Here are the updates we will be releasing in 4.2. This will also be available in the form of HELP SYSTEM UPDATES from within the game (and in the Reference section on this site).
NAME MATERIA MAGICA I-MOTION Server v4.2 Updates DESCRIPTION The following is a brief overview of some of the many changes and updates released with the 4.2 update to the I-MOTION game server, as well as links to message board discussion threads for additional comments and information. The full game system changelog, which presents a more complete (yet not exhaustive) list of 4.2 changes, is available at |Uhttp://www.materiamagica.com/towne/change/index.php|X * Housing: Added the 'build' command, which players may use to buy, construct, and renovate their own houses and clanhalls. Building Point vouchers are now available in Reward Unit shoppes. See HELP BUILDING for more information. Recall ribbons will now automatically set the recall point to your registered spouse(SCORE RELATIONSHIPS) and no longer require an email to Game Services. |Uhttp://www.materiamagica.com/towne/message/view_thread.php?board_id=7&msg_id=433401|X All players with home keys will be granted new ones that will work to unlock the homes. Currently container keys or other locked objects in the home will still require the old keys, so you will still have those available until such time as containers are updated to the new system. * Politics: Players can run for Mayor of Rune. Elections are held every real life month, and the Mayor can change elements of the town. See HELP ELECTION for more information. |Uhttp://www.materiamagica.com/towne/message/view_thread.php?board_id=9&msg_id=431888|X * Proving Grounds: Added 25 new items, 20 new NPCs, 3 new bosses and 4 new fire-themed levels (400 rooms) to the Proving Grounds. Keys have been added for the locked doors and trapdoors on each level, and additional trapdoors are now available between levels (previously there was one link between levels). The Proving Grounds code has also been almost completely rewritten to provide additional functionality and a better platform for future expansions and enhancements. Maleficarum Roots have been changed so they work much less frequently to move between levels. 'Shadow tunnel' scrolls and items have been developed to assist in passing up and down levels, but with the addition of additional links between levels in the Proving Grounds it should be easier to navigate between levels normally. 'Shadow tunnel' scrolls will work in the Tower of Riga as well. |Uhttp://www.materiamagica.com/towne/message/view_thread.php?board_id=9&msg_id=432300|X * Domain of Arbaces: The Domain has been given an additional entrance on the bottom floor of the Proving Grounds, to make it more difficult to camp the entrances with the intent of PKing players. As the Proving Grounds has had new levels added, the Domain has been moved to the bottom of the lowest level. * Rentable Inn rooms: Inns have been added to Templeton, Vospire, Vir and Maldra Keep - they provide recall locations for 24 Alyrian hours for a small sum of gold. See HELP INNS for more information. See |Uhttp://www.materiamagica.com/towne/message/view_thread.php?board_id=9&msg_id=432062|X * Communications: added the 'history' command, an in-game log of all public and private communications that is kept while you are connected. See HELP HISTORY for more information. Please note that if you log out and back in, the history will be erased. See |Uhttp://www.materiamagica.com/towne/message/view_thread.php?board_id=9&msg_id=432109|X * Spells: Added a new spell for archons and wizards, 'lava walk'. The 'blink' spell can once again transport players to ocean rooms. Added a new item-only spell, 'shadow tunnel'. See HELP LAVA WALK, HELP SHADOW TUNNEL for additional information. * Marks: Hydra's Den, Dungeon Odious and 'a demon composed of eyeballs' will grant the respective marks to everyone who was present, not just the killer. The Justice mark has been made easier, its reward item requirements have been lowered and another item has been added. * Novices: Removed the level restriction on Atrascus the King Crab. Added some new NPCs to Lasler. The shopkeepers in Unseelie and Seelie Castles will assist first classers back to the Physical Plane. * Quest items and Relics: The Book of Eight at Nezak has been buffed. Added Vandemaar's Orb to Lord Maldra for 4,000 quest points. Added a new quest item to Lady Templeton, 'an amulet of alignment enhancement'. Multiplying relics in the Strange Ruins now results in the new relics taking up an additional binding slot. Vandemaar's Forge forging time has been reduced by 30%. * Added archon point rewards to epic quests, Vextrinas, Mother Earth, Megalith Peulvan and some Queens of Shame. * Weapons: Added +5 torso-ar to several upper-echelon two-handed weapons. * PK: Reduced the death timer by 2 minutes. Decreased the Saint benefits by 1 minute. Added some run-based incentives for PK clans, on Megalith Peulvan, Old Federation hall, Justice mark. Added death insurance salesmen to Maldra's Keep and Lowangen. See HELP DEATH INSURANCE for more information. * Clans: Clans may now merge two clans into one, with all the best benefits of each original clan, and with a root incentive to boot! See |Uhttp://www.materiamagica.com/towne/message/view_thread.php?board_id=9&msg_id=432385|X * Survey: Fixed and added survey strings for blind and sighted players in Colyon Village, Palamire, Emperor's Crossroads, Human Outpost and Oil Derricks. * Collectibles: #0 collectibles have been renumbered to #30 for plates and #100 for stamps. Duplicate collectibles put into the same container will crush the previous entries rather than occupying two slots; existing duplicates will not be overridden. * Chat Rooms: The Chat Rooms have been enhanced so that you may now relay from multiple rooms at once, without ever entering the chat rooms. Created a dozen or so new chat rooms, including system-controlled rooms #sports and #politics. The syntax for CHAT RELAY and RELAY has changed. See HELP CHAT for more information. * Score additions: Fixed various display issues. Added a 'failed quest counter' to the quest counter. Alignment now indicates the direction that your alignment is trending. * Server/Code updates: Upgraded the server random number generator to be more efficient. Fixed some telnet connection issues. Implemented MSSP (Mud Server Status Protocol) and related plug-ins. Archon Talk and PK Talk are now displayed in the CHAT window for Portal and Moongate Client users. System stability related to some issues with affect lists have been fixed. * Significantly improved how dungeon creation (Proving Grounds, Tower of Riga, the Domain of Arbaces, the Curse of Xazra, the Void maze, PK Arenas, etc.) functions. * Total changelog count: |G450+ NPCs|X |G400+ objects|X |G1400+ rooms + 400 in PG|X |G2700+ scripts|X SEE ALSO version