This page generally only reports the most notable changes.
You’ll have to explore to find the additions to the world.
Latest What’s New
I know when you’ve been sleeping...
I know when you’re awake...
because I peek through your window at night!
— Santa Chicken (540– )
- Merry Bawkmas to all!
- Have you been naughty or nice?
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment
while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was
more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been
by any epaulet I could have worn.
— Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)
- Forgus has reduced the cost of armor repairs, just in time for Bawkmas. Order now!
Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified
by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice!
— Donatien Alphonse François (1740–1814)
- Metala has retired. Forgus has agreed to take over her work.
Any lessons with her are now considered valid by Forgus.
- Unfortunately, this opportunity has not been wasted by Forgus:
he now charges a minimum for repairs for associated
“smithing and disposal fees.”
Amusement to an observing mind is study.
— Benjamin Disraeli
- Rangers with multiple studies will now get credit whenever they get
the last hit on anything that they are currently studying. Using an
explicit /study to switch to a creature in order for hits to count is
no longer required.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been,
but what we yearn to be.
— José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955)
- Playgrounds now have 40% more play!
Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.
— Elbert Hubbard
Some people think only intellect counts:
knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage
and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love,
friendship, compassion and empathy. — Author Unknown
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
— George Will
When you’re multitasking, you get the appearance that you are working on several things at once, but if you stop and finish one thing, and then the other, you’ll get them done faster. —
- A rolling stone gathers no moss.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. —
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything.
14% of people know that. —
In the face of the void, and in the absence of the deducibility of space,
recourse to place becomes tempting indeed. —
Edward S. Casey
- One especially lowly and mousy gerbil got new running shoes.
To please universally was the object of his life; but to tax and to please,
no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. —
Edmund Burke (1729–97)
- Some gerbils were cured of astigmatism.
- Law enforcement is more flexible... in a manner of speaking.
- More options for fashion conscious dwarves.
- Lots of really obscure bugs were fixed.
You probably won’t even notice most of them.
But please do keep those /BUG reports coming!
- By popular demand, fighter sub-subclass testing has been extended.
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories:
those that don’t work, those that break down, and those that get lost. —
Russell Baker (1925–)
Ditto for gerbils. — Clan Lord Maintainers (2009)
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. — Paul Valéry (1871-1945)
- There was a terrible rock slide South of town, which resulted in a great deal of destruction. Oh, the humanity...
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. — David Carradine
- You’ll have to explore to discover the rest of this Chaos Storm’s changes. Enjoy!
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
- Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)
- Clan Lord is now free to play for anyone with an account, even an expired one!
Starting now, monthly fees are optional, and expired accounts have been reinstated.
See the Free Play FAQ for info,
or just log on and play.
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