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Tyvokka

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The Times They Are a-Changin'

16 May 2018 - 02:43 PM

The Times They Are a-Changin'

 

After what seems like years(oh wait...) I am excited to announce the release of the latest Deadlystream overhaul next Wednesday (5/23). 

 

What's New: 

 

  • New theme - Updating the homepage and forum to have a more up-to-date look and feel. 
  • New forums - We have had a large backlog for new forum requests and they will be fulfilled beginning next week.
  • Clubs - The ability for members to create and manage their own micro-communities within Deadlystream. Much like sub-reddits or the "social groups" feature of LucasForums.
  • Chat - Not exactly new but the chat room is coming back to a forum near you!
  • Bookmarks - Allows any member to save content and come back to it later (think reddit save feature). 
  • Wiki - Adding wiki functionality to Deadlystream to make tutorials and general knowledge sharing more intuitive. 
  • Discord - We will be endorsing an official Discord for the KoTOR community and displaying Discord stats on Deadlystream directly. More to come soon. 
  • Admin tools - A much needed update to admin and moderator tools for the staff to help make their lives easier. 

 

 

What's Changin': 

 

  • Gallery and Blogs - Modernizing and adding new features to both applications, making them easier to use and adding some must have features. 
  • Community Engagement - Updates to polls (surveys), raffles and awards. We want to see a big uplift in the number of community events hosted by both Staff and the community as a whole. 
  • Downloads - Many small enhancements to the downloads section and many optimizations to make downloads faster and easier. 
  • Login and Profiles - Login with discord, steam and google and new fields to display your steam and discord users directly on your user profile.
  • Premium Members - Additional premium only features such as DS email accounts, chat rooms, forums and more. 
  • New Users - Updates to initial communication to new users, helping them understand Deadlystream and the KoTOR community overall. 
  • Modders Account - Focusing on advertising this feature to the community, its free and provides a bigger upload limit, access to a new modders only forum, and additional features around the site. 
  • Bans - More transparency around bans, why a member has been banned and how long the ban is for. 
  • Staff - We will have more announcements around available positions and general staff updates in the near future. 
  • Other - Hundreds of small tweaks to posting, uploads, downloads, user profiles and the overall user interface. 

 

 

What's happenin':

 

 

  • 5/23 - we will release the site update, forums will be updated immediately, the front(home) page will be down.
  • June - roll out of new features, forums and general updates. Optimization of the site and new features throughout the month. 
  • Mid-June - Discord integration, community announcements / updates. 
  • July - Homepage will be brought back online, tweaks to the site and features as needed. New admin tools rolled out.  

 

I am personally very excited to be able to finally announce these changes. Any questions are more than welcome.

 

May the force be with us all!

 


Deadlystream Maintenance

03 January 2018 - 07:00 PM

Happy New Year everyone!
 
Deadlystream will begin some on going maintenance beginning today (1/3/18) through Sunday (1/7/18). This may result in the site being unavailable for hours at a time while some much needed software and hardware maintenance is completed. All should be back to normal by 1/8/18 but hopefully much sooner. Once maintenance is complete I will update this post.
 
Thank you to everyone in this community for your support of Deadlystream!

 

EDIT: Maintenance is complete, thank you for your patience!
 
-Tyvokka


Deadlystream all the things

17 October 2017 - 12:48 AM

Hey Everyone!

 

As some of you may have noticed we have had some site outages this last week. 

 

First let me apologize as I was otherwise preoccupied with some other issues which resulted in a delayed response from me. 

 

That aside, over the coming weeks Deadlystream will need to undergo some server hardware maintenance; This may result in  the site being offline for hours at a time while I move all of Deadlystream to a new server cluster. I hope you can all bare with us while this is underway. 

 

 

And for one site update, we plan to have the Mod of the Year conest once again this coming December, so please get your mods in as soon as possible!

 

Thanks for being apart of our community! 

 

Tyvokka