As you may remember from my previous post, Rabi-Ribi will be getting a kinda huge update pretty soon.
Unfortunately, something came up and added a bit of delay to the actual release.
No estimated date as of yet, but it's progressing well. French translations are nearly done and are awaiting a final proofreading by one of my buddies.
As for rabidb, I keep working on it at a slower pace.
Some may have noticed the addition of the Twitter feed on the right side (left side if window is smaller, and at the bottom if you use the mini version). I believe it will prove useful in giving some quick information in regards to what's going on.
I'll be pushing frequent mini-updates to the website as well (noted as a release 19.8.X number) to add some tweaks here and there.
You can also expect map/item data to be fully done by the time the update hits the stage, so stay tuned for that.
I'll leave you off on a teaser image posted by GemaYue regarding this next update.
Since it has been some time since last official release (24 days ago), I thought I'd drop by to freshen the page up a bit.
Thankfully, progress on Release 19.8 is going very well! You could expect the new version to be up and running by the end of next week. I'll try to avoid being too busy during week-end so I can fix possible bugs on the spot. Time management became quite an issue after I decided to take this heavy workload contract, but I'm doing my absolute best to keep everything updated.
As a little tease, here's what Release 19.8 will contain:
Lots and lots of fixes
Major overhaul of the comment section of each page ( + a little bonus page )
Changes in some of the styling effects of the base of the page (menu, header, etc..)
I'll take this opportunity to drop in shameless advertisement for my Patreon page (Link is here). With very low and realistic goals, you can help me support the website and gain small benefits.
You can follow everything that will be added/fixed/changed as I progress in the next release (that little list up there is nothing in comparison!). Higher Patreon rankings can even help shift the development of the website by suggesting stuff, whether it be functionalities or styling effects. You also get a neat little badge on your web username to show everyone else that you're a supporter!
Looks like we recently hit some pretty important milestone.
Rabidb now has over 200 registered users !
I was gonna wait until February 3rd to actually mention it, but I couldn't wait. (Those who can guess what is special about February 3rd, you get a cookie ). As such, I guess we'll have to go into recruitment mode.
If anyone is interested: A moderator spot will be opened.
A moderator needs to logon the website (and stay logged [aka be in the 'Online Users' list]) once a day (being active).
A moderator needs to know the game well to be able to answer users' questions (in the form of comments mostly).
A moderator can approve new entries written by users (or delete them...).
A moderator can edit anyone's entries (to add details or add as many inbound links as possible Cocoa).
A moderator can add/remove pictures/videos/gifs to anyone's entries.
A moderator has access to the Admin Lounge, a page created for website management.
Of course, granting so much power to someone I barely know is hard for me, so...
If you're interested in having such position, add me up on steam (see my profile for link) and we'll talk a bit.
As the holiday season approaches, I'll tend to be even more distant from working on the website.
Before I get hit hard with those 110+ hours of work / week, I'll try to get some job done over here as quickly as possible.
Dynamic "What's new?" section (updates live)
Raw frame of a Message Board
Waypoint creator (for the maps)
A little more work done on the new-to-come User Page (still postponing...)
I'm always eager to see how things turn out when I release new stuff, and I surely can't wait to get some work done on the map waypoints.
Speaking of which... The Memory Card Game page has been officially opened. Be sure to give it a try whenever you feel like it
Lobby information too 'textual'
No way of going back to a disconnected / abandoned game
Everything related to the User Tracker (online users, notifications, popup, etc...) stops working after the App Pool is recycled (IIS stuff...). Happens whenever the website becomes inactive (no active page loading) for a few minutes.
When writing an entry, you should get a weird result when attempting to Preview it.