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New socials!
Note #27634
posted on General
Sunday, August 12, 2018 @ 17:51
It's been a while since I ran my plugin.  There are 10 new socials added
in the last few months.  Here they are:

Social output for gulag.
<1> - You peer at your map of Soviet Aardwolf, lingering on the
half-empty gulags.
<2> -  peers at  map of Soviet Aardwolf, lingering on
the half-empty gulags.
<3> - You grab , shove  into a cattle car, and send
 to the gulags.
<4> -  grabs , shoves  into a cattle car, and
sends  to the gulags.
<5> -  grabs you, shoves you into a cattle car, and sends you
to the gulags.
<6> - You declare the gulag system essential to Glorious Aardwolf.
<7> -  declares the gulag system essential to Glorious
Aardwolf.
Created by        : Tir

Social output for thankless.
<1> - You didn't get thanked, so you stop reporting bots.
<2> -  didn't get props for reporting bots, and now vows to
not report again!
<3> - You feel  owes you a bit of thanks for your report!
<4> -  writes  a note about not being thanked for
 report!
<5> - How dare you not thank ! You should be ashamed!
<6> - Once again, you learn it's a thankless job.
<7> -  mutters something about "thankless jobs" and
"ungrateful people".
Created by        : Crowley


Social output for slaploud.
<1> - What is the sound of one loud hand slapping?
<2> -  seems to be waving at flies, loudly.  What's 
up to?
<3> - You slap , but louder.
<4> -  slaps , but louder.
<5> - You are slapped by , but louder. 
<6> - You slap yourself loudly, silly you.
<7> -  slaps self loudly, really strange ...
Created by        : Raded

Social output for faploud.
<1> - You fap, but louder.
<2> -  faps, but louder.
<3> - You watch  and fap, intently, but louder. 
<4> -  watches  and faps intently, but louder.
<5> -  turns to you, fapping, but louder.
<6> - Left to your own devices, you begin to fap, but louder.
<7> -  starts fapping, but louder.
Created by        : Pleiades Raded
This is a curse only social.

Social output for swingdance.
<1> - You start to dance the night away!
<2> -  begins to hyperly swingdance?!
<3> - You grab  and start to swing the night away
together!
<4> -  twirls  into the flow of swinging!
<5> -  grabs your hand to enjoy the day! SWING
DANCE TIME!!
<6> - You start to swing uncontrollably! GREAT FEELING
IS IT NOT?!
<7> -  smiles and begins to swing the night away!
Created by        : Stromth Syka

Social output for cyberbully.
<1> - You peer around the room for internet kiddies to bully.
<2> - Uh oh,  is looking around for someone to bully on the
internet.
<3> - You slap  around for being a huge weeb!
<4> -  slaps  for being a huge weeb!
<5> -  slaps you for being a huge weeb!
<6> - You stick out chest and proudly proclaim yourself a CyberBully!
<7> -  sticks our their chest and proudly proclaims that they
are a CyberBully!
Created by        : Shala Kya Saraid

Social output for nocyberbully.
<1> - You peer around the room for CyberBullies to thwart.
<2> -  is making sure that nobody is being a CyberBully.
<3> - You slap  on the wrist and yell, "NO CYBERBULLY!"
<4> -  slaps  on the wrist and says 'NO CYBERBULLY!'
<5> -  slaps you on the wrist and yells, "NO CYBERBULLY!"
<6> - Deep down, you know that you are the real CyberBully.
<7> - With a dejected tone,  admits to being a CyberBully.
Created by        : Shala Kya Saraid

Social output for catchme.
<1> - You're feeling very brave today!
<2> -  dares any of you to try catch ...this should
be interesting!
<3> -  might do just that!
<4> -  looks at  with a smirk and says, "Catch me if
you can!"
<5> -  looks at you with a smirk and says, "...catch
me if you can!"
<6> - Yip, you're a boss!
<7> -  has resolved to catch self since you can't
catch .
Created by        : DudeOnline

Social output for makeout.
<1> - You search around for someone to make out with.
<2> -  is searching for someone to make out with! Will it be
you?
<3> - You run your fingers through  hair as you passionately
make out with !
<4> - What's this?  and  are in the corner, making out
wildly! Get a room!
<5> -  runs  fingers through your hair as 
passionately makes out with you!
<6> - Turning around, you grip your own shoulders and imitate a
makeout session!
<7> - Wow! What a loser!  is fooling no one with 
imitation makeout session!
Created by        : Dwwynn and Crowley

Social output for stabs.
<1> - You flip your knife from hand to hand waiting for someone to
stab!
<2> -  grabs a knife and rapidly stabs at the air... Run
friend, run!
<3> - You grab your trusty knife and stab  right in the spleen
and twist.
<4> -  just stabbed  right in the spleen! Oh crap, you
might be next!
<5> - Not the spleen!  just stabbed you in the spleen so hard
you can see .
<6> - Ooooh shiny! I wonder what this would feel like?
<7> - Oh my god! Why the hell did  just stab  self in
the eye??
Created by        : Morgase Lexos
Birthdays: Week of August 12, 2018
Note #27633
posted on General
Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 15:02
Hi there,
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of August 12, 2018.
 
::: August ::: 
  (Sun) 12: Koala (1977)
  (Mon) 13: Karkaroth (1977), Moonbuy (1968), Nightbird (1996)
  (Thu) 16: Chrysta, Guala (1988), Khoteth (1984), Valli (1995)
  (Fri) 17: Eloxochitl (1981), Moiraine, Snowolf (1985), Sylar (1983),
            Trevor (1988), Wisermanii (1975)
  (Sat) 18: Inferno (1978), Tsuyoki (1995)
  (Sun) 19: Aurora (1974), Ylar
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!
Re: Search and Destroy v2.0 beta
Note #27632
posted on General
Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 03:08
Reply to: Note 27629 posted by Starling

Good morning everyone,

I have just uploaded the latest beta revision (beta 9) for S&D v2.0.

The number of bug and problem reports has been low.  I take this as a good
sign.  Please send me a report of any and all problems you encounter while
using the beta.  The best way to reach me is via notes.

In the absence of any breaking problems I expect beta to end with a v2.0.0
release within 1 week.

Thank you all for all your ongoing support! :D
Birthdays: Week of August 5, 2018
Note #27631
posted on General
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 19:00
Hoi hoi there!
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of August 5, 2018.
 
::: August ::: 
  (Sun)  5: Euforia
  (Mon)  6: Tela (1977)
  (Tue)  7: Emilee, Lasher, Lundy, Nikolai (1981), Uchiwa (1989)
  (Wed)  8: DudeOnline
  (Fri) 10: Drew (1978), Kyllum (1976), LadyDragon
  (Sat) 11: Barina, Janna, Tervel (1974), Tricks (1978)
  (Sun) 12: Koala (1977)
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!
Birthdays: Week of July 29, 2018
Note #27630
posted on General
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 18:59
Pardon the delay last week - work got busy again!
---
Heya everybody,
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of July 29, 2018.
 
::: July ::: 
  (Sun) 29: Hayate (1983), Roebart, Trurien
  (Mon) 30: Skyluke
  (Tue) 31: Droc (1974), ElementPyros (1994), Newbie (1975), Orruk (1980),
            Sergei (1980), Varelis (1981)
 
::: August ::: 
  (Wed)  1: Mordist (1979)
  (Thu)  2: Huntik (1996), Kelst
  (Fri)  3: Andariel (1983), Blakey (1984), Laren (1970), Mononoke (1987),
            Morrigu, Utopia (1987)
  (Sat)  4: Dakrum (1995), Tymme (1977)
  (Sun)  5: Euforia
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy (Belated) Birthday!
Search and Destroy v2.0 beta
Note #27629
posted on General
Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 06:27
Good morning everyone,

For the first 10 years of its life, Search and Destroy was a set of 3 plugins,
and without going into details I defined that as version 1.  As long as it
followed that general format, it would be version 1 regardless of any other
updates.

Search and Destroy no longer follows that format, and as such we now have a
version 2.  This is a marked improvement, because unlike before, it's a single
plugin, with all the benefits that entails.

Search and Destroy v2.0 is currently in beta, available via my whois/finger
info.  If you wouldn't mind checking it out and reporting any crashes, bugs,
or other issues to me, that would be great.  So far as I know, it works and
is stable enough, based on initial test results.  Feel free to break it any way
you can, and let me know when you do.

Please be advised, that as a beta version it's expected that there will be some
problems, e.g. crashes, glitches, things not looking right, or things that
don't work at all.  Let me know when you find them.

I'm looking to take it out of beta in a couple of weeks, depending on feedback.

Good luck,

Starling
Lughnasadh Festival
Note #27628
posted on General
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 15:47
Merry meet Aardwolfians!
As most of you know, it's that time of year again. When the Druids
plan a festival for your enjoyment. Please enjoy Lughnasadh, the coming
of Autumn and the celebration of the harvest.

The following games will be held on the 1st of August
at 4pm Mud Time with a few trivia points on auction.
If you have any questions feel free to note me or the clan.

Games:
Defeat the pixies:
Game Intro:
The legendary sword Fragarach has been stolen by pixies! 
Solve the puzzle of words to free the sword and claim it as your own! 
Any brave warriors willing to stand up to claim the sword for their own?
Rules and How to play:
Done similar to hangman where there is one letter as a clue and the rest of the
spaces are filled up with _ and people guess the letters in order to guess the
word, every tick a new letter is added if no one has 
managed to guess a correct letter. 
Prizes:
500k gold per word

Morrigan's Curse:
Game Intro:
Morrigan, Goddess of war has cursed the great Druid Oak tree out of spite!
As nature blossomed and the tree began to change for the coming fall,
Morrigan grew jealous of the great life within it and has damned the tree.
With it's death all life will come to an end.
Unless a bright adventurer can outsmart the wicked Goddess.
Will you stand against Morrigan and save the mighty oak?
Rules and How to play:
Fifteen questions with only two ticks to answer any question.
If two ticks have passed and the question has not been answered the
question has passed and the trivia point is forfeited. 
Win a Trivia Point for each question answered correctly 

Wack a Druid:
Welcome to the WarZone!
Player's must chase down the Druid with the title Wack this Druid !
Matches will be set in level ranges in twenties.
Prizes:
A trivia point for the player that kills the Druid and a trivia point
for the player left standing.

Tailtiu's Muse
Intro:
Tailtiu has hidden a powerful runestone amongst the corps in a secrect 
Location. Only the greatest bard in all the land could convince her to
Disclose this location and capture this powerful stone for themselves.
Will you be the greatest bard in all the land?
Rules and How to play?
Forum Games, Note read 17



Please note, in Druid lore we had Bards as well, however
The phrase fableweaver was used last year and we don't
like to repeat ourselves if we can help it.

Audra
Birthdays: Week of July 22, 2018
Note #27627
posted on General
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 00:53
Hi hi all,
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of July 22, 2018.
 
::: July ::: 
  (Mon) 23: Jerako (1986), Mox (1962)
  (Tue) 24: Chronicles (1992), Galatic (1987), Ludwig (1983)
  (Wed) 25: Galaban (1976), Starphoenix
  (Fri) 27: Dashiell (1982), Jasper (1980), Voldemort (1995)
  (Sat) 28: JustMe, Rakharo, Susannah, Vesse (1978)
  (Sun) 29: Hayate (1983), Roebart, Trurien
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!
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?
Re: Search and Destroy advice.
Note #27625
posted on General
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 19:55
Reply to: Note 27624 posted by Starling

the obvious solution is to fork the source tree, develop both options
in tandem, and then allow the next maintainer to worry about all the
bugs that would be introduced by re-integrating the two trees.

https://xkcd.com/2021
Search and Destroy advice.
Note #27624
posted on General
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 07:03
Due to some misconduct involving a wetsuit, two penguins, and some other
things I can't talk about (ongoing investigation) I was forced to return
from my antarctic vacation ahead of schedule.  Travel expenses non-
refundable, of course, but at least the trip was memorable.

Search and Destroy updates are in the works but I'd like some advice on
how best to proceed.  Basically, I'm looking at two options:

1) Maintain the status quo (three separate plugins) and just keep fixing
problems as they're found.  This would mean 1.3.6, and so on.

2) Search and Destroy 2.0.0, which would be a single plugin built by merging
the existing three.  The benefits with this would be removing a lot of
duplicated / redundant code as well as the cross-plugin chatter that is
at the root of several ongoing complications.

Option 1 is easy, familiar, and fairly straightforward, but has issues.

Option 2 is probably not easy, will be a fundamental change, but would
ultimately solve the issues with keeping three plugins on track.

What do you all want?

Starling
Re: Chan bans. ++
Note #27623
posted on General
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 07:18
Reply to: Note 27621 posted by Lasher

| 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?  Unless she did something worse, but knowing her and knowing myself I
have a hard time believing it.  But I wasn't there, so maybe she did.

I'm with you in that bad behavior needs to be stopped but I think DjVoltron is
also right to advocate and question as he did.  What you did for me, taking
the risk and putting it on me to do right is one of the kindest things anyone
has done for me, ever, and I guess what I'm getting at is that I would want
others to have that too.
Re: Chan bans. ++
Note #27622
posted on General
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 22:10
Reply to: Note 27620 posted by DjVoltron

Abe logs all, so any player can search for what was said and 
determine for themselves whether the content was racist, other 
'ist, against rules, etc.  if they care enough.

what is not seen is private interactions with imm in says, tells,
and boards.  I would bet your friend exacerbated the problem 
in her comms with the staff or Lasher.  These are not made public 
so you just have to trust the right decision was made.

And sure, the Power makes mistakes sometimes, but if a player 
falls in the forest of the player population and makes no 
noise, does anyone notice or care?

Nope.
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.
Re: Chan bans.
Note #27619
posted on General
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 21:40
Reply to: Note 27617 posted by DjVoltron

As much as Tzad talks about it, I'm pretty sure the Imms are still very aware
of her channel ban, so I wouldn't presume to think the Imms are forgetful or
negligent in their roles and just needs a "reminder" to remove it.
 
Not that I'm against her getting channels back, but I don't think it's anyone's
position to say whether time has been served or not. You only hear one side of
the story, and the Imms typically do not provide their side of the story
because they don't have to. So while in your eyes it may seem unjustified, it
may very well be justified in someone else's eyes. The only one who should
really be speaking for her should be herself. She can email Lasher if she has
no other way of communication (notes, tells, channels, etc).
 
Mr. Crowley
Re: Chan bans.
Note #27618
posted on General
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 21:32
Reply to: Note 27617 posted by DjVoltron

When the ban gets removed is DjV our Kim Kardashian?
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: questing +
Note #27616
posted on General
Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 07:24
Reply to: Note 27585 posted by Starphoenix

Your brain recalls it just fine.  Quest timers used to reset to zero after 12
hours offline.  There was some issue with it when the definition of newbie was
changed to be 300 hours online.  People would do a quest, log off for 12 hours,
log back on to zero qtime, quest, repeat.  The result was that one could build
a type of 'supernewbie' character with low hours but lots of qps.

I forget why it was a problem or why it was removed.
Birthdays: Week of July 15, 2018
Note #27615
posted on General
Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 10:50
Greetings all!
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of July 15, 2018.
 
::: July ::: 
  (Mon) 16: Chiram (1985), MadHatter, Xarius
  (Tue) 17: Dauntless (1980), Migash (1977), Remarto (1995)
  (Wed) 18: Kilfer (1986), Lilith (1983), Zehir
  (Fri) 20: Cytan (1983), Jilted (1978)
  (Sat) 21: Nykaedryn (1989), Soma (1979)
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!
Birthdays: Week of July 8, 2018
Note #27614
posted on General
Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 01:26
Good day there,
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of July 8, 2018.
 
::: July ::: 
  (Sun)  8: Agrizar (1964), Kaalith (1975)
  (Mon)  9: Amakua, Kanto (1988), Totec, Tsarikos (1989)
  (Tue) 10: Ashtoreth, Firekid (1985), Kongol, Veronica
  (Thu) 12: Meeper (1969), Rackham (1984), Snooky (1985), Tharivol
  (Sat) 14: Suz (1981)
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!
Re: System time ++
Note #27612
posted on General
Friday, July 6, 2018 @ 10:41
Reply to: Note 27611 posted by Crowley

Well I work on a military base. You know that joke about military intelligence
right? Applies to the clocks sometimes too.

But, if you're basing it off that, then I'd wonder if the server the game
is hosted on is having some issues we're not aware of or maybe someone
reprogrammed it to match their own personal watch.
Re: System time +
Note #27611
posted on General
Friday, July 6, 2018 @ 10:33
Reply to: Note 27610 posted by Starphoenix

>It is off based on what exactly?
 
Well, considering the server is in the United States, and considering there is
an "official US time" server, why don't we go off the assumption that it's not
matching the official US time? You can easily check it here:
 
https://time.gov/
 
Also, provide proof that "you can check 30 different governement clocks and
they'll all be off +/- 5 minutes of each other" because I just checked a few of
them already, and there was no difference between them all. Even the time in
Fort Carson seems to be synced to the official time.
 
But still, it should be based off the official US time.
 
Mr. Crowley
Re: System time
Note #27610
posted on General
Friday, July 6, 2018 @ 10:14
Reply to: Note 27608 posted by Crowley

It is off based on what exactly? You can check 30 different government
clocks and they'll all be off +/- 5 minutes of each other.

I have two atomic clocks (one tuned to Fort Carson, the other tuned to
my local base) and the clocks are off by 3 minutes and 57 seconds. The reason?
Altitude difference of the clocks plus various attunements.

If the system time were off by more than 15 minutes i'd worry that something
was wrong with the system it was running off of (whever the server is at).

To put this in perspective, my wall clock that I tuned with my Fort Carson
clock is off by 9 minutes since Jan 1st of last year.
Re: System time
Note #27609
posted on General
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 20:04
Reply to: Note 27608 posted by Crowley

Uptime is around 4 minutes and 55 seconds fast compared to most
people's clock. I have wondered why it is off that much.
System time
Note #27608
posted on General
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 16:42
It's been brought up before, but system time is lagging behind now. As I looked
at the clock and system time, it's about 5 minutes behind. It's been gradually
falling more and more behind, too. First it was a couple minutes, then three,
four, now five, and who knows how long until it's 6 minutes, or even 10 minutes
behind.
 
Is there anything that can be done to correct that?
 
Mr. Crowley
Re: Donations ++++
Note #27607
posted on General
Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 01:09
Reply to: Note 27606 posted by Escobar

Sorry. I've had a few late nights recently.
Sorry Escobar.
Re: Donations +++
Note #27606
posted on General
Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 01:08
Reply to: Note 27605 posted by Reltubydoc

When did I become Fiendish?
Re: Donations ++
Note #27605
posted on General
Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 01:01
Reply to: Note 27604 posted by Escobar

Well, Fiendish, if you really want to
donate after donations are closed, I don't think
Lasher will prevent you. As it says in 
help donate, Aardwolf is free to play, but not free to 
run. I'm sure the immortal team would appreciate 
it. 
Re: Donations +
Note #27604
posted on General
Sunday, July 1, 2018 @ 23:27
I figured as much, but what if I want to donate next week? Is it just going
to be denied?
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.
Birthdays: Week of July 1, 2018
Note #27602
posted on General
Sunday, July 1, 2018 @ 16:38
Hey everyone,
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of July 1, 2018.
 
::: July ::: 
  (Sun)  1: Argot, Yekio (1977)
  (Mon)  2: Phyre (1975)
  (Tue)  3: FuSoYa, Saerlaith (1975), Yowza (1985)
  (Wed)  4: Akira (1985), Cordelia, DragonLyte (1982), Gwydion (1972),
            Meow (1986)
  (Thu)  5: Gnistar (1962)
  (Sat)  7: Isildur (1987), Xanathos (1977), Xandros
  (Sun)  8: Agrizar (1964), Kaalith (1975)
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!
Donations
Note #27600
posted on General
Sunday, July 1, 2018 @ 13:21
Just curious, why do donations have to close? I get removing donation double,
but if I want to give the game my money in a week, why can't I?
thanks for the advice
Note #27599
posted on General
Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 17:08
thanks for the help with the alias & script issue I was having. 
it worked perfectly and I no longer have to kick a puppy...
People near Miami?
Note #27598
posted on General
Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 12:19
sup yall.  I just moved to Boca Raton, FL (45 min north of Miami)
just wondering if anyone aard ppl here to hang out and make friends
Birthdays: Week of June 24, 2018
Note #27597
posted on General
Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 00:26
Hey all!
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of June 24, 2018.
 
::: June ::: 
  (Sun) 24: Cidari (1976), Cirion (1977), Hawkings (1980)
  (Mon) 25: Cadaver (1970), Dionaea (1984), Promal, Yavanna
  (Tue) 26: Hakuho (1976), Myrkul, Vale (1976)
  (Wed) 27: Alysdra (1967)
  (Thu) 28: Blankmatt (1984), Renoir (1990), Xirakus (1988)
  (Fri) 29: Ilysia
  (Sat) 30: Bokonon, Exile (1984), Volvagia (1984)
 
::: July ::: 
  (Sun)  1: Argot, Yekio (1977)
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!
Birthdays: Week of June 17, 2018
Note #27596
posted on General
Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 00:26
Hello there,
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of June 17, 2018.
 
::: June ::: 
  (Sun) 17: Erjo (1985), Kandorr (1972)
  (Mon) 18: Demenius (1983), Oladon
  (Tue) 19: Mimir (1984)
  (Wed) 20: Audacity, Joelz (1984), Lavacake, Speckles
  (Thu) 21: Aezic (1983), Cromter (1976), Nehtor (1987), Zypherior
  (Fri) 22: Fachtna (1983), Zengo (1952)
  (Sat) 23: Drifter, Radioduran (1985)
  (Sun) 24: Cidari (1976), Cirion (1977), Hawkings (1980)
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy (Belated) Birthday!
Birthdays: Week of June 10, 2018
Note #27595
posted on General
Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 00:24
Very sorry for the delay the past few weeks - was out of the country without
my laptop - posting the past few weeks of birthdays retroactively.
--
Hi hi everybody!
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of June 10, 2018.
 
::: June ::: 
  (Sun) 10: Metropolis (1988), Silverdrake (1960)
  (Mon) 11: Devileen (1996), Dilligaf (1981)
  (Wed) 13: Darty, Grimmjo (1988), Hiballl (1977), Pandora (1971)
  (Fri) 15: Geryon (1980), Kordith, Phoedran (1981), Townsend (1980)
  (Sat) 16: Haagen (1980), Haku (1985), Kepple (1982), Twinkie (1984)
  (Sun) 17: Erjo (1985), Kandorr (1972)
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy (Belated) Birthday!
Re: About the goal: Chaprenula
Note #27594
posted on General
Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:14
Reply to: Note 27593 posted by Teasert

Pancjo has a key because he's an overseer (i.e. supervisor, boss).

Chaprenula told you who to look for, try looking for them and interacting.
About the goal: Chaprenula
Note #27593
posted on General
Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 10:14
In the goal information, It shows as below:

  The products of Chaprenula's madness are barely under his control,
and some of the more intelligent members of his staff are working
on a plan to end the madness.  Perhaps you can help!

  In the area Chaprenula, I read all room desc and listen npc.
Manserat exclaims, "You must pay attention to all aspects of these
experiments, otherwise, kaboom!"
Chaprenula says, "Working here requires a lot of attention and
diligence. One must be creative and not ever give up."
Smiling, he says, 'The best creations come after failure.  Manserat
and Rachia know that.'
Pancjo exclaims, "Rachia has been lax in her duties lately.  If one more
creature escapes, I'm going to have her head!"
Pacho asks, "Pokey here doesn't like visitors, do you buddy?"
Pacho says, "I gotta feed him something nice and juicy."

  I haven't found the clue to how to start the goal. OK, Then, I kill
all mob and npc, until kill the Pancjo  and get a key.

  Why? Why do you kill Pancjo to get the key? Just because he said 
"I'm going to have Rachia's head" ?
Re: About The goal: Tournament Camps
Note #27591
posted on General
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 09:19
Reply to: Note 27586 posted by Teasert

The next is need the blacksmith's help. Please SAY weapon.
And The next is go to find unmapping room.
It is not useless by using detect invis, magic, hidden.
It's Must use open n, open s, open e, open w, open u, open d, 
or other some dir to find the room in the camps.
Good Luck, Enjoy it.
Re: About The goal: Tournament Camps +++
Note #27590
posted on General
Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:58
Reply to: Note 27589 posted by Glaer

Be visible also.
Re: About The goal: Tournament Camps ++
Note #27589
posted on General
Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:06
Reply to: Note 27588 posted by Redryn

Many, many players are taciturn when it comes to information about solving
goals. Try not to let it get to you.
 
When you started that goal, you were told what you needed to accomplish, but
not how to do it. Many, many, MANY steps in goals involve using educated
guessing at various commands (or saying certain phrases) in certain rooms to
make progress. Some of these commands or phrases are specific and/or esoteric.
 
Oftentimes you'll need to SAY a certain word or phrase to progress (almost
certainly either in a specific room or in front of a specific mob). For the
more reasonable goals, usually you just need to get one specific word (or a
few) anywhere in your SAY command, and SOMETIMES (but not always) the goal will
prompt you further by highlighting that word or capitalizing it. In either
case, it's a really good idea to read what you're told carefully and USE THE
SAME WORDS YOU JUST READ when attempting to solve the goal.
It also helps to have a list of common commands that are used in goals. NOD,
SMILE, BOW, BECKON, AGREE, "say yes", "say no" are good ones.
 
If English is not your primary language, this aspect of the game may be more
challenging for you.
 
As you've certainly discovered, some players are sympathetic to your struggling
with this aspect of the game, some are disinterested, and some are (to varying
degrees) antagonistic toward you. That will never change, but you'll find that
as you do the easier goals, you'll learn that many goals do, to some degree,
share common designs and solution patterns and it does get easier. Your first
few can be pretty rough.
 
Good luck.
Re: About The goal: Tournament Camps +
Note #27588
posted on General
Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:01
Reply to: Note 27587 posted by Escobar

It says at the start...

You say 'sign me up'
Radel says, "Excellent! The crowds will enjoy this. Go and make yourself
known to the reigning champion, announce your intention to challenge him.
I am sure he will be...happy...to meet you."
 
** Goal Added : Win the tournament in Tournament Camps.
** Task Added : Defeat the champion of the tournament in the arena.
Re: About The goal: Tournament Camps
Note #27587
posted on General
Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 09:46
Reply to: Note 27586 posted by Teasert

It sounds like you missed a LOT.

'help goal-solving' is a file you may want to read. Also, the 'task here'
command is a fairly useful one, to get hints to help you solve the goal.

Finally, you *can* use the Q&A channel to ask for help on the goal, however,
do not expect to be walked through it. General hints are allowed, to help you
look for things you might be missing.

-Escobar
About The goal: Tournament Camps
Note #27586
posted on General
Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 09:20
  I am do the goal: Tournament Camps at Level 13. First, I listen man at
Central square to start the task 1. 
  After, I read all listen and room desc, but don't found how to step
the next task. After I waste five hours, I question other player, get
the key: in The Champions' Quarters room, SAY i challenge you.
  I'm realy how to know about why should say "i challenge you", It is
any clue from anything?
  Write this note, so that people will not spend 5 hours like me.
Re: questing
Note #27585
posted on General
Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 19:03
Reply to: Note 27584 posted by Impurifan

once upon a time in the ancient past qtimers used to cycle offline.
unless of course my equally ancient brain is not recalling it properly.
questing
Note #27584
posted on General
Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 16:28
Someone proposed on ideas the notion of running qtimers while 
offline.  At first it seemed silly, but then it got me thinking.
Some people really like questing, right?  you get the random mob 
random experience, variable reward... all good elements to a 
pleasurable game loop.  in fact questing has been core to aard for 
decades.

So player suggests more of this with offline timers.  obviously 
there is demand.  is there a design problem with zatisfying it?

I played actively many years ago.  Questing was a limiter of 
sorts on how quickly one can advance.  since then, all game 
resources are MUCH easier to obtain, even qp.  heck, campaign 
with winklebot plugin and one can pile up qp on a single char 
for almost 100 percent of playtime.

Exp, trains, I/M/  P are all resource sinks.  Is qp still so
important that offline timers isca terrible idea?  say 
someone created 100 alta to nonstop quest, is there realistically 
material abuse possible?  is it worse or different than, say,
farming 100 daily blessings?


Re: Mudinfo - #1849+
Note #27582
posted on General
Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 17:13
Reply to: Note 27581 posted by Starphoenix

Text is hard to get right when streaming, but it will come down to resolution
and bitrate. Fortunately, if you are only streaming text, frame rate can be
sacrificed if you have problems dropping frames due to lack of processing
power or throughput.
Re: Mudinfo - #1849
Note #27581
posted on General
Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 13:37
I have been trying to setup a way to live stream Aardwolf.
Biggeest issue right now is getting it to where the text just doesn't
look blurry on playback.

Assuming I get it setup correctly, I have been pondering the privacy
matter and based on your suggestions I think I have come up with a good
way to do it while retaining privacy.

Streaming Aardwolf wouldn't be much different from streaming World of
Warcraft or similar graphical MMOs. Outside of the "private" stuff like
my clan hall and private channels I think I have most of it sorted out.

Once I attempt it, I will let the entire MUD know about it, so nobody
happens to hear about it later and balks at it.

If I get it setup right, I will communicate it as openly as possible what
I will try to do and when and then get it setup so my miniwindows don't
display maps and stuff.

Things I will never stream:
Epic runs & Clan raids, assuming I am ever a part of one of these when I
finally attempt it. There is still the matter of the goal/task system as well
that I may not want to stream and just maybe focus on levelling and farming.
Not really sure if it is feasible.

No timeframe on when I might actually try it.
Birthdays: Week of May 27, 2018
Note #27580
posted on General
Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 20:03
Hoi hoi there!
 
Here are the birthday reminders for the week of May 27, 2018.
 
::: May ::: 
  (Sun) 27: Inicus (1988), Sunsoar, Vaun, Yrdh (1955)
  (Mon) 28: Rayanna (1981)
  (Tue) 29: Impaler (1987), Jump
  (Wed) 30: Kylenne (1981)
  (Thu) 31: Londi, Talia (1977)
 
::: June ::: 
  (Fri)  1: Turrell, Vega
  (Sun)  3: Bloodguard, Lane, Nalani, Rexyl (1985), Scars
 
You can find a more complete list of Aardwolf birthdays here:
http://birthdays.gaardian.com
 
If your name is not on the list and you want to be added, please send
Mandorallen a tell or note on Personal with your details.
 
Happy Birthday!