Q. Why isn't there a bank?
A. AlexMUD tries to stick
to its theme as closely as possible. Quite simply, the idea of a
bank does not fit into this theme. In addition, the entire idea
becomes highly complicated with multiple towns and cities.
Q. Why isn't there a donation room?
A. In a sense there already
is. Players often leave items at the Temple Altar in Ardenfall for
other players to use. However, there is not and will not be a donation
command. Whereas this might seem helpful, it is stretching the limits
of fantasy to the extreme to have items suddenly whisked away and
placed in a certain location. In addition, experience has shown
that donation rooms tend to become filled with useless junk.
Q. Why not have the date added next to the title of messages
on the board?
A. This is a good suggestion,
but it does have one drawback. As the board becomes full, people
tend to just remove the oldest messages when there is a date attached,
as opposed to reading them first and then removing the ones no longer
appropriate. Since adding a date doesn't really serve a purpose
other than deciding which posts to remove, it was decided not to
add the date.
Q. Are there any plans to add clans?
A. No. Right now, we don't
feel that clans would add anything to the game that players cannot
do themselves. Clans are usually associated with PK MUDs, and PK
is illegal on AlexMUD.
Q. Why do I need a boat when I am levitating?
A. Levitating enables you
to move up and down when in "air". It does not allow horizontal
movement, unless you are moving a very short distance, ie, from
"air" to "land". Remember, levitating is not the same as flying!
Q. Why do I still lose mana if I typo when casting the locate
A. This is unfortunate,
but there is very little that can be done. The problem, so-to-speak,
is that the game doesn't know if you are making a typo or trying
to locate an object that is currently not in the game.
Q. I am a mage. Why can I not see how powerful my spells are?
A. The answer to this is
really a question. What scale are you using to determine how good
they are? There is no measuring point as such for spells, except
by comparing against other spell casters. A lot of mages and clerics
will do this amongst themselves, but the idea of a Guildmaster telling
you how powerful your fireball is without seeing you cast one (which
would probably destroy both of you) is not realistic.
Q. If I am not wielding a weapon, why can I not hold two things?
A. Good question, and we'll
take the easy way out. The chances are that you are already holding
a lightsource and probably a shield too. It's a good question and
something that will be addressed in the future. For now you'll have
to continue along with how it's been for the past 6+ years.
Q. Why can't Bram recharge wands and staves?
A. This is a good suggestion,
however we feel that this would create an imbalance in the realm.
Besides, who's to say that Bram even knows how to recharge them?
Q. Why isn't there a reply command?
A. Whereas the idea seems
fine, it also has a major drawback in that you have no control over
who you are replying to. If more than one person is talking toyou,
or even if you are having a conversation with one person when another
suddenly sends you a tell, you can end up sending your reply to
the wrong person. Therefore it has been decided not to implement