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[Atlantic] Election Night Interview with Lord Kyronix

Discussion in 'Governors' Forum' started by Flair, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Flair

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    The Election Night Hoopla II was held Sunday December 15th. It included all the candidates for interviews as well as Mesanna and Lord Kyronix. Lord Kyronix took some time to do an interview and interact with some of the candidates and reporters. Tahani(Andrasta) held the first interview and then it continues with Flair from Stratics. There was some good information put out and here is some of the transcripts from these conversations. Good information both on the community of Atlantic and the governor system and how it works so I hope you all enjoy.
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    Flair: Mr. Kyronix your interview is this way
    Kyronix: ok
    Flair: the interviewer is ready
    Flair: in the white area please
    Tahani: *smiles*
    Kyronix: Hello
    Kyronix: Do I get to sit here?
    Kyronix: Yayyy
    Yosef: hello sir
    Kyronix: Hello
    Yosef: I am Yosef the miner
    Yosef: nice to meet you
    Kyronix: Nice to meet you as well
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    Yosef: I will be taking over Minoc next term
    Kyronix: How exciting
    Tahani: Welcome to Election Hoopla Night II
    Kyronix: Excited to be here, thanks for the invitation
    Kyronix: *smiles*
    Tahani: I'm wondering how you feel about all this
    Kyronix: Warm and Squishy
    Kyronix: But that's how I normally feel
    Kyronix: *pokes self*
    Tahani: they tell me you are the designer responsible for all this
    Tahani: are you happy with the results?
    Kyronix: So far I think it's been exciting to see what players across all the shards have done
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    Kyronix: And I'm very happy with it, particularly when I see things like this
    Kyronix: This is extraordinary
    Kyronix: It purposely was left very open ended, because we wanted to see what players would do with it
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    Kyronix: From that it allows us to examine what needs to be changed
    Kyronix: And what we can add moving forward
    Tahani: This world has always been a world where creativity is the best part
    Kyronix: Indeed
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    Tahani: all the Governors want to know
    Tahani: how will you support them
    Tahani: will you give them the tools they need to create this over and over?
    Tahani: without grief?
    Kyronix: It's something we have to be very careful with
    Kyronix: Because implementing something that is designed to prevent people from grieving
    Kyronix: Can very quickly and unfortunately turn into a tool just to grief
    Kyronix: That being said though, I think there were some great ideas from the global governor's thread
    Kyronix: And we'll be looking to implement some of those in a future publish
    Kyronix: The important thing to remember is this isn't going to become abandonware
    Kyronix: So we'll be making updates so long as there is interest
    Tahani: The Governors will put in extraordinary effort if you support them
    Tahani: I think I can say that for all of them
    Tahani: will you be adding more additions like Vesper's stables?
    Tahani: for other towns?
    Kyronix: The requests portion of the system is something we've been kind of navigating our way through
    Kyronix: And as you may suspect is a very popular feature
    Kyronix: Something's are pretty easy for us to do, others not so much
    Kyronix: What appears to be simple on the surface, like removing some trees for example
    Kyronix: is a little more complicated
    Kyronix: Anything that is a worldbuilding change like that is always tricky
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    Kyronix: We are trying to find ways to streamline that process for the future
    Kyronix: So we can get additions added to more cities in a more efficient manner
    Kyronix: Since those changes are going to be across all shards anyway
    Kyronix: The worldbuilding ones I mean, like the Vesper stables
    Tahani: Will you be including the Player towns and other towns like Sepent's Hold?
    Tahani: we held this here for a reason
    Kyronix: Player towns gets tricky
    Kyronix: There are some that are strongly rooted in the shard and its history
    Kyronix: And have become pillars of the shards very existence
    Kyronix: Others come and go very quickly
    Kyronix: That being said giving more for those in player towns to do is definitely something
    Kyronix: That's been kicked around before
    Kyronix: One of the things that makes Britannia come alive
    Kyronix: And adds such a unique feel to the shards
    Kyronix: As for other NPC towns
    Kyronix: Like Serp's and the like
    Kyronix: Where it's appropriate given the current state of the Kingdom
    Kyronix: Not sure the Sultan of Nujel'm would be keen to have a King's Governor Stomping about his island
    Tahani: but there are a lot of Player towns
    Tahani: that have put in years of effort
    Tahani: and would love to be included
    Tahani: A lot has been said regarding the voting system
    Tahani: will there be any more changes to it?
    Kyronix: Sorry I missed that last question
    Kyronix: What was it again?
    Tahani: will there be any more changes to the voting system?
    Kyronix: We'll continue to see how things play out and if adjustments need to be made
    Kyronix: We'll make them
    Kyronix: I saw there was a call for longer voting terms
    Kyronix: erm governor terms rather
    Kyronix: Which I think has some merit
    Kyronix: So we'll see how it goes
    Tahani: *smiles*
    Tahani: Any thought to Felucca?
    Kyronix: For right now Felucca is under the jurisdiction of the faction warlords
    Kyronix: So a King's Governor doesn't really fit there just yet
    Kyronix: Depends how things play out in the future
    Kyronix: *grins*
    Tahani: *smiles*
    Tahani: one last question Lord Kyronix
    Tahani: and we'll let you enjoy the evening
    Kyronix: Go for it
    Tahani: what would you like to tell us about the system
    Tahani: perhaps new upcoming things?
    Tahani: I need a scoop *grins*
    Kyronix: Nothing to report just yet
    Kyronix: Our next step is to kind of evaluate
    Kyronix: What has gone on so far
    Kyronix: And see what changes we can make, what tidbits we can pull from the Governors and citizens
    Kyronix: As to what they would like to see
    Kyronix: And then execute on a plan for the future
    Tahani: I would like to say on my own behalf
    Tahani: that it's important that you don't make everything the same
    Tahani: each shard is proud of their own unique history
    Tahani: it's what make us love our shards
    Tahani: I've been an Atlantean for 16 years
    Tahani: our history is important to us
    Kyronix: That's great
    Tahani: on behalf of all the citizens of Atlantic
    Tahani: I'd like to thank you for your hard work Lord Kyronix
    Kyronix: Well I can't take all the credit
    Tahani: I'm happy you get to come see it for yourself
    Tahani: *smiles*
    Kyronix: None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts of our Event Moderators
    Kyronix: And of course you guys who participate in it
    Kyronix: So a huge kudos to them and you all
    Tahani: we appreciate all you have done as well *smiles*
    Kyronix: Yayyyy
    Tahani: you are free to go have fun *smiles*
    Kyronix: Thanks for having me
    Tahani: it was our pleasure
    Tahani: *claps*
    Kyronix: I like the white chairs
    Tahani: Three cheers for Lord Kyronix?
    Tahani: hehe thanks
    Kyronix: Natural dyes?
    Tahani: yes
    Kyronix: Neat!
    Tahani: that's my best seller
    Tahani: ok it's time to turn the interviews over to Flair from Stratics
    Tahani: Welcome Flair
    Kyronix: Do you have more questions for me?
    Flair: evening
    Flair: we just thought you liked our chair
    Kyronix: I think this is all awesomesauce
    Kyronix: Pretttty
    Flair: and how do you feel about how things were run?
    Queen Arya: we are stronger
    Queen Arya: as one
    Queen Arya: and not divided
    Queen Arya: so I stand behind the king
    Queen Arya: but
    Queen Arya: I am not a puppet
    Flair: *nods*
    Queen Arya: if there are things
    Queen Arya: I don't agree with
    Queen Arya: he will hear me
    Flair: So then tell Kyronix if you could change anything about the system what would you change?
    Queen Arya: make elections
    Queen Arya: the governorships
    Queen Arya: Stratics
    Queen Arya: more popular
    Queen Arya: get them noticed
    Queen Arya: more information
    Queen Arya: needs to get out
    Queen Arya: many still don't know of it
    Queen Arya: gates from Luna
    Queen Arya: for the two week election period
    Queen Arya: a chat channel
    Queen Arya: for elections
    Flair: That seems to be the hot spot this election cycle
    Lew: I'm afraid to close to call at the moment
    Flair: wow
    Lew: yes Trinsic is a rising star
    Lew: its community continues to grow
    Lew: and the ranks for the Trinsic Wardens as well
    Flair: Kyronix I'm sure things like this is what you like to see from the system?
    Kyronix: Absolutely
    Flair: Did you have something to add Solus?
    Solus: Uh
    Flair: So anyways...
    Kings: can we look forward to some faction change in the upcoming publish?
    Kyronix: Working on prototyping something right now
    Kings: that's cool
    Flair: *looks to Kyronix*
    Flair: Governor Lew would you like to ask something?
    Lew: Kyronix have you ever considered a change to the vote rules to only allow one per 6+ month account period?
    Kyronix: Across all shards?
    Lew: I know there is no perfect system
    Lew: aye
    Lew: one vote per account period
    Kyronix: Unlikely, at that point we have to get databases involved so that we can access that information
    Kyronix: From across all shards like we do with housing
    Lew: ahh understood
    Flair: sounds difficult
    Lew: Just thinking of ways to augment the system
    Flair: I'd like to know what your thoughts are on these close races like Lew's
    Lew: to avoid the vote buying and such
    Flair: exactly
    Kyronix: I think close races are a great sign that there is interest
    Kyronix: Makes things more exciting
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Flair: you have no idea
    Flair: So Lew how do you feel about your close race...
    Lew: I for one would like to thank you Kyronix, you brought life back to Trinsic
    Flair: I know that in the past it hasn't always been so
    Lew: I enjoy the competition I just wonder where Norrington is?
    Flair: I dunno
    Kyronix: Excuse me a moment
    Flair: I asked for him... perhaps he is busy
    EM Bennu: *psst Kyronix, tell them of our plans to turn Luna into a volcano*
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    Kyronix: I'll be right back
    Flair: Hello Solus..
    Lew: Solus?
    Solus: Helloooooo
    Flair: How goes your race in Britain
    Solus: Oh hello there
    Kyronix: I have returned
    Solus My sword is poking you *winks*
    Flair: I missed you...
    EM Bennu: Solus is gonna end up in the moat again.
    Flair: *chuckles at Bennu*
    Kyronix: Hello Bennu
    Flair: Step up here and tell us Bennu
    EM Bennu: Howdy
    Flair: Don't be shy
    EM Bennu: Remember my short list sir. Luna = Volcano, and X level of elevation +50
    EM Bennu: *winks*
    EM Bennu: err, z level
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Kyronix: Well I live on the coast
    Kyronix: I don't think that'd do well for my garden *chuckles*
    Flair: *chuckles*
    EM Bennu: We could call the xpack Ultima Waterworld!
    Flair: So Bennu tell us have you been following the race in Trinsic?
    EM Bennu: Or.. Ultima Venice Edition.
    EM Bennu *laughs*
    Lew: with a collapsible sail?
    Flair: *smacks Lew*
    Flair: no boats
    EM Bennu: To be honest, to avoid conflicts when the elections hit I try and stay out of everything.
    Flair: Ahhh
    EM Bennu: And let things fall where they will.
    Flair: I understand
    EM Bennu: I don't want to sound bad.
    Flair: It doesn't
    EM Bennu: But it avoids conflict, especially in races that are close.
    Flair: It is extremely close in Trinsic]
    EM Bennu: If I came across as preferring one candidate over another, it would look bad.
    Flair: and both are former governors
    EM Bennu: I just like to see how things work out in the end.
    Flair: *nods*
    EM Bennu: I do know the Trinsic race is close.
    EM Bennu: And goes back and forth.
    Flair: We see how you feel about Solus though...
    EM Bennu: Solus I fear is a necessary evil.
    EM Bennu: but it works out well.
    Flair: Perhaps he should wear his swimming trunks instead of his armor
    EM Bennu: *grins*
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Lew: I actually rather enjoy that
    Lew: he brings a fun level of roleplay
    EM Bennu: Exactly Lew
    Lew: *glares at Solus*
    EM Bennu: Without conflict, things would be very boring.
    Flair: I must admit... it was funny
    Lew: *thinks did I just say that out loud*
    EM Bennu: I do need to figure out what we are doing for the holidays.
    EM Bennu: I have a reputation to think of.
    Flair: although I heard Lew got off on his charges
    Flair: Any thoughts on that...
    Lew: I had a good defense council
    Flair: *nods*
    EM Bennu: I think the King was relieved that Lew was found not-guilty.
    Lew: as was Lew himself
    Flair: My brother was his defense
    Lew: it's quite unnerving when you see a bloody head infront of you
    Flair: I think everyone was
    Flair: *nods*
    Flair: I do have a question for Kyronix...
    EM Bennu: The King found himself split between his faith in the Governor, and what he saw as a mistake.
    Kyronix: fire away
    EM Bennu: The trial was a necessity to settle the issue.
    Flair: was this governors system intended as a rp system mostly to bring back communities
    Kyronix: That was part of it
    Flair: Trinsic was very very busy
    Kyronix: the main goal was to provide a way for players to have a way to interface with the newly
    Kyronix: crowned King of Britannia
    Kyronix: We all know that for a long time the King was absent within the realm
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    Lew: aye
    Flair: *nods*
    Kyronix: Then we had a Queen. she didn't last very long unfortunately
    Flair: *nods*
    Kyronix: And before that we had Casca
    Kyronix: And that was a whole bag of terrible
    Flair: *shakes head yes*
    Kyronix: So when we finally had a true Britannian as our sovereign again
    Kyronix: We wanted a way for that to be real for the players
    Kyronix: And give them a way to see that he was a real part of the realm
    Flair: *nods*
    Kyronix: So the governor's council was a conduit for the citizenry to do just that
    Flair: this community has really grown and come together
    Flair: because of this system... I'm sure your very proud of it
    Kyronix: When it gives rise to great events like this
    Kyronix: It's really hard not to be
    Kyronix: *grins*
    Flair: *chuckles*
    EM Bennu: Seems like a success to me!
    Flair: So Lew.. what grand plans are in the works should you win this battle?
    Lew: we have a unique set of players there
    Lew: my plan is always the same
    Lew: to serve the citizens of Trinsic
    Lew: I would like a carpenters shop in Trinsic
    Lew: but I think that has been tabled
    Flair: Khaleesi...jump up in here too
    Flair: I'm sure you have lots of questions
    Flair: running around
    Khaleesi: Evening!
    Flair: Since you are uncontested.. how do you feel about this election?
    Khaleesi: Well it's been a quiet week... *laughs*
    Flair: and about Kyronix's system
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Khaleesi: I was planning all sorts of stuff to campaign
    Khaleesi: it's part of the fun..
    EM Bennu: Looks like a nice mix of new and old with the election so far.
    Flair: *nods it does*
    Flair: I bet your excited to work with everyone
    EM Bennu: Maybe we can get Skara Brea their governor office this term.
    EM Bennu: *sticks his tongue out*
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Khaleesi: I want to thank you, Lord Kyronix and all who helped you
    Kyronix: You're welcome
    Khaleesi: It has truly brought a wonderful touch to logging in every day
    Kyronix: Yayyy
    EM Bennu: Alright, I am being called away by Mrs. Bennu.
    EM Bennu: Have a good night everyone.
    EM Bennu: Be nice to Kyronix, he is shy.
    Khaleesi: Its truly brought the community out in front and I am projecting a Roleplay Revival this term
    Khaleesi *giggles*
    Flair: night Bennu
    Flair: Thanks for chatting with us
    Flair: So you have been with this from the start Khaleesi...
    Flair: Tell us how it has grown
    Khaleesi: *nods*
    Flair: and you thoughts for changes
    Khaleesi: Well at the onset of this... the towns were barren... people seems to just go about their business
    Khaleesi: and not really engage with one another
    Khaleesi: *motions around the room tonight*
    Khaleesi: This birthed from this I believe
    Flair: *nods*
    Khaleesi: People putting aside their differences
    Khaleesi: and coming together for a cause
    Flair: So then.. what would you add or change to the system?
    Khaleesi: well there has already been some wonderful suggestions
    Khaleesi: Keeping the towns unique..
    Khaleesi: is definitely one high on my list and keeping things in line historically
    Khaleesi: My biggest thing that I have encountered
    Khaleesi: when doing events is the trouble with grievers
    Khaleesi: I don't know the easy answer to that but would be on top of my list
    Flair: We have had trouble all night
    Flair: * nods*
    Khaleesi: Aye, as we have countless times
    Khaleesi: hours of setting up to be ruined in five minutes
    Flair: *nods*
    Flair: Kyronix.. do you know exactly when the voting stops by any chance?
    Flair: is it midnight EST?
    Kyronix: It's different for every shard
    Kyronix: The way it works is the internal clock for the stones is not updated in real time
    Kyronix: It's on a one hour loop
    Flair: ahh
    Kyronix: Every hour it checks to see if it is later then the time for the election to end
    Kyronix: it also does it on server up
    Flair: ahh
    Kyronix: so it depends
    Flair: interesting...
    Flair: never knew that really
    Flair: I was curious
    Kyronix: Doing anything in real time is expensive for the server in terms of resources
    Flair: I'm sure
    Flair: so we are hoping voting wraps up soon then
    Flair: as it is still very heated in Trinsic
    Flair: So Khaleesi... what events do you have planned
    Flair: for this term
    Khaleesi: Well let's see
    Khaleesi: We are planning a few things... that are in talks that I think will bring a unified front
    Khaleesi: with all the towns and hope that it peaks some interest
    Khaleesi: We will be starting the "Chicken Fight" extravaganza in January
    Khaleesi: *smirks*
    Khaleesi: We have had a lot of interest
    Khaleesi: we are planning a lot of "Vesper" things as well with the Vesper Vanguard
    Flair: nice
    Khaleesi: of course Valentine's day
    Khaleesi: we will need some "volunteers"
    Khaleesi: for our Date Night Auction
    Khaleesi: *grins*
    Flair: you see where Volunteering leads me too...
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Khaleesi: So stay tuned...
    Khaleesi: I know there are many lined up for a date with you
    Khaleesi: *winks*
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Flair: Seems like it's slowing down a bit it's late....
    Flair: unless I am just that popular all of a sudden
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Flair: So Lew update us on Trinsic
    Lew: it's still just too tight to call
    Lew: I'm hearing its 52.3 to 47.6
    Flair: *nods*
    Lew: I have a slight margin
    Flair: close still
    Lew: it will be till the stone cuts off
    Lew: I have a question
    Khaleesi: it's not over till it's over.. We know that from experience
    Flair: Anyone else have any questions for Kyronix about our governors system
    Lew: Kyronix
    Kyronix: Yes?
    Lew: how hard is it work on code so old
    Lew: and well
    Lew: crammed together
    Kyronix: hehe
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Kyronix: It is definitely challenging at times
    Lew: it must be a challenge
    Lew: do you have any plans to let us ride a dolphin?
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Flair: Lew...
    Kyronix: Hehe they tried that with sea horses
    Lew: what
    Kyronix: Didn't work out too well
    Lew: wait
    Lew: PETA
    Flair: *facepalm*
    Lew: *looks around*
    Atlantic: People Eating Tasty Animals?
    Lew: hey I did not ask for dolphin steaks
    Atlantic: JK
    Whitefire: could companions ever come back into game
    Whitefire: I was one
    Flair: what an evening...
    Lew: I doubt legal will allow that
    Whitefire: one guy messed that up
    Lew: I may need to get back to Trinsic
    Kyronix: Not sure what you mean, companies coming back?
    Flair: sometimes that is all it takes
    Lew: Companions
    Khaleesi: we were talking about that other night
    Whitefire: companions to the young
    Flair: *nods*
    Kyronix: Ohhh
    Kyronix: Companions
    Khaleesi Was very popular back in the early 2000s
    Whitefire: yes
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Flair: he's getting tired too
    Whitefire: I was one
    Whitefire: loved it
    Khaleesi: *giggles and hands him two strong toothpicks for his eyes*
    Khaleesi: these work great!
    Whitefire: one wanted to get paid it folded
    Flair: Hey Yosef.. get up here and chat with us... you're a first time governor
    Lew: three cheers for Yosef
    Yosef: well hello there
    Khaleesi: Yes Yosef, it's not like you to be so quiet hehe
    Flair: Tell us your experience with the system from a first time perspective
    Yosef: *flex*
    Yosef: if you don't know people you can't win
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Daphnie: that's not true Yosef!
    Yosef: *laughs*
    Flair: well come on up here and chat with us too then
    Flair: aren't you running in Moonglow
    Daphnie: yes sir
    Flair: Tell us about your experiences
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    Daphnie: I'm sort of new to Atlantic
    Daphnie: so I went the route of reaching out to passersby within the city
    Daphnie: asking for support, talking about plans to bring people back to the city
    Khaleesi: *nods*
    Flair: and how did you find our community?
    Daphnie: Julianna introduced me to Quack and then I met the amazing community of Atlantic
    Daphnie: and Khaleesi
    Kyronix: Well it has been so much fun talking with you tonight
    Kyronix: But I must take my leave
    Flair: Well thank you so much for joining us tonight
    Kyronix: good luck to all the candidates
    Khaleesi: Thank you for your time, Kyronix
    Yosef: *bye*
    Flair: *waves*
    Flair: wow
    Flair: very cool...
    Flair: *chuckles*
    Khaleesi: Thank you Flair
    Flair: Give everyone here credit... it takes a very large group to put this on
    Flair: and the candidates
    Flair: Things like this happen with the whole community
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    This was a fun night for all. I will say that this transcript was edited for spelling and the like and I know there are a few holes in it but no one is perfect. I hoped that I brought you all the bulk of the information and I would like to personally thank everyone involved with this evening and Mesanna, Lord Kyronix, and EM Bennu for coming out and joining us and participating. Until next time....