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HUD Update Dec 27

More Ammo and more Health

locals and seeker=20 HP and 40 shots
guards= 200 HP and 200 shots
explorer=18 HP and 3 shots
shaman/healer=25 HP and zero shots

This is a test. If it works, it stays. If not we dial it back.

HUD Updte December 6 - the compass

touch your spirit (the green/yellow dot) and select "compass
You will find a map of the region you are at. On that map is your position marked by a bright red dot. This dot moves as you move inworld.

Points of Interest are marked in other colours. that way you can find what you seek even faster!

Tribe/Faction Leaders: if you want to be on that map, go to the mouthpiece please. It shall be done then.

Hud update December 2

Fixed Bug: Hovering after Experience-Teleport
 When using the HUD Teleport option, sometimes your avatar is stuck in a hovering animation. This is now fixed for the HUD teleports. The local gates (for example in the wisdom cave) will be fixed in time

HUD update Nov 12

Healers can now carry up to 10 curare arrows.

this was a mouthpiece request by Epi :)

another HUD update
since it is actually not a HUD (Heads Up Display) but a dot, and then again "the dot" sounds silly - the item that floats above your head now refers to itself as "spirit"

Hud Update November 7

Curare arrows changed. they will not take you down anymore but blur your vision.

Day of the dead

A look at the calendar will tell you which celebration lies ahead. No, it is NOT Halloween - we were asked if we allow Halloween at the Amazon. But in fact, an equally important date falls onto almost the same time:
Day of the dead (wikipedia: - in some religions also "all saints day" or, in Germany for example "Allerheiligen"
This is why the dead bodies are nabbed to the volcano. The Priestesses are preparing things in our event skybox - and YOU, all of you, are encouraged now to decorate until the weekend and then the following days
- your camp
- your body
- the areas

We allow each supporter for the next 14 days 50 prims (LI) extra (if there is space in your region) just for the decoration

Dia de Muertos is celebrated in many countries and in each it looks differently. Focus on Latin America and Mexico for your decoration please. Let your phantasy reign. And by all means: no pumpkins please!

We are looking forward t…

Roleplay class 2016, October

[12:03] Tantrica ღ: now, again, please at any time, always make a ? first, then wait until your name is called [12:03] Tantrica ღ: you can write ahead of course, just don't hjit "enter" [12:03] Tantrica ღ: good, we start.. part of this RP class will cover Roleplay in general [12:03] Tantrica ღ: and so, as we go there, we start with preparation [12:04] Tantrica ღ: your character, who do you want to be [12:04] Tantrica ღ: it is one of the things many people stumble at, they are "suddenly" in a roleplay area and have no clue what is expected from them.. [12:04] Tantrica ღ: and then one can meet for example the charming dancer and gigolo at a kidnap sim, trying to lure in the "victims" with nice words... and receiving rejection as reply... [12:06] Tantrica ღ: or you suddenly meet an astronaut at amazon.... [12:06] Tantrica ღ: or whatever else... [12:06] Tantrica ღ: so, going back to the start.. you want first to be clear about your own self character [12:…

HUD update September 10

"blessed protection" after healing=30 seconds instead 5 minutes
green can not heal yellow dot in combat
green can not bind
Healers will get a reward on each healing -> food

Healers get rewarded with food after healing. However, this requires a script command that puts the HUD on hold for 30 seconds.
So, the healing will come into effect with a short delay. It is not lag. It is a limitation made by LL, purposely. (and manageable, i think)

HUD update August 15

Healers and higher ranks will now get a live-feed of people being downed in the Amazon - as long as they are also online and at the Amazon.

News on Friday, August 5.

The weekend of the unleashed power! The Gods spoke: natives shall be allowed automatic guns and the white shall be allowed blow darts with poison darts! And if you all behave we will introduce it as permanent rule!

Food for sale! For those of you too weary to visit the Maze of Plenty, you can now buy food from the First Aid post at Rio Tapajos.

Get it while it's fresh - and form an orderly queue!!

New Wisdom Cave We revamped the cave. No more "Burning alive" and the design is made also in a way that translators will catch all data needed for those who do not speak the English language fluently.

New role: trader We will introduce this weekend the role "Trader". This role allows the following things:
1. preserve (canning) food - with a shelf life of 20 years.
2. sell that preserved food (for AZ coins)
3. sell fresh food (for AZ coins) in unlimited supply

Due to the impact that these roles have we will select a limited number to be traders. You can apply now to b…

The strange beast (HUD update)

A new game awaits you
(which was why we just right now updated the HUD)
It will serve those who love the hunt but it bears risks!
and a yellow dot is mandatory for it.
There are rumours going on about a strong beast... and we talk about.. really strong.. the tales tell if you capture it you will be rewarded, richly! but you can be harmed too...

Hud News August 2

The "far view guard" will now allow 150 meters instead of 50 meters. That way you can spot the birds easier.

Xibalba spoke - free food

A voice was heard in the Amazon, wailing in loud lamentation, the natives weeping for their loss of food. So the Xibalba spoke:
"I shall open the gate to the land of plenty! Find food in trunks, spread across the maze. Only for this moon!"

(Instructions: go here: -  use radar - find entrance. harvest food)

Hud Update July 19

as per request from the food meeting: soup gives now 5 HP (which means for most roles, restores to full health - and what is above your max health gets capped)

Error in "Can't find animation" fixed

HUD Update July 13

Sensor for falling is rougher and more forgiving
Anti Gravity (needed for one quest) and "slippery surfaces detection" is back

HUD news & new food system - July 12

HUD/DOT Update!

- far view hack encountered
- falling from height will damage you now
- easier crocodile hunt with boomerang

Food Update!

We have made a few changes to food as below:-

- food dispensers now drop at fixed places, rather than random spots.
- Supporters can grow their own corn - perhaps for the benefit of their tribe/faction (see below)
- Healers/Shaman can 'tend' growing corn to help it thrive and crop more.
- the old-->new exchange tables will be removed today
- the old fishing rod/ soup pan vendors will be removed today

Growing Corn - Guide

We are pleased to announce that Supporters can now grow their own corn - perhaps for the benefit of their tribe/faction.

Seedlings are available at a cost of 2 coin from the fishing hut in Baia Santa Rosa.

** You must be a Supporter to use this plant. **

Rez the plant and position it where it is to grow, then click it. Once you have planted your plant you must NOT move it. If you do so it will die (i.e. once planted, do not take it…

Hud News July 11

Effective immediately:-

Switch your DOT/HUD to green and you will still be able to hunt animals.
Range of weapons controlled to 10 - 96 m. only. Under 10m use melee.

Hud News July 7

A new weapons setting has been introduced - for testing.

- automatic guns can overheat
- if you are downed and healed, you are forced green for five minutes

- if you are shot while seated you get unseated (ty Harold for hinting to this bug)

New Quest July 1st

This is the first of a series of quests we introduce this summer.
Step 1: get a dreamcatcher.

Teamwork encouraged.

Hud News June 30

Today we release the following:-

1. Mining

You can now mine for rough cut diamonds and rough cut emeralds, using the same pickaxe that you use for mining salt. Hunt out the locations! The old mining site at Mama Allpa will be closed down.

2. Preserving Food

You can now buy an Amazon Smoker at the gardening hut in Lago Marimba. You can use the smoker on salted food items to add a further +20 days of shelf life!

3. Animal 'Hunting'
Animals/Wildlife can get meat / intestines from the water buffalo.

Still to come...

- Polishing diamonds and emeralds to give them increased value
- Freezing food items to preserve them.

Hud News Jun 27

Tuesday June 27th 2016
Today we release a number of enhancements for the Amazon. Please read below:-
1. HUD Update.
(i) The HUD/DOT menu will now open with the chat command /1hud as well as by clicking the DOT.
(ii) Food now delivers double the HP value that it did before.
(iii) 'old' food items (i.e non-expiring) will no longer be recognised as food by the HUD/DOT
2. Curare Arrows
Everyone can collect poison seeds from the poison seed shrubs (one Strychnos Toxifera, a small shrub with red fruit is located in each region). Healers will have to transform poison seed to curare arrows ,by using a mortar which is available at the healer shelf. Once the healers have been grinding one poison seed for 5 minutes they receive one curare arrow which they can give to a native. The native can load this curare arrow into the special curare blowgun (which you can pick up also at the fisherman's hut near the trade table in Tapajos) - on most indiv…

Priesthood of the Gods

A new role has been created at the Amazon River - Priest or Priestess of the Gods.

The Priesthood is hand-picked by the Gods themselves, chosen from those who are either Seekers, Guards or Shaman.   The Priesthood belongs to no tribe - their only allegiance is the Gods - and they are never armed.

The Priesthood speak with the authority of the Gods in all matters - additionally they can perform important ceremonies, such as weddings, baptisms, and so forth.

As they move amongst the People of the Jungle the Priests and Priestesses will keep a watchful eye on all things, helping those in need, reviewing minor disputes, encouraging and nurturing the lands and the people.

Those wishing to be considered for the Priesthood (male or female) should apply at the Mouthpiece of the Gods - you can also suggest names of those you think worthy of this important role.

Roleplay class February 15, 2016

[12:31] Edge (edgeofreason): Welcome to the Amazon River Roleplay Class - please follow these 'protocols' for the meeting.

If you have a question or observation type '?' in local chat - do NOT post your comment straight away, but wait to be invited to speak. This helps maintain the flow.

Please don't make side-comments during the discussion as it is distracting for the speaker.

Please remove all tummy talkers or other items that might spam local chat.

This session will be recorded and posted on the Amazon River Blog - your attendance here consents to your words being reposted.

Thank you and enjoy!
[12:31] Tantrica ღ (yt.recreant): Helo and thank you for your time that you made it to come to here..
[12:31] Tantrica ღ (yt.recreant): this class we do in irregular intervals, as the need arises and the mood strikes
[12:32] Tantrica ღ (yt.recreant): the questions that come up are always the same but that is also natural as the population "revolves" old residen…