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I have posted the voice lines for my voice actors in the Voice Actors Guild here at TEG. Since it has been a while since lines have been posted, I am not expecting a massive turn out. In fact I am expecting to be disappointed by the turn out and thus have made the third party voice work my plan B. Plan A is do all the lines my self and I already have done that.
For those that want to try voice acting for me here are the important details.
Voice Actor Help Sheet that tells you how I like the lines done, packed and named etc.
And of course the lines them selves.
The deadline is 1 week from as usual, that is midnight on 10th September.
Also there are a lot of lines for noobies in here so its a great opportunity to have a go at Voice work if your new to it.
I am now working on clean upquests for the Order of the black worm to make things better after the Orders main quest ends. Additional voice lines will be posted for that once I have done them. These are extra quests to add to the 12 already created for DLG V2.
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First, Voice actors should start monitoring the Voice Actors Guild. I have 1 quest to do before I start posting lines. I'll post a guide about voice acting and what is needed just before the lines are posted. Also there may be 3 more parts after the main quest lines are done.
Now for site news.
The recent change to members only went as expected, from barely any forum sign ups to dozens of new arrivals each day. Some folk where banned for having dodgy IP results and I would like to explain that now before moving on to other topics.
In the past TES fans have used proxies and other systems to gain access to my site and use what I give for free, to cause trouble here and else where. I have found that if I insist everybody is tracable to an ISP that I can report them too, there tends to be no trouble because nobody can hide behind their computer screen like trolls like to do. Since this is a UK site and falls under UK law, its pretty easy for me to insist ISPS act where as on my older sites which where not so easily defined, it was much harder to get any action at all. Now I can just call 999 and report stuff. Easy as pie.
So that is what I am doing. Making sure every single user is tracable to an ISP because it cuts down the trolling and makes everybody accountable for their actions.
The software tracks this automatically so when your ISP changes, I can see it and your full ISP history. If there is anything dodgy about it, I can ban the user on the spot.
Since trolls are not good listeners and since past attempts to make them see reason always failed, I do not even bother explaining the whys and where fores anymore. It would just be a waste of time to try, so I do not.
I have made an exception here since I have returned to a members only system. That system is only 30% activated, it is the lightest security method this site has. The full security set up kept everybody I did not like or want here at TEG away from everything I made between Dec 2008 and dec 2010. TES fans simple missed out on everything. But this current level of security is appropriate for what happened and will send the right message.
And its benefitting TEG greatly as you can see.
TEG is not run on a "trust the user basis", where as my Respawn and Mechstorm websites were. They were great sites, friendly, lots of mods for many different games got made there since 2000 when Respawn opened. Respawn or Mechstorm could have built the entire Morrowind landmass and filled it with quests within 12 months. Trust and support of players would have allowed that to be possibly on those sites. But TES fans could not be trusted, they destroyed both those sites in 2008 shortly before I quit.
Being open and trusting websites that had modded many games before moving to mod the Elder Scrolls, they had absolutely no defence against the Elder Trolls. Despite modding for over 34 years, nothing had prepared me for the criminal and out right hostility of the TES community towards it is modders that gave them cool stuff. But then again, I had never used a website where the staff them selves played such a major role in the trolling or support of trolls.
TEG does not trust you and I do not use either of those sites anymore so do not have access to their resources.
Trolls that attack this site end up without an ISP, without Email addresses or reported to the police which is a 999 call for me and that is it. Trolls have learned it hurts to attack TEG. But TEG is never going to able to take on such a large project like Morrowind without the TES community or major hosting sites.
Even though I and the teams I build could have handled it easily within 12 months without any problems at all.
Security comes at a price and we all pay it.
Still you do get a lot of large quest mods instead of 1 massive morrowind worldspace, so its not all bad :)
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In order to spell out just how much better off TEG and I become when ever I go members only with the downloads and why I am cutting TEGs throat to keep the downloads public for you all. I want you to take a look at what happens the moment I go members only.
This is the introduction forum, nobody gets to post or download until they have posted here first. Check out how many new registrations TEG got over night since we went members only and check now many we got before that change when the site we public and allowed anon downloads.
Bit of a difference ay.
Members only downloads leads to more support from players, more donations, more voice actors, less troll activity from the TES community. Basically it is very good for TEG and me. I know lots of downloads means lots of trouble. I am old enough and wise enough to avoid it. So I am not looking for massive mod successes because it means I must suffer constant abuse for that success and its just not worth it.
Public downloads leads to the trolls taking advantage of the anon downloads to get the mods that they far too often attack, then they abuse the open download system and cause me and this site trouble, making me regret being so open with everybody. At the same time donations drop off, registrations drop off and voice actor recruiting drops off. You players that do use this site basically let me down when I go the extra mile to support you and rally around when I stop.
It really does not pay a webmaster to allow public downloads at all, it is harmful to our own interests.
Supporting sites like Steam Workshop or Nexus makes it even worse, TEG is far better off hosting my mods on its own than it ever is allowing other sites to host them for me. There are no restrictions here. Which is why Steam Workshop support is currently under review here at TEG. It is not a good mod hosting service and provides me with reasons not to support it almost every day.
Finally the trolls cannot touch my mods here, unlike the trolls that tried to make my mods disappear in 2009 using mod cleaning as an excuse to do it, and actually succeeded in getting them removed from most download sites at the time. Whilst I host my mods, the trolls cannot touch them. They remain available for you all at some cost in hard cash to me I should add. They cannot censor what mods you have available as long as TEG is open and hosting my mods.
They cannot flood my inbox with bullshit about my mods and expect me to take them down as they did with other sites that ended up hosting rip off versions of my work instead. Versions that were never supported, utterly buggy and now so far out of date its a frekkin joke that they are still online.
Those trolls only know how to drive modders away and make our work disappear. Where as I am paying hard earned cash to see that does not happen and that these mods remain available for you all. I have stood by you players even when you where attacking me for making these mods. And it is solely down to me that you still have mods to moan about today.
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The download area is members only again, my site logs prove the August trolls originated from Bethesdas forum after following links to this site from Beths forum in a mod cleaning thread. No surprise there, the biggest trolls and the stupidest users where always mod cleaners and I'll prove that in a moment.
Keep in mind folks that TEG and I are not part of the TES community because of this sort of thing and I do not want it here now. Nothing we do here is any of their business anymore and none of them should come here believing they have an automatic right to anything.
The latest troll fest from a community i quit in 2008 and have not been back since, started when a user asked for a cleaned version of Origin of the mages guild on Bethesdas forum then walked away happy with OMG 6.1 from 2007, an ancient version of the mod, not too smart that guy.
Mr "Display Name Is In Use", one of those responsible for me leaving the TES community back in 2008 because of the shit he and others caused me, joined the thread and a very bitchy chat about me and my mods started. With links to this site and quotes from it that proved he reads this site despite being extremely unwelcome here. That is how the trolls knew to come to TEG and why they wrongly assumed they could act on TEG like they acted in the TES community. Their mistake first and last mistake here.
Then the patch maker (Mr "Display Name Is In Use") and some players convinced each other that mod cleaning was safe and that I did not know what I was talking about and could be ignored.
Just to spell out the true size of their stupidity and arrogance. Mr "Display Name Is In Use who basically is a player who makes patches, along with several other players with next to no modding experience all, all decided to ignore a guy who ranks as one of the best modders for Oblivion and Skyrim in order to clean (edit) my mods without my permission or skill at modding and against my advice.
Then they come to me for fixes when what I said would happen if they cleaned my mods, did happen and get all angry at me when I say there is no fix. Me being the one that said "not to do it" and the them being the idiots that did it anyway then blamed me for the resulting mess of their games.
This time around I spent the next 2 weeks dealing with a sudden rush of trolls from that thread and then had to suffer bug reports about brand new issues in old mods that nobody had had any issues with in years.
I am modder with a LOT of experience, and when I get new bug reports all in the same week for a mod that has been out years without a single issue being reported. I frekkin well know the retards cleaned it without needing to asking. Yet still they try their best to hide that fact from me so i give them just enough rope to hang them selves with before calling it as I see it.
Anyway, making the download area members only should stop linking and quoting from those idiots and keep TES trolls away from TEG. If they want to be stupid fine, just dont drag me in to their maddness and there will be no problems.