Bugs, Ideas, and Typos

19.2 Bugs, Ideas, and Typos

There will be times when you'll want to speak to the administration in  
order to:                                                               
    - report a bug (an error in the game),    (command: BUG)
    - report a typo in the game,              (command: TYPO)
    - to ask a specific question,             (command: ISSUE)
    - or to give them an idea for the game.   (command: IDEA)

To report bugs use BUG <your report here>. Please try to give as much   
relevant information as possible such as when and how the particular bug
happened. Please mention what happened before the bug, if anything      
changed recently to influence the bug, and anything else you may feel   
necessary. The more information you give, the better chance we'll have  
to fix the problem! Please, only ONE bug report is necessary for each   

If nothing else, PLEASE try to include a message given by the game that 
is relevant to the bug you are submitting. Tracking down bugs becomes   
much easier if the coders have some game output to work backwards from. 

If possible, please try to replicate what happened to cause a bug before
bugging it.                                                             

Bug related syntaxes:

BUG <your report here>              To report a bug.
BUGS                                A list of your reported bugs.
SHOWBUG <number>                    To see a bug that you bugged.
CBUG <number> <comment>             To comment on your bug.
DELBUG <number>                     To delete a bug you submitted.
BUG <number> PRIORITY               Marks a bug as a personal priority.

Bug Abuse
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! If you have found a way to 
generate huge amounts of gold or experience by entering a single command over 
and over, or if you are able to instantly kill people twice your level with one
punch, then you have probably encountered a bug. Please err on the side of 
caution and report possible bugs, and refrain from exploiting the ones that
have not yet been fixed. 

To report typos use TYPO <your report here>. This can be anything where 
there is a misspelling or misused word. We really do want to hear about 
this sort of thing, so don't be shy! The following should be taken in   
account when using this command:                                        

- If the typo is for a mobile or an item, please include the mobile type
and number. Be sure to include specifics such as the sentence number and
the specific word or words being misspelled or misused.                 

- If the typo is in a skill when used, then use:
   TYPO TAROT MOON misspells (detailed report here)

- If the typo is in a skill file, then use:
   TYPO AB TAROT MOON (your report here)

- If the typo is in a help file, then use:
   TYPO HELP BLAHBLAH (your report here)

Please note that typos concerning help files need specific detail about 
information that may be missing from them. "TYPO Help Names needs       
updating" is not acceptable.                                            


The command is IDEA <your idea here>. Submit your idea, in as great a   
detail as you wish, and then wait. Who knows? You may see your idea     
affect the game. Many have!                                             

Because of the presence of the Liaison Report system, ideas should not
specifically be about new skills or changes to existing skills, unless
the idea has nothing at all to do with the actual functionality of the
skill, such as in reference to one of its messages.

Idea related syntaxes:

IDEA <idea>               Submit a new idea for review
IDEAS                     View a list of ideas that you have submitted
LISTIDEAS [section]       View a summary of ideas, or the ideas in a section
SHOWIDEA <idea>           View a submitted idea
DELIDEA <idea>            Delete one of your own ideas
CIDEA <idea>              Comment upon an idea
IDEASUPPORT <idea>        Express your support for an idea
IDEAOPPOSE <idea>         Express your opposition to an idea
IDEANEUTRAL <idea>        Express neutrality toward an idea

You may also generally speak to any of the Gods about questions or      
concerns, and they will be sure to handle your question or relay the    
information to Varian. However, this is not the best way to report bugs 
or file ideas.                                                          

If you have an issue that is an emergency that needs dealing with,      
please type HELP ISSUES to see how to report it.