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Boarding Groups.

Discussion in 'Toontown General Discussion' started by Crazy Fireball, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Hello guys.

    A Few days ago - kathy and I Where talking about about boarding groups, and how they could help in the sunday events. We where talking about how trish used to sort the groups, i guess she could do that again - but she said it was to stressfull (well i think trish gets strees looking at me :D)... anyway.. we could pick someone elce, We thought Elga, Fangs or bob could do it, they are what we see as leaders or helpers.

    I would say that we try this at least once when they let out the boarding groups.. we should sort it one time and you get who you get, who cares if you dont like them? We should try it, if it works, we should stick to it and if it dosnt, forget i spoke :D

  2. Squeaker

    Squeaker Guest

    Actually, those names came up as the least likely to try to please everyone! Anyone trying to make others happy is just going to end up ticked off themselves. I don't think there is a perfect solution - some weeks are always going to go better than others. Just the nature of the game.
  3. Trish

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    The following is my opinion only.

    It is too stressful for ANYONE, not just me. Hile covered for me once, Elga several times. Both said things like 'I don't know how you put up with it' when I returned. And after a while of putting up with it, I started thinking, why? I'm not having fun anymore and that's what this was supposed to be about.

    So while it's great y'all are still talking and thinking about it, seriously.. I wouldn't want to do this to anyone. That's why I still do it :lick:

    As for who you named.. Wolfie has been known to disappear from Stratics and our runs for a month or more at a time, with no communication. And Bob's still pretty new to our group.. while that shouldn't matter it really does, because if you're setting up groups, there are just some people who cannot get along, and I keep them apart at all costs. Not just for their sake but for everyone's, as some can suck the fun right out of a run. It's a shame some make me have to do this, especially since they're adults, but *sigh* gotta do what ya gotta do. I don't know Bob well, but I do know he doesn't put up with people's crap, and when it comes to this, you really DO have to put up with people's crap. Not all of it but still.
  4. Fangs McWolf

    Fangs McWolf Guest

    No thank you. I would rather not go to an early stress related grave.
  5. YoungUn

    YoungUn Guest

    Boarding groups I think are an excellent solution for many of the random problems we have in Toontown. However, I don't think it is the answer for the Sunday runs.
    It is very stressful for the person who is organizing it. And people want to get cliquish and play/not play with others. And Trishy still does some organizing and she still rocks. :X But just not the extent it used to be.
    The last few times I've gone I've greatly enjoyed the increased speed of loading since we don't have groups. I know we have some problems occasionally, but any time you get more than one person in one place, occasionally there will be problems.
    Overall I think we have a wonderful, caring, supportive group who is capable of loading a danged elevator without having to have someone tell them how to do it. Most weeks.
  6. that answered that. to stressful :p

    A friend who probally wishes to remain annyonoums told me that voleenteers could work... i posted this..

    I was wondering if i could try and help voluenteer the Sunday event, i wont mind the stress because one, im a kid and two my life is a bunch of stress - dont want to get to into it but its like hell.

    I Can give it a try and help you out if you want to.
  7. Fangs McWolf

    Fangs McWolf Guest

    Said it before and I'll say it again. There are times when I've loaded with someone I don't like but when on a Stratics run, the rule of thumb is "play for the team, not for the mean."

    It could be. If there are some randoms trying to run with us, then someone (assigned or designated) could form a boarding group that would include a few of the randoms. Then that group could go which should cut down on the shuffling. Of course if there are like a dozen or so randoms, then hop districts. But just a few and it should work. (Should work because you just know some people are gonna still find a reason to shuffle anyways.)

    Yeah like me giving you grief for a certain task for 400 buildings... :lick:

    We certainly do. It's been a lot less stressful (at least for me) to go on runs where I know that everyone has some idea how to play. Not "bike horn on a level 12" type stuff. :)
  8. Yes but didnt you say in another topic its fun to use a squirt flower on a level 12? :lick:
  9. Trish

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    Our goal isn't to accomodate the randoms, Wolfie, never has been. I'm not about to change everything we do to accomodate randoms.
  10. Granjell

    Granjell Guest

    I think Wolfie meant it as a way to get any few randoms out of the way early, so they wouldn't confuse more than one group. Perhaps volunteers to go with a "random-loaded" group would make sense. We all have a sense of adventure sometime....
  11. Fangs McWolf

    Fangs McWolf Guest

    True but the squirt flower is a magic gag!

    I was thinking more along the lines of clearing the randoms out so that everyone else could get on and go without any problems, instead of everyone leaving to regroup in another district.
  12. Sarcatstic

    Sarcatstic Guest

    I think boarding will be the best thing to hit toontown since cash hq. But why would i want to miss the milling around and running in circles of all the toons for the sunday runs? I'm going to like it alot in river vps and even some cfos there but I really don't think it would be that great for a site run?

    A few of us that hang back now on most runs I think give the wrong impression many times. Most know by now that i play two toons in vps and will take two for a cfo but its about filling the el not getting 2 unites. So if i have two i have to wait to see if a load is short? Others stay back to see if there is going to be a short crew to cfo. To me its all about your comfort level in a boss fight. Im good to go with two people each with two toons. LOL. But for me to have the most fun in a vp i want to play two toons, in a cfo i want one toon to play.

    back to subject!

    I think trish can just f9, print the pics and then count? That way we dont have to stay in one spot and make it easy for her!:lick:
  13. Fangs McWolf

    Fangs McWolf Guest

    Or everyone could follow the simple guidelines and make it as stress free as possible for our institution destined leader. :)
  14. Thats what I have been saying all along. Well put Fangs!
  15. *Randomly barges into the conversation*

    So ... I'm really pissed off with boarding in general (nothing to do anybody here--I'm sure that's refreshing!) and in my half asleep, very irate state, my solution is that, in order to ditch randoms and keep our district, somebody boards with all the randoms and then disconnects and SCREWS THEM ALL OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!



    That is all ...

    And I mean this jokingly (mostly, that is!)(?????????).

    I just got screwed twice today going in with randoms and I'm having a bit of a cow about it, lol.

    Guess I'll just have to get back into the groove and remember to show up for runs with all ya'll. ;)

    *Exits quietly back into obscurity*
  16. Fangs McWolf

    Fangs McWolf Guest

    I don't like it. I know you're saying it out of anger and likely don't mean it, but still, I don't like it. It's a rather sad approach to take and I certainly discourage anyone (especially if they are using a McWolf toon) from doing it.
  17. Little Sadie

    Little Sadie Guest

    Fangs, she said she was joking. LOL!
  18. Lol, joking or not, still he could put his opinion out there :)
  19. Little Sadie

    Little Sadie Guest

    And she hers. Actually I was just pointing out that her post said she was kidding.
  20. Oh lol. well i posted that when i first woke up so i was like... :confused:
  21. LOL well ... yes I was joking and yes I was just irritated. Didn't mean to be a drama mama again, lol.

    It is, technically, a solution, I suppose.

    But no, I do NOT actually want to hurt all the little random cold callers out there. We should definitely be proactive and help when we can, but I don't think being mean to anybody is a plan, good or bad or otherwise. And yes, Trish, I do understand that the point of Stratics is NOT to go out of our way to help randoms on our boss runs, so I'm not really saying that either ... :p:D

    I was just ranting, I suppose.

    I do not condone screwing anybody over in TT (or the RoW, either, for that matter), period, ever, end of story, goodbye.

    Besides, if it wasn't for gracious people like yourselves I would not have ever made it through a boss battle, period.

    Thank you for listening to my rants and my opinions and ... putting up with them? lol

    I'm in a crazy, crazy, crazy mood right now, so ... yeah ...