|Friday August 27, 1999|
|Another Red Screwing|
If you try to transfer a horse (or presumably anything) to a red, it instantly goes wild. So, since reds can't go shopping (duh), the only way they can get a horse is not only to have a blue bring them one AND have enough taming to re-tame it. OSI is fucking over reds so much, it's just sickening. If they don't want us in the game, why don't they just fucking ban us for murdering. You don't want my $10? Just fucking say so OSI...
11:16pm EST -Nighthawk
|Thursday August 26, 1999|
First, the no insta-log for reds in their own house is stupid. I want reds to stop getting dicked, but that'll never happen. Just when I think they've done WAY too much to fuck us over, they do more. Are they going to make all of the changes to reds that they did on Seige? Are we not going to be able to ban like other characters now? How far is this going to go?
11:49am EST -Nighthawk
|More on the Murderer's Logout Issue|
Well, it's confirmed that murderers cannot insta-log in their houses. I don't know if they can in the Bucs Den Inn or with camping, but I'm sure not going to test those with my perma.
Anyhow, SexMachine emailed me a couple of responses that he got from a gm last night.
Paged with : "What possible reason could you have had for doing that?"
Great. So, we're intentionally fucked again. Figures...
10:35am EST -Nighthawk
Saw this posted on Greybeard's site, but didn't take a look at it until today. GM Abuse is a nice interactive Flash where you can... well, abuse a gm...
8:27am EST -Nighthawk
|Reds can't insta-log?|
I got this email this morning :
Just thought you may like to know about another "gift" that comes with the patch from osi. I just discovered that you can no longer insta-log from your house if you are red. So now for ten mins after u log your red out you are a sitting duck.I mean i know you can hide but this is getting ridicoulous. Anyways i could rant and rave about this for a while but i just wanted to let you know in case you didnt already.
I knew this was the case on Seige Perilous, but I seriously hope this information is not accurate for normal shards. If so, no more logging your red out on the steps of your house safely to quickly swap characters... *sigh* Goddamn OSI...
7:25am EST -Nighthawk
|Wednesday August 25, 1999|
On the OSI update page, they finally posted the date of the next patch. It's today. This patch is the one with the new client with Last Target and other features that were perviously only found on third party apps.
7:33am EST -Nighthawk
|Sunday August 22, 1999|
I've been told countless times that I don't include the bad things that happen to me. Well, I've mentioned my tower decay, almost having my large forge looted (back when I first took over JoV), etc - so I assume these people are talking about pvp fights and such.
1:23pm EST -Nighthawk
|New Flash4 Intro|
If you skip the www.wtfman.com main page to get here, the you missed the quick Flash4 tweaking that Ronald McDonald did to the site choosing sceen. I know that Greybeard and I have the same kill shot, but soon Grey will have one of his own.
1:12pm EST -Nighthawk
|What a week...|
I'll split everything I have to say into a couple of updates so there isn't 4 or 5 topics covered in one.
1:10pm EST -Nighthawk
|Monday August 16, 1999|
|Macro Protest Stuff|
I know I promised some screenshots. I forgot to get the pics to work, so I'll have to work on that when I get home if I get a second.
1:36pm EST -Nighthawk
|Being right this much is painful|
Well, I was saying it all day yesterday, posted it today when I got a chance, and now OSI confirms it. The full story is available at the update.owo.com Shard Issues page.
We believe we have the solution to this issue and it is being implemented now. We hope that all the issues will be resolved when Baja returns from its maintenance.
Well, at least they worked on it and got it fixed. I'd like to thank GM Boo for the pain in the ass work he had to do last night. I've given him hell in the past, but I didn't envy his position last night at all.
12:42pm EST -Nighthawk
|Baja = Fucked|
If you play on the Baja server, you probably know that the Baja curse is back. Stuff in everyone's houses are decaying along with other comparatively minor issues. Basically, this is the deal :
10:21am EST -Nighthawk
|Saturday August 14, 1999|
Well, it was a partial success but mainly a failure. We got the attention of GM Ja, but for some reason he (and everyone not standing right on me) couldn't hear me when I was asked to speak. I'll post screenshots tomorrow of me actually speaking (and not being heard), but if you want a quick rundown of it - Kilamani this rundown at "Spam Competition" link that sumarizes the event fairly well.
8:29pm EST -Nighthawk
|Friday August 13, 1999|
Baja has been unplayable all night and basically all day. It figures that would happen on my day off. At least I finally achieved one of my simple goals before Baja went down for surprise maintanence:
I guess I could go for Dread Lord, but I play my character a bit too actively to not be able to access my bank (NPCs don't acknowledge Dreads).
1:48pm EST -Nighthawk
|Thursday August 12, 1999|
Just in case you didn't know, there is supposed to be a major client overhaul in an upcoming patch. In this client is Last Target, Target Self, arm/disarm, etc. Supposedly UOE will also be detected by this new client.
11:15am EST -Nighthawk
Saw this bumpersticker yesterday on my way home from work. I dunno why, but it struck me as funny.
Remember: do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with catsup.
Too much UO for me I guess.
8:19am EST -Nighthawk
|Yes, JoV Murderer Guild is recruiting|
We're on Baja. Of course, if you don't know me and what shard I play on, you probably had no chance of joining anyhow. There are many requirements including that I know you. Email me if you're interested (don't ask me in game if you can avoid it - I'm normally in the middle of something then).
8:10am EST -Nighthawk
|Wednesday August 11, 1999|
|Strange Email from Ron|
I'm starting to get super jealous of all this hatemail you keep getting. I keep posting the link to your email, but all it does is put the spotlight back on you. I make these bomb ass Flash movies and for some reason people still like your shitty ass site. Tell your fucknut JoV followers if they can explain this to email me.
Dunno what's wrong with him. Maybe too much attended macroing on Seige does that to ya. Anyhow, everyone makes sure to give Ron a big "suck it".
2:05pm EST -Nighthawk
|Macro Protest Saturday|
If you think that banning or penalizing in any way for macroing is stupid, please join us this Saturday at the Macro Protest. I chose a random shard to hold the protest on : Lake Superior. Make a character there and head to the throne room in Castle British at Noon PST (3pm EST) on Saturday, August 14th.
I'll be there a little early, so someone could at least use me to macro Eval or Anat on....
1:49pm EST -Nighthawk
|Tuesday August 10, 1999|
|Taco Bell gets desperate|
11:53am EST -Nighthawk
|Thursday August 5, 1999|
Sometime on the weekend after this one, I think we should have an in-game protest about all of the penalty boxing and banning they've done to macroers. It's horrible the way they think they should police this GAME and penalize its customers. Until Feb 1999 it was completely legal to macro in UO. That probably means that if you were banned for macroing and you agreed to the Terms of Service before Feb 1999, then you could probably sue OSI for what you could have sold your account for (talk to legal council about this - don't email me for advice).
10:21am EST -Nighthawk
|Tuesday August 3, 1999|
I posted some more viewer submitted stories. There are six new ones by Cyle of EiG, Dark Jedi, Agent EvilCow, Slick the Bastard, Mr. Pink and Lews Therin. Thanks for the submissions.
12:11pm EST -Nighthawk
|Monday August 2, 1999|
|Greybeard is gone again|
Well, OSI has lost yet another customer. Again, it was a wtfman - Greybeard. he was penalty boxed for macroing and well, Grey isn't gonna take that shit. I'm sorry to see him go, but I understand completely why he wouldn't stick around for the horrible customer service we have to deal with daily. We'll miss you Grey.
8:57am EST -Nighthawk