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Patch Notes from 1997-12-18

Patch Notes from 1997-12-18


  • Dragons and drakes have gotten a lot meaner, and a lot harder to tame and keep tamed.
  • Idle animations will now be less frequent when more people come onto the screen, to reduce lag from crowds.
  • You cannot trap locked objects anymore with the new tinker's traps.
  • We've made some more small adjustments to creature population.
  • The Orc Lord and Orc Mage have been slightly adjusted in difficulty.
  • There is now a Tips Wizard that comes up when you log into the game. *This window is minimizable and resizable, and has a "Do not show again" toggle.
  • There is now an Update Wizard that displays the latest update information if you have not yet seen it.
  • The skills window now displays 1/10 point increments.
  • We fixed a case where the yes/no notoriety query popped up erroneously.
  • You may want to check in your backpack! Happy holidays!
  • The duration of field spells is now dependent on caster level.
  • Area effect spell damage now scales down the further you are from the center of the effect.
  • Field spells are no longer capable of occupying the same space. They also do less damage.
  • Town criers are now going to start appearing in the game.
  • Various parts of the map have been designated "no player housing" regions.
  • Don't be surprised if you hear "Ho ho ho!" around the corner.
  • Training dummies in player houses should all work immediately now.
  • Large smithies are once again available.
  • Spinning wheels should all work properly again.
  • The bounty system now has messages to indicate why you were unable to report a murder.
  • Not getting any message at all can still happen, which helps us track down the causes of not being able to report.


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