New Website Bugs/Feedback

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Hello Everyone,

if you find an error, bug or some other feedback you want to be known, please post it here or directly DM me on Discord. Thank you very much. I'll try fixing any errors ASAP.

FAF Website Developer

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I like it - Would it be possible to make the first background behind the text like a short gif/video?

Seeing big things exploding, ASF swarm battles and many units moving into enemy PD's always look fantastic. If anyone sees that, he really wants to play.

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Well obviously I'm not Javi but from what I remember the problem is keeping everything small and light so that it won't eat up a lot of bandwidth. And while we tried to make it happen unfortunately getting good looking gif/video while being light proved to be too much. Though I wonder if AC1 could make it work now as last time it wasn't available for any of us.

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@xiaomao literally "We cant afford it, but BAR can do whatever they want"

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BAR doesn't try to pack in an almost full-screen video. They are much smaller, so they can afford to load it.
Animating such a big part of the website would probably be visually overwhelming anyway

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Hey Javi, looks very good 🙂

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@Javi
leaderboard not working, there are only 2 players

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On page of the password reset, captcha is not located in center

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Good Work, Javi!

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I cannot select found player names in leaderboard

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@marcspector you need to press enter, they aren't meant to be selectable (even thou that would be a good idea)

FAF Website Developer

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I must say i hate the "description" of the factions. I get that you wanted to be kinda funny there but imagine reading that as a new player. Sounds like some sort of meme game

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@eternal said in New Website Bugs/Feedback:

@xiaomao literally "We cant afford it, but BAR can do whatever they want"

I can say this from user's side as well, I despise websites that force videos and especially gifs (which should have been banned from existence ever since million+ times more space efficient video formats started existing imo) into them, even large pictures sometimes, because they cause website to take long to load and completely incapacitate you from using internet for anything else during it, not only because of server's bandwidth, but mine too, not everyone has cheap terabit internet speeds to waste on fancy trivialities that add nothing

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Oh, I see that people think it's problem with the website, that is regarding to what I wrote. No it's not. It's exactly as Mach wrote, just cuz we can drop there a 50mb video that will play in background doesn't mean we should. The website should be fast, responsible and good looking.

Unfortunately we didn't manage to get a good looking video that would also be small enough not to chog up the bandwidth of the end user, especially ones with slower connection. Then there is also scalability issues etc.

Though if you are willing to pursue it feel free to do so, I'm by no means expert so most likely there is someone who can whip us a good video, that's small in size while still good looking. In that case I think Javi wouldn't be against having one on the website considering he(or maybe someone else) was looking into it.

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@nuggets said in New Website Bugs/Feedback:

I must say i hate the "description" of the factions. I get that you wanted to be kinda funny there but imagine reading that as a new player. Sounds like some sort of meme game

We are aware of that, and are fully open to changing them when someone comes up with something good. Cuz not gonna lie, some of them were but a placeholders. cough cough sera one.

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@xiaomao How about something like this:

  • UEF - Unite the galaxy using overwhelming force and powerful defences
  • Cybran - Liberate the galaxy with ambushes and trickery
  • Aeon - Cleanse the galaxy with highly specialised units each excelling at a particular role
  • Seraphim - Annihilate the galaxy with smaller numbers of advanced technological units

M27AI developer; Devlog and more general AI development guide:
https://forum.faforever.com/topic/2373/ai-development-guide-and-m27ai-v66-devlog

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I think we've lost the page to change your username..?

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@serpentor if you log in, you can rename, just need to hover your mouse over the nick

queuing with a newbie to show him the beauty of tmm and meeting tagada be like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLcRpdZ0Xb0&ab_channel=Tomoko