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Re: AardMUSH+Scripting Tutorial +
Note #7768
posted on Tech
Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 14:37
Reply to: Note 7767 posted by Sammael

Looking forward to the day where mudders play
the game themselves as it was intended instead of
having a computer play for them!
Oh wait, this is aard, never going to happen.
A guy can dream though.
Re: Pthief retreat in wars +++++++
Note #40726
posted on Ideas
Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 19:30
Reply to: Note 40722 posted by Redwood

Amen.
+1.
Preach it.
instant spellups
Note #40649
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 11:17
Is there a way to get instant spellups outside of
daily prayers? If so, what are they, if not, is that
a possibility? Can we add this for a wish?
It's not a crazy huge difference from the other
spellup wish, maybe what 10 seconds or so, but
still things like that add up!
Re: PKautoassist on Allies +
Note #40220
posted on Ideas
Friday, August 3, 2018 @ 00:52
Reply to: Note 40219 posted by Crowley

He is saying the code shouldn't allow you to attack an
ally because you attack someone in your allies group.
Autopk does not differentiate in this aspect either.
I can't attack an ally outright, the code doesn't allow
it. The fact that it does allow such an attack in this
round about way seems like a bug or an oversight.
Re: The Purge ++
Note #40160
posted on Ideas
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 21:31
Reply to: Note 40159 posted by Tymme

With the way volley works it'd be 3 to the knee, and 2-4
anywhere else on your person, no?
Re: Let me setwanted myself ++++++
Note #40136
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 22:48
Reply to: Note 40132 posted by Tymme

Yeah so let's just keep letting people leave
instead of trying to fix or improve the reasons
they are doing so. Great attitude.
Re: Let me setwanted myself ++++
Note #40130
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 22:20
Reply to: Note 40129 posted by Crowley

Yeah ok bud.
Pk used to be active, if you can compare what there
is now to what we used to have, I want what you're smoking.
Sad part is we can debate back and forth all day,
nothing will change.
Re: Let me setwanted myself ++++
Note #40128
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 21:54
Reply to: Note 40127 posted by DjVoltron

My bad, also meant to comment that yes we used to be
able to set ourselves wanted. Not sure why it was
taken out, but your reason is probably it. And if that
is the case, let's just take it away from the people
that abuse it like that, instead of removing it 
entirely. I've never set myself wanted to bait 
someone with aoe's or another way, I'm sure most people
were in that camp. A few bad apples spoiled it for the 
rest of us, let's just remove the bad apples instead.
Re: Let me setwanted myself +++
Note #40127
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 21:51
Reply to: Note 40126 posted by Crowley

Yah that's the kind of reply I'd expect from you.
And unfortunately a lot of other people here too.
It's one reason raiding is where it's at (dead, thanks
epics) and one of the main reasons the only
pk that takes places is sh's killing level 50 or below
hardcore players. We need to shift things the other way,
where pk is more available, not less, or more expensive.
Or we can keep going the way we're going and keep watching
the place slowly die I guess, that's still an option.
Re: Chan bans. +
Note #27620
posted on General
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 21:43
Reply to: Note 27619 posted by Crowley

Hah. Ever hear of an advocate? What's wrong with standing
up for your friends? I'm not presuming anything, I simply
said there may not be a reminder or way to know unless
they wrote a note to themselves or just have a great
memory. I don't know the inner workings of the command
nor do I care to. Just saying the time the ban has
been on for the offense is a tad insane. Yeah I have one
side of the story, that's all that available. If I had more
to go on maybe my opinion would be different, but I doubt it.
Like I said people constantly say worse and nothing happens.
Sure Tzad can speak for herself, and so can the imm staff.
Chan bans.
Note #27617
posted on General
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 21:28
So someone on my flist (Tzadkiel) has been chan banned for
over a year or something silly like that. Why? For a joke
made in poor taste on imm channel. Why is someone chan banned
for that long for a bad choice when we still have people
like Raded and Trez that do this on a daily basis
without repercussion?! I could maybe see a few weeks or 
months if the joke was made on a channel like
gossip, but imm talk? Where cursing is allowed and
the normal content is just a step above the nonsense
open north gclan? My guess is the chans get taken away
and there is not a reminder or some such for the imm
staff to remove it. That would at least make sense
as to why it's been on for so long, as Tzad hasn't
made a fuss and asked for them back, because she
knows she was in the wrong on this occasion, but the
length of time is still overboard imo. Can
we get that removed please? I think time has been served.
Re: Let me setwanted myself +
Note #40125
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 20:17
Reply to: Note 40124 posted by Unforgiven

See that's an argument for flagging yourself
costing 1tp, not 2 and certainly not 3.
I wish setwanted was cheaper anyways. 
Specially since there are no rules on clearing
it and a lot of people just have a clannie do so
anyways. I mean 2tps is steep for use of a pk feature.
Hell if you're flagging yourself you are just 
looking for some action, why should it cost you
anything to get that?
holy reprisal
Note #40111
posted on Ideas
Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 23:14
Should holy reprisal be working on mobs that assist each other?
Seems to me it should, since you didn't initiate the attack...
Not sure if that was missed or intended...
Quick addition to gamestat 10
Note #39750
posted on Ideas
Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 18:52
For the subclass gamestat, I think it'd be neat
if the bottom of each subclass column gave the 
total %'s for the class they represent.
Thanks.
Re: american football "positions" ? ++
Note #466
posted on Misc
Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 15:01
Reply to: Note 465 posted by Escobar

He's right.
I neglect to say how many years I've been watching
football, but he's right. :p
Re: can we please have rput +
Note #39684
posted on Ideas
Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 08:46
Reply to: Note 39683 posted by Abelinc

You are so smart.
Re: New daily blessing: bonus loot drop chance +
Note #39668
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 15:10
Reply to: Note 39665 posted by Tymme

Let's not forget a toggle to turn it off, I don't care
to loot bonus eq, or have a better chance at doing so.
Thanks.
Avengers....
Note #39597
posted on Ideas
Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 17:33
I've been meaning to post this for a while now,
and being Avenger again oddly enough reminded me.
So we all know righteous anger rocks right?
If not, just attack me when you are in range and
you can see what I mean. :)
Anyway, for me one of the main downfalls of
Avenger has always been that their skill does
not benefit them if they have a wanted flag,
or in wars let's say. This is because
you actually need revenge on a target
for the skill to kick in. In wars, no one gets
revenge, as the point is to fight. When you
have a flag, people can freely attack you so
again no revenge. I would like to see both of
these situations remedied. I mean, if someone
starts the fight, the skill should work. That's
the description. I've never agreed with having
exceptions such as these and feel it should be 
changed somehow. Actually looking forward to
reading some constructive... let's repeat...
con-struc-tive replies to this post.
4/20 Trivia!
Note #3
posted on Games
Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 17:21
Hey peeps,
periodically thoughout the day tomorrow, at work while
I have time and then when I get home after 5p system
time I plan on asking a buncha trivia questions.
The subject is sort of misleading, as it's just called
4/20 trivia, the topics will be varied and plentiful.
Still undecided if I am going to award like
50k or 100k per question or keep a running tally
and away a few mil to the winners. Preferences?
Feel free to respond to this note or in personal
forum with that answer, and any suggested topics you
would like to see questions pertaining to.
Notice I say suggested, because if i can't come up
with questions on the subject, that's all it'd be. :)
So celebrate 4/20 with me by answering some questions! :)
On gametalk, may even start tonight... *winks*
Re: Nerfs +++
Note #27540
posted on General
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 07:57
Reply to: Note 27539 posted by Fiendish

Nothing of real content to reply to, but I'm not 'angry' about
anything, simply raising concerns. Didn't know there was an
issue with that, oh wait, this is Aard, yes I did.
I started my most recent redo right after staves changed,
before that I was pupping, so there goes that theory.
When hammerswing was added I didn't know it was
OP, I thought that's how it was intended, kinda hard
for the people that didn't create it to know how it's
supposed to work. You as a coder I'd think would know that.
Re: Nerfs +
Note #27518
posted on General
Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 09:25
Reply to: Note 27517 posted by Wire

Heh, no really, I get how progress on a mud happens,
been doin this for a while now.
What I don't get is the time that passes for the fixes.
I mean after hammerswing was in for a few days, and 
everyone and their mom went blacksmith, doesn't that
tell us there is an issue? No need to wait months and
months to be sure there is an issue, and to suggest
so is ludicris, if that's how you spell that.
Sure, staff is busy and we really only have one coder
I get that too but again, if something is added
and a problem is found, 9 times out of 10 it's
fixed within an hour or whatever of discovery.
There is no weeks or months for people to exploit the
issue before it's fixed. So why does this happen
in some instances and not others? Is there a reason?
Is that just how it is? Let's try answering the questions
instead of telling me what I expect and how unrealistic 
those (nonexistant) expectations are. Thanks.
Nerfs
Note #27515
posted on General
Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 08:50
Ok, what I don't get is why we have to nerf things? Why not jack
 up other class skills or abilities to make them on par
 with other class skills and abilities instead of removing
 things that are fun and different? Hammerswing comes in,
 it's the best thing since sliced bread. Can't have that, NERF.
 Now it blows. Staves, ok that was fun, not quite the hammerswing
 fun but it was ok but guess what? NERF. Now that blows too.
 I mean ok so you put a new thing in and it's stronger than intended.
 But it still sits there for weeks or months while a select
 few abuse the hell out of it for countless thousands of pups
 then it goes bye bye so those people got the unfair
 advantage and nobody else does? I just don't see where this stuff
 makes sense I guess.
Re: one spell +
Note #440
posted on Misc
Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 12:40
Reply to: Note 439 posted by Metropolis

I'd have to go with major creation. 
Major create me some green and some green.
Major create anything I damn well please.
Yeah, gimme major create, without much pondering.
If I thought about it more I'd probably come up
with something else, but off the bat, there ya go.
Re: Tier gear for all
Note #39520
posted on Ideas
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 11:32
Reply to: Note 39518 posted by Zengo

Allow NOPK clans nothing. You don't want to participate 
in the system, then don't expect perks from that system.
If you want better eq, join a pk clan. I'm more of the 
school of thought to combine all NOPK clans into one
clan. It's notl ike aard is a rp mud, so why have 10 
different nopk clans? Just clutters things up for
no reason. If something were to change eq wise for
no pk clans, then at the least I'd like to see
the clans combined into one, trade off.
Re: herocancel ++
Note #39499
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 18:23
Reply to: Note 39497 posted by Tymme

Any solution imo would be better than having to wait.
IMO we don't want to have anything that makes people
have to wait because most people do something
else while waiting, and since that something else
isn't Aard, it kinda takes people away when
I think we're trying to do the opposite. :)
herocancel
Note #39488
posted on Ideas
Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 22:54
Just a simple command that will clear ALL affects, usable
by remort 7 people since they can't SH without spells
wearing off for whatever reasons, this way we don't
continue to needlessly spend time waiting.
Personally I can usually cancel or disrupt anything
I use but I guess this isn't always the case for all,
(berserk)... or maybe just make sure all spells and
skills are cancelable/disruptable/etc in some way?
Gracias.
Add bonusloot to auto, or some other listing. Thanks.
Note #39404
posted on Ideas
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 18:09
Subject says it, if it's been suggested, disregard.
Re: as Aardwolf is levelling based...
Note #39326
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @ 12:43
Reply to: Note 39323 posted by Dexter

Prethanks. :)
Bag of Token Holding
Note #39248
posted on Ideas
Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 17:56
So call it what have you, but the idea is for something
like the keyring, to be in your inventory, but only
holds tokens. There would be a qp cost associated 
with this feature as it's not just a bag for tokens
it's main function is to take on the item count of
those tokens inside it instead of them counting
towards your item count.
I just noticed how many tokens I had in my bag (easily
over 100) and this just came to me as I'd much 
rather be able to hold 100 more potions than
all those cp tokens, but it would also be wasteful
to destroy them just to free up the slots.
I'd gladly pay some qps for a wish or feature
that was similiar to this.
NPC Keywords +++++++++
Note #39097
posted on Ideas
Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 08:50
Reply to: Note 39096 posted by Tymme

+1
Re: NPC Keywords +++++++++
Note #39065
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 21:29
Reply to: Note 39062 posted by Fiendish

Ya know what first I was against this, but the more
I think about it, the mud has already gone the
way of automation when S&D was ok'd and spread
like a virus. Maybe imp'ing something like a 
kill 1. 2. system or the like would start to even
the playing field between cheating bots (and border
line legal bots) and people playing the game fairly.
Maybe it'd just make the bots that much faster, and
kill any ground gained, which is what I think.
Either way, as long as things like S&D are floating
around and encouraged, does it much matter what
is being put in might enhance botting? 
Hell let's give it a whirl, can always flip it back.
Working from home ideas?
Note #373
posted on Misc
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 21:00
Hello Aard peeps!
Think I've asked before with limited results, so
figured it can't hurt to ask again as mostly all I
seem to find are scams and the like. I have been
looking to find legit work from home online
ventures to earn money with as I'm hoping they aren't
ALL scams and bs... if you know of anything like
this please let me know. If the info is really good
and what I am looking for I am willing to reward
the person that enlightens me, we can discuss
said reward when the time arrives. :)
Questions, comments, tells work, I always respond
when I get back if I'm away.
Thanks and Happy Aarding! :)
TP Poker
Note #20
posted on Games
Sunday, February 4, 2018 @ 18:28
Lookin to do an old fashioned TP poker game later
tonight. Either 8p or 9p.. any interest?
Re: Clear Keyring +
Note #39017
posted on Ideas
Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 12:38
Reply to: Note 39016 posted by Escobar

keyring get all
drop all
sac all
Least that's what I do since the stuff I want to keep
has the keep flag, so dropping all doesn't bother me.
Seems easy enough, what am I missing? :p
level check +++++++++
Note #38690
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 10:52
Reply to: Note 38676 posted by Noegel

How can you say something like that? We don't know if the tier system is
dependant on a level check to be feasable with pk or anything else
because we've never experienced it without a level check.
What is the harm in trying something like this out to see how it works?
WE CAN ALWAYS PUT IT BACK.
This is the same reason I stopped posting ideas years ago.
When someone suggests something a tad outside the box, or against
the norm, or what have you, they get gang flamed off the board.
It's a miracle this game ever progressed at all the way it's players 
fight change.
Re: level check ++++++
Note #38653
posted on Ideas
Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 22:23
Reply to: Note 38650 posted by Redryn

No, he said the level range check is fine, he is talking about
the actual combat checks during a fight that determine the outcome.
Why should someone a few levels higher automatically
have an advantage? A built in handicap that only requires you be
higher level than someone? I never got that myself, never saw it on
any mud I played until I came here. Then again I've only been told
it exists, of couse I have no proof other than experience in
playing. Either way I can't say I'd be opposed to removing such
a thing if it existed so fight outcomes were more based on
stats and the like.
Re: level check +
Note #38645
posted on Ideas
Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 22:03
Reply to: Note 38644 posted by Kobus

Oh please.
People have been doing that long before he created.
He learned it from watching others do it.
So don't play like he started that nonsense.
It was probably done to him at one point so he does it now.
Curse of the Midnight Fens portal
Note #48359
posted on Forsale
Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 11:45
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Keywords   : dreary hole despair                                |
| Name       : a dreary hole of despair                           |
| Id         : 1914900467                                         |
| Type       : Portal                    Level  :   200           |
| Worth      : 100                       Weight :     5           |
| Wearable   : hold, portal                                       |
| Score      : 0                                                  |
| Material   : energy                                             |
| Flags      : invis, magic, melt-drop, V3, lauction              |
| Found at   : The Curse of the Midnight Fens                     |
| Leads to   : The Curse of the Midnight Fens                     |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Market Item Number    : 83627                                   |
| Item is being sold by : DjVoltron                               |
| Auction will end in   : 3 days and 23:59:53                     |
| Current bid           : 1 gold (No bid yet)                     |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
Re: HARDCORE no scry +++++
Note #38523
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 22:43
Reply to: Note 38515 posted by Tymme

I am well aware how scry works, a cooldown means I have to
wait to see additional targets. I don't like that idea in the slightest.
One practice I have is who hardcore and scrying to see who
is out. A cooldown would greatly hinder that.
An option for people to gag the scry line when cast
on them multiple times doesn't hinder that or things like that.
Re: HARDCORE no scry +++
Note #38510
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 03:54
Reply to: Note 38508 posted by Iceman

I dunno, it's easily gagged client side, but instead of
a cooldown I'd rather see a nospam option to omit
or limit the messages. For instance, if omitted, then duh you don't
see any scry messages. If you have it set to limited then the
first instance of scry displays the message, but after that for 2-4
minutes or however long you wouldn't see more messages on
additional scry attempts unless from a different caster.
Re: allow for 'goals done' in rankings
Note #38342
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 17:44
Reply to: Note 38340 posted by Ocho

The main reason I see this as a waste, and unneeded is because
at some point we'll just have a screen full of people that
completed all the goals. There is an end cap on it. So
we want to know who finished all the goals? Is that the point of
a suggestion like this? It's come up before, I don't recall
what the verdict was, but for me, it's just not needed.
Not as a ranking anyways, maybe a plaque somewhere with the names
of the people that have completed all the goals?
Then oh look a new goal is added and the plaque clears? 
I dunno, just seems to me it's (like a lot of other ideas that
come up) coding time better spent elsewhere.
Weapon 2, Raw
Note #48282
posted on Forsale
Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 20:09
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Keywords   : whip aardwolf (399062)                             |
| Name       : Whip of Aardwolf                                   |
| Id         : 1902403532                                         |
| Type       : Weapon                    Level  :   291           |
| Worth      : 1,000                     Weight :    15           |
| Wearable   : wield                                              |
| Score      : 3782                                               |
| Flags      : unique, glow, hum, magic, V3, precious, lauction   |
| Owned By   : DjVoltron                                          |
| Found at   : Immortal Homes                                     |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Weapon Type: whip                   Average Dam :    873        |
| Inflicts   : shocking bite          Damage Type : Electric      |
| Specials   : vampiric                                           |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Stat Mods  : Damage roll  : +29      Hit roll     : +29         |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Market Item Number    : 83023                                   |
| Item is being sold by : DjVoltron                               |
| Auction will end in   : 4 days and 21:34:06                     |
| Current bid           : 1 qp (No bid yet)                       |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
Weapon 1, Raw
Note #48281
posted on Forsale
Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 20:08
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Keywords   : axe aardwolf (399063)                              |
| Name       : Axe of Aardwolf                                    |
| Id         : 1902403543                                         |
| Type       : Weapon                    Level  :   291           |
| Worth      : 1,000                     Weight :    20           |
| Wearable   : wield                                              |
| Score      : 3782                                               |
| Flags      : unique, glow, hum, magic, V3, precious, lauction   |
| Owned By   : DjVoltron                                          |
| Found at   : Immortal Homes                                     |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Weapon Type: axe                    Average Dam :    873        |
| Inflicts   : cleave                 Damage Type : Slash         |
| Specials   : vorpal                                             |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Stat Mods  : Damage roll  : +29      Hit roll     : +29         |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
| Market Item Number    : 83022                                   |
| Item is being sold by : DjVoltron                               |
| Auction will end in   : 4 days and 21:34:02                     |
| Current bid           : 1 qp (No bid yet)                       |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
$10 donation
Note #48246
posted on Forsale
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 08:02
Sold already, did 2. Might do more next week, we'll see.
Selling a $10 donation in your name!
Note #48244
posted on Forsale
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 18:14
Subject says it, send tells or notes with bids, will more
than likely sell in a few hours to highest bidder.
Thanks. :)
Re: Remove Hardcore kills from PK total kills. +
Note #38219
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 00:13
Reply to: Note 38218 posted by Crowley

Then the same argument could be made for wanted kills as well.
Where do we draw the line?
Maybe change it to more of a graph output that displays 
different totals with or without certain columns?
Or is it really that big of a deal if we do just
remove it... I dunno, but it does make sense... just
not sure if we then include wanted or not, I'd lean towards
doing so since most wanted kills also come from people 
out of normal pk range.
Re: Buying Donations ++
Note #38117
posted on Ideas
Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 21:58
Reply to: Note 38116 posted by Wire

You guys are awesome at missing points.
Re: Buying Donations
Note #38113
posted on Ideas
Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 21:37
Reply to: Note 38108 posted by Kylia

I have to admit the thought has crossed my mind as well.
Seeing people ask $100 and MORE for a single piece of eq is so
not where I want to see this game going. Then again, I didn't
want to see us lean towards automation and we know how that
turned out. So we need to draw the line somewhere, and I think this is
a good spot since we missed the bus on automation.
Wish I had a solution, not sure not allowing donations in
other's name is the way to do it, not sure it's not
either. What I do know is if I have to donate $100 for a single piece
of rank3+ eq, then I'll never have that eq. The person that can afford
to donate that money will have that eq, then I have no shot against
that person, because I don't earn as much?
Agree or disagree this is the direction I feel we are heading, or
already in, and I'd love to read some ideas on how to stop
and reverse it if possible.
Re: Ignore lists +
Note #27341
posted on General
Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 21:25
Reply to: Note 27340 posted by Frenchy

He only named you as someone who may have had him ignored.
All he is saying is to ignore his new name if you
wish to continue to ignore Arcidayne, since
he renamed.
Not worth all this. :p
Re: pups / milestone achievement
Note #37786
posted on Ideas
Thursday, July 6, 2017 @ 18:45
Reply to: Note 37785 posted by Dexter

I second this one.. yes please. :)