Warrior Cats
 of the Forest



Character Birth Dates

Posted by Ember on March 16, 2018 at 2:05 AM

Hello everyone! As you might have noticed, characters’ birth dates are starting to appear on the clan pages and a field for birth date has been added to the Character Updates Page new character form. I’ve decided to make this change for a few reasons:

  1. To make it easier for members to check on their characters’ ages by removing the need to sort through records or the Character Updates Page
  2. To reduce the amount of weekly record keeping I need to keep up with and shorten update times, so I can focus my efforts on building up the parts of the website that members care most about.
  3. To reduce the number of mistakes on Monthly Meows, particularly in regards to elder ceremonies and deaths

I’m hoping to make this transition as painless as possible, but unfortunately there are just so many characters that tracking down all of their birth dates is no easy task and I expect it may take as long as two weeks to track them all down. As such, I must ask for your patience and- if you have the time to spare or have saved up your own characters’ birth dates- help gathering the dates themselves.

This change to the pages will not affect the aging system. If a cat is posted as a kit on October 2nd, 2017, they will become an apprentice in the early November ceremonies, become a warrior in the early January ceremonies, will become an elder at some point in September 2018, and can die as late as October 31st, 2018.

In order to calculate your characters’ post dates based on when they were posted, subtract their age upon posting from the post date. That is, the post date and the character’s birthdate are only the same date when the character is posed as a kit. If they’re posted as an apprentice, their birthdate is a month before their post date. If they’re posted as a warrior/deputy/leader/medicine cat, their birthdate is three months before their post date. If they’re posted as an elder, their birth date is 11 months before their post date. For instance, a warrior posted on April 18, 2018 has a birth date of January 18, 2018.

I’m currently unable to post responses to blog entries, so if you have any questions please shoot me a private message.

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Reply ♡GhostlyBunnie♡ Lav
2:20 AM on March 16, 2018 
Nice, this is a cool feature to help you out!
Reply River
6:29 AM on March 16, 2018 
Could I suggest maybe adding a link to this guide, or just a link to a postmonth - birthmonth conversion chart somewhere on the character updates page? I feel as though many now members may misunderstand this, and linking to an explanation or conversion chart may help reduce confusion, even if some is still inevitable.
Reply Alienfish
10:47 AM on March 16, 2018 
You know Ember's tired when October 2nd becomes October 2st.
Reply ♡GhostlyBunnie♡ Lav
10:55 AM on March 16, 2018 
XD I thought that was a little funny too xD it happens to the best of us
Reply Ember
11:12 PM on March 18, 2018 
(Since I can finally post again!)

The Character Updates Guide has already been updated to explain the birth dates and is linked on the Character Updates Page.

Oh dear, fixed that typo!