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by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Happy Festivius for the rest of us!
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

Gerad wrote:
It's not appropriate to play religious music in a public setting.


[quote=iyatchu]Based on what, precisely?


Because its rude.[/quote]

But it's not rude for Neo-Nazis to march in Skokie(sp?)? Their speech is protected, just as religious peoples' music is.
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Happy Festivius for the rest of us!
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

My basic problem is that while yes, I'm a Christian, I'm not the sort of Christian most people are used to. I don't walk around all the time trying to force other people to listen to my morality. I do occasionally listen to Christian music, and that creates issues for me with some people. I could ca...
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Happy Festivius for the rest of us!
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

That's just it... I do treat all religions equally. If there were just as many Chaunnakah and Kwanzaa songs being played in Wal-Mart as there are Jesus songs, I wouldn't have a problem. But there aren't... it's completely one-sided. As for Iyachtu, I have no idea what he's talking about. Looks like...
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 25, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Happy Festivius for the rest of us!
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

It's not appropriate to play religious music in a public setting. Based on what, precisely? Certainly not the founding fathers. Sure, modern American society would like to tell you that they were against religious ceremonies in a public setting, but it's simply not the case. Jefferson used federal ...
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:05 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: End the Negative Feedback, Please?
Replies: 31
Views: 3234

The economic boom of the 90's didn't occur until after the Republicans wrested a majority in the house away from the Democrats. The resulting gridlock between a Democratic president and a Republican house (the best of all possible scenarios) radically limited the increase in spending, and as the eco...
by Iyachtu
Wed Dec 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Presidential Candidates!
Replies: 24
Views: 2211

Ensis, the technicality was this: In 1991, Saddam agreed to a peace contingent on him allowing UN Inspectors access to his country, to supervise the destruction of his WMDs. These WMDs were believed to be in existence for several reasons, the chief among them the fact that he had previously used the...
by Iyachtu
Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:58 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Notching of tanking skills
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Sounds like an unintended consequence. I'll take a look at what the chance is set to. No promises. :)
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:42 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Halfling strength
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Teyaha wrote:try dragging an ogre as an evil race other than duergar or troll. now try it without spells!

thought so.


OK. Can I use an Ogre?
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: new roller: request reroll period
Replies: 59
Views: 7995

No, actually, it all goes away at the same time. But if after every mem, or in the case of a necro, eveyr time you stop, you can refresh it. Then it won't run out at all. And yes, I've used it zoning as a necro. And my necro has like a 60 str (might be 62) Btw, refresh means casting it ONCE, not a b...
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: new roller: request reroll period
Replies: 59
Views: 7995

Why Llaaldara has 60 str. I thought, "Hey I can cast the spell, why do I need a high str?" I didn't realize the spell lasts a whopping 5-10 mins and only increases your str +3 per cast. Having a low str on her has hurt me. I cannot recieve a reduce or I'm immobile. This means I'll spend all combat ...
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: The Color of Twilight
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

I remember my wife commenting, when she first moved out to L.A. about the beautiful sunset. Unfortunately I had to inform her that it was the smog causing that particular color.
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Halfling strength
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Hey, don't be touching my halfling warrior's dex! It comes in extremely handy (particularly since I never play him). Other than the fact that he's at moderate load wearing eq that my dorf is at paltry, and the fact that he can bash say... 10% of the creatures out there, he rocks! Incidentally, the d...
by Iyachtu
Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:06 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Zhentil Keep is Xenophobic.
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Gromikazer wrote:When was this changed? I remember renting in ZK even as a duergar like well a while ago, but in this wipe, about 6-9 months ago.


From what I can tell it wasn't, he's requesting this
by Iyachtu
Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:06 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Wither
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

i land ray more often than i do wither. if it's just an armor increase, and a slight movement loss, just make it !fail like faerie fire. why would that be imbalacing? only two classes get the spell..vs. how many get faerie fire? or is how crappy it is to land for me because of some racial modifier,...
by Iyachtu
Sat Dec 06, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Mobs Fumbling
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Players can also riposte (this is the only situation I've seen mobs attack while casting) while casting. Oh yeah, about this, can you riposte a spell? I've cast an offensive spell on a blinded mob who was in the middle of casting a spell and when the spell completed the mob hit me to initiate comba...
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Mobs Fumbling
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Note: riposting and parrying without a weapon does require a shield.
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Mobs Fumbling
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Players can parry and riposte without using a weapon. Players can also riposte (this is the only situation I've seen mobs attack while casting) while casting. What's the question?
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:17 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Wither
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

I will say that pets moving and stop casting when you move hurt the method I used to land wither. But once again, whatever. Wither was best to hit when I got bashee wail. By then pets didn't need help hitting. Spells seems kinda useless:P Wither is fantastic when you're level 26, fighting level 30-...
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Wither
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

The raw circle number doesn't directly affect a spell's chance of landing. Some spells (a fairly small list) do have a modification for the mob's save chance. Some of the higher circle spells, basically. There are also a few spells that will affect the mob's spell save chance, such as Hex, Curse, an...
by Iyachtu
Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Wither
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

my point is that why is a spell that's just a nother version of faerie fire so hard to land? there is no reason for that. and when i'm xp'ng i rarely area..and even then the wilt effect is rather rare. and banshee wail is AREA spell. Just another version, which stacks with faerie fire and other spe...
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:52 pm
Forum: Logs
Topic: Hmmmmmm
Replies: 10
Views: 992

We needa add the purple worm proc to that beaver, obviously.
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Wither
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

Well, you're trying to use a 3rd circle spell on 46+ mobs, basically. Keep in mind that Abi's (it's one of the areas, think it's Abi's) has a smaller wither affect that it does on the room, and banshee wail will help any affect like this to land. Also, it would absolutely stun and amaze me if pets ...
by Iyachtu
Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:19 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Wither
Replies: 21
Views: 2163

Well, you're trying to use a 3rd circle spell on 46+ mobs, basically. Keep in mind that Abi's (it's one of the areas, think it's Abi's) has a smaller wither affect that it does on the room, and banshee wail will help any affect like this to land. Also, it would absolutely stun and amaze me if pets a...
by Iyachtu
Fri Nov 28, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: some exp numbers orc shaman vs orc rogue
Replies: 29
Views: 2950

Ragorn's Experience System v1.0 1. Reduce damage, healing, and stoning experience drastically. Allow players to gain experience through these actions, but this should not be the primary source of experience gain. 2. Compensate by increasing mob death experience appropriately. 3. Create "grouping ba...
by Iyachtu
Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:45 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Max Wis limitation
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

so my next question is this: why is it so much harder to notch physical stats past 100 than it is mental? I can understand there being a slight difference in how often they notch, depending on the race, but a 20+ point difference seems a bit extreme (especially on a human, who is supposed to have n...
by Iyachtu
Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:36 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: some exp numbers orc shaman vs orc rogue
Replies: 29
Views: 2950

i would have to agree with rylan here. Although rogues do have an INSANELY easy exp table by comparison. With damage exp figured in, plus kill exp, they level faster than any other class in the game. Should this be? maybe, maybe not. For the sake of reason, perhaps warriors should have a lesser exp...
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 27, 2003 8:25 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Max Wis limitation
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

They all do, though the specific numbers are dependant on race.
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 27, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Tanks
Replies: 22
Views: 1841

Your mom.

I guess I'll have to do.
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 27, 2003 2:45 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Max Wis limitation
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Verified, by equipping on test, that you can indeed get a notch past 115 (that actually reduces prayer time). :)

This difference was noticeable memming 4 greater realms.
by Iyachtu
Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:48 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Bard bug
Replies: 2
Views: 507

From what I can tell, it never really went away. You probably just had a much higher success than normal, which allowed it a chance to hit one extra minute on the duration. Yippee. *sigh*
by Iyachtu
Tue Nov 25, 2003 7:40 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: You have been summoned! Maybe..
Replies: 4
Views: 625

It hasn't been removed. Either you have something gagged or something strange happened in this situation. The code hasn't changed.
by Iyachtu
Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:28 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Max Wis limitation
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

The best way to test this is to use a low-level character (roll up a newbie if you want), and see how many 'notches' you hit with wisdom or int (since these notches are only visible in pray/mem times, the longer your intial memtime the more detail you can discern). Level plays a role in this formula...
by Iyachtu
Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Ancestral Shield Bug
Replies: 5
Views: 886

I worked on the code that was used later to implement this. I made some changes later on it, so I'll look at this one to see if I can modify it to work appropriately.

BTW, does this same problem happen with timestop?
by Iyachtu
Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:34 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Save Para?
Replies: 17
Views: 2017

So, now that it's been in for a few days, any barb shamans notice a difference?
by Iyachtu
Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Necro pet rules...
Replies: 29
Views: 4310

Kossuth wrote:
Pheten wrote:I don't spose this could get a sticky added to it so its easy to find until the point system is added to the score table itchy?

-phet


I was thinking the same thing before I read your post that suggested it.

Hope this helps you icky necro people. :)


Icky, Itchy, whatever. 8)
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: Wow, guess I wont be coming back...
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

You guys have NO ideas how many complaints I get every day from monsters saying "Dude, I'm just not gettin' enough kills these days...my player trophy's waaaaaaaaaaay off, and the fellas are startin' to make fun of me around the water cooler!" Sad to see a gargoyle or a giant cry, really. So my 'sp...
by Iyachtu
Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

I was stunned to set up a computer lab, using brand spanking new LCD's, only to discover that even scrolling in a web browser looks horrendous. Whatever you do, if you decide to buy LCD's, check them out beforehand running what you want to run. Anyone who comes in to buy 30 computers deserves a hell...
by Iyachtu
Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:31 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Arent we busy!
Replies: 18
Views: 1576

Sesexe wrote:I don't know what all happened, but you guys and gals really got your act together up there and boy it sure shows! Keep up the excellent work! Some of us really appreciate your efforts.


I credit Shevarash and Cyric. They're the ones who have fostered this environment.
by Iyachtu
Sun Nov 16, 2003 7:11 am
Forum: Object Changes
Topic: Elegantly Deadly Katana and 1h weapons in general
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

Be careful how you evaluate dice (not that the post is right or wrong in substance, but the mechanics of damage): 8d4 is not the same as 4d8, even though they both top out at 32 damage. 8d4 on average will do (8 * 2.5) = 20 damage. 4d8 on average will do (4 * 4.5) = 18 damage. They look the same, bu...
by Iyachtu
Sun Nov 16, 2003 3:06 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Rogues and weapon fumbles
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

I've read this thread and will look into the issue of fumbling, particularly on very high level characters. Can't really say this will change. Just wanted people to know it's been noticed by the coding staff.
by Iyachtu
Sat Nov 15, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: The Least Responses
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: I was here!

Abbayarra wrote:I'm posting here because at least this one does not have a mispelled word in it's title!


Even though the title doesn't mean exactly what the poster intended?
by Iyachtu
Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Battlechanters
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Well, I was the one that did the revamp of the class, so I guess I'll chime in. When the stat was switched from wis to int, it APPEARED to the players that this was a major change. In actuality, it has very little impact on gameplay. The reason this statistic was changed was because the skills have ...
by Iyachtu
Fri Nov 14, 2003 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Only if it sits rusting in your yard. Shit doesn't rust in Arizona. There is no rain or other moisture to cause it to. A better option would be "Only if it sits disintergrating in your yard" or better yet, "Only if its in your yard sitting on piles of cinder blocks." Rust is caused by oxidation, wh...
by Iyachtu
Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

And now for something completely different...

Well, not really.
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:34 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance!
Replies: 76
Views: 7955

I'm just glad I don't have epilepsy.
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Can spells kill mobs in other rooms now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Well, we could set it so whenever this happens the extra missiles hit Thanuk, I suppose.
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:05 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Save Para?
Replies: 17
Views: 2017

Just when I was about to say 'hey, pass the pipe.'
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:47 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Save Para?
Replies: 17
Views: 2017

OK, here's the situation: Deep in the bowels of the code, there's a check that pulls what the save value for the different classes and races should be. In that check, someone put in a few nice little tweaks for classes and races at the end that subtracted (think of it as wearing more - sv_whatever) ...
by Iyachtu
Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:50 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Save Para?
Replies: 17
Views: 2017

OK. I bit, and spent about 30 minutes studying and testing the code. As far as I can tell (and I used debug lines to test the values) there's nothing broken with the para either for major paralysis or prism. Shamans do have a worse save than some other classes on that particular save, but that's not...
by Iyachtu
Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:34 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance!
Replies: 76
Views: 7955

Actually, mob damage and player damage really aren't all that related. If you doulbled played +damage, and doubled weapon dice, that doesn't effect mobs at all.


For those occasions where a mob is actually wielding the weapon, raising the dice would indeed cause a sizable increase in damage.

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