Lecture Series Index

February 16th, 2002

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Immortal Chars?
Imms Alts as GMs of Clans?
Using an Old Proposal?
Area Proposals?
Level Requirement to Apply?
New Spells and Cast Levels?
Knowing Cast Levels
Mundaning OOC Items?
Target/Obj Socials on Channels?

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Immortal Chars?

AgentNitz says, 'once someone gets immified, they can't play as morts anymore w/ that char, right?'

LadyAce says, 'correct.'

Kaige says, 'immortal chars can't interact with the game in the same way any more.'

AgentNitz says, 'how bout say...'

AgentNitz nods his agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says, 'lots of commands and how commands act against them change'

McDougan says to LadyAce, 'What? Nae morts at all?'

LadyAce says to McDougan, 'he said "w/that char"'

AgentNitz says, 'lets say i get appointed to an imm position (god forbid), could I choose one of my alts to be immified, thus letting me play as a mort?'

McDougan nods his agreement with LadyAce.

AgentNitz says, 'or would i have to apply w/ the alt?'

LadyAce says, 'you usually "apply as" the charname you want to be immed under'

AgentNitz nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'You apply with the character that you want to immort with'

AgentNitz says, 'makes sense'

Kaige says, 'oh and we have a quickie faq written up: help immorting faq'

AgentNitz beams delightedly.

AgentNitz says, 'okies, that's all i was wondering'

AgentNitz beams delightedly.

McDougan says to Straussy, 'Can ye explain that in wairdsh o' ane shyllable'

Ea! says, 'The character that immorts needs to be well known.'

LadyAce says, 'we don't really want to imm an unknown name, everyone will ask who they are'

Sandra nods her agreement with Ea!.

Kaige says, 'and will be less likely to trust them'

Straussy nods solemnly.

McDougan says, 'Which meksh it bluidy hard for ladsh like ush'

Hannah nods her agreement with McDougan.

Sandra says, 'drop the accent please'

Sandra says, 'I'm too tired to decypher'

McDougan pats Sandra on the head.


Imms Alts as GMs of Clans?

Adamar says, 'old rule was imms can't be GM of clans, is that still true?'

LadyAce says, 'No, it's not'

Straussy says, 'nope'

McDougan looks at LadyAce, boggled.

Kaige says, 'nope. since the players vote the GM in themselves freely'

McDougan says, 'WHIT?'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'It'd be kinda rude to go. umm..thanks guys, but I'm an imm mort I can't be Gm and blow the imm's cover so to speak and maybe their only enjoyable char to play'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'fair'


Using an Old Proposal?

McDougan says, 'I have little time. Can I use m'auld proposal?'

McDougan says, 'I'm ill again'

McDougan blushes bright red.

LadyAce says, 'I would expect the voting to go the same way if the items being voted on are identical to how they were last time'

Straussy says, 'why would you want to use your old proposal?'

Straussy nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'you're better off correcting the weaknesses which were discussed with you after the last app round'

Kaige says, 'also if you don't have the time and energy to put into a proposal, you may want to consider how that would affect the time you would have to put into the project as well'

McDougan says, 'Becaushe I thocht that if I redid the general proposhal...'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'I'll have more time nesht month'

Kaige nods her agreement with McDougan.

McDougan says to Kaige, 'ish thish month that'sh the problem'

Straussy says, 'i know from the first 3 times i was rejected that asking the imms where i went wrong and so on was really helpful'

Sandra says, 'maybe wait til the next round then'

Kaige says, 'just saying in general'

LadyAce smiles at Straussy.

McDougan says to Sandra, 'that meansh I mish the summer, and shtart wi' school'

Sandra says, 'well, I'd rather have a finished proposal than a rushed one'


Area Proposals?

Adamar says, 'area proposal, i need to ask if anybody else is making the same area before I write the proposal'

Sandra says, 'ask away'

Kaige has created the builder board!

LadyAce pets the builder board lovingly.

Adamar says, 'i would like to build a china area in the 3 eras. the first industrial at opium war hong kong'

Adamar says, '1800's during the 3 opium wars time'

Adamar says, 'built next to macao'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i think i asked abou this same area years ago'

LadyAce says, 'that's a lot of opium!'

Adamar says, 'that will be a pre req for some quests'

Straussy says, 'yeah'

Kaige says, 'currently open as far as I know.'

Adamar says, 'traders and chinese'

Arturo shudders.

McDougan says to Adamar, 'Opium warsh?'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'what aboot Norshe mythology with Sweeden?'

Adamar says, 'hte founding of hong kong as a british colony'

Kaige points at the builder board.

McDougan nods his agreement with Adamar.

Adamar says, 'i heard from way back then htere was a medival or industial japan area or macao upgrade, i want to make area around there'

McDougan says to Adamar, 'That wash shatsu.'

Sandra says, 'well, Satsu was going to do japan, but medieval I believe'

Straussy says, 'I think Japan was in the works at one point'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Straussy nods his agreement with Sandra.

Adamar says, 'there was 2 other china area ideas i have'

LadyAce says, 'it's not on the table anymore, afaik'

McDougan says, 'hesh gone'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Adamar says, 'can i run them by you too'

Adamar says, 'or after hannah'

Sandra says, 'sure'

Sandra says, 'gimme a quick rundown on them. Then we can talk more about them after this q&a'

Adamar says, 'medival china, mongul dynasty to be connected to silk road area'

Adamar says, 'anicent china, romance of 3 kingdom story'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Straussy says, 'the monguls would be cool'

Adamar says, 'one line description'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'have you read the Barry Hughart books set in ancient china?'

Sandra says, 'ok, remind me after this is done and we'll go to my office'

Adamar says, 'all will be connected and related to the theme of china xenophobia in modern world'

Kaige says, 'bridge of Birds and umm.. 7 skilled gentleman I think are the titles.'

Adamar shakes his head.

LadyAce says, 'might want to have more than one theme :)'

Adamar says, 'not that one'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'excellent books. detective type stories, VERY nice feel for ancient china'

Adamar says, 'i read some other texts,'

Kaige just doens't have time to do the area justice.

Adamar says, 'i read the james clavell stuff, all of them'

Adamar says, 'and some text in chinese'

Kaige says, 'they're modern fiction, but the feel is awesome'

Kaige nods her agreement with Adamar.

Adamar smiles happily.

Hannah says, 'I also have a question about area proposals. Would something like Vikings and their trading routes through Russia be frowned upon or no?'

Sandra says, 'I'd need something more specific. We'll talk after the q&a'

LadyAce says, 'you might want to conceive of it as russia with a link/expansion to the existing viking...'

Kaige says, 'the most important thing to remember with area proposal si the story you want to tell and what there is for players to do there, and to do again and again and again...'


Level Requirement to Apply?

McDougan says, 'My shecond character, who I want to immort, is only forty-three. I may be able tae level him over nexxt week, but should I send my proposal?'

LadyAce says, 'we won't consider the app if he's not 45'

Kaige says, 'the character you are applying with must be level 45+'

McDougan says, 'I thocht straussy just said that didn't apply?'

Sandra says, 'well, you just heard from the heads that it does ;)'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Timmy giggles.

Adamar says, 'just 2 more levels anyways'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Sandra says, '2 levels, you can do it'

Kaige says, 'and in the docs that we point you to as well it also says character applying with must be 45+'

Arturo says, 'I will help with my alt'

McDougan says, 'But I m'shel am only fourty five after shiksh yearsh'

LadyAce says, 'we need imms to have some comfort in all areas of the game'

LadyAce says, 'you'll be designing an area for enjoyment of gamers, rpers, explorers, socializers...all types'

McDougan says, 'weel, I have that'

McDougan says, 'everythhing but the hackersh'

LadyAce says, 'so you need to adopt and understand all these areas of the game, embracing all of them'

McDougan says, 'I try, but I have my weakneshesh like ush all'

Kaige says, 'and be able to talk in the language of each'

McDougan grins evilly.

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'it's worth the time to become versed in all those types'

McDougan says, 'Maybe I'll learn tobuild the harrd mobsh shoon'

Arturo waves happily.


New Spells and Cast Levels?

Adamar says, 'question on control weather'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i casted this spell before it was implented, did that set the cast level?'

Sandra says, 'shoulda'

Ea! nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i am not sure if i ran out of mana or just plain failed'

Kaige says, 'if you successfully chant the words it' counts for cast level'

Straussy nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i understand the control should be controlled in small steps, but is there a limit to the amount you can control'

Ea! says, 'yes.'

Adamar says, 'like i cant' make it snow in agrabah or is it just a mana issue?'

Ea! says, 'There's a bunch of limits...'

Kaige says, 'you just plain can't make it snow in Arabia.'

Adamar says, 'because i have problems casting storms or snow in some areas'

Kaige says, 'or rain'

LadyAce says, 'the builders put what you can make happen where'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'if you've seen it rain there, you can make it rain'

Straussy says, 'you can control the weather with what weather you are provided with from that area'

Kaige says, 'you can call a sandstorm which should suit your needs there tho.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Straussy.

Adamar says, 'do the weathers make a difference in the way mobs act? will they run from a sandstorm?'

Ea! says, 'That's what the 3rd paragraph in the help is refering to...'

LadyAce says, 'I think we'll have more mobs-reacting-to-weather as time goes on'

LadyAce says, 'as it is we were really working to get it in :)'

Adamar says, 'or that would be a builder issue?'

Izikiel says, 'cool I was just wondering what that spell did'

Kaige says, 'once we get to specially coding all that in, yes, more mobs will react to the weather around them'

Straussy says to Adamar, 'its up to the builders for mob reactions to weather'

Kaige nods her agreement with Adamar.

Kaige says, 'if you have ideas for how mobs in general or specific should react, idea it!'


Knowing Cast Levels

Hannah says, 'There isn't any way to know your castlevel other than really good memory is there?'

Ea! says, 'If there's a spellbook for it, and you study it, it'll tell you if you're maxxed out.'

Ea! says, 'Otherwise, no.'

Hannah says, 'Is there a reason for that?'

Adamar says, 'a skill that tells cast level would be really good'

Kaige says, 'basically the thinking was it was something you should have to keep track of yourself. It was one of the prices of playing a successful mage'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar shrugs helplessly.

Adamar says, 'but it is hard to keep track'

Hannah says, 'then that's why I never was one'

Kaige keeps all her char info in a file for stuff like that.

Ea! nods his agreement with Kaige.

Ea! says, 'Me, too. Though I don't bother with cast levels. They're not that important...'

LadyAce says, 'might be a neat project for one of y'all...make up a 'character data sheet' to fill in on each of your chars'

Sandra nods her agreement with Ea!.

LadyAce says, 'figure out what sorts of things need tracking, make the file, distribute it out as a public service'

Ea! says, 'But to each their own -- I for one find druids are real pain to play, so I don't play them much.'

Kaige giggles.

Kaige says, 'they're better for us packrats'


Mundaning OOC Items?

McDougan says, 'You know the haggis in the reshtaurant two easht o' here'

McDougan says, 'is it mundanable, think ye?'

LadyAce says, 'haggis?'

McDougan says, 'well, I heard there wash some.'

LadyAce doesn't remember making any haggis for the new restaurant :P

Hannah giggles.

LadyAce says, 'there isn't any'

McDougan says to LadyAce, 'Pairhapsh I wash thinking o' the contesht. I wash told my haggish idea wash accepted'

McDougan says, 'Ye remember, the contesht a year and a half ago'

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

Kaige says, 'ooc items generally aren't mundane-able either'

McDougan nods solemnly.

McDougan says to Kaige, 'thzat include the onesh that can be brought out of ooc?'

Kaige says, 'well the idea being they're considered ooc because the don't likely fit in the game itself.'

McDougan nods solemnly.

Straussy says, 'like Mountain Dew..'

Kaige nods her agreement with Straussy.

Kaige says, 'and the kick in the pants.'

McDougan says, 'Right... And badgering immairtalsh tae put aggis ic would reshult in lightning bolt dodging?'

LadyAce says, 'yes :P'

LadyAce says, 'badgering = zap'

Ea! says, 'And these days, if we miss, you can get hit on the rebound, too.'


Target/Obj Socials on Channels?

McDougan says, 'Is there plansh tae allow the new socialsh on channelsh'

Ea! says, 'next week.'

Kaige says, 'next week'

McDougan says to Kaige, 'I ne'er expected that much o' an update.'

Kaige also fixed the say alt/social conflicts

McDougan says to Kaige, 'Grumbling retairnsh!'

McDougan grumbles.

LadyAce says, 'okie ... I think we're all done with questions then :)

LadyAce says, 'so those of you with Sandra-sessions, stick around -- the rest of you, thanks for coming :)'

Kaige waves happily.

Ea! waves happily.


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