17 Feb 2017 9:10 PM EST —
The “nothing counts” interregnum is over; we’re back to normal operations.
As partial compensation for Wednesday’s screw-up, we've handed out some ranks to everyone.
More will follow later — although for arcane technical reasons the bulk of them
will have to wait until v1006.
If you had added, created, changed, or deleted any characters or accounts
— whether via the Account Portal, the client’s Character Manager, or by corresponding
directly with a GM — at any time between 25 January and 18 February
(i.e. from the start of v1000 until the end of the Wild Time),
there’s a very good chance that your changes were also lost to the v1K bug.
If this has happened to you, please get in touch with us
so that we can set things straight.
The v1006 update is scheduled for Wednesday 8 March 2017.
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love.
His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows,
the water passed through his shoes, — and the stars through his soul.
— Victor Hugo (1802–1885)
Housing mannequins now correctly display shifting tie-dyed cloaks and shirts.
We had some reports of “choppy” sound playback in the v1000 Mac client.
With any luck, v1003 fixes that.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years,
how man would marvel and stare.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
Humble and heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful players who have kept this game
alive through the past 19 years! 💝
Not totally new, but this seems as good an occasion as any to advertise it:
check out our historical splash-screen gallery!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do
than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— Mark Twain (1835–1910)
Happy New Year!
Some Mac client issues with text styles, “Record Movie”, and “Select All”
are now resolved. We hope.
A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
— John Boynton Priestley (1894–1984)
It’s a little early, but we won’t get another chance, so...
More (minor) modernizations to the Mac client. Once again we hope that
the number of improvements exceeds the number of new bugs.
That client now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
— Mark Twain (1835–1910)
We hope that the Mac client’s erstwhile difficulty with text styles
has been solved.
Likewise, its main Preferences dialog should now actually, uh,
modify your preferences. Whoops.
As we warned you three years ago (!),
v990 will be the last version of the client to support Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger”.
If this affects you, please consider upgrading to a version of the OS
that’s less than 10 years old.
(We’re rather fond of 10.6 “Snow Leopard” ourselves...)
Conversely, if you’re using OS 10.12 “Sierra” and have been experiencing
weird permission or quarantine errors — for example if you get an error
such as “Unable to open preferences file. (Is your disk locked?)” —
then please try replacing your current client application with the one found
this disk image. Also please let us know whether that does (or doesn’t!) solve
the problem, as we have not yet fully fathomed its root cause.