Lecture Series Index

May 15th, 2003

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Tweaks for New Skills?
Paralyze Spell?
Wave of Nausea?
If AA need to re-enable for PKE?
New Min Level for Operate?
What is Dress Wound?
Surgery & Prestige?
Any Changes for Steal, Yet?
Progress on Areas?
Can We Get Heads on Pikes?
Why is Autorush 100% No-Fail?
Poison & Resist Poison?
-Con Spell & Others Available?
Pk Tourney Date Yet?
Coupons for Alternating Colors?
Spirit Reqs for Spell Words
New Mage Skill: Mana Conservation
Barkskin Becoming Defensive Only
Blindside Duration?
Prize Machine Ideas?
Why is WHO different in the OOC?

Additional Topics Answered

General Suggestions/Questions

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Tweaks for New Skills?

Sincere says, 'Were the specs changed for the new skills at all? or are they being worked on?'

Sandra says, 'specs changed? No'

Sincere says, 'Anything changed about the skills?'

LadyAce wonders what you mean by specs?

Sandra says, 'we did a few tweaks but we've posted those as they go in'

Sincere says, 'like, I played around a bit, and didnt'

Sincere says, 'oh'

LadyAce says, 'there were some success chance tweaks that went in, but all posted'

Sincere nods solemnly.

Sincere says, 'Where's that posted? or are you saying it will be posted?'

Sandra says, 'in the past weeks' updates. I think Huginn has a tweak to the newer 3 skills, but that won't go in til next week'

LadyAce says, 'it's posted each week on welcome'

LadyAce says, 'Plus mailed in the LT'

Sincere says, 'oh, I meant to the valor courage ironwill skills'

Sincere blushes bright red.

Sandra says, 'no spec changes on those'

Sandra says, 'There's one coming that Huginn gets to explain ;)'

Sincere nods solemnly.

Sincere cheers for Huginn - huzzah!

Sincere says to Huginn, 'explain explain !!!!:)'

Huginn says, 'explain which ?'

Sincere says, 'valor courage ironwill stuffs'

Huginn says, 'of the tweak?'

Sincere nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'minor stuff really'

Huginn says, 'some clean up of errant iron will messages.. and a change to the con part of the skills'

Sincere says, 'What sort of change?'

Huginn says, 'basically removing the stun reduction effect that's in there now'

Huginn says, 'and replacing it with a warcry addition'

Huginn says, 'which you can figure out'

Sincere says, 'alrighty'

Sincere says, 'quick question about that'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Sincere.

Sincere says, 'when you are resting and yous ee the messages fire off, are they in any sort of pattern or are they just generated randomly?'

Sincere says, 'I didntnotice a pattern...'

Huginn says, 'the healing pattern?'

Sincere nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'when you heal you have a chance to get the iron will bonus..'

Huginn says, 'so that's your pattern..'

Sincere says, 'noo..O mean when'

Sincere chuckles politely.

Sincere says, 'ok'

Kaige says, 'or lack thereof'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kaige.

Huginn says, 'anything else along those lines?'

Sincere says, 'nah I dont think so.'


Paralyze Spell?

Nemoy says, 'I have a couple quickies.'

Nemoy says, 'first, the spell paralyze, will it ever be imped?'

Sandra says, 'how about a 'no plans for it at this time'? ;)'

Nemoy nods his agreement with Sandra.

LadyAce says, 'I think if it did go in, it wouldn't be like it's described'

Nemoy says to Sandra, 'just curious'


Wave of Nausea?

Nemoy says, 'and number two'

Nemoy says, 'this is for morts and immorts'

Nemoy says, 'can anyone give me any other information about the spell wave of nausea, like what is it's damage average per level?'

LadyAce says, 'You should try it out and see'

Nemoy nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Nemoy says, 'i have'

LadyAce says, 'What's in the helps is about all we can say, really'

Nemoy says, 'just curious if anyone else noticed anything or had any other input'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Nemoy nods his agreement with LadyAce.


If AA need to re-enable for PKE?

Nemoy says, 'just a clarification, if I have a character whos is Accept All, do I need to be re enabled for PKE?'

Sandra says, 'if they're JUST pkok, no'

Kaige says, 'if they want to be PKE, yes'

Sandra says, 'if they're a char you want to be pke, yes'

Nemoy nods his agreement with Sandra.

Kaige says, 'not just a char... THE char you want to be PKE'

LadyAce says, 'if you are pkok, nothing will change when we turn on pke. You have to ask for anything to change.'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Nemoy says, 'and another clarification I understand that PKE will embody the old system where you will need to redeem out?'

Kaige nods her agreement with Nemoy.

Nemoy says, 'and rejecting is disabled?'

Kaige says, 'redeem or perma... only ways out'

Nemoy nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'PKE doesn't have any concept of accept or reject'

Nemoy says, 'ok.'

Nemoy says, 'Im done for now'

LadyAce nods solemnly.


New Min Level for Operate?

Prevail says, 'have you folks decided on the new level restriction for operate?'

Sandra says, 'I think we're gonna go with 15'

Prevail nods solemnly.

Sincere goes EEK! in distress.

Prevail says, 'fine with me.'

Sandra says, 'but we have to finish dress wound first, so it'll be a few weeks'

Masha says, 'doesn't effect me. I have yet to make a surgeon.'

Sincere says, 'What are you changing about it?'

Sandra says, 'making it work'

Prevail says, 'how come that hasn't been implemented ever?'

LadyAce says, 'because our list of ideas grows faster than our fingers can type? :)'

Sandra says, 'I dunno why it wasn't :) But it will be'

Kaige says, 'lack of research into the drugs'

Kaige says, 'lack of time to research into the drugs too'

Kaige says, 'inertia?'

Kaige nods to herself.

Prevail giggles at Kaige.

Sandra giggles.


What is Dress Wound?

Barus says, 'what will dress wound do, anyways?'

Sandra says, 'we have a small list at the moment, so we're gonna go witht hose for now'

Sandra says, 'it's like a tech poultice'

Prevail says, 'like a poultice... but no herbs'

LadyAce says, 'sometimes, early on, skills went in that didn't really do anything, because it was meant to be filled in later'

Prevail nods to himself.

Kaige says, 'it's a TECH version of poultice with different components.. drugs... not herbs'

Prevail says, 'then will there be a heightened dress wounds skill like there's poultice and augment?'

Sandra says, 'yea, field surgery ;)'

Prevail grumbles under his breath.

Sandra giggles.

Prevail says, 'so it will be somewhere in between surgery and first aid?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Prevail.

Kaige says, 'always has been'

LadyAce says, 'with neat affects'

Prevail says, 'right, that's my question done.'


Surgery & Prestige?

Barus says, 'can surgery increase a surgeon's prestige if it is successful? instead of only lowering prestige when it results in a bloody mess?'

Prevail says, 'wait, that lowers prestige?!?'

Kaige says, 'that's the part about "details aren't settled yet"'

Kaige taps the welcome board.

Kaige says to Huginn, 'what we were working through the other day'

Barus nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'I think it can be done, but it has to be done in a way that you can't game it just to get back to 100 nearly instantly'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kaige.

Barus says, 'i think my pres started dropping around 45 and hit 0 around 49 and unless I get praised about 50 times, it won't increase above 0'

Barus shrugs philosophically.

Sandra says, 'yea that's a bug that's being fixed. It's actually below 0. Right Kaige?'

Kaige says, 'yeah. that was the bug that got fixed. I forgot to limit the drop to zero and keep it from going below that.. so one fail will fix anyone who's currently below zero back to zero tomorrow'

Ruby says, 'what exactly is the reason for a drop in pres after a failed operate anyway?'

Nemoy says, 'it makes sense'

Barus says, 'it's embarrassing to mess up?'

Sandra says, 'coz you suck!'

LadyAce says, 'some surgeon you are, slicing someone to bits!'

Prevail says, 'your reputation isnt as good after a failed operation, makes sense to me'

Barus says, 'but likewise, it's nice to succeed!'

Nemoy says, 'do you think the surgeon might blush if he sewed your arm onto your leg?'

Nemoy giggles.

Ruby rolls his eyes heavenward.

Sandra says, 'trust me, you should see some of the surgeons i work with.'

Nemoy says, 'go herbal!'

Nemoy raises a DERT bag high in the air above his head.

Nemoy says, 'no blood!'

Barus says to Nemoy, 'i don't have to herb run for hours and hours =P'

Kaige says, 'you'd rather we implement malpractice insurance?'

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

Sandra giggles.

Nemoy says to Barus, 'me either'

Nemoy giggles.

Ruby says, 'so um.. what we just say screw prestige and fail all our calms/entrances/lullabys or we don't heal during a fight? sounds like it kinda limits poor surgeons'

Masha says to Barus, 'who said anything about running for herbs taking hours?'

Nemoy nods his agreement with Masha.

Kaige says to Ruby, 'I just got done saying, we're ironing out the details on having ones that go well raise it.'

Barus nods solemnly.

Ruby thanks Kaige heartily.

Ruby says, 'sorry i missed that'

Barus thanks Kaige heartily.


Any Changes for Steal, Yet?

Ruby says, 'Simple yes or no question'

Ruby says, 'anyone working on steal having no bite yet?'

Kaige says, 'hmmm..'

Kaige says, 'no.'

Ruby grumbles.

Ruby says, 'Oh someday you will give in and work on it! Someday'

Sandra says, 'it's on the list. But there are a few things before it'

Huginn says to Ruby, 'say it with me... Never! Never! Never!'

Kaige has been tangled up in all the end of school hoopla... only 2 more weeks!

LadyAce says to Ruby, 'post your ideas on discussion!'

Ruby says to LadyAce, 'then I wouldn't be very sneaky of a thief now would i? :P'

LadyAce says to Ruby, 'hey, if you're going to assign us work, I can assign you work.'

Ruby says, 'basicly my idea for steal is very simple. Take out ownership'

Masha nods her agreement with Ruby.

Masha says to Ruby, 'makes sense to me'

Prevail says, 'or be able to steal owned items'

Huginn says, 'no.'

Prevail nods to himself.

Ruby says, 'if your pk then there shouldn't be any ownership'

Huginn says to Prevail, 'you can'

Prevail says, 'oh, go me!'

Sandra says, 'you can steal owned items. You just can't junk 'em.'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Prevail says, 'why not?'

Ruby says, 'and you can't sell them on the blackmarket either!'

Ruby says, 'we need a blackmarket!'

Sandra says to Ruby, 'yes you can. They just need steal too'

Haley snickers at Sandra nastily.

Sandra says to Prevail, 'it was one of the complaints about pk and got added in when ownership did'

Ruby says, 'come on throw me a bone here! It's pointless and you know it :P'

Prevail nods his agreement with Sandra.

Prevail hears crickets in the background.

LadyAce says, 'think up some other ways to invigorate it :)'

LadyAce chuckles politely.


Progress on Areas?

Masha says, 'What is the progress on the other areas? All we hear about is people working on them, just no things about what's being worked on within them'

Sandra says, 'well, I don't much know the details of what is being worked on within the areas specifically. Just that they are constantly progressing to done'

Kaige says, 'a lot of times either I get little detail to pass on, or so much detail your head would spin...'

Kaige says, 'your best bet, if you're interested is talk to the builder working on it.'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Masha says, 'Well, just wondering. It's one of those things that I think players would like to know, since we keep hearing about all these new areas that are supposed to be going in.'

Masha chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'all I ever want to see is 'it's done, ready for review!' then I hop to it'

LadyAce says, 'Klein, the best way to summarize the status is that I have two quests to finish, and I have to stop fiddling, but that's about it.'

Masha says to Kaige, 'We .. ah .. know my relationship with Imm Staff. That's sometimes .. not a viable option.'

Kaige says, 'lemme give you an example of some commit logs I see: (which is what I build the weekly updates from)'

Sandra says to LadyAce, 'yea!'

Kaige says, 'this is for in progress areas "saving this so I don't lose it" and 100+ lines of "added this here, added that there, fixed this typo, fixed this bug stuff".'

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'i do that ;)'

LadyAce says, 'it's hard to say "n% completed"'

LadyAce says, 'we're worse than progress bars on a computer, ever see them go backwards when you install? :P'

Sandra giggles.


Can We Get Heads on Pikes?

Prevail says, 'why can't you collect your head from that place in medeavel... uh... uh... where you get decapitated... close to east cheap...'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Rusalka.

Rusalka says, 'gee'

Rusalka says, 'folks been asking that for nigh...5 years?'

Rusalka says, 'see'

Masha says to Prevail, 'Don't lose your head next time?'

Rusalka says, 'i didn't want scavenger mobs to grab them'

Prevail says to Masha, 'but that's why i did it!'

Kaige says, 'I think the guards should beat you up if you try'

Masha says to Prevail, 'Need to keep an eye on your temper then'

Rusalka says, 'i've always thought it'd be cool if players could get them, but i never have figured out how'

Prevail says, 'oh... scavenger mobs...'

LadyAce says to Rusalka, 'use furniture, make a pike'

Rusalka nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Rusalka giggles.

LadyAce says to Rusalka, 'have it be "on"'

Kaige says, 'after all it's done to make an example of you, right?'

Rusalka says, 'back in my day.....we didn't have that new fangled furniture stuff'

Rusalka giggles.

LadyAce giggles.

Rusalka thanks LadyAce heartily.

LadyAce hugs Rusalka.

Sandra giggles.

Rusalka giggles.

Rusalka scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Prevail says, 'but that's a good idea'

Rusalka says, 'oh it is'

Rusalka says, 'i just gotta DO it'

Prevail whines.

Rusalka will post a note when she does so ya'll can go lose your heads

Rusalka gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Rusalka giggles.

LadyAce smiles at Rusalka.

Prevail cheers wildly!


Why is Autorush 100% No-Fail?

Alashar says, 'just a light duty question today'

Alashar says, 'since pretty much 99% of all fight related skills and specials etc. are supposed to not be 100%...just wondering why autorush is'

Sandra giggles.

Huginn says to Alashar, 'we're working on that'

LadyAce says, 'on account of we haven't done the evil things we want to do yet'

Sandra says, 'we were working on that'

Huginn says to Alashar, 'patience'

LadyAce giggles.

Alashar says, 'its even 100% when your blind'

LadyAce hugs Alashar.

Alashar says, 'seems silly'

Sandra says, 'so it won't be 100% soon :)'

Kaige snorts derisively.

Kaige says, 'blind is so wussy these days'

Alashar says, 'agreed'

Sandra says, 'it is, lets change it back'

Alashar says, 'blind needs to be way worse'

Sandra drools contentedly.

Alashar says, 'I did notice it gives you lag when you walk'

Alashar says, 'thats funny'

Prevail says, 'wait, can someone blind me?'

Ruby says, 'should be more -hitroll when your blind'

Alashar says, 'not in ooc :P'

Prevail grumbles.

Alashar says, 'would be nice to see all those types of things more useful'

Alashar says, 'weaken, clumsy, blind, curse, etc.'

Alashar says, 'especially since they will rent soon'

Alashar says, 'make them fear it!'

Ruby cowers in fear!

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


Poison & Resist Poison?

Alashar says, 'since poison is going to rent now, and major poison is a major pain, would it be possible to give con some kind of chance to resist or heal poison?'

Alashar says, 'NOT 100% :P'

LadyAce says, 'con helps you be unpoisoned faster already, I think'

Sandra says, 'I'm gonna go with 'idea that and we'll put it on the list''

Sandra isn't sure.

Huginn shakes his head in disagreement with LadyAce.

Alashar says, 'maybe add it to ironwill since the con ironwill blows? :P'

Alashar says, 'I dunno'

Ruby says, 'yeh no kidding con iron will blows. I swear you NEVER wake up from stun faster with it'

Kaige says, 'we do have a resist for poison, but I dunno how widely it's used either in the code or areas'

Sandra says, 'that's being changed. You two missed Huginn saying that'

Kaige says, 'not off the top of my head anyway'

Huginn says to Ruby, 'and now you never will'

Alashar says, 'majority of people can't cast resist poison'

LadyAce says, 'I'm not sure how good it is, really'

LadyAce says, 'I used to use it when fighting and always ended up poisoned with no resist'

LadyAce says, 'but maybe that wasn't counted, maybe resist poison is only poison from the weapon'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Alashar says, 'not sure'

Sandra says, 'the resists aren't for spells'

Alashar says, 'I know what you mean though'

Ruby says, 'poison is fun but yeh it does need some tweeking'

LadyAce says, 'should be :P'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'yeah. I don't know how widely RESIST_POISON is checked in the code either for being set or checked against'

Alashar says, 'I worry about major poison after the changes'

LadyAce says, 'well no wonder it just ate my mana :)'

LadyAce says, 'was a looong time ago'

Alashar says, 'already fighting augmenters with katars who poison and flee and heal 80 rooms away is stupid...'

Alashar says, 'would hate to see it not even rentable and no changes'

Alashar says, 'to be an effective fighter you really can't carry THAT many vials :)'

Kaige says, 'and poisoned weapons need to be renewed.. not become perm poisoned weapons'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Alashar says, 'really?'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'yeah, huh!'

Alashar says, 'I don't poison my weapons anyway, afraid it'll waste stun rounds :P'

Ruby says, 'no light questions today.'


-Con Spell & Others Available?

Alashar says, 'any chance of the - con and the rest like it going in anytime soon? :)'

Alashar says, 'spells like weaken or idiocy'

Sandra says, 'eh?'

Kaige says, 'you mean as chantable spells?'

Alashar says, 'chantable, dippable, throwable, whatever :)'

Alashar says, 'recitable I suppose'

Sandra shakes her head.

Alashar pouts.

Sandra says, 'you mean the nimbleness and all those?'

Alashar says, 'don't care about the +'s'

Alashar says, 'just the -'s'

Kaige says, 'no plans to make it chantable.. you may find it out on some items though'

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Alashar says, 'no fair con is immune when str and dex isn't!'

Alashar says, 'what am I saying..I'm con'

Kaige says, 'a couple may show up in herbs stuff'

Alashar peers at himself myopically.

Kaige says, 'or maybe drugs'

Kaige winks suggestively at Sandra.

Prevail waves happily.

Sandra grins evilly.

Alashar says, 'not too keen on drugs, but yea okay :P'


Pk Tourney Date Yet?

Ruby says to Sandra, 'any word yet on pk turny?'

Sandra says, 'no =( Work sorta hosed me on my day off. So it may not be til july that I get time'

Alashar laughs.

Alashar says, 'keep pushin it back!'

Ruby chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'yea, well, I work every weekend =)'

Alashar says, 'I'll host it!'

Alashar laughs.

Alashar says, 'its only fair, that way I won't kill them all'

Alashar nods to himself.

Masha says, 'I work every weekend. They aren't that terrible.'

Ruby says, 'actualy it would be nice to see a player run pk turny on a diff port than the main mud'

Sandra says, 'nah I'm not complaining. When they pay y ou $40 an hour to work 3 days a week, why complain? ;) It's just that I can't do the tourney this month'



Myrella says, 'it an old TFable silver bracelet made of metal?'

Sandra says, 'oh gosh, dunno'

Myrella laughs.

Sandra says, 'Probably, but I'dhave to see one to know ;)'

Myrella says, 'well I wanna know berofre I try and engrave it'

Myrella says, 'well one of mine is'

Alashar says, 'try and if you fail you know :P'

Sandra says, 'I think they are. One of my alts has them engraved'

Alashar says, 'should be able to engrave your name on items, that'd be cool'

Myrella says, 'you can'

Myrella says, 'atleast I think that was an option'

Alashar says, 'last time I tried you could do like dragons and flame...haven't went in awhile :P'

Myrella looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce says, 'name has always been there'

Myrella gets a gold bracelet engraved with a sultry maiden from her cleavage.

LadyAce says, 'was part of the original thing'

Myrella laughs at a gold bracelet engraved with a sultry maiden.

Alashar peers at himself myopically.

LadyAce says, 'clan name and something else, I added recently'

Myrella nods solemnly.

Alashar says, 'nifty'

Alashar says, 'how about your hp'

Alashar says, 'ya know, to scare people'

LadyAce says, 'no.'

Alashar says, ':P'

LadyAce pats Alashar on the head.

Sandra giggles.

Myrella laughs.

Myrella says to LadyAce, 'engraving is kewl btw!'

Myrella hugs LadyAce.

LadyAce smiles at Myrella.

Sandra nods her agreement with Myrella.

Alashar says, 'need more options'

Alashar says, 'but its hard to think of them'

Alashar says, 'so I don't blame you'

Alashar says, 'need more metal items too'

Alashar says, 'should make an embroiderer!'

LadyAce says, 'well, they have to be reasonable for the time. No engraving of harley davidsons or somethin'

Ruby says, 'Ow vorpal squirrel bracelet'

Kaige says to Alasha, 'Explore more, there is one.'

Masha nods her agreement with Alashar.


Coupons for Alternating Colors?

Myrella says, 'if I want to add alternating colors to a string does it take two add-a-colors?'

Myrella says, 'or more?'

Myrella says, 'alternating between 2 colors that is'

Alashar says, 'depends on the imm :P'

LadyAce says, 'two adds and a normal can make an alternating string'

LadyAce says, 'it's in the helpfile.'

Myrella says, 'I just want color no need to change the item'

Myrella nods solemnly.

Myrella says, 'ok so I read it right then'

LadyAce says, 'oh. same thing tho'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Myrella.


Spirit Reqs for Spell Words

Sandra says, 'well I have some new stuff to make you all mad with'

LadyAce giggles.

Masha grumbles.

LadyAce says, 'It's Sandra time!'

Sandra giggles.

Masha says to Sandra, 'I hope it isn't another tweak to augmentors'

Sandra says, 'ok not all, just some'

Sandra shakes her head.

Lorenzo reconsiders, and comes back.

Sandra says, 'nope, we're done with them for now ;)'

Sandra says, 'it's the battle mages turn!'

Masha throws her head back and cackles gleefully!

Lorenzo says, 'yikes'

Masha says, 'I'm saved for now!'

Sandra says, 'welcome to the world of spirit reqs'

Alashar cheers wildly!

Sandra says, 'all those little spellwords with no spirit reqs, will soon have them'

Alashar says, 'doesn't make me mad...'

Alashar says, 'sad that yet more character options are now dust'

Lorenzo says, 'wait, am I a battle mage? I'm not actually sure when you get "battle" added on.'

Alashar says, 'we're slowly whittling them away :P'

Lilian kisses Ruby tenderly.

Masha says to Sandra, 'makes sense.'

Huginn whittles quicker.

Alashar nods his agreement with Huginn.

Sandra says, 'yea, it's something we've meant to do just haven't gotten around to'

Alashar says, 'the fewer there are, the easier to balance'

Huginn says to Alashar, 'added some too though'

Alashar says, 'any plans to add viable char types?'

LadyAce says to Lorenzo, 'you're a wimpy, you're no battle mage'

Lilian says, 'are we ever gonna have monk types?'

Lorenzo giggles at LadyAce.

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

Alashar says, 'that'd be an interesting one, but I say probably not'

Huginn says to Lilian, 'so you can seduce them?'

Masha says to Lilian, 'monks would rock'

Alashar nods his agreement with Masha.

Alashar says, 'gaidal would have a fit, he can't stand monks'

Lilian says to Huginn, 'no. I actually love playing monks'


New Mage Skill: Mana Conservation

Sandra says, 'next is a proposed new skill for full mages'

Alashar says, 'oh great, more skills for mages who have no pracs :P'

Sandra says, 'those that would qualify would probably have a prac free ;)'

Ruby says, 'dout it'

Alashar says, 'not necessarly'

Alashar says, 'I have mages with 100/100 without pracs :P'

Huginn says, 'inspire?'

Alashar says, 'asmodean never had inspire'

Alashar winks suggestively at Huginn.

Huginn says, 'wow'

Huginn says, 'weird'

Alashar says, 'he also has a level 48 blind'

Alashar says, 'so fear him'

Huginn nods his agreement with Alashar.

Lorenzo says, 'i want a skill for lame-o 2nd-circle mages only'

Sandra says, 'so do you wanna know what it is or complain more about no pracs? ;)'

Ruby says to Sandra, 'both!'

Alashar says, 'didn't think you were going to tell us, but go ahead'

Sandra giggles.

Alashar says, 'too used to imms always being secretive'

Alashar says, 'not used to this semi openness...'

LadyAce giggles.

Masha says to Alashar, 'It's all a conspiracy'

Sandra says, 'it's a mana conservation skill that'd, based on stat, reduce spell cost on a spell by spell basis'

Huginn says to Alashar, 'its a confidence scheme'

Alashar nods his agreement with Huginn.

Alashar winces.

Alashar says, 'we're almost getting close to pk balance, please god don't break it'

Alashar says, 'they already have 100% to hit specials....'

Sandra says, 'the reqs are high, trust me'

Sandra says, 'think Skar'

Huginn says to Alashar, 'it'd be high spirit so they'd have to give something up'

Kaige says, 'breaking it would be putting in affects for BURNED'

Kaige sighs.

Sandra nods her agreement with Huginn.

Alashar says, 'be'lal has 60 spirit :P'

Huginn says to Alashar, 'and no weapon?'

Alashar says, 'yea!'

Alashar says, 'cheers!'

Sandra says, 'see, then he could use it ;)'

Huginn says to Alashar, 'he good pkill material?'

Alashar says, 'hell no'

Ruby says, 'Be'lal is the Tform god'

Alashar says, 'I can't play a mage that can't heal in pk...not my bag'

Sandra says, 'oh'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'would be hard'

Alashar says, 'and creates don't heal in pk'


Barkskin Becoming Defensive Only

Sandra says, 'here's one for all those axe users out there'

Sandra says, 'barkskin!'

Ruby cheers wildly!

Sandra says, 'enjoy it while you can'

Alashar chuckles politely.

Alashar says, 'was bound to happen I suppose'

Ruby says, 'it's all the jawbones fault ya know'

Sandra nods her agreement with Alashar.

Alashar says, 'true enough'

Huginn nods his agreement with Ruby.

Sandra says, 'yea'

Alashar says, 'if you didn't make hitroll so damned important yet so hard to get...it wouldn't be so popular a weapon :)'

Alashar says, 'so blame yourselves!'

Ruby nods his agreement with Alashar.

Ruby says, 'I say keep barkskin and change hitroll :P'

Ruby says, 'but thats just me'

Sandra says, 'well I don't blame you guys :) But barkskin is going to change'

Huginn says, 'how about we change barkskin and look at hitroll?'

Huginn nods to himself.

Alashar says, 'only real sad part is barkskin has no other purpose'

Sandra nods her agreement with Huginn.

Alashar says, 'another worthless spell'

Huginn says, 'not exactly true'

Alashar says, 'throw it on the pile!'

Ruby says, 'so let me see.. this is going to make barkskin yet another worthless spell? We didn't have enough before? Not that i disagree with the change'

Kaige says, 'oh we're keeping it.. just making it a purely defensive spell like it was meant to be.. not offensive'

Alashar says, 'it resists blast or something equally stupid :P'

Alashar says, 'yay!'

Huginn says, 'some things blast'

Alashar says, 'sure'

Alashar says, 'aengus might'

Alashar throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Alashar says, 'blasts you apart anyway'

Alashar says, 'barkskin should make you heal mana faster because your one with nature'

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

Sandra giggles.

Ruby says, 'I wish we could make some of all these worthless spells worthwhile'

LadyAce giggles at Alashar.

Alashar says, 'btw'

Huginn says to Ruby, 'then mages would be overpowered!'

LadyAce says, 'could drain mv'

Kaige says, 'or I could be wrong.. I forget exactly where discussion on barkskin is right now'

Ruby says, 'rainbow bridge. I mean honestly!'

Sandra says, 'well, we're actually still discussing what it's going to be. This very minute even, but we do know that it's gonna be a defensive spell'

LadyAce says, 'drain mv to 0, add 100 hp'

LadyAce giggles.

Alashar says, 'that'd be funny'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Alashar says, 'or if it ate the first round thrown at you'

Alashar says, 'but you couldn't attack in it'

Alashar says, 'so you could meditate in the inn, get punched, wouldn't hurt, flee and run!'

Sandra says, 'I think that's all the upcoming stuff we have. Am I missing anything?'



Blindside Duration?

Alashar says, 'I was curious about blindside'

Alashar says, 'why does it only last 1 tick?'

Alashar says, 'I've literally dazed and had it wear off before I could hit'

Sandra says, 'really?'

Alashar says, 'yea'

Ruby says, 'yeh it should last past the tick for the full 30 min'

Alashar says, 'and it doesn't seem like daze does THAT much of a difference'

Sandra laughs at Ruby.

Alashar says, 'so I don't see why it only lasts 1 tick'

Alashar says, '2 seems good'

Sandra says, 'it makes them hit like wimps for a bit. We'll take a look at the lengthof it tho'

Alashar says, 'they don't hit like wimps'

Alashar says, 'they may hit slightly less'

Alashar says, 'but its not that much :)'

Alashar says, 'I still like it, don't get me wrong'

Sandra says, 'it'snot a constant every round thing'

Ruby says, 'I say just have things wear off not on the tick but on however min past the cast point it should. like 30 min for a one tick speical thingy or so'

Alashar says, 'I'm just saying, it doesn't make such a difference it should last for such a short time'

Alashar says, 'I've been damcapped while someone was dazed'

Alashar says, 'so :P'

Sandra says, 'when it said that they hit weaker?'

Ruby nods solemnly.

Alashar says, 'they hit weaker every round'

Kaige says to Ruby, 'you're assuming we don't cheat to display "minutes" in time'

Alashar says, 'at least it SAYS they do'

Ruby says to Kaige, 'i assume alot'

Alashar says, 'maybe its buggy, I don't know how you intended it to work'

Sandra says, 'I don't get it every round. But when I do get it, it's noticable'

Alashar says, 'I have logs...'

Sandra says, 'I believe you :)'

Sandra says, 'will take a look at it'

Ruby says, 'I don't think i have ever seen it miss a round'


Prize Machine Ideas?

Zane says, 'Who's responsible for the multicolored toe socks, and can I stab them?'

LadyAce says, 'I put 'em in, but was a player idea'

Kral chortles with amusement.

LadyAce says, 'nyah'

Sandra giggles.

Zane says, 'Got 'em twice in a row. Real waste of two tokens. I mean, the prize machine should really check for manliness or something.'

Zane says, 'There should be a manliness stat, right under ac.'

LadyAce chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'men can wear multicolored toe socks'

Zane says, 'Men with problems...'

Zane snickers softly.

Kaige says, 'Charity loves her RL pair.'


Why is WHO different in the OOC?

Zane says, 'How come when you're IC you see everyone on the who list, but when you're OOC you only see other OOC people?'

Huginn says to Zane, 'prevent pkill shopping?'

Dolor says to Zane, 'from back when people used to jump people by hiding OOC waiting for them :)'

Kaige says, 'so pkiller's can't hide here and wait for their prey to log in and jump 'em'

Dolor says, 'Ah, the good ol' days'

Zane says, 'Geez...'

Dolor says, 'I remember when only PKers had to go to inns to pop OOC, too.'

Dolor says, 'one too many healers taking the easy way out of a bad SL run later....'

Zane says, 'Everyone here's already heard my rant against the evils of pk, so I'll skip it this time.'

Kaige says, 'yup, but then people had to go and use ooc to get out of nasty ic situations and poof. now everyone does'

Zane chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'it'll be great to be back, eh? :P'

Sandra says, 'I remember when pkiller didn't even have to go to inns to use ooc'

Sandra says, 'it was great to hide and backstab ;)'

Dolor says, 'Well, I"m not *that* geriatric'

Sandra says, 'damn Kiera'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'I remember when then had clan passwords!'

Sandra giggles.

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Zane says, 'I've got 4 years. I never knew any of the original HOL folks.'

Dolor says, 'I'm only up to a cane, not a walker.'

Dolor says, 'I've gone through seven and change, if you count about two years of having tiny useless characters.'

Zane says, 'I'm pretty sure I remember fighting Morphine, but I could just have the name confused with someone else.'

Sandra giggles.

Zane says, 'I'm not senile, just stupid.'

Zane snickers softly.

LadyAce says, 'thanks for coming, everyone!'

LadyAce waves happily.

Sandra 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 "put scars box" "That is not a container. What?!?
You likely have some object in inventory that has the keyword box or one was dropped in the room.
o If you have 2 rabbits following you "sac rabbit" sacs both of them :P Shouldn't you have to sacrifice first then 2nd?
Why are you wasting rabbits? There's really no reason to have two following you. There was some acts added to try to prevent this, but it's very difficult for mobs triggering off the same message to figure out if it's for them, or the mob next to them that has the same acts. They all assume, if they see it, it's for them.
o When I have a horse with me on the sea, if he runs out of move he stays put. I know why, but does it make sense that he can just stay behind if he is in my boat with me?
Do you have a group boat? Otherwise, it's because he's technically following you in his own "boat", a matter of convenience that we're still trying to figure out what to do with because of the number of bug reports it generates.
o The cutoff for how long a pose or tell you can send at one time really should be a lot longer.
This is an arbitrary number set in the code for ALL text input. It's a trade off between wasting a lot of memory for all the really short commands to get a few to be a bit longer. 256 characters should be plenty.
o I have 55 or more dex and 30 or more con and I can't learn kick. Why not?
We don't give out information like that, but perhaps you're missing something else? More points in another stat?
o I don't know where to report this, but uh, "help dazed" doesn't give you information on the dazed mood.
Nope. HELP <mood> and HELP <social&gr; ONLY work as a shortcut to the VIEW command if there isn't a helpfile with that keyword already existing.
o Calm spell for 3c create, I would attack and have army attack and when the doppel would die even after we hit the mob after it died, as in mob had prio, spell would work, but when I was attacking solo, spell failed.
Re-checking the helpfiles for odd things like this is often helpful. In this case, the message "Note: it does not work on the caster." explains what's going on here, if I understand the description correctly.

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