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Posted by Ender on Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:48:52 am (ET)

Continuing with this year's theme of automation, getting and changing custom logos on bots with 9+ stars no longer requires interacting with a human (read: me)! The details:

  • There's a new field on the workshop settings page.
  • The new field is only editable for bots with 9+ stars.
  • Like bot/clan images, you use Imgur to upload your logo.
  • Unlike bot/clan images, the logo will be downloaded to the bots4 server and thus the Imgur URL you use will not be saved.
  • Some basic validation is done on things like image dimensions and extension.

This update is a big win for everyone. Players no longer have to wait for me to manually move a file around and I have one less recurring game maintenance task to deal with, freeing me up to work on more interesting updates.

Stay tuned for self-service perm star moves. That should be the last recurring chore of mine to automate. \o/

Posted by Ender on Monday, September 15, 2014, 1:07:15 am (ET)

I just added two small improvements that had been suggested by players:

  • New fields on clan profiles - Clan profiles now include average level, wins, losses, and ratio. Thanks to Pothead for the suggestion.
  • Improved trophy shop sorting - The Mindreave buffs are now sorted in the order you'd expect: I, II, III. Thanks to Jans for the suggestion.

Congrats to Shoegazer [102] for leading <Eternal> to victory in the August 2014 clan competition and securing a 7th George Washington platinum trophy! Monthly energy has been reset and a new round has begun.

rank clan owner energy month
1 <Eternal> Shoegazer [102]
8,208,366 (x9.91)
2 <Atreides> gr33n [82]
6,737,101 (x8.02)
3 <The Reason> overdose7 [122]
1,973,074 (x2.24)
4 <lHl Luthrin lHl> Luthrin [100]
1,834,421 (x2.25)
5 <Peace> ACE 10 [55]
1,341,658 (x1.52)
6 <Escapism> ReneDescartes [220]
1,332,838 (x1.51)
7 <Rapture> Satanus Inaximasus [295]
965,312 (x1.09)
8 <Standard Model> Stm1 [100] 900,984 (x1.02)
9 <Model Citizens> Serial Killers01 [100]
900,280 (x1.02)
10 <The Lonely Island> Daikatana [190] 898,041 (x1.01)

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Posted by Ender on Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:11:19 pm (ET)

Sorry for the long (almost 5.5 hours!) downtime. :(

It was the same old kernel crashing issue that has plagued the game every now and then. I keep putting off the updates because it's such a rare crash and I'm usually around to fix it quickly when it does happen.

This time, it happened to be early in my first night of vacation and I overslept, so yeah. Thanks to the many, many people who contacted me about this. When I woke up and looked at my phone and saw I had 8721312 notifications, I knew something was wrong. :)

Sorry again for the trouble and I'll work at getting that kernel updated soon!

Congrats to Shoegazer [102] for leading <Eternal> to victory in the July 2014 clan competition and securing a 6th George Washington platinum trophy! Monthly energy has been reset and a new round has begun.

rank clan owner energy month
1 <Eternal> Shoegazer [102]
3,999,483 (x4.94)
2 <Escapism> ReneDescartes [220]
2,960,962 (x3.36)
3 <The Reason> overdose7 [122]
1,842,585 (x2.22)
4 <Barcode> Damon [30]
1,704,250 (x2.38)
5 <Atreides> gr33n [81]
1,421,233 (x1.79)
6 <lHl Luthrin lHl> l Lion l [67]
1,010,136 (x1.15)
7 <Model Citizens> Serial Killers01 [100]
987,702 (x1.11)
8 <Peace> ACE 10 [55]
979,110 (x1.11)
9 <VIP> vip04 [58] 936,409 (x1.06)
10 <Platinium Squad> neps0 [70] 935,578 (x1.05)

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