TwitterMaster? BattleTwitter? - posted at April 02, 2020, 05:20:04 AM by Vita`
The last day or so has been such a resounding success for the new reduced character limits that we will now be transitioning BattleMaster to be played exclusively on Twitter. On a larger platform, we will be able to attract many more players and grow once more. In an unrelated note, happy April Fool's Day.
We hope you enjoyed this year's event and we look forward to next year and many years to come. For newer players, there was once a tradition of BattleMaster April Fool's Day events
. Please remember for next year to not spoil the surprise for your realmmates, so everyone can enjoy the fun. And yes, its back to 5,000 character limit messages once more. And no, we aren't transitioning to be played exclusively on Twitter.
Maximum Character Limit for Messages Reduced - posted at April 01, 2020, 12:08:34 AM by Vita`
After collecting much more data upon message activity throughout BattleMaster over the last few months, Anaris and I have both spent the weekend analyzing the various metrics and considering solutions to boost the interaction between players based on the lessons learned from the data.
A key insight we've observed is that messages of fewer characters tends to generate many more replies by a wider group of players, including those who don't often write letters or roleplays, while extremely long messages tend to only generate replies from a miniscule sliver of the playerbase. In some realms, long messages get no replies at all while short, concise messages do get a few replies. Another group in which a noticeable difference was observed was new players. Of grave concern, characters less than a month old replied to a long letter less than 5% of the time while replying to shorter letters an average minimum of 23% of the time, sometimes as high as 39% in certain realms, and
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Titan Spokesperson - posted at March 09, 2020, 08:44:24 PM by Anaris
In an initiative to help improve communication, transparency, and community outreach with the Titans, we have decided to implement a new position: Titan Spokesperson. The initial Spokesperson will be the player of the Gildre family.
The Titan Spokesperson will be available to answer questions, provide guidance, and essentially act as communication gateway between the players and the Titans. We strongly encourage you to ask questions, obtain advice, ask for clarity on results, and submit politely-worded appeals to punishments through the Titan Spokesperson. Simple issues can be answered by the Spokesperson, and more complicated issues will be taken for discussion with the other Titans, and they will get back to you with an answer. They are there to assist you, the players, to help make a fun and safe game environment for everyone.
The Titan Spokesperson will not comment on any ongoing case or investigation or provide information on the origins of any submitted Titan
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February 2020 Update - posted at February 27, 2020, 06:12:45 PM by Vita`Major Changes
- Update Social Contract
- Requirement to sign the Social Contract annually from when it was last signed
- Important OOC Messages added as reminders to rules, other atmospheric guidelines, or contacting the Titans
- Crown Tax Shares implemented, allowing a ruler to split their ruler share between each government council member, all knights/dames of the realm, and if a theocracy, all priests of the realm
- Expand influences upon regional sympathies/loyalty to realms (testing islands only)
- Trading Food
- Religious spread across realm borders
- Noble locations, rank, average unique item prestige, number of soldiers
- Government System
- Distance to foreign capital
- Neighbouring regions, duchies, and realms
- Declared diplomacy
- Lord's faith or lack thereof
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Death of a Player - posted at January 15, 2020, 06:23:02 PM by Vita`
This is one of those announcements you dread having to write, but eventually, in a community as widespread and old as ours, is inevitable.
Yesterday we learned that on January 10, 2020 the player of Angelo family, Dexter Charles Herring, passed away from heart failure and other complications. A long-time off-and-on again player, Dexter brought a lot of spirit to the game with creative roleplays and built many friendships upon IRC and Discord over the years. If anyone would like to leave their condolences, you can leave one at his obituary
or our wiki memorial