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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An update? In my blog?!

This is preposterous!

Anyways, this is your Captain addressing to our beloved users for the first time. For those who don't know what am I talking about I'm Captain_Julian, better known as Fimbulwinter, your adorable dictator.
But this isn't an introductory post; I'm here to notify you of all the new commands that we've implemented and that some of you have already been using, so prepare for a really long post:

+who: Takes no parameters, and shows you all the non-dark connected players in the world, as well as some information about them.

+whois: It takes no parameters, and it shows you some info about the players in the same room as you; it works as a local +who.

+beep: You can send sound alarms to other players to get their attention, if they  are set up to receive them. You can also receive alarms if your client is sound-enabled. You can use +beep/help to learn how to set up and use this command

+hoof/+info: These are two names for the same command, which many of you may already know as "+finger", and it's purpose is to show some information about a player. If you use it without parameters or you use it on yourself (+hoof me) it will show your info just as others will see it. If you use it on other player (+hoof <player>) it will show you their info, simple as that. You must input the name of the player (no dbref and without prepending '*'), or an alias. I'll explain the attributes you must set in a while.

+laston: You must pass a player name as a parameter, and it shows you the last time that player logged in and if it's still connected. If the player isn't connected, it shows for how long they were last time. There's currently an issue about not showing the information correctly when using it on a player that has logged in for the first time.

+watchfor/+wf: This command lets you keep a list of friends and warns you when they log in or log off. This behaviour is still not implemented though, so currently it's only purpose is to keep a record of your friends. I'm planning on fixing this sometime soon, as well as making it to send a friend request to the other player, which he can accept or reject. It's uses are: +wf to see a list of your connected friends; +wf/list to see a list of every friend, with a (D) prepended to the friends that aren't currently connected; +wf <name> to add a player to your list (you must use their name, no dbref and no prepending '*'); +ws !<name> removes a player from your list, with the same rules as the above. This command is a work in progress and it could change a lot, so maybe you'll want to wait before using it.

There's also an IC flag that will be visible when someone uses +who or +whois and which you can use to show your status to other players. To set yourself IC you do @set me = IC, t oset yourself OOC you do @set me = !IC

And now, the new attributes. These will be shown when someone +hoofs you and you have to set them manually if you want to share that information with other players, though we're planning to set some of them automatically at some point. It is important to notice that all of these fields (excepting the last one) refer to your character, not to yourself. To set an attribute type @<attrib> me = description. You can set the following attributes:
alias, race, age, sex, body, mane, eyes, cutie_mark, background, accessories, residence, occupation, office (you probably wont' have one but still), cnotes (character), pnotes (player).
Alias and sex are standard MUSH attributes, so you can do help @alias and help @sex to learn about them. Note that when you do +who and +whois it shows the first letter of the sex of the character, which means that if you see an 'M' it could mean "Mare" or "Male"
Now that I'm allowed to edit the blog, you can expect more frequent and shorter posts.