Lecture Series Index

September 11th, 2003

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Limits on Archived Chars?
Exploration Req for Levels?
Surgery Reqs and Dress Wound?
No Games This Month?
Assassinations on Info?
Current Coding Priorities?
New Skills/Spells Planned?
Post Problems with Walls/Healing
Klein Update ETA?
New Area Progress?
What's with the Lag?
Calm Vs Calendar for CAL?
Blackbeard too Easy?
Fixes for Walls & Healing?
New Hunt Lag too Slow?
Changes for Failed Flees?
Date for PK Tourney?
Bug with Equipping Con Gear?
Feedback on Hunt Lag

Additional Topics Answered

General Suggestions/Questions

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Limits on Archived Chars?

Sor says, 'Are you guys going to have a limit on archived characters?'

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

Sor says, 'Its seem pretty wrong for a level 2 character able to archived forever'

LadyAce says to Sor, 'None planned.'

Sor says, 'okie'

Myrella says, 'lvl 2? hah how about 50s?'

Chocorua says to Sor, 'there has been some discussion on that but i don't htink anyone made any definite plans'

Myrella smirks.

LadyAce says, 'the trouble is that the people who archived did so with an expectation that they could keep the char'

Sor says, 'level 50.. yea.. should be able to archived for a long time'

LadyAce says, 'if it did go in, I don't think we'd do it retroactively'

Sor says, 'but.. level 2? .. come on =p'

Myrella says, 'how hard is it to make it say 10? not like leveling to 10 is hard'

LadyAce says, 'some people take a name they've RPd for years and years, perma, but archive a lev 2 so that they can't have their name reused'

Cheyla says, 'not everyone plays to level'

Kae says, 'maybe depending on hours played rather than level, some people like to sit at level 2 but still play'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Kae.

Sor says, 'but then.. you would have people sitting in occ'

Myrella nods solemnly.

Sor says, 'ooc rather'

Sor says, 'or something.. afk'

Myrella says, 'and we dont already?'

Sor says, 'just to steal a name.. to piss someone off'

Cheyla says, 'not necessarily - you just wouldn't have people out killing'

Chocorua says, 'i'm not sure it reallly is a HUGE deal to make up new names ...'

LadyAce says, 'there are so many possibilities'

Cheyla says, 'killing isn't all there is to actually actively playing legend'

Kae says, 'well, it's annoying to go for a 'normal' name and find that mobs have all taken them, but that's another piece of coding cake'

LadyAce says, 'sure, the disney chars and super-popular myth/literary names are taken :)'

Sor says to Chocorua, 'names is everything.. I was so disappointed that the name Mage was taken..'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kae.

Chocorua says to Sor, 'the name is nothign .. it's what you do with it'

Myrella nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Bind nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Sor shrugs helplessly.

Sandra says, 'Mage used to play alot'

Sandra remembers that char.

Sor chuckles politely.

Kae remembers the pain of finding an ordinary Spanish name that wasn't taken by Limans once.

Kae cringes in terror.

Sor says, 'Well.. anyway.. my question is done..'


Exploration Req for Levels?

Bind says, 'how hard would it be to implement an exploration req. into the lvling process'

Sandra raises an eyebrow inquiringly.

Chocorua says to Bind, 'hugely unpopular'

Sor says, 'isn't it already part of it?'

Chocorua says, 'and really intense on resources'

Sor says, 'People have to explore to find skills teachers'

Chocorua says, 'every char would have to contain a list of every room in the game they have ever been to'

Chocorua shudders.

Kae says, 'or get dragged, but then, nothing we can code can cure the problem that some people want the game played for them by others'

Myrella says, 'rather unfair to true newbies'

Sandra says, 'oh that's alot of rooms'

LadyAce says, 'My concern would be that it wouldn't help people do what it's meant to do -- just find new ways to not-explore-but-still-beat-the-system :/'

Bind nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'I think it's a decent base idea -- getting people to explore more -- but maybe something else would work better.'

Bind says, 'just an idea'

Chocorua says, 'plus given a few minutes i could script a client to explore every walkable room in the mud .. if i was motivated...'

LadyAce says, 'people who explore more have more fun :) so that helps'

Chocorua says to Bind, 'its not an uncommon question though'

Bind says, 'im afraid im to say im one of those almost lvl 50 char. that dont know their way around all that well'

Sandra says, 'time to learn :)'

Sor chuckles politely.

Chocorua says to Bind, 'get out there and explore'

Bind says, 'was just trying to think of a way to help others'

Myrella says, 'it comes with time'

Bind says, 'i am now'

Kae says, 'the only real fix for that that I can think of offhand is how we constantly add more little things and tricks to learn which you can't pick up from sitting in the stag'

Bind nods solemnly.

Cheyla says, 'lots of things to find, do, and kill... if that's not enough motivation on top of the random explore room/daemon, i'm not sure what is'

Sor says, 'We need more XP rooms too'

Sor coughs loudly.

Sandra giggles.

Cheyla would very heartily disagree!

Cheyla chuckles politely.

Sandra nods her agreement with Cheyla.

Myrella says, 'there is a ton of xp rooms'

Kae says, 'given that we just added the exploredaemons I think I'll join Cheyla in that'

Bind says, 'save all the xp rooms till higher lvls is the way to go'

Sor says, 'Not enough.. I wanna be able to hit 50 by just walking and hitting XP rooms =p'

Myrella laughs.

Sandra says, 'well, you can't exactly do that so much anymore'

Bind shakes his head.

Sandra says, 'Some of the exp room sthat were there, aren't there. They moved!'

Sandra says, 'and they aren't on legenddb'

Sor says, 'ohh..'

Bind says, 'db is somewhat of a joke'

Sor says, 'but.. if its not on LegendDB.. then it doesn't exist!'

Myrella says, 'legenddb has a crappy xp room list anyways'

Boss says, 'whats legenddb?'

Sandra says, 'it's a pretty big joke really :)'

Bind says, 'a crutch'

Sor says to Bind, 'actually I like the idea of LegendDB>. it isn't meant as a cheat site'

Sandra says, 'it isn't?'

Kae says, 'it's my personal to-do site -- if it's there and it's correct, change it'

Kae nods to herself.

Sor says, 'its was meant to be more of a community in my eyes..'

Sandra says, 'coz that's what it is ;)'

Sor says, 'a reference'

Sandra says, 'even if it's half wrong'

Chocorua says, 'it most certainly is'

Chocorua says, 'if it wasn't meant to be a cheat site it wouldn't cause us so many problems'

Sor says, 'A place where people can discuss and share games informations'

Sor says, 'People just used it wrong'

Chocorua says, '"this quest is broken!!!!!"'

Sor shrugs helplessly.


Surgery Reqs and Dress Wound?

Myrella says, 'A while back Sandra mentioned that the lvl reqs for surgery were going to be raised, did they get raised?'

Kaige says, 'not yet, not until the dress wounds thing goes in'

Myrella says, 'ah'

Sandra says, 'yea what kaige said'

Myrella nods solemnly.

Sandra'll lag along.

Kaige comforts Sandra.

Boss says, 'whats the dress wound thing gonna be?'

Myrella says, 'guess my lowbies stats just suck'

Sor says, 'Suppose to be a mini-poultice'

Sandra says, 'it adds the ability to use medicine'

Kaige says, 'not exactly... more of a tech-version of it'

Cheyla says, 'non-herbal poultice sorta thing'

Boss says, 'will the healing cap on surgery be raised too?'

Bind says, 'poultice's are mini anyway'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'it's got more than just poultice/dressing type things in it tho, right?'

Sandra shakes her head in disagreement with Boss.

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Sandra says, 'injections and medicate'

Sor says, 'So each operates is going to heal more when the new thing come in?'

Boss says, 'why add something less effective then what we already have? no one will use it'

Chocorua says, 'it better not'

Kaige says, 'I think she just indicated to Boss that it wouldn't.'

Sandra says, 'I don't think that field surgery will be increased.'

Archibald says, 'injections...*drool*'

Kaige says to Boss, 'used it yet? how you know that something DIFFERENT won't be effective?'

Sor says, 'Injections.. like stimpack? Something that make you lose hp.. auto rage.. but give you max hp of like 20 percent?'

Sandra says, 'yeasurenot'

Archibald says, 'i dont think Victorian Londoners had stimpacks... heh'

Boss says, 'ok lets make a fight skill called "rough tap" that does the same as kick only doing less damage'

Boss says, 'they'll be a public outcry for its use'

LadyAce says, 'they'll do different things than straight up healing'

Boss rolls his eyes heavenward.

Kaige says to Boss, 'but we're not talking about something that only does surgery light'

Archibald says, 'curing effects hopefully'

Kaige says, 'we have first aid for that, thanks.'

Bind nods solemnly.

Chocorua says to Boss, 'i'm not sure you accomplish much by being a brat when people answer your questions'

Archibald says, 'or thats what ive always wanted from pharmacology, or syringes, or whatever'

Kaige says, 'and hmm... that gets used.'

Sandra says to Boss, 'right now, dress wound does nothing. It'll do something, quite a few things actually. How about we just make your new skill do nothing and have it be a prereq for kick?'

LadyAce says, 'it's a new set of features, it'll add more options.'

Chocorua says to Boss, 'give them a chance to finish it before you hate it'

Sor chuckles politely.

Archibald says, 'im not even a surgeon and i love it'

Archibald throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

LadyAce says, 'well, if you don't like it, don't learn it :)'

LadyAce says, 'that's the cool thing about skills -- you can choose what you want :)'

Sandra says, 'dress wound will be pretty nice.'

Bind says, 'unless its a pre req?'

Sor says, 'Injections sound really cool however.. imagine the possibility'

Sandra nods her agreement with Sor.

Herbert says, 'yeah imaaagine'

Herbert sharpens a syringe of luminescent green fluid.

Bind says, 'will the injections ever be used for harm?'

Sandra says, 'they probably could be'

Herbert says, 'inject with arsenic... mmmmm'

LadyAce says to Myrella, 'does that answer your question?'

Bind says, 'i like the sounds of that'

Fagin says, 'inject with KCl?'

Myrella says, 'ages ago'

Sandra says to Fagin, 'medical profession? :P'

Fagin nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'not many regular people know the kcl thing'

Fagin says to Sandra, 'well, I _AM_ a surgeon, right?'


No Games This Month?

Bind says, 'whats with the lack of games this month?'

LadyAce says, 'Me personally, I haven't put anything up yet cuz I have some other folks to coordinate stuff with'

Myrella says, 'everyone got too much loot killing elves so....'

LadyAce says, 'after summer odyssey, there've been a lot of things :) and I'm very busy right now.'

LadyAce says, 'but things will go up soon. I have a few free days later in the month'

Bind says, 'i never even got an elf, shared one with a friend but none to myself'

LadyAce says, 'math final, programming final, cousin's wedding, school starting up again ...september is a bad bad month :)'

Bind says, 'so it will be the end of the month before even one single game?'

LadyAce says, 'oh, I doubt that'

Kae says, 'there's no guaranteed prizes in the elf game, it's no more 'fair' than flag hunts or other random games in that aspect'

Kae says, 'the chances are higher on the whole though'

LadyAce says, 'just fewer pre-scheduled ones this month than the last 3'

Bind says, 'i like the pre-scheduled ones, that way i know when to be home'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

Herbert says, 'lifes short and hard like a body buildin elf..'

LadyAce says, 'some people like pre-scheduled. day-long ones like elfgame are also neato, as are random ones'

Kae says, 'well, more'n 400 prizes were nabbed in the elf game this time so..'

Herbert says, 'i didnt even know there was an elf game on till some hawaiin shirt wearin nancy was spammin chat hahaha'

Bind says, 'i have some but i have to finish re eqing to put them on'

LadyAce giggles at Herbert.

Kae says, 'that's not our fault, it was on events for 2 weeks :p'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Kae.

LadyAce says to Bind, 'does that answer that question?'

Bind nods solemnly.

Herbert says, 'yeah i was slack and didnt notice till i saw the mobbie complaining no one had killed it, checked events and was like wha? didnt they cancel that cos of whining?'

Chocorua says to Kae, '443 to be exact'

Kae giggles at Chocorua.


Assassinations on Info?

Sor says, 'I was wondering.. will we ever get the ability to assassinate in PK?'

Myrella says, 'Snipe :P'

Sor says, 'IE.. death info .. would be name was assassinated .. rather name kill by name'

Herbert says, 'a custom info for snipe would be pretty classy'

Herbert says, 'and dont even give the snipers name...'

Herbert throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Kae says, 'it'd be a cool thing for clans to be able to set a custom death info for their members, but it's probably not very high priority :)'

Herbert says, 'Herbert was sniped by somebody.'

Sandra says, 'I think we tossed around the idea for pk clan infos a while back. But to be honest, i don't recall what ever came of that'

Sor says, 'I hope when you guys have the time.. to discuss it again'

LadyAce giggles.

Sor says, 'That should add alot of interesting things to the PK community'

Chocorua says, 'i remember discussing it but heh i think it was low priority'

LadyAce says, 'but bringing stuff up in Q&A is a good way to kep us aware of player interest and maybe increase that priority'

Chocorua nods his agreement with LadyAce.


Current Coding Priorities?

Sor says, 'What is high priority right now?'

Chocorua says to Sor, 'crashing bugs'

Sor says to Chocorua, 'What about this lag? Is it something we can fix?'

Sandra says, 'we're kinda working on the lag'

Chocorua says to Sor, 'depends on what's causing it'

Sor says, 'Ok..'

Sor nods solemnly.

Chocorua says, 'if its net lag .. no'

Kaige says, 'stability. but my list of 15 top issues has been whittled down some in the past couple of weeks.'

LadyAce says, 'We're having some network lag right now, I think.'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaige wasn't lagging just then. just took too long typing.

Bind says, 'might have something to do with the huge SL group earlier, it was bad'

Sor chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'our bandwidth use isn't very high right now, I don't think it's related to a group'


New Skills/Spells Planned?

Bind says, 'any other skills or spells coming into play soon?'

Sor says, 'ohh good question'

Sandra doesn't think so.

Kaige says, 'only new skill is the dress wounds thing, which is still early in implementation'

Chocorua says, 'you want new features and new skills? sheesh ...'

Chocorua says, 'huginn's only got so much time'

Chocorua pokes Huginn in the ribs.

Huginn says, 'sadly'

Sor chuckles politely.

Bind says, 'lets clone him'

Chocorua says to Huginn, 'code more!'

Sandra giggles.

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

Huginn says to Chocorua, 'I'm trying!'

Bind grins evilly.

Herbert says, 'a grand clone army of the republic... mmm'

Huginn codes like a fiend.. and its all wrong!

Bind chuckles politely.

Chocorua says to Huginn, 'i didn't say code li keme'

Cheyla comforts Huginn.

Kae's fiends don't code, they break code.

Huginn chuckles politely.


Post Problems with Walls/Healing

Huginn says, 'btw I hereby declare the wall issue fixed.. and will be posting so in the followup on the discussion board'

Bind says, 'wall issue?'

Huginn says, 'thanks go to Choc and Kae for taking the time to fix it'

Kae says to Huginn, 'I played with it several times btu found nothing wrong'

Chocorua says to Huginn, 'ya mena i did sumthin right?'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kae.

Huginn says to Chocorua, 'yup, nobody came forward with an actual problem after you fixed it'

Kaige cheers for Chocorua - huzzah!

Huginn cheers for Chocorua - huzzah!

Huginn cheers for Kae - huzzah!

Bind says, 'whats the wall issue?'

Chocorua says, 'i musta messed up'

Kaige says, 'hopefully we'll be able to say the same for pk healing this week and pk stealing next.'

LadyAce says to Bind, 'some pk issues'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kaige.


Klein Update ETA?

Herbert says, 'ok mines easy, Klein update eta? and uhhh Gangwars'

Herbert says, 'Gangwars was AWESOME this time round, congrats, thats all about that, and lookin forward to next time'

LadyAce says, 'Klein is still in testing, no updates to reort :)'

LadyAce says, 'report, too.'

Sor says, 'can we apply to beta test the new areas? =p'

LadyAce says, 'glad you enjoyed the game'

Herbert says, 'test is how far from imp? few months or something like that?'

Herbert giggles.

Kae says to Sor, 'nope'

Sandra says to Sor, 'nope :)'

Herbert says, 'i forget these things'

Sor says to Kae, 'But I wanna go to Hell now.. =('

Huginn jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Kaige!

Cheyla chuckles politely.

LadyAce says, 'it all depends on the comments and people's time. sometimes it's speedy, sometimes it isn't'

Kae says to Herbert, 'depends on how finished the area turns out to really be, as opposed to what the builder thinks'

Herbert nods solemnly.

Cheyla says, 'testing can be quite a while depending on how many problems there are and how much timer testers have and how much time the fixer has'

Herbert says, 'cool thats good at least'

Kae says, 'Like, I've had baby imms running all over in order to cut down on testing time later on'

Herbert says, 'yeah and Sept is hell month for LA like she said, thats cool tho testings good'

Cheyla says, 'and, well, the testers haven't had much time for klein recently'


New Area Progress?

Boss says, 'i think this was already asked... maybe before i got here - but are there any areas on the verge of going in?'

Sandra shakes her head.

Kae says, 'not really... I think Klein update and Hell are the closest unless you count regular maintenance and updating of areas?'

LadyAce says, 'Klein and Hell are in testing, Trade is somewhere in there too. Not on the verge though'

Sandra says, 'there's 2 in review. But it's gotta finish there first'

Boss nods solemnly.

Kae says, 'Hell's not in testing yet'

Cheyla says, 'from what I've seen - next year?'

Kae says, 'still trying to win my bet with Sandra that it will be within 2003 though'

Sandra giggles.

LadyAce says, 'oh :) well, I guess it's testing-as-you-go kinda thing'

Cheyla giggles at Kae.

Sandra says, 'you're running out of time!'

Chocorua says to Kae, 'stop gettin sick!'

Kae says to LadyAce, 'yeah, good way to train baby builders and get help, actually going there'

Kae salutes Chocorua briskly. Why don't people obey YOU like that?

Chocorua pats Kae on the head.

Kae says to Sandra, 'lag willing, I WILL win!'

Sandra says, 'uh huh'


What's with the Lag?

Bind says, 'whats the legendmud bandwidth and why dont you get it upgraded?'

Sandra giggles.

Chocorua laughs.

Myrella says, 'why do we need it upgraded?'

Myrella peers around intently.

LadyAce says, 'we're at the max I can get where I live, 384k.'

Fagin says, 'have the mud run on dsl AND cable =P'

Bind says, 'ouch thats low'

Chocorua says, 'unless sandra is checking out the full dev version of the mud its not net lag usually'

LadyAce says, 'If I get a condo in the next few months, as the plan is, I should be able to get better access'

Chocorua ducks to the ground.

Sandra says, 'nope! Not yet anyway :)'

Bind says, 'you should put the mud on a duel line T2'

Cheap says to Bind, 'got one handy?'

Chocorua says to Bind, 'well we aren't all that wealthy'

LadyAce says, 'we don't often fully fill the pipe, it's usually a matter of service quality more than anything'

Kae says, 'put it on my 2mb line here, then at least _I_ won't lag'

Kae nods to herself.

Cheyla giggles at Kae.

Bind says, 'lag is what im thinking about, its so annoying'

Cheap says, 'most lag is net lag'

Cheap says, 'not mud lag'

Myrella nods her agreement with Cheap.

Bind raises his hand.

Kae says, 'no less annoying, but...'

Cheap says, 'lets start calling around to major distrubters and tell them to fix their eq'


Calm Vs Calendar for CAL?

Fagin says, 'just a quickie- is there any way we can make 'cal' calm and not calendar?'

Fagin says, 'i'm just used to typing cal, and having calendar suddenly pop up is really really bad'

Huginn chuckles politely.

Cheyla chuckles politely.

Bind nods his agreement with Fagin.

Cheyla says, 'flex flex flex!'

Huginn says, 'blackbeard sees your calendar and stops in amazement that'd you'd pull such a thing out in combat!'

Cheyla giggles.

Fagin nods his agreement with Huginn.

Cheap grins evilly.

Kae says to Huginn, 'Look, it's my birthday?'

Fagin says, 'that usually works for about a millisecond'

Huginn rolls around laughing at Kae's joke.

Fagin says, 'so.... no answer for the calendar vs calm?'

Kaige says, 'I was just checking on that...'

Kaige says, 'basically events fell before calm in the command table, and going alphabetically "cale" comes before "calm" too.'

Chocorua says to Kaige, 'we might wanna look at making all combat commands priority over others'

Kaige says to Chocorua, 'actually most of the skills fall below most of the regular commands, but above the imm ones'

Chocorua nods his agreement with Kaige.

Chocorua says to Kaige, 'could just be soemthing to try and remember when we add stuff'

Kaige was just putting things in based on tradition and similarity.

Kaige scuffles her feet around in the dirt.


Blackbeard too Easy?

Cheap says, 'speaking of blackbeard, can you fix him again, hes way to easy now :P'

Bind cheers for Cheap - huzzah!

Sandra says, 'I'll pass that on to Rufus'

Cheap says, 'good'

Sandra says, 'I dunno, you may regret it ;)'

Chocorua says, 'telling rufus his mobs are too easy isn't a good plan'

Cheap says, 'some stuff is just not challenging enough, need to make them smarter, more dangerous'

Huginn says, 'I think he should make it that for every pirate you kill on one side, a ghost appears on another'

Cheap says, 'I should not be able to run SS pd with just a surgeon who can pulverize'

Kae says to Huginn, 'that'd be spiff'

Cheap says, 'that is a good idea huginn'

Huginn says to Kae, 'and have them remember who actually struck the deathblow.. and be pissed!'

Kae snickers softly.

Cheap says, 'hahaha, I love it'

Sandra says, 'and randomly leave the den and hunt them down?'

Cheap says, 'yeah, I like it'

Myrella gives a big hug to everyone in the room.


Fixes for Walls & Healing?

Cheap says, 'ok, is the walls issue now considered fixed for now and if so, is the fix for healing and steal just around the corner?'

Huginn says to Cheap, 'healing this week '

Kaige taps the welcome board.

Cheap cheers for Huginn - huzzah!

Cheap says, 'sorry, I shoulda read that'

Cheap says, 'then I would not be redundant'

Huginn says, 'if you still see problems put it on the discussion board so I can see it'

LadyAce giggles.

Cheap nods solemnly.

Cheap says, 'still cool healing is getting fixed'

Cheap says, 'I keep having my girlfriend coming to me for healing and I can't and she gets um, perturbed to say the best at me'

Cheap scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Cheap rubs the bruises from the last time he couldn't


New Hunt Lag too Slow?

Cheap says, 'thought I like the new hunt, do you find it still a tad bit too slow?'

Kaige says, 'I haven't had a chance to play with it much yet.'

Kaige sighs loudly.

Sandra says, 'nah, I do like how it gets quicker tho'

Sandra's used it alot this week.

Kaige smiles at Sandra.

Kaige says to Sandra, 'adrenaline rush?'

Huginn says, 'I like how it gets quicker too'

Chocorua says, 'i've been playing my newbie who dpoesn't have hunt'

Sandra says, 'I was hunting all over just coz it was neat ;)'

Kae just prefers to speedwalk.

Cheyla nods her agreement with Kae.

Kaige giggles.

Cheyla says to Kae, 'and you speedwalk slow'

Kae says to Cheyla, 'compared to you, hell yes'

Cheap says, 'I just find overall, that comparitive to what it was before, one length of lag then quick quick room moves, I find it just as long if not longer now'

Chocorua says, 'longer is good'

Cheap says, 'well, im just thinking from pk healing point of view'

Chocorua says, 'you are trying to follow a trail after all'

Cheap nods solemnly.

Cheap says, 'which is cool'

Kaige says, 'I'd guess it's probably depending on how far you're relying on it for too'

Huginn says, 'its longer if you have more rooms'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Kaige nods her agreement with Huginn.

Kaige says, 'or lower perception.'

Cheap says, 'im just wondering if the back end could be a tad bit faster'

LadyAce says, 'you might want to play around with it a bit more -- partly just a matter of learning when not to do it'

Kaige says, 'the problem is, at the shortest, it's as fast as it can get.'

Cheap says, 'I just think of it like this, I can outrun most hunters who hunt me, because by the time theve moved a couple rooms, ive ran 15'

Cheap says, 'on the back end'

Cheap says, 'not so on the front end'

Chocorua says, 'on the back end you are so far away you should be faster to not let that happen'

Chocorua says, 'i really like the idea of consequences for not being on top of the game'

Cheap nods solemnly.

Kae lives for consequences for not reading room descriptions and mob warnings.

Cheap says, 'im just saying that because of the way the game is designed, it might be a tad out of whack right now but thats just my perception'


Changes for Failed Flees?

Huginn says to Cheap, 'what we need for people like you is a small lag on failed flees'

Huginn is considering that.. not because of cheap though

Sandra says, 'failed flees should make you fall over'

Sandra nods to herself.

Huginn laughs.

LadyAce chuckles politely.

Chocorua says to Sandra, 'or fall on your own weapon'

Sandra panics, and trips over her own feet.

Cheyla says, '1 tick disorient'

LadyAce says, 'I'd never have a char that could keep its feet if that were the case!'

Sandra giggles.

LadyAce says, 'i suck at fleeing anyway, i could just stop'

Cheap looks up into the sky and ponders.

Cheap says, 'lots of newbie deaths and low level deaths if so'

Chocorua says, 'maybe a critical flee failure'

Cheap says, 'thats just my first thought'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Chocorua says, 'so not everytime but soemtimes'

Huginn says to Cheap, 'not if done properly'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Cheyla says, 'soemthing that stacks against you like praise type stuff'

Cheap says, 'if you did that id just start fleeing after 100 hp down, get really cheapish'

Huginn shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'to make it less likely to succeed the more times you spam it in? with consequences like falling down, disoriented, etc?'

Kaige says, 'i don't think so'

Cheyla says, 'the more you try to flee, the more likely you're going to be frantic and more careless or something'

Kaige nods her agreement with Cheyla.

Cheap says, 'ohh'

Cheap says, 'I like that'

Sandra says, 'if we had real walls, you could randomly smack into one and knock yourself out'

Cheap says, 'it would kill me but I like it'

Kaige giggles at Sandra.

Cheyla giggles at Sandman.

Huginn chuckles politely.

Chocorua says to Sandra, 'we can fake real walls'

Sandra says, 'you could run into the door!'

Hrath flops about helplessly.

Cheyla says, 'hey, more reason for break door'

Sandra giggles.

Cheyla says, 'break it down first to reduce your chance of running into it'

Huginn laughs.

Kaige has created the wall!

Cheap looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige staggers into the wall. That must've HURT!

Cheyla giggles at Kaige.

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says, 'seems to work.'

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

LadyAce giggles.

Cheap says, 'or having break wall gives you a chance to break through it instead of hitting it on a failed flee'

Kaige bonks Cheap on the head with the wall.

Kaige says, 'heh. yup. works well.'


Date for PK Tourney?

Cheap says, 'tourney date?'

Cheap bats his eyelashes.

Sandra says, 'oh I'm not running it'

Sandra points at LadyAce.

Cheap says, 'ohh'

Cheap tugs on LadyAce's sleeve imploringly.

LadyAce is doing it, date isn't set yet, will be a weekend this month.

Cheap says, 'turney date?'

Cheap bats his eyelashes.

LadyAce says, 'I have it on my calendar at home, hafta get confirmations in a few places, then will post.'

Cheap nods solemnly.


Bug with Equipping Con Gear?

Cheap says, 'did you guys hear about the eq bug?'

Cheap says, 'er'

Huginn says, 'what bug?'

Cheap says, 'durn mud client'

Kaige raises her eyebrow at Cheap.

Cheap says, 'I was gonna explain that, place an item on that effects your con, take off any other item and put it on and you get to see what your hp is going to be, instead of the gradual build up'

Cheap says, 'your hp still has to build up on one side, but your max total goes zoom'

Sandra says, 'hehe funky'

Huginn says, 'odd'

Cheap says, 'I found out today and told the person to report it, thought I would mention it today'

Cheap says, 'er, mention it tonight'

Chocorua says, 'i saw the bug go by ...'

Chocorua says, 'just didn't have time to look at it'

Cheap says, 'ahh, good'


Feedback on Hunt Lag

Lorenzo says, 'Just a comment. The changes last week to hunt: thumbs up. As long as I have my finger on the "hunt self" button, it works better for me than "hunt typo; count to 3; hunt mob". The balance, I think, is better than in the interim. :)'

Kaige smiles at Lorenzo.

Kaige thanks Lorenzo heartily.

Lorenzo smiles at Kaige.

Kaige says, 'so it's sounding like we're done?'

LadyAce says, 'that's what I'm thinking'

LadyAce says, 'call it good?'

Kaige says, 'good!'

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

LadyAce says, 'thanks for coming, all'

Kaige waves happily.

Lorenzo smiles happily.

Lorenzo waves happily.

LadyAce waves happily.


Additional Topics Answered

This section is intended to address some of the things that come up repeatedly and also provide a place where players can submit questions via the feedback channel (Q&A) so questions can be logged when they're thought of and the answers reported back here.

Also, some of the builders will often have some feedback on suggestions and typos that get reported with some of their reasoning for why things are the way they are or won't be incorporated into the areas.


General Suggestions/Questions

o I can't be healed after fighting someone who accepted me but isn't pke (like I am) My opponent -=CAN=- be healed, but I can not.
They have to accept everyone YOU are accepting, not just you. But the good news is that a bug with how PKE and PKOK were interacting should have been fixed this past Friday.
o Lehensherr did 200+ damage per round to Colsant's skellie.. that doesn't seem right, isn't the cap 127??
There are certain factors that are calculated AFTER the damage cap is applied the amount. This is one of those cases.
o You quaff a glass vial containing a XXXXX liquid. Nothing seems to happen. I'm not affected by a XXXX spell already. Should be no reason for it to fail.
It didn't fail, but nothing happened since you were already affected by that spell or perhaps affected by a specific poison that rendered you weak?
o There's a pool of water in "The Fountain Square" but you can't drink from it.
Yup, the pool of water there is FURNITURE, not a FOUNTAIN. Items can't be two different types at the same time. Drink from the fountain or just use DRINK or FILL without specifying a source and it will default to the fountain.
o Seeing as how news board has turned lately into an eq request board, maybe a 3rd board should be added? Eq requests on boards are valid, but perhaps not on news...
o Put classified boards in the inns where they belong! or somewhere *in game* .. do that many people even go to look at the one ooc? o Tara, stag, london, and a few other well used inns should have classified boards that you can read ic.
There already exists a board for just this purpose. To read the classifieds board go OOC, North, North and then LOOK CLASSIFIEDS. There are already too many boards in the local inns as to be confusing.
o Having save display current_rent/max_rent -- "Saving... Successful (Rent value: 37014/40000" So to give the player an idea of their rent available unless they're overrent.
This is what the offer command is for. There are plenty of inns available in most areas except the big run areas.
o Please remove "box" as a keyword for a carton of .45 caliber bullets, as it interferes greatly with accessing boxes in inns.
Those boxes also have the keywords "lost" and "found" for just this reason.
o Higher perc would make it easier to recognize trails quicker, maybe a perc modifer on the hunt lag someday.
Perception is already used when you get the quality of the trail message "cold/easily seen/etc" upon which the length of the delay is based.
o I was thinking some kind of suprise or scare social, you try and scare some, kind of like sneaking up and say boo.
The STARTLE social may already do what you want. You can see the messages for any social or mood with the VIEW command. VIEW SOC STARTLE will give you all the variations for the STARTLE social.
o In Corentinus' hut there is a number of brown fish with orangeish spots. Umm. Orangeish is not a word, perhaps orangey is the word that would best describe what you were looking for?
Thanks. It had an extra e in there, but orangish is a word - Merriam-Webster dates it at 1967 and the definition is "somewhat orange".
o Has the mana conservation skill disappeard off the edge of the world, there was a lot of hype, then nobody mentioned it anymore
It hasn't disappeared off the to do list, but isn't currently a top priority.

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