Monday, 25 February 2008

NEW FEATURE! Item Details


We all know what the CEDR is a good little tool in game. It gives the basic information on all the items, along with some of the required information for players. See, this is good, but it can be better. And once again, Shields Down goes that extra step just for you.

Introducing the Item Details page. Not only does it have more information on the pages, but it also able to sort depending on the header that you want it to! Want to know the most damaging weapon? The least energy consuming cargo expander? Its all there, and more. Head on over to the tools tab, or click this link to be taken there instantly.

More information will be added at a later stage, but I am currently in the process of integrating this new data into the rest of Shields Down. As you may have noticed, and with my previous post, most the items are not displaying on the Player Market. This is the first stage to getting them listed. The only problem is that the old data and old table layout was referenced in all the major pages. Needless to say, this means re-coding all of those pages, and its not going well at the moment.

More updates as I get them!


Footnote: Just read Ctrl Alt Del and it split my sides in laughter. Worth a look!

Friday, 22 February 2008

Player Market...

Some of you may have noticed that most the items on the Player Market are not displaying on the lists, even after the update. Since there have been hundreds of new weapons, shields, etc added, its going to take some time to organise them. Without doing a complete facelift of the workings of it, I am afraid all I can ask is to wait it out, and I will post as soon as I have more details.

By the way, what do people think of Blogger in Shields Down? You can add comments to each news post - follow the link above and say whatever you want :)

Cheers all,


Thursday, 21 February 2008


Its official - Core Exiles is back and ready for action!

Interested? Core Exiles is the new game that Shields Down is based on. More Here

Want to know the history of this change? Click Here

If you want a new account - please sign up again for the site. Sorry the previous accounts have been deleted, and there is no way to recover them.

Welcome back

Edit: Accounts have now been deleted.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Accounts soon to go :(

Its a hard thought, been about for 5 years. I have tables containing over 1 million rows, gathering data since that first day. Well, with a re-haul of the site, I have decided its time to clean it up.

Due to this, All Previous Shields Down Accounts will be deleted.

No need to panic, please feel free to re-register. As and when news will become available, I will post it here.

There is a reason second why I did this, and this will be posted here in the very near future!

Until then, I do apologise, and please re-register if you are still interested in the site and its services!


Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Linkin Park Digi Pack (29/1) Arrived!

Finally. Just received the Digi pack for the Tuesdays edition of the Linkin Park O2 arena show. Sounds blimmin amazing! Just wish I went now :( I could pretend to rock out in my room, put the music to the red line, and see how many minutes to midnight I can last until the police are called..... Now that's an idea!

Well, got all my exams out the way. Got the last piece of coursework complete. So, overall, in a good state. Tidying my room at the moment, and then working on my final year project. Should be good!

My first result - and the one that caused me to miss the concert. 75% :D so thats another step to getting a decent grade. Was it worth it? Still playing in my mind. Listening to the concert... I have no idea.

The content of the digi pack was a little disappointing. All the songs are on there that were done - thats cool. You got 2 digital albums, so thats cool again. No movie though. I honestly thought there was going to be a video of them - ah well. For however much it was, its like buying the album again.

In the desperation of seeing Linkin Park live, I did a text to Textperts, see if there was any back info. No chance - nothing scheduled, nothing released. They advised me to set up an email alert with TicketMaster - so I have done. My main email account, the one band.

Ah well, at least the exam went well. I just don't want to compare the fun levels of them both...


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