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A bit of a reminder…

Hey all,

Just wanted to remind everyone about the command +viewprojects in-game as it shows the various projects that people can help out with around the game. If you want to assist in the development of the game, this is the best way to find out what needs work done.

In other news, I added a whole list of commodities, thanks to the previously-mentioned suggestions by Bandus. You can see a list by typing +commodities in-game.

Thank you,
Kimojuno.

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Chargen – Biography Required

Hey everyone,

I wanted to announce there were some more changes to the Chargen, specifically in the setting of biographies. Your character’s biography is now required, instead of being optional, as this will help in displaying the personnel record of people coming from the Alpha Quadrant. Once the command is implemented, all command personnel and medical personnel can see it too. I am unsure, at this point, if I should make it so during the character generator you’re asked about different medical issues, etc, your character may have but, at this point, that seems unneeded. I would appreciate any thoughts people may have.

As far as characters from the Delta Quadrant, their biography will not be viewable by anyone, unless they later join the Federation, or take a position at Starbase 900 — then they would have to ‘submit’ a IC record, which would just be their biography that the player already made.

This decision, to me, seems logical because The Federation would have records of everyone (even non-Starfleet personnel/civilians) who came from the Alpha Quadrant. Obviously, they would require records from both the Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empire, as well, on their personnel and any civilians that would come along.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me with them either on the website or in-game.

Thank you,
Kimojuno.

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Rundown of Work

Hey all,

I decided to post a basic rundown of what I have done this week.

  • Worked on some room descriptions.
  • Back-end work on the server and game.
  • Re-added website to various search engines.
  • Finished the EMH.
  • Created and finished the EMoH (Emergency Mobile Hologram)
  • Created and finished the ESH (Emergency Surgical Hologram)
  • Added the medical flag for current/future game uses.
  • Added an in-game medical log allowing entries by different medical personnel.
  • Fixed various locked exits, allowing for appropriate global IC access.
  • Updated our TMC page.
  • Added the Timeline page.
  • Added the Specifications
  • Added an auto-updating list of Turbolifts to the website.
  • Updated the Starfleet Directives page.
  • Updated the Terms of Service
  • Added a complete listing of positions on Starbase 900.
  • Added various bboards to the game, for more variety in the future.
  • Reorganized the link menu on the website.
  • Various typo fixes.
  • Opened up Guest accounts, so that people can try the game and check out the tutorial.

Well, that’s a basic rundown of what I have been up with NewHopeMUSH. I’m not sure if I’ll keep doing a summarized list or not, as trying to keep track of everything can be difficult, especially when talking about minor bug fixes, but hopefully this interests people as well. 🙂

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April 2016 Update

Hey all,

This is an update about what I have been up to and where I have been.

Frankly, for awhile now, I had lost interest in working on NewHopeMUSH, due to the lack of on-going interest from other people (most people were joining then would leave), and this was very difficult for me because I got to a place of, “Why bother?”

Mind you, I’m not trying to blame other people, but trying to speak from my heart. I do apologize about taking so long to post here and explain what has been going on with me and NewHopeMUSH.

Further, while I can’t guarantee how many updates I come out with or how often they occur, I can state that I am working on the game again and have no plans to stop doing so.

I enjoy working on NewHopeMUSH and want to continue doing so. If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me using the contact form on the website or by using the in-game @mail system.

Thank you,
Kimojuno.

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Server Downtime

Hello all,

For those that had tried to access the site from Saturday until yesterday (Wednesday), the site had some unexpected issues where it was pinging the host servers multiple times per second. As such, I had to request that the host shutdown the server until I could figure out why it was happening, and put a stop to it so that it did not continue to put more stress on their servers.

In any case, the situation has been handled and the problems are no longer occurring. Therefore, the server, website, and game is back online for everyone to access. My apologies for the inconvenience.

Thanks,
Jeffrey.

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Happy April Fools Day!

This April Fools, I have nothing to say or to mention. I am not trying to fool anyone, nor am I trying to do anything to trick you or anyone else. In fact, I promise that I am not trying to trick you. I guarantee it. You can sit back and relax, because this April Fools Day, I will do no tricks, no treats, and no surprises. Enjoy.

Happy April Fools Day, 2015,
Kimojuno.

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About The Future

Hey all,

Just wanted to take a few moments to post about what changes we can expect in the future.

I have been working on the test game, in order to fully develop what I want from other planets, and how interstellar travel will eventually work. This excites me because it means that Away Missions will be possible and will allow for exciting and different roleplay to occur, once the game is where I believe it needs to be to be operable and ready.

I have also been working on the shuttles and turbolifts, to get everything where I want it, and where I imagine the game can and should be. For now, however, there is still for me to do. I expect that it will all take some time to perfect, simply because I am doing the majority of the work by myself, along with working full time at my job, and as such this takes a significant amount of work to progress and get where I want it to be.

Thanks for the patience,
Jeffrey.

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Website Issues

Hey all,

There were some issues with the webserver today. I believe I tracked down the cause and have solved it, but should it happen again, please let me know. In any case, should anyone have any issues, please email me about it or contact me on the game via page or @mail in-game.

Thanks,
Jeffrey.

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Gameserver Updates

Hello all,

Some updates have been applied to the gameserver, which NewHopeMUSH runs on, and all updates were applied without a shutdown. There should be no interruption to anything, and the game remained running while the updates were applied.

In any case, if you do see anything let me know, but everything appears to be working properly.

Thank you,
Jeffrey.

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Sick Days

This week, I haven’t done much other then getting the +bio command to show where people are properly, along with fixing some general background-issues with security (such as allowing people into certain rooms, etc). This is mainly due to me not feeling to well, and taking more naps this week than normal, since I’ve been feeling under the weather and have been tired.

Thankfully, I can feel myself getting better, and the cold leaving my system as the week goes on. In any case, this week has been more of a rest time than anything else. Hopefully, by next week, I will feel more like myself.

Thanks for your patience,
Jeffrey.

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