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182 (NEWS 382) - Christmas Updates
By Alara: Hello all! It's been a while!
This holiday season I've made some significant updates to a few of the systems, specifically those pertaining to the old Holiday Boxes and wanderers.
Firstly, the "Christmas Box" as it was called, is no longer some little object that I hide away way up in wizard-land where I push a button every Dec. 1st and out pops everything. No! Rather, this all should happen semi-automatically now! To release all the creatures I will still have to push a button (i.e. open a door and let them out), but the festive snow-cover you see in the forests and central plains will now occur immediately on the 1st of every December, and dissipate on the 1st of January!
Secondly, on a more technical side, wandering creatures will now respect closed doors a little nicer. Instead of just butting their heads against one non-stop, if one is closed, they'll simply glance at it every so often.
Also creatures will reset to their respective homes during the midnight hour of every day. Note - this does mean that a creature may just sit in one room and do nothing for an entire hour, but at least they won't get lost for very long now. Unless they end up FIXED for some reason.
--Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:22:57 MST