July Site Update: Now Hiring!

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I would kill for a good "This is how you fly a liberator and not suck dick" PS2 guide, a guide for ESF's would also help, but could wait till the ESF update
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Looking forward to the mobile update myself. Having the giant Samsung Galaxy Note as a phone helps navigating and reading this site, but doing anything with the comments (even simply voting up) is a complete pain in the ass, even if I super zoom.
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I can actually write about LoL, but hell, i don't know anything 'bout e-sports. Is that fine?
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Moar Dota coverage!
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Write something the represents what you have to say on the topic, and send it in. There is no other requirement.
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Ugh, why are you still using NFS? What's next, AFS? Sheesh. Use CIFS/SMB already. :)
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I would love to read the ramblings of a schizophrenic person, I hope this guy/these people get hirededit: Nt was showing up as AyoKeito for some reason
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Where do we contact you guys?
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I mostly access this site via phone and consider the layout ideal for it. As it is presently better than most mobile sites I access, such a change would likely be unwelcome and would result in far more breaks at work spent idly bored or sending annoying alliance-wide mails. For the sake of my alliancemates' sanity, don't do it.
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Why the hate for NFS? it's a mature protocol, that has support across all major server OS. CIFS/SMB isn't so mature, and some features have significant trouble with it. The reference standard's also not from someone who has a vested interest in it being only somewhat supported.
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Cover Eternal Crusade!It's still in the beginnings, but hey It's 40k MMO, based on sandbox and Player created content!http://www.eternalcrusade.com/They will open forums this week, and probably show game engine used
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Some of our LoL guys focus on LCS, others just focus on guides and gameplay tips, or patchnote analysis. You don't have to do /everything/ in LoL, you just need to be able to write in an entertaining way that our readers enjoy.
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I also love how the site displays on my mobile device as-is. Just please be sure to include a "View as regular web page" option so we can opt out of the gimped mobile version if we so choose.
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However, the 'standard' issue no longer matters. CIFS _is_ a standard now. It's also pretty light weight. Of course, I have no idea what you're using NFS for exactly, but lsyncd, or even AFS would be choices (personally) long before NFS would be. Plus, CIFS/SMB is a great deal easier to hook into Winders if you absolutely need to than NFS is. Additionally, CIFS configuration is a lot simpler by comparison. Simple syntax errors in /etc/exports (like for example having a space between the mount point an the rw resulting in the share being read only) can be frustratingly hard to find with NFS. Lastly, NFS is not particularly secure. Your only way of securing it is via firewall rules and authentication voodoo. SMB (in recent years) has become much better about that than it used to be. Enough so that I personally am of the opinion that it's now better than NFS.
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CIFS is a terrible protocol. I wish we had NFSv4 and sane ACL management at work.
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yo im a pro tweeter hire me and ill do pr, see my 2000 likes as reference ok
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k lol, need a 500m isk reference fee plz.
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As they say, "Fake it 'til you make it."
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Thanks! To give you a better idea of what I mean... The main issue generally has to do with how close the ^, v, Edit, Reply, And Share> buttons are together. Even if I zoom in to maximum, when I press on the screen, it still wants to hit one of the other buttons. Larger and/or better spaced buttons will go a long way towards alleviating that.I also get some weird text box view clipping when typing out longer replies, but I think that's more of an issue with the Android browser than anything else, since it will sometimes do that with other text boxes.Thanks again!
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this is one of those cases where I think hmmmmmmm this could be something fun to do but then i think hmmm maybe I suck at writing and I just don't know it lol
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Thanks for the great feedback, I'll keep it in mind when working on the comments section.
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guess not many people are interested in Serenity so i will pass :(There were 2 titans sunk in 2 hrs a couple of weeks back but no one wants to write it,,,,
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Write it anyway, and if you can't get it published, just stick it on a blog somewhere, and then you've got an example of your work to point to next time you want a writing gig.If it's good, it might get picked up anyway.
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I've used both, and they're both fairly good at what they do. I prefer SMB because it's just easier to set up and secure, but that's probably because I've got more experience with it.You're going to run into hardware limits long before your file protocol has an impact, otherwise you'd just use iSCSI.
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Sounds good, bring it on! :D
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Comments are kind of a pain because they're managed by Disqus, an external comment plugin common on sites these days. When Disqus is slow, our comments are slow. The site's servers itself as usually blazing fast due to Solo Drakban's magic.
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There are many things I like about the Chrome (mobile) browser, but there are many negatives, too. This is one big one.
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I'll gladly betatest if you want, evemail works best if you're interested.
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War Thunder and Star Conflict
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I know that MWO is in a rough spot with the Meta gaming but I'm a bit disappointed by your coverage of it. With 12v12 on the public test servers, a nerf to Alpha boats and balancing of SRMs coming out this month and there is nothing on this site. Please don't force me to crawl through the messy forums for this info.
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You may rest assured it is on my radar. I am a huge fan of 40K and I know Mittens is (either that or he collects books he never intends to read). I'm going to be doing a review for Space Marine tomorrow or the next day, since it's on the Steam Summer Sale.
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I'd love to see Star Conflict covered.

A Month of Chaos

June was a wild month at TMC. One of our editors moved across the country and lacked internet for an entire month, leaving the EVE desks to their own devices. Meanwhile, Marc Scaurus and I experienced our first E3, which was a wild event on a number of levels. While in LA, we met Tegiminis—who was also covering that show—and promoted him to editor in the aftermath. Another major pickup for the site is Sun Win, a former Wired columnist—not just a ~games journalist~ but an actual real-world writer with industry experience. We're delighted to have him on board, not merely for his words but also for his counsel.

Amidst all of this, the largest war in recent EVE history broke out, pitting the staff of the website against each other (sorry, guys!) while trying to maintain coverage. The kind of motivated writer who seeks out a position at TMC is coincidentally almost always involved at the leadership level in their alliances, so some of our staff have been too busy fighting in the war to actually write about it. We've persevered, though, and covered most of the major combats thus far.

Sadly, we experienced our first major service outage in almost eleven months of continual uptime. An NFS issue brought the site down for about six hours on July 7th. As it happens, our server admin was on a business trip to Germany and had just gone to bed when the server fried, and his pager didn't work in Europe. We apologize for the outage, but I console myself by saying eleven months of uptime is a pretty good record.

Adventures in Webdev

We have three major development projects remaining before we can consider the site feature complete: implementing a new staff backend based around CKEditor, making the entire site mobile-friendly using responsive design, and adding a forum so we can build the community up. In June, we implemented CKEditor, are about 60% done with the forum, and are midway through responsive design.

CKEditor is all backend, staff-facing development. The old TinyMCE-based writing interface was horrid, and we're delighted to have it gone. The CKEditor upgrade was mostly a Robus Muvila project, with some Irumani CSS help, and they're both Goddamned Heroes for it.

Responsive design is all Irumani, and he seems to be making excellent progress. It is entirely possible that we could have it done by the end of July. Similarly, the forums are a joint project between Irumani and Solo Drakban, and mostly need a little additional CSS before we launch them.

Other Games

We periodically change up our coverage of games here on TMC, following our hyper-competitive PvP demographic as they move between titles. It appears that MWO and DUST are, politely speaking, encountering some difficulties of late. We're curious to see what other titles our users would suggest we look into covering. Star Citizen is little more than vapor at the moment, though there's substantial interest; War Thunder and AirMech have also been mooted as options. Sound off and let us know what you'd like to read about.

Hiring Streamers

We're always looking for charismatic streamers who know how to work a crowd. As anyone who's spent time watching Twitch knows, streaming isn't about merely playing a game well, but interacting with your audience in an engaging way. If you're interested in joining our stream team, email us an example of your work (personal Twitch channel or YouTube) to staff@themittani.com.

Hiring EVE Reporters, League of Legends & PS2 Writers

It's a new month and that means new hires! To apply, email staff@themittani.com with a writing sample of ~800 words covering the game you're interested in applying for. Compensation is 125m isk per published piece, and you should be able to produce at least two pieces a month to avoid being purged. 

EVE Online: We've got a very good stable of feature writers for EVE, but we'd like to get more battle reports and war coverage from a wide spectrum of talent. The southeast and northeast are of particular interest, if you happen to be involved in the DD vs DS southeastern war or the SOLAR vs N3 conflict. We could also use some more CFC or TEST writers, as many of our veteran writers are too busy actually fighting in those wars at the high level to stop and pen battle reports.

League of Legends: Seminole Sun is a hero of a writer and took our 'top writer' prize in June. That said, we could use more LoL coverage—not just e-sports writing, but guides, tips, patch analysis, you name it. I am continually surprised by how hard it is to find good MOBA writers. Prove me wrong and apply today!

PlanetSide 2: PS2 is doing quite well, and we'd like to have coverage beyond MLG and game update analysis; in an ideal world, that would include guides, videos and metagame discussion. If you think you've got what it takes, drop us a line.

The Mittani
Goonswarm Federation CEO, Space Tyrant. Likes yoga, Alaskan Malamutes, bacon, and delegation.