opkossy wrote: »
A lot of the features the original editor had were stripped down after those of us doing some extensive testing here showed just why they weren't such a good idea to have (IE: We could spoof the identities of staff, completely change the page, block functions of the forums, and so on). For a while, the editor had been completely disabled and they seem to now be slowly re-introducing it. BBCode does seem to be fully functional here right now, aside from the odd issue with signatures where some people seem unable to edit them while others don't have a problem. That issue's getting looked into, however, so with any luck it won't remain a problem for too long.
The current layout is definitely lacking in terms of readability. The gray on gray on gray doesn't do it many favors, links being indiscernible from regular text, quote boxes having colors too close to that of a normal post and lacking a proper border to at least make them stand out, and so on are all issues with that. At the moment, Asterelle and NRGLG from the PWI forums have provided tools to ease that and make things much more bearable until the staff get to the forum's appearance and fix that up. Considering the many other issues they have to deal with (PMs had to temporarily be disabled due to a major issue found with them, for example) combined with the fact that said alternatives have been provided, for once I don't feel a need to pressure them too much on that end.
Regardless, specifics do help far more than not and I'm glad you gave a bit more detail this time. They have been trying and it's shown. It's far from a finished product, mind you... and they honestly should have actually tested this (I can't say they should have been thorough because plenty of problems were evident from day 1 that weren't touched until recently) way back when it was just for Swordsman, but it's too late to really be going on about that.
As for being jaded, I've been here from the start as I've been playing the first game under PWE's umbrella since said game was in beta. The PWI community in general is jaded to the point where we expect nothing but disaster regardless of what we're told and we're so used to said disaster coming to pass we don't really bat an eyelid at it anymore. At least, to my memory, NW hasn't had to go without a CM for 4+ months at a time on more than one occasion.
krittycat wrote: »
Or have multiple CMs disappear without so much as a word.
I think the closest newer game to what PWI has dealt with is BLR, and BLR's might be a worse situation because of the type of game it is.
ambisinisterr wrote: »
Oh yes we did. It was before launch though.