I am exploring alternate universes at this moment, so please, post specific game question not answered in my FAQ to the appropriate forum or article. Questions here will not be answered in a timely manner, if at all.
Hey Potkettleblack! I'm Emptylord, and I'm part of a new team over at Fandom who are tasked with supporting communities, such as Marvel: Avengers Alliance Wiki. I'm here to help your community, and I'm a liaison to full-time Fandom Staff. If you have any questions relating to your wiki—whether it's code-related, policy related, or otherwise—I'm your first point of contact, and your own personal liaison to full-time Fandom Staff.
Hi PKB! I got inspired by your post about Star Trek Timelines and begun to play it. So far I am enjoying it, and found both official Forums and the wiki to have a lot of informations, though most of the guides look a bit stale. Do you know of any reputable collection of informations on STT? Also, are there specific guides or users which I should follow?
The wiki is kept pretty up to date. The new forum is pretty lively. There's a Do Not Airlock google sheet that is updated on a weekly basis that's very useful. And there's these tools that I use frequently:
Hey Potkettleblack! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! Not sure if we never asked you if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for this community, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well. I also left this post on Jeripengu's wall.
In case you are unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with our FANDOM Apps, which this community has and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here.
For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog over on Community Central that explains everything in detail.
If you have some concerns, Discussions, and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.
Feel free to have an open discussion with your community about this, and I'm available for any questions you might have. Have a good one!
We are a wiki for a game that has been closed for two years now. The posting here is quite infrequent, and largely held on Walls and page conversation pages. While this feature sounds great, I don't think we need it, given the greatly reduced community and the lack of continuing content to update the wiki with.
I immensely appreciate the amount of time and effort you have put into this wiki. Your advice and experience were a boon to myself and the majority of the editors here. You've certainly been of much help to me during my 4-year journey with this game.
On a side note, do you have any recommendations of strategy games or ones with gameplay similar to Avengers Alliance? I'd hate to leave behind all the tactics I learned on this wiki.
You're welcome. There are many games out there with a similar setup. None are the exact game, but if you check out the MAA refugee thread, you can find some discussion of the merits and flaws of other games.
That said, almost any game benefits from taking a step back and doing a little analysis, and maybe looking around the Internet to see what other folks have come up with. I hope some of the skills I've taught will be transferable to any game you play. Good luck.
So much time and effort has gone into this and I think it should stand for players who want to reminisce or those who never played and want to learn more about what it was like. It even serves as a good source of reference for artists. So will this place be staying up after the game's shutdown?
Thank you PKB for all the advice! Even though I joined the wiki relatively late, your advice has been quintessential into helping me become a better agent. It is still helping me to this day. I would probably have never reached anything past Silver League if I didn't see your guide on properly ISOing heroes. I am still astounded by the amount of effort and dedication you put into this game. I hope that some day, you can spread your knowledge to other games as well.
Thanks for your kind words. I have always hoped to help people here, and make them not just better players of this game, but better players at games in general.
I'm unlikely to invest the same effort in another game. I have picked up a couple games, wished for wikis for them, and found I don't have the energy to even contribute to a nascent wiki for a game the way I did when I started here. I'm more into cooking nowadays, both modernist cooking like J Kenji Lopez-Alt does at SeriousEats.com and the folks at ChefSteps and live fire cooking like Meathead Goldwyn at AmazingRibs and the folks in the FB group I frequent about sous vide, curing, smoking, blues and slide guitar. That's where most of my teaching:learning effort is going now.
Agreed. The game was great and entertaining by itself, but this wik and the community.camraderie gathered within it made the game doubly so. Thanks PKB.
Side note: We've started playing more boardgames in our home and I've taken to applying more simple number theory learned here toward those games. I tell the wife I'm working, and I am, but also stockpiling info on spreadsheets. Fun stuff. Ha!
I would just like to personally thank you for your 4+ years of active service on the wiki. We haven't always seen eye-to-eye but your advice helped me early on and is still helping me to this day. Your numerous blogs and tips have allowed me to progress as a player and in turn help others. You are the reason I became knowledgable enough about the game to give advice to others and become an admin of an FB group. I hope you continue to spread you knowledge to other areas of the internet.
I just wanted to pop in long enough to echo Jonny's sentiments about your contributions here, PKB. Not only did you routinely provide invaluable insights on the game's mechanics, but you did so in a consistently engaging, entertaining way. I learned quite a bit from your posts, and I always looked forward to reading your thoughts on new developments in the game.
Thank you again for all of the time and effort you have put into this community.
Same here. At the time before I made this account, I made an anoymous post about Juggernaut and you were the first to respond, giving me tips on how to use him properly, as well as how to ISO him. Ever since, I've been following a lot of of your advice whether it was from your old ISO blog or just some of the tidbits you'll say on certain pages. If it wasn't for your adivce, I would still be struggling with the game to this day.
Thank you for all your hard work and for helping someone like me! I'll never forget it!
First of all, I'd like to thank you for mentoring me in the early stages of this game, wether through your guides and blogs or through direct conversation and Q&A's. Ever the Debbie Downer, ehh? And rightfully so, since you, of all, understood better PD's marketing plans, to the point of being perceived as a PD employee... So cheers to you, an amazing, moody, near-encyclopedic irascible old bastard of a teacher, friend and whatsoever... I cannot mention all of your damn titles...