Bear’s BBS will be down Sunday afternoon, for a couple of hours. I will be installing the new router and will need some time to setup the whole network on it.
I do want to thank my players, you guys rock. You are some of the best mudders I have ever mudded with. I want to thank you for all the donations and support thru the years. You are the reason this board is so rock solid and fun to play on. So many great souls that has graced us, thank you!
I have added the first part of a series of updates, this is start of the Thay area. You can get there from the volcanic wastelands. You get the introduction to the red wizards in this update. They are the rulers of this land, so be careful! Also with this update there is a new trainer for lvls 150-200. I have raised the max to 200, and think this will be the final level increase. Also this area is design for lvl 70’s to explore part, and then area’s for 130+ so there is a wide range of mobs in a small area…so watch where you walk;)
large vampire tooth–added mage class
made 10 town npc zero exp…so no farming
fixed quest medallions so max abils should not effect daily resets
New Boss: Cave Bear
New Areas: Thay forest Farmland Small Village Forbidden Forest
The Stock and Mudrev realms have been reset and people are already doing the mad dash to gain that precious exp. It always nice to see that beginning dash of a fresh realm. I will be holding back a week before I start to play just to let others get that head start before I start the climb up the top list. Also let the players get all the goodies. So get on in here if you haven’t already.
Also don’t forget there is no retrains, alignments or GJR for the start of the stock realm. Also anyone who made lvl 45 before the reset announcement will be able to get sys go’s at lvl 40. Just a little thank you for being loyal.
But with the resets I have also updated the Edited realm. I did pull an MME file but forgot to block out some areas, so expect that in a few days. For now I will give you a quick and dirty list of all the spells and items that got changed.
Items: black adamantite warhammer — bs stats adjusted black adamantite warhammer — bs stats adjusted forged longsword — bs stats adjusted forged mace — bs stats adjusted socketed warhammer — bs stats adjusted socketed shortsword — bs stats adjusted ion stones(all) — Actual stat increased removed and buffs adjusted for the spells small vampire tooth — don’t remember Blibdoolpoolp idol – changed to 1 use overcloaks(clacker, rotheskin, star field, and lionskin) — made lvl restricted to lvl 90 and sell-able? silver holy symbol earrings — stats adjusted emerald turtle earrings — stats adjusted golden dragon earrings — stats adjusted topaz monkey earrings — stats adjusted Vault pass — put in the game vault deed — put in the game vault key — put in the game
Spells: bigby’s hands — adjusted arcane knock — new spell acid fog — new spell Otiluke’s freezing sphere — new spell Otiluke’s telekinetic sphere — new spell Otiluke’s firey sphere — new spell Otiluke’s icky sphere — new spell nature’s protection — new spell nature’s camo — new spell
Added in the vaults, and usable now.
Added in the old mineshaft back to new haven area.
So the reset is only a few weeks away, and the board has become very slow since the announcement. But that is expected especially since summer just ended and people are busy. But the reset is just in time for the holidays and plenty of time for boss runs! Hold tight only a few more weeks!
But I didn’t want the Edited realm to feel left out, so I plan to have an update for them as well! It will include new vaults, lots of spell tweaks and additions. This is not really new content or area’s to explore but more of a content adjustment. There is plenty of new spells for several classes, and a couple new items here and there. And lots of small bugs fixed, so if you know of any let me know so I can make sure I get them in there.
Ohh yeah I wanted to give the realms some kind of cool names to label them more then just stock,edited, and mudrev. You know like wonderland, deaths walk, or some other shit. So give me some ideas.
So the Stock realm had a vote in the forums 7-2 to reset. So after 4 and half years of slaughtering innocent mobs and raining terror upon the friendly city Silvermere, the realm will be reset! But wait there is more after 2 years we are gonna reset the mudrev realm! Yep two resets in one!
So on November 17th I will be taking the board and wiping all the hard work invested in those realms and make it like it never happened. But now you all have a chance to get your hands on my precious emerald-tipped crozier! So if you never played before come check us out we are a weird bunch but we will grow on you. If you old friend come back and see what you forgot about when you let real life take control.
For Stock reset I will be disabling alignment for the first month, and not handing out GJR’s. I’m debating on disabling @retrain also but lets see if you guys can talk me out of it. For those that had reached lvl 45 pre announcement will have the level reduced for 3rd toon and sys go’s. I will be lowering that restriction to lvl 40, to say thank you for playing and being part of the family.
Mudrev info is still yet to be determined, wait to hear from Sly(Brad) for more info on that in the coming weeks.
Next Saturday(25th) I will be taking the board down for a good part of the day. I need to do some work on he actual vm server. A little tiding up, and adding some extra fans, the server has been getting a little warm in the heat we been having here in Portland. And I want to enable worldlink on our system, so we can do worldlink email and chat on the board. But I need to do some performance tweaking I don’t think the board is back to it’s true self still, before I put another load on it.
I need to get it off the 5200 rpm drive and on too a faster drive. It’s just the OS but I think it’s effecting the VM’s also. Sometimes it is just so laggy it shouldn’t be, and I think it’s down to the IO somehow. Also need to move the network ports around, somehow the board is using the wrong lan port so need to move that to the correct adapter and get it off the adapter with the other high traffic VM’s.
So I’m back from my needed vacation from the techy world. I have been working on spells for the last couple of weeks. But I have hit a bug on spell resistance. I know Ill been bitching and I think I found out why something it seems way out the world on damage being reduced. But besides that I have added a hand full of spells and a few tweaks trying to make some spells better for their levels. I have also finished the Neth Vaults so those are coming soon, and they are pickable but even Dumbass would struggle to pick it all buffed out. I plan to also tweak the lvl 120 items to make them better then the lvl 90 stuff that came in and out shine them now.
On a side note I’m also looking for donations, why you may ask? Well I have owned WG and MMud lic in the past, but they were only 16 and 24 user counts. And as you can see I am well beyond those even if I could combine them. So I have been in talk with the owner of WorldGroup, yes he is still active, and plan to purchase a bigger license to count for all the cool users I have playing. Why pay for a 20 yr software that I already have cracked? Well one simple reason, support and say thanks. For those that don’t know WorldGroup has plugins still be released, not often but people still work on them. And more you show support to this small dying community the longer it will last. So coming from a person who does this for the love of the old days and not money, it always nice to see that support. So go hit that donate button on the right side there and show a little love.
TLDR: Debo is back, and what you got on my 40 homie!
So it’s been a long week for me slaving away at night to get everything back to the way it was. And a long 3 day weekend to pound away at it. But the system is back to 99%.
We had two major losses in this battle. First it was the Door games, I did not have a backup plan for that VM so all progress in those games were lost. But it back up and running.
Second lost was keys. All users lost their key ring, mainly effects the stock players. If they had earned sys goes that key was wiped. So if your still missing your key holler at me and I can get them back on your account.
Where we sit at this point? Well the VM host is running the OS off a 5400rpm laptop drive, so it’s a tad sluggish. But I have all the VM’s on the raid6 array so speeds should be good. So in a few weeks I will pick up a new drive for the server’s OS and will have a few hour downtime while I re-build the OS. But got to find the cash first, the 6 2Tb drives drained my spending founds for a bit.
So today while setting up the new raid for the VM server the main drive which was boot and where all the VM where kept, died while trying to boot the system up. Semi-fortunately I had taking a backup of users and all the mud data to my drive locally. So all the mud info is in tack! Which really blows cause this week was to test and start to move things to that new raid 6 drives, and next weekend move the board. But no the fucking drive couldn’t last another week! So now it’s in the freezer waiting for me to grab an external enclosure tomorrow and try to see if I can pull anything from it. I hope so sounds like the read head died.
But lost the core OS, so while I hosted the server on my host I install ubuntu real fast on a spare 5400 rpm drive(ouch) and got a vm built and running WG and mud. So Mud is back to running, but no dma server so no door games, all that info is lost so all those games will have be reset. Cross your fingers and hope the tech gods smile upon me tomorrow when I try to see if I can get it to spin up.
If I can’t get any of the data I have a lot of backend to rebuild. Scary part right now I have no nightly backups right now. Cross your fingers the board runs smooth and no major issues tonight.
Drive went boom, lost everything. Board is backup after a mad dash all day.
During some maintenance work on the VM server I have lost the main drive and VM’s!
Good news is I did run a backup of the game data and pulled to my local drive.
Bad news is I have to build up a temp system on my machine, so the board might be a little laggy till I can rebuild the main system. Give me 30 min and I will have it up on a temp home so I can rebuild everything.
So Bear’s BBS is about 87.341% back to normal. I have a new VM built on the server, I got the board back to pretty much the correct state.
For stock users if your missing sys go’s please let me know.