Lecture Series Index

December 7th, 2000

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Praise Quality?
Magically created charmy?
More changes to the Praise Skill
Spirit & Calm
Magic Sink
XP Split with Charms?
What determines if Auggie attacks?
Any progress on strength?
Proficiency in Skills?
Skilltrees Status
Stuff going poof in the OOC?
Operate Lag Bug Fixed?
Hidden Exits & High Perc & Flee
Trivia on the 11th
SANC for longer fights

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Praise Quality?

Puck says to LadyAce, 'what's quality of praise?'

Ea! says to Puck, 'How well you manage to praise.'

LadyAce says, 'the messages it gives when you praise are signs of success'

Ea! says, 'Sort of like how much damage you do is based on the quality of your kick.'

Puck nods solemnly.


Magically created charmy?

Craven says, 'what exactly is a magically created charmy?'

Ea! says, 'often describing the code change it harder than the change itself.'

Craven says, 'is that like a demon vs a skeleton?'

Kaige says, 'I'd think it was both.'

Ea! says to Craven, 'Anything other than like harem girls and the like.'

Craven says, 'so any charmies a mage makes/creates has the change'

Kaige says, 'anything that's created and charmed to you through a spell.'

Craven says, 'k'

Ea! nods his agreement with Craven.

Craven says, 'I guess the distinction between magical and non magical is like a harem girl'

Ea! nods solemnly.

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'which should be working again'

Kaige smiles happily.


More changes to the Praise Skill

LadyAce says, 'we hope that you'll give a look at the changes to praise, and tell us what you think. Any questions about it?'

Craven says, 'as long as its better then it was'

Craven says, 'that was horrid :('

Puck says, 'what are you ultimately trying to achieve wiht the prestige changes?'

Ea! says, 'It'll still be horrible, but at least you shouldn't loose it as quickly.'

Craven sighs wistfully at the sight of Ea!.

Craven says, 'thats attrocious :P'

Ea! says, 'Well, one main goal is to attempt to make it a little more static so that it means more...'

Tobias chuckles politely.

Craven says, 'I think more gear should be + prestige'

Craven says, 'but thats a builder thing'

Ea! says, 'That is to say -- it's hard for us to use it too carefully if anyone can get it to 100 is two or three seconds.'

LadyAce says, 'if it's trivial to have 100, we can't make prestige useful, really'

Craven says, 'its not trivial!'

Ea! says to Craven, 'exactly.'

Craven says, 'it wasn't trivial before!'

Kaige says, 'to turn it back into something that isn't a "freebie-everyone has it maxxed stat" that we can assign some usefulness to and make more interesting as the world reacts to you based on that.'

Craven says, 'I hated getting praised before, now its more of a chore :P'

Akai_Hayate says, 'whats the point of doing that now? its only good for a few skills right? most people wont care :p'

Ea! says, 'Who'd blow rent on +prestige eq if you could just get a praise?'

Kaige says, 'it'd be kinda boring if everyone always got the same reaction.. why have it?'

Craven says, 'me'

Craven says, 'because it would raise my minimum'

LadyAce says to Akai_Hayate, 'the point is that we can make it more important later'

Craven says, 'besides'

Craven says, 'not sure if you've noticed ea!'

Craven says, 'but rent is hardly a factor anymore'

Ea! says to Craven, 'Okay, the slot, then.'

Craven says, 'well'

Craven says, 'gear can be + 5 stats and prestige'

LadyAce says, 'not much use making prestige gear right now, we have to finish re-valuing praise first'

Craven says, 'well personally as a mage, I find prestige invaluable'

Tobias says, 'I have no idea how it helps mages'

Tobias wobbles around unsteadily - better sniff his breath!

Craven says, 'though i think if its going to be harder to get'

Craven says, 'it should have more affect on calm/inspire/entrance'

Craven says, 'thus 100 makes you succeed more and 0 makes you fail more then now'

Craven says, 'but thats just my opinion :)'


Spirit & Calm

Craven says, 'this is a fairly simple idea/suggestion. Is it possible to make spirit more important in calm? My druid has 100 spirit with 100 prestige and fails a lot :('

Craven says, 'my one and only healer :P'

Akai_Hayate says, 'yeah mine too, compared to my stupid mage who never fails ever'

Craven says, 'hehe'

Ea! says to Craven, 'Well, it looks at more than just prestige and spirit. It's supposed to be hard to be able to count on.'

Puck says, 'well its mind based as far as i know'

Craven says, 'why?'

Craven says, 'most druids are in tune with the earth, at peace so to speak'

Craven says, 'seems like they'd be good at calming..shrug :)'

Ea! says, ''cause if you can count on it, then everyone would calm at low hp and start over. Mobs would need to turn re-agg in order to compensate and then calm would be useless.'

Puck says to Craven, 'its a bardic skill, not herbal'

Craven says, 'and since 100 spirit characters usually aren't too aggressive, even more reason'

Ea! says, 'Also, it's a bardic skill, not a druidic skill.'

Craven says, 'fine'

Craven says, 'spirit is the prime req of bards is it not?'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Ea! says, 'It's one of them. Also mind, dex, prestige... not so much str and con, I guess.'

Craven says, 'not to mention the bard "class" doesn't really exist :)'

Ea! says to Craven, 'I know quite a few bards.'

Craven says, 'it has like 3 skills'

Craven says, 'no'

Craven says, 'you know some fighters or mages that dabble in bardic skills'

LadyAce says, 'I can't really tell you how a mob works...'

Ea! says to Craven, 'Actually, I know a few people who's characters are primarily bardic in nature.'

Craven says, 'well'

Craven says, 'I play baldurs gate 2, which is an ad&d game, and bards are a lot cooler there then here :P'

Craven says, 'they get more then 3 skills, hehe'

Akai_Hayate says, 'why does corentinus sometimes do 1 praise, and sometimes like 50, and are we gonna be able to get characters randomly wandering like merc, or just the ones that are out now? :p'

LadyAce says, 'the second part of your question is about how we add new replicas to the game?'

LadyAce says, 'there's an application procedure, Sandra's developing it. I think there are things posted about that, or maybe in LT, I've forgotten which forum'

Akai_Hayate says, 'nah, just wondering if im gonna see a craven mob, or if the ones that are in now are it'

Akai_Hayate nods solemnly.

Craven says, 'you won't see a craven mob'

Craven says, 'I'd have to give myself up first of all'

Puck says, 'Shine just retired recently.'

Craven says, '2ndly, I'm not very legendary'

Akai_Hayate says to Craven, 'just using you as an example :p we all wanna see an akai mob, i know.'

JamaciaMan says, 'craven's blinding wad attack, and witty remarks when someone dies'

Craven says, 'most people don't find it witty, just you :)'

JamaciaMan chuckles politely.


Magic Sink

Craven says, 'oh, not a question, but a compliment'

Craven says, 'magic sink is kinda cool again, congrats'

Craven says, 'I haven't seen it in action too much, but I haven't been having 50 mind half mages sinking 90% of my spells either :)'

Ea! nods solemnly.

Ea! says, 'Cool.'

Ea! says, 'Glad to know *something* works.'

LadyAce hugs Ea!.

Craven says, 'you just hear about the bad things'

Craven says, 'its nice to hear good things once in awhile :)'

Ea! nods solemnly.


XP Split with Charms?

Woe says, 'I'm a bit confused about the xp split with charmies'

Puck says, 'yeah, the last fix didn't work'

Woe says, 'my create killed a couple of the new mobs using charmies and got 100% of the xp, according to the message'

Craven says, 'those messages are screwed up'

Woe says, 'I didn't check the actual xp'

Ea! says, 'Hm. That's a good question. Maybe it's just the message... Lemme check.'

Woe says, 'maybe just the message was wrong'

Akai_Hayate says, 'like when you bring a tiny person along, and you get 100% but they still get xp too'

Ea! says, 'Is it different if the charmie lands the killing blow than if you do?'

Puck nods his agreement with Ea!.

Woe says, 'it happened when the charmie landed the blow'

Ea! says, 'But otherwise it was normal?'

Puck says, 'charmie lands - i get 100%, i land - we split'

Woe says, 'I didn't try, the charmies killed both'

Ea! says, 'Yeah, hm.'

LadyAce says to Woe, 'thanks for your patience'

LadyAce smiles at Woe.

Ea! says to Woe, 'I *think* it's just the message.'

Woe nods solemnly.


What determines if Auggie attacks?

Myrella says, 'umm just wondering what determines if Auggie attacks you'

Myrella smirks.

Sandra says, 'level, status, auggie's mood'

Puck says, 'mood?'

Akai_Hayate says, 'not just if your enabled?'

Sandra says, 'mood: if he feels like it.'

Myrella says, 'so he can randomly attck any character over a set level if they are near r at full hits?'

Puck says, 'i.e. dumb luck'

Matrim says, 'I suggest that augustus not be agg anymore, because regardless of the "chance" of him going off, roaming agg mobs are eeeevil :P'

Dashiva says, 'auggie is rather evil'

Sandra says to Matrim, 'he calms after it.'


Any progress on strength?

Craven says, 'any progress on strength?'

Ea! says to Craven, 'We're working on it.'

Kaige says to Craven, 'is it only noticeable at high levels, or in pkill? because honestly, my lower level strength fighter hasn't had any problems.'

Craven says, 'problems with what?'

Craven says, 'oh strength?'

Craven says, 'I don't know'

Craven says, 'my fighter seems to hit fine if the opponant is stunned'

Craven says, 'but bashed or standing and they hit harder then I do 90% of the time'

Myrella says, 'I dont notice any str problmexs vs mobs wiht my alts and cant say for pkill, my str pkiller is archived'

Craven says, 'my alts have old gear and still hit for shit'

Craven says, 'I don't have any con people so I don't know if con is good'

Myrella says, 'course the stupid main gauche doesnt help.'

McDonald says, 'shouldnt your hitroll be equal to hit the same amount?'

Tobias says, 'I haven't had any complaints with con right now.'

Craven says, 'hm....as for strength kaige, I dunno, go play with my str guy and see what you think :P'

Vinnie says, 'which was the question?'

Craven says, 'honestly, I have no idea'

Kaige says, 'so what about con fighters against people with the gauche?'

Craven says, 'I remember spending weeks trying to help ea and sandra figure it out'

Craven says, 'people remove it'

Kaige says to Craven, 'well is he a fighter or a mage?'

Craven says, 'he has 14 hitroll and 42 damroll with a sword with 89 mind'

Craven says, 'you tell me, I don't honestly know'

Kaige says, 'what fight skills?'

Craven says, 'bash'

Craven says, 'elbow maybe'

Craven says, 'though elbow is worthless so I doubt I learned it'

Vinnie says to Kaige, 'my str person kind of stinks now too, but i'm working on it'

Kaige says, 'all the rest in spells?'

Craven says, 'I don't know'

Carney says, 'bash rage, advanced sword, expert sword, basic sword, armslore, mending, dodge, hunt, bandage, calm, inspire, play, praise, break door, chant, meditate'

Carney reports: 389/389 hp 562/562 mana 319/381 mv.

Carney says, '95 str, 89 mind, 40 dex, 40 con, 40 perc, 43 spirit'

Kaige says, 'but full complement of words... he looks more like a mage than a fighter to me'

Carney says, 'fine'

Matrim says, 'explain why I suck :P'

Matrim says, 'I have 0 words!'

Kaige says, 'besides you're stun bait?'

Matrim says, 'I'm talking mobs or people'

Vinnie chuckles politely at Kaige's feeble witticism.

Matrim says, 'people just assume I always mean pk'

Kaige says, 'and you couldn't see a train coming if it was about to hit you?'

Matrim says, 'carney with 42 damroll and 14 hitroll massacres or demolishes reguarly on mobs'

Vinnie says to Kaige, 'you are funny today :)'

Matrim says, 'why would perc possibly matter in killing a mob?'

Kaige says, 'I'm serious too.'

Matrim says, 'perc hasn't mattered in hitting for years'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Matrim.

Matrim says, 'not to any serious degree'

Dashiva says, 'flak'

Kaige says, 'well having higher perc is going to help you with some of your skills'

Matrim says, 'like what?'

Matrim says, 'throw?'

Sandra says, 'I think if you have less than 10 per, you should be permanently disoriented'

Sandra nods to herself - she must be getting senile.

Matrim says, 'I have a lot of skills'

Matrim says, 'I have 16 perc :P'

Kaige says, 'sorry I thought you had dodge too... that was carney'

Kaige giggles at Sandra.

Kaige says, 'now who's funny'

Vinnie points at Sandra.

Sandra says, 'yea, but I'm serious too =P'

Dashiva says, 'funny haha or funny queer?'

Vinnie rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Matrim says, 'I dunno kaige'

Matrim says, 'tons of old gear and I can't hurt anything, its annoying :P'

Matrim says, 'I feel a rush of excitement if my strength fighter decimates, thats just wrong :P'

Vinnie nods his agreement with Matrim.

Dashiva reads a postcard from Dusk.

Dashiva laughs with amusement.

Myrella says, 'how would having you skills work better have anything to do with the damage your doing?'

Kaige says, 'I'd have to look closer at the code and see exactly what your low stats were hurting you.. but I suspect that's part of it more than just having a +16 to hit'

Myrella looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige nods her agreement with Myrella.

Matrim says, 'fine, you're right, I'm not the best fighter'

Kaige says to Myrella, 'would depend on the skill of course'

Matrim says, 'I have had the same basic eq set for 3 or 4 years'

McDonald says, 'which would be better if you were a str fighter 100 perc and 50 dex or 100 dex and 50 perc, or would it be the same?'

Matrim says, 'but you can't use the same reasoning on the scores of other strength fighters'

Matrim says, 'perc gives 1 hitroll perc 10'

Matrim says, 'dex gives 1 per 3'

Matrim says, 'max hit from perc: 6 max hit from dex: 23'

McDonald says, 'might be more to it though'

Matrim says, 'I'd still say dex'

Matrim says, 'the majority of the skills have dex somehow used in them'

Dashiva nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'you've got above "average" dex tho...'

Xena says to Kaige, 'so what's wrong with me?'

Matrim says, 'so dex would get you the best out of the majority of your skills'

Kaige says to Xena, 'you hate bright yellow'

An aura of heavenly light appears above Kaige's head.

Dashiva says to Kaige, 'whats wrong with me? is it the way I dress?'

Xena snickers softly.

LadyAce hugs Xena.

Kaige nods her agreement with Dashiva.

Kaige tickles Dashiva.

LadyAce giggles at Dashiva.

Dashiva sniffs sadly.

Xena hugs LadyAce.

Xena hugs Kaige.

Sandra says to Dashiva, 'I think it's that 3rd personality, he ruins it for ya'

Dashiva says to Kaige, 'black is out then?'

Xena hugs Sandra.

Dashiva glances at Sandra and begins to twitch nervously.

Dashiva sniffs sadly at Sandra.

Sandra giggles.

Dashiva looks playful.


Proficiency in Skills?

McDonald says, 'when are we gonna be able to see our proficiency in skills, that would help ppl figure things out alot'

Sandra says, 'I think i liked it better when everyone was numbers-stupid.'

McDonald says, 'ppl could then raise a stat and see if it would help'

Xena says to Sandra, 'why?'

Xena sticks her tongue out at Sandra. =P

McDonald says, 'if someone is numbers stupid, they cant know how to make a char good, its just luck'

Dashiva looks accusingly at Sandra.

Matrim says, 'only way to make it non number stupid is to make skills based on use rather then stats'

Matrim says, 'other wise everyone wants the best character possible'

Matrim says, 'thus come the number stupid :P'

McDonald says, 'the whole system is based on numbers geez'

Dashiva nods solemnly.

Matrim says, 'exactly'

Matrim says, 'so much is random we grasp onto anything static we can get'

Xena says, 'why wouldnt everyone want the best character possible?'

Dashiva says, 'yea, its down to like cast levels and stuff now'

Sandra says to McDonald, 'trial and error? Isn't that the fun in making a char? Working with what you have, not worrying about what's 'best' this week? People complain more because what they think, isn't what's really there.'

Matrim loves anything static

Kaige says to Sandra, 'like the old Bard's tale about levelling with a full stomach to get more hp?'

Dashiva throws his arms around Xena and hugs her enthusiastically.

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Xena says to Dashiva, 'no need to give them ideas :P'

Dashiva laughs with amusement.

Matrim says, 'I remember that'

Dashiva says, 'hey now'

Sandra says, 'I was full! I only got 9hp!'

Dashiva says, 'is that true? hehe'

Dashiva cowers in fear!

Matrim says, 'in reality sandra...'

Dashiva starts some rumors...

Matrim says, 'once you've learned the gear, you've learned how to fight, how to rp, etc. etc.'

Matrim says, 'whatelse is there but to progress your character to the next level?'

Dashiva runs away.

Matrim says, 'that being numbers'

Myrella raises her hand.

LadyAce points at Myrella.

Matrim says, 'unless you continually make newbies, get them to that plateu, then make another one :P'

McDonald says, 'noone is gonna be able to tell the difference raising their perc 10 if its trial and error i think'

Sandra says, 'make a char, keep its stats and work with what you have. =P That's more challenging than remaking 50 times to get 1 more point of dex. anyway, Idon't wanna interupt anymore questions'

Matrim says, 'this is a stat based mud, its the principle of the game'

Matrim says, 'why your upset we obsess over it is beyond me :)'

Xena says to Sandra, 'thats what i do, i work with what i get :P'

McDonald says, 'wasnt it supposed to be made so you could see how good you were with a skill?'



Myrella says, 'any chance we can get s roots changed so you can eat only 2 or 3 per tick rather than based of how empty your stomach is?'

Dashiva says, 'or just a starvation spell'

Dashiva says, 'but not 3c'

Dashiva grins evilly.

Ea! says to Myrella, 'that'd be a pain to track, but we're trying to come up with a better mechanism.'

Myrella says, 'trying to regen while not eating sucks and its way unfair to us poor create mages'

Ea! nods his agreement with Myrella.

Ea! says to Myrella, 'We're open to ideas on this, if you've got any.'

Matrim says, 'why do you refuse to use pill timers with them ?'

Myrella looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce says to Matrim, 'that was my suggestion one time!'

Matrim says, 'I didn't say it was mine'

Matrim says, 'I just asked why he refused to use it'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'because then you'd od very quickly.'

Matrim says, 'well, look at it this way'

Ea! says, 'Also, we want to save those for pills...'

Matrim says, 'so make a new code mimicing it call the root timer'

Dashiva looks up into the sky and ponders.

Matrim says, 'I really hope whatever solution you come up with doesn't involve hunger or thirst'

Matrim says, 'because in order to heal mana, I have to fill up on food'

Matrim says, 'to heal hp, I have to starve'

Dashiva says, 'heh'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'Yeah, though I'd rather do it in a more generic mechanism.'

Myrella says, 'my typical status full of liquid, starving. :P'

Matrim says, 'I understand the concept of roots, you create them'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'Yeah, that's the goal -- to avoid using either hunger or thirst.'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Myrella.

Matrim cheers for Ea! - huzzah!

Matrim looks up into the sky and ponders.

Matrim says, 'how about you create a doctor mob :P'

Myrella says, 'its annoying too every coupla ticks, youa re starving.'

Matrim says, 'and it follows you and heals you 10 times before poofing'

Matrim says, 'hehe'

Dashiva laughs with amusement.

Matrim says, 'you can only make one per 12 hours or something'

Myrella says, 'well atleast it keeps me trim but anorexia is bad too'

Myrella peers at herself myopically.

Dashiva says, 'chant kere dyn doctor ex'

Matrim says, 'or'

Matrim says, 'how about create mages can create a "halo"'

Matrim says, 'which floats around there head and magically changes mana to hp'

Matrim says, 'slowly for like 4 ticks or something'

Matrim says, 'depending on mind'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'I kind of like that idea (create doctor). I'll have to think it might work though.'

Matrim says, 'don't like my halo huh :P'

Ea! giggles.

Ea! says, 'Too much like empathy.'

Matrim says, 'aux slot!'

Matrim throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Matrim says, 'nah'

Matrim says, 'its like a machine'

Matrim says, 'it cranks out say 50 hp a tick for 60 or 70 mana for 2 or 3 ticks'

Matrim says, 'its slower but can be cool too'

Matrim says, 'or make it 1 hp per mana point and it costs 25 mana to make'

Matrim says, 'or!'

Matrim throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Kaige smiles at Matrim.

Matrim says, 'make the create object spell make an item like a scalpel'

Matrim says, 'that you can give to dopples'

Matrim says, 'and make it have charges like a wand or something :P'

Myrella says, 'what and make rudh usefull? heavan fobid'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'Hm. Timed no preserve surgery tool....'

Matrim says, 'hehe'

Myrella sighs loudly.

Myrella says, 'someday I'll learn to type'

Matrim says, 'make it no give'

Ea! nods his agreement with Matrim.

Matrim says, 'if you create it it auto-gives to your dopple'

Matrim throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Ea! says, 'I wonder if we have surgery tools....'

Matrim says, 'but'

Matrim says, 'tools require you have the skill now don't they?'

Matrim says, 'you'd have to give all dopples surgery or something'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'Not all of them.'

LadyAce says to Matrim, 'it's an option on the items'

Matrim says, 'oh'

LadyAce says, 'for a while the option was broke tho'

LadyAce says, 'all fixed now'

Matrim says, 'another nifty idea would be to make thirst useful'

Matrim says, 'make it set you to be able to drink from a chalice every 1.5 ticks or something :P'

Matrim says, 'but reduces mv or mana healing'

Kaige says, 'it already does inhibit regen rates'

Matrim says, 'all kinds of fun stuff :)'

Matrim says, 'exactly'

Matrim says, 'if inhibits them so little its not worth casting on a foe'

Matrim says, 'especially since mobs heal 900 hp a tick anyway :P'

Matrim says, 'now they only healed 850, woo! :P'

Myrella looks up into the sky and ponders.

Matrim says, 'thirst should randomly have a chance to disorient you'

Matrim says, 'that would be cool'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'I think we need to fix the disorient on drunk first.'

Esperanza disappears into the void.

Myrella nods her agreement with Ea!.

Matrim says, 'didn't know it was broke'

Matrim says, 'disorient is a semi interesting affect'

Tobias says, 'It creeeeepy.'

Myrella says, 'transing through egil then wandering around dioriented in very annoying'

Matrim says, 'unfortunatly elbow isn't a very good example of it'

Ea! says, 'Well, ideally it'd wear off when you get drunk.'

Ea! says, 'Er get un-drunk.'

Myrella giggles at Ea!.

Matrim says, 'drunk should give a strength bonus :P'

Tobias giggles.

Matrim says, 'and a dex -, hehe'

Ea! says, 'right now, it sets you to be disoriented for about the same amount of time as the drunkness lasts, but it's not quite right.'

Tobias looks at the news board.

Tobias reads message #22 on the news board.

Kaige says, 'it shouldn't disorient you now on that trans.right?'

Lorenzo looks at the news board.

Matrim says, 'I never use that trans, I dunno :P'

Myrella says, 'Dunno I dont use it much only when there inst no carrots'

Matrim says, 'simply because I hate being drunk'

Matrim says, 'I go to klien to get carrots, hehe'

LadyAce says to Ea!, 'sobriety should be a spell affect we can use with an herb'

Myrella says, 'or I'm nnot a ritter'

Tobias chuckles politely at Matrim's feeble witticism.

Kaige thought she fixed the ale, so it wouldn't set you to almost completely drunk for one drink until we can look closer at how the code is handling drinking and how the drink containers do

Myrella says, 'heh i tned to us egil with my enabled chracters'

Ea! says to Kaige, 'I had an idea how to fix it... it wasn't simple, though. '

Kaige says to Ea!, 'well compared to how much other stuff made you drunk, it was way high for ale'

Matrim says, 'nothing is simple :P'

Matrim says, 'except me!'

Myrella waves happily.

Kaige says, 'considering take that number times 5 for a single drink'

Kaige shudders.

Myrella returns to being In Character.

Ea! nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'so Sandra and I pulled the intoxication value for ale down a bit'

Kaige says, 'til 1 drink got you below the disorient threshhold'

Kaige chuckles politely.

Kaige says, 'so if you're tipsy to begin with... you'll still get hit with it.. but not from dead sober'

Matrim says, 'should be based on your con, but thats a toughie'


Skilltrees Status

McDonald says, 'whats status of skilltrees?'

Kaige says to McDonald, 'still on the horizon, but we're heading that direction, slowly'

LadyAce says to McDonald, 'no one's working on them explicitly. we'd announce a shift in that direction if there were one'

McDonald nods solemnly.



Matrim says, 'hows the hp gear modifing thing coming?'

LadyAce says, 'part of the package that's in the works with the con/str adjusts isn't it?'

Matrim says, 'I thought con/str was at a stalemate'

Matrim says, 'cuz noone knew what to do'

Matrim says, 'or something'

Ea! nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Ea! says, 'We're working on it. We've got some ideas for a first step, and a good idea of the final destination, just not how to get from step two to the end.'

Ea! says, 'Balance is very different than tricky to find bugs.'


Stuff going poof in the OOC?

Xena says to Kaige, 'earlier i saw an amethest ring go poof in ooc, i thought that stuffs doesnt tick down here'

Matrim says, 'ack'

Matrim says, 'things time in ooc now?'

Kaige says, 'it won't unless it was on the last tick coming here.'

Xena nods her agreement with Kaige.

Xena didn't know that.

Kaige says, 'it'll prevent things from going down, but if it's already at the point where it'll poof next tick it's already int he queue to be poofed'

Xena says to Kaige, 'oh, i didn't know that'

Xena says to Kaige, 'i just thought it was strange, that's all'

Kaige nods her agreement with Xena.

Xena says, 'and then i held onto my shoe for dear life'

LadyAce says to Xena, 'it looks odd, but it's normal. just doesn't happen often'



Kaeos says, 'how come the katar's poison still poisons someone with immunity to poison?'

Matrim says, 'immunity is 66%'

LadyAce says, 'immunity = 66% protection'

Kaeos says, 'okay'

Xena says, 'isnt it cause there's still a %, yeah nevermind :P'

Matrim says, 'resist is 33 etc.'


Operate Lag Bug Fixed?

Akai_Hayate says, 'is the operate bug fixeD?'

Matrim says, 'hey akai, do you still heal?'

Ea! says to Akai_Hayate, 'I'm just committing the fix to it now.'

Akai_Hayate cheers for Ea! - huzzah!

Ea! says, 'I'm going to try to get it in with tommorow's update, but I have to make sure it doesn't trample on other stuff that can't go in tommorow.'

Xena says to Ea!, 'what was the operate bug?'

Matrim says, 'the operate bug was lagging the mud'

Xena says, 'ewwwwwwwwww'

Matrim says, 'people would operate and like everyone felt the skilllag or something'

Matrim says, 'someone was operating on someone last night and we couldn't move for like 4 or 5 minuts'

Ea! says, 'When people were operating on people with a pkill timer who have a bunch of people on their pkok list.'

Matrim says, 'ahh'

Matrim says, 'it did that with cure crit too..'

Matrim says, 'only when I reported it it wasn't important :P'

Matrim pokes Ea! in the ribs.

Matrim cackles gleefully at Ea! - whatever he's going to do to him, glad it's not you!


Hidden Exits & High Perc & Flee

Kaeos says, 'can you make it so people with high perc cannot see hidden exits? or make it so they can flee in that direction if they see that exit?'

Ea! says to Kaeos, 'Being able to see, for example, a way to twist between two trees to go east doesn't meanthat you'd be able to flee that way in an emergency.'

Kaeos says, 'can you make it like a percent chance?'

Kaeos says, 'well i don't have to go in no exit rooms'

Kaeos says, 'but i end up having to go in there cause they don't want to come out'


Trivia on the 11th

Xena says to Sandra, 'what's your trivia gonna be about?'

Sandra says to Xena, 'what's it say in events? ;)'

Xena says to Sandra, 'i didnt expect all the questions, just all the answers'

Xena ducks under Kaige.

Sandra giggles.

Xena says to Sandra, 'the tough part would be putting them together in the correct order'

Xena says, 'and typing them fast enough'

Xena says to Sandra, 'but i wasnt here when your legends of the past were players'

Kaige says, 'A, 4 , Ancient, Dusty, whole mud is in one group bug, tofutti, and pod-people'

Kaige goes EEK! in distress.

Kaige says to Sandra, 'SORRY'

Kaige hangs her head.

Ea! says, 'afk a few.'

LadyAce laughs with amusement.

Xena chuckles politely.

LadyAce scribbles notes furiously.

Xena says, 'where's all the old LTs located at?'

LadyAce says, 'on the web'

Xena says to LadyAce, 'i knew that already'

Xena says to LadyAce, 'my problem is where'

Kaige says to Xena, 'There's even a link from my page to them.'

Xena has problems today.

Kaige says, 'but they're under the community section on the main pages'


SANC for longer fights

Matrim says, 'reimp sanctuary on all pkillers and mobs'

Matrim says, 'longer fights are more fun :)'

Matrim says, 'er'

Matrim says, 'non pkillers too'

Matrim says, 'I mean EVERYONE :P'

Xena says, 'do what?'

Matrim says, 'you must not have been here for sanc rings'

Kaige says, 'basically double everyone's effective hitpoints...'

Matrim says, 'basicly'

Matrim says, 'you take half damage, same thing mathematically'

Kaige shakes her head.

Matrim says, 'makes fights last longer, gives luck a chance to even out'

Ea! says to Matrim, 'Only to physical attacks.'

Matrim says, 'thats true'

Kaige says, 'not really.. you'd get different fight messages and man would we hear screaming about people no longer decimating every round'

Ea! nods his agreement with Kaige.

Matrim says, 'so you change decimate'

Kaige says, 'heh.'

Matrim shrugs helplessly.

Ea! says, 'Oh, hey, we could do that now.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Ea!.

Matrim says, 'I remember when hitting was the thing to do :P'

Kaige says, 'area fix...'

An aura of heavenly light appears above Kaige's head.

Xena says, 'i dont decimate anyways'

Matrim says, '"you hit"'

Xena says, 'i suck.'

Kaige says, '4 100 "You decimate or soemthing like that"'

An aura of heavenly light appears above Kaige's head.

Matrim shrugs helplessly.

Matrim says, 'just a suggestion'

Ea! giggles at Kaige.

Matrim says, 'dying to an impale by the rhino or a wfw to a pkiller from full just isn't all that exciting or fun'

Matrim says, 'besides'

Matrim says, 'that would be cool for mages'

Kaige says to Matrim, 'longer fights would be a good thing... I dunno if putting the equivalent to sanc in is the answer tho'

Matrim says, 'they could choose between stun or firestorm and BOTH might be feasible :)'

Ea! nods his agreement with Kaige.

Matrim says, 'I don't mean on an item'

Kaige doesn't either.

Matrim says, 'I think an item giving sanc is dumb, because if you don't have it you suck'

Kaige meant the affect that the item gave.


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