History of Loathing
We miss you Trog Dor, and thank you for this gift to the KoL community. - Bete Noire (#180553) & TavernWench (#358045)
Trog's original greeting: Below is the history of the online RPG parody Kingdom of Loathing. It gleaned from the Announcements and Trivial Updates pages, the forums, and the personal records of some players. Please msg me in-game (#33932) or on the forums for additions, corrections, and suggestions. Thanks are due up-front to Jick and Mr. Skullhead for a) this game b) not deleting the hundreds of old topics that have aided me greatly in this. A 'thank you' too to the folks who have filled in details and dates for me. Thanks to Chubbles and Qrrbrbirlbel for giving me a whole load of stuff to find out about and add. Special shout-out to Gigs for hosting this originally and BoozerBear for doing it currently.
- Trog Dor (#33932), October 18 2004
In other news, the Hall of the Legends of the Times of Old has changed somewhat -- instead of being limited to 30,000 Meat per day, it's now limited to 10,000 Meat times your character level.
You can now delete your profile by submitting the form with all of the fields blank. And there was much rejoicing. By Xenophobe.
Clan stat training purchases are now correctly affected by the moon phases.
There is 399B liquid meat in the game, another 36B in auto-sellable goods, and a total of 51 billionaires.
Changed /listen so it bolds the channel you are actually in.
Added "...is a proud bearer of a..." tags to profiles for Mr. A Jr's and Ms. A's.
Added [link] before URL's in store descriptions for hot hyperlink action.
l337 sn4x0rs are the first clan in many months to steal all of the goodies Crazen Markay's Madmen possessed - and keep them, making the sn4xors the new "Most Goodies-Rich Clan."
Modified password hashes so they change each time you login and are better encrypted.
There is 384B liquid meat in the economy, with 46 billionaires and 16,000 millionaries (roughly 1B meat/day is draining out).
In other news, Mr. Store and Trophy Hut have moved to Market Square (screenshot of the old layout).
Also, a bug whereby hennaliciousness didn't work properly when you spend more than one adventure at a time has been fixed.
Limited search results in the mall to the first 300.
Like Bartenders before them, Chefs-in-a-box now explode after extended use. Three new disgusting items are introduced: white chocolate and tomato pizzas, carob chunk noodles, and chorizo brownies.
You can no longer shop at a store owned by someone whose account has been disabled.
Fixed a bug that was allowing multiple reagents/noodles to be made from the campground.
Fixed a bug that briefly allowed anyone access to the dev server.
Fnord7's chefbot is permanently taken offline after many fruitful months of cooking for adventurers.
The Big Cannon in Town is relocated to the Cannon Museum.
New papaya picture! (old papaya graphic)
Names in player store log now link to profiles.
You can now forbid people on your ignore list from buying from your store. This can be changed from the manage store page.
Made player names clickable in stores' recent activity logs.
Added a trophy for having 500 lbs. of familiars.
I also added a minor feature to the chat macro system. If you put a "$$" in a macro, it'll replace it with the rest of your chat command, rather than just appending it to the end of the macro value like it does now. If you're the kind of person who will use this, that awkward sentence probably adequately explains it.
February's Monthly Special appears in Mr. Store - the Silk Garter Snake fights like a Cocoabo and snarls like a Potato.
31337 scrolls now may only be used after playing a certain number of turns.
Pay close attention when you are drinking. Some items now give more drunkenness than they used to. All of the people who accidentally overdrank before this announcement have had their drunkenness reset to 19. Turns will not cap out at 200 tonight, for the benefit of those who overdrank and don't log on before rollover. Tomorrow night everything will return to normal.
UPDATE: The booze revamp is pretty much done. There might be some more slight changes to the quality and stat gains of certain drinks, but the majority of things will stay the way they are now. Drunkenness was actually reset twice over the course of this day. Several new items are implemented, and drinks recipies are changed drastically. Base booze items now include Bottle of Vodka, Bottle of Gin, Bottle of Whiskey, Bottle of Rum, Bottle of Tequila, and Boxed Wine.
A new skill, "Advanced Cocktailcrafting," is implemented. Disco Bandits alone are capable of making drinks containing Little Paper Umbrellas or their newly introduced equivalents, Magical Ice Cubes and Coconut Shells.
Ent Cider and Stone of Xtreme Power no longer drop.
A change has been made to the way damage absorption works. It was previously possible (pretty easy, actually) to get your absorption percentage over 100%, which is obviously not the way things should've been. You'll take slightly more damage from monsters close to your own level, now.
Also, I added a Moxie boost reagent potion to fill in what I believe is the final gap in the reagent potion structure. Thanks to ShadowsLight for pointing out the need, and to Karl Dark for suggesting the name. Megrimlock hosts St. Skeletor's day as an answer to Valentine's Day; Many people send out skulls as gifts.
Borax The Clean, HeyGurlfriend, Mick, One Winged Goose, c00c00c00, Kavall, Fujiko, Mikel, and Spazworrier are all made chat mods.
Stable leaks images of the Naughty Sorceress's Tower crumbling.
A slew of items are denoted "quest items" and are flagged unsellable/untradable.
Marshall finds a post-ascension bug that allows him to reach level 69 in one day.
Tonu has now found 3 Talismans of Baio in 3 days.
If you search for an item, and the price when you enter the store is different than the price the search showed, you'll now get an annoying confirmation popup. Now there is absolutely no excuse if you get "scammed" by somebody switching prices back and forth in their store.
OhGodTheRats and Alecat are made moderators of "Fan Stuff."
Also, the Deep Fat Friars' Quest has been bumped up to level 7, and the difficulty of the monsters in the area has been raised accordingly.
Fnord7 and the Trade Foundation jointly announce the triumphant return of Chefbot. It operates on a much more limited scale, to conserve its Bartenders and Chefs- but it is still capable of mixing 5 drinks and cooking 3 dishes per player, daily.
Over the last few days, the "Week of Drunken Loving" was so well recieved that Jick creates a new custom item- N.O. Beer- and gives one to each member of Noblesse Oblige. The 42 beers cannot be consumed, and cannot be kept by Noblesse's membership. They are given out to honor KoL's "Unsung Heroes."
You can now edit your chat macros all at once, from the Account menu.
Combat change: All ranged weapons (accordions, crossbows, and a few others) now use Moxie instead of Muscle when determining whether you hit or not. Crossbow Fever, having been made irrelevant, was changed -- it now just increases your chance of hitting with a crossbow.
Also: The way HP is calculated has changed in a significant way. No matter what class you are, your HP is now based on your (buffed) Muscle in the same way that your MP is based on Mysticality.
Also also: There's a new Pastamancer skill (at level 5) that gives a passive 25% bonus to maximum HP.
Also, additionally: The damage done by Sauceror combat spells now increases with Mysticality to a higher level than it did before.
And then: Your Max HP will never go below what it would be at your base Muscle level, so negative effects (like Beaten Up) won't affect it as much. The same change has been applied to MP.
The pixel potions have been made somewhat more effective.
Last night, the Enchanted Flying Oyster hid his magical eggs all over the Kingdom. Grab a basket and see what you can find!
New items implemented: Oyster Basket is available at the Demon Market, and adventuring with it equipped can result in finding Oyster Eggs of various sorts. A temporary leaderboard for egg-finding appears on the front page.