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by irta
Sat Apr 24, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: What can we do part II: the tutorial
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

quests

To be remotely fair, the quests need to require the user to kill all the mobs involve by himself so that he can't just be handed the items. Also the quests should be obvious, otherwise people will just pass the info around to their friends and some will be advantaged and others won't be -- not a goo...
by irta
Sat Apr 24, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Increase guild fees tenfold
Replies: 71
Views: 12178

guild thoughts

I dislike the idea cause it raises the notion that in order to be successful you need to be in a guild. Yesl, if you're in the some guilds, you can get things handed to you, learn all the quests, get stuff that is simply impossible to get otherwise (fire embody as an example). But wait, is this bein...
by irta
Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Sing on, bard!
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

IMPLEMENT AT ONCE!!

Dalar wrote:Do mobs even garrote players? Does this oversight even warrant the time?


Ooh. That'd be cool. Implement that at once!

Irta
by irta
Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:01 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Experience. Please fix it.
Replies: 60
Views: 9312

Ok. i'm not quite sure i followed the preceeding post. You suggesting, once balance is complete, to make invokers more powerful than warriors? isn't that, in itself, unbalancing?! If your argument is to make exp tables the same for everyone hands down. hey, i even agree with that. i think enchanter...
by irta
Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Experience. Please fix it.
Replies: 60
Views: 9312

xp tables

In addition to fixing the xp mobs give you, xp tables should be fixed as well. Since the imms are making all the classes "balanced" (which I'm assuming means balanced for level 50s), xp tables should all be the same at 50. Hard part of course is what to do about all the other levels, a level 10 voke...
by irta
Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: xp bonus for offpeak periods
Replies: 28
Views: 3106

Those exp grids are nice for rifting prime for certain spots.. other than that they do not serve the purpose they were created for. They also defy RP in a few ways as far as the mobs found in those particular spots, and mirrored in ever other spot just like it. I think we should just get rid of the...
by irta
Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: xp bonus for offpeak periods
Replies: 28
Views: 3106

xp bonus for offpeak periods

At certain times of the day, especially on the evil side, it's impossible to construct a good xp group. In an effort to get people mudding more, these offpeak periods should provide a substantial xp bonus. This is going to keep players leveling their characters instead of logging off until a good xp...
by irta
Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: NHC: New Player Help
Topic: I'm Stumped
Replies: 19
Views: 3117

I'm finding the same problem as a 38 lvl Noob. I've had some good success going solo up to now, but find the road real slow now. Any suggestions on where a "Goodie" elementalist can find xps? I'd like to explore, but don't really know much besides WD area, IC, and area south of BG. I must admit I w...
by irta
Sat Mar 20, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Psi's : Current Equip Stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

you know, if illithids weren't already crazy diverse, and relatively powerful compared to a lot of the other casting classes, i would probbably be more sympathetic. As it stands now no other class can wear eq that effectively increases the number of spells they can mem/use. also can't mem(regen man...
by irta
Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Ultravision
Replies: 38
Views: 4278

accessing items

I think that one should be able to get at one's items in the dark. For example, I should be able to quaff a potion in my inventory and it would be nice if I could rummage through (although not look in) my bags. It would probably make sense if this was laggy (like search) to show that there is an eff...
by irta
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: What can we do to help the mud?
Replies: 21
Views: 3231

low level zones

As mentioned earlier, one of the biggest problem with the game is that you don't zone til your at least 41. Zoning is the probably the biggest part of the game and people new to the game just don't see it for a long time which causes some of them to quit before they ever do see it. There are low end...
by irta
Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Undead Vision
Replies: 27
Views: 2994

Immortals always said that the plan was to allow necromancers to be a viable alternative to liches. Until now they haven't been. And even now if god's allowed folks to unlich, I don't see any takers. It's just not the no-brainer to lich now that it used to be. Diversity is a good thing. Viable alte...
by irta
Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:29 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Masoleums = low rot
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Masoleums = low rot

Especially on the evil side, pressers, let alone ressers, can be hard to find. Can Masoleums be made very low decay rooms (i.e. an unpressed corpse will last couple days). Seems to make sense, masoleums are kind of designed to be keep rotting to a minimum and it'll make life a bit easier. Doesn't af...
by irta
Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Logs
Topic: death of a psi
Replies: 3
Views: 808

no freedom for slaves!

I learned this the hard way long ago as well. In any evil town, you can expect the guards to be agro good race. My favorite example of this is in hyssk, when you finally get enough cash saved for that human slave and you wanna try to leave the island. Any experienced Yuan-ti and tell you that much ...
by irta
Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: death of a psi
Replies: 3
Views: 808

death of a psi

I've heard different reports. Should DK guards NOT kill squids travelling with pets? Log follows. Alurl Circle - North This wide dirt path, barren of much traffic, winds it's way in a complete circle between the High Temple of Vhaerun and the manors of the four ruling houses of Dobluth Kyor. Shadows...
by irta
Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Logs
Topic: Share the wealth!
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Share the wealth!

Auction: Amolol bid 2147483647 platinum on item 110 veil of an elven banshee
by irta
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Elementalists
Replies: 64
Views: 7636

Once "melee has been balanced" by improving the melee classes (however that happens, and I'm looking forward to it!) maybe these downgrade posts will reduce? Even if melee got a HUGE swing for the better, casters will still be the solo artists. Some moreso than others. That is probbably what is spa...
by irta
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: another use for money
Replies: 34
Views: 3264

i like the inference cardolan, and sickening enough even in RL you can BUY levels, as in some people aren't even forced to test... and then look at them in a real life combat situation, or even sparring other well-trained people of their belt. ... If you really want to buy levels, buy them with EXP...
by irta
Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:16 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Ideas for classes and hopefully happy campers all around!
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Vahok wrote:
mynazzaraxxsyn wrote:And again Psi get no lovin' (nor bards/bchanters).


I don't do seafood...


I do. Going to fry me up some calamari. :)

the Irta
by irta
Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:05 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Elementalists
Replies: 64
Views: 7636

Re: Elementalists

i said it 1.5 years ago, i'll say it again. broken you can't give a class power word blind, stone, healing ability, and unlimited pets and have it be anything less than the ultimate twinking machine. a subset of the suggestions below would help reduce elementalists ability to solo. Embody (healing ...
by irta
Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: can't dispel mentals anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Iyachtu wrote:From the log it appears that Irta did not have the elemental consent first. Should always do that.

Try dispeling a ghost some time. They have high MR.


Bleh, my consent on create trigger got corrupt.

the Irta
by irta
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: "Enhancing" innate stats at Guildmaster.
Replies: 36
Views: 4380

I think this would be fine for level 50 players, but just limit it to skills under a certain level. So for example your guildmaster can only improve you up to something like 75 or 80, and base it on a sliding price scale. So you could improve that 24cha to 25 for a lot less than getting it from 70 ...
by irta
Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:24 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: can't dispel mentals anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Ambar wrote:has always happened on occasion ... u just been luckier than some not to see it beforehand .... they either poof fast or die toa couple spells .. no biggie at all


I've seen it before but now it happens 10 out of 10 times.
by irta
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance Melee?
Replies: 153
Views: 24878

Increase role of hitroll so that high hitrolls have much better chance of bypassing defense and landing. Since I think I heard somewhere that mobs don't really utilize hitroll, this would probably help player melee more instead of increasing mob melee. Might have to lower THAC0 cause its quite hard...
by irta
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:34 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: can't dispel mentals anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

can't dispel mentals anymore

I'm not sure if this is a feature or a bug, but mentals are violent now when you dispel them. Elementals just want to go home, not sure why they'd get violent (I'll just send them to their deaths instead, but this is just a nuisance.) A air elemental says 'I have 432 (432) hits, and 173 (1) movement...
by irta
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: ummm ya
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Iyachtu wrote:It looks to me like your mount kicked a fireshielded mob.


Never seen a fireshielded forest giant.

the Irta
by irta
Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:41 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Newbie Quests
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: Newbie Quests

Now I know a large portion of the mud pbase is above level 40 but we are starting to get a lot of fresh newbies on this mud. One thing that is lacking in the levels under 20 are some good equipment/exp/money quests. One thing I liked about Dark Age of Camelot is thier tons of quests from 1 to 20. Y...
by irta
Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: Effect of Object Changes:
Replies: 42
Views: 22390

changes

My initial loss was worse, but after switching to some spare gear, I lost 165 hps, 10 sv_spell, dm, 10 ac, and 8 sv_petr. I am significantly more susceptible to dying (especially in dragon fights) -- although this has tended to be more of a whole weakened group thing (i.e. tank dies, mob switches to...
by irta
Sun Nov 09, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: low-cut dress of ebon faerie dragon scales
Replies: 28
Views: 9496

upgrade quest

If ever there is an item that deserves an upgrade quest to bring back the original stats, this it.

Everyone chant after me! Upgrade Quest! Upgrade Quest! Upgrade Quest! Upgrade Quest!

the Irta
by irta
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: Human Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

The ability to switch in detect alignment so easy seems nice to me, but then i guess evils don't worry much about what alignment they kill. You'd be surprised how sick to your stomach you feel as an evil when your alignment is at -990. -1000 is the only place to be, otherwise other evils will laugh...
by irta
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: Human Eye
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

The ability to switch in detect alignment so easy seems nice to me, but then i guess evils don't worry much about what alignment they kill. You'd be surprised how sick to your stomach you feel as an evil when your alignment is at -990. -1000 is the only place to be, otherwise other evils will laugh...
by irta
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance Melee?
Replies: 153
Views: 24878

some questions to think about

1) Do you think that pets shouldn't lose any comparitive strength (keeping in mind that ele pets are usually stoned if stone is no longer around) 2) xp tables are now much easier for melee classes then for classes. If melee classes become "in balance" with casters then do you envision us going to a ...
by irta
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: two-handed weapons
Replies: 21
Views: 2369

So let me get this straight... If there's an item that has been slashed stat-wise because it's too easy to get, you'd support addition of a quest to get those stats back? I can certainly do that for selected items...might take a while, but certainly do-able. Make a dress upgrade quest ASAP! the Irta
by irta
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: wings
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

thanuk wrote:I can solo faerie dragon, and im a friggin warrior. Gotta disagree here.


I agree it's not hard at all. But the griffon wings aren't hard at all either, and the faerie wings are at least rare. Seems pretty much the same to me.

the Irta
by irta
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: cloak of feathery pegasus fur
Replies: 2
Views: 954

cloak of feathery pegasus fur

Another item dg to worthless. Cuelindar is easier to get with much better moves. Cloak requires you kill two rares and quest to a third rare plus 500 plats. Shouldn't be great of course, but shouldn't be a waste to quest either.

the Irta
by irta
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: low-cut dress of ebon faerie dragon scales
Replies: 28
Views: 9496

low-cut dress of ebon faerie dragon scales

Thorn is a pretty tough dragon and plus there's a quest, so I think the dg to the dress is excessive. The dg was particular excessive in the hp area. I'd say slash the protects even more and kill dg/de if you must, but get the hps back. As it stands now, it's not an item anyone would use. the Irta
by irta
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:20 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: wings
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

wings

The downgrade of gossamer wings of a faerie dragon pretty much limits all evils to wings of a griffon for good flight gear. If you can make both sets of flight gear have roughly equivalent stats that'd be good, otherwise faerie dragon isn't really go to be worth killing. It's not like getting the gr...
by irta
Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: glowing brain medallion
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

glowing brain medallion

Brain amulets lost 10 hit points which seems highly excessive to me considering their rarity.
by irta
Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Necromancer / Shaman Summon of Pets
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: Necromancer / Shaman Summon of Pets

Seems that most of my idea posts stem from annoyance. Given that shaman and necromancers are both restricted in how they summon their pats (I have not played many mages -- if I am wrong, please nicely correct). Speaking as an elementalist, I'm opposed. Not that I can trivially tog and resummon a ne...
by irta
Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: auction bid retraction
Replies: 5
Views: 875

I feel the only retract should be in cases like ashiwi where bidding several k on a standard item. Befriend your local admin god :P I agree. retraction should be a rare occurence and handled by gods on a case by case basis. Bid confirmation sounds good, although it'll need to be quick in order to n...
by irta
Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: auction bid retraction
Replies: 5
Views: 875

I feel the only retract should be in cases like ashiwi where bidding several k on a standard item. Befriend your local admin god :P I agree. retraction should be a rare occurence and handled by gods on a case by case basis. Bid confirmation sounds good, although it'll need to be quick in order to n...
by irta
Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:45 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie friendly?
Replies: 22
Views: 2792

Yeah, but does a warning like: "Evermeet is a dangerous place filled with hazards for newbies," sound like an accurate warning or even one that would make sense in the context of elves? RP-wise, there's no way those mobs would be there. Gameplay-wise, you need to warn the newbies if you want them t...
by irta
Mon Nov 03, 2003 1:57 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Newbie friendly?
Replies: 22
Views: 2792

fun of danger

I understand the purpose, but danger is fun. At least one goodie hometown should be permitted to keep a mobs dangerous to newbies. I know Hyssk is by far my favorite city on the mud for the simple reason that there is a sense of accomplishement of having survived growing up there and knowing that mo...
by irta
Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Synopsis: Role change for Necromancers and Liches
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Irta's comments about it not mattering if necros/liches lose globe/haste are incorrect! Elementalists can't do those spells in group, it demends us, it reduces us to the level of mere enchanters, and no elementalist would stoop to that! No, I think lichs/necromancers are the perfect people for that...
by irta
Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:12 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Synopsis: Role change for Necromancers and Liches
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

re: blind

i asked about giving necros a blinding spell a few months ago. you all bashed it down then. what changed? I think it was because Joth made it clear that he wanted discussion of the proposed changes and then later to talk about the necessary adjustments to necros and other classes to make it work ou...
by irta
Fri Oct 31, 2003 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: EVILS EZINE (December Issue) UPDATED!
Replies: 31
Views: 3909

Shar wrote:I'm human. Can I convert? Kthx.

err wait, dark magics, dark evil, evil deeds, ok. im in already. nm.


We're evil, they're ebil. There's a difference for some reason I never understood.

the Irta
by irta
Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Synopsis: Role change for Necromancers and Liches
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Re: Synopsis: Role change for Necromancers and Liches

I'd argue first off that necro's damage dealing capabilities are a major part of why they're added to groups. All the time , groups say get an invoker or a lich. But let's ignore this for the time being, as you say you are willing to discuss damage decreases, or adjustments to other classes so that ...
by irta
Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Logs
Topic: What happened to my air?
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

What happened to my air?

< P: std > glance air A air elemental looks pretty hurt. < P: std > c 'stone' air You start chanting... < P: std > Casting: stone skin * < P: std > Casting: stone skin < P: std > You complete your spell... A air elemental's skin seems to turn to stone. < P: std > o air kick warrior Ok. A air element...
by irta
Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Human Dual Class
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Humans could be given easier exp for mage classes since they learn quickly despite their stupidity and make good mages ala elminster, raistlin, etc. And races like elves having all the time in the world tend to be less focused. Lil Dual class certainly does sound like an excessive thing for just hu...
by irta
Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Human gripes
Replies: 32
Views: 3855

int notches

take note that HUMANS ARE AND FOREVER WILL BE THE BASE LINE!!!!!! thank you for your cooperation please go directly to jail donot pass go dono collect 200 platinum I have no problem with humans being the baseline. But this doesn't take into consideration that a very bright elf should to have a toug...

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