Archive for the ‘Site Updates’ Category
It’s been a while since we’ve had a major update here, but we thought we should hip you to some of the upcoming improvements intended for Forumwarz.
A couple weeks ago, the Crotch Zombies went through the long and occassionally painful process of prioritizing all of our suggestions for fixes and improvements. We now have a nicely sorted list, and now it’s just a matter of slogging through them.
Some of them will be really big and cool, but for the next little while we’re going to push some of the simpler, bite-size fixes that people have long been asking for. For instance, you can soon expect to see:
- The ability to be notified by Tubmail when you’ve been pranked
- A “Tubmail user about this post” link in Flamebate
- Upon being pranked, seeing a link to the pranker’s profile right then and there
- Search improvements to Flamebate, such as being able to sort by date (!)
- An “ignore user” feature on IDC (sorry Hobart, that ability never did exist for admins, I was just screwing with you)
These fixes may seem somewhat obvious, but when you’re building a site as large and feature-rich as ours, they sometimes get overlooked! So as we focus on these community enhancements, you should gradually see a stream of improvements to the community aspect of Forumwarz, which we consider essential. We’re continually trying to improve the experience for our players, and that’s The Difference Between Forumwarz and All Those Other Crappy Web-Based RPGs™.
Oh, and there’s also a gang-bang of Domination, Forumbuildr and Leaderboard improvements on the horizon. So look out for them! (No seriously, look out for them, they’re really big and they’re right behind you…oh god, look out look out oh shi–!)
It might be a level 1 forum, but don’t let that fool you about its hilarious content. Our latest forum build is Society for Creative Historical Revisionism:
Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Vikings rode dinosaurs into battle against Stalin’s werewolf army? Sadly, mainstream history doesn’t allow for these kinds of facts. Historians use fuzzy methods of research and “facts” that give us the dull stupid truth. Books tell us Anne Frank didn’t win the Minnesota Iron Man competition three years straight and that Ghandi wasn’t actually Mata Hari. Well, we here at SCHR don’t believe those books…because we believe books were never invented. Join us today.
We’re trying to get our loyal users to nominate us for a * award.
We’ve created a thread on Flamebate where you will get a special prize if you bump the thread after nominating us.
With your help we can spread the word about Forumwarz and make the world a much worse place!
Tonight I deployed a change to the way streaks were being handled in the database. It’s quite simple now compared to the way it used to be:
- By pwning different forums in a row, you increase your streak
- If you repeat a forum, the streak resets
- If you do not complete a forum (die, chicken out, whatever), your streak resets.
Every 4 forums you pwn, you will be rewarded with an E-Peen(tm) and pistachio scoops.
Now I did my best job migrating all the old streaks over to the new system. However, there may be some speed bumps at first, as streaks that worked before no longer might work with the new system. Also, it’s always possible I’ve introduced new bugs.
If your streak breaks, please report it as a bug using the report a bug tool. I have the capability of fixing your streak, so it is not a permanent loss!
The important thing is to report anything fishy so we can figure it out. Having said that, I looked through the top players and it seems to match up perfectly. Here is a list of the top streakers, in case anyone is interested.
This week’s forum build is special in that it’s the first one that has been published automatically! (Okay, I held its hand a little, but it was done with no manual settings.). It’s also hilarious, and you should check it out:
Need to know where to find the best porn on the internet? Need a good torrent? Or would you like to find the closest adult store to your basement? Our trained guides at FapQuest can direct you to any of these places, whether it be on the internet or not!
It’s also our first forum to ever feature user designed topic icons. I like this one because it’s practically NSFW:
Next week’s build will be Society For Creative Historical Revisionism!
Starting tomorrow at 12PM, you will be able to submit Icons in ForumBuildr for each topic. You know, the little icons to the left of any post in the game.
Each icon must 60×15 in size, and represent the three topics chosen for the current build. This week they will be “Porn Shops”, “Websites” and “Directions.”
I’m really excited to see what kinds of icons you guys come up with. If some are really good, maybe we can integrate them into Flamebate proper.
Tonight I launched a new Style builder for ForumBuildr.
Previously, you had to type in your own HTML Cascading Stylesheet, and each element had to inherit from a particular element.
Now, you can use a forum and choose options and colors using a rich interface. The options are a bit limited right now (although the color picker allows for a lot!).
Going forward, I plan to add many more options to the style builder. The important part was getting the technology out there and letting us play with it. If you have any requests for things you’d like present in drop downs let me know!