Posted by Agamemnon on 03/23
Hmm we are all having some troubles dealing with ownership: extreme lag
for players and tons of headache coding for imms.
The current system is a bit too complicated : most of your stuff as a
character isnt very worth something ( you can recover 60% of your eq solo
in case of DT for example..) so all of our stuff mebbe doesnt deserves to
My idea would be to remove ownership as it is and just allow people to
own like 2 or 3 items of their choice among their equipment.
The 3 owned items couldnt be looted and couldnt be affected by DeathTraps.
This also would prevent strung and precious items to dissapear too easily.
I hope I was clear exposing this idea, please append comments.
Monday, March 22, 04:15PM
OK, heres my understanding... currently the system is automated.
Imms don't have to monitor it all the time, and its pretty handy.
If your suggestion happened, then imms would have to place 'owned' tags
on items manually which would increase their workload, and add to
the number of things that players have to do. Do you really want
to have to get an imm to set your items to owned? I mean, you would
get a great item when there are no visible imms and live in fear
of the next crash.
I'm guessing that the current bug and mudlag has a fairly simple
solution, not that I really know anything, and the system is set up
quite well when its working properly. Nice suggestion, but probably
not really nescessary?
Monday, March 22, 05:43PM
Personally, I like ownership, and wouldn't mind waiting while the
bugs get squished. And loot-proof gear is too much.
Monday, March 22, 07:04PM
Ea! said the code change fixed it.
Monday, March 22, 07:32PM
I think it'd be better if stuff only saved in houses if stored
in furniture containers.
Tuesday, March 23, 07:42AM
I added in some code that should greatly speed up the lag, it should
be in in the next week or so. Cross your fingers and hope it works,
it's kinda a radical new way to handle things =)
Tuesday, March 23, 04:08PM
Not sure if it does already, but could ownership vanish on items after
a period of mudtime or RL time? I have this anxiety that one day I wont
be able to retrieve some of my equipment should I ever die, highly unlikel
as that is
Tuesday, March 23, 05:09PM
Far as I know, it does time out.