1.3.2 DarkenBoom

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1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby JohnCarver » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:34 am

Greetings Salemites,
This week's patch is early and premature primarily because some naughty players decided to farm the holy #(@$* out of Darkenbear Eyes after realizing I made a goof akin to the one I did when the Wishpoosh was dropping 20+ lard a kill (not 20 eyeballs but dramatically increased drop rates none the less). Unlike Lard, however, the Darkenbear Eye was a bit more fundamental to things and as such I had to employ Hagatha. She has since cast a spell to cause all Darkenbear Eyeballs in the game to fly to her cave, destroyed all Homonculus' on the server, as well as temporarily purged the memories of all witches on the server so that no new Homonculus can be created for a period of time. Prior to this patch the Pentagram was removed to prohibit any mass influx of new witches to the circle who were less deserving. Also because the Darkenbear Eye was a recipe requirement in the Nightmare spell the regeant for that has been replaced. It is also no longer possible to use Darkenbear eyes to gain sight of your cursed victims until I put in a new placeholder for this curse. This should have dramatically mitigated the damage of this event.

I realize that this totally sucks for anybody who had themselves a legit Darkenbear Eyeball, and for that I am sorry. However, I consider this to be the same severity as a 'dupe' and my options were clearly this, or a rollback to the last patch. The progress of the last week for the server as a whole seemed to weigh more valuable than the less than the very few legitimate Darkenbear Eyes floating out there.

The following is the list of stuff I was working on at the moment this all broke loose which also gets scooped up into this patch:

New Flags
*New Craftable Flag: Deerskull'
*New Craftable Flag: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
*New Craftable Flag: Ming Dynasty
*New Craftable Flag: Portugal
*New Craftable Flag: Sweden

New Foods
*New Candy: Candied Kale Chips. Can be found everywhere candy is normally found. Restores Cabbage Food Group.
*New Craftable Food: Saurkraut

Minor Tweaks
*Additional Toy added for Santa Marp.
*New Help Menu Icon Art for Hypothermia, Town, Terraforming, Farming, and Combat to better suit the grahpic style of the other help Paginae icons.
*Players who have received and Eye for an Eye now graphically display their hook hand.
*The Hook hand still disables the use of any tools, weapons, and use of the right hand but no longer gives a speed reduction.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby Darwoth » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:40 am

It is also no longer possible to use Darkenbear eyes to gain sight of your cursed victims


god damn it, getting tired of you ***** ***** newbs ***** up things for everyone. first all you ***** get smelting ratios ***** up with your metal duping now this.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby ZoddAlmighty » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:44 am

I think people who legitimatelly got it (before the drop increase) should get reimbursed.
That would be fair.
Especially for high level players who just had them stored for months.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby JohnSnow » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:44 am

What about those people who have sold a bunch of eyes through a stall? They made a lot of money. Eyes were gone, but silver remains in game.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby saltmummy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:45 am

JohnCarver wrote:*New Craftable Flag: Deerskull'

THE STANDARD OF MY PEOPLE! *WEEPING* THANK YOU MORTAL MOMENTS!
TAKE MY MONEY!
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby JohnCarver » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:46 am

JohnSnow wrote:What about those people who have sold a bunch of eyes through a stall? They made a lot of money. Eyes were gone, but silver remains in game.


Fair point.

However, keep in mind that anybody dealing in illicit and evil goods for nefarious purposes (such as a darkenbear eye) should have been prepared for terrible things to happen. Hagatha does reserve the right to blow up any and all Witch-Related items at her leisure. As such, players should not be trading in them for economic gains. This applies to ALL items dropped by creatures of the darkness.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby Tulgarath » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:53 am

Yay Cheaters!!

At least we didn't get a roll back, though it is still quite painful.

JC should be able to track stall sales, just nuke the silver from darken bear eye sales. Spread the pain.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby JohnCarver » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:59 am

Hagatha just casted a spell to reveal to us ALL Darkenbear Eye sales since the beginning of time.

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I shall let the people decide what to do with these players who are dealing in Witch Items.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby Darwoth » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:02 am

the russians and a kzerg, why am i not surprised.
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Re: 1.3.2 DarkenBoom

Postby Judaism » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:03 am

He was too greedy.
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