So there is a substantial update coming to Xenforo very soon, it is currently in the last stage of beta, so I'm expecting it in December, or January at the latest. It is the first large feature update since Xenforo 2.0 was released last year.
Some of the news:
As you would expect with push notifications, you do not necessarily need to be viewing the forum when the notification is received, nor does the browser even need to be active, as demonstrated here:
Naturally, clicking on the notification will take you straight to the content. Also, it can be disabled if you do not want to use it.
Gives you a preview of the url content, which includes the page title, metadata logo, description and favicon. Such rich previews add more context...
The program is intended for content creators looking to cooperate in building up our communities. Currently we are looking for streamers and video content creators, though this may be expanded in the future.
With the unveil of the Alpha 1 combat trailer, I decided to share my analysis of the trailer to highlight noteworthy elements and discuss them in detail. In case you missed it, you can view the full trailer here. The key points that I took away from the trailer are below, followed by my thoughts on each of them. Please let me know if you enjoyed reading this article, I'd love to do more of these in the future!
Potion Launcher Physics
ADS (Aim Down the Sight)
Weapon Swapping & Reloading
Mobile Casting & Mobility
Sonar & Stealth Counters
The closest combat system that this can be compared to is Wildstar. I’ve created a simple visual...
In preparation to the coming Alpha 1 start, and NDA lift, in mid-September, we are introducing:
Media of the month contest!
Every month, users can vote on their favorite media (image/video, anything in the media section). Was it a cool picture of a massive city sige? Rare cosmetics? Anyone can vote, and anyone can upload their own candidates. The first contest will start when Alpha 1 starts!
The winner will get a cool MOTM ribbon above their avatar.
As a bonus, the winner of the first contest will also get a free 3-month premium membership. Later winners may also get some cool free stuff, though this can vary from month to month.
The MOTM vote button, which can be found inside most of the categories in the media section.
Improved media section
We've added a lot more categories, to make it easier to...
After a long time of developing, I am pleased to announce our newguild list! This is in an effort to make it easier to find a new guild, or recruit to your guild. Of course, as it is brand new, there are not many guilds there yet, but I hope that very soon it will be packed with guilds! The AoC Dungeon strives to be the best website for your Ashes of Creation needs, and this is just one of more stuff to come. This is the first edition of the guild list, and it will be improved further as feedback comes in.
You can filter the search on the front page, to limit the search. Only a few filters are added now, but more coming as needed.
Promoting your guild in the top image slider
You may also promote your guild in the top image slider, for more visibility. For now, until there are at least 15 guilds on the list, it will be given as a first come, first...
Good news everyone! 7 months after going live, The AoC Dungeon is now an official Content Creator for Ashes of Creation! I have some pretty cool plans for the site, and I can't wait to show you. Our main focus will continue to be providing quality news content and articles. In that area we have recently also gotten a new editor on our team: @Kirby . You should check out her fantastic newspaper if you haven't read it already. Of course our website has lots of other interesting features, and some big ones that will be revealed very soon...
Also don't forget to check out our Discord channel, in which we have seamless integration between the website and discord with real time notifications!
Thank you to all the fans who visit our website, post in our forum/discord, follow us on Twitter, and in...
Hello dear readers! You may have noticed two new pages that has popped up in the header navigation, called premium and donate.
The premium membership is similar to the popular Patreon service, where you can run a paid membership for your fans. The fans get a few nice perks, while also helping the site financially. So with this post I'm going to explain a bit more about this program and what options there are to support our community, if you wish to do so.
On this page you will get a breakdown of what is included in the different premium deals. Two of the options are subscription types: 2 months at $4.00 ($2.00 per month) and 1 year at $18.00 ($1.50 per month). This is similar to many Patreon services, which runs at $1-5 per month. Then you have the last option, which is a permanent lifetime plan. You pay a one-time fee of $40 and then you are set for life It also...
It has now been a while since our latest status report. So time to get a briefing out to you guys!
What has happened in the last 2 months on the website and with new features
We now have 80 registered members! And soon hitting 600 posts.
We have gotten a moderator, @Shunex, which was previously a moderator for the official forum/discord. He has helped me a lot with the site, I am very happy and grateful to have him on the team! PS: We are still looking for a News Writer as staff member, check this thread for more info.
New raffle system. Automated, with tons of customization options. It is working great, I'm very pleased.
You can now upgrade your account to Premium Member, which will gain some cool perks, as well as support the site and its future development. We rely on donations and user upgrades to keep this site alive, and keep advertisements out of here.
More perks will come later. You can also give feedback to this (and request other perks) in the feedback forum. Do note that all core features of the site will always be free, and this is a completely optional!