Thread created on Sun Jan 31, 2010 21:02:23 Last replied to on Wed Jun 02, 2010 09:15:12
Apologies for the slightly extended downtime, but Torn is now back up with the following updates:
Firstly - this is a PHASED release. This means that chat will initially only appear on ~10% of the current accounts. If all goes well, this will be rolled out to all users over the next week. If you can't see chat boxes, you have not got this yet - it will appear soon.
An in game AJAX chat has been built, after an enormous amount of effort from many of the TC developers and admins. We hope that this will be a useful part of the TC experience. You will notice some rooms appear - initialy there is one global room, a room for your company or faction (if you are in one) and some special rooms (such as for new players).
Next week, a update will appear allowing you to close chat rooms completely, for the moment you can "minimize" rooms. Minimized rooms
occupy very little space and flash when a new message arrives (when you have the room open). Please note that this will only flash when a new message arrives and you have the room minimized on a page.
This is only the first stage. There are many improvements coming to this system - Player to Player chat will also be available soon. There may be minor bugs and issues with this system which we'll be working on to resolve as soon as they appear.
Personal Stat Viewer
In November, we had a problem with personal statistics. I personally said that I would work on a feature that both backs up these statistics, and allows users to view them. I'm proud to announce that if you access your home page (Home link in the sidebar) and select "View more detailed stats" you will be able to see a graph of any users
statistics over time. Type a stat name in the box on the right to add another stat to compare, and part of a players name in the left box to add another player to your graph. You can also view someones profile and click "View Stats", which will compare your stats with theirs.
You will notice that the stats started recording a few weeks after the incident in November with a small period in January with no data. These statistics update once per day.
Future updates will include the ability to put just a userID in (rather than search by userID) and the ability to select a specific time period (not needed right now with only a months data). We will also be adding new stats to this graph at some point in time.
During the downtime tonight we have pushed an update which we hope will significantly speed up attacking.
All feedback is appreciated - please let us know.
Please do not be surprised if some of the updates mentioned here are
changed, briefly turned off, or anything else over the next few days. While all of these updates have been in testing for a long time the real world Torn is a very different place.
Although I sense a huge amount of lag coming with this new chat. Also, isn't there an IRC for just this kind of thing? The only people that are going to use this new chat feature also have access to the IRC sooo...useless? Also...stock market.....dead.....just sayin