Preliminary code changes have been implemented!
For those of you who haven't read the "help updates" file here it is:
New combat descriptions can be turned on and off by typing:
'set brief' and 'clear brief'
Keep in mind that these changes are not set in stone. Feedback is required on them so if you have any comments email me at email@example.com or send me mudmail to Pippin.
The most complaints seem to be to the monk class, however an average level 20 monk still has -5 AC, and if you're upset for not starting with higher dex, it IS one of the Prime Requisites! Nevertheless, monks can now cast mend stronger to complement being hit more frequently.
Barbarians - Barbarians now rely on constitution more for
their abilities. The also have a new skill - Berserk. Type
'help berserk' for details.
Monks - Monks armor class will rely on dexterity more, which
is one of their prime requisite characteristics.
Magical healing - Vigor and Mend healing bonuses have been
altered slightly. Note that Rangers now have better healing.
Druids - Druids have been improved in healing and magic
abilities. The Druid Prep skill has been replaced by the
Transform skill. Type 'help transform' for more information.
Alchemists - Alchemical magic has been strengthened.
Alchemists now have a new skill - Transform. This is
similar to the Druid transform skill. Type 'help transmute
Barbarians have also lost their +2 hps per tick (dangit!) but have been blessed with the berserk skill which gives an increase in hps and dexterity (whee!).
If you don't agree with any of these changes, PLEASE DON'T: login and broadcast that the changes suck and the dm's are lame etc, etc. Send me mudmail to PIPPIN! Broadcasting in bitchy and whiny terms does nothing more than set everyones teeth on edge. However formal complaints and USEFUL FEEDBACK are always welcome!
Map News: Immin Lais' map is available. It is a small city about the size of Finwe targeted at players below level 13. The Allisk Plains map has also been altered to show Immin Lais and the Ashen Mountains (not actually mapped). Also available is the map to the Isengard Memorial Burial Ground.
On to older news:
Some of you who e-mailed me your guesses didn't return my congratulatory messages. In any case, I'll still try and get ahold of some of you to award your prizes. The winning guess was a "succubus" which is the closest answer I got to the real thing. Click here if you're over 18 to see the real picture. Most people said "leaf" or "plant" and I got a few oddball responses like a pen and ink medical drawing of a heart. For those of you who aren't 18 and are good little boys and girls by not clicking on the link, the image is of a nude (and then some) woman with wispy weblike things on her body.
Those of you interested in the A.I.C. (Anti-Idiots Clan) can visit their homepage at: http://druidinanproductions.tripod.com/isengard/aic.html of course, to join said clan you must neither be an idiot nor a newbie. The A.I.C. code of conducts says:
Interested parties should visit the website and email the head recruiter to join.
- Members must not, repeat, must NOT act like the newbies generally associated with LokiSlayer clan or any other weak-ass newbie clan (define them as you will).
- Members should do everything within their power to eliminate newbies (see formal definition of newbie).
- Members should do everything within their power to teleport/annoy/steal from any newbies they encounter.
- Members should, however, help newbies that wish to become NON-newbie-ish. This does not include members of Loki Slayer.