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Esteemed fellow Genesis Enthusiasts, A fairly major change has been implemented in the realms. We have introduced a new system for items whereby when you quit, or when Army strikes, all items in your inventory and in guild racks save. This replaces the former mechanic in which only certain items would "glow." Now, all items glow, always, and will save over logins or reboots. The change is being made to address a critical issue. Many visitors who found Genesis and gave it a try decided to quit and not return when they discovered that gear does not save. It was a deal-breaker issue, and one that has caused us to lose players that otherwise may have stuck around long enough to discover that they loved the game and wanted to remain part of the community. We took a look at various ways to change the way items save in the game, considering things like lockers, non-magical saving, worn/wielded saving, etc. However, in the end we elected to go with what seemed the simplest method, both easy to understand for a new player, and easy to implement. This is going to change gameplay. The way gear is handled in the game will need to be reconsidered by players on an individual and guild level. It will be interesting to see what develops, and we are fairly certain that issues will arise that necessitate further tweaks to get the system where we want it for good gameplay. In that regard, we ask for patience and help from the players who experience problems. Please mail me about the issues you are experiencing so we can correct problems we feel must be addressed. For now, we are in a trial period. We hope this will make the game more friendly for visitors, and that it will be a good change overall. Many thanks to all who participated in forum discussions, and to Cotillion who provided his usual code expertise. G. p.s. We are doing a maintenance Armageddon to finalize this update. It assures that all items in the game save, rather than just the ones that spawned since the update was made live. The change is to be considered live AFTER that Armageddon, which I am triggering as I post this note.