Lecture Series Index

July 28th, 2005

Q & A Index

Huma says, 'ok gimme your questions you crazy crazy morts'
Shivan says, ':P'
LadyAce says, 'and make it clang little cymbals while you play the hurdy gurdy?'
Huma grins evilly at LadyAce... Wonder what he's thinking...
Chaykin says to Shivan, 'That's WHY I want one.'
Huma says, 'question me!'
Jesus raises his hand.
Huma says, 'I've met LadyAce I have first hand info'
Chaykin nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'uh there will be no new address'
Henslin looks confused.
Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'That's a bonus but not required.'
Huma says, 'because it will DNS you back to wherever we end up'
Huma says, 'if you do the legendmud.org:9999 thing'
Henslin nods understandingly.
Huma says, 'but as for like.. the numbers version'
Huma says, 'I dont know'
Shivan says, 'interweb newb omg'
Shivan paces back and forth.
LadyAce says, 'you might hafta hit the calculator button in your zmud settings'
Shivan says, ':P'
Jesus says, 'tartarus, WHEN!'
LadyAce says, 'because it saves the IP rather than looking it up'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'oh I see'
Huma says, 'well there you have it'
LadyAce says, 'IP is gonna be'
Huma says, 'oh there we go'
Jesus tickles Lorenzo.
Huma says, 'we should post that somewhere'
Lorenzo knocks Jesus over and flops all over him.
LadyAce says, 'but yo don't use the IP that's like, the suX0r'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Chaykin says, 'and remember to change the title screen too'
Lorenzo nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Jesus says to LadyAce, 'Not you too :('
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce. Huma pokes Jesus with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'whats your question'
LadyAce giggles at Jesus.
Jesus says, 'tartarus, WHEN!'
LadyAce says, 'Nestor is on a vacation in the US for like, two weeks'
Jesus whines. Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Jesus says, 'so when he gets back?'
Huma says, 'but if you're lucky you might see him on the street'
Lorenzo says, 'we're trying to handle the dns in a way that will keep working,'
LadyAce says, 'but the install date has already been scheduled, and it won't be long.'
Lorenzo says, 'that doesn't really make sense'
Lorenzo ponders his own existence - better keep an eye on him. Huma ponders Lorenzo's existence. Henslin shakes his groove thang.
Chaykin says, 'if you see a lost french person walking around, accost him and demand to know when tartarus is going in'
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'I would hope you handle it so it continues to work.'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Chaykin says, 'it might be him, but if it's not, it'll be amusing all the same'
Lorenzo says, 'mud.legendmud.org should be good all through the transition, is what I'm trying to say'
Jesus nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Lorenzo says, 'to the best of our control'
LadyAce nods her agreement with Chaykin.
Shivan says, 'really where did nestor come to :P'
Huma says, 'the US of course'
Jesus says to Shivan, 'Altanta till today, i hear.'
Huma says, 'just attack french people eventually you'll get it right'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'ok who else has questions?'
Chaykin says, 'they'll probably just lie down and give up, you won't even have to fight'
Shivan says, 'oh blah georgia'
Chaykin ducks to the ground. Huma grins evilly at Chaykin... Wonder what he's thinking...
Jesus says, 'you didn't answer me, but ok. :p'
Lorenzo peers at Shivan, looking him up and down.
Huma says, 'paint with a wide brush thats what I always say'
Rufus slowly fades into existence. Rufus waves hello to the world!
Huma says to Jesus, 'Soon but not until Nestor comes back at least.'
Jesus goes EEK! at Rufus in distress - isn't Rufus an awful person for teasing? Huma salutes Rufus briskly. Why don't people obey YOU like that? Jesus falls to his knees and worships Rufus's existence. Chaykin waves a welcome to Rufus. Hello!
Lorenzo says to Shivan, 'whatever you have to say about georgia, you can say to me. I'll stamp it with the former georgia resident seal of approval and pass it on.'
Jesus waves a welcome to Somar. Hello!
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'They eat squirrel and speak in tongues in georgia.'
LadyAce says, 'the most I can say is "soon" until it is closer.'
Lorenzo says to Huma, 'true!'
Huma shows his approval by clapping his hands together.
Somar says, 'they also refuse to hold airlines responsible for dram shop liability'
Lorenzo stamps and passes.
Huma says, 'ok other questions'
Huma says, 'raise your ruddy hands =P'
LadyAce says, 'I wouldn't want folks to take a day off work and then us have to delay it a few days because Somar found a bug somewhere'
Shivan says to Lorenzo, 'Actually the people in georgia were pretty nice.'
Huma says, 'or Somar... inserted a bug somewhere'
Huma ponders Somar's existence.
Chaykin says, 'if they eat squirrel, perhaps they have sugar gliders as hors d'ouevres'
Henslin sneaks out. Henslin leaves east.
Somar says, 'oooh.. what'd I break, this time?'
Somar ducks to the ground. Herbert slowly fades into existence. Jesus gasps at Herbert. Lorenzo comforts Huginn.
Huma says, 'so who has questions'
LadyAce says to Somar, 'nothing, get to work!'
Somar salutes LadyAce briskly. Why don't people obey YOU like that?
Herbert says, 'just stopping by really so Huma doesnt chemically castrate me :)'
Jesus raises his hand. Huma grins evilly at Herbert... Wonder what he's thinking...
Huma says, 'oh you remember do you'
Huma pokes Jesus with Kryptonite.
Chaykin says, 'there are worse kinds than chemical'
Huma pets Herbert lovingly. Herbert gives Huma a great big smooch! LadyAce reads a small piece of paper from LadyAce.
Chaykin says, 'like, with a spoon'
LadyAce starts writing on a small piece of paper from LadyAce.
Jesus says, 'any update on resist stun stuffs?'
Huma says to Chaykin, 'Thats your punishment if you fail.'
Huma says to Jesus, 'I'm sorry not at this moment.'
Chaykin says to Huma, 'I see.'
Jesus gives Huma permission to leave. Huma sniffs sadly at Jesus.
Huma says, 'I'm sorry'
Jesus hugs Huma.
Huma says, 'if I could code at all I'd do it'
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Jesus says to Huma, 'I just like asking you that, it's a ritual now.'
Huma nods his agreement with Jesus.
Huma says, 'its fun I like answering it'
LadyAce says, 'time keeps on slipping...into the future...'
Chaykin says, 'so when it gets updated your life will be an empty shell bereft of its former purpose'
Jesus ducks to the ground.
Huma says, 'wanna know how much of a nerd I am, I went to a Final Fantasy symphony orchestra on sunday'
Lorenzo says to LadyAce, 'argh! I can't quite place that!'
Shivan says, 'HI all of you need to use the online forums more!'
Shivan says, 'that is all.'
Jesus whispers quietly to LadyAce. Jesus ducks to the ground.
Chaykin says to Huma, 'Oh you went to that too?'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Rufus says to Huma, 'I won't even go that geek.'
Huma says, 'yeah it was really cool huh'
Huma nods his agreement with Rufus.
Huma says, 'I know :('
Somar says to Rufus, 'I was there too.. but at least I drank liquor.'
Chaykin says, 'errr I didn't go, I just know somar did'
Huma says, 'no one can question my nerd cred anymore'
Huma says, 'and now everyone knows why I dont have a girlfriend'
Chaykin says to Huma, 'I question how it could get any bigger.'
Huma says, 'so other questions?'
Rufus says to Huma, 'Cuz you went with your boyfriend, AND got him liquered up.'
Huma laughs. Huma nods his agreement with Rufus.
Huma says, 'you got it'
Somar pets Rufus lovingly. Jesus cheers for Rufus - huzzah!
LadyAce says, 'my excuse for not foruming more is that I bought a house, went to new york for a week for work, moved, and then had my mom in town for a week and today I had some coffee.'
Jesus raises his hand. Huma pokes Jesus with Kryptonite.
Lorenzo says, 'mmmm, coffee'
Jesus says, 'which one of you mean imms will fix tf for me.'
LadyAce says, 'er two weeks my mom was here'
Chaykin says to LadyAce, 'The coffee is really the tip of that iceberg.'
Shivan says to LadyAce, 'Mostly i want to get more players to post :P'
Rufus says, 'what's wrong with TF?'
Huma says, 'whats wrong with it'
Somar knocks Lachesis over and flops all over her.
LadyAce says, 'make him fix your tf'
Huma shakes his fist.
Shivan says, 'lorenzo and herbert could post more too though! :P'
Huma says, 'I'll fix your TF'
Jesus says to Rufus, 'It only shows my prompt when i hit enter, not on output of the mud.'
Lorenzo says to Jesus, 'visual!'
Rufus says, 'oh, tinyfugue.'
Jesus says, 'visual sucks.'
Lorenzo snickers softly. Shivan laughs.
Rufus says, 'try 'telnet' to toggle your telnet ga sequences.'
LadyAce giggles.
Goin'fission says, 'howdy'
Jesus says, 'hey, that worked.'
Maybe you should help Shivan hail a cab, he's having no luck. Somar cheers for Rufus - huzzah! Jesus falls to his knees and worships Rufus's existence. Huma chuckles politely. Goin'fission stands up.
Herbert says, 'what am i postin more on :p'
Lachesis glares icily at Herbert.
Jesus says to Rufus, 'Thanks :)'
LadyAce says to Herbert, 'forum.'
Huma says, 'Forums are awesome'
Rufus smiles happily.
Huma says, 'we've had lots of fun stuff on there'
Lorenzo says, 'ooh'
Huma says, 'lots of cool convos about stuff'
Herbert says, 'ohhhhh yeah... will post more on the forums next week then :)'
Huma nods his agreement with Herbert.
Huma says, 'ok questions?'
Lorenzo defers to rufus.
Jesus says, 'i get lost in the forum.'
Huma says, 'you have the king of comedy Rufus here'
Goin'fission says, 'did the para rate go down recently?'
Huma says, 'how can you have no questions =P'
Herbert says, 'is it ok to lose 10kg in weight in 3 weeks?'
Rufus says, 'no changes have been made to the para rate.'
Huma says, 'I dont think it did intentionally'
Herbert snickers softly.
Goin'fission says, 'huh'
Shivan says, 'Yeah! questions. uh'
Chaykin says to Jesus, 'You can't work tf and you get lost in the forum...if you need me to come over and set your vcr clock too, lemme know.'
Shivan says, '3weeks? 20lbs? If you are starving maybe'
Huma says to Herbert, 'As long as you areny like 60kg to begin with.'
Lorenzo says to Herbert, 'if you're drinking water, yes.'
Jesus says to Chaykin, 'I don't have a vcr, i have tico.'
Huma says, 'or I dunno'
Shivan says, 'thats probably mostly water and muscle lost that fun'
Huma nods his agreement with Shivan.
Jesus says to Chaykin, 'Tivo, too.'
Herbert says, 'sweet then, cos im almost back down to a pleasant 65kg'
Huma says, 'ok questions!'
Sammi raises her hand.
Shivan says to Herbert, 'Tiny.'
Huma says, 'ask me questions that dont involve weightloss'
Chaykin says to Jesus, 'Ahh the vcr was too hard to operate.'
Huma pokes Sammi with Kryptonite. Huma nods his agreement with Sammi. Chaykin ducks to the ground. Lorenzo looks at Chaykin and shudders.
Huma says, 'go ahead and ask Sammi'
Sammi says, 'when I'm aiming for a snipe, and the target moves to another room, I am still able to continue aiming on the same target. Is this a known issue/supposed to happen?'
Herbert hugs Lachesis.
Jesus says to Chaykin, 'No, Tivo was just, actually useful. :p'
Lorenzo says, 'vcr => ui problems'
Lachesis sticks her tongue out at Herbert. =P
Rufus says, 'hrm, well, if not, it is now =)'
Chaykin knocks Lachesis over and flops all over her.
Huma says, 'yeah thats a problem'
Lachesis beams at Chaykin delightedly.
Huma says, 'bug it!'
Huma giggles.
Lachesis says, 'awww imm love'
Huma says, 'I have that as F3 now'
Sammi chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'Bug it!'
Goin'fission chuckles politely at Huma.
Goin'fission says, 'hmm'
Goin'fission sighs loudly.
Huma says, 'ok who else has questions'
Huma says, 'I know stuff about things'
Blackdeath raises his hand. Huma pokes Blackdeath with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead'
Blackdeath says, 'any plans for some pkill games any time soon?'
Rufus says, 'I do, but it involves weight =) so I'll wait.'
Huma says, 'yes'
Blackdeath cheers wildly!
Goin'fission says, 'i've got an idea'
Huma says, 'the Semi-Annual Heavyweight PKill tournament'
Huma says, 'is next month'
Huma says, 'so bring your stompin boots'
Huma says, 'cuz there will be some stomping to do'
Goin'fission chuckles politely. Huma blinks.
Huma says, 'ok who else has a q'
Shivan says, 'meh i have pk tourny related things to post but i guess i can bring it up here'
Goin'fission says, 'i've got an idea i'd like to run by'
Shivan raises his hand. Lorenzo screams at tomcat, just by the by.
Huma says to Goin'fission, 'Ok go ahead.'
Huma says to Shivan, 'You're next.'
Goin'fission says, 'i think for 100m xp'
Shivan says to Huma, 'Bah I was faster! :P'
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'Damnit Maverick you're dangerous.'
Goin'fission says, 'you ought to be able to redeem to combine 2 peices of EQ'
Goin'fission says, 'i.e.'
Goin'fission says, 'make a +10 item just for your char'
Huma says, 'like a make a scalp combine with a scalp and have like a uber awesome head item'
Goin'fission says, 'yeah'
Goin'fission says, 'for 100m xp =P'
Shivan says, 'yeah never gonna happen ;)'
Goin'fission says, 'as a one time per char thing'
Huma says, 'that would be off the hook =P'
Goin'fission nods her agreement with Huma.
Goin'fission says, 'it's be nice though =]'
Huma says, 'and er... out of control'
Huma says, 'idea it'
Huma says, 'they are working on things for post-50 experience'
Shivan says, 'even once'
Goin'fission says, 'why out of control?'
Huma says, 'you never know'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Huma.
Rufus says, 'we have plans to make slightly more powerful items, but carte blanche ability to combine two items seems, on the surface, to have a lot of implications that might not be desirable.'
Goin'fission says, 'like what?'
Goin'fission says, 'off the top of yer head =P'
Shivan says, 'oooh so many abusable things'
Shivan says, 'not to mention making all pkers have to have 100mil to be on the same level'
Shivan rolls his eyes heavenward. Huma nods his agreement with Shivan.
Goin'fission says, 'ok, i've got another question...'
Rufus says, 'the stats are really carefully weighted with the total amount available. Since this game is highly stat based, increasing that total is something we have to do with caution.'
Huma says, 'wait for after Shivan'
Goin'fission sniffs sadly. Chaykin smiles at Nadia.
Huma says, 'but there will be maybe something like that'
Somar kisses Nadia's hand. How charming!
Shivan says, 'giving me an extra 5 stats would probably be scary'
Goin'fission says, 'huh'
Shivan snickers softly. Nadia smiles at Somar.
Huma says, 'but certainly probably not quite exactly what you say'
Goin'fission says, 'ok'
Goin'fission says, 'then how about stat shifting?'
Nadia licks Shivan.
Huma says, 'but if you have ANY ideas about stuff like that'
Goin'fission says, 'i.e. every 100m or whatever you can shift say 1 spirit to 1 perc'
Huma says, 'nows the time to use the forum or discussion or idea channel'
Huma says, 'cuz we can always use a good idea'
Chaykin says, 'there's the possibility that bonded items could be more powerful, am I right?'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Huma says to Chaykin, 'Its been discussed.'
Rufus says, 'stat shifting is something we've considered as well and we may have a forum to implement that. But shivan's turn, I believe'
Shivan says, 'or post them on the "what do you think" thread on the discussion forum!'
Goin'fission says, 'huh'
Huma nods his agreement with Goin'fission. Huma nods his agreement with Shivan.
Goin'fission says, 'i hate getting flamed though =P'
Rufus says to Chaykin, 'Bondable, item level limits, hometown limited items.'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Rufus.
Shivan says, 'ooh someone'
Huma says, 'or hell start a 'What we think you should be able to do in a post-50 bonus reward type situation' forum post'
A heavenly aura appears in the room, is that Huginn?
Shivan says to Huma, 'Thats what i'm talking about.'
Huma pokes Shivan with Kryptonite.
Goin'fission says, 'mkay'
Huma says to Shivan, 'Ask your question :)'
Goin'fission says, 'ask yer question shiv =P'
Shivan says to Huma, 'Sandra's post titled "what do you think" is that subject.'
Huginn says, 'that would be another Rufus code update'
Goin'fission says, 'oic'
Shivan says to Huma, 'She just sucks at making subject lines :P'
Huma nods his agreement with Shivan. Jesus kisses Huginn. Huma giggles at Shivan. Goin'fission chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'toss out that question Shivan'
Shivan says, 'Question: how about a pk tournament limited to only current PKE characters?'
Rufus says to Huginn, 'The timers stuff is behind the scenes non-implemented, not pk timers =)'
Huma says, 'uh... how about it!'
Huma says, 'well how would you encourage people to try out PK'
Rufus says, 'that's the new timer_data stuff =)'
Shivan says, 'This heavyweight tournament is going to be full of old-out-of-spec characters'
Huginn says, 'didn't mean pktimers'
Afra leaves east.
Huma says, 'I feel that tournaments are a way to allow non-pkers to dip their feet'
Huginn says, 'ah thought you meant for affects etc'
Jesus says to Huginn, 'Nice stuff.'
Huginn says, 'one sec then'
Goin'fission says, 'wtf is this spec that everyone keeps rattlin on about?'
Huginn says, 'wasn't me'
Shivan says, 'Well how about one for dedicated pkers as a reward for being pke ;)'
Huma says to Shivan, 'Well, I'd like to just remove all old spec EQ myself :)'
Nexela says, 'someone say Frat Party?'
Goin'fission chuckles politely at Nexela. Huma waves a welcome to Nexela. Hello!
Jesus says to Rufus, 'You?'
Huma says to Nexela, 'You're next on the keg stand.'
Nadia says to Nexela, 'thats why Im here.'
Shivan says to Huma, 'That'd work also, mine is all archived anyways.'
Huma nods his agreement with Shivan.
Nexela says to Rufus, 'Code my Idea!'
Huma says, 'well old EQ is a problem'
Shivan says, 'oops'
Shivan says, 'meant huginn'
Somar says, 'errr'
Huma says, 'but its not one I can easily like.. fix unfortunately'
Rufus says, 'okay, hang on, too many convo's going'
Somar has created a keg labeled 'Ale'!
Rufus says to Huma, 'Who's got the floor?'
Somar raises a keg labeled 'Ale' high in the air above his head. Somar eats a leather cup.
Jesus says to Huma, 'Old eq needs to be bonded.'
Shivan says, 'no'
Somar drinks from a keg labeled 'Ale'.
Shivan says, 'old eq needs to be disallowed in all pk :P'
Huma says to Rufus, 'Shivan is asking if we can basically not permit people with old EQ to be in PK tournaments.'
Jesus says to Shivan, 'Yes :)'
Nexela says, 'I agree!'
Jesus says to Shivan, 'Bonding will do that.'
Goin'fission says, 'i still like the item bonding idea'
Nexela says, 'ohhh removeaffect!'
Goin'fission says, 'i could use one of those uberscalps =P'
Huma says, 'and my response is'
Goin'fission ducks to the ground.
Huma says, 'I'd like to'
Huma says, 'but ya know what can I do?'
Huma says, 'I'll look into it'
Shivan says, 'Ok well i'll just toss a pke only tournament idea on the forums also'
Shivan thanks Huma heartily.
Nexela says, 'SWEET!'
Goin'fission says, 'i've got another one! =P'
Huma says, 'I could have someone code an old EQ detector and make all PK'ers pass through it'
Goin'fission laughs. Somar salutes Huma briskly. Why don't people obey YOU like that?
Rufus says, 'well, we could run PK tourneys where all of the equipment is loaded rather than ported over from the main mud.'
Huma says, 'I'll look into it Shivan'
Nexela swoons into Huma's arms.
Huma says to Rufus, 'Would just take lots of manpower.'
Shivan says, 'well technically my eq is old, because it is old AC spec ---- i mean old hit/dam eq ;)'
Rufus says to Huma, 'Not that bad =)'
Nexela raises his hand. Huma nods his agreement with Rufus.
Huma says to Rufus, 'Would there be any problem with just setting stats?'
Huma looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'I'll think about it Shivan'
Shivan nods his agreement with Huma.
Rufus says, 'on objects? ow =P'
Goin'fission stands on her tip-toes and does a Snoopy-like dance of joy! Huma pokes Goin'fission with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead Goin'
Jesus raises his hand. Delif lies down on the ground and gets comfortable.
Goin'fission says, 'm'kay'
Goin'fission says, 'what about an iron will class for perception?'
Huma says, 'hrrrrrrm'
Huma says, 'like what would it do?'
Goin'fission says, 'more decent chance of para'
Jesus says, 'make shoot head stun more?'
Jesus ducks to the ground.
Huma says, 'but its not a fight stat'
Huma says, 'it doesnt count =P'
Huma says, 'so it wont happen :)'
Chaykin says, 'bleh, just what pk needs, more stunning'
Huma winces in sympathy with Jesus.
Goin'fission says, 'ya know'
Goin'fission says, 'it's the one gun that stuns more'
Huma says to Goin'fission, 'Thats what I keep hearin.'
Goin'fission says, 'my nickel plated doesn't stun any more than before'
Huma says to Goin'fission, 'But not sure if its provable.'
Jesus says to Goin'fission, 'It's not the gun, it's the Q of said gun.'
Goin'fission says, 'reguardless'
Goin'fission says, 'everyone whines about stuns'
Shivan says, 'its gun damage from my knowledge, but i can't see the stun chance code'
Jesus says to Goin'fission, 'And there's more than one :)'
Shivan shrugs helplessly.
Goin'fission says, 'yet i haven't won a pk fight in a minute =P'
Somar was already playing, and has reconnected.
Goin'fission says, 'ok, part 3 of my question'
Nadia comforts Somar.
Huma says to Goin'fission, 'You're hoggin the mike make it quick =P'
Goin'fission says, 'i forgot =P'
Huma says, 'bah'
Goin'fission says, 'goddamn weed'
Huma says, 'ok passed =P'
Huma pokes Nexela with Kryptonite.
Shivan says, 'cause we have so many people here'
Huma says, 'go ahead Nexela'
Lorenzo says, 'microphone level is 1/10 line level!'
Jesus raises his hand.
Shivan says, '10morts 7immorts'
Huma says, 'thats a lot'
Lorenzo tries to regain some relevance in this modern world; meanwhile keeps using /me instead of :.
Nexela says, 'What are the chances of making our color settings shareable like prompt formats'
Huma says, 'hrrrm'
Huma says, 'not a bad idea'
Goin'fission chuckles politely at Lorenzo.
Huma says, 'I dunno how code feasible it is'
Jesus says to Nexela, 'GREAT idea.'
Shivan says to Lorenzo, 'Too much irc!'
Rufus says, 'not terribly difficult, I don't think.'
Nexela Ideaed it last night!
Huma says, 'but why not right'
Huma nods his agreement with Rufus. Lorenzo nods his agreement with Shivan.
Goin'fission says, 'i love irc =P'
Huma says, 'idea that Nexxie'
Rufus says, 'she did'
Shivan says, 'thats a thought'
Huma says, 'oh ok'
Huma says, 'well then'
Nexela says to Rufus, 'He did :p'
Shivan says, 'I want a way to share my colors with my alts though :P'
Goin'fission nods her agreement with Shivan.
Goin'fission says, 'i idea'd sharing prompts w/alts'
Jesus says to Shivan, 'Make an alias to set them all.'
Lorenzo says to Shivan, 'i just started participating in an irc thing... where, of course, I do things like *sigh self* that render in bold text to ircers.'
Goin'fission says, 'should work w/offline people'
Huma looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'ok'
Huma pokes Jesus with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead Jesus'
Rufus says to Nexela, 'You realize, I can change reality here to match my gramatical mistakes, right?'
Chaykin says, 'we did have the color templates that cheyla was handling...we could add more people's colors to that'
Shivan says, 'if i could store my colors / prompt for access to alts would be cool. Yes I could just do it in zmud :P'
Nexela nods his agreement with Rufus. LadyAce giggles at Rufus.
Jesus says, 'did the templates idea get thrown in the dumpster when i wasn't looking?'
Somar has a color setup alias in zMud. Jesus nods his agreement with Somar.
Huma says, 'no'
Jesus says to Somar, 'Me too.'
Nexela nods his agreement with Somar.
Huma says, 'its something we wanna do'
Jesus nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'its just not as simple as all that =P'
Jesus says, 'ok.'
Somar says, 'my colors are too 1337 for you, though.'
Jesus raises his hand.
Huma says, 'go ahead again'
Nexela says to Somar, 'A color setup alias doesn't work though when I wanna use someone elses colors though :p'
Jesus says, 'explain this assist thing.'
Shivan says, 'completely changing the way items are handled sounds like a healthy project ;)'
Lorenzo says to Somar, 'my prompt is too 1337 for zmud!'
Huma says to Somar, 'Only huge nerds use color set aliases.'
Jesus says, 'and one more, after that.'
Somar nods his agreement with Huma.
Rufus says, 'no, actually, quite a bit of the code is there. There are some... hangups, though, since objects use a rather wide array of variables that may or may not change, and may or may not be inherited from a template.'
Chaykin has been using the same colors on every character for 10 years and can't change now. Huma nods his agreement with Rufus.
Somar says to Huma, 'Says the guy who almost peed himself when the DSO announced "One-Winged Angel" was going to be played.'
Delif says, 'i just keep it in a text file and cut and paste it'
Rufus says, 'it would be problematic if your sword returned to not poisoned every time you rented out/in'
Huma tickles Somar. Delif ponders his own existence - better keep an eye on him.
Huma says, 'or your weapon unstrung everytime you logged in'
Shivan says, 'true!'
Nexela says to Rufus, 'Just do an EQ purge and purge all EQ in the game!'
Huma says to Nexela, 'That hurts player retention.'
Jesus says to Rufus, 'Oh wow, taint would create problems too then.'
Rufus says to Nexela, 'That sounds like fun, only not.'
Shivan cheers wildly!
Chaykin says, 'mass purgings of any kind tend to kill muds'
Shivan says, 'I idead'd that!'
Shivan says, 'I idead'd that!'
Shivan says, 'sorry.'
Nexela bonks Shivan on the head!
Rufus says, 'it's just a matter of figuring out things like 'hey this needs to save X variable' but 'this one needs to pull X variable from the file''
Huma says to Shivan, 'Woah there speedy =P'
Nexela says, 'anyways anyone answered zmuds question yet :p'
Jesus says, 'will sink be removable with removeaffect?'
Nexela says, 'err Jesuses question'
Rufus looks up into the sky and ponders.
Shivan says to Huma, 'Oh sorry i'm spamming in the middle of things, i'm just excited i can remove sustained breath tomorrow.'
Jesus says, 'please say no.'
Shivan says to Huma, 'I think it has been on for 3 years now.'
Huma giggles at Shivan.
Rufus says, 'most beneficial effects will be, but I'm not sure.'
Huma rolls around on the ground with laughter.
Huma says, 'nice'
Jesus says, 'might have some pk drawbacks with sink.'
Huma says, 'yeah can Sink be a offensive spell?'
Huma says, 'maybe'
Huma says, 'I dunno'
Jesus says to Huma, 'Yes :)'
Shivan says, 'hey duration isn't really a problem for me as is - if i cast at the right time'
Nexela says to Shivan, 'You mean a week before you need to meditate right :p'
Huma nods his agreement with Jesus.
Huma says, 'yeah Sink can be offensive'
Rufus says, 'heh, that's a bug =P'
Huma says, 'so it probably should not be on the list?'
Nexela says, 'and someone explain assist!'
Jesus says, 'but it also falls into benificail.'
Shivan says, 'How is sink offensive'
Rufus says, 'cure spells on self should always go through your own sink.'
Jesus says, 'or whatever.'
Huma says, 'I think'
Shivan says, 'You can't use sink offensively at all, sorry, please explain'
Nexela says, 'a lower mage preping someone would have trouble getting through a sink'
Huma says, 'that assist will allow you to start attacking the same thing that whoever you assist is attacking'
Jesus says to Shivan, 'There's plenty of ways.'
Huma says, 'so if Rufus is fighting Somar I type assist Rufus, and I am fighting somar'
Nexela says, 'Well there goes a whole week of complex triggers :p'
Shivan says, 'oh wow its about time for that too'
Rufus says, 'there's a caveat to assist'
Lorenzo says to Huma, 'maybe!'
Huginn says, 'you're kicking Somar's ass!'
Huma nods his agreement with Huginn.
Huma says to Huginn, 'On a daily basis.'
Nexela says, 'a caveat?'
Huginn laughs.
Huma says to Huginn, 'And if we're talking philisophically, I've never stopped kicking his ass.'
Huginn doubts that somehow.
Rufus says, 'assist has a small (3%) chance of failing. For every potential target in the room, that chance increase a bit.'
Somar says, 'and when he tries to kick ass, he aims for the taint'
Somar glowers darkly at Huma. Nexela goes EEK! in distress.
Jesus says, 'nasty.'
Huma smirks.
Nexela says to Rufus, 'I swear you don't like 100%'s do you :p'
Lorenzo says, 'the random number generator is really busy'
Rufus says, 'you'll get skill lag on assist, whereas you can start with specials if you initiate the old way.'
Shivan says, 'mostly i see assist as being for a- the lazy b- people trying not to hit people with "assassin" in there desc in AT ;)'
Nexela says to Rufus, 'Im suprised rescue doesnt have a huge fail rate :p'
Huma says to Shivan, 'Or calatin's sons.'
Huma peers around intently.
Rufus says to Nexela, 'It should have some.'
Chaykin says, 'er I really don't think 3% is "huge"'
Lorenzo says, 'nothing is certain, grasshopper!'
Lorenzo ducks under a grasshopper.
Shivan says, 'so wait- are bigger groups or more opponents what makes it harder to assist?'
Nexela says to Jesus, 'All these nifty changes, and the muds gonna be down most of the weekend.'
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Lorenzo says to Shivan, 'either.'
Rufus says, 'more opponents, your group members don't count.'
Lorenzo says, 'oh!'
Shivan says, 'cool.'
Lorenzo is not certain, grasshopper!
Huma says, 'very cool'
Nexela says to LadyAce, 'Rent the apartment for 2 more days and keep legendmud up until moday morning! :p'
Nexela ducks under LadyAce.
Shivan says, 'Yeah you should do the changes reboot tonight ;)'
Nexela nods his agreement with Shivan.
Somar says, 'but if you think *this* week is exciting, just wait til you see what's coming next week!'
Nexela says to Somar, 'Details! or at least hints :p'
Huma raises his eyebrow at Somar.
Huma says to Somar, 'Whats that? huh huh huh huh.'
Somar says, 'dammit, I suspected my bluff would not be called'
Somar scowls darkly in Huma's direction. Huma giggles. Chaykin snickers softly.
Huma says, 'ok other questions?'
Nexela says, 'your Lying1'
Huma says to Somar, 'Where did you pur your lying?'
Somar pokes Nexela in the ribs. Nexela whaps Somar across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.
Huma says, 'I know I borrowed your lying the other day Somar'
Huma says, 'did I give it back?'
Nexela says, 'shutup!'
Nexela screams loudly!
Huma says, 'heh'
Nexela says, 'leave my typos alone'
Huma says, 'ok question me'
Nexela looks at Huma questioningly. An aura of heavenly light appears above Nexela's head.
Huma says, 'how did you get that manly physique Huma... whats it like being so cool?'
Nadia peers around intently.
Somar says to Huma, 'Sorry, but you'll never be as cool as Strong Bad.'
Nadia jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Somar!
Chaykin says, 'feh strong bad...homsar is the coolest'
Huma nods his agreement with Chaykin.
Nexela says to Jesus, 'I think the virtual keg is begining to have an effect on huma.'
Huma says to Chaykin, 'I'm a cup of coffee.'
Rufus says to Huma, 'You got the manly physique on main street for $35, and you should probably drive him home now.'
Huma laughs. LadyAce giggles. Huma claps for Rufus approvingly. Nexela rolls around laughing at Rufus's joke.
Chaykin says, 'daaaahaahaahh...caramel corn for president please!'
Jesus says to Nexela, 'Nah, he's permanently like this.'
Nexela has alot more questions but damn if he can remember this
Jesus says to Rufus, 'Wow, you're on a roll.'
Nexela says, 'them'
Nexela raises his hand. Huginn waves happily. Rufus waves to Huginn. Lorenzo waves to Huginn. LadyAce waves to Huginn.
Rufus says, 'random aside -- as far as the 'old eq' some of the new PK code we're working on might might minimize the effects of some old items so they're not so overbearing.'
Nexela says, 'PK aside I have more questions!'
Shivan says, 'how so'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Nexela's head.
Jesus says, 'new old gear > old old gear, imo'
Shivan says, '"free damroll matters less" code? :P'
Jesus says, 'or.'
Jesus says, 'ac > damroll.'
Jesus says, 'take your pick. :p'
Shivan says, 'that kind of spoils everyone who has damroll now ;)'
Rufus says, 'part of the initial strategy is to affect the amount of damage PK folks put out to each other across the board. So your % increase for damroll will still be the same, but it will mean 4-6 points more damage, rather than 30-40 =P'
Shivan says, 'so if i do 2 and they do 6'
Nexela says to Jesus, 'What about my 50/50 -100ac 100str/con 60dex fighter :p'
Shivan says, 'thats still alot more'
Jesus says to Nexela, 'Wfw.'
Rufus says, 'not necessariy. More like you'll be doing 25 and they'll be doing 28-29'
Jesus says to Rufus, 'Sounds betterer.'
Shivan says, 'oh so damroll is pointless? well that makes me more powerful'
Rufus says, 'no, it'll be scaled to a percentage of the damage you do now.'
Shivan says, 'If they still do the same % more I don't see how it is any different'
Rufus says, 'we're still working out the implementation details while we get the backened code done, nothing, and I mean nothing, is set in stone yet.'
Shivan says, 'your logic is flawed'
Sammi lies down on a black leather couch. Nadia smiles at Sammi. Nexela nods his agreement with Shivan.
Rufus says, 'it gives the fights a 10-20 round duration, rather than you sucking up the extra 150 or so damage a mistimed bash can do.'
Nexela says, 'I dunno what all the fuss is about short pk fights, Ive seen quit a few fights that have laste 2-3 mud days :p'
Nexela says, 'its all in the flee!'
Goin'fission disappears into the void. Nexela panics, and attempts to flee. Nexela manages to calm everyone down with his rich voice and persuasive manner.
Shivan says, 'I don't really mind the damage'
Shivan shrugs helplessly.
Rufus says, 'I've consistently been happy with wthe amount of damage one fight type dishes out against another (ratio-wise), however, the sheer amount they can do when compared to how many hps a player has is, I think, the core of the problem.'
Nexela says to Rufus, 'Just give us all 1k more hps :p'
Shivan says, 'well if damage is lowered overall, keep in mind it won't matter for hps, but mana will become proportionately less efficient'
Chaykin says, 'that would unbalance the mobkill part way too much'
Rufus says, 'not necessarily'
Shivan says, 'once again, mana is the problem'
Nexela says to Chaykin, 'Give all the mobs 1k more too :p'
Shivan says, 'well mana dmage will be less efficient and healing will be more'
Rufus says, 'part of this change is that mana is charged according to how much damage was done. So if PK enters the picture and you do 30 points, you can expect your spell to cost 16-20 or so'
Rufus says, 'we're still working out the healing details.'
Chaykin says to Nexela, 'I don't think anyone is looking for mob fights to last longer than they do now :P just pk ones.'
Jesus says to Rufus, 'It's easy, yank cc.'
Shivan says, 'and if you lower healing in pk how do you keep from maiming me in pk'
Shivan says, 'err in mobkill'
Huma was already playing, and has reconnected.
Huma says, 'sonuva'
Huma says, 'ok Comcast did that all last night to me'
Nexela says, 'Healing during a pk timer will prolly heal less :p'
Nexela says to Huma, 'Don't say that dirty word!'
Rufus says to Shivan, 'That's what we're still working out. Chances are it will have to figure out what damage your healing is PK or not PK and adjust accordingly.'
Huma says, 'so I may be in and out'
Nexela raises his hand.
Huma says, 'so is that question done and if so is anyone in line'
Shivan says, 'hmm'
Huma says, 'and if so =P'
Shivan says, 'iron will, balm, cup healing would have ot be looking at too'
Rufus is quite aware of all the ways hps get taken away and given back to characters =P Shivan nods solemnly.
Shivan says, 'Well I don't want things to slip past'
Shivan says, 'its been known to happen :P'
Rufus says, 'I'm sure things will. There's only a few hundred thousand lines of code here =P'
Nexela says to Rufus, 'Skyblade!'
Huma says to Shivan, 'Thems fightin words.'
Nexela ducks to the ground.
Shivan says to Huma, 'Commere and we can fight about them!'
Nadia shakes her head.
Shivan says to Huma, 'And then have RB & vodkas.'
Huma giggles at Shivan. Huma pokes Nexela with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go ahead Nexxie'
Nexela says, 'When you see Nestor, will you slap him for his lift chain room?'
Huma says, 'uh'
Huma says, 'no =P'
Nexela says, 'It only took me 3 hours to figure out how to get my mapper configured for it :p'
Huma says, 'I'll slap him if he tries to serve me warm beer'
Somar says, 'can't we just find a scapegoat to slap instead?'
Huma says to Somar, 'Or a dead horse.'
Jesus slaps Somar.
Shivan says, 'Any frenchman will do?'
Somar says, 'like.. Chaykin! He can be our Emmanuel Goldstein!'
Nexela says, 'well if we all slap jesus MAYBE he can be the scapegoat :p'
Rufus has 5 more minutes before he gets to have the crap beat out of him by new mobs in PoEB.
Huma says, 'poeb?'
Shivan says, 'Poeb!'
Shivan says, 'what?'
Nexela says, 'Poeb?'
Shivan says, 'huh?'
Rufus says, 'Plane of Earth B, in everquest'
Shivan says, 'pirates of everything butt?'
Huma says, 'Pirates of Earthly Beauty'
Huma says, 'oh ok'
Huma says, 'ok any more questions for Rufus?'
Shivan says to Huma, 'Stop that :/'
Nexela raises his hand.
Nexela says, 'for rufus !'
Huma pokes Nexela with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'go go go'
Nexela says, 'Anyway you can code in a Nexela doesn't lose mana function :p'
Huma says, 'thursday is raid night for my guild too'
Somar says, 'I did that, actually.. it was called Stone of Recuperation'
Shivan says, 'You guys have no business playing other games'
Rufus says, 'yeah, actually it's already coded'
Chaykin no longer looks quite as distracted.
Shivan says, 'yeah somar did that :P'
Nexela says to Somar, 'I lose about 500 mana casting the damn thing :p'
Chaykin gets a distracted look on his face.
Rufus says, 'you just have to refrain from casting any spells.'
Huma laughs.
Huma says, 'wheres my drum set I need to hit the rimshot'
Shivan says, 'Unless you are somehow involved in developing them, no other mmorpgs!'
Shivan glares at nothing in particular.
Huma says, 'ok other questions?'
Rufus says, 'heh, sorry, this is my addiction =)'
Huma says, 'your Rufus face time is rapidly dwindling'
Shivan says, 'ok ok so i'm getting guild wars as soon as i have a new videocard ;)'
Huma peers around intently.
Huma says, 'ok then'
Huma says, 'any other questions at all?'
Rufus says, 'okay, huma gets to field the rest. Night guys =)'
Huma says, 'goodbye Ruf'
Nadia looks at the news board.
Huma says, 'any other question, if not I'll fold shop'
Jesus raises his hand. Huma peers around intently.
Shivan says, 'None here'
Huma says, 'go Jesus'
Shivan says, 'Remember to post mroe!'
Shivan says, 'online!'
Huma nods his agreement with Shivan.
Huma says to Shivan, 'I have been trying.'
Jesus says, 'can you please tell NExela that 2=1?'
Shivan says, 'I mean everyone'
Nadia rolls her eyes heavenward.
Somar says, '2 = 1 is in invalid assignment.. ask any compiler'
Huma says, 'I can but I choose not to'
Jesus gives Somar permission to leave. Nexela thanks Somar heartily.
Huma says to Somar, 'Thank you Mr Data.'
Somar says, 'but (!(2==1)) is TRUE'
Nexela nods his agreement with Somar. Jesus cheers for Somar - huzzah!
Huma says, 'any other questions?'
Nexela says, 'or in zmud 2!-1'
Shivan says, 'actually'
Huma says, 'that are real'
Nexela says, 'or in zmud 2!=1'
Somar says, 'also true - (2 1)'
Shivan says, 'char 1 = 2 should work :P'
Huma says to Somar, 'Oh my god you're such a nerd I dont know where to begin =P'
Huma says, 'Mr Data that will be all!'
Kryptonite thuds as Huma attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.
Nexela says to Somar, 'What about bitwise operations :p'
Huma says, 'ok this Q&A is over'
LadyAce says, '1 + 1 ~= 3 for sufficiently large values of 1'
Nexela ducks under Somar.
Shivan says to LadyAce, 'This is math, no philosophy!'
Jesus snickers softly.
Nexela says to LadyAce, 'Nooo 1+1=3 if the condom breaks :p'
Huma says to LadyAce, 'Thats true.'
Somar says to Nexela, '(2 1) is not true.'
Somar says, 'but (3 1) is'
Huma says, 'no LA is right'
Nadia was already playing, and has reconnected.
Shivan says, 'xor! ah! bitwise! no! brain fried.'
LadyAce says, '2 % milk = 0'
Huma says, 'if 1 = 5 then 1 + 1 is approximately equal to 3 :)'
Nexela rolls around laughing at LadyAce's joke. Nadia is completely boggled.
Somar says, '1 + 1 = 3 if the government says so'
Huma says, '2% is better then that skim'
Somar says, 'if you have any questions about that, I can direct you to room 101'
Huma says, 'that skim is for the bad children'
Nadia nods her agreement with Huma.
Shivan says, 'milk is gross'
Huma says to Nadia, 'Closer by Linkin Park or by NiN?'
Nexela says, 'milk does a body good!'
Nadia says to Shivan, 'unless its on cerial.'
Nadia says to Huma, 'niN.'
Shivan says, 'ok sometimes on cereal'
Somar says to Huma, 'Linkin Park's is One Step Closer.'
Huma says to Somar, 'You're one step closer to a kick to the taint.'
Shivan says, 'Closer --- heh heh.'
Nexela says to Somar, 'Your too nerdy to be able to know that!'
You're Somar attempts to prod Nexela but Nexela isn't about to go anywhere. Nexela glares at nothing in particular.
Nadia says to Shivan, 'i like that song.'
Huma says to Somar, 'Your gigantic metallice taint.'
Somar says to Huma, 'Where did I leave my too nerdy?'
Nexela whaps Somar across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.
Huma says to Somar, 'I think Shivan has it.'
Nexela pouts.
Shivan says to Nexela, 'I like...'
Shivan looks up into the sky and ponders. Nadia raises her eyebrow at Shivan.
Shivan says, 'Wait'
Nadia taps her foot impatiently.
Shivan says, 'What did I leave'
Shivan says, 'What'
Shivan says, 'I'm confused'
Nexela says, 'I have your too nerdy right here!'
Shivan says, 'What do i Have?'
Somar says to Shivan, 'My too nerdy.'
Nexela says to Shivan, 'They are making fun of my typos.'
Shivan says, 'i'm confused, i'm copying a cd'
Nadia says to Shivan, 'which CD?'
Shivan says to Nexela, 'Just cause j00 suxx0rz at teh engrish.'
Somar says to Shivan, 'Pir8!'
Shivan says to Nadia, 'Doves - the last broadcast.'
Nadia says to Shivan, 'ooh.'
Shivan says, 'woah wtf'
Shivan says, 'ok see i'm nto a nerd'
Shivan says, 'i wonder if just broke my burner'
Shivan says, 'guess what'
Shivan says, 'if you put 1 cd in on top of another one, it will try to read them'
Huma says, 'ok seeya guys later'
Huma waves happily.
Nexela says to Shivan, 'You ARE supposed to push it in not push it down!'
Nadia waves happily.
Huma says, 'hope this was an Informative Q&A'
Somar says, 'I've done that before, actually.. it read the bottom one.. and we were all.. WTF? Why is it reading the one I had in there before'
Shivan says, 'nobody is going to laugh at me for my idiocy? :P'
Nadia laughs at Shivan.
Shivan says, 'mine made FUBAR noises'
Shivan says, 'scary'
Nexela says to Shivan, 'I would laugh but its a common thing :p'
Somar says to Shivan, 'I've been there before .. so I can't hate on you.'
Shivan nods his agreement with Somar.
Nexela says, 'I actully have an old-school cd drive with like 3 cds jammed into it'
Shivan says, 'we had a 4 cd cd changer before'
Shivan says, 'at work'
Nexela says, 'please don't ask me how I did it'
Nexela says to Shivan, 'Nod.'
Somar looks bored.