Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Overlord’s Pet Thread

This proposal passed, so as a game action the Overlord should, at his leisure, choose his favorite from the list of pet names submitted by our Henchmen.

Comments

Rodlen:

05-20-2008 01:58:55 UTC

That proposal failed to define in the ruleset what the evil pet is, and how it is decided, so the Overlord has nothing to choose.

Plus, that proposal has no close, and, because that was not defined in the ruleset, admins can’t correct it, meaning it stays with the requirement that the proposal has a close, and a close is not defined in the ruleset.

Rodlen:

05-20-2008 01:59:37 UTC

And by it, I mean the obvious typo.

Rodlen:

05-20-2008 02:03:15 UTC

I mean

2nd paragraph: First it: Typo

2nd paragraph: Second it: proposal

jay:

05-20-2008 02:05:17 UTC

The meaning of “close” is obvious, and just because a pet doesn’t have defined actions doesn’t mean it’s not allowed to exist.

This proposal passed by a large majority of players that participated.

This sort of pedantic asshattery oversteps your bounds as administrator and will drive the few remaining players away.

Rodlen:

05-20-2008 02:23:47 UTC

Okay, the second part of my rant was just crazy, but the first part…well…The (rather inactive) Overlord must choose an undefined Evil Pet from a list of choices.

Now, nothing can modify that Evil Pet, as it is not part of the ruleset.  In fact, the Evil Pet fails to exist.

I’ll sticky this.

jay:

05-20-2008 02:32:52 UTC

It was meant to be harmless, transitory, and not part of the rules. I agree it might have been better to define the useless pet first by proposal, or specify that it was a transient game object. My third line above was over the top, I (and everybody) appreciate all the adminning. Your attention to the rules is a reason you’re doing it and I’m not.

Kevan:

05-20-2008 09:41:55 UTC

I don’t see how this is any different to “the Overlord shall pick a number from one to ten”. No, we’re not tracking the Evil Pet, but we can still give out DICE10 MS to a Henchman of the Overlord’s choice.

Rodlen:

05-20-2008 15:56:33 UTC

Well, the Overlord still has to pick a pet.