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Tibia ML version 2

How do we see Tibia ML evolve in the future?

Written by Steven on Friday 19 February 2010
We know we haven't updated the news much lately and haven't written many articles but there are 100's of other sites where you can read the same news over and over again, so we were wondering the next:

Why write the news again with other words? Why spend the time we could spend in some nice features into rewriting and copying someone else's content? Can't we find something more useful to do? Can't we offer something more then just news?

And as far as we concern the answer is YES. We can do more then just writing news. In this blog post we'll explain to you what our future plans are and what we're currently working on.

Our focus never has been on news and articles and in the future this will probably faint completely. Our focus is on offering information in everyone's own language and we want to do this more and more in the future.

Imagine you upload a screenshot and the only language you speak is Spanish. Someone from Brazil, speaking Portuguese that is, might spot the image and leave a comment in Portuguese. You see the comment below your screenshot but have no idea what he means by it. This will be one of the examples of what our future plans are. We want you to be able to read everyone's comments (no matter in what language) in your own language. This means we need to be able to detect what language the comment is written in and then translate it.

New comment system

Of course translations won't be 100% grammar and vocabulary proof but it should give you an idea what the comment says and give you the option to reply to the person that left you the comment, again in your own language. That person will then see the comment in his language... This way you'll be able to interact with someone of a different origin without knowing his/her language.

Another thing we want to put our focus on is how the content is generated. Before content was generated by us. We want to change this and make the content generated by everyone willing to cooperate and helping with it. This means everyone will be able to contribute to Tibia ML somehow. Of course all of this will be monitored to avoid piracy of our hard workers content.

This also goes together with the principles of Web 2.0 which is, according to Wikipedia:

The term Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups, and folksonomies. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.

An example of this will be the new way our quest guides will work, but you'll hear more about that later. An example of a web application we're currently working on is a Tibia map in Java. In the next weeks we'll post more about this but the rough idea is to offer a Tibia world map like you're actually playing Tibia without the need to lower the quality of the graphics. Stay tuned to hear more about this and our other plans.