DRC / Liaison Meeting

Date: 2006-11-08
Location: Uruto (A neighbourhood)
Logged By: DRC Liaisons

Eleri:
Shorah, Marie! It’s been a while!
Marie Sutherland waves
Vortmax waves
CAGrayWolf:
Shorah Marie
Marie Sutherland:
so many duties, so little time
CAGrayWolf:
Know that feeling
Eleri:
running frantic, hmm?
Marie Sutherland:
pretty much, yes.
Marie Sutherland:
But such is life. How are things with you all?
Eleri:
goodgood.
Marie Sutherland:
I believe Kodama will be coming. Engberg is on the surface, and Laxman is occupied.
Vortmax:
Dr. Kodama is always good for a laugh. :)
Eleri:
don’t let him hear you say that ;) You’ll blow his cover
CAGrayWolf:
Shorah Dr Kodama
Vortmax:
Greetings
Dr. Kodama:
hello
Eleri:
Hihi!
Vortmax:
Sooooo…. Where to start?
Eleri:
yer stuck with the five of us for another 6 months :)
Dr. Kodama:
I suppose we are.
Vortmax:
I guess first I’d like to know if you have any news for us, things the explorers should know.
Marie Sutherland:
I see that. No complaints from me. You all did a great job at working with what you were given.
Dr. Kodama:
Then lets get on with the future.
Dr. Kodama:
Marie are you leading this or am I?
Marie Sutherland:
Some kind of official announcement? No. We don’t have any.
Marie Sutherland:
At least not at this time.
Dr. Kodama:
Then we’re done?
CAGrayWolf starts to laugh
Vortmax laughs
Marie Sutherland:
I do have other things to discuss, though, if you’d like to cover that now.
Vortmax:
What did I say? :P
CAGrayWolf:
I would
Vortmax nods his head
Dr. Kodama:
Very good.
Marie Sutherland:
I’ve been trying to keep up with the forums, even without time to get into the various discussions.
Eleri:
it’s been semi organized chaos, as usual
CAGrayWolf:
I have a hard time keeping up … and I have the time.
Marie Sutherland:
I’ve seen that some folks want to lock the liaisons into a specific role of just being strictly between the DRC and the explorers.
Marie Sutherland:
Personally, I don’t agree with that idea.
CAGrayWolf claps his hands
Vortmax:
Are you saying you’d like to see us continue working with Cyan and GameTap on their projects?
Eleri:
I figured, we’ll end up going where we’re needed
Marie Sutherland:
I think of the liaisons’ job as “information dissemination”. You don’t merely work for the DRC, even though we are the ones that initially asked for you.
Marie Sutherland:
I see the liaisons as helping people who have information connect with the people that want that information.
Marie Sutherland:
The town halls are a great example.
Vortmax:
So really, a more general information-facilitation job (for lack of a better term).
Marie Sutherland:
The town halls haven’t solely been with the DRC.
Marie Sutherland:
The upcoming Town Hall with the Great Tree folks is an excellent example.
Vortmax nods his head
Marie Sutherland:
In that case, the information that they have that people want is information about the Great Tree members themselves.
CAGrayWolf:
We have semi-discussed having TH with groups that are quite active in the cavern, starting with The Great Tree. How do you feel about this?
Marie Sutherland:
I don’t have a problem with that continuing in the future.
Marie Sutherland:
Comments?
CAGrayWolf:
Sorry, you just answered that. *blush*
Eleri:
I think that’ll work just fine. If groups know they can come to us, to help them connect with others
Vortmax:
I like this. That way we’re open to everyone, regardless of which “faction” they’re in.
CAGrayWolf:
Exactly my feelings as well.
Eleri:
hmm. Maybe wee need to be known as Cavern Liaisons then
CAGrayWolf:
That would probably be less confusing.
Vortmax:
Tweek is on his way
Eleri:
so people don’t keep trying to pin us down.
Marie Sutherland:
I think we’re all on the same page, then.
Marie Sutherland:
That isn’t a bad idea, Eleri.
Vortmax:
I like that too
CAGrayWolf:
Agreed
Eleri:
not that I mind being a DRC pipeline, but that way were’re not limited
Eleri:
that should probably come as an official sort of announcement of change from you guys, hmm…
Marie Sutherland:
Helping us spread information around the Cavern will still be one of your roles (primarily by hosting the Town halls for now)
Dr. Kodama:
We’ll have to think about that one.
Dr. Kodama:
I don’t know about the name change.
Eleri:
you guys percolate it on your end. no sense rushing in
Eleri:
speaking of spread of information…
Marie Sutherland:
Agreed. We’ll discuss it further.
CAGrayWolf:
I just feel better that we have a clearer idea of what to do and continue doing.
Eleri:
we should probably touch on the Great Tree issue. Since it looks like someone tried to stir up trouble though misinformation there…
Dr. Kodama:
What now?
CAGrayWolf:
Apparently (rumor) the DRC burned their jackets.
CAGrayWolf:
Shorah Tweek
Vortmax:
It’s come out that it was a hoax though
Eleri:
which they now know was a hoax, but somone they trusted passed it off as real.
Dr. Kodama:
Who?
Eleri:
no idea
Marie Sutherland:
I saw it. I’m not sure who started the rumor, but it didn’t even seem like dignifying it with a response was appropriate.
Dr. Kodama:
Well we can’t control everything that is said anyway.
Eleri:
and I betcha they won’t be trusting them anymore.
CAGrayWolf:
Astar would not release his sourse … which I can understand.
Dr. Kodama:
So be it. There are liars in the world.
Tweek:
my appologise, I had some trouble getting down here.
Marie Sutherland:
It was bound to be discovered to be hoax soon enough on its own.
Eleri:
mostly, it bugs me that someoone would be trying to fan old flames
Marie Sutherland:
Hello, Tweek.
Dr. Kodama:
I’m sure there will be more lies in the future.
Dr. Kodama:
Tweek…
Tweek:
hi
CAGrayWolf:
This is true
Vortmax:
Right, we’re worried this is a sign that perhaps more will be trying to stir up old conflicts.
Dr. Kodama:
I’m sure they will.
Vortmax:
It’s something you should be aware of, if nothing else.
CAGrayWolf:
unfortunately … along with mis-conception and mis-understandings.
Dr. Kodama:
Not everyone is a friend of the DRC. I’m fine with that.
Eleri:
as far as I can tell, the GT people are ready to start anew. Thing have changed, no sense holding onto old beliefs that may not fit
Marie Sutherland:
Shall we move on to something more positive?
CAGrayWolf:
I would like to ask … will the DRC be available for any TH’s before the cavern reopens?
Vortmax:
Yes, we’d like at least one, if possible
CAGrayWolf:
Perhaps along the lines of touching base and what you all have been working on.
Eleri:
just so pople don’t fret you’ve been packed off by Bahro
Marie Sutherland:
Yes. We would like one more to discuss the upcoming changes to the Cavern.
CAGrayWolf:
and/or any updates.
Eleri:
that’ll be an exciting one
Marie Sutherland:
WE’re not sure of the exact timing, with our current schedules.
CAGrayWolf:
Agreed
Dr. Kodama:
Not this month.
Vortmax:
And, of course, time is short for everyone right now
Marie Sutherland:
My best estimate is that it would be sometime during the first week of December (4th - 8th)
CAGrayWolf:
How about we work on TH schedules and then submit a few dates to you. You can then let us know what works best for you all.
Marie Sutherland:
We’ll provide a more specific time frame as soon as we can.
CAGrayWolf:
Ok, first part of Dec
Vortmax:
Okay, first week of December should be good. Right before the grand re-opening :D
Marie Sutherland:
Which brings me to my next point, actually.
Marie Sutherland:
There are changes coming to the Cavern, as you’re aware.
CAGrayWolf:
In the mean time, I would like to focus some attention of groups that will be involved with cavern life … like TGT. I feel this will help newer explorers get accustomed to these people/groups.
Tweek:
Changes?
CAGrayWolf:
*perk*
Tweek:
good idea wolfie.
Marie Sutherland:
Those changes may require the liaison’s role to change a bit.
Eleri:
just warn us in advance?
Marie Sutherland:
For example, Laxman is working on the lattice as we speak.
Dr. Kodama:
Working a.k.a. destroying
Tweek:
lol
CAGrayWolf starts to laugh
Eleri:
Laxman and his Lattice
Vortmax:
Hey, sometimes you have to do a format and reinstall. :D
Dr. Kodama:
We’re expecting problems with it.
Eleri:
nothing like upgradind hardwaare you don’t know quite how it works in the first place
Marie Sutherland:
Some of us are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst :)
Vortmax:
Any idea what kind of problems?
Dr. Kodama:
If we’re not able to send messages via the KI, we may depend on you.
Vortmax nods his head
Dr. Kodama:
That’s the bottom line.
Eleri:
not a problem
Dr. Kodama:
And I would plan on it - but I”m a pessimist.
Tweek:
I’m just plain grumpy
Vortmax:
Always prepare for the worst. It’s just a smart move.
Tweek:
Guild of Messengers it is then ;)
Dr. Kodama:
Perhaps more than you think eventually.
Dr. Kodama:
It won’t hurt to begin see the future, somewhat distant, in those terms.
Vortmax:
Well, you know, we’ve heard rumors that destruction is coming… No idea what that means, but it’s already getting us thinking.
CAGrayWolf:
Won’t we need a special KI for bulk messaging or can we do that with our current KI?
Dr. Kodama:
You won’t be using KI’s.
Dr. Kodama:
They won’t be working.
Tweek:
if the lattice is down KIs are no no
CAGrayWolf:
ooooooooooh
Dr. Kodama:
For bulk messaging.
Vortmax:
We’ll be posting to forums and spending time in the Cavern telling peole in person. :D
Tweek:
see I told you homing pidgeons was the future..
Marie Sutherland:
That’s was another point on my list, actually… the Guild of Messengers.
Vortmax:
(This would be Marie’s cue to yell ‘GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!”)
CAGrayWolf starts to laugh
Marie Sutherland:
Just so you’re prepared for the “distant” future… the “information dissemination” role you’re currently filling…
Marie Sutherland:
will one day fall under the jurisdiction of the Guild of Messengers.
Vortmax:
Interesting…
CAGrayWolf:
Cool
Eleri:
coolcool. Sort of the official cavern Press corps?
Marie Sutherland:
Assuming that we can get the infrastructure in place to support Guilds at some point
Marie Sutherland:
That won’t be in the immediate future, as Kodama said, but that is the direction that we want to be heading, just so you all know.
Eleri:
umm, as changes start happeneing, I assume there’s going to be a major transition point? should we start planning for that?
Tweek:
Tweek had heard whispers about future guilds and stuff, should be interesting to see implimented.
Marie Sutherland:
eleri - it’s to early to really start planning it in any detail, just be aware.
Vortmax:
Do you thinkf these changes will take place during our terms, or further out?
Vortmax:
(Understanding you have no specific dates in mind at this point…)
Marie Sutherland:
probably further out. hard to say
Vortmax nods his head
CAGrayWolf:
or at least our specifc roles, currently?
Dr. Kodama:
Guilds are some time.
Dr. Kodama:
The KI going down is not.
Vortmax:
Right.
Eleri:
hmmmm
Marie Sutherland:
That’s all from my list.
Vortmax:
That actually answers several of my questions too.
Tweek:
I didn’t have time to get my list sorted
Dr. Kodama:
Is there anything more to discuss? Anyone?
Vortmax:
So, to make sure I have this correct: We are to help all groups in the Cavern to disseminate information at large. We will be needed for getting your word out soon too, if the Lattice goes down.
Eleri:
not that I can think of. Looks like things are moving forward, if slowly.
Tweek:
GT hoax has been covered, not sure what I missed at the start of the meeting.
Vortmax:
And in the further future, this job will fall under a Guild of Messengers.
Vortmax:
Right?
Eleri:
anything the DRC needs from the explorers?
CAGrayWolf:
I’ll post the chat log if Vort doesn’t beat me to it.
Dr. Kodama:
Yes.
Marie Sutherland:
sounds correct.
Dr. Kodama:
Very well, I think we’re done.
CAGrayWolf:
Great, this has cleared up so much.
CAGrayWolf cheers
Eleri:
woo!
Marie Sutherland:
and another DRC town hall with exact time to be determined.
Vortmax:
Heh, I feel like I’m forgetting something…
Dr. Kodama:
I need to go. I have a meeting with Cate.
CAGrayWolf:
I’m glad we can continue to be helpful you you all as well.
Vortmax:
Oh! Do you know if anyone specific will be taking over Sharper’s job, should he not return? (An explorer wanted to know)
Tweek:
splended I can get back to my flora & fauna classification project. If the DRC have any information in that regard feel free to help ;)
Dr. Kodama:
Good day all.
Tweek:
By Dr, Kodama
Vortmax:
Thank you Dr. Kodama!
Eleri:
thanks!
CAGrayWolf:
bye Dr Kodama
Dr. Kodama:
Thank you.
CAGrayWolf:
and thank you
Marie Sutherland:
Sharper’s replacement? No one that I know of.
Eleri:
Cate? This is a new name.
Vortmax:
Thanks. I’ll pass that on.
CAGrayWolf:
I was thinking the same thing, Eleri.
Marie Sutherland:
He was doing his own thing most of the time anyway.
Tweek:
ain’t that the truth
CAGrayWolf:
I would still like to see the rest of Teledahn.
Marie Sutherland:
Thanks for all your help.