Confessions of a Sentient Conflux

Hello, My name is Hooloovoo – and I was a sentient conflux.

(Hi Hooloovoo)

Back when the sentients first started to appear in Jumpgate you may have seen a C3 investigating a TRI Sensor Beacon out near Hyperial, or paying homage to “Emma – Destroyer of the Unwary”. That sentient was me. I was never a very good PvP pilot, but I did participate in a few of the early sentient-vs-player battles, (mostly as laser-cannon fodder.)

I was also Padan – whom you may or may not remember from the Pirates of GBS fiasco, which took place when Mother was the sole GM left by 3DO to run the game. (Again, I participated mostly in a laser-cannon fodder capacity.) I tried to help Mother out where I could, but Jumpgate was not my primary job responsibility.

I first came to Jumpgate when the company I worked for secured the publishing rights for the game. I was granted a beta account primarily because I was to help desin and implement the product’s marketing, and online billing/support sites. (Which would be loosely tied into JOSSH.) I stayed in the game post beta, because I had found something that I really enjoyed. Not just in the game, but also in the community. (I’m very glad that something of that sense of community lives on here, at, even if I don’t log into my Jumpgate account very often anymore.)

For the last 4 1/2 years, I’ve been involved in the design, creation, publishing, and continued maintenance of The 3DO Company’s online presence. I’ve worked as part of a talented web team, and more recently as “a web team of one.” All that came to an end about 3 hours ago. I am now officialy a “Web designer seeking a position in the San Fancisco Bay Area as part of a creative and energetic web site development team.”

Losing your job sucks, especially when this is the reason.

got hosed, tommy. He got hosed.

I think I may have found my reason to start playing JG regularly again…

I’ve basically been out of JG for the last few months. I’ve logged in a few times in the last couple of weeks, ran a couple of trannies, shot a couple of squids and then logged out. I haven’t seen anyone from my squad online with me since July or so.

Saturday afternoon I logged in to see what was going on, (right after browsing through the forums) and GM_Archon poped his head into help right as I was on my way from Tripoint to QC. He wanted to get some pilots together to try a game of dockball. (I had just read his post about it in the JG Forums)

BloodGod and I spoke up almost instantly, so we became team captians. Once I docked at QC, I hopped in the sim (and f5:dock) so we could figure out how things would work. We picked teams and ships and headed out into random asteroids. After a shakey start (RANGERS are fast, but ya need to be able to manouver as the docker) we participated in the offical game of DockBall.

It was a blast, even if I basically lost the game for my team. After the game, I decied I needed some practice, so I got hornet to come out into the sim and shoot at me as I tried to dock. I did about as well as in the game, but I’ve got a strategy I want to try out now.

I want to play again – but I’ll stick to being a Flanker/Striker untill I get some more practice docking in that sim.

Hell, I might even start up a Dockball Team Squad.

Watch out! Jumpgate Rant:

I really wish people would spend less time bitching about patch 1.0037 and just play the friggin game.

Yeah, there are balance issues that need to be addressed – in the last couple of days, we’ve seen a major outbreak in Wynar’s Syndrome.

I guess I should stop reading Gossip’s Planet Jumpgate and 3DO’s JG-BBS for a while, but I’m looking for some RP news stuff. Some reason I should bother logging some flight hours this week.

I also wish 3DO had kept a couple more of the GMs – Yes, I think GM_Mother is doing a kick ass job under the circumstances, but there is only so much on person can do. Just imagine what his inbox must look like. Scary.

Over Worked and Underpaid / Under appreciated. I know what that’s like. It sucks.

Why did I post this here instead of on JG-BBS or PJG? Because I didn’t feel like it.


Edited on Dec 13th 2001, 23:52 by Hooloovoo

Testing something…

Edited on Aug 27th 2004, 04:17 by Hooloovoo