Friday, July 28, 2006

My First GM Call

During my "lovely" stay in Valkurm Dunes, I had the opportunity to make my first GM call.

Now, I wasn't making a call about a n00b player in the Dunes.

Seriously, if I had made a call for every one of those, I'd still be there.

No, no. I was making a call about two higher level players being total pricks.

Two idiot Black Mages were casting Bind on a leech near the entrance to Selbina. That meant that any player trying to get to the town would get their ass kicked.

Don't you just love people?

I mean, what in the hell would cause two relatively high level Black Mages to do this?

Other than being dropped as a child that is.

The Dunes are bad enough. You really don't need to make it worse.

That would be like sending a space heater to hell.

So, I pull up the GM Call menu.

Those bastards were going to pay.

GM Call Description: Two Black Mages in Valkurm Dunes are trying to MPK other players ne...

Dammit. Too long.

GM Call Description: Two Black Mages using leech to intentionally MPK players in Valkur...

DAMMIT!

GM Call Description: MPK attempt in Valkurm. Please Help.

Putting in "Please Help" will let them know that this is serious, right?

Right?

Anyway, GM Calls are only for emergency so I shouldn't have to wait too long.

GM Call Placed.
There are 174 calls ahead of yours.

Son of a bitch.

So, about three hours later, a GM finally gets around to responding.

[GM]Tarkon>> Good day, Adventurer.
[GM]Tarkon>> What seems to be the problem?
Dave>> Two Black Mages are trying to MPK people.
[GM]Tarkon>> Uh huh.
[GM]Tarkon>> When did this happen?
Dave>> I'd guess about three hours ago.
Dave>> When I placed the GM call.
[GM]Tarkon>> Okay.
[GM]Tarkon>> And what area was this?
Dave>> Valkurm Dunes.
Dave>> I said that in my call.
[GM]Tarkon>> Did you Blacklist them?
Dave>> What?
Dave>> Why would I Blacklist someone trying to MPK me?
[GM]Tarkon>> Uh huh.
[GM]Tarkon>> We'll look into it.
Dave>> What does that mean?
[GM]Tarkon>> We'll check the logs and investigate.
Dave>> You're not going to do anything are you?
[GM]Tarkon>> Is there anything else I can help you with?
Dave>> Yeah.
Dave>> Ban those guys.
[GM]Tarkon>> We can't do that.
Dave>> Yes, you can.
Dave>> It's your job.
[GM]Tarkon>> We need to do a report and investigation first.
Dave>> That's bullshit.
Dave>> Just open their account and hit the delete key.
Dave>> Pretend you sneezed or something.
[GM]Tarkon>> Thank you for your call.
Dave>> Thank you for doing as little as possible.
Dave>> If I was a GM, I'd do everything to help players.
Dave>> And I'd treat them with more respect.

Looking back on it, I just have to laugh.

I would have fed myself to a dragon by that point.

When I became a GM, I went and found [GM]Tarkon and we had a nice laugh about it.

Then I went and found the two Black Mages and burned their accounts to the ground.

Actually... I logged into their accounts, threw away all of their gear, and then banned them when they made a GM call.

Made me feel much better.

21 Comments:

At 7:47 PM, Blogger S.T. said...

Heh, the irony is so sweet. It just goes to show you what idiots do to presumably good people in even small doses.

Great post as always.

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Lankist said...

"Dave>> If I was a GM, I'd do everything to help players.
Dave>> And I'd treat them with more respect."

Yet again, brilliant.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger nano said...

A defining moment in the career of [GM]Dave. Good to know you have a long memory to match your short fuse. I am liking these stories, but where oh where are the dragons? Hurry up and do mission 2-3!

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger ClamS said...

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At 8:23 PM, Blogger Secmer said...

"Two idiot Black Mages were casting Bind on a leech near the entrance to Selbina."

Er... my first time posting here, but I do not happen to recall that leeches in Valkrum aggroed. Maybe a goblin or Giant Bat would be better in place of leech. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger Dantaro said...

To the post above: Yeah, I don't think they do normally, but once someone pisses them off wont they attack any target once the Blm zoned? I can't really remember since I never had it attempted on me until after the anti MPK patch (hehe, the idiots)

And to Dave, good stuff. Very good stuff

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger DeaconBlue said...

gold

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Chronofantasy said...

It's kind of funny, but I've been playing the game for about a year now and never made one GM call... At least the MPKing is fixed up so it's almost impossible to MPK others.

Unless you spawn a NM or something like Agas in the Boyahda tree near an exp pty, and let yourself die or blow yourself up on Nin.

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger Lishje said...

"
Actually... I logged into their accounts, threw away all of their gear, and then banned them when they made a GM call."


That's great... I've always wanted to do that..

Damnit I wanna be a GM now! :D

 
At 12:56 AM, Blogger ProstetnicVogonJeltz said...

Actually it seems that new forms of MPK have arisen in the eastern kingdom, thanks to the mobs who "remember" the spells cast on them and cast them back on players, even if they had depopped and repopped in the meanwhile.

 
At 1:11 AM, Blogger Hawklord2112 said...

Revenge is a dish best served with a side order of Deluxe package ^^

 
At 2:52 AM, Blogger Jhes said...

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At 2:56 AM, Blogger Jhes said...

"Two idiot Black Mages were casting Bind on a leech near the entrance to Selbina."

Er... my first time posting here, but I do not happen to recall that leeches in Valkrum aggroed. Maybe a goblin or Giant Bat would be better in place of leech. Otherwise, keep up the good work.


Long ago, when you cast Bind on a mob, that mob would attack anyone passing by, even if they were still clamed by another player, so its quite possible for the leeches to be smacking newbie players trying to zone into Selbina, this use to be a tactic of most GS .. if an nm they were camping got claimed by another player, they would grab another mob and Bind it close enough to the other person so that it attacked them. This was fixed in the MPK patch about a year back and now when you Bind an enemy, it will ignore all people running by it.

 
At 3:44 AM, Blogger Pyrolol said...

I'm still trying to persuade a HNMLS to claim Vrtra, pull it up to the top and try to MPK everyone who is at the Spook camp with it xD.


And yeah^^ not enough dragons^^.

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger creature124 said...

Revenge is sweet.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Idalia said...

"Dave>> Just open their account and hit the delete key.
Dave>> Pretend you sneezed or something."


i got a good chuckle at that line.

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Kerensky said...

isnt' mpk'ing a banable offence?

:P

ok we know we can't train or bind kill anymore but I do still know a few ways it is posible to mpk..(that I have not used but have died having them used on me.)

1: in quifum you can agro bones with diaga and dia and other small spells with your high lv job and drag them by the tower where partys camp when a party cast a high enough spell it will draw agro from all your bones and it will wipe the player aka their tank. (was lving whm when I saw this first used..)

2: in any area with mobs that are spred out you can train a bunch to a area where there is a blm using a ga spell and kill the blm with agro as well as the whole party.(was lving blm .. enough said)

I didn't know there was a "call gm" comand tell I was lv 60 and have never used it.

The point being if I have a problem it is a game and I should be able to solve it on my own.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger jimmy said...

you can also have bombs blow up and hit someone. happened to me when i pulled a mob that was in front of a bst. bst got pissed and tried to MPK us, but failed.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Nightwing said...

Ive been reading since pretty much the beginning, but I just started a blogger account for my WoW blog, and so I decided to comment here. I find your life as a GM to be absolutely excellent. Keep up the good work!

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Nightwing said...

"Dave>> If I was a GM, I'd do everything to help players.
Dave>> And I'd treat them with more respect."

Arent we all glad you grew up a bit since then?

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Trigger said...

[GM]Tarkon>> We can't do that.
Dave>> Yes, you can.
Dave>> It's your job.

o.o;; I seem to remember a post you made raging about people saying that to you.

tee hee.

 

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