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Independence Days 2017 (July 4, 2017)
So yes here I was sitting in my godly heights and thinking to myself, good thing I locked all this stuff deep away, and ate the key. Turns out, I was wrong. Obviously, I only _dropped_ the key, and someone, _someone_ must have found it ..and used it. The gates are once more open, the soldiers come forward and the sanity of war commences yet again. It Is Time For Independence Days 2017! Henceforth till the 25th of July 2017 you can enjoy your beloved # # ## ##### # # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # ###### ##### ## ## # # # # # # # # # #
Easter Bunny Extinction 2017 (April 10, 2017)
Oh my, oh my. Bunnies!. You know the drill... It's up until April 24th. Enjoy!
It's that time again: Hell'o'seed! (October 29, 2016)
Hell'o'seed from now until sunday, nov 6th. Other details can be had from #83 on the quest board.
Independence Days 2016 (June 29, 2016)
They do not even remember why they fight. Nobody remembers, how it all started. Wars make the past blurry, especially with the victor writing history. But has it ever stopped the fighting? - It will not, probably, either this time. Independence Days 2016 - July 2nd to July 10th on your favourite MUD!
Easter Bunny Extinction 2016! (March 25, 2016)
Again, somehow the easter bunnies got loose. Help eradicate them, check the quest board for details. Event's up until April 1st, noon CEST.
Monster Rumble! (December 22, 2015)
What is a monster rumble, you ask? Something to aspire to. Check the quest board for details.
Advent Calendar 2015 Edition (November 30, 2015)
Beginning today, and spanning until Dec 24th, the advent calendar is back. Just have a look at it at the Bertold's Fountain. As the lebkuchen and gluehwein have been discarded en masse last time, I've updated them a bit. Also I might be having something in mind for those who make 23+ of the 24 possible days. Have at it, and remember, when Benden offers something for free, there must be bloody sacrifice involved somewhere...
Advent calendar... (November 23, 2015)
It's soon time to pop open some surprise gifts again, the advent calendar will return soon! (dec 1st)
Helloseed is ON! (October 30, 2015)
BEWARE, TRAVELLERS! DEVILISH CREATURES ABOUND! We're having another hell'o'seed -- it'll be on until tuesday, nov 3rd this time around. Other details can be had from #83 on the quest board.
independence days! (July 4, 2015)
The independence days have re-begun! This time it's a tax squabble between good ol' Welmar II and the lordprotector, both of which claiming to act both on principle and for the good of their (and all) citizens. Details about this debate will appear on the quest board. Civilization advances, so this time the battlefield is in space. There are two outposts reachable from mos eisley, each having a shuttle platform which will lead you to a safe area near the battlefield. From there you can enter the war at your will. It is also possible for you to return from the battlefield to your safe area, so remember where you entere the battle. To choose one side, go to welmar or the lordprotector, and ask them about keorangar, aragorn, welmar or justice (welmar) or serpent isle or independence (lordprotector), and agree to the terms by nodding. You'll join the respective ranks and the gates surrounding the battlefield (and the outposts) will open for you (you can just walk through the locked gate). For more information, see help independence days in game, and the quest board. Have fun, -B
independence days! (June 29, 2015)
Beginning in the early CET fourth of july hours, I'll be switching the independence days quest live! This will not impact the normal gameplay as heavily as it did last time, so joining it is purely optional. It'll provide a means for you to get rid of some of your money and help achieve success for your side. Details will pop up on friday, july 3rd, on the quest board, the quest will start july 4th, and run for three weeks. Winning side will then be determined and further steps communicated by the combattants. Enjoy.
Update 2015-05-11 (May 11, 2015)
Time to cool down... (April 10, 2015)
..after the easter bunny extinction event is over. Things that will lower your blood pressure: A trip to hell, evil asgard, a ragnaroek, a tea break, soloing the pyramid, two-manning the barbarian village. Once your pressure is settled again, you can get all worked up over the upcoming 20th birthday of MultiMUD!
Easter Bunny Extinction Event! (April 1, 2015)
Beginning NOW! and continuing until april 9th, the easter bunnies will get their cute little asses whooped by ... YOU! Come and get yourself an extinction device (go to the questshop and "engage extinction"), grab that thing (after maybe having a look at it?) and butcher your way through the ever growing easter bunny hordes. There may be even rewards for your performance in the end, and/or some ranking, can you believe it? Oh. And Exp. Lots of exp. So sharpen your blade, chant your spells, go ham!
advent calendar rewards distributed (January 10, 2015)
Specifically for the following characters, the 'remort without the hassle of building up knowledge first' flag has been set: Arehon, Belven, Darnys, Fawkes, Gauss, Jaenar, Kimber, Li, Maegwyn, Marora, Mirai, Nephrati, Petal, Roxy, Sakayin, Santiago, Searil, Shree, Shujnai, Silas, Stodiana, Tanran, Taruskith, Theseus, Trahorn, Trakas, Xavian, Zanda. Enjoy!
Advent Calendar is BACK! (December 1, 2014)
Beginning today, and spanning until Dec 24th, the advent calendar is back. Just have a look at it at the bertold's fountain. There's a special reward choice available for those who make 23+ of the 24 possible packages -- a "free" remort for non-remort 60s. Have at it, and remember, when Benden offers something for free, there must be bloody sacrifice involved somewhere....
Bard's Contest Sat Nov 15th (October 24, 2014)
So we are going to have a bard's contest! Prepare your songs, sharpen your strings, fill the drums, ... on Saturday, November 15th, 11pm central european time / 5pm eastern time the circle of story tellers, singers and others will duke out the QP, harp and title. (Barring technical surprises, the contest most likely will also be tweeted) Check out the quest board for more details!
Congratulations to Heroes as Barbarian Village Falls (July 28, 2014)
Mark the date everybody, as the proud group of (mainly) Narumi and Olandis, and Koga and Io have succeeded against the horde outpost of the barbarian village. It's been some time since the last group with Regrin did it... Rewards have been delivered, and the barbarian village will return as well. There's always space for more glory... Olandis: 33 deaths - 20 QP & [Hero] Narumi: 28 deaths - 20 QP & [Hero] Koga: 13 deaths - 20 QP & [Hero] Io: 9 deaths - 20 QP & [Hero] -Benden, IMPLEMENTOR
Yet another server move....finished. (June 17, 2014)
Well, what else to say but: we're now on 126.96.36.199 port 4242, of course STILL multimud.net (albeit DNS caching might take a random amount of time from within few seconds to many eons until it's updated. Don't give up. Use the numeric IP). Thanks to *drumroll* Benden (!) who did all the actual hard work.
May 1st: 19 years of MultiMUD (April 29, 2014)
And we'll be celebrating by mudding relentlessly and visiting all these dark places we've been avoiding. Come join us for multi's 19th birthday!
Advent Calendar for MultiMUD! (December 1, 2013)
Every mortal now has access to their personal own advent calendar! It's to be found at bertold's fountain, do drop by and have a look at it! Get the package numbered for the specific day, and you'll find gimmicks ranging from gingerbread and gluehwein over to degrees, gold, QP, some rare items (such as UW mysticals and relics) and finally, a potential encounter with santa himself! Do enjoy it daily until dec 24th, special bonus available for those who open their package daily, each day, for 24 times...on the 25th.
mixpotion memorial week over - mixpotion memory on (June 9, 2013)
"mixpotion recall" allows looking through all these nice recipes the game has stored ever since mixpotion memorial week (and will continue doing so). Board of changes (and possibly even the help files!) have more info.
DEATH TRAPs update (May 27, 2013)
This is a memorial day to remember... so why don't you stop and mourn, blessing the memory of these evil monsters called DEATH TRAPs (DTs). They have eaten so much equipment, and ended many a young hero's rise to the top before the challenge really had begun. So while you are still thinking about how DTs used to work, let me tell you, they don't anymore. When hitting a DT now, your EQ will *break*. Just as if its lifetime was used up. Of course non-magic / non-quest items still are gone afterwards, but you can repair the rest. Also you will now lose a certain amount of your experience (and, potentially, degrees) dependent on your level when hitting a death trap. Finally, keys and norent items still DO disappear when hitting a death trap.
Mixpotion Memorial Week! (May 27, 2013)
A week from memorial day on, the mixpotion ingredients will be loading like mad! There's a slight tweak to it: Although many, many more than usually load, they are not rentable nor can be sold. Use the opportunity to update your recipe databases! Speaking of recipe database: there's one built into the MUD now. Any potion you mix will instantly be added to your recipe DB. There is no in-game interface to it (yet?), but you can access your character's known recipes on the homepage by going to multimud.net/recipes (you'll have to log in). The web interface also is still subject to change, luckily though the MUD itself doesn't need to reboot to pick up such changes. Well, enjoy!
tweakers and tweakables (May 3, 2013)
Welcome a new system akin to a rudimentary crafting system. It's a little birthday present from your implementor to the now adult MultiMUD. As we don't have the spare manpower to populate the ground with all the ores you'd need to mine them, and melt and ... basically populate the world with raw materials, come up with how these materials can be combined etc. etc. etc. we're going down another route. Enter the tweakables! From now on, some pieces of armor will have a new flag set, tweakable. The only affection this sort of armor will have, is its bare AC apply. The armor can be class or align restricted as usual. The first tweakable items will be the asteroid stuff from qumran, but (not too many, actually) others are to follow. So what do you need this flag for on boring equipment pieces? Enter the tweakers! Tweakers are special items that you cannot directly interact with. They have affections just as normal pieces of armor, but you cannot wear them in general. Instead, you can combine them with a tweakable item, and the tweakable item will take over the affections of the tweaker. There will be two sorts of tweaker items: (a) ones that you can find in places. They are rare, and bear some affections on them. (b) ones you can find hidden in very, very, very remote or hard to reach places, or are rewarded to you from a quest. They are extremely rare, and bear no affections. Finally, at some weird places, you can find cregu points (cregu points are just special treasure items). Under certain limits, you will be able to use a collection of cregu points to create your own tweaker affections with an empty tweaker. Self-created, (b)-type tweakers also incur a cost (in quest points) in the process, whereas the "normal" ones, type (a) do not. You can imagine you can build better ones than you commonly will be able to find. Tweakers can be applied to tweakable items at your next blacksmith using the arm command: arm <tweakable> <tweaker>. The blacksmith will then happily rob you of a small amount of money, and present you with your brand new tweaked item. The item will have descriptions dependent on the tweaker, and the tweaked item. To make things even jucier, they are considered personalized items (and quest items), so you can actually change the item's durability and descriptions even more at the blacksmith with the alter command. The very first tweakers will be the easter bunny paws that will be handed out to you guys. The next few coming up will be of the (a) variety, and somewhen you'll stumble over a (b) tweaker and I'll never have told you about adding them ;) Have fun. -B
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MULTIMUD (May 1, 2013)
Today, we celebrate the 18th birthday of MultiMUD. We've come a long way. We're not going away. I'm looking forward to another 18 years of MultiMUD, and another 18 years after that. And then.. some more. Anybody honoring the freaking achievement of our existence today with offering me 18 bags embalmed from level 61 mobs who have more than 18000 hit points each gets 1 Quest Point. (This offer is valid for 18 days.) Oh yeah. MultiMUD is now an adult even in germany. Multi's applying for a driver's license as we speak.
In case you wonder... (February 27, 2013)
...a number of you have expressed your gratitude for the work that I am investing to keep this place running, and even from time to time improve on it, and/or even create a further future for the game. Even so, when we were taking over our own server, offers had been made to throw in a share of the payments necessary. Well. I don't want your thanks. Seeing you enjoy the game is gratitude enough for me. Well, nearly. If you REALLY wanna "pay back"... go recruit us some new players. I'm serious. Don't shrug it off as impossible! You didn't shrug off survivor as impossible for you saw others had done it. Well, let me tell you, there are MUDS out there whose player counts aren't as low as ours. There are inspiring examples of these other ones, with whom we can compete feature-wise, but not with out player base. Well, let's change that. I know we're living in a niche, obviously. But I believe real role players are always MultiMUD material. I didn't say it's easy. Not everyone is cut for doing survivor with a monk or rogue either. Doesn't make it impossible. In case you wonder what to do, you can always ask me about the flyers we have, or check out the ideas board for some other approaches. So well. Go get me some new sacrifice material. -B, *IMP*
Nu Klendathu Notes (February 19, 2013)
Nu Klendathu notes are available under http://multimud.net/NuKlendathuNotes.html I'll update these from time to time to give an accurate picture of the plan, and announce so on the board of changes in the game. Until then, have fun figuring out how's it gonna be like!
UW related memory leak... (February 13, 2013)
I might have plugged it. It was triggered by moving through UW so .. I gave you a fresh UW. Use as usual. I'll inspect later to see if I was right :)
Lord Thador's short vacation... (February 6, 2013)
Alright, we've all had some fun with the new UW, but I've seen two issues here that need further investigation. In fact we have some sweet memory problems here .. (somewhat to be expected, this is C after all and when you make a mistake, usually memory gets out of hand :). Anyways, to better find the source of the problem, I'll have to reboot more often, which means we really need the UW to store its state across reboots or else you all gotta dig through the first level again and again and again and ... so I'll put the UW on the bench for what I hope will be a couple days at most, to implement proper storing and restoring of its state. Once we have that, I don't have to feel guilty for continuously rebooting on you to introduce some new bugfixes and features and new bugs.
The Return Of Lord Thador... (January 28, 2013)
All hail Lord Thador! He's back from his winter vacation and moved into his slightly bigger halls (some 4500 neat rooms with around 2500 of his friends) to welcome guests, visitors for a cup of tea. This is the new layout engine, new size (obviously), all in one zone, experimental future UW version. It's not reboot proof yet. But we'll be getting there...
Help Marina help Sabach find a lady! (January 24, 2013)
The quest is running -- check out http://mudquest.net for further details.
Constructive and Cooperative Play (January 24, 2013)
I was watching what happened after I began switching shops to store their contents across reboots with interest, for what I was doing was sort of a social experiment. It also was a test balloon, attempting to see whether you would innately have the same vision with regard to the shops as I had when I set them up like this. To make a long story short, I have to say I am a bit disappointed with the result. So this may serve as a reminder, as a pointer into which direction we are actually heading, and the kind of behaviour that I would frown upon vs. the kind of behaviour that everybody benefits of. So yeah. We are small, and I don't see any reason for an overly and overeager competetiveness amongst you. For instance, I have reduced one set of resources ("fresh money" brought to the game via reboots, into shops, from where you could harvest it by liberating it in exchange for some liberated items which you collected...), whereas I have vastly increased another resource - actually - a lot of them, depending on how you use the infrastructure. Which brings me exactly to my point. You may have noticed, that there are an abundance of potion bases, simply because you keep selling them to rusty. Well, of course I have also increased the overall output of potion bases, but that's beside the point here. What you, constructively and cooperatively did, was to make rusty a market place of helpful goods. Because you also consume a lot of unlimited items from him, and seldomly try to sell something for 100k to him, it is easy for him to keep this up. Remember, shops not only store their inventory, but also their funds. What I had envisioned when I changed shops like I did was a behaviour like you expose with the old rusty man. Use the shops to share, take what you need when you go on a trip yourself, refill with stuff from the world before you leave... money again becomes useful. Not much is needed, and all it's serving with regard to shops is as exchange tokens. Money -> potion base, potion base -> cash. Because the funds are so limited, that is a sane way to use a shop now. And it's also a helpful way. Now let's consider some other shops, for instance, Freyburg's Breuninger's. Here, the same approach as rusty would mean that newbies, lowbies and levelling people could gather helpful equipment from the shops, use them, sell again if not too used up, or refill later. Again, there's not really money to be made from the shops, so coming along with five 100k items isn't helping anybody. But you need money?! Well, do you. Lockers are expensive, alright, but with increased rent space and by taking a PH, you can actually store what an average mudder needs for their bliss. The money required for this can easily be obtained by good old school murking of mobs. This is to be your money source, and feel free to have at it. Of course there's also treasures to plunder, quests to be run etc. Shops are only one instance of a thought of cooperative and constructive play together. Remember that we are all here to have fun; of course some want to achieve more than others; and for some purposes again the resources are limited (or somewhat limited), like attempts at the barbarian village per uptime, or amount of stones with UW, and competing for these resources is natural and not a problem per se; but at times you should step for a moment and wonder whether you are just having fun yourself, or actively ruining others'. I am all for the first, and I assume we're all together in that we don't want the latter. Your undead necropedophiliac (someone has some rotten zombie fetus for me?) philosopher gourmet.
Bardsongs / play instrument (January 21, 2013)
I've found the reason for the crashes some of our esteemed bards have caused, and got rid of it. Now if it crashes, it's for an entirely different reason, yay! :D Anyways. That is to say: play instrument should be safe to use again.
some more points (January 21, 2013)
There's been some more changes to bash and waiting in combat. I think the current version should be to everybody's liking. What's new? Basically you can skip 'stand' when you are bashed and spamming your next command. Wanna bash back? just hit bash. You will execute this command at the earliest possible time (which might even still be during combat, before other people "after" you are acting). There's another reason why you can skip 'stand'. Players will now stand up automatically just like mobs always have done. (You can still stand up manually of course if you want to, but either you will end up getting a: don't you consider fighting as standing? message, or it wouldn't (shouldn't!) have made a change if you hadn't. Mobs also will stand up reliably (or so I hope...) after two rounds of getting a beating, so no more free beef. But they will also act right away, so for bashing mobs, you can have real nice bashing battles now that might end up going back and forth quite a bit. Aside of that, I fixed the bug where when you rented in a PH with more than the allowed amount of items, things would go south... You won't actually rent now if you have too much stuff on you. Finally, for fighters, don't mock the player with these cooldown messages when there's nothing to cool down from (i.e., when you utterly fail to get your parrying/riposting act together, the mud shan't also mock you on top!) As usual, report bugs, have fun, die plenty. -B
progress update of the day (January 20, 2013)
- clantalk comm replay now is in color. - when using affects <target> and target doesn't have any, a wiser msg is displayed - switch items were broken. I think I fixed them. - I'm messing around a bit with waitstates in combat. Not there yet.. poor bashers - Idle renting (timeout) should now properly store your worn EQ etc. - Prevent to put unrentable items in a locker by putting them into a container (or a container in a container in a ...) - I said I had fixed QE, lol was I wrong. I now have scrutinized a lot more, confident quests/scripts are working again. - display empowered status and charge status of wands & staves in shops - proper wait state handling for wands / staves / scrolls - spell scribe was eating your EQ sorta randomly. Fixed now. - PH saving: when saving a container in the PH, it would be both emptied on the floor and saved with its contents. Well, sorry to say, that's been fixed :D Also, I had to update a lot of objects for the first reboot couple days back. This was done by some scripts, and these scripts weren't the best ... well. I have improved them some, and redone the modifications. It's gonna be better but.. if you find e.g. an item with an AC apply of some 4 million, let me know please. - switch, teleport, ambiance, enterable items or containers that might have been a bit screwed up should be fine now. - the ellebore grain is now mixing the correct spells again, sorry about that.
Some progress... (January 16, 2013)
The last reboot fixed a couple of problems that you have found. Sadly the cost of doing business here had been to reset the lockers, phs and rent files back to yesternight's state, but that should be the final such set back that's necessary. - lockers have been fixed - the problem with keys easily unlocking anything has been fixed. - also some enterable containers were broken (interdimensional door) - fixed. - teleport items have been fixed. - shops displaying some items as 0 cost and then still charging you - fixed. - postmaster claiming to give you a mail but won't - fixed. - have your corpses decay once they're emptied - little oversight in frenzy (frenzy would always seem to start) - fixed. - a couple of quest engines would not run properly (e.g. corpses in pyramid) - fixed Looking forward to the next array of bugs :) - I'm aware of a problem with play instrument, haven't figured that one out yet.
Batch of changes online (January 16, 2013)
The following changes (described in more detail elsewhere, like the other news items, board messages, facebook, ooc channel chatter, take your pick) have been activated: User visible stuff: - %k in prompt shows seconds til tick - detect magic cast on others show their affs w/ time left in secs, possibly - affects will show time left in seconds if you have detect magic on - affects <person> will work if you can master advanced magic techniques - "rent" in PHs works now - when renting, your EQ and its contents get saved as-is (where worn, ...) - when returning, your EQ and its contents get restored (...) - lockers also support this now - self written notes (piece of paper) and mixed potions (bronze vial) can be stored now (including their text, or extra aliases for the vial, or..) - songbooks, prayerbooks are back - personal EQ is back and improved: you now can also enhance the name list of the items, and increase their maximum durability. Personalized EQ is enabled to be stored automatically and independently of you. - amount of items in rent is now 37, in PHs it's 59. - dome of power now is _always_ helpful! - objects can now be mailed in mud mail (with 'send') - new race skill for orcs: frenzy - addition to parry: riposte. - enhancement to dual backstab: get rid of the "back". All thieves' "stabs" now get a "dual". - mask alignment update: mask good/evil/neutral and LIKE IT! - clantalk, say, sayto, gsay now each have a commlog - shopkeepers now are crash/reboot safe. - when you die and your corpse gets left behind, that is crash/reboot safe also Internal, scary stuff: - juggling control completely from the left to the right, yay - we're now a pulseless MUD. Way to go! So 1990 in 2013! - timing should be waaay more reliable. Like a tick each 72 seconds. - cookies are back! - all game entities can now be completely stored by setting ..a flag. - vnums completely changed from a scalar to a structural value.. think integer number on one side, complex number on the other. We're so imaginary, it's getting real. Momentarily disabled: - fame boards - multibay (still) - losing EQ by rent timeout (ooooooh) - storing of more than one pet with stash We're going to a daily reboot schedule (if we don't reboot earlier...) for the next couple of .. weeks or so. Until then, report to me what I broke in the massive process and show some patience ;) your IMP
What time is it? (January 8, 2013)
It's about time. Or so. Many of you have noticed in the past, that our ticks aren't exactly happening each 72 seconds. The reason for this is both historical as well as technical. Obviously it would be nice to have a tick each 72 seconds, right? Today, we are burying a companion that has travelled with us for a very, very long time. Actually, if you look back into the base circle code that we once stemmed from, you will find the ... pulse. A weird heartbeat that is supposed to be triggered a constant number of times per second, thus giving you a measure of time. All the activities in the game (zone resets, combat, ...) are bound to that pulse. Well, no more. Instead, I have taken the good old event queue that I've written a decade ago, and gave it support for real timestamps (with micro second accuracy (you'll recognize the struct timeval, right?) and 1/10s resolution (the event queue supports insertion to happen in "1/10s in the future")). Also, I did the inevitable code mass rape (the fit-for-workplace term is 'refactoring') that comes with it and dearly enjoyed it, of course. So, even more chance for weird bugs, unexpected crashes and the like. This does not mean a change to the game mechanics. On the surface, ticks are still there, only now they're happening each 72 secs, not in 69..75 seconds. It's what's under the hood that changed. So. What we're gaining from it is a way higher accuracy in how the game deals with time passing and when it has to do something. Previously, you could see a skew of up to 3 seconds (sometimes worse) per tick. This skew should now be an order of magnitude lower than your ping to the game. That's nice for you because it makes it easier to know when a tick will happen (of course the %k prompt escape helps, too), but it's also nice for me because I now can write code that depends on exact timing even over longer durations way more easily. I hope you'll appreciate this as much as I do. -B
A Todo List (January 7, 2013)
The remaining todo list for multimud (couple bugs aside) - mailing EQ [check; done] - rangers get their mixpotion locker [check; done] - personalized EQ: buy DUR for QP [check; done] - personalized EQ: self-saving (crash/reboot-resilient) [check;done] - clantalk commlog [check; done] - underworld survives reboots / resets only when (cough cough cough) (not trivial) - UW items locker - detect magic boost (you're gonna love this) - "rent" instead of "save & quit" in PHs. [check; done] - increase # rented items / saved items in PHs / lockers [check; done] - DT saving -- don't lose your EQ but get to regain it - rent timeout -- see above - wizard: implement homing beacon as it should've been - knight: implement knightly manners as ... - warlord: recruit - sage: carry minion ===================================================== [ ] All of the above done? | | | | | | | | | | \ / NU KLENDATHU.
detect magic update (January 7, 2013)
"- detect magic boost (you're gonna love this)" So this is what happened: 1) All of detect magic's normal functionality remains. 2) You can cast detect magic on others as well. 3) If cast on others, you will see their active spells (similar to what you see when you use affects yourself). 4) When using affects yourself, you will see the remaining duration of your spells in seconds when detect magic is active. 5) The duration of spells when cast on others will be displayed (in secs, too) if you can cast the spell. 6) If you have adv. magic, you will always be treated as if detect magic was on, as well as if you could cast all spells. In other words, on affects, you'll always see remaining duration in seconds; when casting detect magic on someone, you'll always see all durations. But even better! 7) If you have adv. magic, you can use affects <target> to see their spells and durations as if you had casted detect magic on them. This looks like so: > affects marius Marius is sensitive to good and bad alignment. Marius is sensitive to the presense of invisible things. Marius is sensitive to magical things. Marius is sensitive to hidden life. Marius is poisoned! [2456 s] Marius's eyes are glowing red. Marius can walk on water. Marius's movement is sluggish. [728 s] Marius seems unlucky. [2528 s] Marius seems corrupted. [152 s] Marius seems weaker than usual. [728 s] Marius's feet have been turned to stone! [296 s]
A glimpse... (January 7, 2013)
Little glimpse of the current expected fallout... In order to be able to rape the MUD to my liking and establish Nu Klendathu as I wanna, I had to do some infrastructural changes first. In essence, I convinced myself it's worth it (whysoever) to invest about a man-week of tearing the code base open, rewiring the shit out of it, and then stomp it all back together firmly and evenly under a big pile of mud. So what happened? I changed vnums. To those not initated, vnums, virtual numbers, are the prototypical identities in the MUD. Rooms, objects, mobs have them. Previously, they worked like v = z * 100 + n where v is the vnum, z the zone number assigned (e.g., 24 for ramtop) and n the room number. For obvious reasons you are limited to 100 rooms per zone. Well. No more. Now there's roughly four million rooms per zone number possible (2^22 if you must know). This doesn't immediately affect you, but it enables builders to do two things: 1) extend zones to include more than 100 rooms/mobs/objects easily. 2) keep adding to existing zones without further administrative overhead in the MUD. In other words, Sabach can now blow up Tortuga and I could simply add a seventh level in the pyramid with the size it's supposed to have (and also fix level 6 to finally have double the depth/width as level 5!). I did a lot of cookie fixing. Well, nice, eat your cookies, eh? What are cookies? Cookies are little bits of information associated with your character, an object, a room or a mob. These are bits of information that usually are not required to be present. An example is personalized EQ. We need to store the changes somewhere. So the EQ could have a cookie storing its updated descriptions. Cookies were broken in some respects and I never had the heart/stamina to debug what was going on, partially also because some very very wise-ass coder wrote the cookie subsystem and did smart things there that I don't even bother to analyze now. It's a pity, because it was a system of beauty. Well, now I've replaced it with a system of simplicity and extensibility. What this means for you is that a lot of cookie based things will come back. Pet storage. Personalized EQ. Even without Night City accessible currently, datachip and deck storage will work again. Song books and your collected sermon prayerbooks will work again. I also added storage of entities from the game.. That is, any room now can function as a PH-like thing basically. Actually, even more than that. Assume you have a mob sitting in one of these rooms, and the mob has an item on him, now the room saves and includes the mob and the EQ he's carrying. Any object can function as storage now. Assume I make a container that only can carry UW items. It stores itself. You could throw it anywhere and it would save itself and its contents. Next reboot, it's sitting there again. Same goes for mobs. I've added communication backlog for say, gsay, sayto. Clan channels are on the agenda, don't worry. I've also added a prompt escape for 'seconds left till tick'. And I've done even more, but I'll return to work on some final infrastructural bits and pieces before I'll go ahead and indulge in the bliss of creating nu klendathu itself.
some more items checked off the todo list (January 7, 2013)
"rent" in PHs now works. You can still remove all, drop all, save, quit of course. Or just "rent" in a PH without removing or dropping anything. Also it's now legal to have containers in containers in PHs. When renting, your norent items are extracted, but you remain wearing your EQ/inventory as usual. You will return in your PH wearing your stuff. The new number for Bryant to be mad at is 37 (=amount of items stored in rent/cryo). PH owners will rejoice over 59 items storage capacity now. (that's basically a full "rent" set and another set. So PH owners no longer need to rent/cryo just because they have a 2nd and 3rd set, oh gosh!).
mask alignment,dome of power update (January 7, 2013)
Missing from previous list: mask alignment change. Mask alignment shall take an argument, good, evil or neutral. You will be perceived as such. Additionally, while mask alignment is on, neither your virtual, nor your real alignment changes. What this means is that if you're lucky enough to have mask alignment, you can swap to some other alignment while really remaining at your alignment. In other words, you are evil and wear your lucifer outfit, but "mask good" and join some goodie group on an asgaard run. You will kill evils with them. Your alignment will remain 'pure of heart' throughout to the outside, and your previous alignment to the inside (including your EQ). You (still being evil) could also go 'mask evil' and go evil killing and both your perceived and real alignment would remain evil. dome of power now doubles the saving throw only if it makes sense for you. That is, on non-positive spells it will throw another time if you have not succeeded yet, and will give you a chance to fail if you have succeeded so far. In other words, a 66% success positive spell cast on you used to have 56% success chance; now it'll be 88%. So it'll be good for you to have dome of power on no matter what.
While tweaking object saving... (January 7, 2013)
Lockers have also been updated now. So the same traits that apply to the new object saving (container content remains intact, even volatile information like, say, what you've scribbled on a piece of paper, or a potion you mixed) apply to lockers. So yes, you can stuff your potions in a warp and then put that warp in the locker. Next up is also making sure that the items that can store themselves, and are containers, like the upcoming UW mega bag, will fit into the lockers and count as one single item. So you'll be able to stuff in any UW item into there, and then stuff the bag into a locker and forget about it.
PK THURSDAYs! (July 29, 2012)
The mortals of this game are so awesom! that they created a game in the game that will deliver its implementor what he appreciates the most: sacrifices. The theme is the PK THURSDAY which spans 30hours of awesome murking of each other. You get to take an outlaw flag and get rid of it afterwards again. This will enable you to take it out on all the other guys who are there. One winner for sure: The reaperman gets to take out the defeted contestant. Why 30 hours you might ask? Well, to make things fair for our playerbase we begin at midnight, on the very first CET second of each thursday, and end it o the first second of friday morning of eastern time. We will be keeping stats of who beat who and what and maybe at some point how. Also you can keep the outlaw flag of course, but then it will not be removed on a subsequent occassion without the proper sacrifice, see also help outlaw.
Degree Boni (April 18, 2011)
The Chance to gain a bonus point has been effectively doubled. It is thus 2 per mille per degree achieved already (e.g. 48% for degree 240), and also the degree'ers plaque got a little polish, try additional filtering like l degrees 100 50