Reboot

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A reboot is when the MUD is shut down and then brought back up. This causes a few minutes of downtime. Reboots generally come once every several days or so.

Before the reboot

Players cannot log on when it's too close to a reboot (although creators can).

When a reboot is imminent, there are periodic warning messages about it:

A'Tuin cries out: Too heavy, I need to put the Disc down for a moment.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 9 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 8 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 7 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 6 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 5 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 4 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 3 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 2 minuteth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in one minute.  Quit now!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 51 thecondth.  Go away!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 41 thecondth.  Go away!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 31 thecondth.  Go away!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 21 thecondth.  Go away!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game ith webooting in 11 thecondth.  Go away!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game weboot in 9 thecondth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game weboot in 7 thecondth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game weboot in 5 thecondth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game weboot in 3 thecondth.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Game weboot in 1 thecond.
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Thutdown now!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Thutdown now!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Thutdown now!
Offler the Crocodile God shouts: Thutdown now!

The first message is only visible if you do not have shout earmuffed.

Usually between 5 minuteth and 2 minuteth left, Sokkard offers to sing a song on (Two), sometimes accompanied by other NPCs.

(Two) Sokkard wisps: Hmmm, Offler-goodness.
(Two) Sokkard wisps: Right! Now what shall I sing? Something from Areyem, M C Mallet, Newbie King, Lynched Liam, The Hamlet Persons, Orphans Impovision Workshop, The Boggles, Patricienne, Lappet Faced Worriers, Mellow Yellow Wahooni Fruits or Enim Rac?

After the reboot

After a reboot, rooms and npcs are reset. Npcs will not appear until someone makes them spawn (typically, by entering their room). Items left on the ground will have disappeared. Inventories of shops that have rotating stock will have changed, and so on.

Player corpses are saved over a reboot, so if you die shortly before one, there's no need to worry about your corpse disappearing.

Gapp's current fashions will change after a reboot.

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