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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:24 pm 
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Alright, well I'm going to have to be productive out in the real world then. I hope the bugs don't prove to be too time consuming Nezmar, I miss our little clan base we have going!


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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:37 pm 
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Haha i love how at the homepage if you hover your mouse for how many players are online it's always at the 10 of us now :) makes us look busy.


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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Just a quick update to let you know I haven't forgotten...

Sorry, I've been out of town... I hope to get a chance to look at this sometime this weekend.

Best regards to all,

--Nezmar


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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:03 am 
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Yeah, so it turns out the bug was that you could basically get unlimited gold. I'm not exactly sure what to do about trying to determine the extent of the abuse, I don't have a good mechanism for that. To that end, I'm actually considering a full player wipe. Any thoughts? Sorry about all the inconvenience... this was *my* fault... it was a bug I created.

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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:43 am 
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It's back up for now...

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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:32 am 
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[quote="Nezmar"] I'm actually considering a full player wipe. Any thoughts? [/quote]

please don't


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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:09 pm 
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doesnt bother me


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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:31 pm 
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Reasons to NOT have a pwipe:

Off the top of my head...

Talking longterm stability in a game vs time invested in it, to show the players your willing to keep it up for the longrun and allow them to invest time and energy into playing it and building the community.

Muds are a niche game, and honestly over the years the interest has been dwindling. Though a few of the younger generation play, overall its us people who grew up playing them who continue to play them. That being said, we are no longer kids with tons of time to spare. The majority of us have careers, families, other focuses. So yes we value the time we place within the game, and many would feel that this close to the last wipe. Why bother?

There really isn't a reason to. No one is max level, quite a bit of content left to experience, and really with the last rollback there is limited damage done due to the bug.

That being said.

Shortly people will already be hitting max level, and no I dont believe we should increase max level, instead we need to get people building and rping. Need to have content added back into the game, yes I understand its an investment of time, but you do have people who are more then willing to be staff/builders/admin, and honestly love this game enough they would be happy to help.

We need progress within DL, and obviously you have passion and vision where you would like to have the game to evolve. But really, till then lets continue to have the game advance, and continue to keep the interests of the players. Which means keep on getting content, get some people interesting in RPing involved with running RP's.

Just some thoughts and feedback.
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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:07 pm 
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I'm not sure the "rollbacks" as you indicate were adequate, there was no real way for me to track these bugs and see who they impacted and how. At any rate, for the time being these do seem to be adequate so I'm going to just take a wait and see approach. The bugs had the potential to impact the game in a number of different ways (which are not necessarily obvious).

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 Post subject: Re: NEW Distant Lands - Roleplay Required Edition
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:54 pm 
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Ok, sorry if the purge suggestion seemed over dramatic... this WAS a very serious bug... the ability to have unlimited gold combined with the ability to give your character massive bonuses with gold via MPPs could have created a major imbalance in the game.

That said, EVERYTHING LOOKS FINE... No purge... carry on!

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