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 Post subject: Whats up in Caretakerland
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:23 am 
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Heya! Just a little update.

I've been working on a patch that addresses some of the long term bugs and bestows some improvements. Some improvements include:
- better party design and control (get your elemental to guard you from melee attacks, pets listed in party overview, etc)
- better party loot distribution.
- improved summoning spells.
- All stalkers (zenpin, hyakuhei, spaz) match the level of the person they are following, and each have their own party role (healer, frontline defender, skirmisher).
- config -stalker to disable zenpin mobs from stalking you.
- A slight mob AI improvement in selecting targets. Mobs get parties too.
- Greatly simplified character creation for new players.
It'll be ready for testing in a week or two.

Roje is working on getting more traffic to the site, and if possible the mud too. Currently about 60% of the people visiting the main site and about 45% visiting the forums decide not to venture beyond the first page. About 5% of all visitors actually reach the play page.

We're hoping to up these numbers a bit by means of making the site a tad more alluring.

Wheeee!
Daan


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 Post subject: Re: Whats up in Caretakerland
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:08 am 
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we've put a temporary site layout change up, if anybody is interested to poke holes in it :P

http://test.dark-legacy.com/index.php/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Whats up in Caretakerland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:10 am 
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celeborn, i have a suggestion.
lets make a page that looks similar to google.
like this:
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intro|forum|...
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Dark-Legacy

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|Enter your name or type new:_ |
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 Post subject: Re: Whats up in Caretakerland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:18 am 
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i know the previous post is a bit confusing.
I think the dark legacy homepage should have the java applet running. Yes, smack right no the front page. Right in the middle. a few links leading to the forum and other info should be very small on the upper left corner like google. This way, new comers who visit DL for the first time are pretty much forced to play.
Based on the statistics, only 5% of the 60% who visited the homepage actually makes it to play page. If we rearrange the homepage my way, 60% of the people will probably play.

If this design is too annoying for regular players who come to the site often (which i doubt). you can replace the applet with a link that says: "Play Now." When someone clicks on the link, it takes them to the applet immediately.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats up in Caretakerland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:20 pm 
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well, i pretty much agree with this actually.

however, the applet ready to go right on the first page would make me think the whole website is a jerk/bully. it'd be rather swell to have a little ajax (i'm not really sure if i'm using this in the right context!) thing so it'd load the applet in the background or somethin', and then just pop up in the main window when the link is clicked.

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