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 Post subject: Chat Log from the Knighting Ceremony
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:14 pm 
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The log can also be seen on Kathryn's site (http://skyrates.jusque.net/lurker/).
Things started around http://skyrates.jusque.net/lurker/gener ... T03:04:59Z . The Oaths were administered at http://skyrates.jusque.net/lurker/gener ... T03:18:52Z and I gave a little speech beginning at http://skyrates.jusque.net/lurker/gener ... T03:35:47Z , but the first part of it wasn't recorded for some reason (nehp got it however - at http://skyrates.zosimple.net/lurker/lurk-general.html - and it appears below).
However, as I hope it'll kick off some conversation, I'll include just the speech beneath this log.

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Lord Gilbert: We are here to celebrate the Knighting and Transmogrification of Calvin
» Joe Solo 's plane lands outside and he rushes in in in a simple sport's jacket
Blake Spencer: Here here.
Troy Lesage: Cheers!
Joe Solo: "Aye!"
» Richard Cussler applauds.
Thorne: here here
» Redstorm Breckenridge applauds
Earl Sanderson: Wooooo
Siegfried: mazel tov!
» Richard Cussler turns on a clapping machine if no one else joins in.
» Archon appears, mid-applause.
» Zabrak! eyes the exits
» Tayuke nods his head in approval
Maya: Whoo
» Sinen claps.
» Thradius is watching, as always.
Marquis de Bordeaux: Is everyone wearing their best formal clothes?
» Camille Schiller throws bacon strips.
» Joe Solo sits and claps with hands and feet
» Thorne takes his pants off, "I am now."
» Naes Draw is, for a given value of formal.
» Blake Spencer has his best sandals, a tie around his head, and probably a cork hat waiting somewhere in the wings.
» Troy Lesage is dressed quite dramatically, though he looks a touch out of place. Perhaps he belongs in some play.
Thradius: This is my cleanest t-shirt.
Blake Spencer: ((Yay for more Devs.))
» Siegfried straightens his tie and tugs at his waistcoat.
Troy Lesage: ((Seconded.))
» Sinen has a jacket on, and some jeans.
» Joe Solo is semi-formal, but no "monkey suit"
» Zabrak! stole one of phil's hats and made it into a broach
Marquis de Bordeaux: I think you guys here today are winning the Dev Lotto
» Richard Cussler brushes a few strands of hair out of Herley's eyes.
Camille Schiller: Yaaaaaaaay. I suppose.
» Calvin is in a full suit of armor, just in case things get dicey.
Naes Draw: What about the people who want to be here but can't because busted comp?
» Zabrak! powers up the electromagnet in her plane, just in case
» Troy Lesage snickers at Calvin's apparel, at least he came prepared.
Maya: Oh?
» Redstorm Breckenridge offers Calvin a Jade sash
» Herley chuckles at Richard. "Stop fussing, you." A gentle reprimand.
» Richard Cussler shrugs.
Thradius: They lost the Dev Lotto.
Naes Draw: Apparently Skylight mobile doesn't work on the Touch?
» Siegfried looks around furtively, then takes a pull from his flask.
» Sinen adjusts his good hat.
» Blake Spencer left his winning tickets in his other board shorts.
Keira: In the dev lotto, the only winning move is not to play?
Thorne: in the dev lotto, you win or you die!
» Zabrak! raises her champagne flute to the rest of the losers
Camille Schiller: Welp.
Lord Gilbert: Please hang up your hats and flight sticks, and enjoy the Hors d'oeuvres
Blake Spencer: I volunteer as tribute!
Calvin: The First Hat, Sinen?
Thradius: No... not playing is most definiately a losing move.
» Siegfried offers it to whever he's standing next to. "Anyone need a nip? Lengish whiskey.."
» Earl Sanderson dusts off his top hat
Camille Schiller: *Definitely
Thradius: Ooooh, whores de vores!
Blake Spencer: More like Hors DEVours.
» Zabrak! is impressed Gil only took this long to look up the spelling
Blake Spencer: AM I RITE!?
Sinen: Huh?
» Troy Lesage stands and goes to lean over on a wall, too much hubbub, bub.
» Joe Solo laughs
» Sinen got distracted. He's got his good hat, though.
Joe Solo: I see what you did there!
» Pen is saddend how such an upstanding skyrate such as Calvin could fall so into the pits of piracy as to become a Pirate Lord
Thradius: I hope someone brought the little franks!
» Aeauna suddenly finds herself standing next to Siegfried. "Don't mind if I do."
» Blake Spencer calls 'em snags.
Thorne: ...
Tayuke: ....
Richard Cussler: ...
Troy Lesage: ....
Joe Solo: Oh, I i love the little hot dogs
Tayuke: YOU KILLED IT!!!
» Siegfried passes the flask over to Aeauna.
» Camille Schiller pffs.
» Troy Lesage smiles over in his corner.
» Joe Solo notices the silence
Redstorm Breckenridge: Pen I think its all the time working with Eltsina
» Zabrak! thumbs her detonator, slightly anxious
» Joe Solo hides in a corner
Sinen: Hmm. The First Hat sounds like a cool hat, though.
» Blake Spencer remembers that there was a Dev knighting supposed to be happening today, too. After the wedding.
Redstorm Breckenridge: She can drive you a little mad or at least piraty
Pen: Must be, Red, must be
» Archon stretches a bit (long flight) and starts walking around the outskirts of the crowd.
Calvin: Didn't you get it this round? http://skyrates.wikia.com/wiki/First_Hat
Blake Spencer: Hooray for Rudolf!
Rudolf Fahrenheit: I raced Rubrum for it.
Sinen: Nope.
Calvin: That page needs updatin'
» Zabrak! brings Archie a present, a decorously wrapped space heater for his home
Zabrak!: Since my laptop no longer performs this function for my lissome legs
Archon: Lots of things need updating.
Marquis de Bordeaux: *gasp* I thought wikis updated themselves magically
Redstorm Breckenridge: Now if Eon was here, he would... well maybe he shouldn't be here... Things will stay a little less broken
Blake Spencer: Heheheh.
» Farth Gilde lurks around the snacks, he doesn't plan on blowing this party up... probably.
Archon: Zab, I might need that; moving to the frigid north in a few months.
Zabrak!: San Francisco?
Archon: Michigan.
Aeauna: that's a silly place to live
Calvin: No, waaay up north: Mexico
Naes Draw: I have family there!
Blake Spencer: Speak for yourself.
Thradius: Now, now Archon. Let's not make this about you. This is all about me. And Calvin. But mostly me.
Thorne: I agree.. it's so cold up north right now
» Siegfried turns to Aeauna. "I'm not sure we've met before..."
Pen: Ick, cold and lake effect.
Redstorm Breckenridge: its cold in NC right now...
Henri Clay: i dont know about this skyrates android thing
» Joe Solo brings in a radio
Marquis de Bordeaux: Henri Clay!
Joe Solo: Anyone mind?
Farth Gilde: Woah, tons of Devs today.
Calvin: Le gasp!
Farth Gilde: It's like their own faction or something. :P
Joe Solo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Env5iMrBjws
Sinen: So much Dev.
Camille Schiller: We're so good at forming rainbows.
» Richard Cussler coughs.
Archon: Well, it's a big day.
» Narbot enjoys KISS - Rock n Roll all night!
» Redstorm Breckenridge gasps I don't know if I've even been on while Clay and Gilbert were both on
Naes Draw: It's almost like we have developers or something
Naes Draw: ((:3))
» Tayuke laughs...
Siegfried: so... has Calvin been knighted yet?
Farth Gilde: x3 ^
Henri Clay: hi guys!
Calvin: We're Hobbes? We need him to sell more of these nifty titles.
Thradius: Yes, it is really cold in NC.
Thradius: Hello slacker!
Zabrak!: Well somebody decided to code this in Flash, which is like Aramaic at this point
Siegfried: or are we still waiting for the official, uh, officialities
Tayuke: Yea, yea... whats the hold up?
Aeauna: Thradius: you're in NC?
» Naes Draw shushes the front row
Archon: You know this was mostly coded in the alpha version of AS3, right?
Marquis de Bordeaux: I think we're done waiting for the official officialties
Thradius: Raleigh/Cary, yes
Henri Clay: ancient flash
Aeauna: :O
Joe Solo: I've been learning programming lately. only visual basic though
Zabrak!: Archie, quit making up words
» Aeauna definitely does not put her stalking hat on
Redstorm Breckenridge: NC is where its at
Marquis de Bordeaux: Henri Clay is here, after all
» Blake Spencer parks his kangaroo out the back, by the way.
Redstorm Breckenridge: the trees and people that is
Pen: How /green/. You can't even be knighted unless we complete your pledge drive ;)
» Herley leans slightly on Ricahrd
Herley: ((Richard*))
Thradius: And for just cents a day, you can feed a new dev!
Thorne: O.o
» Richard Cussler smiles, squeezing her hand slightly.
Henri Clay: only barely
Camille Schiller: :p
» Zabrak! wants an Emerald tote bag
Lord Gilbert: Please finish your snacks and take a seat
Calvin: so.... hungry....
Tayuke: ....
» Farth Gilde is really Troy, for those who didn't know. Mostly at you, Blake.
Maya: <3
» Farth Gilde sits.
» Thorne takes a seat
» Richard Cussler sits, obviously.
» Farth Gilde will not roll over, though.
Naes Draw: We had four unique dev posts in a row, did you notice?
» Camille Schiller takes a seat.
» Zabrak! escorts Aea back to her seat, whispering that she shouldn't seem to eager on her first date
» Calvin sits (with a clang)
» Naes Draw sits on the floor.
» Redstorm Breckenridge looks to Z! then to the last Emerald tote bag , then to Z!, " ITs your if you join Green."
» Blake Spencer slumps down next to Farth with his twelth glass of port.
» Vincent Cross fidgets around Camille's neck, getting comfier.
» Joe Solo grabs a few little hot dogs, then climbs on a collum or something to watch
» Siegfried looks for just the right spot.
» Camille Schiller strokes her foxscarf.
Thradius: *column
» Farth Gilde regards the lion, smirks, and enjoys the time he's having.
» Redstorm Breckenridge leans against a wall
» Tayuke smiles..
Joe Solo: ((yes, that :P))
» Herley high-fives Thradius
» Archon finishes his circle...stands by Gilbert.
Thradius: *twelfth
» Siegfried not finding the best place to sit, walks to the back of the room and leans against a wall.
» Joe Solo eats a hot dog
» Zabrak! pries the banhammer out of Thrad's grip
Blake Spencer: ((Right, thanks Thradius. Must be the alcohol talking.))
Thradius: Let's at least spell properly for Calvin, if not for me. :P
Lord Gilbert: By the power vested in me, I shall administer the Skyrate Oath. Repeat after me:
"I shall help those who are in need."
» Redstorm Breckenridge smiles
Blake Spencer: I shall help-- Oh, sorry.
» Blake Spencer shuts up.
» Farth Gilde chuckles.
» Richard Cussler tilts an ear.
» Calvin stands
Calvin: I shall help those who are in need.
» Sinen stares.
Marquis de Bordeaux: "I shall always defend a lady."
Calvin: I shall always defend a lady.
Niniene Skiff: ...hey now.
» Zabrak! scowls
Marquis de Bordeaux: oops
haha
» Maya giggles.
» Blake Spencer nudges Farth in the ribs.
Farth Gilde: ((That one's critical.))
Tayuke: ....
» Joe Solo shushes
Camille Schiller: I shall always devour ba--wait.
» Farth Gilde flicks an ear at Blake.
Farth Gilde: Not now.
» Thradius whispers to Henri, "Unless she started it..."
Herley: Aaand critfail on the althop check.
Lord Gilbert: "I shall not engage in reckless piracy, but only attack those who attack me first."
Calvin: I shall not engage in reckless piracy, but only attack those who attack me first.
Henri Clay: heh.
Pen: So he only ever has to defend one lady provided he keeps at it?
Sinen: Hi, Dusty
Aeauna: Ladies 'round here don't need much defending
» Vincent Cross wavies at Dusty, from his place around Camille's shoulders.
Zabrak!: Maybe some attacking
Thorne: indeed
» Redstorm Breckenridge nods in agreement, and continues to smile as he walks closer to the crowd
» Camille Schiller wavies at Dusty.
» Niniene Skiff waves back, watches.
» Siegfried wonders if he can get away with smoking in here.
Lord Gilbert: "When questioned as to when a bug will be fixed, I will respond 'eventually.' "
Thradius: "A Lady" is the name of our secret Dev Base.
Calvin: When questioned as to when a bug will be fixed, I will respond 'eventually.'
Maya: lol
Pen: heh
Camille Schiller: Ahpfff.
» Richard Cussler blinks.
Blake Spencer: Seems legit.
Zabrak!: Oh, that would explain why you're never there, Thrad
Tayuke: ... sound bout right ...
Aeauna: so uh, about that inf...
» Earl Sanderson smiles
» Joe Solo muffles a laugh
Thradius: Yes, I'm always visiting a lady.
Farth Gilde: It's only natural.
» Naes Draw passes around ginger rum shots
Zabrak!: For a legion of coders? What a fortress of solitude it must be
Pen: It's that shack on the edge of Echo isn't it?
Zabrak!: With the crescent moon cut out the door?
» Archon readies his bottle of aged mead.
Lord Gilbert: "I shall rename people and change their titles when it's funny, but I will always change them back."
Zabrak!: Eventually
Calvin: I shall rename people and change their titles when it's funny, but I will always change them back.
Archon: 'eventually'
» Redstorm Breckenridge remembers to when he was "Teddy Bear"
Tayuke: ...what?
Maya: xD
» Richard Cussler snickers as he remembers when Firefox was changed to Chrome.
Blake Spencer: Pepperidge Farm remembers.
» Farth Gilde glaces at the other patrons. Was this anyone's idea of 'formal'?
Pen: Teddy Bear lasted a pretty long time there
Siegfried: narbot, mimic teddy bear.
Narbot: [Teddy Ferret] lurker please make me a sammich
Farth Gilde: ((I love you Blake. <3))
Naes Draw: ((It's SR, Farth. This is black tie for these folks.))
Farth Gilde: ((Farth is Troy, I knows. :3))
Thorne: ((bunch of savages in these skies))
Marquis de Bordeaux: ahh, the Firefox to Chrome was fun
Blake Spencer: ((<3))
Aeauna: that time all of red had ! added to their names
» Sinen stretches.
Pen: We are all pirates of the skys, this is "formal"
Zabrak!: Yes I was "Zabrak!!"
Aeauna: :D
Joe Solo: ((i've got a sports voat and a tricorn is a corner cut off, that'll be my formal wear for the rest of time))
Lord Gilbert: "I shall use my powers for good, not evil."
Farth Gilde: Pft. Right.
Calvin: I shall use my powers for good, not evil.
Joe Solo: ((coat, that is))
Maya: "But sometimes for fun."
Zabrak!: Eventually
» Farth Gilde snickers.
Marquis de Bordeaux: "eventually"
Blake Spencer: Somewhere an evil villian is already plotting.
Zabrak!: "I can hold my breath for ten minutes!"
Siegfried: "I will lighten up about the whole "cursing" thing."
» Earl Sanderson gets out his plotting table
Blake Spencer: ((*villain))
Thorne: hehehe
Thorne: nice wun
Blake Spencer: Guybrush rules, btw.
» Redstorm Breckenridge laughs a bit, whils attempting to listen to Lord Gilbert
Lord Gilbert: With my flight stick, I now dub thee "Sir Calvin November"
Rudolf Fahrenheit: "You may now kiss the game."
Naes Draw: ((/me doesn't make the joke.))
» Zabrak! blows up Cal's plane
Archon: Cheers!
» Joe Solo Whistles loudly
» Pen applauds.
» Richard Cussler claps.
Redstorm Breckenridge: Cheers!\
Thradius: Wooo!
» Blake Spencer spills alcohol and whoops.
» Siegfried lights a string of firecrackers.
Aeauna: yay!
Thorne: Congratulations
Blake Spencer: 'MURICA!
» Archon offers a glass of mead to Calvin and raises his.
» Farth Gilde claps calmly.
Tayuke: Woo
» Earl Sanderson cheers
Joe Solo: Three cheers for Calvin!
Joe Solo: Hip hip!
Farth Gilde: Hip hip!
» Vincent Cross barks, as only a fox can bark. It's... probably more of a horrifying yowl.
Niniene Skiff: h'm. Meade.
» Naes Draw takes a shot. "To Cal! That guy! Who does stuff!"
Aeauna: fiesta powers for everyone!
Farth Gilde: Hurray!
Joe Solo: hip hip!
Siegfried: let's have a toast!
Farth Gilde: Hurray!
Joe Solo: hip hip!
Farth Gilde: Hurray!
» Redstorm Breckenridge leeps at the good, the awesome, the Fair, The CALVIN
» Blake Spencer makes toast.
Blake Spencer: In a toster.
Marquis de Bordeaux: hooray!
Blake Spencer: *toaster.
Earl Sanderson: Nip nip hooray
Farth Gilde: Oh! Jam please!
Zabrak!: fiesta is not a valid slash function!
Archon: I bottled this back in the first age, when there were only 12 known skylands...been waiting for a good time to uncork it.
» Camille Schiller blinks at the barking. That was sudden. Cheers anyway.
Calvin: I've given much thought as to what my first official action as a Dev should be. Clearly, this is the most appropriate:
derp!
Thorne: nothing, indeed :)
Blake Spencer: We're all banned. Later, losers.
Farth Gilde: Calvin!!!!!!!!!
Sinen: \o/
Farth Gilde: xD
» Joe Solo cheers again!
Farth Gilde: \o/
» Redstorm Breckenridge tosses calvin one last Jade hand Cookie before he is forever lost to the JH cookies
Sinen: GREY CALVIN!!!
Blake Spencer: Well done, Calvin.
Zabrak!: FIESTA BLAST US CAL!
Blake Spencer: Nice new shade.
Farth Gilde: FLEE IN TERROR!!!!
Blake Spencer: Which is actually a colour.
» Richard Cussler snickers calmly.
Joe Solo: Congradulations!
» Blake Spencer puts a 't' in there.
Siegfried: is this anything like when the Hulk became Grey Hulk?
» Farth Gilde bows down before the new mini-god.
Tayuke: Quick, Quick, lets round up all the devs now before the disappear for another 3 years...
Farth Gilde: "We are worms!"
» Naes Draw gets the rope
» Blake Spencer assumes Croc-Hunter pose.
» Joe Solo barricades the door
Pen: Calvin needs more green there. Can we lock his text to always be green by default ;)
Redstorm Breckenridge: lol
Henri Clay: haha
Redstorm Breckenridge: I agree
Farth Gilde: That would be cool.
Naes Draw: Make the 'i' in Dev green
Naes Draw: ...
Naes Draw: Ok
Naes Draw: That was good
Pen: It already is green...
Blake Spencer: All in good time, kids. Let the man work. xD
Thorne: it still shows Cal next to a green flag for me..
Thradius: If he talks long enough, eventually green will appear SOMEWHERE.
Thorne: :)
Calvin: FIESTA!
» Blake Spencer is stunned.
Farth Gilde: Fiesta?
» Zabrak! pops the champagne
Aeauna: yay fiesta!
Farth Gilde: Aww, Dev only Fiesta.
» Richard Cussler is stunned for 3 turns.
» Blake Spencer is hit in the face with a cork.
» Blake Spencer is corked, you might say.
» Siegfried would like some of that toast.
Marquis de Bordeaux: FIESTA!!!
Pen: Now fireworks! ;)
Zabrak!: Release the rainbow unicorns!
Archon: Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Redstorm Breckenridge: wow
Maya: ol
Maya: lol *
Thorne: Archon that's my job :)
Farth Gilde: ol ol ol
Richard Cussler: they have been released...
Talon Karrde: grats, Calvin
» Earl Sanderson rubs his eyes
Redstorm Breckenridge: you got a lil excited there didn't ya
Thradius: OH GOD IT BURNS
Maya: xD
» Aeauna coughs, indicates the inf page
Naes Draw: Aea, give 'em a few.
Archon: Sorry, that's the mead talking.
Marquis de Bordeaux: random colors!
random colors!
random colors!
random colors!
random colors!
random colors!
random colors!
random colors!
Richard Cussler: oh god
Maya: o.O
Blake Spencer: GREY WALL!
Siegfried: "Eventually", Aea
» Farth Gilde elbows Blake.
Tayuke: ...
» Blake Spencer screencaps.
Richard Cussler: a grey wall
Farth Gilde: "How's the toast?"
Richard Cussler: no wai
» Naes Draw 's just gonna save the whole thing
Camille Schiller: It tastes like bread.
Sinen: What.
Blake Spencer: Ironic that the grey wall has more colors than any other wall before it.
Blake Spencer: So. Much. Irony.
Maya: lol
Tayuke: Maybe we should let them back into the wild..
Joe Solo: me thinks this calls for music!
Joe Solo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os5TXyJlEMc
» Narbot enjoys Alestorm - You Are a Pirate!
Blake Spencer: :D
Farth Gilde: *dances*
Redstorm Breckenridge: <(^-^<)^(^-^)^(>^-^)>
» Blake Spencer jigs.
» Farth Gilde tapdances in a kilt.
Blake Spencer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjyL2Wooh9Q
» Narbot enjoys Jigglypuff's Song
» Joe Solo hops down and jigs
Blake Spencer: Whoops.
» Naes Draw dances. It's horrifying
» Thorne has a snowcone so he doesn't start to lag
Farth Gilde: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Maya: xD
» Camille Schiller dances. It's very cheesy.
» Naes Draw | Natalie Forrester: Sure! He's helped me before with the mess that was Nat's forum account, after all! Tell him that I imagine
he'll make a GREAT dev!

» Zabrak! presents Cal with her billet-doux, and taps her toe with her typical grace and patience
» Blake Spencer does an Australian Spin-A-Roonie. It's bascially just moonwalking.
Thorne: So Calvin is still my mentor... should I find a new one given he's a dev or it's fine for the rest of this round?
» Richard Cussler might spin Herley around once. He might.
Thradius: SPEECH SPEECH SPEECH
Siegfried: seen Calvin
Archon: ((Seriously, this was a pretty important decision for us. Apart from Phil, Calvin is the only official Dev
who wasn't part of the actual dev team, and Phil was in grad school with us for 2 years.))
Joe Solo: SPEECH SPEECH SPEECH!
Farth Gilde: SPEECH SPEECH SPEECH!
Camille Schiller: APPLAUSE APPLAUSE APPLAUSE
Redstorm Breckenridge: So with Calvin a dev now, does that make me the only green online...
Archon: ((We're extremely thankful for the time and effort that he's put into the game, and we felt that this was an appropriate thanks.))
Zabrak!: Since there are no mentorship benefits, it hardly matters, Thorne
» Naes Draw claps.
Maya: Grey text devs
Talon Karrde: yayyyyyy
Farth Gilde: Thank you Calvin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
» Tabris Schiller waves at Restorm.
Joe Solo: Thank ye mate!
Richard Cussler: ohi Talon
Talon Karrde: also, does this mean that there's a new position for mod open (RP mod, maybe? :P)?
Thorne: Pretty much like the rest of skyrates, then.. right! :)
» Tabris Schiller goes back to being blueperson.
» Calvin steps forward to the small podium, pulls out his notes and waits for the crowd to quiet.
Catherine Robbano: Shhh, Troy. Calm down.
Farth Gilde: Sssshh.
Blake Spencer: Well said, Archon.
» Farth Gilde sits.
» Richard Cussler goes quiet.
Vincent Cross: Ohey, Troy.
» Catherine Robbano finds a seat.
» Vincent Cross points at RP.
» Calvin , realizing that's not going to happen...
Farth Gilde: ((Later, if you have the time.))
Calvin: As many of you know, the Skyrates Community is quite important to me and, now that we find ourselves at 'endgame',
Roleplay is especially important to the Skyrates Community. Therefore, I'd like to address two areas: Community Moderation and Roleplay (specifically, the Hidden War).

Redstorm Breckenridge: well Gratz Calvin I'm off to roam in the shadow
» Joe Solo climbs up his column again
Siegfried: whoa this is starting to get interesting
Calvin: As requested by you, the players, I intend to work to see additional Community Moderators appointed. I've already contacted
some players regarding their hypothetical willingness, should the opportunity arise someday, to serve in this capacity (and some of you need to be better about checking your
Private Messages on the Forum).

I will initiate a conversation with the rest of the Devs regarding the potential candidates' qualifications and request feedback from the Skyrates Community on those candidates.
An excellent discussion on the challenges faced by someone filling this role is linked at http://skyrates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9991.
While those challenges are unlikely to change and are not germane to our business here today, I hope that they will make the best judgment call they can based on the issue,
the reporter, context and history.

» Narbot reads Radio Moderation
Siegfried: bad narbot.
» Narbot cries.
Calvin: And, yes, sometimes they will get it wrong; I certainly have. Please be patient with them.
On Roleplay:
One of the largest gaps in the Skyrates Roleplay story is the Hidden War. Borrowing a term from cannon operation (and because I have a special fondness for puns),
I will be recommending an RP Canoneer' be appointed.

The mandate of this role is to provide leadership to the current RP Guides and to make decisions that, historically, have stalled awaiting Dev approval.
This primary intent of this position will be to bring a close to the Hidden War from a RP perspective (as Lord Gilbert posted on the Forum, We reserve the right to retcon things if necessary.).

Blake Spencer: Woah, that's awesome.
Calvin: Resolution storylines for each of the factions are already being discussed by the RP Guides and it is my understanding
that a rough outline is forthcoming from that group.

If you have input, please contact one of the RP Guides (aka Roleplay Leaders' in some spots on the Forum). I believe the list at http://skyrates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=85674#p85674
is accurate, although some of those players aren't around much these days. Additional RP Guides may need to be selected.

I began playing Skyrates in late 2006, and I love this game. Not because the gameplay is so phenomenal (no offense), but because of the Community that it has attracted.
As a Dev, I hope to be able (and available) to fix simple bugs and, where possible, tweak things to run just a little better.
As a member of this Community, I hope to see Skyrates thrive. I expect to work alongside you all to welcome newcomers, interest old timers and try to keep the game
accessible and fun for players of all ages.

Thank you and fly right, Skyrates.
Thradius: Gameplay is not phenomenal? That's it, demote him!
» Thorne claps
» Blake Spencer blows a party whistle.
Farth Gilde: Encore!
» Naes Draw stands and salutes ":3
"

Blake Spencer: Well said, Calvin. Here here! Pip pip and all that.
» Earl Sanderson throws his hat in the air
Siegfried: roast!
» Blake Spencer salutes.
Siegfried: roast him.
Pen: Demote him! Heritic!
Joe Solo: huzzah!
» Calvin folds his notes back to his chest pocket and returns to his seat.
» Marquis de Bordeaux claps
Camille Schiller: Burn the witch?
» Farth Gilde giggles, you people are too much.
Camille Schiller: Heretic, by the way.
» Zabrak! wonders how Cal got pockets into his armor
Pen: Heretic even!
Thradius: Chest pocket?!? BURN THE WITCH!
Catherine Robbano: He turned me into a newt.
Joe Solo: Look at him, he surely weighs more than a duck!
Farth Gilde: XD
Joe Solo: how can he be a witch?
Earl Sanderson: Which wich is which?
Calvin: magnets

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From there it just dissolved into wonderful silliness, many quotes from a Monty Python film and me dumping a load of Unobtainium off at Alpha 11.
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 Post subject: Re: Chat Log from the Knighting Ceremony
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Here's the speech I gave earlier.
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As many of you know, the Skyrates Community is quite important to me and, now that we find ourselves at ‘endgame’, Roleplay is especially important to the Skyrates Community. Therefore, I’d like to address two areas: Community Moderation and Roleplay (specifically, the Hidden War).

As requested by you, the players, I intend to work to see additional Community Moderators appointed. I’ve already contacted some players regarding their hypothetical willingness, should the opportunity arise someday, to serve in this capacity (and some of you need to be better about checking your Private Messages on the Forum).

I will initiate a conversation with the rest of the Devs regarding the potential candidates’ qualifications and request feedback from the Skyrates Community on those candidates.

An excellent discussion on the challenges faced by someone filling this role is linked at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9991. While those challenges are unlikely to change and are not germane to our business here today, I hope that they will make the best judgment call they can based on the issue, the reporter, context and history.

And, yes, sometimes they will get it wrong; I certainly have. Please be patient with them.

On Roleplay:

One of the largest gaps in the Skyrates Roleplay story is the Hidden War. Borrowing a term from cannon operation (and because I have a special fondness for puns), I will be recommending an ‘RP Canoneer’ be appointed.

The mandate of this role is to provide leadership to the current RP Guides and to make decisions that, historically, have stalled awaiting Dev approval. This primary intent of this position will be to bring a close to the Hidden War from a RP perspective (as Lord Gilbert posted on the Forum, “We reserve the right to retcon things if necessary.”).

Resolution storylines for each of the factions are already being discussed by the RP Guides and it is my understanding that a rough outline is forthcoming from that group.

If you have input, please contact one of the RP Guides (aka ‘Roleplay Leaders’ in some spots on the Forum). I believe the list at viewtopic.php?p=85674#p85674 is accurate, although some of those players aren’t around much these days. Additional RP Guides may need to be selected.

I began playing Skyrates in late 2006, and I love this game. Not because the gameplay is so phenomenal (no offense), but because of the Community that it has attracted.

As a Dev, I hope to be able (and available) to fix simple bugs and, where possible, tweak things to run just a little better.

As a member of this Community, I hope to see Skyrates thrive. I expect to work alongside you all to welcome newcomers, interest old timers and try to keep the game accessible and fun for players of all ages.

Thank you and fly right, Skyrates.


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 Post subject: Re: Chat Log from the Knighting Ceremony
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:17 am 
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:thumbs:

Well done again. Also, is that prettychat I spy? If so, /where/ is it these days? I went looking.

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 Post subject: Re: Chat Log from the Knighting Ceremony
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Naes Draw wrote:
Also, is that prettychat I spy? If so, /where/ is it these days? I went looking.
http://skyrates.zosimple.net/tools/prettychat.pl
I found it linked from Nehp's site at http://skyrates.zosimple.net/.


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 Post subject: Re: Chat Log from the Knighting Ceremony
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Congratulations, Sir Calvin!

Now that you're a dev, how long before you disappear? :remywicked:


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Blue Vast wrote:
Now that you're a dev, how long before you disappear? :remywicked:
I already can understand the temptation.
The needs are tremendous and the, um, workers are few.


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Calvin wrote:
Blue Vast wrote:
Now that you're a dev, how long before you disappear? :remywicked:
I already can understand the temptation.
The needs are tremendous and the, um, workers are few.


The eternal pull of the undying lands calls developers into the west.


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 Post subject: Re: Chat Log from the Knighting Ceremony
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well, congrats on the promotion good sir. you're certainly the man for the job.

calvin wrote:
The needs are tremendous and the, um, workers are few.

shh, you're ruining my image of you as a multitasking octopus-type creature with self-replication abilities and a superhero cape and a belt filled with reference-hyperlinks. :green:

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Borevich wrote:
well, congrats on the promotion good sir. you're certainly the man for the job.

calvin wrote:
The needs are tremendous and the, um, workers are few.

shh, you're ruining my image of you as a multitasking octopus-type creature with self-replication abilities and a superhero cape and a belt filled with reference-hyperlinks. :green:



Win!

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