But that nonesense isn't of any concern right now. "So, what is of concern, Rastus?", I hear you asking. That's what you're asking, isn't it? Hello? Bah...
A long time ago, on a MOO pretty much the same as our own... a wise and powerful old Wizzen master by the name of Johnny took the force and reshaped it, altering a mystical power that shaped and bound the abilities all things. A part of the force known as... stats. Using ancient and mystical powers he reshaped this 'stats' force, creating a new and superior way of utilising it. Unfortunately, the worlds way of interpreting this force in a visual form remained unchanged, out of sync with the new way. This led to confusion amidst trainees and new travellers to the world, many of whom felt strangely powerless and disadvantaged in their new enviroment...
Feh, I can't be bothered with this anymore. I've recalibrated the stat wordification system, that being the system that converts your numerical stat data into the words you see when you type @stats. The old system was calibrated for a time when stats used a different system to calculate the totals, some of you may remember the time the stat system was changed and you stats 'appeared' to have dropped. We've added 11 new word levels to each stat and narrowed the point range between levels, subsequently lowering the level of 'average' to something attainable in chargen. If you type @stats your levels will now appear totally different to what they were previously, most, if not all, of you should find an apparently significant raise in your levels.
And this is the important bit. Even if you ignore the rest of this post entirely, read, comprehend and inwardly digest the next line.
YOUR NUMERICAL STATS HAVE NOT CHANGED IN ANY WAY.
The numbers that are stored on your character have not in ANY way been touched, just the way they are read and converted to words has been changed. Your ability to do anything has been TOTALLY UNAFFECTED. You are no better -OR- worse than you were in the eyes of the MOO code than you were prior to the change. The one and only effect of this change is the way the MOO displays the data to you. The new system will be far more chargen friendly and will also give you a better feeling of progress in your stats.
Any thoughts, questions or need to discuss. This is the forum to do it in.