Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

The Growing Net

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

While most hackers have chosen a side, either beating back the viral menace or building towards a viral renaissance, others have been applying the lessons of the battle against the virus to their normal goals of subverting as many sites as possible.

Meanwhile, Extract Data and Intercept Data got a bit of a facelift. They now provide better feedback if they’re overwriting data from a previous use. Thanks to Argeth and Elliotbay for the suggestions.

And the for The Tar Pit has been moved back to it’s status as learned from the wilds of the Net as a quest recipe, rather than by experimentation. Thanks to Al for pointing that out.

Also a huge thanks to Kieliszek, Thrillhouse, Mag, Cryptodynamic, Metro, Arkaim, Factitious, and Borkman for helping me hunt down some of my innumerable typos. Keep fighting the good fight!


New Year’s Cleaning

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new, as they always say. In this case, the old are bugs and typos. And the new are probably more bugs and typos… but different bugs and typos so it works out.

  • Added additional feedback about status in the Lo’s Investigation quest. Thanks Kazimir and Jesse!
  • Learning deeper poetic truths now gives you a message mentioning the item upgrade. Good suggestion, mr_stark.
  • Corrected an error where seasonal reset prizes might get handed out early. Wooo! Go Factitious!
  • Roomsweeper now interacts with Shotgun Blast. And all is right with the world. Thanks, Mag!
  • Clarified the error message when you try to view an item from someone’s profile that isn’t wearing that item any longer. Don’t worry if that didn’t make sense, but thanks to Argeth for cleaning up that little corner of Metroplexity.
  • And fixed up a bug from trading for mushrooms that’s been hanging around since the Docks Quest update. Good catch, Wiegieman!

And thanks to Xerf, Metro, Striper, Argeth, elliotbay, Arkaim, Mag, rxzambrana, and especially Factitious for nailing down some typos.


Happy November!

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Halloween has come and gone, but a few new friends are here to stay (in the Happy Hour). Thanks to Glass for getting that thought process moving.

We’ve also got some other updates:

  • Old messages are now deleted based on how long it’s been since they were read, not since they were sent. Thanks to Morwen for the suggestion.
  • Simple crafting now allows you to use recipes at 0 Energy. Thanks for the bug report, Fashtas!
  • Expanded the quest log for the Slags Antidote quest a bit. Thanks Perrers!
  • Bait Bluegill should now interact correctly with other baits. Good eyes, Mike_Liviar!

Thanks to Cryptodynamic, Mag, Nyther, Antone, Al, Happy Yeti, GoldS, Metro, and Factitious for typo fixes (Halloween and otherwise).

Apologies if I missed any updates. The last few weeks have been a little hectic :)


Con Catchup and Paper Mache

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Have a couple of crafting changes, along with some catchup on bug reports from the con.

First off, crafting:

  • There is now a “simple” crafting section. For the moment it just contains paper mache recipes. But that means there are paper mache recipes.
  • Also, any recipe that you know but can’t be used due to a special requirement will say as much. Thanks for the suggestion, Llamaman.

And some bug fixes:

  • Having three enemies in hacking no longer breaks targeting. I can’t imagine where Vholes Piper could have run into such vicious defenses.
  • Corrected an old bug where Hawk would try (and fail) to attack you upon joining up. Thanks for the bug report, TheManStark!
  • Fixed a few errors in the Sewer Hideout with choices giving inappropriate results. Thanks to Xerf and xKiv for reporting those.
  • Arthur won’t try to decrypt the PDA once he’s already figured it out anymore. Good catch, RazielSonofKain!
  • Corrected a problem with the Twisted Raven’s Withering Gaze, thanks to Vholes Piper.

Also corrected a parcel of typos from Metro, Vholes Piper, Llamaman, Metro, TeKRunneR, Argeth, and Tullus. Thanks everyone!


Helping Hand

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Okay, a couple of friendly additions for new players today:

  • There are now combat hints from when you start out to when you start including new techniques in your deck. This covers basic Chain creation, some strategy, and interface stuff.
  • There’s also a backstory blurb when you first log in (or reset).

The combat hints won’t fire if you have hints turned off in the account preferences. If you want to see them as an existing player, turn those on, then switch to a deck with the four basic techniques.

If you want to see the new blurb, go to Southside :)

Also fixed some bugs:

  • Corrected an ancient issue causing negative duration buffs. Thanks Llamaman!
  • Officer Stone can now be unlocked properly again. Thanks for doublechecking with me, Xerf, I appreciate it.
  • Pain Incarnate can now hurt you. Thanks for the bug report, Cryptodynamic.

And some typo fixes thanks to xKiv, Cryptodynamic, Sir Cheddar, Metro, Mag, Argeth, Glass, Happy Yeti, and Vholes Piper. Seriously! Nine players! Go go team typokiller!


Other Updates

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Along with the donations page, I’ve managed to sneak in some other changes and fixes.

  • There is now a Completed pane of the Quest Log. Thanks to Metro and razielsonofkain for the suggestion.
  • When loading the login page, the username field should get focus automatically. Thanks bonbon for the suggestion.
  • Buffs granted at the end of combat shouldn’t decrement right away. Good catch, Argeth.
  • On the Docks, the two choice encounters with dockhands (for coffee and armwrestling/fishing pole) have been combined into one. Thanks for pointing this out a while back, razielsonofkain.
  • Gangs with quotation marks should now display correctly in player’s profiles. Thanks Olaf!
  • The gang description preview should no long display the BRs to go along with your newlines. Thanks for the bug report, The Kitchen Sink.
  • Also, thanks to Mag, The Kitchen Sink, Argeth, DanBob, and Wyrd for some typo catches! Yay Typos!

Also a couple fixes on the new University update:

  • The quest log for the extended Hawk subquest shouldn’t jump ahead if you’ve calmed down the Quad. Thanks Wyrd!
  • When defeating The Hammer, he will not display debug information, as appropriate as that may be for his character :) Thanks Lord Finisher and Olaf!
  • Hawk will still be available to talk about your friends after the Trouble on the Docks quest. Good catch, Starwed.


Recent Updates

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

I haven’t been keeping up as much with posting updates as I normally am, due to the Gang Warfare work. But here’s the list, as best I recorded:

  • Buffs in the character pane will be sorted by how much Energy they have remaining. Good suggestion PaidPiedPiperPal.
  • Multicrafting (and other activities taking multiple energy) will now tax buffs as they should. Thanks for the bug report, Wyrd!
  • You can no longer deal negative damage with Area of Effect attacks. Thanks Valliant, for the catch.
  • Lo should now be satiated with one Eclipse. What a lush. Thank you, Mr. Green for pointing this one out.
  • We also have a helping of typos from Harrakan, RikiTikiTavi, PaidPiedPiperPal, Argeth, and Metro.


Minor Updates and Fixes

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Just wanted to give a quick rundown of the updates over the last few days. Life was kind of busy over the weekend, but really got to crank some stuff out today.

The biggest change on my side that won’t affect people directly is another layer of potential customization with choices. Basically, it’ll be really streamlined for me to add options that only appear sometimes. Which, as you can imagine, allows for some cool stuff. Special thanks to Cryptodynamic and Man Mobile for helping work out some of the initial bugs with the change.

  • Players with a space in their user names should now be able to use the password reset form. Thanks for the bug report, Sir Cheddar.
  • The notification that you posted a gang message now won’t imply you put slashes everywhere. Thanks The Kitchen Sink.
  • Valera’s been poking around and helped me resolve some issues with trying to equip unequipple items and talk to contacts you don’t know. Thanks Valera!
  • Your credits listing on the left will now automatically update when you buy something from a store. Thanks for the note, RBK!
  • There is now a Rest More option at the bottom of the rest page. Thanks for the suggestion, Xkiv!
  • The chess book now only costs 1 Energy (down from 2).
  • Getting dunked in sewage now has a bit more effect than before.
  • And thanks for a bunch of typos fixes from The Kitchen Sink, PaidPiedPiperPal, Metro, and Lester.

That’s it for now. The Gang Warfare updates are coming along nicely. The main batch of content is done, but I still need to do some coding for the new hideout upgrades and new Techniques.


Today’s Updates

Friday, May 8th, 2009

A couple more updates, actually spread out over the last few days.

  • Requesting a shipment from Dr. Thomas pre-reset won’t be delivered post-reset. Good catch, Lord Finisher.
  • Hitting enter in the multi-use fields will hopefully now work in IE6. Thanks for the bug report, A Naked Jew.
  • The caffeine IV energy gain now has a random component that’ll bring it’s energy/body more in line with other caffeine sources.
  • The Spectral Curse should go away properly at 0 Energy now. Thanks PaidPiedPiperPal.
  • Running and hiding (respectively) from the SD1 in the Midgard Warehouse shouldn’t cause hiding and running now. Thanks Valera.
  • And typos in from Cryptodynamic, A Naked Jew, and another couple batches from Metro. Thanks everyone!

I’ve been letting myself get side-tracked a bit with the PvP update and really fleshing things out. It’s taking a while, but I think the end product will be worth it.


Today’s Updates

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Have a nice crop of updates this morning.

  • First off, I added a ‘hint’ for what Techniques can advance a chain (thanks for the suggestion Nytmare). If you’re not seeing them, you’ll probably need to clear your cache. I’m curious what people’s thoughts are on this: good learning tool, nice reminder, confusing, too intrusive?
  • The header pane will now autorefresh every five minutes or so (checking for new messages). Thanks to Mag for the suggestion here.
  • Gang hideouts will no longer help you in the Ghost Ship or Beneath the Charnel House. Good suggestion, PaidPiedPiperPal.
  • I changed the method of getting the Brutality Technique slightly. You should see less of them and have more control over how many you see. The Kitchen Sink kicked this off, but blame me if you don’t like the implementation :)
  • The ghost ship should now lock properly after you finish the quest. Thanks Mag.
  • I added information about targeting to the Info page, which was sorely lacking. Anything else that seems like it should go in there, drop me a line. Thanks to The Kitchen Sink for the note here.
  • And a heaping helping of typo fixes courtesy of Man Mobile, Metro, Prestige, Mag, and Argeth.

Thanks everybody! I’m going to hide in a hole and bang out some PvP changes. Any feedback on the question mark ‘hints’ (or anything else, for that matter) is appreciated.