As you can see we have moved. It took quite some time to move the old forums and guides to this site and configure everything but now the site is finally ready to be used. There are a few things that are different now, many features are improvements however the forums look totally different now. Even though the forums seem plain at first sight, they are much faster now than the old ones. There is still a lot of work to do on them, mainly about the style, but that will be done soon.
We moved to this cms because our old system was way to buggy and slow. Load times were atrocious sometimes and navigating through the site was just not enjoyable anymore. This system is much faster, cleaner and a lot lighter on the code. Also the site has a ‘throttle’ function which reduces the sites features if there is a lot of traffic, while still keeping content accessible as fast as possible.
Our site now has stopped trying to provide many different things like downloads and macros as well as guides. We find that we weren’t able to focus on anything well enough beside guide making. So we decided to take a load off our shoulder and concentrate fully on guides, which will improve guide quality and the pace at which we’ll provide them as well. People are strongly encouraged to participate in guide writing, we have added rewards etc. but all about that can be read here: https://www.wow-pro.com/node/722
Things that still need to be done:
– forums need a rehaul in looks and avaliable features, e.g. badges need to be shown etc.
– join dates are toally messed up, need to be corrected
– the site needs it’s theme completely redesigned and graphics need to be made for different parts of the site
– user points need to be rewarded for votes that people get on their guides
– avatars should normally appear in a different spot in comments (outside of forums that is)
(Btw don’t forget to use the “read more” link under each post on the front page, what you see is mostly only a teaser).
I won’t list all the features that the site has now, I’ll let you discover those on your own, though the most important change I want to hint at is that forums aren’t used for guides anymore AT ALL. Only for discussing. Another important thing is that for now new and old posts aren’t well enough distinguished, so use the “recent posts” link to find all new posts and comments. If you have any suggestions or feedback, use the contact form or write a PM to me. (Btw your PMs were imported, however they might contain a few charset errors, apologies for that)
Btw, usernames have been ported over you can just log in with your username and password, just like on the old site.
P.S. Another thing: All the links have been fixed inside the guides to match the new site but on the forums most links to other forum topics etc. probably won’t work, sorry for that.