Getting Medals Back
Marcos, the programmer who does the coding to our Risk games has identified the reason why Medals have not been awarded to winners. A major fix will be implemented during our next update! The best part of this news is that the medals will be awarded retroactively! So no need to go back and replay all those Duck and Cover games. Remember that, Risk players get more medals for a win. The medals can be won by playing the classic Risk games against a single or multiplayer computer opponents. The upcoming update will resolve the long issue of the medals not being attributed to all Risk players.
There are currently 3166 medals ready to be awarded to players, and that number should grow by the time we implement the fix.
2999 of those are Map Explorer Medals
and the remaining 167 are 50 Consecutive Turns Taken Medals
We will also be adding Medals for the new Forgotten Kingdom map. So start playing and get ready to check your Profile page for the new medals!
Remember, though, this fix will take place during our next update. So as usual, there will be a warning posted, as well as a countdown clock, followed by the site going off-line, a lot of complaints about missed turns, and some words of encouragement. Then when we’re back up, we will have Medals! (fingers crossed)
As an added bonus, I asked if we could have the specific name of the Achievement Medal mentioned in the RECON tab when a medal gets awarded. It has always bothered me that a generic message “You have been awarded the achievement medal” shows up, but you do not know which medal it was. Well, Marcos discovered that this was not the original intention either. That double space before the word “achievement” was meant to be filled by a medal name. Again, for some reason, this was not working. It turns out the table describing the medal and it’s name was blank. So we are filling in the missing fields with the correct information and soon the RECON tab will tell you exactly which medal was just awarded to you.
And for those who are technically minded, the reason for the Medals not working was because -> “The cron job is crashing while trying to allocate more than 256MB of RAM, which is set as the limit on the server.”
For those who aren’t technically minded -> “It was broken, now it’s fixed” 🙂
27 thoughts on “We Are Getting Medals Back!”
Was gonna ask for more information, just took a peek at the wiki on medals: https://www.majorcommand.com/wiki/Medals_and_Achievements
So for maps, for a bronze medal is it 25 wins or just 25 plays on the map?
This is great anyway =D Thanks marcos and any other higher ups ;P
great job guys, keep it coming 🙂
I see a medal for 50 consecutive turns taken. Does that mean 50 turns without missing a turn? Or is it something else?
2 questions though:
Is it easy to add medals? As I’m a team game fan, I’d love to see medals for fivers, sixers and crusades, too. (Okay, this is extremely low by anyone’s priority.)
Will it be possible to follow our progress regarding each medal? I.e. when we will reach the next one?
“So for maps, for a bronze medal is it 25 wins or just 25 plays on the map?”
Actually – you have to beat 25 Unique opponents on that map to get a medal. That means each person will only grant one point and beating the same person twice on one map will not advance your medal count at all.
Alittle off topic in my settings it says max medals shown 4 but I notice other user pages they show more than 4. Is there a reason I can only show 4 max?
Lovely, can’t wait for my 12 domain medal:D
Also curious wich others ill get
Fantastic work guys! You are doing a great job keeping us in the loop. Keep it up!
Good job guys.
Medals are important.
Medals don’t really signify on my radar but I do like to see progress being made and fixes being implemented. Keep up the good work.
@Geoffrey : masterjskye answered your question. Thanks.
@dudeiamgood : “I see a medal for 50 consecutive turns taken. Does that mean 50 turns without missing a turn? Or is it something else?”
I think it means “50 turns without missing a turn”. You should be awarded one of those when we get it fixed.
@th-child : “Is it easy to add medals? As I’m a team game fan, I’d love to see medals for fivers, sixers and crusades, too. (Okay, this is extremely low by anyone’s priority.)”
I have actually stumbled across the medals for fivers, sixers and crusades while looking through the image database (there are even more unreleased medals I won’t mention yet). So they do exist. However, the rules for awarding any medals is hardcoded in to the source code, which is not easy to find or change (without the possibility of crashing something). So Marcos has requested that we do not add any new rules for awarding medals until the rewrite is done, at which time the new framework would makes things like adding medals much more easy and safer.
“Will it be possible to follow our progress regarding each medal? I.e. when we will reach the next one?”
We have talked about that, and it will definitely be a feature that will be implemented in the new site. The new site will have lots of statistics (like dice rolls) and progress bars (like towards new medals)
@ne4osu1970 : “Alittle off topic in my settings it says max medals shown 4 but I notice other user pages they show more than 4. Is there a reason I can only show 4 max?”
Everyone has a max of 4 to show, no one has more. The rest of the medals “not shown” are just the tops (the ribbons). Every profile can display countless Ribbon tops, and only 4 FULL sized Medals (Tops and Bottoms)
So…I guess what you’re saying is: regardless of how terrible I appear to be in an actual game, soon enough a player can look and see that I have one a game or two here! I always thought the Map medals were really cool, and for those of us that are always playing, it gives us something to strive for since points are not as important to us as it is being a well rounded player. I look forward to seeing what I’ve actually accomplished here….other than meet and play against the best in the word!!!It’s true, the best in the WORLD are here at MC!!! As always, keep in up Sheriff!!!
you guys rock!!!
excellent update! tyvm!
Yes Can’t say it loud enough. Yes
Keep it up guys,good job,very encouraging.
This make me very happy. I need my regalia.
A question on the 5’ers and 6’ers medals that will be far in the future.
If they get up and going,will the be awarded for games that had already been played in the past? or only good for future games once the medals are live?
Several of us have been playing a lot of 6’ers and would get a couple of those medals.
“A question on the 5′ers and 6′ers medals that will be far in the future.
If they get up and going,will the be awarded for games that had already been played in the past? or only good for future games once the medals are live?”
Yeah, good question. I’ve been thinking about that. I think that all Map Medals and Medals that were introduced in the past, but stopped working should definitely be retroactively awarded. But what about new medals?
Maybe we should put it up for a vote. Should 5 and 6’ers start from scratch since they were never introduced in the past? Would it give “old” players something new to aim for? What about new medals like Assassin medals? I think they should maybe start from the day the are introduced….
But should we consider 5’ers and 6’ers as new? After all, you did find the images for them. So the intent was there. I would consider them as a fix that needs to happen for making the current site hole.
And, what about the current maps that don’t have medals? Rome, Balklans Peninsula, Middle East, and maybe more. Just because the medals were broken, nothing was published. But the structure has always been there.
What I am trying to say, if the game mode and structure was there for the medal class before things broke. And the intent. All previous games associated with that medal category should be awarded for retroactive games.
If it could be done I would be in favour of retroactively awarding new medals. Why not?
I like retroactive. Thanks again
I think that Assassin medals should be retroactive. The rest can be started from the day they’re introduced.
But I’m not biased or anything, just because I’m somewhere between gold and onyx for the assassin medals. 🙂
I agree with gtivan: if the game mode and structure was there for the medal class before things broke. And the intent. All previous games associated with that medal category should be awarded for retroactive games.
…I’ll add including new maps, fivers, sixers, etc. Medals for any unique type wins has always been intended, and as master say, why not!!
I just now figure out how to get my medals to display on my page properly (if anyone else is wondering about that). All medals are white, ‘not highlighted’ to be in background, and the highlighted medals come to the foreground in full view.
…and the ‘highlighted’ medals >only 4< come to the foreground in full view.
Thanks for the awesome info above everyone, including the medals link geoffery, cause I have never given a thought to medals whatsoever outside of my rank, but now am all over it 😉