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Working as a team!

November 2nd, 2015 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Today we have the pleasure of introducing a new feature in Tirnua.
This is something we have wanted to have for a long time, but it hasn’t been possible to implement with our old system. Now after the server upgrades, new Flash versions and some core changes to the game, here it is:

You can now get extra benefits for working together in the game!


Exercising together

The first object we created is the Exercise Coordinator.





It’s really easy to use.
You hook it up to a battery and turn it on. It immediately starts scanning for people walking on treadmills.

For every person it finds, it will add a little efficiency.
So the more people are walking together in the same room, the more energy everyone will be generating!


The Basic Black Exercise Coordinator

So, how much will it increase your output?
This depends on what type of “Excoord” you have.
The basic black is the only one you can buy in the Tirnua VIP store.





With the Basic Black, the efficiency increase levels out after 3 players.

For example:

When you turn it on - 100%
1 person starts walking - 104%
2 people start walking - 107%
3 people start walking - 110%
4 people - 110%
5 people - 110%
6 people - 110% and so on

That is how much it increases the energy you would have gotten without the Excoord.


Rare versions - and new badges!

3D printing time! Residents can scan the basic black Exercise Coordinator with a 3D scanner, and print it with a 3D printer. If you try for a rare, you can get the other versions.





The rarest ones are very exclusive (i.e. prepare to empty all of your windmills, just saying). :)




New badge

There is also a new badge for printing all the rare ones.

Rare version statistics

The rare versions will increase the energy output more and take more players into account.

It goes like this (at time of release):

Black - levels out after 3 players
Red - levels out after 5 players
Blue - levels out after 6 players
Sparkly Pink - levels out after 9 players
Classy Wood - levels out after 12 players

The increase is also higher per player for the better versions. If you have one of the rarest versions and a bunch of friends to come over, you can really churn out that energy!

Roommates only

We want hosting to be a thing. You need to be a roommate to start the excoord.

The roommate doesn’t have to stay in the room forever though. If that roommate leaves, the excoord still keeps running. It will stop when everyone has left the room.

Permissions

There is a permission setting. We recommend changing it to “Only me” or “Me and roommates”.
Without the setting everyone will be able to disconnect the battery and stop the Excoord, which could be fairly annoying.




Related bug fixes

  • It’s now easier to see how much energy you are creating. The floating flash display has been cleared up.

We’d love to hear your feedback! :)

See you at the party,

TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Custom Content

November 13th, 2010 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Yes, Custom Content Walls are Here!
We know some of you have been yearning for these for awhile now!

As a resident, you can create your own custom designed walls just like you can with other custom content items like clothing, floor tiles and photo stencils. Learn how to create your own custom content now.

The custom content walls are not scannable and printable at this time. Please note: if you see a graphic anomaly - rotate your view once and then back again to fix it. We will have this fixed in our next update.

New Larger Capacity Battery
At last, a battery with a larger capacity has arrived. Find the new lithium-ion white battery in the Energy Store. This one has a energy capacity of 6400. Look for more batteries coming in future updates.

Series Version 3 Juice Bars - New Juice Bar Recipes from the TirNua Mixologist

  1. Be the first players to solve each of the new Quick Solver Rare Juice Bar’s Shared Power Up Puzzle version #3 recipes and receive a unique badge. Each Rare Juice Bar shares two puzzles common to all of the Juice Bars of that type (i.e., particular rare) and of that version. This is version #3.
  2. Note: The recipes will only work on the Series #3 Rare Juice Bars. This means you will need to manufacture or purchase from another player each of the rare juice bars before attempting the recipe puzzles.
  3. To learn more about the Power Up Puzzles read this introductory blog on the rare juice bars.

Gamer - Video Poker Level Badges - earn badges by accumulate scores and reaching various levels from playing Video Poker.

Sleep Interaction added to Flora Bed and to the Rare TirNuan Bed

If you own one of the round beds from the Flora Collection or the Rare TirNuan Bed, you will now be able to catch some Zzzz’s and increase your EMP energy levels with the ‘Lay Down’ interaction. You may notice the look of the beds has changed some too. We took the opportunity to enhance the graphics while we were at it. We think you will be pleased with the new look. More beds will be updated to support sleeping in the upcoming updates.

Fixes / Other

  • Facebook Frame - we found two bugs that we fixed. One was with permissions and the other bug was with how the information was stored. We believe there is a 3rd bug with permissions that we are actively chasing.
  • Cats - fixes for neon cats, cats gender being erased, cats not exiting the love shack properly
  • Persona nameplate unequip - no longer removing owner of the nameplate
  • Scoring bug fixes made
  • Make sure to check out the VIP store this week!

    Cheers,
    Audrey and the TirNua Team


    TirNua is a virtual world exploring Energy and Global Warming

    March 31st, 2010 by Tirnua Greg Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    TirNua is a virtual world exploring Energy and Global Warming

    • Over the last century the world has become addicted to fossil fuels: low cost energy.
    • The amount of oil and other fossil fuels on the planet is finite and we are likely approaching its peak production yet we are consuming it at an increasing rate.
    • Global warming is destroying the planet, and man’s use of fossil fuels along with other practices, is increasing the pace of the destruction of the planet by producing large amounts of green house gases and destroying plant life which removes these gases.
    • The number of people on the planet has doubled over the last 30 years, and the standard of living around the world is on the rise meaning there is an increasing number people with increasing appetites for energy.

    In other words, we have collectively got ourselves in a bit of a fix and are spiraling downwards rather quickly. We at Tirnua believe these problems are not insurmountable but do require awareness, comprehension, and action.

    So what does the Energy and Global Warming have to do with the virtual world TirNua?

    The TirNua simulation focuses attention on the environmental, social, and economic issues surrounding Energy and Global Warming. Tirnua provides us a fun, social place to play, experiment, exchange ideas, and invent. Of course TirNua is not only about energy and global warming, that would be a lop-sided presentation of the issues, as these the real world problems and their various solutions have repercussions in many aspects of our lives - food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, and more. Thus, TirNua will provide food, shelter, entertainment and more. Expect the decisions (individually and collectively) you make with regard to the energy and environment simulations to effect your food, shelter, and entertainment within TirNua.

    A couple of interesting links from wikipedia:

    Ecological Economics

    Green Economy

    Thanks!


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