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by moritheil
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: communism in america revisited
Replies: 31
Views: 4055

Sarvis wrote:So your world is so far removed from reality that you've never heard of planes, trains and taxis?


Aye, let's hear it for planes, trains, and plantains!
by moritheil
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: DR/Golf Bag in 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 3865

I don't suppose there has been any word on this?
by moritheil
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Social Commentary Is Great
Replies: 0
Views: 711

Social Commentary Is Great

<P> The Kitchen
Exits: -N -W
A halfling sits here with the remains of a large meal on the table before him.
<675h>
<P> l halfling
He looks sated. He does not look, however, like he's going to do the dishes.
A halfling is in excellent condition.

<675h>
by moritheil
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: The USSR
Replies: 253
Views: 47602

Altruism is performing some action that helps somebody besides yourself for the sole purpose of helping that other person. This is flawed. I didn't say doing shit for other people was inexistant. Think of it this way. You do these things for other kids because you get benefit from it. You feel bett...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Redundant item stats
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Like chalice is anti_evil and pfg It's also a drink container, and +oldschool style (at least in the past.) Dalar, there's a related thread you might find interesting. It concerned the concept that having different but similar eq allows players to tweak their min/maxing just how they like it with r...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: IRS Suffers Staggering Defeat - MSM Buries Story
Replies: 19
Views: 3882

No idea if it was valid or not. I wasn't the one sitting around for months listening to testimony. But its an extremely common defense for a tax case. "Willfulness" is a difficult mens rea element to demonstrate. Moreover, being acquitted on that basis has no precedential value, as it sim...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Famous last words
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Famous last words

Necanux group-says 'i forget she shielded?' <866h> <P> Vekov begins to ponder on something. <866h> <P> Necanux closes his book and grins malevolently. Vekov group-says 'I forget :p' <866h> <P> Necanux clambers to his feet. <866h> <P> Vekov group-says 'lemme go check' <866h> <P> Necanux snickers soft...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Can i bottle this Venom... a rogues dream!
Replies: 1
Views: 790

I'm pretty sure rogues have access to poisons that do that much. Not easy access, but access.
by moritheil
Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: that's gotta hurt
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Alvathair group-says 'man the flash woulda missed that :P'
by moritheil
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: IRS Suffers Staggering Defeat - MSM Buries Story
Replies: 19
Views: 3882

Hrmm.. so a jury refused to convict. Probably on the narrow basis that the prosecution failed to meet its burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that these particular defendants 'willfully' evaded paying their taxes. What is the big precedent or lesson we are supposed to take out of this? So y...
by moritheil
Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Dev News: Project Bandaid (Phase 1)
Replies: 50
Views: 9637

We could ask for no finer proof that our concerns are heard.
by moritheil
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Wierdest troll i ever saw
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Any more goodie ebils?
by moritheil
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: I miss Imix. He killed me a year ago :)
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

Ruxur wrote:why do most of these logs end in

welcome to toril

mobs win! mobs win!


It's a conspiracy!

The funniest thing IMO is that Elet takes the time to type a final message rather than flee (admittedly fleeing at that proximity is rather futile.)
by moritheil
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Inn Chat 1: Flib Would Really Like Some Gloves
Replies: 1
Views: 873

So . . . "TL/DR?"
by moritheil
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: give peace a chance
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Shevarash wrote:MORE DYNAMICS IN COMBAT
New features.

Syntax: varies
Aggessive: usually
Class/Level: All

COMING SOON


Hurrah!
by moritheil
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: New Players and Low Player Activity
Replies: 23
Views: 4005

You are comparing 2 very different classes by similar abilities. Squids don't get near the amount of tools that druids get. Shift and word of recall operate on similar levels, except shift requires you to specify a target, which isn't always as easy as it sounds. Squids don't get pass without trace...
by moritheil
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [RP Thread]
Replies: 416
Views: 105374

Ghosting from shadow to shadow, the elven monk easily closes with the camp. The gnolls have posted no sentries that he can see, and their rough tents seem to have been pitched with no overall layout in mind.

OOC: Going to pause that part there, since others may want to take action.
by moritheil
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: LF: New Players, < 2 years, lvl 45+
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

Well those people who log in 1/month probably are more established (made it to high levels, did their thing, and are retired) and that doesn't count as active. I guess it wasn't clear - I'm also talking about new player behavior, not returning level 50s or the like. Some of these people were only l...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Best part of the run.
Replies: 16
Views: 9217

It's still golden.
by moritheil
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: New Players and Low Player Activity
Replies: 23
Views: 4005

Druids have vit/heal/pft. Squids don't. The defensive vrs. offensive skills matter a great deal in certain (small-group) circumstances. Downtime from group-welling is also largely a factor of leader coordination. I'm not really trying to make this a squid vs. druid debate. I'm just pointing out tha...
by moritheil
Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Worst Shapechanger Ever
Replies: 0
Views: 778

Worst Shapechanger Ever

Casting: faerie fire * <263h> <T> fle You complete your spell... You point at a shadowy figure. A shadowy figure is surrounded by dancing outline of purplish flames! <263h> <T> You miss a shadowy figure with your hit. You dodge a shadowy figure's vicious attack. A mighty pierce from a shadowy figure...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Zoning Paradigm
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Hm, I guess most people think it isn't necessary.
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: New Players and Low Player Activity
Replies: 23
Views: 4005

Those types of lag are viable. You shouldn't be able to instantly transport away from a bad situation. That's called word of recall, and it's a cleric spell. I think we should do away with the minor annoyances associated with these tranportation spells, such as teleport on failed relocate. Just one...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: LF: New Players, < 2 years, lvl 45+
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

Exactly, quests can be geared towards those who specifically like questing. Anyhow, Ifin, I'm curious about something - are there people who play but don't check the BBS and don't play frequently? If so your survey would miss them, wouldn't it? I remember I used to know a lot of people who only logg...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: The Epic Spank Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 12696

My hazy recollection is that Sundara poofed into the room.. said something cutesy.. maybe directed at Miax before he poofed her in.. then wandered east and suddenly was fleeing around.. and poofed out without even knowing what happened. Of course, the rest of us were like.. W...T...F...?! I think s...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Jot Invasion Fri 8/24
Replies: 30
Views: 5309

Agreed, Marth is keeping the faith alive.
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Toril 2.0: Interim Changes
Replies: 87
Views: 15035

My suggestions are all based around making newbies self-sufficient. - A guaranteed economic niche for newbies. Essentially this has to be something that produces an end product useful to high levels without being something that high levels can farm faster. For example, ore for upgrade quests that hi...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie's Point of View
Replies: 68
Views: 11713

A MUD full of multiplay bots is not something I would want to play as a new player. But you have no new players. Didn't you just say that we have no player retention ? Those are two very different things. Shev's point is that even if we had lots of new players checking the place out, if the retenti...
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: 3.5, Oh Noes!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 11968

Ragorn wrote:Fighter is a 2-level base class.

Although, to be fair, Wizard is a 5-level base class.


Well, Cleric is a 4-level base class as normally seen, but few tend to complain that they lack power. I'm pretty sure that comparison breaks down :P
by moritheil
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

I brought up BGR precisely to demonstrate the way you think about things - your immediate response was it was broken and you couldn't get the rewards. The second thing you mentioned was your interest. And that, I find, is how you operate - rewards first, pleasure second. Well, I would think it obvio...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Toril 2.0 and Monks?
Replies: 17
Views: 6837

Still no confirmation or denial, eh?
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: 3.5, Oh Noes!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 11968

Birile wrote:ToB made a "regular" Fighter just about useless except for a dip for the quick feats (IMHO).


Of course, the verdict for most powergamers was that Fighter was useless except for bonus feats long before ToB came out . . . so to them there wasn't that much of a change.
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Man versus machine
Replies: 27
Views: 5352

Aha. Interesting and unfortunate.
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie's Point of View
Replies: 68
Views: 11713

Let me ask you something, Malvareth. After playing multi for a few years, always determining your own schedule, never having anyone demanding that you adjust your style of play to suit theirs, and never having to deal with contentious item splits or anything of the sort, how well do you think you w...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie's Point of View
Replies: 68
Views: 11713

That's why I suggested making an economic niche for new players. It would let them earn better gear without making them subject to handouts. Let me ask you something, Malvareth. After playing multi for a few years, always determining your own schedule, never having anyone demanding that you adjust y...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie's Point of View
Replies: 68
Views: 11713

Again, empirically, it's just a question of how long to hit 46+, it shouldn't be zero, but it doesn't need to be 6+ months where you don't learn anything. Again, it's been laid out before. The problem is that people aren't learning anything on the way. If they went zoning they'd at least learn a fe...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Pending release of 2.0
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Free 2-char multi does not address the fundamental problem: we need more players. If we had an influx of players, there would be enough that they could play with each other and free multi would be useless. If we don't have enough players, free 2-char multi won't cause 15-man zone runs to suddenly s...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

It's interesting that you assert that just because you're obsessed with being better than others, you're therefore more qualified to dictate what the endgame should be. Your posts have increasingly suggested that you either don't see the big picture or don't care about it as long as your personal qu...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie's Point of View
Replies: 68
Views: 11713

Will it really take around 42 to 60 days of solid exp'ing to attain level 50? That's not really the right question to ask. I started zoning at level 36 or so, and I don't see any reason why new players can't as long as they're willing to try hard to fit in and willingly accept that they will die a ...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

Re: I hate rares

Slightly better rewards vs zone rewards. Eyeballs are essentially a 4 hp upgrade to what's out there. Sense life is on a dozen items and so is sv petri. Have you even done hulburg, dcult, etc.? Erlan and Kern are a joke. What are you trying to say here? Questing isn't worth it? We've known for year...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 107667

OK :P
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Man versus machine
Replies: 27
Views: 5352

What, you posted that and didn't post this story from the same site?

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/14298980/detail.html

Of the two, which would you rather people think long and hard on as they go through life?
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ad's at the bottom of the screen?
Replies: 74
Views: 10395

Your argument was that searching google with the ad blockers up would cost google money - not that blocking individual site ads would cost google money. Your response, while valid, is a slightly different argument. You are seriously reading things into my posts that were never there. You brought up...
by moritheil
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: I hate rares
Replies: 45
Views: 16198

Re: I hate rares

If anything, my experience should make myself more credibile to advocating such a change. But if you broke the system, that in no way means that the system is itself inherently broken. It means that it only appears broken because you (or others) deliberately choose to break it. I'm not singling you...
by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Pending release of 2.0
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Free 2-char multi does not address the fundamental problem: we need more players. If we had an influx of players, there would be enough that they could play with each other and free multi would be useless. If we don't have enough players, free 2-char multi won't cause 15-man zone runs to suddenly st...
by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ad's at the bottom of the screen?
Replies: 74
Views: 10395

Mori, you really need to try and be more clear. I didn't realize you were trying to "provide a moral framework." Part if that is because I didn't ask for one, I simply stated that it didn't exist, and another part of that is because you didn't present it in the same argument. You didn't p...
by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie's Point of View
Replies: 68
Views: 11713

I gather the mud is still staggy. There really isn't much of a "middle class." This is most evident when attempting to trade gear. Old players who have been around for 5+ years tend to have everything they desire and hence no impetus to trade, as well as no desire to trade due to a fear o...
by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Crimson Thorn (Critique)
Replies: 10
Views: 5993

For one or two novels I could have understood it, because he has a great flair for writing, but his rote recycling system of writing is so predictable and painful to read that after forcing my way through the Drizt series I couldn't make myself read any of his other works. Mmm, this I find interest...
by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: New Players and Low Player Activity
Replies: 23
Views: 4005

And I daresay cut down res/moonwell... Tosses in her standard Mud Theme excuse to leave them alone... Two incredibly powerful spells both requiring 'communion' with a char's god to work properly should have long cast times.. but perhaps trim them to what you get when you hit QC since *laugh* most p...
by moritheil
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Crimson Thorn (Critique)
Replies: 10
Views: 5993

A stab to the belly does not cause sudden death, or paralysis, or acute helplessness in most victims, even when coupled with a tearing force, no matter what romantic literature might have us believe. While dramatically effective, if you wrote a full story then you would have to make your methods mo...

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