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Re: Ivar's Item Item Remodeling
Note #17760
posted on Bugs
Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 12:32
Reply to: Note 17758 posted by Toneloc

It's working as intended, just not as you expected, I think?  You're probably
looking for the disenchant command.  Illu/sol/res flags, once added, can't be
removed with setflag, and prevent (re)adding stats if the base flag (e.g., hum)
is toggled and enchant spell recast.

(reposted with clarification)
Re: Please make 2se from recall a safe room. ++
Note #39172
posted on Ideas
Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 12:07
Reply to: Note 39170 posted by Bitties

>It seems kind of petty to just sit around inside city-limits
Quite petty, whether 2se of recall or 2s8e in Mesolar.  Personally don't have a
problem with the whole city being safe, or that specific room, but don't see
the point when Dexx can just as easily move w to the square that is safe, too.
Social tracking
Note #39168
posted on Ideas
Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 10:30
If it's possible to track the difference, it'd be interesting to see how often
a social is used directly (like *nod) vs *random.
Re: Please make 2se from recall a safe room.
Note #39164
posted on Ideas
Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 07:58
Reply to: Note 39162 posted by Negader

What about 2s2e then too?  And so on....
There's probably 50 (didn't do math) rooms within 2-3 rooms of recall that are
all safe; don't think it needs to extend everywhere.
Re: Blending Aard Items. +
Note #39145
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 19:39
Reply to: Note 39142 posted by Liber

Liber covered most of the rest that I forgot/missed but a few people have sent
tells mentioning I missed the regen ring.  Same issue as boots and other only-
sometimes-worn items, suddenly every 200+ has at least one ring w/ regen added.
Re: Blending Aard Items.
Note #39141
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 13:49
Reply to: Note 39139 posted by Lasher

Mix of thoughts, depending on the piece of gear involved.
Boots and, to lesser extent aura, could/would have low stats for level.  Amulet
does too but don't think that really counts.
Bracers have war's iron grip and gloves have many class' dual wield, the high
stats will prob almost always be better and if you find something that is
better, you'll prob already have these skills to not worry about adding to
other gear.
BP doesn't have an ability to swap, just add stats/resists, on top of already
high enhanced gear sounds like too much.
So either it'll always be used (crappy stuff like boots) or a sink to make an
already improved item even better.  Sounds nice for newer players to have that
option but hte most that would be used would be by older players that don't
need the extra boosts.
Re: lbid 84375 - Rhuli's light collection
Note #16488
posted on Typos
Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 20:18
Reply to: Note 16485 posted by Vost

Yes we do, it's tpspend ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hpcharge tymme 0 -100 0 .
It's just plausible deniability.
clanadmin editmotd
Note #39125
posted on Ideas
Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 12:49
Add a clannounce message that a leader has either started editing the clanmotd,
or has updated it after they .q from editing it.
Re: reboots
Note #39113
posted on Ideas
Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 16:07
Reply to: Note 39112 posted by Mcgregor

For what?  Vaults, pockets, and aardbags hold plenty, and keys are easy enough
to get once every 3 or so months.
holy mirror
Note #16478
posted on Typos
Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 00:00
You protect yourself from the forces of holy and light.
Don't really have an alternative but the "the forces of holy" part  of the
successful cast message just doesn't sound right.
opk cooldown
Note #16477
posted on Typos
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 15:25
You have the following special affects:
  Can set OPK              : 23:59:56
This is probably better/more clearly worded as "cannot toggle OPK".
Re: Quiet pc systems ++++++
Note #7597
posted on Tech
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 14:48
Reply to: Note 7596 posted by Fiendish

Any alternatives for a four-year-old?  The linen closet is the only one that's
available for this and while there's enough compartmentalized room for the
younger two, the four-year-old does not fit, even if folded properly.
Re: Quiet pc systems ++++
Note #7595
posted on Tech
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 14:30
Reply to: Note 7594 posted by Robbo

Already have three, which is 1 to 3 too many depending on circumstances.  Don't
need it any louder than that.
Re: NPC Keywords +++++++++
Note #39096
posted on Ideas
Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 08:47
Reply to: Note 39089 posted by Rhuli

Can we please add considering note threads as closed to help deadideas?

Re: Working from home ideas?+
Note #376
posted on Misc
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 23:02
Reply to: Note 374 posted by Mannec

> that being said, have you considered prostitution
C'mon, that takes at least 30 seconds per client not spent levelling on Aard!
Tech support seems like the easiest to do work-from-home, but will usually
require some initial investment.  Company I work for started offering 32 hrs
work-at-home and 8 in office, for those that were a certain level rep.  It's
not exactly easy to just trust people are gonna work their whole shift, espec
newer hires.
lbid filter outbid & showcase
Note #16470
posted on Typos
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 18:41
The separator line between showcase and regular items shows even if you don't
have anything else in the list except the showcase item(s):
             [ Aardwolf Marketplace - Current List of Inventory ]

Num    Item Description             Lvl  Type Last Bid      Bids Time Left
------ ---------------------------- --- ----- ------------- ---- -------------
*84288 (Aarchaeology) A Legendary W   1  Gold    25,500,000   29      02:48:15


Re: NPC Keywords +++++
Note #39058
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 15:04
Reply to: Note 39057 posted by Redwood

Can we stop sending items to deadideas?  Anything that is there is simply met
with "well, so was vaults and orange colorcodes and so this isn't really dead
Unless we implement a "help totallyraellydeadideasnoimeanitstopbegging"?
Quiet pc systems
Note #7586
posted on Tech
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 12:10
Can't seem to get my system to cooperate enough with QFan/Speedfan to keep it
as quiet as I'd like.  May upgrade it semi-soon; what should I be looking for?
Does liquid cooling work well, is it only partially supplementing the cooling
process or does it mean it's basically fanless?   What kind of upkeep is needed
for water-cooling?
Otherwise, recommendations for other things to keep a system nice and quiet?
I had some cheap fans that I swapped out for something a bit more pricey when
the ball bearings started rattling, but don't really know what to look for in
the (lack of) noise department for hardware.
Re: NPC Keywords ++++
Note #39056
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 10:49
Reply to: Note 39053 posted by Xyndor

Can see both sides.  Can't just not code in features that scripts will abuse,
or basically nothing will get coded in.
However, I don't see the benefit of this over the ability to more easily abuse
it.  Areas usually have a limit of 50 mobs and maybe you'll see 8-10 diff ones
in a room.  Three or four might be kill targets.  It's not hard to remember a
few keywords, like "3 finch, parak, 2 crow".
The order would also change any time a mob moved into or out of the room, so
either you're in a busy area where this will happen regularly, or a less dense
area where it wouldn't be hard to remember the 2-3 keywords you need.
It just seems way more abuseable for scripts adding to a kill-next list by
scanning and sorting on align vs. remembering the few things you need, espec
once you learn an area and its inhabitants.
Re: Note Ignore ++++
Note #39055
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 10:41
Reply to: Note 39049 posted by Trurien

This comes up every few months- see your note in November on the same topic
(38212), and the same response I'd given back then and would've now.
Re: NPC Keywords
Note #39033
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 16:33
Reply to: Note 39032 posted by Xyndor

Don't see this happening- this used to be a 'feature' that was considered a bug
and coded away many, many years ago.
dark robes of zyian
Note #16466
posted on Typos
Sunday, February 4, 2018 @ 12:18
Keywords   : Zyian Dark Cloak
Name       : the Dark Robes of Zyian

>l zyi
You see the Dark Robes of Zyian on the floor.
"cloak" is not referenced anywhere and "robes" is mentioned in both short and
long desc.  Though it meets the keyword requirements, it makes no sense to have
"cloak" instead of "robes" for a keyword.
Re: weight - wish
Note #39026
posted on Ideas
Sunday, February 4, 2018 @ 12:08
Reply to: Note 39024 posted by Dexter

| I am SURE there are hundreds of players who have struggled with this
| weight -issue during uh.. decades!
If only we'd known about it for those decades, like if someone had posted every
six months to a year, or even more frequently than that....
Can buy a new vault plus something like 100 slots (didn't do exact math) for
the same cost, which provides a lot more flexibilty.
Clan donation rooms
Note #39022
posted on Ideas
Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 18:08
I tend to donate lightly-enhanced gameload stuff I find.  If it went to the
clan donation room, it'd probably just disappear since in-clan has better, so
I tend to just gdonate instead.
So, why not have anything in clan donation rooms go to global donation rooms
instead of expiring, and then only expire when the timer is out in the global
donation room?   Would give the people that might use it more often a chance
to see it rather than it just disappearing.
Re: VI flag for newbies/players +
Note #39019
posted on Ideas
Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 12:50
Reply to: Note 39018 posted by Dash

Given it is helper/imm only, can't see it being that big of an issue, though
I can't see it being implemented without the choice offered.
But, as someone who is visually impaired, I can't see it being very useful.
Anyone that wants to identify as such can do so, privately or publicly, if it
is needed, and more importantly, to what extent.  I'm legally blind, but my
needs are quite different than someone totally blind and using a screen reader.
vault & sleep
Note #16461
posted on Typos
Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 11:06
You dream about being able to vault.
"checking your vault" or something might sound better.
Re: Add a hammer flag on weapon short desc
Note #39010
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 17:13
Reply to: Note 39009 posted by Nasus

Put non-hammers in a different bag or something?  Could argue similar for bows
for ranger and daggers for thieves, which seems a bit excessive.  Maybe ifilter
wtype, but don't think extra flags are necessary.
ct modifiers
Note #39007
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 13:17
Player tells the CLAN: 'Are you sure?'
Maybe ct could use the same modifiers as say- "X asks the clan 'Hey?'" or "Y
sings to the clan 'bingo jed had a light on! :o'"
Note #39003
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 11:10
Another small utility, could probably be scripted too, but anyway...
'nap  ()' would sleep (on object if specified) and then wake
automatically after  ticks.  Instead of a number, 'nap full' would wake
after hp/mn/mv are 100%.  Stand/wake/damage/etc. would break the nap timer.

Note #39002
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 11:00
Not a lot of uses, but for those few random potions that have a spellup spell
or two and also poison, teleport, etc., 'sip' would randomly choose a single
spell out of the potion's available spells.  Would still consume the entire
potion like quaffing does.
Could do similar with glancing or skimmin scrolls.
Note #39001
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 10:41
Toggle would remove the separate "You receive 60 'rare kill'" line from exp
output and add it similar to exprate ("You receive 200+60 experience.").  Think
it should stay visible even with this on to recognize it was a rare kill, tho,
rather than fully added to the total like with exprate on.
Under 6k to go!
Note #27430
posted on General
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 09:20
The internet is permanent!
Re: Polished, Enhanced eq.
Note #17729
posted on Bugs
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 08:12
Reply to: Note 17728 posted by Arystul

Each item has same chance (have tested several on test port)... but isn't the
possessed aura cursed, which currently means it doesn't get rolls?
Re: Newbieonly Wars ++
Note #38964
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 23:18
Reply to: Note 38963 posted by Mordist

Haven't helpers always called these?  What level is newbie nowadays?
Doesn't a 1-201 (or whatever) noremort nosn war do the trick?
Note #38958
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 23:00
Probably suggested before, but when setting a color, color the entire line of
the resulting message rather than just the bits "setting set to bwhite".
stun & quaff
Note #38956
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 19:36
Was just mid-fight and got stunned.  Had two attacks and get/quaff heal stacked
and the two attacks didn't go thru but the quaff/heal did in the same round
(stun usually lasts a round?).  IMO if you're stunned, you shouldn't be able to
(at least) quaff, maybe not even get.
Re: Incentive to OPK
Note #38932
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 13:02
Reply to: Note 38931 posted by Escobar

>Tymme, a T3 lvl 40 player is killing mobs.
I bot montage, db instant levels, and skill gain exp in my manor.  Can we add
this 'Tymme is killing mobs' to deadideas, please?
Identify & avg damage
Note #38880
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 12:49
Have the average damage from temper, bonuses from enhanced eq, etc., show up as
a stat mod like +4 strength in identify.
For example, using temper and seeing Avg Dam 420 (+40) is a bit ambiguous- is
it 380 without temper, or currently 460?  Similar if it's normally 380 and had
enhancement rolls add more, it's not easy to tell how much.
Long descs in dunoir
Note #16457
posted on Typos
Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 21:51
     - (G) @x044An unwary adventurer
(G) @x247An adventurer seemingly unwary of his present danger.

     - (R) @x044Follower of Bhazhat
(R) @x247A human who has turned to the dark for personal gain.
Most long descs, espec rest of the mobs in area, are complete sentences but 
these two aren't.  Just changing to "is seemingly" and "human has" would fit.
Possible PK restrictions. ++++++
Note #38833
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 13:30
Reply to: Note 38830 posted by Mcgregor

| What if we remove PK wins and loss score from game?
| What would happen?
People/clans that care about it would go back to recording in whois and/or note
like they used to and probably still do, and those that don't care about PK or
just want to harass wouldn't change.
So, nothing.
Re: total gear score
Note #38832
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 13:22
Reply to: Note 38825 posted by Pecado

Send tells with GS for IF2 pre-check!
Everyone has/can set their own compare values, so using compare set values is
meaningless.  Using points from EQ building doesn't add anything either given
the variance a single point may be (is someone +10 higher wearing +20dr, +10
str, +50hp and +5int, some mix?).
Re: Possible PK restrictions. ++++
Note #38800
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:42
Reply to: Note 38795 posted by Ferra

>Why punish someone who has put in the work to get to t9
I know.  It must be hard to type 'follow' that often.
Just like any other time PK is discussed, limit tier difference (along with the
ability to see more easily, like in base whois).  Don't know how even a maxxed
T0 vs even a fresh T9 could be considered a reasonable fight or something that
should be allowed, espec repeatedly.
Re: Possible PK restrictions.
Note #38757
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 21:38
Reply to: Note 38752 posted by Lasher

NO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't think of any reasonable number.  Either too high, too low, or someone
intentionally being a PITA will sit at X-1.
Increase pk grace/half xp period instead.  You don't want to be harassed, you
leave it on.  Fine with it, end the grace early.
Re: rewards for opk +
Note #38722
posted on Ideas
Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 19:52
Reply to: Note 38718 posted by Redwood

It's amazing how quickly things turn from 'having more PK is reward enough'
once it's actually implemented....
compress black lotus output
Note #38715
posted on Ideas
Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:20
Just realized the quad-heal potions and quad-refresh potions both compress into
a single line of output, but black lotus still shows each line individually.
Don't see why this shouldn't work the same way.
config categories
Note #38708
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 18:32
Config is currently either 'config' or 'config all'; this would give a smaller
list of items in different categories.  I think everything (I have at least)
from config all is in at least one of the categories, but not 100% sure.  (Also
could maybe move some from config spam to spamreduce... dunno.)
config eq:  autoeq, autokeep, autoloot, keyloot, nogive, noobjlevel, noloot, 
config gold:  autogold, autosac, autoshare, market notes
config pk:  autonosum, autopk, duel, nochallenge, nograce, nosummon, nowar,
            nowarinfo, pkoff
config skills:  autonosum, autorec, autoswing, blockexit, nocancel, nonight,
config group:  autoassist, autonosum, autoshare, groupgive, nofollow, nogroup,
config social:  catchtells, hearfriends, nofriends, nopage, rsocial, savetells,
                strictsocial, vistells
config color:  clantags, colorpaths, rawcolors, seegray, xterm
config map:  automap, maprun
config spam:  autosavemsg, autotick, clantags, compact, daily prompt, exprate,
              echocommands, levelhints, market notes, nohealamt, nohelp, 
              noprefix, notitle, noweather, nowarinfo, pagerepeat, promptflag,
              statmon, tickinfo
config channels:  duel, hearfriends, nocurse, nofriends, noinfo, nopretitle,
                  nowar, quiet
Re: Special token that add new system flag on item
Note #38705
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 16:09
Reply to: Note 38702 posted by Asuras

note read 38623
Re: even more usage for gameload items.
Note #38700
posted on Ideas
Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 14:20
Reply to: Note 38699 posted by Celebrity

note read 38623
autoloot expansion
Note #38613
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 13:42
I'm sure many others are like me and had autoloot off before the gameload eq
update but now have it on.
However, there is still a lot of other junk I don't care about picking up.  I
know 'sell all' will get that glass of elvish wine along with the armor I did
want to grab that didn't get any enhancement, but it'd be a bit less spammy to
just not grab it in the first place.
One of two thoughts for it- either a simple toggle like lootworn, that only
grabs the appropriate items types (weapon, armor, portal, etc), or expanding
autoloot to a table where you can turn on/off each item type separately.
Re: trollers ++++
Note #38576
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 23:42
Reply to: Note 38573 posted by Toneloc

Turn off the channel.  Gag.  Ignore if needed.  Log off and take a joyride in 
your jalopy.  Wear a T-shirt and eat a fish stick.  Do what you young people 
do to unwind.
99% of trolls aren't attacking random players (especially newbies, which will
usually get a quick boot).  Either they're retaliating, or provoked and got a
response.  No response, eventually they move on.

Imms step in when it's extreme, which is probably 5% of the time, and end up as
glorified babysitters about 50% of the rest of their time, mitigating what can
easily be solved by 1) not taking in personally and 2) not feeding the trolls.
It's really not that complicated.