What Was New In 2015

This page generally only reports the most notable changes. You’ll have to explore to find the additions to the world.

What’s Even Newer Than 2015

12/16/2015 v942
If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work. — William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

  • Happy Bawkmas!
  • Happy Skristmas!
  • Happy Thoomas!
  • Season's Beatings!

11/25/2015 v939
A woman drove me to drink... and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her. — W. C. Fields (1880–1946)

  • Nothing notable to report.

11/4/2015 v936
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. — Christopher Columbus (1451–1506)

  • This is exactly what they told me was new this time: “Trivial touchups”. I don’t know whether to believe them.

10/14/2015 v933
On Halloween, the parents send their kids out looking like me. — Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004)

  • I could tell you what’s new, but then I’d have to kill myself.

9/23/2015 v930
Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night. — Hal Borland (1900–1978)

  • No changes received this time.

9/2/2015 v927
A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once. — William Faulkner (1897–1962)

  • No changes worth mentioning were submitted for today’s update.

8/12/2015 v924
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy. — Bob Hope (1903–2003)

  • No changes were submitted for today’s update.

7/22/2015 v921
An unused life is an early death. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)

  • All changes this update are confidential.

7/1/2015 v918
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. — Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

  • No changes this update are public.

6/10/2015 v915
The more we exploit nature, the more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival. — Morris K. Udall (1922–1998)

  • Rare items in the mountains are twice as common! (But still crazy rare.)
  • More chests.
  • Noth Island is rainier.

5/20/2015 v912
Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement. — Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)

  • Certain very rare items from the mountains are now slightly less rare.

4/29/2015 v909
Every cradle asks us, “Whence?” and every coffin, “Whither?” The poor barbarian, weeping above his dead, can answer these questions as intelligently as the robed priest of the most authentic creed. — Robert Green Ingersoll (1833–1899)

  • Changes are occurring, albeit in a behind-the-scenes (dressing) room.

4/8/2015 v906
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. — Henri Matisse (1869–1954)

  • Untrainus has been significantly redone. Among the improvements:
    • Extensive untraining can no longer leave you “stranded” in an inappropriately high circle.
    • Untraining out of a subclass, back to a plain fighter (or mystic, or healer), should work better now.
    • It is now possible to untrain essentially all the way back to zero.
  • Shadowmutt took voice lessons. (Well, one lesson anyway...)
  • Assorted other smaller bugs fixed.

3/18/2015 v903
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. — Aeschylus (525BC–456BC)

  • Deadlocked GMs fail to override “content sequester”; no new gear/quests/areas/monsters/stuff this update.

2/25/2015 v900
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. — Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

  • New gear
  • New quests
  • New ways to look absolutely fabulous!

2/4/2015 v897
Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew. — Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918)

  • Good news: no news.

1/14/2015 v894
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. — Lewis Carroll (1832–15 Jan. 1989)

  • Good news: no news.

What Was New Last Year (2014)