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help assassinate
Note #16689
posted on Typos
Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 21:13
Loopieo asked on newbie channel whether this line, 2nd paragraph, meant
resist or immune:
There are a small number of powerful and important monsters which resist
this affect
 

I believe that line should read 'which are immune to'

He pointed out it's misleading.
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".
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?
add 'combat' as a keyword to 'combat mind'
Note #16684
posted on Typos
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 00:05
aff combat

You are not affected by any skills or spells.

aff mind

You are affected by the following skills/spells:
  Combat mind              : hit roll +40 (02:24:58)
                           : constitution +16 (02:24:58)

You are affected by 0 skills and 1 spell.

c disrupt mind
You are not affected by mind freeze.
Re: action not taken. +++
Note #16681
posted on Typos
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 04:19
Reply to: Note 16679 posted by Crowley

> Instead of arguing with me, just bring the keywords up to the prevailing
> standard, which has ample precedent established over more than 15 years.

Broud has stated the prevailing standard. There is no requirement for every
noun/adjective to be used as a keyword, and there are many examples.

Are you just upset that without those keywords added, the S&D script
can't autoguess keywords all the time and therefore still requires a human
to actually put in the keywords to attack?
Re: action not taken. ++
Note #16679
posted on Typos
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 03:05
Reply to: Note 16678 posted by Starling

>Emphasis on words.
 
First, I don't think you're really in the position to argue semantics with
anyone.
 
Second, the word "words" is being used to say "it must contain at least one
word from the short description and one word from the long description." Last I
checked, one plus one equals two, which would indicate "words".
 
Just because you're not happy with mobs not containing every adjective known to
man does not mean the Imms have to bow down to a precedent you think you've
established over 15 years.
 
Mr. Crowley
Re: action not taken. +
Note #16678
posted on Typos
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 02:58
Reply to: Note 16676 posted by Broud

Keywords need to contain words

Emphasis on words.  This has nothing to do with intentionally misleading
anyone, it has everything to do with keywords reflecting the words (plural,
wordS) in the short desc, which is imho the more important of the two.

Instead of arguing with me, just bring the keywords up to the prevailing
standard, which has ample precedent established over more than 15 years.

Thanks.

mob keyword
Note #16677
posted on Typos
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 01:11
Dragon-Snake in partroxis

i think keyword should include "dragon-snake"
Re: action not taken.
Note #16676
posted on Typos
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 00:45
Reply to: Note 16675 posted by Starling

They fit the rule already:
Keywords:
   *  Keywords need to contain words from the short and long
       descriptions of the mob.  Keywords should not intentionally
       mislead the player.
 
Broud
action not taken.
Note #16675
posted on Typos
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 19:18
Notes 16652 and 16653 have not been acted upon, please bring the keywords for
these mobs up to the prevailing standards.

Thanks.
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.
Swordbreaker's Hoard
Note #16672
posted on Typos
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 06:10
Dwarven soldier mob in room "A Dwarven Garrison":
(R) This bored-looking dwarven soldier is on the verge falling asleep.

Suggest: This bored-looking dwarven soldier is on the verge of falling asleep.
Help Tiers
Note #16671
posted on Typos
Friday, August 3, 2018 @ 17:03
Not a 'true' typo, but this help file does not mention that tiers
get a bonus to damage on certain skills/spells (maybe just spells).

I thnk it would be REALLY nice to add this in under the section that lists
the other bonuses, especially for newer players who are trying to plan
out long term builds/options.

Something along the line of:

- When calculating spell efficacy, tiers will receive a bonus based on
ther number of tiers to a selection of spells/skills.

Would then be great to have a help file that gives a little more detail
as to which spell/skills tiering adds a bonus to.

I'd be more than happy to help compile skills/spells and help draft
the helpfiles as I realize this could turn into a major project. :)

Mondaine
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".
Arboretum exit typo
Note #16669
posted on Typos
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 13:57
In Arboretum, room id 39130, the following message is displayed after someone
uses the custom exit:
 
A massive tangle of roots slashes through the roots and then charges into the
next part of the tunnel.
 
I'm certain that's supposed to be:
 
Player slashes through the roots and then charges into the next part of the
tunnel.
 
Mr. Crowley
Ruins of diamond reach - town banker
Note #16664
posted on Typos
Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 23:16
The banker here looks to be weathering the curse rather well compared to the 
others. Wearing rather formal attire, he carefully takes care of any 
finanical questions and needs the citizens have for him. ...

Should be financial
bluescreen social
Note #16663
posted on Typos
Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 23:56
Line 2:
<2> -  stairs ahead blankly and  face becomes a blue screen.
 
Needs to be 
 
Mr. Crowley
Axe of the Enforcer - Sahuagin
Note #16662
posted on Typos
Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 00:38
Keywords   : axe

That is all there is for keywords at the moment.
Can at least enforcer be added?
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.

[Room# 32490] Lightsoil Boardwalk
Note #16658
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 11:21
Description reads: "Wooden planks from freshly split logs make up this 
slick boardwalk dividing the beach from the rest of city."
The end should read: "from the rest of *the* city."
Re: Larry the Missionary say text +++
Note #16657
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 08:41
Reply to: Note 16646 posted by Taeryn

>https://wapo.st/2O7RA7S
>One space between each sentence, they said.  Science just proved them wrong.
>Washington Post article from 4 May 2018.

The only thing that paper proved was that Skidmore College researchers fail
at designing experiments to properly test a hypothesis.

Abe
Re: Verblain and Melox, Aylor
Note #16656
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 00:24
Reply to: Note 16650 posted by Tymme

There is such a  flag, but the mob description is very clear it's a
singular mob. So i've not added the plural flag.
 
Broud
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.
Government gofer, gnomalin
Note #16653
posted on Typos
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 07:44
A government gofer is here, pausing on his errand.

No Problem! A government gofer is weak compared to you.

Missing its adjective 'government' as a keyword.
A fat little cherub, spyreknow
Note #16652
posted on Typos
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 07:39
A fat little cherub floats nearby.

A fat little cherub snickers nervously.


It is missing its adjectives 'fat' and 'little' as keywords.

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).
*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.
Arboretum
Note #16648
posted on Typos
Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 03:39
| 1. Help Arboretum
| 
| After a time, strange stories started to come from the visitors.
| At first it was just how the 'feeling' of the land had changed and how the
| visitors no long felt welcome there.  These initial reports were
| wrote off, saying that the people who reported it were already not in
| a good state of mind and shouldn't have been there in the first place. It
| wasn't long after those reports were received that other things started to
| happen. People turned up missing, and the feel of the place changed
| from uneasy to a strong feeling of malevolent intent from there. In their
| desperation to discover what happend, an investigative party was sent
| into there. No one heard anything from them for quite a
| while.
| 
| When  the lone survivor emerged, he was ranting things about
| carnivorous plants and strange plant/animal mutations that were
| impossible. Will you  be the one to investigate and find out what happened
| here 
| 
| Goal Difficulty      : Easy
| 
| * Should be 'After some time'
| 
| * No long should be no longer
| 
| * Wrote s/b written
| 
| * 'sent into there' s/b sent there
| 
| * No one heard  s/b  No one has heard
| 
| * Extra space between 'when' and 'the'.
| 
| * Should here not be there?
| 
| * Under 'goal arboretum' the difficulty has been listed as Medium.

'Goal Arboretum'

You need to investigate the arboretum, find out what happened there, and
deal any problems.

s/b deal with any problems
Re: Larry the Missionary say text ++
Note #16646
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 23:31
Reply to: Note 16645 posted by Starling

https://wapo.st/2O7RA7S
One space between each sentence, they said.  Science just proved them wrong.
Washington Post article from 4 May 2018.
Re: Larry the Missionary say text +
Note #16645
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 23:16
Reply to: Note 16643 posted by Tymme

> It's not universal and there isn't really a full style guide. 

I've always had the impression that the single space looks better in variable
width fonts / book fonts because the difference between the median line and
the capital height makes it easier to see the boundaries between sentences.

With monospaced fonts as you see on Aard, in my experience single space
makes things it harder to read things so have always used and preferred two.
I also learned to type this way and in retrospect the typewriters at the
time used a monospace font.  Compare something like Dina to Times or other 
variable width font and it's pretty clear the difference between median
and cap is less, and the uniform width seems to further reduce contrast
between the sentence and the boundary to the next.  The double space makes up
for that and makes it easier to read, at least it does for me.

Just my opinion on the matter, others may feel differently which is ok.
Re: Larry the Missionary say text +
Note #16644
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 23:02
Reply to: Note 16643 posted by Tymme

Didn't the autoformatter for room descriptions also use two at some point?
Re: 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.
Larry the Missionary say text
Note #16642
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 20:10
Larry says:
"I will not let you pass!  I care for you and your soul."

There are two spaces after the "!" instead of the usual one

Re: Help Cabal
Note #16641
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 18:04
Reply to: Note 16640 posted by Shaelynne

shush, this is part of our project involving some shady legal loophole abuse
in order to get possession of whatever coppers and dust bunnies Cabal has
squirreled away in its vault.  I was going to cut you in, but alas.
Help Cabal
Note #16640
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 18:03
NOTE: As of July 22nd, 2018, Cabal is no longer an active Aardwolf
      clan. This helpfile exists only to preserve Dominion history.

Dominion? =) 
Deadlights, War to End All Wars
Note #16639
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 05:31
A huge armada of silvery dragons
roar their screams in triumph as the demon falls

It should be 'roars' since the verb's subject is armada, not dragons.
The raggety dervish, New Thalos
Note #16638
posted on Typos
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 21:59
This mob is missing 'raggety' as a keyword.
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.
Re: Help file for Gaias Revenge
Note #16636
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 12:29
Reply to: Note 16635 posted by Kylia

Also, "only saved" should be deleted. Saves no longer exist.
Help file for Gaias Revenge
Note #16635
posted on Typos
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 20:28
The help file for Gaias Revenge states as follows:

This attack cannot be dodged, only saved, and deals damage 
of a few elemental damage types (air, cold, earth, or water) 
each round. 

In fact, the spell deals, randomly, only one of the four 
damage types each round, and it is usually more than one
attack. It would be better worded as follows:

"These attacks cannot be dodged, only saved, and deal damage
of one of four damage types (air, cold, earth or water) each
round."

A Basement Hallway (Ayloria Academy) [Room# 35253]
Note #16634
posted on Typos
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 14:38
Look description says, "To the west, the clacking of bones and murmur
 undead spirits can be heard, albeit faintly."  There should be an
 "of" between "murmur" and "undead spirits".
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)
typo in terra's description
Note #16631
posted on Typos
Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 15:17
l terra
Terra notices your look, and suddenly appears before you!
Something moves in the corner of your eye - something you nearly did not 
notice before. He looks like an old man, hunched, in a rough garb of brown 
cloth. His face is lined with many wrinkles, like the cracked earth after a 
drought. Thin wispy white hair covers his his head, and also a thin white 
Re: help land deeds +++
Note #16630
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 8, 2018 @ 17:37
Reply to: Note 16626 posted by Dwwynn

It doesn't feel clunky when using it in a conversation to refer to  
a third persons possesions, at least in a derogatory sense.
Re: help land deeds ++
Note #16626
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 11:15
Reply to: Note 16624 posted by Fenix

As someone immersed in AP Style as part of my daily breadwinning, I feel your
pain, Tymme. Using "their" to refer to a singular subject used to be expressly
forbidden in all major English stylebooks, including AP, and it still sounds
clunky to my ears. I usually take the tack you suggested and write around the
issue. But Fenix is correct to note that it is now acceptable to use "their" in
place of "his or her." *grumble*
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 #16624
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 01:30
Reply to: Note 16623 posted by Tymme

from the oxford dictionary
Their
Belonging to or associated with the people or things previously mentioned or
easily identified.
parents keen to help their children

Belonging to or associated with a person of unspecified sex.
she heard someone blow their nose loudly

-Fenix
help disease
Note #16622
posted on Typos
Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 01:24
Typing "help disease" gives the major swarm helpfile instead of the 
disease spell's helpfile. You can use help 65 for now to see the
proper helpfile, but disease should be removed from the major
swarm's file so it doesn't override.

Abe