Minions, tokens and reticules, oh my! Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa highlights various changes in place and coming to a patch day near you. A good portion of the Ranger and Spy changes are coming soon to the game servers, but they aren't the only classes with adjustments in the works.
A good example of this is a new minion system that will strongly benefit classes such as the Exobiologist. The new minion system is planned to allow players access to have more control over their pets and pace of combat resulting in more rewarding gameplay. More information on this will be available as this makes it closer to the Live Servers. And on the subject of pets, in 1.7 pets will receive a damage bonus from the number of points their master places in their Mind attribute.