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 general1) 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!