Atmospheric item

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An atmospheric (or "atmo" for short) item is one that periodically emits messaging to the entire room without any action on the player's part. Common examples include Planetary Gems, certain forehead gems, "floaters"/"drifters," snake charms, flower charms, bird charms, and "shimmer" garments.

Role-playing Considerations

The terms "atmospheric item" and "atmo item" are often regarded as OOC. A more IC alternative is to describe what the item is doing, such as "animated," "flashy," "shimmering," or "noisy" (if the item makes noise).

To reduce scroll and/or lag during major events, common etiquette is to turn off atmospheric items. This can be done by either removing the item or by holding it and using the Atmosphere command.

Criticism

Many players regard atmospheric item messaging as unnecessary spam. When several players in a crowd are wearing such items, the screen can scroll by very quickly, making it more difficult to follow events. To mitigate this issue, GMs have been working to route all atmospheric item messaging to the Atmospherics window instead of the game window. (Depending on settings, this may completely remove such messaging from the game window.)

If you see an atmospheric item that is not being sent to the Atmospherics window, please use the Bug command to report it. If you are not holding the item, include the messaging that you see so that GMs can figure out which item you're reporting.

Technical Issues

In extreme cases, the use of atmospheric items can cause game-wide lag and/or instability. For example, during the Hollow Eve Festival 414 Auction, which had dozens of players in the same room, the game did not stop crashing until those who were attending the auction turned off their atmospheric items and stopped teaching classes.

Variations

 Worn LocationSold ByRareIncomplete
Oval of silver-clad iniskimSquat Bungalow (2)true
Shadowstar-eyed serpent charmgenericSimuContrue
Circle of obsidiangenericCurse of the Ghost Ship
Extreme Shop
true
Gleaming crystalline ghoulsgenericDarsam's Drifters (1)true
Red-tinged shrike charm with a sharp onyx beakgenericDroughtman's Challenge 426/End loottrue
Matte white nautilus with shimmering bands of glitter painted on its shellgenericTildi's Faire Flowers (2)true
Seven tiny poniesgenericMorum Melgorehntrue
Moonstone-eyed grass eel charmgenericReturn to the Keep 423/End loot
Ruins of Ulf'Hara/End loot
true
Living wood thighbandthightruetrue
Amber-eyed dusky blue glaes taipan charmgenericSnake Pittrue
Spun rainbow peacock spider with gold-dipped legsgenericTildi's Blooms (3)
Tildi's Blooms (4)
true
Light tarinaFinest Box of Gems (1)
Finest Box of Gems (2)
Finest Box of Gems (3)
true
Morgawr bone spikeleft eyeHouse of the Revenant Fang 429/Shadowy Safehousetrue
Glittering night diamond snail housed in a spiraled silver-limned shellgenericTildi's Blooms (3)
Tildi's Blooms (4)
true
Earth tarinaFinest Box of Gems (1)
Finest Box of Gems (2)
Finest Box of Gems (3)
true
Seven pirate hatsgenericCurse of the Ghost Shiptrue
Mechanical Death's Head mothSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 425/End loottrue
Emerald-eyed asp charmgenericGuildfest 416 Auctiontrue
Small leather book entitled "DAYDREAMS"All in Good Tome (2)true
Haematic spidersilk cloakshouldersSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 428/End loot
Sleeping Dragon Corn Maze 432/End loot
true
Full gown of forest green silks wound with resplendent florashirt (with armor)Droughtman's Challenge 426/Incidental loot
Droughtman's Challenge 430/Incidental loot
Droughtman's Challenge 433/Incidental loot
true
Herd of itty bitty bronze bovines cavorting around an aurora tourmaline sungenericMiniature olivewood traveler's suitcase papered in gilt-framed playbills
Shard Theater Faire 419
true
Elven gold crown displaying a massive green dwalgimheadDroughtman's Challenge 426/End loot
Droughtman's Challenge 430/End loot
Droughtman's Challenge 433/End loot
true
Burnished gold viper charmgenericSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 421/End loot
Sleeping Dragon Corn Maze 425/End loot
true
Ten copper LirumsgenericIllwind and Sons Lucky Disaster Salvage Co.true
Profusion of pink and white primrose flowersgenericTildi's Faire Flowers (1)true
Tiny brown wren charmgenericSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 425/End loot
Sleeping Dragon Corn Maze 428/End loot
true
Small straw scarecrow with various faces swirling across its burlap headbeltSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 432/Incidental loottrue
Bloodgem-eyed albino anaconda charm crafted from oravirgenericSnake Pittrue
Speckled blue-grey narwhal with unicorn lilies coiled around its horn-like tuskgenericTildi's Faire Flowers (2)true
Onyx-eyed darkstone mamba charmgenericSnake Pittrue
Polished kiralan teardropgenericHollow Eve Festival 428 Auctiontrue
Shapeless marled knit sweater draped over a long flannel shirtLimited Treasures (2)true
Brushed platinum and gemstone ring bearing the crest of the Moon Mage GuildfingerCurse of the Ghost Shiptrue
Glitterstar-eyed serpent charmgenericSimuContrue
Set of garnet pyramidsgenericDarsam's Drifters (3)true
Trio of ivory spiritsgenericDarsam's Drifters (1)true
Engraved silver censer suspended from a sturdy chainbeltPrison Riot: The Aftermathtrue
Round lemon-hued citrinegenericAkigwe's Legacy: Secrets of the Towertrue
Shoulder-clasped black knarn fur cloakshouldersDroughtman's Challenge 426/Incidental loottrue
Citrine-eyed piruati serpent charmgenericReturn to the Keep 423/End loot
Ruins of Ulf'Hara/End loot
true
Small leather book entitled "HOPES"All in Good Tome (2)true
Heliotrope spidersilk cloakshouldersSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 425/End loottrue
Black knee-high combat boots with spun glitter lacesfeetPuffs of Glitter (1)
Puffs of Glitter (2)
truetrue
Shadow tarinaFinest Box of Gems (1)
Finest Box of Gems (2)
Finest Box of Gems (3)
true
Group of amethyst sliversgenericDarsam's Drifters (3)true
Large snow-white flower spider with elaborate magnolia-white markingsgenericLittle Feets Adoption Centertrue
Ten copper DokorasgenericIllwind and Sons Lucky Disaster Salvage Co.true
Sleek ice-veined leather thigh quiver wrapped in silversteel meshthightruetrue
Carved bone buttongenericHollow Eve Festival 410 Auctiontrue
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