Lecture Series Index

July 29th, 2004

Q & A Index

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Sandra says, 'raise 'em if ya got 'em'

Hebe looks up into the sky and ponders.

Spite throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Sandra points at Trousers.

Qxsaria says, 'no couch?'

Sandra nudges a chair over a few inches.

Sandra says, 'Kaige was delayed'

Trousers says, 'Question about innate defense... I've had it since the day after it got here, and I haven't seen the string for it once.'

Val smiles at Kaige.

Trousers says, 'How small of a chance is it to show up?'

Spite says, '.25%'

Sandra says, 'you won't see a message, there isn't one'

Trousers says, 'Ohhhh..'

Geraden says, 'its cold in here.. could you turn up the thermostat?'

Geraden shivers uncomfortably.

Sandra giggles.

Sandra has created a pair of silk boxers!

Val looks up into the sky and ponders.

Sandra gives a pair of silk boxers to Geraden.

Geraden hugs Sandra.

Geraden puts on his pair of silk boxers.

Geraden says, 'Ah.. better'

Val grins evilly.

Sandra giggles.

Trousers laughs.

Val thanks Sandra heartily.

Sandra says to Trousers, 'That what you were looking for?'

Kaige nudges a bed of flaming hot coals over a few inches.

Trousers nods his agreement with Sandra.

Sandra smiles happily.

Sandra points at Spite.

Geraden says, 'I am happy now, thank you'

Trousers lies down on a bed of flaming hot coals.

Spite throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Spite says, 'has anyone been made aware that the new hitting stuff needs drastically changed, sure I damcap more, but I'd rather hit more evenly than barely slash and miss all the time'

Sandra says, 'take into consideration that Huginn isn't here yet, and we may bullshit through code responses ;)'

Geraden chuckles politely.

Spite says, 'I thought the changes were supposed to help, and Ive tried them like I said I would'

Qxsaria laughs.

Hebe snickers at Sandra nastily.

Qxsaria says, 'Sandra, that was one of your better responses'

Qxsaria jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Sandra!

Sandra giggles.

Val smirks.

Sandra says, 'also take into consideration the following'

Spite says to Sandra, 'way to stop my rant!'

Spite grumbles.

Spite hugs Sandra.

Sandra says, 'mob AC wasn't altered yet. Some mobs had way nasty AC levels. Like -150'

Qxsaria says, 'ohh'

Geraden whistles appreciatively.

Qxsaria says, 'now thats just mean'

Hebe says, 'well, there goes my question.'

Sandra says, 'well'

Chocorua says to Sandra, 'I'm still not sure why thast a bad thing.'

Chocorua ducks to the ground.

Sandra says, 'it wasn't a problem before'

Sandra giggles at Chocorua.

Geraden chuckles politely at Chocorua.

Sandra says, 'so we didn't really pay attention to things like, the ac on their clothing ;)'

Qxsaria says, 'who here thinks the mobs with the -150 ac are purely sandra's?'

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

Sandra says, 'actually they weren't ;)'

Kaige says to Qxsaria, 'They're not.'

Hebe says to Qxsaria, 'Like, stable boys? :p'

Spite says, 'is there some reason why It was deemed a benefit for a hitter who hasnt missed in years to suddenly start missing at least once a run'

Hebe pokes Sandra in the ribs.

Sandra says, '95% of mine were fine'

Dogbert says, 'barney and santa probably were :P'

Chocorua says to Spite, 'Because the game is to easy.'

Sandra says, 'the misses or blocks are because of the AC'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Salem is hard for a non str now.'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Very hard.'

Kaige says to Spite, 'That would be AC mattering more in general, it wasn't set up to single you out.'

Spite says to Chocorua, 'you killed metacomat lately?'

Sandra can take a look at it.

Spite says, 'solo'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Please ;)'

Spite says, 'its still hard'

Sandra says, 'you shouldn't be killing him solo ;)'

Chocorua says to Spite, 'No, there is better exp in alaska and canada.'

Hebe laughs at Chocorua.

Sandra says, 'so I'm ok with that!'

Geraden says, 'I like alaska'

Qxsaria says, 'here is my issue with the changes or current balance, you guys seem to be pushing people into groups way to much in ways, all these tweeking to mobs and making the game harder'

Chocorua says, 'more rooms to walk but fewer hitpoints lost in the effort'

Qxsaria says, 'people are having trouble gaining xp solo'

Hebe says, 'canada? i'm having a hard time believing that.'

Qxsaria says, 'unless your a 3c mage'

Sandra says, 'give us time to finish tweaking the AC. There's alot of mobs to tweak'

Spite says, 'hah, retribs only problem with gaining xp is his laziness'

Kaige says, 'and most of my changes this week are making things easier...'

Kaige sniffs sadly.

Qxsaria says, 'ok'

Spite says, 'he still eats herne with no hp loss'

Qxsaria says, 'Ill take that on face value and see how it goes in the next few weeks'

Spite says, 'no matter the changes made to creates he will continue to do it'

Sandra says, 'a good bit got done this week, but there's still more to go, and we may still need to go back and relook'

Qxsaria nods solemnly.

Qxsaria says, 'thats cool'

Chocorua says, 'and we did say we would be tweaking it'

Qxsaria says, 'being an Imm now, I have a whole new prospective for that kinda stuff'

Sandra nods her agreement with Qxsaria.

Val smiles at Eresse.

Huma says to Qxsaria, 'You're an imm now?'

Kaige says, 'yeah, on the 6th there'll be a lot more shifting since a piece of building code will go in then to make certain mobs AC tweaking reasonably easy instead of insanely difficult'

Qxsaria says, 'not here'

Trousers blinks at Qxsaria.

Huma so didn't get that memo.

Sandra says to Spite, 'So to answer your question, in short, be a little more patient with us while we tweak mobs some more :) It's all new to us too.'

Trousers nods his agreement with Qxsaria.

Kaige says to Huma, 'We gave him your slot.'

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

Huma grins evilly.

Spite says, 'this mud isnt too easy in general, its just that people have thought about it and surprise surpeise they aint complete retards, and figured out cunningly simple ways around a lot of things'

Spite says, 'its my opinion they shouldnt be crucified for good ideas'

Hebe nods her agreement with Spite.

Chocorua says to Spite, 'Then get mad when those ways are blocked, happens in every multiplayer game.'

Hebe says, 'technically, you can spam ac gear atm.'

Sandra nods her agreement with Hebe.

Qxsaria says, 'why would you want to?'

Hebe says, 'between ticks, and not lose stats.'

Val says, 'Because AC really hurts right now...'

Qxsaria says, 'ahh'

Spite says, 'so what the hell do you imms ultimately want?'

Qxsaria says, 'seems silly'

Hebe says, 'so, ac and hit/dam should be gradual :p'

Qxsaria says, 'spamming for those 30 seconds or so'

Sandra says, 'hit/dam are gradual'

Spite says, 'just implement all the damn things you weant, the way you want them and be done with it'

Hebe says, 'well then, ac.'

Hebe says, 'or give us spam gear back?'

Chocorua pats Spite on the head.

Hebe ducks to the ground.

Cheyla says, 'we want more time'

Huma says to Spite, 'A system wherein every char class has its bonuses and are all equal or something.'

Qxsaria says to Spite, 'Dude, that takes time.'

Cheyla says, 'an extra 4 hours a day, at the minimum, if you can swing that, please'

Chocorua says to Spite, 'You have no idea how difficult that is.'

Kaige says to Cheyla, 'Only 4?'

Kaige pouts.

Sandra says, 'chocolate'

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Sandra says, 'I'm easy'

Sandra giggles.

Cheyla says to Kaige, 'Figured i'd be nice and start with something reasonable.'

Spite says, 'so instead of lots of little changes why not just save them all up for one big world ending one'

Huma says, 'not only does someone have to code what we want, but then like, we have to argue about it, then we have to tweak it on testmuds, then you guys have to tweak it on the real mud'

Kaige says, 'chocolate for those extra four hours would be good too'

Qxsaria says, 'think about that man'

Sandra says to Spite, 'Oh boy are you gonna be surprised soon then.'

Kaige nods her agreement with Sandra.

Chocorua says to Spite, 'Then nothing would ever get finished.'

Qxsaria says, 'how would stuff get tested properly? how long would it take and then we would go through another hugh dry spell of nothing and people would rant'

Spite says, 'us arguing doesnt make any difference, it still goes in anyway, so why not do it anyway'

Huma says to Spite, 'A lot of our ideas to put things in come from Morts making offhand comments I think.'

Qxsaria says, 'gradual is always better then lets slam a bunch of changes in, because no mater what, you can't forsee everything'

Huma says, 'so its not like arguing so much as brainstorming :)'

Sandra nods her agreement with Qxsaria.

Archibald says, 'i like to think arguing helps or at least then our problems are officially noted, as long as we dont get too verbal haha'

Sandra says, 'it's easier to fix bugs that way'

Qxsaria says, 'and if you make 30 different changes, well then debugging would be, painful I would think'

Hebe wrinkles her nose with distaste.

Chocorua says, 'often players bring u points we hadn't thought of, doesn't always mean it's enough to change our minds though'

Huma nods his agreement with Chocorua.

Sandra says, 'really though, keep trying things out. Remember we're still working on mobs, and keep going back to the ones you see were updated. We don't know what's wrong if you don't tell us :)'

Spite says, 'so ultimately my dedicated hitter, who hits and does nothing else, is not set apart from the liman str surgeon who hits as well'

Qxsaria says, 'lower higbalds xp'

Qxsaria says, 'or make him harder'

Qxsaria says, 'way to easy'

Sandra says, 'idea that'

Spite says, 'which for me is the greatest part of these recent changes'

Hebe says to Spite, 'Not really true.'

Sandra says, 'actually, Klein and Lima are getting some work done'

Spite says to Hebe, 'it is really true.'

Cheyla says, 'higgy's been getting tweaked here and there, too'

Hebe says to Spite, 'With limans, it's all about hp.'

Lorenzo inhales deeply, taking in the smells around him.

Val beams at Lorenzo delightedly.

Cheyla says, 'combination of both'

Lorenzo says, 'protein'

Hebe says to Spite, 'And ac.'

Sandra says, 'Limans are getting a hit by the entrance lag'

Huma says, 'I dunno, dedicated hitters may not hit as well as str liman surgeons, I dont really know, its a good question =P'

Hebe nods her agreement with Sandra.

Sandra says, 'and Klein's getting a new toy soon'

Spite is calm

Qxsaria says, 'I can off higbald loosing like 100 hp and he gives me a lot of xp, I see a problem with that when one klien guard nearly kills me for less then half the xp'

Psylin cheers wildly!

Val laughs at Spite.

Psylin says to Sandra, 'are you talking about the chars from there or the area?'

Hebe says to Qxsaria, 'Lots of easy mobs are worth 100k.'

Spite says, 'I dont care about entrance, its the fact that a half surgeon with half my hit/dam can out damage me'

Sandra says, 'the chars'

Kaige says, 'yup, it's one of our problems with having so many areas and not enough maintainers'

Psylin says, 'becuase the chars from Klien really dont get any bonuses'

Hebe says to Qxsaria, 'Like the laibon.'

Spite says, 'how is that separating the hitters from the wannabes?'

Qxsaria nods solemnly.

Archibald says, 'weapon mastery shoulda been klein only'

Hebe says to Spite, '30 hit/dam is a wannabe?'

Psylin says, 'yea'

Spite nods his agreement with Archibald.

Val nods his agreement with Archibald.

Spite says, 'same with iron will, and all those'

Psylin nods his agreement with Spite.

Qxsaria says, 'iron will yes'

Huma says to Hebe, 'In comparison to 49 50, which a lot of old hitters had.'

Archibald says, 'hey i like iron will back off :p'

Archibald grins evilly.

Qxsaria says, 'weapon mastery, no'

Sandra says, 'Klein is getting a new toy. It's all for Klein. Nobody but Klein. Yay Klein'

Psylin says, 'kickin'

Val cheers for himself since no one else has.

Archibald says, 'but is it a useful new toy?'

Hebe says to Spite, 'Without flavor, you'd see a drop in the effectiveness of limans.'

Spite says, 'so we get an inherent ac bonus or some crap right?'

Sandra says, 'extremely'

Psylin says, 'whens it supposed to go in?'

Archibald says, 'another bash variant with a different message isnt cool :p'

Psylin snickers softly.

Val says, 'Who cares, it's a toy and we get to play with it *bounce*'

Eresse says, 'i say ya make every character type more dependent on one another!'

Kaige giggles at Val.

Sandra says, 'it's a new skill. And it's a start'

Psylin says to Sandra, 'do you have a date for it to go in or anything?'

Chocorua says, 'and more ac is a LOT more important now than it used to be'

Sandra says, 'hm'

Hebe nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Hebe nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Archibald says, 'so whats with Cuchies shield if yer tryin to make hitters cooler'

Sandra says, 'next week I think?'

Psylin says, 'cool'

Archibald says, 'boning one of the neatest hitter items is bad bad bad'

Archibald snickers softly.

Kaige says, 'that what I was thinking off the top of my head without having to go look it up'

Qxsaria says, 'lot of items have become difficult at best to use in an eq list'

Val can -not- tank.

Val reports: 661/661 hp 389/389 mana 718/723 mv.

Val peers around intently.

Archibald says, 'yeah but cuchies shield was core to a LOT of hitters sheets'

Spite says to Archibald, 'its all part of the plan, 50/50 hitters are too hardass for this place, they make things too easy so they gotta be gimped.'

Geraden nods his agreement with Archibald.

Spite says, 'you should just lower the max hit/dam to 30 and be done with it'

Geraden says, 'I had to tweak a lot to get it off when I dt'd now'

Archibald says, 'now its too high rent to justify unless it casts spells, solves world hunger, and cures cancer everytime ya put it on'

Chocorua says, 'we can't keep escalating the game for balances, there will be "gimping" as well as benefits'

Spite says, 'since there is no point to having more now'

Psylin says, 'no 50 is good'

Sandra says, 'oh that's the material changes'

Archibald says, 'well in my not a real hitter opinion its too excessively renty'

Hebe says to Spite, 'Heh.'

Hebe says to Spite, 'There's point. ;)'

Archibald says, 'and if the rumors of switching to template eq oneday are true theres gonna be a lot of angry hitters waving pitchforks'

Spite says, 'you can get what 25 from stats, 30 isnt an impossible ask yet'

Qxsaria nods her agreement with Archibald.

Sandra says, 'I would suggest sticking those items you find up on idea too, so that the builder can take a look at them'

Hebe says to Spite, 'Watch the secondary weapon hits, instead of the mains.'

Psylin says, 'but you cant have both now is all'

Kaige says, 'it's not a rumor'

Spite says, 'no they are switching to templates, so im aboutr boned as a boned thing'

Archibald says, 'exactly its gonna happen so that shields doooooomed about 100 hitter alts around the world'

Cheyla says, 'it's coming, we're trying to finish up some other item changes at the least before it goes in'

Qxsaria says, 'we are templating right now, wont be no such thing as old gear'

Archibald says, 'upping it by 100 for the material change would be fine, upping it by a k... thas bad'

Qxsaria says, 'Old gear is a major issue here, I can't wait for that change'

Hebe nods her agreement with Qxsaria.

Psylin says, 'whats the point of having DT's if your going to change all the old gear'

Sandra says, 'so those items y ou find have gotten a heavy rent increase, idea them, talk to the builder.'

Spite says, 'old gear isnt an issue at all'

Sandra says, 'each material has a different rent spec'

Kaige says, 'to keep you on your toes -- that hasn't changed much'

Lorenzo says to Psylin, 'more fun!'

Spite says, 'any new eq hitter hits as well as I do'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Not alot of builders vis these days.'

Cheyla says, 'more than likely, you'll find it either won't change, it'll drop in AC, or it'll get a different negative on it that you may not like'

Sandra says, 'mudmail :)'

Geraden says to Archibald, '1.5k.'

Spite says, 'people put way topo much stock in old eq'

Geraden ducks under Archibald.

Dogbert blinks.

Psylin says, 'Players with old gear should be able to keep there old eq becuase they earned it from playing for a long time'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Ignored for wesks ;)'

Hebe says, 'weeks.'

Archibald says, 'so can we get some new spec guides so we can idea with some basis for it instead of just complaining about every item we dont personally like anymore?'

Sandra says, 'not if they log in it isn't'

Archibald says, 'i hate ideaing without a clue..'

Lorenzo says to Psylin, 'or from being in the right place when someone permad, or from having a million five in loose gold, or from anything else.'

Psylin shrugs helplessly.

Archibald says, 'with eq going template we're gonna get a lot more clued up on spec just by watching but itd save us time to just get told'

Psylin says, 'luck'

Cheyla says, 'the harder the material, the less likely it'll get damaged, the more it'll protect you, and the more it'll cost in rent'

Hebe says, 'yeah, it'd be nice to have a general ratio guide for materials in a help file.'

Lorenzo doesn't really buy the "earned the old eq" argument

Cheyla says, 'you're not gonna just get told, sorry'

Archibald says, 'yeah but whats the formula for rent like, how much ac and what material equals what rent... or is down to the builder to decide if they wanna be sadistic'

Val nods his agreement with Lorenzo.

Huma says, 'its built in an obvious way I feel'

Kaige says, 'it depends on the things she just said.'

Huma says, 'if you are wearing a cloth tunic it wont do as well as a big hunk of metal strapped to your chest'

Psylin says, 'good....'

Cheyla says, 'rent cost of the material times how much AC it has'

Sandra says, 'a cotton shield wll be less rent than a kevlar one, for a simple example'

Hebe says, 'well, it would seem it's obvious, but alot of things don't fit in well.'

Hebe says, 'to that scheme.'

Lorenzo says to Sandra, 'how much is Gore-Tex(tm)'

Kaige says to Cheyla, 'And magic ac costs more than the mundane minimum too.'

Sandra giggles.

Helsing smiles at Psylin.

Archibald says, 'yeah i get that but if we find an item we think is obscene and we idea that its obscene we're just gonna get some builder sayin its fine everytime cos we dont know the numbers'

Cheyla says, 'and all our rent specs are for the MINIMUM rent, builders are free to make it cost more'

Lorenzo says, 'cause it get sweltering out there onthe way to lima'

Sandra says, 'There's 2 types of AC. There's Magical AC, and normal AC. Magical AC costs more than normal. Normal and magical is based on the material type as far as max'

Archibald says, 'im not too worried at this point cuchies shield and the lion scalp are the only items i think have been too drastically changed anyway'

Chocorua says, 'also keep in mind that the rent generally reflects the builders idea of the worth of the item and its stats, maybe your eq lists that incluse that item were to powerful for the game as it was'

Cheyla says, 'well, if it's at the minimum rent already, it either won't change, or it'll get some negative added to it to drop the rent some... and like the scalp, you may not like the change'

Spite says, 'is there a change in the last few years I have liked?'

Qxsaria says, 'serpent scale'

Sandra says, 'rent cost for material is just as Cheyla said, if it soaks up more damage, it'll cost more'

Archibald says, 'im just curious and pokey, and with templating im gonna be more motivated to update my eq program'

Geraden says, 'brine ring.. then it got changed too'

Geraden ducks to the ground.

Sandra says to Spite, 'We've come to conclude that there is no change you will like. Ever ;)'

Lorenzo says, 'studies have shown...'

Psylin says, 'most people dont like the changes'

Spite says to Sandra, 'actually I do like the ac change.'

Cheyla says, 'templates should make it easier to maintain personal eq programs, at least'

Spite goes EEK! at himself in distress - what a klutz!

Archibald says, 'so are we free for all atm or should i jump in queue?'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'I like the prompt change ;)'

Val giggles at Sandra.

Lorenzo says to Psylin, 'have you conducted a study?'

Sandra giggles.

Spite says, 'I do NOT just say I like a change'

Psylin says, 'yep'

Sandra says, 'no, we should get back to the hand raising really'

Archibald says, 'i raised about 12 mins ago heheheh can i go?'

Archibald throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Archibald bounces around.

Sandra says, 'yea, go ahead'

Lorenzo says, 'well, I'm used to being an outlier, I guess'

Archibald says, 'the lion scalp, cos it was the only other grievance i am curious about, what was the reason for changing it to nonrepair?'

Val twiddles with Lorenzo's hair impishly.

Archibald says, 'cos with mobs scrapping eq like they do so often nowadays and the scalps difficulty level to get, its another item not worth usin so much anymore :('

Spite says to Archibald, '4stat, +hp do you need any other reasons?'

Qxsaria says, 'yeah, I have to say, for an item so difficult to get, non repair does not make much sense'

Hebe says to Archibald, 'Lotsa those, now.'

Archibald says, 'if it was to encourage people killing it more often it woulda been more attractive to make the mob less psychotic'

Qxsaria says, 'before it was so easy to get destroyed, that was good that way'

Cheyla says, 'it was out of spec before'

Psylin says, 'yea not being able to repair something doesnt make sense everything should be fixable...'

Qxsaria says, 'you had to constantly be aware of it'

Qxsaria says, 'yes, but could you of not raised its rent or something else'

Hebe says, 'phantoms tattoo, semetic runes, shroud..'

Archibald says, 'i wouldnt mind it being nonrepair if it wasnt such an ordeal to get to begin with'

Spite says, 'Im more concerned about the items you just cant get anymore, 3 hits to destroy a red suit jacket'

Cheyla says, 'raising rent does not bring an item into spec'

Kaige says, 'raising rent isn't a cure-all fix.'

Chocorua says, 'there are more than one calculation of in and out of spec'

Qxsaria says, 'there are other stuff, give it a minus'

Archibald says, 'raising rent on the scalp woulda been just as harsh'

Kaige says to Spite, 'That'll be updated next week.'

Lorenzo says, 'oh oh'

Hebe says, 'honestly, i just think the lower end of the material thing needs to be a bit better on scrapping.'

Cheyla says, 'of the options available, the one chosen seemed the lesser of all evils'

Kaige says, 'remember a lot of the industrial items haven't had their materials updated yet.'

Qxsaria says, 'just seems that making it non repair makes it just about completely useless'

Spite nods his agreement with Kaige.

Cheyla says, 'there would have been just as many complaints with any other option selected, so...'

Chocorua says, 'makes you all go look for an alternative or makes you have to go get it ..'

Cheyla shrugs helplessly.

Archibald says, 'well scalps are primarily a tanker item and therefore take more of a beating, take into account its repair state, its difficulty and its not an option :('

Spite says, 'non repair these days is even harsher'

Archibald says, 'unless its made of titanium alloy its no good heh'

Archibald says, 'give the nemean an adamantium skeleton!'

Qxsaria says, 'I would of prefered a -3 to mind over non repair, but thats just me'

Huma says, 'I wasen't around when y'all made that decision about the scalp'

Cheyla says, 'of course you would, what tank needs the extra 3 mind?'

Archibald says, 'me'

Archibald pouts.

Qxsaria says, '-3 dex'

Spite says, 'most of the,'

Qxsaria says, 'im sorry'

Huma says, 'but it certainly is a useless item now =P'

Qxsaria says, 'but with all the skills out there, mind/perc and spirit are not just as important'

Hebe says to Cheyla, 'Proficincies.'

Qxsaria says, 'so lets not go there with that arguement'

Spite says, 'most have base mind because the need the 30spir and 20+perc as well as real satr,dex, and con'

Psylin says, 'putting spirit reqs on the new skills dont make much sense'

Archibald says, 'the cost to be the boss'

Archibald nods to himself.

Hebe says to Qxsaria, 'I disagree, about spirit, spirit is very important.'

Spite says, '25mind 30spir 30perc 50str 100con 90dex'

Qxsaria says, 'thats what I just said'

Hebe says, 'to most chartypes.'

Archibald says, 'but yeah wussyin the lion itself up would be enough of a solution, rustling up a crew of meanos to cap it each time is hard'

Psylin says, 'no its not i dont need spirit to be able to fight better thats crazy'

Spite says to Hebe, 'get off your liman high horse!'

Sandra says, 'let's bring it back to the question at hand :)'

Psylin snickers softly.

Hebe says to Spite, 'Lima, agrabah, tara, klien, london..'

Sandra says to Archibald, 'Did Cheyla answer your question?'

Archibald says, 'bah i'll put it on the idea pile just so it glares at y'all every few days'

Archibald says, 'well kinda yeah it was out of spec'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Archibald says, 'which is fair and all, just needs some tweaking i think'

Archibald says, 'theres no sense having eq no ones ever willing to use is my stance'

Cheyla says, 'but y'all complain if we tweak items'

Archibald says, 'nah not the item, the lion... or both'

Qxsaria says, 'of course people complain, its human nature'

Archibald says, 'just something to make the tradeoff less harsh'

Val says, 'Make scalp preserve instead of non-repair'

Val attempts to take cover.

Hebe says to Archibald, 'Not everyone has to have the best possible 349 stats.'

Spite says, 'I dont care what items get tweaked because Im not in the habit of needing to re-eq every week'

Spite says, 'until templates that is'

Qxsaria says, 'most of the changes to eq, I acctually like'

Qxsaria says, 'not having to repair my gear every day is great'

Lorenzo giggles at Val.

Archibald says to Hebe, 'i use multiple nonstat items, i dont think it bothers me as much as youd think.'

Sandra says, 'ok, let's move on'

Sandra points at Lorenzo.

Hebe says to Archibald, 'Exactly my point.'

Lorenzo says, 'oh'

Qxsaria says, 'just seems like the scalp is now just about useless and when you take an item away from people in that way, it leaves less choice and thats a bad idea in my opinion'

Val nods his agreement with Qxsaria.

Lorenzo says, 'well, I just had this idea relative to the previous discussion, and it's maybe a bad idea but I thought it would be interesting to hear how people knock it'

Val says, 'Nobody uses the scalp any more, may as well throw it out'

Psylin says, 'or make it completely different'

Cheyla rolls her eyes heavenward.

Qxsaria says, 'dont rule your eyes and be rude'

Hebe doesn't even know the stats of the scalp.

Cheyla says, 'sandra has already said to move on, twice'

Spite says, 'shaddup and let lorenzo say his piece'

Qxsaria says, 'this is a Q and a'

Sandra says, 'Lorenzo's got the floor'

Kaige says, 'at least three people using it atm'

Lorenzo says, 'what is there were a spell, say like ksi kala pur or something, that changed something from being high-rent and repair/mend/tformable to being cheaper, but nonfixable? so that people can choose which advantage they prefer.'

Archibald says to Kaige, 'i'll keep usin it anyway just means more work for poor lil me.'

Val giggles at Kaige.

Lorenzo says, 'it could be formula-based so it all stays in spec, but people could have some choice in the matter'

Spite says, 'turning your permanent eq into cheap dicardable eq'

Archibald says, 'i actually like that idea Lorenzo, nice work :)'

Spite says, 'I like it!'

Val nods solemnly.

Psylin says, 'i like it too!'

Lorenzo beams delightedly.

Sandra says, 'interesting idea'

Hebe says, 'well, it should be cause, not create.'

Scathniamh nods her agreement with Hebe.

Hebe says, 'but yeah ;)'

Scathniamh says, 'or both'

Huginn says, 'not something that would work well'

Val nods his agreement with Hebe.

Scathniamh says, 'no. cause makes sense'

Scathniamh says, 'well..'

Spite says, 'create makes sense too'

Lorenzo says, 'maybe so, yeah -- was thinking in terms of preserve/decay/destroy, but yeah'

Dogbert blinks.

Scathniamh says, 'cause it to change. or create new wq'

Chocorua says, 'but it would make all items worthless and not useable, so why would anyone use it'

Huginn says, 'given that certain items take a lot less damage'

Scathniamh says, 'eq'

Archibald says, 'would be a nightmare to implement with templates but thats what players are good for, makin nightmares'

Archibald says, 'not worthless just different'

Spite says, 'because it would be cheap rent until it scrapped then you get another one and do it again'

Hebe says to Huginn, 'When'd you get here? :p'

Lorenzo says, 'some people have different priorities though'

Cheyla says, 'sounds like it'd make templated objects mean less, too'

Spite says, 'which is a good thing'

Lorenzo says, 'want to rent it for less, and do the run often, vs. willing to rent it for more, and harder to get'

Spite snickers softly.

Hebe says, 'what the whole ac thing boils down to for me, is that 90% of items are leather, or low end materials.'

Huginn says, 'there's plenty of items that could be non-fixable and never take enough damage to scrap'

Psylin says to Sandra, 'that Acid Spell rocks :)'

Sandra thanks Psylin heartily.

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

Sandra giggles.

Lorenzo says, 'yeah. I was thinking it could be selectively applied to objects -- an object flag'

Spite says to Huginn, 'now you are gettimng it!'

Lorenzo says, 'er, permitted'

Archibald says, 'yeah just make it material dependant'

Spite says, 'you do it to your high rent items that never take damage'

Archibald says, 'so only items or a certain quality can be imbued like that'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Archibald says, 'of a rather'

Psylin says, 'that seems like a pain in the arse'

Lorenzo says, 'definitely not a good thing to work with any item at all'

Spite says, 'sure guys, try to fix all the ways to exploit a feature'

Spite grumbles.

Archibald says, 'making it like engraving would actually be better ever cos then ya dont have to be a caster to get it done'

Psylin says, 'in theory it sounds good but overall i dont think it would be a good thing but im only one person heh'

Hebe makes a face at Archibald.

Archibald says, 'down with casters :p'

Huma says, 'the players job is to exploit everything so that we can plug all the holes'

Hebe says, 'cause needs a new spell!'

Eresse cheers for Archibald - huzzah!

Archibald says, 'up with secret mobs only elitist pig dogs know about!'

Sandra says, 'cause mages are fine ;P'

Psylin snickers softly.

Spite says, 'cause dont need shit!'

Val applauds Archibald's quick thinking and good judgment.

Psylin says, 'cause mages are way to powerful'

Lorenzo says, 'well, I just thought it would be interesting to think about. I'm an idea machine, but I don't know all the ropes.'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Yeah, but when's the last new cause spell?'

Lorenzo steps down

Spite says, 'creates need a spellbook for the acid spell!'

Sandra says, 'they don't need one'

Sandra says to Spite, 'It's coming.'

Cheyla says, 'you'll get one'

Psylin says, 'what are you talkin about?'

Spite says, 'I dont want to see every hitter with the same eq sheet, every spell caster using the same gear'

Psylin says, 'a spellbook for acid?'

Cheyla nods her agreement with Psylin.

Psylin says, 'whats that about?'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Not sure how you can say that, but ok.'

Sandra says to Lorenzo, 'I think general response ist hat it's a good idea, but not something that we'd want to get into with templates coming and all.'

Archibald says, 'every london condex ironwill shooter tank with the same eq sheet'

Archibald snickers at Spite nastily.

Hebe says to Sandra, 'It doesn't have to be a damage spell. :p'

Lorenzo nods solemnly.

Sandra says to Hebe, 'I play them ;)'

Spite nods his agreement with Archibald.

Lorenzo says to Sandra, 'yeah, I have no sense of how it'd interact with that :('

Archibald says to Spite, 'so get victim nekked :p'

Lorenzo hates not knowing stuff

Sandra giggles.

Lorenzo pouts.

Hebe says to Sandra, 'And use what, 5, 6 spells? :p'

Sandra says, 'a bit more lately'

Sandra says, 'anyway, let's move on'

Sandra points at Eresse.

Scathniamh says, 'erasser!'

Scathniamh ducks to the ground.

Spite says to Archibald, 'a few more tanking runs and he will be, all his craps fallin apart almosy.'

Eresse says, 'the prompt change comes in tomorrow right?'

Sandra nods her agreement with Eresse.

Eresse yells, 'i am the eresser!'

Eresse says, 'what time?'

Psylin says, 'whats this spellbook thing you were talkin about?'

Eresse says, 'mornin, night?'

Hebe says, 'ya prompt change'

Sandra says, 'um when we reboot'

Val says to Eresse, 'kitten.'

Val makes strange faces - what a weirdo!

Psylin says, 'does it just not show up in the spellbook or you talkin bout somethin else?'

Kaige says, 'usually somewhere between noon and 2pm system time lately'

Cheyla says to Psylin, 'Something else.'

Sandra says to Psylin, 'Help study.'

Spite says, 'I have a question about that prompt thing, what does it mean exactly?'

Sandra says, 'you will be able to configure your prompt'

Scathniamh says to Spite, 'fun prompt.'

Val nods his agreement with Spite.

Psylin says to Cheyla, 'is there a bored somewhere or can you explain?'

Sandra says, 'so if you want your hp in your prompt 10 times, you can do that'

Eresse says, 'cool i might be able to see it, ohh by the way ill think of you all while im at the lake for the weekend *grins*'

Kaige says, 'that you'll get to set your prompt up how you want it to.. if you don't want it to say XPtoLevel you can have XP2NL if you want'

Scathniamh says, 'you'll know tomorrow!'

Hebe says to Spite, 'Your prompt could say Spite's a big dork, if you wanted.'

Psylin says, 'sweet'

Spite says, 'LOW STYLES!'

Qxsaria nods her agreement with Spite.

Qxsaria says, 'something like that I think'

Spite says to Hebe, 'ok dont talk to me, Ive had it with you!'

Qxsaria says, 'Id love for legend to code the group to your client thing that low has, so that you can watch a meter of group health go up or down, that would be neat here :)'

Eresse giggles.

Cheyla mutters under her breath.

Psylin says, 'wtf'

Kaige says, 'bleah'

Val glowers at nothing in particular.

Scathniamh sighs loudly.

Scathniamh says, 'bad ladyace.'

Archibald shudders.

Spite peers around intently.

Psylin says, 'what are you imms doin'

Psylin snickers softly.

Spite says, 'who did it!'

Sandra nods her agreement with Spite.

Huginn flops about helplessly.

Hebe brutally slays the lagmonster.

Hebe brutally slays the lagmonster.

Val grins evilly at Psylin... Wonder what he's thinking...

Hebe says to Huma, 'Wondered who the hell you were.'

Psylin grins evilly.

Huma says, 'I didnt have aura on?'

Eresse sighs loudly.

Hebe says, 'not for me.'

Eresse says, 'whats up with that?'

Huma says, 'hrm thought I did sorry'

Val shakes his head in disagreement with Psylin.

Val blinks.

Psylin says, 'hrmm'

Val says to Psylin, 'your keyword is "Hum"?'

Psylin says, 'oh yea it is'

Val frowns.

Sandra says, 'oy'

Huma says, 'are you a human?'

Hebe nods her agreement with Sandra.

Eresse smiles at Psylin.

Psylin says, 'im HUMA!'

Chocorua says to Qxsaria, 'That would require us to have a proprietary client which we avoid.'

Lorenzo wants to be human too

Spite says, 'so where were we?'

Psylin snickers softly.

Qxsaria grumbles.

Chocorua says to Qxsaria, 'That would require us to have a proprietary client which we avoid.'

Sandra says, 'the prompt thing'

Sandra says to Eresse, 'That answer your question?'

Val waves a magic wand and poof, Lorenzo is a realy human girl!

Qxsaria nods her agreement with Chocorua.

Eresse nods solemnly.

Lorenzo snickers softly.

Psylin snickers softly.

Qxsaria says, 'just saying it would be nice'

Sandra smiles happily.

Val pets Lorenzo lovingly.

Sandra points at Scathniamh.

Lorenzo says to Val, 'i know, careful what I wish for.'

Lorenzo scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Psylin snickers softly.

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

Chocorua says to Qxsaria, 'I want a client too but i don't reallyw ant to code it.'

Scathniamh says, 'oh, sorry'

Lorenzo says to Chocorua, 'that's my problem.'

Spite throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Scathniamh says, 'uhm...cloak of bane sidhe'

Lorenzo sighs loudly.

Scathniamh says, 'is there some reason you guys keep screwing it up?'

Lorenzo says, 'I keep starting, and then it gets old'

Val blinks at Scathniamh.

Scathniamh says, 'It's only positive stat was AC'

Lorenzo rolls his eyes, exasperated with Scathniamh.

Scathniamh says, 'Suddenly, it's only 8 ac'

Psylin says, 'why cant i have 100 in all my stats? heh'

Psylin beams delightedly.

Hebe says to Scathniamh, '8 ac is nice now! :p'

Lorenzo says to Scathniamh, 'nice way to win the attention of your audience. didn't we cover that a coupla weeks ago?'

Cheyla says, 'materials changes likely contributed to that'

Scathniamh says, 'It just doesn't make sense to have a 2k rent item with -25 hp and only -8 ac'

Dogbert blinks.

Spite says to Scathniamh, 'you know its one of those items noones supposed to wear its there for effect right?'

Huma says, 'I think it was probably a forgotten piece of EQ'

Huma says, 'might wanna idea it?'

Scathniamh says, 'It was like -12 a week or so agao'

Scathniamh says, 'Okee.'

Cheyla says, 'the ac changes also affected things...'

Hebe says to Scathniamh, 'No stats yeah, but it still does things that're nice.'

Scathniamh says, 'Not anymore'

Hebe says, 'no?'

Scathniamh says, 'You lose 25 hp. Only gain 8 ac'

Scathniamh says, 'I could give up 3 ac and gain stats'

Lorenzo looks up into the sky and ponders.

Hebe says, 'speaking of.'

Lorenzo says, 'if you wear it as a newbie, does it make you a zombie?'

Hebe says, 'there's a harp that really needs looked at, seems way overpowered to me.'

Sandra says, 'well'

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

Spite says, 'if you have negative max hp then you are perma stunned'

Hebe snickers softly.

Hebe says, 'face it :p'

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

Lorenzo says, 'sweet'

You do a slow fade as Scathniamh whines at Hebe, hoping she won't get to you too.

Sandra says to Hebe, 'Which harp?'

Scathniamh says, 'but i like running klein with only a healer!'

Val says to Hebe, 'i swear...'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Dal riada.'

Sandra says, 'oh'

Sandra giggles.

Val holds his hands to his head in a silent scream!

Sandra says, 'well'

Lorenzo wants to be permastunned

Val hugs a delicate wooden harp.

Sandra says, 'resistances are changing'

Val says, 'You can't have it!'

Qxsaria cheers wildly!

Cheyla says, 'that'll be changing next week'

Qxsaria cheers for Huginn - huzzah!

Scathniamh says, 'it's not resist!'

Scathniamh laughs.

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Are immunes? :p'

Sandra nods solemnly.

Cheyla nods her agreement with Hebe.

Sandra says, 'all of it'

Qxsaria says, 'can't wait for that change'

Cheyla says, 'and suscepts'

Val puts a death-grip on his harp.

Archibald says, 'im gonna go regen and try to level cya guys and thanks for answerin some questions for me :)'

Val raises a delicate wooden harp high in the air above his head.

Huma says, 'whole system is changin'

Hebe says, 'good.'

Huginn says to Qxsaria, 'Rufus did it.'

Archibald tips his hat gallantly.

Sandra waves to Archibald.

Psylin says, 'are there any changes going in for pure surgeons?'

Hebe says, 'rufus is a machine lately.'

Sandra says, 'Rufus has been Mr Sick Coding Guy'

Scathniamh laughs.

Sandra says to Psylin, 'Nope.'

Scathniamh says to Hebe, 'maybe they should get sick more often.'

Scathniamh giggles.

Hebe says, 'oh!'

Huma says, 'Rufus has been shooting caffeine pills in red bull or something'

Psylin says, 'bah pure surgeons suck since they have 10 ma and mv a heal'

Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.

Huma says, 'hes coding so much'

Psylin snickers softly.

Sandra says to Psylin, 'It costs 2 herbs, a bandage and 25 mana for a druid. You aren't convincing me of anything :)'

Val says, 'Rufus for President'

Sandra points at Hebe.

Psylin snickers softly.

Psylin nods solemnly.

Psylin says, 'yea i guess'

Psylin says, 'heh'

Hebe says, 'rufus was kind to me, and i know he was making another change with the prompt thing, is that going in this week?'

Huginn says, 'changes are posted'

Hebe nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'things that are going in this week are all on that'

Val threatens Hebe with a delicate wooden harp.

Sandra says, 'If it's not listed, it will probably be next week'

Hebe says, 'will that go in?'

Huginn says, 'new klein skill in the next couple of weeks..'

Huginn nods his agreement with Sandra.

Psylin says, 'hopefully next week'

Geraden drools contentedly.

Huginn says, 'resistances next week'

Psylin crosses his fingers.

Val sniffs sadly.

Spite says, 'you guys know the klien skill better be worth it right?'

Psylin says, 'are they town specific?'

Sandra says, 'just wait, the world will soon end too'

Psylin says, 'the resistances i mean'

Spite says, 'I dont know how much longer I can be nice :P'

Val beams at Sandra delightedly.

Sandra says to Psylin, 'No. it won't be a blanket resist anymore.'

Hebe says to Spite, 'You know how legend works by now.'

Kaige says to Sandra, 'And parts of hell will have frozen over.'

Psylin nods solemnly.

Sandra nods her agreement with Kaige.

Hebe says to Spite, 'Have one of every chartype, and play the one that's good that month.'

Psylin says, 'oh are you puttin the new hell in anytime soon?'

Cheyla says, 'soon'

Qxsaria says, 'can you explain to us the changes to resist now or do we have to wait for the changes to go in?'

Sandra says, 'you'll all freak and run screaming in the streets "THE SKY IS FALLING!"'

Spite says to Hebe, 'been there done that.'

Cheyla says, 'goal was last week but kae's been a bit under the weather'

Huma says, 'new hell has been in for weeks what are you talking about =P'

Psylin nods solemnly.

Geraden says, 'I will get Soze's old chicken suit for that'

Psylin snickers softly.

Psylin says, 'wanna trans me to hell?'

Spite says, 'yeah you guys are slow, Ive been chilling in hell for weeks'

Hebe says to Psylin, 'On OUR mud, not yours. :p'

Psylin snickers softly.

Hebe points at Huma.

Psylin throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Spite throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Sandra says, 'ok resistances'

Psylin ponders Hebe's existence.

Sandra says, 'it won't be a blanket result like it is currently'

Hebe raises an eyebrow inquiringly.

Sandra says, 'Items can have a % resist or suscept'

Qxsaria says, 'meaning? like a straight percentage of damage off the top'

Qxsaria says, 'or?'

Sandra says, 'say my wallet is like 10% resist chop'

Hebe says, 'i thought that's what they were now.'

Huginn shakes his head in disagreement with Hebe.

Kaige says, 'meaning just because an item has a resist, they won't all have the SAME amount of resistance any more too'

Spite says, 'its a % chance to block that % of damage'

Huginn says, 'and they add'

Huginn says, 'unlike now'

Hebe says, 'they add?'

Sandra says, 'yea'

Psylin says, 'so will we be able to see it somehow?'

Sandra says, 'you can have 2 10% resist smite that'll be 20%'

Straussy says, 'can i queue a question?'

Cheyla says, 'and of course, specs are changing - so you may see rent on items increase or decrease'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'Oooooh.'

Qxsaria says, 'ahh, so before you had say 10% reduction to damage automatic, but now there is like 10% change to resist the 10% of damage?'

Huma says, 'mmmmm rent changes'

Huma drools contentedly.

Huginn says, 'most likely 10% would be considered a really high amount'

Sandra nods her agreement with Huginn.

Spite says, 'so a resist tank could load up on say resist slash gear and the resist bonues will stack?'

Huginn nods his agreement with Spite.

Sandra says, 'yea'

Huginn says, 'if they could afford the rent'

Spite faints.

Huma says to Qxsaria, 'A 10% chance to take no dmg that round from that attack I believe.'

Psylin says, 'so there can be a PD tank and SL tank heh'

Huginn says to Huma, 'No.'

Qxsaria says, 'no damage what so ever?'

Huma says, 'I lied'

Huginn says, 'a 10% less damage'

Qxsaria says, 'don't scare me'

Huma says to Huginn, '10% chance for 10% less dmg?'

Sandra says, 'theoretically you could get 100%. But don't expect that much resist gear for a single type ;)'

Huginn shakes his head in disagreement with Huma.

Cheyla giggles at Huginn.

Spite says, 'a change that might be worth it, depending on how renty resist items become'

Huma says, 'just constant 10% less dmg'

Huginn says, 'whose on first?'

Huginn nods his agreement with Huma.

Straussy says, 'anyone know the best way to get rid of your roommate?'

Psylin says, 'who'

Huma says, 'w00t'

Huma says, 'I got it'

Straussy frowns.

Hebe says to Spite, 'You won't like it.'

Psylin says, 'yep'

Qxsaria says, 'ohh, I really like that change'

Huginn says, 'so anyway..'

Val peers at Straussy, looking him up and down.

Qxsaria says, 'I was not sure how you were going to fix it but that works well I think'

Huma says, 'they like to pretend I'm an imm, actually I'm a collection of 500 monkeys around a keyboard'

Huginn says, 'you could have a bunch of small resist items'

Sandra says, 'we just keep pumping caffeine into Rufus and he just keeps hammering out code'

Thedus peers around intently.

Psylin snickers softly.

Spite says to Hebe, 'stop talking to me!'

Val grins evilly at Psylin... Wonder what he's thinking...

Psylin throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Hebe bonks Spite on the head!

Huginn says to Huma, 'We keep shooting the monkeys.'

Huma grins evilly.

Huma nods his agreement with Huginn.

Sandra says, 'so have we totally thrown you all off with the changes coming in the next few weeks?'

Huginn says, 'anyway.. we hope that people fill find it to be flexible and interesting'

Lorenzo says, 'there are changes coming?'

Val nods his agreement with Sandra.

Lorenzo peers around intently.

Val rolls around laughing at Lorenzo's joke.

Sandra giggles at Lorenzo.

Geraden pokes Lorenzo in the ribs.

Spite says, 'right im out, another fine example of q&a's, later'

Spite tips his hat gallantly.

Sandra waves to Spite.

Sandra points at Straussy.

Straussy nods solemnly.

Lorenzo says to Straussy, 'pour clorox in his milkshake.'

Straussy says, 'was just wondering why not just put attribute display in the score display and save a command'

Hebe says, 'there's a score command? :p'

Sandra says, 'score gets to be spammy if we add too much'

Thedus says, 'save a command?'

Straussy says, 'it would all be lateral tho'

Hebe says, 'and here i thought there was only attributes and status.'

Thedus says, 'you dont *need* to type it :)'

Scathniamh says, 'that would suck'

Scathniamh says, 'I like att'

Scathniamh says, 'Without the spam of score'

Thedus nods solemnly.

Hebe says, 'well, att could use a few things ;)'

Thedus says, 'same here'

Straussy says, 'hehe what spam tho? :P'

Straussy says, 'scores only a few lines'

Scathniamh says, 'Mine scrolls the screen.'

Straussy shrugs philosophically.

Straussy says, 'just thought i'd ask'

Scathniamh shrugs helplessly.

Straussy thanks Sandra heartily.

Lorenzo says, 'config scoreshowsattrs? :)'

Geraden says, 'if ac could be added to att I might never have to use score at all'

Geraden chuckles politely.

Trousers lies down on the ground and gets comfortable.

Sandra giggles.

Hebe says, 'att needs hp/ma/mv'

Straussy knocks Lorenzo over and flops all over him.

Scathniamh nods her agreement with Geraden.

Sandra points at Thedus.

Scathniamh says, 'yes!'

Hebe says, 'and ac.'

Scathniamh says, 'and ac!'

Scathniamh nods solemnly.

Scathniamh tugs on Sandra's sleeve imploringly.

Straussy says, 'wait wait... he's drinking it!!'

Straussy thanks Lorenzo heartily.

Scathniamh says, 'add it! now!'

Lorenzo giggles at Straussy.

Scathniamh ducks to the ground.

Sandra says, 'AC isn't gradual'

Scathniamh says, 'So?'

Huginn says, 'ac would be interesting.. but its not an attribute really'

Scathniamh says, 'It could still be there'

Hebe says to Sandra, 'We covered that, it should be ;)'

Thedus says, 'Any way we can make a new HoL janitor? this thing is getting in my way'

Thedus points downwards.

Sandra says, 'no :)'

Scathniamh says, 'Not an attribute my arse.'

Huma laughs.

Dogbert blinks.

Scathniamh says, 'It matters.'

Scathniamh says, 'You get it with eq'

Scathniamh shrugs helplessly.

Thedus says, 'how about gear that changes sex? :)'

Sandra says, 'when HoL was taken out, the janitor happily went with it'

Thedus says, 'what a bum'

Hebe says, 'currently, score is the only way to check ac.'

Geraden laughs.

Straussy says to Lorenzo, 'Good idea just too messing to get rid of the body--i'd have to resort to some of my cold war tactics the CIA used for soviet defectors.'

Hebe hates score!

Straussy throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Thedus says, 'I'll have Rabbi Fuego and his circumcisions take over'

Sandra says, 'and gladly, I hope he never comes back ;)'

Huma says, 'hes gonna be in the new area 1980's New York gutters'

Geraden says, 'the janitor.. changeing sex for a price, and doubles to put it bacl'

Lorenzo grins evilly at Straussy... Wonder what he's thinking...

Val says, 'Yea will be be able to display AC in prompt...'

Val scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Sandra says, 'oh I'm not sure'

Sandra says, 'we'll find out tomorrow ;)'

Qxsaria says, 'd'

Val purrs contentedly in Sandra's lap.

Hebe says, 'i think rufus' post said he didn't add anything new.'

Hebe says, 'to prompt.'

Sandra says, 'any other questions? No one's in my qeue atm'

Geraden chuckles politely.

Straussy says, 'we dont like your queue!'

Sandra says, 'we scared them all quiet'

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

Lorenzo tries to think of a question

Sandra giggles.

Val smirks at Sandra.

Thedus says, 'Well, you wouldnt take away my willy'

Thedus bursts into tears.

Sandra giggles.

Geraden wonders if he could be glued for a second, just for bragging rights.

Straussy says, 'any areas getting close?'

Geraden chuckles politely.

Huma says to Thedus, 'Shoulda thought about it before you stapled it on.'

Sandra says, 'just wait until you see the next big bunch of changes!'

You do a slow fade as Scathniamh whines at Sandra, hoping she won't get to you too.

Sandra says, 'Hell's pretty close, Carthage is in testing'

Scathniamh says to Sandra, 'i can't have a heart attack! i'm so young!'

Straussy says, 'right on'

Scathniamh bursts into tears.

Straussy smiles happily.

Sandra giggles.

Geraden says, 'I am waiting for Tombstone'

Geraden grins evilly.

Scathniamh cries on Trousers's shoulder.

Sandra says, 'it'll be mass hysteria!'

Huma peers around intently.

Scathniamh says to Trousers, 'i'm too young to die!'

Cheyla attempts to prod Huma but Huma isn't about to go anywhere.

Cheyla says to Huma, 'Hurry up.'

Geraden nods his agreement with Huma.

Straussy attempts to prod Huma but Huma isn't about to go anywhere.

Huma says, 'I am done with the whole town'

Sandra says to Huma, 'Yea, hurry up.'

Huma says, '80 rooms!'

Scathniamh says to Huma, 'monkey!'

Straussy says, 'come on! I want to kill Doc Holiday in a showdown, dammit!'

Scathniamh says to Huma, 'do you sleep in a barrel?'

Huma says, 'I just finished yesterday at work =P'

Huma says, 'I swear'

Sandra says, 'last call for questions before I go fold my stupid laundry!'

Geraden says, 'My frontier ranger is ready for your cool new stuff'

Geraden grins evilly.

Huma says, 'an 80 room town, that leaves me 19 rooms for everything else'

Scathniamh says, 'does the smart laundry fold itself?'

Lorenzo says to Huma, 'when I enter the corral, will it play the do-de-do sound and shake a rattlesnake?'

Sandra says, 'I wish'

Sandra points at Hebe.

Straussy says to Sandra, 'Dont leave us :('

Val says, 'Ya where is Kae! =P'

Hebe says, 'so when are we getting no_give acc slot makes amulets? :p'

Straussy makes a puppy face.

Sandra says, 'don't hold yer breath on that one'

Sandra giggles.

Huma says to Lorenzo, 'The corral will be a really cool thing.'

You do a slow fade as Hebe whines at Sandra, hoping she won't get to you too.

Eresse flops about helplessly.

Lorenzo cheers for Huma - huzzah!

Geraden does the whistle from 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Lorenzo says, 'I want a shootout!'

Val grins evilly at Eresse... Wonder what he's thinking...

Huma says to Lorenzo, 'Theres gonna be special rooms around it where you can listen and shoot and stuff.'

Lorenzo says, 'wait, I can't shoot'

Straussy paces back and forth.

Lorenzo sighs at himself. What a sorry sight.

Qxsaria says to Sandra, 'I whine at huginn about this, now Im gonna whine at you! I want room traps!'

Huma says, 'how about this for cool'

Scathniamh gets a short bow from the Bag of Winds.

Scathniamh picks up a short bow and shakes it vigorously.

Scathniamh puts a short bow in the Bag of Winds.

Huma says, 'theres gonna be a shootout at high noon series of quests'

Sandra says, 'traps?'

Sandra says, 'trees'

Sandra stares off into space.

Straussy says, 'man i had some questions but i forget em all'

Qxsaria shakes her head.

Qxsaria says, 'traps!'

Lorenzo says to Huma, 'nice :)'

Scathniamh laughs at Straussy.

Lorenzo says, 'I love the observation room thing'

Qxsaria says, 'like net traps and stun traps'

Huma says, 'where the clock tower will echo out 12 chimes and on the 12th chime you gotta hit shoot theothercowboyguy'

Cheyla pats Straussy on the head.

Sandra says, 'yea, those traps are cool'

Straussy has one!

Psylin says, 'why did ya put new level reqs on the areas'

Qxsaria says, 'be just as cool here'

Huma says, 'g gun holster wear gun shoot cowboy'

Sandra says, 'and lightning strikes the tower and sends you Back to the Future!'

Huma says, 'it'll make being a sniper cool again!@'

Lorenzo giggles.

Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.

Straussy says, 'can we have caltrops that you throw and they have like a 3 or 4 room coverage'

Scathniamh says, 'rufus did that'

Lorenzo says to Huma, 'i can't want to see it.'

Sandra pokes Val in the eye!

Lorenzo envies Holliday for his foresight

Val says to Sandra, 'evilSandra!'

Sandra nods her agreement with Val.

Val makes strange faces - what a weirdo!

Scathniamh says to Val, 'stop flirting with sandy! she's mine!'

Sandra says, 'ok, I think we're about done'

Val says to Scathniamh, 'backoff.'

Qxsaria says, 'taking it easy all'

Sandra giggles.

Val says to Scathniamh, 'saw her first.'

Sandra points at Straussy.

Val defends Sandra's honor.

Huma says, 'now if only I could say things online and get them to just appear in the .are'

Scathniamh looks up into the sky and ponders.

Huma says, 'that would be nice'

Sandra says, 'I ran them all off!'

Straussy says, 'caltrops, throwable, 3-4 room coveerage?'

Straussy says, 'any immediate thoughts on that idea?'

Lorenzo chuckles politely at Huma.

Psylin says, 'well that was a fun QA see ya alls later!'

Scathniamh picks The Evil Sandra up and throws her over her shoulder.

Chocorua says, 'rooms aren't a fixed size so that would be silly'

Sandra says, 'that's a complete rewrite of the throw code, probably'

Sandra says, 'has nothing to do with the object :)'

Kaige says, 'and requires room size'

Cheyla drools contentedly.

Straussy nods solemnly.

Straussy says, 'good idea tho?'

Straussy bounces around.

Scathniamh pokes Trousers in the ribs.

Straussy attempts to prod Sandra but Sandra isn't about to go anywhere.

Huma says, 'like spreading out some caltops across the vast pacific ocean would not be realistic'

Scathniamh says to Trousers, 'come tank sl.'

Trousers blinks.

Trousers shrugs helplessly.

Chocorua waves happily.

Sandra says, 'thanks for coming all!'

Val gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Val says, 'Always amusing if not a pleasure'

Val smirks.

Kaige waves happily.

Straussy bows deeply.

Cheyla waves happily.

Lorenzo waves happily.

Lorenzo says, 'time to go!'

Sandra says, 'Laundry here I come!'

Huma says, 'allllllllll alonnnnne'

Purgatory says, 'whoa is this still going on?'

Lorenzo bounces around.

Purgatory giggles.

Purgatory says, 'well, while I'm here'

Huma says, 'naw just ended'

Purgatory says, 'bah!'

Purgatory says, 'answer one more question!'

Purgatory tugs on Sandra's sleeve imploringly.

Huma says, 'yes, I do eat it'

Purgatory says, 'awwww'

Huma says, 'does that answer your question?'

Purgatory says, 'no!'

Purgatory giggles.

Eresse snuggles up, getting ready to sleep.

Purgatory says to Sandra, 'Awww come back and answer a question!'

Purgatory says, 'oh well, idea channel it is'

Helsing smiles at Sandra.

Helsing says, 'how did Q&A go?'

Purgatory shrugs helplessly.

Dogbert blinks.

Helsing asks Sandra a question.

It sounded like 'did yo uget aa lot of questions from Q&A' to you.

Dogbert says, 'sandra bear!'

Dogbert knocks Sandra over and flops all over her.

Dogbert says, 'you call that an entrance convo!'

Dogbert sinks his teeth into Rush's flesh.

Rush giggles.

Rush says, 'my life is too crazy'

Dogbert says, 'yaeh yeah'

Mephesto pounces on LadyAce, bowling her over.

Huginn nods his agreement with LadyAce.

Heath knocks LadyAce over and flops all over her.

Kaige flops all over a wobbly stack of new tires.

Heath giggles.

Kaige spent $666 on tires this afternoon.

Kaige blames Kae.

Heath wrinkles his nose with distaste.

Kaige says, '3 of them were looking kinda bald... so I just replaced all 4'

Heath says, 'hehe'

LadyAce was going nuts tweaking AC and didn't notice the minutes ticking by!

Heath giggles.

Kaige says, '_set_target_ac makes life SO much easier'

Huginn nods his agreement with Kaige.

LadyAce says, 'yes, yes, yes'

Huginn says, 'nice'

Huginn says, 'not that I build..'

Huginn says, 'wouldn't that be a scary sight'

Kaige says, 'just have to do a slight callback if they wear stuff in resets as well as act_load.'

Kaige says, 'or instead of.. whatever'

Kaige says, 'but much better than sitting there with a calculator and trying to remember which numbers to subratrct when'

Kaige says, 'and Leila's areas... they were just begging for it with all the oset objects she does'

Kaige chuckles politely.

LadyAce giggles.

Basara tips his hat gallantly.

LadyAce says, 'sooooo, any questions from you three?'

Basara says, 'umm...'

Mephesto shakes his head in disagreement with LadyAce.

Mephesto says, 'I'm just here for the punch and pie'

Basara says, 'how often are the tinyplots run?'

A custard cream pie hits Mephesto's arm and splatters everywhere!

Mephesto beams at Kaige delightedly.

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

LadyAce says, 'I've been doing one per month, and other folks are always welcome to do them etc.'

Basara nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'player-planned ones are always beter than imm-planned ones'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Basara.

Basara says, 'heh'

Basara says, 'I'll try sometime. :)'

LadyAce says, 'what other questions are lurking out there? :)'

Basara says, 'has there been any improvements to guns and sniping since the last... year?'

LadyAce says, 'I don't recall many gun changes recently, but we're always squashing bugs and whatnot....'

LadyAce looks up into the sky and ponders.

Basara nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'nothing comes to mind, maybe Huginn knows more than I though :)'

Basara nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'some changes to autorush affect guns and so on'

Basara ponders his own existence - better keep an eye on him.

Basara says, 'has there been anything given to improve the skills of satire and praise?'

Basara says, 'or will there be improvements to bardic skills?'

LadyAce says, 'that generally comes down to the usefulness of prestige, I think.'

Basara nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'prestige has some effects in places people don't always seem to appreciate'

Huginn says, 'there have been some skills kicked around for ancient type bards'

Kaige says, 'there's nothing on deck right now, but it's possible you might see it in the future'

LadyAce nods her agreement with Huginn.

Basara nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'improvements to bardic skilsl that is'

Basara nods solemnly.

Huginn nods solemnly.

Basara says, 'where does prestige has effects right now?'

Psyco_man lies down on the ground and gets comfortable.

Cheyla says, 'some skills, quests...'

Basara nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'the way some mobs react/talk to you'

Basara discreetly sniffs the air around himself.

Basara says, 'I stink.'

Basara says, 'I think that takes presidence. ;)'

Trousers lies down on the ground and gets comfortable.

LadyAce says, 'hm, any questions on the new code going in tomorrow?'

Basara says, 'umm, I think that's it. well, one comment. This idea is fun... I'm still trying to solve it...'

Basara waves a jar of clear glass.

Basara says, 'what will battle training be about?'

Basara says, 'the general gist'

Huginn says, 'better ac'

Basara nods solemnly.

Basara says, 'wow.'

Huginn says, 'assuming you're able to take advantage of it'

Basara nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'who else has questions out there?'

Basara says, 'another question, non-game related. how has legendmud been doing in terms of player numbers and such. are we gaining, stable, or dropping? Any new bloods?'

Basara no longer looks quite as distracted.

Cheyla says, 'our peak numbers have been declining for years'

Basara nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'but they're still above the lowest point from about 2 years ago'

Kaige says, 'some new blood, but not a lot of it sticks'

Basara says, 'is this pretty much the trend of all muds?'

Basara nods solemnly.

Basara says, 'I know my friends that I tried to get in a year or two ago prefer stuff like might and magic vs text... *shrug* I kinda like this better.'

Kaige says, 'I dunno. I do know that the big MMOs did take a certain segment of the audience -- but I'm not sure they're the type that would have lasted long in text as it was'

Basara says, 'true'

LadyAce says, 'there's a whole lot more for folks to do on the net now, in general, though'

LadyAce says, 'make sure you mention us on your web page :) boost our google status. Blog about us if you blog, etc. :)'

LadyAce points at Jeffrey.

Jeffrey says, 'how far away are eq templates?'

Kaige nudges Huginn.

Kaige has no idea on dates, just that it's coming.

Jeffrey says, 'well, are we talking weeks? months? years?'

Kaige says, 'probably longer than weeks, and shorter than years.'

Cheyla says, 'not years'

Jeffrey nods solemnly.

Jeffrey says, 'so within the next 12 months probably...just trying to get a rough idea :) not trying to pin you down to a date or anything'

Kaige says, 'I'd say less than 12. I just don't have an exact idea. I'd say probably closer than 6 too, but don't quote me on it'

Jeffrey nods solemnly.

Huginn nods his agreement with Kaige.

Jeffrey says, 'k thanks'

Kaige says, 'and in the same vein -- inactive purges are just waiting on some verification that they won't implode in our faces again... so keep that in mind too'

Jeffrey nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'sooo, other questions/comments/feedback out there?'

Jeffrey says, 'well I did have one other thing actually'

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce points at Jeffrey.

Jeffrey says, 'more of a suggestion'

Jeffrey says, 'I suggested this a couple of years ago and people seemed to think it was a good idea, but it never happened so why not bring it up again?'

Jeffrey giggles.

Basara smirks at Jeffrey.

Jeffrey says, 'it's just a silly thing but I thought it'd be fun...if there was a create spell where you could summon a horse or some creature to ride. Like "ethereal mount" or some such thing'

Jeffrey says, 'since ride doesn't seem to get much use'

Mephesto nods his agreement with Jeffrey.

Basara says, 'flying mount.'

Basara nods to himself.

Trousers says, 'Phantom steed.'

Trousers winks suggestively.

Occam wants a flying pig.

Trousers plays D&D too much.

Hell says, 'ooh!'

Trousers ignores everything, lost in his own little world.

Basara wants a flying circus.

Basara says, 'maybe the mount can take up mind ever mvt and tick'

Mephesto just wants to be able to use the demon as a steed...

Hell snickers at Mephesto nastily.

Kaige has created a small piece of paper!

LadyAce says, 'it does sound like fun, although I'm not sure if it'd address ride not getting as much use as it might'

Jeffrey says, 'well it couldn't hurt'

Jeffrey giggles.

Jeffrey says, 'I'd use it!'

Trousers says, 'It'd be one of those fun spells, that's there, but never gets implemented'

Basara says, 'if you can get that to have an extra attack witht he proper skill...'

Trousers says, 'Like shadowroom'

Kaige gives a small piece of paper from Kaige to Cheyla.

Trousers mutters something about Huginn.

Jeffrey says, 'yeah actually'

LadyAce says, 'It seems like people don't use horses cuz they're a bit of a hassle to use, and because mv isn't so crucial'

Jeffrey says, 'if it worked the way normal horses do where they attack with you when you warcry...'

LadyAce says, 'same for vehicles really'

Jeffrey says, 'well the major problem with them is water'

Mephesto says, 'of course, that depends on you being a mage, having enough dex to ride reliably, having enough con to warcry, and the practices available for both skills and words :P'

Jeffrey says, 'to get anywhere you have to travel over water!'

Occam says, 'it's having to portage your boat'

Jeffrey says to Mephesto, 'details details!'

Heath says, 'oops'

Heath says, 'just what create mages need. Another gimp to help them fight :P'

Trousers says, 'Water? Get onyx horseshoes... They float your horsie 4 inches off the ground, and allow it to walk across water'

Trousers ignores everything, lost in his own little world.

Jeffrey says, 'if the ethereal mount was a flying mount, like a pegasus or something, it would be more useful'

Occam says to Trousers, 'no, that's Water Wings (tm)'

Trousers says, 'Meh, my DM's guide says onyx horseshoes'

Trousers sticks his tongue out at everyone! =P

Kaige says, 'yeah, then you could ignore the fact you're crossing large stretches of water even easier!'

LadyAce says, 'sounds shiny'

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

Trousers nods his agreement with Kaige.

Trousers says, 'That's the whole point'

Trousers winks suggestively.

Cheyla says to Kaige, 'Bah, why bother with the water at all?'

Occam senses a great rift.

Kaige says, 'hmm... I don't think we have an era tht's pre-continental drift tho...'

Basara says, 'PRE-PREHISTORIC times! dinosaurs!'

Jeffrey says, 'well okay, I just thought it was kind of a cool idea that wouldn't do any harm...no need to mock me.'

Trousers says, 'Blink spell.'

Jeffrey shrugs philosophically.

Trousers throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Chocorua says to Jeffrey, 'They aren't mocking you, it's an old argument.'

Cheyla thinks it's a cool idea, too.

Kaige says, 'you can always make your current mounts fly too.'

Hell nods solemnly.

Heath says, 'i like the idea. Don't like that they would be able to help fight.'

LadyAce says, 'I think motivating people to spend the hassle on making the horse work is what would make the horse cast spell be successful'

Kaige says to Jeffrey, 'I was just looking on the todo list. I thought it'd been on there, but I remember it coming up before. I remember Ea! thinking it was cool too.'

Jeffrey says, 'yeah but you can't just get a horse anywhere, you have to go somewhere that has them'

Jeffrey nods his agreement with Kaige.

Chocorua says, 'with teh right limitations i can see it being really nice'

Chocorua says, 'would just have to make sure it wasn't a super fighter'

Occam says to Chocorua, 'awww, no create magic flying mount wands?'

Kaige says, 'no, no just-add-water-pegasus-hand-towels that start out the size of a quarter either.'

LadyAce says, 'oooh'

Occam pouts at Kaige.

Occam says, 'but those are soo cool!'

Basara says, 'that would have been fun...'

Jeffrey says, 'or you could buy them in packages, little pink horses that grow to 6 TIMES THEIR SIZE when you put them in water'

Occam says, 'sea-monkey-horses'

Occam says, 'ooh'

Occam looks up into the sky and ponders.

Trousers says, 'Heck with pink horses, make it pink monkies'

Trousers says, 'That are the size of a polomino'

Occam says, 'hippocampus!'

Jeffrey says, 'pink elephants...Mephesto sees those fairly often'

Trousers peers around intently.

LadyAce says, 'anyone else have questions & comments?'

LadyAce says, 'otherwise, it seems like we're done early tonight :)'

Trousers nods his agreement with LadyAce.

LadyAce says, 'yup, looks like that'll do it :) thanks for coming, all'

Trousers tips his hat gallantly.

Jeffrey says, 'thanks imms :)'

LadyAce gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Basara says, 'thanks imms'

LadyAce waves happily.

Huginn waves happily.

Kaige waves happily.

Chocorua waves happily.

Cheyla waves happily.

Tah arrives from a puff of smoke.

Tah thanks LadyAce heartily.

LadyAce says, 'express trip!'

Tah snickers softly.

Krynn snuggles up to LadyAce.

Tah waves a welcome to Krynn. Hello!

Krynn nods his agreement with Tah.

Tah says to Krynn, 'Hey, it's the guy i stole the desc from.'

Tah chuckles politely.

Krynn glares icily at Tah.

Tah comforts Krynn.

Tah says to Krynn, 'Be nice, i loved that long desc. ;)'

Krynn says, 'yeah, but I made it up'

Krynn says, 'that was my best one ever =P'

Tah nods his agreement with Krynn.

Tah says, 'agreed ;)'

Krynn chortles with amusement.

Tah says to Krynn, 'I'll change it, if you actually care. :p'

Krynn nods his agreement with Rufus.

Tah cheers for Rufus - huzzah!

Krynn says to Tah, 'Nah i'm all good, that character is going to stay buried.'

Rufus says, 'mostly afk.'

Tah says to Krynn, 'I figured as much.'

Tah says to Rufus, 'Nooo, my first question is for you.'

Rufus giggles at Tah.

Razael lies down on the ground and gets comfortable.

Razael licks LadyAce.

Krynn says, 'i managed to find a java version of original battletech, with a pretty big ongoing online campaign. it's the source of all my spammy text gameplay lately.'

Tah says to Krynn, 'You've always been into that.'

Krynn says, 'and of course, doom 3 is out, and i'm just waiting until dark to start playing again'

LadyAce says, 'sooooooo, who has a question?'

LadyAce giggles at Krynn.

Krynn launches himself across the room and tackles Sandra to the ground!

Razael licks Sandra.

Sandra says, 'aura makes my prompt funky'

Sandra giggles.

Tah laughs.

LadyAce says, 'questions, comments, queries?'

Razael mutters something about Tah.

LadyAce points at Tah.

Tah says to Rufus, 'Can directions not be so instant?'

Tah bats his eyelashes at Rufus.

LadyAce blinks at Tah.

Tah says, 'fastcommand.'

Rufus says, 'not following...'

Tah says, 'can't spam directions with fastcommand.'

Lorenzo says to Tah, 'like, only conventional, no microwave?'

Tah says, 'it gets me lost lots.'

LadyAce says, 'blame the tools, eh? :P'

Rufus says, 'I did a fair amount of testing on movement with fastcommands. All movement commands are flagged as normal, so it shouldn't be doing anything funky with them.'

Tah says, 'well, it disables you from being able to pretype them.'

Tah says to Rufus, 'I'm getting lots of funkiness.'

Razael blinks.

Razael says to Huginn, 'You? Heavenly?'

Razael is completely boggled.

Sandra says, 'all over or in one specific area?'

Rufus says, 'so if you've got skill lag, and you pretype a direction, it won't go through?'

Huginn shrugs in response to Razael's words.

Tah says, 'I have looked that in depth into it, it made me turn it off.'

Tah says, 'noooooo'

Tah says, 'eeeeeeeeees'

Rufus needs to know specifics as to where to look... saying 'can they not be so fast' doesn't help much =)

Tah says, 'typing that in sperate commands.'

Tah says, 'ends up as ees'

Kaige says, 'all over or in a specific place?'

Sandra says, 'this wouldn't happen to be in ancient would it?'

Tah says, 'not sure.'

Rufus says, 'are you using speedwalking on your client?'

Tah says, 'med ;)'

Rufus says, 'and it's interpreting it as 'ees'?'

Tah says, 'no.'

Tah says, 'just typing direction enter..'

Tah says, 'one at a time.'

Tah says, 'it's just getting all messed up. like the last command was before the ones before it.'

Tah says, 'near the iron rivet, alot.'

Rufus looks up into the sky and ponders.

Rufus says, 'I think I might know what's happening...'

Tah says, 'anywhere you spam one direction alot. then another.'

Razael runs in circles around Cheyla, squealing loudly.

Cheyla chuckles politely at Razael.

Tah says, 'doesn't seem to be area specific. but i notice it in sherwood alot.'

Rufus says, 'in the look-ahead, it will see if you have any lag, if you don't, it dumps things on your stack of queued commands. However the input is parsed before the stack, so if you're just running out of lag, it could potentially get your curren'

Rufus says, 'current command before it pops commands off your command stack.'

Rufus will look at it, should be an easy fix.

Tah says to Rufus, 'That's exactly what it feels like ;)'

Lorenzo says, 'ooh, race condition'

Tah says, 'thanks!'

Lorenzo gears up

Texx glares icily at Tah.

Texx says, 'ya had yur turn'

Tah says, 'i'm just getting back in line ;)'

LadyAce points at Texx.

Texx says, 'ah'm wondering where all the hunts went. No more token rains, no more flag hunt, no more elf games. Ah used'ta like runnin' around after things. Even spreadin' treats around like those Easter eggs ain't happenin' no more.'

Tah waves a welcome to Chocorua. Hello!

Psylin grins evilly.

LadyAce says, 'the events calendar is the place to look for events that are pre-scheduled'

Texx says, 'yeah, I know'

Razael says to Texx, 'Easter eggs only happen on easter, elfies on christmas.'

Sandra just had a prize machine contest too.

Razael says to Texx, 'And there have been 2 flag hunts in the past month.'

Kaige says, 'elfs aren't strictly christmas'

Texx says, 'nothin' but PK and tinyplot's been scheduled fer months'

Razael says to Texx, 'Ish.'

Cheyla says, 'kae and i don't run the elf game very often, once a year, maybe twice'

Zildjan smiles happily.

Zildjan launches herself across the room and tackles Razael to the ground!

Texx peers at Razael, looking him up and down.

Razael stretches out beside Zildjan - nothing like subtlety...NOT!

Zildjan laughs.

Texx says, 'talk razael I didn't ask yew'

Razael sticks his tongue out at everyone! =P

LadyAce says, 'there've been trivias too, and level to 5s...some random hunts and so on, I'd have to go look to see the days'

LadyAce says, 'but catching unscheduled stuff is just luck of the draw'

LadyAce winks suggestively at Texx.

Zildjan says, 'this is the most imms I have ever seen on at once'

Zildjan laughs.

Razael says, 'Plus, bigger things like casino and elf hunts are really tiring for the imms'

Texx says, 'bah, my boss's gonna call and yell at me.'

Razael says, 'And require a LOT of work'

Razael ignores everything, lost in his own little world.

Tah says to Zildjan, 'They all stay invis and plot against you.'

Zildjan says, 'when is the next elfhunt?'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Tah.

Razael says to Cheyla, 'There, I said it. Don't say I never did anything nice for you all.'

Zildjan says, 'lucky thing I only think evil things and don't do them ;)'

Zildjan says, 'am I just supposed to ask any questions I have?'

LadyAce says, 'raise your hand to be put in line :)'

Zildjan smiles happily.

Zildjan asks Razael a question.

It sounded like 'which place in line am I?' to you.

LadyAce says to Texx, 'I don't feel like we've really answered your question, but I've heard your concern.'

LadyAce says to Texx, 'In general, the mix has tended toward trivia/rp/pk stuff the last few months, at least in the stuff that has been preplanned.'

Razael says to Zildjan, 'Like, after texx is finished and tah, i think.'

Razael shrugs helplessly.

LadyAce says to Texx, 'Call it my Odyssey bias, or at least my part of that trend is driven by how I'm addressing Odyssey stuffses.'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Razael.

Sandra's just been busy.

Razael says to Texx, 'Ladyace is in love with Odysseus.'

Razael winks suggestively at LadyAce.

LadyAce whaps Razael across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

Zildjan rolls around laughing at Razael's joke.

Razael whistles innocently to himself.

Zildjan cowers in fear of LadyAce's wrath!

LadyAce just feels like it doesn't count as an Odyssey themed event if she just throws some flags around and walks away :)

LadyAce says, 'too easy!'

Zildjan nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'anyway, Tah was next in line!'

Cheyla says, 'seems that's a good way to get people to explore the era highlighted, tho'

Tah says, 'ok!'

Cheyla shrugs philosophically.

Kaige says, 'or highlight some places in the current era'

Kaige nods her agreement with Cheyla.

Tah says, 'rumour has it that certain spellwords requirements may be changing, any truth to that?'

LadyAce says, 'oh, I totally welcome the events if anyone wants to do them.'

Tah scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Huginn says, 'interesting rumor'

Sandra says, 'funny rumour'

Huginn says, 'we'll see'

Tah nods his agreement with Huginn.

Psylin says, 'bah that means its true'

Psylin grumbles.

LadyAce hasn't heard that particular rumor.

Psylin grins evilly.

LadyAce says, ''til now that is :)'

Tah says, 'so there is no pplan for it, at this time?'

Huginn says, 'I think we need to take a look at some of it'

Tah says, 'I'm thinking about making one.'

Huginn says, 'to see the benefit vs the cost'

Zildjan nods solemnly.

Zildjan smiles at Snow-flake.

Huginn says, 'nothing definate at this time'

Tah makes a face at Huginn.

Tah thanks Huginn heartily.

Zildjan asks LadyAce a question.

It sounded like 'am I next?' to you.

Zildjan scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Texx says, 'ya know, I hate my job. The managers are nasty'

Razael says to Zildjan, 'I believe so, yes.'

Texx stomps around.

Zildjan nods her agreement with Texx.

Tah says, 'that answers me, thanks ;)'

Razael sighs loudly.

Texx says, 'Can y'all make soe special chars for me ta kill? I'll give ya their names.'

Zildjan says, 'k, with all the new upgrades to areas such as klein, lima, and london, is there any plan to implement the non-implemented spells for mages?'

Lorenzo says to Texx, 'boy, then you'd *really* need a boss button.'

Huginn says, 'not at this time'

Zildjan nods solemnly.

Zildjan says, 'k :)'

Tah says, 'are any being removed?'

Sandra says, 'why would they?'

Huginn says, 'spells?'

Tah nods solemnly.

Zildjan says, 'and will mages be downgraded anymore?'

Huginn says, 'they haven't been downgraded'

Zildjan says, 'well homunculi were downgraded imo'

Tah says, 'I wondered if Sandra's spell was a replacement for lightning bolt, actually.'

Huginn says, 'awhile ago..'

Zildjan says, 'and the healing roots too'

LadyAce purges Hanuman!

Sandra shakes her head.

Huginn says, 'because they were unbalanced..'

Razael blinks at LadyAce.

Zildjan nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'oops, I keep thinking that doesn't echo anymore'

Zildjan says, 'but now that fighters rule the roost is why I was asking about the spells for mages'

Huginn says, 'so nothing planned to mages atm'

LadyAce says, 'person asked me to delete them'

Razael laughs.

Huginn says, 'they do?'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Huginn.

Tah says, 'fighters don't rule.'

Sandra says, 'fighters really are just on equal footing, mainly. They aren't better than mages'

Huginn says, 'mages are still a powerful character type'

Amatine nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'there are things I can solo with a mage that I couldn't touch with a fighter'

Tah says, 'melee just needs to be downtoned. :p'

Sandra nods her agreement with Huginn.

Zildjan says, 'and vice versa'

Huginn says, 'and probably vice versa yes'

Zildjan smiles happily.

Huginn says, 'which means they each have a place'

Amatine nods solemnly.

LadyAce says, 'are there other folks with questions? Please raise if so, and I'll point to you when it's your chance :)'

Amatine says, 'mages are still strong'

Tah says to Huginn, 'I'm not even sure there much a fighter can solo that a mage can't.'

Amatine says, 'just not as big as before'

Zildjan says, 'I actually heard someone saying that fighters rule the MUD anymore, it wasn't my saying it originally'

Tah says, 'fighters are just nice, now. ;)'

Zildjan says, 'hmm.. well isn't it in RPG worlds that mages are generally more powerful than fighters once they become higher level, since fighters are more powerful at lower levels?'

Zildjan says, 'in general that is'

Amatine says, 'true'

Amatine says, 'although'

Amatine says, 'in most rpgs, people don't spend as much time at maximum level as we do around here'

Zildjan says, 'because they'd start a new char :P'

Amatine says, 'or'

Cheyla says, 'or it takes longer to level'

Amatine says, 'if you're playing d&d'

Tah says, 'there are goals after hitting 50, here.'

Amatine says, 'it takes forever to get to level 20'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Tah.

Amatine says, 'months, at least'

Amatine says, '...well, depending on how often you meet'

Zildjan says, 'depends if you play as much as you play mud ;)'

Razael blinks.

Zildjan says, 'if you played d&d constantly 10 hours a day, I think you'd level up to 20 within a month maximum'

Amatine says, 'true'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Amatine.

Amatine says, 'but d&d has the scheduling problem'

Rufus blinks in surprise.

Tah says, 'well, you can get to level 20 in a day here, is it too easy?'

Zildjan laughs.

Tah ducks to the ground.

Amatine says, 'and the other thing is that since the computer does all the die rolling here it saves time'

Zildjan shakes her head in disagreement with Tah.

LadyAce says, 'do other folks have questions?'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Amatine.

Amatine says, 'anyway, due to the way things here work, it seems like we have to be balanced at level 25 and at level 50'

Amatine is quiet now.

Tah says to Amatine, 'Why at 25?'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Tah.

Zildjan says, 'I was wondering too'

LadyAce says, 'questions about code changes mebbe? :)'

Amatine says, 'random level as an example'

Tah says, 'ick, pkok surgery.'

Tah cringes in terror.

Amatine says, 'ooh'

Amatine says, 'i can make swamp water now'

Tah says, 'a comment.'

LadyAce says, 'looks like there aren't any other questions, go ahead :)'

Tah says, 'i know alot of people don't like the new prompt.'

Zildjan giggles.

Tah says, 'so i just want to say i think it's awesome.'

Zildjan says, 'I like it too'

Amatine nods his agreement with Tah.

Amatine says, 'it's great'

Zildjan says, 'makes it totally custom'

Amatine says, 'i like tinkering with it'

Zildjan smiles happily.

Chocorua says, 'people don't like it?'

Tah nods solemnly.

Amatine says, 'some don't'

Kaige says, 'I think the issue was it changed on them and didn't convert it for them, not that they dislike it'

Zildjan says, 'I have heard complaints too'

Chocorua says, 'i think people hate having to set it up .. but thast just a reaction .. heh'

Amatine says, 'i think they just don't want to go to the effort to learn how to work it'

Tah says to Chocorua, 'Apparently, they don't like having to set it, saw alot of people whining about it.'

Zildjan nods her agreement with Tah.

Tah loves his prompt.

Chocorua says, 'i kinda was annoyed myself at having to set mine back up ... but thast mostly because i'm stuck in my ways'

Tah nods his agreement with Chocorua.

LadyAce says, 'I don't think I've heard a lot of strong feelings though, more like grumbling.'

Chocorua says, 'so its now exactly like it was before .. heh'

Zildjan asks LadyAce a question.

It sounded like 'how long are you going to be on? because I have been trying to start the xp game for the past two levels and no imms have been at keys to help me out' to you.

Tah says, 'that's the beauty of it though, it can be how it was ;)'

Sandra says, 'I love the new prompt. I made mine funny'

Tah says, 'or, for the people who hated it before..'

Tah giggles.

Zildjan smiles at Sandra.

Amatine says, 'mcnugget's is hilarious'

Sandra says, 'Sandra, it's 8:02 pm and you're Standing around in ???(3008) Vis'

Tah says to Sandra, 'Can't aquire from immies :('

Zildjan asks Cheyla a question.

It sounded like 'how long are you going to be on? because I have been trying to start the xp game for the past two levels and no imms have been at keys to help me out' to you.

Chocorua says, 'i think my chars will have more varied prompts .. but my imm needs specific items'

Tah nods his agreement with Chocorua.

Cheyla says to Zildjan, 'You can't start it unless you just levelled or are in an xp hole.'

Zildjan says to Cheyla, 'i know, but do I have time to level real quick? ;)'

Cheyla says, 'i can stick around a while'

Zildjan nods solemnly.

Zildjan smiles happily.

Tah says, 'using user colors made a few people like mine, i think.'

Zildjan says, 'alright, I'll hurry'

LadyAce says, 'other questions/comments out there?'

Tah says, 'nah, i already whined about flavor vs. foul.'

LadyAce giggles.

LadyAce says, 'alrighty, if there aren't any other comments or questions, we'll close up shop for the night'

LadyAce says, 'thanks for coming'

Amatine waves happily.

Rufus says to Tah, 'I've repeated your issue with movement on a testmud. I'm sure the fix won't be too tough.'

Tah says to Rufus, 'Yeah, it's weird.'

Huginn says to Tah, 'He's identified your pod in the matrix, he's sure the fix won't be tough.'

Cheyla waves happily.

Chocorua waves happily.

Tah chuckles politely at Huginn.

LadyAce gives a big hug to everyone in the room.

Huginn waves happily.

Sandra flops about helplessly.

Amatine says, 'just a few loose wires'

Tah smiles at Kaige.

Tah waves happily.

Amatine says, 'why do i lvoe watching poofs so very much'

Geraden snaps his fingers. ATTITUDE!

Kaige waves happily.


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