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Another week, another rush of events! I almost got swept away, but lived to tell the tale. We’ve seen lots of exciting events come to a close (and new ones preparing to begin) this week, yet all of it has been captured wonderfully. Here it is! *plops huge stack on phone/tablet/laptop/desktop/Smart TV™*

Changelog News

Skimmer

Skimmer
  • The Unnamed Destroyer Upgrade has finally been renamed to the Skimmer!
  • No other known technical changes have been made to this tank.
  • The tank selector in diep.io now has “Skimmer” written below the tank; however, the name change for the said tank has not yet been mentioned in the changelog.

Hopefully the Developer hasn’t gone on yet another hiatus; however, the updates seem to be slowing down quite a bit. With luck, something new will be coming soon!


Written by News Team Captain: Nobellion

Wiki Event News

Sandbox

The next Sandbox will be on March 26th, 2017. It falls on a Sunday from 3 PM EST to 4 PM EST, then there is an hourlong gaming session. We hope that many people will attend!

New Board

A new Diep.io Board has been created in the Forum. This board is for anything related to the game, tanks, updates, mechanics etc.

Image Replacement Project

The Image Replacement Project is just about done! We thank all users who worked long and hard to make this happen, but naturally we will be rewarding the top four most helpful users for their services.

And the winners are…

Fourth Place — Oo1oo2oo3oo4
Though fourth, his contributions are not valued least. With 14 images contributed to the project, his help is appreciated. In return, he shall receive the “Image Replacement Volunteer” Reward for all time.
Third Place — Aaron99TR
Congratulations Aaron, for winning third place! You uploaded a grand total of 29 images, & though not all of them were used, most of them were. For this, Aaron will receive:
  1. The “Image Replacement Volunteer” Medal forever.
  2. The option to pick one of the two following rewards:
    • The right to request any colors, gradients, or fonts for the duration of one week.
    • Instant acceptance as an Intern; no Résumés required. Effective the moment this reward is selected.
Second Place — Graviatar
Congratulations Graviatar! You won second place! With a grand total of 30 images, each of unrivaled quality, you came close to first place. For your excellent contributions, you shall receive:
  1. The “Image Replacement Volunteer” Medal forever.
  2. The one-time right to be instantly admitted as an Intern upon request; no Résumés required. You can hold on to this request indefinitely; you don’t have to cash it in immediately. Whenever you feel like using it, leave Ursuul a message.
  3. The right to request any colors, gradients, or fonts for two weeks.
First Place — Smgamermat77
Without a doubt, Sm contributed the most to the project by far. Though her images are perhaps not as clean as Graviatar’s, she uploaded a whopping 81 images for the project, & almost all of them were used! For this much help, she has earned the following rewards:
  1. The “Image Hero” Medal forever. Or, if she prefers, the “Image Replacement Volunteer” Reward can be granted instead.
  2. On April 10th, Sm will be named the next Editor of the Month, of March. Rewards for becoming the Editor of the Month include:
    • The “Editor of the Month” Reward forever.
    • The “Editor of the Month” Tag (currently visible on Nobellion’s profile) for one month. She may have it styled in any way that she wishes, or she may keep the current style.
    • Her profile showcased on the Main Page.
    • The right to request any colors, gradients, or fonts for one month. She may choose one imported font.
      • This reward she will receive immediately, but the Tag & Profile Showcase will only be granted on April 10th, when the current Editor of the Month steps down. The EotM Reward will only be received when she herself steps down from that title, on May 10th.

Now that the rewards have been allocated, the News Team once again reaffirms its gratitude to all users who participated in this project. Though not everyone received rewards, many helped, & it is appreciated.

Spanish vs English Diep.io Wiki Tournament

We have successfully completed the Spanish vs English Diep.io Wiki Tournament! As always, we thank Aaron99TR for helping facilitate & officiate the tournament!

Remember, the semi-finalists were:

Semi Finalists


Nobellion recalls his match with Ursuul

I can recall my time fighting Ursuul, he was tough and used the Overlord. I opposed him with a ramming Booster. When the match began, I tried circling Ursuul but the map was too small and I found myself quickly cornered. I panicked and lunged toward Ursuul but his maxed-out drones were too powerful to penetrate and I lost Round 1.

The next Round, I decided to counter Ursuul with his own strategy, an Overlord. I maxed out my drone stats, and put in a few points towards Movement Speed. When the round started, I realized that Ursuul's drones were heading straight for me. I dodged them and instead of covering myself with my drones, I led them towards Ursuul. Ursuul tried to defend himself but there were no drones left to help him. At the last moment I pushed my drones out and killed Ursuul. Then I died from a Pentagon like a N00B.

When the third round started, I sent my drones straight towards Ursuul as he sent them toward me. I managed to dosge a few but, Ursuul couldn't and was killed. It was a close fight but I loved every second of it. GG.

Grand Finalists


And the winners are…

1st: Nobellion
2nd: Arcade Mr.C
3rd: Aaron99TR

Nobellion recalls his match with Arcade Mr. C
In the first round, I waited for Arcade to chose first as I knew that that was an excellent strategy. After a few seconds it seemed like Arcade knew my strategy as well as he wasn't doing anything either. I stayed patient and then Arcade cracked. He chose a Sprayer. I came back with an Overlord because of how well it did against Ursuul. I dodged his bullets and killed him easily.

The next round, I chose first like an idiot. I chose an Overlord. Seeing this, Arcade retaliated with a Penta Shot. I thought that this would be an easy kill but I was mistaken. The Penta Shot's bullet field was so powerful that it wiped away my drones, leaving me unshielded. I died.

The final round, both of was very tense. We were just waiting for the other to chose first. Aaron99TR, the Judge, saw this and was irritated as he needed to leave soon. He proposed a plan that we would each PM him the Tank that we would play as. We agreed. I told him that I was going to stick with the Overlord, praying that he wouldn't choose Penta Shot again. Aaron then replied that both of us had chosen the Overlord. I was overjoyed! And finally, when the round began, I pushed forward with my drones, took his ones down, and destroyed him. I was so happy that I won! I thanked Aaron, said GG to Arcade, and left chat
Spanish vs English Tourney Hub!

Calls to Action

The Administrators would love to hear your input on this thread; your input will guide the direction in which the Wiki moves forward.

Feedback Thread

Written by News Team Captain: Nobellion

Wiki Policy News

Discussions Guidelines

The Discussions Guidelines have been completely finalized, along with the Categories & theme. Our Discussions are now fully operational & ready for participants!

Visit Discussions!

File Uploads

Previously, it was planned to restrict the uploading of useless files & instead rely on the External Image Loader script. However, these plans were utterly destroyed when Fandom Staff deleted the External Image Loader script & barred its use. Since there is no other way to showcase images besides uploading, all restrictions have been lifted from File Uploads, except for a ban against pornography & gore.

Demotions

  1. Captain Hayden — Voluntarily demoted himself due to his decreasing amount of activity; more information about the reasons for his resignation can be found here.
  2. Oo1 — Joined the News Team but then soon resigned after a short time.

Hiatus

  1. Mother Of Ships — Should return around March 29th.
  2. Kuro — Returned.

Written by News Team Member: Underslime
Along with Ex Officio News Team Member: Banarama

Tech News

We have many interesting happenings to share with everyone this week, so lets dive in!

New Anonymous User Buttons

Midas is at it again with more useful code. Now, anonymous users will not see “View Source” on Edit Buttons. They will instead see “Sign in to edit” emblazoned across the button, & better yet, clicking on the button will direct anonymous users to Special:Userlogin, which will further help them down the road to becoming editors!

Discussions Feed

We’ve installed the DiscussionsFeed JS snippet. It allows you to view Special:DiscussionsFeed, which is basically Special:WikiActivity, but for Discussions. Don’t worry if you receive an initial error message, just wait for the script to load & the feed will be viewable. If not, then reload.

Discussions Link

The old Maps button was removed from the Top Nav, & replaced with a link which leads to Discussions. For now, Forum & Discussions exist precariously side-by-side.

Editcount Link

Mirroring the GeoDash Wiki, we have added a user tab that leads to Special:Editcount.

ListUsers

A modified version of ListUsers has been installed on our Wiki. It allows anyone to create a list of users within a certain User-Group. An example can been seen here.

External Image Loader Death

As noted before, Fandom Staff have deleted the External Image Loader script, so any {{ExternalImageLoader}} templates currently in use will now simply display their source URLs.

Bot Status Report

Özün Oldun has been flaking out of chat recently. This is due to the fact that the junker computer she runs on frequently overheats & shuts off, which takes the bot offline & causes gaps in the Chat Log. However, next month she may have a replacement computer, which will not overheat as often & therefore allow the bot to run more smoothly.

Miscellaneous

  • The Profile Masthead had its spacing tweaked slightly.
  • Infobox border radius tweaked slightly.

Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Future Plans

Community Corner Overhaul

The Community-corner is just about finished. Thanks to extensive efforts by Banarama & former-admin Captain Hayden, in addition to final touch-ups by Ursuul, the Community-corner is of an acceptable stature. If anyone believes it needs more info, or some tweaks, please leave suggestions in the comments.

Mobile App

No status updates have been received from Fandom Staff, but they will be relayed by the News Team whenever we receive them.

User-Groups Pages

We have created one User-Group page this week: Rollback. Kudos to NecroTheTank for initiating its creation!

The statuses of the remaining User-Groups are displayed below:

Local Groups

  1. Code AdministratorsDone Check
  2. SentinelsDone Check
  3. ModeratorsDone Check
  4. Community AdministratorsDone Check
  5. AdministratorsDone Check
  6. BureaucratsDone Check
  7. BotsDone Check
  8. CheckUsersNot Started XMark

Global Groups

  1. Bot-globalNot Started XMark
  2. PowerusersNot Started XMark
  3. CouncilorsDone Check
  4. GDMFramework established Check

Main Page Expansion

The promised changes from the previous week were not able to be followed up on, & this Project was placed on hold.

On Hold Plans

  1. Main Page Expansion
  2. Oasis Theme Overhaul
  3. Monobook Expansion
  4. Franken Forum Board Rules
  5. Community-To-Do-List Overhaul

Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Changelog Polls
Do you like the new name for the Unnamed Destroyer Upgrade? (Name is Skimmer)
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 14 people voted.

How do you feel about the updates slowing down?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 16 people voted.
Wiki Event News Polls
Your thoughts on the upcoming Sandbox? (Sunday, March 26th, between 3-4PM EST)
 
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The poll was created at 15:31 on March 24, 2017, and so far 6 people voted.

Did you think the idea/integration of the Image Replacement Project was good?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 11 people voted.

What do you think about the 1st-4th place winners?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 12 people voted.

Your thoughts on the Spanish vs. English Tournament?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.
Wiki Policy News Polls
Are the Discussion Guidelines good enough to be used?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

Your thoughts on Fandom forcing us to upload all images via normal methods?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Your thoughts on Oo1 joining the News Team but them immediately resigning?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

How do you feel about Captain Hayden being demoted by one rank?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.
Tech News Polls
Do you like the idea of anonymous users being herded to logging in?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Do you like the idea of a Discussion Activity Feed?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Your thoughts on the old Maps nav bar entry being removed?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Do you like the new Editcount and ListUsers additions?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Are you glad that Özün Oldun will be more effective in the future?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.
Future Plans Polls
Your thoughts on the Community Corner being basically finished?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.

Your thoughts on the new upcoming User Group pages?
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 7 people voted.

Your thoughts on the Main Page Expansion being delayed?
 
7
 
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The poll was created at 04:23 on March 24, 2017, and so far 7 people voted.

Written by News Team Member: Smgamermat77



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