Despite the day's news being dominated by a certain gaming event there are some other big breaking stories for everyone to be made aware of. In the midst of the New York Comic Con that opened today, we've already gotten some new Star Wars...
Despite the day's news being dominated by a certain gaming event there are some other big breaking stories for everyone to be made aware of.
In the midst of the New York Comic Con that opened today, we've already gotten some new Star Wars news to chew on, this time in the form of the much anticipated Star Wars Rebels Season 2. Even though we've already been introduced to a few new and old characters already, and have seen one or two minor teasers, we haven't gotten a full length trailer for season two since Celebration...
Season Two of Star Wars Rebels premieres October 14th at 9:30 PM ET/PT On Disney XD
My lovely Brethren, I hope you are all well today, my dears. Tonight I am announcing that Clan Arcona is looking for a new Rollmaster! It's a critical position to the Clan as a whole, and one we want filled as soon as possible. That said,...
My lovely Brethren,
I hope you are all well today, my dears. Tonight I am announcing that Clan Arcona is looking for a new Rollmaster! It's a critical position to the Clan as a whole, and one we want filled as soon as possible. That said, applications will be open DB-wide until Sunday, October 11th, 23:59 EST (in translation, midnight on Sunday/Monday for EST or 04:59 GMT).
Applicants should have:
- Any past leadership in the Brotherhood or notable achievements listed
- Any leadership experience outside of the club or in real life that may be relevant listed
- Email turn around time of no more than 24 hours ( > 24)
- Ideas for the streamlining of requirements for Journeymen
- A solid system for assigning students with masters in correlation with the Clan's Rollmaster guidelines
- Ability to keep Rollmaster-applicable wiki pages up to date
- Ideas for Journeymen retention when the influx from Episode VII hits
- Available presence on mIRC
Note: Telegram presence is not required but recommended and very well-looked upon, as it's heavily used and provides mobile, efficient communication.
If you're interested - and why wouldn't you be? - email Esca ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]) and I ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]) your applications by the deadline. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Included in this update is yet another plug for the Battlefront Beta this weekend, information on the PC as our Battlefront platform, and Star Wars Uprising DJB Cartel info and Dev Q&A. Along with the standard competition listings, Crescent...
Included in this update is yet another plug for the Battlefront Beta this weekend, information on the PC as our Battlefront platform, and Star Wars Uprising DJB Cartel info and Dev Q&A. Along with the standard competition listings, Crescent winners, and Pendant of Blood PVP champion type dudes.
This is important enough for me to plug it in a Report I'm posting right above the Beta News. Read the Battlefront: Beta Test & Specs News Post. There's plenty of awesome information to be found in it including information on Cluster rewards for this Beta Weekend as well as a Competition that will be running during it.
Battlefront: PC as Club Designated Platform
As Pravus mentioned in his report earlier this month PC will be the official platform for the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. The two factors that weighed heavily on this decision were that historically PC games have fostered better communities followings, and that PC offers better longevity for the game.
As an example related to longevity, lets look at Jedi Academy which was released in 2003 and still has a decent amount of folks playing the game. Its useful to our club in that it is a PC game which nearly any computer can run now, and is very fairly priced so it doesn't put a financial burden on members. The same advantages could not be stated for a video game which was released in 2003 or 2004 on a console. The network to support game play may no longer work and outdated consoles may be the only ones able to run the game (depends on backwards compatibility or re-releases).
From this perspective PC is the only logical choice for our Club that takes into account long term growth.
As Pravus mentioned in his report all platforms will be supported, however there will be a Cluster advantage for PC Battlefield players. Right now we're working out if that will be a temporary (1-2 month) deal or a long term benefit.
In closing, I'm going to quote Pravus from his report on this topic, "We will support Battlefront across all platforms. Buy the game where you want, play where you want, and have fun where you want."
Star Wars Uprising: DJB Cartel Info and Dev Q&A
The Star Wars Uprising Mobile MMO game has been out and available for almost a month now. We had quite a flurry of members rush to try the game out, and I've seen several who felt it didn't live up to what they hoped for. Due to the way the Cartel system is set in the game, we can only maintain 40 members at one time. As there are additional Club Members who are active in the game and who would like to get into the main DJB Cartel (we had to form a second one to accommodate everyone) I'm going to be removing Cartel members who have not logged into the game in the last 14 days.
Now, for those of you who are still playing the game or even are still considering it and looking for a reason to pick it up again Aabs came across an interesting Dev Q&A regarding Uprising. This covers a wide range of questions from the long term viability of the game to if higher level materials will be able to be broken down into lower level materials. Its a pretty nice read, take a few minutes and gain some insight from the development team.
September's Gaming Stats
Total Members vs Environment and Members vs Others activities reviewed and approved by Fist Staff:
- Star Conflict: 90
- Diablo 3: 65
- Destiny: 52
- Matchmaking (Misc): 33
- TOR: 3
Total Member vs Member activities reviewed and approved by Fist Staff:
- Pazaak: 34
- Jedi Academy: 5
- Battlefront: 4
October Gaming Competitions
- Star Wars Commander: Tatooine: Conflict at Boonta Eve (Apple, Android, and Windows) Place the highest in the tournament to win.
- Monthly Mobile Gaming: Zombie Highway 2) Drive the farthest possible to win. Clusters of Earth for participation.
- The return of the snake Highest score wins.
- Hey everyone, get in here! Play hearthstone against other DJB members. Refer to competition for placement details and submission information.
- Matchmaking for Glory 3 Play Tier 2 games, earn Clusters, win crescents.
- Star Conflict PVP Collect the most CFs in Star Conflict to win.
- Diablo 3 Season 4 Greater Rift Ladder (Non-Seasonal Characters) Complete the highest Greater Rift on a Non-Seasonal character to place and win.
- Diablo 3 Season 4 Greater Rift Ladder (Seasonal Characters) Complete the highest Greater Rift on a Non-Seasonal character to place and win.
September & October Gorefest
Somehow I neglected a Gorefest in September. Here's the plan for the next month:
- Friday 16Oct2015 - Sunday 18Oct2015 (September Gorefest)
- Friday 30Oct2015 - Sunday 01Nov2015 (October Gorefest)
Pendants of Blood
Starting 22Mar2015 the Weekly PoB has been awarded for matches from Sunday to Friday. A second PoB will be awarded for Saturday matches, consider this a "Gaming Day". Time will be based on GMT just like competitions, so Friday at 7pm EST the "Gaming Day" will begin and conclude at 7pm EST Saturday. Following completion of the Gaming Nights project this may change back to a Sunday-Saturday one per week reward. The wiki has not been updated with this new schedule for that reason.
- 30Aug2015 - 04Sep2015: Knight Kelly Mendes of Clan Plagueis, PVP Score of 7.92 (46 Matches Played, 27 Matches Won)
- 05Sep2015: Two members competed, need 5 for PoB. This day's matches will be rolled forward.
- 05Sep2015 - 11Sep2015: Vanguard Seraphol Ceartas of Clan Odan-Urr, PVP Score of 1.5 (3 Matches Played, 3 Matches Won)
- 12Sep2015: No members competed, need 5 for PoB. This day's matches will be rolled forward.
- 12Sep2015 - 18Sep2015: Warlord Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj of Clan Taldryan, PVP Score of 5.04 (48 Matches Played, 22 Matches Won)
- 19Sep2015: Four members competed, need 5 for PoB. This day's matches will be rolled forward.
- 19Sep2015 - 25Sep2015: Warlord Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj of Clan Taldryan, PVP Score of 8.17 (48 Matches Played, 28 Matches Won)
- 26Sep2015: Two members competed, need 5 for PoB. This day's matches will be rolled forward.
- 26Sep2015 - 02Oct2015: Battlelord Frosty Romanae Tarantae of Clan Tarentum, PVP Score of 11.0 (11 Matches Played, 11 Matches Won)
- 03Oct2015: No members competed, need 5 for PoB. This day's matches will be rolled forward.
And now, some Crescents for gamers:
Star Wars Galactic Defense: Kashyyk
- 1st Place - Warlord Montresor
- 2nd Place - Mystic Landon Cruise
Star Wars Uprising: DJB Cartel XP Rush
- 1st Place - Warlord Montresor (~150,000 CXP)
- 2nd Place - Battlelord Pel (~75,000 CXP)
- 3rd Place - Master Aabsdu di Plagia Dupar (~62,000 CXP)
- Note: I determined placements based on my screenshot of the DJB Royal Guard Cartel on 30Sep. No submissions from the DJB Hit Squad Cartel surpassed the top 3 in the original guild.
Star Wars Commander: Conflict at Jundland Chasm (Windows)
- 1st Place - Adept Strategos Thanatos Entar Arconae
- 2nd Place - Prophet Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor
- 3rd Place - Prophet Howlader
Telegram Channel Join Links
If anyone would like to join a Telegram channel listed below, let me know and I can send them a join link or invite for it.
- DB Chat on Telegram Channel
- DJB Gamers Lounge Telegram Channel
- SW:TOR Chat Telegram Channel
- Star Conflict Chat Telegram Channel
- Diablo 3 Chat Telegram Channel
- Destiny Chat Telegram Channel
Useful Gaming Links
In a much awaited bit of news, last night Star Wars EA has finally shared with us the PC Required and Recommended Specs for Battlefront. This comes as we approach the start of the Battlefront Beta Test, which begins this Thursday (October 8th) and...
In a much awaited bit of news, last night Star Wars EA has finally shared with us the PC Required and Recommended Specs for Battlefront. This comes as we approach the start of the Battlefront Beta Test, which begins this Thursday (October 8th) and continues through Monday (October 12th). The Beta will be available on all Platforms (PC, PS4, and Xbox One). As you review the PC system requirements I strongly urge anyone who has concerns with if their computer can run the game to download and try the Beta. This will give you a good idea of your systems true capabilities.
Per EA Star Wars these specs are representative of the final release specifications. I copied them directly from the EA Website.
Star Wars Battlefront Beta Minimum Specs:
- CPU: Intel i3 6300T or equivalent
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- GPU: ATI Radeon HD 7850 2GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB - DirectX 11.0
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Star Wars Battlefront Beta Recommended Specs:
- CPU: Intel i5 6600 or equivalent
- RAM: 16GB RAM
- GPU: AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB - DirectX 11.1
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
The Beta Test will include three modes of playing: Walker Assault (PVP), Drop Zone (PVP), and Survival (PVE). Later tonight I will be creating an option to submit gaming activity for each of them through our usual Gaming Portal. Screenshots of match results page will be required. The purpose of this is to gather information so we can accurately determine what Cluster awards should be for each mode at launch. Based on that rewards will be low for this Beta Weekend, only one Cluster for each match (keep reading though).
We will also be running a Battlefront Beta Weekend Competition. This competition will double Clusters and be judged based on most Clusters earned (no weighting of Clusters). Unlike Gorefest, the Cluster doubling will apply to all members who participate in it. So really... its 2 Clusters per match for the Beta Weekend, because Battlefront!
Some other Beta News to be aware of is that there will be a Base Command Companion App which can be tested during the Battlefront Beta as well. During the Beta it will only function on the PC though and will not be available in its Mobile App form.
Finally, EA Star Wars just launched their official Forums associated with the Battlefront game. Not going to be able to play the Beta this weekend, but still want to know everything about it? This is probably a good place to start.
As you get warmed up for this weekend you may find yourself looking for some tips... take a read on each of these:
I'll see you on the icy plains of Hoth putting blaster bolts into some Rebel Scum this weekend DJB! The Beta is finally here!
Greetings programs! Custom Weapon Request Form The new custom weapons form is live, ladies and gents! James will update your dossier links within the hour, but if you're very much impatient, you can find it in this news post. Important notes...
Custom Weapon Request Form
The new custom weapons form is live, ladies and gents!
James will update your dossier links within the hour, but if you're very much impatient, you can find it in this news post.
Important notes and tips: The form contains all the currently available custom weapon lists and items. Please read it thoroughly before submitting - especially the parts about ranged weapons.
Also, we expect a bit of an overflow with the newest ranged and melee weapons so if you don't get your weapon right away, be patient. We're handling it. Some delays are expected.
If you see any bugs in the form contact me via e-mail with specifics and possibly screenshots, don't post this into comments of on Telegram.
If you have any questions at all, ask them in the comments or contact me directly via e-mail or Telegram (both are on my dossier).
You can find the request form HERE!
New Custom Guns!
DL-45c Magnum Heavy Blaster Carbine and E-11c Marauder Blaster Carbine are now available. That is all for the Custom guns department for a while to come. We have other projects in the works that take priority. Enjoy your new toys.
Introduction October 1st I do hate you so much. Welcome to another of my Herald reports. Today, finally, we’re releasing the Custom weapons for Non-Force Users...well, sorta. Read on to find out more. ;) I'm on the front line, don't worry...
October 1st I do hate you so much.
Welcome to another of my Herald reports. Today, finally, we’re releasing the Custom weapons for Non-Force Users...well, sorta. Read on to find out more. ;)
I'm on the front line, don't worry I'll be fine
One DC members does not the Staff make. This is very true across the board, but especially in the herald’s office. Graphics work is tedious and it takes a long, long, looooong time to get right. That said, having support often helps, and September was especially hard for me, having finals along with all my Herald work and gasp as social life.
So I wanna say thanks to my whole staff. Every one of them has stepped up in their own way to help me get to this point. They are my pillars and without them the Office wouldn’t be on track. So thank them for your new shinies. ;)
The story is just beginning
Non-Force User's Custom Items - Release!
Finally, it’s here. The Non-Force users that have recently been released are getting their Custom weapons. The weapons are divided into Ranged and Melee weapons.
How do they work?
It’s very simple. Lightsabers and Melee weapons will function in much the same vein. You will request whatever you want, depending on your rank, and it will be made from scratch for you. Truly Custom weapons. This has more to do with our workflow and techniques. Making swords/axes/hammers is very, very similar to sabers, depending on the amount of detail.
Ranged weapons, on the other hand, are nowhere near as simple. That’s why we’ve had to implement a template system. The ranged weapons listed below are ALL either Star Wars Canon or Star Wars inspired, to keep with the overall theme of the franchise and fandom. What this means is that you will be choosing whatever weapons you wish to display as custom on your dossier and we will be modifying them according to your wishes.
From material used (steel, chrome, blackened metal, bone, wood, ivory, etc, etc) to colors of specific components, to what type of grip you want on your precious baby. Basically all of these weapons are templates we can modify to fit your vision and the Request forms will reflect that.
Speaking of those, they haven’t been finalized yet, so expect them within a day or two. I’ll add a news post and then you can go crazy and request all the things! :D
Here’s the moment I have to apologize. I really, really wanted to release a lot more weapons today, however the growing list of projects from the DC (Fiction Society most notably) took up most of my time. So we’ll only be releasing part of the weapons we intended to. You can expect more weapons and mods in my next report in two weeks.
So without further ado, I present to you all the Custom Ranged weapons templates we’re releasing today.
Lightsaber requirements - Changed!
For a while now I’ve mulled over the idea of changing Lightasber (and now, Weapon) requirements. Many members have asked about this and, today, I have a solution.
Let me explain what i mean first. Latest canon has show that dual wielding lightsabers or even using staber staffs isn’t really restricted to higher echelons of Force Users. To accommodate this we have developed a new system of rankings for the Lightsabers and Weapons in general. Here’s the rundown:
Armory weapons have been expanded to include dual weapons and double-bladed weapons. Right now Armory Single Sabers, Armory Vibroswords and Armory blasters are available to the Journeyman 1 ranks. Dual Sabers, Dual Vibroswords and Dual Pistols are available to Equite 1 ranks. Armory Saberstaffs and Armory Double-bladed Vibroswords are available to Equite 2 ranks.
More options are given to Equite ranks regarding dual and double-bladed weapon variants. EQ2 gain five additional dual sabers to choose from, wehre as Eq3 get all of them and five additional Saberstaffs.
Cutsom weapons are seeing changes as well, where Equite 4 ranks recieve Custom Saberstaffs as well as Custom dual sabers. Elder 1 ranks recieve Dual-phased lightsabers, while UV lightsabers remain restricted to Elder 2 and above.
We’re introducing Custom Cortosis (saber resistant) Blades for Elder 1 and above, as well as Custom Sith Swords for Elders 2, and Custom Dual Sith Swords for Elder 3.
Much of this affects mostly lightsabers but it will also affect NFU weapons in the future as we release them.
All additional info is listed on on these wiki pages:
For now I can say that in addition to these changes, we have released a new set of Melee weapons called the Armory set. Expect more in the future, and enjoy.
Feature - Fiction society rewards
The Fiction Society has been released a few days ago. Many people have been asking how all the rewards look. Well, sans all the options and such, you can see the rewards down there.
I'll take this moment to mention my Staff again. they did a badass job here. Slagar managed to complete the stiletto, Sith Dagger and Comlink, while Esca did the Scanner. They really outdid themselves here. All in all there are 138 image included in the Fiction Society.
I say goodbye to my weakness, so long to the regret
Warbanners, Sabers and Requests
Let’s start with:
In the past two weeks none were completed. Due to the amount of work we’ve had to do, sabers were paused for a bit. Now, we’re back on track. Expect more next report.
Teu Bukhari Sadow
None. Same reason as above.
None. Same reason as above.
And now I see the world through diamond eyes
There’s a Form for that
DB Art Community Telegram Group
If you’re interested in joining the TG group and sharing your art, be sure to click the image below:
Ask the Herald
Brae asks: #AsktheHerald What are three ways I can drive Atty/Arcia bat shit crazy in the weeks leading up to Halloween?
How should I know? XD
Monty asks: #AsktheHerald: Hailing from a tree family do you have a visual depiction of your family tree?
I do not. My family tree goes back millennia and the knowledge of it has been lost to all but me.
Donny asks: #Asktheherald - Considering the growing size and talent of your team. Will you eventually be intending to have a few members begin working on training/teaching competitions for the brotherhood at large to prepare members for GJW GFX competitions?
Maybe. It really depends on our time. our priorities are pretty fixed at the moment. However, the DB Art Club was created for just such a purpose. People are getting better and better just by communicating. I imagine we’ll get more GJW gfx entries this year than any before.
Atty asks: #AskTheHerald what do you think of artwork depicting characters throughout their life/aging process? Can we see sapling Vyr?
I think that’s cool. Why not depict your character as a child. Hell I might just commission someone to depict Vorsa as a padawan.
Sapling Vorsa is...as sapling. Seen one, seen ‘em all :P
A’lora asks: Can I have a Lightstaff?
You already have one :P
Atty asks: #AskTheHerald ...Kara Thrace and Six/Caprica/the Tricia Helfer Cylon...which would you pick?
Teikhos asks: #AsktheHerald Will the Loyalist/Mercenary robes and weapons make their way to the wiki like the Force-user robes have?
Probably not. There are far too many of them. Maybe as links, though.
Kyle asks: #asktheherald if we ask the Herald staff for custom robes and they agree, is it ok?
Atty asks: #asktheherald if you had all your projects and pieces done tomorrow, what's the next piece of art you'd do for fun?
I’d probably sleep. I usually do art for fun only when I’m inspired to do so. But a week after? Maybe.
A’lora asks: #asktheherald with the number of extreme changes about, will the restrictions regarding lightsabers be changed/considered in order to fit better with the canonical examples of less-powerful characters making use of dual or double-bladed lightsabers?
Already done, love.
Turel asks: #AsktheHerald, who has the best custom saber in your opinion?
I do. Obviously.
A’lora asks: #AsktheHerald, as your OTP, do I have parking reserved on your Star Destroyer?
You get a hangar.
Turel asks: #asktheherald what are some examples of things that aren't allowed in saber/warbanner requests
Tough one. In warbanners we usually allow everything that looks like a logo, though we tend to deny if that logo is copyright of any RL company or such. What’s usually frowned upon are character images (be it yours or other people’s) and fully rendered illustrations as crests. keep the logos simple, black-and-white.
As far as lightsabers are concerned, it really depends. Basically anything that you can have is listed. If something comes up that’s out of the ordinary we do a case to case approval/denial. But I have no good examples of denials in that field. So far everyone’s been pretty straightforward about their sabers.
Wally asks: #asktheherald if a neti falls over in the forest but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Atty asks: #asktheherald any plans for expanding those coolio society tattoo options? I want to ink a fist onto somebody's forehead and call it ACC :P
No. Those tattoos are made in that way specifically for the Fiction Society. i doubt there will be any more.
Zoso asks: #AskTheHerald You promised me customizable weapons. I have no weapons. Why do you lie to me? :(
Commission artists and Artist Feature
Every report I will present an artist from various sites on the internet that do commission work. You can directly contact them through their contacts on these pages:
It's Durandus again. This time showing of a commission he did of Jai'de Serpens.
So September was long and hard (phrasing?) but we managed to do a lot of the work I marked down for completion. Next up? Herald Style Hanukkah and Possessions.
Hope you enjoy the news. As always...
See you Space Cowboys. ;)
Hey Folks, I am going to be on a LoA for about a week starting tomorrow. I will have access to e-mail and will be around in an emergency, but I am not going to be doing much else during that time. I am getting absolutely slammed at work and need...
I am going to be on a LoA for about a week starting tomorrow. I will have access to e-mail and will be around in an emergency, but I am not going to be doing much else during that time. I am getting absolutely slammed at work and need to concentrate there for a bit.
Another month, another period of wiki projects being eaten under the massive advancement the Brotherhood is seeing. Most of the wiki update projects have taken a back burner to just trying to keep up with all the revamps and explosions of awesome...
Another month, another period of wiki projects being eaten under the massive advancement the Brotherhood is seeing. Most of the wiki update projects have taken a back burner to just trying to keep up with all the revamps and explosions of awesome that have been happening all over the Brotherhood. And yet, the wiki must go on.
Over the last month, the biggest change for the wiki has been on an appearance level. With the main site updating to a new layout, the wiki was brought along for the ride as well. However, feedback has been mixed to negative with the Sith layout implemented on the wiki. (This has been most pronounced amongst long time wiki editors who have been conditioned to see red links as an evil that must be eradicated. There were in fact some nervous breakdowns here and there, but those people are getting the help they need.) Given issues with readability and such, James has designated one of his evil minions to work up a viable CSS system for the wiki that won’t make people twitch too much. This process is also going to involve cleaning up and centralizing the wiki formatting CSS, so expect it to take more than a couple of days.
WotM & Featured Article
Another month, another Wikipedian of the Month and Featured Article.
This month, our Wikipedian of the Month is a guy that’s constantly cleaning up after everyone on the wiki by doing things like adding categories and fixing formatting. Given his long tenure as Wiki Tribune, it’s no surprise that Aidan Kincaid has continued to be there to help us all out in our wiki work. I know that Shad has a few of these already, so at this point I guess he could just build a little fort out of them. (Fort Bending?)
As if it hasn’t been getting enough good press lately in places like Evant’s Voice report, this month’s featured article is the page for the new fiction society, the Inquisitorius. It’s a great example of a good article bursting forth fully formed (Much like Athena from Zeus’s forehead. Somebody check Evant, make sure he doesn’t have a hole in his head…). There’s a lot of good info there, and I just couldn’t resist yet another plug for the Fiction Society.
- Accessibility: Lead: V’yr. The first phase of this project which will consist of developing the magazine style table of contents system for our Clan category pages. Once a tentative plan is in place for a standardized system, we’ll be working with the Clans to make sure their specific concerns aren’t steamrolled by the march of progress. Work will also be proceeding on a redesign of the wiki’s front page to meet the same goals for the overall wiki itself. V’yr’s been a bit distracted by the massive mountain of HRLD work, so I think we can excuse him. A mockup of how the Clan page table of contents may be formatted can be seen here.
- Tutorial/Policy Organization: Lead: Andrelious. Right now our wiki has a lot of duplicated and, often times, contradictory data when it comes to policies for such things as character page creation. With the help of the staff, I will be looking towards taking the current information and condensing it into single articles, as well as placing all the disparate pages together into specific categories. Additionally, development of the Manual of Style document will be part of this project.
- Archivist: Back burner for now. I feel that making the wiki easier to learn, navigate, and use is a higher priority at the moment than recording event plots. That isn’t to say that clans and their members can’t take some of this project on for themselves, as that sort of work is often a really great option for Dark Jedi Knight promotion requirements. hint hint
Wiki Tip of the Month
A lot of people have asked me about how to go about creating a new page on the wiki, which can be less than intuitive for new or less experienced users. There are basically two ways to go about doing this: Either running a search on the wiki for your desired page title or typing the page title into the address bar of your browser and navigating there. In the first case, when you run the search and return page name results, the wiki will display “Create the page "________" on this wiki! See also the search results found.” above the search results. The blank will be filled in with your page title name and will be a hyperlink to start creating the page:
If you type the page name URL for your desired new page into the address bar, you can navigate to that page and you’ll see the following:
Both of these options will allow you to create your new page (either by clicking the link to create the page in the first option or the link to edit the page in the second).
Hopefully we’ll see some more progress on some of the long term wiki projects, but I’m not counting on it too much in the next month. Half of the staff is being buried by sooper sekrit graphics work (Damn that Sarin guy for making the Brotherhood more awesome and giving us work! shakes fist), so we’re trying to fit things in on this where we can.
It's been a busy month I have a lot to cover in this report, starting with a few Professor and Docents appointments that happened a couple of weeks ago but I never announced separately :p First up, I received a lot of excellent applications...
It's been a busy month
I have a lot to cover in this report, starting with a few Professor and Docents appointments that happened a couple of weeks ago but I never announced separately :p First up, I received a lot of excellent applications for Professor of CORE Studies. In fact, the choice was so difficult to make that I ended up selecting two new PROFs and a new DOC rather than the single PROF I had intended to hire. Marcus Kiriyu is the new CORE PROF and has been working overtime (with a lot of help from Bentre Stahoes and the rest of my CORE Team -- Farrin, Turel, Ood, Darkblade) to get the brand new Non-Force User (or NFU?) Order Core courses completed by today. More on that later.
Finally, Lexiconus, who used to be a Wookiee and is now a fish-man, has taken over as docent for the Planets and Moons and Regions of the Galaxy courses. He's done a great job grading and revising the courses as needed already.
- Phase 1 - 8/21
- Shift old COREs to Department of Legends - 100% complete
- Shift old COREs to Department of Legends - 100% complete
- Phase 2 - 8/31
- DB Basics Updates - 100% complete
- Sith CORE - 100% complete
- Gray CORE - 100% complete
- Jedi CORE - 100% complete
- DB Basics Updates - 100% complete
- Phase 3 - Today!
- Merc CORE - 100% complete
- Loyalist CORE - 100% complete
- Merc CORE - 100% complete
I'm very happy to say that the SA has met its goal of completing the transition to the new COREs by October 1. Later today, the Mercenary and Loyalist Order COREs will be published; the notes are written, the exams ready. We're just waiting on some final touches and a fancy graphical rank table (courtesy of Ood) for each course, similar to those found in the three Force User COREs.
Now, when I say these courses are "100% complete," what I mean is "These courses are publishable." They will never be finished. In particular, I intend to see the Gray, Mercenary, and Loyalist courses updated regularly as we develop the roles of those new Orders in the DJB. Sith and Jedi will see revisions, too, but to lesser degree (barring any major, unforeseen changes to the Orders in the future). I've been very impressed by Marcus' work so far and I have a great deal of confidence that he will ably guide his Department through the early evolution of the new Path/Order system.
New Courses -- Voice Stuff
Aside from the new Order COREs, September was Voice Month in the SA. As Wally noted in his new report, the ACC Qualification exam has been completely rewritten, and ACC Fundamentals has been put out to pasture (humanely ejected from an airlock). Joining the revamped ACC Qual course is the brand new ACC Combat Studies, which tests your ability to read an ACC Battle and walks you through the use of a Character Sheet from an ACC perspective. We will shortly begin planning for another brand-new-Character Sheet-related-Voice-ified-fun-fest-of-a-course, but with a focus on using Character Sheets outside the ACC. Look for an update on that in my next report. Or in Evant's. Or in Wally's. :p
Also, of course, the Fiction Society is a now thing that you should do all of (I'm paraphrasing). It's not necessary for joining the society, but there is a nifty new Inquisitorius History course that explains the fictional background of this shady, be-tatted group and shows you in very tall charts how to advance (there's an error in one of charts currently, Ood's working to fix it).
Degrees! Everyone loves 'em. Coinciding with the launch of the Fiction Society, the follow changes have been made to the Dark Sage - Tactics degree:
- Earn 150 CIs
- Complete 25 ACC matches
- Earn 150 CIs
- Reach Fiction Society Rank 10 (in line with the Dark Sage - Warfare requirement for GMRG Rank 10)
- 25 Tactics points per ACC win beyond first 25 wins to --> 15 Tactics points per ACC win (all wins included)
- 25 Tactics points per ACC win beyond first 25 wins to --> 15 Tactics points per ACC win (all wins included)
Also, completing all of the old COREs currently living in the Department of Legends will now earn you the Dark Maven - Legends degree -- everyone who had previously earned the Dark Maven - Philosophy degree had it converted to the new Legends degree.
I have created a new Dark Maven - Philosophy degree that currently requires the Sith, Jedi, and Gray Order COREs (in a few days, this will be changed to require ANY three new COREs), plus Philosophy 1 and 2.
Finally, for now, the Dark Savant - Writing and Philosophy only requires the Writing and (new) Philosophy Mavens plus the Test of Wisdom. In the next few days, this degree will also require completing all five new CORE courses.
Top Exam Takers!
Since my last report, the top five exam takers at the SA are:
|Name||# of Exams|
|Acolyte Aexod Burgoo||37|
|Proselyte Mactire Chemel||24|
|Neophyte Allistaire Von Drake||21|
|Neophyte Violet Cuscuta||20|
Great work, everyone!
As always, I'd like to close this report by asking for your help. The SA is a massive wall of text that covers ever-shifting topics and is prone to typos and run-on sentences. If you spot substantive or grammatical problems, please let me, Ood, and the course PROF know so that we can fix them ASAP. As we work through the Departments during the audit, we're also going to be asking for help reading and editing -- if you have any particular expertise, let us know when we announce the next Department being audited. There are shiny things available. :P
Adept Dacien Victae di Plagia
Headmaster of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood