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Mark Phillips


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As noted in the MOTD, TC's new command parser is pretty darn cool. But, it won't be "done", realistically, ever, as we train it for more and more possible syntax variations that we learn from y'all. I'll use this space to note progress and point out interesting quirks as they turn up.

One interesting quirk already: for the most part, I imagine that veterans and "power users' will prefer the far terser canonical commands to everyday English. Way less typing. The ability to enter free text will probably be valued by newbies, and for those increasingly frequent occasions when the brains of older fellas like, well, me, crap out on remembering the canonical version.

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Added the Warrior commands.

These for the most part won't substitute freely, as we've chosen to preserve necessary Skill-based knowledge. So to wield your razor on an opponent you'll still need to use the "slash" command. But, now you don't have to use the numerical syntax when there are more than one opponents present, unless you want to. What I mean is, instead of "slash 2.guard" you can now type "slash the second guard", which many will find more intuitive.

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Added all specialized commands for the Cosmetologist, Healer, Herbalist, Malopath, Ranger, and Thief Roles.

Some of these include minor variations which seem intuitive. For example you can now type either "energydrain the guard" or "energy drain the guard". Note that "drain energy from the guard" isn't included; the thinking is that for these specialized Role-based commands, there should be a little bit of specificity required. Let us know how you feel about that.

Note also that "backstab guard" does have a simple naturalization which just seemed called for: you can now "stab the guard in the back".

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Added, with a few exceptions, all of the Commerce, Item Handling, Movement, Sense, Skill and System commands.

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Social commands complete. Command reference update in progress.

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