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About AcceleMaster

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    The Dude
  • Birthday December 30

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  • Gender Male
  • Location The New AcceleDrome
  • Interests Cars/Racing, AcceleRacers/HW35, computers, shooting, BIONICLE

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  1. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Alternate Voice Actors   

    So Andrew Francis' birthday got me thinking about who else could possibly have been Vert's voice. I honestly can't fathom any other voice actor for Vert or any other character, for that matter. But if AR were to return, who do you think could be suitable replacements for the old VA's? David Kaye, the voice of Porkchop, was also the voice of Sesshomaru in Inuyasha, but in the later Inuyasha: The Final Act, he was replaced by Michael Daingerfield, who was able to replicate his voice almost perfectly. Would you be satisfied with an occurrence like this in AR?
  2. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Happy Birthday Andrew Francis!   

    As often as we pick on Vert, he's the reason we're all here, and Andrew Francis' voice provided him with the means to beat those Drones! Happy Birthday, Andrew!
  3. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Easiest driving game?   

    The old Gamecube NASCAR Thunder games were pretty cool and you could turn those down to a really easy difficulty level and gradually build up your skill from there. They were some of the first racing games I ever played and I got a lot of enjoyment out of them.
  4. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: [TRACKER] AccelePedia 3.0 Project   

    This is the official tracker / buglist of the AccelePedia 3.0 Project. This topic will remain open for all members to submit reports of any issues they may be encountering while using the forums or the main site. To submit a report, simply reply below with a detailed description of the issue you are having. Additionally, if you would like to suggest a change to be implemented in AccelePedia 3.0, you can submit it to be reviewed, and if approved, it will be implemented. Fixing minor bugs is one of the most important parts of the 3.0 project, so your help is much appreciated!
    Known Bugs:
    Main Site:
    -Sidebar login is not functional. [Priority: High]
    -Single Sign On functionality is broken. [Priority: High]
    -Nitrox2 System was broken by IPS4 upgrade. [Priority: High]
    -Location profile field is formatted incorrectly. [Priority: Medium]
    -Chat sounds do not function. [Priority: Medium]
    Submitted Changes:
  5. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: [CHANGELOG] AccelePedia 3.0 Project   

    This is the official changelog of the AccelePedia 3.0 Project. This will serve as an archive of all the upgrades and bugfixes, minor or major, performed for the 3.0 Project along with their corresponding dates.
    Current Completion ETA: July 17, 2015
    Main Site:
    -Fixed user login refresh loop disabling WordPress login. (5/22/2015)
    -Created 3.0 Countdown landing page. (6/28/2015)
    -Added maintenance redirect, taking main site offline until the completion of 3.0. (6/28/2015)
    -Updated WordPress to 4.2.2 (6/28/2015)
    -Installed X theme framework. (6/28/2015)
    -Re-enabled Disqus comment system. (6/28/2015)
    -Restored sidebar login functionality. (6/28/2015)
    -Updated IPS4 version from RC6 to 4.0.1. (5/26/2015)
    -Re-enabled chat application. (5/26/2015)
    -Uploaded new 3.0 forum logo. (6/28/2015)
    -Altered forum theme. (6/29/2015)
    -Full backup of server complete. (5/24/2015)
    -Redesigned AccelePedia 3.0 logo. (6/28/2015)
  6. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: AccelePedia 3.0 has begun.   

    When we first started working on the AccelePedia reconstruction project in 2013, we figured 2.0 was a suitable name to describe the comprehensive overhaul we were giving the AccelePedia. We didn’t plan to make a habit out of version numbers for future major revisions to the AccelePedia, partly because we couldn’t have known we would ever have another major revision after 2.0.
    It’s been about two years now since the start of AccelePedia 2.0, and much has changed in this period. The intended effect of the 2.0 upgrades was never fully realized, as the community largely fell through despite the site and the forums being optimized for the best community experience possible. Development of 2.0 has now come to a close as we have realized the need for a third major revision for the AccelePedia.
    It won’t be as significant as the 2.0 upgrades. The original iteration of AccelePedia stayed mostly the same from 2006 up until the 2.0 project of 2013, and because of this we built 2.0 on a completely new architecture better suited for the modern web. This architecture, consisting of a union of WordPress and Invision Power Services forum software, has proven to be an excellent basis for the AccelePedia, and so we currently plan to remain on this architecture for AccelePedia 3.0.
    AccelePedia 3.0 will consist of a visual and functional overhaul for the main AccelePedia site. A new layout is in the works which will categorize the wiki information, media, and all related content by order of their respective years of release. For example, all Highway 35: World Race information will fall under the 2003 category. We plan to significantly expand the topics covered by the AccelePedia main site, but we are currently undecided of specific top level year categories as of now. You can expect, at the least, the years 2000-2015 to be covered. All major Hot Wheels theme releases, such as Velocity X (2002), Speed Racer (2008), and Team Hot Wheels (2013-2015) will be covered under their respective top level year categories. To accompany this significant layout change, a new theme will be developed that will retain the minimalistic design and mobile-compatible responsive framework, but introduce greater visual appeal to the site.
    The forums will be fully upgraded to the IPS4 suite during the 3.0 upgrades. Currently, the forums are running on a problematic release candidate version of IPS4. Users have reported several bugs that impede the user experience. The forums will be reinstalled with the full release version of 4.0, which will eliminate these critical issues. Additionally, this upgrade will bring the reintroduction of the chat to the forums. The chat feature was lost during the initial 4.0 upgrades, but will be restored with the AccelePedia 3.0 upgrades. Of course, a visual overhaul to the forums will complement the new theme of the main site, and will be jointly developed with the main site theme for the sake of visual consistency.
    The very first version of the AccelePedia was archived during the AccelePedia 2.0 upgrades, and this archive will remain, though it will be relocated to the directory AccelePedia 2.0 will be archived under this directory as well after the initial 3.0 upgrades have been completed.
    Our current timetable for the completion of the initial AccelePedia 3.0 upgrades puts us at a projected completion date of July 17, 2015. From there, we will begin to review what else needs to be done after the initial upgrades are complete. We’re excited for the changes the AccelePedia 3.0 project will bring, and we hope you are as well. Stay tuned for further information and development updates.
  7. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Best driving game?   

    Oh I completely forgot to mention Midnight Club LA. That was definitely another of my favorites. As Tset said, the customization potential was really cool.
  8. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Best driving game?   

    I spent a lot of time on iRacing, but that's really only good if you're looking for a "hardcore" simulator, and you need a steering wheel / pedal setup to play it. Other than that, I used to play NFS: Hot Pursuit 2 for the Gamecube, Carbon, and Pro Street quite a bit. 
    And +1 on Burnout Paradise for sure, I really enjoyed that game. 
  9. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Important Sh*t Update   

    This was an April Fools joke, since no one seemed to actually get that... o.o
  10. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Not sure what's going on here, but...   

    You're damn right you don't know what's going on here. Have you read anything we've said? After two years of the fans not doing what needed to be done, we have every right to blame them. The few who have been active know who they are, but the vast majority haven't, and NO ONE has been consistent. I have never once seen you active here on the forums, so why do you think you can say that you know better? You are to blame because you never offered the proper support, which was actively participating on the forums. We said it time and time again, the best way to show support is NOT donations, not LIKING Facebook posts, but being a fully active member of the forums. The community here used to be thriving with discussion, and we needed to get that back. Since no one was willing to consistently do that, they stabbed us in the back. No one ever truly respected us. There were innumerable people who were hostile towards us, in fact. Why do they deserve respect if they were never willing to show us any? We were the ones pouring our hearts and souls into this, and everyone found it hard to even do the bare minimum. So go ahead and be oblivious to how awful the community is if you really want, but don't tell us we need to grow up until you've tried to go through what we have for two years. 
  11. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: The real bad guys   

    You forgot option 4: The evil AccelePedia administrators. Clearly they're the bad guys. 
  12. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Who The Fuck...   

    You can find my thoughts on the matter right where it took place. I'm really fucking done with this shit.
  13. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Happy Anniversary Speed of Silence 03.19.05   

    hoop trout
    that is all.
  14. AcceleMaster added a post in a topic: Detonation of an Era   

    This may be shocking news to many of you. You probably didn't expect something as bad as this to ever happen. You probably never thought it would ever REALLY get as bad as this. But it has, and let me tell you, it's not a surprise to those of us who have been running things. Not at all. This is something we've been skirting around, trying so desperately to avoid for just about two years now. We've known exactly how tentative the situation of the community has been since the start of this all, and we've been trying to make you all understand that from the start. We never could get through to anyone, and now here we are, just as we warned. 
    These two years went so fast. It really feels like only a short while ago that we were just beginning to talk about how to save the community, and Chris was first formulating The Edge. Man, it just went by in a whirlwind. And it was worth it. It was. Through tough times, impossible challenges, and a whole lot of shared frustration, the 4 of us have forged an unbreakable bond. Our journey really lived up to the journey of our heroes in AcceleRacers in so many ways. I think I can speak for all of us when I say we're grateful for that.
    But like the journey of AcceleRacers, our journey has been cut short by circumstances that are out of our control. We can't shape the community. We can lead it, we can be a guiding light, but in the end it's up to YOU to make the right decisions and live up to our guidance, and shape the community into what it needs to be. The sad truth is that, as a whole, the people in this community are unwilling to do so. We've tried so many different ways to change that and we've simply been exhausted of all possibilities at this point. There's nothing more we can do to save this community. Every community needs leaders, but we mean nothing if those in which we lead are unwilling to follow. We're only half of the equation. The great work done by Chris for The Edge is only half of the equation. You are the other half; the half that decides whether our shared goal of a reborn AcceleRacers and the community is successful or a failure. It seems you have chosen failure. 
    No second go-around this time. That choice was final. You can't take it back. 
    The AccelePedia will remain online for the foreseeable future. I will continue to pay for the server, the forum software, and the domain, and I will continue to perform regular maintenance and upgrades to the main site and forums, as I have always done. However, I am done being involved in this community. You will still see me, and likely Chris and Elton around the forums here and there. But we have very much so stepped down as your guiding lights. We are no longer actively involved. 
    The AccelePedia main site will be our primary concern, and it will continue to be updated with new information. The forums, however, will remain in stasis. We will not continue to develop the forum use experience. 
    I don't really know what else to say. You guys really screwed up here, and it finally killed things. All of you who thought this would never really happen? You were really wrong. It just happened, and it's all your fault.