Royal Wedding, Farewell Celebration, IRIN Upgrade, IR Clock Change

We have arrived at the Royal Wedding of Prince Marc Stratus & Executor/Duchess Tavria Treyson on the planet Maires. All are invited. We ask that everyone whether they attend or not send wedding gifts to the happy couple. Please PM James Stratus on the forums with the wedding gifts. He will make one post with all the gifts. If you would like to make a post about your gift, you are most welcome to do so. The scenario is titled A Lawyer in the House and can be found in the Imperial Republic Territory > Coruscant > Palace Situation Room forum.or http://nexus.eotir.com/topic/2186-a-lawyer-in-the-house-35-iry/

Also, for a scenario that occurred before the wedding in the timeline but needs to be finished, please join us in saying farewell to Supreme Chancellor Joesefus Alastar Quick who is stepping down after 35 years of service to the Imperial Republic, and who will taking over as Grand Master of the Jedi Order (lightside). The scenario is titled Honoring Those Who Came Before Us and can be found in Imperial Republic Territory > Coruscant > Palace Situation Room or at http://nexus.eotir.com/topic/2384-honoring-those-who-came-before-us-35-iry/.

We have updated the IR Clock, we are now in 35 iRY. Also, please check out our newly improved and superb Imperial Republic Information Network (IRIN) at http://irin.imperialrepublic.org. If you do not remember your password, please use the forgot my password feature. If you do not yet have access or need assistance please e-mail help@irin.eotir.com or PM staff member/Assistant Admin and Lead Developer, Keshaun or catch him or another admin in the chat room.

Even if you do not have time to role play right now please come up with a wedding gift your characters can give. Recommend gifts that are large and small, of variety, housewarming stuff, droids, plants, furniture, pets, jewels, properties, whatever your character would afford depending on their job.

Join us in IRC chat any time at http://chat.eotir.com/ or use your favorite irc client and connect to irc.starwars-irc.net. Hope to see you all around soon.

IRIN Improvements

Keshaun, our Operations Administrator and Lead Programmer has been hard at work making and implementing improvements to the Imperial Republic Information Network (IRIN). To see what is coming soon, go to http://dev.eotir.com/irin/ (version 3). We are still officially using version 2 at this time at http://irin.imperialrepublic.org. We expect v3 to launch sometime in October. If you have feedback, ideas, comments, or need assistance with logging into IRIN please submit a support ticket at http://help.eotir.com or e-mail help@irin.eotir.com

New IRIN Logon Screen

New IRIN Logon Screen (In Development)

Please report any issues to our bug tracking system at http://dev.eotir.com/mantis or e-mail them to bugs@irin.eotir.com

Forum Software Updates

IPS4″ or IPS Community Suite 4.x has been out for a while but its formal production-value release has finally come to the public. As a permanent client I have had access to it for some time and have been evaluating it. It has improved and better admin and user functionality, though our desired theme/skin is not yet available and I really don’t care for their default skin. It would definitely be a step backward appearance-wise. So I have decided not to upgrade to IPS Community Suite 4 at this time.

We may eventually lose professional support when they announce End of Life for this product IPB 3.4.x that we are currently using.

We are entitled to operate a test/development version of IPS4 with our current license that we may not open to the public. You can access this at http://dev.eotir.com/forums

The username to enter the web area is test, the password is staffonly. Feel free to register an account. (players welcome to test as well).

I am not impressed with the only ugly theme available and the admin restrictions are not good at all, whereas our current version of Invision Power Board allows me to restrict in fine detail what admins can and cannot do to prevent abuse of power. I really don’t like it. We have some time to upgrade as End of Life Support for our current version is 1 April 2017.

When they announce better admin restriction capabilities AND when our theme or something similar is available for this new version at ibskin.com I will consider upgrading.

Our current skins for the forums at http://nexus.eotir.com come from ibskin.com. Once the lady redesigns this or another skin we like for IPS4, then I will consider upgrading on a serious level. We may have to change skins as I have not heard from her yet as to whether she is carrying this skin on to the new version like she is with the other skins she has designed, as she focuses on her newer ones. She does great work, somewhat expensive, but the best I’ve seen.

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Today is the day for the ever-so-lucky individuals who are able to attend the first day of this Star Wars Celebration, which this time is being hosted in Anaheim, California. I most sincerely regret not being able to attend, especially with it being so very close to my state of Arizona, but money and circumstances didn’t pan out for me. However, to those who are attending, especially during your travels, I say, May the Force be with you!

According to today’s Star Wars newsletter, today Star Wars Celebration kicks off with J. J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy on the Celebration Stage, sponsored by Toy’s “R” Us (R).

Our very own Kaidlen Shan and Aurielle Stratus are in attendance this year! May they have joy and happiness in their experience, as I once did at the time I was lucky enough to attend Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Florida, with the two of them. The weather being not so great, I had the time of my life, and hope some day to be able to do it again. Tickets for this event are available still for all four days (though today is almost over) as well as for individual days on-site or online at www.starwarscelebration.com.