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Kissing Receipts, posted on Sat Jan 24 13:56:37 2009
Posted by: Pit
Category: General and Liaison (domain pages)
Missing item receipts can now be kissed by anyone, rather than just the original cloner as it used to be!

This follows on a recent development that made receipts try to fix themselves on every load, and will mainly affect receipts in playerhouses.

Sacrilege, posted on Sat Jan 24 11:49:40 2009
Posted by: Hagi
Category: Klatch (domain pages)
Today Klatch's first achievement was added, "Sacrilegious" in which you need to slaughter 250 Djelian cats. Here's hoping everyone knows the consequences of killing cats in Djelibeybi!

(Okay... so it was 1000 originally, but that was a bit mean.)

Monsieur Gabbiani Expands His Repertoire Slightly, posted on Tue Jan 20 07:23:36 2009
Posted by: Chilali
Category: General
Monsieur Gabbiani has a few new colour options available for his custom suits.

Calendar Command, posted on Tue Jan 20 04:30:39 2009
Posted by: Presto
Category: General
In response to a brief talker conversation the other day, the date lookup options for the 'calendar' command has been changed to allow you to specify a year. This will allow you to match real world dates with MUD dates as far back as the Beginning of Time (Hogswatchday AM year 1966) and as far ahead as the next century.

AM Park Terrain Tweaks, posted on Mon Jan 19 19:41:03 2009
Posted by: Thoreksken
Category: Am (domain pages)
Just added some consistency, making sure roads are coloured red and journey is disabled (horrible messages here!) in all our terrains.

Blog RSS Feed, posted on Mon Jan 19 14:23:27 2009
Posted by: Drakkos
Category: Web
I've added an RSS feed for each of the blogs, because that's kind of cool.

More Than Playing, posted on Sun Jan 18 11:18:30 2009
Posted by: Drakkos
Category: Web
A new page is available on the web-pages, under the Playing->Help submenu ( It lists some of the opportunities available for those who wish to make a more formal contribution to the MUD.

Oracle, posted on Sun Jan 18 11:16:59 2009
Posted by: Drakkos
Category: General
Newbiehelpers and Playtesters have been given operational access to a knowledge management system known as the Discworld Oracle ( It's available under the playing menu for Newbiehelpers, and the Playtesting menu for playtesters.

This tool is part of a research project between the University of Dundee in Scotland, the University of Miami in Florida, and IBM in New York. All users of the system are part of this research ...

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Vote Reminder, posted on Sun Jan 18 11:15:15 2009
Posted by: Drakkos
Category: General
Players are the life-blood of any MUD. Discworld is completely free, which means that we don't have the budget of commercial MUDs to advertise or put our name out there. One of the ways in which you as a player can help us is by voting regularly for us on the MUD portal sites.

If you want to be reminded whenever a new voting period is available, then there is a new opt-in automated reminder available - 'options output vote_reminder = on' to switch it on.

Every thirteen hours, a remind...

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Developer Blogs, posted on Sun Jan 18 11:11:52 2009
Posted by: Drakkos
Category: General and Web
We have added a blogging system to the game, to better serve you! The idea behind this blog is that it gives us an opportunity to announce things that are cool, but too minor for a news post. We do a lot of things, all of the time, and most of the time it never gets wider coverage than a 'fixed' reply on a bug-rep. Keep checking the blog!



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