Wowee! I haven’t posted here in quite a while. And I started about this time last year it seems. Anyway, I -would- make this longer if I had time, but I have to leave like right now. Just searching through Google for stuff on IC players. Not to cheat on quests or anything, just to read up and find stuffs. Anyway, hopefully more later!
There have been a TON of major updates to the Fairy Garden.
1) MCP-Server finally sent me an email saying they were shutting down free service at the end of October. So with this confirmed, I opened up a new service with Vermaxhosting. And they didn’t let me pick my own port, so the online service, whenever it’s on is at:
2) I’ve also been hosting the server from my own laptop with a free DNS thingy.. That is at:
3) We have a new player: Lynara, from Achaea, who has actually been debugging a TON of stuff within the last week. It seems to be her area of expertise. But of course, I’ve told her not to break the world..just a few bugs at a time please!! 😉
4) We’ve upgraded to 1.8.4p1. Fun fun.
5) I want a TON like I said I had, so here’s a fifth bullet point.
Anyway, I can’t think…no wait. oh here’s something else.
6) The localhost fairygarden.no-ip.org one even has a nice website with wiki and Shimmie and I already announced this didn’t I? Yes I did. I recall seeing the Shimmie tag in one of my previous posts. Never mind. Carry on.
Anyway, I can’t think of anything else right now..so take care and have fun.
The Herb Guide is now updated to version 3! This includes a nice script that will price up groups of herbs for your shop’s stockroom. It also gives you a line to paste in for a ‘drop all groups of this type and number and price them all at the price calculated.’ Note that the cells that concatenate the paste-string together are multiple-line cells, and will be injected with quotation marks at the beginning and end, so those will need to be stripped off in a text editor before pasted into your stockroom script. Also, note that the gdrop alias I wrote is a client-side script that drops a number of groups all in a row without balance loss. This is the best thing for stockrooms, as someone can break in relatively easily if someone is inside. https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AkNBf7ic_0CMdDN3RXRPZjAzSHl2bEdLQmhDN3FiR3c&authkey=CNSwvbAI&hl=en
Now that Firien’s found my herb guide, I got to thinking about it a bit and came up with a great new idea! How about if I make it calculate prices by using a discount percentage!
So I did. I added another page to the price guide that will allow you to enter friend discount, house (org) discount, and everyone discount from the Oakstone minimum. And this will ripple all the way through everything in your list.
Also, I added another column that lets you set an absolute minimum you will be willing to part with the herb for. For the economist, this is a price floor. If the discount pushes the final price below the minimum, the minimum will kick in and force the price back up. Of course, this is a requirement in the case of Mending and Restoration which require Rurin-set diamond dust and a set gold value respectively.
In addition to all this, I did a few minor edits that prevent you from selecting and editing the grey areas. However, I haven’t done this for copyright reasons and so the sheet protection is without a password. In Excel, you can just Tools/Protection/Unprotect Sheet and everything will be normal.
Anyhow, these new features have been added to the whole file. The old one is still included if you don’t like the new features.
I suppose you still want it, eh?
Here it is: [<Herb Price Guide v2.xls>]
I never write on this thing. Why should I? Because Firien says I should. So I will. I’m writing here!! Yay! And THAT is all. Well, no it’s not, but I’m happy enough for now.
So I was playing on Kongregate a bit and ran across this link!
Yes, it’s a dumb RPG game, totally under-par with Achaea and horrible with graphics, but I find it kinda fun and I like having something easy to come to after a long hard day of losing out in Achaea or some other crazy ordeal.
I love websites. I love how they don’t work sometimes and you have to find backups!
So I’ve been trying to get my fairy garden thing together. But my free host keeps shutting off..like…they run out of money to keep it online, so they just turn the server off or something. Therefore I have kind of switched over fully to my backup system. It’ll be easier to maintain anyway.
And on top of THAT, I can create a better fully-featured website to provide an information portal.
The information for the new server is:
It will not be on every day all day for a number of reasons, but if it is on, everything will be available to you.
Whee!! New boat! I bought myself (after probably a year or more of saving up) a windcutter.
I didn’t know about that neat prompt line either until I got on board for the first time and then I freaked out. And I’ve written a really neat MUSHClient miniwindow script to display all the information from the cryptic prompt into a graphical format! Lemme see. I have a screenshot around here someplace.
It’s a screenshot of a test run in the Fairy Garden where I can put my own values in and that’s why there’s 15 wind but I’m not moving at all…But in any case, that’s what it looks like!
Current goal: catch up all the deepsea bait Stephine gave me yesterday, plus the stuff I caught myself, which is like 30-40 total. And also, work crew wages down to something more reasonable (it’s at like 210g per day right now and I noticed that the house ship is super-low and the crew is happy with it anyway) without dropping below simmering mood, which is where they’re at right now.
Yay! How fun is this! 🙂
I’m not entirely sure if more recent versions of MUSHClient have a built-in wait function, but back when -I- started, here’s how we had to make it work.
Change your Send To: to ‘Script.’
In the Send box, type the following to initialize a wait:
wait.make (function ()
Note("Five Seconds since other command.")
Remind myself! Let me step myself through ZMud really quick so I know exactly how to write it out here :D.
So after installing and what-not, you’ll get a window that shows a list of MU*’s to connect to (especially if you told the installation to include sample MU*’s). Anyhow, you’ll use the New (+) button up at the top, change the host to fairygarden.mcp-server.com and the port to 3349 and then click the big Save button. If you get MUDConnector.com listings, don’t click through them because that’ll just change all that information that you just entered.
Once you’ve saved it, you’ll see a new icon in your list that says, “fairygarden.mcp-server.com.” You can now edit this and see a few more fields to change like the Name which might be something like “The Fairy Garden.” I added a custom icon I created from a fairy avatar I found someplace also. This is done by clicking the big square button with the default icon on the right. If you so wish, you can also pull down the Type drop-down and change it to Mush, although this is probably only for sorting and searching purposes.
Once you’ve edited it like you want, you can hit “Save” and then “Connect.” Now the connection window will disappear completely and the world window will open. From here I’d suggest possibly loading the map file I’ve created. This is located at http://cid-95ca1e074aa3e174.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/.Public and is that FairyG.mdb file. Download the file to some reasonable location which you don’t expect to move it from, then click the Map button in ZMud. It’ll open a new blank map. Do File>Open and browse for the mdb file that you just downloaded.
Load it and it should open up the map with the active room as the last room I just edited. It’d then be best to search around, most likely in the World zone, for the room where you are at. If you do a THINK LOC(HERE), you can find the dbref of the room that you are already in and then search the map for that room. The map rooms also have dbrefs associated with them, but should not be confused with the default room numbers which are autonumbers given to them by ZMud itself. BTW, if you are starting out as a completely new player, you’ll start in Room #0, which in the Map is Room #606 (Before the Cave of Creation), located in the Limbo Zone. If you right click this room and look at Properties>Other, you’ll see that VNum has been changed to 0 to reflect the DBRef of the room. In any case, find your current room, right click and Set Current Position.
Note: This map is not PERFECT, as some exits will lead to random locations where the map will not be able to anticipate. Therefore, it might be useful to play around with your map follow options and stay on Safe or Slow mode and research on how to trigger your location with the room number. Of course, as a mortal player, you’ll not see room numbers by default, and many of the room names are duplicates of many other room names, so that’ll take a bit of work on MY part. Maybe I should make sure that the room number is included no matter if you have the flag set to see them or not.
Yay! Hope this works! If you have any questions, ask….Sevilla. She’s better at ZMud than I am. I like my MUSHClient ;).