Lecture Series Index

February 10th, 2000

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

PKOK & Safe Rooms
Playerbase Age
Group Spells
Trash Cans
EQ Selection
Skill Trees
New Areas
New Spells

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PKOK & Safe Rooms

When is it going in?

LadyAce says, 'When we have a date on the install, we'll let you know.'

'It's almost all the way done though,' LadyAce says.

'Sooo should I not try and retire?' RangerElf says furtively.

'It's not a good idea to rely on a particular code change happening in the future,' LadyAce says to RangerElf.

'Ok, I was wondering how much thought has been put into pk ok and how will it be regulated to prevent it from being turned on and off like a lightswitch?' RogueMoon says abashedly.

LadyAce says, 'The current plan is to make a certain tick duration, perhaps 48 ticks.'

'48 ticks being a rl hour,' LadyAce says.

'Make it more!' RangerElf says secretively.

RogueMoon says abashedly, 'I also have one more thing to add.'

'That number can change if it's abused,' LadyAce says.

Lady Yvonne says, 'Will it also carry over rent?'

RogueMoon says, somewhat abashed, 'Safe rooms., I think should be modified so that you can't turn it on or off there.'

LadyAce says to Lady Yvonne, 'It'll be like befriend.'

Lady Yvonne nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'It's possible that safe rooms will be removed from the game altogether.'

Lady Yvonne says, 'Awesome.'

'Don't take out the safe rooms,' Magi Kunnar says, eyes gleaming with crazed zeal.

'It's been one of Rufus's goals for a while,' LadyAce says.

A mermaid trapped in human form says, with a mischievous grin, 'Oh wait, I never use them anyway.'

'Rufus cant even pk!' RangerElf says, eyes hooded.

'That is cool, makes clanhalls more better,' RogueMoon says abashedly. 'And housing.'

'Screw housing,' RangerElf says furtively.

RogueMoon says abashedly, 'I wouldn't mind that all too much.'

'But obviously nothing's been done on that front yet :),' LadyAce says.

Magi Kunnar sighs loudly.

Lady Yvonne says, 'Just means you have to know the mud better instead of relying on safe rooms to get out of jams :p.'

Magi Kunnar ponders Lady Yvonne's existence.

'I agree that they shouldn't be able to tick down their pkok in safe/norecall rooms,' LadyAce says.

RogueMoon says, abashed, 'Yes Yvonne, half the people who play have it automapped anyways.'

Magi Kunnar says, eyes gleaming with crazed zeal, to Lady Yvonne, 'Didn't think about it that way.'

'I have most of it in my head,' RogueMoon says, abashed.

'Never mind, junk the safe rooms,' Magi Kunnar says, with the unshakeable conviction of a true believer.

'Automap the mud?' Violence says. 'Bah wimps!'

RogueMoon says, abashed, 'That was a good point yvonne.'

'I know the mud, but I still like safe rooms,' RangerElf says furtively.

'Still plenty of rooms that are more or less safe,' Lady Yvonne says.

'Hrm, no, safe rooms are the only rooms you cant fight in,' RangerElf says secretively.

Magi Kunnar says, voice burning with fanaticism, to RangerElf, 'No, there's lotsa other places where you can't fight.'

'Those would be *safe rooms*,' RangerElf says, eyes hooded.

'Lets be realistic here..' RogueMoon says, somewhat abashed.

RangerElf says, eyes hooded, 'Yes, rooms where you cant fight are called safe rooms.'

Magi Kunnar says, voice burning with fanaticism, 'No, there's rooms where you can technically start a fight, but you just can't feasibly do it.'

Violence says, 'Go hide in one person rooms.'

'I dont go into safe rooms to hide, I do it to regenerate safer then normal,' RangerElf says furtively.

Rhine says, 'I am terribly sorry... But are there some writen information I can check on PKOK.?'

'No, but there will be documentation up after it's further along,' LadyAce says to Rhine.


Playerbase Age

RogueMoon says, somewhat abashed, 'I personally think this game is way too complicated to play and get to 50 if u r under the age of 14.'

'It depends on the person,' LadyAce says. 'We're not catering to really young people here obviously.'

RogueMoon says abashedly, 'True LA but I mean the numbers are so minute...'

'Of people who aren't in college or close to it,' RogueMoon says, somewhat abashed.

'Mrm, I think there are more than you realize,' Lady Yvonne says.

A mermaid trapped in human form says, with a mischievous grin, 'You'd be surprised.'

LadyAce says, 'We've got a few people who are 30 and act like they're 10, too :).'


Group Spells

'Can we have some group spells.?' Rhine says.

'Actually, Rufus has something like group spells written for trees,' LadyAce says. 'In runelore.'

'What do you mean, group spells?' Magi Kunnar says, with the unshakeable conviction of a true believer.

LadyAce says, 'Spells that are cast upon your group.'

'As in spells that act on groups, or spells that require groups of mages?' a mermaid trapped in human form says, with a mischievous grin.

Rhine says to LadyAce, 'I thought that it would be really nice if we can have something like a group recall, or group invis..'

Magi Kunnar says, voice burning with fanaticism, 'Well, there's already group hide.'

LadyAce says, 'I think they're more fight-oriented than convenience-oriented.'


Trash Cans

Krux says firmly, 'What happened to the trash cans?'

LadyAce says, 'They're buggy, we just pulled them.'

'Should have called termin-ex,' Krux says firmly.

'I used to be able to get coins in my inventory..' Rhine says.


EQ Selection

'Will there ever be another blinding wormy put back in the game?' Sir Lancelot says, face drawn with pain.

LadyAce says, 'I spose a builder might put one in, but I sorta doubt it.'

Violence says to Sir Lancelot, 'Yeah but it only blinds the weilder.'

'Awww we need more weapons,' Sir Lancelot says.

RangerElf says, eyes hooded, 'New weapons would be cool.'

'All people keep useing same equ getting boring,' Sir Lancelot says.

'I would like to see more weapons and on body equ,' Sir Lancelot says.

'There's a lot more on body stuff and weapons than people use :),' LadyAce says.

'It may not be on Andara's...but :),' LadyAce says.

'I think I know the mud pretty well and I havent seen much good body equ,' Sir Lancelot says.

Violence says, 'Andara's sucks for eq, my own list is way better.'



Rhine says, 'Could we make wands rechargable.?'

'Sounds kinda dangerous,' LadyAce says to Rhine.

RangerElf says, eyes hooded, 'Mages would suck.'

Sir Lancelot says to Rhine, 'Ohh yeah I like that idea.'

RangerElf says, eyes hooded, 'Recharge staves=sucky mages.'

'Doh, those balance between character again.?' Rhine says.

'Wands might be creatable by mages under trees, though there would probably be limits on what could be created,' Ea! says. 'Nothing really until then.'



Sir Lancelot says, 'When are trees comming in rough date?'

LadyAce says, 'The code isn't finished...'

Ea! says, 'We don't have a date.'

Sir Lancelot says, 'I know it was said it was gonna be in last year so.'

'It'll be at least a month after the code is finished,' Ea! says.

LadyAce says, 'Rufus will be back to work on them fairly soon, though.'


New Areas

'Ohh whats the next area thats going in?' Sir Lancelot says.

LadyAce says, 'The next area to go in is most likely to be Malta. It's in final review right now. After that, Alaska.'

Sir Lancelot says, 'Malta whats that or wheres that in relation to the world?'

'Heh what is malta?' RangerElf says furtively.

LadyAce says, 'It's an island in the mediterranean.'

RangerElf says, eyes hooded, 'Medevil?'

Sir Lancelot says, 'Whos working on Alaska?'

'Cheyla?' RangerElf says secretively.

LadyAce says, 'Cheyla, yeah.'

'Both of the areas look very cool :),' LadyAce says.


New Spells

'Whats the chance of a new create mage spell thats like create greater healing?' Sir Lancelot says.

LadyAce says, 'Sounds too much like...cure critical.'

'Like reduce the ammount of hps the create roots gives and add add that spell in so being 3rd circle create is worth while,' Sir Lancelot says.

'We want a spell that drains hits from the target and heals the cster,' Violence says.

An Elvis-like matrimonial supervisor says, 'Vampiric attack!'

'Right now we're just looking to put in new spells where there's a balance problem,' LadyAce says.

'Like what kinds of balance probs?' Sir Lancelot says.

'So dose anna and kala for cause,' Sir Lancelot says.

Violence says, 'Kala is so-so anna does suck yeah.'

Wes says, 'Lightning bolt!'


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