To prepare for the upcoming script update, hud update, web site update, and nocturnals, the backend server code base is getting an upgrade. While I often make minor incremental changes to the servers without an announcement, it's usually just minor tweaks or bug fixes that don't warrant one. However, today is definitely different!
Since the beginning of the Meeroos, people have speculated that we tweak things in the genetics/code if we think something is coming out too fast or slow or whatever. But the reality has been, we have never made any changes to any of that sort of thing before now. In the interest of full disclosure, I am telling you that such changes are going into place now. When testing hybrids, we discovered there was an anomaly in breeding cross-species that caused more mutations than originally intended. I'm calling this an anomaly because I'm not sure if it should be classified as a bug or a feature. Anyways, I have made corrective measures in the code for this - no DNA for any roo has been touched or ever will be. However, with introduction of Nocs and hybrid breeding, this issue was exacerbated and had to be addressed. Please note, I think I have toned it down to an acceptable level, but at some point, statistically changes like this are interlinked with the population size, which I don't know exactly what it will be in the future. In layman's terms, I'm reserving the right to go back and tweak this again in the future if we're seeing too few mutations. And of course, there are changes to the DNA code to integrate nocturnals and hybrids, but this code should be dormant until Nocturnals are out.
You will see some of the new trait info for hybrids and nocs appear as a result of this update, for example, when you long click a roo/nest, just don't expect to actually breed out any of the new traits just yet!
ps. ok, I talked with the team and I think we're going to go ahead and activate a little genetic 'treat' for your existing diurnal roos provided there are no major hiccups with this rollout!
UPDATE: Ooops, there was a debug setting on the server left in by accident. If your roo was coaxed/rebuilt/updated the DB during 12:30 - 12:45 SL time today, it will need to be rebuilt again. You will know because the Roo will have said something in local about missing meals. Sorry for the hiccup!