Lecture Series Index

July 12th, 2001

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Unowned EQ & Reimbs
Community/Leadership Discussion
Any Industrial Underwater Plans?
More info on stuff in progress?
Money Runs & Overrent?
Dex and AC?
Somme more challenging?
New Area ETAs?
Strung Weapon Spell Messages?
"They're writing" Msg?
Plans for Create Healing?
Reasonable Response Time?
Unlearn Skills?
How to Remember Questions?
Str EQ & RENT?
Lugh's Mysterious Ring?
More on Leaders/Community
Inspire Changes?
Housing Save Command?
Imm help with RP events?
Summer Purges?
Prestige & Rent?
Medieval Odyssey Starting?
Non-Proficiency Weapons?
Strong Man's Mallet?
New Area Progress?
Housing & Lights?
Abbey Population?
XP Loss & Perma Death?

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Unowned EQ & Reimbs

Archimedes says, 'i know this is gonna be Q&A in a bit but i would really appreciate it if i could talk to an immort about my eq'

Archimedes says, 'if the mud crashes does it make eq unowned?'

Kaige says, 'nope... but leaving it sit too long does.'

Chaykin says to Archimedes, 'after a couple days it goes un-owned'

Archimedes says, 'yeah i was told 3 days'

Kaige says, 'Mon Jul 9 23:31:37 2001 :: Archimedes killed by the Nucklavee at 11843' Kaige says, '[2001-07-12 00:00:18]: Unowning Archimedes's Herne's hunting horn (11770) in room 11843 because the owner timer ran out.'

Chaykin says, 'heh'

Archimedes says, 'eh?'

Kaige says, 'that's from the last object I have on some stuff of yours that was unowned.'

Archimedes says, 'hrm. what about the scalp?'

Aurelius says, 'so that was hm...19 hours ago'

Kaige says, 'lion's scalp the same'

Aurelius says, 'so about 9 o'clock in the morning yesterday'

Archimedes says to Kaige, 'thats not fair Ladyace told me eq goes unowned after 3 days...'

Kaige says, 'corpse went at [2001-07-09 23:47:54]: Unowning Archimedes's the corpse of Archimedes'

Sandra says, '2 days from the corpse decaying'

Peer flops himself down and gets comfortable.

Kaige says, 'another corpse at [2001-07-10 00:59:23]: Unowning Archimedes's the corpse of Archimedes'

Archimedes says, 'OMG!'

LadyAce thought it was 3 days :)

Archimedes says, 'thats not fair!'

Aurelius thought it was 3 days too.

Kaige says, 'yeah.. second one is the right one.. same room'

Archimedes says, 'do i get reimb because i was told wrong info? cause i thought i could wait 1 more day then get a CR since i coldn't get help...'

Kaige says, 'well, help corpse does say "You should return to the room where you died as soon as possible to retrieve your equipment from your corpse." And havint the items stay owned for that long is rather generous.'

Peer says, '3 days, non?'

Kaige couldn't find any mention of how long in help corpse or help ownership.

Won always thought it was 3 days

Peer nods his agreement with Kaige.

Peer just heard a rumor'ish. or something.

Kaige later found the following: Archimedes died at nucklavee at Mon Jul 9 23:31:37 2001, corpse decayed and was unowned at 2001-07-10 00:59:23 and his equipment was unowned at 2001-07-12 00:00:18 so that was three days since he died. An hour and a half for corpse to day and then 2 days more for the eq to become unowned.


Community/Leadership Discussion

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'what you're talking about is on an individual level I think rather than a mud level...but we could debate it another time'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'I guess I missed all the mudwide leaders, I never felt their influence that I can recall.'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'so I'd argue it's all individual anyway :)'

Aurelius says to Chaykin, 'so step up and lead! =)'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'well, that -is- semantics'

Chaykin says to Aurelius, 'me? I dunno how :)'

Aurelius giggles at Chaykin.

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'I can define what an individual is, I'm not sure I can say "the mud was influenced by person X"'

Aurelius says to Chaykin, 'It's not knowing how that makes a leader...it's learning how...'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'that's mostly the idea behind HOL/LOP isn't it?'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'not that I can tell'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'hrm, then what is it?'

Peer says, 'the mud was influenced by everyone who has every been here, chaos theory, nice way to avoid the question too'

Peer nudges LadyAce.

Chaykin nods his agreement with Peer.

Aurelius nods his agreement with Peer.

Aurelius giggles.

Peer says, 'it's the truth :P'

Peer says, 'it has probably also been influenced by yahoo, mudconnector, etc websites, *rant list*'

Chaykin says to Peer, 'blah blah...tangent'


Any Industrial Underwater Plans?

Hank says, 'I don't quite trust all this witchcraft stuff...Is there any chance of scuba gear or submarines so I can go underwater?'

Won chuckles politely at Hank's feeble witticism.

LadyAce says, 'someday perhaps, not right now'

Aurelius grins evilly at Hank.. wonder what he's thinking...

LadyAce comforts Hank.

Hank frowns.

McDougan says, 'Why dunnae the fishshape give ye shushtained breath?'


More info on stuff in progress?

Aurelius says, 'Hm...is there anyway to tell what the imms are working on etc?'

Aurelius says, 'like get the mortals to know what the imms are working on etc'

Rusalka says, 'moving'

Aurelius says, 'because a lot of the times ppl suggest ideas etc'

Aurelius says, 'and not just areas...like specific codes blah blah etc'

Aurelius says, 'so the mortals know what they are working on'

Aurelius says, 'and we won't suggest extravagant ideas blah blah etc'

McDougan says, 'they did that in the LT fer a while'

LadyAce says, 'mostly by asking, right now.'

McDougan says, 'why'd they shtop?'

Kaige says, 'effort and getting bitched at for being wrong or something'

LadyAce points at the welcome board.

LadyAce says, 'the latest changes are posted there'

Peer wrinkles his nose with distaste.

Aurelius says, 'It seems as if the mortals have drifted further apart from the imms'

Aurelius says, 'but of course, i only play here pacific time'

Kaige says, 'It was one of the things I personally liked seeing in the LT.'

Kaige says, 'what all was in the works.'

McDougan says, 'I liked it ash weel'

Sandman nods his agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says, 'as well as what was just done.'

Sandman nods solemnly.

Peer says to Kaige, 'I love your recent notes in the LT'

Kaige says to Peer, 'thanks.'

McDougan says, 'Could wwe bring it back?'

PeanutButter says, '*I'm gonna get whacked for this I know, but...* grad stats was the beginning of the rift between morts and imms me thinks'

Peer says to Kaige, 'moooooore, *froth*'

Sandman rolls his eyes heavenward.

Kaige says to Peer, 'suggest a topic'

Kaige winks suggestively at Peer.

PeanutButter ducks to the ground.

Gondar nods his agreement with PeanutButter.

Gondar pets the severed head of Rudolph lovingly.

Chaykin says to PeanutButter, 'where do you get that from?'

Peer whispers quietly to Kaige.

PeanutButter says, 'oh well, every big change since then has been further downhill......imo'

Gondar nods his agreement with PeanutButter.

PeanutButter licks Gondar.

Nepon says, 'every change has been more scrutinized since then you mean'

Ea! says to PeanutButter, 'I've heard the same sentiment about every major change we've done since I got here, with the exception of housing.'

Plagasgraw says, 'I dunno, I think it depends on the personal views of people on whether a change is good or bad'

PeanutButter shrugs helplessly.

Plagasgraw says, 'I myself like quite a few of the changes'

PeanutButter says, 'I said imo'

LadyAce says to Ea!, 'don't forget the ones before you started, too.'

Chaykin says to Ea!, 'Damn housing, yank it!'

LadyAce giggles at Chaykin.

Plagasgraw says to Ea!, 'oh heck people are even upset at housing :p'

PeanutButter says, 'I mean, who DIDNT like spamming into druid gear?'

Kaige raises her hand.

Sandman says, 'I dont mean to jump in and sound like a dork or anything.. but this jumping around whining by the players about this and that of late has upset me to beyond...'

Ea! says, 'People were a lot more upset about the xp scale than they are about grad stats.'

Rusalka says to PeanutButter, 'those of us that had to watch it'

Kaige says, 'or being around people who did it'

Kaige shudders.

Aurelius rolls around laughing at Kaige's joke.

Won says, 'Kaeos had the meanest set'

Won throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Aurelius nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'well, I can't see us reinstating the full list of everything everyone is doing'

Plagasgraw says, 'I never had a spam gear char, even before grad stats'

Plagasgraw shrugs helplessly.

PeanutButter nods solemnly.

PeanutButter says, 'just had to spill that, k'

Sandman nods his agreement with Plagasgraw.

Won grumbles to LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'but I can surely list out any known projects'

Won cheers for LadyAce - huzzah!

McDougan says, 'How aboot a partial lisht'

Aurelius says, 'that's what i meant by my question!!!...like post up known projects...projected complete date..etc'

LadyAce says to Peer, 'I don't think we can dispel rumors of which we're not aware, but feel free to bring them up and we'll try'

Aurelius bonks himself on the head and looks sheepish.

Peer will.

McDougan says, 'Ye ken, "the coding department thish week, in building, people are working on theshe aeash a lot thish week..'

Peer says to LadyAce, 'will you consider that?'

LadyAce says, 'right now, builders are working on their areas, and the coders are fixing bugs'

Aurelius nods his agreement with McDougan.

Peer says to LadyAce, 'if people know there is a such, they might be more prone to ask you?'

LadyAce says to Peer, 'I just said I would :) so yes'

Kaige fixed one yesterday!

Aurelius says, 'ahh so really no time for new stuff?'

Peer bounces around.

Peer was spammed.

Kaige says, 'one of the crashers!~'

Peer peers around the room intently.

Xena claps for Kaige approvingly.

Aurelius says, 'maybe a lot of people don't realise that and keep asking to put in new stuff etc..'

Rusalka says, 'and many people are doing a lot of maintenance stuff that probably doesn't seem nearly as sexy but is horribly important'

LadyAce says, 'well, until we put an end to this crashing which has plagued us for a month...'

Sandman says, 'yeah i dont expect much of code changes with the constant crashes we are having.. and i dont see how any player here could want more than that being fixed asap...'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think that that should stop people from suggesting ideas'

Sandman shrugs helplessly.

Aurelius nods solemnly.

Ea! says to Sandman, 'Most of our coding time has been either working on that, or simple fixes to blow off steam when we can't figure out what's causing it.'

Sandman nods his agreement with Ea!.

Nepon says, 'crashes dont bother me...im never overrent'

Kaige cheers for Nepon - huzzah!

Won nods his agreement with Nepon.

Won says, 'me either, well, almost.'

Won chuckles politely.

Rusalka says, 'tracking down bugs is a heck of a lot less fun than making new stuff'

Sandman says, 'i rather have the crashes fixed before anything else is coded... crashes are more important to fix then new stuff'

Ea! says, 'But I think we've got the big crashing bug figured out now, and we just need to clean up a bit. We'll see if I'm right if we can be stable for a few days after tommorow's update.'


Money Runs & Overrent?

LadyDagger says, 'If you're money running to keep a house how can you not go overrent? and not have your house poof?'

Aurelius nods solemnly.

Gondar nods his agreement with LadyDagger.

Kaige says, 'leave stuff in the house?'

Peer comforts Rusalka.

Won says to LadyDagger, 'make a 3c create!'

Plagasgraw says to LadyDagger, 'I'm upset about housing costs myself.'

LadyDagger says, 'how do you get it too your house without being overrent'

Won says to LadyAce, 'drop eq'

LadyDagger says, 'and if you leave stuff in your house it disappears'

Kaige says, 'leave something there first?'

Xena snickers softly.

LadyDagger says, 'anyways'

Won says, 'I bet your list isnt 51000'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Won smirks at LadyAce.

LadyDagger says to Kaige, 'you can't leave the stuff your gonna sell to get the money in your house and raise the rent'

LadyDagger says, 'that makes no sense'

Won is completely boggled.

Haley slowly fades into existence.

Kaige says, 'I didn't say leave the stuff you were gonna sell'

Won says, 'sell it first'

Kaige giggles.

LadyAce says to LadyDagger, 'you're only charged rent once per night :)'

Kaige knows you're all packrats just like her!

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Kaige.

Sandman says to Ea!, 'and that is what i would expect from yall.. im just saying im upset about how ppl around here are bitching on do this do that while we are having so many problems with crashing bugs'

LadyDagger says, 'ok so your overrent on the way to sell and it crashes'

Won cheers for Kaige - huzzah!

LadyDagger says, 'that is what i am talking about'

Peer isn't!

Peer ducks to the ground.

Won says to LadyDagger, 'no!'

Aurelius says to Kaige, 'especially stuff from the more recent areas! *poke Kae*'

Aurelius says, 'i constantly find myself dropping dozens of roses everyday from my inv!'

Aurelius peers at himself myopically.

LadyAce says to LadyDagger, 'drop some stuff in your house, go make some sales, go pick stuff up.'

Kaige says, 'don't carry more than you can rent.'

Xena says to Kaige, 'the more you carry, the more you make'

LadyDagger says to LadyAce, 'i am close to my rent as it is i can't carry one thing without being overrent'

Gondar says to LadyDagger, 'watch for bad saves, drop and save if ya get one, almost 0 chance of over-rent poroblems'

Won says to Xena, 'you can make more than one trip'

Xena says, 'we need a merchant like the HOL one was :P'

Peer says to Xena, 'we have one'

LadyDagger says, 'like i said i am overrent with one item'

LadyDagger shrugs helplessly.

Xena says to Won, 'I don't have to worry about that yet'

Nepon says to Xena, 'there is one near alaska'

McDougan says, 'we hev sheveral'

LadyDagger says, 'still doesn't answer my question'

Varnel says, 'andreev'

Xena nods her agreement with Nepon.

Varnel says, 'driver's son'

Varnel says, 'grizzled merchant'

Xena says, 'i was just being silly!'

McDougan says, 'whit aboot alfredo?'

Varnel says, 'who in indus?'

Xena says, 'sheeeeeeeeesh'

Aurelius says, 'Are there any plans to balancing str fighters out? Lot of people seem to be complaining about it..'

Sandman says, 'If i may comment on Ladydaggers problem.. i think if we has lower rent str equipment the str fighters wouldnt have a big rent problem...'

Plagasgraw says, 'I don't get why housing costs are so high, people are less social now that they're money running all the time instead of being out with friends, because they want all the profit and don't want to split'

Plagasgraw shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'why not money run with friends? my morts always being taken on money runs'

Peer nods his agreement with Kaige.

Varnel says, 'bleh money running with 2 ppl you make so little :P'

Plagasgraw says to Kaige, 'Most people just want the money to themselves.'

Kaige says, 'more fun to wait for repop while socializing'

Kaige nods her agreement with McDougan.

Kaige says to McDougan, 'a few'

Xena says to Kaige, 'thats cause you're likable and I'm not :P'

Kaige winks suggestively at Xena.

Xena says to Kaige, 'I always seem to be running alone :P'

Sandman says, 'considering a dex fighter can have a 9k rent weapon and still have up to 4-8k free rent with a perma light'

Peer says to Xena, 'that's right, we hate you'

Peer sinks his teeth into Xena's flesh.

Aurelius nods his agreement with Sandman.

Sandra can't pay attention to 5 conversations at once.

Xena says to Peer, 'yeah I knew that much :P'

Varnel chuckles politely at Won's feeble witticism.

Aurelius says, 'either lower the rent cost of str eq or raise the effectiveness of str.. =)'


Dex and AC?

Chaykin says, 'okie, I have a suggestion after this question depending on what your answer is :)'

Chaykin says, 'why is AC based on dex, versus other stats?'

Peer grins evilly at Lorenzo.. wonder what he's thinking...

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'ability to move out of the way of a more dangerous hit?'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'moving out of the way is considered armor?'

Kaige says, 'moving so it hits a better armored part of your body?'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'sketchy at best'

Chaykin says, 'okie well here's my issue'

Chaykin says, 'when you get the "you block an attack from..." message, that is AC coming into play, right?'

LadyAce says, 'it could be AC, or it could be something else'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'is that another secret thingy?'

Won chuckles politely.

Gondar says, 'I thought the blocking was a result of weapon skill'

Gondar shrugs philosophically.

LadyAce says, 'there are just a lot of ways that an attack round can fail'

Won says, 'It could be your lack of hitroll and smoeones great -ac'

Kaige says, 'not lack of hitroll because it is a registered hit'

Chaykin says, 'well, what does it mean when you block? I have observed it to happen most with people who have good AC'

Won nods his agreement with Kaige.

McDougan says, 'parry?'

Won says, 'different message w/ parry.'

Chaykin says, 'parry is a different message, it says you parry'

Gondar nods solemnly.

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'likely that the AC absored the damage? but that's off the top of my head'

Ea! says, 'Generally it means that your armor stopped it...'

Sandman says, 'block an attack out of how ever many the mob/player is dealing out?'

Kaige smiles happily.

Chaykin nods solemnly.

Sandman says, 'as i take it you block it with your shield or ac..'

Sandman nods his agreement with Kaige.

Ea! says, 'But I won't swear that you always get that message if it's stopped by the armor.'

Chaykin says, 'okay. well how does it make sense that your armor stopping an attack has anything to do with dex?'

Kaige giggles at Ea!.

Ea! says, 'The dex thing is an intrinsic dodge chance that everyone gets.'

Kaige says, 'like I said, moving so that your armor is between you and the blow'

Gondar says, 'not me'

Peer says, 'you move your armor in the direction of the attack really really fast?'

Chaykin says, 'but dodge is a different message too, with the skill'

Peer ducks to the ground.

LadyAce says, 'sure...maneuver yourself so that they hit your shield not your neck, etc.'

Chaykin says, 'here is my issue'

Kaige says, 'or at least a non-vital part compared to say your heart or your brain'

Sandman nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Peer still thinks that sounds like dodge/parry.

Peer shrugs helplessly.

Ea! says to Chaykin, 'We know that dex is used too much in defense.'

Peer cheers for Ea! - huzzah!

Ea! says, 'That's a known issue, we just haven't had time to deal with it and rebalance it.'

Chaykin says, 'AC sounds more like something that is naturally str or con-based'

Ea! says, 'It's a big, big job.'

Peer says, 'or klein-style full plate mails.'

Chaykin says, 'str makes the most sense to me, because then each fight stat would also have something defensive'

Sandman raises his eyebrow at Chaykin.

McDougan says, 'doesh con recover hp more quickly''

Kaige says, 'not unless that also means you naturally have barkskin or stoneskin'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Ea! says, 'Everyone gets a chance to dodge, even if you don't have the skill. If you have the skill, you're much more likely to do it.'

Chaykin says, 'str would have AC, dex would have tumble/dodge, and con would have high hp'

Aurelius nods solemnly.

Plagasgraw says, 'at that point you'd have to learn the two dex ones, but not the str and con ones?'

Aurelius says, 'hm....tumble is real big thing going for dex..'

Chaykin says, 'as it is, str has nothing defensive about it, while the other two stats do'

Poultice says, 'Strength already gets dam cap type damage.'

Peer peers around the room intently.

Kaige says, 'three naked people all getting hit with a weapon, the one that's going to be better off is the one who can move so they take the least damage... at least that was the original thinking on that'

Sandman says, 'AC to me dont even sound like dex or con or str.. it means your armor your wearing and in my mind also could be fixed to your spirit on how you feel..'

Aurelius says to Poultice, 'so does con and dex!'

Peer says, 'how about just keeping ac on the side, leaving it to the eq?'

Peer says, 'just my two cents.'

LadyAce says, 'there are a lot of ways we could change the way dex is called in the code, folks.'

Zandy says, 'or str should allow you to wear heavier armor. A better connection between weight and ac? An idea, not a porposal.'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'logically, yes. but strictly from a gameplay standpoint, it makes things kinda unbalanced'

Kaige says, 'also we don't want all three to be identical, there should be balanced tradeoff you have to choose between'

Gondar says, 'con has nothing defensive'

LadyAce says, 'but as Ea said, we're aware of the problem and don't have time to work on it right now.'

Peer nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Peer says to LadyAce, 'just umm, discussing since the issue is up :P'

Chaykin says to Gondar, 'high hp'

Chaykin nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Gondar says, 'thats not defensive, thats just hp'

Peer says, 'fix ac before crashes!'

Peer ducks to the ground.

Kaige says, 'only because of things like Zandy just said, where builders are rewarded (by having their gear used) by making light high ac magical stuff'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'builders are rewarded for giving gear magical properties?'

Kaige says, 'sure.. people only want +5 or better stuff'

Ea! says to Chaykin, 'Look at your own eq... how much of it is non-magical?'

Peer says, 'builders are complimented by people using their stuff, from how I understood it'

Peer says, 'it's an ego thing'

Chaykin says to Ea!, 'depends. seems like a lot of eq that fighters use is magical, while a lot of mage eq is non...makes it tough for anyone to fix their stuff themselves'

Gondar says, 'just over haklf my eq is magical'


Somme more challenging?

Hank says, 'I have a question about Somme. I heard Somme was supposed to be a bloodbath and I've only seen the German's attack with mortars and gas once in the large amount of time I've spent out there. Any chance of increasing attacks?'

LadyAce says, 'use idea to suggest that'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Hank.

Hank winces.

Hank waves happily.


New Area ETAs?

Aurelius says, 'DO you have an ETA of Silk Road? =)'

Aurelius is very anxious to march his army across to the East.

Sandra shakes her head in disagreement with Aurelius.

Aurelius nods his agreement with Sandra.

Ea! says to Aurelius, 'Before Uruk sometime.'

Aurelius giggles at Ea!.

Aurelius says, 'ahh'

Sandra says to Aurelius, 'we haven't had time to work on it'

LadyAce says to Aurelius, 'we haven't worked on it very much at all I'm afraid. But finishing Klein will free me up.'

Aurelius says, 'whoa cool...Kleinb eing worked on??'

Sandman says, 'oh klien update i cant wait for'

McDougan says, 'What's Kheldar then?'

Sandra says, 'medieval trade route'

McDougan says, 'och, aye. verra shimlar in name'

LadyAce says, 'mediterranean trade'

Aurelius says, 'The one that Marco Polo traveled!'

McDougan says, 'what shtage ish that?'

Won chuckles politely at Aurelius's feeble witticism.

LadyAce says, 'last I heard from him, he was doing his own testing on it and had a few people looking at it also'

Aurelius will take over the Silk Road...you will see..you will see.

Aurelius throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Sandman peers at Aurelius, looking him up and down.

Aurelius nods his agreement with Sandman.

Aurelius peers intently at a stuffed wombat marked 'The Will of the Fates'.

Sandman says to Aurelius, 'yeah.. we will see'

Sandman winks suggestively at Aurelius.

Aurelius says to Sandman, 'The prophecy can't be stopped.'


Strung Weapon Spell Messages?

McDougan says, 'I wash trying to ashk... Ea! shaid once they were working on letting equipment change the shpell message, rright? Sae the shkull shtaff might not shoot fire from yer fingertipsh'

Ea! says to McDougan, 'It has been able to for a long time.'

McDougan says, 'Would it be poshible to make magical effect couponsh?'

McDougan says to Ea!, 'can you fix my shkull staff then?'

Aurelius says, 'That'd be neat.'

Ea! says to McDougan, 'I need to fix the spell cast by the skull staff and haven't had time yet.'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Chaykin says to McDougan, 'you and your skull staff fetish'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think we'll do spell aff coupons, I already get enough flak about there being too much complexity with coupons :P'

Chaykin giggles.

McDougan says, 'But anyway, could we have sort of shpell-strings?'

Varnel says to Ea!, 'whats wrong with it?'

Plagasgraw rants, 'not enough coupons!'

Ea! says to Varnel, 'The flames jump from your fingertips rather than from the staff.'

Won nods his agreement with Plagasgraw.

Varnel says, 'ahhh'

Aurelius says, 'well the people complaning about coupon complexity can give it to me...i can show them how to use it properly'

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

Varnel says, 'maybe holding it gives you power to cast spells :P'

McDougan says to LadyAce, 'aye, but if I could do damage by playing my bagpipes, it'sh much more rp than not'

Kaige says, 'maybe it's from the point where your fingers are on the staff?'

Kaige giggles.

Zandy goes EEK! at Kaige in distress - isn't Kaige an awful person for teasing?

Aurelius says to McDougan, 'or the little holes you press..and while you release your fingers, flames come out of it?'

Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.

Sandman says to Kaige, 'wouldnt the staff be flaming then?'

Sandman ducks to the ground.

McDougan says, 'Ish it a poshibility, or nae?'

Kaige says, 'wouldn't it be if it were coming directly from the staff?'

Aurelius says, 'no because it isn't burning the staff, it's burning the air around it'

Sandman nods his agreement with Kaige.

Peer peers around the room intently.

Aurelius laughs as we get into more trivial details.

Chaykin giggles.

LadyAce says, 'well, you will want to be careful when you string something, that you don't string it in such a way as the message will not make sense'

McDougan says, 'Perhapsh.'

LadyAce says, 'rather than string an item every which way and then be sad when it looks silly :P'

Chaykin says, 'there are several messages for spells too...for the caster, the victim, and bystanders'

Nepon says, 'does anything in a fantasy world really need to abide by RL physics laws though?'

Aurelius cheers for Nepon - huzzah!

Kaige nods her agreement with Chaykin.

McDougan says, 'It would be a nishe extra shtring, sheptrate dfrom the othersh, I jusht thought'

Kaige says to Nepon, 'it should abide by an internally consistent one if you want it to be plausible'

Nepon says, 'i mean i play here because its NOT reality!'

McDougan says, 'to shtring JUSHT the shpellsh ushed by an item'

McDougan says, 'ye cuid make it head or higher'

Kaige says to McDougan, 'too much overhead and space in pfiles to do that most likely'

LadyAce says, 'what, like dept heads don't have anything else to do? :P'

McDougan says, 'but if the weapons do it anyway?'

Xena says to LadyAce, 'should I even comment on that :P'

Kaige says, 'they do a hard coded message'

McDougan says, 'and it would only affect weaposnsh ash weel'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'I figure you mostly sit around playing parcheesi, right?'

Chaykin ducks to the ground.

Sandra says, 'no offense, but I'm surely not going to spend 20 min with someone arguing why their staff tht casts flamestrike can't cast flying cabbage'

McDougan says, 'hard-coded.'

Plagasgraw giggles at Sandra.

McDougan says, 'Fair enough'

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Plagasgraw says to Sandra, 'I wanna see flying cabbage!'

Sandman snickers softly.

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'ok, hold still'

Xena says to Sandra, 'not even if it were with me?'

Sandra has created a head of cabbage!

Aurelius says, 'food source!'

Xena winks suggestively at Sandra.

Sandman laughs with amusement.

Plagasgraw cheers for Sandra - huzzah!

Sandman says to Plagasgraw, 'run!'

Sandra giggles.

Sandman ducks to the ground.

Chaykin giggles.

A flying cabbage splatters all over Plagasgraw's face!

Plagasgraw looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says to Plagasgraw, 'like that?'

Chaykin says, 'food fight!'

Plagasgraw says to Kaige, 'was that iceburg lettuce instead of cabbage? Cuz I got a BRRRR!'


"They're writing" Msg?

Chaykin says, 'would it be possible to add a "Chaykin is writing." message when someone tries to send me a tell while I am posting one of my absurdly long messages?'

Aurelius says, '!good idea!'

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce says, 'You do get that board or a note message sometimes, don't you?'

Poultice shudders.

Poultice says, 'Man, I hate that!'

Won shakes his head.

Won says, 'the tell sender gets no message at all'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Won.

McDougan says, 'I've never sheen it'

Plagasgraw says, 'and they think you're ignoring them :p'

Chaykin says, 'they just think you're ignoring em'

LadyAce says, 'have any of you ever seen the 'Joebob is currently writing on a board or a note.' response?'

Peer says, 'set afk writing absurdly long letter?'

Peer ducks to the ground.

LadyAce says, 'Hah. That must be imm only.'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'nope, nothing like that'

LadyAce says, 'well, let's see if we can make it for everyone :)'

Chaykin cheers wildly!

Chaykin says, 'cool beans'


Plans for Create Healing?

Peer says, 'are you planning any umm, changes to creates eating/healing thing? I heard Ea! said you wanted to move away from that kind of healing/advantages'

Peer says, 'as of know I know you are busy with crash coding etc'

LadyAce says, 'there's a fix coded to that already'

Peer says, 'but I've got a few ideas for create _if_ you are ..'

LadyAce says, 'it's waiting for more imms to test it'

Ea! says, 'It's on hold while we deal with the crashing stuff. Mostly coded, just needs testing and balancing.'

Won says to LadyAce, 'ill test it :)'

Peer says to LadyAce, 'want ideas?'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'what is it?'

Won giggles.

Sandman says, 'bleah fix creates? yeah fix em so they are so damn cool =p'

LadyAce says, 'it's already written but we can't tell you what it is'

Sandman ducks to the ground.

Ea! says, 'We'll wait and suprise you.'

Chaykin snaps his fingers. ATTITUDE!

LadyAce says, 'it'll be more fun that way :)'

Aurelius says, 'this is the stuff i'm refering to...making the morts more aware of behind the scenes project like coding for the root thingy or...just stuff like that.'

McDougan says, 'whitsh the problem?'

Ea! says, 'Since it's not written in stone yet and might not work.'

Peer cheers for Ea! - huzzah!

Sandman says, 'yeah surprise us that roots now give you full msg after one!'

Sandra says, 'surprises are yummy'

Sandman cheers for himself since no one else has.

Won says, 'Curiosity... everyone has it'

Ea! says, 'Basically, the problem with roots is that they encourage people to go around hungry all the time...'

Peer says, 'I have more ...!'

Peer whines.

Won says, 'its like procrastination..its human nature'

Ea! says, 'which is sort of silly and annoying.'

Sandman nods his agreement with Ea!.

McDougan nods solemnly.

Sandman says, 'oh yeah i might like this new change then!'

Sandman cheers for Ea! - huzzah!

Plagasgraw says, 'I often just forget to eat myself.'

Peer says, 'have you erm, considered [in the looooooooong run] high requirement spells?'

Aurelius says, 'hrm...make root have no nutrition-fill-stomach-up-value...but you can only eat one per tick!'

Aurelius looks up into the sky and ponders.

Won says to Plagasgraw, 'until you're in the middle of the atlantic with no movements and you're like...dang im hungry!'

Plagasgraw nods her agreement with Won.

Peer says, 'like instead of 3c mage you could make a 3c perc mage, with some big perc requirement to it..?'

LadyAce says to Peer, 'I think we're so bogged down trying to refresh the skills system, we can't bear to look at refreshing the spells system right now.'

Plagasgraw says to Won, 'I'm 3c create so that's not much of a problem though.'

Peer says to LadyAce, 'I _was_ talking long run :P'


Reasonable Response Time?

LadyDagger says, 'i want to know if you send an IMM a mudmail how long after you send it , if you don't get a response is a good time to send another as to not harrass or spam the IMM's with mudmail'

LadyAce says to LadyDagger, 'well, if they've been online since you mailed it, they got it'

Peer nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Zandy says to LadyDagger, 'uh oh, what didn't I do?'

Haley giggles at Zandy.

LadyDagger tickles Zandy.

Sandman giggles at Zandy.

Peer peers around the room intently.

Plagasgraw says, 'cept often imms just go go afk or oow and don't come back :p'

LadyDagger says, 'i sent LadyA a mudmail and over a week later i had to talk to Zandy'

Sandman says, 'ya know its bad when the imm forgets and says that heheh'

Sandman tickles Zandy.

LadyAce says to LadyDagger, 'I know I'm guilty of reading but not responding to mail sometimes, I don't take it as spam when you ask about it again'

LadyDagger says, 'now Zandy took care of it but still that is anoying'

Kaige says, 'sometimes we like go on vacation too'

LadyAce says, 'well, I was on vacation for the last 2 weeks'

LadyDagger giggles at Kaige.

Peer says to Kaige, 'how dare you?'

Chaykin is on permanent mental vacation.

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

Zandy says to LadyDagger, 'might have been passed off to me and I didn't follow up, too... '

Xena says to LadyAce, 'you've done that to me before'

Sandman says to Kaige, 'i dont blame yall one bit either for that hehe'

Plagasgraw says to LadyAce, 'I'm on vacation right now'

Kaige was without net access too so =P

LadyDagger says, 'i have just been having several problems lately with different chars'

Peer says to Kaige, 'I repeat, how dare you?'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'are you saying you think that's an excuse?!'

LadyAce says, 'I've probably done it to everyone at one time or another. Just ask again if you don't get a response. Same as with tells.'

Peer ignores everything, lost in his own little world.

Kaige comforts LadyDagger.

LadyDagger says, 'and can't get answers except for one'

Kaige says to LadyDagger, 'best thing to do is talk to who you see available'

LadyDagger says to Kaige, 'then i get told to talk to So and So and they aren't on or to mudmail them'

LadyDagger says to Kaige, 'that is what has been happening'

Sandman comforts LadyDagger.

LadyDagger says, 'it is alittle frusterating is all'

LadyDagger says, 'and i want to make sure i am not harrassing or spamming the IMM's for no reason'

Sandman says to LadyDagger, 'you could be like me and be real annoying until you get several answers'

Sandman ducks to the ground.

LadyAce says to LadyDagger, 'no one would see it as spam. You just happened to mail me in the middle of a long vacation.'

Aurelius says to LadyDagger, 'yeah i don't like requesting help from imms for that reason =P'

LadyDagger nods her agreement with LadyAce.

LadyDagger says to Sandman, 'i won't annoy anyone or spam them'

Zandy says, 'it does help, when you mail a note to more than one of us, to mention that in the note....'

LadyDagger says to Sandman, 'i am polite! unlike you!'

Sandra nods her agreement with Zandy.

Zandy says, 'if we know who all got osmething, we can follow up, if we don't know, we tend to assume somoene else will take care of it.'

Sandra says, 'the past 2 weeks has been a bit hard, since most of us were gone'

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Zandy.

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Sandra.

LadyDagger says, 'the IMM's that know me know i don't like to bug'

LadyDagger shrugs helplessly.

LadyAce says, 'well...I wouldn't see it as bugging. The only thing that bugs me is people not being persistent about their problems and then being upset with us about it.'

LadyDagger says, 'that is why i am here asking as to not upset anyone'

Rusalka says, 'you can also send email at the legendmud addresses'

Rusalka says, 'ie immort_name@legendmud.org'


Unlearn Skills?

Nepon says, 'i was wondering if it would be possible to make characters how can i say...changeable? not with stats but a way to do things like unlearn skills, etc...this would make future changess easier to deal with'

Nepon says, 'in other words it would make characters be able to adapt to things that might go in 2 years from now so we dont have to make alts we can just change our characters around a bit'

LadyAce says, 'if we put in new skills or change them, we usually make reimb options to allow you to adjust'

Nepon says, 'if its a particular skill'

McDougan says, 'they did thatch wi' elbow, aye?'

Kaige points to the recent deal with eloquence.

LadyAce says, 'is there something in particular you're worried about?'

Nepon says, 'im talking about if you make a change that only affects MY characters ability to use a skill'

McDougan says, 'requirement changesh?'

Nepon says, 'like grad stats takes away the usefulness of herblore to me'

LadyAce says, 'we did have a reimb deal for gradual stats'

LadyAce says, 'if the stat had a req over what, 40 or something?'

McDougan says, 'ye did?'

Nepon says, 'i think you miss my meaning'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

McDougan says, 'I dunnae recaul it...'

LadyAce says, 'I forget how it was, it was ages ago'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'we usually try to think up how our changes will affect people, and if we miss something, you should talk to us about it'

Nepon says, 'im also talking about all those skills that newbies learn cause they dont know better too'

LadyAce says, 'well, our approach to that is to try to make uses for those newbie level skills and to limit the number of pracs gained to one per level, so you can't blow them all early :)'

McDougan says, 'could cooking be made a bit nisher?'

Nepon says, 'i must not be saying what i mean clearly enough'

McDougan says, 'fih roashted to perfection ish alright, but a fish shtewed to perfection ish fish shtew.'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'keep trying, I may be just dense.'

LadyAce says to McDougan, 'I think he's talking function rather than aesthetics at this point.'

Nepon says, 'im talking about making characters changeable not just skills but adaptable to anything that the mud may offer a particular character at any time now or down the road'

McDougan says to Nepon, 'how do ye unlearn something, wi'oot having a nashty accident?'

LadyAce says, 'I think our general strategy is to approach that with reimbs, did you have a different strategy in mind?'

Nepon says, 'the same way you learn something but then cant use it later'

Nepon says, 'exactly'

Ea! says, 'We want some level of consistancy in characters -- if it's too easy to undo everything, then someone you knew as a mage one day may be a surgeon the next...'

Nepon says, 'not having to have a major change or immortal interference'

Lorenzo shudders.

McDougan says, 'thash different. If I'm an expert potter, but get rheumatism, I cannae do pottery when my rhuematishm ish acting up, but if it cleared...'

Nepon says to Ea!, 'not if you cant change stats'

Ea! says, 'well, but since our stats are so eq. based as is, you can actually change stats a fair amount.'

Nepon says, 'but not base stats'

Chaykin says, 'you shouldn't be able to change base stats imo, they are what you are "born" with'

Nepon nods his agreement with Chaykin.

Aurelius says, 'Shouldn't worry about base stats unless you're a warrior dumping spi... i find it quite easy changing around stats as a mage.. half-mage...'

Nepon says, 'i think i will have to better gather my thoughts and postt to the discussion board'

Ea! says, 'Sure, but that only matters if you are into maximizing things -- you could easily go well across the board with your stats being more of less the same...'


How to Remember Questions?

Xena says, 'people are all talkin about different things, i have 80 people in tells, how am i suppose to remember one little question?'

LadyAce says to Xena, 'I know how that can be :)'

Chaykin says to Xena, 'I keep a text window open and write em down as I think of em :)'

Xena tickles LadyAce.

Xena says to Chaykin, 'never thought about that'


Str EQ & RENT?

Sandman says, 'oh the thing about rent and str equipment i want to breifly run back to putting that up to talk about. i know it wouldnt be good to make str gear less rent.. because then you could have other types with good str gear or damroll gear and not be str..'

Sandman says, 'what i mean is like big str items that are really high rent.. like say a hat that is under 1k rent like the dex hat or the perc hat or a a str tunic that isnt as renty..'

LadyAce says, 'well, the rent standard charges the same for 1 spr as for 1 str'

Kaige says, 'if you think a particular item is out of whack report it with bug or idea so the builders can take a look... the high ticket stuff is usually high for a reason'

McDougan says, 'I'd proposhe it for hell, m'shel.'

LadyAce says, 'so the way to ask what you're asking, is for a particular stat combo item, or idea something being higher than it seems, as Kaige says'

Sandman says, 'yeah it just seems to me that every str fighter i make ends up with way too much rent..'

Sandman says, 'and every dex con or mind character i make ends up with anywhere from 4-9k free rent'

LadyAce says, 'I'd say that's more because the eq set for str has more cool stuff :P'

LadyAce says, 'not because the str gear is too expensive'

Phoenix says, 'str gear can be expensive...if you want to hit like a truck its gonna cost'

Lorenzo says, 'damage costs extra'

Sandman says, 'damroll should cost more'

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Sandman.

Phoenix says, 'naww i like it just the way it is'

Phoenix says, 'i finaly got Zeirath all fixed up and dont need changes =P'

Sandman says, 'im talking like str head items. str on body items.. about body items'

LadyAce says, 'use idea to suggest what you think is missing'

Sandman says, 'the ones that are high rent but net 5'


Lugh's Mysterious Ring?

McDougan says, 'Lugh had a ring for a while after the update. wher'd it go?'

Kaige is completely boggled.

Kaige says, 'what'd it look like?'

McDougan says, 'I forget... I think it had Lugh in it.'

Kaige says, 'and which update? just a couple of weeks ago or last years?'

McDougan says, 'shomeone showed it to me, shaying Lugh had a shtring'

McDougan says, 'the reshent one'

Kaige is completely boggled.

Phoenix nods his agreement with McDougan.

Phoenix says, 'i thought he had a ring after changes'

LadyAce says, 'can you be more specific about what the ring looked like?'

McDougan says, 'It wash a funny greenish ring. jade, or emerald or the like, of the house of Llyr, poshibly?'

Chaykin says, 'it had Lugh's name in it and said something about green, I remember seeing it too'

Kaige says, 'only two things in resets are his mail and freagra'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'sae... wheere'd the ring gae thatch we all shaw?'

Kaige says, 'and only types of items I added were ones mentioned in descs'

Kaige says, 'could have been a symptom of our bad pointer thing?'

McDougan says, 'what wash thish phantom ring?'

Kaige has created a gold ring set with an emerald!

Kaige says, 'like that?'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'nope, it said Lugh's name in it'

McDougan says, 'I'm pretty shure it had lugh in it?'

Kaige says, 'no clue then.. might have been an imm goofing around. I don't think I made any like that.'

Kaige eats a gold ring set with an emerald.

Lorenzo waves a beautiful golden ring with Lugh trapped inside a glowing emerald.

Lorenzo says, 'like that one?'

McDougan says to Lorenzo, 'eh?'

Kaige giggles at Lorenzo.

Lorenzo smiles at Kaige.

Lorenzo says to McDougan, 'Has Lugh in it. *shrug*'


More on Leaders/Community

Sandman says, 'I know we dont want to discuss this any further but what is going on with this leadership crap if you excuse my being upset about reading this'

Sandman says, 'where did this topic come up from?'

LadyAce says, 'well...I think it's a healthy topic...a good thing to think about'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Sandman says, 'why all of a sudden does everyone need role models and leaders.. i feel we got plenty..'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'there's no reason to get upset about it'

Nepon says, 'the poor flock is without shepherds it seems'

Sandman says, 'im very upset about it..'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'why?'

LadyAce says, 'even healthy topics take nasty personal turns sometimes, but I think in general it's a good thing to talk about'

Sandman says, 'because when someone says on a board that we need leaders and then starts by saying immortals should do this and that it makes me mad'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'you need to read what I said more carefully. I didn't say those things'

Sandman says, 'and then has the gull to say old days.. get over it this is today not yesterday'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'that isn't what I said'

LadyAce says, 'well, maybe the two of you should hash this out in tells :)'

Sandman says, 'well it upsets me because it makes me feel ppl dont have any respect for not just immortals but for morts as well'

Aurelius says, 'or in a fair duel!'

Chaykin says, 'personally, I think it got blown way out of proportion. it was only an idle observation and people went nuts'

Quimby says, 'im curious about what is meant by leader'

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'it does seem a few people didn't read it the way you intended then'

Nepon says, 'something tells me its being interpreted differently than chakin meant it to be'

Chaykin says, 'I don't think we should be led around by the noses by anyone, and I said that several times'

Sandman says to Chaykin, 'i dont mean that either ;)'

Quimby says, 'which is why i dont really level people or run to them on their demands'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'I also didn't say that imms should change anything that they do'

Chaykin shrugs philosophically.

LadyAce says, 'well, I think it's important to remember the biases of your audience when you write :) if it's gone so awry compared to what you meant, maybe a new post is in order.'

Varnel says, 'i think if people are looking for leaders and role models on a game they are looking in the wrong spot, maybe they should be a bit more in tune with the real world :P'

Sandman says to Chaykin, 'what i mean is this.. you say we need leaders.. like old day leaders who were felt all over the mud.. online and offline.. why? when did we become so terrible that we need these kind of players or everything around here is dull?'

McDougan says to Sandman, 'Who ye shaying ishnae a leader felt aul o'ver the mud?'

Aurelius says to Sandman, 'when people started to question about leaders.'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'I didn't say there was anything terrible about how things are now'

Lorenzo says to Varnel, 'This is the real world. There are people here, interacting with other people. Really.'

Sandman says, 'without that sort of push those players gave.. we dont need that.. we need to stay together as a community and deal with things likewise.. we dont need to dwell on the past and go dang those were the days'

Varnel says, 'not really'

Varnel says, 'you see a bunch of words on a screen'

Quimby nods his agreement with Sandman.

Varnel says, 'sure they are typed by someone else, but you lose a lot'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'all I said was that it's one factor--among several others I mentioned, I might add--that has contributed to make life a little less interesting'

Lorenzo says to Varnel, 'And the origin of those words?'

Varnel says, 'no emotion :P'

Rusalka liked Cheyla's suggestion..rope your friends in

Varnel says, 'tis' like reading a book'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'It's not a criticism, slander or rebuke of anyone'

Varnel says, 'someone wrote the words'

Sandman says to Chaykin, 'life here is what you make of it.. always will be'

Varnel says, 'but your not interacting with the author'

Sandman says to Chaykin, 'if you make it sound like there are dull players.. then there will be dull players'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'I didn't say we have dull players'

Sandman says, 'if you make it sound like you suck because you cant solo a 100k mob then everyone starts to think that way too'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'I really think you should go back and reread it'

Rusalka says, 'i think that ups and downs are parts of a long term community'

Sandman says to Chaykin, 'i read it more than once'

McDougan grins evilly at Quimby.. wonder what he's thinking...

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'if you had, you shouldn't be this upset'

Sandman says, 'trust me i have.. and im still upset =p'

LadyAce says, 'the other part of this is that sometimes people post things in reaction to your first post, and sometimes they post things about the appends to it ... you can't assume that they're following up to you just because your name is at the top'

Rusalka says, 'i think that it's a good thing to discuss, and maybe there are things that players can do together to make legend what they prefer'

Rusalka nods her agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'it's all very disorganized because we can't thread things properly'

Lorenzo says, 'threading boards!'

Lorenzo nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Lorenzo grins evilly.

Varnel says, 'yea, you should be able to append appends!'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'there's nothing to be upset about. I think things can be more interesting depending on what players do. I was just giving an opinion on something that has changed'

Quimby says, 'people should know by now that you get out of this place what you put into it'

Aurelius nods his agreement with Chaykin.

Sandman says, 'the thing is this.. i see constantly everything is the fault of imms.. or the imms should be more into this and that to make a differnce on the mud.. but all we can do as morts is bitch about it instead of making the difference ourselves.. and that gets to me'

Chaykin shakes his head.

Sandman says, 'take pkok..'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'it's not the imms' fault'

Rusalka didn't think that was Chaykin's point.

Sandman says, 'im sick of ppl saying pk is dead'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Rusalka.

Varnel says to Sandman, 'pk is dead'

Xena says, 'pk is dead!'

Aurelius says, 'Depends on what you define PK is.'

Sandman says, 'it is more alive then ever just ppl dont want to pk because they are so wanting the old ways'

Quimby says, 'pkok is the players fault and the idiots that insist we have to have the old pk system back'

Aurelius says, 'Theres a new type of pk now'

Sandman says, 'pkok allows so much more than old pk could ever do'

Phoenix says, 'pk-ok is getting better with most the changes'

Varnel nods his agreement with Sandman.

Phoenix says, 'like the accept all change and stuff'

Quimby says, 'people have to accept the fact that pk as it was is history and pkok is the only thing in the future'

Varnel says to Quimby, 'i've accepted that fact, tis pretyt much why i stopped pkilling...'

Sandman says, 'i have so many ideas for pkok and how to fix them but i see the player base that is pk wanting to whine more than try things'

Nepon says, 'people have been complaining about pk being dead for bout 6 years now too'

Varnel says, 'true'

Sandman says, 'i would love to just sit down with all the pk gms and active pkers and show them how easy it is to organize a fun pk atmosphere using pkok'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'From a purely pragmatic standpoint, I would suggest that it is better to try to do the things you think need doing, rather than try to get everyone to agree that something isn't being done.'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'I have :)'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Witte smiles happily.

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'lead by example yourself too'

Rusalka nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'I've done just about everything I can think of, that I'm capable of on an individual level. that being the case, I don't think it's out of line for me to have a discussion on what has changed and what we can do about it'

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'good for you. be sure to greet new characters you see and try to indtroduce them well to those good examples '

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'then you might do better getting people to agree to your solution -- arguments about what is wrong and why do not tend to go anywhere.'

Rusalka says, 'part of i think maybe is that we have a lot more smaller subcultures now'

Rusalka says, 'so it's harder to see who's doing what'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'Just by experience, we don't have any direct source materials to analyze and make arguments about, we have no data, only impressions.'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'what is wrong and why is nonetheless important. As for the solutions...it's all well and good to say to people, 'Have more energy.' But that's not going to go anywhere either'

Quimby says, 'our player base seems smaller now then it was 6 years ago even 3 years ago'

McDougan says, 'I dunnae ken. I've foond myshelf jusht ash able tae interact, wi' a new or auld character, ash ever'

Quimby says, 'im noticing a lot more younger kids'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'the important thing in that is to ask 'what does energy look like?''

McDougan says, 'Ye jusht need tae be muir patient wi' the new unsh'

Sandman says to Chaykin, 'you cant tell ppl to have more energy.. its like saying dont eat chocolate'

Lorenzo shudders.

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'that's what I said'

Sandman says to Chaykin, 'you lead by example'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'it's a tactic I learned about in a class. You can't make statements about values unless you can tell people what specific actions represent those values.'

Rusalka nods her agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'I think people respond to specifics more readily than value judgements'

Sandman says, 'we need some examples yes.. but i mean if ppl still have this dream that old pk will come back we wont get anywhere..'

Sandman says, 'thats the problem.. not the lack of those examples..'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'If I gave specifics on every one of the things I mentioned as a contributing factor, my post would have been a book :)'

Aurelius grins evilly at Chaykin.. wonder what he's thinking...

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'then pick the top three activities you wish you saw more of, and start a campaign'

Chaykin says to Sandman, 'I think I even said in one of my posts that I don't think the old times are coming back'

Sandman says, 'good then dont even mention them =p'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'but it's not as simple as specific activities'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'it's not as tangible as that, it's a personality thing'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'I would argue that you cannot change people's personalities by telling them their traits, only by discussing their actions.'

Sandman says, 'personally i would like to see a few things like clans being more active and not just sitting there.. thats one thing'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'in my experience, there is nothing you can do to try to change things whereby people won't get defensive, pissy and upset. Leading by example is the best choice yes, but it goes only so far when everyone is shouting at the top of their lungs to be seen'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'I think you can make changes without people being defensive, but you do have to be careful how you go about it'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'think like a manager.'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'if you go up to an employee and say that they're rude, and they need to be polite, what kind of results will you get?'

Aurelius says to LadyAce, 'depends on the person!'

Craven nods his agreement with Aurelius.

Varnel says, 'i'd laugh :P'

Lorenzo says to Aurelius, 'not that much. No one would like hearing that.'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'if you discuss how they used to be more polite and why they've changed, you are trying to psychoanalyze them and that's not your role'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'I'm not arguing. What I'm trying to say is that in the current environment, it's hard to lead by example because everybody is trying to lead. And as for me, I don't really think I have the kind of charisma for that'

LadyAce says, 'the tactic for a manager dealing with a rude employee is to be specific, and let practicing the specifics have its own affect on their thinking'

Craven says to Chaykin, 'for the record, I actually agree with your post, so you do have a supporter, don't feel too down :)'

Chaykin says to Craven, 'hehe thanks'

Rusalka says, 'maybe we should all make a newbie'

Rusalka says, 'and try totally different rp all at the very same time'

Kaige made two!

Rusalka thinks it's easy for all of us to sink into ruts.

Rusalka cheers for Kaige - huzzah!

Lorenzo beams at Kaige delightedly.

Rusalka says, 'change does require going beyond comfort levels'

Quimby says, 'ive worked on a few differnt characters in the past few weeks and im learning from my mistakes'

Rusalka says, 'but it doens't require screaming and yelling'

Rusalka says, 'and even *gas[* play a guy or something'

Xena nods her agreement with Rusalka.

Lorenzo looks up into the sky and ponders.

Xena has many guy characters.

Varnel says, 'i noticed guys play female chars, more than girls play male chars'

Xena sticks her tongue out at Rusalka. =P

Phoenix says, 'i have female chars'

Aurelius nods his agreement with Varnel.

Sandman says, 'rp's are always going to seem like older tweaked rps from the most part.. if they do them well i say leave em be.. and not trash em for it'

Quimby says, 'well ive almost got a workable druid til i dt'd today'

Varnel says to Xena, 'you are like one of the few females i know who plays guy chars'

Kaige says to Varnel, 'she's not alone'

Varnel says, 'and immies'

Rusalka says, 'i.e. why don't we have more parties?'

Rusalka says, 'we can take concrete actoins to have more parties'

Quimby says, 'and not wander around like a dummy'

Aurelius laughs at Quimby.

Varnel says, 'immies are an exception'

Rusalka nods her agreement with Kaige.

Quimby nods solemnly.

Nepon says, 'people only do what they want doesnt matter who is leading'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'there are all kinds of leaders, they don't all have charisma.'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'but it's charisma which is exactly what I think is lacking'

Craven says, 'but I think on this issue cheyla hit it on the head, the player base has just changed dramatically and the atmosphere you once knew is pretty much impossible to replicate'

Quimby says, 'i liked cheylas responses'

Kaige says to Chaykin, 'were you here when TaxCollector was on earlier?'

Quimby says, 'i was but wasn't paying atention'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'nope'

Zandy says, 'was a time when our average player was working on an advanced degree at college....'

Craven says, 'kids have been playing video games all their life, its all about the numbers and how good they can be, its not necessarily how good a story it has, especially if they have to write the story'

Kaige says, 'That's the kind of charisma I think of when you say that... no one could ignore him for long...'

McDougan says, 'and people are JOOSHT ash friendly, immortalsh are joosht ash nishe, and the oonly changesh I shay are for the better'

Chaykin says to Craven, 'well that's a real shame'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'charisma doesn't just appear. If we're short of charisma out there, and I'm not saying we are necessarily, but if we are, we have to make up for it with something else.'

Rusalka says, 'i think there was also a certain intimacy lost'

Rusalka says, 'everyone whined when aol opened up the internet'

Quimby says, 'well i was impressed witht he help i received on the eq recovery'

Craven says, 'not to mention people felt closer then because the community was smaller'

Rusalka says, 'and we were flooded with newbies'

Rusalka nods her agreement with Craven.

Craven says, 'it was more of a family then it is now'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'like what else?'

Rusalka says, 'and there was a sense of newness'

Lorenzo says, 'Little Septembrists, all year long'

Phoenix nods his agreement with Craven.

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Rusalka.

Craven says, 'now your just kinda another number'

Quimby says, 'which was something i noticed lately was really bad, people would auc for days what they needed for reeuquip'

Xena says, 'can i make a new character and pretend to be a pure newbie'

Lorenzo chuckles politely.

Rusalka nods her agreement with Xena.

LadyAce says to Xena, 'ewwwww'

Rusalka says to Xena, 'rp a newbie'

Kaige says to Xena, 'why not? I did.'

Quimby says, 'its too darn hard xena'

Nepon says to Xena, 'hehe just remember to pick EXRYTHING up!'

Craven says, 'also cliches hadn't had time to form...something we're in abundance of today'

Lorenzo ponders Kaige's existence.

Chaykin nods his agreement with Craven.

Quimby says, 'but you still know how things work here'

Rusalka nods her agreement with Craven.

Sandman nods his agreement with Craven.

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'sincerity, effort, expertise -- they can compensate'

Xena says to Kaige, 'i did, way back when. and couldnt keep it going'

Aurelius tried RPing a newbie once...then forgot he was RPing a newbie and scared the crap outta his group when he spammed all around areas.

Rusalka says, 'we've moved into a different stage'

McDougan says, 'weel manage.'

Rusalka says, 'i think the old days might not be so glorious if we truly could directly compare them'

McDougan says, 'I hev faith.'

Lorenzo says to Kaige, 'I *thought* I'd met you before!'

McDougan says, 'I remember them rather weel'

Kaige goes EEK! at Lorenzo in distress - isn't Lorenzo an awful person for teasing?

McDougan says, 'I mis freendsh frroom back then, I hev noo freendsh noo'

Craven says, 'remember nothing lasts forever....even legend unfortunatly, though with a little guidance it might last a while longer anyway :)'

Lorenzo chuckles politely.

Kaige says to Lorenzo, 'can't say if my morts have run into you or not lately. =)'

Witte smiles happily.

Aurelius throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Aurelius says, 'Legends...are forever.'

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

Lorenzo says to Kaige, 'I can't either! That's the fun of RP, isn't it? :P'

Chaykin says, 'my problem is, I'm not about to sit around giving up and saying, 'Things can never be that way again.' I don't believe it'

Craven waves happily.

Kaige nods her agreement with Lorenzo.

McDougan says, 'I wuidnae want tae gie oop the noo for the auld, I'd rather hev booth'

Quimby ponders Kaige's existence.

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'sounds sensible'

LadyAce says, 'the other thing you really want to watch is how you present yourself'

Rusalka nods solemnly.

Varnel says, 'another thing is the old players are all so damn stubborn, and stuck in their ways :P'

Quimby says, 'not true'

Lorenzo nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Sandman says, 'not all of us'

Phoenix says, 'im not stuck in my ways'

Quimby says, 'im a lot nicer then i was 3 weeks ago :P'

Varnel shrugs helplessly.

McDougan chuckles politely.

Varnel says, 'change is forced'

Sandman snickers at Quimby nastily.

Rusalka says, 'i'm sure that i am'

Rusalka chuckles politely.

Varnel says, 'people get upset'

Quimby says, 'but cross me and i will bite your head off'

LadyAce says, 'sometimes, it is easy to present yourself as "I'm the only one trying to fix this" ...and that really upsets the people who are also trying to fix things, and turns them away from you'

Aurelius says to Varnel, 'yes...i can find that in myself...although iw ouldn't call m yself "old player"'

LadyAce says, 'feeling alone in an effort is very different than being alone.'

McDougan says, 'Did ye notishe thtach in the pasht twa nmoonthh the eventsh carlender ish more full than it wash in the firsht twa yearsh iI wash heer?'

Rusalka nods solemnly.

McDougan says, 'back then, ANY tinyplot washa onshe a year event!'

Aurelius says, 'At least theres a cool clan that has events !!!'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'forgive me if I don't think I've ever felt that way. I certainly don't think I ever wrote that'

Rusalka says, 'and to be honest, posts (not your's) that browbeat everyone as uncharasmatic just kinda of bite'

Aurelius says, '*Institute*'

Varnel sighs loudly.

Kaige says to Aurelius, 'a couple of them are'

Quimby says, 'i want to go to at but i dont know it'

Rusalka says, 'makes me think, why in the hell should i try to make that person impressed'

Xena winks suggestively at Rusalka.

McDougan says to Aurelius, 'nnd whash aboot me?'

Chaykin says to Rusalka, 'not mine, but...mine'

Chaykin giggles at Rusalka.

Sandman says to Aurelius, 'give us a chance to get back on our feet with our rp'

Sandman winks suggestively at Aurelius.

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'nope, was another actually'

Rusalka giggles at Chaykin.

Aurelius says, 'and i'll tell you one thing...about that RP cliche thing...where ppl stick in clumps in groups together..not true!!! i asked to help with Emrysias disease...she gladly accepted my aid.'

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'farther on down the thread'

Varnel says, 'it keeps booting me every time i type "event"'

Aurelius says, 'and i don't even know her...'

Quimby says, 'i get tired of running sl pd at'

Aurelius rolls around laughing at Quimby's joke.

Varnel grumbles.

Chaykin says to Rusalka, 'I know who you are talking about. I certainly don't feel as erm, extremely as she does'

Quimby says, 'the last few runs i was on i just leeched let you guys fight over who hits heals dies etc'

Rusalka giggles.

Lorenzo says to Aurelius, 'I think it's somewhat true, but as with everything true, it's not always true.'

Aurelius nods his agreement with Lorenzo.

Aurelius says to Lorenzo, 'of course'

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'just not the bestest rhetorical strategy is all :)'

Chaykin says to Rusalka, 'she has the good of the mud at heart, but she gets carried away'

Aurelius says, 'and i met Lorenzo when he came to my aid in a re-eq run!'

Aurelius grins evilly at Lorenzo.. wonder what he's thinking...

Lorenzo smiles at Aurelius.

Lorenzo bows before Aurelius.

Nepon laughs with amusement.

Nepon says, 'not even I swear in front of a room full of imms!'

McDougan says, 'can I ashk a quick queshtion?'

Quimby says, 'i tried to help emrysia but at level 15 its hard to get things that take tons of moves as it was i died about 6 times doing it'

Chaykin says, 'anyway I just want to say, I don't think things are bad, or that anyone is doing a rotten job, or doing things wrong. I'm just always looking for ways to make things more exciting, and I wanted to discuss how things were that way in the past, with an eye toward doing things differently to make them that way now'

Quimby says, 'but i got things that noone knew about'

Quimby says, 'or forgot about'

Phoenix grins evilly at Quimby.. wonder what he's thinking...

Rusalka thinks people should read back LTs more.

Rusalka shrugs helplessly.

Quimby nods solemnly.

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Rusalka.

Quimby says, 'its amusing reading them'

Rusalka says, 'i started playing an old character again'

Lorenzo says to Rusalka, 'they're fun'

Rusalka says, 'no one's recognized her'

Rusalka is amused

Quimby says, 'most of that stuff i might even remember if i tried'

Chaykin says to Rusalka, 'bah, I recognize her'

Varnel says, 'well didn't boot me just hangs'

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'kewl'

Phoenix says, 'i did have the LT from like 3 yrs ago til april this year but then my computer messed up'

Rusalka marks down "1"

Chaykin says to Rusalka, 'I just never got to know her because back then...we were on opposing sides, as it were'

Lorenzo says to Phoenix, 'They're on the web.'

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'or on tangents'

LadyAce says, 'all the old LTs are on the web, except the most very very recent'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Rusalka.

Phoenix says, 'ahh sweet'

Bella joins Sandman's group.

LadyAce says, 'searchable and everything :)'

Sandman peers at Phoenix, looking him up and down.

Aurelius says, 'Still taking Qz?? *raises hand*'

Harandra says, 'can i ask a question not related to these recent topics?'

LadyAce says, 'yeah, let's get back to questions'

Sandman shakes his head.

LadyAce says, 'it was actually chaykin's turn when we diverted, I don't know if we covered him or not'

Aurelius nods solemnly.

McDougan chuckles politely.

Chaykin says, 'oh yeah!'


Inspire Changes?

Chaykin says, 'I was gonna ask what you said to wait about, about the inspire thing'

Chaykin says, 'when you inspire in a room, with no argument, does it selectively inspire only who you are able to inspire?'

McDougan says to Chaykin, 'ish on the board'

Ea! says to Chaykin, 'It'll handle it correctly, yeah.'

Chaykin says, 'k'


Housing Save Command?

Quimby says, 'ok its housign related'

Quimby says, 'and im just curious, can we have a seperate save command availble strictly for housing'

LadyAce says, 'it'd be nice.'

Quimby says, 'i want to drop my sack of loot there and know it will be thern when i log on next'

McDougan says, 'It wuid mek it eashy tae duplicate thingsh if not cleverly-coded.'

Quimby says, 'as it is im scared to death to drop anything in the house and to me its a waste of money and this bag is heavy'

Ea! says, 'I'll look into it.'

LadyAce says, 'it'd be nice if we actually had a housing save and it backed things up into a separate file too... like playerbk does'

Quimby says, 'asked rufus if there was a way he said there is but it cant be done on the actual mud'

Ea! says to LadyAce, 'We have that for the items, but not the housing as well...'

LadyAce says, 'then we could just house_recover and poof, all losses undone.'

Quimby says, 'even it if was done when our charcters were saved'

Quimby says, 'i would rather have a little lag during the save then not save'

Ea! says to LadyAce, 'It's the online recovery part that's harder to do.'

Chaykin says, 'my alt has had to replace the board in his clanhall 3 times, and it's gone again :P'

Quimby says, 'but thats my suggestion'

Quimby says, 'i was able to leave some stuff but i took a chance and left minor things'

McDougan says to Quimby, 'ye losht a lot froom that a while agae, aye?'

Quimby says, 'khel on the other hand dropped a lot of stuf in the hhouse cause i cant play him if he cant move in the game'

Quimby says, 'everything'

McDougan comforts Quimby.


Imm help with RP events?

Aurelius says, 'Say if there's an RP thingy going on..can we request items from imms...or premade mobs with specific descs...items like hrm...coffins that act like containers, (I know there is one on the mud but just as an example)'

Aurelius says, 'and an imm to make special effects...like messages appear from the mud into that room and if so, who would be able to do it?'

LadyAce says, 'if it's a tinyplot open to the whole mud, those sorts of things are negotiable'

Rusalka says, 'depends on the imm and how much time you given'

McDougan says to Aurelius, 'I wash able tae arrange a giant cauldron for a tinyplot me and emryshia plnaned'

LadyAce says, 'for private plots it can be a little less reliable'

Rusalka nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Quimby nods solemnly.

Aurelius nods his agreement with McDougan.

Aurelius says, 'cool'

Quimby says, 'that was cool'

Witte smiles happily.

Aurelius nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'you should ask and be very nice about it all.'

Aurelius says, 'ahh...so any imm is fine?'

Aurelius says, 'or do i have to look for heads...PRs...'

LadyAce says, 'it's in the PR job description'

Aurelius nods solemnly.

Aurelius says, 'k thx'

LadyAce says, 'other imms may be willing if they have free time from their many other duties'

Aurelius nods solemnly.

Chaykin says, 'I think imms should be more liberal with the grant command for RP thingies'

Chaykin ducks to the ground.


Summer Purges?

McDougan says, 'do ye shtill not delete charactersh o'er shummer monthsh if they don't log in?'

Kaige says, 'nope.. it's all automatic now.'

Quimby says, 'they stopped that i thought ages ago'

LadyAce says, 'but recoveries are fairly quick and painless'

Kaige says, 'that was when we were doing it by hand.. and especially since everyone can archive themselves now.'

Quimby nods solemnly.

McDougan nods his agreement with Kaige.

McDougan says to Kaige, 'ye did it by hand!'

Kaige nods her agreement with McDougan.

Kaige says, 'yup,... you'd be amzed at teh things we've done/do by hand'


Prestige & Rent?

McDougan says, 'when did ye change preshtige (rent and why?'

Kaige says, 'a while back, because everyone had 100 prestige anyway.'

McDougan says, 'aye, but it made it intereshting. whit ushe ish preshtige noo?'

Ea! says, 'We'd rather have it have some sort of more direct in game effect, and we're waiting until it's a bit further balanced before we do that.'

McDougan says, 'I've never sheen praishe of late'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Kaige says to McDougan, 'we're working on it.. and it is apparent with certain mobs'

McDougan says, 'Aulricht'

Chaykin says, 'but you aren't working on balance, right?'

Ea! says, 'Well, we haven't worked on it much recently, but balancing something that isn't used heavily is a lot easier than balancing something that is used all over the place.'

Chaykin nods solemnly.

McDougan nods his agreement with Ea!.


Medieval Odyssey Starting?

McDougan says, 'I havenae yet sheen any area updatesh int he pasht twa weeksh. when will the mediaeval oddyshey shtart?'

Kaige had no net access on vacation -- so her stuff will start tomorrow.

McDougan nods his agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce says, 'yeah, I'd say we were on vacation, is why'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'all my events were planned late month because of that'


Non-Proficiency Weapons?

McDougan says, 'in help weaponsh, it mentionsh mishcellanioush weaponsh, which ye cannae improve yer shikill in. Firshtly, I preshume ye can shtring, shay, a shucker-attack onto a con weapon now, but are there any planh for a misc weepun that'sh real powerful'

Kaige says, 'can you say that a bit plainer? I couldn't follow.'

Tobias says, 'He's asking about no-proficiency weapons, I think.'

LadyAce says, 'You mean, like the fork-tongued sword and the hook for a hand?'

Tobias says, 'fork-tongued sword isn't no-proficieny?'

Tobias blinks.

LadyAce says, 'it has a no-proficiency attack on it'

Kaige says, 'no weapon types and the messages that go with them can't be strung onto different weapons... it's an intrinsic part of that item'

Chaykin says, 'the blast attack'

Tobias says, 'oh, the extra thing'

McDougan says, 'thash not what I meant'

Kaige says, 'that's what I got out of the translated version too'

Kaige chuckles politely.

McDougan says, 'I meant, could ye have a weapon thash a con weapon, ushe the shucker-attack meshagesh?'

Chaykin says, 'are all those oddball attack types tied to a stat? like clawing and slicing are str, right?'

Kaige says, 'no.'

LadyAce says, 'oddball ones aren't tied to stats'

Chaykin says, 'so the only str attack is slash?'

LadyAce says, 'slice isn't oddball tho'

Tobias says, 'oddball like suction, or oddball like slice?'

LadyAce says, 'each stat has 3 that go with it'

Chaykin nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'the sucker attack type messages go only with weapons designated sucker which isn't tied to a profiency'

McDougan says, 'could they be tied, if deshired?'

Kaige says, 'no'

Quimby says, 'i still want to see some cool maces and hammers and axes im tired of swords and daggers and staffs'

McDougan says, 'why not?'

Kaige says, 'not the way the code is structured'

Tobias says, 'stab/sting/piece, slash/claw/slice, pound/crush/bludgeon?'

Quimby says, 'staves i guess even'

McDougan says, 'a morningshtar cuid be nishe'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Tobias.

Kaige says to Tobias, 'pretty much'

Lorenzo gets an RP coupon from a large duffel bag.

Chaykin says, 'what abou chop?'

Quimby says, 'axes'

Lorenzo gives an RP coupon to Pope Quimby.

Tobias says, 'that's strength too, isn't it?'

Chaykin says, 'one would think, but that's 4'

McDougan says, 'claw ish shtreength?'

Quimby gets a multi-color string coupon from a leather-lined satchel.

Chaykin says to McDougan, 'clawing is str'

LadyAce says, 'messages and damage types and stat-based'ness are integrally linked'

Quimby gives a multi-color coupon to Tobias.

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Archaon says, 'a? aint attacks still based on dex though?'

McDougan says, 'how hard ish it tae add a new weapon type?'

Chaykin says, 'my favorite extra-dam thingy is suck, I think'

Chaykin giggles.

Kaige says, 'not trivial'

LadyAce says, 'I like tangle'

Kaige says, 'not at this point'

Archaon chuckles politely at Chaykin's feeble witticism.

Tobias says, 'I killed aggybah cats with my powerful suctions!'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'dissolve'

Kaige giggles at Tobias.

Quimby says, 'lets make the bow of godiva shoot arrows'

Tobias says to Chaykin, 'Lick is silly.'

LadyAce says, 'smite!'

Kaige says to Tobias, 'my mage chars hate those cats'

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

Tobias says to Kaige, '*stomp cat*'

McDougan says, 'Alsho, are there any plansh for POWERFUl no-profishienshy weepunsh'

Chaykin nods his agreement with Tobias.

Susano smirks.

Kaige says to Tobias, 'if only it did damage'

LadyAce says, 'right now, it's not possible'

LadyAce says, 'powerful non-proficiency just don't go together'

Chaykin nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says to McDougan, 'up to the individual builders'

Chaykin says, 'powerful non-proficiency weapons kinda takes the point away from having proficiencies'

McDougan says, 'Weel, I dinnae mean REEELY powerful'

Tobias says, 'Being able to string attack types would be very cool, though'

Tobias grins evilly.


Strong Man's Mallet?

McDougan says, 'why ish the shtrobgmansh mallet a shtrength eepun?'

McDougan says, 'shoondsh muir like con'

Kaige says, 'didn't you just answer yourself?'

McDougan says, 'nae'

Kaige says, 'strong man -- strength?'

Kaige says, 'makes perfect sense to me'

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'but it is a mallet'

Archaon says, 'but be mallet'

Tobias says, 'but..its a mallot ^_~'

McDougan says, 'ish needsha lot of shtregngth tae usha it, aye, but it doesh crushing attacksh'

McDougan says, 'aye, but ish twa-handit'

Chaykin says to McDougan, 'you sure it's not just a very heavy con weapon?'

Kaige says, 'and con fighters don't need extra strength to wield those heavy con weapons?'

Tobias says, 'You need lotsa strength for it.'

McDougan says to Chaykin, 'nae coompletely'

Chaykin says, 'I don't think the mallet is str proficiency'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Straussy says to McDougan, 'blunt weapons are con, but you still must figure a weapons weight requires a wielder's strength'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Kaige thinks the mallet makes sense for what it is.

Kaige shrugs philosophically.


New Area Progress?

Harandra says, 'got a question on new areas, any word on danars ancient hawaii (at least i thought thats what he was working on), and the new inferno thingy?'

Harandra says, 'any projected times or anything like that'

Tobias says, 'Where's he been, anyways?'

Tobias says, 'Hasn't been here in forever. At least visibly.'

LadyAce says, 'Danar's away for a little while I think.'

LadyAce says, 'I haven't seen him, at any rate'

Tobias says, 'prolly researching Hawaii ^_~'

LadyAce says, 'so I don't think there's news to be told'

LadyAce says, 'I do know that Kae puts in new larderello stuff every few days'

McDougan says, 'whit areash in progresh are at whit shtage?'

Quimby says, 'how much research on a few islands do ya need'

Rusalka says, 'dunno what stage exactly, but it suonds cool'

McDougan says, 'whash larderello''

Rusalka smiles happily.

Harandra says, 'no idea on time frame or progress of any new areas?'

LadyAce says, 'Kae's hellstuff'

Tobias can't wait on Kae's areaaaaaa...

Kaige says, 'Town outside of Dante's Hell'

McDougan says, 'och!'

LadyAce says, 'we don't have any timeframes, no...these things don't really work on schedules, you guys know that :)'

McDougan says, 'sae ish italian noo?'

McDougan says to LadyAce, 'I jusht meant how much ish done'

Kaige says, 'it was theoretically before.'

Quimby says, 'now that we have greece dont you think ancient rome is well past due'

Rusalka says, 'it's hard to mention'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'you still hoping to have the Klein update in for summer odyssey?'

Rusalka says, 'not in testing'

Rusalka says, 'how's that?'

McDougan says, 'weel, aye, but naewheer near italy'

Quimby says, 'just dont let croaker make it... greece is hard enough'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'I'm working on Kaige's last few testing comments right now :)'

McDougan says to Quimby, 'whit wuid ye put in?'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'awesome :)'

Quimby says, 'a colliseum'

LadyAce says to Chaykin, 'I'm hoping Sandra will take a peek soon'

Rusalka cheers for LadyAce - huzzah!

Quimby says, 'chariot races'

Tobias says to LadyAce, 'Your joust thing gonna be in that?'

LadyAce says, 'yeah, the joust thingy is in there'

McDougan says, 'och!'

Tobias cheers wildly!

Quimby says, 'we can crucify christians like tancred'

Quimby says, 'the vatican'

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

Rusalka might take ut the Champion then

Rusalka looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says to Quimby, 'but that'd be ancient, not med =)'

Kaige says, 'the colliseum that is'

LadyAce says, 'I have a ton of more ideas to put in to the area, but I am trying to make myself put an end to it'

Rusalka says, 'the vatican would be cool'

Quimby says, 'not sure how old the vatican is'

Kaige says, 'colleseum? sp? whichever'

Quimby says, 'i would guess at least 1000 years'

Straussy says to Rusalka, 'no chance :P'

LadyAce says to Rusalka, 'you should keep the champion :P he can come to the joust sometime'

Tobias says, 'I had a colliseum mini game idea I sent out, but never got any feedback.'

Rusalka says, 'need the bit with two popes'

Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'it's like a painting, true artists never really feel that they are done'

Tobias says, 'Feedback, even.'

Tobias mopes around, depressed.

Rusalka nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says to LadyAce, 'it can be the neverending area polishing act like arabia is'

Rusalka says to LadyAce, 'very cool :)'

LadyAce giggles at Kaige.

Tobias says to Kaige, 'The arabian grooming places are spiffy'

Kaige giggles at Tobias.

Kaige thanks Tobias. Rusalka needs to take a week off work and finish a lot of bits up


Housing & Lights?

Quimby says, 'and i want a light in my main roomo f my house im tired of not being able to see in the dark in a 3000 per day rent main room'

Quimby says, 'i actually trapped myself once i removed all dropped my bots and nothing else i couldnt see'

Quimby says, 'couldn't quit y cause it wouldnt let me'

Quimby says, 'i could rent but did me no good'

Quimby says, 'main room of a tudor house a golden candelabra or soemthing'

Rusalka shakes her head.

Rusalka says, 'they didn't have that then'

Rusalka says, 'although'

Quimby says, 'main room of a tudor house a golden candelabra or soemthing'

Quimby says, 'a single candle'

Rusalka says, 'i should make it can catch on fire easily'

Rusalka says to Quimby, 'you can bring candles in'

Quimby says, '' yeah but when i drop them i see no results'

Quimby says, 'or even a lantern hanging ona wall'

Tobias says, 'isn't there a candelabra available that's a room light?'

Rusalka says, 'i thought lights on the floor made light'

Kaige says, 'Movable light sources is on our "wish list" so you could drop it anywhere and it'd stay lit'

Quimby says, 'i remember when the courtyard was lit all day/night'

Rusalka says, 'if i made a main room in tudor with lights, i'd be awful tempted ot figure out how to make it catch on fire'

McDougan says to Rusalka, 'Changing the time tae the great fire?'

Archaon cheers for Rusalka - huzzah!

Chaykin says to Rusalka, 'you can link the fire in London to the spontaneous combustion'

Rusalka says, 'ooh'

Quimby says, 'fine give me a damn halogen lamp that i got from my travels to pittsburgh'

Rusalka writes that down!

McDougan says to Rusalka, 'shikshteen shikshty four, wahs it?'

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'the theatre shoudl catch on fire too'

Rusalka giggles.

Quimby says, 'hell no im right next to the darn theatre'

Archaon says, 'but not too frequently'

Rusalka giggles.

Rusalka says, 'that theatre did burn down'

Rusalka nods her agreement with Archaon.

Chaykin says to Rusalka, 'we could hold Legend fire drills, to practice evacuating in the event of the real fire'

Rusalka says, 'at least i thought it did'

Archaon nods solemnly.

Rusalka looks up into the sky and ponders.

Rusalka nods her agreement with Chaykin.

Rusalka says, 'i may be thinking of the other one..but i believe that one did'

Archaon says, 'i thought it did'

Rusalka nods her agreement with Archaon.

Rusalka says, 'yes..there were two Globes'

Rusalka says, 'all that straw on the top'

Chaykin says, 'hehe, it'd suck for anyone with a house there'

Quimby says, 'maybe have london bridge fall into the thames once in a while'

Rusalka grins evilly.

Rusalka says to Chaykin, 'maybe could limit the extne'

Rusalka says to Quimby, 'i've actually thought about doing the tides'

Rusalka says, 'when the tide ran in, the Thames got really reall dangerous'

Quimby says, 'add another streat so i can get off the bridge then'

Rusalka says, 'they called it "shooting the Thames"'

Quimby says, 'cool'

Archaon says, 'why not be able to JUMP off the bridge... or be pushed off?'


Abbey Population?

Quimby says, 'oh can the abbey get back to having more acolytes and monsk and pilgrims like it used to i dont see the need for all the animals'

Quimby says, 'it was at one time a really good low-mid area for exp'

Kaige says to Quimby, 'passed that idea from the idea file on to Charity already'


XP Loss & Perma Death?

Nepon says, 'this will seem a little off the wall but would it be possible to maybe set to where a character doesnt lose or gain xp? (as an individual character's option) this way they never have to worry about perma but they also can never redeem'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'I dunno...that seems sorta unbalancing to me'

Nepon says, 'i know thats a little out there but it would make the game alot more fun for me'

Nepon says, 'why unbalanced?'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'you would be able to lead scads of runs, get eq for people etc. without losing anything or having any risk'

Quimby says, 'true'

Nepon says, 'you gain one advantage and take one away'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'perma is probably a worse risk than the potential of redeeming is a gain you'd miss'

Quimby says, 'maybe lower the death xp loss a bit?'

Archaon nods his agreement with Quimby.

Nepon says, 'i hadnt thought of that but something needs to be done cause its alot harder to gain 750k xp than it is to lose it'

Quimby says, 'i die a lot cause i take risks, but the rewards of thise risks are pretty big'

Ea! says, 'If anything, I think the xp loss at death is low.'

Nepon says to Ea!, 'thats easy for you to say your an imm'

Zandy says, 'xp loss from death is trivial.'

Ea! says to Nepon, 'I'm also a player. '

Lorenzo says, 'and it's not all about xp and redeeming, either -- if that's not what you're after, you haven't traded anything for this impunity.'

Quimby says, 'i do like a nonperma redeem option'

McDougan says, 'Why not jusht shtay permanently at fourtchy-fibe?'

McDougan says, 'it wairksh weel!'

Quimby says, 'i have a pretitle so getting 100 mil exp is pointless'

LadyAce says, 'in other words, you don't want us to change xp loss at death :P we won't change it in a way you like.'

ArchAngel says, 'you should make it so when dueling its not so easy to perma someone for any one particular reason or another. especially after that persons been killed once and is trying to retrieve his corpse'

Straussy says, 'well in any case of numbers it should be easier to loose death xp than it is to keep it'

Chaykin says, 'I still think we should just add levels 51-80, that'd give everyone more stuff to do ;)'

Quimby says, 'that or make it so if you die to something like a boar at level 50 your not losing 750k to a mob that you get no exp from'

Phoenix snickers at Chaykin nastily.

Ea! says to Chaykin, 'Easier said than done.'

Chaykin says to Ea!, 'oh I know :)'

LadyAce says to Quimby, 'some of the xp loss is due to the shame of it all :P'

Quimby says, 'i dont mind losing it if i gain at least a 3rd of that exp in a kill'

McDougan blinks at Quimby.

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Quimby says, 'yeah but that pookah can be just nasty at times'

Lorenzo says, 'But we *should* mind losing it.'

LadyAce says to ArchAngel, 'the solution there is to just rent, you can't be perma'd that way'

Zandy says to Quimby, 'were you here for the pain of old deaths?'

Nepon says, 'well all i know is ive had a perma warning for 3 months now and its getting on my nerves'

Quimby says, 'hrrrm dont know'

Archaon goes EEK! at Nepon in distress - isn't Nepon an awful person for teasing?

McDougan says to Nepon, 'shkeery!'

Quimby says, 'i remember a mud though where if you died i think it was 15 times you were really dead'

Quimby shudders.

Nepon says, 'takes days to gain the xp and one little slip up and im back where i started'

LadyAce says, 'I know that it can be difficult to see, but you will find that if you don't mind so much when you die, you won't mind so much when you live, either.'

Tobias says, 'XP loss for my midlevel char ain't too bad.'

Quimby says, 'and im tired of mobs that are dying suddenly getting super powers and they kill in one hit at dying'

Tobias says, 'He dies like...every three minutes cause he's doing area attacks in crusades'

Straussy says, 'especially since most players just go to PD or SL nowadays'

Quimby says, 'forgot at'

Archaon says, 'and why cant you get xp when they die from posion that you gave them?'

Kaige says, 'you gotta do a LITTLE work'

Nepon says, 'thats a cop out'

Quimby sticks his tongue out at Straussy. =P

Taco says, 'you need to make a higher xp area for 50s heheh'

Aurelius says, 'theres tons of mobs good for 50s..!'

Taco says, 'vip 50s only *rofl*'

Aurelius says, 'Salem, Boston...good place'

Archaon says, 'that really pisses me off, i die whilse trying to kill em, then they die from posion and i get nothing...'

Aurelius laughs at Taco.

Phoenix nods his agreement with Aurelius.

McDougan says to Nepon, 'why nae dae queshtsh for a bit?'

Chaykin says, 'I think they did say a few weeks ago they're looking into making some more individual high-level mobs around the mud'

Quimby says, 'but usually one mob is what i kill then im out of action for at least 30 min while i regen and heal and regen again'

Kaige says, 'there's 474 level 50's out there.'

Kaige says, 'so point them out... we have trouble knowing it, if you don't help us'

LadyAce says to Archaon, 'the mud has to be able to tell that you gave them the poison. you hafta be fighting, and under risk.'

Quimby says, 'some aren't worth spit though'

LadyAce says, 'if they're not worth the trouble they are to kill, it may be intentional or it may not be, you should ask and find out'

ArchAngel says, 'only think i kinda hate is the amount of xp you need to level after a while... it takes so freaking long.. i have 3 othar chars i made for the fun of it because i go tired of trying to get xp and all'

Quimby says, 'some i would only kill if i had a request for an item fromt hat mob'

Aurelius says to ArchAngel, 'but at 50...you feel great!'

Straussy says to ArchAngel, 'You're trying to level to 50 in a day thats why'

Phoenix says, 'arabia, brahman area, tara, sidheland, crusades, lots of lvl 50 areas for good xp'

Archaon goes EEK! at Kaige in distress - isn't Kaige an awful person for teasing?

Straussy says, 'it shouldnt be how fast you can do it'

Quimby says, 'like ragnhild i think shes way too hard for her exp'

Aurelius says, 'THen you look at the xptolevel at 50 .. =)'

Quimby says, 'and 5 dex isn't much'

Chaykin says, 'I think everyone should take their time levelling, and develop their character meanwhile'

LadyAce says, 'some of them are hard relative to xp because they have eq or because they're used for quests or because they're needed for newbies'

Kaige says to Archaon, 'we're immortal, not omniscient'

Nepon says, 'theres no areas that will allow a level 50 to gain millions of xp on their own'

Phoenix says, 'ive gone to lvl 50 in a little over 12 hours before =P'

Aurelius says to Kaige, 'really??'

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Chaykin.

Kaige says to Aurelius, 'most days anyway... =)'

Phoenix says, 'in the old system'

Phoenix snickers softly.

Aurelius grins evilly.

Taco says, 'can you make some omniscient mobs worth 50000000000 xp?'

McDougan says to Nepon, 'nairth shide pirate den ish prooly the SHAFEHT eshperiensh'

Aurelius rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Kaige says, 'sure.. but I'll make 'em wizinvis too'

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

ArchAngel says, 'that would be sweet'

LadyAce giggles at Kaige.

Phoenix snickers at Kaige nastily.

Nepon says, 'pirates den is a group area'

Chaykin giggles.

Aurelius says to McDougan, '*lol* I remember when people hated going there.. =)'

Phoenix says, 'no it isnt'

Aurelius says, 'no it's run practically more than once every day!'

Aurelius says, 'I think savannah is the best xp.'

Phoenix says, 'Hp in mage gear can solo pirates'

Kaige can fix that.

Quimby says, 'i saw this a few times earlier this week someone killed another persons mob that they were fighting, or in one instance one person healed the mob while that person was fighting cause they wanted to use that mob for a quest or something'

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

Tobias says, 'AT is great xp ^_~'

McDougan says to Aurelius, 'I SHTILL dunnae like nairthshide'

Ea! says to Kaige, 'Well, right -- if they're omniscient, they know where you'll attack and can dodge it all.'

McDougan says to Aurelius, 'I shaid shafe, nae fun'

Nepon says, 'i dont want to group for 5 hours a day just to get out of a two or three death xp hole'

Chaykin says, 'you guys need to stop telling the imms all the places that are good easy xp :P'

ArchAngel says, 'i love pd... even though i did on it once.....'

Kaige will be fiddling with savanna next month as it is.

Chaykin gives a firm poke in the ribs to everyone in the room.

McDougan says, 'the other shidesh are better'

Kaige nods her agreement with Ea!.

Quimby says, 'i dontrun n pd anymore'

LadyAce says, 'we keep stats'

Quimby says, 'i dont like it and i personally think its way too easy'

Kaige knows savanna needs looked at.

Rusalka says, 'we need to use our phone...laters :)'

Rusalka waves happily.

Aurelius goes ACK TTTHHHHHPPPPPTTTTT! all over Kaige - what a mess!

Chaykin waves good-bye to Rusalka.

Quimby says, 'when i want to run the other sides noone wants to bother'

Aurelius says to Kaige, 'nooo...my home...and prison.'

Kaige does have a few tools for things like that.

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

LadyAce says, 'we know which mobs are killed and how often and by what level chars :P'

Lorenzo hangs his head.

Lorenzo scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Taco says, 'KEWL!'

LadyAce says, 'Kaige made neato tools'

Quimby says, 'is it wrong for a level 50 to actually kill a level 50 mob unaided'

ArchAngel says, 'boy i must be among a lot of those chars with name and nicoli and strike.....'

Archaon says, 'and by what characters?'

Quimby says, 'mobs like dimmesdale'

Quimby says, 'i actualyl have to stop in the fight and heal or i wont survive past 8 hits or so'

Phoenix says, 'upsets me i can lvl off mice in tara'

Kaige says to Quimby, 'nope, bnut not all level 50s were intended that way =)'

Quimby says, 'i dont like charmies i alway mess up and end up fighting them myself'

Phoenix chuckles politely at Quimby's feeble witticism.

Chaykin says, 'I've never had trouble keeping enough xp'

Chaykin shrugs philosophically.

Aurelius giggles at Quimby.

Quimby says, 'i dont even like my dopple'

Taco says, 'me either quimby'

Tobias says to Quimby, 'You don't have a doppel ^_~'

Phoenix says, 'charmies just take a while to get used to'

Aurelius loves his charmies.

Nepon says, 'i still think there should be some option other than permadeath to control a character getting under a certain number of xp!'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'I can sympathize with feeling under the gun, but we have to call it enough at some point, and have a 'really bad' thing that can happen.'

Quimby says, 'all i have that stupid thing do is sit on its butt while i exp'

Aurelius says, 'Yeah i remember the first time I had a charmy char...did me more harm than good...'

Quimby says, 'but i dont like seeing creates enter sl or something and solo the whole area'

Quimby says, 'with charmies'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'I would bet that there are people out there and even people here who will help you recover from that'

Nepon says to LadyAce, 'but there also needs to be a way out of it when you get to that point'

Chaykin laughs with amusement.

Aurelius rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Kaige says, 'reject all, and go slaughter stuff?'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'kill small stuff that won't kill you'

Phoenix nods his agreement with Kaige.

Tobias says, 'go on the aggybah kitty smashing spree'

Taco says, 'or kill bane at level 10 its fun'

LadyAce says to Nepon, 'not tiny teensy stuff, but midlevel stuff'

Aurelius says, 'Or accept all and kill everyone...20k xp per kill adds up quite a bit!'

Aurelius says, 'j/k =)'

Quimby says, 'your probably not is as bad a rut as shane he hasn't ever seen the other side of 7500000 exp'

Kaige giggles at Aurelius.

Aurelius goes EEK! at Quimby in distress - isn't Quimby an awful person for teasing?

Quimby says, 'he died when he reached 50 and never recovered'

Nepon says, 'thats the stuff that got me here'

Aurelius says, 'hm...could probably try Dun over and over and over..Barney...'

Aurelius says, 'Klein with a gauche..'

Lorenzo says to Nepon, 'Find a healer type, symbiose.'

Quimby says, 'i already have plans for my next incarnation :)'

Archaon brandishes a main gauche menacingly.

Nepon says, 'i have specifically said i dont want to have to group'

Archaon says, 'me like klein'

Nepon says, 'there is nothing i can kill to get out of this xp hole that doesnt land a killing blow on me enough times to negate it'

LadyAce says, 'you don't have to group, but you might need to attack only certain mobs to go with single-fighter tactics'

LadyAce says, 'or specialize in single-fighter skills'

Lorenzo says to Nepon, 'I can understand that, but... you have a penalty to overcome, and it's not fair to expect to be handed a way to do that on your own terms.'

Lorenzo shrugs philosophically.

Nepon says, 'well its been fun having all my ideas and suggestions laughed at but i think i will go now'

Nepon gives everyone the finger. Lorenzo comforts Nepon.

Kaige says, 'why is when we disagree and do it logically we're laughing?'

Kaige sighs loudly.

Chaykin says to Kaige, 'huh?'

Kaige says, 'Nepon'

Lorenzo sighs loudly.

Tobias says to Kaige, 'Cause it makes us sound that much more mean.'

Kaige thought everyone was answering him rather constructively.

Quimby says, 'he wanted a no exp loss /gain option?'

Chaykin says, 'dunno what his deal is'

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Kaige.

Quimby says, 'i dont like it eitehr whats the point of playing then'

Quimby says, 'you cant go out and expect to solo the world here find a few things that you are good at kiling and kill them'

Phoenix says, 'i think Q and A is about done?'

LadyAce says, 'looking that way, if we got all the questions.'

Phoenix grins evilly.

Ea! waves happily.

LadyAce waves happily.


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