3DOmelette Posted January 11, 2015 Report Share Posted January 11, 2015 Hello atavism community, First let me introduce myself, for those who do not know me yet, I have been in the Atavism community pretty much since the kickstarter campaign when Atavism/unity was barely starting the early alpha, so i thought this would be a good solution for mmo since atavism was using a well known and proven server core technology which was used and created by multiverse mmo. i am glad the atavism devs were using it too and now that the multiverse went MIT, was a great opportunity for atavism to continue to expand its features and glad they opted to adapt the unity engine as a client, so this makes a great package. so taking advantage of my commercial web developing skills, i thought i would expand the Atavism market a little bit further by creating a website CMS(Content management system) specially tailored for Atavism server. I have talked to the atavism dev team and asked if there were plans for this addon app and they said there were no plans yet for something like this on the road map, so i figured i might take advantage of the situation and create my own. so this way atavism devs will focus more time on the engine development instead of a new task like this one. Anyways my background is commercial web developer and I have been doing it for the past 10 years full time non stop, so I figured this will be a great tasks for me to do. A project like this is very large and undertaking if you start from scratch and specially if i am the only dev doing it, but fortunately I have been a fan and long time seasoned user of the famous php developing framework called codeigniter which is a great heavy duty and light footprint php framework which i use for most of my big commercial website projects, this framework has a a lot of great useful library to speed up any website project and this seems to be the right tool to build on top of it a CMS specially designed for atavism server. Like I said before, Atavism website CMS will be built on top of the great famous PHP Framework CodeIgniter which will be used as base core and structure for the atavism CMS, so if you are interested to see what this little puppy has to offer check their website and you will see i have choosen the right tool for the job since it can handle the work load fairly easy and clean, plus CodeIgniter is MIT so I wont be having any issues distributing the CMS application built on top of it in any way, dont you just love the MIT license? thank god multiverse went MIT , therefore we would not be enjoying such a great server core in Atavism engine aswell. anyways, getting back to business: I have been developing this CMS for the past couple of months, so far it is looking good. maybe i may have something to show by the end of this month January this is not a plugin, but more like a standalone php cms web app that will interact with atavism server database, this is a full website CMS (content management system) specially tailored to work and interact with atavism server so since i could not find any other place to start my thread i thought the best place will be here in the plugin section even tho this is not an actual plugin. for starting here are a few needed features planning to implement: 1-account management system: meaning people can register thru the website cms and it will automatically create the account on the atavism server aswell a)register copcha driven to avoid spamming login c)forgot password 2-Account panel: to manage all user goodies ie: a)view ingame characters view current character armor c)view and search game server armory ie: items, armor etc.... d)search other player characters e)who is currently online/ingame playing f)server status etc...... more features to come. 3-Admin panel: a modular and well structured admin system where admins can control all the website content, edit pages, add remove users, search, add items,view statistics enable or disable website features etc...... etc..... full control over the website 4-Forum: a custom forum specially tailored and customized for this framework where logged in users can post threads view etc.... meaning no need to login again just for the forum. 5-media manager: a custom built media management system for posting videos, screenshots, wallpapers, etc... for the game 6)messaging system: where users browsing the website can message other users who are loggedin for private messages between them. 7-Patch notes system: where admins can post patch notes from the game that will be displayed in its own page on the site 8-Search armory: where users can browse existing armor or items from the game. 9-website add extra page system: where admins from site can add extra pages to the website with a wysiwyg editor 10-Link system: where admins can add links of website pages to any of the menu bars from the website from admin panel 11-Online Store: where users can browse and purchase ingame items and usable goods thru the website where eventually and automated the items will be added to the atavism server after purchased, meaning microtransactions for ingame items. all done thru paypal gateway system. 12-News system: where admins can post website or game news section of the website, where users can comment aswell etc.... and more to come. Basically the CMS will consist of a full and complete CMS website system specially for an tavism game server. Disclaimer: the above list is a large and undertaking task if built from scratch for 1 single developer, but like mentioned before, I will be using a great php framework which will help me speedup the project at lighting speed. plus there are a lot of existing php framework resources and goodies that will be used to put together this CMS, meaning with the mentioned framework and existing resources will help me merge all them together and put together a great CMS specially tailored for Atavism server engine. so, yes with my php wen dev skills i know i can pull it off :-) wish me luck, lol will keep on posting on advancements etc... cheers EDIT 01-12-15: With the help of Neo from Atavism, i have put a poll so all the interested parties in this CMS web app for atavism can vote and name a fair price for the work ill be doing. please be advised the price tag you choose will help give me an idea of what you needs are and how complex/robust or feature rich you want the CMS to include, or how exactly to market it in the community the vote does not automatically mean the exact final price or plan that the project will have, but to help me see what the community want or an aprox price on the final project. I ll try to include as many features as i can depending on everyones budget by voting your price selection. depending on this vote ill try to make it as fair and available to everyone interested Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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