Lecture Series Index

June 2nd, 2005

Q & A Index

Nadia grins evilly at Dogbert... Wonder what she's thinking...
Nadia bounces around.
Albedo tickles Huma.
Albedo says to Huma, 'i want a chair..'
Albedo smirks.
Nadia hugs Dogbert.
Huma has created a black leather couch!
Nadia stretches, you hear several loud snaps - maybe a massage would help?
Dogbert says to Huma, 'it's nice, but it's no steaming pile of shit :P'
Huma says, 'thats true Doggie dog'
Nadia sits down on a black leather couch.
Nadia snickers softly.
Bridy sits down on a black leather couch.
Dogbert looks up into the sky and ponders.
Dogbert says, 'what to ask today'
Huma says, 'ok who wants to start'
Dogbert raises his hand.
Huma pokes Dogbert with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'its a doggy dog world'
Dogbert says, 'dog eat dog'
Huma knocks Xuvenia over and flops all over her.
Huma says, 'I know'
Huma says, 'whats your question =P'
Dogbert says, 'so um, yeah, about this new pick lock that was supposedly installed last week'
MysteryMan joins Xuvenia's group.
Xuvenia softly nuzzles Huma's neck.
Huma nods his agreement with Dogbert.
Huma bats his eyelashes at Xuvenia.
Dogbert says, 'i dont know how drastic it was supposed to be but the grendels hall is still shut fast :p'
Nadia chortles with amusement.
Dogbert says, 'aka it's not very effective'
Huma says, 'well % wise its higher'
Dogbert says, 'aka blame huginn!'
Albedo says, 'i picked it with a helping tool'
Huma says, 'although the % is still low'
Dogbert says, 'how low, 1% now?'
Albedo says, 'very easily i might add..'
Huma says, 'no, but it WAS about that'
Huma says, 'now its not that'
Albedo says, 'also picked it before changes.. just have good karma like that though'
MysteryMan says, 'huma, master of the obvious...'
Huma says, 'its slightly better thought still rare'
Dogbert says, 'pfft, I hear clans halls are supposed to not be safe but two doors at 5% is still ridiculous, 2 doors at 10% is still retarded'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'well its neither of those two numbers'
Huma says, 'so thats all I can tell ya for now'
Dogbert says, 'i dont care what, it's probably lower'
MysteryMan snickers softly.
Dogbert says, 'i'm trying to give an upper bound'
Huma says, 'if you say so!'
Albedo says to Dogbert, 'use break door?'
Huma says, 'so other questions?'
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'yes, on the break-door proof grendel door with a skill that's str based.'
Huma says, 'anyway so yeah'
MysteryMan peers around intently.
Dogbert puts his hands around Huma's throat, attempting to strangle him. Maybe you should just stay back.
Huma grins evilly at Chaykin... Wonder what he's thinking...
Huma sniffs sadly at Dogbert.
Chaykin says, 'ugh, year, not head, you failure'
Huma says, 'I'm not trying to be mean'
Chaykin whaps himself upside the head!
Albedo raises his hand.
Huma pokes Albedo with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead Alby'
A heavenly aura appears in the room, is that Huginn?
Huma claps for Huginn approvingly.
Chaykin waves a welcome to Huginn. Hello!
Dogbert says, 'huggy bear'
Albedo says, 'i know this has been talked about before.. but can it be possible for us to get rp coupons a bit more easily?'
Dogbert says, 'yeah, can you make the coupons very specific like, a coupon for anything but xenosaga 2?'
Dogbert ducks to the ground.
Albedo whaps Dogbert across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.
Huma says, 'well the coupons we give out are pretty much dependant on the game host'
MysteryMan raises his hand.
Huma says, 'so if we arent giving them out, its a style thing'
Albedo says, 'well i figure the whole purpose of rp coupons.. would be for someone to string something as their rp would give reason for.. but they are scarcely found'
Huma says, 'yeah I agree thats what they are for'
Chaykin says, 'you might find an rp coupon in your mailbox if you were to send huma or me the link to a char page'
Albedo says, 'yet i dont see them used often...'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Dogbert says, 'bahahaha'
Dogbert says, 'oh my god, free coupons'
Chaykin says, 'but not something you slap together to get a coupon, it has to be decent'
Huginn says, 'coupons in general are not rare though'
Albedo says, 'im working on one actually...'
Huma says, 'they arent seen very often because people dont give them out very often, but yeah non-colors are all over'
Dogbert says to Chaykin, 'web-design and 'hard' are oxy-morons.'
Huma says, 'and you can use those to make RP strings :)'
Albedo says, 'rp coupons given for lt submissions or tokens?'
Huma says, 'but yeah Chaykin is trying to rebuild the character pages, so if you build a char page thats good he'll give out those RP coups'
Albedo says, 'if tokens.. maybe you should do a choice or rp coupons..'
Huma says, 'tokens for LT submission'
Chaykin says to Dogbert, 'For some of us maybe :) but it's also not unlimited, I won't be giving out tons of them.'
Huma says, 'always been tokens for that particular thing'
Albedo says, 'why not rp coupons?'
Chaykin says, 'just like one per player'
Huma says, 'cuz I consider them a step up'
Albedo says, 'they are submitting.. rp themed things..' 
Albedo shrugs helplessly.
Xuvenia says, 'i think albedo has a point!' 
Xuvenia says, 'why not base prize on length, of course quality will count too'
Huma says, 'besides why do you want RP coupons so bad'
Albedo says, 'if i write something about my rp.. i dont want a token to put in a machine that i will end up with something i wont even want to look at...'
MysteryMan says, 'yeah, on the top of his head...'
Albedo says, 'because i think we lack them.. i think they should be the prominent coupon'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huginn says, 'even though they're harder to use?'
Huma says, 'well, unfortunately like I said before'
Huma says, 'its a PURE style thing'
Albedo says, 'we talk about the rpers.. and the rpers get shafted and never get rp coupons..'
Huginn says, 'since they require a lt submission'
Chaykin says to Albedo, 'Well finish that char page.'
Huma says, 'non-colors and such like that are more common then ever'
Huma says, 'and they function quite well as a RP coupon'
Albedo says, 'yeah.. we should make rp coupons common.. ppl should be able to string rp based items more so then a non color which allows you to string anything that isnt vulgar'
Huma says, 'I can personally say sure Albedo I'll start giving out RP coupons when I run games'
Huma says, 'but people wouldnt like it'
Chaykin says, 'I'll give them out when I do an event that involves rp, I don't think cts counts but I have other stuff I'm working on'
MysteryMan says, 'afk a tic'
Albedo says, 'thanks, i just rather see us being rewarded with rp coupons where ppl are to make rp themed strings.. we arent really force feeding rp.. but most string things based on rp anyway.. i would say atleast 85% of the players do'
Jesus peers around intently. 
Huma says, 'yeah they do I agree'
Dogbert says, 'then there are doc and sana'
Dogbert says, 'aka 'the vocal minority''
Albedo says, 'and cravens wad...'
Dogbert says, 'for whom coupons were made to be given'
Huma says, 'RP coupons just arent the thing that Imms LIKE to hand out'
Xuvenia says, 'well, aren't like, normal coupons rp strings since just about anything a person strings can be justified as RP in some way?'
Huma says, 'so, sorry :)'
Xuvenia says, 'why have an RP coupon at all :P'
Huma says, 'so who else has questions' 
Dalia junks a chainmail byrnie. 
Chaykin says, 'I think RP coupons are supposed to encourage people to go with a theme'
Albedo says, 'pretty much.. except rp coupons you have to string something that is based on your rp..'
Huma says to Albedo, 'And write an LT article about it.'
Dalia raises her hand.
Huma pokes Dalia with |10Kryptonite.
Albedo says, 'like a warrior couldnt go and string a magical drinking fountain since thier rp would be of a warrior etc'
Xuvenia says, 'some people have themes, and string it like that, some don't.. why force them?'
Huma says, 'Dont dilly dally Dalia'
Dalia says, 'hah'
Chaykin says to Xuvenia, 'Not force...encourage :)'
Albedo nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Dalia says, 'Well, Huggy and I had a small argument earlier bout this, but it involves PR department so I wanted to bring it up here'
Huma says to Albedo, 'He could write any type of story on the planet to justify giving himself bunny slippers if he wants :)'
Albedo rolls around on the ground with laughter.
Huma says, 'give people more credit then that! :)'
Albedo nods his agreement with Huma.
Albedo says, 'ok ok :p'
Dalia says, 'It was suggested to me that I shut up'
Bridy zones out.
Dalia nods to herself.
Huma smirks.
Huma says, 'ok, Dalia has shutup'
Huma says, 'who else has questions'
MysteryMan raises his hand.
Huma pokes MysteryMan with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead double M'
Jesus raises his hand.
MysteryMan says, 'was there anything happening with the throw skill augmentation?'
Huginn says, 'throw skill augmentation?'
MysteryMan nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'I dont think anyones talked about it yet in any sense'
MysteryMan nods solemnly.
MysteryMan says, 'just thought id ask'
MysteryMan bonks Somar on the head!
Somar disappears in a mushroom cloud.
Xuvenia laughs.
Dogbert says, 'throwing augments?'
Somar snickers at Huginn nastily.
Dogbert says, 'what'd that do'
Huginn giggles.
Huma says, 'throwing changes =P'
Huginn tickles Somar.
Huma says, 'but no ones talked about it yet'
Chaykin snickers softly.
Xuvenia says to Somar, 'Where'd he poof you to?'
Xuvenia snickers softly.
Huma says, 'but I just told Huginn whats it about so we'll see what he can do :)'
MysteryMan says, 'to help the throwers compete with sniper/shooters'
Somar says to Xuvenia, 'N00b hell.'
Huma says, 'or maybe nothin'
Huma says, 'well throwers shouldnt compete with snipers/shooters =P'
Xuvenia giggles. 
Dogbert says, 'throwers?'
Dogbert says, 'who the hell is str/perc enough with enough free rent to be a thrower'
MysteryMan whaps Dogbert across the back of the head with Fear, the third pillar of darkness!Huma says, 'huckin a dagger should be a little worse then being a trained sharpshooter with a gun =P'
Albedo says, 'well juggling shouldnt always catch thrown objects either =p'
Dogbert nods his agreement with Albedo.
Dogbert says, 'yeah it's like 55 dex and you're immune to throw :P'
MysteryMan grins evilly at Xuvenia... Wonder what he's thinking...
MysteryMan nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'but I can kinda see how throw maybe could be more consistant'
MysteryMan says, 'thats not what i wanted, for throwers to be just as good as sharpshooters'
Huma nods his agreement with MysteryMan.
Jesus says, 'it's not throw, it's autorush.'
Huma says, 'ok Huginn has it on the 'things to look at' list'
Albedo says, 'and juggle!'
Huma says, 'so at some point it'll be looked at'
MysteryMan nods solemnly.
Huma pokes Jesus with |10Kryptonite.
Albedo raises his hand.
MysteryMan says to Huma, 'thank you.'
Huma says, 'go ahead Jebus'
Jesus says, 'two part question. 1) is bonded eq something that's actually going to happen? 2) if so, will old eq become bonded?'
Huginn says, 'once I get done looking at all Jesus' complaints'
Huma says, 'yes, and probably not'
Jesus says, 'please say yes, and yes.'
Huginn gets out a HUGE list.
Jesus slaps Huma.
Huginn says, 'yes and no'
Huma says, 'oh you mean like old school EQ?'
Huginn laughs at Jesus.
Huma says, 'no definately not'
Huma chuckles politely.
Jesus says, 'like, old SSS, horns, etc.'
Huma says, 'naw'
Xuvenia says to Jesus, 'Shut up and take your meds... you're going off the deep end again.'
Huginn says, 'go ahead.. slap me again jesus!'
Huma says, 'we're gonna template that stuff!'
Huginn nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'eat old EQ like cold pizza'
Jesus says to Xuvenia, 'Stop harassing me ho.'
Huma says, 'mmmmmm'
Xuvenia marks the oily skin of a serpent from Xuvenia.
Xuvenia waves the oily skin of a serpent from Xuvenia marked 'Do it Huginn!|U99'.
Huma pokes Albedo with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead Albe'
Huma says, 'go ahead Albe'
Huginn says, 'bonded will be for newly acquired items'
Jesus says to Huginn, 'Did i slap you, i meant to slap huma. :p'
Huginn says, 'oh thought you meant to slap me since I answered'
Huginn shrugs helplessly.
Huma says, 'yeah bonding is only for newer even sexier EQ'
Somar says to Jesus, 'You slapped me you son of a vondrook.'
Jesus slaps Somar.
Dogbert says to Somar, 'republic scum!'
Albedo says, 'i forgot come back to me...'
Nadia goes EEK! in distress.
MysteryMan spits in Jesus's face - better stand back!
Huma says, 'we dont have anywhere else to do'
Huma says, 'er go'
Dogbert whispers softly to Somar.
Huma says, 'who else has a question'
Dogbert says to Somar, 'wanna become a simple finite group of order two baby?'
Albedo says, 'oh yes i got it now'
Albedo raises his hand.
Huma nods his agreement with Albedo.
Somar says to Dogbert, 'Sorry, I'm not into nerd guys.'
Huma pokes Albedo with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'the kryptonite says speak'
Albedo says, 'why doesnt the headbutt change affect mobs headbutting?'
Albedo says, 'i was dazed for over 200 hbs earlier =p'
Huginn says, 'hmm lemme check that'
Huma says, 'hrrrrm'
Albedo says, '200 hps sorry'
Huginn says, 'from which mob?'
Huma says, 'well there ya go'
Jesus raises his hand.
Albedo says, 'pitts mob..'
Huginn says, 'ah'
Huginn says, 'ok'
Albedo says, 'cant remember which.. level 35ish mob or something.. headbutted me..'
Huma says, 'it cheats obviously'
Huginn says, 'the stun modifiers for headbutt are much larger if one of the participants is a mob'
Huma says, 'ok it will be looked into'
Albedo says, 'i was like.. ok i should wake up soon.. 100 hps.. ok i should wake up soon.. 100 hps..'
Huginn says, 'that works for and against you'
Huma says, 'oh really, well that explains it'
Albedo says, 'it isnt just a single mob ie.. there are many of this mob there..'
Huginn nods solemnly.
Albedo says, 'so all those mobs cheat?'
Huginn says, 'but if you headbutt a mob it'll go down for longer'
Albedo says, 'get sandra here ima smack her =p'
Huma says, 'no they dont cheat'
Huginn says, 'its not a sandra thing'
Albedo says, 'her and her cheating mobs...'
Huma says, 'ok we answered that question I think'
Albedo says, 'i cant even wfw those mobs..'
Huma pokes Jesus with |10Kryptonite.
Jesus says, 'is beg gonna work like it used to in pke?'
Huma says, 'go ahead Jebus'
Albedo says, 'let alone headbutt..'
Somar has created a round of mozzarella cheese! 
Somar carefully removes a portion of a round of mozzarella cheese from a portion of a round of mozzarella cheese.
Somar eats a portion of a round of mozzarella cheese.
Huginn says, 'err its going to work the same as it used to period'
Huma nods his agreement with Huginn.
Huginn says, 'how do you mean, in pk?' 
Jesus says to Huginn, 'It used to be a way to check if someone was pke, pre pkok.'
Huginn says, 'no'
Jesus says, 'was a bug, i think.'
Jesus makes strange faces - what a weirdo!
Albedo says, 'this sounds like you can beg from anyone..'
Huginn says, 'beg will be universally available'
MysteryMan says, 'begging for your life'
Huginn nods his agreement with Albedo. 
Albedo says, 'start begging marauder!'
Chaykin snickers at Albedo nastily.
Huma says, 'maybe he should start auto-forever rejecting everyone once they do that'
Albedo says, 'actually.. i think i will sit ic.. at marauder.. and trigger to beg him 10 times everytime he says he will stand..'
MysteryMan snickers at Huma nastily.
Albedo looks up into the sky and ponders.
Xuvenia pokes Albedo in the ribs.
Chaykin says, 'he could make a trigger to permaban you if you do that ;)'
Albedo says to Xuvenia, 'what? i am evil ya know.'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'take you off his list forever'
Albedo says to Huma, 'i can tform and mend =p'
Albedo chortles with amusement.
Huma says, 'but its not our job to proof the game for Marauder =P'
Huma says, 'so who else?'
Huma points at |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'who wants some'
MysteryMan raises his hand.
Huma pokes MysteryMan with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead'
MysteryMan brandishes Fear, the third pillar of darkness menacingly.
MysteryMan says, 'what is this for?'
Jesus says to MysteryMan, 'The dark guppy.'
Huma says, 'uh'
Huginn says, 'a mundane' 
Huma says, 'look cool?'
MysteryMan nods solemnly.
Jesus says to MysteryMan, 'And yes, guppies can whistle.'
MysteryMan says, 'figured as much, since it has no stats, but its not on the db'
Somar cheers for LadyAce - huzzah!
Huma knocks LadyAce over and flops all over her.
Chaykin conjures a duck out of midair and throws it at LadyAce!
LadyAce has created a postcard!
LadyAce starts writing on a postcard from LadyAce.
MysteryMan slaps Jesus.
Dogbert says, 'lazyace!'
Huma bonks Dogbert on the head!
MysteryMan says to Jesus, 'i told you before, get lost.'
Huma says, 'so anyway whatsup who else has a question'
Nadia sits down on a black leather couch.
Albedo raises his hand.
LadyAce finishes writing on a postcard from LadyAce.
Jesus says to MysteryMan, 'Accept jesus.'
LadyAce posts a postcard from LadyAce on the welcome board.
Albedo says to Jesus, 'as my personal savior?'
Nadia giggles.
Jesus pats Albedo on the head.
Albedo says to Huma, 'question mr man.'
MysteryMan says to Jesus, 'dude, yer pissin me off...'
Jesus says to MysteryMan, 'I don't really care.'
MysteryMan laughs at Jesus.
Huma says, 'question if thee must'
Jesus says to MysteryMan, 'Accept me! shut me up!'
Jesus snickers softly.
MysteryMan laughs at Jesus.
Somar says to Huginn, 'Next time we get new immies, I want to get my ofice vnum changed to a prime number.'
Huma says, 'any other questions?'
Albedo says, 'with all the change talk on discussion.. do you have statics of how much the pbase has really dropped over the years?'
Huma says, 'about the code/area update?'
Huginn laughs at Somar.
Huma says, 'well I dont have any official numbers'
Huma says, 'but when I started playing we averaged double what we do today I'd say'
Huma says, 'and I once saw 86 players online'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Jacob says, 'its the same 10 people its been for the last 5 years'
Huma says, 'and now we average like 28 players online, and I've seen 51 once'
Huma says, 'that was the Expie awards day'
Xuvenia says, 'we're all fionn, and always have been'
Chaykin says, 'our peak years ago was huge compared to today'
Albedo nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'so 65 average 86 peak versus 28 average 51 peak'
LadyAce says, 'it does seem to help  us get new players if we're highly ranked on those silly voting sites'
Jacob says, 'its the same 10 people its been for the last 5 years'
Huma says, 'I dont have official numbers'
Chaykin nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huginn nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'VOTE!'
Jacob says, 'ive seen as high as 80+'
Huma says, 'the higher we get on these mud sites'
Huma says, 'the more newbies show up'
Jacob says, 'again on either an expie day or during halloween'
LadyAce says, 'so yea, vote a bit each day and help us bring in new peeps for you to play with'
Albedo says to LadyAce, 'tho i must say.. we arent very newbie friendly...'
Chaykin says, 'then we just have to pitch in to help keep them :)'
Somar votes every day!
Huginn says, 'we're working on that'
Huma says to Albedo, 'We're doing our absolute best to fix it.'
Albedo says to LadyAce, 'its sad when someone dies to barney or something.. and waits 2 hours for a cr.'
MysteryMan says, 'im not friendly, period...'
Huma says, 'I've been playing the newbie friendly violen for like... a year now'
Jesus says, 'most muds aren't newbie friendly.'
Huma says, 'violin!' 
Chaykin says to Albedo, 'More newbies, eventually, means more people to help with crs.'
Albedo says, 'my point being what my ic brother had said.. ppl wont do anything for you unless you start naming players they know'
Huma nods his agreement with Albedo.
Chaykin says, 'also more people to pk with, go on runs with, rp with, whatever'
LadyAce says, 'if someone is low level, they may be better off doing without the CR, too.'
Albedo says, 'which is sad..'
Huma says, 'well we want to fix that too'
Albedo says, 'i personally have taken time to and offer free help be it levels eq etc for anyone 20 and under..'
LadyAce says, 'that 2 hrs, you could take them on a box tour and get them new gear, leave them better eq'd at the end'
Huma says, 'well thats good Albe'
MysteryMan says, 'as have I'
Huma says, 'well I encourage everyone to help make it more newbie friendly'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
MysteryMan says, 'and i even let the noobs keep all the cash we get from corpses too'
Huma says, 'we are all about newbie friendliness'
Albedo says, 'i also know of players where if you ask for eq on auction... and they get it then say this sound good.. and you cant pay it.. they gag you..'
LadyAce says, 'Jesus is right though, most muds aren't really newbie friendly'
Jesus gasps at LadyAce.
Huma nods solemnly.
Chaykin says, 'we know what the problems are and until we can implement fixes it helps out if you guys pitch in as much as you can to make them feel welcome'
LadyAce says, 'I wouldn't try to buy eq on auction and not pay for it, no'
Albedo says, 'this is an overall friendly issue im speaking of.. which stems to newbie friendly..'
Huma says, 'have you read Rufus discussion post 63?' 
Albedo says to LadyAce, 'if you had say 20k.. and they want like 40k and you cant pay it.. for an easy item.. then they gag you when you say you dont have that much atm.. is sad.'
Huma says, 'at the end of the day, there are big changes to the low level game that are going to make us game-wise a lot friendlier to newbies'
Albedo nods his agreement with Huma.
Jesus says to Albedo, 'Hey, i was friendly to you, even when you were 2 on 1 ing me. :p'
Somar says to Jesus, 'Dirrrty.'
Chaykin says, 'one of the best ways to encourage more newbie friendliness among your peers I think is to lead by example'
Huma says, 'but culture-wise, I mean, its up to you guys to change that too :)'
Jacob says, 'friendly is ok. but when you do help, and your told oh i died cause i wanted someone to come help me power level, i kind of tend to ignore you'
Albedo says to Jesus, 'heh this isnt you i speak of ;)'
Xuvenia says to Albedo, 'If someone does that to you, be sure to ridicule them on chat.'
LadyAce says, 'well, if you''re low on cash, you probably don't walk into the store, get the checkout, and then say, oh, I only have half what that costs'
Albedo says to Xuvenia, 'this person is a well liked person..'
Jacob says, 'it was 3 am noone on to really listen'
LadyAce says, 'figure out the cost in advance I'd say'
Xuvenia says to Albedo, 'Bring im down, I say :)('
Jesus says, 'actually, newbies should start out with more cash than 500 coins too. that's barely enough to eat.'
Albedo says to LadyAce, 'if you have an estimated idea of what said product will cost...'
Huma says, 'idea it Jesus'
Jesus says to Huma, 'No.'
Huma rolls his eyes, exasperated with Jesus.
Jacob says, 'there is plenty of free food in the game'
Albedo says, 'why bring more than you need etc.'
Huma says, 'fine I'll idea it and you wont get credit'
Huma smiles happily.
Albedo says to LadyAce, 'know what im saying?'
Xuvenia says to Huma, 'Beat you to it.'
Jesus says to Huma, 'Ok.'
Huma nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Xuvenia wants the credit!
Huma claps for Xuvenia approvingly.
LadyAce says to Albedo, 'but the price is up to the eq-getter -- so better to work it out in advance if you have limited funds.'
Huma says, 'ok so other questions?'
LadyAce says to Albedo, 'some people have enough money that they don't consider it worth their time to trans for 20k :)'
Albedo shrugs helplessly.
Huginn says, 'those rich bastards!'
Huginn says, 'err'
Huma says, 'I guess the answer to the last one being, code/building wise we are becoming much more newbie friendly'
Albedo says, 'then they shouldnt announce that they are willing to get eq..'
Huma says, 'but culture wise thats a issue we all as an entire mud have to fix not just the imms or just the morts'
Albedo says, 'end of story..'
Somar says, 'while I, on the other hand, need to code for meals'
LadyAce says, 'well, they're willing to get it for a price they set.'
Somar has been going hungry for a good two weeks or so.
Huginn hands Somar a cup of ramen
Albedo says to LadyAce, 'no need to be rude to the ppl who cant pay the outragous cost..'
Albedo shrugs helplessly. 
Albedo says, 'anyway...'
Huma says, 'annnnnyway'
Huma says, 'who else has a question'
Jacob says, 'wait til someone else gets it then and sells it cheaper'
Jesus says to Albedo, 'Then settle for the lesser eq. box eq sets can rock.'
Xuvenia says, 'or, just loot out of boxes and keep an eye out for something you want :P'
Albedo nods his agreement with Jesus.
Jacob says, 'everything on me is from a box or i managed to kill myself, since i dt'd'
Xuvenia says, 'you can build an entire character off crap other people leave'
Albedo says, 'main point was just.. friendliness of ppl here lately..'
Nadia nods her agreement with Xuvenia.
Huma says to Albedo, 'Well we ALL have to work on it.'
LadyAce says, 'yea, just wait until we builders start putting out the new +stat eqs...cheaper if it's +4 or less.' 
Huginn says, 'it fluctuates'
Albedo says, 'how the mud has become a place where everyone is anti-social and loners'
LadyAce says, 'wayyyyy cheaper'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Chaykin says to Albedo, 'If you're an example to others of newbie friendliness, it catches on.'
Huma says, 'yeah the respec on mid-stat eq should be nice'
Xuvenia says, 'will high end stuff get an ac tweak then to justify their outrageous cost?'
Jesus says to Albedo, 'There's aren't loners. just cliques. it's always been that way.'
Dogbert says, 'yeah, at least we're all democrats like jesus'
Albedo cheers for Xuvenia - huzzah!
Dogbert hugs Jesus.
Jesus gives Dogbert permission to leave.
Chaykin snickers at Dogbert nastily.
Huma says, 'ok other questions?'
Jesus says to Albedo, 'Dogbert isn't in my clique.'
Jesus ducks to the ground.
Dogbert says to Jesus, 'you <3 kerry, admit it.'
Albedo says to Xuvenia, 'i was sayin the same thing to snapper and rufus earlier.'
Xuvenia asked one, kind of :P
Xuvenia didn't raise her hand!
Huma says to Xuvenia, 'Sorry I missed it whatsup?'
Chaykin says, 'nah he loves john mccain'
Dogbert whistles appreciatively.
Albedo says to Jesus, 'i wouldnt expect him to be..'
Xuvenia says, 'will high end stuff get an ac tweak then to justify their outrageous cost?'
Dogbert makes the sign of the cross at Chaykin.
Dogbert says to Chaykin, 'we all know jesus adores ted kennedy.'
Huma says, 'ac tweaks for some stuff is in the works'
Nadia coughs loudly.
Dogbert launches himself across the room and tackles Nadia to the ground!
Huma says, 'but whatcha mean outrageous costs?'
Dogbert says, 'gummy!'
Chaykin says to Dogbert, 'Nah, ralph nader.'
Nadia says, 'Dogbert!'
Nadia licks Dogbert.
Dogbert says to Chaykin, 'michael moore.'
Xuvenia says, 'i'm just being inflammatory.'
Xuvenia chuckles to herself.
Chaykin snickers softly.
LadyAce says, 'I have a spiff formula I've been workin on with the impies'
Jesus says to Dogbert, 'I adore everyone.'
Albedo says to Huma, 'where one item is 1400 rent and has 3 ac.. where as another is 3-4k rent with no ac.. same slot =p'
Dogbert says to Jesus, 'even hitler?'
Jesus nods his agreement with Dogbert.
Nadia snickers at Jesus nastily.
LadyAce says, 'once I get a fewwww more comments it will go to the staff, and then you'll see some eq price drops for sure'
Huma says, 'I havent even seen it =P'
Dogbert says, 'DTM!'
Huma says, 'and I see... well I dont get to see much so :)'
Dogbert launches himself across the room and tackles Dalia to the ground!
Dalia nods to herself.
Albedo says to Huma, 'they keep you locked in the basement dont they?'
Huma nods his agreement with Albedo.
Albedo comforts Huma.
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'thats rufus.'
LadyAce says, 'right now the material prices are really high, between 1 and 110 per point. the new formula drops the prices from a 1 to 50 per point range, or thereabouts'
Huma says, 'Huginn is nice and throws me some food sometimes'
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'no light, little food, and a terminal to code on.'
LadyAce says, 'so the rent price of items due to their AC is likely to drop noticably.'
Dogbert says, 'ac isnt a large part of most item rent though'
Dogbert says, 'it'
Albedo says, 'ac overall needs help =p'
Dogbert says, 'blah, it's the stats'
Jesus says to Huma, 'Huginn has gotten nicer lately. i'm worried about him.'
Huginn staggers around the room, bumping into walls.
LadyAce says, 'you might be surprised, at 110 a point, how much it adds up'
Xuvenia says to Dogbert, 'My point is... ac could use a slight boots :P'
Huma says, 'huginn I've found to always be wonderful'
Dogbert says, 'yeah ok, i can count -20 ac plus items on one hand now :P'
Xuvenia says, 'boost.... without upping rent'
Xuvenia sighs heavily and rolls her eyes, but you're not sure why.
Dogbert says, 'ac as is is fine'
Dalia nods solemnly.
Huginn says to Dogbert, 'You mean paw.'
Albedo says to LadyAce, 'and for the love of god.... please look into quest items.. that are same stat as clones... higher rent?? and lower ac?? one time only!!'
Dalia says, 'People with guns that stun 90% of the time, that sucks'
Dogbert says, '33%'
Huginn says, '100%'
Dalia laughs.
Dogbert says, '90% what are you smoking'
Huma says, 'wha Albe?'
LadyAce says to Albedo, 'not sure which item you mean :)'
Dogbert says to Huginn, 'i got 100, do I hear 110?'
Huma says, 'yeah that shouldnt be the case Albe'
Huginn says, '200%.. you wake up and the bullet comes and stuns you again!'
Somar says, 'which is worse?  100%, or 20000 damage?'
Somar ducks to the ground.
Dogbert says, 'homing missiles, not bullets'
Jesus says to Huginn, 'That's about right. :p'
Huginn jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Somar!
Huma says to Somar, 'You have no chance to code make your time.'
Dalia says, 'what'd i do?'
Huma says, 'so other questions?'
Dogbert says, 'you were DTM!'
Dogbert looks up into the sky and ponders.
Dogbert raises his hand.
Dalia says, 'I tried to stop, it didnt work'
Huma pokes Dogbert with |10Kryptonite.
Huma sinks his teeth into Dogbert's flesh.
Huma says, 'look korean food'
Huma licks Dogbert.
Nadia sits down on a black leather couch.
Huginn rolls around on the ground with laughter.
Albedo raises his hand. 
Chaykin says to Somar, 'You are on the way to debugging.'
Dogbert says, 'yeah, ok look, nerf cause mages please'
Jesus goes EEK! at Dogbert in distress - isn't Dogbert an awful person for teasing?
Dalia laughs.
Huma laughs.
Dalia says, 'remove stun!'
Nadia sniffles quietly.
Huginn says, 'what's wrong wif them?'
Dogbert says, 'really, thats all I'm gonna say, i'm sure nothing's gonna be done'
Huma says, 'at least at this point hes just coming out and saying it =P'
Dalia says, 'remove the stun affect from the game :)'
Somar says, 'would removing vina be an adequate enough adjustment for your taste?'
Dalia nods to herself.
Dogbert says to Huginn, 'sorry, they're too versatile, they have an answer to evreything and it makes them unkillable if you know how to play one.'
Jesus says to Dogbert, 'There's only two that're over the top.'
Dogbert says to Huginn, 'thats in pk and mobkill too.'
Huginn says, 'you don't think druids are as tough?'
Albedo says to Dogbert, 'i die a lot..'
Dogbert says, 'really, i find if i sit and think about how to solo a mob with my cause mage in 5 minutesr i got a viable solution'
Huginn says, 'or a properly played create?'
Dogbert says, 'create? properly?'
Dogbert says, 'are you implying creates can PK?'
Dogbert is completely boggled.
Dalia says, 'I used to think that about create'
Huginn says, 'properly played'
Dalia says, 'and then you guys took away there only 1 cool thing, walls'
Dogbert says, 'sana has yet to kill me in a PK fight :p'
Dogbert says, 'that didnt involve shivan and crossplay :p'
Huginn says, 'she's building your confidence'
Dalia says, 'that, and sana sucks :P'
Dogbert says, 'if by that you mean running away :P'
Albedo says, 'shivan sucks.. i dont see how pkers die to him so often..'
Jesus says to Albedo, '100 mind wfw stuns.'
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'generally fights with him against my sniper go like so:'
Dogbert says to Jesus, 'not 100, like 95.'
Jesus says to Albedo, 'Coupled with 100 mind cure crits.'
Dogbert says, 'me, backstab'
Huma says, 'well wfw has been nerfed already somewhat'
Huma says, 'awhile ago'
Jesus nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'cant cast other spells n stuff'
Huma says, 'so thats somethin'
Dogbert says, 'him, stun *wfw* (4 rounds later) oh look, 150 hp gone, flee, shoot, maybe stun, shoot a few more times, he comes in, worse for wears'
Albedo says to Dogbert, 'my fights with him and my sniper went as follows.. me come in kick the living crap outta him he die..'
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'when was this, 5 years ago?'
Albedo shakes his head.
Albedo says to Dogbert, 'like a month at most.'
Huma says, 'so other questions?'
Albedo raises his hand.
Huma says, 'go Albe go!'
Huma pokes Albedo with |10Kryptonite.
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'you mean back when stuns did 80 damage?'
Albedo says, 'who is in charge of updating help files?'
Albedo says to Dogbert, 'nope..'
Dalia says, 'ooh that reminds me :)'
Dalia raises her hand.
Huma says, 'admin...'
Huma says, 'but what can we do for ya'
Albedo says, 'which admin..'
A heavenly aura appears in the room, is that Haley?
Dalia hugs Haley.
Chaykin knocks Haley over and flops all over her.
Albedo says, 'haley?'
Jesus falls to his knees and worships Haley's existence.
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'whatever, i can win sometimes but in the larger %age of things he wins more fights based of hitting a high number of wfws.'
Albedo says to Haley, 'you need to be shot.'
Huma bonks Albedo on the head!
Dalia says, 'well, theres one hell of a welcome :P'
Haley says to Albedo, 'You need to be shot!'
Chaykin says, 'someone said admin and she came running!'
Dogbert says to Albedo, 'like, if you can tell me how to beat a cause mage who wfws me 5 times in a row, please, by all means smartass.'
Haley says, 'why do I need to be shot?'
Huma says, 'I actually CAN shoot you Albe'
Albedo says, 'a helpfile wasnt updated for 2 years.. and i died because of it =p'
Huginn says to Haley, 'No no that's "needs his shots!"'
Haley says, 'did you bug it?'
Dogbert grovels before Haley.
Albedo says to Haley, 'ask rufus and huma and sandra.'
Dogbert says, 'darth cuteness!'
Albedo says, 'they fixed the helpfile =p'
Dogbert cues the imperial march.
Dalia says to Dogbert, 'Anti-stun necklace.'
Huma says, 'we fixed it like 5 minutes after he said something'
Haley nods solemnly.
Albedo nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'so its not like we werent responsive =P'
Albedo says, 'she still needs to be shot!'
Albedo throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
An aura of heavenly light appears above Albedo's head.
Jesus says to Dalia, 'Resist stun is retarded.' 
Somar says, 'let's pass on the whole shooting thing right now :P'
Huginn says, 'resist stun is being fixed'
Dalia says, 'Hell if i know, I never ued it :P'
Haley says, 'key there are 7000 helpfiles out there, gimme a break =p'
Albedo says to Jesus, 'and yes.. when i hit 50 i will anal pleasure shivan.'
Nadia coughs loudly.
Huma says, 'what shoulda happened was when the spell was changed a few years ago, the coder shoulda sent something to the admin at the time and the admin at the time shoulda changed it =P'
Dalia says, 'wow, this just got weird'
Dogbert says to Haley, 'no breaks! sweat as you debug!'
Albedo says to Huma, 'ok shoot the coder.' 
Huma says, 'I'm just gonna pass the buck backwards to the previous administration'
Huma says, 'go hunt down Choc and Ea! or somethin =P'
Somar says, 'allow me to be the emmanuel goldstein in this bunch?'
Haley says, 'anyway its fixed now, so lets move on =p'
Albedo nods solemnly.
Dalia nods solemnly.
An aura of heavenly light appears above Albedo's head.
Dalia says, 'I have a legitimate question :)'
Dogbert says to Haley, 'quit driving a wedge between our two-form!'
Huma pokes Dalia with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'fo ahead Dalia'
Dalia says, 'Fo sure'
Dalia says, 'Its about the help files, and I've brought htis up before'
Dalia says, 'But, can anyone explain to me why helpfiles arent available to all players, at all times?' 
Huma says, 'which with the who and the what'
Huma says, 'like skill help files?'
Dalia says, 'yes'
Huma says, 'uh!'
Huginn says, 'I believe the original intent was to get poeple to experiment'
Huginn says, 'and try new things.'
Dalia says, 'We want to be a newbie-friendly mud... yet its pretty sadistic if you ask me :P'
Nadia says, 'I hate having to experiment.' 
Dogbert nods his agreement with Nadia.
Jacob says, 'like help plague, i told rufus about that earlier this week, playing a newbie, i got bit by a rat, got the plague, now i know what the plague is, but a new newbie, won't'
LadyAce says, 'I think what we wanted to have was a simple helpfile everyone could see, and a more detailed one that people who qualified could see.'
Dogbert says, 'a newbie will think he cant have mudsex cuz he has a STD?'
Huma says to Dogbert, 'We can start giving out cursed dinghys too.'
Jacob says, 'well if it affectrs you in the game there should be a help file for all to read'
LadyAce says, 'but it didn't really happen that way :)'
Dalia says, 'Well, something like help stun'
Huginn nods solemnly.
Dalia says, 'How am i supposed to know what stunning someone is'
Huma says, 'well if there isnt a help file for something and you think there SHOULD be, please idea it'
Huma says, 'like, we arent perfect'
Huma says, 'theres 7000 help files or so like Haley said'
Jacob says, 'there is if you are a mage'
Dalia says, 'well, there is a help file for it :P'
Dalia says, 'I just cant see it'
LadyAce says, 'well, the skill thing is more systemic'
Dalia says, 'because you guys are mean'
Jacob says, 'and the helpfile says causes the victim to suffer from the plague, thats really helpful :P'
Huma says, 'only stun helpfile I have availble is for the spell I think'
Somar eats a boar's-head helmet.
Somar eats the Black Knight's vizor.
Huma says, 'stunned has a spell'
Dalia says, 'I wouldnt know, I cant stun :)'
Huma says, 'er help file'
Dalia scuffles her feet around in the dirt.
Huma says, 'maybe we should add a keyword to that stunned help file or somethin'
Albedo winks suggestively at Jesus.
Dogbert says, 'help skilltree is there :P'
Huma says, 'help skilltrees'
Dalia says, 'Stun help file was just an example :P'
Dalia says, 'We can change it to help tumble for all i care'
Huma says, 'well Dalia if you are out there and try to get help in a help file PLEASE I cant beg you enough'
Dalia says, 'the point is, I would have to invest a lot of time and effort to my character, just to be eligible to read the help file for tumble'
Huma says, 'put it in the idea file'
Huma says, 'idea it'
Huma says, 'thats the best way to get it changed'
Dalia says to Huma, 'You're missing my point, I think.'
Dalia says, 'its not that there arent enough help files'
Dalia says, 'its that im not eligible to read the ones that are available'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'well we'd have to talk to the imps before we started changing thatkind of policy'
Dalia says, 'I know, its just something that has never made sense to me'
Dalia says, 'I've had a lot of chars, so I dont particuarly need the help files for myself'
Huma nods solemnly.
Dalia says, 'but for new people, they would have no idea'
Jacob says, 'exactly'
Dalia says, 'And if im giving advice to a newbie'
Huma says, 'well like LA said I think it was meant to be in depth help files for people with the skill and a overview help file for people without it'
Dalia says, 'like, You should go gather more dexterity equipment for the ability to tumble'
Huma says, 'just the 2nd kind never got made'
Dalia says, 'he'll ask me what tumble is, and why should I be the help file, when there is an actual help file' 
Jacob says, 'well the help file on plague really needs some more info'
Dalia says, 'I was just pointing out a flaw, or an overlooked spot of the system.  Maybe something you guys could think about' 
Huma says, 'there I reported that plague help file to idea'
Huma says, 'but if there are others and I KNOW there are'
Jacob says, 'i think i did with rufus'
Huma says, 'use idea list'
Dalia says, 'In all honesty, this is the only mud I've seen (i havent seen all too many) that you cant see the helpfiles'
Huma says to Dalia, 'Did you see what I said before? :)'
Dalia nods solemnly. 
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'so in theory, it SHOULDNT be the way it is' 
Dalia says, 'I was just trying to conclude, seemed like you guys were waiting for me to say something else :)'
Huma says, 'its like... a problem that needs to be addressed :)'
Chaykin says, 'must muds I've played don't even have helpfiles for half the stuff I'm used to thinking should'
Huginn waves happily.
Huginn slowly fades into existence.
Dalia waves happily.
Huma says, 'so yeah thanks Dalia we will lookat it for sure'
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Dogbert says, 'along with looking at cause mages? :P'
LadyAce says, 'I want questions! Questions for meeeeee!'
Jacob whaps Dogbert across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.
Dogbert says, 'what'
LadyAce says, 'Q is for question, and question is for me!' 
Somar says to LadyAce, 'What're you doing Saturday night?'
Somar ducks to the ground. 
Huma sinks his teeth into LadyAce's flesh.
Dalia says, 'oh man, ladyace is wasted'
LadyAce says to Somar, 'ejbs with corba and jdbc.'
Jacob says, 'thats new?'
LadyAce giggles at Dalia.
Huma says, 'LA is just loopy'
LadyAce says, 'you only wish, people!'
Somar looks at LadyAce and drools.
LadyAce says, 'I had caffeine today!' 
Huma says, 'shes just a crazy lady'
Dalia snickers softly.
Somar gives a glass of red wine to LadyAce.
Huma says, 'so no other questions?'
LadyAce says, 'ooh'
LadyAce eats a glass of red wine.
LadyAce licks her lips and smiles.
Chaykin snickers at LadyAce nastily.
Dalia says, 'uh, im hard pressed to think of one :P'
Dalia looks up into the sky and ponders.
Dogbert says, '...'
Dogbert makes the sign of the cross at LadyAce.
Huma says, 'so no other questions?'
Dalia says, 'just the one I was told to shut up about'
Dalia nods to herself.
Huma says, 'you can ask me that in my office after A&A'
Huma says, 'I'll bring ladyace and you can ask her instead'
Huma says, 'it'll make her feel special'
Jacob says, 'A7A?'
Dalia grins evilly.
LadyAce says, 'ooh ooh ooh'
Huma says, 'Q&A'
Huma says, 'ok I am gonna end this if no one else has questions?'
Huma says, 'really?'
Huma says, 'sad story'
Huma says, 'ok!'
Dalia snickers softly.
Huma says, 'going once twice SOLD!'
|10Kryptonite thuds as Huma attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.