The MAR 12 2009 Q and A Session
- PKE Talks?
- Legend Heroes
- Future PK Tournaments
- New 'Combined' Skills
- Multiple PKEs
'I have some long idea and question sort of things about pke.. should i try to get that talked about in a different setting or?' Salvatore says with suave sophistication.
'Basically i guess what im asking is.. can we hold a pke qna someday,' Salvatore says with suave sophistication.
Salvatore says with suave sophistication, 'Or should i just bring out questions in this forum?'
'Absolutely,' Carnegie says to Salvatore. 'I can't say how soon... but seems pretty reasonable.'
'Why cant you ask about pke during this q n a,' Zoroaster says in a villainous tone.
Salvatore says debonairly, 'Its long.'
'And i doubt ppl non pk wanna listen to it,' Salvatore says with suave sophistication.
'Maybe they do tho.. ionno,' Salvatore says with suave sophistication.
Krista says, 'I do I do.'
'Well I dabble in PK so I care,' Dairos says drunkenly.
Krista coughs loudly.
'Your pk =p' Salvatore says with suave sophistication to Krista.
'I no doubt people have PK alts,' Dairos says, clearly inebriated.
Carnegie says, 'If it's a specific question, it's obviously welcome here.'
'Ok well lemme throw a comment out with a question,' Salvatore says with suave sophistication.
Salvatore says debonairly, 'Right fast.. see how it flies.'
'Lil long plz bare with me,' Salvatore says smoothly.
Salvatore says with suave sophistication, 'Ive talked to many a old pker these past few weeks.. and many of them all tend to have the same response to pk currently in a certain area.'
Salvatore says with suave sophistication, 'And i know how imms feel about things currently.'
Salvatore says smoothly, 'But.. if there were some sort of reward or risk involved in pk we would get more ppl involved.'
'So my question is.. since obviously risk is non negotaible,' Salvatore says with suave sophistication.
'Can we talk sometime about some sort of reward for say.. being good in pk via win/loss record for solo and clans etc?' Salvatore says smoothly.
Salvatore says debonairly, 'Give players a reason to try harder.. to be better.. to strive to be better..'
Krista nods her agreement with Salvatore.
Salvatore says with suave sophistication, 'A lot of the new pkers.. didnt grow up like we did..'
Krista says, 'Thankfully.'
Herra nods her agreement with Salvatore.
'Not only being good at pking, but being good at teaching others to pk,' Annabelle says patiently.
Zillah snickers softly.
'No not thankfully,' Salvatore says smoothly.
Azim says with a tiny, dreamy smile, 'Like a command that keeps track of past months record.'
'Else they wouldn't be in PKE,' Krista says.
'At some point, sure,' Carnegie says. 'There's no harm in having that conversation. That said, the only immediate plans pk-wise is to finish phasing out Pkok.'
'Also, eventually we will have some sort of system to reward clans,' Autumn says. 'It won't reward pkill only, but rp and pkill clans. I expect some of the parameters for pkill clans will involve pkill achievements.'
Salvatore says debonairly, 'If any of these new pkers.. learned under the older system.. they would know many things.. they would have had to learn and improve themselves by trial and tribulation.. making them respect players more.'
'Right now there is not competition, there is nothing driving people to improve their pk style or skill because there is no reason to,' Annabelle says with calm perseverance.
'I'm wondering if someone is able to tell me more about becoming a hero?' Herra says, thoroughly naughty.
Salvatore nods his agreement with Herra.
'Theres some info in help hero,' Azim says dreamily.
Herra nods devilishly.
Azim says with a tiny, dreamy smile, 'The link gives more.'
Carnegie says, 'Currently, there's a hold on the processing of Hero applications.'
Herra says with an impish grin, 'How many heroes are there currently?'
Carnegie says, 'Hmmm.'
'Four, I think?' Carnegie says.
Zillah says, 'They are listed in WIZLIST command.'
Zillah says, 'Three.'
'Heh,' Carnegie says. 'I had no idea they were in wizlist. Neat!'
'But yeah,' Carnegie says. 'We are at a temporary lull in things that need testing. So for the moment, we arent processing new apps.'
Carnegie says, 'We'll start again before too long :)'
Future PK Tournaments
Zillah says, 'Sorry if this was covered in my AFK-ness, but any plans for PK tournaments again?'
'Immediate plans: no,' Carnegie says. 'I know Nestor has continued to finalize the tweaks for his pk arena thing. It's pretty spiffy. But as for a normal tournament, I don't know of anything on the immediate horizon.'
Carnegie says, 'Definitely overdue for one though, I know.'
'Cool, I've been away a while and haven't really talked to Nestor since I was back, I guess I assumed the whole PK project of his was scrapped,' Zillah says.
Zillah says, 'Thanks!'
New 'Combined' Skills
Zoroaster says malevolently, 'I was wondering if the new combined skills could be put back they way they where.'
Zoroaster says in a villainous tone, 'It has screwd the mud for anyone that isnt a dex sniper.'
'This is true,' Azim says with a tiny, dreamy smile.
Azim says dreamily, 'Or the specs needs to be slightly lower.'
Zoroaster says in a villainous tone, 'Lots of quest and places you cant do or go if your nor a certin class.'
'Because it makes a few things... harder for anyone else to do,' Azim says from a million miles away.
Salvatore says with suave sophistication, 'Bout removing certain things from certain quests changing them =p'
Zoroaster says, radiant with malice, 'Thank god i did the dex quest before they made that change.'
Autumn says, 'There are no plans to undo what we did. There should, however, be tools to help with disarm trap in all the quests that require it.'
Autumn says, 'Currently I think we had some coding problem with those tools, but it should be fixed.'
Zoroaster says malevolently, 'Now 95% of the mud will have to have lock picks ?'
Zoroaster looks up into the sky and ponders.
Annabelle says patiently, 'Can we seriously lower the rent on them?'
Annabelle says with calm perseverance, 'Cause I wont be able to carry those around.'
Zoroaster says malevolently, 'I know i dont have the rent to carry lock picks.'
'Or maybe i should do a 3 hour pre quest to just junk them in the end,' Zoroaster says in a villainous tone.
Salvatore thinks if you learn pick lock, you would have to get lock picks when learned.
'I don't think their rent will be lowered,' Autumn says. 'They're a tool and the rent is reasonable for a tool.'
'Well that change screwed 99 % of the player,' Zoroaster says, radiant with malice.
Autumn says, 'And considering you won't need to waste a prac anymore, or spend hours on getting the special lock picks, I think the rent is a small price to pay.'
Autumn says to Zoroaster, 'Well, like I said, we'll have an alternative.'
Herra says, thoroughly naughty, to Autumn, 'It smacks of creating a new archetype.'
Autumn points at Salvatore.
'Pertaining to the item that was being talked about..' Salvatore says smoothly. 'Is the quest repeatable? cuz i misplaced my picks.'
'And if it is.. then ppl can just junk em and get em back if they need em for anything else later =p' Salvatore says smoothly.
Zoroaster raises his hand.
'Try it again?' Herra says, thoroughly naughty, to Salvatore.
'I don't know,' Autumn says. 'I'll have to check the acts. Will do it when we're done here.'
'Oye not unless i know it will work =p' Salvatore says debonairly to Herra.
'Yeah... I'm not sure if its repeatable either off the top of my head,' you say.
Lorenzo says, expressing interest, 'I think you guys may be assuming too much aboutt he lock pick change.'
'Like, assuming that that's the only thing we changed,' Lorenzo says, looking interested.
Lorenzo says, intrigued, 'And that legenddb is still an authority on all matters :P'
Krista says, 'But I don't understand why it was changed too.'
'Because we think it's ludicrous that about 80% of the mud spends a practice just so they can do, what, 3 quests,' Lorenzo says, looking interested.
'The new tools won't require a quest,' Autumn says. 'They are available at shops.'
'There are exceptions,' Lorenzo says, intrigued. 'PKers use pick more. But for most people, the skill is ued for quests and is then useless.'
'Okay, I do understand now,' Krista says.
Zoroaster nods his agreement with Krista.
Zoroaster says malevolently, 'I have pkill questing.'
'I have an alt that is claned,' Zoroaster says malevolently.
Zoroaster says, radiant with malice, 'Its not cross play for me to be pkilling with my friends cuz i have an alt in the clan is it.'
Zoroaster says, radiant with malice, 'Along side them that is.'
'It's not directly crossplay, no. It could quickly become crossplay though, so you'll need to be careful,' Carnegie says.
'I believe you can only have one clanned pkiller,' Lorenzo says, expressing interest. 'If you log in another pkiller after the required wait time, and play with people your other char is clanned with, that's not crossplay. But yeah, what Carnegie said.'
'Until he joins them and pks the same person right? =p' Salvatore says debonairly to Lorenzo.
Lorenzo says, looking interested, 'The same person as what?'
Dias-Jax says, barely audible, to Zoroaster, 'Basically, the reason you find yourself not wanting clanned friends when you have 1 clanned alt, and 1 not, is that you may be tempted to asked those clanmates of your other character to help the non clanned one.'
'He can pk the same person as they are. But not the same person as he was perviously killing,' Lorenzo says, looking interested.
'So is there a time limit on when we can kill the same person with different chars?' Annabelle says even-temperedly.
Dias-Jax says quietly to Annabelle, 'As long as its not an OOC reason, I'd assume 15 minutes :P'
'Other than that hour that is between logins anyway?' Annabelle says patiently.
Zoroaster says malevolently, '14 minuets.'
Zoroaster laughs heinously.
'Yes, any effort to get help for one char that benefits another char, or continues an effort that the first char was making, is destructive xplay,' Lorenzo says, intrigued. 'That's no different from usual.'
Zoroaster says, radiant with malice, 'Is not an hour any mor.'
'I mean, nothing's changed here,' Lorenzo says, looking interested.
'Ooh well i havent pkilled on the alt in in a while,' Zoroaster says, radiant with malice.
Lorenzo says, intrigued, 'Not trying to be snotty, I'm just not sure if you're asking in the context of what is new in PK, or just asking for clarification.'
Zoroaster says in a villainous tone, 'Ask long as i dont alt and help the same goup of peple for the same effort.'
'My same response is.. if you mainly pk on one alt clan that one instead of the other one to be safe,' Salvatore says with suave sophistication to Zoroaster.
Lorenzo nods his agreement with Zoroaster.
Lorenzo says, expressing interest, 'Right, can't help them with the same business as previously.'
'Cool,' Zoroaster says malevolently.
'Or use one to help the other,' Carnegie says. 'Dont log one in and locate person for the group, then go get the other. That sorta thing.'
Lorenzo nods his agreement with you.
Zoroaster nods evilly.