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Message System Update
« Topic Start: August 06, 2018, 06:32:39 PM »
Much of this update (which has been in the works for over a year now) is behind the scenes, improving things for the devs in ways that (we hope) will never have to become visible to players. However, there are several things that will be very noticeable.

  • All scribe note hashes have been removed. Scribe notes of all types are now shared through an Attachments system. You can attach scribe notes to messages either from your Scribe Notes page, or from the Attachments pane you can expand directly beneath the box where you write your message.
  • Similarly, Adventurer hunt sharing has been moved over to the Attachments system (and the hunting pages have gotten some minor aesthetic improvements).
  • Message signatures from nobles outside your realm will include a visual cue as to your realm's relationship with theirs.
  • The bug that caused long messages to be silently cut off, rather than warning the player, has been fixed. The game will now save up to 20,000 characters of your super-long messages, while indicating for you where you have to cut off to fit in the 5,000 character limit.

In about a month (once all the existing messages are finished going through the system), we will also be putting live some of the last code Tom worked on for BattleMaster before moving on to Might & Fealty: updated message-writing and message-reading pages. These are currently still unfinished, but have actually been available for general testing for years now. You can find the New Writer and New Reader in the /experimental/ area and test them out for yourself (you will want to copy those links) and give feedback, but be aware that they are still not fully complete.
Timothy Collett

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