from goldenbrewtavern.com Highlights of the Meet and Greet 1) The current EM arc will be wrapped up during the next several weeks. We will start with a new arc, with some familiar faces and some new faces, after that. 2) The next couple of weeks are likely to be slow in terms of events. 3) EM Seppo will be going on vacation from August 24th till August 30th. EM Pallando will be around. 4) EM Pallando announced that, throughout the coming week, citizens interested in gathering information about Trubo for Lady Dawn will be able to do so. 5) Cloak of Silence are likely to be handed out again in future, along with the pies. A note regarding M&G’s in Felucca Meet and Greets are a great opportunity to converse with the event moderators and present your point of view on things. This time the gathering was held in Felucca so that all players can attend, regardless of their hue. However, some chose to treat the gathering as a Yew gate PvP session. This not only resulted in them losing the opportunity to participate but also wasted our time. We have no problems with people indulging in PvP at an event in Felucca. However, there is a time and place for everything and it is definitely not an appropriate time when we have specifically requested against it. In case there is some prevailing confusion, fighting outside of the house and preventing others from entering was not the point. Shortsightedness can be a curse. ------------------------------------ My meeting notes: Having a 'light weekend' after all the current scenario events, EM Seppo and EM Pallando decided to hold a Meet & Greet to get some feedback and to say Hello to the Baja residents, as the last Meet & Greet had been several months ago. At the earlier Meet & Greets, people had asked for events with 'more deaths', and laughingly announced, 'I think that request has been fulfilled.' Then went on to discuss the current 'transition period' with Stygian Abyss soon to be released, and current loose threads to wrap up before then so there may be more SA focused events ... including 'a new place to die!', and more events on both facets. The next couple of weeks may be slow for events as EM Seppo is going to disappear in the mountains for a vacation the last week of August and will not be reading email or messages during that time, however EM Pallando will be around and 'on duty'. EM Pallando, beginning tomorrow and throughout the week those interested will be able to follow up on Dawn's request for more information on Trubo by asking townsfolk such as the guard, and other NPCs including the workers at the Faire Grounds . As we have done in the past, we will report whatever we discover, not to the thief master this time, but to Dawn. And, unlike the thief master, Dawn does not require us to request a 'task'. A more complete announcement will be on EM Seppo and EM Pallando's official website, goldenbrewtavern.com, Monday. The EMs congratulated those who fought against the mercenaries ... 'A well fought and very hard earned victory. EM Pallando reminded us, 'Remember mercenaries are driven back, scattered and leaderless, but things may not just be done yet.' We were told all shadowlords remain, but 'this arc is coming to a close with the coming of Stygian Abyss and a new one will open up.' A question and answer session was opened: Q: When is the next mercenary fight? A: The mercenaries have been defeated. The mercenaries in Casca's employ have been utterly defeated, and the leaders are dead, and the Blue Scorpions were driven back to Tokuno. Q: Is the Casca event over? A: No, Casca is very much king still. Casca is indeed not over and done with. Q: Is there going to be more done with the trade thing that started with Gideon? A: Yes, we planned to use Gideon, it's just difficult to say when, though, not enough time to use him. Q: Has a winner for the Faire Grounds Expansion Contest been chosen? A: We are going to combine the two, as was suggested by most people. Q: Have the EMs been enjoying their time on Baja? A: Yes! Definately! I get to spawn ninjas on people. (Pallando) Q: I'm curious about blackrock information, is there going to be more about it? Will we actually be able to use it? A: That is a dev thing. Q: Will there be more events by the Thief Master? A: Yes. There were several questions regarding the EMs attire EM Seppo reminded us he started 'the bandana trend of Fall 2009' The EMs then asked for suggestions for future events. The crowd's replies included: Fishing Boat race Chicken fights A survival event A maze event Small events when the bigger events have died down An event celebrating SA A celebration for the EMs first anniversary in December The EMs brought up they have been discussing a celebration for the victory against the mercenaries, and perhaps they could use the crowd's suggestion of events during that celebration, then again reminded us there will be future handouts for the Cloaks of Silence and Mesanna's Cream Pies.EM Seppo stated, 'There might be a taming event in the near future.', and that he keeps meaning to drop in on Sunday Night Taming Hour, however the usual time is very inconvenient for him. A suggestion was made that Toni Fierce, GM of [M!S], be contacted about arranging a taming hour around the EMs schedules. With that, the Meet & Greet concluded. ------------------------------------ While EM Seppo and EM Pallando did not mention this, I would like to remind everyone that guilds and individuals are more than encouraged to host events, too, such as the recent Nude Dungeon Run that was sponsored by The Newbies In Training.