BUG POST #2:
I've noticed some MAJOR bugs with the most recent update, based on stat interaction with items/abilities;
1. Equipment appears to give no stats.
In this example, here is a character's base stats:
However, it's the same after putting on equipment:
I'm not sure if the stats are mechanically the same; weapons seem to have correct damage values, but items like Sunset's Artifact do not increase Magic or Chemical Defense, nor Max HP (in the example).
2. Buffs upgrading almost every stat.
In this example, I will be using Intuition, which should only increase accuracy, BUT, it increases almost all stats:
I can even use Mana Armor, which stacks with Intuition. (Multiple Mana Armors do not stack.)
It seems to be true for all buffs, here's Frenzy creating the same effect:
I have not tested other buffing abilities, but it is highly likely that they have the same effects. Also, amazingly, all the stat changes in this bug are MECHANICALLY SIGNIFICANT!
3. Herbs not working correctly.
First off, herbs simply do not stack. Along with this, they seem to have the same effect of buffs, along with broken debuffs:
(For simplicity's sake, all the images are after consumption, except the first)
Notice: Max HP is not decreased, only HP itself is decreased by 20. If the player is under the effects of a previous Kopako Leaf, they will not lose 20 health from another.
Notice: Max Mana is not decreased, only the Mana itself is decreased by 10. If the player is under the effects of a previous Dognip Leaf, they will not lose 10 Mana from eating another.
Notice: Max Mana is not decreased, only the Mana itself is decreased by 10. If the player is under the effects of a previous Nalpure Leaf, they will not lose 10 Mana from eating another.
Notice: Max HP is not decreased, only the HP itself is decreased by 20. If the player is under the effects of a previous Shorogyt Leaf, they will not lose 20 HP from eating another. Also, it does not give any Fire Defense.
These buffs are MECHANICALLY SIGNIFICANT. (Sorry if I missed a leaf!)
TL;DR: Equipment gives no stats besides damage values, anything that gives a buff makes you Superman, herbs have incorrect debuffs/buffs, and do not stack.
What a night! I joined the game today and I thought base stats were changed, until I took off my items! When I investigated further with the improved abilities, I was utterly confused. I thought, "What else interacts with stats?" and checked the herbs, they were all messed up! I didn't think I would be on the game for 2 hours bug testing, but it's productivity, at the least.
Apologies for anything here being intended or already addressed. With all due respect, this update stenched of bugs, sugar tits.