So this year instead of a single day event for a killer item, we are gonna do a week long event!!!  This event will last from Dec 24th to Jan 2nd.  And your gonna need the time!

Something is happening at the north pole this year, the word is something has possessed Santa! North pole has become a crazy place with killer elves running around with deadly candy canes. Can you and your crew gather the components in time to stop Santa?

This quest will start with Slim, ask him Santa to start it. There is 2 identical areas, one is from lvls 1-100, and one is for 101-200. The layout is the same, just challenge ratings differ. I’m still debating on allowing players who have defeated Santa back into the area. The low level area is more geared for 50+ players, but some of the areas will allow you to dip your tow in and survive if you don’t go too far.

The event has started. If you are lower level start in the south and work your way east. The nw corner is the hardest area, and south being the easiest. Enjoy!

New Item:
Santa Beard:
Location: face
AC: 2
Casts: christmas ornaments 5 times no recharge.
— room attack 170-2050(min=lvl*4+50, max=lvl*10+50)
— (So longer you hold the item the more powerful it is.)

So I have released part 2 to the Thay module. This one is really just a filler to add in the area’s to connect to the final part of the release. We get several new forests to explore and some mysterious caves deep inside one of those forests. There is a few new mobs in here and and re-introduced to some old favorites. This area is mainly lvl 90-120, the bosses might take a little help from others till your above this level.

I also dropped a new MME with the info from Thay part 1. So time to go find the hidden areas you never found the first time thru.

New Areas:
Forest road
Golden Forest
Sunrise Forest
Rusty Forest
Violet Caves

New Bosses:

New Items:

So been a long ass time since we done a mob hunt in the edited realm, so this Saturday we gonna have nice old fashion mob hunt in the edited realm.

So whats a mob hunt you ask? Well I will take several bosses in the realm from mad wizard to Neth prince and add a special limited item created for the day. Whats that item? You wont know till it drops to know what it is. I will drop hints thru the day on what it does and where they might be found.

So good luck!

So all three top hats have been found. They were on Queen Ant, Night Hag, and Water Giant King. Salvatore found the 2 on hag and king, while Geb found his on the queen, so now you know who to hunt to get these prized items! The top hats are a +2 ac item, with 3 charges of full cure of hps and mana. It has 3 charges for life, so use wisely.

But it has a new IP, so you will have to flush your DNS to get back on.

In windows: windows key+r with bring up the run command. Type “cmd” and hit enter. Then type “ipconfig /flushdns” hit enter. Then try to connect.

In Linux: If you don’t know how what the hell you running it for!

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
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.

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

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.

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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.

Techy Talk:

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.