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#1 CruciasNZ

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:08 AM

Welcome to Gothic Wars 2.0!

Just a brief run down of some of the things you need to know to get you off the ground with 2.0.

  • Almost no Private Messages were converted from 1.0 to 2.0 due to a bug. They will be brought over later (if possible) as we're waiting on a support request from our software vendor
  • Not all Avatars converted so you may need to upload it again
    • You need to re-upload your avatar in order to get the site fully working anyway as the Profile Photo serves more functions than Avatar did.
      • e.g. Your Avatar will appear on the sliding banner above when you re-upload it
    • Note: 2.0 supports Gravatar
  • Signature limits are now enforced programatically
    • 1 Image (500x200) and/or 3 Lines of Text
  • GWRS 1.0 Groups will be deleted on the 1st of January 2014
    • Group Leaders need to make their 2.0 group before then
    • Group Leaders should make new forums with the same names as their old ones so we can transfer all their old posts for them - we won't have to see the posts to move them after all
    • There are no Faction Banners in 2.0 for the foreseeable future
  • Blogs have limitations
    • Premium members, Admins & GC only
    • Blogs need to be Moderated before they go live
    • All ranks can view Blogs, but only those who make them can comment on them
  • The "Last Post By Guest_<Name>" thing on the Categories displayed on the Forum Index is an artifact of conversion and as we post more things it'll dissappear
  • You can connect (and register) through Facebook, Twitter and Steam
    • This is found in your User Settings (drop-down arrow beside your name)
    • This allows you to share to Facebook & Twitter quickly
    • This allows you to update you status and tweet from GWRS (drop-down arrow beside your name)
  • There will be bugs
    • I spent 8 hours setting up Group permissions, so there will undoubtedly be things I missed or got wrong. When we collapse down the number of "Forum Groups" (from 70 -> ~ 8) we'll be redoing and rechecking them all, if you spot something let us know.
    • Fancy Forum Icons (Yellow Book icons on Forum Index Categories) will be done later, for now we're using generic ones (aforementioned Yellow Books)
    • Friends-lists might have duplicated, if you use them then you may want to check them
  • Some features are not currently enabled for the purposes of speedily getting 2.0 launched
    • Awards
    • Subscriptions
    • Market
    • Tapatalk
  • Head Mods and Admins are now the same group
  • Custom Background might not work for everyone, they will work after the purge January 2nd 2014 though
    • Custom forum layout may not work for everyone either
      • There are 3 'Styles' of Forum Layout to choose from - click the Tools menu bottom right

If you have any questions, feel free to submit support tickets or post in the Website Discussion or Community Help sections. This time around Support Tickets can be found in your "Client Area" accessed from the Profile Menu (drop-down arrow beside your name).

As the conversion took a lot longer than I thought I will do more detailed guides later.

 

~Cru


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#2 CruciasNZ

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:33 AM

Just had another thought.

On the forum view there is a side-bar with Groups and Teamspeak on it, you can expand and collapse all that by hitting the little '...', '<<' or 'x' symbols


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#3 LeadCrazySam

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 02:34 AM

TL:DR. 

 

Can you do a derp version?


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#4 CruciasNZ

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:28 AM

TL:DR. 

 

Can you do a derp version?

No sorry you must be this >< crazy and >< intelligent to use GWRS


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#5 LeadCrazySam

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:32 AM

Well, fuck.


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