from the Desert - Lum
11:30 PM ORIGIN HAS RESTORED MY SHAME
Got this from uo.com. Dammit, the first bug I ever got posted on Dr. TwisTer's and they go and fix it!
By the way this will be the last update until I return from Austin Monday. Remember that the latest event of Lumapalooza, the UOSS Celebrity Chat, is Monday, so you can all poke holes in my persona and make fun of my Southern accent. I pledge to answer all questions, even the weird ones. However, I won't mention anything about the book, record and movie deals I'm working on because it would bother Jinx.
4:30 PM YOU KNOW WHO WINS EVERY WAR? THE ARMS DEALERS!
Well, Siege Perilous is seeing its first war, and, no doubt to the surprise of many, it doesn't involve anyone going OoooOoooOOOoo... yet, anyway.
Full disclosure: just for the three of you who don't already know, I am, in UO, a member of the Temple of Mondain guild. Our first activity as a guild on SP was in making a GM Smith, Mondain's Hand, based in Minoc. This was a cooperative effort, and with 20 miners and 4 people playing the smith character full time, we managed to have the first GM smith on Siege. Scroll down a ways and you can see me bragging about it.
Shortly thereafter others also achieved GM Smith, including Adrick out of Britain and Batlin (who smiths as Mr. Craftsman), also out of Minoc. Batlin immediately won the Adrick Award (given for pissing everyone off on CoB) by posting that well, he was the first GM Smith who actually worked at it. This failed to amuse those other GM smiths who managed to work through tens of thousands of ingots simply by smiling a lot and waving or something.
Not content with that, he then posted his price list, which severely undercut most other smiths to the point of idiocy. Adrick's immediate reaction (after having the same reaction as everyone else, namely "WTF Man...?") was to accept the very reasonably priced gauntlet thrown down in front of him. After a few pleasant words, Batlin threatened to have Adrick's miners killed. He also bitched about Mondain's Hand not having a life (apparently not realizing that MH was a guild's cooperative effort).
Meanwhile, Batlin's price war was having a cascading effect, as others marked their prices down to stay competitive. Adrick was unhappy about this, and pleaded with the other smiths to see reason. Batlin, being the mature competitor that he is, responded by calling Adrick a big baby. They exchanged views further and then went off to their respective corners. Meanwhile, Basil, who has apparently made it his life's unceasing mission to whine about our guild, continued in his quest.
The price war continued, as Batlin dropped his unreal prices even further. (Any lower and he would be paying players to accept his goods.) He was cheered by some, but Adrick's response was basically "if you want to provide smithed items at below market value, I'll buy them off of you and make a profit reselling them."
Batlin thought this was fairly dirty pool (Imagine! People actually buying things he offered! The horror!) and posted a complaint about it. Adrick laughed, and other enterprising merchants decided to start profiting from the war. Adrick reiterated his position, and Batlin entrenched himself and announced that he was taking countermeasures against Adrick's profiteering.
Meanwhile, the secret masters of Siege Perilous watch, and laugh.
(This evening's entertainment brought to you by those fine folks at COB Discussions.)
1:30 PM HEAR ME. SEE ME. TOUCH ME. FEEL ME.
Fear sent in this, which may be of interest to two or three of you:
10:30 PM MY OWN PRIVATE SHAME
Ordinarily I don't talk about bugs (the TwisTer PosSe does that for us) but I found this of interest. I mean, if this is true, surely the GMs would notice these big-ass ships in the middle of Shame in between hunting down evil macroers. If anyone has any confirmation or commentary about the below give me a shout.
3:30 PM YOU LIKE THOSE RED HEALERS ON SIEGE? THAT'S ALL US, BABY
The following is a paid political announcement from the Temple of Mondain LLC;
(note: the website is accessible here in case the domain name hasn't fired off yet)
3:00 PM ACT NOW AND WE'LL THROW IN A RARE BLACK PEARL ABSOLUTELY FREE!
If you're on Great Lakes, you should check out this eBay auction. I think you'll agree, it's truly a one of a kind item being offered.
2:30 PM IN RELATED NEWS, WORLD ENDS
Part Three of the Broken Mirrors series has been posted.
11:30 AM LUM REVEALED TO BE WORTHLESS SLACKER, CELEBRITY
My commitment to you, the Loyal Viewer - the end of the Broken Mirror series will be posted in time for my leaving this weekend so you have something to read.
11:30 AM ALL SERVERS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME SERVERS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
Got this report in the mail from someone still playing EQ:
I've seen similar impromptu meetings before, including one attended by Brad McQuaid and John Smedley during the Woop-There-It-Went Tallon Zek fiasco. These are always held in the braindamaged EQ chat client which (convienently enough) has no logging features, so no one can ever record the firm, FIRM promises made to fix things.
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