Lecture Series Index

June 27th, 2002

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Every Item From Corpse Saves?
New Stuff Summary
Warnings: Points and Appeals?
Time On LotP App Results?
Elementals and Indoors?
Overrent and Leaving Fast?
Mort Trivia: Ideas & Prizes?
Max Player Support?
New Areas?
Kaige's Name?
Do Imms Get to Play?

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Every Item From Corpse Saves?

Sita says, 'is there a reason it saves after every item you take out of a corpse?'

Basara nods his agreement with Sita.

LadyAce says, 'it's part of trying to keep bad things from happening with housing'

Sita says, 'Ooooh ok'

Kaige says, 'it's actually cosmetic right now and won't look like that after tomorrow'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Sita nods solemnly.


New Stuff Summary

LadyAce says, 'well, if you haven't been around much, here's what's new....'

LadyAce says, 'new stuff added to a lot of areas in ancient, primarily...'

Basara nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'this month, anyway'

LadyAce says, 'lots of fixes for better stability and less lag due to memory troubles'

LadyAce looks up into the sky and ponders.

Basara says, 'cool'

Kaige says, 'yeah we're back to counting it in days again'

Basara laughs with amusement.

Basara says, 'it was doing well last few times I was here, I was thinking you were counting weeks'

Kaige says, 'yeah, we had been going update to update -- which presented the memory problems'

Kaige says, 'or at least made the lag from them really bad'

Basara nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'no more sloggy Thursdays :)'

Basara cheers wildly!

Basara jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with LadyAce!

Basara jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Kaige!

Kaige says, 'and as is typical with memory problems... it was kinda like a game of vitual pick up sticks... let's see which fall down after we pull this one out.'

LadyAce giggles.

Basara snickers softly.

Basara says, 'I suddenly had the urge to chant "jenga" over and over'

Kaige chuckles politely.

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'awesome game'

Sita nods solemnly.

Sita says, 'I played it the other day'

Sita drools contentedly.

LadyAce says to Kaige, 'yanno, if you look at 'help updates' at least, what it seems to show is that we almost never make changes in June'

LadyAce says, 'and that we're most likely to make changes in October and January.'

LadyAce giggles.

Kaige chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'as far as the big stuff goes, anyway'

Kaige says, 'yeah. January gearing up for mud birthday in Feb and Oct I dunno'

LadyAce says, 'Oct is reaping the benefits of having all summer to revitalize maybe.'

LadyAce says, 'plan, think, work on longer term stuff...'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'summer's usually crazy.'

Basara says, 'crazy in what way?'

Kaige says, 'I do less coding stuff since we started the odyssey thing since I focus on the building stuff'

Basara says, 'ah.'

Basara nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'crazy in more plans to be outside -- parties, vacations'

Basara nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'Crazy because a lot of corporations/schools think summer is the time when no one is busy, so we can change everything :P'

Kaige says, 'deadlines at work at least for the computer people since they usually have a sept/oct ship calendar'

LadyAce says, 'and half your co-workers are on vacation so you're covering for them.'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Basara winces.

Basara says, 'oof'

LadyAce says, 'and there's no players here to cheer for us :/'

Sita cheers for LadyAce - huzzah!

Basara says, 'yeah, that's another thing... everything's quiet now...'

Sita cheers for Kaige - huzzah!

Kaige thanks Sita heartily.

Basara cheers for Kaige - huzzah!

Basara cheers for LadyAce - huzzah!

LadyAce got to mort yesterday tho.

Sita giggles.

LadyAce faints.

Basara pokes Pete, the janitor in the ribs.

Kaige says, 'lots of people lose net connections from school'

Basara nods solemnly.

Sita gasps at LadyAce.

Sita says to LadyAce, 'I thought that was a myth'

Basara nods his agreement with Kaige.

Basara says, 'mort?'

Kaige got to mort today too!

LadyAce says, 'play the game :)'

Sita faints.

Kaige says, 'play a mortal character'

Basara says, 'cool'

Kaige also wasted much of the morning replying to stupid email.

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Sita giggles.

Kaige says, 'all part of the job'

Kaige giggles.

Basara says, 'oof. sorry, I gotta go... neet do take care of some stuff.'

Basara waves happily.

Kaige says, 'I did manage to get some simple gambling acts working the other night based on the cointoss, armwrestle and dieroll commands.'

Kaige says, 'but having company last week took the wind out of my sails for medieval updates'

Kaige says, 'so I don't know if there will be a lot tomorrow, but after that there should be more'


Warnings: Points and Appeals?

Kaneda says, 'how do appeals for warnings work?'

LadyAce says, 'usually the person writes an e-mail to zandy and/or kaige'

Kaige says, 'basically when you get one, if you don't agree with it, you bring it up to Zandy, if his answer doesn't satisfy you, you bring it to me'

Kaneda says, 'ok'

Kaige says, 'but it's better to do it closer to when you get it, rather than wait and have everyone forget the circumstances'

Kaneda nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'with logs or supporting info'

LadyAce says, 'and no curse words :)'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kaneda says, 'when you use the warn command how can you tell how many points a warning is worth?'

Kaige says, 'help violations explains that I think...'

Kaige says, 'yah it's in there. but basically minor = 1, medium = 2, and severe = 6'

Kaneda says, 'so what is a verbal considered?'

Kaige says, 'a reminder for you not to do it again'

Kaneda says, 'so it's not worth any points?'

Kaige says, 'and a note to other imms that you've already been told once.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Kaneda.

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaneda says, 'ok'

Kaneda says, 'then i won't worry about the appeal'

Kaneda says, 'so it goes away after 6 months?'

Kaige says, 'immorts have it saved for recordkeeping, but it's not visible to you after that point.'

Kaige says, 'that explain the basic process well enough then?'

Kaneda nods solemnly.


Time On LotP App Results?

Legolas says, 'should it take ummm... over a month to hear back about a lop application?'

LadyAce says, 'it takes a while for voting and stuff'

LadyAce says, 'and Sandra has been sick and stuff'

Legolas says, 'when i applied with this char it took all of... a week to get rejected :P'

Legolas says, 'i'm hoping thats a good sign'

Kaige says, 'depends on how fast people got back on it, discussion, etc.'

Kaige says, 'i'll drop sandra a reminder tho that we have two out there'

Kaige has created a small piece of paper!

Kaige starts writing on a small piece of paper from Kaige.

Kaige finishes writing on a small piece of paper from Kaige.

Kaige mails a small piece of paper from Kaige.


Elementals and Indoors?

Sethe says, 'I was wondering if the point of the create changes was to make elementals useless indoors'

Kaige says, 'nope. only half of them'

Kaige ducks to the ground.

Legolas says, 'ouch'

Sethe looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'or rather only the ones that would put out of their element.'

Kaige says, 'the air and water ones for the most part'

Sethe says, 'hmmm'

Sethe says, 'all my elementals pop indoors'

Sethe says, 'i think'

Legolas says, 'can you still not make an air elemental indoors? there is air indoors :P'

Sethe says, 'if they do should I bug that?'

Kaige says, 'there's not usually any breeze.'

Legolas says, 'if you have the windows open?'

Sethe giggles.

Kaige says to Sethe, 'pop or get damaged indoors from the weather?'

Sethe looks up into the sky and ponders.

Sethe says, 'good question'

Sethe says, 'lemme go play a moment'

Sethe beams at Kaige delightedly.

Sethe says to Kaige, 'i was mistaken'

Sethe is much happier now.

Kaige says to Sethe, 'probably the weather thing that will be fixed tomorrow then'

Kaige smiles at Sethe.

Sethe nods her agreement with Kaige.


Overrent and Leaving Fast?

Adamar says, 'can you make renting with overrent not possible?'

Adamar says, 'ie. I rented with a char yesterday, i saw the offer screen and hit 0 to exit at the menu (or could have sworn I did)'

Adamar says, 'but it turns out I was overrent and lost all eq'

LadyAce says, 'well, we actually want people to lose their stuff sometimes, if they go over rent'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'that shouldn't be possible.'

Adamar says, 'that's what i thought...'

Adamar shrugs helplessly.

LadyAce says, 'so we don't want to take it out.'

Kaige says, 'it should kick out and tell you that you can only rent X amount and you have Y instead.'

Adamar says, 'i am not bitching to get reimb but i didn't htink you could do that'

Adamar shrugs helplessly.

LadyAce says, 'you might hit 0, but if you see all your offer stuff and get kicked back to the main screen, it might look normal but really you didn't rent because the last menu didn't come up'

Kaige says, 'right. when you get spammed link-dead in the offer info'

Adamar says, 'i am pretty sure I hit 0 at the menu but since I was rushing to leave work I could have missed it'

LadyAce says, 'I've seen people who hit 0 and all, but all that happened was the mud said Huh? -- because they didn't actually rent, just got booted.'

Adamar says, 'how about not being able to see the menu at all when overrent'

Kaige says, 'you don't get the menu when overrent that I know of, that's what I was saying.'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'oh well, just bad luck for me then'

Kaige says, 'I will test it out here in a few.'

Kaige comforts Adamar.

Adamar shrugs helplessly.

Adamar says, 'but make the overrent alert with colors and buzzing noise for dumbass like me'


Mort Trivia: Ideas & Prizes?

Adamar says, 'as for the trivia'

Adamar says, 'if you saw the score i sent you...it turned out kind of what i expected'

Kaige nods her agreement with Adamar.

Adamar says, '2/3 of questions nobody (excpet those 2) got'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'yeah I got that and meant to ask you if you wanted anythign else with it in the LT like a couple of sample questions or anything'

Adamar says, 'but nietzsche was pretty amazing, he got the most obscure quotes'

Kaige says, 'well, that's why it's trivia too! And yeah.. he's an explorer'

Adamar says, 'even teh near impossible ones i was going to use for LT'

Kaige says, 'chuck'

Kaige chuckles politely.

Adamar says, 'did you know who said bob-bob-white!'

Kaige says, 'the sample ones for the LT are fun for drawing people in if you're gonna do it again.'

Adamar looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'the quail isn't it?'

Adamar says, 'i can do it for medival quotes'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'but that's kinda like a real world trivia thing too there'

Kaige giggles.

Kaige smiles at Adamar.

Kaige says, 'cool!'

Adamar says, 'yeah...i wanted to ask about that...quails go bob-bob-white!?!?'

Kaige says, 'sorta sounds like that... yeah...'

Kaige giggles.

Adamar says, 'that is what i wanted to ask, do you want me to do the medival quote thing'

Adamar snickers softly.

LadyAce says, 'I think you should!'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'yeah!'

Adamar says, 'but how should i change it'

LadyAce says, 'you could make it bigger and maybe a touch easier -- you could give an area clue for lesser points'

Adamar nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'like if no one gets it cold for 2 points, give an area clue and give 1 point for if they get it after that'

Adamar says, 'most mob quotes are either hard, generic or quest'

LadyAce says, 'I personally could probably get these if I had the area, but I suck at them without'

LadyAce giggles.

Adamar says, 'i tried hard to avoid quest or location quotes'

Adamar looks up into the sky and ponders.

Adamar says, 'so 1 pt for area 1 pt for mob name, that is good'

Adamar says, 'i offered a prize for poeple to say a mob song but nobody took it'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'really? I've have tried for either the fishwife in orkneys or one of the sailors in tortuga'

Kaige giggles.

Adamar says, 'i think nietsche knew but at that point, he answered 4 or 5 in a row already'

Kaige giggles.

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'ok, but can i get some imm donation for prizes next time?'

LadyAce says, 'We can't really do that :/'

Kaige says, 'unfortunately, that didn't work out so well in the past.'

Adamar chuckles politely.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'nothing personal or against you... but others ruined for the honest folk'

LadyAce says, 'I bet you could get other players to donate stuff, I know you ended up donating some of your own stuff and all'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Adamar says, 'i will go gather some quotes then, but let me know if you ahve a better format for the game'

LadyAce says, 'makes it more fun for everyone if no one goes around being suspicious about it.'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Adamar chuckles politely.

LadyAce smiles at Adamar.

Adamar says, 'i used all my own prizes last time'

Adamar looks up into the sky and ponders.

Adamar says, 'when is the medival era odyssesy over'

Kaige says, 'End of July'

Kaige says, 'then August is industrial'

Adamar says, 'so I should do the game at end of july'

Adamar says, 'maybe weekend of 7/20 or 7/28???'

Kaige says, 'give them some time to explore and prepare too'

Kaige says, 'up to you, mostly'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'those are the earliest I can do it anyways'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'so tentatively, one of those 2 weekends'

Kaige says, 'if you decide on one, and we put it in events, you might get bigger turn out too'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'i will try to do it at a more crowded time'

Adamar says to Kaige, 'and please send me any quote suggestions you have'

LadyAce says to Kaige, 'what do our trends look like for June, btw? Or I guess you haven't done them yet.'

Kaige giggles.

LadyAce is curious when our peaks are for summer.

Kaige says, 'haven't done 'em yet'

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'not in the middle of the day... we were down to 7 morts earlier'

Kaige giggles.

Kaige says, 'and that was before the crash'

Sita blinks.


Max Player Support?

Adamar says, 'how many people can login at a time'

Adamar says, 'at the most'

Adamar says, 'w/o performance decline'

Adamar says, 'i want to bring in some new players but'

Kaige says, 'the most I've seen is like 80, but we were mostly all in the ooc for the Expies'

Kaige says to Adamar, 'Do it!'

Adamar says, 'the lag lately gets really bad at moments'

Kaige says, 'yeah. that's partly because of the save stuff'

Kaige says, 'which should be reduced without all the messages from people getting stuff from their corpses'

Adamar says, 'when i was moving stuff in my house, the lag was crazy'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'yeah. those will be high hit times too'

Adamar says, 'the game must have saved a few hundred times'

Kaige says, 'if you moved that many items, yup'

Adamar says, 'i play another online game that hosts 15,000 people but that is turn based'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'if i bring in my clan fro mthe game 80players or so'

Kaige says, 'wow.'

Adamar says, 'would that crash teh game'

Kaige says, 'they might not all stay tho'

Adamar says, 'not all 80 will play of course'

Kaige says, 'it probably wouldn't crash us.'

Adamar says, 'but that happend before at another mud'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'the mud got 400 new users in a day from various clans of the game'

Adamar says, 'and killed the whole mud'

Kaige chuckles politely.

Adamar shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'be interesting to see at any rate. Like I said, the peak I know of was 80-some. But I know it should stand up to more connections code-wise'

Adamar says, 'ok i will ask around then'

Kaige smiles happily.

Adamar says, 'but everybody in that game have pkiller mentality, if they do stay and play'

Adamar says, 'you might have more problems down the line'

Adamar grins evilly.

Kaige says, 'well, would be interesting to also get them to form two teams and have at it too'

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

Adamar nods solemnly.

Adamar says, 'ok that's 2 tasks for me then...whoah enough work for a hobby'

Kaige says, 'especially since they don't have the old-school to compare it to'

Kaige giggles at Adamar.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige says to Adamar, 'be glad it's not like mine'

Adamar says, 'my imm proposal is 8 yrs in the works and counting'

Adamar looks lazy.

Adamar nods solemnly.

Kaige chuckles politely.


New Areas?

Typical says, 'do you remeber how in agrabah there were sertin things that could follow you fi you did something to them?'

Typical says, 'not sure if im aloud to say there names'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Typical says, 'what every happened to that?'

Kaige says, 'nothing that I know of.'

Typical says, 'oh well it hasnt worked for a couple weeks now :P'

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'weird. haven't seen any reports on it'

Kaige says, 'but I can check on that'

Typical nods solemnly.

Typical says, 'just asking cuz i know alot of newbie mages get alot fo help from that :)'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Typical says, 'and my sis couldnt do it a couple days ago so that why im asking'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Typical smiles happily.

Kaige says, 'yeah first I've heard of it not working...'

Typical nods solemnly.

Typical says, 'is there a sertin lvl you have to be? she was lvl 3 when she was trying to do it'

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'don't think there's a level limit on it'

Typical nods solemnly.

Typical says, 'would u like me to try it out so you could see?'

Kaige says, 'no no.. looking in the file now'

Typical nods solemnly.

Typical says, 'been like this for awhile... sence i was a wee one lol'

Typical says, 'asked about it on chat but no one answered me... so i just killed them'

Kaige says, 'oh! I see what the problem is.'

Kaige says, 'the acts for that aren't really on them'

Typical chuckles politely.

Typical says, 'what do u mean?'

Kaige says, 'we can take a set of acts and not put them with the mob itself in the file. and "attach" them later. Looks like i pulled those out to make reading the other easier and forgot to "attach" them'

A harem girl giggles.

Kaige says, 'will be fixed tomorrow'

Kaige whaps a harem girl across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

Sita peers at a harem girl, looking her up and down.

Typical smiles happily.

Typical says, 'can i kill it?'

Kaige says, 'no, you can't fight here'

Kaige giggles.

Sita says, 'its gone!'

Typical says, 'really'

Kaige says, 'that too'

Typical says, 'kewl'

Typical smiles happily.

Typical says, 'all better now :)'


Kaige's Name?

Typical says, 'thank you guy and girly girls'

Kaige says, 'guy?'

Kaige peers around the room intently.

Typical laughs with amusement.

Typical says, 'oops'

Sita says, 'why are girls girly girls?'

Sita says, 'huh?'

LadyAce says, 'people sometimes think your name is male, Kaige'

Kaige says, 'I think he meant the harem girl'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Typical says, 'oh ur a girl also'

LadyAce doesn't know why. But she gets it semi-regularly.

Kaige isn't japanese tho!

Typical says, 'oh opps sowwy'

LadyAce says, 'oh, is it a Japanese male name?'

LadyAce says, 'neat.'

Typical says, 'i was talking to the umm janitor'

Kaige says, 'something like that'

LadyAce says, 'is it pronounced the same, ya think? or more like Kae-gi'

Kaige says, 'it's more like kah-ee-ge I think'

Kaige says, 'My nickname came about when I was in college.. it's a perverted slurring of my initials from before I was married.'

Typical laughs with amusement.

Typical says, 'thats kewl'

Typical says, 'hey i play hockey with a guy named that.. i think'

Kaige says, 'so KJ, became cage, became Kaige when someone thought it was just a weird variation on Paige'

Kaige says, 'that and why would a girl imp a mud, let alone a mom with pre-schoolers!'

Kaige smiles at Typical.

Kaige giggles.

Typical smiles happily.

LadyAce giggles.

Typical says, 'im sorry for callin u a guy'

Kaige says to Typical, 'no offense taken'


Do Imms Get to Play?

Typical says, 'do u ppl ever get to play the acual mud? or do u just listen to us complain :P'

Kaige says to Typical, 'we were talking about that earlier.'

Kaige says, 'I actually got a chance to play today'

Kaige says, 'I find I have to take/make time to do it, otherwise little things pile up and I never get around to something so "frivolous"'

Typical nods solemnly.

Kaige waves happily.

Typical waves happily.

Sita waves good-bye to Kaige.

Sita waves good-bye to LadyAce.

Kaige waves hapily.

Kaige says, 'Thanks for coming!'

LadyAce waves happily.


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