Archive for September, 2010

Bonus for Arrests

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

To encourage the good work of Metropol/Knights in arresting criminals, they you will now get a bonus of 80G$ for each criminal they arrest.
If the criminal is their captive at the time of the arrest, they will get the bonus directly credited to their bank account.

Business Auction Update at KOS

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

The Ireem Library auction was won by Davey Spanton. Congratulations. The other auctions currently open are:
a) Law Office (req.genuine interest in the RP role and knowledge of legal terms).
b) Pottery Shop(req: genuine interest in RP role)
c) Chapel Tower (req: genuine interest in RP role. Priests Only).

Drama Box Reminder (KOS)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Just a reminder that we keep KoS a drama-free zone. If you start an argument OOC in local chat – you can either move it to IMs or use the teleport at the main gate to go to the Drama Box with the people involved in it and settle down the argument there, so the rest of us – who don’t really want to participate – can still enjoy the in-character roleplay 😉
Once you enter the SIM and teleport down to Ireem, you are meant to be in-character all the time. No exceptions. Thank you for understanding.


– Players are required to be polite and respectful OOC.
– All the roleplay is consensual.
– In fact if you show to be the lovely funny person that you are OOC (private IMs), you will be surprised to see how other players will feel much more comfortable with roleplaying with you.
– Anyway sometimes people simply do not get along. In that case, it is better to RP ban the person and avoid interaction. That will work both ways.
– If you see someone breaking TOS or rules (written by us) submit an admin report.

Frozen Bank Accounts

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Script is updated. Now if you are detained by Metropol (for Nomos) or Knights (for KOS), your bank account will be completely frozen and you won’t be able to have any access, including checking balance, until your trial is completed.
So hurry up and find a lawyer 😉
People in unconscious /defeated state will also not be able to use the ATM/Money Lender chest.

Big Guns and new Weapons at Nomos

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

We added for sale:
-MP4.5 (Rebel and Enforcer), Kitty Rifle,  and Alien M41A: type MACHINE_GUN
–  Mini-Terminator, SuperMarine and WarSaw A50S: type HMG
– Sniper Rifle: type LONG_RANGE
–  Flame Thrower and Experiment V2: type SPECIAL_GUN
Also a Nomos version of the reaper:
– Power Scyth: type LONG_SWORD
If you have questions, feel free to ask 🙂

Business Auction Update in KOS

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The auction for Carpet store was won by Fay Farshore.
Auction is still running for these stores:
– Ireem Library (req: genuine interest in RP and 1 event a month)
– Law Offices (req: genuine interest in RP role and knowledge of law terms)
If you wish any of this role, the auction books are available outside the stores and you can place your bids. The auction will close 24 hours after the highest bid.

Business Auctions open at KOS

Monday, September 27th, 2010

We just opened the auction for the following businesses:
a) Ireem Library (genuine interest in RP and 1 event a month)
b) Carpet Store (genuine interest in RP role)
c) Law Offices (genuine interest in RP role and knowledge of law terms)
If you wish any of this role, the auction books are available outside the stores and you can place your bids. The auction will close 24 hours after the highest bid.

SGS Version 0.80 is out!

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Please upgrade your SGS HUD and Meter. In the version 0.80 there are some back-end code improvements  and small bugfixes.
We replaced the /disguised gesture with /hide gesture (that is even more condensed) – that is to hide your race/clan/job and discourage meter reading and favor RP interaction. It is really up to you how much info you want to show in your meter.
Free Upgrades are available at the entrance. Find the Game Room, and the sign with “Upgrade” on it.
Thank you.

Clarification about the “disguised” meter option

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

There has been some confusion regarding the wording “Disguised mode” as it appears in the meter. This was only ever supposed to indicate that the disguised function of the meter had been turned on by the player. This option was added so that a player could hide their RP information from other players in order to promote better RP and discourage meter reading I.e. a player meets someone they have never met before in the sim, reads their meter and says  “Hi how long have you been a Demon“.
This function has however been misinterpreted to mean “I am now wearing a physical disguise, so you cannot recofnise me” Obviously SL is a visual medium, if you want to hide something then you need to do it in world. We think the confusion is cause by actually having the Words “Disguised” in the Meter, so we have removed it in the hope that it will go back to being a simple RP aid.

Crime Reports – Verify Amounts

Friday, September 24th, 2010

When you submit a crime report or – if you are Metropol – you investigate a report, please also verify the amount of the damage or robbery if anything was reported. There was an incident at KOS of someone charged of 20,000G$. (aehm).
Anyway, now the board with current investigations  will also show the amount of the crime. If  after investigation, the amount is found incorrect, please dismiss the report and ask the victim/witness to submit a new one with the correct info. Thank you.

Time for Auction!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

There are currently 6 auctions going on at Nomos.  Market is full!
You can now bid for auction to buy: buzz pills, a beautiful wedding gown (getting married soon?),  1-DAY Immunity Scroll from the Metropol,  Used Pair of Panties (?!), Etho Juice Drink and a Vaccine!
Make your bids today! Items don’t last long 🙂
Items can only be bought or sold with G$ (Nomos  game money).

Privacy Preferences

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Did you set all the privacy settings so  your profile is now hidden from search? Did you send an IM and never get a reply from either me or Baal? The new Viewer 2.0 doesn’t allow people search on those who kept their profile hidden. I keep trying to contact people with hidden profile and no chance to reply back. So just be aware that it is what you really want to. – to never get a reply back from us 😉

Auction – Selling anything?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Do you wish to sell something or .. someone for auction? Now you can use those computers at the Market and start an auction. Highest bidder will win. The auction close after 24 hours of no further bids. Game money (G$) only. In-character items only. Thank you 🙂

Combat Hover Cars and Combat Bikes

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

So if you are up for testing, feel free to rent for G$1 the combat hover cars. You can go in couple – shoot at other cars – you can be shot from pedestrians and you can collide with them and damage their meters. Your passenger can shoot at other taxi. You can damage other bikes. If you lose, your car will blow up in an explosion and you will be ejected with no damage. Anyway, if you find bugs, please let me know.
Thank you!

Jury Trial

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Feel free to use it and help us with further testing.
We are adding a draft/notecard with some information. If you wish to be a lawyer, then it is probably something that you should get familiar with.
IM Kora if you have questions or you are reporting a bug.
Thank you.

Jury Trial – Draft

Initial draft of the Jury Trial. Please feel free to use it and do further testing.
Much appreciated. 🙂

Some technical information here:

If you committed a crime, you will need to be ‘arrested’ for those crimes.
At the Metropol (in Nomos) or Knight HQ (for KOS) there is an Auto-Arrest .
When you get captured by Knights or Metropol, you may be asked to click on the ‘Auto-Arrest’

When you are formally arrested, your meter will become ‘Property of: Metropol’ or ‘Property of: Knights’
Also a trial will open for you. While in this stage, you won’t be able to use the bank. Your funds will be locked.
You won’t be able to fight.

You should hire a lawyer and go to trial. But you can also represent yourself if you wish to do so.
A skilled lawyer will surely make you save some legal fees, so it is always your best choice if you are a defendant.

Go to the Court Room. Click on the Machine/Jar to start your trial.
Either the defendant or the lawyer can do that.

If you wish to avoid the Jury Trial, you can simply plead GUILTY, and the full legal fee will be deducted from your account and you will sentenced to jail (technically you won’t be released right away – but you will have to wait 15 more minutes).

If you wish to proceed with Jury Trial, an announcement in the SIM will be made for Jury Selection. Willing jurors should approach and come closer to the Court Room to have best chances to be picked as Jurors.

5 Jurors will be selected randomly from the players in the SIM . If you are summoned for Jury Duty, please sit at your designated seat in the Jury.
If you are summoned and don’t show  upyou will be charged a small fine (15G$). If you accept to partecipate to Jury Duty, you will be compensated with 50G$.

If some of the Jurors don’t show up, the Trial can still start, as long as 3 Jurors are present.
If it is less than 3, the trial will be VOIDED and you will have to try it again at another time.

In our trial prosecutors or witnesses may be present, but not a requirement.
For the current law, you are GUILTY until you are proven NOT GUILTY.
All the burden to prove your innocence is on your defense lawyer. (or yourself if you decided to represent yourself).

When the lawyer has completed his in-character closing argument, then he will click on the trial machine, and the jurors will voteGUILTY or NOT GUILTY.

If all jurors vote the defendant NOT GUILTY,  the defendant will be released without fee and an apology.

If all jurors vote the defendant GUILTY, the defendant will pay full fee (and a lawyer discount will apply) and will be sentenced with a short detention in jail (practically you won’t be released right away, but you will be kept ‘property of ‘ status for 15 more minutes). Hopefully you will roleplay your short detention in jail. Anyway you will have to go to jail to be released for good. Go and find a’Release Form’ to ‘sign’.

If some jurors will find defendant guilty and others not guilty, you will be found GUILTY with extenuating circumstances and will pay an amount of legal fee based on your ‘Guilt Rate’ and your Lawyer Skill Level. The math behind these calculations is quite complex, so don’t worry for now.

In the Jury with Trial, all your previous crimes will be cleared up and pay, and you will never get processed for the same crime twice.

If you wish to become a Lawyer, please sign up for Skill Training at the Lawyer office.
You will receive 3 lawyer items to be used during the trial.

Feel free to start to use the Jury Trial and report bugs to Kora Zenovka.

Pantry refills

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

For RP Business Owners: if you found that your pantry of food/drinks has been refilled, it is because Kora is still tweaking the code.

Mosquitoes Season

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Mosquito Season

The hot summer has once again brought upon us the Mosquito season, this year they seem even more aggressive than last year when the hospital wards were full of victims. Bellow are a few handy hints on what to do in case of Mosquito attack:
1. Don’t panic !
2. Do you have a fly swat ?
Yes ? Then you are well on the way to seeing of the little pest.
No ? Then you need to head on down to the Carpenters Store and pick up a fly swat without delay.
Its too late I have been bitten ?
Ok once again
1. Don’t Panic !
2. Do you have a vaccine ?
Yes?  then no problem, just swallow that stuff as quick as you can and you are done.
No?  then you need to head on down to the Alchemist shop who I am informed has made up a fresh batch of Vaccine ready for this season.
3. I am told that a Merchant recently had stolen some large storage jars. These were destined for the Alchemist as they contained a substance from which the Vaccine is produced, along with various other items. But the thief, a crafty little man, has hidden them in various locations around the sim.
If you are lucky enough to discover one of these Jars on your journeys then :
1. They have been sealed tight and you will need to smash them open.
2. You will need to head off to the Blacksmiths shop and if you are lucky he may sell you a hammer that will help you gain access to the impossibly durable Jars.
3. If  you should be lucky enough to discover within one of the Jars the substance needed to mix make the Vaccine then:
4. Once again you will need to head on down to the Alchemists store to get it mixed up and ready for use.
Here’s wishing you a bite free season, good swatting.

Technical Info you should know about:
– if a mosquito is chasing you and you have no fly swat, run to a crowd. Mosquitoes will likely attack someone else when there is more bodies to feed on ; -)
– the vaccine will last until the end of any given month. So if you get vaccinated today, you may get bitten, but not infected until the end of this month. You may need at most one vaccine every month.
– mosquitoes will die at a certain point, if you don’t kill them. But they will likely bite the last person before to die.

Metropol Bots update

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

If your criminal record is quite long and you are a repetitive felon, you may be interested to know that the Metropol bots are now programmed *NOT* to come after you for the next 24 hours after your latest trial.
And if you need training on how to defeat a bot, you may want the training bot at the Skyway Arena.

RP Business in Nomos

Friday, September 10th, 2010

If you are interested in any RP store in Nomos , please contact Beast Theas and he will help you out 😉

Wanted Board (KOS)

Friday, September 10th, 2010

When you are on the Wanted Board for committed crimes, you MUST assume that there are proofs and witnesses.
You cannot simply opt out by saying that nobody saw you and won’t play along with that roleplay.
You have to deal with this by keeping it in character.
If you don’t want to roleplay to be caught, then committing crime is not for you 🙂
If you don’t want to lose a fight, then fighting is not for you.
But if you do engage in those, you will also have to play along and face consequences in-character.