Update 3.3: Multi-player dashboard, map of the week

WarLight has just been updated to version 3.03.0! This update adds a new page under the multi-player tab, called the multi-player dashboard, as well as a map-of-the-week feature.

Multi-Player Dashboard

When you click the multi-player tab on WarLight.net, you’ll find there’s now a new page, called the Multi-Player Dashboard. This page shows your games, open games, recent blog/forum posts, and more.

This page is intended to eventually replace the My Games and Open Games tabs. For now, the My Games and Open Games tabs are still available if you want to go back to them, but they will eventually be removed.

This page has a number of improvements over the My Games and Open Games tabs. For example, each game shows icons that help you identify their settings at a glance. For example, games will show a special icon if it uses custom scenarios, wastelands, modified kill rates, multi-attack, local deployments, etc.

Complementing this page is another new page titled Past Games. The Past Games page allows you to browse through all of your games that aren’t shown on the multi-player dashboard. Previously, this was done by changing your My Games filter to “All Games”. Spitting it out into its own page streamlines this process.

The My Games section of this page will inherit the same filter that you were previously using on the My Games page. A new filter was added to support this page, simply titled Default. This new filter shows all games that you are alive in or have unread chat, excluding all games you declined or where the host removed you. A new sort option was also added, which is always used on the multi-player dashboard, called Actionable. The actionable sort puts all games where it’s your turn on the top, followed by games with unread chat.

The new filter and sort are also available on the old My Games page.

Both of these new pages are implemented in html instead of Flash, which means they load much more quickly and can be refreshed with your browser’s refresh button (F5). This is the first time we’ve had non-Flash pages under the multi-player tab, so a few other changes were made to the structure of the tabs to facilitate this. The sub-tabs (the white links under the main top tabs) and the top-right account bar are now implemented in html as well, instead of Flash. This enables the ability to right-click and select “open in a new tab” in many places that were not possible before, such as the sub-tabs and game links.

The multi-player dashboard page has a hidden feature for multi-day players. When you click on any multi-day game where it is your turn, when you finish taking your turn, you’ll see a a “next game” button to take you to the next one in the list. This makes it possible to play your turn in all of your multi-day games without continually returning to the My Games or dashboard page after each one.

Map of the Week

WarLight now has an official Map of the Week feature! Every week, 5 maps will be eligible to be voted on by the players. The map that receives the most votes will be elected Map of the Week and will be featured on the new multi-player dashboard page.

Here’s how the 5 maps will be chosen:

  • The highest rated map created within the last week
  • A random map that’s never been voted on before
  • The map that got the 2nd most votes in the previous week (or, on week 1, just a second random map)
  • Two maps that are nominated by members. Players can only nominate one of the two slots each week, and may not nominate a map they created.

Bug Fixes

– Fixed a bug that caused the WarLight logo in the upper-left to get split in half if your browser was zoomed in or out.
– Fixed a bug that caused the rematch button to not work for coin games.
– Fixed links to profiles from map reviews.
– Fixed wiki search on the Help tab.
– iOS: Fixed a bug that caused errors on devices that used a right-to-left locale.

14 thoughts on “Update 3.3: Multi-player dashboard, map of the week”

    1. I presume this is because he’s going to make a separate dedicated blog post about the seasonal ladder, perhaps talking about plans for next season.

  1. This is cool. May take some getting used to, but a good idea! Gone are the days of scanning the settings for some sleazy trap or unusual twist.

    +6 (whatever that means!)

  2. Is the dashboard replacing the my games and open games tabs?
    I don’t like the dashboard at all. To little information of to many things.
    I don’t want to see forum info. I don’t want to see promoted games.

    The My games window is missing a few filters to easily find the games I want.
    The open games window is missing the filter of lottery games.

    You may improve the dashboard window, but please don’t remove the tabs.

  3. Great update Fizzer.
    I would, however I think maybe a ‘padding-top: 6px’ property on the settings icons would make the page look less cramped. Also a method to hide coin games, like on the open games tab would be appreciated.

    At them moment I prefer used the ‘My Games’ and ‘Open Games’ tabs because they’re much less cramped, but you’re defiantly going in the right direction.

    1. Alternatively you could add a padding-bottom on the span class that holds the open seat icons – that would probably be easier.

  4. Is it possible to add the old filter “Active games where I am no eliminated” back into the system? I’m now getting results for games I haven’t played in ages, and where I’e been eliminated for ages back on My Games.

  5. I found the design too loaded. There is some re-designing needed there, imho.

    But a more important problem is, the “Design map” button cannot be seen completely. This is how it looks on my screen, the problem is at the top right corner:


    My browser is Torch.
    My screen is 15.6-inch 720p (1366×768 resolution).

  6. The new layout of the dashboard is utter rubbish, Its untidy and confusing, I don’t read the forums nor do I care for them, It should not be on the dashboard, I don’t even get the “Create Game” or “Tournaments” menu anymore,

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