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Obi763

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The RuneScape website has been the same for awhile now. I know y'all have bigger things to do than refresh your website but in the future it's something that i would like to see change up a bit something new would be nice.

09-Jul-2018 10:43:51

Mod Lyon

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Hey Obi,

Is there something in particular you'd like to see change on the website? We're constantly improving the website and in the last week or so launched 6 large updates as well as several behind the scenes changes that were necessary.
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09-Jul-2018 11:02:25

ScapeRune
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Mod Lyon said:
Hey Obi,

Is there something in particular you'd like to see change on the website? We're constantly improving the website and in the last week or so launched 6 large updates as well as several behind the scenes changes that were necessary.

Is that 6 large updates to the website? If so you've kept awfully silent about them. I'm sure the users of this forum would be really interested to hear what you've been up to.
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09-Jul-2018 19:50:51

Jack Flac

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Mod Lyon said:
Hey Obi,

Is there something in particular you'd like to see change on the website? We're constantly improving the website and in the last week or so launched 6 large updates as well as several behind the scenes changes that were necessary.
Hmm. Let's see.

1) Make the Players Gallery stuff accessible on the website again. You know, things like Postbag from the Hedge, God Letters, Art submissions. All those little community things you've done over the years.

2) Make it easier to access the Lores and Histories. Currently the only way to access them is through this little link in this lonesome thread in the Lores section of the Forums.

3) Make it so it's easier to access the Drop Rates section of the website. You have it, so it should probably be easier to access than needing a random bookmark, right?

4) Fix broken links. You still have tons of things linking to the wiki that you removed. For example, on the Game Info page which you get to by clicking the Game Guide button at the top of the page, the "Read More" buttons on the Combat and World sections redirect to the Support section of the website. You have a Combat section available from the top bar. So why does the "Read More" button for the Combat section redirect to the Support site, rather than the Combat guide? Kind of makes the site look shabby, you know?

5) Also, would be nice if we could download wallpapers from your website, instead of having to go offsite to the Flickr page, like it used to be in the old days. Flickr is a nightmare to navigate, and anything that makes people want to come to your website, instead of some off-site social media platform, sounds like it would be a plus.
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09-Jul-2018 20:10:09

Mod Lyon

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ScapeRune said:
Mod Lyon said:
Hey Obi,

Is there something in particular you'd like to see change on the website? We're constantly improving the website and in the last week or so launched 6 large updates as well as several behind the scenes changes that were necessary.

Is that 6 large updates to the website? If so you've kept awfully silent about them. I'm sure the users of this forum would be really interested to hear what you've been up to.


Well keeping things short, we updated the Old School mobile page to add the news, the status of the games on their respective mobile stores and fixed some long standing issues. We also upgraded (site wide) our JQuery version, allowing us to resolve some vulnerabilities and keep our tech stack up to date. Yesterday we updated our Twitch connection / drops flow, this was due to several longstanding issues we've as yet been unable to resolve and a few others that we're not yet ready to shout about and some we can't shout about as they relate to security issues.

Our focus as a team is exclusively on the mobile project and improving the most effective areas for mobile, and we're excited for the updates we have yet to come. Updates there are much less exciting but much more important, while being things until they're released we can't really talk about for contractual reasons.
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10-Jul-2018 09:47:40

Mod Lyon

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Jack Flac said:
Mod Lyon said:
Hey Obi,

Is there something in particular you'd like to see change on the website? We're constantly improving the website and in the last week or so launched 6 large updates as well as several behind the scenes changes that were necessary.
Hmm. Let's see.

1) Make the Players Gallery stuff accessible on the website again. You know, things like Postbag from the Hedge, God Letters, Art submissions. All those little community things you've done over the years.

2) Make it easier to access the Lores and Histories. Currently the only way to access them is through this little link in this lonesome thread in the Lores section of the Forums.

3) Make it so it's easier to access the Drop Rates section of the website. You have it, so it should probably be easier to access than needing a random bookmark, right?

4) Fix broken links. You still have tons of things linking to the wiki that you removed. For example, on the Game Info page which you get to by clicking the Game Guide button at the top of the page, the "Read More" buttons on the Combat and World sections redirect to the Support section of the website. You have a Combat section available from the top bar. So why does the "Read More" button for the Combat section redirect to the Support site, rather than the Combat guide? Kind of makes the site look shabby, you know?

5) Also, would be nice if we could download wallpapers from your website, instead of having to go offsite to the Flickr page, like it used to be in the old days. Flickr is a nightmare to navigate, and anything that makes people want to come to your website, instead of some off-site social media platform, sounds like it would be a plus.



1) Those being accessible on the website is a Community Management thing, which I believe they still do. The most recent being the Solak Player Gallery winners in the RunePass - Ocean's Bounty newspost

2 / 3) Links in the main navigation are limited to the most useful and high traffic areas of the site, if we add too many options it becomes cluttered and no-one can find what they want. There is much more reason for a new player to want to find the News, as opposed to /drop-rates for example.

4) I agree, I've raised this issue with the Project Manager for the website and offered to change them in my spare time but there's just so many other things to be working on.

5) Again, something for our Community Management / Social Media teams.
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10-Jul-2018 09:51:44

ScapeRune
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Mod Lyon said:
Our focus as a team is exclusively on the mobile project and improving the most effective areas for mobile, and we're excited for the updates we have yet to come. Updates there are much less exciting but much more important, while being things until they're released we can't really talk about for contractual reasons.

Haha yea that's fair, technical patch notes don't exactly get the most hype but it's good to hear that all this behind the scenes stuff is happening. Thank for the reply.
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10-Jul-2018 21:44:58

Obi763

Obi763

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I would love to see just an overall visual change it has been the same for years now and has become bland to me. I partially agree with Jack Flac that finding the lore and histories would be a nice addition to the site. If i were a new player i would find it strange to figure out what RuneScape is about. Overall my original post was just about visual changes i just wish the site felt like it did back when i first started playing. I cant really explain what i mean by that i also appreciate the response from you Mod Lyon you have personally verified that Jagex is actively listening to the community. To answer your question more clearly here is what i would love to see change.

1. Visual layout change: it feels like the site has been similar for years.

2. Better search bars/futures

3. When viewing the device from a mobile device it is often hard to click on the top portion such as Chronicle Oldshool that is the bar i speak of. With RuneScape going mobile i would love to see a more mobile friendly site.

4. To again speak on what Jack Flac had said a portion of the site dedicated to the lore would be an awesome edition.

11-Jul-2018 08:17:50

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