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Septagon Weekly Update - 2015/11/13: The Opposite of War Is Creation

Hello, everyone. Welcome to this week's SWU. To start us off, I'd like to explain what this is and what you can find in it. The Septagon Weekly Update is a weekly posting on bungie.net and reddit's /r/DestinyTheGame which goes over any major community-run events, contests, meet-ups, and more. More than that, it's a way of teaching people who are new to the Septagon, if they so wish, our traditions and history. Bungie's community, known as the Septagon or Seventh Column, is a long-standing entity that predates Halo. In fact, some might argue that the first members of the budding community spawned from Bungie itself. Bungie has always been a studio who wished to make games that they would want to play. A testament to this is just how many people at Bungie were part of the Septagon before joining their ranks. It doesn't matter where you get your community from, be it the heart of the Seventh Column on bungie.net, a Halo clan made of your friends, or even a subreddit consisting of a few hundred thousand gamers. If you want to be a part of the Septagon, that's all you need. [u][b]What's Going On in the Community?[/b][/u] [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Post/39813/169836594/0/0]Art and Stuff's off-topic art contest[/url] is in full swing, so check it out. [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/1315188]The Raid Rejectz[/url] is a group for those who don't get a chance to do the Raid due to not meeting the requirements of those who are looking. If you're new to Raiding or just want a chance to enter one with a team, check them out. Alternatively, [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/fireteams/new]/r/Fireteams[/url] and [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/destinysherpa]/r/DestinySherpa[/url] are also great places to check out. [quote]Hello everyone! [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/3593422]Mechetti[/url] here with your gamenight information. This week isn't as active as most. Only two gamenights. Hopefully the rest of the month will be more eventful.[/quote] [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/1535]FCAW[/url][url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Post/1535/173107506/0/0] - Marathon Infinity - (2015/11/13)[/url] This week FCAW plans to bring us one of their famed Marathon Infinity nights! For those of you that don't know, FCAW is a group focused on playing Bungie's earlier titles, namely Marathon and Myth. You need to join the group to get in on the games. [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/99465]TFL[/url][url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Post/99465/173015703/0/0] - Rocket League - (2015/11/14)[/url] The Friend's List is hosting a Game Night in Rocket League to test out all the new customizable features! Scheduled for tomorrow, at 9PM Eastern Time. Show up and have some fun. If you ever want to host a gamenight and have it featured here, message Charlemagne or myself about it. [u][b]Community Spotlight[/b][/u] This week we wanted to bring to light a very creative mind in the community. [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/971437]Ingulit[/url] was kind enough to join me for a short interview, going into some detail on both his history in software development and the creation of his application, [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=scave.dvend&hl=en]Tower+ for Destiny[/url]. [quote][b]Q: Hello, Ingulit. Thank you for taking the time to do this. To start this off, can you tell us a little about yourself and your application?[/b] A: Sure! I am an avid programmer and 3D modeller by interest and instruction. I've fallen in love with all things software development and have gotten a bachelor's and master's in Computer Science, and am now working on a Ph.D. Even in my spare time I love programming, and I've especially enjoyed writing Android apps for the communities I'm involved in. Tower+ is a free Android app whose goal is to be the best place to get information about what's being sold in Destiny. The app lists all the items each vendor is selling, including all those items' perks/stats/costs, whether or not a given item is in your collection, and other information. You can also set up the app to check whenever a vendor refreshes and have the app notify you if that vendor starts selling something you want, such as when the Outfitter is selling an Emblem that isn't in your collection. [b]Q: Wow, all of that is absolutely incredible. You sound like someone who is very well versed in what you do. It's great to see such talent and skill in the community. It's great to see people not only look into and dabble with the public API, but also to use and master it. What got you interested in software development? Also, what about Destiny made you want to create this extraordinary application?[/b] A: Thank you! I've been interested in computers and games since I was very young. I actually got my start back in middle school by modding Halo: Custom Edition (the PC version of another of Bungie's classics), using a self-taught 3D modelling program to add new maps and weapons. Then right before high school a friend recommended the book "Sam's Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours", and after spending the summer pouring over it I was totally hooked. Destiny has held my attention like no other game, and the community (especially the DestinyTheGame Reddit) has been amazing. One day someone posted about the Year 1 Xerxes-C with Focus Fire (which defeats Guardians with two headshots), and I wanted to somehow be notified if the Gunsmith started selling one so I didn't miss it. When I then did some searching and found out about the Destiny API, I decided to learn and use it and to put my Android experience to work to develop what is now Tower+. [b]Q: That's pretty incredible, to be honest. It's great to see such ingenuity spawn out of a desire for creation. Is there any chance we can see a version of this on iOS devices or is this going to be an Android-only application?[/b] A: It'll be primarily be Android-only for the time being, though I am hoping to release it for Windows Phone/10 soon! It would be awesome to be able to learn iOS and eventually port the app, but I unfortunately don't have access to an iOS development machine often enough to be able to really work on it. [b]Q: Fair enough. The fact that you're doing so much for the community as it is is more than enough, especially since it's a free product. How long did it take you to make the initial app?[/b] A: I'd say about a month total, give or take. [b]Q: That's a good chunk of time. Any idea how long you've spent on the development of the application up until now?[/b] A: Oh my, at least another month total if not more. It has been a ton of fun working on it, though, and I've gained a lot of experience with Java, Android, and software development in general along the way. [b]Q: More than anything, I think it's great to hear how much you've enjoyed creating it, not to mention how much the community as a whole appreciates it, as we can see from it's very eager appraisal. Thank you very much for your time, for answering my questions, and for making such a useful app. Before we go, do you have any advice you want to give budding software developers? Any future features or updates you want to tease? In general, any parting remarks?[/b] A: To anyone just getting started with programming, keep with it! It's an extremely fun and rewarding field, and if you find a good tutorial or book to start with you'll be making cool stuff in no time. Comment your code, write example programs to practice, and try not to get too frustrated if you get errors at first (a quick internet search almost always provides a solution). As far as future features, there are some user-requested things I’m almost done implementing, and I have a few ideas up my sleeve for future updates that I’m currently testing (doing more with Armsday orders, for example). Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how helpful the [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/39966]BungieNetPlatform group[/url] has been for working with the Destiny API, and I especially need to thank my fellow Destiny app developer [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/4648286]Bunk3r[/url]. Without his help when I was getting started on this app it almost certainly wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you very much as well! [b]And thank you, Ingulit, for taking your time to answer my questions. I'm sure a lot of people who are interested in this process or who use your app will be thankful for you taking the time out of your day for this. Take care.[/b][/quote] [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Post/520845/173304959/0/0][b]Continued Here.[/b][/url]

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  • Bearbeitet von Charlemagne: 11/13/2015 8:28:29 PM
    [u][b]History of the Architects[/b][/u] This section of the SWU goes over the past of both the Septagon as well as Bungie itself. In the past we've covered things like pets and world domination, but this week we're going to look at a person, someone who went from the community to the company. Cue [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/213842]Rollin[/url]. [quote]Hello all, and welcome to another round of Bungie history! This week’s edition was especially difficult to produce because I am neck deep in radiation, but for you guys I’d conquer any challenge! This week: Stosh — He hates toast. [quote]Editor's note: I have since confirmed with Stosh that he no longer hates toast if it has a topping like honey on it.[/quote] Stosh joined the Bungie community in November of 2001, and in 2002 he became one of the first two non-employee moderators on bungie.net, alongside Shishka. As of August 2006, Stosh began to work at Bungie, and in September of 2009, Stosh was promoted, and hired on as a permanent Bungie employee, gaining the coveted gold text in lieu of his former salmon.* Stosh is always to blame for everything. This originated when Achronos made a post telling the Community that Stosh was to blame for an error in the Bungie.net website. [i]*Coloured text? Yes! Bungie.net used to denote moderators with an orange/salmon text colour and employees with gold.[/i] Now, I’m going to sacrifice a bit more for you guys, and go over one more thing this week, and that is “[b]the Shaft[/b].” What is this mythical entity? Well, literally, it’s a piece of PVC piping with the words “THE SHAFT” scrawled onto it with black sharpie. Originating before Marathon, it’s passed around to employees that are given difficult assignments. I hope you all enjoyed learning things today as much as I did teaching you. Now, I have more pressing matters to attend to, and a Wasteland to plunder![/quote] [u][b]Remembrance[/b][/u] Rather than closing with something related to Destiny or the Septagon as a whole, I'd like to take this time to address the community members who are reading this or playing Bungie games from places like a military base or who are currently serving in some way, to those who have served their time and returned home, and to those who never came back. Thank you for what you do and for what you have done. There aren't many people in this world who are willing to not only stand up for others, but to risk and spend their lives for people they've never met. Be it any branch, any position, and any place, we thank you for what you've done and do for us. To those who came, lived, and fought long before us, we thank them for the sacrifices they made for the freedoms of people across the world. We may not know your names and who you are, what you've done, who or what you've lost, or if you're still with us, but it's because of people like you that we can know, if ever we need help, there will be someone to stand with us. Thank you. [u][b]Questions of the Week:[/b][/u] [b]Newbies:[/b] Which holiday, celebration, or event would you like to see in Destiny? [b]Ancients:[/b] What's your favourite Easter Egg from any Bungie game? [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F31lHP9DbHM][b]Video of the Week:[/b][/url] My Name is Byf has put together, what is the start of, a great series detailing and telling the story of the Books of Sorrow. I highly recommend people interested in the lore give it a look and listen if reading fifty cards isn't your style. Remember, if you're ever looking to get involved with the community, feel free to message me or join the [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/520845/0/1/0]Seventh Conflux[/url]. We'd love to have you. [url=https://www.bungie.net/en/Profile/254/1172573]Charlemagne on bungie.net[/url] [url=https://www.reddit.com/user/Charlemagne_Mentor/]/u/Charlemange_Mentor[/url] NTTE: Interview with Tower+ creator, history lesson on Stosh, some community events going on, Remembrance/Veteran's Day, [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F31lHP9DbHM]My Name is Byf's Books of Sorrow series[/url].

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    • ᕦ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ᕤ

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      How in the world is creation the opposite of war?

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      • Bearbeitet von Kellogs: 11/16/2015 1:13:52 PM
        Great as usual! Awesome read keep it up Charlemagne [spoiler]Tribute room is my favourite..[/spoiler]

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      • Hey if anyone wants to check out my new destiny story follow this link. https://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/173918315/0/0

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      • -blam!- (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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      • Great job with this! Will definitely be checking in on this weekly. Keep up the good work!!

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        • Anything that helps with gear management is a good thing

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        • War. War never changes. Love seeing the additional content. I'm going to need to step up my game to keep up with the quality everyone is pushing out.

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          • You do an awesome job with these. Keep it up dude.

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          • Thanks for the contest link, I really need to bump that thread more >.>

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          • Looks fine to me

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          Es ist dir nicht gestattet, diesen Inhalt zu sehen.
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