Before diving into this Weekly Update, let it be known that due to the color scheme change, we are in need of new tank images to replace the old ones. The old ones should still be hosted on each page for historical purposes, but new images should be used wherever possible, especially in infoboxes. Note that many of the current replacements are poorly cropped screenshots that do not match the previous Wiki-standard, so if you see any images that are blurry or cropped badly, please replace them with cleaner ones!
That out of the way, let us delve into the shortest Weekly Update blog to date!
New Update: U KeyBy pressing the
Mkey followed by a number, Stats can be queued to update. Pressing
Uafterward resets the queue.
New Update: Developer Console
This console is essentially a modder to the game, allowing mods to take place. To open this console, press the ‘Home’ button. A list of available mods are given below.
List of actions
|help||Prints help text|
|net_replace_color [id] [hex]||Replace a color from the network color table|
|lb_reconnect||Disconnect from the current server and find a new server|
|ren_background_color = 13487565||Base color for the background|
|ren_scoreboard_names = true||Render scoreboard names|
|ren_context_reinitialization = true||Reinitialize contexts is FPS is too low (bad browser heuristics?)|
|ren_grid_base_alpha = 0.100000||Base alpha for the grid|
|ren_debug_collisions = false||Render collidable debug info (those are not hitboxes)|
|ren_pattern_grid = true||Use canvas createPattern for grid, it’s faster but looks slightly worse|
|ren_raw_health_values = false||Render raw health bar values|
|ren_changelog = true||Render changelog|
|ren_achievements = true||Render achievements|
|ren_solid_background = false||Render background as solid color, without the grid|
|ren_background = true||Render background (and grid)|
|ren_fps = false||Render FPS|
|ren_ui = true||Render UI layer|
|con_force_secure = false||Force connecting via wss|
|ren_minimap_viewport = false||Render viewable area as rectangle on the minimap|
|ren_stroke_soft_color = true||Renders strokes as a darker shade of fill color|
|lb_force_region =||Force load balancer region (requires reconnect, you also need to append the gamemode, like :tag:)|
|ren_health_color = 8774525||Color for the health bar filling|
|lb_search_duration = 5000||Duration in ms until we are forced to pick a best region (even if we don’t have enough latency samples)|
|ren_health_bars = true||Render health bars|
|ren_scoreboard = true||Render scoreboard|
|ren_ui_scale = 1.000000||UI scale|
|ren_stroke_soft_color_intensity = 0.250000||How much to blend black with the fill color (0 = nothing, 1 = black)|
|ren_cache_grid = true||Cache grid on separate canvas|
|ren_debug_info = false||Render some debug info on the server stats test|
|lb_required_latency_ samples = 15||Number of latency samples before picking best region|
|con_latency_history_size = 15||Number of samples to average latency with|
|ren_names = true||Render names|
New color scheme
In one of the more controversial updates to the game, Diep.io is now rendered in a new experimental color scheme, effective March 6, 2017. Zeach and the devs have requested that players make their opinions on the changes known on the Diep.io subreddit, so if you feel strongly either way about the new theme, be sure to make your voice heard there!
Additionally, in an effort to put the Diep.io Wikia on the map and potentially attract Zeach’s attention, staff have seen fit to post a link to the newest front page Featured Poll on the subreddit. If you haven’t yet seen or voted in this poll, do so now.
Official Changelog Excerpt
March 9th, 2017
- You can now queue up stat upgrades by holding U then pressing the number keys
- Pressing M will queue upgrades until the selected stat is full
- Pressing U and releasing it resets the queue
- Dying also resets it
March 6th, 2017
- The color scheme for the game has changed a bit.
We’re looking for feedback regarding this change, please discuss it in the subreddit.
Unmentioned Changes Excerpt
March 9th, 2017
- More commands are added on Console.
March 7th, 2017
- The Developer Console is added to the game.
March 6th, 2017
- XP multiplier in survival changed from 2x to 3x.
March 5th, 2017 (2nd)
- Removed FPS in corner of the game.
March 5th, 2017 (1st)
- Your FPS is now shown on the top left corner of the game.
March 2nd, 2017
- Battleship is now buffed.
Wiki Event News
The second Wiki Sandbox will be held tomorrow (Saturday) from 6 PM EST to 7 PM EST, followed by an hourlong Diep.io session in any game mode the majority chooses. The News Team hopes to see you all there!
Wordmark Contest Winner
Congratulations to Nobellion for winning the Wordmark contest! The new wordmark looks excellent, & by now he will have likely received his rewards; as per the promised rewards, starting now he may request any colors he wants for the duration of the month despite being News Team, & he may style his Tag in any fashion that he likes.
Let it also be known that the News Team gives a massive round of applause to everyone who participated & submitted their excellent wordmarks! They are all greatly appreciated, & we hope to have continued participation in future projects!
Spanish vs English Diep.io Wiki Tournament
Grab your vuvuzelas & get ready to party, because it’s time for the first Spanish vs. English Diep.io Wiki Tournament! While general tournament participation has been spotty in recent days, it is hoped that this event may rekindle some interest in the tournament scene and potentially help foster a bit of international community spirit in the process. Contenders are listed in the bracket shown below. Show your support for your Wiki’s representatives!
Special thanks goes to Aaron99TR for helping to facilitate & officiate the tournament!
New Hungarian Diep.io Wiki
Founded by Mother Of Ships, the Hungarian Diep.io Wiki is now up. If anyone speaks Hungarian, please go check it out! If you know any of the other languages used by our foreign associates, such as Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, French, Portuguese, or Polish, then be sure to help those specific Wikis out in any way you can!
Wiki Policy News
Desperate Need for News Team Members
This Week’s Update barely made it out on time, & even then only with the volunteer help of our favorite code wizard. Due to the high demand, as current News Team Members slow down, we are willing to accept applications for a short time. Simply write a blog post, then leave a message on any Administrator’s Wall with a link to that blog & a request to join. If the blog is well written, an invitation will be extended. Remember: you don’t have to be Staff to join!
- MOS — A Former Staff member, has returned & is currently an Intern.
No demotions occurred this Week, but a great many Staff have fallen into inactivity. Expect at least one demotion if not two or three the following week.
All of your favorite Chat.js scripts are back, at least for the time being. In an attempt to diagnose & solve the longstanding lag & performance issues that have plagued our Chat, Ursuul has contacted a member of the Community Technical Team, Rappy 4187, for assistance in this matter. To aid in the unit testing & bug fixing process, Rappy has requested that all Chat.js scripts be reinstated until a fix can be found. Use them while you can!
Main Page Expansion
- Compartmentalization of the entire page.
- Porting the Intro to Project:About.
- A new welcome template displaying our new wordmark, which links to Project:About.
- An “Improvement Drive” module showcasing pages that need cleanup.
- A “Featured Article” module showcasing high quality articles.
- A “Gameplay” navigation module.
- A “Tanks” navigation module.
- A Chat module.
- An “Editor of the Month” Module showcasing exceptional editors/contest winners.
Comments & feedback regarding the main page’s look & design may be directed to Ursuul, or to the Talk Page.
- Massive shoutout to Count of Howard for writing literally this entire tab out of pure charity. You the real MVP lad.
Main Page Expansion
Although the Main Page is much more organized than it was, there is yet more to do. The two navigation modules need to be longer, the Recent Changes module needs to be shortened if not wholly removed, & then the modules need to be restyled to fit the theme. Though we have come far from the wall of text & outdated slider that was the old Main Page, we are only at the foot of the mountain.
Oasis Theme Overhaul
New changes have been slow, & it may be that this theme will stick for some time. Other trickles of modifications may occasionally occur, but for now the theme has stabilized.
User Group PagesMost well established Wikis, such as the Elder Scrolls Wiki, have Project Namespace pages for each user-group. Rollbacks, Admins, Councilors, Vanguard, et cetera. In order to have more down-to-earth & detailed descriptions of these groups that can be read without going to Community Central, a small side-project will be initiated to create such pages to give more in-depth information about them. Bureaucrat, Admin, Disc Mod, Chat Mod, Content Mod, Rollback, & Poweruser can be fully explained. However, due to the absence of local Wikians with higher global-rights such as Vanguard, VSTF, or Helpers, only the Councilor global right can be thoroughly explained, as we have two full-time Wiki members & a half dozen minor contributors who hold that user-right on the Wiki. User-groups other than those will be much more general & less helpful.
This is the order in which they will be created:
- Rollbacks (who have unique abilities on this Wiki only)
- Chat Mods
- Disc Mods
- Content Mods
- Volunteer Developers
- FANDOM Helpers
As a last off-shoot of this project, the following User-groups may potentially be specified in any given order:
- VIPs/MVPs — This would likely just be a list.
On Hold Plans
- Monobook Expansion
- Franken Forum Board Rules
- Community-To-Do-List Overhaul
- Community Corner Overhaul