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akebia



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As the game exits ?, will there be any plans to change the forums?

I don't know if the Ocean Masters' duties will change the way the forums work. I don't know if paying customers will react the same way to "On The List" or "Honk! Honk!" I don't know if the eventual plan to tie user's accounts to forum accounts is going to be implemented, and how that might affect the forum. I don't know how many tips from old versions of the game are going to remain useful. Oh, so much I don't know! Techincal and social options abound! Who can enlighten me?

If there are going to be changes, though, I want to suggest another: that the "Forums" link in the page header not go directly to a listing of forums. Rather, I'd like to see a page reminding users about the FAQ, about the search functionality, and about the tenor of the forum.
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Jota



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akebia wrote: 
I don't know if the eventual plan to tie user's accounts to forum accounts is going to be implemented, and how that might affect the forum.


Aren't they already linked? I didn't have to sign up separately for the forums.
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akebia



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Jota wrote: 
Aren't they already linked? I didn't have to sign up separately for the forums.

Er, more strongly linked, I should say. Like having your avatar dressed as your pirate currently is, or some such thing.
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akebia wrote: 
Jota wrote: 
Aren't they already linked? I didn't have to sign up separately for the forums.

Er, more strongly linked, I should say. Like having your avatar dressed as your pirate currently is, or some such thing.



I like that idea. Have the default avatar just like your pirate like when you login to choose which character to login is. Just make it the default so people can have that if they like, but they could change it to their spiffy other avatar if they wanted.


Put it on the list. ;)
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Akebia wrote: 
Rather, I'd like to see a page reminding users about the FAQ, about the search functionality, and about the tenor of the forum.


That sounds like a good idea.

I don't know if anything solid has been said, but I have assumed that with Ocean Masters and the release of the game, that the layout of the forums and the direction of each individual board might be more firmly set. In addition to moderation by official OMs -- who, obviously, will be trying to maintain a certain level of civility here -- I don't think it would be out of line to bump some of the wiser players up to mods in order for them to maintain tips or FAQ sections, so that these remain up-to-date.

Aur wrote: 
Put it on the list. ;)


It's already there. I think Akebia was pulling from an old, old idea by one of the Ringers.
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