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by Desirsar
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Nostalgia: Cheats you abused the hell out of
Replies: 40
Views: 4697

Re: Nostalgia: Cheats you abused the hell out of

Epic bump. There was also the trade bug. So, Miax thought it would be a good idea to introduce trade into the game. Basically, you bought a cart of trade goods in Waterdeep and strapped yourself to it. Then you walked to Mithril Hall, very.. very.. very slowly. Each step was like 11 moves, and you h...
by Desirsar
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Improvements to Dayblind
Replies: 41
Views: 8208

Re: Improvements to Dayblind

Seriously, none of the arcane masters of the evil races have come up with a "magical dark-torch" or some other object we can purchase from vendors that work like torches for surface sighted races and will burn out eventually? As long as we can get them out of bags and "light" the...
by Desirsar
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Set hometown at Inn
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Set hometown at Inn

He with the 7000 room CMUD map bumps this thread. :)
by Desirsar
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Direction
Replies: 105
Views: 18586

Re: Direction

How many people actually played long enough ago to have experienced a wipe? It's not the equipment that is the problem, it's the levels. The equipment serves to exacerbate this problem by trivializing the lower levels, sure. Do you know what happens after pwipes? You get one or two mavericks who spe...
by Desirsar
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

Except that the majority buy crap food rather than healthy food. This increases the price of shelf space for the less popular healthier foods. Let me sum it up in a mind blowing quote for you - "The decisions of the unhealthy majority adversely affect the ability of those who wish to eat health...
by Desirsar
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Right to Healthcare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2895

Re: Right to Healthcare?

Seems like someone touched on it, so I'll jump in and point it out with a different example... The national health insurance in Japan isn't quite as restrictive as Canada or UK's health care systems. However, because all minor visits are completely covered by the plan you're already paying for anywa...
by Desirsar
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: A description of my day today
Replies: 57
Views: 3006

Re: A description of my day today

The amusing part to me is that anyone who wins an obviously frivolous case for some huge money award had better not do it at the expense of their employer, as this person will never get a job that pays well enough that they run background checks again in their life. Then they'll be forced to live of...
by Desirsar
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

Digging this post up again... Saw an article about a food tax proposal in New Zealand. Don't tax the fat on people, tax the fat in food! It was something about a saturated fat content level tax for whole cream or any foods that used things like that. Brilliant, I say - it artificially makes unhealth...
by Desirsar
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: A description of my day today
Replies: 57
Views: 3006

Re: A description of my day today

How did the jury find for the plaintiff if it was as simple as a drunk driver running into a truck driving legally? They would award nothing if they didn't find the truck at fault somehow... Edit - Cheated and looked at your profile, Vigis, to see if you list where you're from to Google the case. On...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Census to count all people equally
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Census to count all people equally

I steal this idea from elsewhere. Solution to immigration as it pertains to taxes and services that renders the census problem moot : Abolish income taxes at all levels. Add a federal sales tax. Tax anything EU normally slaps VAT on. Instead of paying a third of your $1000 a week on income taxes and...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Board Game recommendations?
Replies: 43
Views: 2174

Re: Board Game recommendations?

OMG, Awful Green Things from Outer Space!!!! I haven't played that since I was a kid and Tiny Games was putting it out in little plastic ziplock baggies at sci fi cons. Or am I remembering the wrong game? Isn't that the one they put out about the same time they put out Tiny Dungeons? Wow... way bac...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Exercising makes you fat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1252

Re: Exercising makes you fat?

Darn people and their obsession with gravity. *looks down at the t-shirt being worn* If everyone worked out until they looked like John Cena (even women!), you wouldn't care that you're 245 pounds, because everyone could lift 500 pounds over their head with minimal strain. I loathe to bring up somet...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Union thuggery, 23 million dollars a day
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Union thuggery, 23 million dollars a day

It's definitely a fault of both sides. The employers should never agree to any terms where they can't hire temporary workers. The union workers need to realize that if the company goes under due to the strike, they don't have a job anymore, and they don't get paid for the time they were striking (an...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: A description of my day today
Replies: 57
Views: 3006

Re: A description of my day today

I have always thought the failing in litigation in our country is the protection through law of individuals of their actions when working in a corporation or hospital or other collective. For medical malpractice, video tape or otherwise record all procedures so you can very easily assign blame if so...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Mathematical Modelling of a Zombie Outbreak
Replies: 13
Views: 1055

Re: Mathematical Modelling of a Zombie Outbreak

I LOVE UNDEAD SO I MUST JUMP IN NOW "Love" in a subjective sort of way, in that I study EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE for all lore of all types of undead and quasi-undead. As such, I get kind of picky with sci-fi/thriller/horror/any other genre any medium that uses undead. (Yes, I have, in real li...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: T2 Areas Discussion Archive
Topic: Area Requests - MODIFICATIONS
Replies: 59
Views: 7212

Re: Area Requests - MODIFICATIONS

As Riley would say, "...ridin'." Well, to quote one word of one part of the phrase. I leave the rest for Google to fill in! (Easy hint : Boondocks, animated series) I'm saying that there are a huge number of zones that are outdated and have little reason for any players to go there, even w...
by Desirsar
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Pcorpses and new boots
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Pcorpses and new boots

I'm referring only to pcorpses that have the preserve or embalm spells cast on them, btw. That's what I figured. You're tired of rooms full of preserved corpses because people expect the mud to crash or boot more often than the preserve timer, so people aren't pressed to get the XP res. Just get th...
by Desirsar
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: T2 Areas Discussion Archive
Topic: Area Requests - MODIFICATIONS
Replies: 59
Views: 7212

Re: Area Requests - MODIFICATIONS

Uncreative reply - give a reason for characters at a given zone's intended level (under 40, plenty of high end stuff) to go there, while giving a disincentive for characters above that level to go there. (Something better than the old man at Split Shield, heh.) I have no idea how to implement any id...
by Desirsar
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Pcorpses and new boots
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Pcorpses and new boots

As long as this change wouldn't affect unpreserved corpse timers from being reset on boot and crash (the 18 hours untouched or 2 hours touched timers), it sounds like a good idea to me...
by Desirsar
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: One of these clowns has a red mushroom in a container
Replies: 17
Views: 1671

Re: One of these clowns has a red mushroom in a container

The amount of noob in this thread is amazing. Who cares if someone has one in container. If it can't load and despawns when someone logs in with one in a container, and it's required to complete multiple quests, "noob" is not understanding why it's a problem that someone has one and doesn...
by Desirsar
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

I mean really ... can you please do some research before you open mouth/insert foot? Another instance of you going off on something you obviously know nothing about. http://professional.diabetes.org/UserFiles/File/Make%20the%20Link%20Docs/ADACardioReview7.pdf Let me just point out that this is from...
by Desirsar
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Where's kiryan today?
Replies: 22
Views: 795

Re: Where's kiryan today?

"Balancing" the budget is easy when you don't get into the silly line of thinking that most Americans have that the government should try to pay everything back and reduce the national debt to zero in a single year. Do you pay your house or car loans off in a single year? No, you balance t...
by Desirsar
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

And on a side note BMI is a crock of shit, i know it was mentioned in here earlier, Evander holyfield in his prime was classified as morbidly obese on the Body Mass Index. according to the BMI im supposed to weigh 186 at 6'0" I weigh 236 atm I would have to chop off a leg to weigh that much, i...
by Desirsar
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

I'm sure everybody here who has met me or seen pictures of me is well aware of the fact that I am substantially overweight. On the average I consume less than 2000 calories per day, and more often than not I take in fewer than 1500 per day. I was out of the gym for a little bit, but I'm back up to ...
by Desirsar
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: wah f*king wah
Replies: 29
Views: 1347

Re: wah f*king wah

"Live within means" is an amusing expression and concept. You don't find a job to live within means, you have a job (or two) that pays a given amount and you either live within that or overspend. The entire concept and phrase as I see it used most often implies that way too many things are...
by Desirsar
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

Speaking just to the expense of the food - I've actually found that frozen, non-microwaveable pizzas tend to have the highest calorie content per cost. If you want something filling, however, you'd better look to bags of frozen potato-anything. Not exactly the two optimal choices there either. Maybe...
by Desirsar
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: T2 Game Updates Archive
Topic: Game Update Notes: 7/25/2009 [Weapon Enchantments]
Replies: 14
Views: 3240

Re: Game Update Notes: 7/25/2009 [Weapon Enchantments]

Golf bag... switching in based on a given situation... makes it sound like it should be its own skill and have bonuses based on the higher of wisdom or intelligence, and swapping weapons during combat should require a skill roll... along with a weapon recovery command that requires a roll rather tha...
by Desirsar
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: wah f*king wah
Replies: 29
Views: 1347

Re: wah f*king wah

or bail out investment banks so rich wall street executives can keep their jobs. Off topic, but I'm pretty sure that no one really wanted to do it for the executives. Those that kept their jobs were lucky that the government decided to protect investors with assets and savings in those banks from l...
by Desirsar
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

This forum software needs multi-quoting... Yea I don't know anyone who is happy being fat. Never heard anyone say how awesome it is that they don't fit into baseball stadium, movie theater, or airplane seats, no. I'll disagree with healthy options, they are everywhere now. If you are fat the respons...
by Desirsar
Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: wah f*king wah
Replies: 29
Views: 1347

Re: wah f*king wah

The main reason it takes so many weeks for people to get off of that system is that they generally only seek and accept job offers that pay at least as much as the unemployment checks are totaling. Why? Because if they get a job that pays less than that number, the government doesn't keep sending th...
by Desirsar
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3823

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

Barring an actual thyroid disorder (which is over-diagnosed to a degree nearing ADD), it is a matter of two things : calorie intake versus calorie consumption, and the willpower to change one or both of those values. Susan Powter said it best in an infomercial, "You gotta eat. You gotta move. A...
by Desirsar
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: 45 million uninsured americans
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: 45 million uninsured americans

I'm not interested in paying for 10 million illegals to have health insurance or even the 2-3 million of those that are probably students from foreign countries. Students from foreign countries have to pay for health insurance either through a private insurer or through their university as part of ...
by Desirsar
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Rambling about July 1, 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 7731

Re: Rambling about July 1, 2008

Pish posh. The MUD hasn't been all that fun for me since the last wipe. You people who started since then have it easy, and every time you shoot down a feature suggestion screaming "No! It'll make the game too easy!" have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Want to play the game ...
by Desirsar
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Cancelling my health insurance.
Replies: 109
Views: 4346

Re: Cancelling my health insurance.

Not going to go to a dermatologist to get rid of a wart, I'll cut it out or go to walmart and get the freezeaway treatment. Am I crazy? Yes. Store brand salicylic acid from the grocery store applied at the frequency and in the amount indicated amount to zero pain and a 2-4 week treatment unless you...
by Desirsar
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: conscientious objector
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: conscientious objector

On the other hand... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1202192/Muslims-refuse-use-alcohol-based-hand-gels-religious-beliefs.html Some days, I think we're pretty much just fucked no matter what. Interesting link. First, evaporating alcohol from your skin is not "consuming" it, not ev...
by Desirsar
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: animal rights folks get a taste of their own medicine
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: animal rights folks get a taste of their own medicine

My favorite stories are the ones of protesters outside of fast food restaurants that buy products from supposedly cruel farms, or ones outside clothing stores that throw paint or other damaging liquids onto people wearing fur or leather. I've always wanted to show up to these protests in my leather ...
by Desirsar
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Board Game recommendations?
Replies: 43
Views: 2174

Re: Board Game recommendations?

Carcassonne
Munchkin (you have MunchkinQuest but not Munchkin??)
Illuminati : New World Order
Awful Green Things From Outer Space (good luck finding a copy, though.)
Spy Vs. Spy (another tough one to find)
Tile Chess

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Hungry Hungry Hippos
by Desirsar
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Archery damage
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

Re: Archery damage

Would be nice that it was a completely viable option in the right situation other than the expensive of replacing arrows. Logically, the best bow from a given zone's drops in the hands of a ranger should deal the same amount of damage over time as the best melee weapon from the same zone in the hand...
by Desirsar
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: playing politics with the 2nd amendment
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: playing politics with the 2nd amendment

Would be fun if the Democrats turn this around on the Republican and alter the amendment to require states to issue concealed weapon permits by courts only... as would be marriage licenses. (Which are already issued by courts in every state, I believe, but this would mandate both.) It would keep its...
by Desirsar
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: OLD players What the hell are you doing now?
Replies: 33
Views: 2779

Re: OLD players What the hell are you doing now?

Oh fine, why not... I started playing when I was 15 or 16, depending on which MUDs were first and which of my friends found Toril and got the others to play it. This would have been in 1994 or 1995. I'm 30 now, and am a fourth year junior at the University of Nebraska. (Yes, I'm taking forever. I ha...

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