Lecture Series Index

July 21st, 2005

Q & A Index

Huma says, 'ok Q&A has begun!'
Dogbert peers at Huma, looking him up and down.
Huma pokes UggaBagugga in the ribs.
Dogbert says to Huma, 'ok that's definately wrong :P'
Huma pokes UggaBagugga with |10Kryptonite.
UggaBagugga says, 'How much work, and how much extra bandwidth would it take...or rather, would the IMMS be willing to consider, adding some ascii graphics to key locations, similar to that of the current Illusions Gone Wild?'
Dogbert rolls his eyes heavenward.
Huma staggers around the room, bumping into walls.
Dogbert says, 'ascii art pisses me off already'
Huma says, 'I would be against it...'
Xena says, 'it's too spammy'
Huma says, 'but you can start a discussion in the builder forum'
Dogbert says, 'so they can say no too?'
UggaBagugga says, 'Is there a principle that this mud has to be ALL TEXT, ot could we implement some grahics like the one at the Druids, outside Stag and so forth? Just on key locations'
Huma says, 'see if you can build some momentum that way'
Shivan says, 'god no'
Huma says, 'I dont know... I'm not all about graphical ascii stuff...'
UggaBagugga says, 'ok, I see I have my task lain out before me, but'
Shivan says, 'I personally hate spammy illusions'
Huma nods his agreement with UggaBagugga.
Huma says to UggaBagugga, 'Hit up the builder forum.'
Xena nods her agreement with Shivan.
UggaBagugga says, 'it is merely a political decision yes?'
Huma says to UggaBagugga, 'Spell out your idea.'
UggaBagugga says, 'it would lag things or anything?'
Huma says, 'I dont think ascii graphics lag stuff'
Huma says, 'I wouldnt know for sure'
Xena says, 'they're just spammy as all hell'
Huma says, 'but I like that Legend isnt like a... violently colorful spammy as hell game'
Xena nods her agreement with Huma.
Dogbert says, 'yeah, other muds try and spam loud colours to make up for lack of graphics'
Huma says, 'those muds where you type color on and you have an seizure'
Huma says, 'I'm not about that'
UggaBagugga says, 'now all you guys, I am not saying making the mud ascii graphical... just KEY locations'
Huma says, 'Ugga, hit the builder forum though'
UggaBagugga says, 'but I hear ya'
UggaBagugga nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'explain yourself as much as you want'
UggaBagugga says to Huma, 'thanks.'
Huma says, 'cuz at the end of the day it'll be up to Builder to do that'
Huma nods his agreement with UggaBagugga.
UggaBagugga nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'okie dokie'
Huma says, 'next question!'
Huma peers around intently.
Shivan says, 'i don't see the point, but i'll be happy to flame you on teh forums!'
Huma says, 'did anyone raise their hands?'
Shivan ducks to the ground.
Dogbert raises his hand.
Huma pokes Dogbert with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead'
Chaykin smiles happily.
Dogbert says, 'fix snipers and creates'
Xena says to Chaykin, 'Yer late.'
Dogbert says, 'plaese'
Dogbert says, 'soon'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Xena.
Dogbert says, 'enough dilly dallying, especially with creates'
Xena says to Dogbert, 'Fix them how?'
Huma says, 'yay Xena'
Dogbert says, 'ummm, so they dont blow in PK, thatd be nice'
Huma says, 'doin my work for me'
Huma says, 'what would make them not blow?'
Xena says to Huma, 'Sorry, i just didn't get his question :p'
Shivan says, 'i actually have some great create ideas to fix creates that i need to post'
Huma says to Shivan, 'Do it!'
Huma claps for Shivan approvingly.
Shivan says, 'i'm lazy'
Chaykin says, 'ideas = good'
Dogbert says, 'lets see'
Huma says, 'yeah, Somar and I have been discussing such things with eachother'
Dogbert says, 'snipers, some way to avoid dying in 4 bashes or a few damage spells'
Huma looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'well, I mean hey'
Huma says, 'snipers arent so bad atm'
Huma says, 'sure they get caught they die'
Dogbert says, 'creates, some way to compensate for the fact that without expending 600 mana for an army, they're atrocious when jumped'
Huma says, 'but how often do they get caught'
Dogbert says to Huma, 'are you serious? :P'
Huma says, 'heh, I dunno honestly'
Huma says, 'Snipers are getting like... constant attention though'
Dogbert says, 'yes, ok so creates'
Dogbert says, 'other than smacking +hp and being str then doing an order/bash strategy there is no way to win'
Huma says, 'I would say if you've got a good idea on how to make creates good for PK'
Huma says, 'please post them =P'
Huma says, 'me and Somar were shooting ideas at eachother about how to make creates more unique'
Huma says, 'but we didnt get much really'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'Even that, charmies are too easily countered :P'
Huma says, 'so if you guys have ideas, please give them to me'
Xena nods her agreement with Shivan.
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'yeah, they were so fun with a fishshape :)'
Huma says, 'and by me'
Dogbert sniffs sadly.
Dogbert holds his head down and mourns the dead.
Huma says, 'I mean people who can implement them that arent... me'
Chaykin says, 'the concept of a create mage in and of itself isn't really well suited to a "jump" pk environment'
Shivan says, 'I have some wonderful thoughts on avoiding the charmie problem :P'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'to a degree, some classes have +'s and -'s'
Chaykin says, 'the only way I see to change that is to change what a create mage is'
Shivan says, 'even with 6 charmies a create is still a joke'
Huma says, 'and Creates just happen too be -'s in a jump'
Dogbert says, 'yeah, creates have a -'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin. 
Dogbert says, 'for all of PK unless str with +hp gear'
Huma says, 'and the problem with them being they are absolute gangbusters in mobkill'
Huma says, 'so its not like they are 'bad''
Huma says, 'they are just bad in a PK sense'
Dogbert says, 'gangbusters?'
Dogbert says, 'at soloing yes'
Huma says, 'really good' 
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'so if you've got ideas on PK creates'
Dogbert says, 'they're utter crap if you're consider groups'
Huma says, 'please post them/share them'
Shivan says, 'my create is crap for mobkill also'
Shivan says, 'sorry :P' 
Huma says to Shivan, 'User experience!'
Huma licks Shivan. 
Chaykin says to Shivan, 'That's pretty tough to achieve.'
Shivan says, 'mobs that slay charmies!'
Huma says, 'ok next question'
Shivan says, 'Everywhere!'
Huma says, 'who else has questions?'
Xena says, 'mines not, I just get bored with her most of the time'
Xena raises her hand. 
Huma pokes Xena with |10Kryptonite.
A heavenly aura appears in the room, is that Sandra?
Chaykin grins evilly at Sandra... Wonder what he's thinking...
Sandra flops about helplessly.
Xena says, 'what exactly is being done to the imm applications?  or is that not allowed to be spilled yet?'
Sandra slowly fades into existence.
Xena squeezes Sandra's nose and says, 'HONK HONK.'
Huma says to Sandra, 'The moods electric that you could make it.'
Sandra says, 'stupid aura makes my prompt wrap'
Huma says, 'no its fine'
Huma says, 'we are revamping'
Huma says, 'making better'
Huma says, 'making relevant'
Chaykin says to Sandra, 'Socket to him.'
Huma says, 'in the case of PR, making them at all effective :)'
Sandra says, 'they're old and outdated'
Xena says, 'what exactly does that mean? :p'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says to Huma, 'That's 2 for you.'
Huma says, 'well with PR for instance'
Sandra says to Chaykin, 'One for you ;)'
Huma says, 'which is obviously what I know about'
Huma says, 'it basically forces you to propose a game'
Huma says, 'and frankly, thats kind of crap'
Huma says, 'there are like 3908745 other things to do as a PR'
Huma says, 'and you dont HAVE to be a gameswiz like Chaykin'
Xena says, 'only 3908745?'
Sandra says, 'give or take'
Sandra giggles.
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Xena snickers softly.
Huma says, 'games are just part'
Chaykin is looking into non-game stuff in the near future.
Huma says, 'we have the website... LT... events...'
Huma says, 'Q&A.... the OOC area'
Huma says, 'all these things are things people could do as a PR'
Huma says, 'but they basically have no way to say that on an app'
Huma says, 'which the questions given'
Huma says, 'so I want to allow people to propose a project'
Huma says, 'as opposed to a game'
Huma says, 'thats my thoughts on PR'
Huma says, 'so, does that answer?'
Xena says, 'so when's the new deadline?'
Sandra nudges the welcome board over a few inches.
Chaykin says, 'right now sept 1, maybe later'
Sandra says, 'we pushed it back a month'
Huma says, 'October 1 at the earliest'
Chaykin says, 'errr oct'
Chaykin bonks himself on the head and looks sheepish.
Xena says, 'that says oct 1st, maybe later...that doesn't say a definate one'
Dogbert says, 'i must remember to file my imm app to replace sandra as imp of order'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'we dont currently have a definate'
Sandra giggles.
Xena says, 'that doesn't help!'
Huma giggles at Xena.
Chaykin says, 'well'
Huma says, 'I'm helpless'
Sandra says, 'plan for oct 1'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Xena says, 'i need a deadline so i can wait til the last two weeks and be stressed beyond belief'
Chaykin says, 'there's nothing to say you HAVE to wait to file your app until the last second'
Sandra nods her agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'I imagine if I dont do it, Sandra will have my wobbly bits in a trophy case in her office'
Huma says, 'so I bet Oct 1 will be the date =P'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'so anyway, who else has questions?'
Huma peers around intently.
Huma nonchalantly flips |10Kryptonite.
Dogbert raises his hand.
Dogbert says, 'code and area changes?' 
Dogbert coughs loudly.
Sandra says, 'no area changes this week. Let me see if I can find the code ones'
Chaykin says, 'no area changes this week, yes?'
Huma says, 'hrrrm'
Xena says to Chaykin, 'Can I win your game tomorrow?'
Shivan says, 'shouldnt you be adding 3 more spellbooks'
Shivan glares at nothing in particular.
Sandra says, 'hm, I don't have the code update'
Chaykin says to Xena, 'I dunno, can you?'
Chaykin says to Xena, 'That's the question.'
Xena says to Chaykin, 'Lets just call the game now and say Xena wins.'
Huma says, 'hrrrm'
Huma says, 'so what else'
Huma says, 'question  me I say'
Huma says, 'rack my brain'
Scaven raises his hand.
Huma pokes Scaven with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead'
Scaven says, 'As far as advertising, getting more players interested etc, is that campaign still going on? I've browsed a couple mudconnector type sites and Legends ranked on a few'
Sandra nods her agreement with Scaven. 
Huma nods his agreement with Scaven.
Huma says, 'vote!'
Sandra says, 'there is no cap'
Scaven says, 'And what sort of player capacity cap can this server hold?'
Chaykin says, 'we have voting links on the forum page'
Huma says, 'vote for Legend at the forum'
Chaykin says, 'you can vote on most of them once a day'
Huma says, 'we could hold triple digits'
Scaven says, 'ah sweet'
Huma says, 'so dont worry about that'
Chaykin says, 'the more you vote, the higher we rank and the more interested newbies we have log in'
Scaven nods solemnly.
Shivan says, 'for me to insult and torment!@'
Sandra says, 'the only limits we'd have are in relation to areas and mobs'
Shivan throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Chaykin says, 'in may when people were voting a ton, we had a noticeable upsurge in newbies'
Xena claps for Shivan approvingly.
Huma says, 'although I daresay we could handle 80 people =P'
Chaykin says, 'that'd be nice to have continue'
Chaykin knocks LadyAce over and flops all over her.
Huma says, 'since we... have done it before'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'when the mud was much smaller'
Xena waves a welcome to LadyAce. Hello!
LadyAce says, 'good evening :)'
Sandra says, 'once huginn gets here, or emails me, we'll get the code updates posted. Sorry'
Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'Yo fly girl.'
Shivan says, 'i have trouble with mobs being dead half the time now :P'
Scaven says, 'follow up question: Anything acitvely being done to help newbies get situated? When i started here long time ago there was NPH.. was a GREAT help - rarely see NPH now :D'
Huma says, 'thats cuz y'all are lazy and spoiled =P'
Huma says, 'well NPH is a mud team'
Huma says, 'er player team'
Dogbert says, 'and abusive to newbies'
Huma says, 'not Imm'
Xena nods her agreement with Huma.
Scaven nods solemnly.
Dogbert says, 'lets not forget i abuse newbies :)'
Huma says, 'so if its dead atm, scream at them'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma says, 'but also'
Huma says, 'we up here at Imm Inc take the plight of the newbie very seriously'
Huma says, 'we've so far...'
Huma says, 'upgraded newbie weapons'
Scaven nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'increased availability of skills for newbies'
LadyAce says, 'made newbie armor cheaper'
Huma says, 'made new spells and attacks for newbie druids and mages'
Scaven says, 'ah'
Huma says, 'and lowered the min level for first aid'
LadyAce says, 'yum goodies'
Huma says, 'for newbie surgeons'
Scaven says, 'wow'
Sandra says, 'lowered the level for weapon profs too'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Shivan says, 'raised the level for operate :P'
Xena says, 'you guys think you're special and stuff now that you did that don't you?'
Chaykin says, 'a variety of jolly, shiny candies from us to newbies, sugary and delightful'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Scaven says, 'nice'
Huma says, 'no, I dont Xena'
Huma says, 'I think I'm a god'
Xena snickers softly.
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'CHaykin is willy wonka now'
Huma says, 'but no we've been trying to upgrade the low level game like woah'
Sandra says, 'I'm better than a god. I'm a Sandra.'
Scaven says, 'saw that 2 nights ago :d'
Xena says to Huma, 'I'll be up there on that high horse with you soon enough mister.'
Chaykin tosses Mr. Salt's business card behind his back.
Scaven nods his agreement with Huma.
LadyAce says, 'well, honestly...there's the actual work of doing the changes which we can be proud of, but the real work is changing our own minds and setting our own ideas free'
Huma sinks his teeth into Xena's flesh.
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
LadyAce says, 'I think the mentality change is more work than just blah blah typing things in files' 
Scaven nods solemnly.
LadyAce says, 'so I'm prouder of that'
Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce. 
Shivan says, 'what ladyace means is she discovered acid.....oh'
Huma says, 'Newbies were something I really wanted to push forward when I was made head of PR'
Huma says, 'but everyone figured it needed to be improved'
Huma says, 'and LadyAce, Rufus and the rest put some time in'
Xena says, 'yeah newbs use to suck'
Huma nods solemnly.
Shivan says, 'you know what newbies always want help with, trans quests'
Huma says, 'well, we should help that too!'
Chaykin says, 'there are also more proposed things in the works still, am I right?'
Shivan says, 'You tell them they have to trans and get HUH'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Xena says, 'i used to hate leveling chars, wait i still do, but its slightly easier now'
Sandra nods her agreement with Chaykin.
LadyAce says, 'partially cuz they think they have to go to places they don't necessarily have to go to' 
Huma says, 'Newbies were step 1 for us'
Huma says, 'in a many step process'
Huma says, 'of throwing the mud machine out the window'
Shivan says, 'hmm I think I posted a few paragraphs on the highbie game today :P'
Huma nods his agreement with Shivan.
Sandra says, 'yea, I saw 'em'
Huma says, 'ok then more questions!'
Huma peers around intently.
Shivan says to Sandra, 'Well provide feedback!'
Sandra says, 'I will :)' 
Xena says, 'i forgot all my questions, either that or already bugged sandra to near death earlier'
Shivan says to Huma, 'If only I could pester yall with some more questions.'
Huma says to Shivan, 'Does you're a dummy count as feedback?'
Shivan says to Huma, 'If you can provide some logical foundation for your assertion.'
Shivan says to Huma, 'Sure.'
Huma nods his agreement with Shivan.
Scaven says, 'How are tradeskill ideas coming along? or are they still very rough sketch? :D'
Huma says, 'ok other questions'
Sandra says, 'tradeskills are coming along nicely'
Huma says, 'Rufus let me see a hyper-sneak preview of them'
Huma says, 'it was mad cool'
Scaven says, 'whoa'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Scaven says, 'nice'
Huma says, 'so they're farther along then you might imagine'
Huma says, 'but no where near complete'
Scaven says, 'im blaming sandra and the new shuffled up wizlist if i get fullon readdicted to Legend :d'
Sandra laughs.
Huma says, 'fullon?'
Huma says, 'gross'
Huma says, 'who else has questions?'
Chaykin says, 'yeah, we ought to have a surgeon general's warning label'
Shivan says, 'Warning: c an cause unhealthy obsession'
Quintis says, 'haley around/'
Calitri ponders his own existence - better keep an eye on him.
Huma says to Shivan, 'They need to tattoo that on some actresses.'
Xena snickers softly.
Huma says, 'like Scarlett'
Huma says, 'in the Island'
Shivan raises his hand.
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Huma pokes Shivan with |10Kryptonite.
Shivan says, 'What the heck is the point of the pkill forum if discussions go in discussions and ideas go in ideas? :P'
Shivan says, 'I just realized it has so little activity'
Krista smiles happily.
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Krista sits down on a silk-covered sofa.
Shivan says, 'because all the pkers post in discussions and ideas'
Huma says, 'well... I think it was put there to... confine PKill ideas and discussions there?'
Huma says, 'but then it didnt really happen...'
Sandra says, 'yea'
Shivan says, 'well the pkill disc and ideas are all in there respective forums :P'
Huma says, 'well when you start a wiki you put up lots of options'
Huma says, 'and then let people make their owns paths'
Shivan says, 'i still hate the wiki forum :)'
Huma says, 'like at my college they told me about this other college where for the first year of school they didnt put any sidewalks in'
Sandra says, 'I love that it's got all the other stuff with it. Makes it easier to set things up'
Huma says, 'then at the end of the year, they put sidewalks down where the students had worn the ground down with walking'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Shivan says to Huma, 'Awesome :P'
Huma says, 'to  make the most efficient sidewalk right'
Huma says, 'cuz they just mapped everyones natural pathways'
Huma says, 'so the wiki is kinda like that'
Huma says, 'we put down lots of sidewalks, cuz we didnt know which pathway people would take'
Shivan says, 'hmm actually I'm kind of wrong'
Dogbert slaps Shivan.
Dogbert says, 'you're also a weenie'
Scaven says, 'somebody code an app that autovotes every day on all the sites'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'I'm going to do a #replace weenie iamanidiot.'
Chaykin says, 'they have those code-entry pages to prevent that sort of thing'
Jupiter throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Shivan says to Scaven, 'Only a couple of them can take autovotes.'
Huma says, 'I think we'd get yelled at by the places'
Scaven nods solemnly.
Scaven laughs.
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Chaykin says, 'I forget what they call those'
Shivan says, 'TMC fixed that a while ago'
Jupiter raises his hand.
Shivan says, 'damn i was going to'
Huma pokes Jupiter with |10Kryptonite.
Jupiter laughs.
Shivan says, 'kiss dogbert that is :P'
Jupiter says, 'so when's the next area going in?'
Dogbert bursts into tears.
Huma says, 'soon!' 
Huma says, 'Tartarus'
Jupiter grins evilly.
Huma says, 'soon'
Jupiter says, 'excellent!'
Huma says, 'yes sir'
Shivan says, 'Has nestor been properly whipped this week?'
Huma says, 'it is excellent'
Huma says, 'we have been feeding him extra snails so he can keep at it'
Sandra says, 'he's away for um, about a week I think?'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Jupiter says, 'I'm sad I missed the elf game - not a lot of events about'
Chaykin says, 'turing test! that's what they call it'
Jupiter says, 'but a new area could make up for it' 
Huma says to Jupiter, 'Trying to do one a month.' 
Shivan raises his hand.
Scaven says, 'geezuz, once a month is a lot haha'
Huma pokes Shivan with |10Kryptonite.
Shivan says, 'whens the next pk tournament? so i can schedule something at the same time and miss it again'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'next month I think'
Xena snickers softly.
Sandra says, 'how'syour schedule looking next month?'
Huma says, 'I'll try to put down a time like... soon'
Jupiter says, 'eeew. You went to MSU?'
Huma says, 'so everyone can plan around the next SEMIANNUAL HEAVYWEIGHT PKILL EXTRAVAGANZA'
Scaven says, 'wow TMC ranking 20 now' 
Shivan says, 'Well afternoons are bad...so are nights.....and i sleep in mornings'
Shivan says, 'hmm'
Chaykin says, 'that's nothing, we were up to 11 in may'
Huma says to Shivan, 'That really doesnt help me at all.'
Chaykin says, 'errr no'
Shivan says, 'really?' 
Chaykin says, 'weren't we 8 at one point?' 
Huma says to Chaykin, '9!'
Scaven says, 'geezuz'
Sandra says, 'then we all got lazy'
Sandra nods her agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says, 'yeah I went to MSU'
Chaykin nods solemnly.
Shivan says to Huma, 'Sunday nights!'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Xena snickers at Dogbert nastily.
Huma says to Shivan, 'Sunday afternoon probably.'
Shivan says to Huma, 'Also reasonable, pk with a hangover is harder though.'
Chaykin says, 'so yeah, really, voting every day is a big help'
Chaykin says, 'and if you work somewhere with internet access, vote from there too ;)'
Jupiter says, 'may I ask what the point of voting is?'
Dogbert says, 'I was voting 3 times a bay back in april :P'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma says, 'we do it in afternoon because depending on the #'s it can stretch into the late evening and into the night'
Shivan nods his agreement with Huma.
Sandra says, 'more newbies!'
Shivan says to Huma, 'I know.'
Jupiter groans loudly.
Henrik peers around intently.
Shivan says, 'I never remember to vote'
Huma says, 'newbies = good things'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Scaven says, 'wonder what the % of newbies filter up into players that stay :D'
Xena says, 'i keep forgetting'
Shivan says, 'I post quite prolificly..'
Sandra says, 'we've kept most of the newbies we've gotten this spring/summer'
Henrik says, 'mewbies = more people to ask to do the strip of silk quest.'
Jupiter laughs.
Chaykin says to Scaven, 'That depends a lot on how players treat them when they come around, and we're working to make the code end more fun for them.'
Scaven says, 'wow nice'
Huma says, 'we've added a few newbs'
Shivan says to Henrik, 'Someone needs to yell at the malta maintainer about that quest.'
Huma says, 'couple of future allstars'
Huma says, 'Dietrics a personal favorite of mine'
Henrik nods his agreement with Shivan.
Chaykin says, 'yeah I can think of a bunch of really cool people who've come around this year'
Shivan says, 'Newbies newbies.....only this one guy who keeps bugging me'
Sandra says, 'I don't remember who is maintaining malta!'
Scaven says, 'heh, few newbs were helping me out the other day :D was cute'
Huma giggles at Scaven.
Huma says, 'we've been keeping newbies more recently'
Scaven says, 'offering to level me every other hour!'
Chaykin says, 'dietric is like the dream newbie, energetic, cool and self-sufficient'
Huma says, 'the reasons are threefold'
LadyAce says, 'Malta doesn't have a maintainer right now'
Shivan says to LadyAce, 'Ack! get one!'
Huma says, 'reason 1 is, code changes to help newbs'
Chaykin snickers softly.
Henrik nods his agreement with Sandra.
Scaven says, 'i gotta relearn pvp, and help bring in more pvpers :d'
Huma says, 'reason 2 is, we have a happier playerbase'
LadyAce says to Shivan, 'isn't such a big bad thing :) everyone kicks in fixing it now and then, and it'll get one eventually.'
Huma says, 'reason 3 is, we have a nicer Imm staff =P'
Shivan says, 'I'm trying to get more pkers, its hard :P'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Sandra says, 'it'd fill up the hard drive if I did'
Jupiter peers at Huma, looking him up and down.
Jesus peers around intently.
Jesus raises his hand.
Huma pokes Jesus with |10Kryptonite.
Sandra giggles.
Jesus says, 'status of bots?'
Shivan says to LadyAce, 'Well the strip of siilk quest could use some looking at... i think all my alts have it done it for friends.'
Scaven says to Shivan, 'I was thinking 5 seasoned pkers could pick an "apprentice" give them a month to train them up, then set them up against each other :d'
Sandra says, 'I do have an idea for a change to the silk thingie quest tho'
Xena says to Sandra, 'Everytime i see you swear, it cracks me up.'
Sandra says, 'yea well your eyes woulda melted. Lemme tell ya'
Sandra throws her head back and cackles gleefully!
Scaven says to Shivan, 'Like NPH for pk :d'
Henrik says to Sandra, 'just let us choose what color?'
Xena says, 'why was it ever a one time thing anyway?'
Sandra says, 'oh, we have no status on the bot laws just yet'
Jesus says, 'anytime soonish?'
Dogbert says, 'lets make a PK bot and sick him on everyone'
Sandra says, 'yes :)' 
Xena says, 'kill all the bots!'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'I am not sure so I made Sandra answer'
Jesus bonks Xena on the head!
Jesus says, 'what can we expect?'
Xena says, 'especially that marauder guy'
Jesus sticks his tongue out at Sandra. =P
Sandra says, 'an answer!' 
Sandra beams delightedly.
Chaykin snickers softly.
Sandra says, 'an answer!'
Sandra beams delightedly.
Chaykin snickers softly.
Jesus gives Sandra permission to leave.
Henrik says to Xena, 'put him back in newbie hell.'
Sandra giggles.
Huma laughs.
Xena nods her agreement with Henrik.
Huma says, 'cant ask those kinds of questions'
Huma says, 'that would be ruining the suspence'
Sandra says, 'I really don't know either way. It's still in discussion'
Shivan says, 'what'
Shivan says, 'bots are good'
Sandra says, 'bots'
Xena says, 'make them illegal period'
Xena nods to herself.
Huma says, 'ohhh' 
Jesus says, 'just think about the impact.'
Jesus shrugs helplessly. 
Sandra says, 'but in the meantime, we've also adjusted some of the mobs that repair/tf/mend and preserve'
Jesus says, 'moving on!'
Sandra says, 'and added in one or two'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Jesus says, 'so no more bots. :p'
Huma says, 'yes thats true we have'
Xena says, 'there's no need for them, thats why there's mobs and other players that do all that stuff'
Sandra says, 'no. the discussion just gave us opportunity to revisit what was there'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Jesus says to Xena, 'I run xp bots.'
Jupiter says, 'I'm sorry, but putting the mob that TFs after the killer kitty is just evil'
Xena says to Jesus, 'That's silly :p' 
Sandra says, 'maybe there's more than 1 ;)'
Jesus says to Xena, 'Not really. :p'
Xena says to Jesus, 'And lazy :p'
Scaven says, 'so how about putting in texas holdem for gold *CAcKlE*'
Sandra giggles.
Scaven's an addict. 
Jesus says to Xena, 'Bingo.' 
Xena says to Scaven, 'That's a good idea.'
Henrik says, 'gambling would be cool'
Henrik says, 'have a dice game..'
Huma says to Scaven, 'Theres no area that would make sense to have hold'em in.'
Sandra says, 'I was pondering doing a roulette wheel. Then I remembered that I wrote the ballgame and promptly threw up'
LadyAce says, 'o pendant'
Jupiter says, 'monte carlo area'
Xena says, 'just put in a full blown casino'
LadyAce says, 'oops'
Scaven laughs at Huma.
Scaven nods his agreement with Huma.
Scaven says, 'san fran? hrmmmm'
Huma says, 'who else has questions!'
Jesus raises his hand.
Shivan says, 'doesn't the dude in london play cards :P'
Henrik raises his hand.
Huma pokes Jesus with |10Kryptonite.
Sandra says, 'poker'
Jesus says to Sandra, 'You link pitts and sf yet?'
Jesus ducks to the ground.
Chaykin says, 'brb!'
Xena says to Sandra, 'Don't throw up :p'
Sandra says, 'did you see it on the welcome board? ;)'
Huma pokes Henrik with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead Henrik'
Henrik says, 'are mobs not supposed to have skill lag?'
Jesus says to Sandra, 'I didn't look.'
Huma says, 'depends I guess'
Henrik says, 'its not fun being bashed, then kicked the next round'
Scaven says, 'if u need a money sink - build a casino :D haha'
Henrik says, 'then hunted right after that'
Huma says, 'some mobs cheat'
Jesus says, 'guess not :('
Henrik says to Huma, 'badly.'
Huma says, 'and they're supposed to'
Shivan says to Henrik, 'Mobs have different rules! except for when they change us to match the mobs!'
Huma nods solemnly.
Sandra says, 'mobs can go around skill lag. If it's an LoP, let me know which one. I've been trying to squish those'
Henrik shakes his head.
Henrik says, 'herne'
Sandra says, 'oh'
Sandra says, 'well he's Herne'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'big guys like that'
Huma says, 'can pretty much do what they want'
Henrik says, 'bash one round, then kick the next, i flee, then hes hunting me the same pulses i move'
Huma says, 'well hes Herne'
Shivan says, 'guess he's a badss'
Huma says, 'hes not like... Dermot'
Xena says, 'that's fun :p'
Huma says, 'if Dermot did that I've have issues'
Scaven says, 'put (elite) tag on him, like WoW'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma says, 'er I'd'
Jesus says to Henrik, 'It's the matrix, there is no skill lag.'
Henrik says, 'well, i should have a *little* chances of escape..'
Sandra nods her agreement with Jesus.
Shivan says to Scaven, 'Gross :P'
Scaven says, 'i played wow, got bored of the reptitive pvp :d'
Shivan says to Henrik, 'Rent? :)'
Huma says to Henrik, 'You have little chance of escape =P'
Sandra says, 'yea, Wow bored me pretty quick'
Henrik says to Shivan, 'i couldnt make it back..'
Jesus nods his agreement with Huma.
Shivan says to Scaven, 'I got bored of the levelling and quests :P'
Scaven laughs.
Huma says, 'hes a BIG mob, I'm not trying to have fun at your expense, sorry if I'm being mean'
Huma says, 'but Herne is like, the top mob in that whole area'
Henrik says to Huma, 'you are.'
Henrik cries on Sandra's shoulder.
Jesus says to Henrik, 'There's only skill lag because your mind has been programmed to think there's skill lag.'
Tina says, 'to make it up to him, give me a soda!'
Sandra comforts Henrik.
Shivan says to Sandra, 'I killed one of your hard mobs and I suck, better change him :P'
Sandra giggles.
Scaven says, 'when i first started lvling my char on Legend after wow, i was looking around for xp quests and yellow exclamation points!'
Xena snickers softly. 
Huma says, 'so Herne can cheat is the answer'
Scaven ponders his own existence - better keep an eye on him.
Xena pets Tina lovingly.
Henrik nods his agreement with Huma.
Sandra says, 'did it take effort?'
Shivan says, 'i had 60hps and 30mana'
Shivan says, 'after'
Shivan says, ':P'
Huma says, 'ok who else has questions!'
Sandra says, 'well that's ok!'
Xena peers intently at a sturdy backpack.
Shivan says, 'I messed up, could have done better'
Xena says to Tina, 'Sorry, no drinks in this thing.'
Sandra says, 'go die to lori. She's fun to die to'
Zhuge raises his hand. 
Tina sniffs sadly at Xena.
Xena says, 'she's annoying sometimes'
Xena claps for Sandra approvingly.
Jesus coughs loudly to himself trying to get Sandra's attention.
Sandra says, 'of course, she's me!'
Dogbert says, 'loris a wimp'
Jesus says to Sandra, 'Fix kiera.'
Sandra says, 'nah. I'm gonna leave her as is actually'
Dogbert says, 'fix skilltrees'
Huma says, 'Lori let me into her clan once'
Henrik laughs at Dogbert.
Jesus says, 'with the coinage?'
Sandra says, 'it's the matrix, there is no skilltrees'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra nods her agreement with Jesus.
Jesus makes a face at Sandra.
Xena snickers at Sandra nastily.
Huma says, 'I should make my imm pet Agent Smith'
Xena gets George W. Bush from a sturdy backpack.
Huma says, 'and then what would you do'
Sandra giggles.
Huma winces in sympathy with Xena.
Xena says to Tina, 'Wanna beat on him instead?'
Sandra says, 'shoot you'
Huma makes the sign of the cross over his |1L|15i|4b|1e|15r|4a|1l |15A|4g|1e|15n|4d|1a.
Shivan says, 'who's immpet is war :P'
Jupiter waves the |09A|15m|12e|09r|15i|12c|09a|15n |12f|09l|15a|12g|U99.
Xena punches George W. Bush - what's her problem?
Tina says, 'nah, hes wimpy'
Xena snickers softly.
Sandra says, 'Kae has the 4 horsemen'
Jesus peers at Xena, looking her up and down.
Henrik says, 'i need my white flag of surrender..'
Jesus says to Xena, 'Damn democrat tree huggers.'
Xena grins evilly at Jesus... Wonder what she's thinking...
Shivan says, 'aah'
Jupiter puts on his flak jacket.
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Shivan raises his hand.
Dogbert raises his hand.
Xena says to Jesus, 'He's a jackass, and that's all I'm going to say about that.'
Huma pokes Shivan with |10Kryptonite.
Xena puts George W. Bush in a sturdy backpack.
Shivan says to Huma, 'Run recalltag after q&a? :P'
Jesus rolls his eyes, exasperated with Xena.
Jupiter says, 'naw, just token rain'
Huma goes EEK! at Shivan in distress - isn't Shivan an awful person for teasing?
Henrik says, 'i miss recalltag..'
Huma says, 'last time I ran recalltag I screwed the pooch bigtime'
Jupiter says, 'or alfredo sauce'
Xena says, 'when was the last token rain?'
Xena snickers softly.
Henrik says, 'havent played that in forever..'
Huma pokes Dogbert with |10Kryptonite.
Tina giggles.
Huma says, 'go ahead Dogbert'
Shivan says to Huma, 'Someone less inept then ? :P'
Dogbert says, 'so um yeah, I was wondering when can we see new changes to characters'
Huma says to Shivan, 'Then ask them =P'
Sandra says, 'whatcha mean?'
Huma says to Dogbert, 'Yeah what changes?'
Dogbert says, 'you know, gameplay effecting changes, not cute one time lost-in-a-week stuff like regen spells'
Henrik says, 'like being able to change sex again?'
Dogbert nods his agreement with Henrik.
Jesus snickers at Dogbert nastily.
Dogbert says, 'that'd be cool'
Xena snickers softly.
Sandra says, 'that probably won't ever be back ;)'
Huma says, 'you mean like the backstab stuff that you guys were all really happy about?'
Henrik sighs loudly.
Dogbert puts his hands around Huma's throat, attempting to strangle him. Maybe you should just stay back. 
Xena says, 'where's the plastic surgeon guy to fix somebodies nose'
Shivan pets a powerful Punic lance lovingly.
Shivan says, 'backstab is for wimps!'
Huma says, 'when Rufus and Huginn do their thing I know they want to do lots of stuff'
Xena says, 'somebody's too' 
Sandra says, 'but we do have things being worked on.'
Huma says, 'buts it just a matter of people who are smarter and more skilled then I doing stuff'
Shivan raises his hand.
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma pokes Shivan with |10Kryptonite.
Henrik comforts Huma.
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'you're just bitter it got cahnged to perc-based hit :P'
Jesus raises his hand.
Shivan says, 'any progress on new hometown / skills for new char types (spirit mages) ? :)'
Sandra shakes her head.
Huma says, 'not in a month or so'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'I liked para'ing.'
Xena says, 'why not?!' 
Huma says, 'or 2 months' 
Scaven ponders new hometown??
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'yeah, you always were a gay class.'
Xena says, 'we haven't had a new hometown in forever :p'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'It was more fun when i shot blinding arrows too.'
Sandra says, 'we're looking at adding Aztecs as a hometown, yes. But it needs work still'
Xena whaps Dogbert across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.
Huma says, 'well, we want to have one'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Shivan says, 'ok well don't forget!'
Scaven says, 'so.. introducing the shaman class i see.'
Sandra says, 'no worries ;)'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'eewww.'
Huma says, 'Scaven we arent being wow lite =P'
Scaven says, 'just tone down the frost oeffect on frost shock :('
Sandra says, 'actually, aztecs is more a warrior hometown.'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Shivan says, 'after like 5 viable builds were killed inth e last year'
Shivan says, 'i'm out of fun things ot make :P'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'make yourself a druid or an inciter with righteous anger.'
Scaven says, 'my most fun by far was 2c create bowman :|   then roots poofed'
Dogbert nods his agreement with Scaven.
Huma pokes Jesus with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'ask thy questions Jesus!'
Xena says, 'i remember starving myself just to eat some roots'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'The way I pk now is so totally different.'
Jesus says, 'when do we get tartarus?'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma says to Xena, 'Binge and purge!'
Sandra says, 'soon :)'
Huma says to Jesus, 'Soon!'
Xena nods her agreement with Huma.
Henrik says to Sandra, 'like tomorrow?'
Jesus says, 'soon could mean a year. :p'
Sandra says, 'not that soon'
Sandra giggles.
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'you mean because it's no longer a dumb system where you could get bashed and decimate twice without being hurt more?'
Henrik sighs loudly.
Huma says, 'a year?'
Huma says, 'being a little optomistic arent we'
Sandra says, 'Nestor is away for about a week or two. So that's all I'm gonna say'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'No because all my utility abilities got nerfed.'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Henrik says to Shivan, 'so i would understand sandra saying that the area would be in, in about 3 weeks?'
Huma says, 'ok who else has questions'
Henrik beams at Sandra delightedly.
Shivan says to Henrik, 'Why are you asking me :P'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Henrik shrugs helplessly.
Sandra says, 'you would have to ask LA, and Nestor! ;)'
Shivan says, 'sh not sa!'
Henrik says to Shivan, 'your cute?'
Henrik winks suggestively at Shivan.
Shivan says to Henrik, 'Oh thanks I am.'
Shivan purrs contentedly.
Jesus says to Henrik, 'Ewww.'
Xena snickers softly.
Henrik pets Jesus lovingly.
LadyAce says, 'How about this...the install for Tartarus has been scheduled, but we're not going to post the date until we're closer to it.'
LadyAce bats her eyelashes.
Henrik sighs loudly.
Huma says, 'ohhhhh'
Sandra cheers for LadyAce - huzzah!
Jesus says to Henrik, 'It's a grendel, it isn't cute.'
Henrik smirks at Jesus.
Tina says, 'some grendels are cute!'
Scaven says, 'btw.. i forgot how many players it took to run SL.. how many does it need? haha im used to the standard 5/10/15/40 in wow lmao'
Xena claps for LadyAce approvingly.
LadyAce says, 'Nestor is a building monster'
Tina says, 'it's that mean streak.'
Tina swoons.
Dogbert hisses at Tina - glad you're not her!
Jesus shakes his head in disagreement with Tina.
Huma nods his agreement with Dogbert.
Shivan grins evilly at Tina... Wonder what he's thinking...
Huma says, 'Grendels are for the evil people'
Dogbert says to Tina, 'bad walletsteal!'
Huma says, 'so who else has q's'
Tina says, 'I can't help it. I like violence!'
Huma says, 'question me!'
Dogbert raises his hand.
Tina says, 'and wallets'
Huma pokes Dogbert with |10Kryptonite.
Huma says to Tina, 'What about billfolds?' 
Dogbert says to Huma, 'do you SERIOUSLY think that a sniper can kill anything without some badass luck?'
Tina says to Huma, 'those too!'
Dogbert says to Huma, 'i'm talking god makes you tumble everything and para.' 
Huma says to Dogbert, 'Well I always figured snipers are supposed to need luck.'
Henrik says to Huma, 'and its not 9 levels lower.'
Huma says, 'its like... the point of the character'
Sandra says, 'snipers are currently being revisited. But I'll tellyou that our main focus is on the overall damage done in pk first and foremost.'
Shivan says, 'they have to get _really_ lucky now :P'
Dogbert says to Huma, 'unless he someone stunned me all fight and I tumbled everything, and then I double paraed him, I couldnt kill him.'
Dogbert slaps Shivan.
Henrik says, 'lower damage from gust :P'
Shivan rolls his eyes heavenward.
Shivan snuggles up to a powerful Punic lance - you've heard of strange bedfellows, but REALLY!
Jesus says to Henrik, 'Hush you.' 
Sandra says, 'damage will be cut across the board, most likel'
Huma nods his agreement with Dogbert.
Henrik says, 'dont enjoy taking 120+ damage, while im standing, and have -100ac'
Shivan says, 'as long as spellcosts go with it! :P'
Scaven says, 'Any plans to introduce traps.. area controlling skills/spells?'
Sandra says, 'right now, melee damage in pk is only at 80%. Rufus and i were talking about cutting that, and all other damage down more'
Sandra says to Scaven, 'There are traps.'
Dogbert says to Scaven, 'they got traps.'
Huma says, 'help set trap'
Scaven says, 'what!?' 
Dogbert says to Scaven, 'none are worth it :P'
Shivan says to Scaven, 'We have traps, they suck, but they exist.'
Scaven laughs.
Shivan says, 'lowering damage overall makes snipers better ;)'
Scaven puts together filmy vial and scrap metals omgwtfpwnblinded
Tina says, 'watch those darts too. They could take out an eye!'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'explain this to me.'
Scaven throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma says, 'ok any more questions?'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'More time alive = more backstabs = more chance to get lucky.'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'if they lower backstab damage too, what do I care.'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'i was getting 8 backstabs a fight before sanda's stupid changes.'
Scaven rolls around on the ground with laughter.
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'i now get 3, 4 if the class flees.'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'As is if I play it right I only eat 4 backstabs..and thats if i'm slow.'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'and they're lowering that damage too.'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'If damage is 30% lower, you just got another bs, and 25% more likely to para :P'
Huma says, 'no more questions?'
Huma says, 'I'll pull this Q&A over right now =P'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'if we have no more questions'
Scaven says, 'kthxbye!'
Shivan says to Huma, 'I want to yell at doggy!'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'so tell me, if it tickled any less with my backstabs how would this beneift me.'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'shoot's already 15 damage per hit.'
Dogbert says to Shivan, 'and stuns are worthless.'
Huma peers around intently.
Huma says, 'ok I am shutting this badboy down'
Shivan says to Dogbert, 'Stuns hurt if you get rounds.'
Huma says, 'the Huma has spoken!'
|10Kryptonite thuds as Huma attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.
Huma says, 'this house is clear!'