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Re: List of updates
« Reply #60 on: 06/01/20, 04:02pm »
2019/12/11 More stats

Stats are reorganised. Challenges for solo games are a new category of games (besides training and online). Stars earned appear in the player’s profile.

Click on a player’s name (including yours) to see the player’s profile and stats.

Information about how to get a new belt is now displayed on the menu page after selecting a game. Now you always know what is necessary for the next meeple.

2019/12/15 Various updates

Training games food costs have been reevaluated. Some games cost a bit more now in training mode. There was too big a difference between training and online costs.
The food cost of Raging Bulls online games has been raised from 6 to 7 in line with the average game duration for this game.
We adjusted a few rewards. In particular, successive wins bounties have been significantly reduced.

On the ranking sub-page, a message now explains that you need 5 rated games to be in the ranking list.

We now display personal bests in the profile (only available with Magic Potion). At this moment in time, the information displayed does not yet include past performances. This will be corrected soon.

We had to disable the notification saying that a table had been opened for you by a friend. This caused a server crash, in some very rare occasions, and unfortunately, we have not been able to find out why this happened. Our only remaining option was to disable the useful feature.

The average game durations displayed on the game list have been updated.

« Last Edit: 08/01/20, 12:56pm by Happy Meeple »

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #61 on: 08/01/20, 12:56pm »
2020/01/08 Raging Bulls improvements

A confirmation box is now displayed after pressing the "Stop" button in Raging Bulls (only in training and online mode).
A few typos in the English text were corrected (many thanks Naomi!!!).
2 new daily quests for Raging Bulls.

« Last Edit: 08/01/20, 04:19pm by Happy Meeple »

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #62 on: 09/01/20, 11:49am »
2020/01/09 Raging Bulls helpers

Hovering for 2 seconds on the mallet button, the saw buttons and the eraser button will now show a little help message. Let us know if this is annoying.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #63 on: 13/01/20, 04:46pm »
2020/01/13 Keyboard constant pop-up bug fix - Text selection

On iPads and probably other mobile systems, the on-screen keyboard kept popping-up as soon as you posted a message. This was a serious bug.
To correct this, we have reworked the way selecting text is done on Happy Meeple, which was the non-obvious root cause of the issue.

To avoid messing up with the gaming interface, there are limited zones of the platform that can be selected and copied. We took the opportunity to add a few more. It is now possible to select the stats in any profile for example or automatically select some useful URLs with a single click.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #64 on: 05/02/20, 02:02pm »
2019/01/26 Automatic screenshots

Screenshots of the world map are taken automatically when leaving the world. For the moment, this is done all the time but will be improved in the next update (see below). The screenshot can be seen in the profile of the player (also by other players).

Loading the menu page is now faster both on the first connection and after playing a game.

There is an automatic scroll to the top of the screen when any sub-page is loaded in the menu page, as well as when a sub-menu is called. This improves significantly the User Interface on the menu page.

Sub-windows of the menu page now only take the space needed, leaving the world map more visible in some cases. Also a small border has been added.

Chest cards flip faster and smaller.

Some codes has been changed regarding the way the end game is played. It should not have any visible consequence.
Also to permit end game screenshots without slowing down the end game process, we accelerate the end game window animations. End game screenshots are not yet available though.

The general volume is set lower to minimize clipping. Please raise the volume to counter that if needed.
Win and loss sounds are also less loud.
The alarm bell that lets you know a game is starting is now louder. Players complained about not hearing the bell at the start of a match.

2020/02/04 World map screenshots

A screenshot button (with camera icon and camera sound) is now displayed in the world map. This allows the players to control when they take a screenshot (for example when the field is ready to harvest). However an automatic screenshot is also taken when leaving the map, after any change (moving, rotating, customizing).
After taking a screenshot, the URL of the image and the URL of the player public profile (new) are displayed as links. it is possible to share these URLs directly to Facebook, Twitter or via email by using the share buttons provided. Sharing the image URL will not earn you gold if a friend registers to the platform later, as it is not possible to track the player id in that case. Sharing the player profile URL however will give you that benefit. So we encourage you to use it to get your friends to the platform and be rewarded.
The URLs and share buttons will only appear after the screenshot has been saved on the Happy Meeple server which can cause a tiny delay after the screenshot appears on your screen.
If you have never taken a screenshot of your map, a camera icon will be blinking on the map button at the top of the menu page to invite you to the world where the screenshot can be taken.

All share buttons used on the platform only share links as it is not possible anymore to share images via Twitter and Facebook.

In the last few days, some partners links (bottom of the menu page) were not clickable. This is corrected.
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Re: List of updates
« Reply #65 on: 06/02/20, 06:56pm »
2019/02/06 Autoplaying sounds

Due to new browser limitations, sounds are not played until the player clicks on the page. Please follow our recommendations here to allow Happy Meeple to play sounds immediately. This will give you a better experience.

The new browser "security" created a little bug in our code that prevented the blocked sounds to be played even after interacting with the page. This is now solved.

The warning bell telling that a game has started was not always working due to the same issue. It is now played on the menu page before leaving for the game as well as on the game page as usual. So even if you don't hear the second one, you will hear the first one.
Moreover, the warning is repeated every 10 seconds for 80 seconds so that you don't miss it (for those that allow auto-play).

In the process, we found another tiny bug that made the browser unnecessarily send logging information at the start of many games. This is now corrected.
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Re: List of updates
« Reply #66 on: 07/02/20, 06:16pm »
2020/02/07 Easy access to challenge ranking lists

It is now possible to easily find the link to each challenge ranking list. There is now a "Show ranking links" checkbox at the top of the challenge lists. See the attachment at the bottom of the post.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #67 on: 27/02/20, 12:26pm »
2020/02/27 Correction of bugs

Some players could not play Raging Bulls in the online mode. The problem will be solved shorty. The recently affected players will be contacted via email.
The alarm bell that rings when a match is starting did not stop in tutorial games. This is now corrected.
The icon on the world map button inviting players to visit the world map could be active even when the world was not open yet. This is corrected.

In the Daily Meeple, only one message per topic is now displayed. This way, the last two topics will always be visible.

2020/02/29 Sound

At account creation, 50% of new players are asked if they want to turn sound on.
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Re: List of updates
« Reply #68 on: 03/03/20, 03:54pm »
2020/03/03 Report feature

It is now possible to report a player (for inappropriate words in the chat or unsportsmanship).
To do so, please click on the player's name to access their profile. Then click on the "Report" link at the top right of the player profile window. Then post a message explaining what happened.
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Re: List of updates
« Reply #69 on: 29/03/20, 04:29pm »
2020/03/26 Automatic screenshots at the end of the game

From now, screenshots are automatically taken at the end of a game (Finito and Lost Cities only for the moment).
The feature is also available during the game (but not in tutorial mode for now). Just use the camera button.

All screenshots are archived. So you will be able to get access to them later from your game history (see on your profile). However, this feature is not yet available. For the moment, you can just use the screenshot immediately and don't have access to it later if you have not saved the image URL or copied the image.

Screenshots have many uses:
 
- if you run into a bug, we can easily see what you had on your screen and this will help us a lot debugging
- if you have just played a nice game, you can easily post it in the forum or share it with friends over social networks, or even archive it for your personal fame book
- screenshots can be helpful to explain the game to friends and family
- if you are a blogger, you have ready-to-use screenshots

2020/03/29 Update

The end game screenshot animations have been streamlined. The end game screenshot is now displayed in the right column in a smaller window.

We hope you'll find this feature helpful

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #70 on: 29/03/20, 05:06pm »
2020/03/29 Raging Bulls games are now counted for daily quests

A stupid bug caused Raging bulls games to not be counted for the daily quests. This should be corrected now. Apologies.
Please note that tutorial and challenge solo games never count for daily quests. Only complete games (training or online) count for the daily quests.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #71 on: 08/04/20, 04:26pm »
2020/04/09 "Play with a friend" button

A new "Play with a friend" button is now available below the usual "Full play / Online play" button.
This button does the same thing as if you opened a table with the "Access by link only" option in the inn.
It is primarily here for new players who look for a way to start a game with a friend and bypassing the tutorial.

We realized that sharing a link to a table did not give any referral credits if the link was not shared via a social network button. This is now corrected. If you invite a friend to play at your table and they create a new account as a result, you will be credited in all cases.

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Re: List of updates
« Reply #72 on: 13/04/20, 10:59am »
2020/04/13 Bonus card reminder

From now on, you will see a little bonus card at the top of the main menu. This will appear when there is a bonus card at the bottom of the page. Click on the top card to scroll to the bottom card.

However, be careful! The card on top is just a little reminder. It will NOT appear every time there is a bonus card at the bottom. So it is better to check regularly at the bottom of the page if you don't want to miss any freebie.

BTW, once the bonus card at the bottomis flipped, you need to click on it again to get the reward (if any).
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Re: List of updates
« Reply #73 on: 21/04/20, 01:30pm »
2020/04/21 Play with a friend explanation improvement

The explanations on how to use the link generated by the 'Play with a friend' button (or the 'Access by link only' option in the inn) are now mode detailed and should hopefully avoid any confusion. Please do not hesitate to use this feature and get rewarded for inviting your friends to play with you!

In Raging Bulls, the Mallet button is moved down a little bit so that it is harder to click on it instead of the OK button.

The registration with Facebook fails when Facebook does not provide an email. The failure is now displayed more gracefully with a dedicated page giving a clear indication on what went wrong.


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Re: List of updates
« Reply #74 on: 22/04/20, 06:59pm »
2020/04/22 More forum news and ranking improvement

We are now displaying the last 3 messages from the forum in the Daily Meeple (it was 3). When the forum is active, interesting messages can be hidden too quickly and we think it is good to show one more message.

Database queries for displaying rankings should now be significantly quicker. We improved them.

Biathlon rankings are no longer computed and displayed. They were not interesting for our players and took valuable resources.