ANNOUNCEMENT: GM Estild announced the state of Divergence on discord. Some of the highlights are further review of Bard spellsongs and additional wizard updates. Spell Knowledge items are currently on hold at future pay events to avoid impacting the Lost Arts spell circle. Spell Sever design evaluation is in progress to allow for magical trinkets and scroll use. Read more of what he had to say here:

Text of Discord Post follows:


GM Estild
Divergence August 2022
on 12 August 2022 at 5:34 PM
from the Official GemStoneIV Discord
in development-announces

Divergence:

After months of iterations and play testing, we now feel confident in the progress of the current Divergence setup. However, we still want to address the Bard Review to complete their toolkit now that a few outliers of their spellsongs have been adjusted. We plan to have the revised design document available soon with those details. In addition, there is likely to be a one or more updates for Wizards. Once that is complete, the updates in Divergence will become game-wide and no longer exist as a mechanic isolated to a few areas.

At that time, any Spell Knowledge items for the spells currently affected by Divergence will move to the Lost Arts spell circle (or another similar setup to maintain the existing functionality). To avoid having to do this again, there are no plans to offer Spell Knowledge items at future pay events.

Spell Sever:

We’re currently evaluating a design update for Spell Sever to allow additional spells cast from magical trinkets and scrolls based upon Magical Item Use and Arcane Symbol training. The exact formula is still a work in progress. We’re aiming for about +2 spells (that must be cast from a magical trinket or scroll), but trying not to make it too easy for Pures or too difficult for Squares to acquire.

Policy:

Lastly, POLICY 15 continues to be our driving force as we delicately try to balance the different aspects of our game and its offerings.

on 12 August 2022 at 5:52 PM
from the Official GemStoneIV Discord
#mechanics
Drigler — Today at 2:51 PM Estild, if you’re still around, are there still plans to do a spell setups review? dont think thats addressed/mentioned in the announcement

Estild — Today at 2:52 PM
Yes, and very soon.

Estild — Today at 2:42 PM
Spell Sever will not be game-wide.

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