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Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 08-28-08 09:21 PM CT (US)         

If you haven't noticed by now, your faithful dictator (considered "Aro" by majority) has become your new-old webmaster, returning to my old position as Seraph until my partner CrystalCrown returns, after which we'll both be working together. There has been a few changes to the roster; due to Real Life time constraints, three members of our respected team of moderators, newIdea, Qazitory and Gordon B, had to make their leave, while we have added a new member to our team, none other than giggling-green AoKH-vet Scud! Since I am your humbled, slightly possessed webmaster once again, I have mentioned the changes the site would under-go here on the forums; what kind of changes can I possibly pull out of my pockets? Perhaps something sinister, like pulling out a rabbit?!? Read on...

Since '06, perhaps even earlier, I have said each year that AoKH would get a make-over; right now, Age of Kings Heaven's content is out-dated, horridly coded, and she doesn't look as hot as she used to back in 1998. She lost her groove, some would say, and while she's always been a looker, she's had to put on more make-up than most great sites need to cover up her wrinkles. Age metaphores aside, updating content has always been met with a degree of difficulty, and our team aims to improve that. Now that the staff roster has been rebuilt, with additions to our staff coming very soon, one of our largest plans includes a complete website overhaul; an improved, up-to-date web design along with up-to-date content! Along with the content will come more news (that's right, a pretty front page with updated news!), contests, as well as dozens of other ideas floating around on how to make Age of Kings Heaven more fun for you all!

Of course, although the redesign is going to help our staff immensely in our operations, content is by no means the most important update we plan to make. What of the forums? The design is going to stay the same (save for Halloween and April Fools, of course; disorder is ideal on those days =D), so can always count on the good ol' forums looking as bright, happy and familiar as they always have, but we plan on implementing greater forumer participation into the new site, especially our University. Our forums are unmatched when it comes to AoK knowledge, and we aim to support that by making that knowledge accessible to everyone!

I'm very optimistic about Age of Kings Heaven's future, and our team plans on doing everything we can to make the site more exciting to the fans of the crowning jewel of real time strategy. We've always been the biggest and best Age of Kings websites out there, but we're about to become bigger and better!

Have any questions? Ask them here! Although these plans are not fully formulated as of yet, we can assure you that they'll happen. Hopefully this post has cleared some things up, and ask away if you have any questions.


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Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 09-05-08 04:06 PM CT (US)     76 / 97       
Part 3 of *squints*

Oooo we're getting very close... I think one more after this one, and you'll get to see the final.

(And keep in mind to those delivering criticism -- these are old, "being worked on" screenshots. I knew what was wrong with them when I developed them, and improved upon them significantly. )

» Your attractive master.
» "Because I before E is a LIE!!!"
Kor
Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 09-05-08 04:22 PM CT (US)     77 / 97       
Nice!

Kor | The Age of Chivalry is upon us!
Wellent ich gugk, so hindert mich / köstlicher ziere sinder,
Der ich e pflag, da für ich sich / Neur kelber, gaiss, böck, rinder,
Und knospot leut, swarz, hässeleich, / Vast rüssig gen dem winder;
Die geben müt als sackwein vich. / Vor angst slach ich mein kinder
Offt hin hinder.
sly_guy
Squire
posted 09-05-08 04:31 PM CT (US)     78 / 97       
I must say, the "Lorem ipsum" was a nice touch there, Aro.

It's looking much better than what it started as.

- ک

Ladies and Gentlemen, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

This message has been brought to you by procrastination and the letters K and V.

[This message has been edited by sly_guy (edited 09-05-2008 @ 04:33 PM).]

Steve
Squire
(id: swp)
posted 09-05-08 05:49 PM CT (US)     79 / 97       
I never knew we had this emoticon.




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Kor
Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 09-05-08 06:19 PM CT (US)     80 / 97       
No overusing smilies, Steve!

Kor | The Age of Chivalry is upon us!
Wellent ich gugk, so hindert mich / köstlicher ziere sinder,
Der ich e pflag, da für ich sich / Neur kelber, gaiss, böck, rinder,
Und knospot leut, swarz, hässeleich, / Vast rüssig gen dem winder;
Die geben müt als sackwein vich. / Vor angst slach ich mein kinder
Offt hin hinder.
VonCorgath
Squire
posted 09-05-08 06:42 PM CT (US)     81 / 97       
Yea, that last skin in nice Aro! I like it.
Can't wait to see the final edition.

[This message has been edited by VonCorgath (edited 09-05-2008 @ 06:42 PM).]

Gwame
Squire
posted 09-05-08 08:12 PM CT (US)     82 / 97       
(And keep in mind to those delivering criticism
Now now, it's constructive critism, and the opinions of those who frequent the site. We important. All your base are belong to us.

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Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 09-05-08 09:30 PM CT (US)     83 / 97       
Now now, it's constructive critism, and the opinions of those who frequent the site. We important. All your base are belong to us.
Of course, hey, I have no problem with any kind of criticism. But yeah... they're kind of old screenshots. Save the good stuff for the final layout.

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Powery
Squire
posted 09-06-08 04:08 AM CT (US)     84 / 97       
I find that royal crimson red really fitting.
Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 09-06-08 07:41 PM CT (US)     85 / 97       
And I give you... the final design.

» Your attractive master.
» "Because I before E is a LIE!!!"
Emperor Alexander
Squire
(id: Alex Coles)
posted 09-06-08 07:43 PM CT (US)     86 / 97       
OMG SO GAY!!!

Nah, joking. I think it's great, though that multicoloured blur looks strange (the bit that looks a bit like brush strokes).

"...there's a difference between offering constructive criticism and going out of your way to be a dick." - Aro
sly_guy
Squire
posted 09-06-08 07:46 PM CT (US)     87 / 97       


I'm at a loss for words.

All right, I've finally found my jaw. I like the new items along the navbar on the right, although I'm curious as to what has been blurred out...

It just looks incredible.

- ک

Ladies and Gentlemen, wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

This message has been brought to you by procrastination and the letters K and V.

[This message has been edited by sly_guy (edited 09-06-2008 @ 07:59 PM).]

Aro
AoKH Dictator
posted 09-06-08 07:51 PM CT (US)     88 / 97       
Nah, joking. I think it's great, though that multicoloured blur looks strange (the bit that looks a bit like brush strokes).
I blurred out an ad.

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Gwame
Squire
posted 09-06-08 08:12 PM CT (US)     89 / 97       
It's quite nice, though I'd also like to see what it would look like if it were less saturated. Good job, Aro. I hope they double your pay.

MY NAME IS GWAME I AM AOKH MEMBER SINCE 2004 AND I HAVE MANY POSTS
BEST SIG OF 2008 AND 2ND BEST SIG OF 2009 (SAME SIG LOLOL)
BEST SIG OF 2008
92% of teenagers have moved on to rap music. If you're on of the 8% that still listens to real music, copy this into your signature.
"^`'*-=~+,._.,+~=-*'`^" "Gwame your sig ain't funny nomore." - morgoth bauglir"^`'*-=~+,._.,+~=-*'`^"
Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 09-06-08 08:49 PM CT (US)     90 / 97       
That's, well, fantabulous I must say. When will it be implemented?

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Emperor Alexander
Squire
(id: Alex Coles)
posted 09-06-08 09:01 PM CT (US)     91 / 97       
When the Alex Coles columns, statues and memorials are erected, the new look will be available. But until then, get sculpting!

"...there's a difference between offering constructive criticism and going out of your way to be a dick." - Aro
morgoth bauglir
Squire
posted 09-07-08 01:49 AM CT (US)     92 / 97       
Approves. But it needs moar features. Aesthetic changes can only go so far.

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posted 09-07-08 11:18 AM CT (US)     93 / 97       
Even though I had my doubts, I have to congratulate you Aro - you pulled it off. You managed to satisfy a conservative old grump. *looks at Kor*

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Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-07-08 02:30 PM CT (US)     94 / 97       
Approves. But it needs moar features. Aesthetic changes can only go so far.
Just you wait.

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Warlord002
Squire
posted 09-07-08 05:11 PM CT (US)     95 / 97       
By the way Aro, in your first screenshot it says "Age of Empires III is a game by Ensemble Studios", but other than that, very nice.

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Squire
(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 09-07-08 07:48 PM CT (US)     96 / 97       
Gwame
Squire
posted 09-07-08 09:03 PM CT (US)     97 / 97       
This is no longer a sticky. A new one has taken its place.

MY NAME IS GWAME I AM AOKH MEMBER SINCE 2004 AND I HAVE MANY POSTS
BEST SIG OF 2008 AND 2ND BEST SIG OF 2009 (SAME SIG LOLOL)
BEST SIG OF 2008
92% of teenagers have moved on to rap music. If you're on of the 8% that still listens to real music, copy this into your signature.
"^`'*-=~+,._.,+~=-*'`^" "Gwame your sig ain't funny nomore." - morgoth bauglir"^`'*-=~+,._.,+~=-*'`^"
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