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# 41 Skill Planner Version 5
02-11-2013, 04:47 PM
Hey everyone! I have some exciting news to share. I've recently begun work on version 5 of the skill planner. This isn't just a simple update of ships, abilities, skills, etc. nor is this a fix for a bunch of bugs. I am completely redoing the skill planner from scratch.

You're probably thinking "WHAT?!?!" so I'll say it again. I am completely redoing the skill planner from scratch . Alright so now you're wondering why and I'll explain.

1) A few people have requested some features which would make this skill planner better. As a matter of fact it'll be more than just a skill planner, you'll get to save and share many aspects of your build such as ship equipment and space abilities, character equipment and ground abilities, and the most important part: you're skill tree.

Wait a second, that sounds like what we have now. Wrong! Okay maybe it does, but there is more to it. For example, after choosing your ship you can set up each item for your ship. Click on one of the Fore Weapons slots and choose the damage type, weapon type, mk, and rarity. Do this for each item of your ship. I know, that's cool

2) Another reason I'm doing it from scratch is because there were some things I wanted to do to this planner to make it better (both in front of and behind the scenes). I'm hoping that with all the changes I'm making, this skill planner will work faster and be more reliable.

3) With this major change I'm hopeful that I can easily add more features to it without it being too much work or breaking something else. One reason is that I'm introducing tabs for different information (Ship tab, Character tab, Skill Tree tab). So in the future if I want to add, for example, Duty Officers, I can just add another tab.

I know, you're very excited right now so it's time to let you down a bit. I don't know how much longer this will take to complete. I'm working as hard and often as I can but I want everything to be perfect. I was hoping to have this released on February 22nd which is the STO Academy's 3 year anniversary, but that doesn't seem likely. Sorry but you'll just have to wait.

One more piece of good news, I should be able to convert all of your current builds into the new format so nothing is lost. Version 5 is still in the early stages so I can't be 100% certain of how I'll end up doing things (my mind is always changing lol) but it really looks like you won't have to create your builds from scratch, just add new things to it.

So why am I torturing you with this exciting news? I want to make sure you all know that this skill planner is as important to me today as the day I created it. I want you to know that I haven't given up on it nor am I leaving it in the dirt. I have always updated it and will continue to do so.

I'd like to thank all of you who have supported this planner and suggested ways of improving it. I may have done the background work, but thanks to your ideas and loyalty this skill planner has become more than I ever expected. So I hope to see all of you using the new planner when I release it.

Unfortunately right now I'm not taking any suggestions for version 5. I have a lot of ideas and work ahead of me for it and I'd rather not add more to that. After version 5 is working and released you can return to suggesting new features.

One last piece of torture for you enjoy this screenshot of the UI for version 5! http://www.stoacademy.com/share/sp5.jpg

Last edited by attilio87; 02-11-2013 at 04:50 PM.
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# 42 Version 5.0 Update
02-24-2013, 06:53 PM
Hey everyone. I've been working on version 5 pretty much the entire month and I'm nearing completion. There are just a few small things I need to finish and some tests I need to run,but so far it is look great.

I expect to release version 5 before March 1st assuming everything goes according to plan. I am really excited about it. Hopefully too many bugs won't pop up after release

Now for the good news. It seems that I'll be able to convert all the currently saved builds into the new system. At the very least, your skill tree will be saved.

Stay tuned for the update, I'll make an announcement here and on the skill planner itself before the update so that everyone has time to prepare.
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# 43 Version 5.0.0 Release
02-27-2013, 10:07 AM
Attention everyone!

Friday March 1st around 11am Eastern (4pm / 16:00 GMT) the Skill Planner will be coming down for a major update. This involves uploading the new files as well as converting all the links into a new format so they are compatible with the new version. As soon as all of that is done I'll bring the planner back online.

Thanks for your patience and enjoy!
Lt. Commander
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# 44
02-28-2013, 09:40 AM
Attilio,
Thanks for the service you provide, I just donated a little to help keep the server going.
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# 45
02-28-2013, 10:51 AM
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Attilio,
Thanks for the service you provide, I just donated a little to help keep the server going.
Thank you! I really appreciate that.
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# 46
02-28-2013, 02:25 PM
i would just like to say tnks so very much on the currently game saving .( cant say life saving )
work oh the skill builds ...the only real issue i have is just that searching builds wont work sometimes even when it finds the builds

but really tnks for all the great work on that
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# 47
02-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jarheard View Post
i would just like to say tnks so very much on the currently game saving .( cant say life saving )
work oh the skill builds ...the only real issue i have is just that searching builds wont work sometimes even when it finds the builds

but really tnks for all the great work on that
I'll look into updating/fixing the build search as soon sometime after version 5's release. Thanks for letting me know about it.
Lt. Commander
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# 48
02-28-2013, 05:52 PM
First time I saw this and... Awesome work! I added my Kumari build to it. Looking forward to the update tomorrow. Thanks for the very useful tool!

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# 49
02-28-2013, 06:01 PM
Thanks for you amazing site
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# 50
03-01-2013, 05:31 AM
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First time I saw this and... Awesome work! I added my Kumari build to it. Looking forward to the update tomorrow. Thanks for the very useful tool!

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Thanks for you amazing site
You're both very welcome. Glad you like it.
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