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Discussion in 'PA: TITANS: General Discussion' started by mikeyh, June 28, 2015.

  1. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Community Chat now has timed mutes with the default auto mute currently set at 5 minutes.

    Various forms of hate speech have longer auto mute times.
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  2. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Unit restrictions in Community Mods now has the following:
    • Disable Titans
    • Disable Ragnaroks
    • Disable Nukes
    • Enable All
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    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Community Mods now has experimental merging of the units list for conflicting unit server mods (use at your own risk).
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  4. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Community Mods now sorts games in the server browser with the following priority:
    • unlocked
    • unlocked sandbox
    • locked
    • waiting custom servers
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  5. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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  6. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    https://palobby.com/units/ has been updated with:
    • strategic icons
    • new categories for:
      • nukes
      • annihilation
      • transfer
        • unit cannons
        • transports
        • teleporters
    • classic units
    • fixes to various compare issues
    Unit data for historical builds will be added in next pass.
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    lulamae Planetary Moderator

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    No, just replays from the custom server.
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  9. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    https://palobby.com/ and the PA games browser have been updated to show different icons for Titans vs Classic (and Legion).

    The PA games browser icons are based on ownership and active product:
    • Titans game icons for classic PA players
    • Classic PA game icons for Titans players
    Over 95% of multiplayer games are Titans so there is no need to show Titans now for everyone.

    For the majority of players the new icons will make it much clearer which games are Classic PA or Legion Expansion.

    https://palobby.com/ assumes Titans ownership.
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  10. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Community Chat has been shutdown.

    All Community Dedicated Server replays will also be deleted on the 24th so make sure you download anything you want from:
  11. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    The following have been removed:
    • main menu support link and message
    • main menu timed messages eg 5 days left on Humble Bundle sale
    • main menu promos
    • main menu graphics driver out of date warnings
    • main menu community messages
    • main menu 1v1 ranked display from 2017-11-25 update
    • game over 1v1 ranked display from 2017-11-25 update
    • display ranks mod
    From the Community Chat shutdown:
    • dynamic game invites with game status (players, spectators, N more, game type, etc)
    • extended presence and dynamic status updates for friends, recent contacts, search results, etc
    • 1v1 rank info for friends, recent contacts, search results, etc
    • view replays for friends, recent contacts, search results, etc
    • private chat notifications
    • extended search
    • fix friends (hopefully no longer needed)
    • updated jabber and strophe xmpp client for latest ejabberd xmpp server
    • xmpp reconnect fixes
    • uberbar reload fixes
    • full width new game lobby for chat and lobby system preview
    • live game social notifications
    Discord rich presence and cross platform start / join / spectate / view replay URL handlers will not be finished.
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
  12. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Community Mods is now opt-in.

    On next launch you should be asked for explicit permission to enable.

    If you find any issues report them to someone who has access to the palobby chat server and they will contact me.
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    Is there anything the community can do to have at least some of these features preserved/resurrected?
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  14. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Final stats from Community Chat since November 2016 (17.5 months):
    • 369,506 users
    • 303,935 messages
    • 112,191 ranked game stats recorded
    • 19,830 translated messages
    • 13,318 moderator messages
    • 10,802 auto muted messages
    • 8,495 owner messages from me
    Thanks to @Quitch and everyone else who helped with Community Chat.
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    And thank you for improving the overall game experience!
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  16. mikeyh

    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Without close collaboration on the PlayFab port and GDPR compliance there was no alternative.

    All of those features were tightly integrated into the base game so they were removed to reduce the overlap with other third party changes being made to the base game. Many also used UberNet data, services and APIs which will no longer exist.

    Without collaborating on a clearly articulated plan for migration of UberNet to PlayFab with GDPR compliance there was zero chance that the necessary changes could be implemented by 25th May or even close to that.

    Some examples:
    • UberId / UberName to PlayFabId / GenericID / CustomID migration
    • friends migration
    • API compatibility layers
    • authentication
    • OAuth2
    • external API access
    • services not supported by PlayFab:
      • 1v1 ranked server
      • replay saving, shipping and loading
      • saved game, shipping and loading
      • XMPP server for game invites, presence / status updates, private chat, display name changes, etc
      • launcher support
      • patcher support for custom servers
      • build streams like stable vs PTE vs dev
      • different handling of expansions
    • privacy policies
    • data processing agreements
    All of the GDPR compliance changes being made to Community Mods, Community Servers, the Community Dedicated Server and palobby.com are being made independently to ensure there is no need to shut them down as well.

    This process would have been much more efficient for everyone with early planning and collaboration.
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    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Privacy Policy updates now automatically trigger opt-in again within PA and on palobby.com sites:
    This may be a little painful for a while as the Privacy Policy is updated for additional GDPR compliance.

    Community Servers now requires opt-in to use.

    Some more changes are needed for third party custom servers which are excluded. ie use at your own risk.

    The Community Dedicated Server has also been updated:
    FYI: GDPR in concept is a good thing for everyone.
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    Games browser has been updated with the following for custom servers:
    • Community Dedicated Server games show link to Privacy Policy: https://palobby.com/privacy/
    • other custom servers games show warning: This custom server is NOT operated by Uber Entertainment or palobby.com - use at your own risk
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    mikeyh Post Master General

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    Follow up to the recent changes for GDPR compliance and:
    Without a clear plan for UberId / UberName migration, authentication / OAuth2, an API compatibility layer and external API access the following may also shutdown:
    • palobby.com games browser
    • palobby.com 1v1 ranked stats
    • Community Mods authorisation based on UberIds (used by Legion Expansion for master and balance branches)
    Without authentication APIs there is no way to automate exporting of user data for GDPR compliance as we cannot confirm the identity of users. Handling user data requests is going to be painful.

    These issues will also have a direct impact on the following:
    • River Ladder
    • Super Stats
    A number of other mods using UberNet APIs will also need to be updated.

    The new PlayFab APIs for deleting and exporting player master data will be insufficient for:
    • mods
    • 1v1 ranked server
    • replays
    • saved games
    • XMPP if still used
    • etc
    There does not seem to be any plan for supporting mods, their data collection and user privacy under GDPR.

    It is also possible that the recent opt-in changes will be insufficient to prevent a shutdown of Community Mods and Community Servers as both features are externally integrated into the base game.
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