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#1 Post by Flame » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:58 pm

Random game & smallmaps on the homepage.
What do you think?

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#2 Post by Flame » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:16 pm

I've left only "Random game" option with smallmap. Cause to much graphics may cause a big page load delay.

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#3 Post by Jamiet99uk » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:32 am

The small maps on the right look cool.

Having a small map for a random game you're not playing in, is kinda pointless.
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#4 Post by bo_sox48 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:00 am

Agree with Jamie about the maps on the left but I like the one on the right. Have you pushed a branch to the webDip Github? If you haven’t, please take the time to do that for me. All three devs (jmo, Squigs, and I) are short on time due to some positive real life matters so it may take us some time to check it out but I would like to pull it down and see how that works.

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#5 Post by Flame » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:02 am

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:32 am
The small maps on the right look cool.

Having a small map for a random game you're not playing in, is kinda pointless.
The idea of "Random map" block - is to make a visual teaser for the rookies who are new to WebDiplomacy and to restrain him from leaving the site. Cause, when a new player register to the site - he is redirected to the homepage, where he find out an ascetic scene and immediately leave the website...

Yes I will send a code to github.

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#6 Post by Mercy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:41 am

Looks good. If the point is to tease new players, you could show a random game on the right if the player currently is not in a game.
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#7 Post by Octavious » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:15 am

I'm not sure how good an idea a random game is. Many of our games are great, but others... not so much. We wouldn't do ourselves any favours by attempting to entice new players with the prospect of an unstoppable juggernaut slowly carving its way through a couple of civil disorders, the inept, and the globally furious. :razz:
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#8 Post by captainmeme » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:33 am

Maybe show a Featured Game in that section instead of a random one? Like, the mod team could select a number of games that could appear there and then it randomly selects between them. Kinda like the old League of Legends client would occasionally pop up high level games you could spectate on its homepage.
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#9 Post by Flame » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:42 pm

captainmeme wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:33 am
Maybe show a Featured Game in that section instead of a random one? Like, the mod team could select a number of games that could appear there and then it randomly selects between them. Kinda like the old League of Legends client would occasionally pop up high level games you could spectate on its homepage.
Hmm.... smth like The Final Game of the recent tournament to be placed here or "The Biggest points Pot game of the server"...

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#10 Post by RoganJosh » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:43 pm

Like the Featured Game. There is already the start mark for the largest pot games, right?

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#11 Post by Flame » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:49 pm

Or maybe there we should place "random New game" or the best variant would be "Random game where substitution is needed"

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#12 Post by bo_sox48 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:30 pm

We can feature Pacifist Diplomacy as the longest running game, I’m sure that would be a lovely preview.
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#13 Post by Flame » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:36 pm

I've done 3 random NEW games in the left column (I think this will help to collect the needed amount of players for the game more faster).

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#14 Post by Flame » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:06 pm

3 RANDOM NEW GAMES IN THE LEFT COLUMN
https://c.radikal.ru/c07/2007/54/266c38ce1b6c.png

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#15 Post by Jamiet99uk » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:31 am

Flame wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:06 pm
3 RANDOM NEW GAMES IN THE LEFT COLUMN
https://c.radikal.ru/c07/2007/54/266c38ce1b6c.png
Seriously, you are obsessing about the wrong thing.

What evidence do you have that new players are leaving the site after registering, because of the lack of information on the home screen about random games that they cannot join?
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#16 Post by Flame » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:33 am

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:31 am
Flame wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:06 pm
3 RANDOM NEW GAMES IN THE LEFT COLUMN
https://c.radikal.ru/c07/2007/54/266c38ce1b6c.png
Seriously, you are obsessing about the wrong thing.

What evidence do you have that new players are leaving the site after registering, because of the lack of information on the home screen about random games that they cannot join?
Ok! I agree with you.

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#17 Post by Flame » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:32 am

Ok. I put to the left side block with "Featured games" - one game randomly picked from the 3 top active games with the biggest money-pot.

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#18 Post by Flame » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:25 am

bo_sox48 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:30 pm
We can feature Pacifist Diplomacy as the longest running game, I’m sure that would be a lovely preview.
May I post the code right here not to Github project?

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#19 Post by bo_sox48 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:58 pm

Pushing it to the open source project on Github is standard.

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#20 Post by Chaqa » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:08 pm

Flame, could you use a different image host? Maybe imgur?
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