Random Map Image on Home Page [Done]

Suggestions that have made it through the grind, and have become integrated into the site!

Moderators: Suggestions Team, Global Moderators

Random Map Image on Home Page [Done]

Postby homes32 on Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:18 pm

Concise description:
  • Replace the static map image with a random map image on CC Home Page

Specifics:
  • Currently the CC Home page has a static image of Classic Shapes
  • Replace the static image with a random map image on page load.
  • Possibly have the map roll-over a different map every x number of seconds (slide show style)

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • It will showcase our wide variety of awesome maps.
  • It will not feature any one map creator
  • It will appease those of us that think that the Classic Shapes map is not the best representation of the maps we have to offer.
Last edited by homes32 on Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
-homes32

Highest Score: 1850
User avatar
Lieutenant homes32
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:05 pm
Location: under your bed
Medals: 10
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1)
Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Balsiefen on Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:32 pm

I like the Idea, been thinking of something similar myself
User avatar
Sergeant 1st Class Balsiefen
 
Posts: 2287
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:15 am
Location: The Ford of the Aldar in the East of the Kingdom of Lindissi
Medals: 15
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (2)
Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (2) General Achievement (1) Map Contribution (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby porkenbeans on Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:00 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
Image
User avatar
Lieutenant porkenbeans
 
Posts: 2546
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:06 pm
Medals: 19
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1)
Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (4) General Achievement (3)
General Contribution (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby docidiot on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:24 am

i think this is an excellent idea.
Captain docidiot
 
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:06 pm
Medals: 14
Standard Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby TurinTurambar on Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:30 pm

Agree...great idea! =D>
Click image to enlarge.
image


"Not all who wander are lost." - Bilbo Baggins, of Aragorn son of Arathorn.
User avatar
Major TurinTurambar
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:33 pm
Medals: 18
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (3) Clan Achievement (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Ditocoaf on Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:45 pm

vote yes, but when this was first suggested I think we got a "no," for no apparent reason.
Image

>----------✪ Try to take down the champion in the continuous IPW/GIL tournament! ✪----------<

Note to self: THINK LESS LIVE MORE
Private 1st Class Ditocoaf
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:17 pm
Location: Being eaten by the worms and weird fishes
Medals: 2
Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Stephen Wayne on Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:46 pm

great idea it would greatly improve the site
User avatar
Sergeant Stephen Wayne
 
Posts: 921
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:20 pm
Location: EAST TN
Medals: 25
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (2)
Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (1) Tournament Contribution (2)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Jeff Hardy on Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:50 pm

Stephen Wayne wrote:great idea it would greatly improve the site

it wouldnt directly improve the site
but it would bring in more new players, which would then in the long run, improve the site
General Jeff Hardy
 
Posts: 1338
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:22 am
Location: Matt Hardy's account, you can play against me there
Medals: 17
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby pookey on Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:58 pm

Great idea.

It is obvious to everyone that the current map image on the home page needs to be changed and it would be great to change it to a random map, because as you said it would showcase our wide variety of maps to visitors. :)
Private pookey
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:13 am
Medals: 8
Standard Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Assassin Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Jeff Hardy on Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:00 pm

pookey wrote:Great idea.

It is obvious to everyone that the current map image on the home page needs to be changed and it would be great to change it to a random map, because as you said it would showcase our wide variety of maps to visitors. :)

i think it would be an image thats goes through all the maps, not a random map
General Jeff Hardy
 
Posts: 1338
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:22 am
Location: Matt Hardy's account, you can play against me there
Medals: 17
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby pookey on Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:11 pm

Jeff Hardy wrote:
pookey wrote:Great idea.

It is obvious to everyone that the current map image on the home page needs to be changed and it would be great to change it to a random map, because as you said it would showcase our wide variety of maps to visitors. :)

i think it would be an image thats goes through all the maps, not a random map


What do you mean?? :|
Private pookey
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:13 am
Medals: 8
Standard Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Assassin Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Ditocoaf on Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:15 pm

pookey wrote:
Jeff Hardy wrote:
pookey wrote:Great idea.

It is obvious to everyone that the current map image on the home page needs to be changed and it would be great to change it to a random map, because as you said it would showcase our wide variety of maps to visitors. :)

i think it would be an image thats goes through all the maps, not a random map


What do you mean?? :|

I think he means a slide show of sorts, showing each map one by one. That'd be a good idea, since you'd see at least one map at first, and if you were really interested, you could keep watching and and see others.
Image

>----------✪ Try to take down the champion in the continuous IPW/GIL tournament! ✪----------<

Note to self: THINK LESS LIVE MORE
Private 1st Class Ditocoaf
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:17 pm
Location: Being eaten by the worms and weird fishes
Medals: 2
Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby pookey on Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:17 pm

Ditocoaf wrote:
pookey wrote:
Jeff Hardy wrote:
pookey wrote:Great idea.

It is obvious to everyone that the current map image on the home page needs to be changed and it would be great to change it to a random map, because as you said it would showcase our wide variety of maps to visitors. :)

i think it would be an image thats goes through all the maps, not a random map


What do you mean?? :|

I think he means a slide show of sorts, showing each map one by one. That'd be a good idea, since you'd see at least one map at first, and if you were really interested, you could keep watching and and see others.


Oh yeah i know what you mean now, just like a powerpoint slide show which changed image every 5 seconds or so.

Yeah that sounds like a great idea, as CC's main feature over all over Risk based games on the internet is the wide variety of maps (credit to map makers).
Private pookey
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:13 am
Medals: 8
Standard Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Assassin Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby porkenbeans on Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:29 pm

Jeff Hardy wrote:
pookey wrote:Great idea.

It is obvious to everyone that the current map image on the home page needs to be changed and it would be great to change it to a random map, because as you said it would showcase our wide variety of maps to visitors. :)

i think it would be an image thats goes through all the maps, not a random map
=D> Yes I agree. This is a GREAT idea. =D> And it got me to thinking. hmmmmmmm. :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=69048
Image
User avatar
Lieutenant porkenbeans
 
Posts: 2546
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:06 pm
Medals: 19
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1)
Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (4) General Achievement (3)
General Contribution (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Evan Thomas on Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:21 pm

pookey wrote:
Ditocoaf wrote:
pookey wrote:
Jeff Hardy wrote:
pookey wrote:Great idea.

It is obvious to everyone that the current map image on the home page needs to be changed and it would be great to change it to a random map, because as you said it would showcase our wide variety of maps to visitors. :)

i think it would be an image thats goes through all the maps, not a random map


What do you mean?? :|

I think he means a slide show of sorts, showing each map one by one. That'd be a good idea, since you'd see at least one map at first, and if you were really interested, you could keep watching and and see others.


Oh yeah i know what you mean now, just like a powerpoint slide show which changed image every 5 seconds or so.

Yeah that sounds like a great idea, as CC's main feature over all over Risk based games on the internet is the wide variety of maps (credit to map makers).

this is how rumors get started...
anyway its a great idea- ive been thinking of putting that in.
what i think, though,i is that theres a diff map every time you refresh the page, or every time the page is loaded.
>----------✪ Try to take down the champion in the continuous IPW/GIL tournament! ✪----------<
User avatar
Private Evan Thomas
 
Posts: 47
Joined: Sat May 31, 2008 4:15 pm
Location: Skiing
Medals: 4
Standard Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (2)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby redhawk92 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:51 pm

love the idea
Lieutenant redhawk92
 
Posts: 1096
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:34 pm
Medals: 50
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (3) Polymorphic Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (3) Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (3) General Achievement (4) Clan Achievement (2)
Tournament Contribution (1)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby lackattack on Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:24 am

Jeff Hardy wrote:i think it would be an image thats goes through all the maps, not a random map


Excellent suggestion :)

I put this and a few other options through Google Website optimizer to guage how they affect signups. Even though I screwed up the experiment by accidentally overwriting it with one single video the other day, it was clear that the map slideshow would win!

I may do more experiments in the future but the static Classic Shapes screenshot is history ;)
User avatar
Private 1st Class lackattack
Retired Administrator
 
Posts: 6112
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:34 pm
Location: Montreal, QC
Medals: 9
Standard Achievement (1) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1)
Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (1) General Achievement (2)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page

Postby Jeff Hardy on Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:26 am

lackattack wrote:I may do more experiments in the future but the static Classic Shapes screenshot is history ;)

thats all that matters :D

no offence to whoever made it, but it is one of the worst looking maps cc has to offer
General Jeff Hardy
 
Posts: 1338
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:22 am
Location: Matt Hardy's account, you can play against me there
Medals: 17
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page [Done]

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:12 pm

The new homepage is quite a delight...


--Andy
User avatar
Corporal AndyDufresne
Retired Administrator
 
Posts: 25611
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: A Banana Palm in Zihuatanejo
Medals: 20
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Freestyle Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) General Achievement (4) General Contribution (2)

Re: Random Map Image on Home Page [Done]

Postby GrimReaper. on Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:18 pm

yes but it only shows a few maps not all of them but still it is very nice
Image
When the first Atom bomb test was complete a colleague of Oppenheimer said: "What an Awesome and Foul display of Power." a moment later he added, "Now we are all sons of bitches"
User avatar
Private GrimReaper.
 
Posts: 913
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:15 pm
Location: everywhere
Medals: 10
Standard Achievement (1) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Assassin Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (2) General Achievement (1) Tournament Contribution (1)


Return to Implemented Suggestions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Login