Back in the days, the update messages were archived in a single text file, which became a wee bit of a problem when said .txt went over 400kbs – most browsers didn’t like displaying such a page. It has since evolved, and for months now the Updates Blog has been running on the current version of WordPress.
This means that the individual messages now have a timestamp and everything, so having them bear the date as their title is no longer useful. Plus, we now have smaller and more frequent update messages, so mentioning the main attractions in the title has become feasible without leaving half the material out. And it’s better for those of you who get the RSS feed, too.
- WEAPONS LOCKER ARTICLES.
- I rewrote the part about the wartime rifles in the Old West article – I had merged the post-war models with the war models to simplify things, but upon rereading it just was oversimplified. The original idea was to avoid the technical gobbledygook as much as possible to stay in the spirit of classic Westerns and comics, but once one starts adding some basic explanations this becomes impossible. I’m still unsure of what the sweet spot would be.
- The tricked out Winchester from The Rifleman was added to the Old West article.
- Since the Shotgun Blast and the Stagger Power descriptions have been on writeups.org for a while, our Modern Firearms – Handguns article now integrate these.
- Both Jaws – that is, the James Bond giant villain, and the giant white shark from the 1970s movie – had their history section redone by Roy for brevity and quality. One of the two also had his vulnerability to electricity clarified. Can you guess which ?
- YOUNG AVENGERS. One new illustration for Patriot (Elijah Bradley), and one for Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), both prepped by Gareth.
- ANIMALS FILE. Mark added stats and texts for skunks and ostriches, plus some photos to make the article prettier.
- Acid is another character from a RPG campaign back in Ethan’s youth.
- SECRET WARRIORS. Three members of the team, as written up by Gareth:
- Added a big DCU History section by Chris to the Thundra entry. It’s weird how often this entry gets touched up.
4975 entries, by the way.