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 VOLUME TWELVE, NUMBER FIVE                         February 26, 2005
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                     TABLE OF CONTENTS

                    Updates from the Staff:
                       - New Clan Channel Rules
                       - Vote For Legend!
                       - Recent Updates
                       - Immortal Applications Due!
                       - Forums Site Available
                       
                The LegendMUD Calendar of Events

                     Player News & Achievements
                       - New Clan: Dealers Union Local 540

                     
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                    New Clan Channel Rules

Clan Channels will now be treated as private channels.
The rules that apply to public channels will no longer
apply within the clan channels since clans are seen as
a collective group of 'like people'.  This means, allowing
cursing and allowing game information. This also means that
the GM can decide what he wants and doesn't want out of a
clan and can police things based on what 'type' of clan
they want.

I have updated the CLAN and  CHANNEL helpfiles with the following:

"CLAN channels are excluded from the public channels rules,
in the manner that they treated more in the manner that gtells,
says, and yells. As with all avenues of communication on legend,
we do request you always follow the guidelines for civil manners
towards others. By joining a CLAN, all members are stating that
the players behind them are aware that this is a PG mud and that
the Immortal Staff will not be held responsible for content on
private channels. As always, the Immortal Staff will intervene
if something turns into into a harassment problem."

We are in the process of retroactively applying this rule, so
as we have time, we will be deleting all warnings pertaining to
the adjustment of this rule. Once we get the warnings removed,
I will make a post here to let you know they should no longer
be showing up.

If anyone has any questions about this, please let me know!

Thanks,
Haley

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                         Vote For Legend!

Now it's even easier to vote for Legend on the various sites.
Just go to http://www.legendmud.org/forum and click on the
links under the Featured Links section!

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                          Recent Updates

If you want to suggest specific improvements or new additions to
existing areas please don't hesitate to submit them with the
idea/bug/typo commands or drop mudmail to the builder currently
responsible for the area (check AREAINFO to find out!).

Thanks to everyone for those bug/typo/idea reports. Keep 'em coming!

    /\                         CODE UPDATES
   /  \   
  /    \  GENERAL
 /_    _\ 
   |  |   o Magic sink will no longer replenish mana for people when it
   |  |     blocks defensive oriented spells
   |  |   o Pick lock should be slightly easier for high perception 
   |__|     characters.
          o Prompt preview functionality added to show what someone's prompt
            would look like with your stats.

    /\    BUG
   /  \   
  /    \  o Taint fixes, wielded weapons won't become untainted without having
 /_    _\   the affect go off.  Extra spaces won't accumulate for the weapon
   |  |     short desc and rent will work properly with tainted weapons.
   |  |   o Sniping should work again.
   |  |   o Fast commands should no longer eat no lag commands when you
   |__|     have a timer.
          o Fishing fixed.
          o Mobs that are hidden will now break hide when moving.
    /\    o Increases the chance that a thrown tainted weapon's affect will
   /  \     go off.
  /    \                  
 /_    _\ HELP FILE UPDATES
   |  |   
   |  |   o Helpfiles updated: Clan, Channels, Language
   |  | 
   |__|   AREA FILE UPDATES

    /\    Dreaming 
   /  \   o Tokens should be more durable 
  /    \  
 /_    _\ Carnival
   |  |   o red boots w/silver stars are now tform
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   |  |   Larderello 
   |__|   o Giants are worth more XP

    /\    London
   /  \   o Nurse won't be so generous with exp for bandage rolling
  /    \  
 /_    _\ OOC 
   |  |   o New offices, rooms rearranged 
   |  | 
   |  |   Greece 
   |__|   o Scalp is now one-time-only, tformable

    /\    Generic Amphibians
   /  \   o Frogs now recognize insects in their rooms, kill and eat them
  /    \  
 /_    _\ Anasazi 
   |  |   o Chipmunks have gone bankrupt
   |  | 
   |  |   Crusades 
   |__|   o GMA shroud is more durable

Typos & minor bugs also fixed in:

Arabia, Britain, Carthage, Melbourne, Romania, Tudor, Viking, Lima, Abbey, 
Alhambra, Anasazi, Arabia, Bengal, Generic animals, Carnival, Dreaming, 
FIWar, Greece, Kipling, Malta, North Africa, Nazca, Romania, Somme, 
South Seas, Tortuga, Savanna, Larderello, Sherwood, OOC, Ireland, Egypt, 
Klein, Oceans

Nestor also made good progress on his new Louisiana area this week!


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                     Immortal Applications Due!

Yup, it's that time again! Applications are due March 1st -- if you're 
interested in a position on the staff, check out the application forms at:

http://www.legendmud.org/Reference/documents.html

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                       Forums Site Available!

Don't forget to check it out at http://www.legendmud.org/forum

Post your ideas, thoughts or comments in one of the several forums. Or give 
some hints on your favorite mud client in the Aliases and Triggers forum.

Having trouble finding a mud client right for you? Well, we have several 
free clients available in the File Galleries section as well! Give them a try!

-Sandra


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          [All times are system time unless otherwise specified]

                    FEBRUARY                      MARCH
              Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa        Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
                     1  2  3  4  5               1  2  3  4  5
               6  7  8  9 10 11 12         6  7  8  9 10 11 12
              13 14 15 16 17 18 19        13 14 15 16 17 18 19
              20 21 22 23 24 25 26        20 21 22 23 24 25 26
              27 28                       27 28 29 30 31


Sunday,     February  27th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
                               4:00 pm    Trivia Challenge w/LadyAce (10 of 10)

Tuesday,    March      1st,   11:59 pm    Immortal Applications due!
Thursday,   March      3rd,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     March      6th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
                               4:00 pm    Trivia Challenge FINAL SHOWDOWN!
Thursday,   March     10th,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     March     13th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
Thursday,   March     17th,      Happy St. Patrick's Day!
                               7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     March     20th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
Thursday,   March     24th,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     March     27th,   2pm-10pm    PK BattleZone
Thursday,   March     31st,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
 
Coming In April:
April Fools' Day!


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  /__|                   News & Achievements                       |__\
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The 'Dealers Union Local 420' has formed. 
"Our mission is to promote Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll!!!"


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