Meren wrote:Do we have a set date yet Elysia?
No, we don't. I couldn't even tell you if it will be this month or in March.
There's been a lot of preliminary work going on, e.g. figuring out the bottlenecks and trying to find solutions. A majority of Seanchan mobs were already changed slightly so they are all the same in some aspects (their aggro flags) and then the mob Seanchan to human change can be done more quickly and hopefully with less chances of errors. A lot of mobol was updated so it will function for clanned Seanchan after the change as well without us having to scramble in the days immediately after the change. Mobol was documented that couldn't be changed yet, but has to be done more or less directly after we flip the proverbial switch (e.g. ships, would be handy if you could actually use them, right now they won't let humans on
Then there's some problems that we've been working to find solutions for. To give you an example: if you're an Imperial Army human in the Imperial Army clan, you can't view clan and see a members list. While for LS-humans not being able to view clan Imperial Army is not vital, there have been secret clans forever, for clan admin purposes not being able to see who is a member is less than ideal. I spent some time trying to make a moboled clanlist, but didn't succeed. I haven't given up completely yet, but if a moboled solution won't work, we may have to give each clan a Seanchan-Seanchan admin character.
There are some other imm(s) working on some nifty features as well, you will love them when they go in, I'm sure!
I got sidetracked by "wouldn't it be fun if" and I started fiddling with mobol. Sure enough, I got that to work, so now I will have to perfect that mobol and set it up so that we can implement it in conjunction with the change. I haven't managed to get started on any of the Sworn stuff yet (which reminds me, it might be in your best interest to allow Sworn without Sworn in their title unless they are an applicant to Seanchan clans, as that could lead to Sworn clanned in various clans and all that potential!!).
I guess the bottom line is that hours and hours have already gone in, things are still being worked on and I think the general idea is to try to deliver an as smooth as possible transition as we can realistically achieve. However, answering a "when?" is something that is beyond me at the moment. The evil part of me keeps wishing it will be April 1st?