Lecture Series Index

February 22nd, 2006

Q & A Index

Huma says, 'whatsup guys'
Salvatore raises his hand.
Huma says, 'welcome one welcome all'
Huma pokes Salvatore with Kryptonite.
Huma says, 'our first question Mr Tore'
Salvatore says, 'era exp, when will the majority of it be possibly gained for pke characters?'
Salvatore says, 'as in abilities'
Salvatore says, 'if ever....'
Huma says, 'maybe never'
Salvatore sighs loudly.
Huma says, 'extensive testing'
Huma says, 'some of its just way to powerful'
Sandra says, 'check the forum. Rufus responded in detail to Rowane's same question'
Salvatore says, 'couldn't it go along the lines of pk damage curve?'
Hacred says, 'insta 5 aim is not nice'
Huma says, 'can you imagine some of that stuff in PK'
Salvatore says, 'well obviously not that one'
Huma says, 'you could create a unable to be killed player'
Huma says, 'well as time goes by we may unlock OR lock more effects to Pkillers'
Salvatore says, 'forums I need to catch up on'
Salvatore nods to himself.
Huma says, 'no real set time on'
Salvatore nods solemnly.
Hacred raises his hand.
MysteryMan says, 'yeah, insta-aim would make an already hugely overpowered pk char even more so'
Huma says, 'insta-aims just the tip of the berg'
Huma says, 'so no... no set time'
Huma says, 'next q'
Huma pokes Hacred with Kryptonite.
Salvatore doesn't want to get started on the "oh snipers are too powerful" debate..
Huma says, 'go Hacred'
Revlis raises his glass in a toast to Salvatore.
Hacred says, 'twoguns skill, are we gonna have to blow a lot of ammo? and if so, is there going to be a lighter weight?'
Sandra says, 'well, it's two guns, and they both need ammo'
Huma says, 'lighter weight of ammo?'
Hacred says, 'well we will have to carry twice as much weight'
Sandra says, 'depending on the guns you use, some ammo is pretty light'
Huma nods his agreement with Hacred.
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'both observations are correct'
Huma says, 'gonna have to make decisions about that kinda thing'
Huma says, 'maybe a two gunner is gonna have to program more STR into his build'
Hacred says, 'although you dont have a weapon then, so thats some extra weight you dont have..'
MysteryMan says, 'plus, you'll have more room for ammo, since its pointless to carry a weapon with two-gun anyway'
Huma says, 'yeah its one of those things'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Salvatore says, 'there are ways to carry ammo on yourself to cut weight'
Salvatore shrugs helplessly.
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'two gun is 'working as intended' :)'
Sandra giggles.
Sandra says, 'it's fun too'
Hacred says to Salvatore, 'We need an ammo can.'
Hacred says, 'or ammo create if your a twogunner..'
Salvatore says to Hacred, 'we need an ammo over shoulder stat slot item.'
Salvatore says, 'or belt'
Salvatore looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'um'
Huma chuckles politely.
Sandra says, 'there is one'
Salvatore nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'yeah you guys should dig more =P'
Salvatore says, 'i know of one, but i didnt think it held anything'
Salvatore looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'actually, there's more than one'
Huma says, 'so yeah, there are ways to deal with that sorta thing'
Hacred nods solemnly.
Huma flops about helplessly.
Huma says, 'so whatsup guys'
MysteryMan shrugs helplessly.
Sandra says, 'enjoying the new stuff?'
Salvatore says, 'well, I should read forums before I ask more'
Salvatore snickers softly.
Hacred says, 'getting over strep throat.'
Salvatore says, 'I do like the idea of getting abilites after level 50'
Hacred says, 'i thought i was going to die'
Sandra comforts Hacred.
Huma says, 'dont do that Hac'
Sandra says, 'strep sucks'
Hacred nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'yeah we wanted to open up a post 50 experience to keep people in their characters'
Salvatore says, 'I just wish that I could qualify for more than like 1/3 of them'
MysteryMan says, 'well, after my redeem, i was just gonna go AA...but i guess thats kinda nerfed now :P'
Sandra says, 'it works for pkok'
Sandra says, 'just not pke'
Salvatore nods solemnly.
Salvatore says, 'says pke, not anything about pkok'
Huma nods solemnly.
Sandra nods solemnly.
Salvatore says, 'which means no more AA for me'
Huma says, 'it'll be itneresting'
Salvatore cringes in terror.
Sandra says, 'yea'
Huma says, 'what I'm worried about is PK tournaments'
Salvatore nods his agreement with Huma.
Sandra says, 'turn era abilities off ;)'
Huma says, 'aha'
Hacred nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'that's doable'
Huma says, 'there ya go folks'
Hacred says, 'beat me to it'
MysteryMan says, 'thats what i meant, im gonna redeem for a pretitle, then go for some era xp'
Salvatore says, 'I also need to work on a san fran character'
Hacred says, 'gah how do you leave a group now?'
Salvatore says, 'depart'
Sandra says, 'depart'
Hacred says, 'help file still says ditch :P'
Sandra laughs.
Huma laughs.
Hacred says, 'imma bug that'
Sandra says, 'ditch is when you ditch a char'
Huma says, 'do it'
MysteryMan says, 'hehe'
Sandra says, 'the help file is right'
Salvatore nods solemnly.
Hacred looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'read help depart'
Huma flops about helplessly.
Salvatore raises his hand.
Hacred says, 'just figured group help file would also tell you how to get out of the group'
Huma says, 'whatsup Sal'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Salvatore says, 'how has pke been doing the past month?'
Sandra says, 'it should. I'll go fix it'
Salvatore says, 'in activity etc'
Sandra says, 'the clanwar has helped'
Hacred says, 'i missed another one..'
Huma says, 'still slow, but eh ya know'
Huma says, 'slowly but surely'
Salvatore says, 'was curious because it seems we may lose 2 clans here soon'
Sandra nods solemnly.
MysteryMan says, 'loj is gone i think'
Salvatore nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'oh theres a high probability that we'll lose most of'em I think'
Sandra says, 'LoJ is already gone. Merc never really was there'
Huma says, 'go back to two or three'
Huma says, 'in a situation that we have now'
MysteryMan says, 'too late'
Huma says, 'its probably better that way'
Salvatore says, 'I would rather not be in one of the remaining 2-3 that will be left over =p'
MysteryMan says, 'theres the angels, underworld, and grendels'
Huma says, 'there actually is activity from time to time when one clan becomes really uber powerful'
Salvatore says, 'and my dead clan, official sooner than later'
Huma says, 'although sometimes that just crushes the soul of all PKE'rs'
Salvatore says to Huma, 'my problem is, not one of the 3 clans really rp much and I like some rp in my pk...'
MysteryMan says, 'well, when one clan is obviously dominant, theres usualy an uprising of the rest of the pkers to try to destroy that clan'
Salvatore shakes his head.
Huma says, 'certainly thats been gone for awhile'
Huma says, 'thats true'
Huma says to MysteryMan, 'Or everyone stops caring and says fine keep it =P'
Salvatore says, 'when a clan becomes dominant, players flock there'
Salvatore says, 'aka grendels'
Huma nods his agreement with Salvatore.
MysteryMan says, 'snicker'
Sandra says, 'it's up to that gm to turn people away'
Salvatore says, 'I know 5 players that took off to grendels'
Huma says, 'I think in this case people are going to say hey... whatever'
MysteryMan says, 'who?'
Salvatore says to Sandra, 'those gm's are, well, you know.'
Huma says, 'there needs to be a balance of two clans I find'
Huma says, 'at least remotely close to eachother'
Salvatore sighs loudly.
Huma says, 'we'll see eh'
Salvatore shrugs helplessly.
MysteryMan says, 'i actualy forsee underworld going under unless theres a serious change in activity in that clan soon'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'probably :)'
Salvatore says to Huma, 'between 2 clans, and one that was made just to go for clanwars, I can't be all too thrilled to jump ship.'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'just speaking from experience here'
MysteryMan says to Huma, 'you should change the name of this to B.B. with huma, rather than Q&A...fits better.'
Huma giggles.
MysteryMan says, 'B.S. even'
Huma says, 'yeah probably'
Huma says, 'I've been in a clan that was in a 1 on 1 war with a dominant clan and been in a clan that was so dominant that no one else showed up'
Huma says, 'I liked the first kind better'
Huma says, 'but it takes two sides =P'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Salvatore nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'takes two leaders really'
Salvatore says to Huma, 'why do you think I like being by myself of sorts?'
Hacred says to Huma, 'It takes 2 sides being on at the same time ;)'
Huma nods his agreement with Hacred.
Huma says, 'that too Hac'
Huma says, 'that too'
Huma nods his agreement with Salvatore.
Salvatore says to Huma, 'if you watch the info logs, I rack up pks back to back on the other clans.'
Salvatore beams delightedly.
Salvatore struts proudly.
Huma claps for Salvatore approvingly.
Huma says, 'yeah, its just interesting :)'
Huma says, 'sicne the grendels became once again the dominant clan the last few years'
Huma says, 'they've only every once in awhile have another guild step up and take'em on'
Salvatore says to Huma, 'i rather be the underdog, but currently its more of keeping it alive to keep me an underdog clan and not just a rogue.'
Huma says, 'and twice its been people from the grendels spliting off to be enemies'
MysteryMan chuckles politely.
Huma nods solemnly.
Salvatore says to Huma, 'the grendels run from me :('
Huma says, 'I dunno, just a strange thing I guess'
Salvatore sighs loudly.
Huma says, 'Grendels always run til they ahve more people then you'
Salvatore nods his agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'at least thats how I remember it :)'
Salvatore snickers softly.
Huma says, 'so what else is up guys'
Salvatore looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'or should I fold this at 9'
Salvatore says to Huma, 'lost is on at 9...'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Salvatore's head.
Huma giggles.
Huma says, 'its a rerun'
Salvatore says, 'shouldnt be?'
Hacred says, 'i have meatballs cookin, theyll be done in about 5 minutes'
BigGrib sinks his teeth into Munkie's flesh.
Munkie beams at BigGrib delightedly.
Huma chuckles politely.
Huma waves a welcome to BigGrib. Hello!
Huma says, 'any questions Big? Lines free'
MysteryMan says, 'munkie flung pu!'
Munkie nods her agreement with MysteryMan.
BigGrib says, 'not at the moment in eating'
BigGrib grins evilly.
Huma says, 'I ate thai food today'
Huma says, 'actually after this I was gonna so a buddy but can do that whenever'
Salvatore growls.
Salvatore says to Huma, 'you ruined my night now.'
BigGrib says, 'im eating a mexican'
Hacred says, 'can you tell us what pistolwhip is actually going to do? so its worth a 2 round lag?'
Sandra says, 'it's worth it'
Huma says, 'its coo'
Hacred says, 'what lvl can i learn it'
Hacred ducks to the ground.
Huma says, 'experiment@'
You do a slow fade as Hacred whines at Sandra, hoping he won't get to you too.
MysteryMan says, '50+'
Sandra giggles.
Salvatore plans on making a pkok san fran.
Hacred is a pkok san fran.
Munkie raises her hand.
Salvatore smiles at Hacred.
Sandra says, 'it's very worth it ;)'
Huma says, 'go ahead munkie'
Huma says, 'we like to call pistol whip the I Winn Button'
Sandra giggles.
Hacred whispers quietly to Salvatore.
Munkie says, 'how many members of a clan have to pledge to someone before he/she becomes the GM?'
Sandra says, 'the majority'
Huma says, 'more then half I think'
Sandra says, 'for example'
Sandra says, 'say that everyone was pledging GM'
Sandra says, 'and there are 5 clanmates'
Sandra says, '3 need to pledge Otherguy'
Sandra says, 'however'
Munkie nods solemnly.
Sandra says, 'if most are pleding themself, then it's possible that less than the majority will work'
Sandra says, 'if that makes sense'
Sandra says, 'a GM can be a Gm with only 2 pledges'
Huma says, 'oh its a plurality?'
Sandra says, 'it's whoever has the most'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Munkie says, 'can I ask a different question?'
Huma says, 'dont have to break the 50% barrier or anything'
Huma says, 'yeah go ahead'
Sandra says, 'right'
Munkie says, 'can a person be accepted into a clan without him/her being online?'
Sandra shakes her head.
Munkie pouts.
Sandra says, 'have to be online and in the same room'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Munkie sighs loudly.
Munkie says, 'okie.. no further questions'
Sandra smiles happily.
Huma says, 'yes officer'
Huma says, 'may I leave then'
Sandra giggles.
Huma giggles.
Munkie shakes her head.
Munkie says, 'never!'
Huma says, 'I cant take it!'
Huma says, 'get the light outta my face@'
Munkie giggles.
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Munkie says, 'confess..'
Katsuichi chuckles politely.
Munkie says to Huma, 'we all know you did it..'
Huma whimpers softly.
Huma says, 'he had one arm'
Huma says, 'and I'm Harrison Ford I cant be bad'
Katsuichi peers at Huma, looking him up and down.
Sandra says, 'you're also really old then'
Munkie swoons into Huma's arms.
Salvatore says, 'I would ask about twogun, but I am sure you would say, "go try it"'
Salvatore snickers softly.
Sandra says, 'what do you wanna know?'
Huma says, 'I'm young indiana jones, not old'
Sandra giggles.
Salvatore says, 'my basic question is, if I make a san fran, will I want to always use 2 guns and no weapon?'
Sandra looks up into the sky and ponders.
Munkie says to Huma, 'ageless?'
Katsuichi says to Huma, 'Wasnt that river phoenix in the movie?'
Sandra says, 'I can't say for sure. I'm not you'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'it was and I am ageless'
Katsuichi says to Huma, 'You look good for a dead guy.'
Sandra says, 'there are some that are using it now tho. They'd be the ones to ask'
Salvatore says, 'I think it would be fun, if it is effective'
Sandra says, 'oh it's effective'
Salvatore says, 'the snipeless is turning me off to it though'
Salvatore looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra giggles.
Sandra says, 'imagine your shoot damage'
Sandra says, 'then double it'
Salvatore says, 'my shoot damage is horrid'
Munkie looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'it's like a double kick'
Huma nods solemnly.
Salvatore says, 'ok, so a double kick every 2 rounds is all I would get...'
Salvatore says, 'how is that effective? =p'
Huma actually thinks that once people start using it heavily in PK we will have to dial it back maybe =P
Sandra says, 'and whatever else shoot does'
Sandra says, 'it uses shoot, so you get all that too'
Sandra says, 'but you can't call shots'
Salvatore says, 'ok, so I twogun shoot, im then lagged 2 rounds correct? so I can't shoot either for 2 rounds etc?'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Salvatore says, 'so if I am not doing 2 rounds worth of damage then it wouldn't be effective.. added with a shot or a kick in combat'
Sandra says, 'try it'
Salvatore says, 'see!'
Salvatore snickers softly.
Munkie giggles at Sandra.
Katsuichi chuckles politely.
Sandra says, 'you're basing things on what you don't know'
Sandra says, 'so if you're gonna speculate, then yes, try it'
Sandra says, 'if you're gonna ask me if I think it's effective, then take what I say'
Salvatore says, 'im trying to compare it to 2 rounds of melee and a kick or a shot during that vs one skill'
Huma says, 'then do so'
Salvatore says, 'hard to without pk involvement which is also on a curve, how do you test it on a mob? =p'
Huma looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma says, 'I dunno'
Salvatore is trying to be complicated, since if he makes a newbie, he wont have nice friends to calm/report the mob
Huma giggles.
Huma says, 'go make a san franciscan and start shooting someone'
Huma says, 'then put on a weapon and try it'
Salvatore laughs.
Sandra says, 'it's a lot of fun. And you will notice it's effectiveness'
Salvatore says to Huma, 'do I poop out 2 guns for my newbie? =p'
Salvatore snickers softly.
Salvatore nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'uh I imagine there is a way to get guns at a low level in san fran'
Salvatore says, 'I will have to'
Sandra giggles.
BigGrib says, 'buy them'
Salvatore says to Huma, 'i heard actually, some players were having problems leveling in san fran.'
Salvatore looks up into the sky and ponders.
Salvatore says, 'is that a rumor? or are they not seeing the low mobs?'
Huma says, 'tell them to idea stuff'
Sandra says, 'rumor'
Huma says, 'whats missing what they want whatever'
Salvatore nods solemnly.
Sandra says, 'there's about 100 low level mobs there. So leveling isn't a problem'
Salvatore cheers for Sandra - huzzah!
BigGrib nods his agreement with Sandra.
Sandra says, 'and another 20 or so on the way to pittsburgh'
Salvatore says to Sandra, 'btw, I like the new walking route.'
Sandra smiles happily.
Sandra says, 'I hate writing rooms. Don't make me do it again :P'
Huma chuckles politely.
BigGrib says, 'havent found the new route yet'
Salvatore says, 'I have yet to run through dartmoor much, I seen a cap room and am too affraid to try to go past it'
Huma laughs.
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'DT's are scary its true'
Salvatore nods his agreement with Huma.
BigGrib says, 'yeah just ask me'
BigGrib says, '4 dt's in 3 weeks after a full re-eq'
Sandra says, 'wait til you see silk road'
Salvatore says to Sandra, 'the room names?'
Salvatore ducks to the ground.
Sandra says, 'oh LA did the rooms ;)'
Salvatore laughs.
Huma winces in sympathy with BigGrib.
Salvatore says to Sandra, 'new sick disguises there also?'
Salvatore snickers softly.
Sandra nods solemnly.
Sandra giggles.
Salvatore looks up into the sky and ponders.
Huma chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'so what else guys'
Sandra giggles.
Salvatore shrugs helplessly.
Salvatore says, 'seems like just me'
Huma giggles.
Huma says, 'well ok then'
Huma says, 'might as well end it!'
Salvatore says, 'and I just want extra money if my clan dies =p'
Huma giggles.
Huma says, 'the game eats the cash'
Salvatore says, 'yeah I know'
Salvatore sighs loudly.
Salvatore says, 'I think I am just going to sell them to myself'
Salvatore says, 'nobody else uses them anyway, when they were here'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'well thats up to you'
Huma says, 'ok gonna end it!'
Kryptonite thuds as Huma attempts to bounce it - what a klutz.
Huma says, 'ended!'