So, apparently deadlines do not work for me. Instead, I'm going to post a list of things that need to be completed and their current status in order of completion.
Build submission 90% - Working
Account registration 90% - Working
Random generator integration 0%
Progress is going smoothly on the builds form. The builds section is my main focus - as it should be - I believe that will be properly functional in the next few days.
Shout-out to you guys that are submitting content even though the submit form is not done hence it looks like stako. Adding content that isn't by me is useful to find bugs. Heads up I will be using the Markdown markup for builds as opposed to some form of bbcode like forums use (EG bold text would be: [b]I am bold[/b]) and will be stripping out html input. Markup is fairly simple, just type as you usually would, paragraphs are made automagically. Here are some examples:
# This is a heading 1
## This is a heading 2
###### Heading 6
> > Nested
> > Yeah
Not sure why, but putting ordered lists straight after non-ordered lists seem to break it - hence this text in between.
To see a full list of syntax, check out [this page](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax).
Hello all, I've been making progress in the last few days. The new site is almost ready to go live - you can see a [live preview here] - and all of the promised features as well as some new ones are near completion. All that is left is to amalgamate it together. The expected release time for this site is Monday the 1st of July 2013.
Here is a list of features that will be available:
- News system readable and commentable by users, posts can be made by site authors
- Account registration and management, including:
- User profiles
- Non-unique nicknames (EG: Jack *#1*, Jack *#2*)
- Tracking of submissions, comments, up/down votes etc
- Prestige system
- Forums sharing the same User profile system
- Builds system with:
- Filter by Thief, Mage, Warrior, Werewolf and Vampire. Inclusive or exclusive.
- Sort by Newest, Top, Hot (Most votes in last 24 hours)
- Integration with the [random generator]
I will add more features as they come to me, but not so many as to make the system user-unfriendly. I look forward to seeing you all on the other side.
[live preview here]: http://dev.skyrimbuilds.com
[random generator]: http://sanctumlabs.com/skyrim
I have been busy with other projects recently, however, I am returning to this project with a fresh mind.
All I can say is that things will be moving forward.
With the announcement of the Skyrim 1.9 patch Legendary skills I am unsure whether builds are now relevant due to being able to eventually get every single perk. Of course, for some (myself included), the leveling up of the character and path of development is more important than the end result. Perhaps this means there will still be an audience for this kind of site.
I will - however - be working more on TESBuilds.com for the upcoming MMORPG The Elder Scrolls: Online and also on my as-of-yet unnamed guild website as well as AetherRO, a Ragnarok Online server website. My plate is currently quite full it seems. Juggling all these projects, work and some semblance of a social life is difficult. Guess I'm just lucky I don't have any children, yet.
I do apologise for the apparent lack of commitment shown to this project. I did in fact get majorly distracted by Tekkit Lite for a couple of months. I am beginning to wean myself off of Minecraft and back into the world of Skyrim which means my proposed changes should be imminent.
February 12, 2013, 3:49 pm
Hey all, I've been quite busy with work as of late (haven't even got around to playing Dragonborn :c) so none of the proposed functionality has been added. However, I can tell you that over these coming weeks I will be adding everything proposed in the previous post besides integration with the Skyrim random character generator and new content required due to Dragonborn.
I will also be adding some new things like character limits on certain fields (some have no limit but are intended to be short) and fixing the bug with *Type* being displayed incorrectly on the builds page E.G. "type-isw" (type - intelligence, strength, werewolf) where it should display "Mage, Warrior, Werewolf".
I'll also be adding comments to the blog so you can more easily leave your thoughts.
Have a good valentines day, see you on the other side.
February 4, 2013, 8:41 pm
Hey all - due to the release of The Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim, I've decided to release Skyrim Builds in a beta state.
Skyrim Builds was designed to be a community driven site for creating and sharing character builds for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Anybody is free to sign up, create builds and share them with others.
The sidebar contains information about how to use this site in case it is confusing.
In the near future there will be more features impletemented. These features include:
- Rating system for builds (Up and down voting)
- Sort by rating (functionality exists, but voting is not impletemented)
- Hot builds (Builds with the most upvotes in the last 24 hours)
- Comments on builds
- Comments on news
- Integration with [Skyrim random character generator](http://sanctumlabs.com/skyrim/)
- Addition of anything new introducted by The Dragonborn DLC that should be included in the submit a build
- Search functionality
- View by skill tree(s)
Feel free to email me
if you have any suggestions of useful feedback.