Jump to content

Bidoc

Members
  • Content Count

    27
  • Donations

    0.00 USD 
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Bidoc

  • Rank
    Member

Live ENB Information

  • Server
    Pegasus
  • Race
    Jenquai
  • Profession
    Explorer

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  1.   I remember either 2 or 3 weeks there when the server reset, and the spawn timer also reset, and B.I. did not get a spawn at all.
  2.     B.I. does have the player advocate.  Shadow has had his say on that matter and I do agree with him.  I didn't here anyone using Uban's membership in static in such a way.   B.I. does not have an active dev.   While Michaile does have access to an active GM account, he is also on the ethics commitee.  He does not always agree with Magoo's actions or the way he goes about things.  I have never seen him offer special treatment or consideration to any member of B.I. nor have I ever heard any member of B.I. ask for special consideration.   Watch yourself Nic.  You have made some valid points and I don't disagree with your guild's position on FFA raids.  Continuing with unvalidated slander can only hurt you.   I missed the Troller raid ( too bad ).  I was there for the GoBB raid ( woot!  good fun ).  Get over it guys it's a game.  Static should have waited to the end of the rotation before beginning your FFA campaign.  Wait ... who went 1st?  Who went last?   LoL
  3. This is a new searchable and editable, item drop database. Anyone may search for drops. You will be required to make an account to contribute information. [url="http://enb.drpzone.com"][color="#FF0000"]http://enb.drpzone.com[/color][/url]
  4. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    Ok folks, the new database is online. It's not pretty yet, but it is functional. Anyone can search for drop locatons. You'll have to sign up for an account to add drop locations. [url="http://enb.drpzone.com"][color="#FF0000"]drpzone.com[/color][/url]
  5. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Kyp' timestamp='1301246041' post='37318'] Sure, I believe I said earlier that I'd pull a snapshot of all the items but wipe out the locations where they can be found. That should be up to you guys to collect, not have handed to you. [/quote] Great! That is a starting point, tho quite a bit less than I had hoped for. With my limited motivation, I can begin an open database to which players may add information as it is aquired.
  6. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Jarod' timestamp='1301240359' post='37312'] In what way did I attempt to portray you as anything? I only know you by what you write and you wrote "Still, I for one could be completely happy to never buy or ask another player for anything." and I asked then why play an MMORPG? I didn't call you any names, imply anything about your psyche, merely asked a question about why someone that has explicitly stated they'd be happy to NEVER ask another player for anything would want to play a game with other players. Not sure what nerve that struck to prompt a claim that I was attacking you - by asking a simple question. [/quote] Your post along with several other's were beginning to build a theme. But, you're right, your's was a civil suggestion. Perhaps I chose the wrong place to interject. Still my point above is valid. Rather than suggesting I may be playing the wrong kind of game, why not stick to the topic of discussion and express a reason for your objection to the release of the loot tables? That is, if you do object.
  7. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Jarod' timestamp='1301237288' post='37305'] If what you want is an encyclopedia and atlas listing every drop, provided by the Net-7 staff, they've already said you aren't going to get it. I happen to be in agreement with that stance. While I don't have any hard data to point to, my gut feeling is that more *active* players agree with that stance than disagree. [/quote] I have said before, those that don't want the information don't have to use it. I can only wonder at the motivation behind keeping it from those of who do want it. Perhaps, as Kyp has suggested the information could be held for ransom and the older players, with more knowledge of the EnB universe, could demand payment for it. Is this the direction you want the game to go? I have also seen many of the dissenters saying, "The devs say no, so that's it." Thats not an argument, that's an endorsement. I have explained why I want the information publicized. How about expressing a reason for your stance?
  8. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Jarod' timestamp='1301237728' post='37306'] Perhaps, then, an MMORPG really isn't the right game? I mean, seriously, with that type of stance what is the point of playing a game with other people? [/quote] Perhaps for the companionship or to share the experience of hunting some very tough mobs, or even to ask for and recieve some help in a difficult situation. Please refrain from trying to paint me as a social misfit, just because I might ocassionally enjoy doing something on my own.
  9. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Fuulish' timestamp='1301234847' post='37300'] @Kyp/CDel/Bidoc A compromise then? Since the Net7 db already shows information you're okay with, and hides the "fun" aspect of the information, would you be willing to do a static extract/dump of that view for folks that are interested in building their own player contributed wiki/database? This static dump need not be updated ever, it's simply a set of seed data. If no, that's fine, just thought I'd toss that idea out there. ----- @Everyone For everyone asking for a "better" database, the game (and all others in this genre) already provide a very workable, live and organic database that has search capabilities that far exceeds anything you could find on the web. It's the global chat channel, or in our case, market channel. Ask it a natural language question and oftentimes you'll receive an answer within seconds. No need to learn SQL or fancy advanced search forms. How easy is that? Joking aside, the Net7 database provides the right amount of information for a lot of needs. For what's missing, the player channels really do do a great job of filling in the rest, give it a try. ----- Re: hiding information for the benefit of the game and enhancing exploration There may be drops that are hard to find simply because they're randomly linked to illogical mobs. I know this part of the game is still a work in progress. As the game continues to develop, I'd like to suggest some things for the content team: - Link items to more logical mobs so folks can have a fighting chance when it comes to organically discovering the mob that drops a certain item. - Or add some random drops in the game that are vendor fodder, but have descriptive text that enhance the "explore" aspect of the game. Like the old drops that hinted at hidden Chavez bases. For those that played EVE, there used to be drops that hinted at pirate plexes. Stuff like that. - Add random hint dialog to NPCs. Perhaps the folks at Trader's Fort could tell you about a rumor they heard from their mother's sister's second son's wife's hairdresser about a hidden base in Niff Cloud that was researching some interesting devices. Just some thoughts. [/quote] Very nice Fuulish. Thanks for the input. I like the suggestion to offer clues in game it would make hunting items even more interesting than looking for them in a database. I have also asked for a snapshot of the db as it exists now as a starting point, because the loot tables are changing. Drops and loot locations have changed since I began a few months ago. Any static database would be out of date before it was published which makes the suggestion of compiling my own db by gathering the info, a suggestion to excercise in futility.
  10. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='C Del' timestamp='1301205481' post='37293'] You don't need to talk down to me and tell me read more carefully to make your point. That said, I wasn't referring to the difficulty of publicisizing the information. (see my reply to Eviticus' post below) I'm sorry you have trouble finding some items - maybe those items don't drop often enough - but giving out drop information just defeats the purpose of the game. With that much data, gameplay becomes robotic, i.e. "Go to <X,Y,Z>, kill <mob>, get item, analyze item, rinse, repeat." Mystery is good for brain cells. You are correct, sir. The data is actually all there already, all we have to do is set a flag to 0 to make a drop appear. [/quote] I apologise if you felt I was talking down to you, it certainly wasn't my intent. Please do tho, if you have not already, read the entire topic. You will find the reason for my prompt as well as other arguments in favor of this suggestion and why I think it is the proper course. You are correct in that I misinterpreted your post as to the availability of the of the web service. I supposed you were having difficulty acquiring the bandwidth required or something along those lines. I do however understand how a database works and the functionality of the hide bit. With that said, I know the information is already there, just not visible to the players.
  11. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='C Del' timestamp='1301199895' post='37287'] Forgive me, but this is absurd. There is absolutely no precedent for an MMO giving away vital game information like this to players. If you don't want to run around and look for things and really get to know the universe, I'm not sure what to tell you. That's all part of the game; that's what EnB is, and it's not going away. Furthermore, you can get a good idea of what mob should drop a certain item by the item itself. If it's a mordana item, it probably drops from mordana; if it's a solar sail, it probably drops from bogeril or scuttles, etc. Sure, this can be more complicated for components and certain items, but it sure isn't impossible, and you can always ask others for help. The bottom line is: this just isn't remotely within the realm of possiblity. The content devs are in agreement that providing complete drop info is not a good idea, and honestly, some staff have had to really push to get the web services we currently provide approved. Initially, mob drops were supposed to be completely hidden, i.e. all items. At least even with hidden drops now, you can tell whether or not there is indeed a mob that drops the item somewhere out there. [/quote] There have already been several examples provided and linked where mmo's do in fact give access to their data, at least in part, whether in the form of a static dump or through live connection. If you would also read more, you'd see I said I would write and publish a searchable database myself for those interested, if I had access to the information. So your arguement of the devs having a hard time providing the web service required is invalid. I do, at least initially, search within the game for items and I know my way around the EnB universe pretty well. Rarely do I even refer to the galaxy map. You are correct in that many of the items may be located thru a process of deduction. But there are those that may not be found that way and in the case of rare and very rare items dropped only from a specific mob, how can you even be sure you're hunting the right thing, particularly so with components. For instance, I use Big Berthas on my TS. The ammo uses a player made comp dropped only from the level 33 freighter near one of the asteroid belt gates in Saturn. It took me days of killing that same mob to even get a single drop of the item I needed. Had I not known for sure that particular mob would eventually drop the item, I may never have acquired it.
  12. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Eviticus' timestamp='1301199622' post='37285'] You......you have played the Emu, right? I mean we are talking about the same game, right? I have never, ever encountered having to bribe a player for information in this game or any other. I have encountered people trading in game currency or favors for items/knowledge/assistance. But never bribery, that's way too strong. The 'good will' of others in the EnB Emu is more constant than death or taxes. In other games maybe, but if you do not trust the good will of people in this game I really have to wonder how much you have interacted with people. Try to get something built at F7 and they will bludgeon you with helpfulness and good will. Provided you are polite and have the components to build the item. And as far as "Anytime a thing is not freely available, someone will hoard what they have found and seek some way to profit and parlay their possession of it into a power position" I would have to say in general yes, but not in this community and not in many communities in many MMO's. I am almost positive for ever one story of a miserly a**hole in a MMO I can come up with 5 stories of charity, kindness, and assistance in a MMO. As far as information anyways. The only times I can think of information that is truly guarded and very hard to get is things like exactly when a boss died(one who is on a timer respawn window), the reason being some people killed it and are trying to get it's drop, and they want to control who knows when it will respawn so they have to face less competition. Also possibly (more specific to EnB) where the most profitable fields to mine are at. Ones most likely to contain highly coveted ores. Neither of these two things were ever part of the EnB Database, and only the mining field info would ever really be something that could even be on a site. Time of Death for boss mobs is just one of those things you either know cause you were there, heard it from someone who was, or you don't. There is nothing stopping you from camping that mob to find out Time of Death on your own though. [/quote] It wasn't me who suggested you might bribe a player for information, but Kyp did. Please do more than scan the topic before going on like this. Now I'll have to do damage control. I do agree with you, this is a very friendly and cooperative community. I want to keep it that way. I don't believe hiding the loot tables will accomplish that. I can only say with the attitude toward making that information available, I hope your opinion of this community holds true. But you have already cited examples of people within the EnB community doing exactly as I described.
  13. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Eviticus' timestamp='1301196947' post='37282'] Cut throat how? As far as I can tell the move is a move towards helping the Community to rely on eachother. [/quote] Bribing a player for information about an item..... Relying on the good will of others, call me a skeptic, but not a good idea..... Anytime a thing is not freely available, someone will hoard what they have found and seek some way to profit and parlay their possession of it into a power position. This may not be apparent with the game in it's current state, but if locations of items are not available to all, those with that information will not give it away freely.
  14. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Kyp' timestamp='1301195536' post='37279'] I notice you failed to mention anything about bribing another player for the information. You make it seem as if its: 'You're either with us, or you're against us.' which is not the case. We won't dash their playstyle on the rocks to support yours. [/quote] I never intended to imply you're with me or against me. In fact, you are doing that, not I. I am asking for more diverse style of play while you are limiting it to one of your choosing. You'll dash my style to support their's. Again, making the info available doesn't require anyone to use it. It appears to me, you're pushing for a cut throat environment, perhaps inspired by Eve. I do hope not. This is a fun game, Eve is not. This is a friendly game, Eve is not. This is the game I have chosen to play for now, Eve is not.
  15. Bidoc

    Loot Table

    [quote name='Kyp' timestamp='' post=''] Why would we design content for a massively multiplayer game to be aimed at a solo player? Solo players in my day did it for the "challenge" of doing it alone, not just to avoid human contact. Nothing is stopping players from collecting and displaying the information, we won't say a word. [/quote] I did not request content be designed for solo players, merely open up the same content to a more diverse style of play, including the more independant players. I don't intend to avoid contact, I just don't think it should be [i]required[/i] in every aspect of the game, or in life. Perhaps you missed the part about a tight circle of friends? And where's the challenge in asking someone else to do it for you? At least if the information is available, I can look it up myself, go get it myself and build it myself. Much more of a challenge there than asking another player where to get it or depending on someone else to have the blueprint for me. Player's collecting and publishing this information is all well and good, Kyp. But as you have said this is unfinished and evolving even as we discuss it. Drops are not the same now as when I joined this community a few months ago. Therefore, a little help from the devs is not an unreasonable request at this point. If, I could just get a static dump of the loot tables from time to time, I could write and publish a searchable database for those interested.
×
×
  • Create New...