Update history for this wiki
February 13, 2019 - I got a new laptop! It's much better and can render the 3D maps much faster. I've uploaded Map B001000, and the more will be soon.
December 17, 2018 - Moved and mostly settled in. I briefly shared my website with one of my housemates, but it conversation didn't get far. Hasn't been as easy to bring up as I was hoping, and other fun game plans haven't been able to be made yet.
But... I have managed to render out another map in 3D! Vunñar area is now mapped in 3D at the B level. Map B002001 is now available! So, that's a big step of productivity.
I'm thinking about perhaps eventually putting together a video discussing my world so I can try to record more ideas that I haven't been able to type out.
November 18, 2018 - Categories! I was looking up some wiki code and came across the Categories special pages, and realized how absolutely useful that could be for organizing pages. So I've added a Page Sortings menu item which will take you to the various Categories, and the Subcategories and lists of Pages that are part of each Category. I got quite a bit done on it today, but there's still lots to do.
I also updated the Nations Template, which will have to now be applied to all the country pages...lots of back-end organization.
Also did a bit of editing of the first book.
Getting closer to moving day.
November 11, 2018 - Been still working on fixing nation pages, making progress, slowly. Uploaded the 3D maps that I have currently made, my laptop isn't really good enough to render the 3D maps, and my desktop's 1TB drive died so I'm using an old 128GB drive and my external 4TB on the desktop instead of the laptop, which means I'm limited on other things I can work on while rendering the maps, especially since the laptop has audio synch problems with internet videos. So many hold-ups. Also added some notes from mythology on Elves and Dwarves that I found, I'm going to start collecting real-world myth and stories to help guide my writing of races as they exist in my world.
I'm moving at the end of the month, so I might not get too much more done on this until December, but I'll be in a position to have help on the project, possibly, which means this could start to grow a lot faster in 2019!
October 28, 2018 - Worked through Doelel fixing the typos, adding images and Avel regions.
October 24, 2018 - I spent several hours updating nation pages, I've gone through Drrajh adding Avel regions and images which inspire me for the nation. Also fixing a few typos. though, sometimes I wonder why I'm doing this...wondering what the point is...
October 21, 2018 - Oops, haven't updated the news here...I've been doing some work on another website, but it doesn't seem to be working. And then my life kinda went topsy-turby and I decided I'm going to move at Christmas, financially that will work out best for me. I'll be moving back to be closer to my family and to friends, friends that game and could possibly help with this project.
July 21, 2018 - I've updated the calendar to something way more interesting and telling to the seasons. Also created an image to show what the Roia actually look like at the beginning of each month--their alignment to each other. Also fixed the skin update so that people other than me can see the added icons. I do need to do more to the skin, but that will come in time. I spent the past week working on a redesign of my photography website, and less on this. But now that my main website is updated, I'll be back to work on this project.
July 9, 2018 - I've copied the previous B-level map data to the new maps that I'll be using for the 3D maps. Haven't rendered them yet, but labels are copied over. My computers are barely good enough to do the renderings...
June 30, 2018 - Added a new subrace of humons that live on the seas, and changed the set up for the stories to list all books currently in the works. Almost done with exporting the heightmaps, then I start adding them to the current psd files for the maps and start rendering. Though that will take years to do them all, it will help me get into the details of the world locations.
June 28, 2018 - 3D!!! We're going 3D!!! I finally figured out a way to get my maps 3D, and it's going ok so far. I'm still working out how they are going to look: how steep to make the elevation distortion, and what scale of map will work best for display and feasability of numbers. I'm already working with 240 maps (though many of those are empty water and won't be made, likely), the scale is still pretty low detail, but I'm certainly getting closer to something quality enough to present. But...this means that I'm basically starting over on my maps...the maps I currently have, I don't remember the division overlap scaling, I suppose I could do some trial and error... Anyway, 3D maps are going to be coming. I need a better computer though (car repair first).
I'm taking the plunge, I figured out my overlap for the "texture" maps I already have and have begun generating 16,000+ heightmaps. Most will be blank, but still a lot of land area. But now we'll have some detail to the world. I'm insane.
June 23, 2018 - Huzzah for figuring out a huge plot hole that I had. I made quite a lot of advances on the storyline, added a bit of history, added to map C00700c, added a bunch of locations that will have great stories attached to them, and put in one of the most special features of my world: Traveling Gates. It was a productive day.
June 11, 2018 - Oops, haven't been updating the news...even though there's no updates listed, I've done quite a bit over these two months. I've written up some stuff on a couple countries, updated a few maps, and tonight I added the start to Chapter 5!
April 15, 2018 - I've added several major historical events, and decided what the old world looked like for past eras. Did some work on a few nation pages, as well.
April 9, 2018 - I've created the pages for every Avel nation, with just the basic template, so far, but this will help with developing them more. Progress.
March 17, 2018 - I put a ring around it! Actually realized I had done so a few years ago, but had forgotten, goes to show my organization and visualization are still in need of improvement. So, the world has rings now, Rings of Emiyl. Just realized, the 5-year anniversary of this world was a month ago, my gift/reward was thousands of pages of junk.
March 14, 2018 - Finally finished cleaning up the thousands of pages that were created by some evil bot. New security measures are in place.
February 14, 2018 - I've done a lot of work the past three weeks, off and on, on the Game Rules pages, and more. BUT, today I discovered that someone botted me and created 600+ user accounts and even more pages of spam. So now I have to spend my time deteting all that junk. I'm not happy, I don't have near enough alcohol to deal with this...mainly because I have none. Ugh.
January 22, 2018 - Started the day working on Dyll, and spread out from there as things were needed. Did some detail development on the map of Dyll, adding communities to the map C00a007, still a lot more to do. Added words to the language, described The Great Race, and added some new technology to the world.
January 18, 2018 - Starting to crack into nation creation, did work on Olmes, today.
January 17, 2018 - Added altitude, climate, temperature, and rainfall Maps.
January 14, 2018 - I've been pronouncing it wrong....I really should have looked up the pronunciation of æ before using it in a ton of places. I'm not sure if the correct use of this letter would even be readable in some places, or at least it's very different. I thought it would be a mush of the a and e sounds, ae, "hey" without the h, but it's not, it's like cat.. This will set me back a bit, or do I just change my thinking and my pronunciation? I'll have to think about it, before it get published, if it ever does...
January 8, 2018 - Uploaded all maps of consequence! There are a few that haven't been uploaded, but they are just water. Not all of the maps have labels on them, however, but I should be able to work on that soon. There's a lot of work that goes into creating a world.
December 2017 - I've managed to squeeze in some work on here a few times, and even while on Christmas vacation. Getting more of the important pages in.
November 28, 2017 - Finally got internet! Unlimited 4G. But then my computer was getting 403 errors while trying to access my subdomains, finally got that fixed. Today I added an About page and uploaded 48 C-level maps; still 216 to go......
September 28, 2017 - (Still don't have internet at home, I'm at the laundromat using their internet.) Updated Chapter 4, added over 8,000 words. Been working on maps, getting more regions named, and even coloring in borders, on both B and C level maps. When I have real internet I'll get them uploaded; the laundromat internet is quite slow.
August 22, 2017 - Broke up with the girlfriend and moved out, don't have internet for a while...I'll be back soon....
August 18, 2017 - Updated Uun names, and Kæa organization on the Physical Descriptions page. Uploaded maps of the Alru. Added some information on the history of the Great Kaatyclyzym. Added nation pages: Ayul, Bousk, Drajden, Drrogo, Austrivor, and Asmiad.
August 14, 2017 - Created notes pages for the Alru.
August 7, 2017 - Created some history related to the One World Language. Added more information about the Roia and AUAK. Updated names of Uun continents.
August 6, 2017 - Added more to Chapter 4
August 4, 2017 - Been doing lots of work on other stuff. I should, today, get to updating the menu, and adding location lists to B-level map pages.
August 3, 2017 - Created table index of maps to C-level. Took a long time to do just that, so I think doing D-level will come much later, it's another 16 maps per each C-Level map, which is 16 maps per B-level map, which are of course 16 maps within the full map.
August 1, 2017 - Created pages for the celestial bodies.
July 31, 2017 - Created calendar related pages and notes for races
July 21, 2017 - Worked on world history and a few details of The Golden Goat story
July 19, 2017 - Copied Story in, setup menu, etc. Really getting back into getting this wiki back up to where it was previously. Overwhelmed by how much work there is to do on this project.
July 8, 2017 - Upon realizing that I accidentally deleted the database that was associated with this wiki, I'm now having to start over....
end of news for this wiki
Dates are based on file last modification and may be inaccurate as to initial creation date. This is also not a complete list of everything accomplished during the time frame. All throughout this process, I was working in html, OneNote, FreeMind, and finally TheBrain to write notes, etc. I also spent a lot of time surfing the internet for inspirational images to use, I have over 10,000 images saved for inspirational purposes, most of which were gathered during the time period below.
February 11, 2013 - Decided on world design, created a first-draft of the world
February 12, 2013 - Created 2nd Draft of the world
April 27, 2013 - drew up national borders
April 30, 2013 - Created 3rd Draft of the World in much higher detail.
May 1, 2013 - Created 4th Draft of the World, more detail, more islands, placed dots for communities; created new climate data, ocean currents, and tectonic plates.
June 20, 2013 - first draft of racial distribution
July 18, 2013 - 5th Draft of world
Octorber 26, 2013 - 6th Draft of World
January 3, 2014 - 7th Draft of World
March 14, 2014 - 8th Draft of World
March 22, 2014 - Created details for Olmes,
September 23, 2014 - 9th Draft of World
October 17, 2014 - 10th Draft of World
October 19, 2014 - 11th Draft of World
December 12, 2014 - 12th Draft of World
January 9, 2015 - 13th Draft of World
February 24, 2015 - 14th Draft of World
March 14, 2015 - 15th Draft of World
April 27, 2015 - 16th Draft of World
Octorber 13, 2015 - 18th Draft of World
January 18, 2016 - 19th Draft of World
March 29, 2016 - 20th Draft of World
March 30, 2016 - Began combining drafts 19 and 20 into one new, and "final" map set.