Lecture Series Index

October 21st, 2004

Q & A Index

Topics Covered

What's Up With Ticks Now?
Carthage Done?
If you can mail a clan, why not GM?
Any Plans for New Skills?
London Expansion? Other Area Updates?
Min Level for Inferno?
Reqs for Disguise too High?
Do Disguise Tools Exist?
LT & Departmental Columns
Recalltag fixed now?
What do I do with Ideas?
Phantom DT Issues
Kudos on Spellbooks
LegendMUD Bumperstickers?

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What's Up With Ticks Now?

Kaige says, 'ok. if you've got questions, raise your hand and please try to keep the spam to a minimum'

Addiction says, 'okay, I know this is covered on the board... but I've been away, so bear with me. What's happening to ticks?'

Huginn says, 'they've become less important'

Kaige says, 'basically ticks are now a fixed length and they no longer mark the end of an affect'

Huginn nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'things happen throughout'

Huginn says, 'instead of on that moment'

Addiction says, 'so, they're for weather and time and that's it?'

Straussy says, 'no more planning events ON the tick... now duration is duration'

Asterix looks up into the sky and ponders.

Huginn tries to think of other on tick things that still exist

Kaige says, 'time is still based off them, but even those things can happen throughout the tick -- helped spread out the update cycles'

Addiction nods solemnly.

Addiction says, 'makes sense'

Kaige says, 'so less clumping around the half hours'

Somar says, 'smoother flow of time results, of course'

Addiction says, 'oh about the mob healing, will it be more like player healing now? or will it still be enormous amounts'

Addiction says, 'just enormous amounts spread out over time, or what have you'

Huginn says, 'they heal throughout the tick'

Huginn says, 'similar to players'

Kaige says, 'it's exactly like player healing.. they heal through out the tick instead of how low level mobs, if you waited too close to a tick, you'd end up having to kill them twice because they healed'

Addiction says, 'yeah, water leapers, suddenly grow fangs and claws on the half hours'

Addiction says, 'it's scary!'

Kaige says, 'and cats, and mice, and.. and... and...'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Somar chuckles politely.

Kaige says to Addiction, 'That clarify those things for you?'

Addiction nods solemnly.

Kaige smiles happily.

Addiction says, 'perfectly, thanks'


Carthage Done?

Straussy says, 'i noticed nestor took on a new project'

Kaige nods her agreement with Straussy.

Straussy says, 'does this mean Carthage is near completion?'

Straussy says, 'anymore than it was before'

Kaige says, 'it's getting close'

Straussy bounces around.

Straussy says, 'right on :)'


If you can mail a clan, why not GM?

Kaige says, 'doesn't my mom know it's Q&A time?'

Somar comforts Kaige.

Somar says, 'she must know you're short on questions'

Addiction says, 'ask her if she's got a question about the update'

Kaige says, 'she wants to know why she can't mail a GM only'

Santa-Claus says, 'because american cars are too big to fit in envelopes?'

Kaige says, 'and that's cause I was getting scared of board.c'

Somar chuckles politely.

Somar nods his agreement with Kaige.


Any Plans for New Skills?

Addiction says, 'oh, are there any plans to implement new skills? or are you done for the time being?'

Kaige says, 'i don't believe there's anything in the works right now... but Huginn might know of something different?'

Huginn says, 'I can see us expanding skills rather than adding new ones for the time being'

Raist smiles happily.

Addiction nods solemnly.

Huginn says, 'so sort of the best of both worlds for those that have used up their practices but still have things they'd consider less than valuable'

Addiction says, 'oh yes, practises... I forgot those existed'

Addiction peers at himself myopically.

Raist laughs.

Asterix smiles at Raist.


London Expansion? Other Area Updates?

Santa-Claus says to Kaige, 'last week's areas update said you're working on an expansion to london. is that the same one leila was working on all those years ago? and a quick second question, is there an area update this week too, or just code updates?'

Kaige nods her agreement with Santa-Claus.

Santa-Claus says, 'nod to both? =p'

Santa-Claus giggles.

Kaige says, 'area updates are usually posted on Friday mornings'

Santa-Claus says, 'aha!'

Santa-Claus has been gone a while.

Santa-Claus scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Kaige says, 'Yeah. basically Leila had taken the skeleton that Ptah and I had designed and laid out years ago and she put a bunch of flesh on it...'

Kaige says, 'just trying to work out a bunch of kinks and make sure things are working the way they're supposed to there'

Santa-Claus nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'so that's the London Expansion which I think of more as Big London and not really an expansion, mostly cause it's like 300 rooms to 30...'

Santa-Claus whistles appreciatively.

Addiction says, 'there's housing for that then?'

Santa-Claus says, 'wow, that is pretty big'

Kaige says, 'and yes, there will be more housing in the rest of london... better more stylish, and all that'

Kaige says, 'area update... yes there is one.. there's not a lot that's gonna be immediately visible in it. Snapper's been doing some internal code conversions and uncovered a bunch of building errors'

Santa-Claus says, 'aha'

Kaige says, 'some of that will be completely invisible, and some of it will make things suddenly work the way the builder thought they were gonna'

Kaige says, 'oh. one of the things that will be fixed tomorrow is the nurse... if you asked her for help early on, and she's been dissing you since... she'll soon deal with you again if you ask her now'

Addiction says, 'the one in london?'

Kaige nods her agreement with Addiction.

Addiction says, 'neat'

Kaige says, 'only other area that's gotten a lotta TLC this week is inferno and that was just a couple of internal things and a lot of typo fixes.'


Min Level for Inferno?

Addiction says, 'what's the minimum level for inferno?'

Santa-Claus nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'there's no hard limit, but I'm sure there is a practical limit, but it includes being prepared, cautious, and attentive'

Kaige says, 'no idling afk there for the weak'

Santa-Claus says, 'that disqualifies a lot of people!'

Addiction says, 'oh, but I do so love idleing in dangerous areas at level 10'

Addiction sulks in the corner.

Kaige says, 'if you haven't gone before, I'd personally recommend not going alone'

Addiction says, 'set wimpy full and have yourself a flee fest'

Addiction says, 'I love those things'

Kaige chuckles politely.


Reqs for Disguise too High?

Santa-Claus says to Kaige, 'you might have discussed this while i was gone, like say, when the skill was implemented. but why are the reqs on disguise so very high?'

Kaige says, 'it may not be very powerful game wise, but in terms of player interactions it's a pretty powerful skill in many ways... it allows you quite a bit of anonymity'

Santa-Claus says, 'yea, that's sort of why i wanted it'

Santa-Claus chuckles politely.

Kaige says, 'and compared to some others out there, they're not that high'

Addiction says, 'disguise is really fun'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'there's a few wrinkles here and there, but it's a lot of fun'

Santa-Claus says, 'i guess i'll just have to make a second character'

Santa-Claus pouts.

Addiction comforts Santa-Claus.

Kaige says, 'and if you've got ideas for things you'd like to see added to various areas for more choices/possibilities the idea channel is your friend'

Santa-Claus nods solemnly.


Do Disguise Tools Exist?

Addiction says, 'anyway, my new question is are there plans, or even does there already exist a disguise tool?'

Kaige looks up into the sky and ponders.

Kaige says, 'I'd have to look that up.. I know somethign was suggested, but I'm not sure if it made it in yet'

Addiction says, 'like a little bastard face mask kit or something'

Addiction says, 'well, something not as simpsony, but you get the idea'

Addiction says, 'it would be a great item in the carnival'

Kaige says, 'a big bag of make-up like one of those Jersey girl's might carry would be funny'

Addiction giggles.

Kaige says, 'I'm not seeing one... so be sure to dump ideas for some onto the pile'

Addiction nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'make up kits, wigs, all kinds of stuff like that would be useful'


LT & Departmental Columns

Kaige says, 'you guys LT readers?'

Santa-Claus says, 'i read em online, typically'

Kaige nods solemnly.

Addiction says, 'when I have a minute'

Addiction says, 'i skim through them, I have a bunch piled up in my inbox right now'

Kaige says, 'the department columns working better to get info about what's going on out there?'

Kaige has been trying to get issues out weekly again... had to build up some momentum again.

Kaige scuffles her feet around in the dirt.

Santa-Claus says, 'by and large, I think they are'

Kaige smiles at Santa-Claus.

Santa-Claus says to Kaige, 'i noticed that, there have been two in the two weeks i've been back! that has to be some kind of record!'

Santa-Claus ducks to the ground.


Recalltag fixed now?

Straussy says, 'is recalltag fixed now that LA ran each type of game?'

Kaige says, 'I know Sandra made a fix for the points style I think it was... but other than that I think there were minimal problems'

Straussy nods his agreement with Kaige.

Trousers says to Kaige, 'I think we should have a monkey hunt game. that'd be cool.'

Trousers says to Kaige, 'The monkies can jump and throw feces and stuf.'

Trousers sings I love the species, that throws it's own feces...

Kaige says, 'I have monkeys in one of my in progress area that at least throw mud... I think the ones in the seoni do too'

Trousers says, 'feces would be funnier'

Addiction says, 'yeah, but then you'd need ape poo lying around'

Kaige says, 'yeah well, I also have to consider what certain people would do with an item like that on chat'

Trousers says, 'lol just have an echo when you walk into certain rooms that says "You step in a pile of monkey poo! EWWW!"'

SkullKrusher snickers softly.

Trousers says to Kaige, 'Lol, that's the best part!'

Somar conjures a pool of blood out of midair and throws it at Trousers!

SkullKrusher says, 'just what we need, something to make players stink more'

Trousers says to Somar, 'You know you like it.'

Somar could imagine the tduck command being used incorrectly.

Trousers rolls around laughing at Somar's joke.

SkullKrusher nods his agreement with Somar.


What do I do with Ideas?

Trousers says to Kaige, 'I have a prize machine idea. you want i should write it down?'

Kaige says to Trousers, 'Use the idea channel and just preface it with prize machine idea:'

Trousers nods solemnly.


Phantom DT Issues

SkullKrusher says to Kaige, 'Is bart still on tour?'

Kaige says to SkullKrusher, 'I guess so. I haven't heard from him.'

SkullKrusher says to Kaige, 'Someone REALLY needs to look into the phantom DT.'

SkullKrusher says, 'its so harsh it not even funny'

Addiction throws his head back and cackles gleefully!

Addiction peers at himself myopically.

Somar wants a "You can't have manslaughter without laughter." t-shirt.

Straussy says, 'i dont see a problem with it'

SkullKrusher says, 'i do and i will tell you why'

Straussy says, 'its a trap dt... no different than dts you get around by flying'

SkullKrusher says, 'your relying on OTHER people for you NOT to hit the DT'

Straussy says, 'that should be a plus'

SkullKrusher says, 'thats insane'

Straussy says, 'cooperation, interaction...'

Addiction says, 'it makes it intereesting'

SkullKrusher says, 'if someone walks in and resets the DT, you can not control that'

SkullKrusher says, 'and thats wrong to me'

SkullKrusher says, 'at least it needs a reset echo'

SkullKrusher nods to himself.

Straussy shrugs helplessly.

SkullKrusher says, 'so another player can screw the leader every time'

SkullKrusher says, 'last few times it was run leaders DTed'

Addiction says, 'think of it as innovative pk'

Addiction nods to himself.

SkullKrusher shrugs philosophically.

SkullKrusher says, 'room description needs updated as well'

SkullKrusher says, 'nothing in the room descrip says ANYTHING about the trap being on the north door, it accually says the trap is front of the SOUTH door'

SkullKrusher says, 'again something wrong there..'

SkullKrusher scuffles his feet around in the dirt.

Kaige says to SkullKrusher, 'I'll see what I can do.'

SkullKrusher nods his agreement with Kaige.


Kudos on Spellbooks

SkullKrusher says, 'i would like to give kudo to whomever did the spellbooks'

SkullKrusher says, 'i like the item requirments'

SkullKrusher says, 'they all fit rather well'

Kaige says, 'a bit Rufus and each individual builders'

SkullKrusher nods solemnly.

Kaige says, 'rufus for the idea, and everyone else for running with it'

SkullKrusher giggles.

SkullKrusher says, 'they're nice'

SkullKrusher says, 'but a quill pen is a quill pen :P'

SkullKrusher laughs.

SkullKrusher says, 'i got the quill pen from melbourne and it wouldn't work'

Kaige says, 'yeah I don't know off the top of my head if there's any support for multiple vnums like that'


LegendMUD Bumperstickers?

Straussy wants LegendMUD bumperstickers!

Straussy says, 'what a brilliant way of advertising'

Straussy says, 'force those honkers in back of you during rush-hour traffic to see where the best mud around is'

Addiction says, 'and then wonder "I wonder what a legenmud is" as the peer through their coke bottle glasses looking over the dash'

Kaige says, 'ok gang.. unless anyone has any other Legend questions, I think we're gonna wrap it up for this week. I have to make my two monsters do their homework still'

Straussy says, 'thanks for the Q&A all'

Kaige says, 'thanks for coming guys, bring more questions next week!'

Somar cheers for Kaige - huzzah!

Somar says to Kaige, 'Havefun!'

Kaige waves happily.


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