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Ants Attack Welsh! (subtitle: Pete's Dead Meat)

Maggie Miller
~Welsh Girl~
Join date: 17 May 2003
Posts: 290
12-29-2003 08:42
Okay...for those of you who missed it, a quick summary:

Pete Fats decided to make ants.

Pete scripted for days and days and finally ended up with a script he liked.

Pete logged off and left the little critters to themselves for a while.

Sunday evening....the rest of us in Welsh found that we......couldn't.......move. It was like swimming through molasses.

A sim-wide man-hunt for the culprit was done via shouting and sequential deleting of scripted objects until all that was left was......Pete's ants.

They were EVERYWHERE, replicating like crazy, crawling (at this point faster than any of us could crawl) all over the sim.

Nova and Cori had to come clean up the ants.......one......by.....one! It took them forever cuz those things had crawled under and over every little piece of land.

Pete has been appropriately reprimanded. roflmao.
Sinclair Valen
The One who Was
Join date: 1 May 2003
Posts: 360
12-29-2003 09:20
Just too funny. I hope someone took pictures.

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Maggie Miller
~Welsh Girl~
Join date: 17 May 2003
Posts: 290
12-29-2003 09:32
Saaz did. Maybe he can post one.

By the way....if you want to see a "supposedly" constrained version of the ants, drop by Welsh...near the Clyde border.

But whatever you do....if you run into Roo's bees (over by the big ships)....DON'T click on them. You *have* been warned.
Pete Fats
Geek
Join date: 18 Apr 2003
Posts: 648
12-29-2003 09:55
heheh Just got off the IM again....these damn ants seem to have a mind of their own. There are less then 50 of them out and they sill bring the Welsh 486DX2/50 to it's KNEES! Yay Havok!
Saaz Roentgen
Minifig
Join date: 30 Aug 2003
Posts: 14
12-29-2003 11:14
I only got one shot... The white and black rectangles are the ants. Looking at that one piece of land, you get an idea of the density, and it was like that all over the whole island.

Maggie forgot to mention that we (she) tried to delete some of the ants on her property, but it was like a bad horror movie. More ants just kept coming from the anthills on Pete's land.

For a couple hours the sim's time dilation was 0.1, with all other server stats comparably bad. For those who know what it's like in the sandbox when someone knocks down a huge physical structure, it was like that. Except it lasted 2 hours, not 30 seconds. :eek:
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Maggie Miller
~Welsh Girl~
Join date: 17 May 2003
Posts: 290
12-29-2003 15:08
ROFL, Saaz....

It happened AGAIN today. So don't go looking for Pete's ants until tonight when he gets home to rez them again.

This time, when I logged on, John Linden was there to greet me, saying, "Do you know anything about some self-replicating ants...?"

The last I saw of him, he was flying around in Pete's AV, shouting, "Deadant!" "Deadant!"

hahahahaha

(anybody want to buy some cheap land in Welsh?)

Maggie
Pete Fats
Geek
Join date: 18 Apr 2003
Posts: 648
12-30-2003 11:26
Internal changes to help us better deal with self-reproducing objects, like scripted ants.

ROFL!!

OMG....my hip hurts now. Stupid hard floor.
Jake Cellardoor
CHM builder
Join date: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 528
12-30-2003 11:40
From: someone
Originally posted by Pete Fats
Internal changes to help us better deal with self-reproducing objects, like scripted ants.


Probably a conditional statement like "if (creator == Pete Fats) then disable llRezObject." :)
Water Rogers
Registered User
Join date: 1 May 2003
Posts: 286
12-30-2003 14:27
HAHAHA Pete you goof

Would you like some cockroaches to go along with the ants? :)

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Pete Fats
Geek
Join date: 18 Apr 2003
Posts: 648
12-30-2003 15:27
Water,

Roaches, Grasshoppers, maybe a ladybug or something....we are taking down Welsh one insect at a time!

All you base are belong to ants.
Jellin Pico
Grumpy Oldbie
Join date: 3 Aug 2003
Posts: 1,037
12-30-2003 15:35
Pete, if you put a couple ants in a solid hollowed cube, turn the cube transparent, would the ants be able to get out?

Reason I ask is I'd love a terrerium with 'living' creatures in there.
Gwydeon Nomad
Registered User
Join date: 1 May 2003
Posts: 480
12-30-2003 15:37
That would rock! :D We could make those old school ant um... things whos name i forget (with the sand, little help here!)
Del Dayton
British Beer Guzzler
Join date: 12 Dec 2003
Posts: 157
12-30-2003 15:40
HAHAHAHA :D

When I chatted to you scripting those things yesterday(?) crawling out of their little box... I didn't envisige them taking over the whole sim :D
Ryen Jade
This is a takeover!
Join date: 21 Jun 2003
Posts: 1,329
12-30-2003 16:31
and farm :P
Maggie Miller
~Welsh Girl~
Join date: 17 May 2003
Posts: 290
12-31-2003 07:40
anT farm, ryen. lol
Pete Fats
Geek
Join date: 18 Apr 2003
Posts: 648
12-31-2003 08:24
From: someone
Originally posted by Jellin Pico
Pete, if you put a couple ants in a solid hollowed cube, turn the cube transparent, would the ants be able to get out?

Reason I ask is I'd love a terrerium with 'living' creatures in there.


I bet it would work....as they stand right now, they try to walk around objects when they collide with them....so I bet with a little tuneing we could make it work....it'd actually be kind of a neat project, if we could make them ant farm...build little hills and stuff, but with the 1.2 prim stuff, it might get kind of hard. IM me IW sometime, and we'll chat :)
Jellin Pico
Grumpy Oldbie
Join date: 3 Aug 2003
Posts: 1,037
12-31-2003 08:54
Will do, I want to see if this'd work, and I have enough land that the prim limit isn't a concern.