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Title:Add note that ruler step down reason is shared to all rulers on the continent

Summary: I remember this being a small issue when people did not realize that when stepping down as Ruler, they did not only address their own realm with their 'reason'. They address all rulers on the continent with that reason. Sometimes it might be good not to share everything, when knowing this.

Details: On the StepDown page for 'Ruler', simply add a line in Italics or whatver to mention that their reason will be broadcasted to all Rulers of the continent.

Benefits: More transparancy, as some in the past shared some details that not all rulers should be knowing. Little coding effort.

Possible Downsides/Exploits: None whatsoever.

Feature Requests / Game Announcements continent wide
« on: May 11, 2020, 08:26:25 AM »
Make Game Announcements continent wide

While we have the News Ticker, certain game updates should be sent continent wide. Perhaps it's best to just send out a golden admin message stating 'There is a new Game Announcement' or something? Or at least that you can find something new in the News Ticket. Certainly for the ones containing Updates to the game functionality.

Certain new features, fixes or updates actually influence live choices of people. My FR comes from the fact that we had a Duke abandoning a region being TO'ed. While I agree with the feature and the fact that without it, it would be an exploit, the player in fact never saw the Game Announcement before she did the job.

People would be informed. I happen to miss some updates as well because it's just not always clear (certainly for people not actively using the Forum).

Possible Downsides/Exploits:
Well, you would need to code that in somehow, to be automatically triggering a message to all continents. Perhaps some would mark it as being clutter and don't need it?
News Ticker is probably there for a reason, to keep it out of the game directly. So that's a thing, perhaps.

Love to hear other people's views on this.

Feature Requests / Approved: Add link to character details
« on: May 04, 2020, 07:44:18 AM »
Title: Add link to character details

Summary: Add link to character details

When an infil is captured red-handed we get this realm wide message. Would be good to have a link to the character page there:

message to all nobles of Keplerstan
A saboteur in XXX has done 15 % of damage to the local production. The culprit was caught red-handed, however. He is identified as Evil Evilstani, from Evilstani, and thrown into prison.

Benefits: Direct access to details and history of said infiltrator

Possible Downsides/Exploits: Someone needs to code it. No exploits.

Feature Requests / Approved: Switch Estate as a Lord
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:18:33 PM »

Title: Switch Estate as a Lord

Summary: Optimize the process for a Lord to simply switch between his own estates. Currently, there's an abandon action, wait period, take up new estate action.

Details: Proposal: From the GovernEstates.php page, give the Lord the option to simply switch between 2 estates. It happened to me when I was a knight of a region and become a Lord. So I wanted to pick the better estate, but now I first need to abandon (lose 2 hours), wait a half day, and pick a new estate (lose hours again?).
The Switch action would take just 2 hours of your time pool. It's just much faster.

Benefits: Optimizing flow without needlessly performing multiple actions and waiting in between.

Possible Downsides/Exploits: At this point, I'm not sure how it can be exploited.

Title: Add realm diplomacy colors to Scouting.php

Summary: On the play-travel.php page we have colors to indicate if the realm is friend or foe (or neutral,...). I'd like to have the same on Scouting.php page.

Details: See above, it's all I have to say about it.

Benefits: Consistency. Knowing if you're scouting enemy land or neutral/friendly from a glance (or if you don't know the real status between your realms).

Possible Downsides/Exploits: Coding effort, too many colors on the page, ...

Development / MOVED: [Request] Delayed Orders
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:48:34 AM »

Development / NewReader/NewWriter feedback
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:24:41 PM »
Hi all,

Following the announcement Tim made about the recent changes to the Message System (and how it uses scout reports as 'attachments'), he also shared the following:

In about a month (once all the existing messages are finished going through the system), we will also be putting live some of the last code Tom worked on for BattleMaster before moving on to Might & Fealty: updated message-writing and message-reading pages. These are currently still unfinished, but have actually been available for general testing for years now. You can find the New Writer and New Reader in the /experimental/ area and test them out for yourself (you will want to copy those links) and give feedback, but be aware that they are still not fully complete.

I'd like to open this topic so anyone who wishes to give feedback on this new (unfinished!) message system, can post it here.

We thank you.

Development / MOVED: Line of Succession
« on: August 01, 2018, 07:56:43 AM »

Development / MOVED: Free Up Information
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:26:24 AM »

Development / MOVED: Unit Disipline
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:55:58 PM »

BM General Discussion / Wanted: New Facebook Cover image!
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:23:36 PM »
Hi all,

Has it always been YOUR dream to help BM?
Do you have a creative mind & skill or an insane amount of relevant stock photos?

TODAY could be YOUR day!

Battlemaster is looking for a new Facebook Cover image to replace the current (old) one!

Suggestions are welcome, but please only serious ones. Banners, maps, public domain images,...

BM thanks you.

Reward: Respect & mentioned on the FB photo.

Feature Requests / Adventurer Stalls
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:56:51 PM »
Okay so I wanted to poke around and get opinions of those people who actively play adventurers since I no longer do.

We had this long time standing feature request (approved, by the way) about having Adventurer Stalls. An Advy could set up a stall in a certain region, stay with it and have other advies buy the stuff that the guy puts in his still. Of course there would be some restrictions, conditions, requirements, fees, costs,.. but those could be detailed out at a later stage.

My question would be, would this feature still serve much purpose? Looking at the playerbase and probably the diminishing amount of advies still around, would you still be interested in this?

I'm not interested in putting time & effort in something that would barely get used.

So opinions are welcome.

Title: Badge 'Achievements' system (gamification) instead of fame points

Summary: See title
I am not sure it was ever proposed on this forum already. If it was, don't hesitate to link it here.

But instead of the fame points which have, over the years, grown quite static as nobody is really looking into the unknown fame points anymore, why not use a badge system that you unlock badges for certain achievements. I think I vaguely remember Delvin talking about something like this.

So just to hear you out what you guys think.

The system would replace (or not?) the fame point system. Known fame points could be transferred into 'badges' that you earned. Or we could start from scratch. Unknown fame points that were not discovered yet could remain hidden until you unlock them.
What I'm not certain about is unknown fame points that probably many of you already have but they were never identified as such. (Mostly referring to this wiki page [[Fame_Box]]).

A separate page linked to your family page, or directly on your family page you could then see all the badges one has already gathered instead of just a 'number of fame' and the possibility to track it on wiki (which not everyone does).

Examples of websites or apps that use badges from the top of my head (not sure they are known to you): Tripadvisor, Swarm,..

Benefits: It would add more intrigue/interest in achieving such points. Might not add something new but it would renew the interest in gathering fame points perhaps. Also I'd work with appealing visuals (badges).

Possible Downsides or Exploits: Not sure how to handle unknown fame points which have already been attained by people (we would have to make them known),...

Let me know what you think.

BM General Discussion / Average messages per realm (last month)
« on: December 17, 2017, 04:04:53 PM »
Since Chénier was interested and I have the data anyway. These are the average amount of message sent per realm over the last 4 weeks (numbers are per week).

  • Perdan (52.75)
  • Sirion (554.75)
  • Caligus (97.25)
  • OI (4.5)
  • Nivemus (196.75)
  • Eponllyn (42.5)
  • Fallangard (13)
  • Perleone (83.25)
  • Vix Tiramora (294.75)
  • Alara (72.75)
  • Minas Nova (11.5)
  • Shadowdale (55.75)
  • Highmarch (424.25)
  • Ikalak (2.5)
  • Taselak (2.75)
  • Sandalak (0.5)
  • Thalmarkin (159.25)
  • Fronen (107.75)
  • Nothoi (141.5)
  • AA (76)
  • Spearhold (1.5)
  • Gotland (108.5)
  • Shattered Vales (85.5)
  • OS (301.25)
  • Angmar (333.75)
  • Grehkia (135)
  • Angand (55.33)
  • Caelint (32)
  • OT (67)
  • Lukon (17.25)
  • Oritolon (10)
  • Assasins (18.25)
  • Aren (16.25)
  • Wetham (23.5)
  • Portion (4.5)
  • Gothica (28.5)
  • Halcyon (23.75
  • Madina (35.5)
  • Astrum (312)
  • D'hara (150)
  • Morek Empire (143.75)
  • Luria Nova (178.25)
  • Swordfell (186.25)
  • HD (21.5)
  • Arnor (72)
  • Fissoa (12.5)
  • Westgard (83.25)
  • Avernus (91)
  • Sol (58)

BM General Discussion / Social Media
« on: September 26, 2017, 02:27:17 PM »
Greetings members of the Forum,

I have been brainstorming with Renodin on the IRC chat about the possibility to boost our player number by more actively using the social media of Battlemaster.

I currently have no idea who actually owns our Facebook or Twitter page (I'm guessing it is Vita, I left him a note). But we would need someone to keep these things alive and post new and original content.

I found this on the volounteer page as well:

Social Media
Would you like to help spread the word of BattleMaster? Want to help keep the Facebook group ( and Twitter account ( updated with news of in-game events? Have other recruitment or marketing ideas?

About the exact content, we were still brainstorming. Renodin mentioned something about interesting Roleplays, or nicely written ones. Important events in BM history (I'm thinking about the death or birth of new realms, invasions, death of legendary hero?,..), dev updates on new features or bug fixes (basically the announcements section),..

I created this thread for the following:
1. So Delvin/Vita would see it, because ultimately the decision what to do with those accounts is in their hands I think.
2.Search for someone (or more than 1?) who is willing to put in time and effort to post such stuff/handle the social media in general.
3. Get more ideas of interesting content we could share on those social media
4. If any of you have other types of ways of spreading awareness about BM or marketing/advertising, be my guest.

Feel free to add/apply/discuss/...

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