Lecture Series Index

May 3rd, 2001

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Cinco de Mayo Casino?
Socials On Channels
Summer Oddysey Plans?
Strings & Coupons
Pirate Game?
Crusades Bug?
Quest Logic: Giving Items
Carting Stuff Around?
Multiple Messages with Shoot?
Staggered Headbutts
Tumble Overpowered?
Travel Alternatives
What are these daemon things?
More Interesting Mobs

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Cinco de Mayo Casino?

Cirus says, 'Can you explain to me what this Cinco de Mayo Casino thing is??'

LadyAce says, 'the rules are in 'help casino''

LadyAce says, 'when we play it, that's how it'll go (pretty much)'

Kaige says, 'basically it's a big, themed trading game'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Cirus nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Chaykin says, 'yeah but the strings will all be stuff I can't use on any of my chars, like a sombrero or a broken bottle of tequila'

Cirus nods his agreement with Kaige.

Chaykin giggles.

LadyAce smiles at Cirus.

Kaige says, 'no use for a Chihuahua?'

LadyAce giggles at Kaige.

Chaykin looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'or a jumping bean?'

Chaykin says, 'can I string it to my weapon?'

Straussy says, 'ooky small dogs'

Chaykin says, 'weapon_type: yapping'


Socials On Channels

Fatale says, 'when the hell is that damn emoting on channels gonna go away? or can it be turned off? gah!'

Zlodej chuckles politely at Fatale's feeble witticism.

LadyAce says, 'we don't have any plans to remove the socials on channels feature.'

Cirus pouts at Fatale.

Ea! says, 'But you can't emote on channels.'

LadyAce says, 'there isn't a way to turn it off, no.'

MoonGlow says, 'you can turn chat off'

Fatale says to Ea!, 'can you make it so we can turn it off? :)'

Fatale says to MoonGlow, 'yeah, but that sucks.'

Ea! says to Fatale, 'Could I, or will I?'

Chaykin giggles at Ea!.

MoonGlow shrugs philosophically.

Kaige says, 'You'd miss large portions of conversations and miss out on a lot of the auctions'

Cirus says, 'Its cool!!'

Fatale says to Ea!, 'will!'

Ea! says, 'Technically, I probably could, but then you'd miss out on parts of conversations, etc.'

Fatale says to Kaige, 'not if i don't ever listen to auction :)'

Ea! says, 'Imagine playing trivia without being able to tell who got the point.'

Zlodej chuckles politely at Fatale's feeble witticism.

MoonGlow says, 'socials on auction are kind of cool'

Fatale says, 'can just turn it on for trivia'

Fatale shrugs helplessly.

LadyAce says, 'I think it takes a bit of getting used to, but I've gotten pretty comfortable with it. Some people surely do spam with it though'

Straussy says to Fatale, 'you get use to it after a while'

Fatale says, 'not planning to be here often enough to get used to it.'

Chaykin says, 'I do kinda think the socials have made chat a lot more spammy and annoying and have really dumbed it down a lot. But I also think there's no going back at this point'

MoonGlow says to LadyAce, 'can we whap them?'

Kaige says to LadyAce, 'I just gagchannel those people with my morts, especially if they don't have anything else to contribute'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Chaykin says, 'I had a friend who I tried to get to play here'

Chaykin says, 'but they couldn't follow all the spam'

Straussy chuckles politely.

Wesley nods his agreement with Chaykin.

Nemesis says to Chaykin, 'same thing, screen was basically scrolling chat'

Chaykin says, 'I tried to get them to turn channels off but they were too frustrated'

Kaige says, 'that was true before with all the channels on'

Chaykin shrugs helplessly.

Chaykin says, 'nah'

Kaige says, 'for many people, it is/was'

Chaykin says, 'before, if you didn't have anything useful to say, you just wouldn't talk'

Craven says, 'its all about speedin readin!'

Cirus says, 'That does happen alot, it is spammy'

Kaige laughs at Chaykin.

Kaige says, 'yeah.. I WISH'

Straussy says, 'chat should be ooc only *halo*'

LadyAce says, 'well, I do remember people leaving or getting rather mad about channels long before we had socials on them.'

Craven says, 'I chat for no reason all the time :P'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'well ok, that's not really what I meant'

MoonGlow remembers when she first came here. *shudder*

Sandra goes ACK TTTHHHHHPPPPPTTTTT! all over Straussy - what a mess!

Chaykin says, 'but the socials have somehow just made it easier to be spammy'

Craven says, 'legend is a mix between a mud and a mush in that we fight, have a sweet system and all, but its a lot slower paced then most other muds'

Craven says, 'so you spend a lot of down time healing etc. and people tend to talk while in that down time'

Chaykin says, 'I think the most annoying part of the channel socials is the showing off of strings'

Chaykin says, 'at LEAST 5 times a day'

Chaykin says, 'it gets SO old'

Straussy blinks.

Chuckles says, '5 a day per person :)'

Chaykin says, 'the next time I see Gondar's rudolph skull...'

Chaykin shudders.

Craven says, 'yea well calling the dark lord a guppy gets so old but they ain't gonna stop'

Wesley is happy he can atleast turn chat off

Cirus nods his agreement with Wesley.


Summer Oddysey Plans?

Craven says, 'well one question I had was any idea on what areas will be hit with the summer thing'

LadyAce says, 'summer odyssey? all of 'em if we're lucky :)'

LadyAce says, 'ancient in june, medieval in july, industrial in august'

Kaige says, 'I know which 6 I'm going to concentrate on'


Strings & Coupons

LadyAce says to Edric_Wulf, 'Ok, your turn then :)'

Edric_Wulf says, 'may I speak frankly?'

LadyAce says, 'I don't see much point in being non-specific or rude, but other than that, go for it.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'I have a major problem with the string system here'

Edric_Wulf says, 'you first of all have to either a, buy a string from the prize machine, then get a mundane just to string it, or b, win a token, get a string and then find a mundane to string it, do you think this is fair?'

LadyAce says, 'well, that's not quite how it works.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'or buy a string from others, who get it from the prize machine'

Craven says, 'you don't need a mundane to restring items from the machine'

Edric_Wulf says, 'you dont?'

Craven pokes a giant fireball - It's dead, Craven.

Craven says, 'I could have this restrung right now'

MoonGlow says, 'no'

LadyAce says, 'you have to either win a coupon, or a token for a chance at a string.'

LadyAce says, 'you can get coupons without tokens.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'ahh, then I suggest that one of you gods explain that to Haley'

Fatale says to Edric_Wulf, 'nope! prize machine items, as far as i remember, are strings in themselves. you just gotta ask to get it restrung!'

MoonGlow says, 'you need mundanes to string mob's clothes!'

Edric_Wulf nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'was there a specific question that came up between you two?'

Edric_Wulf says, 'thats what I figured after reading about the tokens and mundanes, but when speaking to Haley she told me that I had to use a mundane to string it'

Craven says, 'depends on if it was a prizemachine string'

Edric_Wulf says, 'thats why I wanted to speak about it'

Craven says, 'what was it?'

LadyAce says, 'a prize machine string is a 'pre-made' string.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'a prize machine string'

Craven says, 'thats what makes the machine cool'

Craven says, 'free color'

Chaykin says, 'which one?'

Craven says, 'since color is so hard to get'

Chuckles nods his agreement with Craven.

LadyAce says, 'a mundane will let you string the name of a non-stat item over top of your eq.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'like the #2 sharps pencil'

Edric_Wulf nods solemnly.

LadyAce nods her agreement with Edric_Wulf.

Edric_Wulf says, 'that is what I thought'

Edric_Wulf says, 'just got very confused after speaking with Haley'

Kaige says, 'I'll talk with her about it.'

Haley says to Edric_Wulf, 'whats up?'

Edric_Wulf says, 'nothing, I just wanted to clear up a misunderstanding you and I had about prize strings and mundane coupons'

LadyAce says, 'if I can make 'help mundane' clearer, please tell me :)'

Edric_Wulf says, 'now that I understand that, my question is done'


Pirate Game?

Craven says, 'one: any chance you can host that cool pirate game sometime :)'

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce says, 'sounds like a fun thing for july'

Craven says, 'I know its hard work but I dunno about everyone else, but its far and away my favorite'

MoonGlow says, 'pirate game?'


Crusades Bug?

Craven says, 'the bug in Crusades...'

Craven says, 'if you start the hashish quest'

Craven says, 'and give it to the wrong person'

Craven says, 'you can never restart it'

Craven says, 'straussy tried to help me but he was tired :P'

LadyAce says, 'I can try to bulletproof that some more, but I don't want to make it accept too much in the way of errors'

Craven says to LadyAce, 'well I guess I feel that hm...'

LadyAce says, 'I mean, you're handling drugs :)'

Craven says, 'if you don't allow people to make mistakes on quests'

Craven says, 'they aren't going to be very inclined to try the things that might be needed to figure them out'

LadyAce says, 'I guess I can make them all scream and yell if you give them the stuff and they don't want it.'

Craven says, 'because they are afraid they'll never be able to do it if they screw it up'

Straussy says, 'you can do the quest with another character once you learn it'

Straussy says, 'so you're not really screwing it up'

Craven rolls his eyes, exasperated with Straussy.

Nemesis snickers softly.

Craven says, 'thats not the same thing straussy :)\'

Nemesis says, 'that helps =p'

Straussy says, 'yeah it is'

Craven says, 'no, it isn't'

Zafira says, 'not everybody has multiple characters'

Sandra says, 'well, no, I agree with Craven ;P'

LadyAce says, 'Yeah, it's a problem. But the other side of it is that it's important to pay attention to what the hints are, and not go doing the wrong stuff.'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Straussy says to Sandra, 'you would :P'

Craven says, 'well, its a multiple ending quest'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Straussy says, 'just because im trying to make a point..'

Craven says, 'I was trying to figure out the other ending and it broke'

Craven says, 'that just seems kinda evil to me'

LadyAce says, 'well, you only get one ending :P'

Craven says, 'doesn't promote figuring out the other ending much'

Sandra says to Straussy, 'well, alot of good doing it right on a different char would be if yuo wanted the xp for a specific one =P'

Craven says, 'I killed the guy and he ate the hashish'

Straussy says to Sandra, 'that's not the idea'

Craven says, 'and steal is worthless, so I didn't even try that'

Straussy says to Sandra, 'you're entitled to every quest in the game.. but you aren't gauranteed that quest'

LadyAce says, 'well, he would've eaten it a while after getting it so as to not accumulate fifty billion'

Straussy says, 'especially if you mess it up'

Sandra ponders Straussy's existence.

Straussy sighs loudly.

Sandman peers at Straussy, looking him up and down.

Chaykin says, 'I don't think there's any justifiable reason for quests to be so anal, especially when they're only doable once'

Craven says, 'I agree chaykin'

Craven says, 'it doesn't promote exploration'

Craven says, 'which is what quests are all about'

Zafira says, 'I dislike how so many quests require you to give items to mobs'

LadyAce says, 'well, if you give an item to one guy and get ending A, you can't get it back and get ending B instead.'

Straussy says to Craven, 'no, but it promotes communication with those that have succesfully done the quest'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think that's anal. I think it's realistic.'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Fatale says to Straussy, 'you mean it promotes nobody figuring shit out themselves anymore'

LadyAce says, 'you can't betray some body and then unbetray them.'


Quest Logic: Giving Items

Quimby says, 'thats my question too, rufus' pd quest is bad it asks for 4 of something denstra happened to give all 4 at once'

Chaykin says, 'there was a quest a friend of mine did earlier in the week'

Chaykin says, 'they were required to give more than one of the same item to a mob, so they used the *'

Quimby says, 'and the stupid mob didn't recongnize but one of the items'

Chaykin says, 'and the mob only saw it as one item'

Sandra says, 'when in a quest can you ever give all 4 things at once and it work?'

Sandra says, 'it's always been one at a time'

Chaykin says, 'why?'

Quimby says, 'dont see why it shouldn't'

LadyAce says, 'yeah, mobs can't think that fast'

Sandra says, 'Quimby answered that already'

Sandra says, 'they can only see 1 at a time'

LadyAce says, 'they only process one, it's a code limitation'

Chaykin says, 'shopkeepers are mobs, they can see more than one thing at a time'

Zafira says, 'but we don't know that. We're morts'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Zafira.

Sandra says, 'shopkeepers have different code'

Quimby says, 'yeah but i think that at the least the items should be on the mob, i had my chalice taken when raphaello did something to me that set a trigger kae's response was to kill him i did no chalice'

Sandra says, 'or, give is different than sell. I suppose is what it is'

Chaykin says, 'well I'm not talking about the code, I'm just talking about what makes sense from a mort point of view. The * is a function coded into the game itself after all'

Chaykin says, 'we don't know code stuff'

Ea! says, 'I wonder how hard it'd be to change that...'

LadyAce says, 'I spose we could do a helpfile on quests in general -- the mechanics of success in them'

Sandra says to LadyAce, 'I guess we could.'

Tobias says, 'I haven't seen Danar on much...does this mean Hawaii is almost done? ^_^'

Fatale says to Tobias, 'he said he was almost finished a year ago. and hasn't done anything at all'

Kaige says, 'he's got 2337 lines of nothing.'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.


Carting Stuff Around?

Tobias says, 'Will there ever be something where you can store your items when demolishing a house and easily transfer them to your new house?'

Craven says, 'like a cart :)'

Craven says, 'which builders refuse to put in their areas but huginn coded!'

Zafira says, 'a moving van'

LadyAce says, 'non mech vehicles would be cool for that alright'

Tobias says, 'Cause I've been thinking about moving my house, but it'd be a real pain to drag all the items around.'

LadyAce says, 'if you see good places for carts and wagons and things, use idea and suggest them to the builder?'

Tobias says, 'It'd be neat if we could store 'em, create the house, and have them all dump in front of the door or such.'

Straussy nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'I dunno about an insta-transfer, but ingame mechanisms sound pretty possible.'

Tobias nods solemnly.

Craven says, 'I think builders should just imp carts :)'

Craven says, 'its already coded! :)'

Nemesis says, 'that would be the legend way wouldnt it?\'

Kaige says, 'there's also some builders who have ideas for non-mech vehicles, but they'd like a couple of ways to check on them better'

Craven says, 'check on them?'

Kaige says to Craven, 'like see if there's one already in the game, if it's being used and things like that'

Craven says to Kaige, 'your saying there should only be one cart in the game?'

Kaige says, 'I'm not. But that's one of the concerns I had brought about putting them in'

Kaige says, 'in one area at least'

Craven says to Kaige, 'weird'

Craven says to Kaige, 'I kinda considered them something you buy at like a buggy type place or something and its non rentable'

Craven says to Kaige, 'or like horses'

Craven says to Kaige, 'could make a cart-building skill, just need piles of wood and a bunch of time like makestaff :P'


Multiple Messages with Shoot?

Sandman says, 'whats up with the echo of a stunned mob from being shot then it saying you are already standing'

Sandman says, 'and when is that weird line that oakley gives gunna be looked at'

Ea! says, 'Oh, I think it's just trying to stand you up twice or something.'

Ea! says, 'I haven't looked at it yet since it's mostly cosmetic.'

Sandman says, 'something like Annie shoots bleah bleah in your ch @@..'

Sandra says to Sandman, 'did you bug it?'

Sandman nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sandman says, 'like over a month ago'

Sandra says, 'then it'll be looked at when Leila gets a chance =P'

Sandman says to Ea!, 'so you think it checks if your standing?'

Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.

Sandman says to Ea!, 'it will say they are stunned.. they are stunned.. you are already standing'

Sandman says to Ea!, '3 lines..'

Ea! says to Sandman, 'I'm not sure yet.'

Sandman says to Ea!, 'when you shoot stun them'

Sandman nods solemnly.

Sandman says to Ea!, 'can show you its kinda funny looking'

Sandman flops about helplessly.

Ea! says, 'Is it a specific stun message, or a generic one? Is it with both guns and bows?'


Staggered Headbutts

Chaykin says, 'one, would it be possible to add a line that tells you when someone has staggered you with their headbutt?'

Craven shrugs in response to Sandman's words.

Chaykin says, 'er I guess we weren't done with the last question?'

Ea! says to Chaykin, 'Idea that?'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Ea!.


Tumble Overpowered?

Chaykin says, 'next question, tumble is already pretty powerful. I was thinking it's a little silly that if someone is already sitting, they can tumble something and be standing again without getting up themselves'

Chaykin says, 'can that and would that be changed?'

Sasha nods her agreement with Chaykin.

Craven says, 'I think a lot of defensive skills need to be severely lowered while sitting'

Sasha says, 'good call'

Sasha giggles.

Craven says, 'tumble/dodge/parry/block'

Sandman nods his agreement with Craven.

Zafira says, 'I've done that'

Craven says, 'bashing a sniper is basicly worthless...'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Craven.

Craven says, 'depending on the mob, some mobs too'

Tobias says, 'maybe if tumble had some bad stuff if you fail?'

Chuckles says, 'no kidding, spite knows this all to well'

Craven says to Tobias, 'thats not very fair though'

Ea! says, 'That's one that I could see changing, though I'd like to discuss it first...'

Chaykin nods solemnly.

Craven says to Tobias, 'since its automatic'

Craven says to Tobias, 'you can't 'decide" to tumble'

Tobias says to Craven, 'You could set it to two different modes? A more risky one, and an auto-less-one?'

Craven says to Tobias, 'so you can't decide to risk the concquences'

Nemesis somersaults across the ground, whirling about, and finally lands on her feet.

Chaykin says, 'so the answer is maybe?'

Ea! says to Chaykin, 'Yeah.'

Tobias says to Craven, 'So it could be one where you could attempt risky tumbles like from the ground, but suffer consequences.'

Chaykin says, 'okie third question'

Zafira says, 'dex people have a way of avoiding str/con skills, but str/con can't avoid dex skills'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Chaykin.

Craven says, 'I dunno, herbertwest dodged my backstab yesterday and 2 shots :P'

Craven says, 'tell me he has any dex or perc, hehe'

Sandman says to Craven, 'he has 40 perc'

Sandman snickers softly.

Chuckles says, 'he has neither anymore :P'


Travel Alternatives

Chaykin says, 'some imms, Ea! in particular, have mentioned that they don't like how everyone just lugs around boats. What are the possible alternatives to this that are being talked about, if any?'

Craven says, 'I think thats an incredibly tough question chaykin'

Wesley says, 'I hate carrying boats'

LadyAce says, 'trains, carts, caravans, airplanes'

Ea! says to Chaykin, 'I'm open to ideas.'

Chaykin says, 'didn't say it was easy ;)'

Sasha says, 'there should be a skill "waterwalk"'

Craven says, 'water is such an intricate and vital part of the game, if you were to force fighters to do odd things to get across it..'

Nemesis says to Ea!, 'I'm a goddess so I get to just port anywhere I want?'

Sasha says, 'then you could learn it or not'

Nemesis likes that idea ;)

Craven says, 'as a mage it wouldn't be quite so bad'

Chaykin says, 'the thing is'

Chaykin says, 'they have to be easily trans-able'

Zafira says, 'improve swim, so you can at least get across the english channel'

Craven says, 'I just don't conciously think about boats'

Chuckles says, 'on that matter what is the use of the swim skill?'

Craven says, 'they are just in the background'

Craven says, 'could make swim cost more mv based on the water room or whatever, I don't know'

Ea! says, 'The problem with carrying boats is that it seems silly from a reality stand point -- so anything that we do to replace it shouldn't be silly from a reality stand point.'

Craven says, 'to swim across an ocean might cost 200 mv, hehe'

Craven says, 'but again, really hurts fighters...'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Ea!.

Chuckles says, 'and if you run out of mv in the ocean you drown :)'

LadyAce says, 'and to ease the transition into the game, it has to have some kinda benefit, the switch i mean'

Wesley nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'I want to make swim used a couple places, but the problem I run into is that you can take boats underwater with you and making places where you can't take a boat in the first place'

Zafira says, 'well, that we can get all the way around the world in an hour mudtime isn't really realistic. That we do is part of our dependance on boats'

LadyAce says, 'yeah, hard to flee pk if you have to stop and summon a taxi'

Chaykin giggles.

Craven says, 'taxi's don't float :P'

Chaykin says, 'but you could get in the taxi and say, "Follow that car!"'

Nemesis says to Craven, 'they do - just not for long'

Wesley waves for a taxi

Tobias says, 'It'll be hard to make a compromise between realism and playability ^^;'

LadyAce says, 'hard to run and save a newbie from poison if you have to wait for the train...etc.'

Chaykin says, 'that's what Legend needs: car chases!'

Chaykin says, 'they're exciting!'

LadyAce giggles at Chaykin.

Craven says, 'I don't think I'd like being "slowed down" because of water'

Zafira says, 'I think in order to get rid of the dependence on boats, you would have to make land areas larger. but that isn't really a viable option'

LadyAce says, 'and more fiery crashes!'

Chaykin nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'We could replace legend with reruns of CHIPS!'

Tobias nods to himself - he must be getting senile.

LadyAce says to Craven, 'a lot of the land mass of the world isn't represented'

Craven says, 'would make magic flying carpets popular'

Chaykin says, 'of course! and they veer off course and flip over like in bad 80s shows!'

LadyAce says to Craven, 'so it'd be possible, but perhaps not immediately.'

Kaige says to Zafira, 'maybe just increase move if you're dragging a boat around with you on land?'

Nemesis says to Chaykin, 'nothing wrong with the 80''

Nemesis says to Chaykin, '80's'

LadyAce says to Craven, 'medieval europe is the most well-covered of any of the land masses, and it's a small continent.'

Craven says, 'well, I guess'

Sandman says to Kaige, 'what about inflatables?'

Craven says, 'while it would be cool to buy passage on a ship to cover an ocean'

Chaykin says, 'well'

MoonGlow says, 'what?'

Craven says, 'the mud just isn't big enough to really support that I don't think'

Kaige says, 'if it's inflated, yeah'

Zafira says to Kaige, 'maybe, but it is still going to beat having to buy a new boat every time I want to run to alaska to sell saebels from klein'

Kaige giggles.

Chaykin says, 'I think what's most important is that whatever you might choose to do, it can't make travelling harder'

Kaige thinks that'd be quite awkward and since we don't have the deflate command.

Sandman says to Kaige, 'make a skill that goes with shipbuilding to deflate inflate your boat!'

Chuckles says, 'dont buy new boats, make em :P'

Sandman nods to himself - he must be getting senile.

Tobias says, 'Maybe we should just give everyone wings.'

Tobias nods to himself - he must be getting senile.

Ea! says, 'I don't mind making travelling a little harder, but, yeah, that's been the main hold up.'

Chaykin giggles.

Craven grins evilly at Tobias.. wonder what he's thinking...

Nemesis says, 'some of us don't have pracs left =p'

Wesley says, 'hmmm lightweight inflateable rafts I like that'

Craven says, 'I'd love to see skills like shipbuilding useful'

Craven says, 'thats why I'm now an advocate of cart building :P'

Sandman says to Kaige, 'i mean i could see most using inflatable boats but then of course they would need a drawback from usage'

Kaige says to Sandman, 'higher chance of sinking if you don't use a blunt weapon'

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

Wesley says, 'the dawback is inflating needs mucho MV points hehe'

Sandman says to Kaige, 'haha'

Craven says, 'that would be so nifty'

Chaykin says, 'well I just don't see what the point is of making something so banal as going from place to place harder. It certainly wouldn't encourage exploration'

LadyAce says, 'so it sorta comes down to us not being ready for it, a lot of the best ideas aren't really workable until the mud is more ready area-wise.'

Tobias says, 'maybe just vehicle building to replace shipbuilding?'

Chuckles says, 'spite uses shipbuilding all the time'

MoonGlow says, 'I have a boat a friend made me'

Zafira says, 'make travelling harder, but put more necessities in areas: like shopkeepers that buy lots of things, banks, and inns'

Tobias says, 'Or make it carpentering so you can make your own furniture!'

Ea! says, 'I want to make it so that builders have more control over how resistant a boat is to sinking, which I think will help with the shipbuilding skill a bit.'

Zafira says, 'then we wouldn't HAVE to run all over the place all the time'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'presumably introducing spiff new ways to travel would make it less banal and more a part of the adventure.'

Craven says, 'adventure...'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'only if there is a reward'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'but "adventure" is such an intangible thing'

Tobias says, 'A cookie for sitting still in the car?'

Tobias ducks to the ground.

Sandman says, 'oh hell with it lets make faeries all over the place'

Tobias cheers for Sandman - huzzah!

Craven says, 'I don't really consider my characters "journey's" adventures, but I guess'

Sandman says, 'cost us money to travel over water!'

Sandman nods to himself - he must be getting senile.

Wesley whaps Sandman across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'it's no less tangible than the idea of exploration'

LadyAce says to Craven, 'well, the idea is that they could be'

Mabel says, 'what about having a place to dock your boat, so you aren't carrying it around with you?'

Craven says, 'it just slows everything down even further'

Craven says, 'some of us are fustrated at the current pace :P'

Sandman snickers softly.

Zafira nods her agreement with Craven.

Sandman says to Craven, 'some of us dont move like we are on speed =p'

Zafira says, 'it's too fast'

LadyAce says to Craven, 'aren't there some areas you dont like to go to because they're too mazelike?'

Craven says, 'I haven't played this character in 2 months because I can't stand healing'

Craven says, 'mazelike?'

MoonGlow says, 'a dock would be a good idea, but if it costs as much as a house I'd be out of luck'

Craven says, 'like pisiles'

LadyAce says, 'the advantage to a transport system might be less likelyhood of being lost at sea or tangled in a jungle'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Wesley nods his agreement with MoonGlow.

Craven says, 'I could see it severely hindering pk'

LadyAce says, 'safer, no DTs, a cruise thru the scenery, who knows..hear a story from the captain as he sails around the cape.'

Craven says, 'not to mention making spells like watery death worthless'

Chuckles nods his agreement with Craven.

Wesley waves happily.

Chaykin says, 'well, that's like the London captains'

LadyAce says, 'I imagine personal transport could stay an option'

Sandman says to Craven, 'how so?'

Craven says, 'you can do that from pitts to sanfran :P'

Chaykin says, 'oh btw'

Sandman says to Craven, 'ones using such a system without using their own boat are stuck to go as fast as the boat'

Chaykin says, 'why was teh captain to Bengal made so he doesn't make the trip anymore?'

LadyAce says, 'right now personal boats are the only really practical thing to do, but it'd be nice if there were more options.'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Sandman says to Craven, 'um.. you can bad pun it and say they are pk bait'

Chaykin nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Snoring loudly, Tobias nods off to sleep using the penalty box as a pillow.

MoonGlow loves the train.

Kaige says, 'I dunno. I didn't see anything wrong with him when I was looking at it this week, but I'm still looking'

Tobias nods his agreement with MoonGlow.

LadyAce says to Sandman, 'unless the captain of the vessel came to your aid, along with his crew, say.'

Chaykin says, 'he hasn't been making that trip since Pittsburgh went in'

MoonGlow says, 'they should serve drinks though'

Sandman says to LadyAce, 'now that would suck'

Sandman cringes in terror.

Chaykin says, 'I thought maybe you just didn't want 3 caps on the docks at once'

Kaige shakes her head.

LadyAce says, 'getting kinda dark. afk for a sec as i go inside'

Kaige says, 'no they each have their own room... hmm..'

Kaige says, 'pitts shouldn't have affected it...'

Zafira says, 'perhaps if there was a dock at major beaches, where when you put a boat in it, it stays owned until you rent?'

Nemesis points at Mabel.

Nemesis says, 'she said that'

Kaige says to LadyAce, 'MUST be nice... laptop AND wireless'

You do a slow fade as Tobias whines at LadyAce, hoping he won't get to you too.

Sandman snickers at Kaige nastily.

Mabel giggles.

LadyAce grins evilly.

Nemesis says to Zafira, 'there needs to be one at every land mass'

Ea! giggles.

Nemesis says to Zafira, 'otherwise you couldn't go anywhere'

Kaige could deal with mudding by the pool

Chaykin could deal with HAVING a pool.

Zafira nods her agreement with Nemesis.

Tobias splashes water all over Kaige - wanna join in the fun?

Tobias says, 'd'oh! SL fails!'

Tobias ducks to the ground.

LadyAce says, 'control daemons could probly watch for drops of type BOAT and set ownership...'

Chuckles would settle for having a house

LadyAce says, 'in special dock rooms.'

Nemesis says, 'this is the harbor patrol, please pull over for a routine inspection of your cargo'

Chaykin says, 'just make all boats like the clipper ships, you have to drop them when you go on land'

MoonGlow says, 'I don't want to have to drop my boat, it was a present'

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'been talked about... and would be very annoying without setting ownership... but since we now have ownership.. could be interesting'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce giggles at Nemesis.


What are these daemon things?

Tobias says, 'speaking of daemons, I got a quick question!'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Tobias.

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'What's the welldaemon?'

LadyAce says, 'it's a controller of the well'

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'It showed up on a tara census, and its an imm thingy.'

Tobias says, 'controller of the well? ^^;'

LadyAce says, 'there are a lot more things mobs can do than rooms can do'

Chaykin says, 'there are daemons all over the mud that control stuff'

Nemesis says to Tobias, 'like a trigger, it looks for a cetrain thing then reacts'

MoonGlow says, 'everything has daemons, that what gives you the echoing answer to your actions'

Tobias says to Chaykin, 'Creeeepy.'

LadyAce says, 'so if an item or room has a special feature, it's pretty likely that there's a mob in the background, pulling the levers'

Tobias says, 'Ah, okies.'

Tobias says, 'kinda weird way to do it...'

Zafira peers around for daemons.

MoonGlow smiles at Zafira.

LadyAce says, 'only way to do it at present :)'

Tobias says, 'can't program in object behavior stuffs?'

LadyAce says, 'objects have no behavior'

Mabel looks up into the sky and ponders.

Tobias says, 'Why?'

Tobias is completely boggled.

Mabel says, 'that would be why they are objects, eh?'

Mabel giggles.

LadyAce says, 'someday they might, but it'd take a lot of effort'

Tobias nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'they don't have any of the same structures'

Sandman says, 'object acts!'

Sandman beams delightedly.

Ea! says, 'Mainly a matter of finding clever ways to deal with the memory/potential lag issues.'

MoonGlow says, 'why worry about it... do they frighten you?'

Chaykin says, 'my favorites are the objects that are mobs, like the buoy and the iceberg'

LadyAce says, 'rooms are similarly feature-poor, they don't even know how to wait a moment before doing something'

Kaige says, 'Sadist only set up the acts for rooms and mobs when he did them originally, and never got to objects as they were a much lower priority'

LadyAce says, 'but mobs are feature-rich and cover all that.'


More Interesting Mobs

Sandman says, 'i want more mobs being like their rp'

Sandman sighs loudly.

Sandman says, 'with acts ;)'

Zafira says, 'I want more pcs being like their rp'

Chaykin jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Zafira!

Sandman says, 'like say a student going around asking a bunch of questions'

Sandman says, 'the mobsters actually doing more then just sitting around mostly =p'

LadyAce says, 'when you see good places for that, suggest it on idea'

Ea! says, 'Most students I know don't ask too many questions.'

Ea! ducks to the ground.

Zafira peers at herself myopically.

Sandra says, 'the mobsters DO do more than sit around'

Chuckles says to Sandman, 'like lop's abusing each other :P'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Sandra whaps Sandman across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

LadyAce says, 'be as specific as you can, and give us all the things you think up as you go.'

Sandman nods his agreement with Chuckles.

Sandra says to Chuckles, 'some of them do'

Kaige whispers, 'and maybe win a token or two'

LadyAce says, 'there's a level where we just don't know what people will end up looking for'

Tobias says, 'Mobs need to be more like tika's behavior!'

Chaykin says to Sandra, 'you once told me they were supposed to group up sometimes, but I've never seen it happen'

Sandra says to Chaykin, 'yea, they do, but then split up'

Chaykin says, 'ah'

Chuckles says, 'more mobs who react like the dis inkeeper :P'

Chaykin says, 'Sandra didn't use my idea for Crowe to attack you if you said "going"'

Chaykin sniffs sadly.

LadyAce says, 'there's a limit to how many mobs we can make with extroverted personalities like that keeper :)'

LadyAce says, 'before the spam becomes unplayable and all detail is lost with the bathwater'

LadyAce says, 'so suggest it where you think of it, and we won't try to think of every possible thing ever :)'

Tobias says, 'One mob act you could get rid of is richard's, his is just silly ^^;'

Chaykin says, 'I kinda like how a lot of mobs are just drones, it makes you appreciate the ones that aren't that much more'

LadyAce says to Tobias, 'which richard?'

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'The one everyone hangs around at ^_~'

LadyAce says, 'there are 6!'

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'The stag one. He spams a lot.'

Chuckles says, 'not if after the third time he attacked ya'

LadyAce says, '2 of them are the same person!'

Zafira says, 'the one that tells almost everyone to go to another inn'

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'The same person!?'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Tobias.

Tobias is completely boggled.

Chaykin says, 'like how there are 2 Vlads'

Tobias says, 'Don't tell me there's a richarddaemon.'

Tobias ducks to the ground.

LadyAce says, 'nah. But Kaige & I both use the same historical person in Sherwood & Crusades.'

Tobias says, 'Oh.'

Tobias says, 'Richard from the stag is the king?'

Tobias blinks.

Kaige shakes her head.

Kaige says, 'no.'

Chaykin giggles.

Tobias will just sit around and be dumb.

Tobias flops about helplessly.

Kaige says, 'he's named richard, but his short desc isn't obvsiouly that'

Chaykin says, 'the whole reason Nottingham is run by the evil sheriff is because Richard's not there'

Chaykin says, 'it's neat continuity actually'

Tobias says, 'That's what I thought. So where'd he run off to?'

Chaykin says, 'Crusades'

Tobias says, 'Then how can he be in sherwood?'

Chaykin says, 'Richard the King isn't, I think?'

MoonGlow says, 'I don't think there are more questions, just talkings'

Tobias says, 'Then how are they the same person?'

Tobias wobbles around unsteadily - better sniff his breath!

Mabel wonders if there is a "Save King Richard" quest.

LadyAce says, 'well, maybe I'll keep my mouth shut and y'all can explore on your own :)'

Kaige says, 'crusades didn't exist when sherwood was built and he's "just returned" in sherwood'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Chaykin says, 'ahh'

Tobias says, 'Hoo boy ^^; Time to go questin.'

LadyAce says, 'no other questions?'

LadyAce smiles happily.

Kaige says, 'no quest with him...but feel free to explore'

Chaykin says, 'not from me'

Tobias says to Kaige, 'Aww, you ruined my ignance!'

Tobias comforts blissful ignorance.

Kaige says to Tobias, 'when you find the rabid wombat quest, lemme know.'

Kaige winks suggestively at Tobias.

Tobias says to Kaige, 'As penance, you must go watch lain!'

Tobias snaps his fingers. ATTITUDE!

LadyAce says, 'or the quest to give you access to the really neat socials :)'

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'That's the imm quest ^_~'

Ea! says to LadyAce, 'tllama, you mean?'

Lorenzo says to LadyAce, 'Is that the colon quest?'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Lorenzo.

Chaykin says, 'er'

Lorenzo chuckles politely.

Kaige thought she meant the one where you type "socials"

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

Tobias laughs with amusement.

Tobias says, 'Time to mess with socials we don't use much...'

Tobias looks around for something to thump.

LadyAce smiles happily.

LadyAce says, 'okie. Thanks for coming, all.'

LadyAce gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

LadyAce waves happily.


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