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by Elseenas
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Toril 2.0 Open Beta
Replies: 15
Views: 6077

I am a retired player with extensive experience with 3.5 >_>

Um...

Yes?
by Elseenas
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Some thoughts: The problem of Steady States
Replies: 3
Views: 3497

Some thoughts: The problem of Steady States

These are some thoughts that relate to every MUD and every MMO I have ever played on. Some approached the problem well, some approach it poorly, but all of them have to deal with it in one way, shape, or form. I mention them now because with a complete reevaluation for Toril 2.0, it seems like an id...
by Elseenas
Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: SubethaEdit and TF
Replies: 0
Views: 648

SubethaEdit and TF

The new version of subethaedit has a new mode for the TinyFuge mud client.
by Elseenas
Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:21 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Defensive skills feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Could Shev please comment in one of these threads?
by Elseenas
Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:47 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: The good old days weren't all that good.
Replies: 24
Views: 2619

Third ed, from an actual game standpoint--working with things such as balance, simplicity, available choices, realism, and intuitiveness--is superior in virtually every respect to AD&D 2nd ed. Balance--a great deal of focus has been put on this. Most of the classes are close in balance within a leve...
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:51 pm
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: Tiny Fugue
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Sure. First install the Developer Tools that came with your computer. This is a point-and-click process if you still have the CD. If not let me know and I'll send you to get an ADC account so you can download them. Then decompress the source code and leave the directory on your desktop. Then open a ...
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: MUD Client for OSX
Replies: 4
Views: 892

by Elseenas
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:39 pm
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: Coders for tinyfugue
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Coders for tinyfugue

Since you are using an iBook, may I recommend Rapscallion instead? Much easier to configure/customize than tf. Website Rapscallion is dead, RIP. It isn't even fully updated to work with MacOS X and there are several other clients which are catching up quickly (such as MudCrawler). It also never had...
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: MacOS X Comment
Replies: 0
Views: 526

MacOS X Comment

The website says that it recommends Rapscallion for MacOS users. Rapscallion has been discontinued and hasn't even been completely carbonized to work with MacOS X. There are several clients which run natively on MacOS X. I think most of us just use TF, virtually no one uses Rapscallion. The creator ...
by Elseenas
Sat Nov 15, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: The good old days weren't all that good.
Replies: 24
Views: 2619

Agree with everything here.

Though one thing that might be good is that instead of even having a stat roller ditch it entirely and let us assign points. Even having a roller is more a test of patience than anything constructive.
by Elseenas
Sat Nov 15, 2003 3:07 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Rogues and weapon fumbles
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

Re: Rogues and weapon fumbles

Is there a reason rogues seem to fumble their weapons about 3x as often as anyone else? I've primarily played mages, but they never seemed to fumble 3-5 times a fight. The rogue can even manage to fumble both weapons in 1 round! It's crazy. I think my current record was fumbling every round for 7 r...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:57 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Human gripes
Replies: 32
Views: 3832

Ok. I still don't understand why you need a compelling reason to play a race in order for them to be an option. Then the choice is non-obvious and forced. This is the exact kind of thing you avoid when designing games. It seems like the compelling reason to play a human is they have no real disadva...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:57 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Human gripes
Replies: 32
Views: 3832

thanuk wrote:
Elseenas wrote:They may be the baseline, but there should still be some compelling reason to pick them over another race beyond class/hometown selection.


Why?


Because they are presented as a choice.

Either remove them as an option or give people a reason (beyond "you can play a paladin") to pick them.
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:58 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance Melee?
Replies: 153
Views: 24805

Ok if a warrior specialized in offense he would be the ideal bashing/shieldpunching/kicking/headbutting monster machien. WIth Bash Shield Punch, and Headbutt, become more and more useful when the skill goes up and they start landing more and more stuns. So the questions then become: * Are these goi...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Human gripes
Replies: 32
Views: 3832

If humans are the baseline and have no strengths or weaknesses then if we average the abilities of any other race (the hidden numbers in the game itself) they should come out to 100 or possibly lower than that to account for additional compensating factors (read as: advantages) such as infravision. ...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:22 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance Melee?
Replies: 153
Views: 24805

OK while i was in the shower, and singing Walking on sunshine this morning. oh sorry, you guys probbaly don't want to hear that. I had an Idea about maybe fixing melee. I like the idea of specialization, but the implementation must ensure that one of the choices isn't a weak choice. So an offense s...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:59 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance Melee?
Replies: 153
Views: 24805

100% what Nuk said. I'm kind of fond of the D&D spell Improved Haste. It wouldn't significantly improve caster number of melee attacks, but would strengthen the damage of the real melees significantly. No offense, but adding a new spell to fix melee would piss off most if not all non-casters. yeah....
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance Melee?
Replies: 153
Views: 24805

Some thoughts on gameplay and game balance

Games. Games are not movies which you sit and watch, though those can be fun, games are about choices and decisions. Anytime a decision is forced which excludes a certain option, that option should not be in the game in the first place or should be modified to make it look attractive. Some examples ...
by Elseenas
Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance!
Replies: 76
Views: 8867

Thilindel wrote:Goodbye invoker class


Hardly.

A hitter can only hit one target at a time, area damage still would make a 'voker very valuable, as well as utility spells.

At least in comparison to, say, a ranger.
by Elseenas
Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Balance Melee?
Replies: 153
Views: 24805

Over the years the Mage classes on this mud have evolved. The melee classes have not. THIS is why the melee classes suffer. It's their stagnation. They need to evolve as well. Look beyond the end of your nose. Well put, though I don't think evolving the melee classes is the cure-all, I do think tha...
by Elseenas
Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Hey sis.

I agree with your goals, let's talk implementation from a game design standpoint. Your new skills are where I have most of the problem--there is too much variety. Complexity is the enemy of balance and if we want a balanced system the best we can hope for is simplify the system. Like the game of Go,...
by Elseenas
Sat Jul 05, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: GIMP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

I can do it, but I've never tried it with GIMP, only Photoshop.
by Elseenas
Fri Jul 04, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Evils Magazine (L.F.I. for October Issue 2003)
Replies: 97
Views: 19698

The flash photography, combined with the jeers of (now dead) male photographers...
by Elseenas
Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Evils Magazine (L.F.I. for October Issue 2003)
Replies: 97
Views: 19698

Let me make a standing offer.

If you are a new evil and need help, send me a tell. I am generally more than willing to help.

I probably won't have any 1337 eq for you, but I can show you the ropes of the area and take you around for a little experience.

~Amenha/Elseenas (not Amemna, that's someone else)
by Elseenas
Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:57 pm
Forum: S3 Ideas Archive
Topic: Un/holy Word
Replies: 40
Views: 15358

I'd actually rather see it upgraded a bit and make it a 9th circle spell. I'd rather see a better heal spell in the 9th circle, maybe something questable. Lastly, I'd like to address the statement someone made about full heal possibly being overpowered for 7th circle? No-one has even remotely claim...
by Elseenas
Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: S3 Ideas Archive
Topic: Garotte
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Is their a command to stop garroting?
by Elseenas
Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:31 pm
Forum: S3 Ideas Archive
Topic: Un/holy Word
Replies: 40
Views: 15358

I reading your post and getting "full heal is too powerful compared to un/holy word, it's even too powerful compared to full harm". Full Heal is the fundamental clerical spell. Everything else--other than ress, word of recall (perhaps), and maybe greater realm of protection--is utility. Nice to hav...
by Elseenas
Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: S3 Ideas Archive
Topic: Un/holy Word
Replies: 40
Views: 15358

Three things: 1) It wouldn't be my decision anymore than praying word instead of full heal now is my decision--appropriate in the exception, but not as a rule, and prepare to get yelled at if that choice causes too much difficulty for the group. 2) You want to kill the use of fharm completely? That'...
by Elseenas
Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: S3 Ideas Archive
Topic: Un/holy Word
Replies: 40
Views: 15358

Shuanerst: While I think that idea sounds wonderful, it ain't going to happen simply because of how fheal is situated for clerics (though it may work as a necro-only advantage). For instance, right now, at 42nd level I can cast: 5 7th circle 4 8th circle and 2 9th circle spells So, presently, I can ...
by Elseenas
Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: S3 Ideas Archive
Topic: Un/holy Word
Replies: 40
Views: 15358

Un/holy Word

How about moving it up one spell circle? That way it conflicts with fharm and eradicate undead rather than with fheal.
by Elseenas
Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:27 am
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: they left for uber twink mud, Ssissu. that's where all the e
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

How to make friends and influence people...

Okay, I wasn't going to comment, but I think I have to after seeing this. Stop complaining, follow the simple rules, and be happy you can play somewhere where the staff honestly cares about you and wants to help, instead of delete. I have spent the last year being an administrator on a forum with mo...
by Elseenas
Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: S3 Ideas Archive
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 0
Views: 642

Ideas

Very well, the staff has said that they want to hear what we want, so lets make it known. Post them here. These are mainly my suggestions and analysis and are nowhere near complete :-) My assumptions (shar, if you make that comment about assumptions I am going to throw a math book at you--and if you...
by Elseenas
Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Hey all
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Hey all

How is it going these days?
by Elseenas
Thu Jan 09, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: i wish you the best of everything, take it easy Sesexe
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

You best be emailing me sis! ;-)

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by Elseenas
Mon Dec 02, 2002 5:26 am
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Gear, Risk VS Reward, Area restrictions
Replies: 63
Views: 6458

Bigger fish than Tia in DnD: Mephistopheles, Lord of the 8th Hell. Bahamut, Lord of the Neutral Dragons. The Tarrasque could be argued to be at least physically as dangerous. Hell, pick up a copy of the Book of Vile Darkness or the Epic Level Handbook :-p ------------------ Elseenas of No House Wort...
by Elseenas
Sun Dec 01, 2002 6:40 am
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: A Question of Value - Steel Battalion
Replies: 22
Views: 1684

I refuse to purchase anything from MS if I can avoid doing so. Period. I keep a copy of MS Office on my machine because OpenOffice can't compete and isn't sufficiently compatible (yet) and AppleWorks doesn't have presentation software that is worth a damned thing. Then again, however, I don't play m...
by Elseenas
Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:03 pm
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: More newbie questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 575

0wn3d: As in irc speak: "I 0wnz0r5 you". w00t: woot! 1337, 133t, &c: leet. Short for "elite". Context dependent whether it is good, bad, or joking. "God I'm 1337" is normally a joke after someone has screwed up or is making fun of themselves in someway. As for nog... I think I actually reported that...
by Elseenas
Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:41 pm
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Roller
Replies: 16
Views: 1096

Case Study 5.1: Is This Supposed to be Fun? Early CRPG's for some arcane reason, used to begin with the player having to randomly generate scores in attributes such as strength, dexterity, and intelligence. Well those where the early days, and we didn't know any better. Except that it still goes on....
by Elseenas
Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:15 pm
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: New Player comment you might wanna see.....
Replies: 49
Views: 6889

Gerard:

Gotcha beat.

I found a level 35 drow last boot that didn't know where to buy food in DK.

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by Elseenas
Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:37 pm
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Equip shield during battle
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Mori: I can switch weapons, even in a backpack, during combat a *hell* of a lot easier than I can switch shields. My point is the same as in earthquake: if it is for gameplay mechanics that you want it changed (or not changed, in the case of earthquake), then fine, but don't cry "realism" as an excu...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:26 pm
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: New Player comment you might wanna see.....
Replies: 49
Views: 6889

Cherzra: For me, that isn't a problem. I went back, pulled my eq off my corpse, and worded. For a newbie, they don't have that option. Mori: Awhile back a shaman, a chanter, and myself went exploring. We found a great deal, had a hell of a time, and got totally and repeatedly spanked. We are talking...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 13, 2002 4:18 am
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: New Player comment you might wanna see.....
Replies: 49
Views: 6889

Sarvis: I have F5 bound to abort ; /rcl :-p

Doesn't help when I all I see is OUCH YIKES Welcome to Sojourn.

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by Elseenas
Wed Nov 13, 2002 2:59 am
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: New Player comment you might wanna see.....
Replies: 49
Views: 6889

I tried exploring on many occasions. As a wording class and as a sneaking rogue. The rule I came up with is that this MUD is not geared towards explorers, don't even try it in most situations. At one point I was exploring as a cleric through some tunnels and I came to a city. Surrounding the city we...
by Elseenas
Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:17 am
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: What is your REAL personality type?
Replies: 26
Views: 1748

INTX with J tendencies.

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by Elseenas
Tue Nov 12, 2002 7:35 pm
Forum: S3 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Equip shield during battle
Replies: 17
Views: 1229

Obviously we have a bunch of people who have never actually *used* a shield... Guys, most shields *strap to your arm*. There can be (and often were) ways to get them off quickly, but good luck actually getting one out and strapping it to your arm while someone is trying to kill you or you are trying...
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 10, 2002 9:50 pm
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Physics and Time
Replies: 68
Views: 6624

Daz: The use of the word "every" is common in both Physics and mathematics. The use of the word "proven" is not common in physics at all, OTOH. Let me go through some prominent examples: "For any two objects with masses greater than 0, there will be an attractive force inversely proportional to the ...
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 10, 2002 9:22 pm
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Physics and Time
Replies: 68
Views: 6624

grorrakk: Heh, as the math major goes into Biology... Hmmmmmmm. I personally have difficulty with the theory of abiogenesis for a number of mathematical reasons. A general introduction to the problems involved can be found at: http://corona.eps.pitt.edu/www_GPS/courses/GEO0871/Cells/abiogenesis.html...
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 10, 2002 12:47 pm
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: who knew that politics and programming were so alike?
Replies: 6
Views: 546

T || T == T
T || F == T
F || T == T
F || F == F

T && T == T
T && F == F
F && T == F
F && F == F

What is there to debate?

2 bits difference.

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Elseenas of No House Worth Mentioning
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:47 am
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Physics and Time
Replies: 68
Views: 6624

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">you admit to not having the money for these things, and then expect me to have the money?</font> Nope. I expect better than BS citations to popular press articles on the internet if you want to debate Einstein's theories. If I write a paper for any peer reviewed...
by Elseenas
Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:45 am
Forum: S3 General Discussion Archive
Topic: How did everyone actually hear about Sojourn for the first t
Replies: 73
Views: 7968

I stumbled across it :-)

Quite literally.

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