Changes on Ansalon MUD!

Changes made to Ansalon during 2015.

Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jan 21 18:05:38 2015 Subject Automapper Snippet (Midboss) change The automap now shows area name and room name in the output for faster navigation :). - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jan 28 18:33:52 2015 Subject MAPPER - Update Brief If you have BRIEF on, you won't see the room desc with the AUTOMAP turned on (it showed descs regardless before), now it hides the desc with BRIEF as it should. Woop woop. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jan 28 18:36:40 2015 Subject QUEST POINTS We removed them all... Kidding. Quest points now will show your your regular ones, as well as LanceQuest, MudScrabble, and Shinare's Amazing Chest points. Feel free to ask for a redeem of your TICKER's for points to your char. A QUEST LIST LANCEQUEST, MUDSCRABBLE etc will be coming to a QMaster near you soon. LanceQuest, being Solamnic, will require being in a Solamnic area (region) to purchase. Although, since Pal Pit is where most idle.. yeah. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jan 28 19:19:13 2015 Subject LANCEQUEST - combining You now will automagically get your LQ points when you complete any of the lances, the DragonLance will of course.. vaporize :) Ziv. Ps. To check your points, QUEST POINTS, or type SCORE. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jan 29 18:45:58 2015 Subject Shinare's Amazing Chest Quest! You will now find parts of Shinare's jewelry boxes around the game. There are slats, hinges, lids, locks and keys of different gem types. The rarity of them also increases the complete box's point value, garnet through diamond. right gem and it doesn't have too many of that given part, it's added on. (Examine partial to see what's missing). Complete Chests require: 5 slats, 2 hinges, 1 lid, 1 lock, and 1 key. Upon completion you will be awarded Shinare's Chest points (quest points, or score to see). Have fun! - Ziv. Ps. Thanks huge to Khyldes who originally had the 'by hand' method of this quest, about 12 years ago :) Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jan 29 19:08:45 2015 Subject LOOK PERSON LOCATION You can now look at someone's specific EQ slot to see what they are wearing (if you can see the item). Great idea Lahrag! Anyway, hope it helps. Should make EQ'ing a tad easier :) Syntax: look zivi nuts... er look zivi legs :p. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jan 29 19:11:25 2015 Subject Someone OOCs Since it's OOC... it shows name (unless wizi imm). Minor, but figured it was noteworthy :P. busy day. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Jan 30 17:28:01 2015 Subject LANCEQUEST QUESTMASTERS Questmasters now have different lists (they were getting a tad long): QUEST LIST ITEMS/WEAPONS/COUPONS/POINTS/LANCE You'll notice the LANCE one... Yes, that's new, and requires LanceQuest Points. The Shinare's Quest Tickets will be available next week
(as well as other prizes you can purchase) Also, now every time you complete a Lance.. you get a nifty restring. Same goes for Shinare's chest :) Have fun all! - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Feb 3 12:22:13 2015 Subject TAUNTING! You can now TAUNT or INSULT anyone in the room. This isn't limited to Kenders, but could be in the future :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Feb 6 11:23:11 2015 Subject RE: Minor tweaks per Adno Agreed!:change + Dogs are now strays and NOT agro, pitbulls just growl at cats, and still have dice, but a few less. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Feb 6 11:33:04 2015 Subject Oops - Shinare's You can now no longer combine 2 partially created boxes (which apparently opened up a portal to the Abyss and sucked your soul clean... thereby crashing the Mud... :P Heh. thanks Adno for helping me track/squish :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Feb 9 17:29:00 2015 Subject BONUS You can now BONUS people experience (as before) as well as Mudscrabble, Shinare's and LanceQuest points :). IE. Adno has a bag and has 37 Mudscrabble points in it: BONUS ADNO MUDSCRABBLE 37 Syntax: Bonus . - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Feb 16 14:15:42 2015 Subject RE: Jaxo: Feeding pets Do like! Done :) They now eat just like regular peeps, but non-humanoid will drop unfinished portions (and it shows) so keep an eye out if they don't eat their meat... and can't have any pudding. :P Mobs have full/hunger like anyone, so they can hold however much based on size. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Mar 6 19:03:53 2015 Subject COMBINE You can now combine FISHLINE if it's the same weights. Up to 3x of the original lengths. See also: Help Combine. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Mar 19 11:58:41 2015 Subject SEND command SEND will now also send MOBs to their loading room. :) IE leftover charmies, agros etc. - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Mar 23 11:54:04 2015 Subject 4th attack Apparently, it was _really_ hard to improve, like beyond fun hard. Please let me know if it's too easy now :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Apr 9 15:15:59 2015 Subject TOGGLE & Wholist A few changes with TOGGLE. They now all have links, and when you turn them on/off it's a link so you can reclick if you decide to. Wholist. Now will prompt you for toggling Shortwholist if there are over 15-20 chars on (we can change if it gets spammy, to say 40, wishfull thinking? Also, WHO command will let you know how many have been on since the last copyover. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Apr 24 12:22:44 2015 Subject PROMPT Know how you'd type like 'prompt show' and your prompt became... 'show'? Yeah, we hated that too heh. Prompt now has a show/info/(or blank) command to show it. PROMPT ON/OFF to turn it on/off if you need. - Ziv Sender Zivilyn Date Fri May 15 19:08:03 2015 Subject SHINARE'S MERCS! FINALLY!!! Heh. The quest master's now have a new list 'Shinare' which are pets that are +9 to your level, and BUFF. They are tougher by a degree than the toughest clanpets, and up to level 60 in level. They can wear EQ, and generally perform bad-assery. There are Thief, Ranger and Warrior Mercs available (currently just human, but I plan to expand that next week to include quite a few more races). They are all tough in battle, and rangers can 'track', thieves can 'pick lock' etc. Warriors are just buffer than the other two, with more HP and better AC etc. Have fun! - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu May 21 11:13:46 2015 Subject OLC LISTING I added MXP to listing now, so if you redit, olist or olist all etc. You'll see some changes (assuming you use a client with MXP, ie MushClient). Also, I put MPROG listing (mpedit # then list) into columns now. The MXP is MPDUMP and MPEDIT. MLIST/MLIST ALL
MXP: MEDIT or MSHOW(that mob) if unused MEDIT CREATE (that vnum). OLIST/OLIST ALL
MXP: OEDIT or OSHOW(that object) if unused OEDIT CREATE (that vnum). RLIST/RLIST ALL
MXP: REDIT (that room) if unused REDIT CREATE (that room vnum). MPstat also has MXP on the program # to MPDUMP | MPEDIT. RPstat and OPstat do as well, just easier access to the info. I do plan on MXP'ing most of OLC so we can point and click build to some extent :) If you have ideas on any of it, lmk :) - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu May 21 18:23:26 2015 Subject OLC mods 2 Mplist/oplist/rplist now work for just that area, add 'all' and you show unused vnums for the same. MXP links for show/edit/create :) - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jun 4 17:42:59 2015 Subject NEXUS Components not working Shiny rocks, among others, will work now. The code had been saving the wrong value and not which spell it worked on. Nexus/Portal will work again with these. Thanks Teague! - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jun 4 18:08:38 2015 Subject LOOT (get all) You can now 'loot' corpses, to get all from them. It's not required, get all still works. It just is easier syntax for some used to the command :). Thanks Landrum! - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jun 8 11:05:23 2015 Subject GEM SELL BUG - SHINARE PRIZES Fixed. Apparently I left a loophole :(. Fixed. Also Shinare quest point rewards are somewhat randomized now as well (slightly lower, to HIGHER :) The restrings are now random as well (about 50% of the time). One of my chars has like 30 of them and I realized it was imbalanced. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jun 15 12:24:40 2015 Subject ENVENOM Envenom now works on Vampiric, sharp, vorpal, bless, and burn-proof items. It didn't previously. Flaming, Frost and Shocking items will still not receive poison, but many more items will. Guido would be happy... :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 1 16:26:53 2015 Subject Sockets (OPEN DESCRIPTORS) Apparently it was in my 'look for a backup pfile' code, had a check for a pfile existing but didn't close the descriptor if not found... long story short, MINE. DOH! Owned it. Fixed it. No more too many open and bomb crap. - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jul 6 17:58:04 2015 Subject Tempest Ranks Clan Ranks are now changed per Maz' note :) - Ziv. Ps. ranks mariner tempest to see them. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 8 14:19:31 2015 Subject EXPerience Someone had removed the extra EXP for mobs having been alive longer... It's no longer removed. They're worth more, the longer they survive. Search off the beaten path, for paths to beat? :P - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jul 13 13:22:47 2015 Subject Quest buy 44/points etc Fixed up the quest buy 44 (train point), it was referencing another. Let me know if you run into any other oddities in quest buy :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jul 16 14:23:48 2015 Subject SCORE You can now SCORE level, age, hours, create, god, hitpoints/hp, mana, movement, weight, str/strength, constitution, int/intelligence, wis/wisdom, armor/ac. You can ALSO, simply type those words/partials to do SCORE for that. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jul 16 16:22:04 2015 Subject BHARISH CHALICE You'll now note that the fabled Chalice of Bharish will now magically refill itself (at the same rate as fountains)... With... whatever you put in it :) Stats the same still, cost etc. It's just cooler :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Jul 16 18:21:26 2015 Subject UPDATED: Immortal pages on the website I've added updated icons for each Immortal :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Jul 17 13:23:37 2015 Subject OLC on LIQUIDS I've added a LIQUID command when inside OEDIT. Rather than the old 'if i can't find it, I make it water'... which was uninformative and lame.. Now, not only is all of the liquid setting done by one function, it also shows available liquids with MXP links to set them... AND it tells you what you changed a liquid FROM (with a link to change back) and what it NOW is. Long story short? Editting drink containers, fountains, liquid pools... is easier :) - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jul 20 12:51:05 2015 Subject Score Wrapped some things in score better, should be pretty transparent. Now 'score' calls in 'quest points' as well as 'worth', so they're all identical (change one to fix them all etc). :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Jul 20 13:35:23 2015 Subject STAFF CHARGES - IDENT Identify now shows how many mana points of gems are within staffs (if any) :). HELP IMBUE for more info on how to put them etc. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 29 11:45:38 2015 Subject White Dragon - IceReach The key now works, you have 10 ticks, It might blow you the hell up :). And... the Star Metal shield is a RETURNER now :) Ps. If you don't know what I'm rambling on about? Ask around heh. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 29 13:25:00 2015 Subject AGE The 'age' in score (type score age, age, or just score), is now maxed at your race's 'max age'. So no more -34 chars when they Witresde over the limit :p. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Jul 29 17:54:50 2015 Subject SKILL/SPELL LIST (splist slist) You can now SKILL LIST or SPELL LIST to see the levels they get spells/skills at. It will NOT show you cost, as that varies depending on race. Syntax: SKILL LIST THIEF, SPELL LIST MONK, etc. Thanks for the nagging, er inspiration, to Lahrag. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Aug 3 16:27:16 2015 Subject PLAYER shops (PSHOPS) Guys, for LONG GONE players, we will be reclaiming the pshops back into the game. After 1 year (365 days) absense. You can get them back if you player is active again, but it requires 1. being active lol, and 2. 250 diamond reinstatement. We _will_ have backups, so no worries there. Just need to clean some shops (unlinking). - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Aug 4 13:47:23 2015 Subject test Dave Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Aug 5 13:53:04 2015 Subject QUEST BUY POINT It was looking for the incorrect value (200 qp), now fixed. T hanks for testing!:change + - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Aug 5 13:54:15 2015 Subject SCREEN READERs and ANNOUNCE The opening announcment has been stripped of 'ascii' art to help accomodate screen readers/telnet etc. For those of you USING screen readers or noticing oddities, please let us know and we'll do our best to correct them asap. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Aug 5 16:42:22 2015 Subject USE command Now works for coupons, and dice. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Aug 6 19:13:47 2015 Subject HELP!! MANY helpfiles now have MXP links for helps or do DO the action. {HHelp Stats{h for example. Let us know if you find any errors, or additions you think would be useful. - Ziv. Sender Solinari Date Sun Aug 9 16:13:55 2015 Subject Plains of Dust Soli here. Made a small change to how the Plains of Dust is connected to make room for future changes. Unfortunately, that might have screwed up your speedwalks. Solinari, Destroyer of Speedwalks Sender Solinari Date Sat Aug 15 11:47:11 2015 Subject Southeast Ansalon So I've gone and made a number of changes to how the southeastern part of the mud is laid out. Every area south of Neraka, until you hit the village of Lantern, has new connections to one another. In addition, I've added the Eastern Plains of Dust in the middle of it all. Currently it just serves as additional walking for you, but if you look at the descriptions you'll see hints about future projects. Hit me up if you see me online for the new couple of days, I'll give you a free transport to anywhere in the effected region. Solinari Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Aug 17 16:54:21 2015 Subject Identify Identify now will again show stats on lights and drink containers, it also now will give stats on FURNITURE :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Aug 24 14:39:14 2015 Subject RESTRING MACHINE Now has some MXP links, also messages were made more uniform. Imms: It now notifies you of an approved restring.. to stop confusion :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Aug 24 15:03:40 2015 Subject PORTALTO New imm command, {|PORTALTO{|. If you want to use an existing portal, add the vnum to the end :) - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Aug 25 13:34:03 2015 Subject FURNITURE in inventory It actually now puts you in sleeping position, so you really heal when you go 'sleep hammock' with it in your inventory. NOW, your position switches to sleeping, so you can't just walk off heh. And, gain the benefits of healing etc. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Aug 25 13:57:52 2015 Subject FURNITURE pt Deux :P Ok, Sargs original sleep on inventory furniture was broken more than I thought. Fixed now so you can still sleep on say a bed in the room, vs a hammock in your inventory. It will check the ROOM first for the named furniture, then your inventory. Good idea, just had a bug. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Aug 28 16:10:11 2015 Subject SIGNS: MXP links All the signs I could find in the game now have links to look at them. Of course this only works with a client with MXP (MushClient, Zmud, Mudlet, hopefully MudRammer(iOs) soon). IE: A {|sign{| is here. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Sep 3 11:56:34 2015 Subject Hunger/thirst/full They are now a little easier to 'get' at the bottom of your score, let me know what you think btw. Hunger/Thirst are separate, overall 'Full' is both. Thirst will regen mana faster like hunger does currently for HP gains (next CO). - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Sep 4 18:10:53 2015 Subject 7k Archery Range It's now installed. West of flubig a couple. 5k diamonds taken, 2k from Codex, thank him if he ever plays again heh. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Sep 8 14:21:47 2015 Subject FEAST Feast has been modified quite a bit. It now will feast players based off of your level, and int bonus (see: {HHelp Feast{h. Short story: 1 player/mob per 15 levels, PLUS your int bonus (the spell tells you your max on casting). Also. The feast is at 3/4 power, unless aided by a Charged Staff ({HHelp Imbue{h), at which point it is then full feast. Feast also now maxes your thirst, so your Mana regen will bump up with the HP regen (hunger). Feast affects PC and NPC equally (so you can help pets/charmies regen also). Last. Due to the healthy improvement for regen hp/mana, mana costs have gone up as well. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Sep 15 14:55:19 2015 Subject GAIN POINTS Gain points now accurately shows your TNL and how much it changed when you {HGain Points{h. Thanks Wimarc for the heads up. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Sep 16 17:18:14 2015 Subject QUESTS The 'no quest' time has been reduced :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Sep 21 19:50:43 2015 Subject FEAST bugfix Apparently feast was only hitting the spell castor... Thanks for beta-testing it *coughbugfindingcough* guys :) - Ziv. Ps. It's fixed now heh. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Sep 22 18:38:59 2015 Subject IDENTIFY It's more better :)- Food and a bit more info places. LMK if there are other things that should be better identified. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Sep 24 13:49:50 2015 Subject SHINARE COUPONS {HQuest List Shinare{h at a questmaster. These coupons can be bought/sold etc, and cost less 'extra' points the larger you purchase. To use: Eat Coupon, as per usual coupon madness. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Sep 24 16:56:03 2015 Subject SHINARE'S CHESTS The restrings are not the only bonus prizes now (randomly given), sometimes... you can get homes, train, gains, gems, even additional quest points for other quests! {HHelp Shinare's{h for more info on the quest itself. Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Sep 25 13:21:57 2015 Subject THIRST FULLNESS Um, it's better now :P. You can now drink as much as you want as long as you aren't 'full'. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Sep 29 12:21:25 2015 Subject SOCKETS I vaped the socket dropper as it was causing crashes here and there (even though it shouldn't have been possible... gremlins!). But I also added in a MXP link to 'disconnect #' for any sockets 'GETTING NAME' to allow clearing those people who get bugged by that.... OCD what? :P - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Sep 30 16:51:59 2015 Subject IDENTIFY SPELL Identify now has materials and long/short descriptions. Good idea, thanks Doan :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Oct 2 13:54:05 2015 Subject AUTOMAPPER Huge thanks to Amyrei for redoing the automapper! You can find it at: Or the direct link at: - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Oct 15 12:26:41 2015 Subject Ranks New ranks in, sorry forgot to port it! - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Thu Oct 29 14:40:57 2015 Subject AUTO-Clave Is no longer in place, mages will need to SEEK OUT Conclave and get accepted/apprenticed etc. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Oct 30 14:11:17 2015 Subject BREWING The brew/component code had a couple of errors. IE you could try to brew potions of spells you didn't have (mage brewing heal bomb), also you could brew potions of spells you barely knew (1%) or hadn't learned yet... This has been fixed. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Nov 4 16:10:34 2015 Subject ORLOUGE Um, it's in. Really, like 8 1/2 years later. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Nov 4 16:12:06 2015 Subject HUNT To make {|HUNT{| more useful, we've lowered the levels so it's part of low/mid PK more (15-20's depending on class). - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Nov 9 16:16:33 2015 Subject EXP Sorry all, there was a code whoops that increased EXP gains greatly. It was an inadvertent whoops that was caused due to old/new code and incompatabilities. The monstrous EXP gains should be gone now, please alert the staff if you find this to NOT be the case (with which mobs etc please). - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Nov 11 18:39:30 2015 Subject EXP BUFFS Mudscrabble... new list at the Questmasters. Finally, I know right? :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Nov 13 15:14:05 2015 Subject EXP & Pet Healing Pet healing is fixed. Exp gains are more 'normal' but get harder as you level up. Lightning bolt has a small chance to hit with a uber bolt (bad weather helps). Working on PETs hit/dam in PVE and PVP to make them less of a Terminator. That will include Charmy armies as well, ideas on % drops would be appreciated. Please make them NOT just self-serving but overall if you post. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Fri Nov 13 19:09:34 2015 Subject EXP brakes The EXP choke is now a sliding scale that goes up as you level higher and higher, rather than just chopping off 50-60%. At high levels it's tough, lower levels it's not bad. So it should encourage fast starts and slow finishes :) Let me know if anyone finds grumblies. - Dave. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Nov 16 13:30:57 2015 Subject Port! Sanction added. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Nov 16 13:31:07 2015 Subject Port! Sanction added. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Mon Nov 16 13:31:46 2015 Subject Funky moves/hp stuff. Fixed now :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Wed Nov 18 17:08:43 2015 Subject PET DAMAGE Pets and charmies are still good shields, but their dealt damage has been chopped. They've become a huge deal changer in leveling and PK, and are no longer as much of an impact as far as how much they hit etc. Also, a few items were found to be beyond Quest level in game, and adjusted some (stoker). As well as some mobs being UBER exp farms (Mithas had a ton). Sorry if it's a damper to anyone, just making it not stupid. - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Nov 24 13:38:17 2015 Subject Battle messages Vorpal and a few others are back in, so you know you've done that damage. I'll look at the battle spam toggle being able to filter them out sometime :) - Ziv. Sender Zivilyn Date Tue Dec 1 18:53:39 2015 Subject CHARM in PK (commands) Some 'hell no' comands in PK charm were commented out, namely drop all etc (and HEEL was missing), put back now so charm != full rape. This is in regards to ORDER do "stuff". - Ziv.