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Negrek 10-24-2017 12:32 AM

NaNoWriMon Testing
Iiiiit's that time of year again! I made some major changes to my "NaNoWriMon" word widgets, and I was wondering whether anyone would be willing to make a couple of test ones to see if they're working okay? You will need an account on the official NaNo site and to have entered a novel for this year in order to do so. In particular, I'm interested in whether there are problems with defining pokémon forms or evolution chains, since that's what I was just working on... so pokémon with weird/complicated evolutions (ralts, eevee, etc.) are especially good to test with!

Sandstone-Shadow 10-25-2017 03:49 AM

Re: NaNoWriMon Testing
Alrighty you've convinced me! I created a project, no idea what the project IS yet but haha I'll figure that out. Do I register like normal on your site? This is my "novel."

Also if you're testing the evolutions, does that mean you'll need a novel with x amount of words to fully test it?

Negrek 10-25-2017 09:49 PM

Re: NaNoWriMon Testing
Awesome! And yeah, the idea is just to try using the tool like usual. Right now I'm just concerned with whether people have any problems with the creation process; since nobody can actually get any words right now, I can only do limited spoof tests of the actual evolution, and once November starts I can look at the actual database to make sure everything seems in order. It's a lot harder to figure out how people trigger errors on the actual page, a lot of the time.

In any case someone said last night that they keep getting errors when they try to make an eevee, which is something I tested SPECIFICALLY because it's so popular (arrgh), and some people have clearly managed to generate them since I updated the code. That's the kind of weird error I'm especially trying to ferret out!

Sandstone-Shadow 10-25-2017 10:25 PM

Re: NaNoWriMon Testing
(or do you mean FURRET out okay I'll stop now)

Alrighty attempt #1: Female Eevee, nicknamed Vivian, set to random evolution. Preview seemed to just refresh the page? There was a little icon at the top of the page already with my Eevee, from the previous page where I put in my NaNo username and my desired Pokemon, and her nickname. Confirm created a little Eevee egg friend.

HTML code so I can get it later for NaNo forums
<a href=""><img src="" alt="qyuarkrien's NaNoWriMon" /></a>

Attempt #2: Male Eevee, nicknamed Lunar, set to Umbreon evolution. I clicked back to the NaNoWriMon page through the main site menu, not hitting refresh or back or anything (maybe I should have tried that? possibly that could cause problems?). Preview seems to do what it's supposed to. Confirm created another little Eevee egg friend :D

Oops then I refreshed the page so now there are two little Lunar Eevee egg friends...

<a href=""><img src="" alt="qyuarkrien's NaNoWriMon" /></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="qyuarkrien's NaNoWriMon" /></a>

Attempt #3: I clicked back and changed "eevee" in the species to "ralts," nickname to Psyfairy and gender back to Female. Still has Umbreon selected as an evo. Hitting Preview seems to behave correctly, switching out the image and the evo choices. Picked Gardevoir as stage 2, "Do Not Evolve" as Mega stage.

! Clicking confirm reverted him to male. I remember seeing a lot of questions in the thread about their Pokemon showing up a different gender.

<a href=""><img src="" alt="qyuarkrien's NaNoWriMon" /></a>

Negrek 10-25-2017 10:40 PM

Re: NaNoWriMon Testing
Okay, so it sounds like the eevee worked fine... still not sure what that other person was having trouble with. Hopefully they reply to my post with more details. =/


! Clicking confirm reverted him to male. I remember seeing a lot of questions in the thread about their Pokemon showing up a different gender.
That is a problem, though! I'll look into it, thanks.

And thanks for being so thorough with your testing!

Sandstone-Shadow 10-25-2017 11:23 PM

Re: NaNoWriMon Testing
No problem! Let me know if you need any more or anything :D

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