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    New Developer Tool

    Hi!

    I wanted to announce that we have created a tool for developers. This tool has been created in particular for third-party targetfinders to operate more efficiently, without stressing the Utopia servers. As a result, we are going to be banning any targetfinders found running that scrape the Utopia kingdom pages. For access to the tool, please contact utopiasupport.

    The tool updates every 15 minutes (but offset from the tick, so at 5, 20, 35, and 50 minutes into the hour), and contains the following information:

    Kingdom-level:
    Location
    Number of provinces
    Kingdom name
    Stance
    Wars
    Kingdom Land
    Kingdom NW
    Kingdom honor

    Province-level:
    Location
    Land
    Province name
    Protection status
    Race
    Honor Rank (e.g. lord, baron -- not the numerical value)
    Networth

    If you would like access to the tool, reach out to us at ChristianM@Utopia-Game.com, and tell us who you are and what you intend to use it for. We will only deny access if you are banned for play violations or past activities. We look forward to hearing what kinds of resources players will make from this data -- I'm particularly excited to hear about what potential tools other than targetfinders might come from access to this information!

    If you have thoughts about additional resources you'd like us to provide you, feel free to reach out as well. We are working on providing additional information to extension developers to enable easier aggregation of province data.
    Last edited by DavidC; 12-04-2017 at 04:54.

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    Wow. This is fantastic! Yes, its a minor thing, but it shows the correct vectors being looked at for the future

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    Can we be updated as to what "target finders" and tools are using this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoBDuDe View Post
    Can we be updated as to what "target finders" and tools are using this?
    Why though? Some tools may be private. This is all publicly available data (upon request), I don't see the significance of who (or what tools) are making use of it.

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    we can eliminate all 3rd party applications by building more on our own internal "war/ATTACK target potential finder" also, which i think is the step this game should take. you can put your on little caps in it, if you wanted to range it based on NW, etc... (up to david), but definitely build on it to the point you need not any outside tools to get the "persons goal" done. IMO

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    There is one site supporting the new way now: http://exposed.tf/

    Still a lot of work left to do.. But the basics are there..
    Feedback can be sent through the page..

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    Banning
    When will the banning start of the scrapping tools?

    Activity Tracking
    Will those tracking activity be asked to remove that from their tools?

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    5-6 days ago I sent an email requesting for information to retrieve the data, and my plans on how to use it and what I want to build. If I haven't heard anything, am I to assume my ideas are not in the interest of the game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hylandor View Post
    5-6 days ago I sent an email requesting for information to retrieve the data, and my plans on how to use it and what I want to build. If I haven't heard anything, am I to assume my ideas are not in the interest of the game?
    Sorry, munk is tied up right now, but i will send him a reminder.
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    I sent an email also :-\ Just want to make sure we all arent forgotten :)
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    I can confirm that I got the same treatment ;)

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    This is awesome :) I just saw it and sent an email.

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    emails are all received, munk is generating access keys. Hes been busy on something so didnt get to it earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkmoore View Post
    Banning
    When will the banning start of the scrapping tools?

    Activity Tracking
    Will those tracking activity be asked to remove that from their tools?

    Banning has already begun.

    Anyone tracking activity (online status) will be banned because that information is not available in the information dump, therefore to get it the provider would be scraping the kingdom pages which is a prohibited activity.

    The Munk tool will no longer show activity stats in the very near future. We believe that having access to the log in habits of provinces readily available for the entire server is not within the spirit of the game and should not be available.
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