Lecture Series Index

June 19th, 2003

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Bug With Auto-Rush?
Info on June PK Event?
Changes for Steal?
Dying in the OOC?
Paralyze, Stun and Status?
Is this Message Skill-based?
Include Char Names with Email
Availability of Resists?
Heavy Dex Weapons?
Scavenger Hunt Results?
Allskills and Ironwill?
What Affects Object Damage?
Why Iron Will with Surgery?
Hell Items Redistributed?
Changes for Tumble?
New Herbs?
Why is Mud Getting More Complex?
Changes for Topple?
Char Creation Date in Score?
Why's Kala so Useless?
Why do Mobs Say I Stink?
Spells and Going OOC?
Dropping Balms/Augmented Poultices?
Changes for Hunt?
Overlapped Bashes/Topples/Backstabs?
Viking Quest?

Additional Topics Answered

General Suggestions/Questions

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Bug With Auto-Rush?

Myrella says, 'I got kicked yesterday by a mob that wasnt in the room with me! how did it manage that?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'was it stretch armstrong? *duck*'

Masha says to Myrella, 'I was going to ask the same thing, since Dolor had it happen too'

Myrella says, 'no a klein guard'

Kaige says, 'not sure. was it a rushing issue.. or just that you'd fled and it did it?'

Tim says, 'It shot it's boot at you'

Spanish-Flea says, 'oh those crazy klein guards'

Myrella says, 'I threw a knife at it then it kicked me'

Myrella says, 'and it was still in the next room'

Kaige says, 'ok sounds like a it's an issue with rush rather than a mob specific problem'

Kaige says, 'I've seen a few of those reported lately, but haven't been able to see anythign wrong with the mobs themselves'

Spanish-Flea says, 'the explanation is simple'

Spanish-Flea says, 'since klein guards are killed so much, new klein guards must have been recruited from the cartucci carnival freak show, and hence they all have interesting abilities'

Myrthorn throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Spanish-Flea says, 'I heard they have a bearded lady klein guard'

Spanish-Flea ducks to the ground.

Myrella says, 'I bugged it anyways so'

Myrella shrugs helplessly.

Kaige nods her agreement with Myrella.

Kaige thanks Myrella heartily.

Kaige says, 'and mentioning that it was after you threw a knife at it is much more helpful to track that kind of thing down than just it kicked you from a nother room'

Kaige smiles at Myrella.


Info on June PK Event?

Ruby says, 'Any info yet on the June PK event?'

Kae says, 'no LadyAce present, no info posted I've read...'

Kaige says, 'what you see in Events is as much as I know.'


Changes for Steal?

Ruby says, 'Is steal going to be changed soon?'

Ruby ducks to the ground.

Tim sighs loudly.

Masha facepalms.

Myrella cackles gleefully at Ruby - whatever she's going to do to him, glad it's not you!

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Spanish-Flea has 6 herb bags on his druid for a reason

Huginn squints at a distant target.

Masha says to Ruby, 'I should so stab you'

Tim says, 'who else saw that question coming?'

Ruby grins evilly at Huginn.. wonder what he's thinking...

Kaige says, 'nothing's currently under discussion so, I wouldn't bet on "soon"'

Ruby says to Huginn, 'take your best shot'

Tim says, 'ooooh'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'you can shoot ruby, he asked again'

Masha says to Ruby, 'I think Sandra's going to do it for you'

Huginn says to Ruby, 'you don't want that'

Ruby says, 'Noo! It's Huginn's turn!'

Spanish-Flea rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Sandra says, 'ooh'

Masha giggles.

Sandra says, 'me me me! Then I'll shoot huginn'


Dying in the OOC?

Tim says, 'hmm, if you died in OOC could you get stuff from your corpse?'

Ruby nods his agreement with Tim.


Paralyze, Stun and Status?

Spanish-Flea says, 'when you're paralyzed by a backstab, would it be viewed in status as 'paralyzed' or 'stunned''

Spanish-Flea says, 'I just wanna know if resist stun stuff would lower the chance of a para backstab basically'

Sandra says, 'paralyzed'

Spanish-Flea nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'if you put position in your prompt, you'll see it there'

Spanish-Flea nods solemnly.


Is this Message Skill-based?

Spanish-Flea says, '"You muster all your strength and manage to blunt the attack from the Lion of Cithaeron, reducing the damage he does." is that associated with any skill?'

Kaige says, 'it's an area specific message.'

Spanish-Flea nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'answers my question'

Kaige smiles happily.


Include Char Names with Email

Kaige says to Kae, 'I saw you raise your hand.. question or something else?'

Kae says, 'more like a request'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kae says, 'the other day, someone sent me an email asking if they could do a string with my name in it'

Kae says, 'I okayed it, but please, next time, someone better include his character's name in the mail too ;)'

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says, 'definitely.'

Myrella chuckles politely.

Spanish-Flea shrugs helplessly.

Kaige chuckles politely.

Spanish-Flea says, 'my bad'

Kae giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, ''

Kae says, 'it was a funny string tho!'


Availability of Resists?

Spanish-Flea says, 'about resisting'

Spanish-Flea says, 'for every damage type in the game, is there some kind of item to resist that damage type?'

Kae coughs loudly.

Kae says, 'err, in theory, we're working on it or something like that'

Kaige says, 'explore and tell me!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'no'

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'no there isn't'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I should complain about it'

You do a slow fade as Spanish-Flea whines at Kaige, hoping he won't get to you too.

Kae says, 'no, you should suggest logical places to put the missing ones ;)'

Spanish-Flea says, 'ok give me a list of damage types in the game'

Kae laughs.


Heavy Dex Weapons?

Masha says to Kaige, 'Is there any possible way that we could get something like a heavy two-handed dex weapon, say a lance or something, with the piercing damage flag?'

Kae says, 'yes?'

Masha says to Kaige, 'I can think of the area you can find it in too --- Crusades in the Christian Camp'

Kaige says, 'piercing yes, backstabble? probably not'

Sandra says, 'it's a possibility. Idea it'

Masha shakes her head.

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Masha says to Kaige, 'Lances would be too big to backstab with anyways, heh'

Kae says, 'devil's tridents, however...'

Kae nods to herself.

Sandra giggles.

Masha says to Kae, 'Hard to use when your character has a +1000 alignment, hehe'

Kae says to Masha, 'well, yes, that'd be a definitely issue'

Sandra says, 'if you think it'd fit in a certain area, add that to your idea as well so that the builder can take a gander'

Masha nods her agreement with Sandra.

Masha says to Sandra, 'working on it right now'

Sandra smiles happily.

Masha says to Kaige, 'I might come up with more, just watch, hehe'

Masha says to Kaige, 'one word: polearms'

Spanish-Flea says, 'that dex weapon idea was cool'

Spanish-Flea says, 'we need a good SSS/skull staff dex weapon'


Scavenger Hunt Results?

Spanish-Flea says, 'when will we know who's won the scav hunt?'

Sandra says, 'good question ;)'

Kaige says, 'I'm not sure.'

Kaige says, 'sorry'

Kaige smiles at Masha.

Kaige says to Spanish-Flea, 'I don't know what all had to go into determining the winner so... I don't know if it's done or not yet'


Allskills and Ironwill?

Tim says, 'In the foreseeable future will the allskills be updated to correct for the new requirements for the ironwill type skills?'

Ruby licks his lips and smiles.

Kaige says, 'you mean other than not knowing chant/augment?'

Kaige says, 'like the min physical stats?'

Tim says, 'yeah'

Sandra says, 'well, the min stats required are different than the min stats to have the skills fire off'

Tim says, 'so... I could temporarily boost the attribute then let it lower?'

Sandra says, 'it's difficult to put that in because it has to check for 1 of 3'

Kaige says, 'I want it to be. and I asked Rufus about rolling that all in together straight into the qualifies check instead of only in the allskills command so it'd be nice and universal and blanket covereage with it'

Kaige says, 'but he thinks it's much too expensive to do that way.. but I think it can be done'

Tim says, 'Lemme get this straight, I could boost the physical stat to learn it then lower the physical stat and it would still fire off?'

Sandra says, 'no'

Tim says, '?'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'yeah, but that's a pretty easy check.. easier in code than in acts and I did it there'

Kae says, 'well, you could until the next tick when your stats dropped again'

Sandra says, 'the stats required to have it fire off are higher than the min required to learn it'

Tim says, 'oohh'

Tim says, 'but the mob checks to see if you have the min to fire it off?'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Tim says, 'ok'

Tim says, '...'

Kaige says, 'basically the stats are required in acts to learn and in code to use, but not in code to show up in allskills or anywhere else the code asks if you qualify for it'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Tim says, 'so why not just up the minimum physical stats to match the minimum for it firing off/learning it from the mob'

Kaige says, 'besides inside the skill function itself.'

Kaige says, 'because you can have any one of three and aren't required to have all three that high'

Tim says, 'ah'

Tim says, 'm'kay, I think I understand'

Sandra giggles.

Kaige smiles at Tim.

Kaige says, 'that cover it then?'

Tim nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'we want it to, but need to work on it some more'

Kaige smiles happily.


What Affects Object Damage?

Myrella says, 'what is the biggest factor that determines when an item get damaged?'

Sandra says, 'the way the clouds look against a full moon'

Myrella says, 'about 3 of my items seem to have big bullseyes on them'

Myrella says, 'they are always getting damaged while the rest almost never does'

Sandra says, 'I think it's random? I have no clue'

Kaige says to Myrella, 'certain slots are more likely to get hit than others.'

Kae says, 'I believe that the larger items have a greater chance of being hit'

Myrella points at her golden tanned body.

Kae says, 'like, about body is more likely to get hit than an earring'

Myrella says, 'always gets hit'

Sandra says, 'my shield is always what gets hit on me'

Sandra says, 'poor thing'

Spanish-Flea says, 'uhh, which one is your shield'

Kae says to Sandra, 'remember when I scrapped 2 earrings on you with one immolate?'

Sandra giggles.

Kae bats her eyelashes at Sandra.

Sandra says, 'not on this me'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kae.

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says, 'yeah.. think about the slot about body and shield are right out there to get hit... rings, earrings, and such take a bit more effort to target'

Myrella says, 'how much does material type factor in?'

Kae says, 'somewhat, and items can also be brittle which means they scrap at one hit pretty much'

Kae's fairly sure leather damages easier than metal, but don't shoot her if she's wrong.

Kaige says, 'material types do have different damage types they're more or less likely to be damaged by too.. and we did try to be logical about it.'

Myrella nods solemnly.

Myrella says, 'yeah cloth!'

Myrella ponders her golden tanned body's existence.

Missy starts washing her face fastidiously with her paw.

Kae says, 'cloth and slash, ow'

Kurgan has never had to repair his ring!

Kurgan picks up a brine crusted ring and shakes it vigorously.


Why Iron Will with Surgery?

Galahad says, 'Why is it that iron will can be learned awith operate'

Kurgan scowls darkly in Galahad's direction.

Galahad says to Kurgan, 'sorry'

Kaige says, 'I'll let the resident Iron Will coder answer that one.'

Kurgan says, 'ironwill rocks'

Kurgan nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'why wouldn't it be is what I'm curious about?'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Galahad says, 'ok PK'

Huginn says, 'operate and iron will isn't as unbalancing as augment and iron will'

Galahad says, 'think about it on a two on two situation'

Masha wrinkles her nose at Huginn.

Galahad says, 'like 30 hp heals and really really hard hitting'

Huginn says, 'or chant and iron will'

Spanish-Flea ate a battle surgeon for breakfast yesterday with his battle druid

Galahad says, 'you should see kurgan he hits amazingly'

Sandra says, 'so kill the surgeon ;)'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Spanish-Flea says, 'oh ok'

Kurgan says, 'I have 450 hps!'

Kurgan says, 'you can kill me easy!'

Kurgan says, 'pffy!'

Galahad says, 'but you can't have great healing and great hitting'

Masha says to Sandra, 'what am I going to do? Poultice them with a poisonous herb?'

Sandra says, 'you can't have great SELF healing'

Sandra says, 'or spells'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'which is why we did it the way we did'

Galahad says, 'why must you suck at making classes even'

Kurgan says to Spanish-Flea, 'I dont fight animals.'

Kae says, 'I was just going to say, my battle druid is quite apt at healing his partners...'

Tim says, 'what about when dress wounds comes in?'

Kurgan peers at Galahad, looking him up and down.

Tim says, 'won't that kind of change things?'

Sandra says, 'dress wound isn't going to be like augment'

Huginn says, 'we don't suck at making the classes even'

Galahad says, 'i mean on a run, you can have a surgeon be a hitter as well'

Spanish-Flea says, '*waits for comback*'

Tim says, 'it'll be like a poultice right?'

Kurgan nods his agreement with Tim.

Sandra nods solemnly.

Masha says, 'I'd have assumed that since augmentors couldn't have ironwill, then surgeons couldn't either. Guess I was wrong'

Kae says, 'a surgeon will either be a decent surgeon who hits or an excellent surgeon who doesn't'

Kurgan says to Galahad, 'I had a surgeon hitter before the changes'

Kaige says, 'but it can't be augmented tho'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kae.

Kae says, 'an augmenter can be both'

Kaige says, 'not last I heard anyway'

Galahad says, 'no, iron will is different'

Tim nods solemnly.

Galahad says, 'you don't need great stats to hit hard'

Kurgan says to Galahad, 'have you ever seen Ryp ?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'not 80 spirit augmentor'

Kurgan says to Galahad, 'he was an amazing surgeon hitter'

Galahad says to Kurgan, 'didn't know him'

Spanish-Flea doesn't wanna waste 40+ mana for #$$#)_#$ 50-55 hp

Kurgan says, 'well he was before ironwill'

Kae says, 'my 60 spi augmenter kicks butt, particularly if grouped with someone who tanks and receives his healing.'

Sandra says, 'he was good when there was old eq. Big difference'

Spanish-Flea rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Kurgan nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sandra says, 'Alistaire was good too ;)'

Galahad says, 'By the way, I love kurgan but I think that that generally its uneven'

Spanish-Flea says, '60 spirit augmentors will get eaten for breakfest'

Masha nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'by anybody, anywhere'

Kae says to Spanish-Flea, 'don't tell mine that, he hits like a bulldozer'

Galahad says, 'what's your answer?'

Galahad says, 'are you going to look into it'

Sandra says, 'I think we answered it already?'

Masha says, 'That's why I'm going about 80 spirit. I remember dealing with 60 spirit and running through mana like there was no tomorrow'

Galahad says, 'you said its not uneven'

Sandra says, 'right'

Galahad says, 'I want an explanation'

Spanish-Flea says to Kae, 'why would I care about that, you waste 45 mana for 55 hp, I waste 40 mana for 90+'

Kurgan cheers for Sandra - huzzah!

Kae says to Masha, 'I do fine with 60 spi actually'

Sandra says, 'And we did that as well'

Kurgan says to Spanish-Flea, 'and 20 statpts'

Kae says to Spanish-Flea, 'yeah, but I also hit like a rabid cougar on speed'

Galahad says to Sandra, 'you've lost touch with pk'

Masha says to Kae, 'But I'm not pking with this version of Masha anyways, heh. Mobkilling is what I'm going to do now'

Sandra says, 'surgeons heal others. They have no spells'

Sandra says, 'um'

Galahad says to Sandra, 'you used to be cool'

Sandra says, 'I pk daily'

Kurgan says to Galahad, 'heh she pks'

Spanish-Flea says to Kae, 'again, unless you're a dex druid who hits like an animal, I could care less'

Sandra ruffles Galahad's hair playfully.

Kae says to Spanish-Flea, 'str/dex with 4050 con on the side'

Sandra says, 'I think that thou shalt shush when thou knowest nothing'

Galahad says, 'think not 1 on 1 but 3 on 3'

Kae says, 'err. 50 -- not 4050 :p'

Kurgan says, 'how many 3v3s are there? I dont even pk!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'uhhh right'

Kurgan chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'Kill'

Sandra says, 'the'

Sandra says, 'surgeon'

Kurgan nods his agreement with Sandra.

Galahad says to Sandra, 'rescue? cure crit or some other heal'

Sandra says, 'it's the same thing one would do if y ou were fighting against people with a druid healer'

Sandra says, 'kill the druid'

Kurgan laughs at Galahad.

Sandra says, 'it's a tactic'

Sandra says, 'try 'em, they're fun ;)'

Galahad says to Sandra, 'I have alts with no more than 420 hp and they manage fine 1 on 1'

Masha offers her desk to anyone who wants to beat their head on it.

Sandra thanks Masha heartily.

Kae has one of her own, thank you.

Kurgan pokes Masha in the ribs.

Galahad says to Sandra, 'Check-madte.'

Kurgan offers the already beaten horse to anyone who wants to beat it some more.

Sandra says, 'checkwho?'

Sandra says, 'you're talking in circles'

Galahad says, 'checkmate'

Galahad says, 'Like in chess'

Sandra says, 'if I was fighting in a 2 on 2, and one of the 1 on the other side was a healer'

Sandra says, 'damn skippy I'd kill that healer'

Kurgan says to Galahad, 'im quickly losing respect for you please stop'

Kurgan chuckles politely.

Masha says to Galahad, 'Can you stop beating the dead horse now?'

Sandra says, 'it's not my fault that you lost(apparently?) to somebody and their surgeon'

Tim says, 'children please'

Kaige says, 'ok.. I think we covered that as much as we're going to be able to tonight...'


Hell Items Redistributed?

Myrella says, 'When the hell items got redistributed did the broken skull cap and horns of a demon get put out there?'

Kae says, 'yes'

Kae giggles.

Sandra says, 'yea'

Kae can't say where tho.

Myrella says, 'but those that know arent telling hehe thanks'


Changes for Tumble?

Spanish-Flea says, 'you said augment was too overpowered to deserve what it got at 60 spirit'

Spanish-Flea says, 'so why is tumble still so good for 60 dex'

Spanish-Flea says, 'i'll ask the rest later'

Kae says, 'well, you hardly tumble WELL at 60 dex...'

Sandra says, 'personally, I wouldn't care if we raised the min for tumble to 80 ;)'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and you hardly are called a DRUID at 60 spirit, even in old system'

Kurgan grumbles to Sandra.

Sandra says, 'think I'll idea that'

Myrella says, 'a small chance to tumble is better than none at all'

Kae says, 'well, my augmenter would certainly hate to be called a druid, but yeah'

Galahad says to Sandra, 'you wouldn't care if they changed anything'

Kurgan chuckles politely at Sandra's feeble witticism.

Kurgan wouldnt be able to tumble if you changed it!

Kurgan chuckles politely.

Sandra says to Galahad, 'I put up my arugments when I need to. My characters get hit with the same changes as everyone else. And I've gota hella more of them =P'

Kaige says, 'I'd have to dig in the code to see where the breakdowns for it were.. but if you want someone to take a look at it... bug/idea channel's the place to note it'

Spanish-Flea says, 'well I mean a CHANCE to be unaffected by headbutts, bashses AND stuns is effectively the same as making any augmentor with 60 dex god'

Kae says to Sandra, 'yeah, you and I certainly fought over augment I recall'

Spanish-Flea attempts to prod Kae but Kae isn't about to go anywhere.

Sandra nods her agreement with Kae.

Galahad says, 'was it to the death?'

Sandra says, 'I'd win'

Kae says, 'death by email'

Spanish-Flea says, 'especially at such a low stat, that was the problem with augment'

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'why not make a prereq to tumble'

Kurgan says, 'easy on the practices :P'

Kaige says, 'like?'

Sandra coughs, you think you heard the word 'skilltrees' but aren't sure.

Kaige giggles at Sandra.

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'that should be a social!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'not a skilltree, heck you just string it with stuff already got'

Sandra says, 'dodge would be the logical prereq, skill-wise. But it's got a lower req'

Spanish-Flea says, 'so raise the req'

Sandra says, 'I idea'd that!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like you were saying, you're not dodging anything at its prereq'

Galahad says, 'dodge is the crappiest skill for fighting'


New Herbs?

Masha says to Kaige, 'Is there any possibility that there are going to be new herbs put out there for druids? Or possibly even other things, like the old ancient medicine, or things like bats wings, bone marrow, stuff of that accord?'

Kae says, 'yep'

Kae says, 'new herbs are in the works long term'

Kae bites Kaige on the leg about it once a year.

Galahad says, 'haha'

Kaige says, 'yes.. I just need more settled and more in a big chunk time'

Galahad says, 'good luck'

Sandra says, 'Huginn and I are working on medicines, but more in an industrial type era'

Kaige says, 'maybe in Sept when both kids are in school or in Jan..'

Kae says, 'when I've finished hell and learned to code'

Kae nods to herself.

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'hmm'

Masha says, 'Just got done reading a fantasy book on druids, and how they were using things like the arcane items for spells, so I thought I'd ask'

Kae says, 'heck yes, we need a bazillion herbs'

Kaige says to Masha, 'well it's not just new herbs themselves that I've been working on.. but also some new skills and such'

Masha nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says to Masha, 'but unfortunately no ETA on that'

Kaige says, 'eta, eti? something like that'

Sandra giggles.

Kae says, 'ETA :)'

Kurgan says, 'estimated time of implementation'

Kaige says, 'estimated time of install'

Masha says to Kaige, 'that'd be cool. Even a skill or something that allows a 80 spirit druid to have, say, an animal familiar'

Kurgan grumbles to Kaige.

Kaige nods her agreement with Kurgan.

Kurgan chuckles politely.

Kae says, 'ETI'

Masha has played Diablo II one too many times

Myrella giggles at Masha.

Kae says to Masha, 'ooh, now we're into pets, that's another code chunk entirely'

Kae cringes in terror.

Masha comforts Kae.

Kaige says to Masha, 'literally new skills with herbs themselves, NOT unrelated druid skills is what's in my package'

Sandra says, 'temporary familiars would be kinda easy'

Spanish-Flea says, 'we should have a new mage skill tree: fw/orb sorcs'

Spanish-Flea ducks to the ground.

Masha nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says to Kae, 'don't get started on the great pets/hirelings debate'

Kaige giggles.

Sandra giggles.

Tim groans loudly.

Masha says to Sandra, 'I thought it would be kinda simple. Somewhat like doppies'

Masha nods her agreement with Kaige.

Sandra nods her agreement with Masha.

Masha wants a hamster familiar!

Kaige says, 'well if we didn't want them to be controllable over rents... it'd be MUCH easier'

Tim says, 'Why don't you just make a 3c create and make homunculi and dress them up if you want pets?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Masha says, 'And I'll name it boo too.'

Sandra giggles.


Why is Mud Getting More Complex?

Galahad says, 'Why is it that the mud is constantly getting more complex'

Galahad says, 'Like will there ever be a point when you guys stop adding new skills and changing the gameplay?'

Kaige says, 'after 10 years it'd be pretty damn boring if it wasn't.'

Kurgan says, 'boring!'

Galahad says, 'I don't mean less new areas'

Kurgan nods his agreement with Kae.

Kaige says, 'so likely no.'

Sandra says, 'I hope not any time soon'

Galahad says, 'Areas are fine... but like new skills are ruining good characters'

Galahad says, 'New restrictions'

Kurgan says to Galahad, 'now you dont want balance?'

Kurgan chuckles politely.

Galahad says, 'Like I can't make a good character once and keep him because he would suck in like a year'

Masha says to Galahad, 'Adaptability is what makes a species survive'

Galahad says, 'Do you need new skills?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Masha.

Kurgan nods his agreement with Galahad.

Spanish-Flea says, 'true, but at the same time old characters are now disgusting, like 450/750 str causes with 31/31 hitting stats from old eq'

Kurgan says, 'i'd be very bored if we didnt have new things'

Kae loves new stuff to play with.

Sandra says, 'obviously we felt that we did =P'

Galahad says, 'you can balance without new skills'

Sandra says, 'we tried'

Sandra says, 'for years'

Kurgan nods his agreement with Kae.

Myrella says, 'if the game didnt change it would get boring after a while'

Galahad says, 'Adding new skills will become so complex'

Masha nods her agreement with Myrella.

Sandra says, 'um'

Sandra says, 'you should see the list in skilltrees'

Galahad says, 'Your allskills list will take up like 3 screens long'

Kurgan says, 'its not that complex'

Sandra says, 'skills double'

Masha says to Galahad, 'If you didn't like complexity, then .. umm... why play here?'

Kurgan says to Sandra, 'can I see it!!!!'

Kae says, 'mnah, it actually means that skill trees do edge closer in a way because many issues will be handled already'

Sandra says, 'I think it's somewhere on the website? I forget'

Galahad says to Masha, 'it used to be simple'

Kurgan jumps up and down.

Masha snorts derisively.

Kae says, 'I dunno, the MUD I played here in 1996 sucked compared to the one we have now'

Spanish-Flea says, 'but at least now it's better than 6 months ago when creates were just gods'

Masha smirks at Galahad.

Kurgan misses his 50 homuncs killing metacomat!

Masha laughs at Kurgan.

Kurgan taunts Sandra mercilessly.

Sandra giggles.

Kae says, 'having a 3000 hour 3c con create char I can tell you that all changes to them were discussed with me extensively before they were implementd'

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

Kae fought like a she-wolf for her create mage.

Masha says to Kae, 'We, the players, could hear the echoes in Mortland'

Spanish-Flea says, 'what I'm worried about is that with these new complex classes you're making str/dex battle surgeons the new gods of PK'

Sandra says, 'I dunno, I lke dex con personally'


Changes for Topple?

Galahad says, 'What's up with topple critical doing 60hp damage'

Masha says to Galahad, 'You hit your head on something hard, I would think'

Galahad says, 'I meant you already got skills like backstab, but now spamming topple can just win any fight for you'

Kurgan says, 'They're working on a critical failure to topple.'

Kurgan whistles innocently to himself.

Kaige says, 'I think topple's still very much an in progress skill as far as balancing and tweaking goes'

Sandra says, 'to answer the topple question, I'm gonna go with 'we're working on it''

Galahad says, 'ok cause there's no way to fail it without just standing for 2 more rounds'

Spanish-Flea never made a create because he new they'd be shot in the butt one day--HARD!

Sandra says, 'yea, we had discussed the failure thing then got side tracked.'

Sandra says, 'look for that to go in soonish'

Kae says, 'there is nothing such as a god of pkill because if one does appear, we deal with it as it happens'

Galahad says to Sandra, 'obviously you like dex con, they have all the power now, con snipers just rule the land now'

Sandra says, 'I've pkilled with a few different types of limans/londoners'

Sandra laughs.

Kae says, 'nooo, str/dex rules'

Kae nods to herself.

Masha peers at Galahad, looking him up and down.

Spanish-Flea says, 'yep, like you dealt with 3c con'

Sandra says, 'I'm the one that put the hurtin on snipers'

Masha says to Galahad, 'Uh, no they don't. You just apparently haven't figured out their weaknesses'

Aurore grins evilly at Sandra.. wonder what she's thinking...

Aurore pets Galahad lovingly.

Masha says to Galahad, 'All ~decent~ PKers figure out strategies in-game to deal with certain character types.'

Galahad says to Masha, 'its not that I can't figure out'

Galahad says to Masha, 'its just stupid to always fight uphill'

Aurore says to Masha, 'it helps when really good pkers give tips to inexperienced ones though'

Kae says, 'well, every "class" has a weakness too'

Galahad says, 'Go read the Big Book of War'

Masha nods her agreement with Kae.

Myrella waves happily.

Kae says, 'like, my con create will always suck against a fleeing dex person no matter what I do'

Masha laughs at Galahad.

Spanish-Flea says, 'yeah, just like those old con creates had that achilles heel'

Masha says to Galahad, 'By Sun Tzu or Machiavelli?'

Galahad says, 'Or the Art of War'

Galahad chuckles politely.

Kae says, 'old con creates? that's me, he's from 1996 :p'

Sandra says, 'hehe'

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

Spanish-Flea says, 'failing an incite three or four times straight, yep, what an achilles heel to have'

Galahad says, 'Machiavelly wrote about controlling people'

Spanish-Flea nods his agreement with Galahad.

Kae says, 'well, incite kind of went poof'

Spanish-Flea says, 'after HOW many yrars?'

Sandra says, 'and that was fun to do too!'

Masha says to Kae, 'Or augmentors having that nasty skill-lag'

Kae says, 'now I have eto glue people down with closed doors and walls, dex hurts'

Sandra says, 'but remember, I favour con. Even tho I helped hose the con creates'

Galahad says to Kae, 'ever try the coin trick?'

North cheers for Sandra - huzzah!

Kae says to Galahad, 'yup'

Myrthorn no longer looks quite as distracted.

Kae says, 'all I'm saying is, if you have a powerful character, there will always be another powerful character that's your personal nemesis'

Masha nods her agreement with Kae.

Masha says to Kae, 'Or one who has amassed enough PK experiences to know what to deal with when it comes around, powerful character or not'

Kae says, 'yup'


Char Creation Date in Score?

Myrella says, 'umm is there anyway, just cause I'm strange that the date we made a char can be put in the score display? :p'

Kaige says, 'I've wanted that... but umm.. we've never tracked that...'

Myrella snaps her fingers. ATTITUDE!

Kaige says to Myrella, 'so all the old chars would have the same date when we switched to doing that and only new chars made after that point would be accurate'


Why's Kala so Useless?

Spanish-Flea says, 'ok, spellwords'

Spanish-Flea says, 'kala's pretty useless'

Tim nods solemnly.

Kae says, 'not!'

Sandra gasps at Spanish-Flea.

Myrthorn says, 'uh uh'

Aurore looks about accusingly.


Sandra stares off into space.

Spanish-Flea says, 'wow'

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

Kaige says, 'I was gonna say.. I bet if we ripped it you'd hear a lot of flames from chalice addicts'

Briarwen nods her agreement with Sandra.

Kae says, 'dream sending rocks, so does preserve, timesight and idiocy :p'

Tim says, 'etheric archer?'

Aurore grins evilly at Kaige.. wonder what she's thinking...

Spanish-Flea says, 'preserve, timesight, and idiocy'

Tim says, 'etheric archer isn't exactly useless against big mobs'

Myrthorn says, 'I needs it fo preserve'

Sandra says, 'pfft on the archer. It's dream sending all the way baby!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yep that about covers it'

Spanish-Flea says, '3 spells'

Kae says, 'dream sending is hilarious'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'that was my favorite to code.'

Briarwen uses dream sending all the time.

Briarwen grins evilly.

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, '3 spells out of the 100+ i have as a 3c mage use kala'

Tim says, 'you wanna know a useless word? mrti for non-dex creates'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and it's a 2c word'

Kae says, 'although there's someone I need to thwap seriously for his sending dreams of the immortals ganging up on people :p'

Sandra says, 'creates use it more'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like two spells more'

Spanish-Flea says, '5 total out of 100, still'

Spanish-Flea says, 'or maybe 4, they dont get idiocy'

Kae says, 'I believe I use kala more than I use rudh on my create mage, that's for sure'

Sandra says, 'I dunno, my spellbook is way spammy for me to count'

Kurgan says, 'mine is pretty short'

Spanish-Flea says, '3 columns times about 30 per column I think'

Kurgan ducks to the ground.

Tim says, 'hmm'

Sandra says, 'I have both cause and create and some ones you don't'

Tim says, 'creates have 7 kala spells'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I think it's 90 spells total'

Tim says, 'but that includes things like decay and magical hourglass'

Myrthorn nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'noo not decay!'

Kurgan says, 'magical hourglass is useful!'

Kae says, 'magical hourglass has its uses'

Kurgan nods his agreement with Kae.

Kurgan says, 'decay not so much'

Spanish-Flea says, 'basically it's not good for anything but toying, whereas every other 2c word has a lot of meaning'

Tim sighs loudly.

Kae says, 'admitted, that one is rarely in use'

Tim says, 'look at Mrti for non-dex creates if you wanna see a useless words. You can make the three death vials and calm spell'

Spanish-Flea says, 'true but its 3c'

Spanish-Flea says, 'one practive'

Spanish-Flea says, 'practice'

Kae says, 'well, no one says you HAVE to learn kala just because you can...'

Tim says, 'still, it's virtually useless'

Kae says, 'if you find it's useless, by all means, save the pracs'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and nobody said anything about learning vid, your point?'

Tim says, 'you'd think death would do something cool'

Kae says, 'vid is required for a good deal more than kala is?'

Kurgan says, 'instant death, Tim :LP'

Myrthorn says, 'not useless to me'

Sandra says, 'well, I think we're strolling off on your point? ;) Kala is useless(to you). And I'm guessing you want it dropped to 1 prac?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I tried IDing an Imm once'

Myrthorn waves Kala i the air for all to see

Spanish-Flea says, 'it failed :('

Tim says, 'wheee instant death for create, that means that unless i'm a dex create all I can do is kill myself'

Spanish-Flea says, 'sure sounds like an idea'

Sandra says, 'no! Hah!'

Myrthorn giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'and whats not fun about that'

Spanish-Flea says, 'q vial'

Spanish-Flea says, 'great way to perma'

Tim chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'it doesn't work. I quaff 'em all the time'

Sandra sniffs sadly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'promotes suicide and everything'

Tim says, 'it is an entertaining way of getting rid of doppelgangers'

Sandra says, 'I even quaffed a grenade'

Sandra says, 'so disappointing'

Myrthorn gasps in astonishment.

Galahad says to Sandra, 'can you get your hands on grenades in-game?'

Sandra has created a grenade!

Sandra quaffs a grenade.

Spanish-Flea patiently twiddles his thumbs.

Sandra says, 'tastes like chicken'

Galahad says, 'create an instand death vial'

Kaige says to Galahad, 'explore more!'

Kae says to Sandra, 'I hate to break this to you and shatter your illusions, but you don't operate on exactly the same level either, dear'

Tim says, '5'

Tim says, '4'

Myrthorn says, 'BOOM!'

Myrthorn gently sighs with relief -- PHEW!

Sandra says, 'I quaffed one as a mort too!'

Kae says, 'I hope that hurt!'

Sandra says, 'nope'

Sandra sniffs sadly.

Kae says, 'it should have!'

Galahad says, 'if you quaff one fo those you DO die'

Spanish-Flea shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'hehe. I love the spell they have on 'em'

Kaige snickers softly.

Galahad says, 'My doppels can prove you wrong'

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says to Kae, 'yes.. and NEED MORE WORK ON EXPLOSIVES HERE'

Kaige nods her agreement with Spanish-Flea.

Sandra giggles.

Kae bats her eyelashes at Kaige.

Sandra says, 'BOOM!'

Kae actually did not say it for once.

Tim says, 'whee, I've been on a mud with explosives, they were kinda cool'


Why do Mobs Say I Stink?

Spanish-Flea says, 'do I smell?'

Sandra discreetly sniffs the air around Spanish-Flea.

Spanish-Flea says, 'because most of the mud seems to think I do'

Sandra says, 'now that you mention it...'

Spanish-Flea says, 'how can I stop that?'

Myrthorn says, 'bathe'

Kaige says, 'how do you stop it in real life?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like douse self water?'

Sandra says, 'I roll around in dirt.'

Myrthorn says, 'no, in the mud'

Spanish-Flea says to Kaige, 'i can't buy liquid deodorant in game'

Myrthorn rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Sandra says to Myrthorn, 'I live in austin. There is no mud'

Kaige says, 'no.. but there's other things you can do in various areas around the game'

Kaige says, 'and liquid deodorant is a bit too modern for most of our areas'

Galahad says, 'there is a spa'

Galahad says, 'in the mud'

Galahad says, 'and a hair salon'

Kae says to Kaige, 'it'd be availaible in the 1930s and up areas but... not in any form we modern people would recognize'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I could always bathe myself in a pail of blood or something'

Galahad says, 'I got the exact directions somewhere here'

Spanish-Flea ducks to the ground.

Sandra says, 'that'd get you flies'

Kaige says, 'I can think of at least three obvious places off the top of my head... and 1 not so obvious one'

Spanish-Flea shrugs helplessly.

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says, 'no wait.. 4 and 1... and that's at least one in each era.'


Spells and Going OOC?

Spanish-Flea says, 'I can't go ooc while doing a whole bunch of crud'

Spanish-Flea says, 'but I can still go out prepped-why?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'if i'm waiting to jump somebody that'd be numero uno on any last'

Myrthorn says, 'crud? ...maybe that's why you smell'

Spanish-Flea says, 'go ooc fully prepped and keep trying to poke them on chat'

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

Sandra says, 'we allowed some on because they weren't quite as bad as others. Tho I'm up for removing bless, and armor and the like if we wanna get picky =P'

Spanish-Flea had kickass armor

Spanish-Flea has it last for 30 rl minutes

Tim says, 'isn't that a bit of a problem though?'

Tim says, 'you can just go around casting spells on people and keeping them from going ooc'

Galahad says, 'maybe you just should bring old clan halls back as a solution to the ooc thing'

Sandra says, 'lemme think about that no'

Kaige says, 'they didn't fix it then.'

Tim says, 'which is kinda annoying around q&a time'

Spanish-Flea says, 'true'

Sandra says, 'well, you can do that now'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I lose all my charmies if I have to rent off preps'

Sandra says, 'just go fly somebody'

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'same with all mages'

Tim says, 'it's annoying for all non 3c creates to have sustained breath cast on them if they use meditate'

Galahad says, 'give everyoe herne's horns, old ones and i bet q and a would be much less populated'

Spanish-Flea says, 'fly detect hidden sustained breath detect invis'

Sandra says, 'or you can drink that special drink that makes all your worries go away'

Spanish-Flea says, 'moonshine?'

Sandra says, 'that's the one!'

Galahad says, 'suicide potions?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yeah can we have a real drunkenness system on this mud?'

Sandra says, 'no that's for another time'

Spanish-Flea says, 'alcohol poisoned swords?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'you can get alcohol poisoning that way!'

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'like elbow'

Tim says, 'heh dip arrows in fire water'

Tim says, 'that'd work'

Spanish-Flea says, 'tims got the idea'

Galahad says, 'can we have poisoned arrows?'

Sandra says, 'um'

Tim says, 'we do have poisoned arrows'

Galahad says, 'that would make sense'

Tim says, 'if you're a liman'

Spanish-Flea says, 'arrow goes straight into blood stream, immediate Blood alcohol level rise'

Kae says, 'or have a friend who's a Liman'

Sandra says, 'or the mob that does it'

Galahad says, 'Or get a liman to help you get arrows for PK purposes'


Dropping Balms/Augmented Poultices?

Spanish-Flea cant drop balm or augments

Spanish-Flea mutters under his breath.

Spanish-Flea says, 'not that I need to, but it's annoying in a lot of run situations'

Tim says, 'seeing as the taint is permanent you could just get a liman to taint a bunch of stuff'

Spanish-Flea says, 'why not be able to drop them PKE at least'

Spanish-Flea says, 'if not pkok'

Kae says, 'well, how would you tell who picks them up and uses them then?'

Kaige says, 'speaking of renting off preps... you guys are gonna have to learn how to remove them in-game too here soon'

Spanish-Flea says, 'who cares'

Sandra says, 'I think that it was too much of a check this check that sorta thing to make sure that each person could use the item and so on and so forth so no_give was easiest'

Spanish-Flea says, 'if you're PKE why care about who picks them up'

Kae says, 'everyone who gripes about interference will care quite a bit :)'

Sandra says, 'just junk it'

Galahad says, 'Whoah, he just brought up a bigger point that he though'

Tim says, 'wait about bloodloss?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'just have it instead of augmented cloth poultice 's augmented cloth poultice'

Tim says, 'how can you get rid of that?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I said why not when you're PKE'

Kae says, 'there are in-game ways to ditch bloodloss'

Sandra says, 'saw what you said. Why not just junk it?'

Galahad says, 'OK one way to fight druids was to steal their poults'

Kae says to Spanish-Flea, 'wouldn't you hate if you dropped 2 poultices and I picked up one and healed your opponent with it?'

Galahad says to Kae, 'cause I wouldn't drop them'

Sandra says to Galahad, 'the steal thing is another problem that we're trying to figure out/work on'

Spanish-Flea says, 'i'm PKE rules dont apply unless it's against code'

Galahad says to Sandra, 'Listen, stealing is a vital skill, now pardon my language its been fucked'

Myrthorn gasps in astonishment.

Spanish-Flea says, 'and how is anything related to interference relative to PKE especially in regards to PKE healers'

Myrthorn cover s his virgin ears

Myrthorn peers around intently.

Kae says, 'well, anyone not pke could pick them up and use against you'

Tim says, 'won't somebody PLEASE think of the children'

Sandra says, 'listen, IT IS BEING WORKED ON. Gosh, am I speaking english? Does it come out backwards or something when I hit enter?'

Kae laughs at Tim.

Spanish-Flea says, 'and the problem with that is'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like I said I'd only do it in run situations'

Galahad says to Sandra, 'some letter are a little fuzzy'

Kae says, 'quite a bit according to the people whom it happens to...'

Spanish-Flea says, 'if i'm PKE anyway, I can heal anybody no matter what'

Sandra says, 'well, at the mment I don't think you can coz of a healing bug thing'

Spanish-Flea says, 'the one about aa and PKE?'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'well once thats fixed I mean'

Galahad says, 'The thing sandra, is it causes concern when you guys make big sudden changes quickly but all the important changes you take a long time to fix'

Huginn says to Galahad, 'damned if we do, damned if we don't'

Spanish-Flea says, 'my con druid cant tank a mob on a run because if Im the druid, I cant drop poultices or use then in combat'

Sandra nods her agreement with Huginn.

Spanish-Flea says, 'yet I see no problem with it'

Galahad says to Huginn, 'People weren't begging for the new skills but they came in a week'

Sandra says, 'actually'

Sandra says, 'some were'

Huginn says, 'more than a week'

Galahad says, 'I never heard of any of them until the LT'

Sandra says, 'mostly tho, they were wanting balance. The new skills helped with that'

Spanish-Flea nods his agreement with Sandra.

Kaige says to Huginn, 'especially when you can't always tell beforehand what those "important" or "radically game-shifting" ones will be ahead of time'

Galahad says, 'But the point is, like stealing poultices was a great and funny way to fight people'

Sandra says, 'ok, lemme try this again :P'

Galahad says, 'and to take it away is to kill a big part of the thief class'

Sandra says, 'we are trying to fix steal'

Galahad nods solemnly.

Galahad ducks under Sandra.

Sandra says, 'may hafta kill ya'

Spanish-Flea says, 'did it to ruby'

Sandra ruffles Galahad's hair playfully.

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's only fair'

Spanish-Flea says, 'whose turn is it to kill'

Sandra says, 'yea that was my warning'

Spanish-Flea says, 'sandra, kaige, or kae'

Galahad says, 'kill me with a real character'

Kaige says, 'yeah, but Ruby's been at it for a while now'

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Kaige says, 'he'd had a run of several week's with the same answer given patiently'

Spanish-Flea says, 'so is the gist of my arguement about PKE dropping gotten?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Spanish-Flea.


Changes for Hunt?

Spanish-Flea says, 'next on the list-the hunt skill!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'nothing about the skill just an idea about it'

Spanish-Flea says, 'couldn't it target the closest mob with the huntable keyword rather then go off the same premises as the mud tell list?'

Kaige says to Spanish-Flea, 'actually what we want it to do is go off the last target that walked through the room'

Spanish-Flea nods his agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says to Spanish-Flea, 'but that's an ideal'

Spanish-Flea says, 'that sounds good, makes a new pk tactic too'

Spanish-Flea says, 'doppelganger and flee :)'

Kaige says, 'and definitely makes it harder to just hunt your way around with mud without learning the map'


Overlapped Bashes/Topples/Backstabs?

Spanish-Flea says, 'okay and my last point is on bashing and just those general skills, you can't headbutt if somebody's already headbutted, you can't stun if somebody's already stunned, yet you can overlap bashses and topples and backstabs on paralysis'

Galahad says, 'backstabs are supposed to be overlapped'

Spanish-Flea says, 'why can't I overlap a staggered headbutt or a wfw stun'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yes I realize that'

Sandra says, 'well, headbutt stuns, you can't restun a stunned person'

Sandra says, 'but you can be dumb and bash them removing the stun'

Spanish-Flea says, 'then why rebash a bashed person'

Sandra says, 'it's not really a bonus'

Sandra says, 'you can't'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yes you can'

Sandra says, 'the bashee has a 2 round lag'

Spanish-Flea says, 'alternating bashers'

Galahad says, 'yes you can'

Sandra says, 'the basher has a 3 round'

Spanish-Flea bonks Sandra on the head!

Sandra says, 'oh different bashers'

Sandra says, 'well spell it out next time! ;)'

Spanish-Flea says, 'see my point?'

Galahad bonks Sandra on the head!

Galahad giggles.

Tim says, 'lot of head injuries this Q&A'

Spanish-Flea says, 'as a con person, I want the same bonuses somebody who can BS as a dex and bash as a str person can have, except with stuns'

Sandra says, 'you have 2 skills that can stun, they have neither'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I want to be able to have a change to restagger somebody on a stagger headbutt, I can make a decent arguement as to why it's like altarnating bashses working'

Spanish-Flea says, 'or a chance to stun somebody an addition round while wfw stunned'

Sandra says, 'well, think of it this way'

Sandra says, 'think of alternating headbutts that don't stun. They still don't get an attack in'

Sandra says, 'er, dn't stagger'

Spanish-Flea says, 'true'

Spanish-Flea says, 'but you can then argue para BS'

Galahad says, 'no you can't'

Spanish-Flea says, 'same idea, special critical case of headbutt--stagger headbutt'

Galahad says, 'the whole point is that when you paralyze'

Tim says, 'whee nerf 'em further'

Galahad says, 'backstab is an exception'

Sandra says, 'well, then you could cast immolate on a stunned person and it hurt slike hell too? ;)'

Spanish-Flea says, 'then we'll use your case of 2 on 2'

Spanish-Flea says, 'two bashers vs two dex/perc surgies'

Spanish-Flea says, 'who wins?'

Galahad laughs.

Galahad says, 'bashers'

Spanish-Flea says, 'exactly'

Sandra says, 'the mage that comes in and firestorms them all when they're low'

Sandra bounces around.

Spanish-Flea whaps Sandra across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'well!'

Sandra says, 'I'd do it'

Spanish-Flea says, 'that's wardens territory, nobody else wolfpacks anymore'

Galahad says, 'No, when the sons of calatin hunt into their rooms'

Sandra says, 'who says the mage has to be on either side ;)'

Sandra says, 'anyway'

Spanish-Flea says, 'because then they're going to have a 4 person wolfpack on them'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yeah, whatever'

Sandra says, 'i'd still do it'

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says, 'the spluttering would be almost worth it'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Galahad says, 'All-in-all take out surgeons, and remove PK completely'

Spanish-Flea says, 'correction, two hitter types backed up by two surgeons in a wolfpack, that's a funny thought until you realize you can take out most mobs with that combo'

Spanish-Flea says, 'let alone one mage who's just wasted 200 mana firestorming 4 people :P'

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'yea but if the 4 have already beat each other senseless, the mage just comes in and finishes the job!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'until the surgeons start healing the bashers'

Sandra says, 'take out the surgeons!'

Sandra throws her head back and cackles gleefully!

Spanish-Flea says, 'whil the bashers bash you'

Galahad says, 'and Topple succeeds way too often on bashes'


Viking Quest?

Galahad says, 'oh, why isn't there a quest to become a viking?'

Galahad says, 'I mean you can become a ritter'

Spanish-Flea says, 'damn vikings'


Kaige says, 'because no one's written one yet'

Galahad says, 'and vikings hate you'

Sandra says, 'I may get one in for next month. I dunno yet'

Sandra says, 'depends on my schedule'

Galahad says, 'And make sure the vikings are hated in klein'

Spanish-Flea says, 'there should be a similar thing with the crusades'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like you're liked by arabs but hated by other ones, sort of like mycenae and thebes if you've done all of the quests'

Spanish-Flea says, 'except redemption :P'

Galahad says, 'Or, make all mobs ag, and if you die you lose your character'

Spanish-Flea says, 'rather than have everybody touchy feely it adds a sort of PK-elemnt to mobkilling where somebody will always hate you somewhere'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like that personal nemesis thing'

Kaige says, 'well it's sounding like we're done for tonight...'

Tim says, 'nooo'

Tim says, 'wow, this is the first Q&A i've actually sat through the whole thing'

Kaige waves happily.

Tim 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 Consider command, atm its direct level comparison, but that means that blackbeard, or tarasque etc con as 'perfect match' to a level 50, when really the level 50 will get slaughtered in like 2-3 rounds.
At level 50, there are additional skills and spells to judge an opponent that provide more information than just consider.
o This well doesnt work for FILL (SOURCE) it still said Fill from what?
Make sure the DRINK_CON you're trying to fill is empty of liquids other than what the fountain has.
o These ants should still be xp ... even if they're not that much of a challenge...1xp or 5 or whatnot. I'm level 1 :( give me a break :(
What you're seeing is a random +/- to experience on mobs that have very little to begin with. Some will be worth more than others.
o The ring of fire message doesn't go off every time you get hit. Does that mean it doesnt go off? or it's just not saying it?
For both ring of fire and wall of thorns, if the message doesn't show, it didn't trigger. The better a mage you are, the better your protection.
o Why is it that, while Gawain uses a locked box to teach you how to pick locks, you can't pick the locks on furniture?
Items that are of type FURNITURE don't have locks and can't even be opened and closed. Items that are CONTAINER type object, like the locked box Gawain would be demonstrating with, can and do open, close and lock and can be picked.

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