Date: 2/25/2013 at 14:12
From: Garryn
To : Everyone
Subj: Classleads

Classlead submissions are now open! HELP CLASSLEADS describes the process, if you aren't familiar with the specifics.

Each player with at least one Transcendent skill worth of invested lessons and sufficient activity may submit reports. Up to 8 reports are permitted per player (this includes alternate characters).

Report gathering will end in one week - that is on Monday 4th March, at around 14:00 GMT. The commenting stage will follow afterwards.

Important: for this round, I will not be accepting any bigger requests for the Mage and Summoner professions; small changes are fine. I'll post more information about this within the next few days.

Additionally, we have some more things scheduled that I will be doing along with this round - I'll post details on these later today.

Finally, a couple of tips to increase the chance of approval for your report:

- When describing the problem that you are trying to address, avoid using terms such as 'underpowered' or 'overpowered', and don't compare individual profession abilities against those of another profession or circle - each profession is meant to stand on its own merits, and any such comparisons more often than not produce misleading results.

- Try to come up with original ideas where possible - requests to copy abilities from one profession to another are unlikely to be approved, unless a convincing reason is provided.

- Avoid asking that abilities are deleted - if you feel that an ability is "broken beyond repair", so to speak, proposing a different functionality for the ability is much more likely to be approved.

- Avoid asking for too much - solutions that require significant additions or alterations to multiple abilities, or even whole skillsets, are unlikely to be approved due to time constraints.

- If you are proposing a new ability as a solution to a problem, you can increase your chances of success by including an alternative solution that resolves the problem by tweaking an existing ability instead - adding new abilities is usually more time consuming that adjusting existing ones. Obviously, this will not always be possible - use your best judgement.

- Classleads are primarily meant for combat changes. While small utility-oriented reports are perfectly fine, bigger requests will probably be deferred to ideas.


Penned by my hand on the 25th of Aequitas, in the year 11 AM.