I got someone booted from SWG tonight…

for being an idiot more than anything else.

There’s a Player in the game that has found an interesting way to harrass Entertainer characters, specifically high-level musicians.

This Player shows his Friend “something funny” specifically: how to take a certain type of instrument away from a musician, forcing them to stop playing music, and then needing to re-deploy the item from thier inventory.

So the Player and his Buddy go around the cantina stealing instruments and eventually get reported by several other players. Using /report sends the last 100 lines of chat to the GMs for review. I reported both the Player and the Friend. the Friend comes back later and appearantly start’s cussing me out (I don’t know, I had him on my /ignore list) but I notice him standing behind me, so I take him off my list so I can hear what he’s saying.

Almost immediately I get the /tell “fuck you bitch” (ah, the joys of playing a female character…) from the Friend, who goes on to explain that he just got his acct suspended. And that he just got the game today, and he hopes I’m happy, and, and…

I can’t say I feel sorry for the guy, especially after that lovely /tell (which got reported too – heh) – but I’m hoping the Player that showed him that little trick, and abused it much more, gets the boot as well. (The Friend implied that the Player didn’t.) The Friend only moved my instrument once, the Player was the one that was really bad about it. But the Friend was also the one that admitted to it in chat, which probably why he got suspended.

I should know better…

I should know better than to try to visit the Mos Eisley Cantina in SWG using a 56k modem and an “under-powered” CPU on launch weekend.

Now I’m stuck there with a 1/4 frame per second (yes you read that right) framerate and I keep going link-dead after about 2 minutes.

I think I’m going to give up for now and wait until chutta gets home. Maybe I can use his machine to get out of town.

Edited on Jul 9th 2003, 21:05 by Hooloovoo

I wasn’t going to do it.

Really, I wasn’t. I had resigned myself to the fact that as much as I wanted to play it, I was not going to sign up for a SWG account right away. Many of my reasons are related to my current (un)employment status:

1) I don’t have the money to purchase the game
2) I don’t have the money to purchase a monthly subscription
3) I don’t have the money to purchase the hardware upgrades I’m likely going to need in order to play.
4) My 56k connection is probably going to suck
5) I didn’t really like EQ, I’m afraid SWG might hold the same lack of appeal
6) It’s going to suck for the first few months anyway (as most MMOG’s tend to do)

Well, Chutta pre-ordered a copy of the game from Amazon. He got impatient with them yesterday and managed to grab one of the last copies at a software store near work. Today, his Amazon shipment arrived. He called to tell me there was a package sitting on his doorstep which I should retrieve, open, and use the contents of for a month or so.

The game’s installed – I’m patching now. (Estimated time remaining 2:45:10!!) The west coast servers aren’t up yet, and I’m still not certain the game is even going to run on my PC. But I have a month to check it out before I need to deactivate my account.

So much for waiting a few months before getting this game.

(Gossip, I think we’ll need a Games / MMOGs / SWG category now, too.)

Edited on Jul 9th 2003, 21:04 by Hooloovoo