Help Wanted From The Community! (in Off-topic)

QBJohnnywas June 18 2008 4:15 AM EDT

Ok, have I got your attention?

Our good friend OB has found himself, through circumstances which I'm sure a lot of you are very aware, in a rather large financial hole.

So I'm asking you, our dear community, to show some community spirit. I've set up an OB Fund. If any of you can help out with CB$ to help out Mr OB. Doesn't have to be much, but if you could pledge to place cash in there on a regular basis the amount could grow. For instance if ten of you were to place 100k a week that's a million a week.

Of course, nobodys forcing anybody to help. I'm just appealing to your better natures.

But if anybody is interested in helping then put your names here and how much you want to give per week.

And please please don't use this post to make any comments about the situation. Save that for elsewhere.

Thanking you in advance.


SimplyNic June 18 2008 4:29 AM EDT

After my NCB starts up again, depending as to how well it goes, I could probably toss in about 25k or so per week

Greyfeld June 18 2008 4:31 AM EDT

Lol sorry, all I can do is sit on the sidelines and laugh. Nobody forced him to blow almost a thousand bucks on e-gear :P

QBJohnnywas June 18 2008 4:38 AM EDT

Well, you could have saved that comment for elsewhere. Appreciated.

Timberwolf June 18 2008 4:42 AM EDT

Color me confused but, a rather large CB or real life financial hole?
I've apparently missed the part that explained the circumstances of OB's predicament.

Greyfeld June 18 2008 5:15 AM EDT

JW > But as is my right, I posted my opinion anyway :) Do what you want, I just thought I'd state the irony of the community feeling the need to help pay off a debt that a member so willingly created for himself.

Timberwolf > From what I understand, and I could be a bit off, because my information is all secondhand... OB bid over $900 of RL cash on an auction lot.

Greyfeld June 18 2008 5:16 AM EDT

Don't get me wrong, I like OB, he's probably one of the coolest people on this game.

But I'm still reveling in the irony of the whole situation :)

Timberwolf June 18 2008 5:22 AM EDT

Greyfeld, that has been explained to me, which is why I sent 1.5M to help OB out.
It's play money and has absolutely no value to me. If it can help someone out of a tough spot, so be it.

Greyfeld June 18 2008 5:22 AM EDT

Lol that's completely your choice.

BooDiggens June 18 2008 6:09 AM EDT

I got your back OB. I'll send whatever I can. At least 250k a week.

QBJohnnywas June 18 2008 7:50 AM EDT

Any more?

{cb1}Linguala June 18 2008 7:56 AM EDT

{cb1}Linguala (Vlad Tepes) QBJohnnyWas (OB Fund) $5000000 7:55 AM EDT

Don't expect me doing that on a weekly base though.

QBJohnnywas June 18 2008 7:57 AM EDT

lol, don't worry. Thanks!

QBJohnnywas June 18 2008 7:58 AM EDT

Hell, big thanks - I didn't actually look at the amount!!

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 18 2008 9:32 AM EDT

War Maiden (Bleys) QBPheasant Plucker
(Safety Deposit Box) $1000000 -- 1M to help :) 9:32 AM EDT

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 18 2008 9:33 AM EDT

oops sent to OB and not to JW... lol

Xenko June 18 2008 10:02 AM EDT

For those of use who have been hiding under a rock and occasionally peeking out, what did OB do?

Draugluin June 18 2008 10:04 AM EDT

As Greyfeld said, "Timberwolf > From what I understand, and I could be a bit off, because my information is all secondhand... OB bid over $900 of RL cash on an auction lot.". I think it was slightly higher though.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 18 2008 10:06 AM EDT

Not that I care for the gossip part, but exactly what are we doing? Sending $CB so it can be sold to pay OB's rent? In which case I can just be a buyer at the measly $4-per?

Or sending $CB to 'Birdie, that he will use to pay off something, which is two transfer fees?

Clarification on point and intent?

QBJohnnywas June 18 2008 10:42 AM EDT

OB has a debt to Nightstrike. Quite large. (sorry to be airing you in public OB!). That in itself I'm not particularly fussed about. He's a big boy in that respect. But some of the means to payback disappeared overnight due to the new 'old supporters items' shop.

Luck of the draw and all might say. And that's fine too.

But in the meantime, creek and no paddle spring to mind.

I've been helped out on occasion by people here; I'm just trying to do the same.

Of course some people might be looking to buy the CB$ at the end, so don't put it in, otherwise you're paying yourself for your own bucks!

QBOddBird June 18 2008 10:51 AM EDT

Thanks JW, I just signed on and noticed this...but you guys shouldn't feel any need to help me out. Like JW said, I got m'self into this mess and I'll be a 'big boy' in that respect ;) just means I have a little while longer to stay in debt.

And basically it's just a bad timing thing. I was bidding with Anubis for Atomicboy's tattoo, and we both ended up deciding to make full lot bids because 1) Aboy needed the money 2) we could resell items and make back the extra, so why not?

You're right Greyfeld, it's simply a case of real money getting entangled with play money and it came out unfortunately. I don't particularly enjoy the humor at my expense, but I did make my own bed :)

I really appreciate the show of generosity and sympathy. I truly do. Though I don't want anyone to feel like they ought to do this, I'm in no position to refuse whatever money is given me...thanks again, guys. Just goes to show what kind of great people this community is made up of :)

QBBarzooMonkey June 18 2008 11:05 AM EDT

Put me on the buyer list once you've collected the CB$.


Greyfeld June 18 2008 12:04 PM EDT

lol i just want to make it clear that i have no problems with you OB, and I think it's cool that everybody wants to help you. Though I didn't realize that the whole supporter item change is what screwed you over. As I know the feeling behind changes getting in the way of perfectly laid out plans, I'll be happy to help throw in a bit of CB$ after I've spent what I need to for my character, and my funds stabalize a bit :)

three4thsforsaken June 18 2008 2:00 PM EDT

100k, I'll send more when i start earning an income :)

{cb1}Linguala June 21 2008 4:47 PM EDT

JohnnyWas, how about an update on how much has been gathered?
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