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Posted by seb_long_uk at Dec 7, 2007 7:04:33 PM
Requests for Blog post content
*pokes Cleaver*

Any requests for future Blog content? Personally I'd love to see the Captain give us a little speech; Gawd knows it's been a long time.
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Posted by Nordenx at Dec 7, 2007 8:42:02 PM
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More in-depth game dev status reports on projects (code & art). ;)

More party pics would be nice but then again they just make me jealous. tongue
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Posted by Shikyo at Dec 8, 2007 12:44:21 AM
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I know I petitioned a while ago for more cat photos from a certain OM, though at this point I'd settle for bunnies.

Now I think about it, wrong blog, but SOMEONE needs to post D. If you read this, you know who you are. Go do so. I'm horrible with commenting but I read things.
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Posted by anchovygirl at Dec 8, 2007 4:55:56 AM
Re: Requests for Blog post content
 
*pokes Cleaver*

Any requests for future Blog content? Personally I'd love to see the Captain give us a little speech; Gawd knows it's been a long time.
With a bottle of Jack Daniels in his hand? And I also would like to see Cleaver post.
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Posted by Benzene265 at Dec 8, 2007 1:39:47 PM
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It's their blog, they should be able to write about whatever they please.

Now that I got reason out of the way, I think you should be able to pay your way into the blog, but probably with PoE, doubs, or ingame items rather than paper clips. >.> Much like the Azure Memorial, people would be encouraged to sink massive amounts of ingame personalty and moneys for their very own blog entry. The fact that the forums, YPPedia, and free web hosting exist will in no way influence whether people pony up or not. Really, people wear gold to show off, for Cleaver's sake. Clearly, common sense won't stop a blog PoEsink. >.>

Ground rules, such as "no obvious advertising.", and "splchk pls" are optional. Although I have no desire to read an endless string of shop and blockade ads for other oceans, "no ads" would mean no ads for the Rhodin Revolution, either. Hopefully, there aren't many guidelines at all, and entries are chosen based on 1. Amount of booty forked and 2. Readability. Of course, based on that first qualification, I'll never have a well-tanned ad in the blog, anyway. I can just post it here for free. But, I'm sure there's someone out there with PoE to burn.
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Posted by AhoyLindsay at Dec 8, 2007 1:49:03 PM
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Even if someone isn't advertising a shop or blockade, they can still be advertising themselves. I think it would be great if the devs wanted to invite a player to write a blog-but there is no way I would ever support being able to pay to write a blog entry.
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Posted by Hypnos at Dec 10, 2007 2:05:45 PM
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Har, I'll pass the good word along.

The captain keeps himself mighty busy all year 'round, but I know he does his best to hop on when he has time. We had an inn party the other day on Sage and I hear tell of a Cleaver doll passed 'round the tourney board.

D'you suppose the Cleaver doll's knife is tiny and sharp, or made of felt?
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Posted by Cleaver at Dec 10, 2007 2:43:44 PM
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I am a bad blogger. I will try to be better in 2008.

Posted by Pianoman1125 at Dec 10, 2007 2:45:47 PM
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I am a bad blogger. I will try to be better in 2008.

T'is all we ask.

(Oh, and maybe some updated pics of baby Nemo would be nice. Soooo cyoote!)

~The Maestro
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Posted by seb_long_uk at Dec 10, 2007 3:06:32 PM
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I am a bad blogger. I will try to be better in 2008.


You promised an update to TheFloggingWillContinue whilst we were chatting on you-know-where, and that never came either!

No more Whiskey for you! *swipes Cleavers supply until he writes a blog entry*
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Posted by Jirges at Dec 12, 2007 3:52:46 PM
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Can I suggest the blogging about the reasoning in certain releases? Cause some of us are just left scratching our head, pondering, gossiping, and that never leads to anything good long term in terms of trust and respect. (gossip I mean)

thank!
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Posted by Hypnos at Dec 12, 2007 6:25:00 PM
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Which issues are you referring to? I'll take a wild guess and say removing the memming ability from swabby ship transport?
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Posted by Shikyo at Dec 12, 2007 7:25:32 PM
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Which issues are you referring to? I'll take a wild guess and say removing the memming ability from swabby ship transport?


No. It's naming Brynhild Skullsplitter...uh...Brynhild Skullsplitter instead of the far superior Erika Thunderpants. Why did you change it??
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Posted by Jirges at Dec 13, 2007 1:14:54 PM
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Hypnos wrote: 
Which issues are you referring to? I'll take a wild guess and say removing the memming ability from swabby ship transport?


How'd you guess? lol
I mean, I think I understand it, like you want going to sea = risk of engagement, but when you don't post it somewhere, it leaves it open to interpetation, and false assumptions. Theres some now who are like "OMs r ebil cus dey dont lik solo plyrz" which most know isnt the case, and a little information somewhere would put those fears to rest really quickly. Especially when THAT change was made the day before the release, and we only had a day to talk about it in the ice forums, where as other stuff had more discussion oppurtunities.

Although, 3 white enamel for the frosty pine is also....funny. Granted I've never flocked a tree, but wouldnt like 15 units of white paint do the trick? It would probably be less weight on the branches.

I know you guys like us discovering mysterys, and some things should be left to the imagination, but when you talk to us, it helps build better bonds.

Edit: And i SO wanted to beat a Thunderpants instead of a Skullsplitter....
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Ladysheena says, "you're the sour apple kind"

Posted by Hypnos at Dec 14, 2007 5:51:59 PM
Re: Requests for Blog post content
's an exploit. It's duty navigation standing protection. I understand that people were happy to pay money to puzzle in peace, but I do not believe the resulting inability to get an ultimate in a puzzle without being willing to pony up money and nav for leagues upon leagues without interruption or porting is fair.
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Cnuofesd of Viridian wrote: 
I regually snort porridge oats up my nose too.


Posted by B_licker at Dec 14, 2007 8:48:49 PM
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But the new release does absolutely nothing about that exploit. It's still possible to puzzle on a swabbie transport ship without interruption, getting high puzzle scores in the process. The only thing the new release disables is memorization, which has nothing to do with stat protection.

Posted by Shikyo at Dec 14, 2007 9:03:23 PM
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But the new release does absolutely nothing about that exploit. It's still possible to puzzle on a swabbie transport ship without interruption, getting high puzzle scores in the process. The only thing the new release disables is memorization, which has nothing to do with stat protection.


Well, to be fair, it does something. People seem to be more upset at the inability to pay for memming than they are at getting ults, so less people might puzzle because they don't want to puzzle without the league points. Or...something. I don't know, my logic trains tend to ride along straight and direct and rather blunt rails.
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Posted by Pauling at Dec 16, 2007 6:34:26 PM
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I have to admit, I do enjoy the posts about office life (secret room!!!) and the development process- it's interesting to see what goes into a release.

I'm also entertained about the details underlying OOO's other games as well- I admit I've taken to thinking of the Y!PP blog as more of an overall company effort. But I get the sense that there's a lot of nifty ringers we don't see much of, working behind the scenes on non-Y!PP projects.

(Plus, Sheriff Mike's blog? Last updated in February- I was kind of surprised there wasn't at least a "one year since official release" birthday post for Bang Howdy.)
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Posted by Fjandr at Dec 17, 2007 6:18:31 PM
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's an exploit. It's duty navigation standing protection. I understand that people were happy to pay money to puzzle in peace, but I do not believe the resulting inability to get an ultimate in a puzzle without being willing to pony up money and nav for leagues upon leagues without interruption or porting is fair.


I seriously don't understand the correlation between removing memming and removing the ability to dnav uninterrupted for long periods. You can still dnav, or sail, or bilge, or carp, or gun, without interruption, for as long as you can get a swabbie route charted. Or were standing changes (at least positive ones) removed from swabbie mode without being listed in the game changes?

I can see standing protection in blockades/flotillas/Atlantis being detrimental to real duty standing lists, but removing memming seems to have no bearing on standing protection in swabbie mode for ANY ship puzzle (unless I'm missing something pretty major).

I'm not really up for arguing pro or con about the changes, since I've ground out plenty of memmed points over many hours prior to the swabbie mode changes and can do so again, but the rationale escapes me completely.
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Posted by Hypnos at Dec 19, 2007 4:38:17 PM
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But the new release does absolutely nothing about that exploit. It's still possible to puzzle on a swabbie transport ship without interruption, getting high puzzle scores in the process. The only thing the new release disables is memorization, which has nothing to do with stat protection.


Ah, you're quite correct. I've checked and here we go:

The intent of ship swabbie transport is you turning your vessel over to swabbies, not hiring extra crew. This should discourage things that you would do with a crew such as sailing, pillaging, memorizing, but not disallow you to puzzle if you want to help the ship along.

I think memming is supposed to be an added bonus to doing the duty puzzle while you are pillaging or running voyages. It is not supposed to be a goal in and of itself. Granted, people can run solo voyages on sloops to memorize routes, but that's their business.

It's not a perfect solution, and I do know that there are plenty of folks on both sides of the issue. We'll see how it plays out.
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Posted by Fjandr at Dec 19, 2007 9:19:24 PM
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Thanks for the clarification. :)
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Posted by seb_long_uk at Dec 20, 2007 2:57:20 AM
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"A doodle in the life of *insert Ringer here*"

I love seeing the doodles and artwork of your very talented arrrtists, (which is why I have all your SketchBlogs bookmarked! Mwahah! ), but we rarely see the doodles of our beloved OMs!

I know that Hypnos' desk must be covered in doodles of little pink slippers, and Ceph must go through Lime highlighters like Rhodin goes through Fake Tan and Hair Dye...

Do any of the Ringers have other secret talents?
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Posted by Benzene265 at Dec 23, 2007 4:38:05 PM
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I know that Hypnos' desk must be covered in doodles of little pink slippers, and Ceph must go through Lime highlighters like Rhodin goes through Fake Tan and Hair Dye...


It's all natural. >.>It says so on the bottle...
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Posted by Peanutswench at Dec 24, 2007 11:21:32 PM
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No. It's naming Brynhild Skullsplitter...uh...Brynhild Skullsplitter instead of the far superior Erika Thunderpants. Why did you change it??


I have to admit that the news of this change left me saddened and disillusioned. Until the name is reverted to the rightful Thunderpants, I will fast in protest.....

Ooo Holiday candy... Never mind!
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Posted by t0rqt at Dec 28, 2007 10:26:17 AM
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3 things i'd love to see:

  • a rotating weekly blog post from among all the oOo staff
  • a "ship's log" post, when those staff who play the game, play it
  • developers thoughts on gaming, in general


oh, and of course, hypnos continuing as the blog-uberlord...
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Posted by cateline at Dec 29, 2007 11:16:54 AM
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Oceanus greeter chats, "Interesting. OM chat is full of questions."


Request for blog content: "Top Ten (or more) Favoritest Questions Received while on OM Duty"
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Posted by Hermes at Jan 2, 2008 12:31:39 AM
Spy's sapping my blog post!
 
Do any of the Ringers have other secret talents?


I am deadly with a bone saw.

Posted by Apollo at Jan 6, 2008 12:53:08 PM
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Do any of the Ringers have other secret talents?
I have several, and intend to keep them that way. *winks*
You know about the beer bottle genius already, though, so that doesn't count as secret.

Posted by seb_long_uk at Jan 7, 2008 1:09:53 AM
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Do any of the Ringers have other secret talents?
I have several, and intend to keep them that way. *winks*

Spoil sport! ;P
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Posted by Cephalopod at Jan 7, 2008 9:46:59 AM
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Do any of the Ringers have other secret talents?
I have several, and intend to keep them that way. *winks*

Spoil sport! ;P

Believe me; I've seen at least some of them, and you're better off not knowing.

Some things simply cannot be unseen.

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