Posted by Fear on 10/06
ok, here it is, in a nutshell.
I've been gone for about two months, due to lack of
a computer. When I come back, many things have changed.
I've always thought change to be good, this time I don't.
Now, I'm back, and I'm getting used to these changes, at
which point we imm yet another builder. Great, good for
Kunnar, congrats.. but in all honesty, with 16 other
current builders on the wizlist, do we need another?
I'm starting to feel that if I don't play here for 5 hours a
day, that I'm going to lose track, fall behind the times,
so to speak, I don't want that to happen.
So here we are, the builders from last round haven't even
made it to testing, the builders from the round before
that haven't had areas put in, and I can't even remember who
imm'd as builders the round before that. So to me, what
this boils down to, is that 5 or more areas will be coming
into the picture, around the same few months, and those
diehard legendites who can't spend 5 hours a day playing
this game are completely lost, scratching their heads
and wondering when this area came in, when that new dagger came
out, etc.. etc..
It's a huge disadvantage, mostly in pkill.
I'm sorry, I can't spend 5 hours a day on this game anymore,
but I do still love the game, and come here every chance I get.
Anyway, it just seems that we have enough areas for the time
being, maybe we should work on tweaking things that are out
of whack, like str completely sucking atm. Or, heaven forbid,
Is anyone even working on them? Or has yet -ANOTHER-
Imm given up hope while working on them?
Whatever, I'm Rambling..
Wednesday, October 04 2000, 08:14AM
I still haven't been to alaska, haven't been to all four sides of
PD yet, still have no clue as to what the dirs are from ferdia to
the bridge of leaps, have no idea what lies beyond the crusades,
australia and such i rarely even use eq from, boston and salem
are both beyond me, those stones i've just learned a week ago,
and thanks to my recent crash, i've lost all my dirs to the lotus eater,
and various other islands within pi.
But guess what, pk still happens either in tara or sherwood, just about,
and even though i can't find my way out of those sandstone gates it makes
lttle difference. All you have to do is just draw the fight into an area
you find comfortable, and don't jump ppl in places you don't know. And if
they refuse to chase you into areas you are familiar... nothing more
advantageous than a fight you know where the opponent won't chase you.
Wednesday, October 04 2000, 08:43AM
I'm another who hasn't really bothered exploring new areas but
I don't feel I'm at any disadvantage, if there's anything new
that's nifty in pk, you'll soon find out about it. Look at
others eq, if you don't recognize something that doesn't look
like a string, ask about it! I'd be happy with just 1 area
on the whole MUD to play in but I don't think you can really
have too many areas. We just need more coders too.
Wednesday, October 04 2000, 11:56AM
I like having all these builders and new areas going in. Just when I start
to get bored, there's a new place for me to explore. That's what makes
Wednesday, October 04 2000, 02:33PM
who needs a new area, when the rest of the mud is busted (in a sort)
-shrug- i just want to see things get done to improve the mud we play in
now, not make for a bigger mud so that we have more things to fix
Wednesday, October 04 2000, 03:11PM
First off, play for 5 hours a day jebus :p
second, damnit fix str :p
someone said it might be main guaches that F'ed str, cause they
had a person wif a claw that didnt suck arses, so maybe thats worth lookin
and umm, more areas cant be a bad thing (unless it continues not to be chi
but how about some damn admins? and pr people, yeesh!
Wednesday, October 04 2000, 07:24PM
A couple of notes:
- Builders have nothing to do with getting trees done. Or almost nothing.
It's not waiting on them, at any rate. More or fewer builders won't
change the rate at which code changes go in.
- If you leave someplace for 5 months, particularly this one, it's
going to have changed. We have to look after the people who are
here, and at least some of them like to go to new places, have new
EQ available, new mobs to kill, new quests to figure out.
- The last people to immort in building were Danar, Perseus, and
Straussy. I know that they are all making progress on their areas,
and having produced one myself I can say with confidence that they
often take more than 6 months to complete. The people to imm in
building before them were Kae and Cheyla. Both of them have installed
their areas and are making great progress on new ones.
- I encourage anyone interested in immorting to apply (or re-apply).
I myself was turned down a year before I immorted into building, if
that qualifies as encouragement to anyone :).
- Admin is a very difficult department to immort into. While it is
open to applications, many imms feel that Admins should be drawn
from the current staff.
- Coding is a very difficult department to attract applicants into,
and the coders we have do the very best they can.
Wednesday, October 04 2000, 09:19PM
Can I apply for Inactive Immort? :p
Anyway, since it's hard to introduce new eq without installing a
new area, i'm all for immorting more builders. Although I don't
mind creativity, i would like the builders to work with the
current code base tho, and not lure coders into coding some nifty
things for their area :p
Thursday, October 05 2000, 12:07AM
Had I been a bit quicker, my append would have been identical to
Darkhearts.... Was kinda scary...
Well, actually, i just found out about those stone yesterday. -shrug-
neat lil trick... anyway... cu peoples in tara and sherwood (rarely london
) most likely with a dagger in my back. :P
Thursday, October 05 2000, 09:02AM
Vannessa actually immorted into building between myself and Kae and
Friday, October 06 2000, 06:29PM
Ah, yes. I'd forgotten. She is indeed inactive, etc. But all in all,
not a bad record for the building side of the house!