January 15, 2004 with Linz
MUME Meeting special by Sarinda
- The Second Austrian Mume Meeting in Linz, Dec 20-21, 2003
After having planned the 2nd mume meeting for a very short time in advance
only, it started at December 20, noon, at Linz University from where labbing
is also possible! Although several non-Austrian mumers planned to come as
well, it turned out to be an Austrians-only meeting due to bad luck which
some possible participants had to face (Luke managed to get injured
a few days before, Kegger's plans had changed - his plane home left
on the 20th, Tadej & friends had some troubles, too, unfortunately,
...). Nevertheless, Eder, Gomtuu, Nisrri, Icebear,
Blackfox, Arak, Kogan, Goorg, and Sarinda
had a lot of fun meeting each other again, respectively meeting new players.
When all had finally arrived, a puke session was started which ended in a
stonedoor trap with the death of three characters (which were rather low-levels
and naked, though, for the reason that Austria has some people who fell fo
r the dark side). Having discussed the events while having some coffee, the
decision was taken to join the dark side as the whole group. Some trolls of
different levels (from 42 down to 6) as well as Sarinda's bob-slave,
also known as BN, ran around noisily and managed to kill an *elf* in the name
of Sauron while loosing a high-level troll in Necro to the group of Bagger/Oropher.
After spamming around, xping the lowbies and having some more fun, they joined
the portal group which managed to kill five well-known puke fellows in Dark
Tower, among them Bagger. Only #1 warlord Oropher escaped the
deadly surprise... Revenge was taken, lost xp gained back; so, the group decided
to concentrate on real life and to get food before going to the Christmas
Market in Linz (which could be seen as a difficult matter due to insane fog
in this city. Mume fog is *nothing* against that....). After that, the guys
from Linz prepared self-made "Glühwein" which tasted r eally great! Special
thanks in this matter to Goorg (He owns a huge dog which could easily
be mistaken for a pack leader!) who made the cooking possible, to Kogan
who did most of the cooking and to Eder's very patient non-mume girlfriend
who had to deal with a lot of freaks this evening! After having had a relaxing
night and breakfast at McDonalds, we came together again for a short trip
in mume before going to the Ars Electronica Centre which offers very interesting
technological things to look at and to test! Unfortunately, time was running
fast and the group split up again Sunday afternoon.
I want to thank all people who organised the meeting (especially the guys
from Linz) and made it a wonderful event! It was great to meet the other Austrian
mumers (although several were missing due to private reasons as well) who
spend a lot of time in this game as many others do! There has already been
the thought of organising another meeting this summer. If this is the case,
we are all looking forward to meet again and hope for participants from other
countries as well!
In the name of the Austrian mumers,
- There is a lot of nice pictures about the Meeting in Linz. We hope to have
them up here as soon as possible!
- Level updates: Our highest level elf Elestir Moonlight has
unretired. Back in action Elestir has already gained one level closer to 100,
8 levels to go and he will be the first on the white side. Lowyn Laramir
the last Rider of Calenardhon has lost one level, from 80 to level 79.
- Whine update: Everything is starting out fine at the beginning of
the new year. Nothing special to mention here. Well, we can hope, this will
be the first and the last time ...
- One thing people did whine about were the number of reboots and
crashes recently, hopes are these are signs of active coders and
improvements to come!
- Maias Oin (Va) and Arla (Vm) were promoted as was Rashnak
(Ms). Retiring were Vm Axel, Alkar and Yants.
- Birthdays: 15. Jan -
Thilax's little daughter will be 7 month old, 16. Jan. - Rza,
17. Jan. - Diamonium and his twin brother, 22. Jan. - Crazack
and Saeth, 28. Jan. - Durmegil and Relim, 01. Feb. -
Loreth, 04. Feb. - Rebel, 06. Feb. - Spokus, 12. Feb.
- Freyja, 14. Feb. - Nazgum.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of the
staff at ElvenRunes!!!