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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!

Changelog News

New Update: U Key

Queue

The queued upgrades.

By pressing the M key followed by a number, Stats can be queued to update. Pressing U afterward resets the queue.

New Update: Developer Console

Screenshot (110)

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

Commands:

Command Details
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


Written by News Team Member: Nobellion

Wiki Event News

Sandbox

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!


Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

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!

Find out more!

Promotions

  • MOS — A Former Staff member, has returned & is currently an Intern.

Demotions

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.


Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Tech News

Chat.js Restoration!

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

Coinciding with Staff’s attempts to garner renewed interest in the Wiki, & in keeping with last week’s promise of overhauls, the Main Page has been expanded upon & restyled. Changes include:

  • 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.
It is hoped that these changes will provide a more professional look to the flagship page of our Wiki. It is also intended to better accommodate visitors looking for the most essential game information, by providing ease of access to important pages & ensuring that wiki navigation remains quick & convenient.

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.

Future Plans

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 Pages

Most 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:
  1. Councilor
  2. Rollbacks (who have unique abilities on this Wiki only)
  3. Chat Mods
  4. Disc Mods
  5. Content Mods
  6. Administrators
  7. Bureaucrats
  8. Powerusers
  9. Authenticated
  10. Vanguards
  11. VSTF
  12. Volunteer Developers
  13. FANDOM Helpers
Again, please note that this is very much a secondary project that has very low priority, & only one page per week will be created at the most. In addition, some of the more miscellaneous groups, such as FANDOM Translators, will not be covered as there is not enough information about them, & FANDOM Staff do not need to be covered as a group since their role & powers are fairly obvious.
As a last off-shoot of this project, the following User-groups may potentially be specified in any given order:
  1. VIPs/MVPs — This would likely just be a list.

On Hold Plans

  1. Monobook Expansion
  2. Franken Forum Board Rules
  3. Community-To-Do-List Overhaul
  4. Community Corner Overhaul

Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Opinion Polls

Changelog News Polls
Do you like the Console Update?
 
3
 
4
 
1
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Do you like the U Key Update?
 
1
 
4
 
0
 

The poll was created at 12:19 on March 10, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

How do you like the new color scheme?
 
204
 
27
 
37
 
37
 
2
 
4
 
110
 

The poll was created at 03:18 on March 7, 2017, and so far 421 people voted.
Wiki Event News Polls
Do you plan to attend the Sandbox?
 
1
 
2
 
1
 
0
 
1
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

How do you like the new wordmark?
 
4
 
1
 
0
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

Are you excited for the Spanish vs English Tournament?
 
1
 
0
 
1
 
2
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 4 people voted.

How do you feel about the Hungarian Wiki?
 
1
 
2
 
0
 
1
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 4 people voted.
Wiki Policy News Polls
Should more Staff be demoted?
 
2
 
4
 
0
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 6 people voted.

How do you feel about MOS’s promotion?
 
4
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 4 people voted.
Tech News Polls
Are you happy that the Chat.js has been temporarily restored?
 
1
 
2
 
1
 
1
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

How do you like the new main page look?
 
0
 
3
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 3 people voted.
Future Plans Polls
Are you excited for more Main Page changes?
 
4
 
0
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 4 people voted.

Should the Oasis theme continue to change?
 
4
 
1
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

Do you think User Group Pages will be useful?
 
0
 
2
 
2
 
1
 
0
 

The poll was created at 08:34 on March 10, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

Which of the following on-hold plans should receive more attention next?
 
1
 
2
 
1
 
1
 
3
 
0
 

The poll was created at 06:34 on March 3, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul



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