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Raystlin, newthalos
Note #16859
posted on Typos
Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 20:45
Raystlin, the Arch-Magician stands here.
 
Maybe try to hide it from Raistlin a /little/ better?
 
Anyway, no comma after name in long desc.
animated mace, mayhem
Note #16858
posted on Typos
Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 00:35
(R) @x247A heavy looking mace floats in the air before you here.
 
heavy-looking
nomob exit message
Note #16857
posted on Typos
Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 16:42
Walking into aylor from the west (Western High Road (12664) to Western
Entrance - Starlight Way (32427)) with a pet echoes the following:
 
Mobs can not follow through there.
 
While true, it can be a bit confusing to figure out what's going on.  Maybe a
line more like "Your pet isn't allowed in here and has to wait for you.' or
something would be more clear.
 
Walking from Whitewind Avenue (32450) to Phoenix Square (32420) has the same
end result (pet doesn't follow), but there is no message given.  Not sure whats
is different- continent to area, no_mob exit vs room flag, something else?
a little girl playing dress up, snuckles
Note #16856
posted on Typos
Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 07:53
Should be dress-up.
help confiscate
Note #16854
posted on Typos
Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 02:37
From "help tp":
>2TP  - Confiscate carryable owned equipment from an offline/unavailable
>       player.  (No charge for divorcing spouses- see 'help confiscate'.)

From "help confiscate":
>Note: One confiscate will return all owned items to you.  You do not
>need to purchase multiple confiscates for multiple items.

I think that the wording of help confiscate should be changed to make
it clear whether "one confiscate will return all owned items from a single
player's pfile to you" or "one confiscate will return all owned items from
all other pfiles to you". The way it's worded now, it sounds like it
would be the latter, but I think it's the former.

Abe
Help Subclasschange
Note #16852
posted on Typos
Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 13:10
Since help classchange exists as a helpfile, please have help subclasschange
exist as a help file or at least point to help subclass.

Mondaine
Test of Faith
Note #16849
posted on Typos
Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 04:23
- Neutral paladins will deal light or shadow
  damage, but this damage will 
  be quite weak compared to the 
  damage of Test of Faith when it is used
  by strongly aligned paladins.
Should add that damage is not guaranteed:
- Neutral paladins will deal light or shadow
  damage, but this damage will 
  be quite weak and damage is not guaranteed
  compared to the 
  damage of Test of Faith when it is used
  by strongly aligned paladins.

Dee
royal hart, annwn
Note #16848
posted on Typos
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 09:22
>listen ha
A royal hart exclaims, "I wish those nobles would stop hunting me down, I just want to live here in peace!"
 
The comma should be a semicolon or period.
Re: help Taunt
Note #16846
posted on Typos
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 08:35
Reply to: Note 16845 posted by Dillon

Same for mobshield.
help Taunt
Note #16845
posted on Typos
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 01:36

Include that the skill has been removed from the game
in the helpfile.
Re: CP Scramble +
Note #16843
posted on Typos
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 08:03
Reply to: Note 16842 posted by Mordist

Well then, Regarding to Announce board note #1311 scrambling cp/gq mobs
removed from the game. 
So it think it still needs to be removed from there.
Thank you.
Re: CP Scramble
Note #16842
posted on Typos
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 06:47
Reply to: Note 16841 posted by Akhenaton

Please note the word 'might'.

Thanks,
Mordist
CP Scramble
Note #16841
posted on Typos
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 05:24
I get the following line when I type "cp check" even tho i have no scrambled mob
in my campaing,

Note: One or more target names in this campaign might be slightly scrambled.
shady looking fellow, gold rush
Note #16839
posted on Typos
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 08:36
Pretty sure this should be shady-looking, in both short and long desc.
help quest items and help qpspend related
Note #16838
posted on Typos
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 06:16
can we add help newbie-aard into help qpspend and
help quest items
Gold Rush room 15058
Note #16837
posted on Typos
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 16:27
A Large Underground Room
  This room, chiseled out of solid bedrock, would put the royal halls of
many kings to shame.  The entire room is over 100 yards in length, with
solid stained glass wall covering, backlit with candles to provide a bath of
colour to the whole room.  At the far end of the room, a chair that can only
be described as a throne, rests.  
b.f

Delete that last line b.f (unless it's supposed to be there?!)

-A.
help mastery rebuild
Note #16836
posted on Typos
Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 10:16
help instinct rebuild directs to help instinct

I propose that help mastery rebuild direct to help mastery

-A.
Knossos: Androgeus' Crown (missing keyword)
Note #16834
posted on Typos
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 15:29
Androgeus isn't a keyword for Androgeus' Crown (AQ reward).
Re: Item error color codes?
Note #16832
posted on Typos
Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 23:30
Reply to: Note 16831 posted by Irmie

I think the @@ is supposed to represent the head of a mace.
Item error color codes?
Note #16831
posted on Typos
Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 22:55
'Tai chieftain wields &notched^&Steel Mace&[@@.

Item appears in your inventory as (Glow) (Hum) &notched^&Steel Mace&[@@ (120)

Room: The chieftain of the 'Tai tribe's hut

Could be purposeful but guessing the colour code messed up somehow?
NewGuide-FAQ #4 "undue" should read "undo"
Note #16830
posted on Typos
Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 22:28
"IMPORTANT: You will lose everything but your name, you're essentially deleting
your player and there is no way to undue this."
Re: Rosalind, Radiance Woods +
Note #16828
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 21:32
Reply to: Note 16827 posted by Starling

the extra space is after the period at the end of the sentence.
Re: Rosalind, Radiance Woods
Note #16827
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 21:06
Reply to: Note 16824 posted by Androg

I usually caution against changing speech unless there's clearly a mistake. The
comma implies less of a pause than a semicolon, as in conversational speech,
as opposed to something like a room or other description.  Maybe Rosalind just
talks fast, due to being worked up from dancing.
Mount DuNoir Room ID 14234
Note #16826
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 19:31
The hallway continues on to the north and west .

extra space before period

-A.
Re: Rosalind, Radiance Woods
Note #16825
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 18:58
Reply to: Note 16824 posted by Androg

Also change comma to semicolon or period, or 'as it really' or something.
Rosalind, Radiance Woods
Note #16824
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 18:04
listen rosalind
Rosalind says, "I do love dancing, it really lets me feel the wind in my hair. "


extra space after the .

-A.
a broach in the form of a roach
Note #16823
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 11:15
I can't take it anymore! Can we get "broach" switched to "brooch"?
Re: help isthisbotting
Note #16822
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 02:29
Reply to: Note 16821 posted by SublimeWolf

>last paragraph about daily blessing rewards being illegal, doesn't make
>sense to me.

It is saying that using a trigger to request daily blessings (botting DBs)
is illegal, for the reason that you would gain things like TPs, potential,
various tokens, etc. without the person [not] at the keyboard doing 
anything to get them.

Abe
help isthisbotting
Note #16821
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 02:25
last paragraph about daily blessing rewards being illegal, doesn't make
sense to me.
Re: Help Rules
Note #16820
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 02:18
Reply to: Note 16819 posted by SublimeWolf

https://tinyurl.com/y7r37wmp
Help Rules
Note #16819
posted on Typos
Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 02:11
15) The "intervention" rule. If you are playing for 3 days straight or 
    averaging 20 hours a day for months at a time with no break and are
    not a bot or a shared character, we reserve the right to force you to
    take a break from Aardwolf for your own health. If we make a mistake
    and you really are a bot or sharing a character and there is no risk
to your health at all then please let us know so that we can correct 
    our wrongly applied "intervention rule" actions.

5th line down "really are a bot" shouldn't that be "really are not a bot" ?
Re: bunch of heavy keys, melody +
Note #16816
posted on Typos
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 01:48
Reply to: Note 16813 posted by Starling

"A bunch" in this case most naturally means "many" and not "a clustered arrangement".
A clustered arrangement of keys is, but many keys are.
Re: c 'pray for absolution'
Note #16815
posted on Typos
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 01:44
Reply to: Note 16793 posted by Zoot

Or just remove the comma.
Re: bunch of heavy keys, melody
Note #16813
posted on Typos
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 16:30
Reply to: Note 16812 posted by Tymme

No, because the "it" in what does it open refers to the bunch, not the keys.
"Keys" in this case is the object of the preposition, while the subject 
is "bunch".  So we are asking what does it [the bunch] open, so the pronoun
agree with the word it is standing in for.
bunch of heavy keys, melody
Note #16812
posted on Typos
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 11:17
 A bunch of heavy keys is here. So what does it open?
 
I get the reasoning that 'bunch' is singular so that's why "it", but the bunch
opens several doors (several keys), so I think "what do they" is appropriate
instead?
ooku
Note #16810
posted on Typos
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 00:47
>Cedyca exclaims, "Congratulations on becoming famous with our rebellion!"

This should probably be "within our rebellion", as it's famous within the
ranks of the rebellion, as opposed to famous alongside the rebellion.

>Cedyca says, "I will announce to the world of your accomplishments here."

This should be either:
I will tell the world of your accomplishments here.
or
I will announce to the world your accomplishments here.

You speak "of" something, but you just announce the thing.

>Cedyca says, "Take this gift from the rebellion clan.

This should probably be "Accept this gift from the rebellion clan."

Abe
Re: 'goals' output
Note #16807
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 16:28
Reply to: Note 16805 posted by Tymme

Or could just make the goal desc wrap within its column. I don't think that
would look bad.
Dusk Valley - Rylek sorcerer & Rylek harmer +++
Note #16806
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 14:32
Reply to: Note 16804 posted by Redryn

>You mean this? I believe the point of Zoot's note is that she never 
>understood why quotes are needed for spell targets, your response was 
>that this was because casting has 2 parameters, to which I responded 
>to say that it's not really an answer

It is not only "really an answer", it is specifically THE answer...and
it's not merely that it has 2 parameters, but that it has two parameters 
which are of variable length. But that being the answer is not the point
that either of us were trying to make.

>because cast always assumes the first parameter is a single word anyway.

It assumes that both of the parameters are a single word, except where
you expressly tell it where a parameter ends by way of quotes.

That is current behavior, which is what most of my note was working to
explain. It is undeniably, factually correct.

Then I made the statement that I pointed out, and which you keep glossing 
over (although you at least quoted it last time).

>It could be rewritten to be slightly smarter which would eliminate this 
>particular issue, in that the third (optional) argument of the target 
>is always the last.

That would be a desired behavior, and is the real point. I stated that 
as a way that it could be coded. Then you stated that there is no reason 
that it could not be done that way.

Never thought I'd have to fight so hard to get you to realize that 
your'e already agreeing with what I wrote to begin with :P.

Abe
'goals' output
Note #16805
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 10:37
Several goals have a description that gets cut off in 'goals' command output.
Could make a few more chars by shrinking Status to 4 chars and Rating to either
one, "Rtg" for three, or maybe four with stars (Diff * ** *** ****)
 
Otherwise, most of the descriptions could be edited to fit in current output,
too.
 
The ones that I have that are like this are:
 
Callhero     Return Mystlin Ilvathorn's items from the Call   15      2
Hedge        Help the wood elf gardener clean up after the h  70      1
Deneria      Rid the Realm of Deneria of evil once and for a  80      3
Aardington   Help the Earl with odd jobs around the estate g  90      2
Pompeii      Help Pliny find his father and save Pompeii fro 100      1
Arboretum    Find and Stop the Cause of the Problems in the  115      2
Masq         Help Nassah find the culprit(s) behind the loot 120      3
Rosewood     Destroy the Papists, both in town and at their  150      2
Cougarian    Help Queen Cowlina understand the value of Magi 160      3
Raukora      Return the Blood Opal of Banderios from Rauko'r 170      2
Desolation   Vanquish the evil in the mountains of desolatio 175      2
Empire       Collect 4 seals and acquire the Black Robe of A 180      1
Autumn       Free the lands from the grasp of the Eternal Au 185      2
Astral       Defeat the Ultimate Nightmare and free the Astr 190      2
Lagoon       Rid the planet of the scourge that threatens th 195      2
Earthlords   Help the Sacred Flame infiltrate and weaken the 200      3
Ketu         Help the people of Ketu with the lurking danger 200      1
Mayhem       Discover the cause of Castle Fal'Shara's troubl 200      1
Sanctum      Defeat Meirin'davel and put a stop to her tyran 200      1
Tanra        Help to bring peace back to the forests of Tanr 200      1
Afterglow    Have your name scribed into the Tome of the Rel 201      3
Amazon       Recover the missing artifacts of the Amazon Nat 201      2
Gwillim      Rid Gwillimberry of the vermin infesting the to 201      2
Horizon      Pierce the illusive magic corrupting the horizo 201      2
Partroxis    Visit the worlds leading from the Partroxis and 201      3
Titan        Venture into the depths of the Titans' Keep and 201      4 
Umari        Find a treasure and earn some respect in Umari' 201      3
Dusk Valley - Rylek sorcerer & Rylek harmer +++
Note #16804
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 09:29
Reply to: Note 16799 posted by Abelinc

> But a spell doesn't know how many words are in TWO of its positional 
> parameters, making the need for single-quotes required to know when one
> argument ends and another starts. It could be rewritten to be slightly
> smarter which would eliminate this particular issue, in that the third
> (optional) argument of the target is always the last.

You mean this? I believe the point of Zoot's note is that she never understood
why quotes are needed for spell targets, your response was that this was
because casting has 2 parameters, to which I responded to say that it's not
really an answer, because cast always assumes the first parameter is a single
word anyway.
oradursil, glamdursil
Note #16803
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 08:22
     (G)(H) The Other Legendary Sword "Oradursil" is paired with the "Glamdursil".
 
Other Legendary Sword doesn't need to be capitalized.  Also don't think the
quote marks are necessary.
Help Psychic crush
Note #16802
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 08:17
"This is one of many mental attack"
Damage: negative 
I assume it should be, since it is NOT a mental damage spell,
from the helpfile help psychic blast:
"This is one of several attack disciplines a young Psionicist will learn."
Dusk Valley - Rylek sorcerer & Rylek harmer +++
Note #16799
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 03:38
Reply to: Note 16798 posted by Redryn

>Since it already assumes any multi-word spellname will be in quotes, there is
>no reason not to treat any subsequent words as target.

You mean like my (unquoted) last sentence already said.

Abe
Dusk Valley - Rylek sorcerer & Rylek harmer +++
Note #16798
posted on Typos
Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 02:16
Reply to: Note 16796 posted by Abelinc

> For spells, it's much more difficult:
> 1) First word is cast
> 2) Second and maybe third words are spell
> 3) What I'm acting on may start at the third or fourth words, 
>    and may go farther out than that

Except even for spells, the third word is always considered to be the target,
unless the spell name is in quotes.
E.g.:
c indestructible aura -> They aren't here.

Since it already assumes any multi-word spellname will be in quotes, there is
no reason not to treat any subsequent words as target.
info pkdeaths and Suicide
Note #16797
posted on Typos
Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 19:00
Suicide messages appear in info pkdeaths, but it feels like the normal 'info
deaths' seems more appropriate for them.
Dusk Valley - Rylek sorcerer & Rylek harmer +++
Note #16796
posted on Typos
Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 16:17
Reply to: Note 16788 posted by Zoot

>I've always wondered why skills work differently than spells and I guess I
>don't know for certain if this is universal for EVERY spell.

The reason is that the spell itself is already an argument for cast, and
there are multiple-word spells. For a skill, the command-parsing algorithm
is rather easy:
1) First "word" is the skill
2) Anything else is what I'm acting on

For spells, it's much more difficult:
1) First word is cast
2) Second and maybe third words are spell
3) What I'm acting on may start at the third or fourth words, 
   and may go farther out than that

So a skill is absolutely positive about every positional parameter except
for the target, which is "anything after word one".

But a spell doesn't know how many words are in TWO of its positional 
parameters, making the need for single-quotes required to know when one
argument ends and another starts. It could be rewritten to be slightly
smarter which would eliminate this particular issue, in that the third
(optional) argument of the target is always the last.

Abe
Dusk Valley - Rylek sorcerer & Rylek harmer +++
Note #16795
posted on Typos
Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 16:10
Reply to: Note 16787 posted by Tymme

>'help alias' should be corrected, though-
>
>- Any arguments after the alias when it's used will be ignored.
>
>Looks like it uses only the first argument instead?

That part of "help alias" is specifically referring to an alias which
performs multiple actions (an alias with a ";" in its action). It has
nothing to do with this discussion.

Abe
Send colorcodes
Note #16794
posted on Typos
Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 18:46
You have sent @x173Butt@x196Hurt-B-Gone to Radrat at a cost of 10 gold.

Either @amount@ gold.@  or, if it's meant to be kinda distinguished like
marketplace messages, still should at least be gold@.@
c 'pray for absolution'
Note #16793
posted on Typos
Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 10:13
Ayla absolves your sins, for a price of 9,275 gold.

I suggest changing this to:

For a price of 9,275 gold, Ayla absolves you of your sins.
Northstar / Elana Pendalton
Note #16792
posted on Typos
Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 02:25
Amanda and Arianna Pendalton both have their last name as a keyword,
but Elana is missing hers.