Text Cropping Fixed? You Tell Us

Text Cropping Fixed? You Tell Us

We believe we've tracked down and eradicated the text cropping bug. If tomorrow's messages or news stories are still getting truncated unexpectedly please message myself or Achronos and let us know the gory details. Thanks.

Inside Bungie 2/5/2002 2:04 AM PST permalink

New Letters Page ... No Way!

New Letters Page ... No Way!

Sometime over the weekend the Webmaster snuck in a new edition of his Letters page. This has got to be some kind of record. The last time he was seen working this hard was the day after he got back from Tibet, when he was seen furiously scribbling a transcript of his journey on a Stuckey's napkin. Anyway, click the link over on the right for the latest edition.

Inside Bungie 2/4/2002 7:34 PM PST permalink

New Poll: Fav Marathon Netmap

New Poll: Fav Marathon Netmap

We have a new poll up asking which Marathon netmap you consider the very best of the best. Let your voice be heard!

Inside Bungie 2/4/2002 7:18 PM PST permalink

Possible Cropped Text Fixes

Possible Cropped Text Fixes

We have a few ideas on the text cropping problem, though nothing definite yet. We'll keep you informed as work progresses.

Inside Bungie 2/4/2002 7:09 PM PST permalink

It's a Sweep!

It's a Sweep!

So a whopping 85 percent of you want the option to display more information in your player profile. We'll look into it and see what we can do. In the meantime go vote in our new Bungie.net poll and help us decide which theme to create next.

Inside Bungie 2/1/2002 11:09 PM PST permalink

Text Cropping Problems

Text Cropping Problems

For the past 2 days we've been experiencing some bizarre text cropping problems. We know that this affects some poll questions, messages, and news posts that are over 80 characters long. We're trying to track down the cause of the problem, but it's the most elusive one to date. If you experience this problem please email 7thcol@bungie.com and let us know exactly what you were doing on the site, what happened, and when (exact time if you know it). Thanks.

Inside Bungie 2/1/2002 4:35 PM PST permalink

Login Issues Fixed

Login Issues Fixed

Update: All of the problems have been resolved. If you experience more problems, don't hesitate to send myself or Yeroen a message.

We have recently found some issues with creating accounts and the login/logout process that cropped up after yesterday's update. We are working on the problem, but until then you may experience problems creating an account, among other things. We hope to have the problem resolved in a few hours.

Inside Bungie 1/31/2002 8:22 PM PST permalink

Marathon Art Gallery Launched

Marathon Art Gallery Launched

Update: Claude from Bungie.org pointed out that this isn't actually the Marathon Art Gallery, but just a preview of the gallery. Well, it's a damn fine piece of work nonetheless.

We just learned from the Marathon Story page about a new site, the Marathon Art Gallery (http://marathon.bungie.org/temp/). Be sure to check this one out, it's chock full of art from the legendary Craig Mullins.

Inside Bungie 1/30/2002 7:18 PM PST permalink

Old Poll, New Poll

Old Poll, New Poll

That last poll was interesting. It seems the Outtakes, Multiplayer Guide, and Interviews sections are the most popular on the Tru7h and Recon site. I guessed 2 out of the 3, but I didn't realize how much people like those outtakes! I'm out of touch. Well, anyway you're in luck, because I believe Jay the Younger has some more in store! While you wait go vote in our new poll.

Inside Bungie 1/29/2002 1:52 AM PST permalink

Off To a Slow Start

Off To a Slow Start

We have some fun stuff planned for the sites this week, but unfortunately you won't see much of it for a few days. Candyman is finishing up a feature for 7th Column chapters that you're absolutely going to love. Matt is pestering Rob for those Halo interview questions back, plus finishing up another interview. Modem is slacking off, as usual, working on a game-related project and watching kung fu movies. Mordia is starting on a "making of" feature you should enjoy. Achronos is trying to solve some technical issues with the database server, plus trying to convince me not to make him implement all the cool features I want on the site. And I'm just kickin' back....

Inside Bungie 1/29/2002 1:11 AM PST permalink

Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance

Update: The maintenance has been completed, and all servers are back up. Luckily, the Webmaster was distracted by a passing ice cream truck.

All of the Bungie web sites will be taken temporarily offline at 5:00pm Bungie Standard Time (Pacific) for some maintenance. Downtime is expected to be less than one hour, assuming The Bungie Webmaster doesn't get involved, in which case all bets are off.

Inside Bungie 1/22/2002 11:39 PM PST permalink

Marathon:Resurrection Tournament

Marathon:Resurrection Tournament

The Liandri Depot is hosting a Marathon: Resurrection tournament. Marathon:Resurrection, for those of you that don't know, is an Unreal Tournament mod that meticulously re-creates Bungie's Marathon in a true 3-D game engine. And more importantly, playable over the internet by Macs and PCs alike.
From the site:

Team Unphorgiven is pleased to announce its first official Marathon:Resurrection tournament. It has been a long and tedious process to make this venture possible, that is..real Marathon multiplayer experience over the Internet. It's great to waste your friend to bits across the room and hear them scream in frustration while trying to re-spawn, but doing it across the world has its benefits..such as doing it 'commando' if you know what I mean...
Entries will start to be taken through the form below from Jan. 16 to Jan. 29. The tournament will start on Feb. 6th. Games will be played on weekdays after 6pm PST. Please use the form below to indicate your preferred time of play below in _PST_ time as well as indicate the time difference in the appropriate field. Weekend games may be scheduled depending on the number of entries.

Entrants may register at http://fileball.net/ut/tourney.wow
Download Marathon: Resurrection at http://resurrection.bungie.org/index.html

Inside Bungie 1/17/2002 5:48 PM PST permalink

Bungie Pentathlon Results!

Bungie Pentathlon Results!

Although it took a tiebreaker round of Trivia Pursuit and a clutch answer by resident know-it-all Marty, in the end, it was the Online Cinematesticles that had what it takes to win it all. The Halo Left Brain was next in line, schooling everyone who dared to play against them in multiplayer Halo (which was everyone else). The Phoenix team came in third. And the Halo Right Brain... well, I'm not sure, but I think they actually mangaged to get 5th place, right behind whoever made the sandwiches for lunch.

Inside Bungie 1/12/2002 6:44 AM PST permalink

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's been mighty quiet around here, but things should return to normal pretty quickly. Dave and Peter have worked up some new material for the sites. We need to put some polish on it before it's posted. I've been out of touch, so be sure to send us your news and events. In the meantime I'll see if I can catch up on happenings in the community.

Inside Bungie 1/3/2002 6:55 PM PST permalink

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

If you hadn't already noticed, we're all off on vacation. Things tend to slow to a snail's pace this time of year. Never fear though, the Bungie.net sites should be back in business again next week. We have big plans for the new year, including some fun surprises for the Thu7th and Reconciliation and the Seventh Column sites. Enjoy the holidays and happy Halo LAN partying!

Inside Bungie 12/25/2001 4:24 AM PST permalink

More Messaging Features

More Messaging Features

Now there's a way to get rid of that little message icon after you've read your messages. We've added a delete button to the right of every message that lets you zap the poor sucker right out of existence. When all your messages are cleared, POOF!, your You have messages indicator goes away!

I've also added a silly little feature that will quote the beginning of a message when you click the sender's name to reply, making it just slightly easier to keep track of conversations.

Inside Bungie 12/21/2001 7:17 PM PST permalink

Lame-o Message Indicator

Lame-o Message Indicator

A lot of you have requested some sort of indicator that tells you when you have new messages. There's now a half-assed version of this in place--when you have messages a little mail icon and a note will display below your name on the navigation bar. I say half-assed because it will always be present when you have messages within the last 48 hours, regardless of whether you've read them or not. We'll get something more sophisticated in place down the road, but hopefully this will help until then.

Inside Bungie 12/20/2001 9:33 PM PST permalink

All The Linking Goodness

All The Linking Goodness

I've updated the list of links over on the right side. This isn't supposed to be comprehensive, so don't flood us with requests to add your site. The link list is merely a jumping off point into the vast world of Bungie's online community.

Inside Bungie 12/19/2001 7:18 PM PST permalink

New Job Opening at Bungie

New Job Opening at Bungie

For those of you with talent and experience in creating and designing awe-inspiring game environments, today could be your lucky day. Hop over to Bungie.com for details. [url=/Inside/Jobs/Page.aspx?section=Jobs&subsection=Main&page=1]Jobs Page[/url]

Inside Bungie 12/19/2001 7:17 PM PST permalink

More Site Fixes

More Site Fixes

We've made a couple more minor fixes to the site. I'd call them features, but they really should have been there already. First, you can now view previous Top Stories and old news via the links on this page. Next, the time that a message was sent is now displayed alongside the date. I know, I know, it's insignificant compared to what we could be doing with messages. To that I say: Don't worry. We have plans within plans.

Inside Bungie 12/19/2001 1:14 AM PST permalink

News Truncation Change

News Truncation Change

I've also implemented what I think is a better news truncation system. Now news stories get chopped at their first paragraph break instead of at a set character limit. If you're submitting news please keep this in mind and style your post accordingly.

Inside Bungie 12/14/2001 11:18 PM PST permalink

News System Modification

News System Modification

I've broken the news on this page up by day, which I believe will make it much easier to browse. If this goes over well I'll do the same thing on the Seventh Column and Thu7th and Recon news pages. As always, message me and let me know what you think. We have some additional changes to the news system we're also tinkering with, so stay tuned.

Inside Bungie 12/14/2001 7:30 PM PST permalink

Messaging System Suckiness

Messaging System Suckiness

That messaging system is displaying an error message again when you try to send. Like I said, that thing is an enormous hack. We have plans for a much, much better system down the road, but for now we'll get this fixed and notch finding a bigger band-aid up in priority.

Inside Bungie 12/12/2001 5:46 PM PST permalink

Upgrade completed

Upgrade completed

The database software upgrade has been completed, and all web sites are functioning normally.

Inside Bungie 12/11/2001 12:03 AM PST permalink

Short downtime at 3pm

Short downtime at 3pm

The bungie.net and support.bungie.com web sites will be going offline at 3pm for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour for a database server software upgrade. The bungie.com site will not be affected.

Inside Bungie 12/10/2001 9:59 PM PST permalink