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Old 8th July 2009, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted to make an observation regarding the new forum changes.

You may have noticed on the sidebar of your posts that the layout and graphics have changed.

You may have also noticed that each members forum "ranking" now has new graphics. Is it just me or are they all Console or Arcade characters? No PC only Graphics that I have seen so far.

What does this prove ... well nothing really, but as a "poor cousin" I get a warm feeling inside when I see the champion franchises of our preferred tools of gaming displayed as symbols of gaming prowess.

As the XBOX Squad leader ... I just love the fact that all my PlayStation counterparts have the Master Chief's helmet as their badge of deadliness!

Every time I look at Click's posts now I hear the HALO theme song now

Master Chief FTW!
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Old 8th July 2009, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it is interesting isn't it. Any negative feedback on the icons as yet?
I'm a little surprised at it but fully support the changes made.

It's funny in a recent meeting I had with some Toggers (whom shall remain namely) when they asked me what I was playing and I explained Console Games, I got the cross fingers or warding.

Then the discussion turned to how much it costs to upgrade computers and how some people do a full upgrade every 3 years.

I have to say to me it made perfect sense to go console just to get away from this aspect of computing.
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Old 8th July 2009, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Then the discussion turned to how much it costs to upgrade computers and how some people do a full upgrade every 3 years.

I have to say to me it made perfect sense to go console just to get away from this aspect of computing.
The same thoughts go through my head whenever I read comments about how expensive the PS3 is.

I mean, yeah, it's the most expensive console. But I used to drop that kind of money (and more) on upgrading my PC for gaming, without even breaking a sweat.

Console gaming also has the advantage that everyone's console has the same capabilities, whereas PCs are all slightly different. PC games have to be much more flexible in terms of performance, and owning a PC doesn't necessarily guarantee that you can play PC games.
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Old 8th July 2009, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have to say the master chief one doesn't look that bad compared to the other ones.
I suppose you get a ps3 logo when you become elite

Very strange selections
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Old 8th July 2009, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I suppose you get a ps3 logo when you become elite
LOL.
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Old 8th July 2009, 07:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Better than the old joysticks anyway they were kinda old i like the updates
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Old 9th July 2009, 02:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Do those tabs in the left side work for other people using Firefox or Safari? Not working here. Just to ask is it a feature that should work now, or something to see in the near future?

As a comment to this discussion, I eventually went to console gaming because I beginned to feel bored and a bit exhausted with all the tweaking of settings, opening the case, etc.

Today I have this brutal approach to all technology, if it works, it works, if it doesn't, then it is seriously broken and I won't install everything again, etc.

It had a very good impact on my life, I used to use a plethora of operating systems, a PC screwdriver on my key chain. It's so relieving to say "it's not my problem when your product does not work", or "repair this mac", "repair this console".
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Old 9th July 2009, 03:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey Lads,

Few words.

1. The new ranking graphics are theme "gaming through the ages" they are intended to start rough and finish polished.

2. There's an official feedback thread in the lounge.
http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...ndicators.html

3. You don't get a PS3 logo when you become elite. You get the SIMS icon. Woe to you.

4. We'll be adding a rank or two to fill in long gaps so elite may change

5. @Zaxvien the tabs on the side bar work on modern browsers. Please, make a post in the "Site Suggestions / Problems" forums with your system/browser type and we'll see about testing and fixing that version.

http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...ions-problems/

Cheers and thanks

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P.S. We've had very few complaints, more typically people desiring their personal favorite game.
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Old 9th July 2009, 03:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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the icon Reoh gets is the business, yet he is a special kind of spammer
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5. @Zaxvien the tabs on the side bar work on modern browsers. Please, make a post in the "Site Suggestions / Problems" forums with your system/browser type and we'll see about testing and fixing that version.
Now it seems to work, did not work yesterday. Nice job.

My browsers are always up to the date.

Only thing I did meanwhile was to block wowhead etc, because those slowed the pages to load like forever for Firefox+AdBlockPlus. Safari then cancels sooner, and just reports an error and displays the page correctly. I'm not sure if this is the explanation to the mystery, so I'll tell later what I find out.
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