BUGS, IDEAS, AND TYPOS - Aetolia Online Help
19.5 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) Bugs ----- 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 problem. 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. Typos ------- 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. Ideas ------- 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.