It’s been a while since the last update, so here’s a quick note. I’ve created and open-sourced a new bot for Discord that will countdown the days for any specified product to its target release date. The bot is named Hi-Ether and uses a webhook to communicate with a Discord server. You can check it out on GitHub and provide any feedback or improvements.
We are currently using it to countdown the days until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is released! We are planning to do a launch event for the game and will provide more details at another time.
I’m happy to announce we now have an official Members page! The Members list is updated live with our current membership from the Discord server. To keep uniformity, the sprites are sourced from Final Fantasy Record Keeper. The character’s originating game logo will be used for those missing sprites until a suitable replacement is found.
I created a new bot named after the character Construct 8 from Final Fantasy Tactics that provides the Members list. Keeping our promise, I have also open sourced the bot under the GPLv3 license. You can check it out on GitHub and provide any feedback or improvements.
To commemorate 10 years of our clan, we will be hosting a special anniversary gaming event! Bring your favorite drink and we’ll reminisce about the clan. Let’s meet up on Discord first and then arrange a server and channel to play StarCraft on. See you there!
Welcome to the new Ivalice Alliance website! To commemorate the clan’s 10 year anniversary, we have completely rebuilt this site from the ground up. There are also several announcements to share today!
Technology has always been an important part of the clan experience and we’re always experimenting with new ideas from bots and site generation to forums. To further emphasize the importance of technology in the clan, I’m happy to announce we will be open sourcing our projects starting with this site! If you see any issues, please report it or even try fixing it yourself on GitHub! Ask in our #infrastructure channel on Discord if you would like help on how to start contributing. Everyone in the clan can safely make changes to the site and now post any news!
So far, we’ve had a good experience using Discord over Skype. Since all the communications and discussions are now happening on there, we decided to deprecate the forums. We are betting big on Discord as a platform and will be using it for account management. Going forward, your Discord account is the only account you need to be a member in the clan. We’ll be exploring ways of integrating this with our new site beyond a link to the server.
We will continue making changes and improving this site. I’m still changing the layout, theming, and branding. The next big change I will be exploring is a new profile system. We are also planning a live event for the 10 year anniversary. It will take place sometime in February with more details in a separate post. Check back soon!