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Title: I am awesome.
Post by: WindupAtheist on September 01, 2008, 11:33:25 PM
UO has these things called communication crystals.  Way back in the old days, they were what the game had instead of tells.  One broadcasting crystal is linked to any number of receivers, and they're used to transmit text.  But everyone just used instant messages, and forgot the crystals existed.

Well, when placed inside a pack animal, the text appears over the animal itself, and the crystal can't be tampered with by anyone else.  So I set up a system of crystals allowing up to four of us to broadcast to a series of "talking pack horses" stationed in Britain, Haven, and Luna.  And christened it WNOOB, Noob Radio.

Me and one guy are sitting in Haven in the tavern near the bank, broadcasting with a few people, while a field reporter runs around interviewing people taking part in a guild war.  I gave away a free artifact to the first guy to reach Haven bank with a tame mongbat named WNOOB.

It's... a lot of fun, actually.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: stu on September 01, 2008, 11:43:44 PM
How come your name turned brown? Or is that gold?


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: WindupAtheist on September 01, 2008, 11:49:29 PM
It's gold.  It's because I'm one of the more awesome people you'll meet.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: stu on September 01, 2008, 11:54:12 PM
Oh, that's cool. WNUB would be a better title for your broadcasting station. It's snappier.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: WindupAtheist on September 02, 2008, 12:04:46 AM
Hm, yeah.

EDIT:  So yeah, two Trammel guilds decided they hated each other enough to declare a guild war with the first to 100 kills winning, and they've been fighting all over the game all night.  Our guy has been doing interviews and keeping score from the field while we chat about the expansion.  Good times.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: FatuousTwat on September 02, 2008, 12:14:10 AM
That's not gold, it is CLEARLY burnt-orange-sienna. COME ON GUYS!


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Rasix on September 02, 2008, 12:21:39 AM
You know where this is headed.. right?


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: WindupAtheist on September 02, 2008, 12:26:39 AM
I figured this was slightly more novel than the usual Gutboyesque "so they nerfed frazzletrops by 2%, the game is on to a brighter future" while people throw cabbage, so I put it in MMOG.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Reg on September 02, 2008, 01:28:59 AM
That's great. Didn't communications crystals used to have limited charges though?


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Surlyboi on September 02, 2008, 03:17:10 AM
In before Den.

And that's not gold, it's piss.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Bungee on September 02, 2008, 03:27:55 AM
My big ginger pussy threw up that exact colour just the other day.

That's what it is.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Roentgen on September 02, 2008, 05:16:31 AM
UO has these things called communication crystals.  Way back in the old days, they were what the game had instead of tells.  One broadcasting crystal is linked to any number of receivers, and they're used to transmit text.  But everyone just used instant messages, and forgot the crystals existed.

Well, when placed inside a pack animal, the text appears over the animal itself, and the crystal can't be tampered with by anyone else.  So I set up a system of crystals allowing up to four of us to broadcast to a series of "talking pack horses" stationed in Britain, Haven, and Luna.  And christened it WNOOB, Noob Radio.

Me and one guy are sitting in Haven in the tavern near the bank, broadcasting with a few people, while a field reporter runs around interviewing people taking part in a guild war.  I gave away a free artifact to the first guy to reach Haven bank with a tame mongbat named WNOOB.

It's... a lot of fun, actually.

I was expecting an entertaining story about how you griefed newbs!  THAT is awesome.  What arty did you give away?


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: photek on September 02, 2008, 05:49:02 AM
It's gold.  It's because I'm one of the more awesome people you'll meet.

They are fucking with you WUA. That is piss-colored text you got there.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Yoru on September 02, 2008, 06:06:31 AM
It reminds me of other bodily functions. If your piss is that color, you need to drink more water, stat.  :ye_gods:


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Falconeer on September 02, 2008, 06:32:08 AM
while we chat about the expansion

Expansion?


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: schild on September 02, 2008, 07:35:21 AM
Oh hay. UO Roleplaying. Off to the UO forum with this.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: WindupAtheist on September 02, 2008, 08:23:53 AM
If anything coming out of your body is this color, you need to see a doctor.  I already told Signe to see the gyno.


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: Cheddar on September 02, 2008, 12:50:12 PM
So, like, they do not require charges anymore?   :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: I am awesome.
Post by: WindupAtheist on September 02, 2008, 02:50:16 PM
The broadcast crystals we were using had 2000 charges each, and everyone had their own, so it wasn't an issue.  It's a little annoying setting them up, since it takes 16 individual crystals to prep 3 speaker-packies for 4 broadcasters, but nothing terribly complicated.