Right now, I am going to take a moment to go over some rules related things with you all. Around a month ago we took polls to get a better idea of where the player base wanted us to take some of the rules for the game. It was always our intention to share the results with you, but we wanted to give enough time to make sure that anyone who wanted to respond did. It has been over a week now with no new responses on any of the polls and so I am posting the pie chart results of all the polls below. These charts will give you a general feeling of the way your fellow KR players have told us what they want in regards to the subject of the polls. For the last several weeks we have been working on the rules with the results of these polls in mind, as it is our intention to take the game in the direction that the majority of player’s desire in relation to these polls.
There is one poll that I did not include, which had to do with hybrids. I had put up the poll to determine if I could remove using hybrid class sources in alternative ways. I determined from the comments and through picking through the details of the responses that I could not, and so hybrid power sources will continue to be allowed to be used in alternative ways.
We have already begun to reach out to some of you, but over the course of the next week we will be reaching out to many of you.
I also want to address the class Gladiator. When we first introduced it years ago, we switched the generic warrior class to this one. There was some initial discomfort with the class identity of the name relating to historical slavery and we have heard that some players still struggle with that issue. Beyond that we have had trouble nailing down the appropriate skillset for that class concept. Even further beyond that, no one identified with the class through our poll as anything beyond their tertiary interest. Because of all of those reasons combined, we have decided to cut the class Gladiator and replace it with the class Vanguard. The word Vanguard translates to front line fighters in an advancing army or navel unit. The class concept and skillset lends itself well to characters who identify as having been a soldier or part of an army in their characters backstory. If you would be interested in identifying as this concept as one of your characters, we can contact you for your opinions on the lists skill set.
I have made a few posts already in the past explaining the direction of the final rules edits. I will try to make one more in the near future spelling out as much of the details and thought process that I can. That post however may have to come a little bit later because there are several other important non-rules related issues that staff needs to spend time on in the immediate future.