Subject: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 16 2010 @ 10:47 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

I've noticed recently an upswing lately in the griping and complaining in the forums (so what else is new, you ask), to the extent that the infrequent praise and attaboys tend to get buried in the noise. So, I am taking it upon myself to start this NEW thread, to be used STRICTLY for thanking someone / anyone for anything / nothing at all. I think we all forget to do this too often.

Abusers of this thread will be summarily laughed and giggled at.

And I will start it off with the first thank you, originally posted by me in "filching of biulding supplies en masse"

Thank You!



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Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 16 2010 @ 10:49 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

*cough, cough*

*ahem*

Is everyone sitting down? If not, I'll give you a moment to do so..........

hmmmmmhmmmhmmhmmmm

Okay, ready?

Good.

er...um......Ashtu wishes to extend his humble and hearty thanks to whoever stopped by Ashtu's Anarchy Annex yesterday and - uh - added SEVENTY logs to the addition he hadn't even gotten properly started on yet.

Really.

Thank you.

That was awesome.

I go 'way now.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 16 2010 @ 11:17 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Excellent idea Ashtu.
So first of all, thank you Ashtu for starting this thread.
Second, the big one. Big shout out to CMJ for putting lots of hard work in and making this all possible.
Third. Big thanks to Zolotisty. I've often thought that we're really lucky having her as a mod. You know that if she's looking after something then it's in good hands. Well done all the mods come to that.
Also, lots of people doing their thing on the Island, making me giggle and helping to make it such a cool place to be.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 17 2010 @ 11:58 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

CMJ:

Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM. Thank you for GREM.

Did I mention I also like grem?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 17 2010 @ 01:53 PM
By: Reverb

Content:

Frown It saddens me deeply to say this, but i.. i'm...

*takes a deep breath*

I agree with.. with.. Ashtu... *whimpers* YAY FOR GREWM*


*typo left in place because you cannot grem grem.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 17 2010 @ 04:49 PM
By: Skidge

Content:

*gets a sublimely mischievous look*

*takes a deeeeeeeeep breath*

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE POSTED THIS IN BUGS.

*awaits pointing and giggling hopefully*

In other news, THANKS to ALL, for being entertaining, either on purpose or with your supremely terrible porn that I occasionally stumble across (seriously, some of those positions are so much more than IMPROBABLE, I know, I've TRIED

...LOCK THE DOOR NEXT TIME THAT'S WHAT KEYS ARE FOR.)

Thank you for being wacky and interesting and terrible and saying great things and planning great plots and drawing great things and making me laugh out loud damn near daily, every single one of you crazy crazy kids. YOU INSPIIIIIIIRE ME. Occasionally to some sort of ritualistic homicide, I'm not going to lie, but you know. I don't ACTUALLY kill anybody, so it's all good.

KEEP ON KEEPING ON. SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS. AND IF YOUR SHINE HAS TYPOS IN IT,

GREM, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! GREM LIKE THE WIND! (thank you CMJ)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 17 2010 @ 05:02 PM
By: Cousjava

Content:

Thank you CMJ for creating this amazing game! Somewhere where I'm not considered crazy, but average (the average was worked out including Skidge)!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 17 2010 @ 09:02 PM
By: Xith

Content:

Okay, so huge thank you to CMJ for an awesome game. Awesome coding and writing, the whole bit. And another thank you to him for stopping by in Kittania to chat with people last night/morning. That was great to be able to do that.


A thank you to all the friends on the island who do stuff with Xith and have fun with him. And a pre-emptive thanks to anyone who goes and reads my wiki entry "Of love and Hot tubs."
It's 95% fixed now, and totally readable. Edit: Oh, and if you did like reading about those scenes, send me a distraction in game! Extra thanks if you do that.

And a thanks to the mods who work hard to keep things running (And to Epaphus too, who doesn't)* and everyone who was helpful when I started out and let me join their scenes, etc., I've had great experiences all around.

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*Just kidding Epaphus.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 17 2010 @ 09:17 PM
By: Chimental

Content:

Thank you, CMJ, for giving me a place where I can let the creativeness flow, where I can meet and make friends, and the most fun I've ever had on a computer. (And for GREM, definitely for GREM)

Thank you mods, for keeping this fun place clean, from both spam and idiots. (ZOLO SMASH!)

And thank you Season one veterans for putting up with me in Season One while I got my characters and story together. Because, frankly, my S1 RP sucked. (And don't say I didn't suck in S1, you liar.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 17 2010 @ 10:25 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: Skidge

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE POSTED THIS IN BUGS.

um - well - yeah, I know - but by the time I realized it, it was, like, too late?

Maybe there's a helpful mod / admin out there somewhere who could, perhaps, move it to a proper forum?

Or is "proper forum" a contradiction in terms?

Although maybe it should stay here, since we're all kinda buggy........

Oh, and Thank You!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 18 2010 @ 03:58 AM
By: Zolotisty

Content:

I have the best e-boss. I have the best clan. I am surrounded by extremely talented, clever, and compassionate folk who invariably make the computer-centric portions of my day much, much more entertaining than they would otherwise be. I have the good fortune to work with players who are frequently willing to problem solve like adults when there's some sort of conflict. And, importantly, I have the ability to move threads. Wink


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 18 2010 @ 09:35 AM
By: zamboni

Content:

Thank you CMJ for a great game!

Thank you elephants for just being you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 18 2010 @ 12:07 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: Zolotisty

......And, importantly, I have the ability to move threads. Wink

And even more importantly, you are.... are......... well, you're Z!
You do it all.
For all of us.
What more can I say?

Thank You!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 18 2010 @ 03:39 PM
By: Reverb

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Quote by: Zolotisty

......And, importantly, I have the ability to move threads. Wink

And even more importantly, you are.... are......... well, you're Z!
You do it all.
For all of us.
What more can I say?

Thank You!



Again, i second Ashu's motion.. what is this world coming to? (ZOLOTISTY SMASH! Yeah!)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 20 2010 @ 12:40 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, reverberant one, for the FAILWHALE. Can't wait to get failboated and RP it a bit.

Unless somebody already has.......


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 23 2010 @ 05:05 PM
By: Devin

Content:

Thank you for the excellent advertising and front page that brought me into your world. I believe the banner went something like:

Improbable Island! We have:
- blah blah blah
- blah blah blah
- blah blah blah
- Adorable catgirls
- blah blah blah
- blah blah blah

Ok that wasn't exactly it, but... yeah. Oops! *click*

Oh, hmm, this is just a text game. (An odd reaction from someone who was on a huge MUD kick not 5 years ago, but that's human nature for you.)

A picture of a dude with a rabbit on his head, and... "How did I end up here?" Well that seems like a properly philosophical question. I guess I could read more...

The writing style had me hooked by the end of the first few paragraphs. What was my name? Well normally I'd put in one of my internet aliases, but there was something, I dunno, more real about this. So Devin it was.

Thank you for the two rules.

Thank you to all the people whose antics in NewHome showed me that you can be anything you want here and, as long as you don't take yourself too seriously, other people will accept it.

Thank you for the Rookie Advisory and the role-playing guides.

Thank you to sugar-hi unicorn, whose idle musings showed me that a marble can be much more than a little round ball of glass.

Thank you to Katt, Kolojang, and friends for playing out a story that had me on the edge of my seat at times.

Thank you to Devon for not killing me for stealing your name. I swear I didn't know. Big Grin

Thank you for timed combat, which makes jungle fights infinitely more interesting.

Thank you for taking away all my experience and money after every drive kill. Failboating just doesn't seem so bad when those resources are so ephemeral anyway.

Thank you for Labs. I hope to be able to contribute something useful back to the game, besides the couple of bucks I've spared in donations and a few referrals.

Thank you for the mental image of a six foot tall, cartoon-purple furred cat person, wearing nothing but a ridiculous grin and a pair of neon green tennis shoes, wielding a rusty chainsaw, riding into battle on a hybrid abomination of a giant house cat and a motorcycle. Trying to actually imagine what my character looks like in his gear is probably the most truly epic moment I've had in any game, ever.

And so much more, but that's all I had at the top of my head, and quite enough out of me for now I think. Now that the mushy stuff is out of the way, I'm going back to running around naked eating insurance salesmen and dismembering lunch ladies. Wait, one more.

Thank you, all of you, for being all of you. I think that pretty much covers it.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 01 2010 @ 02:08 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, Dan.

That is all.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 01 2010 @ 03:23 AM
By: Chef+Micha

Content:

And thank you for Emily. Thank you thank you!

(And GREM!)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 01 2010 @ 09:34 AM
By: Silcatra

Content:

I'd like to say thank you as well.

Thank you for taking a paragraph-snob and showing her that there can still be good RP found in bites of two hundred characters or less when she thought that good writing needs at least two hundred words so it can have adequate room for description.

Thank you for the ridiculous, weird, and just plain silly.

Thank you for the bad, frustrating moments, because the let the good, awesome moments shine through even better, and that's what I'm really thankful for.

Thank you for houses and friends and chances for character development that you just don't get in forum PbP RP, and for bed and butchery and the fact that even if any Joker day or particular DK is from the depths of hell itself, it always ends and things get better.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 01 2010 @ 05:40 PM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

I just looked at the donations meter.

In the less-than-24-hours after the Emily Bundle going live, we've raised more money than I sometimes make in a whole month.

Thank you, everyone. Big Grin


Re: I'd like to report a bug!

Posted on: July 13 2010 @ 12:04 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Subject: Re: I'd like to report a bug!

Quote by: Count+Sessine

Okay guys, thread drift alert! This is the bug thread. The bug has been reported.

Party discussions are over that-a-way. Arrow

Mr. Green

Thank You, Sessine, for teaching us the error(s) of our ways, and leading us back to the straight and narrow path to righteousness.

....or is that lefteousness?

well, for kicking us awake, anyway. *grin*


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 13 2010 @ 05:17 AM
By: Sydney++Fletcher

Content:

Thank you Sessine for

TRAINS!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 13 2010 @ 12:40 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, CavemanJoe, for giving us the Island, the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, all wrapped in hammered gold leaf and tied with ribbon woven from a unicorn's tail........
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...........but I wanted it with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry on top!!!

still, thank you anyway.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 12 2010 @ 05:22 AM
By: brandi

Content:

I joined up in July, but have recently begun paying attention to the MoD's and reading around in the Forums. I didn't realize how much work was going into making my pastime something that I actually want to pastime with. Since I've been here the most notable things that I love.
GREM (oh, how much can I thank you!)
Banter chat (thank you)
Trains (yay! thank you)

So thank you! Every one who puts time and effort into making this so very very awesome.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 12 2010 @ 08:26 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, CMJ, Epaphus, Zolotisty, and Sessine for being so freakin' creative and witty.
Thank you, CMJ, Epaphus, Zolotisty, Sessine AND Emily for being so damn patient and generous with us!
Thank you, Sessine, for being the single most polite person I've yet encountered on the whole Island.
Thank you, Omega, Amerithe, and Neeip for showing me the ropes.
Thank you, Zpatula, for convincing me to try out a clan.
Thank you, Adder, for taking me into yours.
Thank you, Zolotisty, Adder, Snow Gray, Rihta, Ebenezer, Binjali, Marly, Zpatula, Pod, and Mercury for cheering me on when I sorely needed it.
Thank you, Zolotisty, Adder, Snow Gray, Rihta, Ebenezer, Binjali, Marly, Zpatula, Pod, Notagain, Cadye, and Mercury for cheering me UP when I sorely needed it.
Thank you, AiB (Sept. 2009-present), DICE (Sept. 2009-present), the Skronkys, Jacques Chirac, Ferryn, and Skidge for always making me smile.
Thank you, Anandreas, Zel, Sparkles McFee, Spandex, Tyr, Silcatra, Temper, whoever gave me Harris' hat, Xane, talkydoor, whoever taught me to use the chat color commands (and simultaneously nagged me into beefing up my Bio), Mogar, MadLazarus, and Miss Charly for your time.
Thank you Ebenezer, Zolotisty, sugarhiunicorn, Aaralyn, Marly, Skidge, Lady Akitsu, and Nadyanilo for sharing some fantastic art.
Thank you, everyone who I forgot to list above.
And lastly, thank you, person who played Winnie-the-Pooh on the Island last year. Holy crap, that was fantastic.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 12 2010 @ 02:56 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Thank-you, CMJ...

for so many things about the Island I can't even begin to list them, but especially, right this minute... thank-you for kindly averting your eyes and allowing robots to use ratpacks and medkits now, even though we aren't supposed to!

(Shhhh! We will all carefully pretend it is not happening! But I had to say something. It makes such a difference.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 12 2010 @ 05:28 PM
By: Temper

Content:

Where to start.. Where to start. Probably with the most obvious.
CMJ. Sir, you are terrifically, wonderfully, amazingly, superbly, etc etc, amazing. Like, really. You've basically eliminated boredom from life with this. There's always something to do. And I can't thank you enough.

Our Mods. You, for your invaluable aid to CMJ and the Island, and all of us, deserve my thanks. The Island would be a poor mess without you. And I would still be stuck in limbo. Thanks for that, too. My petition was answered very quickly, especially since it came at what I'm betting was a busy time. You saved me.

My clan. I feel my clanmates may be a trio of sheer awesomeness. There is no room for debate on this. You guys are incredible.

Everyone who will Roleplay with me. You make this a fun place for me to be. Thanks for putting up with me, messing around with me, and hooking me in so I keep coming back.

There's so much more, but i don't want to bore you unnecessarily.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 12 2010 @ 07:46 PM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Quote by: Count+Sessine

Thank-you, CMJ...

for so many things about the Island I can't even begin to list them, but especially, right this minute... thank-you for kindly averting your eyes and allowing robots to use ratpacks and medkits now, even though we aren't supposed to!

(Shhhh! We will all carefully pretend it is not happening! But I had to say something. It makes such a difference.)



This is absolutely unintentional and I have no idea why it's happening. But, eh. New Item system coming along, don't have time to fix the crankies in the old one.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 13 2010 @ 01:10 AM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe

Quote by: Count+Sessine

Thank-you, CMJ...

for so many things about the Island I can't even begin to list them, but especially, right this minute... thank-you for kindly averting your eyes and allowing robots to use ratpacks and medkits now, even though we aren't supposed to!

(Shhhh! We will all carefully pretend it is not happening! But I had to say something. It makes such a difference.)

This is absolutely unintentional and I have no idea why it's happening. But, eh. New Item system coming along, don't have time to fix the crankies in the old one.

Oh.

Oops.

All right then, I'll stop using them.

Thank-you for doing all that hard slogging to give us a new, more bullet-proof Item system! Smile


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 16 2010 @ 08:47 PM
By: SundanceCassidy

Content:

I'm gonna feel like Allanis Moressette in a second Smile, or like I'm at the Oscars. I think I like the Oscars idea better, no-one even remembers that Allanis song anyway...

*achem* Thanks Mercury and Conchor for being the first people on Improbable Island to talk to me. You are both lovely folk, it was nice for you to be so kind to a dumb rookie.

Thanks Omega, for providing me with hours of RP Smile.

Thank you CMJ for having a great sense of humor and providing me with a game that I love and enjoy for relatively little.

Thank you Emily, for taking over as writer, I hope it is fun, and not stressfull for you. Smile

Thank you Zoloisty for being nice to me when I was being an idiot.

Thank you Skidge for being sweet and funny. Smile

Thanks Bourne, for being my buddy through bad and good on the Island, and for being my on Island husband Smile

Thanks GERMS, for being such great folk to watch, you guys are a great team, and I always love reading your threads.

Thanks Dave for having a hat that talks, and for being sweet and silly in the right amounts.

Thanks you Marly, for not killing me Wink

Thank you Eben, for not firing Cassidy, and for being so cute when you're flustered Wink

Thank you Torchwood, for putting up with me, and for listening.

And thank you TYPES for persevering.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 16 2010 @ 11:47 PM
By: Mr+Geppetto

Content:

Quote by: SundanceCassidy[p
*achem* Thanks Mercury and Conchor for being the first people on Improbable Island to talk to me. You are both lovely folk, it was nice for you to be so kind to a dumb rookie.[/p]


You were never a dumb rookie, Davies. You were born learned, so to speak. Thanks for the writing you do, supposedly on your spare time*, made me laugh, many times over. Oh, and by the way, thanks for killing Kenny with me. Never got around to thank you for that, did I?

* If anyone knows a way to make playing II a money producing enterprise ("playing" is keyword) lemme know. I'd rather not do some other stuff that needs doing and might be (or not) be paid?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 17 2010 @ 01:02 AM
By: Kes

Content:

Thank you to this wonderful community in general. Far too many to mention by name. You know who you are - those who set me right when my roleplaying standards began to slip, put up with these frequent mistakes, forgave and welcomed nonetheless. Better, those who look back on those times through rose-tinted glasses, and lie through their teeth to make me feel better. Thank you.

And to the Quackers, you shaped my roleplay and Kes' personality more than was ever made clear, and I regret not having stayed for longer. You were wonderful. I miss the chocolate cake and those worrying little scenes written with the beanbags. Did you ever find those bodies, or did the sentient footstools snaffle them? Thank you also to GERM, for taking in that undecided and mentally unstable character who dripped poolwater across the hall one of the first times she visited. And left locks of hair in the hedges. And took advantage of the Irish coffee you were foolish enough to offer...

Thanks also to the mods - Z for reassuring, repeatedly. Sessine, for some truly beautiful scenes, and just generally being a decent chap. Epaphus for QQQ, and for those lines in CyberCity where you made a joke about Pi.

Caveman. You are mad, sir, and none of us can ever thank you enough for that.

And while I'm at it...

...If anyone knows a way to make playing II a money producing enterprise ("playing" is keyword) lemme know. I'd rather not do some other stuff that needs doing and might be (or not) be paid?

...thanks, in advance, for whoever makes that a reality. One day I shall be rich.

One last, then I'm shutting up, and forever holding my peace - or at least, y'know, for a day or two. Owners of places like the Smoking Windmill, Thistlewhite Manor, the Abandoned Waystation, Moonshine Mansions, the Timepiece and several others I'll remember when trying to sleep tonight. There's nothing like those gorgeous and imaginative descriptions to give inspiration for roleplay or something to do on a rainy afternoon. With a torch, ball of string, and jewelled sword. Thank you.

EDIT: How can I forget Emily?! And whoever wrote that little bit about the Joker on the Failboat and the Something Improbable. That still makes me grin every time I read it.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 21 2010 @ 11:18 PM
By: Kes

Content:

...but a spectral bluebird of happiness in the Ærie tower... yes, I'm liking this idea very much...

From the 'ghostbusters' thread, a fair little while ago.
Thank you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 22 2010 @ 03:57 AM
By: Swede

Content:

I'll keep it simple
Thanks to CMJ for bringing this game to us
And thank you all for making it come alive.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 22 2010 @ 02:43 PM
By: fairy godmother

Content:

Quote by: Kes

...but a spectral bluebird of happiness in the Ærie tower... yes, I'm liking this idea very much...

From the 'ghostbusters' thread, a fair little while ago.
Thank you.




Wink You're welcome!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 22 2010 @ 03:13 PM
By: Omega

Content:

Short one here:

Thanks for an absolutely fantastic new IInventory Big Grin

Thanksthanksthanks. Oh, and for the gifting feature, too!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 22 2010 @ 04:26 PM
By: Bakemaster

Content:

Thanks, CMJ, not just for all the time you spend on this game - above and beyond, it should be noted - but particularly for your efforts to turn people on to the WCG.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 22 2010 @ 09:42 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Whoever wrote Thistlewhite Manor, thank you! It's creeeeeeeeeeeeepy.
Whoever responded to my last petition, thank you! I love mah special comments. Mayhem is so EASY with them. Big Grin
Thank you Cherriki Ten and sugar-hi unicorn for being so SQUEEZABLY demented. =^-^=
Thank you Adder and Marly for AWESOME continuity stories. ^_______________^


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 24 2010 @ 10:30 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Been wandering around for days, freshly DK'd, broke, naked, unarmed, hungry, hoping to stumble across a crate or two - or three - or a dozen. But no crates to be found? What's up with that?
Until today.
I discovered you have to LOOK for them.
And you have to CHOOSE to pick them up.
And you have to CHOOSE to open them.

SNEAKY BASTARDS!!!

Thank you, I love it!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 24 2010 @ 11:41 PM
By: Ada

Content:

How does one look for crates, exactly? I'm not sure if I haven't come across any or if I haven't noticed.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 24 2010 @ 11:49 PM
By: Stranger

Content:

Dear CMJ

thank you for creating this game.

That is all.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 25 2010 @ 12:14 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: Ada

How does one look for crates, exactly? I'm not sure if I haven't come across any or if I haven't noticed.

In the bad old days, you didn't have to look for them. When you came across one, it obediently pried itself open and dumped it's contents into your backpack. Pretty neat. Unless you had a small pack. Or were already overloaded.

Now, you have to watch the flavor text with every step in the world. "You see a crate" You then have the option to pick it up, or leave it for the next person. Or pick it up and carry it, unopened, and drop it on your true love's doorstep. Or open and it see what goodies are inside. Anything you can buy from Eboy's was first found in a crate.

Or not.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 25 2010 @ 12:45 AM
By: Devin

Content:

Thank you for saving me a button press every time I clean a carcass. I'm still getting used to not hitting that second C, but I like it.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 25 2010 @ 07:30 PM
By: Cousjava

Content:

Quote by: Stranger

Dear CMJ

thank you for creating this game.

That is all.



x8359 at least.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 12:50 AM
By: Ada

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Quote by: Ada

How does one look for crates, exactly? I'm not sure if I haven't come across any or if I haven't noticed.

In the bad old days, you didn't have to look for them. When you came across one, it obediently pried itself open and dumped it's contents into your backpack. Pretty neat. Unless you had a small pack. Or were already overloaded.

Now, you have to watch the flavor text with every step in the world. "You see a crate" You then have the option to pick it up, or leave it for the next person. Or pick it up and carry it, unopened, and drop it on your true love's doorstep. Or open and it see what goodies are inside. Anything you can buy from Eboy's was first found in a crate.

Or not.



Isn't this a little too easy to exploit? Choosing "open crate" or "don't open crate" on the world map is fine, but we can actually pick up crates and move them around. You could mess with the game pretty easily with this.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 04:36 AM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Quote by: Ada

Isn't this a little too easy to exploit? Choosing "open crate" or "don't open crate" on the world map is fine, but we can actually pick up crates and move them around. You could mess with the game pretty easily with this.



Gimme an example.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 04:43 AM
By: Mack

Content:

Pick up crates before a DK, stash them in a hidden spot on the world map, DK, collect, open, sell. Free Plasma/Force Gen. (Assuming anything that I said is possible.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 05:08 AM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Yup, that'll do it. I guess we'll have to get some more players crawling over the Map, and spawn some more Crate Sniffers, so that your crates disappear naturally while you're trying to find 'em again. Or, block dropping them on the world map, I guess.

(mind you, as long as Dan's Quests still operate the way they do, this is kinda like bolting your front door against the rain when your house has only two walls)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 06:48 AM
By: Pod

Content:

Quote by: Mack

Pick up crates before a DK, stash them in a hidden spot on the world map, DK, collect, open, sell. Free Plasma/Force Gen. (Assuming anything that I said is possible.)



After all the complaints about building materials getting stolen off the map, even from "hidden" spots out in the ocean, I don't see how a crate stash could possibly be safe.

(Thank you for Sheds, by the way, CMJ!)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 06:53 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Quote by: Devin

Thank you for saving me a button press every time I clean a carcass. I'm still getting used to not hitting that second C, but I like it.



This this this this this this this this Big Grin Thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 07:07 AM
By: Mack

Content:

Quote by: Pod

Quote by: Mack

Pick up crates before a DK, stash them in a hidden spot on the world map, DK, collect, open, sell. Free Plasma/Force Gen. (Assuming anything that I said is possible.)



After all the complaints about building materials getting stolen off the map, even from "hidden" spots out in the ocean, I don't see how a crate stash could possibly be safe.

(Thank you for Sheds, by the way, CMJ!)



It only takes a few successes for it to mess with the game. Plus the option for it to work like that could be an issue anyhow.

One possible solution would be to not allow the player who drops a crate to pick it back up. Ever. Even if it's been in another players hands. (ie: "Hold these while I go DK would ya?")


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 11:50 AM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Worse, get an alt to go crate hunting and sit there waiting for you to start so that it can drop them all at your feet. You wouldn't even need to spend the stam going to pick them up and carry them around then.

Yes, using alts like this is firmly into the realm of the cheaty, but sadly there are plenty of people who wouldn't blink an eye at that, as we've seen.

Even if you have to open them or leave them where they are, then people can send out alts to find crates so main character can go straight there to collect them.

I do like not having to open them as soon as you happen to walk on the square though.

Dan's quests you have to put a lot of effort into on the previous DK, and they've got a limit of 25K. It's the combination of this with all the other ways of starting a DK with req which are starting to build up. This has been touched upon in another thread by people who have put a lot more thought into it, and are a lot better at it, than I am.

As a side question, would going out crate hunting for a friend, (different player, not an alt) and bringing the crates back for them to open and start their DK with a good req stash be considered cheaty? I suspect that a lot of players would do that for each other. I know that I would if I knew that it was considered fair play.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 12:17 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Abusers of this thread will be summarily laughed and giggled at.


Quote by: Skidge

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE POSTED THIS IN BUGS.
*awaits pointing and giggling hopefully*




The Ashtu family is summarily laughing and giggling (and pointing)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 12:35 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

......at all those (Ashtu included) who are arguing about one of CMJ's gifts to the Island inhabitants in a thread specifically created to THANK PEOPLE!

heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ---> ---> ---> ---> ---> --->

Thank You.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 01:55 PM
By: Ada

Content:

Quote by: Hairy+Mary

As a side question, would going out crate hunting for a friend, (different player, not an alt) and bringing the crates back for them to open and start their DK with a good req stash be considered cheaty? I suspect that a lot of players would do that for each other. I know that I would if I knew that it was considered fair play.



This sort of thing is more what I was getting at with how it's easily exploitable. Our experience with stones and logs shows that leaving a stockpile of crates somewhere isn't going to keep them safe. But it's very, very easy to transfer all the benefit of the crates to a character that in fact did none of the work, and that can get cheaty very fast. One thing I have always liked about this game is that it is not easy for a player to transfer things (money/items/cigs/exp/whatever) to another character, or even to their post-DK self. I am really uncomfortable with how players can now transfer actual in-game items, worth req, to other players very cheaply using DP, and also with how players can pick up and move crates, for the same reason.

Also, because this is the thank-you thread, did I mention that I love that you don't have to pick up crates anymore? I love that you don't have to pick up crates anymore. I'm just decidedly uneasy about the current incarnation of that idea.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 08:55 PM
By: Bakemaster

Content:

Oh man. I guess I'd better not let anyone join my clan. It would be cheating to let them enjoy the benefit of my clan buff, when they did none of the work.

I guess I'd better never gift anyone items from the hunter's lodge, or trade three cards to someone in exchange for two.

And I'd certainly better not help anyone build their dwelling. Wow, I would be such a cheater, helping another character to benefit without them doing the work themselves! "No John, you are the cheaters!"

AND THEN JOHN WAS A SINGLE PLAYER GAME.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 09:12 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

As Ashtu has pointed out, this is a thread for saying thank yous. I think its a good thread to have for that, so lets not hi-jack it. Crates and related issues are worth discussing, but not here. I'm going to start another thread on this subject, once I've had a good think about what I'm going to say, unless someone beats me to it.

Instead.

Thank you Ashtu for reminding me what this thread is meant to be about.
Thank you Calliaphone, Talkydoor, Uncle Bernard and Johnson (amongst others, many others) for making me smile and laugh and for being silly.
Thank you IIsland, and all who sail on you, for being what you are.
Thank you everyone who's helped out building the Mansions, you're cool all of you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2010 @ 11:02 PM
By: Bakemaster

Content:

Thank you, Mary, for consistently being a voice of reason and maturity.

And math. I also like math.

:`@ goes off to read about cardinality.

THANK YOU, WIKIPEDIA!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 27 2010 @ 04:52 PM
By: Kash

Content:

Quote by: Bakemaster

"No John, you are the cheaters!"

AND THEN JOHN WAS A SINGLE PLAYER GAME.



OH boy, Peter Chimera quotes always make me happy.

And elsewise: THANK YOU CMJ for Builder's Brew. I don't generally have a ton of cash, but I can tell you that the vast majority of my future DPs will be going toward this single item.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 04 2010 @ 07:28 PM
By: Silcatra

Content:

Let me be the first to say:

Thank you, thank you thank you[/b] for making it so that we have to push two keys instead of one to have a smoke. No more clumsily smoked cigarettes!

Except maybe those of us who do their talking `! sometimes. Sometimes the game forgets you're typing and says 'okay, you want to go/do something else!' But 99% of cigs accidentally smoked will no longer be smoked!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 05 2010 @ 07:50 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe

Your wish is granted too. Go and have a little poke around in Cyber City 404 - there's a new random event, that triggers another random event.[/p]


LOVES NEW STORY AND NEW RP POSSIBILITIES!

Thank you!!!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 05 2010 @ 07:59 AM
By: tehdave

Content:

Quote by: Harris

Quote by: CavemanJoe

Your wish is granted too. Go and have a little poke around in Cyber City 404 - there's a new random event, that triggers another random event.



LOVES NEW STORY AND NEW RP POSSIBILITIES!

Thank you!!![/p][/QUOTE]

I WAS HIGHLY AMUSED! THIS IS HILARIOUS! Also, thank you for responding so quickly to the petition and getting Dave unstuck from there.

Quote by: SPOILER

(By the way, anyone have the text saved from if you choose option 2 at the second bit? Distract me in-game)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 05 2010 @ 08:08 AM
By: Matthew

Content:

Also thanking CMJ for the annoyance fixes. Maybe they're small, but it's nice to have 'em gone!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 09 2010 @ 08:08 PM
By: The Watcher

Content:

Thank you to all of you IIslanders for keeping my monsters so well fed!

The Wicked Ashtu giggles, runs and hides!


Re: Improbable Island Land Registry

Posted on: October 10 2010 @ 04:23 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, Buddleia, for the incredible thing that is the Improbable Island Land Registry.

You may now return to life as we know it.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 10 2010 @ 09:08 PM
By: Hairless

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Thank You, Buddleia, for the incredible thing that is the Improbable Island Land Registry.



Agreed. It's a bundle of awesomeness! Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 17 2010 @ 02:29 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, CMJ, for the Forbidden Cameras!!

How long have they actually been there??


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 17 2010 @ 05:52 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, Elephant Research Center creators. Those are FUNNY. And nice to sleep in.
Thank you, CMJ for 487 Titans wandering around the Island right now and scaring the crap out of us. Good times!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 18 2010 @ 07:34 PM
By: tehdave

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Thank You, CMJ, for the Forbidden Cameras!!

How long have they actually been there??



They've been there as long as I've noticed...just gotta bribe 'em proper to notice 'em.

Also: Thank you CMJ/Mods for fixing the borked-no-owner-but-I'm-standing-right-here Dwellings (One room dwellings not-quite-belonging to... etc)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 18 2010 @ 11:48 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: tehdave

They've been there as long as I've noticed...just gotta bribe 'em proper to notice 'em.

Figgers. I like to pride myself on my powers of observation.

I'd like to. Too bad I can't.

Thanks, Dave! (and you, too, Teh!)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 20 2010 @ 11:07 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Special comments get those last 50 characters now!!!! Thanks, Mister Joe!


Re: If I could change one small thing on The Island

Posted on: October 26 2010 @ 11:24 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe

I'm moving map chat to the actual map squares, instead of their own pages.

I LOVE IT!!
Thank You, CMJ!

Quote by: CavemanJoe

WOW THERE'S A LOT OF PORN IN WORLD MAP SQUARES GUYS.

Well - except for that part, maybe. Didn't know you could kill monsters that way.

*shudder*


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 26 2010 @ 03:52 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Sessine is forced to acknowledge that, even if he does have an old grudge against The Watcher, he is glad she came in and stomped all those oversized Titans last night.

...and actually watching her fight was an awe-inspiring experience.

...and ...maybe ...he ought to... just let go of that grudge?

No, that would get boring. All the same: Thank you, ma'am.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 26 2010 @ 09:32 PM
By: Harris

Content:

I AGREE WITH ASTHU!

Thanks for World Map Chat!

So we can NOT PORN.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 27 2010 @ 03:30 AM
By: dizzyizzy

Content:

Thank you, sessine, for fixing whatever I broke before my good stats ran out.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 27 2010 @ 05:46 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you CMJ and Emily for another Pub!!!!!!

I like Booz already. ^^


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 28 2010 @ 06:00 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

I had to stifle my giggles lest I wake up my roommates, the description for Wanker was so hilarious the first time reading it. God, I love ze Island.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 31 2010 @ 01:20 AM
By: Stranger

Content:

Dear Cave man Joe
I know i've personally said this before, and several others have said something to the extent elsewhere on this thread, however...
Thank you for making this awsome game
That is all


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 01 2010 @ 10:49 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: Daedalus

....But I did watch the live broadcast of the first Moon landing, on a black and white TV.


Thank You, Daedalus. I don't feel quite so lonely anymore.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 13 2010 @ 06:53 AM
By: bl0b

Content:

Thank you for fixing the travel bug, so we don't get molested by monsters so easily.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 17 2010 @ 03:24 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, Joe, for The Improbable Island Hundred-Point Rally. A whole bunch.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 17 2010 @ 05:07 AM
By: Iriana

Content:

Seconded! And by extension, thank you, CMJ, for developing so much incredible stuff for us to play with in general. You're awesome.

Thanks also to Raimar and Ashtu--if I hadn't been racing neck and neck with you both in that Rally I don't think I'd have enjoyed it that much. Now I'm motivated to find a better strategy for the next one. Wink


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 24 2010 @ 02:10 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe

Hundred-Point Rally now has a starting Jackpot Seed of 20 cigarettes.
Stonecutting, Logging, Carpentry, Masonry and Decorating are no longer affected by overloaded backpacks or bandoliers.
Secret Rooms now cost 100 Supporter Points each, down from 500.
Textareas for building descriptions are big enough to actually bloody type in.

Yup. 'tis a Builder's night. Wink


Jubilation! Fireworks! Choral singing! Wild interpretive dancing in the streets!

THANK-YOU!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 24 2010 @ 04:29 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Quote by: Count+Sessine

Quote by: CavemanJoe

Hundred-Point Rally now has a starting Jackpot Seed of 20 cigarettes.
Stonecutting, Logging, Carpentry, Masonry and Decorating are no longer affected by overloaded backpacks or bandoliers.
Secret Rooms now cost 100 Supporter Points each, down from 500.
Textareas for building descriptions are big enough to actually bloody type in.

Yup. 'tis a Builder's night. Wink


Jubilation! Fireworks! Choral singing! Wild interpretive dancing in the streets!

THANK-YOU!



DITTO Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 29 2014 @ 03:29 AM
By: Ebenezer

Content:

Also, thank you to Docenspiel, who made so many very funny footnotes in that Rookie Greeting Guide thing. That very much improved the document, I think. Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 26 2014 @ 02:13 AM
By: Ebenezer

Content:

Quote by: Twosocks+Monkey

THANK YOU EBENEZER I LOVE THIS!

Found on the notice board:

Do you like Rookies? Check out Ebenezer's Rookie Greeting Guide on the Enquirer: goo.gl/2AoHjo It's Rookie-tastic!

SO COOL EVERYONE GO LOOK!

-Rose



Thank you, Escemfer, for helping me put that thing on the Enquirer. . .with all my crazy formatting everywhere.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 27 2014 @ 03:31 AM
By: Denealus

Content:

Thank you for me. I like you, me. I think you're pretty swell.

Aw. I like you, me too. Except that one time I always thought you were a jerk.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 25 2014 @ 01:16 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

THANK YOU EBENEZER I LOVE THIS!

Found on the notice board:

Do you like Rookies? Check out Ebenezer's Rookie Greeting Guide on the Enquirer: goo.gl/2AoHjo It's Rookie-tastic!

SO COOL EVERYONE GO LOOK!

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 11 2010 @ 02:13 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Nothing in particular. Just a GTY. (Generic Thank You)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 11 2010 @ 02:26 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Oh, and on a side note - @Makiwa

"Spank my nipples, cutie-teeth."???

Not sure if I want brain bleach, a flame thrower, or selective amnesia......


But Thank You, anyway......


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 09:18 AM
By: D+Valentine

Content:

Thank you, everyone. Just thank you.


Not much else to say.


So thank you,

again.

-spreads the hugs around-


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 03:13 PM
By: Kuroiten

Content:

For starters, thank you CMJ for writing the story for this game, putting aside everything else to become its patron programmer, listening to the requests of your Island's inhabitants (the Watcher and the Drive can attempt to claim that it's their island, but it's really yours), and for allowing us, the Contestants, to have so much freedom! Freedom in storytelling, freedom of movement, freedom to do what we like best on the Island.

Thank you, oh Mods, for your untiring work at keeping the Island a fun place to be, both by being an active part of its population and by addressing those who would try to make it less fun. Thank you also for being accessible, easy to talk to, and willing to address problems, right wrongs, or just talk.

Thank you, my fellow contestants, for reminding me daily why I decided to start playing this game. There are far too many people for me to thank to do this properly, but I can split them up into a few categories: the veterans who put up with my growth in role-playing over the past year (almost two years now!), and the newer folk who bring their own ideas and Improbability to the table.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 04:50 PM
By: Cherriki+Ten

Content:

*Takes a deep breath*

Tooo CMJ - thank you for...well... everything. Thanks for such a great game. Thanks for the lions. Thank you for it all

Thank you to his lovely wife Emily, for coming on board and helping with the writing.

Thank you to our Mods - Sessine, you are pure awesome

Z - So are you~

For other mods (I don't know who you all are!)

Lets see, to Harris, thank you for being, well, you.
Thank you to Adder, for accepting Cherri into AiB and becoming like a father to her.
Thank you to EBEN! For putting up with EVERYTHING I do to your poor character - stealing his eye colour, making a plushy of him, giving him hugs, yada yada yada.
Thank you to Marly for being, well, Marly
Lets see, to Shi, for being delightfully mad
To Obsidia for being goofily adorable when you were crushing on Cherri
To Carter for being a great Uncle
To Alex for well - **Grin**- well, being Alex (MacMillan)
To, lets see, Valentine D for constantly giving me hugs!
To hrm, Archer for inspiring me to do the parodies!
To Lysander for being a big comfy pillow for Cherri
To Pod - for plainly being Awesome.
To Chimental for giving Cherri a big fluffy bulldozer


I'll add more later!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 05:45 PM
By: Ebenezer

Content:

Thank you to everyone who's written with me. I always have a wonderful time. I'm afraid I can't name you all specifically, since there are so many.
I am thankful that I always have so many great people to write with.

Thank you, of course, to CMJ, Emily, and our moderators.
Thank you to those who donate to Improbable Island when I'm too broke to do so myself.

Thank you to everyone who's enjoyed reading my writing. Thank you for having interest in my character.
Thank you for creating interesting characters for me to play with!
Thank you for writing stories. I have enjoyed reading them.
Thanks to everyone who's enjoyed my drawings,scribbles, and doodles.
Thanks to those who have drawn, scribbled, or doodled too.

Thank you to those anonymous people who have sent me gift boxes. (Even the crap meat ones. They make me laugh.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 06:09 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

So, um.

I realize that I make a lot of annoying posts on the forum and stuff, and I do apologize for that. I just have ideas and can't keep them to myself (as much as I've learned that I really, really ought to [no I'm not talking specifically about the rank selection thing]), and the way I say them tends to come off as rude and nonconstructive. That's not what I intend, at all; maybe it's a problem with me, or maybe it's a problem with the internet, but the tone I mean things in (sarcastic, light, joking) almost never translates well to those who read it. I also think I have a bit of a different sense of humor than most people.

I'm not joking right now, though. This is serious time (for serious people).

That said, I don't want to give the impression that I don't love this game. Really, I do. So thank you, CMJ, for all of your hard work in providing it for us. This game has ruined all other MMOs for me, but that's not your fault; those games (WoW, FFXIV, and such) just feel so completely dead when I realize they lack the social and player-driven story aspect. In this game, characters are characters, not just lifeless avatars or toons or stat-blocks or whatever it is you'd like to call them. It's addicting! This game has even gotten me, me, Scrooge McPennypincher Matthew (this should be my title) to donate at least a hundred dollars, and I only wish I had the financial standing to donate more.

Of course, thankyous go out to my clan and everyone I've written with; similarly, probably too many to mention by name. So if I've ever written anything with you, this is in your direction, too.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 07:05 PM
By: Cherriki+Ten

Content:

Quote by: Ebenezer

Thank you to everyone who's written with me. I always have a wonderful time. I'm afraid I can't name you all specifically, since there are so many.
I am thankful that I always have so many great people to write with.




Quote by: Matthew



Of course, thankyous go out to my clan and everyone I've written with; similarly, probably too many to mention by name. So if I've ever written anything with you, this is in your direction, too.



What they said Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 07:41 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Also: I'm liking the new "(player) takes a breath..." thing.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 15 2010 @ 11:40 PM
By: Kelwine

Content:

Let's see..where to start..

The obvious thanks to CMJ for the game, I saw the ad a long time ago, but never checked it out till one late night while bored. It changed my life quite a bit. (For the better of course.)

Hmm, next, I'd like to thank Bob, Chim, and Shi. Sure I don't know you all that well, but you three were kind of a role model when I was new(er).
A thank you to Beeps for being the first to make IC contact with me, and possibly leading me to make my best friends on the island. That's where you guys come in, I'd like to thank my clannies for making this an enjoyable experience.

I'd like to thank everyone else for putting up with me when I was new(er) and did some stupid and embarrassing things while learning the ropes and figuring out what was and was not acceptable. I like to think I've improved and am less annoying now.

And finally, I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone (again) for being cool and stuff. It's a great, and much needed, outlet for my creativity.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 19 2010 @ 12:58 PM
By: Maniak

Content:

Thanks for the new quest.

Thanks for the recent monster additions, to the islanders that wrote them and the mods that approved them.

Thanks for the (new?) improved buffs display mechanism. I love it.

Thanks to anyone who left a comment in my dwelling, I'm glad the skullduggery makes of for the disappointment of not finding a crate.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 19 2010 @ 02:01 PM
By: D+Valentine

Content:

Quote by: Maniak



Thanks to anyone who left a comment in my dwelling, I'm glad the skullduggery makes of for the disappointment of not finding a crate.



That was your dwelling?

I laughed so hard.

Thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 19 2010 @ 05:27 PM
By: Iriana

Content:

I poked through the Land Registry to find out who that awful/awesome dwelling belonged to, and I'd been meaning to Distract you, Maniak, saying exactly how awful/awesome it was, but since D's got the ball rolling... Thank you! I giggled incessantly once I'd gotten over the oh-so-crushing shock. Wink

Thank you to the mods, doing their good work behind the scenes.
Thank you to the good folk of clan SAVOR, for being great!
Thank you to every player who takes time and effort to put together a fun, well-written, enjoyable dwelling.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 19 2010 @ 05:48 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

I have a long, long, long list of thanks, but in this post here I want to single out three of the newer ones, all to the real-life Dan and Emily:

Thank-you for the new quest in Kittania! Don't know which of you was responsible for which bits of this -- I'm kind of imagining some of the funniest parts coming out of a conversation involving lots of laughter. In any case, oh boy, did we ever get our money's worth with those Emily Bundles!

Thank-you for the "[character] is taking a breath..." feature. I'm liking it a lot.

And thank-you, Dan, for venturing down the badnav rabbit-hole again and again to nail so many of the causes. The frequency of petitions from characters stuck in terrifying badnav-limbo has gone way down. (Thank-you to Emily for letting him, despite the risk that he might never come back!) The effect isn't very visible. Hardly anyone is going to notice that, wow, they haven't gotten a badnav in a good long while now! For any one player, that could just be random luck. But I used to be seeing several cries for badnav help in the petitions every single day. Now we've gone a sizable period without any.

That's more than luck; that's someone plunging in and doing something hard that deserves a thank-you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 19 2010 @ 11:16 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Quote by: Maniak

Thanks for the (new?) improved buffs display mechanism. I love it.



the what

And yes, thank you for the new quest! Maiko's probably one of my favorite NPCs, and it was pretty cool to see a piece revolving around her and giving her some more characterization/fleshing out. That bit with Sheila was hilarious, too. <- maybe spoilers in case you haven't done it yet, I dunno.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 23 2010 @ 10:44 PM
By: Rosin

Content:

Uhm.. Wow, where can I begin here.

As a few of my fellow players may know, my history on the island goes waaaay back into the pilot days. Which makes me an old woman compared to all you young wippersnapper new writers and your fancy IItems. Back in my day, we had travel points and jungle fight limits instead of this newfangled stamina system. Which, by the way Dan, is AWESOME and SO USEFUL (and I would never go back to the old days where it could take you two full game days to just walk anywhere without a good mount.)

Ahem.

So yes, thanks be unto the mystical computer caveman for.. All of this. The island and the story and the forums and the opportunity that I've found here. It has gotten me hooked again and again and I am in love with this place. All your writing that set up the backgrounds that we ourselves craft stories in, and all the fun game dynamics thrown in to allow us to mess with even more things and craft more stories. It's brilliant, all of it. You are the greatest.

To my fellow players, holy hell you guys. You guys have written so much here and done so much with all of your characters and it amazes me every single time I think about it. Somehow, somewhere along the lines when my back was turned early on, this huge society was born and it has all these little pieces and bits and shiny baubles and it's just so amazing to watch. Thank you guys so much for that.

I have been here so long and enjoyed the writing and games and stories and I have never really given anything to this island. Tonight, I'm throwing three hundred dollars into Dan's paypal because the man deserves it, especially with the work he's been doing lately to figure the current problems. For my fellow writers, I know it is a tiny tiny thing and I'm sorry I can't do more, but you get some extended play time.

Dan, I do not know what you will spend this money on but if it goes through fast enough I wholly approve if you choose to use it for taking your lovely wife out for a nice Christmas dinner and a pint of Guinness on me. You really, really deserve it. Happy Christmas.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 24 2010 @ 07:28 AM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Yikes, Rosin. That's generous. Big Grin

Aspiring indie game devs, take note: do it for the love, and the money will follow. Smile


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 24 2010 @ 11:49 AM
By: Rosin

Content:

It's the least I could do for the man whom has given my brain such a fun place to frolic and write. Happy Christmas, Mr Hall.

Oh and, sorry to everyone in advance for possibly over inflating the island economy for a while if each of those dollars still spawns a single crate. Didn't think that through quite all the way, did I?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 26 2010 @ 12:56 AM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Thank you to Beeps for this.

And thank you to Cherriki for, this and others in the gallery of shame.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 26 2010 @ 03:50 AM
By: Cherriki Ten

Content:

Thank you to Beeps for that awesome Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Also thanks to everyone who listened, rated, and commented on the Improbable carols ^_^


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 26 2010 @ 06:09 AM
By: Beeps

Content:

Quote by: Hairy+Mary

Thank you to Beeps for this.

And thank you to Cherriki for, this and others in the gallery of shame.



Quote by: Cherriki Ten

Thank you to Beeps for that awesome Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Also thanks to everyone who listened, rated, and commented on the Improbable carols ^_^



Thank you for the kind words. And thank you Kelwine, for only hurting me a little about the panties bit.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 07 2011 @ 04:28 AM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Cheers to CMJ for letting comments stick around for a fortnight or more, I rather like that, especially over Christmas when people were away.

I'm assuming that this is deliberate, if not, then I suspect that you should be aware of this.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 07 2011 @ 05:12 AM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Quote by: Hairy+Mary

Cheers to CMJ for letting comments stick around for a fortnight or more, I rather like that, especially over Christmas when people were away.

I'm assuming that this is deliberate, if not, then I suspect that you should be aware of this.



wh...what? Eek!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 07 2011 @ 05:15 AM
By: Beeps

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe

Quote by: Hairy+Mary

Cheers to CMJ for letting comments stick around for a fortnight or more, I rather like that, especially over Christmas when people were away.

I'm assuming that this is deliberate, if not, then I suspect that you should be aware of this.



wh...what? Eek!


Comments no longer delete after seven days.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 07 2011 @ 05:25 AM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Yup, just checked the game settings - I must have set that to 14 days when I was adjusting the character timeout window. Man, I must have been sleep-deprived. :-/


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 07 2011 @ 06:35 AM
By: Makiwa

Content:

I'd like to add a thank you to Shi for the wonderful poster art of various characters she's posted in the gallery.

And also for playing CG's resident loon so artfully.

An all round artist then. Thanks for sharing Shi with us.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 08 2011 @ 09:46 PM
By: dizzyizzy

Content:

Thank you to Marguerite for going above and beyond in helping me get ready for this evening's festivities!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 10 2011 @ 10:06 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, every luminary who has ever given Misery Guts a voice. Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 11 2011 @ 08:05 AM
By: Buddleia

Content:

Thank you to everyone who who went around rescuing the embattled cities yesterday. I know there must have been several of you. Cyber City, New Pitts, Ace High and Squathole were all breached last night. Today everywhere is open, with at least 500k in the walls, and only minor unrest. I love you all. You are awesome.

Also thank you to CMJ for the new feature in the Council offices - it's really useful to see at once where needs help. (It's also delightful to see one of my suggestions being used.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 11 2011 @ 06:19 PM
By: D+Valentine

Content:

I would like to thank CMJ for bringing back the Bluerock Chapel. It's good to see it back.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 11 2011 @ 07:33 PM
By: June

Content:

Quote by: D+Valentine

I would like to thank CMJ for bringing back the Bluerock Chapel. It's good to see it back.




Thaaaaaaaaank yoooooooooou. :3


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 12 2011 @ 03:18 AM
By: Hiraniva

Content:

Quote by: June

Quote by: D+Valentine

I would like to thank CMJ for bringing back the Bluerock Chapel. It's good to see it back.




Thaaaaaaaaank yoooooooooou. :3




This, exactly. Marriages and divorces will be everywhere the next few days!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 12 2011 @ 04:23 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Quote by: Hiraniva

This, exactly. Marriages and divorces will be everywhere the next few days![/p]


Thank you, all of my silly fellow Contestants. ^_^


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 14 2011 @ 03:10 PM
By: calliaphone

Content:

A huge thank-you to everyone who joined in the Improbable Central Market yesterday. For such a hastily-conceived idea, it absolutely flew, and that's entirely down to the contributions of everyone who jumped in to add and embellish and give it a real crowd buzz. I've just re-read the log and laughed my head off all the way through. Thankyouthankyou Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 16 2011 @ 07:59 PM
By: Liam

Content:

Thank you to everyone who has been welcoming to my character, with the exception of a few rough spots things have been delightful and everyone kind.

Thank you to the TYPEists for helping me find a place in this world.

Thanks especially to Sinna - from my first night you've been helpful, fun, and just the teasing mother/big-sister figure I needed. Thanks for making it so much fun to write the fluffiness! Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 16 2011 @ 10:35 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Quote by: D+Valentine

Quote by: Ashtu

Thank You, Dan, for blipping blic-news.

Agreed. Double-thanks.

And thank you, Chimental, for being the first to spot the incursion.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 16 2011 @ 09:03 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, Dan, for blipping blic-news.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 16 2011 @ 09:06 PM
By: D+Valentine

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Thank You, Dan, for blipping blic-news.

Agreed. Double-thanks.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 18 2011 @ 02:10 AM
By: Mercury

Content:

I would like to start a short list here by thanking all the people who've taken that brief moment to tell me how much they enjoy my character. I had no idea what would become of the woman when she stepped into this, uh... "Creative" universe we have here, particularly considering most of the characters I've played up until now have been same gender, and I wasn't sure if I could play a *good* female. Apparently I can file her under "success" despite my initial worries.

Incidentally, I'd like to thank all the people who put up with Mercury routinely... More specifically on that note, thanks to the Bedlamites, who I'm fortunate enough to enjoy the company of, and pull Rank over. Thanks particularly to Adder for having founded the lot, and for promoting my ass, Shi, for the *spectacular* drawing of Mercury, and to Cherri for pretty much being the biggest deal in my life since Warhammer came along.

The Obligatory thanks to Dan and Emily for the Island, of course, which has provided endless, not even hours, but days of entertainment, and thanks to the *Island itself* for keeping my mood up during a rough spat of depression and for bringing together with an absolutely fantastic woman behind the scenes.

Thank you all for swelling my Ego, too... I really need to see a Doctor to see if there's anything to help with the inflammation.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 18 2011 @ 03:31 AM
By: Zeekela

Content:

Where to start.....

Obviously, numerous thank yous to CMJ for giving us this amazing site, all the hard work, etc.

Thank you, AiB, for accepting me and giving me a clan to belong to.
Thank you, Cherri for making one of my favorite characters and your lovely singing voice.
Thank you, A.W. Carter, for giving me a place to call home on the Island.
Thank you, Shi, for making another of my absolute favorite characters and for all your craziness.

I could write forever, so I'll be brief.

THANK YOU EVERYONE
for accepting me and roleplaying with me, and all the good times that have been had and will continue to be had.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 18 2011 @ 04:44 AM
By: Obsidia+Black

Content:

Holy crap, where to begin? Okay, first off:

To the club-swinging Caveman known as Joe, thank you for coming up with this kickass game, and even more thanks for sharing it with us lowly commoners.

A big thank you to Cherriki Ten, for help in fleshing out my character, and some hilarious and touching RP moments.

To Zeekela, my ninja cousin. Keep on going on with that mad scientist vibe of yours.

To all my clan members at AiB. My fellow Bedlamites. **Bows** Thank you. Smile

To Liste. Thanks for the opportunity to treat your character like a little brother. I rather enjoyed those RP moments.

To Rykar, Sneaky, Alex Macmillan, Kiros, and all the other people I've met on the Island. Thank you for making this game more than just words. You give it LIFE. Big Grin

And finally, last but by no means least, To the Iron Chef Carter. Thank you so much for everything you've done for me on the Island. For giving me a home, family, and more importantly, a place to belong. Thank you. For every thing. Smile


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 19 2011 @ 08:11 AM
By: Matthew

Content:

Thank you for placing Explore, Return, and Sleeping spaces at the top of the list, for dwelling owners! It's very much an improvement, even though I still hope for collapsible dwelling control options.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 19 2011 @ 08:48 AM
By: D+Valentine

Content:

Thank you, CMJ, for the Banterspace on the Failboat. That will be so useful.

Thank you, Wayfarer's Gambit, for letting me become a clanmate when I was just a rookie (I still feel like one sometimes, though it's a good feeling--I'm always learning). You guys are always fun to RP with.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 19 2011 @ 04:25 PM
By: Beeps

Content:

Quote by: D+Valentine

Thank you, CMJ, for the Banterspace on the Failboat. That will be so useful.



And thank you for starting it hilariously. I read through the logs to see when we got it, and saw you dealing with the troll as the first thing to transpire.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 19 2011 @ 09:39 PM
By: D+Valentine

Content:

Quote by: Beeps

Quote by: D+Valentine

Thank you, CMJ, for the Banterspace on the Failboat. That will be so useful.



And thank you for starting it hilariously. I read through the logs to see when we got it, and saw you dealing with the troll as the first thing to transpire.


I saw that as well and couldn't stop laughing. Perfect way to start Failboat Banter. Thank you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 20 2011 @ 08:38 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, everyone who has helped keep the Stranger event soul-suckingly creepy, well written, and a wonderful time roleplaying!

Especially to CMJ.for scaring the bejeezus out of me, and frightening me for my poor character, too.
And to Adder, for kicking off the major response.


SEE Y'ALL TOMORROW! SO VERY COLD AND FRIGHTENED! Mr. Green


Re: New Quest

Posted on: January 20 2011 @ 04:35 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: tehdave

Quote by: Ashtu

Quote by: Chimental

Quote by: Ashtu

Quote by: Hairy+Mary

I'd hardly describe the encounter with the Stranger as "silly". Downright scary would be closer to the mark.

That's "silly" as in "the Spanish Inquisition was silly."

Hmm. Didn't expect that.

And I suppose everyone is waiting for me to say................
Well, keep on waiting.

NOBODY EXPECTS ASHTU TO STAY ON TOPIC!
er...
*grins cheekily* *flees*

ROFLMAO!!!!

Thank You, Dave. *wipes eyes*


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 24 2011 @ 12:42 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, CMJ, for letting us swing on your swings and play in your sandbox.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 30 2011 @ 01:02 PM
By: A+Bad+Joker

Content:

The Caveman Joe, thank you, for bringing me to live.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 31 2011 @ 10:22 PM
By: Pipster

Content:

Thank you to CMJ for extending the double points thing. I was so sure I was going to have to miss out on it. Also, thank you for the bad joker. Awesome!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 01 2011 @ 12:47 AM
By: Seammus

Content:

I would like to thank, forst and foremost, CMJ for having advertisements for this on the SinFest comic website, as that is where I first heard of II, and I was bored enough to click on a banner ad, so VERY thankful that I did!

I would like to thank everyone whom I have bothered with issues I have, and for helping me with some RL problems I've been having, you guys and gals are my heroes for listening and helping when I was at ends with my life. I would also like to thank the Island itself for providing me with like-minded folk and for being an outlet for myself, and actually showing me that I can love again.

If I could, I would send everyone on II a gift basket for being such wonderful people, I hold each and every one of you in the utmost praise and respect.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 01 2011 @ 08:21 PM
By: Harris

Content:

*reads 'When You Talk to People About the Island...'*

Thank you, Escemfer. =^-^=


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 01 2011 @ 11:31 PM
By: Iriana

Content:

Quote by: Harris

*reads 'When You Talk to People About the Island...'*

Thank you, Escemfer. =^-^=



I was just coming over here to say the same thing! Escemfer, you made me laugh.

Thanks to the mods for fighting the good fight. Thanks to older players who try to help integrate newer ones into the Island. Thanks to the new players who let themselves be helped. Thanks to Maniak for updating a lot of wiki pages, and thanks to anyone else who's done the same. Thanks to everyone I've met in Story or Banter, for making II fun!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 02 2011 @ 03:00 PM
By: Maniak

Content:

Quote by: Iriana

Thanks to Maniak for updating a lot of wiki pages, and thanks to anyone else who's done the same.



Thanks for noticing. And no thanks to that rookie for bringing it to my attention. Though the WIKI OF LIES is fun, it really sucks if even the lies are outdated. So, the New And Improved Wiki Of Lies has 50% less lies, is 20% less amusing but 100% more helpful. All these statistics are of course 100% made up on the spot, same as 70% of all statistics.

How outdated you ask?
Horatio.
Travel agents.
Blood drive.
Ella's Dancing Studio.
Scavenging.
Vending Emporium.
Potions!
There is mention of soap, tea and condoms for sale at trading stations (before eBoy) and I'm not even sure if it's a joke or was really a feature.

And god knows what else.

So thanks to CMJ for actually keeping the game fresh, supplying us with updates and game changes.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 03 2011 @ 01:02 AM
By: Seammus

Content:

I would also like to thank the Internet for being around for this all to happen, and not crashing too often when I am blitzing the Drive.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 03 2011 @ 01:18 AM
By: Hiraniva

Content:

Quote by: Pipster

Thank you to CMJ for extending the double points thing. I was so sure I was going to have to miss out on it.




This! Thanks, CMJ. I wish I wasn't a starving college student and had more to give.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 03 2011 @ 01:39 AM
By: Rosin

Content:

*Secretly wishes she'd waited until now to give all that money, then settles herself with the thought that it was just a three-day-late christmas gift after all was said and done*

Oh. Wait. Uhm..

Mister Stranger, thank you for bringing all your friends back from being dead. Kind of you, even if you did kinda kill them in the first place.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 13 2011 @ 06:34 PM
By: A+Bad+Joker

Content:

Quote by: Rosin

Mister Stranger, thank you for bringing all your friends back from being dead. Kind of you, even if you did kinda kill them in the first place.

Kill them, no. I'm very polite. I'm very gentle. If I smell them dead, I put my stuff in them, and they are my friends.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 13 2011 @ 11:02 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, whoever is responsible for "Puppies of a Minor Diplomatic Incident." It made me chuckle loudly.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 16 2011 @ 12:06 AM
By: Rivel

Content:

Now that I'm finally registered on the forum there's plenty of thanks I have to hand out. Here are the first few that come to my mind.

Of course CMJ. Thank you for this brilliant place! Also, all you great people out there who make the island... unique.
And thanks to whoever build Thistlewhite Manor. Very creepy!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 18 2011 @ 08:50 AM
By: Iriana

Content:

Thanks to the writer of the monster BEACH!, and to the writer of Purple Professionals, for making me laugh.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 20 2011 @ 08:06 PM
By: Buddleia

Content:

Thanks to CMJ for the latest optimisation work. Abe pointed it out, and now he has, I really notice: there has been hardly any Newday lag recently. Thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 20 2011 @ 08:32 PM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Quote by: Iriana

Thanks to the writer of Purple Professionals, for making me laugh.



*bow*

And thank ye to CMJ for making me feel like my voice gets heard when I blabber about game suggestions on the forums. Razz


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 02:21 AM
By: Iriana

Content:

Quote by: Reverb

Thank you, creator of the Flying Sea Serpent! I wonder how many other geeks will see what it's referencing!



/raises hand
I was delighted with this one.

Thanks also to CMJ for processing all the stuff for new monsters. It always makes me smile to kill something I've never killed before. (Now that's a line that shouldn't be read out of context.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 01:50 AM
By: Reverb

Content:

Thank you, creator of the Flying Sea Serpent! I wonder how many other geeks will see what it's referencing!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 02:48 AM
By: Chimental

Content:

Quote by: Reverb

Thank you, creator of the Flying Sea Serpent! I wonder how many other geeks will see what it's referencing!



**Turns in his geek card. He thought it was funny, he just didn't get the reference. Shame he lost his geek card, he was gonna buy the latest pokemon games.**


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 03:46 AM
By: Reverb

Content:

There's always the summer update course, Chim. Instead of splashing about, you realy ought to get to your training, tackle your problems, and take it to the next level.

You'd be amazed at your new point of viewI'm sorry, i just cant find a way to use 'evolve' in here, however much i'd like to.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 01:36 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Quote by: Reverb

Thank you, creator of the Flying Sea Serpent! I wonder how many other geeks will see what it's referencing!



Well I haven't. You can't just leave us in suspense, what is it referencing?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 02:04 PM
By: Reverb

Content:

It's about a magic carp!

Spoiler; Or, a Magikarp, the pokemon that evolves into, well, a flying sea serpent, Gyarados


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 03:40 PM
By: Chimental

Content:

Quote by: Reverb

It's about a magic carp!



D'OH!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 04:03 PM
By: Reverb

Content:

Quote by: Chimental

Quote by: Reverb

It's about a magic carp!



D'OH!



Yes, i thought you might have missed that one.

edit:AAAAAAH! The quotes are escaping! Run for the hills!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 24 2011 @ 04:53 PM
By: bl0b

Content:

Thank you for a bunch of new cool stuff that happened while I was gone. The side-stories, council offices and making me remember my rookie days Razz


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 26 2011 @ 07:27 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, Nanobug, for being so bloody bizarre as to fit in here like a veteran.

Everyone- I know less than half of you as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you as well as you deserve.
Thank you all for being that kind of folk for and to me, in all senses.

Tally ho. Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 27 2011 @ 02:30 AM
By: Stranger

Content:

As it can't possibly be stresed enough, Thank you CaveManJoe for creating this game.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 27 2011 @ 01:41 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: Harris

....know less than half of you as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you as well as you deserve....

hmmmm - that rings a bell - are you really one hundred and eleven years old? If so, you have precious little time, so don't make a hobbit of it. People may think you're trying to lord it over them, and they may hates you forever.

You're welcome, and Thank You.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 27 2011 @ 03:50 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

This is a thank you to some off Island folk (I think anyway, who knows). Specifically to the guy who goes by the name Ginger Fuhrer who runs a mail list call B3TA - which is bloody funny.

Why the thank you? Well it's through that list that I found out about the island. The plug on the list that particular day was the flavour text for the sneaky bastard lion which caused be me to laugh out loud, really, at work.

So, thank you Ginger Fuhrer.

Here's a taste from this week which is kind of apropos the thread on the enquirer about porn and cybering that was causing problems round the island at one time. I never saw any of it and it was washed away by mod bleach and elbow grease - another thank you then. Judging by the thread I'm glad of it. Anyway here's the link (this also made me laugh out loud - maybe I'm just warped).

WARNING: this is not safe for those offended by explicit porn talk or delicate sensibilities. There, now I don't have to apologies.

>>>> Remember cyber sex? <<
Do people still bother with this stuff now you
can stalk people on social media and have a
better idea of the looks/gender of your prey?
But some funny examples regardless.

http://people.ambrosiasw.com/~andrew/funny/bloodcyber.html

You clicked didn't you despite or because of the warning....


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 27 2011 @ 09:46 PM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

I'm glad everyone liked my Flying Sea Serpent as well. Mr. Green Then I'll take this opportunity to thank Zolotisty for approving so many of my monster suggestions!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 03 2011 @ 06:28 PM
By: tehdave

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Quote by: Harris

....know less than half of you as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you as well as you deserve....

hmmmm - that rings a bell - are you really one hundred and eleven years old? If so, you have precious little time, so don't make a hobbit of it. People may think you're trying to lord it over them, and they may hates you forever.

You're welcome, and Thank You.



Eleventy One, Ashtu. He's Eleventy One.

Thank you all for the fellowship you all provide, even the ones I may not particularly seek out to RP with.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 03 2011 @ 11:16 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Quote by: tehdave

Quote by: Ashtu

Quote by: Harris

....know less than half of you as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you as well as you deserve....

hmmmm - that rings a bell - are you really one hundred and eleven years old? If so, you have precious little time, so don't make a hobbit of it. People may think you're trying to lord it over them, and they may hates you forever.

You're welcome, and Thank You.



Eleventy One, Ashtu. He's Eleventy One.

Thank you all for the fellowship you all provide, even the ones I may not particularly seek out to RP with.



Curse the Baggins!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 04 2011 @ 12:29 AM
By: tehdave

Content:

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but to whomever put up the Dump Truck Operator...I finally got around to actually reading the monster description. (I hit ctrl+a and ctrl+v fast enough to copy it over to notepad as I was mindlessly spamming jungle fights)

I almost spit my iced tea over my monitor...


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 10 2014 @ 12:19 PM
By: Lyssa

Content:

I'd like to say thank-you for the new Down Below stuff. I'm really enjoying it, and I especially love how it seems to be interacting with some of the other stories on the Island.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 05 2011 @ 11:41 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, TroglodyteJoseph, for the awesomeness that is Mementos.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 06 2011 @ 06:33 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Thank You, TroglodyteJoseph, for the awesomeness that is Mementos.



Adding my voice to this. Mementos are awesome and the possibilities, oh the possibilities.

Thanks again CMJ.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 12 2011 @ 12:54 AM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

I haven't done any decorating for a while and hadn't seen the changes for setting up a job. That's so much nicer now. Thank you for that.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 04 2014 @ 04:07 AM
By: Matthew

Content:

Man, that was in so many internet years ago that I didn't even remember.

This one's pretty nice too. Try combining Night, Rain, and Fire.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 04 2014 @ 01:31 AM
By: Harris

Content:

This one's for Matthew, who introduced me to rainymood.com.

Why? Because it is in the mid eighties and humid (at 9:30 at night), and my AC is broken. So I am currently listening to rainymood.com, and it is helping me psychosomatically beat the heat.

Thanks Matt!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 25 2011 @ 08:55 AM
By: Matthew

Content:

Thank you for the commentary armor. Custom armor actually matters now. Cool stuff.

And I don't mean armor for our commentary. That'd be silly.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 25 2011 @ 10:55 AM
By: Maniak

Content:

All Hunter's Lodge items can now be used in Outposts, Jungles, World Map and Lodges.


Woo! Rejoice and celebrate! Thanks!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 26 2011 @ 12:20 AM
By: Beeps

Content:

That is nice. Thanks CMJ!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 03 2014 @ 08:48 AM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Just a quick thank you to whoever sent me a bunch of pressies.

That was a warm welcome back Big Grin

~Mak


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 27 2011 @ 11:51 AM
By: Arthur+Masefield

Content:

Thank you to the mysterious donor of the large bundle of quills. I wish I knew who you were, but hopefully you'll see this and know how grateful I am.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 28 2011 @ 08:37 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, whichever Power that Be who did it, for giving my mount his name back.
It's been literally MONTHS, but Chester and I ride forth once more!!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 28 2011 @ 10:35 PM
By: Kuroiten

Content:

Thank you for everyone who is participating in the Alts discussion, and your overall ability to discuss the situation as civil adults! I would have thrown in my two cents, but it would be beating a dead horse at this point.

Also, thank you for Mementoes stats, programmer-folks. Good stuff.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 29 2011 @ 12:42 AM
By: Trowa

Content:

Thank you for fixing viewing profiles in clan halls! Twice now I've accidentally clicked someone's name in my clan hall, and twice I've not been stuck in bios for a week! Laughing Out Loud I'm free, free, freeeeee!! Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 29 2011 @ 02:57 AM
By: Omega

Content:

Quote by: Trowa

Thank you for fixing viewing profiles in clan halls! Twice now I've accidentally clicked someone's name in my clan hall, and twice I've not been stuck in bios for a week! Laughing Out Loud I'm free, free, freeeeee!! Mr. Green



You do realize the other "Go back where you came from" button works, right?

That happened a lot to me, but the "Go right back to where you came from" button was the only broken one.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 29 2011 @ 03:06 AM
By: Trowa

Content:

Quote by: Omega

Quote by: Trowa

Thank you for fixing viewing profiles in clan halls! Twice now I've accidentally clicked someone's name in my clan hall, and twice I've not been stuck in bios for a week! Laughing Out Loud I'm free, free, freeeeee!! Mr. Green



You do realize the other "Go back where you came from" button works, right?

That happened a lot to me, but the "Go right back to where you came from" button was the only broken one.



Both were broken for me.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2011 @ 08:43 PM
By: dizzyizzy

Content:

Thank you for weather!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2011 @ 08:58 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Quote by: dizzyizzy

Thank you for weather!



Woohoo! Loving this!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2011 @ 09:01 PM
By: Wolfgang

Content:

Thank you for the cool tree graphics on the Jungle page. Wow. Bloody Brilliant


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2011 @ 09:02 PM
By: Beeps

Content:

Err... any chance of having the option to turn the trees off in Kittania? It makes reading commentary a bit iffy.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2011 @ 10:04 PM
By: Darling

Content:

Weather! Whether the weather is nice or not, I thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2011 @ 10:24 PM
By: Anna+Dewhurst

Content:

Quote by: Darling

Weather! Whether the weather is nice or not, I thank you!



Seconded!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 01 2011 @ 01:49 AM
By: D+Valentine

Content:

Quote by: Anna+Dewhurst

Quote by: Darling

Weather! Whether the weather is nice or not, I thank you!



Seconded!

Thirdeded! I love this weather! Yay! And the backgrounds!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 01 2011 @ 04:42 AM
By: Harris

Content:

...for weather. The in-outpost weather tracker is fun, and the backgrounds are pretty.

O_o

I just realized I haven't looked around outside the outposts yet!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 01 2011 @ 06:25 AM
By: Mogar

Content:

I'd like to thank you for the outstanding weather, Caveman. That and all the other hard work you've poured into such an absolutely fantastic experience. So thanks!

And who got coffee stains on my computer screen?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 01 2011 @ 07:10 PM
By: Harris

Content:

The game gets dark at the end of game day!

THIS IS AWESOME.

Thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 02 2011 @ 05:29 AM
By: Darcy

Content:

Yes, the weather system is absolutely fantastic and wonderful for setting the mood! The new backgrounds, the text, all of it! Delightful.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 02 2011 @ 05:42 AM
By: Wigs

Content:

Thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 02 2011 @ 05:53 AM
By: Harris

Content:

The new 3-D skin is amazing- especially on my HD monitor!

Thank you! Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 23 2014 @ 05:39 AM
By: Rohvannyc

Content:

Thank you, CMJ, for this latest MOTD. About the suicide resources and whatnot... you are so right, and I absolutely love you for mentioning it. You have my most heartfelt thanks and warm squishy internet hugs.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 09 2011 @ 01:22 AM
By: Buddleia

Content:

Thank you to Z, for the awesome merch designs, and for that hilarious drawing of the Budget Horse.

Thank you to CMJ, for making that cute little quest, for the prettiness of trees and the entertainment of weather, and especially for replying (even better - with the answer I'd hoped for) so promptly about Mementos and for fixing the Factory.

Thank you to the many, many people who have made huge dwellings and filled them with beds. Especially for the buildings on the city squares, and for the places in the far-flung reaches (so handy for crate-hunting or rally-racing). It's lovely to read the descriptions, and it's very handy to get the stamina boosts.

Thank you to the various people who are making so many giggleworthy Mementos and putting them on the map for others to find. And thank you to the people, some known and some unknown, who have sent me Mementos, too.

And, ongoing, thank you to everyone who makes this such a wonderful place to play. Everyone who writes good scenes, everyone who welcomes everyone else, everyone who writes fun and interesting and amusing and delightful stories. I love it here and I love you, too.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 09 2011 @ 02:19 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, Whims of Fate, for smiling on me today!

TWO virgin titans!
~10 blows!
ONE game day!

(yeah, yeah, i know, there are those of you who do that naked with your fists strapped to your back, before breakfast. lemme bask in the personal glory anyhow, huh?)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 11 2011 @ 05:11 AM
By: Hairless

Content:

Thank you for including clear night skies (with improbable constellations!) in the weather. I really enjoyed seeing the Smoking Spiderkitty sail lazily over IC early this morning, before the first tendrils of dawn.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 11 2011 @ 11:15 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

The new look/functionality(?) of the Enquirer is awesome. Thank you! It looks a lot more like you'd expect, though I will miss that thematically-incorrect header. Smile
(Some of the buttons look a little out of place, now, like Forum Index, Mark all topics read, etc. Will those be replaced?)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 11 2011 @ 11:30 PM
By: Zolotisty

Content:

Yes. Yes they will, because by god if CMJ doesn't do it; I will.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 11 2011 @ 11:48 PM
By: Iriana

Content:

Quote by: Matthew

The new look/functionality(?) of the Enquirer is awesome. Thank you! It looks a lot more like you'd expect, though I will miss that thematically-incorrect header. Smile
(Some of the buttons look a little out of place, now, like Forum Index, Mark all topics read, etc. Will those be replaced?)


Heartily seconded! The "quote" button on posts also looks a bit misplaced, as in it's too far to the left. Still, this is quite nice!

Thanks also to CMJ for fixing the Factory. YES.

Thanks to the mod staff for always keeping the peace with grace and aplomb. You make this game more fun, and that's worth a lot.

Thanks to all the people who've given me advice on higher ranks. Unfortunately, I still spend most of my time on the FailBoat, through no fault of yours. One of these days I'll get it. Hopefully.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 12 2011 @ 03:18 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Thank you. Thank you so much. It's the surface presentation things that irk my shallow self, and attention to fixing these details are honestly what excites me.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 12 2011 @ 07:39 AM
By: Maniak

Content:

Thanks for moving Pleasantville Station to Pleasantville. It might seem like a small change but it's oh so good.

Thanks for this lovely new forum look, including the links back tot the homepage, the island and twitter!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 12 2011 @ 10:18 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank You, CMJ, for fixing Preferences Hell!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 12 2011 @ 10:48 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Thank You, CMJ, for fixing Preferences Hell!

These thanks most heartily seconded!

FREE! FREE, AT LAST!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 14 2011 @ 09:49 PM
By: Docenspiel

Content:

Thanks you CMJ for giving us 20 and 50 packs of cookies.

AND the chance to get some cool other goodies along with.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 15 2011 @ 09:13 PM
By: Maniak

Content:

Thanks to CMJ for:

- Jill quest
- Time and Weather
- /chatcol
- New Mr Stern-quest
- Fixing the factory
- Global Radio Banter
- Mementos
- Memento attributes
- 20 and 50 packs of cookies
- Other tiny bug fixes I'm not mentioning here, but know that I know. And I am grateful.

Z for:
- Merch

Everybody that is, was or will be in my rewards programme. For generally being awesome. You all rock.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 15 2011 @ 09:52 PM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Quote by: Maniak


Z for:
- Merch



And moderation!

I honestly don't know what I would do without my moderators - they handle all the trolls, the drama, the unpleasantness, so that it doesn't spoil anybody else's fun - and also, so that it doesn't take up all the time I should be using to make cool stuff. They see the worst of people and deal with it, and somehow they never let it bring them down. They're a bunch of fucking superheroes, the lot of them.

Sessine, Zolo, Epaphus, Eben, stand up and take your bows - you're the reason I've had the time to do the things that Maniak just talked about. Thank you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 16 2011 @ 02:05 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:



I am posting this here because it must be preserved for posterity for ever and ever amen or until the Island sinks, whichwhatever comes last..........

Thank You, CMJ!!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 17 2011 @ 10:31 PM
By: Docenspiel

Content:

Thanks to Sessine for cleaning up ownerless Empty Plots and ORDs and for unborking the Abandoned Waystation.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 18 2011 @ 05:08 AM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Quote by: Docenspiel

Thanks to Sessine for cleaning up ownerless Empty Plots and ORDs and for unborking the Abandoned Waystation.



Seconded, I can't imagine the amount of work that Sessine has put into this.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 18 2011 @ 06:23 AM
By: Silcatra

Content:

Quote by: Makiwa

Quote by: Docenspiel

Thanks to Sessine for cleaning up ownerless Empty Plots and ORDs and for unborking the Abandoned Waystation.



Seconded, I can't imagine the amount of work that Sessine has put into this.



Thirded.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 18 2011 @ 10:57 AM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Quote by: Silcatra

Quote by: Makiwa

Quote by: Docenspiel

Thanks to Sessine for cleaning up ownerless Empty Plots and ORDs and for unborking the Abandoned Waystation.



Seconded, I can't imagine the amount of work that Sessine has put into this.



Thirded.



Fourthed. Respect to Sessine.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 19 2011 @ 02:03 AM
By: Darcy

Content:

Lots of thanks to Sessine here, plus numbers

Fifthed (yes that's a word). Incredible amounts of work and all done so well!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 19 2011 @ 04:29 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Thank-you to Buddleia for the intensive work she does documenting all the dwellings on the Island, and for this extremely comprehensive post summing up practically everything we have ever said about how to improve dwellings!

Also, thank-you to Devin and Beeps for this very handy text preview function, and a huge thank-you to Devin for the excellent parser of the old 'improbabledwellings' format, without which it would have been near-impossible for the owners, or me, or anyone, to recover any of the borked dwellings.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 19 2011 @ 09:12 PM
By: Beeps

Content:

Sorry for being a bit off-topic here, but Buddleia recently brought to my attention that apparently I've screwed up the preview code on that page. Which is to say, that automatically closes left/right/center justification when you start a new justification, which is not how the Island handles the tags. Since I'm not entirely sure how to rework the code to be "right," all I can say is use caution when testing it there, and try it out on http://www.bitwise-guy.com/improbable/beepsmod/ before spending the deco time on it on the real Island.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 19 2011 @ 10:52 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Thanks to Beeps for being such a maniacal code-delver.
Thanks to Zolotisty for our moichandise.
Thanks to CMJ and Sessine for the back-breaking fixes and the wonderful in-game creations.
Thanks to Zolotisy, Ebenzer, Epaphus, Sessine, CMJ, AND Emily for your patience. We're high maintenance, I know. Razz
Thanks to whoever has given me my little awards. You're pretty cool too. Cool


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 20 2011 @ 02:46 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Just want add my thanks to the many others for Budd.

Awesome work compiling the suggestions for dwelling improvements, the land registry and just for being an all round helpful person. Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 20 2011 @ 06:16 PM
By: Silcatra

Content:

Thank you for fixing the mini-HoF top ten bug.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 24 2011 @ 06:57 AM
By: Onigiri

Content:

Thank you CMJ for building a world for us to come and play in.

Hugs


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 28 2011 @ 11:16 PM
By: Mongo

Content:

Is this the proper place to express gratitude to CMJ for his prompt and courteous handling of a petition Question


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 28 2011 @ 11:20 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Quote by: Mongo

Is this the proper place to express gratitude to CMJ for his prompt and courteous handling of a petition Question

Yup, sure is.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 29 2011 @ 02:03 AM
By: Mongo

Content:

Quote by: Ashtu

Quote by: Mongo

Is this the proper place to express gratitude to CMJ for his prompt and courteous handling of a petition Question

Yup, sure is.



Then I shall proceed: Many thanks to CMJ and to Zolotisty for taking the time and giving the effort to clean up a mess that affected only me.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 29 2011 @ 01:21 PM
By: Cousjava

Content:

Thank you Caveman Joe, for creating this amazing game. We are all indebted to you. Thank you to everyone over at Improbable Labs, for your additions to the game and helpful comments. Thank you to everyone who created a monster, a great part of the island's humour. Thank you Emily, for what you contributed, which I am sure is going to increase. Thank you everyone who I have ever roleplayed with, for making the island what it is. Thank you all. I have now finally got a hyperring, so I won't ever leave.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 03 2011 @ 10:23 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank you, everyone.
For everything.
Because nobody has lately.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 04 2011 @ 06:31 AM
By: Iriana

Content:

Thank you, Ashtu, for making this thread, and also for thanking people!

Thank you, CMJ, for managing to put together the awesome new combat system with a broken laptop.

Thank you, Marly, for being a stellar clan leader, and for actually writing the pink bloomers in.

Thank you, Maniak, for your Rewards Program-without-an-me, and for hauling a good number of people through their high-rank DKs by their collars.

Thank you, everyone who has been trying to drag me into the Story half of things, for being kind and (VERY) patient.

Thank you, everyone who's answered my desperate calls for Sheila's equipment information, for helping me with my obsess--um, project.

And thank you, all you good Islandfolk, for making me smile.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 04 2011 @ 11:42 AM
By: Darkmoon

Content:

Thanks be to CMJ for the awesome game and the writer's therapy it provides.
Thanks be to all of you crazy people helping me build my dwelling.
Thanks to everyone for putting up with me for so long... and thanks for all the fish.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 10 2011 @ 11:24 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Structures!

Thank You, CMJ, for giving me a (another) good excuse for procrastination on my dwellings maintenance!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 11 2011 @ 12:01 AM
By: dizzyizzy

Content:

Thank you, Ebenezer, for the endless giggles you've brought me in general, and, more specifically, this:


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 24 2011 @ 09:00 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Thanks, CMJ, for the recent translations tables fix and the other recent changes you've been making. You're on a roll with the visible improvements to the game.

And hopefully I don't sound like a commanding and entitled dick on the forums when I type a bit bluntly about certain upcoming features. Wink


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 24 2011 @ 12:03 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Buddlia - for putting together some excellent fact sheets in the wiki on how to use mementos and other game aspects. Nice one.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 29 2011 @ 12:21 PM
By: Reverb

Content:

500 WCG years!!!


Thank You, Improbable Island WCG Team!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 10 2011 @ 03:54 AM
By: Trowa

Content:

Thanks for the improved character count-down next to the chat input! And especially the bold, red numbers when you get below 10 remaining! Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 10 2011 @ 11:36 AM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Thank you Mr Joe for the herculean effort you recently put into the new dwelling system.

Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 10 2011 @ 02:47 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Quote by: Makiwa

Thank you Mr Joe for the herculean effort you recently put into the new dwelling system.

Mr. Green



Seconded. Places are cool as all fuck. Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 20 2011 @ 03:22 PM
By: Paul+Lo

Content:

Thank you Mister Hall for your personal fight against Lungbusters, and the reward is... a tripping, more active brain? Sounds like what I am living with, eh.

If you ever need something you can add with almost any food, go nutella. I sincerely hope it isn't as unhealthy as smokes (waiting for objective news from the scientific world), else I am doomed.

Nutella.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 28 2011 @ 11:05 AM
By: Ashtu

Content:

From thread Wiki items on Places:

Quote by: Makiwa

Quote by: Daedalus

More than happy to do (non-tekko) proofreading and hooking links up, so you and others can focus on the tekko-coding-procedural stuff.

On a different track (but useful for inclusion in the wiki), am I correct in suspecting that contraptions etc held in a backpack do not survive a DK? Pretty sure I lost one.

D.

This is indeed the case.

THANK YOU, Daedalus and Makiwa, for discovering this and announcing it. I had bought one'o dem fancy boxes from the lodge, with all them goodies in it, and was still carrying it 'round in me backpack. Just emptied it into my storage bin.

That would have been very, very annoying.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 28 2011 @ 01:37 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Perhaps the description should make it clear that once the box is opened the items land in your backpack. They remain weightless so it's easy to forget they're there. Until you DK and then.... oh dear. Cry


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 28 2011 @ 02:06 PM
By: Trowa

Content:

Quote by: Makiwa

Perhaps the description should make it clear that once the box is opened the items land in your backpack. They remain weightless so it's easy to forget they're there. Until you DK and then.... oh dear. Cry



Mine showed up in my Lodge Bag first when I opened the box, with an option to move them to my backpack... Did that not work for you? Or do they still disappear after a DK regardless of which bag they're in? (Also, you can keep them in your Lodge Bag and transfer them to your Place inventory from there.)

Just out of curiosity... do wood and stones disappear from your pack from a DK?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 28 2011 @ 04:24 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Quote by: Trowa

Quote by: Makiwa

Perhaps the description should make it clear that once the box is opened the items land in your backpack. They remain weightless so it's easy to forget they're there. Until you DK and then.... oh dear. Cry



Mine showed up in my Lodge Bag first when I opened the box, with an option to move them to my backpack... Did that not work for you? Or do they still disappear after a DK regardless of which bag they're in? (Also, you can keep them in your Lodge Bag and transfer them to your Place inventory from there.)

Just out of curiosity... do wood and stones disappear from your pack from a DK?

Yes, logs and stones disappear. So do beds, and the heavy versions of teleport beacons. You'd have to be pretty clueless to DK with any of those in your pack. (Clueless... or reckless. Either way -- the game's not that forgiving!) But, as of last night, provisionally,* contrivances and contraptions don't.

ObOnTopic: THANK YOU, CMJ, for putting up with a pushy, argumentative, opinionated mod for all these years. And thank you especially for giving me the chance to help out with details, here and there, around the edges of your magnificent creation.


--
* "Provisionally" in this case means I updated the settings without waiting for a go-ahead, because of Programmer's Boxes. If CMJ asks me to take the changes out again they'll be gone, no argument, and I'll say so in the Enquirer. In the meantime... go ahead and kill that Drive. For now, your C&Cs won't vanish.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 28 2011 @ 07:21 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

It's been said before but it's worth saying again.

A big thanks you to all our Mods. You guys as much as CMJ make this Island world the wonderful place it is.

THANK YOU!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 21 2011 @ 01:00 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Thank-you, CMJ, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for the wonderful shiny new Problem Reporting System!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 21 2011 @ 03:45 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Thank you for making the console skin a bit more useable. Some things, though:

Loving the new font, looks very neat and tidy.
Maybe another version of the skin that makes that neon green color for hotkeys a more neutral white or beige?
Weapon/armor are still unreadable.
Compass while traveling is completely invisible.
Whether someone's physical description is readable or not seems random. Some people have white, some people have black.
Font colors still look a little wonky, as in, different from the Default skin ones. Maybe the font colors could be made the same, except brighten them all by the same amount? A lot of people use them to make their character names have a certain look/effect ('fading', etc), and the console font colors kind of ruin it.
Tree graphics? I understand if the light level effect isn't possible.
The HP bars for both yourself and monsters while fighting look very out of place while using the console skin. If possible, could a different graphic be used?


Somewhat unrelated: A Default - Silver skin would be Totally Rad.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 18 2011 @ 09:38 PM
By: Buddleia

Content:

Thank you for fixing the Factory-buff-stripping bug! It's been here longer than me and now it is GONE! Hooray!

(Or, at least, I just died in the Factory and when I got back from the Boat by Favour, I still had my clan aura, kittybike claws, plasgun battery etc. Yay bugfixes!)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 18 2011 @ 10:34 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Thank you mysterious stranger who gifted me a Programmers Box.

I WUV YOU FOREVER!!!!!

* does a happy dance and goes to make her PLACE that much cooler *


* does another happy dance *


* Sings I'm a Little Teapot *


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 18 2011 @ 11:55 PM
By: Beeps

Content:

Quote by: Buddleia

Thank you for fixing the Factory-buff-stripping bug! It's been here longer than me and now it is GONE! Hooray!

(Or, at least, I just died in the Factory and when I got back from the Boat by Favour, I still had my clan aura, kittybike claws, plasgun battery etc. Yay bugfixes!)


Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 19 2011 @ 08:21 AM
By: talkydoor

Content:

The other day I was remembering how frustrating navigation could be, and I suddenly realised I haven't accidentally smoked a cigarette in months. Thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 02 2011 @ 12:04 AM
By: Kes

Content:

Started paying attention to monster descriptions again the other day, for the first time in... well, probably months. Thank you, CavemanJoe; thank you, all you brilliant monster-writers. You bring an extra layer of life to this game that's all too easy to take for granted.

Edited to add: Hall of Fame! Yes yes yes. So much better now, and I love being able to reach bios and read mouseovers from there. Cheers, Dan.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 26 2011 @ 10:05 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

A BIG thank-you to who ever anonymously gifted me my first memory. Just as I was going to buy my first one. Superb. Useage is being planned as we speak.

Still loving Places. I've been playing more and more and I haven't even scratched the surface yet.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 27 2011 @ 10:34 AM
By: Omega

Content:

Quote by: Matthew

Thank you for making the console skin a bit more useable. Some things, though:
Whether someone's physical description is readable or not seems random. Some people have white, some people have black.



That's people who have avatars. When you have an avatar, it's white, when not, it's dark gray and barely readable. Petitioned about it once, but it automagically disappeared after a while.


I would like to thank CMJ for his latest bug fix binge! It's very nice that I don't have to copy paste the link for clan distractions whenever anybody needs it.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 27 2011 @ 07:12 PM
By: Trowa

Content:

Thank You Zolotisty, CMJ, and everyone who bought mugs!

Extra Special Thanks to Z for lugging my mug to the post office, boxing and packing it very carefully to prevent damage, and being a completely awesome person all around!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 29 2011 @ 06:40 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Thank you for Glory. It's interesting and fun and it adds a deeper dimension to combat. I both love and hate it, because on one hand, it's another thing I get to try and be the best at. On the other, it's yet another goddamn thing I have to try and be the best at.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 29 2011 @ 08:04 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Cheers CMJ for what you've done with the Hall of Fame. It's a lot nicer to use now.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 29 2011 @ 09:41 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Quote by: Hairy+Mary

Cheers CMJ for what you've done with the Hall of Fame. It's a lot nicer to use now.



Seconded. A vast improvement.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 27 2011 @ 06:55 PM
By: talkydoor

Content:

Quote by: Awesome+Fred

The game is BLAZING FAST for me right now. Oh bejeebus cripes, did it get FAST. Thank you for all your optimization work, CMJ!



I had noticed chat jumping about a lot less. No more accidentally navigating into random people's bios. So yeah, thanks. Smile

Also: Z! Thank you for my T-shirt!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 27 2011 @ 11:20 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

The game is BLAZING FAST for me right now. Oh bejeebus cripes, did it get FAST. Thank you for all your optimization work, CMJ!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 01 2011 @ 09:11 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Today's thanks goes out to:
Sessine, Buddleia, dizzyizzy, and CMJ for being so informative and so damn hardworking.
CMJ in particular- a belated thanks for the new Watcher and Stranger content, and for removing "takes a breath" from specials, commands, and emotes. HUzzah!!(Stranger...still..creepy...)
Rose, That New Guy I ran into on the Failboat last Night whose Name I forgot, Haccadine, and Mitsuki...uhm...sumpin'orother, for being literate silly bastards.

The End. Cool


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 16 2011 @ 01:44 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Thanks Harris!

I just want to give another shout out to whomever fixed the hunters lodge title change to work outside of outposts (presumably mister CMJ).

I USE IT ALL THE TIME and it's REALLY GREAT.

That is all.

Thanks thanks thanks!

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 22 2011 @ 09:38 PM
By: Mr+Geppetto

Content:

Thank you, creator of the "The Merry Sous Chef" restaurant, just outside of IC. Thank you for a really good laugh!
I'd really like to know who's the author of this gem. If the author wishes to remain anonymous... well, what can I say except: More!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 23 2011 @ 11:54 PM
By: Docenspiel

Content:

Thanks goes out to everybody's favorite dictator for pressing the "make everone smile" button and to Z for the shirt I just got today. Especially for putting my character's name on the package. I smiled for five minutes straight. Seriously, I'd hug you right now if I could.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 24 2011 @ 12:02 AM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Quote by: Docenspiel

Thanks goes out to everybody's favorite dictator for pressing the "make everone smile" button



OMG YES!

SMILES OBLIGINGLY.

( does the happiest dance and wishes she could send magical swirling confetti to surround CMJ with love and sparkles )

HAPPY HAPPY TIMES!

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 24 2011 @ 12:48 PM
By: LardDude32

Content:

Quote by: Docenspiel

Thanks goes out to everybody's favorite dictator for pressing the "make everone smile" button


Heck yeah! I was so happy when I was reading that! ^^
Although... I was hoping it would me a mission or something from the Sternster or Corporal Punishment. I kinda got into their li'l story, and yeah... P:


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 24 2011 @ 06:09 PM
By: Rohvannyc

Content:

Thank you CMJ! I appreciate the gift and it sure made my wife and I both smile. I was going to spend five dollars on the game for my christmas present to myself, and you know what? I still will. It's not much but I want to give something back to this game that's given us so much joy.

Keep on keepin' on! May your New Year be happy and bright! And to all of my other fellow Islanders, the same!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 10 2012 @ 11:31 AM
By: Mr+Geppetto

Content:

Thank you, anonymous benefactor, for helping out (big time) with the reconstruction and expansion of Persepolis.
Kind islander that finished the load of open jobs, thanks to you the place will be once again open for visitation so much sooner that I had hoped!

Yay!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 12 2012 @ 07:27 AM
By: Mogar

Content:

Thank you for the Merry Sous Chef. I had the clam Chowder, and I think my flatmate hates me from how hard I started laughing; it was well written. also, it's a bit late in coming, but thanks CMJ for the (now semi-old) new medic descriptions! I love them equally, especially when I decide to go for cheaper healing Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 05 2012 @ 05:17 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Rohit and Stern is AWESOME.
(and I was just a wee bit paranoid of being jumped while on our way. Heh.)
Looking forward to part two!
(...not to mention FINDING the sodding thing...)

Thanks, CMJ! And possibly Emily!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 05 2012 @ 06:24 AM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Seconding Harris's post - brilliant!

I too was getting nervous as we walked as to where this was going to end up. Eek!

Thanks Mr Joe!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 15 2012 @ 06:15 PM
By: LydiaDefountain

Content:

Thanks CMJ for the new snazy feature at E-boys ^_^ will save time of tracking about the island hunting for the goo prices.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 27 2012 @ 02:30 PM
By: Ada

Content:

Seriously? Nothing for more than a month? Come on, thankless people!


I want to say thank you for the outpost hitpoint readout in the Council Offices! Now we know if an outpost is breached or not without wading in there and crossing our fingers - and easier to find one if you're looking for one, too. I like the "there are 3 other people here" notice at the bottom of the outpost screen, too. (Though perhaps it will cause me to check the list of online contestants more obsessively than I already do... wait a minute...)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 03 2012 @ 05:42 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Wahay! Can transfer all (of one sort) from backpack to bandoleer. Superb.
Also, the new pub in New Home. I'm claiming that the real ale is named after myself, and I'm sticking to it. Cool I'm not making the same claim for the lager though.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 05 2012 @ 12:51 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Quote by: Hairy+Mary

Wahay! Can transfer all (of one sort) from backpack to bandoleer. Superb.



Seconded. This is AWESOME.

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 07 2012 @ 06:44 PM
By: Full+Metal+Lion

Content:

Speaking of awesome, I just looked at my character's page, and found my medals have been made super shiny! Thanks CMJ/any one else involved!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: April 20 2012 @ 06:12 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

"This is a funny joke because it involves a pun, or play on words. Puns are funny because they highlight the pathetic inadequacy of organic language, specifically in regards to its imprecision in certain critical social situations."

Fantastic writing as usual, CMJ.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 07 2012 @ 10:44 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

YOU CAN SORT YOUR INVENTORY!!! HOORAH HOORAY! Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 08 2012 @ 02:55 PM
By: Daedalus

Content:

Apologies in advance ... this will be kinda long winded. In summary, it's thanks to all the people that make Improbable Island wonderful.

Clearly this must foremost include CMJ and the Mods, who make order chaotic and then keep the chaos orderly, in such delightful and subtle ways. You humble me with your giving.

But it extends to all the people who come here and write so wonderfully, and take the time to have fun, and create fun for others.

So, the long version ...

Recently I was sailing around on the Pacific Ocean in a small sail-boat for over 20 days straight. Not just coast hopping ... waaay out there, hundreds of miles off-shore. Now as anyone that has done much cruising on the Pacific will attest, one of the delights of sailing is when your course stumbles into the playground of a pod of dolphins. Dolphins are curious and playful creatures, even the way-off-coast wild ones. It's not just something they learn to do to get fed by trainers or tourists.

When you sail into an area where dolphins are, they will divert from whatever they are doing and come over to the boat en masse, and, well, cavort. They swim around the boat, they surf the bow wave. They pair up and do formation leaps out of the water.

It's a long story as to why, but on my recent sail I was often 'on watch' alone for long periods. Several times I was tired, cold, wet and grumpy. Then the dolphins would turn up. Sometimes in pods of up to 20 dolphins. It was like magic. I immediately felt better, and would find myself smiling at their antics. Pondering their life, it occured to me that they gain nothing from doing this. They don't 'do' anything, they just play. Sometimes I imagined that I could hear them giggle.

At one point I found myself thinking "if only people could be like this". Then it occured to me, that I know some people who are like that. It's you.

So, yeah. Thanks to you all for making me feel better. For making me smile when I log on feeling tired and grumpy. For having, and sharing fun.

A few weeks from now I'll be out there again. This time for about 3 months, sailing from California to Australia, solo. I'll get tired, wet, cold and grumpy; then dolphins will turn up, and I'll think of you.

D.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 21 2012 @ 02:47 PM
By: Trowa

Content:

First of all, in response to Daedalus' remarks above: that is damn cool!

Second of all, I don't know if it's been addressed yet, but I just started noticing that pack monsters give extra experience. Awesome-sauce! This certainly helps make up for the extra stamina-drain. Much appreciated! Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 21 2012 @ 05:38 PM
By: Ada

Content:

I believe that's a bug, actually, along with the extra stamina drain.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 21 2012 @ 05:40 PM
By: Trowa

Content:

Quote by: Ada

I believe that's a bug, actually, along with the extra stamina drain.



Hmm... Confused Maybe I'm remembering it wrong, but I thought they used to only give the experience of one monster, like they did before the introduction of packs?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 21 2012 @ 06:03 PM
By: Ada

Content:

Hmm, do you mean at the end of the fight? I thought you meant experience for fighting/running and other actions, and that's always been multiplied by the number of monsters you have to fight.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 21 2012 @ 06:06 PM
By: Trowa

Content:

Quote by: Ada

Hmm, do you mean at the end of the fight? I thought you meant experience for fighting/running and other actions, and that's always been multiplied by the number of monsters you have to fight.


Yup, I mean Level experience. Action experience I hadn't noticed, but I did see in the Petitions that you are correct, those increase quicker.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 21 2012 @ 11:03 PM
By: Buddleia

Content:

I was idly rereading the book just now .... and I don't know whether it's a wonderful coincidence, or whether CMJ has also read The Meaning of Liff - but I was absolutely delighted to find that Douglas Adams' definition of "Scronkey" is "Something that hits the window as a result of a violent sneeze." The midgets, they have a history! There is a proud and ancient tradition going back to at least 1983. So, thank you, Douglas Adams, and thank you, CMJ. You just made my day.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 21 2012 @ 11:15 PM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Quote by: Buddleia

I was idly rereading the book just now .... and I don't know whether it's a wonderful coincidence, or whether CMJ has also read The Meaning of Liff - but I was absolutely delighted to find that Douglas Adams' definition of "Scronkey" is "Something that hits the window as a result of a violent sneeze." The midgets, they have a history! There is a proud and ancient tradition going back to at least 1983. So, thank you, Douglas Adams, and thank you, CMJ. You just made my day.



Weirdly enough, that is a co-incidence. Eek!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 25 2012 @ 06:07 PM
By: Maniak

Content:

Thank you, Z, for accepting two of my three monster suggestions.

Thank you, CMJ, for the 10 dollars worth of Supporter Points. You're far too generous.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 25 2012 @ 06:56 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, CMJ:

for the new(...ish) inventory options.

for the awesome new stories.

for listening to us when you can, and telling us "NO." when you can't.

for helping me meet my lady.

for GIVING us a great game, and being a standup guy.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 25 2012 @ 06:59 PM
By: Harris

Content:

footnote: and for being as well as recruiting far better tech support than Microsoft.
(looking at you as well, Eb, Z, Sessine, and that urban legend that is Epaphus!)
(I'm kind of loathing XBOX LIVE, if you're wondering. Makes me more thankful for y'all.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 25 2012 @ 09:18 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Quote by: Harristhat urban legend that is Epaphus!

I have NEVER seen that guy. Ever.

Anyways, I guess I'm going to say thanks for all of the thought and fun details that go into all of the stories, especially the robot stuff.

I just like robots. They're so very interesting! Why don't I play one? I dunno. Fuck, I need to think about this.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 25 2012 @ 09:29 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Quote by: Matthew

Quote by: Harristhat urban legend that is Epaphus!

I have NEVER seen that guy. Ever.

Anyways, I guess I'm going to say thanks for all of the thought and fun details that go into all of the stories, especially the robot stuff.

I just like robots. They're so very interesting! Why don't I play one? I dunno. Fuck, I need to think about this.



So that's where the name came from! I'd vaguely wondered, but never enough to actually google it. Good call. I very much approve.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 25 2012 @ 09:31 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Can't take credit; it was someone else who figured that one out (I'll let them come forward if they want!). I do really like how most/all of the robots have clever referential names like that.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 25 2012 @ 09:46 PM
By: Laser+Towel

Content:

Thank you, CMJ, for a wonderful game with wonderful writing (especially Rohit! Gosh, I can't tell you how much I love that story arc).

Thank you, Torchwood, for being a fantastic clan. Whistle, bless your wretched little shriveled heart, Cassidy (miss you!), Raimar - we need to get on those shenanigans sometime - and others, both present and those who have moved on, either by choice or otherwise. Also a little shoutout to our newest member, Lippy McGrath! It's always nice to see someone so ready and willing to lay their life on the line for complete strangers help out a dusty old clan. Yes.

Thank you, Ebenezer, for making Story seem so friendly and safe when I first arrived, and for helping me out with that issue involving an alt. Sessine too, because you helped.

Thank you, Omega, for keeping me up at all hours of the night and being an Awesome Person in general. Your time and friendship has cost me many hours of much needed sleep, and I don't regret it one bit!

Thank you, everyone who has put in work on the cliffside shack. It still has a long way to go, but it wouldn't have gotten as far as it did without your help.

And last, but not least, thank you to all of my friends and acquaintances who have put up with my unscheduled random comings and goings. You are all wonderful people, and I hope to share many more experiences on the Island with you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 29 2012 @ 01:24 AM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Quote by: Matthew

Can't take credit; it was someone else who figured that one out (I'll let them come forward if they want!). I do really like how most/all of the robots have clever referential names like that.



Um, I've been looking, and the only other named robot that I can find is Keetan in The Glass and Mirror. I can't find an appropriate reference to him on either Google or Wikipedia.
I must be missing something. Oops! Help!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 29 2012 @ 08:58 PM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Yay, the submissions finally got processed! Now I know which ones I've actually submitted and which ones I still need to submit! Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 03 2012 @ 05:12 PM
By: Buddleia

Content:

I'd like to make yet another public thank you to Hairy Mary for the programming tutorials.

It is fairly easy to decide "ok, I want this to happen in this circumstance, and that to happen then" etc - but without having these tutorials so carefully walking me through how to do things, I would never have managed anything more than, say, unlocking a door for a clan member. As it is, I'm rather astonished and utterly delighted that my Observatory is working! Sixteen Pages and fourteen Program grids later ... it works. Navlinks appear and disappear as I wanted*. When you click on "look through the eyepiece" or "tilt the scope down" it gives you different flavour texts depending on the time and the weather. And if it's night and clear, you see different constellations from a Roll To Thought! I am so proud. And so grateful for the tutorials! Thank you ever so much!

And also thanks to Fledermaus for reminding me what the improbable constellations are, and also also thanks to presumably-CMJ for writing them because they are really funny. Sneaky Lion! Smoking Spiderkitty! Tentacled Friend!

-----------
* I still need a few more Add Pagelink and Hide Pagelinks to perfect it, but it works well enough anyway.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 04 2012 @ 02:07 AM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

I don't know who fixed it, I know I never told anyone about it, but the italics problem is all better! So YAY!!!!

Thanks invisible people!

(The problem was that if I had a color, then used italics, if I did not add the color anew after ending the italics it would go away.)

FIXED!

(happy dance)

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 04 2012 @ 02:13 AM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

And thank you Budd for the shout out. Is this observatory in KIND HQ? I must go and have a look.

The guides have been in a bit of a hiatus for a little while for various reasons, but I do intend to get back to it and start trying to explain why Thoughts are so cool. I've been using them more and more recently.

So, thank-you CMJ once again for Thoughts, as well as all the other various part of Places. I'm still in love.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 24 2012 @ 04:46 AM
By: Docenspiel

Content:

Thanks CMJ for making the new medals system. It's something small that doesn't affect anything gameplay or roleplay-wise, but you still put time and energy into it. I'm all excited about what'll net me another shiny in the future.

And I noticed that the Stock Hog medal didn't crossover. Frown


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 24 2012 @ 05:14 AM
By: Mongo

Content:

Quote by: Docenspiel

And I noticed that the Stock Hog medal didn't crossover. Frown [/p]
And we lost the Time Tutor and two of the Crate Finder medals. Thank you for not taking more!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 25 2012 @ 03:37 PM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

DEFAULT - BLACK
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSss


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 25 2012 @ 08:51 PM
By: Omega

Content:

Except for the hard-to-read gray text, I agree completely with Awesome Fred and nominate him for president.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 26 2012 @ 10:50 PM
By: Tha_Dawg

Content:

Kidding aside-
I am truly thankful to CMJ and his ever-present, always vigilant crew that make this such an incredible place to be. Not a place to visit or merely a game to play- but really 'be'. I am far from one of those players that you can just sit back and have a great time watching (you know who they are...)- but have never in my life felt as inspired or as free to explore my own creativity as I do amongst you.

I have rubbed shoulders with Giants.

And for this-
I thank you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 04 2012 @ 03:33 AM
By: Genevieve

Content:

CMJ, Thank you for this game, the place where my imagination can run free and explode into a world of a thousand colors and voices.

Thank you for Places, which I keep calling Dwellings, so I can build the world inside my head.

Thank you Dizzyizzy and Hiary Mary and Escemfer for helping me translate Programming into Genni-words.

Thank you Pirates, PRATs, FOPs, and CADs.. All friends and family and people I love endlessly.

Thank you Jacques, for talking to me those years ago, for smiling at the idea of our two characters wedding (wholly symbolic, sure, but it opened up a world of stories that I don't ever want to leave). And for the Creator Bundle, which built two-fifths of Port Foley. And thank you for the leering Carl advertisement in the corner. That took me so wholly by surprise and made my heart leap. Then made me laugh, then made me update the Tumblr until dawn broke.

Thank you for being with me when I did leave.

Thank you Ebenezer, for helping me so much for that time period.

Thank you to those who remembered me, after a year being gone, who were quick to grin and welcome me back.

Thank you Sessine for the name colorization kit when I did re-join.

Thank you Marly, for being a wonderful hat-holder.

Thank you Ada, for the Comedy Club. Wink

Thank you Micha, for being a crap leopard.

Thank you Maniak, for giving PRAT more than you probably should have, for your patience, and for the surprises.

Thank you Moderators, for the job you do, and the amounts of porn you've had to sort out. I can't imagine that being enjoyable.

Thank you Shi, for making me smile, Hairy, for making me smile, too.

Thank you to anyone who RPs a Midget.

Thank you to everyone who has ever said nice things about my writing or art. It is such an honor, and is so flattering. I don't know how else to say thank you so thank you a few more times.

Thank you, IIsland community, for being a group of people entertaining and kind.

and I think that is everyone... Sorry for the long list.

And just to make sure: Thank you again, everyone. Especially CMJ, for opening this door.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 05 2012 @ 06:49 PM
By: Conchris

Content:

Welp, it's a long time coming, it's been too long since I've ever thanked anyone from this community, so I might as well start now. I'm not sure about the length of this post, but I hope you have the patience to read through all of it, unless you're being chased by some angry bees or what have you, then that's perfectly fine to skim the post if it's too long.

Err... where do I start? I honestly have no clue where to start, because I've been around for a while, jumping in and getting out whenever other stuff begins to darken the sky or what have you, I've been on the island for weeks at a time, but leaving for months, which honestly makes me feel bad because I felt like I was leaving a whole community behind, especially since I've made a name for myself, despite being so small compared to the others. But I do come back from time to time, which seems to confuse me, how is it that I keep coming back to this site in particular? Sure, there's other things to look out for, but when it comes to browser games, the island's the first one that comes to mind, heck, it's even on my bookmark bar on my browser (Chrome), just sitting there, waiting. I feel like I'm rambling on a bit too long here, so maybe I should get to the point:

So I suppose the first person I would thank would be the Almighty Caveman himself, CMJ. Thank you for this game, it feels different from most other browser games I've played, maybe it's because of the world lore, or maybe it's because of the community, which is surprisingly mature, which is kind of a given. And because of the way the game goes, no matter how long it has been since I've last played, I always seem to find myself back on its doorstep, one step away from logging in and coming back, and perhaps throw money at the screen if I had some to spare.

I can't exactly remember who had helped me throughout my current time on the island, as the memory is just a mere blur, and time is quite an odd thing, even in Real Life. So, I'll just say thanks to the community for providing me with entertaining reads (at times!) and some others for having the patience to put up with what I do in Story. (The island is actually the first time I've ever RP'd, ever.)

Speaking of patience, thanks to all the Moderators for having the patience to put up with me, through all the mistakes I've made in the past. Also, keep up the good work doing what you do.

What else? Not much else, but I'd thank everyone, again, within the community for being one the best communities I've ever come across. Ever. Full stop.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll have to figure out a way to successfully throw money through my screen. And I'm sorry if this post comes out as sappy and overall sweet, but can't help it, I think...


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 07 2012 @ 10:24 AM
By: Iriana

Content:

Thank you to the writer of the Meatling, because the Meatling is exquisite. It's been one of my absolute favorites since the day it first showed up--I stop to read the description in its entirety every time I encounter it. "It peeps with hope. With love." MEATLING, I WILL LOVE YOU


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 07 2012 @ 07:20 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you to Zolotisty, Marly, and Hairy Mary for inspiring me to get my butt into gear on my Place, and many thanks to CMJ, Ada, Buddleia, Full Metal Lion (Alchemist!), Nekops, Hairy Mary, Cherri, Marly, and anyone else I'm missing who've been helping me build it. It's been gobs of fun, and I hope I've made it fun for you too. =^-^=


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 07 2012 @ 10:08 PM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Hey, folks! In preparation for our upcoming new Food system, I've increased the amount of raw meat that Zombies can devour directly from carcasses of freshly-killed creatures. Also, Robots should find their overclocking feature a little more forgiving.

Have fun!

-CMJ




Eek!





FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY OH GOD YES PLEASE TO BOTH


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 08 2012 @ 02:59 AM
By: Buddleia

Content:

: jumps up and down, squeaking with excitement

A THOUSAND YEARS!

Guys we've done a thousand years of distributed computing!

Look look over there, look on the left - - we've rolled over to four digits, we've done not just a century but a millennium for the World Community Grid!

A hug and a cup of tea and a plate of cookies and a bunch of flowers and a party hat and a puppy with candy taped to it and a great big huge happy THANK YOU to everyone doing the WCG.

And to everyone who isn't, I'd encourage you to join! At worst your computer may run a fraction hotter (and you can opt out of projects you disagree with); at best you're getting free Supporter Points and bonus stamina while helping to do science and medicine and save lives and the environment and other good stuff like that.

Quote by: CavemanJoe
Suck it FarmVille, we're curing cancer!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 17 2012 @ 04:35 AM
By: Full+Metal+Lion

Content:

And thank you, CMJ for the Cool Stuff that you're giving us because of the thing the above post is about.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 17 2012 @ 04:43 AM
By: Cherriki+Ten

Content:

^ What he said. That was an awesome surprise! Thank you so much


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 17 2012 @ 05:02 AM
By: Mercury

Content:

I'm going to be a Parrot here and thank CMJ for the swag. The WCG just keeps paying for itself!

Even though it's a free, worthwhile service, and that statement makes little sense in that regard.








Cancer is so getting it's ass kicked like a [[CENSORED]], amirite?


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 18 2012 @ 04:44 AM
By: LydiaDefountain

Content:

Whoot 1000 years already.. feels like not all that long ago when we past 750years

Thanks CMJ for the gifts and for the double sp.. that was very cool, I made sure to try to make a nice donation.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 23 2012 @ 12:43 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING MY FIRST EVER MONSTER!

Big Grin

that is all.

Yay newday! I've always wanted to kill it and now I get my wish.

*happy dance*

(PS: Thank you for ALL the new monsters! I'm really loving them! I especially like the shady trees.)

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 23 2012 @ 12:54 PM
By: Skidge

Content:

Hey, thanks, whoever ensured that the Dwellings I'd made way-back-in-the-day survived the changeover to Places. (Sessine, I bet! You sly dog, Sessine!)

I didn't expect that, and I hadn't remembered some of them, and you might have made me cry, just a little tiny bit. Actually it was more like tearing up. And that was, like, all happy.

DON'T YOU JUDGE ME.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 23 2012 @ 04:02 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Rose, I have a new favorite monster ever.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 26 2012 @ 04:13 PM
By: Marly

Content:

Hey, CMJ?

Thanks for giving me the ability to dance. Nifty!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 27 2012 @ 12:57 AM
By: Waverly

Content:

2010-07-22 08:40:04: Rookie Waverly emerges from Sheila's lugging a very large, very painful-looking chainsaw and grinning from ear to ear.


It's Waverly's second birthday as of four days ago, the anniversary of when I stumbled across an ad promising wild adventures and took my first step onto the Island. I have some thank-yous to give, to the people who made the Island worth playing when I really was one hell of a rube.

Thank you Ebenezer, for your Rookie Teas. Thank you Johnson, for guidance. Thank you to Mike, for companionship.
To Hellebore, for being hilarious, to Buddleia for building, to Sparkles Mcfee and Omega for including a none-too-bright rookie in your games.
To Carnivora Felidae, for laughing until I thought my face was going to fall off. To Props, for believing I could actually write when I put my mind to it. To Devon, for being terrifying. To Silcatra for being kind, and to Ryla for being lovely, and Kolojang for being the best weird villain ever.

And thanks for your ad and your wonderful Island, CMJ. Thanks for creating more than a somewhat quirky browser game- for building a community. It's a good one, and wouldn't be here without you.

holy shit it's been two years I feel old now

p.s. and thanks to whoever built the old Titan's Hole.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 31 2012 @ 08:54 PM
By: Harris

Content:

CMJ, since I missed your birthday, and "the unbirthday song" has been done to death, I wish to heartily thank you for:
So many awesome new Monsters~!
The Dada the Ambulatory Printing Press revision it is lovely.
The impending cooking and cleaning update (I am relying on that quite a lot these days!)
And the newest Rohit quest- I finally hit it- I LOVE IT.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 10 2012 @ 10:58 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Gonna go ahead and kind of mirror Waverly up there. My two-year Improbable Island anniversary came about two months ago now and I didn't even realize it.

I won't go and make a list of whoever I'm thanking because I'll inevitably forget someone and it's a bit too sappy for me anyway, so I'll just give a collective 'thank you' to all the friends I've made and everyone I've ever met here.

In a way, this game has given me everything.

Maybe some time I'll expand on that.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 15 2012 @ 05:31 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

Also, thanks for the sale on Chronospheres, CMJ!



I am now Time Lord, God of Time


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 15 2012 @ 05:53 PM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Quote by: Matthew

Also, thanks for the sale on Chronospheres, CMJ!



I am now Time Lord, God of Time



You've got a five by four grid. Surely it would look prettier as a five-by-five grid. Surely that's going to bug you.

(is this crossing the line into evil?)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 15 2012 @ 06:08 PM
By: Matthew

Content:

The fact that it's two even rows of two does a lot to help calm my OCD.

But then again...

damn you


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 15 2012 @ 07:12 PM
By: Ada

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe



You've got a five by four grid. Surely it would look prettier as a five-by-five grid. Surely that's going to bug you.

(is this crossing the line into evil?)




Yes. But I did laugh.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 16 2012 @ 12:04 AM
By: Red+Hatter

Content:

Thanks to CMJ for the new food system! I WAS getting sick of steak.... Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 19 2012 @ 10:37 PM
By: Kes

Content:

This new world map functionality is the shiniest thing. I have before set aside time to burn my store of chronospheres on exploring the entire map, with the aim of finding awesome Places. I had planned to do it again. The new functionality has made it so much easier, so from this corner, a fervent thank you.

Also been trying a few of the new restaurants, or mostly just dipping in. Specifically New Pittsburgh, Pleasantville, Cybercity, and Acehigh. I decided that, by staying at Acehigh and never ever leaving, I could stop risking my appetite on whether or not I happen to glance at the flavour text.

Then a friend sent me several descriptions: the 'best bits', shall we say, from the Family Fun Food Wacky Factory.

CMJ, you are a twisted man. And we love you. Thank you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 20 2012 @ 04:09 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you for accepting my first monster! Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 21 2012 @ 10:19 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

And we can see where we are on the map now. Nice one!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 23 2012 @ 02:10 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Thank you for the laughs, writer of the Ziggurat dwelling.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 26 2012 @ 11:22 AM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Thank you for all being awesome.

Also, meeting Spark has made my day! I hope to have fun times with her.

Andd.....thanks for having a thank you thread.

ANNNNDDDDD

Happy Fun Muffins!

PS: I love the foods! The CC404 Foods both terrify and amuse me.

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 28 2012 @ 01:19 PM
By: danpen

Content:

I think this is a really good idea i like it a lot as well. Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 28 2012 @ 03:02 PM
By: LydiaDefountain

Content:

Thanks for the super cronos!! wow that will make building so much easier! The new anouncements things.. the new + - thingys.. lots of neat new updates whoo!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 28 2012 @ 04:42 PM
By: Skidge

Content:

Thank you for the ANNOUNCEMENT BOARD I think that is REALLY COOL


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 28 2012 @ 05:30 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's the new super cool super chronos! Woohoo!!! Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 28 2012 @ 10:28 PM
By: Grey

Content:

To Caveman Joe
Thank you for story
Thank you for banter
Thank you for auto update
Thank you for dewllings places
Thank you for banter in places
Thank you for the old food system
Thank you for the new one too
Thank you for New(b) Home, Pleasantville, Kittania, Squathole, Improbable Central, Cyber City 404 and Ace High
Thank you for the Watcher
Thank you for the failboat >.>'
Thank you for the ability to travel and role play on every square
Thank you for the in game time clock
Thank you for... you know what, thank you for the whole god dammed (which deity you decide) beautiful island, flaws and all, just thank you.

To the players
Thank you for tolerating my mediocre role playing, bad spelling, extreme lack of grammar and silliness
Thank you for role playing back
Thank you for being fun
Thank you for being the bunch of insane people you are (you know who you are)
Thank you for being amusing and interesting and every shade of amazing in between
Shi, thank you for being you
Omega... Same as above
Thank you for not dragging my third (yes third) main character (the others no longer exist) into drama in the past year of his existence (compared to the other two this is a record)
Again thank you for the tolerance, I can not thank you enough for this, it's allowed me to go from a bad roleplayer to an ok one
Thank you all


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 29 2012 @ 01:43 AM
By: Cicero

Content:

So many updates lately! It's made my island-ing extra exciting. Thanks for the great work!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 29 2012 @ 03:45 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, Full Metal Lion for keeping the Wiki of Lies faith.
Thank you, Ada for being so manically dedicated a roleplayer and organizer.
Thank you, Marly for giving me wonderful ideas for programming and monsters.
Thank you, Sessine for encouraging me to keep writing.
Thank you, team Improbable for accepting THREE of my monsters.
Thank you, CMJ for putting up with us, and giving us so many nifty new features(and cafethings, Ilovethemso.)!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: August 29 2012 @ 06:10 AM
By: Full+Metal+Lion

Content:

Quote by: Harris
Thank you, Full Metal Lion for keeping the Wiki of Lies faith.

"Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I have filled the wiki with the most unholy sacrilege that ever did CMJ cast away: truth!"

"Wow! You weren't lying; you really did sin! It's alright, though, my boy! Say 95.131.64.249 Hail Emilys and call me in the morning. Go in peace."

"Thanks be to Doku."

OT: Thank you, you guys. You know who you are. Unless you happen to be going through an identity crisis, in which case, you don't.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 04 2012 @ 06:42 PM
By: Makiwa

Content:

Been away for a while and just need to say - wow! Lot's of cool stuff has happened.

And the new gifting station doodads!? Genius in the most awesomest of ways.

Mr Joe, I thank you mnay times over Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 05 2012 @ 06:30 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Distractions! That's far better! Thank you so much. Big Grin

Um, that's a thank you to CMJ for anybody who hasn't looked at distractions recently.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 05 2012 @ 11:20 PM
By: Iriana

Content:

A sentbox oh my heart.

To CMJ, thank you for all the changes you've been making--from new stories to new food to gifting and Distractions and yes, Banter. They're neat!

To everyone who met me in my first few months on the Island, thank you for your incredible patience. I was extremely silly. You were extremely nice. I wouldn't have stayed if you weren't. So thank you!

To the roleplayers, especially those who write in outposts and on map squares (public spaces where I can read, that is), thank you for populating this island, for creating things and engaging the world CMJ's built for us. And also for entertaining me.

And to GERM--to GERM, thank you for making me laugh, and for tugging me into stories, and for being brilliant. You're wonderful.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 06 2012 @ 03:30 AM
By: Ada

Content:

What a sent box I have wanted that since like my first day thaaaaaaaank you.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 07 2012 @ 08:27 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Quote by: Iriana

A sentbox oh my heart.


Quote by: Ada

What a sent box I have wanted that since like my first day thaaaaaaaank you.


This.

Is.

Awesome.

A million times thank you.

-moo


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 16 2012 @ 12:27 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Just putting another thank you in the box because I wanted to add some happy.

HAPPY!

-moo


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 18 2012 @ 10:19 PM
By: Ada

Content:

Specials preview works! The friends thing is gone! Thank you thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 18 2012 @ 11:22 PM
By: lowkey

Content:

Thank you for....lots o' things. Damn fine game, and a great community. Most recently...

...Sent mail -- yep, jumping on the bandwagon, there!
...Favorites -- thanks for trying it out. To be honest, it felt like it might have had a fair bit of potential for usefulness...too bad there was so much drama. 'Tis good that y'all keep trying out new-and-improved features, though...makes II a place not only to visit, but to return to, again and again.

Cheers!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 21 2012 @ 08:02 PM
By: Shiloh

Content:

Thank you for:

the writing. The stories. Since Sessine set my (and many other people's) Stranger Part 1 quest settings to 'did not run' rather than 'ran in terror ohgodohgod', I've been able to trigger and enjoy the second part of the Stranger quest, the resolution of Stern Punishment, and the fourth Watcher story. And then I finally found the 'Daughter of Chance' link. And it was while I was reading all of these that I thought to myself, "Yes, this is why I keep coming back to the Island, this is brilliant, let me study the writing style so that I may learn from it, oh I wonder where this is going, I cannot wait.'

So thank you for the quests and stories.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 22 2012 @ 12:28 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Just wanted to say a big thank you again to the Moderating team and CMJ for putting up with us, and giving us a completely unprecedented amount of say in YOUR jobs. I know we're... difficult.
Another thank you again to CMJ for Waiterbot, too. He's still hilarious.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: September 22 2012 @ 02:31 AM
By: Trowa

Content:

Quote by: Harris

Another thank you again to CMJ for Waiterbot, too. He's still hilarious.


Every time I read the Waiterbot, I think of this little fella in my head:

And grin.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 12 2012 @ 04:17 PM
By: Count+Sessine

Content:

Thank you so much, CMJ, for the Notebook. I love it, love it, love it!

(I just know I'm going to be buying all of the DVD extras.)


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 12 2012 @ 10:40 PM
By: Escemfer

Content:

Aaaaah, CMJ, the Notebook is amazing. Mr. Green I love the heck out of it.

THANK YOU, SIR!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 24 2012 @ 02:25 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

To who ever sent me 720 Contraptions and Contrivances.
Thank you! And I admire your patience and fortitude in packing and sending them all separately.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: October 24 2012 @ 04:29 PM
By: Harris

Content:

CMJ, the Notebook is splendid, as is the compact inventory option. Thank you!!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 29 2012 @ 09:53 AM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Chronosphere Gifting.

GENIUS!

-moo


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 29 2012 @ 10:49 PM
By: CavemanJoe

Content:

Quote by: Twosocks+Monkey

Chronosphere Gifting.

GENIUS!

-moo



Can't be that bloody genius, only two of you have used it so far!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 28 2012 @ 03:53 PM
By: Docenspiel

Content:

Woo, now I don't have to spend five minutes clicking links to drop a certain number of items! Thank you so much CMJ.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 30 2012 @ 08:37 AM
By: Raine+Bofirn

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe



Can't be that bloody genius, only two of you have used it so far!



*volunteers to be a recipient* =3


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 30 2012 @ 02:03 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Quote by: CavemanJoe

Quote by: Twosocks+Monkey

Chronosphere Gifting.

GENIUS!

-moo



Can't be that bloody genius, only two of you have used it so far!



But.

But it's still a great idea! I can think of at least 10 times in the past I WOULD'VE USED IT if it had been available.

yup.

Totally can.

Ok maybe three but STILL.

-moo


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: November 30 2012 @ 10:10 PM
By: Trowa

Content:

Wow! Bug fixes galore! Eek! Thaaaank yoooou! Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 01 2012 @ 12:06 AM
By: Cicero

Content:

Yes! Your long list of recent Bug Fixes is fabulous! Thanks, CMJ!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 01 2012 @ 07:17 AM
By: Full+Metal+Lion

Content:

It's like Christmas! Except, instead of gifts, we get bug fixes. Woo!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 01 2012 @ 10:10 AM
By: talkydoor

Content:

You fixed the Return To IC bug! I will be grateful once I've managed to leave Squat. Clearly too much Skronk has collapsed into a black hole, pulling me ever back.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 06 2012 @ 04:40 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

I just used the new inventory donate all the stone or choose amounts.

YESSSSS THAT IS AMAZING.

All these new fixes are really great. Especially the gifting ones.

Love, Rose.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 06 2012 @ 06:30 AM
By: Full+Metal+Lion

Content:

You know what I just said? Scratch that. It's like double Christmas!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 23 2012 @ 10:25 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you again for Waiterbot.

He's still @#$%&^ing hysterical. Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2013 @ 06:44 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank you, Improbable Island, for still being here.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: March 31 2013 @ 09:30 PM
By: Trowa

Content:

Welcome back!

Er...right, thank-you thread! Thank you for coming back! Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 30 2013 @ 04:06 PM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you, Joe for the shiny new map! And for being a sneaky bastard in your further Museum remodeling! Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 02 2013 @ 03:19 PM
By: Grey

Content:

Thank you for the honourable mention CMJ (Arken Feyl) Mr. Green


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 02 2014 @ 02:36 AM
By: Harris

Content:

Thank you for the New-Year's-Party-Christmas gift, CMJ! You are a beautiful man.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 02 2014 @ 03:52 AM
By: hajen

Content:

Quote by: Harris

Thank you for the New-Year's-Party-Christmas gift, CMJ! You are a beautiful man.



i agree; sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar ... and that is not the cookie talking.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 04 2014 @ 02:32 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Quote by: hajen

Quote by: Harris

Thank you for the New-Year's-Party-Christmas gift, CMJ! You are a beautiful man.



i agree; sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar ... and that is not the cookie talking.



Thirded!!!!

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 04 2014 @ 09:13 PM
By: Omega

Content:

I'd like to say thank you to Omega for being a responsible person and not abusing the thank-you thread for almost three years. Three cheers for Omega!

-Omega


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: January 04 2014 @ 10:40 PM
By: Ashtu

Content:

Thank you, Master Hall. Not only for the cookies, but also for all the neat keen cool groovy renovations to the Island during my hiatus.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 09 2014 @ 05:54 AM
By: Harris

Content:

To not at allll rip off Tolkien: I love all of you. I've wanted to punch some of you in the mouth before, and I'm sure that some of you have wanted that for me as well. There's been our share of trouble over the years, after all.

But all of you, each and every one, are so passionate, so full of imagination, so creative, that above and beyond the game itself, you keep me coming back every week. Every week. All of you, at some point or another, in one way or another have kept me smiling and hoping so very many times in so very many ways I don't even know how to begin to describe. I love all of you.

Also, thank you again Ashtu, for this bully pulpit of thanks.

Also also, thank you CMJ, for choosing such sturdy coffee mugs to sell. I use mine nearly every week, and there's not a stain or a chip on it.

Grazie!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 10 2014 @ 01:10 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Quote by: Harris

Also also, thank you CMJ, for choosing such sturdy coffee mugs to sell. I use mine nearly every week, and there's not a stain or a chip on it.

Grazie!


OMG THANK YOU FOR NOTING THE MERCH AGAIN I (hang on screw you caps lock) was pretty sure that nothing would ever be for sale again and I was SO SAD TO HAVE NOT BOUGHT A MUG.

But now I have bought a mug.

IT WILL VISIT ME WITH MUGGY GOODNESS.

ALSO OMG IT WAS ON SALE EVERYONE BUY A MUG!!!!

*DANCE OF PURE JOY*

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 12 2014 @ 07:54 PM
By: Twosocks+Monkey

Content:

Thank you CMJ and the Mods for putting together not only a very conclusive and well explained MotD but also clearing up the rules and the Frequently Asked Questions.

It's really awesome to see a lot of things we direct newbs to the newb-wiki better explained (I'm pretty sure that's new, and if it's not I'm just lazy and don't check things nearly often enough anymore), and it's also REALLY AWESOME to see the moderator situation much clearer and crisp and detailed.

I have a feeling there was a lot of spell checking and rechecking and thought that went into all of those new things. And it probably wasn't terribly fun.

SO THANKS!!!!

HAVE A COOKIE!

*passes out love cookies. Hopefully without too much love. Cause gross. I mean, overloved cookies. Those are gross. THESE AREN'T!*

-Rose


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: February 12 2014 @ 08:10 PM
By: Hairy+Mary

Content:

Thanks for the changes to Places. That is a lot nicer.

Nice one. Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 10 2014 @ 01:31 AM
By: Full+Metal+Lion

Content:

The Customize Character link is a great improvement to the usability of the Island, CMJ. Thank you!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 14 2014 @ 06:40 AM
By: Matthew

Content:

Gonna second that. I didn't realize how actually really annoying having all those options in like five different menus was until we didn't have that problem anymore.

I do have a few suggestions but this isn't the thread. Gonna start another one!


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 15 2016 @ 09:05 AM
By: Awesome+Fred

Content:

Has it really been this long since someone used this thread?

I'm back, for what I expect will only be a short few weeks, to check out all the developments since I've been gone; but I'm also here to thank CMJ for the years of effort into making some magical improbable memories.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: May 31 2016 @ 07:26 AM
By: RP+Whistle

Content:

Thank you, CMJ, for making the Furtler candy bar. Which made me Google Furtling. And then made me do a promotional spot for the Furtler bar in NewHome.


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 29 2016 @ 01:43 PM
By: Snow+Gray

Content:

Keeping this thread going because it is always a good thing.

Thank you to everyone who has given me a warm welcome back.
Thank you to CMJ for creating a place that always draws me back even after I've been away.
And thanks to all the friends I have made through this wonderful community ♥


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: June 29 2016 @ 10:23 PM
By: Raine+Bofirn

Content:

Have I ever actually posted in here? Dear lord, I think not. Ahem.

I am thankful to CMJ to creating a site that brought on a community which encouraged supportive people to be...well, supportive. And that I was able to make a great friend and roommate because of it.

I'm less thankful that this same site is the cause of said roommate acting like a giggly smitten teenager whenever a certain Brit is thought about, and that she puns more than I, now, but thankful all the same. Razz


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: July 31 2016 @ 09:05 AM
By: Widdershins

Content:

Thank you, fellow islanders, for donating! We covered the server cost.
I'd have hated to see Minerva bein born into a world of red numbers.

If you can spare a tenner, how about lighting a Sparkler to welcome Minerva to this world? Big Grin


Re: The Thank-you Thread

Posted on: December 31 2016 @ 10:23 PM
By: Kes

Content:

Thank you, CMJ, for juggling a baby and the Watcher's account to show up at November's Cocktail Party. We were so chuffed to have you there. Thank you to everyone who came or joined in the chat channel or wanted to come but couldn't - I love you all, but I hope I've already said that elsewhere.

Thank you also, CMJ, for the Travle Ajents, and Down Below, and the candy bars I'll be sending to people with absolutely no context for as long as I can get my hands on them. They are the Very Best Thing and I still can't quite believe they're real. (I'm so happy that you made 'Hello.'.)

Thank you, II, for continuing to be an excellent, friendly, creative community. I'm glad to have been a part of it.


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