from 2015, we have enough for 2017 and part of 2018 without needing any further donations. I really can't thank you enough for your continuing support. You really make all of this possible." Jinx cheers Jessica fist bumps herself Fengshui cheers! You start applauding politely. Azelle's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Jagielka waves at Hana nonchalantly. Hindelle lets out a low whistle. Johnny says, "Of course, the consequence of all this awesomeness is that the MOO has grown from 82MB to a whopping 96.7MB! The rate of growth has doubled from 35KB/day to 65KB/day too." Katla cheers. Azelle hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Ducky claps his hands and nods to everyone around the area for their hard work and contributions. Carver vomits with glee. Johnny says, "I personally plan to address high level topics like the MOO growth, anti-hoarding measures, and the physical hosting of the MOO as my priorities this year. I hope to stabilize the growth and keep us running for the next 10 years. " Azelle edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny exclaims, "This April 13th, the MOO turns 20. We've ALL written a lot of descriptions in that time. At present the MOO is comprised of more than 53,000 objects, almost 12,000 functions, more than 230,000 lines of code have been written. In just the last year, we changed code over 1,500 times!" Johnny says, "And that's just the MOO itself. Doesn't include the websites, the grid, the webclient. It's a lot to be proud of, collectively; this accomplishment. It's definitely not something I alone have done." Johnny says, "I have walked most of the path, but I did not do it alone at any step along the way. The names are many, the hours long and the thanks can be too few, but I am forever grateful for the contributions everyone has made over the years." Johnny says, "I hope all of you will be here with us when we celebrate our 25th, our 30th and beyond. Thank you for giving me your time and thank you for playing Sindome." Caffeine rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Caffeine walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Jessica Cheers loudly Nyron appears out of nowhere. Gypsy starts applauding politely. Jak claps! Mephisto applauds! Johnny steps away from the podium. Amon starts applauding politely. Ashier claps. Katla grins ear to ear and cheers loudly. Caffeine starts applauding politely. Shakeia hollers like a motherfucker, "WOOT!" You start applauding politely. Hermes whistles loudly. Fengshui claps loudly. Jagielka starts applauding politely. Carver whistles. Caffeine appears out of nowhere. Johnny walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Rejind starts applauding politely. Fengshui steps up to the podum. Hindelle whistles loudly and cheers. Brenna starts applauding wildly. Caffeine starts applauding politely. Miranda starts applauding politely. Cayce starts applauding politely. Jinx stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Kaya starts applauding politely. Luca starts applauding wildly. Fengshui says loudly, "Now, Jinx, our Quartermaster." Annaliese claps. Fengshui steps away. Ducky stands from his seat and applauds Johnny, giving a whistle. He then sits back down, and awaits the next speech. Jinx makes his way to the podium and climbs on top of it, tapping the microphone and getting some feedback in Jinx stands straight and faces the crowd. Jinx says loudly, "*speaking english* Hello, everyone. I'm Jinx." Ducky waves at Jinx nonchalantly. Ashier waves nonchalantly. Jinx says loudly, "I'm leading several subroutines of the MOO, including but not restricted to economy, items, weapons and armor." Dorn appears out of nowhere. Jinx says loudly, "So... Into the topics most important: Weapons & Armor Balancing." Gypsy is quietly amazed with the timing of the playlist. Dorn sits cross-legged on the floor. Luca reaches behind Dorn and cheekily gooses Dorn on the rear-end, causing Dorn to jump out of surprise. Jinx leans forward on the podium. Jinx says Weve been actively working into fine tuning the weapon balancing we started a few years ago with the refactoring of all in-game weapons. Dorn stands up from the floor. Jinx says loudly, "The addition of armor added a bit more spice to the in-game combat and prolonged survivability in line with what weve expected." Katla can't remember her Spotify login. Katla sad. Ducky is loving the playlist. Jinx says loudly, "The balance of weapons among themselves and armor among themselves is an ongoing thing that is discussed all year along. The balance between weapons and armor happened even before we started work on the armor refactoring and expansion." Jessica agrees with Ducky Jinx says loudly, "And it is not finished, it is currently closer to a definitive position than it was a couple of years ago, but as new features are made available, new things need to be refined and tuned so all can have fun." Jinx says loudly, "I'd like to thank everyone that helped us get these new items out into the game, staff and players alike." Jinx stands upright once again Jinx says loudly, "Progress from last Town Hall..." Jinx frowns Dorn edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jinx says loudly, "Heres where I have to ask of you an apology, from last year to today my personal life didnt afford me with as much free time as I wish I had. So I couldnt deliver as much as I hoped I would. And for that, I am sorry to all the staff and the players of Sindome." Hiro appears out of nowhere. Shakeia shouts loudly, "IT OKAY WE LOVE YOU!" You say, "Don't worry about it." Jinx says loudly, "My personal goal was to have energy weapons and heavy weapons done by this Town Hall and Im sad that I havent met it. There are some bits of code that need to be done to support the new heavy weapons, but they dont depend on it. It would be a new feature that would give the effects we expect on that kind of weapon." Hiro edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Brikks exclaims, "It's cool, yo!" Luca smiles innocently at Hiro. Micaella grabs a tomato. I see no "jink" here. You smile innocently at Jinx. Amon excitedly slams Hiro a mean high-five! Connor pats Hiro onna head parentally. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "keep the cross talk at a minimum please." Jinx says loudly, "The good thing is that we have all the numbers behind these new weapons ready, what were lacking are the descriptions, attacks, attacksets and the fine details. So, Ill personally take some time off work in the next few weeks to do this as I move from my current job into the next one." Jinx scratches his head Jinx asks loudly, "Whats next?" Jinx says loudly, "My goal for this year is to have all energy weapons and heavy weapons we have planned to be not only in-game but obtainable by the players be it by shops or by quests." Katla's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Katla hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Katla walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Jinx says loudly, "Once again, sorry for not delivering much this year." Jinx bows Hermes makes a love gesture to Jinx with his hands. Brenna shouts loudly, "WE LOVE YOU JINX" Caffeine applauds politely at Jinx. Jinx climbs down from the podium Kaya starts applauding politely. Gypsy applauds politely at Jinx. Fengshui steps up to the podium, "Now, the Head Builder, Cerberus. With some words..." Jessica Cheers loudly "WE LOVE YOU." Rejind applauds politely at Jinx. Shakeia pumps her fist and hollers at the top of her lungs, cheering for Jinx. Ashier clllaps. Cerberus walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Mephisto applauds! Jagielka starts applauding politely. Fengshui steps away. Miranda starts applauding politely. Johnny applauds politely at Jinx. Ashier claps, rather. Ashera says, "*speaking english, in a latino accent with a southern drawl-laced voice* There's quests? Woah.." Katla cheers. Brenna starts applauding happily. Ducky applauds Jinx happily. Jinx edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jessica shouts loudly, "WORDS" Hindelle hoots and hollers. Cerberus says loudly, "*speaking english* First of all, Jinx doesn't respond well to positive vibes. You need to beat him with a stick." Luca applauds x at Jinx. Shakeia snickers quietly at Cerberus. Ducky throws sticks at Jinx. Factor appears out of nowhere. Katla jeers Jinx instead. Luca says, "Huh" Hana ponders. Connor puts his Progia-11 gridphone away. Cerberus sighs, "I didn't prepare anything so let's just start with some eye candy. Some rough sketches on our art-work project." Brenna finds a large club and smacks it across Jinx's head. Factor edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Katla says, "Ooooooh~" OC: Cerberus says, "http://imgur.com/a/CpBUY and http://imgur.com/0NsL0lV" ] Amon starts applauding politely. Carver uses the ancient art of cudgelmancy. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "Playlist Update: We are on Bad Habit by The Offspring-- starting now." Shakeia shouts loudly, "WOO! ART-ART-ART!" Hindelle says, "Ooh." Cerberus speaks, "We need to be quick. So we added a new builder to the team. Blinder." Carver says, "Noice...." Blinder waves nonchalantly. Ashier says, "Ohhh, they're cute." Katla exclaims, "Woohoo!" Brenna shouts loudly, "CERBERUS IS MY FAVORITE!" Atlas shouts loudly, "IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE PLAYLIST LINK, IT'S http://HTTP://SINDO.ME/MNLPGS" Fengshui OOCly shouts, "http://sindo.me/mnLpgS" Amon says, "I noticed all the artworks so far are females >_>" Ashier nods. "Need pretty boys." Katla says, "Spotify's bein' a dick." Connor [to Amon]: He's a nerd. What you expect? Caffeine says, "He did say eye-candy." Brenna laughs loudly. Cerberus says, "Progress from the last Townhall includes, working on a new array of dangerous wild life for the Badlands, as well as improving and continuing to add multiple new factions outside of the Dome." OC: Fengshui says, "use the second playlist link, the first got broke by the shout" ] Gypsy exclaims, "Boys can be eye candy!" Micaella chuckles softly. Shakeia upnods Blinder, grinning. You demand, "More beefcakes!" Fengshui lifts a hand and SILENCE signs appear. Cerberus continues, "We've added new vehicle parts for both Auto and Aero_tech skills" Cerberus continues, "The new Job Object system was finished and implemented to increase the economic divide, along with lowering scavenging payouts on Red." Cerberus continues, "ViriiSoma had some modernizing of it's building and added a new public Spa as a corporate hangout." Goobai says, "*speaking english, in a level, mixer-accented voice* :(" You chuckle softly at Goobai. Cerberus continues, "New Nanogenics were added and more are working there way through RP now." Jessica smiles "Oooo.." Ducky misses his gills.. Cerberus hmms, "I blew up FreeSky and rebuilt it. I reduced it's some about 80 rooms in total and increased it's content density and accessibility by 300x, roughly." Cayce smiles innocently. Hindelle grins mischievously. Hermes approves! Carrera cheers at cerberus. Fengshui cheers! Carrera then cries. Brenna shouts loudly, "THATS MY GM" Ashier has never been to FreeSky. Ducky mouths, "*speaking english, in a fast paced, average pitched Scottish accent voice* Holy fu-" Cerberus continues, "Coming up, we're always doing more donation pads, more space improvements to FreeSky and new destinations including a Lunar colony to support Jinx's Energy Weapons." Graz appears out of nowhere. Katla cheers manically. Jessica says, "Oooo...pad on freesky.." Blinder system magics up an arrow that points at Fengshui's silence sign. Micaella drools at the lunar colony Cerberus continues, "More Badlands Improvements, and the mythical Saedor Krupp overhaul that'll open it up for jobs." Hindelle exclaims, "!" Cayce incredulously rolls her eyes. Cerberus sigh, "I am hoping Johnny lets and helps me re-do cybernetic limbs in 2017, to give SK more themely presence and purpose." Ashier fistpumps. Nyron says, "Cut crosstalk or tongues cut instead" Delfina starts applauding politely. Cerberus continue, "Also I am still backburning making the City Council an IC GM tool." Hermes ! Cerberus finishes up with, "New Lore, Factions and timeline updates will be completed in 2017, and Drug Refactoring 2.0 has been scrapped." Cerberus smirk, "I've replaced Drugs 2.0 with Drugs 3.0 and I'm redesigning the whole thing from the ground up." Graz edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "Annnd I'm done... Next.." Cerberus rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Ashier claps. Cerberus walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Ducky raises a brow curiously. Mephisto applauds. Delfina's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Fengshui claps! Luca starts applauding politely. Jessica smile and aplauds clearly excited. Katla applauds. Kaya starts applauding politely. Miranda starts applauding politely. You applaud politely at Cerberus. Jagielka applauds politely at Cerberus. Fengshui steps up to the podium. Carver applauds. Connor tugs on his matte black ProTek Proline nanoweave shirt, smoothing it over his body. Hindelle whistles loudly. Brenna shouts loudly, "MARRY ME CERBERUS!" Jinx cheers Connor hefts his matte black ProTek Proline flak jacket onto his shoulders, pulling the velcro fasteners closed tightly. Connor tugs the matte black ProTek Proline flak jacket into place with a few sharp motions, settling the heavy garment over his torso. Liana wants a comfy chair too... Hermes pats his lap for Liana to sit on. Brenna eyes Hermes warily. Connor slides his tactical sling around his waist and buckles it up. Hana says, "Good work Cerb." You point Liana over to Hermes's lap. Johnny says, "the playlist is best at loud volume right now." Liana sits on Hermes lap with a grin. Luca snickers sarcastically. Fengshui asks loudly, "Okay, we are moving on to IC topics. Just to define cross talk, it means like, talking and emote and pose. It makes it super hard to follow if we have a bunch of it. Leave it until people are done talking, unless otherwise prompted. Cool?" Ducky has flashbacks to Freesky blowing up. "You weren't there man, you weren't there when the sky fell!" Katla is jelly, because her Spotify is still bein' a dick. Blinder loudly system magics up an arrow that points at Fengshui's silence sign. Rose [to Ducky]: #RememberFreesky. Ducky sniffles and starts crying woefully as tears roll off his cheeks. Fengshui says loudly, "The way this works is we propose a topic and you raise your hands. Mephisto will track who is in the queue and xhelp you to tell you when it's your turn. You stand up, say your bit, sit down." Mephisto waves. Konan [to Ducky]: *speaking english, in a rough, Neo-York accented voice voice* #wherewereyouwhenfreeskyhappened Hiro's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Carver is listening to russian hardbass instead. Brenna raises her hand high. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "seriously. stop the cross talk." Ashera raises her hand high. Jinx puts his disposable lighter away. Jinx gets out his WAI XM-777 minigun. Jinx eyes his surroundings warily. Fengshui says loudly, "SO. I will propose a topic. You will get called on. We may have to move on if we spend to long on a topic or if there is too much cross talk." Glitch takes a slow sip of his Blue Mountain coffee. Caffeine takes a slow sip of her Blue Mountain coffee. Fengshui says loudly, "State of Mix v. Topside. Raise your hands if you want to talk about this." Nyron gets out his blue mountain coffee. Nyron takes a slow sip of his Blue Mountain coffee. Brenna raises her hand Alivia tenderly gives Gerik a warm hug. Jessica raises hand. Amon raises hand. Brenna stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Brikks raises her hand. Brenna says loudly, "I would like to see more tensions between topside and mix. More rivalry. Make it harder for a mixer to get a job in gold without looking the part." Krispin raises her hand. Sydney raises her hand. Johnny says, "I am always a fan of enforcing the social schism." Shakeia raises her hand, waving it around obnoxiously. Brenna says loudly, "Make the NPC judges randomly question mixers and stuff." Katla nods fervently at that one. Ashier nods casually. Brenna says loudly, "Just make life shit for a mixer pretending to be a topsider" Brenna edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Ashera stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jessica stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jessica says loudly, "There still seems to be a lot of mix supporters top side. As far as I can see most of the corpies on green don't mind helping the mixers out...I feel this should be enforced slightly more as Corporate people tend not to want to touch anything that even resembles the mix" Brenna raises her hand again. Jessica says loudly, "This being said mixers seem to have the hatred on the corpies down..." Ducky shakes his head, disagreeing to a certain extent at the first point. Caffeine OOCly shouts, "Thoughts are still IC, please refrain from thinking during the Town Hall." Blaze's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Graz stands from their seat in the fifth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jessica says loudly, "I was just thinking that if you become corporate corporations should reenforce just how much they hate mixers." Graz vanishes from the meeting. Blaze hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Johnny says, "in part, this is something other players need to help reinforce. " Katla nods. Cerberus says loudly, "It's really something that is ONLY a problem on the player level. Also please be brief with your statements." Jessica sits cross-legged on the floor. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "have your remarks prepared. try to keep it to one or two posts. we need to move quickly." Amon stands. Goobai raises his hand. Amon says loudly, "There's many ways to promote the divide, but I want to mention one in specific: involve other players when you require services offered only by the other sectors. For example, if you know this ace Mixer who sells the best drugs in Withmore, and you're a hopelessly addict corporate executive, you would tell one of your underlings to do that deal for you, or hire a shirt for said job. Because you know you'd suffer a lot of jeopardization if you were spotted consorting with 'unsavory individuals'.Plus you create RP for that person. I advocate the divide strongly and I invite everyone else to do the same. The divide is only healthy for the game and it creates conflict and grudges. I love it when corpies belittle Mixers for being poor (And even when they belittle other corpies for not having the latest gadgets/fashion), and viceversa with Mixers towards Corpies. There will always be players that will be in the 'middle' between those two social classes and they should be used as so. I want to congratulate everyone for improving on this matter, I see now less corpies having drinks with Mixers and inviting them to their apartments, and those who do now receive heavy scrutiny from their peers, and that's the way it should be. Corpies in Red should have the same treatment as well (linked with violence natural in Red)." Amon sits. Brikks stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jessica stands up from the floor. Fengshui casually nods at Amon. You casually nod at Amon. Shakeia firmly nods at Amon. Brikks says, "The Mix has pretty obvious factions that can fight with each other as well as have interesting dependencies. There's enough there that people can split off, but not too few that it spreads the playerbase too thin. Topside, there's like three corporations hiring and they all do dramatically different things. The interplay might exist, but it's so hard to actually see or interact with, and it's tough to give a solid answer to that given the more subtle subterfuge that corporate attacks have to be, versus just going over and putting a cricket bat through someone." Jessica edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Katla nods firmly as well. Brikks edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Blaze's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Brenna pokes Blaze's sleeping body. Sydney stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Blaze hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Blaze's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Fengshui nods and says, "We do our best to help players enforce the divide. Corporations should dislike each other and their employees should dislike each other if possible." Sydney says, "I keep seeing a lot of hard 'nos' from both players and staff vis a vis crossing over enemy lines and I think that while maintaining the divide is important, people really should keep in mind that the point of having a divide is to be able to cross it sometimes." Sydney walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Jinx stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Micaella casually nods at Sydney. Hermes casually nods at Sydney. Krispin says, "*speaking english, in a gravelly, lower pitched feminine voice* I'd like to say that I believe the game is working in a positive direction towards enforcing the divide. I think that more could be done by players to acknowledge it with their RP, too. I feel that too many characters try to blur the lines between mix and corporate, and I would like to see more enforcement on those players - however, the reason I wanted to speak up is - I don't want newer players to get the wrong idea about the divide. I think Amon has the right idea here. There HAS to be some cooperation between Mixers and Corpies, there always has been, the divide does not mean excluding the other side, it's a question of public face. With that said, I don't want new players to think they shouldn't RP with the other side or only hate on the other side - behind closed doors, there should be dealings, and I think Amon touched on it. As Sydney mentioned, hard nos ultimately harm the theme. But I do believe there needs to be WAY more scrutiny on mixers and corpies having public relationsihps." Krispin stands from their seat in the fifth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Shakeia agreeably nods at Krispin. Krispin says, "I also believe that a large part of this is that mixers who have been in the mix for a long length of time move too freely into topside." Jinx raise my hand Krispin edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Brenna stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "jinx will be the last word on this topic and then we are moving on" Brenna says loudly, "I think that it is hard to get a job topside. That is good. It is also a little harder to get a job in the mix, and I feel like it should be a bit easier to work in the mix, besides slaving at SHI. There is a huge difference between Topside crates and red crates. Maybe there should be a third startup job for mixers." Shakeia casually nods at Fengshui. Cerberus says loudly, "Just make your staff comment" Glitch raises his hand. Brenna edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Katla nods. Fengshui says loudly, "The Mix is not supposed to be the easiest place to get a job." Shakeia agreeably nods at Fengshui. Johnny says, "there are more jobs in the mix." Fengshui says loudly, "There are ample jobs that aren't Acme or SHI. You just have to RP to find them." Johnny says, "but I can't enumerate them." Fengshui nods casually. Fengshui says loudly, "Ask a bartender." Fengshui grins mischievously. Goobai stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Katla chuckles. Jinx says "I just want to address this a tiny bit. While hard nos exist they do exist to make the choices of your character matter. It entails repercussions... Sindome isn't a Bioware game where if you're told no you aren't able to do things. Just EXPECT THE CONSEQUENCES." Goobai says, "I think people should be forced into desperate circumstance more often. Mixers should have to scrabble and survive and kill each other to get a leg up in my opinion. Kill everyone now. Legalize first degree murder." Hermes chuckles softly at Jinx. Goobai edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Shakeia snickers quietly at Goobai. Brenna laughs loudly. Luca casually nods at Goobai. Brenna [to Goobai]: But that is like the top crime Glitch says loudly, "*speaking english* With regards to corporate rivalry and so on. You need to think outside the box. Make frenemies. Set people up to get that promotion. " Cerberus says loudly, "Also, I kill people all the time and I harrass corpies in the Mix and Mixers topside all the time. I really need players to pick up the buck though. Cause I'm getting older and I wanna be IC less. So don't let me down." Konan edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui nods and says, "Open Discussion. If you have a question or a comment, please raise your hand. Keep your messages as concise as possible, and have them prepared ahead of time where ever possible. Admin will respond if possible." Hermes raises a hand. Iris stands up from the floor. Iris edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui says loudly, "Open discussion on IC topics, of course." Hermes stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Hermes clears his throat and flashes a pearly white grin for the cameras before pushing a black curl behind his ear, saying: I'll be brief. I wanted to mention the matter of nigh invincible NPCs that have a few problems, the way I see it: one, they have absurdly high UE, and as it is (and unlike when I joined), there aren't many super strong combat PCs. Hermes says, "Hold on it got cut" Brenna raises her hand Cerberus says loudly, "No.." Fengshui [to Hermes]: We have an entire section in the document for this. Cerberus says loudly, "This doesn't exist." Hermes [to Cerberus]: May I continue? Fengshui [to Hermes]: Effects of aggressive and savvy max-UE NPCs bring into the game Krispin says, "It's bookmarked for later, Hermes." Fengshui [to Hermes]: Can you hold until we get to the section on this? Shakeia [to Hermes]: It's on the agenda! Amon [to Hermes]: There's a section in the agenda for that topic Fengshui chuckles softly. Hermes nods: "Thought it was--- ok. Apologies." Hermes edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui says loudly, "Obviously there are some strong opinions on this :)" Fengshui exclaims loudly, "We will get to it!" Shakeia raises her hand and waves it around. Shakeia stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Shakeia straightens out and rolls her shoulders, sniffing harshly, "Something like security checkpoints that can hassle Mixers trying to get up to Green would be amazing. I want my character to be bullied to hell and back if they bring their grimy Mixer-ass up to Green, and having that start at the Mag-Lev station somehow would be wicked." she comments and drops own on her seat again. Shakeia walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. You grin mischievously at Shakeia. Fengshui looks over at Cerberus. Fengshui [to Cerberus]: Comment? Ducky nods casually. Cerberus says loudly, "Oh." Jinx says loudly, "I like that idea..." Jessica nods "That would be nice.." Cerberus says loudly, "Ya I've been asking Fix-it to do the messaging for like 2 weeks" Brenna nods casually. Shakeia steeples her fingers. Jinx says loudly, "But it would be hard on courriers..." Cerberus says loudly, "It's done and ready to go, players are lazy and I'm busy. So get on fix-it if you want to make this happen now" You [to Cerberus]: Is it on the xstatus? Mephisto declares, "*speaking english* Sindome needs YOU." Cerberus says loudly, "No, but come on." Cerberus says loudly, "Lol." Johnny says, "not that hard, adds 30 seconds or so" Hindelle says, "I've got the messaging 3/4th done." Rose says, "I would have a few exceptions for that. I feel like some Mixer jobs are more corpie than others. " Fix-It [ noisy ] Owned by Sable. 54 listeners, 22 of whom are online. Relays to Slack Email completed works to fixit@sindome.org with the project desc in the subject. ACTIVE PROJECTS: NEED ASAP - _______________________ On the Menu for whenever - We need baked goods such as cookies, pie, cupcakes, cake, sugary things like lollipops, assorted candy. Also I need some space appropriate food, ration style and look ghetto street vendor style food with low availability of ingredients. Remember that it's a dystopia, make these with alternative ingredients like soy products and artificial sugars. EXAMPLE MESSAGES NEEDED PER PRODUCT description "A fresh looking %t wrapped in plastic cling wrap." taste_msg "The taste of %ingredients is great!" poof_msg "You crumple up the plastic wrap and toss it over your shoulder." opoof_msg "%N crumples up the plastic wrap and tosses it over %p shoulder." tasty_ingredients {"melted provolone", "melted swiss", "hydroponic tomatoes"} eat_msg "You take a big bite of your %t, chewing briefly before swallowing. The taste of the %first is very pronounced." or drink_msg "You take a gulp of your %t and swallow. You then take the glass from your mouth with a satisfied sigh." ******Feel free to make some Red level crap too ala deep fried mice. I also need a drink alternative to Tony's New Soda. ----------------------- We've got time till these are absolutely needed - Archetype Descriptions: Street Urchin Tech Guru Cyber Jockey Medic ----------------------- We have numerous new video tutorials: http://www.sindome.org/tutorials/ We need to spread them throughout the site in relevant places. Please peruse the website and send a link to the video + the page you think it should be on to help@sindome.org ATTN: Slither Hindelle says, "Should see it this weekend, Cerb." Cerberus says loudly, "Hindelle is coming through for us." Factor says, "*speaking english, in a confident and unaccented voice* On the Fix-It, we've been asking for help with this several.. Nm, Hind" Atlas OOCly shouts, "If you want to join our fix-it channel and help admin with description requests, xhelp us." Cerberus says loudly, "So this weekend,." Carrera's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Shakeia shouts loudly, "WICKED!" Cerberus says loudly, "You can all rejoice and thank Hindelle." Johnny says, "and it'd be between gold and red." Shakeia kisses Hindelle on the lips passionately. [-][Fix-It] Rejind has joined the channel. Fengshui grins mischievously. Cerberus says loudly, "This is going on Mag lev stations on Green" Johnny says, "works for me" Cerberus says loudly, "Gold encourages Mixer economy" Hindelle [to Cerberus]: I will nag you after this for some clarification on a few things? Shakeia knowingly nods at Cerberus. Brenna raises her hand, more confidently. Fengshui says loudly, "Okay, moving forward." Jak casually nods at Cerberus. Connor whispers, "*something unintelligible*" to Hermes. Brenna says loudly, "I would like to address puppeting." Carrera hauls himself to his feet, rubbing his eyes. Ducky nods casually. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "if you wanna join fix it ask after the meeting" Blinder walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Hermes smiles at Connor. Brenna says loudly, "I think that some of the players who have been playing for like a year or more should be able to puppet NPCs" Glitch says loudly, "No." Brenna says loudly, "thats all" Cerberus says loudly, "Definitely not." Jinx says loudly, "Fuck no." Katla says, "Heh." Shakeia shakes her head at Brenna and dismissively says, "No." Fengshui exclaims loudly, "If you want to puppet NPCs, you should apply to be a Support GM!" Cerberus asks loudly, "Next?" Carrera edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Annaliese [to Sydney]: *speaking english, in a gravelly, quiet, measured voice* Can you see the blood? I can. I can see it all. Fengshui says loudly, "The form for doing so is on the BGBB." Annaliese giggles playfully at Shakeia. Conor's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Shakeia gazes off into space, momentarily lost in thought. Fengshui says loudly, "Okay, moving on." Fengshui says loudly, "OOC Discussion. First topic: Cooperative Competition." Sydney eyes Annaliese warily. Fengshui motions out to the crowd with his left hand, "We're all here to compete In Character, in one way or another. It could be physical confrontations, political backstabbing, power plays, power struggles, romance, renown, infamy or any number of other motivations." Annaliese says, "Apologies. I'm going to leave due to withdrawals." Annaliese stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Fengshui turns his palm upward and flicks an eyebrow up, "Does that mean we compete Out of Character? No. Does that mean that whatever bleed we feel about something that happened to us In Character should change how we feel about a member of the community Out of Character? No." Delfina hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Fengshui makes eye contact with a few members of the crowd and says, "Take a look around. Not at the stage but at the people sitting to your right and to your left. The ones in front of you and behind you. This is your community. Your family, even." Conor blinks his eyes . Fengshui chuckles and says, "Communities have issues, families fight. It happens. However, when you approach the situation from a perspective of Cooperative Competition, that being We cooperate Out of Character so we can better compete In Character, it can change your perspective on the interactions you want to provide and receive from your fellow community members." Fengshui chuckles again and says, "Let's leave the hostility In Character. Treat your fellow community members with respect, lead by example, be above the fray if something does come up, and reach out to an Admin if you feel like an OOC situation is becoming unmanageable on OOC chat, the BGBB or in some other medium of communication." Conor edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui motions to the crowd again, "Harmony Out of Character, Discord In Character." Delfina edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui claps his hands and says, "Any questions?" Ashier shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Jak shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Jessica shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Shakeia shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Fengshui grins mischievously. Cayce shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Katla says, "You hit the nail on the head." Shakeia says, "It's all crystal clear." Kaya shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Fengshui says loudly, "next topic: Communicating OOCly about IC things" Carver shakes his head. Ducky shouts "I Love you all! You beautiful people" Gypsy tenderly gives Ducky a warm hug. Ashier winces. Jinx readies his minigun Shakeia shuts the fuck up. Atlas rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Atlas walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Fengshui says loudly, "Obviously, this is a problem. We can't do it. No one should do it. it ruins the game. It makes things unfair. If you see it, report it to help@sindome.org slither@sindome.org johnny@sindome.org or cerberus@sindome.org" Nyron says, "If you do it you're gonna be another notch on Cerberus's collar" Fengshui asks loudly, "Does anyone have any questions on this?" Ashier shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Cerberus says loudly, "Let me be clear, I am really tired of having to investigate and ban people." Gypsy raises her hand. Fengshui [to Gypsy]: Go. Mephisto says, "It's extremely depressing." Gypsy stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Cerberus says loudly, "Like it hurts on a personal level. I know I am mean and angry sometimes, but I don't want to have to figuratively end your SD existences." Cerberus says loudly, "So don't make me." Cerberus says loudly, "Please." Shakeia knowingly nods at Cerberus. Johnny says, "It was really sad that we had to let a staff member go over things." Gypsy says, "*speaking english, in a Samoan accented voice* I have a question about interacting oocly when it comes to... say... doing artwork of someone else's character. I've had a lot of sad hours on my hands these days and I've been filling it with art. I've pondered posting a thread and offering to draw a few pictures here and there, but I was worried about asking oocly for anything ic in regards to peoples characters for the purposes of drawing them." Fengshui says loudly, "That's a good question." Carrera's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Johnny says, "And that they never had the character to face the situation." Mercy raises her hand. Isa appears out of nowhere. Mercy changes her mind and lower her hand. Katla nods at Gypsy. Shakeia sniffs faintly. Jinx says loudly, "I like that. You could try to draw them based on their description..." Caffeine nods casually. Fengshui asks loudly, "Does someone on the admin staff want to discuss what would be OK to share OOCly for the purpose of art?" Cerberus says loudly, "*speaking english* You shouldn't be sharing things about your character that aren't public knowledge for the sake of Art." Cerberus says loudly, "The way you look? cool." Gypsy edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Mephisto says, "We always let artists have just the appearance part of characters for commissions, sounds good." Rejind raises his hand. Konan glances down at his digital watch. Cerberus says loudly, "So i don't think you have to worry unless you're discussing things about the character." Gypsy says, "Thank you." Katla raises hand. Jinx says loudly, "But you'd have to use a log from the moo to do it. Not chat on any messenger apps" Fengshui says loudly, "Sounds fair. If you have further questions please xhelp." Shakeia smiles dopily at Gypsy. Cerberus says loudly, "Please avoid Skype with each other. 90% of our cheaters are on Skype." Shakeia raises her hand, wanting to add onto Gypsy's question. Katla unraises her hand, realizing her question was already addressed. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "Playlist Update: we are on banana brain by die antwoord" Rejind stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Rejind says, "This is kind of a question, but wanted to clarify, the Lore section of the website is considered IC knowledge, yes? I've been zinged by players for knowing things that are public on that Lore section." Rejind says, "For meta'ing, but was always under the impression that that was all "public IC knowledge"." Mephisto explains, "It's common knowledge ICly." Johnny asks, "*speaking english, in a scratchy, raspy voice* what does it say at the top of it?" Rejind edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jinx raises his hand Mephisto says, "It's not something you'd necessarily know 100% of like some Withmore history genius but it's common knowledge as mentioned in the tag." Fengshui says loudly, "I quote: OOC Info: The information below can be considered general knowledge. It can be assumed that your character had an opportunity to come across this information in their travels or that if they were to 'look it up', this information would be straight forward to obtain." Johnny says, "It can be assumed that your character had an opportunity to come across this information in their travels or that if they were to 'look it up', this information would be straight forward to obtain." Nyron says, "*speaking english* what they said" Jinx says loudly, "So, this is where we as players should think a bit and differentiate what your character knows and what you know..." Johnny asks, "is there gray area in that?" Fengshui says loudly, "You can choose -not- to know everything on the lore page." Rejind says, "Thanks guys, didn't think so. Just wanted to make sure." Fengshui says loudly, "But should you decide your character does know it, it's kosher." Johnny salutes Rejind. Shakeia waits her turn. Delfina's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Shakeia straightens out quickly, "Where should we ask if we want our characters drawn by other players? BGBB? xooc? I didn't quite understand, my bad." she drops down again. Fengshui says loudly, "Ask on OOC or BGBB for artists." Jinx says loudly, "So a fresh character out of chargen might be not knowledgeable... Even if you the player have been reading the wiki on your commute..." Shakeia firmly nods at Fengshui. Fengshui asks loudly, "Anyone else on this?" Shakeia [to Fengshui]: thanks. Fengshui says loudly, "Okay, moving on: FIOG (Find out in Game) / IC Info, why GMs cant tell you stuff. " Fengshui steps up to the podium and nods out to the crowd, "Some are you are familiar with FOIG or Find Out In Game. Also commonly known as Find out ICly. Or that's IC. Or that's IC info." Fengshui smiles and says, We get a lot of questions about this. Basically, any information about the workings of the game that is not purely OOC (or Out of Character), must be attained ICly (aka In character). Fengshui pauses for a moment before continuing, "This is to maintain the fairness of the game and keep everyone on the same footing. It can sometimes be hard to learn what is IC info and what is OOC info. Broad strokes, things like locations of NPCs or stores, where to pay your SIC bill, what a SIC deadzone is, where to access the Grid those are IC topics you must find out in character. Things like 'how to send a message on the sic' and 'how to I open a door' are OOC questions. Your character knows how to open a door, your character knows how to send a message on the SIC. You, the player, are having trouble figuring out the commands." Fengshui motions around, "Telling someone to FOIG or find out ICly are common responses to questions that pertain to IC info. One of the learning curves on Sindome is figuring out what questions you can ask OOCly and what questions strictly have to be asked ICly." Johnny says, "also 'mu', see 'help mu'" Fengshui motions to Johnny, "And help mu." Fengshui nods and says, "If you are told to find out ICly, your best bet, if it's not secret info you are looking for, is to ask on the public SIC." Rose raises a hand. Fengshui lifts an eyebrow as he looks out at the crowd, "Questions?" Shakeia shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Rose stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Ducky shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Brikks raises a hand. Ashier shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Jagielka shakes his head and dismissively says, "No." Hermes raises a hand. Katla shakes her head and dismissively says, "No." Mephisto says loudly, "You don't have to answer if the answer is no." You begin speaking loudly. OC: Cerberus says, "I appreciate you answering his Questions? Question, but if it's No yo- what he said." ] Fengshui chuckles softly. OC: Cerberus P ] Rose exclaims, "I just want to quickly add that I feel as though some OOC mechanics are actually impossible to find out ICly, such as what certain weapons fall under skill wise or etc. That's probably not a great example but I don't want to take too long to write this!" Rose edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Brikks stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Katla nods at Rose. Jessica nods in agreement Fengshui says loudly, "Some things you need to find out through trial and error with the game. It's part of the mystery and it's intentional. Ask in character. Find a sempai." OC: Johnny asks, "you can't fire the weapon a bunch and determine it?" ] Brikks says, "There's a lot of information available to immigrants IC as they first enter, but 'how to use SIC' isn't one of those. I guess I'm not sure how characters learn how to use the SIC aside from us just reading the help file and saying our characters intuited it. It's a pretty important bit to learning stuff about the game." Cerberus says loudly, "We have shooting ranges for this." Brikks edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui says loudly, "Help files are important to learning the game." Factor raises his hand. Fengshui says loudly, "The SIC implant would ICly impart you with some general knowledge of how to use it but you the player still need to learn it." Hermes stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Hermes stands up straight and begins to gesticulate unnecesarily: "I wish we could cut some slack on help available for stats and skills. They're an ooc abstraction for IC capabilities, they are not ic info. I find it nuts that I can't know what stats brawl or martial arts use, for instance." Jessica raises her hand Raidne casually nods at Hermes. Rose casually nods at Hermes. Cerberus says loudly, "I think our response to that is collectively... "Too bad."" Johnny frowns at Cerberus sadly. Atlas mention, "*speaking english, in a clear and ringing voice accented with the laughter of bells voice* Finding out how to use SIC is one of those things a new player can learn from RP with other players. What is this thing in my neck? What is this chatter in my brain?" Hermes looks at Cerberus. Katla sticks tongue out at Cerberus. Hermes [to Cerberus]: Thank you. Cerberus asks loudly, "Why would we ever tell you what stats to min max?" Hermes says, "Simple." Cerberus says loudly, "This is how RP starts going down hill." Hermes says, "Players will min mad regardlessZ" Goobai says, "*speaking english, in a level, mixer-accented voice* You can tell if a weapon uses a skill by trying to specialize in it." Cerberus asks loudly, "How though? if it's impossible for you to figure out?" Fengshui says loudly, "it has always been our policy to keep how stats and skills work relegated to figuring out in game." Cerberus asks loudly, "how are they doing it?" Hermes says, "This is just the difference between happy players or frustrated players who bug you for a respec." Rose says, "I don't know how, but some players definitely seem to know." Cerberus asks loudly, "Ya but, how are they figuring it out?" Konan says, "*speaking english, in a rough Neo-York accented voice* I've found that I tend to min-max naturally anyway without any kind of archetypes or something to base on." Cerberus says loudly, "Ya, so they're figuring it out from experience.." Cerberus says loudly, "Like you should be..." Hermes says, "Both will minmax because character optimisation is desirable." Liana raises her hand but doesn't know whether she should because it is related to what Hermes said. Hermes says, "So old players have an edge on newer ones." Fengshui says loudly, "We make our stats and skills as intuitive as possible." Goobai raises his hand. Cerberus says loudly, "Of course they do Hermes, that's called a progression game." Hermes says, "An old player with a new char will have a big edge on a newer char with an older player. That is all." Fengshui says loudly, "Wanna fix aerodynes, aero tech. wanna use a long blade? long_blade. wanna hit really hard?... strength." Cerberus says loudly, "Yes, it's true, Hermes." Cerberus says loudly, "That's called dedication to the game." Hermes says, "call it what you will -- I think it should be revised" Johnny says, "it used to be that oldbies had no real cap on how much of an edge they could have over the newest of characters." Hermes bows respectfully. Carrera hauls himself to his feet, rubbing his eyes. Fengshui asks loudly, "So! This discussion obviously needs to be had. Hermes, can you create a BGBB post about this?" Cerberus says loudly, "We have a lot of diverse UE expenditure on alot of characters..." Hermes edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Carrera edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Hermes says, "I will." Cerberus says loudly, "If we make a list for you guys, that'll go away." Fengshui asks loudly, "And we will discuss it further there, where everyone can weigh in and admin can write out more detailed responses?" Factor says, "I agree with Hermes on the previous, for starters. I also get that there are shooting ranges and the like. But, buying a 75k weapon, for example, and finding out it uses a different skill, especially if it was a shady or illegal buy? When it'd be fairly obvious looking at the thing IRL. *shrugs*" Krispin says, "*speaking english, in a gravelly, lower pitched feminine voice* So resell it." Krispin says, "Non-issue there, more RP for you." You raise your hand. Fengshui says loudly, "You guys, not giving this info OOCly doesn't mean you can't ask someone ICly." Cerberus says loudly, "xhelp with what weapon you think is confusing and I'll look at it." Fengshui says loudly, "Ask a bartender what he thinks you should practice to be able to use XYZ weapon" Fengshui says loudly, "Hiding things OOCly does not mean you can't just ask someone ICly." Sindome Amphitheater The Brobdingnagian structure encompassing you lends heavily to classical stylings from the Italian Renaissance, characterized by transcendent marble arches. Tens of thousands of seats comfortably furnished with the finest upholstery surround the arena in tiers, each laboriously designated with hand engraved golden plates. Sleek displays are available in front of every chair, appointed to relay information from whatever function the arena is hosting at the time in a variety of languages and an assortment of touch-screen options. The landings of each tier bear floor plaques lionizing the mega-corporations involved in the funding of the gargantuan building project, lending special thanks to names that only anybody who is anybody has heard of, fettered to the tongues of the unwashed masses. You would only have to wonder for a moment how such the revenue for such an exorbitant expense could be justified before being assaulted by innumerable holographic advertisements flickering into life along the rows, others being projected as gigantic slogans and logos in the air, the products owned by the largest and most influential corporations dominating the airspace by a huge margin. The advertisements blink out of existence just as rapidly as they had appeared, working on an annoyingly regular timer chosen by market psychologists to be as disorientating as distracting as possible to the average consumer. Recycling chutes located alongside every aisle hint promisingly towards a flourishing income stream provided by confections, fast-foods and consumer drugs. Overhead awaits a dizzying sight as anybody who were to look up would find themselves staring out into the captifying panorama of space. Long-dead stars burn fiercely billions of light years away from here, with a clarity unknown to your typical mudboy who has only seen the sky as a perversion marred by human pollutants. Lurid nebulas that cannot be seen by the human eye from here are as conspicuous as earthly clouds. A Nito-Kodak Chronos has a hologram of the date rotating above it: Saturday, January 14th, 2102 : 4:17 PM. Slither Fengshui is here, birds alight on trees and start singing. Jinx is smashing things with a hammer. HALT RP. Mambo Isa is standing here. Blaze is sleeping here, Murmering softly almost hugging herself . Kobayashi Hiro is sleeping here, sprawled out with his eyes closed. His breathing rocksteady with the occasional quiet interjection of Japanese. Delfina is sleeping here. Glitch, Nyron, Mephisto Pheles, Caffeine, HardHat Johnny, Cerberus and Builder Atlas are seated in the large leather chairs on the stage. The podium is vacant. Mini-Celebrity Alivia, Cayce Ogata, Handsome Flynn, Carver, Warder, Miranda, Katla, Sydney and Slumdog Shakeia are sitting in the first row. Arisruk, June Senna, Kaya Silvers, Dva, Student Ashier, Ducky, Gunsmith Hindelle, Driver Dorn, Doctor Jessica and Rose Akiyama are sitting in the second row. Luca, Vetsa, Auri, Micaella, Iris and Icarus Carrera are sitting in the third row. Raidne, Connor O'Brian, Liana, Factor, Conor Duffy, Brikks and Kuromaku Hermes are sitting in the fourth row. Gaz, Scotty, Azelle and Smiling Krispin are sitting in the fifth row. You, Outcast Hana, Mercy, Jak, Marcello, Amon Janz, Azami, Brenna and Gypsy are sitting in the sixth row. Seven Ecks, Jagielka, Alexei, Inquisitor Anderson, Staff-Judge Gerik, Goobai, Konan and Rejind are sitting in the seventh row. There are no visible exits. Jessica stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jessica asks loudly, "*speaking english, in a strong Scottish accent with a light musical tone voice* Doctors in this game tend to find it hard to find out IC knowledge on how specific tools work without asking an NPC. Stuff that would be considered knowledge to someone with a dgree in medicine shouldnt have to ask how to do surgery on someone IC....same with chemicals. If we don't have knowledge on chemicals OOC how are we to roleplay chemistry to a successful point? Should there nt be a help file on what sort of drugs treat what?" Factor says, "That's a terrible, terrible take on it IMO, Krispin. When it could be months of play up to that point to make a mistake and get burned" Fengshui says loudly, "We've moved on. Take it to the BGBB Factor/Krispen. hehe" Blinder appears out of nowhere. Fengshui [to Johnny]: Do you wan to address this question? Mephisto says loudly, "Umm" Mephisto points out, "help chemistry" Micaella vehemently nods at Jessica. Cerberus says loudly, "You should be asking your NPC trainer how to do things." Jinx asks loudly, "You mean better help on the items?" Cerberus says loudly, "Or your PC peers." Atlas says, "Have you ever considered asking your local chemist/candy man and RPing it?" Mephisto nods, "And commands give you feedback as to what tools you need." Amon [to Jessica]: *speaking english, in a calm, stoic voice* remember that shit in Withmore doesn't work same as everywhere else, it's a city ith its own technology Cerberus says loudly, "We position all Withmore technology as being somewhat diverse and unique to the world, so you don't come in knowing how to do things even if you max a skill out in chargen." Jessica says loudly, "It's just a few times i've found myself standing there with a patient and having no idea what to do...even though i have a medical licence IC and should probably know.." Jinx says loudly, "I can address this..." Cerberus says loudly, "I'd call that as a failure in the GMs in licensing someone with no training." Jessica edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "But it's supposed to be taught to you in RP." Hermes says, "Asking NPC trainers means more puppets needed..." Jessica nods at hermes Cerberus asks loudly, "So what?" Jinx says loudly, "I've been a doctor way back when stuff was being developed..." Johnny says, "IC manuals on various jobs are needed, there are lots of technical bits." Hermes shrugs. Johnny says, "It's always been fluid though." Liana says, "In relation to what Hermes and Jessica mentioned with clarification on the ue and using tools, sometimes we want to do something ICly that seems to require two skills, but when you fail, you don't know whether it's due to one skill or the other. Especially when you hit the point that upping a skill becomes very costly, I find it very frustrating to place loads of ue on one skill and keep putting effort into it, but failing on using the equipment until you realize 'Oh shoot! It's the other skill!'" Ashier nods in agreement. Jinx says loudly, "Yeah. It is like that by design..." Fengshui [to Liana]: Have you considered asking an NPC icly what you should focus on? Blaze hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Fengshui [to Liana]: I'm not sure what youre role is, be it doctor or otherwise, but NPCs are usually not far away and can give general guidance on these things. Fengshui says loudly, "This goes for pretty much all roles in the game..." Gypsy had that problem with prog cloth and finally sucked it up and asked ic. People told her to ask ic and it pissed her off. But they were right. Shakeia firmly nods at Gypsy. Johnny says, "For a number of the jobs, there needs to be a period of training. Thats to be expected though." Jinx [to Jessica]: You should examine everything as a doctor, including the room you are in. Verbs are very direct to what they do. Caffeine says, "*speaking english* I do my best to help players with mechanics questions to the best of my own knowledge." Blaze's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Liana says, "I have before as well as asking other PC characters, but sometimes it's not very helpful." Ducky is going to remember to ask npc's more. Johnny says, "But things like what tool you need for this or that, worst case, it should tell you when you try" Caffeine exclaims, "Don't be scared, but try not to get frustrated too!" Hana says, "*speaking english, in a quiet, gloomy voice* It's ok to ask other players about jobs and the like too, don't be afraid to ask for help." Caffeine nods excitedly. Jinx says loudly, "No one is an Ace out of chargen..." Cerberus says loudly, "I've probably done training RP with about a 100 people over the past 2 years during in-procesing for their jobs. If we're not being thorough these days. We'll make more admin training videos to make sure GMs are doing this." Fengshui [to Liana]: I understand. I implore you to continue asking. Jessica says loudly, "I just felt that I was penalized when I asked for NPC help when I didn't know how to handle a situation my character should have known." Cerberus says loudly, "By we, I mean Feng." Nyron says, "Bad things will happen to you sometimes." Miranda asks, "*speaking english, in a pleasantly soft, monotone voice* Maybe there is a degree of shyness about perceived bothering of staff by addressing NPCs?" Kaya casually nods at Jessica. Amon casually nods at Miranda. Jinx casually nods at Jessica. Nyron says, "The rules for puppetting are clearly stated." Fengshui says loudly, "This is really important people. Just because we don't give information away OOCly-- does not mean it is not available. Bartenders are a catch all. They can tell you a lot of general knowledge if you RP with them. Doctors, Fixers, random other NPcs, will inform you of things if you ask them the right way. " Shakeia admittedly nods at Miranda. Sydney [to Jessica]: *speaking english, in a soft, husky voice* I had a similar experience but it wound up being really rewarding dealing with the NPC in the end. Fengshui says loudly, "I sense a lot of frustration regarding this-- but finding out OOCly is not the answer." Mephisto says, "Please by all means bother us if you plan on advancing ICly, it's more frustrating to find out you've been stagnating for months and we didn't know it." Fengshui says loudly, "You train ICly, and it's -real- training. You are learning the game. You are learning what needs to be done to accomplish certain things." Rejind says, "Just don't spam ping NPCs and the staff literally don't care. Ping an NPC every 10-15 minutes, if you don't get an answer after a couple @note it and come back later." Shakeia appreciatively nods at Mephisto. Brikks says, "Personally I had no idea that we could so freely ask NPCs about this stuff, and it's extremely helpful to hear this now." Jessica nods "Thankyou for explaining." Rejind says, "I've done this so many times it's not even funny. The GMs are GMs because they like being bothered by us, it's why they are GMs, to help us play the game and move stuff along." Fengshui says loudly, "You might not get an answer, if you don't RP it right." Johnny says, "the training can be long too. Like for a Judge." Fengshui says loudly, "Obviously." Hindelle says, "*speaking english, in an airy, Middle-eastern voice* It is better to ask an NPC for help than to flagellate yourself for being unable to figure it out on your own." Cerberus says loudly, "Judge Academy is like 6 months worth of training." Cerberus says loudly, "For instance." Ashier cringes. Amon says loudly, "yeah" Alivia raises her hand. Shakeia snickers sarcastically at Amon. Factor says, "Fair enough. But for something like a job training? I've gone months several days a week pinging a couple of times, waiting half an hour, and the like with no response. That for something character critical? ow" Fengshui says loudly, "But asking yourself how you would find out this information IRL if you didn't have Youtube, is a great way to remind yourself to get out there and RP-- find someone who knows, become friends, offer services, bribes whatever it takes." Cerberus says loudly, "You guys should be using @who and looking at the bottom to see if any GMs have been active recently" Cerberus says loudly, "I am NOT included in that tally." Caffeine waves nonchalantly. Fengshui [to Factor]: We are working on a system to let GMs better know who is waiting for puppets. Hermes says, "Consider writing guides icly in paper or grid or something" Fengshui [to Factor]: Over the long term. Like so and so needs to talk to so and so, instead of notes. Hermes shuts up. Fengshui casually nods at Hermes. Fengshui holds up his hands, "Okay, moving on to the next person." Goobai stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Goobai says, "You can learn from other NPCs. You can learn from other PCs. You can try to specialize in a weapon to see if you have the skill to use it. You can experiment up to the point of accomplished. Failing all the avenues you have to learn what skill a weapon uses before you invest UE in a skill, everyone gets one respec. You're not going to learn how to fight by punching a punching bag. There are some basics that need to be imparted by a teacher." Hermes stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Shakeia agreeably nods at Goobai. Goobai says, "If only there were some characters offering to teach people about combat, perhaps for some sort of compensation. Maybe someone here should do something like that." Katla nods. Ashier says, "Perhaps a school sounds good." Goobai says, "And if they did do something, one would wonder why the people who complain about the opacity of combat knowledge did not take advantage of it." Juno appears out of nowhere. Jessica says loudly, "We have AER..." Cerberus says loudly, "That was very sarcastic. This is a part of people's RP already." Luca nods in agreeance to Ashier. Hindelle says, "SHFL is good for figuring out combat. Kill your friends in VR and in real life." Goobai says, "<:V" Goobai edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui says loudly, "Okay next..." Vetsa raises a hand? Fengshui [to Alivia]: Go. Fengshui says loudly, "Vetsa after Alivia and then we are moving on." You bow your head slightly and frown sadly. Alivia [to Fengshui]: Oh, uh. Shit. I just wanted to know how long NLM Academy lasts. Gypsy comforts you. Fengshui [to Alivia]: FIOG. Caffeine [to Alivia]: Find out IC! Fengshui [to Vetsa]: Go? Safeya appears out of nowhere. Vetsa says, "*speaking english, in a Russian-accented, silvery voice* I have personally found over the last couple years that basically everything is pretty damn learnable ICly. Seriously. Everything. Asking and also just watching people by hanging out near them doing stuff. Actually some really fun RP moments I can recall were based around 'how the fuck does this work and why is it blinking' with people.. If I've never used an item before ICly - I just assume I might not have a clue until I find out. People totally have answers. For all sorts of skill/stat/job/combat/medical questions.. You might have to pay for those answers but they are DEFINITELY available. I swear to god." Alivia sulks. Caffeine excitedly nods at Vetsa. Vetsa ..sits! Safeya edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui casually nods at Vetsa. Johnny says, "Thank you Vetsa." Fengshui [to Vetsa]: Thank you for thank. Fengshui motions around, "Questions on admin rules? There is a post outlining them on the BGBB. Raise your hand." Mephisto says, "That's actualyl a really good example of how players who aren't as focused on OOC find IC solutions with effort." Goobai raises a hand. Fengshui [to Goobai]: Go. Goobai stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Goobai says, "Can you give a sparse outline of the rules with admin alts interacting with other players? I feel like there is a lot of bitterness in the player base about admin alts who are very successful because players aren't well informed on what restrictions they have." Fengshui asks loudly, "Is the outline on the BGBB not verbose enough?" Auri's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Cerberus says loudly, "I can tell you right now that my alt is on a leash and I can cannot do anything drastic without getting some kind of nod from my peers, who happen to be Feng and Johnny." Goobai asks, "Could you provide a link to it for the benefit of everyone present?" Katla pokes Auri's limp body with a stick. Amon nods casually. Fengshui asks loudly, "Like the link in the Town Hall Agenda?" OC: Shakeia says, "http://sindo.me/mnjxYX agenda, yo." ] Goobai nods casually. Goobai edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui says loudly, "The link is: http://sindo.me/mn7nQK" Goobai says, "Thank you." Katla says, "I imagine those with the most power have the harshest leashes." Auri pushes herself upright with a short yawn and a deep, arching stretch. Fengshui says loudly, "It's pretty extensive, in terms of what we can and cannot do with alts." Cerberus says loudly, "Any questions on that? it comes up a lot." Auri edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "Especially about my alt." Fengshui says loudly, "However, alts typically end up in positions of power. Why? Well, not becusae they are GMs." Johnny says, "Fundamentally, those who become admin are those already on a path to success because of how much they might be focusing on the game." Amon raises a hand. Fengshui says loudly, "They are GMs because they are good RPers and we tap them for that kinda stuff." Katla nods. Fengshui says loudly, "yeah, what Johnny said." Fengshui chuckles softly. Cerberus says loudly, "Go ahead Amon" Amon stands. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "But we also rarely puppet for each other. Deciding rather to puppet for all of you!" Johnny says loudly, "They would be gobs more successful, gamebreakingly so if we didn't have the limits we have." Fengshui says loudly, "So alts are left to make their own RP." Fengshui casually nods at Amon. Jinx says loudly, "*speaking english* And highly overseen by other admin." Amon asks loudly, "I'd like to know under what circumstances are GMs allowed to perm players, either with their alts or with NPCs?" Mephisto says, "Never." Fengshui says loudly, "Not never." Cerberus says loudly, "Not never." Fengshui says loudly, "Very rarely. With a vote from the staff." Cerberus says loudly, "It has to be approved RP, and the GM has to be logged off." Cerberus says loudly, "It has to be planned, etc." Cerberus says loudly, "We have to verify people have clones through xhelp if we want to kill someone." Fengshui says loudly, "NPCs... it's very rare for an NPC to perm a player. You have to fuck with some serious people and not take a lot of hints." Amon asks loudly, "So if I wander around without a clone I can be sure that no NPC is going to whack me?" Johnny says loudly, "We get seriously pissed when someone breaks this rule." Cerberus says loudly, "Oh... No." Nyron says, "That does not mean a player cannot roleplay themself into a situation where logically there character would be permed by non-player forces." Cerberus says loudly, "We're talking about Alts." Cerberus says loudly, "I'll kill you dead with an NPC if you're silly enough to go cloneless and cause trouble." Cerberus says loudly, "That's Sindome." Proxy appears out of nowhere. Amon nods casually. Amon says loudly, "Thank you" Amon sits. Fengshui asks loudly, "Everyone clear on how that works?" Jak nods casually. Mephisto mentions, "We tend to leave a chance for rescuing the dead PC." Cerberus says loudly, "Typically." Jinx casually nods at Mephisto. Nyron says, "Don't count on it." Fengshui says loudly, "But it's not a rule. The game is a harsh mistress." Shakeia turns to Nyron and smirks crookedly. Fengshui asks loudly, "Any other questions on admin rules?" Johnny says loudly, "I personally, don't bother checking your @stats for a clone before I puppet something to come at you. I trust you've considered the risks of not having a clone." Atlas says, "Cloning exists for a reason." Fengshui chuckles softly. Cerberus says loudly, "So ya, please make sure you understand that we THINK you want to die if you come at an NPC aggressively with no clone." Johnny asks loudly, "I have no alts, so I can PK anyone. Right?" Johnny grins mischievously. Atlas says loudly, "We are watching you." Caffeine chuckles softly. Jinx casually nods at Johnny. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "Okay, next topic: How to breath life into a character and create enjoyable RP for others (including GMs). Raise your hand with questions or if you want to share some wisdom on this topic!" Jinx hands WAI XM-777 minigun to Johnny. Caffeine raises a hand. Goobai raises a hand. Amon raises a hand. Rejind raises his hand. Johnny presses the magazine release on his WAI XM-777 minigun and unloads a 7.62mm ammo chain. Alivia raises her hand. Sydney raises a hand. Johnny asks loudly, "only 4600 rounds remaining?" Jinx grins mischievously. Johnny loads his WAI XM-777 minigun with a 7.62mm ammo chain. Hindelle says, "Not nearly enough." Liana raises her hand. You raise your hand. Hindelle raises a hand and wiggles her fingers. Caffeine exclaims loudly, "One thing I'd like to tell players is to note, note, note! Perceived levels of success are based on effectiveness, I believe, and it helps us IMMENSELY as staff to communicate those desires though @notes! We all live busy lives and can't look into your every though/act, so communicating them to us through notes is so so helpful!" Cerberus quickly unbuttons the front of the comfy corgi onesie pajamas, pulling his arms free of the sleeves and shimmying out of the comfy pajamas. Cerberus steps into his pair of beige sunflower panties and pulls them up. Cerberus steps into the leggings of the comfy corgi onesie pajamas, pulling it up and over his shoulders as he slips his arms into the sleeves. Working up from his waist, he buttons up the front of the beige onesie. With the last button fastened, he reaches up and pulls the hood up and over his head, showing off the cartoonish corgi face. Liana takes back her hand and drops it. Goobai stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Goobai says, "Have flaws. Don't always be a hero. You don't have to be Mr(s). Save a Ho. Always sometimes be a monster. Have people you care about while having people you don't care about. Be afraid of violence. Fetishize violence. Kill people for petty reasons. Refuse to kill people no matter how unreasonable the situation is. Play a person instead of a character or a charicature." Cerberus says loudly, "Oh, let me comment on this." Jak casually nods at Goobai. Cerberus says loudly, "There are soooooooooooooo many White Knights out there." Cerberus says loudly, "You're not very dystopian, manos." Shakeia firmly nods at Goobai. Mercy raises a hand. Krispin raises her hand. Caffeine chuckles softly. Amon stands. Goobai says, "Play like your character has lived in a fucked up world where morals are hard to come by." Amon says loudly, "In my opinion, a great way to make your character enjoyable for yourself and for others is to make it flawed and human. I'm all about character development. Learn how to stay IC and stay true to your character's motivations at all times. Do what they would do ICly and not what you would do OOCly. Fill it with emotions even if your character doesn't show them easily for a reason or another. Make them true to their core and make them vulnerable in a way or another. Give them a distinguishable trait. Remember that you aren't your character and by extension you can do things with them that you wouldn't do IRL. So go ahead and love, caress, protect, gift, but also murder, cheat, lie, steal, betray, frame, and find just any excuse to connect to other characters, either by positive or negative means, and make your name someone's else worst nightmare...or their best blessing." Amon sits. Katla chuckles. Goobai edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Rejind stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Fengshui says loudly, "If you are going to white knight, you should be charging in favors or money down the line :)" Rejind says, "I just wanted to say to the players, don't let what you think your roll might be stop you from going out and inserting yourself into a situation. Lord knows I've put Rej here into situations over the last month he really had no business being in considering his position, Cerb and Caff and the rest of the GMs probably know that. Go FIND the RP, it's out there if you just go put yourself in that position." Connor casually nods at Goobai. Johnny says loudly, "Seriously, its the era of Trump. Embrace your inner asshole and let it out ICly." Rejind edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Raidne grins mischievously at Johnny. Fengshui casually nods at Amon. Jp appears out of nowhere. Jessica says loudly, "What if we don't have an inner asshole..." Shakeia [to Jessica]: *speaking english, in a sino-Caribbean-accented voice* Make one. Cerberus says loudly, "SD is here to help you find it." Fengshui casually nods at Rejind. Jp edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "One arm length at a time." Caffeine [to Jessica]: Get busy living or get busy dying. Jinx [to Jessica]: You will have, you will have.... You lower your hand. Jp puts her calzone away. Jp puts her NLM QuickTerm v1.0a away. Alivia says loudly, "One thing I'd like to add real quick is to like, for corporate people, don't let yourselves get stuck in the same social groups all the time. Find different way to get out there and be creative with the environment. It keeps us from having that stalemate bar RP." Nyron says, "Expect to be mercilessly taken advantage of if you play a genuinely nice and compassionate person who can't stand to see others suffer." Atlas raises a hand. Hana gives a thumbs up. Gypsy mumbles, ", ".:."" under her breath. Jessica says loudly, "Oh...I just don't like making people sad. IC or OOC.." Amon whispers, ", ":e:: ni:e :ta:em::t, ::o::i:"" to Goobai. Nyron says, "Then we will make you sad instead." Atlas nods casually. Katla says, "Heheh." Sydney stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Jessica says loudly, "Oh.." Alivia stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Sydney says loudly, "People in RP in general tend to be afraid of consequences and try to keep quiet, and I see it holding people back sometimes here. The golden rule should be that if you feel that you are getting away with something you shouldn't be (in character), keep going because that feeling means you're on the right track. Also, everything Goobai said." Alivia walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Sydney points at Goobai discreetly. Fengshui raises his hand. Sydney walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Hindelle stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Johnny casually nods at Sydney. Hindelle says loudly, "Touching a bit on the subject of the divide and ways you can utilize it for good arpee. Hire people. Hire the fuck out of people. You get big bucks for doing minimal work, throw money at the have nots to fight each other for your amusement or fetch you things you'd have to pay more for up top. Can't be seen picking a fight with someone that annoys you on public SIC? Pay a heavy, use a middleman. Spending money on fun arpee is better than buying big shinies that get lost or stolen." Warder casually nods at Hindelle. Shakeia nods at Hindelle real fucking fast! Ashier nods casually. Hindelle edges into the second row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny exclaims loudly, "Serious! Look around. This is your community, your customers, your merchants!" OC: Gypsy asks, "Allright, I've got a wake to go to. How do I get outta here?" ] You begin speaking softly. You continue emoting softly. Mercy stands. Mercy says loudly, "Don't be afraid to be a bad guy, it's more fun than you think and with all these wimpy good guys around no one suspects you. I wanna see more assholes out there. You'll make SO MUCH RP for the people trying to oppoose you that everyone will have a blast." Mercy sits down. Krispin stands from their seat in the fifth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Rose [to Gypsy]: *speaking english, in a soft, lightly Boston-accented voice* @town-hall Krispin says, "As an aside; Cerberus is absolutely right. When there's only good guys in the game, the game is boring as fuck for good guys. But also, stop thinking in terms of winning and losing. You can play a fuck-up. Winning is only a measure of what you give to the game, not high how your character flies. The biggest losers can be the biggest winners of RP. Play a punching bag. Take your licks. Have your character STAND UP FOR SOMETHING. Stop being so afraid of losing your stuff, losing your clones, protecting your hoard. Hoards are useless. Nobody cares about your high-score. We care about creating moments in the here right now. I see the most passionate, zealous characters laying down when somebody comes to town to challenge those ideals - because they know that character can crush them. Get crushed. Come back and make something of yourself, your character, your situation. Bite claw and scratch. So what if you 'lose'? So what if your characters loses everything, and finally perhaps even winds up getting permed, at least they had moments. They breathed life into the game. They fought. They had a story. That's cyberpunk chummers, and it's 'winning' a hell of a lot more than staying in your apartment watching your bank balance rise." Krispin edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Gypsy shouts loudly, "I LOVE THIS GAME!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR BEING AMAZING!" Caffeine waves nonchalantly. Shakeia waves at Gypsy nonchalantly. Gypsy stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Gypsy vanishes from the meeting. Johnny says loudly, "This is me everytime someone fucks someone else over. http://i.imgur.com/nLImpZm.gif

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Connor looks down at the [*ASSHOLE*] decal on his chest. Raidne pinches Connor painfully in the gut. Krispin says, "It's not just about fucking people over. Be willing to get fucked over." Shakeia applauds Krispin! Jak nods casually. Atlas says loudly, "One small thing. If you think your character is uninteresting. Add one small thing. A pose/emote they do regularly. Brushing a curl back. And then build little things from there. Maybe they don't like mint tea for some reason." Cerberus exclaims loudly, "Ya, murder your wives more!" Caffeine exclaims loudly, "Your life or your wife!" Shakeia throws wives at Caffeine. Jessica snorts "touchy subject." Ashier is just a genius who's a push-over. :< Katla says, ""Take my wife: no please, take her!"" Nyron says, "Your character should be upset when forced into two shitty choices. If you're upset too, that just means you care." Ducky exclaims, "*speaking english, in a fast paced, average pitched Scottish accent voice* I can't murder people, I'm too nice!" Hindelle says, "Find someone to do murder for you." Shakeia [to Ducky]: Then be murdered, hehehehehe. Nyron says, "Eventually you won't care about anything anymore." Fengshui says loudly, "Okay, i'm going to make the last comment on this." Liana raises her hand again...(Sorry). Johnny says loudly, "http://sindo.me/mm3mWW" Shakeia casually nods at Fengshui. Katla [to Ducky]: Then sell cannibal stew outta Ol' Betsy Fengshui [to Liana]: Go ahead. You first. Atlas says loudly, "Cross talk." Fengshui throws some system magic SILENCE windows up in front of everyone. Liana says, "Not sure if this belongs here, but...I have a suggestion for when new players enter the game. Is it possible to explain how they should start out their character? E.g Be mindful that they are walking into new, unfamiliar territory and shouldn't be Mr. Toughman right from the beginning? Like a note or something that says: "Be careful how your RP. You're new to this city!" I've seen complaints from players about being permed from the beginning a billion times due to them trying to be 'tough and cool' and spitting in character's faces (who happen to have more ue)." Katla says, "oops." Atlas says loudly, "I can touch on this." Fengshui says loudly, "We call that the 'Hard Hello'. or 'Welcome to Sindome.'" You nod at Liana. Atlas nods casually. Jak got that, I came back. :) Atlas says loudly, "But, when we see repeated habits. We often do reach out for discussions with these players. It's their choice after to continue on the same path." Nyron says, "There are ambience messages on Sinn Street about the Hard Welcome to Withmore" Cerberus says loudly, "Oh, I reallllly need to give you guys a giant play tip." Liana adds, "And maybe remind them the difference between ooc players and IC characters? :d" Scotty asks, "*speaking english, in a South-East Coloradan voice* Don't hit Larri?" Fengshui says loudly, "We do a lot of that in our @newbie and help documents already." Liana does not like it when players are oocly mad about her. Cerberus says loudly, "In general, almost the entire player base needs to... And is this is going to sound weird.. And Strange..." Fengshui says loudly, "Some people figure mit out, some don't." Shakeia eyes Cerberus warily. Delfina hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Isa's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Delfina edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "But it's really important that everyone here remembers that you need to "LOOK" and then READ descriptions and exit messaging and ambient messaging" Ashier nods in agreement. Cerberus says loudly, "I had someone walk into a room then xhelp for being stuck, because they couldn't type 'look' and determine that the exit was named differently on the other side." Nyron says, "Bellicose immies are job creators for WCS." You nod sadly. Cerberus says loudly, "I've had people ask me about things that are blatantly in the room descriptions." Cerberus says loudly, "These are like... people who've been here for months." Luca raises his hand. Ducky sighs quietly. Jessica asks loudly, "Wait...People don't read ambient messages?" Fengshui [to Luca]: Go. Cerberus says loudly, "So, try to remember. The beauty of Sindome is in it's text." Johnny says loudly, "WCS, loving immigrants since 2085." Luca stands from their seat in the third row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. You kiss Ducky on the lips passionately. Luca says, "On the subject Liana brought up, I believe the hard welcome is great for RP as well as introducing you to how Withmore works, my first character was given one and it completely changed how I RPed him, that is all." Ducky laughs viciously at Johnny. Cerberus says loudly, "If you don't read, you're missing a LOT." Luca edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Shakeia casually nods at Luca. Blinder says loudly, "*speaking english* And we put a lot of time into making that text pretty -and- helpful. " Sydney says, "It does get a little frustrating when the angry angry immies freak out OOC over entirely reasonable IC reactions." Jp nods casually. Cerberus says loudly, "And I spend a lot of time deleting Blinder's double spacing too, to make sure it's presentable." Fengshui [to Sydney]: I understand. We get it a lot on xhelp. Blinder nods casually. Fengshui motions toward Jessica, "I want to address what Jessica said about sometimes feeling bad ICly or OOCly when you do bad things. I've been there. Hard to believe, right? But it's sometimes agonizing as a GM or a player when I played Seven, to make choices that are going to fuck up someone elses day. Try to remember that great enemies mean great rp. Hiro, is he connected? Hiro could tell you about all the times I've fucked up his day with one of my characters. Far as I know, he enjoyed it. And the times he's fucked up my charcter's days with his PCs-- honestly some of the best RP I've ever had. It's hard, but try to remember that it is -positive- OOCly." Hana folds her arms over her chest, shivering noticeably as an odd variety of bumps dot her flesh. Connor eyes Blinder warily. Fengshui says loudly, "We are moving on to the next topic." Shakeia firmly nods at Fengshui. Jessica says loudly, "I just hate making people sad..." Fengshui says loudly, "Meta Gaming." Caffeine exclaims loudly, "It's okay to be the victim!" Nyron says, "For every person you make sad IC, you make three GMs laugh." Fengshui says loudly, "Metating includes knowing who a disguised player is without your character learning it ICly, ignoring clone death memory loss (knowing where your corpse is, or who killed you or betrayed you), ignoring your wounds, ignoring ambient population, executing RP when you know purposefully no GMs are around." Atlas says loudly, "This isn't fluffy moo. Suck it up buttercup." Ashier wists. Fengshui asks loudly, "Questions on this? Suggestions for avoiding it?" Goobai raises a hand. Atlas raises a hands. Amon raises a hand. Fengshui [to Goobai]: Go. Goobai stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Hana raises her hand. Sydney raises a hand. Liana raises her hand. Brikks raises her hand. Goobai says, "Make being beat to shit affect you more than it does. The stat debuff thing is good. I think you should occasionally pass out and fall over if you're not tough and you're really beat up." Goobai says, "Stuff like that." Goobai edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Luca casually nods at Goobai. Carver stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Cerberus says loudly, "We're working on code to provide RP queues to your injuries." Cerberus says loudly, "cues*" Atlas says loudly, "When I do play as a PC, I often go out of my way to make shit obvious that there is ambience. Not seeing the only other PC enter a room for example. " Carver vanishes from the meeting. Liana has passed out before due to being beaten up too much. Hana lowers her hand. Amon [to Atlas]: Are you done? Atlas sitses. Amon stands. Phlox appears out of nowhere. Amon asks loudly, "I'd just like to know if the part that says executing RP when no GMs are on, does this mean we should schedule our plots or plans to murder a NPC for whatever reason ONLY when there are active GMs on @who?" Phlox edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Auri's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Amon sits. Mephisto says loudly, "If you're likely to do something that requires admin response." Sydney stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Mephisto says loudly, "Like WJF going in or something. Gangs." Auri pushes herself upright with a short yawn and a deep, arching stretch. Auri edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny says loudly, "My fiance just asked me why it sounds like lesbian sirens in my office." Sydney asks loudly, "If someone's in a disguise, at what point is it cool to just assume that the person under the poncho is the person I expect it to be?" Fengshui says loudly, "You can always xhelp if you are pulling something big and want to confirm admin are there." Hana casually nods at Sydney. Iris casually nods at Sydney. Fengshui [to Sydney]: Good question. Liana casually nods at Sydney. Sydney says loudly, "This comes up suuuuper often for me." Fengshui [to Sydney]: Did you hear their voice that you recognize? Liana exclaims, "You stole my question!" Fengshui [to Sydney]: Did they do something in a mpose that you recognize? Raidne's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Proxy's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Sydney says loudly, "Sometimes. Or I see an @desc that looks like it might be them, or their look_place is right, or I recognize the bulletholes in their poncho, or they're approaching me like someone who knows me despite looking like a serial killer." Fengshui [to Sydney]: Almost 70 million people int he city now. Just becasue this is the only PC you've seen with a purple poncho doesn't mean squat! Nyron says, "I'm currently working on three or four code projects that will make disguises harder to meta through, for the benefit of the people using the disguise and the people witnessing it." Mephisto says loudly, "Conversely, you might be surprised to find your OOC assumptions incorrect." Nyron says, "The wound covering code is ancillarily involved in these projects." Blaze hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Cerberus says, "POPULATION: 70,317,576" Fengshui [to Sydney]: I would err on the side of caution and act like you don't know them and if they are like wtf dude it's me, you can be like DONT SCARE ME LIKE THAT Caffeine exclaims loudly, "Err on the side of caution! Leave some suspense! Be willfully ignorant!" Fengshui [to Sydney]: Or pull put a gun and shoot them for looking like a serial killer Fengshui [to Sydney]: Or call the jduges Nyron says, "My projects will make it easier to be actually ignorant instead of willfully so. I know feigned ignorance is never as suspensful as actual ignorance." Shakeia grins mischievously at Nyron. Cerberus says loudly, "I saw someone outright attack someone they thought was someone else, because of their shroud. Try not to look so hard, and react naturally." Fengshui [to Sydney]: All valid IC responses to someone approaching you that you don't recognize and who is obviously trying to hide their identity. Auri's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Sydney nods. Fengshui [to Sydney]: Plus it's more fun to be ICly wrong on purpose. Mercy raises a hand. Nyron says, "Don't forget you can @shortdesc change any time you want. Just don't do it while disguised or it doesn't work. Should probably fix that." Sydney walks around the front of the rows of seats and picks one out to sit in, and lowers theirself into it. Katla says, "Huh. Good to know." Caffeine says loudly, "There's been some hilarious cases of mistaken identities where the attacker ends up jumping the wrong person and getting their ass beat." Liana says, "Very similar to what Sydney mentioned...Please don't read the "@describe me as" and then recognize characters based on it. And don't try to justify it using the 'Oh, I know you so well. I recognize your body movements, the way you walk and all and recognize you.' especially if they haven't posed at all yet. Or, assume that characters notice you every time they walk into the room..." Cerberus says loudly, "Or winning and having an Oops moment" Cerberus says loudly, "And the resulting aftermath of RP" Caffeine chuckles softly. Shakeia gazes off into space, momentarily lost in thought. Hindelle grins mischievously. Krispin raises her hand. Cerberus says loudly, "It happens." Blinder appears out of nowhere. Jagielka nods casually. Brikks stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jak stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jak vanishes from the meeting. Shakeia raises her hand. Brikks says, "Kind of related to earlier, but more on disguises falling off: Disguises have a hard on/off effect, and while there's some level of RPing disguises out on your part that matters, it's painfully obvious whether a person is successfully disguised or not mechanically. So, are we supposed to be changing our @descs between a disguised and undisguised form? I've even seen people have @descs that outright call out the thing they're using for the disguise, which strikes me as weird." Vetsa raises a hand actually on second thought. Brikks edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Nyron says, "You can also change your @describe me whenever you want as long as there is a justified reason." Nyron says, "Don't roleplay a master of disguise if you don't have any disguise skill." Mercy stands. Mercy says loudly, "On the subject of disguises, if you're in red and a shrouded person walks past you in the street? So what? Ambiently the whole place will have shifty people everywhere wearing hoodies and everything. ICly you probably wouldn't notice them amongst all the other ambient disguised people on a busy street. Keep that in mind when you're walking on the heavier populated areas. You can't just recall 'Oh yeah, that suspicious hooded person walked past a moment ago"" Mercy sits. Raidne hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Caffeine jumps up and down. Warder casually nods at Mercy. Raidne edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "Don't blank out your description if you're in a disguise. That is meta on a whole new level." Nyron says, "This can go up to and including @nakeds. @macros are your friend for situations like Clark Kent running into a phone booth." Liana casually nods at Mercy. Shakeia lowers her hand. Caffeine says loudly, "One thing I've noticed is people changing their voice to sound WILDLY different than it normally is." Krispin stands from their seat in the fifth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Raidne casually nods at Caffeine. Krispin says, "Sometimes I've played a goofball idiot and I've attacked people on purpose who're disguised because of similar disguise and mannerisms *KNOWING* that it's not the character my character thinks it is, and caught the blow back of that. Just a thought." Sydney [to Mercy]: Right, but if the guy from I Know What You Did Last Summer walks into my workplace or sits next to me at the bar I might do a double take. Krispin says, "It's fine to slip-up on purpose too if you're playing a dumby." Caffeine says loudly, "If you have terrible disguise, you're not going from a heavy mixer male to some cutesy corpie female voice." Krispin edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Nyron OOCly shouts, "Type @town-hall to go into and out of the town hall." Jinx says loudly, "For me @describe me as is a longer shortdesc. It should capture what your character looks like at a glance that's longer than just noticing someone moving nearby. All the rest should be in @nakeds." Reine appears out of nowhere. Vetsa stands from their seat in the third row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Fengshui OOCly shouts, "you cannot leave a cube/coffin while the town hall is going on" Brenna stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Brenna vanishes from the meeting. Vetsa says, "*speaking english, in a Russian-accented, silvery voice* I was actually wondering how heavily do GM's factor RP considerations taken to counteract environmental issues ('items' that make things quiet / silencers / disguises / using stealth / night time / luck being toggled on / etc / whatever) where NPCs and vNPC's are concerned, insofar as doing naughty shit in public goes? Like Bob wants to kidnap Steve so Bob dons poncho waits until nightfall grabs Steve during a brownout on a crowded street with one NPC in the room - Does NPC notice? Kind of thing." Nyron says, "Silencers already have a coded effect." Fengshui turns to Cerberus, "I think we take all that into account, don't we?" Fengshui says loudly, "I mean, good job, you were stealthy, the NPC tried to call for help on the SIC and couldn't." Jinx says loudly, "Actually we take it 100% into account." Cerberus says loudly, "If you shoot someone dead in an intersection on Red at 2am in the morning with 5000 people still in the area. Your silencer isn't going to stop them from noticing." Fengshui says loudly, "But if you are shrouded, it will save you from all of htem reporting you are a squat hispanic man with a 7 on his neck." Vetsa edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Vetsa chuckles softly. Johnny says loudly, "what it will stop is the npcs in surrounding locations from hearing it." Cerberus says loudly, "Red is NEVER sparsely populated. People will ambiently flee, and go find SIC." Jinx says loudly, "NPCs hear stuff even if we're not actually puppeting them... And we're notified of it." Caffeine says loudly, "Just because it's a deadzone won't mean once they leave it, they won't shout about it on SIC either." Connor's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Fengshui says loudly, "But if you manage to lure an NPC into the sewers and murder that baka there? Well------" Fengshui says loudly, "Good on you." Caffeine winks at Fengshui playfully. Vetsa nods casually. Cerberus says loudly, "The way we all responded might lead you to believe we actually consider a lot of scenarios when deciding who hears or sees what. :P" Shakeia sniffs faintly. Connor hauls himself to his feet, rubbing his eyes. Fengshui says loudly, "Moving on: Effects of aggressive and savvy max-UE NPCs bring into the game " Sydney raises her hand. Krispin raises her hand. Cerberus says loudly, "This topic makes me grumpy, I'll try to resist." Fengshui says loudly, "Unfournunately Hermes is not here to continue what he was saying." Brikks raises her hand. Gerik raisesses a hand. Johnny asks loudly, "Hermes still here?" Goobai says, "If you've ever felt personally victimized by Charlie Bronson, please raise your hand" Johnny laughs loudly. Goobai says, "I know, crosstalk, could not resist mean girls reference" Amon says loudly, "I'd just like the GMs to address this issue based on what Kuzco posted on the BgBB" Mephisto says loudly, "No cross talk s'il-vous-plait" Mephisto says loudly, "Sydney dammit." Sindome Amphitheater The Brobdingnagian structure encompassing you lends heavily to classical stylings from the Italian Renaissance, characterized by transcendent marble arches. Tens of thousands of seats comfortably furnished with the finest upholstery surround the arena in tiers, each laboriously designated with hand engraved golden plates. Sleek displays are available in front of every chair, appointed to relay information from whatever function the arena is hosting at the time in a variety of languages and an assortment of touch-screen options. The landings of each tier bear floor plaques lionizing the mega-corporations involved in the funding of the gargantuan building project, lending special thanks to names that only anybody who is anybody has heard of, fettered to the tongues of the unwashed masses. You would only have to wonder for a moment how such the revenue for such an exorbitant expense could be justified before being assaulted by innumerable holographic advertisements flickering into life along the rows, others being projected as gigantic slogans and logos in the air, the products owned by the largest and most influential corporations dominating the airspace by a huge margin. The advertisements blink out of existence just as rapidly as they had appeared, working on an annoyingly regular timer chosen by market psychologists to be as disorientating as distracting as possible to the average consumer. Recycling chutes located alongside every aisle hint promisingly towards a flourishing income stream provided by confections, fast-foods and consumer drugs. Overhead awaits a dizzying sight as anybody who were to look up would find themselves staring out into the captifying panorama of space. Long-dead stars burn fiercely billions of light years away from here, with a clarity unknown to your typical mudboy who has only seen the sky as a perversion marred by human pollutants. Lurid nebulas that cannot be seen by the human eye from here are as conspicuous as earthly clouds. A Nito-Kodak Chronos has a hologram of the date rotating above it: Saturday, January 14th, 2102 : 5:11 PM. Slither Fengshui is here, birds alight on trees and start singing. Jinx is smashing things with a hammer. HALT RP. Blaze, Connor O'Brian, Juno and Reine are standing here. Auri is sleeping here, curled up in bed. Kobayashi Hiro is sleeping here, sprawled out with his eyes closed. His breathing rocksteady with the occasional quiet interjection of Japanese. Mambo Isa and Proxy are sleeping here. Glitch, Nyron, Mephisto Pheles, Caffeine, HardHat Johnny, Peaky Blinder and Builder Atlas are seated in the large leather chairs on the stage. The podium is vacant. Cayce Ogata, Handsome Flynn, Warder, Miranda, Katla, Slumdog Shakeia, Mini-Celebrity Alivia and Sydney are sitting in the first row. Arisruk, June Senna, Kaya Silvers, Dva, Student Ashier, Ducky, Driver Dorn, Rose Akiyama, Doctor Jessica and Gunsmith Hindelle are sitting in the second row. Micaella, Iris, Icarus Carrera, Luca and Vetsa are sitting in the third row. Liana, Factor, Conor Duffy, Brikks and Raidne are sitting in the fourth row. Gaz, Scotty, Azelle, Safeya and Smiling Krispin are sitting in the fifth row. You, Outcast Hana, Mercy, Marcello, Amon Janz, Azami and Tabitha Phlox are sitting in the sixth row. Seven Ecks, Jagielka, Alexei, Inquisitor Anderson, Staff-Judge Gerik, Konan, Rejind, Jp, Delfina and Goobai are sitting in the seventh row. There are no visible exits. Fengshui raises his hand. Sydney says loudly, "The thread discussion on this made it sound a little like these NPCs were basically logging in to grief the game, but they aren't. They're not invincible, they have goals, and most of the time there are ways to give them what they want, hide from them, or even cooperate with them." Sydney says loudly, "Sorry, I didn't expect to go first." Krispin stands from their seat in the fifth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Krispin says, "Powerful NPCs serve an important role in the game, both to give powerful characters checks and balances, but also to place character into compromising situations. These struggles are the heart of what this game is. When faced with a massive foe, even an immigrant has options. The weakness of player characters, especially younger characters, is (I believe) the most overstated and harmful rumour perpetuated by OOC. If you're thinking in terms of 'I have less UE, so I lose' or 'I have less stuff, so I lose' or 'my friends aren't strong enough to help me in this situation, so I lose' then you are missing the point - and missing an opportunity for some of the best roleplay you will have - and I think it's telling that this topic was brought up under the monicker 'High UE NPCs'. That is a damn shame to me. Too much focus is put on these. Go faster. Climb higher. Thinking in terms of UE and being outmatched places your RP in a box . If you think 'that NPC made me lose everything and I killed them and they were back in full gear a day later doing the same thing, that doesn't seem fair' - it doesn't have to be. Main characters are traditionally underdogs. Let NPCs be high UE. Let them be max UE. Let them have shit we could never dream of having. Because ultimately it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter how strong the NPCs are, or if their plots seem to go off without a hitch against all odds - evading ambient backlash that would check PCs attempting the same stunts - or that they're less effected by loss - because they're there to create challenge and struggle. That's what they're meant to do. Winning isn't meant to come easy, overcoming these foes pays off bigger when they're a much larger threat." Krispin says, "But I want to make one concession." Iris gazes off into space, momentarily lost in thought. Cerberus says loudly, "People often miss the point of teamwork to overcome hard obstacles and the fact that if you use teamwork often, the challenge needs to be increased to keep the game challenges." Krispin says, "The concern as raised that when rampaging NPCs come to town, many feel themselves forced to hide away indoors. I think it is healthy in this situation for staff to give players, especially newer players a nudge towards options they would never consider OOCly for themself. They may have to sell their soul, but there's always an option. Nobody should feel that they're forced to sit indoors." Krispin nods at Cerberus. Fengshui casually nods at Krispin. Brikks stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Krispin says, "My bottom line is, I feel that powerful NPCs fit perfectly into the game." Krispin edges into the fifth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Brikks says, "I trust staff isn't just going around murderboating the entire game, considering how much they care about the long tail on it. Even if they are bricks with a full 2.5 years of combat UE or something, doesn't mean they don't have weaknesses. Go find them, y'all." Brikks edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Jinx raises his hand Seven raises his hand. You are suffering from a vicious cut, a couple of ugly bruises and are in a severely weakened state, are physically active and recovering fairly quickly. Hana raises her hand. Jinx says loudly, "Part of the weapon and armor refactoring was to give people ways to break this invunerability" Anderson raises his hand. Jinx says loudly, "Some armor is better against one type of damage where other is better against another." Johnny says loudly, "Sometimes life hands you moments like the opening scene of 1995s Judge Dredd." Nyron says, "Sometimes it hands you moments like the opening of the more recent one too." Jessica giggles Konan says, "*speaking english, in a rough Neo-York accented voice* In a lot of combat situations I've found it does seem to be going in with knowledge of your opponent's weaknesses. For instance someone who's good with a gun might suck ass at dodging. It's all about knowing who you're squaring up against usually." Jinx says loudly, "With the addition of energy weapons and things like molotovs and etc players can be smarter and engage in unprotected ways." Johnny says loudly, "You're joe new guy, faced with the bad guys you can't beat, and your choice is join or die." Katla raises her hand. Mephisto says loudly, "go" Raidne's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Krispin raises her hand... again (sorry). Cerberus says loudly, "Energy Weapons are banned on Earth." Seven steps up and say, "Okay, I have Hermes comment." Seven says, "I will be saying it as my own." Seven clears his throat and flashes a pearly white grin for the cameras before pushing a black curl behind his ear, saying: I'll be brief. I wanted to mention the matter of nigh invincible NPCs that have a few problems, the way I see it: one, they have absurdly high UE, and as it is (and unlike when I joined), there aren't many super strong combat PCs; two, the price for losing against them is usually death followed by losing all the expensive gear and chrome that you gambled in this battle; three, there is really not much incentive in these killings because even if you were succesful, the rewards will probably not be enough AND they'll come after you when you are not prepared; four, they sometimes attack with little to no provocation in a one way killing spree that just makes me wanna stay in my flat sipping coffee, as boring as it sounds -- it's the logical thing to do. I want to tackle this as to if it could be rearranged to be conducive to better RP experiences. Cerberus says loudly, "I have to respond to this." Cerberus says loudly, "So let's pause for a second." OC: Mephisto says, "yeah I loved the soundtrack" ] Iris sniffs faintly. Seven motions to Cerberus, "Yeah aight, Go ahead. Den me again." Jinx says loudly, "IC reactions for IC actions..." Cerberus says loudly, "This is kind of disappointing in my eyes..." Cerberus says loudly, "We've seen people kill max UE NPCs, and get the loots, and the reputation." Cerberus says loudly, "We've seen people die to them..." OC: Katla asks, "What song's the playlist on now?" ] Cerberus says loudly, "We've seen people make arch nemesis out of max UE PCs and NPCs and have wonderful RP." Hiro hauls himself to his feet, rubbing his eyes. Hiro edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "What we RARELY see, is people who consider sipping their coffee in their flat, to protect their gear." Cerberus OOCly shouts, "SAVE THE GEAR!" Jinx says loudly, "Wusses..." OC: Johnny says, "02 Psygnosis - King Satan" ] Cerberus says loudly, "Is not Sindome." Cerberus says loudly, "Krispin and others have said a lot of encouraging things about embracing loss, challenge, etc." Cerberus says loudly, "I hope you guys are leaning more towards that, and the RP and fun it brings." Caffeine nods casually. Cerberus says loudly, "Go ahead Seven." Seven nods casually. Fengshui stands up and flashs the crowd a white toothed grin, "I's feel like I's could personally shit stomp all dez--" he throws up air quotes 'max ue' "npcs. Fuck 'em. They ain't fuck all but ah steppin' stone ta cement my legacy. An' all ah yous legacies too. You gotta have ah big dog ta take down. Uddawise, was da point?" Seven stands up and flashs the crowd a white toothed grin, "I's feel like I's could personally shit stomp all dez--" he throws up air quotes 'max ue' "npcs. Fuck 'em. They ain't fuck all but ah steppin' stone ta cement my legacy. An' all ah yous legacies too. You gotta have ah big dog ta take down. Uddawise, was da point?" OC: Fengshui says, "repost" ] Raidne hauls herself to her feet, rubbing her eyes. Mercy eyes her surroundings warily. Seven sits back down. Hana stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Anderson says, "Okay, so.. I've actually been accused of having more UE than our UE cap allows." Factor raises a hand. Seven laughs loudly. Krispin laughs loudly. Anderson says, "So I know how some people respond to challenges." Shakeia snickers sarcastically at Anderson. Seven [to Anderson]: I will -fuck- you up. Ashier rolls his eyes. "*speaking english, in an elegnant, silky smooth feminine voice* That's silly." Seven shrugs unceremoniously. Hiro bows his head silently. Hana says loudly, "I'd actually like to add onto Brikk's comment, these 'super powerful NPCS' aren't just around to kill everyone they see, they can show plenty of restraint, and allow for a lot of role play to go off...but they aren't afraid to fuck you up if you say something stupid. All in all I find it pretty great, exhilarating even." Amon says, "Anderson bleeds" Hana edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Anderson says, "Play some SHFL and learn the real extent of UE." Anderson says, "I'ma just let Hana speak then." Hana says loudly, "Sorry, I was out of turn." Jinx disappears in a cloud of egg scented blue smoke. Anderson says, "I'm good." Seven exclaims, "I've died more than anyone else ever!" Anderson says, "I don't have more UE than the cap allows. Just saying." Seven exclaims, "Seriously. It's like 300 times!" Anderson says, "Seven is my bitch-boy.. Too." Seven says, "Max UE means fuck all." Johnny says loudly, "Please think of them more as potential sources of opportunity. Risky sure, but opportunity you might not get any other way." Anderson says, "Just saying." Johnny throws his WAI XM-777 minigun at Jinx. The WAI XM-777 minigun bounces off Jinx and falls to the ground. Fengshui [to Hana]: Go Jinx picks up the WAI XM-777 minigun. <OOC> Jinx goes home. Fengshui [to Hana]: Gogogogogogo Hana stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Hana says, "I'd actually like to add onto Brikk's comment, these 'super powerful NPCS' aren't just around to kill everyone they see, they can show plenty of restraint, and allow for a lot of role play to go off...but they aren't afraid to fuck you up if you say something stupid. All in all I find it pretty great, exhilarating even." Hana nods casually. Hana sits cross-legged on the floor. Hana stands up from the floor. Nyron says, "There are multiple consumables and pieces of equipment that you can use to raise your 'effective UE' for just about anything, combat, hacking, piloting, driving." Hana edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui [to Factor]: Go. Factor nods in agreement with the earlier, then says IC consequences for IC actions, I certainly get. It's frustrating when there's not a real link to that, though, and it's just eating a 'random consequence'. But, doesn't sound like that's related to Hermes' topic. Factor nods in agreement with the earlier, then says "IC consequences for IC actions, I certainly get. It's frustrating when there's not a real link to that, though, and it's just eating a 'random consequence'. But, doesn't sound like that's related to Hermes' topic" Fengshui says loudly, "Hiro will be the last on this and then we are moving on." Cerberus says loudly, "As the loser in a fight, you're not always entitled to the Why" Cerberus says loudly, "That's usually up to the PCs that win." Fengshui exclaims loudly, "It's a great set of RP for your clone to pursue though!" Hiro stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Atlas rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Atlas walks across the stage and sits upon one of the large leather chairs. Jak appears out of nowhere. Jak edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Auri pushes herself upright with a short yawn and a deep, arching stretch. Auri edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Hiro says loudly, "I hate max ue PC's...because they get in my way from butchering people...or more likely the folks I send to butcher people via proxy. However, they serve a very important purpose of making sure the "ambient" power of a faction is represented OR in some cases that there are challenges for people who are tough to rise too. So, overtime I have to appreciate them. I think in the distant past they were not always managed remarkably well but in the past year or two I've seen GM's do a phenomenal jobs of picking and choosing when/how to use them." OC: Hiro says, "NPC's pardon." ] Hiro edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Caffeine casually nods at Hiro. Fengshui nods casually. Fengshui says loudly, "Okay, we are heading to the next topic." Fengshui says loudly, "Running Big Plots / Having Big Goals / Achieving Big Goals." Fengshui says loudly, "Questions / Comments / SUggestions for how to accomplish this? I have recorded a video it's on the boards, and youtube, for how to run plots as a PC. I plan to record more. What are your thoughts." Mephisto says loudly, "Go go go" Fengshui says loudly, "We will take 4 people." Fengshui says loudly, "Then move this topic tot he BGBB" Fengshui [to Hiro]: Go. Hiro stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. You raise your hand. XHELP Fengshui [responding to you]: you're after hiro have it ready Napoleon appears out of nowhere. Cerberus shouts loudly, "WE'RE ON A TIME CRUNCH AND BEHIND SCHEDULE CAUSE I HAD TO ENSURE PEOPLE I WASN'T OVER THE UE CAP, PLEASE HAVE THINGS PREPARED" Johnny laughs loudly. Hiro says loudly, "This is where we really rise and fall as a community especially in regards too cooperative conflict. As you rise and fall within SD you act as catalyst for all this things. I simply encourage you all to be mindful of the role you present. If you're bankrolling things, just now how to maneuver stuff, etc. Together we dictate how things happen so get out there and fuck with the system. I remember when the Snakes were basically just 4 PC's and Zenigra. Now look at them. Help people achieve there dreams...or crush them before they take flight. " Hiro cackles madly, his eyes lighting up with glee. Hiro edges into the sixth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. You stand from your seat in the sixth row, and edge your way out of it into the aisle. [-][Game-Help] cyberkitty: how long is left? You begin speaking loudly. You say loudly, "I just want to say that anybody at any time can do something big that involves many other player characters, and there's people in here with relatively new characters doing much more than I ever have and I want to applaud them for their effort. Because it is effort, it's a lot of hard work and coordinating and scheming and plotting to set all the pieces in motion. But the rewards far outweigh the costs." [-][Game-Help] Staff Mephisto: 30m You nod casually. You edge into the sixth row, and pick a seat and lower yourself into it. Fengshui says loudly, "Okay, moving on." Johnny exclaims loudly, "Next!" Fengshui says loudly, "We are moving on to code." Fengshui says loudly, "Due to time constraints." Johnny says loudly, "Ah shit." Cerberus says loudly, "We should start the code part by saying" Johnny says loudly, "bad time to take a poop." Cerberus says loudly, "Cerberus is not a coder." Fengshui OOCly shouts, "cerberus doesn't know how to code moo!" Katla says, "Heheh." Fengshui says loudly, "Seriously though, he isn't a coder. Not sure how that rumor got started." Mephisto pops in through a cloud of sulfur, shouting "cerberus knows how to pseudocode like a pro though" and runs off, disappearing through another cloud to let everyone else know. Cerberus says loudly, "Someone also accused me of only being here to code, recently." Fengshui says loudly, "Johnny is head coder. Slither is the next best." Johnny asks loudly, "Whats the question?" Cerberus says loudly, "I taught Johnny everything he knows." Fengshui says loudly, "Probably like 99.99% as good as Johnny." Fengshui [to Johnny]: RIGHT? Hindelle laughs loudly. [OOC: The game has been saved and backed up successfully to disk. 'help cp'] Napoleon's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Cerberus says loudly, "I think we covered all the code topics." Cerberus asks loudly, "Next?" Johnny blinks his eyes rapidly. Cerberus says loudly, "Lol." Blinder laughs loudly. Cerberus says loudly, "Grid 3.0" Fengshui says loudly, "I'm such a good coder I could -force- Johnny to say he agrees with me." Mephisto says loudly, "Grid 3.0 ass" Shakeia raises a hand far up above her head, waving it about like a moron. Fengshui says loudly, "He might recycle me after though." Cerberus says loudly, "Grid 3.0 is first on the list." Mephisto says loudly, "That doesn't take expert coding skills, only permissions" Caffeine applauds politely at Shakeia. Fengshui says loudly, "So, Grid 3.0. Some of you asked about the Matrix." Shakeia bounces up and down on her seat, hand help up high! Fengshui says loudly, "We decided that we wanted to focus on Grid 3.0 instead. Or, as -part- of the Matrix." Katla raises hand energetically. Fengshui says loudly, "The Matrix exists. You can go explore it if you work at the right company." Fengshui says loudly, "And help build it out." Fengshui says loudly, "Some of you do." Cerberus says loudly, "That is NOT commonly known IC, btw." Brikks raises her hand. Gaz stands from their seat in the fifth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Gaz vanishes from the meeting. Fengshui says loudly, "Correct." Fengshui says loudly, "So, our vision for Grid 3.0." Fengshui turns to Johnny, "Wanna break down some of it?" Shakeia looks excited as FUCK. Fengshui [to Cerberus]: Or you? Alexei grins mischievously at Shakeia. Johnny says loudly, "Well, first of all, its getting it on a modern platform we're prepared to support." Johnny says loudly, "We need to start by building something capable of todays features." Johnny says loudly, "Migrate everything over, and then we'll be in a place where we can add new features on." Johnny says loudly, "Better skill interdependence, proper editing tools, etc." Fengshui says loudly, "We have code for migrating the posts and nodes over in place. It is alpha right now, but the core of it is there and it works." Cerberus says loudly, "The basic design we've got jotted down in a super secret document has me excited for it, and I don't even play a grid hacker or use the grid much." Johnny says loudly, "it's the last bit of old code" Mephisto says loudly, "The holy grail of outdated features" Johnny exclaims loudly, "once the grid is migrated over to node, we'll be just javascript + moo!" Mephisto says loudly, "And the 90s can have their forums back" Napoleon hauls himself to his feet, rubbing his eyes. Hiro says loudly, "I'm super stoked to find bugs in the new system." Shakeia snickers sarcastically at Hiro. Fengshui says loudly, "It will be something we actively develop as opposed to reluctantly continue to support." Alexei cheers. Johnny says loudly, "And further integrated into the game world. Doors, locks, the bank, etc." Cerberus says loudly, "datastores of valuable information that link to real IC systems" Shakeia loses it, never to be found again. Johnny says loudly, "yeah, its ok to make your O face." Shakeia says loudly, ":O" Cerberus says loudly, "It won't be so simple to just do a 1 stop hack and get everything like it is now." Napoleon vanishes from the meeting. Jessica jizzes Ducky screams in horror. Hindelle grins mischievously at Shakeia. Johnny says loudly, "http://sindo.me/mnx2Bb.jpg

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Mephisto exclaims loudly, "Uplink, watch out!" Alexei stands up and does his happy dance. Iris raises a hand. Blinder says, "*speaking english* Well... time to call WCS, cleanup on isle....everywhere." Fengshui says loudly, "It will also self repair. SO that we can put things like IC guides into the game on nodes, and not have some decker come along and remove them forever." Cerberus says loudly, "We're going to make defense nodes, and datastores, and all sorts of things that vary on the source. Corporations will have challenging difficulty that may require a team of deckers" You eye your surroundings warily. You [to Ducky]: You do it. Hiro raises his hand. Katla grins fron ear to ear. Shakeia exclaims loudly, "Puttin' the cyber in cyberpunk, boooiii!" Ducky shakes his head to Grumble. "*speaking english, in a fast paced, average pitched Scottish accent voice* Nah, I.. I'm ill, Can't work." Sydney says loudly, "*speaking english, in a soft, husky voice* soon: http://i.imgur.com/jFo1hgx.jpg

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Cerberus says loudly, "I've made it very clear that my design goal is replayability, Grid 2.0 has 0" Shakeia heaves herself out of her seat with a lazy groan, smacking her grape gum, We all know the Grid 2.0 is old as hell, and I bet many of us are excited for a replacement -- whether it be Grid 3.0 or The Matrix -- so I figured I'd ask; what state is the Grid 3.0/The Matrix in? Will it be out sometime in 2017, or will we have to wait a little longer? And also, will this expand into new hardware for decking other than what's on the market right now? Modular decks/terminals that let's you get shit done faster/better/stronger always seemed cool to me. she asks, then slumps down down on her row. It shakes. Konan asks loudly, "So from a Decker perspective things are gonna be freaking fire with grid 3.0?" Krispin says, "*speaking english, in a gravelly, lower pitched feminine voice* That means stuff for you corpsec boys to do too, not just more tools for deckers." Alexei tenderly gives Shakeia a warm hug. Mephisto exclaims loudly, "Find out IC!" Krispin says, ":O" Flynn's body goes limp as he slumps to the ground unconscious. Shakeia exclaims loudly, "Damn right I will!" Blaze pokes Flynn in the ribs repeatedly. Johnny says loudly, "From a development standpoint, we will be focusing on the new system." Flynn shoots up and gasps for air, glancing around rapidly in an attempt to regain his bearings. OC: Flynn says, "consarnit" ] Mephisto says loudly, "No crosstalk." Johnny says loudly, "But from a story standpoint, I can't comment." Johnny says loudly, "Obviously something will occur." Shakeia firmly nods at Johnny. Cerberus says loudly, "And I'll be there to whisper new ideas and takes that I get from our grid hackers into Johnny's ear as he laying down the foundation." Shakeia says loudly, "Can't wait for that shit, super-excited and happy that you're working on it." Katla stands up, and clears her throat. Aside from Not 90's, what sort of design scheme are you aiming for with 3.0? And also: will we finally have more than one Grid avatar? Cerberus exclaims loudly, "If you didn't realize you can have more than 1 grid account, find out IC!" Cerberus says loudly, ">.>" Shakeia exclaims, "She means the profile picture!" Brikks says, "Think they mean the board avatars." Cerberus says loudly, "Oh... oh god." Caffeine laughs loudly. Katla nods fervently. "Yep! Board avatars!" Caffeine exclaims loudly, "Johnny Coolguy!" Hindelle laughs loudly. You laugh loudly. Brikks says, "I mean I love him, but, we're all him." Liana chuckles quietly. Johnny says loudly, "Oh design? I love our grid design, lol" [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat bows down infront of the mighty Johnny. Johnny says loudly, "It'll probably be bootstrap made green." Shakeia says, "It -is- pretty." Caffeine says loudly, "More teh blonde mohawk creepyface man." You say loudly, "I wish I didn't have to be jonny coolguy." You begin speaking softly. Johnny says loudly, "Something very ... retro new wave." Caffeine punches herself in the face for a 'teh'. Sindome Amphitheater The Brobdingnagian structure encompassing you lends heavily to classical stylings from the Italian Renaissance, characterized by transcendent marble arches. Tens of thousands of seats comfortably furnished with the finest upholstery surround the arena in tiers, each laboriously designated with hand engraved golden plates. Sleek displays are available in front of every chair, appointed to relay information from whatever function the arena is hosting at the time in a variety of languages and an assortment of touch-screen options. The landings of each tier bear floor plaques lionizing the mega-corporations involved in the funding of the gargantuan building project, lending special thanks to names that only anybody who is anybody has heard of, fettered to the tongues of the unwashed masses. You would only have to wonder for a moment how such the revenue for such an exorbitant expense could be justified before being assaulted by innumerable holographic advertisements flickering into life along the rows, others being projected as gigantic slogans and logos in the air, the products owned by the largest and most influential corporations dominating the airspace by a huge margin. The advertisements blink out of existence just as rapidly as they had appeared, working on an annoyingly regular timer chosen by market psychologists to be as disorientating as distracting as possible to the average consumer. Recycling chutes located alongside every aisle hint promisingly towards a flourishing income stream provided by confections, fast-foods and consumer drugs. Overhead awaits a dizzying sight as anybody who were to look up would find themselves staring out into the captifying panorama of space. Long-dead stars burn fiercely billions of light years away from here, with a clarity unknown to your typical mudboy who has only seen the sky as a perversion marred by human pollutants. Lurid nebulas that cannot be seen by the human eye from here are as conspicuous as earthly clouds. A Nito-Kodak Chronos has a hologram of the date rotating above it: Saturday, January 14th, 2102 : 5:48 PM. Slither Fengshui is here, birds alight on trees and start singing. Handsome Flynn is keeping to himself. Raidne, Blaze, Connor O'Brian, Juno and Reine are standing here. Mambo Isa and Proxy are sleeping here. Glitch, Nyron, Mephisto Pheles, Caffeine, HardHat Johnny and Peaky Blinder are seated in the large leather chairs on the stage. The podium is vacant. Cayce Ogata, Warder, Miranda, Katla, Slumdog Shakeia, Mini-Celebrity Alivia and Sydney are sitting in the first row. Arisruk, June Senna, Kaya Silvers, Dva, Student Ashier, Ducky, Driver Dorn, Rose Akiyama, Doctor Jessica and Gunsmith Hindelle are sitting in the second row. Micaella, Iris, Icarus Carrera, Luca, Vetsa and Auri are sitting in the third row. Liana, Factor, Conor Duffy and Brikks are sitting in the fourth row. Scotty, Azelle, Safeya and Smiling Krispin are sitting in the fifth row. You, Mercy, Marcello, Amon Janz, Azami, Tabitha Phlox, Outcast Hana, Jak and Kobayashi Hiro are sitting in the sixth row. Seven Ecks, Jagielka, Alexei, Inquisitor Anderson, Staff-Judge Gerik, Konan, Rejind, Jp, Delfina and Goobai are sitting in the seventh row. There are no visible exits. Cerberus says loudly, "There's a lot of stuff we need to figure out.. We're on infrastructure and foundation right now." Katla says, "I'd rather be Johnny Tsunami" Blinder also punches Caffeine for that. Brikks stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Brikks says, "I went down the Matrix path as a new player and got an hourly 'work verb' job and felt extremely boxed in and forced to chain myself to an empty room. I had no idea the Matrix was actually a legit thing as a result. So yeah, I'm excited to hear about this, and bummed I felt like the job was telling me 'go find a better job' like SHI seems to. I felt like I'd made a legitimately 'wrong' choice in my second week of playing, and what I based my character so heavily around. Everything about this has me absurdly excited, though! I cannot wait to see it." Katla asks, "So... Vapor-wave?" Ashier thought the blonde guy was cute and twinky looking. Iris stands from their seat in the third row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Johnny says loudly, "Somehow you didn't get connected with the right people then. Because you were likely very close to the matrix team work." Katla shuts herself up, and sits back down. Iris says, "*speaking english, in a soft clear voice* Based on what you said before about matrix being available to people only at a certain company. Are some of these new features also likely to be restricted to players only on one side of the corpie/mixer divide? Or will players on both sides have plenty of avenues to explore? Feeling some of the same things as Brikks I think." Iris edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Fengshui says loudly, "It's only open to some p,layers because it's still under development and it's not ready for the real game. work on the grid will help move it forward." Brikks edges into the fourth row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Johnny says loudly, "Once we have hacking infrastructure elements working in the grid 3.0, it'll be open to a lot more people." Johnny says loudly, "Our work isn't done on this until joe hacker in the mix can do a run on ViriiSoma and have something to show for it." Cayce holds her chest and coughs subtly. Shakeia says, "Or get fried by CompSec." Cerberus says loudly, "Killed by BlackOps or otherwise." Shakeia nods firmly. Brikks says, "All of those own." Blinder says, "And get hunted down by VS CorpSec. Have an epic gunfight and then become Takashi Kovacs. " You casually nod at Blinder. You say, "Good book." Jak nods casually. Fengshui says loudly, "NEXT." Fengshui says loudly, "Next topic: Resuscitation for when GMs/Player Docs are not around. Yep, we're going to do it. it's on the list. until then, be careful :) Next topic: More pets in game: Johnny says we need to do more work on critters. It's on the list. We will do it when we have the time to do it. Next topic: Rigging. It's something you can do ICly. There are a few existing avenues open. However, we are working on what amounts to 'fighting robots' currently. The code is partly done and it just needs a coder to spend more time on it. It's on 'the list'. Next Topic: Open discussion. Who has a code topic they want to raise? We need to go FAST. So have your shit ready fast." Mephisto says loudly, "Raise your hands up in the air like you don't care." Hiro raises his hand. Amon raises a hand. Katla raises her hand eagerly. Ashier raises a hand. You raise your hand. Hiro asks loudly, "Firearm mods requiring you to have skill in the type of firearm is dumb. Can it also check against munitions so I can please fix all type of weapons since I'm a munitions dude?" [-][Game-Help] HiRez_L has joined the channel. Amon says loudly, "I just want to know when are we going to be able to fuck up shit with vehicles, ram people to death, and mount miniguns on cars. Stuff like that." Liana says, "*speaking english, in a lightly accented voice* Yes! :D" Cerberus asks loudly, "Wait, what?" Sydney points to Amon and go, "Oooh!" Hana winces as she peers down at her left arm, a horrific technicolor of veins bubbling up against her skin. Cerberus says loudly, "Vehicle Combat code is the last thing the MOO needs, and I think you're talking about a bug, Hiro" Flynn pats Hana onna head parentally. Jp stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Liana sniffs and pouts. Hana says, "Sorry..." Hiro [to Cerberus]: Oh snap. @bug'ing now. Fengshui [to Hiro]: Please xhelp at some point and we will discuss that this is probably a bug. Cool? Katla stands up. "Can we get ferrets? Or perhaps a pet that can ride on your shoulder--like a parrot? Or perhaps a ferret you can train to pickpocket to a fraction of your own skill?" Hiro [to Fengshui]: That works too. Fengshui [to Hiro]: You can help me test. Fengshui nods casually. XHELP Mephisto [responding to you]: prepare your comment/question Caffeine stares blankly at nothing at all. XHELP Your message has been sent. Fengshui [to Katla]: Polly Parots have ben in game for 15 years. You begin speaking loudly. Cerberus says loudly, "To add to that. Vehicle Combat would be insanely pricey, very loss oriented, and DEADLY. People don't like dying or losing gear as it is." Cerberus says loudly, "I don't want to rush that into the MOO." XHELP Mephisto [responding to you]: you're up Cerberus says loudly, "I'd bite Johnny's ankles if I had to." You stand from your seat in the sixth row, and edge your way out of it into the aisle. [-][Game-Help] Lightningdolt12 has joined the channel. Fengshui [to Katla]: Grab one of them until we have more pets-- SEE my previous message about pets being on the list but us needing more code to get there. Jp vanishes from the meeting. Katla says, "Aww..." Miranda raises her hand. Katla sits back down. Johnny says loudly, "Vehicle combat -will- come." Hindelle raises a hand. You ask loudly, "If there are players out there interested in codework for the moo, where is a good place to start? Scripting? Anything specific?" Johnny says loudly, "But it can't be rushed." You edge into the sixth row, and pick a seat and lower yourself into it. Fengshui [to You]: Code work? Shakeia gazes off into space, momentarily lost in thought. Cerberus says loudly, "Cause he's dragging me behind him, biting his ankles." Nyron says, "*speaking english* http://sindo.me/mjhgyy" Fengshui says loudly, "This mis where you start: http://sindo.me/m6ntf7" Nyron says, "LambdaMOO lets you get a programmer's bit" Ducky perks a brow, obviously interested in the answers. Fengshui says loudly, "My link is to my github and the New MOO Programming guide i've been working on" You [to Fengshui]: Coding for the moo, that is. Ducky says, "Bookmarked." Vetsa raises a hand. Fengshui says loudly, "Read it. Learn it. Get yourself a MOO running using WinMOO or in Linux, the actual lambdamoo." Ashier stands up and he asks. "More pets? Does that mean we can clone or make monstors and keep them as pets? Maybe a lab-grown T-Rex or something similiar? Or mechincal pets? Customizable pets sound fun." Fengshui says loudly, "You can email me with questions and I will try to respond." Ashier says, "*monsters" Cerberus says loudly, "No." Caffeine stares blankly at nothing at all. Fengshui [to Ashier]: No. Cerberus says loudly, ">.>" Ashier says, "Aww..." Ashier sits back down. Katla pats her fellow partner in misery onna head. Fengshui says loudly, "Pets are not really part of the game guys. This is a cyberpunk game. Keep a mixer as a pet if you want one." Vetsa stands from their seat in the third row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Hiro says loudly, "Get a pet robot..." Miranda asks, "Is there interest in either expanding upon or adding new features to the accessibility code at some point in the future?" Vetsa says, "*speaking english, in a Russian-accented, silvery voice* Is there any hope at some point we'll be able to delete old recipes from the list of a chefs island - not important at all obviously - but OCD compels me to ask." Ashier says, "That's what I asked, mech pets." Cerberus says loudly, "Or live on Blue and get some pet corpies." Jessica snort "*speaking english, in a strong Scottish accent with a light musical tone voice* I am so getting a pet mixer ..sorry crosstalk" Katla chuckles. Carrera says, "*speaking english, in a lilting almost musical Freesky accent with just a little bit of smoker's rasp to his voice* Or live in space and keep some pet executives. " Krispin raises her hand. Fengshui [to Miranda]: We add accessibility code as it comes up. Please feel free to add a post on the BGBB about possible improvements and they will be discussed! Miranda [to Fengshui]: Thank you. Fengshui [to Vetsa]: Sounds like an interesting idea. Make a post on the BGBB for it. Fengshui [to Krispin]: Go. Caffeine takes a slow sip of her Blue Mountain coffee. Fengshui [to Krispin]: Last one. Gogogoogog [-][Game-Help] cyberkitty: time up? Cerberus trashs his blue mountain coffee, rendering it unusable. Vetsa edges into the third row, and picks a seat and lowers theirself into it. Cerberus says loudly, "Take that." Caffeine sighs quietly. Fengshui says loudly, "You got five seconds." Krispin asks, "Most weapon styles have extremely lovely and flowery messages. A few weapon styles are quite lacking or share messages across many weapons. Will they be being worked on any time soon?" [-][Game-Help] anto: Should be ending in a minute.  Blinder throws his blue mountain coffee at Caffeine. Konan glances down at his digital watch. Krispin says, "When I asked a couple of years ago, it wasn't on the agenda." Caffeine reaches out and grabs a blue mountain coffee out of the air just as it nears her. Fengshui [to Krispin]: As we have time! Jinx works on that stuff a lot. Fengshui steps back up to the podium for one final time, "That's it folks. Thank you so much for attending, for your feedback, for everything. We will be posting a log of the event on the BGBB for everyone to review, and for those who missed it. If you don't see a BGBB topic for something we decided to continue discussing-- create one when you're ready and let's keep this conversation going! The next town hall will be July, 2016!" Cerberus trashs his blue mountain coffee, rendering it unusable. Hiro glares at Jinx, "And all weapons need tease messages." Krispin nods casually. Mephisto takes a slow sip of his Blue Mountain coffee. Fengshui claps his hands together and says, "This Town Hall Meeting is officially ended. The RP awards begin now! If you aren't interested in the results, you can head back in game with @town-hall. If you want to stay for this brief announcement of the winners, followed by socializing, by all means, stay!" Johnny says loudly, "Jinx could use a minion" Cerberus trashs his blue mountain coffee, rendering it unusable. Hindelle clicks her tongue, lowering her hand. Shakeia hoots and hollers! Fengshui pulls a huge parchment from the air in front of him using system magic, and begin scanning the results. Hiro [to Johnny]: Get at me. I'll do it. Blinder says, "Damn... Now I'm sad I don't have coffee. I've made a poor choice. " Katla says, "I could probably help with the descriptions on those." Caffeine starts applauding excitedly. Hindelle hoots and hollers also. Scotty claps. Amon starts applauding politely. Cayce starts applauding politely. Jessica cheers You start applauding politely. Rejind starts applauding politely. Konan stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Ashier claps. Konan vanishes from the meeting. Jagielka starts applauding politely. Luca exclaims, "*speaking english, in a silvery, and authoritive Brazilian accented voice* Whoo!" Luca stands from their seat in the third row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. June starts applauding politely. Luca starts applauding politely. Azami starts applauding politely. Fengshui says loudly, "OKAY. Due to lots of asking, we broke most of these into CORPIE and MIXER. " Liana looks around and feels the urge to applaud because everybody is. Katla applauds. Flynn starts applauding politely. Luca chuckles softly at Liana. Miranda starts applauding politely. Hiro doesses not clap. Connor pokes Hiro in the ribs repeatedly. Liana copies Hiro. Hindelle says, "Yelling." Dva looks around, "*speaking english, in a slight southern accent with a soft voice* Its finally starting?" Fengshui says loudly, "BEST POSER (MIXER) GOES TO..... man this was close.... HERMES." Carrera loudly does not slap Hiro. Azami says, "*speaking english, in a rapid, if well-enunciated voice* So stoic, Hiro-san." Hana says, "Screaming." Mephisto cheers! Shakeia sniffs faintly. Shakeia shouts loudly, "WOOOT! HERMES!" Flynn exclaims, "*speaking english, in a honeyed, baritone voice* Go Herms!" Ashier applaudes. Sydney claps for Hermes! Fengshui says loudly, "WITH A CLOSE SECOND GOING TO.... SHAKEIA." Liana cheers, "YAY!" Brenna appears out of nowhere. Luca starts applauding wildly. Caffeine applauds politely at Shakeia. Hana starts applauding politely. [-][Game-Help] Auslander_Guest: So, what is this game's "setting" so to speak? Post-Apoc Sci-fi Or in-between? Flynn pats Shakeia onna head parentally. Sydney exclaims, "Yow!" You applaud politely at Shakeia. Hindelle exclaims, "Ha!" Fengshui applauds loudly. Hiro nods his head silently in the direction of Hermes. Ashier applauds, rather. Shakeia shouts loudly, "AAAWWWH!" Brikks exclaims, "YOW!" [-][Game-Help] Staff Fengshui: Cyberpunk. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Jagielka starts applauding politely. [-][Game-Help] Staff Fengshui: help theme [-][Game-Help] JMo: Distopian [-][Game-Help] villa: read the lore page on the website Ashier applauds. Warder starts applauding politely. Liana excitedly slams Shakeia a mean high-five! Amon applauds politely at Shakeia. Katla applauds Shakeia onna head. Hindelle makes finger guns at Shakeia. [-][Game-Help] kroack: Dystopian Corporate Controlled Cyberpunk Future Fengshui exclaims loudly, "BEST POSER (CORPIE) GOES TO....... Alivia!" Ashier applauds. Caffeine applauds politely at Alivia. Amon applauds politely at Alivia. Ducky tenderly gives Shakeia a warm hug. Miranda starts applauding politely. Auri starts applauding politely. Hana starts applauding politely. I don't understand that. [try 'examine me', 'examine here' or 'examine <whatever>' for more help] Shakeia stands up and bows, then sits down, clapping for Alivia! Alivia peerses. Cayce starts applauding politely. Flynn applauds politely at Alivia. Jagielka starts applauding politely. Katla applauds. You cheer for Alivia. Luca excitedly bounces up and down. Alivia asks, "Who the hell voted for my extra-idle ass?" Ducky starts applauding politely. Mephisto whistles. You begin speaking softly. Liana claps for Alivia! Fengshui exclaims loudly, "THE RUNNER UP BEING.... Arachne!" Mephisto exclaims loudly, "*speaking english* I have no idea, Alivia!" Ashier applauds. Cayce loudly whistles a nice little tune. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Mephisto cheers! You start applauding politely. Jessica claps "She is ace." Caffeine nods casually. Kaya starts applauding politely. Hindelle grins mischievously. Ducky starts applauding politely. Katla applauds Spidey. Shakeia shouts loudly, "WOOT-WOOT!" Jagielka starts applauding politely. Alivia cheers. Carrera [to Alivia]: We all just think you're a huge poser. Caffeine chuckles softly. Factor [to Alivia]: *speaking english, in a confident and unaccented voice* Well, when you're -actually- not afk... Alivia [to Carrera]: Ohrite. I do love tl;dr. Micaella chuckles softly. Factor grins mischievously. Ashier says, "ParaRP's my favorite." Alivia [to Factor]: I've been afk for 34 hours, & counting. HUSH. Ashier nods sagely. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "BEST ACCENT... THIS WAS ANOTHER CLOSE ONE... ALSO THERE WERE NO CORPIES VOTED FOR... SORRY CORPIES... WE SHOULD REALLY WORK ON GETTING YOU SOME BETTER SLANG AND CORPSPEAK.... Azelle!" Caffeine [to Alivia]: *speaking english* Quality over quantity. Alivia cheer!s! Ducky starts applauding ecstatically. Caffeine laughs loudly. Amon applauds politely at Azelle. Alivia [to Caffeine]: Ily bby Krispin says, "There's plenty of corpspeak. Go use it." Jagielka starts applauding politely. Carrera says, "That means I won for corpies. " Hana nods casually. Flynn [to Fengshui]: Yeah, because the best accents are the mixmashers. Mephisto laughs loudly. Cayce incredulously rolls her eyes at Carrera. Liana laughs and claps for Azelle. You start applauding politely. Brenna vanishes from the meeting. Krispin leans over and discreetly smells Azelle. Ashier applauds. Warder applauds politely at Azelle. Shakeia claps her hands and hollers for Azelle. Azelle huffs, "*speaking english, in a soft yet rambunctious Afrikaans accented voice* Yas vecks ahl bezoomy." Miranda starts applauding politely. Carrera laughs loudly at Cayce. Caffeine pats Azelle onna head parentally. You laugh loudly at Azelle. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "*speaking english, in an a stereotypically asian voice* WITH A VERY CLOSE RUNNER UP BEING..... Shakeia!" Vetsa says, "I pony that." Carrera [to Cayce]: Say the word Gilded! Vetsa chuckles softly. Ashier applauds. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Carrera [to Cayce]: Doooo it! Hana starts applauding politely. Amon applauds politely at Shakeia. Ducky starts applauding ecstatically. Caffeine applauds politely at Shakeia. Hindelle laughs loudly. Jessica asks loudly, "is that that L guy?" Micaella applauds Jagielka applauds politely at Shakeia. Mephisto says loudly, "Yeah" Cayce [to Carrera]: *speaking english, in a gravelly, arresting voice* Get real, my exec! Luca starts applauding politely. Micaella says, "*speaking english, in a melodic British voice* I saw that one coming and I just arrived. " Shakeia shouts loudly, "GRALLED CHAYSE!" Ducky throws confetti at Shakeia! Carrera laughs loudly. Alivia whispers, "*something unintelligible*" to Gerik. You repeat, laughing, "My exec..." Alivia shifty-eyesses. Carrera says, "GRALLLAD CHAAAYSE" Cerberus eyes Alivia warily. Kaya starts applauding politely. You say, "GRALLLYED CHAEYESEEE." Amon eyes Alivia warily. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "NEXT UP: MOST THEMELY! IN THE MIXER CATEGORY WE HAVE A TIE!!!!!!!!" Caffeine suddenly gasps! Shakeia jabs a thumb against her chest, "I'm -almost- a winner!" Mercy eyes Alivia warily. [-][Game-Help] Auslander_Guest: Ok, next question, Why am I called an "auslander"? Rose [to Shakeia]: *speaking english, in a soft, lightly Boston-accented voice* You're almost a winner twice, which makes you 1 whole winner! Liana cues the drum rolls! Fengshui exclaims loudly, "MOST THEMELY (MIXER): SIKEN AND SHAKEIA!!" Caffeine laughs loudly. Ducky starts applauding ecstatically. Brikks [to Shakeia]: We's all winners when we's believe. [-][Game-Help] Staff Mephisto: that's a guest account Alivia cheer!!!!!s! Hindelle laughs loudly. Amon starts applauding politely. You nod casually. [-][Game-Help] Staff Fengshui: because you are a guest and not a real character Hana starts applauding politely. Ashier applauds. Caffeine tenderly gives Shakeia a warm hug. Jagielka starts applauding politely. Kaya starts applauding politely. Azami starts applauding politely. Hindelle [to Shakeia]: That's goddamn right. Flynn chores! Luca applauds politely at Shakeia. Delfina starts applauding politely. Liana cheers, "YEA!" Shakeia shouts loudly, "*speaking english, in a sino-Caribbean-accented voice* I LOVE ALMOST WINNING!" Arisruk starts applauding politely. Cayce starts applauding politely. Alivia pets Shaeia. Ducky exclaims, "Damn Shakeia!" Iris blinks her eyes frantically. Blinder [to Shakeia]: Good, you're GREAT at it apparently. Ducky laughs loudly. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "Runner up: HERMES!" [-][Game-Help] Auslander_Guest: I know, I just thought it was a form of "class" or "ethnics" Shakeia snickers sarcastically at Blinder. Amon [to Shakeia]: Mixer filth Alivia cheers, "WOO!" Shakeia kisses Amon on the lips passionately. Amon respectfully bows to Shakeia. Hana leans slightly forward and licks Amon suggestively. Jessica says loudly, "Fucking mixers." Ducky throws some shit at Amon [-][Game-Help] Staff Fengshui: nope. you need to join the game and go through chargen to get a real character name, is all. Liana laughs loudly. Connor [to Amon]: *speaking english, in a soft, heavily-accented Irish voice* Coming from the Jake. Sydney wooes at Shakeia and Amon like this is some kind of 90s sitcom. Ducky dropkicks Jessica Cerberus OOCly shouts, "Can you guys stop doing socials at each other? STDs are CODED to TRANSFER" [-][Game-Help] Staff Mephisto: it's a play on 'gaijin' being overused in cyberpunk, if anything. Foreigner. You eye your surroundings warily. Ducky laughs loudly. Vetsa rofls Iris laughs loudly. Jagielka chuckles softly. Caffeine OOCly shouts, "Y'ALL NASTY" Cerberus OOCly shouts, "I'm not going to cure you if you got the clap from licking someone in the town hall" You [to Cerberus]: HEAL MEEEE Fengshui exclaims loudly, "In the MOST THEMELY CORPIE RACE WE HAVE A STRAIGHT AWAY WINNER IN.... Amon!!" Shakeia says, "aw fuk now i got da clapz." Hana shrugs unceremoniously. Jessica says loudly, "HA" Warder says, "*speaking english, in a gravelly, masculine voice* I'm crying." OC: Ashier says, "Ahaha" ] Luca says, "Shit" Flynn pops confetti. Blinder laughs loudly. Sydney cheers! Rose says, "my fucking sides" Hana says, "Some risks are worth taking..." Brikks exclaims, "*speaking english, in a mixed Southern-Mexican voice* Woo!" Shakeia claps relentlessly for Amon, "Yeeah, booiii!" Kaya starts applauding politely. Miranda starts applauding politely. Fengshui cheers at Amon. Katla cackles madly. Hindelle grins mischievously. Ducky exclaims, "I blame GRumble! HE kieed me!" Hana starts applauding politely. Jagielka applauds politely at Amon. Vetsa can't breathe. Flynn moves close and huggles sweetly with Amon. You nod at Amon. Brenna appears out of nowhere. OC: Micaella says, "I just found out there were std on this game. Damn. " ] Luca applauds politely at Amon. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "With the runner up of HIRO!!!" Ashier applauds. Jagielka applauds politely at Hiro. Amon bows respectfully. Brenna kisses Luca on the lips passionately. You [to Ducky]: Stay far away from me. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Warder applauds politely at Hiro. Shakeia screams like a madwoman, hooting for Hiro! Ducky low key stalks Grumble to his home. Liana claps for Hiro! Micaella doesn't dare touching anyone. Ducky applauds ecstatically at Hiro. Hiro peers around the room, "If any of you touch me - you will die quickly and no one will ever find your body." Hana starts applauding politely. Luca says, "No stahp the stfs" Liana pokes Hiro. Cayce respectfully bows to Hiro. Goobai starts applauding politely. Liana waits to die. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "In the QUICKEST WIT (MIXER) Category we have ANOTHER TIE! SIKEN AND... VETSA!!!" Connor pokes Hiro in the ribs repeatedly. Ashier applauds. Vetsa laughs loudly. Ducky starts applauding ecstatically. You pull on some rubber gloves and eye all of the sickos here. Blaze says, "*speaking english, in a soft Brazilian accented voice* Siken scares me"" Luca applauds politely at Vetsa. Blinder picks Hiro up to hold him over the crowd. Ducky tugs on the ill-fitting pair of WCS overalls, muttering but happy it covers everything that should be hidden. Amon excitedly slams Hiro a mean high-five! Shakeia claps for Vetsa! [+][OOC-Chat] NEWBIE-ALERT: A new character has just entered the city. Do your part and help us keep new characters around! Ducky exclaims, "My Overalls will protect me!" Jagielka starts applauding politely. Ducky grins mischievously. Brenna vanishes from the meeting. Hindelle says, "Aww yiss." [+][OOC-Chat] aethertm breaks out a package of ~~~~~~~Colored Tildes~~~~~~~. Shakeia says, "all these mixers clapping politely" Shakeia shakes her head. [+][OOC-Chat] HoPpiNgFrogs throws C~O~N~F~E~T~T~I into the air. Ducky starts applauding ecstatically. You poke Shakeia in the ribs repeatedly. Liana applauds rudely. Shakeia casually nods at Ducky. Brikks goesses fuckin' nuts. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "And in the CORPIE QUICKEST WIT category your winner is.... VIGIL!!!!!!" Luca claps slightly less politely. Ashier says, "They're learning from us pretty well if I say so myself." Ashier applauds. Factor says, "That's why people know better than to touch me. Korova germs? Those don't wash off" Cayce jabs Carrera with an elbow, nodding at the Mixers with a sneer as she shakes her head. Sydney cheers more. Ducky assessingly nods at Shakeia. Shakeia shouts loudly, "YASSSS!" Warder applauds rudely. [+][OOC-Chat] SirQuacksAlot throws C~O~N~F~E~T~T~I into the air. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "With a runner up of.... CAYCE!!!!!" [+][OOC-Chat] SirQuacksAlot exclaims, "I hate Confetti!" [+][OOC-Chat] NEWBIE-ALERT: A new character has just entered the city. Do your part and help us keep new characters around! Cayce suddenly gasps! Amon applauds with his feet. Liana throws not colorful confetti! Rose starts applauding politely. Carrera dies from the elbow jab. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Auri starts applauding silently. Shakeia [to Cayce]: GUURRRRL! [+][OOC-Chat] HoPpiNgFrogs gasps at SirQuacksAlot. Hindelle [to Cayce]: Ha! Miranda starts applauding politely. Hana starts applauding politely. Ashier says, "Korova germs? Pfttttt, I've been inside him when he was my roomie." Sydney gets a bunch of Mixer all over the front row. Ashier applauds. [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat throws C~O~N~F~E~T~T~I into the air. Brikks points finger guns at Cayce. Ducky starts applauding exotically. Amon [to Cayce]: Great job [+][OOC-Chat] HoPpiNgFrogs swims in the confetti, "CONFETTIIII!" Carrera points real guns at Cayce Cayce turns red as she blushes furiously. Factor laughs. "Lies, Ashier." Fengshui says loudly, "In the BEST DESCRIBED MIXER CATEGORY...HOLY SHIT A THREE FUCKING WAY TIE. DAMN YOU BAKAS ARE WELL DESCRIBED...." [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat xconfetti's like a hardcore motherfucker. Caffeine laughs loudly. Krispin says, "Well, we do rock." Connor steps into the shadows, but you still notice him. Anderson [to Gerik]: *speaking english, in a confident, mid-west American accented voice* Go fetch me a coffee. Flynn [to Krispin]: Ya gloopy veck Amon whispers, ", "wor: o: ::u: st:::th"" to Connor. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "THE WINNERS ARE... HERMES... ISA..... AND..... GYPSY!!!!!" Mercy eyes Connor warily. Ashier applauds. Kaya starts applauding politely. Hana starts applauding politely. Ducky starts applauding exotically. Caffeine starts applauding politely. Azami starts applauding politely. Goobai starts applauding politely. Jagielka starts applauding politely. Alivia cheer!!s! Miranda starts applauding politely. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Dorn starts applauding politely. Ducky starts applauding exotically. Cayce starts applauding politely. Shakeia starts applauding rudely. Katla applauds all three jovially. Hindelle says, "Yelling." Luca starts applauding politely. Connor loudly whistles a nice little tune. You say, "Three way tie? Yeesh." Fengshui laughs loudly. Shakeia shouts loudly, "SCREAMING!" Flynn [to Anderson]: I'll get you a coffee if you let me call you daddy. Ducky shouts loudly, "CONGRATIMULATIONS!!" Goobai says, "*speaking english, in a level, mixer-accented voice* don't hide or i find out I'm better at stealth than you OOCly" Blinder laughs loudly at Shakeia. Johnny says loudly, "*speaking english, in a scratchy, raspy voice* Thanks all for coming to the Town Hall, I must see myself out before my 5 year old sends his pokemon after me." Johnny rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Johnny waves nonchalantly. Vetsa shouts praise but is giggling too hard to make it work. Cayce waves at Johnny nonchalantly. Mephisto says loudly, "what a big fucking surprise, gerik" Shakeia [to Johnny]: love you! Fengshui exclaims loudly, "IN THE CORPIE BEST DESCRIBED WE HAVE A STRAIGHT UP WINNER.... Alivia!!!!!!!" Johnny's body shatters into a cloud of pixels, it swirls and vanishes from here. Miranda starts applauding politely. Ashier applauds. Shakeia [to Alivia]: YASSS! Jagielka starts applauding politely. Katla waves goodbye to Johnny. "Toodles!" Alivia peers. Mephisto cheers. Hana starts applauding politely. Auri winks at Alivia playfully. Caffeine applauds politely at Alivia. Shakeia applauds rudely at Alivia. Ducky applauds exotically at Alivia. Alivia exclaims, "Who the hell voted for me!" Cayce applauds politely at Alivia. Kaya starts applauding politely. Mephisto says loudly, "Everyone apparently" Caffeine shrugs at Alivia unceremoniously. Factor grins mischievously at Ashier. Goobai says, "who didn't vote for me :/" Alivia says, "Orite" Liana applauds differently at Alivia. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "A LOT OF PEOPLE!" You wave at Johnny. Jessica says loudly, "I want to know who these people are IC..." Fengshui exclaims loudly, "RUNNER UP BEING VIGIL!!!" Hindelle says, "A lot of people, apparently." Arisruk starts applauding politely. Alivia [to Jessica]: Get out more! Blinder eats Alivia in one bite, like a dragon. Cayce exclaims, "She's got a novel!" Hindelle says, "Christ, Vigil's desc is exhausting." Mephisto says loudly, "I didn't vote for your fat ass" Mephisto chuckles. Jessica [to Alivia]: True. Shakeia says, "Vigil's desc is a BIBLE." Alivia [to Mephisto]: Good. Phlox's body goes limp as she slumps to the ground unconscious. Vetsa challenges Cayce to corpie-vs-mixer wit fight. Auri says, "*speaking english, in a lilting, Irish-accented voice* I didn't vote at all..." Ducky starts applauding exotically. Blinder says, "*speaking english* I didn't vote for ANY of your fat asses. Seriously, go work out. " Sydney says, "I try to keep mine short." Shakeia glares at Blinder. Cayce locks eyes with Vetsa, squinting pensively. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "AND IN THE MOST COOPERATIVE COMPETITION AKAKAKAKA MY FAVORITE CATEGORY........... ONE WINNER TO RULE THEM ALL... Kuzco!!!!!!" Katla says, "I didn't even know there was a vote." Caffeine starts applauding politely. Alivia says, "WOOO" Ashier applauds. Cayce starts applauding politely. Jagielka starts applauding politely. Ducky starts applauding exotically. Vetsa holds Cayce's glare eeriely. Mephisto says loudly, "woooooooo" Blinder eats Shakeia in one bite like a dragon too. Flynn shouts loudly, "GO KUZCO, MI AMORE" Shakeia shouts loudly, "KUUUZCOOO!" Hindelle says, "Yeaaaa." Dorn starts applauding politely. Hana starts applauding politely. Mephisto says loudly, "good job kuzco" Arisruk starts applauding politely. Liana starts applauding differently. Mephisto says loudly, "my colleagues like to compare cooperative competition to a double headed dildo" Fengshui says loudly, "KUZCO IS AN OOC ALIAS BTW" Cerberus OOCly shouts, "This category was left intentionally OOC alias" Dorn is a sheeple. Shakeia applauds like a damn Mixer. [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat throws off Kuzco's groove. Fengshui says loudly, "WE DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE IC INFO AWAY" Ducky starts applauding exotically. Ashier says, "I've experienced that IRL with my ex girlfriend, double-headed dildo is wonderful." Connor [to Mephisto]: It a wall mounted one? Ashier nods sagely. Fengshui says loudly, "ALSO CERBERUS AND CAFFEINE WERE THE RUNNERS UP AND GOT VOTES BUT I DISQUALIFIED THEM BECAUSE IT'S THEIR JOB" Flynn [to Ashier]: Stop. Mephisto applauds in French just to be a special snowflake. Caffeine laughs loudly. Goobai [to Ashier]: that's gross Amon [to Ashier]: TMI Krispin exclaims, "tell us the non-staff runners up!" Mephisto [to Connor]: a wall mounted double headed dildo? how high are you? Ashier cackles madly, his eyes lighting up with glee. Cerberus OOCly shouts, "I also told you people not to vote for me or my character." Factor [to Flynn]: Why? Cerberus shouts loudly, "*speaking english* JERKS." Brikks says, "Aw, but they nice." Katla says, "Aww..." [+][OOC-Chat] Mystic: You did say that on like the 3rd day of voting lol Alivia cuddles her. [+][OOC-Chat] Some Nerd peers about. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Cerberus: I didnt expect anyone to vote for me. >.> Iris says, "Would have to know who you character is not to vote that way though :p" Connor [to Mephisto]: Not high enough. Hindelle [to Cerberus]: Too late, dog. [+][OOC-Chat] ThatGuy says, "Expect the u expected" Cerberus pulls the hood of his comfy corgi onesie pajamas over his face, hiding it behind the cartoonish animal. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "OKAY SCARY TIME... MOST INTIMIDATING.... MIXER.... IS.......... HE WAS A SHOE IN FROM THE START BECASUE HE IS SO SCARY SEVEN EC----- WAIT, I'M GETTING A LAST MINUTE UPDATE.... you gotta be fucking kidding me.... SIKEN!" Caffeine laughs loudly. Hindelle [to Cerberus]: You did the thing!! Amon starts applauding politely. Blinder laughs loudly. Ashier applauds. You laugh loudly. Brikks [to Cerberus]: No not the doggo. Anything but. Mephisto exclaims loudly, "yeesss!" Jagielka starts applauding politely. Shakeia shouts loudly, "BIG OL' TANK!" Caffeine starts applauding politely. Alivia snickers. Cayce starts applauding politely. Liana cheers, "YAY!" Arisruk starts applauding politely. Miranda starts applauding politely. Hana starts applauding politely. Dorn starts applauding politely. Blinder exclaims, "RIGGED, THIS WHOLE THING IS RIGGED!" Ducky starts applauding exotically. Shakeia starts applauding rudely. Seven exclaims, "*speaking spanish, in a hispanic mixer accented voice* This is BULLSHIT!" Hindelle laughs loudly. Katla laughs loudly. [+][OOC-Chat] ThatGuy says, "I voted for you cerberus" Goobai adds him to the list. Jessica says loudly, "Well that's a lie. Honig is clearly scarier." Blinder exclaims, "SEVEN ECKS CONTROLS THE MEDIA!" Shakeia sticks her tongue out at Seven. Micaella applauds not wanting to get shot. Goobai adds them to the list. Vetsa passes out celebratory weeds. Ducky exclaims, "Bull shit. I'm the scariest fucker around!" [+][OOC-Chat] Some Nerd: Wait, what did I miss? Caffeine [to Seven]: Classic Seven Ecks temper. Ducky rawrs at everyone. Caffeine incredulously rolls her eyes. Factor grins at Ashier. "At first, was thinking 'wait... My roomie list is REAL short." Connor [to Seven]: Who the best blade around? [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat: Everything Ashier casually nods at Factor. OC: Reine asks, "How do I leave here if the discussion is over?" ] Fengshui exclaims loudly, "IN THE MOST INTIMIDATING CORPIE CATEGORY THE WINNER IS.... THE GUY WHO NO ONE WAS SUPPOSED TO VOTE FOR.... ANDERSON!" OC: Mephisto says, "@town-hall" ] OC: Shakeia says, "@town-hall" ] OC: Liana says, "@town-hall" ] OC: Reine says, "thanks" ] Cayce laughs loudly. Mephisto shouts loudly, "YES" Reine vanishes from the meeting. Mephisto says loudly, "FUCKING YES" Flynn giggles playfully. Caffeine applauds politely at Anderson. Warder exclaims, "We weren't?!" Mephisto says loudly, "TAKE THAT ANDERSON" Hindelle asks, "I mean, how could you not?" Shakeia claps for Anderson, "Scary muthafucka'!" Mephisto says loudly, "I VOTED FOR YOUR SKANKY ASS" Ashier starts applauding politely. Hana starts applauding politely. Rejind says, "*speaking english* Yeah voted Anderson 100%." Mephisto laughs in French. Brikks exclaims, "I didn't know!" Krispin says, "Obviously I need to work harder." Anderson says, "People don't know how to follow instructions. This is why they get judged." Sydney exclaims, "Obey the law!" Blinder exclaims loudly, "Anderson 2102!" Ducky starts applauding devastatedly. Hiro casually nods at Anderson. Shakeia laughs loudly at Anderson. Liana pokes Anderson to give him STDs. Ashier says, "I don't know, I'm the scariest mofo." Arisruk starts applauding politely. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "WITH A RUNNER UP BEING THE ALSO VERY SCARY HIROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Jessica says loudly, "Anderson is scary..even to employees of the hall of Justice." Caffeine suddenly gasps at Hiro! Shakeia claps for Hiro as well! Miranda starts applauding politely. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Cayce respectfully bows to Hiro. Ashier starts applauding politely. Hindelle says, "Too spooky." Blinder exclaims loudly, "Anderson/Hiro 2102!" Hindelle grins mischievously at Hiro. Azami applauds politely at Hiro. Hana starts applauding politely. Brikks says, "Very scary." Liana applauds politely at Hiro. Mephisto exclaims loudly, "Good job Hiro!" Blinder says loudly, "The ticket you -can't- vote against. " Blinder says loudly, "Or they'll kill you." Mephisto says loudly, "Or else." Cerberus OOCly shouts, "I'd like to point out that someone voted for an NPC too." Hiro bows his head silently. Caffeine laughs loudly. [+][OOC-Chat] ThatGuy asks, "For real?" Shakeia says, "i bet they voted for LARRI" Fengshui says loudly, "YES, AN NPC MIXER WAS A RUNNER UP." Katla chuckles loudly. Liana says, "Treat NPCs like PCs! :D" Cayce [to Cerberus]: Treat them like people! Sydney says, "We treat NPCs like PCs 'round here, Cerberus." [+][OOC-Chat] Some Nerd is like, seriously confused. Factor asks, "Isn't that a good thing?" Ashier casually nods at Sydney. [+][OOC-Chat] Taoimean has joined the channel. Cerberus says loudly, ":P" Brikks says, "I mean, that just means they're a really good NPC." Ducky says, "I was actually gonna vote for the fella that walks around with trousers real low." Kaya laughs loudly. Caffeine eyes Shakeia warily. Ducky says, "He scares the shit out of me." Jessica says loudly, "Who...is the..Seriously it's hard to tell sometimes if they are PC or NPC" [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat: Who was it? Cerberus? :v Shakeia waggles her brows at Caffeine. [+][OOC-Chat] Taoimean: Good on the staff, then, that someone couldn't tell the difference? :P Blinder says loudly, "Johnny didn't slave over that hot A.I. code that totally exists for nothing. " Fengshui exclaims loudly, "OKAY... OUR LAST CATEGORY... THE BEST OF THE BEST IN MOO (MIXER).... GOES TO..... SIKEN!!!!" Chukwubuikem is summoned in by Cerberus. Chukwubuikem shouts loudly, "*speaking english* JESSICAAAA?!" [+][OOC-Chat] Seurat Get's shot and mauled with MOO powers. Vetsa chuckles softly. Liana laughs loudly. [+][OOC-Chat] SirQuacksAlot exclaims, "Spotify Playlist is finally at my tunes! Get in!" Iris laughs loudly. Jagielka chuckles softly. Jessica oh god Hindelle laughs loudly. Luca laughs loudly. Shakeia eyes Chukwubuikem warily. Caffeine shouts loudly, "NO ONE LICK CHUK!" Chukwubuikem stumbles over to Seven and shakes him violently, "JESSSICAA!" Blaze laughs loudly. Jessica sighs "Really." Chukwubuikem eyes Jessica warily. Mephisto says loudly, "Go siken, go siken, it's your birthday..." You tenderly give Chukwubuikem a warm hug. Shakeia points at Jessica for Chuk to see. Delfina chuckles softly. Brikks says, "OH NO." Sydney claps for Chukwubuikem. Ducky chuckles softly. Warder leans over and discreetly smells Chukwubuikem. Chukwubuikem rests his head on Jessica's shoulder and starts crying woefully. Ducky starts applauding politely. Fengshui roflses. Cayce laughs loudly. Hana giggles playfully. Blaze chuckles softly. Ashier says, "I remember Chuk, he's the one who saved me, weirdly enough. " Ashier says, ":P" Shakeia exclaims, "IC info!!" Jessica pets Chuckwubuikem lightly looking scared and confused. Rejind [to Seven]: For the record, I voted you Best in Moo. Caffeine shouts loudly, "IC INFO" Rejind casually nods at Seven. Ashier exclaims, "Eep, sorry!" Shakeia winks at Caffeine playfully. Mephisto asks loudly, "What about corpie you tease?" Hindelle sighs quietly. Blinder asks loudly, "So Seven has been Jessica all this time?" Sydney says, "I can't believe I didn't win most intimidating." Shakeia gasps at Seven! Vetsa eyes her surroundings warily. Jessica says loudly, "You terrify me" Fengshui exclaims loudly, "RUNNERS UP FOR BEST IN MOO (MIXER) ARE... A TIE... HERMES AND SHAKEIA!!!!" Jagielka [to Sydney]: *speaking english, in a dark, gloomy voice with a samoan accent. voice* Psst You pout at Sydney. Arisruk starts applauding politely. Sydney removes her felt bowler hat and sweeps her hands through her hair, making sure everything looks good. Caffeine applauds politely at Shakeia. Ashier starts applauding politely. Shakeia says, "holy shit" Mephisto cheers! Sydney throws her hat on the ground in a huff. Cayce loudly whistles a nice little tune. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "STILL A BIG FUCKING DEAL PEOPLE!" Hana starts applauding politely. Shakeia says, "okay falling over IRL gonna cry" Hindelle [to Shakeia]: You're goddamn right! Caffeine pats Shakeia onna head parentally. Mephisto says loudly, "Goooo Shakeeeiiaaaa" Shakeia cries tears of joy. You shake Shakeia's hand. Sydney cheers for Shakeia! Hana [to Shakeia]: NUMBER TWO. NUMBER TWO. Warder leans over and discreetly smells Shakeia. Mephisto says loudly, "One of our best new players." Ducky applauds happily at Shakeia. Brikks slides over to Shakeia. "It true tho! We love youuu!" Shakeia passes out, blissful. Mephisto exclaims loudly, "And Hermes the latino lover!" Katla wolf-whistles. Fengshui says loudly, "AND IN THE FINAL CATEGORY.... PROBABLY THE HARDEST IF WE ARE BEING HONEST... BEST IN MOO (CORPIE).... THE WINNER IS.................................." Alexei pokes Shakeia in the ribs repeatedly. Caffeine [to Mephisto]: She ain't new! Just look at how nasty she is! Shakeia exclaims, "Who who who!!" Sydney [to Mephisto]: I think he prefers latinas. Blinder exclaims loudly, "Seven Ecks!" Blinder exclaims loudly, "Surprise twist!" Sydney does a jig. Fengshui exclaims loudly, "CAYCE!!!!!!!!!" Shakeia says, "WHAT" Cayce suddenly gasps! Mephisto says loudly, "Judge Muyr--" Flynn rolls up a newspaper and proceeds to thwap Blinder repeatedly. Shakeia says, "YEESSS" Warder suddenly gasps! Kaya starts applauding politely. Hindelle exclaims, "Ha!" Brikks says, "Oh dang." Mephisto says loudly, "CAAAAYCEEE" Arisruk starts applauding politely. Krispin says, "What a QT." Ashier applauds politely at Cayce. Hana starts applauding politely. Cayce turns red as she blushes furiously. Auri starts applauding politely. Liana cheers, "Yay!" Mephisto applauds. Shakeia applauds rudely at Cayce. Warder applauds politely at Cayce. Rose starts applauding politely. Alivia asks, "Who were our runner ups?" Jagielka claps. Fengshui tenderly gives Cayce a warm hug. Carrera cheers. Cayce tenderly gives Fengshui a warm hug. Hindelle hoots and hollers like a goddamned madwoman. Brikks slides over and pokes Cayce in the cheeks a bunch. "Lookit tuff girl!" Carrera is also still dead from cayce elbowing him. June stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Shakeia [to Carrera]: Need a medic here! Connor [to Alivia]: You too Mix fer that. [+][OOC-Chat] ThatGuy asks, "Are people still at town hall?" [+][OOC-Chat] Droid Trap: Yes [+][OOC-Chat] HoPpiNgFrogs: Yup. [+][OOC-Chat] Droid Trap: Ending soon tho Fengshui exclaims loudly, "AND THE RUNNER UP................ A CLOSE VOTE...... AMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Arisruk starts applauding politely. Ashier starts applauding politely. Alivia [to Connor]: Too Mix for what! Miranda starts applauding politely. Jagielka starts applauding politely. Flynn moves close and huggles sweetly with Amon. Shakeia [to Amon]: Daaamn right! Ducky starts applauding sexually. Cayce applauds politely at Amon. June gives Carrera the kiss of life. Mephisto exclaims loudly, "Woooo!" Carrera stabs shakeia, but is totally still dead....totally. Flynn [to Amon]: You go, gurl. Alivia cheers at Amon. Blaze pokes Amon in the ribs repeatedly. Brikks exclaims, "Yeah yeah yeah!" Kaya starts applauding politely. Jessica pets amon ona head Carrera [to Amon]: Woo. Hana pokes Amon in the ribs repeatedly. Connor [to Alivia]: Corpie lyfe. [+][OOC-Chat] ThatGuy says, "Okay, then the GMs will be free XD. " Hana [to Amon]: Monster. Hindelle says, "Aww yea." Liana pokes Amon and gives him STDs. Amon bows respectfully. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Cerberus: I've got work to do after this. OC: Warder says, "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KH2gc11XQU" ] Luca applauds politely at Amon. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Cerberus: This is technically work for us, too. Jessica [to Amon]: The only person I actually have interacted with who has won an award. Cayce shouts loudly, "GILDED, MY EXEC!" [+][OOC-Chat] Barrien: Probably not, they've been sitting here for 3+ hours with the rest of us. Alivia [to Connor]: Whatchu talkin' bout?! I'm a fabulous corporate person. >_> [+][OOC-Chat] ThatGuy frowns at Staff Cerberus. Flynn [to Alivia]: Yeah, suuuure. Miranda [to Alivia]: I think you do a fine job. Alivia foot-scuffs. Factor gives himself a cooties shot before Liana touches him. [+][OOC-Chat] SirQuacksAlot sends ThatGuy to the naughty corner. Alivia [to Miranda]: <3 Vetsa checks herself for STD's discreetly after being near all these lusty corpies. Shakeia pats Alivia onna head. June vanishes from the meeting. [+][OOC-Chat] ThatGuy starts to cry. Liana spam-pokes Factor. >:D. Azami stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Fengshui shouts loudly, "THAT IS ALL! I HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOYED THE EVENT. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR COMING. I LOVE YOU ALL! THIS IS ALWAYS SUCH A GREAT TIME AND SO IMPORTANT!" Azami vanishes from the meeting. Flynn vanishes from the meeting. Caffeine rises from the plush leather seat that rests on the stage. Ducky tenderly gives Fengshui a warm hug. Caffeine starts applauding excitedly. Ashier says, "Been fun." Jagielka stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Rose stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Rejind asks, "We can stick around and talk yeah?" Jessica says loudly, "Logs" Cayce starts applauding politely. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Cerberus: For everyone that didn't win. Keep trying and remember. It was a vote by your peers and not everyone sees everyones RP Ashier stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Shakeia shouts loudly, "LOVE Y'ALL, PLAYERS AND ADMINS ALIKE!" You start applauding wildly. Ashier vanishes from the meeting. Ducky exclaims, "So much fun!" Cayce stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Hana stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jessica shouts loudly, "LOGS" Shakeia stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Hindelle [to Cerberus]: Do the thing again! Alivia says, "It was pretty cool to see all the chars I never see though." Luca vanishes from the meeting. Rose vanishes from the meeting. Shakeia waves nonchalantly. Katla cheers! Caffeine shouts loudly, "GLAD YOU ALL COULD MAKE IT!" Dorn stands from their seat in the second row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Jak stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Raidne vanishes from the meeting. Warder leans over and discreetly smells Caffeine. Dorn vanishes from the meeting. Katla stands from their seat in the first row and easily moves away from it. Jak waves nonchalantly. Shakeia vanishes from the meeting. Carrera exclaims loudly, "GILDED, IT'S A THING!" [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Cerberus thinks everyone needs a little spinning seal in their life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp-52d4HxtY Jagielka looks tired and yawns sleepily. Brikks exclaims, "Yeah yeah!" Fengshui OOCly shouts, "if you were a logger, please hit the log button and email me it @ slither@sindome.org" Caffeine pats Warder onna head parentally. Hiro stands from their seat in the sixth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. Hana vanishes from the meeting. Jak vanishes from the meeting. Vetsa stands from their seat in the third row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle. [+][OOC-Chat] Staff Mefisuto: it's 0323A so I'm probably going to crash Jagielka vanishes from the meeting. Brikks stands from their seat in the fourth row, and edges their way out of it into the aisle.