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by Xryon
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Zombie Fair
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Zombie Fair

I didn't even know this event was going on until I showed up, but it was a great time. Thanks for putting it together!
by Xryon
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Area Building Discussion
Topic: Water Features
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: Water Features

Do builders have access to sector modifications on our codebase? This is probably something best applied to all (fresh) water tiles... There's a lot of watery rooms scattered about. I'm responding via phone, and can't easily access the lessons, but would something like this work? (Excuse formatting ...
by Xryon
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Area Building Discussion
Topic: Water Features
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: Water Features

Might be worth it to just do an intercept prog with a custom echo and mpmadd the thirst value. Bypasses the worry over 'something's.
by Xryon
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Off-topic forums
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 69
Views: 10196

Re: Favorite Books

You might be my new favorite person... I've never had anyone know what the hell I was talking about, with regards to "Amber."
by Xryon
Fri May 22, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Area Building Discussion
Topic: if wear_loc($o)
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: if wear_loc($o)

Failing that, it might actually be easier to simply have a wear prog to change objval5 to 1, then check for that value in what you're doing. Likewise, removal would set the value back to 0.
by Xryon
Tue May 12, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fighter builds
Replies: 25
Views: 14296

Re: Fighter builds

Garumsh went with an absurd 18 int. Was before the teaching feats were brought and, and I was trying to get everything GM'd to facilitate some orcish war training... charisma/wisdom requirement put a stop to that, but I'm sure it made a considerable difference in the time required to train up the sk...
by Xryon
Mon May 11, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fighter builds
Replies: 25
Views: 14296

Re: Fighter builds

Defensive/tanky builds are doable. I haven't seen/heard of a truly successful light-armored fighter since way back, before dodge was changed to its current iteration. Traditionally, the most successful fighters have been the ones that just dish out ungodly amounts of damage, and rock the heavy armor...
by Xryon
Sun May 10, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training
Replies: 30
Views: 8802

Re: Training

Luckily, the majority of fighter's skills are passive. And, unless it's been changed, increase rates are much higher than they used to be. When I went on my quest to GM everything with Garumsh, the final tally was ~800 hours. Since then, I'm pretty sure dual wield, at the least, has been sped up.
by Xryon
Sun May 10, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training
Replies: 30
Views: 8802

Re: Training

I'd have to do some digging, but I feel like, in ages past, it was mentioned that base intelligence was the determinant, not temporary values such as those granted by spells. Someone please correct me if I'm misremembering.
by Xryon
Sun May 10, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training
Replies: 30
Views: 8802

Re: Training

Much obliged, Dranso. I figured as much, but just wanted to make sure.
by Xryon
Sun May 10, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training
Replies: 30
Views: 8802

Re: Training

It's my understanding that you gain skill 'exp' for both successes and failures. Failures just give a significantly lower number of points. Passive skills (weapons, dodge, parry, dual wield) tend to improve quite a bit faster, because as long as their parameters are met (two weapons wielded for dual...
by Xryon
Thu May 07, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic forums
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 69
Views: 10196

Re: Favorite Books

I LOVE Robin Hobb, Mask actually sent me a few of those on Kindle otherwise I'd probably never have picked it up. I like Raymond E. Feist but I find him a bit wordy so I have to stick with it a bit. I have never read a single Forgotten Realms book, so as someone who hasn't, there are a lot of ways ...
by Xryon
Thu May 07, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic forums
Topic: Favorite Books
Replies: 69
Views: 10196

Re: Favorite Books

Sci-Fi: Anything Asimov, Dune series, Peter F. Hamilton (Reality Dysfunction) Fantasy: Brandon Sanderson's stuff is fantastic. Recommend anything by him, but the Stormlight Archive books specifically. Recently finished Robin Hobb's trilogies, also fantastic. Glen Cook's Black Company books are great...
by Xryon
Mon May 04, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Changes to the posted laws of Waterdeep
Replies: 18
Views: 2904

Re: Changes to the posted laws of Waterdeep

Oh, well, then yeah, right on. When I get the energy, i'm going to see how possible it is to take on an entire city and leave dead guards everywhere Happened when I was exploring as Garumsh, back in the day. Unintentionally wandered into a place I shouldn't have been, guards auto-attacked... by the...
by Xryon
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Howling Peak Underdark Entrance
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: Howling Peak Underdark Entrance

Ah, I did misunderstand then. Ignore me!
by Xryon
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Howling Peak Underdark Entrance
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: Howling Peak Underdark Entrance

I'm not familiar with the room in question, but if the warning is only issued once you've already entered the area maybe it would be a good idea to make that first room flagged no_mob? Unless I'm misunderstanding, seems like warning $n after they've already started getting mobbed is a bit too late.
by Xryon
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Text additions and requests for blind and other players
Replies: 26
Views: 7343

Re: Text additions and requests for blind and other players

Just wanted to hop on and say that I am still working on the things I discussed a few months ago. This semester got way crazier than I (foolishly) expected, and I've lacked time to work on anything but school-related work.
by Xryon
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Toril Technology
Replies: 19
Views: 8579

Re: Latest Toril Technology

I'm not really for or against it. The way I had envisioned creating them, modeled after Harroghty's mention of all of the limitations of their early design, would have made them highly prone to failure/malfunction/explosion. Handled properly, I think they'd be a 'that's neat' item more than a 'merc ...
by Xryon
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Toril Technology
Replies: 19
Views: 8579

Re: Latest Toril Technology

Sorry for double-post, phone won't let me edit properly. Firearms have been brought up in the past (see the link below). Prog-simulation of the issues Harroghty raised is doable, and I'm still willing to assist in their design if someone wants/gets permission to try and make an area to introduce the...
by Xryon
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Toril Technology
Replies: 19
Views: 8579

Re: Latest Toril Technology

I would expect ballistae are in use. With the general lack of gunpowder, cannons would be unlikely.