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Re: If Aardwolf Wasn't Realistic, goals tp!!!
Note #5
posted on Jokes
Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 13:46
Reply to: Note 4 posted by Reltubydoc

> ManMan and Filt are chilling at Ivar's pub. 

Snooky's pub.
Re: Increasing participation in games +
Note #40778
posted on Ideas
Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 19:09
Reply to: Note 40757 posted by Tymme

> Mafia and poker, blackjack and slots, etc., not so sure, espec since afaik
> they can be played while doing other things.

A few reasons come to mind...

1. Mafia has never been a good game. Not even in person at parties. The basic
mechanics as original designed are just not good. Later bluffing games tried to
(relatively successfully, I think) fix the fundamental flaws. If you want a
less broken version of Mafia, you need to look at something like Secret Hitler.
You can find a reasonable review of it at ArsTechnica, which gives this 
money quote:
> In practice, though, most of the bluffing games I play usually go something 
> like this:
> Other player: I think Kyle is the bad guy.
> Me (regardless of whether or not Im the bad guy): No, Im not.
> Other player: Hes totally lying! I totally know it!
> Me: No, Im not.
> *repeat over and over and with various other combinations of players*

That perfectly explains the Mafia experience, and it's what advanced 
variants like Secret Hitler address.

2. Poker and blackjack are semi-skilled gambling games that I think most
people only enjoy in one of three conditions:
1) pretend-to-be-James(ina)-Bond parties
2) real casinos with a million flashing lights, free drinks, and Celine Dion
3) if you think you can make real money
I'm not sure which of these can work here.

3. Slots is completely skill-less gambling, which, short of abusing people 
with addiction problems, banks on rapid participant turnover tossing in a 
few bucks for funsies only once a while.

4. Aardwolf critically lacks billboards, popups, flashing lights, and other
mechanisms that grab attention and promote these games. If real slot machines
didn't have blinkenlights do you think as many people would even think to
play them? Before this thread, when was the last time you remembered that
Aardwolf has slot machines?

If you want more people to play the slot machine, try this:
On the first of every month look at the list of all players who did at least
one pull at the highest pay-in (100k). Give one randomly chosen person from the 
list a trivia point.

- Fiendish
Re: Aard EQ +++++
Note #40736
posted on Ideas
Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 20:05
Reply to: Note 40695 posted by Vilgan

> There was no usefulness even before the aard bracers since a basic
> trigger to re-wield the weapon makes disarm pointless.

Agree. Getting disarmed should also impose at least a few seconds of delay
before any of your subsequent commands get through.
A re-wield trigger should still hurt.
Re: Changing alignment
Note #40735
posted on Ideas
Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 20:01
Reply to: Note 40681 posted by Icarus

I should make myself a note template for replying to ideas that boil down
to "give me more for doing less".
Re: Favorite under-used socials?
Note #27682
posted on General
Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 19:45
Reply to: Note 27681 posted by Tymme

Re: bunch of heavy keys, melody +
Note #16816
posted on Typos
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 01:48
Reply to: Note 16813 posted by Starling

"A bunch" in this case most naturally means "many" and not "a clustered arrangement".
A clustered arrangement of keys is, but many keys are.
Re: c 'pray for absolution'
Note #16815
posted on Typos
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 01:44
Reply to: Note 16793 posted by Zoot

Or just remove the comma.
Re: Removal of OPK ++
Note #40668
posted on Ideas
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 01:35
Reply to: Note 40647 posted by KoopaTroopa

I agree with KoopaTroopa. I don't think Vespar has fully thought through
the meaning of his response.

> How many people here actually went OPK for the "OPK experience"?

None. Which is why it's critical to have an upside to counter the downside.
That also means that it's critical to have a downside to counter the upside.

> How about this, lets remove all bonuses for OPK and see
> how many people continue to use the flag.
> Would you?

Flip it around. Let's remove the PK part from OPK and just leave the bonus
experience. Would you _not_?
If you can just drop the flag whenever, then it's just free bonus XP, which
is probably not the goal.
Re: lottery
Note #557
posted on Misc
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 01:30
Reply to: Note 553 posted by Abelinc

I miss Reina. RIP.
- Fiendish
Re: Raise the number of items allowed in manors +
Note #40619
posted on Ideas
Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 23:21
Reply to: Note 40613 posted by Zoot

> old manors that don't have players attached anymore

What? That's a thing? You should unlock the door and let people squat inside
until the civil enforcers demolish the building for violating sanitation codes.
Re: I'm perfectly fine with tells. ++
Note #27676
posted on General
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 20:49
Reply to: Note 27675 posted by Shala

Send all MUSHclient questions to Shala.
Preferably on either the raiding or upgrades board.
Re: curse +++
Note #40604
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 20:46
Reply to: Note 40602 posted by Mondaine

> Around level 50, curse can last up to around 7 minutes, which seems
> a bit excessive.

Does it, though? Because my reaction to that is
Re: Strangle Tweaks - Edited
Note #40596
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 20:46
Reply to: Note 40594 posted by Mondaine

> It would be great if the Ninja scenario did not have lag but instead just 
> displayed the mob was immune and let you go on your way.

I too wish that my actions had no consequences.
Re: Item limits ++++++
Note #40595
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 20:44
Reply to: Note 40592 posted by Starling

> > I don't make the rules around here, but I disagree.
> On what basis?

On the basis that I'm not Lasher?
Re: A Secret Passage, Umari +
Note #16782
posted on Typos
Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 20:01
Reply to: Note 16781 posted by Mendaloth

>  This isn't a door for looking

You don't know that.
Re: Item limits ++++
Note #40591
posted on Ideas
Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 19:58
Reply to: Note 40590 posted by Redryn

> To clarify, friend makes the mule account, so it's not multiplaying

I don't make the rules around here, but I disagree.
Re: New socials added, exciting announcement social lovers!
Note #27670
posted on General
Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 11:19
Reply to: Note 27668 posted by Mendaloth

Your multiline bwhites have faded.
Re: Mob affect idea
Note #40543
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 20:54
Reply to: Note 40542 posted by Teleron

Where I come from we listen to conservative talk radio and ride horses to school.
Re: Fantasy Hockey
Note #540
posted on Misc
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 20:50
Reply to: Note 539 posted by Rezit

I want a fantasy swimming pool.
Re: xrt comes to blowtorch
Note #7751
posted on Tech
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 20:47
Reply to: Note 7750 posted by Shindo

I can't wait for the first 2 minute gq win from a mobile phone.
Re: nospellup command +
Note #40502
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 14:34
Reply to: Note 40360 posted by Mannec

External to the issue of malicious "buffing", where perhaps a person with worse
stats can block your spellups from landing by getting in first, I'm annoyed
every time someone makes me invisible when I don't want to be.

Ride the Tram chants the phrase 'invis'.
You fade out of existence.

This would stop being a problem if I could effectively visto everyone.
Re: Pro Cheef Tip Of The Day +
Note #538
posted on Misc
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 12:44
Reply to: Note 537 posted by Redwood

False! It has all of the same ingredients as your favorite barbecue sauce.
Tomato, vinegar, sugar, smoke, salt, garlic, chilis, spices.
Pro Cheef Tip Of The Day
Note #532
posted on Misc
Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 23:13
You can make your own barbecue sauce by mixing ketchup, sriracha, and liquid smoke.
Re: S&D 2.0.0 bug fixes.
Note #27648
posted on General
Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 23:09
Reply to: Note 27645 posted by Starling

I wish I could qualify of life.
Re: creating new sqlite database
Note #7733
posted on Tech
Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 00:23
Reply to: Note 7731 posted by Starling

Open one that doesn't exist and it will be created.
Re: Mush client not working
Note #7730
posted on Tech
Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 09:59
Reply to: Note 7729 posted by Thelfusa

> my Mush client

It might be easier if you use mine instead of yours.
Favor in the realm for marriages +++++
Note #40283
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 22:58
Reply to: Note 40281 posted by Tymme

I think one of those was me.
Re: BF1G 11: "They see me rollin, they hatin!!! +
Note #97
posted on Jokes
Sunday, August 19, 2018 @ 23:32
Reply to: Note 96 posted by Impurifan

I'm an elder millenial. But in my defense, we weren't called that when I was
Re: minwin help error
Note #7726
posted on Tech
Sunday, August 19, 2018 @ 23:24
Reply to: Note 7725 posted by Noro

That's an issue known with a specific set of versions between me and Bast.
I'm pretty sure that updating your aardwolf mushclient will fix it. If it
doesn't, let me know.
Re: aard weapons +++++
Note #40228
posted on Ideas
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 23:31
Reply to: Note 40227 posted by Celebrity

And a pony!
And a skateboard!
Re: MUSH on Wine - Saving Window States
Note #7716
posted on Tech
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 19:44
Reply to: Note 7712 posted by Cytan

I don't know about Play on Mac, but I have Wine Staging 3.13 installed on
macOS 10.13.5 and MUSHclient does remember what size I set the window to.

I got it from here:

- Fiendish
Re: pardons
Note #40191
posted on Ideas
Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 23:41
Reply to: Note 40190 posted by Impurifan

It's a bit weird, but the capitalist in me supports this idea.
Re: all
Note #7708
posted on Tech
Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 02:38
Reply to: Note 7704 posted by Throxx

If you can make it happen again, then please type `gmcpdebug 1` and show me
what it says just before the error. But something's wrong with that error 
message. It can't be happening inside of BroadcastPlugin.
Re: Making Aardwolf MUSHclient docs contributable
Note #7703
posted on Tech
Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 19:04
Reply to: Note 7686 posted by Fiendish

Ok I did it. The client wiki is now editable by other people via pull request

I think so, anyway.
Re: Lughnasadh Game: Tatiliu's Muse
Note #18
posted on Games
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 20:29
Reply to: Note 17 posted by Audra

>  For a chance to become the greatest bard in the land enter a short
>  Story, poem or song by note to Druid.

Re: wtb service
Note #49135
posted on Forsale
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 20:27
Reply to: Note 49129 posted by Mcgregor

Re: Larry the Missionary say text +
Note #16644
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 23:02
Reply to: Note 16643 posted by Tymme

Didn't the autoformatter for room descriptions also use two at some point?
Re: The Purge
Note #40157
posted on Ideas
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 20:23
Reply to: Note 40120 posted by Khaleesi

I tried going OPK once. It didn't go well.
Re: gmcp based mapper for blowtorch
Note #7701
posted on Tech
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 20:20
Reply to: Note 7696 posted by Shindo

Re: roume +
Note #518
posted on Misc
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 20:18
Reply to: Note 514 posted by Crowley

| When you keep making alts to complain about how unfair Roume was (he most
| likely wasn't, as he's one of the good guys, and it's not JUST his decision
| anyway), it makes it hard for someone to forget you even existed.

False. I've already forgotten.
Re: Anyone previously/currently doing military?
Note #517
posted on Misc
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 20:13
Reply to: Note 512 posted by Dexter

My dad was a paratrooper, but he's dead now (unrelated) so I can't ask him.
I watch a lot of shoot-em-up movies though.
Re: Chan bans. +++
Note #27626
posted on General
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 20:06
Reply to: Note 27623 posted by Starling

| It was a permanent channel ban or a nuke.
| |  
| | It is none of your business.
| |
| It's not, except how do you reconcile that with someone like me still having
| channels?

You were nuked though, so the or condition was satisfied.
RIP Tzadkiel.
Can I have your boombox?
I hear that the next version of macOS has a dark theme
Note #7694
posted on Tech
Sunday, July 8, 2018 @ 17:47
Maybe they play Aardwolf and got the idea from me.
The timing is suspicious.
Re: Joke Application
Note #88
posted on Jokes
Sunday, July 8, 2018 @ 17:46
Reply to: Note 87 posted by Sorael

I don't understand.
Re: People near Miami?
Note #27603
posted on General
Sunday, July 1, 2018 @ 19:37
Reply to: Note 27598 posted by Garamis

Garamis are you over 60 and also Jewish? I think I have some family there.
Making Aardwolf MUSHclient docs contributable
Note #7686
posted on Tech
Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 20:10
I'm planning to set up a proxy project for just my documentation wiki based on

This should be done soon. I know that project contributions are pretty rare,
but at least docs don't require programming knowledge.
Mendaloth Tracker + Fiendish Aard Channels +++
Note #7685
posted on Tech
Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 19:55
Reply to: Note 7682 posted by Abelinc

> >This should not be true. storeFromOutside takes a second argument which can
> >either be a tab index number or tab name string.
> Sweet, so you've already done the work on your end for it. Please update the
> example on your wiki page on the comm log window when you get a chance.

Though I guess now I also have to update all the screenshots. *groan*
Re: voteadmin - finish
Note #40001
posted on Ideas
Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 19:34
Reply to: Note 39964 posted by Tymme

Are votes ever urgent?
Re: Arcane Secrets +
Note #40000
posted on Ideas
Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 19:19
Reply to: Note 39939 posted by Mondaine

> I am concerned that if the time to make these is reduced, and without some
> sort of check system, we could see the dawn of near-infinite OP items.

The obvious solution to this, and also every other overabundant resource
problem in the game, is to automatically increase the cost of materials
until bottle/scroll shop profit is maximized.

It's kinda about time that Aardwolf had a market economy for standard shop
Re: Mendaloth Tracker + Fiendish Aard Channels ++
Note #7681
posted on Tech
Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 17:11
Reply to: Note 7678 posted by Cytan

> Since the first tab is the only one that can successfully capture
> storeFromOutside

This should not be true. storeFromOutside takes a second argument which can
either be a tab index number or tab name string.

- Fiendish