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Problem fixed!
Published Date 2022-01-28T21:45:10

Well, the problem that kept cropping up last year seems to have been finally fixed.

Not to get too technical, but starting the Payara Microprofile server causes it to create a Root Configuration Directory in the /tmp filespace.

Apparently, this same filespace tends to get cleaned up somehow (?) periodically in Jelastic, causing some of the html files to suddenly go missing.

Adding the command line parameter "--rootDir ../payaramicro-rt" forcing it to use a certain directory fixed the problem.

See for more information here.

High Regards,

By Karn.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear!
Published Date 2021-12-31T21:46:13

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!

I hope Karchan will blossom in the year 2022. And I also hope that we all will be in good health! Cheers!

By Karn.
Release notes - version 2.0.10
Published Date 2021-11-02T21:46:22

Mudmail should work again. SSL Certificate extended, so that's good.

This is a boring release. I'll put something more here when I have the time.

Highlights

mudmail
Mudmail seems to work again. Incidentally it is once again possible to create an item based on one of your mudmails. I thought I'd have some fun with it, and define additional items you can create.
webpages
a number of webpages have been changed from javascript/rest/ajax crap, over to the Freemarker templates. This means I and the deputies can also change the look/feel of webpages that show dynamic data. Currently these are: persons, guilds, fortunes and status.

Release Notes

  • Fixed #150. Mudmail showed an internal server error
  • Removed a dynamic config property from the alternative docroots. I am hoping this fixes the problem the website develops displaying webpages after running some time. We'll see.
  • Mudmails can once again be items in your inventory.
  • Added items to create mudmails from.
  • adjectives field increased to 200 chars
  • changed running events, now they only run when somebody is online.
  • added a script to automatically extend LetsEncrypt certificates.
  • fixed some unit tests

See? Told you it was a boring release.

By Karn.
SSL Certificate extended again
Published Date 2021-08-12T06:28:59

The certificate has been extended for another three months (by me by hand). I need to automate this.

The certificate is now valid until November 10, 2021.

High Regards,

By Karn.
Introducing Chatlines and the return of other features!
Published Date 2021-05-20T22:22:01

Hello everyone!

Recently there have been a few new interesting updates to game, courtesy of Karn, that I would like to explain to you.

The biggest change is the introduction of CHATLINES.

Chatlines

In the past, groups that didn't have guild status had no chats available to them. There were also instances, for example, where someone wanted to be in a guild AND in another group, but couldn't join two guilds. This new functionality allows the deputies to program chatlines by attributes, which anyone can have.

I will be using the attribute/family family Barker for the examples below.

Say you have a family group that isn't a guild, called the Barker family. Deputies could create a chatline for anyone with the attribute 'barker' where those with the attribute have access to a private chatline just like a guild. Being part of a chatline will not interfere with your character later joining a guild, as they will still have access to the chatline due to the attribute.

Using it would look like this:

chat barker message.

[barker]Victoria: Hi.

You can also leave and join the chatline as needed for IC or OOC reasons by typing leavechat barker and rejoining by typing joinchat barker. If you want to be permanently removed from a chatline, just as a deputy to remove the attribute that gives you access.

No one can join a chatline without having the appropriate attribute, so if someone tries to joinchat barker, it will say 'Chatline not allowed.'

Chatlines can also have their colors customized within reasons. For a full list of available colors, reach out to me and I will compile one.

Other news:

Guild Colors and OOC Color

For a short time, guild colors and the ooc channel were the default color. Karn has fixed this feature, but with a list of preset colors to select from in the guild tab. The feature is accessible to guildmasters only. From a dropdown menu, you can select a color for your guild chat command. The colors there should look fine in both light and dark mode, but you can always change the color again as necessary/desired.

UNFORTUNATELY, that means that all guildmasters must now reset their guild colors to one from the dropdown menu, as they have defaulted to green, that's a small price to pay for having this functionality back. :)

New Races

When making a new character, you can now select from a wider variety of races. The ones on the list were the races that the Deputy Team thought were the most common in Karchan. If your character is not one on the list, a deputy can still be contacted to changes the stats (look) of your character, including whichever race is appropriate for it. Only ask.

New Races Available:


Human
Dwarf
Elf
Half-Elf
Selkie
Naga
Nymph
Centaur
Elemental
Anthro
Demon
Dragon
Fae
Mermaid
Orc
Spirit
Werewolf


A final reminder that race can be changed to anything if you make a reasonable request to a deputy.
A list the deputies with active status can be found here:
HELP - STATUS

Finally, a huge thank you to KARN for all of these new features and all of the recent work he's been putting into the game. If you see him around, be sure to thank him!

Questions about this blog post? I can be reached on Discord on the Karchan Server. My name should be listed as Victoria - Deputy of Karn. Even if you don't see me, I might be there, so feel free to tag me with any questions or concerns you have about this post!

By Victoria.