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.
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.
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.
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.
The creatures and elves in Faiumoni might be self conscious, as they have been making some cosmetic changes. Seremela in Nalwor flowershop started a trend by dyeing her hair a beautiful violet. Many creatures followed her example and improved their appearance as well; but not as drastically. And all the shop owners have improved the look of their signs, so that sparkly items also sparkle on the signs!
Not to be out-done, Harold has found a new way to announce new offers from players by making his own page at https://stendhalgame.org/trade/. There is a feed available, so that you can subscribe and find out about offers as they happen!
Not all the changes in Stendhal 1.10 are visible, though. Some invisible changes will make it easier for developers to add new content in the future. For example, the handling of status icons (like poisoned) is now controlled by the server and supports multiple indicators. To read about all the other changes see the full change log.
Are you strong, and like to push things? Now you can test your muscles against heavy straw carts. Eheneumniranin, the half elf, will thank you for helping him.
You'll earn karma for doing this good deed, and it's now easier to see when your karma changes - whether earning it, consuming it or losing it - look for the blinking white indicator!
You can also help Klaas, if your stomach is strong enough for all the rats near him! He needs some rodent traps.
Look out for these new quests and lots of other changes including sprite fixes, a new xeno helmet, new sounds effects for fishing and much more - the full change log is here.