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Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 00:02:46

Jehovah 
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I'm going to leave soon, so I'm going to throw out a few suggestions I have on improving WL and the forums in general

1) Validating Email Adresses

This is by far the biggest flaw on WL. Being able to make an account with anybody's or a fake email is a huge security flaw. For people who want to make alts, validating email addresses will also mean that the player will need to create a new email just for the WL account, which could put them off from making new accounts simply to troll for once or twice. I doubt implementing this will have much impact on number of new players joining the site, since new players are genuinely interested in the game and will provide their real emails and don't mind an extra few seconds to validate anyway.

2) Community

I didn't know about community and ladders existed until a while. Some advertising or something could be nice. The Warlight Homepage is of little use. Could be nice if the dashboard become the homepage for WL, after all, the community is the heart of the game. A few more activities like 'game of the day' or 'official polls' could be nice.

3) Ability to pin forum threads

There are a few pretty good threads here. Right now the rule is that any posts after 30 days is automatically archived. Some very good threads, providing information should be pinned in a separate forum, constantly, with no expiry date. Some good ideas...

Warlight Events- http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=33486
Tutor- Noob School - http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=4362
Warlight Hall of Fame - http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=36610
1v1 Flyweight belt - http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=6366

A nice idea would also be an 'Ask the Expert' thread, where newbies can post questions about gameplay or the game in general and more experienced players can answer, instead of making individual threads every time. I know theres a 'Help' forum but its not much used anyway.

4) Ladder Ratings

I hear Sze and Gui complaining about this every other day. Although I do stall, it seems most people do get quite peeved about it (e.g TWM). While implementing a new formula could be annoying and bring about new problems, increasing the game account by around 5 games will probably solve the problem. Also perhaps all ladder players should start from a base score instead of 0, like 1200 or something.

5) More upgrades

I cant believe that level unlocks stop at lvl52, there are so many more! Unlocking colors, unlocking game creation quotas, ad-free play, more vacations and randomised bonus values!
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 00:20:28


TBest 
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@ Nr. 5 The lvl. don't stop at 52, currently the last level to unlock things is 53, (unlocks Seasenal Ladder).

I believe Fizzer will make all new feuters be something that needs to be unlocked, so it will likely increase as time flows.

Edited 4/3/2014 00:21:16
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 01:25:39


NinjaNic 
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About idea #1 and #3:
Very true, emails must be validated, and your ideas are great!

About idea #5:
I was thinking about this as well a few days ago. Do players unlock anything past 53? Maybe new maps? But what I though of was dividing up the prerequisites into separate parts. For example, a level 10 player can set the level prerequisites, but not the speed or win rate prerequisites. Every 5 levels or so, players earn more prerequisites they can use. I made a uservoice for this.
http://warlight.uservoice.com/forums/77051-warlight-features/suggestions/5721175-divide-up-the-colors-prerequisites-so-you-can-ear
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 04:21:58


Master Miyagi • apex 
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All valid ideas. If only Master Fizzer Had the time. im sure he's busy with whatever he is doing
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 16:19:38


Belgian Gentleman 
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Other Idea: searching maps by map creator

Edited 4/3/2014 16:19:53
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 16:24:09


The National Socialist
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+1 to Belgium Gentleman's prop.
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 17:44:22

Jehovah 
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@The King, not sure how this will work. Are you thinking of a dropdown bar, this wont work because there have been too many mapmakers. If you are thinking of a search function like 'create games', i dont think that will work too because there are many players that share the same name. Actually there is a easy way to search maps by maker. Go to maps page, in the filter box, click 'all', then edit > find, and insert mapmaker's name.
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 18:25:36


Belgian Gentleman 
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Who has created the most maps on Warlight? How much maps did I made? I bet you still don't know. That's why I thought about it.

Here's my presentation how it can look be:

Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 18:30:51

Jehovah 
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did you follow my instructions? the guy with most maps is Sir Nick with 34, You have made 9.

Edited 4/3/2014 18:31:08
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 18:34:42


ChrisCMU 
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I'd love to see a listing of all maps by player, with the ratings next to it (something Fizzer would have to pull).

Actually, that gives me an idea...Fizzer should make a statistics page where you could query these types of things.
Ideas on improving WL: 4/3/2014 18:38:36


Richard Sharpe 
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Chris, why would Fizzer have to pull that information? All published maps are available for viewing to you along with all of the details you requested. Sure, it would be easier for Fizzer to do it but you most certainly could do so if you spent a little time on it.
Ideas on improving WL: 4/4/2014 14:38:29

Jehovah 
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yeah, and i usually choose what maps i play depending on whether i like them, rather than who it was made by...
Ideas on improving WL: 4/4/2014 17:59:30


ChrisCMU 
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A little time? There are hundreds of maps. No way am I taking the time to do that.

It is probably a 5 minute dump from Fizzer. Would take someone hours to do it manually.
Ideas on improving WL: 4/4/2014 18:44:13

Hennns
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I'm guessing it'd take a few hours for Fizzer to make that too.. anyway you can easily find all maps by one player now. go to maps, set maps per page to all, and use ctrl+f to search by name.

For example this let me see all 9 maps by The King :)
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