Gaining travel points now depends, much more than before, on the places you
have already visited.
- You gain points by visiting places *you* haven't been to in the past few
MUME weeks. This means, running to the nearest legend home every time you
log in will grant fewer points than before. Walking through those hills
you haven't visited in a while, on the other hand, will give more - even if
other players have just been there.
- Beside the points you gain from going to places you haven't seen in a while,
there is now a consistent bonus for the first time you ever visit a new zone.
You gain this bonus even if you remain on the main road. For example, walking
from Fornost to the Grey Havens should grant you about 1500 travel points
the first time you do it.
- To compensate for the new-zone bonus, the tp requirement to gain new levels
has been increased. As a consequence, high level characters may find
themselves short of a few thousand tps for their current level.
If you are in this situation, my suggestion is - before taking any risks,
make a quick walk around Arda to gain your first-visit zone bonus. No
reimbursements will be given if you disregard this advice, die and lose
a level because of missing tps.
As usual, expect some tuning in the next days.