You are traveling through another dimension,
A dimension not only of sight or sound but of mind.
A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.
That's the signpost up ahead: You are entering the Twilight Zone.
On this day in 1959, the pilot episode "Where is Everybody" aired on CBS. Following a lost astronaut in a seemingly empty world, it set the stage for the show to come. Cheesy narration, suspenseful storylines and twist endings that would make even M. Night Shamalyan groan would define Rod Serlings endlessly corny but legendary tv sci-fi/horror/mystery anthology series.
If you ask anyone today about the Twilight Zone, they'd probably be able to conjure up images of a sweaty William Shatner insisting that there is a "man on the wing" or the poor man who survived the apocalypse but ends up breaking his only pair of glasses or that the benevolent aliens had more in mind for dinner than the humans though.
The Twilight Zone is essential Americana, weaving the cold war dread and mistrust of post-war technology into 30 minutes (or a not as good 60) of black and white television. Rod Serling's deadpan and cornball narration of the show, the twists and the amazing writing by guys like Richard Matheson (I am Legend) made this one of my favorite shows to watch growing up. It spawned a John Landis movie, an amazing pinball table, imitations like the Outer Limits and a delightful ride in California and Florida:
On to the Notes!
Aside from the DDOS attacks we have been hit with recently, the Renewal character server itself has not been having issues since we added an update to the server. As promised, a double exp event is arriving this week as this week's as compensation for the disconnects that happened last month.
-Fix for Fallen Angel Wings effects to match description
HE Gum and Battle manual effects reverts from 30 back to it's normal 15 minute duration. The gums will remain in the shop
Low: Earth Petite/Skeleton Prisoner
Mid: Ancient Mummy/Remover
High: Errende Ebcee/Armeyer Dinze
High TI map changing to Lhz_dun03
In honor of Halloween this month, we will be making a number of previously account bound costume headgears tradable! List:
In addition, the Shadowmancer's Helm and Air Pirate Bandana quest rewards are now tradable, storable and vendable.
Mail system list of items that can be mailed has been updated
We are looking at implementing the traditional mail access, so you would no longer need to travel to the Mail Annex to be able to send or receive mail. For periodic deletion of mails so that people do not use it as a secondary storage, what we will be doing is deleting mails that are over a month old starting at the end of this month. So mails sent on September 30th or earlier would be deleted on October 31st.