November 2006 Update
There's plent to mention this time around. Here's what has happened since April:
COMBAT AND GUILDS
Level 50 assassins can now wipe off a weapon they have poisoned.
Shotgun shells are now an available option for the ammo construct skill.
Merchants have a new level 19 skill - Rent Shop! On a first-come, first-serve basis, Merchants may now rent storefronts in commercial areas of well-to-do planets for a nominal fee.
As a result of the inclusion of the new rent shop skill, the levels of some HM skills have been changed:
Advanced Combine is now level 20.
Own Shop is now level 25.
Stock Store is now level 30.
Fling will now affect the current attacker if no arugment is given.
Merchants now receive a discount on Sluissi contracts as well as hulls.
Smugglers can now also forge Af'El Customs cards.
Torei has retired from being a Senator and will be greatly missed.
Nymmy was elevated from Applicant to Secretary. We welcome him to the wizard staff!
A new trailer park has been added to Ryloth, hence the need for the aforementioned shotgun shells. You've been warned.
Ivan has closed the HM quest from beta testing. Though it still has a couple of bugs in it, he is hoping that he will have it ready by Christmas-time this year. He is also considering other options for ways to determine HM-hood.
The mud had its first PK week in 4 years during July. A total of 232 kills were logged that month.
The inventory commands now have a -c flag which will show concealed items in the inventory list.
The hold command has been modified so that you can no longer give away held items or use them to construct (with the exception of a toolbox).
The toggles command now shows the setting of acceptaid.
Bank transfer messages should now show the donating players name and the amount transferred.
Players are currently voting in the annual player and PK polls.
Blacklaw became the 26th Hall of Famer, reaching the levels of 50/50/19 on June 7, 2006!
And finally, the Player Census information from April 10 - November 8, 2006:
- 555 players of level 5 or greater logged in.
- Percentage of players by race:
- Clawdite - 13.3%
- Twi'lek - 12.6%
- Rodian - 10.1%
- Defel - 9.7%
- Human - 8.7%
- Wookiee - 6.5%
- Noghri - 6.1%
- Falleen - 4.5%
- Gand - 3.8%
- Sullustan - 2.9%
- Sluissi - 2.7%
- Ithorian - 2.5%
- Mon Calamari - 2.3%
- Bothan - 2.2%
- Togorian - 1.8%
- Trandoshan - 1.8%
- Verpine - 1.8%
- Ewok - 1.6%
- Jawa - 1.6%
- Gungan - 1.5%
- Zabrak - 1.3%
- Gamorrean - 0.7%
- Bimm - 0.0% *
- Percentage of players by pk status:
- Army - 27.9% of players
- Navy - 1.8%
- Percentage of players by Jedi alignment:
- Light - 58.4%
- Dark - 41.6%
- Percentage of players by primary guild:
- Mercenary - 32.8%
- Scientist - 15.3%
- Pilot - 12.6%
- Assassin - 11.7%
- Smuggler - 9.9%
- Diplomat - 4.9%
- Slicer - 4.3%
- Bounty Hunter - 4.0%
- Merchant - 3.0%
- Jedi - 1.5%
- Percentage of players by secondary guilds:
- Scientist - 64.1%
- Jedi - 45.9%
- Smuggler - 23.4%
- Pilot - 17.3%
- Mercenary - 16.9%
- Bounty Hunter - 13.9%
- Diplomat - 13.5%
- Merchant - 7.4%
- Slicer - 6.5%
- Assassin - 3.6%
- Percentage of players by team:
- Rebel - 44.5%
- Imperial - 32.8%
- Neutral - 22.7%
- Percentage of players by gender:
- Male - 84.5%
- Female - 15.5%
* This does not indicate no players of this type. However, none logged in or were above level 5 during this period.