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 VOLUME TWELVE, NUMBER SIX                             March 09, 2005
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                           TABLE OF CONTENTS
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                           The Editor's Note
                           Calender of Events
                            Recent Updates
                      February 2005 Connection Analysis
           LEGENDITES: Information Regarding the People of Our World
                               Clan News

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/__|                      The Editor's Note                      |__\
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	New Editor!  Yes that's right, its me Huma. Unfortunately for all
involved, I have been given the task of being your new LT Editor. As 
this is my first ever Editor's Note forgive me if it sucks, and don't be to
upset, its better to just get used to it. A couple of things I wanna 
touch on, first of all being the LT.
	I checked the inbox here and it looks like the only article I
received for the LT was from the great LadyAce, and thats no fun at 
all. So, I'd like to remind you all that if you send in an article, you get 
a token!  I'd also like to send to out a request, if you have a good idea
about the LT, or a general gripe about it please send me a mudmail or
e-mail. The only way to make this thing better is for you to tell me 
what to do.  If I feel you've sent me a worthwhile comment, I'll send you
something back.
	Have you visited the Forum site yet?  If not, its at
		www.legendmud.org/forum go take a look, there is a
dedicated group of Legendites venturing several ideas that are worthy 
of a look.  In addition, try to visit once a day and vote for Legend at the
various Mud sites, most of which allow voting at least once a day if not
more.  The more we vote the more mudders we can attract to us, and that
means more RP partners, or targets for you, however you'd like to think
about it.
	Speaking of ideas, if you've got a good one, don't let it rot away
in your brain, speak up!  Use that idea or bug channel to get heard. A
few people have mentioned to me that they don't feel anyone pays 
attention but that is not the case, the Idea and Bug channel are our major source 
of information regarding the workings of the mud, so if you want to make 
sure your idea gets looked at and pondered, be sure to use those channels.
Don't forget that you can win that lottery and walk away with a free 
token for contributing!
	Keep up the good work, and be sure to send me some info about not
only the LT, but the mud in general, if you don't like it, help me fix 
it!
-Huma (huma@legendmud.org)


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/__|                LegendMUD Calendar of Events                 |__\
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                                  MARCH
                         Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
                                1  2  3  4  5
                          6  7  8  9 10 11 12
                         13 14 15 16 17 18 19
                         20 21 22 23 24 25 26
                         27 28 29 30 31




Thursday,   March     10th,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     March     13th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
Thursday,   March     17th,      Happy St. Patrick's Day!
                               7:00 pm    Irish Casino
                               7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     March     20th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
Thursday,   March     24th,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     March     27th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
Thursday,   March     31st,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium

Coming In April:
April Fools' Day!

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			   CODE UPDATES!
GENERAL

o Accurate number of dodges will be displayed in the event you dodge
  more than once.

o Iron will parry.. its not just for breakfast anymore.

BUG

o players will autosave (again) if they get all from a corpse.
o Wield objects, tainted with blindess, will now activate more often.
o Some items that were only meant to be tform will no longer be
  mendable and tformable, just tformable.


			   BUILDING UPDATES!
Carthage
- Astarte is a bit more difficult to damage, and her xp has been
  adjusted to match her difficulty. Be careful!
- Dido/Aeneas quest should be fixed.

Crusades
- The ransom quest has a few more clues and keywords available.

Generic Animals - Some randoms on generic animal acts have changed. 
Please
give
  feedback!
- Beavers have a bit more going on.

Greece
- Chiron reminds you that it's one scalp per customer.
- Amphoras available in the caves which mention them.

Klien
- Matchmaker post-title now includes an 'are you sure' type step. Now,
  besides being removable, you can avoid getting it at all, if you
  like! - Olga should behave herself better. - Some bulletproofing and
clues added into the Ritter quest. - You shouldn't get messages about
being stuck in the mud if you've escaped.


OOC:
- Office map updates

Pittsburgh:
- Small rent change on gun clips

Wobble:
- Is in the doghouse and won't be killing things for a while, since he
  seems fond of killing transmobs. Bad Wobble! No cookie!

Area changes which went in midweek using reloadareas to fix bugs:

- You can no longer flee into the Carthage DT. Normally, you can't
  flee into DTs at all due to code restrictions, but in the case of
  home-made DTs like Carthage, safeguards have to be made by hand.
- Using Snapper's transporter won't crash the mud

In-progress areas which had changes committed during the week:
Black Forest, Louisiana, Tombstone

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/__|              February 2005 Connection Analysis              |__\
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		   LegendMUD Connection Analysis


                       Peak Mortal Players 50
                         Average Peak was 34
                    Peak PKOK Enabled Players 29
                    Peak PKE Enabled Players 13
             PKEnabled Characters represent approximately
                       12% of active players.
             PKOKenabled Characters represent approximately
                       49% of active players.

                   Peak Accept All Characters 7
             Accept All Characters represent approximately
   4% of all active characters and 9% of active pkok enabled 
   characters.

The first two tables below show the Average Mortal Players,  Average
PKOK Enabled Players, and the number that were "Accept All" connected
to Legend by hour of the day as polled approximately on the hour
system time during the period noted above.

The third table shows the same averages calculated by the day of week.

              hour  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11
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              avg  20 17 15 13 11 11 11 13 16 18 20 21
              pkok 10  8  7  6  5  5  5  6  7  8 10 11
              aas   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1
              pke   2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  2  2  3


              hour 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
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              avg  22 22 24 25 25 25 26 27 30 29 26 24
              pkok 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 15 14 13 12
              aas   1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
              pke   3  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  4  4  3  2


              day   MON  TUE  WED  THU  FRI  SAT  SUN
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              avg    21   22   21   19   21   20   20
              pke     2    2    2    2    2    3    2
              pkok   10   11   10    9   10   10    9
              aas     0    1    1    0    1    1    0
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	      Xuvenia has reached 100 million experience!

	      Drizzt has reached 200 million experience!

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	              -=Trivia Challenge=-

After 10 weeks of competition, the top trivia challenge scorers faced 
one another one last time! Secluded in sound-proof rooms, they answered 
these questions:

What ancient city was the capital of Laconia?

In what country would you find the Taklimakan desert?

What is the only Central American country without a Caribbean 
coastline?

By what nickname was Ilich Arthur Sanchez known? (2-3 wds)

How is Isa Ibn Maryam more commonly known? (1 wd)

Who wrote 'The Mathematical Analysis of Logic', creating the binary
algebra which enabled computer logic?

In the early days of the Internet, what was 'Jughead' an acronym for?

By what name is Jean-Baptiste Poquelin more generally known? (1 wd)

By what name is Mary Westmacott more generally known? (2 wds)

By what name is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhui more generally known? (2 wds)


In response to this challenge...Xuvenia nailed 9 of the 10 questions 
and
took the crown! Trey answered 8 correctly and took the runner-up slot!
Spanish-Flea took 3rd place with 7, Santa-Claus took 4th place with 6,
Lottie answered 5, Dakota 3, Zhuge 2, and Amatine 1!

Congrats to all and thanks for playing trivia challenge!

See the bottom of the LT for answers!

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  The Fields of Albion clan disbanded due to low membership this week.


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There are currently 18 RP clans and 4 PK clans. This leaves open
slots for ten (10) more clans to form. For more information, read
HELP CLAN and see the clan information list via the CLANS command
while logged into the game. For a basic handbook and reference guide
for players interested in starting and running a clan, we recommend
that before you even type FORM, you visit:
             http://www.legendmud.org/Reference/gm.html.
Answers to the trivia challenge final showdown questions!

1-Sparta
2-China
3-El Salvador
4-Carlos the Jackal
5-Jesus
6-George Boole
7-Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy Excavation and Display
8-Moliere
9-Agatha Christie
10-Mother Theresa


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