Re: BUG: Obuild.06 mset

From: Sammy (
Date: 07/23/96

On Mon, 22 Jul 1996, William Elwartowski 4556 wrote:

> Mset in obuild has another bug.  when you type mset hitpoints 10d10+10
> you get in mstat
> I am not sure where the problem really is.  Any help would be appreciated

The reason for the confusion is that when a mob is just a prototype 
(think of mob protos as the twinkle in their daddies' eyes), its 
hitpoints aren't a single number, but rather three numbers: number of hit 
dice, size of the dice, and a +hitpoint value.  Instead of making three 
extra variables to hold these, they're stored in the mob's hit, mana, and 
move spots (with maxhit set to -1 so the mud knows the numbers are dice 

When you mstat with no argument, it stats the mob in your edit buffer 
without actually loading a copy of the mob, so it's still got the screwed 
up values. A change in obuild .05 was supposed to fix that but in my rush 
to get it released I made a mistake in it and never got around to fixing 
it (among other things).

Anyway, it's just an error in presentation.  The mob will have the stats 
you give it, but if you mstat the buffer mob, it just won't look right.


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