Ok, first, for some, a step backwards. You no longer have the ability to set your short description. I apologize to those who made great and consistent use of the old @shortdesc system. I know some of you aren't thrilled with not being able to set the majority of your short description.
Now for a giant leap forward. Your short description is now determined automagically using bits and pieces from the following:
� - basic body type (your height and weight)
� - whether your naked, topless or bare-assed
� - important things you might be carrying
� - your most noticeable article of clothing
� � � �- brighter colors are more noticeable
� � � �- larger articles are more noticeable
� � � �- armor is more noticeable
� - your eyes might be a noticeable color
� - if you're attractive
� - if you're ugly
� - your gender (manage with @shortdesc)
There are two forms of your short description, your full or composite short description, and your brief short description.
You will start to encounter these being used in place of your name (or in addition to your name) in various places:
� �- Someone's 'look' now includes their full short description immediately after your name. What catches your eye is right there.
� �- Disguising clothing uses the brief form
� �- Arriving in a new room will use your full short description along with your name.
� �- Thermo Vision now uses the brief form for humans
� �- having npcs witness your actions based on your short description
- [pending] adding the brief form to your aliases
I welcome your suggestions on where else we might integrate this great tool.
Please note: NPCs often do not have clothing objects on them (to help prevent bloat), and with the new code, a lot of their short descriptions report them as 'naked'. Please ignore this inconsistancy for now. I will be addressing the problem in the near future.