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The Cleft of Dimensions is constantly being updated, poked, prodded, and tweaked. To keep everyone informed of the various changes, the Immortals semi-regularly post Change Notes in-game. This page will copy those notes as well.


Changes 11-29-19

  • typing 'areas' below level 6 shouldn't show you ALL the areas (unless you want it to, then do 'areas all')
  • translated a few more OLC error messages still in spanish
  • Earthquake now actually increases base damage when charged, and it has the cooldown it was always meant to have
  • Belfry pets are now act2 carrynone and can carry no objects at all
  • bugfix: Darkmatter won't cause bleeding if the caster has no blood (was: if the TARGET didn't have blood????)
  • a few spells of other classes can now be used to set up or complete a combospell:
 Ray/Ray of Truth (moon), Bramble (wood), Earthquake
 (earth), Firebreath (fire), Tsunami (water), Blam Gush (wind),
 Dins Fire (fire), Solarbeam (moon), Tornado (wind), Laser Beam
 (moon), Darkmatter (moon), Ink Blast (moon), Pearl (moon), Orb
 User (fire or wind), and Jutsu (any), 
  • Some other spells would make sense to be comboable but will be harder to do... stand by
  • Retargeting Mobs affected by Sleep should no longer scream and attack
  • Bloodsucking mobs will not change your alignment anymore
  • moon-innate Jutsu now deals Light damage, not Energy

FOR BUILDERS:

  • $a and $B work as numerical arguments for even more ifchecks
  • $a, $B, $i, $n, $q, and $z work as STRING arguments for some checks

-Bea



Area Changes 11-13-2019

Areas:

  • Orbs of Escher - this area is available. The descs were written by AI and it was CoD's submission to NaMuBuMo. Enjoy!

Changes:

  • It is now no longer possible for your favorite randomly appearing mobs to be found inside player houses, the atlas, the Hikari no Matsuri festival, and most inaccessible places. This includes existing ones and any future ones for all events and purposes.
  • The undead/zombie/vampire status of mobs has been tinkered with. Any previously damageable-by-healing mobs that lack the "zombie" tag are HIGHLY LIKELY still damage-with-healing-able so don't worry, it is all an aesthetic change. HOWEVER many not-previously-zombies will become damage-with-healing-able if they appear undead (skeletons, ghosts). additionally, vampires should typically not be damage-with-healing-able.
  • Probably other stuff has happened I don't remember

love, cooper



Changes 11-10-2019

  • new skill: rebuke - applies Fear to an undead enemy with a high chance may also apply confuse or burn at high skill levels
  • Priests get rebuke at level 15
  • new toggle command 'niceguy' -- while niceguy mode is on, mobs affected by Fear will not attempt to run away from you (off by default)
  • new spell Belfry - summons a flock of doves, flock of pigeons, or cloud of bats, based on the caster's alignment. the conjured flock can dodge, block, and even phalanx, but has mediocre hit points
  • Priests get Belfry at level 17
  • new spell Miracle Saber - applies Holy or Unholy to a weapon based on caster's alignment
 ** i realized after the fact that this is just a better Crusader Saber so stand by for this to get changed lmfao
  • Priests get Miracle Saber at level 20
  • new skill anoint - use liquid in a container to apply a Saves and Magroll buff to a target. using certain alignment-dependend liquids quintruples the duration of the buff
  • priests get anoint at level 23
  • Sacrificing in Consecrated rooms is massively simplified
  • Mend and Vitalize restore 33% more HP to other characters if they have similar alignments
  • Priests (and only priests) can choose their alignment at creation now (blank line bug fixed next copyover - just hit enter an extra time)

-Bea


Changes 11-9-2019

  •  %a prompt option gives numerical alignment below level 10, not just good/neutral/evil
  • new prompt option %E to spam yourself with your affects list
  • priests get Attack Up at level 2
  • priests get Smite at level 3
    • Smite's damage adjusted significantly: ranges from 37.5 to 187.5% of a first-tier spell depending on caster HP (+/-50%, inverse correlation) and enemy HP (+/-25%, normal correlation)
  • priests get Bless at level 4
  • mana cost increased to 10
  • priests get Purify at level 5
  • Purify mana cost dropped to 10, lag decreased to 6
  • priests get Curse at level 6
  • Curse no longer worsens skills - AFF_CURSE *flag* still worsens skills.. but is no longer applied by this spell
  • Curse armor penalty now scales with level (30 + level/3)
  • priests get Barrier at level 7
  • Barrier's duration enhanced dramatically, mana cost increased a LOT
  • priests get Heal Blind at level 9
  • Heal Blind mana cost dropped to 10, lag decreased to 6
  • priests get Ray at level 10
  • Attack Up, Curse, and Barrier can be charged to improve their duration. Bless can be charged to improve its duration AND its ability to uncurse equipment. Heal Blind and Purify can be charged to improve their chance to dispel the negative affect. Smite and Ray can be charged to improve their damage by 50%.
  • ALL form: undead mobs are vulnerable to healing spells, even if they don't have a (Zombie) tag. For reasons of lore and balance, vampires do not count as undead

FOR BUILDERS:

  • mobs csv dump includes aff, shield, and form data
  • Please update your vampire NPCs to not have the Undead form flag

Priest from levels 11-30 is wonky at the moment. Pardon our dust!

-Bea


Changes 10-31-2019

  • esuna now works on dirt kick, miasma, and dazzle
  • the smash skill now ignores the defend status :0
  • blind, dazzle, and dirt kick improved to -25 hitroll (abt 50% to hit)
  • ration now grants a net improvement to foods' spell levels, with high skill% in ration (i.e. @ 100%, lv100 -> 83 + 83!!!)
  • lunge lag improved to 24
  • counterspell should no longer attempt to fire at invalid targets
  • comet punch damage improved 25%
  • geomancers now get Overgrowth and Bramble at level 1
  • instead, they don't get Banana Bomb until level 4
  • earthy/Stone Saber'd weapons do 33% more extra damage than the other elemental sabers, to compensate for the lack of a status affect

FOR BUILDERS:

  • mob goto, at, transfer, gtransfer, and otransfer will now work on object targets if the object is in an inventory or container
  • area flag 'norandoport' which prevents 'random' or 'buggy' portals from sending mobs or players to the entire area

Opaaaaaaaaaaa -Bea

Changes 10-27-2019

  • syphon should no longer "drain" "negative" amounts
  • blue magic + bloodsuck should no longer mess up killcount
  • fixed a crash bug with the $h variable
  • lag on cultivate skill reduced to 16
  • fixed typo when extension is cast on others but fails
  • phalanx-blocked hits will set up the blocker for retort (and hylian fencing specials), instead of the person being protected
  • vigilance should actually work now - it's done the opposite of what its supposed to, the entire time?...oops
  • retort should skill up much easier now
  • renewed the domain registration for cleftofdimensions.net sorry i let that lapse, it was supposed to be on autopay but my credit card expired since the last charge lmfao

-Bea


Changes 10-5-2019

  • fixed a bug involving showing a world map to a char not actually in a room
  • boogie fever will no longer spread certain affects that have a 'secondary type', like counterspell or blue magic
  • Glowing items are now visible on the floor of dark rooms
  • vehicles with headlight capability are always visible, both in rooms and in inventories
  • anti-wizard items are correctly forbidden to 4th gen wizards
  •  %G prompt option shows group information as numbers (like 'group')
  •  %1 prompt option like %G but shows enemy info also (like 'group2')
  • auxillaryalt mode shows enemy data (like %1 or group2)
    • neither of the ones that show enemy data, will show MP, if you haven't got detect magic (like normal tuna mode)

FOR BUILDERS:

  • Cleaned up a couple OLC error messages

-Bea



Changes 9-14-2019

  • players automatically go AFK when idle instead of going to the void
  • players who have been AFK for more than a week are disconnected
  • players who have not logged in for more than a week are delisted from the wholist, even if they're active on Discord
  • when a player logs on or reconnects, that player's alts disconnect
  • pose command added for long-term emoting
  • 'look self' shows your pose, if applicable
  • area list sorted (thanks Ademisk)
  • when abbreviating commands, most communication commands (e.g., reply) outprioritze info commands (e.g., resist) & config commands (e.g., remove)
  • trance duration no longer easily stacked, but base duration slightly longer

For builders:

  • 'discordutil cleanup' to unlink invalid (e.g., deleted) players from users
  • AFK shows up on mstat
  • we're finally subject to the same afk/idle rules as everybody else!

- MTS



Changes 9-7-2019

  • wholist incorporates linkdead and Discord-based players
  • wholist formatting changes (races colored by innate not sex, idle indicator)
  • in CoD chat, Discord users have their names synced with their CoD playernames
  • Jinx interacts with Esuna and outputs appropriately when it wears off
  • power surge now only affects offensive or defensive spells, but not spells that are neither (looking at you, Cleft Rift and etc).
  • Tier 4 wizard spells interact correctly with runic, Sabotage, and magroll
  • burn's attack down brought in-line with the Attack Down spell
  • fixed leaking color from Osmosis
  • fixed leaking absence of color from disarm
  • pbust can no longer be used by NPCs
  • the prompt argument %t, which showed your pet's race, has been removed

For builders:

  • discordutil command to manage Discord integration
  • {@ and {# have been discontinued (use {$ if you require flashing colors)

- MTS


Changes 8-22-2019

  • fixed a bug involving update_always mobs with ai_retargeting getting extra combat rounds when bashed/tripped
  • you can't Sneak past the wind stone's barrier anymore
  • updated elemental colors in 'score' to match new wiz spells
  • added color codes to damage in: earthquake, magic missile, halo, solarbeam, tsunami, bramble, dins fire, quezacotl's wrath, fumes, tornado, darkmatter, pearl, ink blast, cadenza, fulgor burst, laser beam, blam gush, surf, firebreath, and also anything that goes through damage_next()!!!! as these skills/spells are in fact also polarity-reversible.
 * I couldn't do star rain yet as spako_msg does not get the spell's actual damtype, just the skill# and dam amount
  • hp drain uses {rdark red now, mp drain uses {bdark blue
  • quartz guard deals earth damage now, not slash
  • thorn aegis deals wood damage, not piercing anymore
 * hailstone barrier already dealt cold and not bash lmao

FOR BUILDERS:

  • at your convenience, please update $a damage colors in your areas to comply with the updated 'help damage colors'. or, if you switch these progs to use damechos instead, you won't have to worry if the colors change, as 'mob damecho' has been forcibly made compliant on the back end!!! :)

-Bea


Changes 8-21-2019

  • the wizard class has been superseded. New characters choosing wizard will create 4th-generation wizards instead of 3rd-generation wizards and will be able to evolve into Archmages or Elementalists. Check helpfiles for details.
  • Existing wizards should be minimally affected by this change.
  • Jumi cores have been reverted to occupy the neck slot. This change is retroactive to existing Jumis.
  • the Jumi core now provides a full heal, esuna, and increases max HP by 33%
  •  %d option added for prompts to report most recent direction moved

For builders

  • the 'class' ifcheck now accepts partial matches. Importantly: 'if class $n wizard' matches all of Wizard, S_Wizard, and N_Wizard.

- MTS


Changes 8-18-2019

  • undid that %G change, it's back now if you want it
  • fixed a typo in piledriver
  • 'scan' has less misleading echo when scanning into closed doors
  • pass door now works on hidden closed doors now

SKILL IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Shadow Step does the same damage u took and heals on hit now
  • Restore Movement can be cast in combat now
  • Jumi Aikido's super is actually usable while defending (aka sitting) now
  • Repent only drains MOST (down to 80%) of your mv now, dependent on skill%
  • Rabite Rainstorm's lag reduced 50%
  • when Entangle trips, it reliably does 3 pulses of Daze now instead of 1-4

-Bea


Changes 8-15-2019

  • unholy weapons deal evil damage now, not dark
  • the log no longer throws errors when players with items in their locker quit the game... maybe?
  • the bug report about 'prev' obj missing is back though! because i need to track down what causes/caused this
  • more blue magic useless skills
  • Deliver can no longer send unique items to someone if they already have one in their locker!
  • ai_retargeting mobs now correctly aim at act2_priority mobs, not act_passive ones
  • Saiyans become 'large' size when transformed into an oozaru!
  • bankers should no longer keep your exchanged money if you're over your weight limit somehow
  •  %G in prompts will no longer spam the crap out of old chars who still have it
  • the 'auxillaryalt' option, on by default, can be turned off to see hp numbers etc in the protuna tertiary display
 * if you were actually using the old style [*****] bars...  let me know please... you madman!

FOR BUILDERS:

  • new 'size' affect modifier... having a size less than 0 (tiny) or over 5 (giant) may have undefined behavior right now, so please be careful with this


Changes 8-12-2019

  • glitz pit modified to use less cpu when players are in the area
  • fixed small memory leak involving pc corpses
  • fixed small memory leak involving pet corpses
  • Bash and Trip no longer knock down targets that are immune to bashing damage
  • fixed a bug involving non-swimming mobs attempting (and failing) to enter sector noswim rooms -- now they just dont try
  • 'buy' with no argument redirects to 'list
  • added missing drops to hu lao gate mobs
  • Gastro Acid strips inhale and bloodsuck effects... oops! lol!!
  • 'order' now passes any applicable lag to the mob's commander, but this also means that many 'order' applications are now faster for the commander!
  • 'order all' will accumulate lag harmonically for each mob that gets ordered ex: ordering 5 mobs to 'zap' a wand will now give you 12/1 + 12/2 + 12/3 + 12/4 + 12/5 = 27 beats of lag

-Bea


Changes 8-10-2019

  • Attack Down tells you when it failed to be cast on you
  • area attacking mobs will area-attack every round as expected
  • fixed a memory leak involving room and area affects!!!
  • Flying Men disappear outside magicant again
  • visdeath madra ice field mobs no longer cast frost veil constantly, its just permanent room affects now
  • More CPU usage streamlining

FOR BUILDERS:

  • 'dump' command shows memory data to you, and dumps the obj and mob files in a much more accessible location, as almost-correct html (104+ imm ability)
  • 'mem' command reports accurate number of actual affects (previously was just number of obj template affects!!) also might report accurate number of alloacated strings..?
  • relatedly, memcheck accurately reports string creation now
  • mobexists vnum, mobexists #.vnum, objexists vnum, and objexists #.vnum are now LIGHTNING fast to execute
  • I have accordingly replaced most examples of mobexists (name) and objexists (name)! The remainders will be changed soon (?)

-Bea



Changes 8-8-2019

  • Gastro Acid in the inhale/blue magic list has been switched out for Acid Rain
  • the Bleed spell, Darkmatter, and the grizzly style super will no longer cause bleeding on characters without blood
  • new skill 'retort' for knights at level 10 -- see helpfile
  • riposte doesn't apply skill% penalty twice anymore and should do more damage now if you have it at less than 100%
  • all characters can now rescue and fallback as if they had both skills at 60%. knights and summoners will benefit from having the actual skills by performing rescues/fallbacks *reliably*.

FOR BUILDERS:

  • IMPORTANT!!! good work yall, keep it up

-Bea


Changes 8-7-2019

More CPU usage slimming...

  • get_obj_world() doesn't do pointless extra work
  • new funcs get_obj_world_faster() and get_char_world_faster()
  • new find_location_faster() calls the above

FOR BUILDERS:

  • in an effort to curb CPU usage, the mob commands transfer, spawn, goto, and at, and the ifchecks mobexists and objexists, now require exact keywords!! -- police your areas if you're worried
  • act flag AGGRESSIVE works now - should target a random PC, not more than 5 levels higher than the mob, chosen from an entire group entering the room at once - may be funky with portals
  • objexists works with #.vnum syntax though!!!
  • mobexists works with #.vnum syntax now too!!!!

I'm, of course, building stuff to but that's too banal to note here

-Bea


Changes 8-6-2019

  • Lasacul has a bar now (thanks abaril)
  • Threshold for drunk speech lowered, because that's fun
  • Level 108 immortals will show up in 'who' again (nobody uses this level, you havent been missing anyone)
  • Trimmed memory a little and cpu usage a lot
  • Masochism Tango no longer applies pass door
  • Dying should no longer strip affect flags applied by equipment

FOR BUILDERS:

  • new variable $d, for random mob grouped with a player (charmie)
  • new variable $D, for random player-attackable mob or PKable player
* use this one for pets or offensive event items
  • new variable $h, for random player or charmie! like $r but broader
  • removed unused (but settable??) 'gravity' from areas
  • REMINDER: avoid using ordinal words like 'first', 'third', or the word 'other' in obj names, as this fouls targeting.
 * OLC will try to warn you if you do this
  • ANOTHER REMINDER: avoid using a name with the 'mobexists' ifcheck, as it is very CPU-intensive. vnums are strongly preferred, especially in frequently-called progs like fight or random!!!
 * wiznet's memcheck now pings when this happens

-Bea


Changes 8-4-2019

  • Laser Beam now costs 48mp to cast
  • For safety, Inhale no longer works on mobiles immune to Summon
  • OK, the %e prompt thing should actually be fixed now...
  •  %e in a prompt will show closed doors now too (ugly tho)
  • Weightless and uncounted items can be picked up, received, bought, and retrieved from lockers even at max capacity
  • Lasacul now has a local map

FOR BUILDERS:

  • the 'stat' command reveals secondary types of affects when applicable
  • FYSA: uncounted items are treated as 0 weight for most purposes. this has been the case since 2011ish, so i won't change it now, just please be aware...
  • as requested, area exflag COLD_WEATHER, changes weather messagest
  • after mob award exp scaled, $a can be used to echo actual xp awarded
  • added race and damtype to the mobs csv dump
  • added applies to the objs csv dump

-Bea


Changes 8-3-19

  • the 'group' command will not get intercepted by the tertiary window in project tuna anymore, so you can see your charmies' exact hp and such
  • Consecrate (any align) will prevent Haunt from manifesting lil' boos
  • Aurora, Darkmatter, and Pearl will respect always_night and always_day
  • Warriors no longer get Defend if they don't evolve
  • Priests get Consecrate at level 28 instead of 30
  • Summoners get Gather at level 29 instead of 30
  • Summoners don't get Summon, Deliver, Cleft Rift, or Guardian Force if they don't evolve
  • Dancers won't get Read Magic, Esuna, or Dispel unless they evolve
  • Blind mobs will not "scream and attacks!" (assist/re-engage AI) unless flagged omnisight. blind mobs should aggro less often otherwise too
  • Heat Metal, Death Pact, Death Coil, Intimidate, Inflame, Detect Alignment, Transfusion, Abundance, Smite, Nurse, Regen, Evil Eye, Jutsu's blind, and Skeleton Crew and Resurrect's HP bonus, respect the spell's actual cast level and not the caster's character level
  • Event-using potions, pills, and scrolls, will no longer show fake info about their nonexistent spells' level
  • the %e prompt variable now says 'none' in rooms with no visible exits, like it was always supposed to
  • You should no longer get "wears on head" type messages if equipment didn't actually get worn!

FOR BUILDERS:

  • 'mob damecho' works again
  • greet progs will not trigger for blind mobs unless omnisight! you could already 'sneak' past these progs so this shouldnt break anything tbh
  • scrolls can be 'event objs' now

-Bea


Changes 7-29-19

Behind the scenes:

  • string allocation limit increased from 22 MB to 34 MB

- MTS


Changes 7-25-19

  • ALL twohanded weapons have been improved by about 25%
  • Tweaks to the Inhale skill
  • Kirbys receive the Inhale skill at level 25
  • Pumpkin reduces the victim's current HP too (but isnt lethal)
  • Pumpkin no longer works on things otherwise immune to damage

for builders:

  • Farore's Wind spell, like Exit but can teleport between areas

-Bea


Changes 7-23-19

  • the Confuse spell is no longer a synonym for Charm, but rather for Confusion (the one that makes u hit urself)
  • Confusion not induced by Polka Polka has a protuna status tag
  • scarecrows may no longer enter portals
  • sneaking through a portal shows "you enter suchandsuch" again
  • helpfiles exist for every spell you may find on an item now
  • jumi cores no longer fill a neck slot, but use a new 'core' slot
    • jumi players: contact an immortal for help fixing yourself

FOR BUILDERS:

  • new portal flag "send_vehicle", which does what you expect
  • portal flag normal_exit works again (only affects echoes)
  • jumi NPCs can also wear jumi cores with a little effort: they must 'mob oload 24 0 w' and then oset its short desc.

-Bea

Changes 7-19-19

  • MORE tweaks to blue magic/vampire
  • to reduce spam, blue magic affects won't show up in 'report affects'
  • As requested, curse will no longer affect nodestroy items
  • Fixed a typo when none-innate Jutsu blinds the target

For Builders:

  • Exit and Exall triggers can take the 'all' argument to check all 10 directions simultaneously.
  • Hour triggers can take the 'all' argument to execute every in-game hour, or about every minute. This may be useful for less CPU-intensive mobprogs.
  • putting the 'norecharge' flag on a light will make it unable to be recharged with the Phlogiston spell

-Bea


Changes 7-18-19

  • after combat, gained XP and gained money show up on the same line
  • auto corpse sacrificing is hidden for new players. Unhide with 'silentsac'
  • runic, double, shell, and sabotage now work against multi-hit skills
  • fixed a bug that could cause drunken groupmates to crash the game
  • fixed a bug involving certain decayable objects never decaying
  • when someone locks or unlocks a door, their name is capitalized correctly
  • manashield buffed to take 150% damage instead of 200% damage
  • manashield breaking now causes lag instead of HP damage

For builders:

  • further Discord synchronization

- MTS


Changes 7-14-19

  • extra attacks do somewhat more damage
  • Attack Down removes 3-7 DR instead of 8-11 DR
  • more comprehensive Discord chat synchronization
  • the world is now round (as far as the atlas is concerned)
  • maximum prompt length has been doubled
  • fixed a bug where glitches sometimes appeared within ASCII art

Behind the scenes:

  • rewrote code that awarded XP (this has no observable effects)

- MTS


Changes 7-11-19

  • damroll and magroll scaling starts at 40 DR instead of 20 DR
  If you want to visualize what this does, transfer functions are plotted
  at https://www.cleftofdimensions.net/hahaha_secret/damroll20190711.png
  (from top to bottom, funcs are pre-6/28/19, today, and 6/28/19-7/11/19)
  • DR, once again, no longer applies to skills
  • Attack Up provides 3-7 DR instead of 6-11 DR
  •  %C in prompt now shows room's sector type
  •  %j, %J, %k, %K in prompt now show pet's current/max mana/moves
  • undoubled cooldown for AoE spells if and only if user is currently a wizard
  (i.e., cooldowns will still be doubled for revamped wizards, once available)

- MTS



Area Changes 7-8-19

-AREAS-

  • Fossil Roo is now available.
  • McNeil Woods has had enough tweaks that I put it under this category instead of merely tweaks - including a local map.

-WORLD-

  • The Warp Zone! Travel easily to places you've already been. Check 'news' for more info!
  • Expellian's LONG AWAITED move has been made and it is no longer connected via a Humbolt Island pipe.
  • Sunsnug has sent out palico scouts, highly specialized palicos that are purrfect at exploring dangerous areas and avoiding dying! Three of them are exploring the Cleft, collecting information to return to the Prowler's Association.
  • Zigolis Swamp has current location indicators (more or less) on its local map (when using ProjTuna)!
  • There are more dumpsters around the Cleft in towns with a small chance at a pointless easter egg when you actually use them to put junk into.

-TWEAKS- EXP

  • Exp gain from mobs (in regards to which mobs are halfxp, standard, xpandahalf, doublexp, and triplexp) has been tweaked in several areas and will continue to be tweaked.
** Mist Cave trash mobs have had their exp lowered to standard.
** Bosses in expellian have had their exp increased (and give additional exp on first kill.)
** Jiufen Valley has seen exp increases.
** Certain, otherwordly parts of Kakariko Village have seen exp increases.

DIFFICULTY

** Some Safari Zone mobs had accidentally been left in a weakened state and have since been put on proper health and fitness regiments.
** The physical fitness hiring standards for ShinRa guards have been SLIGHTLY reduced.
** Malakian Monks and Rafalian Priestesses will no longer stand idly by while you murder their brethren (sometimes?).
  *** They are also both ever so slightly more dangerous in general.
** War Witches have been tweaked in a way that may cause them to be more or less dangerous, maybe.

REWARDS/QUESTS

** The Veldt has more to do and has been tweaked minorly.



Changes 7-7-19

  • All evolved summoners get Guardian Force at level 55
  • Warrior styles' hit/dam changes apply AFTER equipment/affects
  • New prompt variable %I for current day of the week
  • You have to type 'nofollow' competely to turn it on
  • "players today" should reset every 24hrs(ish)
  • continued tweaks to Vampire and blue magic
  • trip does a minimum of 1 damage
  • overpower does a minimum of 1 damage
  • esuna and dispel no longer refer to your character in the third person if you cast them on yourself

FOR BUILDERS:

  • Putting ^^ at the beginning of a 'quests' list will make that quest invisible instead of dark while it's incomplete
  • Helpfiles are created with the name 'temphelp' by default now
  • mob rset now accepts 'xpos' and 'ypos' commands
  • mob mset no longer accepts 'wealth' command
  • mobs have innate that can be set in medit
    • this will affect spells like conjure elemental, cadenza, jutsu, give bonuses to wizard spells, etc.
      • it will NOT automatically set any resists/vulns
      • the random_innate behavior will overwrite this on the mob's template AND set appropriate resist/vulns like it's always done

-Bea



Changes 7-5-19

  • wily's lab has been revisited and the non-boss mobs are a bit harder
    • there is also a wider selection of mobs now
  • melt_drop items in a dropped container will melt appropriately
  • melt_drop containers will no longer nuke everything in them when dropped
  • the Guardian Force spell finds a target more reliably
  • 'blue magic' skill added for vampires -- currently a bit buggy
  • Inflame will hurt people not in the same room as the caster
  • mobs can no longer flee, mob flee, nor doppelganger through NO_MOB exits
  • mobs can no longer be compelled through NO_MOB exits with gravity well, maelstrom, or brainbuster
  • mobs can no longer Blink through NO_MOB exits
  • the 'evolve' command uses witch/warlock and diva/impresario correctly

FOR BUILDERS

  • the 'damtype' mobprog trigger should now accept 'all'
  • the 'draining' damtype was erroneously still called 'disease' in medit
  • new mobprog variables $c and $C for the character $q is fighting

-Bea



Changes 7-3-19

  • Discord chat integration handles pictures and mentions better
  • DoTs and delayed attacks only provoke aggression when victim sees player
  • DoTs and delayed attacks don't inappropriately break invisibility
  • Protuna tertiary panel draws a fork and spoon when you're hungry/thirsty
  • minor cosmetic updates to Protuna tertiary panel time and weather display
  • counterspell works differently
  • doubled cooldown on Wizard AoE spells
  • slightly weakened Tractor Beam
  • manashield, goldshield, and roadblock skill% can increase, impact efficacy
  • new spells and skills for revamped Wizards:
   Blink, Chrysalis, combomagic, and six combomagic-based spells: Flare Star,
   Catastrophe, Ancient Power, Black Wind, Grand Dream, and Southern Cross.

For builders:

  • questquery command. Verifies in-use questflags per area
  • Discord chat integration for staff stuff

Behind the scenes:

  • fixed a bug pertaining to lava sectors
  • reduced memory footprint for rooms

- MTS



Changes 6-30-19

To: all

  • fixed a weird bug involving lights when reconnecting
  • 'screenreader' is a handy built-in alias for 'brief'
  • that whole damroll thing that i'm sure you've heard about - still working out some remaining damroll kinks here and there
  • fireball/lava wave's smoldering effect has a debuff indicator
  • fireball/lava wave won't kill a player twice anymore
  • sizeup no longer misgenders spivak and plural pronoun characters

FOR BUILDERS:

  • 'eventitem' works on potions, pills, AND food... please be careful
  • new method to hide properly tagged asciiart from brief mode using players
  • new method to hide alternate descriptions from NON-brief mode using players
  • new method to strip color codes from a block of text

FOR STAFF:

  • new command 'pwreset' to change a player's password (106+ ONLY)
  • xp bonus spell added - please use very sparingly and fairly
  • 'wizhelp' is a lot less ugly, and sorted by level now

I don't THINK i forgot anything in this note...

-Bea


Changes 6-23-19

  • Polka Polka, Dazzle, Heartache Rumba, Masochism Tango, Dispel, Esuna, Seance, Theatrics, Boogie Fever, and Sabotage can be charged to dramatically increase their chance of success.
  • Finale can be charged to increase its damage by 1.5x
  • Wandering Eye can be charged to increase its duration by 2x
  • Rally Audience can be charged to double the HP of the audience
  • shadow stalk can improve, but can fail
  • Fixed Bug where Bless was improving chances of saving vs effects too much
  • Added protuna tertiary window tag for bramble's debuff
  • Max group size of 6 can no longer be circumvented
  • Earthtap and Dancing Weapon should no longer reset weapons to default
  • Fixed some missing color codes in 'report'

FOR BUILDERS:

  • $a can be used in any mobprog line, not just echos
  • new weapon flag Mystic, makes weapon use magroll instead of damroll
  • noecho now functions on portals
  • "if khexists" and "if khcount" ifchecks work
  • new mob race "zombie"
  • new furniture flag "furn_light" -- makes the item cast light in the room



Changes 6-22-19

  • 'Whowas' will show information (level, hours, playtime) of online players
  • behav_travelingpet works every pulse instead of every tick
  • 'mob asset' ascii art bug fixed in final weapon's exit pod?
  • Create Booze tables shuffled in line with new liquids table
  • 'steal item' had bread replaced with booze in its loot table
  • 'steal item' will only give materia if the enemy had max MP > 0
  • if affected with both Sleep and Influenza, could get weird messages
  • 'report inv' won't show a PC's inventory to their group leader
  • Ageatii's Favour spell renamed to Alraune's Favour

FOR BUILDERS:

  • TAR_OBJ_INV spells are listed in OLC now, plus other tweaks to '? spell'
  • new wiznet option 'memcheck' to show increases of strings and perms
 - be advised it will go off a lot for benign reasons
  • 'mob mforce all' is more efficient AND works as expected now

-Bea


Changes 6-19-19

  • Fixed a bug with wildfire 'following' the caster
  • New command 'PBUST' - shows a one-off prompt with the specified parameters,
 "pbust Align: %a" will display the player's alignment. This is designed for 
 use with aliases or macros to get information quicker than one can by 
 reading an entire promptor using the 'score' command. Currently does not 
 work with Project Tuna. Uses the same switches as those used for a prompt,
 see HELP PROMPT
  • Swindle and Powersurge can level up past 60% now.
  • Selan and other mages' 'clarity' now costs just 25 silver per item to be IDd
  • Parry will now use your offhand weapon if you haven't got a mainhand one
  • Lobsterman Eskrima now applies its parry bonus correctly
  • Drunkenness has been reworked and can do much more
 - including something actually good
  • Scuppered now reduces the skill penalty from drunkenness
  • Many liquids have had their values tweaked. To summarize
 - Nothing quenches quite like pure, clean water
 - Hard liquors generally no longer quench any thirst at all
 - Most liquids are not very satiating, except e.g. broth, milk
 - Salt water and blood are much nastier about worsening thirst
 - Alcoholic beverage proofs adjusted; it's much easier to get drunk
  • Laying down framework for the upcoming (secret) subclass's (secret) ability

-Bea


Area Changes and Note 6-16-19

NEW AREAS:

- Pinata Grove is available, visit at any level!
- The town of Onrac and its Sunken Shrine are accessible to those who obtained an Aquamarine Scale during the Easter 2019 event.  For those who haven't, it will become available again in the future.

WORLD:

- Battlefields are springing up around the Cleft.  Two are currently available, one in Truce Canyon and one in Alfador Isle.
- Kupimo can be found as a roaming world mob, randomly appearing in any location. He is a Materia Merchant who sells both common and exclusive Materia to those who can find him.
- The Feymarch has been relocated from its previous, temporary home to its new, probably-permanent home.
- A hidden place has had a small expansion.
- Several newbie areas outside of Truce have had small additions.

TWEAKS:

- Some busted mobprogs were fixed in McNeil woods, and some new loot can be obtained both there and in the Veldt.
- A couple mobs drop a few new things of low consenquence.
- Sectors have been tinkered with all around the world and will continue to, most likely not affecting anyone except geomancers.

A full scale, colored version of the atlas as it appears in game has been uploaded onto our Wiki and is publicly available. Feel free to use it as you wish! There is an "Atlas" page on the Wiki where the picture is featured. Anyone who feels like there could be more information on the "Atlas" page can feel free to contribute to it. This is intentionally as accessible as possible as a resource for our players. Please note that not everything featured on Shadmire is built yet.

Please note there may be various signs around the world pointing out new paths that are currently unavailable. These are not secret quest hints, but literally paths that are not yet ready for release. Feel free to take note of their locations for easier finding of new features and areas in the future!

Finally, the staff intends to correct power creep that has been manifesting in various ways in the game. Over the coming months, expect various changes that make the game easy to start, gradually become more difficult, and require some amount of determination to reach max level. We want to reward questing and exploring. Our puzzles, detailed areas, interactivity, and quests will remain our focus.

LOVE, YOUR PAL COOPER



Changes 6-7/8/15-19

  • Sealed Cave has been returned to a different location.
  • The Faymarch has been relocated.
  • Warp Whistles have been disabled for now.

- Ageatii

This note summarizes changes made since around February:

+ OOC chat is synchronized with our Discord server
+ elemental damage from weapons and many spells is now colored
+ new characters start with fewer practices but more default artifice skill
+ XP is no longer lost for players fleeing at level 10 or below
+ decreased memory footprint for objects
+ reformatted alignment of mnay Project Tuna affect tags
+ DoT effects should no longer start fights with targets not in the room
+ improved parsing for Scan when target obj shares keyword with bystander mob
+ LOUD WEAPONS WEREN'T LOUD ENOUGH
+ various Wizard spells have been tweaked. Check helpfiles on:
   Fireball, Rhizome Lance, Air Blast, Gem Missile, Darkside, Ice Smash,
   Burst, Viro Plasm, Thunderstorm, Gyro Ball, Lucent Beam, & Bubble Beam
+ behind-the-scenes, new spells and skills for revamped Wizards: 
   Maneater, Wind Blade, Void Ray, Absolute Zero, Nebula, Snowy,
   Reverse Polarity, feedback, & trance
+ many of wildcasting's effects are now different
+ karma works against Confusion, Osmosis, Burn, and Daze, among others
+ entangle no longer spuriously triggers mobprogs. entangle now inflicts daze
+ Tsunami won't push mobs into forbidden rooms, for reals

For builders:

+ new command "findtriggermismatch" to audit risky mprog combos (lvl 107 only)

- MTS

+ fixed a bug where killing mobs >10 levels stronger would break the XP cap
+ shuffled damage colors for some wizard spells
+ changed how recoil is displayed for Darkside and Soulblade
+ changed aesthetics on Ink Blast, Megamagic, and Rainbow

For builders:

+ there are now 31 quest flags per area

- MTS




Changes 3-1-2019

  • New rset fields
   mob rset flag <flag value>
     EG "mob rset flag no_recall" toggles no_recall
   mob rset <room affect> <duration>
     EG "mob rset sandstorm -1" sets sandstorm permanently
     NOTE:Room affects are being implemented one at a time, so far there's:
     sandstorm
     blizzard
     frostveil
     darkness
     flash
     firetrap
  • New mob commands "oclone" and "mclone"
  mob mclone <target to clone>
     Works exactly as the imm command
  mob oclone <object to clone> <target location>
     Works exactly like the imm command except it can load into the room or inventory
     EG "mob oclone apple I" will duplicate the object into inventory
     EG "mob oclone apple R" will duplicate the object into the room

Changes 2-18-2019

  • Tsunami, Suplex and Blam Gush will no longer push mobs into rooms where they aren't allowed.
  • Using Boogie Fever in coordination with Tame will no longer break up the group.
  • Pets can no longer be ordered to purchase unique items.
  • Read Magic/Analyze will now show more affects (if applicable).
  • Mobs will now echo back if they can't wear something that is Antimob.
  • Decaying objects will no longer announce their destruction if they have the 'noecho' flag applied.
  • Unique objects can no longer be purchased if one is in the player's locker.
  • The word 'pet' will now reference the player's pet in the same way that 'me' or 'self' references the player.
  • 'Autosort' will now automatically sort your inventory (and locker!) into item types. Try it and see how it works!.
  • Din's Fire now targets all enemies in the room and has been adjusted accordingly.
  • Items that are flagged 'melt_drop' no longer showcase a red aura.


FOR BUILDERS


  • Mobs can now award themselves ('mob award $i') instead of needing a convoluted chain of mob-manipulation to provide the same effect, please be careful with its use, probably sticking to event items so that the player is $i.
  • New behavior 'travelingpet' that makes a charmed mob consistently return to its owner, this will eliminate the need to create a RANDOM trigger prog to manually provide the same effect.
  • Rand_phys_vuln and rand_misc_vuln behavior flags added.

Changes 2-10-2019

Mostly just builder changes here.

  • sneak applies to portals.
  • exhaulted etc should vanish only at appropriate remorts (again?).
  • mob addlag is back in, capped at 1000 but you should never need to go even that high, I hope.
  • hammerhand has fail message when no target is found.
  • resets now flags the area as "changed", so it can be saved without further edits.
  • damroll added as a field for mset.
  • various readout changes.
  • Curse on non-object targets now has a chance to cause short-term negative affects:
  Chances are based on wisdom.
  Chances are higher when the caster is evil.


Changes 2-8-2019

  • Using offensive abilities on yourself no longer triggers the Gilgame Heart skill.
  • Offensive skills can no longer gain learned-skill percentage when used on oneself.
  • 'Whowas' now shows new things, such as the player's current level and remort #.
  • Logging into a dark room with an active light source no longer acts as though your light doesn't exist.
  • 'Plural' and 'Spivak' genders now show appropriate coloration on the 'Who' list.
  • Aurora and Din's Fire spells now echo to the room when the caster is the target.
  • Angel Whisper now does 1/8th of an undead enemy's current HP instead of their maximum HP.
  • Scan/Examine now shows the condition of a decaying-flagged object.
  • Encore will now boost Attack Up to a maximum of 50 Damroll, no matter how many times for the former spell is cast.
  • Unique items can now only be bought one at a time.
  • Phlogiston has been reworked and now has better overall chances for success, maxing out at level 150.
  • Intimidate now successfully stacks Damroll detriments.
  • Misc grammar and text fixes.


Changes 1-31-2019

First pass on Priest rework

  • Detect Alignment is back in, working as you'd expect.
  • Mend and Vitalize tweaked; spell targets of same alignment and NOT the caster grant a chance to return mana or heal for more(Vitalize also has a chance to reduce cooldown). Chances

based on Wisdom.

  • Mend no longer has a blackhole for practices.
  • Ray of Truth tweaked; damage has a chance to scale when targeting opposite align from the caster, with another chance for half cooldown. Both chances based on Wisdom.
  • Judgment tweaked; Chances(still based on Wisdom) that when used on opposite align from the caster that there may be a mana return, cooldown halved, and/or extra buff pulses.
  • Bless tweaked when cast on objects; Chances(Wisdom AND good align based) to apply more diverse bonuses dependent on object's wear location(eg feet).
  • Curse massively tweaked:
  • Curse can now be cast on objects, casting curse on weapons or armor will cause the following:
  1) Perishable, cursed, nouncurse
  2) Cost/value of the object will be reduced to 0
  3.A) Condition of the object will be reduced by 2/3rds
  3.B) Condition cuts can be negated some, determined by wisdom
  • Cursed weapons will receive the following:
  1) The first die on the weapons damage dice gets a 50% boost
  2) If there are enchantments, the enchant count gets a 33% boost
  • Cursed armor will receive the following:
  1) The armor stats get a 50% boost across the board
  2) The armor gets a saves boost, the amount is determined by wisdom
  • Curse casted on any other object just adds 1 magroll or damroll for now
  • Curse casted on a non-object-target no longer has a set 30 armor penalty
  • Curse armor penalty is determined by wisdom
  • Smite reworked; Casting Smite while BLESSED causes it to work in reverse of normal, Casting Smite while the target is CURSED does more damage the closer you are to their hp %.


  • Legacy Spells have been adjusted:
Fira, Bizzara, and Thundara have increased mana costs.
Firaga, Blizzaga, and Thundaga have increased mana costs AND a cooldown.


Changes 1-23-2019

  • When given a unique item you already own or already have in your locker, it will tell you the item specifically, instead of just "you already own that"
  • Angel Whisper now does 1/8th damage to undead's CURRENT health instead of their max health
  • The Koi Pond in Hikari no Matsuri is now community-friendly! Everyone can now fish from one pond! Talk to the stall tenant for a small update on the mechanics change involved!


FOR BUILDERS:

  • 'khcount' and 'khexist' ifchecks are in, use them to check for killcounts of a specific mob and if the player has any killcount of a mob (see obj vnum 7249 for examples)


Changes 10-21-2018

  • Items flagged 'noexplode' will no longer prevent charges being used with WIS scores of 20+.
  • Decaying items no longer corrupt lockers, instead going down to 1 Condition and then stopping until they are removed, whereupon they will resume decaying.
  • Unique items are now unique between a player and their locker (no more doubling up!).
  • The random "your weakens" message for some effects when casting Esuna has been fixed.
  • The 'Angel Whisper' spell is longer staffify-able.
  • CHARMIES (not permanent pets) can no longer interact (pick up, give, etc.) with Unique items.
  • The echoes for a scroll going off twice has been given a space, so it looks less crammed.
  • Odd bug ('lololo 2568 lol5') in the log has been fixed.

We apologize if some of these fixes/changes/updates hamper the difficulty of certain playstyles going forward, but please understand that they were considered at length and administered to combat exploits and unintended practices. You guys are awesome though, you'll figure out a way to keep going at full speed!


Area Changes 9-27-2018

NEW AREAS

  • Jam Wasteland is now available. Has some pre-requisites - alchemy related!
  • The Feymarch is now available, linked (for now) at the end of the Mist Cave.

NEW WORLD FEATURES

  • There are now secret treasure spots (referred to sometimes as "hidey holes") all around the Cleft. Be on the lookout for a weird, old guy in various Cleft cities for more information.
  • See chobins and palicos getting drunk together at the Rat Cantina, located in the ocean somewhere. Maybe a friendly merchant will let you ride their ship there! If not, maybe you can bother a not-so-friendly merchant until they give in.
  • There is now a publically available Mana Treant. It has some interesting "features", see note regarding it for more information.

TWEAKS/CHANGES

  • Booster Tower has been given a face lift, remort-only fight, minor tweaks, new drops, fixes, and new quests.


Changes 9-4-2018

STAT UPDATES!


  • DEX:
     If >= 25, chance for a movement to cost 1/2 MV, and to avoid being Disarmed.
     If <= 9, chance for a movement to cost 1.5x MV.
     Higher Dex scores now also increase MV regeneration.
  • WIS:
     If >= 25, when using a Rod item there is a chance based on INT for halved cooldown or halved lag.
     If <= 9, there is a chance based on INT to increase Rod-used cooldown by 25%.
     If >= 25, when using a Wand or Staff item there is a chance based on INT to withhold using a charge, or boost the spell's effectiveness by 1.5x.
     If <= 9, there is a chance to weaken the Wand/Staff's effectiveness by 25%
  • INT:
     Higher Int now positively affects Mana regeneration and negatively affects cast failure.
     If >= 25, there is a chance based on WIS to gain spell damage bonuses.
     If <= 8, there is a chance to accidentally perform drunk speech.
     If >= 25, there is a chance based on WIS that Scrolls will have halved lag or doublecast one of the spells.
     If >= 40, there is a chance to doublecast two spells on the scroll.
     If <= 9, there is a chance to fail one of the spells on a scroll or lose 25% of the spell's effectiveness/power.
  • New Gender Types: 'They (Plural)' and 'Spivak (e/em)'
  • New Spell: Reraise - Instantly revives the caster and restores them completely (EXP penalty for dying is still applied, though!)
  • 'Idle Hands' spell has been adjusted, now giving Level/2 increases to both Weight and Item capacity, maxing out at +50/+50 at Lv100.
  • 'Enchant' spell has been renamed 'Enchantment'.


FOR BUILDERS


  • Mob Variable Additions: 'sex' ifcheck now can use '5' for the Spivak gender (E.g. 'if sex $i == 5')


Area Changes 5-1-2018

  • Kakariko Village is accessible
  • The Pillars of Nosgoth are accessible
  • The Ancient Library is accessible
  • Viorar has some updates to descriptions and interactions
  • Chocobo Forest has updated descriptions, item drops and spawn rates
  • The world around the town of Todo has been expanded
  • You now receive a class-specific reward for completing Truce's community service
  • It's easier to get back the "mysterious map" item
  • Oopsie Dayzees have joined the Dayzee Family
  • For Builders:
  • Fishing, Phone, Bomb Database added to the immortal hub
  • Bambino Bombs have universal directional triggers


Changes 4-19-2018

FOR BUILDERS:

  • New mob command: 'Addlag' (Adds lag to a player, disallowing them any activity until it wears off)


Changes 4-16-2018

  • Some fixes for cross-room battle issues
  • Players and mobs can no longer flee while grappled
  • Items with the 'Melt_Drop' flag can now be stolen
  • Items now have custom disintegration (when Condition reaches 0 through Decay) messages based in item's innate
  • Various skills will now enjoy damroll bonuses applied to their damage calculations
  • 'Crash' is less random, does a bit more damage and also boosts the damage and lessens the damage variance depending on the 'Capacity' amount of the vehicle
  • Spells with mob-moving effects (eg, Gravity Well) no longer require the mob to have Mov for the effect to function
  • Dispel now has more effects that it can remove
  • Esuna now has more ailments that it can remove
  • 'Charge' affects more Geomancer spells than before
  • 'Judgment' now does Holy/Negative damage based on alignment (instead of Light/Dark)
  • Knight spells that have damage dependant on alignment have been updated with specific pairings (light/dark and holy/negative)
  • 'Encore' no longer affects Dodge, Parry or Shield Block
  • New Spell: Debilitate (Lowers a target's level, prevents experience gain while in effect)
  • New Spell: Enchant (Enchant Weapon & Enchant Armor rolled into one spell, affects both types)
  • New skill: Ceremony (Toggled, forced resting position, autoattack off, sacrifice things for bonus mana and slightly adjusts alignment if sacrificing evil or blessed items)
  • Merchants no longer get Enchant Weapon or Enchant Armor, replaced with 'Enchant'
  • Magroll scaling is officially in place: Each point is 1% bonus effectiveness up to 20, and after 20 it scales to more-or-less needing 2 points for every 1% efficiency (with slight variance here and there)
  • Remort Tokens are in the process of undergoing an upgrade; eventually, they will be automated and allow a player to auto-remort themselves, including the coverage of remort cost
  • Various readout changes to give the Cleft's damtypes, elements and overall display a more consistent appearance


FOR BUILDERS

  • Oset'ing an item with the Decay flag and Oset'ing condition to 0 will cause an item to disintegrate immediately
  • New ifchecks: Objcost, objweight, objextra, objextra2, and objextra3
  • Ageatii has a new (or fixed, anyway) custom message when using the 'slay' command


Changes 3-22/3-23-2018

  • Cure has a slightly lower rate of healing than before
  • Cure's mana cost has been lowered from 10 to 8
  • Charge will now function with Vitalize
  • A few spells have been excluded from the Metronome list
  • Ninjas can now hide better, generally, and even more so in dark rooms
  • Ninjas now know when they have or have not become hidden.
  • Ninjas now sneak more successfully in dark rooms or while hidden, even more so when both conditions are met
  • Ninjas now know when they have or have not started sneaking
  • New spell: Debilitate (WORK IN PROGRESS)
  • Wording: 'Exotic' has replaced 'Magic' in a few areas
  • The room affects, sandstorm and flurry, should not do damage if you're resistant to their respective elements.
  • Alias max has been increased to 32.

For Builders:

  • Added a move if check
    • mvchk 'if mvchk $i >= 50'
  • Added object condition check
    • objcond 'if objcond >= 20'
  • Added condition as an oset field
    • 'mob oset $o condition -20' Adjust current condition by -20
  • Added brief mode check
    • isbrief 'if isbrief $n'
  • Oset usage is now limited to the actor's inventory and in the current room the actor is standing in.
    • Note: If you need to get around this and manipulate an object in another mob/player inventory, use force and mforce.


Changes 3-8/3-10-2018

  • Jumi and Matango now have independent, separate health regeneration rates that is not the 'Regen' affect (and thus no longer have the latter in constant effect).
  • CON and WIS now add a slight regeneration bonus to HP and Mana, respectively. This is especially noticeable in conditions that are not ideal.
  • 'Psyke Up' and 'Psyke Down' spells added, effects are equivalent to their 'Attack Up' and 'Attack Down' counterparts except that it influences Magroll instead of Damroll.
  • BUILDERS: Please be careful with using Psyke Down for now, as negative Magroll will prevent both players and mobs from dealing ANY spell damage!
  • 'Enchant Armor' no longer increases the target item's level by 1.
  • Priests now receive slightly more mana when sacrificing gold coins.
  • Choke and Powersurge now work with counterspell.
  • Wisdom helps with failure to cast spells
  • Magroll has been fleshed out for player usage and works as intended.
  • Wall change can be charged to better penetrate saves.
  • Enchant spell has been added, which combines both enchant armor and enchant weapon
  • enchanting with the new enchant spell has slight chance to add -1 saves or +1 hitroll to armor or weapons, respectively.
  • higher wisdom increases those odds even more.
  • psyke down has been adjusted to be more likely to bypass saves.
  • armor golems are no longer affected by slow naturally.
  • various read out changes, most importantly, lockers and containers.

For builders:

  • mob award exp works in flat value. Use 'mob award $n exp 1234 noscale'
  • mob preitle is a command. for safety reasons, its usage is 'mob mforce $n mob pretitle self lolmypretitle ' to remove pretitles, just use {x.
  • mobs currently are locked out of magroll.


Changes 3-2-2018

  • Cynbel Sea is now linked!
  • The following areas have been removed from the "areas" command list: Magmoor Caverns, River City, Zanarkand, Magitek Factory.
  • MiniMedals have been added to: Gold City, Gobi's Valley, Frosty Forest, Tonoe, Jungle of Illusion, Goreomemu Swamp.
  • Level locks have been removed from: Orbonne Monastery, Guardia Castle, Dr Wily's Lab, Leires.
  • Item re-balances: Mana Spirit Statues, Mirror Shield, Silver Gauntlets.
  • Mob re-balances: Myrkur Necromancer, Great Rabite, Mushroomized Parasect, Angel Tower Spectre.
  • Pandora's Clothes in Truce are re-categorized as 'jewelry' type.
  • You have more time to complete Norstein Bekkler's light game in Truce.


Changes 2-19-2018

  • Stealing an item you can't carry no longer hecks up the item's location.
  • gptoss' damage is now a natural logarithm instead of base10... look forward to dealing more damage with it!
  • Fling shouldn't cast weapons into the void or other mobs' inventories.

Changes 1-26-2018

  • Sunsnug Isle is now accessible
  • Mist Cave is accessible as an expansion to Magicant
  • Hu Lao Gate is now accessible
  • An alternate unlockable path is available to get to the northern areas of Guardia.
  • Non-Saturn Valley ATMs no longer require ATM cards.
  • The potion seed pots (Crysta & Viorar) have been removed
  • Effects have been added to the remaining existing potion seeds that enemies drop
  • The speech in Lu Bu Feng Xian's delivery call is toned down
  • The reward for collecting all the Chaos Emeralds is improved
  • Asina on Joel Island more directly gives out quest initiation hints
  • Bugfix where Moon Saber was not being rewarded


Changes 1-10-2018

  • doubled the internal SPL_SPRD variable, which should reduce the variability of spell damage somewhat.
  • those NPCs you thought were healers.... aren't anymore. see selan and company for uncursing and IDing stuff now.
  • http://cod.mudmagic.com/who.php which conveniently updates whenever anyone who's not a staff member types 'who'.
  • 'report skills' -- for ordering your pet reveal its innate combat skills.
  • the 'cactus stool' made by a level 0 Mokuton no longer WORSENS regeneration.
  • Frost Saber now has a chance to apply a short-duration Slow.
  • Players and mobs warcry'ing at themselves have a better echo now.

for builders:

  • mobs and objects no longer have a 'material'
  • shopkeepers now *clone* objects when selling them, instead of making new ones.
    • this means infinite 'inventory' objects can be modified or restrung while still in the keeper's inventory, and the changes will now propagate to the bought copy.
  • plus some other changes i probably forgot

-Benamas


Changes 12-30-2017

  • Jutsu's lag time reduced from 20 to 12
  • Fumes now applies Poison instead of Fear -- rev up those Leeches
  • Ninjas get the Fear spell at level 45
  • Merchants now get Firebreath instead of Heat Metal at level 50
  • Gptoss is about half the cost to use but does the same damage
  • Dual Wield now functions correctly/at all when you have 2x/3x-cut
  • fixed that rogue . when paralyzed
  • converting gold to silver in banks is now free (but who does this)
  • 'report offense' shows magroll now

Changes 12-29-2017

  • Magroll is now percentage-based: 1 magroll is now equivalent to 1% more damage when casting a spell that deals damage. Builders, keep this in mind going forward when/if adding Magroll to items! Healing is also slated to be affected by this as well, but is not yet.

Changes 12-27-2017

  • "MAGROLL" is a thing now. It applies a flat damage bonus to most spells and damaging affects. There will be some exceptions (base Summoner spells), and there will be some instances where magroll has an exaggerated effect (multi- hit spells like Rainbow). Some builds will be better, some won't be affected, but none should take a nerf from this. Regardless, we're in uncharted territory!
  • Characters receive a bonus to Magroll similar to how Strength affects Damroll in practice, this is going to be about... 5 magroll for most casters
  • Builders can put Magroll on mobs and items (replaced previously nonfunctional bonus to saves vs paralysis?) -- use this sparingly, as you did damroll!!!
  • Bleeding damage now caps at level*3 per round so megabosses don't drain dry for thousands of damage per round
  • Enchant Weapon's effect with Damroll has been readjusted up to 15%. More tweaking possible pending smoothing out Magroll.

Changes 12-23-2017

  • any potential mob with vnum 3708 will be able to attack now (weird stock bug)
  • many abilities no longer penetrate the Shell affect
  • 'rod' and 'event' type items will display their current cooldown time when Scan'd/examine'd
  • enchanted weapons were having their damage bonus DOUBLED -- this has been corrected from 20% extra damroll per enchant to 10%
    • this seems like a nerf but check out the helpfile -- it was only SUPPOSED to be 5%
  • giga drain's mp cost cut by 1/3
  • vampires only regenerate 1hp/pulse while exposed to sunlight
  • plus other changes I've forgotten!


Changes 6-15-2017

UPDATES:

  • Pip will refresh his inventory every day even when players are away.
  • Flameshe and the pumpkinhead butler will now not accept items (for now)
  • Electrical barrier seems to be working correctly.
  • Aisu's door is two-way.
  • El Nido quest list fixed
  • Vehicle loss in quest rooms: There isn't really a good solution that doesn't involve revamping how vehicles work.
  • Kiki responds to Elazul when appropriate.
  • The certain Gypsy Camp quest has the appropriate story prerequisites now.


Changes 6-04-2017

  • added 'glance' command to show only room name, exits, and contents when 'brief' is on
  • re-added 'exits' command -- beware of fake room names (re: mobprog trickery)
  • re-added 'resistances' command -- shows a short version when 'brief' mode is on
  • fixed a problem involving mobs with vampirism and the haunt affect which probably broke a bunch of other things too

for builders:

  • new exit flag 'nomob'

for me:

  • cleared various compile warnings
  • prototype "who's online" webpage cod.mudmagic.com/who.htm -- for now, only updates when a staff member types 'who2'

--Ben

Changes 3-29-2016

Various other changes have went in, but here are the highlights:

  • oset is finished off with using flag names (vs their numerical value) in the value(0-4) slots, where needed. (the imm command 'set obj' has been updated to do the same)
  • "pet" has been added to the necromancers, to retrieve the corpse of all pets at once(that actually leave a corpse). Eg. necro pet
  • Added affected2 if check eg. If affected2 focus
  • Added fast affect2 flag (works like the fast vehicle flag)
  • Added 'quicken spell' (applies fast)

Changes 1-20-2016

New mob commands:

  mset          - See 'help set' for details
  oset          - This isn't actually new but more has been added to it, see 'help set'
  mforce        - Allows players to execute mob commands without the use of an event item. (ie mob mforce $n mob cast fireball)
  mob face name - Mobs change their name tags

New Variables:

  $A            - Same as $o, without quotes around name tags
  $b            - Mob's remember target's race
  $B            - Mob's remember target's level
  These have been added to 'help variable' (Thanks Odwofi!)

Various Changes:

  Brief mode is (re?)enabled due to volume of requests lately
  Wildcasting has been changed to a toggle
  Wildcasting has been added to affects2
  Affects2 can be toggled with mob flag