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Pressure Drop, posted on Tue Feb 20 10:27:00 2024
Posted by: Kake
Category: Waterways (domain pages)
The XP reward for sailing has been rebalanced to bring it more in line with other game systems. In particular, it now takes into account the duration of your voyage, in order to ensure that crews of all speeds are given a fair reward for their time.

I've put further details below, but I also want to explain the thinking behind this change, and make it clear what will and will not happen in response to player feedback.

Firstly, the reason for the change. This is a high-XP mission, which means ...

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No One Knows What The Dead Think, posted on Wed Dec 6 17:37:31 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: General
Feeding GP to a spectre will now extend the duration of its life properly, rather than simply replacing the old timeout with a new one. This means that you no longer need to wait until your spectre is about to disappear in order to avoid wasting previously-fed GP.

Praying for others will now contribute deity points to the pool in the same way as praying in general.

"appraise here" will now attempt to let you know if you're in a room where dropped things will fall down rather than just stay...

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Injury Time, posted on Mon Aug 21 12:30:15 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: General
Four new achievements have been added, all from ideas in our Rainy Day File: Accident Prone, Brittle Bones, Packrat and Scheherazade.

The quartermaster's shovel is now a mace, rather than a polearm, since this is more consistent with its length.

Sorrel will now answer to "spice".

Gravitas, What Gravitas?, posted on Wed Aug 9 15:57:03 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: General
A bug has been fixed in the Memorable achievement, but unfortunately the fix required us to clear progress on this achievement for those who have made some progress but not yet completed it. If you feel hard done by because of this, please talk to a liaison. This does not affect people who've already completed the achievement; only people who were part-way there.

The spelling of the "Fossilized" title has been corrected to "Fossilised", in line with MUD style for spelling. If you were using t...

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Thank You And Goodnight, posted on Wed Jun 7 14:47:08 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: Special
Our recent Bugfix Weekend produced a plethora of fixes and enhancements, mostly related to playerhousing, decoration and furniture. Further details below!

* Furniture now responds to "placed furniture" and "unplaced furniture"/"displaced furniture" as appropriate. Moreover, it now responds to "all"/"thing"/"things" _if and only if_ it is unplaced; so, for example, "drop all" will now drop furniture items as well, but "get all" will continue to ignore placed furniture.

* Beds (except hammocks, ...

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Flexible Demeanour, posted on Wed Mar 29 12:07:43 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: Forn (domain pages) and Guilds
The Ettouferie of Luc Chanceux is now open on Yaga Crescent in Genua, offering custom-made string ties of all descriptions. Mano Rossarians in particular will find his services of interest.

Goaded on by this competition, Monsieur Gabbiani has increased his fabric options to include a couple of locally-themed leathers; though unlike Luc, he continues to offer his services to members of the Mano Rossa only.

Guildenstern and Kake

Learned Response, Part 2, posted on Sat Jan 14 15:38:10 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: Forn (domain pages)
Some more updates for the Genua trainable pets:

- They now do an emote (about wanting to go on an adventure) when they send a follow request to someone. This should make it easier for their owners to see what's going on and hence to praise or punish them as preferred.

- The monkeys can now be trained to "equip" and "unequip", thus allowing them to wear and remove human clothing as well as pet clothing. (This was kinda-sorta implemented already, but wasn't working properly.) You can still simpl...

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Kiss The Blade, Part 2, posted on Sat Jan 14 15:01:18 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: Guilds
A couple more things started during the last Bugfix Weekend are now finished:

* The Conlegium Sicariorum reception area now has a helpfile.

* The unarmed and sharp weapons dummies in the Ninja dojo can no longer be used by people who are currently on the balancing beam.

* The Ninja dojo now has a climbing rope.

- Kake and Stygian

Kiss The Blade, posted on Wed Jan 11 14:18:54 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: Guilds
Being at the turn of the year, our most recent Bugfix Weekend focused on a guild concerned heavily with endings - assassins! Here's what we did.

* Fingering an assassin will now show if they hold a position within their spec.

* Inhumation books/scrolls/rolls can now be viewed with the contracts sorted by price (ascending/descending) as well as by name.

* Something at the Mano Rossa mansion that was not previously climbable has now been made climbable (and also something-else-able).

* Monsieur G...

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Learned Response, posted on Mon Jan 2 12:50:28 2023
Posted by: Kake
Category: Forn (domain pages)
Several changes have been made to the Genua trainable pets:

- They can no longer be put into backpacks, vaults, etc.

- They can no longer be picked up by anyone other than their owner.

- They now show an indication of their mood when you look at them.

- They now respond to many more souls than they used to.

- They no longer consider the splash ritual to be a punishment unless it's performed on them specifically.

- They no longer require you to omit punctuation for them to understand a command (e...

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