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Site and forum proposals

Discussion in 'Age of DNA - Suggestions' started by baklava151, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. baklava151

    baklava151 New Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    Is there going to be some kind of chatroom going for this?

    I was thinking a forum chatroom. Doesn't even have to be this forum, could be through steam or anywhere else, just a place to talk about this project. I don't know, we'll see what everyone else thinks
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 20, 2015
  2. King_Kadelfek

    King_Kadelfek Administrator Staff Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    ... like some kind of forum? XD
    You mean, specifically in realtime?

    My problem with chats are that they are short lived. It doesn't help with information retention (people have to repeat the same things all the time).
    But it's usefull to get a quick answer to a problem.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015
  3. Sykodeus

    Sykodeus Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    I understand your point of view about the chat, yet it has some pros.
    Having a chat available during the alpha could be nice, since we could share ideas/bugs and try messing with them.
    It does not retain information, but some (most?) people will not share information on a forum but will on a chat.

    What might also happen is you create a chat, and nobody uses it, but well, at least you'd have tried.
  4. BattleProgrammer

    BattleProgrammer New Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    Creating a chat (maybe IRC? maybe password protected?) shouldn't be a problem by itself.

    I think the problem at such an early stage of development is submitting the bugs and suggestions to the developer. He can NOT be on chat permanently, and many ideas mentioned in the chat will never be posted here.

    That being said, I support the creation of a chat. Building a community is much easier through a short lived, fast paced communication than a forum. It's cool to just hop in chat and talk to people.
  5. Sykodeus

    Sykodeus Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    (Also, if you know how to add a favicon to the website, would be great, since like having my bookmarks without a name)
  6. King_Kadelfek

    King_Kadelfek Administrator Staff Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    Ok, I will put a chatbox / shoutbox to the site. It seems like there are plugins available for Xenforo (the forum system).
    Example:

    above or below forum list view.png


    I was a professional site developer, so I know how to do it. And I also forgot to do it each time. :F
    I just added a favicon to the site.

    2015_01_20-God is a Cube - Official site-22h20m13s.png

    If you see something else missing / strangely done, or have an idea or proposal, don't hesitate.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
  7. Sykodeus

    Sykodeus Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    Is it normal that it does not affect the forum ? I still can't see it.
  8. King_Kadelfek

    King_Kadelfek Administrator Staff Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    Because I don't have put it yet. :p
    Tomorrow Wednesday (January 21st) I will code several things I prepared for the game. I think that the shoutbox will be up between Thursday and Saturday.
  9. BattleProgrammer

    BattleProgrammer New Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    Sounds good to me.

    But please don't get your priorities mixed. The alpha comes first, then all the nice-to-have things in this forum. The community of this game is very small at the moment, and thus minor stuff like late favicons etc. will be forgiven.
  10. King_Kadelfek

    King_Kadelfek Administrator Staff Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    I looked closer at the Shootbox system. It got a lot of options, which is nice, but it also needs configuration. I will put it up after the first rush of Alpha coming to the forum.
  11. apeh

    apeh New Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

    I too don't think a chatbox is necessary myself for the same reason King gave, since it is difficult to refer back to for any useful comments and will probably just end up being used for irrelevant chats, but saying that I'll still use it when it gets added either way

    Overall I haven't got any website/forum issues, I think everything is fit for purpose right now - the only improvements I can suggest are purely on design but at this early stage it doesn't really matter
  12. King_Kadelfek

    King_Kadelfek Administrator Staff Member Age of DNA - Alpha member

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