Age of Reptiles MUD
 

The consent and mating system, along with a revamped layeggs skill code, have been reinstated into the game this week. Consent has been overhauled and has been turned into a mating only code command and all of the "xsocials" have been renamed to be easier to use and generally more intuitive.

Keep in mind that only characters of age 14 and greater can participate in the mating system and only females of age 14 and higher will be given the layeggs skill because of this.

A new skill, circle, is in play and available to characters at level 40 and I am presently looking at other new skill possibilities.

The Egg Mountain area is live, now, and, with it, access to the Eden Lake area as well. The Eden river can now be travelled from its source (a huge waterfall) to to its terminus at the river delta. Next on the list of areas are those that lie on the southern side of the Eden river.

As an extra "treat" feature, the wonderful Starmap snippet written by Nebseni of Clandestine MUD and ported to Smaug by Desden, has been added to the AoR codebase, too. Type help starmap to see more info and make sure you have ansi ON to enjoy this feature when the weather is right.

Mika has been promoted to builder status and will likely be working on the waterfall cavern area, while Jarron will be working on the western forest that is adjacent to the Duskfall home area. I will probably begin work on the T-Rex nesting area that is south of the Red Claw pyramid.

 
 

First off, I would like to thank Diga for the hard work and creativity that has been put into the AoR banners. They look totally awesome and I am still looking at avenues of application for them.

We have had a few new players join us and try the mud out. Some of their characters have met untimely demises but such is the nature of the game. The Tribal Warfare story is packed with the deaths of characters, deino and other alike, and the mud does mirror this reality.

Regarding this, I would like to stress the importance of following the rules in place about death (see, help death) and hope that those players who have lost a character can only learn from their mistakes or come to terms with the brutal life in the realm of Pangaea.

Please, try to create a new character with a different name so that any other players associated with the deceased one do not become confused. Try not to become discouraged!

As far as other players are concerned, I am still hoping to see some of our veterans return.

Voting has been regular and we are holding fast to our ranking with improvement being gradual. Ranking will definitely help the mud get more attention but a review of the game will garner even more. It has been brought to my attention that topmudsites.com is no longer supporting reviews, so a new site, mudpages.com, might serve in this capacity. Writing a review for the mud will also earn a player RP points as a "thank you," so consider submitting one!

 
 

I think this might be the fifth attempt at running AoR and I believe the mud's origins lie somewhere in the spring of 2004. Since the beginning, I have met some great people and seen the best RPing around. I have been lucky enough to garner the attention of Age of Reptiles fans as well as those brave enough to learn about the setting, with both willing to accept a somewhat daunting challenge to their RPing skills.

Contact has been remade with my good friend, Jarron, and I can only assume it to be of  the best fortune as I couldn't ask for a better partner.

I have consolidated the members of Duskfall into Red Claw, per forum suggestion from a couple players last go around, in the hopes that RP will be more easily found and, perhaps, the MUD can build up from that point more easily, too.

The forums (z9.invisionfree.com/Notes_from_Pangaea) are still open and usable and I encourage any players to use it as well as the blog here. I will be posting important notices, news and such here, myself.