ANNOUNCE NEWS #2121
Date: 4/28/2013 at 0:51
To : Everyone
Subj: Clothing and Emotes!
Hello! We've got some changes to announce in regards to the way clothing
now works, along with a few other minor changes to emotes. Some of this
will be obfuscated, entirely backend material--but the bottom line is
that clothing now works better. So here you go:
Clothing has been reworked into a modular system. Expect new slots to be
more forthcoming when required, and the old slots to be reworked into
something more logical. At first, the new slots will mimic the old ones
in a 1:1, but don't expect this to be the case forever!
Additionally, an entire new ATTIRE system has been added to provide your
character's outfit with...well...a little more character! See HELP
ATTITE for further details. In short, you can now hide items being worn
from being seen (if you don't want them to be seen) or add a bit of
flair. If you LOOK ME now, you'll see how it looks by default.
You can now SIT AT <table> as a short-hand for sitting on the first
available chair/seat at the table in question.
WEAR/REMOVE have had 'emotes' added to them, such that you can now emote
in the same line as wearing or removing an item. The system has been
reworked to be less buggy, and consistent across all verbs that access
it, such as GIVE/DROP/PUT/etc. You can find more information in HELP
Speaking of emotes, using @item in an emote will now do something a
little special! Not only will it find the item and produce the
short_desc, it will also colour it, showing up to each respective
witness as their designated config color for 'Things.' Along with this,
we've added article/plural detection, such that the emote 'licks his
@hat' would produce 'Haern licks His foppish hat' rather than 'Haern
licks His a foppish hat.'
While deciding what you wear is very much an important aspect of looking mighty fine, deciding how to wear it, and when to show it, is just as important! To this end, many Aetolians decide to mix up their attire, often hiding their delicates in public, or showing their pride by wearing important items in unique and personal ways!
In order to change your attire, all you must do is use the following command:
ATTIRE <piece of clothing> <way of wearing>
Now, that might seem simple, but what do we mean by 'way of wearing?' Let's use an example. If we did ATTIRE MASK WORN OVER HIS FACE, it would show to others using LOOK as such:
(worn over his face) a simple wooden mask
Keep in mind that so long as your 'way of wearing' is less than 40 characters, and not entirely outrageous (LANGUAGE RULES will be enforced), it'll be permissible. So let's get a bit more creative:
(wrapped around his right bicep) a bandana bearing the symbol of Enorian
The ATTIRE command has several special keywords which will change how an item appears, or whether or not it appears at all. One of these is the 'concealed' keyword. A command such as ATTIRE <item> CONCEALED would prevent said item from being seen in almost all circumstances, though not in regards to viewing or interacting with the item in your inventory.
A list of these keywords:
CONCEALED - This will hide an item. (Certain items, such as artifacts, can't be hidden)
DEFAULT - Sets an item's attire to its default, eg: (worn on head)
If you forget how you're attired at any stage, don't fret. Either LOOK AT ME or use ATTIRE <item>.