Lecture Series Index

May 8th, 2003

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Quests to Build Housing?
Do Multiple Resists Stack?
Dual Wield Weapons?
Upcoming Changes
Stat Increases for TWOHANDED?
Waking & Different Positions?
Problems with Ride Skill?
Ideas for London
Are Ideas Logged?
Ideas for Steal Skill?
Extra XP At Level Poofs?
No Spirit Penalty?
Changes for Surgeons?
Burns Ever Going To Matter?
XP Game Still Run?
Bug with Entrance?
Balance Skill vs Topple?

Additional Topics Answered

General Suggestions/Questions

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Quests to Build Housing?

Kupo says, 'is it possible to build things in the masai pasture or has that not been implemented?'

LadyAce says, 'I'm not sure if Cheyla has housing there or not'

LadyAce says, 'if you type build and nothing shows, you could use idea to suggest it to her'

Kaige says, 'if you type BUILD and get options, you can... if it says you can't build there.. you can't.'

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'that was the next comment.'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'If you have ideas for housing in a spot, idea it and the builder can decide whether or not to add it in'

Kupo says, 'wait...'

LadyAce says, 'maybe include the type of housing you think fits in there, what sorts of rooms, etc.'

Sandra says, 'usually we add them if they fit and we have room'

Kupo says, 'i got an odd message...'

Sandra raises an eyebrow inquiringly.

LaughingEyes says, 'Sometimes there is only clan building in that area too.'

Kupo says, 'i got the message 'You cannot currently build a house at this location.''

Sandra says, 'it doesn't specify clan or not'

LadyAce says, 'if a clan can build, so can a person'

Sandra says, 'sometimes you need to do something to get the privledge'

Chocorua says, 'perhaps you haven't earned the right yet'

Kupo says, 'right, thanks'

LadyAce smiles at Kupo.

Kaige says, 'yeah. the you cannot currently means you need to do a quest type thing to get the privilege of building there.'

Kupo nods his agreement with Kaige.

LaughingEyes says, 'really? I have gotten a message saying something about clan only or some such'

LaughingEyes looks up into the sky and ponders.


Do Multiple Resists Stack?

Myrella says, 'Umm if I have two items that provide a resistance vs a damage type do the effects stack?'

Sandra says, 'I believe so, yes'

Huginn has created a main gauche!

Huginn has created a main gauche!

LadyAce says, 'I know resist and immune stack'

Ruby shudders.

Kaige says, 'only resists + immunes to the same thing stack I think.'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says, 'otherwise it'd be insane very fast'

LadyAce says, 'that's what I thought too.'

Sandra says, 'and resist + resist, if I remember right?'

Huginn stops using his equipment.

Huginn holds a main gauche in his hands.

Huginn holds a main gauche in his hands.

LadyAce doesn't remember resist + resist

Myrella giggles at Huginn.

Huginn stops using his equipment.

Huginn wields fabulous imm powers.

Myrella says, 'are there many items that provide immunity?'

Myrella says, 'I think I know of only 1 atm'

Myrella shrugs philosophically.

Zane says, 'They're not going to tell you.'

Zane sticks his tongue out at everyone! =P

LadyAce says, 'immunity is 66% rather than the 33% that resist does.'

Aragon says, 'how is everyone?'

Kupo says, 'peachy...'

Myrella says to Zane, 'a yes there is more than one isn't very specific :P'

LadyAce says, 'but Zane's right that we don't give out item info'


Dual Wield Weapons?

Kupo says, 'would you ever think of implementing a weapon that you can hold two of? (stop me if it's been done).'

Aragon says, 'that would be cool'

LadyAce says, 'secondary attack items are like that, sorta'

Sandra says, 'there are a few weapons that you can hold 2 of, but you can only use 1 still'

Sandra says, 'not counting secondary attacks'

LadyAce says, 'they're non-weapons that act as a 2nd weapon'

Kaige says, 'he means two of the SAME weapon... like num-chucks would fit in that I think.'

Sandra says, 'ah'

Kupo says, 'yeah but, maybe something like twin daggers... or something like that...'

Sandra says, 'that'd be cool'

Zane says, 'Sword-chucks! Yo!'

LadyAce says, 'Yea, I know what he means -- just saying that's the closest we have'

Kupo says, 'yeah, what Kaige said...'

Ruby says, 'Staff/sword edge would be nice'

Kupo says, 'would it be POSSIBLE? ever?'

Sandra says, 'it's been thought about, I believe. But that's about as far as it got ;)'

Kaige says, 'yeah it's been suggested several times....'

Sandra giggles.

Kupo nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'trees!'

Kaige says, 'the problem with it is deciding where to put the limits on it so that it was balanced with single wielding chars'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think it's moved from the "here's an idea" to the "here's something we should do" list'

Kaige says, 'nope.. it's still on the "that'd be cool, but I have no clue how to do it" list'

Kupo says, 'well, make weapons with 'bad' stats and just make it doubled and stufff and blah im blabbering...'

Kaige says, 'could probably do it cosmetically, if we had a flag that said objects were plural -- which we kinda need anyway'

Kaige says, 'but I'm not sure how 'it'd look with some of our existing messages'

Kupo says, 'i guess... make them an auromatic two handed as well...'

LadyAce says to Kaige, 'could be a neat way to get a bit more diversity out there, tho.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Kupo.

Zane says, 'You could just string an existing weapon as 'a pair of daggers' (plus some cool adjectives, of course).'


Upcoming Changes

Ruby says, 'What is on the next to do list?'

Sandra says, 'making surgeons mad'

Sandra bounces around.

LadyAce giggles at Sandra.

Huginn says to Ruby, 'making more taint stuff!'

Sandra says to Huginn, 'mad surgeons!'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Ruby says, 'mad surgeons that taint!'

Huginn says, 'sure that's fine too :-)'

Sandra giggles.

Ruby says, 'With all these new skills and such it looks to me that we are getting more diversity'

Sandra says, 'that's the hope'

LadyAce says to Ruby, 'I assume that's your question :) -- the 'upcoming' welcome board item plus what Sandra said'

Ruby nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Ruby says, 'oh one more thing'

Ruby says, 'stop pissing off surgeons! It's hard to find them for runs already!'

LadyAce says, 'Rufus is launching a giant effort against lag, with Huginn and Snapper and Ptah giving ideas'

Sandra says, 'well, it's only a minor pissing off ;)'

LadyAce says, 'well, not launching'

LadyAce says, 'they've got stuff in the works, testing, etc.'

Kupo says, 'hey, i have a surgeon, if you want to run with him, please! level my surgeon!!!!'

Myrella says to Sandra, 'more than the dex req?'

Kaige says, 'going in next week'

Huginn gives silly ideas.

Sandra says, 'ok maybe a medium pissing off and a new thing'

Kaige says to Huginn, 'me too'

Sandra nods her agreement with Myrella.

Myrella nods solemnly.

Myrella shrugs philosophically.

Ruby says, 'I still don't see the point of weaponers under Q5'


Stat Increases for TWOHANDED?

Primo says to Sandra, 'are there any plans to increase stats for 2handed guns, like there have been for 2handed bows?'

Sandra says, 'yes'

Sandra says, 'we're kinda lagging behind on them tho, sorry'

Primo claps for Sandra approvingly.

Ruby says to Sandra, 'maybe ya should work on that instead of pissing surgeons off :P'

Primo snickers at Ruby nastily.

Sandra says, 'I got side tracked with making new evil code things with Huginn'

Sandra says, 'but pissing off surgeons is fun!'

EiSA says, 'We don't appreciate it!'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sandra says, 'besides'

Ruby chuckles politely.

EiSA pokes Sandra with a shiny scalpel.

Melanie frowns at Sandra.

Huginn giggles.

Sandra says, 'we have pissed off everyone else ;)'

Sandra says, 'surgeons are due!'

Ruby says, 'naw I'm happy with fighters'

Myrella says, 'you haven't pissed me off yet :P'

Sandra giggles.

Ruby says, 'fighters finaly got there due'

Sandra says, 'I'll try harder, promise ;)'

Sandra nods her agreement with Ruby.

LadyAce says to Sandra, 'Make a note of it!'

Sandra giggles.


Waking & Different Positions?

Myrella says, 'how come when sleeping you have to wake before all position changes except stand? its dumb'

EiSA nods his agreement with Myrella.

Myrella says, 'plus waking should set you to lying now not sitting :P'

Sandra says, 'hm, I dunno'

Zane rests.

Kupo says, 'that's more of a convenience i think...'

Sandra says, 'and probably!'

Sandra says, 'idea those'

Myrella nods her agreement with Sandra.

Ruby says, 'but it's so much more fun talking to someone with it! Idea channel is dull!'

Sandra says, 'yea, but when it's there, we wont' forget it :)'

Zane says, 'I send ideas almost every day.'

EiSA says, 'Yeah, you can post a brilliant idea and not know what anyone is thinking about it.'

Myrella giggles at Ruby.

EiSA giggles.

Kaige says, 'have the todo list all in one place is so cool too!'

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

Sandra giggles.

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce says, 'sometimes I send people tells with my thoughts, they sometimes act freaked out.'

LadyAce says, 'like they didn't know anyone was listening'

LadyAce giggles.

Ransom chuckles politely.

Ruby laughs.

Kupo laughs.

Kaige forgets stuff that's just told to her if she doesn't go do it right away, and often can't do it right away.

Zane says, 'Ooh, I have two now.'

Zane chuckles politely.

Kaige says, 'yeah. I often do that too'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kaige.

Lilian bounces onto Ruby's lap.


Problems with Ride Skill?

LaughingEyes says, 'This will probably bore everyone, but'

LaughingEyes says, 'I have been try to use the ride skill more, to see how it efects my play'

LaughingEyes says, 'and it can be pretty dificult to use'

LaughingEyes says, 'many horses are on inside rooms, I can't mount them or lead them'

Kupo says, 'was ride changed?'

Myrella says, 'we need a pegasus mount :P'

LaughingEyes says, 'I can't "hitch" them to stop them from following'

Venus says, 'agreed'

Sandra says, 'ditch them'

LaughingEyes says, 'they run out of move in oceans and stand there, even though they are supposed to be in my boat'

LaughingEyes says, 'just lots of wierd things'

Kaige says to LaughingEyes, 'actually a lot of them you can give orders to'

Venus says, 'I like the idea of a pegasus'

Kupo says, 'i had to warcry a horse out of a room then rent just so i could ride him, once...'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Ruby misses Tobby.

EiSA says, 'The horse idea is nice, it's just inconvenient.'

LaughingEyes says, 'like I can order them out of a barn?'

LaughingEyes looks up into the sky and ponders.

Sandra says, 'if you see places that you think they're in oddly, bug it. That goes for all animals really. We're trying to make sure that they stay where they should, or within boundaries'

Sandra says, 'but sometimes they get funky'

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Sandra says, 'dholes'

LaughingEyes says, 'isn't that wierd about the move thing? they just standing in the ocean?'

Sandra says, 'dholes everywhere'

LaughingEyes giggles.

Kaige says, 'ok pretty much the only command they respond to is 'stay''

Sandra says, 'well'

Sandra says, 'they are actually in their own boat'

LaughingEyes says, 'stay?'

LaughingEyes says, 'ahh'

Kaige says, 'and not all of them may do that when you jump off them'

Venus says, 'ahh and stables in houses should have a door leading outside, so we can stow a horse easier'

LaughingEyes says, 'I forgot about the sea faring horsies'

LaughingEyes giggles.

LaughingEyes smiles happily.

Sandra says, 'pets is a subject worse than skilltrees'

Kaige says, 'yeah. and while they're more convenient... they annoy me greatly'

Zane says, 'I want pets.'

Zane sniffs sadly.

Venus grins evilly.

Ruby says, 'all we need. more armys killing everything'

Ruby rolls his eyes heavenward.

LadyAce says, 'use bug to report where there are problems, and we can try to figure out how to keep the horses from being stuck'

LaughingEyes says, 'sometimes it is mountains and stuff'

LadyAce says, 'and if you see places where it should make more of a difference to be on a horse, comment on that, too'

LaughingEyes nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'hrm, maybe they need the climb skill'

LaughingEyes says, 'I thought they might give a scan boost or something, being on top of it and all'

LaughingEyes giggles.

Kaige says, 'they technically have it'

Kaige says, 'but since you have to invoke it...'

EiSA says, 'What about the likes of warhorses and things?'

EiSA says, 'Why can't *I* kick someone in the head from atop a horse?'

LadyAce says to Kaige, 'oh, I get it, that makes sense.'

Kaige says, 'they can also fish, praise, play, throw and skin too! How's that for talented'

LadyAce giggles at Kaige.

Venus says, 'and elbow'

Venus says, 'you should be able to elbow from a horse'

LadyAce says, 'definitely use bug and such where they're behaving badly, and idea if you think of places they should be more useful'

Kaige says, 'I'd think kick would make more sense than elbow.'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kupo says, 'i thought all you could do was warcry...'

Alashar nods his agreement with Kaige.

EiSA nods solemnly.

Venus says, 'both'

Alashar says, 'wonder if trees includes horsetype skills'

Alashar says, 'that'd be nifty'

LadyAce says, 'yea, you'll fall off your horse if you elbow'

Venus says, 'but its in the head'

Kupo laughs.

LadyAce says, 'maybe a horse should increase your valour :)'

Kaige says, 'tho I can also see having you kick while mounted cause the mount to kick... like you're passing along the command to the mount'

Alashar says, 'would be cool to have a real reason to ride :)'

Myrella says, 'It'd be really easy to dodge someone on a horse trying to kick you'

Kupo says, '*has a mental picture of someone trying to elbow off a horse*'

Venus says, 'bah!'

EiSA nods his agreement with Kaige.

Alashar says, 'should add skills that allow you to use your horse as a weapon, but not now :)'

Zane says, 'Should be a skill where you can ride other players. Just hop on their backs and force them to carry you around.'

LadyAce says, 'usually the advantage of being mounted was in using your weapon, right? Like chopping downward with the sword'

Venus says, 'ohh'

Ruby says, 'it's all about speed and agility!'

Kaige says, 'and trampling them'

EiSA says, 'Like what's-his-name's warhorse - the horse beats you up more than the guy on it.'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Alashar says, 'horses are a great idea, but its hard to justify when all horses are like level 4 :P'

Kupo says, 'it's like a high class boat that limits skills...'

Ruby says, 'someday I'll ride cuch's horse :P'

Alashar nods his agreement with Kupo.

EiSA says, 'Yeah, yer riding your horse minding your own business when another player decides the horse is smelly and hacks down your horse WHILE you are on it.'

LadyAce giggles at EiSA.

EiSA says, 'A. that would harm you too as the horse crushes you to death, and B. the horse should sustain more than one stab with a dagger!'


Ideas for London

Zane says, 'You know, I started playing almost four years ago, and I've been sending this in as an idea ever since...'

Zane says, 'Most other areas have actual historical mobs. We've got King Richard, and Robin Hood, and lots of people out of Greek myths...'

LadyAce says, 'some are historical, some more representational. typical folk of the time sorta thing....'

Zane says, 'Well, granted, our London's chronological setting is over 40 years too soon... but I'd really like to see Jack the Ripper made into a mob.'

Myrella says, 'and some are legends'

Myrella chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'he's in Leila's update'

Alashar says, 'you'd have to talk to leila'

Alashar nods his agreement with Sandra.

Kaige says, 'and the london expansion still isn't done yet.'

Alashar says, 'but don't expect to see the update anytime soon :)'

Kaige nods her agreement with Alashar.

Zane says, 'I've been hearing about Leila's update for a very long time. There's been no news in a long time.'

Alashar says, 'its kinda like trees...hehe'

Alashar says, 'kinda like the klien update :P'

Zane says, 'I love London. I think it deserves more attention.'

Alashar grins evilly at LadyAce.. wonder what he's thinking...

Kaige says, 'yup, some people have more time than others'

Sandra says, 'She's working on it, slowly. She's rather busy in rl getting her company off the ground :)'

LadyAce says, 'Klein isn't as bad as trees :P'

Alashar says, 'I love london, I'll miss it when the expansion takes it over'

Alashar says, 'I actually want her to take long, long time :)'

Sandra giggles.

Alashar says, 'expansions are kinda like 2nd movies'

Alashar says, 'never quite as good...'

Zane says, 'We need Jack, we need Sweeney Todd, and we need lots, and lots of prostitutes.'

Kaige says to Zane, 'its in there, it's in there, and we have lots already'


Are Ideas Logged?

Zane says, 'When I send ideas, are those saved, or are they only seen if imms happen to be on at the time I send them?'

LadyAce says to Zane, 'they're logged into a file'

Kaige says, 'they're saved and logged to a file'

LadyAce says, 'Kaige works hard on sorting them every week so they go where they belong'

Kaige wouldn't have to sort them out to everyone every week if they weren't.


Ideas for Steal Skill?

Ruby says, 'ok is there any idea's on the steal problem? If not just know that I'm going to keep bugging you untill something is done. So take that!'

Lilian snickers softly.

LadyAce can't really say what the scoop is on steal, she doesn't know.

LadyAce smiles at Ruby.

Kupo says, 'theres a steal problem?'

Alashar says, 'I think he was directing it at kaige'

Zane says, 'Yeah, it doesn't work.'

Zane snickers softly.

Alashar says, 'they are having a steal sparring match'

Kupo says, 'oh... i thought i just sucked...'

Huginn says to Ruby, 'poultices, is that what you mean?'

EiSA looks up into the sky and ponders.

Ruby says, 'people steal for profit not to disallow the person there stealing from to have said item'

Kaige says, 'he's referring to the lack of "teeth" to it...'

Huginn says, 'ah'

Alashar says, 'he's right'

Alashar shrugs helplessly.

Huginn says, 'ok'

LadyAce says, 'nods, I just don't like to let a question sit for too too long without somebody sayin somethin'

Ruby says to Huginn, 'everything about it! It's a wussy worthless skill!'

LadyAce giggles.

Alashar says, 'steal is completely babyproof these days'

Alashar laughs.

Ruby says, 'steal = babyfood'

LadyAce says, 'Is anyone working actively on making steal better, particularly?'

Alashar chuckles politely.

Kaige says, 'not currently, no'

Kupo says, 'nope, i can't even steal baby food...'

Alashar says, 'it was made worse recently, does that count'

Alashar ducks to the ground.

LadyAce says, 'So we can call it 'on the list of things to think about sometime'?'

LadyAce giggles.

Ruby says, 'so I just keep bugging then?'

Ruby chuckles politely.

Alashar says, 'come up with an ingenius fix'

Huginn nods his agreement with Alashar.

Alashar says, 'actually I have a related question'

Ruby says, 'how about... gasp.... unown things!'

Alashar says, 'will steal work like old steal in pke?'

LadyAce says, 'Propose your revolutionary improvement to discussion, see what people say'

Alashar says, 'or still worthless?'

Kaige says, 'steal will work like steal.'

Alashar says to Huginn, 'its related so its fair game :P'

Kupo says, 'maybe you can steal from anyone but it's harder to steal from a human that isnt accepting you?'

Chocorua says, 'with how pk and ownership works to protect people steal can't be heavily modified'

Alashar says, 'people don't need protected in pk'

Huginn nods his agreement with Chocorua.

Lilian grins evilly at Alashar.. wonder what she's thinking...

Alashar says, 'if snipers aren't considered thiefs, and thiefs can't steal, whats the point?'

Chocorua says, 'yes they do'

Ruby says, 'DON'T PROTECT PEOPLE! Make them protect themselfs not with the code'

Ruby says, 'sorry just had to get it out'

Huginn says to Ruby, 'yeah we try that'

Lorenzo wrings out his ear.

Alashar says, 'steal has never been a problem'

Huginn says to Ruby, 'and it always fails'

Kaige says, 'then people shouldn't whine when someone takes their string and archives.'

Lilian grins evilly.

Chocorua laughs.

Kaige says, 'or any of the other various things we've had to put in because of issues like that'

Lilian says, 'a PK world without whining - Utopia!'

Alashar says, 'nah, pk isn't pk without whining'

Ruby rolls his eyes heavenward.

Alashar says, 'war isn't war without whining'

Ruby says, 'not everything has to be in the code.. then admins wouldn't have anything to do!'

Lilian grins evilly.

Zane says, 'Give the pkers their own mud, where the rest of us won't have to put up with them.'

Zane snickers softly.

Kaige says to Zane, 'yup, there's many of the out there that focus on just that.'

Zane says, 'Just seems like too many people here are interested only in murdering other players. It takes away from all the effort that goes into making the areas on the mud interesting.'

Zane shrugs helplessly.

Ruby says, 'Whats a thief to do!'

Ruby bursts into tears.


Extra XP At Level Poofs?

Myrella says, 'ok how come any xp that gets made over you xp to level gets eaten when you level?'

Sandra says, 'could you imagine a level 1 getting leveled by a level 50 killing 100k mobs?'

Myrella says, 'I want it back :p'

Chocorua says, 'so you can't level 7 times with one kill'

Alashar says, 'can't happen'

Myrella says, 'yeah like we have lots of 100k mobs :P'

Alashar says, 'even if a 50 kills a 100k mob grouped with a level 1, he MIGHT level to 3'

Alashar says, 'and I seriously doubt it :P'

Myrella nods her agreement with Alashar.

Alashar says, 'not that I'm for or against this, just saying :)'

Myrella says, 'its a dumb fix for a problem that doesnt exist'

Sandra says, 'oh it was a problem'

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

EiSA says, 'Powerlevelling'

Chocorua says, 'i made levels 5-9 in one kill a few years ago ... it wasnt a good thing'

Kupo says, 'how does xp distribution in a group work, anyway...'

Sandra says, 'I leveled 4 times off of the assayor! ;)'

Alashar says, 'powerleveling still exists'

Myrella says, 'sure it was when every mob gave 110k but they dont anymore :P'

Alashar says, 'I level to 50 in less then a week'

Lilian cries on Alashar's shoulder.

LadyAce says, 'it went in to fix a serious problem, for sure. Current xp scale it doesn't show up as prominently'

Kaige says, 'yup, but you still have to do it one at a time'

EiSA says, 'It's damn rude when I take my Lev7 hitter out to level, beat up a bunch of mobs far bigger and the XP gets absorbed when I level.'

EiSA growls.

Myrella nods her agreement with EiSA.

Alashar says, 'hehe, rude'

LadyAce says, 'It's not *that* much xp :P kill another mob.'

Alashar says, 'just be careful'

Sandra says, 'you should judge when you're close to level then and go kill a wimpier mob'

EiSA says, '77HP doesn't get many dang mobs!'

Chocorua says, 'adjust you kills towards level ...'

Alashar says, 'if I have 10k to level, I kill mobs worth 15k instead of 50'

Lorenzo says, 'Sure, it's annoying, but it's easy to time things and kill smaller when you need less. And it's a worthwhile trade-off.'

Alashar says, 'if I can find one...'

EiSA nods his agreement with Alashar.

Alashar says, 'not always easy lorenzo :)'

Alashar says, 'but yea'

Kaige says, 'maybe you need to move further off the beaten path then?'

LadyAce says, 'We rarely get complaints that the world is overpopulated with big xp mobs :P'

Alashar says, 'the higher you get the harder it is'

Ruby says to LadyAce, 'now thats a lie :P I complane all the time about that'

Alashar says, 'simply because you don't know what anything will be worth at your level'

LadyAce says, 'wasting a little xp here and there is no big loss at those high levs'

LadyAce says to Ruby, 'you always want more, not fewer'

Alashar says, 'if your 49 fighting a level 40, who knows what its worth :P'

Kaige says, 'yes.. the range from 20-49 is still weak, but it's been getting better'

Ruby says, 'more is better! Bigger is better also. Don't let anyone fool you with that size doesn't matter stuff'

Alashar says to Kaige, '20-30 isn't bad'

Lilian nods her agreement with Ruby.

Zane says, 'I've got to run.'

Alashar says to Kaige, '30-40 is brutal'

Zane salutes the gods in admiration of the amazing world around him.

Myrella nods her agreement with Alashar.

Alashar says to Kaige, '40-50 without using level 50 mobs is almost impossible'

Lilian pets Ruby's sock.

Myrella says, '30-40 is horrible'

Alashar says, 'well, I quest from 45-50...but still :P'

EiSA says, 'I've found as soon as your 25th it gets a helluva lot nicer, because you can take part in the likes of PD'

Kupo says, 'i still don't know where to go to level myself... everything i see is either too big or too small...'

LadyAce says, 'higher levs gets to a funny situation with con versus reward for kill'

Kupo says, 'but then... i've been localized in med london recently...'

Alashar says, 'at level 42 you need something like 1.1 mil to level'

LadyAce says, 'making consider still meaningful AND making a mob hard enough to give it above average xp....'

Alashar says, 'level 42 mobs are worth like 20k :P'

Alashar says, 'and usually hurt'

LadyAce says, 'well, you tell me how to make a mob harder to kill without making it harder to kill :)'

Alashar says, 'after salem things just become difficult'

LadyAce says, 'not like with lev 50s where you can make them big ol group mobs'

Alashar jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Sandra!

Ruby says, 'salem rocks'

Ruby jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Sandra!

Myrella chuckles politely.

Trousers looks up into the sky and ponders.

Alashar says, 'I tried pittsburgh hoping it was like salem but college students are damn tough'

Sandra giggles.

Chocorua says, 'difficult is good'

Alashar says, 'they must work out a lot'

Alashar says, 'difficult is fine, if its worth the reward choc'

Alashar says, 'I don't enjoy killing for 5 minutes, sleeping for 25 minutes, repeat :)'

Alashar says, 'maybe you do, dunno'

Kaige says, 'heh. currently out there there are 20-29: 830 30-39: 742 40 - 49: 542 50: 539'

LadyAce says to Kaige, 'might be interesting to let consider be config'd on a mob level, instead of a straight up lev comparison'

Kaige says, 'not necessarily unique mobs.. but total'

Chocorua says to Alashar, 'i generally dont fight alone'

Alashar says, 'yea but thats not real'

LadyAce says, '"about the same level as you, but seems to have some special abilities" (etc)'

Alashar says, 'you have to take into account the difficulty vs the reward'

Kaige says, '1 -4 is 1988 by itself.'

Alashar says, 'you CAN level off incredibly hard mobs worth 3k if you want to'

Alashar says, 'its just going to take you forever :P'

Ruby says, 'and take into acount that not everyone fights in groups with healers ect...'

Alashar says, 'most low level healers are smart anyway and group with level 50's'

Chocorua says, 'again.. being antisocial should carry a penalty'

Alashar rolls his eyes heavenward.

Kaige says to Alashar, 'and I'll say again, if people other than a handful don't report which ones are too easy/too hard then it's really hard to address them'

Alashar says, 'you can't always find a group choc'

Alashar says, 'I don't care what you say'

Ruby says to Chocorua, 'it's not antisocial it's anti fool'

Alashar says, 'and then you run into other problems'

Alashar says, 'if you group, you have to kill twice as many mobs to get the same level'

Alashar says, 'and it can be hard enough finding enough alone let alone twice as many'

Kaige says, 'but if you've got a good group, you can go through them much faster cause you're not stuck waiting for just one person to regen'

Lorenzo says, 'anyway I'd rather see it as being social carrying a benefit'

Alashar says, 'and that goes back to sitting in an inn resting typing tell mob behold 80 times over the next hour'

LadyAce says, 'it CAN be hard to find a group that will do things in a way that match one's philosophy. Like a group that doesn't just run around blindly and uninteractively'

Ruby says to Kaige, 'then you run out of mobs'

Kaige says to Ruby, 'then you move to the next area?'

Chocorua says, 'you only run out of mobs if you won't go lookng for them'

Alashar sighs loudly.

Alashar says, 'nevermind :)'

Ruby says to Kaige, 'and find that another group already killed it'

Kaige says, 'can't sit in the dun or klein all day'

Alashar says, 'you just don't get it'

Kaige snores loudly.

Alashar says, 'I have no problem moving for mobs'

Alashar says, 'but again, it has to be worth killing them to do it in the first place'

LadyAce says, 'we need more people willing to go around as a group without going to big run areas or beaten path areas'

Ruby says, 'We don't sit in the dun or klien all day. We look for mobs all the time'

Chocorua says to Alashar, 'right .. i don't think getting to 50 SHOULD be easy and fast'

Kaige says, 'and I have no problem wading through an area and killing EVERYTHING that moves.. it all gives xp'

Alashar says to Chocorua, 'and thats our major disagreement'

Alashar says to Chocorua, 'spending 500 hours to hit 50 is boring...but you can if you want'

LadyAce says, 'when you're off the beaten path, leave us notes on what you find :)'

Kupo says to LadyAce, 'give me a map and i'll do it!'

Sandra says, 'I usually run out of hp before I run out of mobs'

Sandra sniffs sadly.

LadyAce giggles at Kaige.

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Lorenzo says to Sandra, 'I run out of mvs first'

LadyAce says to Kaige, 'can be fun, for sure :)'

Sandra says, 'ok mv too'

Lorenzo snickers softly.

Chocorua says, 'leveling isn't the only fun there is'

Kaige says, 'definitely has its place in the stress relief dept'

Alashar says to Chocorua, 'talking 9 hours out of 10 isn't either'

Alashar says to Chocorua, 'if I wanted to talk, I'd go to a chat room'

Ruby says, 'lets face it. We have many diff play styles here. There should be no way the game favors one or the other and that inclued rp and pk'

Alashar says, 'nah, of course you didn't'

Chocorua says to Alashar, 'i disagree but generally when i exp run i only have about 20% downtime'


No Spirit Penalty?

Alashar says, 'I was just reporting a bug'

Alashar says, 'I've has less then 5 spirit and there is no current penalty'

Alashar says, 'hasn't been for weeks'

Alashar says, 'wondering why that is'

Kaige says to Huginn, 'that rounding thing we found the other day?'

Alashar says, 'I've went as low as 2 without penalty'

Sandra says, 'tomorrow, tooooomorrow, you'll suck fighting, tomorrow...'

Alashar says, 'nah, I fixed it :)'

Sandra giggles.

LadyAce says, 'use bug to report it, if you haven't?'

Kaige says, 'I think it was where it was being calculated with a decimal number but the mud likes to think in integers so it was roudning it down to 0 and anything x0 = 0'

Alashar nods solemnly.

Alashar says, 'use floating point!'

Kaige says, 'tho I'm not sure.. but yeah.. definitely bug it if you don't notice a change with tomorrow's update'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.


Changes for Surgeons?

Kupo says, 'field surgery doesn't seem final to me... i think there should be a higher level of medicine!'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'there's your opening!'

Lorenzo says, 'oh no'

Sandra says, 'ooh'

Sandra says, 'my turn!'

Sandra beams delightedly.

Lorenzo says, 'not my surgeon, too'

LadyAce giggles.

Lorenzo smack himself in the head.

Sandra says, 'hehe'

Sandra says, 'surgeons are gonna like this:'

Lorenzo smiles at Sandra.

Sandra says, 'dress wounds will actually work, soonish'

Lorenzo cheers wildly!

Alashar says, 'what'll it do?'

Sandra says, 'surgeons are gonna hate this:'

Kupo says, 'always bad news'

Melanie says, 'doh'

Alashar says, 'the dex thing? :P'

Sandra says, 'the level req for field surgery will probably go up'

Alashar says, 'ouch'

Kupo says, 'aah!!!'

Lorenzo gently sighs with relief -- PHEW!

Alashar says, 'poor surgeons...'

Kupo says, 'but... but... my level five surgeon will have no chance!'

Sandra giggles.

Alashar says, 'yea'

Alashar says, 'hold your scalpel and kick dude'

Alashar says, 'and pray'

Melanie giggles at Alashar.

Kupo says, 'if only i could kick :P'

Alashar says, 'pray more then kick :P'

LadyAce says, 'aw, c'mon ...surgereoning was just a little too much of a meal ticket'

Sandra says, 'dress wounds is gonna be sort of like a poultice for tech people'

Lorenzo nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'hafta fall off the gravy train SOME time'

Lorenzo beams delightedly.

Alashar shrugs in response to LadyAce's words.

Kaige says, 'but it will not use herbs'

Kupo says, 'operate is also my primary combat move...'

Lorenzo says to Sandra, 'you failed! this doesn't suck at all!'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Alashar says to LadyAce, 'it kinda is, but do you know how boring playing a healer is?'

Sandra says, 'it will use drugs'

Alashar says to LadyAce, 'its a tradeoff'

Sandra says, 'lookit'

Melanie says, 'Yeh, I think I 'ad an easy time froom 40-50 as a surgeon.'

LadyAce says to Alashar, 'think of it as favoring snipers!'

Alashar laughs.

Sandra says, 'surgeons are FAR better than druids, and druids have to wait til 20 to get augment'

Alashar says, 'I disagree with the mana changes'

Alashar says, 'I think druids rock surgeons'

Sandra says, 'it seems only fair that surgeons should wait a bit too'

Kupo says, 'what level will be the req for field surgery?'

Huginn says to Alashar, 'not sustained'

Alashar says, 'depends'

Sandra says, 'probably 15. Not decided yet'

Kupo whines.

Melanie says to Sandra, 'well, y'know with MCATs and med school...'

Alashar says, 'damer has 100 mind/spir and I run him out of mana easy'

Lorenzo nods his agreement with Melanie.

Kupo says, 'at least let my poor level 5 keep his only weapon!'

Sandra giggles.

Alashar says, '730 mana is 73 operates at about 30 a pop'

Alashar says, 'compared to the same stats 120-140 hp poultices what?'

Alashar says, '20, 30?'

Kaige says to Alashar, 'and I figured out the - prestige thing.. will be fixed next week'

Alashar says, 'pretty even, plus they get brew'

Alashar says to Kaige, 'doesn't matter to me though I'm sure he'll be happy :)'

Sandra says, 'so do some surgeons'

Alashar says, 'and spells'

Alashar says, 'spells make a huge difference'

Alashar says, 'the only downside is herbs, and you can buy millions'

LadyAce says, 'level req, shmevel req. The cool thing is the drugs!'

Alashar says, 'plus a big one...ttttaddddaaaa'

LadyAce says, 'tell us about the drugs oh Sandra our Sandra!'

Kupo says, 'drugs are cool'

Melanie says, 'yeh'

Kaige figured since you and Ruby brought it up last week...

Alashar says, 'augmenters can heal themselves :)'

Sandra says, 'with dress wounds, surgeons will be fine.'

Sandra says, 'so can surgeons =P'

Alashar says, 'first aid blows if you haven't noticed :P'

Lorenzo attempts to prod Sandra but Sandra isn't about to go anywhere.

Lorenzo says, 'drugs. drugs'

Alashar says, 'you can root faster then first aid'

Ruby says, 'what the hell IS dress wounds?'

Melanie says, 'I 'ope there's soomthin' new toward pharmacy skills or soomthin''

Sandra says, 'well, I don't have much info on the drugs yet. I have to research the drugs for the time periods we have'

Sandra says, 'but look for them to heal, cure poisons, blindness, put people to sleep, etc'

Lorenzo says, 'quinine!'

Lorenzo says, 'opium!'

Kaige says, 'heal burns too'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Melanie says, 'All ya really need is morphine and viagra'

Ruby says, 'and don't forget make lazy'

Sandra giggles.

Myrella grins evilly at Melanie.. wonder what she's thinking...


Burns Ever Going To Matter?

Alashar says, 'burns ever going to matter?'

Kaige says, 'burns don't matter now?'

Sandra says, 'I think burns should give some damage over time ;)'

Alashar says, 'evertime I've ever asked it wasn't implemented'

Lorenzo says to Ruby, 'Don't need make lazy. I got a natural lazy'

Alashar says, 'type help burns'

Alashar says, 'Currently, the disadvantages to being burned are unimplemented.'

Ruby says, 'I think burns should make you get hurt more when you get kicked bashed ect ect'

Lorenzo says, 'i thought you healed more slowly'

Alashar says, 'supposedly'

Alashar says, 'but its not implemented'

Sandra says, 'it is, I believe'

Alashar says, 'actually that helpfile sucks'

Alashar says, 'it doesn't even tell you what the disadvantages are'

Alashar says, 'just tells you to cure it :P'

Piccolo says, 'maybe make you lose half your hps when you go underwater in salt water while burned?'

Alashar says, 'duh!'

Piccolo ducks to the ground.

Lorenzo says, 'I dunno, hard to tell. I forget to eat anyway, so it's all just slow'

Sandra says, 'oh I like that idea'

Sandra says, 'Piccolo is learning!'

Alashar says, 'I dunno how much I like it'

Piccolo points at Sandra.

Alashar says, 'burned is sooooo easy to put on someone'

Piccolo says, 'is her!'

Alashar says, 'and it takes pretty much eternity to wear off, unlike poison'

Lorenzo says to Alashar, 'chap stick'

Alashar laughs.

Alashar says, 'flame retardent suits'

Lorenzo says, 'asbestos underwear'

Alashar says, 'asbestos so we can have cancer'

Melanie says, 'I'd end oop carryin' a boonch oov burn kits, bactraban, and whutnot?'

Alashar says, 'aloe should heal burns :P'

Melanie wrinkles her nose with distaste.

Lorenzo says, 'oh, bactine!'

Lorenzo nods solemnly.

Sandra giggles.


XP Game Still Run?

Myrella says, 'is the xpgame still run?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Myrella.

Kaige says, 'we really need that to be better feedback for the builders'

Myrella nods solemnly.

Myrella says, 'so if I wanna try i need to hunt down charity still?'

LadyAce says, 'any imm can set it up'

Kaige says, 'any imm can start you on it I think'

Myrella nods solemnly.

Myrella says, 'okies then someday soon then I'll waste a day doing it'

Myrella chuckles politely.

Piccolo says, 'any full imm, I think'

Piccolo panics, and attempts to flee.

Sandra giggles.

Myrella laughs at Piccolo.

Piccolo hasn't a CLUE.

Kupo says, 'wait what? whatd i miss!~!!!'

LadyAce says, 'there's a helpfile :)'

Myrella nods her agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says to Piccolo, 'you can do it :)'

Myrella giggles.

Kaige says to Piccolo, 'nope.. wobble gives you what you need'

Piccolo shivers uncomfortably.

LadyAce says, 'xpgame_immort is your place to go'

LadyAce says to Myrella, 'so yea, if you wanna do it, talk to Picky'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Piccolo.

Myrella laughs.

Sandra giggles.

Piccolo whines.


Bug with Entrance?

Melanie says, 'It's probably a quick one, but is the whole non-solo thing a big reason why entrance seems ta not work as mooch as it used ta on certain mobs?'

Sandra raises an eyebrow inquiringly.

Piccolo says, 'you mean fails or mobs breaking entrance?'

Alashar says, 'lotsa mobs do that these days'

Melanie says, 'like not bein' able ta entrance certain mobs that I used ta be able ta'

Piccolo says, 'or that evil "oopsie I tripped now I'm not dancing muahahaha" dirty trick?'

Melanie says, 'yeh'

Piccolo says, 'why can't you entrance them? Raging?'

Sandra says, 'I'm not sure which mobs those would be. Some have wake acts for it. But I don't think we have a flag that nulls entrance?'

Lorenzo says, 'does that work?'

Lorenzo tries to trip, but can't.

Melanie says, 'like they wake oop faster under entrance?'

Piccolo says, 'no, but when I fight while entrancing, mobs always seem to trip or stumble or fall over and break it ==('

Piccolo says, 'before the tick?'

Alashar laughs.

Sandra says, 'I think that's just bad timing probably. It only lasts until the tick'

Piccolo says, 'Well, they can break it with an act, or break it via stumbling and falling'

Sandra nods her agreement with Piccolo.

Piccolo says, 'the stumbling one is just bad luck =('

Piccolo hates that.

LadyAce says, 'play with the mobs some more and report ones that seem freaky?'

Melanie says, 'I'll go around and check on mobs again, I joost remember that a couple kinda joost laughed at me'

Piccolo says, 'especially when you JUST kicked'

Alashar says, 'a lot of mobs wake these days'

Alashar says, 'the brahman wakes, I remember that from the other day'

Sandra nods her agreement with Melanie.

Alashar says, 'never used to :P'

Piccolo says, 'you can normally check if they have the act by entrancing and watching'

Piccolo says, 'as long as they're not fighting they won't stumble'

Melanie nods solemnly.

Melanie says, 'thanks'


Balance Skill vs Topple?

Alashar says, 'just like to suggest the balance skill giving you a somewhat small chance at dodging topple, as its basically invincible as is'

Alashar says, 'more like resisting then dodging..'

Kaige says, 'I think huginn's got something planned for that... we were talking about it this morning.'

Alashar says, 'plus it'd make balance half way useful'

LadyAce says, 'it does sound neat, if it works out balance wise'

Alashar says, 'yea, gaidal loves the balance skill...I'd like to use it, but I'll never love it :P'

Piccolo says, 'balance is a lifesaver when hitting/fleeing - otherwise I stumble and get whapped =('

Sandra giggles.

Alashar says, 'hitting fleeing isn't really an option anymore'

Piccolo says, 'kicking/fleeing isn't. Hitting/fleeing is still okay'

Piccolo says, 'as long as you've got prio'

Alashar says, 'I guess, though I don't see the point :P'

Piccolo says, 'it's the same as kick/fleeing, just that you do one kick's damage less per round'

Piccolo says, 'it basically just uses wimpy to help you avoid secondary attacks'

LadyAce says, 'I think that does it :) thanks for coming, all.'

Lorenzo says, 'hmm'

Kaige waves happily.

Sandra waves happily.

Ruby says, 'we didn't talk about steal enough!'

Ruby whines.

Sandra ruffles Ruby's hair playfully.

Ruby says, 'later folks'

Huginn laughs at Ruby.

Sandra says, 'it's on the list, and the list is movin'

Kaige waves happily.

LadyAce waves happily.


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 Suggestions/Questions

o We should have a "shush" social... to try to quiet someone down or get them to shut up nicely.
We have a HUSH social for just that purpose. It even doesn't echo to the room when you hush someone else, so it doesn't interrupt whatever event is going on for everyone else.
o Why does skin fail so much?
Since the chance of success is based on several of your stats, I would guess that the character(s) you're seeing fail at them don't quite have the necessary stat levels to do it well.
o Why does the -AC scale not go above 100? You should get a bonus for below -100 ac -- should go to at least -150.
Basically, those are the arbitrary limits that were placed on it. Adding 50 to the range in either direction would still mean there was a place where you could technically get beyond the limit, but not get any additional benefits.
o I haven't done anything in FI that tells me, or even hints to me that I'm, apparenlty, in need of a bath. Yet the humans there keep telling me I stink.
It looks like the only place you may not get a message about getting dirty and needing a bath is when you sleep in some place that's rather yucky. I'm not sure what we can do about those, since you're not awake to see the messages in all cases, but I'm sure we can brainstorm on it.
o Make regen times faster for things like resting and sleeping so that way you don't kill for few minutes and regen for 2-3 times as long being bored and got nothing to do.
They are, but they're also affected by other things, like hunger and thirst.
o What does puling mean? (in a room desc in Beowulf)
Whining or whimpering.
o With empty pockets minus 1 coin, you can drop 1 coin, curse (spell) coin, pick it up and drop it again. It has to be the same coin, cause you don't have any other coins at that time. (I know it's a code issue, but it's still a bug..
This is because gold coins are stored as a number on your character until you drop it. So technically, it's not the same coin -- a new one is created every time you drop one.
o Lower the rent of housing... with about a 2 room house, on avg people pay 2.5 million minimum a year... kinda a lot when you think about it, not sure, it seems less day by day, just a thought.
The high rent on houses was something we decided we wanted for a couple of reasons. First, money had no real purpose. Second, we'll always have limited disk space, so pricing it at a premium makes sure that the people who really want it and are willing to work to keep it are the ones who are taking up memory and disk space.
o An if statement should be added to hunt in order to first hunt things in your current area with that keyword.
It's a lot more complicated to do that than a single if statement. But eventually, we want to change hunt so that you can only hunt things that have actually passed through the room itself.

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