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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:37 pm 
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After some discussions between the "Grey Hats" and Cyan, RAWA made an exciting announcement!

RAWA wrote:
As you may have read from my IC counterpart, we are trying something new in the Cavern: two new neighborhoods where the hackers who have been playing by the rules are authorized to make changes on the live MOULa server. Creating these specific 'hoods serves several purposes: 1) It provides an authorized location for those who want to see / experience the changes that can be made, while keeping the other instances of the Cavern unaltered for those who do not. 2) If any of those changes cause unintended, unforeseen problems, it's more desirable to reset a private instance than to have to reset the main, public instances.

The first of these hoods will be called "The Hood of Illusions". This hood is meant for the scheduled hacking demonstrations that were suggested recently. When the demonstration is over, the hood should be put back in its normal state.

The second hood will be called "The Fun House", where these "illusions and special effects" can happen at any time.


See his original post here: http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24053


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Current Status
MO:UL: Image
The Fun House: Open!
The Hood of Illusions: Closed for event preparation

Membership in the neighborhoods is not available. See why.

About this Sub-Forum
1. This is a spoilers zone. [spoiler] tags are not necessary.
2. This is an OOC (Out of Character) zone. Talk about "Illusions" in-cavern. Here, they're "hacks".

ImageThe Grey Hats
(in alphabetical order)

Image Branan: a.k.a. PaladinOfKaos and Chiquita Branana. Best known for PlasmaClient and MOULFixer.
Image Hoikas: a.k.a. AdamJohnso. Best known for WhoM and making Kerath's Arch appear in The Fun House.
Image Lontahv: best known for PyPRP and the oversized laptop and Yeesha appearing in The Fun House.
Image OHB: best known for OHBot, the Bomb, MO:UL Statistics, turning his hat orange and other things.
Image Zrax: best known for HSPlasma, DirtSand, PlasmaShop and being a secret PHP Geek.

Apprentice Grey Hats
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So, is this a Guild of Writers thing?
While the current Grey Hats membership is primarily programmers from the Guild of Writers, there is no direct association with the Guild. Anyone who knows how to hack MO:ULa, whether they consider themselves part of the GoW or not, is welcome to make use of The Fun House and can request to participate in scheduled events.

What will I experience?
In short, anything! Especially in The Fun House. There are some things we like to do often, like paging in Kerath's Arch, having Bahro visit, and creating exploding Eddies. One moment it might start raining, you might start flying or find yourself underwater. Have a look through the threads to see some pictures and videos of what happens. You never know what will happen and it completely out of the visitor's control.

Some illusions are so convincing that you'll see them even after you leave. Some people have taken pictures of Kerath's Arch in the Cleft. This is an example of a "persistent illusion".

Our Rules
1. We will only hack ages that are instances of the Illusions and Fun House avatars.
2. We will not use hacks on visitors if there is any known chance it will cause visitors' clients to crash.
3. We will not use chat-hijacking unless you specifically ask for us to do it to you as a demonstration.
4. We will not spawn more than 15 new objects at a time.
5. We will be available to answer questions during scheduled events.

Expectations of Visitors
1. You will not enter The Fun House or the Hood of Illusions if you don't want to see or experience hacks.
2. If you don't like something, say so. It's your responsibility to provide feedback.
3. Ask questions. We're here to answer them. Don't make assumptions.
4. Eliminate (or severely limit) your use of voice-chat in our ages if there are more than 25 people.

Learning & Apprenticeship
Becoming a Grey Hat is not the faint-hearted. You'll need:

1. A good deal of computer programming experience
2. A logical mind but a high tolerance of illogic
3. Willingness to learn
4. The ability to work with others
5. The ability to work on your own
6. A good sense of humor but a high tolerance of bad jokes
7. Time (and lots of it)

But above all else, you've gotta be serious. Grey Hats have a lot of fun and we love to share what we do with everyone. We're willing to teach, but you've got be motivated and committed.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, reach out to one of us and we'll go from there.

If not, don't worry! There's still lots of things you can learn. Learning about the inner-workings is just as fascinating as learning how to manipulate them.

Each of use has different areas of expertise. For instance, Zrax just loves the technicalities of Plasma protocols, Branan's killer at rendering, and I'm in love with the Vault (we make beautiful child nodes together). If there's something you'd like to know more about, someone's sure to get you a great answer either here in this sub-forum or in the cavern.

Scheduled Events
March 19th, 2011 13:00KI - Introduction to Hacking

Note: Scheduled events take place in the Hood of Illusions which will open 1 hour prior to the event.

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waiting for the publicness ;)

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The Fun House is now open! Check the Nexus! :)

UPDATE: The Fun House has been closed for some maintenance. :) To those of you that joined us for the preview, thanks for coming and please post pictures to share with others!

You've seen an example of what's possible and what's coming. And this is just the start! :)

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Some screenshots from the preview! =D

First the KI shots, I'll link to those.

http://guildofartisans.org/moulagain/fu ... 2-2011.png
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Next 1080p shots, and i'll be displaying a thumbnail of these, click on the picture to view a larger image.

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OH WOW. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Don't know what the point of holding the opening at 6AM when everyone was asleep was. Genius idea there! :roll:

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It was a preview, Nomen, not the official opening, there were roughly 30 or so people at the preview, and the uru community if full of many people all around the world, and these events should reflect that, imo.

So, it wasn't necessarily 6am for everyone who was there. ;)


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Ah okay. Any idea when the proper opening will be? I'm dying to see the place.

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Nomen Luni wrote:
Don't know what the point of holding the opening at 6AM when everyone was asleep was. Genius idea there! :roll:

It wasn't at 6AM. It was at 10pm PST. It was also was unannounced.

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Ah okay. Any idea when the proper opening will be? I'm dying to see the place.

I'm not sure yet. As soon as I figure it out I'll post it! :) But it won't be long.

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Would a sign-up "sheet" be a good idea? Those that want to be notified sign-up and are sent notices. No I have no idea how much work this involves, just wondering.


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I spend far too much time on Facebook to be healthy. ;) Maybe a page could be set up there and notices sent out just before things happen. :)

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This thread will be updated. So if the emailer is working you'll get notified. But we could look at alternative methods as well for the future.

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OHB, can you post an announcement when the hoods are opened for business?

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pokemon71096 wrote:
OHB, can you post an announcement when the hoods are opened for business?


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