I typoed that the expies board desc in the auditorium says that
it's keyword is "board", but "board" doesn't work. I was told by
an invis imm that the expies board does have the keyword board.
I replied that the desc would confuse me a great deal if I were
a newbie. It gives detailed instructions on how to use the board
with a keyword that won't work in the auditorium, which will
probably be many newbies' first experience with that board.
The imm responded "oh, well, they'll learn, then".
The directios are incorrect, for at least two room that the board
exists in. Anyone relatively new to the board system would be
very confused by them and probably not able to figure it out. And
the imm just doesn't care? Frankly, more than the board information
being incorrect, I am concerned that an imm so easily dismissed
the very likely frustration of new players. I hope this isn't the
Anyone care to comment?
Saturday, February 22 2003, 09:10AM
I would liek to point out that the directions
on the description of the Expie board are not
incorrect. Unfortunately until the next update
that board is IMM only readable so you won't
be able to read it until next friday likely.
The fact that it says to use keyword BOARD
for it only means that the board itself
does have BOARD as a keyword. If there is another
board in teh same room that comes before it then
the other one will obviously get board and this
one would be 2.board just like any other set
of items that you have to manipulate 2 of.
Can this be confusing? yes. We have made changes
in inns to accomodate new players. By the tiem you
have explored enough to find these other boards
I would hope that you have llearned enough about
the mudding world to be able to proficiently
manipulate 2 items with the same keyword.
Boards when they are loaded into different rooms
don't get new descriptions, they are the same
item loaded in another room. Thus they will have
the same description.
it's not the general attitude you are taking from
the comments you recieved. I seriously doubt that
that imm meant anything beyond what was said. I
Also agree that people need to learn to live and
move around in our world with the tools available.
WHen something is made easier or changes to be more
clear, that is a good thing. But sometimes the best
over all solution won't be what you personally see
as the best solution. We won't ever all agree on
things. But we can try and understand each other
and work together to resolve differences without
resorting to random complaints on boards about how
noone cares about your views and opinions. That
just puts the imm staff on the defensive.
Saturday, February 22 2003
-shrug- If you dun want to make it easy for people to use
then don't. I was just reporting what I percieved to be as a bug/typo
and was suprised at the short, bordering on rude, response.
Saturday, February 22 2003, 09:45PM
I don't see how 2.board isn't easy? Manipulation of multiple objects
of the same name is something that is learned fairly early in the
mud career. I surely knew how to do that before I knew what OOC was,
and most definitely before I knew what the Expies were.
Sunday, February 23 2003, 04:24AM
I just tried and think the expies board is not a problem, if you bother
to read what's being said - what was the problem with it again?
Sunday, February 23 2003, 12:19PM
It's been changed since Rush posted. It also no longer exists in
Sunday, February 23 2003, 12:20PM
Or it does. Every time I log in it's different.