Lecture Series Index

June 23rd, 2005

Q & A Index

Gho says, 'ok, can we make it to where 100 mind doesn't constantly get sunk by 50 mind level 2 or 3 sink?'
Huma says, 'well I imagine it can happen everyone once and a great while'
Gho says, 'naw. but ok.'
Huma says, 'but if you think its like I dunno... overboard'
Lenore picks up a plump, |13pink settee|U99.
Lenore puts a plump, |13pink settee|U99 in an elegant violet brocade pouch.
Huma says, 'you can bug it =P'
Gho says, 'i personally think it's rediculous as is. but move on.'
Huma says, 'I mean theres a certain % chance on all things to have it happen'
Gho says to Huma, 'I won't bug anything anymore.'
Nephiel says, 'mebbe'
Nephiel says, 'but remember'
CZARS stomps on Lenore's toes.
Nephiel says, 'it has to be made to deal with mobspells too'
Huma nods solemnly.
Nephiel says, 'and most of them have 100 mind'
Huma pokes CZARS with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'its CZARS time'
Lenore pokes CZARS in the eye with the corpse of Huma roasted to perfection! What'd she do THAT for??
Huma nods his agreement with Nephiel.
Huma goes EEK! at Lenore in distress - isn't Lenore an awful person for teasing?
Huma says, 'how do those things get around'
Korgan smirks at Lenore.
Huma says, 'I leave them everywhere'
Chaykin snickers softly.
Nephiel says to Huma, 'there's a huge black market on 'em.'
Lenore snickers softly.
Huma says, 'oy'
Korgan says to Huma, 'can i have permission to mundane it?'
Nephiel says to Huma, 'worth more than a blinding wormie.'
Korgan says, 'i need a bag'
Huma says to Korgan, 'Uhm... no :)'
Haley says, 'you can only mundane mob corpses :p'
Haley says, 'but good try'
Korgan sighs loudly.
Huma nudges CZARS.
CZARS cries on Haley's shoulder.
Huma says to CZARS, 'Your floor sir.'
Huma begins to twitch nervously.
CZARS says, 'ok so i wanted to know: whats the deal with this new fix for stabbying'
CZARS says, 'the one huggies is gonna put in'
Nephiel says, 'which one?'
Huma says, 'gonna have to be more specific'
Gho raises his eyebrow at CZARS.
CZARS says, 'pk modifier on backstab'
CZARS says, 'are we talking an algebraic or geometric backstab reduction'
CZARS says, 'in the far far future'
CZARS whaps Huma across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.
Huma says, 'oh once he actually does something about backstab'
Huma says, 'I'm not entirely sure what he plans to do about it to be brutally honest'
Korgan says, 'need him here.'
Huma says, 'I just asked Somar he says hes got no F'in clue either'
Huma says, 'gonna have to wait to ask him, sorry :)'
Gho says, 'he coming?'
Pandora says, 'who is he?'
Huma says, 'I dont know that either'
Gho gives Huma permission to leave.
Huma says, 'mostly hes here, but certainly he might be busy =P'
CZARS says, 'he is he who they call 'I am''
Huma says, 'he is Huginn'
Huma says, 'whatever he does I'm sure it'll be well thoughtout =P'
Huma says, 'so who else has a question'
CZARS raises his hand.
Gho raises his hand.
Huma grumbles.
Huma says, 'heh'
Pandora raises her hand.
Huma pokes CZARS with |10Kryptonite.
CZARS says, 'i was supposed to ask if tumble was fixed'
Huma says, 'go ahead CZARS'
Huma says, 'it was broken?'
CZARS says, 'it was a request from kastina'
Gho says, 'don't mention tumble.'
Gho says, 'it's bad karma'
Huma says, 'oh ok... uh I think the official conclusion is it isnt broken :)'
Huma pokes Gho with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead gho :)'
Reptillian says, 'its broken but not broken'
Gho says, 'why not make malaise a bit more useful at high levels?'
Reptillian says, 'there is no middle ground on most skills, thats the problem'
Huma says, 'because thats not the point =P'
Nephiel giggles at Huma.
Huma says, 'we have about 8 billion useful spells at high levels'
Gho says to Huma, 'But my point, is that 2c create neeeeeeeds it.'
Huma says, 'we figured we could make one thats useful at low level'
Reptillian says, 'so in the end, having 80 dex tumble is practically worthless because in order for the skill to go off, you need 100'
Nephiel says, 'in most builds i've seen, 2c create is strong enough'
Gho says to Nephiel, 'Go pkill with it.'
Huma says, '2c create doesnt need a dmg spell any more then 2c cause =P'
Huma says, 'I dunno'
Gho rolls his eyes heavenward.
Huma says, 'I dont think malaise was ever meant to do that'
Gho says, 'nevermind.'
Nephiel says to Gho, 'i don't pkill, there's more to the mud than just that.'
Nephiel smiles happily.
Huma says, 'I dont think a 2c power level dmg spell'
Gho says to Nephiel, 'Then at least recognize it as part of the mud.'
Huma says, 'will ever really be that good =P'
Huma says, 'but thats just my opinion'
Huma says, 'even if we had one'
Huma pokes Pandora with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead Pandora'
Pandora says, 'I was wondering if sl will be open to lower levels again?'
Reptillian raises his hand.
Nephiel rolls his eyes heavenward.
Gho says, 'i didn't say make it the end all, jackasses. i said make is useful.'
Huma says to Gho, 'It is useful, for whats its good for, and thats exactly why it was made.'
Huma says to Pandora, 'Thats up to the maintainer, and maybe but I havent heard any plans atm to indicate he will.'
Pandora nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'although we have SL2 goin in someday'
Huma says, 'so maybe he will alter it at that time'
Huma says, 'but thats purely and utterly speculation'
Huma says, 'I have absolutly no idea =P'
Gho says, 'so when's huginn getting here? at least he's open to different thoughts.'
CZARS says to Gho, 'what those 2c create kleiners need is a strong republican president, an outsider to the immship who can come in and make changes based on his rugged no-nonsense common sense approach.'
CZARS says to Gho, 'that or liberal imm bash.'
CZARS raises his hand.
Huma says, 'well Gho, malaise is not and will never be the answer to the question you're asking'
CZARS says, 'roots will be!'
Gho laughs.
Huma says, 'secondly, a combat spell, cause or create, that will be effective at high levels'
Huma says, 'thats also second circle'
Huma says, 'thats a bit of a pipe dream'
Huma says, 'because most 2c mages have low mind'
Huma says, 'and that = low dmg from combat spells'
Huma says, 'and probably always will'
Chaykin says, 'hey!'
A vorpal squirrel arrives from a puff of smoke.
Huma pets a vorpal squirrel lovingly.
Korgan lurks around a vorpal squirrel ominously!
A vorpal squirrel sits down on the ground.
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Gho says to Huma, 'I was done discussing it with you.'
Huma pokes CZARS with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'wait'
Huma says, 'reptillian is next'
Huma pokes Reptillian in the ribs.
Huma says, 'your go Sir'
Reptillian says, 'the balm spell, why does it not remove effects like burns?'
Huma says, 'hrm, why would it?'
Korgan looks up into the sky and ponders.
Reptillian says, 'stuff that a healing balm traditionally would remove'
Huma looks up into the sky and ponders.
Gho says to Reptillian, 'Because it's 2c create. meaning it sucks.'
Huma says, 'I dunno could idea that' 
Huma says, 'its not a terrible idea'
Korgan says, 'i like that idea'
Huma says, 'its a good idea =P'
Korgan says, 'finally a way to get un burned..'
Huma says, 'go ahead and idea it for credit'
Reptillian says, 'I did allready, wanted to get imm input'
Huma says, 'oh, well personally I think its a nifty idea'
Huma says, 'might or might not happen'
Huma says, 'but I dont think its out of the realm of possibility'
Reptillian says, 'it does not have to remove diseases or stuff, but burns seems logical'
Huma nods his agreement with Reptillian.
Huma says, 'certainly, I agree'
Huma says, 'so in conclusion, good idea, we'll see what happens =P'
Huma is not allowed to make unilateral decisions :)
Huma pokes CZARS with |10Kryptonite.
Abhorsen says, 'i'm in a void?'
Huma says, 'go for it Czars'
CZARS says, 'hooray'
CZARS says, 'how come battle newbies from klein have better ac than dexies'
Gho snickers softly.
Huma says, 'battle newbies?'
Abhorsen flexes his bulging, impressive muscles.
Huma says, 'newbies with battle mastery?'
Korgan says, 'battle training'
Korgan nudges Huma.
Huma says, 'well I imagine its because of what the help file says'
Huma says, 'but what are you comparing'
Huma says, 'like a con klein with battle training versus a dex london?'
Korgan says, 'why not a dex klein, get both bonuses..'
Huma says, 'well dex klein in theory would have more then non-klein dex'
Chaykin says, 'and with what eq'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'I dunno, I mean, I dont know why to tell you the truth'
Huma says, 'but maybe Dex's natural AC bonus should be bigger is that what you are suggesting?'
CZARS says, 'sure that works'
Huma says, 'well I know Ruf and Huginn have been tossing around some changes to Dex'
Huma says, 'so hopefully that will help the situation once they settle on something'
Korgan says, 'can you share any of them?'
Gho says, 'dex is nice just like it is.'
Pandora nods her agreement with Gho.
Abhorsen sighs loudly.
Abhorsen nods his agreement with Gho.
Pandora says, 'dex is fine fine'
Gho says, 'dex/con is nicererer.'
Huma says, 'well there is some idea tossing going on'
Huma says, 'because they dont think Dex necessarily has enough innate abilities'
Huma says, 'if that makes sense'
Reptillian says, 'dex is close, but just lacking something, not quite sure what, but something'
Huma says, 'but its all in the brainstorm stage still'
CZARS says, 'damage? ac?'
CZARS says, 'ability to consistently evade bash and hb?'
Huma says, 'well Str = dmg'
Huma says, 'yeah Ruf and Huginn have been looking for a way to give dex a definable real advantage'
Huma says, 'because right now it doesnt have one'
A vorpal squirrel says, 'Dex people should get a +10 natural bonus to cuteness, like I have.'
A vorpal squirrel nods to herself.
Huma smirks at a vorpal squirrel.
Huma says, 'but its all in brain storm so =P'
Huma says, 'it could never happen or ya know... anything could happen'
Huma says, 'who else has questions'
Zhuge raises his hand.
Huma pokes Zhuge with |10Kryptonite.
Zhuge says, 'who is building Industrial Hawaii? |11\m/'
Chaykin points at Lenore.
Huma blinks.
Zhuge says, 'ah'
Huma ponders Lenore's existence.
Zhuge kisses Lenore's hand. How charming!
Chaykin says, 'and it's already awesome'
Huma says, 'yeah I was just visiting today'
Huma says, 'so who else has questions?'
Lenore puts a finger to her lips.
Lenore nods her agreement with Zhuge.
CZARS says, 'oh yeah, just make sure you dont make it dexmud again'
CZARS says, 'that was annoying'
Pandora nods solemnly. 
Huma says, 'hes putting a lot of effort into making sure its balanced'
Huma says, 'Rufus is very smart and such'
Huma says, 'and he can do things with code that is awesome'
Huma says, 'and hes definately put some brain muscle into this'
Huma says, 'so I'm sure it'll come out good' 
Huma says, 'once he figures it out' 
Huma has the faith.
A heavenly aura appears in the room, is that Huginn?
Abhorsen waves goodbye. 
Huma cheers for Huginn - huzzah!
A vorpal squirrel sinks her teeth into Huginn's flesh.
Huma says to Huginn, 'I've been branded a unlistening heretic, you must come and save them :)'
Huginn says, 'what from?'
CZARS squeezes Huginn fondly.
Huma says, 'Gho was wondering about whether we could make malaise viable for 2c creates at higher level'
Huma says, 'because 2c creates need something'
Gho says to Huma, 'We were done discussing it, actually.'
Gho says to Huginn, 'I don't even want an answer.'
Huginn says, 'ok'
Lenore ponders Gho's existence.
Huma says, 'k!  I won't bring it up then' 
Huma says, 'I'm trying to help answer your question though'
Gho shrugs in response to Lenore's words.
Chaykin looks at Gho, boggled.
Huma says, 'Huginns definately the goto guy on this stuff'
Huma says, 'who else has questions?'
Korgan says to Huginn, 'whats your ideas with dexies :)'
Huginn says, 'what about dexies?'
Gho says to Huma, 'I'd prefer to talk to huginn one on one since qna has become a place to say "yeah, bug/idea that"'
Huma says, 'CZARS asked why klein battle training people have more AC then dexies'
Korgan says, 'huma mentioned you had been brainstorming something about dexies'
Reptillian says, 'how quickly it went from open discussion to that though'
Huma says, 'so I told them that Ruf and you were kind of brain storming on Dex'
Huma says, 'but it was still in the very early stages =P'
Huginn says, 'well we are..'
Huginn says, 'but klein folks can be dex as well'
Korgan nods his agreement with Huginn.
Korgan says to Huginn, 'it works out very well too.'
Huginn says, 'and battle training is a balancing skill for klein'
Huma nods solemnly.
Reptillian raises his hand.
Huma pokes Reptillian with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead'
Reptillian says, 'any thoughts on tiering set trap and making it a little more useful for the atypical high perc person'
Huginn nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'atypical high perc?  like con perc or str perc?'
Huginn says, 'actually been pondering that'
Huma says, 'how exactly would it be more useful'
Reptillian says, 'atypical dex/perc'
Huginn says, 'more effective'
Huma says, 'and whats the difference'
Huma says, 'oh just making set trap more effective in general?'
Huginn nods his agreement with Huma.
Reptillian says, 'yes, give it a higher cost, tier it, set trap is basic skill, add gunpowder skill and then you can trap up explosions'
Reptillian says, 'which hopefully don't need 50kgs worth of items to do'
Reptillian says, 'another skill could be rope use'
Huginn says, 'hmm actually I don't think we'll add new skills'
Reptillian says, 'well, its just a thought, set trap is a neat concept which you know I love and probably originnaly begged for, but its lacking here'
Huginn says, 'but making it more effective and change the available traps based on perc'
Huginn says, 'that would be interesting'
Reptillian says, 'that works to'
Huma says, 'and making the high level perc people be able to do better traps'
Reptillian nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'well hrm'
Reptillian says, 'this way, those people who want to do more with perc then backstab, can'
Huma says, 'I am yelling everything you guys say at Somar'
Huma says, 'I'm sure he'd like to get them popularized and stuff'
Huma says, 'so maybe talkt o him next time you see him?'
Reptillian says, 'well, its just the materials that are a big hinderance right off'
Huma says, 'they were his baby'
CZARS says, 'shoot smart'
Lenore no longer looks quite as distracted.
Huma says, 'so who else has somethin for me'
Reptillian says, 'and then, its always about bang for your buck :P why carry about 20kg in materials for a 20 damage effect'
Reptillian says, 'carry vials, more effective :P'
Huma nods his agreement with Reptillian.
Huma says, 'other questions =P' 
Huma peers around intently.
Huma peers around intently.
CZARS says, 'haha'
CZARS says to Reptillian, 'the trap?'
Reptillian says, '?'
Huginn flops about helplessly.
A vorpal squirrel says, 'Time for me to waste people yet?'
Abhorsen says, 'you made a typo on that announcement'
Huma says, 'its about that time'
Huma says, 'I see that'
Reptillian says, 'not sure I understand the trap?'
Huma says, 'I'm thinking of calling an end to this here....'
A vorpal squirrel sinks her teeth into Somar's flesh. 
CZARS says to Reptillian, 'you said 20kg and 20 dmg.'
Somar drops a black leather couch.
Lenore snickers at Somar nastily.
CZARS says to Reptillian, 'i was like 'dynamite!'.'
Reptillian says, 'ohh :P' 
Apex lies down on the ground and gets comfortable. 
Reptillian says, 'sorry, half asleep'
Lenore gets a distracted look on her face.
Bridy sits down on Haley's |5purple bean bag.
Huma says, 'ok are we done?'
Shrooms says, 'say half as much imms here as mortals' 
Huma says, 'yeah for sure'
Huma says, 'ok I am calling an end'
A vorpal squirrel cheers wildly!
Somar pets a vorpal squirrel lovingly.
Chaykin waves happily.
A vorpal squirrel disappears in a mushroom cloud. 
Shrooms nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'ok this game is done'