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Changes To PK, posted on Wed Dec 23 15:04:35 2020
Posted by: Pit
Category: General
(The information in this blog post has largely been posted to the boards before,

but since the boards scroll fast we replicate it here.)

Hello everyone!

After many discussions we have decided to make some significant changes to the

way Playerkilling works in Discworld.

Most importantly at this moment:

* Assassins and wizards of the last order no longer have a PK requirement.

* Everyone is free to stop being PK using the command "clan leave".

However, if you do so you will not be allowed to ...

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Looking For Loot In All The Deads' Places, posted on Wed Dec 16 05:03:09 2020
Posted by: Presto
Category: General
1. You can now get items from containers in corpses (ie, "get thing from container in corpse").

2. While this was going on I noticed a bug where it was possible to use the "get thing out of corpse" syntax to get something without triggering wards. This has now been fixed. BE AWARE that this also applies to other ways of moving items out of corpses as well. For example, ordering your Creeping Doom to devour a corpse with a warded item will also trigger the ward.

Ho, Ho, Ho!, posted on Sat Dec 12 00:33:56 2020
Posted by: Guildenstern
Category: Sur
The city of Sto Lat is holding a municipal Hogswatch celebration, despite some traditionalist naysayers saying that it ruins the true meaning of Crueltide to have Hogswatch happen every year.

In order to further the cause of gentrification, some civic-minded gentlemen of the city have opened the Hogfather's Grotto in Frozen Alley for the season, and erected a municipal Hogswatch tree in the Royal Market for everyone's enjoyment.

Warning: A Fix To Over-full Vaults, posted on Fri Dec 4 22:52:19 2020
Posted by: Pit
Category: General

We have fixed a bug in vaults (and similar storage places like high priest wardrobes) which caused most of the checks on whether an item can be put in to be bypassed.

This bug not only led to rather curious situations like a complete elephant corpse fitting into a small drawer; more importantly, it also meant that people could put more items in than the MUD can load in one go -- potentially leading to items being quietly lost when the vault is opened again.

So, please be aware that if a va...

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Mrs Pontefract's Olde Tyme Sweete Shoppe, posted on Wed Nov 25 15:17:03 2020
Posted by: Guildenstern
Category: Sur
Sheepridge's own Mrs Pontefract has had a nice man from Sto Helit come in and explain to her all about marketing and (after some initial confusion) has accordingly updated her shop and her stock.

The Zombies Are Here, posted on Sat Oct 31 00:00:46 2020
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
The zombie bacterium event has started! It will run for the next 24 hours and end at midnight server time.

Under the new opt-in system:

Zombie NPCs will only attempt to bite opted-in players.

Zombie players can only bite opted-in players.

Soothing Rain must be performed by an opted-in player to cure zombies.

"who survivors" and "who infected" will only show opted-in players.

The command to opt-in is "zombies opt-in".


The Zombies Are Coming, posted on Mon Oct 26 05:42:07 2020
Posted by: Capita
Category: Special
The zombie bacterium event will happen again on October 31, Saturday! If you missed the last one, now's your chance to bite some survivors and/or purify some zombies.

However, this time the event will be opt-in: you will have to type a command to join. This means that if you do not want to participate in the event, you can completely ignore it.

More details will be announced on the 31st.

L'Hotel De Bricobracomanie, posted on Fri Oct 9 14:05:29 2020
Posted by: Guildenstern
Category: Sur
Esteemed antiquarian the Chevalier de Ste. Marie-Scharrone found the current political climate in Quirm difficult for unspecified reasons, and has relocated his shop & stock to Sto Lat's Hill Street for a more peaceful life.

Polished, posted on Fri Oct 2 07:14:35 2020
Posted by: Capita
Category: Ram (domain pages)
Borst Besensteel now accepts orders for broom polish.

(Note: Ordering through the order command gets you polish, while ordering through speaking still gets you a custom broom as before.)

A Brief History Lesson, posted on Fri Sep 25 14:05:23 2020
Posted by: Woom
Category: General
The "history" command has received two new syntaxen.

"history channels" will show you a list of the channels you currently have access to (talker channels and clubs, and, if you happen to be a newbie, newbiehelper or creator, the corresponding channels) that have a history to read. Useful if you just logged in and want to read everything you might have missed.

"history channels since last" does the same, but won't include channels that haven't had anything said on them since the last time you ...

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