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Arm Inn (#sorcerers) FAQ
goes on in here?
we talk about various things related to Sorcerer's Place. This includes
the games covered on the site, the fantasy books, things happening on
the message boards and so on.
The discussion is live, direct and worldwide. At any given moment there
may be fans on-line from just about anywhere on the planet. Sometimes
we even talk about other things. Topics can range from fantasy and real
life in general to general nonsense. We always have a good time though
in our online fellowship with other fantasy fans.
about spoilers on the channel?
rule is, "If it relates to the games covered on SP, it's okay to
discuss on IRC channel #sorcerers." This means that spoilers on the
channel are okay. This does not mean however that we are inconsiderate
to those who do not wish to be spoiled. We always try to steer around
major plot spoilers.
A rule that
you should keep in mind is "RD+3 months". This means that publicly
discussing in great detail any of the games covered on SP is only appropriate
if at least 3 months have passed since the release day of the game. This
is to ensure that the game has been released in all parts of the world
and that everyone has had the chance to buy and play it at least a little
If 3 months have not passed yet, you should not post spoilers about it
on the channel but rather ask if someone has gotten as far as you have
in the game and can help you in private chat.
for all other games not covered on SP (or previously released titles)
can be posted freely.
if I just don't want to be spoiled?
Most of the
conversation on channel is relatively spoiler free, since the majority
of issues get discussed on our message boards. If someone wants to discuss
spoilers for a particular game, there are several things you can do to
avoid being spoiled.
and let us know you haven't played that game yet and you would rather
not have it spoiled for you. Another thing you can do is to use IRC's
/IGNORE command. This command prevents you from seeing public or private
messages from any users you choose to ignore, however setting any channel
operators to that is a bad idea. ;)
if I need help while I'm on the channel?
#sorcerers is a very friendly place and there is lots of help. Just about
any of the regular channel users would be happy to answer questions. If
you still need additional help, send an e-mail to sorcerer.
(or what) is Mystra?
is the official channel bot for the IRC channels #sorcerers, #sp_mm
and #sp_trivia. It offers lots of fun and useful features for its
extensive user database. You can register with it on your very first
visit by typing "/msg Mystra greetings" which will add
you to the user list. To get additional help and information from
Mystra after you've registered, use this IRC command:
What is the Mystra Party Line?
Party Line is a /DCC CHAT session with Mystra. Conversation on the Mystra
Party Line has the advantage of never being lagged and there are never
net-splits on the party line. To access the #sorcerers Party Line, registered
Mystra users can type:
Don't type the <>.
on the party line, type
/MSG Mystra <your msg>
Don't type the <>.
To get HELP
on the Party Line, try typing:
/MSG Mystra .HELP or /MSG Mystra .MOTD
Line commands begin with a period: "."
Everything else that you type goes out on to the Party Line as conversation.
many features and commands that can only be accessed via /DCC CHAT. For
a complete list of commands, get on the party line and issue the HELP
there any rules I should follow while on IRC channel #sorcerers?
Don't disrupt the channel. If you are doing something to disrupt the channel,
you may be banished without warning. Reading the Chatroom
Rules list is highly recommended.
user on the channel is bothering me; is there anything I can do about
on IRC is giving you a hard time for whatever reason you have several
excellent options for dealing with the problem. Your first and best option
is IRC's /IGNORE command. This exquisite little gem is IRC's finest defensive
tool. Learn about the /IGNORE command. You cannot truly master IRC until
you have mastered /IGNORE. This is effective defense even if you are harassed
by someone with multiple nicknames or Internet addresses.
a finite number of nicknames or Internet addresses that a harassing user
can have, but there is no limit to the number of /IGNOREs you may have.
If you have a problem that you think cannot be solved through the use
of IRC's /IGNORE command, then you should make an IRC log of the problem
and send it ASAP to sorcerer.
It will be dealt with.
do I get a permanent +v status?
speaking, people get put on Mystra's 'voice list' when they've been seen
on channel on a regular basis and contributing to the ongoing discussion
about the games or other topics. It's not a hard list to make if you are
a fan of the games and a regular discussion contributor on the channel.
Users of the java applet cannot get voiced, a real IRC client is required
can I become an op on IRC channel #sorcerers?
here is not to ask repeatedly to be made one. This will disqualify you
100%. Currently we have enough ops, but if the need to add more arises,
I (Taluntain) will choose them from the ranks of perm +v users. Also note
that all ops must use a standalone chat client (not java) for security
do I find the channel Friendly Arm Inn (#sorcerers)?
need access to the Internet. Once you've got that, you'll need to use
an IRC client (application) to connect to the appropriate IRC server.
UNIX users can normally just type 'irc' at their shell prompt to use the
ircII client. Windows users can use a client like mIRC.
There are client applications for other platforms as well. Once you have
your client application started, then you'll need to connect it to an
IRC server our chatroom is on. This command takes the form:
connected your client application (program), the only thing left to do
is join the channel. This command takes the form: