Lecture Series Index

June 27th, 2006

Q & A Index

Xuvenia says, 'hey dood'
Huma says, 'hey whatsup'
Xuvenia says, 'i was just gonna run out and have a cig before the qa'
Huma nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Huma says, 'you've got some time'
Xuvenia nods solemnly.
Xuvenia says, 'yea i know'
Xuvenia giggles.
Xuvenia says, 'that's why i was surprised when you showed up'
Xuvenia says, 'didn't think i was going to have to entertain you'
Xuvenia grins evilly.
Huma says, 'figured I'd set up'
Huma laughs.
Huma says, 'normally I'm the one doing the entertaining'
Xuvenia grins evilly.
Xuvenia says, 'i've been entertaining all day'
Huma peers around intently.
Huma says, 'o rly'
Xuvenia says, 'we had an imm in disguise come in at some point where i was saying something horribly incriminating'
Huma snickers softly.
Xuvenia says, 'will discuss after smokies'
Huma salutes Xuvenia briskly. Why don't people obey YOU like that?
Xuvenia says, 'we have no idea who it is still'
Huma says, 'oh?'
Xuvenia says, 'hey vince'
Vincenza smiles at Xuvenia.
A heavenly aura appears in the room, is that Sandra?
Sandra smiles happily.
Xuvenia says, 'woohoo'
Sandra giggles.
Vincenza sits down on a chair.
Huma says, 'woah ok here'
Huma flops about helplessly.
Xuvenia says, 'you should mention we'll be discussing the hot-button issue of the day'
Xuvenia nods to herself.
Huma says, 'theres a horrible episode of the next generation season 1 on'
Xuvenia says, 'improve viewership'
Sandra giggles.
Xuvenia says to Huma, 'Which one.'
Huma says, 'it involves wesley crusher I dont think I've seen it'
Xuvenia laughs.
Xuvenia says, 'i <3 wesley crusher!'
Huma says, 'oh its the one where he falls into the flowers and they decide to have him killed'
Xuvenia says, 'i had such a nerdcrush on him :P'
Sandra says, 'hehe'
Xuvenia says, 'oh that one'
Sandra slowly fades into existence.
Vincenza says, 'oh I have seen that'
Zillah has begun to lurk.
Huma says, 'yeah its loserish'
Xuvenia waves a welcome to Zillah. Hello!
Sandra pets Zillah lovingly.
Vincenza says, 'I have season 1 on dvd'
 on a chair.
Xuvenia giggles.
LadyAce says, 'let me guess. He has an idea, he sticks his nose where it doesn't belong, he gets in trouble, he pouts and whines, he saves the day?'
Zillah snaps at Sandra - whoa, glad you're not her!
Xuvenia giggles at LadyAce.
Zillah grins evilly at Sandra... Wonder what he's thinking...
LadyAce says, 'seen it :)'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'no Picard saves the day'
Huma says, 'and Wesley is a whore'
Zillah says to LadyAce, 'I haven't seen you around in A/ages.'
Xuvenia says, 'nerds, on a mud, who knew?'
Huma says, 'I'm such a TNG nerd... its embarressing'
Zillah grins evilly at Xuvenia... Wonder what he's thinking...
Xuvenia grins evilly at Huma... Wonder what she's thinking...
Vincenza says, 'its an awesome show'
Xuvenia says, 'i watched every episode when they came out'
LadyAce says, 'I think Q and Guinan were my favorite chars'
Zillah says, 'where the hell is Loren?'
LadyAce says, 'or however you spell her names'
Xuvenia says, 'yea Q rocks'
Zillah says, 'what a slacker'
LadyAce says, 'name rather'
Vincenza says, 'I cant believe they didnt have Q in a movie'
Vincenza is completely boggled.
Xuvenia says to LadyAce, 'You got it :)'
LadyAce says, 'Lorenzo is cutting some eggplant for me'
Xuvenia says, 'yea they need to do that'
Vincenza says, 'too late now Im thinking'
Zillah says to LadyAce, 'Kick him for me?'
Vincenza says, 'with TNG cast anyways'
Kastina raises her hand.
Zillah says to LadyAce, 'He'll know who it's from. I think.'
Huma nods solemnly.
Zillah snickers softly.
Huma says, 'ok was Kastina the first raised hand?'
Kastina throws her head back and cackles gleefully!
Huma says, 'I zoned out because this episode of TNG gave me intestinal problems'
Xuvenia nods her agreement with Huma.
LadyAce says, 'I'll let him know his presence was requested'
Huma says, 'but go ahead Kastina'
Xuvenia giggles.
Kastina says, 'would it be considered to allow housing to save over archive?'
Kastina says, 'seeing as how purgings are back in'
Huma says, 'uh... I dont think it will be'
Zillah says, 'reason?'
Kastina says, 'why not if we have the money?'
Vincenza says, 'what about for military?'
Huma says, 'the entire world would pretty quickly have no housing areas left'
Kastina says, 'build more world!'
LadyAce says, 'if you're unarchived, you stay live as long as your house is'
Vincenza says, 'I have to archive for around 4 months at a time'
Zillah says, 'if it's for housing, why not build a dedicated housing area?'
Zillah blinks.
Huma says, 'that would be the big problem'
LadyAce says, 'your playerfile doesn't purge when you are still paying for housing'
Huma says, 'all the housing would be eaten up'
Xuvenia says, 'it doesn't'
Huma says, 'and the only places to have houses would be in butt-land egypt'
Xuvenia peers around intently.
Kastina says, 'oh wait, so if we have a house, we don't purge ever?'
Kastina says, 'sweet!'
LadyAce says, 'as long as you have $$'
Huma says, 'wow there ya go'
Kastina says, 'not a problem'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Kastina's head.
Zillah says, 'so make a giant apartment building'
Xuvenia says, 'really? how come that fact isn't advertised'
Xuvenia giggles.
Vincenza says, 'I can handle that'
LadyAce says, 'um, dunno. I learned it at Q&A, myself :P'
Zillah chuckles politely.
Kastina says, 'my questions rock'
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Ranmaru raises his hand.
Zillah says to Kastina, 'Too bad you don't rock as hard as your questions.'
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Huma says, 'go ahead Ranmaru'
Xuvenia raises her hand.
Zillah beams at Lorenzo delightedly.
Ranmaru says, 'when do we find out who won rper of the month?'
Huma says, 'we are compiling'
LadyAce says, 'I'll know by the end of today'
Zillah says, 'oh yeah'
Kastina says to Zillah, 'I could rock you!'
Zillah raises his hand.
Ranmaru nods solemnly.
LadyAce says, 'we had some cheaters to squish'
Huma says, 'you see... lots of people took liberties with their voting'
Zillah says to Kastina, 'Probably.'
Lorenzo waves a welcome to Zillah. Hello!
Huma says, 'so we had to figure out who was cheating and who wasnt first'
Kastina says, 'I cheated'
Kastina blushes bright red.
Huma chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'well'
Huma says, 'then your vote was discarded'
Huma says, 'all votes'
Huma says, 'of yours'
Ranmaru says, 'i was  wondering what would stop people from using all their alts to vote'
Kastina says, 'so that's why I wasn't on the finalist list'
Sandra says, 'our alt detector'
Kastina sighs loudly.
Huma says, 'our knowledge and anger :)'
Huma points at Sandra.
Ranmaru nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'Sandra is the official alt master'
Zillah cowers in fear of Sandra's wrath!
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'shes so good she knows the name of the next character you thought of making already'
Zillah says to Sandra, 'I'm not really me, I swear..,.'
Ranmaru laughs.
An aura of heavenly light appears above Zillah's head.
Sandra says, 'uh huh'
Huma says, 'so what kinds of other people have questions today'
Sandra says, 'but I can't remember my own'
Xuvenia says, 'i raised :P'
Huma says, 'oh go ahead Xuvy-pie'
Xuvenia says, 'so why is it necessary to change bonded eq? the whole point of bonding, and having only one owner on the item ever was the point of being able to go out of spec'
Kastina cringes in terror.
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Sandra says, 'Ok, lemme tackle that one for ya'
Xuvenia thanks Sandra heartily.
Zillah says to Sandra, 'If you knew that I was really Fionn, I think I would have been booted already. Not so all-knowing now, are ya!'
LadyAce says, 'the items weren't out of spec -- we had a spec, but it was wrong'
Kastina says, 'specially with the difficulty of getting the eq'
Zillah throws his head back and cackles gleefully!
Sandra says, 'originally, the bondable flag was meant to be a Bad Thing'
Sandra says, 'turns out that it's not so much so. In fact, it's not so at all'
Xuvenia says, 'how is it not'
Xuvenia giggles.
Sandra says, 'so it basically just gave free bonuses'
Sandra says, 'the thinking was along the lines of games like EQ, AC, WoW. Where they have things like soulbound equipment'
Kastina says, 'what bad things could you think it would have?'
Xuvenia says, 'i don't play wow, could you explain that more in depth'
Sandra says, 'the problem, I think, is that we sort of overlooked the fact that we don't have the same 'alt culture' that they have'
Xuvenia says, 'alt culture?'
Xuvenia peers around intently.
Zillah says, 'yeah, I've boycott WoW on principle'
Xuvenia says, 'don't play wow'
Xuvenia nods her agreement with Zillah.
Zillah says, 'never played it, never will'
LadyAce says, 'can't sell, can't give away, etc.'
Sandra says, 'Yea, they are able to eq spap with alts'
Sandra says, 'swap'
Sandra says, 'damn cat'
Huma says, 'yeah...'
LadyAce thought that it would be an insta-bond when you killed the item, but she was wrong
Sandra says, 'so, if you have an item that's bound, you can't use it for your newbie alt, thus making it a negative'
LadyAce says, 'well, kill the mob'
Huma says to LadyAce, 'I still think we could set it up that way and should =P'
Huma stomps around.
Huma says, 'I'm all demanding'
Kastina says, 'that's rough for healer bonus eq'
Xuvenia says, 'uhhhhh yeah and we have that little thingy called a rule that says we can't swap eq here anyway'
Xuvenia peers around intently.
Sandra nods solemnly.
Sandra says, 'right'
Zillah nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Kastina says, 'well friend swapping'
Sandra says, 'so it's not the detrament that we had wanted it to be because of our own rules =)'
LadyAce doesn't know anything about WoW. She just had the insta bond thing in her head. She was shocked to pick up the item and BOND it
Kastina raises her hand.
Xuvenia says, 'so why keep the bond flag at all if it's useless, and let people sell if they wanna change gear?'
Huma says, 'it still makes items rare'
Huma says, 'I personally still think thats important'
Xuvenia says, 'they're rare enough cuz nobody ever goes to get it'
Kastina nods her agreement with Huma.
Sandra says, 'we may come up with a better solution for the flag later'
Xuvenia nods solemnly.
Xuvenia says, 'ota'
Kastina says, 'if you perma, it should unbind it :P'
Zillah says, 'it's true, I have a useless piece of crap Bricriu sitting in my warehouse now that's basically worth the cost of a junk'
LadyAce says, 'it has some realism purposes. I suggested a rent discount, maybe we'll do that'
Xuvenia smirks.
Huma is completely boggled.
Zillah shrugs helplessly.
Xuvenia says, 'yay rent discount'
Huma says, 'think of how COOL rare equipment is'
Vincenza says, 'and all currently bound gear should revert to unbound since its changing'
Zillah says, 'they should be worth some money to shopkeepers as a consolation prize =P'
Kastina says, 'ooh, good point'
Huma says, 'all sorts of my gaming life has been devoted to acquiring high priced rare gear'
Kastina nods her agreement with Huma.
Zillah says, 'sell a bonded Bric shield for 2K or something.'
Xuvenia says to Vincenza, 'I like that idea, and if pepole wanna keep it they can just rebond it.'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Zillah's head.
Huma says, 'and I guess they should be worth money if they're bonding'
Kastina says, 'exactly'
Huma says, 'I dont know that that is something we can do guys'
Sandra says, 'I dunno if they're worth anything to shopkeepers. The changes to SL2 were Rufus' choice. And since he's not here, we can't really say the why or the how that went into his decision'
Xuvenia says, 'sure you could, if you're going to template everything, template everything to unbonded'
Xuvenia nods to herself.
Imalia sits down on the ground.
Sandra says, 'we're not templating everything at this time'
Huma says to Xuvenia, 'Then everytime you enter the game they unbond again =P'
Xuvenia says, 'i mean the sl stuff'
Xuvenia bonks herself on the head and looks sheepish.
Vincenza says, 'Im not trying to give you a hard time, I personally dont care...but it seems like the right thing to do, otherwise I bet a lot of gear is gonna get junked'
Xuvenia says, 'the stuff in question!'
Huma says, 'from what I heard most of the gear is going to be the same gear just slightly not as good'
Kastina prances about happily.
Kastina raises her hand.
Huma says, 'you're not gonna have a str/con item go to mind/spirit'
Xuvenia says, 'i'm not complaining about it too hard, just asking the reasoning behind it'
Huma says, 'yes read welcome 38 =P'
Blazaga waves happily.
Xuvenia says, 'i only have one bondable item on any char i have and it's not going to mess with my stats'
Sandra says, 'I can't better explain it than what has been said. But believe me that we argued it for 3 days.'
Sandra says, 'it was by no means an easy choice'
Xuvenia nods solemnly.
Kastina says, 'can it be re-evaluated of changing the actual 5 real statted items to 4 statted? that's going to screw over all of my characters'
LadyAce says, 'unbonding is an interesting suggestion'
Xuvenia says, 'yea just a one shot unbond thing'
Sandra says to Kastina, 'That's something to ask Rufus, since it's his area.'
Kastina sighs loudly.
LadyAce says, 'the 5 to 4 thing was his call'
Kastina nods solemnly.
Kastina says, 'that's brutal for all of us who changed lists up and have very precise lists'
Sandra says, 'he's approachable. Send him an email to discuss it. He doesn't bite usually =)'
Zillah says, 'yeah, if the stats are going to be re-evaluated, the bondable aspect should be re-evaluated too'
Huma nods his agreement with Sandra.
Huma says, 'Rufus is down right chatty if you are nice :)'
Kastina says, 'you kidding me? you can't tell I have any scars because my whole body is full of em from him!'
LadyAce says, 'let's kick the unbinding out for a quick discussion also'
Kastina says, 'catty you mean?'
Zillah says, 'just my opinion, as a character that has switched back to an SL2-EQ-less list :)'
Kastina says, 'jk :P rufus is a sweetie'
Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.
LadyAce says, 'I think he wanted to maintain equal value on the items'
Zillah nods solemnly.
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
LadyAce says, 'so you might be able to make a case that equal value means leaving stats alone'
Kastina says, 'actually, can we delay the implementation of this eq change, since many characters have reasonable ideas to present?'
LadyAce says, 'just to give you guys a sense of the numbers here'
Kastina says, 'before making changes, then changing them again later?'
Zillah says, 'or could just raise rent on the items and leave them the same otherwise'
Zillah says, 'tell Rufus to start a forum post =P'
Huma says, 'guys'
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Huma says, 'we presented... a lot of ideas'
Huma says, 'trust me'
Huma says, 'this wasnt a flippant decision'
LadyAce says, 'we didn't talk about the unbonding though'
Zillah zips his lips.
Sandra says, 'I do like the unbinding idea'
Huma says, 'oh unbonding all the gear?  I dont see a problem with it if we can do it'
LadyAce says, 'and we didn't give Rufus feedback on his obj calls, that's more a player thing than an imm thing so much'
Kastina says, 'I trust you, but this is muds popular vote and decision and apparently not all ideas were discussed?'
Huma says, 'is that something we have the capability to do?'
Zillah cheers for Sandra - huzzah!
Sandra says, 'I don't know'
LadyAce says, 'seems codable to me, says she the non-coder'
Sandra giggles.
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Sandra says to Lorenzo, 'Is it doable?'
Huma says, 'I think its something we'll be open to doing assuming we CAN'
Sandra will email Rufus.
Kastina says, 'I think this is going in rather quick with too little notice... I'm sure the imms have discussed this in immense detail, but it seems fair to have a little mortal feedback prior to changes?'
LadyAce says, 'he's chopping garlic for me now'
Zillah worships at the Loren-c0dr altar.
Sandra says, 'ah'
Huma says to Kastina, 'Start a thread in general.'
Huma says to Kastina, 'Rufus and Sandra read it daily.'
LadyAce says, 'yea, I was surprised to see the items change so quick'
Huma says, 'yeah I was amazed at the speed'
Sandra says, 'I'm always reading the forum'
Kastina says, 'rufus changes things lickity split.. look at the titan :P'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Kastina's head.
LadyAce pats Kastina on the head.
LadyAce says, 'only for special, special girls'
Kastina beams delightedly.
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma shrugs helplessly.
Huma says, 'really, it was gonna happen'
Huma says, 'so it did'
Huma says, 'no reason to wait :)'
Sandra says, 'rufus didn't change the titan :P'
Zillah says, 'in that case, why not come to a conclusion as imms and present it to the morts on forums afterward for feedback in case you missed any other options? One big changes like this...'
Zillah shrugs helplessly.
Xuvenia nods her agreement with Zillah.
Zillah says, 'On*'
LadyAce says, 'the discussion is still ongoing, really'
Kastina says, 'I think he put in a tweak before he got finalized'
Sandra did.
Sandra says, 'Ruf fixed a bug tho'
Kastina says, 'oh, well mybad then :P'
Zillah nods solemnly.
LadyAce says, 'setting bondable to have 0 'balance points' value seems pretty fairly settled'
LadyAce says, 'but there are a lot of other things bobbing around'
Huma says, 'so whats to be discussed then =P'
Huma giggles.
Huma says, 'well I guess other things'
Huma says, 'I'll bloviate off in my own little corner'
Sandra nods her agreement with LadyAce.
LadyAce says, 'for example, does it have a rent deduction? :P Do we want to change anything else along with this change? etc.'
Lorenzo says, 'er, what?'
Zillah says, 'AFK a moment, sorry, if I'm next question please go to next'
Zillah zones out.
Huma says, 'who is the next question =P'
Huma says, 'I'm sorry'
Huma says, 'we got all caught up there'
Lorenzo says, 'was there a question for me?  having trouble picking it out of my backscroll'
Huma says, 'we wanted to know if we're capable of globally unbonding bonded eq'
Lorenzo looks up into the sky and ponders.
Sandra says, 'Ok, I have sent an email to Rufus about it'
Lorenzo says, 'I think so'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'so other questions then'
Kastina says, 'if not, it's easily swappable by an imm *halo*'
Vincenza nods her agreement with Kastina.
Kastina raises her hand.
Huma says, 'go ahead Kastinaface'
LadyAce says, 'actually, I don' think I have an unbonder'
Kastina says, 'whats buggy with shoot head as referenced on the forums?'
Huma says, 'did you read it?'
Sandra says, 'it's a pk thing'
Huma says, 'it says it pretty clearly'
Kastina says, 'not in the past day or two'
Huma nods solemnly.
Kastina says, 'just the shooting head without a weapon?'
Huma says, 'shoot head is set up to have a certain amount of success against mobs, and mobs have all 100's in every stat'
Kastina says, 'ahhh'
Huma says, 'when it translates to PK where not anyone has 100's in every stat'
Huma says, 'it becomes way way powerful'
Sandra nods solemnly.
Sandra says, 'it's a pk thing'
Xuvenia says, 'that's going to get fixed tho right'
Krug waves hello to the world!
Sandra says, 'I'm starting to dislike pk again'
Sandra nods her agreement with Xuvenia.
Xuvenia giggles at Sandra.
LadyAce says, 'me too :P'
Huma nods solemnly.
Kastina says, 'good good, so I won't see any bad effects'
Sandra says, 'hopefully not'
Huma says, 'PK has annoyed me greatly in the last 2 days'
Sandra nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma whimpers softly.
Sandra says, 'I've really about had it with pk =)'
Kastina raises her hand.
Kastina says, 'what happened in the past 2 days?'
Kastina ducks to the ground.
Sandra giggles at Kastina.
Xuvenia says, 'yea i haven't seen much go on'
Xuvenia giggles.
Sandra says, 'It's not even that'
Huma says, 'oh well we've been trying to chart the future course of legend'
Huma says, 'and PK and player versus environment are just so hard to bring together =P'
Kastina nods solemnly.
LadyAce says, 'try not to sound so dire there, Shane :P'
Krug nods solemnly.
Huma giggles at LadyAce.
Kastina says, 'shane eh?'
Huma says to LadyAce, 'Excuse me... but did you know the sky is falling.'
Kastina peers at Huma, looking him up and down.
LadyAce says, 'the particular element is something like this'
Huma says, 'not the character shane'
Huma smiles happily.
LadyAce says, 'the best eq is on hard mobbies'
Sandra says, 'it's a royal pain in the ass to balance around. They are the most vocal when anything new goes in because it's unbalancing for them, and every time we turn around, something is unbalanced because soandso loses more than once'
Kastina says, 'obviously'
Kastina says, 'just saying'
LadyAce says, 'hard ones are almost always group'
LadyAce says, 'big group raises the bar for new peeps'
LadyAce says, 'so some pkers say, stop putting all the good gear on hard mobs'
Huma grumbles.
Huma says, 'dont get me started on lazy Pk'ers =P'
Sandra says, 'I'mma just tell 'em to bite my ass'
Huma says to Sandra, 'I wish you did!'
Kastina says, 'why should they not have to work any harder than the other pkillers who have been around enough to get that eq?'
Krug chuckles politely.
LadyAce says, 'and I say, yo, that's what the game is all about, more risk --> more reward'
You do a slow fade as Huma whines at Sandra, hoping he won't get to you too.
Vincenza looks lazy.
LadyAce says, 'so.'
Sandra probablay will soon.
Huma points at LadyAce.
Zillah says, 'I dunno, I've gotten some headshooters in PK and still pwned them, but maybe that's just because I'm teh 1337 shite'
Huma says, 'word up to Ladyace'
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Kastina lurks around Zillah ominously!
Zillah makes a face at Kastina.
Kastina says, 'pwn me!'
Zillah says to Kastina, 'Already did.'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Zillah's head.
Kastina says, 'nuhuh!'
Zillah says to Kastina, 'Not as this me.'
Huma says, 'evidentally, certain parts of the pbase have issues with anything in the game being difficult'
Zillah winks suggestively at Kastina.
Huma frowns.
Zillah says to Huma, 'It's called 'cowardice'.'
Zillah says to Huma, 'Common disease.'
Sandra says, 'it's called pansies'
LadyAce says, 'and regardless of what y'all might suspect...passionate protest leads us to question ourselves'
Vincenza nods to herself.
Zillah jumps in the air and slams a thunderous high-5 with Sandra!
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'totally'
LadyAce says, 'in this case, I think we're pushing back :)'
Lorenzo says to Sandra, 'is the pansies communicable?'
Sandra says, 'apparently it's like HTD'
Huma says, 'ultimately I think the question is, are the vocal ones worth listening too =P'
Vincenza tags Lorenzo on the shoulder, he's it!
Zillah says, 'it's contagious'
Zillah nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'I have been using ultimately a lot'
Huma says, 'I used it in three seperate emails today'
Lorenzo says, 'sounds like a more virulent form of cooties'
LadyAce says, 'well, it's worth listening....maybe not worth doing anything about'
Sandra says, 'there's gonna come a time, and it's getting very close mind you, that it will start falling on deaf ears'
Huma beams at Sandra delightedly.
Xuvenia says, 'already there'
Huma has created a leather whip!
Huma gives a leather whip to Sandra.
Kastina says, 'don't make threats to us, we're the ones who care enough to listen back :P'
LadyAce says, 'no no, that's called, being a deaf old coot'
LadyAce giggles.
Xuvenia grins evilly.
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'you dont listen back =P  you just complain more!'
Xuvenia says, 'speak up sonny, i can't hear ya'
Huma says, 'not you necessarily Kast'
Sandra says, 'I'm not threatening you. I'm explaining =)'
Huma says, 'but most are like that'
Xuvenia squeezes LadyAce fondly.
Kastina says, 'well no, I do fall into that category :P'
Huma says, 'we say no we arent doing that because X'
Kastina says, 'but everyone else seems to care and listen!'
Huma says, 'then its like we never said that =P'
Huma says, 'so, wh oelse has a question'
Zillah says, 'I have one that I think may have already been answered, but'
Zillah shrugs helplessly.
Huma says, 'yeas/'
Huma says, '?'
Huma pokes Zillah with Kryptonite.
Zillah says, 'So there was the topic of **someone** voting for themselves on the RP award with multiple alts'
Huma says, 'more then one someone'
Huma says, 'I dont mind you voting for yourself once'
Lorenzo coughs loudly.
Zillah says, 'will people who do this be disqualified? Because that's just freaking stupid'
Krug chuckles politely.
Lorenzo says, 'someBODY!'
Lorenzo ducks to the ground.
Huma giggles.
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Sandra says, 'they are disqualified'
LadyAce says, 'yea, and more confusingly, voting for different people with different alts'
Zillah says, 'PLEASE tell me they will be booted'
Zillah says, 'thank god'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'someone voted for 3 of the 5 people'
Zillah blinks at LadyAce.
Huma says, 'its like... what did that DO?'
LadyAce says, 'it was sort of odd'
Krug blinks.
Zillah says to LadyAce, 'No kidding.'
Xuvenia says, 'ruf says there wasn't a line about that in the help file before but i could SWEAR it was'
LadyAce says, 'yea, it'll be there now, but it's just common sense'
Xuvenia says, 'unfortunately i don't have any logs of myself reading help nominate to prove it :P'
Sandra says, 'I don't remember'
Huma says, 'ultimately it should be obvious'
Xuvenia sighs loudly.
Sandra says, 'but it was posted I believe'
Xuvenia nods her agreement with Huma.
Huma says, 'and I'm not 'punishing' anyone for it'
LadyAce says, 'I mean, it's not a matter of who can make the most alts'
Zillah says, 'I can see forgetting that you voted and then voting again, but, was it obviously on purpose?'
Huma says, 'we're just removing those votes and such'
Xuvenia nods her agreement with Zillah.
LadyAce says, '3 times tho'
LadyAce says, 'that's a lot of forgetting'
Imalia grumbles.
Imalia nods solemnly.
Zillah says, 'one or two votes is one thing, but doing it over and over just isn't nice'
Huma says, 'well'
LadyAce says, 'it was sort of odd'
Huma says, 'I mean whatcha gonna do'
Huma says, 'yeah it was just weird'
LadyAce says, 'anyway, filter filter'
Huma says, 'but no ones 'in trouble''
Imalia says, 'just look at em and yell'
Huma says, 'so its not a big deal'
Sandra, the alt filter.
Imalia snickers softly.
Zillah beams at Sandra delightedly.
Imalia says, 'hell I know I voted for myself 3 times.. but ..'
Huma says, 'we just regulated'
Krug chuckles politely.
Huma says, 'because thats what we do around here'
Huma says, 'we REGULATE'
Huma peers around intently.
Xuvenia says, 'someone owes me 50 bucks now'
Xuvenia smirks.
Huma says to Imalia, 'Well none of them counted if so.'
LadyAce says, 'makes me wonder if people vote with a lot of alts on forum polls'
Imalia nods her agreement with Huma.
Imalia says, 'I figured'
Zillah says, 'I dunno, I don't care about all the other stuff, I just wanted to know if those cheaters would get booted, because booting is fun!!! :D'
Imalia shakes LadyAce's hand.
Imalia says, 'I dont'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Zillah's head.
Sandra giggles at Zillah.
LadyAce says, 'I already figured it happened some, but this makes me think it may happen a lot'
Huma nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Huma says, 'oh well'
Zillah says, 'sandra knows, she likes booting, too!'
LadyAce giggles at Zillah.
Zillah grabs Sandra and begins to boogie!
LadyAce has created a boot knife!
Sandra laughs.
LadyAce pats a boot knife affectionately.
Huma chuckles politely at LadyAce.
Zillah cringes away from LadyAce in mortal terror.
Xuvenia says, 'i assumed that the rper of the month would be exactly like expies voting: one vote per _player_'
Huma says, 'booting with a boot knife'
Zillah nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Xuvenia says, 'otherwise like someone just said, it's a matter of having the most alts'
Huma says to Xuvenia, 'It is.'
Imalia says, 'I have learned to assume nothing'
Sandra says, 'I have the most alts'
Sandra throws her head back and cackles gleefully!
Imalia says, 'wait until you are told ;)'
Marek says to Sandra, 'I dunno, I t.'
Xuvenia says to Imalia, 'Well i'm pretty sure it was posted and in the help file at the time so.'
Xuvenia says, 'you were told'
Marek says to Sandra, 'Had a list of at least 50 BEFORE I got banned.'
Zillah says, 'all joking aside, I think it should be treated with the same seriousness that the popularity contest we call the Expies is treated with'
Sandra says to Marek, 'I'm well past that.'
Marek says to Sandra, 'Yeh, but thats just the ones I could remember, and before I started makin new ones.'
Lorenzo drops a boot strap.
Marek winks suggestively at Sandra.
Huma says to Zillah, 'It is being taken serious by me, and LA and Sandra.'
Sandra is weeeeeeeeeelllllll past that.
LadyAce says to Zillah, 'I hope the nominating + reason will help with some of that -- it suggests that people might actually need to deserve it.'
Lorenzo picks up a boot strap.
Huma says to Lorenzo, 'Boot strap bill turner.'
Zillah says to Huma, 'I am grateful for that, then.'
LadyAce says to Zillah, 'And voters look at the reasons, not just 'do I know the name'.'
Zillah shrugs helplessly.
Xuvenia says to LadyAce, 'Are nominations by alts of people being filtered too?'
Lorenzo drops a boot strap.
LadyAce says, 'yea, but that didn't come into play this time 'round'
Zillah says, 'no no, I'm not arguing the validity of the nominations at all'
Lorenzo nods to himself.
Xuvenia says, 'cuz you should totally not be able to nominate your own alt'
Huma says, 'hehe'
Sandra says, 'You can't nominate your alt'
Xuvenia says to Zillah, 'Iam!'
Zillah says, 'not many people nominated'
Huma says, 'you cant nominate your alt no'
Huma says, 'thats... strange'
Sandra says, 'cheesy'
Xuvenia nods her agreement with Sandra.
Zillah says, 'so it's obvious that not everyone is doing it, unless there are really only 20 players =P'
Starbright licks Zillah.
Starbright licks Xuvenia.
Zillah flips Rufus over his shoulder - what a Neanderthal!
Starbright sighs loudly.
Starbright says, 'every time i see that poof i wanna write the script for missile command'
Xuvenia giggles.
Xuvenia waves a welcome to Rufus. Hello!
Sandra giggles.
Zillah says, 'anyhow yeah, that was my question, I'll go back to being a silent hallucination now'
Rufus has begun to lurk.
Zillah becomes invisible.
Starbright begins to sing, "Missile command, savin' us from the Russians."
Sandra startles Zillah.
Zillah says to Sandra, 'Not even you will thwart me!'
Sandra says, 'I will too!'
Starbright says, 'i dunno, she can thwart pretty well'
Huma nods solemnly.
Zillah seems unfazed by Sandra's mighty startle!
Sandra nods her agreement with Starbright.
Huma says, 'so whatsup guys, more questions?'
Huma says, 'the might Rufus has made it'
Starbright says, 'on a scale of 1-10, where would you put Sandra's thwarting?'
Starbright says, 'that's a question, right?'
Zillah excercizes his iron will imm-immunity.
Sandra says, '9.5 easily'
Huma says, 'I can't thwart Sandra'
Huma says, 'I've tried'
Krug chuckles politely.
Lorenzo says to Starbright, 'see, she's so good that no matter how we rate her we'll be wrong.'
Sandra giggles.
Starbright giggles at Lorenzo.
Zillah grins evilly at Lorenzo... Wonder what he's thinking...
Huma says, 'yeah its nigh impossible'
Lorenzo giggles.
Huma says, 'I saw Ladyace do it once'
Huma says, 'I was... in awe'
Sandra says, 'nigh even'
Sandra says, 'LadyAce is allowed'
Starbright says, 'greg graffin could do it!'
Zillah says, 'but Loren isn't? Discrimination much?'
Zillah snorts in disbelief at Sandra's last comment.
Huma giggles.
Sandra giggles.
Huma says, 'so questions?'
LadyAce struts proudly.
Lorenzo snickers softly.
Zillah says, 'I have a question, why does LA get all the glory?'
Sandra says, 'she's spiff'
Krug says, 'zillah already asked my question earlier'
Zillah cowers in fear of LadyAce's wrath!
Huma says, 'shes awesome'
Zillah says, 'oh'
Zillah says, 'okay then'
Zillah says, 'next'
Starbright nods solemnly.
Huma giggles.
Starbright says to Zillah, 'and you're just spliff.'
LadyAce says, 'what, I get glory? :P'
LadyAce says, 'where?'
Sandra giggles.
Zillah says to Starbright, 'Duh.'
LadyAce says, 'can I eat it?'
Zillah rolls his eyes, exasperated with Starbright.
Huma has created a smidge of zip!
Sandra says, 'it's crunchy'
Huma gives glory to LadyAce.
LadyAce says, 'chocolate?'
Starbright says to Zillah, 'yes, but don't eat it all at once.'
LadyAce licks a boot strap.
Starbright says, 'i mean'
Starbright says to LadyAce, 'yes, but don't eat it all at once.'
Lorenzo gives glory to LadyAce.
Starbright says to LadyAce, 'better to just sorta pick at it all evening.'
LadyAce says to Huma, 'Kw? :P'
Sandra giggles.
Huma says to LadyAce, 'Smidge... zip =P'
LadyAce picks up a boot strap.
LadyAce eats a boot strap.
LadyAce licks glory.
Zillah screams at LadyAce - you try to look inconspicuous.
LadyAce says, 'there'
Lorenzo gasps in astonishment.
Lorenzo says, 'my boot strap!'
Sandra giggles.
Starbright giggles.
LadyAce says, 'better not have to reboot'
Lorenzo giggles.
Zillah says, 'damn it, I'm hungry!'
Huma chuckles politely.
Xuvenia grins evilly at Zillah... Wonder what she's thinking...
LadyAce says, 'I got your MBR riiiight here'
Huma says, 'so questions =P'
Sandra says, 'that's what you get for leaving your stuff lying around!'
Lorenzo says, 'hey, I made it 200 kg'
Xuvenia says to LadyAce, 'I should take that cue and do that to jeff's stuff.'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Lorenzo's head.
Xuvenia ponders her own existence - better keep an eye on her.
Zillah yowls unbearably!
Sandra giggles.
Starbright giggles at Lorenzo.
LadyAce giggles at Xuvenia.
Xuvenia says, 'teach him to leave his dirty undies on the floor, yea'
LadyAce starts to boogie with glory... what an odd couple.
Huma giggles.
Zillah says, 'oh yeah, that reminds me: can we have a yowl social?'
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Starbright has to go hang out with real people and try to delude herself into thinking that she's not a mud dork.
Huma says, 'I am fastidious'
Starbright sighs at herself. What a sorry sight.
Sandra says, 'if you bribe us with chocolate'
Zillah is tired of emoting. *halo*
LadyAce meows cattily at Zillah.
Rufus says, 'Ooh, I have a question...'
Huma says, 'I yell at my GF for leaving her stuff on the ground =P'
Starbright waves happily.
Xuvenia says to Huma, 'I do that too but it doesn't work that much.'
Lorenzo says to Huma, 'you tell her to put it in the box?'
Sandra says to Rufus, 'Ask away!'
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Starbright says, 'an' i yell at my imaginary-person-to-blame for leaving stuff on the floor'
Sandra says, 'yea, but laziness is my shadow'
Zillah says to Huma, 'Someone here knows about my news post.'
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Rufus is going to die before ' goes in.
Huma nods solemnly.
Sandra giggles.
Xuvenia laughs.
Xuvenia says, 'lazy typers'
Zillah says, 'no that sounds like SB'
Xuvenia says to Rufus, 'Alias it :P'
Huma says, 'so... uh... questions? :)'
Rufus says, 'not really lazy as much as it's trained behavior. Like when I edit a word doc, there's all these :wq's in there'
Xuvenia says, 'yea, what's broke about '?'
Xuvenia says, 'i don't use it!'
Krug says, 'wondered why I couldn't speak for awhile there'
Lorenzo says to Xuvenia, 'it no worky.'
Krug sticks his tongue out at everyone! =P
Zillah says, '' is getting fixed, someone make a welcome post about it already'
Sandra snickers softly.
Xuvenia says to Lorenzo, 'What does it do when it's working.'
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Lorenzo says to Xuvenia, '' = say.'
Xuvenia says, 'oh'
Xuvenia says, 'global alias'
Lorenzo says, 'actually I'm surprised people use it'
Rufus says to Xuvenia, 'Doesn't work.'
Rufus says to Lorenzo, 'It's all I've ever used.'
Lorenzo says, 'can't alias it either, for the same reason that it doesn't work'
Lorenzo scuffles his feet around in the dirt.
Xuvenia says, 'weird'
Krug says, 'used to be part of my client, but it got removed some time back'
Huma flops about helplessly.
Zillah says, 'creepy, I've never used it'
Lorenzo says, 'it was hardcoded, if the first thing on your line is a ' it does a say'
Huma says, 'so can I end official Q&A if no one has questions?'
Xuvenia says, 'oh'
Meffrid raises his hand.
Xuvenia says, 'how do you manage to break something like that'
Xuvenia chortles with amusement.
Huma says, 'go ahead meffy'
Lorenzo says, 'I recoded it as a real command, but the parser takes it as a quotation mark, so things get wonky'
Xuvenia says, 'aha'
Lorenzo says, 'so it basically has to be hardcoded'
Lorenzo sighs loudly.
Meffrid says, 'Apologies if someone asked this already and I missed it.. but when do we find the results of the voting for the RP thingie?'
Meffrid looks curious.
Krug chuckles politely.
Rufus pokes Huma in the ribs.
Zillah laughs.
Huma says, 'as soon as we compile them, we had a problem with cheating and it took longer to work out'
LadyAce says, 'later today'
Rufus says to Huma, 'You didn't post to depthead today either =)'
Zillah raises his hand.
Huma says to Rufus, 'I'm sorry I meant to confer with LA then get back to you, but the second part didnt happen.'
Huma says, 'but we had to figure out how to deal with the cheating'
Huma says, 'before the vote counting'
Meffrid nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'it shouldbe done shortly'
Meffrid smiles happily.
Huma says, 'actualy LA is doing it'
Huma says, 'so it'll be done when she is done doing it I wont speak for her =P'
Huma says, 'and that is the story of RP'er of the month'
Lorenzo says, 'FIN'
Huma nods his agreement with Lorenzo.
Huma flops about helplessly.
Lorenzo says, 'oops, sorry, didn't mean to, like be all capital letter there'
Zillah says, 'no, it was dramatic'
Zillah says, 'I like it'
Sandra giggles.
Zillah applauds Lorenzo's quick thinking and good judgment.
Huma says, 'I liked it'
Zillah snickers softly.
Huma says, 'for a second legend was in french and black and white in my eyes'
Lorenzo says, '- AIfin -'
Xuvenia pats Lorenzo on the head.
Huma says, 'and we were all smoking and looking depressed'
Zillah says to Lorenzo, 'It's very Dante of you.'
Lorenzo says, 'btw who took my beret?'
Huma says, 'so who else has questions'
Meffrid points at Zillah.
Meffrid raises his hand.
Lorenzo giggles.
Huma says, 'go right ahead Meffy'
Zillah says, 'I have one after Meff'
An aura of heavenly light appears above Zillah's head.
Meffrid nods solemnly.
Meffrid says, 'Ok, my other question is.. is there anything we can do about the spam going to the helpers mailbox?'
Huma says, 'ohhh'
Meffrid says, 'like, restrict it to people on the list, or anything like that?'
Huma says, 'LA and Lorenzo fixed all the imm mailing lists'
Huma says, 'so I'll have them speak to that'
Huma says, 'if they're around'
Marek disappears into the void.
LadyAce says, 'yea I'm here'
Meffrid says, 'I don't even know how.. we started getting that junk..'
Lorenzo says, 'pas moi!'
Marek has returned from the void.
LadyAce says, 'we've got stuff we can do about it'
Lorenzo says, 'LA and sandra!'
Meffrid nods solemnly.
LadyAce says, 'I don't know the pword to it myself, but I can fix it if I get the pword'
Meffrid says, 'Cool, and thanks :)'
Huma nods solemnly.
Huma says, 'sorry Sandra and LA'
Huma says, 'and yes, we can and will do something'
Huma peers around intently.
Huma says, 'go ahead Zillah'
Meffrid cheers wildly!
LadyAce giggles at Meffrid.
Zillah says, 'question: who's the best imm to mail in a social idea to? =P'
Zillah ducks to the ground.
Huma raises his hand.
Lorenzo points at Huma.
Xuvenia says, 'the drinkenator!'
Zillah says, 'yay for Huma, that's all folks!'
Lorenzo says, 'he's the social one'
Zillah says, 'next'
Zillah grins evilly.
Huma giggles.
Huma says, 'anyone else?'
Xuvenia raises her hand.
Meffrid giggles.
Zillah says, 'huma didn't let me write rigoddamndiculous in LT'
Zillah fleeeees.
Huma says, 'goddamn might be an issue with some readers :)'
Zillah says, 'I'm just picking on you Huma'
Krug laughs.
Huma giggles at Zillah.
Xuvenia says, 'post area/code changes for this week?'
Huma says, 'yeah'
Xuvenia peers around intently.
LadyAce says, 'the area changes keep changing'
Xuvenia says, 'oh'
Xuvenia giggles.
LadyAce says, 'so no :P'
Krug blinks.
Meffrid waves a welcome to Mertjai. Hello!
Huma giggles.
Huma flops about helplessly.
Zillah says, 'I asked enough, now I just want to spam drunkenly'
Zillah spams.
Sheik grumbles under his breath.
Shivan licks his lips and smiles.
Sheik says, 'when will the log of this q&a be posted?...'
Huma says, 'always'
Huma says, 'any other questions?'
Sandra says, 'yea. Though I'm behind again'
Sheik nods solemnly.
Shivan says, 'was there a rousing discussion of the eq changes?'
Sheik says, 'anything big talked about?....*pokes sl 2 gear*'
Huma says, 'ok gonna close this thing down I think'
Huma says, 'yeah we talked SL2 gear'
Sheik nods solemnly.
Sheik nods solemnly.
Sandra says, '38 1'
Sandra says, 'if you haven't already =)'
Sheik says, 'read it...'
Sheik says, 'thanks i think... duck'
Shivan says, 'aww'
Shivan says, 'damnit :p'
Huma says, 'ok gonna shut it down...'
Rufus says, 'we're going to postpone, get a bit of input on HOW the items should be changed, maybe take out some of the old stat gear at the same time. who knows. everything's up in the air'
Sheik nods solemnly.
Sheik says, 'what you mean by old stat gear?'
Zillah waves happily.
Huma says, 'old horns, out of spec gear'
Meffrid shivers uncomfortably.
Xuvenia sniffs sadly.
Shivan says, 'If your gonna pull old eq, do it all, but i'd rather just see bonded stuff change :p'
Xuvenia says, 'don't touch my horrrns'
Xuvenia says, 'and my demon claw'
Sandra says, 'we've got templates now. We will be evaluating templating to get rid of old eq'
Xuvenia zones out.
Sheik says, '... you mean.....'
Sheik goes EEK! in distress.
Lime comforts Xuvenia.
Sheik says, 'why?'
Rufus says to Shivan, 'What is your problem with bonded stuff, if I might ask?'
Sheik nods his agreement with Rufus.
Huma says, 'it must have been a good one, because its changing'
Rufus says, 'right now templates handle 2 of like 64 object types.'
LadyAce says to Sheik, 'Not sure which part you're asking 'why' about.'
Shivan says to Rufus, 'It's difficult for most people to get, it is allowing ridiculously powerful characters who are gaining large bonus damroll with no malus.'
Sheik nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Shivan says to Rufus, 'And uh I can't use any of it.'
Shivan ponders his own existence - better keep an eye on him.
Huma says to Shivan, 'The average advantage per piece of bonded gear is 1.4%.'
Xuvenia says, 'that's what people said about sl gear when it went in, and now nobody really wants it'
Sandra laughs.
Sheik says, 'why are you gonna.. considering removing old gear....'
Shivan says to Huma, 'So people are getting 10 free damroll easily.'
Sheik says, 'you might as well do a p wipe.. not that i'm advocating it....'
Sandra says, 'we've been wanting to remove it for a while now. Templating has not been a secret'
Huma says, '10 damroll does not = ridiculously overpowered'
Shivan says, 'it adds up'
Rufus says, 'yeah, 10 extra damroll is 5% more damage =)'
LadyAce says, 'our essential idea is that the bondable flag is not discount worthy in the way we thought it would be'
LadyAce says, 'so we're fixing the spec and the objects'
Rufus says to Shivan, 'But... you would agree, perhaps that items of that caliber are apt rewards for the difficulty in obtaining them?'
Rufus nods his agreement with LadyAce.
Xuvenia nods her agreement with Rufus.
Huma nods his agreement with Rufus.
Shivan says to Rufus, 'It just makes the power gap between people who play alot and casual players more, something i like to see minimized.'
Sheik shrugs in response to Shivan's words.
Xuvenia says, 'and why shouldn't power players be rewarded?'
Sheik says, 'you snooze you looze....'
Huma nods his agreement with Xuvenia.
Rufus says, 'I dunno, on the playing end I'm really 'casual' and I've got a fair share of gear from there =P'
Huma says, 'whats the problem with making a comprehensive end-game system'
Sandra says, 'I'm looking forward to templating old eq personally. And I have tons of it on alts'
Shivan says, 'because I think game advantages should come from player knowledge, not having a billion xp'
Sandra jumps up and down.
Xuvenia says, 'a lot of people sink an extraordinary amount of time here JUST to have those advantages'
Huma says, 'I have to ask Sandra and Rufus too'
LadyAce says, 'I think what we want to do is balance the experience so everyone has fun'
Huma says, 'why did you change it if you're arguing against it'
Sandra says, 'what's the question?'
LadyAce says, 'advantage some time spent, but not so heavily it's no fun for those who are new, and etc.'
Huma says, 'I mean I agree, if gear is hard enough to get, it should be a reward'
Sheik says, 'same thing for old player.... they were around for ever... they have something to give to the mud.. and i have no problem having no old gear... and them having it...'
Rufus says to Shivan, 'So, you think demon claws should be removed too? they're good and difficult to get.'
Shivan says to Rufus, 'They are?'
Shivan says to Rufus, 'Nobody uses them :p'
Huma says, 'harder to get then say... a large broadsword'
Shivan says to Rufus, 'Losing parry is a huge malus.'
Huma says, 'how hard is to hard'
Xuvenia picks up the sword Gram, crafted by Odin and shakes it vigorously.
Huma says, 'wheres the 'hard' limit'
Xuvenia says, 'i use it, i don't parry'
Sheik nods his agreement with Huma.
Shivan says to Xuvenia, 'Thought you had a old one :p'
Rufus says, 'they take a group of people. at least 1-2 hours.'
Huma says, 'is SL OK hard but SL2 to hard?'
Xuvenia says, 'oh it parries? nice'
LadyAce says, 'SL2 isn't too hard'
Rufus says, 'that stands for any of the SL eq, which is in high quantity of use?'
Shivan says to Xuvenia, 'Depends on how old ^_^.'
Xuvenia says, 'i forgot it got changed'
Shivan says, 'I really don't know'
Xuvenia says, 'thought it was just the damroll'
Sheik says, 'sl is run... sl2 is a hard hard fun awesome run'
Rufus says to Shivan, 'What's the cutoff? 1hr for 5 people, 6 people for 1.5 hours? 12 people for 3 hours? Where do we say 'we can no longer reward you for the effort you put into an encounter?'.'
Huma says, 'logger = that guy'
Sheik nods his agreement with Rufus.
Shivan says to Rufus, 'I'm confused, sorry.'