Lecture Series Index

January 25th, 2006

Q & A Index

Huma says, 'I'[ll start early'
Slasher raises his hand.
Huma says, 'so lustification please ask away'
Lust says, 'so do attacking and killing pkok characters count towards the token totals when nestor tallies that up? or only pke?'
Huma says, 'only PKE'
Lust says, 'i was waiting for pokification from the kryptonitation'
Sandra says, 'uh I think it's pke only'
Huma says, 'as far as I know'
Lust says, 'that's what i thought, just confirming'
Huma says, 'thats true'
Freaky says, 'sorry lust, no getting your friends to let you kill them, wont work :P'
Freaky winks suggestively at Lust.
Huma pokes Lust with Kryptonite.
Huma pokes Slasher with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'Slashbot is next'
Slasher says, 'how does the regulatory system work with crossplay?'
Lust says, 'nahhh, i rejected pkok's like as soon as we realized it was pke only, but mojo was confusing me'
Lust says, 'so i came here for clarification'
Huma says, 'how do you mean'
Freaky nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'like how do we track it?'
Freaky says, 'hes confusing'
Huma says, 'how do we punish?'
Sandra says, 'we catch you, we hurt you. The end.'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'we have ways of knowing'
Huma says, 'we cause you pain'
Sandra says, 'causing pain is yum'
Slasher says, 'say you piss off some char/player...and they create an alt to specificaly kill you...'
Huma says, 'phycially... psychologically.... emotionally'
Sandra says, 'that's xplay'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'and if you have proof'
Sandra says, 'won't have it.'
Huma pokes Haley in the ribs.
Freaky says, 'hard to track xplay mind you'
Huma says, 'send it right to that one right there'
Sandra says, 'it is actually really easy to track'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Slasher says, 'just curious'
Huma says, 'yeah its easy'
Huma says, 'but we rarely act on just your word'
Huma says, 'so if you got some proof thathelps'
SweetHeart says, 'people do it all the time'
Freaky says, 'and really, if you think about it, every time someone gets out of pke to make a new alt because they are loosing to people, they are guilty!'
SweetHeart says, 'used to do it more so in the past though'
Slasher says, 'because it becomes not fun anymore when people act out personal vendettas just because they dont like something you did'
Huma says, 'yeah it happened a lot more in the past to the point of absurdity'
Lust nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'like people would literally carry on the same convo between chars on chat'
Lust says, 'i dunno why people care about a low level surgeon anyway, it's not like pk healing does much anymore :P'
Sandra says, 'if you specifically retire your pkiller to make a new one to kill a current pkiller, you are xplaying, and harassing, and when Haley is done putting a hurt on you, it's my turn'
Huma grins evilly.
Lust cheers for Sandra - huzzah!
Haley nods solemnly.
SweetHeart says, 'my favorite was people making characters that were related to their others and use it in rp'
Sandra says, 'so uh, don't do that'
Freaky says, 'then sandra, ban the whole mud!'
Slasher says, 'oh im not'
Freaky says, 'or at least the half that pk'
Huma says, 'well, theres a couple different ways'
Haley says, 'when it comes out of characters in with personal vendettas, that's harassment and that is treated with zero tollerance.'
Haley says, 'in character and out of character are different things.'
Huma says, 'I mean... if you make a new PK'er to be more competitive against others thats one thing, but if you make a char specifically to just... hurt someone'
Huma says, 'theres a different'
Huma says, 'wanting to be competitive versus wanting to hurt others'
Huma says, 'its all about motive'
Lust nods her agreement with Huma.
Slasher says, 'so, for instance, if one created an alt to perma me, that would be grounds for termination of the most painful variety?'
Haley says, 'and if you have a specific complaint, come talk to me as soon as Q&A is over.'
Haley says, 'please'
Sandra nods her agreement with Slasher.
Huma says, 'yeah we dont like that Slasher'
Huma says, 'get us some prooooooof'
Huma says, 'talk to Haley after Q&A'
Slasher says, 'shit! i dont like that!'
Huma says, 'privately'
Huma says, 'l'
Sandra says, 'we are lenient about some things. However, this isn't one of them.'
Huma says, 'so yeas that question answered?'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Slasher nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'alright then had anyone else raised there hand I have an empty queue'
Haley nods solemnly.
Freaky raises her hand.
Slasher says, 'but if i cant find proof, theres always MY way of execution with extreme predudice'
Huma pokes Freaky with Kryptonite.
Lust says, 'yeah, i'll help ya perma him :P'
Freaky says, 'just curious, are you guys holding back on a bunch of stuff with coding right now? or just not many people coding atm due to rl issues?'
Haley says, 'I stay online at all times due to things like this.'
Huma says, 'hrm'
Haley says, 'so i can go back and watch public channels if alerted to something.'
Huma says, 'holding back nah'
Sandra says, 'we're not holding back. Just people getting back in the swing after holidays'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Lust says, 'how come there haven't been area updates in the last two weeks'
Lust peers around intently.
Huma says, 'also'
Sandra says, 'same reason'
Huma says, 'we have big projects getting hammered on as opposed to quick bang it out in a couple weeks things'
Lust giggles.
Sandra says, 'but there are area updates this week'
Sandra says, 'just not posted yet :)'
Lust says, 'okay'
Lust giggles.
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'the holidays + the troubles with the hard drive'
Sandra says, 'yea'
Asdrubael reads message #48 on the welcome board.
Freaky says, 'just seems like things have slowed way down is all, and the things being worked on, seem to be things that if you were to write out what needs to be done, would make the bottom of the importance list'
Huma says, 'tossed us all up in the air like a grab bag'
Starbright has arrived from the east.
Starbright says, 'hi everybody!'
Starbright runs around the room in circles, squealing loudly.
Huma waves a welcome to Starbright. Hello!
Starbright jumps into Lust's lap and cuddles her, sparkling brightly.
Starbright bounces onto Huma's lap.
Sandra says to Freaky, 'They have some. But we are also working on some bigger things for the birthday, etc.'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Starbright nuzzles Sandra, leaving little sprinkles of stardust behind.
Freaky says, 'hope so'
Huma says, 'think about it this way'
Starbright sparkles in Haley's general direction.
Starbright prances in circles around Asdrubael, smiling happily.
Starbright returns to being In Character.
Asdrubael is completely boggled.
Huma says, 'when Sandra and Rufus took over they have a list of stuff they wanted to do real fast'
Huma says, 'and they did a lot of'em'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Freaky nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'and now its like reload and aim the gun again'
Freaky nods solemnly.
Sandra says, 'and we saved some things for the birthday on purpose ;)'
Huma says, 'but theres lots of big thingies too'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'so yes'
Huma says, 'other questions'
Lust says to Huma, 'You need to make someone run trivia games.'
Lust peers around intently.
Sandra giggles.
Huma peers around intently.
Huma says, 'well february will have some of that'
Huma says, 'and I'll figure out a way to get a trivia ya know... series in'
Lust says, 'cut down on the wowcrack maybe'
Lust ducks to the ground.
Huma goes EEK! at Lust in distress - isn't Lust an awful person for teasing?
Slasher nods his agreement with Lust.
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'you cut down on the... stupidcrack!'
Slasher snickers softly.
Lust looks at Huma, boggled.
Sandra says, 'same thing, isn't it? ;)'
Huma says, 'so who else has questions =P'
Freaky says, 'ohh, burning jib, what a comeback'
Huma flops about helplessly.
Lust says, 'yeah, not so many questions going on anymore'
Huma says, 'I am the very model of a modern major general I have information animal vegetable and mineral'
Sandra nods her agreement with Lust.
Huma says, 'ya know, I think we are so open now =P'
Sandra says, 'yea, it's kinda funny'
Huma says, 'we dont have any secrets or little nooks and crannies'
Lust says, 'so you guys can't tell me if an item actually exists in the game or not?'
Lust says, 'why not? :P'
Freaky says, 'man, Q and A used to be this great big ugly thing'
Huma nods his agreement with Freaky.
Sandra nods her agreement with Freaky.
Huma says, 'all my regulars stopped coming except you Freaky'
Huma says, 'and Lust'
Sandra says to Lust, 'We'd have to kill you. It'd get messy :('
Lust says, 'been going crazy trying to find an item that exists in my crappy eqs program but i can't seem to find'
Huma says, 'the loud ones left'
Rush has arrived from the east.
Sandra giggles.
Rush looks at the news board.
Slasher snickers at Huma nastily.
Lust says, 'that's cool, i'm fine with getting killed :P'
Rush looks at the welcome board.
Sandra says, 'hehe'
Huma says, 'I mean hey... I dont mind being able to watch lost =P'
Lust snickers softly.
Sandra says, 'lost!'
Lust says, 'you didn't have to do it on wednesdays'
Huma says, 'so hey do you guys like the new Expie-o-matic?'
Lust attempts to prod Huma but Huma isn't about to go anywhere.
Freaky says, 'people would sit here and argue for hours about stuff and Imms would be like, we are um, working on something and doing something and well, you may see something happen about something in the um, forseeable future :P'
Sandra says, 'yea'
Lust says, 'it's nice except for where poofs got cut off cuz the cut and paste isn't long enough to save it all'
Haley says to Lust, 'Its fixed now :)'
Lust says, 'oh neat'
Haley says to Lust, 'Ladyace fixed it like a couple hours ago.'
Haley beams delightedly.
Lust says, 'okay, goody'
Sandra says, 'we have become much more open. It's something that we hope helps the relations between staff and players'
Lust says, 'cuz i bitched about that to mert yesterday'
Lust says to Sandra, 'But you're not open enough to confirm the existence of an item.'
Lust ducks to the ground.
Lust snickers softly.
Sandra giggles.
Sandra says, 'yea, can't tell you that stuff ;)'
Huma says, 'I mean... what were my general complaints'
SweetHeart snickers softly.
Slasher ducks to the ground.
Lust says, 'that's lame!'
Huma says, 'sniper head shot'
Huma says, 'blind'
Lust giggles.
Huma says, 'what else'
Huma says, 'ya know what'
Sandra says, 'stun'
Huma says, 'people bitch on the forums now =P'
Sandra says, 'steal'
Huma says, 'thats what happens'
Sandra looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Freaky nods her agreement with Huma.
SweetHeart returns to being In Character.
Straussy has arrived from the east.
Straussy tips his hat gallantly.
Slasher conjures a duck out of midair and throws it at Huma!
Sandra says, 'yea, I like the forum!'
Sandra says, 'tho, I guess I'm biased'
Huma conjures The Jangly Banjo of Red Death out of midair and throws it at Slasher!
Huma gets Pope Benedict XVI from a black satin top-hat.
Freaky says, 'guys, could you try upping the damage on headshot by 20 to 40% and then removing the extra stun percentage and run with that for a bit? I really think thats the answer to the headshot thing'
Slasher sticks his tongue out at Huma. =P
Lust says to Huma, 'While you're here, lemme see your poof for expies consideration.'
Huma conjures Pope Benedict XVI out of midair and throws it at Lust!
Lust says, 'no way'
Slasher says to Huma, 'you missed! nyah nyah!'
Lust says, 'headshot already hurts enough :P'
Freaky says, 'headshot only hurts because of the constant stunning'
Huma says, 'plus theres already a 'do more dmg' type shot'
Sandra says, 'I don't think that we'll be increasing the damage on headshot'
Lust says, 'even without the stun it hurts'
Huma says, 'pick your poison =P'
Sandra says, 'that's what body shot is for'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'right'
Huma puts Pope Benedict XVI in a black satin top-hat.
Huma says, 'heh I type 'get pope hat''
Freaky says, 'body shot should have less damage and still have stun chance'
Huma says, 'and I always think of his pyramid gold/white thing he wears'
Lust says, 'snipers have enough of an advantage already'
Lust zones out.
Asdrubael says, 'Humas shouldn't have an apostraphe if it's meant in the plural. Apostraphe means possession.'
Straussy says to Huma, 'I bet the vatican is looking for him.'
Freaky says, 'shooting in the head over the body, head would seem to be a more damagable target'
Huma nods his agreement with Straussy.
Huma pats a black satin top-hat affectionately.
Sandra says, 'well, not really'
Freaky says, 'I agree, snipers have way to much with headshot'
Freaky says, 'im trying to make it more realistic'
Straussy raises his hand.
Sandra says, 'I think Rufus might go with his idea on the forum. I'm not sure yet though'
Huma says, 'ok Straussy raise his old hand'
Freaky says, 'so that snipers are still able to use the skills, but not super use just headshot'
Huma says, 'I like Ruf's idea on the forum'
Lust says, 'what idea was that?'
Lust says, 'i don't read the forum :P'
Huma says, 'raise hand and find out!'
Freaky says, 'to turn shooting into a 2 round lag'
Sandra says, 'if they target a bodypart, it's a 2 round lag'
Straussy says, 'my usual question: are there any areas in the final stages of the build process?'
Sandra says, 'yes'
Huma says, 'Dartmoor!'
Lust says, 'yes, please... give shoot some lag :P'
Sandra says, 'and silk road'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'a good number in there'
Haley bounces onto Sandra's lap.
Straussy says, 'and a quick follow up, what are the themes of each area?'
Haley says, 'silk road yum!'
Rush leaves east.
Lust says, 'oh so, dartmoor and silk road are going in for the bday?'
Lust peers around intently.
Huma says, 'dartmoor = Sherlock Holmes'
Huma says, 'very cool'
Sandra says, 'well, his suggestion was that if you just use shoot, with no body target, you get the 1 round(with a gun) lag, if you shoot you get a 2 round lag'
Sandra says, 'silk road is uh, the silk road'
Sandra says, 'but only the china part'
Freaky raises her hand.
Lust thanks Sandra heartily.
Haley says, 'hehe'
Huma says, 'yes like westerners head to china to get silk'
Straussy says, 'oh capital! I do say, a little sherlock holmes. what a fine selection!'
Huma nods his agreement with Straussy.
Huma says, 'ok Freaky is up'
Huma pokes Freaky with Kryptonite.
Freaky says, 'are the chances to stun with a bow different then with a gun in general? no matter what type of shot used?'
Sandra says, 'I seem to remember that they are different, slightly.'
Huma says, 'oh?'
Hadrian has arrived from the east.
Maybe you should help Hadrian hail a cab, he's having no luck.
Sandra says, 'Let me take a look'
Freaky says, 'what would be the reasoning for bows to have less of a chance? even if only slight?'
Lust says, 'uhhh brb'
Sandra says, 'because of taint'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'use taint its a good thing'
Asdrubael puts a moose-hide pouch in a belt-pouch.
Huma says, 'people have gotten awway from it a bit recently'
Freaky says, 'ok, but taint due to vials is um, not so hot compared to the speed of guns right now'
Asdrubael gets an arrow coated with a viscous white film from a moosehide quiver.
Asdrubael peers intently at an arrow coated with a viscous white film.
Asdrubael puts an arrow coated with a viscous white film in a moosehide quiver.
Freaky says, 'I use taint, trust me :)'
Sandra says, 'guns is the problem. When that is fixed it will be fine'
Freaky says, 'I love my blinding serpents tooth'
Huma nods solemnly.
Straussy raises his hand.
Huma says, 'bows aint goin up guns are comin down I imagine'
Freaky says, 'cool'
Huma says, 'ok Freaky, gonna move back onto Straussy'
Slasher cheers for Huma - huzzah!
Lust has arrived from the east.
Freaky nods solemnly.
Huma pokes Straussy with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'you're up'
Straussy says, 'any plans for making sea travel more fun?'
Sandra looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'not that I can remember'
Huma says, 'whats boring about it'
Straussy says, 'well its always a quick trip'
Straussy says, 'getting from point A to point B has always been a breeze'
Freaky says, 'any suggestions?'
Huma says, 'oh like making it take time to travel between points?'
Straussy says, 'yes'
Lust says, 'uhh, i already hate going to lima'
Straussy says, 'but add somethign else like a variable'
Lust says, 'please don't make it worse :P'
Sandra says, 'we overlook the speed in order to keep up the playability'
Straussy says, 'some kind of possibility for an event.. an encounter etc'
Huma says, 'do you hate lima cuz of the DTs or the time to travel'
Slasher says, 'what? like a wandering DT?'
Lust smirks.
Sandra says, 'nobody wants to spend an hour going from england to lima'
Lust says, 'yeah, that's what the sea serpent is'
Straussy says, 'right'
Asdrubael smirks at Lust.
Lust says to Huma, 'It's just soooo far.'
Huma says, 'well it would be different if we had a population of say 500 people =P'
Huma says, 'and a world to support it'
Straussy says, 'i was just thinking if im traveling from london to bengal... the possibility of running into rare encounters like merchant ships or aggro pirates'
Huma says, 'we could probably slow up travel because there'd be so much going on in one place'
Huma says, 'my F3 macro'
Huma says, ''send a letter to the area maintainer''
Sandra says to Straussy, 'If you have ideas in certain places, idea them. That's for the specific maintainers.'
Lust snickers softly.
Straussy nods his agreement with Sandra.
Straussy says, 'its not so much about speed...'
Huma says, 'people reverse engineer this place so well =P'
Slasher says, 'like more dogfish?'
Huma says, 'it'd be hard to make any encounter random'
Straussy says, 'and im not saying make it slower... just have encounters really.. but yes i will definately idea what i have so far'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'not a bad idea'
Straussy beams at Huma delightedly.
Huma says, 'up to builders but I dont see why not ya know'
Straussy says, 'no prob'
Huma says, 'my personal opinion on the game'
Slasher says, 'i dont know about anyone else, maybe because im PKE, but i dont wanna be down to 50 HP's and flee right into a pack of dogfish'
Huma says, 'one of the problems'
Huma says, 'is the lack of anything rare'
Lust says, 'ahh, suger repopped! chalice time'
Sandra says, 'there is usually a way to avoid things'
Huma waves happily.
Huma says, 'so yeah'
Huma says, 'whatsup guys :)'
Huma says, 'other questions?'
Sassafrass shakes her head.
Sassafrass says, 'i'm here for the food'
Sandra giggles.
Huma has created a portion of food!
Huma peers intently at a portion of food.
Haley says, 'hehe'
Huma says, 'thats what happens when you load food'
Huma eats a portion of food.
Sassafrass beams delightedly.
Sassafrass slides up to Pete, the janitor and tries to seduce him.
Straussy hordes the chocolate chip cookies.. Wha ch'late ips ook okkies?
Huma says, 'I saw Rufus do this once people enjoyed it'
Huma gets a lime from a coconut.
Huma puts a lime in a coconut.
Sassafrass snickers softly.
Huma says, 'I was always amused by that =P'
Straussy says, 'put da lime in coke?'
Huma says, 'put da lime in da coconut'
Huma says, 'and drink'em both up'
Sassafrass says, 'put da lime in the coke, you nut'
Straussy peers at Sassafrass, looking her up and down.
Huma says, 'coke, you nut is the song =P'
Sassafrass snickers softly.
Huma says, 'er the commericla'
Sassafrass nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'commercial not the real song'
Asdrubael sniffs sadly.
Straussy patiently twiddles his thumbs.
Huma flops about helplessly.
Huma says, 'so whatsup'
Huma says, 'want me to pull the plug on this thing?'
Sassafrass snickers softly.
Straussy says, 'speaking as a level 25 mafiosi gunslinger. I'm having a lot of fun :)'
Sandra smiles happily.
Huma claps for Straussy approvingly.
Huma says, 'good to hear'
Hadrian says, 'keep up the good work immys'
Huma says, 'lost is on'
Sassafrass goes EEK! in distress.
Huma says, 'I'm gonna fold this up eh'
Huma says, 'you guys are all quiet'
Huma says, 'going...'
Sassafrass says, 'i will have to download it'
Straussy says, 'i can muster more'
Huma says, 'going....'
Huma says, 'heh no worries I promise its ok =P'
Straussy says, 'gimme a sec i'll get you a crowd'
Huma says, 'please its OK =P'
Sassafrass giggles at Straussy.
Huma says, 'I really dont mind going to watch Lost'
Huma giggles.
Sandra giggles.
Huma says to Tanaka, 'Have a question?'
Tanaka says, 'not really'
Tanaka chuckles politely.
Huma nods solemnly.
Sassafrass raises her hand.
Huma waves a welcome to Tanaka. Hello!
Huma pokes Sassafrass with Kryptonite.
Lust has arrived from the east.
Huma says, 'go ahead'
Lust pants.
Lust points at Suger's chalice.
Sassafrass says, 'so, who's gonna hook up, sawyer and kate or the doc and kate?'
Slasher has arrived from the east.
Sassafrass snickers softly.
Huma says, 'sawyer and kate duh'
Sassafrass cheers wildly!
Sassafrass says, 'that's all i have then'
Huma says, 'Docs all up ons Ana Lucia'
Straussy says, 'did we even make an hour?'
Tanaka says, 'what changes are going to be coming in anytime soon'
Straussy pouts.
Sassafrass says, 'will her giant teeth'
Huma says, 'oh shes a dreamboat'
Huma says, 'shus'
Huma says, 'shush'
Straussy says, 'ok then'
Sassafrass says, 'but she does have giant chiklet teeth'
Straussy waves happily.
Sassafrass sighs loudly.
Tanaka raises his hand.
Sassafrass waves happily.
Sassafrass says, 'take care'
Huma pokes Tanaka with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'whatsup?'
Tanaka says, 'will there be any new skill changes coming in soon?'
Huma says, 'uh'
Huma says, 'that shooting thing on the forum might change sometime soon'
Huma says, 'other then that I havent seen anything on the radar'
Tanaka says, 'guess i should get around to checking the forums hrm'
Huma giggles.
Huma says, 'thinking of making called shots cost 2 rounds of skill lag'
Huma says, 'and normal shots 1 round of skill lag'
Tanaka wrinkles his nose with distaste.
Lust says, 'why does shooting get only a 1 round lag anyway?'
Huma says, 'its not really all that great'
Lust says, 'every other fight skill and spell takes two rounds'
Huma says, 'or didnt used to be'
Huma says, 'back in 'the day' when it first started out'
Lust says, 'autorush NEVER works either'
Huma nods his agreement with Lust.
Huma says, 'I agree there'
Tanaka says, 'tell kastina for?'
Tanaka winces.
Lust says, 'i've had it on forever, and i have never autorushed someone who's shooting at me'
Huma chuckles politely at Tanaka.
Lust says, 'and believe me, i've been shot at a lot'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'its pretty rare'
Huma says, 'for anyone with anything near low perc'
Lust says, 'i think fixing autorush would go a long way to balance shooting'
Huma says, 'I THINK'
Huma says, 'its on the same type of table like... headbutt and con'
Huma says, 'like if you have 40 con'
Lust says, 'i have 40 perc for rudh spells and i've never rushed'
Huma says, 'you get headbutted all the time'
Tanaka says, 'i hate the stun changes without being able to backstab when they are stunned'
Huma says, 'and if you have 40 perc you constantly fail autorush'
Tanaka sulks in the corner.
Lust says, 'mebbe it needs looking at :P'
Huma says, 'yeah'
Lust peers around intently.
Huma says, 'its already been put into the queue'
Huma says, 'of things to look at'
Lust says, 'oh goody'
Huma says, 'while we were speaking'
Lust snickers softly.
Lust says, 'yay then'
Tanaka says, 'ok gotta go to ithica'
Huma says, 'and there ya go'
Huma says, 'so'
Huma says, 'over?'
Huma says, 'anyone has any questions?'
Huma says, 'ok then'
Kryptonite thuds as Huma attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.