||The illustrious Rompa
Bar opened up a couple of months back and since
then has gotten themselves quite a little clientel.
This is our way of thanking the people who put
down energy and effort over at Rompa Bar, the
Rompa Entertainment is here to stay.
Interview (In Character Interview)
As Rompa Entertainment is a roleplaying
organization and the whole point behind
it the social parts in Anarchy Online,
we decided to conduct an In Character
interview with the owner, Whaynn and
one of the waitresses employed there.
Further down you can also find the
OOC Interview (Out of Character Interview)
where we look a little at roleplaying
and what Whaynn and Unole thinks of
Tell us a little about yourself and who you are?
IC Whaynn: Name's Wayne Harbinguer, Director
of Rompa Entertainment. I was raised in the southern
part of Omni-Prime and traveled to Rubi-ka just
a few months ago in search of fresh new business.
And, well, I've found my business here on Rubi-ka...
and it's been prospering beyond expectations!
Rompa Entertainment has been operating at the
Rompa Bar for about... two months I believe...
IC Unole: I am a member of the wait staff.
I wait tables and do my best to make others feel
welcome. I like my job - Mr. Whaynn is a kind
man and a good mentor. I'm pleased to work for
him. Mr. Whaynn asked me if I would like to
work here, and I said yes. It's good to have purpose.
I enjoy the people, and leets.
||If you don't mind telling
us.. how did you manage to squeeze it from
the previous owners? A place like this,
they must've been reluctant to let go?
IC Whaynn: I did not have any problems
with previous owners, truth be told. The
fact is that the bar was being completely
and utterly abandoned. I filed for a lease
on the bar, and am still waiting for the
official papers to arrive, but I do not
expect any problems with that matter.
Unole and Whaynn
So, tell us about the Rompa! Who works here, what
do they do - how is the pay, and so on?
IC Whaynn: Rompa is a fully-furnished establishment
in the East side of Omni-1's Entertainment District.
We have 8 booths used for seating our customers.
The booths are made of state-of-the-art nano-enhanced
Carbonum Steel and lined with the finest Bronto
hide this side of Rubi-ka. I seek dedicated employees,
like Unole here. We hire waiters and waitresses,
janitors, guards, DJ's, and dancers for the bar.
I believe we are the only Bar on Rubi-ka with
any kind of service like this, at the moment.
IC Unole: Oh, dear. There's been some controversy
over the waitstaff wages. You see, the wait staff
works for tips, we don't actually get a "wage"
to speak of. But the pay is good in spite! I've
never made less than 500.000 credits per week,
Sometimes I make much more in a single night.
IC Whaynn: Our employees earn generous
wages... the wait staff can earn up to 10 million
credits a week at times. So we do have quite a
lot of income for the bar. Our customers can be
quite generous. The majority of our staff is currently
composed of our wait staff and security department.
I'm glad to hear it is going well, but surely
you must have had some setbacks? Can you tell
us about any of them?
IC Nepentheia: Heeey btw... whats up with
the girlleet's room being 75% gas?
IC Whaynn: Err... First, let's see the
setbacks.. Staff and customer presence fluctuates
a lot. One can never say exactly when our peak
times are, because they are so random. The staff
is not always available, even though we're recruiting
rapidly and effectively, and sometimes customers
may find themselves without service, albeit rarely.
About the suppression gas... We have had some
problems with the women's bathroom from the time
we moved in. The bathroom needs some serious refurbishing,
and there's a suppresion gas leak, flickering
light bults, broken tiles and the like. Regardless
of this, our Janitorial staff keeps the bathrooms
"Pet me or suff3r!"
IC Nepentheia: What type of consistent,
weekly entertainment are you offering up for folks,
so they know that there's always at least 1 time
during a week they can come here and lots of other
folks are here too? Even just once a week is fantastic..
as long as folks know when they can show up and
there are always other folks around.
Nepentheia realizes she isnt the interviewer...but
being a leet she can be nosey and ask anyways,
especially since Twicer for the moment drunk himself
under the table. As usual.
IC Whaynn: I am working on employing a few
DJ's to throw a party every week, but other than
that, entertainment at the bar is not always consistent.
Then again, Unole is always at the bar at around
7:00pm EST. I have pondered a contract with GSP,
but there is nothing official as of yet. I may
schedule parties with them once in a while, but
I must do so just like any other group seeking
to hire GSP's services.
Finally, Why would people come here? In a few
short phrases, why should people visit Rompa?
IC Whaynn: Well, I can sum it up in our
slogan... The Rompa Bar: It's all about the Booty!
IC Unole: Much cleaner than hunting. And
yes, definately leet friendly.
Unole grins at the leet.
Interview (Out of Character Interview)
We decided to take a glance at behind
the scenes of Rompa Entertainment
as well. Roleplaying has had to fight
upstreams at times and it tends to
get stamped into not-so-glorious categories
at times, so we decided to take a
better look at inside the machine
and see what Whaynn and Unole thinks
about the phenomenon.
|First off - did you expect
it to be any different than it is? Does
it meet your expectations?
OOC Whaynn: I expected a lot more
trouble really. Rompa's always been the
ent orgs' battlefield and when we started
out, Xtronica was still alive. They argued
with us for like a weeks' worth of time
then they just died off. I didn't expect
the huge help i've gotten from everyone
As soon as I started this everyone suddenly
began offering their help, financial as
well as alt-wise for employees, my reason
for starting RE was to just keep the place
alive. Called it Rompa Ent to not label
it as a separate entertainment org. We're
an org meant for rompa, and we'll stay here,
you won't see us bar-hopping all over the
What made you decide to start roleplaying here?
I mean, you could've picked Baboons, or just roleplayed
in "general" ?
OOC Whaynn: Bleh, Rompa's bettuh in every
way. Everyone loves rompa more than any other
bar or club.... I know at least I do! You can
have parties here, or just relax. I've been thinking
about using Baboons for big parties because of
the GS system.
What do you think the AO roleplaying base is like,
at the moment? how many are there, what are they
OOC Unole: I actually have no idea what
the player base is. The players I have most contact
with are very into roleplaying. I like it. I actually
prefer the RP to general click'n'kill. That's
what draws me to AO. I'm pretty socially oriented,
so I'd like to see a lot of things happen.
Let me ask you - what is the most common misconception
of you, or the Rompa Ent guild as such? (or what
do you think would be the most common one).
OOC Whaynn: The most common? Some people
may think we're just a stripper org with table
dancers. We don't even allow strippers! Keep it
clean, more good quality customers. I've recently
started to hire "dancers" but they'll
be the same as Vixen Entertainment's choreographed
dancers, for floor shows in uniforms and the like.
||OOC Unole: Well, once
I was told that Rompa is Norwegian for...
"Ass" yes, it is. Actually
more like "Buttocks".
OOC Unole: So I guess you can figure
out what the misconception there is. As
for the most common misconception about
me, my character that is... Well, she is
a Slave, free or not, and I have to keep
reminding people that I'm not a love pet.
Have you had any trouble from that?
OOC Unole: Just a little. I'm kind
of grown up, you know, and I can really
use the ignore command good. Unole laughs.
OOC Unole: Actually, it hasn't come
OOC Whaynn: Only at the very beginning,
but pretty much everyone had it clear we were
keeping it like this after a bit .
What sort of people come here? Do you most
often get roleplayers or just people that need
OOC Whaynn: I get all kinds of people here,
actually - everything from the curious n00b to
the hardcore rolepalyer, from the power player
to the psychopathic leet. Whaynn winks at Nepentheia.
OOC Whaynn: Rompa Entertainment's a roleplaying-enforced
org though, so regardless of who comes in, we
try and stay in-character.
the end of the day...
... if you're really pooped after
a long day of shagging hecklers, we
can heartily recommend Rompa. You
don't need to be a hardcore roleplayer
to be there, all you need is to bring
a good sense of humor and a positive
outlook, and you'll have great fun
with the people in here, and if you
don't - come again another day instead!