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DIDN’T YOU KNOW? THE SKILL CAP IS 200 ON SIEGE NOW

Adrick sends in a story of what many of us have suspected…. atrophy on Siege Perilous is hosed.

I think your readers should know that skill atrophy on SP is wacked out bro. As you probably know I lost GM smith twice in 30 min to this. I refuse to play Adrick (Smith) as anything now other than a smith. I created a new guy who only has 6 skills. His skill points add to a whopping 238 as of last night. Anyway I wanted to tell you that last night after Hiding not 10 min before I lost a .1 of hiding and gained a .1 of mace. I then hid and gained it right back and lost a .1 of resist. Similiar see saw gains happened on many of my skills and what was disturbing was I was usuing all of them and have only 6 skills with values above the base.

So the moral of the story is – on SP dont play a gm smith as anything other than a smith or get the smithing last. Im kinda pissed I have to use my second account on there but I am left with no other choice. I think this is a legit beef for skill locks – I really dont care about any skill other than smithing because of the makers marks. The other skills are only nice for the title Grandmaster on the paper doll – the .1 is meaningless.

What many GM smiths and GM archers are doing on Siege is buying 30 of a skill they’ll never use (cooking or fishing or some such) and hoping that that gets caught in the atrophy trap.

You know, dev team, it would NOT BE THAT HARD to code in a little skill lock. Hell, make it so it only activates when you hit GM in something. Speaking from experience, hitting GM in a skill is hard enough to achieve without having to do it over once you accidentally gain .01 in camping or something.

I SURE AM GLAD THAT OSI MADE ALL SMURFS OLDER THAN 25 NOW, IT ENSURES A HIGH LEVEL OF MATURITY!

Slade of LS writes:

Whilst strolling through Minoc, I stumbled upon a certain Counselor Stark. Now, I know many counselors aren’t packing too much in the way of brain power and/or people skills, but this bad mutha fucka was lacking both it seemed. He didn’t even talk in complete sentences. After laughing uproariously at him for a few minutes, I realised that this was one of those Kodak Moments I had always heard about. So, I whip out my ScreenShot utility and, using all the compiled knowledge of my Photography 101 class, captured this moment for generations to come. Here, in all its glory, is the sum of (Counselor)+(Minoc Bank)+(Possibly large amounts of alcohol)

I DON’T KNOW, MAN, THE THOUGHT OF LUM.DRTWISTER.COM IS JUST… IT’S JUST… BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

I just had to share this email exchange with you all.

From: ****@evilsite.com
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 2:10 PM
To: lum@webtoys.net
Subject: I really like your site. =)

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Game Hut Networks

From: lum@webtoys.net
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 2:15 PM
To: ****@evilsite.com
Subject: Re: I really like your site. =)

Have you actually *read* the site?

Lum “the” Mad

CRACK STRIKE FORCE BLOWS UP ANOTHER MAD TOWER… OR WAS THAT STRIKE FORCE ON CRACK?

Once again we at Lum the Mad have laid waste to a perfectly innocuous message board. It seemed that someone followed the link I posted yesterday regarding the Avatar of Love and Purity and posted a juvenile flame involving me, my writing, the fact that in real life I look like a mutated cross between Jabba the Hutt and Andre the Giant, and muttered aspersions about computer programmers and my wife.

This prompted about 40,000 replies, all defending my better half’s honor to some degree. Her response was a quizzical “Huh? I mean, I’m no raving beauty but I don’t think anyone needs to put a bag over my head or anything…”

For the record, I like her, she likes me, and last time I checked, neither one of us were looking for dates. Now go make fun of someone else!