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New Host A Game UI

Postby uakf.b » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:48 pm

We just released a new website for hosting games (https://host.entgaming.net). We'd appreciate any feedback on it, such as suggestions to make the website more intuitive to use, or bugs that you encountered!
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby Blasterixx » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:38 pm

Hi,The new layout looks indeed cleaner and all, but i don't find it any better than the old one, for exemple the overall scale of the words is too big and we can't seelct the hosted games to see who hosted them, or what people are in them, i find that inferior to the old layout.
I feel like i am on Makemehost now, and i hate that, ent was always superior to Makemehost, but now i can't say much...
I would rather have the old site layout back, but if that won't happen then my suggestions are these:
1. Make the words smaller(they are way too big as they are now)
2.It would be nice if there could be more hosting spots than are now(i think there are 15 games hosted max now)
3.For some reason the Europe(france) bot doesn't work for me, and i am from Europe.

Anyway thanks for the great work so far with this site, cheers!
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby Sylvanas » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:47 pm

Looks just like mmh, which is a good thing (to me). Do you think you can add a column that tells you the host's name like mmh used to?
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby uakf.b » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:03 pm

@Blasterixx the website is mainly for people who want to host games, so I think you could still use the Games list (games.php) to see who is in the game. The main improvement I think is picking a map is much more intuitive (hopefully). But I agree about font size I will see if it looks good with slightly smaller size. Will also see about more hosting spots.

I think the occasionally not being able to join issue may be on the host bot side, I will see if it can be fixed.

@Sylvanas hm yeah I guess that could be useful, okay I added the column.

Edit: I think it does look better with smaller font size, I updated it!
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby Haunt » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:59 pm

@uakf.b Could you also add a column for how long the game has been in the lobby?

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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby null » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:23 pm

I really dig the new style, I definitely prefer this one over the old.

However, just as Haunt stated, would be great if you could also, somehow, include the length/duration of the lobby. Furthermore, it would also be great if you could see how many times a map has been hosted (https://i.imgur.com/XXpNGsP.png) because there is definitely a lot of cheated maps but by seeing whichever map that has been hosted the most allows us to play non-cheated version (for the most part). I won't say much about showing the size of the map though, I leave that to you.
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby uakf.b » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:02 pm

@Haunt @null alright I added the game uptime and map times hosted. Thanks for the feedback! The games list is getting a bit cluttered now though.
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby Sylvanas » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:20 pm

uakf.b wrote:@Haunt @null alright I added the game uptime and map times hosted. Thanks for the feedback! The games list is getting a bit cluttered now though.

It's fine. Maybe a softer color for the background? Pure white backgrounds kill my soul.

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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby EdgeOfChaos » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 am

Thanks uakf! That's a lot better than the old one in my opinion; fewer clicks to host games and upload games, etc.
Only real recommendation is add some background. Even black background is better than white, it hurts my eyes.
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby uakf.b » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:31 am

@Sylvanas @EdgeOfChaos what do you think about it now?
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby uakf.b » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:48 am

from discord: need to be able to delete uploaded maps (for now you can use the old system, https://entgaming.net/link/makemehost.php)
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby JimboJohnson » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:03 am

How about you guys add a new "Upload your own map" section for us map makers? I only see that feature available in the old layout. The only other thing that i can say is that the background is blinding white, perhaps make some of it darker blue so it gives it some depth? Think of it like the rest of the site, it needs something darker behind it. :idea:

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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby uakf.b » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:25 am

@JimboJohnson there is an Upload New Map button at https://host.entgaming.net/#host that you can use. I might move it directly under the Maps text instead of below the search results, to make it more prominent.
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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby JimboJohnson » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:36 am

Yep i see it now thanks! Had me worried there haha. But yes consider making a background for the hosting page since that is where most people will be spending their time on the site. Not to mention its very blinding.

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Re: New Host A Game UI

Postby JaysProjex » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:20 pm

I think the new UI looks alot cleaner & simplified, however I do have some concerns. I don't think having the location at the beginning is as important as what the game name is, this is just my opinion anyways.

Currently it's setup like this:
Location | Gamename | Map | Host | Slots | Uptime

What it should be:
Game Name | Map | Slots | Host | Uptime | Location

Also beneath uptime the times are way too far off to the right, try consolidating them into a fixed boxed area, I would also do this for everything else the gaps are pretty large. The font size for "Games In Lobby" & "Host Queue" could be reduced just a tad they're a bit too large. That's about it, looks good though.


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