Satan: If you doubt the integrity of my transcript, go listen to the podcast, lazy bums.
Sanjuro: Disappointed about Daylight Saver messages being missed, will we see them again?
Kinak: Would not be surprised to see Daylight Saver again. It's possible.
Sanjuro: What changes have you been working on?
Kinak: Forming a partnership with Erfworld, some situational things going on, but should move forward eventually. So far the advertising looks like it is being and will continue to be helpful. Hopefully future advertising will be just as helpful. Banners, yay. Gameplay-wise, working on Mad Scientist quest, some league stuff (need art, item bonuses, writing, etc), wanted to have more done this month but was too hopped up on drugs (yay). Long term, vision for PvP revamp, requires work on something else first (heroism?), hard to go back and implement, will take alot of work. Go fish quest is also being looked at. Could be a bit before Mad Scientist, hopefully before end of the year though.
erfmortium: Merit badges and IotM's, why don't new players have the opportunity for unavailable ones?
Kinak: Merit badges don't really have an effect on the game, so there's not much issue there. But IotM's, the general idea of the IotM is reimplemented every so often so that others can have a chance at it. Most items that are 'special' aren't optimal, or are so rare that it can't be optimal because they're limited, so it doesn't throw off balance. But if anything becomes very unbalanced, it can be addressed later. Might not be adverse to limited reissues for those items that didn't get dispersed widely for a variety of issues, but probably shouldn't need to be done. GATTA KETCHUM ALL? Sorry.
(transcriptor's commentary: Exact duplicates of items will not break the promise you/Ryme made to us, if they're unique items with the same bonus; Just give us some new flavor. Unrelated, I did catch them all. I have a certificate and everything.)
Patojonas: onesie and molecar, can haz requirements?
Kinak: The answer is in front of you, but you are too blind to see it. Also, sometimes you always get them, and sometimes you sometimes get them.
Patojonas: Are the mechapinata sugar drops normal drops, are is there a mechanic behind it?
Kinak: There is a mechanic.
Patojonas: Progess on the prestige store:
Patojonas: Advertising front going well?
Patojonas: No shave November tribute?
Kinak: The dude abides. It could happen.
Patojonas: Air speed velocity of an unladen (European) swallow?
Kinak: OVER 9000!!!!!!!! or, like, 12 knots.
Trog: Status of PvP revamp?
Kinak: Um. Requires a huge amount of thing, but I know what I want to do.
INTERLUDE OF KITTENS WHINING
Trog: When will the next battle of the bands be?
Kinak: It has been awhile, maybe we'll see them soon, perhaps for the winter.
Trog: These events have been decreasing, will there be a warning about them in the future?
Kinak: They've been decreasing because I'm not a huge fan of them, I get yelled at because someone missed it for whatever reason, (awkward pause), need to go one way or the other on this issue, I'll probably flood you with one day events and let the complaints be washed away by the blood of the innocent. But I don't mind putting out a warning.
Sanjuro: What about unobtainable avatars, like from October's IotM?
Kinak: <Insert insult to both Avatar: The Last Airbender live action movie and Avatar: Pocahontas Retold>. No, they won't be made available again, because I'll be yelled at either way. Also, "unbelievably loathe" to change items of the month after they've been launched, especially if it's after they've left the store.
(transcriptor's commentary: People don't care about limited-time avatars. In fact, the less avenues for unobtainables, the better. People can understand an obtainable badge or item, eventually, but what use is there in making avatars unobtainable? Custom avatars already present a uniqueness in that field, there's no reason for them to be limited. Had I been less busy the past 2 months, I would've already made the suggestion that these be tradable. Changing the bonuses of an item is one thing, changing the features of an item to be more accessible is another. Making these avatars tradable would offer a small economic incentive to anyone who bought it, and anyone who didn't buy it clearly wasn't interested and can't complain about such a minor alteration... No one really buys with the intent to profit later anymore anyways, not for quite some time. We buy to support the game. There would only be positive feedback to this change, as they could now atleast get the avatars, and I don't think there would've been negative feedback if it had been imagined this way in the beginning. You can't let players dissuade you from improving the quality of the game. If anyone is seriously interested in getting one of those avatars, I would suggest at the least that they be allowed a custom version of it if they purchased a custom avatar.)
The winners of the writing contest (in order of submission):
The Leopard (special)
(transcriptor's commentary: You know, the lack of a joke could be a joke in itself, but perhaps my entry was too artsy.)
Kinak grows vegetables at your command? Ask him to do small things.
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