Web team (lack of?) progress

tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
edited July 11 in General Discussion
Hi,

It's been 3 months since these forums launched. Since then, I can't think of any consumer-facing deliverable that have been implemented by the web team since. Am I missing it? I know there are a plethora of projects - Improving the clarity around purchasing packages and not being able to play right now; improving navigation on the home page; bread crumbs on the store; referral system.

Seems odd. Can we talk about it?

Thanks,
- tug

Comments

  • arzosaharzosah Member, Leader of Men
    The ability to change display names.
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  • shoklenshoklen Member
    The ability for badges to stick around longer then a fleeting maiden in the night... would be nice.
  • tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    edited July 11
    edit: totally didn't just put that reply on the wrong post
  • CROW3CROW3 Member
    Probably priorities.

    Massively ambitious mmo backlog > website
  • neomirneomir Member, Braver of Worlds
    No name change
    No polls
    No LOL button

    None of the above supersedes the game itself, but I assume the web team are not the same as the game development team so we should get updates concurrent with each other? I am happy we have a working forum again, would like to see an improved forum, but would much prefer to see some dates for the game testing.
  • arzosaharzosah Member, Leader of Men
    the LoL button and polls were intentionally removed.
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  • tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    edited July 11
    CROW3 wrote: »
    Probably priorities.

    Massively ambitious mmo backlog > website

    Those should be distinct teams with different project backlogs.

    I raise the issue because the non-progress is almost to the point that I wonder if anyone is even working on it. It wouldn’t be a big deal if no one was (game first and all), except that the staff keeps indicating that there is a Web team.
  • shoklenshoklen Member
    The "Web Team" is just Fred, age 63, and just learned HTML 4.0 from watching youtube videos and wiki reference documents... Give the poor guy a break. :smile:


    (I'm joking for those of you without a sense of humor)
  • neomirneomir Member, Braver of Worlds
    edited July 11
    arzosah wrote: »
    the LoL button and polls were intentionally removed.
    I missed where they gave a reason why they did this?

  • karthoskarthos Member, Braver of Worlds
    neomir wrote: »
    arzosah wrote: »
    the LoL button and polls were intentionally removed.
    I missed where they gave a reason why they did this?

    Probably because people made 100 polls a day for the same 4 topics.
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  • arzosaharzosah Member, Leader of Men
    edited July 11
    neomir wrote: »
    arzosah wrote: »
    the LoL button and polls were intentionally removed.
    I missed where they gave a reason why they did this?
    Toast explained why the LoL reaction was removed in this thread
    https://forums.ashesofcreation.com/discussion/42538/bring-back-the-lol-reaction-to-the-forums-comments-back#latest
    edit: found the explanation for polls getting removed
    https://forums.ashesofcreation.com/discussion/comment/193618#Comment_193618
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  • neomirneomir Member, Braver of Worlds
    Fair enough if the functionality was misused then it is not worth having in the forums...


  • tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    edited July 11
    Misused? Not sure about that. The old forums with the gamification were much more active.

    Absolutely people achievement hunted for post count, badges, and different things. But did that matter? People were still here more. Isn’t that what you want to when you grow community?
  • arzosaharzosah Member, Leader of Men
    edited July 12
    I can't remember many polls that were really misused, though it wasn't uncommon for the responses to be biased.
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  • dygzdygz Member, Braver of Worlds
    :D
  • nagashnagash Member, Leader of Men
    The forums are a mess but I doubt they will do anything
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • karthoskarthos Member, Braver of Worlds
    It would also be nice if badges stopped dropping off randomly, only to be earned again, and dropping others off. Probably not an intended feature.
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  • tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    Because I am keen on the topic, I noticed it wasn’t in the newsletter for any new hires for web team. Then I noticed that they are hiring two people for the web team. I’m assuming at this point that they don’t have any actual web developers. Interesting area for high turnover.
  • LieutenantToastLieutenantToast Administrator, Moderator, Staff
    Hiya folks! I replied to our friend @tugowar on Discord about this, but figured I'd drop in here as well :blush:

    Once the forum relaunch was wrapped up, our web team shifted over to working on more of the back-end infrastructure and fixes needed to support our upcoming Apocalypse tests. While I know Margaret has quite the list of web requests for refreshing and improving our website (and I also have forum requests like badge fixes for when we get the resources available), right now the primary focus is on prepping for that upcoming testing!
  • karthoskarthos Member, Braver of Worlds
    @LieutenantToast

    You should hire Spiderman for the Web Team.
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  • tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    Wait-and-see. Got it.

    PS The reply on discord was in a confidential channel on a different but closely related topic.
  • nagashnagash Member, Leader of Men
    why am I not surprised
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • caelroncaelron Member, Braver of Worlds
    Well, to be fair - I'd rather have a working game than a working forum website. So, I like this!
  • nagashnagash Member, Leader of Men
    caelron wrote: »
    Well, to be fair - I'd rather have a working game than a working forum website. So, I like this!

    why not both? I mean that is why you hire a web team
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    The dead do not squabble as this land’s rulers do. The dead have no desires, petty jealousies or ambitions. A world of the dead is a world at peace
  • zinniezinnie Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    Its a problem when you are essentially double dipping your web-team as back-end techs. You have to allocate manpower to the higher priority task (Apocalypse)
    The result of that priority is the lack of progress on the website/forum front and an ever increasing bug list that they will have to tackle once they are done with Apoc.
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  • shoklenshoklen Member
    I know this isn't the case, but I can't shake the feeling the back-end of Apoc is built using Dreamweaver.... :tongue:
  • tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    My take on it is that they are responsible for all user authentication across all platforms.
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