Posts Tagged ‘Zack’

February Donation Item – Hungry Ooze

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

What do you get when you mix experimental chemicals, cutting edge microbiotics, a pet rock, and random items from your inventory? Probably something like this month’s donation item.

It’s a one coin item, so not too much going on. Okay, there’s a lot going on, but not as much as if I’d let myself go nuts. More nuts.

Oh and, before anyone asks, there’s no special benefit from having the whole set. It’ll make more sense when you see the item. Tempting from a design stand-point, but jerky from a donation standpoint, so I avoided it.


Festive Knit Hat

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Zack has a new item available at his House of Coins in Southside, in case you’ve been cold with all the snow.

As a one coin item, it’s pretty straightforward. After the last podcast, I decided to try my hand at an actually simple item.

It shouldn’t be hard to use or require terrifying puzzlesolving skills, but it still isn’t quite what it appears at first glance… or second glance. The third glance should do the trick, though.

I’m pretty sure this is as simple as I can bring myself to make an item. Feel free to drop over to the forums to discuss it and tell me if I nailed the simpleness, need to try harder, or should stick to weaving complex layered narratives pretending to be item abilities.


Urban Legends, Vol. I

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The october donation item is in. It’s just a little something, not a huge block of content, but it has a lot of neat stuff going on.

A few things that you’ll probably want to know before deciding whether you want to grab it:

  • It grants the first permanent (cross-reset) skill.
  • It’s a one coin donation item, which means it’s primarily self-contained and focused on uses rather than content. It also means its mysteries shouldn’t still be bugging people in four months.
  • Its mechanics are inspired by Kingdom of Loathing’s Librams, so a huge shout out is in order there :) Thanks!

Before anyone asks about other skills being made permanent: Not yet.


Donation Items and Beta Reset

Monday, June 15th, 2009

After a lot of deep-thinking and soul-searching, we have a temporary answer to the question “I just donated, can I use my presents after resetting?” If you’re asking that question, go ahead and talk to Zack, he may have something for you.

For now, you’ll just receive your coins and puzzle boxes. I’m still not entirely clear on the path going forward, but wanted to get some sort of solution in for people.

So we’re 100% clear: this is just the plan for Beta. The final system that replaces it will have a lot more options, but probably will not include this one.

Thanks to everyone for their input on this. Hopefully this’ll take care of things for the time being.