Blinded Guard?

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Blinded Guard?

Postby Eilorn » Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:13 am

The Northeastern Tower of Waterdeep
Exits: -S -W -D
The heavy catapult must weigh hundreds of pounds.
A catapult missile rack rests here.
An elite militia guard is standing here, scanning the landscape beyond the walls.

< 517h/517H 125v/127V P: std > cast 'power word blind' elite
You start chanting...

< 517h/517H 126v/127V P: std >
You complete your spell...
They are too powerful to blind this way
An elite militia guard misses you with his slash.

< 517h/517H 126v/127V T: Hilien TC: excellent E: guard EC: excellent P: std > cast 'power word blind' elite
You start chanting...

< 517h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: excellent E: guard EC: excellent P: std >
You complete your spell...
They are too powerful to blind this way

< 517h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: excellent E: guard EC: excellent P: std > cast 'power word blind'

The wispy flames around your body fade.

< 517h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: excellent E: guard EC: excellent P: std > You start chanting...

< 517h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: excellent E: guard EC: excellent P: std >
You complete your spell...
An elite militia guard is temporarily blinded by your word!
gsay An elite militia guard is temporarily blinded.

< 517h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: excellent E: guard EC: excellent P: std > But you are a member of no group?!

< 517h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: excellent E: guard EC: excellent P: std >
An elite militia guard attacks you, landing a single hit.

< 516h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: few scratches E: guard EC: excellent P: std > fle
Catwalk on Top of the City Walls
Exits: -N -S
You flee southward!

< 516h/517H 126v/127V P: std > north
The Northeastern Tower of Waterdeep
Exits: -S -W -D
The heavy catapult must weigh hundreds of pounds.
A catapult missile rack rests here.
An elite militia guard is standing here, scanning the landscape beyond the walls.

< 516h/517H 125v/127V P: std >
An elite militia guard sends you sprawling.
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< 515h/517H 125v/127V T: Hilien TC: few scratches E: guard EC: excellent P: sit >
OUCH! That really did HURT!
An elite militia guard attacks you, landing two hits.

< 447h/517H 125v/127V T: Hilien TC: small wounds E: guard EC: excellent P: sit > fle

An elite militia guard attacks you, landing a single hit.

< 447h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: small wounds E: guard EC: excellent P: sit >
You hear a man yell, 'Be quiet! Or I shall taunt thee a second time!'

< 448h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: small wounds E: guard EC: excellent P: sit > You clamber to your feet.

< 448h/517H 127v/127V T: Hilien TC: small wounds E: guard EC: excellent P: std > Catwalk on Top of the City Walls
Exits: -E -W
A militia guardsman is walking by slowly, patrolling the walls.
A militia guardsman is walking by slowly, patrolling the walls.
A militia guardsman is walking by slowly, patrolling the walls.
You flee westward!

< 448h/517H 126v/127V P: std > cast 'fireshield'
You start chanting...

< 449h/517H 127v/127V P: std >
Casting: fireshield **

< 450h/517H 127v/127V P: std >
Casting: fireshield *

< 450h/517H 127v/127V P: std >
You complete your spell...
You are surrounded by an aura of burning flames!

< 450h/517H 127v/127V P: std > e
cast 'power word blind' guard
The Northeastern Tower of Waterdeep
Exits: -S -W -D
The heavy catapult must weigh hundreds of pounds.
A catapult missile rack rests here.
An elite militia guard is standing here, scanning the landscape beyond the walls.

< 451h/517H 126v/127V P: std > You start chanting...

< 451h/517H 126v/127V P: std >
You complete your spell...
An elite militia guard is already having a hard time seeing!


< 451h/517H 126v/127V P: std >
An elite militia guard says 'Hell of a view, isn't it?'


This is non-standard behaviour, right? :-)

Hilien.
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Postby Areandon » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:31 am

Spells seem to hit after the message, so they can still perform actions in the next run like bashing.
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Postby Eilorn » Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:03 pm

However, it looks like at least 2 combat rounds have taken place: I blind, he hits, I flee, and return. Then he bashes me. I had a similar occurance happen later, where I blinded a mob, fled, invised myself, rememed, went to blind another mob, fled the second mob into the first mob, and it hit me, only to ignore me when I fled and came back in.

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Postby daggaz » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:47 am

Dont ask me to explain how its possible coding wise, cuz i cant, but...

Be careful blinding stuff, if you are real fast, you can blind flee and run back in before the game registers the change and the mob will hit you. Happens all the time to me. Other spells (namely effect spells, like dscales and stone) have the same issue. If its a tricky place, just take a half a second pause before re-entering if possible, this always ensures the spell has taken ahold.
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Postby Nekelet » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:18 pm

Much like the cheese you eat, cheese spells require a certain amount of time to age before they're at their tastiest.

It's all about the timing. When you walk out from a switch, do you immediately walk back in? No. Same with many spell effects.
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Postby selerial » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:46 pm

My understanding of how muds in general (and specifically this mud) manage your status is on a tick based system. Each tick you gain a certain amount of health back, and it can also take a tick for certain things to register (ie: dispelling an Embody and then waiting for it to actually fall off).

In this case, the blind landed, but rather than instantaneously being effected, the mob had a tick where he could still see.. then the blind took effect.

Of course, there are actually a rather broad range of tick lengths and checks that happen (some paralyzes land instantly, others like earthblood can seem really wonky) but I'd say blind falls under the "actually takes effect when the game ticks" category.
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Postby Eilorn » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:33 pm

selerial wrote:In this case, the blind landed, but rather than instantaneously being effected, the mob had a tick where he could still see.. then the blind took effect.


And in that tick, while he could still see, he hit me, THEN I fled, came back in, and he bashed me.

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Postby Vigis » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:50 am

Stacked commands :) He lagged from the kill command, you came in just in time for the bash command to pull through. It's happened to mobs fleeing from me before :)
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