Elanthipedia:News Archives

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Current News

  • March 17, 2017 - Drathrok's Duskruin 422 opens.
  • September 19, 2016 - Come join the Policy commentary project, where you can give feedback on longstanding DR policies. Follow the links and give your opinions on the appropriate discussion page.
  • August 22, 2016 - The upgrade we just got seems to have disabled some important functions and caused a mess. We're working on fixing it.
  • June 3, 2016 - Verb and Commands drive has begun! Have a favorite role-playing verb? Help us fill out the messaging!
  • June 24, 2014 - Please use Elanthipedia Bugs to report any pages that are not behaving.
  • See DragonRealms Updates (2016) for a list of the most recent game changes


2017

2016

2015

2014

  • December 18, 2014 - We will finally be starting to tackle the project of making sure articles and categories are capitalized according to the standard. During this process, we will also be shifting some categories over to concepts. Please excuse the dust and mis-linked items, and for more details and work arounds, see Capitalization Update Project. -The Staff (of Doom)
  • December 02, 2014 - Welcome back to one of our former moderators, GAMERGIRL151!
  • November 25, 2014 - Please do not put appraisal values on any items that are not directly collected. Math off other denominations is often off by 1 or 2 kronar, and no one reviewing the pages will know they aren't actual appraisal value to fix or update.
  • November 2, 2014 - We'd like to invite comment on the subject of website crediting. Go here to comment.
  • June 21, 2014 - Thanks to his recent hard work, we've offered ABSOLON a trial as a moderator. Say hello!
  • May 10, 2014 - All pages are safe to edit. Go nuts!
  • May 5, 2014 - Once again, please do not edit existing pages, as they may be overwritten. Only add new pages.
  • May 1, 2014 - Elanthipedia is moving. Please see this page for details.
  • Mar 19, 2014 - Soon we'll be switching over to only allowing the staff to edit. This is to keep load down while we update things to reflect the 3.1 changes. Hopefully it won't take too long.
  • Mar 15, 2014 - We're back but due to some technical issues, please limit editing to critical updates.
  • Mar 01, 2014 - As Solomon mentioned earlier, we are in the process of trying to move over to Simutronics servers. We'll try to give you as much notice as possible if we need to shut down.
  • Feb 14, 2014 - We're going to try keeping this up over the weekend. Please use judiciously.
  • Jan 28, 2014 - Elanthipedia has been causing MAJOR problems for the server that it is hosted on - we have it back up temporarily but please limit your usage as much as possible for the next several days. If it gets bad again we will have to take it back down. Very sorry for any inconvenience.

2013

  • Dec 8, 2013 - Test is now open to all players for DragonRealms 3.1.
  • Nov 28, 2013 - Happy Turkey Day. While you're at it, please consider tossing us a bone (I mean money). We've run through your last set of donations, and though our host isn't about to cut us off (thanks Rhoat!), it's probably polite to help him cover at least a bit of it.
  • Oct 31, 2013 - The Hollow Eve Festival has come to Prime. Come have some fun.
  • Oct 6, 2013 - Ooops. We're back!
  • Sept 26, 2013 - Later tonight, we will be disabling editing due to some maintenance issues. It may a few days, but we hope to have it remedied much sooner. Viewing will not be affected.
  • Sept 18, 2013 - Apologies for the recent down time - there was a data center outage in CA that had us down for a day or two. Back up and running for the moment - keep your fingers crossed. ALSO - Many have sent donations recently & we really appreciate the support. THANK YOU
  • August 30, 2013 - We've changed the way items are named and linked to. It no longer is required that they be all in lower case.
  • July 28, 2013 - Thanks to your donations, we'll be able to ramp up the server for several months. This should offset some of the fancy things we want to do. Thanks from the staff!
  • July 13, 2013 - As we add more features to the site, it results in us having to pay for a better server. Our current host is a volunteer and it's becoming costly. Please consider donating to help offset the costs.
  • July 20, 2013 - Alchemy is released, though only Remedies discipline. Enjoy!
  • June 03, 2013 - We've added a small symbol to the shop pages that will pop up when an item is incomplete. This should assist those who are cataloging for the festival.
  • May 19, 2013 - We've added a section for people who want to make help videos.
  • January 26, 2013 - EXP SWITCH can be used for 24 in-game hours after a character's DR3 conversion, to manage the relative levels of the new magic skills that were introduced with Magic 3.0. Please see here for details.
  • March 24, 2013 - Those who are interested in updating the title requirements should feel free to do so. There is still some conversion on our end that must be done, but the data will be saved.

2012

  • December 15, 2012 - If you haven't read Solomon's big news item, you might want to.
  • November 19, 2012 - In preparation for everything 3.0 coming out, we're going to be updating the site to reflect it. Excuse our dust.
  • October 28, 2012 - Oh, right, the festival's open, isn't it. Here's a map.
  • August 9, 2012 - Everyone welcome our new trial moderator, TEVESHSZAT!
  • August 8, 2012 - Yesterday we introduced a new account blocking tool that should prevent creation of accounts with certain patterns we've been seeing in spam accounts. If this blocks a name you wanted, please contact one of the staff who can bypass the block.
  • August 7, 2012 - Now that it's all official, it's time to reveal some big news. Several of the GameMasters have volunteered to contribute to the site, where possible. To make it obvious who they are, their accounts begin with "DR-GM". If you see anyone else claiming to be a GM, please let one of the staff know.
  • August 7, 2012 - We've reenabled email support. Members, please make sure your email is up to date, so that your password can be sent in the event you forget it. See Special:Preferences.
  • June 20, 2012 - Help support Elanthipedia! Thank you to everyone who helped with a donation during / immediately after the migration to the new hosting platform. We are currently making a second request for donations to help support the monthly hosting fees to keep the site alive. Please use the DONATE button on the left nav bar to show your continued support of Elanthipedia, and help us keep this awesome resource available! Thank you in advance for your generous contribution!
  • April 16, 2012 - "Due to technical conflicts, we're going to delay [the extended downtime that was scheduled for April 17) a few weeks. We're rescheduling the downtime for mid- to late-May. More details when we nail down a date, but the main thing is that now tomorrow is all clear." --GM Solomon
  • April 1, 2012 - Happy April Fools (Due to a server error, it looks like we may lose a significant chunk of the site permanently. Staff is currently deciding whether or not it's worth coninuing the site at all. We'll let you know soon.)
  • March 20, 2012 - At the request of our users, we've added a page that will show the last 20 forum posts we've archived. See Recent Forum Posts.
  • February 27, 2012 - We've added a new extension to help combat the annoying spam, SpamBlacklist. Please let us know if it causes any problems.
  • February 21, 2012 - It seems that previously we did not have an easy to locate listing of our rules. Now we do. Please take a moment to read them.
  • February 5, 2012 - Despite our best efforts, the site is taking longer to update than anticipated. Follow us on twitter for up to the moment updates.
  • February 2, 2012 - Be prepared for the site to go down this weekend, as we do a series of much needed updates.
  • January 27, 2012 - Please help us keep Elanthipedia going and donate.
  • January 27, 2012 - If you encounter an error, please list it in Elanthipedia Bugs.
  • January 26, 2012 - We're back! A redirect will be set up at www.elanthipedia.com as soon as possible.
  • January 14, 2012 - Tailoring is now live.
  • January 8, 2012 - If you're having problems with the left navigation bar, it has to do with the most recent Firefox update. We're looking into whether we can do anything about it.

2011

  • October 3, 2011 - The lead up to the Hollow Eve Festival has begun! See here for a log.
  • October 2, 2011 - Due to a rash of spam attacks, we will be preemptively blocking suspicious account names. If you have a legitimate name that gets blocked, please IM one of the Moderators to have it unblocked.
  • July 16, 2011 - Armorsmithing is now live.
  • July 4, 2011 - Wishing all our American Elanthipedians a safe and happy 4th of July!
  • July 1, 2011 - Weaponsmithing is live. Go forth and weaponsmith!
  • June 29, 2011 - If you are noticing caching problems and error messages on pages while viewing Elanthipedia anonymously, please create an account or login to properly view the page. --Naeya (talk)
  • June 16, 2011 - We're having some severe server issues. I don't know how long they'll last, but we're working as fast as we can. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk) 08:15, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
  • February 08, 2011 - Say hello to Ysselt and Isharon, our new trial moderators.-Moderator Caraamon

2010

  • December 25, 2010 - Happy Holidays, whichever you choose to celebrate, to everyone from all of us at Elanthipedia!
  • December 11, 2010 - The new skill combinations have been released. -Moderator Caraamon
  • November 29, 2010 - I've released an update to the query pages that should resolve a longstanding issue with using the OR options. -Moderator Caraamon
  • November 10, 2010 - I have setup a Twitter account for Elanthipedia, which I will use to help broadcast any downtimes due to server maintenance, etc. Or maybe just broadcast random DR related nonsense, 140 characters at a time, when I'm bored. Who knows! @Elanthipedia ~ Naeya
  • October 31, 2010 - Happy Halloween, Elanthipedians! And Happy Hollow's Eve. Take a gander at the fest page and map for help finding your way around the fest. ~Naeya
  • October 24, 2010 - It has come to my attention that a number of users seems to be marking their changes as "minor" by default without regard to its actual status. Please read minor edits if you have any questions. -Moderator Caraamon
  • October 10, 2010 - The new durability system has been released. Everything should be updated to match, so drop me a message if I messed up or forgot something. Also added a bit of help remembering the new ranges while I was at it. Enjoy! -Moderator Caraamon
  • October 22, 2010 - As some of you might have noticed, a donation link is (back) up in the sidebar. Please consider helping us keep the site running. -Moderator Caraamon (because Naeya's too nice)
  • September 20, 2010 - The GMs are releasing more information on Magic 3.0 and we're in the process of collecting everything about Combat 3.0. -Moderator Caraamon
  • July 5, 2010 - The stonecarving system is available. Notes can be found here. -Moderator Caraamon
  • April 29, 2010 - We have completed our upgrade of MediaWiki to v1.15.3. Should you notice any problems please comment on the Talk Page of Elanthipedia:Upgrade History. Thank You. --Callek
  • March 4, 2010 - Once again Callek's done his magic and we're updated to the latest thingies. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk)
  • March 16, 2010 - There seems to be rash of people who think defacing the Lyras event articles is funny. Stop. There will be no more warnings before the bannings begin. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk)
  • March 17, 2010 - We've discovered a new way to do searching. Check out the Bestiary search page for a peek at our efforts.
  • March 17, 2010 - Be warned, we're scheduling a major update for April 29th. It probably won't take down the site.... unless it does. -Moderator Caraamon
  • February 22, 2010 - The proposed policy on Necromancer secrets has been drafted. Please give your opinions. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi
  • February 26, 2010 - Thanks to the work of Callek the semantic functions are working again! In the near future, he might even be brave enough to update things. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi
  • January 6, 2010 - There is a new (though temporary) policy on Necromancer secrets. Please read it.

2009

  • October 30, 2009 - The Hollow Eve 396 Map is up! -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk)
  • August 1, 2009 - The Magma Falls Mini-Festival is open and maps are up! -ModeratorCaraamon Makdasi(talk)
  • July 10, 2009 - The new experience system is here and live. Hooray!
  • May 20, 2009 - We're restoring some of the categories we deleted when SemanticWiki was added. This is a temporary measure until we can get it working again. -Moderator Caraamon Makdasi(talk)
  • March 21, 2009 - There is a new NameSpace to hold forum posts. Please see Elanthipedia:Post for details. -Caraamon
  • March 2, 2009 - The Search function is now back in operation.
  • March 2, 2009 - Search seems to be broken for the time being. Will post a news update when it is fixed.
  • March 2, 2009 - Due to some problems with the host, Elanthipedia experienced a bit of a downtime yesterday evening and this morning. I have done upgrades to the MediaWiki software as well as important extensions. The problem seems to have been corrected. I have noticed a few issues with some pages such as items, titles, and even basic tables. I will be working with Caraamon to get the issues fixed as soon as possible. The wiki is up for browsing and basic edits, though. Many apologies for the downtime. ~ Naeya
  • January 7, 2009 - With the changes to the treasure system, please consider adding data to the Gems page. -Caraamon

2008

  • December 31, 2008/January 1, 2009 - Happy New Years from those of us watching over Elanthipedia. ~ Naeya
  • November 7, 2008 - I'm experimenting with a Google search. This will probably provide better search results than the current wiki search (it also includes all pages by default, not just in the Main namespace (good for searching items, armor, etc). If you notice any problems with the search function, let me know on my talk page please. Thanks! ~ Naeya
  • November 4, 2008 - Ok, so I lied about the 7k article count. After running some much needed maintenance scripts, the site should be a lot faster though! Oh... and don't forget to VOTE! ~ Naeya
  • November 3, 2008 - Titles are going to be broken for a bit. Sorry. -Caraamon
  • November 3, 2008 - The MediaWiki upgrade went smoothly. We're now running version 1.13.2. If you look at Special:SpecialPages you'll see a new look to that area. If anyone notices anything odd, report it in the Town Green or on my talk page. - Naeya
  • November 2, 2008 - Sometime today we've reached 7000 significant articles. Very cool, people! Keep up the great contributions ~ Naeya
  • November 1, 2008 - You may notice quite a bit of a mess in the Item department. Caraamon and I are working to get things fixed. Upgrades seemed to have caused more problems than we thought. - Naeya
  • October 31, 2008 - We have many of the festival shops up in horribly mangled unwikified form. Hey, I only have three hands. -Caraamon
  • October 31, 2008 - The upgrade to the new version of the wiki software seems to have broken titles, and possibly other things. I'm working on it as I type this. -Caraamon
  • October 31, 2008 - Happy Halloween everyone! For those attending the Festival of the Gods, have a good time! I'm sure we'll have some information about the contents of the fest "soon" after it opens.
  • August 21, 2008 - There are some small issues with category inclusion for shops, due to some updates I just made. I'm working as fast as I can to fix them, but it's a big job. -Caraamon
  • July 2, 2008 - Big thanks to Reene for our new logo.
  • June 28, 2008 - As part of our move towards Semantic Wiki, I have deleted most of the item-based categories. For more information, please see Category_talk:Items.
  • June 19, 2008 - Thanks to our own wonderful owner Naeya, the issues with namespaces has been squashed and we will return to moving items willy-nilly! -Caraamon
  • June 17, 2008 - Changes are being made to the various item templates for semantic wiki support. Please check before using them.
  • June 17, 2008 - Oops! Forgot to disable anonymous edits. Sorry! You will now again need to login to edit/add content.
  • June 17, 2008 - Well folks. After an unexpected but necessary server move, Elanthipedia is safe and sound on her new server. If possible, please report any noticeable problems in the Technical Green. I'll be posting a few more details about the move there. ~Naeya
  • June 12, 2008 - As you may have noticed, we had stopped the item move due to technical problems with the new namespaces (AKA I don't know as much as I thought I did). Hang in there, we'll get it done or die trying (famous last words, yay!) -Caraamon
  • June 12, 2008 - Fairly soon we will be moving in game item pages to new namespaces (i.e. Item:, Armor:, Weapon:, Shield:). This will almost certainly cause some link confusion at first, but Caraamon will be working day and night (or when he feels like it) to make sure everything gets fixed. So this begs the question, "Why bother?" Despite the massive headache it will cause, it will allow some nifty tricks to be implemented once we fully switch to the SemanticWiki "stuff."
  • June 11, 2008 - All item templates are created, except for the PC created item template. In addition, they had automatic links to the forms that make editing them easier. Take a look and feel free to post any suggestions or comments.
  • April 15, 2008 - Welcome new sysop, Caraamon. He'll be tidying up things a bit around the wiki.
  • April 15, 2008 - Couple updates on the site. See here for more info.
  • January 18, 2008 - Annnnd we're back! Sorry about the downtime folks. Had some server complications. The wiki will be taken down in ~7 hours for a brief update. This downtime should only be about 5-10 minutes. Sorry for any inconveniences.
  • January 1, 2008 - To mark the new year, our 5,000th article was created today by Yamcer. You can view that article here: Multi-armed Devourer. Let's keep up the momentum and make 2008 a great year!

2007

  • December 24, 2007 - Chris's Mass Festival of 2007 is here! Visit the festival today.
  • December 15, 2007 - Elanthipedia is nearing its 5,000th article! The wiki has grown so much over this last year, and it's thanks to contributors like YOU! Keep up the excellent work! ~ The Admins
  • December 11, 2007 - We've upgraded the MediaWiki software to the newest version (1.11.0). If anyone notices any problems, please post here.
  • December 3, 2007 - {{User Talk Top}} template is available for any user to put on their talk pages.
  • December 3, 2007 - Belated announcement of our newest sysop Aetherie. He's a dedicated contributor and has earned the position in his time here. ~~Naeya
  • November 24, 2007 - The issue with people not being able to edit any of the wiki pages seems to be fixed now. If you are still having issues, please contact me via AIM at EmpathNaeya. ~~Naeya
  • October 27, 2007 - A new project is underway to develop and expand articles on the cities of Elanthia. Visit the City Article Project Page for details.
  • October 16, 2007 - Please welcome our newest admin, Kraelyst! You all might know him as Kraelyst the Hand of The Locksmith Union.
  • July 18,2007 - Woo! We reached our 200 user mark (201 as of this posting.) Nikhetto appears to have been our 200th user to join.
  • July 2, 2007 - Thanks to our contributors, Elanthipedia is growing every day! Keep up the good work, everyone! ~~Naeya
  • June 18, 2007 - Setup the Town Green and Community Bulletin Board. Go take a look!
  • May 14, 2007 - You no longer need to input coin type on item prices in shops. This is now handled by Template:Store At A Glance.
  • April 21, 2007 - On April 19th, Valynn became our 100th registered user! We have over 1600 articles and climbing! Keep up the good work, all! ~~ Naeya
  • April 18, 2007 - If you have any questions/concerns/suggestions regarding the wiki, please head to the Elanthipedia Contributors discussion group. ~~ Naeya
  • March 25, 2007 - Shops move to Category:Shops is completed. ~~ Naeya
  • March 24, 2007 - In process of overhaul of Category:Shop. Moving it to Category:Shops. Sorry for any inconvenience. ~~ Naeya
  • March 2007 - DR Wiki moved to www.elanthipedia.com. With the new home we hope to see new growth and enthusiastic contribution to make this the most up to date information source for DragonRealms. ~~ Naeya