Humor eh... I was saying it was your choice (not something to blame on system when the system gave plenty of precedence in the players handbook and in the artifact rules for doing it differently if you wanted to) AND Also in all the NPC abilities are not defined the same as the PCS abilities the system has.I'm not sure what this means or why I should be ashamed.
As I said if everyone thought if fun cool beans it is a win.The Evil Talking Ring had its roots in a Dungeon Delve adventure. AIR it could talk a good game telling the wearer to come over to the Dark Side, but had no actual mind control powers. It was a bit of a comedy item in a generally pretty grim campaign.