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Merry Christmas

The staff of Illarion wants to wish all players of Illarion merry christmas and reflective days.

We are glad to see you if come to Illarion during holidays - some Christmas things are going to happen there...

Ho, ho, ho - Merry Christmas!

written by Alatar on 23. December 2007 06:02 pm

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New startpacks

Yesterday a few new start packages got included into the Illarion Account System. Those startpacks were created by Banduk. We thank him for his work developing the new packages and hope that the packages suport the access for new characters into the game.

written by Nitram on 18. November 2007 04:48 pm

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Serverupdate

We just performed a minor server-update (the first one since the server is stable!). Thereby we removed the bug that was responsible for the server crashes in the past days which was caused mainly by magic spells that take time to cast.


Furthermore we removed the bug that lead to your hitpoints and mana getting stuck at some value (if it happens again, please let us know!), a powerful new command for the scripts was added, some spelling mistakes were corrected and we implemented the foundations of a system to be able to see details of a character or monster.


We also want to thank for your great contributions to the new Wiki and ask more players to join in and help!

written by martin on 21. October 2007 09:41 pm

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Illapedia and NPC-language

Today I have news for you that are not directly related to server- or client-updates. Firstly, we set up a wiki and secondly we have developed a very simple language to script NPCs which is also suitable for non-scripters and non-programers.

The wiki should be used to help other players, especially new and inexperienced ones, to find their way to Illarion. That means that things you write there should be short and fitting for newbies rather than long and complicated RP-texts. A new player should find out what to do how in a very fast and effective way. Of course, you can also add detailed in-depth descriptions and tutorials for different crafts and whatever for more advanced users. Unfortunately, this wiki is very empty and not well-structured and a lot of translations (into german) are missing, we however hope that we can build something great together! Please have a look at what was done already to get a rough idea how to do it. You can find the wiki here:

Illapedia

The simplified scripting language for NPCs was already introduced on the main board. However it seems that a lot of people are scared off by the large number of available commands, some of which being a little complex and sophisticated. However, it is possible for everyone, no matter how inexperienced, to set up simple question-answer-NPCs! And this is what we would like you to do: Create some NPCs to make the map appear more vivid. It's up to you who these NPCs are, what story they have and why they are where they are, we totally trust in your imagination! ;)

Forum posting

Last, but not least a small comment: Lately we found that a lot of new players found Illarion. Some of them do have experience with roleplaying, others don't. We found that even players without roleplaying experience can become interested and good roleplayers when they receive a good introduction to the game. Therefore we added a new tag to the online-list, (N), indicating new players. If you meet one of these new players, be friendly, even if you find the name not to fit perfectly, help them and be polite.

written by martin on 20. October 2007 12:42 am

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News from Illarion

Dear players,
the Illarion staff is glad to announce various news and changes. Our developers succeeded in getting rid of three critical bugs. Those bugs caused the recent instability of the server. One of those bugs was responsible for 70% of the server crashes of the past year. We hope that the server runs stable from now on and that you have fun playing Illarion.

Furthermore, many changes were done on the scripts that influence the game, small and big ones alike. In the past week alone, 400 of such changes were done. A new feature that will be the offspring of amazing adventures are treasures. Rumor says that rare treasure maps guide the way to the riches, but beware! Treasures of gold and gems might be guarded.

GM Loralyn has left the staff. We would like to thank GM Loralyn for her work and her effort. We welcome GM Zuikden as a new gamemaster. GM Zuikden will take care of small quests that make our game so interesting. Also, our developers welcome a new recruit, Suteki will support the staff from now on.

Soon, a new rule will be published. This rule will deal with the available races of Illarion. We try to keep the number of rules as small as possible so that unnecessary restrictions do not limit the game too much. In this case, we want you to regard the background of Illarion as obligated. Also, we want to remind you on the current server rules. In special, two rules were "over-looked" by some players recently. It is strictly forbidden to abuse bugs for ones own favour. In special, unallowed multiplication of items resulted in some characters now being as poor as ronagan-temple-mice. Also, we have to remind you that you have to inform the staff immediatly when more than one player plays with the same internet connection (e.g. common wireless LAN, network in a dormitory, …). Otherwise, our automated multi account tracer assumes that both accounts belong to one player and both accounts are banned.

An article about Illarion was featured on www.rpgwelten.de, a german portal for virtual worlds and MMORPGs. We hope that many new roleplayers will find their way to Troll’s Bane.

http://www.rpgwelten.de/News-file-article-sid-128.html

We also hope that in future, other independent sites report about Illarion and the number of players rises. Taking this into account, we’d ask you to welcome new players and to show them the hooks. A newbie island will be introduced soon, so that the startup of the game becomes easier.

~GM Estralis

written by Estralis on 07. October 2007 09:49 pm

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