|Created||April 9, 1999|
Okk (Life's Blood)
Multitudes of ideas. More newbie helping than you can shake a stick at.
[ 37] Pitt: groups
Thu Oct 20 17:28:50 2005
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=>Tynian, Sat Oct 22 05 17:17:06: Looks interesting.. yet complicated, both from a code and game play standpoint.
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I think grouping could be made a bit more interesting. First of all, assist could be enhanced so 'assist group all' would make a character assist anyone in the group. Also a new command that would enable the leader to rearrange the order of the group would be needed. Perhaps 'formation kalara 3' would put Kalara in position 3, and the previous character in position 3, and those below, would shuffle down until Kalara's original position was filled.
With the administration out of the way, some new game mechanics could be implemented. Based on room type, the group could be assumed to form a circle (e.g. outdoor rooms, flying rooms) or a column (corridors, inside rooms).
In a circle formation, players would only be able to rescue the two players immediately above and below them on the group list (and the first and last on the list could rescue each other). Area attacks would target a specific player, and then have lesser effects on those around them (perhaps 100% damage on the target, 80% damage with a 10%chance of missing entirely on the neighbors in the group, and so on, maybe with a level modifier also).
In a column formation, an opponent would either engage the front or the rear of the column. The first and last pairs would fight at full ability, the second and second-last maybe at 75% and so on. With an odd number of group members there would be one in the middle. Players could only rescue those in the same or the next row of the column, but area attacks would affect the whole group.
There might be scope for more expansion in future major updates too. Mobs could have special abilities to attack more than one part of circle formation (dragons attacking in one place with claws, and lashing at another with their tail). Some spells might be useless in the middle of a column formation (shocking grasp would be no use, but lightning bolt would still be ok)
There are loads more ways combat mechanics could change for large enough groups, but there are some starting ideas here :)
A scrawny birdman is here, ruffling his dark grey feathers, revealing a vivid green downy layer underneath. Upon noticing you, he raises a pair of flying goggles to his eyes and peers at you through the lenses, and chirps some Aarakocran gibberish at you. Apparently frustrated at your lack of comprehension, he unfolds his wings from across his back and takes to the air.
Pitt supports Locate Object for Shamans and the reintroduction of vortex drops at Hawk Peak and Seaside, and Leery & Friends.
Pitt has a special twinkle in his eye.
Aar [ Th:19 Wa:15 Sh:20 ] Pitt would like to speak with Khore. *life* 08/12/2000 Aar [ Th:20 Wa:15 Sh:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder of Life's Blood 08/21/2000 Aar [ Sh:21 Wa:15 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder of Life's Blood 09/19/2000 Aar [ Sh:23 Wa:15 Th:20 ] Pitt; Avian Elder, Aleka's Brother. *Life* [Nash] 10/16/2000 Aar [ Sh:28 Wa:15 Th:20 ] Pitt; Avian Elder, Aleka's brother. *Life's Blood 01/24/2001 Aar [ Sh:29 Wa:15 Th:20 ] Pitt; Avian Elder, Aleka's brother. *Life's Blood 02/02/2001 Aar [ Wa:17 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt; Avian Elder, Aleka's Brother. *Life/Dreams* 07/15/2001 Aar [ Wa:18 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder of Life and Dreams 09/12/2001 Aar [ Wa:18 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder of Life and Dreams 10/11/2001 Aar [ Wa:19 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder of Life and Dreams 11/29/2001 Aar [ Wa:19 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder of Life and Dreams 12/31/2001 Aar [ Wa:19 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder of Life and Dreams 01/07/2002 Aar [ Wa:20 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt misses Leery and friends.. *life**dreams* 04/27/2002 Aar [ Wa:21 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder. *life**dreams* 05/15/2002 Aar [ Wa:23 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder. *life**dreams* 11/15/2002 Aar [ Wa:23 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder. *life**dreams* 12/24/2002 Aar [ Wa:23 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt: <**> <**> <**> <**> ... 03/10/2003 Aar [ Wa:24 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder *life*dreams*FATE* 05/10/2003 Aar [ Wa:25 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder *life*dreams*FATE* 05/12/2003 Aar [ Wa:26 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Elder *life*dreams*FATE* 06/06/2003 Aar [ Wa:26 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Hand of Fate 07/01/2003 Aar [ Wa:27 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt has feathered hands. *life*dreams*FATE* 08/04/2003 Aar [ Wa:28 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Avian Hand of Fate 09/27/2003 Aar [ Wa:29 Sh:30 Th:20 ] Pitt, Feathered Hand of Fate 11/13/2003 Aar [ Th:23 Wa:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Feathered Hand of Fate (TY-TMQFC) 12/01/2003 Aar [ Th:26 Wa:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Feathered Hand of Fate *T2MQFC* 12/22/2003 Aar [ Th:27 Wa:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Feathered Hand of Fate *T2MQFC* 02/02/2004 Aar [ Th:29 Wa:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Feathered Hand of Fate *T2QMFC* 02/09/2004 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Feathered Hand of Fate *T2QMFC* 03/10/2004 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Hand of Fate. (Taoiseach) (T2MQFC) 04/25/2004 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Hand of Fate. (Taoiseach) 12/20/2004 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt: Ideas Bird. *Fate(Mystic/Hand/Taoiseach)* 09/10/2005 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt: Chosen Bird. *Fate(Taoiseach,Mystic,Hand)* 12/20/2005 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt: Chosen Bird. *Fate(Taoiseach,Mystic,Hand)* 01/30/2006 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt. Taoiseach of Fate, Snack of Life. 09/10/2006 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, purveyor of fine Jacek hide. *fate* 10/13/2006 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, purveyor of fine Jacek hide. *fate* 12/20/2007 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, nexus bird 01/25/2011 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, Dr Pitt has your medicine right here *nexus 02/12/2011 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt says, 'You're deaf, Abel' (nexus) 03/08/2011 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt fears no rift but his own! 03/09/2011 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt is going on holidays, who'll cover my votes? 03/15/2011 Aar [ Wa:30 Th:30 Sh:30 ] Pitt, nexus bird 05/12/2011
PK statistics for Pitt (pacifist): Pitt has initiated 7 attacks, 3 justified, and 4 not justified. 1 attacks have been recent (1 justified, 0 not justified). Pitt has been attacked 46 times (25 justified, 21 not justified). 4 attacks have been recent (0 justified, 4 not justified). 3 recent unjustified attacks by reprisalists. 1 recent unjustified attack by sociopaths. Pitt is credited with 0 PKs (0 justified, 0 not justified). 0 kills have been recent (0 justified, 0 not justified). Pitt has been killed 2 times (0 justified, 2 not justified). 0 deaths are recent (0 justified, 0 not justified).
(written in 2003 as a requirement to join the Chosen of Fate. Not updated since that time.)
Pitt's origins are unremarkable, being hatched and raised on the cliffs of Aaracity along with his younger sister Aleka. His features are more avian than many Aarakocra, having a short pointed beak in place of nose and jaw, and plumage covering his head, shoulders, and abdomen. His feathers are a glossy dark grey, over a vivid green down revealed when ruffled by touch or a stiff wind.
Like many aarakocrans, Pitt has a slight tendency towards avarice, being often unwilling to spend shiny coins, and occasionally deciding not to give a particularly well-crafted piece of equipment to someone he feels doesn't really need it. He is occasionally inclined towards seemingly random acts of generosity, however, and rarely accepts trades, and never gold, in exchange for his gifts. He also always helps a friend in true need however he can.
His adventuring career was started at least in part by that avarice, being fascinated by the copper and golden starburst worn by the adepts of the Aaracity Shaman Guild, and contributing to his early adoption of the thief's discipline also. Eventually his frequently singed tailfeathers prompted him to learn the skills of the warrior also.
Despite being a little tight-fisted with gold, Pitt is always willing to lend his spear to a good cause. He considers himself good at heart, though willing to help evils in most cases, and definitely too nice for a red aura. As a young shaman he briefly followed JohnPaul in Virtue, and Masher's ITK before they became inactive. He was then accepted into Life's Blood, following a Guardian Spirit who frequently killed and ate him, lamenting the lack of barbeque sauce, but to whom he was still fiercely loyal. For a time after Okk's retirement he wandered alone, hoping for the Spirit's return, but eventually joined Tamar's following of Dreams, where he stayed until Her Ascension.
- Pitt was a member of the Taoiseach - the Council of the Chosen of Fate. He was also one of the 'Hands of Fate' - a specific group of thieves within the following with rigorous guidelines.
- Pitt was made the head of the Mystics of Fate on 08/16/2005.
half-gloves of a supple forest green leather
These green leather gloves were designed to leave the fingers bare and nimble.
Extra Description: Gloves Green
A soft yet strong leather of some sort was used to make these gloves.
They have been dyed to match the color of fresh forest leaves: green
so deep and pure that surely any dryad would drool at the very sight.
On the palms, someone has embroidered a spider's web.
Extra Description: Web
Upon the web, a small widow spider perches. Embroidered, of course.
Then it seems to move, and you wonder...
(Entwined) the Sigils Argedo and Odegra
Long Description: Coiling endlessly around one another, Argedo and Odegra are bound in antinomy.
<worn on finger> (Artifact magic) (Entwined) the Sigils Argedo and Odegra
Look sigil ebon odegra:
The Ebon Sigil Odegra traces the beginning and the end of all journeys.
Look glyph sapphire argedo:
The Sapphire Glyph Argedo is the mirror of Odegra, path to its gateway.
Like the eternal struggle between night and day, tide and shore, the Sigils
Odegra and Argedo writhe upon the flat, oval surface of this ebon jade band.
A faint glow still surrounds the band, touched as it was by the mystic fire
wielded by Fate's Wyld Sorceress, Lanfear Daermon N'a'shezbaernon. In time,
it was passed to another who would marshal its magics for the good of those
Chosen by the Lady: Pitt, a mighty shaman whose quiet wisdom and experience
led the Weaver to name him Taoiseach.
Coiling endlessly around one another, Argedo and Odegra are bound in antinomy.
You see the following faint symbols: [mGG|AC -1 con(1) svs(-3) hth(20) ]
You see the following inscription:
To the wyld, and its dawning beauty
2/11/00 - Pitt slays a Duergar Cleric for Mob Mastery #30, and regains the last of his three lost levels from his IMP reform from Virtue, slaying the Zombie of Caithen the Blacksmith in Tier Sh'Halen.
6/9/00 - Pitt completes MM#44- Darl'shinai, and reaches level 17, slaying Elder Mordath a few moments later. (Th:17/Wa:15/Sh:20)
8/21/00: Pitt, at this time a member of Life's Blood (and a Nashite), dies in Velelasier. He is corpse-rescued by Plane (a WarDancer). Plane proclaims that as a result, "everyone should not say that he's not a good guy for a period of one week at least."
10/19/00 - Pitt slays Kappa for MM46.
11/24/00 - Pitt completes three Mob Mastery quests - #50, a tribal witchdoctor. #51, Heim's wife. #52, an Instructor.
3/6/01 - Pitt slays Tuff the Champion for MM#60 and the Midgaard Assassin for #61.
10/3/01- Pitt completed MM#75 - Guido. Lins bad recalls and dies in Jester's keep. Noctus, Pitt and Kaldred attempt a rescue, but the key is not obtainable.
4/24/02 - Pitt levels to Wa:20/Sh:30/Th:20
5/2/02 - Pitt gets mobm 78, the malenest Master Mage, " thanks to a portal from Lanfear."
05/25/02 - Pitt levels to Wa:22\Sh:30\Th:20.
10/28/02 - Pitt gained warrior level 23 and his 500th hit point today by slaying the Aran warrior guildmaster.
11/4/02 - Pitt reports, 'I declared war on kerri's following.. or as close as I can without pking'.
12/16/02: Pitt posts this note regarding a GT:
Pitt: phoenix GT \ Mon Dec 16 23:19:37 2002 \ To: all \ I'm organising a gt on the 1st or 2nd of Feb. If you're interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know, and also include day/time preferences and venue suggestions if possible :) -pitt.
12/18/02 - Noctus nearly dies himself when he attempts a CR in Master's Tower for Keat and Belsamber. Pitt assists, and all corpses are returned.
12/19/02 - Pitt kills Ygren the Sword Crafter for the second MM in a row - #82
12/23/02 - Pitt kills the Divine Theologian with aid from Fobro and Natilena for MM#82.
12/24/02 - Pitt reports he 'just swung my first post-betrayal caps ;)'.
03/10/03 - Pitt CRs Tuck's corpse (in two parts)... where? Pitt's soul rift *** ANNIHILATES *** a green dragon.
04/29/03 - At the Fateful Hour this evening, Pitt joins the Chosen of Fate.
05/01/03 - Pitt ascends to Wa:24\Sh:30\Th:20.
57/03 - During the very early AM, a team CR was performed for Kylanea in the Vile Rule. Although no one could carry the entire corpse, Ihsahn, Pitt and Ananasi of Fate managed the retrieval.
05/11/03 - Pitt completes an LQ for 440 total points.
05/12/03 - Pitt of Fate ascends to Wa:25\Sh:30\Th:20.
05/19/03 - Pitt gets over 100 points in LQs, and his third attack improved to expert!
05/23/03 - Pitt of Fate ascends to Wa:26\Sh:30\Th:20.
6/12/03 - Pitt completes several Location Quests to reach 635 points total, his last one taking him to the north shore of Mithas.
06/23/03 - Milena is killed by a clay golem and Pitt and Kethran work together on the CR.
08/30/03 - Pitt celebrates his 1000 year birthday.
01/02/04 - Pitt earns 1007 Location Quest points.
02/20/04 - Pitt levels to Thief level 30, effective level 50!
04/19/04 - Pitt reaches 404 MobHunt points.
04/29/04 - Pitt celebrates his 1200 year birthday.
08/20/05 - Pitt kills the Lineaoth Camp Leader for mobmastery level 85.
09/24/05 - Pitt celebrates his 1400 year birthday.
05/11/06- Pitt kills Cromick, the centaur patriarch for mobmastery level 86.
12/12/06 - Pitt reaches 1,600 years of age.
09/12/08 - Upon login, Pitt is reformed from the Chosen of Fate.
12/01/10 - Pitt obtains a PFILE restore.
12/11/10 - Pitt joins the Nexus