2013-12-18: Election Night Interview with Lord Kyronix

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Election Night Interview with Lord Kyronix

December 18, 2013 By: Flair

The Election Night Hoopla II was held Sunday December 15th. It included all the candidates for interviews as well as Mesanna and Lord Kyronix. Lord Kyronix took some time to do an interview and interact with some of the candidates and reporters. Tahani(Andrasta) held the first interview and then it continues with Flair from Stratics. There was some good information put out and here is some of the transcripts from these conversations. Good information both on the community of Atlantic and the governor system and how it works so I hope you all enjoy.

Flair: Mr. Kyronix your interview is this way

Kyronix: ok

Flair: the interviewer is ready

Flair: in the white area please

Tahani: *smiles*

Kyronix: Hello

Kyronix: Do I get to sit here?

Kyronix: Yayyy

Yosef: hello sir

Kyronix: Hello

Yosef: I am Yosef the miner

Yosef: nice to meet you

Kyronix: Nice to meet you as well

Yosef: I will be taking over Minoc next term

Kyronix: How exciting

Tahani: Welcome to Election Hoopla Night II

Kyronix: Excited to be here, thanks for the invitation

Kyronix: *smiles*

Tahani: I’m wondering how you feel about all this

Kyronix: Warm and Squishy

Kyronix: But that’s how I normally feel

Kyronix: *pokes self*

Tahani: they tell me you are the designer responsible for all this

Tahani: are you happy with the results?

Kyronix: So far I think it’s been exciting to see what players across all the shards have done

Kyronix: And I’m very happy with it, particularly when I see things like this

Kyronix: This is extraordinary

Kyronix: It purposely was left very open ended, because we wanted to see what players would do with it

Kyronix: From that it allows us to examine what needs to be changed

Kyronix: And what we can add moving forward

Tahani: This world has always been a world where creativity is the best part

Kyronix: Indeed

Tahani: all the Governors want to know

Tahani: how will you support them

Tahani: will you give them the tools they need to create this over and over?

Tahani: without grief?

Kyronix: It’s something we have to be very careful with

Kyronix: Because implementing something that is designed to prevent people from grieving

Kyronix: Can very quickly and unfortunately turn into a tool just to grief

Kyronix: That being said though, I think there were some great ideas from the global governor’s thread

Kyronix: And we’ll be looking to implement some of those in a future publish

Kyronix: The important thing to remember is this isn’t going to become abandonware

Kyronix: So we’ll be making updates so long as there is interest

Tahani: The Governors will put in extraordinary effort if you support them

Tahani: I think I can say that for all of them

Tahani: will you be adding more additions like Vesper’s stables?

Tahani: for other towns?

Kyronix: The requests portion of the system is something we’ve been kind of navigating our way through

Kyronix: And as you may suspect is a very popular feature

Kyronix: Something’s are pretty easy for us to do, others not so much

Kyronix: What appears to be simple on the surface, like removing some trees for example

Kyronix: is a little more complicated

Kyronix: Anything that is a worldbuilding change like that is always tricky

Kyronix: We are trying to find ways to streamline that process for the future

Kyronix: So we can get additions added to more cities in a more efficient manner

Kyronix: Since those changes are going to be across all shards anyway

Kyronix: The worldbuilding ones I mean, like the Vesper stables

Tahani: Will you be including the Player towns and other towns like Sepent’s Hold?

Tahani: we held this here for a reason

Kyronix: Player towns gets tricky

Kyronix: There are some that are strongly rooted in the shard and its history

Kyronix: And have become pillars of the shards very existence

Kyronix: Others come and go very quickly

Kyronix: That being said giving more for those in player towns to do is definitely something

Kyronix: That’s been kicked around before

Kyronix: One of the things that makes Britannia come alive

Kyronix: And adds such a unique feel to the shards

Kyronix: As for other NPC towns

Kyronix: Like Serp’s and the like

Kyronix: Where it’s appropriate given the current state of the Kingdom

Kyronix: Not sure the Sultan of Nujel’m would be keen to have a King’s Governor Stomping about his island

Tahani: but there are a lot of Player towns

Tahani: that have put in years of effort

Tahani: and would love to be included

Tahani: A lot has been said regarding the voting system

Tahani: will there be any more changes to it?

Kyronix: Sorry I missed that last question

Kyronix: What was it again?

Tahani: will there be any more changes to the voting system?

Kyronix: We’ll continue to see how things play out and if adjustments need to be made

Kyronix: We’ll make them

Kyronix: I saw there was a call for longer voting terms

Kyronix: erm governor terms rather

Kyronix: Which I think has some merit

Kyronix: So we’ll see how it goes

Tahani: *smiles*

Tahani: Any thought to Felucca?

Kyronix: For right now Felucca is under the jurisdiction of the faction warlords

Kyronix: So a King’s Governor doesn’t really fit there just yet

Kyronix: Depends how things play out in the future

Kyronix: *grins*

Tahani: *smiles*

Tahani: one last question Lord Kyronix

Tahani: and we’ll let you enjoy the evening

Kyronix: Go for it

Tahani: what would you like to tell us about the system

Tahani: perhaps new upcoming things?

Tahani: I need a scoop *grins*

Kyronix: Nothing to report just yet

Kyronix: Our next step is to kind of evaluate

Kyronix: What has gone on so far

Kyronix: And see what changes we can make, what tidbits we can pull from the Governors and citizens

Kyronix: As to what they would like to see

Kyronix: And then execute on a plan for the future

Tahani: I would like to say on my own behalf

Tahani: that it’s important that you don’t make everything the same

Tahani: each shard is proud of their own unique history

Tahani: it’s what make us love our shards

Tahani: I’ve been an Atlantean for 16 years

Tahani: our history is important to us

Kyronix: That’s great

Tahani: on behalf of all the citizens of Atlantic

Tahani: I’d like to thank you for your hard work Lord Kyronix

Kyronix: Well I can’t take all the credit

Tahani: I’m happy you get to come see it for yourself

Tahani: *smiles*

Kyronix: None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts of our Event Moderators

Kyronix: And of course you guys who participate in it

Kyronix: So a huge kudos to them and you all

Tahani: we appreciate all you have done as well *smiles*

Kyronix: Yayyyy

Tahani: you are free to go have fun *smiles*

Kyronix: Thanks for having me

Tahani: it was our pleasure

Tahani: *claps*

Kyronix: I like the white chairs

Tahani: Three cheers for Lord Kyronix?

Tahani: hehe thanks

Kyronix: Natural dyes?

Tahani: yes

Kyronix: Neat!

Tahani: that’s my best seller

Tahani: ok it’s time to turn the interviews over to Flair from Stratics

Tahani: Welcome Flair

Kyronix: Do you have more questions for me?

Flair: evening

Flair: we just thought you liked our chair

Kyronix: I think this is all awesomesauce

Kyronix: Pretttty

Flair: and how do you feel about how things were run?

Queen Arya: we are stronger

Queen Arya: as one

Queen Arya: and not divided

Queen Arya: so I stand behind the king

Queen Arya: but

Queen Arya: I am not a puppet

Flair: *nods*

Queen Arya: if there are things

Queen Arya: I don’t agree with

Queen Arya: he will hear me

Flair: So then tell Kyronix if you could change anything about the system what would you change?

Queen Arya: make elections

Queen Arya: the governorships

Queen Arya: Stratics

Queen Arya: more popular

Queen Arya: get them noticed

Queen Arya: more information

Queen Arya: needs to get out

Queen Arya: many still don’t know of it

Queen Arya: gates from Luna

Queen Arya: for the two week election period

Queen Arya: a chat channel

Queen Arya: for elections

Flair: That seems to be the hot spot this election cycle

Lew: I’m afraid to close to call at the moment

Flair: wow

Lew: yes Trinsic is a rising star

Lew: its community continues to grow

Lew: and the ranks for the Trinsic Wardens as well

Flair: Kyronix I’m sure things like this is what you like to see from the system?

Kyronix: Absolutely

Flair: Did you have something to add Solus?

Solus: Uh

Flair: So anyways…

Kings: can we look forward to some faction change in the upcoming publish?

Kyronix: Working on prototyping something right now

Kings: that’s cool

Flair: *looks to Kyronix*

Flair: Governor Lew would you like to ask something?

Lew: Kyronix have you ever considered a change to the vote rules to only allow one per 6+ month account period?

Kyronix: Across all shards?

Lew: I know there is no perfect system

Lew: aye

Lew: one vote per account period

Kyronix: Unlikely, at that point we have to get databases involved so that we can access that information

Kyronix: From across all shards like we do with housing

Lew: ahh understood

Flair: sounds difficult

Lew: Just thinking of ways to augment the system

Flair: I’d like to know what your thoughts are on these close races like Lew’s

Lew: to avoid the vote buying and such

Flair: exactly

Kyronix: I think close races are a great sign that there is interest

Kyronix: Makes things more exciting

Flair: *chuckles*

Flair: you have no idea

Flair: So Lew how do you feel about your close race…

Lew: I for one would like to thank you Kyronix, you brought life back to Trinsic

Flair: I know that in the past it hasn’t always been so

Lew: I enjoy the competition I just wonder where Norrington is?

Flair: I dunno

Kyronix: Excuse me a moment

Flair: I asked for him… perhaps he is busy

EM Bennu: *psst Kyronix, tell them of our plans to turn Luna into a volcano*

Kyronix: I’ll be right back

Flair: Hello Solus..

Lew: Solus?

Solus: Helloooooo

Flair: How goes your race in Britain

Solus: Oh hello there

Kyronix: I have returned

Solus: My sword is poking you *winks*

Flair: I missed you…

EM Bennu: Solus is gonna end up in the moat again.

Flair: *chuckles at Bennu*

Kyronix: Hello Bennu

Flair: Step up here and tell us Bennu

EM Bennu: Howdy

Flair: Don’t be shy

EM Bennu: Remember my short list sir. Luna = Volcano, and X level of elevation +50

EM Bennu: *winks*

EM Bennu: err, z level

Flair: *chuckles*

Kyronix: Well I live on the coast

Kyronix: I don’t think that’d do well for my garden *chuckles*

Flair: *chuckles*

EM Bennu: We could call the xpack Ultima Waterworld!

Flair: So Bennu tell us have you been following the race in Trinsic?

EM Bennu: Or.. Ultima Venice Edition.

EM Bennu: *laughs*

Lew: with a collapsible sail?

Flair: *smacks Lew*

Flair: no boats

EM Bennu: To be honest, to avoid conflicts when the elections hit I try and stay out of everything.

Flair: Ahhh

EM Bennu: And let things fall where they will.

Flair: I understand

EM Bennu: I don’t want to sound bad.

Flair: It doesn’t

EM Bennu: But it avoids conflict, especially in races that are close.

Flair: It is extremely close in Trinsic]

EM Bennu: If I came across as preferring one candidate over another, it would look bad.

Flair: and both are former governors

EM Bennu: I just like to see how things work out in the end.

Flair: *nods*

EM Bennu: I do know the Trinsic race is close.

EM Bennu: And goes back and forth.

Flair: We see how you feel about Solus though…

EM Bennu: Solus I fear is a necessary evil.

EM Bennu: but it works out well.

Flair: Perhaps he should wear his swimming trunks instead of his armor

EM Bennu: *grins*

Flair: *chuckles*

Lew: I actually rather enjoy that

Lew: he brings a fun level of roleplay

EM Bennu: Exactly Lew

Lew: *glares at Solus*

EM Bennu: Without conflict, things would be very boring.

Flair: I must admit… it was funny

Lew: *thinks did I just say that out loud*

EM Bennu: I do need to figure out what we are doing for the holidays.

EM Bennu: I have a reputation to think of.

Flair: although I heard Lew got off on his charges

Flair: Any thoughts on that…

Lew: I had a good defense council

Flair: *nods*

EM Bennu: I think the King was relieved that Lew was found not-guilty.

Lew: as was Lew himself

Flair: My brother was his defense

Lew: it’s quite unnerving when you see a bloody head infront of you

Flair: I think everyone was

Flair: *nods*

Flair: I do have a question for Kyronix…

EM Bennu: The King found himself split between his faith in the Governor, and what he saw as a mistake.

Kyronix: fire away

EM Bennu: The trial was a necessity to settle the issue.

Flair: was this governors system intended as a rp system mostly to bring back communities

Kyronix: That was part of it

Flair: Trinsic was very very busy

Kyronix: the main goal was to provide a way for players to have a way to interface with the newly

Kyronix: crowned King of Britannia

Kyronix: We all know that for a long time the King was absent within the realm

Lew: aye

Flair: *nods*

Kyronix: Then we had a Queen. she didn’t last very long unfortunately

Flair: *nods*

Kyronix: And before that we had Casca

Kyronix: And that was a whole bag of terrible

Flair: *shakes head yes*

Kyronix: So when we finally had a true Britannian as our sovereign again

Kyronix: We wanted a way for that to be real for the players

Kyronix: And give them a way to see that he was a real part of the realm

Flair: *nods*

Kyronix: So the governor’s council was a conduit for the citizenry to do just that

Flair: this community has really grown and come together

Flair: because of this system… I’m sure your very proud of it

Kyronix: When it gives rise to great events like this

Kyronix: It’s really hard not to be

Kyronix: *grins*

Flair: *chuckles*

EM Bennu: Seems like a success to me!

Flair: So Lew.. what grand plans are in the works should you win this battle?

Lew: we have a unique set of players there

Lew: my plan is always the same

Lew: to serve the citizens of Trinsic

Lew: I would like a carpenters shop in Trinsic

Lew: but I think that has been tabled

Flair: Khaleesi…jump up in here too

Flair: I’m sure you have lots of questions

Flair: running around

Khaleesi: Evening!

Flair: Since you are uncontested.. how do you feel about this election?

Khaleesi: Well it’s been a quiet week… *laughs*

Flair: and about Kyronix’s system

Flair: *chuckles*

Khaleesi: I was planning all sorts of stuff to campaign

Khaleesi: it’s part of the fun..

EM Bennu: Looks like a nice mix of new and old with the election so far.

Flair: *nods it does*

Flair: I bet your excited to work with everyone

EM Bennu: Maybe we can get Skara Brea their governor office this term.

EM Bennu: *sticks his tongue out*

Flair: *chuckles*

Khaleesi: I want to thank you, Lord Kyronix and all who helped you

Kyronix: You’re welcome

Khaleesi: It has truly brought a wonderful touch to logging in every day

Kyronix: Yayyy

EM Bennu: Alright, I am being called away by Mrs. Bennu.

EM Bennu: Have a good night everyone.

EM Bennu: Be nice to Kyronix, he is shy.

Khaleesi: Its truly brought the community out in front and I am projecting a Roleplay Revival this term

Khaleesi: *giggles*

Flair: night Bennu

Flair: Thanks for chatting with us

Flair: So you have been with this from the start Khaleesi…

Flair: Tell us how it has grown

Khaleesi: *nods*

Flair: and you thoughts for changes

Khaleesi: Well at the onset of this… the towns were barren… people seems to just go about their business

Khaleesi: and not really engage with one another

Khaleesi: *motions around the room tonight*

Khaleesi: This birthed from this I believe

Flair: *nods*

Khaleesi: People putting aside their differences

Khaleesi: and coming together for a cause

Flair: So then.. what would you add or change to the system?

Khaleesi: well there has already been some wonderful suggestions

Khaleesi: Keeping the towns unique..

Khaleesi: is definitely one high on my list and keeping things in line historically

Khaleesi: My biggest thing that I have encountered

Khaleesi: when doing events is the trouble with grievers

Khaleesi: I don’t know the easy answer to that but would be on top of my list

Flair: We have had trouble all night

Flair: * nods*

Khaleesi: Aye, as we have countless times

Khaleesi: hours of setting up to be ruined in five minutes

Flair: *nods*

Flair: Kyronix.. do you know exactly when the voting stops by any chance?

Flair: is it midnight EST?

Kyronix: It’s different for every shard

Kyronix: The way it works is the internal clock for the stones is not updated in real time

Kyronix: It’s on a one hour loop

Flair: ahh

Kyronix: Every hour it checks to see if it is later then the time for the election to end

Kyronix: it also does it on server up

Flair: ahh

Kyronix: so it depends

Flair: interesting…

Flair: never knew that really

Flair: I was curious

Kyronix: Doing anything in real time is expensive for the server in terms of resources

Flair: I’m sure

Flair: so we are hoping voting wraps up soon then

Flair: as it is still very heated in Trinsic

Flair: So Khaleesi… what events do you have planned

Flair: for this term

Khaleesi: Well let’s see

Khaleesi: We are planning a few things… that are in talks that I think will bring a unified front

Khaleesi: with all the towns and hope that it peaks some interest

Khaleesi: We will be starting the “Chicken Fight” extravaganza in January

Khaleesi: *smirks*

Khaleesi: We have had a lot of interest

Khaleesi: we are planning a lot of “Vesper” things as well with the Vesper Vanguard

Flair: nice

Khaleesi: of course Valentine’s day

Khaleesi: we will need some “volunteers”

Khaleesi: for our Date Night Auction

Khaleesi: *grins*

Flair: you see where Volunteering leads me too…

Flair: *chuckles*

Khaleesi: So stay tuned…

Khaleesi: I know there are many lined up for a date with you

Khaleesi: *winks*

Flair: *chuckles*

Flair: Seems like it’s slowing down a bit it’s late….

Flair: unless I am just that popular all of a sudden

Flair: *chuckles*

Flair: So Lew update us on Trinsic

Lew: it’s still just too tight to call

Lew: I’m hearing its 52.3 to 47.6

Flair: *nods*

Lew: I have a slight margin

Flair: close still

Lew: it will be till the stone cuts off

Lew: I have a question

Khaleesi: it’s not over till it’s over.. We know that from experience

Flair: Anyone else have any questions for Kyronix about our governors system

Lew: Kyronix

Kyronix: Yes?

Lew: how hard is it work on code so old

Lew: and well

Lew: crammed together

Kyronix: hehe

Flair: *chuckles*

Kyronix: It is definitely challenging at times

Lew: it must be a challenge

Lew: do you have any plans to let us ride a dolphin?

Flair: *chuckles*

Flair: Lew…

Kyronix: Hehe they tried that with sea horses

Lew: what

Kyronix: Didn’t work out too well

Lew: wait


Flair: *facepalm*

Lew: *looks around*

Atlantic: People Eating Tasty Animals?

Lew: hey I did not ask for dolphin steaks

Atlantic: JK

Whitefire: could companions ever come back into game

Whitefire: I was one

Flair: what an evening…

Lew: I doubt legal will allow that

Whitefire: one guy messed that up

Lew: I may need to get back to Trinsic

Kyronix: Not sure what you mean, companies coming back?

Flair: sometimes that is all it takes

Lew: Companions

Khaleesi: we were talking about that other night

Whitefire: companions to the young

Flair: *nods*

Kyronix: Ohhh

Kyronix: Companions

Khaleesi: Was very popular back in the early 2000s

Whitefire: yes

Flair: *chuckles*

Flair: he’s getting tired too

Whitefire: I was one

Whitefire: loved it

Khaleesi: *giggles and hands him two strong toothpicks for his eyes*

Khaleesi: these work great!

Whitefire: one wanted to get paid it folded

Flair: Hey Yosef.. get up here and chat with us… you’re a first time governor

Lew: three cheers for Yosef

Yosef: well hello there

Khaleesi: Yes Yosef, it’s not like you to be so quiet hehe

Flair: Tell us your experience with the system from a first time perspective

Yosef: *flex*

Yosef: if you don’t know people you can’t win

Flair: *chuckles*

Daphnie: that’s not true Yosef!

Yosef: *laughs*

Flair: well come on up here and chat with us too then

Flair: aren’t you running in Moonglow

Daphnie: yes sir

Flair: Tell us about your experiences

Daphnie: I’m sort of new to Atlantic

Daphnie: so I went the route of reaching out to passersby within the city

Daphnie: asking for support, talking about plans to bring people back to the city

Khaleesi: *nods*

Flair: and how did you find our community?

Daphnie: Julianna introduced me to Quack and then I met the amazing community of Atlantic

Daphnie: and Khaleesi

Kyronix: Well it has been so much fun talking with you tonight

Kyronix: But I must take my leave

Flair: Well thank you so much for joining us tonight

Kyronix: good luck to all the candidates

Khaleesi: Thank you for your time, Kyronix

Yosef: *bye*

Flair: *waves*

Flair: wow

Flair: very cool…

Flair: *chuckles*

Khaleesi: Thank you Flair

Flair: Give everyone here credit… it takes a very large group to put this on

Flair: and the candidates

Flair: Things like this happen with the whole community

This was a fun night for all. I will say that this transcript was edited for spelling and the like and I know there are a few holes in it but no one is perfect. I hoped that I brought you all the bulk of the information and I would like to personally thank everyone involved with this evening and Mesanna, Lord Kyronix, and EM Bennu for coming out and joining us and participating. Until next time….