Lecture Series Index

August 28th, 2003

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Code Update for This Week?
What Merits Character Lock?
What's This "looks different" Message?
What's a Daemon?
Mobacts Vs Roomacts?
Changes to Hunt Lag
Changes for Dex Coming?
Bonuses for 100 in a Stat?
Bug With Walls?
Dex and Flee?
Changes with Elf Game Sunday?
Progress with PKHealing?
Changes for Sustained Breath?
Progress on Steal?
When's the PK Tourney in Sept?
Originality in Descriptions?

Additional Topics Answered

General Suggestions/Questions

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Code Update for This Week?

Sana says, 'where is the code update! :p'

Kaige says, 'with huginn, he's been doing them now'

Sana says, 'thats where I get all my question fodder'

Sana slaps herself - that looks really strange!

LadyAce says, 'patience :)'


What Merits Character Lock?

FlyingFox says, 'how does one go about getting a character locked?'

Kaige doesn't recommend it as a career choice.

Sandra says, 'it's a punishment'

Kaige winks suggestively at FlyingFox.

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

FlyingFox says, 'well I've avoided it up til now'

FlyingFox says, 'but I was curious'

Kaige says, 'help violations pretty much explains the easy ways.'

FlyingFox says, 'I've never drifted past the point of no return'

Rush laughs.

Kaige congratulates FlyingFox on a job well done.

LadyAce says, 'it's for extreme cases or repeated problems, really'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige nods her agreement with LadyAce.

FlyingFox says, 'you gotta really want to not play here anymore basically'

Sandra says, 'or be really stupid ;)'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Sandra.

Rush says, 'or to have screwed up a lot of little times so everyone jumps your case for every little thing'

Sandra says, 'most of the ones we've locked have been really stupid'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sana says, 'that statement is flawed sandra *i've* never been locked an i'm *really* *really* stupid, and a troublemaker!'

FlyingFox is mollified.

Kaige says to Rush, 'I'd say if they're jumping on every little thing, then likely all the times before weren't so little either... but also likely a matter of perspective'

Sana says, 'well, ex-trouble maker maybe..'

Sandra giggles at Sana.

Sana peers at herself myopically.

Rush says, 'i'm thinkin perspective'

Rush giggles.

FlyingFox says to Sana, 'well just imagine how bad they are there'

Rush says, 's'ok'

Rush says, 'i've never been more than warned'

Kaige smiles at Rush.


What's This "looks different" Message?

Myrella says, 'I've noticed the past while I've gotten this message about the place I'm travelling looking different....'

Sandra says, 'xp rooms'

Myrella says, 'xp rooms? how? I doubt there is more than 1 or two I havent hit'

Kaige says, 'newish system where explore experience is not all static?'

Kaige grins evilly.

Sandra says, 'some areas have a daemon that wanders around giving random exp in different rooms. They aren't all set places anymore'

FlyingFox says, 'awesome'

Sandra nods her agreement with FlyingFox.

Myrella says, 'Ah I see but not as much as the fixed ones I see'

LadyAce says, 'so you might get that area's xp from a different room on each char you go there with'

FlyingFox says, 'are they all new or have you removed some static one and made them roaming?'

Sandra says, 'both'

FlyingFox says, 'rock and roll'

Kaige pretty much was adding those where there weren't static ones first.

Kaige says, 'on my areas anyway'

Myrella says, 'well I've gotten 1 in [each era so far]'

Myrella smiles happily.

Sandra smiles happily.

Sana says, 'but more importantly, they arent gonna wander onto major paths are they? I can just imagine trying to do rudh and leveling up from a wandering xp room, then i'd have to perma cause im anal'


What's a Daemon?

Sana says, 'what's a daemon? sounds like something outta pokemon'

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'an invisible control mob'

Sandra says, 'that, in my area, mostly pisses me off. But they do hidden things, basically =P'

LadyAce says, 'it's a term from server technology'

Sana peers at herself myopically.

Sana nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'the process that runs a service is often called a daemon'

Kaige says to Sana, 'kinda avoid the point of random, doesn't it?'

LadyAce says, 'web servers have a central daemon, httpd, for example, etc.'

Sana mutters under her breath.

Myrella says, 'Pfft try getting rudh at lvl 39 :P'

Sana says, 'ill just start multing myself at 25 then hehe.'

Myrella pets herself in full view of everybody!

Sandra giggles.

Sana says, 'ick'

Sana says, 'no'

Sana says, 'I have to wash my eyes just from reading that'

Sandra says, 'I got it at 50 on 2 chars =P course, it wasn't in when they hit 50'

Myrella says, 'fear my 2 tick vanish!'

Myrella flexes her bulging, impressive muscles.


Mobacts Vs Roomacts?

FlyingFox says, 'I remember hearing/being told once that uh the mob acts system in this place are so good they are better then room acts.... is that true or am I living in a dream land filled with little happy people and stuff'

Sana says, 'that was a foul rumor spread by mobbor the rogue builder'

LadyAce says, 'there are a lot more things you can do with mobs than you can do with rooms, yes.'

Kaige says, 'our mob acts are more flexible than our room acts... or are you thinking some comparison to an outside system?'

Kaige says, 'like mobprogs?'

Sandra says, 'rooms are catching up though'

FlyingFox says, 'I think in comparison to other muds'

LadyAce says, 'mobs can wait :)'

Kaige says, 'prolly thinking mobprogs then...'

Kaige says, 'I dunno if "better" but definitely tailored to our needs'

Kaige giggles.

FlyingFox says, 'like the vant quest was actually all performed by an invis mob, not by room acts or something'

Kaige says, 'likely, a lot of things are controlled by invis mobs...'

FlyingFox nods solemnly.

FlyingFox says, 'ok... I'm mollified again'

Sandra says, 'the baseball game, for example, is mostly mob controlled'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sana says, 'ohh sounds creepy. Perverted invisible mobs...especially considering how much sleep is involved in that quest'

Sandra says, 'the evil thing that it is'

Sana says, 'stalkermud'

Sana looks up into the sky and ponders.

Rush looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'I can count about 168 invis control mobs with the name daemon... that's not counting ones loaded more than once... or ones that don't have that name.'

Rush says, 'i'm not sure how comfy i am with the idea of invis mobs wandering round'

Rush shudders.

Kaige says, 'then again.. some like the buoy are out in plain sight.'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Kaige.

Rush says, 'staring at me in the tubby'

Sana nods her agreement with Rush.

Sandra giggles.

Sana says, 'exactly'

Kaige says, 'without them.. you couldn't get back from the ooc to the same room you left it...'

Kaige says, 'well, I guess you could nowadays... but not when the ooc was built'

Rush says, 'which means they watch me occ too!'

Rush faints.

Sandra says, 'and you couldn't trans to certain areas'

Sandra says, 'or even rent in certain inns ;)'

Kaige says, 'whee! no more sherwood to britain trans.. and no sherwood to london trans.. Let's Rip 'em all!'

Kaige throws her head back and cackles gleefully!

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says, 'just kidding.'

Kaige scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Rush says, 'people still use the sherwood to britain trans?'

Vulturus giggles.

Myrella says to Rush, 'why is there a better way?'

FlyingFox says, 'so when the big change with hunt goes in, as in they change it so you can only hunt where that person actually walked, what will you do with things like the buoy'

Sandra says, 'have it randomly attack Zandy'

FlyingFox cheers for Sandra - huzzah!

Rush cheers for Sandra - huzzah!

Myrella chuckles politely.

Kaige says, 'leave it there as it has it's own function for why it's there in the first place'

Sandra giggles.

FlyingFox says, 'what is the function of the buoy?'

Sana says, 'it bobs in the water'

Kaige says, 'it actually announces ships/people coming in and out of the harbor'


Changes to Hunt Lag

Kaige says, 'oh.. speaking of changes to hunt... shall I go ahead with our newest thoughts on it for the short-term?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Huginn nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'spill the beans!'

LadyAce giggles.

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Kaige.

Kaige says, 'ok hunt change: instead of that long, arduous 2 combat round lag when you type hunt...'

Kaige says, 'we were playing around with putting a small delay on each time you get the "trail leads..." messages'

Rush goes EEK! in distress.

Rush says, 'no'

Vulturus says, 'that would be neat'

Rush says, 'pleas dun'

Huginn says to Rush, 'don't worry its not bad'

Sandra says, 'wait and listen to the entire thing ;) It's not bad'

Rush laughs.

Rush says, 'surry'

Kaige says, 'the length of the delay would be based on the quality of the trail -- so "poor trail"s would take longer to track than ones where they're closer"'

Kaige says, 'so as you approach your victim, you actually go through the motions faster.'

FlyingFox says, 'how long would these waits be'

Kaige comforts Cheyla.

Rush says, 'compared to the current wait, how long would the longest wait be?'

Kaige says, 'the longest is less than a combat round'

Rush nods solemnly.

Sana says, 'if the wait on a bad trail is over like 1 second won't it totally kill hunt for moving targets? :P unless the target gets lost like a dork...'

FlyingFox says, 'thats kinda cool'

Vulturus says, 'sounds excellent idea'

Rush says, 'i wonder tho ...'

FlyingFox says, 'gives fighters a chance in PK again'

Sandra says, 'it's pretty neat really.'

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Rush says, 'someone with a good hunt can hunt from really far away, so wouldn't that take forever to get close enough to speed it back up?'

Vulturus says, 'that hunt lag was a killer for fighters'

Huginn says, 'I doubt you'll be able to chase someone down who is really fast but on the other hand that means they have to keep running instead of stopping and doing something else :-)'

Kaige says, 'I was chasing Huginn earlier on my testmud... he was logged into my machine, so I had little lag (at least from the net) and he pulled away from me, but if he wasn't completely all out pretyping I caught up'

Kaige says, 'but I don't think it'll be that different on here either'

Sandra flew on by.

Drakkon grins evilly at Sandra.. wonder what he's thinking...

FlyingFox says to Rush, 'think of it like rolling down a mountain'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'I wasn't hunting you'

Sandra says, 'well true'

Drakkon says, 'People like me pretype in one general direction anyway even when they're hunting'

FlyingFox says to Rush, 'the closer you get the fast it gets, and like yeah, the adrenaline =P'

Drakkon says, 'Once you know the mud well enough you can kind of judge where a person is going'

Kaige nods her agreement with FlyingFox.

Sana says, 'so there will be no lag besides the finding the trail tho right? none of this 4 thousand hour lag by the time you can move again they are transed crap eh?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Drakkon.

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Rush says, 'maybe it would be better to base the wait on perc'

Kaige says, 'yeah it really gave a sense of suspense when I was using autohunt and the message started coming faster'

Rush says, 'i'm just thinking aloud'

Kaige says, 'it already is in a sense based on perc'

Sandra says, 'nah I like the distance idea better. Even still, higher perc gets a better trail faster than lower perc'

Vulturus nods solemnly.

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Sandra.

Rush says, 'really? i dun think i knew that'

Vulturus says, 'is a real good idea'

Kaige says, 'it is already because the "distance" is based on a percentage of your max hunt range'

Sandra says, 'so if you get an idea of where they're going, speedwalk to a closer trail then hunt'

Kaige says, 'which is determined by perc'

Rush says, 'i just dun like the idea of spending like, MINUTES typing a dir, wait, type, wait, blah'

FlyingFox says to Sandra, 'wouldnt it be a good idea to give us a command to break a hunt trail then?'

LadyAce says, 'well, the idea is to make it less painful than it is now.'

Sandra says, 'hunt self will break the trail'

Rush nods her agreement with LadyAce.

FlyingFox looks up into the sky and ponders.

Rush says, 'or go one wrong dir'

LadyAce says, 'It sounds like a method worth a try, and you can let us know what you think when it goes in :)'

FlyingFox says to Sandra, 'and there would be no skill lag on hunt anymore right'

Kaige says to FlyingFox, 'like north/south/east/west/up/down whichever one that's not on the list?'

Sandra nods her agreement with FlyingFox.

Huginn shakes his head in disagreement.

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Kaige.

Sandra says, 'just like there was before'

Huginn says, '1 pulse'

Sandra says, 'there'll still be that little pulse lag like before this one was put in'

Chocorua says, 'normal skill lag'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'this IS the skill lag on it.. but not all in one initial stop in your tracks for infinity and hope the server isn't crashing lag'

Jasra says, 'what was the question asked, out of curiousity?'

Sana snickers softly.

Kaige says to Sandra, 'actually no... it's all incurred when you get the trail message'

FlyingFox says, 'this may sound anal or something, but when I'm hot on a trail, I dont wanna have to go one way the other way then come back'

Sana says, 'havent been able to use hunt since that change came in, makes me cry'

Vulturus says, 'that is brilliant idea'

Sandra says, 'I mean when you hunt self to turn it off'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Sandra.

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Jasra says, 'what was the question?'

Sana says, 'there wasnt a question'

Vulturus says to Jasra, 'changes to hunt is topic'

Jasra nods solemnly.

Kaige says to Jasra, 'we were talking about a change to how the lag on hunt is going to work... instead of all at once when you first type hunt... it'll be broken up based on the quality of the trail when you get that message.'

Kaige says, 'so the closer you are the less delay you'll have in finding which way they went...'

Jasra says, 'yeah i was going to ask about the lag on hunt'

Kaige says, 'the colder the trail.. the longer it'll take, but the max is still less than a full fight round'

Kaige says, 'won't go in tomorrow, but likely next week'

Vulturus says, 'at least put some skill back in avoiding to get hunted down'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Vulturus.

Huginn nods solemnly.

FlyingFox says, 'makes sure you cant do things like stop and cure crit'

FlyingFox says, 'and then keep runnin'

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Vulturus shudders.

Chocorua says, 'if you can get far enough away you could cure crit'

FlyingFox nods solemnly.

Huginn nods his agreement with Chocorua.

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Kaige nods her agreement with Chocorua.

FlyingFox says, 'but you'd have to be haulin'

Kaige nods her agreement with FlyingFox.

Sana says, 'or you could just be a real man and not need to run and heal in the first place'

Kaige says, 'and prepared to haul again'

Vulturus says, 'but is gotta be a far away..now 3 rooms away :)'

FlyingFox says, 'you cant run five rooms away and cure crit'

Cheap says, 'why not?'

Cheap says, 'I do it all the time'

Sana nods her agreement with Cheap.

Vulturus says, 'hanging it'

Sana says, 'I usually go a very very short distance'

Vulturus winks suggestively at Cheap.

Chocorua says, 'because kaige took an idea i had and implemented it'

Kaige says, 'the delay for that short a distance for the hunter isn't going to be that great'

Chocorua hugs Kaige.

Vulturus says, 'they changing it again'

FlyingFox says to Sana, 'I just beat them down and let them run away from me'

Kaige says, 'when I was chasing huginn on my testmud, I could see when I was catching up to him and he was pulling away again'

Cheap says, 'ill run, at most 5 or 6 rooms away, and not always in the same direction, by the time they hunt me, ive got two cures in easy'

Vulturus nods his agreement with Cheap.

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Cheap.

Vulturus says to Cheap, 'that's why they changing it'

FlyingFox says to Cheap, 'well no longer!'

Kaige says to Cheap, 'for a week, maybe'

Sandra says, 'that's gonna change next week'

Cheap says, 'ahh'

Cheap says, 'to what?'

FlyingFox laughs.

Cheap says, 'late comers want to know :P'

FlyingFox says, 'I'll tell ya over tell'

Cheap says, 'ok'

Kaige thanks FlyingFox heartily.

Cheap says, 'hit me'

Sana says, 'they are instituting an imm ride service instead of hunt'

Sana winks suggestively at Cheap.

Cheap throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Kaige says, 'if only Tad was still around.'

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

Sandra giggles.

Sana says, 'ya ya get moving faster zandy or taste my whip again! ya!'

Cheap says, 'I like the hunt idea, but Id have to see it in action before I could really comment'


Changes for Dex Coming?

Vulturus says, 'i don't believe i would said something like that in Legendmud..but i think atm dex is undeprowered'

Sandra giggles.

FlyingFox smirks.

Vulturus says, 'any feeling about it?'

Vulturus says, 'i can make a power hitter with 40 dex'

Sana says, 'dex had a good run'

Vulturus nods his agreement with Sana.

Sana says, 'actually yeah im totally gonna back up vult on that second part'

Sandra says, 'yea, that's a problem with hitroll. Not so much dex being bad'

Cheap says, 'look at me'

Sana says, '100 str 80 dex hitter of mine got kicked the turds outta (not in a fight between them..) by some loser with like 30 dex'

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Kaige says to Cheap, 'yeah, the numbers behind it aren't totally in stone or anything, but a place to start from'

FlyingFox says, 'dex had a nice 8 year reign of terror'

Vulturus giggles.

Myrella says, 'so on that timeline in 16 more years will be back to dex'

FlyingFox says, 'its time for it to step aside and let the Con/Str fighters of the world be powerful'

Myrella laughs.

Huginn says, 'we'll be looking at dex's defensive powers'

Cheap says, 'seriously, when a high mind high con cause mage can damcap in mobkill or pkill, there has to be something wrong there eh?'

Sana says, 'I think you either didn't gimp dam/hitroll gears enough, or you need to add to what each point of str/dex gives you for dam/hit'

Vulturus says, 'or give some bonus to dex'

Sandra says, 'we changed the gear fine. Though I'm seriously pondering getting rid of the old hit/dam items like we did the hp stuff. It's the stats themselves'

FlyingFox nods solemnly.

Cheap says, 'that would be cool kinda'

Cheap says, 'though you would see a lot of pissed players'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Myrella bursts into tears at the sight of Dr. Ruth's Guide to Good Sex.

Cheap says, 'but personally, I do better with the new gear'

Myrella says, 'my poor horn'

Chocorua says, 'dex still has a lot of advantages number wise ...'

Vulturus says, 'should do that i agree'

Sana says, 'I just wanna see 100 str 80 dex out hit 94 str 40 dex horn horn gloves ring ring persons yanno?'

Sana sniffles quietly.

Sandra says, 'yea, but it's easier to figure out where the problems are'

FlyingFox says, 'I had a 100 dex 100 con PKiller and yeah, he was a pile of garbage, but I nudged his str up and knocked his dex around a lot, not I'm competing with the big boys again'

Vulturus says, 'but still i can make a power hitter with new gear anyway'

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Vulturus.

Vulturus pokes Cheap in the ribs.

Vulturus says, 'look at him'

Cheap says, 'what'

Sandra says, 'yea, I can too. But we can't get a good idea of the problem with the old stuff still there'

Cheap peers at himself myopically.

Vulturus smiles at Cheap.

Cheap says, 'I allready said I was unbalanced'

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Cheap says, 'what more do you want!'

Sana laughs.

Vulturus says to Cheap, 'i mean that you have only new eq'

Myrella says, 'is there really that much old stuff still in use?'

Cheap says, 'yeah, only new eq'

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'yea there's a fair bit'

Cheap says, 'the old stuff is crap really'

Rush says, 'old stuff should get wiped'

Vulturus says, 'it should'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Rush says, 'and i'm not just saying that because i DTed all mine!'

Cheap says, 'Id rather have a couple new luckstones then a couple old horns'

Sana says, 'it should not :p'

Rush ducks to the ground.

Chocorua says, 'wiping old eq isn't as easy as yuo might think'

Vulturus nods his agreement with Cheap.


Bonuses for 100 in a Stat?

FlyingFox says, 'is there any bonus to actually having 100 in any particular stat?'

FlyingFox says, 'as in, is having 100 over 99 any more significant then having 99 over 98'

Huginn says, 'not appreciably'

Chocorua says, 'there is no drastic change no'

Sandra says, 'not even close to how it used to be, no ;)'

Chocorua says, 'i think we stomped most of those out'

Cheap says, 'any thoughts on changing it to be that way?'

FlyingFox says, 'that seems to be a bad thing....'

Lorenzo says, 'rounding errors, maybe?'

Sandra says, 'it used to be that if you had less than 100, it wasn't so great'

Lorenzo giggles.

Sandra says, 'then we changed it to this system, which is much better'

Sandra says, 'imo, anyway'

Rush says, 'i like it this way ... less focus on being perfect in a stat means more diversity in chars'

FlyingFox says, 'but it makes my score look all messy'

Sana nods her agreement with Rush.

FlyingFox says, 'all sorts of oddball numbers in there'

Cheap nods his agreement with FlyingFox.

Sana says, 'cept, more diversity in characters means more people crying when skill reqs get upped :p'

Sandra says, 'if you had 90 of something, having 99 would be the same. Way back when. Was a waste of stats oftentimes'

Sana ducks to the ground.

FlyingFox nods his agreement with Sandra.


Bug With Walls?

Sana says, 'whats with walls!'

Sana says, 'I wanna come outta hiding finally, and the welcome board said I could, but they is still busted'

Sana says, 'but not always busted, like half busted, its freaky!'

Chocorua says, 'how so?'

Kaige says, 'you mean the pke/pkok bug that's been in the logs for a while now?'

Sana nods her agreement with Kaige.

Sandra says, 'well, if it isnt' always, then we're making progress ;)'

Sana says, 'in 2 fights in the same 2 hours with the same pkok guy he walked thru walls once, and got stopped once'

Chocorua says, 'thought i mostly took care of that'

Vulturus says, 'they work sometime..sometime don't work'

Lorenzo giggles at Sandra.

Kaige says, 'have you had problems since last Friday? If so,... bug 'em'

Sana says, 'actually the second time, when he got stopped by the wall, we werent fighting we were xp running..'

Chocorua says, 'did he have see invis once?'

Sana says, 'nope'

LadyAce says, 'I've heard a few folks saying that they worked sometimes and not at others, and everyone swore to turn in a bug report about what happened.'

Chocorua says, 'i'm the one who "fixed" them ...'

LadyAce says, 'so go report it :P'

Vulturus says, 'it is possible that don't work on flee?'

Sana says, 'I can't do bug reports, I get all nervous'

Vulturus says, 'if i remember right when they didn't work i was fleeing'

Sana says, 'well I just had him ehadbutt me so I was sure to have a timer and him too then I made one and he went on thru'

Chocorua says, 'hmm my change was in the basic check for walls'

LadyAce says, 'don't be nervous ... it's the same people reading them that you're talking to now :)'

Sana says, 'then I was killing matrix or somebody and made a wall, and he got stopped dead'

Huginn pokes The mighty spear Gungnir.

Huginn says, 'don't be nervous!'

Sana says to LadyAce, 'yeah but now I am right here, and can see your not all making jokez about my grammor!'

Sandra says, 'we might be'

Sandra giggles.

Sana says, '...'

Sana says, 'damn imm channels'

Sandra snickers softly.

Vulturus comforts Sana.

Chocorua says, 'i cant fix it again if i don't knwo who you were fighting and what happened'

Sana says to Vulturus, 'everyone is out to get me I swear'

Kaige says, 'yeah, but if you bug it, we don't forget to look at the problem'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Chocorua says, 'need details for testing'

Sana says, 'well, lemme see if I actually logged it, otherwise ill have to test it out again'

LadyAce says, 'You can't live your life in fear of what people are saying in their heads about you ... you'll never be able to walk down the streete :)'

Vulturus nods his agreement with Chocorua.

Kaige says, 'besides, if the typos/grammar/english is bad enough, I fix it before the coders/builders/etc see 'em'

Chocorua says, 'and well since i didn't do it right last time apparently maybe someone else will look at it too'

Sana laughs.

Sana says, 'heheh'

Rush says, 'either that or you'll spend yer life on the net playing text based games'

Sana nods her agreement with Rush.

Sana hugs herself in front of everyone - what a narcissist!


Dex and Flee?

Vulturus says, 'uhm well more than a question..was a proposal about the dex enhancement'

Vulturus says, 'one thing that dexie do well is fleeing'

Vulturus says, 'but atm everyone flees...you can just spam it'

Vulturus says, 'and flee easy'

Vulturus says, 'what about putting lag on failed flees?..failed only'

Rush says, 'dunno about that'

Sana says, 'I hope this sentence doesn't end with "give flee a lag"'

Sana says, 'ack!'

Sana says, 'I knew it'

Chocorua says, 'i think we got another idea for flee'

Vulturus says, 'like an oppurtinity attack'

Rush says, 'my newb takes about 15 tries to flee'

Chocorua says, 'though its still being worked on'

Sana nods her agreement with Rush.

Sana shudders.

LadyAce giggles at Sana.

Vulturus giggles.

Vulturus says, 'well i think flee needs fixing'

Sandra says, 'Personally, I'd rather see dex's defenses boosted some rather than a flee lag. But I think that any change is going to be a process'

Huginn says, 'we were just discussing flee'

Vulturus says, 'at 50 level si too easy'

Vulturus says, 'to flee with 30 dex even'

Cheap says, 'I flee easily'

Vulturus nods his agreement with Cheap.

Cheap says, 'even though I have to type it about 12 times'

Sana says, 'how about a lag after flee, that is deducted by your dex? so a chubby con punk sits there for a while, but a dexer flees and runs off?'

Vulturus says, 'my point exaclty'

Vulturus says, 'right'

Vulturus says, 'lag is only on failed flee'

Vulturus says, 'dexie always flee at first try'

Chocorua says, 'ya already get penalised for failing'

Sana says, 'noo, on successful would be better :p'

Vulturus snickers softly.

Vulturus says, 'nah you can spam it back again'

Vulturus says, 'when i want to flee i type flee 10 times'

Vulturus says, 'i can assure only one time i stay there getting pounded'

Chocorua says, 'thast gottem me killed more than it works'

Cheap says, 'really?'

Cheap says, 'its the only way to flee'

Cheap says, 'for me anyway'

Sana says, 'when a fight is going so bad for me I need to spam a million flees, I just die with *some* dignity left..'

Vulturus says, 'my newbye at 18 dex always flee'

Cheap says, 'spam flee/clear'

LadyAce says, 'I think it's something we're pondering changes to -- you could put your ideas on discussion, so that you can elaborate on them further'

Rush says, 'good karma'

Vulturus nods his agreement with Cheap.

Vulturus nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Rictor says, 'flee is about the only bonus dexies have left'

Vulturus says, 'right'

Cheap says, 'I think spam flee should stay, else the poor newbies/lowbies'

Huginn says, 'that's not true'


Changes with Elf Game Sunday?

Kaine says, 'Any major changes happening with the elf game coming up?'

Cheap says, 'theres an elf game coming up?'

Cheyla says, 'not really'

LadyAce says, 'type events :)'

Cheap says, 'sweet!'

Cheap cheers for Cheyla - huzzah!

Sana says, 'oh'

Cheap says, 'bah, cant cheer for kae'

Cheyla says, 'tried to fix their poofing in the middle of a fight again, but other than that, i don't think much is different from the last run'

Vulturus giggles.

Vulturus claps for Cheyla approvingly.

Cheyla says, 'dunno, been so long since we ran one, i forget what all changed'

Kaine nods solemnly.


Progress with PKHealing?

Cheap says, 'since there has been progress on walls, whats the current word on pk healing?'

Huginn says, 'nothing new'

Chocorua points at Huginn.

Chocorua says, 'all his!'

Cheap says, 'is it next in line?'

Chocorua says, 'not me!'

Kaige says, 'hoping to make sure the first one works I think'

Huginn says, 'yes'

Cheap says, 'great'


Changes for Sustained Breath?

Sana says, 'oh yeah, whats up with meditate and sustained breath? 'Cause there isn't always a create to dispel you, and its annoying to have to rent it out and lose your preps orbs food etc, tells, flags, women..yanno'

Sana pants.

Sana spits on the ground.

Sana says, 'is that being worked on, I mean'

Chocorua says, 'on the list'

Sandra says, 'there are items to dispel you'

Cheap says, 'and renting out may not be an alternative when and if you guys change that'

Huginn says, 'we'll be making the skill so that it turns off..'

Huginn says, 'but not the spell'

Cheap says, 'I agree with that'

Cheap says, 'but I also thought a counter spell would be nice'

LadyAce says, 'this is on discussion, too -- as a thing that is on the list :)'

Sandra says, 'I suggest running to that place with that thing that sits there and dispels ;)'

LadyAce says, 'so that's a good place to put all your ideas about what you'd rather see'

Kaige giggles at Sandra.

Cheap says, 'I did :)'

Sandra giggles.

LadyAce is a discussion board cheerleader today!

Vulturus cheers for LadyAce - huzzah!

Cheap says, 'I check that thing daily, sometimes more then once'

LadyAce reads it like, every day, and she needs new things to read.

LadyAce giggles.

Sana says, 'im too stoopid to know of things that dispel for me'


Progress on Steal?

Sana says, 'already asked about healing and walls, how is steal coming?'

Kaige says to Sana, 'on the list afther those are done with respect to pke and pkok'

Chocorua says, 'once walls work then healing steal should be easy'


When's the PK Tourney in Sept?

Dolor says, 'okay, just wondering if we get any kind of information on when in september that whole PK tourney's gonna be'

Cheap says, 'don't bother showing up, its a lock'

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

Vulturus snickers at Cheap nastily.

Huginn rolls around laughing at Cheap's joke.

Cheap grins evilly.

Cheap says, 'hey, im arrogant, what can I say'

LadyAce says, 'I'm not sure what day it'll be, I need to go over my personal calendar first.'

Huginn says, 'I'm sorry would be a good start'

Sana says, 'thats your best tactic cheap? trick people into not coming so you win by default!?'

Cheap says, 'never!'

Dolor says, 'allrighty, thought I'd ask.'

LadyAce says, 'a weekend, for sure.'

Cheap says, 'if you can't take a joke, then Ill feel sorry, but not for what I did, for you'

Vulturus says, 'don't allow helaing scrolls in tourney!'

Cheap says, 'what'

Cheap says, 'what'

Vulturus ducks under Cheap.

Huginn says, 'that would be funny'

Cheap peers at Vulturus, looking him up and down.

Sana laughs.

Sana says, 'I can see cheaps heart skipping..'

Cheap says, 'I changed my gear around to be able to save one more of those'

Cheap snickers softly.

Dolor says, 'Spiffy. If it's a weekend, you can't make the tourney happen while I'm at work. Unless you're planning for midnight anyway'

Cheap says, 'acctually, I might not show up as cheap, so there'

Vulturus giggles at Cheap.

Kaine tips his hat gallantly.

LadyAce says, 'no, won't be midnight :)'

LadyAce says, 'won't be morning, I don't get up that early on weekends'

Cheap says, 'I like the 4pm starts on your gangwar tourneys LA'

Vulturus nods solemnly.

Sana says, 'why not? theme can be "endurance caffeine and aussies!"'

Sana nods to herself.

LadyAce giggles.

Vulturus giggles at Sana.

Sana says, 'nevermind'


Originality in Descriptions?

Cheap says, 'hey, can I ask a question about rules?'

LadyAce says, 'sure can'

Cheap says, 'sweet'

Cheap says, 'desc_rules, there is a part in there about trying to be original and it gives two examples, are they the only two examples that are un-original?'

LadyAce says, 'no, just two examples.'

Cheap says, 'or is it really more guess work?'

Cheap says, 'ill try this desc and see what an imm says and work on it that way'

LadyAce says, 'It's a little trial and error. But usually if you've been around a while you can predict what will be already taken'

LadyAce says, 'usually if someone has a good clear concept, we can work out something that they'll like'

Lorenzo says, 'Just don't put "lord" in your desc, please.'

LadyAce says, 'but when people just throw stuff out there ... they're more likely to end up with something someone already has.'

Cheyla says, 'if you have seen a lot of a certain type of description, too, it'...'

Cheyla says, 'like man - got a lot of "man"'s out there'

Sandra says, 'god and don't be dark, have shadows hanging around you, or hooded'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Sandra.

Sana jumps up and down.

Cheyla says, 'something really really common is just going to work against you'

Lorenzo says, 'and don't be irresistable, or frightening, or otherwise influence my taste or thoughts.'

Kaige says, 'and green-eyed celtic lasses are a dime a dozen too'

Kaige nods to herself.

Sana says, 'I have a desc question followup, what do you do when you perma for a while, take a legend break and you come back to find out some turd stole your desc?'

Cheyla says, 'you deal'

Sana says, 'what if that turd is your alt?'

Sana says, '...'

Kaige says, 'kick yourself, repeatedly.'

LadyAce says, 'I don't recommend perma'ing if you care about keeping those kinds of identity elements'

Lorenzo says, '... indeed.'

Sana says, 'I guess :p'

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

LadyAce chuckles politely at Sana's feeble witticism.

Sandra says, 'look in the mirror and tell yourself how much of a goober you are ;)'

LadyAce says, 'alrighty! Thanks everyone for coming tonight.'

LadyAce says, 'this was a great session!'

Cheap waves happily.

Sandra waves happily.

Lorenzo smiles happily.

Lorenzo waves happily.

Dolor waves happily.

Kaige 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 can't you expel self anymore to get out of someone house when they locked you in?
If you are PKE you cannot expel yourself currently.
o I'm confuse with this PKE and PKOK system... mind explaining why I can't balm another PKE character while I'm PKE?
This is a known issue and one that is at the top of our to do list. It's basically because of how the checks are set up for PKE and PKOK which aren't taking into account that both could be running at the same time.
o If you're attacked while resting it should make you stand.
We do not intend to ever have features that permit players to not pay attention to the game as they play. The only time the mud does that automatically is if you're link-dead.
o Post titles, for the same redeem cost as a pre-title.
Post-titles are a reflection of actions you have taken in the game. Offering them as an OOC reward for gaining experience is likely not going to happen. If you have ideas for ones that you would like to see, please drop your ideas on the IDEA channel.
o I'm not sure if they were changed, but the last couple times I've eaten this item, it hasn't healed me at all, and they used to cure a few HP.
They were never 100% chance of healing, so chalk it up to bad karma.
o Lemme know if any ideas are good enough to definitely take to Q&A.
Please, feel free to bring ANY questions, concerns or ideas to Q&A. The only dumb questions are the ones unasked.
o Any idea why, when i try to read on the ooc board, post 36 appends 11-14, it shifts me to 37 for each of those 'appends'?
These are phantom appends, if they don't really exist, read next rolls over to the next post by default.
o Not quite sure this is a typo, but the Dockers keywords are funky. Two in a room, kill one, type 'exa docker' and I get the corpse desc. Type 'exa 2.docker' and it says 'not here'.
EXAMINE is most useful with objects. If it fails to find the specified object, in this case 2.docker (no second corpse yet), it then tries to look for 2.docker the mob (of which there is only one in the room).

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