It’s that time again. Welcome back to our bi-weekly community update!
Player Council event – March 8
On March 8, the final player council call for this term is taking place. In this call, we will summarize both the results of the first term, as well as statistics and improvement ideas for this project.
We’re looking forward to meeting with 5 Inner Council members for the last time in their current term and to get hands-on feedback regarding their experience. 🙂
This week, we released version 2.158 for browser. The mobile version is still pending approval and will be released once both Android and iOS versions can be published in the respective stores.
For the browser version, we removed the chat from the main user interface, after it had been deactivated for several months due to technical problems with Flash components in the outdated implementation of the chat. Seen as less than 5% of our active players have tried to access the Chat in the meantime, we have decided to use the development time for more pressing matters than reworking this unpopular feature from scratch.
For the second part of this update on browser side, we reworked notification items to make them more understandable and added information on the destination city of supporting units arriving in one of your cities.
On mobile side, we took the next step to finishing all prerequisites to enable our mobile players to share their live conquest reports: Parsing of the BBCodes associated to those live reports so that other players’ reports can be viewed in the app. Once that is out and running, all that is still required will be the report visibility management and the implementation of the actual sharing function in the app, so stay tuned for the next updates!
Next version preview
The sprint work for version 2.159 will be completed this week.
In this version, we finished the preparations for our next upcoming event. Furthermore, we implemented an “invisible anchor” for some interface elements and changed some CSS rules in order to attempt to keep the potential interface issues while using third party scripts lower after a change of positioning of select UI elements. Of course this will not help for any interface change, as we do not offer official support for these scripts, but it should at least lower the inconveniences introduced with recent minor UI changes.
Last but not least, we followed a suggestion brought up in the community a while back and changed the background of island names in the farming village overview. This should make it easier on the eyes to navigate to select islands and find the cities located there.
For the app, we implemented BBCode handling, as well as a list of all live conquest reports that are set to be shared and functionality to add these to messages and forums.
The current update schedule for v2.159 is as follows:
Tuesday, March 20: NL, SE and SK market
Wednesday, March 21: international roll-out
The following statistics represent activity between February 22 and March 7:
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