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Code Discussion / Re: Positive things
« Last post by valeria on Today at 10:55:53 AM »
I love that we're getting some item consistency and more items made craftable. I also love that every staffer I've had in the last long while have been rock solid.
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Code Discussion / Re: Learning to Read/write
« Last post by kahuna on Today at 10:54:58 AM »
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The fear is them knowing history, knowing that the world was ran by sorcerers, knowing not all sorcerers are evil, knowing sorcery.

I would argue that the populace already knows their history from stories and legends. The king of the city is called a "sorcerer-king".

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An educated populace can remember a time where <City State> did something egregiously wrong, or harmed the citizens for their own benefit.

I think they are reminded of this on a daily basis. Are people that are oppressed and starving to death not aware of the egregious wrongs
being forced upon them by the city? Illiterate does not equal stupid.

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Being able to sneak messages, write history, even be able to read words that lead to sorcery and other power is absolutely forbidden.

People can easily sneak messages already with the Way. In what way does reading lead to sorcery and other power? Illiteracy has been
heavily enforced yet sorcerers thrived for many years ICly and there were many of them. By this logic every noble is a sorcerer?

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An awl is a leatherworking tool irl. It punches holes in leather so that you can get your shoe thread through or whatever. I don't know about in the game, though.
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General Discussion / Re: Starting Out on Bad Connections
« Last post by valeria on Today at 10:51:55 AM »
That sucks man. One of my friends once described rural satellite as "a butterfly sneezes in China and my internet goes out."
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General Discussion / Re: Poll: Should crafting tools be more transparent?
« Last post by Riev on Today at 10:46:37 AM »
But if tools became part of crafting recipes, we wouldn't have the freedom to use whatever tool we liked and pretended it helped when it codedly had nothing to do with the skill we're using.

They already ARE part of the recipes. Its just that instead of "craft linen into dress" its more "craft linen into dress (and make sure there are scissors in inventory or in room)". We're just inconsistent about it.

Cotton requires mound spindle, and on success it gives you a length of cotton and returns the spindle.
Linen dress requires length of linen and dye, es scissors to give boost to skill check for success
Longsword requires obsidian and a whetstone in inventory or in room, provides no bonuses to check but not part of the 5item recipe.
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General Discussion / Re: Poll: Should crafting tools be more transparent?
« Last post by Alesan on Today at 10:36:43 AM »
But if tools became part of crafting recipes, we wouldn't have the freedom to use whatever tool we liked and pretended it helped when it codedly had nothing to do with the skill we're using.
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I think Ready only works for items that are sheathed/worn on the body in some way.

You can "draw" from a sheath and if you have sleight of hand, it will run a check to see if you're seen, but I don't think the message you get back informs you of this.
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Code Discussion / Re: Learning to Read/write
« Last post by Namino on Today at 10:32:07 AM »
In Dark Sun the above goes an extra step. A certain amount of GP of books must be read as a material component of the spell that moves your defiler level along. The sorcerer kings of Athas therefore kept their populations illiterate because then nobody else can level up as a defiler.

You literally cannot be an illiterate sorcerer in RAW Dark Sun. Even if this isn't how things operate in Arm, a lot of inspiration comes from Athas so the culture of forced illiteracy is strong.
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Code Discussion / Re: Learning to Read/write
« Last post by Riev on Today at 10:18:14 AM »
The fear isn't them being smart. The fear is them knowing history, knowing that the world was ran by sorcerers, knowing not all sorcerers are evil, knowing sorcery.

This. An educated populace can remember a time where <City State> did something egregiously wrong, or harmed the citizens for their own benefit. Being able to sneak messages, write history, even be able to read words that lead to sorcery and other power is absolutely forbidden.

GMH's have their own language, in the form of Cavilish, that in itself is really only a good system for notating numbers and performing arithmetic. Actual written word is dangerous as all hell.
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General Discussion / Re: Poll: Should crafting tools be more transparent?
« Last post by Riev on Today at 09:41:06 AM »
I suppose a better discussion would be:

Should tools give a bonus to the crafting skill of note
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Should tools be required in a recipe, a la needing a pair of scissors in the room to make a cut of linen

Currently, its sometimes A, sometimes B, sometimes both, and rarely neither.

It should be a little more consistent. Why does holding scissors increase your clothworking skill for one craft, but is only required (and does not provide a bonus) for another in the same skill line?

ANSWER ME.
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