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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!
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!
One fateful night, in a slightly well lit room, there started an event, an event quite like lots of other events before it, a seemingly ordinary event. Hosted by the creator of toribash, hampa, this event required its contestants to create a racing game, given only the weekend to complete it. As an added bonus hampa himself would take part, although he would be excluded from the list of potential winners.
Many a contestant came forth, keen to prove themselves and win the prize, but in the end only two emerged victorious. Fizik and Box. Although their respective games were considered good, given the time in which they made it, it was hampa’s own game that shone the brightest. Out of the ashes of that event emerged an amazing new racing game called pii racer.
The game was such a success that hampa decided to continue working on it and improve it for all to play. Some said it was “the 2D trackmania” while other said it was “omg awesome” and others even described it as “so much fun”.
Today pii racer, although not fully released yet, has more than 100 user created levels and more than 500k has been given out in prizes to those who conquered the times above all others. The (slightly disputed) king of the game MrAakash holds the highscore in almost all the most popular levels and has on over 400k of tc by devastating others scores and placing his own upon the throne of 1st place.
I talked to hampa about the game and gained a few valuable insights. Readers will be happy, if not ecstatic, to hear that the development of the game still continues to this day and should continue for the the foreseeable future. If everything goes well we can expect to be able to play pii racer not only when we have a computer near us, but almost anywhere with plans to port it to iOS.
We can also look forward to some pretty exciting updates. Take the following with a pinch of salt though because nothing is for certain at this moment. A few ideas were bounced around there might even eventually be a multiplayer mode, with optional tc betting.
In conclusion we can be pretty sure that pii racer has a long and glorious future ahead of it. A few quotes from hampa should sum it up perfectly :
“I’m working on an update with some much needed improvements. If that goes well I’ll port it over to iOS” followed by “I have a list of features I want to try as well, that might take a few weeks to go through all of them”.
That’s all for now dear readers, but should you have any questions about this wonderful game feel free to ask about it on the pii racer thread on the news section of the forum.
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!
Hi, I decided to make a simple tutorial about scam prevention. They happen frequently and I am sure most people have encountered a scammer and successfully managed to avoid them. But there are enough people who do not have the experience to determine a fraud attempt.
Most scam attempts happen ingame.
In fact, I have hardly ever seen any scams that did not happen ingame.
So when you do negotiate ingame, be aware that the chances that you are getting scammed are significantly higher than anywhere else (unless you are the scammer of course, in that case: duck you).
Here is a hint for all of you: DO NOT DEAL INGAME. Just don’t. It’s safer.
If you still have the urge to deal ingame take screen shots of the entire conversation (hit the f8 button frequently, or FN + f8 if you are using a Mac) so we can help you if you get scammed.
Double check each transaction
Whenever you are arranging a deal, no matter with whom, check their credibility.
Most scammers do not possess the items/tc they are offering.
• Check their TC and Qi count.
Most scammers are lowbelts (alts) with a low post count and a low belt (usually below brown).
Just use this link to check it. Simply replace “NAMEHERE” with the user’s name you want to check.
or when you are using the forums just click on the button.
• Check their deactivated and active inventory.
To do that either use following links. Simply replace “NAMEHERE” with the user’s name you want to check.
Deactivated inventory: http://forum.toribash.com/tori_inven…rname=NAMEHERE
Active inventory: http://forum.toribash.com/tori_inven…AMEHERE&sid=-1 (yes, you will have to add &sid=-1 at the end)
or when you are using the forums just click on their username and the respective option in the dropdown menu.
Account trading and transactions with real money
Everyone knows that people are selling their accounts.
Account selling is prohibited, according to hampa. They will be banned on sight.
If you still proceed be aware that you will get NO SUPPORT AT ALL. We simply don’t care.
If you sell or buy toribash related subject matter with real mony, use paypal or webmoney and do not send as gift. If you send it as gift it will be a lot harder to get your money back when you get scammed.
If you get scammed: We will not refund your precious money you lost. We can, however, ban whoever scammed you.
If you lose TC or items in such transactions it will get handled just like a regular scam.
Unfortunately the safetrade function is currently not working.
However, us marketsquad guys would be able to do it for you.
Check this thread for more information: http://forum.toribash.com/showthread.php?t=286516
When you found a scammer
Yes, even scam attempts are illegal. When we know that someone tried to steal other user’s with hard work earned money or items we are going to intervene to make sure that he will not try it again.
If you think you encountered a scammer after checking all those factors I listed above file a scamreport thread or PM someone with a green or blue name. Make sure you read the stickies before filing a scam report.
In urgent cases contact #support. Just click on the HELP button at the top of the forums and connect.
To find someone with a blue or green name just click on View Forum Leaders
at the bottom of the forums.
Just click on the name you desire to contact, click on the “Contact info” button and then proceed to send him a private message.
Make sure to provide ALL of the following information:
Who did it:
How does it make him a scammer:
*We will require proof or evidence. We will not take action just because you say so. Your word is not enough. If you encounter a scammer take a screen shot (f8, or FN + f8 if you are using a Mac) and upload it to a image hosting site such as tinypic.com. Just copy/paste the [img] link it gives you and put it in the message.
When you got scammed
When you got scammed the best thing you can do is file a thread in Scam Reports.
• Read the stickied threads
Yes, all of them. They provide useful information that will help us to help you if you use them.
• Be patient
After you provided all information we asked for all you can do is wait.
Feel free to PM the person who handles the case all your questions or poke him if you think he forgot about it.
If the thread becomes inactive, feel free to bump it.
We will never punish you for reporting something, don’t be afraid. As long as your report is legit and you do not try to trick us with false information you will be fine. If you do try to trick us and we find out the punishment will be great, I can assure you.
Of course the common sense rules will still apply. If you post links to shocking sites or similar awful content we will ban your ass.
The next big event from the Gms is out. The epic battle between ponies and llamas. Inspired by the masses of llama avvys and avwave’s monthly pony banner, the event was born. The first step is choosing your team. Llamas, headed by Spacellama or Ponies, headed by avwave. The event will proceed when teams are sorted. There is a lot of friendly conflict between the two opposing sides with avvys and sig pics made to support the chosen team. A special banner has even been made in honor of the event. There is also 1 team which I think lots of people don’t know about. The ISHI team.
[17:29] [ISHI]ishi I made the team because i doubt i’ll have time to compete in the event, and Hamr suggested it
[17:29] [ISHI]ishi maybe we will end up crashing one of the events if we get enough members
[17:29] [ISHI]ishi atm its just an irc thing to be cool
[17:30] Solax who started the [ISHI] tags and who bandwagoned along?
[17:31] [ISHI]ishi Hamr was the first to say it, and i was the first to nick change to it, and it was mostly my usual “click” that jumped along, like rittu and vesp, and also a couple of bncy members like Cevius.
[17:31] [ISHI]ishi Also Dargon because we needed a finnish person
And just to add to the festivities, here’s a quick promo vid I made for the event. Team choosing ends in three days. So don’t miss out!
To make the life of the ops and admins at the support-channel a little easier the Stats-Bot was replaced with the Support-Bot. This bot comes with a bunch of new features and commands.
1. The FAQ-Commands:
This command let the bot output the FAQ-text for the given command.
With this command you get a link to a full list of the stored FAQ’s with their commands.
This shows up a short help for the FAQ-script
2. The web-frontend:
Beside the IRC-based side of the FAQ-script their is also a web-frontend for easy insert / edit / delete of the FAQ’q at the database. This frontend have it’s own user-system, so only approved user can use this like ops, admins and some other helpers.
Both, the script and also the frontend, are working with a MySQL-database as storage.
At the moment the layout of the frontend is really simple but we are working on that.
3. Additional commands:
Shows up link to deactivated inventory for the given nick.
Shows up link to activated inventory for the given nick.
Shows up link to transaction history for the given nick.
Shows up link to the market items for the given nick.
Shows up link to the forum profile for the given nick.
Shows up link to the shop for the given nick.
Shows up link to the login history for the given nick.
Beside all the new features the Support-Bot also does the stats for the support-channel.
Before we can begin, we need to develop a sophisticated understanding of what #outside is and what it stands it means to the decent fellow people who actively participate in that specific channel almost every day for several hours.
What motivates people to waste so much time within a rather small group of less intelligent people who tend to act elitist even though they are rather unknown and/or disrespected members of the Toribash Community?
I got on irc today and to my surprise, saw Hanz0 chatting away in #Toribash. After leaving for some time due to College commitments, hanz0 was bored and decided to come back and check out his old forum.
He was also kind enough to spare some time for me to hit up a quick interview.
[13:06]Solax: So what’s it like to be back after so long?
[13:06]Hanz0: Eh. Can’t say that I feel that much. It’s nice to not have people immediately jumping at me for assistance (for the most part), though.
[13:07]Hanz0: Mostly been hanging out in IRC today, anyways. Not back to the forums quite yet.
[13:08]Solax: Have you noticed many changes around? New staff, new rules, general changes?
[13:09]Hanz0: Like I said, I haven’t looked at the forum too much yet, but I have noticed some new staff. Lots of old faces, though.
[13:09]Hanz0: Faces? Usernames? Whatever.
[13:10]Solax: Are you aiming to get back to where you were before you left or are you going to hang back a bit and relax, let the flow take you?
[13:11]Hanz0: I’m not really looking to get my old spot back, really. At the moment college takes priority, and I don’t really have the time or the inclination to deal with all the little things people need solved all the time.
[13:11]Hanz0: If anything, it’d be nice to have a more behind-the-scenes position of some sort.
[13:12]Solax: So with college and other commitments, what motivated you to return?
[13:13]Hanz0: Kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing. I kept getting emails telling me that my inbox is full of PMs and people are still trying to message me, and people I kept in contact with were asking if I was planning to come back, etc.
[13:13]Hanz0: Just got bored this morning and decided to hop on IRC.
[13:16]Solax: If you could say one thing, anything to the rest of the community, a hate phrase, a motivational message to beginners, a greeting to old friends, what would it be?
[13:18]Hanz0: Uh. I don’t care enough to hate anyone. Beginners should read rule threads before posting (Presumably they still don’t do that – things like that don’t ever change). Already greeted the people I’d meant to greet.
[13:18]Hanz0: I’m not exactly one for motivation and catchy messages.
So if you see someone with an avatar of a guy with squiggly eyes and a dead horse on the ground, it’ll be Hanz0.
Valentines day is soon approaching! If you don’t have a valentine then you only have 2 days to get one. Come on guys, don’t be shy, write a poem, pop some champagne and roll your heart out. The GameMasters have a fantastic event on at the moment, “Kick Cupids ass” and I really recommend you check it out. If you rather not take part there are still ways to show your love to the game and everyone around you. Maybe put on some heart shaped trails or put a big, red kiss mark on your head. Maybe even make a special valentines day texture set.
Happy Valentines day Toribash. Love is in the air.