Automated Multiplayer Updates/2020 May

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eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Little bug in Oviposition fixed."

Just a Tinkering Critter squees, "The Spellbreaker has undergone two changes, its passive Mental Warding has suffered a nerf to put it better in-line with other tank passives. It has lost a point of Tactician in favor of Regenerating in order to make it more versatile and prevent it from being exploitable for ST DoT Damage cookie cutter builds (As I feel it has been somewhat overtuned when paired with the Conc 2 it gets baseline)."

Just a Tinkering Critter squees, "Quadrupedal Stance now grants Charge, upgrading it from being essentially RP fodder! Huzzah!"

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Quirks page created on the web. Appearance may change over time, but it should be functional and able to be used."

Fun Police X-ray beep boops, "New Edge stretch goal changed to New Merit. This means that when we reach that goal, staff can add not only edges, but new perks, quirks and flaws as well."

Reaper of Code Inutt says, "+xp command default formatting changed to the 'new' style that's been available for some time. If you prefer the old version, +xp #toggleformatting remains available. Existing preferences should have been preserved."

Avatar says, "Poll 'Remove wi #detail' has ended."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Incidentally, updated Cyber Serpent to have Kemonomimi support."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Passive modifiers and powers are undergoing an increase in status duration due to the buff clear at the start of a search sometimes ripping passive statuses off that have a duration shorter than 8-10 rounds. Due to the inconsistency with status durations for items (some have a duration of 5, others have a duration of 15 for example). If you have experienced this, give me a boop. I am slowly combing through all the powers, modifiers and items to relieve this. This will have no influence on the utility or potency of the modified items or powers, it will merely ensure that their passive statuses aren't ripped clean off for no discernible reason."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Invisible and Untrackable modifiers have had their Stealth augmentations nerfed severely. I was actually thinking of removing them entirely, but I feel like it's too late for that. In their pre-nerf state it was easily doable to attain over 20 increased stealth at the expense of 2 slots on a passive item with no cost to loadout or upkeep, and that is just RP cheats I have been meaning to dunk on for a while now."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Rubbery Modifier has been hit with the nerf bat, because for a modifier with no loadout and upkeep cost, this thing was applying ridiculously large DamageReflect both passively and actively. The Active statuses lasted only 1 round on active application however, as a small compromise for the severe drop in magnitude, this has been made into 3 rounds."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Nanomagic leech will now ignore powers you already possess correctly when offering you choices to learn from another player."

Reaper of Code Inutt says, "In deference to the needs of visually impaired agents using screenreaders, the comm system has been updated with a #links option to control whether things that look like URLs are displayed as-is, or are replaced with a placeholder. ncomm #links <show|hide> controls the setting globally, and it can be overridden on a per-channel basis with <channel name> #links <show|hide|default>. As a reminder, links generally belong in the links channel unless they are directly relevant to the conversation taking place in another channel."

Avatar says, "Item (1590455144) placed onto the poll board by X-ray, called 'Remove wi #detail. +poll/view Remove wi #detail to look at and vote in this poll."

Trust me, I'm a Fauna wantonly purrs, "*please do be mindful of our friends with screenreaders. Links is still the preferred channel, especially for long links."

Trust me, I'm a Fauna wantonly purrs, "You can put links in non-links channels again."

Nuku drawls, "Hino says: I'll be updating servers and equipment today, expect some minor outages over the next few hours."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Crash and Burn has regained its Magnitude 1 Repeat Attack, up from the 0.5 it had post-nerf."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The description of the Sucking modifier has been updated, as it no longer wears out the way it used to, it now reflects this and is no longer misleading."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Tactician rpinfo updated to reflect the change."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "After due consideration, due to recent increases in the prevalence of DOT builds as well as statistical analysis, DOTs have been given a boop downwards. Tactician now increases dot magnitudes by 5% instead of 10% (which was a buff done way back when for reasons unknown as DOTs were operating just fine even then). Testing is required, ofcourse."

Fun Police X-ray synths, "At the same time, and with Inutt's great help, the upgrade display has been significantly improved for Pueblo users."

Fun Police X-ray synths, "Removed the upgrade #transfer function. It was bugged, hard to use and redundant, since nowadays it's possible to simply pry upgrades to put them into inventory."

Fun Police X-ray synths, "New farverb added. You can now farbully people - in a friendly manner, of course!"

Fun Police X-ray synths, "It's now possible to use pdaily at New Dawn: Taskmaster Quarters."

Fun Police X-ray synths, "Bugfix. anisd/extract will no longer waste your boss vials if you try to extract more than 100 at a time."

Fun Police X-ray synths, "Fixed a bug. The Licker will no longer crash if you lick wings."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Whirling modifier now no longer boosts your defense as an active buff, because let's be serious here... how the heck does spinning around make you harder to hit? It DOES however now increase your damagereflect much better! Additionally, Whirling now has a small increase to status chance."

Fun Police X-ray synths, "X-Ray Specs item has been upgraded due to the mpool being fully funded. Everyone who owns the item can use +groin (or any of its aliases) to see the private parts and their sizes, even if they are concealed."

Fun Police X-ray synths, "Fixed a bug in real estate code. +re #give is now working as it should."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Cerberus Herm has been updated with Color Chooser support and also, with a Color Chooser and a custom second color, brindle-coating!"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "After due consideration, the Arcane Horror has seen a few necessary changes. Starting with the most significant: Fathomless Depths now applies two Wounds much like any other Self-Rez in the game. Manic was removed from it, replaced instead with a severe burst to Regen. This was done to prevent cooldown reduction exploitation, as the ability is already one of the fastest recharging self-resurrections in the game. Defiled Blood was deemed too powerful due to its past granting elemental DI. The class is inteded to be a debuffer first and a tank second, thereby the passive was stripped of E.Di and granted Regen and Debuffresist in their place. Degeneration used to have a DOT element, however once again, the class is intended to be a Debuffer first, not a DOT Damager. The DOT element was replaced with MaxHPDebuff. Dreadnaut was deemed two sharp of a two-sided blade with the Sick binary it used to justify its statuses. The statuses it provides were nerfed, Sick was removed and replaced with Exposed, and a self-betraying HealGainDebuff took Sick's place to further keep the power from being too good. That's about it for now!"

Fun Police X-ray synths, "Pet summoning classes should no longer appear as Boss Bounties."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Added in #unmastered into formlist command. Works primarily when viewing another player, otherwise wouldn't really show anything."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Whoops, updated the wrong chest when mirroring the scene capabilities for the Corn Maze chest. NOW the Sunken Treasure is able to run the Trapped Booty scene if both missions have been copm,pleted."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "The +nisd #search here has been upgraded to display the infections of monsters whose names don't match their infections."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Terminal helpfile updated."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Terminal has been edited to have just a hint more clarity, including a key at the end that tells you the meaning of entries."

Fun Police X-ray says, "Added a new alias - it is now possible to simply type anisd instead of +anisd."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Addressing the recent AI issues regarding the updated pets, they are being looked into. Turns out reworking them from the ground up has pulled a few wires. Who'd have thought, huh?"

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Added an lstat to Female Lamia to remove its hood. lstats female lamia to see documentation."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "In-game Monster Maker's previews for Defeat/Victories should correctly show pronouns and such, now."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Oh god... what have we done? The Arcane Horror emerges from the depths of the ocean, only those who have attuned to the ways of the Eldritch Spawn can obtain this... terrible means of getting things done. Those already owning the dedication will obtain the class on next RP tick."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Over the The Zoo -Outback, a new infection has been sighted! The Awesome Opossum appears to be skulking about and feigning death here and there."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Due to popular demand, the Commando has become more focused (+1 Concentrated), as well as gotten faster (+1 Speed) at the expends of a point of Enduring Malice and a point of Warded."

eWrecked Glitch churrs adorably, "Ran a script. All forms should have a sex-related tag, now."

Doctorrent Glitch churrs adorably, "The mimic chest scenario is now miurrored on the sunken treasure chest so it can be triggered from either location so long as both chest pre-requisites have been completed. You can also reset the scene for another go at it."

Reaper of Code Inutt says, "Minor change to @mentions in both comm channels and ooc to improve performance and code maintainability. There should be no other noticeable change."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Mutant Companion has gotten gud and been given a thorough scrubbing, simplifying its function and rebalanced with pet-specific abilities, namely Frenzied Swing, Frenzied Mend and Frenzied Release. Strike has been removed from it since pets seem to love spamming that despite what you set their AI to do. Its combat skills were also rejiggered a bit, such that it makes a viable tanking pet as well given the correct mods. Enjoy!"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Slasher Drone has been given a thorough cleaning up, a lot of its old props were axed and its function was significantly simplified. Strike was removed from it in favor of Auto Slash, Auto Cleave was given to it as its secondary and bigger brother. Its combat skills were rejiggered somewhat to better reflect its purpose. Feedback on its performance appreciated."

Just a Tinkering Critter pulls out a sharpie and scribbles out "Frenzied Lunge" and replaces it with "Frenzied Tackle". "Woops!"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Den Keeper's Personal Minion has been updated. Its abilities were stripped and replaced with three different ones to simplify its purpose. It is now a Concentrated Damage Dealing Beastie (Fitting given its past abilities were primarily single target anyway). It was given Frenzied Flurry, a concentrated repeat attack on a low cooldown. Frenzied Renewal, a concentrated repeating heal on a long cooldown. And Frenzied Lunge, a concentrated big hit whammy that also provides the pet with its own InstantCooldown, Recharge and Attack Status buff. In theory, the pet should handle better, provide a juicy backline whammy, and be able to set to help with healing (as was the original intent). Initial testing looks promising, however detailed feedback is appreciated."

Doctorrent Glitch churrs adorably, "The same @<playername> referencing that exists on Channels now also exists in OOC messages."

Nuku drawls, "Debug required, DoT's buff to vampiric should be lessened."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Mechanical Drone has been given a performance tweak. Feedback appreciated."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Mechanical Drone has been updated to reflect the current state of the game. Roll With It removed, replaced with Fast Loading. The process of disconnecting the minions from the player-used pool of mutant powers for ease of balancing has started, Homing Missiles was replaced (on the Mechanical Drone) by Auto Missiles. Bullet Spray has been replaced with Auto Cannon, and Electric Surge has been replaced with Auto Blaster. Testing requested, the Mechanical Drone should technically be doing a bit more damage now. Feedback appreciated."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Due to popular demand (and people justifiably being upset by the notion of a power that craps all over the team buffer's efforts) Purge has been... purged! The Spellbreaker has instead refocused their zealous distaste for debuffs on themselves instead of their party with the new Searing Erasure 45 ability. This one is still rather painful, but has a 100% chance of not killing you in some cases. It is a give and take power with an extremely low charge and high cooldown intended to be used in situations where you're looking to clean your damn self up from debuffs, or make the enemy team regret punching you. Let's see how well this one catches on!"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "After due consideration, Purge snipped. New ability being worked on."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Temporal Modifier was increasing Haste and Hastedebuff Magnitudes... Haste is no longer a thing, so... fixed that. Also gave it an equilibrium to Recharge Mag and Debuff increases with its Charge counterparts."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Shield recipe was stripped of the Evasive binary and given a small amount of resistance increases in its place. Giving passive binaries to items is... well, a dangerous precedent as binary statuses do not care about status magnitude, which encourages the use of ultra-slimmed binary mooks, so to speak."

Just a Tinkering Critter holds up a big neon sign that reads "The gang's all here! The 10/40 club is now complete ladies and gentlemen, all 65 (not counting classless and useless) classes have been updated with level 10 and level 40 abilities! I will be keeping an eye on the state of balance and tweaking things as trends emerge. For now, we should be golden. The Cihuacoatl Warrior has finally joined in, now bringing with them the Might of the Ancestors, wearing their traditional War Paint as they go. With them, the Master Insurgent have adopted Mind over Mayhem to destabilize the opposition, an have a hidden Sleeve Ace so don't poke them too much. Lastly, the Master Insurgent has been stripped of one point of Tactician in favor of Scavenger, because Tactician 4 (With the appropriate role) on a pet class is Armagheddon waiting to happen.

Doctorrent Glitch churrs adorably, "There's a new subquest of sorts attached to a couple existing quests. If you find the two treasure chests and open the land-locked one after completing both, you'll be treated to a new scene and earn the Trapped Booty template!"

Doctorrent Glitch churrs adorably, "'pastel' no longer required in the Fairy's color chooser portion. You can now add it manually if you wish for it."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Elemental Warding given a small nerf. It is now a toggle that tugs on 5 energy to upkeep."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Heroic Outlaw is Here to Help! They've joined the 10/40 club and primed their Sneaky Sidearm in case things go down south. The class has also been blessed by the holy hand of buffing, and given +1 Bleeding and +1 Vibrant Strikes at the expense of a point of Tactician and Scavenger. Hopefully this makes them a more viable Concentrated DPS or Hybrid Healer/Concentrated Damage candidate!"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Huntress has joined the 10/40 club. These valiant markswomen have brought their bounty and learned a few tricks along the way! Their Viper Sting will leave the opposition reeling while their Perfect Shot will put just about anything down! Three left!"

Reaper of Code Inutt says, "Jaguar fans and those who just love having expertise in weaponry rejoice, for Diya the Weapon Master has become a little more organised and should now hopefully train prospective students in a less confusing way. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, it's actually possible to complete his quest again."

Doctorrent Glitch churrs adorably, "The Elite RPinfo mako pool's results have been implemented, including an Informative badge awarded to donators of 25+ mako."

Reaper of Code Inutt says, "A very minor adjustment has been made to the code that handles what happens when an NPC is defeated in combat. This should fix problems with them not dropping schematics, progressing quests, etc, but since I have no idea what the bugged section of code was supposed to be doing in the first place, it may also have unintended consequences. Just a heads-up."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "It's getting crowded in here. The only members not attending are the Huntress, Master Insurgent, Cihuacoatl Warrior and Heroic Outlaw. I'll nip those in here in the following week."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Wind Blade has swooshed into the 10/40 club! They've mastered the Multi-Nock technique, and have a new dual-faceted Starfall up their sleeve! Look at em' go!"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Mobster has used their Nefarious Schemes to trick their way into the 10/40 club. They've also donned a Kevlar Vest, because crime is a dirty, dangerous business to be involved in. Is it just me or is the room getting a little crowded?"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Lockpick Kit has arrived at the Scraps and Ends in the Mall. Perfect for your budding cat thief or common burglar and aspiring dungeon crawler alike!"

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Shine a light on your adventures! The Flashlight Precious item is now in the Mall's Scraps and Ends! Batteries not included."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "Raaa! The Berserker has had enough, and busted into the 10/40 club! They have taken a few notes from the recently upgraded Monstrosity and given into sheer Brutality. Additionally, these single-minded war machines are now able to fly into a devastating Bloodfury, turning anything subject to their cleaving strikes into a pulpy, crimson paste."

Just a Tinkering Critter says, "The Statuesque has... come to life in the 10/40 club. Wait, were they always in here, just standing very still all this time? Damn... well, they're now officially admitted into the club, their Stoneskin yielding increased defenses, and their peculiar Petrification giving these slow-moving heavy slammers what they need to hardwind those long-charge nukes."

Always Opens Her Gates Wide Miorna moofs, "After much trial and tribulation, very picky children and children-like NPCs will now accept being forced to drink down not only the milk of their summoner, but also the milk of anyone the summoner has given the ultimate trust levels to."