Primitive EmpireMUD Changelog

We are in the process of developing a primitive version of EmpireMUD, using the same game engine but with all-new content. The time period is from the late paleolithic era, into the neolithic, and perhaps into the early bronze age.

This page lists changes specific to the primitive game. For code changes to the EmpireMUD base, see: Patch Notes

Recent changes:

  • August 20, 2020
    • Dog companion: The newbie plateau adventure now has a houndmaster’s tent. Players can adopt a permanent dog companion here, using the new companion system. Players can rename the dog at the houndmaster.
  • August 8, 2020
    • Fiber: Added several types of soft fiber: bear grass, dogbane, hemp, and yucca.
    • Trees: Added aspen trees and saplings.
  • August 7, 2020
    • Trees: Added basic tree, sapling, shoot, twigs, and two types of bark.
  • August 6, 2020
    • Rudiments: Added Swimming, Wayfinding (Navigation).
  • August 2, 2020
    • Cactus: Added not-near-self evolutions to the cactus patch to prevent the entire desert from becoming cactus.
    • Dry riverbeds: Added an additional version of the dry riverbed (desert) that does not grow trees. Removed the adjacent-tree restriction on riverbed tiles that are adjacent to water. Only 12% of the side-branch tiles in the dry riverbed now grow trees.
    • Mountains: Shortened the northern mountain range since it doesn’t provide much useful habitat.
  • July 31, 2020
    • Skills: Added a “Rudiments” skill tree, which will include fundamental resource-gathering, crafting, and building skills. Added a “Basic Crafts” ability. Added a “Deprecated Skills” tree and set the code to use it for all stock skills, and removed the stock skill trees and abilities.
  • July 25, 2020
    • Animals: Added bobcat, cougar, jaguar, leopard, ocelot, saber-toothed cat, snow leopard, tiger, wildcat.
    • Terrain: Added the new waterside climate flag to multiple terrains.
  • June 26, 2020
    • Animals: Added dwarf elephant, macaws, parrots.
  • June 21, 2020
    • Animals: Added eagle, vulture.
  • June 20, 2020
    • Animals: Added 2x camels, pronghorn, wanaku, yak, zebra.
  • June 9, 2020
    • Help files: Added helps for all the basic terrains; removed helps for most buildings. Added helps for rocks and animal resources.
  • May, 2020
    • Terrain: Added 230+ new terrain types.
    • Rocks: Added basic rock resources.
    • Animals: Added 50+ animals plus animal-based resources.