|2010: After being invaded by an increasingly large army of skeletons, the Mall of Loathing has relocated to a deserted strip mall in Bordertown.
2006: The Flea Market has undergone some minor changes. The fee to list an item has been reduced from 100 Meat to 10, and the Market now takes a 1% cut of the final selling price of an item that sells. Hopefully this will lower the barrier for entry for new players a little bit.
In unrelated and not-nearly-as-exciting news, 6 new trophies were added.
2005: The following message displayed on the frontpage, accompanied by links to the forums and radio.
Tuesday, October 25, 8:00PM:
Okay, so, I screwed something up. We're gonna take the game down until we can get it fixed. We're expecting it to probably be at least 24 hours.
Jick is very, very sorry about this.
Update, Tuesday, 1PM PST:
I've posted an update on the situation here. We're still working on getting everything restored. There are processes that are taking far longer to run than we've expected, so we're sort of at the mercy of the CPU at this point.
I don't want to promise the game will come back up by rollover tonight, but it is my suspicion that we'll be able to get it up at some point before we sleep again.
Update, Wednesday, 7PM PST:
I've updated the above post with more details. I expect, at this point, to bring the game up at rollover on Thursday night.
This event is now being dubbed by some as "White Wednesday."
2004: There have been some changes to the way the chat works. As of now, the Altar of Literacy test is required to enter the chat, in ANY channel. Once you pass it, you're granted access to newbie, normal, clan, trade, and a new channel ("games") created for trivia and other contests.
Keep all trade offers in trade. Keep all games and contests in games. Newbie is now a place for new players to ask questions. Trading in newbie is no longer allowed.
If you already passed the Altar, you'll have to do it again before you can enter the chat. Sorry about the inconvenience.