The Max/Comp Cape Calculator is now www.maxcape.com!
This decision came about for a few reasons: Better hosting with more freedom on what I can do with the server, A new domain that's easy to remember, and the calculator is no longer buried 2 directories deep on the site. However, cookies don't persist cross-site, so you'll need to re-login and reset your default names.
I realized a while back that the calculator has grown to a size that it's no longer just a personal project, but something that many people use and love. As such, I've decided to reformat it complete, clean up the urls, work on fixing some of the problems that have been popping up lately with not being able to reach Jagex's servers.
Your stats are now cached. This means that when you search a name, it will save those stats, so that the calculator doesn't have to go searching for them on every request. This should save on external requests and even speed up loading times considerably.
Your stats will update once per 2 hours. This means that once you search for a name, the calculator will use the cached stats, as long as they are less then 2 hours old. This unfortunately means you can no longer check your stats, logout of the game, and then check again to see the difference.
If you were to change your name, and then someone search your old name, it will use the cached stats for up to 30 days, and the user will receive a warning that that users name has been changed.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or notice any missing data, please feel free to comment below!
The Max/Completionist Cape Calculator is a RuneScape tool that will help you figure out just how far (or close) you are from maxing your skills. It does this by using your stats in the hiscores. This means, unfortunately, that those not in the hiscores will not be able to be calculated.
Due to a lack of developer tools from RuneScape, it's not possible to track other Completionist requirements. You can do so yourself, however, by creating a profile. Creating a profile is not required to use the Calculator, but it does give you access to some cool features, including: keeping track of your Regular and Trimmed Completionist Cape requirements, setting checkpoints in your skills (displays experience gained since that date on your Calculator page), and just having a cool profile page to share!
You can set a default name on your calculator page by hitting the button to the left of the search bar. This will make it so you can skip past this page in the future and get straight to your calculator.
Thank you for all your support and feedback. I couldn't have gotten this far without you!
Itís you guys that keep it going. Without the userbase I wouldn't have a lot of the inspiration that I get to keep coding; to make more features. Most of my best ideas come from you guys, even if itís just a small word here or there that evolves into something bigger, or a full blown idea that I decide to implement with little change.
Thank you guys for 1,000 users, and hereís to 1,000 more <3
There's going to be some pretty big changes coming up that will affect everyone. These changes will be happening over the next month or so, and I will be transitioning slowly.
That's right, the Max/Comp Cape Calc will be getting its own domain. No more of it being buried 2 or 3 pages back on the site. It will be first and foremost when you visit the new domain. When I start the transition, this domain (theorange.me), will automatically redirect you to the appropriate page on the new site.
The hosting on this domain will be expiring in July, and I have no plans to renew it, as I have no need for two websites. Hopefully a month will be enough to transition. I have not yet announced the new domain, and won't be announcing it until it's ready to be viewed.
Currently, the Max/Comp Cape Calc requests your stats from Jagex's servers every time you request a page that uses them. Unfortunately, the site has grown to a size where Jagex's servers are simply unwilling to support that, and that is what's causing the problems that have been popping up lately (legitimate names not being "found").
By caching the pages, I can control how often requests to Jagex's servers will be. This does mean that you won't be able to check your page, log out, and check again to see the difference. I'm not sure how long the time per name will be between lookups, and I might even do a dynamic model based on how often a name is being looked at, but I'm currently thinking around once per hour. Accounts that are searched that already have 2,496 total level will update less frequently then accounts that don't.
I know we all hate ads, but in this case, they are essential to the survival of this site. Currently, I only have two ad modules up (front page and calc page), and I plan to add more to more pages.
I do promise, however, to attempt to place them in places that aren't in the way or incredibly annoying. If you have any complaints about placement, just let me know, and I'll look into it.
Also, I am exploring the idea of selling ad space to people interested in promoting something RuneScape related. This can include anything really: A YouTube channel, a Twitch channel, a Fansite, a Blog, a DeviantArt page, and much more! If you're interested in promoting something, get in contact with me and we'll negotiate a deal. Pricing will always be reasonable.
My RuneScape Hiatus
As some may know, I'm at a point where I need to start getting a lot of things together, and I feel that playing RuneScape is something that has been holding me back lately. As such, I've decided to take a break. I will still be following it, and making any necessary changes to the site as they come (new skill, new comp requirements, etc). I may even be bringing more Admins on board (there are currently 3 people, including myself, that have Admin access).
Small User Tweaks
The new user system has been up for almost two months now, and I've noticed a few flaws. These will be fixed soon. One such flaw is that how it is now, you can only be signed into one computer at a time. I plan to change that.
Lastly, I've been working on some new features that I have high hopes for.
- A Max/Comp Cape Designer will be able to be found in the User Control Panel
- You will be able to create Forum Signatures to each milestone cape, max cape, and Completionist cape. These will output an image that can be put on a forum signature with provided BBCode, HTML, or Direct Link outputs.
- A completely new comment system for front page posts. I know how annoying having to maintain multiple accounts for one site is, and I plan to create my own comment system in the near future.
I know this has been a long post, but these are very important changes that will be coming soon, and I felt it was important to announce them now, so that people aren't in the dark about them when they happen.
Thank you all for your support and recommendations. You guys drive this site, I just provide it. Without you, none of this could've happened!
- The Orange
As some of you may have noticed, there are now ads on the site. This was a hard, but mandatory decision. I would very much appreciate if those with Ad-Blockers would put my site on your whitelist, but if you don't want too, that is your decision, and I won't stop you.
Unfortunately, I'm in a place in life that I am unable to support myself at the rate I've been going, and I need to make some changes. You can read more about that here.
Those that have made, or will make, donations will soon have it so that ads will not appear for them. This has not been implemented yet.
Please do not spam click on the ads.
Thank you all for understanding,
- Evan (The Orange)
With today's update, you can now calculate to un-achieved milestone capes. On the left side of the calc page, right above the gauge (there is now only one), you will see a dropdown box. By changing it, it will adjust the calculations and anything related on the page.
In other news:
- Improved performance for setting default names. You won't be redirected on individual post views, and if you have one set, a link will appear to take you straight to your page.
- Skill icons are now on the calc!
- Improved social network sharing! All new icons and social networks! You can now share to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Google+!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment below.
As an ongoing effort to make the Calculator great for everyone, I've created a survey where you can leave your feedback!