Questions on zone completeness/balance in tbaMUD 2020

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6 months 2 weeks ago #9992 by jandulio
A couple questions related zone completeness that I really haven't found any docs for.  I DO NOT want to get rid of the stock Midgaard zone.

1) Are all of the zones in the 2020 download pretty much tested and ready to go?  If so, are they "balanced" a bit for the 4 stock classes that it comes with?
2) What is easiest way to find the entry room into each of the zones?  Is it generally the first room in a zone file?  I know I can use my imm to run around, etc. but I was hoping for a "quicker" way to see what they are like to not only possibly use/modify, but also learn.
3) Is there a list of the zones/levels somewhere to be found?  Or will I need to open every zone's mob, item files and figure stuff out?  The zone "secrets" would be helpful too if possible (keys, portals, secret words for mobs, etc.).

With those questions asked, I DO plan on adding/removing/modifying zones before I publish my Mud.  I'm just worried that I won't know how to "solve" the zones that I do end up using (which I hope are a lot of them).

Thanks all!

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6 months 2 weeks ago #9994 by thomas
1 The zones in the download are _done_. I would not expect them to be balanced.
2 Almost all of the new zones have a "description room" at the first number. So "go 10600" will show you this:
Elcardo Zone Description Room~
   Builder   : Daiko
Zone         : 106 Elcardo
Began        : 1999
Player Level : 7-14
Rooms        : 58
Mobs         : 23
Objects      : 41
Shops        : 5
Triggers     : 1
Theme        : Elcardo, a small city, where the mayor has become ill. Suncas
   rebels are trying to take over the town. Their leader is sujin suncas.
Notes        : Since the mayor of elcardo is very sick the citizens are not
   being looked after as they should, many rebel and start their own little
   groups within the city.
Zone: 106 was linked to the following zones:
200 Western Highway                at 10609 (south) ---> 20025
175 The Cardinal Wizards           at 10613 (east ) ---> 17525
125 Hannah                         at 10657 (north) ---> 12500
3 A lot of the zones have detailed descriptions, but you'll probably want to at least skim the files before connecting them.

Remember, as an immortal (and especially as an Imp), you have access to "stat room", "tstat" and similar commands, letting you quickly check any keywords, etc.

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6 months 2 weeks ago #9995 by jandulio
Thanks so much for the info. I will try using those functions and see how it goes. There are SO many files my head is spinning lol.

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