As you may have noticed, the feedback that came in after we launched the new site, was not overwhelmingly positive.
The site has great potential and a lot of awesome features on the todo list. We realize the execution and presentation of a new QuakeWorld portal for the community was not all it could be.
So we took a step back, looked at our development team... and then we doubled it, Jay Wilson style! (my fellow diablo fans will appreciate that nugget). With help from swi and dimman we can soon present you with a whole new site.
A small preview can be found here
. The site has been build from the ground up (again), with a red thread from this site in terms of features and longterm increased community involvement.
As with everything, we wanted to have this done much faster, but there has been some setbacks along the way. Especially for all developers involved. But We are moving forward in fast paces and really hope to bring many of you back to a stronger foundation for QuakeWorld community growth.
Some highlights of the new site?Forum:
Lets get the biggest thing out of the way first. The forum has been the heart and soul of QuakeWorld.nu for many years and it would be a shame if we did not do everything in our power to revitalize it once again and bring it back to its former glory.
It has gotten a complete design overhaul and I just cannot stop smile when I browse it
We have gone to great lenghts to get rid of the spam problems we have suffered under in the past. Tools are in place to deal with the spam bots that do get through. This is done very efficient and easy to manage for admins AND trusted users. Increased security when registrating should help ease the problem as well.Overall design:
As the forum, the rest of the site has a whole new design and feel to it. Much more pleasant to browse and navigate.
This isn't really a new feature, but I cannot stress the importance of this enough. I'd hate to hype it so much that you would feel less about it when you saw it, but ... I can't help myself. I only have one word for it and that's "Aaaaahhhh".Galleries/videos and other bigger sections:
By this time, the current site was suppose to have plenty more features implemented, and we have all intentions to follow those plans further down the line. We have implemented gallery and videos for the new site (still needs some polishing). But we feel we cannot wait much longer, to relaunch QuakeWorld.nu. The new site will be in continued development and as we finish new sections/features on a dev-site we will move those over to the main site and keep you guys updated.Bugs and pesky annoyances!
Bugs and broken code is something we meet everyday on the intarwebz, but we are doing all we can to make sure the experience on the new site will be as bug free as possible. We have spent extensive time testing all features across several platforms. We know this was an issue for many users on this site, and we would not want to make the same mistake again.Launchdate
So when will it come, you ask? Some time this year for sure!
but what do I know, I'm not making it.
Just kidding, wouldn't wanna keep you in a state of limbo for that long. We do actually have an official launch date. August 29th. Not 'this year' or 'this quarter' but THIS MONTH! That's right folks, this literally is just around the corner.
So now you have one more reason to think about joining us for another great season of QuakeWorld. Draft anyone? Duelmania? HoH? new QuakeWorld.nu portal? QHLAN!?!?
I for one am excited!