: First off, thanks for coming out for the Q&A session.Ryme
: Second, I'm just going to take questions from open chat, but please hold off on asking if I'm clearly in the middle of answering another.
The Supernaturalist: announcement: i will be using \/c roleplay to conduct non Q&A related chat, you guys are welcome to come
The Supernaturalist: (sorry for interruption)
ROFLman69 (em): coughsRyme
: Lost my train of thought.
ROFLman69: Right then....shall we begin the Q&A?Ryme
: Oh, yeah, no spamming questions. Some I might not want to answer, some I'll get to and I'll just be busy.Ryme
: If you think I missed something, give me a screen or so before asking again.Ryme
: I think that's the big stuff. Anyone want to start?
The Supernaturalist: Any plans for more devs?
dfmchfhf: What's a question we could ask you? ;oPRyme
: I find the term "dev" kind of confusing, so I'm not sure how to answer. At this point, not immediately, but it's kind of freeform.Ryme
: A question you could ask me is: have you done anything new to chat yet?
The Supernaturalist: Have you done anything new to chat yet?Ryme
: Yes, yes I have.
The Supernaturalist: Coding or content?
Satan: ooo, better question! what \/have\/ you done new to chat!Ryme
: um, both, kinda.Ryme
: Well, for starters, there's a spoonerism generator
Ryme (em): thinks Satan's question was quite sensible.
The Supernaturalist: darnRyme
: try \/spoon
dfmchfhf: like "when the boys come back from France, we'll have the hags thrown out!"?
dfmchfhf: aww, only short ones...
Zelandoni: Whatever happened to the Mall-like Auction House alternative? Ryme
: the size of the chat frame was kind of a consideration.
DasmanianDevil: how does one activate said generatorRyme
: try \/spoon
DasmanianDevil: brain candy = cane brandy
: Mall: it's always been way back on the list of things to do; it's not critical, just useful, but a duplication of existing functionality. It'll probably stay there for a while.
Night Shade: the requirements for some bandages will change?Ryme
: coffee table = toffee cable. \/em is a real \/cardRyme
: not sure I follow, Night Shade.
Satan: i think he meant badges
Night Shade: yes sorry for my english i am spanishRyme
: we'll have new badges, but I don't see changing the requirement for existing ones.
Zelandoni: What would you do for a Klondike bar?Ryme
: No worries, Shade.
ROFLman69: So anyways, Ryme, have you thought about maybe changing the Auction's time limit? Maybe give something more concrete than Very Long or Very Short?
DasmanianDevil: i think those are there to prevent sniping
Harry Dresden: Yep, it's in the Game Manual.
Satan: no sniping, sniper >.>Ryme
: there was some concern about last-second sniping in the auctions; by keeping it vague, I think it encourages people to bid what they want to pay instead of lurking and trying to get a last-second steaRyme
Seventhcross: are there any plans\/ideas for other character classes?
ROFLman69: we can make that a topic on the forumRyme
: That's a good one. Probably not heroes. I've contemplated adding villain classes on and off for a few years.
Harry Dresden: Yes please.Ryme
: But I'm not sure how I'd want it to work.
DasmanianDevil: any timeframe for completion of sweet liche \/ newt leather \/ gem powders?Ryme
: Heh. I should get on that. Hopefully by the end of the month.
The Supernaturalist: you said that last month.
DasmanianDevil: thats true...Ryme
: My favorite bar in town has a sign that says "free beer tomorrow."
Zelandoni: Ah, What's the deal with Mount Vernon? Anything you're willing to share?
: Ah, Mount Vernon is just one of those little personal touches. I had a car break down there on my first day of spring break. Things went downhill from there.
Seventhcross: It's KY! what more do you need? KY rules!Ryme
: It's always symbolized a little bit of personal hell for me.
Night Shade: are you gona do more places?
The Supernaturalist: what are your opinions on the swine flu? Ryme
: Also, growing up in Indiana, one learns a general disdain for Kentucky, even if it's completely irrational. Most states have rivals like that.
Harry Dresden: Will you adjust any iotm characteristics if new regular items are comparable down the road?
Ryme (em): goes hog wild for swine flu
ROFLman69 (em): suggests that people start using correct terminology: H1N1 InfluenzaRyme
: That's tough, Harry. I generally create the IotM's with the belief they're better than I'd make an in-game item.
The Supernaturalist: projected date for theta?Ryme
: I'm likely to have in-game items that maybe have a fraction of the total effect, though. Did that with the computer interface for the Helm, for instance.
DasmanianDevil: many older iotm's have been surpassed by in game items
The Supernaturalist: does that mean that the awesomeness of in-game obtainable items must always be measured and be limited by previous iotms?
Satan: have they, DD?
DasmanianDevil: why would i ever wear a vhf1 suitRyme
: not necessarily, Supernaturalist. Depends how difficult it is to acquire the items. Ultrarares, for instance, might be comparable.
DasmanianDevil: when i could have smart shirt\/pants
Seventhcross: Can you give us the actual numbers for the smuggler sidekick? It seems most of the IotM's have their numbers listed, I think the Smuggler should, since it is a direct result of an IotM.
Satan: that's a personal choice, though :\/
The Supernaturalist: you sure haven't made 'em that way so far, though admittedly their benefits are different, not worse.
DasmanianDevil: its more powerful armor wise and effect wiseRyme
: Can it be worn at level 1, DD?Ryme
: "more powerful" can depend a lot on circumstances.
Harry Dresden (em): loves the VHF-1 suit because it's wearable at 1.
The Supernaturalist: question about that, why DONT you make level requirements for transportation?Ryme
: Seventhcross: I suspect someone will figure out the numbers fairly quickly.
Satan: not to mention, it can transform into the fighter, which is range 5 + PP + airstrikes
The Supernaturalist: ryme, not with only 3 -item effects in the game they wontRyme
: I'd never thought about level requirements for transportation. Might be a good idea, actually.
The Supernaturalist: with the only known item drop rate being for the harbor
Satan: damnit >.> there goes my plan to use the VHFRyme
: Sorry, SN, but that's not completely true. A very easy spading method is being overlooked.
The Supernaturalist: i mean, with my iotms i am managing to kill triassic creatures at level 2..
Harry Dresden: I think iotm stuff will never have level limits, right?
ROFLman69: they wont
Satan: iotms already do, don't they?Ryme
: equip requiremens? Probably not.
The Supernaturalist (em): is going to highlight that one for muhandes.
ROFLman69: i mean, some people actually paid for those
Harry Dresden: Requirements, I meant.Ryme
: Unless I do something like the VHF-1 that transforms, and different shapes might have different requirements. But probably not even then.
Satan: huh. i think kol has limits on theirs, but not 100% sure
The Supernaturalist: though IF retcon is implemented in a way similar to kol's, they might create a problem.
The Supernaturalist: Q: what did you have for dinner and lunch today?Ryme
: They don't Satan. Ice pick can be worn at level 1.
Satan: oh... nevermind then >.>Ryme
: And all the rest of the gear.
DasmanianDevil: what is this whole retcon\/acension thing about? is there a froum link explaining it?
The Supernaturalist: yes, das, \/search in forums.
Ryme (em): has no idea why he selected "ice pick" of all of them.
The Supernaturalist: it's a speed ascension item.
The Supernaturalist: well, ice sickle is.
Harry Dresden: Because it lost almost all it's value because of in game items?
Seventhcross (em): has another questionRyme
: Retcon is my idea for the equivalent of ascension in KoL. Basically, you finish the last quest and can replay the game, but slowly gaining skills and improving.
Seventhcross: who is the Mick
Malk-a-mite: The Mick (# 5060) is a level 18 Elemental Hero
The Supernaturalist: check in forums, seventh. he's the theta boss.
ROFLman69: What in the world do those Dark Arts do anyways? You toss them up, and then what?Ryme
: thanks, Malk.
Seventhcross: that's a good answer... let me try again.
Seventhcross: Is the Mick going to have a cool alternate identity, simple yes or no question...Ryme
: I'll also say this: if you've done all the existing quests, you've had a brush with the Mick
Harry Dresden: I'm the Mick, aren't I?
DasmanianDevil (em): is not familiar with kol terms
The Supernaturalist: whenever he's (or she) is released, it'll signify the advancement of twilightheroes in the next stage of development
Malk-a-mite: I was hoping for a comb with the Mick....
ROFLman69: Yes Harry, you are the Mick
Harry Dresden (em): is Irish on his mother's side.
Seventhcross (em): is Irish on his fathers side
The Supernaturalist: Q: how many more minutes of tea time?Ryme
: You two are long-lost twins?
The Supernaturalist: oh, so now RYME's asking the questions.Ryme
: At least 6, maybe more if there's still questions.
Seventhcross (em): starts looking through birth records
Harry Dresden: Cousins. Everyone in Ireland is related.
Night Shade: change of plans
The Supernaturalist: Q: how many levels worth of "game-finishing" quests are you planning on?
ROFLman69: Can you make the boss fights more EPIC? Like, most of them end with a few clicks, nothing flashy. Maybe make so epic dialouge and special attacks?
Night Shade: i repeated the bard quest again and i alredy do it why?Ryme
: Roflman: I try, but it's tough, especially with higher-level players. There was plenty of dialogue in level 8, I thought.
The Supernaturalist: AND harder? maybe a DDD-type scaling enemy that's immune to combat items?
The Supernaturalist: so no TNTs?Ryme
: Night Shade: I reset the quest because I changed the format, and to include another reward.
ROFLman69: Well can some of us help with plot development, maybe contribute an idea for plot here or there? BTW agree with SuperNaturaRyme
: There could be a scaling boss, maybe.
Night Shade: whf? what is it for?Ryme
: As for the number of levels, that's tough. My initial plan had 10 quests plus a showdown.
Night Shade: yeah but it suck
The Supernaturalist: 11 levels doesn't really take much, considering how far I and other players have gotten on a single fradayRyme
: But I've since thought up another 4 quests, and another showdown. Not sure if I'll do them all before adding retcon, though. I think retcon will add a lot to the game and I don't want to put it offRyme
: too much.
Korlash: Hey everyone.
DasmanianDevil: can you give me the special abilityt to temp ban supernaturalist when he acts up?
ROFLman69: hey KorRyme
: Night Shade: there's probably more to it than you've seen.
ROFLman69: Haha Das
Harry Dresden: We all need that ability.
ROFLman69: If the world could temp. ban Super....
ROFLman69: I wouldn't have to put up with him everydayRyme
: I've got mods for that.
The Supernaturalist: ryme, he's talking about the boomstick. i'm pm'ing him and he's responding in \/c normalRyme
The Supernaturalist: (das, that is.)
Night Shade: can you get the boomstick again?Ryme
: While I'm waiting for some closing questions, entertain yourselves by picking a \/card, any \/card.
ROFLman69: 5 of spadesRyme
: Yep, there's no limit on the "ultra-rares."
DasmanianDevil: queen of hearts
Seventhcross: If you get new ideas for classes would you be open to implementing them, assuming you like them?
The Supernaturalist: any plans for new ultra rares?
Harry Dresden: But I don't like the jack of hearts.
Satan: You caught a fish!Ryme
: The problem with extra classes is fitting them in around the existing ones. That means not only themes, but use of stats and such.
Seventhcross (em): picks a random cardRyme
: Yup: I just did the artwork for an ultrare yesterday.
DasmanianDevil: i wish there was another reflex class
Satan: damnit. and i'm still trying to find the last one ;_;
The Supernaturalist: maybe if you fixed the darn thbot..Ryme
: I'll go ahead and say it's part of the forthcoming high-level content.
Satan: i do it by hand. the bot wouldn't help.
ROFLman69: So i think players should have section in the forums to contribute their own artwork for items and enemies and plot etc.
DasmanianDevil: gadgeteerr is only one that can really use ranged weapons effectively
Night Shade: how do you now there are ultra rare?
The Supernaturalist: it's colored
The Supernaturalist: and isn't discardable
The Supernaturalist: are we done then?
Harry Dresden: Did the drop rate on the sock puppet get changed earlier this year?
DasmanianDevil: jitterbug = bitter jug
The Supernaturalist: nvmRyme
: Yeah, I think we're at a good stopping point.
ROFLman69: Hey Night Shade, a MGS fan I see
The Supernaturalist: no harry, all UR drop rates are still the ame
Seventhcross (em): would like to see a "brawler" class that fights better without weapons equiped.
The Supernaturalist: *sameRyme
: Hopefully this was entertaining and\/or educational for some of you.
Night Shade: yeah my favorite game i
Satan: the question was basically, was it originally \/not\/ a UR
DasmanianDevil: thanks ryme
Night Shade: i love it
ROFLman69: nice, I finished MGS 3 recently
Satan: and you don't really know if the UR drop rates are the same, do you? :pRyme
: Assuming it went over well, I'll try to set up another, probably in a week or maybe two.
Harry Dresden: Exactly, Satan. I used to get one every week or so until January or February.
ROFLman69: Never gotten a UR in my life.
Malk-a-mite: Ryme is it true you live in a cave and only come out to forage for food and C+ manuals?Ryme
: The puppet was slightly less rare for its first week or two, but it's been the same since.
Malk-a-mite: Oh, did I miss the Q&A session?
Night Shade: cool i play finished everyone but no the 4Ryme
: PHP manuals, Malk.
Satan: AHA! in your face cris >.>
Harry Dresden: Interesting. Very interesting.
The Supernaturalist: aight, i'm stopping the transcript here.Ryme
: But I do mean "slightly". Like 75%?
ROFLman69: OH yea Ryme
Harry Dresden: Guess my multi was just having good luck. Like those people that find two Ebon Eyes in a single day.
ROFLman69: I had an idea
The Supernaturalist: posted in forums.
Night Shade: can we do rare items or we can do them in the futureRyme
: thanks, SN
ROFLman69: have a special event for your B-Day