Code Update: 7/21/20Posted on July 21, 2020
For one thing, we've switched from it being a hidden opt-in choice to being enabled for all users now. If you still wish to refrain from using the Battle system, you can do so by declining Quests that ask for participation or by simply starting and ending a battle without actually fighting.
You'll notice on the battle preparation page that the way you select Kith and items to go into battle has been updated for a new, more "matching" appearance. You can now easily view your Kith's battle information in a pop-up while deciding who to send into battle. If there is an item limit, instead of displaying a red error message, we now swap the items out for you automatically so that your chosen battle items never exceed the limit.
On the Kith battle pop-up and Kith profile pages, we have changed the display to no longer show default strategies, and will not show the strategies section at all if your Kith has not learned any. Hopefully that helps you choose the best strategies for your Kith's aesthetic! We have also reduced the number of strategies that a Kith can learn from 4 to 3. Anyone with a Kith who has more than 3 strategies will notice their Kith losing one of those strategies within the next 24 hours. I know those can be expensive, so please feel free to comment here if you'd like a Shard refund for a deleted strategy!
The final update for today is not in the Battle system at all, but an improvement to our sign-up page. We've fixed a minor mobile layout bug, added a confirmation email section to help avoid accidental sign-up typos, and changed the confirmation success message to a confirmation page to make it easier to see you've successfully created an account.
As usual, if you encounter any bugs, please report them in the Technical Support Forum so I can take a look and get things fixed as soon as possible!
Thank you all again for helping to make Tattered World the best it can be!