Tag Archives: Updates

Server Reboot

Hey all,

I rebooted the server due to some updates that had to be run. Everything should be back up and running.

Thanks,
Kimojuno.

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Server Rebooted

Well then,

I had to restart the server today (due to issues not involving the planned upgrade). The upgrade itself was to take place later this week, on Wednesday, but since I had to restart the server anyway I took care of those upgrades at the same time. My apologizes for the unplanned downtime. Nothing should be affected and everything should be in perfect operation. Again, my apologies. The website, game, the bot, and the webclient are once again running.

Total downtime: 17 minutes.

Kimojuno.

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MUSH Updated

Hey all,

This is a notification that I applied some updates earlier today on the MUSH. Everything should be working fine, and no issues should be present, but if you do find something, please @mail +staff immediately.

Thanks,
Kimojuno. 🙂

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Chargen – Merchanting

Hello all,

I was talking with Bandus, who suggested to me that, since not every Federation member was in Starfleet, it would be wise to have merchants within the Federation, instead of having to pick between the two.

Therefore, after going back over the Chargen (and finding/fixing some small bugs that bothered me when discovering), I have now made the suggested change.

As such:

* Players can now choose between non-aligned merchants and Federation merchants.
* Players can also choose between civilians and Federation citizens.
* Players can still choose to enter their characters into Starfleet.
* This only effects Alpha Quadrant races, not Delta Quadrant Races.
* Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empire unaffected.

For a complete list of organizations and their members type in-game:

@org/list (for complete list)
@org/members (for short codes)
@org/members

Due to this change, and for the purposes of the organization code only, the Federation and Starfleet are considered separate entities. Starfleet, for the organization code, is considered a subgroup of the Federation.

Furthermore, anyone wishing to redo their character’s organization, can do so by starting over the chargen process. You will not have to change anything of your basic stats (race, height, etc) just re-pick your factions options.

Finally, if you run into any bugs or problems, please let me know immediately by either @mail or page in-game, or through the contact form on the website.

Thank you,
Kimojuno.

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Federation Records

Hello all,

I have just added commands to check/add to someone’s Federation record.

Type +record/help to see what commands your character has records to.

Thanks,
Kimojuno.

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New Chargen Options

Hey all,

This is to let everyone know that there are now new options in the Character Generation process. I have added three new schools to the academy: Command School, Medical Academy, and Tactical Training. This are completely optional, as there is also a ‘no specialization’ path as well, which is the way the previous path was (simply waking up on the introship) and moving on like normal.

However, please note, that choosing a special path has benefits: Your character becomes Lieutenant Junior-Grade immediately, instead of an ensign, along with a chance to MASTER certain skills. As with all things, however, there are a few negative drawbacks to choose to continue on to higher education.

STRESS has been known to cause people to forget things they already knew so, with this in mind, can you put at risk your skills? You could become a MASTER in one, but you might suffer from STRESS as well. It is up to -you-, dear player, to choose your character’s path.

To access the chargen – Type ‘+tr’ then ‘sr’ and finally ‘c’. The chargen is currently unlocked to all players, due to testing, but you cannot reroll your current skills (except within one of the special schools).

Have fun,
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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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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Planned Server Upgrades

Hello all,

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Sorry for that. I’ve been enjoying life and have been, unfortunately, dragged away from the computer lately (real life commitments, etc). As such, I haven’t been able to work on the game as much as I would like. With this said, I will be working on the game again.

In any case, there are some server upgrades that will need to be done. I am scheduling the upgrades for tomorrow. The expected downtime will be between one hour, and an hour and a half, with a 30 minute cushion thrown in for the just-in-case aspects of upgrading.

If anyone needs to reach me during that time, I will be on the IRC server at irc.codealife.com #NewHopeMUSH and can be contacted there. Again, the maximum expected downtime tomorrow is two hours, but the actual upgrade should take less time than that. This downtime will affect both the game and the website.

Thanks,
Kimojuno.

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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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