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It is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki WikiWiki] system, using [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki MediaWiki], the same software that powers [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].
 
It is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki WikiWiki] system, using [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki MediaWiki], the same software that powers [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].
  
==Official Manual==
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= Official Manual =
 
All pages in this section have been written by contributors and are occasionally reviewed for accuracy. The manual is intentionally incomplete in some details and does not reveal everything, simply because it makes for a more interesting game to discover some stuff on your own.
 
All pages in this section have been written by contributors and are occasionally reviewed for accuracy. The manual is intentionally incomplete in some details and does not reveal everything, simply because it makes for a more interesting game to discover some stuff on your own.
  
 
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; [[BattleMaster Basics]] : For the impatient, what you really should know to play the game.
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; [[BattleMaster Basics]] : For the impatient, what you really should know to play the game
  
; [[Manual]] : The full manual, with all the details we are willing to share.
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; [[Manual]] : The full manual, with all the details we are willing to share
  
; [[FAQ]] : The <b>F</b>requently <b>A</b>sked <b>Q</b>uestions (and their answers).
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; [[FAQ]] : The <b>F</b>requently <b>A</b>sked <b>Q</b>uestions (and their answers)
  
; [[OOC Instructions]] : A list of instructions to do various OOC things such as subscribe to news list, access IRC, or use bugtracker.
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; [[OOC Instructions]] : A list of instructions to do various OOC things such as joining forum, accessing IRC, the Discord Server or using bugtracker
 
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; [[Introduction]] : An in-character introduction to BattleMaster.
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; [[Introduction]] : An in-character introduction to BattleMaster
  
; [[Rules and Policies]] : Rules and policies across BattleMaster.
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; [[Rules and Policies]] : Rules and policies across BattleMaster
  
; [[Titans|The Titans]] : Social Contract enforcers.
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; [[Titans and Magistrates]] : Enforcers of [[Inalienable Rights]] and [[Social Contract]]
  
; [[Roleplaying]] : Guidelines and other information about the roleplaying aspect of BattleMaster.
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; [[Roleplaying]] : Guidelines and other information about the roleplaying aspect of BattleMaster
  
 
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== Expansions ==
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=Game Worlds & Other BattleMaster Content=
Some spin-offs and expansions have been created or will be created. Here you can find:
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; [[East Island]] : First BattleMaster World of ancient realms with ancient rivalries
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; [[Atamara]] : World of large realms battling for supremacy
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; [[Beluaterra]] :  World constantly plagued by invasions
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; [[Colonies]] : Slower-paced world with only one turn a day instead of the regular two
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; [[Far East]] : The evolving history of two empires fractured
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; [[Dwilight]] : World of vast proportions, created by the player community, with a [[Serious Medieval Atmosphere]]
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; [[South Island]] : The world of perpetual war! A three-way battle for ultimate supremacy.
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; [[War Islands]] : [http://war-islands.org War Islands] (external link to game)
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; [[Expansions]] : Stand-alone expansions, mini-games, etc.
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; [[Forum]] : [http://forum.battlemaster.org Forum] (external link to forum)
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; [[Bugtracker]] : [http://bugs.battlemaster.org BugTracker] (external link to Bugtracker)
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; [[MaF Alpha|M&F Alpha]] : Might and Fealty Open Alpha Test
  
* [http://www.cafepress.com/trademaster ''Trademaster''] - Merchandise such as T-Shirts or coffee mugs that we created for the games 5th anniversary... Many years ago
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* [[The Dream]] - 3D standalone interactive fiction game, a mini-supplement tied into the 4th Invasion of Beluaterra
 
* [[War Islands]] - a pure strategy game set in the BattleMaster universe, read about it here or hop over directly to http://war-islands.org
 
 
 
* [[Beyond]] - coming in 2011, the successor to [[The Dream]]
 
* [[Future Expansions]] - Tom is planning to write more supplements. Here you can read about it, and also help as there are some things that are needed for those projects.
 
 
 
 
 
==Community Portal==
 
The purpose of the [[Community Portal]] is to allow convenient access to the various sections of the BattleMaster wiki to assist users in creating new pages, editing older pages, and finding the desired information. On this page, you will find summarized links to the other various aspects of the community (FAQs, community resources, feature requests, who the community manager is etc.).
 
 
 
=== Approved  ===
 
Feature Requests Tom has approved, but which have not yet been added to the game.
 
 
 
*[[Feature Requests/Leaving Religion With Debt|Leaving Religion With Debt]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/Newbie Retention|Newbie Retention]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/Marshal and Sponsor Prestige Bonuses and Penalties for Battles|Marshal and Sponsor Prestige Bonuses and Penalties for Battles]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/Facebook Wall Posts|Facebook Wall Posts]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/Static Harvest Length|Static Harvest Length]]
 
 
 
==== Implemented ====
 
Feature requests that have already been added to the game. After a decent amount of time, the old ones will be deleted from the list. You should be able to find an archive of everything at [[The TattleMaster]]. These might be be in testing or the code not updated to the game yet, but once here it should be in the code.
 
 
 
*[[Feature Requests/Add Army and Sponsor Names to Battle Reports|Add Army and Sponsor Names to Battle Reports]] - ''Tom emphasizes need for readability in report''
 
*[[Feature Requests/Religion Treasury Report|Religion Treasury Report]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/Shade Nobles in Realm Hierarchy|Shade Nobles in Realm Hierarchy]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/Expanded Militia Placement|Expanded Militia Placement]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/No New Realm Restrictions for Secessions|No New Realm Restrictions for Secessions]] - ''Technically more a bug than a feature request''
 
*[[Feature Requests/Unit Line Settings and Unit Status|Unit Line Settings and Unit Status]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/Day and Night BM Image|Day and Night BM Image]]
 
*[[Feature Requests/"No Autopay" Setting|"No Autopay" Setting]]
 
  
===Development and Contests===
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== Community Portal ==
We are currently refactoring the code to update and massively improve BattleMaster. Early details and an overview can be found on the [[War 2.0]] page.
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The purpose of the [[Community Portal]] is to allow convenient access to the various sections of the BattleMaster wiki to assist users in creating new pages, editing older pages, and finding the desired information. On this page, you will find summarized links to the other various aspects of the community (FAQs, island newspapers, community resources, feature requests etc.).
  
Part of our continued effort is that we run occasional [[Contests]] and [[Community Efforts]] where '''you''' can contribute to BattleMaster and have your work be used daily by over a thousand players.
 
 
==Statistics==
 
==Statistics==
 
We have about '''{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles''' at this time. Our '''{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} registered users''' have made a total of '''{{NUMBEROFEDITS}} page edits''' in their time.
 
We have about '''{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles''' at this time. Our '''{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} registered users''' have made a total of '''{{NUMBEROFEDITS}} page edits''' in their time.

Latest revision as of 08:13, 15 February 2018

This is the BattleMaster Community, made not only for, but also largely by players. It is a WikiWiki system, using MediaWiki, the same software that powers Wikipedia.

Official Manual

All pages in this section have been written by contributors and are occasionally reviewed for accuracy. The manual is intentionally incomplete in some details and does not reveal everything, simply because it makes for a more interesting game to discover some stuff on your own.

BattleMaster Basics 
For the impatient, what you really should know to play the game
Manual 
The full manual, with all the details we are willing to share
FAQ 
The Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers)
OOC Instructions 
A list of instructions to do various OOC things such as joining forum, accessing IRC, the Discord Server or using bugtracker
 
Introduction 
An in-character introduction to BattleMaster
Rules and Policies 
Rules and policies across BattleMaster
Titans and Magistrates 
Enforcers of Inalienable Rights and Social Contract
Roleplaying 
Guidelines and other information about the roleplaying aspect of BattleMaster

Game Worlds & Other BattleMaster Content

East Island 
First BattleMaster World of ancient realms with ancient rivalries
Atamara 
World of large realms battling for supremacy
Beluaterra 
World constantly plagued by invasions
Colonies 
Slower-paced world with only one turn a day instead of the regular two
Far East 
The evolving history of two empires fractured
Dwilight 
World of vast proportions, created by the player community, with a Serious Medieval Atmosphere
South Island 
The world of perpetual war! A three-way battle for ultimate supremacy.
 
War Islands 
War Islands (external link to game)
Expansions 
Stand-alone expansions, mini-games, etc.
Forum 
Forum (external link to forum)
Bugtracker 
BugTracker (external link to Bugtracker)
M&F Alpha 
Might and Fealty Open Alpha Test

Community Portal

The purpose of the Community Portal is to allow convenient access to the various sections of the BattleMaster wiki to assist users in creating new pages, editing older pages, and finding the desired information. On this page, you will find summarized links to the other various aspects of the community (FAQs, island newspapers, community resources, feature requests etc.).

Statistics

We have about 10,382 articles at this time. Our 13,706 registered users have made a total of 193,300 page edits in their time.