Code Updates 2010

These are the 2010 notes. For the current ones, see the Code Updates page.

December 23rd, 2010

  • quest powerbits no longer grant free Focus to the token; requires free-quest

December 4th, 2010

  • +want/cancel lets you clear out old wants from inactive players

November 4th, 2010

  • +want/connect lets you add people to each other's want lists

October 20th, 2010

  • +1who is like +3who, but returns a single-line list of names color-coded by idle time

October 16th, 2010

  • +3who/l can now read a FRIENDS list
  • +3who/n shows people connected or unidled since the last time you used it
  • +3who/t now shows connects/unidles since last use

October 8th, 2010

  • +locate, by itself, shows everyone connected who has Dramatic Timing

October 4th, 2010

  • +areas now defaults to sorting by parent room; builders and prop areas are optional switches
  • Contact device touching (+contact/attune and +contact/touch implemented)

September 24th, 2010

  • New powerbit decay reduces the bonus on a token with time

September 18th, 2010

  • +where now gives a list of the connected unfindable players

August 18th, 2010

  • Taking action on a gossip now requires writing an IC explanation for your involvement in that gossip, via the +gossip/act command, with the explanations visible when the gossip is traced

August 11th, 2010

  • The entrance to a temproom can now be locked (+temproom/lock, +temproom/unlock)

August 8th, 2010

  • Gossip cashed out within the 48-hour spread/suppress activity period results in a token that doesn't use the last 48 hours of spreading.

July 28th, 2010

  • Support for authorization-list exceptions to NO_DRAW on rooms

July 9th, 2010

  • Support for sense communications, +trump/detect

July 1st, 2010

  • Support for Trump sketches (trumpsketch powerbit, +trump/study, +trump/sketch)

June 30th, 2010

  • Support for Trump activity monitoring (trumpmon powerbit, +trump/monitor)
  • +tempname supported by: whisper, tt, +knock, +shout
  • Staff command +tokens/textfind does a fast raw text search (kludge around +tokens/allfind limits)

June 28th, 2010

  • +decksense and +trumpsense/public split out the notion of Trump sense from regular deck looks

June 26th, 2010

  • New Misc.TaskMail option for +config controls whether the Tasks system sends +mail to you
  • Support for the trumpmem-l powerbit

June 25th, 2010

  • org:org prereq
  • Ship ownership can be changed (still requires a @chown of the ship itself)

June 24th, 2010

  • +declare can now declare an unsealed queued message.

June 18th, 2010

  • unique powerbit for tokens

June 17th, 2010

  • +token/augment and the new augment powerbit
  • New powerbits expire and nocreate

June 14th, 2010

  • The new prereq queue:ID checks if someone has unsealed that queued message

May 28th, 2010

  • Writing a reply or note on a completed +task generates a warning (since such comments are highly unlikely to be noticed or read)

May 20th, 2010

  • Secret doors and +follow now work together

May 15th, 2010

  • GM command +signoff/noneed waives an auto-generated chargen background signoff
  • +signoff/check checks background-signoff status
  • +lores shows already-bought lores in green, and lores that you can't currently uy in red

May 13th, 2010

  • New quest flag public and +quest/take (allows taking of a public quest for which you pass the receive prereqs)

May 11th, 2010

  • The +setting is automatically displayed when you enter a room.

April 23rd, 2010

  • Added new +mail option notify, letting you notify arbitrary others when you receive +mail when offline

April 22nd, 2010

  • Added +prefs nag to auto-nag-on-connect

April 18th, 2010

  • +prefs/set now allows you to set multiple types at once
  • +prefs/copy allows you to copy another character's prefs

April 13th, 2010

  • Gift visibility is now cross-alt
  • Last-read is now tracked on gifts, and an edit note is highlighted if the gift has changed since you last read it
  • All use of +declare on gifts is now automatically +declare/offer; the latter is now just an alias
  • +declare now notes when a gift was last edited

April 10th, 2010

  • +mail commands such as +skim and +read can take complex mail ranges, in the form complex:string, where string can contain multiple criteria, joined by & and | (for "and" and "or"). For instance, "complex: author:Helix | author:Zakalwe & subject:Work ID" would find all messages sent by Helix or Zakalwe, where "Work ID" is in the subject.

April 7th, 2010

  • Compact form of +prefs info added to default +finger format

March 25th, 2010

  • +prefs system

March 24th, 2010

  • +token/boost and the boost-N powerbits

March 16th, 2010

  • When specifying a lore level to read via +lore, 'a' for all, a number range, and a list of numbers all work, letting you read multiple sections at once

March 15th, 2010

  • +where respects the _Public flag
  • Bboards now track read messages across all of your (RPG-registered) alts

March 13th, 2010

  • +date command shows IC time
  • Center-of-Pattern transfer can take you to certain places of power outside of Amber
  • +mail status report reports memory used by a mailbox, and colors players by time since login
  • +report idlers generates a resource consumption report on characters idle more than X days

March 11th, 2010

  • Inactive characters cannot be co-propcos

March 10th, 2010

  • Jobs system uses base 36 numbers going forward

March 9th, 2010

  • Quest authorization lists display dbrefs as colored names

February 23rd, 2010

  • +showto command shows a message locally to people who pass a prereq list
  • Jobs can now have subjects
  • +submit modified to require a subject
  • +tasks display modified to show subjects, as well as number of notes on the task
  • +task command works as documented (can use it to show just notes)
  • +task task-ID/0 will show a task without its comments
  • Added exploding bonus dice in prep for battle system; new powerbits explode-pool

February 22nd, 2010

  • A quest:N prereq has been added

February 19th, 2010

  • +want/here will show wants/wanted-by for your character, limited to people in their current location
  • +compare and +challenge rewritten (no change to functionality)

February 14th, 2010

  • +recycle here will mark a room with a new sequence ID (useful for plot rooms and other things re-used without being destroyed)

February 7th, 2010

  • +want/del can also take numbers (from +wants)

February 6th, 2010

  • Trump caller identification randomized, with support for new powerbits and gifts
  • Quest templates for gifts with the quest powerbit; +token/quest extended for this

February 5th, 2010

  • The Wanted system

February 2nd, 2010

  • Permission to read someone else's quest is now auth list based, and set with +quest/auth
  • +token/quest and quest-N powerbits for turning quests into tokens

February 1st, 2010

  • +declare can now be used to show quests and quest scenes

January 31st, 2010

  • +ed/inc command allows including the text of other things into the editor buffer
  • +flag/detach command allows removing tokens from the flagpole

January 29th, 2010

  • +powerbits/mine commands lists the powerbits on your gifts

January 28th, 2010

  • Support for 'M' (second-tier, mystical) lores

January 27th, 2010

  • A door, when +unlock'd, will automatically re-lock after the number of minutes specified by the RELOCK_TIME attribute on that door
  • +compare altered to support the gossip-bonus powerbit

January 16th, 2010

  • Players automatically have +build message privileges on the exits leading into and out of rooms that they own
  • The +link command automates the linking-in of rooms owned by different players

January 9th, 2010

  • The +seek set of commands are used to troll for random RP
  • Amnesiacs are tracked by central RPG data, rather than by a flag, and this is no longer noted by the look command

January 8th, 2010

  • A new packet flag, group, allows "single track" packets, collaboratively shared by a group
  • +staff now uses the output format from zzz (showing idle times), and provides instructions if no admins are available

January 6th, 2010

  • Quest system

January 1st, 2010

  • Prop charters are publicly displayed
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