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2013-12-18: Election Night Interview with Lord Kyronix
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
Flair: the interviewer is ready
Flair: in the white area please
Kyronix: Do I get to sit here?
Yosef: hello sir
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
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
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: 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
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
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*
Tahani: you are free to go have fun *smiles*
Kyronix: Thanks for having me
Tahani: it was our pleasure
Kyronix: I like the white chairs
Tahani: Three cheers for Lord Kyronix?
Tahani: hehe thanks
Kyronix: Natural dyes?
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: we just thought you liked our chair
Kyronix: I think this is all awesomesauce
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
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
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?
Flair: Did you have something to add Solus?
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: 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
Kyronix: I think close races are a great sign that there is interest
Kyronix: Makes things more exciting
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..
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
Kyronix: Well I live on the coast
Kyronix: I don’t think that’d do well for my garden *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.
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.
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*
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
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: 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
Kyronix: Then we had a Queen. she didn’t last very long unfortunately
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
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
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
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
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*
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
Kyronix: so it depends
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: We have had a lot of interest
Khaleesi: we are planning a lot of “Vesper” things as well with the Vesper Vanguard
Khaleesi: of course Valentine’s day
Khaleesi: we will need some “volunteers”
Khaleesi: for our Date Night Auction
Flair: you see where Volunteering leads me too…
Khaleesi: So stay tuned…
Khaleesi: I know there are many lined up for a date with you
Flair: Seems like it’s slowing down a bit it’s late….
Flair: unless I am just that popular all of a sudden
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
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: how hard is it work on code so old
Lew: and well
Lew: crammed together
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?
Kyronix: Hehe they tried that with sea horses
Kyronix: Didn’t work out too well
Lew: *looks around*
Atlantic: People Eating Tasty Animals?
Lew: hey I did not ask for dolphin steaks
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
Khaleesi: we were talking about that other night
Whitefire: companions to the young
Khaleesi: Was very popular back in the early 2000s
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: if you don’t know people you can’t win
Daphnie: that’s not true Yosef!
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
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
Flair: very cool…
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….