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Foundry Index: Announcement Archive

Postby MrBenn on Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:10 pm

The purpose of this thread is provide a compendium of foundry announcements over the ages. If anything is missing from the archive, or you have other (foundry-related) trivia you'd like to discuss, please head over to the corresponding discussion topic.

The Archive:
  1. lackattack's How to make a map (Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:07 am)
    Get your own map published on Conquer Club in 4 easy steps

  2. [Official] How to Make a Map (Mon May 22, 2006 1:17 pm)
    A Foundry guidebook

  3. Developmental Atlas 1.0 (Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:58 pm )
    Master compendium of maps that are currently under construction in the Foundry.

  4. ****New Member to the Foundry Team -- KEYOGI**** (Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:23 am)
    Keyogi becomes the first CA (Cartography Assistant)

  5. Updates, Changes, and Things to Come (Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:38 am )
    Copyright, Revamps, XML

  6. XML Modifications and Variations (Thu May 24, 2007 3:32 pm)
    Neutrals, Ranged attacks (bombardments), Final Objectives, Required X of Y, Overrides

  7. Map Ideas Clean Up (Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:07 am )
    Two pages of map ideas threads merged into a single thread

  8. Sub-Forum Organization & Other Things! (Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:41 am )
    New subforums: Map Ideas, Final Forge. Map Ideas thread.

  9. How Maps Progress Through The Foundry (Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:01 am)
    Forums: Map Ideas, Main Foundry, Final Forge; [Adv Idea] tag

  10. XML Tweaks & Volunteers (Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:25 am)
    <country> to <territory>, Seeking Volunteer XML Checkers, Live bug squishing!

  11. The Discussion on Map Size (Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:16 pm)
    Map size guidelines/restrictions

  12. New Additions to the Foundry Team (Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:43 am)
    Keyogi stepped down, Cairnswk and Coleman accepted CA positions

  13. Staffing Change and News (Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:36 am)
    Cairnswk stepped down. Clarification to map sizes

  14. New Rule Again... (12 Nov 2007 10:21)
    The requirement that gameplay be balanced was added to Foundry rules.

  15. How To Deal With Coleman In The Foundry (10 Dec 2007 15:49)
    Coleman lays out his requirements for any map wanting the Idea stamp.

  16. How To Correctly Use This Sub-Forum (Mon Dec 11, 2007 11:39 pm)
    Introducing the Foundry Discussions subforum

  17. Map Organization Project (13 Dec 2007 03:12)
    Consolidated work on organizing maps by more than A-Z.

  18. Map Information Project [Moderated] (14 Dec 2007 01:13)
    The first attempt at a consolidated place for map description.

  19. Staffing Changes and More! (Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:00 am)
    gimil and oaktown accepted CA positions. CA roles assigned (early development, gameplay, graphics, xml). Introduction of Foundry Stamps

  20. Game Mechanics Expectations (Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:45 am)
    Gameplay stamp expectations and requirements.

  21. Something New... [Advanced Ideas] (11 Jan 2008 11:29)
    Coleman explains the Advanced Idea concept.

  22. New XML (23 Jan 2008 06:38)
    Reinforcements, Starting Positions, Subcontinents, Killer Neutrals added

  23. REVAMPS and TOUCH-UPS (Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:39 am )
    Clarifying difference between Revamp and Touch-ups, and announcing tweaks to the Classic map.

  24. The New Foundry Handbook (Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:39 am )
    Introducing the Foundry Handbook.

  25. New map ideas layout. (28 Feb 2008 14:19)
    Coleman makes some minor structural changes to the Map Ideas forum.

  26. Map Size Restrictions [Official] (Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:01 am )
    Maximum map size limits increased from 600 to 630px wide for small and from 800 to 840 px wide for large maps

  27. Changes: Additions and Subtractions (Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:08 am )
    Coleman takes a leave of absence. First foundry helpers enlisted (XML checks - lanyards, Dev Atlas updates - Unit_2)

  28. Classic map touchup, take three!(Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:06 pm )
    Poll concerning army circles on the original Classic map following an invasion of flying saucers!

  29. Map Image restrictions (Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:07 am )
    [bigimg][/bigimg] tags are introduced to the forum

  30. Call to Quorum (Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:14 am)
    Discussion about introducing founcdry "calls" for review and the "stickying" of final forge maps.

  31. [READ] Subtractions, Additions, and Policy Alterations (Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:49 am )
    Forza AZ takes over XML checking duties from lanyards. Cairnswk takes Dev. Atlas from Unit_2. Final Forge/stamping clarification.

  32. New Foundry Helpers: "Stamp Lickers" (Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:16 am)
    Announcing the addition of some new helpers - RjBeals, cairnswk, MrBenn, and Ruben Cassar - as CA deputies

  33. Map Catagories (09 Jun 2008 21:57)
    Another attempt to get all map description information put together. Semi-official project.

  34. How to use this sub-forum (Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:25 pm)
    Welcome to the Ideas/Suggestions Foundry subforum

  35. How to use this sub-forum - and how it works (Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:25 pm)
    Welcome to the Drafting Room, the home for maps in the early stages of development!

  36. Coleman, Map Medals, Map Inspect (Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:29 pm )
    Coleman retires as CA. Map Medals introduced. Map Inspect incorporated to http://www.conquerclub.com/mapmaker

  37. "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps (Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:47 pm )

  38. New Foundry C.A. Addition (Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:51 am )
    MrBenn becomes CA

  39. Foundry Stamps 2.0 (Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:30 am)
    Updated Foundry stamps introduced.

  40. Classic: Shapes and Classic: Art (Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:42 pm )

  41. Holiday Mapmaking Competitions! (Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:29 am )
    Competition 1: The Central America Amateur Open | Competition 2: The Centerscape Invitational

  42. [Read] Competitions, New Additions, & Foundry Alterations (Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:59 pm )
    Mapmaking Competitions (Centerscape / Central America). iancanton becomes CA. Scrap Heap to Recycling Bin

  43. Map descriptions for map info. project (Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:42 pm)
    Request/attempt to collect and collate descriptions of maps for a map information project.

  44. Foundry Competitions (Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:24 am )
    Discussion about the fallout of the Central America competition, and how to improve any future contests

  45. Graphics Stamp (Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:11 pm )
    Small update to graphics stamp conditions.

  46. Jury Summoned! (Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:54 am)
    Four foundry regulars approached as an experiment in 'public stamping'.

  47. Forum Restructure and Additional Draft Guidelines (Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:52 am )
    Revised Draft Guidelines; Map Ideas/Suggestions and Recycling Bin become subforums in the Drafting Room. Foundry Newsletter announced

  48. Out with the Jury, in with the new (Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:19 am)
    Retraction of the 'Map Jury' proposal, and the introduction of a 'final public review' distribution list

  49. Preliminary Reviews (Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:33 pm)

  50. Come one, come all.(Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:21 pm )
    Callout for Foundry Assistant volunteers

  51. Mapmaker's Guide (above) post comments here (Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:34 am )
    Request for feedback about the mapmakers guide

  52. Foundry Stamp Competition (Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:02 pm)
    Competition to design new foundry stamps launched

  53. Foundry Staff Changes (Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:49 am )
    oaktown retires from the CA role. Foundry Assistants (thenobodies80, Incandenza, wcaclimbing, the.killing.44 & TaCktiX) introduced

  54. Foundry Stamp Competition (Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:02 pm )
    Competition to design new foundry stamps, won by fumandomuerte.

  55. All Change! (Wed May 06, 2009 3:01 am)
    gimil retires as CA. New Foundry Stamps announced. FA areas of responsibility announced.

  56. Movin' On Up... (Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:17 pm)
    CC Forum Index reorganisation

  57. Map Incubator Experiment (Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:11 am )
    A small team of volunteers, each to follow a small number of maps through the foundry. Marked as Failed four weeks later.

  58. Ahoy, Bon Voyage, & Sailing into New Waters (Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:12 pm)
    AndyDufresne retires as Foundry Foreman. MrBenn takes on the Foreman role. thenobodies80 becomes CA.

  59. Change is afoot... (Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:02 am )
    Main Foundry maps moved into a subforum, Tools/Guides & Competitions subforums added to Foundry Discussions

  60. The Classic Map is being Revamped (Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:41 pm)
    Classic Shapes that is being revamped and replaced. Classic Art will remain alongside the new Classic - at least in the short term

  61. New Foundry Team Member (Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:43 pm )
    RedBaron0 welcomed to the Foundry Team

  62. XML Updated - Header tags removed (Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:51 am )

  63. Christmas Revamp - Foundry Style (Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:31 pm )
    Pearl Harbor map revamped; Foundry Closing for Refurbishment; Germany Revamp Contest

  64. Mappy New Year! (Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:47 pm )
    Draft stamps withdrawn. Evil DIMwit joins the team. Foundry Guides (Ideas, Gameplay, Graphics and Forge) released.

  65. XML Objectives (Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:11 pm )
    XML change - <continent> components can now be included within <objective> tags.

  66. Ongoing Foundry Betterment (Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:33 pm )
    Order of foundry forums changed; Foundry Discussions now at the top, Tools & Guides also promoted.

  67. Cartography Team Expansion (Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:45 pm )
    TaCktiX and Industrial Helix join the CA team.

  68. Map Surveyors, Copyright, Medals, Team Expansion (Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:53 pm )

  69. Map Surveyors (Foundry Update Subscribers) (Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:49 pm )

  70. A Capital XML Update (Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:20 am )
    Losing Conditions / Requirements added to the xml arsenal.

  71. New(ish) Year, New(ish) Foundry! (Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:02 pm )
    Evil DIMwit retires as CA. thenobodies80 become deputy Foundry Foreman. Bigger & Better 'Supersize' Maps announced.

  72. Return of the Drafting Room (Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:02 pm )
    Draft stamp reintroduced

  73. Team Addition (Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:46 am )
    isaiah40 joined the foundry team.

  74. Mapmaking Medals: Present and Correct (Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:27 pm )

  75. Starting Positions XML Update (Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:41 am )
    Map designers can now specify the maximum number of starting positions to be issued to each player.

  76. We want you!(Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:26 pm)
    Reinstatement of Foundry Assistants within the Ideas and Drafting Room.

  77. Announcing the Foundry Announcement Index (Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:29 pm)
    Announcing the launch of this announcement index.

  78. Thread Titles (Wed Jul 6, 2011 10:40 pm)
    Clarification around Map Thread title requirements.

  79. Passing on the Baton (Thu Jul 7, 2011 9:30 pm)
    MrBenn retires as Foundry Foreman. thenobodies80 takes on the Foreman role. OliverFA becomes CA.

  80. Foundry Changes: New Layout, Handbook and More (Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:20pm)
    Foundry splitted in 3 parts (Discussions, Tools & Guides, Map Foundry). Released the new version of the Mapmaker Handbook.
    Removal of the Design Brief. Supersize applications formalized. Prepopulated template added into the Drafting Room.

  81. Supersize Stamp Competition (Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:17pm)
    Competition to design new foundry stamps, won by MrBenn

  82. Official Papua New Guinea Graphics Contest (Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:08am)
    Started the Official Contest to draw the graphics of a Papua New Guinea Map

  83. Asia Map Touch-Up & "Name Vote" (Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:56 pm)
    Announcing the Asia Map touch-up, started a poll to decide the final name of the map

  84. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Map! (Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:22 pm)
    Introduction of a new type of maps: 1vs1 only

  85. Something Bad, Something Good (Sun Feb 05, 2012 02:54 pm)
    MarshalNey, OliverFA retired from CA position, natty_dread new xml checker, new xml check thread, final Far East Map, Call for Gameplay Assistant

  86. Some Foundry News (Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:44 pm )
    Industrial Helix retired from CA position, new foundry assistants nolefan5311 and koontz1973, foundry reorganization usergroup, launched the Beta version of the Foundry Map Gallery

  87. XML Update: Finally!! LOL (Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:08 pm)
    New XML Features: Bonus Collections and Conditional Borders are available.

  88. Map Tags Discussion (02 Nov 2012, 19:51)
    Discussion about the usage of Tags for the future public map gallery

  89. Map Complexity Discussion (02 Nov 2012, 19:51)
    Discussion about the possible complexity levels for the future public map gallery

  90. Spot the Map Contest (Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:58 pm)
    Foundry Contest, jonava won the contest in which participants have to spot the hidden maps into the image.

  91. Map awards 2013 (Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:33 pm)
    New year started, time to award the best maps of the 2012. 10 Categories and 22 maps to judge!

  92. A New Year, A New Foundry! (Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:57 pm)
    Battle Royale Maps Policy, New Foundry structure, Abandoned Maps Policy, New XML guide released.

  93. Errata Corrige - Bonus Collections (13 Feb 2013, 22:22)
    Fix for the not working collection bonus feature explained.
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