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    Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    Welcome to the new Runic Games Fansite


    After many many months we are finally here! The new site has launched and I welcome you! Before I get into the nitty gritty details, here are two important pieces of information everyone needs to know:

    1. All User accounts have been unified by e-mail address. If you had both a Mods Database and Forum account on the old site, then your username will be the same as the forum. If you had two different e-mails you may have two different accounts now.
    2. Everyone must RESET THEIR PASSWORDS to log in!


    Now, before the most important info, I want to give a huge thanks to our testers and new staff members. Some of the testers have come and gone, and I hope they come back so I can properly thank them for their time, but we also have three new staff members to announce:
    1. Omnifas - Long time volunteer, wiki maintainer, and outstanding member of the community. He has offered to join us and will likely maintain the wiki, since he's almost single-handedly the reason the wiki looks so great now.
    2. Jarcho - Another outsanding member of the community, author of one of the more popular Class mod packs, and someone without whom we would not have been able to launch so quickly. Jarcho did some of the most tedious work on the wiki and mods transfer. Welcome Jarcho to the staff!
    3. Magistrate- A staff member at diablofans.com, he comes to us with a glowing recommendation and an urge to help the Torchlight community. He'll be helping us keep up with the daily news.


    Ok, now on to the new site info! I have written a few posts to cover everything, so I suggest you follow these links and read on!


    And don't forget to reset your password before logging in! Welcome to the new RGF!

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    Welcome to the new Runic Games Fansite


    After many many months we are finally here! The new site has launched and I welcome you! Before I get into the nitty gritty details, here are two important pieces of information everyone needs to know:

    1. All User accounts have been unified by e-mail address. If you had both a Mods Database and Forum account on the old site, then your username will be the same as the forum. If you had two different e-mails you may have two different accounts now.
    2. Everyone must RESET THEIR PASSWORDS to log in!


    Now, before the most important info, I want to give a huge thanks to our testers and new staff members. Some of the testers have come and gone, and I hope they come back so I can properly thank them for their time, but we also have three new staff members to announce:
    1. Omnifas - Long time volunteer, wiki maintainer, and outstanding member of the community. He has offered to join us and will likely maintain the wiki, since he's almost single-handedly the reason the wiki looks so great now.
    2. Jarcho - Another outsanding member of the community, author of one of the more popular Class mod packs, and someone without whom we would not have been able to launch so quickly. Jarcho did some of the most tedious work on the wiki and mods transfer. Welcome Jarcho to the staff!
    3. Magistrate- A staff member at diablofans.com, he comes to us with a glowing recommendation and an urge to help the Torchlight community. He'll be helping us keep up with the daily news.


    Ok, now on to the new site info! I have written a few posts to cover everything, so I suggest you follow these links and read on!


    And don't forget to reset your password before logging in! Welcome to the new RGF!

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    Looks nice!

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    Re: Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    I like it...mucho! Awesome job Webbstre

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    Re: Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    Welcome to the New Site!

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    Re: Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    As far as I know, that was the point... And it truly is more awsomeier than ever. Congrats on getting it finished Web!
    "If there is such a thing as too much power, I have not discovered it." - Volrath
    "I'll attract the enemy with my human call - I'm so wasted, I'm so WASTED!"

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    thanks for the new site. very easy to navigate.

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    Re: Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    Wooo!

    Gonna look through it all 2moro

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    Re: Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    Not sure if anyone here is interested in vBulletin, but I wrote up a review and explanation over on the Pre-Sales forum for vbulletin.com. Check it out here: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...in-4-My-review

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    Re: Welcome to the Revamped RGF!

    Hi Webbstre! Recently in another thread you said...

    Quote Originally Posted by Webbstre View Post
    This place was extremely happening right up until the moment the official forums started :P
    I confess I go back & forth a lot between RGF and forums.runicgames because I like both places. But it's becoming more and more tiresome to do that! I'd love to be able to stay in one forum, but feel that I'm not missing out on anything that might be happening some place else.

    I go to forums.runicgames because I feel there are a lot more discussions by modders, with mod-making tips or help over there. I think that's just a self-feeding kind of thing - there's a lot of mod talk which attracts modders which creates more mod talk, etc. I'm not saying RGF should focus on mod discussions; I'm saying I think talk begets talk. The subject matter could be anything really.

    So I think making it easy for people to talk is what a forum has to be really good at. And that's where I've got some suggestions for RGF. It's a sleek site really, but it's daunting. Here's what I mean...


    There are too many ways to go about doing one thing. Look at the bottom of this post - you've got "Blog this post" on the left and "Reply with quote" on the right. Then at the bottom of the thread there's "Reply to thread". I've been here a while but I'm still confused as to which does what . I am saying that complexity can be a barrier to easy talking.

    The forum layout is kinda confusing. When you get to the forums landing page (runicgamesfansite.com/forum.php) the center panel shows 3 forum categories: Main, Torchlight II forums and Guest forum. Then in the Forum Navigation panel on the right, there's Main (okay), Torchlight 1 Discussion, Torchlight 1 Modding, Torchlight MMO and General/Other Games. If these are all co-equal sister categories, they're better displayed in the center panel. And the right Nav panel is collapsible, so the categories there risk being missed.

    I think the site tries to do too much in one space. It's really like 3 sites in one - there's the news part of the site, the forums for member talk and the wiki. Each is a big and important chunk. So when you have them intertwined on one site, it can feel like a maze! Breaking-out the site into 3 distinct places is, in my opinion, the single step which would have the largest simplification benefit.

    But here's what I really like about RGF. I love the mods database! As a modder I really appreciate being able to track the number of downloads for each of my mods! And auto-creating a thread for each mod page is really elegant!

    I hope I don't come across as a hater! When I said I'd like to settle down into one forum, I'd really rather settle down here. And I hope I haven't caused you any frustration or hurt - I offer this feedback in the spirit of wanting to help and I hope it can be taken as constructive.

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