Well, the fact that I find the issue in a computer game of AD&D that has no DM reminds me that the problem is inherent in the system. The fact that the latest version of the system fixed most of the problem suggests to me that a solution is quite practicable. The fact that the DDN design team don't even plan to do more than tell us that it's an issue strikes me as simple disavowing of responsibility.My point is that it won't matter. Whatever systemic solution they tried to insert would only solve the issue for a handful of the players who had that specific problem with the 5-minute workday/going nova situation that the solution was meant to solve. The other 90% of the gamer population would be wondering what the heck those rules were created for.
OK, but Circe was a minor goddess. I can see why minor deity PCs are popular when the baseline is "hero", but I'd hardly call them "balanced".Circe defeated the Argonauts with just a few enchantments, and those guys were literally the stuff of legends.