My First GM CallDuring 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...
GM Call Description: MPK attempt in Valkurm. Please Help.
Putting in "Please Help" will let them know that this is serious, 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>> And what area was this?
Dave>> Valkurm Dunes.
Dave>> I said that in my call.
[GM]Tarkon>> Did you Blacklist them?
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>> 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.