Lecture Series Index

August 18th, 2005

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Q & A Index

Jesus raises his hand.

Somar says, 'so anyone have any questions?'
Somar says, 'anyone ... ?'
Somar says, 'anyone?'
Somar attempts to prod Jesus with Kryptonite.
Jesus says, 'when can we expect great things from make amulet?'
Somar says, 'there's no immediate plans that I've seen for great plans from it - but certainly, you're welcome to throw any ideas our way that you have on the subject!'
Jesus says to Somar, 'Well, 30% of 1 still = 1.'
Somar says, 'so, raise your hand if you gots a question! I needs some questions to feeeeeed me'
Azazel raises his hand.
Somar attempts to prod Azazel with Kryptonite.
Azazel says, 'where's the updates?'
Somar says, 'I certainly fully expect a code update! But they haven't been posted as of yet! I'll have to prod the department heads there!'
Somar says, 'but if you need a scapegoat for now, we've got Chaykin.'
Somar says, 'just no throwing sharp objects, this time'
Jesus doesn't comment.
Azazel says, 'ok, I blame Chaykin for whatever code updates I don't like'
Jesus cheers for Azazel - huzzah!
Somar says, 'oh, I thought we were just blaming him for having a cool 80's themed poof.'
Azazel says, 'never seen it'
Azazel says, 'but then again this is the longest I've been on in one stretch in about 3 months'
Pylon raises his hand.
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Somar attempts to prod Pylon with Kryptonite.

Pylon says, 'i have a question about the xpgame'
Somar says, 'fire away'
Pylon says, 'how much details do you want to record per kill'
Jesus says, 'wow, it still exists?'
Pylon says, 'and is there a way to make a copy of the scorecard'
Chaykin says, 'you can't copy the scorecard'
Somar says, 'it's all in help xpgame_scorecard..'
Chaykin says, 'help xpgame_scorecard'
Somar says, 'area name, mob name, how it conned, how much xp, commentary'
Pylon says, 'cuz one time'
Lethe says, 'Afk!'
Pylon says, 'i overwrote the card'
Pylon says, 'when i typed write scorecard instead of append'
Azazel says, 'ok, time to go before I turn into a cabbage'
Somar comforts Pylon.
Pylon says, 'it was long too, almost done'
Somar says, 'that's annoying, unfortunately, no real way to recover it... :('
Pylon nods solemnly.
Pylon says, 'i guess i have to log it then as backup'
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Somar attempts to prod Jesus with Kryptonite.

Jesus says, 'ok, magic sink!'
Jesus says, 'i just realized i got it at level 20, last 2c word i got. can i expect it to completely suck forever?'
Somar says, 'well, while certainly, any spell you have is going to have some benefits to learning it earlier'
Jesus snickers softly.
Somar says, 'looking at the details of the sink formula is on our list, so there may be something eventually altered there'
Somar attempts to prod Sandman with Kryptonite.
Sandman says to Somar, 'why is the basin out of my clanhall? =p'
Sandman says, 'nobody ejected it..'
Sandman says to Somar, 'is LA messing with rent on them or something?'
Somar says, 'bug me outside of Q & A and I can take a look to see if there's any legit reason for that'
Somar says, 'certainly something worth looking at to try to figure what's going on, but that's more of a debugging thing ...'
Jesus raises his hand.
Sandman says, 'and huma isnt here to pester about his tourney..'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Somar says, 'I can answer tourney questions too, if you need'
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Somar attempts to prod Jesus with Kryptonite.

Jesus says, 'is the scholar fixed?'
Somar says, 'expect to see things working a little more normally with him at the next update'
Somar smiles happily.
Jesus says, 'good, then i can remember to get that word early :p'
Jesus says, 'so my sink doesn't suck forever! :p'
Somar says, 'can't take credit fully for that one, since there were some intricacies that required some of our best minds'
Jesus says to Somar, 'Snapper?'
Jesus ducks to the ground.
Somar says, 'something to do with smearing goat's blood on a strange symbol ...'
Jesus laughs.
Somar says, 'but anyway, who's got next?'
Jesus looks up into the sky and ponders.
Jesus says, 'i had a good one.'
Jesus says, 'but i forget it.'
Somar says to Sandman, 'Did you have a tourney question or two?'
Somar says, 'I've got a vay to drag information out of Huma, even, if need be. It'll just take some liberal application of the pliers'
Sandman says, 'i forget.. after your match do they purge you so you start back with what you had or.?'
Sandman says, 'like if say a sniper had 5 vials.. used them all first fight.. will he return with the vials or they gone for rest of tourney etc'
Jesus says to Somar, 'Make him post the pfile copy time/date.'
Sandman nods his agreement with Jesus.
Somar says to Sandman, 'That's exactly what's happening - it's getting recovered so you have EXACTLY what you came in with.'
Sandman says, 'aah ok, wasnt sure because last time i did a one on one tourney it was whatever you kept and didnt use =p'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'I dunno why they don't do that anymore.'
Sandman says to Jesus, 'not sure either, but seems ok.. means in later rounds ppl wont win because of one thing etc.'
Somar says, 'Huma also says no infinite ammo guns - so be sure to bring enough supplies to be ready.'
Jesus says to Somar, 'More reason to post copy time. :p'
Sandman says to Somar, 'well.. if you reset the char they will still have ammo =p'
Somar says, 'just making sure noone decides to exclude ammo completely so they can rent more other stuff and try to circumvent the system ;)'
Sandman snickers softly.
Sandman says to Somar, 'orbs supplied?'
Somar says, 'so who has another question here? Let's see some hands in the aiyah!'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Jesus says to Sandman, 'We'll make marauder log in.'
Sandman snickers softly.
Jesus says, 'tourneybot!'
Somar says to Sandman, 'That hasn't been conclusively decided as of yet .. but details will be posted.'
Sandman nods solemnly.
Somar says, 'and we of course welcome further input on this'
Sandman raises his hand.
Sandman says to Somar, 'i dont mind it, seeing how rent is higher these days.'
Sandman shrugs helplessly.
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Somar attempts to prod Sandman with Kryptonite.

Sandman says to Somar, 'anything being tossed around about pk special things.'
Somar says, 'well, what exactly did you mean by 'pk special things'?'
Nadia stands up.
Sandman says, 'like i think it was sandra that had said if pk picked up she might throw in something just for the pker's'
Sandman says to Somar, 'not sure..'
Sandman says to Somar, 'she wasnt too specific..'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Jesus says, 'customized infos.'
Sandman says to Somar, 'but then again, i still dont see pk doing much..'
Jesus says, 'would rock.'
Somar says, 'there's been some occasional discussion, but nothing concrete has been decided on yet ..'
Sandman nods solemnly.
Somar says, 'and of course, if you have any particularly great ideas on the subject, the idea channel does get to us, and we do look at it!'
Sandman says to Somar, 'if i did that.. it would be full =p'
Somar grins evilly.
Somar says, 'throw enough umm.. ideas .. at the wall, eventually some will stick!'
Jesus says, 'the bug lotto is prrof enough that the rng hates me.'
Sandman says to Jesus, 'ive won one time!'
Sandman snickers softly.
Somar says, 'we have a strcmp(name, "Jesus") check in there'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'I won about 5 years ago.'
Jesus grins evilly at Somar... Wonder what he's thinking...
Jesus says to Somar, 'Not true, i have alot of alts!'
Somar says, 'let's see some more hands in the aiyah! I desire more questions to fill my dead air here!'
Somar points at Jesus and then Kryptonite.
Jesus says, 'templates, WHEN!'
Somar says, 'no new word to report on that, unfortunately'
Jesus says, 'make rufus stop playing eq. :p'
Somar says, 'will let you guys know when there's further information to go on that.'
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Somar attempts to prod Sandman with Kryptonite.

Somar says to Jesus, 'You ever tried taking crack away from an addict?'
Sandman says, 'bonded eq.. have an idea on how it can be put in game with some fun'
Jesus throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Sandman says to Somar, 'make bonded eq set up on hard mobs like lucifer.. where it drops to the player with the killer blow.'
Sandman grins evilly.
Jesus says to Sandman, 'Better stats aren't fun?'
Sandman says, 'better stats are fun, but also i would like a fun time getting them'
Chaykin says, 'woo, go pats'
Lethe says, 'meh'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'I've yet to ever fight a mob that was.. fun.'
Somar says, 'could be interesting - but then of course, we'd have a rough time explaining that to the healers who don't get a chance at the deathblow'
Sandman says, 'true..'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandman says, 'maybe it random picks one of the group..'
Sandman says, 'either way can be coded similarly'
Sandman says, 'would make ppl want to hit up big long runs.. is my basic thinking'
Sandman says, 'in hopes for that special insanely cool item etc'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'Like greaves? cause those are run alot.'
Sandman says, 'aka infernal kz.. if sl expansion ever gets here..'
Somar says, 'certainly idea your thoughts - I threw some of the basics there - but for now, there's still just a few fine details on bonded eq to be ironed out before they're put in to some degree'
Sandman says to Jesus, 'greaves are run but how many ppl you see with the pants from there?'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'Pantaloons?'
Chaykin laughs.
Sandman says to Somar, 'am thinking along the lines of the LoW unique system setup.. was a good idea imho and well used but ofcourse hurt the healers.'
Somar says, 'so let's hear some more questions! hands up in the aiyah if you got em'
Chaykin nods his agreement with Somar.
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Somar attempts to prod Sandman with Kryptonite.

Sandman says to Somar, 'what exactly is the cap damage before wake up on a wfw stun?'
Sandman says, 'i was hit for 400 damage today by romeo =p'
Jesus chortles with amusement.
Sandman says, 'averaging 100 a round..'
Somar says, 'don't have the exact figure, nor do we give out exact formulae ... but if it seems buggy to you, throw it on the bug channel'
Sandman says to Somar, 'i was under the impression after so much damage was caused on a wfw you woke up.'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'With hok/greaves/talons, it's pretty nasty.'
Sandman says, 'can you claim that?'
Sandman says to Somar, 'if cant claim that.. ill throw it up.. see if it gets anywhere..'
Somar says, 'certainly, damage is a factor in there ...'
Sandman nods solemnly.
Somar says, 'throw it out there, and we can take a look at it, see if anything's messed up'
Jesus says, 'not sure if headbutt stun (what that was designed for) is the same as stun stun.'
Jesus says, 'erm, in other words. i think that damage thing is on headbutt stun only.'
Jesus says, 'since con chars without str completely sucked.'
Somar says, 'other questions?'
Sandman says, 'headbutt in itself is another issue.. i swear i dont tumble hardly any'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'Really? i tumble most.'
Sandman says, 'with iron will 93 dex..'
A heavenly aura appears in the room, is that Rufus?
Sandman says, 'i figure i would tumble more.. but had bad karma me thinks'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'Up the dex.'
Sandman says, 'the one i did tumble vs bhar.. i missed a bash..'
Sandman says, 'and died =p'
Jesus says to Sandman, 'Huge diff at 95, i think.'
Sandman says to Jesus, 'i know at 93 i get a better bonus then 90.. is why i went that route.'
Somar says, 'I demand more questions! Else I'll have to sic the Rufus enforcer on y'all!'
Jesus says to Rufus, 'I was just badmouthing you.'
Somar says, 'or run off and do non-Q&A stuff, either way :P'
Sandman raises his hand.
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Somar attempts to prod Sandman with Kryptonite.

Sandman says, 'why cant wrestle be a skill that checks for str/dex?'
Rufus is only here for a few mins, but has been busy with work lately so figured he'd stop by.
Sandman says, 'i cant learn it.. and also have 51 con :('
Jesus says, 'anyway, off to watch bb and eat some damn food.'
Somar says, 'well, not every skill is intended for every character, otherwise it'd be boring!'
Sandman says, 'i know but wrestling uses your strength and flexibility..'
Sandman says, 'i wrestled for 8 years i know!'
Sandman pouts.
Chaykin says, 'whoooo, josh miller punt to the 2 yard line'
Sandman says, 'but yeah i understand skills need to be spread out.. but meh!'
Somar nods his agreement with Sandman.
Sandman says, 'also! since im the only one left here..'
Sandman says, 'suckerpunch.. i have yet to disorient anyone.. and i barely even land it'
Sandman sniffles quietly.
Sandman says, 'i was hoping it would be better than elbow.. seeing how its a timed skill and usable only on initiation'
Somar says, 'we can take a look at it to see where it's at and if it needs some adjustment'
Somar says, 'any other questions?'
Sandman says, 'ofcourse i havent done extensive testing.. but i dont land it often so i havent really sat down and tried it enough'
Somar says to Sandman, 'Shall check it out, anyway :)'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders. Sandman nods solemnly.
Sandman says, 'set trap..'
Rufus says to Somar, 'he's about to piss on your cornflakes, BE READY!'
Somar says to Rufus, 'I'm into that sorta thing, actually.'
Sandman says, 'i hit one of jmans today.. affected me by sloth.. yet did only a lil damage to me.. is it supposed to have set me to sitting or do something while im affected by sloth?'
Rufus winces.
Somar says, 'well, that particular one is functioning as intended'
Sandman says, 'cuz thats what i first thought when i seen the affect in status and thought.. hey that would be cool if it did that.. but just was affected by it'
Somar says, 'isn't meant to be hugely destructive, just something to sort of add up some small advantages when used appropriately'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandman says, 'maybe i just didnt see its real affect yet..'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Lethe says, 'meh'
Somar says, 'there certainly is one there'
Sandman says, 'tho throwing me off balance in fight.. or making me tired and rest here and there would be spiffy stuff'
Somar nods solemnly.
Somar says, 'of course, there's lots of fun stuff that t'would be spiffy'
Sandman looks up into the sky and ponders.
Somar says, 'any more from anyone?'
Somar bats his eyelashes.
Somar says, 'wooo'
Rufus says, 'make you grow 3 toes?'
Somar snickers at Rufus nastily.
Somar says, 'that's exactly it!'
Somar says, 'k, if there are no more .. then!'
Kryptonite thuds as Somar attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.
Somar says, 'I declare this mud heaaaaaaaaled'
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