For those of you wondering about the planner and the upcoming enhancement overhaul, here is the latest news.
We are working on it. Dragonstar and I have been skeletoning together the new system. We are essentially going to be duplicating the enhancement screen in the game.
We took all the old code for enhancements and basically threw it out (which is scary. Just in text files, that was 17,000 lines of text, plus all the actual code itself, we probably chunked 20K lines of data, all together).
Dragon has been working on a format for the new text files and has put in three of the trees (for Warforged, Bladeforged, and Drow), and I think we are up to about 500 lines of text for that now. I have been writing new classes for the enhancements (mostly at this point just to read in the new data). I think Dragon is planning on working on the new UI for the system, once we've got all the data read into the program.
As to what is already done, Dragon added in the Bladeforged race, as well as levels 26-28. So we are all set there. I have been working long term on that new printout. It is, essentially, done at the moment with some caveats (there are three more sections to add, but right now they are just stubs [Enhancements, Destinies, and Pets], so there is nothing for me to do with them yet until we get those sections added), and also I still have to go back and finish the "Defense" section. But otherwise it is finished.
I believe we have a few other misc odds and ends to work on for the U19 release (updating feats and spells and whatnot). A few bugs to squash. And that ought to be it. I think at that point we will have a release for you guys. And I hope this appears some time right around when U19 hits (that gives us less than two weeks, we'll do our best).
Short term, we are also planning on doing the destinies. I believe the plan is to get started on those right after we finish the enhancement update release.
A bit longer term, after the EDs, I'm going to get into overhauling the forum output functions (including finally giving you guys template creation abilities). And then pets are on the docket.
So that's both the short terms and long term plans for the planner. Once we have the new enhancement UI up and at least sort of running, I'll show you guys a screenshot. So stay tuned...