I have added a Luxury Tax for auctioned items worth 250k or more.
- This is to help keep gold scarce (a core value of the game) and also put a damper on obvious money transfers that are happening.
- This change does not affect any item under 250k gold.
- You offer things just like normal, and it will tell you how much tax you’ll pay on the transaction.
- Buyer pays asking price just like normal.
- Seller receives the money, minus the luxury tax, which can be up to 80% for very high-value items.
- Tax is reduced by 3% per point in the Merchant skill.
- Tax is computed by a continuous function that’s hard to describe, but it starts out high and then grows more slowly as the item price increases. It winds up being about 20% tax for items worth 1M (no merchant).
Sellers still make way more money off successful sales than they would by shopping the items, so auctioning is still the premier way to make money — just not quite so OP as it was.
This change will hopefully encourage more VIP item-for-item trades, since trades are awesome.
- You now have to have solved Odin’s Eye in order to use the quest items it grants.
- Fixed a bug where it said Unknown Quest.
- You can now only wear one Ring of EP at a time.
- I cut the shop price of the demigod coins in half, to 5M/10M.
- I bought Yojimbo back after he was accidentally removed for a day. Sorry!
- You now get your shouting rate throttled based on your total number of warnings from others, and the number of players online currently ignoring you. The calculation for the shout cooldown, which will no doubt be tuned over time, is 10 seconds for every 100 warnings you’ve received, plus 10 seconds for everyone online who is currently ignoring you.
- This is to help cut down on shouting from (rare) players who are abusing it.
- Setting blocking terrain as the default for builder-mode maps now removes the “blocking” property of the terrain, so you can go into the map. Thanks to VirusX for finding this.
- Fixed a 20-year-old bug where you were invisible on login if you saved facing diagonally.
- Fixed “disguise off” for the vanity disguisers.