Lecture Series Index

January 8th, 2004

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

Aux Slot Abuse? Old Eq?
Affects & Going OOC
Old Eq Pulled? When?!?
Klein Update and Change to Klein Bonus?
Changes for Bards with Surgery Changes?
Snowshoe Hare Repop Rate?
Bug with AC and Damaged Items?
Weapons Spells differ with Wielder?
Changes for Liman Surgeons?
Reimb a Practice past the Deadline?
Dress Wounds & Medicines?
Item Sets for Combined Stats?
String Sets Then?
Is Tumble Overpowered?

Additional Topics Answered

General Suggestions/Questions

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Aux Slot Abuse? Old Eq?

Kaine says, 'I was wondering how those aux slots were abused - could you tell us the actual details?'

Kaine says, 'without names of course'

LadyAce says, 'someone found the bug and stocked up without reporting it.'

Kaine says, 'what was the item/bug?'

Carolyn says, 'there's always someone who'll do something like that.'

Carolyn nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'extra ac from the items?'

LadyAce says, 'I'd rather not say the item, but it was +stat'

Kaige says, 'a couple items that hadn't been in AUX slots, got changed to AUX slots and the builder/s didn't notice that they had stats on them which AUX items aren't supposed to have... hence MUCHO free stats essentially since you can have up to 4 aux items at one time.'

Spanish-Flea whistles appreciatively.

Quinn whistles appreciatively.

Kaine says, 'which stat was it?'

Spanish-Flea laughs.

Kaige says, 'well not free/free... but free as in more than others would have guessed possible'

Kaige says, 'I don't recall'

Kaige says, 'it was a couple of different things'

Kaine nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'leather shoulder holster probably'

LadyAce says, 'but you can see why we couldn't leave it in :)'

Quinn nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Kaine says, 'Yeah, I was just curious about the details'

LadyAce nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'I'm sorry about your purchase getting eaten up by it, though'

Sandra says, 'it was bad enough to take the risk of pissing off those with old holster belts'

Kaine shrugs helplessly.

Kaige says, 'it's also why I put it in the code so it wouldn't slip in an surprise us in the future either.. which is why it affected all the existing AUX items as well.'

Kaine says, 'it happens'

Carolyn says, 'just curious, but I assume there are repercussions for cheating, as in exploiting bugs, correct? Fines or whatever?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Carolyn.

Kaige nods her agreement with Carolyn.

Kaine says, 'Im finding it hard to throw them away though...'

Kaine poses attractively and models a holster belt.

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says, 'the responsible parties have received warnings/notice about it.'

Carolyn nods solemnly.

Kaine says, 'So there was a few involved?'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Kaine.

Quinn says to Kaine, 'it is mighty fitting.'

Kaine says, 'How did it come to your attention?'

Quinn says, 'Prolly bragging'

Quinn chuckles politely.

Kaige says, 'a mortal reported it'

Kaine nods his agreement with Quinn.

Carolyn says, 'bragging often gets them in the end'

Carolyn snickers softly.

Kaige says, 'saying they didn't think AUX items were supposed to have stats.. and they were right!'

LadyAce raises a sign marked 'I bought a shoulder holster and all I got was this lousy zip!' high in the air above her head.

Carolyn laughs.

Sandra says, 'it was actually a report on it. No bragging' set o chair short a comfy sofa in front of the fireplace

LadyAce nods her agreement with Sandra.

Quinn laughs.

LadyAce says, 'any other comments on the topic?'

Kaine says, 'That pretty much answers what I wanted to know'

Kaine takes a few steps backwards.

Sandra smiles happily.

Spanish-Flea says, 'didnt aux give extra ac anyway?'

LadyAce giggles.

Cheyla says, 'it isn't supposed to'

LadyAce says, 'the ones that did were out of spec, which made them old eq when they were fixed'

Huginn says, 'down with old equipment!'

Sandra says, 'now it'll never happen again'

Kaine chuckles politely at Huginn's feeble witticism.

LadyAce says, 'who else has a question?'

Sandra says, 'well, remember, we are going to yank the stuff ;) So don't go spending tons for that old stuff that'll be gone!' UggaBagugga ponders if teh aim, per se, is to get rid of "old" eq...

Carolyn just came in case she might learn something here. :P

Kaine says to Sandra, 'Ooh, I didnt know that.'

Sandra nods solemnly.

LadyAce smiles at Carolyn.


Affects & Going OOC

Spanish-Flea says, 'so uhhh, I just gotta complain about ooc requirements'

Spanish-Flea says, 'cant go enabled with a bunch of spells on'

Spanish-Flea says, 'no bleeding'

LadyAce says, 'it's designed to keep people from using ooc to gain advantage with their char -- like preventing death from bleeding or keeping a spell from wearing off'

Sandra says, 'I used to go ooc with 1hp so I wouldn't die until someone brought me a bandage :P'

Sandra stares off into space.

Spanish-Flea says, 'I find it kind of annoying when I have to rent of effects to get into ooc, and I heard rumors you were gonna make effects non rentable, making ooc a pain in the arse to get to'

Sandra says, 'it's easy to get rid of them. There's several ways in game to do so'

Kaige says, 'it's going to be even more annoying then when affects start saving over renting... so learn how to deal with the bad ones in-game.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'well I can come ooc strengthed and bless'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and armor if I remember'

Huginn says, 'but not ring of fire, detect invis etc'

Sandra says, 'those are minor bonuses compared to fly (where you can save yourself from drowning), etc'

Cheyla says, 'strength is required, really...'

Kaige says, 'strength is because some characters actually need it to take a step'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Kaige.

Kaine nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'which still is in effect in the ooc.'

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

Quinn scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'well I dunno I just find it annoying'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it takes most of my chars 15 seconds to get a fly or mana'

Sandra says to Spanish-Flea, 'It wasn't really just a random thing that we put the spells in. There was a method to our madness ;).'

Sandra says, 'OOC was easily abused'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I just dont see why its such a huge deal, and I find it especially unfair that most of the time it notes my characters are enabled and basically says 'not happening''

Sandra says, 'enabled? It just says you can't go ooc because of whatever spell you have on. But not to the world'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like here's the thing, I can dispel myself ingame but it's really annoying'

Carolyn says, 'It's unfortunate that people will exploit ways to cheat, because then it inconveniences the honest players when things have to be changed to prevent it. But the imms are trying to keep things fair for everyone.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Carolyn.

Sandra says, 'trust me, it would be more annoying if you were the victim of those that abused the OOC'

Quinn nods his agreement with Carolyn.

Spanish-Flea says, 'suckup'

Spanish-Flea bonks Carolyn on the head!

LadyAce says, 'don't be a jerk'

Kaige says, 'not sucking up.. it's the truth.'

Carolyn says, 'heh, he's just kidding'

Sandra says, 'You missed Kiera and her hiding ooc anywhere so she can backstab'

Sandra says, 'or when you could brew in ooc :P'

Quinn chuckles politely.

Spanish-Flea says, 'why not just keep the characters idle and totally separate ooc'

LadyAce says, 'people read this stuff later, yanno :)'

LadyAce says, 'but I'm glad he's joking'

LaughingEyes smiles happily.

Spanish-Flea says, 'like transfer to a guest account and leave your characters in a timed holding area'

LadyAce says, 'or entire groups going ooc in the middle of SL for a CR'

Sandra says, 'the bandage thing, the fly thing. It's also why you can't see the entire who list while in ooc'

Quinn nods solemnly.

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaige says, 'I've said for years that it'd probably be better to have the ooc only accessible from the menu... but it's a lot of work for little actual gain'

Spanish-Flea says, 'that way you can bleed to death and lose preps while ooc'

Sandra says, 'and you can't talk to the people in the game if we use the menu thing'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'Actually you could... you'd only be able to leave and enter the space by logging out and back in to the menu.'

Sandra says, 'ah ok'

Carolyn says, 'That's a good point, and using the idea of a guest char for ooc means you lose your character identity while you're ooc.'

Chocorua says, 'well it is OOC after all'

Quinn says, 'isnt that what ooc is?'

Carolyn says, 'so it would cause more inconveniences, really'

Spanish-Flea says, 'why'

Sandra says, 'yea, but you're known by the name on the screen'

Spanish-Flea says, 'you're ooc, just state your character'

Carolyn says, 'hmm, that's a good point, ooc isn't really in character, is it'

Sandra says, 'I think is what Carolyn is saying?'

Quinn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Carolyn says, 'yes, Sandra'

Sandra says to Spanish-Flea, 'Ok, so I bring on a guest and say 'I'm Spanish-flea! *curse alot*.'

Quinn says, 'It would be easy to say you were a different char and really mess with heads'

LaughingEyes says, 'you could always give folks a pre or post title Laughingeyes the OOC'

Spanish-Flea says, 'all I'm saying is it's just a real sandra to go ooc'

Spanish-Flea ducks to the ground.

LaughingEyes snickers softly.

LadyAce says, 'people often form some opinion of both the ooc person and the char and link it to the name tho'

Carolyn says, 'The thing is that if you're not in your character, you can claim to be anyone, and that could cause problems too.'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Quinn says, 'That's what i just said'

Quinn nods to himself.

Spanish-Flea says, 'so keep the name, it cant be that hard to leave your body somewhere else and keep your name--kinda like dreaming'

Carolyn says, 'sorry, Quinn, I seem to be lagging a bit.'

Quinn says, 'Nah, I am easily overlooked'

Quinn winks suggestively at Carolyn.

Carolyn grins evilly at Quinn.. wonder what she's thinking...

Kaige ponders the effort in fixing something that really isn't broken.

Spanish-Flea ponders if Kaige just wants him to suffer.

Chocorua says, 'yeah a lot of time spent on things that could really be used elsewhere'

Sandra says, 'I think for now and the near future, it's probably easier to just go and use the ingame ways to get rid of the spells ;)'

Carolyn says, 'I very rarely go ooc in any body, so I don't know whether the inconveniences are that large.'

Sandra says, 'and probably the distant future too'

LadyAce giggles at Sandra.

Kaige says to Spanish-Flea, 'not particularly, but learning to deal with how the place is set up is all part of the experience.'

Sandra says, 'sometimes it gets in the way of one's laziness to have to travel to get a dispel :P'

Spanish-Flea says, 'well good, as long as theres a way to get rid of drunkeness and disorient'

Sandra says, 'but other than that, it's not a huge thing'

Quinn says, 'I only use it to play piano with the beatles'

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

Kaine chuckles politely.

Carolyn says, 'The thing is, unless we code, we really don't know how much work is involved in what we think sounds like a simple solution. Sometimes it just isn't worth the trouble.'

Sandra says, 'disorient will tick down like it's supposed to'

Spanish-Flea bonks Sandra on the head!

Sandra punches Spanish-Flea in the face - better stand back!

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's the WORST affect in the game save old hell firewater'

LadyAce says, 'yea, nothing wrong with bringing it up :) since you have no way of knowing'

Sandra says, 'hey firewater was evilly cool'

Spanish-Flea bonks Sandra on the head!

Sandra punches Spanish-Flea in the face - better stand back!

Spanish-Flea says, 'kinky'

Kaine takes a few steps backwards.

Sandra says, 'hehe'

LadyAce says, 'let's move on to Kaine's question, if we're done with this one?'

Sandra says, 'I"m tired of using slay. I'm trying to be inventive'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Spanish-Flea says, 'steal skilltree'

Carolyn laughs.

LadyAce points at Kaine.

Spanish-Flea blinks.


Old Eq Pulled? When?!?

Kaine says, 'okay, going back to Sandra's comment of old eq being pulled. When is that scheduled to happen, is that all out-of-spec gear, and do you think there will be a big outcry?'

Sandra says, 'no schedule, all of it, probably'

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says, 'woo!'

Kaine nods solemnly.

Chocorua says, 'there will be a huge outcry'

Spanish-Flea says, 'more importantly, will old eq people be reimbursed?'

Sandra says, 'but'

Kaine nods his agreement with Chocorua.

Cheyla chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'it's necessary'

Carolyn says, 'there's always an outcry when something is taken away, you can't avoid that'

Sandra says, 'we've put it off as long as we can. We need to balance things, and old eq is the obstacle'

Marlock says, 'does that include the old HOL items or Hell items or just hit and dam gear?'

Cheyla says, 'yes, it is all out of spec'

LadyAce says, 'we could do it while installing lots of new areas, then people would be redoing eq sets anyways :)'

Quinn says, 'HoL items are out of spec? So I will lose my Kitty?'

Sandra says, 'all of the old stuff that has stats on it that are out of spec. The desc names aren't a problem'

LaughingEyes nods her agreement with LadyAce.

Kaine says, 'This is going to be pretty huge'

Carolyn says, 'Good idea, give them something new and fun to help distract their righteous indignation.'

Carolyn grins evilly.

Cheyla says, 'if old hol/hell items are out of spec, they'll also be affected. otherwise, they won't be'

Sandra says, 'it's why I keep bringingi t up at the qna'

Quinn says, 'ok'

Marlock nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'so that it's well known that we're gonna do it'

Quinn sighs in relief.

Spanish-Flea says, 'will it just be reformatted to new stats and rent? or will I have to get get new phantom eq if its out of stat'

LaughingEyes says, 'Flag was good at those initial new eq that was out of spec'

LaughingEyes giggles.

Sandra says, 'it'll be reformatted I believe'

LaughingEyes says, 'Flagg rather'

Sandra nods her agreement with LaughingEyes.

Spanish-Flea says, 'good, because the latter would have caused severe pain'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sandra nods her agreement with Spanish-Flea.

Sandra says, 'but'

Sandra says, 'those that are close on rent should consider reworking their stuff'

Spanish-Flea says, 'its always 'But.' with you'

Sandra says, 'coz the new stuff may very well put them over rent :)'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Sandra.

UggaBagugga raises his glass in a toast to Sandra.

Quinn bows deeply.

Sandra says, 'so I keep reminding everyone here. Plan for the future. It's gonna happen'

UggaBagugga asks Sandra a question.

Sandra says to UggaBagugga, 'If it's about the same topic, ask away. If it's a new one, raise and get put in que :).'

LadyAce says, 'is that a public question? :)'

UggaBagugga snuggles up to LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'if it's private, use tell!'

Sandra giggles.

Cheyla says, 'if it's a question everyone should hear, use say or talk'

Kaine whistles appreciatively.

Sandra says, 'they can all see asks. Hehe'

Carolyn says, 'and if it's juicy, then we REALLY want to hear it!'

Kaine says, 'wow, Im still getting to grips with this - big thing!'

Carolyn ducks to the ground.

Kaige says, 'no they can't'

Sandra giggles.

Kaige tickles Sandra.

Sandra says, 'well the imms I mean'

UggaBagugga asks Sandra a question.

Sandra says to UggaBagugga, 'Use say please.'

LadyAce says, 'if you use ask, other people here can't see it'

UggaBagugga uses Say, Say, Say.

Sandra says, 'yea just the other imms and people with listen can'

UggaBagugga says, 'so if the old eq is reformatted, will it only be lowered down to current stats, or will rent be affected too?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'wow, I'm an imm?'

LadyAce says, 'that's why Sandra said 'But' before'

Sandra says, 'the old eq will be put down to what the newer versions are of that. Rent will also be affected if it was changed'

Sandra says, 'I say it on it's own so that I don't get spammed by :)'

Sandra says to UggaBagugga, 'Does that make sense?'

UggaBagugga says, 'if rent is changed, how are you planning on dealing with overrent issues arising from people now all of a sudden being over rent due to higher rent no their "new" eq?'

Kaine nods his agreement with UggaBagugga.

Chocorua says to UggaBagugga, 'I think she just told you to be careful.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I dont see a lot of close rent characters a lot, except ones with hit/damroll'

Sandra says, 'you won't lose rent while rented. But you will need to drop stuff quicklike when you log in so that you're under'

Cheyla says, 'you'll be fine until you come into the game'

Chocorua says to UggaBagugga, 'I wouldn't expect it to be soemthing we do without a lot of warning.'

Carolyn says, 'I think as long as it's widely known that it's going to happen, then that has to be each player's responsibility.'

Sandra says, 'so plan ahead'

Sandra nods her agreement with Carolyn.

LadyAce says, 'we don't have a timeframe on this, tho'

Sandra says, 'we'll let you all know when we're ready to give a date. We don't have one yet'

UggaBagugga says, 'well, assuming first of all that I know this fact that the changes have been made,,,also ssuming that I am logging on and have TIME to do an eq change... and assuming that the mud doesnt crash before I have a chance to do something ab'

Kaine says, 'Has much old stuff been selling recently? I see a firesale coming up...'

Kaige says, 'consider getting the new version so you know what your rent will be and how your character will end up and won't be affected at all by the change'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Cheyla says, 'if it's something like an old herne's horn or sss, you can expect it to change to the current version'

Spanish-Flea says, 'or use legenddb to determine rent!'

Spanish-Flea ducks to the ground.

Sandra says, 'luckstones will be an interesting change. We'll see how that goes ;)'

Chocorua peers at Spanish-Flea, looking him up and down.

Kaige snorts in disbelief at Spanish-Flea's last comment.

Sandra punches Spanish-Flea in the face - better stand back!

Lorenzo says to Spanish-Flea, 'ooh, taunting the gods.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'remember--send the imms a pray if the item's rent is different than legenddb says'

Chocorua says to Spanish-Flea, 'You really do wanna get glued.'

Spanish-Flea says to Chocorua, 'ok ok, I'll be quiet now.'

Sandra says, 'yea, so that I can take 10mil xp away from spanish-flea every time ;)'

Lorenzo says to Spanish-Flea, 'there's a place for that kinda thing... a nine-day fall from earth.'

Lorenzo snickers softly.

Sandra giggles at Lorenzo.

LadyAce giggles at Lorenzo.

Sandra giggles at Chocorua.

Kaine says, 'What will happen when characters buy old eq with coupons etc, and then demand refunds when they say they didnt know?'

UggaBagugga bursts into tears at the sight of a bulging camel toe.

Sandra thinks the new ones are better. :P

Sandra says, 'I call them 'SUCKER!''

Cheyla says, 'oh, well?'

Kaine snickers softly.

Raein chuckles politely.

Chocorua says, 'their bad luck for trusting people who are selling stuff'

Sandra says, 'those that are selling it know ;)'

Spanish-Flea says, 'oh yeah, will the old eq people be reimbursed in any way? xp? redeems? tokens?'

Kaine says, 'Buyer beware'

Sandra says, 'nope'

Lorenzo says, 'that's happened before, and it seemed to mostly go okay'

Lorenzo says, 'only a few suckers, and they just had to live with it'

Chocorua says, 'you will get to keep playing a game for free'

Lorenzo peers at himself myopically.

Carolyn says, 'doesn't seem to me that reimbursement should be necessary, considering they'll have lots of prior notice'

Lorenzo says, 'gee whiz, I'm talking like an old player...'

Kaine says, 'Do you think players will go as ballistic as I think they will?'

Sandra says, 'no reimbursments. nope nope. balance! And they are still getting an item in it's place'

Sandra says, 'oh I'm sure that they will'

UggaBagugga says, 'I think they will go ballistic'

Sandra says, 'hell, I have about 25 chars with old eq that I'm gonna need to rework'

Sandra says, 'it happens'

Sandra says, 'I'd rather my str char be able to be equal somewhat to my dex char, and my con char'

Lorenzo says, 'the last time some people got upset, but it was no big disruption'

Lorenzo says, 'they learned to live with it'

UggaBagugga says, 'pesonally, I haven't played for over a year, and if I were to log on and find that my eqlist, which i have spent countless hours of setting up is messed up.. dude I would have a fit.'

Carolyn says, 'It's a given that some will go nuts over the change. Hopefully it will be relatively short term.'

Sandra says, 'it'll be all over the place that we're gonna do it and when, when we have a time frame'

LadyAce says, 'we print such things in the LT and so forth'

Kaige points at the welcome board.

Kaige says, 'and there too'

Kaine says, 'what about some skill reimbursals to soften the blow?'

Kaine whistles innocently to himself.

Sandra says, 'so if you aren't here to read boards, it's in the lt, if you don't get that, it's um, well... not our problem'

UggaBagugga says, 'well, from a PR stand point it is extremely important that as many as possible know about this. You should starts ending out mudmail to all characters today...'

Sandra giggles at Kaine.

Sandra nods her agreement with UggaBagugga.

UggaBagugga says to LadyAce, 'do not trust that all read LT...'

Sandra says, 'but not mudmailing anyone'

Kaige says to Kaine, 'If they're warranted at the time... sure... but only if.'

Lorenzo says to UggaBagugga, 'if you went on a year-long vacation to, say, south america, and when you came back you'd been cited for letting your lawn grow too long, you'd be upset... but it wouldn't really be the city's fault.'

Sandra says, 'we're bringing it up, have brought it up every week for the past 3 months or so and will continue to do so'

Kaine grins evilly.

Lorenzo says, 'just keep in touch with the mothership'

Sandra says, 'it's surely no secret.'

Kaige giggles at Lorenzo.

LadyAce says, 'I don't trust folks all read the LT, but I am willing to say that they'll miss information if they don't read the things we send out'

Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'and sometimes choosing not to know about things has consequences.'

Kaige says, 'I mean.. that type of thing is pretty much the reason I started the LT'

Kaige shrugs philosophically.

Cheyla says, 'it's coming out in so many different places... if you don't hear about it, you're not much of a community participant'

Kaige says, 'one easy place to catch everyone with info offline.'

UggaBagugga says to Sandra, 'well, it was to me till just now... and I have logged 4000 hours here... but just so happens to not have been for the last 400 days or so... I am just trying to see how I would react did I not know...'

Carolyn says, 'There no way to assure that everyone will get the word. Some will refuse to read boards, keep channels shut off. But that's the risk you take when you don't read up.'

Spanish-Flea growls.

Sandra says, 'I have no doubt that even those that are aware will be pissed when it happens'

Sandra says, 'but it's a price we're willing to pay to fix the game'

Carolyn nods solemnly.

Carolyn says, 'And it will die down eventually.'

Sandra says, 'and see, after saying it for 3 months, we caught you :)'

Spanish-Flea says, 'still wont equate strength with con with dex :P'

Sandra says, 'so we are catching people'

Carolyn says, 'Just stock up on Advil, imms.'

Carolyn grins evilly.

UggaBagugga says, 'fine.. It is just a few dam and hit points anyway..and owh, maybe a few K in rent which will lead me to loose my permalight..*sigh*'

UggaBagugga pats Sandra on the head.

Kaige says to Carolyn, 'Trust me.. with something like this, we always don our flame retardent undies first.'

UggaBagugga says to Sandra, 'good work in finding me.'

Sandra says, 'hehe'

Kaine says, '...and those people who dont actually realise they have out-of-spec eq'

Sandra says, 'we'll have it in neon lights!'

UggaBagugga nods his agreement with Kaine.

Sandra says, 'in the MOTD That nobody reads'

Raein chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'but they should!'

Sandra says, 'coz there's stuff there'

Lorenzo winces.

Raein says, 'Indeedy'

Lorenzo begins to twitch nervously.

Sandra says, 'oops afk a min'


Klein Update and Change to Klein Bonus?

Spanish-Flea says, 'my question is about the klein update'

Spanish-Flea doesnt wanna use his question on a silly question

Sandra says, 'we're testing as fast as we can!'

Lorenzo says to Spanish-Flea, 'darn, you beat my rejoinder.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'will there be any change to the >>>>KLEIN ADVANTAGE<<<'

LadyAce says, 'yea, Haley and Sandra are doing superdoublegood.'

LadyAce says, 'that's a code thing! I'm building flowerpots for the front stoops and pointy hats for the Ritters.'

Sandra says, 'oh that's not part of the klein update'

Spanish-Flea says, 'bah, I was just hoping'

Spanish-Flea says, 'just I really guess I wanna bring that up again'

Carolyn says, 'The clothing in Klein can't be made into bandages, is that a bug or on purpose?'

LadyAce says, 'it's fixed in the update!'

Carolyn says, 'oh!'

LadyAce says, 'when it goes in!'

Carolyn beams delightedly.

Sandra giggles.

Kaige says to Carolyn, 'A bug and most of it's been addressed in the update.'

Carolyn says, 'that's fabulous'

Sandra says, 'we're almost done testing too yay'

Sandra pants.

LadyAce giggles.

Raein smiles happily.

Spanish-Flea says, 'I'm just kinda bummed, after hearing a decisive answer on what the klein advantage is I was hoping it'd get upped to a bonus worthy of the other 3 good hometowns, lima excluded, but I'll get to that'

Cheyla says, 'then it'll go into final review'

Carolyn says, 'heh, I have a character from Klein, now I'm curious as to what this 'Klein advantage' is.'

Sandra says, 'I don't think that we're gonna be doing any fiddling with any bonus until Huginn's work on hitroll is done'

Lorenzo whimpers softly.

Kaine says, 'How's that changing?'

Sandra says, 'hitroll?'

Kaine nods his agreement with Sandra.

Huginn says, 'we'll see'

Sandra says, 'it's too important'

Kaine looks nervous.

LadyAce says, 'klein advantage or klein bonus is a percent boost to the chance to land certain skills in battle'

Chocorua says, 'it's not actually a coded klein bonus now .. but klein is the only hometown that qualifies ... just fyi'

Sandra says to Kaine, 'We don't want non dex folks to have to NEED hitroll to compete. It was never meant that way.'

Kaine nods solemnly.


Changes for Bards with Surgery Changes?

Spanish-Flea says, 'so just to make this clear--youre gonna review EVERY bardic skill when surgery goes in, or can I whine about a certain one or two now?'

Sandra says, 'surgery is already in'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like, everything REMOTELY related to what a pure surgeon can get or a surgeon with no weapon will be reviewed?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'the new surgery changes are in?!'

Spanish-Flea bonks Sandra on the head!

Sandra says, 'no but surgery is in'

Raein chuckles politely.

Sandra bonks Spanish-Flea on the head!

Sandra says, 'well that's what you said!'

Kaine says, 'Is this how surgery is affected by Iron will, or something different?'

Huginn says, 'surgery isn't affected by ironwill'

Sandra says, 'dress wound isn't in yet. It's not done yet. My fault!'

Sandra says, 'well some Huginn's fault too'

Huginn says, 'mostly yours though :-)'

Sandra says, 'yea, but you have a bug to fix :P'

Carolyn chuckles politely.

Spanish-Flea says, 'bah, just pay attention to surgeon prestige and lullaby vs entrance for effectiveness and ease of use as bardic skills'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'race you!'

Sandra says, 'hehe'

Spanish-Flea says, 'all I gotta say'

Sandra says, 'yes mom'

Sandra giggles.

Kaine looks up into the sky and ponders.


Snowshoe Hare Repop Rate?

Bainsol says, 'an observation: the snowshoe hares rarely repop as fast as other mobs in alaska, is this on purpose or am i wrong'

Cheyla says, 'yes, it is intended that way'

Bainsol thanks Cheyla heartily.

Cheyla nods solemnly.


Bug with AC and Damaged Items?

Galahad says, 'Ok I have two small questions (ones I won't argue MUCH about)'

Galahad says, 'First of all, If an item gives you positive AC, and it is damaged, does that mean your AC will be a little lower?'

Sandra says, 'oh hey i dunno'

Galahad says, 'I should get a token for that one'

Lorenzo turns inside out at all the negations in that question.

Raein chuckles politely.

Carolyn grins evilly.

Sandra giggles.

Cheyla says, 'if you bug it, you'll get entered in the lotto for a token :)'

Galahad says, 'its not a bug, its a question'

Sandra says, 'I still dunno'

Spanish-Flea says, 'well apaprently its a bug, answering your question'

Sandra says, 'dunno if anyone else does either!'

Cheyla has never felt any need to wear an item that was positive AC.

Sandra nods her agreement with Cheyla.

Galahad says, 'Some weapons have it'

Galahad says, 'Good weapons'

Cheyla says, 'well, THAT may be a bug, then'

Galahad says, 'Sandra's area weapons'

Galahad says, 'No its intended'

Galahad says, 'its like +24ac'

Chocorua says, 'i guess the answer is we don't know .. but i am sure someone will look into it'


Weapons Spells differ with Wielder?

Galahad says, 'Okies, second question is, Does the special spell damage from weapons differ among different wielders'

Sandra shakes her head.

Sandra says, 'weapon spells aren't like normal spells. There's no mind req, so to speak.'

Galahad nods solemnly.

Galahad says, 'that's too bad'


Changes for Liman Surgeons?

Kaine says, 'I was wondering what the changes to Liman surgeons were going to be?'

YamaRaja smiles happily.

Galahad nods his agreement with Kaine.

Spanish-Flea says, 'they dont know'

Spanish-Flea says, 'sandra said they were gonna look at that when dress wounds was put in'

Kaine nods solemnly.

Spanish-Flea says, 'and the eta on that was under 6 months as of like 2 weeks ago or less'

Kaine thanks Spanish-Flea heartily.

Sandra says, 'one sec'

Sandra says, 'liman surgery'

Sandra says, 'Dress wound will work, however! Inject, which is part of that, will work only for londoners'

Kaine says, 'ooh, inject sounds interesting'

Spanish-Flea says, 'they had cocaine needles in that time period--the entire english royal family were drug addicts :P'

Sandra says, 'with that, liman surgery will be like london surgery in it's healing. But, and Huginn can correct me, I think we want to scale it like augment is, where just the base stats won't get such great healing'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Huginn says, 'which is how it is now'

Galahad says, 'About time'

Spanish-Flea says, 'becuase you need to fix the battle surgeon problem :P'

Galahad ducks to the ground.

Sandra says to Huginn, 'Did I miss anthing?'

Sandra says, 'oh'

Carolyn says, 'what's the battle surgeon problem?'

Sandra says, 'level req will change'

Kaine says, 'Will dress wound need an implement like a scalpel or bandage?'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sandra says, 'you won't be able to get field surgery at level 5'

Huginn says to Kaine, 'You'll need the medicine.'

Kaine nods his agreement with Huginn.

Huginn says to Kaine, 'So yes, bandages and medicine.'

Sandra says, 'I think we were gonna go with the levels 5, 10 and 15?'

Sandra forgets.

Cheyla doesn't remember... she has it in an email somewhere.

Kaine says, 'Which will be sold at merchants, or is that something that we will be able to make ourselves - with brew perhaps?'

Galahad says, 'haha brew'

Huginn shakes his head in disagreement.

Huginn says, 'not brew'

Sandra says, 'it'll be sold in logical places'

Galahad says, 'neanderthalls brew'

Huginn says, 'in skill trees there should be a make your own :-)'

Spanish-Flea says, 'what about upping liman brew so it's like 'concoct' or something'

Spanish-Flea says, 'skill tree!'

Kaine nods his agreement with Huginn.

Sandra says, 'concoct is the name of that one wasn't it?'

Huginn shakes his head in disagreement with Spanish-Flea.

LaughingEyes says, 'I am going to prune that skill tree it is getting unruly'

Lorenzo says, 'ooh, I want to be a pharmacist!'

Sandra giggles.

Galahad says, 'why can't lima mix potion?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'what about limans mixing potion or rooting :P'

Spanish-Flea says, 'bah!'

Huginn says, 'they aren't savvy enough'

Huginn says, 'too much time singing'

Galahad says, 'I mean, did they forget how to mix stuff?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yes, my liman sings a lot'

Kaine mourns his own inadequacies - you feel sorry for him.

LaughingEyes says, 'they were educated in a third world medical school'

Spanish-Flea says, 'he sings so badly mobs agg to him on 2 rounds of skill lag'

Spanish-Flea glares at nothing in particular.

Galahad says, 'and druids had no school'

Sandra says, 'limans went away from the old to learn more of the tech stuff, so they aren't 'great' at either'

YamaRaja wants to open a chinese herbal medicine school.

Spanish-Flea says, 'but they could do either'

Sandra says, 'and they can brew'

Sandra says, 'and do surgery'

Spanish-Flea wants to see potions explode in his limans face

LaughingEyes says, 'they learned through the OLD ways'

LaughingEyes giggles.

Sandra giggles.

Spanish-Flea says, 'they cant do anything well--exactly the problem'

Carolyn says, 'I believe druids learned from tutors as apprentices rather than in a school setting, but that doesn't mean their education was lower because of the way they learned.'

Galahad says, 'It doesn't take much brain to mix two potions'

Sandra says, 'I dunno, I remember chemestry class'

Galahad says, 'I mix beer and liquor all the time...'

Kaine chortles with amusement.

Spanish-Flea says, 'yeah, and besides, brew and mix potions mean I can finally mix a fiery-watery death vial'

LaughingEyes says, 'tell that to my druid, poor druid is forever blowing up while mixing potions'

Carolyn laughs.


Reimb a Practice past the Deadline?

Galahad says, 'Ok this is a little controversial'

Kaige picks up a MaGiC EiGhTbAlL and shakes it vigorously.

Kaige peers into her magic ball and declares, 'Very doubtful.'

Galahad says, 'BUT, I feel like its important'

Lorenzo says to Galahad, 'you, controversial? No.'

LaughingEyes says, 'say I am now imformed at how long immorts can last asking questionsover and over'

LaughingEyes giggles.

Galahad says, 'gimme a sec to type it out'

Sandra says, 'hurry! There's a new ER coming on :P'

Sandra ducks to the ground.

Marlock smirks.

Carolyn chuckles politely.

Galahad says, 'Ok, I had a mage archived for a year or more even, I knew well about the change to incite, but I plum forgot about my character, so I log back in, and he has incite.... but it doesn't work (duh!). So I know that usually deadlines to r'

Galahad says, 'to redeem are strict, BUT those deadlines apply to where a NEW skill could be learned or maybe deadline to PKE a lvl 50, since having this skill really does NOTHING for me (literaly I can't do anything with it) I think it would be most fair to return me a practice.'

Galahad pants.

Kaine winces.

Sandra says, 'no no no no no no no no no no no, etc'

Chocorua says, 'not gonna happen'

Kaige comforts Galahad.

Spanish-Flea says, 'yes? great! give him his practice back!'

Chocorua says, 'deadline is a deadline'

Sandra says, 'you were here, we gave 2 months. Done'

Spanish-Flea says, 'no he wasnt :P'

Cheyla says, 'he said he knew about it but forgot to log in'

Galahad says, 'That character was only in the memory of the archives'

Galahad says, 'I even forgot about it'

Sandra says, 'and we gave a month warning prior'

LaughingEyes says, 'encourages new character growth and development'

LaughingEyes grins at herself. You must wonder what's in her mind.

Galahad says, 'But what's unfair about me getting a practice'

Chocorua says, 'we have discussed this several times'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'Didn't you have a couple chars you forgot to redeem something on?'

Sandra says, 'we wouldn't let people reimb late that weren't here, we won't do it for those that were ;)'

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Chocorua says, 'after the deadline noone gets an exception'

Sandra says, 'I stlil have damn dex chars with headbutt coz I forgot'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'We didn't let you do it after the deadline either.'

Kaige comforts Sandra.

Galahad says, 'Are you sure you read the whole thing?'

Lorenzo says, 'that's why it's called "dead", I think.'

Sandra says, 'we aren't gonna allow any alterations on it.'

Galahad says, 'cause like I said, it doesn't affect anything'

Kaige says to Galahad, 'Yes. i did read it all.'

Cheyla says, 'maybe not for you, but it does affect OUR policy'

Galahad says, 'Its not like I want Iron will, and i want to unlearn chant'

Cheyla says, 'therefore, it affects something'

Carolyn says, 'The problem with making an exception is that then others have 'good reasons' to get an exception too. It opens a whole new can of worms.'

Sandra says, 'yea it's not gonna happen. Sorry. We're pretty much immovable on that policy'

Kaige says, 'and we haven't made any exceptions for all the other previous _good_ reasons... so... "I plum forgot" isn't a reason to start.'

Chocorua says, 'if we let you weasel your way into an exception we have to do it for everyone. we aren't going to'

Galahad says to Kaige, 'that's not my reason.'

Kaige says, 'it's the one you just gave...'

Galahad says to Kaige, 'my reason is that having the skill that I can't qualify for is a bug.'

Galahad says, 'Maybe I should bug it.'

Chocorua says to Galahad, 'Go ahead .. it was your fault for forgetting.'

Kaige says, 'it's the reason you gave for not getting it done while the opportunity was there'

Carolyn says, 'A bug is when something is wrong with the code.'

Galahad says to Carolyn, 'are you an imm?'

Chocorua says, 'i have lots of chars with skills they don't qualify for.. mostly because they need to reeq'

Galahad rolls his eyes, exasperated with Carolyn.

Carolyn says, 'No, but I've staffed before.'

Carolyn says, 'So I sort of understand a little what it's like.'

Galahad gives Carolyn a polite golf clap - sarcasm is heavy in the air.

Carolyn says, 'not here, mind you'

Galahad says, 'I really think this is a unique case though'

Galahad says, 'There is no other redeem that you guys offered like this'

Sandra says, 'it's no more unique than those that weren't here and didn't get to reimb and still have the little -next to the skill'

Sandra says, 'no no no no no'

Galahad says, 'You are worrying about opening flood gates, when in reality, it is a little peep-squeek'

Chocorua says to Galahad, 'You've been told no several ways with lots of reasons .. it's not going to happen.'

LadyAce says, 'I think that there are always some set of people who don't get it done when it's supposed to be done by'

Kaige says, 'and we really don't need more pip-squeaks either'

Sandra says, 'I'll say it in spanish! no'

Spanish-Flea says, 'glue! glue! glue! glue!'

Galahad says, 'That's not spanish'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think we have anywhere else to go in this duscussion :/. Do other folks have comments or questions?'

Sandra says, 'is too!'

Spanish-Flea says, 'yes'

LadyAce smiles at Spanish-Flea.

Spanish-Flea says, 'I always have questions'

Galahad says, 'Is there an imm that will talk to me more in depth on this?'

Lorenzo says to Spanish-Flea, 'and sometimes even answers.'

Galahad says, 'Because I think some imms are itching to leave Q&A'

Cheyla says to Galahad, 'It isn't going to change the answer any.'

Kaige says, 'question: will we redeem practices for skills after a deadline Answer: no. Not unless that same skill is affected later down the road and a new deadline period is opened up.'

Galahad says to Cheyla, 'well, I guess the word discuss and in depth elude you.'

Galahad says to Cheyla, 'perhaps I want to understand your side.'

Galahad says to Cheyla, 'stop being so darn close minded.'

Galahad screams, 'AAARRRGHHHH!', clearly quite frustrated.

Lorenzo says to Galahad, 'argh, indeed.'

Galahad suddenly is hurled to the ground in a puddle of glue by Chocorua.

LadyAce says, 'Kaige is the last word on this one, last stop, end of the line.'

Kaige says, 'This seems very familiar. You're told no, you don't like it. It's our fault. Sorry.'

Sandra says, 'it would be a futile discussion, since no matter how in depth it is, the result will remain unchanged'

Chocorua says, 'he can't respond anymore so let smove on'


Dress Wounds & Medicines?

Kaine says to Huginn, 'Sorry to revisit this but my mind is ticking over a little slowly. How do you plan to work the 'medicine' for dress wound? One application per heal, one application per patient? Just wondering if there will be necessary to car.'

Kaine says to Huginn, 'Carry around loads of this stuff to be effective, and how it will weigh down on low strength surgeons...'

Spanish-Flea goes EEK! at Kaine in distress - isn't Kaine an awful person for teasing?

Spanish-Flea says, 'he has a point'

Sandra says, 'think of it like carrying vials'

Sandra says, 'the medicine isn't gonna weigh a ton'

Kaine says, 'one vial per heal?'

Huginn says to Kaine, 'Yes you'll need to carry a bit of salve.. don't know how much that will weigh.'

Kaine winces.

Sandra says, 'nah I didn't say that ;) I said think of it like carrying them'

Lorenzo says, 'ooh, can you draw some out into the syringe and leave the vial with one less dose inside?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'nil would be nice, my 40 str surgeon is currently encumbered by carrying more than 4 bandages with his other stuff'

Lorenzo says, 'that would be pretty'

Kaine nods his agreement with Spanish-Flea.

Kaine says, 'or a first aid kit that works a bit like a herb bag?'

Carolyn says, 'I'd think that would be a bit unfair to druids whose healing implements do have wieght'

Sandra says to Kaine, 'That's up to the builders.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'didnt you know? druids are cheap'

Kaine nods solemnly.

Kaine says, 'I think I am done'

Kaine bows deeply.

Kaine says, 'Thanks everyone'


Item Sets for Combined Stats?

Spanish-Flea says, 'ok, ummmm.....oh right! any ideas being thrown around about set items on the mud>'

Spanish-Flea says, 'like 3, 4 stat items that when worn together give an addition +3 stats or some bonus equivalent in sacrifice to 3 stats?'

LadyAce says, 'I don't think we're considering adding any way for people to increase their total +stat on items'

Spanish-Flea says, 'but its not total'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I said, something like 3, 4-stat items --12 total instead of 15 max'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and wearing all 3, you get a bonus equal to or less than the 3 stats, like a certain # of hp, or hit/dam'

Spanish-Flea says, 'or maybe 3 or less additional stats'

Cheyla shakes her head.

LadyAce says, 'oh, 3 +4s, I see what you mean. Thought you meant 3 or 4 stat items.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'no no no hehe'

Kaige says, 'no way to nicely deal with "wearing all three" in the code'

Spanish-Flea says, 'true'

Spanish-Flea says, 'then what about this:'


String Sets Then?

Spanish-Flea says, 'string sets'

Spanish-Flea says, 'you already have half string coupons'

Spanish-Flea says, 'why not give out half of a string in the prize machine, and with another half, you get a 'cooler' string'

LadyAce says, 'could be a fun game, might be a pain to deal with for players as an ongoing thing'

Spanish-Flea says, 'just like you get two uncolored strings, and giving them both to an imm they create you a single string with some color or something'

Chocorua shudders.

Chocorua says, 'strings don't need more complex rules'

Spanish-Flea says, 'what, coding a command for that then eating the original two is low tech'

LadyAce says, 'I think it could be a hassle in the long term, and not necessarily a lot of fun'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I mean hell you could probably extract all the code right out of the prize machine for it'

Spanish-Flea says, 'but it *would* emphasize string trading'

LadyAce says, 'it seems like a good game element, where the time is limited'

Spanish-Flea says, 'kinda like a longer casino thingy'

Kaige says, 'sounds like the casino game'

Kaine looks up into the sky and ponders.

LadyAce says, 'Cheyla did a different event that was sorta like that -- I think?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'well I did mean long term, I dont see the difficulty'

LadyAce says, 'I forget what it was, precisely, but people found different items on the mud, like colored balls or something'

Kaine says, 'I'll trade you all these swimsuits for, erm... anything.'

Kaine chuckles to himself.

LadyAce says, 'snowballs, that's what it was'

Cheyla says, 'leftovers was sorta like a scav hunt, if there was something else, i've completely forgotten'

LadyAce says, 'with colored ribbons'

Chocorua says, 'that was originally my game'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Chocorua says, 'a LONG time ago'

LadyAce says, 'ah, ok'

Spanish-Flea says, 'think casino, but with self-contained string usable as is, but when you got a combo of strings, you could exchange them with an imm for a similarily themed string that had color or was generally considered 'cooler''

Cheyla says, 'the snowball game is like a truffle hunt with level restrictions'

Spanish-Flea says, 'it's just adding a larger trading element to prize strings'

Kaine says, 'Interesting'

Spanish-Flea says, 'I do mean prize string, in case you ewre confused'

LadyAce says, 'ah, right, you collected as many as you could but only in your level range'

LadyAce says, 'I think it sounds fun for a game but hard to go on running forever'

Chocorua says, 'sounds like soemthing you should discuss with a pr imm to work out the details on and get it run as an event .. but as a new feature to all the time it sounds ... unlikely to be done'

LadyAce says, 'particularly with prize strings, which get stale quickly'

Spanish-Flea says, 'not really'

Spanish-Flea says, 'so change them up'

Spanish-Flea says, 'why not just make me an imm to do it!'

An aura of heavenly light appears above Spanish-Flea's head.

Spanish-Flea says, 'and no shuddering choc!'

LadyAce says, 'that's where the hassle of maintaining the feature would come in'

Spanish-Flea ducks to the ground.

Cheyla shudders.

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

Chocorua says to Spanish-Flea, 'No need to shudder ... its so far out of reality.'

Spanish-Flea says, 'ok anyway, just thought I'd see where sets stood on strings and such, now I gotta do my weekly tumble complaint unless you got other questions'


Is Tumble Overpowered?

Spanish-Flea says, 'tumble is overpowered, add skill lag or something so snipers dont get two free shots on any char with 2 rounds of skill lag that get tumbled'

Spanish-Flea is done, there.

Spanish-Flea says, 'well ok I have more stuff to say, I'll just save it because you're all bitter/sandra'

Sandra says, 'they still get a round of lag if they tumble, dont' they?'

Spanish-Flea says, 'my sources say no'

Spanish-Flea says, 'and I tend to agree'

Sandra says, 'I'm gonna go with the no skill changes until we fix hitroll thing, on account that I don't wanna look up the code at the moment :P Plus I think Huginn is afk again'

Huginn says, 'tumble is fine'

LadyAce says, 'yea, let's definitely call this finished :)'

Carolyn says, 'thanks for the meeting.'

Carolyn waves happily.

Sandra gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Sandra waves happily.

Cheyla flops about helplessly.

Cheyla 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 is there a dolphin in the Ganges? There aren't dolphins in fresh water.
The Ganges dolphin is in fact a (fresh water) river dolphin and named for the Ganges River.
o It bothers me a bit that even men have "witch" as posttitle. Wouldn't warlock be more correct? ;)
Sandra says the term "witch" was applied equally without discrimination to men and women suspected of practicing witchcraft in 17th Century Salem.
o You hear the resonant chiming of bells calling the monks to nones. What's nones?
In the monasteries during the Middle Ages, they observed the daily office (officium is a Latin word meaning "service"). The daily office was comprised of eights services a day. The first one, Matins, began at dawn. Throughout the day, seven more services were held: Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, Nones, Vespers, and finally Compline, the last service observed before bedtime.
o African Savanna -- 'antelope' seems to be a keyword for wildebeests: 'backstab antelope' 'You rush up behind a wildebeest and sink an athame in her back.'
Their long description shows them to be a type of antelope -- A bearded, maned antelope with down-curving horns stands here. The wildebeest - also known as the gnu - is a large antelope. The bull's deep grunts sound like a giant croaking frog. Because of its appearance and spirited behavior, Dutch settlers in South Africa named the animal wildebeest, which means wild beast.
o Here is a thought on the slave quest thing in Zanzibar, I love how now when you give the title to the slave your align turns good, makes sense, but the trade off is askew, ie buy a slave loose 200 align or turn toward evil, free a slave, get 200 back toward good. it would make more sense logistic wise if you got slighly more back for freeing the slave, then the quest can be used both ways, ie to turn toward evil or good. It would not have to be much but something like buying a slave -200 align, giving the slave the title, +250 or 300 align.
You are helping the slave by freeing them, but you are still supporting the slave trade by purchasing them in the first place.
o I find this new consider message quite annoying. mostly because it is longer than it needs to be. Of course it just a matter of adapting, but why not include the "your first impression" part in the helpfile.
It's longer than it currently HAS to be because it's eventually going to have more info than just the first impression. Kaige was just unable and unsure if she could give more information about the mob and if it was assisted by other mobs without lagging the mud to a standstill. That part got left in when she had to fix something else in the same file.
o Can we take baths in our own bath tubs in our own houses?
Houses unfortunately don't save with room ACTS nor do objects themselves have a functioning acts sytem of their own yet. Until then, you will have to use any of the number of public facilities. If you have ideas for where more ways to do this could be added, please use the IDEA channel.
o Weather shouldn't change every tick. It should last longer. And it shouldn't go from drastic to mild in an instant either. In other words, our weather code could use some work.
It's most likely the settings for how likely it is to change on each weather type than the underlying code. So specific areas where this is a problem would be better to report via the bug channel.
o I am not sure that this effect was to be one that was taken off when you rent, but summon lag does.. I saw a mage use it a few time in the stag, and I just tested it when my angel left, and the summon lag left when I re entered just seconds later...(to finish his last one)
This along with all other affects are slated to be saving over rent in the near future. Don't count on this remaining a "feature" for long.
o Give us an orange color? pls pls PLS? To clarify, previous idea was regarding an orange color option for text.
The ANSI and RAW color codes sent by the mud and interpreted by your client are defined by an outside standard. Some clients (like on Macs) will allow you to set the existing color codes to whatever color you like.
o The help files for areas should state which immortal wrote it and which currently maintains it, so we know who to email :)
This information (along with much more) is supplied with the areainfo command. Older players may recognize it as the AREAS command. If you do AREAINFO keyword, you will often get specific information about that area along these lines.
o In help updates, it says that the current immortal structure was put in in May 96. It wasn't, it was put in at the same time Sandra and Sabella became immorts.
LTv3n8 May 22nd, 1996: New immort Structure was announced.
LTv3n9 July 30th, 1996: New Imms announced including Sandra and Sabella.
So, yeah, those two events were very close.

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