June 18, 2004

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Post by kiri » Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:51 pm

Welcome to the Barren Realms MUD Newsletter!

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Winterdream: it would be nice if the mud could/would check on the fly bit of item so it'd eventually automatically
refly you. as it is now you get dispelled (which affects fly from fly items), and if you can't remove and wear it
again it doesn't refresh itself.

Dispair: a new skill, enhance shield, possibly for dwarves or for humans?

Exo: why not make it so when you add a ? or a ! mark, your say comes out as Exo exlaims ... or Exo wonders ...
it may add a little more to the game, and a joke channel would be neat as well

Shiloh: when ur drunk and you run into a wall or into the ceiling, maybe you should lose some hp

Isabelle: I know it's been said many times by many people, but yellh would be fantastic :)

DRail: a RC in donations that teleports you to the demon donations room

Tasenrad: I have an idea to help people find the help files they may be looking for. For example, if you know the
funciton you want to do starts with an 'a', you could type 'help a' and it would list all the available functions
beginning with 'a'.

Zecan: illithids should be able to use flaming eq

Solomnius: type 'help lightning' did we remove this feature? could be interesting...

Disaster: change sex should overwrite itself, like sneak does. then a male character who's neutre due to change sex
and who gets changed again could be female
Mondor: Inorganic system for pardoning

Disaster: ventriloquate/create sound should keep capitalization in the message of who says something. "c vent "The Small
Smurf" hello" for instance should saye "The Small Smurf says" not "The small smurf says"

Ginsu: guards should be hostile towards demons and others of very low alignment, such as pushing them away,
possibly towards the nearest gate out of town

Response by Slart to the last newsletter:

> Universal: Things with a character's name on it such as corpses or body =
> parts, should have your name as a syntax.

Baltar: 'Twould be nice, but I bet it'd be a pain to code.

Slart: Player corpses already have the character's name as a keyword.


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I will not let bananaphone die!


The singhsons (Edgy well-meaning racial humor, do not view if you get offended easily)


Somebody climbed to the top of this highly-toxic and dangerous volcano to put DINO on the New Zealand volcano watcher's


This is totally dead on and strangely fascinating... What celebrity do you look like?



Proverbial humor
A first grade teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each kid in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest. These are great:

As You Shall Make Your Bed So Shall You... Mess It Up.

Better Be Safe Than... Punch A 5th Grader.

Strike While The... Bug Is Close.

It's Always Darkest Before... Daylight Savings Time.

Never Under Estimate The Power Of... Termites.

You Can Lead A Horse To Water But.. How?

Don't Bite The Hand That... Looks Dirty.

No News Is... Impossible.

A Miss Is As Good As A... Mr.

You Can't Teach An Old Dog New... Math.

If You Lie Down With The Dogs, You'll... Stink In The Morning.

Love All, Trust.. Me

The Pen Is Mightier Than The... Pigs.

An Idle Mind Is... The Best Way To Relax.

Where There's Smoke, There's... Pollution.

Happy The Bride Who... Gets All The Presents!

A Penny Saved Is... Not Much.

Two's Company, Three's... The Musketeers.

Don't Put Off Tomorrow What... You Put On To Go To Bed.

Laugh And The Whole World Laughs With You, Cry And... You Have To Blow Your Nose.

None Are So Blind As... Helen Keller.

Children Should Be Seen And Not... Spanked Or Grounded.

If At First You Don't Succeed... Get New Batteries.

You Get Out Of Something What You... See Pictured On The Box.

When The Blind Leadeth The Blind... Get Out Of The Way.
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Post by Stars » Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:42 pm

Is that 1st grade teacher thing real? I laughed so hard that my eldest son looked at me as if I had gone insane.
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Post by Everybody » Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:18 pm

Sadly enough (perhaps), I didn't know the other part to half of those proverbs or so.
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