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Push failure
Note #16687
posted on Typos
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 00:00
Oops, They do not like being pushed about.

"Oops!" or "Oops." rather than a comma.  Also seems less awkward if using the
name of the mob or $f instead of "they".
Remove last reboot on login screen
Note #40252
posted on Ideas
Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 11:37
Just a thought- remove last reboot date/time from greeting login screen.
 
I'm guessing older players don't really look at it, but a first time connect
might see a last reboot/ice age of several months ago and form a bad opinion.
(Some MUD types "reboot" often and even "over a day ago" is a bad sign.)
 
Think of those poor newbies!
Re: add 'combat' as a keyword to 'combat mind'
Note #16685
posted on Typos
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 00:20
Reply to: Note 16684 posted by Rauru

'combat' is a filter keyword for skills/spells/aff/etc (like aff stats).
Can't verify but am guessing 'aff comba' would probably show combat mind?
Re: sorcerer and navigator +++
Note #40238
posted on Ideas
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 20:40
Reply to: Note 40237 posted by Aeb

Not to mention Lasher has dismissed testing against punchbag mobs in the past,
as this doesn't account for proper level/stat calculations to provide realistic
numbers.
Re: info goals +
Note #18021
posted on Bugs
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 11:50
Reply to: Note 18020 posted by Crowley

I posted about this before (note fullthread 17907).  One or both of the clan/
friend toggles (havne't fully tested which or both) will remove seeing all
goal messages.  Both friend and clan off  will show everything properly.
Re: aard weapons +++++++
Note #40232
posted on Ideas
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 01:12
Reply to: Note 40230 posted by Celebrity

|Do you know how much a new player has to spend to get maxed weapons?
 
Those poor, poor newbies!  By the time they're at that point, I wouldn't
consider them new.

| This effort was only sensible knowing that they are the best weapons and 
| remain the that way.

Then don't spend it on a weapon in case you hit that 1 in 50,000 chance where
the rolls line up and you end up with 20 higher avg dam.  Or max items with a
known, specific value and enjoy the months/years (decades for some players)
this value has provided, especially when further mitigated by the value you'll
get from selling them.
gq extended completion
Note #16673
posted on Typos
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 14:06
Global Quest: No active players remaining, Global Quest #

 
The comma should be a period or semicolon.
Re: Enhanced Items and Builders ++
Note #40213
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 21:32
Reply to: Note 40212 posted by Castiel

| An additional benefit to this way over an mprog is that the head builder no
| longer needs to vet your mprog, as the game will handle the stats already.
 
Actually, it does the opposite.  Instead of knowing X is the masterpiece item
with 8 stats and seeing it gets oloaded by the goal closer and adds another 10
random stats, you also have to look at the reset to see a 95% chance to add
another roll.
 
The lua addition will be fine and should be right next to the current system,
and should be just a standard roll like any others, or done via current methods
that really aren't much different... not both.
Taruh, empyrean
Note #16670
posted on Typos
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 20:04
Short desc is "Taruh, blacksmith".  Maybe as an introduction, but in this case
as a descriptor, should probably be "Taruh the blacksmith".
Re: Enhanced Items and Builders
Note #40210
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 19:18
Reply to: Note 40205 posted by Castiel

Builders can already do this- there are several goal rewards that are a certain
base plus some random stats.
 
The possibility of being able to add a regular enhance roll check was already
an idea that was likely to be implemented; being able to push that even further
shouldn't be an option.
Re: aard weapons
Note #40209
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 18:58
Reply to: Note 40204 posted by Grayghost

>it seems as if aard weapons are not the best in the game now

"[Enhanced eq] is balanced with the goal of randomly loading decent items, more
rarely loading really good items and even more rarely, items that could
easily be the best in the game but with odds such that farming isn't
really practical."

Why do aardweapons need to be the end-all-be-all best in the game?  Even if an
item starts with higher avg dam, it's still going to take some investment to
get it back to or beyond the quality of a maaxed aardweapon.
Re: Pclass Warrior Room in Aylor +++
Note #18014
posted on Bugs
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 20:57
Reply to: Note 18013 posted by Bombora

Exactly- the area is flagged closed, so it's live but can't be entered to be
used/explored (by mortals at least).  It shows this properly in 'areas' with
the @, but doesn't show any indicator it's closed on 'areas explored'.
Re: Pclass Warrior Room in Aylor +
Note #18012
posted on Bugs
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 15:13
Reply to: Note 18011 posted by Rauru

 201  201  200  Rezit            Winds of Fate                 
 
Shows properly (closed) on regular areas list, just the modified explored
version taht doesn't show right.  Not sure how to handle it but closed areas
probably shouldn't count towards explored amounts.
gdonate
Note #40195
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 12:58
Make gdonate a config toggle rather than a separate command.  With it off,
donate would work as it does now (clan donation checked first); if it's on,
donate will always go to the global donations rooms.
fully refreshed
Note #16660
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 18:24
You quaff a Refreshing Idea.
You are already fully refreshed.
[3] You feel less tired. [885]
You feel fully refreshed.

Second line (already fully) should be last, like with healing:
 
You quaff a @x228s@x226p@x230a@x220rk.
[3] A warm feeling fills your body. [577]
You are now fully healed.
You are already fully healed.

talsa, vegetable
Note #16655
posted on Typos
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 22:04
     A yummy looking vegetable is growing here.
 
Should be yummy-looking, I believe?
Market- initial listing
Note #16654
posted on Typos
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 12:36
>lauc cross gold 3 confirm
You are charged 100000 gold.
 
Not exactly a typo, but almost all other output for gold/etc. does use commas
to separate thousands ( 100,000 ) and the fact this doesn't seems off.
Re: Daily Quest idea ++
Note #40178
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 12:52
Reply to: Note 40176 posted by Khannon

| but tedious for sure if you have to navigate certain area parts that take
| most of the time, not killing the target
 
If only SH areas could be filled with something other than 45 of 50 mobs with
aggro flag and near-max resets....
 
Still don't see how this is any different than a campaign other than more mobs,
less often more rewards.  Especially if it's daily, don't see how it addresses
the 'can only cp every 6 hours' issue, either.
Re: Daily Quest idea
Note #40175
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 12:03
Reply to: Note 40174 posted by Khannon

|  Daily Quest
|  
|  * Similar function to CP/Quest/GQ.
|  * To complete it fully, it should take few hours.
 
So the intent of a campaign before S&D, mapper, etc., shrunk that time to 3
mins or so?

Lower rewards for cps and then time betwen being able to take a new one, seems
to accomplish pretty much same thing.
Verblain and Melox, Aylor
Note #16650
posted on Typos
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 09:37
A Figment of Your Imagination tells you 'Since the escape, Verblain and Melox has murdered'
 
IIRC there's a plural flag for mobs?  Not sure if it's not set or if the quest
dialogue needs to check it (or I'm misremembering a flag that doesn't exist).
daily prompt
Note #40173
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 09:12
Change the daily available promptflag ([*Daily Blessing*]) to a different color
(like @ to match notify color), to help distinguish it from %K and other
promptflags.
Re: The Dungeon of Doom
Note #40172
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 08:58
Reply to: Note 40170 posted by Khannon

Take away some of the golems at the bottom and see how long it takes Loren/
Tinada to update their bot^H^H^Hscript^H^H^H^H^H^Husual path.
 
Tho dundoom has gotten quite a few passes; density and gold were already
tweaked back in v1 iirc, before updating with goal conversion in v3.  Not every
SH area really needs 14 resets per room, tho.
Re: Raise setwanted incrementally ++++
Note #40171
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 08:46
Reply to: Note 40168 posted by Liber

>no more dissapearing resources from the game
 
This is exactly why the increasing costs were suggested... to remove some of
the excess resources and deter constant use.  Decreased/zero-sum costs would
probably end up with the opposite, even more (mis)use.
 
I'd be okay with setwanted self with no reward (to prevent abuse), wehther the
reward remained for setwanted on others or not.
Re: Raise setwanted incrementally
Note #40164
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 14:23
Reply to: Note 40163 posted by Crowley

Agree with the idea of a raising cost that resets, at midnight is fine.  If it
were changed this way, I'd also incorporate Starling's idea of making it a gold
cost instead- first 2.5m, then 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, and 25m max, and remove the
gold reward.
ski attacks
Note #18002
posted on Bugs
Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 10:28
Enhanced backstab is in skills attacks, but backstab isn't.  Seems like it
should be both or neither.
*xunti
Note #16649
posted on Typos
Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 09:32
Social output for xunti.
<2> - Chimamatl  Teoyaomqui just joined Xunti.  Wonder who  was before..
 
Two periods at the end.  Maybe a question mark instead, or one, three, or four
periods instead of two.
Re: Larry the Missionary say text
Note #16643
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 21:24
Reply to: Note 16642 posted by Riddim

It's not universal and there isn't really a full style guide.  For example, my
area also uses two spaces since that's the style I learned back shortly after
the days of grinding sticks into rocks, and continue to use.
Re: The Purge +
Note #40159
posted on Ideas
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 20:55
Reply to: Note 40157 posted by Fiendish

Did you take an arrow to the knee?
cast out angel, fractured
Note #16637
posted on Typos
Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 10:22
(R) @x247An evil looking angel sits here worshipping some dark god.
 
Evil-looking
Comma after here  (maybe?)
 
Also short desc should probably be cast-out.
empty basket, aardington
Note #18001
posted on Bugs
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:34
| Keywords   : empty basket                                       |
| Name       : an empty basket                                    |
| Flags      : magic, nosell, nosac, V3                           |
| Found at   : Aardington Estate                                  |
 
nosell, nosac, trash, not container... why can't it be disposed of in some way?
Blessing tokens to pfile
Note #40150
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 09:57
If inventory access is an issue, why not convert daily blessing rewards like
quest, cp, and area resets to counters on pfile?  The tokens could remain for
the types that can be traded, and then redeemeed to pfile (like tp tokens),
and non-tradeable ones can just add to a counter instead.
 
 
(I'm sure there's bigger issues/hogs for inventory, and I've got plenty of
space in bags/vaults yet so not 'i need moar rooom!1!!!!11'... just a thought.)
note reading arguments
Note #40146
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 10:42
Allow multiple arguments for 'note read'- 'note threads to imm', 'note list 20
from lasher', etc.
banish vs disintegrate
Note #40145
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 08:57
To me, these seem reversed- a mage would use disintegrate to incinerate someone
into nothingness, and a psi would banish someone to another dimension or
will the person out of this plane of existence or something.
 
Also, why are mages relying on the power of their god(dess) to banish, and why
the funny face to do it?  Like having a sudden gas cramp or something?
Re: Let me setwanted myself +++++++
Note #40140
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 23:00
Reply to: Note 40136 posted by DjVoltron

If they're just gonna whine about not enough PK, yeah, I'm fine to see them
leave.  I'm not deluded into thinking a single idea will fix everything or
somehow give lasher 120k/year to develop here full-time again or anything.

If this game is so horrible and nothing's gonna change it, why stick around?
Re: Reputation
Note #40134
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 22:37
Reply to: Note 40131 posted by Impurifan

And besides the kind where you know you'll get free x-rated pics (and probably
cyber-herpes) or being setwanted from saying something that person didn't like,
exactly what would it od?
Re: Let me setwanted myself +++++
Note #40132
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 22:25
Reply to: Note 40130 posted by DjVoltron

| Sad part is we can debate back and forth all day,
| nothing will change.
 
So don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.  Sometimes the player base
dwindling by twenty (or one) isn't a bad thing.
 
I'm sure some left because raiding was 'broken'; I'm sure even more left
because they're not 22 and in college any more.  Family, jobs, etc., can all
have an impact- same reason WoW doesn't have 15 million subs and several 40-man
raids, either.

Re: The Purge +
Note #40122
posted on Ideas
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 12:42
Reply to: Note 40121 posted by Castiel

Totally agree.  There's enough ways to engage now for those that want it.
Forcing it would just have the opposite effect.
server, dread
Note #16633
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 22:03
(G) A server stands here preparing a tray of food to take out to the guests and others here.

Isn't max long desc for mobs 80 chars?  Either way, kind of awkward.
 
Maybe "A server stands here, preparing a tray of food to take out to everyone."
or "A server is preparing a tray of food to take out to everyone."
dread- alert / lazy guard
Note #16632
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 21:56
Both were in Guard Room (26076)

     - (G) @x044A lazy guard
(G) @x247You see a lazy worthless guard sitting here on a chair.

lazy, worthless

     - (G) @x044An alert guard
(G) @x247An alert guard stands here at attention guarding this tower.

attention, guarding (tho "stands at attention, guarding" seems less awkward)
Re: Epic channel and/or announcement ++
Note #40118
posted on Ideas
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 13:20
Reply to: Note 40117 posted by Tymme

And yes, that can be removed with gagging the 'send icecool a tell' part, but
I can't see how you can argue this isn't spam.  Designate a channel that
people would have to use (gametalk, or make/convert one to epics) and enforce
it, and this wouldn't be necessary.

We have similar ones for mafia/laser/etc., that people can choose to turn off;
you shouldn't have to ignore one (or five) people spamming announcements on
multiple channels.
 
Re: Epic channel and/or announcement +
Note #40117
posted on Ideas
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 13:10
Reply to: Note 40116 posted by Crowley

Nope, not spammy to see this (plus any other convos) over the course of less
than 10 minutes.
 
[15 Jul 11:38:02] (^\Rhabdo/^) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:38:02] [Tier]: Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:38:03] Icecool gametalks: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:39:49] (^\Rhabdo/^) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:39:49] (WanGrp?!) [L201,2470,W+7/T9] Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:39:49] [Tier]: Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:39:49] Icecool gametalks: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:21] (^\Rhabdo/^) Icecool: [Inferno] >> Grouping for Inferno - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:21] (WanGrp?!) [L201,2470,W+7/T9] Icecool: [Inferno] >> Grouping for Inferno - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:21] [Tier]: Icecool: [Inferno] >> Grouping for Inferno - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:22] Icecool gametalks: [Inferno] >> Grouping for Inferno - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:29] (Imm) Icecool: oops wrong one
[15 Jul 11:41:31] (^\Rhabdo/^) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:31] (Imm) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:32] (WanGrp?!) [L201,2470,W+7/T9] Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:32] [Tier]: Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:41:32] Icecool gametalks: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:44:38] (Imm) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:44:39] (^\Rhabdo/^) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:44:39] [Tier]: Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:44:39] Icecool gametalks: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell <<
[15 Jul 11:44:46] (Imm) Icecool: starting in 2 minutes!
[15 Jul 11:47:02] (^\Rhabdo/^) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell (LAST CALL) <<
[15 Jul 11:47:02] (Imm) Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell (LAST CALL) <<
[15 Jul 11:47:02] (WanGrp?!) [L201,2500,W+7/T9] Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell (LAST CALL) <<
[15 Jul 11:47:02] [Tier]: Icecool: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell (LAST CALL) <<
[15 Jul 11:47:02] Icecool gametalks: [IceFall] >> Grouping for IceFall 1 - Send Icecool a tell (LAST CALL) <<
Re: Epic channel and/or announcement
Note #40115
posted on Ideas
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 11:59
Reply to: Note 40114 posted by Ocho

But what if I'm on my alt that isn't 200?! *whine*
 
Anyway, there's a few people that do the annouinces, probably easy to just
ignore them.  Doesn't help with history but how much conversation is there
on tt outside of epic spam anyway?
 
Convert gratz channel to epicinfo.  Don't need a level requirement, just a
specific channel... and then enforce not spamming other channels similar to
moving to curse/debate.
Re: holy reprisal
Note #40112
posted on Ideas
Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 08:41
Reply to: Note 40111 posted by DjVoltron

If you attacked another mob, they're just defending (as the message says), so
seems like you instigated and holy reprisal doesn't seem appropriate.
 
Maybe if assisting an aggro but don't know if there's an easy way to check for
if assisting aggro (or if it happens that often).
Re: I hear that the next version of macOS has a dark theme
Note #7695
posted on Tech
Sunday, July 8, 2018 @ 17:52
Reply to: Note 7694 posted by Fiendish

I wouldn't bet on it- it's just been out on Android (and even Windows) long
enough to be felt as standard, so it's about the right time to be a new magical
and innovative feature on iOS.
spellup spell aff times
Note #40105
posted on Ideas
Friday, July 6, 2018 @ 23:57
Not exactly sure how to word this but, there are a few groups of spells that
are copy/paste with slightly different effects (diff stat or diff resist)
that all end at the same time.
 
Maybe the default durations could be tweaked to be a few seconds apart so it
doesn't take a few lucky casts to change from "watch all these spells fall
off at exactly the same time"?
 
Spell   : Godly embrace (55:55)
Spell   : Prayer of fortune (55:55)
Spell   : Power of faith (55:55)
Spell   : Enlightenment (55:55)
Spell   : Mystic might (55:56)
Spell   : Magical rush (55:56)
Spell   : Perception (55:56)
Spell   : Revelation (55:56)
Spell   : Divine swiftness (55:56)
 
Spell   : Acidproof (15:30)
Spell   : Shockproof (15:30)
Spell   : Energy shield (15:30)
Spell   : Warmth (15:30)
 
(May be a few others; don't have everything yet since not 7x atm.)
Re: Gameload EQ and Enchanting +++
Note #40103
posted on Ideas
Friday, July 6, 2018 @ 09:19
Reply to: Note 40102 posted by Redryn

That's still 10 out of 50 base items, not total resets.  Doesn't seem too bad.
If the toggle-max-enchantable was added, definitely look at one vs. both at the
same time.
Re: Gameload EQ and Enchanting
Note #40100
posted on Ideas
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 13:34
Reply to: Note 40099 posted by Quadrapus

I think there should still be a cost, but dropping setflags cost from 2tp to
one (which can toggle all three if needed) seems like it might be a fair middle
ground.
 
I'd also still like to see more stuff like the reso orbs and aarch relics that
can help customize/guarantee certain hits without objstat.
Aardwords iskey
Note #17989
posted on Bugs
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 11:39
You place AardWords (TM) - [L] - Score: 1 on your keyring.
 
I feel like this may have come up before... but aren't these alwaysloot like
poker cards and aarch pieces?  If so, iskey doesn't seem necessary.
 
If it's for storage, maybe a bag similar to the Aarch bag could be sold in
Aylor?
Re: help land deeds ++
Note #16625
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 01:37
Reply to: Note 16624 posted by Fenix

Looks like AP style recently started allowing it, if there wasn't a less-
awkward way of writing it.  I'd suggest not having the debate again in the
future by just changing it to "move an existing manor".
 
(I hate to be the one dragging out a discussion or being pedantic, but used to
try to correct these back when I worked on help files.)
Re: help land deeds
Note #16623
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 01:16
Reply to: Note 16620 posted by Fenix

If the concern is not being "his", it should be "his/her", not "Their", as
it's a singular subject.