January 30, 2005

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January 30, 2005

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Welcome to the Barren Realms MUD Newsletter:

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IDEAS -- feel free to comment on these!

Tea: make the invisible flag visible on locate object... If you can find it and have
detect invis, you should be able to tell it is invis...

Badman: only allow channel commands with an argument, like with tell... It's annoying
when you catch the . or @ or q or anything like that whilst playing and it wipes the
history of a genuine question, etc...

Badman: allow potions that can hold more than one dose of spells...

Badman: you should be able to donate body parts as food

Badman: don't make drunkenness effects as chronic when you revert to 'you are neither
hungry nor thirsty' - Lots of people manage to eat kebabs when drunk...

Iori: heroes should be able to follow mortals until lvl 5 since it's too easy to gain a
lvl 2...

Disaster: how about a beeph command, to see any beeps we may have inadvertently missed?

Badman: indicate in 'affects' when you are full, i.e. too full to eat pills or food

Characters that need to login:

Aldur, Arabandia, Aurian, Blair, Brog, Camber, Colibris, Condorito, Elendor, Fireoak,
Freska, Ganon, Geech, Gilkam, Glorn, Goldfinger, Grogar, Hiphop, Hocky, Josh, Kikyo,
Krafty, Linker, Lunasanura, Majora, Manson, Metrius, Peken, Relg, Sangue, Scatterbrain,
Slim, Solo, Tadi, Ultrar, Valen, Verdict, Vithral, Winter, Wombat, Xmen, Zaphod

Suspected 'Cotton Candy Stalker' captured at The Magician's Shop.
By Blue Star

CALATHAR- A 540-year-old demon has been arrested as the main suspect
in the case of the newly dubbed 'Cotton Candy Stalker.'

City Guardsmen say the demon, identified as Disaster, is suspected of
hanging around The Funhouse just outside of Calathar trying to strike
up conversation with the children waiting anxiously in line. The
Commander of the City said Disaster, if proven guilty, could face a
pretty hefty punishment, though he's not yet sure as to what that
would be as it seems Disaster enjoys being restrained, spanked or
otherwise punished in any physical form.

Witnesses at The Funhouse reported seeing 'a dark form obscured by a
thick, dark mist' who, while trying to impress the children, claimed
to be the 'Demon Lord.' They said, that although he was obscured in
the said mist, he seemed to be drenched in all the colours of the
rainbow, have several 'unnatural' holes in his rear-end and the look
of someone who had been smoted many times over.

At least 6 victims have come forward, all girls under the age of 15,
saying that they were told by the demon that he, 'had a puppy in his
flying carpet' which was parked in the alleyway by the tent of the
Bearded Lady. The mother of one of the girls filed an official report
after her daughter came running back saying, 'the bad man didn't have
a puppy!!! He tried to give me a weird, GIANT plastic object, but it
scared me!'

According to Guardsmen records, Disaster has a previous arrest history
involving a complaint from AMystery that Disaster had sexually
assaulted him. However, the case was dismissed when it was discovered
that it was AMystery that had initiated the 'move' only to be rejected
by Disaster.

AMystery and Disaster were both unavailable for comment at the time of
Responses by Amystery

· Kiri has a plan to reward all players who are ?So old no one
| knows when they first entered the Realms? with special veteran prizes,
| as well as different prizes for those who have spent less, but yet
| significant, time in the Realms.
sweet, that's me!
| · Heroes who wish to run quests will now be rewarded with stars
| for quests successfully run with more than 8 participants (or 5, if none
| of them are hero alts.)

Do we get to comment on your ideas? Well, I'm going to anyway. I love
this one! i try to do it informally, but this will make it even better.
Its entirely possible other imms also enjoy seeing large quests and
would throw in their own prizes, so don't just play to kiri. Entertain
us all!Smile
| · Anyone who submits an article to the newsletter about any mud
| topic and has it published will receive a proportional to their level
| slight stat raise.
I'm working on something...

| · Anyone who brings in new players (actual real players, not alts
| or bots) will have it be considered in their chances to immortal.
| Mortals who do it will be loved and adored and treated like Adonis.

Given the choice, i'd rather be an adonis...beautiful golden skin, loved
by all.
But as I'm already immortal, i guess I'll have to settle for medusa...

| Tea: make mobs agressive according to the room they are in. For example,
| bees would attack you outside the hive but not inside as they accept
| your presence...

I could see this useful in some rare circumstances, but I can't
immediately think of a way to make a mob only aggressive in a certain
set of rooms, at least not in any practical way.

| Xer: To have a Demons Donation - mabey a guardian teleports you there
| like the Revenant ppl...

As much fun as it would be to use this to ban demons from recall, i
think a room somewhere might be a better solution and let the lazy
monsters walk.

| Xer: To have Demon Shop - same as above for getting there... unless ppl
| can think of better ideas Wink

What would they buy? Or do you mean so they can sell stuff? Nah, lets
leave demons as a different play style. It keeps things interesting.
| Xer: can you make some items instead of nodrop, can they be 'Nodrop
| under lv30' so u can drop them at lv30, or something...
| Kiri ? this is interesting, but I would suggest it in addition to, not
| instead of, current nodrop stuff.

I like this, but I'd also like to see it timed. So that the nodrop wears
off after a certain amount. So you can pick up a sticky potion but after
a few hours it will harden and you can drop it. Might also be useful if
your sword got covered in blood and was so sticky you couldn't drop it
(or so slippery you couldn't hold it) but it would eventually dry and be
| Tea: if this is not already the case, have new poses every 5 levels or
| so... it would be interesting, at least... Razz

Fine with me. Someone has to write them though, so get crackin'!

| Solkanar: when sleeping make prac show your available spells and how
| much you have practised them

Or maybe have it just do that when you are outside a guild? Actually my
quick check says that it already does that. You could also use the
spells command.

| Birdseye: peek should either not work when drunk, or others should be
| able to see the attempt

You've obviously never been an attractive female in a bar. There are so
many peeks that you can't notice them all. BR is like the world's
largest bar outside of germany.

| Birdseye: make tanned items a little better so the skill is useful... or
| make avian-wearable eq like wing covers, talon sheaths, etc

This has been suggested before but I still like it. tan is just an
amusing skill now, but it could be quite practical. Make avians more
into rangers who can go out and make their own equipment from the
corpses of their enemies.

| Xer: a new lavel above avatar - not sure about name - going up to level
| 500 - this also means the game is bigger, and there will be a need for
| areas... so loads of people can make them - probally will be declined -
| but just an 'idea' lol

An amusing idea and we will discuss it, but for now. Be satisfied with
how easily an avatar can slaughter you. Why do you want to see someone
350 levels higher do the same thing, but in negative hits?
Kiri's WWW of URLs:

Big Heads!


I am morbid, but i found this site absolutely fascinating. It's the deaths (with pics, so
beware) of everybody in the movies, by actor/actress


Again with the morbidity, a weird coffin


Wrecked expensive cars! Look and laugh!



English Signs Abroad
Here are some signs and notices written in English that were discovered throughout the world. You have to give the writers an 'E' for Effort.

In a Tokyo Hotel:
Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

In a Bucharest hotel lobby:
The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.

In a Leipzig elevator:
Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

In a Belgrade hotel elevator:
To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.

In a Paris hotel elevator:
Please leave your values at the front desk.

In a hotel in Athens:
Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.

In a Yugoslavian hotel:
The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.

In a Japanese hotel:
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.

In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:
Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

On the menu of a Polish hotel:
Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.

Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

In a Bangkok dry cleaner's:
Drop your trousers here for best results.

Outside a Paris dress shop:
Dresses for street walking.

In a Rhodes tailor shop:
Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.

A sign posted in Germany's Black forest:
It is strictly forbidden on our black forest camping site that people of different sex, for instance, men and women, live together in one tent unless they are married with each other for that purpose.

In a Zurich hotel:
Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.

In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.

In a Rome laundry:
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time.

In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency:
Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages.

Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand:
Would you like to ride on your own ass?

In a Swiss mountain inn:
Special today -- no ice cream.

In a Bangkok temple:
It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.

In a Tokyo bar:
Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

In a Copenhagen airline ticket office:
We take your bags and send them in all directions.

On the door of a Moscow hotel room:
If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

In a Budapest zoo:
Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

In the office of a Roman doctor:
Specialist in women and other diseases.

In an Acapulco hotel:
The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

In a Tokyo shop:
Our nylons cost more than common, but you'll find they are best in the long run.

From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner:
Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm in your room, please control yourself.

From a brochure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:
When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.

Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:
- English well talking.
- Here speeching American.
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Post by Kitsune »

Again with the morbidity, a weird coffin

This site has do-it-yourself coffins. Great!

"He was a good man. A handy man. Examine the fine beveled edges of his coffin. What an ironic shame that upon driving the final coffin nail, the nail-gun backfired and extinguished his bright, beautiful light from this world..."
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