Friday, June 30, 2006

It's The End Of The World...

Sorry to interrupt Theme Week, folks, but last night was a kind of big night.

Just in case you've been living under a very large rock (or staying in a hotel with no internet access), I'll give you a little hint.


That's right. Our lovely little world of Vana'diel just turned 1000 years old.

Given the magnitude of this event, we considered a variety of events to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Here are some of the ideas that other GMs suggested:


Idea 1: Free items for every player

We considered handing out special Millenium items to every player, but then realized that half of you would have gone retarded and started quoting Yu-Gi-Oh.

We could not let that happen.


Idea 2: Special announcement


This idea didn't really get off the ground. This was due mostly to the fact that no one reads the messages we put up anyway.

Seriously. The only time people pay any attention to the messages we put up is when one of the guys in programming makes a typo.

And then we hear about it a hundred times over.


Idea 3: Have GMs appear in all major cities


And interrupt my crafting?

OH HELL NO!


Idea 4: Special event NMs


Yeah, that would be loads of fun. Maybe another Blitz Buffalo to knock your ass back to year 1.

Hey! Maybe we could give away more useless sashes! YAY!

Uhh... no.


And here are the ideas I suggested:


[GM]Dave's Idea 1: The Fake Blackout


Log into all of our main characters, scream "OH SHIT! THE SERVERS ARE CRASHING!", and then start flipping switches on the servers.

Wake up next morning and read news story about 25,000 gamers dying of heart attacks.

Laugh uncontrollably.


[GM]Dave's Idea 2: The Real Blackout.


See above, but replace "start flipping switches" with "urinate".


[GM]Dave's Idea 3: Hunting Season


Declare year 1000 the official "Year of the Gil Seller Hunt". Make all known gil sellers characters fully attackable.

Also make them drop fireworks.

Everybody loves fireworks.


[GM]Dave's Idea 4: Reset the AH


Totally wipe the Auction House clean. All items, all item histories, everything.

Just gone.

Wake up next morning and read news story about 250,000 gamers dying of heart attacks.

Laugh uncontrollably.


[GM]Dave's Idea 5: Light Lakshmi on Fire


Just light the Lakshmi server on fire. Possibly roast marshmallows.

Oh come on. It's not like there's anyone on Lakshmi anyway.

Hell, I think we've been using it as a dedicated Halo server.


[GM]Dave's Idea 6: "Special" Fireworks


Two words: Flaming Moogles.

Think about it.


In the end, though, we decided to celebrate in a way befitting our years of customer service and our dedication to you, the player.

We got damned drunk.

Hell. I got Drunk +1.

It was awesome.

Everytime someone made a GM call, we responded in Spanish. If they spoke Spanish, we said "No habla Espanol" and started speaking Chinese.

If they spoke chinese, we yelled "AUUGGGHHH!!! GILSELLER!!!" and just banned them.

When that got old, we started telling people that our GM service got outsourced to Blizzard and tried to explain how to get an Epic mount.

Man, it was a crazy night.

I think we actually did light Lakshmi on fire.

No one really noticed.

Well... one guy called us and said he got booted from Bloodgulch.

37 Comments:

At 8:10 AM, Blogger AJ said...

Hehe that's quality. I did not realise that it was year 1000 O_O

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger sngirl said...

Drunk +1 That's great stuff. :D

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger WHM of Death said...

"Flaming Moogles" this has a nice ring to it!!

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Tom said...

I realised it was the year 1000 \o/

but it was at 6:24am... im not adicted enough to wake up that early

Make all known gil sellers characters fully attackable.

Also make them drop fireworks.

Everybody loves fireworks.


hehe, genius ^^

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Tanta said...

"[GM]Dave's Idea 5: Light Lakshmi on Fire

Just light the Lakshmi server on fire. Possibly roast marshmallows.

Oh come on. It's not like there's anyone on Lakshmi anyway.

Hell, I think we've been using it as a dedicated Halo server."

Ironic enough, I am actually on the Lakshmi server. heh. You should have said Hades or some kind of beta server or somethin. It was still funny. But Of course just fyi, we are just like every other server. :P

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Isaac1200 said...

Hahaha... What you actually did was priceless, almost as good as Flaming Moogles... Really, I almost fell out of my chair laughing.

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger paduse said...

Damn your drinking habits... it would have been like Christmas morning taking out gil sellers for fireworks.

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger Darkmage said...

I love the blog dave but.... please don't light my server on fire?

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger DeaconBlue said...

ROFL

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Lyndiskyria said...

One word: Fireworks!

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger Erika said...

Help! I'm on fire!!! BURNING!!!

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Thistle said...

Drunk +1
Flaming Moogles



Hmmm, related? Flaming Moogles sounds like a great drink!

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Knyte said...

"[GM]Dave's Idea 5: Light Lakshmi on Fire

Just light the Lakshmi server on fire. Possibly roast marshmallows.

Oh come on. It's not like there's anyone on Lakshmi anyway.

Hell, I think we've been using it as a dedicated Halo server.

I think we actually did light Lakshmi on fire.

No one really noticed.

Well... one guy called us and said he got booted from Bloodgulch."

people still play halo pc? or halo for that matter? aside from the fuel rod gun and fun mods (thinks back to turning the assault rifle rounds into scorpion tanks shells....fun times), halo pc's net code sucked. so much lag.

and why play halo when there is halo 2...though i do miss the good ole' assault rifle. nothing like unloading 60 rounds into a group of grunts and hearing them squeal like a gilseller....

/goes off rambling about halo while riding in a jeep with a gatling gun attached to the back seat

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger Idalia said...

lol. bilingual?

AAUUGGHHH!! GILSELLER!

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Razmo said...

Flaming moogles as in homosexual? You said think about it...lol anyway...i didn't know my server doubled as a halo server, maybe thats where the lag comes from eh? lol good read and one of the best to date!

-Raz

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger sngirl said...

Razmo said...
Flaming moogles as in homosexual?


Gotta love that moogle on moogle action... not. Almost as bad as taru on taru. ;)

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Texgnome1 said...

Aww, come on. Why didn't you go with [GM]Dave's Idea #3: Hunting Season? And make them imperial level kills! I know it's all about the new, but this would have been even better than Susan riding a dragon naked while killing gil sellers and fighting the Starship Enterprise.

Okay, well it wouldn't but it would have been awesome. Good one Dave.

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Stocky said...

Yo hablo Espanol?

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Kirip-san said...

All of your ideas would've been great. I'm not sure about the lighting Lakshmi on fire idea, though.

~nyo

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Squirt said...

Reeree says if you make gilsellers attackable, they should drop fireworks AND gil.

I hope I get the kind that go whee whee whee and spin around in the air a lot and then go pop!

Squirt>> Dui bu qi...
Squirt>> Nin gui xing?
Squirt>> Ni hui jiang yingyu ma?
>>FACESTAB!<<

Yay! I got 5 papillions and 7,238,814 gil!

I love fireworks!

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Havok said...

Damn the one night i decide not to play and there was some actual life on lakshmi figures i miss all the fun

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger Amyalfrodo said...

/em is still healing in the burn unit at Lakshmi Community Hospital

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Lucifer said...

"Log into all of our main characters, scream "OH SHIT! THE SERVERS ARE CRASHING!", and then start flipping switches on the servers."

Lol, priceless. You should have done that...

 
At 1:23 AM, Blogger Deria said...

hm I liked your third idea. I know a few local rmts on my server who I wouldn't mind getting a chance to "legally" mpk.

Nice post. I miss Susan though.

 
At 5:01 AM, Blogger Sakurafire said...

Nobody noticed? I did! I toasted the new year with a fine cup of Imperial Coffee while sitting in my hometown of Bastok. I also cheered and shouted, but alas... No one cared? I guess thats how it is. Ya'll should have made it an event, which would have been great! At least then I would have had fireworks with my coffee.

 
At 5:56 AM, Blogger Hawklord2112 said...

public gilseller hunts?

oh pwease can this be the next seasonal event?
re-jig those useless Lotus Katanas that i *know* everyone still has to include "Enhances RMTard Killer Effect".

or the Chaosbringer rubber 2hs, i have both.

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger Citizen Bleys said...

See above, but replace "start flipping switches" with "urinate".

Bloody near made me "urinate" laughing with that. {Bastard Sword}

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger Soul said...

next event a last man standing between all the RMT's give them all the ban stick and let them kill each other last man standing gets to stay on FF.....for an extra hour

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Tsuki said...

I agree with the 3rd Idea. :p

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger Crimmy said...

Damn, wish I was on for the Lakshmi fire.. Mmm roasted marshmallows..

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Dalos said...

I hate you....."burn lakshmi"? Dude of all the servers, you pick lakshmi...i think somebody needs to slap you with a "flaming moogle"(which i thought was a good idea) anyways....LONG LIVE LAKSHMI AND PHOENIX EMBER

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Dalos said...

I hate you....."burn lakshmi"? Dude of all the servers, you pick lakshmi...i think somebody needs to slap you with a "flaming moogle"(which i thought was a good idea) anyways....LONG LIVE LAKSHMI AND PHOENIX EMBER

 
At 2:29 AM, Blogger notkesirahonest said...

That one didn't make me laugh ; ; I need my laughs!

 
At 12:42 AM, Blogger Aeriel said...

"Declare year 1000 the official "Year of the Gil Seller Hunt". Make all known gil sellers characters fully attackable.

Also make them drop fireworks.

Everybody loves fireworks."

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! OH god that would make my year :) No i think that would be the best thing to happen to the game since they issue'd electronic gags for emo DRK's..... oh wait they didn't... PLEASE PLEASE :)

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger Czetank™ said...

I go with make all known gil sellers fully attackable. they should do that!
it would be the best event ever!
but make them drop GSS (gilsellerseals): that way we can do some GSNMs and fight them again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Chasse said...

GILseler seal lmfao Now thers an idea lol

 
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