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Where should we go for news?

Postby Herborist on Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:22 pm

There are currently two websites being updated simultaneously with different information. Plus, you also post various things on the forums.

Where are we supposed to go for information? Specifically, where should we go to find out the status of the beta?

A centralized information hub would be much appreciated.
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Re: Where should we go for news?

Postby zeemeerman2 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:49 pm

True. I'd say if you have a good news navigation menu at desktopdungeons.net, you could post everything there.

At the moment, all "public" stuff is posted there while all the "behind the scenes" stuff is posted on QCF. So there are two options:
1. Post all on desktopdungeons.net, but also have a good navigation menu, so you can filter the news blog posts by subject (Behind the Scenes is another subject than game reviews). Then keep QCF for other games and company-related news.
2. Have desktopdungeons as a static site, without any news posts. There may be game info, images, videos which may be updated once in a while (just ignore the static part then), but no news.

A good example of the first option may be Blizzard's World of Warcraft site.
A good example of the second option is the website from the survival horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

While there are still news posts at Amnesia's site (look at the bottom left), they are all links to frictionalgames's site news pages, the company's site. (Like we have QCFDesign here, where all news updates are) Other than that, the site won't change other than the one image or video update once in a while, or when they release a serious update (like an expansion).

Just some food for thought...
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Re: Where should we go for news?

Postby Herborist on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:07 pm

Something else I just noticed: there's no link to these forums anywhere.

I've been accessing them through notifications emails and clicking the "comments" link at the bottom of news items. There should really be a "Forum" or "Community" button on the front page of the DD website.
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Re: Where should we go for news?

Postby zeemeerman2 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:25 pm

Sorry, but I was first, a long time ago.

This seems your answer, as it was asked again at a later time by Ellume:
dislekcia wrote:As soon as the beta is up and running for all of you I'll be doing a pass over the site and adding links to the dev-blog, the forum and a whole bunch of other little niggles that have cropped up.


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