Test case: Loaded SRD 3.5 for Players. Created a Human Fighter. All stats 15. Added Combat Expertise as feat. Got this error:
Failed to add Ability due to null. See log for further details.
Saving, closing and reloading the character gives an other error and the character fails to load.
Unable to load the character C:\ ... \Unnamed 1.pcg The error was: null.
NB: The attached log is from 6.01.05 but the error persists in 6.01.08
Windows 7, most recent Java
Yep this is a code issue - the CHOOSE:NUMBER (temporary modifier only) is triggering code for the permanent choices when it shouldn't.
As of version 6.01.09 (Beta) adding the Combat Expertise skill now works fine, but when I try to load a character with that skill I now always get this warning:
"Template ignored: Combat Expertise trade off as a choice was expected but none was present in character."
I'll attach my test character as a repro.
This doesn't seem to get fixed by saving, applying a bonus and saving or any of the normal fixes. Just to avoid the issue I'll toss the info into the feat.
Oh dear, it's not old characters, it's any character you add Combat Expertise to, save and reload.
Looks like the issue isn't resolved like I thought. I'll leave off any commits till we fix the issue.
Should load cleanly now