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Kes
 Saturday, October 23 2010 @ 02:04 PM UTC  
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A different hotkey to enter the Abandoned Factory would be utterly lovely; too many times have I aimed for the bank without checking the alert level and ended up instead in the endless winding passageways inhabited by bats and beasties and other nasty things beginning with 'b'. And, of course, those times when entering the factory is unintentional are always the adventures which take the longest.

Only a very minor irritation, it must be said, but I can imagine it getting in the way of important-yet-quick-moving roleplay sessions unless the players involved remove the relevant key beforehand.


 
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 Saturday, October 23 2010 @ 02:30 PM UTC  
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A different hotkey to enter the Abandoned Factory would be utterly lovely; too many times have I aimed for the bank without checking the alert level and ended up instead in the endless winding passageways inhabited by bats and beasties and other nasty things beginning with 'b'.



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 Sunday, October 24 2010 @ 02:39 PM UTC  


I'd love it if the trainers for the Rosen Kiai, Cooking etc. also had the train x5, train x10, like the outpost wall reinforcement option. I tend to spend my cash before a DK training there and at the moment it takes a long time to chew through all my stam and req. That would make it faster and easier, and not be game breaking as far as I know.


 
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 Monday, October 25 2010 @ 12:27 AM UTC  
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I'd love it if the trainers for the Rosen Kiai, Cooking etc. also had the train x5, train x10, like the outpost wall reinforcement option. I tend to spend my cash before a DK training there and at the moment it takes a long time to chew through all my stam and req. That would make it faster and easier, and not be game breaking as far as I know.



Going to have to second this. Second it a million times. Maybe even a x100 option. I could spend an hour there mashing the damn key and still not finish training all of my stamina away before new day hits.


 
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 Monday, October 25 2010 @ 01:36 AM UTC  
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I'd love it if the trainers for the Rosen Kiai, Cooking etc. also had the train x5, train x10, like the outpost wall reinforcement option. I tend to spend my cash before a DK training there and at the moment it takes a long time to chew through all my stam and req. That would make it faster and easier, and not be game breaking as far as I know.



Going to have to second this. Second it a million times. Maybe even a x100 option. I could spend an hour there mashing the damn key and still not finish training all of my stamina away before new day hits.



I don't know if this works for Kiai, but for Cooking it does.
Get the req out you're intending to spend, then get to cooking practice. Even when NewDay rolls around, as long as you're still in Maiko's, you can keep cooking for as long as you like with your previous day's stamina.

But yes, a x50 option would be pretty sweet. Maybe even 100. Depends.


 
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 Monday, October 25 2010 @ 04:18 AM UTC  
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In the same vein as Ookami's, I was mucking about in SPICE Tower as a new builder and found it a little difficult to keep pressing "Add wood", "Add wood", "Add wood" (especially since I play on my phone). I'd love to see a "Build x5" or"x10", like there is in Reinforcing! (I hope someone hasn't already brought this up and I just didn't see it!)

There was also something else, but I've... forgotten it. Of course. I'm getting fuzzy in the head.

Thanks, CMJ! For catering to our complaints, and just for all the wonderful, wonderful work you do.


 
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 Monday, October 25 2010 @ 07:53 AM UTC  
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I dunno if this is small from the coding end, BUT-

*Can* we have a way to see who's in the squares surrounding a Titan at the same time as us? Y'know- the better to coordinate attacks by Distraction, or somesuch.

(In the roleplay sense I can see this being a LOT of fun- I picture it as: we're shouting orders, sending up signal flares, making skywriting,or what have you.)


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 Monday, October 25 2010 @ 10:24 AM UTC  
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If someone is fighting a titan at the same time as you, you'll see them on the screen. And if they recently left, you'll see all their damage counters on the titan.
Sure, that's not quite the same thing as you suggested, but seeing everyone on the square might not work out to anything more - someone trying to rp in the space or just passing through might get annoyed by people distracting them to ask for help with the titan. If you're in that square and interested in fighting a titan, probably you're already fighting the titan. Personally, I'm not hugely interested in allowing people another way to find out exactly where I am; I find it creepy enough that people can see if I'm in the same room of a dwelling as they are.

If titans are to stay at the hugely increased hp levels they have currently, a comms-tent like option would be pretty neat to co-ordinate attacks. A war tent with a chatspace to rp in and some cameras to track the titans.
That said, while I think this would be neat, I can't imagine that it would keep people interested forever. Getting paid can keep people interested for a long while. The experience we had with Onslaught suggests that being helpful wears off for most people after a while.


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 04:37 AM UTC  
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Good points!

Between using the Comms Tent to sound the alarm,and sending each other distractions during the actual Titan fight, we already do have all the communication we NEED, don't we?

Although...the
'war room' in the Comms Tent sounds like it'd be really fun from an rp standpoint. I'd like one of THOSE instead! A chat room inside the Comms that's for "strategy".

And speaking of mostly story-based requests:

Misery Guts IS the Comms man.

The Skronkys ARE Squat Hole.

May we see them in the town write ups? Even in some small way?


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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 04:55 AM UTC  
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Only partially-related:

I think we've got a fast enough server now, with the performance improvements I've made, to actually make World Map Chat a useful thing. I'm moving map chat to the actual map squares, instead of their own pages.

Regarding Titan-related communication - I'm thinking that if a player goes and finds a Titan, and then heads to an Outpost, she'll have the option to report the sighting in the Council Offices, and they'll make announcements.


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 05:01 AM UTC  
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WOW THERE'S A LOT OF PORN IN WORLD MAP SQUARES GUYS. *changes the chatloc reference to avoid embarrassment*


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 05:14 AM UTC  
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WOW THERE'S A LOT OF PORN IN WORLD MAP SQUARES GUYS. *changes the chatloc reference to avoid embarrassment*



LOL.

I will miss you, word known as chinwang.
Chiwang?
Chi...something.
It was one of those. But I always stuck to my guns, and said chinwang.
And I enjoyed it. Such an entertaining word.

Chi...mental.
There we go.

HEY CHIMENTAL!
GUESS WHAT!


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 06:29 AM UTC  
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The hotkey for a bang grenade is the same as for a big monster. This means... mild annoyance... that's all.

PS Porn? You mean like gentleman's periodicals? A couple of issues of Razzle left under a bush? Sex Education 1980's style?


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 07:29 AM UTC  
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I honestly think that this is probably the horniest text adventure game on the whole Internet, ever.

This ain't exactly what I had in mind when I made a game full of Zombies and Mutants and Midgets and Budget Horse, but I'll roll with it. Razz


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 10:53 AM UTC  
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I honestly think that this is probably the horniest text adventure game on the whole Internet, ever.

This ain't exactly what I had in mind when I made a game full of Zombies and Mutants and Midgets and Budget Horse, but I'll roll with it. Razz

You thought Z and I were exaggerating, hmmm? Wink


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 11:14 AM UTC  
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Only partially-related:

I think we've got a fast enough server now, with the performance improvements I've made, to actually make World Map Chat a useful thing. I'm moving map chat to the actual map squares, instead of their own pages.

Regarding Titan-related communication - I'm thinking that if a player goes and finds a Titan, and then heads to an Outpost, she'll have the option to report the sighting in the Council Offices, and they'll make announcements.



Hey, I've used World Map Chat for useful things twice since I've been here. That's more than the Chatspaces in New Pitts, SH, CC and AH combined.

This ain't exactly what I had in mind when I made a game full of Zombies and Mutants and Midgets and Budget Horse, but I'll roll with it.


You also made it full of "Bunny suit with SPH"'s...


 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 11:17 AM UTC  
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I'm moving map chat to the actual map squares, instead of their own pages.

I LOVE IT!!

Now maybe Ashtu can find out who's been scribbling rude comments on the Annex sidewalk.


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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 03:16 PM UTC  
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WOW THERE'S A LOT OF PORN IN WORLD MAP SQUARES GUYS. *changes the chatloc reference to avoid embarrassment*



LOL.

I will miss you, word known as chinwang.
Chiwang?
Chi...something.
It was one of those. But I always stuck to my guns, and said chinwang.
And I enjoyed it. Such an entertaining word.

Chi...mental.
There we go.

HEY CHIMENTAL!
GUESS WHAT!



Hey, hey, hey. Leave me out of the porn. I'm this close to making a character that neuters the horny 14 year olds on the Island...with a pair of gardening shears.


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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 03:46 PM UTC  
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WOW THERE'S A LOT OF PORN IN WORLD MAP SQUARES GUYS. *changes the chatloc reference to avoid embarrassment*



LOL.

I will miss you, word known as chinwang.
Chiwang?
Chi...something.
It was one of those. But I always stuck to my guns, and said chinwang.
And I enjoyed it. Such an entertaining word.



Uh...I do believe the word was "Chinwag" as in "Wagging one's chin about"...not "chinwang" as in..."having genitalia on one's chin"...which, although it might make oral sex more fun, (And change the meaning of it entirely) would probably not be very safe in the long run (or a fistfight)


Isn't sanity just a one-trick pony anyway? All you get is one trick: rational thinking. But when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, the sky's the limit.
 
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 Tuesday, October 26 2010 @ 03:48 PM UTC  
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WOW THERE'S A LOT OF PORN IN WORLD MAP SQUARES GUYS. *changes the chatloc reference to avoid embarrassment*


You have access to the logs and didn't know this? Eek!


Isn't sanity just a one-trick pony anyway? All you get is one trick: rational thinking. But when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, the sky's the limit.
 
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