17 Apr 2017

Alpha 19: Website update

We felt like the website could use an overhaul and needed some love. While we are at it, we will also add some sweet new features!

The back-end of Hordes has been improved. It's more dynamic now, so you can see related posts in the blog, and navigation around posts is easier. In the future, this will allow us to build more features around the game, such as clan management or item trading as well as the full login system.


Website additions

Front page

  • Front page of Hordes.io redesigned. Responsive and cleaner!
  • Added the ability to log in to your characters from the main page

Blog

  • Added a Blog post overview
  • Differentiation of blog post by different post types and icons, such as "Change" and "Update", "Hotfix", etc!

Ladder

  • Added a Player ladder for level and fame rankings
  • Added a Clan ladder for fame ranking, counting the total fame sum of all players in a clan

Game additions

Mage

We will be adding more visual effects to Hordes, and we're starting with the mage.

Pretty spells
  • Added a spell effect to the mage frostbolt

Tech

Performance

Minor performance fixes, nothing big to see here, but we hope that it helps players with weaker systems.

Clean-up
  • Removed some unnecessary stuff from the main page for faster loading
  • Separated the main page loading process into two phases, so the initial login page shows faster for slow internet connections
  • Cleaned up unnecessary materials for better rendering performance