Changes on Ansalon MUD!

Changes made to Ansalon during 2013.

Sender Geriant Date Mon Mar 4 12:20:40 2013 Subject Arena and Topten Both of these should be fixed, and are no longer disabled. Please let us know if you find any issues with them. Sender Geriant Date Mon Mar 4 14:09:13 2013 Subject Removing some wear slots We have removed the "about the body", "face" wear slots, as well as the secondary slot for both neck and wrists (meaning, there is only one item wearable on your wrists and neck now). This is neccesary for an upcoming change to the way that armor class works and the pain will be worth it, we promise. :) Items for the face and about hang on to for now, some of them may or may not get wear slot changes in the near/far future. Sender Geriant Date Tue Mar 5 12:31:19 2013 Subject sealskin airpouch The sealskin airpouch has been moved to the head wearslot instead of face due to face being removed. Sender Geriant Date Wed Mar 6 14:20:50 2013 Subject re: wear slots Items that have the "face" wear slot will now be worn on your head, and items that have the "about" wear slot will now be worn on your shoulders. So, no need to ditch your old gear just wear it once then compare it with what you had in the new slot. Sender Geriant Date Mon Apr 22 12:59:40 2013 Subject Newbie Hints & Plague I have added a new toggle, which is on by default when you create a new character, called "newbiehints". The purpose of this will be to provide hints and suggestions around certain situations to players who need it, but not to spam out players who do not need the help. The first such hint is now tied into plague. If you have newbie hints turned on you will now receive a message letting you know that plague reduces movement points every tick and that you should see a healer ASAP. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri May 24 15:52:49 2013 Subject Player Files We're archiving all old player files, meaning like if you haven't played in say 90 days etc. No worries though!!! If you go to log in, it will simply de-archive your character and you can play. It's more a behind-the-scenes file tracking thing. Keeps us sane :D Ziv/Dave/Skol. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri May 24 15:57:30 2013 Subject PFiles De-archiving automagically etc. - Imms Note Simply put, the pfile de-archiver works like this: If it can't find your character when you go to log in, it looks in backups, If it finds it, it moves it to active players. Seemless, players never see it happen. Keeps our activelist actually active. Let me know how long you want inactives to sit in the pfile directory? I'm thinking 3 months, after that it archives? Maybe have it check like once per day. - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri May 24 19:33:32 2013 Subject Activelist If you use it, it now archives players over 150 days unplayed. Per the previous change, if they then go to log-in, they are de-archived automatically. This will NOT archive immortals (the 21 gods). Have a great weekend! Cya all Monday :) Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jun 6 12:36:03 2013 Subject BUGS squishified There was a bug with Newbie hints going to NPCs (The get to a healer plague one), code was trying to access structure that NPCs don't have. I slapped it around a bit. Fixed :) Also a 'crowd brawl' bug when a victim wasn't there. Yay! Heh. - Ziv/Dave/Skol Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Jun 7 13:14:00 2013 Subject Website &... MAPS Thanks Kaelay!!! Welcome back! - Ziv/Dave/Skol Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Jun 7 14:42:20 2013 Subject WEAR FACE Wear face was put back in. Reorx and myself coded that for a specific reason. Face != Head. - Ziv/Dave/Skol Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Jun 11 11:12:56 2013 Subject Website Editor/Account The far right menu item, to log in! If you don't have an account, and want one, just note immortal with your username/password. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jun 12 13:04:12 2013 Subject Ansalonwebsite ( I've been updating our website, fixing links etc. Also added pages for each class, feel free to comment on those! (ask me for an account, free, anyone gets one :P) Take a look, offer constructive help etc. Thanks! - Ziv/Dave/Skol Sender Solinari Date Fri Jun 21 17:52:37 2013 Subject New Areas Two new areas have been added, the town of Gateway, between Solace and Qualinost, and the Ergonesti Wilds, west of Qualimori. Enjoy! Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jun 24 13:16:41 2013 Subject Quest Complete (totals show) Per Ekkana's idea, it now lets you know what your quest points are when you complete a quest. Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jun 24 14:12:07 2013 Subject Wear locations As we aren't doing a proposed change as planned, we have put back in the wear locations. The exception is the 2nd neck location as... well we don't have 2 necks. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jun 27 19:07:00 2013 Subject Majere! He's live and ready to rock all! Majere has immed with us on and off for 13+ years. We welcome him back with a huge 'bout time bro!' Ziv! Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 3 16:03:16 2013 Subject AutoEXIT - Clickable Autoexit (what you see when moving) now has more! This only affects players with MXP enabled clients (ie MushClient/Newer clients) You'll notice the word Exits is now underlined. Simple, it does 'exits' for a full description when clicked. Exits: (door) [LOCKED door] <- Last one is new Now exits have pull-down menus depending of if they are: a door, closed, locked etc. You can open/close/pick/listen/knock.. and of course just 'walk' IE: Closed door: - open up lock up listen up up (for our passwall friends/imms) Locked door: [up] - unlock up knock up pick up listen up up Regular exit: up - up scan up listen up Let me know if you have any thoughts :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 17 18:04:54 2013 Subject Boards Also 'boards' does 'unread'. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 17 18:07:51 2013 Subject Long lost players We now get a notification when old players come back, please remember to welcome them back? --> DE-ARCHIVED PLAYER ALERT: Thanin: Last seen 835 days ago. Just a fun way to see if they've been gone a while. - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Jul 19 19:05:56 2013 Subject THE PITS They will no longer devalue everything put inside them. I always thought it was stupid, and someone mentioned it today. So, from now on, you put something into the pit? It's still got any value it had before you put it there. Ya :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Jul 23 12:13:10 2013 Subject Gully uh.. Roma! It's relinked! The flinger... IS BACK! I know we have the 3 moons etc, but the old goodie is back now. If you have connection suggestions please do not hesitate to ask. Right now it's still connected to Solace, and will be at Sanitation Drive in Pal. Also Garnet dump, figuring out the rest. Ideas welcome. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Aug 1 13:34:05 2013 Subject Clickables (MXP) If you have MXP with your client (IE. MushClient & Zmud, a few others) You'll now have more clickables. Unread/note list/note reading etc. To see if (if you have MXP), type unread, or note list. You can click on the numbers. Also, you will have a Previous/Next link to click (if anyone has better formatting lmk). - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Aug 14 16:04:55 2013 Subject Inspect Hm, inspect... examine, yeah works as examine does. Silly Engrish :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Aug 15 19:29:42 2013 Subject FOOOOD (food) It's now worth something... again. Healing buf, you have fullness too. Play with it and let me know if you'd like anything changed on it. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Aug 20 14:10:19 2013 Subject Notes etc Now as they post you can just click on the link and read the new ones (if you have MXP, ie Mushclient or Zmud). And... sheepish grin here... the < prev/next > arrows now work as originally intended :p. - Ziv Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Aug 20 14:11:23 2013 Subject Food/Healing It be working correctly now :p You do NOT have to eat, but if you are full it does give you a slight bonus to healing rate. Also, you now DO heal while resting or sleeping, regardless of full/hunger etc. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Aug 20 18:19:49 2013 Subject Clickable stuff Your NESW in your prompts are clickable now. If the door is close (nesw) it will be 'open' that direction. Also, if you need to stand for something or wake etc? It's a clickable link as well. - Ziv. Ps. This all requires MXP which is available on the Ansalon MushClient (or just Mushclient) as well as Zmud, and NOW... Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Aug 22 18:00:46 2013 Subject MXP in notes You now have a Reply link that automatically makes a ' subject ' to respond to people's notes/ideas etc. Yay! Great idea Autumn - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Sep 26 15:46:47 2013 Subject Drinking Milk (and OJ etc), now relieve hunger again, although drinking doesn't give a healing buff, it does allow your character to heal a bit faster (as if you had eaten). Yadda yadda, milk works again :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Oct 3 11:16:34 2013 Subject Additional webpage Http:// Btw, I'm not sure who's that was, saw the link on OOC. If you do NOT want it listed, please let me know and I'll remove it. If you DO want it listed, please lmk who wrote it and I'll put credits. Also, if the author (or helpers) do not have, and want, a web editor login... By all means let me know and you can help add/fix info on pages like that. Thanks! - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Oct 3 18:21:23 2013 Subject Login etc It now lets you know how long it's been since you've played (if it's been over a week), just helpful to know :). But the real one handy to players is that if it backs up your character? (ie if you're over level 25, have lots of hours etc it saves a copy).. now it renames it yourname_bak, so you can recreate without the help of an imp. Recreating & Long lost players Just more fun stuff. - Ziv. Sender Solinari Date Thu Oct 10 14:22:09 2013 Subject Vingaard Made minor changes to the Vingaard area and Knights High Road. Mostly just reconnected things to make a little more sense. Soli Sender Solinari Date Thu Oct 10 19:48:45 2013 Subject Thelgaard/Caergoth Minor changes to the Thelgaard and Caergoth area. Merc and Wanderlust halls adjusted slightly, some layouts changed to flow better and make more sense. Expect more of this in the near future. Solinari, destroyer of speedwalks Sender Solinari Date Fri Oct 11 13:27:48 2013 Subject F*** yo speedwalks Expanded my repathing out through Throtyl, Neraka, and into Sanction. Walking from Neraka to Sanction will now require west through the green quarter. South from Neraka still leads to Bloten and the Plains of Dust. Soli Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Oct 22 11:28:40 2013 Subject EQ slots No change to them, but now the 'slots' command does as the 'equipment' command does. IE. Slot head, slot body etc. Thanks to our new player Shadorn for trying that one, made sense! Taking the 'Duh' out of Diku :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Nov 5 14:06:37 2013 Subject Promotion/Demotion - Dragonarmy Dragonarmy members can now promote/demote across subclans. You're welcome Saige :) - Ziv/Dave etc. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Nov 7 19:32:48 2013 Subject RANKS command I think something in the structure changed, but nontheless, RANKS command is back active and in. [Help Ranks] - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Nov 26 14:49:19 2013 Subject Fireproof! Inak, the Palanthian Palace mage... Now offers the spell fireproof, as well as permanently fireproofing (for an exorbitant fee :P) items. To use: fireproof . You can add 'price' or 'cost' to see how much, or 'permanently/perm/forever' to make it permanent. See also: 'Help Fireproof' (or 'Help Inak') Great idea Slips! - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Nov 26 17:17:30 2013 Subject Preserve! Inak (yeah again), the Palanthian Palace mage... Now offers to preserve scrolls, pills and food that are 'rotting'. Ever get tired of your rat turds rotting away? So did we! See also: 'Help Preserve' or 'Help Inak' - Ziv. Sender Solinari Date Thu Nov 28 13:23:49 2013 Subject TMTC Palace Mages Every Three Moons Transport Co mage is now also a "Palace Mage" and can perform the same services. Now you can fireproof, preserve, and any other other future capability from Tarsis to Kalaman! Thank Ziv for the new code! Soli Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Dec 19 14:39:12 2013 Subject ACTIVELIST backups You can now use ACTIVELIST to check backups as well. Syntax: Activelist backups/archived/inactive (any of those or part). IE. Dave types: act br back. Yup yup. - Dave.