“There’s been an awakening…”

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is rapidly approaching, so we are all extremely excited and ready for some fun.  We’ve kicked that off with a host of game play updates!  Additionally, December 12th marks Revenge of the Jedi’s 24th Anniversary! You read that right. We booted up our server in 1995 and there’s no sign of stopping.  Here’s a list of some of the events and new features you can see in the game.

December 12th Celebration

  • These bonuses will be in-game on December 12th, machine game-time (US Mountain Standard Time, you can see this with Date command).
  • All Player logging in on the 12th will receive a Reward for visiting.
  • Death Traps will be turned off, you will simply return to port as if you had a Japor snippet or similar item.
  • Subber Equipment loss will be turned off, you will not lose items to subber death on the 12th.

Episode 9 Release Date

  • Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker releases December 19th!!! You better believe we’re gonna be throwing up bonuses and maybe running some quests
  • Please, do NOT talk about the film on public channels until after Christmas. Use a private channel (pcom) for those that want to talk about it.
  • Respect other players right to see and experience the last chapter of the Skywalker Saga for themselves. Failure to abide by this will result at the very least in a long mute, if not more sever punishment at the whims of the Immortals. You’ve been warned!

Countdown to Christmas

  • On December 13th, our very special Christmas zone will open up on the planet Hoth. Enjoy the zone and its rare items for the 12 days leading up to Christmas day. Don’t forget to sip the egg nog!
  • On Christmas day expect more big bonuses to fill your day with Star Wars yuletide cheer!
  • We will keep our winter wonderland holiday zone open through December 30th this year! (The last day of Hanukkah)

Game Design Changes

Quick Kill
Players now have access to the quickkill command. This command will allow you to forgo having to type in the name of a mob to kill them, it will simply select the first mob in the room and you’ll start attacking it. This is great for just grinding mobs and not worrying too much about what you’re killing. But it could also get yourself killed if you’re not pay attention to who is in the room with you or if they walk in at the last second.
Jaster Mereel sneaks in…

Combat Rounds
Time between rounds of combat have been slightly increased to allow for more player actions and reactions.

Rent
Rent is no longer a function of rent price of your objects, but a set per diem price (5%) of your total credits. Cryo is an upfront price of 15% of your total credits. If you remain rented longer than your credits will last (20 days), you will not lose any items when you return to the game. However, you will have no cash

Quit
Quit now rents you from anywhere. However, it will cost you double the credits and you will return back to Port on Tatooine.

Corpses
Items left in a dead mob’s corpse will now disintegrate along with the corpse after 5 ticks. Player corpses will continue to leave behind their contents after deterioration.

Identify
Identify is now both a skill and a spell. While the skill is available to all players, it will require that you have a reusable scanner item.

Recall
Recall is now a skill that is free to use up until level 30. Otherwise, you may use it outside of combat and on a 30 second cooldown for 1% of your total credits. Single-use recall devices or passes will continue to work the same.

Healing Wounds
Healing your wounds at the Medical Guild now can be done without any credit cost. However, you can still pay credits and they will be healed rapidly. The experience point costs remain.

Primary as Lesser Classes
You are now able to join a primary class as your secondary or tertiary class if you have already reached level 100 in that class previously.

Bash/Sweep immunity
Previous stun immunity has been changed to stun resistance, based on mob level

Subber death
Subber death will now affect server deaths – servers beware!

Guildmasters
You are now able to practice, train, and gain levels from your original guild master as well as your subguild master. You now only must visit your subguild GM to join the subguild initially.

Auction stat
Stating an item being auctioned (aucstat) is now free of any credit cost.

Systems
Weapon/Ship/armor systems now slowly regenerate their ammunition over time or you can rapidly restock or rearm them with ammunition/resupply items.

Newbie gear
New players are given a reusable scanner upon creation. Also, the Newbie Handlight is now a permanent light source.

Teräs Käsi
You can now rejoin the Teräs Käsi lesser class again without the Skill Point cost if you have previously purchased it.

Clan Withdraw/Deposit
Clan bank accounts will no longer be directly accessible by players, in order to avoid them being used as personal piggy banks. Deposits and withdrawals will need to be coordinated with an Immortal.

The Halloween Mansion is open and the witches’ brew is brewing in the Halloween zone in the annual location just east of the Tatooine port. Sip the brew when it’s ready and hope to see some sweet, sweet bonuses running over Halloween. Our favorite mudding holiday!

While our numbers make epic player kill quest events difficult these days, expect to see some special baddies loaded up and wandering the mud in the coming week, probably loaded with tasty loot.


This party started way back on December 12th, 1995, and it’s still kicking! Come celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Revenge of the Jedi with bonuses, anniversary cake at the Mos Eisley port on Tatooine, and see Taksun about a bag of party favors!

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The witches’ brew is ready in the Halloween zone! Come have a sip to boost your damage output and stick around to run amok with some bonuses running through tomorrow night.

RotJ will be moving to an upgraded server between the hours 2AM and 8AM MST on May 10th.  The outage should only last about 30 minutes but should the game not immediately come back up, it could be down longer, as it’s likely most of us with access to the magic on button will be sleeping.

It should be noted that our physical IP address (66.85.147.85) will be changing with this move but the rotjmud.org:9400 address for connecting will still work.

Maybe we’ll put on some bonuses after the move, thanks for playing,

Raist

A big shout out to Foosha for building our newest large zone addition, the Imperial planet of Scarif.  Scarif, you may recall, is the tropical home of the Death Star plans a daring group of rebels attempt to steal in the movie Rogue One.  Foosha’s Scarif brings you in at the climatic high point of the battle with the Rebel fleet engaging Imperial Star Destroyers and desperately trying to bring down the planet shield gate as heroes on the ground battle to get their hands on those plans.  Most of the big names from the Rogue One movie can be found scattered around Scarif, if only you can bring down that shield gate!

With both space and ground combat in the high level 80-100 range and a brand new autoquest, Scarif is an exciting addition for high level players.  Go check it out,

Hyperspace Jump 909.

Congratulations to our newest immortal Croop, who joins the RotJ leadership ranks this month. Croop’s first contribution to Revenge of the Jedi is the new planet, Aaris III, a massive 759 room zone that he has worked on for a long time.

Aaris III was a jungle world planet planet located in the Outer Rim Territories and the home world of a reptilian society that flourished several thousand years ago. The civilization was destroyed by a relic that may still exist. The Aaris cities have fallen into ruin, mostly reclaimed by the jungle. At least one science team (led by Doctor Lancer Brunou) has been sent to investigate the ruins of Aaris III and the planet has become a point of contention between the Empire and the New Republic.

Croop’s Aaris III will allow you to investigate the planet yourselves, learn the fate of the Aaris people and no doubt, run across other investigative teams. Having looked over the zone myself, there is some fantastic trigger work on the rooms, mobs and objects making this place a lot of fun. So, if your looking for something new in the level range of 30-80, check it out.

Hyperspace Jump 202

ExplosionWith Star Wars Episode VII approaching, we are quite excited and ready to have some fun.  We’ve kicked that off with a host of game play updates!  As is usually the case when rolling out big updates, we took the opportunity to revamp our player and object files while we were in the code, which should make it easier for future enhancements to the game. So….are you ready to start a fresh adventure?

In addition to the approaching movie, December 12th marks Revenge of the Jedi’s 20th Anniversary.  That’s right, we opened our digital doors way back in 1995.  Here’s a list of some of the events and new features you can see in the game.

December 12th Celebration

  • These bonuses will be in-game on December 12th, machine game-time (US Mountain Standard Time, you can see this with Date command).
  • All Player logging in on the 12th will receive a Reward for visiting.
  • Death Traps will be turned off, you will simply return to port as if you had a Japor snippet or similar item.
  • Subber Equipment loss will be turned off, you will not lose items to subber death on the 12th.

Game Design Changes

  • Euthanize is now the name of the Surgeon’s long-awaited level 100 skill.
  • Beguile is the new level 66 skill for the Scoundrel skill class.
  • Repair Ship is a new level 80 Space Engineer skill.
  • Legend 10 characters now get a 50% bonus to exp earned while leveling after remorting
  • Group information with Group command has been aligned to be more readable.
  • Free gifts: After every 5th level gained (land and space), your Guildmaster will now give you a small gift token that can be redeemed for a potentially awesome random item
  • Swindling a mob without targeting a specific item now has a chance to obtain a random item based on the victim’s level.
  • Fortress of Hate now scales the damage it deals back to the attacker based on the Sith Lord’s alignment!

World Changes

  • Items sold in unlimited quantities by game shopkeepers will be marked as not salvageable. 
  • Cline’s Heir is a new Autoquest added to the game that includes an expansion to a couple of existing zones and other additions including an homage to RotJ’s birth mud, Death’s Domain, totaling roughly 420 rooms of content.  This quest is a blatant homage to Ernest Cline’s book, Ready Player One using some of Raistlin’s favorite things.

With this new autoquest, Raistlin is also holding a Quest of sorts.  The first three non-immortal players to finish Cline’s Heir will receive a reward at a time of his choosing.  As we just purged, this could take a bit of time to complete.  We are trusting that our immortal staff will not divulge any hints about how to start or complete this quest.

Bug Fixes

  • Poison skill was only working on wrist blades and should not again be working on all dagger weapons.

Halloween_AddressRevenge of the Jedi’s annual Halloween Haunted Mansion is now open for the season as is last’s year new installment, Elm Street, located in Southern Mos Eisley.  You can expect more bonuses, festivities and hopefully a quest or two leading up to our favorite time of the mud year.  Let’s play!