Lecture Series Index

June 13th, 2002

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Housing Limits?
Upcoming Odyssey Events?
Detect Illusion Item?
Games & Timing?
Upcoming Balance Changes?
Areas: Building vs Coding
Tag Team PK Tourney?
More Recent Time Periods?
Ideas for Events
Seeing Floorplans before Buying?
Mob Quotes Trivia Idea

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Housing Limits?

Adamar says, 'question on housing'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'if the floorplan doesn't say anything about expanison limits or max room limits'

Adamar says, 'how many rooms can i add to the house'

Kaige says, 'as many as you can pay for'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'ok, easy enough'


Upcoming Odyssey Events?

Krux says, 'any hints on the summer oddyssey upcomings/events?'

LadyAce says, 'the latest fixed items are in 'events' right now'

Krux nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'for more than that, check the posts on area changes. Kaige is making some fun moves in Aztecs, for example'

Krux says, 'any other parties planned besides that wrestling match yesterday?'

Kaige says, 'I think I'm ready to put most of them in tomorrow'

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce says, 'what sorts of parties sound fun to you?'

Cumference says, 'nekkid party'

Cumference throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Krux says, 'oh ... prob not ones that can be rp'd on Legend'

Krux laughs with amusement.

Cumference laughs with amusement.

Cumference throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Krux says, 'I'll drop you a note if I have any ideas'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'okie :)'

LadyAce says, 'I've been thinking about a Bacchanalian feast of some sort on Kaige's suggestion. Maybe that's up your alley.'


Detect Illusion Item?

Cumference says, 'I heard rumors of a detect illusion item coming in...is that true..??'

Cumference says, 'Is it one of those "we can't answer that question at this time" questions?'

LadyAce says, 'Nothing I've heard about ... maybe it's from not paying close enough attention, though'

Cumference grumbles.

Kaige says, 'not that I've heard of, but that doesn't mean much either way some days'

Cumference says, 'ohhh'

Cumference hopes hopes!

LadyAce says, 'if you're wanting one, you could always suggest it on idea'

Cumference nods solemnly.


Games & Timing?

Adamar says, 'i guess moving wed game time would be too much to ask for?'

LadyAce says, 'It's kinda the slot I've made in my personal schedule for it. I'm putting in some Saturday stuff to make up for it tho'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar smiles happily.

Adamar says, 'that is cool, it is just always during commute time for me'

LadyAce says, 'which kinds of events would you most like to see on weekends instead of the wednesdays?'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i like long hunts but that tends'

LadyAce says, 'sometimes you can join still even at 10 -- depends on the event. Flag hunts and tag might go on for a while, pk tourney really went on for a while....'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'do more things in the nude'

Adamar grins evilly.

Krux throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Adamar says, 'naked trivia'

Cumference laughs with amusement.

Krux takes off his fringed moosehide loincloth.

Krux waves a fringed moosehide loincloth.

LadyAce chuckles politely.

Krux puts on his fringed moosehide loincloth.

Krux says, 'woohoo!'

Adamar smiles happily.

Adamar says, 'when is usually the busiest time online? I know the stats are in teh LT but i am too lazy to look it up'

LadyAce giggles.

Adamar says, 'that big grid scared me'

LadyAce says, 'summers are often slow times in general. evenings, weekends are peaks.'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce points at Cumference.


Upcoming Balance Changes?

Cumference says, 'Any plans either longterm or shorterm to do any char class tweaking? new skills? fixes? just changes in general?'

Kaige says, 'currently most stuff has been put off while the coders have been trying to fix the memory bugs and crashes.'

Cumference nods solemnly.

Craven says, 'also it appears most coders are burnt out or have better things to do, which makes it even worse :)'

Kaige says, 'other than the create stuff that was supposed to go in last week, I don't recall anythign else really under discussion right now'

Kaige says, 'well instead of coding I've been doing building stuff'

Cumference nods solemnly.

Huginn has been slacking.. its all his fault

Craven says, 'too much to do and fewer then usual people to do it'


Areas: Building vs Coding

Cumference says, 'ugh i wanna build my own area but you can't build outside and give it to Legend? U HAVE to be an imm?'

Kaige says to Cumference, 'well we don't use a standard file format, so that'd make it harder'

Cumference grumbles.

LadyAce says, 'What we really need are good people to do work with us'

Craven says, 'its all about coding anyway'

Craven says, 'building is wussy!'

Adamar says, 'haha legendmud buying other mud areas wholesale'

Cumference says, 'Building is where the creative imagination comes in :D'

LadyAce says, 'not work that shows up for us to incorporate, maintain, etc.'

Cumference says, 'Coding might be the framework of the mud but it certainly doesn't create the atmosphere :D'

Kaige says to Cumference, 'it helps.'

Cumference imagines a stockmud.

Huginn says, 'building and coding don't strike me as much different really. not with acts and such'

Cumference looks up into the sky and ponders.

Craven says, 'coding is way better'

Kaige says, 'it's all tangled up together'

Cumference doesn't know what he's talking about.

Craven says, 'coding stuff is fun'

Kaige says to Huginn, 'building's more work in some ways. more to tie together at once instead of being able to do something that's more self contained'

Huginn ducks to the ground.

Craven says, 'writing triggers so a mob says hi when you walk in isn't very exciting for me :)'

Cumference nods solemnly.

Craven says to Huginn, 'yup!'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says, 'I mean most area files are bigger than most code files'


Tag Team PK Tourney?

Adamar says, 'i was going ask if you ever tried tag team pk as a game'

LadyAce says, 'tag team, I haven't seen. 3 on 3, 5 on 5, 2 on 2 I've seen'

Adamar says, 'so only 1 player on each side can fight at the same time'

Craven says, 'what like have an arena and a command in it called "tag" only when you tag your are removed from the ring and your friend enters?'

Adamar says, 'you can use 2 safe rooms instead as corners'

Craven says, 'what if both people are in it'

Adamar says, 'tunnel it so only 1 can be in it'

Craven says, 'then 2 people could be in the ring'

Adamar says, 'so you can...have both teammembers in the ring...so you have to referee it a bit'

Adamar says, 'a very short time'

Adamar says, 'then the other have to go'

LadyAce says to Adamar, 'what do you think that sort of tourney would bring -- like, what new strategies would it include?'

Adamar says to LadyAce, 'it would cost more confusion during pk'

Kaige says, 'lots of seeing who could go toe to toe to get one side down to dying, and then tag your partner in before you die'

Adamar says, 'plus i got the idea from watching pro wrestling...so it is probably a warped idea to begin with'

Kaige says, 'also would make it hard to play if you weren't self sufficient or a support type char... but I kinda like the idea'

Adamar looks up into the sky and ponders.

Adamar says, 'or you can try it like the video games'

Adamar says, 'have random teams'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'still have only 1 to fight at a time'

Adamar says, 'i imagine lots of argument between partners on who gets to fight'

Adamar says, 'then argument on who doesn't want to fight and hide int he safe room so the teammate gets creamed'

LadyAce says, 'would the other person heal up while in the safe room?'

Adamar says, 'i imagine so'

LadyAce says, '....could go on a long time. I'll think about it tho.'


More Recent Time Periods?

Krux says, 'are any of the new areas going to more current? closer to modern times?'

Adamar says, 'you mean like in 1950s or so'

Krux nods solemnly.

Kaige says, '1950's is the "newest" one that's in the works and probably the most recent we'll go for a while'

Bart says, 'well, there are rumours of something being set around the 1950'

Krux says, 'sorta ... 1950's 60's 70's

Cumference likes ancient more.... more room for imagination etc :)

Krux nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'hard to be a legendary time when it is too new'

Krux says, 'okey, thanks'

Krux says, 'true'

Kaige says to Cumference, 'yeah, but we don't have much room for dinos or space travel in ancient either'

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

Cumference laughs with amusement.

LadyAce says, 'one needs perspective that comes with time'

Krux nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Adamar says, 'however, i still think every mud needs a smurf village'

Krux rolls around on the ground with laughter.

LadyAce says, 'imagine the sort of area that might've been written about, say, vietnam, in 1975 :P'


Ideas for Events

Cumference says, 'oh yeah! Event suggestion'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Cumference says, 'Is it possible to have a "Siege" type pk event..'

Cumference says, 'Where one team lays siege on the Taran Dun'

Cumference says, 'and one team defends it'

Kaige says, 'again?'

Kaige giggles.

Cumference says, 'If the Queen is slain, then the siege is complete'

Adamar says, 'didn't somebody do that before'

Cumference says, 'you had that?!'

Kaige says, 'a couple years ago, in Tara even'

Kaige giggles.

Bart says, 'along the lines of a paintball flag game?'

LadyAce says, 'couple times, really'

Kaige says, 'but nothing to say it can't be done elsewhere'

Cumference throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Cumference nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'we did one in Klein, too.'

Cumference says, 'okay nm then :D'

Kaige nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'there was a Lima one, but not quite the same'

Bart says, 'hmm, doing something like that with recalltag structure could be fun'

Adamar says, 'why? nobody likes lima?'

LadyAce says, 'no, there's not the same castle/guards type of structure there'

Adamar looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce says, 'so we had more like a coup'

Kaige says, 'the guards there are pushovers for the most part compared to most players'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Cumference giggles.

LadyAce says, 'I forget if we've ravaged the palace in Agrabah tho'

Adamar says, 'do it in SL or AT'

Cumference says, 'the defending team should have employed a healer to heal the npc defenses'

Cumference throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

LadyAce says, 'in SL or AT, that's the same stuff you do normally :) nothing to see here, keep walking'

LadyAce says, 'oh, they did :) the sidhe rose up from the underhill, and everything'

Adamar says, 'hrm, in one of the greek cities'

Kaige says, 'well, an AT/SL/PD type thing would take a LOT of work to make the defending team on the home team's side so to speak'

Adamar says, 'those are well defended already'


Seeing Floorplans before Buying?

Adamar says, 'i think this has been asked before, is there a way to see the floorplans of room additions without buying the house first'

LadyAce says, 'it's a 'we wish!' item'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'not yet!'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'we don't have the feature in yet, but we surely wish we did, and it's on the list'


Mob Quotes Trivia Idea

Adamar says, 'i want to run a mob quotes trivia, ie. who said "help help i am being repressed"'

Adamar says, 'would that be considered game info on channel'

Kaige says, 'depends on what the quote is I'd think... but since that one's on chat, I'd say it was fair game'

LadyAce giggles.

Kaige says, 'if it's part of a quest I'd say it would be better left off'

Adamar says, 'only quotes the mob randomly say or if you ask "teach"'

Bart says, 'just be careful with quest specific quotes etc'

Adamar says, 'i think singing mobs are hilarious'

Kaige says, 'or skill teaching specific ones.'

Bart nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'if it was you running it, not an imm...and on a conference....seems pretty safe, too'

Adamar says, 'so only random quotes is ok?'

Kaige says, 'like if the mob gives a smart ass answer to being asked teach, I'd say that was ok, but not the ones that tell you what they teach'

Adamar nods his agreement with Kaige.

Adamar says, 'i like the ones where the mobs complaint about "running insignifiant trivia"'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'you gonna run three games, one each month?'

Kaige giggles.

Cumference says, 'Who says.. "Greetings friend."'

Adamar chuckles politely.

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce says, 'one for ancient mobs, one for medieval, one for industrial'

LadyAce says, 'perfect.'

Adamar says, 'i can do one, can't promise 3'

Kaige chuckles politely.

Adamar grins evilly.

Bart says to Adamar, 'be careful here, LA will make plans and your world will go to hell :)'

Bart winks suggestively at LadyAce.

Kaige says to Adamar, 'was just a -.... idea, yeah that's it!'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'yeah yeah idea'

Kaige smiles at Adamar.

Adamar backs out of the slowly.

Adamar says, 'out of the room'

Adamar grumbles.

LadyAce says to Adamar, 'How about Sunday night? That long enough for research?'

LadyAce looks sly.

Bart rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Bart says to Adamar, 'I warned you'

Adamar says, 'do you want to pre-approve the questions too?'

LadyAce says to Adamar, 'nope, it's all up to you. Put out a request for players to donate prizes for it, people can clean out their closets'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i think i bought up most of those closet strings'

LadyAce says, 'they'll do it -- you'll have more than you'll know what to do with.'

LadyAce giggles at Adamar.

LadyAce says, 'well, maybe you have an attic to clean out, then'

LadyAce says, 'If you end up with a random assemblage of restringables, make the top prize be first choice, or somesuch'

Adamar laughs with amusement.

Adamar begins to twitch nervously.

LadyAce says, 'ah, then it'd be good for your karma to release some of those worldly possessions into the arms of someone who will love them'

LadyAce says, 'Maybe next Tuesday evening (after commute!) would be more your style.'

Adamar says, 'maybe a themed trivia with themed prizes'

LadyAce says, 'also doable. But let's not forget the mob quotes. That's excellent Odyssey material, just what we like to see.'

LadyAce says, 'and you're uniquely placed to do the trivia ... a little bit of a conflict of interest for an imm to do it, maybe.'

Adamar says, 'ok, i will look over my notes on anicent quotes'

Adamar says, 'i will let you know tonight after I go home'

LadyAce says to Adamar, 'drop me a note on when you'll want to have it (system time) -- I'll put you events.'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce shakes Adamar's hand.

LadyAce says, 'Pleasure doin business.'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Bart.

Adamar says, 'oh darn, i got sucked into an event and i missed an auction'

Bart comforts Adamar.

LadyAce giggles.

Adamar whimpers to Bart.

Bart says to Adamar, 'don't blame me, I've worked out how she operates and tried to warn you'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce chuckles politely at Bart's feeble witticism.

Adamar says, 'how many questions shoudl i have for the trivia?'

Adamar says, '20?'

LadyAce says to Adamar, 'I'd say 25.'

LadyAce waves happily.

Cumference waves happily.

Cumference throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Kaige says, 'Thanks for coming guys!'

Kaige waves happily.

Kaige needs to finish fixing dinner too.

Bart nods solemnly.

ArchAngel peers around the room intently.

Bart waves happily.

Adamar waves happily.


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