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Arrakis Awakening - A Dune RPG > Announcements > New Year - New Host - New Board


Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 6 2009, 08:33 PM
Hey everyone smile.gif

I hope this is not going to drive anyone crazy - but I'm thinking of having our AA RP board hosted on a fully functional IPB board (like the kind we started out with at first), as I have acquired another license for it and I think it would be a nice change for all. Perhaps it would even attract new members, as I hope to have it feature a sleek, sophisticated new look.

I just wanted to get some feedback from you, given that I don't want to make a hug decision like that for all of us without everyone's input. I'm already setting the board up, it should be finished sometime tomorrow. If we decide to move there, I will need your assistance in transfer of posts, as I don't have a first clue about converting ipb 1.3 to ipb 2.3.6 - for all I know, the 2 might not even be compatible and IPBFree does not release backups of their forums to us, we only rent this board, we do not own it...

So if you get the chance, please state Yes or No, whether you think a new board would suit you. We could have it personalized and 'spiffied' up as much as we like, and have more options like personal blogs, gallery and downloads on the site, if we wish them. There are many exciting options that come with the newer IPB, ones that would definitely enhance our role-playing experience and make it more personalized.

I hope to hear from you soon! smile.gif

Posted by: Kuro Kiderra Jan 6 2009, 09:12 PM
.....I'm leery of most new stuff these days, but if the rest of the crew has no objections I'm willing to give it a go; since it appears to offer more stuff to embelish our dastardly deeds, I see no problem.


I would recommend making backup files of what we have here, just in case (I'm rather fond of what members have written thus far, & enjoy reading them).



Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 6 2009, 09:19 PM
Unfortunately, there is no option to back up this board. As I stated before, we don't own it and the backup is done by InvisionFree...but we can copy and paste the contents into the new one. I don't remember if you were with us on the original board, James - but it would be just like that, only with a different skin (a new look). smile.gif

For a preview, have a peek here (keep in mind, I'm just getting things set up as we speak):

http://excalibur-designs.com/gaming/arrakisawakening/

The URL would still be http://www.arrakis-awakening.co.nr - as I can change that easily. smile.gif

Posted by: Dmitrii Naryshkin Jan 6 2009, 09:26 PM
I've got no objections either way.

Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 6 2009, 09:37 PM
If you wish, you may register on the new forum at your leisure. smile.gif Once you do so, you'll be able to view the 2 distinct looks currently installed on the board. I believe they will suit us well (one is dark, one light) - something for everyone. smile.gif

Posted by: Stilgar Jan 7 2009, 04:59 AM
I am happy either way.

One possible way to simplify the process could be to keep this site as an archive and then start on the new board with an event like the meeting of the Landsraad where everyone can be present, and go on from there.

Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 7 2009, 08:43 AM
That's an excellent idea, Stilgar! I may still try to move some SLs over, given their importance and complexity. I definitely want your STORYBOARDS there. Without them, I'd be lost. Completely. tongue.gif

Just a quick note - you won't be able to view the site atm, as they're working on something. Service should be restored ASAP.

Posted by: Kaluu Harkonnen Jan 7 2009, 01:53 PM
It sounds good to me, I think Stilgars plan is sound and we just transfer over a few of the longer threads in the story and reference back to here, if that is possible.

My room mate Tim was back yesterday so you'll be seeing Xuttah-fyn post here soon, once the jet lag wears off. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 7 2009, 01:58 PM
Well, that is excellent news, my Baron! biggrin.gif

Please feel free to go over to the new forum and sign up at your leisure. I'm currently transferring the pinned posts that are essential for newcomers and just serve as general points of reference - once you're on the members list, I'll have your account details modified accordingly. smile.gif

PS
Hope Tim had fun on his vacation! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 7 2009, 05:08 PM
The board is now set up - please feel free to register all your characters (currently active) and let the games continue! smile.gif

Posted by: Ragnir Jan 8 2009, 04:24 PM
New site doesn't want to allow me to register multiple characters with the same email address. *shrug*


Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 8 2009, 06:22 PM
Let me see what I can do about that. There might be a setting that allows multiple uses of the same email for signups...but if I don't find it, I may just have to register you manually - or you may have to sign up using a made up email address.

Going to check that out for you right now. smile.gif

Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 8 2009, 06:32 PM
Ok, it doesn't appear that you can register with the same email more than once, so just make a mock email (ragnir@gmail.com for example) and go on from there. smile.gif

Posted by: Kuro Kiderra Jan 9 2009, 03:14 AM
Kuro's log:

NPCs to app for: Kiderra Household (the Lord & Lady, the other 3 children aside from Shino, as well as the House Mentat).

Will try to get those done in the next 3-4 days. book.gif

Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 9 2009, 09:39 AM
First, I'd like you to figure out what you want for your house emblem, or I'll award you a pink flower and you'll have to like it. laugh.gif

Posted by: Kuro Kiderra Jan 9 2009, 09:04 PM
QUOTE (Irulan Corrino @ Jan 9 2009, 10:39 AM)
First, I'd like you to figure out what you want for your house emblem, or I'll award you a pink flower and you'll have to like it. lol.gif

Ah so desu-ka! ninja.gif

If that flower's a Chrysanthemum or Cherry Blossom, then they would actually work just fine M'Lady! tongue.gif

Posted by: Stilgar Jan 9 2009, 10:01 PM
One pink flower, just for you. wink.gif

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Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 10 2009, 08:42 AM
I have something in mind, you'll see on the new boards. wink.gif

Posted by: Irulan Corrino Jan 14 2009, 08:27 AM
This forum is now in Read-Only mode (except for the 3 of the first forums at the very top), and will serve as an archive for the continuation of Arrakis Awakening. smile.gif

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