If you're worried about facebook...... (in Off-topic)

QBJohnnywas January 16 2008 4:06 AM EST

A lot of people seemed to be a little alarmed by the idea of CB on Facebook. I'm on a couple of games over there, one of which Warbook, a few people here play. But Warbook isn't necessarily a good example of how things can be done. The forums can be a bit...juvenile...the game has had a lot of faults while I've been there.

A much better example of how things can be is a game called Battlestations. If you don't know it, go and check it out. It's actually very similar to CB, which when I realized how similar let me move to level 50 within a pretty short time. Good friendly, intelligent forums. And the developers are very involved in the game and the forums. It's currently being moved towards an improved state, and I think it will be accessible outside of Facebook as well as in.

If you have your doubts go and have a look. It's probably the main reason I've been feeling so positive about CB on Facebook.

AdminG Beee January 16 2008 5:45 PM EST

Am I the only one who "doesn't get" Facebook ?

I hear my kids talking about "Bebo" and I figure it's not The Hobbit's distant cousin and is actually somehow more related to a social networking site, but I've never really understood what all the hullabaloo is about.

Am I missing something, will my life finally be complete when I create a social networking account someplace..? Also, is there a bar anywhere in these sites? How can I be expected to socialise without a pint and a pool cue..?

Someone explain to my why I need to make an account on FB (didn't that used to be Fireball..?) please.

PS. Anything that is good for CB and brings up the headcount is a good thing imo. I'm just worried I'm missing something. Old Man

QBJohnnywas January 16 2008 5:49 PM EST

Lol, it's a way of keeping in touch with your friends, passing round stupid messages and jokes, having a laugh with a big crowd of people.

Yeah, you're right the pub is better!

Facebook is also either going to go through the roof or it's dead. My mum - 67 this year - is Facebooking now.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 16 2008 5:50 PM EST

People can give your virtual beers, and there are virtual happy hours on facebook.


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 16 2008 5:51 PM EST

LoL Johnny. ;)

I think that's Pensionbook! :P

QBJohnnywas January 16 2008 5:51 PM EST

So you're virtually drunk all the time on Facebook then GL?

QBJohnnywas January 16 2008 5:57 PM EST

Lol, Pensionbook...that's a good one for this time of night!

drudge January 16 2008 5:58 PM EST


Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] January 16 2008 6:01 PM EST

Facebook is just like an Ipod/Iphone. If you don't have an account, you lead a miserable life.

Tyriel [123456789] January 16 2008 6:13 PM EST

"Facebook is just like an Ipod/Iphone. If you don't have an account, you lead a miserable life."

I do not. :P

More members = more fun, except if we get flooded by spammers, cheaters, etc.

QBRanger January 16 2008 6:13 PM EST

Will we still be able to play CB without joining Facebook?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] January 16 2008 6:14 PM EST

I HOPE you do not :P

The degree of sarcasm in my post...I evaluate it to be at about 600% more than what's healthy for you and me.

TheHatchetman January 16 2008 6:19 PM EST

I created a FB just to test out CB on there...

My main concerns about it are that I don't want chat to become as dumb as it often is in RS (this is also what i believe to be the main reason we have the PG rule... forces people to use words, and stops a lot of unnecessary spam), and there are occasionally people who think it's clever to slip an obsenity in their name... Once it catches on that this is doable, PG is out the window.

Also, with an influx of idiots, I'm worried that those with more sense than a sandwich will be driven out. I'm not too overly concerned about forums... We can easily ignore morons/idiotic threads as we (should) have in the past.

I'm not saying someone new to the game that doesn't know much is an idiot or a moron, they're just new. By idiot/moron, I'm speaking more of the guy that feels he can justify having 7 accounts, each named after one of Carlin's dirty words, by claiming they have "1337 h4x0r1n6 5k1ll5!" The type I spoke of in the first sentence of this paragraph are more than welcome in my (and I'm pretty sure just about everyone else's) book... But I feel the latter need to be kicked in the face by a Mack truck and stabbed with a dresser...

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] January 16 2008 6:25 PM EST

Heh, mark my words. (Again? Yeaaah, you bet.)

There will be two castes of people on CB. The "New", unruly bunch of 12 year-olds. And the "Old", us, who will plough through the idiot masses, delivering justice, PGness, and rightful kicks.

I exaggerate, or course, as is my nature, but it will be lots of fun, I am certain. By retaining the current rules, and enforcing them just as well, I don't think we need to fear to be Runescaped.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 16 2008 6:34 PM EST

I liked how FB worked before, used to be only college students could sign up for a FB account. (Maybe high school as long as they had a high school email?) Now, anyone with a random email can sign up.

three4thsforsaken January 16 2008 7:03 PM EST

Somehow I can only see the game going downhill for the old users. The question is how much.

Well, maybe we can make a buck off the huge NUB influx...

Brakke Bres [Ow man] January 16 2008 7:07 PM EST

drudge[FB] has joined the room.
- carnage: Congratulations on finishing the tutorial, drudge[FB]!

he changed his name and entered via facebook, now drudge is no nub user so how can this be?

SNK3R January 16 2008 7:32 PM EST

Hatch: No faith in the Admins and OPs, eh?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 16 2008 7:45 PM EST

"Will we still be able to play CB without joining Facebook?"

I hope so, otherwise I don't think I'll be logging in again. ;)

QBsutekh137 January 16 2008 7:52 PM EST

GB, one neat thing on Facebook (but not unique to it) is the ability to label photos with names and have them posted. So, you can just email someone and say, "Check out Facebook for the weekend I just had!". The authentication and relationship aspect is already taken care of. Post once, and it's done.

However, I agree with your sentiment of it being a lot of "so what?" A lot of Facebook stuff is minutae: current status, likes/dislikes... A bit too Twitter for my taste (now thre is a whole concept I REALLY don't get...)

But you can use it as much or as little as you like, and it is a central spot of sorts.

I do wory about the CB chat once more of the FB ilk get involved. Won't be enough chat admins on the planet to keep it clean (judging by the Warbook forums).

JW, who are you on Warbook? I have my magician up to level 44, going for a very defensive stance (who'd a figured?) What is your character? I might need to go check out BattleStations now... *smile*

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] January 20 2008 9:56 PM EST

Yeah... a few more chat ops wouldn't hurt... *Wink wink*
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