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This week’s been eventful, so that means we got a lot of stuff to cover and this update could be slightly longer; but overall, this update has been successful! :D

Changelog News

Diep.io’s updates are becoming less frequent, but the long wait for each update is worth it! So here are the updates for the week:

New Console Commands

A few new commands to the console have been added. The new list of commands can be found here or at the Console page.
Remember, for commands that change color, 0x must be added before the Hex Code so that the game can identify the hex as a color.

For Example: net_replace_color 2 0xFFFFFF

Commands Details
con_toggle Toggles the console on or off
game_spawn [name] Spawns with the given name, if possible
help  Prints help text
lb_reconnect Disconnect from the current server and find a new server
net_replace_color [id] [hex] Replace a color from the network color table
net_replace_colors [hex1] [hex2] ... Replace colors from the network color table in order
ui_replace_colors [hex1] [hex2] ... Replace colors from the UI color palette table in order
Variables Details
game_stats_build = Stat build to aim for, for example 555667
lb_force_region = Force load balancer region
lb_required_latency_ samples = 15 Number of latency samples before picking best region
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)
net_force_secure = false Force connecting via wss
net_latency_history_size = 25 Number of samples to average latency with
ren_achievements = true Render achievements
ren_background = true Render background
ren_background_color = 13487565 Base color for the background
ren_border_color = 0 Color for the area outside the map
ren_border_color_alpha = 0.100000 Alpha for the area outside the map
ren_cache_grid = true Cache grid on separate canvas
ren_changelog = true Render changelog
ren_context_reinitialization = true Reinitialize contexts if FPS is too low
ren_debug_collisions = false Render collidable debug info
ren_debug_info = false Render some debug info on the server stats test
ren_fps = false Render FPS
ren_grid_base_alpha = 0.100000 Base alpha for the grid
ren_health_bars = true Render health bars
ren_health_color = 8774525 Color for the health bar filling
ren_minimap_background_color = 13487565 Background color for the minimap
ren_minimap_border_color = 5592405 Border color for the minimap
ren_minimap_viewport = false Render viewable area as rectangle on the minimap
ren_names = true Render names
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_scoreboard = true Render scoreboard
ren_scoreboard_names = true Render scoreboard names
ren_solid_background = true Render background as solid color, without the grid
ren_stats = true Render stat upgrades
ren_stroke_soft_color = true Renders strokes as a darker shade of fill color
ren_stroke_soft_color_intensity = 0.250000 How much to blend black with the fill color
ren_stroke_solid_color = 5592405 Color for solid borders
ren_ui = true Render UI layer
ren_ui_scale = 1.000000 UI scale
ren_upgrades = true Render class upgrades
ui_prevent_right_click Prevent right click from triggering context menu

Previous Update

Holding M & pressing an upgrade number will cause the corresponding stat to queue, as long as the player doesn’t have any vacant upgrade points. Once a stat upgrade is queued, that upgrade will only take effect once the player gains another upgrade point.

Keep in mind that dying will completely reset the queue; As well as holding U then releasing it.

Update Summary for the Week:

  • You can now press U to queue stat upgrades.
  • Pressing M & a stat number will queue the maximum amount of upgrades available for the stat.
  • Holding U then releasing it will reset the entire queue.

Unmentioned Changes Excerpt

March 9th, 2017

  • More commands are added on Console.

Written by News Team Member: Underslime

Wiki Event News

Image Replacement Project (Important)

The new color scheme update has posed several challenges to our Wiki; some foreseen, & some unforeseen. Naturally, we expected that we would have to upload new images depicting the new color scheme, & we have slowly begun that process. However, in order to document both the old & the new color schemes, Ursuul has created a new template using code ideas from Count, which allows both the old & new color schemes to be showcased.

Where the Unforeseen Problems Began

This new template uses <gallery> tags, which are not very portable. Due to the way <gallery> tags work, the images are very heavily cropped in the Mercury Skin (mobile), making them ugly & hard to see. After several conversations with Fandom Staff on the Portability Hub, we have a solution that should make the new infobox work perfectly in mobile while still keeping the images fairly appealing in the Desktop site. The solution we found involves creating a 470x200px background canvas that is the same color as the border around each tank profile, & then placing the 200x200px tank profile itself in the center of this canvas. This technique keeps the tank profile prominent & visible in both skins. An example of this technique can be see on the Overlord page.
How you can help

Read this thread; it has all of the relevant information about how you can best help out with this Project, in addition to details about what rewards are available for those who help out the most.
Main Forum Post (Rewards explained here)

Sandbox

The second Wiki Sandbox was mostly successful. Although only a few people showed up, the 2 hour long gaming session in 2 Teams was a blast!

The next Sandbox will be on March 25th, 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!

Spanish vs English Diep.io Wiki Tournament

We have moved on to the semi-finals! All participants fought well & are appreciated for their punctuality. We hope that future participants in future tourneys learn from this & stick to their schedules as well.

We thank Aaron99TR for helping facilitate & officiate the tournament!

Semi Finalists


Spanish vs English Tourney Hub!

Hungarian Diep.io Wiki

As covered last week, the new Hungarian Wiki founded by Mother Of Ships is now up. It can be located here!

If anyone speaks Hungarian, please go check it out!

Hungarian Diep.io Wiki

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!
Interlang Wikis

Calls to Action

We still need to change all ‘Barrels’ to ‘Cannons’. We need to fix the templates that say Barrels as well. Any help toward finishing this up would be most appreciated. In addition, 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 Member: Nobellion
Along with Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Wiki Policy News

News Team

The News Team is now large enough to have a Captain, & that inaugural position was granted to Nobellion. Ex Officio members have still needed to write the majority of the Update however, & so we are still accepting applications for more active Members until we either have enough that Ex Officio Members only need to handle a single tab, or until the News Team cap is reached. Please direct any applications to the new News Team Captain.

Find out more!

Promotions

  • Aysha — After submitting a Résumé to rejoin Staff, she was readmitted as a Junior Moderator. Welcome back Aysh!
  • Mother Of Ships — MOS has officially rejoined Staff. Glad to see you return!
  • Robotguy39 — After tough deliberation, Robotguy39 has been admitted to Staff after his nearly instantaneous participation in the Image Replacement Project. Congratulations!
  • Underslime — Due to his increased activity throughout the Wiki, & his acceptable application, Underslime has been admitted to the News Team to take care of the Changelog News Tab. Welcome aboard!
  • Nobellion — The obvious pick for the job, Nobellion was granted the News Team Captain position on his promise to devote himself to the News Team as his primary concern. Should he do his job well, & make the News Team into an effective, independent organization that can function almost entirely without Ex Officio Members, then adminship is likely his next step.

Demotions

  • Jimmy — Inactivity. Sorry to see you go!

Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Tech News

Mobile App

Word has been received from Fandom Staff that a new Mobile App, just for our Wiki, is currently being made! It takes roughly one month to finish, but once it’s done people will be able to read & interact with the Wiki through that medium.

Discussions

It is required that Discussions be enabled before a Mobile App can be made, so it is now enabled alongside Forum. This is an ideal situation, as it will allow people some time to try it out before the Forums close, because once they do, the only places for discussion available will be the Franken Forum, Chat, & Discussions.

However, let this be made very clear; Fandom Staff have assured us that enabling Discussions will in no way speed up the closure of our Forum, & that it is still a while off before this occurs. There is still plenty of time to enjoy Forum.

New Import

The TopEditors Script has been imported for sitewide use on our Wiki. What it can do is list a ranking of editors, by counting their edits to certain namespaces. Anyone can use it, but officially it is being considered for use in a new main page module such as that used by the Geometry Dash Wiki. Said module would only count article edits, & would likely list no more than ten editors. Suggestions about whether it should be a left column or right column module would be appreciated, & feedback about the idea as a whole is welcome.

Miscellaneous Changes

  • The Talk button was removed from the Main Page, as it was unused.
  • A new Infobox, called Template:Infobox, has been created which can accommodate image tabbers.
  • Infobox Images that use the aforementioned Infobox now span the full width of the Infobox, both for aesthetic reasons & to enhance portability. An example can be seen here.

Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Future Plans

Mobile App Preparation

Our Mobile App will be done within a month, & we intend to have a Main Page Module ready for it the moment it is finished. We will also release a highlighted thread showcasing it, & every single Weekly Update will showcase it too, since we will eventually incorporate it into the existing {{BlogFooter}}.

Discussions

It needs a background image. We have many images left over from previous contests, but if we need one, we may do a contest for it. Discussions also needs guidelines, which we will write shortly. The Discussions Categories (“boards”) still need to be made, but we will begin setting up Discussions for full use just like the existing Forum.

User Groups Pages

Since beginning the project, we have created one User-Group page: Council. The statuses of the remaining User-Groups are displayed below:

Local Groups

  1. RollbacksDone Check
  2. Chat ModsDone Check
  3. Disc ModsDone Check
  4. Content ModsDone Check
  5. AdministratorsDone Check
  6. BureaucratsDone Check
  7. BotsNot Started XMark
  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

New modules are planned in the following week, such as the TopEditors module & the Wiki Apps module, but the other objectives such as expanding the nav modules, shortening/removing the Recent Changes Feed, & restyling the modules themselves are taking a backseat. The project as a whole may soon be placed on hold due to the encroachment of other, more pressing projects.

Oasis Theme Overhaul

Due to the importance of the Image Replacement Project, Oasis Theme Overhaul has been placed on hold for the time being.

On Hold Plans

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

Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Fandom News

Foreword

This Tab will not be here every week, but it may occasionally resurface. Its purpose is to highlight broader changes that effect the entirety of the Fandom Network, & by extension, our Wiki.

New Updates

Fandom Staff have requested that Councilors, that being Ursuul & Count of Howard, share their two newest ideas with their communities & gather feedback. Please leave your thoughts on the following features, either in the comments below or in the comment sections on Community Central. Your thoughts will be brought directly to Fandom Staff either way.

Intro to Modernization

Brandon Rhea has released a series of Modernization Blogs. The first blog covers how Fandom is attempting to make Videos easier to share & embed, across the network. An example of their current works can be found on the Harry Potter Wiki, here. These videos cover the top of each page & then minimize to the bottom right corner of your screen when you scroll.

New TopNav & Page Headers

The next blog covers Fandom’s new TopNav design, which is still being tested. An image of the new design can be found here, & as you can see, it incorporates the Wordmark much more heavily into a single ribbon. It also places categories & interlanguage links at the top of the page, while moving the edit, talk, & share buttons to the right. This was likely done to center focus on the article itself & its contents, away from the edit tool, since most traffic to Wikias are for simple readers who aren’t of a mind to edit.

In addition, the current TopNav & Headers are not customizable with CSS or JavaScript, which forces a sharply standardized look to all Wikis. Currently, Fandom is considering enabling CSS customization for the new Headers, which would allow each Wiki to make their own Headers & TopNav unique, but no definitive statements have been released thus far.


Written by Ex Officio News Team Member: Ursuul

Opinion Polls

Changelog Polls
Do you like being able to use M to cue an entire stat?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 11 people voted.
Wiki Event News Polls
How do you feel about the new Image Replacement Project?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.

Do you intend to attend the next Sandbox?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

Do you like the current Inter-Language (English vs Spanish) Tournament?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.
Wiki Policy News Polls
Do you like that Aysha has rejoined Staff?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

How do you feel about Mos being admitted to Staff?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

How do you feel about Robotguy being admitted to Staff?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

How do you feel about Underslime being admitted to the News Team?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.

How do you feel about Nobellion being promoted to News Team Captain?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

How do you feel about Jimmy being fired for inactivity?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.
Tech News Polls
How psyched are you about the New Diep.io Wiki Mobile App?!
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 11 people voted.

How do you feel about Discussions being enabled early?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

Do you like the TopEditors Script?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

If a Main Page module is made using the TopEditors Script, should it be a left column or right column module?
 
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The poll was created at 06:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Do you like the look of the new Infobox Images?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.
Future Plans Polls
Do you think we should still continue to develop Franken-Forums?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.

What do you think about the new upcoming modules/revamped modules?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.

Do you feel that the Monobook expansion is useful/even worth working on?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.

How do you feel about the Oasis changes coming to a halt?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

How do you feel about the Community To-Do List & the Community Corner overhauls?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.

Do you like that we will be showcasing the new Wiki App once it is released?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.
Fandom News Polls
Do you like the new video overhaul Fandom is working on?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Do you like the new TopNav & Header design?
 
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The poll was created at 04:06 on March 17, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.

Written by News Team Member: Smgamermat77



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