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Why Is This Loon Still Blogging About Parrying?, posted on Fri Feb 23 15:04:35 2024
Posted by: Kadath
Category: General
In addition to the adjustments that were discussed in previous blog posts, an additional, separate issue was found that related to parrying some ranged attacks (particularly those involving smaller projectiles).



An additional (and hopefully final) change has now been made that should make a far more noticeable difference to parry users defending against small projectiles. This change should mean that your choice of "tactics response" should always be used when defending against ranged attac...

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Parrying What Life Throws At You Pt. II, posted on Thu Feb 22 13:56:17 2024
Posted by: Kadath
Category: General
I've now made a further adjustment to the weighting of ranged attacks vs parrying defence, as mentioned in the original post on this topic. Again, please submit a bug report if you witness any behaviour you think constitutes a bug or unintended outcome of this change.



I would also like to clarify that this change does *not* affect inhumation attempts in any way. There is separate code that handles those compared to normal ranged attacks.



Have fun!



Kadath

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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Pancake Tuesday, posted on Tue Feb 13 02:26:20 2024
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
Happy Pancake Day!

You can now fry pancakes in a frying pan, skillet, or wok. This requires a heat source like brewing, as well as flour, raw egg (from cracking eggs), milk, and butter. You can also add any seasonings and up to 1 optional ingredient of your choice!

Enjoy!

Loitering Within Tent, posted on Fri Feb 9 11:03:20 2024
Posted by: Guildenstern
Category: Special
The range of tents available has been expanded, and you can now go camping around the Disc! Some highlights:



* Erecting a tent will keep the room it's in loaded, which means that the stuff you leave in it (and outside it) will not be eaten by the inevitable progress of time for a few days - even if you log out.

* WARNING: It can still be picked up by players or NPCs, and a crash or a reboot will destroy it all. Anything you lose like this will not be replaced by Liaisons.

* You will need ...

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Parrying What Life Throws At You, posted on Wed Feb 7 15:03:54 2024
Posted by: Kadath
Category: General
An issue has been identified that made it extremely difficult for anyone using the 'parry' response to defend against the majority of ranged attacks (anything using the thrown/fired skills).

This will have had a significant impact on players who rely on parry in places like the smuggler caves and copperhead mines with aggressive NPCs who like to throw things. It will, however, have been advantageous for players using ranged attacks against parry-using NPCs as well.

The modifier that favoured...

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A Rambling List Of Ramtops Fixes, posted on Wed Feb 7 14:05:36 2024
Posted by: Kadath
Category: Ram (domain pages)
This month, your intrepid creators have taken on the perilous terrain of the Ramtops to bring you a list of fixed bugs, implemented ideas and miscellaneous maintenance:

Items

* Furry earmuffs from Stephan in Mad Wolf will now fit under both helmets and hats.

* Hessian sacks are now treated as "flexible" while empty, meaning you can put them inside smaller containers as long as they don't contain things themeselves.

* Non-piercing ranged weapons, such as thrown boulders, will now end up on t...

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Concentration!, posted on Sat Jan 20 00:09:11 2024
Posted by: Presto
Category: Special
After some discussion with The Defeater of Empires, the Swallower of Oceans, the Thief of Years, the Ultimate Reality, the Harvester of Mankind, the Assassin 'Gainst Whom No Lock Will Hold (better known as Death), he has agreed that once something has crossed into his jurisdiction, as it were, then if someone was focusing their attention upon said thing, that attention should then be lost.

In practical terms, what this means is that if you are concentrating on an enemy, and the enemy dies, you c...

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Keeping The Faith, posted on Wed Jan 10 13:52:04 2024
Posted by: Kadath
Category: Guilds
The Gods of Discworld have been in a giving mood over Hogswatch, and have decided to distribute one last set of boons to their faithful before turning their attention back to important Cori Celesti infighting.

Rituals

* Sufficiently skilled players can now break out of stasis spheres with unarmed strikes.

* It is now possible travel to the air room via Divine Hand.

* The helpfile for Horror has been updated to clarify that it can be performed while holding a faith rod.

* Holy Insight now h...

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Teaching Changes, posted on Wed Dec 27 12:02:46 2023
Posted by: Pit
Category: Special
Hello all!

There have been some changes to the way teaching works. Specifically:

* The goodness of teachers is now capped based on your own bonus.

* Teachers can specialise in a skilltree. The cap is higher for skills in the tree they specialise in.

* Both the teaching XP and the learning cost formulas have been adjusted slightly.

* There is now a "teachers" command to help you find online teachers for skills you want to learn.

To help those who manage learning-oriented websites, we will publi...

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