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In a world, where nobody knows anybody, there is one stand alone person. One person that is going to introduce one man, to the public…
What’s up guys! So most of you already know Shmevin from his instant “fame” as an Item Forger. He just kind of popped out of nowhere if you are not familiarized with current duelers in-game. Today I interviewed him so you would get a better idea of who he is and what he is doing:
Beta: Hey shmev, ready for the interview? Don’t be frantic if I go a little afk. I’ll be right back if I do.
Shmevin: Sure, I’m ready.
Beta: Okay. Lets get this started. First off, this interview is all about you. You and what you do as an Item Forger.
Beta: So most of you know you as a dueler, what urged you to apply to be an Item Forger?
Shmevin: I applied for Item Forger because I loved everything they released, and I wanted to have an influence in new items and events on Toribash.
Beta: So it says that you are the Event Planner… Are you planning to host huge events hosted by the Item Forgers anytime soon?
Shmevin: We sure are. If you saw the hype video and poster included in the Magma release thread, and the Ukayden banner that was put up 4 weeks ago, you can tell something big is coming.
Beta: Want to give any hints for the people reading this blog? eh eh .
Shmevin: I don’t want to disclose too much important information, but it will be an event of a large scale. I’d like to say it is as big as the Toribash World Championships, but that sounds like I’m bragging. We are also planning on releasing a new hair that is themed towards the event.
Beta: Centurion possibly? Aha, don’t answer that, mostly because this is strictly based on you.
Beta: Now, it also says you are the in-game event hoster, are you planning to host an in-game tourney for each new release? Or just host more in general?
Shmevin: We probably won’t host an in-game event to sponsor every release. However, I have hosted events in which the prizes are Item Forger releases. Our job as Forgers are to make new items, not necessarily to replace the Game Masters.
Beta: Alright, cool cool, now how about that Manager position?
Beta: How exactly did you fall in that so fast, since you are a new Item Forger?
Beta: What exactly does it entail?
Shmevin: Manager doesn’t mean I am the manager of the Item Forgers, it means I manage events. That does seem a little confusing when you look at the Item Forger thread, doesn’t it?
Beta: Quite, should ask jusmi or some mod to change that for you. Would make a lot more sense if it was stated.
Beta: Well this has been quite fun. Anything you would like to tell the general public so they know a little more about you?
Shmevin: I’m a pretty open and playful guy, honestly. I know my identity as a dueler usually gives me a negative connotation among the ingame community, but who I am as a person is far from bitter and or ruthlessly efficient as some duelers are. I plan on making the in-game community more fun and entertaining with my position as event hoster.
Beta: Alright! Sounds good man, thanks for your time:)
Beta: You look pretty sexy in that purple babe.
Beta: See ya around.
Shmevin: Bye bye.
So there you have it people of Toribash! That’s Shmevin, one of the newest Item Forgers. Sorry it took so long to get this interview out, but here it is. Stay tuned for more information on the event that is going to be ‘huge’, as Shmevin says. Have a great day!
What’s up Toribashians?!?
So lately, as most of you already know, there has been an activity drop in the GM Trials. (GM = Gamemaster for people that are new to the forum) So a lot of us tend to ask questions such as: “Why are they still Trials? Why aren’t they just booted?” Well, today I decided to find that out by trying to get the inside scoop from EJM:
Beta: Hey EJM, ready for the interview?
EJM: You bet
Beta: Okay, so I am going to keep this strictly on the subject of GM Trials. If I go afk for a second, don’t worry. I’ll be right back.
Beta: So lets start this off. As most people know, GM’s are supposed to be quite active. Not to stray off the subject, we are keeping this strictly towards GM Trials, why are there still trials when they havn’t been active for Weeks?
EJM: If you don’t see a trial working doesn’t mean they aren’t active, there’s more to being a GM than sit in-game hosting a tourney all the time
Beta: Well, what about the trials like Fivah and Kevin?
EJM: If that’s not the case, then these trials have real life issues/exams/work to attend to
EJM: We prefer not to go in detail with particular trials
EJM: Let’s keep things in general
Beta: Alright, what about the trials that have been inactive for 2-4 weeks. Shouldn’t GM’s be actually active. I understand a few days, but what stops them from going inactive in the future for a large period of time.
EJM: Nothing does, but if you currently have to go on aa journey to find your kidnapped loved one far away, a journey that takes 2 to 4 weeks, we can’t stop you now can we
EJM: They just need to actually mention that they will be missing, which they already did
EJM: The other ones who didn’t get/got the boot
Beta: I see. So do the older trials, for example, Teague. He’s been a trial since somewhere in December if I remember (Not trying to pick out individuals, just an example), do they have just as much of a chance the newer trials have?
EJM: All trials have equal chances, it’s just a matter of who finishes the job the way we want them to
EJM: Think about it as a yes or no question
EJM: If they answer right, they get in, if not, they don’t, it’s as simple as that
EJM: However, some trials take longer to answer than others
Beta: So this summer, are the trials planning to be more active and host more things with full GM’s?
EJM: Well we can assure a boost of activity each summer
EJM: But only time will tell if the trials will actually be the ones boosting the activity
EJM: Or just us
Beta: Okay, one last question. How do you feel about the group of GM Trials as a whole?
EJM: By that, do you mean the general idea of trials GMs? Or the current group of trials we have?
Beta: Both in a sense.
EJM: Well it’s pretty self explanatory really, trials are there for us to know if they qualify or not, and we wouldn’t have accepted our current trials if we didn’t see potential in them
Beta: Alright! Seems like this pretty much wraps it up. Anything you would like to say to the people that read this blog? Any leaks or hints (That of course won’t get you in trouble).
EJM: All I have to say is don’t bother us anymore, we never liked doing what we’re doing, we only do it for the mo… uuh, oh nothing actually, ignore what I just said
EJM: Have fun playing the game guys, and stay out of trouble
EJM: I should put a thumbs up here but IRC doesn’t handle that
Beta: *Thumbs up*
Beta: Aha, alright thanks EJM
EJM: Any time
Alright, so if you read through that fully, you should be able to understand why GM Trials are inactive but still trials. Hope this answers most of your questions about the trials and if you think you have what it takes to be a GM, you can send an application to any current full GM or Smod.
Hope you all enjoyed this blog, have a great day and remember… GM’s secretly don’t like their job, shhhhh…
Lets start out by congratulating CoKe and Shmevin, for they have both recently become full part of staff. No longer trials! CoKe is working as a dirty undercover soda for those GM’s, and Shmevin… well, I don’t know what he is doing… Nothing?!? Maybe not! Shmevin is now a full Item Forger. He is looking pretty sexy in the purple. I like purple…
So, moving on to the real purpose of this blog. Hairs in Toribash. Recently people have been getting really excited over the new hairs that are being made in Toribash and have been putting many ideas in the Item Forgers News thread, which can be found here. Here is some inside news with Yoyo:
Beta: I’m going to ask you a few questions that are strictly on hair, since hair seems to be the most popular and most wanted thing from Item Forgers. If that’s okay with you ofcourse?
Yoyo: of course
Beta: Okay, to start this off, are hairs the most trouble to make in Toribash? What I mean is, is it hard to determine if the people would like that hair style?
Yoyo: it depends
Yoyo: it usually starts with a small discussion about certain hair style
Yoyo: if someone else agrees, then we usually forge it
Yoyo: even if it stays non-released for a long time
Yoyo: like a bunch of currently existing hairs
Yoyo: we never really know if people will like it or not
Beta: Ah, okay.
Beta: Do the Item Forgers take every idea for new hairs into consideration?
Beta: Such as the ideas posted on the Item Forgers News! Thread?
Yoyo: we read every post in that thread
Yoyo: every non-new-colour suggestion usually gets a small discussion in our private skype convo
Yoyo: most hairs are just inside ideas though
Beta: Do you all discuss each idea on your private board or just the best ideas?
Yoyo: we mostly use the skype convo
Yoyo: it depends on what the idea is
Yoyo: but most of them get talked about
Yoyo: the private board is the place hanz0 uses to scream at us for doing stuff
Beta: Ahaha. Okay, so, last/last few questions. You don’t have to answer these, but might be nice if you gave a hint . Just as long as it won’t get you in trouble.
Yoyo: (next question?)
Yoyo: alright, go ahead
Beta: hampa is currently wearing the Centurion hair. Which appears to just be an extended version of the mohawk in my opinion. Is there any hints on the release date?
Beta: Is it going to be coming out next?
Yoyo: …I’m not really sure
Beta: Still in discussion? Or not really sure if you can state that?
Yoyo: it is on the shop for 50 usd, but that one is broken and doesn’t show up for some reason
Yoyo: the one hampa is using is a different version-ish
Yoyo: we should fix that though
Yoyo: I’ll have to talk with hampa
Beta: Oh, okay. So one last thing. In my opinion, I like the spiky hair the most. What’s your favorite hair?
Yoyo: my wobbly devil horns
Yoyo: also, we just got static hairpieces added to the hair forger
Yoyo: so interesting stuff will be coming out of that
Yoyo: (unwobbly devil horns)
Yoyo: also, jusmi’s current hair is pretty neat too
Beta: Hmm, I like your hair. jusmi’s hair seemed to disappear for me, it was sort of like Sonic The Hedgehog right?
Yoyo: he said something about dragonball
Yoyo: I’m not quite sure
Yoyo: but yes, looks kind of like sonic
Beta: Okay, thanks for your time man. Anymore secret hints that you would like to state;) Or leaks? eh eh?
Yoyo: solax was working on a neckbeard
Yoyo: still have to check it out
Yoyo: but it sounds different from the current hairs
Yoyo: that’s really all that I can leak
Beta: Thanks man:) I’m sure the people will love it.
Yoyo: lets hope so
Beta: If not, hanz0 can just yell at you in the private board
Yoyo: you get used to it eventually
Beta: Haha, well anyways, thanks a lot. Really appreciate your time:)
Yoyo: thanks for the interview, too
Okay, so there you have it folks. Some news on the hairs and a few leaks, if you would like to see these hairs and don’t know how, just go in-game and type: /dl hampa and then /lp hampa … You can also do that with the other members of the Item forgers, such as Yoyo and his devil horns. To submit some ideas to the Item Forgers, just click here.
That’s it for right now, hope you all enjoyed reading this post and have a good day!
What risk would you take to get 1,000,000 ToriCredits? Would you risk gambling your items and already existing tc? Would you risk stealing textures or plagiarizing art? Would you risk scamming innocent users in the market place? How about risk getting banned?
Getting banned is probably one of the most feared things that can happen to you in a game or forum. Not just not being able to play but the shame and scrutiny that follows. In the event “Deadly Game” banning is used as the equivalent of death if you fail certain tasks. But what is the Dealy Game you ask! It is an event put on by RuBash. Toribash’s Russian community. Personally I wouldn’t go anywhere near it. The basic details about the event say this much:
- It’s a mostly forum based game where you have to carry out different tasks.
- It’s sponsored by hampa.
- The losers will get a ban depending on what round they lose on.
- There is only one winer and the prize is 1 million ToriCredits.
- Just under half of RuBash’s funds for this year went into this event.
But what specific tasks do we have to complete? I hear you exclaim again. That’s really all it says. An example was given which goes like so: “Read texts on the previous letters of the alphabet.” You know what it means? I sure don’t.
And here’s some food for thought. Have you seen how many users have signed up so far? Now recall what the event page says. “Only one winner.” Therefore all the others will be losers. Meaning, everyone who signed up except for one user will end up with a ban of some sort. :/ Oh, and did I mention that once you’ve signed up, you can’t withdraw your application? Read all the information carefully before making a decision to enter or not.
Summing up, to me this event falls just short of the category: The cake’s a lie. Do a list of tasks you know nothing about and succeed=Get tc. If you don’t really care about being banned and just want to make some money, be my guest. But beware that the chances are not in your favor.
So here we are again. One of the most famous community events is back. The GM’s are promising to show us a massive tourney that is involving a large amount of players, who are practicing hard to show their skills. But what will the toribashers fight for this time? Looking for a more detailed answer to that question, I had a talk with Uric – one of the GameMasters that are going to promote this year’s Olympics.
While interviewed, Uric revealed promissory details regarding the event. And made it even more certain that this tourney will be enthusiastically discussed.
<sidvicious> The Tori Olympics are a well known tradition in the game community. Can we, toribashers, expect big changes in this year’s competition?
<Uric> In all honesty. I didn’t even compete in the Tori Olympics prior to this. So I would have no idea if it will be different or not.
<Uric> However, we have had some spectacular mods made for us by the toribash mod team.
<Uric> Specifically for this event.
<sidvicious> I see
<sidvicious> and we can notice some players are having some problems regarding the new mods, some of them even say the mods aren’t working. And according to a post you made in the T.O thread, you’re working to fix those issues. Can you tell us what issues are those? Will them, somehow, trouble the competition?
<Uric> No they will not.
<Uric> The thing is that the mods were named “TOP_(olympic mod name)” When they should have been named “top_(olympic mod name)”
<Uric> The capital screws up the mod somehow. But, if you manually set the mod ingame “/set mod top_(modname)” as opposed to selecting it yourself from the mod list. It will work.
<Uric> All the GMs know how to do this, so whenever a tournament is hosted in one of these mods, so long as people have them downloaded and in theiir mod folders. It should work fine.
<sidvicious> To assure a peaceful and organized gaming, the GM’s must have their eyes wide open, specially in a tourney of such magnitude. Will the community count with new safety means from the GM? Like heavier punishments for rule-breakers, etc?
<Uric> I don’t see any reason for the punishments to be any greater if somebody breaks clear rules. We have set rules that cover all events we host. If they are broken, the same punishment will be given.
<Uric> No point in bumping them up over a title of an event. ;o
<sidvicious> Indeed. How are the GM preparing themselves for the task?
<Uric> Our board is absolutely full of props and side events. At the moment we are putting the finishing touches on them all.
<sidvicious> Well thats great news
<Uric> Atop that, the MagicalSack (the GMBank) has been fully restocked with over 1,000 items that are worth 5-50k.
<sidvicious> Are you optimistic about the crowd’s reaction? do you think people will ”enjoy” this tourney more than the other ones?
<Uric> That’s the idea.
<Uric> If the public do not enjoy the massive events we host as a team, there is really no point in us being around.
<Uric> So yeah, we have to stay optimistic. And seeing as it has it’s very own unique mods. I’d say the feedback will likely be better than it was for events prior to this.
<sidvicious> And a final one, Uric. In a Clan League event, we once witnessed the introduction of a new color, ‘Alpha Imperial’. Will we have something similar this year? Like the actual creation of a new item, or achievement?
<Uric> The Clan League is being run by the Clan Events Team.
<Uric> GM have nothing to do with it aside from supervising some of the matches.
<Uric> But you’ve picked the right guy, because I manage that team too. ;o
<Uric> The prizes are going to be huge. I will not state any ideas we’ve had yet, because they may not happen. But. We are talking massive.
<Uric> So it is definitely worth fighting for.
<sidvicious> Uric, thanks for your time
<sidvicious> the Blog thanks
There is no specific date for the beginning of the events. The GM will host one at a time, both ingame and in the forums. Stay tuned to the online servers, and good luck!
Two to three local mods are current being recruited by Fee to fill positions in Discussion and Rapid Threads, and if you really impress him, possibly Off-Topic too! Applications close Friday and there have already been a lot of applications, so if you want to help the community, you need to get in quick! The official recruitment thread can be found here.
We talk to Fee, the man running the recruitment, and Hyde, one of the best mods Discussion ever had, to find out how things work from a staff perspective and to give us little insight in to their mysterious world.
I talk to Hyde about what it was like to moderate Discussion!
Gorman: What were the main parts of your job as a local mod?
Hyde: Managing the section, cleaning it up, making sure users knew the rules, and helping beginners learn where their threads are supposed to go. As a discussion mod, I also had to make sure the topics could last, and topics that had little to no material for discussion were closed.
G: Did you find the job fun and/or fulfilling?
H: Well, discussion has long been my passion, so I enjoyed doing it. I enjoyed the new rush of positive activity brought into it.
G: What do you think are the most important attributes someone should have to be a successful local mod?
H: Patience. Not all people have common sense, which kinda pisses you off(wonder why they call it that), so you constantly have to gently nudge people in the right direction. Patience and enthusiasm are the two main characteristics a person needs to have to be successful as a local moderator, as without patience, the job would get very infuriating, and, without enthusiasm, you wouldn’t have the motivation needed to actually do it.
G: Is there any kind of ‘phillosophy’ you hold with regards to how you do your job?
H: Not really
G: Any best/worst moments, or other things you want to share?
Deleting 8 of gorman’s posts in 1 thread(Gorman’s note, Hyde probably “purified” 100s of my posts during his reign, now that is dedication!)
Probably, the worst moment I ever faced in discussion was after the forums were compromised in December, and the board was flooded with “hackhackshackshacks” threads. The best has to have been the day when discussion got around 80 posts(most of which were absolutely fine), which means that I am doing my job in keeping it thriving, which makes me happy.
I talk to Fee about the recruitment, and the recruitment process!
Gorman: Where did the previous local mods for discussion and RT go?
Fee: Firstly, a search was done on all the local moderators to gauge their current activity within the boards they were assigned to. Any that flagged an unacceptable activity level were sent a PM giving them three days to respond justifying the drop in activity. Any that did not respond were removed. The others were given two weeks to increase their activity dramatically. After that point another check on their activity was performed and any that had not improved were also relived of their position.
G: What are some of the top attributes you look at when picking your local mods?
F: Most local moderators are picked by the entire staff team, so I can only give you what I personally would look for. In my opinion by far the most important quality is a good understanding of the board’s purpose. Past experience aside any user with a shred of intelligence can learn to be a local moderator. Other than that it is subjective to the board in question for example a Support local moderator would be expected to have a good technical understanding of the game. On top of that activity is a must for obvious reasons.
G: Are you getting a lot of applications so far?
F: Yes I am actually. More than I had expected.
G: There are plenty of smods around, do you assign them to particular sections or do they just do whatever reports are there?
F: As far as reports go it’s open season to the smods, this is our baseline activity gauge and every smod is expected to answer these within a 2 hour period (we are much faster). Some smods prefer to leave Market reports for the Market Squad but other than that we will all handle any report. Once the reports are answered most smods have a preferred section or sections they like to work on they aren’t assigned to us they just sort of fall into place.
G: I don’t see too many of these recruitment threads, is this the way local mods are usually recruited?
F: That would be because local moderators are not normally recruited. Boards are usually pretty well covered and if not we normally have a line of users willing to take them on. If a board is in drastic need of moderation I believe the normal course of action is to approach users who show promise in said board or push other local moderators into them. Personally I prefer this method as it gives anyone who is interested an opportunity to show us why they would be fitting for the job.
G: A lot of people think of becoming a local mod as a gateway to becoming an smod, is this accurate?
F: Well I suppose you have to start somewhere. But that is completely dependent on the user. Some could easily handle a local moderator position but couldn’t necessarily handle an smod position. Past experience can only get you so far, but if you are willing to work hard and not be a complete idiot chances are you will at some point get recognition for your work. Whether that be in the form of a smod position really depends.
G: How are smods recruited?
F: Having never been around during a recruitment process and being one of the more junior smods on the team I don’t think I could answer that accurately.
G: Are there any other boards looking for reinforcements?
F: We are in the process of reviewing board moderation activity. So keep your eyes open for more recruitment around the forum.
G: Thank you for your time and for your answers
If you have the passion and patience to moderate Discussion or Rapid Threads, then apply by sending a private message to Fee, the application has no set format but remember to include your GMT, activity hours, past experience and of course, mention which board you are interested in moderating.
The new local mods are set to be announced on Sunday, so head over to the Discussion and Rapid Threads subforums to congratulate the new staff!
Wibbles, one of the hotbeds of activity within the Toribash forums, is the home to off-topic dribble and nonsense that doesn’t belong anywhere else on the boards. Of course, that’s what it’s supposed to be used for. It has instead become a overflowing cesspool full of spam and wannabe trolls and has been described as a “retarded squirming fetus”. To fully understand the thoughts of those in the field, I decided to interview several people who are active within Wibbles.
Some are rather proud of how wibbles currently is:
<Eureka> I’m going to ask you a few questions regarding wibbles
<p0w> okay sure
<Eureka> What do you think of the rules that are in place to prevent spam?
<p0w> They are useless, wibbles supposed to be a free expression
<Eureka> All of this spam doesn’t bother you?
<p0w> Nah im part of some of them
<Eureka> Are there threads that even you think are stupid?
<p0w> Yes some are but come on is wibbles ”idiocy” everywhere
<Eureka> Is there was one rule you would want to add to wibbles, what would it be?
<p0w> No mods, free expression
<Eureka> Why are you so obsessed with nyancat?
<p0w> is not an Obsession I just love it because it cheers me up ;3 who doesn’t love it, my fanclub allready 86 people
<p0w> nyan nyan
<Eureka> Thanks for your time
<p0w> can i post this on wibble lol
<p0w> wibble is freedom
Some look down upon those who spam the board:
<Eureka> What do you think of zayex, p0w, and the rest of the new wave of wibblers?
<deadshot1444> I can’t hate Zayex because he respects me, although he can be annoying at times; P0w, He can be a little stupid in his post,although he has some funny stuff to say;
The rest of the new wave of wibblers are just play RETARDED! They try and try to troll but fail miserably at it. They complain too much about Zayex or other shit.
<deadshot1444> And most of there threads are threads trying to smart ass across the rules!
<deadshot1444> Chuck Norris? Seriously? Rant done. Next question please :3
Then, there are those who have things to say about the management:
<Eureka> What do you think of the rules that are in place to prevent and combat spam?
<Zayex> Most of them are fair, but the one word post rule is retarded. Saying “okay” shouldn’t really be a crime
<Eureka> Do you respect the moderators and how they handle what they consider spam?
<Zayex> I respect everyone moderator except rai. rai can insert a phallus into his large intestine for being so “authoritive” about the one word post rule
And finally, there are the moderators who must clean up after the wibblers. I got a chance to speak to tertywerty, one of the local mods and a leading figure in wibbles, about his take on all of this.
<Nikita> I think [the rules currently in place] are all perfectly understandable/reasonable and should continue to be enforced
<Eureka> What do you think about the people who disagree with these rules?
<Eureka> Such as facepalm saying he would like “the old wibbles back”?
<Nikita> They just want wibbles to be in a state of anarchy again, either that or they feel too pressured by change
<Nikita> Seeing as how, alot of threads get closed everyday now
<Eureka> Does all of this mindless spam bother you, aside possibly from the fact that you have to clean it all up?
<Nikita> It actually bothers me alot, I usually have to take breaks from doing my job for a few hours to cool down
<Nikita> The amounts of ignorance and idiocy
<Nikita> make me rage so hard
<Nikita> I don’t want to sound like a dickhead
<Nikita> But it’s the truth
<Nikita> I do enjoy doing my job alot though
<Nikita> I love it
<Eureka> If you were in a higher position of power, say SMOD, how would you handle all of this nonsense, considering that most wibblers don’t really abide by the rules in place?
<Nikita> Lot’s of bans would take place, either that or I would quit my job
<Nikita> wibbles is hard enough to handle alone
<Eureka> Don’t you think flatout bans sound a bit extreme?
<Nikita> Not if they are only for like a day
<Nikita> after infraction warnings etc
<Nikita> if they continue to misbehave again after the infraction
<Nikita> Some people are just ignorant and don’t care or try to follow the rules
<Eureka> Do you appreciate your fellow local mods throwing in helping hands?
<Nikita> I love it
<Nikita> so much
<Nikita> They are a HUGGEE help
<Nikita> It’s really a huge stress reliever knowing they are there
I decided to conduct an experiment with Zayex and tertywerty:
<Eureka> One more question: would you be willing to submit to a debate with Zayex regarding this topic?
<Nikita> Yes sir
<Eureka> Would you be willing to submit to a discussion with tertywerty about this topic?
And so, the debate:
<@Eureka> Now… Terty you have the first question to Zayex
<Nikita> Zayex: what would you prefer wibbles to be like
<Zayex> A spammier version of off-topic, that is just for fun
<Nikita> But that is what wibbles is currently
<Zayex> Wibbles is degenerating
<Nikita> Wibbles has not changed since rittu took over.
<Zayex> But I’m starting to think that off-topic will replace wibbles
<@Eureka> May I interject
<Nikita> yes sir!
<@Eureka> <Zayex> A spammier version of off-topic, that is just for fun
<@Eureka> <Nikita> But that is what wibbles is currently
<@Eureka> <Zayex> Wibbles is degenerating
<@Eureka> Don’t you think that you, p0w, and other fellow wibblers from this wave are the ones contributing to this degeneration?
<Zayex> No, the one’s degenerating it are the blatant alt trolls + pure idiots
<Nikita> Eureka: I would like to give my answer to this question
<@Eureka> Go ahead
<Nikita> Right so. The thing is
<Nikita> Wibbles is alot like generations of life
<Nikita> You will always have current thigns going on people get old people leave
<Nikita> then a wave of new people come in
<Nikita> they shit up the place and complain about wibbles degenerating
<Nikita> then more new people come and and do the same
<Nikita> the older people that came before them wisen up or leave
<Nikita> or get banned
<Nikita> and so on and so on
<Nikita> it always does this
<Nikita> Wibbles has not changed
<@Eureka> Zayex: your response?
<Zayex> Nikita: Pretty much that: this generation is killing wibbles though.
<Nikita> That proves what I am saying, you are the new generation
<Zayex> the other generations imply made it boring
<Hyde> wibbles is a vampire, it feeds on the blood of you new people until you get less dumber
<Nikita> I don’t mean to sound harsh
<Nikita> But this is how it works
<Nikita> How it’s always been
<Nikita> So really nothing has changed im saying that again
<@Eureka> Zayex: Your turn to give a question to terty
<@Eureka> question, even
<Zayex> Alright: What do you think would happen to wibbles if every 2011/late 2010 joiner quit?
<Nikita> Nothing at all Zayex
<Nikita> Nothing would change
<Zayex> I agree. But I think spam would decrease
<Nikita> It would not
<@Eureka> May I add, that wibbles has been a cesspool for spem for years
<Zayex> Eureka: All of the alt trolls would be gone, resulting in 1 week of spam free wibbles, correct?
<Nikita> It makes me happy that wibbles is were most of it is concentrated
<Nikita> If it weren’t for wibbles it would spread around the forum alot more
<Nikita> Making users leave
<Nikita> It’s sort of a controlled chaos
<Nikita> But I like to keep the chaos down to a minimum
<Nikita> So people can have fun
<Nikita> within the rules of course
<@Eureka> Zayex: response
<Zayex> I agree, but I don’t want wibbles to fall apart to spam
<@Eureka> <Zayex> Well, I usually relieve boredom
<@Eureka> <Eureka> In what way?
<@Eureka> <Zayex> in posting random things
* Nikita eats an oreo
<@Eureka> You admit to contributing to spam
<Nikita> I think that’s actually a bit harsh
<Nikita> Random things doesn’t necessarily mean spam
<Zayex> Posting random things as in contributing to random discussions. (And yes, I do spam sometimes ;O)
* @Eureka noms celery
<@Eureka> Nikita: next question to Zayex
<Nikita> I have to say something
<Nikita> <Zayex> I agree, but I don’t want wibbles to fall apart to spam
<Nikita> That is why we are here bro
<Nikita> What do you think the moderators can do to improve the posting quality/fun factor of wibbles?
<@Eureka> Without the posters resorting to spam, I might add?
<Nikita> Without resorting to spam
<Zayex> Not be so strict when a clueless noob makes a blatantly against the rules thread.
<Nikita> The thing is, the clueless noob should learn how to read the stickied topic called RULES OF WIBBLES
<Nikita> BEFORE posting
<Nikita> As he should ANY forum board
* @Eureka raises glass
<Zayex> Nikita: I couldn’t agree more, but think about it. Their horrible names + grammar = stupid people
<Nikita> I don’t tolerate ignorance very well
<Nikita> There are stupid people but there are also extremely ignorant people
<Nikita> ones that don’t care about the rules
<Nikita> We have to jam these rules into their brains
<Zayex> Also I’d like to add: Telling users to “go fucking die” could cause them to quit wibbles and toribash alike. (If they’re emos ;O)
<Nikita> I stopped doing that
<@Eureka> ONE MORE QUESTION TO BOTH OF YOU
<Bloob> inb4 question, even
<@Eureka> What do you both think of the current set of rules?
<Zayex> As previously said: They all are fair, except the 1 word post rule, some slack could be given on that.
<Nikita> I think they are completely fair and should still be enforced, to keep the spam/trolling down and the fun factor up
<@Eureka> Nikita: your response to Zayex’s answer?
<Nikita> Nobody likes it when you are talking to someone and all they ever have to reply with is one word
<Nikita> It’s just boring
<Nikita> it’s also annoying
<@Eureka> Zayex: your response
<Zayex> The only one word posts I think are acceptable are: “User quotes text” QFT/ ^this
<Zayex> I was banned for a QFT
<Nikita> You realize that ban was AFTER you being warned multiple times of doing so are you not?
<Zayex> Yes, yes, but QFT is 3 words shortened, so I don’t see how that could be punishable.
<Nikita> Letters confined together without spacing is considered a single instance
<Nikita> even if it is an acronym
<Nikita> You would post saying rofl or lol or gtfo would you?
<Zayex> So you’re saying that if I said: “Q F T” I wouldn’t have been banned?
<Nikita> those are acronyms
<Nikita> who knows?
<Bloob> I was infracted for a one word post.
<Bloob> Im not arguing anything.
<Nikita> It all depends on what the moderator decides on what is a one word post or not
<Nikita> Same goes with everything
<Nikita> Point is, we want you to be more original and less boring so wibbles can remain a fun place to chat
<Nikita> saying a single letter or word in a post is very boring
<Nikita> That’s all I have to say about this really
<@Eureka> Anything else either of you would like to say before we close this?
<Zayex> Yes, I’d also like to point out the blatant alt trolls
<Zayex> Why not ban them?
<Nikita> Yes, PLEASE READ THE RULES!!! and think about them, they are completely justified. they are in place for the good of the community and for you to be comfortable in posting
<Nikita> It’s always good when everyone is happy.
<Nikita> If you don’t understand or want to discuss them
<Nikita> we are always here to help
<@Eureka> gg gentlemen.
Well, as you know the ToriAgent group and the Gamekeeper group has been merged into a whole new group, the Gamemasters.
Although there is a problem with this new GM group, they don’t hold forum events.
What should we do now?
Meamme0 is the person you are searching for! He made a new group especially for event hosting.
You’re wondering what do I think in this situation?
I think that it’s very interesting, because this new event team is full of famous people, such as:
Alright, lets join in their super creative events now!
We have got new bloggers, check them out:
Long time no see!
Today we spent several repression with admin memberlist.
Shin-Ryuu,thanks to his dedication,now so red and so sexy ;o
Fish has assembled a team of 3eh Musketeers.Now Alan and Uric new clan admins!
And some fact:They all from New Zealand! Isn’t it smart?
From bloggers with love <3
Entry: New Bloggers
As you guys might have noticed, Slip Anc started accepting applications for new bloggers. A few of the more well-known writers claim that they have sent applications, so the competition will probably be tough. The future-bloggers will receive forum recognition through a usertitle, a personal blogger’s account, and “Total Awesomeness”, of course. These perks are likely to attract many applications. These openings are an awesome opportunity for many of you who would enjoy being involved, and know how to write. I’m personally looking forward to the talent that will be displayed to the community through these blogs. As soon as the spots are filled and names are released, I’ll update you guys.
As you all know, Wibbles is in desperate need of a makeover; one that would require more than just the occasional five day ban to a mentally dysfunctional poster. No, friends, Wibbles is in need being completely re-altered, a fresh new start to redeem itself from the notorious shit-spawn of bad trolling and overused memes.
Yes it would be a demanding, and to some an almost impossible task, but this is change we can believe in…a pretecessor to greater, healthier Wibbles. Reverting the board back to “pre-Rapid Thread” quality is the easy part, however making the board STAY that way for over a week would be the much more challenging and rigourous half of it. You see, the previous attempts to change Wibbles failed miserably for a multitude of reasons, but here is the most promintent: nazism. Yes well, sort of, let me elaborate. Moderators cracked down too hard and laid too many bars in only a concentrated period of time…so it’s like trying to run a marathon by sprinting as fast as you can and stopping after ten seconds, get it?
Well, to basically summarize my rant there would need to be boundaries set in stone, a clear-cut system to what you CAN and CAN’T do. Easy enough? Make it happen Toribash!
Clan Admins stepping up to the plate
As we approach the end of Janurary, it is becoming evident that 2011 will be a year filled with change. Super Moderators openly recruiting, GameKeepers and ToriAgents merged together into the GameMasters, spots being filled in the staff quicker than ever, and all of this in the first month of the year! In the midst of all this reform, the Clan Admins have finally decided to step up to the plate and do some work themselves. Usernames Gynx and Lightningkid, two of the three former Clan Admins, have been removed from their posts and substituted by usernames Uric and Alan due to inactivity. Along with the new staff members taking close care of the clans section, clan events have also started emerging. The first of what will become a series of weekly events hosted by username Fish requires a member of each participating official or unofficial clan to post a detailed clan story for the prize of ten thousand toricredits. Expect interactive events similar to this one and don’t be shy to sign up for one!
How many brix have been shat on the process of reading this?
For log time, there were to groups that moderated in-game.
There were Gamekeepers and ToriAgents
Gamekeepers where in charged of tournaments and acted like in-game police.
And ToriAgents, acted as server sitters, that means that they just sit at newbies servers such us Begginers or Intermidiate servers, and they made sure everything run ok and prevent bans.
Now, there is a new moderation class, with merged Gamekeepers and ToriAgents, they are called GameMasters.
GameMasters, have the same function of GameKeepers and ToriAgents, so they are encharged of everything that happens in-game, such as tourneys, events, in-game police and fun stuff.
New Smods are in the building!
After a week of apps and intense waiting, seven new smods have been chosen and are now hitting up the forums, handing out bans and infractions, eager to make their mark on Toribash for ever. They will be the next generation of police, law enforcers and supporters. The seven lucky dwarfs now basking in blue are BlackBear, Boredpayne, Enzu, Gynx, Ravenger, Raya75 and war_hero. Watch out for these guys, make a slip and they’ll be on your ass and you’ll end up like Gorman! The ban list’s first page is full of fresh and funny cases of miserable members, breaking the rules of the forum. Boredpayne has already handed out 16 perm bans, all for sock puppet alts. This guy, serious about his crime and punishment. He’s like the Judge Judy of the forums. Our hearts go out to you Bored and we all hope that you can find and extinguish the last of these pesky alts. Also on the list is young Enzu, having only joined the forums in February of 2010, he must have really made an impression in the last year and I’d wager that he has much more to show us. Also on the list is a guy called war_hero, heard of him? I just don’t understand why he hasn’t got Smod before now?
All in all, these guys deserve it. The competition was fierce and they arose to the challenge. Happy banning guys, and happy reading Toribash.
Ever had a problem with staff members amusing their powers? *cough*shin*cough*
Oh, and jalis is gone now, so no point complaining about him. ;o
Anyway, the new Complaint Box is the place to go if you feel any of the staff members have been particularly nasty to you. Feel their moderation sucks? Then come here and express your feelings; let us know :3
The Box is hiding in Discussion, above the blog news. Be sure to read the rules, ’cause if you didn’t you’d be stupid.
Now after these awesome posts note that I’m still waiting for a few applicants to send in their examples.
These guys will now proceed to be absolutely and totally awesome
We have a new elerk master to control the wretched and the unholy.
I hope this new master will suit your tastes. (NOT)
The red master: rittu!