Lecture Series Index

September 19th, 2002

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Game Prizes & DTs?
PKOK and Healers
Alt Finishing PK is Multiplaying
Accept/Reject List Changes?
Fixes for Moods/Actions?
How do I join PKOK?
Create/Cause Charmies Equal?
Where are the Imms Lately?
Desc Change Process?
Charms for Both Sexes?

Additional Topics Answered

General Questions

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Game Prizes & DTs?

Rush says, 'i was thinking about what we talked about last week, about how the legendmud lunchbox didn't get saved in DTs'

Rush says, 'and I bet there are other items like that'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'some do, some don't. There are 2 types of those lunchboxes'

Kaige says, 'yup, thousands of them'

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

Rush says, 'so i'm curious, whats the justification for not including it'

Rush says, 'because i thought the idea of saving strings is that they are not really in game items'

Rush says, 'and items like the lunchbox are also not in game items'

LadyAce says, 'the lunchboxes which don't save were part of an elf game I think, or a birthday game'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Rush says, 'so not an in game thing'

LadyAce says, 'some items save, from those games, and some don't.'

Rush says, 'so shouldn't they all save?'

LadyAce says, 'it's not in-game, but it's also not a string. It's more like a zip or a treat.'

LadyAce says, 'it's like a lesser prize, essentially.'

LadyAce says, 'a cookie because you didn't win'

Rush looks up into the sky and ponders.

Rush says, 'okie'


PKOK and Healers

Rush says, 'something is funky with the accept reject code'

Rush says, 'and healing'

Rush says, 'it just doesn't work right'

Rush says, 'i try to remember to bug it every time i can't heal someone when i should be able to but it happens so iften i forget'

Huginn says to Rush, 'are you sure they aren't in the 10 tick range?'

Sandra says, 'what's it doing/not doing?'

Rush says, 'if I am accepting them and the person they just fought, shouldn't i be able to heal them?'

Sandra shakes her head.

Huginn shakes his head.

LadyAce says, 'your accept lists have to MATCH'

Sandra says, 'you have to accept everyone the person you're healing is accepting'

Rush says, 'ugh'

Rush says, 'ok'

Rush says, 'i think thats dumb'

Rush giggles.

LadyAce says, 'it's for some very good reasons'

Rush says, 'i mean, why not just hang a sign on me'

Sandra says, 'well, it keeps the healers from being protected'

Kaige says, 'the code doesn't know "who they just fought" since they're not fighting any more'

Rush says, 'HEALER AA, FREE XP'

Kaige says, 'get a bodyguard?'

Rush wrinkles her nose with distaste.

Rush says, 'i guess people just kinda screwed'

Rush says, 'it sucks for runs and stuff'

Rush says, 'i'm not willing to go aa and get my stuff jacked to heal'

LadyAce says, 'nah, people just kinda need to be creative.'

LadyAce says, 'for runs, it really makes sense to match up your accept lists. That way if anybody gets jumped, you all can work together to play it out'

LadyAce says, 'you don't hafta go aa, just match up lists.'

Rush says, 'i'd be totally willing to go into pke but I'm wary after being aa and getting wolfpacked by people who dun accept my friends'

LadyAce says, 'if they're accepting 50 people, it might make sense to just go aa and save yourself some typing'

Kaige says, 'or 32, since that's the current max'

LadyAce says, 'but if they're accepting 3 clans and 3 guys, that's less typing than we've done so far on the subject :)'

Rush nods solemnly.


Alt Finishing PK is Multiplaying

Rush says, 'is it legal for me to say, jump asguard here, get low, alt and get my other char out and finish him?'

Rush says, 'total crossplay, totally ooc'

LadyAce says, 'that sounds like helping one char with another, that's pretty bad news'

Kaige says, 'he'd have to be accepting both alts to begin with.. and I wouldn't guarantee your reputation after doing it.'

Rush says, 'I've heard that it is legal thats why i am asking'

Kaige says, 'it's certainly poor sportsmanship and won't win you any friends'

Asguard says, 'that should be majorly illegal'

Rush nods her agreement with Asguard.

Rush says, 'i ask cuz it happenned to me'

Asguard says, 'not only that'

Asguard says, 'but its a source of many spitting matches'

Rush says, 'jerk had to alt to finish me :('

Asguard says, 'that lead to multi-ing'

Asguard says, 'are we allowed to have a player almost kill a mob, switch, finish it, then switch back and take the eq?'

Kaige says to Rush, 'you should be more careful who you accept.'

Rush says, 'i was aa then'

Rush says, 'not anymore believe me'

Asguard says, 'cuz if we aren't allowed to do that, then we shouldn't be allowed to do it pk wise either'

Rush says, 'seems dumb that i can't get my newbie a trusty dagger with my 50 but someone can have essentially endless hps if s/he's fighting an AA'

Kaige says, 'even when you're "aa" you can reject individuals. If the pk community would tell each other who the people who act like jerks are, less people would unknowingly accept them.'

Kaige says, 'there is no mechanism for mobs to reject anyone or even tell two chars from the same player apart. We think you all are a bit smarter than the mobs.'

Trinity smiles happily.

Asguard says to Kaige, 'You don't know how pkillers work.'

Asguard says, 'they don't reject jerks by and large'

Rush says to Kaige, 'so you're saying crossplay is legal in pk but not in mobkill?'

Asguard says, 'they will still fight them'

Asguard says, 'even when they know thye might get multied'

Kaige says to Asguard, 'why? because it's more fun to bitch about something than be informed and protect yourself?'

Rush says, 'i'm not getting all bent i just want to be clear'

Mysanthrope says, 'cross play is legal in pk since when *ponders warnings*'

Rush says, 'i jus wanna know if that kinda crossplay is legal'

Kaige says, 'personally I think it's covered pretty clearly in help multiplay/crossplay without regards to one of your characters getting any kind of advantage from another.'

Rush says, 'so it *is* illegal?'

Asguard says, 'some people could use a refresher course apparently'

Rush nods solemnly.

Asguard says, 'either that or swift kick'

Kaige says, 'I would say so, but I'm also saying you have the tools to use yourselves, more than the mobs have.'

Rush says, 'true that'

Kaige says, 'so I'm saying it's not a purely pk/pke/pkok thing.'


Accept/Reject List Changes?

Rush says, 'and a more clerical thing'

Rush says, 'is there a way to get someone's name off your list?'

LadyAce says, 'reject them...?'

LadyAce says, 'or is that not what you mean?'

Rush says, 'when i reject people on my accept list they go straight to the reject list'

Rush says, 'i just want them back to neutral'

Rush says, 'get what i mean? i dun want them on either list'

Kaige says to Ea!, 'that sounds like a bug question for you... rejecting someone on an accept list is going straight to reject list'

LadyAce says, 'I think it didn't use to work that way, and people complained?'

Ea! says, 'It is?'

LadyAce says, 'like, they kept reporting that they weren't really rejected because they didn't make the list'

LadyAce thinks she remembers Snapper fixing it about the same time he did the other pkok fixes

Rush says, 'maybe there could be a neutral command added to be more clear'

Asguard nods his agreement with Rush.

Rush says, 'i dun want dias or aenarion rejected'

Ea! says, 'Looks like it works for me.'

Rush says, 'i jus want them not onna list'

Trinity says, 'Works just fine for me. Try accepting them one more time?'

Kaige says to Rush, 'what happens if you accept them now?'

Rush says, 'brb'

Trinity chuckles politely at Kaige's feeble witticism.

Rush says, 'that took them off'

Rush says, 'thanks for the help'

Kaige smiles at Rush.

LadyAce giggles.

Rush smiles happily.


Fixes for Moods/Actions?

Trinity says, 'How's the progress on the mood socials thingiemabobber?'

Kaige says to Trinity, 'I got a bunch of stuff done the past couple of days while my kids were home sick'

Kaige says to Trinity, 'unfortunately it won't be in until next week'


How do I join PKOK?

AlexDeLarge says, '(Newbie question) how does pkok work, I'd like to have the feature turned on so i can do pkok stuff later but not have to deal with pking now, do i just ask for it to be turned on and not add anyone to accept?'

LadyAce says, 'you can start out reject all, sure'

AlexDeLarge says, 'cool, and i can just ask any imm to turn it on for me?'

AlexDeLarge looks paranoid.

Rush says, 'you might want to get it turned on before you think you want it in case you want it and no imms around to do it'

LadyAce says, 'any admin or dept head'

AlexDeLarge says, 'can i have it turned on? and how does one check the accept/reject list?'

LadyAce says, 'you should be sure to read all of the helpfiles before you get it turned on tho'

Rush says, 'read all the help filed pretty carefully'

AlexDeLarge says, 'already read helpfiles'


Create/Cause Charmies Equal?

Deth says, 'I wanted to ask if you guys thought that pets between the two mage types were fair and implemented as intended'

Ea! says, 'I think that we're always tweaking the system.'

LadyAce says, 'But I don't think we intend them to be equal or equivalent. W'

LadyAce says, 'er, we intend the two types to be playable, interesting, worthwhile in their own way'

Kaige says, 'after all, causes have a lot more prep and offensive spells than creates do'

Deth says, 'which magetype is supposed to have better pets then?'

LadyAce says, 'it depends what you mean by "better"'

Deth looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce says, 'there's certainly a lot more variety and types available to a create'

Rush says, 'i dunno cause have a lotta variety'

Rush giggles.

Deth says, 'if I have some stuff to say about the issue can I compile it and mail to someone?'

Rush says, 'i wanna hear it now!'

Rush giggles.

LadyAce says, 'sure, you can. Might make sense to post on the discussion board if it's longisher'

Deth nods solemnly.

Deth says, 'main thing irking me is that create pets are linked to caster HP'

LadyAce says, 'that way you can get lots of comments from others, as a general approach I find that's a better way to raise an issue if not via Q & A'

Deth nods solemnly.

Deth says, 'i'll do that'

LadyAce smiles happily.

Deth says, 'thanks'


Where are the Imms Lately?

Rush says, 'how come no immies around lately? everybody just busy?'

LadyAce says, 'me personally, it's phenomenally busy.'

Kaige thinks school starting made a lot of people busy.

Rush nods solemnly.

Rush says, 'makes sense'

Asguard says to Kaige, 'you can say that again, and again'

Ea! says, 'busy, myself.'

Rush says, 'me too'

LadyAce says, 'I think it's that way even for people not tethered to a school calendar'

Rush says, 'shouldna be here'

Rush scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Kaige has less time to sit in one place all day, so when I do get a chance to sit, I've been trying to get things done which I don't usually manage when I'm visible.

LadyAce says, 'there's a sense of 'oh, it's fall, time to take care of business, get ready for the Xmas buying season, etc.''


Desc Change Process?

Mordok says, 'I was wondering if my mail made it to the Lt?'

Mordok says, 'My desc change story?'

Kaige says, 'I haven't checked it lately.. but I can look'

Kaige says to Mordok, 'did you get the desc approved by an imm before you wrote the story?'

Mordok says, 'My mail is messed up I think'

Mordok says, 'yes, Straussy'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Mordok says, 'thanks'

Kaige says, 'yup. got it.'

Mordok says, 'just wondering'

Kaige says, 'that'll be run this weekend and I'll send you a note you can give to an imm to register for you'

Mordok nods solemnly.

Mordok says, 'ok, thanks again'


Charms for Both Sexes?

Rush says, 'is there a way for low level female chars to get charmies like male chars?'

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Rush peers around intently.

Kaige says, 'I know what you're talking about... and I'm trying to think... I know in one case females can go in and kill them without risk where males can't'

Rush nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'I'd have to look closer in the files, but that's a good thing to balance out some'

Rush says, 'i think we are talking about the same place'

Rush says, 'would just be cool ... i never play boys'

Rush giggles.

Kaige can think of at least two places. =)

Kaige nods solemnly.

Rush says, 'I forget and curtsey and stuff'

Kaige giggles.

Kaige always has giggly boys.

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Rush giggles.

Kaige says to Rush, 'there's one place you can get 'em that's not sex related.'

Kaige says, 'at least one currently'

Rush says, 'ooohh'

Rush says, 'i gotta splore more'


Additional Topics Answered

This section is intended to address some of the things that come up repeatedly and also provide a place where players can submit questions via the feedback channel (Q&A) so questions can be logged when they're thought of and the answers reported back here.

Also, some of the builders will often have some feedback on suggestions and typos that get reported with some of their reasoning for why things are the way they are or won't be incorporated into the areas.


General Questions

o How do you know if a room is a safe room without having to kill name?
The areasight spell (or scroll) can be used to determine this. Otherwise, kill name is probably the easiest and cheapest method.
o How does a bow get jammed?
Damaged or improperly fashioned arrows can have the shaft break on release and cause injury. We are careful to make sure that bows don't explode like guns do.

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