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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 07:18:01 AM »
Yeah, I don't really know what to do either.

Night Owl pretty much answered it a while back. Back in the 90's the Unwashed Village was a sort of gathering place. A place where people could post interesting things and talk about it. Now it's just one of many places.

If I want to read what's new I go to Reddit or any other number of sites. Right there that takes care of some of the coolness.

Now it's just a bunch of people that know each other. That's awesome but there's no incentive for new people to join.

I guess just post more. =)
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 10:33:42 PM »
 I'm big fan of first two fallout games. this is my first post here. Its very fun to read this forum but for newcomers(like me), its feels strange to intervene the ongoing conversations even it isnt. thats what hits me firstly. I may find solutions but god I'm newbie..

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 09:28:43 PM »
We have ongoing conversations?
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 01:50:16 AM »
Doombot sighting, more weeks of snow?

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 02:18:26 AM »
Doombot sighting, more weeks of snow?



Maybe... there's snow in the mountains of Vegas right now. And it's in the 80's down here in the Valley.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 02:36:54 AM »
I was thinking about this. One of the things that I used to love was the feeling that there was a Village. We used to talk about the locations in the Village, like the bar, Weasel's lab that sort of thing. Stories seemed to almost pop out of that image because it was easy to relate to.

I'd suggest two things in that light. The first is to do a write up on where the village came from, who it was and how it evolved into what it is now. More than that, let people know what we stand for - I like Doomsie's comments in the Facebook thread about why she didn't want the Village on FB. It made sense to me.

The other is redefine the village as a fictional location. Even create a document that lists the locations and if anyone is feeling creative perhaps even have a map or rough layout. That might even help Chucara's game idea because if we all have a similar idea of the village then it will feel more natural. Let each Villager define their own building or collaborate to develop some common buildings.

I guess when there is a basic layout, you can then evolve that into a logo/poster type idea..... Oh my, I am getting carried away.

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 07:46:48 PM »
I was thinking about this. One of the things that I used to love was the feeling that there was a Village. We used to talk about the locations in the Village, like the bar, Weasel's lab that sort of thing. Stories seemed to almost pop out of that image because it was easy to relate to.

I'd suggest two things in that light. The first is to do a write up on where the village came from, who it was and how it evolved into what it is now. More than that, let people know what we stand for - I like Doomsie's comments in the Facebook thread about why she didn't want the Village on FB. It made sense to me.

The other is redefine the village as a fictional location. Even create a document that lists the locations and if anyone is feeling creative perhaps even have a map or rough layout. That might even help Chucara's game idea because if we all have a similar idea of the village then it will feel more natural. Let each Villager define their own building or collaborate to develop some common buildings.

I guess when there is a basic layout, you can then evolve that into a logo/poster type idea..... Oh my, I am getting carried away.

I put dibs on the unwashed fire station!


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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 09:41:04 PM »
I was going to suggest trying some multiplayer or something that you could play casual like without too much of a hassle, but couldn't really come up with any suitable game. Hell, just about the only multiplayers that I know these days are MMO's... Kind of...disturbing, really.

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2011, 01:54:32 AM »
I was going to suggest trying some multiplayer or something that you could play casual like without too much of a hassle, but couldn't really come up with any suitable game. Hell, just about the only multiplayers that I know these days are MMO's... Kind of...disturbing, really.

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2011, 11:01:12 AM »
I heard there is a fallout online coming one day but... I don't know anymore if they will Finnish it.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2011, 11:32:23 PM »
but... I don't know anymore if they will Finnish it.


You mean, make it "witty, charming, and incredibly drunk"?
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2011, 12:27:50 PM »
I was thinking about this. One of the things that I used to love was the feeling that there was a Village. We used to talk about the locations in the Village, like the bar, Weasel's lab that sort of thing. Stories seemed to almost pop out of that image because it was easy to relate to.

I'd suggest two things in that light. The first is to do a write up on where the village came from, who it was and how it evolved into what it is now. More than that, let people know what we stand for - I like Doomsie's comments in the Facebook thread about why she didn't want the Village on FB. It made sense to me.

Good point Varag. I haven't hung from the chandelier at the Bastard Bar in years. I always thought it was b/c of my age. lol!


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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2011, 08:38:41 PM »
First of all... this here is probably a good idea... this thread i mean.
I say this not just because it could provide genuinely revitalising ideas but also because frankly, I just skimmed the last few pages of posts, and it was downright depressing.
True enough, that may be because Im still recovering from BC's "metaphor" prose  :'( - But really, it felt like I was reading the death rattles of someone I love. I agree that the fun of the village was the humour and fiction... so why did I find it so heavily outweighed by the morose sobbing about days gone by?

Secondly, I dont think gimmicks work. A game, or a map, or what have you is great. But that's the kind of thing people should be doing as par for course, rather than using them in a concious effort to bring back a dead zeitgeist.

Yes. Dead... Zeitgeist. I dunno the average reading level of the current members, so I'll explain.
Zeitgeist is a word meaning the spirit of an age, and to paraphrase the Hagakure, it is not wise for one to wish they were in a different time, but rather to make the most of what (or when) they have.

So... with that being said, in the interest of getting people back in the hype...
I notice a distinct lack of turjans and lerks... I therefore offer my services as an illustrator to aid in whatever village-projects people decide are worthy of pusuing.
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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2011, 09:02:19 PM »
First of all...

I'm not convinced that you can be morose and sobbing at the same time.

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Re: What can we do to restore the UV to its former glory?
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2011, 11:43:31 PM »
sure you can. you just have to be quiet about it
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