Post:Upcoming SHIFT AGE Changes - 6/15/2010 23:17:21
|Upcoming SHIFT AGE Changes · on 6/15/2010 11:17:21 PM||5413|
| As the aging changes come closer to release, I'm able to talk in a bit more detail about what Empaths can expect to see. This is not live yet, but will be in the upcoming days or weeks.
In short, Age Shifting has been rewritten to make use of a new backend mechanic for handling this sort of thing. The important bits for you are as follows.
1) Shifts will no longer literally change someone's birthday, it is applied as a modifier to someone's real age.
This is done as part of a greater scheme for handling racial aging and age modifications in a new way. Your character's birthday is actually important for a few esoteric things in game, and no amount of supernatural bending and twisting of the body would conceivably alter it.
2) SHIFT AGE DAY and SHIFT AGE MONTH will be going away.
While we are removing options, they are being removed because they are ultimately superfluous under the new scheme. It made no sense to begin with that you could "look a day younger." In addition, with Zeyurn's blessing Empaths will gain access to the Age Shift of meaningful size much quicker than before.
3) SHIFT HELP AGE will be updated at the same time to reflect the new difficulty and reduced options.
This is done because I don't hate you.
4) This change will be backwards compatible with currently existing age shifts.
This is done because I don't hate your customers, either.
|This message was originally posted in The Empaths (23) / Shift (20), by DR-ARMIFER on the play.net forums.|