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by niko
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: Proposed Idea, change in death penalty
Replies: 20
Views: 5318

Re: Proposed Idea, change in death penalty

Personally I'd like to see another option ... 4) Keep things the same, but rework the mechanics of gear loss / stripping to work like EverQuest. Where instead of getting stripped you leave a corpse that you can carry/move and loot. It would need some other restrictions too to keep the risk - like ma...
by niko
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Fighter/Mentalists
Topic: f/m issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7871

Re: f/m issues

On more testing... haste seems to work fine on npcs. Maybe just give players the npc version on high speed game if that's possible?
by niko
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Fighter/Mentalists
Topic: f/m issues
Replies: 25
Views: 7871

Re: f/m issues

Can confirm losing rounds while hasted in high speed game. Usually lose 1 round every 3-4 rounds. I'm guessing haste actually changes the round interval, but on high speed game round interval is already as low as it can go? Not sure why that would cause the negative effects we see... maybe some weir...
by niko
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Submit an Idea!
Topic: Air hexes & wyverns in sdc
Replies: 15
Views: 2693

Re: Air hexes & wyverns in sdc

Well unless you're using a macro like "search corpse; t item" someone else can always loot your items. But I guess the main issue here is that you don't get to choose when to search? That should be easy enough to fix by just having the corpses immediately drop to the bog when you kill with a DoT (th...
by niko
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Submit an Idea!
Topic: Air hexes & wyverns in sdc
Replies: 15
Views: 2693

Re: Air hexes & wyverns in sdc

I think the flee code should definitely be removed from all the flying npcs in the wyvern area. As for loot ending up in the air/bog in general I think it is fine as is. IMO the loot hassle for thieves is a fair trade-off for how easily thieves can solo the area. If you don't want to deal with chasi...
by niko
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Submit an Idea!
Topic: ancient indicator ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

ancient indicator ...

With how fast many of us age our crits and use YPs, any chance we could get an age/ancient indicator on the main game window? Or even just add it to the 'list stats' output at the very end would be nice. It just gets annoying to constantly pull up skills/stats windows or do 'list self' and have to s...
by niko
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: noding on pk
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

noding on pk

Another gigantic annoyance lately is the "node anytime you kill another player" 'feature'. Could we please turn this off? Not that I go around pk'ing people... but it can often be of strategic benefit to pk someone in your own party. Oh, and the fact that most of the time after you node because of t...
by niko
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Submit an Idea!
Topic: Transmute
Replies: 0
Views: 978

Transmute

Now that hexes (at least in NL) can hold up to 4m of coins it would be really nice if transmute could be tweaked to only pop enough things to max out the ground's coin limit and leave the rest of the items. I'm pretty sure vendor npcs already do something similar if you use the old style method of s...
by niko
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Submit an Idea!
Topic: Questor window
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Questor window

Yeah, it's probably just an oversight. 500k is an artificial limit imposed by the FE (much like checking skill at a trainer who can't train you... you can get around the 500k banker limit). If Brad is still tweaking the FE for SDC may as well change this too.
by niko
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: Need help with new FE install please
Replies: 12
Views: 2660

Re: Need help with new FE install please

Sorry if that wasn't clear, Server is just the actual Drakkar server that drakkarlobby.exe communicates with -- nothing for you to run. Do you have any anti-virus programs installed and running? Many of them have firewall type features built in as well... like I believe Norton and AVG both do, I for...
by niko
Sun May 31, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: Need help with new FE install please
Replies: 12
Views: 2660

Re: Need help with new FE install please

Sounds like a firewall issue. Are you using any firewalls other than built-in windows xp firewall? Try disabling them if so. But there are 2 parts for drak communications... Lobby <> Server (which sounds like is working fine) and... Game / Roller <> Lobby <> Server Seems as if the Game / Roller <> L...
by niko
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Submit an Idea!
Topic: Thieves and Throwing
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: Thieves and Throwing

Quick Shadow (11% chance to trigger at sk 37, 20/20 purchases) can trigger on both throws when on hex. That on hex requirement for QS is another thing that irks me about throw. Unless you're killing braindead (stand still when they see no player) crits you're only ever going to be on-hex most of th...
by niko
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: terror bloods
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

terror bloods

Buying terror bloods (need a ton of them)... paying 45m / 2 bloods. Other offers/trades considered.

PM gohmer in DZ or niko in IRC.
by niko
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Healers
Topic: Healer quirks
Replies: 13
Views: 5190

Re: Healer quirks

Yeah snapshot is pretty worthless... about all it is good for is to bug people getting stoned or to make it harder to dex people. I've seen it actually work where it mattered maybe four times (and that's being generous). Even after the supposed sk38 bonus it's still terrible.
by niko
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: disappearing crits
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Re: disappearing crits

Some more possibly helpful info...

If you leave one player off the main zoo hex it seems to help a few more crits not disappear ... even if none of the crits are actually on that player's hex and they're still all on the main zoo hex.
by niko
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: disappearing crits
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Re: disappearing crits

Ah, thought it had been brought up before, but didn't feel like searching for the old thread. And actually they're not just wandering off. It's pretty easy to see when the crit population takes a drastic nose-dive or if you put a thief at entrance to cave - the npcs go in and never come out. It just...
by niko
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: disappearing crits
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

disappearing crits

It is most noticeable when skilling in BDC with a large party, but have also seen it in mormar when zoos get REALLY big. Anyways the issue is that when you get a big enough zoo npcs will just disappear, never to be seen again... it also seems to break their regen, lowering the overall number of npcs...
by niko
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: primal/advanced ability logging
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

primal/advanced ability logging

- Added logging when a primal/advanced ability is learned, including time/date/location/etc
That's great, but one possible issue... is this also going to log ones we already know the first time we log in with them or something like that? Lots of folks already know all their tiers...


~niko
by niko
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: missing tiers...
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

Re: missing tiers...

I didn't expect him to do anything except most likely escalate it on to Brad... which he has apparently now done, but that's not at all what I was told earlier.
by niko
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: missing tiers...
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

Re: missing tiers...

Which brings up another problem these days -- you shouldn't get different results based on who you talk to about a bug. They should have a clear stance on known bugs that they follow and anything outside of this should get escalated to Brad. Customer service 101...
by niko
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: missing tiers...
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

Re: missing tiers...

Well just got the word from Mars that they don't track tiers and I'll just need to find new scrolls... which is rather ridiculous considering barb field tiers are some of the only 'rare' items in game. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but this is a new low for Drakkar... most expensive yet least up...
by niko
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: missing tiers...
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

Re: missing tiers...

Doh, that sucks Terrel. Avatar Health is the one I'm most afraid I'm going to lose... took me forever to find that for my healer.

Were they able to look at the logs and see you did indeed have it at one time and replace it? Or was it "too bad so sad"?
by niko
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Game Issues
Topic: missing tiers...
Replies: 16
Views: 3583

missing tiers...

So when I first realized my MA was missing bear claw, I was slightly annoyed but laughed it off because a 75/37 MA missing bear claw is kind of funny. Tonight I noticed another crit starting to get the "you don't know that discipline" spam... and after checking all my crits I'm missing at least 4 ti...
by niko
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Submit an Idea!
Topic: Exp/Skill Buffer!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

Re: Exp/Skill Buffer!!

I totally agree that we either need a buffer or make lvl 75 items into lvl 74 items. The current situation is beyond annoying -- and it's the little things like this that could easily be changed that can really irritate people and make them go sour on a game.


~niko
by niko
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Quirks System
Topic: Applied Thievery
Replies: 14
Views: 6715

Re: Applied Thievery

AT seems quite bugged when you have more than one thief in a party. thief 1 has 20/20 AT thief 2 has 8/20 AT thief 1 in party, killing with charge gets an even split between thief and weapon skill (.04% in each). add thief 2 to party, thief 1 still killing with charge now makes .04% weapon skill and...