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A Community Manager and various improvements.

Postby lackattack on Sun May 07, 2006 10:43 am

I am very happy to announce that Twill has agreed to assume the role of Community Manager. Not only is he a decent player and the first person ever to upgrade to Premium Membership, Twill is an expert on forum moderation and has 3 years experience working with MMO games sporting 250,000+ person communities.

The Community Manager's responsibilities include establishing and enforcing forum guidelines and coordinating a team of volunteer moderators. We have a great community here and this sort of care is needed to keep the forum a useful place for club members to hang out and share relevant information in a positive, laid back atmosphere. Furthermore, the Community Manager will assist in investigating and prosecuting members with multiple accounts. We know who they are, but there's a backlog right now and this will help.

So welcome aboard, Twill!

Oh wait... I'm not done yet. The following improvements just went live:

* Attack From picklist defaults to the most recent conquered country (as suggested by SunTsu)

* In Freestyle (no double turns) games, double turns count for the whole team and not just individual players (as suggested by zorba_ca, RLeary06, kingwaffles, nhulbert and wicked)

* The status icon now shows red if the player is blocked because of a double turn (as suggested by stevesparty)

* Speaking of status icons, they have been replaced with the sexy icons Tr0y made for his handy greasemonkey script

* Don't have premium yet? On your next birthday, simply direct your friends and family to the Gift Certificates icon on the home page!
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Postby Derwiddle on Sun May 07, 2006 10:46 am

Awesome lack! And congratulations Twill! :wink:
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Postby Haydena on Sun May 07, 2006 10:48 am

* Don't have premium yet? On your next birthday, simply direct your friends and family to the Gift Certificates icon on the home page!


Wow cheers Lack... Just in time for my birthday on the 21st of May :D
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Postby wacicha on Sun May 07, 2006 10:50 am

i understood most of what the improvments are did not understand picklist default but sure i will seeit =-= congrats twill with that new system might start playing freestyle again
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Postby qeee1 on Sun May 07, 2006 10:59 am

The picklist default just means that when you conquer a country in the attack phase, the next time the screen refreshes it will have that country in the "attack from" menu instead of the first one alphabetically as it does now.

Anyway good work Lack. Thanks for continuing to dedicate so much time to the site. I'm particularly glad of the team double turns thing.
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Postby SMITH197 on Sun May 07, 2006 11:04 am

you're the man lack! Thank you so much!
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Postby haha on Sun May 07, 2006 11:23 am

thanks lack
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Postby kingwaffles on Sun May 07, 2006 11:23 am

Sweet! Thanks a ton Lack! Congrats Twill! :D
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Postby Hoff on Sun May 07, 2006 11:30 am

I like my steaks like I like my Conquer Club......well done. :roll:
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Postby PaperPlunger on Sun May 07, 2006 12:09 pm

YAY!
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Postby Famous Agent on Sun May 07, 2006 12:47 pm

The changes are all right exept for the double turns one. I find that to be a little extreme.
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Postby Derwiddle on Sun May 07, 2006 12:53 pm

Now that I think about it, Kinda defeats the purpose of freestyle doesn't it?
Complete freedom to take your turn whenever you want?
Maybe the new version of freestyle could be set as a seperate Play-order type :?:
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Postby qeee1 on Sun May 07, 2006 1:10 pm

If you wanna play it that way then play double turns...
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Postby Jota on Sun May 07, 2006 1:12 pm

I doubt that the freestyle-with-double-turns mode will be going away any time soon, if that's really what you want.
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Postby Derwiddle on Sun May 07, 2006 1:32 pm

Oooh, yeah. There are still double-turns, I didn't think of that.

No worries then.
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Postby Marvaddin on Sun May 07, 2006 2:12 pm

Welcome, Twill. Im here if you need any help.

Lack, you are really great!! Our club is better every day. God job!!
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Postby Scorba on Sun May 07, 2006 7:08 pm

With regard to the status icon, is there any chance of having it say blue instead of red? Otherwise you're going to get people assuming someone else has taken their turn already when they actually haven't. I know you can tell from the game log but it still could cause confusion.
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Postby nhulbert on Sun May 07, 2006 9:39 pm

Very professional. It's more geared towards something of the nature of "Conquer Club for the business man" now. I like it.
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Postby zorba_ca on Sun May 07, 2006 9:43 pm

Thanks Lack.

You've done well...again.
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Postby HighBorn on Sun May 07, 2006 9:46 pm

congrats twill....
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Postby SunTsu on Sun May 07, 2006 11:53 pm

lackattack wrote:* Attack From picklist defaults to the most recent conquered country (as suggested by SunTsu)


Great Lack! I thought I felt a change when playing my turns... 8)
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Postby areyouincahoots on Mon May 08, 2006 12:12 am

Twill was a good choice! I'm here if you need me...all the time...no, literally... :roll: ...Thanks for the improvements! Have I told you lately that you're the man, Lack?!?!?
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Postby ZawBanjito on Mon May 08, 2006 2:43 am

Congratulations to Twill, who I know a little bit! I'm going to start up a thousand multis, just to see if he's got the GUTS!
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Postby wicked on Mon May 08, 2006 7:51 am

ZawBanjito wrote:Congratulations to Twill, who I know a little bit! I'm going to start up a thousand multis, just to see if he's got the GUTS!


LOL... like Twill really needs another reason to target you... oh shit, or me... ruh-roh....

Just so you now these accounts are NOT my multi's, they'ere uhh, my roommates and co-workers ... TwillerinaDancerGirl, Twilly-Tu-Tu, TwillSucks, Pain2Twill :wink:

I see this being held over our heads... :roll:
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Postby Darkfire001 on Mon May 08, 2006 8:43 am

Framing Twill :P

Good move Lack, although hopefully not too much discipline in store for all of us.
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