"raped beyond repair"? What do you mean? We're not lowering strength and speed, we're basically raising dex and def and making all of them work properly. Everyone will notice a change, but it shouldn't be a bad change for anyone. Everyone will get used to it within a week and life will go on.
Right but what about the people who invested so much time into a single stat just to find out a year or 2 later that they wasted their time. I like the prospect of a new attacking system, I am behind you on that 100%, but you can't blame me for being nervous after investing so much time in this. Espescially when things that have already been released havn't been fixed. Don't get me wrong i know you and the rest of the staff are working hard but I have to say sometimes my faith that the things implemented will work properly is kinda low, I do on the other hand have faith that if they are broken, they can just be fixed again. Which brings us back to things that are broken that need fixing before a new feature. ie - blackjack is fixed, cant use temp items, and they are older than me, cant use holiday items other than candy. etc
items....when will those be available to sell? Two years from now? As for the stat system I will reserve judgement until I see it implemented and how it works out. I can totally understand how its going to really annoy some with a couple years invested in training stats a certain way..guess the "formulas" will have to re reconfigured at the so called "TC help Sites" (chuckles)
but i like update provided they don't have problem:P
change ...but in order for any game to be a success they have to keep adding to it and changing it up here and there or it gets old for players that have been around for awhile. Im actually looking forward to seeing this new idea in action then will see how well it works.
By ---stone--- 
The new attack system will now feature roshambo (rock, paper, scissors)
best 2 out of 3 wins determining who gets to attack first (or atleast try to get first shot in)
That makes no sense at all. If someone is attacked whilst walking down the street then they have no way of knowing they are about to be attacked so the attacker would always get first hit. It isn't a duel or a boxing match its a mugging/ street fight, you don't draw lots to see who goes first! The attacker should have the element of surprise.
so i guess playing eeny meeny miny mo instead would be out of the question to
what about when faction declares on another faction each of the members online do a little westside story first.
:p I've been around here long enough to know some of the dumb stuff gets through the good update filter. That combined with a very early start this morning my sense of humour may have been a little lacking (plus you're not that funny )
glad to see it - but if job related skills and other things help combat - sure LEVEL should also be a contributor? It may at least give pause for thought for all the ppl using the "holding back" exploit (exploit being my opinion:P)