News

22/Jan/2022
- decreased failure cooldown on crazed assault and blood fury to 1
- fixed bug where consecrate and desecrate were not damaging NPCs with level over 101
- fixed bug with how max players is calculated for who or count commands

01/Dec/2021
- New system for choosing race, class and attributes added for new players.

27/Nov/2021
- Failure to use onslaught has a reduced re-use timer compared to success to use.

24/Nov/2021
- toggle bard-songs should now work to enable brief or verbose mode
- Bard songs Astral Chanty and Summoning song require less time to sing.

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22/Jan/2022
- decreased failure cooldown on crazed assault and blood fury to 1
- fixed bug where consecrate and desecrate were not damaging NPCs with level over 101
- fixed bug with how max players is calculated for who or count commands

01/Dec/2021
- New system for choosing race, class and attributes added for new players.

27/Nov/2021
- Failure to use onslaught has a reduced re-use timer compared to success to use.

24/Nov/2021
- toggle bard-songs should now work to enable brief or verbose mode
- Bard songs Astral Chanty and Summoning song require less time to sing.

23/Nov/2021
- stats shown after a fight.

10/Nov/2021
- - A few commands such as identify, pick, close, open, lock, unlock now identify where the object they are
targeting is located.
- Identify output reformatted some.

31/Oct/2021
- Halloween event started. Say trick or treat to the woman east of the alley east of Chamber of Charity.
- Consecrate and Desecrate no longer affect immortals.
- Fixed bug with wrong name given when a mobile is unable to give you an object.

28/Oct/2021
- Brew and scribe skill increase difficulty lowered

27/Oct/2021
Copies of characters, with the originals unaltered, can be copied once from port 6666 to 6969 under these rules:
1. Up to only 2 characters at most that have run from same IP on port 6666 can be transferred.
2. No vault contents, golems, consignments, inventory or godload objects can be transferred.
3. Only equipped items can be transferred but not equipped containers filled with items.
4. No gold can be transferred.
5. Only up to 5000 platinum can be transferred to allow them to buy roughly 1 piece of GL on port 6969.
6. No XP or quest points can be transferred.
7. No quest equipment can be transferred.
8. Only 50% of HP or mana past 1000 or 50% of movement past 500 can be transferred. So if they have 3000 hp, it's 1000+(2000/2)=2000 hp kept.
Maximum HP or mana that can be transferred is 3000.
Maximum movement that can be transferred is 1000.
Limit of 100 KI can be transferred.
To start the process send a tell to Julian on port 6666 or 6969, if I don't respond to you on 6666, and I'll start.

24/Oct/2021
- Private sales through consignment vendor will cost 500k. This will keep people from using the consignment as their personal vault.
- gtell history added.
- tell/ask/reply/whisper all record history under tell history now.
- Price is now mentioned when an item is sold through the consignment vendor.
- Ghaerad, Sword of Legends will no longer talk to sleeping people or while its master is linkdead.
- There's a new toggle called nodupekeys. When enabled and you attempt to put a duplicate key on a keyring, it will be inhibited.
- Two of the same item that are flagged UNIQUE can't be put into a container on the ground or in inventory.

22/Oct/2021
- Everyone in a room can now hear a bard singing. If this bother you, toggle bard-songs.

21/Oct/2021
- The General Store in Sorpigal sells keyrings now. Thanks to Vaal for the idea
and contributing some of the code that made this possible.
- Fixed bug where repair shops would not repair keyrings.
- Removed artificial reconnect lag.
- Fixed bug where keyrings were able to be vaulted when they contained keys which caused keys to disappear.

17/Oct/2021
- New command: config. It lets you set two config options currently. config color.bad=color name and
config color.good=color name. Example: config color.good=bright green
Example: config color.bad=magenta These "good" or "bad" colors are currently utilized by
identify command when it's showing differences between base stats and new stats.
- Fixed bug where identify was showing opposite colors intended for ARMOR affect. Lower numbers
use "good" color and higher numbers use "bad" color.
- Fixed bug where skill increase message showed wrong maximum skill value.

14/Oct/2021
- Areas/helpfile/messages/skill quest changes copied from port 23/6969/8080 to port 6666.

03/Oct/2021
- items marked NO_CUSTOM, QUEST or SPECIAL (godload) cannot be randomized this will shortly include
all items made by combining objects
- Staff object type now gets random total charges
- Potion object type now gets random level of spell
- Containers now get their object affects randomized similar to armor
- Fixed bug with armor AC-apply not randomizing
- identify now shows AC-apply - non-enchant modifier on armor and potion level randomization

27/Sep/2021
- auction house shows prices with comma separators now. In the future I'll add separator choices for non-US countries like periods.
- no lag after running vend list.
- vend identify is now free and uses same output as identify command.
- Consignment vendor now advertises automatically, for free, if item is being sold for over 1,000,000 gold.
- Consignment vendor no longer charges a listing fee.

22/Sep/2021
- 50% of the time attributes (str,dex,con,int,wis) will be randomized +1 or -1. Previously it occurred only 33% of the time.
- 31 additional affects on weapons will be randomized.
- randomization of values on objects is more random now instead of a bell curve like it was before.
- identify command will now show (base value +/- change) for all affects and damage dice for weapons.

19/Sep/2021
- Identify now shows type of damage a weapon does.
- Additional telnet IAC GAs (go-aheads) sent during login to speed up login for MUD clients.

16/Sep/2021
- New vote in progress. Type VOTE to see the question.

15/Sep/2021
- Added new optional "all" argument to use with area builders' MPPAUSE mobile
program command. Example: MPPAUSE all . This will cause all mobile
programs for a specific mobile to pause for that duration in seconds.
- Fixed bug with daypass affecting wrong zone.
- Fixed crash bug that was affecting port 6666.

06/Sep/2021
- added keyring type item
- lock/unlock commands now search keyrings for valid keys
- Like illusion eq, keys now save for up to 24 hours instead of disappearing on save like they use to do
- items needed for quest can't be sacrified

12/Aug/2021
- Fixed bug that kept DC from booting due to a player's object in vault having too much damage on it.

03/Jul/2021
- no more global suicide messages

26/Jun/2021
- Improved load rates and other room, mob, zone and obj changes from port 6969 have been copied here



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