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What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 8  
A few people have mentioned that the website isn't, how shall I say this, the best it could be...

So please post here suggestions for how to make it better!

I think a landing pad for new players has been mentioned, making it navigable by tablets and phones would be useful I guess, we would like to create a downloadable rules book and battle board, obviously(?) the forums could be improved....

What else?
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 3  
I agree a landing pad for new players would be awesome.
I for one really want to learn the rules, and the history and it really does get confusing as to where and what everything is as there is alot of information from many many years of the system.

so for me I'd say if we could have an area that is purely for the back history that gets update everytime there is something that changes in it would be great. And presented in a kind of short brief that has all the information required in it.

(Or we could jus hold lectures with the older ones such as steve barnes who seems to have everything stored up in that amazing brain of his lol!!! - Joking, i think we drove him mad enough with all the questions at the last 5 dayer hehehe)

Also an area that has all the different types of magic and damage laid out in eaasy to understand terms would be awesome as i got totally confused trying to understand anything.

Thats my opinions anyway.

Mucho loves

Fay xxx
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 11  
A time line history for newbes would be good

XXX Valley flee to OR

XXX Start of the Dymwan wars (see report num 78)

XXX Saldorians arrive on OR

XXX Oasis of Souls created

XXX White retreat falls (see Report 90)

etc

Something like that linked reports would be best

Also time line maps showing rise and fall of tower ownership at critical points TOR

Gives a sense of scale to the game history and things that might get mentioned.
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 8  
are you volunteering?
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 11  
Depends if I have to troll the website for all the info bar the reports to link dates to then no as the search engine just sucks.

basically extracting data from this web site is a mare

If its all in various word docs then yes ill do the time line.

And we can have a pub meet after to do the maps
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 3  
(MBT, jus wants to head to the pub really hehehe) xxx
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 3  
and as ive already said to mbt, having retyped up some certain information already, I'd be more than willing to re-collate information to make it easier for newbies to learn (being a newbie myself heheh) xxx
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 5  
Hi,

For some while now I've been working on a web based battleboard which is now coming along nicely, although not particularly speedily (as part time projects often do).

One lengthy part of it has been to load all the skill, spell and invocation lists into a database so they are more manageable. I kind of image that down the line this could be exposed by a web service (to be consumed on the main site) with a central point of admin.

Some other features are:

  • Centralised character reference

  • Import from hqml file

  • PDF battelboard creation

  • Closer integration with items/abilites so thier effect can be seen on the battle board (if applic.)



I'm working on armour and items/abilites at the moment and then I need to do the PDF generation but after that I'll host it somewhere for people to have a look at.

Cheers,
Mick.
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 5  
Oh by the way,

I agree with Fay btw as although I've been playing HQ for half my life I realise that I still don't know all the rules and finding them on the website can be a painful process!

Mick.
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Re:What do we want the website to do? 5 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 26  
mickjones wrote:
Hi,

For some while now I've been working on a web based battleboard which is now coming along nicely, although not particularly speedily (as part time projects often do).

One lengthy part of it has been to load all the skill, spell and invocation lists into a database so they are more manageable. I kind of image that down the line this could be exposed by a web service (to be consumed on the main site) with a central point of admin.


The skills and spells/invocations are already loaded into the database on this website, these webpages on the site are generated from the data in the database.

SQL query: SELECT skills_id, skill_name, href_tag, costs, status, prerequisites, description FROM `hq_skills` LIMIT 1

1
Additional Dexterity
_additional_dexterity
One Status, Character points for rank of dexterity
1
16 Points of <A HREF="#_unarmoured_dexterity">Unarmoured Dexterity</A> <I>or</I> 8 Points of <A HREF="#_armoured_dexterity">Armoured Dexterity</A>
This skill allows the character to purchase <U>one</U> additional point of dexterity beyond the normal maximum (16 points of unarmoured dexterity, 8 points of armoured dexterity). This additional point of dexterity must be paid for with character points as normal. Thus a character with this skill could have a maximum of 17 points of unarmoured dexterity or 9 points of armoured dexterity.

SELECT casting_id, spell_name, href_tag, range, duration, extendable, description, spell_type, sphere, specialist FROM `hq_casting` LIMIT 0, 1 ;

190
Affinity to Darkness 9 - 10
affinitydarkness
Self Only
Special N/A
The caster binds their Darkness into themselves su...
M
NA
0

SELECT guild_id, guild_name, guild_leader, asst_leader, administrator, guild_type FROM `hq_guild` LIMIT 0, 2 ;

1
Black School of Magic
Eremor Shaderiver
Malrin Thornblade
Rakor Sunveil
Magic
2
Red School of Magic
Lightfoot Flame
Gilrain Hardwicke
Dabuler Torch
Magic

SQL query: SELECT guild_cast_id, guild_id, casting_id FROM `hq_guild_casting` LIMIT 0, 2 ;


1, 1, 190
2, 1, 191
(these are foreign ids linking guild table to casting table)

Not much scripting would be needed to extract the skills table into something a little better. There are other relevant tables too, but I have not bothered to copy these in here.

There is also a character database, keyed off character_id. I can send you the schema if you like, or sounds like it would be better if you simply had access to the database management section of the website.
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