Details on the two new artifacts

ANNOUNCE NEWS #2349
Date: 5/5/2013 at 18:34
From: Garryn
To : Everyone
Subj: Details on the two new artifacts

As several questions have been raised, and to avoid any potential confusion, this is how the new artifacts work:

Tomast's kitbag:
- CURE <player> to use it, heals all afflictions, restores all health and mana
- can only be used by the owner, and only on other players in the same room
- requires balance and no hinders, takes 1.7 balance
- has a 60 minute cooldown before it can be used again

An eerily shimmering belt:
- ASSUME GHOST FORM to use it, only the artifact owner can do this
- This gives a "ghost form" defence, which makes you safe from harm and allows you to bypass any obstacles (including doors and gates)
- Your body remains behind (technically it's a mob with your name); using any bashing attack on the body forces the owner out of the ghost form
- While ghostformed, the only commands available to you are directional movement commands, LOOK, MAP, and HUMAN; no emotes/says/etc
- The HUMAN command allows you to leave the ghost form
- All methods of leaving the ghost form cause you to return back to the room where you started, and where your body is located
- While ghostformed, others can see you move, and they can see you on LOOK; they can also target emotes/says at you
- You can enter cities and similar restricted locations while ghostformed
- Farsight shows the location of the ghost, not the location of the body
- Portals, prisms, and similar abilities can -not- be targetted at a ghostformed player
- If you find a way to leave ghostform without returning back to your body, it's a bug, report it, don't abuse it
- If you find a way to travel to a ghostformed player or attack him/her, it's likewise a bug, report it, don't abuse it
- The idea is that the artifact is an exploring/scouting/spying tool, NOT a raiding tool; in ghost form, you can watch, but can't affect your surroundings in any way, nor allow others to do so
- The artifact is also not an escape one, as your body can be attacked and force you back

Hopefully this answers any questions that you may have had about these!


Garryn



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