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Old 04-29-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:31 AM   #2
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Dude, that's pretty fucking badass.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #3
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while i really like the current theme (the grays) it isn't as functional or shiny looking as what you just posted nice job.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
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I said it before earlier, but...

I love how all 9 classes are shown, to get people used to how the characters look in their full models, how there's a game biography to the left, and how you list the current pickup game.

Now, I don't like how there's no FF logo anywhere , how there's no reference to the FF Steam group anywhere, and how the Wiki still doesn't have a tab at the top. (and if it's hosted directly on the website, it should have a tab. Would be a good incentive to actually begin to improve and work on it, which is something that I've been pushing in my time in the community)
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Wow, that looks incredible!

A definite improvement on all fronts.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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web 2.0 shiny gradients and big fonts /unpupular opinion
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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yeah what moosh said!!!!!!!!!!! i support anyone who is against rice.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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It would be cool if there was a section that was "Gameplay" that just had gameplay videos about certain classes, maps etc. Showed the classes roles, what the weapons were good for and such.
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Yeah, there should also definitely be some sort of area for downloads from the game to custom player models, maps, class scripts, vox, etc.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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What Users Want
  • Wiki Button
  • Class Pages
  • Fortress Forever Logo
  • Steam Group Button on Footer

What I plan on Doing
  • Class Pages (with 3D PNG Sprite rotations with each Weapon)
  • Intergating the Wiki Into the site
  • Small Navigation (bit too big)
  • Steam Group
  • Fortress Logo(LAWL)
  • Game Play Intro Page(Will Start The Class Section)

Class Pages

When a user Selects a Class, then a Weapon a short video will be played to show the user how each style is used. User will be able to cycle through weapons, can do 1,2,3,4,5 buttons to simulate in-game experience.

I wanted to keep this Dev only, but I didn't get enough feedback.

Keep posting suggestions and I'll weed out ones with bad UX.
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Wow, sounds great!

And here my friend was saying how crappy the current website is... this will show him.

*edit* As per a suggestion, this doesn't have to do specifically with the website, but a new trailer for 2.5 and for the game in general would be a welcome addition.

Also, a "how to get started" section might be awesome, with tutorials and possibly who to contact for help and such. It looks like something like this is getting implemented already though, so hats off!

Final note: maybe a small section on competitive play within a tutorial section would help newer players understand the reasoning and logic (MADNESS!) behind pickups in general.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:37 AM   #13
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I wanted to keep this Dev only, but I didn't get enough feedback.
Because you didn't have a working image
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #14
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Because you didn't have a working image

That is true :P,but this way I get the community's feelings and not just the devs, not blaming anyone, god damn non-jews!

I should say, "I was looking for a different type of feedback"
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wait ricey actually does stuff here.

what i would add while it might be considered trivial i think it would look nice and be a nice touch. would to make the class in next to the video box random or somehow interactive to the website. (assuming that stays in the final design.)

the buttons don't make them to small i like large buttons.

me and motto/kube were talking and an idea for a database of sorts for maps downloads (and models and skins). this makes it easier for the server owner as right now I wouldn't even know where to begin looking for all the maps. (community sponsored maps as well.) also thought of a models and skins database as well. you know those cool skins and models seem to just disappear after a few weeks why not have a more permanent place for them, could be managed by a community voting system.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #17
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I'll be making the smaller by 10px(pixels), height.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #18
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This is somewhat unrelated, but what about integrating the FF wiki ingame? How about integrating IRC ingame?

For example, on the main menu there could be a option to press "Guides" or "Information" or whatever, and it could take you to an easy to navigate wiki page, right where a player can see map information, class information, general guides etc.

And IRC where they can connect straight to #ff.pickup ingame.

Man i wish this game was popular :S
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This is somewhat unrelated, but what about integrating the FF wiki ingame? How about integrating IRC ingame?

For example, on the main menu there could be a option to press "Guides" or "Information" or whatever, and it could take you to an easy to navigate wiki page, right where a player can see map information, class information, general guides etc.

And IRC where they can connect straight to #ff.pickup ingame.

Man i wish this game was popular :S
You'd be surprised how much an attractive website can do to help draw players into he game, along with the already dedicated community in place.

I firmly stand behind the in-game IRC.
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You'd be surprised how much an attractive website can do to help draw players into he game, along with the already dedicated community in place.

I firmly stand behind the in-game IRC.
personally i know irc can be used on a webpage that you can link to webpage usually is a separate page on a site. instead of having to log in thru a client. (still can't figure it out, I'll try again tomorrow.) I've seen it done unfortunately i have no clue how to set it up or what exactly it is. but that would be really cool.

another thing I've seen done is like a small chat box usually at the top of forums where if your logged in you can comment in a chat box. creating some interaction on the forums when people are on even if there isn't anything that much to post about.

as for in game irc eh cool idea i'd love to see it but it wouldn't make or break the game for me, or really even excite me. however since pickups are organized in irc this could be a really useful feature and well worth implementing i might add.
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