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Winds timer
Note #38421
posted on Ideas
Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 00:42
Please, add a 'timer' command at the entrance of Winds to find out how much
time is left on our timer. It saves us from having to go north and entering
combat just to check timer restrictions. Can simply be say timer to return how
much time you have remaining, or 'You have no timer restrictions!"
Rex Daemon Crowley
New Sorcerer skills
Note #38413
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 17:51
These fall in line with the hexes, and would use the same recovery.
Spell: hex of malleability
Function: Reduces constitution steadily over time.
Spell: hex of ineptness
Function: Reduces intelligence and wisdom steadily over time. (It would be the
same rate as misfortune, but split between the two, so for instance, if
misfortune would do -200 to luck, if inept were cast instead, it'd be -100 for
intelligence and -100 for iwsdom.)
Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Jenny's tavern goal ++
Note #16426
posted on Typos
Friday, January 5, 2018 @ 01:21
Reply to: Note 16425 posted by Redryn

I agree with Redryn. It's one thing to say, "The goal accepts several different
formats to give the players latitude.", but a completely different thing when
one of the options IS grammatically correct, but the goal does not indicate
this through its own text.
Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: lootnext +
Note #38385
posted on Ideas
Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 18:43
Reply to: Note 38382 posted by Starling

I don't disagree with the idea, but in the meantime, it's trivial to create an
alias and a trigger to do what you want.
alias: lootnext
send: EnableTrigger("lootnextmob") Send("autoloot")
trigger: You get * from the corpse
name: lootnextmob
send: EnableTrigger("lootnextmob") Send("autoloot")
Maybe use that for the time being.
Rex Daemon Crowley
Proxy bid reduction message
Note #38357
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 1, 2018 @ 19:54
Currently, there is no indication of what's the least amount you can change
your proxy bid to aside from looking at the help files and doing some math. The
message is also very misleading if you try to change your proxy bid to an
amount below the accepted value. For instance:
lbid 12345 proxy 15000000 confirm
You take the high bid at 8,400,000 gold, and you want to not go much higher
than that, so you try:
lbid 12345 proxy 8600000 confirm
But it returns:
You already have a proxy bid of 15,000,000 in this auction.
It'd be more helpful to say:
Your current proxy bid is 15,000,000. The lowest you can proxy bid is
I did not do the math, just throwing in some arbitrary number, but the concept
is the same. This provides information that is helpful to the end user.
Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Fens - A frank bird
Note #16396
posted on Typos
Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 17:19
Reply to: Note 16395 posted by Xyndor

>I think robocop is probably trademarked.
Doesn't mean you can't compare someone's looks to Robocop, though it probably
should be capitalized.
As far as the car goes, well... who says there can't be a car in the game?
Rex Daemon Crowley
Ivacy VPN: Lifetime Subscription
Note #7579
posted on Tech
Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 14:20
Right now, if you go to the link below, you can get a lifetime subscription to
Ivacy VPN (rated 4 stars from what I've seen) for $29.99, a discount of 97%
from its original price of $1,194.00. The deal ends in 6 days, so if you're
looking for a VPN, check it out.
Rex Daemon Crowley
evict idle hardcore players from safe rooms +++
Note #38321
posted on Ideas
Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 13:47
Reply to: Note 38320 posted by Morn

I'm still amused that people are bitching because some players idle in safe
rooms when they're hardcore or OPK.
As I mentioned in my last note on this thread, while I understand the
underlying reason for this, it's not a fair option. I stay online 24/7, as do
many other people. To evict someone because they have to go to work, or sleep,
or eat breakfast/lunch/dinner is bullshit, because then they are forced to
either create a script to keep moving between safe spots (therefore, they are
not idling) or log off. So you want to penalize players because they have lives
and you need to stroke your ego by getting that PK. No.
If you can't be arsed to hunt them 24/7, then don't expect them to play 24/7.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: evict idle hardcore players from safe rooms
Note #38290
posted on Ideas
Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 11:13
Reply to: Note 38284 posted by Level

Except, you know, some people idle because GASP! they have real lives to attend
to. You know, like work. And don't talk about logging off when you're hardcore.
Some people don't log off, for many reasons (like myself). I'm sorry if you're
failing to get hardcore kills, but thems the breaks.
I've gotten a few hardcore kills, and in fact, I was the first to get a
hardcore kill when it came in. It's not difficult, and many people have several
hardcore kills. Just learn to play the game.
Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Stat bonuses for the classes ++++
Note #27385
posted on General
Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 12:57
Reply to: Note 27384 posted by Abelinc

>the situation just doesn't come up.
Except for that one time in November a number of years back where this popped
(Friend) Abelinc: 'oops, I'm wrong'
Can't fool me!
Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Stat bonuses for the classes ++
Note #27382
posted on General
Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 20:12
Reply to: Note 27380 posted by Vost

> all classes have 5 bonus in every stat
Actually, I misconstrued the information. The link you provided is quite
correct. It's not 5 in every stat for every class. Honestly, at the time, I was
thinking as r7, not as an individual class. Totally my mistake.
Rex Daemon Crowley can admit when he's made a mistake, can you?!
Re: Stat bonuses for the classes
Note #27379
posted on General
Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 19:48
Reply to: Note 27378 posted by Vost

No other class has an additional bonus.
Pclass Psi are just cool like that. 
Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Ignore lists +
Note #27376
posted on General
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 16:27
Reply to: Note 27370 posted by Granola

Granola wrote:
>sending notes to people who have him on ignore.
Even if you weren't joking, this wouldn't hold up. I did not send a note to
people who have me on ignore. I sent a note to 'all' stating that if you had me
on ignore and wish to continue to keep me on ignore, this is my new name.
And there's nothing "look at me!" about it. It's being courteous to those who
do not want to accidentally deal with me. It makes no difference to me, and
personally, I thought this had died down already. Shame it hasn't.
Dexter requests (for the 9,999,999,999th time):
> hatred wish
I agree. Give Dexter a hatred wish by silencing him, including nonote, so he
can ignore the entire MUD. It's probably less resourceful than giving more
ignore slots. Just saying.

Rex Daemon Crowley, King of Hell

Re: my friend, Randy
Note #27375
posted on General
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 16:21
Reply to: Note 27369 posted by Igamu

My condolences on the loss of your friend. *hugs*
Southern California fires
Note #27374
posted on General
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 16:17
I'm surprised no one has posted on this yet, but I want to offer my thoughts
and prayers for anyone affected by the wildfires down in southern California.
I've been following the news on it since I have family down in San Diego, and
they wound up having to leave for safety concerns.
These fires are no joke, and it's sad that Governor Brown has to state that
it's the "new norm". I hope you all are well and have found safety, and that
your own homes were not damaged. My thoughts and prayers also go out to those
who have lost their homes and businesses due to this fire.
Re: train - total mod column
Note #38263
posted on Ideas
Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 15:02
Reply to: Note 38262 posted by Tymme

You mean something like this?

Your stats and amount trained are:

              Base    Race   Tier   Wish   Your                    
              Cost    Mod    Mod    Mod    Cost    Trained    Max  
              ------- ------ ------ ------ ------  -------  -------
@x231Strength     :      2     -1     -1      0 @x226     1@x231       73       73 @x226[-2] [
@x231Intelligence :      2     -1     -2      0 @x226     1@x231       78       78 @x226[-3] [
@x231Wisdom       :      2      1     -2      0 @x226     1@x231       73       73 @x226[-1] [
@x231Dexterity    :      1      0     -1      0 @x226     1@x231       14       73 @x226[-1] [
@x231Constitution :      1      0     -1     -1 @x226     1@x231       31       73 @x226[-2] [
@x231Luck         :      2      1     -2      0 @x226     1@x231       73       73 @x226[-1] [

I wrote up the trigger for it a while back because it was something I had
wanted, too. The last column is how many stats I need to max out that
particular stat. I may have even suggested this in the past, though I forget.
Either way, I support it fully.
Rex Daemon Crowley

P.S. Don't mind the line break - just too lazy to go back and .lr everything.
Re: Fun Cellphone games +
Note #353
posted on Misc
Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 12:03
Reply to: Note 349 posted by Fiendish

>I do crossword puzzles on my phone with the Shortyz app.

I've always preferred the Crosswords app over Shortyz. But definitely love
crosswords in general, and it's one of my idle-time apps.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: INFO channel gmcp ++++
Note #38252
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 19:51
Reply to: Note 38251 posted by Pwar

I never said I was against it. I merely said that I didn't think it was worth
it. In fact, in my previous note, I mentioned that I'm not against the idea
itself, but it was probably one of those "nice" ideas that get backburnered
because it probably didn't help the MUD as a whole.

However, with your recent note, I can understand the reason behind wanting
this, and I commend such an action. We need more people like you that are
willing to write plugins for the VI. Fiendish has done a wonderful job making
MUSHClient as VI-friendly as possible, and I know he's looking for feedback on
what can make it better.

I'm more for the opinion now that it does affect a number of people because of
the target audience. If it would be just because you wanted it for your own
self, that's when I don't see the worth.

And it's not heckling, by the way. :P

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: INFO channel gmcp ++
Note #38250
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 19:21
Reply to: Note 38249 posted by Pwar

If you're using the Aardwolf Packaged MUSHclient, all those "channels" can be
sent to the chat log, if that's your concern. Rsocials, included. Room socials,
however, aren't, because they aren't tagged in a way that is universal.

In my opinion, I don't see why these need to be converted to GMCP messages.
I've come to terms with the fact that rewards received for killing a mob (exp,
gold, etc) will probably never see GMCP status. These are probably some of the
things that are nice, but probably not enough desire for it to warrant a

Not that I'm against the change itself;; I just don't see why it's necessary in
the long run.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: DINV inventory manager plugin is available!
Note #7570
posted on Tech
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 18:03
Reply to: Note 7569 posted by Durel

I was one of the early testers of this wonderful plugin. I will say that at
first, it does seem overwhelming, but I will probably never use another
inventory management plugin other than this one.

One of my favorite features is the organize feature. You can organize things
into separate bags to keep track of them. I organize portals into one,
equipment into another, I keyword items "misc" via the plugin and organize
those, potions, tokens... everything is easily organized. Even Aarch pieces get

Another one of the nice features that I particularly enjoy is the "usage". It's
with that command that you can rid yourself of any items not optimal for your

Also, creating sets is so easy, and optimizes there, too. You can create a set
for PVP, PVE, all the different classes, and focus on what's more improtant to

I give this plugin a solid 5 stars. I suggested some ideas to Durel, and he's
implemented them. Plus, future upgrades, it's so easy to do since he
implemented my auto-upgrade script.

Don't hesitate to download this, especially if you're looking for an inventory
manager that, well, does it all for you. I've not seen another inventory
manager this in-depth, and with 20,000 lines of code... it's definitely worth

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: INFO channel gmcp
Note #38247
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 16:37
Reply to: Note 38242 posted by Pwar

The "channels" you've described aren't true channels, though. You don't have a
"Info" channel tag like you do with "tell", "gossip", etc. I suspect this is
why it's not GMCP, and probably more bother than it's worth to code it, in my

Rex Daemon Crowley
No Santa this year
Note #38226
posted on Ideas
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 22:26
I propose no Santa this year. Despite regular occurrences around the same time
every year, people still want him to come earlier, or have timers lowered, or
want more out of Santa. Too much greed, and not enough appreciation.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Future Humblebundle updates ++
Note #341
posted on Misc
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 19:55
Reply to: Note 340 posted by Shala

I definitely appreciate the support for these notes. However, when I mentioned
that it was suggested, the suggestion came from Lasher. When the big boss
suggests something to you, you tend to heed his suggestion. Until he's fine
with more notes promoting free game downloads, I'm going to follow his

Rex Daemon Crowley
Future Humblebundle updates
Note #335
posted on Misc
Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 14:19
It's been suggested that those interested in future free games from
HumbleBundle probably have already signed up to receive the notifications. If
not, you can do so quickly at Additionally, Origin
has its own free game offers on their site, Origin's
games are under the "On The House" option.

I will not be posting future free game notifications, and no one should post in
my stead. But definitely watch for them. HumbleBundle is pretty nice to get
into, as well, since you can get hundreds of dollars' worth for very little

Rex Daemon Crowley
The Bureau: XCOM Declassifed, Free on Humblebundle!
Note #334
posted on Misc
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 18:25
Subject says it all. Free for a limited time, so pick it up quickly!
Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: spellup - true seeing
Note #17636
posted on Bugs
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 00:43
Reply to: Note 17634 posted by Iceman

I suspect it's because the spell 'true seeing' does not actually "cast" the
spells that the helm protects against, but rather just toggles the flag. You'd
probably have to cast each individual spell for it to be ignored.

But yes, I agree the spell should check for Helm of True Sight first.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Remove Hardcore kills from PK total kills.
Note #38218
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 21:59
Reply to: Note 38217 posted by Nasus

I don't disagree with the suggestion. Why? Because Hardcore isn't a true PK
kill, as anyone from any level can pk a hardcore player. It'd be different if
the ranges were still in tact.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Put more mobs and such on world maps
Note #38194
posted on Ideas
Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 21:58
Reply to: Note 38193 posted by Snooky


You don't even offer a suggestion why they should. World maps aren't meant to
be leveling grounds anyway.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Sanctum 2, free on HumbleBundle.
Note #331
posted on Misc
Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 19:56
Get it while it lasts! Sanctum 2 is free for the next day and a half on

Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving@

Rex Daemon Crowley
We have hearfriends, can we add hearclan?
Note #38174
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 21:47
Long ago, 'hearfriends' was added to the MUD as a way for your friends to
bypass deaf and send you tells. Works great.

Let's up that with 'hearclan', in which members of your clan can send you tells
as well. Sometimes, you may want to go quiet, but let clan members reach you.
Unless you have them friended, it's not likely to happen unless they send you a

I actually suggested this a while back, too, but I think at the time, I got
little to no feedback on it. Let's change that this time around!

Rex Daemon Crowley
... let the crickets begin (again)?
Re: Silent mode and friends
Note #17620
posted on Bugs
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 21:44
Reply to: Note 17619 posted by Cheezburger

cast 443
I was about to ask, "Why WOULDN'T you want to see your friends logging in/out?"
but it occurs to me that perhaps this can be added to the "hearfriends" command
that lets friends bypass deaf.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Brutal Legend FREE on
Note #328
posted on Misc
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 17:55
Reply to: Note 327 posted by Escobar

Here's what the game is about, if you're interested. Escobar beat me to posting
it. Grr.

Brütal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral action combat with
open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere between Lord of the Rings and
Spinal Tap, its a fresh take on the action/driving genre, which in this case
is full of imitation cover bands, demons intent on enslaving humanity and Heavy
metal tunes. Featuring the talents of comedian, actor and musician, Jack Black
as super roadie Eddie Riggs, as well as cameos by some of the biggest names in
metal music it's a wild ride in the belly of the beast that is not to be missed
by gamers and Metalheads alike.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Separate Redo levels from Regular levels
Note #38149
posted on Ideas
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 00:03
For ranking purposes, really.

Redoers can do hundreds of levels weekly, if not thousands. It makes it near
impossible for someone who hasn't reached redo status to be able to make it on
rankings. Some people just want their name in the lights!

But seriously, separate them, please.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: math help / odds. +
Note #27356
posted on General
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 00:00
Reply to: Note 27355 posted by Maokai

Binomial distrubtions do not take into account how many times in a row you can
be successful. It's used for determining out of X amount of tries, how many
will be successful.

The original model of p*p*p*p (or p^n) where p is probability and n is number
of tries is correct.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: RotZ - task here during Task 6
Note #16328
posted on Typos
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 17:25
Reply to: Note 16327 posted by Escobar

Seems that the second "Return the pommel" shouldn't even exist until after
you've killed the incarnation.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Zodiac Goal, task 8
Note #16326
posted on Typos
Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 17:20
tracker zodiac repopped!
Task 8  : Ask the white bull about the second fragment.

Ask the white bull about the second fragment where there are many other

Give Europa a token of Taurus' love.

One, that line should not exist after you've found the white bull. Second, it's
rather redudant and should be shortened to something like:

Search for the zone of bulls.

Or something like that for task hints.

Also, task 6 needs to be fixed up. Rather redundant there, too.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Hardcore On
Note #17600
posted on Bugs
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 19:15
Reply to: Note 17599 posted by Chich

If it's not working, then it's not working for people who can go hardcore. I
just tried it, and it returned the appropriate message.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Humble Bundle - Killer is Dead
Note #315
posted on Misc
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 19:15
Humble Bundle's latest free game is Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition.

Get it while you can!

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: ifilter notspecial
Note #38141
posted on Ideas
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 13:08
Reply to: Note 38140 posted by Tymme

cast 116
I think it's been lobbied before to use a modifier such as - (dash) to denote
negative searches. I know I lobbied for it with searching mobs, and I think
Starling once asked for something similar for lbid, though I may be mistaken.

The concept in either case would be something like:

ifilter -special (to find items not flagged as special)

Or in the case of mobs:

where guard -sultan (would find a prince guard, but not a sultan guard)

Would love to see something to this nature added, in any case.

Rex Daemon Crowley

Additional statcost tiers
Note #38123
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 00:27
Much like the Pockets wish has additional tiers, add one for Statcost wish,
following the same scaling guidelines as Pockets -> Pockets2 -> Pockets3 ...

Cap Statcost out at Statcost6, however.

Re: Ignore lists +
Note #27342
posted on General
Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 21:24
Reply to: Note 27340 posted by Frenchy


Okay, you are obviously missing the point here. Let me break it down.

Frenchy, you had Arcidayne on ignore.

I was recently Arcidayne. I am now Crowley.

You no longer have me listed on 'ignored' because of the rename.

I'm not asking people to unignore me. I'm telling people they can update their
ignore lists to Crowley rather than Arcidayne if they are so inclined, but to
keep in mind that I will not actually contact you (because I have no desire
to), and I'm always open to discussion about the why if you're so inclined.

In other words, either update your ignore list, or keep me off it. Doesn't make
a difference to me.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Re: Ignore lists
Note #27339
posted on General
Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 21:20
Reply to: Note 27337 posted by Crowley

When a person renames, who ignored does not carry over. It'd be too
resource-intensive to check every player profile in existence just to see if
the old name is on that list and update it to the new name. Hence, why I wrote
the note.

Rex Daemon Crowley
Ignore lists
Note #27337
posted on General
Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 21:04
Ello, "boys".
Just a friendly note to anyone who may have had me ignored as Arcidayne. Feel
free to update your ignore list accordingly. But keep these two things in

1.) I have no interest in starting conversation with anyone who has had me
ignored, so don't take up a spot if you don't really need to;

2.) I never intend to have anyone ignore me, so if I have truly offended you,
chances are, I am sincerely apologetic. Of course, there are exceptions to
everything, but feel free to send me a tell yourself to clear the air on
anything. With that said, even if we do clear the air, I probably will not opt
to communicate with you unless we become very friendly.

As a reminder, the names I remember as having me ignored are:


So there you have it. No, I didn't rename to hide anything. There's nothing to
hide. I just figured I'd give people the option to either clear the air, update
their ignore list, or just save that slot for someone more worthy of it.

Enjoy your night.

Rex Daemon Crowley