- A bug was fixed, that prevented a units balance to properly refresh after equipment was bought in the shop.
- A bug was fixed on auto cap, coloring the whole planet in the new owners color, even if 3rd parties held some sectors.
- Also the other bug auto capturing a planet randomly from time to time ( Avatar, i feel your pain on Kessel ) -> should be gone now
- A new info line has been added to planetary info screen, telling you when you last auto captured a sector on a planet. This line only appears, if auto cap is possible on a planet and your last cap is at least one day in the past.
- Also, some may have noticed, on grounded Drop ships, there is an “unload all” button now
as the past weeks have shown, from time to time there is need to prove weather two units have agreed to fight at a certain date and at a certain time.
For the admin, it is kind of difficult to browse through forwarded mails or worse, have two opposite opinions and no proof at all.
Therefore the following steps have been takens to ensure a proof save method, giving absolute security to players and admins / community managers:
- The scheduler under ISW/Scheduler is gone, as it did not include a way to tell who had posted a schedule.
- The Command Center calendar can now only be used by CO / XO level members
- The “remove entry” function from the Command Center calendaris gone
- A public schedule view has been added to the MWO/MWT section menus.
- Claims to missed drop dates and such are only processed by the admins / community managers, if scheduled through the Command Center calendar!
Now, how do these steps work:
If a CO/XO sets a date and time through the calendar in command center and the opposing unit’s CO/XO sets an entry to the same time and date, the game counts as scheduled and will be shown in the public scheduler
An example entry has been created in the MWO section’s public scheduler between the 331st RBMD and the 1st Royal Guards.
For every fight you can see both entries from defender and attacker. So from now on, we know exactly who scheduled a fight with whom and to which date and time.
Since House Steiner got a total number of 4 units active in MWO, it outnumbers all other factions now. Therefore no further Steiner applications can be processed, for balancing reasons until the other factions have likewise grown in numbers.
as ISW is growing, day to day business is also growing. As for this daily business, I am almost hindered from any bug fixing or even programming new stuff.
But still, ISW has some way to go and to evolve form a single person administration to a league for players run by players!
As a first step on this evolution I would like to introduce some community management system:
members from all units of ISW would become managers, so the daily stuff like forgotten drop reports, missed drop dates, and all the other tiny annoyances that can show up in project this big would be solved and judged by community representatives, not by a sole admin anymore.
Also those community managers could work out some defined rule set what happens, if a unit misses multiple drop dates and some code of conduct for ISW.
What people I would like to have ?
Kind persons with some understanding of ISW’s ins and outs and willing to contribute some small time in a team of like minded people, preferably at least one from every mayor faction , who is not CO/XO in a unit.
If we had something like this user based community administration, I would finally have some time again to look at some code and to finally put some of the great ideas to reality, that where brought to me during the league !
Also every experienced PHP, HTML5,CSS programmer or WordPress/Apache2/MySql Server admin is very welcome to help improve ISW to a new level!
If you think you can fill one of these roles, please contact me per mail or PM!
Status: Currently we have 3 applicants, one player from the MWT section and 2 players from MWO section. I would like to have 5, before getting you all into a chat and discuss the project and the goals and tasks of such community managers.
to ALL Kurita commanders, this is Commander AV4T4R of 1st Lyran Guards speaking.
Your frontiers are burning and falling behind our iron fist, your planets are on the edge of a massive war and you homeworld will fall in my grip… there is nothing you can do to avoid this fate… NOTHING.
We tried to offer you a truce in several occasion and you have never got the opportunity. You reacted to us shouting the promise to bath in our blood… but I want to remind you that the only blood that fills the battlefields is your one.
SO know I’m here and I dictate you the following pact.
I, AV4T4R, first of my name in the Steiner kingdom, command you to pay a tribute to Steiner in order to keep a peace between our units.
To be sure about your intentions we will take your HomeWorlds under siege but we will respect our truce and we will not demolish your empire if you will agree to our terms and conditions.
Moreover we want to you to partecipate in our military activities and to support us as WE ORDER and WHEN WE ORDER against WHO WE WILL TELL YOU.
We will face the threat of the CLANS by keeping the INNERSPHERE safe from them.
This is NOT a negotiable proposal, you had the possibility to deal with me an agreement but because you were blind now I will dictate my conditions.
KURITA Commanders, you have till the end of this month to ACCEPT my terms and to resign your homeworld under my control and to accept to pay the tribute of 35.000.000 c-bills per month per each of your units to Steiner.
If you dont accept by the end of the month there will be NO ALLIANCE able to save you, NO UNIT able to protect you, within few days you will be eradicated from the galaxy and the RED will become a “forgotten colour” in the Galaxy map.
I’m looking to hear from you soon
1st Lyran Guards
-End of Transmission-
Currently there is not such thing a planetary blockade in ISW. The feature was removed a few weeks ago, due to some miss use and bugs.
Therefore all Aero Space Fighters are just place holders for a time, when MWO and/or MWT will somehow support a way to make them usable again.
Please do not buy them nor use them!
All new MWT units that bought fighters have gotten their fighters deleted and refunded.
All House Davion units are available for new units!
Unit leaders, I have noticed that many of you, just click the attack button and then wait for the attacked faction to react. While this would work out if we had 100+ active units and 15000+ users playing… with the actual MWO player count it does not always work!
So please in the future proceed like this:
Either before or right after clicking attack, contact the unit you want to play against and ask for appointments. A good move is, if you already provide some suggestions while doing so.
Also, please keep in mind, that your intended target unit might not be in your time zone!! Suggesting play times you know are in the middle of the night for the opponent is not a suggestion!
So after all, please be gentleman and communicate before building up pressure against opponents – this would be more fun for all of us!
Also on the other hand, I have experienced 3 units that are virtually inactive and will be free for application again, if they do not show activity within the next few days. i will contact the CO’ss of the units again and if they do not respond, delete them from the database.
For MWT there are better news as the gentleman way works there much better and now that all mayor factions within the IS are present, it starts to build up some momentum
sometimes, there are even people there, who search for a unit in ISW…
House Steiner has gotten a new Unit and is now active and attackable ^^
Same goes for House Davion!
Also Clann Hell Horse got a new Galaxy on it’s list.
Snords Irregulars are active
The Gyrfalcon Galaxy of Clan Jade Falcon is also active
Black Sun Merc Corp active.
Godd luck to all new units, may the peace of Blake be with you! :-)