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Roster Available / Website Updates / Future Improvements [Nov. 4th, 2006|12:45 pm]
Incandescent Dawn


The roster for Incandescent Dawn is finally available! Sorry for the long delay, and thanks for waiting.

The link to the roster is listed in the menu on the right hand side.

In order to let people view your complete profile (as opposed to just name, class and level), you will need to do the following:

* download CharacterProfiler from wowroster.net
* install the AddOn like you would with all the other AddOns (unzip, move files into Interface/AddOn, etc)
* start WoW and login
* once logged in, open the character screen, and you will see a little new button named “Save” near the top of the window, click that and you should see a bunch of text appearing in your chat box
* what you just did is scan the general information of your character: gear, inventory, and so on. if you want to make more information available (bank contents, quest log, pets, etc), then you need to have those windows open as well when you select Save.
* once you are done with that, close WoW
* now, CharacterProfiler will have created a file, under c:\program files\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\YOUR ACCOUNT NAME\SavedVariables, the file is named CharacterProfiler.lua
* send that file to verdan AT incandescentdawn.net, and please include the character name of your main in the e-mail, so i know who you are =P
* once i upload the file, the roster will be updated

Besides the roster, there has been another change - the website is now hosted by a different provider, due to the poor technical support and unstable server uptime of the last hosting company. Everything has been transferred over to the new server, including forum users so you don’t have to register again. If anything breaks, please e-mail me using the aforementioned e-mail, and I will fix it as soon as possible.

Another thing I am looking at is a better content management system (i.e. blogging system). Right now this blog is using WordPress as its backbone, but I am not too fond of its interface. I have a couple other modules in mind, but have not really made a choice. A very simple option would be to create a livejournal community, and use its built-in RSS feed to populate the contents here - all I need to do is to write a script that parses the feed into readable content. It will also offer a lot more flexibility in terms of the layout/design of the site. Seeing as the people that have posting rights here (Palorne, Gheiste, and yours truly) all have existing livejournal accounts, this seems like a very viable approach.

last but not least, as some of you have noticed, I have recently started playing again - though I am usually on between 4-7am Server/Pacific time due to the time difference between California and Hong Kong. on weekends, i might be able to play during evening (in server time, of course). so come find me =)

that’s about it for now.