T³ launching in the USA
T³ just did the next major step in its history, which brings us to the USA. Over a year ago first thoughts were made and first efforts into this direction were done, but it never went final.
For the US launch lots of stuff had to be redone which didn't play a major role before (like time zones or currencies). With the changes over the last weeks the important stuff is done and T³ finally supports the USA with all its features.
There a still some minor issues like the NTR/ETR or missing FAQ translations. This will be done over the next weeks.
The administration is done by CptCaine and Blackhawk. They will support the new US T³-users.
New old operator of T³
Keeping an eye on the future of T³ the operator of T³ changes... from me to me. ;)
I - Blackhawk - am working as a self-employed web developer. With the "change" of the operator T³ changes from my hobby project to a offical web service offered by me as a web developer and IT service provider.
There is no change for the user, but we can offer a better relationship (B2B) to our (ad) partners.
To make the change final we have to rework our current terms of using. All registered users will get the chance to accept or decline the new terms. There won't be any "evil" stuff in the terms. Just making everything a bit more official. As told in the discussion about the future of T³ all basic features will stay free of charge.
If someone needs a web developer, web designer, software developer, database expert or something similar... just drop me a line.
Important: The future of T³
5 years ago T³ started in Germany, Austria and the Switzerlands. For 3 years T³ exists in an international version with France and Belgium.
We're having several thousand registered users from 30 countries with almost 5000 tournaments. And no end is in sight.
This may sound great, but also has its flaws with involving more and more workload. T³ finally extended the level of a hobby project.
Therefore it's time again to talk about the future of T³. I ask everybody for the small favour to take a moment and read the following article thoroughly:
Link: The future of T³
T³ on Facebook
T³ is now on Facebook with its own official page:
Now all Facebook users can read fresh news (*) from T³ directly on their wall. Become a fan now!
(*) published in English only
Partner news: Kraken Editions publishing eGenesis
Kraken Editions, the makers of Alkemy, are now finally offering the long awaited English version of their rules as a free download:
In the category "Genesis" you can find the complete book as a 45 MB PDF file ("0_Genesis-THE_BOOK"). In addition you can get single chapters as separate files.
Have fun reading...
T³-admin for Austria found
Kevin aka Jani is the new admin for Austria. Most of you (Austrians) will know him as a 40K topplayer, moderator of DieFestung.comor tournament organizer.
As he has to dug into his new position, it goes without saying that I'm still availabe as a contact for Austria, but Jani should become the first contact in the future.
T³ cooperates with Kraken Editions
T³ is starting its first big official cooperation with a game manufacturer: Kraken Editions, the creator of Alkemy.
Kraken Editions published with Alkemy a tabletop which is strongly linked to tournament gaming und offers a great support for the community. So you have information about tournament organization on their website and there's the possibility to gather so called "Dublones" on official tournaments within the scope of a community programm, which can be exchanged against special gimmicks. Official tournaments are all tournaments which are organized by a "Galleon" partner.
"Galleon" is the name of the community programm. Motivated and involved players can team up to a community, organize tournaments and help with the developement of the game. Until now thre are Galleon teams in the T³-countries France, Belgium, Germany and Austria. In addition Galleon exists in North America and starts in England soon. You can find any further details about how to become a Galleon partner and how to organize official tournaments on the Kraken website.
Furthermore Kraken offers a narrative campaign: "The Chronicles of Mornea". This campaign pushes the background story based on the results of the organized games forwards and comes along with a official ranking for the tournament participants.
At this points T³ gets relevant: T³ is the official tournament platform for Alkemy tournaments. This means that all official Alkemy tournaments (in the by T³ supported countries) are managed on T³. Besides the usual benefits T³ offers, we have two new features: On the one hand all official tournaments are marked with a special icon (). On the other hand the official Alkemy ranking will be computed on the base of the NTR algorithm.
We're looking forward to the cooperation and can only give you the tip to take a look at Alkemy.