Hey guys as you might know I've been building the new website for better use and more functionality for the guild. I've already made a thread about building the website and will continue to post in it for major changes but I wanted a new topic about actually moving there and some of the basic functions it has. Hope I can keep it concise enough so I won't hit you all for 9000 damage with my wall of text.
Website Adress / RegisteringCurrent new website adress: www.painkillerguild.com
In the future the only way to register is to apply to the guild. This is for new members but as we have many who haven't registered yet but are in the guild it seems a bit redundant to write an application
Therefore you can join the website instantly if you go there and make an account.
Important: We're going to require that people add their GW2 character to their account so we'll have a good and clean website roster which should reflect the ingame one. If all is working right you shouldn't be able to join the website without adding your character. (how to add your character should be somewhere at your profile) Make sure you sign up now before the app system is back in place.
The Gunnar's Hold TS3 server is really fine however having a place on our own is always a nice thing as we can just do whatever we want in it. Therefore I bought us a 15 slot TS3 server. On the website will be a TS3 viewer so with 1 visit to the website you can see who is online on TS3 from the guild.Details: gw2painkiller.enjinvoice.comPassword: quaggan
Main New FeaturesThe Event/Calender System
New on the website is the new calender system. On the calender will be put events and it will be seen on the frontpage even. What you have to do in order to participate in an event is to sign up for it. You can for example click on attending, tentative or not attending. You can also assign one of your characters to it.
This will mean event organisers can see more easy whether people are coming or not and how the situation looks. For participants it's just one click to tell the organisator that you are coming to the event. Win Win! Everyone can make events and put them on the calender. Gallery
All screenshots can be posted in one gallery with different albums. Everyone should be able to create their album or add screenshots in existing ones. There's also a showcase on top of it randomizing the screens put in the albums. Shoutbox
We've already been using the shoutbox on the new website and this shows what a great thing it is to have. Easy communicating outside the game.Forums
Not really new but still ofcourse essential to the website. We'll just keep on doing what we do here on there.
Unfortunately we couldn't transfer the database (damn host doesn't permit it
) so what we have to do from the moment we switch is:
- Gather all important topics and maybe repost them again
- Gather all screens posted and put them into the new gallery (like I did a bit)Other
And there are so many functions which makes life easier and so much more potential. Work is never done on the website so we'll always try to improve it more and more.
What will happen now?
Everyone can slowly start moving there and if they want even start using the website. The basic functions are all set and it should be fully operatable. Let's just assume the website is still in beta ^^
Here's a list of what I intend to improve:
- Theme (Header, make background compatible with higher resolutions than 1920*1080, etc)
- Forum icons customization
- Guild info page written and ready
- Enjin recruitment filled in so we'll also be recruiting on the enjin main website
- Lots of little improvements, maybe switch some modules here and there.
- Anything that comes up after I posted this
Thanks for reading guys xx