20 Feb, 2009, Zeno wrote in the 1st comment:
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Log: [*****] BUG: [Object #6293: line 3] MpMset: can't modify pc affected

Why is this stopped? Is allowing it a bad idea?
20 Feb, 2009, Scandum wrote in the 2nd comment:
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Generally not a good idea. A player could be given sanctuary without the spell effect, so it'd never run out.
20 Feb, 2009, David Haley wrote in the 3rd comment:
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Yes. Basically, the affected_by bits are an internal tracker of state, rather than a normal game play mechanism. Messing with it directly is dangerous because you are bypassing the normal methods of altering it (adding spells, and so forth).
20 Feb, 2009, Guest wrote in the 4th comment:
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Well I think it was actually blocked as a security measure against players abusing bugs to gain access to mudprogs and then forcing those to issue commands to alter their stats, affected_by being among them.