Release 248: Halloween 2020! 🎃

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Video Overview:

Release 248:

Crafting + Resources + Equipment:

  • Halloween is back and this year we have added some extra creepy content alongside last year’s event.
    • The Crafty Cauldron has been added to craft from workbenches to add a Witchy feel to any build.
    • Brand new “Creepy Seed” which can be planted upside down becoming the new Bat Crop! Once harvested, the Bat Crop will reward you with a new Bat placeable Bat prop.
    • 6 brand new Halloween Brews with various themed effects, all of which crafted in the Mixer using Spooky Orbs.
      • Kraken Brew: Grants the consumer double the air when exploring underwater.
      • Zombie Lungs Brew: Will give +2 atmosphere protection to all atmospheres when consumed.
      • Mummy Brew: Sets the weather to Clear for the consumer.
      • Yeti Brew: Sets the weather to Snowy for the consumer.
      • Nessie Brew: Sets the weather to Rainy for the consumer.
      • Gravekeeper’s Brew: Sets the weather to Foggy for the consumer.
    • Brand new The Zombie and Skelebones character skins are available in the Exchange (including previous Halloween Masks). Big thanks to @GeorgeGroeg and @Apt for those.
    • Four new weather changing Quirks have been added to the Centraforge system for all forgeable items. These will change the weather for the wielder when equipped.
      • Clear Weather Quirk
      • Rain Weather Quirk
      • Snow Weather Quirk
      • Fog Weather Quirk
    • Added a new special Halloween sanctum created by @GeorgeGroeg, including: toxic spiders and loss Oortlings to find.

Server:

  • Added a new admin only lod0 map generation endpoint to generate maps slowly in the background. This will allow us to generate maps more regularly instead of only during updates.

GUI + HUD:

  • Removed World Shop tab to external site after guidance from Steam that it contravenes their rules.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where querying data from a world as it is being terminated would send the client invalid data for purging data about the world.
  • Fixed an issue where Mountain Climber IV and Mountain Climber V had the same target value.
  • Fixed the balance in “Work For Hire” feat series and should now be obtainable by completing objectives.

Release 248.1:

Server:

  • Added a new admin only beacon endpoint. This will allow us to export beacon maps more regularly instead of only during updates.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix for not being able to remove guild members, or to reject guild membership requests, if the character concerned had been booted from their primary guild and not since logged into the game.
  • Fix “public” being toggled based on not only the VISIT world-level permission changing at runtime.
  • Fix Bat tint-mutation.

Release 248.2:

Server:

  • Allow locked private worlds to register their new server location after migrating between servers.
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first! thank you!

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We get Bats !!! you guys are awesome :smile:

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love the weather quirks :heart:

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Awesome lot of stuff to do this year! Thank you, Devvy People!

Now if we could get those weather changing effects as permanent options on our Sovereigns eventually/soon™, that would be awesome too! :grin:

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Weather changing :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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Weather Lords :sunglasses: :grin: :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain: :sun_behind_rain_cloud: :sunny: :snowflake: :fog:

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  • Clear Weather Quirk
    gonna be so usefull on totems when hunting and building

Rain Weather Quirk
Snow Weather Quirk
Fog Weather Quirk

cant wait to use them around citys / builds

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Bats :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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Who wouldve thought a halloween update would bring all of this.

uncovers dusty forge

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Maybe i’m confused. Post says live, In game says 1hr 20mins.

Bats ? Damn, i’m leaving the hairdresser … :partying_face:

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That is an awesome addition!
I’ll admit that having something like that added ONCE AGAIN via a centraforge trait feels super sketchy and MacGyver-ish, but eh, I’ll take it. I hope the team can find a better and refined system later, though…

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i think this will be used the most :rofl: :joy:

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That’s an excellent Halloween update :+1: The new brews and forge quirks are an especially awesome addition!

I can definitely see this getting a lot of use!!
Edit: and now I see Host just beat me to the comment on that one lol

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So awesome on all, thanks for all the work to all of you, very excited for the event!! :star_struck: :+1:

But especially…

I’ve already decided this will be called my Screenshot Stick. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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@james @Leahlemoncakes will the brews be Craftable year round or just during this event time? Thanks in advance

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