Lecture Series Index

April 4th, 2002

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Harassment by an Imm?
Changes to Redeem and Tokens?
Bug with Split?
Wed Night Games in April?
Bugs with Coffee Containers?
April Fool's Day
More RP Seminars Planned?

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Harassment by an Imm?

LadyAce says, 'so, who has a question tonight?'

Masha nods solemnly.

Masha says, 'Is it possible for an imm to harrass a player?'

LadyAce says, 'sure, it's possible'

Masha says to LadyAce, 'so what gets done about it when it's reported?'

LadyAce says, 'complaints of that nature should go to Kaige, Zandy, or the imm's department head'

LadyAce says, 'it's investigated, generally, and some sort of solution put into place which prevents the problem from recurring'

Masha says to LadyAce, 'Just wondering. My complaint was ignored.'

Lachesis smiles happily.

Masha shrugs helplessly.

Masha says, 'later, that was my only question.'

LadyAce says, 'well, the right thing to do is follow up with the complaint'

LadyAce says, 'in writing is the best way to file'

LadyAce says, 'that way it's easy to refer to'

Haley nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Masha says to LadyAce, 'been there, done it. Nothing was taken care of.'

Lachesis pushes Tobias over so she has some room.

Ea! says to Masha, 'Did the harassment continue?'

Masha says to LadyAce, 'It's not important anyways. I would just be discredited anyways.'

Masha says to Ea!, 'yes'

LadyAce says, 'Well, not knowing anything about the situation, I can't really be more specific'

Ea! says to Masha, 'You should include that in any follow ups you have with Kaige and/or Zandy.'

Haley says to Masha, 'and it was reported to a head, Zandy or Kaige?'

Masha says to Haley, 'I sent a paper to both'

LadyAce says, 'Kaige is in charge, if you're not getting satisfaction then she's your best asset.'

Masha says to Haley, 'it was prolly lost or something.'

LadyAce says, 'if you think it's been lost, the right thing to do is ask.'

Haley nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'hmm.. I don't have any current mudmail from you.. lemme dig a bit deeper'

Kaige says, 'nope none deeper either'

Masha says to Kaige, 'it's not important anymore'

Masha says to Kaige, 'The certain imm has worked well to discredit me, it seems'

Kaige says to Masha, 'if it wasn't then you wouldn't have brought it up'

LadyAce says, 'Perhaps you could send the details to Zandy and Kaige again, e-mail if you can -- it's really easy to lose track of mudmail IMHO unless you're careful'

LadyAce says, 'big piles of papers vs e-mail in a happy client designed for that'

LadyAce says, 'plus it's dated and official if it's in e-mail'

LadyAce says, '[email protected], [email protected], etc.'

LadyAce says to Masha, 'does that cover it? I don't have much else to offer as an answer other than to describe our procedure'

Masha says to LadyAce, 'yeah, it does.'

LadyAce says, 'okie'


Changes to Redeem and Tokens?

Kaine says, 'I was wondering if there were any additions planned for redeem?'

Ea! says, 'Other than the ones posted on the welcome board, none currently in the works.'

LadyAce says, 'I think we're open to your suggestions, if you have ideas beyond what we've done'

Kaine says, 'In the pipeline, or initial ideasss even?'

Ea! nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'but we're not going to do things like add stats, pracs, etc. into the system'

Tobias says, 'I think tokens would be a really good motivator. I know they'd make me do stuff.'

Lachesis nods her agreement with Tobias.

Tobias says, 'They're a bit more fun than the others.'

LadyAce says, 'it explains it in help redeems (about the ideas)'

LadyAce says, 'if they're so fun, how come you don't send in more ideas about what to put in the machine? :)'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Tobias.

LadyAce winks suggestively at Lachesis.

Tobias laughs with amusement.

Tobias says, 'I never have tokens! ^_~'

Taffy says, 'tokens aren't good enough for redeems, but I'd like to see tokens on younger levels as a motivator'

Adamar says, 'hard to get tokens'

Lachesis' ideas never seem to be implemented.

LadyAce says, 'there's an awful lot of motivation to level up when you're 20, for example'

Lilac says, 'we should be able to turn in these TONS of easter eggs we have for some tokens :P'

Kaige says, 'I would have handed out about 99 of them Sunday, but people decided that walking wasn't worth it.'

Ea! says to Lachesis, 'Sometimes it takes us a year or two to implement ideas.'

Adamar says, 'huh? sunday? walking?'

Lachesis nods her agreement with Ea!.

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

Ea! sighs loudly.

Lachesis says to Ea!, 'i understand that. it's alot of work'

Kaige says, 'yeah when the eggs were selling for 10K a piece or more when there were 200 of them just sitting out there.'

Kaine wishes he was there.

Ea! says, 'Like that redeem change... I don't know how long ago they were suggested originally.'

Adamar says, 'i would collect more but unless you win, eggs become a hassle and burden'

Lilac says to Kaige, 'We walked the entire mud.. found almost 50 eggs.. we never bought a one :('

Lilac nods her agreement with Adamar.

Adamar says, 'i have 2 rooms full of valentine candies still'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'not when I usually give a token to everyone who usually has at least one.'

Lilac says to Adamar, 'and I still have each of the 50+ we collected in my house.. taking up space.. useless'

Adamar nods his agreement with Lilac.

Kaige says, 'but I didn't do that this year.'

Adamar smiles happily.

Taffy says, 'I'm full of b-day prizes.'

Taffy gets a can of SPAM from a box with a ribbon.

Lilac says to Kaige, 'can i at least turn in my eggs for a token?? I would hate to junk them after all the work we did finding them'

Lilac giggles.

Taffy goes EEK! at a can of SPAM - you wonder what it ever did to her.

Adamar sighs loudly.

Kaige says to Lilac, 'try selling them for tokens, or cash'

Taffy puts a can of SPAM in a box with a ribbon.

Lilac says to Kaige, 'sell 50 eggs??'

Lilac snickers softly.

Adamar says, 'nobody sells tokens, coupons yes, but rarely tokens'

Lilac says, 'I have more eggs then players!'

Lilac rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Kaine nods his agreement with Adamar.

Kaige says, 'i would have given the tokens for participating if people hadn't been selling them before the game was even over.'

Taffy says, 'who'd trade a token for an egg anyway?'

Kaige says, 'someone looking for a full set?'

Taffy says, 'scary'

Adamar says, 'how many are there?'

Lilac says to Kaige, 'still not right, to do all that running.. when people bought them to win'

Kaige says, 'I wanna say 20 different ones. There will be more next year'

Lilac snickers softly.

Adamar says, 'maybe if you can collect a full set, you get a prize or something'

Kaige says, 'the people who won didn't buy them. at least not publicly on auction'

Taffy says, 'so basically you punished people legitimately finding the eggs because others were selling them?'

Adamar says, 'like a super irish casino thing'

Lilac nods her agreement with Taffy.

Lilac says, 'and we walked ALL day'

Lilac rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Tobias says, 'Don't think you can really call that punishing.'

Taffy thinks Lilac should get a token.

Kaige says, 'nope. cause it's a niceness on my part to do that anyway.. it's not something that's a right.'

Lilac says, 'my little legs were killing me'

Lilac giggles.

Taffy comforts Lilac.

Kaige says, 'so write a quick little Rp piece about it and send it to the LT and you'll get one.'

Lilac says, 'hrm.. an rp piece about finding the eggs'

Lilac giggles.

Tobias laughs with amusement.

Kaige says, 'about how your legs ache so from running all over the place'

Kaige giggles.

Lilac says, 'sorry.. we got off track.. whos question was this?'

LadyAce says, 'you could talk about being a finder-of-stuff in general, even'

Lilac nods her agreement with Kaige.

Lilac giggles.

Adamar says, 'that would either be very strange story indeed'

Tobias says, 'You could write an article about things to do with the eggs now that the hunt is over! _^~'

Tobias says, 'that could be rather funny ^_~'

Lilac giggles at Tobias.

Lilac nods her agreement with Tobias.


Bug with Split?

Adamar says, 'bug/question about split'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Adamar.

Taffy says, 'and get a coupon, and use it to make a string of many colorful chicks!'

Adamar says, 'a couple nights ago, i split 45000 in a group of 3, my groupmates got 15k each but i didn't get any'

Lilac nods her agreement with Adamar.

Adamar says, 'i can't reproduce teh error so not sure if it was a bug'

Adamar says, 'or just a random computer burp'

Lilac says, 'the split has been acting up lately'

Adamar says, 'and spliting dollars dont' work but i think that it is not suppose to'

Adamar says, 'so split is just buggy?'

Kaige says, 'was it just 3 players in the group?'

LadyAce says, 'well, splitting dollars isn't surprising, that it's not working'

Adamar says, 'had a couple of charmies'

Kaige says, 'were there any charmies? any archers?'

LadyAce says, 'since they're items and all, I wouldn't expect them to split'

Adamar says, '1 doppel and 2 elementals'

Adamar says, 'no archer'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'and charmeis had no gold on them'

Kaige says, 'and only problem noticed was with dollars?'

Kaige says, 'not gold?'

Adamar says, 'no, gold didn't work either'

Kaige frowns.

Kaige says, 'hmmm.'

Ea! says, 'split dollars should tell you that you can't do that.'

Adamar says, 'split 45k, 15k each given to 2 other palyers'

Adamar says, 'but my 15k share missing... the dollar split is diffrent issue'

Adamar says, 'the dollar split told me ti worked but didn't'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i got the you receive x dollars from y dollars message'

Kaige says, 'okie gives me some info to look into it with tho'

Ea! says, 'I thought we had fixed all of the bugs with split, but it is quite possible another one slipped past us.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Ea!.

Kaige says to Ea!, 'or a new one slipped in'

Kaige sighs loudly.

Adamar says, 'i bugged it, and forgot the exact time, i figure the bug report should time stamp'

Ea! nods his agreement with Adamar.

Kaige nods her agreement with Adamar.

Kaige says, 'Room you're in, date & time, your name all get put in front of your report'

Adamar says, 'it was late when it happened, that's all i remember so far'

LadyAce says, 'if you wouldn't mind trying a bit to reproduce it, and report back on your findings, we'd appreciate it.'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Taffy says, 'yeah, just not with 45k'

Adamar chuckles politely.

Adamar says, 'losing 15k once isn't so bad...but repeat experiments can hurt my bank balance'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'who was the leader? You?'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kaine comforts Adamar.


Wed Night Games in April?

Lilac says to LadyAce, 'my question is just about if there is any games this month for wed night... silly I know, but nothing is posted :)'

Lilac scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Lilac says to LadyAce, 'kind of selfish question'

Lilac giggles.

LadyAce says, 'I figured I'd take the first Wednesday of the month off, and try to make up my mind'

LadyAce says, 'nah, not selfish. Any thoughts on what sorta game you'd like to see?'

Lilac nods solemnly.

Lilac says to LadyAce, 'fair enough :) Thanks'

Lilac smiles happily.

Kaine says, 'Just when I start working nights too'

Kaine winks suggestively at LadyAce.

Rafe says, 'trivia, unless its evil LA trivia'

Adamar says, 'any newbie friendlier games?'

Tobias says, 'Those follow-mob-clue games are always fun!'

Lilac says to Rafe, 'Hunts! Hunts!'

LadyAce says, 'I've done trivias, tag, scavhunt...haven't decided what to do next'

Lilac giggles.

Adamar says, 'scav hunts can only be won by oldbies'

Lilac says, 'nah.. just imagination:)'

Tobias says, 'And frantic wandering helps ^_~'

Tobias ducks to the ground.

Lilac nods her agreement with Tobias.

Lilac giggles.

LadyAce says, 'I've seen some newbies do okay in scav hunts. They know places like Tara really well and think up how to use Tara items to fulfill the requirements (etc)'

Taffy says, 'I like themed flag hunts'

Rafe says to LadyAce, 'yer trivias give me headaches from trying to figure out the answer :p'

Lilac says, 'still love the hunts tho.. the use imagination more then any other games :)'

LadyAce says, 'well, I don't think LA can run anything but LA-style trivias :)'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'she just doesn't know how'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Rafe.

Adamar cringes away from LadyAce in mortal terror.

Rafe tickles LadyAce.

Taffy says to LadyAce, 'do complete the sentence, like Chaykin'

LadyAce says, 'anyway, I should have my mind made up soon and I'll post what the plan is'

Rafe says to LadyAce, 'put more music and history questions in there'

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

Lilac says, 'trivia is only good with a good connection :('

LadyAce says, 'Chaykin does it so well, why would I steal it? :)'

Taffy nods her agreement with Lilac.

Lachesis bounces onto Bart's lap.

Taffy says, 'I've seen some trivias be just a contest of who is the fastest typist'

Kaine says, 'I like Siachets mud trivia questions'

Taffy nods her agreement with Kaine.

Lilac nods her agreement with Taffy.

Taffy says, 'siachet's trivias are fun'

LadyAce says, 'at any rate, any suggestions are welcome :) It's not easy to make up an event that doesn't rely on people being experienced with the mud OR on a fast connection that isn't just totally random'

Lachesis purrs contentedly in Bart's lap.

Adamar says, 'i know, i will run trivia and give out easter eggs'

LadyAce says, 'sounds good :) any player can run a game, any time'

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

Lilac faints.

LadyAce says, 'if you want to be in events, let us know. If you want a channel, let us know.'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'easter eggs and valentine candies.....'

LadyAce says, 'any advice you want is yours, of course, but there's no need to ask...just do it :)'

Lilac chuckles politely.

Adamar says, 'idea for a game or event'

Adamar says, 'have a cooking show, collect raw foods like filets or veggies and'

Adamar says, 'use emote or whatever to cook it ..kind of like the spell casting contest'

Lilac laughs with amusement.

LadyAce says, 'hm, I forget when the last cooking contest was'

LadyAce says, 'I think Charity ran it, that was cute'

Lilac chuckles politely.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Tobias laughs with amusement.

LadyAce says, 'the comedy clubs haven't been run in a while, that could be a fun series.'

LadyAce giggles at Tobias.

Adamar cheers for Tobias - huzzah!

Kaine says, 'What were they?'

LadyAce says, 'gather people up, whoever has a joke tells/performs their jok'

LadyAce says, 'everyone there votes on whose was best'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'those were fun'

Ea! says, 'particularly when people did legend jokes.'

LadyAce says, 'yeah, I wonder if they'd work as a weekly thing, or if it'd get stale...'

Lilac says, 'not bad.. course I will have to read up on some jokes :P'

Adamar chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'yay, Legend jokes :)'

Adamar says, 'is that on LT or logged somewhere?'

Kaige says, 'different theme each week could make it seem more different'

Tobias says, ''So, how bout that Richard...eh? eh?''

LadyAce says, 'could have a series of 'open mike' nights, yea'

Lilac rolls around laughing at Tobias's joke.

LadyAce says, 'comedy, cooking, etc'

Kaine smiles at Tobias.

LadyAce says, 'slam poetry...'

Tobias says, 'With tomato throwables for the crowd!'

LadyAce says, 'scrabble poetry even'

Tobias ducks to the ground.

LadyAce says, 'well, that sounds like an idea :) I'll do that :) thanks.'

Adamar says, 'hmm scabble scavhunt'


Bugs with Coffee Containers?

Llewellyn says, 'I have a coffee fountain ... can flavor/foul it, but I don't get the effects when I drink from it'

Llewellyn says, 'bug or feature?'

Taffy nods solemnly.

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Taffy says, 'coffee/tea don't work in chalices either'

Ea! looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'it wouldn't work there in chalices for a reason.'

LadyAce says, 'that's a feature'

Llewellyn says, 'Oh, I also can't fill a half-full container of coffee with more coffee'

Llewellyn nods solemnly.

Kaige has created a cup of Caribbean Coffee!

Kaige has created a garlic bulb!

LadyAce points at Adamar.

Kaige says, 'works on drink cons'

Kaige has created a garlic bulb!

Llewellyn nods his agreement with Kaige.

Kaige has created a coffee pot!

Tobias opens the microwave...

Kaige picks up a coffee pot.

Kaige says, 'flavoring the coffee fountain worked'

Kaige is completely boggled.

Llewellyn pouts.

Kaige eats a coffee pot.

Llewellyn says to Kaige, 'I've been trying mine for awhile now ... I can't get containers to work consistently either'

Llewellyn peers at himself myopically.


April Fool's Day

Adamar says, 'about the april fool day....who is the Trekkie?'

Kaige says, 'Umm... actually I don't think any of the three of us who did the most of those descs are "real trekkies"'

Kaige giggles.

Adamar says, 'and why can't i find captain kirk'

Kaige says, 'most of those were done by me, Ptah and Rufus about 11pm marc 31 one year'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'he should have been out there.. may have just been luck'

James T. Kirk is here, asking about women with purple skin.

Lilac laughs with amusement.

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Adamar smiles happily.

Lilac says, 'yeah.. saw him about 20 times that day!'

Lilac rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Adamar says, 'yeah purple women....are you wearing purple Lilac?'

Kaige says to Lilac, 'he gets around'

Tobias says, 'Heh. Someone in Malta was called Spock.'

Lilac says to Adamar, 'always :P'

Lachesis nods her agreement with Tobias.

Kaine says, 'About April 1st - would you consider 'unagging' sssome of the harder areas for that day?'

Kaine says, 'Next time - for the tourists amongst us'

Kaige says, 'it's already risk free, but I think Sandra already said that she didn't reallyt like the idea'

Kaine nods solemnly.

Ea! says, 'In general, we're hesitant to make changes that will allow people to have an in game advantage when they come back to the real mud.'

Bart nods his agreement with Ea!.

Kaine nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'so were you all REALLY that lost?'

Lilac nods solemnly.

Kaine chuckles politely.

Lachesis nods her agreement with Kaige.

Lilac scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Kaige sighs loudly.

Kaine says, 'It wasnt that bad'

Lachesis barely managed.

Kaige says, 'guess we need more incentives for people to not get them selves stuck in ruts as much.'

Lilac says, 'only thing when you did die.. I couldnt figure out what the remap was to get back there!'

Lilac looks up into the sky and ponders.

Llewellyn nods his agreement with Lilac.

Lilac says, 'hrm.. I didnt make sense there'

Llewellyn says, 'that was the only problem I had ... other than that, much fun'

Lilac looks up into the sky and ponders.

Ea! says to Kaige, 'Each of the + stat quests should have ten or fifteen different possible endings, each in different areas.'

Taffy says, 'were the directions changed or something?'

Taffy wasn't here on april 1.

Kaine nods his agreement with Taffy.

Lilac nods her agreement with Taffy.

Kaige says, 'only about 4 exits into popular areas were changed and then the exits out of hte popular inns'

Kaige says, 'and only 4 trans quests were mucked with but still doable.'

Taffy giggles.

Kaine says, 'Were they actually reachable?'

Lilac says, 'so if ya died in Malta.. I couldnt figure out the "map".. to get back there'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaine thought there might have been alternate ways to get Tara.

Kaige says, 'just not very often.. it was a 1 in 10 chance of being right every time Puff or barney chatting about "I love you. You love me"'

Kaige giggles.

Taffy says, 'I didn't come cause I heard that all mobs were agg to people without MCCP.'

Lilac nods her agreement with Kaine.

Kaige says, 'not alternate, just a low chance of the normal way being open.'

Kaine nods solemnly.

Kaige says to Taffy, 'we pulled that in the first 20 minutes'

Adamar says, 'the first 20min were very very ugly'

Kaine laughs with amusement.

Kaige nods her agreement with Adamar.

Llewellyn chuckles politely.

Taffy says, 'ah'

Kaige says, 'especially for us since we get spammed with the info, the login and all'

Kaine says, 'I guess the innkeepers racked up a lot kills'

Llewellyn says, 'some of us got stuck ooc'

Llewellyn looks about accusingly.

Lilac chuckles politely.

Adamar says, 'pkill vs a non-mccp player was funny'

Ea! pouts.

Llewellyn says, 'Pkill in general was a lot of fun April 1'

Kaige says, 'nah.. any fighting versus a player with fighttype compact was funny'

Kaige giggles.

Ea! nods his agreement with Kaige.

Llewellyn laughs with amusement.

Lilac says, 'but for non pkers..not much fun :P'

Adamar says, 'but an almost dead naked player with kick and beat up a fully eq player'

Adamar says, 'can beat up'

Kaige kept telling people it was something they could change about their character at ANY time and didn't require but a command while online

Llewellyn says, 'After people figured out the verbose thing ... I noticed a lot of people got to try pkill in a more friendly environment'

Llewellyn shrugs philosophically.

Lilac smiles happily.


More RP Seminars Planned?

Lachesis says, 'any more RP seminars planned?'

Lachesis says, 'the last one was interesting'

LadyAce says, 'I think that there are likely to be more, but I haven't heard any specific ones'

Lachesis nods solemnly.

Lachesis says, 'i noticed that if they are mentioned, people tend to roleplay more.'

Kaige says, 'yeah they're workign on a new one, but haven't set a date yet.'

LadyAce points at Tobias.

Lachesis nods her agreement with Kaige.

Adamar says, 'have an rp night, last one to break character gets a cookie'

Kaine winces.

Taffy says, 'too subjective'

Taffy says, 'you don't know how much people are in character without knowing them ooc'

Adamar says, 'yeah, 80% of rp are dark moody evil people'

LadyAce says, 'well, I'm off to practice'

LadyAce waves happily.

Adamar waves happily.

Kaine waves happily.

Lachesis waves happily.

Kaige says, 'guess we're done then'

Kaige gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Kaige waves happily.

Ea! waves happily.


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