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Old 12-15-2008, 09:31 PM
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Announcing: Warhammer Shield widget (Beta)


Get a Warhammer Online widget like this one for your Facebook, Myspace, or other Website; showing Friend and Foe alike how you fare in the Age of Reckoning.

This widget uses the Warhammer Character API published by gamerDNA, displaying Character Name, Class, Guild and Server; as well as an updated tally of Rank and Renown. The percentage of Rank or Renown earned to reach the next level is displayed as a progress bar around the rim of the shield. It will update automatically every 24 hours, leaving plenty of time free for more Stuntie Smashin'!

How to get one

First, sign up at www.gamerdna.com (adding HeathenStorm to your friends list while you're at it!)

Then, go to http://www.gamerdna.com/war_char.php and enter your Warhammer character details. This will enable gamerDNA to track progress from your region's corresponding Realm War site.

Once registered, your customized Warhammer Shield will be available at:
http://api.heathenstorm.com/avatars/war/[Region]/[Server]/[Character]/gdwarshield.png

Where:
[Region] is either EU or US
[Server] is your server name, with words separated by '-'
[Character] is your character's main name, no surname.

e.g.
http://api.heathenstorm.com/avatars/...dwarshield.png

Adding an <IMG src=".."> tag to your website will display the Shield in all it's glory. So:
<img src="http://api.heathenstorm.com/avatars/...dwarshield.png" >

Will display:


(Note that the gamerDNA Forum truncates these URLs. If you hover over them the full URL is displayed in the status bar.)

This release is part of a future set of gaming widgets using the gamerDNA API and others, so feel free to have a play with it. If you have any feedback or suggestions, then leave comments on the announcement post.


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This is a genuine beta, not a Google Beta, so bear that in mind if things don't work or the API has to change suddenly!

For the first release, the Shield size is set to 200 pixels wide by 160 pixels high. If there is demand for other sizes, then more will be made available.

If the character is not found on gamerDNA's servers, a 404 Status Code is returned with an appropriate Description.

This service is not officially endorsed by gamerDNA, but uses data provided via the gamerDNA Helix API. All calls to the gamerDNA API are cached for 24 hours.

I'm currently using my own API Key to grab the data from gamerDNA. If this proves to be a problem with the guys at gamerDNA then it can be changed.

Shield graphics are taken from the Warhammer Online European Fan Site Kit. No alteration has been made to the original graphics, other than the overlaying of publically accessible statistic information. No official connection with Mythic Entertainment, EA or GOA is stated or implied.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:13 PM
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I don't play WAR myself, but...
Nice job using the API to create the shield widget!
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:49 PM
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Wow, nice job.

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Old 12-16-2008, 12:28 AM
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Wow that is awesome! Great work! Once you feel confident with it, we would love to showcase this on our company blog for everyone to learn about and possibly use! Let us know if that is ok.

This reminds me that I need to play WAR more...
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Awesome! Love it.
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Wow that is awesome! Great work! Once you feel confident with it, we would love to showcase this on our company blog for everyone to learn about and possibly use! Let us know if that is ok.

This reminds me that I need to play WAR more...
I'm 99% confident with it at the moment... Just hit a few snags which I've blogged about. Main problem is that I've lost a day's worth of blog comments. So if anyone has tried to post feedback, please try again.

The other issues should be resolved tonight, so feel free to showcase when you're ready!

Update: Made some tweaks now. If anyone gets any problems and can't post to the Blog, feel free to leave me a PM on here! Thanks go out to all who've responded already!
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I do love it. Just wish my title would all show up instead of cuttin the "Sun" part out...Great job btw
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I do love it. Just wish my title would all show up instead of cuttin the "Sun" part out...Great job btw
I'll take a look at it - when it was first developed the KotBS didn't exist. Now I've got some test data to look at, I'll be able to clear it up.

Thanks for the feedback!


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