I grant myself one more week of changemonth (in Changelog)

AdminJonathan April 1 2008 11:14 AM EDT

I had a pretty big change almost ready for the end of the month, but I also had a big work-related deadline for March 31. In a bizarre decision I chose to give the 12 hour days to the job that actually pays my salary. :)

Expect more this week. Thanks for your patience.

QBJohnnywas April 1 2008 11:15 AM EDT

Lol, best title of a changelog ever!

Daz April 1 2008 11:17 AM EDT

It's an April fools joke! Nothing is changing. (jk. I hate April 1st.)

Sickone April 1 2008 11:17 AM EDT

Do we get any hints ? :)
Or do we just wait another week and act all surprised ? ;)

Wasp April 1 2008 11:17 AM EDT

Big change eh? Should we be worried or excited?

lostling April 1 2008 11:17 AM EDT


three4thsforsaken April 1 2008 11:18 AM EDT


Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] April 1 2008 11:19 AM EDT

Quick! Sell all your RoBF's, now! (and untrain Evasion!)


AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 1 2008 11:19 AM EDT

thank you for all your hard work Jon... I kinda figured as much

AdminShade April 1 2008 11:24 AM EDT

I'd grant you 2 weeks if you didn't already have Grant :p

TheHatchetman April 1 2008 11:24 AM EDT

Dude, if you nerf the single minion RoBF strat on the 5th, I will fall out of my chair laughing so hard, I'll end up in the hospital :P

"(NCB until April 04)" :D

QBJohnnywas April 1 2008 11:25 AM EDT

Just take your time Jon. So long as you don't touch evasion, large weapons or ex shot I'll be happy. ;)

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] April 1 2008 11:37 AM EDT


BootyGod April 1 2008 12:32 PM EDT

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY *slams into a wall*

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 1 2008 12:50 PM EDT

thanks for apprising us benevolent creator!

Blarg April 1 2008 12:56 PM EDT

Above everything, thank you jon, for maintaining this little piece of paradise on the internets.

chuck1234 April 1 2008 1:14 PM EDT

make the Hal shoot explo shots with the SoD instead of plain arrows with a bow; and yes, give him endurance and evasion much like the JKF; Hal needs lotsa luv at the moment.

drudge April 1 2008 1:24 PM EDT

I agree with this change

Koshka April 1 2008 1:37 PM EDT

I'm not so sure. I mean, this sort of thing could unbalance the game completely if allowed to go on unchecked. Could we appeal to...

Ah, well, never mind then...

bartjan April 1 2008 2:36 PM EDT

So, now we also have changeweeks?

Xenko April 1 2008 2:38 PM EDT

Best... Changemonth Change... Ever

j'bob April 1 2008 7:26 PM EDT

Wait a minute Jon... are you trying to tell me that this game doesn't pay your bills and support your family? Are you serious?? You have to WORK as well? Hmmm. Well that's a startling discovery. Anywho, yay changeWEEK!

QBBarzooMonkey April 1 2008 7:40 PM EDT

This change is specifically designed to give Range...uh, I mean Todd, an unfair advantage!


Drakon(DS) April 1 2008 9:13 PM EDT

interesting thing to state on April 1st not saying it aint true

QBRanger April 1 2008 9:36 PM EDT


Hope you made your deadline. Of course an on-line game will wait.

We all thank you for a great game when even after 3 1/2 years we can get into heated discussions!

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] April 1 2008 11:30 PM EDT

weapon cap/evasion nerf?

lostling April 1 2008 11:31 PM EDT

one large point to consider if your talking about evasion nerf/weapon cap... what happens if you use a TOA?

Sickone April 2 2008 4:41 AM EDT

Well, it's April 2nd, if this was one April Fool's day joke, now it would be a good moment to expose it :)

Flamey April 2 2008 6:53 AM EDT

"Wait a minute Jon... are you trying to tell me that this game doesn't pay your bills and support your family? Are you serious?? You have to WORK as well? Hmmm. Well that's a startling discovery. Anywho, yay changeWEEK!"

I'm not sure if that was sarcasm, but Jon doesn't make any money from this game. Everything he makes just covers the costs of the server.

chuck1234 April 2 2008 6:55 AM EDT

about the topic Flamey just brought up, my lips are sealed thanks to countless fruitless posts, but you all know my feelings on this matter ;)

TheHatchetman April 2 2008 8:12 AM EDT

I would imagine Jon profits a little bit from the game... After all costs and whatnot, he could almost afford to rent a studio apartment... For electricity, water, food, and everything else, he may need to make another game... Now when his kids or wife start wanting rooms, it gets hectic :P

j'bob April 2 2008 9:37 AM EDT

err... yeah. that was sarcasm. I sure hope Jon realized that if he already read it. (/me watches the sky for the lightning)

Going to have to practice my computer sarcasm harder. ;/

Levon [Clocked Out] April 2 2008 9:42 AM EDT

lol... my business costs me money

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 2 2008 10:45 AM EDT

I think it's more along the lines of he could "rent himself a sandwich" Hatch...

BluBBen April 2 2008 10:49 AM EDT

Change week! I love it!

QBRanger April 2 2008 4:31 PM EDT

I would hope any huge change is NOT accompanied by a free unlearn/relearn period.

If there is a weapon cap and evasion nerf, those who have used evasion to the best extent have already made more then enough xp to compensate for having to unlearn it.

Just my thoughts on the matter.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 2 2008 4:44 PM EDT

i guess the same could be said for any kind of monetary reimbursement then on weapons over the cap or of a way to downsize them as i had proposed in the thread calling for ideas.

those using weapons pumped by usd have made plenty off of the increased fight rewards, so to heck with em! i like it!

QBRanger April 3 2008 4:29 AM EDT


I agree completely on the weapons part as well. Make weapons function up to the weapon cap, anything over is useless.... for now.

Templar April 3 2008 5:01 AM EDT

the most important new feature of this changemonth:


Brakke Bres [Ow man] April 3 2008 8:09 AM EDT

Rescale! Panic!

BluBBen April 3 2008 8:32 AM EDT

/me joins the panic

Phrede April 3 2008 9:20 AM EDT

There should be some form of compensation involved in reducing the value of a weapon to be consistent with similar changes we have had before at other times.

This is, or course, only if we destroy the capabilities not limit them based on MPR or VPR (i.e. the weapons 'size' will be useable once the user grows into them).

Phrede April 3 2008 9:22 AM EDT

Another thought - we have a guideline called Weapons Allowance - I dont see anything wrong with this setting - I have followed it all along my SoD to keep within it (I am now above as I have a Morg also).

The only problem would be with those lucky 6/20 people :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 3 2008 11:05 AM EDT

in the thread asking for ideas, i thought that it would be nice to actually be able to downsize weapons at the blacksmith. that way, even if you could grow into it, you could redistribute your wealth, after all you didn't know we would one day have a cap of some sort when spending that cash. this in itself might precipitate the necessity for a character, minion or team cap as well though.

in a post yesterday though, ranger called for no free retrain on anyone who has used evasion as they have benefited enough that they can eat the loss. i, mostly tongue-in-cheek, replied that i guess the same would apply to those spending money on weapons and if we were gonna be like that then just to heck with ya.

i guess we will once again wait and see. i really don't expect a free retrain as jon lowered training cost so that these would not be necessary any longer i thought. i think the 'grow into it" solution or a one-time refund of partial net worth is the most likely solution as well.

th00p April 3 2008 6:59 PM EDT

Can we please end this April Fool's joke? Please?

j'bob April 4 2008 12:04 PM EDT

Just wanted to throw this out there and didn't know where else to put it.
With this new "auto-advance" fightlist, aside from the reasons that have been thrown around already...
With my NCB, I'll only be running with my RoE for a short time longer, then it'll be time to switch to my tat. I've already run across quite a few people that can beat me now, but if i switch to my tat can not. It would be nice if I could "book mark" these characters but if I put em in my fight list now, I'll spend the next two weeks clicking around them. No, it's not really a huge deal, just another instance of why people like CONTROL over their fighting aspects. :)

Koshka April 4 2008 1:07 PM EDT

I have the same thing. But I bookmark the character in Firefox itself, then every week or so load the tabs up and see who I can beat yet. Doesn't get in the way of the fightlist, and you can add anyone you beat from the character page.

[RX3]Cotillion April 5 2008 9:47 PM EDT

I don't know where else to ask this, so I'll ask it here.

Could we get 'Equipped NW' on the Character page, or at least show equipped nw and not overall (equipped & unequipped) nw? Why? No major reason, but then again there isn't a reason to have the NW stat on there anyhow. Not one I can see at least.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 5 2008 9:56 PM EDT

it is going to be confusing for new people to have nw showing in two different places showing two different amounts as it is now in the equip page and manage character page.
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