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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:

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

Summary: See title
Details:
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.

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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).

EC
  • 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)
SI
  • Ikalak (2.5)
  • Taselak (2.75)
  • Sandalak (0.5)
BT
  • 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)
Colonies
  • 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
DWI
  • 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)

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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:

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Social Media
Would you like to help spread the word of BattleMaster? Want to help keep the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215079182) and Twitter account (https://twitter.com/_BattleMaster_) 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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BM General Discussion / Vote for Battlemaster!
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:10:16 PM »
Hi all,

Everyone knows the playerbase of BM has gone down a lot. Besides inviting family and friends into the game, I've tried posting to communities before, which gathered some new players.

But I also found this gem on the Wiki. I'm not sure at all if these voting websites still count or mean something, but maybe we can all make an effort and step up a nodge in promoting Battlemaster? After all, we're here because we love the game and would love to see more players join again. Imagine FEI or Atamara opening up again!

http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Vote_for_BattleMaster

If you have time, please have a look. If you have additional proposals of websites/communities/ways to promote BM, please comment!

Thanks.

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Feature Requests / Approved: Wiki links in text walls
« on: June 01, 2017, 01:28:23 PM »
I recently took up the fun task of trying to get wiki links (and other HTML tags) into text walls like religion/guild boards:

http://bugs.battlemaster.org/view.php?id=7105

On the (very old) featurre request, it mentions Realm Bulletins (this already works) and religion/guild boards (that I just fixed).

Do any of you think of any other text walls that could benefit from this?

Already work: Bulletins, Region descriptions, realm description/summary, new member notice, realm border signs
Added: Religion/guild boards, Army description


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BM General Discussion / Best border signs!
« on: April 12, 2017, 10:59:08 AM »
Border signs are often very dull and practically the same (I'm one to blame as well). So I wanted to start a topic to hail those persons who managed to actually write up something clever and funny!

I'll start off with a first one I found, in Naan Forest (Outer Tilog, Colonies):

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Important Warning

I wish this sign was big enough to tell you that the only way you will possibly survive in these lands is if you bring along a

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BM General Discussion / General role
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:23:14 PM »
Hi all,

Been talking to someone through the game who does not have an account on this Forum but is playing a lot of different roles. I figured I might as well put this on the Forum (he mentioned it as well), to see what everyone thinks about it.

To be clear, I don't really have an opinion on this, because I mostly play non-military roles.

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Just been comparing my General with a Non-General character.

General has just these extra powers:

Commands
1. Step down
2. Generals bulletin
3. Assign militia

4. Other: Can see total CS and composition (infantry/etc split) on the other Info>> Armies screen, though any player can see total CS on the Politics>>Armies page.

I suggest two improvements to the General role:
1. Allow the General to see the same as a Marshal on the Armies page.
2. General should be able to appoint the Marshal and Vice-Marshal, along with the sponsor.

Otherwise might as well merge the Marshal and General roles.

Ps. Army sponsor should be able to revoke Marshal appointment access to the General, just as a regional lord can revoke the Bankers access to granaries.

I've seen several improvements to the banker role in the last year which makes them much more useful. Now the General role needs the same reforms.

Having played a lot with all the Government positions, I really like the powers of the other three, it's just the General that sucks (Marshal
Is far more powerful than General yet not elected).

Powers:

Ruler: Handles diplomacy and government/capital/duchies settings.
Judge: Xan hold courts anywhere, has load of fun options with prisoners, can discipline realm mates.
Banker: Can trade foood in all regions, can go corrupt in he black market, see overall food and tax reports, can call an early tax.
General: Er...can assign militia!!!!!!!!!!!!

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General Talk / Visiting West Coast USA
« on: January 08, 2017, 08:01:06 PM »
Hi all.

I'm planning to go and check out the West Coast of USA (I myself am from Europe), but I was thinking which places are a *MUST SEE* kind of thing.

The area we're looking in streches from San Fransisco, LA, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, national parks around that,...

The plan is to have a road trip for like 2 weeks at most.

Any tips and tricks are most welcome!

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