Lecture Series Index

May 16th, 2002

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

The LoP Process?
100 mind/spirit Sugeons Worth It?
Why only 2 Scalpels?
Currency Discussion
Pasting Info to a Note/Board?
A Laston Command?
Tells to SILENT Rooms?
Tells to Multiple People?
Elementals Suddenly Die?
More than One Greater Summon?
Problem with Dying in Customs?
Plans for Spirit & Spellcasters?
Address book for Player Housing?
Why Change Roots to Balm?
Reporting Bugs/Oddities?
Why Pray is for Emergencies
Sending a log of a bug?

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The LoP Process?

Masha says to Kaige, 'where do we find a list of people who are in the running for LoP?'

LadyAce says to Masha, 'they'll show up in polls when it gets to that point'

Haley nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'Basically they get announced on the welcome board and in the polls as they come up.'

Adamar says, 'is there a LoP reject list?'

Adamar looks absentminded.

LadyAce says, 'not a public one'

Dae says, 'that'd be kinda mean'

Kaige nods her agreement with Dae.

Masha wrinkles her nose with distaste.

Haley says, 'its not announced if someone has even applied if they don't make it to the polls'

Masha nods solemnly.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Haley says, 'its confidential to that point'

Masha says, 'I know I wouldn't make it to the polls'

Adamar says, 'do they get a second chance later if the first polling is not good enough?'

Haley says, 'you can always reapply if you feel you've done more with your char to become legandary etc.'

Kaige says, 'sure. they can always reapply'

LadyAce says, 'well, never know until you try.'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'LoP status tends to be for long-time chars, too, so if you're not get Legendary enough, you can always work on it :)'

Masha says to Haley, 'I doubt it. Most who have bad run ins with Imms generally don't make it through, according to someone who has applied before.'

Dae says, 'dusk was never fond with the imms and he made it to the polls'

Haley says to Masha, 'that's not true either, when the applicant comes in, they are evaluated on Legendary status and application at least from what I've seen thus far'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think we would want to laud and honor someone whose *sole and only* area of Legendary quality was their bad behavior...but no one is perfect.'

Haley says, 'and if they have had a few run-ins yet have a strong legendary status, I don't see how that would make them "unqualified"'

Adamar says, 'so there are only 18 lotp now (according to help files)'

LadyAce says, 'looks like it, or close to that anyway'

Lilac says, 'its all politics'

Lilac giggles.

Adamar shrugs philosophically.

Masha says, 'yeah, it is. Too bad i'm not republican'

Lilac laughs with amusement.

Kaige says, 'hopefully a bit LESS these days.'

Masha winks suggestively at Lilac.

Adamar says, 'polls are always political'

LadyAce says, 'well, I hope not. I'm not in the group that does LoP, but it's a pretty diverse group of imms.'

Haley nods her agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'so I wouldn't expect only one viewpoint to be represented in the evaluation group'

Dae says, 'how big is the committee?'

Haley says, 'I think 8?'

LadyAce isn't sure, doesn't remember. 6-8 sounds right.

Lilac says, 'well luckily I have no interest in politics or popularity contests'

Lilac chuckles politely.

Dae says, 'interesting, I always thought it was all of you'

Adamar says, '8? never seen 8 imms at a time before'

Masha says to Adamar, 'neither have I'

Lilac chuckles politely at Adamar's feeble witticism.

Haley says, 'they are all active imms as well.'

LadyAce says, 'we're on at different times of the day'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Haley.

Haley says, 'from all departments too actually, so its very diverse.'

Masha says, 'still, hard to believe that there are 8 active imms'

Dae says, 'are the members of the committee kept confidental?'

LadyAce says, 'Oh, there's more like 20 active imms...'

Haley nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Adamar says, 'the most I have seen is 6, after a crash with everybody on [chat] about security'

LadyAce says, 'I don't know if it's confidential or not. I think if it were public, it would be in helps.'

Dae nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'We can pass that along as feedback'

Dae says, 'are counts ever given to applicants if accepted/rejected?'

Haley shakes her head in disagreement with Dae.

Dae nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'so we know who to send bribes to for future lotp applications'

Adamar grins evilly.

LadyAce says, 'well, that'd be what might discourage us posting the list :P'

LadyAce tickles Adamar.

LadyAce says, 'anything else we can answer about LoP? What do you guys think of the replica mobs? Anything you want to see more or less of?'

Dae says, 'it's better than the mueseum type deal, that's for sure'

Kaige smiles at Dae.

Masha says to LadyAce, 'we need a few more battle-druid type mobs'

Masha winks suggestively at LadyAce.

Kaneda says, 'and surgeons'

Kaneda ducks to the ground.

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce says, 'well, some of them hafta make LoP then....'

Kaneda chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'the replicas are created to fight the way their chars did'

Masha says to LadyAce, 'bah, that means I actually have to be nice to you all'

Masha gives LadyAce a great big smooch!

LadyAce tickles Masha.

Lilac says to Masha, 'I dont see what being nice has to do with it.. Lops should have the same diversity as anything else.. good, bad, loved and hated chars'


100 mind/spirit Sugeons Worth It?

Kaneda says, 'is it worth it to be a 100 mind/spi surgeon from indus?'

Kaneda says, 'i've been trying it for a month'

Adamar says, 'i sent a few ideas to sandra already, her answer is that it will go on the long list of wishlist to do'

LadyAce says to Kaneda, 'what do you mean by 'worth it'? I've had pretty good luck in the past with mine...'

Haley says, 'that's what I was as a mort'

Haley points proudly at herself.

Kaneda says, 'but i've been doing mainly only 30-40 hp heals'

Kaneda says, 'rarely do 50's'

LadyAce says, 'that's a lot...'

Dae nods solemnly.

Kaneda says, 'but i'm not sure if it is worth it'

Kaneda says, 'i can't fight for anything'

Kaneda says, 'and don't have decent enough stats to shoot'

LadyAce says, 'I mean, a lot of hp, jeez :P druids hafta haul poultices around, make them up, hope they don't run out....'

Kaige says, 'if you're a pure healer type that's typical'

Masha smirks.

Masha says, 'bah, you people need to learn the art of preserve'

LadyAce says, 'if you don't have any fighting abilities then no, you won't do so well in a fight :) unless you pick some careful tactics'

Kaneda says, 'only time i can do anything is when runs happen though'

Dae says, 'Smee was a 50hp healing surgeon with like 700 hp, was funny to watch him solo klien'

Dae says, 'I miss that guy'

Masha chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'if you don't like pairing up with people for xp, though, surgeoning probably isn't for you'

Masha says to Dae, 'I can solo klein to, and I augment, silly'

Haley says to Kaneda, 'if you are bored with it that way, I'd suggest playing around with you stats a bit and seeing if youre happier with a little less mana/spir and try shooting maybe.'

Kaneda says, 'i like it, but lately the mud has been real quiet at night when i get to be on'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Dae says, 'it picks up at night over the summer'

LadyAce says, 'the last week has been really quiet'

Kaneda nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'it's exams time for a lot of people'

Adamar says, 'aren't university in exam time?'

Haley says, 'time of year with people getting out of school etc, its quiet for a bit during this time'

Haley nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaneda says, 'i've been done for a week now'

LadyAce says, 'high schools and universities both'

LadyAce says, 'here we have another 2 weeks to go'

LadyAce says, 'it's different all around the country'

Kaneda nods solemnly.

Dae nods his agreement with Kelli.

LadyAce says, 'so if you're too bored right now, why not make a few experiment chars?'

LadyAce says, 'things will surely pick up again later'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Kaneda says, 'just don't see the greater advantage of full surgeon over starting in medi and getting puolts'

Dae nods his agreement with Kelli.

Haley nods her agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'druids take a lotta maintenance'

Dae looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaneda nods solemnly.

Dae says, 'mine's pretty easy'

LadyAce says, 'you screw your str so you can boost other stuff, then you can't haul anything :P'

Dae says, 'I just use two types of herbs tho'

Kaige says, 'once you get the rent space they're easier'

Kaneda says, 'i have no str'

Kaneda chuckles politely.

Dae says, 'I can help you make a druid if you want, I usually pair them with lots of dex and 2c create tho'

Dae nods to himself - he must be getting senile.

Kaige keeps pushing her druid overrent with herbs

Kaige scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

LadyAce says, 'at any rate...whatever char you choose is bound to have advantages and disadvantages, and if the particular combo of your char isn't to your taste, you should change your char some'

LadyAce says, 'some people just weren't meant to play (whatever)'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

LadyAce can't stand to be a sniper, for example.

Masha says to LadyAce, 'try being a decent battledruid with decent hitting power. it's hard'

LadyAce says, 'I can't stand fleeing. Goes against my grain...thence, no snipers for me :)'

Dae says, 'heh'

Masha grins evilly at LadyAce.. wonder what she's thinking...

Kaneda chuckles politely at LadyAce's feeble witticism.

Masha says to LadyAce, 'Bah, I do that, and it's easy'

Dae says, 'more like no pk!, unless you like to play the stand around and get beat on types'

Kaige coughs, 'Howard'

Kaige giggles.

Dae snickers softly.

Masha smirks.


Why only 2 Scalpels?

Kaneda says, 'and why is ther only 2 scalpels in the game?'

Adamar says, 'that's what strings are for'

Kaige says, 'there's actually only one object. one of them is strung.'

Kaneda says, 'but neither scalpel has stats'

Dae hates surgeons.

LadyAce says, 'well, you don't have to do anything but have it in inv'

Kaige says, 'nope.. but you don't have to carry anything around to heal with iether'

Kaneda nods solemnly.

Adamar looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'hence that advantage/disadvantage thing again'

Kaneda says, 'but don't have the str to use a better weapon'


Currency Discussion

Adamar says, 'regarding dollars from pittsburgh, are there plans to let any other bankers use that currency or only in the pitts bank'

Adamar is always carrying extra dollars because he forgets about depositing

LadyAce says, 'well, there aren't many places in the world at that time which would know about dollars'

Kaige says, 'there's plans, but the mechanics of doing it right now are rather complicated.'

Dae says, 'another thing is, you can't split dollars once you have them'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Dae says, 'cuz you get like 20's and 5's, instead of ones'

Kaige says, 'but once we can get the wrinkles that are left out, we do plan on using more types of currency else where, and it doesn't have to be just dollars.'

Dae says, 'any plans for silvers and coppers type things?'

Adamar says, 'oh like pesos and euros?'

Dae says, 'maybe platinum pieces'

Kaige nods her agreement with Adamar.

Masha nods her agreement with Dae.

Dae says, 'nooo'

Dae says, 'platinum pieces!'

Masha says to Dae, 'platinum's cool'

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

Kaige says to Dae, 'dunno. we technically have two currency systems running right now.'

Kaige says, 'one is object based and one is just a slot in your pfile make up. until you drop it.'

LadyAce says, 'it'd hafta be in a time where people made & used platinum pieces.'

Adamar says, 'currency with different exchange rates so we can play the money market'

Masha says to LadyAce, 'hey, egyptians did'

Haley says to Adamar, 'that'd be cool :)'

Dae says, 'I should be able to buy stock in pittsburgh'

Adamar says, 'way too complicated, I am sure'

Haley says, 'its way off, is my guess right now yea :)'

Kaige nods her agreement with Haley.

Haley says, 'but a really neat concept!'

LadyAce giggles.

Masha grins evilly at Dae.. wonder what she's thinking...

Masha says to Dae, 'stocks would be cool too'

Kaige says, 'would tie in nicely with Ruf's economy ideas and stuff'



Faldorn says, 'What exactly is a 'blindness attack' as per the particular item that confers immunity to such things?'

Dae says, 'filmys'

Dae says, 'tumi'

Dae looks up into the sky and ponders.

Dae says, 'spell'

LadyAce says, 'try it and see :)'

Dae says, 'oof'

Dae says, 'I didn't mean to answer that then'

Faldorn says, 'I did, it failed quite miserably'

Faldorn wrinkles his nose with distaste.

LadyAce says, 'mostly I've heard that it's too powerful, not the reverse'

Faldorn says, 'So if bow attacks were blinding me while wearing it, I should bug that?'

Dae says, 'immunity to blindness?'

Dae says, 'it's not immunity'

Dae says, 'it's like 66% or something'

Dae says, 'they just call it immunity'

Adamar says, 'isn't it just blind resist'

Dae says, 'more like, resistance too'

LadyAce says, 'yea, resist is 1/3rd, immune is 2/3rds'

Faldorn says, 'ahhh well then I suggest a better name than 'immunity', then'

Adamar nods his agreement with Faldorn.

Dae says, 'I like it =)'

Faldorn says, 'thank you'

Dae says, 'it lulls newbie pk'rs into thinking they can win!'

LadyAce says, 'could use a helpfile, at least.'

Dae cackles gleefully to himself for no apparent reason.

Faldorn nods solemnly.

Masha grins evilly at Dae.. wonder what she's thinking...

Masha says to Dae, 'yes, good, isn't that?'

Dae nods solemnly.

Masha grins evilly.

Masha says, 'and here I make cure blinds..'

Masha licks Dae.


Pasting Info to a Note/Board?

Adamar says, 'i want copy and past something onto a board, is there a faster way then doing it one line at a time'

LadyAce says, 'depends on your client, I've found'

LadyAce says, 'I can usually past about 6 lines at a time'

Adamar says, 'so it is a client issue?'

Kaige says, 'it also depends on your computer and connection.'

LadyAce says, 'seems to be, to me. I've had clients where I could paste a whole page'

Adamar is using gmud on either a t1 or cable connection, i get cut off when i try to paste multiple lines

LadyAce says, 'you should definitely format it somehow in advance, anyway'

LadyAce says, 'I haven't tried with gmud. Try like, raw telnet, and see if that's different'

Dae says, 'legend has a odd thing with wrapping'

Dae says, 'if you put in the seperator after about 15 20 words your alright to just write one long line'

Adamar says, 'it is a raw txt file, shouldn't have much formatting on it to begin with'

Masha says, 'I use gmud, and i use it and have no problems with pasting long posts'

LadyAce says, 'I mean like line length'

Kaige says, 'formatting as in have your line breaks already set at 73 columns'

Adamar says, 'i will try again'

Kaige hugs BBEdit and her mac.

Adamar says, '73....I had it set to 80'

Kaige says, 'but yeah. I can paste more now than with my old mac...'

Kaige says, '74 is the cut off for the note/board editor.'

Kaige says, 'so 73 chars is safest.'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'it's because Ptah wanted to have the > 's in there for the @> command to show what you had so far.'

Adamar says, 'that could be it, I will try it later and pester you all at the next q&a if it doesn't work'

LadyAce says, 'you're welcome to pester any time, but I don't think we'll have a different answer for you then...'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'it's something you'll hafta work out on your end of things'

Adamar says, 'as long as it is a client issue, i can probably do something to fix it'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'or at least learn the limitations of your client and get better at approximating how much you can send at a time.'

LadyAce says, 'as long as it works for some of us and not others, it's bound to be client-based, yanno?'

Adamar nods solemnly.


A Laston Command?

Masha says, 'can we get a command that lets us see when a character was last on?'

Masha says, 'like or something like that?'

LadyAce says, 'it's something GMs can check, but we'd rather not add it for players'

LadyAce says, 'there's some concerns about stalking and such'

Kaige says, 'that's been brought up in the past, and several people always cry privacy issues, so yeah.. roster is as close as you'll get.'

LadyAce says, 'not everyone wants to broadcast when they've been around.'

Masha wrinkles her nose with distaste.

Masha says, 'bah, make it so they could config it to allow themselve to become visable to that command?'

LadyAce says, 'then, presumably, people could see what sorts of people don't want their movements tracked :P'

Masha shrugs helplessly.

Masha says, 'well, it was a thought.'

LadyAce says, 'you can always drop someone a mudmail if you're trying to catch up with them'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.


Tells to SILENT Rooms?

Adamar says, 'if i send a tell to a person in a no-tell room, does the tell save in their afk buffer'

LadyAce says, 'Hm, not sure. I think it used to but we fixed the bug'

Adamar says, 'so it is NOT suppose to be saved'

LadyAce says, 'right. Cuz then you could just check your buffer'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'and the no-tell-ness would be defeated.'

Adamar says, 'ok had that happen to me and wasn't sure if it was because my afk buffer was full or the no-tell thing'

Wren says, 'pity being deaf doesn't let you hear random bits of the mud anymore'

Wren mopes around, depressed.

Masha comforts Wren.

Kaige giggles at Wren.

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Wren says, 'you hear the most er compromising things!'

Wren giggles.

Kaige says, 'much nicer when you think of it as something that doesn't cause corruption any more too!'

Wren says, 'oo that is true'


Tells to Multiple People?

Masha says, 'is it possible to come up with a command that allows you to multiple tell people without having them grouped?'

Masha says, 'a good example is a muck command known as 'page' which allows you to hold a private conversation with multiple people at the same time, but all still be private'

LadyAce says, 'you could write a trigger to do it I spose'

LadyAce says, 'wouldn't be hard to do it in a client'

Haley says, 'I think it gives more of a community feel by using the clan channel or all talking in a particular room together... just thinking RP wise etc...'

Masha says, 'just another idea was all.'

Wren says, 'ya, if I had a command like that'd I'd just use it to bitch about my current group members'

Wren ducks to the ground.

Wren hangs her head.

Haley laughs at Wren.

Wren scuffles dirt onto her own shoes for some odd reason.

LadyAce says, 'if it's too easy to talk to people who aren't around, why get together? :) It's something that works great in a place where the emphasis is on the talking, here it's more broad'

Masha says, 'hey, at least i'm putting out ideas and not being bitchy like usual'

Wren giggles at Masha.

Wren says, 'yay!'

Haley says, 'ideas are good :)'

Haley says, 'and idea them too so they are hard copied, if you havent already.'

LadyAce says, 'It's good :) which is why we're giving thoughtful replies as best we can.'

LadyAce says, 'we could just say 'put that on idea' :P'

Wren cheers for Masha - huzzah!


Elementals Suddenly Die?

Wren says, 'okie this is weirdthing! I think it is a bug but is a rarebug. endangeredbug'

Wren says, 'me been playing creates for umm well. mebbe 4 years and I've only seen it about five times'

Wren says, 'sometimes! I am sitting peacefully minding my own business meddytating with my ellymentals'

Wren says, 'when they just drop dead'

Wren says, 'one moment they're sitting there, perfectly happy, full hp, not fighting'

Wren says, 'next - you hear a greater air sprite's death cry'

Wren says, 'HMMMMM'

Haley says, 'ooer'

Kaige says, 'weird'

Wren says, 'extremely weird!'

Wren says, 'and I don't bug it because I never know what to bug you see'

Kaige says, 'dhole!'

Wren giggles at Kaige.

LadyAce giggles.

Wren says, 'so it's a bug?'

Haley says, 'when that happens, can you get a log of it and ship it off to someone so we can get it to the coders?'

Wren says, 'they're not sposed to randomly get heart attacks?'

Kaige nods her agreement with Haley.

Adamar says, 'charmie virus attack'

Haley says, 'maybe a log would be the best way to attack that one.'

Wren giggles at Adamar.

Wren says, 'yay!'

LadyAce says, 'be sure to type date within the log'

Wren says, 'actually now think about it got a lot of create questions.'

Wren scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Wren nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'then they can timestamp it to our logs'

Haley says, 'yea date/time etc :)'

Wren says, 'okie! if they drop dead again I will ask'

Wren says, 'and log!'


More than One Greater Summon?

Wren says, 'having 2 greater summons demon/titan titan/angel'

Wren says, 'that's a bug right?'

Adamar says, 'that's fixed'

Adamar grumbles.

Wren says, 'is it?'

Wren says, 'I saw someone use it'

Wren says, 'so now am confuzzled'

Wren says, 'er somebody'

Adamar says, 'i tried it a couple weeks ago and it didn't work'

Wren says, 'I saw it um'

Wren looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce says, 'bug it -- could be there's more ways to do it than the ways we've blocked or something'

Wren says, '4 days ago'

Wren says, 'someone in my mephhy group used it'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'issa bug! issa cheat! deletedeletedelete!!'

Wren says, 'oh. okie. so I should scratch that Evil Plot to Get Three Major Summons'

Wren giggles at LadyAce.

Wren figured out how.

Wren sniffs sadly.

LadyAce comforts Wren.

LadyAce gives a quick polish to her halo. It now shines brightly.

Adamar says to Wren, 'i tried that, very fun'

Wren says, 'yay'

Wren says, 'umm okie more !'

Wren hangs her head.

Adamar says, 'easy to do too'

Wren chatters.


Problem with Dying in Customs?

Adamar says, 'possible bug, a player got killed in the custom clerk'

Adamar says, 'but he can't go back in the room to get corpse (say room is full)'

LadyAce says, 'issa bug then yea'

Adamar says, 'but I can walk in'

Wren says, 'mebbe there was another mob in the room?'

Adamar says, 'just not him'

Wren says, 'ew'

Kaige says, 'there were mobs in there taking up the space'

Kaige nods her agreement with Wren.

Wren holds her head down and mourns the dead.

LadyAce says, 'should bug it so Kae can squash it'

Adamar says, 'if it was a mob, shouldn't it block everybody'

LadyAce says, 'coulda been luck'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'if it was a nonhuman one it should get kicked out immediately'

Kaige giggles.

LadyAce says, 'mob wandering in and out or whatnot'

Adamar says, 'blah all custom clerks is bad karma,,,,'


Plans for Spirit & Spellcasters?

Wren says, 'notherbug question! well not bug. mebbe overlooked feature.'

Wren says, 'are there any plans to put spirit req on ALL spellwords? okay maybe not first circle'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think there's a specific definite plan like that -- there's an intention to boost the usefulness of spirit over time, however.'

Wren looks up into the sky and ponders.

Wren nods solemnly.

Wren says, 'just wondering'

Wren says, 'because right now the possiblities with negative spirit and spellcasting together are quite erm'

Wren says, 'scary'

Wren giggles.


Address book for Player Housing?

Nietzsche says, 'what are your thoughts on an in-game address book, a directory of who has a house where and such'

Masha says to Nietzsche, 'oooh, nice idea'

Wren says, 'ugh I'd hate that'

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'man, as fast as those can change?'

LadyAce says, 'might make a nice board post'

Nietzsche says, 'oh'

Nietzsche laughs at Kaige.

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'like the icq one.'

Wren says, 'mebbe if it's limited to friends only?'

Wren scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Adamar says, 'maybe a yellow pages or sort'

Wren says, 'I was thinking that pkwise it could be not-so-good'

Nietzsche says, 'you could be unlisted perhaps =)'

Wren says, 'oo ya'

Kaige nods her agreement with Wren.

Wren beams at Nietzsche delightedly.


Why Change Roots to Balm?

Tickles says, 'i know this is a little while later but why did the roots change to balm?'

Kaige says, 'because it was a bad design decision to have healing ability boosted by starving yourself AND basing regen rates on how full you were at the same time.'

Haley nods her agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce says, 'it sets people up for frustration'

Wren says, 'cause all the create mages looked really anorexic, and then had these bulimic binges and the immfolk couldn't take the bad press for holding walking skeletons wif distended tummies as poster childs for one school of magic!'

Wren pants.

Adamar laughs with amusement.

Kaige nods her agreement with Wren.

Tickles says, 'ok...'


Reporting Bugs/Oddities?

Wren says, 'when you think something is weird but you are not sure if it is a bug, does it annoy immfolk to bug it?'

LadyAce says, 'nope'

Wren says, 'so you should bug it even if you aren't sure?'

LadyAce says, 'yea'

Wren says, 'example is those candles in quebec that were 1k rent for a while - wasn't sure and er. well'

Wren says, 'it could just be one of those Mad Renty Items - those things should be bugged?'

LadyAce says, 'if you spam in pages and pages about how people should have to go to the bathroom and why don't we have a Matrix zone? ... then we'd get annoyed'

Wren says, 'I know, I saw them and went hmm is that a bug? dunno better not say or get whacked'

Wren hangs her head.

LadyAce says, 'well, if you go hmm, put it in.'

Wren ponders LadyAce's existence.

Kaige says, 'and don't worry about taking more than one bug report to get your idea/report across..'

Wren says, 'same goes with bugging quests'

Kaige nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'yea, it all just looks like a paragraph when we see it, with your name & the room you're in (& date/time)'

Kaige says, 'definitely then...'

Wren says, 'so I bug it if I think it is buggy even though I am not sure if I am just doing the quest wrong?'

Kaige says to Wren, 'you can also drop a note to the area maintainer.. check areainfo for who that is'

LadyAce says, 'sure, cuz that's also an area we could look at -- why it is that your expectations aren't working out'

Wren says, 'ooh okie I think I prefer bug'

Wren scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Wren nods solemnly.

Wren quiet now!

Kaige says to Wren, 'mostly it depends on if you want an answer or not.'

LadyAce says, 'like if it seems logical to go one way, and it's not, that's not necessarily a bug but it could be a place for improvement'

Kaige says, 'we have 4600 entries or so in our area bug file.'

LadyAce says, 'that's not really all that bad :P'

LadyAce says, 'sizewise I mean'


Why Pray is for Emergencies

Adamar says, 'our of curiosity, why is praying for attention so bad, does your screen light up in ugly colors and beep loudly?'

LadyAce says, 'pray is the emergency line'

Haley says, 'just because we'd like to see it more for emergencies.'

LadyAce says, 'you don't call 911 for a cough'

Haley says, 'if your character has a corrupt pfile, you are witnessing a cheater, that kinda thing'

Haley says, 'we want to know that pray comes across as "oooh, gotta act on that now!"'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'oh, i just thought pray makes your screen go berserk so you notice a Pray easier'

Haley laughs with amusement.

LadyAce says, 'some of us might have our clients set up like that'

LadyAce says, 'but the mud doesn't do that'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Haley says, 'and if people are at work and invis for instance and have most of the channels off but want to be available for emergencies etc.'


Sending a log of a bug?

Wren says, 'okay I wanna send a log of a bug. I put in date/time'

Wren says, 'what do I leave out?'

Wren says, 'I saw a bug where everyone in my group (SL group) was getting xp on kills, except me, and I wasn't ungrouped'

Wren says, 'I never sent it (was sposed to) cause it's spammy as hell'

Wren says, 'and I could never figure out what to leave out'

Haley says, 'If you want to clean it up, fine, but we've read through some messy stuff :)'

Kaige nods her agreement with Haley.

Haley says, 'if you want to clean it? I'd say take the channel stuff out and gtells and just keep the raw part'

Wren says, 'so I can send in a log with me checking whois 20 times in 10 minutes? (er no seriously) or do I take out the prompts or ?'

Wren says, 'oh'

LadyAce says, 'we're pretty good at skimming'

Wren says, 'okie!'

Wren nods solemnly.

Wren says, 'yay!'

Wren says, 'alldone'

Kaige says, 'feel free to clip tells and personal stuff, and irrelevant like that'

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce says, 'okie, I'm heading out'

LadyAce waves happily.

LadyAce gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Kaige says, 'I need to get going too.'

Kaige waves happily.

Haley hugs LadyAce.

Adamar waves happily.

Kaige gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Haley hugs Kaige.

Haley waves happily.

Adamar waves happily.

Kaige says, 'I'll have the area updates posted in the morning.'

Haley beams at Kaige delightedly.

Haley giggles.

Adamar waves happily.

Kaige waves happily.


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