Multiple Network RPG (Role Playing Game)

Welcome to the official website of the Multi-Network IdleRPG. This game is like no other IdleRPG game, the core of the game has been modified to make the game more entertaining for our players, and it is now on multiple networks. Not just a copy running on multiple networks, no! It's the *same* game! We are currently running on several networks (listed below), with more to come! IdleRPG is an online RPG (Role Playing Game), based upon a player's idle time on the channel (See Location for info). The modifications are what makes our game the most wanted IdleRPG game on the internet!

Game Info

The Idle RPG is just what it sounds like: an RPG in which the players idle to merely gain levels, also find items and battle random players. Each time a new item is found it is compared to your current item, if stronger the old item is tossed away and the new one is carried, however, if weaker.. better luck next time.

This is all done for you; you just idle. There are no set classes; you can name your character anything you like and have its class be anything you like, as well. (Keep it non-offensive, please. See Disclaimer section below)

In addition to idling, there are several things you can do to speed up your time to level (TTL), and to raise the power of your items. The commands to do that are discussed on the Commands page.

Note: Advertising other channels or websites in your class is forbidden, admins will not delete the account, but will change the class.

The game runs until someone reaches level 100. This usually happens between 70 and 80 days. After that, there will be about a week or so of new code testing, followed by a new round where everyone starts over at level 0.

Winners of past games are listed in the Hall of Fame.

We have both Forums and a Wiki.

IRC Server & Channel Locations

The Multi-Network IdleRPG can be played in the following locations:
NetworkChannelNicknameHelp ChannelNote
AlphaChat #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
ChatLounge #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (3)
DALnet #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (2)
EFnet #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
Freenode #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
GameSurge #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (3)
Goat #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
IRC4Fun #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
IrcFreakz #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
IRCHaven #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (3)
Koach #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
KoaxIRC #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
LOLHosting #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (3)
OpenRPG #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
ParadoxIRC #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
POTNet #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (1)
QuakeNet #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
Rizon #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss
ScaryNet #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (1)
Techtronix #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (3)
Undernet #idlerpg idlerpg #discovery
ZAIRC #multirpg multirpg #multirpg-discuss (3)
Notes:   (1) No lag;   (2) Won't Excess Flood;   (3) Both
Distribution of characters on each of the MultiRPG networks:

Credits:

Game owners:
  • simple - developer, game admin, channel owner
  • Bahhumbug - hosting, game admin, network owner
  • RussellB - Ideas, game admin, channel master.
Direct collaborations:
  • s0lid_ - Ideas, bug-finding.
Global Channel Operators:
  • RussellB
  • simple
  • Bahhumbug
Local Channel Operators (not a complete list):
  • TriviaMaster (EFNet)

Penalties

If you do something other than idle, like part, quit, talk in the channel, change your nick, or notice the channel, you are penalized. The penalties are time, in seconds, added to your next time to level and are based on your character level. The formulae are as follows:

Nick change30*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL))
Part200*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL))
Quit20*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL))
Host hiding10*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL)) (This is mode +x on Undernet)
LOGOUT command20*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL))
Being Kicked250*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL))
Channel privmsg[message_length]*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL))
Channel notice[message_length]*(1.14^(YOUR_LEVEL))

So, a level 25 character changing their nick would be penalized 30*(1.14^25)=793 seconds towards their next level.

Penalty shorthand is p[num]. So, a nick change is a p30 event, parting the channel is a p200 event, and quitting IRC is a p20 event. Messages and notices are p[length of message in characters].

Note: We all know some networks (like Undernet) can be crap, so Ping timeouts are not penalized.

Another note: Intentionally getting penalties in a repetitive manner to stay a lower level is frowned upon. Upon being warned, you should stop doing such things. Channel operators have the authority to ban players for such activity, and aren't afraid to use it. This behaviour has been proven to be disruptive (repeated penalties in the game channel are really annoying, and it takes the random elements away from the 'bet' command). See the 'Disclaimer' section below.

Items

There are 10 types of items: rings, amulets, charms, weapons, helms, tunics, gloves, leggings, shields, and boots.

Each time you level, you will find an item with a random level as high as 1.5 times your character's level. If it has a higher level than the one you alread have, you drop the old one on the ground.

As of game version 5.1, after level 10, you have a chance to roll items significantly higher than normal. An interactive table showing the possibilities is here.

Battle

Each time you level, if your level is less than 25, you have a 25% chance to challenge someone to combat. If your level is greater than or equal to 25, you have a 100% chance to challenge someone. A pool of opponents is chosen of all online players, and one is chosen randomly. If there are no other online players, you fight no one. However, if you do challenge someone, this is how the victor is decided:

  • Your item levels are summed.
  • Their item levels are summed.
  • A random number between zero and your sum is taken.
  • A random number between zero and their sum is taken.
  • If your roll is larger than theirs, you win.

If you win, your time towards your next level is lowered. The amount that it is lowered is based on your opponent's level. The formula is:

((the larger number of (OPPONENT_LEVEL/4) and 7) / 100) * YOUR_NEXT_TIME_TO_LEVEL

This means that you lose no less than 7% from your next time to level. If you win, your opponent is not penalized any time, unless you land a Critical Strike.

If you lose, you will be penalized time. The penalty is calculated using the formula:

((the larger number of (OPPONENT_LEVEL/7) and 7) / 100) * YOUR_NEXT_TIME_TO_LEVEL

This means that you gain no less than 7% of your next time to level. If you lose, your opponent is not awarded any time.

Battling the multirpg bot is a special case. The bot has an aggregate item sum of the highest existing item owned by an online player. The percent awarded if you win is a constant 20%, and the percent penalized if you lose is a constant 10%.

As of version 3.0, if more than 15% of online players are level 45 or higher, then a random level 45+ user will battle another random player every hour. This is to speed up levelling among higher level players.

Also as of version 3.0, there is a grid system. The grid is a 500 x 500 area in which players may walk. If you encounter another player on the grid, you have a 1 / (NUMBER_OF_ONLINE_PLAYERS) chance to battle them. Battle awards are calculated using the above formulae. More information on the grid system is available here.

Also as of version 3.0, a successful battle may result an item being stolen.

The Hand of God

As of v3.0, every online user has a (roughly) 1/20 chance per day of a "Hand of God" affecting them. A HoG can help or hurt your character by carrying it between 5 and 75 percent towards or away from its next time to level. The odds are in your favor, however, with an 80% chance to help your character, and only a 20% chance of your character being smitten.

In addition to occurring randomly, admins may summon the HoG at their whim.

Critical Strike

As of v2.0.4, if a challenger beats his opponent in battle, he has a 1/50 chance of landing a Critical Strike if he is aligned with good. Neutral challengers have a 1/35 chance. Undead have a 1/20 chance. If this occurs, his opponent is penalized time towards his next time to level. This amount is calculated by the formula:

((random number from 5 to 25) / 100) * OPPONENT'S_NEXT_TIME_TO_LEVEL

Meaning he gains no less than 5% and no more than 25% of his next time to level.

Team Battles

As of v3.0, every online user has (roughly) 1/4 chance per day of being involved in a 'team battle.' Team battles pit three online players against three other online players. Each side's items are summed, and a winner is chosen as in regular battling. If the first group bests the second group in combat, 20% of the lowest of the three's TTL is removed from their clocks. If the first group loses, 20% of their lowest member's TTL is added to their TTL.

Calamities

Every online user has a (roughly) 1/8 chance per day of a calamity occurring to them. A calamity is a bit of extremely bad luck that either:
a) slows a player 5-12% of their next time to level
b) lowers one of their item's value by 10%

Godsends

Every online user has a (roughly) 1/8 chance per day of a godsend occurring to them. A godsend is a bit of extremely good luck that either:
a) accelerates a player 5-12% of their next time to level
b) increases one of their item's value by 10%

Quests

Four level 30+ users that have been online for more than two hours are chosen to represent and assist the Realm by going on a quest. If all four users make it to the quest's end, they all are awarded with gold and by removing 25% of their TTL at the quest's end. There are two kinds of quests: grid-based quests and time-based quests. Time-based quests last between 12 and 24 hours. Grid-based quests are based on the grid system and do not have a set time to completion. Rather, the questers must reach certain points on the map for their quest to be complete. If a quester gets a penalty, he or she is penalized with a p15 as punishment, in addition to their normal penalty, and is removed from the quest. In that case, the gold award is split between the remaining questers.

Grid System

As of v3.0, the IRPG has a grid system. The grid can be considered a 500 x 500 point map on which the players may walk. Every second, each player has an equal chance to step up, down, or neither, and an equal chance to step left, right, or neither. If a user encounters another player, there is a 1/(NUMBER_OF_ONLINE_PLAYERS) chance that they will battle one another. Normal battling rules apply.

Some quests require that users walk to certain points on the map. In the spirit of IRPG, of course, the trek is made for you. Your character will automatically walk in the direction that it is supposed to, although at a much slower than normal pace (to avoid accidents, of course. You don't want to fall down and risk a p15!).

Item Stealing

As of v3.0, the IRPG has item stealing. After each battle, if the challenger wins, he has a slightly less than 2% chance of stealing an item from the challengee. Only items of a higher value are stolen, and the challenger's old item is given to the challengee in a moment of pity.

Disclaimer Stuff

Game staff, channel owners, channel operators, etc, all reserve the right to deny or modify service to anyone for legitimate reasons. These reasons include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Offensive content in chat, character name or class
  • Repeated game disruption, including intentional penalties
  • Spam and/or repeated misuse of /ame or /asay commands

Note: Multiple characters are not discouraged, but an excess of characters controlled by one person, and/or multiple teams controlled by one person, is actively discouraged, and will dealt with by the admins. Punishment will be determined on a case by case basis, and may include the removal of the offending characters and/or teams.

We reserve the right to change our minds about this, whether or not this page has been updated to reflect it. This is not a Democracy; it is an Oligarchy.

On certain networks, there are local channel owners. If you disagree with them, you can always move to another of the available networks. We will listen to complaints about them, and if we have differing opinions, we can resort to moving the game to a different channel on the same network. If the local operator is an ircop and persists in differing opinions, we reserve the right to remove the game from their network entirely.

We don't involve ourself in irc network politics. The game exists on each network because we have been asked to put it there, or because we thought it would bring in more players for the overall game. We don't have any idea what the owners of these network believe in or stand for, and we don't really care. We are about the game. Our opinions do not reflect those of server admins, anyone else, etc etc.

I (simple) run a fair game. I don't take bribes. There is no way to buy things for your character with money of any denomination. That being said, I will take donations of money via paypal to help with the costs of the dedicated server the game runs on. If you wish to do that, send cash with paypal to idlerpg@idlerpg.org or click here . As of 2015-09-17, 2 people have donated, totalling $5.16 USD.