Welcome back to WyrmrestAccord.net

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Welcome back to WyrmrestAccord.net

Well, it's been a long (long...long...long...) time coming, but it's finally here. Welcome back, everyone, to WyrmrestAccord.net.

Some things have changed. Most things have changed, actually. Many of the same people will be around, but the site itself is new and redone, running on a new server, new software, and has a number of features people have been clamouring for.

The Major Features:

  • The blogs -- post a journal, a log, or other in-character writings.
  • The forum -- discuss, brainstorm, roleplay, and interact with other community members.
  • The calendar -- post some quick information on your in-character event, and generate some more interest in it!
  • Character sheets (new!) -- similar to MRP/TRP2/RSP profiles.
  • Guild sheets (new!) -- a profile for your guild.
  • Organization sheets (new!) -- a profile for your in-character organization, cult, or chess-playing association.
  • Storyline sheets (new!) -- a way to keep track of any on-going stories.

You use these things together -- it may seem somewhat complex or non-obvious at first, but you can link together pretty much any of these. Blog post as a character? Done! Subplot for your guild's overarching storyline? Storyline sheet it is! Joined an in-character organization? List it easily!

The Design:

  • Totally new website. Updated software, fresh start.
  • Some fancy mundane-yet-uncommon security features available.
  • New design. Fancy Cataclysm colours (...just after the announcement of Mists of Pandaria -- we're retro).
  • The Quote Button. (Yes, it gets title capitalization.) It works like the WoW forums -- wherever quoting is important, just highlight the text and click the button that appears.
  • Sidebars are gone (except in the few places they aren't). Want to get someplace? Mostly everything can be found by the tabs at the top. Want to see some boxes of new stuff? Scroll to the bottom instead. Work that scroll wheel... WORK IT.

Some things are still being tweaked -- you'll see some minor design changes over the coming months, as we have time to perfect anything that doesn't work or works too well.

The Things That Are No More: (a.k.a. the best features of all)

  • No more multiple accounts. Character sheets are the new way to manage posts by different characters.
  • No more books section. Storylines, organizations, and guilds are the new way to manage story arcs.
  • No more groups. As above, storylines, organizations, and guilds are the new way to manage involvement by many people and characters.
  • No more tags (it killed the server). When you need to warn about content, there is a place to post serious content warnings.
  • No more Afterhours. The "mature content" checkbox is the new way to manage explicit content -- it's automatically hidden from people who don't want to see it.
  • No more debate forum. (Yes, this is a feature.)
  • No OOC blog posts. (Yes, this is also a feature.)

Perfection is not about what you add, but what you remove. (Though, using that standard, we still have a crapload of things to remove.)

The Team:

You can find a listing of the site administrators and moderators elsewhere, easily. That's not the important part. The important part is that, largely due to just how long things took to finish, there's a lot of different people running things, with a different perspective, and a fresh look. We haven't been hardened by time, and a few of the old folk may have even softened up a bit. Give us a fair shake, and we'll do the same for you. Things may be a bit bumpy all around as we settle into routines.

The only conspiracy among the staff is Itarater's one-man crusade of trying to duck out of as many responsibilities as possible.

Mini-FAQ: (disclaimer: I have no idea if people are asking these questions, let-alone frequently)

  • Why'd it take so long? We run on Valve Time. And our clocks are slow.
  • No, really, why'd it take so long? Not having the right people at the right times, having almost four months of work need to get scrapped at one point, a bit of a perfectionist streak, and the irony of quitting WoW making for quicker, and more, work on a WoW website.
  • Where's all the old stuff? A pandaren ate it. And then regurgitated it. If you need something found, we can find it for you. If you need to copy a large number of old posts, we'll be working out something to handle this in the near future.
  • So why should we come back? Because... We put a lot of effort into cool things?
  • WTF, I hate you guys. We're going to tolerate and love the shit out of you.

In closing, welcome back.

Peon
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Peon approve of dis post.

Me am that kind of orc.

Nibelungen
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Awesome the site is back ^_^ Thanks for bringing it back

Brahms
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:D

[A] - Tahamine, Sion, Vyrhelle, Tiberus, Pharangesie. [H] - Gieve.

Saf
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Irrationally excited about this. And you came back on a day when I'm extremely bored, too! I applaud your timing, sirs!

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Teni
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Yay its back!!!!

Ayiana
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Yay! I didn't visit the original site much, but I've started to RP a little more. At least I'll have a blast reading all the new stuff on here. Thanks for all the hard work!

[H] Ayiana, Aleesia, Vexa, Tirn

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Exsus
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Wranet was never in Valve time, it was always going to be back soon™.

Ever onward.

Gilnean_Diplomat
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Boobies! :D

No really, yay :D

 

 

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Awhhhh yeah. <3

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Aurric
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Can I just say;

HUZZAH!

Eastwood
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Just when I thought I was out, they keep pulling me back in!

I just can't stay mad at you, wranet.

I am in no way claiming ownership of Clint Eastwood's face.

Plagueheart
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Huzzah!

Also, if y'all can find my old Language of Flowers thread and get the contents to me at some point in the future, I would be the happiest. There was a lot of stuff I never managed to integrate to my back up before 1.0 died. :C

This product was tested on humans.

They died.

Rocksin
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Hey all.  What's this all about.  Hey what's this?  *pokes valuable breakables*

Itarater
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*pokes valuable breakables*

Oh man... Valuables. I wish we had some of those.

EVANLYSIS. INVEST IN SHINY THINGS NOW.

Evanlysis
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@Catspur - It's still around, Lark! Blackbird/Kara has preserved it for you, it's under RP workshop.

Ezidran | Zaifar | Zain
  

Evanlysis
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Ooooo I like shiny things. I'll try to uh put shinies sometime on the site?

Ezidran | Zaifar | Zain
  

Itarater
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Make sure it's gold. When someone tries to break it, they'll get confused when it goes squoosh.

Plagueheart
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@Evan: OMG YAY ;o; *runs to see*

This product was tested on humans.

They died.

Yezian
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It's back! It's back! Thank you for putting so much effort into our beloved Wra.net (now with flowers), guys, I love you!

blakeisthename
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I just got referred to this site and i love it. Thank you for brining it back. I'm gonna try and get a lot more people to use it.

Fnor Morningstar
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I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that this site is up and running.  Yes, I was one of those people that saved back all of my old posts, both good and bad.  I have missed this site so much and the people on it that I have just been at a loss as to what I was going to be able to do with my "spare" time.  Welcome back, Wranet!! Hugs and kisses for all of your hard work.

"Your Heart is Free...Learn to follow your dreams and make them your reality."

Itarater
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Yes, I was one of those people that saved back all of my old posts, both good and bad.

There still will be an archive site up. Just... Not for until I can really dig into the guts of the old setup to export a static HTML version. (i.e., no earlier than December, possibly much later.)