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What Was New in 2007

This page generally only reports changes to the client, and not additions to the world. You’ll have to explore to find the additions to the world.

Latest What’s New

12/5/2007 v523
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail. — Woodrow T. Wilson

  • Nate Autical has finished his research.
  • What’s next, the Harbinger of Festivity? Oops, I probably wasn’t supposed to mention that.
  • Happy Skristmas!
  • Happy Thoomas!
  • Happy Bawkmas!

11/17/2007 v520
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. — attributed to Benjamin Franklin

  • Welcome to our 520th update, which, depending on how you count, could be considered the 10-year marker for Clan Lord. Expect celebrations.
  • Joe has activated all the expired accounts for a week so everyone can participate in the festivities. Tell your friends!

10/24/2007 v517
Ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night...
— Traditional (Scottish)

  • What’s that lurking on the horizon?

10/3/2007 v514
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. — Oscar Wilde

  • Shieldstones have settled into their final form, unless they haven’t. Please /bug any issues.

9/12/2007 v511
The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men. — Henry David Thoreau

  • No crashes in 526 days and counting.
  • We apologize for the series of errors that led to some people receiving double experience compensation in recent updates, some one dose, and many none at all. We have fixed the problem and done our best to even out the bonus experience, bringing everyone up to the "double dose" level. Thanks for your understanding.
  • You’ll have to explore to discover the rest of this Chaos Storm’s changes. Enjoy!

8/22/2007 v508
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. — Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian author, b. 1911)

  • You’ll have to explore to discover this Chaos Storm’s changes. Enjoy!

8/1/2007 v505
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. — Thomas Jefferson

  • Part of the world might have branched out just a little.
  • You never know what you might find if you keep your eyes open.

7/11/2007 v502
...He that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. — Akhenaton (Egyptian King, 14th c. BC)

  • You’ll have to explore to discover this Chaos Storm’s changes. Enjoy!

6/20/2007 v499
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. — Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564)

  • Shiny Daggers should break less now. Please /bug any issues.
  • The South Tower horn has been cleaned and should now blow loud enough to reach town center.
  • Seta scales look less spiky.

5/30/2007 v496
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. — Sydney J. Harris

  • Champion qualifications are now verified.

5/12/2007 v493
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. — Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

  • You’ll have to explore to discover this Chaos Storm’s changes. Enjoy!

4/18/2007 v490
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. — Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007)

  • Awaria has been made significantly more effective, both for people who have already trained with her and for new training. We’re keeping an eye on it, and more changes may follow.

3/28/2007 v487
La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever. [Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.] — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Significant changes to the weapon system are in progress, to fix a longstanding bug. A test weapon should be available within the next week. Watch for announcements on the Sentinel and send feedback with /bug or by email to Ann or Slaribartfast GM.
  • (April Fool!)

3/7/2007 v484
There’s nothing more humbling than seeing your best quotes in a list, and thinking they could have been written by a coma patient with a keyboard and spasms. - Scott Adams

  • Several GMs have been sick, delaying a few things. Get well soon!

2/14/2007 v481
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde

  • Mystery, magic, and grand adventure!

1/24/2007 v478
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. - David Starr Jordan

  • Armor and certain weapons now unequip themselves at the last wear level.
  • If you persist in wearing badly damaged armor, it might break down into only a few pieces of iron. So don’t do that.
  • Shiny Daggers are now even shinier.
  • Champion Earth Minerals have been improved. Ask around.
  • Ranger spirit drain against studied monsters now varies based on the strength of the blow.
  • Work on Bloodmages is progressing.
  • Our crack team is making tremendous progress on a top-secret project. You’re going to love it.
  • Eldon’s started a new project. Fear him...sometime next year.
  • Chum is still working on the same old project. Nothing to see here, move along... ;)

1/3/2007 v475
What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive — for that is common — but being missed when you leave. - Baltasar Gracian

  • Happy New Year!
  • The v475 update is today instead of yesterday because Ann forgot which day it was supposed to be. Bad Ann.

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