Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Last time I create a Back Bone!

Urg, who would have known creating a new backbone for Shields Down would have been so time-consuming! Goes to show that I really should code for exansion, and not for static like I did 5-6 odd years ago. My previous table was hidious, and didn't contain half the player market items that were available, and every time it detected there was an 'unknown item', I had to manually insert it. Worse then that, I decided to have a compound key - one for the category, and one for the type (so I could order it better). Lets just say that I am never going down that road again.

So, what have I done for the past month? Well, a new table layout meaning that the Player Market is now working and up to date, giving what items people are selling, and at what price. There is also a history page and graphs to show the history and average the items sells at. Its worth a look to see how much you should sell an item for.

It also means I can now 'detach' the user accounts. Before an account was so tied into the PHP, that even if I created a new column part of the site would crash! So, now, happily, I can expand faster, easier, and also better then before.

Just a heads up, I will be on holiday starting Thursday -> tba, so all withdrawal requests will be held.

Well, I know it doesn't look like I have done much to the surface, but a lot has been done to the spine. I hope you will see the benefits sooner then later :)


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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

New Resources!!

As announced by the ISN, new ores have been discovered that will shake up the way that settlements are built. Already blueprints have changed, and crafters everywhere are flocking to get their hands on these valuable ores.

Shields Down has taken the lead, with updating its database with the new ores, and intergrated them with the schematics and where they are used. Have a look at the Settlement All schematic to see how many are required in the building of a whole settlement.

Otherwise, you can click on the new ores that are displayed to see where they are used, and in what quantity.

Myself, I might be creating a service of rare ore sales, so watch this step.

Have fun with the new ores all!!


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