Battle log improvements (in Changelog)

AdminJonathan October 6 2005 11:08 PM EDT

Verifex's changes are the flashiest so far; Wonderpuff's battle log changes are possibly the most useful.

Check out the "summary" mode in your recent battles.

maulaxe October 6 2005 11:13 PM EDT


Adrian Exodus October 6 2005 11:19 PM EDT

oooh now thats sweet!

Wonderpuff October 6 2005 11:20 PM EDT

For the record, I added that one. If it breaks (one bug report so far) send me a note at I'm coming through tomorrow night to take another pass at things and I'll look at it then.

trigun October 6 2005 11:26 PM EDT

that is awesome..^_^

Adrian Exodus October 6 2005 11:28 PM EDT

click show battle summary, click show 1000 battle summary (takes you to show 1000 battle instead?) click show only losses gives a server error,

also is their anyway we could get this to do just show 24 hour?

and another side point....are we sure this isn't a change month O_o?

RIPsalt3d October 6 2005 11:38 PM EDT

No gameplay elements have changed.

Intox October 6 2005 11:39 PM EDT


Quark October 6 2005 11:40 PM EDT


AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 6 2005 11:41 PM EDT

Maybe this is junior developer month? :)

RIPsalt3d October 6 2005 11:45 PM EDT

Oh yeah, it is a really cool change, though.

Maelstrom October 6 2005 11:45 PM EDT


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Wonderpuff October 6 2005 11:46 PM EDT

Yeah, I'm finding a few little bugs now that it's more than just me and verifex playing with it.

Maybe it's junior tester month? :)

Wonderpuff October 6 2005 11:48 PM EDT

Maelstrom, a description of how you managed to raise the error will ultimately prove much more useful than the error message itself.

Blarg October 6 2005 11:48 PM EDT

wow, all these new changes are great. Thanks everyone :)

AdminJonathan October 6 2005 11:50 PM EDT

all the errors so far are a divide-by-zero one.

please don't report more errors until this is fixed.

AdminJonathan October 7 2005 12:01 AM EDT


Derek October 7 2005 12:07 AM EDT

Awesome change - is there any way draws could be separated from stalemates and the list be sortable by wins or win percentage?

Wonderpuff October 7 2005 12:12 AM EDT

Yeah, I can separate those out. For some reason on my first pass through I overlooked stalemates entirely. For resorting, wait till I get the bugs with current functionality straightened out.

xDanELx October 7 2005 12:14 AM EDT

Amazing. I love the summary option. :D

Special J October 7 2005 12:15 AM EDT

nice addition!

QBOddBird October 7 2005 12:17 AM EDT

*WoW*. This is the best thing I've ever seen. I give it a 15/10! I love it!

{CB1ate}aupStar October 7 2005 12:18 AM EDT

I wish every change month was as sweet as this month...;)

Relic October 7 2005 12:21 AM EDT

Nice change Wonderpuff. I like it lots. :)

TrueDevil [AAA] October 7 2005 12:25 AM EDT

Very very nice changes. I like it.

Maelstrom October 7 2005 12:52 AM EDT

Wonderpuff, the error I had earlier was simply when I clicked on the "Show Battle Summary" link.

It's working fine now, and I must say, that is very impressive and useful!

I do have a small complaint: at the top of the page, you have links for "Show Battle Detail" and "Show 1000 Battle Summary", but these are actually links for "Show 70 most recent battles" and "Show 1000 most recent battles" - more descriptive/consistent link names would help.

And I have a question: why is it " last 2759 battles" - is that the number of battles I've fought in the last x days, or what?

csraven October 7 2005 1:31 AM EDT

another really awsome addition... CB just gets better and better!

[T]Vestax October 7 2005 2:27 AM EDT

Oh no! Now people can easily access things I may already know. I guess it no longer pays to carefully monitor battle logs. Oh well, thanks. : )

{CB1}Carp King October 7 2005 2:32 AM EDT

Great additions, now could you please add over all average win % and average rounds as Attacker and Defender?

QBJohnnywas October 7 2005 3:09 AM EDT

Now, that's a useful change! Like it like it like it!!!! Shame you've now made it easy for everyone to do what I do with my fightlist! LOL

good one!

AdminShade October 7 2005 4:27 AM EDT

This is one hefty, sweet, amazingly awesome implementation...

To be able to quickly see who loses, draws and wins against you when you were defending, and also see a summary of what your own wins draws and losses are.

great :)

[Tranquility]-USDForger [Azn Forgesmith] October 7 2005 4:33 AM EDT

really amazing.

onlyyouknow October 7 2005 4:36 AM EDT

Cool man! I like this thing. :p

[SIBT]Gardiner Amarth October 7 2005 5:09 AM EDT

This is really impressive! Now if we could only get someone on the battle cry problem :)

CoolWater [Superheros] October 7 2005 5:26 AM EDT

excellent addition, well done.

AdminG Beee October 7 2005 5:29 AM EDT

OK, so I'm gonna be devils advocate.

Do we really want everyone to inspect our characters in this much detail? Yes, for sure it was possible to do this before if you were prepared to get into the nitty gritty - but you had to work for it and it wasn't just placed right in front of your face with the click of the button.

I for one wouldn't mind if I was only able to view my own battle summary but not that of others around me.

Also, wouldn't it be great if you could see your average rewards for those battles - now that's something I'd really like to see via a click of a button :)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] October 7 2005 6:19 AM EDT

Love the added info, guys, but I'm with Beee. I'd much rather if I'm the only who can see my stats -- everybody else who wants to know should have to figure it out for themselves. Though, yes, it's laugh-out-loud funny to check out who actually bothers to fight the noob possibles just to be sure of who is still ahead & by how much.

Exiili October 7 2005 7:53 AM EDT

Pointing out a small cosmetic thing.
In the defensive table random entry would look something like this

Name - name won/lost/drew win %
Enemy - coffee storm 203/0/0 100.00

It looks like I've beaten the attacker 203 times with 100% win %. But actually it's just other way around. I've lost 203 times and with 100% losing %.

AdminShade October 7 2005 8:21 AM EDT

thats exactly what is displayed, enemy has a 100% win against you...

Wonderpuff October 7 2005 9:57 AM EDT

Well, there are some updates tonight to fix bugs. One of those wil likely be to limit the query length to a smaller timeframe (24 hours). That should serve to limit the "A Complete History of Joe" effect somewhat.

Sukotto [lookingglas] October 7 2005 10:12 AM EDT

I think this might be the first change that didn't get anyone threatening to quit.

What's going on around here?


[T]Vestax October 7 2005 10:29 AM EDT

It seems that the record generated by this is far more then a day old. My opinion is that the summary should only consider the last 24 hours or up until the last cache flush.

If this record was to extend to the life of the character then it slowly but surely will become a useless stat page with little to no meaning. Your most recent battle are still the most important and I think that ultimately the utility of this information can go no further then a weeks worth in my opinion.

Now, is there a time limit to the recorded data or am I griping for no reason?

[SoM]CupofJoe [Peoples Bank of Carnage] October 7 2005 10:36 AM EDT

When you click on my recent battles
and then click on Show Battle Summary
and then click on show 1000 Battle Summary
and then click on show only lost battles you recieve an error.

I know that sounds like a lot but I'm just trying to help.

I love this change though thanks guys

Wonderpuff October 7 2005 10:44 AM EDT

vestax, see post 2 above yours :)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] October 7 2005 11:21 AM EDT

yeah, i believe instead of saying:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Win / Loss / Draw
Blah defeated smallpau1 (12x) - - - - - - 0.....12......0

Instead of....

Blah defeated smallpau1 (12x) - - - - - - 12.....0.......0

Just because its you that lost to someone.

I really like this otherwise, its just a little confusing looking at and seeing win next to a battle you lost in. Awesome job, i just wish it was implemented when i still

*Thumbs Up*

Arorrr October 7 2005 11:28 AM EDT

Very nice change!

Little Santa helpers do work wonder!!!

*cookies for you*

QBOddBird October 7 2005 1:13 PM EDT

instead of the 24 hours effect, make it more like the last 3000 battles, somewhere around there - so you can see who messed up and attacked you, who you attacked and drew to every time before and now could be, something like that....I don't know, I'm rambling. It sounds good in my mind, though.

i LOVE this change!

Wonderpuff = <3

chappy [Soup Ream] October 7 2005 4:46 PM EDT

Any chance of being able to sort the Battle Summary ... I think right now it is by the timestamp so the ability to sort by battles won, or lost, or maybe the average rounds .. could be useful :)

{CB3}-HR22 October 7 2005 7:45 PM EDT

I love it, really useful nifo and a nice chart.

I can finally see exactly how bad i am being farmed!

Bmagnety October 7 2005 9:39 PM EDT

wow very nice !

Wonderpuff October 7 2005 10:41 PM EDT

Battle Log Summary has been re-updated. Notable changes:
-24 hour limit
-Totals and Averages
-Working links and toggles etc.
-General Beautification

AdminJonathan October 7 2005 10:45 PM EDT

/woots for Wonderpuff

[EG] Almuric October 7 2005 11:19 PM EDT

Very, very cool.

Special J October 7 2005 11:22 PM EDT

round of ale for wonderpuff

Tenchi Muyo October 8 2005 3:21 AM EDT

I'm loving this new feature, but I'm with a few of the previous people, should switch around the defenses, because it looks like I'm doing so good when it shows 100% win. Maybe put it as your loss %?

Dolphin October 8 2005 3:58 AM EDT

I wanted to be the first one to public congratulate Wonderpuff, but the change happened at night, here in Europe. Congrats Wonderpuff, amazing work.

spydah October 8 2005 2:38 PM EDT

Just for fun...

Sortability on any column? Would be nice to know at a glance who I draw to the most, without scrolling around, etc.


Shayde October 9 2005 12:50 AM EDT

maybe the colours for the bottom table should be switched around to make it less confusing. Like erhm, the battles that we won (which is the 'Lost' column) should be green and the battles that we lost (which is the 'Won' column) should be pink.. if you get what i mean :) should make it much easier to read..

AdminShade October 10 2005 11:29 AM EDT

just wondering:

we now can see the total average of winning %, could we also have that for average rounds?

Synco October 10 2005 1:35 PM EDT

What happened to the thing at the top of the recent battles page that said "You have participated in _ battles, of which you have won __, or _%"?

AdminShade October 10 2005 1:36 PM EDT

click on the 24 hour summary...

Mikel October 11 2005 10:19 PM EDT

Score / PR / MPR: 18,650 / 1,764 / 13,021

what happened? It used to read:
Score / PR / MPR: 18,650 / 13,021 / 13,021
So that I would know that I was indeed under my allowance.

So what is the 1,764 now? is that what I'm allowed at my level or how much I'm over my allowance?

PS Love the battle log 24 hour summary.

Wonderpuff October 11 2005 10:20 PM EDT

I think you found yourself a neat PR lowering bug. My display seems fine.

Special J October 11 2005 10:22 PM EDT

18,738 / 13,021 / 13,021

shows to me

Mikel October 11 2005 10:24 PM EDT

lol it could only happen to me.... :P

back to normal now, I didn't know if you guys were playing with stuff or not.

chappy [Soup Ream] October 12 2005 11:52 AM EDT

I mentioned this before, but is there any chance of making the new Battle Log sortable? Ability to sort by name / win% / # of wins / # of losses / draws ... this would be helpful to me ...


[SoV] Shiv [/me Forge Stuff :D] October 18 2005 12:19 AM EDT

chappy's idea would be cool if wonderpuff can implement that ;p

spydah October 19 2005 8:23 PM EDT

see above on Oct. 8th :p

read the dern thread people.


Derek October 19 2005 9:49 PM EDT

see above on Oct. 7th :p

read the dern thread people.
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