Out of Cards Changelog - 2022-06-24

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1895 2739 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Been a while since we've posted a set of update notes, though we haven't done anything super crazy for a while so it hasn't really been needed. I figured there may be some questions also I'm looking for targeted feedback so this thread will hopefully help with that.

    Additions & Changes

    General

    • New Out of Cards Logo!
    • Removed some advertisement slots.
      • I needed to test some new slots recently to see performance and have ultimately decided to remove our left side rail. The site felt a little too "boxed in" with it and overall, it wasn't a major change in revenue.
      • Mobile users will no longer see the static header advertisement.
      • The homepage no longer displays an advertisement at the top of the sidebar. (This has effectively been replaced by the right siderail.
        • There is a chance that the top sidebar ad gets removed across the site, I'll be paying attention to performance metrics over the coming weeks to make an informed decision.
    • Video ads are now served by a new provider.
      • If you notice anything funky compared to before, please let us know.
    • The homepage no longer displays deck lists.
      • This is one of the first steps we're taking to clean up the homepage.
      • I know this is going to be controversial, but the homepage is not the primary way our community members are clicking into decks.
        • The game portal pages are more relevant for deck lists.
      • Not all our users care about all the games we have coverage for and because of this, decks takes up a lot of scrolling space on the homepage.
      • Our homepage should be more of a portal into our different titles that are covered, and this will become more apparent in future site updates.
    • Portal links have been removed site-wide.
      • This may sound counter-productive to our overall goal with sending people towards portals, which they are already going, but the next site update will be bringing back a portal switcher. It will instead be found in a new menu at the very top of the site, and not be a part of our navigation.

    Hearthstone

    • Deckbuilder Changes
      • How we load and organize card data in the deckbuilder has changed.
        • Please report any issues you find with the deckbuilder so they can be investigated.
      • Everything should be much quicker and subsequent uses of the deckbuilder are much faster.
    • Collection Manager Changes
      • How we load and organize card data in the collection manager has changed.
        • Please report any issues you find with the collection manager so they can be investigated.

    Bug Fixes

    General

    • RSS feeds have been fixed for all games.

    Hearthstone

    • All collectible cards now properly appear in the deckbuilder.
      • There was an issue during the Throne of the Tides mini-set update that prevented us from showing certain cards.
      • Our redeveloped internals make this a non-issue going forward.

    Known Issues

    General

    • If you have ads disabled on the site due to having a Premium membership, the top of the site looks a little out of place with its wider header.
      • A solution will be implemented, however, if you are using ad-block you will be stuck with the wide header. Surprise, we don't support blocking our ads, which feed our content creators =)

    Hearthstone

    • Deckbuilder shows all Duels heroes, powers, and treasures regardless of class.
      • This will be "fixed" in a larger deckbuilder update.
      • Our intention is to allow Duels players to correctly create decks that are not tied to a single class.
      • We've still got some UI work to do before this will be finalized, but this is temporary measure to let it work.
      • We still need to flag Duels Heroes so we know which powers and treasures they work with, which is why we just dump them all out at you instead of filtering.
    • Some Duels content is not appearing in the deckbuilder.
      • We're a little behind on flagged data. This won't require a new site update to fix, we just need to go through and get our data up to date.

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  • Hugsja's Avatar 105 4 Posts Joined 11/18/2021
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    So, I'm currently unable to build decks, like, at all. The cards just won't load. Is there anything I can do about this? I assumed it was something on my end, but I've never had it happen before.

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1895 2739 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From Hugsja

    So, I'm currently unable to build decks, like, at all. The cards just won't load. Is there anything I can do about this? I assumed it was something on my end, but I've never had it happen before.

    Could you be more specific about your device and browser you are using? Essentials for any bug report!

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  • Hugsja's Avatar 105 4 Posts Joined 11/18/2021
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Yeah! Sorry for that. Currently on my desktop (Windows 10), I've tried on Google Chrome and Opera GX, same issue on both. I've cleared the cache, cookies, etc., but no luck so far.

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator 1895 2739 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I pushed out an update and I hope this resolved the problem with cards not loading. I was able to find a couple of conditions where data wouldn't load correctly. Please let me know if you, or anyone else reading this, has a problem going forward.

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  • BasilAnguis's Avatar Dragon Scholar 765 357 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This new site update has some issues, which are quite severe imo. The new video ad at the top of the page is obscuring all menus on all platforms i tried. Bellow you have several screenshots which prove what i mean.

    Firefox

    Top of the page without me hovering over anything.

    Top of the page with me hovering with my cursor over the "HS" dropdown menu, which is the only way to access game portals since you removed the big buttons.

    As you can see all options are obscured. Next one is me hovering over the "Expansions" dropdown menu which shows only the video ad is covering up everything. the other ad to the right is covered by the menu as it should be.

    Edge

    Don't have chrome on PC, so i tried the only other browser i have. As expected, same bug.

    Not sure why on Edge i only have 2 dropdown menus. Perhaps because i am not logged in. Video ad still obscures everything.

    Chrome on Mobile

    On phone i use chrome, and same issue!

    Page without me touching anything, its as it loads in from google search.

    Page after i tap the menu button in top right (the 3 horizontal lines). Ad didn't move or get covered by the menu, it covers the menu. Btw, why is the menu button on the right but the menu slides in from the left?

    I hope this is enough evidence. Now for a more general feedback on the update, removing the game portal buttons is imo a mistake. It makes navigating the site confusing and not easy at all.

    I'll boop you 

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  • Suchti0352's Avatar Hero of Warcraft 765 752 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Not sure if it's just a temporary issue, but recently I sometimes have issues connecting to the website even though everything else works fine.

    It also feels really weird that the articles are not centered anymore with my screen size (1920 x 1080 | Firefox and Edge | Adblocker didn't change anything (not caused by ads)).

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  • anchorm4n's Avatar 1690 1873 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Okay, I'm gonna say it: I don't like the new logo. Maybe it just takes some time getting used to it, but I already miss the old one. 

    Other than that, I don't see many changes on mobile. I'll give more feedback once I've tried desktop.

    Edit: forgot to say thank you. Thank you for all your efforts to make this a great, informative, wholesome and creative place for us. I really appreciate it. 

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1670 4231 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The website is currently hugging huge amounts of cpu for me. Probably something to do with the video ads. It didn't before the update.

    I can barely use your website now without my pc threatening to explode. A real shame, because I really like using this website as my default hearthstone news broadcaster.

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  • DarkMoose's Avatar 260 38 Posts Joined 07/20/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    In my opinion (mobile user here) previous adds were less intrusive, although this version is easier to remove (the x I mean)... Also hate the current logo honestly, it feels out of place based on the design of the entire web page. Previous one was more in line with the web page design as a whole

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  • h0lysatan's Avatar Zombie 1060 762 Posts Joined 12/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Unpopular Opinion, old logo still better. I kinda miss the iconic fluffy which is OoC unique representation.

    New logo looks way too "Hearthstony".

    I prefer something neutral where the logo represent all card games.

    Knowledge is Power

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  • Crusader2010's Avatar Garrosh 610 161 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Flux, here's something funky.

    The link https://outof.cards/forums/hearthstone/hearthstone-general/22657-calling-this-right-now

    has a tag UNK_1658 :)

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  • aposteljoe's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_600_HS 1165 644 Posts Joined 06/18/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The new mobile commercials are to annoying. I consider to quit this page.

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