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.
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Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 21:13
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'
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'
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. +++
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. ++
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. +
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.
Sunday, August 5, 2018 @ 01:11
Dragon-Snake in partroxis i think keyword should include "dragon-snake"
Re: action not taken.
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.
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
Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 14:06
Global Quest: No active players remaining, Global Quest # The comma should be a period or semicolon.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 00:38
Keywords : axe That is all there is for keywords at the moment. Can at least enforcer be added?
Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 18:24
You quaff a Refreshing Idea. You are already fully refreshed.  You feel less tired.  You feel fully refreshed. Second line (already fully) should be last, like with healing: You quaff a @x228s@x226p@x230a@x220rk.  A warm feeling fills your body.  You are now fully healed. You are already fully healed.
[Room# 32490] Lightsoil Boardwalk
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 +++
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
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
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 22:04
A yummy looking vegetable is growing here. Should be yummy-looking, I believe?
Market- initial listing
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
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
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
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).
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.
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 ++
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 +
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 +
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 21:59
This mob is missing 'raggety' as a keyword.
cast out angel, fractured
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
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
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]
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".
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
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
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 +++
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 ++
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 ++
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 +
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
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