-- temporallyMisguided [TM] has begun pestering snowyDisciple [SD] --
TM: Hello, something’s come up.
SD: *** what is it? ***
TM: I think we did something wrong.
SD: *** okay. ***
TM: Nah, actually now that I think about it it’s exactly the kind of mind-game that Thom might play on me. Yeah it’s nothing, ignore what I said.
-- temporallyMisguided [TM] has ceased pestering snowyDisciple [SD] --
You sit back in your chair and sigh. What can you do? You need power for your computer so you should get on that immediately. Perhaps you could go to the Skaianet lab and see if they’ll let you plug in there? Yeah that’s a good idea. You captchalogue your desktop computer and run outside. There is a single road to the lab, and it is surrounded in flaming trees. You put on your trench coat, and start running.
Soon after, you find yourself at the front door of the Skaianet labs. You open the doors and walk through. The lab is silent, and dark. A screen in the lobby flickers with static. You look around for an outlet but find none. One thing to do, you guess. You walk past the front desk and into the heart of the lab.
You stumble through a dark hallway, feeling your way along the walls, until you hit a door. You push through it, and find yourself in a large room filled with a faint light. There’s a bright screen on the opposite wall, displaying a list.. patch notes it looks like.
You walk up to it and begin reading.
SBURB BETA Update Version 1.2.6
-Fixed the bugs involving the use of SBURBCLIENT.~ATH and SBURBSERVER.~ATH and they are now stable and ready to be used. We apologize for any null sessions or doomed timelines caused by the use of these files.
-19,022,120 bugs have been fixed.
-Removed an error that results in a “neutral” civilization Ballan being created upon entry should SBURBCLIENT.~ATH be used.
The list goes on for pages, and pages, showing new features and so on. You open up pesterchum and message Thom just to be sure that you were using the latest version.
-- temporallyMisguided [TM] has begun pestering distinguishedPhysician [DP] --
DP: -| ==> What now? <== |-
TM: Well, I need you to check what version of SBURB you are using.
DP: -| ==> Listen, if they gave us different versions that’d just be stupid. We’re both using 1.2.5 okay? <== |-
TM: Tell me you did NOT use SBURBCLIENT.~ATH
DP: -| ==> I did not use that. <== |-
TM: You did, didn’t you?
DP: -| ==> Yeah I kinda did. <== |-
TM: Oh no, nonononono this is not good
-- temporallyMisguided [TM] has ceased pestering distinguishedPhysics [DP] --
==> Be Thom
You are now Thom. Your house is now in the middle of.. you don’t have any idea where you are actually. Your house is there like normal, but the surroundings are different. Instead of the island you’re in a canyon of sorts. THe walls of it raising far above you. You’ve already noticed the hostile locals which are jumping down into the canyon. Most of them end up falling onto dangerous things like spikes of jagged rock, or the occasional trap. In other words, everything is just fine. A few monsters that survive charge at you but well.. wait. You’ve already shot them. Everything is just fine.
Thom: -| ==> Well.. I really don’t know what that was about. <== |-
???: I do.