|Patron of:||Meneth, Sonny Costanzo, Brusilov, Unspoken Knight, Rhaymo, Kolwen, BullGod, crzyrndm|
One of the fascinating things about Ishan is that he always seems to be around or about the get online when a modding question or issue arises. Ishan started his quest on August 16, 2008 - the day he joined twcenter. Knowledgable and always willing to seek for the knowledge that is missing he is the boon for every noob on twc. Is he nocturnal? Maybe. If so, then by morning he has all forgotten about sleep as he has to figure out the next problem while working on his favorite modding projects. Superman? Na... superman doesn't have a PC as good as Ishans. As an engineer and an enthusiastic gamer he has developed an insatiable love for computers and thus often hangs around in the basement, the computer help section of twc - if he isn't busy playing Assassin's Creed or the Witcher. But no game can hold him away for long. The only thing that can keep him away from modding or helping others on TWC is a power outage or his ISP.
As someone who has devoted a lot of time to answering questions in the M2TW workshop I kept seeing posts by Ishan. What impressed me most were the breadth of his knowledge and the pleasant manner in which he dealt with those he was helping . I quickly became convinced that he was ready to be an Artifex so I asked and he accepted. Then as the time to put this application together I quickly realized his contributions went far beyond the helping others I'd been ready to patronize him for. I leave it to the councilors to decide. Squid (in Ishans application for citizenship)
Common courtesy is a rare trait these days. Combine that with continuing efforts at outreaching to help others and you have a true find. Mega Tortas de Bodemloze (in response to Ishans application for citizenship).
To widespread popular dismay, Ishan stepped down from his Moderator position in mid-June, 2012, allegedly due to having time-consuming plans in that other realm known as real life.
He remains a much loved member and is generally the go-to person to answer any question about the website or TW in general. His flashing eyes do scare people from time to time though.
If you have any questions regarding wiki or anything site related then please contact him on his TWC profile.
Like his avatar he is always on the hunt for rule-breaking prey, so you will most likely find him online.
Rejoined moderation back in July 29, 2013 under the wing of Darth Red.
Beyond his dedicated work on the TWC Wiki Project and his diligence as Content Director and as Moderator he is contributing to the modding community by working for several development teams and creating various modding tutorials.
Ishan is working and has worked for various mods, an extract is given below:
Since 6.3 he is member of the development team of the famous Stainless Steel mod as well as developer of the Stainless Steel 6.4 submod Royal Ladies of the Court (RLC). His dedication goes as far as him beeing one of the key persons responsible for earning Stainless Steel the 'Most Helpful Mod Team' award in the 2010 Modder Awards. Aside from his great skill in handling the everbusy Stainless Steel forum he is a steady source of innovations and bug fixes.
Shizoku no Sensō
He is providing invaluable help to Swagger's and cedric37's project Shizoku no Sensō with his troubleshooting skills and general modding knowledge.
Regions & Provinces Mod
Ishan is a member of the development team of the Regions & Provinces Mod which adds 69 Regions and several other new features. This puts him on the same team as modding legends such as irishron and Gigantus. His R&R submod Red Brick Castles for RegionMod 3.0 was part of his artifex application.
Aside from his work for specific mods he has created many guides and ressources, such as:
- Be a Modder: Doctoring of Medieval 2 units
- How to unpack something specific from the .pack files
- How to Add Missing sounds in the Greek firethrower units
- Make a settlement a power centre for training special units
- How to add teutonic castles to all the east european factions both in strat and battle maps
- How to add missing SFX sound for stakes in mods like SS, bare kingdoms and bare geomod etc
- How to get rid of bald generals in Medieval II
- Movement of cavalry in Battle map
- How to add a Mangonel in your mod
- How to get Rid of Bald generals in Medieval II
Total War games owned
|Rome: Total War|
|Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion|
|Medieval 2: Total War|
|Medieval 2: Total War Kingdoms|
Ranks And Awards
|Moderators form the body which performs the vast majority of day-to-day front-line site moderation.|
|Citizen is special rank is given as a reward by the CdeC to those members who make a significant contribution to the Forum.|
|An Artifex is someone who earned their rank through modding a TW game.|
|Content Emeritus||Ex-content Directors who help out & advise content staffers whenever they can.|
|A Content Director is the supervisor rank for the Content Staff's respective branches and as such Content Staff (Writers and Wiki Staff), Librarians and Content Artists.|
|CdeC, now abolished, was a body of 12 Citizens and the Council elected by the Curia to oversee the promotion of new citizens, and to carry out disciplinary procedures against citizens that accrued warnings.|
|Wiki Contributor||Awarded on September 07, 2010 for contributing extensively to the TWC Wiki Project.|
|CdC Service Medal||Awarded on August 15, 2011 for time served as a Consilium de Civitate member for a period of two completed terms.|
|Scribe's Quill||Awarded on August 02, 2012 for time served as Content Staff for a period of two years to two years and eleven months.|
|Site Award||Awarded on November 22, 2010 for winning the 'Most Helpful Staff Member' category in the 2010 Site Awards.|
|Site Award||Awarded on February 07, 2012 for winning the 'Most Helpful Member' category in the 2011 Site Awards.|
|Site Award||Awarded on February 07, 2012 for winning the 'Friendliest Member' category in the 2011 Site Awards.|
|Site Award||Awarded on February 07, 2012 for winning the 'Favourite member of Moderation Staff' category in the 2011 Site Awards.|
|Site Award||Awarded on February 07, 2012 for winning the 'Favourite Staff Member' category in the 2011 Site Awards.|
|Site Award||Awarded on January 01, 2013 for winning the Most Helpful Member Award in the 2012 Site Awards|
|Moderator's Mace||Awarded on March 26, 2012 for time served as a Moderator for a period of one year and six months to one year and eleven months.|
|Novus||Awarded on February 08, 2012 for exceptional contributions to the site in the capacity of a staff member.|
|Modding Award||Awarded on February 13, 2011 for winning the 'Favourite Coder (M2TW)' category in the 2010 Modder Awards.|
|Modding Award||Awarded on February 13, 2011 for winning the 'Scholar (M2TW)' category in the 2010 Modder Awards.|
|Modding Award||Awarded on February 13, 2011 for winning the 'Mentor (M2TW)' category in the 2010 Modder Awards.|
|Asterix's Loincloth||Awarded on April 08, 2014 for demonstrating purity of mind and spirit on TWC, in the pursuit of humour and good times for all members.|
|Graphics Competition Medal||Awarded on September 06, 2012 for winning The Graphics Competition between three and eight times.|
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