The Kano office is getting packed up today in preparation to move to another floor of the building! More whiteboard space to draw out all our plans for feature adjustments, and an excuse to order pizza while we unpack all our bobbleheads and Lego sets on Monday. We’re excited to bring you a big change to raids this week, hopefully the first of many designed to make the events more fun and more social. The ability of to “wipe” or “perish” a raid is something we’ve heard complaints about for a long time, and by changing this we hope to make people feel safer making their raids public, and ensure that more raids are full and completed. That’s why, starting with the Viking Clan raid next week, there will be no permanent downside to having your raid wiped. If your party’s health goes to zero, the attack buttons will be greyed out until you heal up again, but once you do so everything will continue as normal. Healing will still be important though, as if your party health goes below 50%, you will collect less XP with each attack than if you were fully healed. Any questions on this, just let us know! We’ve also made a number of changes to the error and alert messages on the raid boss so that they won’t move the attack button when they pop up; we know many of you found this frustrating and so we were glad to get a chance to fix it once we were already in the code. Next up - Monday will see the new PvP changes applied to LCN. We shared some info about this in the forums recently; basically we are increasing the effect of Attack and Defence Skill Points on your total strength. This type of rebalancing has occurred a few times in the life of the game and should make things more fun and competitive within people’s fight ranges. We have reduced the change a bit from our original estimate and will monitor things closely. The Referral program has been live on Kano Play 2 since Tuesday — thank you to everyone who referred their friends! We’ve been keeping a close eye on these new signups for any alt behaviour but things look good so far. It’ll be a while yet still but we’re also working on bringing this feature to mobile coming up. If you haven’t checked this out yet, take a look at your profile page and start earning some rewards as your friends make accounts and level up! To wrap things up we have a little teaser for you… We’ve been working on a new feature that offers you a special quest to complete each day for a set of random rewards. Not too many details yet but we might have some screenshots to show off coming up. Stay tuned! Terrible joke, and I swear this one is @mi7ch's fault: Why do Norwegian ships have barcodes on them? Spoiler So when they dock they can Scandinavian.