Blood of Dragons

The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' MUSH

Announcements

Changes

Theme Helpfiles

The Religion and Technology sections of the Theme Helpfiles have now been fleshed out. If there are any questions or comments about this material, let us know.

Bug Fixes

A bug was discovered in the process of setting alt information on players following the creation of a third character. After scratching my head over it for much more time than I care to admit, I realized it was because I forgot to put an extra comma in the setunion function. :P This should now be corrected. Players who had their alt information messed up due to this problem should now have them all corrected as well.

House Santagar

The family tree for House Santagar has been organized and expanded, increasing the CDB by about 14 characters. If you’re interested in helping us out with proofing, please feel free to examine CDB records starting with 2201 and see if you spot any oddities such as strange birth or death dates, birth dates that are impossible in relation to other births or deaths, typos, etc.

This should be the last of the significant expansions of Dornish houses at this time, although we may add in a few people here and there in the near future. But we’re presently satisfied, so “expanding Dornish houses” is now checkmarked off the to-do list for opening Dorne, meaning we’re one step closer.

House Blackmont

The family tree for House Blackmont has been organized and expanded, increasing the CDB by about 18 characters (including additional characters in House Jordayne). If you’re interested in helping us out with proofing, please feel free to examine CDB records starting with Perros Blackmont and see if you spot any oddities such as strange birth or death dates, birth dates that are impossible in relation to other births or deaths, typos, etc.

More Cameos to CG

As part of our preparations to open Dorne, we have added 10 Cameos based in Dorne to the CDB. With all the other things that need to be worked on to get Dorne ready, we could really use some help getting these Cameos CGed. They have been added to +Jobs, and can be seen by players by typing +jobs. There are also a few other player-level jobs on there already, including some more Cameos for King’s Landing and a few court officials. If anyone wants to work on any of these jobs, let us know and you will be assigned to the job in question. CGing a character fully is worth 3 XP, and partial setups are worth 1 XP.

+CDB Updates

A few CDB characters have had their betrothals moved into marriages:

Ser Bradwyn Hunter and Mysanna Egen wed on 12-2-159, and had a daughter, Bronwyn, born to them at the start of 160.

Ser Morland Celtigar and Syrella Darry married on 24-2-160.

Ser Bryce Caron and Sherion Darklyn married 22-5-159.

+CDB Changes

Two changes have been put in place to try and make the CDB easier to use.

First, following a suggestion from a guest, a +CDB/CAMEOS command has been created as a shortcut to +CDB/SEARCH TYPE/CAMEO|CG/YES|STATE/NPC.

Second, code has been tweaked so that one can now use the full name of a character to view their entries; before now, it would not be able to find them. So, for example, +CDB Jarwen Hollard will now show the appropriate page. As an added bonus, partial full names can be used, so +CDB Jonn L will turn up Jonn Lannister’s information, where previously +CDB Jonn (and similar other searches) would point out all possible candidates who most closely fit that name.

House Dayne

The family tree for House Dayne has been expanded, increasing the CDB by about 34 characters (including additional characters in House Blackmont and House Santagar). If you’re interested in helping us out with proofing, please feel free to examine CDB records starting with Gerold Dayne and see if you spot any oddities such as strange birth or death dates, birth dates that are impossible in relation to other births or deaths, typos, etc.

House Dalt

The family tree for House Dalt has been expanded, increasing the CDB by about 35 characters. If you’re interested in helping us out with proofing, please feel free to examine CDB records starting with Digory Dalt and see if you spot any oddities such as strange birth or death dates, birth dates that are impossible in relation to other births or deaths, typos, etc.

House Gargalen

The family tree for House Gargalen has been greatly expanded, increasing the CDB by over 60 characters characters. If you’re interested in helping us out with proofing, please feel free to examine CDB records starting with Lady Lilianne Gargalen and see if you spot any oddities such as strange birth or death dates, birth dates that are impossible in relation to other births or deaths, typos, etc.

Search Update

Thanks to Talvo (of talvo.com, and the creator behind our mail & board system and various other useful little systems), the CDB search has been greatly improved and searching an age range (or rather, a range of birth years) now works once more.

Location Attribute Added

In order to deal with some of the code changes when we open Dorne, and to make it plain which area a character is currently in, we have added a Location attribute. We will add this ourselves to all CGed characters, but we will need players to chime in with Location for any non-CGed characters that have been established as being in a particular Region. We are hoping this will make it a little easier for prospective players to avoid characters that have been established as being somewhere other than in one of the open areas.

Consent & +Prefs

The consent helpfile has been significantly reworked, partially as a result of our decision to remove the Consent, Death, Mature and Plot options from +Prefs. Consent between players is now always more or less full consent, whereas consent between staff and players is more limited. Updated +helpfiles for +prefs will be installed shortly, and the new consent helpfile can be found here.

Make sure to read through and please let us know if there are any questions.

Idle Timeout

The Idle Timeout has been removed. This means that you can now stay connected for as long as you want.We are experimenting with this to see if players will find this useful or whether it may have a negative effect to have a lot of idle players on.

For those of you who have routers who disconnect you after a short time of inactivity, see HELP IDLE and HELP KEEPALIVE. Do not use a timer to send anything else but IDLE to the game, as that would make you appear active when in fact you are not.

Experience Points

Experience points (XP) have now been retroactively awarded to all current players at a rate of 2 XP per month that their oldest player object has existed. These XP belong to the player pool. This means that once the tools have been coded, players will be able to transfer these between alts. Additional XP for OOCly helping out on the game have not yet been awarded, but we hope to get to that soon.

Furthermore, the cron job has been started that will award the weekly allotment of XP for the character pool. This allotment will happen each Sunday and will only be awarded to those who have connected within the last 7 days counting from the time that the cron runs on Sunday. This allotment will be 1 XP per week except for every 4th week when it will be 2 XP.

Your current XP totals can be seen on your sheet (+cdb/view me/sheet). The first number represents the total current XP and the numbers in the parenthesis represent the character pool and the player pool.