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Re: List of updates
« Reply #75 on: 30/04/20, 12:15pm »
2020/04/30 Various changes

In the game page, the message timestamps were not displayed anymore in the chats. This is now corrected.

In the Daily Meeple, all clickable lines generate a light sound. Same thing in the profile page, links generate a sound.

Guests are no longer able to see game stats and game history. They need to register first (it takes 20 seconds).

Some anti-spam measures are put in place to avoid automated account creation.

« Last Edit: 30/04/20, 03:13pm by Happy Meeple »

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #76 on: 08/05/20, 07:09pm »
2020/05/08 Screenshots accessible

Your screenshots are now available. Go to your player profile, scroll down to the match history, then click on the camera icons.

Screenshots are now automatically taken for Hanamikoji, Keltis Card, Level X, Keltis Ór, Raging Bulls on top of Lost Cities and Finito.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #77 on: 28/05/20, 02:30pm »
2020/05/28 Replay feature

All matches that have been recorded (online games only) are now available to replay. To access the feature, click on a player's profile, then look at their game history. A small arrow pointing right is shown next to the screenshot icon. Click on the arrow and then choose the player you want to watch playing! This will lead you to the game in replay mode
In the replay interface, you can move one move at a time, or 2, 4, 12. You can also ask to play the game till the end.
There is not "Move back" button. To go back, you'll need to change the move you want to go to and click on OK. This will replay the game quickly until the point you want to reach.
At any point, you can change the speed of the replay. If you go from very slow to fast, please give one second or two to the interface to complete the latest animation at slow speed before the rest is played faster.
You need to be logged in to replay a match.
Older games have been recorded.
Replaying games is free, but this may change over time.

The navigation buttons have a new color scheme. Let us know if this makes reading difficult.

On the game page, there is now a home button to get to the menu page more easily. Mostly useful in tutorial and training modes.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #78 on: 29/05/20, 06:09pm »
2020/05/29 Screenshots for Circle The Wagons

We are now offering screenshots for Circle The Wagons.
Let us remind you that all screenshots are archived and available to see from the match history (click on any player's profile).

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #79 on: 01/06/20, 04:46pm »
2020/06/01 Screenshots for all games

Screenshots are now available for all games. Migrato, Glastonbury and Siberia card were added.

We made all cards of Glastonbury lighter so that the illustrations are easier to distinguish. You may need to hit Ctrl-F5 to force a refresh of the images. If not, the update may take up to 30 days to be displayed on your browser.

We also changed the way the game page is structured a bit. Let us know if you see anything unusual.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #80 on: 04/06/20, 11:05am »
2020/06/03 Various improvements

A "Rules of the game" button is now available on each game menu making it easier to access these rules (they are still accessible from the game page too).

The cookie consent window has been updated to accomodate more languages. As a result you have to give consent again. Sorry about the inconvenience. Nothing has changed.

Finito and Level X pages now show the name and picture of the new version of the game (GPS and Mountain Goats).

In games with small windows, the 3rd column did not display where it should. Instead it was showing below the game board. This is now corrected.

We added a "Match replay" button to the list of options displayed at the end of an online match. This way, you can analyze the game immediately with a single click. Former "Replay" and "Replay (same opponent" buttons are reworded to "Play again" and "Play again (same opponent)" to avoid any confusion.

German translations are updated and complete.

50% of the players will see a new font.
50% of the players will see the old button color scheme.
This is part of our A/B testing process to see what is best for our players. The new font has given good results on the home page and we are now trying it in the menu and game pages.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #81 on: 08/10/20, 03:06pm »
2020/10/06 Release of Cartographers

The award-winning game Cartographers has just been released on the platform.

Special features:
- the game is 2-player only for the moment.
- there is no AI for this game.
- the training mode offers 12 fixed configurations (one for each bot). The bots get special rules (basically extra points) to compensate for their bad play. So in essence, the training mode, while still a 2-player game, is more of a solo game. Its function is to let you familiarise with the 16 edict cards (while having a score to beat). Each edict appears 3 times in the training mode, at different timings (early or late).
- you will need to find a human opponent to play in the online mode. We recommend using the link associated with your table to invite players who are not logged in.
- the first 20 online games are rewarded with 6 rating points each (this is also a consequence of the absence of bots: they are not here to seed the rankings, we need to compensate this to get comparable ratings).
- the game has options to speed up animations (cards or/and scoring).

We are very happy to offer the possibility to play Cartographers online.

Have fun!

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #82 on: 15/10/20, 09:12am »
2020/10/15 Clock in simultaneous play

For Finito and Cartographers, where the players play simultaneously, the clock display stopped after you moved, so you could not see the opponent's remaining time.
This is now fixed.
Nothing was broken before. The display was only somewhat misleading (some players thought things were not quite right and felt the need to refresh the page to get the clock going again).
As a result of the fix, we noticed that if you play a move then refresh the page, the timer will not display the correct value (it will display too much, having basically reset at the time you played). This will be fixed as soon as the server is restarted (which be not be soon).

The mountains in Cartographers were not properly updated on the opponent's board. This is now fixed.

Magic Potion is now glowing on players' name on the game page and in the ranking lists.

Bots now speak "101" again. For a while they showed English instead.
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Re: List of updates
« Reply #83 on: 26/10/20, 11:53am »
2020/10/26 Replay feature

Some player information were not correctly reported (Magic Potion, etc.) and displayed the logged player's info instead. This is fixed.
FYI, the meeple of the player, the Magic Potion of the player and the name of the player shown are the current ones, while the rating displayed is the one at the time the match was played.
A tiny glitch in the inn (Magic Potion display) is now fixed.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #84 on: 26/10/20, 03:32pm »
2020/10/26 Screenshots on IE11

IE 11 does not behave like the other browsers. Because of this, the screenshots did not work properly (or at least generated Javascript errors). We have now made the necessary changes and everything should now be fine.
In general, we would advise not to use Internet Explorer which has a history of not following standards. It has certainly improved a lot over the years but it is not quite there yet. We understand Edge is better. Chrome is our preferred browser as the website is developed on it and thus there should not be any unknown glitch on Chrome.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #85 on: 26/01/21, 10:02am »
2020/12/16 HexRoller release

After Cartographers in October, our 13th game HexRoller has been released. It is a nice quick-playing 'Roll & Write' game.
It is offered as a solo game and comes with a series of challenges exactly like for Raging Bulls. The challenges have been designed specifically for Happy Meeple.
We hope you will like HexRoller.
The complete rules of the game are available on the HexRoller rules pages.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #86 on: 04/01/22, 05:44pm »
2021/12/16 Major upgrade

A major upgrade (server, PHP, Mysql) had to be done as fast as possible following issues with our SSL certificate. As a result the platform was down for 3 days. Fortunately, no major bugs happened after that (which is a bit of a miracle given the amount of changes applied in a very short time).

At the same time, Facebook login has been disabled following repeated difficulties. It was not possible to keep this one-click login feature alive unfortunately. From now on, you can login with the same email address (use the standard login). You can ask for a new password if you have forgotten it. In case the email address that was provided by Facebook when your Happy Meeple account was created is not valid anymore, you will not be able to receive a new password. Please get it touch with us via the contact form and we will sort it out for you. Please let us know your old email, your new one and your full name.

2022/01/04 Ranking lists speed

We have made various optimizations on our ranking to speed them up. Let us know if some of them are still very long (more than 2 seconds).
As you may be aware, rankings for individual games are also available via external pages (no need to be logged in to see them). For example, https://www.happymeeple.com/en/board-games/cartographers/ranking/. The speed of these external pages has also been improved. Finally, in the past, inactive and deleted players still showed up in these external pages by mistake. This stands corrected. External and Internal ranking lists should be the same.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #87 on: 01/02/22, 02:50pm »
2022/02/01 Minimum ratings for black meeples

Following a review of the ratings required to get black meeples, we have made it easier to get some of the meeples for four games.

Finito
Black 6: 1750->1630
Black 5: 1700->1590
Black 4: 1650->1550
Black 3: 1600->1500
Black 2: 1550->1450
Black 1: 1500->1400

Keltis Ór
Black 6: 1750->1700
Black 5: 1700->1660
Black 4: 1650->1620
Black 3: 1600->1580
Black 2: 1550->1540

Migrato
Black 6: 1750->1680
Black 5: 1700->1640
Black 4: 1650->1600
Black 3: 1600->1550
Black 2: 1550->1500
Black 1: 1500->1450

Circle The Wagons
Black 6: 1900->1800
Black 5: 1800->1720
Black 4: 1700->1640
Black 3: 1600->1560
Black 2: 1550->1500
Black 1: 1500->1450


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Re: List of updates
« Reply #88 on: 07/02/22, 08:14pm »
2022/02/07 Statistics and high scores

You can now see a list of statistics and high scores for all games.

- average scores (per player position and rating range)
- average win rates (per player position and rating range)
- high scores
- high losing scores
- low winning scores
- top rated matches
- latest top rated matches

For all tables, when a minimum rating is indicated, it means that both players must have this minimum rating for a match to be considered. So, for example, in the averages table, the row >1500 takes into account all games where both players had over 1500 at the start of the game.

Matches with the weakest bots have been excluded everywhere except in the averages table.

Some earlier matches (from 2012-2013-2014) were excluded because we did not record either scores or ratings.

You can have direct access to screenshots of the match as well as replays, provided they were recorded. Screenshots and replays were available from march 2018.

See here the stats and high scores for Cartographers: https://www.happymeeple.com/en/board-games/cartographers/stats-high-scores/

I am sure this will answer many questions. Have fun with all this good data!

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #89 on: 24/02/22, 02:32pm »
2022/04/22 Paymentwall is removed

The payment methods provided by Paymentwall were not used much and now seem unreliable. We have decided to remove the option.