Lecture Series Index

August 11th, 2005

Q & A Index

Dr-Nick raises his hand.
Huma pokes Dr-Nick with Kryptonite.

Dr-Nick says, 'why must topple blow?'
Huma says, 'go ahead'
Huma says, 'why? I dunno does it?'
Huma says, 'how specifically does it blow'
Dr-Nick says, 'for mobkill certainly'
Dr-Nick says, 'it doesnt hit'
Dr-Nick says, 'it has a critical fail'
Dr-Nick says, 'the big advantage is that it's like 2.5 rounds of skill lag instead of 3'
Huma says, 'dont most things have critical failures?'
Huma says, 'I dont know why its like that'
Dr-Nick says, 'are most skills based on 2 stats'
Dr-Nick says, 'thats why it's so cruddy'
Huma says, 'I bet it was probably put in as a PK thing first and that might be one of the reasons'
Dr-Nick says, 'can't topple con, can't topple dex'
Dr-Nick says, 'certainly can't topple mobs even with high con/dex, I've tried'
Huma says, 'but if its bad, you can always write your coder =P'
Dr-Nick says, 'you've got a big C now don't you? :P'
Dr-Nick says, 'and you code too! :p'
Huma says, 'I'm not YOUR head coder'
Huma says, 'I'm Xuvenias head coder'
Huma says, 'I'm X-Z really'
Dr-Nick says to Xuvenia, 'I'm SO sorry.'
Xuvenia bonks Dr-Nick on the head!
Huma says, 'but no really, you're probably right'
Dr-Nick says, 'whistlebonk!'
Huma says, 'it could very well be sub-par for mobkill'
Dr-Nick says, 'yeah I recall it's like this because it used to be retarded in PK'
Huma says, 'hard to balance everything sometimes'
Huma says, 'can always bug it, and if you have an Idea of how to fix it'
Dr-Nick says, 'then they took the damage down, added the critical fail, and it now can't hit anything but str stuff :p'
Huma says, 'without overpowering it in PK again'
Dr-Nick says, 'well I dont know'
Sandman says, 'im str/dex and i find topple a nice skill.. didnt know it had anything to do with con..'
Dr-Nick says, 'it's not bash or headbutt where it's an easy fix'
Huma nods his agreement with Dr-Nick.
Huma says, 'precisely why its probably not been fixed yet'
Dr-Nick says, 'as I understand it it's more than one stat dependent'
Huma says, 'this stuff is really difficult :)'
Dr-Nick says, 'which makes it really really difficult to use well on anything but very specific classes for mobkill'
Huma says, 'if you bug it it'll go on the list of things to be fixed though'
Huma says, 'or looked at at least'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'it depends on a few stats, yea'
Sandman raises his hand.
Sandra says, 'I'm trying ot remember. I wrote it and forgot'
Huma says, 'anyway'
Huma says, 'its probably like that cuz PK was bad'
Huma says, 'and so they fixed it for that but made it suck for mobbies'
Huma says, 'you're probably right :)'
Huma says, 'but the problem is, HOW do you fix it'
Huma says, 'I am not the person to answer that'
Huma says, 'unfortunately I dont have the game knowledge or technical expertise'
Huma says, 'but I will make sure that it makes it way to the coder todo list'
Sandman nods his agreement with Dr-Nick.
Huma says, 'hopefully it'll get better in the mean time'
Huma pokes Sandman in the ribs.

Huma says, 'go ahead Sandy'
Xuvenia says, 'yeah, then somar will grumble over it for a weekend and introduce some more bugs for us!'
Xuvenia throws her head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma says, 'stealer of tells to Sandra'
Huma nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Huma says, 'exactly'
Huma says, 'he'll do things like make immolate stop doing dmg'
Sandman says, 'while on the topic of skills, i was wondering why i cant learn wrestling? it would seem logical that it would be based on ones strength and flexibilty..'
Sandman says, 'it sounds like a fun skill.. and would love to try it.. but i cant even learn it..'
Huma says to Sandman, 'YOUR karma is to low!'
Huma says to Sandra, 'Your karma is sexified.'
Sandman says to Huma, 'im at 100 prestige!'
Sandman snickers softly.
Huma says, 'hrrrrm'
Huma says, 'I dunno, you must not have the stats for it =P'
Huma says, 'if you think they are bad pre-reqs'
Sandra says, 'the newer skills are based on more than one, and sometimes more than 2 stats'
Sandman says to Huma, '51 con 96 str 93 dex.. so it has to have con prolly..'
Huma says to Sandman, 'Not enough!'
Sandman says to Huma, 'obviously..'
Huma says, 'you can always post something about it'
Sandman says, 'i was hoping to get a.. why not ask for it lowering since it could be like a 50 50 50 stat based skill!'
Huma says, 'with your reasons :)'
Sandra shakes her head.
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'we put them the way that they are for a reason :)'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'they are very much fighter-fighter stats'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Sandman says to Sandra, 'to balance the skills between the 3 main primary stats i figure.'
Dr-Nick says to Sandra, 'The prereqs on wrestling and innate defense are gross.'
Huma says, 'not fighter-otherclass skill type things'
Dr-Nick says to Sandra, 'Gross gross gross.'
Sandman says, 'we have a lot for str.. dex.. not many for con.. is what i also figure..'
Sandra says, 'I didn't do the innate defense one'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Dr-Nick says, 'yeah, i remember vampyr getting innate defense and being hugely pissed'
Huma says, 'I think they are supposed to be that way'
Huma says, 'maybe not make them hugely pissed anyway'
Dr-Nick raises his hand.
Sandman says, 'yeah, some of the newer skills are reallly worth it..'

Huma pokes Dr-Nick in the ribs.

Huma says, 'go ahead Doc'
Dr-Nick says, 'non magical effects?'
Dr-Nick says, 'so this means, can't be taken off by vials?'
Blackmojo peers around intently.
Sandra says, 'can't dispell it'
Dr-Nick shudders.
Blackmojo says, 'thats not doc'
Dr-Nick says, 'I'm running through the effects'
Dr-Nick says, 'and thinking to myself, there's only one, and my god'
Dr-Nick says, 'nobody will ever not fly in PK again'
Sandra giggles.
Huma chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'I have no idea which one it is actually'
Ninja stands up.
Huma says, 'ok who else'
Huma peers around intently.
Huma says, 'anyone anyone'
Sammi raises her hand.

Huma pokes Sammi with Kryptonite.

Huma says, 'go go Sammi'
Sammi says, 'when is the prize machine going to be updated?'
Huma says, 'uh it was updated a couple months ago'
Sandra says, 'when Rusalka gets her laptop back from the fix-it guys :)'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'she was away for last month, then her puter died'
TheWatcher says, 'hola'
Huma says, 'yeah'
Sammi ok.
Huma says, 'but the new stuff in there is cool!'
Huma pokes a blue lightsabre.
Huma says, 'ok who else!'
Huma waves Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'I'll bean you I will'
Huma sniffs sadly.
Huma says, 'awww'
Shivan says, 'hmm'
Shivan says, 'whne is qna.'
Huma says, 'quick Q&A =P'
Huma says, 'now'
Shivan says, 'oh'
Huma says, '8:30 Eastern 7:30 mountain'
Shivan says, 'hmm brb'
Huma says, 'er ventral'
Huma says, 'central'
Axis licks Huma.
Huma says, 'no other questions?'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Xuvenia raises her hand.
Shivan says, 'no questions? bleh'

Huma pokes Xuvenia with Kryptonite.

Xuvenia says, 'what the hell is this little red ridinghood game?'
Xuvenia peers around intently.
Huma says, 'not a game'
Sandman nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Sandman says, 'tiny plot..'
Huma says, 'its a play hosted by a mortal'
Shivan raises his hand.
Xuvenia says, 'oh, A play'
Sandman says, 'or story or something..'
Huma says, 'I dont even think its a tiny plot =P'
Sandra says, 'yea it's a play!'
Huma says, 'its mort run'
Huma says, 'so a play :)'
Shivan says, 'xuvenia is hard of READING'
Blackmojo giggles.
Sandman says to Shivan, 'huh?'
Xuvenia says to Shivan, 'I thought 'play' in the 'this is a game' sense, it's listed in events.'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'although that woulda been a cool tiny plot eh'
Huma snaps his fingers. ATTITUDE!
Huma says, 'oh well'
Sandman nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'I am planning a tinyplot anyway'
Huma says, 'so eat me'
Huma says, 'no you dont really have to'
Shivan licks his lips and smiles.
Huma says, 'ok who else has questions!'
TheWatcher says, 'yumm. huma. its whats for dinner'
Shivan says, 'you should know better than to say that with me around'
Huma says, 'the other other other white meat'
Shivan raises his hand.

Huma pokes Shivan with Kryptonite.

Huma says, 'go ahead'
Shivan says, 'whens the damn tournament'
Blackmojo laughs.
Huma says, 'I am laying that down like you'll know tomorrow'
Shivan says, 'so what you mean is, you haven't got a clue'
Huma says, 'probably the 28th but not for certain'
Huma says, 'nope'
Huma says, 'I mean what I just said =P'
Dr-Nick says, 'shivan phoenix ringer of chaos!'
Huma says, 'sorry guys'
Dr-Nick says, 'no worriesw'
Huma says, 'had to make sure my life worked out'
Shivan says, 'the colors in my title have been screwed up for 3 years, i'm not fixing them'
Xuvenia raises her hand.
Huma says, 'but should be the 28th but not for certain'

Huma pokes Xuvenia with Kryptonite.

Xuvenia says to Huma, 'When are you going to start hosting trivia games or make one of your flunkies run them?'
Dr-Nick says to Shivan, 'Will a 2c con/str klein guy win it, or a str/con battle mage, or maybe a con cause mage--the excitement is killing me!'
Huma looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'uh, soon'
Huma says, 'we will have the great trivia game of the new milennia'
Huma says, 'but if I have to host it, it will suck bigtime'
Shivan says to Dr-Nick, 'Depends on what the rules are :P'
Dr-Nick says, 'complete the sentence trivia edition?'
Xuvenia says, 'gotta have regular trivia games or i lose my will to log on'
Xuvenia chortles with amusement.
Huma says, 'but I might end up doing it anyway :)'
Dr-Nick says to Shivan, 'I'll whip out my fighter with a few vials just to chase your ass around to oblivian.'
Sandman says to Xuvenia, 'im working on getting prizes to run a mort run trivia.'
Huma says, 'ok whom else'
Shivan says to Dr-Nick, 'And get tanked on wfws.'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Dr-Nick says to Shivan, 'Yes, my iron will dex tank will die on wfws.'
Huma says, 'this job takes more work then you'd think :)'
Shivan says, 'well he won't be able to hit me so its ok'
TheWatcher says, 'what the hell was that'
Huma begins to twitch nervously.
Huma says to Shivan, 'You guys can go take the measuring contest outside =P'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'has there been any thought to giving an iron will bonus for perc?'
Huma says to Dr-Nick, 'You too!'
Huma says, 'ok who else'
Huma says, 'not really'
Dr-Nick says to Huma, 'What measure contest.'
Huma says, 'str, dex, con = fight stats'
Huma says, 'perc = not fight stat'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'ask a sniper that =P'
Dr-Nick says, 'perc = should be a fight stat!'
TheWatcher nods solemnly.
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'you'll here a different story'
Huma says, 'ask the people in charge that =P'
Huma says, 'you'll here the story I just said'
TheWatcher says, 'suckage'
Huma says, 'sorry dog'
Dr-Nick says, 'yeah, the people in charge are silly'
Xuvenia says, 'should just give iron will bonus all around, including to chanters, they just get a different sort of bonus :P'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'nah, i like it the way it is now actually'
Shivan says, 'iron will is overpowered anyways'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'i'm sure this has been brought up but...'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'is there ever gonna be something to reduce the occurence of jamming on guns?'
Huma says, 'I should have the iron will perc response just aliased'
Huma says, 'uh, nope probably not'
TheWatcher says, 'apparently, in some shape, form or way, everything is overpowered. and if you dont think it is just listen to those whining about it'
Dr-Nick says, 'we're jamming, and I hope you like jamming too!'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'poor snipers'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'jaaaammin!'
Mac-N-Cheese flops about helplessly.
Huma says, 'its amazing to take a step back =P'
Sandman nods his agreement with TheWatcher.
Xuvenia says, 'more hitpoints!'
Xuvenia peers around intently.
Huma says, 'and realize how much everyone thinks every different class is overpowered/underpowered depending on user experience'
TheWatcher nods her agreement with Huma.
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'oh! how bout an iron will bonus to parry?'
Mac-N-Cheese shrugs helplessly.
Huma says, 'there are problems definately'
Sandra is overpowered.
Sandman says to Huma, 'i get laughed off the boards when i say something =p'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'only if you have expert!'
Mac-N-Cheese says, 'for the poor londoners'
TheWatcher nods her agreement with Sandra.
TheWatcher says, 'amen to that'
Huma says, 'well there was some random ideas for maybe further dex bonuses to things'
Huma says, 'but nothing perc related'
Mac-N-Cheese nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'I think Perc is chillin for now'
Huma says, 'except I know Sandra was intrigued by Quag post about guns'
TheWatcher says, 'perc has gotten slapped around enough for now thanks'
Shivan says, 'if anything con could use something for iron will'
Dr-Nick says, 'we're chilling alright'
Dr-Nick shrugs helplessly. Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Shivan says, 'since they can only heal, IW warcry is trash'
TheWatcher says, 'find someone else to slap around for awhile wouldyah'
Mac-N-Cheese nods his agreement with Shivan.
Dr-Nick says, 'if you're gonna be an asshole and take away bs on stuns, you might as well make it interesting'
Huma says, 'so I KNOW that the next couple weeks the aimed shot will be rethought'
TheWatcher nods her agreement with Dr-Nick.
Huma says, 'maybe nothing will change'
Sandman says to Huma, 'hopefully not as much stunning?'
Huma says, 'maybe everything'
Huma says, 'who knows :)'
Dr-Nick says, 'probably nothing'
TheWatcher says, 'I think someone needs to sit down and watch "snipers, hidden enemies"'
Huma says, 'when the people in charge start talking weird crap comes out'
Dr-Nick says, 'half the ideas I flew around were retarded in terms of coding'
Huma says, 'who knows what will happen'
Xuvenia says to Huma, 'Shhhh, your boss is standing right there.'
Shivan says, 'i tried to just comment on the reasonable ones'
Xuvenia taps Sandra on the shoulder.
Sandra says, 'nah, he's right'
Devi blinks.
Huma says, 'I've been caught totally offguard by her and Ruf and Huginn before'
Sandra says, 'we get some way off ideas'
TheWatcher says, 'might have a few less ticked off snipers/dex people :)'
Huma says, 'like you are doing what?'
Xuvenia says, 'yeah, they're wacky folks'
TheWatcher says, 'and snipers/perc people :)'
Huma says, 'we could all be issued sticks and have stats removed from the game next week'
Huma says, 'who knows what will happen'
TheWatcher cheers for Huma - huzzah!
TheWatcher says, 'level playing field'
Sandman says, 'actual skill involved!'
TheWatcher says, 'hurray'
Huma says, 'we would have to whip eachother with sticks'
Shivan raises his hand.

Huma pokes Shivan with Kryptonite.

Sandra says, 'we used to have to do that before speed bonuses :P'
Huma says, 'go ahead Shivan'
Shivan says, 'are we still doing htat? :P'
Huma says, 'what... whipping people with sticks?'
Shivan says, 'Whats the chance of a +1 -1 stat quest every being put in?'
Huma says, 'uh'
Huma says, 'once post-50 goes in'
Sandra says, 'couldn't say really'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Xuvenia says, 'my typo went in'
Huma says, 'that might even be a tame version'
Huma says, 'like I said'
Huma says, 'like... post-50'
Shivan says, 'I have had a few lists'
Huma says, 'is like the great idea hole'
Shivan says, 'that i have pulled my fair out trying to move ONE stat'
Sandra says, 'with the post 50 stuff, there's a lot of options that were turned down before that we're revisiting'
Shivan says, 'hair even'
Huma says, 'its where crazy crazy ideas go to procreate'
Huma says, 'post-50 will have lots of stuff'
Huma says, 'lots of wacky wild stuff'
TheWatcher shakes her head sadly
Shivan says, 'sounds good'
Shivan says, 'as long as it doesn't fubar pk'
Shivan says, ':P'
Huma says, 'so although it seems like its the next skill trees'
Huma says, 'like 4905345 years away'
Huma says, 'hopefully it wont be that long'
Sandman laughs.
Huma says, 'and we will have a end-game experience to be proud of'
Sandra says, 'nah, that's why its taking us so long. To be sure it doesn't fubar pk'
Shivan nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'I'll have you know I fought to keep it available to PK'ers'
Huma licks himself - ICK!
Huma says, 'who knows what will happen though'
Huma says, 'anything could happen'
Huma says, 'its like a little embryo'
Shivan says, 'ack'
Shivan says, 'quick'
Huma says, 'it could be the postmans baby who knows'
Shivan says, 'poke it!'
Sandra giggles.
Sandman says to Huma, 'its not mine.'
TheWatcher says, 'what ever happened to the abby hoffmans of the world..'
Shivan says to Huma, 'Yeah he's a eunuch.'
Huma says, 'ya never know'
Huma smirks.
Huma says, 'seriously though, anything at all could happen'
Xuvenia says, 'huma giving birth, gag'
Huma says, 'its kind of scary'
Sandman says to Huma, 'he just mad i beat his butt in pk.'
Sandra picks up Huma and shakes it vigorously.
Huma says, 'it'd be tough to impregnate me'
Shivan says, 'you you sure did weeeeeee-oooooo'
Huma says, 'you'd have to be a alien laying an egg in my chest'
Huma says, 'pretty much'
TheWatcher says, 'quick someone shut the door, lets give it a try'
Huma says, 'so that qualifies you Xuvenia'
TheWatcher says, 'get the prom king impregnanted :)'
Huma says, 'but anyway'
Huma says, 'post-50 will be sweeeeeeet'
Sandman says to Huma, 'my idea tossed around yet? =p'
Xuvenia says, 'rock my bored level 50 world!'
Huma nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Huma says, 'thats the plan'
Huma says, 'what idea'
Sandra says, 'hm, when did I damage my Fatale'
Sandman says to Huma, 'the casino one.'
Xuvenia says, 'like, start with allowing us to use redeem points to shift our stats around :P'
Huma says, 'oh'
Huma says, 'your casino idea isntlike totally new :)'
Huma giggles at Xuvenia.
Huma says, 'honestly'
Sandman says to Huma, 'figured that we do have in game blackjack but it could use an update.'
TheWatcher says, 'its part of a curse'
Huma says, 'I would say that at this point'
TheWatcher says, 'gets worse from here on in :)'
Huma says, 'the redeem system is staying as is'
Huma says, 'and they are pouring the manhours into post-50'
Huma says, 'well thats builder stuff =P'
Sandman nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'your ideas are more builder then PR'
Sandra says, 'yea there will be both redeems and the post 50 stuff'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Shivan says, 'aah benefits to being a oldbie that anyone can get sounds nice'
Shivan smiles happily.
Huma says, 'but atm, redeem is not really gonna be fiddled with probably'
Huma says, 'at least not til we roll in post-50'
Shivan raises his hand.

Huma pokes Shivan in the ribs.

Huma says, 'do it'
Shivan says, 'Where is that nestor and tartatus :P'
Shivan says, 'tartarus'
Huma says, 'hes in southern france'
Sandra says, 'he's on vacation'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'because he is like a lucky bastard'
Shivan says, 'still?'
Sandra says, 'but stay tuned'
TheWatcher snickers softly.
Huma says, 'hey if I were in warm places with beaches'
Huma says, 'I wouldnt be running Q&A'
Shivan says, 'he is taking a bloody long vacation, darned frenchies.'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'or building areas'
Sandra says, 'I'm in warm places with beaches. But it's frackin hot out there dammit'
Huma giggles at Sandra.
Dr-Nick says, 'france is a welfare state, it's cool'
Huma says, 'I'm in warm places with no beaches'
TheWatcher pokes Sandra in the ribs.
Huma says, 'and I'm in the basement :('
TheWatcher says, 'better be on the other side of the country..'
Sandman nods his agreement with Dr-Nick.

Huma pokes Dr-Nick with Kryptonite.

Dr-Nick says, 'so um, yeah, has anyone tried lucifer since his eq got ungimped?'
Huma says, 'I think no'
Dr-Nick says, 'just asking'
Huma says, 'but I dunno'
Sandra says, 'I don't think so'
Huma says, 'thats pure conjecture'
Dr-Nick says, 'i really dont wanan try it without like 3 surgeons :P'
Huma says, 'any more questions at all?'
Huma peers around intently.
Dr-Nick says, 'trying, can't think'
Sandman raises his hand.
Huma says, 'go Sandy'
Sandman says, 'is there any newer weapons coming in to give us a more variaty anytime soon?'
Sandman says, 'are there even..'
Sandra says, 'possibly'
Huma says to Sandman, 'Uh... Tartarus is a new area :)'
Huma says to Sandman, 'And I imagine new areas sometimes contain such things.'
Sandman nods solemnly.
Sandman says, 'i say that because there are some nice weapons, they are just low weight and unattractive with it..'
Shivan says, 'my weapon rocks'
Shivan pets a powerful Punic lance lovingly.
Huma says, 'ok...'
Kryptonite thuds as Huma attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.
Huma says, 'I declare this Q&A session over'