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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 2 hours ago

    Google Drive is bad for file hosting. Use a site like imgur.com

    In reply to Custom Galio champion
  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 day, 3 hours ago
    Quote From Shivershine

    Wow, first entry, first win. Thanks for voting for me!

    Congrats!

    You should have a new avatar border to celebrate :D

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 day, 4 hours ago
    Quote From ZardozSpeakz

    Interesting to see how this turned out. All 8 finalists were very close in their final score. Only 0.3 separate 1st from 8th place! This does kinda make me wonder if this is the right scoring system to be using? I wasn't sure how scoring was being done, I voted for my own card and didn't vote for the other finalists in the final round. I guess it incentivizes me to give them all 1 star? That feels lame and I didn't want to do that. Might be a good call to not let finalists vote in the final round?

    It is nice that later entries (like mine) were still able to compete and still received a good number of views and votes, which was a problem back on hearthpwn.

    I don't know if any changes need to be made just yet. But I will say that I already like this better than the old system on Hearthpwn.

    Hm, you know, that never actually came up as a problem "finalists voting on themselves". Since it isn't possible to vote on yourself in the submission phase of the competition, it only makes sense we wouldn't allow it in the finalists.

    Though, it would be funny if someone forgot to give their own card 5 stars in the finals :D

    We'll have to leave that open for now and continue to collect feedback and hold an internal discussion. I think we have a lot of really great people in the community though that legitimately vote so it may not be an issue right now.

    The close scores are also an interesting point to bring up. Although I'd personally like to wait and see how things turn out over multiple competitions before anything changes, we maybe could have done a better job at getting people to go and vote in the finals, even those that don't take part in the competitions themselves.

    I love the feedback we've gotten on the system so far though and I agree, things are MUCH better here! The best part about it though is that they're only going to improve because we actually have the ability to make changes without needing to go through processes on top of processes. I'm super stoked we have the competitions back and I can't wait for us to extend them to other titles we cover, breaking some ground there.

    Anyway, I'll be leaving much of the decision making up to the Fan Creations team to see how we're going to proceed with any changes since they are much better than I at figuring it out - I'll just be the code monkey getting any potential changes out to everyone :D

    One thing to throw out there, I would love to implement a progress bar showing how many cards you've voted on and how many you have to go. I can't say for certain it'll appear during competition 2 but maybe by 3 I'll be able to get that out there. Anything that can improve the voting experience is A+.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 day, 5 hours ago

    New Features

    Hearthstone

    • Added the card design competitions Winners Gallery!
      • We hid this until we were ready to show some winners.
      • The gallery link can be found in the FC navigation and on the FC portal's sidebar.

    Changes

    General

    • Hearthstone Fan Creations has a link in the "game selector dropdown" on the nav when Hearthstone is not the selected game.
    • Made improvements to forum page performance.

    Bug Fixes

    General

    • Fixed an issue with articles not filtering correctly in the search.
    • Threads with 2 pages will now correctly display pagination shortcuts on the forum pages.
    • Threads no longer include deleted replies in their counts.
    • Fixed an issue where forum threads were using the incorrect number of posts per page.
  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 day, 10 hours ago
    Quote From Hordaki

    I noticed that the Fan Creations menu doesn't appear in the Hearthstone dropdown menu that appears on other portals, the only way to access it is to go into the Hearthstone portal first.

    I've actually got a fix for this that'll go out in the next site update

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 4 days, 22 hours ago

    Also, Demon pointed out that the latest round of card nerfs didn't have card images. That was just resolved.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 4 days, 22 hours ago

    Changes

    General

    • Increased the number of forum threads appearing on the site homepage.
      • With more games comes less chance of seeing something you may be interested in. We've extended the number of forum posts that are displayed on the homepage to help with this (and take over some newfound space!)

    Hearthstone

    • Removed Tavern Brawl & Deck Discussion from the site homepage.
      • These are still on the Hearthstone portal. In our efforts to better cover multiple games, we're finally finishing the clearing-up of Hearthstone content on the main homepage.
    • Added a Pack Opener Leaderboard widget to the Hearthstone portal.
      • We'll change the featured pack occasionally to spice things up!

    Bug Fixes

    Hearthstone

    • Fixed an issue with Galakrond's Awakening cards missing their golden images.
    • Rendered and uploaded fresh cards for the January card nerfs. Oops
  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 4 days, 23 hours ago

    Shuffling isn't rigged and shouldn't be considered rigged until it can be proven otherwise. It would be a very bad day for any of the companies mentioned if it was discovered they were intentionally messing around with it, potentially leading to advantages for certain players/cards/whatever. 

    If you can provide statistically significant data that proves your point, I'll reopen the thread.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 4 days, 23 hours ago

    I moved your thread to the Custom Hearthstone forum since it is "fan created content" and fits really well here - the forum isn't just for custom cards!

    Keep being awesome, griffior. I would love to see full art cards in the game so much and tying it to play requirements sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 6 days, 7 hours ago

    Update: All Runeterra card data and card images have been updated for yesterday's patch.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 6 days, 9 hours ago

    A small update has gone out that fixes a couple of competition issues and site nav.


    Changes

    Magic

    • Added a header banner (finally).
    • Added navigation links that take you to the Magic Arena Portal.

    Hearthstone

    • Fan Creations Nav item now has a dropdown.
    • Added an additional reminder to use Hearthcards.net on the submission page for card competitions.

    Bug Fixes

    General

    • Fixed an issue where spoiler markup would fail to render.
    • Cookies that keep track of the last part of the site you were on (for browser-side cosmetics) no longer expire when you close your browser, retaining theme.

    Hearthstone

    • Fixed debug info showing up in Fan Creations "my votes" section.
    • Fixed a typo causing a server-side error when visiting the competition list. (This was hotfixed on Feb 18 after the first error was triggered)

    Dev Notes

    We're paying attention to all the feedback that has been brought forth for the new Fan Creations Card Design Competition system. We won't be making any major changes for the first competition but we are currently considering exactly what we'll change. So far we're happy with the positive response we've seen from the launch of the system and we're looking forward to a healthy competitive environment for Hearthstone card design that simply isn't being offered elsewhere.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 6 days, 9 hours ago
    Quote From ArngrimUndying
    Quote From Fluxflashor
    Quote From ArngrimUndying

    BUG? I just tried to submit my entry and got the message "You're lost - we're not in the submission phase yet". Am I missing something it looks like the timer says the submission phase is open?

    When visiting the submission page or when actually hitting the Submit Entry button?

    What page URL were you on?

    Hitting the submit entry button on https://outof.cards/hearthstone/fan-creations/competitions/1-how-to-train-year-dragon/submit-entry/

    ETA I just tried again and it went through - only difference is that when it didn't go through I had written a good bit in the "description" field about how i thought you could play the card. this time I only wrote one line of flavor text. Not sure maybe there's a hidden character limit on the description box?

    Only the same limit that forum posts have, which to my knowledge has not been reached since we bumped it up. I don't see any real errors logged on the server-side of things so nothing completely failed which makes this even more fun to diagnose. We'll keep an eye out.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 6 days, 13 hours ago
    Quote From ArngrimUndying

    BUG? I just tried to submit my entry and got the message "You're lost - we're not in the submission phase yet". Am I missing something it looks like the timer says the submission phase is open?

    When visiting the submission page or when actually hitting the Submit Entry button?

    What page URL were you on?

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hey all, the first big site update for February has been released.

    New Features

    Hearthstone

    • A Fan Creations Portal has been added.
    • Card Design Competitions have been added.
      • We're happy to announce that Card Design Competitions now have their own system on the site! This has been a long time coming and this is just the first iteration of the system. Expect more from us in this realm in the future.
      • You can always find open card design competitions on the Fan Creations Portal.
      • A list of competitions will also always be available on the competitions listing.
      • If you run into any issues, please contact me or ShadowsOfSense via PM here or on Discord.
      • We will spotlight competitions in weekly news posts.

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed an issue where RSS feeds displayed the wrong URL.
  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
    Quote From griffior

    Under Description, is that where we put the literal card description? Or?

    This could have been better communicated. It is a spot for you to leave an optional description for your entry. We don't have a spot for inputting the card text itself though that would be a good improvement.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago
    Quote From dapperdog

    Hope you can still play it without the VR.

    VR tech still too expensive, sadly.

    VR only, unfortunately. The game's mechanics are built around having it and they're doing stuff that wouldn't really be possible with a keyboard and mouse outside of "press F to do this entire action sequence"

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    PogChamp

    Valve confirmed that HL Alyx is coming out on March 23!
    https://twitter.com/valvesoftware/status/1228039740001177600
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/546560/HalfLife_Alyx/

    I for one cannot wait to get back into City 17 and not only that but this time enjoy it in VR. From the small amount of footage I've seen, it looks like it is going to be a ton of fun and should look stunning. It makes me wonder how the title will end up shaping future VR titles - the lessons other devs learn from it and all that fun.

    Who else is planning on playing? Are you buying a headset to play or did you already own one? Are you waiting for reviews before taking the VR dive?

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    The deck is also seen on the Runeterra deck listing if you sort by the updated date.
    https://outof.cards/legends-of-runeterra/decks/?sort=-updated_at

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Its typical Blizzard design.

    They create a cool mechanic that people enjoy and they just flood the game with it. Discover was really cool until seemingly every other card being released had the mechanic stuck on it. It definitely is different than Discover though since Discover just allowed for lazy design and stupid amounts of RNG whereas Rush at least feels like they have to think twice before putting it on a card.

    Thankfully with Discover, Blizzard was able to tone it down by removing the class card bonus which hurt the effect across the entire pool of cards. Not really possible with Rush so they just need to slow down on how many cards get printed with it.

    Thankfully, we'll be losing 41 cards with the keyword when set rotation happens in April. Almost a quarter of them (10) are Legendary.
    https://outof.cards/hearthstone/cards/?collectible=true&card_set=31&card_set=32&card_set=34&has_mechanics=14&display=listing

    The Year of the Dragon sets contain a total of 33 Rush cards with 6 of those being Legendary.
    https://outof.cards/hearthstone/cards/?collectible=true&card_set=49&card_set=35&card_set=45&card_set=47&has_mechanics=14&display=listing

    I think as long as they keep it to no more than 7-8 cards with Rush in each of the sets this year, things would feel better and maybe even force the game to slow down a tiny bit.

    Also, I agree with KANSAS; They should really add another Charge minion into play. Yeah, Charge is kinda busted but if that really is their stance on it, rotate the rest of it to Wild and get it the hell out of Standard. Leeroy my son, you've grown too old and must go out on your own now.

    I for one cannot wait for their announcements on what is happening with Standard this year. I'm really hoping we get some big changes to pull Hearthstone up and remove some of these dark clouds from the sky, paving way for a brighter future.

  • Fluxflashor's Avatar Administrator Snow-Covered 685 915 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    This is likely the last deploy of January 2020! I've split up our larger end-of-January site update into today's update and one that will arrive on Monday, February 3 (need Friday and the weekend to go over more major systems).

    New Features

    Forums

    The great forum overhaul of 2020 has arrived.

    • Forum listing is no longer super simple, using a more table-like format.
      • You now see recent threads for each forum section.
      • Total replies and thread counts are also available. (Mobile these are hidden)
      • We'll bring back the "backgrounds" to make each forum look a little prettier in the future.
      • Dev Note: Originally, the goal was to keep the forum homepage very simple. This was ultimately a failure because it is more difficult to see how active each of the forums are. Attempts were made early on to display more information in the old format, but it was really ugly.
    • Sticky threads now appear more like normal threads
      • Dev Note: The original goal with stickies was to make them look different and more simple so that they didn't take away from the conversations below. This sort of worked but only in theory. In practice, our stickies are places where discussion is actively happening and this may have hurt it. To compensate a bit, padding has been reduced on stickies so they take up less vertical space on the view.
    • The latest comments areas now display avatars.
      • Dev Note: Sorry, this should have happened much sooner <3
    • Threads with more than 1 page now display pagination!
      • You'll see a maximum of 6 pages for each thread. The first 5 and then the last one.

    Profiles

    • Member profile pages now display articles.
      • You'll see this page on any community member that has written front-page articles.

    Legends of Runeterra

    • Decks now have archetypes!
      • You can search for decks based on their archetype.
      • Archetypes can be assigned on deck creation or editing. They are not currently mandatory though we highly recommend using them.

    Hearthstone

    • Added database pages for keywords/mechanics.
      • We still have to write the content for them, so don't expect much!
      • These also now display on card pages when a card is flagged with that keyword.

    Changes

    Legends of Runeterra

    • Region filter on deck listing now does an AND search instead of OR.
      • It is now infinitely easier to find decks from a combination of regions.

    Bug Fixes

    Legends of Runeterra

    • Fixed an issue where decks were sorting by the worst ones first (Runeterra Portal and deck listing)
    • Fixed an issue where the Runeterra card page displayed keywords that it shouldn't have.

    General

    • Fixed an issue where post counts were wrongly calculated on the site.

    Known Issues

    • There is a caching problem for forums with subforums. At times the forum listing will display a blank spot where "latest post" is. This will be corrected in a future deploy. This has been resolved.