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Announcements / The Lemuria Renaissance
« on: April 01, 2019, 10:48:22 PM »
So, we were having a discussion about which would be interest to tackle as a side project, for when we aren't working on bigger things, and thought we'd just ask you all what you thought would make a good first or second project to look at.

Since we've got so many options, we're going to let you pick your top 2.

(If you're not seeing a voting option, click here to be taken to the forum.)

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Feature Requests / Brainstorming: Monikers / Nicknames / Callsigns
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:44:13 AM »
Title: Monikers / Nicknames / Callsigns

Summary: Have a proper means to add callsigns, nicknames, monikers, or whatever you want to call them to character names.

Details: This would add a method by which a player can customize the nickname or 'callsign' of their character, having it appear in single quotes between the character and family names.

Benefits: People can add some more flavor to their name, letting them express themselves more.

Possible Downsides/Exploits: People can add some flavor to their name, not necessarily what others call them. It'd also take some coding work, though looking at how names are generated, I don't think it'd be *too* bad. It may allow non-SMA things in SMA environs, not that that can't be fixed with an SMA complaint to the titans. It'd be fairly simple to lock this behind a character lifespan requirement or an honor/prestige requirement or something too.

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[explorers] Mission Control / Any players?
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:37:44 PM »
So, I'll admit some curiousity at this. Did anyone here actually buy the book and play it? Is it something that every player needs a book if they wanted to play remotely with other people?

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Feature Requests / Heraldry on Messages
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:51:25 AM »
Title: Display Family Heraldry on Messages
Summary: Display a small version of the family heraldry on messages, probably on the right side. As heraldry is stored as svg files, this would increase individual message load sizes by, at most, 29KB per message.
Details: In combination with the above, the file size increase would only be per message if every message was from a unique person, and not just the game telling you what happened. As this would increase bandwidth usage and add another thing to see, we may only wish to add this to the main browser format, rather than the mobile view. It may also be possible to have a user setting to disable them, which might not be a bad idea.
Benefits: It looks cool and makes it easier to recognize message senders at a glance, in contrast with the game's "every name is white" present format.
Downsides: Load times would increase a small amount as the browser would need to download each individual .svg file for each heraldry, and it may clutter the message display.

Edit: Wimpie yelled at scolded me for not using the format prescribed for feature requests.

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Legends / Community Discord: For when you want to chat!
« on: December 23, 2017, 07:49:52 PM »
Hey everyone, just thought I'd mention, if you want to chat about this game with your fellow players, there's a channel setup on the Lemuria Community Discord server here: https://discord.gg/N7kDSt5

Hope to see you around!

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Characters / Solarus
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:45:44 AM »
A [ERROR: "tug/pull/feeling/push"?]. Or a [ERROR: "feeling/touch/sensation"?]. The faintest of them, graced [ERROR: "his/her/its/???"? ASSUME: "his"] [ERROR: "self/being/conciousness"?]. No, it grazed his [ERROR: "counciousness/self/mind/being"?]. As one [ERROR: "dies/inalive/unbeing/destroyed"?], another is [ERROR: "created/begun/started/born"?]. That is what was [ERROR: "determined/predestined/fated/always"?]. No, it was [ERROR: "discussed/agreed/determined/fated"?]. Irrelevance. No matter. No time. No space? Pause. [PARADOX: Pause in zero spacetime?] Or it would be in that whence he had [ERROR: "come/arrived/appeared/begun"]. To him, the question was [ERROR: "unsounding/mute/pointless/meaningless"?]. He had transcended spacetime as well as [ERROR: "place/dimension/level/existence"?] and [ERROR: "place/dimension/level/existence"?].

He waited. [PARADOX: Pause in zero spacetime?]

[ERROR: "existence/self/level/dimension/all"?] [ERROR: "determined/begun/started/placed"?].

He waited.

Then the [ERROR: "place/being/existence/all"? ASSUME: "universe"] breathed.

Like those [ERROR: "before/not yet/after"][PARADOX: "Referencing non-referential point"] there would be [ERROR: "not-self/others/enemies/allies/beings"? ASSUME: "others"].

If he was here, they would be too. If they were not yet, they would be soon.

He [ERROR: "looked/viewed/surveyed"?].

A star.

A world.

The balance was incomplete.

So this was to be his beginning.

He would have many names, and many legends, but some would he was known as [ERROR: "Name/Self/Reference/Solarus"? ASSUME: Solarus].




Enter the trans-/higher-dimensional being.

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Development / A Legacy of Descriptions?
« on: December 10, 2017, 01:38:40 PM »
So, some of you may be aware, I primarily work on M&F, but I've no problem sharing my efforts when I think there's a use for it. For instance, right now I'm working on a system for Might & Fealty to unify 90% of the game's future descriptive areas into a single place. Which, I know, I know, BM has had descriptions on things for a while. However, this will include the storage and maintenance of legacy descriptions for things, which means you can research them down the line to see what previous descriptions for an area were, who changed them, and when.

Fundamentally, for BM, this would put descriptions for characters, families, regions, guilds, guild houses, religions, temples, unique items, unit groups, etc., all on a single database table, all handled the same way, and for those that make sense to be researchable, have them be researchable.

At a basic level, BM and M&F are similar enough that the vast majority of my work on this for M&F can easily enough translate to BM, so once it works in M&F, minor changes are all that is needed for BM. This means the dev time should be relatively minimal.

The question is, is this something that BM would have an interest in having?

If so, what should be describable? And which of those should be a thing you can look into?

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BM General Discussion / MOVED: Bugtracker bug
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:41:12 PM »

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BM General Discussion / Do you remember the War Islands mini-game?
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:48:38 PM »
If you do, what did you think of it, and would you be interested in seeing it again?

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SM General Discussion / What even was this?
« on: October 10, 2016, 02:13:20 AM »
Anyone who remembers, care to explain what SpellMaster actually was?

I was around for it's semi-revival but didn't get into it, and I'd like to put a page on the community site about it.

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BM General Discussion / A BattleMaster Fan Site?
« on: October 07, 2016, 07:36:20 PM »
So, as some of you may know, I run the M&F Fan Site & Wiki, and I'm expanding my hosting plan to allow accomodating a M&F Test Server. That said, I want to actually use most of this hosting plan, so I'm expanding the plans a bit.

It'll include:
  • A primary LemuriaCommunity site that will aggregate associated sites and offer some central services
  • A survey tool that will be used at least for M&F, possibly BM as well (it's under review)
  • The MightAndFealtyFans Main Site
  • The M&F Wiki
  • And any other neat thing.
Ideally, it'll also feature single sign on for the various sites, and a part of me would like to bring back the old metabets system that ran for BM way back in the day, and potentially even reopen the BM War Islands game (potentially even expand it, and turn it into a thing of it's own, if Tom will let me).

That said, the main site for BM that will run a blog of it's own for news and updates and dev commentary and interviews or whatever, does not yet have a name.

So, if you'd all submit whatever name you think is coolest, we can do a vote on them once I have a list.

Thank you!

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Roleplaying / A Note on Copying Messages from the Game
« on: September 14, 2016, 12:39:40 PM »
I know it's super easy to just copy and paste things in, but with multiple themes, especially any that have white or lighter color backgrounds, please take a moment to strip any color tags out of your post. There are a couple options:
  • If you don't mind a loss of other formatting, you can just select everything in your post and click "Remove Formatting" above (looks like an A with an arrow to another A). If you'd like a shortcut for this, Ctrl+A is a shortcut for selecting everything on at least Windows. If you have the cursor in the post editor box, it'll only select everything in the post's text editor.
  • If you really want the formatting, switch views to the non-html editor and look for anything that has the below and remove them. This will force the messages to default back a user's given theme's default colors for posts.
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[color=255,255,255] or something similar, as well as [/color]
    Your fellow forum-goers will appreciate it, I'm sure! Thank you.

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    This Forum / New Themes are Available
    « on: September 12, 2016, 12:52:45 PM »
    Thanks to some poking by Wimpie, I've added a few themes to the forum, that you can select in your own profile's "Look and Layout" option. The default is Chocolate Curvaceous, but there are a few others, like Ambassador2.0 as used on M&F's forum, or AlphaCentauri if you like a starry background and white post backgrounds (I'm using that now, fwiw.)

    If you would like to make some suggestions, you can find a large list of SMF themes available here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/

    I'll take a look at any suggestions, and unless they break something, add them for your enjoyment.

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    Announcements / Black Forest on Steam & Forum Changes
    « on: September 12, 2016, 11:30:19 AM »
    Hello Everyone!

    First and foremost, Black Forest went live on Steam a couple days ago. If you've been holding out, Steam makes it easier than ever to download new builds, and the game is as free as it's always been.

    In other news, I'd like to welcome Victor C, and Gabanus family to the forum moderation team. These two individuals have stepped up to keep an eye on the Locals boards, among others, which means I've more time to focus on more administration type things and less moderation type things.

    Which brings me to my last point: The "Background" board has been moved to the Community category, all SM3 boards have their own quite place under "Tom's Other Games" now, and the BM Expansions boards are now under the BM category, and, most interestingly, a few new themes have been added. You can suggest more here.

    If you've ideas on how we could make things better, as always, feel free to let us know! Thanks!

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