A notice has been attached to the door of The Pipe and Ivories Tavern in Hardbuckler:
ATTENTION! Fullstaff, Agent of Sanctus, has reported an overpopulation of local Jackalope wildlife. Clearly someone has been breeding them, and this, can mean no good. We must stop the spread of this growing menace now. Will you help me? All hunters will be rewarded, but as special incentive, the hunter who returns with the most carcasses will receive a special reward, to be announced the day of the hunt. ALL ABLE HUNTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
This notice is approved by signature and the seal of the City of Sanctus.
(Thazull will be leading the staff in holding a Hunting event on Thursday May 7th at 7 PM EST and will run for 24 hours in order to accommodate all time zones – The rewards will be worth your attendance! This event is for players of all levels! Contact Staff on our Discord server or in-game for further information.)
April has been a massive month for Luminari – with lots of change, new staff onboard, new systems being added, tweaks to races and classes and as always updates to quests and world content. The full change log is included at the bottom of this post, but please find a list of highlights below. Also massive thanks to Vodur lending his extensive knowledge in tracking down some bugs and cleaning up the code base, and Valde for his work on extending and improving our custom Mudlet GUI package.
Prebuilt Class Templates are in! This new system from Gicker will open up the game massively for new players, especially those unfamiliar with Pathfinder, making an easy transition to the world of Luminari.
- New automated player auction system
- New mission/bounty system
- New staff-ran event system
- Tweaks to improve Trelux Epic Race
- Equipment and mobs added / tweaked across a number of low level / leveling areas
- Availability of resource harvesting nodes has been increased
- Monks have been given the Spring Attack Feat for free at level 5
- Multiple additions to help files and hints
- Upgraded Berserker Feats – including the return of their Raging Critical Feat
- Script fixes and enhancements into the ever expanding Main Quest Line
- Added a donation room for high level players to automatically donate gear to new players from wherever they are in the world
- Added Epic Levels for Alchemist including New Bomb Mastery Feats
- Multiple bug fixes / code improvements
- +Much more!
Complete list of changes since our last update (April 14 2020):
[May 01 2020] – Havamal
The room descriptions in several of the Mosswood fields have been given more
200 rooms in the Keep now the titles’ colours cleaned up
[May 01 2020] – Zusuk
some tweaks and bug fixes to staff event system
RRebrick Valde: Support for sending character position via MSDP
RRebrick Valde: fix for msdp position value not setting right
Odoth Vodur: Add performance monitoring code.
Odoth Vodur: Increase embed_build_version size to avoid truncation.
Odoth Vodur: Fix crash bug in do_players.
Odoth Vodur: First pass strcpy -> strlcpy
Odoth Vodur: Remove .accepted in Makefile.
Odoth Vodur: Always rebuild constants.c with other files so that
Odoth Vodur: Reduce perfmon log spam by only dumping when high water mark
[Apr 30 2020] – Zusuk
staff event code alpha is implemented
updates to feat info for trelux innates with missing info
added a new hint to help players struggling with interacting with the
trelux now get a higher bonus to damroll
trelux get a slightly higher bonus to AC naturally now
put a little blurb on top of the website about the game
added a link to the homepage on the website
swapped themes for the website, much faster now
move drain on crippling critical scaled properly
crystals with no enchantments should be fixed
slight increase of disenchantment success
[Apr 29 2020] – Gicker
Added the Khopesh weapon type, heavy blades
Added new item auctioning functionality with auction command. Auction channel
changed to auctalk.
[Apr 29 2020] – English
Fixed Zone Reset Flag on Mosaic – the zone will now not respawn with a player
Minor addition to Recite / Scrolls helpfile
[Apr 28 2020] – English
Added Gold to allow Hilmer and Riautar to purchase loot from players in
Ashenport – they have limited gold, so don’t expect them to be buying everything
Fixed Load for Human assassin in Rat Hills – also fixed his equipment load
(lowbie leggings, sleeves.)
[Apr 28 2020] – Gicker
instrument wear slot removed
[Apr 28 2020] – English
Checked Mob Levels in Ardeep and Loggers Camp, Fixed a couple of containers /
keys, Added some additional Mob spawns to make it a better leveling zone for 6 –
[Apr 28 2020] – Havamal
The unfortunate Mosswood wheat field with the beetle problem has been cleaned
up in term of colour and descriptions.
Several mosswood farm creatures which also needed colour cleanup have been
sorted. Thanks to those whom reported a few I missed!
[Apr 27 2020] – Gicker
Sorcerers and Bards can not longer change spells they choose without a respec.
If a mistake is made during study spell selection, the person would need to quit
out of the study session without saving, and do the study process anew.
Added ability to get spell help when choosing spells as a sorcerer or bard
Added an instrument wear slot for bard instruments
Added the premade build system. New characters will have the option to choose
a premade or custom build after they choose their class during creation.
Existing classes can respec into a premade build by typing ‘respec (class)
premade’. Premade builds go up to level 20.
[Apr 27 2020] – Zusuk
Odoth Vodur: const audit round 1
Odoth Vodur: More const auditing.
Odoth Vodur: Resolve -Wwrite-strings warnings for assign_wpn_armor
Odoth Vodur: Make ACMD argument const to resolve -Wwrite-strings warnings from
Odoth Vodur: Resolve -Wwrite-strings warnings for act.wizard.c and feats.c.
Odoth Vodur: More fixes for -Wwrite-strings.
Odoth Vodur: Make SPECIAL argument const to resolve -Wwrite-strings warnings
Odoth Vodur: Resolve -Wwrite-strings warnings in fight.c
Odoth Vodur: Fix remaining -Wwrite-strings warnings. Add -Wwrite-strings and
[Apr 27 2020] – Havamal
The colour in the Mosswood swamp has been cleaned up.
[Apr 26 2020] – Zusuk
increased harvesting nodes, please give feedback to staff
putting together a primitive first iteration of a staff event system
apparently i broke something in the affections display, hopefully fixed now 😛
[Apr 25 2020] – Zusuk
fixed a key with broken keywords
[Apr 25 2020] – Gicker
fixed a number of bugs with sticky bombs
[Apr 25 2020] – Zusuk
added another little adjustment to lingering song
converted the affection system for bardic performances to an array
fixed a display issue with affections
From Odoth Vodur: Fix editor /n. Destination should not also be used as an
From Odoth Vodur: Fix additional cases of using destination buffer also as an
From Odoth Vodur: Fix more snprintf cases of destination is also an argument.
From Odoth Vodur: Finished fixing strings
fixed a bug that caused followers ordered through portals to turn aggressive
against their masters
fixed a bug when followers auto-follow their master through a portal in the
fixed a typo in stohana’s quest
made it -extremely- rare for instruments to break
made the ‘flags’ helpfile visible to all players
gicker fixed nature ally iv for rangers
[Apr 24 2020] – Gicker
Fixed sticky bombs affecting the alchemist, except for fire brand and healing
bombs which extend the fire brand duration and heal the alchemist again,
Added discipline and total defense to stalwart defender class skill list
Changed ranger 4th level summon nature’s ally VI to IV
Added code to auto copyover the MUD at 9am server time each day
[Apr 24 2020] – Zusuk
From Odoth Vodur: First pass replacing strcat uses with strlcat.
From Odoth Vodur: Add build details to version command and game log.
help haste fixed!
[Apr 24 2020] – Gicker
Added instructions for setting up ability scores in study for new characters
Made buff spells replace old buffs of the same type instead of failing.
[Apr 23 2020] – Zusuk
merged the dev / main trello staff boards!
From Odoth: Fix “‘return’ with no value” warnings in alchemy.c
From Odoth: Fix format overflow warnings.
From Odoth: First pass replacing sprintf uses with snprintf
From Odoth: Fix reset_com.if_flag type
added wear-off message for sacred flames
restring cost halved, super cheap now for level 6 or lower chars
[Apr 22 2020] – Zusuk
kick has a very slight reduction in effectiveness on locking down an opponent
lazily turned tiamat into the prisoner 😛
gave monks free feat at level 5: spring attack – requires respec if you are
at level 5 or higher
[Apr 21 2020] – Zusuk
new helpfile for staff: zedit-then
updated escape artist to mention benefits in grappling
added a bunch of ‘dummy checks’ into the code to try and address a crash bug
some of the monk level-basedd bonuses will now consider sacred fist levels
you can no longer spam order pet dragons to use breathe weapon
[Apr 20 2020] – Zusuk
increased lingering song duration by 1 round
added a new hint
dramatic change to troll regen
added missing constants
new bard class feat – efficient performance which changes performance from
standard to move action
farshot with imbue arrow should work properly now (i hope)
new affects have a default bonus_type of enhancement
added a note to wings discovery of commands (fly/land)
[Apr 19 2020] – Zusuk
fixed a bug with imbue arrow not firing in the proper room when firing from
added a new new hints
fixed an error with duration of spells on quaffed potions based on level
added a list of valid spells to use for imbue arrow
tweaked (upgraded) a bunch of berserker feats, and gave them back raging
critical feat at level 30
smash defense now has a little tag letting you know the knowckdown attempt
minort tweak to stalwart’s smash defense to address a bug report
detached/modified some death traps due to complaints 😛
[Apr 18 2020] – Zusuk
added a bunch of item types to ‘olist type’ staff command
[Apr 18 2020] – Gicker
PCs with draconic heritage wings or alchemist wings can now use the fly and
land commands to enable to disable flight.
[Apr 18 2020] – Zusuk
gicker fixed a bug with the bazaar
added a bunch of new info to identify for item types
fixed wall of force duration
Fizban fixed an issue with Swinton’s treasure chest
[Apr 17 2020] – Gicker
Added a donation room in mosswood and disabled the other donation rooms.
[Apr 17 2020] – Zusuk
fixed typo in parse_room() – thanks tba community
[Apr 16 2020] – Zusuk
fixed crystal rapier proc and added identify tag
[Apr 15 2020] – Gicker
Adjusted item resizing to not cost gold when resizing an item to your current
racial size. Also made resizing not offer experience gains.
Added epic levels for alchemists, and added the bomb_mastery feat
Fixed a bug with psychokinetic tincture to use it’s own cooldown
Fixed a bug with true mutagen grand discovery to properly apply the bonuses
Fixed a bug with mutagens triggering cooldown when entering incomplete
parameters, and thus not receiving the mutagen affect.
[Apr 15 2020] – Zusuk
extended constants array for higher stats
extended attacks command
fixed a bag full of gear, thanks Bersain!
increased guest limit to 99