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Wiki Update

Semantic MediaWiki has been updated to 1.4.3 --Tom 07:39, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Community Manager Appointed

Tom has announced the appointment of Ethan Lee Vita as the new Community Manager. --Indirik (talk), Editor (talk) 14:01, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

New: External Data

With External Services and Tools we are opening a new chapter in BattleMaster history. It will be a while until the first tools arrive, but I'm already excited about what the community will come up with. --Tom 12:46, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

General Improvements

We are currently doing some work on the categories and semantics to make using the wiki easier. --Tom 12:49, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

E-Mail Confirmation Required

To combat spam, we have now enabled e-mail confirmation. You only have to do this once, just go to your preferences page and click the buttom near the button where it says e-mail confirmation. --Tom 10:27, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Wiki Maintainance

Unused accounts have been deleted from the database. This are mostly spam-bot accounts, and any accounts that had no edits or other activity ever. Regular user accounts should not be affected. --Tom 10:09, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Region Pages Updated

A large project is in progress right now that will move and update all region pages on the wiki. --Tom 09:59, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Semantic Wiki

We have just added Semantic Wiki support for the BattleMaster Wiki. Have fun. :-) --Tom 00:12, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Server Crash

We've just had one of the worst crashes in BattleMaster history. I don't yet know the reason, I'm investigating it. Shortly after the turn yesterday evening, the server went into overload, then started thrashing, then went down completely at about 19:47. I've got it back up now, and as soon as a few things are repaired it'll go online again.

The Status of Tom

I've been very, very busy with a number of things non-BM and also a number of things related to BM more or less directly. That has put many things on the back-burner. Right now, I'm not very happy with the state of the game (number of bugs, etc.) but I lack the time to go about fixing them. --Tom 16:14, 12 December 2007 (CET)


Dwilight Realm Banner Contest announced. --Tom 10:35, 19 August 2007 (CEST)

New Anti-Spam Extension

We've now added our custom anti-spam protection, which requires existing user pages before edits are allowed. --Tom 01:43, 12 August 2007 (CEST)

Server Update

During some maintainance work I decided to simply update the server to the latest version of all software involved. This resulted in a bit of downtime while database, apache, etc. were updated. Everything should be back to normal now. --Tom 16:51, 27 July 2007 (CEST)

Adventurer Unleashed

I made a horrible mistake and opened up the new adventurer class yesterday. Within the past 18 hours, about 600 adventurer characters were created. Oh dear... :-) - seriously, there is a lot of excitement, and people seem to like it very much so far. --Tom 12:47, 16 December 2006 (CET)

Database Tuning

I've installed monitoring software and done some tuning on the database, with more to follow. We've been having some slowdowns and related problems lately, and I'm finally closing in on the issue and on ways to counter the load without adding more hardware. --Tom 17:18, 8 May 2006 (CEST)

Wiki Update

I've updated the wiki software to MediaWiki 1.6.5, the latest stable release. Everything looks to be fine, and it was a fairly smooth upgrade. Kudos to the MediaWiki developers.
--Tom 10:43, 3 May 2006 (CEST)

5 Year Anniversary

On 01/01/2006 at 01:01 am, BattleMaster has been running for 5 years. It's been quite a journey, starting at barely enough players to fill one island (we launched with 20 or so players from the alpha phase) to well over 1000 and seven islands.
Thank you all for being here.
--Tom 10 January 2006 18:25 (CET)

East Island Special Event

Starting as Bad Tidings, the East Island had a special event that resulted in small changes to the map.

Power Failure

There was a power failure at the hosting sit of the BattleMaster server on Wednesday, August 31 at around 16:30 local time. A firewall did not reboot properly and cut the server off when power was restored at about 18:00 - so BM was unreachable for over 12 hours.
I am currently checking what happened to the turns and whether or not to rewind to yesterday.
--Tom 1 September 2005 09:40 (CEST)

Tom's Holidays

I'm leaving for holidays on Saturday, so we will go live on September 1st or so, when I'm back. Until then there should be enough people here - Editors, newspaper writers and the Titans (invited today) to make sure some progress happens and we actually can go live. :-)
--Tom 11 August 2005 17:55 (CEST)

Making Good Progress

After about three weeks, we have made a lot of progress and things are starting to fall in place. The first non-editors, namely the writers of newspapers, have been invited in, and we will probably open up the Wiki when I return from my holiday.
--Tom 4 August 2005 14:05 (CEST)

Editors Arriving

The editors have been selected and are starting to arrive, the first few have made accounts already.
--Tom 18 July 2005 17:08 (CEST)

New Wiki

A new wiki has been started today, using the MediaWiki software. MediaWiki allows for much cleaner structures and visuals than tiki and is considerably more advanced, while not being as bloated.
--Tom 18 July 2005 17:08 (CEST)