Well it's that time of the year to rock around the Christmas Tree again in Plaza 1, and hope those NCPD copbots have left some nice presents for you all... as for the first time in years, everyone is allowed in Plaza 1. (Unless you have been a naughty boy or girl!)
Anyway, on behalf of myself and everyone at the Tech Haven Network, we would like to wish all our fans a Merry Crhistmas!
The THN admin is having a little discussion on the content patch and our resources, and one thing that has been pointed out is a lot of guides will need updating for the content patch, since everyone in the Dome will be moving out.
Now it's been suggested that the Faction epic guides are moved from the THN to the NC-Wiki, to allow the community to contribute more freely to the guides. This does lead us to a bigger question, what else could we move to the Wiki?
This is when I like to ask you for your comments.
1. What do you think of the idea in general? 2. What guides and resources do you think should stay on the THN? 3. What guides and resources do you think should move to the NC-Wiki? 4. And anything else you would like to say on the subject.
This is a small little feature update, which I hope you like...
You see I've been playing around with JQuery a lot recently, and found this nice little table sorter . So I thought this would be cool and sexy to use on the Item DB.
Sure enough I think it's sexy and cool, you can sort on nearly all columns. In the case of the Requirments and modifers columns, it takes the first value. Any issues, comments please post in this thread .
There is an interesting and very worthwhile Chairty called Childs Play Charity which was started by Penny Arcade a few days to give children who are ill in hospital a little extra to raise their spirits.
With the help of hospital staff, they have set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, and movies. You can go to each hospital's list and buy a toy, and that toy will be sent to the hospital. Some of the stuff the hospital will give away for kids to keep, while other gifts (like consoles) will be kept by the hospital for patients to use throughout the year.
Like many other people, Neocron is supporting the Childs Play Charity innitative, and the Tech Haven Network would also like give it's support and ask it's visitors to support the chairty either by donating to the Charity, or by sticking a banner to the Child Play Charity on your website, blog or signature to raise attention to the Childs Play Chairty.
This weekend (6/7th October) there will be some extensive server maintenance. There will be occasional periods of downtime while various pieces of software are updated and there will probably be a couple of reboots along the way.
Also the IP of the THN will change slightly. Depending on your ISP the new DNS records may take a short while to update.
After several months of work, the Rares DB Verion 2.0.0 has been released.
This version has had a lot of new code added and changed, to allow a new set of features to be added, such as:-
- The editor is completely redesigned using AJAX to allow saving edits on the fly. - A revamped parts listing page, which shows what weapon needs what sort of parts. It also links into the THN Items DB - Quick filters have been added to nearly all pages - just click on the tabs at the top of the rares list to see the items you want! - Rare part search, find parts to complete your item from other traders - A new rares list comparision is available, which will help you to identify possible trades. - Xfire Support - if you have Xfire, it will tell you if the person is online and playing Neocron.
A big thanks to Delphi, Nova, Cmaster, Tratos, Tubby133, StevenJ, Matan, Herrad, Dribble Joy, Pantho and Abeyance for their testing and contribution of ideas. Big thanks to StevenJ who worked on the original concept and code for the Xfire Neocron detection.
Also thanks to anyone who I've missed that has help on this project.
Click on Read more to see some screenshots of the new Rares DB.
On Saturday 22nd September at 11:00BST the Rares DB will be upgraded to version 2.0.0. The upgrade is expected to take 2 hours to complete.
This version has several new features and considerable changes over the current version. Some of the new featrures are:-
- A new rares editor - Rares comparison - Part searching - Integration with the THN items DB - And a lot more...
As the new version of the rares DB is using PHP5 code, the IP of the rares.techhaven.org website will change slightly. Depending on your ISP, it may take a short while before the new site is accessable.
A full set of release notes will be released on the THN after the upgrade.
The items DB has recived a small update in preperation for the upcoming Rares DB2.0.0 release. The XML feeds will not be publicly availavable until version 1.4, as the aim of the XML feeds will be to make the XML data un-serialize into a set of .NET2.0 objects.
About a year ago, some small details about a new game in the works called Black Prophecy started to appear. About the same time myself and everyone of the Tech Haven Network Admin started to hatch some new plans for world dominat... hang on who put that in this script?
Then the first screenshot for Black Prophecy appeared less than a month ago, and at that point we moved into action to setup The Prophecy Network - an unofficial fansite for Black Prophecy.
So everyone, I would like to announce the forums of the website is now open to fans and interested players of Black Prophecy, where you can discuss and speculate as much as you like about Black Prophecy.
At a later date, we shall be adding a news front page, and maybe some extra more goodies.
While I'm here, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tratos, Delphi (aka James Finn) Cmaster, and Nova for their help and work in setting up the forums. Also thank you to Nidhogg and KK for being very supportive of our plans to setup the fansite. Also thanks to members of the THN and Neocron communities Abeyance, StevenJ, Tubby, SanityIsLost for testing and contributing their thoughts to The Prophecy Network.