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Community Portal: Alpha 3 transitional state


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Hi everyone!


With the Alpha 3 deployment around the corner and the RDMS implementation, we had to make significant changes in the background by connecting organizations data available on the Community Portal to the organizations data that will be available in-game. As it is a "Work in Progress", the Community Portal will switch in "Read Only" mode for the time being, to limit the probability of technical issues.


During this transitional period, All management actions for the organizations will be done in-game.

You will also note that the number of legates per organizations isn't displayed anymore.

We are aware the situation isn't ideal, but it's a temporary and necessary step.


Update: Wednesday, January 22th, 16:15 UTC


What's the current situation?

To be clear:

- Posting/Editing News have been deactivated on the Community Portal.

- It will still be possible to post/edit News on the Community Portal through the in-game User Interface (assuming you have the proper rights to do such thing).

- Posting/Editing News will remain in a minimal state for the time being (only simple text. HTML code for formating options and image insertion will came back later).

- Posting/Editing News directly through the Community Portal should come back at a later stage.

- The "Join Organization / Accept application" feature remains active.

- The applications pending before the maintenance today should still be there after.

- Features such promoting or demoting a member will now exclusively in-game (as the process may now involve other game mechanics).

- Displaying the number of legates on the Organization Ranking page has been deactivated (as an intermediary step of the coming changes in the future).


What's coming in the future?

(please keep in mind that the features described below are work in progress and might change before their release)


Organization Ranking by the number of Active Members.

As the Community Portal will evolve, we plan to display the number "Active Members" and the number "Honorary Members" for each organization in the future.

The Organization Ranking will be done by the number of Active Members in decreasing order.


What will be "Active Members" and "Honorary Members"?

"Honorary Members" accounts will be accounts that have joined an organization on the Community Portal but haven't access to the game.

"Active Members" accounts will be accounts that have joined an organization on the Community Portal and have access to the game.

Accounts joining an organization directly in-game will be automatically validated as "Active Members" in an organization.

Only "Active Members" will be eligible to legate status, as most organization management actions will be only possible in-game.


Why planning this?

This is planned for two reasons:

1) To give a better visibility for newcomers regarding the activity potential of each organization (which can impact the decision of joining one organization or another).

2) To discourage unfair practices such as creating ghost accounts and making them join an org to inflate artificially its size (and get undeserved visibility).


Best Regards,

The Novaquark Team.


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