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Old 02-10-2010, 01:45 PM
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Random Questions

Didn't want to post individual threads for all my questions that can probably be answered in one or two posts so I'm putting them all here. If anyone else has their own random questions (Gameworld or Mechanics) feel free to toss in too.

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Coming up on my first attribute potential increase. If I want to increase the amount of time between trips to the baths would it be better to up endurance or strength? Which one has a greater influence of fatigue drain per action? How does strength or endurance change the encumbrance effect on fatigue drain?

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Are headcounts legally permitted to own slaves?

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Why is it that your character regains fatigue when sleeping in certain buildings (like Keistos' in newbie island) and not in other places. Are there alot of these kinds of buildings or is it just flophouses and inn rooms.

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:06 PM
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Coming up on my first attribute potential increase. If I want to increase the amount of time between trips to the baths would it be better to up endurance or strength? Which one has a greater influence of fatigue drain per action? How does strength or endurance change the encumbrance effect on fatigue drain?
Neither, actually. As for encumbrance effects, endurance doesn't change it, strength raises your encumbrance capabilities, increasing your mod/heavy load breakpoints, which means you will suffer lower encumbrance drain for the same weight. But the easier answer is 'don't carry a heavy load when you have a severely injured leg, and don't use the 'run' command.



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Are headcounts legally permitted to own slaves?
Yes. But only citizens. Foreigner headcount are not. This is from my own understanding, and it may be wrong/outdated.


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Why is it that your character regains fatigue when sleeping in certain buildings (like Keistos' in newbie island) and not in other places. Are there alot of these kinds of buildings or is it just flophouses and inn rooms.
Just the flophouse and inn rooms. Keistos is probably an error, and should likely be reported.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:02 AM
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Coming up on my first attribute potential increase. If I want to increase the amount of time between trips to the baths would it be better to up endurance or strength? Which one has a greater influence of fatigue drain per action? How does strength or endurance change the encumbrance effect on fatigue drain?
Neither, actually. As for encumbrance effects, endurance doesn't change it, strength raises your encumbrance capabilities, increasing your mod/heavy load breakpoints, which means you will suffer lower encumbrance drain for the same weight. But the easier answer is 'don't carry a heavy load when you have a severely injured leg, and don't use the 'run' command.
That was the best answer I could get from a year ago, Zeo. And if Armataan doesn't know, I don't think anyone does.

Athletic and Mountain lungs work wonders though. I still have no idea about stats' impact on fatigue drain.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:56 PM
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Every attack cost a certain number of fatigue points.

Your base endurance determines your total fatigue points.

The baths don't heal fatigue points though. They heal fatigue percentages. So if I have 200 endurance,and you have 80, and both of us are at 0% fatigue, we will regen at the same speed.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:08 PM
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Were TEC mechanics designed to be convoluted on purposes?
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:18 AM
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Looking over the Veteran character packages, what are Credits used for?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:10 PM
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I do not have an answer about the 1st or 3rd question, but I can offer a bit on the second.

Headcounts are allowed to own slaves. As an Assistant Justice, I transferred several people into slavery and sealed documents confirming a headcount owning a slave. Nowadays it would probably be wise to file that document with the Assistant Steward of Records (or at least a copy of it).

However, there is a bit of a murky area - should foreigners be allowed to own slaves? I remember awhile back there was some debate among some patricians as to whether or not this should be allowed. Although, admittedly, the practice would have been difficult to control since people who RPed slaves were often doing so for the benefit of characters who were not citizens, and wouldn't want to RP being the slave of some random citizen. Only the few criminals sentenced into slavery had no choice as to who they would be owned by (although even this isn't necessarily true - you would prefer to put someone into that situation with someone they can RP well with).

Some years ago Justice Allende asked Celeres to write a clear set of laws regarding slaves to be submitted to the Senate, but unfortunately it was never followed up on, and I doubt I still have the document. So, as it stands now, pretty much any headcount can own a slave, although if someone is put into slavery against their will, chances are they'll be assigned to a well-respected citizen. Other than that, there really isn't much in the way of slave law. If someone is put into slavery for a crime, the terms tend to be decided by the presiding Justice and the person receiving the slave (and sometimes the criminal as well). If it is outside of the justice system, the terms are generally agreed upon by the people involved.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:31 PM
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I'd assume it's okay for a foreigner to own foreigner slaves, but not citizen slaves.

Just how I think it should work.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:43 PM
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I'd assume it's okay for a foreigner to own foreigner slaves, but not citizen slaves.

Just how I think it should work.
I would agree with this, mainly due to the fact that I don't think citizens should be put into slavery at all. Being put into slavery should entail the loss of citizenship, but I've never heard of anyone having their citizenship removed. I'm not even sure if that is possible. When I was Asst. Justice, I never considered putting a citizen into slavery as an option, but whether or not any other Asst. Justices put a citizen into slavery, I don't know.

If someone wants to voluntarily RP a slave...well...doing so as a citizen would seem an odd and problematic choice. I would think that if someone tried to file it with the authorities, it would raise a few eyebrows.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:18 PM
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Two things.

If you are a foreigner, you shouldn't be a headcount I'm pretty sure. Foreigner (non-citizen) should be your legal/social status. You don't count in the census.

And like JA said, if you are a slave, regardless of nationality, you do not have citizenship status. Your legal/social status is/should be "slave". You should be able to be an Iridinian slave. Indentured servitude and various other factors could lead to that sort of situation.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:37 AM
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Slaves

When I played the role as an illiterate lawyer, one of the things I had my scribe write up was a law regarding debt. According to the old 12 tables of roman times anyone who was found to owe someone money was given 3 market days to accomplish that debt afterward if the debt was not met said person was subject to slavery until the debt was paid off.

I bring this up because I don't believe your citizenship status should count. As the current twelve tables stands a foreigner must provide overwhelming evidence to convict a citizen of a crime. If a foreigner is able to provide overwhelming evidence, and is willing to accept the possible repercussions of subjecting a citizen to slavery then by all means let the Justice decide.

Attempting to put something through to senate to be enacted as a law is ludicrous due to such limited GM activity when it comes to the Senate. They can sit in on Colosseum games, but can't fulfill their intended role
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:00 PM
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If forgot to ask the question I was going to ask:

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Old 02-17-2010, 10:46 PM
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anyone know if there was contact with native american people, during the time this game is based off??
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:04 PM
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Lief Ericson's Expedition was in the middle of the Roman Empire. And the Zhu Di's Expedition was beginning right about when the Empire was ending.

So only the only Roman contact with the New World is second hand. And both expeditions were "contact" in the most fleeting sense.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:38 AM
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Lief Ericson's Expedition was in the middle of the Roman Empire.
I'm going to assume that was sarcastic/a joke.

However to your earlier post, you're absolutely right that the PC police have taken over this country; to an extreme and unhealthy degree, but please don't tell them I said that or I'll be a racist again...
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