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Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Official news about Andor's Trail.
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Ian
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Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Post by Ian » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:34 pm

Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Date: 2014-10-30
Present: Scott Devaney (sdevaney), Stephen Stalnaker (ctnbeh13), Ian Haase (Ian)
Guests: none

The Project

News/Events:

First of all, Scott established a new server account hosted by Digital Ocean. Thank you! :)
He and Kevin are testing several forum software options and the stability of the server. Hopefully this upgrade will prove to be not only more convenient to directly maintain and manage, but offer increased security across the board for all, as well as offer more options in regard to creativity, new content, and control.

It has become necessary to switch to another forum software solution. We are currently using PhpBB, which has allowed some unpleasant disadvantages to arise recently. It is not actively receiving the attention in the area of development and management, among others, that we feel is a necessity to offer the best user experience. MyBB and SMF would be some good alternatives, as these programs are still actively developed, and offer all of the features we ideally would like for hosting the Andor’s Trail forum. We will most likely switch to SMF after some more testing and research. We will provide relevant updates to the community as they become available.

Unfortunately, almost all of the images ranging from member avatars, to those of various subject matter, that once were visible on the forum, have been lost. Scott has addressed this issue with various tech support department representatives from our current server provider in considerable detail, but to no avail. No suitable or professional explanation of the problem was offered. :(

Scott and/or Kevin will basically have to take a closer look at the individual files that our forum essentially runs off of in a “process of elimination” style of approach. Server permissions and it’s database will require closer examination. This ongoing issue continues to affect images which are, and were, uploaded after whenever and whatever this “incident” is, took place, and therefore don’t display after uploading. Scott will review the server logs, particularly those that pertain to the scheduled data backups.

The Game

News/Events:

The main quest storyline continues to be outlined and updated. We are currently working at better defining some of the factions. However, we have some real stories and multiple endings for the main quest in mind to narrow down.

New and additional content has been prepared for a development build. This will be reviewed, compiled, and tested in-house relatively soon. Currently, this version is intended to contain the following:

-Arulir Mountain maps created by Moerit
-Item balancing adjustments by rijackson741 and Ian
-Elythara quest created by Meirerion and Ian
-Shortcut to Lodar’s hideout, including a small new quest
-Shortcut from Fallhaven to the Duleian road, which can be opened upon completing a new quest
-Some enhanced or otherwise modified dialogue
-World map alignments (Blackwater Mountain fix and other adjustments)
-More resting places (e.g. Lodar’s hideout)
-(Shortcuts through the pitch-black mine and to Blackwater Mountain Settlement)
-(Whitecabin maps and quest: The house southwest of Fallhaven seems to be a mysterious place...)

The Future

Planned team members’ activities:

Scott: Compile a new development build with the use of the compression tool created by Kevin.
Scott: Look deeper into the missing images issue [predominantly, non-avatar member uploads that result in the display of the link, but not the image(s)].
Scott and Kevin: Continue with the migration of the forum to run on the new software, at the new server host.
Ian and Stephen: Continue with the storyline of the main quest and possible endings.

Current plans for next version(s):

The next version, or build, of Andor’s Trail, as you may have read elsewhere, will be a development build that we will be testing. Upon said testing and review, we will better know what content in full will be included in the official update.
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HP: 58, AC: 260%, AD: 52-62, AP: 3, ECC: -, CM: -, BC: 164%, DR: 1

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Re: Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Post by Urbain » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:43 pm

Thanks for the continued work and updates. I always look forward to see what you guys are up to and wait with great anticipation for the next release.
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Re: Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Post by Moerit » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:00 pm

You are just awesome guys! <3
Lvl: 72, XP: 6738012, Gold: 19780, RoLS: 0, ElyR: 0, RoL: 1, ChaR: 0, GoLF: 0, ShaF: 0, SRoV: 0, VSH: 0, WMC: 0, GoW: 0
HP: 151, AC: 248%, AD: 29-40, AP: 4, ECC: 22%, CM: -, BC: 160%, DR: 5

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Re: Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Post by Bex74 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:38 pm

Nice Work until now!!^^ Keep going!!
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Re: Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Post by Papalik » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:20 pm

Tell me pls, what this topics "Andor's Trail Project Meeting" mean? Its staff witch already done, and i can see this already in game? Or this is anonce of changes at new version coming? And can i see anywhere some terms of new version?
P.S. Game is awesome & and sorry for my mistakes if there is any.

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Re: Andor's Trail Project Meeting #56

Post by Ian » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:05 pm

Yes we will keep going! :D

@Papalik: The Andor's Trail project meeting is a hangout scheduled every two weeks where the development team (Scott, Stephen, Kevin and I) discuss about our current progress on the development of AT. Besides, we discuss about recent forum posts. I hope this answers your question. ;)
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Lvl: 73, XP: 6655552, Gold: 327905, RoLS: -, ElyR: -, RoL: -, ChaR: 1, GoLF: 1, ShaF: 2, SRoV: 1, VSH: 1, WMC: 1, GoW: 1
HP: 58, AC: 260%, AD: 52-62, AP: 3, ECC: -, CM: -, BC: 164%, DR: 1

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