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Tips, polls, updates / Re: List of updates
« 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, 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.

After looking into this, we believe that we had already done modifications to the text to make sure everything was clear. So in the end, we did not change anything on that side. I think lots of players read tutorials a bit too quickly and miss important information as a result. We can't blame anyone. That's human nature to want to be playing immediately rather than reading.  ;D

We however corrected the bug that made "Undefined" appear on screen. This was a result of HexRoller implementation. Some extra details (in case of challenge failures) are provided in HexRoller. But this was not reflected in the Raging Bulls implementation which partially uses the same code (for challenges).

So thanks for pointing out the issue!

Have fun and Merry Christmas!

You are not the first one to be confused about this. The games asks you which building you want to build. That does not mean it is already built. It only means that you chose what kind of building you are building.

To actually complete the building, you need to cross all numbers as Hugo pointed out.

I'll try to make this a bit clearer, by an extra sentence or an extra visual clue. Better late than never.

Bots are unlocked automatically when you reach a certain rating. Ratings only evolve as you play online. So you need to play online.

Playing online is the main way of playing. That's why.

But I understand that it is somewhat counter-intuitive to need to play online to be able to play "offline". You are not the first one to ask.

I hope this clarifies.

Happy Meeple community / Re: For Christmas
« on: 16/12/21, 08:31pm »
It is not too late.

Cartographers / Re: Display issue with score
« on: 12/12/21, 08:36pm »
NaN means Not a Number in IT. No idea why this came up. Anybody else ever seen this?

I have just checked our partner's offers for Cyber Monday. I am not sure how they can offer these prices, but there are some incredible deals out there, like:
Wingspan at £34.49,
Terraforming Mars at £38.49,
or Great Western Trail at £26.99.

Cyber Monday

Happy Meeple community / Re: For Christmas
« on: 08/11/21, 04:05pm »
Hello all,

Christmas is coming. It is time to remind you to buy some games.

This year is a bit special. Indeed, while the Covid pandemic is still going on and the global economy is slowly recovering, there are still massive issues in the logistical chain. Lots of things can't be produced as much as they are needed and lots of things can't be shipped quickly enough. This is particularly true for board games. A lot of them are produced in China (not all of them fortunately) and so it is expected that many board games will be out of stock for Christmas this year.

I would therefore recommend that you buy your games early to avoid disappointment.

We'd appreciate if you used one of our trusted partners for your Christmas shopping. This will help us earn a little bit money. Please see above for the full list.

Thanks for your help!

Nicolas Guibert.

Happy Meeple community / Happy Meeple name stolen
« on: 19/10/21, 11:57am »
Hello all,

We would like to inform you of the following sad news.

A board game publishing company in Belgium has been launched. Its name is "Happy Meeple games".

We would first like to state that this company has nothing to do with us.

This makes us very angry. We can't understand how someone can think that it is fine to use a variation of our name for a board game publishing company.

We reached out to them and are now in touch with their lawyer. For the moment, they deny any wrongdoing. Their main line of defence is that offline game publishing and online game publishing are not the same domain.

We argue that we have the same partners (publishers) and the same customers. It is therefore the same domain.

As I said, we are very angry.  >:(

Any advice welcome.

We have scheduled tasks (they are called CRONs) that run with a certain frequency (every 10 minute for rankings for example, but some are once a day).

For some technical reason (the server not being able to access https pages any more), all tasks failed. We did not manage to correct the issue fully, but found a workaround.


If the "let's go" button is showing, then the match is actually started and you won't get a "match cancelled".

The "match cancelled" should only occur when the opponent does not reach the game page or the game page fails to load/connect properly.

The most likely explanation is that the player leaves the website at the same moment the game is created. They don't realize that the game has started. We have no other option but to cancel the match. Another explanation is that the game page fails to load/connect as stated above.

Hugo, we are talking about the ranking list.

Thanks Marlene for the heads-up! And sorry for not replying earlier.

Anybody else agreeing?

Today there are 5 people at the top of the ranking. Is it possible that it is always the same 5 people there, players that do all quests every day? Then it would give the impression that nothing changes.


I am afraid the answer is no. Sorry.


Cartographers / Re: Best Great City
« on: 02/07/21, 11:29am »
That's a great great city!!!

Simply amazing!!!

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