Server Transition First Step - UPDATE - posted at January 05, 2021, 04:30:45 PM by AnarisUpdate 2021-01-11 13:50 EST
The domain transfer is now complete, and I am preparing to take full control of the DNS in just over an hour (3PM US Eastern, 9PM server time). This is not the server transition
, merely the first step toward it. However, as this will also mean deactivating CloudFlare, there may be some slight hiccups as it propagates. Please be patient.
As Tom's provider has now given him the proper authorization code, which he has passed on to me, I will be attempting the transfer of ownership of the battlemaster.org domain later today. This may
end up involving some hiccups in service. I've never done this before, so I'm not sure what all will happen yet, but please be patient as I work through the process.
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday BattleMaster ! - posted at January 01, 2021, 01:40:38 PM by Tom
Today marks 20 years since BattleMaster was launched.
When I launched the game I had no idea it would be such a long journey and reach so many people. Some of you may know that BM was originally a simple strategy add-on to another game, SpellMaster, which it has long since outlived.
For me, it has been close to half of my life. Almost everything in my life has changed over this time, and for a long time BM had remained one of the few constants. Some of the old-timers here are among my oldest friends and acquaintances, as too many of my real-life friends disappeared when I moved to another country.
BM was always a side-project, but it taught me much and had an impact on my professional life several times as I could transfer skills I had learnt there. And it is not just the coding, it has always been at least as much if not more about the community, about moderating conflicts both in-game and on the meta level, in finding compromises between the desires of different player
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Server Transition Delay - posted at December 28, 2020, 11:31:02 PM by Anaris
Update on the previous: Unfortunately, as Tom has not yet been able to get the final transfer authorization code to me for taking ownership of the battlemaster.org domain, the transition must be delayed until such time as he can find it and send it to me. As such, there will not
be a server move on the 1st.
I will be sure to post an update here when I have more information.
BattleMaster Turns 20 - posted at December 14, 2020, 09:14:12 PM by Anaris
On January 1st, 2021, BattleMaster will turn 20 years old.
On that same day, we will be completing the transition of ownership and control from Tom Vogt to the current admins, Vita and me.Short-Term Changes
- Today, I will be transferring control of the battlemaster.org domain to my account. This may involve some slight disruption as the changes propagate through the DNS system, so please be patient.
- Between now and January 1st, Vita and I will be finalizing the setup of the game and its ancillary pieces (wiki, forum, bugtracker, email) on a new server we own and control. This will be mostly transparent from the outside, but it does mean that aside from emergencies, other code changes will be more or less suspended between now and then.
- On the 1st, at a specific time we will decide on and announce soon, we will switch over from the old server to the new, putting the old server in maintenance mode and
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New Religion Founding Requirements - posted at October 12, 2020, 03:52:07 AM by Anaris
We're pleased to announce that we have introduced a new path to founding a religion, that does not require the founder to themselves be a Lord. It does, however, require some significant work on the part of the would-be founder:
- A document (~500 words at least) describing the basic beliefs of your religion: what do its followers actually worship? What do its teaching say about their day-to-day life? What meaning does it give to noble followers? How does it affect the decisions made by noble player characters? Is there a creation myth? What does it have to say about nobles vs peasants? The afterlife? Our purpose in the world? Some resources if you need inspiration:
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