What Was New In 2012

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

12/19/2012 v786
A sad tale’s best for winter. I have one of sprites and goblins. — William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

  • Season’s Beatings!

11/28/2012 v783
Friendship is a creature formed for a companionship not for a herd. — Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

  • No notable world changes this version.

11/7/2012 v780
When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • No notable world changes this version.

10/17/2012 v777
People die of fright and live of confidence. — Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

  • Boo!

9/26/2012 v774
How well I know what I mean to do
When the long, dark autumn-evenings come. — Robert Browning (1812–1889)

  • No notable world changes to report.
  • Fixed a minor window-placement issue with the Mac client.

9/5/2012 v771
Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them. — Voltaire (1694–1778)

  • No notable changes to report.

8/15/2012 v768
If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out. — Louis Armstrong (1901–1971)

  • Some new areas, a new monster, a new quest and a lot of silliness.

7/25/2012 v765
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. — Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

  • Nothing visibly new this time.

7/4/2012 v762
He who knows best knows how little he knows. — Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

  • Nothing new this time.

6/13/2012 v759
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same. — Chinese Proverb

  • No notable changes to report.

5/23/2012 v756
I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I’m in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times. — Will Rogers (1879–1935)

  • Books now read a little easier.
  • Happy 10th Anniversary to ThoomCare!

5/1/2012 v753
I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go — The Beatles

  • Rain and snow should no longer leak into interior locations. Please /BUG any noticeable problems with the repairs.
  • New fashionable ways to stay warm and dry.
  • I know; promises, promises... But we’re told that “It should now be easier to access certain easy paths.” Please /BUG any difficulties.
  • For reasons of hygiene, our hosting provider needed to move all the gerbils into nice new clean cages — not just ours. Some of the less-well-behaved gerbils (again, not ours) found the dislocation upsetting, and made their displeasure known, as gerbils will.
    Our gerbils, politely covering their ears and noses, were thereby prevented from pedalling as vigorously as they normally do, which is why there’s been unusually bad lag for the past couple of weeks.
    On April 21st, conditions got so dire in one particular rack of cages that all its occupants, guilty and innocent alike, had urgently to be hosed off and (re-) rehoused afresh. To the hapless victims (like us) this had the appearance of a crash, even though it wasn’t one really.
    Fortunately that marked the episode’s nadir; we were back online within minutes after the last gerbil finished towelling off. And since then, the rabble-rousers seem to be growing accustomed to their new burrows, so harmony is gradually returning to the power plant.
  • During these excitements, we happened to notice, quite incidentally, that a few of our gerbils had become slightly too fat and complacent in their comfortable previous housing. So we’ve put them onto a healthful slimming diet.

4/11/2012 v750
If you’re going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it. — Leo Rosten (1908–1997)

  • Informed sources tell us that development and testing continue on new projects.
  • There was a planned shutdown for maintenance very early on Monday 9 April which closed the game for about an hour.

3/21/2012 v747
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • Development and testing continues on new projects.

2/29/2012 v744
It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain (1835–1910)

  • Work reportedly continues on a new project.

2/8/2012 v741
The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. — Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

  • Work continues on a new project.

1/18/2012 v738
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968)

  • Work continues on new projects.

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