Lecture Series Index

May 31st, 2001

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Special Commands
"You are full" Msg Bug
Elbow Skill
Newbie Mobs Fleeing
Reimbs for Strings
T-Shirt Contest?
OOC Revision Contest?
Hometown Specific Newbie Clothing
Resets in Housing?
Rage Affect Weirdness?
More Weapon Variety?
Object Acts?
Housing Upgrades & Options?
Ideas to One Builder?
Redeem & Pretitles
New Herbs & Uses?
Getting In Crusades
Soliciting Ideas
More Tinyplots?
Skilltrees & Charm Skill?
Multiple Affects with Dip?
Under Used Skills
Liquid Types
Summer Odyssey?
Innate Talents?

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Special Commands

McDougan says, 'Searching in the jeweler's shafe, "oil"ing hingesh, since when do we have natural language parsing?'

LadyAce says, 'you mean, when you can use commands in a particular place that don't work elsewhere?'

McDougan says, 'well?'

LadyAce says, 'that's been an ability for perhaps two years now?'

McDougan says, 'more or lesh. and why did ye no tell us?'

LadyAce says, 'I think so.'

Chaykin says, 'like in the avalanche thingy'

William_Wulf smiles happily.

Kaige says, 'since builders got the ability to catch non-command words'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

McDougan says, 'Och!'

LadyAce says, 'there's nothing to tell...it only works in very particular places, not generally.'

Kaige says, 'something like that -- it's been a while, but it takes a while to get used widely...'

Kaige says, 'most of them are things that were being tried and not working as expected anyway'

Kaige chuckles politely.

McDougan says, 'weel, wash just a bit o' a surprishe tae find'

LadyAce says to Kaige, 'well it went in before crusades, and that was nearly 2 years ago, so...'

Kaige says, 'that's what I like about this place... always something new to find,,... even for the old timers'

LadyAce says, 'surprises are good.'

LadyAce smiles happily.

McDougan says, 'hash it been two years?'

Kaige nods solemnly.


"You are full" Msg Bug

Chaykin says, 'okie I guess you guys have noticed the bug with eating, will that get fixed anytime soon?'

LadyAce says, 'I'm pretty sure I saw a fix go by for that'

Chaykin smiles happily.

Kaige says, 'it's already committed.. but I'm not sure exactly when it'll be installed'

[Note: it went in with June 1st, 2001's update. LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaige hangs her head.

LadyAce hugs Kaige.

Kaige says, 'sorry about that.. and I also fixed the one with the portions too'

Chaykin smiles at Kaige.


Elbow Skill

Chaykin says, 'My str fighter recently fell trying to execute an elbow. I've never seen that happen before, is it a recent change?'

LadyAce says, 'no, I don't think we've changed elbow in quite some time.'

LadyAce says, 'must be a rare thing'

Chaykin says, 'well if I may ask, why are elbows fall-ble?'

Chaykin says, 'dex and con both have skills you can't fall from. one strong one you can, and a weaker one you can't'

Chaykin says, 'elbow is arguably the weaker str attack'

Chaykin says, 'and since it already misses a lot, I don't see the sense in making it possible to fall, just like from a bash'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Chaykin says, 'I mean, it's just as logical to make you able to fall from a kick'

LadyAce says, 'want to put that in on idea? That way Ea will see it.'

Chaykin nods his agreement with LadyAce.


Newbie Mobs Fleeing

Chaykin says, 'I've noticed this a lot lately. A lot of newbie-ish mobs flee when they're almost dead, and flee a LOT. They rarely ever fail flees either'

Chaykin says, 'the problem with this is, I've had lots of cases where the mob flees around so much that a tick goes by, and it heals back to full before I can kill it'

Chaykin says, 'and I mean, lots of times'

Kaige says, 'if they're really obnoxious bug 'em'

LadyAce says, 'when you see mobs like that, report them on bug -- they're supposed to flee some but not so much they make themselves unkillable'

Chaykin says, 'it can make it a real pain in the neck to kill stuff at low levels, so I was wondering if you think it would be reasonable to make them a little more newbie-friendly'

Chaykin nods solemnly.

Chaykin says, 'okie'

LadyAce says, 'a mobflee can also give a player a chance to reinitiate combat with a skill, for example...so it's not always bad.'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'unless you're a mage tho'


Reimbs for Strings

McDougan says, 'Ash ye're probably aware, I losht many strings recently due to giving ea! a hat with them in it shortly before a crash'

McDougan says, 'I'll undeershtand if ye dunnae agree with this, but, surely, if yer reimbursing strings from deathtraps automatically, the reimb'

LadyAce says, 'the dt reimb doesn't change our general policy'

LadyAce says, 'you lost them because you didn't save'

McDougan says, 'policy should also be made to be looser on strings, as opposhed to equipment'

Kaige says, 'I also understand you had sufficient time to save once they were handed back before the crash too'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'I'm talking general here!'

LadyAce says, 'your point of appeal is Kaige, if she's said no then that's the end of it, I'm afraid.'

McDougan says, 'about ffive minutesh'

McDougan says, 'Hadn't heard from her'

McDougan shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'and you've been here long enough to know when we're unstable save early/save often'

Kaige comforts McDougan.

McDougan says, 'that wash the start of the instability.'

McDougan says, 'I don't recaul any other crashes before.'

McDougan says, 'anyway, let's nae have me holdin' this up'

William_Wulf says to McDougan, 'If possible set up a trigger that saves on gives :P'


T-Shirt Contest?

Nietzsche says, 'how goes the T-shirt contest? =)'

LadyAce says, 'I'm still perusing entries. Soon!'

Nietzsche nods solemnly.


OOC Revision Contest?

McDougan says, 'do ye remember the contesht for ooc revision? notes, food, drinksh, that short?'

McDougan says, 'weeeel... where ish it?'

LadyAce says, 'hasn't been done yet. It's pretty much waiting on me to have time to do the building for it, and it's not on the top of my priorities right now.'

McDougan nods his agreement with LadyAce.

McDougan says, 'when do ye think it'll appear'

LadyAce says, 'but I still have all the stuff for it.'

McDougan says, 'end of the oddyshey?'

LadyAce says, 'it's a little hard to say for me right now.'

McDougan nods solemnly.

McDougan says, 'Och weel!'

LadyAce says, 'I do think summer is a good time for such things, absolutely.'

McDougan says, 'It might make a good finish to the oddyshey'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'twould indeed.'

McDougan smiles at LadyAce.


Hometown Specific Newbie Clothing

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'Oh.. and weren't you the one who suggested about period newbie costumes?'

Kaige pokes Chaykin in the ribs.

Chaykin says, 'yep!'

Chaykin says, 'ooh are you doin that?'

McDougan says, 'och aye!'

McDougan beams at Kaige delightedly.

LadyAce smiles at Chaykin.

McDougan says to Kaige, 'period coshtumesh!'

Kaige says, 'we're working on that... Ea! the code side, and me most of the hometowns... I'll have to convince Ladyace to include that in her klein update'

Chaykin says, 'sweet!'

Kaige winks suggestively at LadyAce.

Chaykin beams delightedly.

McDougan peers at LadyAce, looking her up and down.

Nietzsche says, 'oh'

LadyAce says, 'no objections here :) Maybe I'll twist your arm into taking a test spin through sometime next week.'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Kaige.

LadyAce points at Nietzsche.

Kaige says, 'ok =)'

Nietzsche says, 'was there once going to be more hometowns added, like vikings and aztecs?'

Kaige says to Nietzsche, 'we're still a ways off on those'

Kaige sighs loudly.

LadyAce says, 'instead of normal newbie gear, you'll get themed outfits'

LadyAce says, 'beggar, nobleman, workman, etc. type outfits'

LadyAce says, 'ditch them at the start if you like, or use them to build your rp'

Kaige says, 'like instead of just a weapon, a map, bread and a light, you might get different food, and like for Arabia you'll probably start out with robes and a turban/veil type of thing'

McDougan says, 'What about people who wat to ushe other plashes as their "hometown" why not allow them a choice of costumes?'

LadyAce says, 'I think we're looking to add variety to the starting eq, but that's as far as it goes for now.'

Chaykin smiles happily.

LadyAce says, 'it's a lotta work just to get this much coded.'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Ea!.

Ea! giggles.

McDougan nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'they can always ditch it and get new stuff,... this was aimed more at the new people coming in and giving them an easy place to strat RP from'

Chaykin says, 'yay'

LadyAce says, 'and feeling a bit less vulnerable, too'

Kaige says, 'the old people know how to set themselves up with what they want much better'

McDougan says, 'aye, I suppose that much more than that would be a bit much'

McDougan says, 'willt he weapons vary?'

McDougan says, 'so that inshtead of a dagger, you might get a dirk?'

LadyAce says, 'something more appropriate to the time, you mean? yes.'

LadyAce giggles at McDougan.

McDougan says, 'Och!'

Kaige says, 'if it's appropriate to the area'

Kaige nods solemnly.

McDougan says, 'was thinking ireland'

Kaige says, 'like instead of a practice sword you might get a scimitar, a curved sword or somethign similar'


Resets in Housing?

Edric_Wulf says, 'I want to know why I can not grow a garden'

LadyAce says to Edric_Wulf, 'we don't have the code to support that at this point'

LadyAce says to Edric_Wulf, 'we'd like to someday'

Edric_Wulf says, 'how hard would something like that be?'

LadyAce says, 'not trivial :)'

McDougan says to Edric_Wulf, 'dae ye mean like the terraced garden I hev?'

Ea! says, 'What sort of garden? An herb garden? A room for a house?'

Edric_Wulf says, 'the code does support it growing in some places allready correct? like suger's room'

Edric_Wulf nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'oh, i interpreted the question as like, growing vegetables in a housing room, etc.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'I would like to pay out so much in gold, to have marigold's grow in a room in my house'

McDougan says, 'h, a garden where thingsh grow!'

Kaige says, 'just making it so you could split one herb into two (cultivating it) wasn't that simple... add to that taking time and making it save over crashes/reboots would be muy tricky'

Edric_Wulf nods solemnly.

Edric_Wulf says, 'nothing like that'

Kaige says, 'well that's what "growing it in your house" implies to me'

Kaige giggles.

Edric_Wulf says, 'I mean allready exsisting herbs, growing in a garden in or outside your home'

Edric_Wulf says, 'as part of your home'

McDougan says, 'you jusht mean that, say, onshe a week, it wuid have a luik if a marigold wash there, and make one if there washn't?'

Ea! says, 'Well, but that's just as tricky....'

Chaykin says to Edric_Wulf, 'you mean sorta like the abbot's garden, where herbs just repop?'

Edric_Wulf nods his agreement with McDougan.

Edric_Wulf nods his agreement with Chaykin.

Edric_Wulf says, 'like the abbots garden'

Ea! says, 'We can't do repops in housing, only in normal rooms...'

Edric_Wulf says, 'hmm'

Edric_Wulf says, 'too bad'

LadyAce says, 'repop is done with a section of a flat file that right now we don't have a way to add to on the fly. we can add rooms to it on the fly, but not the repop section'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Ea! says, 'And we'd probably want to handle it differently, anyway -- so that you needed to put some energy into tending the garden for things to grow...'

McDougan says, 'will that change?'

Chaykin says, 'makes sense'

LadyAce says, 'as I said, we'd like to do it eventually.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'well, its an idea I had'

LadyAce says, 'it's on the 'big dreams for housing' list :)'

Kaige says, 'it's likely wrapped up in pets and hirelings to make them work properly'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Edric_Wulf nods solemnly.

LadyAce points at Tobias.

Edric_Wulf says, 'okay, just a thought'

Tobias says, 'okies.'


Rage Affect Weirdness?

Tobias says, 'I have a question about why the effects of a certain ability on a sword are performing oddly'

Tobias says, 'is it alright if I say what sword it is, since like...one person in the game uses it.'

LadyAce says, 'well we can't answer without specifics, so....'

Tobias says, 'okies. Blackbeard's sword...'

Tobias says, 'Why does the rage ability act completely weird?'

Ea! says, 'How's it acting wierd?'

LadyAce says, 'how does it act weird?'

Tobias says, 'It doesn't let you flee while not fighting.'

Tobias says, 'And you gain no hit/dam from the rage.'

LadyAce says, 'sounds like a bug to report :)'

Tobias says, 'Kay.'

Kaige says, 'interesting'

Kaige nods solemnly.

LadyAce smiles at Tobias.

Tobias says, 'It makes it pretty blasted unusable'

Tobias says, 'Cause I want to calm and flee, but can't ^_~'

LadyAce says to Sandman, 'your turn'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'thanks for bringing it up'

Tobias says, 'kay.'

Ea! says, 'Normally rage wears off when you're done fighting...'

Ea! says, 'However, with that sword, it's a permenant effect, so you're raging even when you're not fighting...'

Ea! says, 'Which is why you can't flee.'


More Weapon Variety?

Sandman says, 'quick question for builders'

LadyAce peers around the room intently.

Kaige says, 'just us churchmice here...'

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

McDougan says to LadyAce, 'ye build'

LadyAce says to McDougan, 'sssh'

Sandman says, 'I know we have plenty of weapons in game now, is it possible to get more still?'

Sandman says, 'i feel the same old weapons are still being used'

Edric_Wulf nods his agreement with Sandman.

Kaige says, 'as in description variety or stat variety or both?'

Sandman says, 'would be nice to see a lot more variations'

Edric_Wulf nods his agreement with Sandman.

Sandman says, 'new specials new stats new random whatever'

Quimby says, 'thats what strings are for, but if you dont have any your are sol'

Sandman says, 'I feel at level 50 the only fun thing to do is to mess with different weapons'

Sandman flops about helplessly.

Quimby says, 'i agree i would like to see better con weapons'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think we're going to add a lot of new eq without areas being added/updated with them'

LadyAce says, 'so watch for new areas/area updates for new eq.'

Chaykin says, 'there are way more cool con weapons than there used to be'

Sandman nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'if you have specific ideas, put 'em in on ideas, builders are always looking for things to use when they're building new areas/updating old ones'

Quimby says, 'something that doesnt require 90 str and an alignment to wield'

LadyAce says, 'use idea to suggest what you're looking for'

Chaykin says, 'whiffle bat...Metacomat's sword...'

McDougan says to Quimby, 'thish shkull shtaff ish NISHE'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Sandman.

Chaykin says, 'Agnior's thingy'

Sandman says, 'boy i would spam that channel to death then hehe'

Quimby says, 'aggy's is algined i hate the skull staff'

Chaykin says, 'I use the whiffle bat, it's nice and light and got a useful special'

Sandman says, 'maybe not so many aligned weapons would help'

Sandman winks suggestively.

Quimby says, 'a con weapon should give you con if it gives you any stat'

Kaige says, 'suggest that the opposite align restriction be put in somewhere (preferrable with an idea for where it'd fit =) )'

Chaykin says, 'ewww, more align restrictions'

Chaykin wrinkles his nose distastefully.

Kaige says, 'not necessarily more... just different ones...'

Quimby says, 'i would like to see weapons that are aligned according to what your align is when you kill something'

Vandervecken says to Quimby, 'huh?'


Object Acts?

McDougan says, 'It would be nice tae have itemsh.. well..do more'

LadyAce says, 'do more like what?'

McDougan says, 'for inshtansh, perhapsh have an item in the pirate den that wash a parrot that sat on yer shoulder and talked'

McDougan says, 'but I tink this need work'

Kaige says, 'we're a LONG ways from that.'

Edric_Wulf nods his agreement with McDougan.

LadyAce says, 'oh, that's the object acts project'

McDougan says to Ea!, 'any plansh?'

Quimby says to Vandervecken, 'if im evil and i kill a mob that mobs weapon will be evil aligned, '

LadyAce says, 'Kaige was workin on it!'

LadyAce says, 'she had a hottub that burbled at one time, I remember.'

Vandervecken says to Quimby, 'oh'

Kaige has some basics, but we have a few structure things to straighten out. Right now it's way too much overhead to be of use

Chaykin says, 'there are some neato string things you can do kinda to simulate that'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says to LadyAce, 'I have fireworks too now.'

Kaige lights a rocket.

LadyAce cheers for Kaige - huzzah!

Kaige grins evilly.

Chaykin says, 'my favorite is Zafira the falconer, she strung a hook to be a falcon, so it looks like her second attack is a falcon'

McDougan says, 'ish there active work?'

McDougan says, 'och!+'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Chaykin.

Kaige just got the fireworks to work last week.

McDougan beams at Kaige delightedly.

LadyAce says, 'I don't think it's top priority right now'

Kaige says, 'well... they mostly work'

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

Kaige says, 'it's my pet project that I bang my head against every so often'

Kaige sighs loudly.

McDougan says, 'when do ye think it will appear?'

Kaige says to McDougan, 'no idea'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'we all need one of those'


Housing Upgrades & Options?

Edric_Wulf says, 'okay, me next question is also about housing'

Edric_Wulf says, 'I wonder how hard it would be to allow us to upgrade our current houses, or move them, the main reason for asking is because I want a Castle, and there are none left to be had'

Quimby nods his agreement with Edric_Wulf.

LadyAce says, 'you can usually demolish rooms and buy new ones'

Chaykin says, 'I think LA has castles in the Klein expansion'

Edric_Wulf says, 'how am I to start a clan of warriors, without a castle to train em in?'

Quimby says, 'i really think townhomes in tudor need to have a perm light like the cheaper cottages do in the game'

LadyAce says, 'but you can't have a castle in London....'

LadyAce says, 'I already do have castles in Crusades :P'

Quimby says, 'i got stuck in mine cause i removed all and dropped all'

Edric_Wulf nods solemnly.

Quimby says, 'and then couldnt pick up my boots to see'

LadyAce says, 'and they're nice and "secure" cuz it's a pain to get in and out of the area...:)'

Rowane says, 'Malta has castles as well I think'

Edric_Wulf says, 'and they are all gone'

Kaige says to Quimby, 'bug/idea it'

Quimby says, 'i cant quit in my own house which is stupid'

Ea! says to Quimby, 'expel self?'

Chaykin says, 'oh!'

Edric_Wulf says, 'all your castles have occupents'

Quimby says, 'ive been after rus for a perm light in tudor townhomes for years now'

Mertjai says to Ea!, 'you can't expel yourself from your own home.'

Quimby says, 'we pay 300k for that room it should have a light in it'

LadyAce says, 'hm, that's surprising. I figure no one goes to my area :)'

Ea! says, 'Oh.'

William_Wulf nods his agreement with Mertjai.

Rowane says, 'you positive about that Edric? I thought I remember seeing a few by Lorenzo's house'

Quimby says, 'and i still like tudor housing best'

Edric_Wulf says, 'that was what I was told by someone who should know'

McDougan says, 'tarra hash better variety'

Quimby says, 'courtyard used to have the perm ligth but it was removed'

Mertjai says, 'There is wonderful housing all over the mud.'

Quimby says, 'no homes n tara'

LadyAce says, 'you might want to explore on your own'

Edric_Wulf says, 'I would like to be able to build a castle in romania personally'

Mertjai says, 'I love the stuff in Pittsburgh, apartments, brick homes, etc.'

William_Wulf nods his agreement with Edric_Wulf.

LadyAce says, 'new houses open up regularly when people lose them or get rid of them'

Kaige says to Edric_Wulf, 'Vlad might get cranky'

Kaige giggles.

LadyAce says, 'suggest it to Kheldar...'

Rowane says, 'idea it to the Romania builder'

Quimby says, 'i prefer a house close by to where i am most of the time but i am at times all over the damn mud so doesn tmatter'

Kaige says, 'but yeah.. suggest it to Kheldar'

Edric_Wulf says, 'I will'

LadyAce says, 'but yeah, it might be something Kheldar sided against because of Vlad getting jealous.'

Edric_Wulf chuckles politely.

Quimby says, 'id like to see towers for mages in agrabah'

Kaige says, 'ANYTHING like that... if you have ideas for different types of houses/rooms whatever.. idea 'em'

William_Wulf peers at LadyAce, looking her up and down.

Vandervecken says, 'maybe in Germany, outside the Klein expansion'

Edric_Wulf says, 'vlad, smad, Ill just go kill em'

Mertjai says to Quimby, 'I bought my house in Pitt cuz I always go there to buy bullets'

Kaige says, 'trust me... it makes the builder's job easier and you're happy too'

Quimby says, 'where you can only build UP'

Edric_Wulf says, 'well, there is that whole road from the abbey to klien and romania, no houses'

William_Wulf nods his agreement with Edric_Wulf.

Edric_Wulf says, 'why not a castle there?'

Quimby nods solemnly.

Kaige says to Quimby, 'I'll see what I can do.. everyone's been asking for that since forever... I just have to figure out where. '

Kaige chuckles politely.

Vandervecken says, 'yeah, that mysterious north exit by the bridge'

Quimby says, 'no houses in klein'

Chaykin giggles.

Chaykin says, 'I always wondered what that was about'

Edric_Wulf says, 'its not really klien though'

Quimby says, 'all those damn locked doors though'

Kaige says, 'that "road" was/is supposed to be an area'

Chaykin says, 'I love those, those weird dead end rooms in the middle of nowhere'

Kaige says, 'Sadist was going to do a Black Forest area'

Rowane says, 'no houses in klein because all the mobs have houses'

Edric_Wulf nods his agreement with Chaykin.

Quimby says, 'maybe some housing in sherwood n of will'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'Why not make a verra small black foresht area?'

Edric_Wulf says, 'well, that road is like the road to a town now, and nothing is there, so who is the builder of that road?'

Vandervecken says, 'you can get a suite in Nottingham castle'

Kaige says, 'idea 'em... I'll forget if you just tell me'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'so he's still workin on it I guess?'

Kaige giggles.

Chaykin ducks to the ground.

Chaykin giggles.

Kaige shakes her head.

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'JK'

Ea! says, 'gotta go'

Kaige says, 'we've had several people want to do something there, but no one has had time, or other priorities'

Chaykin nods solemnly.

Edric_Wulf says, 'is kheldar also the owner of the road from the abbey to romania?'

Kaige says to Edric_Wulf, 'No, that was Sadist originally, but LadyAce was working on latest project there.'

Quimby says, 'london might of been my choice but its so small that you cant build no more'

Kendrik winks suggestively at Dashiva.

Quimby says, 'hehe put houses in carni, let em move with the arae'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Kendrik.

LadyAce says, 'i have a semi-start on the black forest area actually'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Dashiva says, 'you can build in carni, methinks'

LadyAce says, 'but it's behind klein in priorityk, so....'

William_Wulf says, 'cool'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'you've got a lot of areas in the pipeline'

Kaige still wants to do a band of roving gypsies...

Kaige sighs loudly.

LadyAce says, 'i'm a builder at heart :P'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'Like the carnival?'

Kaige says, 'no rooms, except maybe the halda(wagons) I dunno'


Ideas to One Builder?

Edric_Wulf says, 'how do I idea just one builder and not the entire populus of the gods?'

Kaige shakes her head.

Kendrik says to Edric_Wulf, 'mudmail'

Mertjai says, 'mudmail'

LadyAce says, 'they'll see the idea sorted into their area'

Edric_Wulf says, 'ahh'

Dashiva says, 'write him a letter'

Edric_Wulf chuckles politely.

Dashiva says, 'or her'

Edric_Wulf says, 'anyway, more larger housing'

Edric_Wulf smiles at Rowane.


Redeem & Pretitles

Rowane says, 'yeah, I was wondering if any more thought was put into redeem points and their uses'

Dashiva struggles valiantly for his pretitle.

LadyAce says, 'we're discussing using redeems for changing pretitles...'

Rowane says, 'I remember Darkheart has some crazy ideas which I really liked...but umm, I don't remember if you guys thought it was acceptable'

Quimby says, 'well i suggested something to ladyace a few nights ago, i want to be saint quimby i never saw it on the list til afterwards'

LadyAce says, 'that's as far as we've gotten.'

Edric_Wulf says, 'pretitles are too much exp'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think those ideas got very much traction with the imms'

Kaige says to Edric_Wulf, 'they were originally intended to be very rare prizes for expies'

Rowane says, 'pretitles aren't enough to reward characters who are dedicated to their character I think'

Quimby nods his agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce says, 'but if you have any other suggestions, use idea -- we're always open to new ideas for pretitles'

Edric_Wulf nods his agreement with Kaige.

Quimby says, 'wish i had a whoisfor that expie, it got annoying trying to explain to people why i had a pretitle at level 13'

Edric_Wulf says, 'now they are more a RP tool, and a tad bit hard to get really, in my humble opion'

Quimby says, 'i think 3 redeems is too much, why not make it a level 50 reward when you hit 50'

Mertjai says, 'I enjoy my pretitle.'

Dashiva says, 'nah'

Edric_Wulf says, 'as shall I when I get it'

Dashiva says, 'a token at 50'

LadyAce says, 'that'd be too much....'

Mertjai nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Tobias says, 'A token at 50 would be nice. But pretitle at 100 mill isn't unreasonable.'

Chaykin nods solemnly.

Tobias says, 'Pretitles are supposed to be something special you work hard for.'

Mertjai nods her agreement with Tobias.

LadyAce says, '50 gives you better hp, better chance to hit, a prac....be happy'

Chaykin says to Rowane, 'it took you how long to get 100 mil? granted you worked your butt off, but not long, right?'

Quimby says, 'it just takes too long tog et to 100 mil'

Tobias says, 'I'm at 71 mill right now, and I'm lazy.'

Rowane says to Chaykin, 'thats because i'm extremly good at what I do'

Quimby says, 'im at 67 mil the lowest ive ever been'

Quimby says, 'i die and bounce right back and still doesnt seem to drop'

William_Wulf says, 'Im at 200 Thousand'

Edric_Wulf says, 'its not unreasonable, but it does take a longer time and I think the origianl reasoning behind it may be lost now, 1 redem point should be all you need now'

Chaykin says to Rowane, 'easy there killer'

Dashiva says, '2 min, mabye'

Quimby says, 'otherwise i can waste redeems on coupons, and you all know how much i use those'

Dashiva says, 'pretitles are special, shouldnt make them like lays potato chips, not everyone gets one'

Quimby says, 'hehe 1 redeem equals 5 tokesn :P'


New Herbs & Uses?

Manitu says, 'I was wondering about if there are any new herbs being thought of or new uses for older herbs?'

McDougan says, 'rosemary- could increashe mind by 5!'

LadyAce says, 'Kaige is workin on an update to the herbalism system'

Manitu says, 'nice'

LadyAce says, 'when she finishes her update we can make new herbs'

Tobias giggles.

Manitu says, 'And possible alternate uses for existing herbs?'

Kaige says to Manitu, 'the new herb stuff will have new uses for herbs in it'

Manitu says, 'I say that because some herbs I have come across have either one use or none at all'

Manitu nods his agreement with Kaige.

Manitu says, 'ok =)'

Kaige says, 'and a lot of the existing ones will have new uses too'

Manitu says to Kaige, 'May I suggest something about herbs as well?'

Kaige is still trying to cross check everything to make sure everything's covered like in her updated herblore entries

LadyAce nods her agreement with Manitu.

Kaige looks at Manitu questioningly.

Manitu says to Kaige, 'Would it be possible to have some sort of way to mix herbs together to create either a powdered form or some affect where it combines the herbs?'

Quimby says, 'is powder even implemented it hasnt been forever'

Kaige says, 'apart from the mix potion ?'

Chaykin says, 'I think Maestro would be a good pretitle...dunno why Conductor is one and Maestro isn't'

Manitu says to Kaige, 'And be used not just once, since it is very well possible to make enough for a few uses'

Manitu says to Kaige, 'Nothing like mix potion, more so mix herb or whatever you would like to call it'

Kaige says, 'I'm not seeing the distinction you're making.'

Kaige chuckles politely.

Manitu says, 'Where a combination of herbs mixed together by means of grounding or something else so they can have a new or stronger affect'

Kaige says, 'ah.. I see.'

Mertjai says to Manitu, 'like you want to mix two herbs together for a multi-effect poultice or flavor?'

Manitu says, 'I was thinking of more uses than super power multi flavor mega healing herbal mix'

Rowane licks his lips and smiles.

Rowane says, 'sounds tasty'

Manitu says, 'Uses that don't exist as of now'

Chaykin says, 'how would it physically be possible to mix leaves together tho?'

Manitu says, 'Stuff like that'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Tobias says, 'Very carefully.'

Mertjai says to Manitu, 'like a tforming brew?'

Manitu says to Chaykin, 'Ever ground herbs from scratch?'

LadyAce says, 'i do think it'd be nice if we could flavor with more herbs, and have some of them give a %chance of the spell instead of guaranteed, to allow for more powerful spells.'

Rowane says, 'first you dehydrate them, then you grind them into a powder and then you mix them'

Kaige says, 'there will be some new uses coming in, but I don't know of anything specific planned with combining herbs.. it's tricky enough with everything one herb is supposed to do now'

Chaykin says to Manitu, 'yeah but the herbs as you carry them around in a bag are leaves, you don't grind em until you actually make the poultice or whatnot'

LadyAce roasts a filet of lamb to perfection, flavoring it with sage and rosemary. Mmmmm!

Kaige says to LadyAce, 'you will (more used with flavor that is)'

Chaykin giggles at LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'maybe not two at once tho, but...'

Kaige chuckles politely.

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce likes to cook stuffs.

Kaige says, 'we'll see...'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'lemon pepper fish!'

Manitu says to Chaykin, 'I was hoping for a pot we could use to make a certain amount of ground extract'

Kaige says, 'I don't have the specs for the powder skill here in front of me, so I can't answer what the exact plans for it are'

Manitu says, 'Powder skill?'

Dashiva says, 'skilltrees skill?'

Mertjai says to Manitu, 'powder skill, sounds almost like it should be for guns :p'

Kaige nods her agreement with Dashiva.

Dashiva nods solemnly.

Quimby says, 'i think that would be a nifty mage skill too'

Manitu looks up into the sky and ponders.

Quimby says, 'would be nice to have exclusive skills other then words and spells for mages'

Kaige says to Quimby, 'enscribe and enchant are on the todo list at some point'

Manitu says, 'Oh those sound good'


Getting In Crusades

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'speakin of your area bein a pain to get in and out of'

Chaykin giggles.

Dashiva says, 'yea'

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

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'we know it's currently impossible for charmies to follow their master through the sentries'

LadyAce says, 'It's on my list of things to change with the summer odyssey update.'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'but I noticed that it is possible for the charmies to wander through them on their own. I dunno if that helps you any'

Dashiva says, 'they can go thru one way'

Dashiva says, 'but not back thru the other'

Dashiva says, 'the southeast sentries'

Chaykin says to Dashiva, 'they can actually wander through them both ways'

Edric_Wulf says, 'hmm, I am now interested in wandering around the crusades and looking for a new castle'

Edric_Wulf winks suggestively at LadyAce.

Edric_Wulf waves happily.


Soliciting Ideas

LadyAce says, 'any other ideas y'all have for area updates...suggest 'em during the summer for spiffy rapider results. :)'

Kaige says, 'especially in the era we're focusing on'

Kaige giggles.

Varnel says to LadyAce, 'make klein better :P'

Quimby says, 'yeah i was thining about this cause i never see the damn filet when i go for it, maybe limit its use to one per day and increase the repop seems like people hoard the hooks and worms'

LadyAce says to Quimby, 'suggest on idea?'

Quimby says, 'ok when i get back'


More Tinyplots?

McDougan says, 'Do you remember the quesht to save tara from evil invadersh?'

Varnel says to LadyAce, 'being born there that is'

Mertjai nods her agreement with McDougan.

LadyAce says, 'tinyplot, yeah'

McDougan says, 'well, I wash the person who controlled the shmith, Duncan, and it wwash some o' the most fun I've ever had! can we do something like that again?'

LadyAce says, 'sure :) It just takes an idea and an imm partner to make it work'

McDougan says, 'including controlling the mobs?'

Mertjai says, 'peasants should revolt against repression in Sherwood.'

Kaige giggles at Mertjai.

LadyAce says, 'having morts control mobs is a bit hairy but I think we've fixed the bugs in it.'

McDougan says, 'Aye, I realishe that ish harder than other ithingsh'

McDougan says, 'I'll talk to ye if I have a good idea'


Skilltrees & Charm Skill?

Tobias says, 'Soo....how bout them skilltrees?'

Tobias ducks to the ground.

Dashiva says, 'hehe'

Manitu giggles.

Kaige pokes the withered, rotting stump of someone's sense of humor - It's dead, Kaige.

Dashiva laughs at Kaige.

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Kaige.

Chaykin giggles.

Chaykin says, 'that mean we might get the charm skill soon?'

LadyAce says, 'I don't know of any active work on charm, no.'

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'sounds like it'd go best with pets and hirelings'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'oops...waaaaay out there on the horizon'


Multiple Affects with Dip?

Dashiva says, 'any plans to change mix potion/dip with only having one affect on shot arrow?'

Dashiva says, 'that would really spice things up'

Kaige says, 'especially if it picked randomly which one it used'

Dashiva says, 'does it already?'

Hrath laughs with amusement.

Hrath says, 'find 40 vials, dip frantically'

Dashiva says, 'they must be concieving a way to answer my question without answering it'

Hrath grins evilly at Dashiva.. wonder what he's thinking...

Dashiva snickers softly.

Mertjai says to Dashiva, 'maybe you should clarify yourself?'

Dashiva says, 'I thought it was pretty clear'

Dashiva says, 'you mix a vial'

Dashiva says, 'it has multiple affects'

Kaige says to Dashiva, 'better to ask Ea! now that he's back'

Dashiva says, 'you dip/shoot, only one affect works'

Dashiva says, 'any plans on changing that?'

Dashiva says, 'green goo would get used more too'

Mertjai says to Dashiva, 'so you'd like it if all the effects worked?'

Dashiva says, 'ya, or mabye a random choice'

Tobias says, 'strength/clumsy/idiocy/blind/fly/sust/recall arrow?'

Dashiva says, 'there is a limit'

Dashiva says, 'of like 3 affects, jeez poeple'

Hrath says, 'immolate/watery death/instant death arrow?'

Hrath ducks to the ground.

Dashiva drools contentedly.

Kaige has created a quiver of unmarked pine arrows!

Tobias shudders.

Tobias cowers in fear of Kaige's wrath!

Chaykin says, 'eep!'

Ea! says to Dashiva, 'No, no plans. That's intentional.'

Dashiva says to Ea!, 'ick'

Ea! says, 'The random chance thing is a neat idea -- idea that one.'

Dashiva says, 'watch someone else do it to'

Dashiva glares at nothing in particular.


Under Used Skills

McDougan says, 'A lot of quesht have one ushe shkillsh. like shing'

McDougan says, 'why not jusht have them be false skillsh, activated by roomsh, like the search, oil, etc we dishcushed at the shtart?'

Chaykin says, 'sing is a neat alternative to play, but its stat requirements are outrageous'

Mertjai says, 'apparantly you can't sing here.'

McDougan says, 'aye, If it wwash reashonable in shtatsh, then I wuidnae mind'

Tobias plays random doodlings haltingly on an unnecessarily colorful and extremely spammy orb-making guitar, stopping at the difficult parts.

Tobias says, 'Whoa. Idea.'

Tobias says, 'I could make orbs in here!'

Tobias laughs with amusement.

Mertjai says, 'now why can you play, but not sing here?'

Chaykin says, 'like why play has such low stats, and sing has high ones, is beyond me'

Kaige says, 'it's harder to sing a capella than it is to play solo?'

Tobias laughs with amusement.

Manitu says, 'anyone here happen to know if lullaby is hometown related?'

Mertjai says, 'I find it easier to sing RL than to play any given instrument.'

Tobias nods his agreement with Mertjai.

LadyAce says, 'sing can do things other than just rp'ish things'

Kaige says, 'sing also frees up rent space'

Kaige says, 'and slots'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'not for those of us with Herne horns :)'

Mertjai ponders the uses of serenade.

Kaige says, 'ooh.. we need lots of ideas for mob's reactions to serenade!'

Kaige says, 'discuss too..'

Kaige bounces around.


Liquid Types

McDougan says, 'A while ago, many new drink types were added. when will more update occur? for french brasndy and such?'

LadyAce says, 'the drink types are in there, and they're making their way into areas...there's no french brandy tho'

McDougan says, 'but there ish in zanzibar'

Kaige says to McDougan, 'brandy would be good, french brandy is pretty specific and therefore less useful overall'

McDougan says, 'alsho, why not make mix potion have a shkill on top, alchemy?'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'jusht an example'

McDougan says, 'Because alchemy cuid be reeeely fun'

McDougan grins evilly.

McDougan says, 'I take it alchemy doesnae grip yer imagination.'

McDougan says, 'one more!'

McDougan says, 'Can I have multiple warcresh? only two?'

LadyAce says, 'we're kinda buried with new ideas and stuff, but use idea channel to put yours into the queue'


Summer Odyssey?

Tobias says, 'What's the Summer Odyssey?'

LadyAce says, 'we did it last year too.'

LadyAce says, 'each month we focus on an era, and do updates and events focused on that era'

Tobias says, 'Ah, okies.'

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

Tobias says, 'spiffy!'

LadyAce says, 'maybe september should be ooc :P'

Tobias says, 'Oh, yeah, I remember that.'

Chaykin giggles at LadyAce.

Tobias says, 'The Klein expansion coming around medieval, I guess ^_~'

Tobias ducks to the ground.

Kaige thinks sept is cleanup on all three

Kaige giggles.


Innate Talents?

Chaykin says, 'well okie this idea is kinda out there and I'm just throwing it on the table'

Chaykin says, 'what about giving people innate talents at char creation? nothing that alters fighting ability, but more for RP stuff...sorta like axioms, invisible numbers, but for stuff like musical ability and whatnot'

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'got another example?'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'art, or eloquence...'

Chaykin says, 'for example'

Chaykin says, 'if you were a great artist, you could paint somethin and sell it for more money the better of an artist you are'

Kaige says, 'art's so hard to do right in a text environment'

Kaige giggles.

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'you could say the same for play and sing'

Chaykin shrugs philosophically.

Kaige says, 'are they random or chosen by player?'

Chaykin says, 'random'

Lorenzo says, 'Book a performance at the Paris Opera.'

Chaykin says, 'so once in awhile, someone comes along who is an excellent, masterful singer'

Chaykin says, 'very rare'

Mertjai says, 'it's an interesting idea.'

Chaykin says, 'like Dashi'

Chaykin giggles.

Chaykin says, 'it could be integrated into quests somehow too'

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Mertjai says, 'though if you wanted to be an opera singer when you made the char, then ended up with bad stats in sing, that'd be kinda bad.'

Dashiva says, 'sing has a purpose?'

Chaykin says to Mertjai, 'well that's true'

Chaykin looks up into the sky and ponders.

Lorenzo says to Mertjai, 'Life can be tough. :P'

Kaige says, 'interesting, but I'm not sure how it'd differ/mesh from what we have already'

Chaykin says, 'maybe make it possible to influence it at char creation, though not determine directly, kinda like the stat system'

Mertjai says, 'A second prompt line, after "major stats" choose your order of "minor stats"'

Chaykin says, 'like a second set of stats, with a string of numbers, but for things like musical ability, good looks, art talent, or whatnot'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Mertjai.

Chaykin says to Mertjai, 'yeah'

Lorenzo says, 'No, we need more randomness!'

Dashiva says, 'sounds like skilltrees territory'

Kaige says, 'it'd definitely mean new prompts in char creation which are just evil'

Chaykin says, 'well like I said it's way out there :)'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Mertjai says, 'and it would mean allowing all those who already exist to choose those things as well.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Mertjai.

Kaige shudders.

Chaykin says to Mertjai, 'we could do it with the pwipe we all know is coming'

Dashiva says, 'thats what Kaige has Ea! for'

Chaykin ducks to the ground.

Mertjai says, 'that could be accomplished with a flag, if you have the flag, it doesn't ask you, if you don't, when you log on, it does ask you.'

Dashiva beams at Ea! delightedly.

Kaige says, 'tho once the prompts were in place, that'd be fairly easy to redirect on login with the playerfile version numbers'

Mertjai says to Chaykin, 'I would sincerely hope a pwipe never occurs.'

Chaykin says to Mertjai, 'oh me too'

Chaykin giggles.

Dashiva says, 'that'd make a few people mad'

Mertjai says to Dashiva, 'most muds that have a pwipe don't recover.'

Chaykin says, 'it just seems to me like Legend has a lot of ambitious ideas about talents and skills, and too often, the generic "spirit" stat is used to determine them'

Mertjai says, 'and the use of prestige seems nearly phased out.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Chaykin.

Chaykin says, 'oh well that was it for that I guess, let me chop off the extra head I've just grown'

Kaige giggles at Chaykin.

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'it's got potential, but it'd need lots of fleshing out to figure what all it would change with existing skills & structure as well'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Kaige.

Dashiva says to Chaykin, 'you'll have to tell me about this idea later'

Mertjai says to Chaykin, 'that should be your next imm app as a coder.'

Chaykin says, 'ook, coding!'

Kaige says, 'ok. if you all don't have any other questions....'

Kaige peers around the room intently.

Chaykin waves happily.

Kaige waves happily.

Kaige says, 'thanks for coming guys'

Dashiva sniffs sadly.

Mertjai hugs Dashiva.

Kaige smiles at Dashiva.

Dashiva says, 'always sad to leave'

Kaige tickles Dashiva.

Dashiva grins evilly.

Dashiva waves happily.

Kaige says, 'but you can still enojy the lawn chair!'

Kaige pats a lawn chair affectionately.

Mertjai waves happily.


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