Lecture Series Index

November 1st, 2001

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Halloween Kudos
Hook & Fight Messages?
Housing in Klein?
Balm vs Roots & PK?
Balm & The OOC?
Where to find PKOK Info?
Looting in PKILL?
Money in Containers?
General Kudos

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Halloween Kudos

Glip says, 'first, BRAVO to any who where involved in yesterdays halloween games and such, I know for one that I think it was a blast'

LadyAce smiles at Glip.

Myrrdin nods his agreement with Glip.


Hook & Fight Messages?

Glip says, 'now for my question'

Glip ponders his own existence - better keep an eye on him.

Glip says, 'its about fight messages and stuff'

LadyAce says, 'okie'

Glip says, 'when I fight with a hook instead of a hand, it never says im hitting with that'

Glip says, 'its always my other weapon that im getting extra attack from'

Myrrdin says, 'you have fighttype compact?'

Glip says, 'just wondering if that could be changed?'

Glip nods his agreement with Myrrdin.

Myrrdin says, 'thats why, compact does not show weapon type'

Glip says, 'yes it does'

Myrrdin says, 'it just shows the kind of damage it does'

Kaige says, 'weapon typ as opposed to short desc...'

Myrrdin says, 'like this'

Myrrdin picks up Endbringer, Shadowmage's staff and shakes it vigorously.

Glip looks up into the sky and ponders.

Myrrdin says, 'I get crushes and flames for fight messages'

Kaige says, 'if both your weapons are the same damage type, it might not be as obvious to you.'

Myrrdin says, 'what do you use as regular weapon'

Glip says, 'well, I dont use a weapon right now, but when I did I found that when I pierced hard with the hook, it was always the dagger that got the message'

Glip says, 'you pierce a puppy hard with your katar'

Glip says, 'something like that'

Glip says, 'it never said anything about the hook'

Kaige says to Glip, 'have you reported it via bug?'

Kaige says, 'sounds like something to look into.'

Myrrdin says to Glip, 'find a friendly imm to watch you fight :P so they can check it'

Glip says, 'nope, never knew it was a bug, thats why i asked'

Glip says, 'ill bug it :)'

Glip looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige smiles at Glip.

Glip says, 'how do I word it'

Glip snickers softly.

LadyAce says, 'I haven't heard of it before, that's for sure'

Kaige says to Glip, 'basically if something doesn't seem to work the way you would expect it to, report it via bug'

Myrrdin says, 'something like when I use hook as a weapon it is not being reported in fight'

Glip says, 'only reason I wonder is cause I want to string something to hook so that it looks like im fighting with claws and a tail or something, sorta like an animal'

Myrrdin says, 'or misreported'

Myrrdin shrugs helplessly.

Glip says, 'typical druid style from ancient lore where they where believed to take on the shape of an animal in combat'

Kaige says, 'basically how you asked the question would work'

Myrrdin says to Kaige, 'that sound about right?'

Kaige nods her agreement with Myrrdin.

Myrrdin says to Glip, 'like diablo II expansion :P'

Glip says, 'ill try to make sense when I bug it :)'

Glip says, 'k, im done for now'

Glip nods his agreement with Myrrdin.

Kaige smiles at Glip.

Kaige thanks Glip heartily.


OOC & Spells/Affects?

Glip says, 'its about going ooc while flying or meditating and such'

Glip says, 'just wondering what the reasoning is why we cant'

Myrrdin says, 'the worst is sustained breath cause it lasts forever'

Glip nods his agreement with Myrrdin.

Myrrdin says, 'and I see no pk advantage to sustained breath :P'

LadyAce says, 'the reason is that we don't want people to use the ooc to keep their spells from wearing off'

Glip says, 'ahh, but you dont do anything in ooc correct?'

Glip says, 'I mean game wize'

LadyAce says, 'right, so it wouldn't tick down'

Glip says, 'you cant earn exp in ooc?'

Nada says, 'thre aren't enough uses for sustained breath, that would require new areas / acts / quests'

Myrrdin says to Glip, 'they want to keep people from doing things like vanish, going ooc, waiting for a target and coming ic to kill them...easier in coding to just do it for blanket spell effects'

Glip says, 'so how would one have an advantage by going ooc while spelled up, it still has same duration in game'

Glip says, 'ahh, now that make sense'

Myrrdin says to LadyAce, 'right?'

Glip says, 'ok, but flying is that overpowered?'

Glip says, 'by going ooc while flying, or sustained breath?'

LadyAce says, 'well, if your spell lasts 5 ticks, you can go ooc, and the timer stops running'

Myrrdin says to Glip, 'like I said, easier to just code it for blanket spell effewcts than each individual spell'

Glip says, 'well, this is true.. just a pain when you where an item that is perma fly'

LadyAce says, 'sustained breath, maybe you'd run ooc and hang out so it didn't tick down while you waiting on a PD CR, I dunno'

LadyAce says, 'er, while you were'

Glip says, 'ahh, thats pretty lame ladyace, but I get the point'

Glip giggles.

Myrrdin says to LadyAce, 'anybody that went back into pd to wait for cr is an idiot :P'

LadyAce says, 'we just want to make a separation between the game and ooc, where you can't get any advantages from it'

Nada says, 'can you undo sustained breath manually, if it is not a spellcasted'

LadyAce says, 'you can hit rent, you're at an inn anyway'

Nada nods solemnly.

Glip says, 'well, what about items that give you perma effects?'

Nada says, 'remove them'

Glip says, 'such as perma fly'

Myrrdin says to Glip, 'take it off :'

Kaige says, 'you can take them off and put them back on'

Myrrdin giggles.

LadyAce says, 'yea, get undressed :)'

Nada says, 'naked is good'

Glip blushes bright red.

Myrrdin says to Glip, 'ladyace likes guys who get undressed'

Kaige says, 'ooc..land of the free spirits'

Glip says, 'not with me'

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

Nada smiles happily.

Glip says, 'I am currently enspelled with strength'

Glip says, 'and ooc'

Kaige can fix that.

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

Nada laughs with amusement.

Glip giggles.

Myrrdin cackles gleefully at Kaige - whatever he's going to do to her, glad it's not you!

LadyAce says, 'we have to block out each spell individually, unfortunately'

LadyAce says, 'and code the ability to block the spell, individually'

Nada says, 'does poison work in ooc?'

Glip says, 'so what I am getting at is, cant we stop the senseless stopage of not allowing us to go ooc while flying'

Myrrdin says, 'yes'

Kaige says, 'actually no, we can check for that now.'

Nada says, 'poison is used a lot in pkill'

Myrrdin says, 'I had it work once I think'

Kaige says, 'that's the [affected_by_spell check instead of the easy ones which had affectes tied to them'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Glip says, 'all I ask is you think on the spell fly or flight, and maybe take it away, just would make life simplar for us mages who like to go ooc sometimes'

Kaige says, 'well part of the FLYING thing is also so you can't take airplanes ooc'

Glip says, 'airplanes, there are airplanes here?'

Glip looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige has created a Sopwith Pup!

Glip says, 'wow'

Kaige purges a Sopwith Pup.

Glip says, 'hmm, do they basically give you the spelleffect or is it an object effect and different from spell?'

Nada is just pleased to be in a Q&A after 4 yrs.

Kaige says, 'the planes? they give you a player affect. which some spells can give you, and some objects can give you.'

LadyAce smiles at Nada.

Kaige says, 'which are different from just being affected by some spells'

Glip says, 'ahh'

Glip says, 'well, could you just stop the the planes and not the spells?'

Kaige shakes her head.

Glip nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'it reuses a lot of code'

Kaige says, 'they all set the same player affect on you.'

LadyAce says, 'the way we do things does, I mean'

Glip says, 'K, again, asked and answered again. thanks bunces for clearing my head'

Glip waves happily.

LadyAce says, 'more efficient, but less granular than would be convenient sometimes'

Glip nods his agreement with LadyAce.


Housing in Klein?

Delandel says, 'did housing get installed in klein yet'

LadyAce says, 'no, the update is still in testing'

Delandel says, 'I'm sorry to be like this'

Delandel says, 'but it has been in testing for some time'

Delandel says, 'almost a year now'

Delandel says, 'cause I really want a house in there'

Myrrdin says, 'they bug stomping'

Myrrdin stomps around.

Delandel chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'it's true, it's been in testing a long time. I'm simply not finished with it yet.'

LadyAce says, 'I know it is frustrating to wait, I wish it were finished too.'

Delandel says to LadyAce, 'I'm sure you'll get it done though! :)'

Myrrdin says to LadyAce, 'understandable with you doing update, you have a million things on plate'

Delandel says to LadyAce, 'save a cozy spot for me?'

Delandel winks suggestively at LadyAce.

LadyAce giggles.


Balm vs Roots & PK?

Delandel says, 'What was your justification for introducing balms instead of roots?'

Myrrdin says to Delandel, 'all the creates whining :P'

LadyAce says, 'the basic idea is that making someone starve to heal is ridiculous'

Delandel says, 'well'

Delandel says, 'I think my PK had greatly suffered'

LadyAce says, 'so we wanted to use another mechanism to boost hp that didn't take eating'

Delandel says to LadyAce, 'I mean poulticers can still poultice'

LadyAce says, 'we're still looking at the impact of the change, with revisions planned for the future'

LadyAce says, 'well, we wanted it to be different than other types of healing which were out there, too.'

Delandel says, 'my char requires instant healing'

Delandel says, 'for PK I use it effectively'

Delandel says, 'as a substitute for con'

LadyAce says, 'you might want to make some changes until we've finished our changes, then'

Delandel says, 'if it takes minutes to heal I cannot get back in the action as quickly, and I think making such a change effect all create mages, especially 2nd circle'

LadyAce says, 'we're not at a final status with this change, but we're proceding slowly to keep things from swinging too wildly'

Kaige says, 'find a pk healer to group up with'

LadyAce says, 'we know there's a problem, and we'll take a look at it when the change has had time to be fully examined and pounded on by players'

Delandel says, 'I think that's a good idea LadyAve'

Delandel says, 'Ace even'

Delandel says, 'May I suggest using Create PK polls'

Delandel says, 'maybe to get a sense of how they feel on this topic'

LadyAce says, 'we already know there's a problem'

Myrrdin says, 'problem with a poll is they can't possible come up with everybody to pick that shows their true feelings'

LadyAce says, 'we're just not ready to look at solutions'

LadyAce says, 'not until the change has been in a bit longer.'

LadyAce says to Nada, 'ok, what were you askin?'


Balm & The OOC?

Nada says, 'are balms spells or item affects'

Ea! says, 'It's a spell that creates an item that casts a spell that gives an affect.'

Nada says, 'would the balm disappear in ooc while you are not healing'

Ea! says, 'shouldn't.'

LadyAce giggles.

Nada smiles happily.

Nada is trapped in a logicial loop


Where to find PKOK Info?

Nada says, 'is there an article or something that tells how the pkok works?'

LadyAce says, 'help pkok'

LadyAce says, 'and help accept'

Nada says, 'so does pkok mean you can have more than 1 pk-enable char'

LadyAce says, 'yes, you can'

Nada says, 'and if you pk someone, you do not have to worrry about their clan because you didnt' pkok them'

Nada says, 'or do you automatically pkok their entire clan'

LadyAce says, 'no, there's no automatic thing like that'

Nada nods solemnly.


Looting in PKILL?

Delandel says, 'ok, in PK can you loot?'

Nada claps for Delandel approvingly.

Kaige nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'if you have steal'

Delandel says, 'now let's get hypothetic'

Kaige says, 'and if you steal something you're always accepting the owner of the item'

Delandel says, 'say I am a big STR/CON character'

Delandel says, 'and I have low dex'

Delandel says, 'how can I steal something'

LadyAce says, 'you can take it back without stealing'

Delandel says, 'not back'

LadyAce says, 'but if you want to be a thief, you have to train your thieving abilities'

Delandel says, 'but in PK that's not right'

LadyAce says, 'if you want that ability, you have to pay for it with the stats that match the ability'

Kaige says, 'or team up with someone who has it.'

Delandel says, 'Stealing from a corpse hardly takes skill'

LadyAce says, 'so you're unlikely to fail :)'

Delandel says, 'and to make it so hard for someone to take something off of a dead body I think is ridiculous'

Delandel says, 'so are you saying I should sacrifice my stats to get 60 dex so I can loot eq from a dead body?'

Kaige waves her "grouping is good" banner.

LadyAce says, 'I can't comment on the specific pre-reqs of a skill'

Delandel says, 'well, I am saying is let stealing deal with live things but give the chance for a STR character to steal something from someone's corpse'

LadyAce says, 'we can take that as feedback. Can you put that in on the 'idea' channel?'

Delandel says, 'ok, but I hope it will make a change, thanks for your attention.'

LadyAce smiles at Delandel.


Money in Containers?

Delandel says, 'can i put money in a bag'

Kaige says, 'you can put cash from pittsburgh in a bag, but not gold coins.'

Delandel says, 'maybe that would be a good change'

Kaige has been trying to get that on in the works since about day 2 btw.

Kaige chuckles politely.

Delandel says, 'just think about it'

Delandel says, 'have a bag with a dollar sign on it'

Kaige says, 'the thing is once you pick up gold it's not longer an object. it's a number stored on your player.'

Delandel says, 'true'

Delandel says, 'can you drop money?'

Kaige says, 'and converting it back and forth all the time isn't that negligible. And drop is kinda convoluted so it hasn't been high on the priority scale to actually make happen'

Delandel says, 'ok thank you'

Delandel says, 'just wanted to know the current situation on the money problem'

Delandel says, 'pardon the pun'

Delandel chuckles to himself at something that strikes him funny but no one else.

Kaige says to Delandel, 'it's currency on my wish list, but not high priority'

Delandel smiles at Kaige.


General Kudos

Delandel says, 'GREAT WORK you guys! This place wouldn't be the same without you!'

Kaige thanks Delandel heartily.

Nada smiles happily.

Delandel says, 'are skill trees still out there?'

Nada says, 'it is good to know you are still running the show'

Kaige says, 'way out there'

Kaige sighs loudly.

Delandel says, 'ya'

Delandel says, 'I guess it is that goal we hope to once achieve and keep thriving towards it'

Delandel says, 'mostly I agree with the changes you made'

Delandel waves good-bye to Kaige.

Delandel hugs Kaige.

Kaige says, 'thanks for coming. =)'

Kaige gives gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Kaige waves happily.


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