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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Hoodoo on May 06, 2019, 12:44:39 PM »
I would suggest that BlackMagus wear his opinions loud and proud above a name like me, but we see how that worked for me, socially.  :) Likely, he's picked the best course of action.
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Kadaj on May 06, 2019, 10:07:59 AM »
Yeah yeah ok. But who is blackmagus?

Some troll who hides behind an alias on a mid 90's text based game forum.
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by blackmagus on May 06, 2019, 09:56:27 AM »
Yeah yeah ok. But who is blackmagus?

Who is John Galt?
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Kadaj on May 06, 2019, 06:12:18 AM »
Access to the creation port is limited to active creators only. Active creators are defined as people actually producing zones or helping others to do so.


People who are on creation port but not actually making progress on their zones but instead doing things with no purpose other than to benefit them as a mortal player are removed from creation immediately and not given another opportunity to help with the game in any meaningful way as an immortal.

The only thing is, I was actively making a zone. I was making two zones actually. I also remade the entirety of Tantallon and Tantallon Keep and it was ready to be re-implemented until it was magically recovered.  So yes, I can create and yes, I am willing to do it again.

I think one of the biggest things that stops people from wanting to invest time into creation is the current rule set in place.

You aren't allowed to create what you want. You are allowed to create what Kam thinks people want. Forcing players to invest hours upon hours of time to a lowbie zone that will ultimately have no impact on the game as it is now is pretty much torture. If you are told to create something that you aren't passionate about or WANT to create, well good luck finding enough people willing to do that. Also having our Overlord go MIA for weeks on end when someone is waiting for a project or finalization of a project can really de-motivate someone.

Again, Kam, I'm willing to help on creation and many others are too, but allow us to do what we would feel passionate about instead of making another kender zone.
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Jorake on May 06, 2019, 05:12:43 AM »
Yeah yeah ok. But who is blackmagus?
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Kam on May 06, 2019, 01:54:11 AM »
Access to the creation port is limited to active creators only. Active creators are defined as people actually producing zones or helping others to do so.

Not everyone is good at it, most people stagnate and do not complete their zones. They really are a lot of work, most of which is boring.

After a long enough period of time these people are removed from creation. In the event that they should wish to come back, they can ask for access again.
For those who have had a few chances before and produced nothing the general wisdom is that they are a poor investment of time on creation port for the creation overseers and so they are not allowed the opportunity to return again.

People who are on creation port but not actually making progress on their zones but instead doing things with no purpose other than to benefit them as a mortal player are removed from creation immediately and not given another opportunity to help with the game in any meaningful way as an immortal.

Everyone that has spoken to me about a desire to get involved with the game has been given an opportunity to do so.
Not all of those people have followed through and that's okay, but it does mean that not every offer of help is going to be accepted.
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Hoodoo on May 05, 2019, 10:23:00 PM »
Not only is it literally the first thing I would do on a builder, I would be shocked to find it out of bounds.  I have built on other muds. To balance a fight, you need to know spell effects, not guess at them and log onto your mortal to do 100 tests and collate data.

It's a silly rule which ignores both the needs of the builder and the reality that I literally learned this game (as did many others) after realizing that some people have illicit information, and while I will never be told said info, I can group, observe, and glean the castoffs of their cheating... as there is no other way to learn the things some people treat as common knowledge.   

While I can accept that some people actually spent 800 hours learning Uth or two weeks staring at a bookcase in Righ, (unlikely but possible), the level of detail I have seen commonly distrivuted in groups re spell effects simply isn't achievable via means other than statting.  Trust me, I file such knowledge away for the coming years when I see it, hence the savant-like random knowledge with huge gaps... but of course, such basic knowledge should be available to more than those clanned with the lucky few.

A builder *needs* details on any spell which gets used in his zone... that's a minimum need for balancing.  However, the intentional obfuscation that this game calls spell help files have been a travesty since before Clinton was elected.
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by blackmagus on May 05, 2019, 07:06:11 PM »
Common sense isn't having a chip on their shoulder. The fact Jason is defending that kind of action is surprising however.
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Jorake on May 05, 2019, 11:18:57 AM »
Who is Blackmagus? Man do you have a chip on your shoulder. Has Kadaj.... touched you? This is a safe space. Show us on the doll.

I do agree with Hoodoo and Kadaj on everything really. Capt the Kam stuff. I dont notice snarky comments.
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General Discussion / Re: Revamps Vs. New Zones
« Last post by Hoodoo on May 05, 2019, 11:17:14 AM »
I am not defending Kadaj's tone towards Kam.. Kam has done incredible things, and were social aspects different, I'd be playing.  But claiming that as cheating in the face of the many, many actual, drastic instances of imm cheating which have affected the players of this game in the past seems odd.


Again, I tend to think there had to be more to that.  That kind of info ised to be handed to Shriners in a handy and informative cheatsheet.
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