Emote Updates, Other Additions

PATCHNOTES NEWS #468
Date: 7/26/2013 at 6:23
From: Ishap, the Matrix
To : Everyone
Subj: Emote Updates, Other Additions

EMOTE SYSTEM EXPANSION AND FIXES

- PREPENDED EMOTES: You may now use +text+ at the beginning of your emote to prepend a section of text to the emote.
Example: EMOTE +With a curt motion of his hand,+ indicates his approval.
RESULT: With a curt motion of his hand, Prandur indicates his approval.

These may be combined with the usual ^,# and %% options to create complex emotes:

Example: EMOTE +pointing at #woman and saying %%Slay her in My name!%% to ^sappho,+ makes a curt motion with his head.
RESULT: Pointing at a local woman and saying "Slay her in My name!" to Sappho, Prandur makes a curt motion with his head.

- Added a new handle for emoting: ^name's_yours (ex: ^ishap's_yours) to reference possessive pronouns.
Example: EMOTE finishes his drink and quickly grabs ^ishap's_yours.
People in the room will see: Prandur finishes his drink and quickly grabs Ishap's.
Ishap will see: Prandur finishes his drink and quickly grabs yours.

- Fixed a bug where the emote system wouldn't let any punctuation be tied to %% such as: em growls %%Move!%%, his eyes alight with fury.

- %say_language%<text>%% now works, but in this simplified form:
Example: EMOTE grins broadly and says %say_tsurani%What a party!%%
RESULT (someone who speaks Tsurani): Prandur grins broadly and says "What a party!"
RESULT (someone who doesn't speak Tsurani): Prandur grins broadly and says something in a musical and exotic tongue


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OTHER FEATURES:

- Magicians can now DISPEL LEVITATION to dispel their own levitation buff
- You may now FILL <container|EMPTY> FROM ENVIRONMENT to fill a container with water from appropriate water rooms: lakes, rivers, oceans etc
- the word EMPTY now works with the POUR and FILL verbs: FILL EMPTY FROM ALEMBIC or POUR MORTOXIS INTO EMPTY
- HISTORY NEWBIE now works for everyone

These are all from the Ideas thread, so keep those ideas coming!

Penned by my hand on the 3rd of Dzanin, in the year 48.