Sunday, September 24, 2006


The past few days have been an absolute nightmare at work.

It seems that there has been some form of network issue that brought the entire GM call system crashing to its knees.

We could still log into our GM characters as normal, but we couldn't receive any GM calls.

You can't imagine how terrible it has been.




Man, the past few days have been a blast.

Imagine someone gave you near limitless power in the game, but you had to pay the terrible price of having to deal with retards.

Now, imagine you suddenly didn't have to deal with anyone.

Beautiful, isn't it?

Our supervisors came in, their brows furrowed in concern. They explained the situation in quiet, stressed tones and then quickly left the room.

You'd have thought it was New Year's Eve in Time Square. People were screaming and throwing papers. Everywhere there was merriment.

I think there was a pinata. I don't know why someone would have had a pinata on stand-by for just such an occasion, but candy's candy.

Then someone came up with an idea.

No, it was more than an idea.

It was an epiphany.

We all logged into one server and ran a GM-only Dynamis-Xarcabard.

It was insane. Mobs that could have wiped entire alliances of regular players were getting one-shotted. I personally handed the Dynamis Lord his ass.

We must have farmed up a few thousand in ancient currency and I don't even know how many pieces of AFB gear.

And then, do you know what we did with all of the items?

We threw them away.

Four people just died reading that sentence. They had a heart attack and died.

I have to admit, I had a lot of fun hanging out with the other GMs. As much as I hate other people, they are the least "people" group that I've ever met.

Unfortunately, we forgot to invite some of the tech guys. They actually went to work and got the system working again.


It's cool, though. We made plans to play a huge game of hide-and-seek next time this happens.

Which should be pretty soon.

At least, if me and this electromagnet have anything to say about it.


At 9:33 PM, Blogger Gambler_Justice[GJIG] said...

Haha, great post.

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Paulie said...

Electromagnets can come in handy... *has evil thoughts*

At 10:02 PM, Blogger luther349 said...

oh yea that shits always fun gms just on a rampage killing anything in there path gotta love that .kill command. and no gm calls it intrupt it. hears a better plain for next time. spawn abought 20 jormy clones in the middle of juno and set them as level 999 monsters and let em lose. who gonna tell the gm systems down haha.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger InuDuelist said...

Yeah, see, that's why you always invite everyone. Just shun them when they get there.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger Zarquon said...

I bet it was fun to just have fun for once. Good on you, sir!

At 11:04 PM, Blogger TheAnaconda said...

cmon, doesnt everyone have a spare pinata on hand in case the team cant do their work? :D

and cheers for discarding all that valuable crap! its always fun to mess with people like that

At 11:16 PM, Blogger redkinoko said...

PiƱatas, coworkers with glasses - there's not much difference to the baseball bat.

At 4:35 AM, Blogger shelby said...

I seem to remember you mentioning a huge in-game game of hide and go seek the last time you all had a rampage in a game (wow I believe?) sounds like fun. and I wonder if you're responsible for the death of those four people.... Thanks dave!

At 5:21 AM, Blogger luther349 said...

they didnt rampage wow they jst annoyed the hell out of there gms. witch is fun to.

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Piemaster said...

Is [GM]Dave really a GM?

Does he like pie?

At 1:36 PM, Blogger azuza001 said...

My god that was great. I hope the 4 people who died were ideots.

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Nirach said...

I don't play MMOrPG's (Because I don't care enough to build a character, and buying one is fucking stupid). Your blog, however, makes me laugh. I know, nearly every time, that the text goes purple, there is a red "Jormungand" related death coming.

Good stuff, it is. Hope you keep slaughtering the mentally disabled and providing me with entertainment.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger [GM]Aaron said...

dude, Dave, awesome job on Dynamis Lord during the Dynamis run!

im trying to cut a deal with tech to "accidentally" bring it down again at the October update

up for a speed run? i think we should start at AV and see how many HNMs and stuff we can take down in the time it takes them to figure out "what went wrong"

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Veinor Angiol said...

This was the first thing I saw upon firing up my RSS reader.

I was scared for the rest of the day.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Heavensword said...

Did you get a video? Oh wait...that'd be 3rd party stuff...


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