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Note #16542
posted on Typos
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 14:35
Turning ON the global channel.
Nitpicky but it'd probably look better as 'the global quest channel', as there
are several channels that could probably be considered global.
o-}Quick quiZ{-o
Note #1
posted on Claninfo
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 14:20
Would you rather...
A) Pretend to bring peace, prosperity and justice to the lands
B) Plaster your clan loyalty to the entire MUD, repeatedly
C) Do whatever you want, so long as you don't piss off the Imms
The biggest park for the Hardcore system is
A) Getting a few extra quest points
B) Whining when someone has the audacity to kill you
C) Lots more players to give sweet dagger hugs!
You prefer a clan channel filled with
A) Beep boop beep beep beep boop
B) The sound of crickets chirping
C) Dirty jokes and inappropriate socials
When you get PK'ed, would you rather
A) Ask clannies to rush to your side to "defend" your "honor"
B) Put the person that PKed you on ignore in protest
C) Get teased, maybe get a spellup, and move on with your life
Goats are
A) Any of numerous agile, hollow-horned ruminants of the genus Capra
B) The spawn of Satan, but a tasty sacrifice
C) Awesome and a great way to piss off a particular clannie
On the other hand, Goatse is
A) Something you've heard of but that's it
B) Totally disgusting and shouldn't be on the internet
C) Appropriate for an ASCII art clan message of the day
The Internet has a definite winner.  Of these choices, it is...
A) latest tots dank meme yo 
B) Ninjas
C) Pirates
Everyone thinks a pirate's favorite letter is R, but their true love be the 
seven C's.  If that's how you answered, check out 'help hook' and our website
(found in 'claninfo hook'), and feel free to follow the application guidelines.
...Or don't.  We do alright without you and this was just posted cuz I'm bored.
How fitting...
Note #8
posted on Clan
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 13:19
No irony whatsoever.
Re: Punitive Gear +
Note #39568
posted on Ideas
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 11:39
Reply to: Note 39567 posted by Wire

Totally agree.  Shouldn't have to stop and think how to take three seconds to
work around an issue.
?Don't forget the mob without detects in Sahuagin, or the remove-gear mprogs
like Zarkrand (whatever) in Talsa and the slave aura in Darklight.  Masq's
monkey photo was funny once, now just annoying.  Day/night mob cycles.

I'd argue an entire area full of aggro mobs is annoying, so can we get those
changed too?  And the mega-powerful goal end mobs in SH areas, let's nerf them
too.  Don't wanna do too much thinking.
There's something wrong with epics. ++++
Note #27500
posted on General
Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 18:27
Reply to: Note 27496 posted by Crowley

> So once again, I contend that Epics are broken in general. There are some
> things that could be fixed for sure, and that's what this discussion is about.
> I guess, though, we can file Epics in the same folder as Raiding. Broken, many
> great ideas, but which ones to implement and is it really worth it?
Except you haven't added anything to the discussion.  The extent of your
feedback is "I don't have time to do these, make them easier so I can."  How
very gracious of you to provide your valuable insight.
I would have the biggest pet peeve with join-afk-collect-reward players.  It
was the opposite when I last sat (a few people would do runs and not take the
rewards because "they sucked").  Maybe not gating after first mob like OC but
collecting three of the four pebbles from the four bosses (allowing for a
chance of legit missing due to death, etc) and not rewarding without.
There's merit in smaller-scale epics, too; the time of huge 40-man runs just
isn't there.  But, that has to go both ways and people shouldn't expect the
same eleventy-billion-and-three equipment for one or a handful of runs.
As mentioned in a different thread, I do think some crafting alternatives, like
elemental and gathering post-goal rewards or the TOL area quest, would be a nice
alternative to provide some slightly less powerful items that can be gatehred
over a much longer timeframe for those that can't join.
There's something wrong with epics. ++++
Note #27498
posted on General
Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 18:20
Reply to: Note 27497 posted by Celebrity

> Like - epic without boss mobs.
> Without grouping allowed.
> Not dangerous, no player deaths.
Like, putting the eq on a shopkeeper and sitting and enchanting til you get max
stats and moving on to the next piece.
So you can ... do what exactly with it?
Re: one spell
Note #438
posted on Misc
Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 09:03
Reply to: Note 436 posted by Mannec

Mage Hand or Unseen Servant... cuz I'm lazy.
Higher-level stuff like fly, teleport, invis, charm person, or wish.
Re: HDD to SSD ++
Note #434
posted on Misc
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 19:06
Reply to: Note 433 posted by Celebrity

This varies.  Especially when you can add a second drive library to Steam and
move games easily through properties > local files, there's no reason to clog
up space (even with plenty to spare) on games that don't need it.
ESO is a good example- you may save a second or two load times, but it's not
worth the 60gb to put it there vs install to HDD.  Did similar with Plex Media
Server's appdata folders for all the metadata it stores.
Re: HDD to SSD
Note #432
posted on Misc
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 15:53
Reply to: Note 431 posted by Escobar

Definitely move OS at least.  Performance gains on games vary, keep the ones
played often and with substantial improvement on the SSD and put others on  the
older HDD.
As far as how to do a clean install, you can grab the Media Creation Tool from
MS to create an image, and your hardware config is stored on their servers for
reactivation.  Full instructions are at .
maelstrom, ornery octopus
Note #16538
posted on Typos
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 17:52
(H) A Shy Seahorse would be easy, but is it even worth the work out?
(G)(W) An Ornery Octopus chuckles at the thought of you fighting her.
(I)(H)(T) Some sea grass looks a little worried about the idea.
(R) No Problem! A strand of strangling seaweed is weak compared to you.
The short desc of Ornery Octopus is capitalized, though nothing else seems to
follow that pattern.
Re: info goals
Note #17908
posted on Bugs
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 14:55
Reply to: Note 17907 posted by Tymme

Some additional info:
Tabbed comm log, second tab.  Both 'echo in main window' and 'tab capure
settings' for this tab are all on.  I didn't see them echoed in main window
Level has info goals on, friend/clan filters off, and saw them properly in comm
info goals
Note #17907
posted on Bugs
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 14:26
Not sure if it's an issue with mush or info, but...

Info channel    On/Off   Only      Only
--------------  ------   -------   -------
Goals           ON       ON        ON 

> info -h goals
[10 Apr 13:55:58] INFO: Domen has defeated Mrrl and gained respect in Umari's Castle.
[10 Apr 14:23:08] INFO: Domen has completed their enlistment in the Sacred Flame's army.
My comm log output (-1 hour from MUD time)
[12:34:55] @x178INFO: Yatzi has entered (HARDCORE) mode!
[12:56:32] @x178INFO: The player rankings have been updated.
[13:08:05] @x178INFO: The pirates prepare a burial at sea for Shala, slain by Chalrai.
[13:13:58] @x178INFO: Silence falls as Durel is slain by Mael and 3 mobs.
Re: Order of examine/read objects
Note #39549
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 13:22
Reply to: Note 39548 posted by Cytan

Isn't think the whole point of rlook?
Though I do agree, maybe look could have a priority like identify  worn,
look  room/worn/inv/etc
short ugly dwarf, wildwood
Note #16537
posted on Typos
Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 19:12
@x247A short, ugly dwarf blinks in confusion.
@x114[2] Your backstab does UNTHINKABLE things to @x114a short ugly dwarf!
The long desc is right, but the short desc needs a comma (short, ugly dwarf).
Mush- override F1
Note #7638
posted on Tech
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 17:28
I seem to hit F1 more often than I should on accident.  This is particularly
annoying in Win10 since I haven't installed the classic Win32 help that was
removed; it errors each time and explains how help in Win10 works.  Yawn.
Mush has an option to add a macro for F1, but this seems to do both the macro
and attempt to launch the old version of help.
Is there a setting that will only do the macro instead, or some other way
to override F1 calling for the old help?
xyl, The Edge (uid 472)
Note #16530
posted on Typos
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 12:52
The entrance room to xyl is linked with areaexit properly, but the room itself
is also flagged areaexit instead of a regular sector.
lottery prizes
Note #39533
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 10:49
>lottery prizes
Tickets still available for sale      :        33,948
You may buy no more tickets this draw.

Since we can get over 100 tickets now w/ daily blessing, change the "no more
tickets" line to include the number you currently have, e.g.,

You already have 108 tickets.  You may buy no more tickets this draw.
color 256
Note #39531
posted on Ideas
Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 19:57
Since 'colorset colors' is used for ANSI colors, could 'colorset 256' and/or
'colorset xterm' also show the output from 'color 256'?
Merging nopk clans
Note #39524
posted on Ideas
Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 13:40
Reply to: Note 39520 posted by DjVoltron

>combine all NOPK clans into one clan. It's notl ike aard is a rp 
>mud, so why have 10 different nopk clans?
Coming from someone who went from a clan that never delivered a single package
to a clan of geniuses that recruited Toneloc.
There are different cliques, different ways people interact, people who do and
don't like each other.  There's no harm in multiple nopk clans in much the same
way there's no real difference in pk clans- minus a few allied players, you can
pk just about everyone else.
Re: Change 'torch' social output +++
Note #27474
posted on General
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 22:41
Reply to: Note 27473 posted by Noegel

Maybe if we build this giant wall?  We can get Achaea to cover the costs.
Re: Help me make a new set of sounds +
Note #27471
posted on General
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 12:57
Reply to: Note 27470 posted by Fiendish

Do you at least have Daft Punk's "One More Time" for when double starts?
Re: Tier gear for all
Note #39519
posted on Ideas
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 10:50
Reply to: Note 39518 posted by Zengo

I agree with the sentiment of more tier eq than just raided and eipc gear;
however, I don't think sit-at-a-store-and-enchant is a good way to approach it
vs. other options like goal rewards, post-goal content (elemental/gathering
for examples), or even regular gameload items.
Re: autoexits option - full list with room names
Note #39509
posted on Ideas
Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 18:30
Reply to: Note 39508 posted by Celebrity

This is already basically doable with the existing aardmush mapper and db?
Re: runto / already there - inconsistency +
Note #17867
posted on Bugs
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 18:31
Reply to: Note 17866 posted by StarsOscar

IIRC a runprefix overrides this (since the whole point is to get you to Aylor
recall to start the runto).
clanadmin ctwho
Note #39503
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 18:07
Along the lines of mwhere, give leaders (maybe more, don't know) the ability to
see who has clantalk on vs off.  May not happen often, but may be useful to see
someone has ct off when discussing something important, for example.
Hardcore time limit similar to opk
Note #39501
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 10:33
Add a timer for hardcore similar to opk on/off.  With many hardcore players
being T9 redos, the pool is a bit more limited for those that can kill (similar
high tier, especially at higher levels), and killing just drops the hardcore
flag for a few hours before finishing the mort and starting w/ hardcore again.
Re: Change 'torch' social output +
Note #27467
posted on General
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 01:52
Reply to: Note 27466 posted by Wars

The author is unknown.  Maybe it was a triton and he felt like he didn't have a
porpoise (or several) in life any more.
Fishing for an alternative.
Re: herocancel +
Note #39497
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 17:56
Reply to: Note 39496 posted by Zengo

Not sure if it was intended as such, but just build it into the SH command?
Like 'superhero cancel confirm' to SH with the cancel applied?
Re: Campaign mobs
Note #39495
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 10:19
Reply to: Note 39491 posted by Crowley

>There goes 10 minutes."
Now we have to wait 5 hours and 45 minutes instead of 5 hours and 55 minutes
for our next CP!  Let me go find the world's smallest violin....
I think there's enough options already.  If it's that disheartening, cp fail or
switch to Navigator for bypass.
Re: spells and skills +++
Note #39466
posted on Ideas
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 13:07
Reply to: Note 39465 posted by Exotabe

allsp  shows what's new for your mort; allsp  shows
for your pclass.  If you've found something prac'ed above 1% in allsp , it doesn't matter as it's not new for current class.

I have recommended some designation for pclass abilities in skills/spells
before, though.  War/thi and psi/mag in particular have a lot of hard-to-
distinguish pclass abilities.  Even that's no big deal with saved prac %, tho;
learn it on first mort and don't prac anything new that's not needed.
Re: Potsearch Offensive/Defensive ++
Note #39461
posted on Ideas
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 12:06
Reply to: Note 39458 posted by DudeOnline

It might not hurt to add some recommendations for common spellup spells that
are in many potions (fly, haste, inert/prot good, invis, pass door, handful of
others) to a help file or guide.  I feel, though, like an extension of using
potsearch is that you'll find the potion shops and find a small collection of
potions with spellup spells that don't overlap, which should be enough to help.
I see two problems with adding a list or something like 'potsearch spellup'.
Any human-generated list will not auomatically update and changes can be lost
or forgotten; in contrast, a flag for 'potsearch spellup' would return so many
results it wouldn't be useful, especially having to sift through a details list
(see 'potsearch inertial details' for a small example).
info global
Note #17849
posted on Bugs
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 14:53
Info global has SH/DB double announces but is missing million mobs.
24 Mar 11:21  Mael            60  Million Mob Celebration                      

[24 Mar 11:00:15] INFO: The player rankings have been updated.
[24 Mar 11:51:09] INFO: 30 minutes of bonus experience remaining

Re: Closing note threads +
Note #39443
posted on Ideas
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 13:57
Reply to: Note 39440 posted by Lasher

>Should possibly rename 'deadideas'.
Just rename the files to 'deadhorse'.  Efficiency!
Re: Aarchaeology professor
Note #17848
posted on Bugs
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 10:35
Reply to: Note 17847 posted by Myth

I don't see an issue with the area choice that much- it's not much different
than being in bottom of horizon cube if you're level 150 or longnight when
you're level 10.
If he moves on his own, it's definitely too long between times.  Cost to return
to Aylor also feels high for a majority of situations.  But, not like he never
moves and it's urgent to get him, even waiting to turn in a full satchel.
Nopretitle social variable
Note #39428
posted on Ideas
Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 16:36
$p/$P - As $n, but does not use a pretitle regardless of setting.
As one example of use, *xunti player makes more sense with XyzabPlayerfalj than
XyzabPretitled Playerfalj.
heat metal
Note #39425
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 18:37
Bring this spell back!  Enchanter/sorceror, maybe crafter?  Anything worn with
a metal material type falls off (similar to disarm but also armor), and can't
be re-worn for a short period of time.
Stats could affect number of items affected, etc.
info -h
Note #39423
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 00:20
I know it's not quite the same as other channels, but info -h should respect/
use colorset info's color code similar to how other channel -h does.
Note #16514
posted on Typos
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 13:53
<7> -  is such a stud, those centaurs are all hung like a horse.
Comma should be a semicolon or period.
info gquest
Note #39421
posted on Ideas
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 22:07
Move gq complete/winner messages into an info channel category of its own so
you can toggle seeing all vs friend and/or clan only.
Re: Remort classes in GMCP +++
Note #39416
posted on Ideas
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 14:29
Reply to: Note 39406 posted by Valour

Wouldn't parsing slist learned work instead?
Re: INVITEM and XTERM ++++++
Note #17829
posted on Bugs
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:58
Reply to: Note 17828 posted by Fiendish

>Then shouldn't you be posting in the CMUD forum?
Or just pay me $35 and I'll do just as much about it   *blink*
how many games are you playing right now? +++
Note #423
posted on Misc
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 11:27
Reply to: Note 421 posted by Trurien

>Aardwolf is not a game
Barring some smartass reply like "it's a way of life" or something, I'm curious
to see what justification can be made for this... especially from the same post
that includes Ingress/Pokemon Go.
Re: how many games are you playing right now? ++
Note #419
posted on Misc
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 11:03
Reply to: Note 418 posted by Wars

1. Aard (when I stay connected, last few days have had some bad lag)
2. Trove
3. Stellaris
4. Witcher 3  (FFXV demo has taken its place the past few days)
5. Idle Champions (PC) or Tap my Katamari (phone)
Re: Level 1-79 Aardweapons
Note #39411
posted on Ideas
Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 23:55
Reply to: Note 39410 posted by Watlok

Don't see why not, but don't see why, either.  Getting mid-tiers to spend more
qp to buy replacements since they wouldn't update sounds fine to me.
Re: Add bonusloot to auto, or some other listing. Thanks.
Note #39405
posted on Ideas
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 18:35
Reply to: Note 39404 posted by DjVoltron

It's in the auto/config all filter.  I don't think it'd be toggled as often as
many others.
Though I suggested config categories to limit what's output a month or two ago
now I think.
nohelp channel *off timer
Note #39394
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 18:49
Now that it's been in for a while, can the *off reminder be added to nohelp?
(this line)
You can also turn off a channel temporarily using, for example, 'gossip *off 10' (minutes).
Re: Lower level for Bashdoor +++
Note #39388
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 00:16
Reply to: Note 39383 posted by Redwood

Maybe it could be a racial ability for giant/troll?  I do agree, though- by the
time a pre-tier player would get this skill, a majority of doors are nopass/
nopick/etc. that render this skill mostly useless.

Still feel that there should be different strengths for locks (e.g. an older
door with a magic lock may take 200 int to knock but 50 str to bash open).  ?Am
sure it'd be a PITA to go back and adjust every door, though.
Re: hands-free toothbrush
Note #411
posted on Misc
Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 18:52
Reply to: Note 410 posted by Celebrity

Set your alarm 2 minutes early so you've got it to dedicate to holding a
Re: Dinv removal problem
Note #7611
posted on Tech
Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 10:26
Reply to: Note 7610 posted by Teleron

tags inv off  should fix this.
Makes me wonder if Mush has an onUnload or similar function?  If so, feel like
more plugins should take advantage of this and un-set tags/etc. they set on
original install.  New scripts will set them anyway and quick to toggle back if
they were already on for some other reason.
auction set/sethigh
Note #16510
posted on Typos
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 16:14
>auc sethigh 1
You will now see auctioned items up to 1 levels above you.

>auc set 1
You will no longer see items more than 1 levels below you. (Excluding level 1 items).

Both should be '1 level'.  For set, "below you (excluding".