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  • 2014-10-05

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    Yay, it's time to party! Today the yearly celebration of the Mine Town Revival weeks start at the dungeon entrance north of Semos city. We have fun games, food and drinks. The popular Sokoban game and paper chase are back as well.

    Semos is decorated in a mystic theme. But keep your eyes open, there may be real secrets hidden behind the scenes. For example, Ados children are passing cryptic messages forth and back about their observations.

    There are, however, other forces at play, too, pushing hard for more transparency. If your computer is fast enough, that is.

    You can also read the full full change log.

  • 2014-06-02

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    The librarians have been busy collecting information from all around the world to create an easily accessible encyclopaedia, including entries about creatures and items, quests and achievements, as well as guides about the world and for players. They even created a register of residents.

    But knowledge alone is not wisdom. Those librarians couldn't be that wise without the experience they gained for years. Equally, real warriors need to seek out into the world to become truly effective fighters. Therefore trained warriors with high attack and defense skills but little experience will notice that they are less efficient until they gain some experience. Average players, however, will not be affected by the change.

    If you need a break from studying and training, you can join us in the new garden in Fado city and relax for some time while listening to the calming sound of the city pond.

    You can also read the full full change log.

    Update: We made server-only release of Stendhal 1.14.1, which fixes an issue with the Harvest quest.

  • 2014-02-09

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    There have been reports that rats are more aggressive towards weak people. Are they just hungry? Or is more going on? There are even rumors that hell itself has been repainted.

    With the angst about unseen forces being active, wizards have worked restlessly to strengthen the defenses. Early results of their work, increased mental abilities of ordinary people: Your intuition of your current position on the world is much clearer now. And Postman will no longer accept message for you from people, who you have mentally blocked.

    We fixed an incompability in the web-based starter, which was introduced by the latest update of Oracle Java.

    You can also read the full full change log.

  • 2013-12-12

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    Good tidings we bring
            (There's a new release of Stendhal!)

    for you and your kin
            (Please do spread the word!)

    We wish you a Merry Christmas
            (Find Santa! and treats for Rudolph!)

    and a Happy New Year.
            (Make your New Years Resolution
            to try something new.)

    Hope you liked our take on the classic Christmas verse. You can also read the full full change log.

    Merry Christmas!

    Update: Stendhal 1.12.1 is a server only release which fixes a karma exploit on accepting accepted quests. It also fixes a bug which prevented defensive PVP actions against weaker players.

  • 2013-10-15

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    Stendhal 1.11 was released with a big party. Join the festival at the abandoned mine town in the north. Celebrate with costumes and food, quests and puzzles. But don't forget, that kobolds and slime still lurk in the mines.

    The Mine Town Revival Weeks have a long tradition in Stendhal, but there is something new every year.

    Since a girl called Susi was rescued five years ago, the Mine Town Revival Weeks became very popular with lots of spooky decorations. Many characters from all around the world got interested in the events. Those, who have to stay at home, joined in to organize a gigantic paper-chase all over the world.

    On a side note, NPCs who trade items or heal can now be spotted easily by watching out for little icons next to them.

    With all the partying going on, it is important to stay safe and secure. On login, you will be informed of your last successful and failed login attempts. You can see a complete login history for the last 7 days on the Stendhal website.

    To read about all the other changes see the full change log.

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