Lecture Series Index

June 26th, 2003

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Max Length on Look At Descs?
High Con Longer Stun with Headbutt?
Prize Machine Discussion
A Laugh With Social?
Klein Update ETA?
Recognition/Wizinvis/New Areas
Dress Wounds?
ETA on Affects Saving Over Rent?
Thoughts on Pure mages?
New Mobs/Hell Ramble
Sustained Breath and Realism?
Perm PKE if You Leave a PKE Clan?
What are Clan Hall Guards?
Do Not Attempt This At Home
Better Keywords on Vials?

Additional Topics Answered

General Suggestions/Questions

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Max Length on Look At Descs?

Myrella says, 'whats the maximum length of a decription you cen eneter via the main menu?'

Kae says, '5 lines or I shoot you'

Myrella says, 'I seem to recall looking at somebody not too long ago and getting like 2 screens full of junk'

Cheyla chuckles politely.

Kae says, 'that's what Sandra told me when I put in an 8 page one once...'

Chocorua says, '8k?'

Sandra giggles.

Kaige nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Kaige says, 'that's the technically length, yes,... but you gotta consider the links of the people who are looking at you...'

Sandra says, 'if I look at you and then go linkdead, it's too damn long =P'

Aidan snickers at Sandra nastily.

Kaige says, 'if you fill it with junk, you'll get warned for unnecessary spamming'

Myrella says, 'why not put in a 30 line or so limit?'

Marcel was forced to remove his four pages back when it was a memory issue.

Marcel whines.

Kaige says, 'some people thought it was cute to use as a pkill tactic... it's not.'

Chocorua says, 'hard limits suck'

Myrella shrugs helplessly.

Marcel says to Kaige, 'that's why we got glance, I believe, to work around that too'

Kaige says to Myrella, 'because then notes would be limited to 30 lines as it uses the same code'

Kaige nods her agreement with Marcel.

Myrella says, 'hehe write smaller notes!'

Marcel says, 'never!'

Myrella laughs at her own folly.

Cheyla goes EEK! at Myrella in distress - isn't Myrella an awful person for teasing?

Myrella says, 'though I bet my eq sets i mail go over 30 lines'

Myrella smirks.

Cheyla says, 'that'd make doing the area updates more painful, that's for sure'

Kaige says, 'I don't know how easy it'd be to limit one differently than the other, considering it's in the dreaded board.c'

Kaige nods her agreement with Cheyla.

Kae cringes in terror.

Chocorua shudders.

Chocorua says, 'that file's scary'

Cheyla falls flat on the ground trying to duck under the hellmouth.

Kaige says to Myrella, 'that cover it for you?'

Myrella says, 'yes'

Myrella says, 'guess I'll have to avaoid looking at people'

Myrella giggles.


High Con Longer Stun with Headbutt?

Cheap says, 'was wondering if you found anything with the headbutt thing I mentioned last time'

Craven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Kaige says, 'don't think so.'

Cheap says, 'how me with a high con am always waking up after everyone else, even people with 40 con on double stuns'

Kaige says, 'I haven't seen anything come across in commits or mail about it'

Cheap says, 'well I mentioned it and was wondering if it was looked into as you said you would do is all :)'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Myrella says, 'i still say its just luck, more so now that I've been leveling a con mage'

Myrella nods to herself.

Craven says, 'it is luck'

Craven says, 'do you have any idea how many times I've been stagger headbutted :P'

Marcel says, 'My 100 con mage tends to mostly stun himself with headbutts too, I think it's not just the con that matters'

Cheap says, 'yeah, but in comparison to someone with 30 to 40 con and me with 100 con, I think I should have a better chance of waking then they'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Marcel says, 'not disagreeing, just saying it can't be constitution alone that determines'

Cheap says, 'at least on average'

Craven says, 'headbutt is pretty powerful, it needs to have a little bit of a disadvantage thrown in somewhere'

Maloth says, 'you can land on your face'

Cheap says, 'it does, im just talking about what makes sense'

Craven says, 'so can bash'

Maloth shrugs helplessly.

Maloth says, 'I think its a disadvantage'

Cheap says, 'you can stun yourself, lets see that happen to bash :p'

Craven says, 'however, bash doesn't have critical hits, i.e. staggers them only'

Sarevok says, 'Yeah, I died to Cian cuz I got dazed for the entire fight'

Craven says, 'bash has no critical hit or critical miss'

Galahad says to Craven, 'if it were up to you, bash and headbut wouldn't be skills'

Craven laughs.

Craven says, 'I love bash and headbutt!'

Craven says, 'if you take away the stagger self, you have to take away the stagger then'

Galahad says, 'tumble is the answer to both of them.'

Vampyr peers at Galahad, looking him up and down.

Craven says, 'thats all'

Sarevok says, 'When you stun yourself with headbutt your opponent also gets stunned so it's not like it gives that much of an advantage to them'

Maloth says, 'if anything topple is more powerful than headbutt'

Maloth says, 'with topple you will never land yourself on your butt'

Cheap says, 'I love it when a certain someone misses me with their bashes, but in comparison, I miss a lot more with headbutt then people do with bash'

Craven says, 'topple...I was a big fan of topple at first'

Cheap says, 'im not saying take away stagger self'

Craven says, 'but it fails sooo much now I'm not so sure'

Vampyr chuckles politely at Craven's feeble witticism.

Sarevok nods his agreement with Craven.

Maloth nods her agreement with Craven.

Craven says, 'I failed over 50% on a dex mage the other day :)'

Maloth says, 'thats true'

Cheap says, 'im just saying that when you get a double stun from headbutt and you have a very high con and they have a low low con, on average you should get up faster then them'

Maloth says to Craven, 'try against me, you'll do better'

Marcel nods his agreement with Cheap.

Check the Additional Questions Section below for the answer to this.


Prize Machine Discussion

LadyAce says, 'Are there comments for discussion about the prize machine posts on the discussion board?'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Cheap says, 'I posted to that upstairs myself'

LadyAce says, 'or the poll? Some folks have wished for an ability to check more than one box on that poll.'

LadyAce says, 'ok, cool.'

Marcel says, 'actually, I was kind of missing an option on the last question'

Myrella says, 'I never have prize tokens so I never play with the machine'

Myrella chuckles politely.

Marcel says, 'what I EXPECT to get'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Marcel.

Marcel says, 'we kinda miss an option going something like 'something I can't even GIVE away because everyone already has it''

Galahad says, 'Do you need someone to test the machine make sure we know what to expect and such?'

LadyAce says, 'I test the machine plenty, no worries there.'

Galahad pouts.

Cheap says, 'I like my idea of a token for coupon idea myself machine, put in 4 tokens, get a mundane or add a color, put in 5 or 6, get a non color, put in 8 or 10, get a color'

Marcel says, 'no, the problem is redundancy... I mean, my alt netted no less than 8 identical prizes on 10 tokens.'

Cheap says, 'and also have your other machine as it is'

Silk wrinkles her nose with distaste.

Marcel says, 'can give away only so many shards of glass :)'

Silk says, 'if I wanted a coupon.. I'd level...'

Gabbi says, 'or toothpicks!'

Galahad says, 'you could get a mundane from one'

Galahad says, 'and you can get a non from 2'

Cheap says, 'well, you would still have the other machine to use your tokens on'

Myrella says, 'how many different prizes are there in teh machine at one time?'

Kae says, 'the problem with several machines is of course updating them all regularly'

Cheyla wrinkles her nose at the coupons for tokens idea. Ugh.

Myrthorn is completely boggled.

LadyAce says, 'Yea, we have some pretty good ideas on how to reduce the chance to get the same thing over and over.'

Cheap says, 'well yes, but the first machine is a chance, you could get a coupon or you could get a crappy prize'

Kaige says, 'I think being able to go trade in coupons for tokens would definitely discourage me from handing them out'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

LadyAce says, 'there are usually 10-12 different items in at a time'

Cheap says, 'just a thought'

Craven says, 'I don't get prizes, so I don't care :P'

Cheyla says, 'it's really easy to get tokens... LT articles, lotto....'

Silk nods her agreement with Cheyla.

Silk says, 'I have three of each'

Cheap says, 'right, thats why I put a much much greater value on getting just one coupon'

Galahad says, 'You know, if someone finds a big bug'

Myrella says to LadyAce, 'wouldnt it be better if there was more than that? that seems rather low'

Galahad says, 'I'd rather they got the prize'

Cheap says, 'having to spend say 4 0r 5 tokens to get a coupon is a lot of saving up'

LadyAce says, 'My current idea is this: 3 machines. Machine 1: push button, get the (X) of your choice, where X is a shirt or a button or a doll or whatnot.'

Galahad says, 'Why let someone who picked out a typo win the lotto'

Marcel says, 'I believe coupons should remain rare'

Marcel says, 'after all, you can redeem for coupons'

Myrella nods her agreement with Marcel.

LadyAce says, 'machine 2&3, put the token in, maneuver a lever to get a chance of 1 of 4 items you pick, n% chance.'

Silk says, 'because it all takes the same effort?'

Cheap says, 'true enough'

Craven says, 'coupons are rare?'

Marcel says, 'or purchase them from those who do'

LadyAce says, 'machine 2, themed machine. machine 3, random mixer machine'

Cheap says, 'like I said, it was a thought'

Marcel says to Craven, 'no, but they should remain rare on the prize machine'

Craven looks up into the sky and ponders.

Craven says, 'yeah, I haven't got a coupon from the prize machine in years'

Craven says, 'I didn't think it did anymore?'

Galahad says, 'I haven't hit the jackpot in YEARS'

LadyAce says, 'it gives coupons, yea'

Galahad says, 'are those still around?'

Cheap says, 'best you can get is a single color from machine or non color?'

Marcel says, 'you still can get coupons on the prize machine'

Silk says, 'I've only seen mundane's or half strings from it lately'

Silk shrugs philosophically.

Craven says, 'oh...okay :)'

Marcel says to Galahad, 'read the damn lt, somone jackpotted like a nut last week'

Galahad says to Marcel, 'I'd rather live in ignorance'

Craven says, 'the lt is the devil'

Cheap laughs at Craven.

Galahad says to Marcel, 'This is the Q & A and I have a Q'

Craven says, 'I read until the pk part :P'

Cheap says, 'ohh, can we Please get a laugh with social instead of a laugh at?'

Xena says to Galahad, 'ignorance is a nice way of putting it'

Kaige says, 'it was above there'

Galahad says to Xena, 'Thank you.'

LadyAce says to Galahad, 'just raise your hand to be put in the queue'

Craven says, 'can it be a stack?'

Xena says to Galahad, 'though I don't think I'd call it that'

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

Galahad nods his agreement with Xena.

Myrthorn gets a distracted look on his face.

LadyAce says, 'at any rate, I'm hoping that with multiple machines, it'll be A) easier to come up with ideas and B) more people will be able to get more of what they want.'

Galahad says to LadyAce, 'I'm thinking of a worthwile question.'

Cheap says, 'more machines is a great idea'

Doreen nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Xena sinks her teeth into Sandra's flesh.

Craven says, 'I think I need a token to test all these theories'

LadyAce says to Myrella, 'the number of options isn't fixed, but after a while it gets to be a problem of variety in and of itself. if there are 50 options, then it's going to be ages between updates, seems like'

Craven says, 'I'm not sure I believe them'

Myrella nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Craven says, 'I'm a firm believer in hard proof'

Myrella says to LadyAce, 'but people wont get so sick of the same prizes all the time'

Cheyla says, 'so each machine would have.... 3 or 4 options in each?'

Kae says, 'excuse me for asking, but with 50 options and maybe only one update or so a year, won't we just have prize hunters complaining like they do now, and coupon people going straight for the coupons?'

LadyAce says, 'I think maybe 12 options per machine would be a good place to start'

Myrella says, 'update it more often and remove the older ones when you add new ones'

Cheyla says, 'and how often would they be updated? doesn't seem like much difference between 36 and 50 to me...'

Kae says, 'updating three machines is triple the work of the current system'

Cheap says, 'I LOVE the idea of ic and ooc machine also, I am so sick of getting ooc items'

Myrella says, 'but dont remove them all, kinda rotate the selection'

LadyAce says, 'I think a monthly update is reasonable'

Cheap says, 'If I was to get another hello kitty pencil bag, I would have drove to chicago and knocked on your door LA, I swear it :)'

Galahad grins evilly.

Marcel mumbles something about an extensive collection of glass shards and garden gnomes.

Craven says, 'just don't get many tokens'

Xena snickers softly.

Cheap nods his agreement with Marcel.

Craven says, 'then your surprised by what you get'

Doreen giggles.

Doreen nods her agreement with Marcel.

Craven says, 'I got a tree'

Craven says, 'thats the only prize I think I got this round :P'

Galahad says, 'or getting strings for the wrong sex'

Galahad says, 'like lace up boots'

Cheap says, 'frilly dresses!'

Silk says, 'ooh... I'd buy those'

Silk says, 'for very few coins of couse'

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

Chocorua says, 'then you have something to sell'

Cheyla says, 'that's why you go get a girlfriend'

Cheap says to Marcel, 'though I think you would look good in one of the purple dresses myself :p'

Marcel says, 'I don't mind at all that some prizes suck for me, that's what trading and friends are for'

Marcel gets a frilly lacy nightgown from a dimensional rift.

Cheap nods solemnly.

Marcel says to Cheap, 'got one to tease my ex-wife with, actually'

Cheap says, 'its your color'

LadyAce giggles at Marcel.

Galahad says to Cheyla, 'In-game dating is not my cup of tea.'

Cheap nods his agreement with Marcel.

Doreen snickers softly.

Marcel says, 'no, but it's certainly hers and I paid a bazillion for it'

Marcel puts a frilly lacy nightgown in a dimensional rift.

LadyAce says, 'is this good on comments re: prize machine? We've accumulated a couple hand raises.'

Galahad says, 'ya, we can stop now'

Marcel shrugs philosophically.


A Laugh With Social?

Cheap says, 'ok, I would just like to beg, plead and generally ask nicely for a laugh along with social, something like you laugh merily along with targets joke or such'

Myrella laughs at Cheap.

Myrella ducks to the ground.

Craven says, 'laughat, laughwith?'

Cheap says, 'yeah'

Craven nods solemnly.

Xena says to Cheap, 'are you tired of being laughed at?'

Silk giggles at Xena.

Marcel says to Cheap, 'do help laugh, then rewrite it as you want, with a new name, and submit it :)'

Cheap says, 'I wanted to laugh when you made a joke earlier and it came out as laughed at, which was not right'

Marcel says to Cheap, 'it's worked for me a few times ;)'

Cheap says, 'and laughing in general just seems a bit well, vague'

Craven says, 'there are help files for socials?'

Craven says, 'wow...'

Marcel says, 'uh. yes.'

Craven says, 'why wouldn't you just try it?'

Galahad says, 'laughing in general is freaky'

Galahad laughs.

Cheap says, 'yeah, it just does not fit, so id like to see laughs along with put in'

Galahad rolls around laughing at Cheap's joke.

Galahad says, 'that's me laughin at your joke'

Craven says, 'help files for socials seems so weird :P'

Kaige says to Cheap, 'so write up some suggestions for it and drop them in'

Cheap says, 'maybe its not a joke'

Cheap nods his agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says to Crave, 'HELP <social> and HELP <mood> are really just a short cut to the VIEW command.'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'we do put in folks' social ideas, usually in batches, every now and again. So send in your thoughts!'

Cheap says, 'maybe I was being rude and someone thought it was funny'

Galahad says, 'just a note you CAN laugh at someones joke'

Marcel says, 'it's really a good idea to write out a new social's options, save the imms time from making it up and get what you want'

Cheap nods his agreement with Marcel.

Cheap says, 'ill try to puzzle one out'

Galahad says, 'there is a social to do what you want'

Craven laughs.

Craven yawns, bored with Galahad's conversation.

Galahad rolls around laughing at LadyAce's joke.

Xena smirks at Craven.

Cheap says, 'no, that social laughes at a joke, I want to laugh along with someone, there is a difference'

Craven says to Galahad, 'go break the round table or something'

Xena says, 'maybe it's not funny enough to roll around :p'

Galahad says, 'really?'

Marcel smiles broadly at what Cheap is saying.

Silk says, 'you can also make your own with emoteto'

Craven says, 'emoteto has always been to complicated for me, but I'm a simple man'

Cheap says, 'sure, but try to emote on a channel :p'

Silk says to Craven, 'I alias 'em'

Galahad says, 'Whee...'

Craven says to Silk, 'I alias gust of wind :P'

Cheap nods his agreement with Craven.


Klein Update ETA?

Galahad says, 'OK, this has been talked about for AGES, but i am still waiting on it.'

Galahad says, 'the Klein update, I know you're busy, but is there even a remote time frame?'

Craven rolls his eyes heavenward.

LadyAce says, 'I'd like to get it put in in July, but it'll depend on how much testing & fixing needs to be done'

Galahad says, 'I'm very excited for it, and i have been monitoring it for 2 years.'

Craven says, 'why?'

Craven says, 'the mobs will get harder, the experience less, and the frequency in which its visited drop :P'

Craven says, 'I can't wait!'

Myrella chuckles politely at Craven's feeble witticism.

Xena snickers at Craven nastily.

Cheap says, 'personally, id love to see a whole new hometown, preferable malta or inca/nazca'

LadyAce says, 'well, if that's the case, I'll just go on working on it til I get it right :)'

Sandra wants San Fran as a hometown again.

Sandra mopes around Kaige. You hope you don't start being depressed too.

Xena nods her agreement with Sandra.

Kae says, 'Malta wouldn't make a good home town, really, its very culture is based on importing soldiers from everywhere else'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Sandra.

Craven says, 'to do that you have to make snipers a class sandra :)'

Kaige says, 'we're more likely to get a industrial one first'

Cheyla giggles at Kae.

Craven winks suggestively at Sandra.

Galahad says, 'So I have a follow up question'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'I'm working on it.. slowly...'

Kaige scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Sandra giggles.

Cheap grins evilly.

Craven says, 'the poor newbie that starts in san fran'

Xena groans loudly.

Galahad says, 'Will there be an expansion and new rooms, mobs and possibly quests?'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'it's better off than last time at any rate'

Cheap says, 'I can see it now, wanna be a cowboy?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Craven says, 'has to sleep 3 times to get to civilization'

Kae says, 'personally I'd adore a real primitive home town, ice age or stone age or something'

Silk peers at Craven, looking him up and down.

Kae says, 'much brawn, no brain :)'

Sandra says, 'hey, I had an alt that started in san fran!'

Galahad says to Kae, 'maybe some dinasors?'

LadyAce says, 'you mean in Klein?'

Cheap says, 'yeah, and then the newbie finally sees land ahoy when he hits one of the dts!'

Craven says, 'I'm all for a new hometown'

Galahad says to LadyAce, 'ya'

Xena says to Sandra, 'you just have too many alts :p'

Kae says to Galahad, 'well, that'd be too far back in history for people, so probably not'

Galahad says to LadyAce, 'will it be bigger, better?'

Craven says, 'just saying, for that to work you have to make snipers viable, which you've stated before isn't on the drawing board as of now'

LadyAce says, 'Klein currently has housing, new rooms, new mobs, new quests. Plus some updates & fixes of the older stuff.'

LadyAce says, 'some historical errors fixed'


Recognition/Wizinvis/New Areas

Cheap says, 'yeah, can we start having mud person of the month awards or something, I wanna vote for huginn this month'

Craven says, 'Huginn does deserve more recognition'

Craven says, 'he's vis when so many refuse to be, which alone gives him tons of points :)'

Cheap says, 'what I would like to see either in the lt or the boards, is who is responsible for fixing, updating or what which thing that I see being changed/updated'

Cheyla points at Kaige.

Kae says to Cheap, 'well, for areas, areainfo will tell you who is maintaining areas'

Kaige says, 'areas... areainfo pretty much...'

Kaige says, 'coder... grab bag.'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'which sorts of things do you find it hard to know who to ask?'

Cheap says, 'I guess is what im getting at is when a coder does something to help the mud, Id like to know they did it'

Craven says, 'ahh'

Craven says, 'thats not a bad idea'

Craven says, 'builders get their name in lights'

Craven says, 'why not coders'

Cheap says, 'so I can say hey dude, that fix rocks'

Cheap says, 'or hey man, I love how you did that'

Kae says, 'you can use the boards too for that, though'

Cheap says, 'I see snapper around all the time, but I have no idea what he has done'

Craven says, 'the boards?'

Craven says, 'yeah...look at the discussion sometime :P'

Kae says, 'I'm not saying coders don't deserve praise, just that you can also use traditional feedback'

Sandra says, 'snapper's done alot of behind the scene coding. Fixing memory bugs and such lately'

Chocorua says, 'snapper is responsible for stability heh'

Cheyla says, 'idea works pretty good for kudos and kaige is really good about getting them to the appropriate folks'

Kae says, 'feedback channel is good for kudos too'

Cheap says, 'but if I don't know who did it what, how can I use boards to see what they did?'

Craven says, 'feedback channel...how many channels do you people have :P'

Cheyla says, 'so even if you don't know exactly who to praise, you still can mention it'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Kae says to Cheap, 'read the welcome board, see what happened coder wise, offer your kudos on the feedback channel or the discussion board?'

Craven says, 'for example, we all hate sandra because of mobs like hibbins'

Craven says, 'we can't hate huginn, even though I bet he did evil things too!'

Myrthorn snickers softly.

Sandra says, 'dont' hate me. Hibbins is all you bud ;)'

Craven says, 'I don't get it :P'

Sandra giggles.

Cheap says, 'personally, id still like to see a more specific list of who did what, just because I find a generalized channel way to immpersonal'

Craven says, 'don't have to do it for every bit of code'

Cheap says, 'and I already think that player/imm relations here is way to strained'

Craven says, 'but like huginn could get some credit for ironwill'

Craven says, 'etc.'

Craven says, 'thats the only thing I know someone coded :P'

Cheyla says, 'there's always the expies at the least'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Craven says, 'I don't believe in popularity contests'

Craven says, 'I'd rather praise someone for their actions then what people think of them'

Sandra says, 'most of the stuff that huginn and I discuss in the 'upcoming' parts of the qna are things that he and I have been/are working on'

Cheyla says, 'but then we get back to what you'd like the imms to work on... figuring out who did what each week and publishing that or fixing another bug or writing something else new'

Cheap says, 'thats what im getting at, Id love to sit down one day, notice snapper is on and say hey dude, I love what you did with this or that'

Cheyla says, 'then just talk to snapper and ask him what he's been working on?'

Kae looks up into the sky and ponders.

Craven rolls his eyes heavenward.

Craven says, 'you're right'

Craven says, 'I'll ask EVERY coder EVERY week'

Silk says, 'ya know.. you COULD ask people what they've been working on lately too'

Kae says, 'don't take this wrong, cos it's gonna asound awful snobby and rude'

Craven says, 'I'm sure they'll love it :P'

Xena pounces on Cheyla, bowling her over.

Kae says, 'if a lot of players were to ask me what I do every week, I'd get even less done'

Cheap nods his agreement with Craven.

Silk says to Kae, 'but we know what you're doing.'

Kae says, 'even as it's cool to chat, it does take time away from working'

Chocorua says, 'more often than not some of the things coders work on aren't popular'

Cheap says, 'thats right, I don't want to waste time of people who are improving the game I play, I just want an easier way to offer up kudos'

Chocorua says, 'we do them because they need to be done .. so we should publish our names on them for abuse?'

Cheyla says, 'idea wow, great change to - thanks!'

Cheap says, 'my intentions are not to abuse anyone really, but im sure others would do that'

Craven says to Chocorua, 'don't assume'

Kae says, 'I know that I am mostly invisible simply because while I LOVE all the ideas I get for Hell, I'd never get anything done on it if I were to talk to people about it all the time'

Craven says, 'assuming makes an ass out of you and me'

Craven chortles with amusement.

Chocorua says to Craven, 'i don't have to .. you have told me how much you hate the things i work on'

Cheap snickers at Craven nastily.

Craven says to Chocorua, 'I don't want to argue with you'

Craven says, 'I'm all for change, even if I don't necessary agree with it'

Craven says, 'I just don't think you think everything through all the time'

LadyAce says, 'your praise will reach its target if you send it in via channels.'

Cheap says, 'well dude, you are one of the most disliked imms on the mud, but its also the role you've taken on'

Craven says, 'and I hate the, "We know this is broken, but it'll be fixed in 6 months by another change"'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Cheap says, 'being the one who hands out the punishment means people will dislike you'

Chocorua says, 'i was just pointing out the other side of the coin you were using for your example'

Cheap nods solemnly.

Craven says, 'I have nothing wrong with imms being invis or not discussing what they are working on'

Craven says, 'which is why CREDITS are great, you only tell one person, they write it down, and everyone reads it :)'

Cheap says, 'I agree, i can see some children and adults who play here using something like I talked about as a way to abuse the imms'

Craven says, 'I realize you all have lives and blah blah blah, just saying Huginn kicks all your asses :P'

Cheap says, 'but personally, if I were a coder and I got people saying both good and bad things to me, I would hold onto the good and analyse the bad'

Kae says to Cheap, 'that's part of what we do, but abuse isn't criticism, it's just noise'

Cheap says, 'and if the bad was nonsense, I would ignore it'

Chocorua says, 'huginn certainly does a lot recently and deserves the praise ... write up a board post about it so everyone can append to it and embarass him'

Cheap says, 'but as a coder, you are like the ghosts of legendmud'

Craven says, 'its not just his work'

Craven says, 'he's HERE, VIS'

Craven says, 'which is amazing'

Cheyla wishes she were so lucky to have that luxury again.

Kae says, 'I thought you said you didn't mind us being invis? ;)'

Cheap nods his agreement with Cheyla.

Craven says, 'when I type whos, I expect to see any one or more of a list of 3 imms'

Craven says, 'snapper, huginn, or ladyace'

Craven says, 'if I see any others, I'm amazed'

Cheap says to Cheyla, 'you were vis a lot also, much appreciated'

Chocorua says, 'if i am vis and afk i am wasting your time .. so i am invis'

Craven says, 'Huginn is afk a lot, I don't feel its wasting my time'

Cheyla says to Cheap, 'work sucks'

Kae says, 'it's really kind of funny, we get yelled at whether we're invisible or not'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Kae.

Craven says, 'some of you have no need to be vis'

Craven says, 'builders come to mind'

Kae says, 'if we're visible we're spying on players and wasting time we should spend on our work, if we're invisible we're never here and don't do anything useful'

Cheap says, 'but viz imm and invis imms, gets away from my point, which I think ive allready made, im sure there is another hand that was raised for another good question'

Craven says, 'but it amazes me coders of all people are always vis, while admin and pr seem to never exist'

Craven says, 'PR shouldn't even have wizinvis in my opinion :P'

Craven says, 'they are PR :P'

Cheap says, 'yeah, strictly pr imms should not be able to wizinvis :p'

LadyAce says, 'well, let me turn that around: why not? :)'

Cheyla says, 'don't think you'd ever see one in just PR at that point'

Craven says, 'it kinda takes the public out of pulblic relations?'

LadyAce says, 'what do you think they're doing, if they're invis?'

Craven says, 'who are you relating to if your invis?'

Craven says, 'other imms?'

Cheap says, 'no idea really'

Cheap laughs along with cravens joke

Craven laughs.

LadyAce says, 'We might be prepping a game, or talking to a player in our offices'

LadyAce says, 'I put my imm invis when I run tinyplots, for example'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

LadyAce says, 'Or if I'm running about placing flags'

Kae says, 'when I was pr, I spent god-knows-how-many hours with players one on one, needing to talk or discuss something'

Craven says, 'thats what pr does'

LadyAce says, 'or if I'm in a discussion with others online but running afk'

Craven says, 'discusses things with players'

Craven says, 'they are the bridge between imms or morts'

Craven says, 'or should be, anyway'

Kae says, 'yeah, but if I'd also been visible, those players would have felt I wasn't paying attention to them'

Cheap says, 'sure, thats fine, but on a basis of the immortals here, I either wait til thursday night for a string to be done, or ask a CODER to do it, whats up with that'

Craven says, 'true enough'

Craven says, 'coders do more strings for me then anyone else :P'

Cheap says, 'are there a shortage of pr imms around?'

Cheyla says, 'and less than a year ago, you prolly would have asked a builder since that's who was most often visible then... things change as our lives change'

Cheap nods his agreement with Cheyla.

LadyAce says, 'You can see the active ones via wizlist -- applications are due in what -- September?'

Chocorua says, 'pr and admin are difficult to staff'

Cheyla nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Craven says, 'chimera doesn't exist, natalia I haven't seen in weeks, spencer hasn't play vis for more then like 1 day a month in a century...'

Craven says, 'bart is in another time zone though I HAVE seen him sometimes, points to him, Lirra I dont' even remember its been so long, and Rusulka does play occasionally'

Kae says, 'Rusalka is here quite a bit, actually, but in a timezone that's probably too late for you'

Craven says, 'I see her sometimes'

LadyAce says, 'I think it's a lot about timezone and day of the week'

Cheyla says, 'pr and admin are pretty much the moms and dads... there's never enough of them to satisfy everyone and they don't get tangible rewards from it like builders and coders'

Cheap says, 'you know, imm staff is kinda like clan members, at some point, dont you think its time to weed out the really really inactive imms?'

Craven says, 'I thought about putting her on the list of people who are vis a lot'

LadyAce says, 'in terms of which imms you see'

Xena says, 'rusalka was here yesterday, or the day before'

Rumi says, 'hehe, no wonder I see Rusalka and Bart so much, I must be close to them'

Rumi smiles happily.

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'we do weed out inactives -- there was a weeding recently'

Craven shrugs in response to Cheyla's words.

Craven says to Cheyla, 'I guess if they don't like the job, they shouldn't have taken it?'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'check help retired for the folks who've retired.'

Craven says to Cheyla, 'hardly an excuse to hide behind wisinvis'

Sandra says, 'Chimera's a builder. He's also in school full time. But still building'

Cheap says, 'ohh? cool'

Cheyla says to Craven, 'lots of people don't know whether they'll like it until they get it - is why we have such a high atrition rate'

Craven says, 'hmm...chimer is on full pr duty'

Craven says, 'hes not even on builder'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Cheyla says to Sandra, 'yeah, wizlist doesn't show that at all'

Sandra says, 'yea, I put him to inactive at his request, even tho he's still building'

LadyAce says, 'Here's a good question :) How many of you folks who are wondering about the imm staff have ever run a volunteer organization of 10 or more people?'

Craven says, 'well he's not inactive on the pr side'

Craven says, 'I realize its volunteer'

LadyAce says, 'No, I'm not pointing at the volunteer bit so much as the "running"'

Craven says, 'I don't think that gives you an excuse to keep your privalages but hide invis to escape duties. Either quit, take a break, or do it'

Cheap says, 'I am a human resource manager in RL'

Chocorua says, 'lots of people see becoming an imm as the end game .. its not'

Craven says, 'some of you are fine, most'

Cheap says, 'so I understand what your about to get into la'

Craven says, 'but some people who are pr/admin are NEVER around, I can't even fathom what they do'

Craven says, 'why be an imm if you aren't doing what you were imm'd for?'

LadyAce says, 'we have a process for interacting with people whose time drops them into inactive'

Craven says, 'switch departments if you hate it so bad'

Kae says, 'well, it's not THAT easy, I kinda doubt I'd make a good coder ;)'

Craven says, 'true enough'

Cheyla giggles at Kae.

Kae's still determined to TRY sometime, but...

LadyAce says, 'we don't necessarily crack the whip as tightly as we could, but that's a matter of the reality of life and volunteers'

Craven says, 'doesn't it bother you guys at all when at 5 o'clock in the afternoon mud time there are no imms vis?'

Craven says, 'it boggles my mind'

Cheyla says, 'i'm still at work at 5pm'

LadyAce says, 'It makes me hope we'll get more apps in the next round.'

Craven laughs.

Sandra says, 'at 5 I'm doing homework and making dinner =P'

Kae says, 'no more than it bothers me that there are 6 hours in the day, my zone, where no one else but me is here'

Kae says, 'it's the way life is, people have jobs and lives too'

Craven says, 'I know that'

Cheap says, 'I just think for a process that is so time consuming, choosing new imms, once they actually get here and start doing stuff, there is no real pressure beyond the appliaction part'

Kaige says, 'around 5 I'm usually either too busy working oow to notice'

Craven says, 'but there are so many of you the odds of you ALL being busy are almost 0'

Lorenzo says, 'it wouldn't be much use to go discouraging the volunteers, when they're admittedly so hard to come by in the first place'

LadyAce says, 'you might be surprised :)'

Kae says to Craven, 'hrath, firefly and me cover my zone'

Kae says to Craven, 'neither hrath nor firefly have the commands you as a player would need'

Craven says, 'actually'

Cheyla says to Cheap, 'not quite'

Craven says, 'hrath is vis a lot'

Craven says, 'again...coder'

Craven says, 'big surprise :P'

Kae says to Craven, 'yeah, but he can't string or anything else players usually need.'

Craven says, 'I guess I have a different definition of imm then you, thats all'

Cheap says, 'then may I suggest that some of the imms that could be doing this stuff, be asked to do it? or given the power to do it?'

LadyAce says, 'As far as power to do it goes, they'd need to ask their head and the head of the dept that the duties go in.'

Kae says, 'well... again, it's not that simple, you can do only so much at a time'

LadyAce says, 'rarely if ever is it turned down'

Rumi says, 'whats wrong with having like an attach command that would let morts do restrings, I seem to be bugging imms most for those'

Rumi snickers softly.

Kae says, 'I was asst pr for a while, for example, but had to kind of choose what I wanted to do'

Kae says to Rumi, 'that if you had the string command and someone conned you into doing a bad string, we'd rip your face off?'

Craven says, 'I guess you guys are truely gods'

Xena says to Kae, 'you're different all together :p'

LadyAce says, 'the commands do come with responsibility, regardless of what you think, Craven :P'

Craven says, 'its rare we see you, and when we are, its a momentous occasion :P'

Kae giggles at Xena.

Rumi says to Kae, 'just restrings with no changes, like attaching a prize to an item'

Kae shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'honestly at 5pm I don't see anyone who's pr or admin who doesn't work a real job (except bart and chim), so I'm kinda confused at why you pick that particular time to hold up as an example'

LadyAce says, 'that's why we don't hand them out willy-nilly, but only for people who want to put in the time that goes with them'

Rumi says, 'how much harm could be done?'

Myrthorn shakes his head sadly

Kae says, 'I spend 8 hours a day working on my area, somehow I don't feel particularly worried that I'm not contributing enough'

Craven says, 'I don't know kaige, its just a time I chose'

Kaige says, 'Spencer, who could get fired for logging in from work, often does anyway during his lunch time and at the end of the day'

Craven says to Kae, 'I never said builders and coders didn't'

Craven says, 'I just don't understand invis prs and admins I dont' even know exist they are invis so much'

Cheap says, 'yeah, thats the point really'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Kae says, 'I can't speak for other pr immortals. I can only say that I know from my own time as a pr that some tasks do require privacy'

Chocorua says, 'admins have absolutely no NEED to be visible'

Craven says, 'maybe all imms should just always be invis'

Craven says, 'really?'

Craven says, 'what if I think someone is cheating'

Cheyla says, 'half of them are in more than one department and could be doing stuff for the other department..'

Chocorua says, 'report them'

Craven says to Kae, 'fine, so they get priavcy'

Rumi says, 'Sorry, but much of this seems like complaining to complain, I would rather have more game (areas, games, tiny plots) and have to wait a little for a string or to get enabled'

Craven says to Kae, 'why then would they need to be invis 19 out of 20 hours a week?'

Rumi shrugs philosophically.

LadyAce says, 'I think what Choc says is very much the case -- the departments are hard to staff. So help us out :) Volunteer, push your friends to volunteer, decide to take the plunge.'

Craven says, 'yea sure'

Craven says, 'hey choc, can I apply for admin'

Craven winks suggestively at Chocorua.

Cheap snickers softly.

Kae says to Craven, 'again, I can't answer for everyone, only for me -- and some things I did required privacy, why some aren't vis ever would be up to them to explain'

Craven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Chocorua says to Craven, 'lose the attitude and ask mein a couple years'

Craven gasps in astonishment.

Craven says, 'me!?! attitude!?!?'

Cheap says, 'well, you say apply, but I see some really good people who have played here a long time getting turned down each round of applications'

Kaige pats Craven on the head.

Rumi snickers at Craven nastily.

Myrthorn starts to take the plunge, .. then remembers he's building somewhere's else

Craven says, 'I can think of a few imms who got in with one'

Craven snickers softly.

Kae says to Cheap, 'there's usually things you don't know about those people that we do, or they simply can't do what they want to do'

Kae says to Cheap, 'many apps turn out to stink even if the people are great'

Craven says to Cheap, 'think of immhood as a clique'

Craven says to Cheap, 'either your in...or your not'

Cheap says, 'that may be true, but it is discouraging when 10 people apply and you get one new imm :p'

Kae says to Craven, 'that's bullshit and you know it.'

Craven says, 'hmm...'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'HR manager, right? How many applications do you get a year? :)'

Craven says, 'yes and no'

Rumi says, 'if it was a clique all imms would like each other'

Craven says, 'becoming an imm IS a popularity contest'

Rumi snickers softly.

Kaige says to Craven, 'it's kinda like the game... it's what you put into it that makes it good or bad or worthwhile'

Chocorua says to Craven, 'seriously if you want to help out learn to show some respect and try and help out'

Craven says, 'skills are nice'

Craven says, 'but popularity is everything'

Craven says, 'I have no interest in being an imm'

Cheap says, 'ohh, but im filling a paying job that requires certain skills, not filling a volunteer position, they are quite different'

Craven says, 'I'd be vis all the time and bombarded because I was the only one'

Kaige says to Craven, 'no playing well with other is a LOT more of it than popularity'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'what makes you think this job doesn't take skills? :)'

Chocorua says, 'i certainly didn't get in to immhood by popularity'

Cheyla says to Cheap, 'not really...'

Cheap says, 'it does'

Kaige says, 'some of our most popular imms have been our worst ones'

Rumi says to Craven, 'you sound like a book critic, no interest in writing a book, but you know whats wrong with authors'

Rumi grins evilly.

Craven says to Kaige, 'your idea of worse :)'

Cheap says, 'but..... its also a game, a game that needs volunteers to run it'

Craven says, 'I was going to apply for coder awhile back, but do you REALLY think I'd be accepted? Give me a break charlie :)'

Craven says, 'open your eyes!'

Kae says to Cheap, 'it's a game with very high standards, though -- a lot of muds die because they drop their standards to accept more immortals'

Cheap says, 'you guys are way too hard on people who apply and WANT to do good'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'professional librarian/author, professional coder, professional creative staff, professional procedural and disciplinary staff.'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'absolutely our standards are high.'

Kae says, 'it's an evil cycle, -- you accept more people you're lukewarm on to get more stuff done, they do crappy stuff, players leave.'

Craven says, 'maybe'

Craven says, 'personally I think you guys require too much from builders these days'

Craven says, 'but thats just me'

Cheap says, 'right, but at what point is not getting anything done going to drive people away also?'

Sandra says, 'wahoa'

Cheyla says, 'being an imm is a very large time commitment... and we've got certain expectations of professionalism, writing, and judgement, to name a few'

Sandra says, 'I don't require any more from builders than I did years ago'

Kae says to Cheap, 'well, if we did get nothing done I'd agree with you'

Myrthorn says, 'sorry, but tired of listening to the same stuff every week ... complaining at the imms'

Chocorua says to Craven, 'i actually agree there'

Myrthorn waves happily.

Sandra says, 'the fluff is all their doing'

Craven says, 'its not you sandra'

Myrthorn smiles happily.

Myrthorn hugs LadyAce.

Craven says, 'how different is the code for areas now then a few years ago?'

Lorenzo says to Craven, 'So, you'd take "You are in a room in a forest. There are exits to the south and west."'

Craven says, 'how many more tiny little bells and whistles do you have to pay attention to?'

Craven says, 'A LOT'

Sandra says, 'They don't have to use every bit of new code that goes in for them tho'

Kae says to Craven, 'you CAN do much more, you don't HAVE TO'

Kaige codes so she can build.

Craven says, 'I disagree, I think they do have to'

Kae says, 'it's a choice, which tools do I want to use in this area'

Kaige scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Cheap says, 'recently some new stuff was added, but it takes so long for stuff to get put in, that it does seem to a lot of people that stuff is not getting done'

Kae says, 'if I were to use all the tools in Hell it'd NEVER be finished'

LadyAce says, 'Kaige codes so we ALL can build :P'

Craven says, 'if they didn't have to, you wouldn't be updating areas with those very bells and whistles'

Kaige says to LadyAce, 'that too'

Craven says, 'how much bigger is an area file now then 5 years ago?'

Craven says, 'I bet its considerable'

LadyAce says, 'updates are about keeping something fresh'

Sandra says, 'not every area gets updated with them. If the builder wants to add them, fine. It's not required'

Kaige says, 'depends on the areafile'

Kaige giggles.

Kae says, 'dunno, Hell is 300 rooms, double the size of Malta and half as big file-wise'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Cheap says, 'my point is on that LA, that while you do need skill to fill a volunteer position, you may be required to teach those skills by the very nature of Volunteering being an unpaid thing to do'

Cheyla vaguely recalls something about the builder goals, one of them mentioning all areas using all code things.

Sandra says, 'personally, I don't care if a mob has a pair of socks on and a 3 piece suit. if it's described in their desc, that's plenty for me'

Kae says, 'to a great extent cos we got better tools since then ;)'

Kaige says, 'I was looking at that the other day.. some have increased by over 300K, some are still around 150k with barely 20k added.'

Craven says, 'I'm all about beautiful writing and all that, and I don't think you should lower your goals there'

Craven says, 'I just think building now is a lot harder then it was before'

Kae says to Craven, 'it's actually easier'

Craven says, 'thast why we don't get new areas, because its just so time consuming'

Kaige says to Craven, 'no?'

Craven says, 'no way in HELL did rufus spend a year making india :P'

Craven says, 'working 8 hour days :P'

Kae says, 'there's a lot of things we can just do now that were a pain to figure out and required much testing before'

Craven says, 'but I like india'

Craven says, 'its a nice area'

Kaige says, 'I spent two weeks on Sherwood.. and it sucked.'

LadyAce says, 'I think our eyes get bigger than our stomachs, when it comes to building areas. That's not the same as the standard being high'

Craven says, 'really, I think its pretty popular myself :)'

Kae says, 'well, in fairness' sake, no one ever claimed I was a fast builder'

Kaige says, 'it's been updated a hell of a lot since then too.'

LadyAce says to Kae, 'You and me both.'

Cheap says, 'yeah, sheerwood is definatly the hot spot of the mud, its been that way for a long time'

Chocorua says, 'building now is SOOOOO much easier than it used to be'

Craven says, 'perhaps'

Chocorua says, 'i mesn if kae can handle it .. it has to be'

Chocorua ducks to the ground.

Kaige says, 'it's cause it's the ONLY central axis from both anc and med'

Craven says, 'maybe builders of today just don't compare to builders of yesterday'

Kae grins evilly.

Xena pets Chocorua lovingly.

Kae sucks. So there.

Kaige says, 'maybe I don't have 20 hours a day to devote to it too'

Craven shrugs helplessly.

Chocorua hugs Kae.

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'I'm not sure we can donate several years of our lives teaching someone how to code or write or become creative or fair-minded.'

Kae bounces onto Chocorua's lap.

Xena says to Kaige, 'well, add another 15 hrs to the day and there you go'

Craven says, 'I just find it amazing the amount of time we've went without an area with the huge list of builders, thats all :)'

Cheap says, 'years? come now LA, if someone has played this game for more then 6 months, it would not take years to teach them to be a PR imm'

Craven says, 'admittedly, many have left'

Craven says, 'did anyone pick up the pieces of straussy's area?'

Craven says, 'he said he was pretty far along'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'I think it takes a long time, if not years, to teach someone to be creative.'

LadyAce says to Cheap, 'and creativity & energy are our big test for PR.'

Craven says, 'and visibility :P'

Cheap says, 'yeah, visibility!'

Kaige says, 'no, because he still wants to reapply and finish it himself.'

Craven says, 'ahhh'

Craven says, 'he has to reapply to finish his own area'

Craven says, 'that is power irony'

Kae says, 'you quit, you're back with the other players'

LadyAce says to Craven, 'and time. yea, time is important'

Craven says, 'I guess'

LadyAce says, 'er, that was a comment about PR imm quals.'

LadyAce says, 'not about the straussy thingy'

Craven nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Craven says, 'I guess huginn is cool, so in reality I don't mind if he's the only one around most of the time'

Craven says, 'could be worse :)'

Craven says, 'could be wraith'

Craven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Craven says, 'does he even still exist?'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Craven says, 'sure does'

Craven says, 'wow'

Chocorua says, 'yep'

Cheap says, 'I see wraith the odd time'

Sandra says, 'he's here every saturday morning'

Craven says, 'haven't seen him in years'

Chocorua got email from him!

Craven says, 'we need arkenstone back :P'

Sandra says, 'he's too busy working for microsoft =P'

Craven says, 'pah'

Lorenzo winces in sympathy with Sandra.

Sandra giggles.

Craven says, 'arkenstone rocked...'

Craven sighs loudly.

Kae makes the sign of the cross at Sandra.

Sandra talked to him when she was making Merc and Ark for LoP.

Craven nods solemnly.

Craven says, 'I rememberh popped in a few years ago and said hi'

Cheap says, 'I can see this mud rocking in 30 years when some of these old coders and working coders retire :p'

Kae says to Cheap, 'wanna be rid of us, eh?'

Cheap says, 'nah, just a comment :p'

Craven says, 'rebelous youth'

Cheap snickers softly.

Craven says, 'always think we can do it better'

Cheap says, 'im not that young :p'

Craven says, 'then we take it over and realize....oops'

Cheap says, 'I know I cant do it better'

Craven says, 'I think some people could'

Craven says, 'I am not one of those people'

Craven says, 'I just want vis pr imms :P'

Cheap says, 'I would bang my head against a wall for a week'

Craven says, 'even if I hate them'

Kae bangs her head against her desk quite often.

Kae says, 'usually every time I have to re-read Inferno'

Cheap says, 'why does this stupid thing keep looping and crashing the mud!!!!!!!!!'

Xena says to Kae, 'no wonder you have migranes'

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


Dress Wounds?

Craven says, 'I was curious about dress wounds'

LadyAce says to Craven, 'ask away'

Sandra says to Craven, 'yea?'

Craven says, 'just any eta, hows it going, whatever scraps your willing to throw us'

Craven says, 'the usual :)'

Craven winks suggestively at Sandra.

Craven gnaws on some scraps.

Sandra says, 'well, Let's go with a month. It may be a little longer than that, but that's the minimum'

Craven nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'We have it working mostly. Just need to get the drugs in'

Cheap says, 'wow, is dress wounds goona make people into juicers?'

Sandra says, 'juicers?'

Cheap says, 'you know, drug junkies'

Sandra says, 'oh, nah'

Sandra says, 'think of it as first aid and poultice mixed together'

Spanish-Flea says, 'eew'

Cheap nods solemnly.

Craven says, 'its a way to justify renting affects'

Lorenzo says, 'don't need new skills to make legend players into junkies'

Craven says, 'more people can cure poison :)'

Kaige says, 'got pills and opium already'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Sandra says, 'we may change it some. I have to talk to Huginn and Kaige about some ideas I've had on it'


ETA on Affects Saving Over Rent?

Craven says, 'yeah what about renting affects'

Craven says, 'before christmas?'

Cheap says, 'yeah, i want my blinds to last longer :p'

Sandra says, 'hopefully. that'd be cool'

Kaige says, 'getting there... yeah. found some major bugs with soem of the ways to remove the bad affects this week that no one had mentioned before'


Thoughts on Pure mages?

Cheap says, 'I was wondering if any more thought was put into the pure mage, mind/spirit mages?'

Sandra says, 'not currently. I think we're just trying to get caught up on what we're already working on first'

Cheap says, 'thats to bad, I really like the idea of a pure mage'

Marcel says, 'I do too, but things take time'

Marcel waits patiently.

Xena says to Sandra, 'what're you working on currently?!'

Sandra says, 'dress wound, medicine, finals'

Sandra giggles.

Xena pats Sandra on the head.

Xena says to Sandra, 'you're cute, too bad you're scary'

Sandra says, 'I forget what's next on the list. Probably hitroll'


New Mobs/Hell Ramble

Cheap says, 'personally, Id love for sandra to make a lot more sandra style mobs'

Spanish-Flea says, 'nah, too easy'

Xena says, 'they're challenging!'

Kae waits for people to start talking about KAe mobs.

Kae nods to herself.

Cheap nods his agreement with Kae.

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

Xena says to Kae, 'finish hell and we will :p'

Kae says to Xena, 'am!'

Xena ducks under Sandra.

Spanish-Flea waves a 'Free Kae From Hell' tee.

Kae has a bet to win.

Cheap says, 'but not mobs like bart, thats just overkill'

Sandra says, 'you guys got hte toned down version ;)'

Kae says, 'Hell is not Paris.'

Kae says, 'you won't be able to compare the two areas that way'

Spanish-Flea says, 'well it could be'

Cheap says, 'look, that mob can damcap me 5 times in one round, yeah'

Kae says, 'it could, but then there'd be no point in using 300 rooms on it'

Silk giggles at Kae.

Kae can kill you all in one room.

Xena says to Kae, 'nobody said you didn't go overboard'

Cheap says, 'no, I want a new area that is good for all ages, not just a hoard of pd leveled newbies whining for a cr area'

Silk says to Kae, 'now THAT would be challenging.. but also tedious I think'

Spanish-Flea is gonna shoot himself if it's a 'memorize your way through the maze/double back/tunnel room areas'

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

Kae says, 'Hell is not an all-levels area, sorry'

LadyAce says, 'I took the teensiest look around hell today. I think it's going to be a whole new way for people to think about hell.'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kae says to LadyAce, 'I sure hope so ;)'

Sandra says, 'I've lent Kae some of my evilness'

LadyAce says, 'It's going to knock off some socks while blowing birchbark canoes out of the water :)'

Kae says, 'with or without stupid mobs wearing their stupid belts'

Spanish-Flea pets a small canoe lovingly.

Sandra snickers at Kae nastily.

Spanish-Flea says, 'dont worry baby, nobody's blowing you anywhere'

Spanish-Flea cuddles a small canoe.

Sandra says to Kae, 'did that thing fix the other problem?'

LadyAce says to Kae, 'are the belts behaving now btw?'

Kae says to Sandra, 'I actually haven't had time to test it yet, but I'll cry like a baby if it didn't'

Kae says to LadyAce, 'same...'

Sandra giggles.

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Sandra nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'what, you should build 24/7! :)'

Kae stomps repeatedly on belts.


Sustained Breath and Realism?

Spanish-Flea says, 'first off, I've gotta complain about the sustained breath spell'

Spanish-Flea says, 'you can't meditate, and it's for realism's sake'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I just don't see how you can argue only meditate should be affected if it's supposed to be realistic'

Kaige says, 'there's ways to dispel magic out there..'

Xena says, 'so dispel it and problem's solved'

Spanish-Flea isnt a create

Xena says, 'there's other ways :p'

Kae says, 'there are still ways'

Spanish-Flea could be lvl 15 with the sustained breath spell

Spanish-Flea says, 'assume for a minute a mage doesnt want to lose 1500 mana worth of charmies to dispel, and isn't thirsty due to everybody's favourite addictive item'

Spanish-Flea hugs Suger's chalice.

Kaige says, 'I think there's more a problem with the skill personally, but it's on our list.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'well ok, just to speed it along, I got another point about realism'

Spanish-Flea says, 'when you cast, you withdraw inwards and begin chanting under your BREATH'

Spanish-Flea says, 'with sustain, what breath'

Spanish-Flea says, 'why not just disable magic while you're sustained'

Kaige says, ''under your breath' means you're not saying it out loud.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I mean, it is realism'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and hey, meditation isn't necessarily a breathing exercise, but it was taken as literal'

Spanish-Flea says, 'so as I see it there are two choices: meditate with sustain, or no magic whatsoever with sustain'

Marcel's never faced that choice.

Silk says, 'how often do you really need sustain?'

Xena says, 'why not just go figure out how to dispel it and be done with it?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'bringing about another possibility, can a person with the sustain breath skill meditate?'

Marcel says, 'why not?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's the same principle'

Marcel says, 'well, he can't if he's not breathing, but he can breathe when he's not using the skill'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it just favours constitution based charaters'

Marcel is anything but constitution-based, that's for sure.

Marcel says to Spanish-Flea, 'fear me rarely having more than 35 con on any character :p'

Spanish-Flea says, 'or sustained breath could give immunity to contagious cough or such'

LadyAce says, 'well, I think Kaige really covered this...she said it's on the list of stuff to look at'

Spanish-Flea is just ranting

LadyAce says, 'the topic has come up before on the lists, and it's active in our minds.'

Spanish-Flea doesn't like east side peedee or anything greek for a reason

Kaige says, 'yup. both with looking at the spell making you breathe water and the skill be more holding your breath...'

Xena says to Kaige, 'how do you breathe water?'

Marcel says to Xena, 'carefully'

Kaige says to Xena, 'I don't but we're talking magic right?'

Xena says to Kaige, 'oh right. Something I know nothing of'

Kae breathes brimstone.

Xena says to Kae, 'you're not alive you don't breathe'

LadyAce says, 'well, having a person take on animal traits is a common enough mythological trope :)'

Kaige says, 'if you read the spell msg.. very closely, it says you're switching modes of breathing'

Spanish-Flea says, 'fishies do it'

LadyAce says, 'so a person magically taking on the traits of a fish, or what not'

Spanish-Flea says, 'thats what the fishshape is for'

Spanish-Flea snickers softly.

LadyAce says, 'like those tales about the king with 7 friends, each one with a special power, etc.'

LadyAce shrugs helplessly.

Marcel sprouts gills. Ta da, now just don't stand still lest you suffocate.

LadyAce says, 'magic, magic.'

LadyAce says to Marcel, 'that would be pretty cool, imp'd that way'

Marcel says to LadyAce, 'I'd think so personally'

LadyAce says to Marcel, 'It would give you a kind of psychosis almost, to always have to be moving'

Marcel says, 'sounds more like a shapechanging into a gilled-breather such a shark though'

Xena says, 'that'd be interesting'

Marcel says, 'which brings us into an entirely different, far off in the future game'

Xena says, 'imp it!'

LadyAce says, 'yea, it's in a dream realm :P'

Xena says, 'do it now now now!'

Marcel says, 'oh, shapechanging would be great, but it's not gonna happen before trees, that's for sure'


Perm PKE if You Leave a PKE Clan?

Spanish-Flea says, 'heh, about PKE, if a clan is PKE, if you were to join that clan would that character be permanently PKE whether or not they leave the clan?'

Kaige says, 'yup'

LadyAce says, 'once PKE, you are stuck PKE'

Kaige says, 'you have to be pke to join it'

Marcel says, 'yup'

LadyAce says, 'forever and ever'

Spanish-Flea says, 'ahhh'

Kaige says, 'until you perma or redeem out anyway'

Xena says, 'forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever'

Marcel says, 'that was part of the much revered greatness of oldschool pkill, no bailing out'


What are Clan Hall Guards?

Spanish-Flea says, 'ok, I was also reading the help file on PKE'

Spanish-Flea says, 'what are these PKE clan hall guards'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and why have they never come about'

Kae says, 'nothing'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's on the welcome board'

Kae says, 'they're part of pets, and that's not gonna happen in some time'

Spanish-Flea says, 'bah'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's not message 8'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I forget, it's on there somewhere'

Xena says, 'apparently not'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it was ladyaces guide to housing'

Kae says, 'pets, and with it, mobs for clan halls and houses are another of those female moths'

Kae says, 'in the future'

Kaige says, 'OH!... that... that's pets and hirelings'

LadyAce says, 'well, I'll fix the housing guide then :)'

LadyAce says, 'originally it was thought that they'd go in near to the time, then it was clear that was a tall order for sure'

LadyAce says, 'docs must not reflect that, I'll fix 'em'

Spanish-Flea says, 'why, just little old PKE mobs'

Spanish-Flea wants to start a clan and just bankroll the tarasque as the night watchman

Spanish-Flea snickers softly.

Kaige says, 'good luck.. not very likely to happen'

Spanish-Flea whimpers softly.

LadyAce erases message #6 from the welcome board.

LadyAce says, 'there :) no more allgone'

LadyAce says, 'a lot of the info in it is in the GM guide, so it'll re-appear in an edited form as a helpfile.'

LadyAce says, 'help clan housing now has the info from the welcome post, minus the things that are already in other helpfiles, updated for the present day'


Stupid Newbie Tricks: Do Not Attempt At Home

Spanish-Flea says, 'I have another bug demonstration, just for my personal mental happiness'

Spanish-Flea cannot stop laughing at this bug.

Spanish-Flea licks Huj.

Spanish-Flea says, 'go ahead, report'

Huj says, 'hello'

Huj goes EEK! in distress.

Kaige says, 'if it's about the bane cloak, yes, we know about it.'

Spanish-Flea goes EEK! in distress.

Spanish-Flea says, 'he's dead!'

Spanish-Flea cheers wildly!

Huj sighs loudly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'which imm was it that stole huj's other cloak'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it took me good mana to id the bane for it'

Spanish-Flea mutters under his breath.

Kaige says, 'me because he was clearly abusing a bug.'

Huj says, 'I'm just a lousy experiment'

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Spanish-Flea says, 'how is it abuse'

Spanish-Flea says, 'one round of combat kills him'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he dies every tick'

Spanish-Flea says, 'look he's dead now!'

Kaige says, 'and ignoring when an imm tells you NOT to do something again, is also not a very smart thing to do.'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj blinks.

Kaige says, 'yeah, but if he gets an immort to set him to standing...'

Huj says, 'I am invincible'

Spanish-Flea says, 'no you arent'

Xena says, 'how're you invicible if you can't move?'

Kaige says, 'which he's obviously done before since I'm not as cool as wraith.'

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Spanish-Flea says, 'so wait, how's he invincible?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'we killed him with an operate...twice'

Kaige says, 'It's a waist of immortal time to keep re-fixing a known problem he knows how to avoid.'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj says, 'finally'

Kae says, 'actually, why'd you want to wear an item that kils you in the first place?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'because it's funny'

Huj says, 'it makes me invincible'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I was cracking up for an hour'

Spanish-Flea says, 'no it doesnt'

Huj says, 'I'm dead and still talking to you'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yes, try and kill a mob :P'

Huj joins Spanish-Flea's group.

Spanish-Flea says, 'you survive one round, two if they somehow do zero dmg'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj says, 'Talk about life after death, ah ah?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'the hellmouth spawned you'

Silk says, 'so what happens when you take it off and wear it again?'

Huj says, 'I mean look at me, it says I'm dead.'

Silk looks confused.

Spanish-Flea nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'we were hoping he'd become like a pre-changes homo put he's just turned into a weimaraner/cat/traditional lvl 1 gimpy mob'

Kae says, 'so you were basically hoping to cheat? Oof'

Huj says, 'how do you figure?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'jeez we woulda reported it then'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Spanish-Flea says, 'and how is it exploiting a bug with him, it's impossible to get negative hp above lvl 8ish I think we calculated'

Huj says, 'ya'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he'd be positive hp until lvl 4 anyway'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Spanish-Flea says to Huj, 'I cant take you anywhere you just keep dying'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's like babysitting, except worse'

Silk says, 'I bet some other people are thinnking about the same thing right now.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'enlighten us'

Marcel's still wondering WHY. But then, if someone's idea of fun is repeat death, by all means.

Spanish-Flea is a legend geek, finds all bugs funny

Spanish-Flea really wanted to let huj wander around the paris sewers or something

Silk says, 'why?'

Marcel says, 'enlighten me, why can't he do that without the cloak? He'd still be dying a lot'

Silk nods her agreement with Marcel.

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Spanish-Flea says, 'well just theoretically if it had made him superman'

Silk says to Marcel, 'and prolly just as fast.'

Silk says, 'why you keep waking him?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he could challenge an immortal to PK, and win, I think'

Xena says, 'there's the exploitation of the bug then'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he dies every tick'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj says, 'cause I keep dying'

Silk says, 'so don't you think that waking the dead like that's a bug?'

Xena says, 'yeah but do you lose xp?'

Huj says, 'look at next tick'

Silk giggles.

Spanish-Flea shakes his head.

Huj says, 'just look at my desc in the room'

Spanish-Flea says to Xena, 'it's a harmless bug, if it weren't we'd be sitebanned right now for doing something we'd probably consider career-cappingly funny'

Spanish-Flea says, 'look at huj'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj says, 'We all know about a possum is lying here DEAD>'

Huj says, 'now you can have a player be that way too.'

Kaige says, 'yeah but that's it's long desc... it's not yours.'

Spanish-Flea nods solemnly.

Marcel says, 'gee, lucky me?'

Spanish-Flea nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's a fun bug, like dhole wandering'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Silk says, 'dholes are cute.'

Spanish-Flea nods solemnly.

Huj reports: -3/-3 hp 103/103 mana 102/102 mv.

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Spanish-Flea says, 'I've been working it out, with a bit of luck I can also construct a -movement character'

Spanish-Flea says, 'which would be interesting'

Marcel says, 'lucky you, then you can be dead AND not moving?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'no, still alive'

Huj says, 'Hey I have an idea'

Spanish-Flea says, 'just like permaglue'

Huj says, 'just let the tick go by'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj says, 'How about... when you're dead you can still do the twitch social'

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Huj says, 'I mean it makes sense'

Spanish-Flea rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Huj says, 'and its realistic'

Spanish-Flea rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj says, 'When sleeping you can twitch and snore'

Huj says, 'as I will demonstrate'

LadyAce says, 'it's just a bug :P'

Huj lies down and goes to sleep.

Huj snores loudly.

Huj says, 'ok just snore'

Kae says to LadyAce, 'grant me glue, he can be perma-glued without the effort of making another character'

LadyAce says, 'but should I grant you unglue? :)'

Kae says to LadyAce, 'naw, don't need that'

Spanish-Flea wakes Huj.

Huj yawns.

Huj says, 'this is getting annoying'

Xena says, 'let him sleep or take the damned cloak off'

Huj takes off his Cloak of the Bane Sidhe.

Spanish-Flea says, 'gimmie'

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

Huj shakes his head.

Silk snorts derisively.

Huj says, 'I should be fine now'

Silk says, 'can't here'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he's now permastunned'

Spanish-Flea rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Marcel says, 'lucky him'

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

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's times like this you wanna pray 'wraith, it happened again''

Marcel bets it'll get boring in a few hours.

Spanish-Flea chuckles politely.

Xena snickers at Marcel nastily.

Kaige nods her agreement with Marcel.

Kaige told him not to wear the damn thing again...

Spanish-Flea says to Kaige, 'why'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's like drugs for legend geeks'

Xena says to Kaige, 'leave him like that for a while, make him think before putting it on again'

Marcel says, 'this is your brain on drugs'

Marcel points at a dimensional rift.

Marcel says, 'this is a legend geek on stun'

Marcel points at Huj.

Spanish-Flea says, 'besides if you really wanted to fix it you could just raise the rent on the cloak to 3001, jeez'

Huj slowly gets back to his feet, shaking his head.

Spanish-Flea cheers wildly!

Huj says, 'shame'

Kaige says, 'because I believe that people should take consequences for their actions when they're stupid? I fix them once or twice and tell them not to do it again.. if they don't listen....'

Spanish-Flea rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Spanish-Flea says, 'he woke up, and he's still stunned'

Marcel says, 'bet he's gonna have so much fun that way the next few hours?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'you'd be surprised'

Spanish-Flea says, 'my parents hear my 50 feet away laughing at this the first time'

Spanish-Flea says, 'blah, heard me'

Kae says to Spanish-Flea, 'want glued too for full enjoyment of doing nothing?'

Xena says to Kae, 'i think he does!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'this is better, it's glue of our own doing'

Kae says, 'yup, only fair you fix it yourselves too'

Spanish-Flea looks up into the sky and ponders.

Huj slowly gets back to his feet, shaking his head.

Spanish-Flea says, 'woo, this is starting a pattern'

Xena says, 'you're quick'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I know how to fix huj...I think'

Huj slowly gets back to his feet, shaking his head.

Silk says, 'playeredelete?'

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

LadyAce says, 'well, I could fix his little red wagon, but that's another matter'

Kaige says to LadyAce, 'I think he fixed his own.'

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kaige.

Spanish-Flea says, 'nah we'll figure our own way outta this, worst case he stays idle until the code reboot in 12 hours'

Marcel says, 'so much fun'

Spanish-Flea says to Marcel, 'legend isn't his life, we're just having some fun'

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Spanish-Flea says, 'is somebody casting illusions to him?'

Huj slowly gets back to his feet, shaking his head.

Marcel says, 'that's commonly known as being stunned'

Kaige nods her agreement with Marcel.

Spanish-Flea says, 'see'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he had enough time to say something'

Spanish-Flea says, 'meaning next time he can go ic and let himself regen a hp :P'

Spanish-Flea beams delightedly.

Huj slowly gets back to his feet, shaking his head.

Spanish-Flea says, 'oh yeah'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he can also quit/y!'

Xena says, 'how can you quit y if you're stunned?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'you cant, but now we know'

Silk says, 'I remember when Tad tried to break into an imm office once... and ended up stunned up here forever because he stunned himself on it'

Silk snickers softly.

Marcel snickers softly.

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Marcel says to Silk, 'I remember when Ptah set me to entranced'

Marcel says, 'and didn't tell me how to wake'

Silk says, 'doh.'

Marcel says, 'so I was entranced for 2 hours until someone took pity and told me'

Spanish-Flea says, 'oh oh oh'

Spanish-Flea says, 'entrance me?'

Spanish-Flea tugs on Kaige's sleeve imploringly.

Silk says, 'dang. I heard he's a good guitar players, but sheesh.'

Marcel snickers softly.

Silk says, 'I think she's afk'

Spanish-Flea shrugs helplessly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'anybody?'


Better Keywords on Vials?

Spanish-Flea says, 'just an idea for vials, instead of saying 'g milky' couldn't we say 'g strength' instead?'

LadyAce says, 'we generally only put keywords on an item if it's in the desc of the item'

LadyAce says, 'otherwise, you can end up with keywords on items that people have no way of knowing about'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yeah, but greenish-clear as opposed to just 'refresh'???'

Kae says, 'part of the fun of exploring is finding out what items do'

Spanish-Flea says, 'maybe some perc to having herblore'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like being able to do that, since you can find out what a herb does anyway'

LadyAce says, 'yea, it does sound like a tricky way to know what a vial can do, too'

Huj says, 'Ya, can you make easier keywords'

Kae quickly spams q str, bless, armor, dispel -- oh, that one is dispel, how nice.

Huj says, 'I mean some names are so ridiculous'

Spanish-Flea says, 'expecially mixed vials, which are uber useless'

LadyAce says, 'use idea to suggest missing keywords on items'

Xena says, 'why not just do uh q vial :p'

Huj says, 'blue-violet or something'

LadyAce says, 'or bug I mean'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Huj says, 'or pink-tinted'

Spanish-Flea gets a doubledbluedblue vial

Silk says, 'quaff vial is hard?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I carry many vials'

Silk says, 'quaff 3.vial is hard?'

Huj says, 'some people have 10 vials'

Marcel says, 'only if you don't take the cork off'

Silk says, 'only up to 3 extra chars on vial then...'

Huj says, 'You can't be bothered to count the vial number if its a life or death situation'

Marcel says to Spanish-Flea, 'do like everyone else, keep the spares in bags where you know where you have what'

Spanish-Flea says, 'the entire point of vials is no skill lag in pk'

Silk says, 'different places for different uses...'

Marcel says, 'there's no skill lag for q vial for cure blind or 2.vial for dispel, and the other non-pk affects in bags'

Silk says, 'not that I personally know anything about filthy magic'

Kaige says, 'eek. is it really that late? I need to go check on Elena.'

Kaige sighs loudly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'yeah'

Spanish-Flea will save his questions for later

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce says, 'well, I guess that does that! :) we're all done, thank you all for coming!'

LadyAce gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Marcel tips his hat to LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'wow is it late!'

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 Why when I have high con, do I get stunned more often and for longer on double-stuns than a person with lower con?
It's really gonna depend what you're going against as well as how high your own constitution is whether you get stunned yourself. Also, it's completely random who gets a longer stun count if you double-stuns.
o There is a rumor going around that fighttype verbose supposedly causes less lag than compact... any truth to this at all?
Rufus says that from his tests, he couldn't really discern a quantifiable discrepancy between the two. They both went through the same bottleneck function. Fighttype NONE does radically reduce lag (but it's also rather disconcerting).
o Since affects are going to save over rent, perhaps merchants or innkeepers should sell bandages 24 hours, even if they're not normally open a particular hour?
You may want to explore more and note where you can already find things like this. There are 48 bandage sellers in the game: 15 in ancient, 24 in medieval, and 9 in industrial. Only 7 of these bandage sellers aren't open 24 hours.
o How about an escrow service mob for very large sales? I mean, currently someone has to 'trust' the other person first and give the payment or item, and hope the other doesn't run off without completing the transaction.
Short of a feedback system a la e-Bay or advogato, learning who to trust and who not to is difficult to code and should be part of the community. Yes, it sucks to be the one to get burned, but word of mouth reputations are the hardest to overcome... both good and bad. Write losers like that up on the news board, spread the word.
o Should <insert liquid source here> be allowed to be major poisoned, pkillers aren't the only ones that use it.
Some wells have a natural chance of poison, so it isn't always a case of pkillers. Gives reasons to have the ability to ASSESS POISON and to PURIFY, doesn't it?
o Why cant i repair my gold bracelet with a gold bracelet?
It could be an old one, which was flagged with the wrong material type. If you're not sure why mend and repair aren't working for an item with what you think is an appropriate material to fix it with, check them both with the APPRAISE skill (and soon IDENTIFY ITEM will also work) to see if it's mostly made of what you think it is.
o On the news board it states there are 4 appends for the post entitled 'looking for a grendel's head' when there are only 3 viewable appends.
This is a known issue. It will appear this way because of one of two things: it could be someone is still writing it or someone dropped link while appending. The reason it shows up as an extra append before one exists is there is a single file that tracks the author/title, post time and the number of appends that gets updated when the append command is issued, but can get out of synch when the above two conditions happen.
o Can we have a clan command that would allow you to view the information from a single clan. For example, in order to view the information about Wardens one could type Clans Wardens, rather than looking through clans all, or clans pk.
The CLANS command, with the syntax suggested, does just that when you use the keyword of an individual clan after it.
o While sleeping in the Tara area, occasionally there is a dream message that includes the sentence "The Sidhe who dwells here has no love of mortals." Seems like "Sidhe" in this sentence makes more sense as plural, not singular.
Sidhe is one of those strange words that is the same in both singular and plural form.
o Mending should give you a couple tries before it goes from slightly damaged to falling apart.
It really all depends on the item in question. An item that is more durable will take more damage and remain at the same condition longer. This is because the condition levels are reporting percentages of damage the item can take.

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