Lecture Series Index

January 31st, 2002

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Chances of Sniping?
A Frozen Status?
More Weather Affects?
Marauder's Status?
Tithes for Clans?
Styx Called to Active Duty
Poll & Pkill?
Contract Killing?
Seeing Who Accepts You?
Lag: What's Compression?
More on Seeing Accepts?
OTS & History of Legend
Zmud & Compression?
New Areas?
Upcoming Workshop?
Any Tinyplots Planned?
Character Jobs/Ideas?

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Chances of Sniping?

Reaper says, 'why can't a gun shot have the off chance of instantly killing somebody?'

Reaper says, 'I mean it IS a gun'

Reaper says, 'and you tend to strive more towards reality atm'

Kaige says, 'that's what snipe is.'

LadyAce says, 'you can actually do that already'

Reaper says, 'yeah, but the chance of a sniper isn't often and you have to aim'

Reaper says, 'I'm talking one shot no aim...could happen in the middle of a fight'

Kaige says, 'yeah... there's a price for that kind of instant gratification.'

Reaper looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'and it can.. it's just really rare'

Boreas says, 'if you don't aim, there should still be a very slight chance of killing. People do die from stray bullets occasionally.'

LadyAce says, 'well, we can't replicate guns 100% or the balance would be rather offset.'

Boreas nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Reaper says, 'what about hand grenades?'

Spite says, 'you give snipers that, then I wanna see causes be able to ID players and in mid combat'

Reaper says, 'can those be implemented?'

LadyAce says, 'I mean, once guns were introduced, and people knew how to use them properly, every other sort of weapon declined rapidly'

Reaper says, 'throw it into an inn and watch the pkillers come running out...'

Kaige says, 'those are rolled in with other explosives and they're at some midway point of implementation.'

LadyAce says, 'so unless we want to give up on making swords and daggers worth your time, we can't replicate guns 100%. We can only make them a viable option among many viable options.'

Reaper says, 'really?'

Boreas says, 'still, mobs with guns in midlevels tend to be a lot harder than mobs without them'

Kaige says, 'mostly because of questions of how to balance the power they represent'

Kaige nods her agreement with Reaper.


A Frozen Status?

Reaper says, 'how about a frozen status?'

Reaper says, 'make it an actual spell and/or affect from maybe the ice dagger or another weapon'

Reaper says, 'it could add one extra skill lag on you'

Spite sighs loudly.

LadyAce says, 'well, we have binding and such already'

Kaige says, 'how's it different from paralyze since we don't have temperatures to thaw you out?'

Boreas says, 'or maybe just make it comprable to burned?'

Tobias says, 'Its different in that you'd be dead ^_~'

Tobias giggles.

Adamar says, 'freezer burn?'

Reaper nods his agreement with Boreas.

LadyAce says, 'frostbite'

LadyAce giggles.

Adamar says, 'and have fingers or toes fall off...'

LadyAce says, 'all you people running around Alaska in your little tunics and sandals are going to lose toes!'

Reaper nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Spite cheers wildly!

Tobias says, 'Eep!'

Boreas shivers uncomfortably when she catches sight of a snowstorm.

Quintano chuckles politely at LadyAce's feeble witticism.

Reaper says, 'oh well....that's my two unorthodox retarded cents...I'm gonna go pkill =P'

Reaper tips his hat gallantly.

Kaige wishes Reaper good luck!

Trinity chortles with amusement.


More Weather Affects?

Boreas says, 'it would be nice to 'ave weather do more, and 'ave more of an effect on things, but that would be a major codechange, I think'

LadyAce says, 'it's certainly on the list'

LadyAce smiles at Boreas.

Kaige says, 'it's on our wish list'

Boreas smiles happily.

LadyAce points at Adamar.

Spite says, 'oh god'

Quintano snickers at Spite nastily.

Kaige says, 'but in order for that to happen, there's a lot of boring behind the scenes stuff that has to happen too (re weather)'


Marauder's Status?

Adamar says, 'what is the status of marauder now?'

LadyAce says, 'we can't really comment on admin situations with players'

LadyAce says, 'I did notice a post from him on news tho'

Adamar says, 'so, he won't be back for a while'

Kaige says, 'he's on now.'

Kaige peers at Adamar, looking him up and down.

Adamar chuckles politely.

Kaige chuckles politely.

Adamar nods his agreement with Kaige.

Quintano nods his agreement with Kaige.

Quintano smiles happily.

Kaige says, 'was just on chat a bit ago.'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Kaige says, 'read his news post. be informed!'

Kaige giggles.

Quintano says, 'He tformed my stuff earlier today:P'

Quintano models his equipment.


Tithes for Clans?

Trinity says, 'I actually idea-ed this a while ago, but how about a tithe-type command, in regards to clandeposit'

Kaige smiles at Trinity.

Trinity says, 'So that you tithe so much of every deposit you make to your clan'

Tix nods solemnly.

Tix says, 'sounds good'

LadyAce says, 'that's an interesting idea ... not sure what else to say about it tho'

Trinity shrugs philosophically.

Tix says, 'sometimes it seems only a few ppl are clandepping'

Spite says, 'say you'll do it :P'

Boreas says, 'I tithe 100% anyway'

Trinity nods her agreement with Tix.

Kaige says, 'We've actually been kicking around some ideas about how to make it work and intersting and yet not a pain if you have an idiot for a GM who thinks they're being cute one day.'

LadyAce says, 'It seems reasonable and stuff, not sure how hard it'd be'

Kaige lags.

Tobias nods his agreement with Kaige.

Trinity giggles at Kaige.

Trinity says, 'Okies, done for now'

Trinity beams delightedly.

Boreas says, 'I think it would be nice to 'ave a GM command where you can see a log of clandeposits so you'd know ooh was depositing and ooh wasn't'

Kaige says, 'fairly easy to do fast and sloppy, but to do it right takes some kicking around.'

Trinity nods her agreement with Boreas.

Quintano grins evilly at Boreas.. wonder what he's thinking...

Tix says, 'just limit it to 0-10%'

Trinity says, 'I wouldnt make 0 an option'

Trinity giggles.

Kaige says, 'yeah, we were thinking of putting a cap like that on it'

Styx says, '1-10'

Tix says, 'the log would be very useful for a GM'

Kaige says, 'and also thinking that maybe you could set a personal limit, but the clan one would if higher would override that.'

Trinity nods her agreement with Kaige.


Styx Called to Active Duty

Styx says, 'May I interject here very briefly?'

Styx says, 'I am a United States Marine Corp Reservist, and have been called to Active duty.'

Kaige comforts Styx.

Boreas wishes Styx good luck!

Styx says, 'I just want to say I will see all of you in a bout 3-4 months'

Kaige nods her agreement with Boreas.

Trinity beams at Styx delightedly.

Quintano says to Styx, 'We'll miss yah! Good luck...'

Kaige says to Styx, 'be sure to archive, and take care of yourself and those around you'

LadyAce wishes Styx good luck!

Styx says, 'From Gunnery SGT Ryan Gribble and the United States Marine Corp'

Styx salutes the gods in admiration of the amazing world around him.

LadyAce smiles at Styx.

Styx says, 'See yall later'

Tobias waves good-bye to Styx.

Adamar waves happily.


Poll & Pkill?

Aquilante says, 'the poll about pkill...does that mean that you acknowledge that something is wrong with pkok and you are working towards some fixes...at least regarding AA and pkill clans?'

Spite says, 'hehehe I was thinking of asking about that'

Trinity panics, and attempts to flee.

Kaige says to Aquilante, 'that means we're looking for information on how people want to play the game and how we can go about seeing how to address the reasons why players don't want to make pk clans work for themselves.'

Aquilante nods his agreement with Kaige.

Spite licks Haley.

Boreas says to Kaige, 'but you didn't ask that question...'

LadyAce says to Boreas, 'it's hard to poll on open-ended questions'

Kaige says to Boreas, 'it's more fill in the blank and more suited to the discussion board than the polls.'

LadyAce says, 'but it is a source of data about underlying factors and such, something for our analysis'

Boreas says, 'the questions were all on changes we'd like to see, problems, etc. There wasn't one just one how we play'

Kaige says to Boreas, 'and we've been asking it since oh.. pkok went in?'

Aquilante says, 'well i gave all the reasons when pkill was implemented...no chance of retribution..but we argued about that hours in another Q&A so i'll stop here :)'

Boreas says to Kaige, 'but only in the format where you get the vocal minority'

Kaige says to Aquilante, 'two pkill clans set up against each other accepting the other clan shouldn't have much problems once they get a stable population of people who want to play old school.'

Aquilante nods solemnly.

Aquilante says, 'i wanted to try to make only 2 big pkill clans'

JamaciaMan says, 'that'd be cool'

Trinity wrinkles her nose with distaste.

Aquilante says, 'forced to accpet each other'

Tix giggles.

JamaciaMan says, 'but you'd need at least 5 to get something good going =P'

Quintano chuckles politely.

Tix says, 'just 1 massive war'

Adamar raises an eyebrow inquiringly.

Kaige says, 'so go get two GMs and do that.'

Trinity says, 'is that like a two party political system?'

JamaciaMan laughs with amusement.

Bart tickles LadyAce.

LadyAce giggles at Trinity.

Adamar says, 'that will never work long term,'

Boreas says, 'sounds boring'

Spite says, 'there is no such things as massive wars anymore'

Kaige points to the post on the war board where just that thing was suggested.

Aquilante says, 'i am one GM..and we always been AA..but talk with the other guys :P'

Quintano smiles at Ea!.

Haley waves a welcome to Ea!. Hello!

Spite says, 'multi and perma until one clan is dead'

Aquilante giggles.

JamaciaMan says, 'I make my clan accept grendels'

JamaciaMan says, 'along with mercs...and any other pkill clan'

Kaige says, 'yeah.. and if you want to start something talk to me or Natalia, and we can help with rumor mills stuff in the LT.'

JamaciaMan grins evilly.

Boreas says, 'ahhah, Kaige and Nat 'ave been generating all those nasty rumors!'

Aquilante giggles.

Kaige says, 'if you want your clan to be more active, make them seem more active -- let everyone konw you're not just looking for action, but not afraid for someone to bring you some'

Quintano snickers softly.

JamaciaMan snickers softly.

Spite says, 'the problem with pk is that people now have pkers in multiple clans, so as one clan gets stronger another gets weaker'

Aquilante nods his agreement with Spite.

JamaciaMan says, 'that's what IRA has been doing....when we're on!'

JamaciaMan ducks to the ground.

Adamar says, 'divided loyalities'

Quintano says to Spite, 'isn't that illegal?'

JamaciaMan says, 'everybody just hates us instead of challenges us'

Aquilante peers at JamaciaMan, looking him up and down.

LadyAce giggles at JamaciaMan.

JamaciaMan says, 'we've become more despised than the grendels!'

JamaciaMan sniffs sadly.

JamaciaMan says, 'I feel so proud...'


Contract Killing?

Adamar says, 'i have a question on contract killing'

Adamar says, 'regarding zandy's post'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Adamar.

Adamar says, 'so if I want to put a contract on say jamaicaman'

JamaciaMan ducks to the ground.

Adamar says, 'do i need to make sure he accepts me or the mercs'

LadyAce says, 'the mercs can't kill him if he doesn't accept them'

JamaciaMan is accept all...but thanks for clearing that up.

Adamar nods solemnly.

JamaciaMan says, 'what if he isn't accepting me? can he still do a contract?'

Adamar says, 'so i have to ask him nicely...hey accept me so i can hire an assassin to kill you?'

Haley shakes her head.

Aquilante says, 'and Adamar has to accept him though..right?'

Haley nods her agreement with Aquilante.

Kaige says, 'You HAVE to accept the person that you put the contract out on... that's the first thing the post says.'

Quintano waves happily.

Adamar nods solemnly.

JamaciaMan nods solemnly.

Haley says, 'the person taking out the contract must be accepting the person's head they are taking it out on.'

LadyAce says, 'buyer must be accepting victim'

JamaciaMan says, 'good....so I can get revenge!'

Adamar says, 'just wondering if it is only a one way accept'

Haley nods her agreement with Adamar.

Kaige says to JamaciaMan, 'if you can find out who took it out...'

Haley says, 'that's all that's required'

Kaige says, 'I remember when the old original assinins clan wouldn't.'

LadyAce says, 'the victim doesn't have to be accepting you for you to buy a contract on them.'

Aquilante says, 'uhm once he get's killed though you can reject right?'

JamaciaMan says, 'I'm accept all, therefore I can ut a contract on anybody in the game?'

Aquilante says, 'as usual pkok fails there :)'

Adamar says, 'so for example, i accept jamaica, put contract on him, and mercs attack him (kill or not)'

Adamar says, 'i have to wait for him to hit me back before i can unaccept'

Haley says, 'when you put it out on him and for the period of time afterwards is what we want to see.'

LadyAce says, 'you have to be accepting the victim to be a buyer, is all. So you don't have to go ask them, you just have to accept them.'


Seeing Who Accepts You?

Trinity says, 'Is there some way to make it so you can see who is accepting you, such as adding it to the friends'

JamaciaMan nods his agreement with Trinity.

Trinity says, 'allegiances command?'

Aquilante says, 'well if he does not accept you he will never get you back'

JamaciaMan says to Trinity, 'I want that too'

Adamar says, 'and is there a limit on that accepetance'

Kaige says, '32... it's in the helpfile now'

Adamar says, 'only when i put the contract on him or forever'

Ea! says, 'We don't allow people to see who accept you because we don't want people to treat it as a "shopping list"'

JamaciaMan nods his agreement with Ea!.

Trinity looks up into the sky and ponders.

Spite says, 'wheres the fun in seeing who accepts you, you go to an inn and backstab everyone'

Spite says, 'just like the old days'

Kaige says, 'pkok isn't a bob accepted me so I have the right to kill him whenever.. it's a big flag on your back that says 'KICK ME, PLEASE''

JamaciaMan says to Kaige, 'that's old pkill'

Adamar nods his agreement with JamaciaMan.

Kaige says to JamaciaMan, 'old pkill is the "bob got enabled so I have the right to kill him whenever"'

JamaciaMan says to Kaige, 'pkok is a "kick me if I want you to" sign on your back'

Kaige says, 'well it's a "kick me, name" or "kick me" if you're aa. which you're saying you're tough enough to deal with.'

JamaciaMan says, 'I can handle AA...I just wish others would be the same way'

Aquilante sighs wistfully at the sight of JamaciaMan.

JamaciaMan says, 'and if a rinky dink little pothead high school dropout can handle old pkill or can handle being accept all...I don't see what's limiting everybody else =P'

Spite rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Adamar chuckles politely.

Aquilante says, 'truth is that people that can handle pkill AA are always the same 10-15 people...the rest that tried it got burned because of the flaws in it'


Lag: What's Compression?

Boreas says, 'lag? kleinstadt update? skilltrees?'

Boreas ducks to the ground.

LadyAce giggles at Boreas.

LadyAce says to Boreas, 'no update ^3'

Boreas giggles.

Kaige points to the compression helpfile for help with lag at any time.

Boreas says, 'I think my client doesn't support compression :('

LadyAce says, 'update it :)'

JamaciaMan says, 'compression?'

Kaige says to Boreas, 'you should check out the mcclient helpfile too then.'

Boreas looks up into the sky and ponders.

Ea! says to Boreas, 'With the proxy, all clients can.'

Ea! nods his agreement with Kaige.

Spite says to JamaciaMan, 'I cant even remember what it was all about :P'

Ea! says, 'even telnet!'

Kaige says, 'yes, we have a compression protocol that several clients are supporting and others cna be used with the mcclient as well, that help reduce our net traffic load some'

Aquilante whistles appreciatively.

Boreas says to Ea!, 'even for mac?'

Kaige says to Boreas, 'I wish.. but none that I can find.'

Aquilante says, 'if we use a compression protocol do we also help the mud beside ourselves?'

Ea! says, 'probably only MacOS X.'

Trinity looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce nods her agreement with Aquilante.

Aquilante says, 'i'll look it up so'

Adamar says, 'i don't think gmud supports mccp'

Kaige smiles at Aquilante.

Kaige says to Adamar, 'you have to run it through the mcclient'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'Tobias got it working using mcclient last week'

Kaige says, 'with the steps in HELP MCCLIENT'

Adamar says, 'ok thanks'


More on Seeing Accepts?

Trinity says, 'Sorry to go back to it, but Ea! mentioned something about shopping lists as an agrument against seeing who accepts you...but, if someone is accepting you, doesnt that mean they want to be involved in pk?'

Ea! says, 'We want to encourage people to interact -- pkill via rp, not just sociopathically killing people.'

Trinity nods solemnly.

Aquilante sniffs sadly at Ea!.

Trinity says to Ea!, 'But the rp is in the accepting'

Name bows deeply.

Boreas says, 'it doesn't really work that way'

Aquilante says, 'what about us poor integrated people?'

Ea! says, 'There's no rp in running an out of character command...'

Trinity says, 'Well, thats just bad role play...'

Trinity giggles.

Aquilante says, 'there is no rp on asking for duels either though?'

Isam shrugs helplessly.

Isam says, 'that can be rp...'

Isam says, 'cant it?'

Isam peers around the room intently.

Ea! says, 'at least you're interesting with the other person before you backstab them...'

Kaige says, 'more rp in walking up and trying to bs everyone in the inn if you're a psycho/sociiopath... =)'

Kaige giggles.

Ea! nods his agreement with Kaige.

Trinity nods her agreement with Kaige.

Trinity laughs with amusement.

Boreas says, 'but the most hardcore pkillers won't rp no matter how much you encourage them'

Aquilante says, 'i think is much more RP the fact that i'm wildly violent and want blood'

LadyAce says, 'I ask my jujutsu partners to spar all the time :) there's ways to explain 'dying' that don't require you to RP a real death'

Trinity nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'duel for the favor of a lady in the crowd, or for the right to walk through the door first :)'

LadyAce says, 'it's been done before'

Aquilante says, 'I just don't like the way you move..so makes me willing to put my dagger in yor back...sociopaths do exist!'

Trinity says, 'All I'm saying is, if you dont want to pk with someone, dont accept them. I would never accept someone who was just a pker...but I would like to see who was accepting me...perhaps if you saw who was accepting you only if you were accepting them'

Trinity says, 'For instance'

Trinity says, 'I am sitting in an inn and become entangled in a heated debate over whatever with another character'

LadyAce says, 'the general point of RP is to interact with people, and to develop everyone's story. If your story is "I kill you." ... well, what a yawn :P'

Trinity shakes her head.

Trinity says to LadyAce, 'I agree, I think you are missing my point'

LadyAce says to Trinity, 'well, I was more referring to Aquilante than you :)'

Trinity smiles happily.

Trinity scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Trinity blushes bright red.

Aquilante says to LadyAce, 'well you do know that i like to play random violence'

Aquilante says, 'only with this chrcater :P'

Kaige says, 'I can see both sides.. actually...'

Kaige says, 'and I think the reasons people WANT to see who's accepting them and why people are having trouble with oldstyle pk are some of the same reasons...'

Kaige says, 'communication and interaction.'

Aquilante says, 'so it is RP :)'

Trinity nods her agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce says to Trinity, 'I think that the act of accepting can be done with RP, but that it can discourage RP accepts to have that list there'

LadyAce says, 'no need to inquire or know anything about each other, just whamboombash....'

Kaige says, 'if you don't talk to your clan mates, you're not going to know who's accepted the clan lately if they saw it come across the channel and youdidn't.'

Adamar says, 'it used to be if you know your target is in a clan, you can pk them, and now even pk clans arent' always pkillable'

LadyAce says, 'whamboombash is for AA :)'

Aquilante nods his agreement with Adamar.

Trinity says to LadyAce, 'then it would satisfy those who would want whambamboosh and those who RP'

Kaige says, 'especically important for GMs.. hard to start a jihad and sustain it against another clan if you didn't know that they're no longer accepting your clan because one of your guys was a twit'

Trinity nods her agreement with Kaige.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Trinity shrugs philosophically.

Kaige says, 'so Gms need to communicate with each other more ooc as well. especially if those accept lines are opened once'

LadyAce says to Trinity, 'I think it'd only serve the AA types, not the RP types...the RP types in general don't have trouble setting something up ... with a list in front of you, it'd discourage that RP challenging'

Kaige says, 'and everyone should feel free to advertise all over the place that they're looking for action from specific parties that they have accepted.'

Adamar says, 'the only thing that bothers me about pkok and clans is that your clanmates can't always help you in pkill fights'

Adamar says, 'so that makes me want to go aa less knowing i dont' have the backup'

Adamar says, 'even when my friends agree to back me up'

LadyAce throws down a gauntlet, challenging Boreas to combat.

LadyAce winks suggestively at Boreas.

Adamar chuckles politely.

Boreas gasps at LadyAce.

Trinity looks up into the sky and ponders.

Isam snickers softly.

Kaige says to Adamar, 'again.. if you acept people beyond that your clan is accepting, you run that risk... arm your self with knowledge!'

Aquilante says, 'uhm what if that type of list would be only available to pkill clans?..at ;east some advantage there'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Aquilante says, 'if pkill clans could see who actually accept them maybe would somehwat differentiate them form RP clans'

Isam says, 'they are different'


OTS & History of Legend

Adamar says, 'the OTS clan is trying to compile a history of legendmud and our clan'

Adamar says, 'so if you know any cool or interesting stories , plz tell one of us'

Isam says to Adamar, 'maybe you should put a post to that effect on the boards :P'

Trinity says, 'I think Ramadan has quite a few good ones'

Judah says, 'What is interesting?'

Aquilante says to Adamar, 'if you accept us..we can reenact some good stories! :)'

Judah chuckles politely at Aquilante's feeble witticism.


Zmud & Compression?

Isam says, 'why, when i connect to the mud, do i sometimes get a bunch of random characters and a whole bunch of spaces, instead of the prompt?'

Kaige says to Isam, 'what client do you use?'

Isam says to Kaige, 'zmud'

Kaige says to Isam, 'older than the beta 6.24?'

Isam says to Kaige, 'hrm, version 6.16 right now'

Isam says to Kaige, 'i've also had it happen to version 4.62 or the free one.'

Kaige says, 'they fixed that as of 6.24beta I think. well the older you go the less it knows how to talk to the compression protocol.'

Isam says, 'its very annoying..when i lose link it makes me re-start zmud sometimes to get back connected.'

Kaige says to Isam, 'exactly.'

Kaige comforts Isam.

Isam says, 'aah'

Isam says, 'so newer version of zmud?'

Kaige says, 'yeah, or put up with closing it between connections. Words from Zugg himself.'

Kaige comforts Isam.

Isam says to Kaige, 'why is the mud using this compression now? i've never encountered it on another mud.'

Kaige says to Isam, 'tho you MIGHT be able to run it through mcclient as well (dunno if you were here earlier when we were talking about that)'

Adamar smiles happily.

Ea! says, 'it reduces lag.'

LadyAce says, 'it's a good idea, why not use it? :)'

Isam says to Kaige, 'and i used to play one that averedged 100-150 characters at a time.'

Judah says, 'What is this now?'

Kaige says, 'several are.. it helps both sides of the connection and everyone else on the net too.'

Isam says, 'i dont know a thing about this mcclient'

LadyAce says, 'p'raps it was on a higher bandwidth connection than we have'

Kaige says, 'compression... HELP COMPRESSION for general info and HELP MCCLIENT for specific how to info on that'

Isam nods solemnly.

Isam says, 'cool'


New Areas?

Judah says, 'How are the new areas coming? I am looking forward to the 50's'

Judah smiles happily.

McDougan says to Judah, 'Fiftiesh?'

Isam says, 'new areas...hmm...i'm having fun in the crusades :P'

LadyAce says, 'I've seen notes from Kae and Kheldar about their areas being tested, but we don't have any dates or anything to give you'

Judah says, 'isnt there a plan for 1950's America?'

McDougan says to Isam, 'ye wuid!'

Aquilante says, 'i'm looking forward to Inferno'

LadyAce says, 'Kae's being hell and Kheldar's being medieval trade'

Kaige nods her agreement with Judah.

Judah beams delightedly.

LadyAce says, 'Kaige has been putting in work on 1950s America but it's not in testing'

McDougan says, 'I wuid like that Merkin area - tall talehs?'

Kaige says to Judah, 'been working on it slowly between other projects '

Judah says, 'I have a char all ready'

Judah winks suggestively at Kaige.

McDougan says, 'and Bretn'sh revishion'

Judah grins and rubs his hands together evilly.

McDougan says, 'AND YERSH'

McDougan attempts to prod LadyAce but LadyAce isn't about to go anywhere.

McDougan says, 'hairry oop!'

McDougan grins evilly.

LadyAce says, 'PR work comes first :P Expies time, that's consuming all my spare energy'

LadyAce says, 'and energy I don't have to spare, either :P'

McDougan grumbles.

Judah smiles happily.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Aquilante comforts LadyAce.

McDougan pats LadyAce on the head.


Upcoming Workshop?

Adamar says, 'i have question for the workshop in the events calendar, what kind of workshop is that'

Boreas nods her agreement with Adamar.

Boreas says, 'I was just going to ask that'

LadyAce says, 'it's a workshop for RPs that aren't working, I believe'

Boreas says, 'ooh, I 'ave several of those'

LadyAce says, 'it'll be announced more explicitly when we're closer to time'


Any Tinyplots Planned?

Boreas says, 'any tiny plots or other rp events planned?'

LadyAce says, 'nothing planned right now, but anything that is planned will appear on events and on the welcome board, so keep your eyes peeled :)'

Boreas nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'if you have any ideas or if there's anything you'd like to see happen, you can always use idea or talk to one of us'

Boreas says, 'I'm just sooo bored'

Boreas bursts into tears.

LadyAce says, 'it seems to be wedding season around here, tho'


Character Jobs/Ideas?

Trinity says, 'I have a question, well, more another idea, and I almost hate to mention it because it would be pretty complex to implement...'

LadyAce smiles at Trinity.

LadyAce says to Trinity, 'we're a brave people.'

Trinity giggles.

Trinity nods solemnly.

Trinity says, 'Well, as it stands, the occupation of everyone on the mud is merchant'

Trinity says, 'characterwise, that is'

Boreas shakes her head in disagreement with Trinity.

Judah nods his agreement with Trinity.

Boreas says, 'some are merchants, some are thieves'

Trinity nods solemnly.

Trinity says to Boreas, 'this is true'

Boreas says to Trinity, 'but go on'

Trinity says, 'what I propose is that jobs be implemented, in accordance with a char's attributes'

Trinity says, 'Jobs that could be attained by mobs'

McDougan looks at Trinity, boggled.

Judah says, 'oooh'

Trinity says, 'Such as, say, guarding an inn'

McDougan says, 'but... but I'm village droonk!'

Judah says, 'Or priest'

Trinity says, 'or protecting a travelling merchant'

Judah smiles happily.

Trinity nods her agreement with Judah.

Trinity beams at Judah delightedly.

Trinity says, 'Or a nun'

Trinity winks suggestively at Judah.

Judah smiles at Trinity.

McDougan says to Trinity, 'wuid thoshe merchantsh and innsh hae violeent drunksh and banditsh tae defend againsht?'

Trinity says, 'Not all the time, non'

Trinity says, 'Or say a druid could work with at the compound, etc'

LadyAce says, 'I think that the trouble with anything which goes beyond a 'quest' style of occupation is the asynchronous nature of the community, though'

Trinity blinks.

Trinity says, 'Yeah'

McDougan says, 'shpeak in shmall wairdsh?'

McDougan attempts to prod LadyAce but LadyAce isn't about to go anywhere.

Judah nods his agreement with McDougan.

Kaige says, 'and even the "quest" style ones with the actual acts coding of it in all the lgoical places'

Boreas says, 'we're not all 'ere at the same time'

LadyAce says, 'hard to keep a good supply of each role around -- since people log in and out, they're not stuck here'

McDougan says, 'Och, richt.'

Judah says, 'Should be'

Judah nods to himself - he must be getting senile.

Trinity says, 'Well then they get fired!'

LadyAce says, 'and there's no compulsion -- it's supposed to be fun, what if you get assigned to be a shepherd? :P'

Trinity says, 'and if a mob hasnt any positions open, they say so'

McDougan says, 'weel, gae tae their momesh and chain them tae theemshelvesg'

McDougan says to LadyAce, 'I AM a shepherd!'

Kaige says, 'yeah even the NPC shepherds here seem to hate it.'

LadyAce says, 'fun to stand around with sheep for a day or two, but after that, maybe you want to go play at thievery.'

Judah says, 'Shepherd is a good job... Judah would take it... after all David was a shepherd'

Trinity giggles.

Kaige says, 'they're alwyas whining about their sheep wandering off or sleeping on the job'

Ea! says, 'People complain enough about waiting to heal. Waiting while you watch sheep....'

McDougan says, 'Ye jusht shlip off tae the pub'

LadyAce says, 'I think of Legend players as being more like professional playboy-adventurers-neer'do'well-millionaire-nobles type'

Trinity giggles.

Trinity shrugs philosophically.

Judah sighs loudly.

LadyAce says, 'people who can afford to largely do what they want to do'

Judah says, 'Sad state'

LadyAce says, 'most of which is wandering around the world having fun :)'

Isam says, 'i think of pcs as "heros" myself, sort of super human. being as mobs are basicly idiots.'

Trinity nods her agreement with Isam.

Adamar thanks Boreas heartily.

Trinity says to Isam, 'Merchant Legends'

Judah says, 'Hey... as a farmer you can always be outstanding in your field'

Boreas says, 'we're also timetravellers'

Judah attempts to take cover.

Kaige says to Trinity, 'What I would say is with ideas like you had about the druid's working at the compound.. be verbose and use the idea channel... same for any thing like that'

Adamar says, 'the closest thing to a legend job, was marauder's bot'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Trinity nods her agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce says, 'those can definitely be good inspirations for quests'

Kaige says, 'it gives more people opportunities to flex their rp and get some in game practice/rewards for it.'

Isam nods his agreement with Adamar.

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Trinity says, 'I'll sit in the corner now'

Trinity hides.

Boreas says, 'maybe if builders could implements more small repeatable quests'

LadyAce says to Trinity, 'no :) give us what ideas you have, and we'll use them in fun ways. Just maybe not exactly like you were thinking.'

Trinity nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Trinity smiles happily.

Adamar says, 'but those quests usually end up getting abused, or run to death'

McDougan says, 'perhapsh ye cuid help wi' lambing?'

Judah says, 'one of these days I will find a pot of gold'

Boreas nods solemnly.

Judah nods to himself - he must be getting senile.

Boreas says, 'I once made the poor bonita extinct'

McDougan says, 'Repeatable quesht but only at a shertain time o' te year?'

Trinity says, 'I just thought that maybe there could be more ways to obtain money, like the multiple ways to obtain xp'

Judah nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'how about a casino area so we can lose all our money to mob craps'

Kaige nods her agreement with Trinity.

Trinity giggles at Adamar.

Isam says, 'all ways to earn money do center around killing mobs of some sort...some gold quests would be cool.'

Trinity says to Adamar, 'My character will be opposing that'

Judah says, 'there are gold quests'

Kaige says, 'yeah.. but as I'm so fond of saying,. it's often easy for a builder to miss or overlook the obvious and we'll take ideas from anywhere'

Adamar says, 'and i will open a bar next to your church'

Boreas says, 'there are some, they just don't compare to the money you can get off a single mobkill'

Trinity nods her agreement with Judah.

Adamar winks suggestively at Trinity.

Trinity says to Judah, 'But not as many as xp'

Judah nods his agreement with Trinity.

Judah says, 'that is true'

Isam says, 'gold quests that give gold worth the trouble? like 30K+ ?'

Judah says, 'yes... 25k'

Trinity says to Judah, 'I would much rather Phillip give me some cash for his falcon than a bit of xp'

Adamar says, 'greece gold bar quests are good'

Judah says, 'But would you take it, being the good person?'

Isam says, 'hmm..didnt know they existed.'

Trinity says, 'Of course not'

Trinity winks suggestively at Judah.

Judah winks suggestively at Trinity.

LadyAce says, 'I need to go now -- I have a test to take. I'll see you all next week :)'

LadyAce gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Kaige says to Trinity, 'suggest it.. you might be able to get both, or at least xp the first timand cash later.'

LadyAce waves happily.

Adamar waves happily.

Boreas waves good-bye to LadyAce.

Judah says to LadyAce, 'good luck'

LadyAce beams at Judah delightedly.

Trinity nods her agreement with Kaige.

Trinity smiles at Kaige.

Kaige says to Trinity, 'seriously tho, if you have ideas for any of the areas I have, I really do welcome them.. it may take me a while to get them in, but I like the variety that comes with that too'

Trinity beams at Kaige delightedly.

Trinity says to Kaige, 'Mais oui!'

Ea! says, 'yeah -- just because you don't see things go in immediately doesn't mean that we don't like the ideas.'

Ea! says, 'we've got things on the coder todo list that we full intend to do that were suggested years ago.'

Ea! sighs loudly.

Kaige says, 'Anyway, that looks like about it. Thanks for coming guys!'

Kaige gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Kaige waves happily.


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