The Mind Of OverlordTomala

>Operation: Epic Fail!

With the opening of MORE, the DRC will be in absentia. While some independent restoration groups (Third Path and SubRest come to mind) have historically operated out of the way of the DRC, the current situation could present an opportunity for an usurping of control. OOC, storytellers working on this theme could team up with a Writer or two to produce some small new D’ni areas. New areas would be released as under the “control” of a new (and more antagonistic) restoration company that has decided to move in while the DRC are away. This group could limit access to the new areas to some explorer groups as a political maneuver (OOC, planned with these groups’ involvement, so no explorer is really being prevented from visiting and playing).

Now see, I was considering selling all OOC people into slavery. But I actually like this idea. In all seriousness, we could call it Operation Epic Fail, if the idea works, then we can call the DRC failures while the community helps Cyan succeed. If MORE itself fails. Then, this time around it would be an epic fail. This could go both ways!

Ha ha ha! Both ways!

>Friday Night Open Thread

Have I told you lately that I love me?

I remember a time when I could talk to myself and have the best conversations. I always knew what to say to impress myself. Maybe someday I’ll setup a debate. I’m what you call a formidable opponent. A Master debater if you will.

That reminds me. I wonder when my fanclub T Shirts will come out. The limited edition ones that have my real face on them are currently available in the meter room. As my face is too amazing to post everywhere. Looking directly at it may blind you. Sadly they are not available to people who aren’t in the meter room. But I am working on public iron outs you can download for free. One with a picture of me in Uru pointing at you with the words “I’ll be modding you” under it. Maybe a “I kissed Tomala’s ass and all I got was this lousy T Shirt” as the official GOGU shirt. But that’s a work in progress.

>Our IC explanation.

People are wondering, this time around what is our IC explanation for being in D’ni. In this thread:

Here is where I stand on it as noted in that thread:

Not sure if explaining everything with IC is a good idea. Doesn’t it reduce the quality of the game?

What game? You think this is a game???

I found out why my ages keep resetting. It’s because after I declare bankruptcy due to lack of m’ni to pay to the guilds, they wipe me clean and make me start from scratch. sad.gif


Naturally my genius was ignored by the masses for reasons I’ve yet to comprehend. However, another genius came in and offered us a piece of wisdom.

I say forget about stupid Yeesha and all that Bahro hocus pocus. Let’s go back to the original goal of the game – back during MUDPIE.

To explore and learn about the D’ni civilization.

Now like my fellow community members I’m all for forgetting the past that lead us to where we are today. We’ve constantly put the history behind us and look at how successful everything is!

Whoever said those who can’t learn from history are bound to repeat it are full of it.

>Open Thread

Every post you make
And every thread I take
Every thread you make, it’s the one I’ll take,
I’ll be modding you

Every single day
I take what you say
Every age you play, every word you say
I’ll be modding you

I’ll make you see
this all belongs to me
Will your post go or stay
when comes judgment day?
Every rant you make
Every rule you break
Every hack you make, every fact you state
I’ll be modding you

This post’s gone, Threads are lost without a trace
I scream in fright, when I visit another place
I read around,it’s your thread I can’t erase
I wait for MORE, not yet another disgrace
I keep saying maybe, maybe we’ll see,
I’ll make you see
this all belongs to me
Will your thread go or stay
when comes judgment day?
Every rant you make
Every rule you break
Every hack you make, every fact you state
I’ll be modding you
Every post you make, every thread I take
I’ll be modding you
I’ll be modding you


>I am Uru. Why wasn’t I invited?

Community, as some of you know from reading The GOGu blog, there is a council being formed to approve and disapprove of ages. But since MORE isn’t here yet they have no choice but to approve and disapprove of offline game ages. Now, while I think it’s a noble cause to tell people what should and shouldn’t be on their PC, lets face it… It’s about as easy as having the FCC censor real life.

BAD wrote:

Did I miss a meeting when everyone decide three is no longer an odd number? Honestly I would like to hear a scenario where the panel will be so swamped with age ideas, that it is necessary to have nine people working on them.

He did apparently… As did I.

Andy wrote:

It was Chogon (Mark’s) idea, and both Tony and Rand loved it. Chogon then asked for a private place to talk to both the GM’s of the GoMa and the Councilors of the GoW over at the GoW forum. We began talking on 13 May, 2008. You were suppose to have access to that forum (who’s link I just PM’ed you).

Paradox wrote:

The forum was only visible to people mentioned specifically by Chogon, and to the GoW and GoMa councils.

Now, I can understand the slackers not being invited, they’d ruin Uru by default as we all assume, they didn’t ruin the first Live, Until Uru, or MORE, but someday they might and we have to take caution! But why didn’t I get in??? I believe in Uru. I believe it has stuff in it! And I believe that it’s not butter. So tell me community… Why wasn’t I worthy?

>Expect MORE vault wipes!

Here’s another way people have managed to get lazy.

ZOMG a vault wipe I iz scareded!!!!!!!

Why do people get so worked up over vault wipes? This is just a small example, but over the years some people seem to shudder and groan when the words “vault wipe” get thrown around. They claim to love the game yet groan at playing it over and over again. Hell I was thinking if Cyan ever hit a dry spot again they could just go “vault wipe!” and have everyone start fresh again. “Gee Randy we won’t be having any new content for at least 3 days. Lets do a vault wipe so we can keep them busy!!!!” Laughing

>MORE elitism?

Now I’m sure whenever some of you see a thread about ResEng’s for MO:RE, words like “powergrab” and “elitism” come to mind. I’m going to do my best to prove to you that it’s all in your heads.

Some people are saying Cyan should be in charge or no one at all, some are suggesting volunteers, and some are saying no volunteers but rather unpaid employees. But the best suggestion has to be this one:

I wouldn’t have a problem with community moderators in the game. It works fine here on the forums and obviously if you really think you have an issue with an in-game moderator, you file a ticket on it just like you would in WoW.

And there you go! I can’t think of a MORE perfect team. Let the MOUL mods handle MORE the way they handle the forum. I dare anyone to complain about it. Seriously, I want to see how long it will last.

And this is a good definition of this “elitism” floating around.

From what I can tell around here “eliteism” = “whichever group I’m not a part of that gets to do stuff”.

Exactly. And since I’m the leader of the guild of guilds, I have nothing to worry about. All your guild things are belong to us. And since I aspire to be just like the MOUL forum team, I can’t wait to see people like my hero whitch2 doing what she does best on the forum, only in MORE.

>Thou Shalt Not Complain About Cyan’s Technology

You know, the more people go around complaining about how much something that Cyan has doesn’t work, the more people will leave. Imperfections always cause harm to companies and people’s lives. Which is why we have to prove to the community that they are the perfect company!

Your thoughts? On the condition that you agree with me of course.

>Dunny in all it’s glory.

There is a reason why Uru keeps getting shut down! AND there is a reason why there are no toilets in D’ni!

Why make toilets for a game that constantly gets thrown and taken out of one? D’ni sounds like dunny which in Australia means toilet, right?

Case closed. Cyan isn’t really failing. They are just giving us a D’ni/Dunny experience that we’ll never forget. You can’t forget that toilets constantly get filled with shit and well…