What Was New In 2011

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

12/26/2011 v735
A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. — Anonymous

  • crickets...

12/7/2011 v732
I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up — they have no holidays. — Henny Youngman (1906–1998)

  • You better watch out!
  • You better not cry!
  • The operator of Bawkmas gifts assumes sole responsibility and liability for all deaths, injuries and/or damages to body and property directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from usage of Bawkmas gifts. No warranty is expressed or implied. Individual results may vary. Void where taxed or prohibited. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

11/16/2011 v729
A horse may be coaxed to drink, but a pencil must be lead. — Stan Laurel (1890–1965)

  • Tempests washed up driftwood, shells, and wave-worn baubles.

10/25/2011 v726
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. — André Gide (1869–1951)

  • Development continues on two, maybe three new projects.

10/5/2011 v723
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. — Chuang Tzu (389–286 BC)

  • Development continues on a new project.

9/14/2011 v720
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness. — Elbert Hubbard (1856–1915)

  • A navigation problem with the flying island has been repaired: certain valid destinations that had inadvertently become unreachable (notably over the South Forest mirror) should now be accessible again. Happy Landings!

8/24/2011 v717
95% of this game is half mental. — Yogi Berra (b. 1925)

  • Text log files created by the v717 Mac client now once again have the 'TEXT' file-type attribute, for compatibility with older log-processing utilities.
  • Minor world corrections; nothing earthshaking. (Art fails to imitate life.)

8/3/2011 v714
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. — Benjamin Franklin (1706–1794)

  • No news is good news, no?

7/13/2011 v711
The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience to elegance, and from elegance to nicety. — Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

  • Some sticky links got the grease.
  • Wear waterproof boots.

6/22/2011 v708
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • Huan Husbard and his colleagues, who had had a totally fantastical and fictive grasp of their respective inventories, have been brought back to reality... insofar as that’s even possible.

6/1/2011 v705
How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon? — Dr. Seuss (1904–1991)

  • Mostly just internal enhancements this time. (Again).

5/11/2011 v702
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • Mostly just internal enhancements this time.

4/20/2011 v699
The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travelers pay the expense of it. — Josh Billings (1818–1885)

  • The Bloodpool’s cravings have been somewhat... adjusted.
  • The Belt of the Wild should no longer track monsters into the wild gray yonder.
  • Homes containing absurdly excessive amounts of furniture should no longer crash or lock up the client.

3/30/2011 v696
There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man. — Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC)

  • Reason-messages are once again allowed with anonymous good karma; the v687 restriction, disallowing such messages with anonymous bad karma, remains in effect. (Our bad, so to speak.)
  • Wisewood wands are slightly, um, wiser.

3/9/2011 v693
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. — August Hare (1792–1834)

  • Minor acoustic retouchings in the Bard Hall.

2/16/2011 v690
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. — Lewis Carroll (1832–1898)

  • Certain magic potions have been fitted with magic corks.

1/26/2011 v687
Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. — Robert Collier (1885–1950)

  • Amazing breakthrough: dry rot conquered! Wood should now be more robust.
  • Messages are no longer allowed to accompany anonymous karma bequests. That is, /THANKs and /CURSEs may be either signed or anonymous, and they may or may not include a reason message. But you may no longer send karma anonymously if there’s a reason attached.

1/5/2011 v684
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. — Bill Vaughn

  • Happy New Year!
  • No crashes in 31 days and counting.
  • No noteworthy changes this Chaos Storm. (We remembered to eat and sleep instead.)

What Was New Last Year (2010)