Unseeing moods

ANNOUNCE NEWS #4116
Date: 04/24/2014 at 16:06
From: Sarapis, the Logos
To : Everyone
Subj: Unseeing moods

Hi all,
(TL;DR: CONFIG MOODS OFF is a thing now.)

Moods have gotten a bit of a mixed reaction, with some people really liking them and some people really disliking them. Fair enough! I'd generally prefer that you all like something or dislike it, as that makes decisions easy, but it's not the case here.

At any one time, currently about 25% of players are adopting a mood, which is somewhat higher than I would have expected actually, given that people turn moods on and off and that 25% is a snapshot of who is using it right now. That percentage rises to 30-35% if we only look at, for instance, just players level 80+ (newbies won't even know about moods at first).

While we decide what to do with moods overall to potentially make them better, we've just added a way for those who dislike moods to simply stop seeing them. CONFIG MOODS OFF.

We'll be pondering how to make moods better, but in the meantime, problem solved for those of you who dislike seeing moods.

Penned by My hand on the 18th of Daedalan, in the year 653 AF.