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Achilles

I stole fire from the lighter!

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#1 10 years ago

I got the following email.

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Hi WrathofAchilles - interesting name are you greek?

I was playing Art of War part 2 on my local college network with some friends and got an unusual crash it read out of memory? I have added some ships but this can't be the problem do you know about this bug?

secondly I have a great idea for an uber ship: It's a federation dreadnought, like your excalibur but with many more torpedoes and a cloak also it will look different you can make it if you like but please credit me with the design.

Lastly what happened to the Klingons because they are important in Star Trek just like the Romulans.

Thanks for any answer - Jeff.

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If you ever read this Jeff, what the hell???

If the mod worked, then you added ships and now it doesn't you've probably screwed up.

That's an idea for a ship, not a design and I dont make federation ships.

In the readme you'll find out the Klingons are next.

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now I get several requests each week, and some very appreciated feedback on my mods/files/etc but this is getting ridiculous. I'm really sick of people asking/telling me to make a ship "that looks cool" and asking for credit for nothing? worse I'm sick of people who dont read a readme... it's in the damn name read... me.... aaaaaaggghhh!!!!:uhoh:

This guys at college?? is this the geeky version of a crank call?

It's late, I must be irate but am I out of line here or is that a daft email?.




Yacuzza

Custom Space Art

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#2 10 years ago

what can i say, ignore things like that, its not your problem and he adding new content to mod, and now not working is really his problem. :cool:




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#3 10 years ago

Ya know, this sorta stuff can really tweak a fella's last good nerve. It may be a crank call, but I doubt it. I am reminded here of something the comedian Ron White said once

"No matter how hard you try, you cannot fix stupid."

Well, he is at least playing your mod and he cares enough about the content to send you an email about it. I doubt he has played the game for very long or has been around here very long, else he would know about your deep hatred of anything StarFleet. =p In his defense, he is modding and playing. Granted, he may not have a good grasp yet of the finer nuances of modding, but he is playing the game. That means to me he cannot be all bad. I would suggest a little grace under pressure. I only wish all the people who send me email, telling me exactly what they think of what my stuff, spell as well as this guy.




F/\}{I´3$

Illiterate? I'm FahreS

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#4 10 years ago

I dont want to call anyone stupid who uses my Mods, therefore i always try to help people when they have problems with my mods. But You cant work for everybody, that would be too much. Try to be friendly and do what you are able to do. Also try to answer all your e-mails even if you write "Sorry, but no...", because everybody deserves an answer. I dont understand the credit thing in this mail lol, but why dont you mail him your comment instead of posting it here? The most people with those questions dont mod and dont visit the forums.




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#5 10 years ago

Achilles;4251923I got the following email.

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Hi WrathofAchilles - interesting name are you greek?

I was playing Art of War part 2 on my local college network with some friends and got an unusual crash it read out of memory? I have added some ships but this can't be the problem do you know about this bug?

secondly I have a great idea for an uber ship: It's a federation dreadnought, like your excalibur but with many more torpedoes and a cloak also it will look different you can make it if you like but please credit me with the design.

Lastly what happened to the Klingons because they are important in Star Trek just like the Romulans.

Thanks for any answer - Jeff.

... :confused:

If you ever read this Jeff, what the hell???

If the mod worked, then you added ships and now it doesn't you've probably screwed up.

That's an idea for a ship, not a design and I dont make federation ships.

In the readme you'll find out the Klingons are next.

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now I get several requests each week, and some very appreciated feedback on my mods/files/etc but this is getting ridiculous. I'm really sick of people asking/telling me to make a ship "that looks cool" and asking for credit for nothing? worse I'm sick of people who dont read a readme... it's in the damn name read... me.... aaaaaaggghhh!!!!:uhoh:

This guys at college?? is this the geeky version of a crank call?

It's late, I must be irate but am I out of line here or is that a daft email?.

Out of memory? The common error you get when you fail to close a quotation mark? He's added ships. Nah, couldn't possibly be his fault. Especially if it worked before he played around with it. Yes, thats a daft email. =p

On the other hand, try doing IT professionally. I have dealt with support requests that make that email look sensible by comparison.

Sometimes its tempting to just send back a link to justbloodygoogleit.com.




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#6 10 years ago

The Y.C.F.S. remark was meant as a joke. I would like to help him if I can. It is interesting how many people want new Federation super ships and that these super ships always have to have a cloaking device.




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#7 10 years ago

There is a whole website (at least, probably more) devoted to extremely stupid requests for tech support. I don't remember the URL offhand but, my god Achilles with some people I have dealt with both mod wise and tech support wise, that guy is tame. Outside of KA2 related troubles, I was once active in the CnC Generals Community. After one slightly offtopic discussion about starship design (whether having streamlined spaceships is simply a human aestetic or whether there could be some sci-fi reason for it), I had a member who I assume from his posts on other forums and his stated age was around the age of 12 or 13, claiming that I was totally wrong about everything because "gaverity" (actually, thinking back his spelling of "gravity" was even worse than my attempt to mimic him) would somehow cause drag on starships in space, like wind resistance does in Earths Atmosphere. After several run ins with other members and other highly rediculous claims, providing nothing to the mod in question and generally flaming everyone in his own ahem, unique, style, he was banned. Later in the year on that same forum, I had two members pester me personally. The first was a woman who claimed to have some form of internet infatuation (to put it politely) with the mod leader (an ineffectual baffoon who woke up one day, thought a Star Wars mod would be cool and then turned his brain off through the entire developmental process), and the second was a man who claimed to be her abusive husband, who was reknown for causing trouble in the past (apparently, the mod leader and he/her had had some trouble long before the mod in question). They were both apparently in their 20s, which made her so called dealings with the 14-15-16 ish mod leader at best a lie and at worst highly creepy. After some time of comparatively normal mod discussion, the male claimed that he had found out what his wife was saying to the mod leader behind his back (what this had to do with me I never fully understood) and that he had tied her to a bed and was torturing her in a BDSM-esque way, and then asked if I wanted pictures. Naturally I declined, partly on grounds that it was highly disturbing but mainly due to the fact I had no idea what either of them looked like. He became enraged and said that if I did not openly say I believed him, he would release my sound mod (available on CnCFiles still for those interested) that I had sent him 2 weeks before to test. I told him to go ahead and release it, Filefront would close him down anyway. After the inevitable happened, (Filefront believed me that he had no right to release the files he had) he then appeared again, some 2 or 3 weeks later, and threatened (I'm serious here) bomb my house with his F-16 if I didn't believe he was torturing his wife. My sick sense of humour came into play, so I played along for a while. I asked him where he got it, what it was armed with etc. He claimed he bought it from the Swedish Air Force (they both claimed to be Swedish) and that it had something like 50 Missiles (unspecified what type). I then point out three crucial flaws in his story. A) The Swedish Air Force has no, and never has had any, F-16s of any kind. B) F-16s, even by my rather limited knowledge of modern fighter aircraft, cannot carry mroe than 8 or 9 pieces of ordinance. C) Even if the above were true, how would he have the money to purchase such a vehicle, and even if he could, he would be unable to purchase the armament. Sheepishly, he tried to claim the missiles were on some form of rotating rack, and that actually it was an F-117A that he'd bought from the US Air Force. He made some other even more incredulous claims but, to cut a rather long story short, he found himself ridiculed publically and blocked several times (on his many attempts to talk to me via different accounts). I came to the conclusion it was some rather disturbed individual out there, somewhere, and the fact that the mod leader was unwilling to talk much about his involvement with the "female" (and the fact "she" also tried to solicite naked pictures from me, to my extreme refusal naturally) seems to indicate he may have sent some rather candid shots of himself to a very sick person. And you thought you had it bad Achilles!!




The Joelteon7

The cake is a lie.There is no cake.

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#8 10 years ago

I have people contact me presuming that because I'm the site admin, I can fix all their problems and get in contact with everybody in the universe. Every so often I'll get a legit comment, such as "Can't do this. How will it effect this going up on the site?" and I will reply every so often to the basic modding stuff, including a polite message to go look up BBOM, but still.

Though, while we're on the subject Achilles, I'm looking for a Sovereign with 16 nacelles, with 3 anti-everything guns that hang from the saucer (wherever, that's fine) has a phase cloak and a fuse weapon allowing it to fuse with 16 other Sovereigns of the same type to create a ship only God is allowed to travel in.

Also, it should have 450 quantum torpedoes tubes, but you know that goes without saying.




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#9 10 years ago

The Joelteon7;4252085 Though, while we're on the subject Achilles, I'm looking for a Sovereign with 16 nacelles, with 3 anti-everything guns that hang from the saucer (wherever, that's fine) has a phase cloak and a fuse weapon allowing it to fuse with 16 other Sovereigns of the same type to create a ship only God is allowed to travel in.

Also, it should have 450 quantum torpedoes tubes, but you know that goes without saying.

Touche, Mon Ami. :lol:




arybatubara

I don't spend enough time here

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#10 10 years ago

There must be species on some planets where no one care where....are you sure those 'people' we mention before...are from those god forsaken planet...let loose by some unfortunate events into our realm...( sorry my language, just try to blow some steam)....and let them speak theirs while we speak ours.....just don't take them seriously....In Indonesia we have a saying " The Dogs Bark, The Traveller keep going".....( Should we bark???...Nay....):D




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