I am finally updating the layout of EDIBLE. The library has been in its current format for for several years and the layout has been the number one complaint about this site ever since I updated it. As a result, I plan to completely separate the Journal website from EDIBLE and allow them to work independently. Everything should continue to be available on this website, but behind the scenes things will be different.
Last week, the news headlines in the gaming world were focused on a leak of classified information to justify a point made on a gaming forum. Anyone who was around when I was still running NOE remembers that this exact topic of discussion came up. The hyper-realistic simulator had the opportunity to misuse information on several occasions which is why I took the stance of only using publicly defensible data in any argument to justify the in-game statistics of people or equipment. This recent leak is a reminder of how modern games can sometimes be confused with reality.
It has been a while since my last activity, but I assure you things have been happening behind the scenes. There are some upcoming performance improvements to this site as well as a large MUD revamp in the works. I am also pleased to say that I am in the process of converting a homegrown campaign from Pathfinder 1E to 2E. I will be happy to share my lessons learned from that once it is finished.
I have been anticipating April for some time now, as it is the month when my schedule comes back on track. I’m excited to say I have some updates already in the hopper and will be posting them soon. I also made some progress on site improvements and have an update on the quarterly Empire Deluxe Qualifier match.
I will be making some changes to the Mapscripts later today to apply some backend changes. While the update is in progress, the mapscripts will not work. I do not have an ETA for when they will be back up. This update will only impact files being actively generated, and anything previously downloaded will continue to work as normal.
It is time for a much belated status update! There is some good news to report and a lot of bad news. However, it all points to a positive outcome long-term for this site as well as many of my projects which are currently on hold. This is also an incredibly busy time for me in real-life which is making free time a scarce commodity for the time being. All of this is adding up to fewer updates in the near term, but more promises for the long term.
I have resolved the error that brought the website down yesterday. I will forever be referring to this event as the Server Outage of January 25, 2021. I am still working on repairing the damage to EDIBLE and hope to have everything fully restored by the end of the day today. All the of the files are still be available if you have the links. The outage is on the web front only as the storage server is still working correctly. I also have backups of all files and can post them separately if I’m not able to bring EDIBLE back up in a timely manner.
This outage is almost 5 years to the day when I lost everything during the 2016 server crash. That was one the most painful losses in my history of maintaining this repository. Luckily, this outage was superficial as no files were lost or corrupted. Still, is serves as a wake up call that some upgrades to this site are needed urgently. I will be putting a few items on hold until I can implement some immediate fixes.
Welcome to 2021! Everyone I know was looking forward to the day when that last zero became a one. So far, it doesn’t feel like things have changed, and in some cases might be trending towards the worse. As far as my goals for this site, there is a bright light at the end of this tunnel, and I am sprinting towards it.
December is going to be a big month for the Empire Deluxe. This will be the first year where we host our annual tournament on EDCE instead of the 1993 edition. I am putting a lot of additional effort into getting things ready since it will also be our first all remote tournament as well.
Welcome to the November Monthly Update. This month promises to see some new uploads to EDIBLE. I want to thank the tournament team for bearing with me through one of the toughest years of my professional career. November is traditionally the time when we start preparing for the end of year tournament which is the main update for today.