Because some stuff is going on in Kithlife right now, I don't have the time or the energy to sit down and do the math and formatting and all of the other preparation that normally comes with writing a thread (or several). So, instead, I'm going to do an informal rundown of what I've been working on because I know I've been quiet for a while and some of y'all get antsy (rightfully so) when I get quiet. MEDALS The overall system is getting renamed "accolades" so I don't have to clarify that "medals" also include badges. I also need to overhaul them in general - I promise I haven't forgotten. STATS Stats are getting overhauled completely. Something I realized recently was that it wasn't just Weapon Mods that were causing issues and encouraging people to hack - it was Stats too. A player who has as few as two Stat categories maxed out is essentially worth two players in many cases, and they can do that with no drawback whatsoever. Das' bogus. The new Stat system will involve a give/take system. If you want to improve a certain stat, you'll have to take from another to do so - similar to NOTD's current Weapon Mod system, just a little more balanced. I don't have the specifics ironed out of what you can move around, but I do know that players will be able to turn in Extra Lives (and the ability to spawn a pet on death) for points to put elsewhere. RATING Rating's major problem was that the rich got richer - the higher your rating, the more bonuses you got, the easier it was to maintain. New And Improved Rating will give bonus Rank Experience for high-rating players, but no actual tangible in-game bonuses beyond that. Low rating will provide either more Extra Lives or better Extra Lives to players so they're more likely to survive the game. NOTD TRANSFER CODE Unfortunately, this is getting cut. The upside is that we're going to replace it with what is essentially a monthly goodie bag - once things are up and running, we'll be posting codes on the forum that players will be able to plug into the shop to get rewards like XP boosters, pets, followers, credits, or maybe even some armor pieces. For the first couple months after NOTD 2 launches, we'll be hosting a "NOTD Special" code that will provide the majority of the promised stuff from the original NOTD Transfer plans (such as the Black Ops rank set, Infested camo, ect). COMMANDO Pretty sure I want to put Warsong in Tier 2 and give Tier 3 a kill-charge DPS booster. Problem is I don't want to have two kill-charge abilities on the same character, so I'd have to make something new for Awe's Tier 3 to compete with skylasers. Commando is on the backburner right now, though - I'll worry about him when he's actually closer to being implemented.