Tuesday, April 04, 2006

...Paved with Good Intentions

Today, I decided that I was not going to let this job get me down. I'm going to be nice.

Even if it kills me.

So, I log in.

63 GM calls pending across 5 servers.

Yay! 63 new friends to meet. And I get to visit 5 servers.

Looking on the bright side is starting to get difficult, but I cue up the first call description.

GM Call Description: A casino ripped me off.

Bright side... bright side...

Uhh... maybe I can bust a crooked casino. Yeah, that sounds... plausible.

So, I head over to Fairy server and send the player a tell.

[GM]Dave>> Hail, Adventurer! Pleasant days.
Player>> Hail, Game Master. How does the day find you?
[GM]Dave>> Uhh... good.
[GM]Dave>> How about we cut the roleplay?
Player>> Oh, cool.
[GM]Dave>> So, what's up?
Player>> This guy stole all of my gil.
[GM]Dave>> Damn.
[GM]Dave>> How'd he steal your gil?
Player>> I traded it to him.

See, this is where the casino thing breaks down for me. Trade all of your gil to a complete stranger for the chance of winning.

A complete stranger with absolute anonymity provided by an online game.

Yeah... there's a good plan.

But, alas, I am looking on the bright side today. It's getting dimmer, but I'm looking.

I'm looking hard.

[GM]Dave>> O... kay. You traded him all of your gil.
Player>> Yeah. And then he just logged out.


But I'm being helpful today, so I must think of something nice and respectful to say.

[GM]Dave>> Shocker.


Player>> What?!
[GM]Dave>> I mean... it's shocking how some people can behave.
[GM]Dave>> What was this player's name?
Player>> Takurgilz
[GM]Dave>> ...
[GM]Dave>> Seriously?
Player>> Yeah. Why?
[GM]Dave>> Tell you what: I'm going to help you out.
Player>> You'll get my gil back?
[GM]Dave>> No. But you do get a shiny new ban.
Player>> Banned?! Why?
[GM]Dave>> Well, you'll never get ripped off again.
[GM]Dave>> Anything else I can help you with today?

All in all, I think it was a positive end for both of us.

I get through a call with shooting myself and there's one less idiot on our servers.

It's starting to get easier to look on the bright side.


At 8:52 AM, Blogger Thistle said...

Howdy, Your journal is quite amusing! Any chance you can set up a rss feed for it? That way folks on other blogging sites can get it to show up on their friends list and such. Thanks!

At 8:59 AM, Blogger [GM]Dave said...


Is that like a sword or something?

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Thistle said...

Dude, it's not JUST a sword, it's like a sword +45! A totally hacked sword, but shhh! Don't tell any GMs I said that.

For more info, see here:


At 8:17 PM, Blogger Sutaru said...

Ahaha. I love the name. >.>

At 2:34 PM, Blogger kidkj2000 said...

I love this. This is great stuff. I sent you some Paypal gil in appreciation! I just setup a VP wit a new password for his PC. I wote it down on a card. "Your PC logon is: $Password1"

He just called after I had read this and couldn't login. He asked me if the first letter was a dollar sign. Then he said the next is password. So, I said " Yes, but the first letter is capitalized as in English." He said okay, and then hung up. I wish that I could have warped his azz to meet Tiamat or Jormungand.

Keep up the good work!!


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