Monday, September 18, 2006

Beastmasters Are People, Too

Okay, I know that a party is a great thing. You're all together, fighting monsters for the good of society.

I'm all for that.

And I know it can get a little frustrating when a certain spot is overcamped and your party is slowing down. The exp slows down and maybe you won't hit that level before you have to log out.

That sucks.

But that doesn't mean the parties next to you are doing anything wrong, does it?

No, you're all just after the same goal. Given the limited number of monsters to fight at times, you have to expect this.

Most players do.

Most players don't make GM calls when an area is a little too crowded.

But if it's a Beastmaster that's making it hard for you to pull, suddenly it's a capital offense.

Guys, Beastmasters have to kill things, too. Yeah, I know they have to take an extra mob as a pet most times, but that's just the way it is.

That does not mean they don't have a right to be somewhere.

That does not mean they are cheating.

That does not mean it's okay to MPK them and their whole family.

At least once a week, I get a call from some psychopath that not only KILLED a Beastmaster, but then makes a GM call to report THE BEASTMASTER for cheating.

And then they think I'm going to be on their side.

Words fail me.

I was at work this morning, minding my own business and having a conversation with my good friend Jack, when I heard that sharp, annoying harbinger of stupidity...

*DING*

Yay. A GM call...

You know how I love those.

GM Call Description: Beastmaster cheating. Help.

Quick and to the point. Nice.

Wouldn't want any details getting in the way of the retardation.

Still, I feel it is my duty to make sure that this customer feels appreciated by the GM staff.

And should he get eaten by a dragon...

[GM]Dave>> Hail, Adventurer.
[GM]Dave>> I understand someone is cheating.
Player>> Yeah, there was a BST here.
Player>> He kept stealing our exp mobs.
[GM]Dave>> How exactly does a BST steal your mobs?
Player>> He kept taking them for pets.
Player>> And then he'd kill the rest.
[GM]Dave>> That's the basic premise of BST.
[GM]Dave>> Actually, that's a pretty good guide there.
[GM]Dave>> Why don't you head over to Alla and write that up?
Player>> But he killed all our exp mobs.
[GM]Dave>> Wow.
[GM]Dave>> Sucks to be you guys.
Player>> But it's not fair.
Player>> He can kill them faster than us.
[GM]Dave>> That's not cheating.
[GM]Dave>> That's you guys sucking.
Player>> But he has a pet to help him.
[GM]Dave>> You have five other people with you.
[GM]Dave>> I swear this is getting more retarded by the second.
[GM]Dave>> There's no problem here.
Player>> Oh, no.
Player>> Not anymore.
[GM]Dave>> Sigh...
[GM]Dave>> Should I even ask?
Player>> We killed all of his pets and watched him die.
Player>> That'll teach him to steal our mobs.
[GM]Dave>> Technically, they're not your mobs.
Player>> Yeah, yeah.
Player>> They belong to anyone.
[GM]Dave>> No.
[GM]Dave>> That's retarded.
[GM]Dave>> They belong to me.
Player>> What?
[GM]Dave>> And since you admitted to taking my mobs...
[GM]Dave>> I'll just call a GM.
[GM]Dave>> ...
[GM]Dave>> Uh oh. He doesn't seem too happy.
Player>> Can I talk to him please?
[GM]Dave>> No problem.

*warp*

Player>> Why am I in jail?
[GM]Dave>> You wanted to speak to them GM.
Player>> Oh. Yeah.
Player>> Where is he?

[GM]Jormungand hits Player for 23,845 points of damage.
Player was defeated by [GM]Jormungand.

[GM]Dave>> Hmmm...
[GM]Dave>> Tough, but fair.

Beastmasters have to level up, too. Yeah, they may not make it easy for you sometimes, but that's not really their job, now is it?

Remember: I've got a pet, too. And you don't want to see me use the Release pet command.

Play nice, people.

28 Comments:

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Beastmaster: Sounds like a porno.

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger Jhes said...

[GM]Jormungand hits Player for 23,845 points of damage.
Player was defeated by [GM]Jormungand.

Remember: I've got a pet, too. And you don't want to see me use the Release pet command.


Nice ^^


Yeah it sucks when a BST is in the area at times, but in this day i dont blame them for wanting to solo, seems there are more and more players who dont care about anyone but themselves.


On a sidenote, i wouldn't mind seeing Jormy being released in Valkurm or Qefim once or twice a week >.> Help cultivate the stupid a bit.

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger kuja900 said...

Oh come on I would have had first comment bud had to make an account BOOO.

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger Whoops said...

lmfao i have no clue who you are but i seen ur blog from Espii's page ur nutz man :D its entertaining to me when the tards on EO are just boring haha i support this xD

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger Whoops said...

^^^Edit: im also one of them 'tards... u.u

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger Zarquon said...

I've never understood why people scream at beastmasters. They're doing the same thing that the party is doing: Getting experience points. Brain Surgery this ain't.

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Artos said...

BST AF is sexy.

Playing BST is a lesson in futility.

But nothing says "two hundred hours wasted" quite like white animal skins over your e-loins.

 
At 3:37 AM, Blogger notkesirahonest said...

I dunno, I ahve no problem with BST, heck I barely notice them most of the time. The only thing that even remotely bugs me ina pt, is when another pt comes along and camps litterly -IN- my pt. I've had this happen a couple of times now, both in the dunes (surprise surprise). We were happily killing away, another pt was at the oposite end of the ebach, no one was bothering anyone else, then a third pt turns up, they ran up and down the beach, decided they liked the look of our camp, and literally walked into the middle of us fighting, and started to pull!

I don't care about sharing mobs but camping inside another pt is just downright rude. Nothing we said seemed to make them move. Heck, we didn't even get replies.

Rude people piss me off. I don't care how you play your game, what you do, what you kill etc etc. Just don't come along interferrig with MY game. Don't force your shit onto me.

 
At 4:56 AM, Blogger Coholic said...

now david it seems you are allways on someones side, be it bst or anyone argueing with a drk, see to me you like people but u like to chose which ones you like base on how clever they are or lack there off, i am 75SMN and i have the same promblem when i solo the imps and what not around them areas, solo is better, even the DRGs solo, so if you cant cut it in a pt or find them so furstrating you smash your pc into more bits then it came in just solo ur xp. lol <3 the site
<3 coho

 
At 5:43 AM, Blogger Cyrex said...

BST power!!

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger Almorille said...

Thank You [GM]Dave!!!
54 BST of Ragnarok!

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger Wolftin said...

[GM]Dave FTW!!!!

So now is [GM]Dave a BST/DRG or a DRG/BST????

The world may never know.

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Simatumma said...

He has stated right in his updates that he mainly levels redmage and blackmage, and whitemage when he can handle Valkrum.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Zenomorph said...

Anyone notice Jormungand is now a [GM]?

Dragy-poo deserves a promotion, he's done very good work.

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Myloko said...

I hate when others camp around me too! A few weeks ago I was in Aydeewa Subterrain in a manaburn party and this party of RMT come and camp RIGHT in the middle of our party! Needless to say, they were killing mobs faster since we had the downtime of healing and they had a bard >.> Now THAT would have been at least an excuseable GM call... RMT aren't THAT hard to identify XD

Is anyone else's server suddenly overrun with RMT lately? Here on Titan i've noticed a huge overflow of them.

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Shayde said...

I'm totally with you on the "camping in the middle of our camp" is rude thing..... but why is it that people automatically assume that other people who start camping/fighting nearby are RMTs? Isn't it possible that the other party is exping... or skilling up... or trying to beat the same NM you're camping? I just don't get the "it's OK for my friends to do it, but your friends are evil gil-sellers if they want to do it too" mentality.

*shakes head*

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger WanderingJ said...

All shall fear the combined wrath of GMs Dave and Jormungand now...

XP

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger moofaloof said...

RMTers have distinct characteristics. low level gear, crappy subjob, rank 1, SPEAK CHINESE, thier namns look like someone mashed thier fingers into thier keyboard, and 80% of the time they have /anon set. thats how u identify them. *shakes head*

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Subversive Pawn said...

No they Aren't, Beastmasters are bad Movies, mad into bad television programs ... duh

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger Eirwen said...

And just two days ago my friend, a BST59, was complaning how there were too many parties in Garlaige Citadel. He was jsut lucky to survive after he found a mob to kill when his charmed mob uncharmed.

Although BST is a great solo job, it is not something for me.

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Furioku said...

Honestly how stupid do you have to be to do that? Even if there were a good reason to report him (which there obviously wasn't) if they killed his pets and let him die then they would deserve a punishment as well right? come on people just because the country's academic standards get lower every year doesnt mean you have to be a complete retard. Somone get these people some anti-stupid pills or something.

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger Bitneko said...

As a PUP who's also confined to soloing (can't get a pt with that damn lolpup stigma going around) I get yelled at for that sort of thing too.

Way to stick up for the soloers dave.^^

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger Carrin said...

Jormy as a GM?

I like it.

There wouldn't be any complaints of "Player fed to Dragon".

And there'd probably be far less calls that aren't important.

Meh, who am I kidding. I just want to see them get eaten.

 
At 5:59 AM, Blogger Terry said...

Lv. 71 BST from Quetz here... and that post made me laugh. Good show.

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger squidbunny said...

I salute BSTs for putting up with the shit they do -- I routinely get reamed in /sh for "STEALING ALL OUR MOBS" as a solo DRG, and I don't even have to cull a pet out of the herd.

You go, Dave.

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger RDMFire said...

I am from Kujata. I have noticed a slight influx of RMT and other party groups in my server as well.
The only explanation I can come up for this is on account of the massive BOT banning we had recently.
Due to a lot of accounts being banned cause of botting, these groups have had to rebuild their armies, though they have all swapped servers.
Every day I see 1 to 2 new groups of RMTish groups in low level areas. All fitting description of RMT types.
I would believe that it is no problem at all for these groups to go out and get new accounts for play, they have the money.
I even had a leader of one of these groups admit to me they were banned from Ragnarok and started anew in my server cause of Botting.
So essentially, when SE did a mass banning, all they really did was reshuffle the cards on where the RMT type groups exist.
They didn't disappear, just migrated.

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger ZK said...

Zenomorph: Is Jormy becoming a [GM] really a promotion, or a demotion? I have a feeling it's the latter. :)

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger bery said...

I know it's delayed, but I had a GREAT party vs. bst experience... Let me relate it to you.

Here I am, in Aydeewa Subterrane, going at a merry clip soloing as bst. Been there for several hours. I'm 69BST on Kujata, btw. So this party comes by, and it's becoming obvious that they plan on camping there. In my camp. Now, if I happen to come by, looking for a good place to exp, I certainly wouldn't camp where a party was and take their exp mobs. I have manners >.> So this party comes and decides they want to camp over me. This is the exchange, as it took place. (oh, btw, sanction had just wore too...):

Me>> [Excuse me...}
Campstealer #1>> yes?
Me>> please don't camp here
Campstealer #1>> this is the only camp
Campstealer #2(JP>>[Ummm...]
Me>> yes, but I was here first.
Campstealer #3>> so what?
Campstealer #2>> \('A')/
Campstealer #1>> yes, but one person cannot camp in a spot meant for a party
Campstealer #3>> and the small guy gets screwed again^^
Me>> It's people like you that make the game no fun, do you realize?
Me>> you run bst out of thier camps.
Campstealer #3>> o yeah, gotta love that!
Campstealer #1>>hey its ppl like you that make ppl like us seem like assholes.
Me>> I didn't do anything to you.
Campstealer #3>> u making the game not fun for us
Campstealer #1>> ur asking us to move to a different camp
Me>> yes
Campstealer #1>> this is a camp meant for a party, not for a bst who wants to exp

(Did i hear what I think I heard?)

Campstealer #3>> why don't u move
Me>> I've been here for hours
Campstealer #3>> you should be used to moving.
Me>> fuck you
Campstealer #3>> ok then it's our turn now

THEN the shouting begins....

Campstealer #1 SHOUTS>> Bery is an asshole
I SHOUT>> why, cause I got run out of my camp?
Campstealer #1 SHOUTS>> ur a bst, not a party
I SHOUT>> and your point?
I SHOUT>> I don't have a right to exp here?
I SHOUT>> And just because you're a 'party' youthink you can take over someone elses camp? regardless if solo, duo or w/e?
I SHOUT>> I don't think i'm the asshole here.

I swear... people can be so inconsiderate and rude... and it's too bad that a blatant disregard for other players is so prevalent. *sigh* Oh well, I'll go back and mp them later somehow. ^^

 

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