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GreaterMUD / Re: Content Changelog
« Last post by Winterhawk on Today at 10:05:30 am »
The Storm Mtn and Volcano NPP portals are not level 50.

You are correct..they are level 60..post corrected.
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GreaterMUD / Re: Content Changelog
« Last post by Watts on Today at 09:18:47 am »
The Storm Mtn and Volcano NPP portals are not level 50.
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GreaterMUD / Re: GreaterMUD Content Feedback
« Last post by Hurricane Omega on July 17, 2018, 06:42:41 pm »
Thank you for the feedback.  I agree with the early spawn chance and will watch for repeated late spawns.
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GreaterMUD / Re: GreaterMUD Content Feedback
« Last post by Coarse Horse on July 15, 2018, 11:51:22 am »
First, plate DR ramps up quickly to about 25 by level 40 and then hits a very early plateau.  From there all the way through to the level 80 gear, it will only increase to 26 without sacrificing either 5 or 10 accuracy per point of DR.

Winter handled most if not all of this, so I'll defer to him on an explanation for this.

Second, chest item drop rates do not appear any where near consistent.  I have been farming for an Emerald-Studded Bracelet from Aldar chests for two characters and 45 to 55 levels.  In that time, I have about a 120% drop rate from glowing broadswords with multiple chests dropping 3 at a time.  I know the rng is responsible for that, but a 0% on one item listed at 20% and 120% for an item listed at 26% is just a bit off.

I know in the past there has been some skepticism about how well the pseudo-random number generation is working. As I don't have code or anything to look at, I can only suggest trying for higher level chests that drop it at a higher rate. Sometimes RNG is a real pain though just generally.

Third, there appears to be some inconsistency in boss re-spawn timers.  I spent years looping one particular boss and his timer was so accurate that I have my exp graph set to exactly 15 minutes longer than his re-spawn time.  Now he has spawned as much as 90 minutes early and 20 minutes late on more than one occasion.

We added in a new chance for a boss to spawn from 5% to 10% earlier than the base spawn time, as well as the base chance for the spawn time to remain unchanged. This was done to introduce at least a small amount of randomness to boss spawns so that a boss couldn't be so easily controlled indefinitely by one player or faction. Again, I have no code to look at, so there is a chance Node decided to freelance and change something from the agreed-upon plan when he coded it, but as finalized in our talks over the mechanic, the numbers listed should be how it is working.

If you are noticing more weird stuff, particularly with late spawns, don't hesitate to follow up with a post. Late spawns happening multiple times might indicate that Node may have digressed slightly from the original plan when he coded it, and we may be able to look into that for next go around.

In general, many things are greatly improved.  I have a sneaker who can actually run solo in this build where I couldn't be effective before.

Thanks for the opportunity to vent.

Glad that you're enjoying the improvements. We will be working on refining and fine tuning stuff as these pushes go on. Thank you for the feedback!
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GreaterMUD / Re: GreaterMUD Content Feedback
« Last post by Hurricane Omega on July 14, 2018, 10:52:41 am »
In general, many things are greatly improved.  I have a sneaker who can actually run solo in this build where I couldn't be effective before.

Just a couple of thoughts.

First, plate DR ramps up quickly to about 25 by level 40 and then hits a very early plateau.  From there all the way through to the level 80 gear, it will only increase to 26 without sacrificing either 5 or 10 accuracy per point of DR.

Second, chest item drop rates do not appear any where near consistent.  I have been farming for an Emerald-Studded Bracelet from Aldar chests for two characters and 45 to 55 levels.  In that time, I have about a 120% drop rate from glowing broadswords with multiple chests dropping 3 at a time.  I know the rng is responsible for that, but a 0% on one item listed at 20% and 120% for an item listed at 26% is just a bit off.

Third, there appears to be some inconsistency in boss re-spawn timers.  I spent years looping one particular boss and his timer was so accurate that I have my exp graph set to exactly 15 minutes longer than his re-spawn time.  Now he has spawned as much as 90 minutes early and 20 minutes late on more than one occasion.

I know the first and third may be by design for various reasons, but the second one is getting really annoying.

Thanks for the opportunity to vent.

-Steve
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GreaterMUD / Re: GreaterMUD Content Feedback
« Last post by Coarse Horse on July 13, 2018, 10:26:44 am »
Gypsies are much improved. The increased number of single lairs is also a plus. The 600m squid seems a bit much given that it's killable 4x a day and worth 12x more than any monster.

Glad you're enjoying Gypsy and some expanded script options.

The squid was clearly a mistake. Winter was able to fix the problem so that it can't be exploited any more this push, but the damage on the PVP realm was already done and I apologize on behalf of the dev team for that.

It's a tough gig when the infrastructure does not support being able to update database stuff without requiring a full reset. One little mistake can do a lot of damage if it isn't caught in time.  Moving forward we're going to be as hyper vigilant about details like this as we can, but we still need people's help to point things out.

Thanks for the input.
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GreaterMUD / Re: GreaterMUD Content Feedback
« Last post by Watts on July 11, 2018, 06:29:29 pm »
Gypsies are much improved. The increased number of single lairs is also a plus. The 600m squid seems a bit much given that it's killable 4x a day and worth 12x more than any monster.
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GreaterMUD / GreaterMUD Content Feedback
« Last post by Coarse Horse on July 07, 2018, 12:18:13 pm »
Looking for feedback on the content changes, so feel free to post any issues, rants, suggestions, or kudos.
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Captures / Meh
« Last post by Fury on June 22, 2018, 08:23:14 pm »
[HP=535/MA=248]:bs luci
*Combat Engaged*
[HP=535/MA=248]:
Old Mine Tunnel
Also here: Lucifer, Lazarus, Naruto*, Miserable*, small gnaj zombie.
Obvious exits: east, west, northwest
Lucifer surprise slashes small gnaj zombie for 332 damage!
Naruto surprise hurls their chakram and strikes small gnaj zombie for 294 damage
!
The zombie explodes in a flurry of body parts!
Miserable lunges at Lucifer!
You surprise slash Lucifer for 366 damage!
Lucifer is searching the area.
Lucifer attempts to cast wrathful curse, but fails.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Naruto sings the song of stunning to Miserable!
Lucifer says "@heal"
Lucifer kneels to meditate.
Lucifer is searching the area.
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer stops to rest.
Lucifer is searching the area.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Lazarus moves to attack you!
Miserable stares about blankly, drooling from the mouth.
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
[HP=535/MA=248]:
Old Mine Tunnel
Also here: Lucifer, Lazarus, Naruto*, Miserable*.
Obvious exits: east, west, northwest
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lazarus moves to attack you!
Miserable casts freedom on Miserable!
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Miserable stares about blankly, drooling from the mouth.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer stops to rest.
Lucifer is searching the area.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Miserable moves to attack Lucifer.
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
[HP=535/MA=248]:stnk
*Combat Off*
You cast stinking cloud, enveloping the room in a foul stench!
[HP=535/MA=238]:bliz
*Combat Engaged*
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lazarus just disconnected!!!
Naruto says "@kill Earthquake"
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
Miserable stares about blankly, drooling from the mouth.
You sketch a mystical symbol in the air.
A storm of freezing hail smashes your foes for 299 damage!
Icy hail pelts the room, freezing your foe's bones!
Lucifer critically slashes Miserable for 109 damage!
The collar spikes stab Lucifer for 3 damage!
Lucifer slashes Miserable for 1 damage!
The collar spikes stab Lucifer for 1 damage!
Lucifer slashes Miserable, but the swing glances off!
The collar spikes stab Lucifer for 2 damage!
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
Lucifer slashes Miserable for 3 damage!
The collar spikes stab Lucifer for 2 damage!
Lucifer critically slashes Miserable for 124 damage!
The collar spikes stab Lucifer for 3 damage!
Lightning strikes Miserable for 17 damage!
Naruto hurls their chakram and strikes Miserable for 25 damage!
The collar spikes stab Naruto for 2 damage!
Naruto hurls their chakram and strikes Miserable for 30 damage!
The collar spikes stab Naruto for 3 damage!
Naruto critically hurls their chakram and strikes Miserable for 169 damage!
The collar spikes stab Naruto for 2 damage!
Naruto critically hurls their chakram and strikes Miserable for 131 damage!
The collar spikes stab Naruto for 3 damage!
Naruto hurls their chakram and strikes Miserable for 7 damage!
The collar spikes stab Naruto for 3 damage!
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
Lucifer casts wrathful curse upon you!
You feel unlucky!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
Naruto sings the song of stunning to you!
You are stunned!
Naruto retches uncontrollably!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack Miserable.
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
Naruto moves to attack Miserable.
You are no longer following Miserable.
Miserable drops to the ground!
Miserable just disconnected!!!
[HP=533/MA=193]:/Miserable @comeback
You are stunned!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Lucifer says "@heal"
Lucifer is searching the area.
Lucifer is searching the area.
Lucifer is searching the area.
Lucifer is searching the area.
Naruto moves to attack you!
Naruto moves to attack you!
Lucifer is searching the area.
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer moves to attack you!
Lucifer retches uncontrollably!
You sketch a mystical symbol in the air.
A storm of freezing hail smashes your foes for 340 damage!
Lucifer drops to the ground!
Lucifer is dead.
Earthquake just squashed Lucifer!
You attempt to cast freezing on Naruto, but the spell is resisted!
Naruto hurls their chakram and strikes you for 1 damage!
Naruto hurls their chakram and strikes you for 14 damage!
Naruto critically hurls their chakram and strikes you for 134 damage!
Naruto hurls their chakram and strikes you for 4 damage!
Naruto hurls their chakram and strikes you for 9 damage!
Lucifer is dead.
Lucifer is dead.
Naruto drops to the ground!
Naruto just disconnected!!!
You are no longer stunned.
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Captures / Stand there why don't ya.
« Last post by Fury on June 18, 2018, 07:37:10 pm »
Also here: Barry*, Farx.
Obvious exits: north, northeast
Barry walks into the room from the southwest.
Farx walks into the room from the southwest.
Barry just disconnected!!!
[HP=532/MA=210]:
Old Mine Tunnel
Also here: Farx.
Obvious exits: northeast, southwest
[HP=532/MA=210]:break
You are no longer sneaking.
[HP=532/MA=210]:sn
Attempting to sneak...
[HP=532/MA=210]:hid
Attempting to hide...
[HP=532/MA=210]:
Old Mine Tunnel
Also here: Farx.
Obvious exits: northeast, southwest
[HP=532/MA=210]:l far
[ Farx Youse ](Oblivion)
Farx is a colossal, powerfully built Elf Priest with shoulder-length silver
hair and pale-blue eyes. He moves very swiftly, and is likable in an unassuming
sort of way. Farx appears to be intelligent and looks like he is one with the
Gods. He is slightly wounded.

He is equipped with:

dented wizard's hat            (Head)
silversilk gloves              (Hands)
white gold ring                (Finger)
morningstar ring               (Finger)
silversilk slippers            (Feet)
platinum bracers               (Arms)
folds of worship               (Back)
rainbow stone                  (Neck)
silversilk trousers            (Legs)
sash of the arch-mage          (Waist)
golden sun robes               (Torso)
golden chalice                 (Off-Hand)
sunstone wristband             (Wrist)
silver bracelet                (Wrist)
crimson earrings               (Ears)
severed head of Goru-Nezar     (Worn)
skull mask                     (Face)
amber sceptre                  (Weapon Hand)

[HP=532/MA=210]:bs far
A dark cloud passes over you
*Combat Engaged*
You surprise chop Farx for 167 damage!
You are scorched for 13 damage!
[HP=519/MA=210]:
Old Mine Tunnel
Also here: Farx.
Obvious exits: northeast, southwest
[HP=519/MA=210]:break
*Combat Off*
[HP=519/MA=210]:sn
Attempting to sneak...
[HP=519/MA=210]:hid
Attempting to hide...
[HP=519/MA=210]:bs fa
*Combat Engaged*
You surprise hack Farx for 169 damage!
You are scorched for 18 damage!
[HP=501/MA=210]:break
*Combat Off*
[HP=501/MA=210]:sn
Attempting to sneak...
[HP=501/MA=210]:hid
Attempting to hide...
[HP=501/MA=210]:bs fa
*Combat Engaged*
[HP=511/MA=210]:
Old Mine Tunnel
Also here: Farx.
Obvious exits: northeast, southwest
You surprise hack Farx for 180 damage!
You are scorched for 20 damage!
[HP=491/MA=210]:break
*Combat Off*
[HP=491/MA=210]:sn
Attempting to sneak...
[HP=491/MA=210]:hid
Attempting to hide...
[HP=491/MA=210]:bs fa
*Combat Engaged*
[HP=491/MA=210]:
Old Mine Tunnel
Also here: Farx.
Obvious exits: northeast, southwest
You surprise hack Farx for 177 damage!
Farx drops to the ground!
*Combat Off*
Farx is dead.
Farx is dead.
Farx is dead.
Farx just disconnected!!!
[HP=491/MA=210]:
Old Mine Tunnel
You notice 10 runic coins, platinum bracers, golden sun robes, skull mask,
diamond earrings, silver bracelet, sash of the arch-mage, silversilk slippers,
rainbow stone, amber sceptre, silversilk trousers, golden chalice, silversilk
gloves, morningstar ring, crimson earrings, severed head of Goru-Nezar, copper
cross, rope and grapple, dented wizard's hat, black star key, golden idol,
white potion here.
Obvious exits: northeast, southwest
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