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's 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.
- Trog Dor (#33932), October 18 2004
Market Square got a revamp because it was getting crowded and looked kinda funky. The fountain in MS is actually labeled "The Gigantic Superfluous Fountain." Fantastic.
Update: You now have the ability to remove buff effects from yourself (for free) in your Character screen. In the Effects list, each buff will have a [shrug off] link next to it.
All "buffs," as defined by existing in the "Use Buff" section of the skills page are shruggable, regardless of the source. For instance, you can cast Ode to Booze on yourself, drink, and then shrug the effect off to replace it with another AT buff. Effects from other skills (leash, moxie of the mariachi, etc.) or items (WANG, candy, snowcones, etc.) are not shruggable.
Smile of Mr. A is an exception, you can shrug it off whether you get it from a buff or from a box of sunshine.
OMG, this makes hardcore easier!!11 But seriously, my multi will now never make it to level 6 without real pants. (Meat pants don't count.) There are 7 melee weapons, 6 ranged weapons, 7 hats, and 6 pants. Cost is 30 meat for the lowest level (power 10) item to 1125 meat for the highest level (power 150 for everything but pants=140).
Announcement: March 05 - A bunch of new skills are now available from your friendly neighborhood Guild Trainer. All classes now have skills up to level 14, except Turtle Tamers, who only got a level 13 skill, and Accordion Thieves, who got their skills all the way to 15.
You could briefly put on more than three songs. ZOMG, this makes hardcore easier111!1
This is all he does right now, but there'll be more in the fullness of time. Also, I was just kidding. No non-dorks play this game.
Xenophobe had been mucking about with chat commands already, and this was added in so you can view which clannies are online without having them all on your friends list.
Update: Hot on the heels of /clannies, there is now an account setting which allows you to get notifications when your clan members log in.
Works just like the friends list notifications, but was borked for the first day or so and sent you notifications even if you weren't online.
Advanced Funkslinging caused some issues with the rememberance of items during and after combat, apparently, and so they fixed it.
Announcement: The clan rank and permission system has been revamped. You can read about the changes in this forum post.
The dictionary that was once able to be sold was changed to the "facsimile dictionary." The description may or may not have changed, can check on that, but the only logic I can see behind this is people not mistaking one for the quest item. "Duh."
The clan log is now divided into Stash Activity, Expenditures and Miscellaneous. Clan Activity Log seems to show whitelist activity as well as applications and acceptances/rejections.
Pretty simple, you can make sure all your clannies have a specific colour without all being on your friends list. Your contact colour overrides it for friends who are clannies.
Eyedrops, pet-buffing spray, nasal spray and others were added to the store. The spray adds 5lbs to a familiar, so the Elite Outfit suddenly became way more useful.
Generally viewed as the best April Fools joke ever. An item that did not disappear, McPhee's Grimoire of Hilarious Item Summoning. It was later mentioned that they would keep adding stuff to it, making it slightly more useful.