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Old Announcements for 2015
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December 31
January's Item-of-the-Month is now available in Mr. Store. It's a key to a cool hotel room in the Big Mountains.

December 31
The Naughty Sorceress' Tower has been burned down and replaced with a different tower.

December 31
There is a new alternative to the current Challenge Path for earning bonus Karma. The Museum has grown an extra floor and been streamlined to reflect the new ascension thing.

January 02
Congratulations to Ezandora for finishing the first run of the new ascension season. 2 days, 547 turns. Fast!

January 05
Tonight's rollover will be slightly longer than usual -- we're gonna try to do some stuff to fix the stupid lag.

January 14
The 2015 Familiars of the Year are now available in Mr. Store.

January 30
February's Item-of-the-Month will debut at some point during the day on Monday, February 2.

February 02
February's Item-of-the-Month is now available in Mr. Store. Make lovebugs love you!

February 07
All NPC stores have now been migrated over to the new shop interface. Please let us know if anything drops while you shop.

February 08
Spleen items are now A Thing internally. As such, their descriptions will now be more descriptive.

February 12
So that we can get back on schedule, we're making the Twitch Tower available for a day starting tonight at rollover. Tell your friends.

February 14
Happy Valen -- I mean New Avatar Path Day. Have you always wanted to be Ed the Undying? Well rejoice, 'cause now you can be!

February 16
Jick was a guest on the most recent episode of Abject Suffering!

February 19
Jick was also a guest on the most recent episode of Watch Out For Fireballs, talkin' about Star Control 2!

February 24
The Meatsmith has a new quest for low level Adventurepersons. It takes place in a cool skeleton zone.

February 27
For the 38th consecutive year, Jick has forgotten how few days are in February. March's Item-of-the-Month will come out on the 2nd.

March 02
March's Item-of-the-Month is now available in Mr. Store. It's a sweet sweet hat for a sweet sweet mummy.

March 16
Wizard-in-residence CDMoyer is going to be on the next KoL podcast. Why not ask him a question or submit to him a comment using the podcast questions form on the Community page once you're logged in? No reason at all, that's why not.

March 31
April's Item-of-the-Month is now available in Mr. Store. We're going to Dinseyland!

April 04
We are aware of the problems with the KoL forums and we are thinking about planning on figuring out a solution.

April 07
It's Tuesday! You can now choose any food/booze you've consumed to show up as your favorite when others look at you.

If it is the food/booze you've consumed the most of, the quantity will be displayed as a mark of your commitment to whatever weird thing you wanted as your favorite food or booze.

April 12
The forums are back up, in the cloud and faster than ever.

Thanks for your patience with and/or ignorance the downtime.

April 14
Happy Tuesday! Dinseylandfill's Cryo-Stasis facility is now available for you to... go into it and fight a boss and get cool items.

April 21
Tuesday is here! Doc Galaktik's got a brand new bag, and in that bag is a quest that unlocks another new low-level zone.

April 28
Welcome to Tuesday. A bunch of new inventory sorting options have been added, and spleen items have their own section now.

April 30
May's IoTM, the portable Mayo Clinic, is now available in Mr. Store. (PS. Mayo is gross.)

May 04
Happy Martes, Cinco de Mayo. Have some more gross crap!

May 13
Did you know that yesterday was Two-Tuesday Tuesday? For today, this week's second Tuesday, combat items now have blue text explaining what they do!

Please let us know via bug report if I missed anything.

May 14
The Summer 2015 Challenge Path has arrived -- your chance to be John Cusack in "One Crazy Random Summer!"

May 19
Tuesday has come. Did you bring your 69 additional top menu icons? No? That's okay, we've got you covered.

May 26
Another Tuesday, another 11 possible monster modifiers for One Crazy Random Summer.

May 29
Amazon, in its infinite wisdom, has discontinued the payment service we used to use and we have replaced it with their new one, which is similar but slightly less convenient for us and for donators. Enjoy that, I guess!

P. S. Subscriptions were already using the new system, and are thus unaffected.

May 31
June's Item-of-the-Month will be released one day. Late.

June 01
June's Item-of-the-Month, the Puck Man, is now available in Mr. Store.

June 02
Hello, Tuesday People. There's a new quest to get your class's Epic Weapon, and the Misspelled Cemetery has gotten a haircut.

June 09
Because it's Tuesday, Monster Manuel has decided to grant access to over thirty more new avatar-changing potions.

June 15
Our friend Puck Man has been given a little mid-month boost. Changes include:

  • Several new items can be made with yellow pixels!
  • Power pills now drop directly from the familiar instead of coming from the Mystic.
  • The familiar now restores HP and MP after combat like a ghuol whelp.

June 16
Happy Tuesday! Jewelrycrafting no longer costs Adventures, because Jewelrycrafting no longer exists.

All former jewelrycrafting recipes are now meat-pasting recipes. The pliers from Little Canadia are still required to make them, and the ones that required the Really Expensive Jewelrycrafting skill still require it.

June 23
This Tuesday has brought with it a new quest and a new zone. See the Armorer and Leggerer for pie-related details.

June 29
Due to travel schedules, sunspots, and poor planning by Jick, July's Item of the Month will be a few days late.

July 01
Hey San Diego KoL people! Jick and HotStuff are having an informal Video Games Hot Dog meetup tonight at the confusingly-named Neighborhood bar/restaurant (777 G. St.) and the more, as they say, the merrier. Tonight! 8PM!

July 03
July's Item-of-the-Month, which contains a Deck of Every Card, is now available in Mr. Store.

July 07
Welcome to Tuesday. The Wok of Ages is now no longer a thing, and all of the recipes that required it are now just normal recipes.

All of the chow mein dishes have been turned into other things entirely.

July 14
It's next Tuesday already! Some new pasta ingredients have been added to the Cyrpt, the Highlands, and the Icy Peak.

July 21
It's Tuesday, so now you can mouse over items in inventory to get inline descriptions. Web 4.0, here we come!

July 28
Happy Tuesday! Some more new pasta / sauce dishes have been added in level 6 and 10 areas.

July 31
SURPRISE! August's Item-of-the-Month is going to be late. It will probably be ready Monday during the day.

August 03
August's Item-of-the-Month is now available in Mr. Store. It's a new airplane charter that unlocks That 70s Volcano! It contains at least 1,970 units of stuff: New monsters and bosses, new items, new crafting recipes!

See more details here!

August 05
Oh right. It was Tuesday yesterday. Riff wrote a bunch of new Manuel factoids for really old monsters.

August 11
Tuesday is here! 3 new level 11 sauce pasta dishes! Also, the quality and recipes for hi mein dishes have been changed.

August 14
The new challenge path is here, the new challenge path is here! Sign up for a lifetime of Community Service in Valhalla.

August 18
It's Tuesday, and the cave they found your Nemesis hiding in is a little different than the cave it used to be hiding in!

August 25
Interested in a Kingdom of Loathing mobile app? Take this survey and let us know what you want out of it!

August 25
It's Tuesday, and the Barrel Full of Barrels has gotten a barrel-lift! More changes are in store!

August 31
September's Item-of-the-Month needs another day or two of testing. It will probably become available mid-day on Wednesday.

September 02
September's Item-of-the-Month, a shrine to the Barrel god, is now available in Mr. Store. Barrels of fun! See details here!

September 08
It's Tuesday, and the Barrel Full of Barrels has undergone a bit more tweaking. Now with 1,000,000% more clovers!

September 24
Thursday is the new Tuesday, and item descriptions for potions that show the blue text for what their effects do are the new item descriptions for potions that don't.

September 30
October's Item-of-the-Month is just... too spooky to be released on time. Couple days late. Jick is sorry. And scared.

October 05
October's Item-of-the-Month, the haunted doghouse with its attendant Hallowiener Dog, is now available in Mr. Store!

October 06
It's Tuesday! We've rolled out an initial version of a "daily reminders" feature on the main map. Check it out!

October 12
It's time at last! The Time-Twitching Tower will return tonight! It'll be available until rollover on Wednesday night.

October 13
It's Tuesday, and we've dumped another batch of avatar-changing potions in! Many are in the Twitch Tower!

October 17
Check out these nifty KoL factoids from /r/kol denizen mintmouse!

October 28
November's Item-of-the-Month will be released on Monday the 2nd. In general, IotMs will no longer be released during weekends.

November 02
November's Item-of-the-Month is now available in Mr. Store. It's a new charter, which unlocks the frigid wastes of The Glaciest!

November 04
Good news! We have finally managed to get a new KoL Merchandise store set up with our friends over at TopatoCo! Just in time for the holidays, I guess?

November 17
Happy Tuesday! We've added a ton of frequently- or occasionally- or only-once-requested items to the Daily Reminders feature.

December 01
Advent Calendars filled with delightful goodies have materialized in campsites all over the Kingdom.

In other news, December's Item-of-the-Month, the mysterious Machine Elf, is now available in Mr. Store. Click here for details!

December 14
Crimbo Town has once again emerged from the eldritch mists of the Big Mountains. Yule love it!

December 22
For anybody who ran into the disappearing sign glitch from last night, visiting Crimbo Town will take care of your situation and allow you to get replacements.

Sorry about the screwup. -Jick

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