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ewokonfire
ewokonfire
Posts: 7

10/1/2018
I hate to be so negative immediately after the big roll-out, but I don't like the new site design. I can understand how it looks nicer, but it feels much less utilitarian to me. The big deal to me is how much less compact the new version feels - I think my mouse wheel finger might drop off if I use the new design for too long. Is there an option anywhere to go back to the old design? I understand that I'll probably feel better about the new design after a couple of weeks, but I'd prefer to not have to go through that.
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The Elfin Cannibal
The Elfin Cannibal
Posts: 162

10/1/2018
It looks a lot less nice, honestly. A Victorian game should look old-fashioned, dammit.

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
FROM past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
--The Elfin Cannibal

Bohemian. Revolutionary. Fond of Rubbery Men. Carefully friendly towards He In The Well.
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Frenjamin Banklin
Frenjamin Banklin
Posts: 49

10/1/2018
the main problem I have is that the game is currently semi-unplayable without my extensions. Hopefully they aren't too difficult to update, and the authors are willing.
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Cacame9946
Cacame9946
Posts: 15

10/1/2018
Agreed. Why do I have to open a menu just to see how many actions I have left or log out?

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Paradox Locke
Paradox Locke
Posts: 10

10/1/2018
I would say I see the opposite problem, actually. The new design seems more utilitarian, for the most part - but at the cost of style. My favourite new touch, and a genuinely excellent one, are the redrawn, expanded location banners (including the extension of the player character's current one to their profile) but everything down from that is... a mixed bag. Regarding the profiles in particular, oh, my word... it is an aesthetic mess. (And one can't delete journal entries through it anymore for some reason?) Thankfully, the classic Storynexus profiles are still up, so you can continue to look at those (and delete your journal entries!) as you wish; you just have to follow the corresponding links to them instead of the ones provided by the game.

... I sure hope that this is a permanent fixture and not something that the developers missed in the renovation process and will 'fix' in a day or two or that they're just planning to retire slightly later. By the Bazaar, I want my classic Storynexus profile to stay, if nothing else.

Ideally, they'll smooth over the clearer aesthetic drawbacks relatively shortly (i.e. the entire new profile design save the introduction/banner section at the top) and introduce the option to switch between the classic and new styles at will. I really don't think the new design is all bad - there are several parts of it that I quite like! - but I second the OP in that, at least in its exact current state, I'd probably rather not get used to it if I have a choice in the matter.
edited by Paradox Locke on 10/1/2018

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Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3340

10/2/2018
Cacame9946 wrote:
Agreed. Why do I have to open a menu just to see how many actions I have left or log out?



The site changes design based on the width of your browser window–sounds like you need to widen yours a bit.

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Cacame9946
Cacame9946
Posts: 15

10/2/2018
Optimatum wrote:
Cacame9946 wrote:
Agreed. Why do I have to open a menu just to see how many actions I have left or log out?


The site changes design based on the width of your browser window–sounds like you need to widen yours a bit.

Yeah, I figured that out shortly after posting. Basically, I have to constantly use landscape view, which is still annoying. Unless you know another way to widen a tablet's screen and still be able to read the text.

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Ridara
Ridara
Posts: 4

10/2/2018
  • Like, forget aesthetics, it's still buggy as all hell. I can't even access one of my characters. I'm reporting every bug I'm seeing, but I have to wonder how it made it out of beta like this.

    EDIT: To the stan who downvoted me for talking about bugs, if your goal is to shame me into silence, you should know it's not going to work. I've got nothing to be ashamed of.

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    Absintheuse
    Absintheuse
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    Posts: 342

    10/2/2018
    ewokonfire wrote:
    I hate to be so negative immediately after the big roll-out, but I don't like the new site design. I can understand how it looks nicer, but it feels much less utilitarian to me. The big deal to me is how much less compact the new version feels - I think my mouse wheel finger might drop off if I use the new design for too long. Is there an option anywhere to go back to the old design? I understand that I'll probably feel better about the new design after a couple of weeks, but I'd prefer to not have to go through that.



    Hello! There is no option to revert to the old site design, but we will be monitoring the new site, along with its feedback and bug reports throughout the next few months to make sure that things are working as intended.


    If you notice anything that's not working quite right, especially on uncommon devices or browsers, please do email us at support@failbettergames.com. This can include some user experience bits too, like if it's not so much a bug as something that is very confusing within the new design of the site. These are the kind of things we'll be looking at first.


    If you have more general feedback about the site, for example things about the aesthetics of the site, or new features you were hoping we'd add (ie. being able to gift fate, a new outfit slot, etc.) it'd be very helpful if you can send that directly to feedback@failbettergames.com. Feedback is very important to us, but we'll be covering functionality/usability bits first.
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    Emain Ablach
    Emain Ablach
    Posts: 321

    10/4/2018
    GuesssWho wrote:
    It looks a lot less nice, honestly. A Victorian game should look old-fashioned, dammit.



    This.

    An immersive game like Fallen London needs an immersive user interface. Well, at least I think so.

    The current design greatly clashes with the Victorian theme.

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    wziemniak
    wziemniak
    Posts: 13

    10/7/2018
    For me it doesn't open on a cell phone. Says that safe connection couldn't be established. I'm not good with smart phones so I don't know how to enable not safe connection.
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    Ed Rolison
    Ed Rolison
    Posts: 57

    10/9/2018
    wziemniak wrote:
    For me it doesn't open on a cell phone. Says that safe connection couldn't be established. I'm not good with smart phones so I don't know how to enable not safe connection.


    Are you going to https://www.fallenlondon.com
    Because I had a few problems with site certificates fallenlondon.com is using the storynexus SSL certificate, but www.fallenlondon.com is using the correct cert.
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    Kukapetal
    Kukapetal
    Posts: 1440

    10/10/2018
    Wow, I just realized you can't see other people's journals in the corner of the page anymore. It makes me sad to know Fleshy's antics shall now go unappreciated upset
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    Daedalus_Falk
    Daedalus_Falk
    Posts: 222

    10/10/2018
    I certainly hope they'll be re-implementing "Who else is here", myself.

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    wziemniak
    wziemniak
    Posts: 13

    22 days ago
    Ed Rolison wrote:

    Are you going to https://www.fallenlondon.com
    Because I had a few problems with site certificates fallenlondon.com is using the storynexus SSL certificate, but www.fallenlondon.com is using the correct cert.

    Yes, all the time. It's been over a month and they haven't fixed it yet.
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    The Elfin Cannibal
    The Elfin Cannibal
    Posts: 162

    22 days ago
    Can we at least get a skin of the old site? The current one kinda hurts my eyes.

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    DO you recall how the Hunger began?
    I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
    FROM past the High Wilderness and beyond
    I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
    --The Elfin Cannibal

    Bohemian. Revolutionary. Fond of Rubbery Men. Carefully friendly towards He In The Well.
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     Saklad
    Saklad
    Posts: 507

    15 days ago
    I actually love the new design. Anyway, if you really want the old design, you could always reimplement it yourself with the API endpoints of the new site. I’m sure the Internet Archive has a copy of the old stylesheets and such.

    It would probably break really often, and be a lot of work, but nothing is stopping you.

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    The Elfin Cannibal
    The Elfin Cannibal
    Posts: 162

    14 days ago
    Aww

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    DO you recall how the Hunger began?
    I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
    FROM past the High Wilderness and beyond
    I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
    --The Elfin Cannibal

    Bohemian. Revolutionary. Fond of Rubbery Men. Carefully friendly towards He In The Well.
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    alkemicVixen
    alkemicVixen
    Posts: 9

    14 days ago
    I just came back to the game after about 6 months, and I'm so confused. I came back dead. After I eliminated all my wounds, I was returned to my lodgings, but I can't find the map or means to go somewhere else, and all my options seem to be fate-locked? Am I missing something?
    edited by alkemicVixen on 12/1/2018

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    Optimatum
    Optimatum
    Posts: 3340

    14 days ago
    alkemicVixen wrote:
    I just came back to the game after about 6 months, and I'm so confused. I came back dead. After I eliminated all my wounds, I was returned to my lodgings, but I can't find the map or means to go somewhere else, and all my options seem to be fate-locked? Am I missing something?



    What device are you playing on? The travel button may be in an unexpected place. For the rest, you'll need to contact support@failbettergames.com

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    For the holiday season, send me Christmas Cards for sips of Cider! Fogscapes with Tentacles strongly preferred. (Only one per character, sorry!)

    PM me for information enigmatic or Fated. Though the forum please, not FL itself.
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