New Link and Stuff (in Changelog)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 27 2005 7:14 PM EDT

Yes, now you can get your BA ala carte with the sidebar.

Also new background changes to fix some xmlhttp problems some people had.

CoolWater [Superheros] October 27 2005 7:17 PM EDT

Great! Like it.

! Love Barney October 27 2005 7:19 PM EDT

thank goodness for the ba change. . .
clicking on "manage characters" made it hard for me to buy ba.

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] October 27 2005 9:25 PM EDT

Very cool. I like it. Just curious though, why isn't this in Change Log?

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] October 27 2005 9:44 PM EDT

Small issue, gents: If I run out of BA, I get the "no more BA" page, which tells me to click Manage Characters (link) to purchase more. If I click the link, the "buy BA" bit is now missing from that page.

Either the "buy BA" bit needs to appear (also) on the Manage Characters page (my preference), or the message & link need to change on the "no more BA" page.

YNM October 27 2005 9:56 PM EDT

Cool change, but i hate it on the right side. Maybe we could move it a tad to the left to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

But then again this isn't pretty blender. (Excepion being gun and kitty)

Maelstrom October 27 2005 10:32 PM EDT

Actually, I like it on the manage characters page, since you can see how much money you have left... can we keep it there?

[SoV] Shiv [/me Forge Stuff :D] October 28 2005 3:55 AM EDT

yea i agree with mael, an option to leave it under "manage characters" would be cooler ;p though kudos on direct link in tools :p

[Nkki]WildEagle [SNB Forging Services] October 28 2005 4:00 AM EDT

yea.. the link on the sidebar is cool, i like it alot, but i think there should still be the possibility to purchase ba on the manage character page as well. Why not have both?

AdminShade October 28 2005 4:09 AM EDT

I'd also like to have the ability to visit both places to buy my BA...

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 28 2005 5:04 AM EDT

The only reason you want the extra click for getting BA is because you are accustomed to it. Give it a couple weeks and you'll get used to it. :) Trust me. I've had this greasemonkey script that did exactly what that get more BA link did on my browser for a while, and it was a bit of a habit to break, but eventually I grew to like it much more.

AdminG Beee October 28 2005 8:07 AM EDT

I like the change.

Given that "you're on a roll" it may be a nice wee touch to show: MPR, PR and EXP to train alongside the Score* Cash* Ammo* on the Manage characters page. You have the space now :)

Don't know if the EXP to train is possible - in truth it's the only one I'm really interested in as the others would be purely cosmetic.

QBJohnnywas October 28 2005 8:13 AM EDT

Nice change.

I would still like a link to my users page in the left hand frame. I know I can click " 'settings' ----> 'You can see exactly what other users are shown about you here'" but I'm lazy like that lol.

bartjan October 28 2005 8:40 AM EDT

Shouldn't it use Ajax to see how much BA can be bought?

AdminJonathan October 28 2005 8:52 AM EDT

it could, but it's not worth the extra round trip since it's so inexpensive to compute on load

Maelstrom October 28 2005 9:31 AM EDT

The only reason you want the extra click for getting BA is because you are accustomed to it.

No, it's because I like to see how much spare cash I have before I buy my BA. In the pop-up window, why not add in "You currently have X $cb2"?

QBOddBird October 28 2005 10:26 AM EDT

Because you can click home, look in the top right hand corner, and see where it says, "cash"?

Maelstrom October 28 2005 10:39 AM EDT

but the whole point to having this new link is to avoid extra clicking

[Truly]Phyrefly October 28 2005 11:49 AM EDT

Talking about useful links, i would love to see a link directly to "my account" page.. I think it would be nice to have a link to that page over/under manage characters.
I like the "get more BA" link, but i support the "you now have X$" addition. Thx!

[Truly]Phyrefly October 28 2005 11:55 AM EDT

Oh.. and why not elaborate on the Recent battles part..
Instead of the discussion of whether the "Mine" link should point to the old style list or the new Summary , maybe you could just change the Recent battles tool to: Mine/All/Summary ??

Barron [CB2BANK Investors Club] October 28 2005 12:17 PM EDT

How about a direct link to Pizza Hut on the side bar too? ;)
Nice addition.

AdminShade October 28 2005 2:19 PM EDT

Why not make it even better and have a fill in field in which you can type the amount of BA you want to buy directly, instead of that pop up ;)

Buy more BA
[ ] max xxx

in which xxx is the amount available at that time.

YNM October 28 2005 4:08 PM EDT

but the whole point to having this new link is to avoid extra clicking

--Maelstrom, 10:39 AM EDT

Because if your using BA your most likely fighting, and when you are fighting you can see your cash. :P

Unless you are forging, in which case you have to click the home link.

Which brings me to a suggestion. Can we see our cash on the forge page?

Maelstrom October 28 2005 5:16 PM EDT

Yeah, you're right, if I'm not at the home page, I'd be at the page of the most recent battle, where I would see how much cash I have.

And complaining aside, I like the new link ;)

YNM October 28 2005 5:55 PM EDT

YNM saves the day again... /me flies off into e-space.

QBRanger October 29 2005 1:58 PM EDT

Whee little problem again with the treo.

When I click the new link it says you may purchase an undefined amount of BA at and undefined price (or something close to that).

Then When I enter an amount it just goes back to that pop up.

Would it be a huge problem to add the BA buying back to the manage characters page for those of us that have a problem with the new linkage?


YNM October 30 2005 8:19 PM EST

Oooh, new question. is it possible or just another FORS for me to ask if we could stay at the forge page when we buy BA?

empty orchestra October 31 2005 1:26 PM EST

the "out of ba" page still links to "manage characters" for ba purchasing.

AdminShade October 31 2005 2:25 PM EST

YNM, it would be nice enough to stay at your current page when you buy ba, but instead it now always moves you to your home screen...

empty orchestra October 31 2005 3:00 PM EST

just noticed the "out of ba" thing was brought up before in other posts. sorry for being repetitive.

YNM October 31 2005 7:23 PM EST

Shade, not to be rude but is that a too bad just deal with it post?

AdminShade November 2 2005 12:45 PM EST

erm? sorry but my reply wasn't aimed at you...

it was aimed at the coding, the Ba buying link always sends you to the home screen where ever you were before clicking.

so: it would be nice to be able to stay where you are in the game when buying ba :)

AdminShade November 2 2005 12:45 PM EST

nice addition now: your current amount of money!!!

AdminG Beee November 2 2005 4:33 PM EST

Heh, I liked it when it took me to home. Oh well nvm.

Tell you what else I would like though :)

How's about giving us the option to "merge with equipped" ammo. It's always bugged me having to unequip my dross to merge it with my new purchases, before equipping it again.

See what you've started Verifex - give us an inch and we all want a mile :)

AdminShade November 2 2005 5:23 PM EST

Another nice thing i saw: we stay on our page when buying ba, instead of returning to the home screen :)

YNM November 2 2005 6:30 PM EST

Sorry Shadehpoo, i did mistake your reply as an attack. Sorry.

YNM November 5 2005 1:37 AM EST

Thank's guys.
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