The following items have either been fixed or enhanced.
Note on Genies and Server Wars:
- Genies and Server Wars
Genies will now refuse to be summoned during Server Wars and will instead chose to sleep in the cozy confines of their lamp.
- Replacing doors
Home owners may now chop their doors to bits and replace them with door addons which can be purchased from the Architect NPC.
Note: You will need an interior decorator tool to 'turn' the doors (up to 8 times) to get it to face the right direction.
- Hire Fighters
Revert and accidental check-in of source code that was causing hire fighters to respond incorrectly when command to "all kill" and the player would target self.
The philosophy here on Angel Island is that there is an acceptable ratio of griefer to grief potential (and the cost associated with that potential). When the ratio of griefer to grief potential exceeds a certain (albeit subjective) threshold, staff will take action to resolve the excess potential.
The problem with Genies and Server Wars is that the infrequent use of genies (because of their intrinsic rarity) is totally negated by the fact that there are no server-saves; so the griefer gets to "put a halt" to server wars from this point forward without any difficulty or cost.
Griefers are welcome to use genies at WBB during a town invasion to kill as many players as they wish because there will be server-saves and their ability to grief will be limited and will have a substantial cost.
This is really the core issue and deciding factor: The enjoyment a griefer gets from ruining another players game-play must have a cost, and there is zero cost to a griefer during server wars.
This issue is not up for debate, but explained here so that you may better understand the decision to disable genies during server wars.