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(Player News) The Perilous Inquirer - Nineteenth Issue

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by DeadBob, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. DeadBob

    DeadBob Ancient Alien
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    The Perilous Inquirer
    November 8, 2013
    Contributors: Lupe, Kattasrophe, RueTor, Hoffs, Sprago, Victim Of Siege, Tang, Otero

    Doesn't smell "Too Bad"
    - by Lupe
    Friday evening was filled with laughter and merriment as the citizens of Siege Perilous unwound at Moonglow's Harvest Festival. Spirits were flowing freely when the game of Musical Chairs began.
    My good friend Talia told me, "As soon as I was done decorating, I got wicked pissed! I was watching the festivities, when I heard all this fuss. I turned around, and there he was, King Blackthorn himself."
    Talia tells me, it was all she could do not to stare.
    "Nothin was fallin off him, like fingers or anything, and for a
    Frenchman/Zombie, his smell was not too bad. Still... he just LOOKS different"

    This month is Diabetes Awareness Month. I, Kattasrophe, have diabetes and would like to raise awareness! So on the 14th, there is going to be a Diabetes Awareness Carnival. With Games, Prizes, Booze and more! Come learn about diabetes and the signs that lead to it. All while having fun! For details, ask within the next week.

    To receive a prize, be the first to go to the Trivia Monk on our front steps & speak the answer to this question:
    The Ultima original tune, "Stones," was written by the wife of one of Ultima's original programmers.
    What was her name?
    This week's prize will pop into your backpack.

    - by RueTor
    Hoffs: "Named and styled after my muse, Susanna Hoffs, singer/guitarist/songwriter in 80s group The Bangles."
    Sprago: "Its nothing special just a shortened version of my last name got it during high school."
    Victim of Siege: "The first character I made on Siege was Possum (George Jones fan) and he kept getting ganked whenever he
    stepped out of town. I was creating a character for the other account and I thought to myself, 'Self, if you are going to be a victim ....'"

    Perhaps the oldest PvP guild, Killing As Organized Sport [KAOS] originated as far back as AOL's Neverwinter Knights in 1993. This was before games were played over the Internet. KAOS gained widespread noteriety for posting PKs at the AOL game's login-in points, indiscriminately killing players as they logged in. The members were thought to be professionals in real life, like the infamous MERCS, who took pleasure griefing gamers in the earliest days of UO until they were permanently banned.
    - Otero

    "Happy Birthday, November 8th to our illustrious *cough* and diligent publisher, DeadBob.
    Great job! Hope you have a great day with plenty of cake and Hagen Daaz!"
    - Tang

    The Perilous Inquirer V1,19
    Vol. 1, Nineteenth Issue
    3rd house on left out the Luna south gate.
    News & Booze!
    Free current issues are on the "News" steward; Free named liquors are on the "Booze" steward.
    Back copies are free on the shop named, "Siege Droppings."
    Submission guidelines are posted on the bulletin board.
    Reporter: Kattasrophe
    Deliveries: Doug The Fugitive
    Published by the ROFLTimes.com

    ~sine die~
    #1 DeadBob, Nov 8, 2013
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  2. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins.
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    *Hums happy b-day* Have a good one, DB ;)
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  3. Blaeke

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    Actually KAAOS (Killing as an Organized Sport) originated in the late 80s on TSN/INN Shadows of Yserbius. TheMercs came out shortly after them also on TSN/INN.

    Ah... those were the days. I truly miss HYDRO, Balor and THYRM.

    - VICIOUS/Delilah the Mad/Ionya

    Oh yeah... doh! :party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DeadBob!!! Wooo hooo hooo :mf_prop::thumbup::beer:
    #3 Blaeke, Nov 8, 2013
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  4. DeadBob

    DeadBob Ancient Alien
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    Ah... those were the days. I truly miss HYDRO, Balor and THYRM.
    I remember those guys. And Nimitz. Yeh :thumbsup: they made today's griefers look like graduates of Sesame Street.
    (FYI, the MERC, Osprey, was Tang's son.)
    #4 DeadBob, Nov 8, 2013
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  5. York_Siege

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    Possible related/extended info on MERCS; When I played a game called Travian my "guild" was allied with a group that called themselves MERCS. We spoke of UO a few times and if i remember correctly, they quit playing UO because they were banned. They also got kicked off the game board too..
    This could be two different sets of people, I just thought it was weird.
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  6. Wulf2k

    Wulf2k Stratics Legend
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    The important thing to remember about 1993 is that the Spice Girls were putting immense pressure on President Gore to finish inventing the internet so that Napster could destroy the American Economy. This is what is historically known as the British Invasion. Luckily, Lars Ulrich (star of the movie Lars and the Real Girl) and the rest of his band, Pink Zeppelin, were able to slip Justin Timberlake some Rohypnol and destroy his software, Napster, while he was sleeping. Thus was coined the term "taking a Nap."

    With Napster out of the picture and the Informative Super Webway nearing completion, the intertubes were virgin soil for the seeds of online gaming. The source code of Zork was re-purposed to create a multiplayer demo and Halo 2 was born. Some scholars contend that multiplayer gaming existed before Halo 2, but rigorous scientific studies have concluded that they were in fact just wtfpwned newbs and should be ignored.
    #6 Wulf2k, Nov 14, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
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  7. Spiffykeen

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    Wasn't that source code written in runic?
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