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July 03, 2017 - Weekly Maintenance and Updates Report
« on: July 03, 2017, 09:52:32 AM »
Greetings Midnight Wurmians,

This is your weekly maintenance and updates report [server patch notes] for the week of Monday, July 3rd, 2017.

NEW FEATURES, MODS, FUNCTIONALITY, ETC.:

New Mod: No new mods this week.

They released the new WU beta a few days ago and our beta playground has been updated to the latest version and our main test server. Will be testing things this week as they plan to do a rapid release this time and release within the next week. I don't expect any issues with the types of changes in this update vs our mods, but well that's what testing is for. If anyone wants to play on the beta playground let me know via a forum PM I think providing access would be fine. I'll just provide the temporary password here since its not a production world and if you made it this far probably not a griffer, haha.
Midnight Wurm [BETA] Server Password is: wurmy
(yes, yes very original)

Mod Updates: No updated mods today.

Bank Update: Hoping to be ready to make the bank upgrade functionality available to the public by next week's maintenance. [Really this time, lol - Code is ready so should be fine.]

IN THE PIPELINE:
Currently we have a number of projects in the pipeline but here's some details on what is close to breaking the surface and becoming a reality within the next 30 days.

    A new spell!: Our twin gods Stjerna and Stjarna are both getting a new custom spell. This spell will allow the caster to reduce the number of days an animal 'bakes' in their mother's oven before being born. Priests of Stjerna or Stjarna with a minimum of 60 Faith will be able to cast this spell, similarly compared w/ Fo's Genesis spell. We are still experimenting on the favor required, cooldown, and difficulty levels that the spell will be configured for. Update: The mod author has unfortunately gotten tied up in RL and is unable to assist at this time. I have resumed work on this myself. Unfortunately this has thrown the release time table out the window but progress is being made none-the-less. I have a couple working theories I'm exploring and am pretty hopeful I'll have something to report back soon. 5/29 - I've figured some things out this week, and work is progressing pretty well I'd say. 6/5 - I have the spell basically coded correctly now, and will begin testing on the test server. There is one bug with overall gestation times this introduces I need to figure out and looks like we'll finally be able to make this a reality. 6/26 - Ready for next round of testing. 7/3 - Testing went much better this version. If all goes well might be able to release this next week.

    Admin tweak: I've also been working on a couple things that really only effect the GM staff, but have been a pain in our side. A couple of these updates will be ready in the next few weeks. You'll see me mention this because we have a number of planned GM tool tweaks to make happen in the months ahead in several release waves. As we all know some things in this game are not 'simple' and same 'rule' apply to existing GM processes as well. Update: 6/26 - Ready for testing, moving to test server to poke at it. 7/3 - Testing also went well with this, making a few tweaks, then some final testing.


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS, RAMBLINGS, ETC.:
MONTHLY RAFFLE: As you should all know as a thank-you for voting for our server https://wurm-unlimited.com/server/2668/ each month I give out a prize to a luck voter.

June Raffle Winner..... a set of 80ql horseshoes and 5 sleeping powders

dougiedee2 LordSuicide

COMMUNITY ASSISTANTS: Applications for additional community assistants are still open. The form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/aO88EqM80cYVwW9C3
This is a volunteer position and can be done while on your regular toon, doing your own things. No special character is required for this position. The short description of the position is a person who assists the community by monitoring the CA HELP and Freedom chat channels. They provide answers to questions to the best of their ability about the game mechanics and the community. Provide links to relevant wiki pages, or forum posts as relevant. Assist the Game Masters with basic player support tasks as able/willing, and responds to or adds notes to support tickets within their scope. At this moment my thoughts are I'm looking for 2 individuals in different time zones but this not set in stone. I will leave applications open for a few weeks and see what kind of response it generates.

SANDSTONE: Just a reminder....

In the interim if you discover a vein please open a support ticket and I'll manually re-roll the tile for you. Not a perfect solution but at least a solution. If you have already exhausted the tile that's perfectly fine I know where all the veins on the server originally spawned to verify you had one and can give you a new one. Please include in the ticket the quality if you prospected it (looking for poor, normal, good, very good, etc. not necessarily numerical value), if not we'll go to the spot where it was and confirm.

RL/OTHER: This are finally settling RL wise, got some work done this week for the server and mod work. College has started and getting my barrings there as well. Feeling better both physically and about things in generally.  ;D

As always if you need support always feel free to open a support ticket in world so that I and the other GM staff know you need assistance. I have the ability to see tickets, and their status even if I'm not in-world to keep tabs on things. Additionally if its something you don't feel is ticket worthy I always welcome PMs here on the forums.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 11:17:32 AM by [MwM] LifesaverM »
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Re: July 03, 2017 - Weekly Maintenance and Updates Report
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 10:31:40 AM »
I believe dougiedee2 is LordSuicide in game.

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Re: July 03, 2017 - Weekly Maintenance and Updates Report
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 12:42:48 PM »
Thank-you kindly!
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