Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rio%20Grande/246/64/22 -  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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

HUD Update July 13

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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 back into your inventory and re-rez it).

The plant will grow over a period of 48 (RL) hours. When fully grown the plant requires 6 land impact. Please be sure you have enough free LI on your allowance!

It will crop up to 6 corncobs, depending on how much 'tending' it gets.

A plant can be tended by a Healer/Shaman by being clicked. A plant can be tended nor more than once every 30 minutes, up to a maximum of 6 times while it grows.

When your plant crops you will receive a notification - you can then click your plant to collect the crop. Once your crop has been delivered, the plant will die and you must buy a new one.

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 individuals one blow with one curare arrow will take them down.
3. Preserving Food
Anyone can now buy a pickaxe (50 coins from the fisherman's hut near the trade table in Tapajos). This axe can be used to mine salt (and later, to mine other minerals). It is good for 100 uses. When you have successfully mined some salt, you place it on the ground, rez an edible natural food stuff (i.e. not soup, not a spade but rather a fish or meat etc.) and then click the salt. The food item will have its life extended by 20 days. The salt can be used once only.
Remember: you can use the "Radar" button in your HUD/DOT to find Points of Interest. This button will also show you where to find the blow dart giver, the pick axe vendor and the mine rocks.
Still to come...
- Mining other minerals.
- Smoking food items to further extend their life
- Freezing food items to preserve them.

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