Posted by Lethargio on 08/04
hmm i'd thought it would be pretty neat to add a infotell the moment
someone dies, it could be like a request or something
(last request, even)
What do you think?
Thursday, July 31, 09:31AM
Huh? Maybe give an example. =)
Thursday, July 31, 10:07AM
I think he means to have the person dying be able to
info something at the moment of their death, rather
than just a death message.
Thursday, July 31, 04:15PM
You mean like the customizable warcry message? That's an
excellent idea, only problem I could see is that it might
take up alot of memory..I'll check to see
Saturday, August 02, 05:35AM
I think he meant you info whatever you like, using the info command,
then you die, which would take up very little memory :P
And to be honest, all this talk about taking up a lot of disk space
with customizable strings, with the cost of disk space these days,
it really shouldn't matter, i know the response to this will be,
"But when you have x thousands of users each adding their own
message, it soon takes up a lot of space" and "hdd's cost money".
Well i realise that, and if you want to dedicate money to the mud,
that's your choice. If i wern't studying, and was full time employed,
i'd be glad to donate stuff, but i'm not, so i can't :P You could
probably pick up a second hand 1 gig hdd for pretty cheap i'm sure.
If not, brand new (and bigger) ones don't cost that much anyway.
Peg - thats my 3 cents (including %50 interest)
Saturday, August 02, 11:57PM
Last time we needed a new hard drive, I seem to recall that it
took several weeks for the mud (and the imm accounts that allow
us to keep doing work for the mud) to settle down to normal again.
I wasn't the one doing the work of transferring all our files and
reinstalling Linux and setting up new accounts, but SOMEONE had to
do these things... so cost is not the motivating factor in trying
to conserve hard drive space.
There is also the issue that we plan, someday, when the skill
trees are done and the last memory leak found and the code has
generally been prettied up and logically orgnaized and all that
jazz, to release it publicly. My (admittedly vague) understanding
is that code should be as efficient and elegant as possible. Adding
in customizable _everythings_ might not be desirable.
As to the 'ok you're dead, now say something on info and THEN you'll
get kicked out to the menu'... that's not real practical. What if
they just sit there and don't enter a message until they get
autorented? What if the message you want to send is in conflict
with what the mud wants to do... killed by greed, Eva's chats, etc.
Sunday, August 03, 01:29AM
I never liked the info idea at all myself, but anyway, back to the
new hard drive dilemma. I dunno, to be honest, after you've installed
linux once, it's so much easier the next time and any other time
there after. And the whole transfer process should only take a day or
day or 2, even less if you just mount a new drive as a slave drive
-shrug- Sorry for arguing, but I couldn't help myself.
Sunday, August 03, 09:41AM
why'd you need to reinstall anything? just add the new drive,
copy everything over and rip out the old one.. i don't know
if that's possible with Linux but if it isn't well, it's a
load of #@$% :P -hug/mourn AmigaOS-
Monday, August 04, 11:32AM
well i have an easier solution then...how about letting people
do infos through being stunned then. that way when your stunned and
know your gonna die, at least you have a chance to say something
before you do.
it could mean increased spam from people who are just stunned from self
headbutts, but you wont be able to recieve any messages so it probably
wont be a problem...