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oops, we dropped it.
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:21:48 pm »
So, everyone[ish] knows about the log-in tab and where to find it, right?


Well I noticed that on the old design it was at the very tippy top of the forum banner. Now it isn't.
This somewhat explains as to why a lot of newer people are running into the issue where they cannot connect, because they didn't see the announcement.

It's on a locked thread and no longer put on display.


The proposal is simple:

Put it somewhere at the top of the forum section, because at this points no one really goes to the 'home' page. Especially if you're looking for help in the help section.
Maybe even add in a thread and pin it in there too, concerning the log-in page.

It'd save time.
It wouldn't obviously stop people from not finding it, but it would make it a helluva lot more obvious.

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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 07:28:54 pm »
the play game tab at the bottom leads you to the log-in page, do you mean that or something else?

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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 07:32:15 pm »
the play game tab at the bottom leads you to the log-in page, do you mean that or something else?

where?

i can't seem to find what you're talking about.

edit:

now i get it.
but it  is probably mixed up with the download pages as... i could've sworn those were both the same thing.

like i said, it should probably be more obvious.

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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 08:24:27 pm »

It's in pretty plain site to me. Unless like Rat said you are talking about something else...? I'm pretty dumb so...
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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 08:31:04 pm »

It's in pretty plain site to me. Unless like Rat said you are talking about something else...? I'm pretty dumb so...

it's incredibly non-obvious as to what it even means.

i personally thought it was a weird second page for downloading things.


on the old forum it was obvious:
at the top of the screen where you couldn't miss it, it said 'go here to be able to connect'.
this isn't.

especially when there are young and non-observant people in the community[myself kind of included], it'd just be a bit peachy if that was either brought back totally to fit the new forum theme...
... or something similar.

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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 09:10:54 pm »
Yeah personally I never liked that bar. Looks way too out of place.
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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 12:50:20 am »
As said before there's already a button that leads you straight to the log in page;

Just gonna yoink and use your screenshot right quick-


It's literally right there. Now, granted, yes it could be put further up on the list and not tucked away off into the corner over there. Perhaps it could be moved over next to the Download button or nice and snug up against the Home button? That way it's one of the first things you see.

Throw down some different combinations and see what looks good?




1. Home + Play Game + Forum + Staff + Manual + Download + Rules + Official DA + T's C's & Priv Policy

2. Home + Forum + Download + Play Game + Manual + Staff + Rules + Official DA + T's C's & Priv Policy

3. Home + Forum + Download + Play Game + Rules + Staff + Manual + Official DA + T's C's & Priv Policy

4 .Home + Forum + Rules + Download + Play Game + Manual + Staff + Official DA + T's C's & Priv Policy

5 .Home + Rules + Forum + Download + Play Game + Manual + Staff + Official DA + T's C's & Priv Policy

6 .Home + Forum + Rules + Play Game + Download + Manual + Staff + Official DA + T's C's & Priv Policy


Or any other combinations you can come up with.



Just an idea if it's even possible. I'm sure it would be though. What do you think?

As for the old box that lead to the connect screen, I personally thought it was a little to clunky to be there all the time. It was great for the time being, so it stood out to notify members of the change and be able to get access to the information behind it, but now that time has passed there is no need for it to be there anymore.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 01:03:36 am by Ame88 »



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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 04:07:25 am »

As for the old box that lead to the connect screen, I personally thought it was a little to clunky to be there all the time. It was great for the time being, so it stood out to notify members of the change and be able to get access to the information behind it, but now that time has passed there is no need for it to be there anymore.

as long as we have this log-in tab, i do believe that kind of 'clunky placement' is necessary.
hell, maybe even adding an announcement to the in-game log-in menu that says 'double check you have the tab open'.

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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 04:51:24 am »
I agree, the "Play Game" tab is ambiguous, I first thought it was a way to play the game inside the browser. We can write in the Bulletin.cfg that the tab must be open and where to find the tab.

Here's the bulletin modified to inform about the Play Game tab:


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You must log into%https://feral-heart.com/login/index.php%and keep that tab open while you play.%%It can be pasted into the start of Bulletin.cfg. Feel free to modify this bit of code, the division symbols act like the Enter key.
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Re: oops, we dropped it.
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 06:15:49 am »
I never found it to be too hidden. Top of the page, "Play Game". I always assumed that meant to play the game, whether I knew how or not. I do think that there needs to be an obvious note on the actual program itself, kinda like what FlyingGrass suggested. Just something like "Must keep Play Game tab open while online" or something.

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