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Upcoming updates - read this!

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Hey, folks, web monkey here. Sometime this winter or spring as late as next summer sometime next year WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER, the website will be undergoing a big ol' block of updates:
  • Knowledgebase:
    • A database of our assembled universe including guides and handbooks, listings of weapons, vehicles and equipment, detailed ship and planetary maps, a history of the game's notable missions or campaigns, and friends and enemies alike
  • Linked accounts:
    • Multiple characters linked to a single forum account — log in with one username, post as any of your characters
    • A built-in approval queue for character submissions
    • A full-fledged character builder and manager on the user control panel, including a random name generator, automatic imperial-metric conversions, and drafts of unfinished characters
    • Dynamic, automatically-updated rosters
  • Awards:
    • A new awards system with OOC badges for players and IC ribbons for characters, easily added or removed through a control panel
  • Skins:
    • +SpacePilotX, aka SP4k 2: Rebuilt accordingly for the above changes, with Javascript/AJAX integration
    • -SpacePilot4k: Removed entirely and replaced with SpacePilotX
  • And otherwise:
    • Assorted tune-ups to the forum and its layout, including (but not limited to) a better-integrated chatroom with user-specific options
    • An upgrade to phpbb 3.0.9 (just before 3.1 is released, I expect)
    • Properly-themed server error pages instead of the default "we couldn't find the file -- hell, we couldn't even find an error message" page
    • Anti-hotlinking, and other such wonders
Yes, this will involve downtime. Probably a week at most, but don't quote me on it. If you're worried that you'll have to register all over again — don't. The existing accounts and posts will still be there and your password will be the same, but your username will be different on account of combining character accounts into a single login.

So, please let me know before then who your characters are and what you want to be called. It isn't necessary but it makes it a bit easier on me and guarantees you won't lose a character.

Well, that and it guarantees that you won't end up with a name of my choosing. Because if you do, it will be wacky. Exceedingly wacky. And you will change it immediately.

Peace out!
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Updated somewhat.
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Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

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Are you working on the multiple character linkage now? I'm coming up with Sgt Fox's bio and I was wondering if I should just submit the profile now or wait.
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I'm working on characters now, yeah. Char creation is stable, drafts are stable, editing is stable, the approval queue is unfinished but functional. I still need to do the roster before I can finish the assignment half of character approval, and I'm still trying to figure out how I'm gonna do the roster.

Submit it if you want to play him now, because like I said I'm going to take the forum down for a few days while I rebuild the users list to reflect the updates. All it is is whether you want to wait or not, because this may be a while. Note that I pushed the ETA to "as late as summer maybe".
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And now that the holidays are over, time to get that effing roster done. I have been exceedingly lazy.
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This place is a ghost town.
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yeah about that? what the fuck happened?
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People've up and left for the holidays, from the looks of it.
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I hope soo...
Front of Helmet, Louisiana State Flag sticker
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TERMINAL LANCE
Right Shin Guard in Black Sharpie, Your Ass Here and arrow pointing toward boot
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Roster's done. Nostalgia, anyone?

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The list of people who will feel the nostalgia is way, way too short. :cry:
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