Flashier Combats (posted 8:16)
Those of you using the Arena and Pit should see some improvements to the combat display today. Specifically big glowing numbers indicate damage and healing (these look better on Firefox than IE but should work on both). Meanwhile under each participant, where things like poison normally show up, you should now also see weapon effects, boosters, concentration and the like. Note that this is still a work in progress, so it's possible the wrong icon will show for some effects. Please let me know if that is the case.
NATURES ARE HERE (posted 3:21)
Yes, the thing you may have read about is finally here, Groph Natures!
From today all Grophs will have a nature, a personality trait that gives them small but special bonuses around the site. Grophs may be be Fit, Agile, Beautiful, Mannered and many more. All newly born and adopted Grophs will have a Nature from today, while existing Grophs will need to have a Nature picked for them.
For more details please see the sticky thread