The end of Carnage Blender? (in General)

WeaponX March 28 2006 8:53 PM EST

Well i'm not so sure although i saw it coming with the death of camping not so much because camping ended but because of the way it was handled. what do you the players think? as i will say right now there is a fairly wide spread panic over Ranger quitting.

RedWolf March 28 2006 8:55 PM EST

All this chaos and disorder reminds me vaguely of mid-December, 2004.

Timberwolf March 28 2006 8:56 PM EST

Can we please keep all of the "The sky is falling" posts in one thread?

BMWheatley March 28 2006 8:58 PM EST

/me misses camping*

I dont think this is the end. It's a big hit of course, but its not like Ranger is the center of CB or anything. Its his decision to quit, idk why people are following him (though i didnt read through _all_ of the admin threads and whatnot.

I'm not panicking.

QBBarzooMonkey March 28 2006 8:58 PM EST

What? Todd is is quitting? Oops, I mean Ranger is quitting? What will we ever do to survive? And MM, Ranger leaving is your greatest wish realized - isn't this a little hypocritical?

QBRanger March 28 2006 8:59 PM EST

Guys and gals (and others),

It is one person quitting. I am doing so for my own reasons. Please read nothing more into it. CB is a great game. One of the best I have ever played. However, recent things and events make CB no longer fun for me and I made a promise to myself that when that happens, it is time to go.

The game will continue.

New people will take the top.

New people will join.

Old people will leave.

Much like the cycle of life, things march on.

WeaponX March 28 2006 9:06 PM EST

never has there been this kind of massive feeling of "this just isn't fun" i know i am feeling it but i don't like to make rash decisions so i am still here

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] March 28 2006 9:07 PM EST

Indeed, I don't want everyone to think that i am primarily leaving because of Ranger. That isn’t the case, Just assisted in the decision making process.

AdminJonathan March 28 2006 9:08 PM EST

Ranger and I have had our differences, but he's a good man. I wish him well.

Good luck, Ranger!

Mem March 28 2006 9:50 PM EST

I'd like to point out that this is coming not days after calling Ranger a nasty name...

Doom Lit Sky March 28 2006 9:53 PM EST

Get over it mem.

sssimmo March 28 2006 10:02 PM EST

Sticks and stones.....

Mem March 28 2006 10:46 PM EST

Your input tells me that you did not understand the post. I'm not trying to tell my mom that Jon called me a 'ca-ca head'. Who cares? The point of the post was to discredit one of Jon's two faces. You can't be one and the same-- both friends and enemies. This logic has lead me to believe that the name calling represents Jon's true feeling of Ranger, and has chosen to express his happiness that he's gotten rid of his adversary with a thinly veiled compliment. Anyone with a lick of sense could discern this. I'm almost ashamed that I had to explain it...

And in the future if you'd like to call me a cry baby, or an idiot, or a pretentious jerk, etc., then please do so in a cm or pm to me. I won't mind at all. Even if you have no business giving me your input.

It's a small wonder I tend to stay away from the forums.

QBOddBird March 28 2006 10:49 PM EST

Don't be silly. This isn't the end of CB2, neither was camping, the archery nerf, the BL improvements, the ToA, the Max Tattoo, the rescale in CB1, even the sad end of CB1 or any of the other major changes.

And if it were, Jon's kindly kept it running this whole time, and he could take it down at any time if he liked. I almost wouldn't blame him at this point - were I in his shoes, I might just get ticked enough to let everyone here take a short break from the game just to remind them of their places. Good thing he has more patience than I.

I love you all ~_^

Blarg March 28 2006 10:57 PM EST

I've always taken more of an observer's approach to CB, only playing when I can, playing the way I wanted to and listening to what other people say. I've never really voiced my opinion because I felt it was more interesting to let other people do the talking. I've been here a long time, longer than most probably think I've been here, but here I am, and I've seen a lot. Rangers quitting, people panic. Todd quits, people panic. Di quits, people panic. Whenever a person whos been quite influential to the community quits/threatens to quit, people panic. They panic because someone whose been a consistant factor in CB for them is gone, and they won't have that anymore. That makes them feel confused and scared, and they might quit too. Its happened before, it'll always happen.

I ask this, before you quit, think about the reasons why you are really quitting. I have no doubt that Ranger has put a lot of thought about it, and he's probably doing this because he sees this move as best for him. Whoever you are, the community will miss you, and will move on without you. Depending on your contribution, it will either move quickly or slowly. Myself, I have no idea what would happen if I quit, but I really havn't concerned myself with it. I might as well let you all and those closest to me that I'm rapidly phasing CB out. Soon, it will simply be a money farm to pay for WoW, and I'm ok with that. Again, people move on, and often the people who think they've contributed the most get forgoten the quickest. I am not quitting, and you may see my room whenever I pop on to scan through the forums and burn my BA, and see the not so often posting I may do. Really, all I'm doing is chatting less and spending less time on CB, I'll still be observing Jon's sno-globe shaking and amusing myself with the predictable reactions, and if any of you wish for my observations, you can MSN me (CM me if you don't have my e-mail already). As often as I have observations, I keep them to myself, but now I'll tell whoever wants it, but I will not post them often at all.

Its just times of panic like these I feel I need to post. I ask of you all again, before you "quit" think about it, and determine if its what you really want or not. If it is, I wish you the greatest luck in RL, if it isn't, I wish you the greatest luck in CB and RL. I guess I'm done "observing" for now, keep your sticks on the ice.

QBRanger March 28 2006 11:02 PM EST


In your universe OB, if people disagree with you, you would give everyone a time out to remind them of their "places"? I have no "place". In fact, I have my own free will and my own opinions. If they run counter to the powers that be, I would hope the powers that be see it as constructive criticism.

I would think I have been critical of some things of the game, as have others, in at attempt to make it best for all. A lot of people seem to think that all my moaning about things such as the NUB/NCB is to protect my top place. It actually was not. It was for game balance and the overall future of the game. If we have people getting too big too fast, IMO that hurts the game overall. But that is another issue. The recent problems with admins willy nilly fining people was another issue that needed to be corrected for the good of the game. But, if dissent is going to be treated like DAWG and I was the past few days, this game is not for me anymore.

This is susposed to be a fun game and it has gotten far away from it, at least for me.

QBsutekh137 March 28 2006 11:12 PM EST

Wow, mem. I couldn't possibly disagree with you more.

That's really all I can muster at the moment, and yes, I did read all the posts.

I am soooo glad Jonathan has a skin about 10x10^23 times thicker than mine. Hopefully it will at least let me finish out my NCB. :\

QBOddBird March 28 2006 11:14 PM EST

Ranger: My point is that if this were a game I spent my own personal time and thought creating, and everyone acted as though I owed them something for the time *they* put into something *I* created, I'd probably tell them to come back next week and take a break from the headache. He doesn't HAVE to put up with it, but he does. Same with the admins.

Good thing he isn't like me, eh?

I'm not going to get into the details, such as your and DAWG's involvement with Vestax, but sitting and complaining about every little nitty thing doesn't solve it. I see both sides, but the admins try their best, though they aren't perfect. Asking him if he would reconsider his fine and its reasons is perfectly understandable, but getting angry in forums was probably not the first step that should've been taken. CMs are a nice way of confronting issues without starting a public problem.

Besides, didn't he pay people back?

Life isn't fair. Occasionally things happen that are wrong, and usually, even in the workplace, the best way to handle it is to talk privately to the person, rather than screaming it out to everyone around you. Agreed?

And yes, I've certainly noticed that you have your own free will and opinions. He can't take that away from you. But don't you agree that every once in a while you should just shut your mouth? If you aren't helping, but rather adding fuel to the fire, adding to the problem....

Bull3t F4c3 March 28 2006 11:18 PM EST

cb died when cb ONE closed..imo

Special J March 28 2006 11:18 PM EST

"CMs are a nice way of confronting issues without starting a public problem. "

It's also, oddly enough, a way to discuss issues already in the public without fanning the flames.

LayWaste-[bA March 28 2006 11:29 PM EST

Man this is all pretty odd to me - Maybe you guys are looking too far into CB.. Like it's going to be the same in 1 week just people will always talk about what happened.. But Ranger's character is probably going to be sold to someone anyway, and in the end 'life' will go back to how it was. 'Life' being CB, sadly.

Mem March 28 2006 11:31 PM EST

You're right on with that post, Blarg. Nicely put. (Coincidentally I won't be leaving, but not because of your post.)

I would also like to strongly urge those that want to leave to consider the fact that if everyone left that was friends with Ranger then who would be here to remember the good things that Ranger did? Who will be here to stand for his causes if you all leave? They'll only remember his negative statements, and ultimately become known as a whiner who whined his way right out of the game because he didn't get what he wanted. It's already happened to players such as Todd, Di, who I never knew, but am willing to bet that both of those players had some kind of positive thing to add to the community. They wouldn't have been so well known if they didn't. And now their reputations are ruined because of how they left the game. I won't stand for that to happen with Ranger. He's done far to much for the game to deserve that. If you disagree with this then it's only because of your own bias. If you agree then I urge you to stick around.

Ok, seriously, I've had enough of this now. I'm going to stick to chat and Off-topic from now and on.

AdminShade March 28 2006 11:33 PM EST

I really don't like seeing you leave Ranger, but I'm sure you have your reasons and that they are good reasons.

I wish you all the good things and perhaps some day we'll see you back, if only for the chat and the fun :)

Phrede March 28 2006 11:49 PM EST

I fully agree with mem's comments. I was probably as close to Moto as anyone and felt very agrieved about the way he was pushed out of the game. However Moto*s Minions has kept his name alive and we still speak over e-mail from time to time anyways.

Ranger will be sorely missed but its up to his clan members to keep his name going.

I will not be buying TAB - in case anyone is interested - perhaps one of his clan member will - to keep the name alive.

QBsutekh137 March 29 2006 9:51 AM EST

Of course, DAWG should buy it. At last check, wasn't he around $9000 behind you on CB expenditures? *smile*

BootyGod March 29 2006 2:34 PM EST

Hmmm *translates all above talk*. Hmm well... yup... seems to be me like you all a bunch of cry babies who can't take an insult. Maybe... maybe you all just are selfish? Maybe both. I think I will go with both in this case. You all feel free to moan until some passing whim distracts you again... me? I plan on using my BA right now...

QBOddBird March 29 2006 2:37 PM EST

GW - did you really have to post that piece of worthlessness? It accomplished nothing except to insult others.

It certainly reduces my opinion of you.

BootyGod March 29 2006 2:44 PM EST

Just in case anyone else has something say along those lines, my opinion has certainly been reduced to the point where I no longer care what you think. That applies to all of you. By the way I hope you are all perfect. Because you sure expect everyone else to be.

QBsutekh137 March 29 2006 3:06 PM EST

Thank you for your kind hopes. Yes, I am perfect.

QBJohnnywas March 29 2006 3:08 PM EST

No you're not. But I am.

Tezmac March 29 2006 3:15 PM EST

I'm close to perfect. I thought I was wrong once, but it ended up I was right. Ruined my streak.

Xiaz on Hiatus March 29 2006 3:15 PM EST

Perfection is flawed, therefore you're both flawed!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 29 2006 4:53 PM EST

My Dad still thinks he's God. He's content that nobody can disprove his claim...

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 29 2006 5:44 PM EST

You should meet JW's father! He's amazing. O.O

QBJohnnywas March 29 2006 5:47 PM EST

Why is it every woman I know loves my father? I could develop a complex...

QBRanger March 29 2006 5:49 PM EST


Looks like your long lost Mother showed up.

BootyGod March 29 2006 5:51 PM EST

*gag*.... how could Bast create JW.... *gag* it is truly sickening...

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 29 2006 6:08 PM EST

It's a certain hypnotic effect he has, JW. It's like he could make a person do almost anything and so unconsciously. It even works on animals! ;)

BootyGod March 29 2006 6:10 PM EST

I had a really good insult... but nah. Bast = trigger happy lol. But about this thread. No carnage blender ain't ending. Thanks for the refresher though.

QBJohnnywas March 29 2006 6:16 PM EST

Bast my mother? Carnage turns into a Greek tragedy......;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 29 2006 6:43 PM EST

LOL! ;)

But Nemi is fit! ;)

I feel a character name change coming on! ;)

Can I bribe an Admin to change Bartlett to Nemi? ;)

"See I reckon you're about an 8 or a 9,
Maybe even 9 and a half in four beers time.
That blue top shop top you've got on IS nice,
Bit too much fake tan though - but yeah you score high.

But theres just one little thing that really really,
Really really annoying me about you you see,
Yeah yeah like i said you are really fit
But my gosh don't you just know it

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though i would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit But my gosh dont you know it

So when i looked at you standing there with your hoard,
I was waiting in the queue looking at the board
Wondering whether to have a Burger or chips
Or what the shrapnel in my back pocket could afford
When i noticed out the corner of my eye
Looking toward my direction
Your eyes locked onto my course
I couldnt concentrate on what i wanted to order,
Which cost me my place in the queue i waited for YEAH

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though i would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit But my gosh dont you know it

Whoa! Leave it out
Are you smoking something?
Leave it Out
Mike just leave it just leave it
We cannot have that behaviour in this establishment
S'not worth it mike, just leave it
Dont Touch Me, S'not Worth It
Dont Touch Me, D, Look Im Alright Dont Touch me

For a while there i was thinkin - yeah but what if?
Picturin' myself pullin with bare white hot wit
Snarin you as you were standing there opposite
Whether or not you knew it i swear you didnt tick
And when that bloke in the white behind us lot queuing
Was clockin onto you too yeah i had to admit
That yeah yeah you are fit,
And yeah i do want it,
But i stop sharkin' for a minute to get chips and drinks

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though i would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit But my gosh dont you know it

Oy, just as you started to make your big advance
With the milkshake and that little doughnut in hand
I was like nah, even though you look grand
But you look sharp there smilin hard suggesting and
Gleaming away with your hearty hearty lookin tan
But i admit the next bit was spanner to my plan
You walked towards my path but just brushed right past
And into the arms of that white shirted man

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though i would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit But my gosh dont you know it

Oh what do i give .. i've got a girlfirend anyway
(whoa, we've all had a drink mate)
We're all a bit drunk, yeah we've had a few fair play
I got this stella i bombed from that last cafe
This nights not even begun, yes yes oh yay

I did fancy you a bit though yeah i must say
I would rather i hadnt mugged myself on display
But this is just another case of female stopping play
On otherwise a total result of a holiday

I'm not trying to pull you
Even though i would like to
I think you are really fit
You're fit But my gosh dont you know it"

QBJohnnywas March 29 2006 6:47 PM EST

Mike Skinner is God!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 29 2006 6:51 PM EST

Nah, that's my Dad. ;)

QBJohnnywas March 29 2006 6:54 PM EST

What, your dad is Dog?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 29 2006 6:57 PM EST

Dyslexic much? ;)

Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac?

He lay awake all night trying to figure out if there really was a Dog!


QBJohnnywas March 29 2006 6:58 PM EST


Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] March 29 2006 7:02 PM EST

BAck on topic people.

AdminG Beee March 29 2006 7:05 PM EST

Or the dyslexic skiers who when arguing whether a person went "zig zag" down the hill or "zag zig" bumped into a guy walking past wearing a skin tight suit and a crash helmet.
Figuring that he was a good skier given the gear he was wearing one of the guys asked him if it was "zig zag" or "zag zig" when coming down the hill.

"Heck, I dunno said the bloke, I'm a tobogganist, not a skier."

"Oh replied the skier, in that case I'll have 20 Marlboro and a box of matches please".

AdminG Beee March 29 2006 7:06 PM EST

and no, Carnage Blender isn't ending :p

{CB1ate}aupStar March 29 2006 9:19 PM EST

Bah, he'll be back...
He'll NCB straight back to the top! =)
And he'll do it with style...;)

NB: I know you can't put connecting words at the start of a sentence so quit CMing me!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] March 29 2006 9:23 PM EST

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine....

gooey muppet March 30 2006 12:05 AM EST

Leanord Bernstein!

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 30 2006 6:11 AM EST

Back onto dyxlesia
A dyslexic man walks into a bra!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 30 2006 6:44 AM EST

Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshiper?

He sold his soul to Santa!

bartjan March 30 2006 8:13 AM EST

Dyslexics of the world Untie!

Caedmon [Revenge of the Forgers] March 30 2006 1:09 PM EST

Come on, everyone. It's not cool to make fun of lysdexics.

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] March 30 2006 9:16 PM EST

"never has there been this kind of massive feeling of "this just isn't fun" i know i am feeling it but i don't like to make rash decisions so i am still here"

MM, preach on.

spydah March 31 2006 6:10 AM EST

"never has there been this kind of massive feeling of "this just isn't fun" "

I think someone else pointed this out, but it bears... bares... needs repeating.

um, did you miss the first rescale perhaps?

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