|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:
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.
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