Lecture Series Index

June 30th, 2005

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Q & A Index

Huma says, 'so anyone have any questions?'
Huma says, 'anyone with any questions not pertaining to that? :)'
Chaykin says, 'hah, this has to be the worst showing I've ever seen'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Henrik nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Henrik says, 'this is kinda sad'
Huma says, 'yeah I'm not quite sure whats doin on'
Huma says, 'maybe it was just cuz I didnt have it in events'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Chaykin says, 'was just about to say'
Chaykin giggles.
Henrik says, 'i see it in events..'
Henrik says, 'or did you just add it?'
Chaykin says, 'because he just added it'
Huma says, 'I went 1984 on it'
Henrik says, 'oh..'
Quintis says, 'there'd be 1 mort if i had decided to idle one room away instead of here'
Huma says, 'and pretended it was always there'
Quintis says, 'good times'
Henrik says, 'hey thats my birth year..'
Chaykin grins evilly at Quintis... Wonder what he's thinking...
Huma chuckles politely.
Quintis says, 'i have a question, though i guess'
Huma says, 'sure whatsup'
Henrik raises his hand.
Quintis says, 'when are all those things going in that rufus has been posting about'
Chaykin says, 'those things are all a pretty long way off'
Quintis says, 'cuz there was a lot of talk and ideas... then not much for the last month or so'
Chaykin says, 'most of that is going to take lots and lots of work'
Huma nods solemnly.
Chaykin says, 'and rufus is still revising his original ideas'
Huma says, 'yeah Rufus is looking down the road'
Huma says, 'some things are definately being worked on'
Huma says, 'and some will be in the game in not that long of a time'
Sandra slowly fades into existence.
Sandra smiles happily.
Chaykin hugs Sandra.
Huma says, 'here comes Da Big Boss'
Sandra says, 'I'll answer that q! :)'
Quintis says, 'maybe she can be a little less ambigous...'
Huma stares deeply into Sandra's eyes... you wonder if you're intruding.
Huma says, 'maybe =P'
Huma says, 'I dunno how much I can say sometimes'
Quintis says, 'you're a dept head, grow a pair :P'
Huma says, 'they will take them quite quickly if I go ahead and say the wrong thing'
Sandra says, 'right now, we have about 4 things in progress, and 1 already in. The one that's in is the regen items. There's a couple out there. Don't expect them to be easy to get though, but they're there'
Henrik says to Huma, 'so you know stuff, your just withholding information..'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'lots of stuff has been changed recently which I personally think while small are worth mentioning as well'
Quintis says, 'what about the xp scale change or umm'
Sandra says, 'the ones in progress are: the new regen spells, the trade skills, a complete rewrite of the materials specs/rent costs, and some newbie-friendly type things to go along with the spells we put in'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Quintis says, 'the ac thing rufus was talking about, allowing less then -100 to be counted in formulas'
Huma says, 'XP scale is a long way off'
Huma says, 'I would say'
Huma says, 'and hes still wrestling with the AC stuff too'
Quintis says, 'trade skills?  like player crafting?'
Sandra says, 'the xp scale change is kinda a tough one. The current scale is so tight, it doesn't allow much wiggle room. So we have to go through and make room'
Sandra nods her agreement with Quintis.
Huma nods solemnly.
Henrik says, 'can you say how long thats off?'
Sandra says, 'the same with the fight system changes'
Sandra says, 'which?'
Henrik says, 'trade skills'
Quintis says, 'alternatively, you could just increase the xp that every mob gives by like 15% or something'
Sandra says, 'hm. I can really only say less than a year. That's about the closest estimate I have atm'
Huma says, 'nice'
Henrik nods solemnly.
Henrik raises his hand.
Huma says, 'less then a year is better then I thought =P'
Sandra giggles at Huma.
Huma says, 'but we have like lots of newish stuff'
Huma says, 'like we opened the help files up'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'which is cool I think =P'
Henrik nods his agreement with Huma.
Henrik says, 'i really liked that'
Huma says, 'we added the newbie skills for lil mages and druids'
Huma says, 'which is something I think is a very good thing'
Sandra says, 'LA is working with builders to have each magical hometown have the 1c words available there or close by'
Huma says, 'quest journals'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Henrik says, 'are there going to be any more injectable type stuff added?'
Huma says, 'uh, I havent heard about any'
Huma says, 'but if you have a cool idea'
Sandra says, 'I can't really say no to that :) RIght now tho, it isn't something we're looking into.'
Huma says, 'totally idea it'
Sandra says, 'it's hard to add because it has to fit an area'
Henrik nods solemnly.
Huma nods solemnly.
Henrik says, 'ill see what i can figure up'
Henrik smiles happily.
Huma nods his agreement with Henrik.
Huma says, 'we are very open to suggestion' 
Sandra says, 'Also, expect an update from me and Rufus in the next LT' 
Huma says, 'but some of the stuff we can do quickly has been done'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Chaykin says, 'you can be almost sure there will be something injectible in hawaii'
Chaykin chuckles politely.
Sandra giggles.
Henrik says, 'sweet'
Huma says, 'hawaiis lookin cool'
Huma says, 'Tartarus will be fun too'
Chaykin says, 'it's going to rock'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Sandra says, 'those two are kicking butt getting things done'
Chaykin says, 'yeah don't forget that, new area just in the final stages'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'mmm new area'
Sandra says, 'anything else I can answer about the new stuff? Some things I may not know for sure, but I can do my best :)'
Chaykin says, 'lenore already has such cool stuff going on in hawaii, and she still only has 15 vnums'
Huma says, 'so uh..... hrm'
Chaykin chuckles politely.
Axis raises his hand.
Chaykin smiles at Axis.
Huma says, 'go ahead Ax dawg'
Huma pokes Axis with |10Kryptonite.
Axis says, 'just a general question first, WHY does disguise come through on tells and chat and Descs don't' 
Sandra says, 'we'll be changing it on tells'
Kilala peers around intently.
Axis says, 'At least make it so I dont see disguised tells!'
Chaykin smiles at Kilala. 
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Axis cheers for Sandra - huzzah!
Huma says, 'yeah its changing' 
Axis falls to his knees and worships Sandra's existence.
Axis raises his hand. 
Huma says, 'keep'em comin axis'
Huma says, 'machine gun'em if you gotta'
Henrik says, 'can it be made to where we can just select the disguise we want instead of just redisguising till we get what we want?'
Axis says, 'and a laugh at question Who wants to finish my work release sentance for me :p'
Axis panics, and attempts to flee.
Huma is a well oiled Question answerer.
Sandra shakes her head in disagreement with Henrik.
Henrik sighs loudly.
Huma chuckles politely.
Axis should just stay outta trouble......
Huma nods his agreement with Axis.
Sandra says, 'bet that'd be easier!'
Henrik says, 'ok then, i dont mind spending an extra 5 minutes to be a bloodthirsy pirate..'
Sandra giggles.
Sandra says, 'I always like being a heroic ghost'
Henrik laughs.
Henrik says, 'i havent seen that one'
Sandra says, 'hehe'
Huma says, 'nor I'
Sandra says, 'took me 20 minutes to get it!'
Huma laughs.
Huma says, 'thats... kinda sad :)'
Huma winks suggestively at Sandra.
Sandra says, 'well I was bored'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'I believe you'
Sandra does that sorta thing when bored.
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'me too'
Huma says, 'I wontlie'
Sandra says, 'wait till you see the new board code!'
Huma says, 'so other questions?'
Axis drools contentedly.
Henrik says, 'one more'
Axis says, 'Whats new in the new board code!'
Huma pokes Henrik with |10Kryptonite.
Henrik says, 'why do yall always hang out in haleys office :P'
Huma says, 'cuz she is the party center'
Sandra says, 'not always. I was at my beach house before here :)'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'we kinda alternate'
Huma says, 'I was at her Beachhouse too'
Henrik nods solemnly.
Henrik says, 'that doors always locked..'
Henrik sighs loudly.
Sandra says to Axis, 'It's sweet. Aside from not being buggy like the current one. IT has an advanced editor mode.'
Huma says, 'you cant get there from here actually'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Henrik says, 'oh.'
Henrik mutters under his breath.
Axis says to Sandra, 'So my note formater plugin is gonna be useless now :p'
Huma says, 'its officially in what I like to call Imm land'
Sandra says, 'it's hiding in salem'
Sandra says, 'probably!'
Axis grumbles.
Huma says, 'we live in the ethereal plains'
Axis says, 'when do we get a test run!'
Huma says, 'and Sandras beach is a demi-plane'
Sandra says, 'um, tomorrow'
Chaykin says, 'tomorrow ;)'
Axis drools contentedly.
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Axis says, 'I wont be here tommorow'
Axis snaps his fingers. ATTITUDE!
Chaykin says, 'when it gets installed!'
Henrik says, 'can you poof me there?'
Huma says, 'and its not so much a test run as its... rolling the code in'
Sandra says, 'well, it'll be installed so have at :)'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Chaykin says, 'it's about time, too'
Axis says to Huma, 'Its a test run I bet it crashes in the first 10 posts/appends :p'
Huma says to Axis, 'I concur.' 
Sandra says, 'it's very vi-ish, I think'
Huma says, 'but hey =P'
Huma says, 'a good crash never hurt anyone'
Axis says, 'Vi-ish is good'
Sandra says, 'I dunno, I was making myself drop link while writing in it and did ok'
Sandra giggles.
Axis says to Sandra, 'Does it have regex search and replace features :p'
Sandra shakes her head.
Sandra says, 'but you can go up to specific line numbers'
Chaykin says, 'oh actually I have a question'
Huma says, 'its not actually Vi in the game'
Huma says, 'oy Chaykin ask away'
Chaykin says, 'will it assimilate all the current board posts, or will all boards be erased?'
Huma says, 'assimilation!'
Sandra says, 'it'll immediately merge them into the new format'
Huma says, 'resistance is futile!'
Chaykin says, 'awesome'
Sandra says, 'and back them up, I believe'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'its gonna be like christmas in the code and everyones invited and Somar brought a lot of liquor'
Chaykin snickers softly. 
Huma says, 'thats what its gonna be like'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'or something... less exciting :)'
Chaykin says, 'I think snapper deserves all the liquor for accomplishing what no one else dared to' 
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Sandra says, 'heck yea. I sure would'nt do it'
Henrik smirks at Sandra. 
Huma says, 'Snapper is a good coder for sure'
Axis says, 'oh posh its just board.c Anyone can mess with that!'
Axis ducks to the ground.
Chaykin says to Axis, 'I've never seen the code myself, but I've heard stories.'
Sandra says, 'it's full of spaghetti code from like 10 different people'
Huma says to Axis, 'Half the immeritus imms... they were literally eaten by board.c.'
Chaykin says to Axis, 'Dark tales of horror and misery.'
Axis shudders.
Sandra says, 'actually all of 'em have been in there'
Chaykin says, 'how did rufus put it'
Sandra says, 'and rufus, arkenstone, ganelon'
Sandra looks up into the sky and ponders.
Chaykin says, 'if you were to look at board.c, you'd know it works but you would never be able to figure out why'
Sandra says, 'chocorua'
Henrik laughs.
Huma winces in sympathy with Sandra.
Huma says, 'that makes... sense'
Sandra says, 'hunter rose'
Sandra says, 'think that's all'
Axis says to Huma, 'When I look at the source to my plugin I know it works but I still don't know how :p'
Axis ducks to the ground.
Tah raises his hand.
Huma smirks.
Huma says, 'Rufus is cool though'
Axis nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'so.... he is more likely to know things then you'
Huma pokes Tah with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead bodacious tah tahs'
Sandra says, 'actually when he looks at it he isn't sure why it works either ;)'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Sandra.
Chaykin says, 'that's what he said'
Tah says, 'without telling me to idea, cause i already did, can we make purify untaint things?'
Sandra says, 'ah well, missed that!'
Sandra says, 'I thought it did untaint arrows'
Tah says to Sandra, 'Not according to help purify.'
Tah says to Sandra, 'And it doesn't do weapons and such.'
Henrik says, 'why would untaint and arrow, such a waste..'
Tah says to Henrik, 'More for weapons.'
Henrik nods his agreement with Tah.
Tah points at a blood-encrusted war axe coated with a dull black film.
Sandra says, 'it probably should do both, yea'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Axis waves happily.
Tah points at a set of acupuncture needles coated with a dusty violet film.
Axis says, 'cant wait to mess with boards!'
Huma says, 'I dont see why it wont'
Huma says, 'just someone has to get to it right :)'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Tah raises his hand.
Huma nods his agreement with Tah.
Sandra added it to the todo list.
Huma says, 'keep'em comin Tah'
Tah says, 'when is sink slated to be less cast level based?'
Tah ducks to the ground.
Chaykin waves a welcome to Lorenzo. Hello!
Tah tickles Lorenzo.
Lorenzo flips head over heels.
Sandra says, 'pretty close to never. Maybe just a little past it ;)'
Tah says to Sandra, 'You suck, really.'
Henrik laughs.
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'heh'
Huma says, 'and he hates when I say things like that'
Tah says, 'WHY are you so against it?'
Quintis raises his hand.
Sandra says, 'it being cast level based?'
Tah nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'is this a trick question?'
Huma says, 'are you asking why shes against it being mind based'
Huma says, 'or against it being cast level based'
Huma is confused now
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Tah says, 'why's she is against it being less cast level based.'
Chaykin says, 'I thought he asked when it would be LESS cast level based'
Sandra says, 'I would think that the answer to that is obvious'
Tah says to Sandra, 'Mind means nothing with sink.' 
Sandra says, 'sure it does'
Tah says to Sandra, 'Ok, if you say so.'
Sandra just had a discussion with Huginn about it last week. 
Quintis says, 'so... in one post you say that people making mages shouldnt be so hung up with cast levels... then say you'll never make sink less based on cast levels'
Quintis says, 'doesnt really make sense'
Huma thinks it does =P
Sandra shakes her head.
Sandra says, 'no, I don't think it should be based on cast level, but on mind'
Tah says to Quintis, 'I'm saying sink should rely less, on cast level, more on mind.'
Sandra says, 'or were you talking to Tah? :)'
Chaykin says, 'I think Tah is saying it's baseed TOO much on cast level right now'
Sandra says, 'oh! well it does'
Sandra bonks Tah on the head!
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'yeah'
Huma says, 'I think Tah wants it even more based on mind'
Huma says, 'if thats even possible'
Quintis says, 'yeah but when you asked her at first, she said it would never be based less on cast levels'
Sandra says, 'it's more on mind than cast level. Sorry to add to confusion'
Tah says to Sandra, 'Again, if you say so. but i see lotsa 50 mind sinks blocking lotsa 80 mind spells.' 
Tah shrugs in response to Sandra's words.
Sandra says, 'and that's how it should be'
Sandra says, 'er the mind thing'
Quintis says, 'Tah, the demon slayer says, 'when is sink slated to be less cast level based?''
Sandra says, 'I read it wrong'
Huma says, 'my damn 50 mind sink never seems to eat anything :('
Tah says to Sandra, 'Then it's buggy.'
Tah says to Huma, 'What level did you learn sink?'
Huma says, 'I dunno level 3 =P'
Tah says to Huma, 'I doubt it, then.'
Huma says, 'you see... when I made the char sink WAS based on cast level'
Huma says, 'entirely'
Huma says, 'and I was able to do things like win PK tournaments with it'
Huma says, 'without much 'skill' or 'effort'
Tah says, 'seems like that again, that's my whole point.'
Huma says, 'its a lot better now I think'
Tah says, 'but anyway.'
Tah says, 'moving on.'
Quintis says, 'my 50 mind sink never catches spells'
Quintis says, 'ever'
Sandra says, 'we changed it maybe a year or so ago? I don't recall exactly. It's way more mind than cast level'
Huma nods his agreement with Quintis.
Huma says to Quintis, 'I agree.'
Quintis says, 'ive sunk like 1 spell from a 3c mage ever'
Quintis says, 'does fine against weapons tho'
Quintis says, 'which is the only reason i even cast it'
Huma says, 'so I dunno'
Huma says, 'cant beat sink into the ground any more then that'
Huma says, 'anyone else have any Q's?'
Quintis says, 'i had one'
Tah says, 'i think the firmula may be flawed, then. kinda like when there's a full moon, it's 12 pm exactly, and you dehydrated, parry mike work for a taran.'
Tah ducks to the ground.
Huma says, 'oh yes you did'
Huma giggles at Tah.
Huma pokes Quintis with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go Quintis'
Quintis says, 'there was some talk about a level 50 game or some stuff to relieve level 50 boredom... whats going on with that'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'its going'
Huma says, 'its just one of those long termers'
Chaykin says, 'that's another of those long-term things we're working on, but it's going to take a long time'
Chaykin says, 'that's a BIG project'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Sandra says, 'yea, what they said!'
Huma says, 'if only we could chain Rufus down to a desk for like... 6 months'
Chaykin says, 'yeah, too bad about that family, and that job thing he has'
Huma says, 'but he has all these issues like his 'family' and his 'job' and how much he loves his wife'
Chaykin snickers at Huma nastily.
Huma says, 'big whiner if you ask me =P'
Quintis says, 'well i mean... not to sound like an ass or anything but'
Quintis says, 'well actually i really dont care what i sound like'
Quintis says, 'but'
Quintis says, 'the playerbase isnt getting any bigger'
Quintis says, 'so like'
Quintis says, 'hurry up'
Huma says to Chaykin, 'Stealin my ideas =P'
Tah nods his agreement with Quintis.
Chaykin says, 'guys'
Huma says, 'well we can only go so fast'
Huma says, 'like... for instance those newbie changes'
Huma says, 'thats step 1'
Chaykin says, 'you have to try to think about how much work goes into something like that'
Sandra says, 'sure, while he's got work 14 hours a day, and a pregnant wife at home, we'll get him right on that :)'
Chaykin says, 'that's not just like a tweak to some formula somewhere or a new skill'
Chaykin says, 'that's a friggin lot of work, and when rufus posted about it, it was just in the idea phase'
Tah says to Huma, 'But newbie changes seem irrelavent when there's.. no newbies.'
Sandra nods her agreement with Chaykin.
Quintis says, 'so what you're saying is that you have no one on staff with the ability to code those new things besides rufus?'
Huma says, 'I beg to differ =P'
Chaykin shakes his head.
Huma says, 'we had a newbie influx and stuff'
Chaykin says, 'we've had an increase of newbies, especially when people were voting'
Tah says, 'they still here?' 
Sandra says, 'right now? He's the main one for them because he knows how he wants them done'
Chaykin says to Tah, 'A bunch of them are, yes.'
Huma says, 'I like to think some of them are'
Chaykin says to Tah, 'And.'
Chaykin says to Tah, 'If we don't get the newbie changes in, how many more of them can we expect to stay? :P'
Huma says, 'we did a cost-benefit'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'and the quick newbie changes'
Huma says, 'seemed more important'
Huma says, 'to get in now'
Chaykin says, 'I don't think you can reasonably put the level 50 game as a higher priority than the newbie changes, giving the reason that newbies aren't staying'
Tah says, 'well.'
Huma says, 'then dropping everything and aiming for the pie in the sky'
Quintis says, 'once those noobs hit level 15 or so and realize there's nothing to do but kill mobs, and that the grind is excessively long and boring'
Huma says, 'which is months away at best :)'
Quintis says, 'they'll leave anyway'
Quintis says, 'so'
Quintis says, 'gogogogo xp scale change'
Tah says, 'ac changes would bring back.. 4 or 5 experienced players that i know, off the top of my head.'
Lorenzo says, 'I think newbies tend to be a lot more excited about making new characters once they've played at 50 for a while'
Tah nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Huma says, 'I cant imagine I just... honestly cant Taj'
Lorenzo says, 'so I don't think newbies are gonna leave because the post-50 game is slow'
Huma says, 'how people could be like oh my God AC changed I'm leaving'
Sandra says, 'we've already said that we're redoing the material specs for ac and rent.'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Tah says to Huma, 'Agreed, but they did.'
Chaykin says, 'the bottom line is, all of this stuff is not going to happen at the same time, it's loads and loads of work, but it will all get done'
Sandra nods her agreement with Chaykin.
Quintis says, 'yeah huma but what if people are like... omg spam gear change, and omg hit dam change, and omg pkill change, and omg ac change, and omg emotes on channels how spammy'
Quintis says, 'where do you draw the line'
Quintis says, 'people draw lines'
Quintis says, 'then they leave'
Chaykin says, 'to be perfectly honest'
Tah says to Quintis, 'Yeah.'
Sandra says, 'we have all the coders working on various things. But we only have so many coders'
Quintis says, 'the little things add up'
Chaykin says, 'I think there's more potential to grow our playerbase from retaining more newbies, than there is from making a change that will get "4 or 5" oldbies back'
Lorenzo's vision blurs as there appear to be two of him.
Sandra says, 'lemme put it this way'
Huma blinks at Lorenzo.
Sandra says, 'this ain't the old administration'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'we are and will get things done'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'and in this century too!'
Quintis says, 'yeah but you want to increase the shelf life of those newbies, AND make the old players happy so they're not cynical as hell and refuse to help the new ones'
Quintis says, 'and that means post level 50 game'
Chaykin says, 'a year ago you wouldn't have even seen these ideas on the table'
Quintis says, 'and good balance changes'
Lorenzo says to Huma, 'i can't echo, had to settle for emote :)'
Chaykin says to Quintis, 'And it will all go in.'
Sandra giggles at Lorenzo.
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Chaykin says to Quintis, 'But it takes time.'
Huma says, 'well to help old player through these harrowing times'
Chaykin says to Quintis, 'So please be patient.'
Tah says to Sandra, 'Alot of people are tired of building a char, spending hours upon hours questing, levelling, pkilling. only to be gimped by a code change.'
Huma says, 'we are adding more areas'
Huma says, 'changing rent specs/ac stuff'
Huma says, 'adding more content'
Sandra says, 'I don't think you understand the undertaking the post 50 game has. It will take probably all of the coders, and a good chunk of the builders to get it going'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma nods solemnly.
Chaykin says, 'the post 50 stuff is massive'
Chaykin says, 'major changes to every area in the game is just one part of it'
Lorenzo says, 'it's like... -this- big.'
Huma says, 'yeah'
Sandra says, 'yes, it WILL go in. But it won't go in before the other, smaller changes.'
Huma says, 'exactly like what Lorenzo said'
Huma says, 'lorenzo lifted his left arm in Chicago and I lifted my right in Detroit and thats how big it is'
Lorenzo grins evilly at Huma... Wonder what he's thinking...
Chaykin laughs. 
Sandra giggles at Huma.
Lorenzo says, 'and it's a really coordinated thing too, so it doesn't get to happen in real time, unfortunately'
Sandra nods her agreement with Lorenzo.
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Huma says, 'very sad'
Chaykin says, 'frankly, I'm psyched for it'
Sandra says, 'one thing I will be looking forward to is when we're off of this isp' 
Chaykin gasps at LadyAce.
Chaykin nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma gives LadyAce a huge bearhug - your ribs ache in sympathy.
Chaykin snickers at Huma nastily.
Quintis says, 'is chicago getting owned right now by storms too?'
Chaykin says, 'no, we get this lag every night'
Tah says, 'the 9:15 nightly crash doesn't help, either!'
Tah ducks to the ground. 
Chaykin says, '9:30ish usually'
Huma says, 'I agree' 
Tah snickers softly.
Sandra says, 'yea it's nightly these days'
Chaykin says, 'but er yeah, I think that question (request?) has been answered, yes?'
Huma says, 'I wish it could all be in tomorrow I guess'
Tah forgets what it was.
Huma says, 'but it cant'
Huma says, 'post 50 game'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Chaykin says, 'I'm psyched for it'
Sandra says, 'I'd love to get all of it in like tomorrow. But it won't happen :( Tho it is still on the way!'
Quintis says, 'what you guys should do, since it does take awhile'
Huma says, 'until then you can always just verbally abuse me to pass the time'
Sandra says, 'yea it's fun'
Chaykin says, 'but you can't look at that stuff having played for any length of time and not realize it's a major, major, MAJOR undertaking' 
Huma says to Sandra, 'Thought stealer.'
Sandra snickers softly.
Tah says to Huma, 'We do that anyway.'
Quintis says, 'is like... outline all the stuff you're working on, then keep giving updates to its progress'
Chaykin says to Quintis, 'They have been.'
Sandra says, 'we do :)'
Quintis says, 'if you keep laying down these answers like... it takes awhile, working on it, etc'
Huma says, 'Rufus is updating this week'
Sandra says, 'in the LT'
Chaykin says to Quintis, 'And sandra just said there's another update coming this week.'
Haley smiles happily.
Quintis says, 'it'll turn into... SWG combat upgrade'
Quintis says, 'and will be a joke'
Sandra says, 'Rufus and I are gonna try to get an update to the LT at least once a month'
Chaykin says to Quintis, 'And sandra just said there's another update coming this week.'
Huma says, 'well we dont want another skilltrees thin where we talk about it and 9 years later'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'we are like eh skilltrees eh'
Tah winks suggestively at Quintis.
Quintis says, 'yeah but thats different, cuz most of the stuff originally talked about with skilltrees found its way in over the years'
Huma says, 'make crazy canadian sounds about it'
Quintis says, 'just never as one block called skilltrees'
Huma licks Haley.
Huma nods his agreement with Quintis.
Chaykin says, 'plus skilltrees were really the brainchild of a different group of people'
Tah nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Chaykin says, 'this is something the current imms thought of and want to do'
Sandra says, 'yea. Actually most of skilltrees is in. But I don't expect the rest of it to go in at all under it's old scheme'
Sandra says, 'and we're also working to fix all the 'most of skilltrees' stuff that's in ;)'
Tah says, 'i was making a joke about skilltrees to quintis. let's not dwell. :p'
Huma says, 'bah'
Huma says, 'honestly we are working'
Huma says, 'I swear it on the well DT'
Sandra giggles.
Quintis says, 'i bet im gonna lose net soon... its looking pretty ominous outside'
Chaykin says, 'just stay tuned, that isn't a cop-out, it's progress.'
Hyde looks up into the sky and ponders.
Tah says, 'well, the good news is tartarus is in testing :)'
Sandra wrinkles her nose at Quintis.
Quintis says, 'is that nestor's area?'
Tah says, 'and nestor areas rock.'
Huma winces in sympathy with Quintis.
Chaykin says, 'do you guys know about the Big Dig?'
Tah nods his agreement with Quintis.
Sandra says, 'yea, that's nestor's area'
Chaykin giggles at Sandra.
Tah says to Chaykin, 'The huh wha?'
Quintis says, 'yeah carthage was tight, that should be a good time'
Huma says, 'Nestor rocks it'
Sandra says, 'bit of lag there whee'
Tah says, 'carthage to me, is the new old hell. :p'
Chaykin says, 'well it's a major construction project in downtown boston, that's nearing completion, but started in the 80s'
Chaykin says, 'they used to have a billboard downtown'
Quintis says, 'nice breath of fresh air after that new hell incident'
Huma says, 'the big dig'
Huma says, 'I thought it was done'
Chaykin says, 'it said: "Rome wasn't built in a day. If it were, we would've hired THEIR contractor."'
Huma chuckles politely at Chaykin.
Sandra says to Quintis, 'Have you been back in? I rewrote about 2/3 of it.'
Huma says, 'Sandra literally spent weeks on it'
Tah says to Sandra, 'I haven't been in since you took over.'
Tah says to Sandra, 'I should, but you won't write the jesus acts.' 
Chaykin says, 'hell is a good deal less er'
Sandra says, 'give it another go. Seriously. It's a lot different and less buggy'
Chaykin says, 'well more fun now'
Quintis says to Sandra, 'few weeks ago... there were still those problems with recall rooms and people not being able to get backwards and help their dead ppl.'
Sandra says, 'yea, I haven't been able to work on the backwards thing yet. Those maze rooms suck ass'
Tah says to Quintis, 'I thought that was by design.'
Quintis says, 'so was most of the other annoying crap kae put in'
Quintis says, 'doesnt mean it was right'
Quintis says, '20 minute boat ride?'
Quintis says, 'nothx'
Tah says to Sandra, 'An easier entrance would draw more attention to it. it's so complicated, is why i avoid it..'
Tah nudges Sandra.
Sandra says, 'I won't put an easier entrance. It's where it was in the Inferno :)'
Tah nods solemnly.
Tah shrugs helplessly.
Sandra says, 'but I do need to completely redo the maze. I just haven't had time'
Tah says to Sandra, 'And the pitts/sf link.'
Tah winks suggestively at Sandra.
Sandra says, 'yea that too'
Tah says to Sandra, 'I'm not gonna forget that one. :p'
Quintis says, 'crash finished downloading, catch you all later'
Sandra says, 'I have it written down :)'
Tah says to Sandra, 'I even logged it. :)'
Quintis says, 'ps.  someone build ancient rome'
Sandra says, 'it's slated'
Huma says, 'its been slated for years though =P'
Huma ducks to the ground.
Sandra says, 'yea'
Tah says, 'by who?'
Sandra says, 'Matrix gave me the ok to finish it'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Tah says, 'oh, cool.'
Quintis says, 'i have some of chimera's notes on it if the new builder wants them, he had some good ideas :P'
LadyAce says, 'a couple people have asked about it really'
Nadia sits down on the ground.
LadyAce says, 'two imms and a prospective applicant'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Tah says, 'more indust areas. :p'
Huma says, 'Rome needs to be added'
Sandra nods her agreement with Tah.
Huma says, 'but which part of Rome do you add'
Huma says, 'Indus areas eh'
Huma says, 'I dont know anything about those'
Tah says, 'indust is soo, empty.'
Huma slinks off into the corner.
Tah says to Huma, 'Well finish the damn thing. :)'
Huma says, 'you're right'
Tah says to Huma, 'I already convinced sandra to link pitts and sf for you!'
Huma says, 'that damn Tombstone will be the death of me and my family but I'll get it done'
Sandra giggles.
Quintis says, 'what ever happened to straussy's area'
Quintis says, 'i thought that was close to finished'
Quintis says, 'before he took off'
Chaykin says to Huma, 'Who knew a town full of chickens could be such a handful.'
Quintis says, 'then he reapplied but didnt get the imm spot again?'
Tah snickers at Chaykin nastily.
Quintis says, 'doesnt make sense... why turn down an almost completed area'
Quintis says, 'from someone who's alrdy been an imm'
Sandra says, 'He lost the most current version in a hd crash. But I think we still have one'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'well the Straussy thing was weird'
Tah says, 'straussy.. is wierd.'
Huma says, 'you can ask him about it if you want to know what happened'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'cuz thats really his personal uh... situation'
Huma says, 'but trust me, we arent running around persecuting him and tossing completed areas into the trash heap'
Tah says, 'oh wow, when did LA get here.'
Tah tickles LadyAce.
Huma says, 'I mean sure...'
Chaykin says, 'she snuck in when the lag was happening'
Huma says, 'LA is here =P'
Haley says, 'anyone have any admin questions? This haleybum needs to hit the sack'
Chaykin hugs Haley.
Tah tickles Haley.
Nadia chuckles politely.
The aura around Haley slowly fades and she is gone.
Huma sneezes.
Huma says to Tah, 'In the shakespearian sense?'
Tah rolls his eyes, exasperated with Huma.
Huma says to Tah, 'Cuz thats out =P'
Tah raises his hand. 
Huma says, 'yes Tah?'
Huma says, 'no I will not make out with you'
Huma says, 'and I'd thank you to keep your hands to yourself =P'
Tah says, 'any plans to fix resist stun anytime in the seeable future?'
Sandra says, 'yes'
Huma says, 'thats a... yes'
Huma says, 'actually'
Huma says, 'Huginn is about it'
Tah says, 'mmm, good.'
Sandra says, 'Huginn is working on it this week, actually'
Huma says, 'hes 'bout it 'bout it'
Tah says, 'yay huginn.' 
Henrik mutters under his breath.
Huma nods his agreement with Tah. 
Huma says, 'see we listen'
Tah says to Huma, 'Actually, huginn explained to me, how stupid it was. :p'
Chaykin says, 'brb!' 
Huma says, 'oh ok'
Tah says to Huma, 'So _I_ listened. :p' 
Huma says, 'well anyway =P'
Tah snickers softly.
Huma says, 'I'm tired of your cold dead logic Tah'
Huma says, 'have you no feelings!'
Huma says, 'you unfeeling Vulcan bastard'
Tah says to Huma, 'I have no logic.'
Huma says, 'oh'
Huma says, 'I just went Kirk there'
Huma says, 'sorry'
Tah says to Huma, 'I just spit out midless spam.'
Huma nods his agreement with Tah.
Huma says, 'y'all got that right' 
Tah says, 'mindless, too.'
Tah smirks at Huma.
Lorenzo says to Huma, 'is all you need a tall ship, and a star to steer by?'
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Lorenzo nods his agreement with Huma.
Lorenzo says, 'me too...'
Huma says, 'Mr Sulu... second start to the right and straight on til morning'
Tah goes EEK! at LadyAce in distress - isn't LadyAce an awful person for teasing?
LadyAce says, 'I should post the areas update!'
LadyAce says, 'so peeps can get mad at me :)'
Tah comforts LadyAce.
Huma says to LadyAce, 'Well removing Sherwood was a bit much.'
Lorenzo says, 'no, that will guy had it coming'
Tah says to LadyAce, 'We never get mad at the hippy chicky.'
Tah says to LadyAce, 'Unlike sandra, we stay mad at her by default.'
Sandra says, 'yay'
Huma chuckles politely.
Lorenzo says, 'urgh, there is is again'
Huma says, 'I wonder about you folks =P'
Huma says, 'ok is that about it for Q&A?'
Lorenzo says, 'that sudden longing for ansi flash codes'
Tah says to Huma, 'No way, i have tons more mindless spam.'
Huma grins evilly at Lorenzo... Wonder what he's thinking...
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'We need it.'
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'Ansi flash.'
Sandra says to Lorenzo, 'Do it!'
Lorenzo grins evilly.
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'Give to me now lova.'
Lorenzo says to Sandra, 'ok, now we're in business :)'
Sandra giggles.
Lorenzo says, 'I got a direct mandate!'
Lorenzo jumps up and down.
Lorenzo flips head over heels.
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'Damn right you did, from the masses no less.'
Lorenzo says, 'actually I dunno whether clients support it'
LadyAce has created a postcard!
LadyAce starts writing on a postcard from LadyAce.
LadyAce finishes writing on a postcard from LadyAce.
LadyAce reads a postcard from LadyAce.
LadyAce posts a postcard from LadyAce on the welcome board.
LadyAce says, 'ta-da'
Lorenzo says, 'hmm... |*, you think?'
Tah says to LadyAce, 'I friggen love you.'
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'I couldnt be more on board with the ansi flash era if you also were giving out free girls in bikinis.'
LadyAce says, 'Love Sandra, she's the one who said it was time to give up on the 'shape :)'
Huma says, 'yeah Sandra was smart :)'
LadyAce says, 'but I agreed! So hate me if you disagree :) and love her if you agree!'
Sandra giggles.
Chaykin says, 'ah yes, I like that particular one too :)'
Tah says to LadyAce, 'I say remove it from the game, but hey :)'
Lorenzo says, 'can we have eelshape to make up for it?'
LadyAce giggles.
Huma says, 'or a... hobbitshape?'
Tah says, 'oooh, MT eel.'
Lorenzo says, 'or um...'
Huma says, 'you stupid Took!'
Chaykin snickers softly.
Chaykin says, 'makes you immune to bash because you're too short'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'and you can fight dragons'
Tah tickles Freaky.
Freaky nods her agreement with Tah.
Lorenzo says, 'meerkatshape'
Huma laughs.
Tah says, 'freakster!'
Freaky sighs loudly.
Freaky says, 'still no fix to my damnable weapon! boooo!'
Tah says, 'so who's testing tartarus?'
LadyAce gives Huma a great big smooch!
Tah presses Sandra for some answers.
Sandra says, 'erm, chay, lenore, huginn, huma and somar I think?'
LadyAce says, 'Me and Chaykin and Lenore and Huma and Somar and Huginn and Sandra'
Chaykin nods solemnly.
Chaykin says, 'yeah, lenore and I have been playtesting'
LadyAce says, 'and all the other cool people'
Tah says, 'neat.'
Chaykin says, 'it's gonna be cool!'
Huma says, 'yeah I'm doin Quests'
Huma says, 'so'
Lorenzo says, 'I wanna be cool but I dunno how to test'
Tah says to Chaykin, 'Of course, nestor made it.'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Tah.
Sandra says, 'go in, beat things up. report bugs'
Huma says, 'Lorenzo you can test with me'
Huma says, 'we pretty much run around and die a lot'
Huma says, 'and try not to die, but we do anyway'
Huma says, 'a lot'
Lorenzo giggles.
Freaky raises her hand.
LadyAce says, 'and pet the bunnies!'
Huma pokes Freaky with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go Freaky'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Freaky says, 'when you gonna fix my weapon :P'
Freaky grits her teeth and fumes with rage.
Sandra says, 'testing sl2 is the best. Go in. Die. Go in. Die. Multiplay with 5 healers. Die.'
Chaykin says, 'yeah, those tartarus bunnies are nasty'
Huma says, 'and make sure when we type smell in the right room it gives you three paragraphs about the scents' 
Huma ducks to the ground.
Tah says to Sandra, 'We need that area. :p' 
Sandra says, 'the autorage thing?'
Freaky nods her agreement with Sandra.
Sandra nods her agreement with Tah.
Sandra says, 'I don't know when that will be fixed. Just that it's known :('
Freaky says, 'gah, but its really important'
Freaky pokes Sandra in the ribs.
Hyde looks up into the sky and ponders. 
Freaky says, 'it should be like, top on the list or something :P'
Sandra says, 'probably not :P But it's on the list !'
Tah says to Freaky, 'Above resist stun, no way!'
Freaky grumbles.
Freaky says, 'I can't headbutt in pk though'
Freaky bursts into tears.
Tah says to Freaky, 'Really?'
Freaky nods solemnly.
Freaky says, 'if I stun myself, its over, last time it was 6 rounds'
Tah is completely boggled.
Tah says, 'am i missing something?'
Freaky says, 'the staff'
Tah says, 'i don't get it.'
Huma peers around intently.
Freaky picks up righteous anger and shakes it vigorously.
Tah says, 'it.. autorages.'
Huma says, 'I think everones to easy on you folks and that righteous anger =P'
Huma says, 'it has its plusses and minuses'
Huma says, 'thats the point sometimes!'
Freaky says, 'has a bug with the autorage'
Freaky ponders Huma's existence.
Tah says, 'which is?'
Huma says, 'oh'
Huma says, 'yeah what is this bug'
Sandra says to Lorenzo, 'There's a bug for you to look for.'
Lorenzo blinks.
Sandra says, 'why does autorage prolong self stun?'
Freaky says, 'if you stun yourself, like a failed headbutt or if someone stuns you (only sometimes on the stun you) it lasts longer then normal'
Tah chortles with amusement.
Tah says to Freaky, 'That's funny.'
Lorenzo looks up into the sky and ponders.
LadyAce says, 'hm, maybe raging is a position?'
Freaky says, 'no its not'
Freaky stomps on Tah's toes.
Huma says, 'wacky wild stuff'
Tah says to Freaky, 'Let people kill you that way and report them for exploiting bugs!'
Freaky says, 'I was wfw'd for almost 400 damage a few weeks ago, bad'
Tah says to Freaky, 'Wow.'
Huma says, 'thats insane'
Freaky nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'ok you've officially started all SORTS of nerd speak on this problem on the imm channel'
Tah says, 'of course, i lose that much to spam shoot head.'
Sandra giggles.
Chaykin snickers softly.
Freaky says, 'good thing perc allows me to dodge that kinda crap sometimes but still'
Sandra says, 'afk'
Tah nods his agreement with Freaky.
LadyAce tickles Huma.
Huma says, 'I think between them they will solve this problem'
Huma wiggles his bottom towards LadyAce.
Freaky says, 'hope so!'
Huma says, 'I have high faith'
Huma says, 'some smart cats'
Freaky says, 'though I gotta say im amazed that this build is working'
Huma says, 'those three'
LadyAce says, 'someone ask building questions, I wanna talk so Huma won't talk and make fun of me'
Tah says to Freaky, 'I can't bare playing something that wields con.'
Huma giggles at LadyAce.
Freaky shrugs helplessly.
Freaky says, 'I miss perc fighting really'
Huma likes himself a good Con now and again.
Tah says to LadyAce, 'Oh, i've got one!'
LadyAce beams delightedly.
Tah says to LadyAce, 'Can certain herb sellers in egypt that i forget the name of, keep better hours to be open?'
Tah bats his eyelashes at LadyAce. 
LadyAce says, 'that'd depend on the person maintaining Egypt'
LadyAce bats her eyelashes at Huma.
LadyAce winks suggestively at Tah.
Huma peers around intently.
Tah says to LadyAce, 'See, i ask you a question and you refer it to him!'
Tah bonks LadyAce on the head!
Freaky says, 'allright, I just changed eq, im gonna go look for someone to kill me'
Huma says, 'thats only cuz if you type areainfo egypt =P'
Freaky waves happily.
LadyAce says, 'see, I finally get a question and it's not even for me!'
Huma says, 'you are look at the maintainer like right now'
LadyAce bonks Tah on the head!
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'ask her a question about something that she controls'
Huma says, 'like... I dunno, bunnies'
Huma says, 'and cheese'
LadyAce says, 'yum, cheese and bunnies'
Tah says to LadyAce, 'Make omar remove the demon slayer post title!'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'or crusades she controls all holy wars as well' 
LadyAce says, 'that's kinda more up to Sandra if she wants it to be removable and how'
Tah says, 'oh, here's a builders thing.'
Tah says, 'i recently made a newbie.'
LadyAce says, 'she can have it done by one of my removal mobs who shall remain nameless...or...whatever she wants'
Tah says, 'he was -1000 align by level...'
Tah says, '_12_'
LadyAce says, 'devil's spawn'
Chaykin makes the sign of the cross at Tah.
Huma says, 'why are so many small creatures good guys?'
Huma says, 'is that the question?'
Tah says, 'nah, it just makes eq at low levels really hard.'
Huma says, 'beau sant!'
Huma ducks to the ground.
Tah says, 'AND!'
Tah says, 'nebies need more cash.'
Tah says, 'add a 0 or something.'
LadyAce says, 'you'll find that the cash you get as a newbie varies somewhat randomly because it's set by the builder'
LadyAce says, 'of the hometown'
LadyAce says, 'just like there's a random set of eq'
LadyAce says, 'the idea is that there are little pre-made setups for people, you might come in a pauper or a nobleman -- just a little something to get you started with an rp if you want to'
Huma says, 'hrm'
Huma says, 'what an interesting idea'
Chaykin nods solemnly.
Chaykin says, 'I like it'
Huma says, 'these are things I didnt know'
LadyAce says, 'in klein it varies from 400 to 1000 coins looks like'
LadyAce says, 'tara 200-800'
LadyAce says, 'etc'
Huma says, 'wow really'
Tah says, 'kinda my point.'
Huma says, 'and does your starting gear change depending on your cash load?'
Tah says, 'what're you gonna do with 200 coins.'
Tah says, 'eat, 3 times?'
Lorenzo says, 'invest!'
LadyAce says to Huma, 'there are little outfits etc -- check the #HT_EQUIP section in klein if you wanna see it at work.'
Huma says, 'stocks and bonds?'
Chaykin says, 'hey that's a good idea'
Chaykin says, 'a legend stock market'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'thats cool'
Chaykin says, 'just DON'T buy stock in the south seas bubble company'
Lorenzo says to Chaykin, 'ooo.'
LadyAce says, 'collect goodies and sell them is the usual method.'
Lorenzo says to Chaykin, 'i like it.'
Tah says to Chaykin, 'I'd prefer a gambling type thing. :p'
Huma says, 'stock market is somewhat of a gamble'
Chaykin says to Tah, 'The stock market is gambling on the highest order.'
LadyAce says, 'I think some of that newbie gear will get substantially cheaper when we finish some of the material changes we're doing and the newbie +stat discount goes in'
Tah says to LadyAce, 'At level 2, there's not much you can collect.'
Tah says, 'here's a general mud thing. too!'
LadyAce says, 'I believe all hometowns also have money-making quests....trying to remember if Lima does, I know the others do'
LadyAce says, 'repeatable newbie money quests that is'
Tah says, 'we shouldn't be so dependent on redeem points for things like pretitles.'
Huma says, 'what should matter?'
Tah says, 'it limits them to one single part of the mud.'
LadyAce says, 'something has to be hard to achieve and save up for'
Tah says, 'ok, so sell them for a rediculous amount of cash.'
Huma says, 'I dont know if that will happen :('
Tah says, 'well, that's being openminded.'
Huma says, 'how could I be more open minded =P'
Tah shrugs helplessly.
Tah shrugs helplessly.
Huma says, 'if by open minded you mean 'doing everything Tah says' then no it wasnt :)'
Huma says, 'but if by open minded you mean, consider your words and give it some thought then return you a response I feel is accurate' 
Tah says to Huma, 'I don't expect it to be done.'
Huma says, 'then yes I did :)' 
Tah says to Huma, 'I expect it to be heard.'
LadyAce says, 'Iiiiiii want building questions'
LadyAce blocks Huma's access to the paint. 
Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'Can you build me an ice cream sundae?'
Huma grins evilly.
Huma loads a red, white, and blue ABA Basketball.
LadyAce has created a blob of tofu!
LadyAce gives an ice cream sundae to Chaykin.
Somar waves happily.
Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'Hrm, a tofu sundae?'
LadyAce winks suggestively at Chaykin.
Huma says, 'shes keeping you healthy'
LadyAce says, 'taste it! tastes like ice cream!'
Chaykin smells an ice cream sundae, inhaling deeply.
Chaykin even gets the smell social in there.
Huma looks at Chaykin and shudders.
Huma has something you can use the smell social on.
Huma grins evilly at Chaykin... Wonder what he's thinking...
Chaykin says, 'it's...tofice cream!'
Sandra says, 'back'
Wisdom says to Sandra, 'thank god!'
Chaykin eats an ice cream sundae.
Wisdom says to Sandra, 'order is lost :P'
Sandra says, 'and there is a way to remove the demon slayer post title'
Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'Hrm, okay it was good!'
Wisdom says to Chaykin, 'now we see what you all do in your spare time :P'

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