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by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ad's at the bottom of the screen?
Replies: 74
Views: 10395

<b>Moritheil</b>: You realize that Google search is ad supported, right? You realize your argument fails on two levels? 1. The ad blockers that filter out google ads ON SITES do not filter out paid google appearances in their search engine on the actual SEARCH PAGE. The first several links will sti...
by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Dev News: Cave City Update
Replies: 37
Views: 7123

Anyhow, CC has always been the center of much controversy. Epic spanks, epic twinking with old-school conjurers, and the discovery of numerical errors in archery code . . . that zone was always at the forefront of innovation. You mean the one boot where we found out archery was bugged and ran to th...
by moritheil
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

Look, I'm not trying to pick a fight. If some random new player complains that he wants things to be easier for him, I understand that and I'll just chalk it up to not being familiar with our ways. My point here is that you and I have been around long enough to appreciate the necessity of taking a l...
by moritheil
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ad's at the bottom of the screen?
Replies: 74
Views: 10395

<b>Moritheil</b>: You realize that Google search is ad supported, right? You realize your argument fails on two levels? 1. The ad blockers that filter out google ads ON SITES do not filter out paid google appearances in their search engine on the actual SEARCH PAGE. The first several links will sti...
by moritheil
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

And please, for the love of god, when I said 25% on all rares in new zones I didn't mean invasions and shit like that. Use your brains instead of trying to nitpick everything I say. But where do you draw the line? What you're suggesting is so radical that I can't safely assume anything about it. Th...
by moritheil
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Dev News: Cave City Update
Replies: 37
Views: 7123

If you throw enough time and bodies at any zone in the game (with 1 exception), you will eventually win. Now I'm curious as to which zone you think that exception is. Anyhow, CC has always been the center of much controversy. Epic spanks, epic twinking with old-school conjurers, and the discovery o...
by moritheil
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

At the very least please make new zones have a minimum of 25% loadrate. Holy crap. So you think Jot should be invaded 25% of the time? And if not, what justifies forcing new zones with rares (such as invasion loads) to have 25% load rates? I'm all for making rares etc. accessible to people who can'...
by moritheil
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ad's at the bottom of the screen?
Replies: 74
Views: 10395

... but I don't think anyone's likely to make a moral defense that it's ok to shoplift from the GAP! That's because it's been done before and therefore tiresome, not because a moral defense doesn't exist. "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to steal food, t...
by moritheil
Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: Autoroller with settable minimum stats.
Replies: 21
Views: 9059

Well, it's certainly not back-compatible to v 3.x. It crashed.
by moritheil
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Sasinel group-says 'damn.. hate that sandblast' <343h> <P> gsa nexar sbed it You stop meditating. You group-say 'nexar sbed it' <343h> <P> You have finished praying for barkskin. <343h> <P> You start meditating... <343h> <P> A moonwell crumbles to dust and blows away. <343h> <P> You have finished pr...
by moritheil
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Thunder, Lightning, Strike

<P> who ingr Listing of the Staff -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- <None> There are 0 visible staff member(s) on. Listing of the Mortals! -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [50 Inv] Nimaithamael -Disciple- Triterium (Grey Elf) [48 Ran] Sasinel (Half-Elf) [46 Cle] Anashoa (Grey Elf) [49 Ran] Lorendel Ebonmist - GladeSha...
by moritheil
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ad's at the bottom of the screen?
Replies: 74
Views: 10395

NoScript is your friend if you're running Firefox.
by moritheil
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: You'd Be Worried Too
Replies: 0
Views: 782

You'd Be Worried Too

Roklam completes his spell... Roklam utters the words, 'hex' Brammithizzar suddenly looks worried. <849h> <P> As Lopi shouts to the infernal stiletto of Bane, the weapon begins to glow with a black aura crackling with energy. The stiletto launches itself at mindnumbing speed towards Brammithizzar, s...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: The Lock Is No Bar To My Flee
Replies: 1
Views: 963

The Lock Is No Bar To My Flee

OK, I thought fleeing through locked doors was made impossible even for wraithforms, yet here it is: <443h> <P> order followers e Ok. The wraith of a scruffy mercenary is busy, but will execute your order as soon as possible. The ghast of the gambling master strides east. w <444h> <P> Alas, you cann...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: the housing market
Replies: 207
Views: 38855

Now, how is it "fair" under your definition if a person's compensation/position is affected by relationship with the CEO? Is a person's contribution to the company worth more if he knew the CEO in high school? You see, I don't necessarily think that business owners are "out to get us...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Rules for police to enter your home?
Replies: 31
Views: 5353

This is a totally different situation and as far as I care, a cop can kick the shit out of you if you lip off after comitting a felony. DUI is a felony? It's a felony to be rude? Police brutality isn't itself a felony? That's not even DWI, that's DUI. Nor was it even proven in court yet; it was onl...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

Don't the oakvale items still suck ass? That veil is insanely rare. And even if you don't think much of rarity as a balancing factor, do you really want to make every quest have the exact same load odds? That eliminates variety right there. So, do you feel that rarity by itself holds no value? Shou...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: necros and liches in 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 4269

I'm not really understanding what you mean when you say you'll "miss" the necro. Necros will still be around. They'll just be able to cast useful spells from some other schools of magic as well. http://www.torilmud.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18951 The changes have an extra layer of meaning...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Time Sinks
Replies: 31
Views: 10313

it's a fact that people will gravitate towards the most rewards with the least effort. Some people, but not all people. i see a lot of hypocritical posts actually. in the same posts a poster can say they want the game to stay as hard or make it harder, and at the same time you want more players The...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [RP Thread]
Replies: 416
Views: 105375

The tiny gnoll camp is a squalid mess. The black stone dagger that Tasan took seems to have been the only usable implement. The halfling nods, dusting himself off again. "On the way? Sure." Seeing that no further objections are raised, Salil bows to the group. "If you gentlemen are re...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

Wouldn't balancing it be a mess, though? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for more distributed loads, but a lot of super rare quests wouldn't take too well to being standardized at a 5% or whatever load rate. i don't remember the EQ calculator caring that much about rares. We aren't operating on the EQ ...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Time Sinks
Replies: 31
Views: 10313

The scarcity of backup books adds weight to dying as a mage... but only if you're unable (or unwilling) to produce disposable backup books which could circumvent the problem. Except that rogues can CR basically anything... hence why backup gear basically became obsolete at all. I'll have to disagre...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: necros and liches in 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 4269

Liches in 2.0: this link

As for Necros, they will be a subclass. All mage classes are going to be unified into Wizard. Sorcerer will be added as a variant mage class that does not get to remem at will but starts each day with more spells.
by moritheil
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

Wouldn't balancing it be a mess, though? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for more distributed loads, but a lot of super rare quests wouldn't take too well to being standardized at a 5% or whatever load rate.
by moritheil
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Druids in 2.0
Replies: 19
Views: 7352

Also, I doubt the truly powerful summoning feats are going to be in 2.0... I'll eat my hat if Shevy implements Greenbound Summoning ;) Funny thing about that feat - the author claimed later that his editors accidentally removed the restrictions on it. It was supposed to make a spell 2 levels higher...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Druids in 2.0
Replies: 19
Views: 7352

If you guys really want to nerf wildshape, two things are possible: 1. No Natural Spell feat; instead force druids to take Silent and Still metamagic feats and apply them. This means that the highest level spell you can cast is 2 circles below what you could cast normally. 2. Go in the other directi...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Homeland was a pretty big mud
Replies: 60
Views: 10007

BGR was always one of my favorite areas, in spite of its obvious problems. I love the research that was put into it, and how it's drenched with the history of that locale in Faerun. I, for one, hope we do not lose the foundation of what BGR represents. I also really like BGR. BGR was the first plac...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Go-Go Khanjari Gender Bender
Replies: 147
Views: 31386

Vital is what, 2x damage? Efhr's rage = extra hits off circles and melee. Same thing isn't it? I bet if we went into CM with a good efhr and pava, the efhr will destroy pava. I agree and that's an example of a sustained damage situation where the proc has time to fire up and run. Runs on a dragon m...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: The ninja made a movement
Replies: 1
Views: 864

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by moritheil
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: I knew hybrids were bad!
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Kifle wrote:This just in! Carrots are deadly and are being recalled after a 29 yr old woman was found dead in her house with a piece of carrot lodged in her throat. In other news, pudding and slimfast have become a food group in order to secure the safety of nation's consumers!


Win.
by moritheil
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: The Epic Spank Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 12696

Haha, merciless criticism is also a tradition! To some extent, the learning curve for leading incorporates the learning curve for ignoring verbal abuse. It also incorporates learning curves for your own class and other key classes. If you have bad ideas about what classes do, or about when and how p...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [RP Thread]
Replies: 416
Views: 105375

Salil vacillates. "Yes," he says slowly. "There is normally a priest of the Black Hound with us. However, he received a calling two weeks past and left to answer it. We have others able to bind your wounds, but if you are looking for magic, your best bet may lie with the hermit himsel...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: bug(bears)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

This may be related: I've noticed in CM that if I'm exping against bugbears or duergars (for instance) with my necro, when my pets assist me they will growl at whichever bugbear/duergar is in the top of the room list, whether it's the mob I'm fighting or not. The pets will always engage the correct...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [RP Thread]
Replies: 416
Views: 105375

An uncomfortable silence stretches out following this last statement.
by moritheil
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

It seems that you're suggesting that the mobs load 100% but just without the item. This is still useless to someone who needs the item to do the quest. Why go through the extra step of loading the mob if it's not going to have the item either way? Apart from that you seem to be suggesting that they ...
by moritheil
Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Logs
Topic: just....wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

At issue here is not only the proper interaction of archery with defensive spells, which Eil kindly noted already, but the fact that the archers were firing at someone disguised as a human traveler. This broke his disguise, and that in turn caused the guards to attack him. so.. er.. what happened to...
by moritheil
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: The Epic Spank Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 12696

Oh man, I forgot to mention Zenriel's war against Kossuth back in the day. He sigged that for the longest time . . . "The lord of the iron wastes holds up his hammer, shouting 'weak fools!'" It began as me leading Jot with a skeletal group and escalated into an epic struggle to recruit mor...
by moritheil
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Racial Grouping Restrictions
Replies: 14
Views: 1617

By retards, I mean the ones who pleveled in CM/DS etc., got 85% of their eq from auction (the rest was probably traded for by buying stuff from auction), and don't know what the hell these things are: Glance bashing Rolling spells 1 spell and out Tog wimpy 300 Tog wimpy 0 TURN OFF AUTOBASH TURN OFF...
by moritheil
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: New Alt Database Feature
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Rock on. I like how this works - there's demand for a feature, and if isn't hardcoded, people will soft code their own solutions.

:D
by moritheil
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Rejuv Major: A Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

SAD! I've only brought this up...uh, 'dead horse' comes to mind. Anyway, see if this rings a bell Maybe allow control - redo the minor rejuv as it stands. Make minor rejuv 1 year, medium rejuv 2-3 years, and major rejuv 3-5 years. That'd be more fun imho. Who actually enjoys spamming this spell? So...
by moritheil
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: OFFLOAD the CHANTER!
Replies: 42
Views: 6844

Mobs always seem to tag them or clerical types on entry anyway. usually death sentence in a large zone. That's an AI upgrade that was once a big deal in its own right. Giving mobs the intelligence/tactics to pick priority targets is a huge step towards making fights more realistic and challenging. ...
by moritheil
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: The Epic Spank Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 12696

Hmm, so according to this, in general new procs = fun memories.

Though I do have to say that my memories of when new beholder procs were imped are not fond.
by moritheil
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [RP Thread]
Replies: 416
Views: 105375

"Oh sirs, I can't thank you enough!" The relief on Salil's face is clear. "I should be able to take you to them. Er . . . do you mean to actually fight them?"
by moritheil
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Time Sinks
Replies: 31
Views: 10313

That actually reminds me - Shev said 2.0 would have nonswappable books. Does this mean if you get a rare spell and scribe it into your book but subsequently lose your book, you're SOL? Are quest spells no longer going to assume spell mastery? If so, is that good or bad? We've debated EQ sinks and ca...
by moritheil
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Go-Go Khanjari Gender Bender
Replies: 147
Views: 31386

And it wasn't even Mori, it was Dartan. I was making a funny. I was pointing out the obvious. I use to comment on alot of things and flamewars. Mori was the one who resurrected and stuff. In this thread, I commented on a nascent flamewar, and Dartan ressed. </derail> I think the main reason people ...
by moritheil
Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [RP Thread]
Replies: 416
Views: 105375

Salil brightens as he hears the half-elf mention Esroh. "Then you can meet him at our camp, or at the gnolls! I am sure he will come! He was a great friend of my father's back in his youth. As for the gnolls, there were perhaps twenty. There are fewer now." He glances at the corpses. "...
by moritheil
Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Group exp
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

This thread is entertaining and diverting.

Oh, and fixing pet killstealing would help all pet classes. That's druids, eles, illus, shamans, and necros, plus potentially antis.
by moritheil
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:58 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [RP Thread]
Replies: 416
Views: 105375

Salil turns pale at Tasan's tirade.

"F-forgive me!" he stammers. "Of course, you would be heroes as well. I merely - that is - I wanted you to see how important this was!"

As Tasan strolls off, the halfling turns to Khaiden, pleading.
by moritheil
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Qualifications for being allowed to help the MUD
Replies: 100
Views: 16176

First off, the premise of this thread is ludicrous. I have the highest level of respect for the vast majority of posters here, but it's like watching a titanic clash of egos. I'm going to use Birile's comments as a framework to comment on the thread itself here, because I think that of all the poste...
by moritheil
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: The Epic Spank Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 12696

Okay, I have to nominate a few of my own memorable spanks: 1. 58 deaths in CC that ultimately involved 3 full groups (something was buggy with the dragons.) I went in as CR group 1 and we got toasted. I think Omrec came with a 3rd CR group, and I know Ashiwi died like 8 times and volubly reminded me...

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