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#1 Guest_Not In Sample_*

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:26 AM

First!!!

Here I am...Here we are..

Two weeks to save our old threads...

I miss jaime on top...BTW, I like it...:-)

 



#2 Old Ben

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:36 AM

The forums doesn´t look too bad. Indeed it´s stylish but a little bit confusing at first glance in my opinion.

However the announcement somehow felt like a dejavu.



#3 Lars

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:37 AM

they are interesting, i still don't see a link for "jump to first unread post" which i still miss very much for the old old forums.



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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:50 AM

Personally i´m missing some cool AGOT avatars or the possibility to use your own avatar, but FFG Paul said they are still moving to the new website, so i guess a man could hope that such a possibility will be created in time.

 

 



#5 kpmccoy21

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:23 AM

Lars said:

, i still don't see a link for "jump to first unread post" which i still miss very much for the old old forums.

I agree that I would really appreciate this option returning.



#6 bloodycelt

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:55 AM

I find this rather annoying.

And no custom avatars?

Why did I bother to register?



#7 Bromen

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:25 AM

Hi Everyone,

 AGoT Avatars are on-line. I will be making some more every week. There is so much great art in this game!



#8 bloodycelt

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:47 AM

The website still has broken links, I can't even pick an avatar for my profile (the link just returns me home).

Is it too hard to ask for folk to test something rather then let us be the beta testers?

Good Bye.



#9 Lars

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:48 AM

you gotta try it a couple of times, though when i get to my avatar selection page (which is not always quickly) i haven't had a problem selecting an avatar.



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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:44 PM

 Hmm...

*Hangs hat*

I could stay here for a while... although, I must say, it's a shot to the ego that one of the first messages I got after signing up was:

No new users want to be your friend.

Wow. Glad my self-esteem is good :)



#11 Kennon

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:24 PM

It's a pretty schnazzy looking place, I must admit. Doesn't feel all that...... AGoT like to me. Very web 2.0/ sci-fi feel. Great for some games, not for others. *shrug*

 

I'd really love custome avatars though. Having AGoT ones is cool and all, but suppose I want Spider Jerusalem?



#12 SatyrnFive

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:01 PM

I'm kind of sad that there were no Arya avatars. :) I suppose I'll wait and see.



#13 Old Ben

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:53 PM

Kennon said:

I'd really love custome avatars though. Having AGoT ones is cool and all, but suppose I want Spider Jerusalem?

 

You see, that way all your problems with a new avatar on the old boards got fixed over night. ;-) And yes it would be fine to identify players at first glance by their custome avatars. That "white knight" really became a symbol for Kennon for me long before i saw the Batman movie. And i liked to use the coat of arms of my hometown it brings some AGOT flavour to the boards for me -  every house has it´s enblem no matter how small it is. ;-) 

 



#14 Kennon

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:16 AM

The sad thing being that when I logged into the old forums last night, my avatar problems had been fixed and I was able to see the new one. *sigh*

But really, Ben's correct, our custom avatars really do become defining features of us, our personality, sometimes our stance in the community. For people that use message boards with any great regularity they are handy to identify posters at the barest glance without taking the time to read their username as well.

Enforce more strict sizing regulations if you must (though that would sadden me if I ever decided to do a card avatar again) but please allow the option of custom avatars for those that would like them. I'm itching to be Spider Jerusalem now more than ever.



#15 vermillian

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:55 AM

Yeah its that whole regulation bit... now you need to have someone argue and complain and moan about their avatar or picture in their sig getting the boot.

You want custom avatars? Go to a non-corporate forum site (do those exist? lol). You want corporate site? Use the liscence and corporate kosher avatars provided, and make your NAME recgonizable, not your 1334 image.



#16 Kennon

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:14 AM

We've had customizable avatars in the AGoT community for ages now without the level of restriction that you suggest is intrinsic to a corporate site.

My name has been quite recognizable in our community for some time now. I was merely speaking from an ease of use function, particularly one that would generate some good will towards FFG.

I'm not even sure what an 1334 avatar might be. 1337 though, yes. I do 5p34k 1337 1f 1 mu5+, I'm just not a fan of it  .



#17 Deathjester26

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:35 AM

I will definitely miss the custom avatars....

Oh well, more changes.  This one I actually like though.  I took advantage of the change to put the vowels back in my name. :)

I find it funny that I can track down, and ask people to be my friends, when I feel like we're all pretty much friends already. 



#18 vermillian

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:27 PM

Kennon said:

 

I'm not even sure what an 1334 avatar might be. 1337 though, yes.

 

Hmm.. must have been some compatability issues with my translator... :P

Good will? Again, if you want risky things like potentially obscene avatars, go to a fan forum. Play it safe and fun here, right? Is that so hard to understand? (UFS community is having a tough time with this too... ugh)

though the lack of private messaging is tricky.. friending and all that... its like myspace all over again! WOO!



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Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:49 PM

Haha, did you have Babelfish translate? It always has problems. :P

 

*shrug* In all the years that I've been a part of the Thrones community, I can't recall an issue that we've had with obscene avatars.  We've occasionally had some inflammatory language, and we once had a username that we self policied, but those aren't things that only official avatars would have solved anyway. I just feel that if we haven't had problems with it before, then we might as well be allowed to continue the tradition.



#20 Deathjester26

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:53 PM

vermillian said:

Again, if you want risky things like potentially obscene avatars, go to a fan forum. Play it safe and fun here, right? Is that so hard to understand? (UFS community is having a tough time with this too... ugh

 

I don't think anyone is having troubles understanding anything (other than why it feels like Kennon is being talked down to as if he's a second rate member of the community that is oddly not feeling like ours anymore).

We get the dangers of private avatars but, as Kennon points out, have done a pretty good job in the past at avoiding any issues and policing ourselves.  I don't mind the change so much, but I will miss being able to see who's posting while quickly scrolling down a thread.  Although, more people will accidentally read what I post, since they won't see my avatar and automatically skip over my pointless posts :)






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