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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!
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.