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The Zombies Are Here, posted on Sat Oct 31 00:00:46 2020
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
The zombie bacterium event has started! It will run for the next 24 hours and end at midnight server time.

Under the new opt-in system:

Zombie NPCs will only attempt to bite opted-in players.

Zombie players can only bite opted-in players.

Soothing Rain must be performed by an opted-in player to cure zombies.

"who survivors" and "who infected" will only show opted-in players.

The command to opt-in is "zombies opt-in".

Enjoy!

The Zombies Are Coming, posted on Mon Oct 26 05:42:07 2020
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
The zombie bacterium event will happen again on October 31, Saturday! If you missed the last one, now's your chance to bite some survivors and/or purify some zombies.

However, this time the event will be opt-in: you will have to type a command to join. This means that if you do not want to participate in the event, you can completely ignore it.

More details will be announced on the 31st.

Z-Bacterium Epidemic, posted on Thu Apr 2 12:48:10 2020
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
Reports have just come in about the outbreak of the terrifying z-bacterium that happened yesterday. Authorities claim that it is "all under control" and "not to worry". The arch-chancellor of the Unseen University has loudly disclaimed any responsibility, but comments that "Really, I'm sure people can deal with such a little thing, I don't see why you're bothering me about this. When's lunch?"

Player Property Party Poopers., posted on Tue May 28 15:49:27 2019
Posted by: Aristophanes
Category: Special
Additional restrictions on the auctioning of property have been implemented:

If you win an auction for ANY type of property and fail to claim you will be unable to bid for a period of time afterwards. The length of time you are unable to bid for depends on how many times you have failed to claim.

If you claim a RENTAL property and then terminate your agreement within 7 days you will be unable to bid for a period of time afterwards. You can tell whether you will be banned from bidding by the w...

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New Title: "Mx"., posted on Tue Apr 2 19:02:28 2019
Posted by: Aristophanes
Category: Special
There is now a new default title, "Mx" available to all players. Use the command "title update" to gain access to it.

Ps. You may have to su in order for "title update" to work. Ps. Ps. Try "title update" twice if the first time doesn't do it :)

Birthdays, posted on Sun Oct 14 15:51:51 2018
Posted by: Presto
Category: Special
The 'birthdays' command can now show you who has an upcoming birthday or who just had one recently (within +/- 14 days). Just use 'birthdays <number>' to give the window to check.


Hot Stuff 2, posted on Tue Aug 21 17:54:00 2018
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
The way cooling clothing works has been made more consistent. It will now cool you down even if you're indoors, but the total amount of cooling you can receive from clothing is based on the current room temperature.

He's All Ears., posted on Thu Aug 16 22:36:27 2018
Posted by: Aristophanes
Category: Special
Igor in the basement level laboratory in the Pseudopolis Yard watch house has come into a supply of arms and ears in addition to his ready supply of noses.

For a donation to the Widowth and Orphanth fund he may be persuaded to replace your missing parts, or to reattach a replacement that you "obtain" for him.

N.B. The exact method by which he takes his payment has changed slightly - he will take it as part of the process rather than by players donating money beforehand. He also continues to r...

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Gemcutting Edge, posted on Thu Jun 7 19:15:05 2018
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
Some of the patterns in the gemmed jewellery pattern book (Making Jewellery with Gems, by L. B. N. Wiggletoes), that were removed due to being unfinished way back when Slippery Hollow was released, are now finished and unremoved.

In Hot Pursuit, posted on Sat May 12 14:16:40 2018
Posted by: Pit
Category: Special
Bing!

Due to the discovery and subsequent fixing of a bug, you may find that pursuing has now become a little easier.

The effect should not be extreme, but may well be enough to be noticeable.

Your diligent bugfixer team.

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