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 Post subject: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:38 pm 
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I've got four things I want to say here:

1. Our Forums are beautiful. No harsh colors, everything is orderly, and as far as I can tell, everything works as intended.

2. Pyrathia is beautiful - the entire game world of Shattered Kingdoms is the visually prettiest MUD I've ever been a part of.

3. If you want to see mainland Pyrathia and the nearby islands in all of her (in game) beauty, click here: http://www.shatteredkingdoms.org/worldmap/ (You can zoom in and out, it's like google earth for Pyrathia) The link to this is hidden in our main website. I'm not sure if the map is totally up to date, but I love it.

4. Our Main Website is kind of ugly. I'm afraid I don't know anything about website building, and I understand that making it look nicer and work better would be an intense (and probably boring) project. In the end, I think only three things need to be done to improve the main website: Adjust the Color Scheme to something nice, update the information, and make sure the URLs still go where they need to go.

As the website is right now... I don't really want to tell my friends (all of whom I want to become new players) about the website. I've just been telling them about the game through word of mouth.

- The color scheme the main website currently has is at best bland, or at worst ugly.
- I've seen that some of the classes have been updated (Swashbuckler has their new stances, and juggle - I saw Streetwise on the bard), but Warlock is missing at least dig, and burning hands/shocking grasp are in the wrong spots. In the race section, Minotaurs aren't listed. The Kingdoms Section has got a map for Krychire (with a note saying that a map of the new northern capital will be added shortly), and all of the old starting locations for new characters.
- The last part, the links... most of them seem to work fine, but occasionally clicking on a skill or spell will take the reader to the wrong help page.

Your priorities are in the right place, in my opinion: The Game is amazing, and the place where the players generally hang out (the forums) is great too. The main website is just overdue for some tender loving care. I wish I had the skills to offer, to help with the website... since I don't, I hope this doesn't come across as mindless complaining - I genuinely want SK to succeed, and all I can do is be a positive member of the community, and share what I think needs to be done to improve Shattered Kingdoms as a whole.

(Seriously, if you didn't click that link before, do it here http://www.shatteredkingdoms.org/worldmap/ especially those of you who haven't seen it before)


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 Post subject: Re: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:00 pm 
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Just found this: is it true?
Dwarves on the Main Website wrote:
Their general tendency toward stubbornness makes them loath to try new things, and they therefore learn skills and advance their powers more slowly than normal.


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 Post subject: Re: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:45 pm 
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laeZ1 wrote:
As the website is right now... I don't really want to tell my friends (all of whom I want to become new players) about the website. I've just been telling them about the game through word of mouth.

- The color scheme the main website currently has is at best bland, or at worst ugly.
- I've seen that some of the classes have been updated (Swashbuckler has their new stances, and juggle - I saw Streetwise on the bard), but Warlock is missing at least dig, and burning hands/shocking grasp are in the wrong spots. In the race section, Minotaurs aren't listed. The Kingdoms Section has got a map for Krychire (with a note saying that a map of the new northern capital will be added shortly), and all of the old starting locations for new characters.
- The last part, the links... most of them seem to work fine, but occasionally clicking on a skill or spell will take the reader to the wrong help page.

Your priorities are in the right place, in my opinion: The Game is amazing, and the place where the players generally hang out (the forums) is great too. The main website is just overdue for some tender loving care. I wish I had the skills to offer, to help with the website... since I don't, I hope this doesn't come across as mindless complaining - I genuinely want SK to succeed, and all I can do is be a positive member of the community, and share what I think needs to be done to improve Shattered Kingdoms as a whole.

Your concern is warranted and is no surprise to the staff. In fact, we are already at work to make improvements in this area. Stay tuned!


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 Post subject: Re: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:58 am 
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Dulrik wrote:
laeZ1 wrote:
As the website is right now... I don't really want to tell my friends (all of whom I want to become new players) about the website. I've just been telling them about the game through word of mouth.

- The color scheme the main website currently has is at best bland, or at worst ugly.
- I've seen that some of the classes have been updated (Swashbuckler has their new stances, and juggle - I saw Streetwise on the bard), but Warlock is missing at least dig, and burning hands/shocking grasp are in the wrong spots. In the race section, Minotaurs aren't listed. The Kingdoms Section has got a map for Krychire (with a note saying that a map of the new northern capital will be added shortly), and all of the old starting locations for new characters.
- The last part, the links... most of them seem to work fine, but occasionally clicking on a skill or spell will take the reader to the wrong help page.

Your priorities are in the right place, in my opinion: The Game is amazing, and the place where the players generally hang out (the forums) is great too. The main website is just overdue for some tender loving care. I wish I had the skills to offer, to help with the website... since I don't, I hope this doesn't come across as mindless complaining - I genuinely want SK to succeed, and all I can do is be a positive member of the community, and share what I think needs to be done to improve Shattered Kingdoms as a whole.

Your concern is warranted and is no surprise to the staff. In fact, we are already at work to make improvements in this area. Stay tuned!


poke.

BTW, the link to http://www.shatteredkingdoms.org/time seems broken and http://blog.shatteredkingdoms.org/desc-editor/ did not work for me on either Chrome or Firefox.


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 Post subject: Re: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 am 
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We're still in a soft launch of the page, and we're aware that there are still some kinks to sort out. :) The website has taken a village of current and past staffers to improve, but we're pretty proud of the progress and feel pretty close to finished.

While I was aware about the description editor, which worked at one point but now seems to not, where (page wise) is there a link to the time extension so I can investigate?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:08 am 
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Meissa wrote:
While I was aware about the description editor, which worked at one point but now seems to not, where (page wise) is there a link to the time extension so I can investigate?


That link is from 'help time' in game.


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 Post subject: Re: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:12 am 
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Noted.


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 Post subject: Re: Our Main Website
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:09 pm 
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saxifragaceae wrote:
BTW, the link to http://www.shatteredkingdoms.org/time" target="_BLANK seems broken and http://blog.shatteredkingdoms.org/desc-editor/" target="_BLANK did not work for me on either Chrome or Firefox.


Description editor link seems to be OK.

Mostly commenting as the time link is still not working.
Sometimes I forget and have postits and notes dated with RL time instead of game time. :( Can we please get this looked at? Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:37 am 
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Fine, lets go ban Trag.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:10 pm 
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