Lecture Series Index

January 18th, 2006

Q & A Index

Huma says, 'and begin... Q&A'
Huma says, 'you are all here, we may be seated and begin'
Sandra says, 'did you all go to the forum and vote today? We dropped so much while we were getting things fixed :('
MysteryMan yells, 'ha-ha jebus!'
Huma says, 'so what is up folks'
Jesus yells, 'what!'
MysteryMan cuddles Somar.
Nadia growls at MysteryMan. Better leave before the fighting starts!
MysteryMan yells, 'im in here and you aint! ha-ha!'
Kathryn beams at Asdrubael delightedly.
Huma says, 'are we going to talk to poor Huma today and ask him questions or just flirt with mysteryman'
Jesus yells, 'it's ok, i'll yell my questions from this room!'
Haley says to MysteryMan, 'Dont.'
MysteryMan yells, 'rofl'
Nadia raises her eyebrow at Huma.
Huma says, 'dont egg him on :)'
Jesus yells, '*raise*'
Sandra yells, 'don't make me glue you :)'
MysteryMan says, 'this is hilarious'
Jesus yells, 'you never said i couldn't yell!'
Nadia yells, 'Shush you!'
Haley says to MysteryMan, 'It always is til it goes to hell =p'
MysteryMan says, 'im seriously almost falling off my couch laughin'
Jesus yells, 'make me!'
Huma says, 'dont acknowledge him please :)'
Huma says, 'hes in trouble and he doesnt need anyone to egg him on'
Haley nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'so shush!'
Huma says, 'let him cry in the corner'
MysteryMan says, 'i did...'
Huma peers around intently.
MysteryMan peers around intently.
Haley says, 'and im here and cranky so dont test it.'
Huma says, 'well I'm not just talking to you'
Huma peers around intently.
MysteryMan says, 'oh'
Nadia cowers in fear!
MysteryMan rolls around on the ground with laughter.
MysteryMan says, 'oh my god thats funny stuff'
Huma says, 'hrm so really nothin?'
Nadia looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'I'll sit around for a few minutes here'
Asdrubael says, 'Okay, okay, yeah.'
Asdrubael raises his hand.
Ask Huma questions. You know you want to.
Huma says, 'whatsup Asdru?'
Haley says, 'no questions about San Fran?'
MysteryMan says, 'indust hometown?'
Asdrubael says, 'I'd rather not think about San Fran right now. Dru's head esplodey.'
Huma says, 'see... THATS our problem'
Huma says, 'we are so open now =P'
Sandra giggles.
Asdrubael says, 'Anyway, question.'
Huma says, 'people dont have to flock to Q&A to get their questions answered'
Huma says, 'we need to stop telling them everything'
Asdrubael says, 'What do your individual departments of immhood look for qualification-wise when hiring a new imm?'
Huma says, 'weeeeel'
Haley says, 'its different for each department except for the general application which is specific to everyone'
Huma says, 'yeah you can read the er... the apps'
Asdrubael says, 'that's why I'm asking all of you. =P'
Huma says, 'on the website'
Haley says, 'If you're thinking of a specific department, you should talk to that head to get a better idea of that'
Huma says, 'for me personally'
Huma says, 'as PR'
Huma says, 'I expect a good relationship with all the players'
Huma says, 'lots of playing experience'
Huma says, 'and a well known person'
Huma says, 'if you imm PR'
Asdrubael says, 'that's not too bad.'
Huma says, 'I dont want people saying 'huh? who?''
Asdrubael nods his agreement with Huma.
Sandra says, 'well, that is besides a good proposal'
Huma says, 'yes'
Haley says, 'someone who's kept their nose clean'
Huma says, 'thats all besides a bangup proposal'
Haley says, 'and someone that is able to put together a proposal that looks like its gone through spell-check for starters :p'
Huma chuckles politely.
Sandra says, 'and is well thought out'
Haley nods solemnly.
Sandra says, 'we are snobs when it comes to apps'
Huma says, 'I dont accept games as PR proposals anymore either'
Sandra says, 'so we expect nothing but the best'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'or at least... ya know... Huma'
Huma says, 'the best... or Huma'
Sandra giggles.
MysteryMan says, 'yeah'
Sandra says, 'and thankfully there's just one of him!'
Sandra winks suggestively at Huma.
Huma grins evilly.
Asdrubael says, 'afk a moment, work related.'
MysteryMan brandishes Myron Cope's Official Terrible Towel menacingly.
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'so yeah'
Huma says, 'whatsup!'
MysteryMan says, 'i cant think of anything really'
MysteryMan says, 'i just came to hang out and taunt jesus with my presence'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'well'
Huma says, 'thats accomplished =P'
Nadia looks up into the sky and ponders.
MysteryMan says, 'indeed'
Huma says, 'so hrm'
MysteryMan says, 'he's so pissed hes spluttering...'
Huma flops about helplessly.
Huma snickers softly.
Huma says, 'I'm busy making plans closin deals here'
Huma says, 'you all need to step it up!'
Huma gives a firm poke in the ribs to everyone in the room.
Huma says, 'ok I'll be here for another 10 minutes'
Haley says, 'the forums seem to have a good line of communication'
Haley says, 'i really like seeing how much people are participating'
MysteryMan peers around intently.
Nadia says, 'The forums are quite rocking. Cheers to you immies...'
Nadia giggles.
MysteryMan says, 'what forums? where? are they dangerous?'
Sandra smiles happily.
Haley says to MysteryMan, 'Legendmud.org/forums will get you there.'
Sandra says, 'forum.legendmud.org!'
Haley says, 'that works too!'
Sandra jumps up and down.
Haley giggles.
Sandra giggles.
MysteryMan says, 'oh!'
MysteryMan raises his hand.
Huma says, 'go MM!'
MysteryMan says, 'okay, is it possible to poison a weapon that already has a poison special/extra?'
Sandra says, 'yes'
MysteryMan says, 'really? so itd be like double poison?'
Huma says, 'yeah'
Huma says, 'it'll eat the old one'
Huma says, 'whatever it is'
Sandra says, 'it'll override'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'never to return'
MysteryMan says, 'oh...'
Huma says, 'indeed'
Huma says, 'so be careful'
Huma says, 'unless you want a poisoning devils trident'
MysteryMan says, 'so, hypotheticaly, if one were to poison, say, an asp, would the secondary poison be better than the original?'
Huma says, 'uh... there are only two kinds of poison'
Huma says, 'the big kind and the small kind'
Huma says, 'so if its the big kind'
Huma says, 'you cant do that with your skill'
MysteryMan says, 'and the big kind is only on the katar, correct?'
Huma says, 'so you'll make it worse'
Huma says, 'I dont think so'
Huma says, 'thats the one that most people know about'
Sandra says, 'if you poison a weapon, it puts poison onto it. there is also an attack type of POISON, which is completely different'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
MysteryMan says, 'so is the asp a major poison?'
Huma says, 'oh you are talking about the poison attack type?'
Sandra says, 'the asp has an attack type of POISON'
Huma says, 'oh'
Freaky says, 'ohh, is this the taint/poison taking away effects of weapons things?'
Huma says, 'yeah thats different'
MysteryMan says, 'i thought that was like a special or sommat'
Huma says, 'poison is an attacktype'
Huma says, 'which isnt like poison or major poison'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'its a different version of PIERCE or SLICE and stuff like that'
MysteryMan says, 'so, again, hypotheticaly, if someone were to poison an asp, it would have double the poison?'
Sandra says, 'so you can poison it, and it would be different than the POISON attack it has'
Huma says, 'well'
Sandra says, 'yes and no'
Huma says, 'it would have the POISON attack type and it would use the poison skill as well'
MysteryMan says, 'so it WOULD have an extra poison on top of the one in the weapon'
Freaky raises her hand.
Huma says, 'yes... but I guess I'm just trying to imply'
Sandra says, 'it would have a spell poison, and an attack type poison'
Huma says, 'that neither the POISON effect nor the poison effect would be the same'
Kathryn disappears into the void.
Kathryn has returned from the void.
Kathryn stares dreamily at herself - NARCISSIST!
Huma says, 'it would have the word poison in it twice but thats where the similarity ends'
Huma says, 'and that is the story on that'
MysteryMan says, 'so to sum up, it would have 2 poison attacks per round ,correct?'
Sandra says, 'no'
Huma says, 'kind of but again but not really'
Huma says, 'it would have a damage dealing effect'
Sandra shakes her head.
Huma says, 'called Poison'
MysteryMan says, 'im confused...'
Huma says, 'and it would have an effect that would poison people'
Sandra says, 'consider the poison it has now to be PIERCE'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'it's the same thing'
Sandra says, 'it isn't a 'special''
Sandra says, 'it can't be removed'
Sandra says, 'if you poison it, you do so with what the code calls the poison spell'
Sandra says, 'that adds poison to it that will go off randomly with the first attack type, which is STING, on that weapon'
MysteryMan says, 'so again, it would have the original poison thingie, AND the other poison'
Sandra says, 'yes. But you are thinking that it would poison twice a round, and it won't'
MysteryMan says, 'dammit'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'ok when you hit a mob with a dagger'
Freaky says, 'is there any way to do weapon damage message masking? ie when I string a weapon I change its damtype but only in the message, not in total effect for things like resistance?'
Rush peers around intently.
Huma says, 'it says you Pierce mob extremely hard!'
Huma says, 'right?'
MysteryMan nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'ok'
Huma says, 'the original poison attack on the asp'
Huma says, 'is exactly like that'
Huma says, 'it doesnt have any special effects'
MysteryMan says, 'like an automatic injection'
Huma says, 'its just an attack type'
Huma shakes his head.
Huma says, 'no'
Huma says, 'like an attack type'
MysteryMan says, 'oh! okay i think i get it now'
Huma says, 'right'
Huma says, 'and a weapon affected with the poison ability'
MysteryMan says, '<---is a little dense right now'
Freaky says, 'there are um, like 30 or more attack types, slash/pierce/bash/slice/peirce/stab'
Huma nods his agreement with Freaky.
Huma says, 'we have weird ones like FLAME and LICK and POISON too'
Freaky says, 'bonk/grapple/flame/lick/'
Huma says, 'go die to Aengus sometime'
Freaky says, 'yeah, the list is big'
Huma says, 'get licked to death'
Sandra nods her agreement with Freaky.
Freaky says, 'its part of the original code :)'
Nadia looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'yeah on stock muds its more prevelent'
Sandra says, 'ya, it's about all we have left of it'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'we really cut down on the silly stuff'
Freaky says, 'ohh, my fav when I coded elsewhere was piledrive!'
Huma snickers softly.
MysteryMan says, 'so, the pierceing poison makes them woozy, but it doesnt actualy poison the person/mob'
Sandra says, 'right'
Huma says, 'yes'
Nadia returns to being In Character.
Freaky says, 'its just an illustration of whats causing the damage, it has no effect or spell like effect, a big club should bludgeon or bonk, a needle should pierce or jab'
MysteryMan says, 'okay i get it now'
Sandra purges Beef!
Haley beams at MysteryMan delightedly.
Huma says, 'yes indeed'
Freaky says, 'excuse me, we are attacking grendel hall now!'
Freaky returns to being In Character.
Huma says, 'ok Freaky.... was next'
MysteryMan says, 'couldnt differentiate btween the two...'
Sandra snickers softly.
Huma says, 'heh who else has questions'
Asdrubael says, 'One more over here.'
Haley smiles at Asdrubael.
Nadia snickers softly.
Asdrubael says, 'Where's the blasted application page?'
Flaco raises his hand.
Flaco says, 'sorry I'm late to the party! heeeeeey'
Haley says, 'check the websites command :)'
Haley says, 'its there'
Sandra says, 'look on the website command'
Haley says, 'www.legendmud.org/Reference/documents.html'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'it's kind of weird sometimes =P'
Asdrubael grumbles.
Asdrubael says, 'ah ha.'
Rush returns to being In Character.
Huma says, 'Admin and PR got a revamp on their apps recently'
Haley nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'they have the Haley/Huma stamp on'em'
Huma says, 'stamp of we Rule'
Huma says, 'so whats new with all of you?'
Nadia looks giddy.

Haley says, 'mine is pretty much completely redone on the admin side - there are very few questions the same as the old one - it was horridly outdated'
Huma flops about helplessly.
Nadia says to Huma, 'curiosity killed this gummy...'
Nadia snickers softly.
Huma says, 'so any other Q's?'
Huma nods his agreement with Nadia.
Nadia says to Huma, 'you said something and I just had to check it out.'
Nadia giggles.
Flaco raises his hand.
Huma says, 'go ahead Flaco'
MysteryMan says, 'thats the only burning one i had..'
Flaco says, 'Two questions on diff topics and one you probably already covered, first of all'
Huma says, 'mmmm lost'
Flaco says, 'THIS character has a piece of eq that removes itself everytime I rent...fix it'
Flaco throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Flaco says, 'the REAL question'
Huma says, 'did you bug it? :)'
Flaco says, 'not yet'
Huma says, 'please do'
An imp tugs on a lock of her hair absentmindedly, lost in thought.
Flaco says, 'nod'
Huma says, 'thats the way to do it'
Sandra says, 'shroud'
Flaco says, 'of course'
Flaco says, 'no pendant actually'
Flaco pokes a pendant of the twin War-Gods.
Sandra says, 'hm'
Flaco says, 'bronze neck guard'
An imp starts picking its ears.
Sandra says, 'ah, still. same bug. Thought we fixed that'
Flaco says, 'second question, and more serious, are we going to be able to redeem any pracs for new skills with SF coming in?'
Sandra says, 'no'
Flaco winces.
Sandra says, 'the new skills are only for san fran, so they have no reason to get in the way of other hometowns'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'no new general use skills'
Flaco says, 'ahhh aka expert parry type stuff'
Flaco says, 'gotcha'
MysteryMan says, 'new skill sets?'
Sandra says, 'san fran will be a hometown soon. New skills coming in for that. That's all.'
An imp says, 'Kill something? Walk somewhere? Make yourself useful? I'm kinda tired of this.'
MysteryMan says, 'are they completed yet?'
Sandra says, 'not yet'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Haley's head.
Sandra giggles.
MysteryMan says, 'just curious...i may make a frisconian just to find out what these new skills are'
Flaco nods his agreement with MysteryMan.
Flaco says, 'yessir'
Sandra says, 'well, we'll let ya'll know when we finish them :)'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Flaco says, 'I think that is the angle'
Sandra says, 'you can put in your input on the forum too.'
Huma says, 'ohhh another matthew fox flashback episode'
Flaco says, 'ok thanks for squaring me away!'
MysteryMan says, 'what about the skill 'low blow'?'
Sandra giggles.
Flaco chortles at MysteryMan's feeble witticism.
Huma says, 'heh someone mentioned it'
Huma says, 'actually'
Huma says, 'but I dont see us goin there'
MysteryMan grumbles.
MysteryMan says, 'you guys are no fun'
MysteryMan pouts.
Nadia raises her hand.
Huma says, 'go ahead Nadia'
Huma says, 'man lost is gonna be good tonight'
Nadia says, 'If I were to like, Idea something, would I just say the jist of it, or do you want me to elaborate over the channel or what?'
MysteryMan says, 'ooh! i got another one'
Nadia = confused.
Huma says, 'if you idea a BIG idea'
Huma says, 'could always toss it on discussion baord isntead'
Huma says, 'if its a monster idea'
Nadia says, 'Its just a social idea, thassall'
Nadia can't believe that just happened. *facepalm*
Huma says, 'we read that too'
Nadia snickers softly.
Huma says, 'or a forum post'
Haley says, 'for a social give it to us in idea'
Nadia nods solemnly.
Haley says, 'and you can do two or three in a row is fine'
Nadia says, 'so 'idea Facepalm social' would basically be it?'
Asdrubael says to Nadia, 'i already ideaed that for you awhile back.'
Huma says, 'well you can elaborate'
Haley says, 'but yeah for a big elaborate one, forums or discussion are best so we can get the full idea'
Nadia chuckles politely at Asdrubael.
Huma says, 'be like if it gave 'this' and 'this' message'
Nadia nods solemnly.
Haley says, 'give us ideas of what you'd want it to do'
Haley giggles.
Nadia laughs.
Haley says, 'coz i dont get it at all when you do that :p'
Huma says, 'ya know if ya got a ltitle idea toss it on idea, you got a big one toss it on forum or discussion yeah'
Haley says, 'but I wanna understand!'
Nadia giggles at Haley.
Nadia says, 'All right, thanks.'
Huma says, 'its a sitcom thing from back in the day'
Huma says, 'when someone would do something stupid'
Haley says, 'which sitcom?'
Huma says, 'the other people on the show would just smack there hands onto their faces'
Nadia says, 'You just bascially smack your forhead lightly with the palm of your hand!'
Huma says, 'I cant remember maybe dick van dyke and stuff'
Haley says, 'i'm way older than you so back in the day wouldnt have been quite as far back for me'
Huma says, 'like real old stuff'
Haley winks suggestively.
Huma giggles.
MysteryMan raises his hand.
Nadia says, 'They do it supposedly in FF8 too. I wouldnt know though, I havent played it.'
Nadia shrugs helplessly.
Huma says, 'go ahead MM'
MysteryMan says, 'how about "slit throat"'
Huma says, 'uh... yeah'
Huma says, 'thats not gonna be a social =P'
MysteryMan says, 'not a social, you knob'
Nadia snickers softly.
MysteryMan says, 'skill'
Huma says, 'oh'
Huma says, 'backstab isnt good enough? :)'
MysteryMan says, 'dee-dee-dee'
MysteryMan says, 'make it so fransiscans cant backstab, but only slit throat'
Huma chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'instant kills will be left for snipes I think'
MysteryMan says, 'make it almost the same as backstab'
Huma says, 'then why have it'
Huma winks suggestively at MysteryMan.
Huma says, 'just use Backstab!'
MysteryMan says, 'just make it a little better, for incentive'
Huma says, 'I think there will be some cool incentives at some point'
MysteryMan says, 'or throat punch'
MysteryMan says, 'make some really dirty fighting moves...'
MysteryMan says, 'like bite, or eyegouge'
Huma says, 'hrm'
Huma says, 'I'm sure there will be something'
Huma says, 'and it'll be dirty'
Huma says, 'no worries'
MysteryMan says, '"knee lift" or sommat'
Huma says, 'toss these ideas on the forum'
MysteryMan says, 'maybe "komora"'
Huma says, 'dunno what that is'
MysteryMan says, 'somethin from the UFC...'
Huma chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'I don't think we're gonna go that direction'
MysteryMan says, 'like armbar'
You do a slow fade as MysteryMan whines at Huma, hoping he won't get to you too.
Huma says, 'well we have wrestle'
MysteryMan says, 'yeah and who uses that?'
MysteryMan says, 'frickin NOBODY'
Huma says, 'I dunno'
Huma says, 'thats a wholly seperate problem =P'
Haley bounces onto Xuvenia's lap.
Xuvenia says, 'did i miss the q&a again?'
Xuvenia peers around intently.
Huma says, 'naw'
Huma says, 'well almost'
Huma says, 'Mystery is just trying to get me to turn San Fran into the ultimate fighting championship =P'
Huma says, 'other then that nothings really happening'
Xuvenia says, 'ahhh'
MysteryMan says to Xuvenia, 'im just comin up with some new san fran skills, and they are getting shot down.'
Haley giggles.
MysteryMan says, 'hell yeah! whats tougher than UFC fighters?'
Huma says, 'I dunno Knights and wizards? :)'
Sandra says, 'the ballet dancers down at the playhouse'
MysteryMan says, 'RL, you net nerd'
Huma chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'this isnt RL!'
MysteryMan says, 'but yeah, people identify more with things that COULD actualy happen...'
Huma says, 'I dont think thats why people play the game =P'
Huma says, 'but we can have that philisophical difference :)'
MysteryMan says, 'perhaps'
MysteryMan says, 'the scariest movies to me, are the ones that could actualy happen to me'
Huma nods his agreement with MysteryMan.
Huma says, 'I understand but Legend is about living in a fantasy world'
Huma says, 'not crippling people in the hexagon'
Huma says, 'so I dont think we are gonna have stuff like that :)'
MysteryMan says, 'like getting my ass kicked by randy coutare'
Xuvenia says, 'what is topple, suckerpunch and kick then'
Xuvenia snickers softly.
Huma nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Huma says, 'we got some of it'
Huma says, 'like wrestle too'
Sandra says, 'those are things that were used'
MysteryMan says, 'hardly anybody uses topple and suckerpunch either'
Huma says, 'but adding 'throat punch' and 'low blow' are taking a different turn on it'
Sandra says, 'heh lots of people use them.'
Huma says, 'which you wont see us going'
Sandra says, 'suckerpunch can be nasty'
MysteryMan grumbles.
MysteryMan says, 'you guys suck :P'
Sandra giggles.
Sandra says, 'well, just wait and see what we'll have for san fran ;)'
Huma says, 'hey I try =P'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'San Fran will eb fun'
Huma says, 'it just wont be Vince McMahon inspired'
MysteryMan sticks his tongue out at Huma. =P
Xuvenia chuckles politely.
Xuvenia runs in circles around Somar, squealing loudly.
Huma says, 'ok ayneone else?'
Huma says, 'I'm inclined to pack it up'
Huma says, 'ok seeya guys later'
Kryptonite thuds as Huma attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.