WatchNon-threaded

Forums » News & Updates » Read Message

Find out what's been changing with the site lately.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Hi all,

First we accidentally blew it up… but the site has been updated! Here’s what has changed:

  1. The About Us page in Help & Info now has a list of active members who have their own personal trophies! In conjunction, the article on getting your own personal trophy has been updated with new requirements.

  2. You can now preview your storygame in one click from the advanced editor by clicking ‘Preview’ which is next to Save & Exit.

  3. When you click ‘publish’ on a game, you can see the game’s word count in the same fashion that you can see the link and page count. Itching to see the word count of your published games, but don’t want to unpublish them? I’ll look to make that possible in a subsequent update.

  4. Users automatically receive points for having a comment featured, and the storygame that the comment was on will appear in your point history.

  5. There is a link to the minimum site standards both in the ‘create new game’ wizard and the ‘publish game’ wizard.

  6. The warning about creating an advanced game instead of a basic game has been removed, to encourage users to use the advanced editor. The basic editor will likely be made the non-default in a subsequent update.

  7. The sneak preview description has been updated in the game properties page, for transparency.

  8. BerkaZerka now has his own personal trophy.

  9. There is now a 5000 point trophy.

  10. There is now a Community Contributor trophy to reward users who have rewarded the community with incredible contributions and were never reimbursed in points.

  11. Users with more than 5000 points now have their own custom titles. Once chosen, a custom title can only be changed every 1000 points.

  12. Scripting and some CSS is no longer allowed on user profiles.

  13. The Forum Games forum has been replaced by the Creative Corner

  14. You will no longer be able to see the true point score of infinite point users by changing capitalization in the address bar.

  15. Typos were fixed in a number of different locations.

I’d like to take this moment to ask people to really be clear in the Bugs & Problems section. Please give me as much information as possible, so that I have a chance to fix your problem. I’m sure I will have created some bugs in the course of building these changes!

Cheers,
3J

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

The site looks great, nice going 3J!

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
WOOT! Glad we survived the update lol! Thanks 3J & alexp! :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Congrats on the trophy BZ.

EDIT: Also, I never even knew about #14. Huh.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

When I tried getting to the site, it wouldn't let me. I was scared that CYS was gone forever! :(

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Congrats, Berka ^-^

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

The Update is out! Thank the Mods! Thanks for continuing to love the site, 3J. I hope for many moe great features to be added.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Um, may I ask what the purpose of the "Order" on that box on the profile pages is for?

There's Sage, Marauder, Architect, Warden... Hmm...

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
I hope it means nothing and 3J just put it in to fuck with us and confuse everyone. People will be making threads asking this question three years from now.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Great job with these updates JJJ. Was worried about the site for a few minutes there. lol.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Congratulations to Berka and 3J, and all the others who got the new trophies ^_^

When will the Trophy Guide be updated? :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Maybe not for awhile -- sorry.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Ah. Don't apologize o-o

You did a great job with all the updates, and its more of a "I want to see Berka's trophy thing" anyways XD 

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Just look at my profile :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

It's a mustache! I was betting on it being a hammer xD

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Congrats on your trophy!

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

The community trophy looks sick as hell. The only thing is that it doesn't include a description of what it is about along with the other trophies when you click on it. Also, what is the "order" box on the profiles now?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

They do have a description when you hover over them, much like the personal trophies. 

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

What's the order thing on profiles?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I think it might be part of a game of sorts? 

So far I've found 4 different order titles. Warden, Sage, Marauders, and Architects. It seems randomized who gets what.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

LONG LIVE THE MARAUDERS!!!

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

FUCK YES BROTHA!!!

This site will be more divided than america over the last year...

 

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Marauders Forever!

May I suggest you take this pledge? You know for unity purposes?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Uhh... sure?

 

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Just post it on your profile page, pal. Make it official.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

what part?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

He means the first part, where you pledge your life and loyalty to him.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Ah, okay. No biggie then.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Up 'til it says temporaryaccount.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
nooo!!! Do you know what you're getting yourself into??? D:

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Too late, Star. He's one of us now.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

We'll call ourselves the Sage Brothers. :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I like that name xD

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

We'll be unstoppable, as soon as we figure out what the hell it means XD.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
chanbot is a sage which makes total sense

I feel war brewing.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Lol. I think "Architect" is my personality, and I have it on my profile page.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Still curious about this whole order thing.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

A much needed update, but when does Will get his trophy? :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
!!! Yass!! Will! Will! Will!

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

The next update :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I'm curious, will it be a smiley face?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I'll leave that as a surprise.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
xD That would be... Appropriate. <3

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Great work, JJJ! So glad to have all these new features! 

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

What the flippity floppity is an order?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
for when 3J wants to start a CYS war and pit us against eachother at random. Seems everyone is outnumbered by sages though.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Architect master race my friend.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Sages are best :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
this is how it starts. someone record this very moment. "Architects" "no. sages"

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

@jjj-thebanisher

Which class is best? Sages, right?

This is war, Ford.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

No, it's marauders

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

This is Architechts VS Sages. The marauders are gettin into it now? xD

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Nah, it's wardens.smiley (WHY ON EARTH DOES IT SEEM LIKE I'M THE ONLY WARDEN HERE SOMEONE EXPLAIN ?!?!?!cryingcryingcryingcrying) 

 

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I'm a warden, Bucky's a warden.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
2/3 wardens gathered in one thread! pretty rare :D

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I to am a warden

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Yay! Secret Warden High Five ^-^ (Whatever that may be.)

We should totally plan something evil to take down these other orders because we're really outnumbered

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I've found 7 of us.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Good Work! Now, when do we start our uprising

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I mean he is a part of the Sages so...

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I got you fam. War has been declared.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Congrats to Berka for finally getting his well deserved trophy and to JJJ for the amazing trophy!

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
What this update will turn into:

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Wow I love being in the class of the sages even more now xD

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Hail Sages Forever. The Motherland has officially called upon me to activate a rebellion.....one to rid the world of the filthy architects. For years the architects have walked among us, and we've called their people our own! Blasphemy! I have been given a prophetic vision of me, along my brethren, marching across the dunes of the Lounge to face our enemies. I am Prophet Jarius, and I have come to free my people from your dark ways! Today I will mark the beginning of the architect Purge!

"A piece of writing is like a piece of magic. You create something out of nothing." - Susanna Clarke Prophet Jarius, Sage Chant

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I think marauders are basically team instinct

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Architects calling dibs on Valor

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
^^^^

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

10 points to Ford.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
explain orders. you must understand that people will get VERY PASSIONATE about these meaningless unexplained titles. I'm serious there will be war - you've set the fire. What on earth were you thinking? xD

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

This is bullshit, I'm clearly a maurauder, I refuse your attempt to label me

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

It's ok, you're allowed to be a minority.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

war·den

'wôrdn/

noun

  1. a person responsible for the supervision of a particular place or thing or for ensuring that regulations associated with it are obeyed.

Geez, I sound a lot like a goody two-shoes already. BOW DOWN TO ME CHILDREN, YOU WILL LIVE BY MY RULES FROM NOW ON MWAHAHAHAHA

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Thanks for the update 3J. And, you know, for not burning the site to the ground in the process. I also see you've implemented the 'divide and conquer' approach to community moderation by pitting the site members against each other.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
shiiit we were too dumb to see that, and now that we have we're too lazy to care e-e

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Lol. I don't honestly care about the orders unless they do something cool. I'm not gonna hate on someone just because they aren't architects.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
but you should because they're filthy peasantry

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
I guess they wouldn't be intelligent. Wait. Stahp!!! Stop planting evil ideas into my head! ;-;

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Just FYI I'm offering secret sage knowledge to anyone who can have an admin transfer me ten of their points.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
don't fall for it guys! it's just tips on what kind of armadillo food to buy and how to dry hair in less than 3 hours. total rip off

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

...Armadillo food you say?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

long live architects

Excellent job nuking the cancerous and improving this site, 3J! Heh, now I'm eagerly eyeing that 5,000-point title.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Damn that was quick work! Congratulations and godspeed in your endeavour!

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Yay! A new update :) Rekt in Poop, Forums games and Javascript in profiles.

Also, I wonder what 3 Jay's gonna do with the weird order thing.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Ikr. I'm kinda frightened. Why would he split us into factions? :o (Divide and conquer?)

EDIT: I feel like sages then wardens are most common, and marauders are least common. And architects are somewhere in between.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I wish we got to choose. That way it's more fun and dramatic.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
I think choosing wouldn't be as fun because most people would think a particular one is cooler and the numbers would be so uneven.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

3J, unless there's actually a point to this whole Order thing, can my slaves be transferred to the Marauder side of things? I don't need class distinctions getting in the way of my slave empire and it'd be easier to keep things homogenous.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
You can't even get your own slaves to do what you want them to? Pathetic. And to think I actually wanted to join you!

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Lol. I have a kingdom of my own to run. :p

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

@Mayana Join me and I'll give you an advanced position so you can manage them.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

Nuuu!!! Dooooooonntttt dooooo iiiiiit!!!! D:

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
You mean you are to week to manage them yourself, so want me to do it? I don't think that's a good idea, I wouldn't want to turn your own people against you, it's already bad as it is.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Lol. But it makes things more fun and heartbreaking. :) Watching their loyalties and allegiances crumble under the force of darkness and evil. Breaking them slowly until their blank faces have no more glimmers of rebellion. :D

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
I like that the trophy requirements have been updated to meet with the times! :)

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Will11 is already there, but @Killa_Robot you only need to spend a few days rating stories to meet the bar.

Do it man! XD

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
But I need another user trophy as well :(

[The requirement is currently 4].

Though I was being a dumbass and thought I still needed one featured game for some reason, so thanks for reminding me I've already met that requirement lol.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
It's only 1/3rd of active Trophy Holders now and you got 3.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
3. You must have acquired a number of personal trophies equal to at least three-quarters (rounded down) of the active personal trophies. Active personal trophies are personal trophies belonging to members who have signed on to the website in the past two months. You can see which members qualify as active by browsing to the About Us page in the Help & Info section of the website.

---

I think Fleshy and Madglee need to be woken from their state of semi-hibernation and hand out some tasks or something.

EDIT: I think that's actually a pretty neat idea. That's why Seth gave Will his trophy and how the site got Hunting the Ripper.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Active Personal Trophy Holders

These members have contributed so much that they have earned the right to give out a personal trophy to anyone they see fit!

alexp
BerkaZerka
EndMaster
Fleshnblood_78
JJJ-thebanisher
madglee

---

See Killa, you already got half of them XD

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
But the requirement is 3/4, not 1/3.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Well crap... This injustice cannot stand! *pitchforks or something...

v20170001 Update

9 months ago

I, for one, completly objectively agree that the requirements should be set to 1/3...

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Hunting the Ripper? O.O

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
I mean, it's a featured story. Haha, are you just now aware that this is a thing?

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Errr... ^^; I don't often look at longer storygames because I don't have enough time to read it all at once, usually. I just filter it out.

Edit: I'm reading a book called "Stalking the Jack the Ripper" or something. Lol.
And I like reading things in one sitting especially with online things.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Congratulations on your long delayed trophy, Berka.

v20170001 Update

9 months ago
Thanks Bucky (and all the rest of you)!