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⚡️ Forum Hierarchy / Suggestions

EIusiveEIusive
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edited 3:51PM May 6, 2018 in Suggestions and Feedback
With the recent changes to the forum, I personally think the hierarchy is a bit unorganised and needs a few changes, so this is like a suggestion/feedback post.

The reasoning behind the proposed hierarchy below is to improve the experience for new users and regular posters. New users should first see the introductory/general sections, where as a regular user will generally be mainly be involved in 'Community' followed by the other sub forums.

News And Announcements
- Official News
- Contests & Events
- Resources & Forum Rules

Community - Moved to top.
- Introduce Yourself
- General Chat - Moved from Gameplay Discussions.
- Guild Recruitment
- Fan Media
- Off Topic Discussions

Gameplay Discussions
- Game Guides
- Classes - Internally needs changing, layout example below.
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UGC
- Housing Creations
- Outfit Designs
- Music

Help & Support
- Bug Reports - I suggest adding a prefix system, users must select a prefix before posting a thread, categorising the type of bugs reported.
- Tech Support - Add a User Hotfixes subforum, for major issues, workarounds can be pinned here to reduce an influx of threads/tickets
- Suggestions & Feedback - Moved from Gameplay Discussions.

Add Breadcrumb
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Comments

  • DrYoshiyahuDrYoshiyahu
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    EIusive wrote: »
    Archer | Why is this class so strong?

    I wish. :(
    EIusiveSherri
  • EIusiveEIusive
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    edited 12:36AM May 4, 2018
    EIusive wrote: »
    Archer | Why is this class so strong?

    I wish. :(

    You sure didn't miss my inside jokes.
  • OlujiwanOlujiwan
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    This a thousand times. I honestly don't understand why community is below the rest.
    EIusive
  • EIusiveEIusive
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    Olujiwan wrote: »
    This a thousand times. I honestly don't understand why community is below the rest.

    Yeah it's bugging me every time I visit the forums, I guess they'll shuffle things around a lot since they're still adding boards.
  • YorvaltYorvalt
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    Call me odd, but the current setup makes sense to me.

    Forums are usually there to inform and help new players. When they visit the forums for the first time you want them to find the correct guide the fastest. (we all know for some reason none of them use the search function ;) ) The average gamer only visits the forums to read the dev updates or when he/she has ran into a bug or a problem. That's why those two categories are on the top.

    The players who want to socialize usually are frequent forum visitors and know their way around. That's a good explanation for why most gaming forums have the social orientated at the bottom.
    EIusiveEpicdude0328
  • EIusiveEIusive
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    edited 8:32AM May 6, 2018
    Yorvalt wrote: »
    Call me odd, but the current setup makes sense to me.

    Forums are usually there to inform and help new players. When they visit the forums for the first time you want them to find the correct guide the fastest. (we all know for some reason none of them use the search function ;) ) The average gamer only visits the forums to read the dev updates or when he/she has ran into a bug or a problem. That's why those two categories are on the top.

    The players who want to socialize usually are frequent forum visitors and know their way around. That's a good explanation for why most gaming forums have the social orientated at the bottom.

    I can understand your point of view, but don't forget the forums are also a place to bring the community together; it shouldn't be inconvenient to those who wish to regularly use it.
  • NXACuddlesNXACuddles
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    These are great suggestions! We've structured the forums ATM with emphasis on Maplers providing feedback and reporting bugs first and foremost during Closed Beta. When the dust settles from Closed Beta, we'll do some reorganizing again with your suggestions in mind. :-)
    SherriTassyEIusiveDrYoshiyahuJakemonkeyEpicdude0328MacSauceLadyCssDragonOrbXS1rabbit
  • SherriSherri
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    I absolutely love the idea of the setup for classes! I hope it's taken into consideration.
    EIusiveJakemonkey
  • QuiteQuite
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    Some Forums in general chat aren't regarding the to the game but to "Forums".
    I guess "Forum" is listed as a General Chat

    such as talking about your insights or rep blah blah blah.

    Jakemonkey
  • LindelyLindely
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    I fully support the topic starter's suggestions, the forum would look way better and would be way nicer to use.