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Confused about an optional setting. 
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Hello.

I have a question which may give fruit to either a bug report or a
required clarification on one specific option found within the help
files of the game.

While examining the help topics, I came across a one listed under
'combat' and called 'mercy'.

Curious as to what this was, I further investigated by use of 'help
mercy', which returned the following:

Quote:
NAME
mercy

SYNOPSIS
This is not a command, simply information.

DESCRIPTION
With the command "options merciful on/off" a player can decide whether
or not to be merciful when the battle is won. Being merciful means
that the fight ends just before the death of the unlucky victim.

As a consequence, the victim will not lose his or her life, but you
may still claim the loot. Being merciful does not give the full
experience that killing would have given. Though it may be beneficial
to your alignment as well as other things.

SEE ALSO
options
END

So I decided to try it out and used 'options merciful on' which returned:
Quote:
Merciful combat <mercifil>: On

After which I proceeded to test it out, curious as to what difference it
would make in combat and how the aforementioned definition of the help files
would be implemented.

The problem was that after attacking and subsequently winning the fight,
I killed my opponent and stood upon a corpse. The option set apparently
not changing in any way the development of a fight.

Can some of the more experienced players or wizards provide some insight
on this particular setting?

Regards.

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06 Jan 2016 13:33
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You a knight right?

Its made so you can only knock someone out instead of killing them, and thus showing mercy


06 Jan 2016 15:30
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Draugor wrote:
You a knight right?

Its made so you can only knock someone out instead of killing them, and thus showing mercy


Hello.

As far as I can tell this is a global command found within the global help files under 'help topics'.

To the best of my understanding, this is not guild related. Otherwise I would have discussed it with other guild members.

You may verify it by typing 'help topics' and further 'help mercy'

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06 Jan 2016 15:38
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It's not working for anyone else but Knights of Solamnia. Should be removed from help ages ago, but ... the bother.


06 Jan 2016 15:40
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I think we at some point experimented with it as a global command? Perhaps that is why it's still in the help files?

Anyway, I removed it from "help topics" so nobody else is confused.

Like Draugor and Laurel said, it's a knight only thing.


06 Jan 2016 16:04
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Thank you for clarifying the issue.

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06 Jan 2016 16:14
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To have this as a global command sounds kind of nice to me.


06 Jan 2016 16:56
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agreed with jooli, i would love if i could 'show mercy' after i won a fight.

question, just out of curiosity: can you loot if you have showed mercy as a knight?

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06 Jan 2016 19:36
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hint: help mercy :-)


06 Jan 2016 20:14
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Jooli wrote:
To have this as a global command sounds kind of nice to me.


I agree. Though it would be best to limit the usage of such an option to player fights. The possible misuse of it in regular fights against non player characters could prove detrimental to roleplay as it could be used to loot mobs which in any regular case are not meant to be killed by a particular group.

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07 Jan 2016 10:49
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