Alter Aeon Recent Changes and Additions
Recent code and server updates can be found in this changelog. Only the
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---- Nov 26, 20 
Added color to entangling roots strings to make them more visible in combat.
Added chance to get purple sparks in shower of sparks. (Yes, this was a
good use of my time, also Frak made me do it, also purple is awesome.)
Adjusted the fame string for areas with no fame to be had so it would
play nicely with "brag/show areafame".
Adjusted "brag/show areafame" to be slightly more informative.
Added "pracs" as an alias for brag/show practices.
Allow the 'fire' command to work in combat again for point blank skill.
Fixed an obscure heraldry bug with woodcrafted dishes. (Sandman)
New forged weapon: the estoc
Using a mastercrafted+ guard or chain when assembling a weapon with a
mastercraft blade or head will result in a slightly superior weapon.
---- Nov 14, 20 
String fix and misc cleanup to reduce reagent. (Nermthegerm)
Added held items to essence enchant. (This is far more useful on shields,
but if you really want to use it on held items, you now can.)
Waypoint command should no longer unhide you, unless you actually use it
to waypoint somewhere. (Asclepius)
Tweaks to leathercrafted weapons to have better stats dependent on skill
level and quality.
---- Nov 07, 20 
New leathercrafted container: keyfob (Shryth)
Teachers in unopened areas should no longer show up on skill find
and spell find.
New lootcrate: crafting sampler crate.
New necromancer skill: graft undead
Add forged spikes, studs and scales to your undead constructs.
New general alchemy skill: reduce reagent
Create concentrated versions of spell components to increase
their level at the cost of mass.
New haberdashery skill: livery
Create bespoke clothing.
Highlighted successful Shadow Binds to make them more visible in combat spam.
Changed string for toggling wimpy off.
---- Oct 30, 20 
Improved help menus for heraldry regarding adding clan crests and holy
Resting or sleeping by a player-made campfire gives a small bonus to
regen. Cook some food, rest by a fire and relax for a couple rounds
Size damage to certain mage spells softened a bit. This is an attempt to
balance the phenomena of large mobs either being totally owned by certain
spells or builders giving them saving throws that make them nearly immune.
---- Oct 24, 20 
Added keyword arguments to lapidary, leathercraft, tailoring
and woodcraft lists.
Added keyword 'wchain' to forged chains because *somebody* is
too lazy to type out 'weaponchain'. (Shryth)
Added royal blue to the crafting color tables. (Dizzy)
Added calories to server-side shortid.
EXPERIMENTAL - food now gives out less hp and movement, but triggers a
brief regen event, which includes mana as well. Food must be eaten
outside of combat to trigger the regen event, and are strongest when
Taste side effects have been somewhat strengthened and have a short
duration, so that eating food in combat is still useful.
The hope here is to make food a viable option for speeding regen outside
of combat, in contrast with potions and scrolls, which are more useful
---- Oct 18, 20 
New affinity search switch to return spellcomps which have an affinity for a single spell.
---- Oct 17, 20 
Attempt to address msp auction dings not shutting off when auction
is snoozed. (Theman)
Distraction is now slightly more effective.
New hatmaking item: a facemask
Added keyword for forged chains: 'weaponchain' (Demael)
Various crafting tweaks, including slightly lowering the price of
essence enchant and boosting dierolls of weapons made by players
with high skill levels.
Added 'keywords' argument for forge list, to display keywords that can
be used to select desired items. For example, 'forge list jewelry keywords'
will show a list of jewelry with the keywords for each piece instead
of the required weight, wear location, etc.
---- Oct 04, 20 
Spacing cleanups to shortid, also added ranged weapon ammo type.
Wickercraft is now level 21, and carve fetish is now level 26.
New wickercraft item: poppet (must know wicker effigy)
Smoothed over a little kerfluffle with adding fullers to forged bladed
Allow the wearing and unwearing of selected locations from an eqset for
example 'eqset wear <set> finger1 wrist2'.
Add a total weight summary footer when using the weight search switch.
When considering a second spell for a scribe jobs, jobgivers should no
longer assign spell combinations that are impossible to scribe due to
---- Sep 27, 20 
New forged jewelry: chain link belt, medallion belt (Taurus)
Fixed bug with rose quartz/milky quartz mining table entries.
New rune and carved search switch, the former allows for the searching of
a named rune while the later returns all rune carved items.
Modify timer search switch to place item condition ahead of fixed date/time
timer to account for items such as pods which timeout before their
expiration date is reached.
---- Sep 20, 20 
Players can no longer enter unopened areas.
Pre-lag for flourish lowered slightly so it is more effective at
Assorted minor tweaks to forged equipment.
Mire terrain will now yield more minerals, since they are usually
Attempt to fix knockdown bug with druid air spells.
You can no longer waste profession points improving the quality of crafted
upgrades such as gems, arrowheads, hilts, studs, spikes, etc. (Fumo)
New seasonal Thirsty Thursday task.
New brewing group affinity: torment. This includes mostly unusual curses,
like faerie fire, noxious cloud, censure demon, jinx, etc.
Added frostflower to the ice brewing group.
New ac-apply and timer search switch.
The weight switch now allows for filtering of weights above or below a
---- Sep 07, 20 
Weekday event boons are now shorter so they are more likely to wear off
over the course of a week. (Dizzy)
Arena zones should now be excluded from cartographer guild jobs.
The soul of the sea boon should no longer prevent you from getting the
Catch of Day, except during derbies. (Cheetah)
Jackpots should now clear out of the news on the daily reset.
Added another Thirsty Thursday challenge...
Your Thirsty Thursday challenge will now show with the event command.
Thirsty Thursday events will now patiently wait until you are no longer in
battle before completing, in cases where you may have done something crazy
like throw milk at a guard.
---- Aug 30, 20 
Adding an '@' symbol in front of a social will let you use the social,
even if it conflicts with a command name.
Add 'friend noquest' to toggle seeing quest notifications.
Friend spam filters settings, such as nopost and noquest, now save across
Improvements and fixes for Thirsty Thursday, including stronger
hints on 'show drunk'.
Hiding starcatchers and mooncatchers now require the associated skill.
Noput and keep flags should no longer autoupdate on login.
You can add labels to containers that are not crafted, using the
'craft label' command. This does not cost a profession point.
New brewonly spell 'endure elements'. This alchemical treatment will
attempt to add a small amount of elemental proctection to objects in
the form of firesave, coldsave or zapsave.
---- Aug 22, 20 
Forbid filling up liquid containers with an incomplete unguent inside from
other liquid containers. (Fumo/Sito)
Reduce the number of scrolls that need to be scribed in order to reach
higher ranks in the Scribes Guild.
Allow 'brew potion search' to search for two spells at a time, instead
of just one.
Cleanup and typo corrections for fullers and Thirsty Thursday.
The command 'rescue minions' will now exclude entangling roots
and earthwalls by default.
Fixed bug that allowed weapons to be assembled with parts affected by
weight altering spells such as crystal coat. This potentially dangerousi
bug could have resulted in forged weapons being destroyed under certain
---- Aug 16, 20 
Druid spells create food and poison mushroom are now obscure.
Made Humpday consistent across the code i.e. Humpday as opposed to Hump Day.
The Thirsty Thursday milk challenge should now be less discriminating on what
it considers a "guard". New Thirsty Thursday challenge added to the mix.
You can now woodcraft bundles of sticks into batches of darts, arrows
GOOD and EVIL flags from extraplanar woods should now be preserved
when halving or quartering wood.
New reduce antidote parsing: reduce antidote [brewed antidote]
Purge blood added to brewing blood affinity. Purge blood can no
longer be brewed, but can now be scribed instead. (Morpheus)
If you know forge blade, you can add fullers to completed forged bladed
weapons with 'forge enhance fuller <weapon>'. This mildly enhances
the speed and damage. Like loading simple weapons, this is useful in cases
where further enchantments and enhancements are not available or desired.
---- Aug 01, 20 
Exclude books from unopened areas from the public library. (Morpheus)
Add Mush-Z help pages about plugins and obsolete features.
Added 'set noput', for setting a NOPUT flags to objects. The NOPUT flag
prevents objects from included in 'put all <container>'.
The Thirsty Thursday milk challenge should now be more generous on
when it triggers. Bottoms up!
New woodcrafted item: canoe (Morpheus)
The 'knock' spell is now scribeable.
The daily reset of the Catch of the Day should no longer trigger in the
middle of a fishing derby, to prevent rare circumstances where a person
can loose their lead in a derby that happens at just the wrong time.
New forged weapons, with the following base blades:
voulge blade: doloire (handle), bardiche (haft)
rondel blade: plancon (handle), goedendag (haft), ahlspiess (pole)
shortsword: atgeir (handle), hoggspjot (haft)
longsword: polesword (pole) - FYI staffswords now use hafts
---- Jul 25, 20 
Add 'name -gen' to generate a few random names.
Fix clan dues breakdown help page.
Fix typo in angel petition. (Druidia)
Alchemist and assassin jobs will pay more when asking for two spells
instead of just one.
Added Scribes Guild! Scribe scrolls in order to advance in rank.
Joining the guild will give access to well-paying scribe jobs. Please
allow time for world builders to set up guildmasters. (Unfortunately,
previously scribed scrolls will not count toward advancement, sorry.)
---- Jul 19, 20 
Added a bit more randomness to fish types and weights.
Changed the stats for some lapidary materials to reduce redundancy.
New wood type: madrone
Beefed up checks for adding/assembling crafted objects to try to catch
more extreme cases and hard failures, such as high hit/dam/attacks and
mana regen. This should scale with object level.
A stack of help page additions for Mush-Z, to help explain some of the
features and controls.
---- Jul 12, 20 
Stop shortid from sending a line break when identifying objects on the ground.
Add casting of ground spell to cast spam filter.
Added channel cast function for rune 'Fell', 'poison'.
Some gathered woods are now somewhat rarer than others.
Dragonbreath defense strings added to spam extreme. (Granola)
Thristy Thursday challenges that require recalls will no longer work
on hallowed ground recalls.
Added listings for ocomp and otype to mortal oset command.
Added msp sounds for landslide spell.
The metal used for crossbow hardware now has an effect on the
finished weapon's speed.
---- Jul 04, 20 
Add 'news headline' command.
Automatically display the latest headline news on login.
Add more skirmish strings to gfighting spam filter.
---- Jun 27, 20 
Fixed bug with flesh beast. It should now work with the corpses of
fish-type mobs now, too!
You can no longer use berm in cities, or use berm or icewall across the
entrances to instances.
Added a few called animals to mire terrain.
Fixed bug with inlay runes and new -force tag code.
New weekly event for Thirsty Thursday should be coming on-line after
the Summer Solstice event.
You cannot craft if you are too drunk.
New druid level 34 druid spell 'landslide'. Blow up earth walls and
shambling mounds to damage groups of enemies!
Fear effects now cut into your morale. High morale will help you resist
fear, but at the cost of your morale. Valor and other fear-resisting
effects come into play first.
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