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Posted 11:55 AM 2/9/2010

What do you think of BTMMO? What can we do to improve the BTMMO experience?

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Posted 3:13 PM 2/9/2010
Advertisement to make it bigger. Admins and mods to watch the forums. Perhaps put in a class/theorycrafting discussion similar to EJ??
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Posted 1:36 PM 2/11/2010
added some class forums!
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Posted 1:50 PM 2/15/2010
WoW related profile tab needs expansion! <.<

-Favorite 5 mans, bosses, Vanilla/BC/Wrath raids
-Favorite Race/Major City
-Favorite vanity items (maybe) and armor sets
-Favorite NPC lines/speeches or other lore moments
-Favorite in-game spots to haunt (Temple of the Moon, Dalaran Toy Store, fishing fountain on a giant fat mount, etc.)
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Posted 1:54 PM 2/16/2010
First off, great site. Maybe I'm just dense but I can't seem to figure out how to go about inviting people to join the site. I know you had the option to do it during sign up, but I think it would be great if you added that feature to the regular site. Also, an FAQ on inviting/friend requests would be helpful.
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Posted 1:58 PM 2/16/2010

Funny you should ask, we had the feature, but disabled it because it was taking up alot of space in the header! We can look into having it put back in!

The script is here, just no way of getting to it at the moment!
http://www.btmmo.com/invite.php">www.btmmo.com/invite.php

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Posted 1:59 PM 2/16/2010

i like the idea of this website. your getting off to a great start. you could add posts that are related to possable "rumors" im my guilds rumor master or something and post anything thats upcoming. right now im working on Cat posts but my point is rumor stuff would be great. maybe you can add groups and stuff like realm groups or guilds.

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Posted 2:02 PM 2/16/2010
Thanks for the feedback, there is currently a "groups" feature that you can setup for guilds and groups. Right now, the only group is "beta test" which does not seem to get much activity! Give it a try! Let me know what you think!

http://www.btmmo.com/browse_groups.php
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Posted 3:51 PM 2/16/2010

I personally think that having to remove some equipment off my character to prove that it belongs to me is a bit of an inconvenience. I understand you don't want people claiming characters that's not theirs. But is it really an issue though? I never heard of someone pretending to owning somebodyelse's toon. Then again, characters of top guilds could be targets. like someone claiming a character that belongs to a GM of Ensidia to create drama. However, high profile targets like that only make up less than 5% of the community.

It can inconvenience your users thus harming the over-all health and longevity of this site. People have to log into WoW, remove some gear, log back out, and wait for amory to update just so they add a character to their profile. Also, people have to do it on a computer that has WoW installed. You can see this might be a problem when people find this site while surfing on computers at their work place or school campus. If you want people to start using this site, the over-all experience should be non-invasive as possible, that is especially true for set-up. You want your users start using every aspect of the site quickly and easily as possible to encourage regular use and traffic, which in-turn, attracts advertisers.

I have several ideas how it can be improved

- Remove the requirement to validate characters. but keep the system for people who have character claimed by someone else so he can validate to prove that character really does belong to that individual.

- Make validation optional and flag characters that are unvalidated as such. To encourage validation, make some character exclusive profile wigets available and restrictions on certain features (like forming groups) only to those who go through the validation process.

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Posted 4:21 PM 2/16/2010
that's a good point, although i don't think you need to add any characters to access all the features of the site, adding your character is optional. if the achievement ladder is added that's the only thing i could see where having your character tied to your account would matter. your first idea is pretty good but if you want "your users [to] start using every aspect of the site quickly" i don't see how giving people who validate (if it is optional) characters privileges others don't when right now you can access everything without adding a character.

right now the site allows you to do more than your suggested plan.
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Posted 4:42 PM 2/16/2010
Comments I have thus far (Sorry if I'm too much of a critic):

- Alignment of the subgroups on the profile page are off horizontally (profile info, wow related info, more info aren't properly aligned. if you look at a facebook profile for example you can see each sub group aligns with the next and it looks much more neat.)

- Not too be too critical here, but I don't have much on the color scheme. With darker colors in particular I don't like the solid fill (it's okay with white but that's about all.) I'm not saying scrap or change the colors necessarily just make something to make them seem less solid. I could list a few sites that make good use of dark colors but I'll just say Vanquish's color schemes was one of the best with darker colors (they had small diagonal lines that really made it less of a strain on the eye.) Just my opinion though, maybe thoughts for the future when you aren't spending as much time on making additions to the site.

- Another opinion of mine is I'm not too fond of the pictures next to your name when you win/fail stuff or on the achievement leader boards. Again just my opinion, but I think it looks a lot neater when everything is the same vertical height, the picture just looks like its too large and out of place.

- I noticed there is still some room left on the left frame area (where the profile picture is, perhaps adding an area "Character name - Update", or just adding a master update all button to update characters?

- BTMMO is getting big! Sooner or later being able to quickly filter between friends / server(s) only would be nice for the news feed. I for one would like to see user defined news feeds so we can pick and choose, perhaps to see friends only or pick the characters of a certain server only (i'm not sure how you would define an account part of one server if they have multiple characters from different servers, maybe make use of the Main / Server on the profile page. Just food for thought for now, a lot of people ( I want to say the majority ) of people are from Staghelm so I'm interested in most of the news feed happenings but when BTMMO reaches a thousand or so people I won't care so much to see everything happening to people on Icecrown and Illidan.

Overall very good so far Schoeps! The site has really moved along since the earlier days of testing!
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Posted 1:09 PM 2/18/2010
@ Ceberus
Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate you taking the time to put down your thoughts. I know the character verification thing seems tedious, but you only have to do it once, and all further updates may be done with a click. Like Monukai said, it is not a requirement to use any portion of the site. I believe it adds alot of validity to the community. Plus it would take a tremendous amount of programming we had not planned for, cause disputes, etc. Possibly down the road, but not for now!

@Monukai (thanks for numbering this list)
-Alignment, we're working on it.
-Layout/ Presentation - we are working on making it look more pretty, but want to get the coding in place first
-Pictures in win fail. We'll see how they look off...
-The update all characters would create to many queries on the armory and likely get us banned.We need to reduce the amount of queries at all costs!
-We are working on a sub-network system that will be in the "What's New" menu. It Will list all the Realms that you have characters on.
-Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate you all taking the time to give us some feedback!!!

Sincerely,
MySpace Tom
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Posted 10:20 AM 3/17/2010
Hi there. Great site you have, I really like it.
One problem I have is when I try to have a chat with someone the chat window goes to the bottom left hand side of the screen and 1/3 of it is hidden behind the edge of the monitor (if that makes sense?)
Is it maybe because I got a 19" 1280x1024 resolution?
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Posted 10:53 AM 3/17/2010
what browser?
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Posted 12:26 PM 3/17/2010
Opera
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Posted 12:27 PM 3/17/2010
Just tested it with Google Chrome and it seems it works fine.
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Posted 12:28 PM 3/17/2010
yey!
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Posted 6:16 PM 4/2/2010
I dont know much about how it works but if its possible to fix a Blue Post Tracker could be handy.
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Posted 5:45 PM 4/6/2010
What I'd like is so that when you're posting on the forums you can see a preview what you've written, at least when creating topics.
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