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Driber
28th Oct 2011, 20:11
Edit: before, this was the announcement thread for forum comp #3, but now it's a general thread for forum announcements/feedback/questions/suggestions.

Feel free to use this thread to give the forum staff suggestions on features for the forum, ideas for competitions, questions for the moderating staff, etc.

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My first order of business is giving you guys a little heads up that we will soon have a competition and that you guys need to keep your eyes peeled on this forum during the next few days!

Because this time, the competition will run for a shorter length of time compared to the last one and it may just be first come, first served.

What will the competition be about? Stay tuned and watch this space...

But I can promise you, it will be FUN!

...and so will be the prizes :naughty:

LadyRufina
28th Oct 2011, 20:34
Will it require a witty sense of humour like the last one?

d1n0_xD
28th Oct 2011, 20:50
Well, Driber asked me to shush, so... :p

So, I bet that the prize will be those T-shirts Meagan was talking about :p

Driber
28th Oct 2011, 21:03
/me denies everything :whistle:

LadyRufina
28th Oct 2011, 21:04
Oh come on! Give us a bit of juice! We're gagging for it :D

Driber
28th Oct 2011, 21:12
Ok, I confess.....you do need a sense of humour for this competition.

:p :D

LadyRufina
28th Oct 2011, 21:24
I definately don't have the best sense of humour in this forum :\ I shall have to try really hard because I really want some more TR crap!

dark7angel
28th Oct 2011, 22:15
New competition!!!! Squeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

AdobeArtist
28th Oct 2011, 23:29
What is it about?? :D

tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us
tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us
tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us tell us

:poke::poke:

TrickyVein
29th Oct 2011, 02:12
I could use another T-shirt.

Driber
29th Oct 2011, 07:13
We will require everyone to give me a 10 dollar donation through paypal. My address is paypalforumcompdonate@driber.net

A winner will be randomly picked among those who donated.

:D


I really want some more TR crap!

Either you're being rude or your sense of humour is just fine :lol:

aragorn2
29th Oct 2011, 08:31
No, this is not a competition.....yet.

Rather, this is a little heads up to let ya'll know that we will soon have a competition and that you guys need to keep your eyes peeled on this forum during the next few days!

Because this time, the competition will run for a shorter length of time compared to the last one and it may just be first come, first served.

What will the competition be about? Stay tuned and watch this space...

But I can promise you, it will be FUN!

...and so will be the prizes :naughty:

A hype thread...I see...:D

Driber
29th Oct 2011, 12:38
You are correct, Sir! :D

YEAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

(psyched yet? :lol:)

chriss_99
29th Oct 2011, 14:04
Well, I missed the previous competitions so I hope I'll be able to enter this one. ;)

a_big_house
29th Oct 2011, 19:40
Must say, I did jump about a little bit when I saw the thread title... What a let down :P

IvanaKC
29th Oct 2011, 22:06
So, no guessing numbers then? (Seems like I was good at it! :D)
Anyway, are members who won prizes this year allowed to participate?

dark7angel
29th Oct 2011, 22:11
Anyway, are members who won prizes this year allowed to participate?

Good question! I hope so!!! :D:cool:

Jerion
30th Oct 2011, 06:10
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Driber
30th Oct 2011, 21:21
All previous winners are allowed to enter again.

And no, it won't be a guessing the number competition, haha. That was just a little "warming up" comp. As I said, this one will be FUN! ;)

Lady_Of_The_Vine
30th Oct 2011, 23:24
Looking forward to this one. :cool:

Driber
31st Oct 2011, 07:02
Yes, we even require you to enter, Julie!

We really must see what your entry will be ;) :naughty: :D

Jerion
31st Oct 2011, 07:13
Damn. I guess that means I'll have to contribute something as well.

Driber
31st Oct 2011, 07:33
C'mon Jerion, it'll be fun. Don't be so....stiff ;)

TranceTrouble
31st Oct 2011, 10:19
looking forward to enter this time :D

MaxRaider
31st Oct 2011, 17:31
Wait... Are we really supposed to donate via PayPal?????

aragorn2
31st Oct 2011, 19:45
Wait... Are we really supposed to donate via PayPal?????


Yes it's a rule...






















...NOT:rasp:

IvanaKC
31st Oct 2011, 21:43
Wait... Are we really supposed to donate via PayPal?????

Yeah, so Driber could make some money! :lol: :lol:

Jerion
31st Oct 2011, 22:58
Wait... Are we really supposed to donate via PayPal?????

Only if you feel like buying me lunch. :whistle:

MaxRaider
1st Nov 2011, 06:10
Yes it's a rule...






















...NOT:rasp:

Oh ha ha! Sorry, I was confused... I thought that was a strange requirement. :mad2:

Driber
1st Nov 2011, 09:17
lol, sorry to confuse you, MaxRaider. I thought the big grin smiley at the end made it clear that I was just joking :D

As per the rules, our competitions will always be "no purchase necessary". What you win, you receive absolutely for free from Crystal Dynamics. Not even necessary to pay for the (sometimes expensive!) postage costs :)

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I'm working on a draft of the new comp rules and details as we speak.

Coming soon...

aragorn2
1st Nov 2011, 16:08
lol, sorry to confuse you, MaxRaider. I thought the big grin smiley at the end made it clear that I was just joking :D

As per the rules, our competitions will always be "no purchase necessary". What you win, you receive absolutely for free from Crystal Dynamics. Not even necessary to pay for the (sometimes expensive!) postage costs :)

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I'm working on a draft of the new comp rules and details as we speak.

Coming soon...

Just don't be like Kojima's teaser sites.

1 week countdown and at the end, he gave us another 1 week countdown. I won't forget it:lol:

Driber
1st Nov 2011, 18:36
Oops, did I say soon?

I meant next week...

AdobeArtist
1st Nov 2011, 22:29
A poetry contest! It should soooooo be a poetry contest.

Search your feelings Driber. You know this to be true :cool:

TranceTrouble
2nd Nov 2011, 10:13
what about a 500-1000 word story of Lara being on the island?

d1n0_xD
2nd Nov 2011, 10:21
I have a feeling Driber has something else on mind :D

Driber
2nd Nov 2011, 11:41
Sorry guys, it's taking a few days more than initially planned.

It looks like this one might be another big comp just like the last one (and by big I more mean "elaborate", not big as in allowing unlimited entries and ending up with 310, haha) and we'd like this to reflect in the prizes, so we're still sorting out some of those details.

But to make up for the unplanned additional wait, I will reveal a few little details about the comp :naughty:

- We'll probably have prizes for 1st, 2nd AND 3rd place this time around. On top of that, every single winner will probably receive a SET of prizes (meaning, multiple items).

- First prize will contain something exclusive.

- It has been speculated/requested that the prizes contain something from the upcoming Tomb Raider 15-Year Celebration Nerd Machine (http://www.thenerdmachine.com/) merchandise. This is something I can......................confirm ;)


I have a feeling Driber has something else on mind :D

Yes, I do indeed. And I'm going to keep my lips stiff until the comp thread has been posted ;)

But suggestions for comps are always welcome. Feel free to post ideas, folks!


A poetry contest! It should soooooo be a poetry contest.

Search your feelings Driber. You know this to be true :cool:

hehe

Well, in one of the previous comps I already hinted that we may have a poetry contest at one point or another.

And I have definitely not forgotten about it; it's on my list of comp ideas. But not this time around, sorry.


what about a 500-1000 word story of Lara being on the island?

Interesting. Can you elaborate?

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Disclaimer: Everything I mentioned in this post is still a "maybe". Details are subject to change.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Nov 2011, 12:10
I'm all for a poetry theme, if decided upon. :thumb:

LadyRufina
2nd Nov 2011, 16:48
If we do have a poetry contest does it have to rhyme? Because I only like writing proper literary poetry.

d1n0_xD
2nd Nov 2011, 17:45
It has been speculated/requested that the prizes contain something from the upcoming Tomb Raider 15-Year Celebration Nerd Machine (http://www.thenerdmachine.com/) merchandise. This is something I can......................confirm ;)

Awesome! :D

Those stories sound good, and poetry too, but I don't have a chance of winning XD

Driber
2nd Nov 2011, 19:30
If we do have a poetry contest does it have to rhyme? Because I only like writing proper literary poetry.

Poetry comes in many different forms and shapes. I think it's safe to assume we'll allow any possible, rhyming or not.

Even Haiku :D

Elliot Kane
2nd Nov 2011, 19:39
A Tomb Raider Haikyu?
Hey! That's not a bad idea.
I think I'll write one, now.

:D

Driber
2nd Nov 2011, 19:59
A Tomb Raider Haikyu?
Hey! That's not a bad idea.
I think I'll write one, now.

:D

hehe :D

Although that's 6 - 7 - 6, EK. Shouldn't a Haiku be 5 - 7 - 5?

Elliot Kane
2nd Nov 2011, 20:22
I know there are several ways to do it right, Driber. I just can't entirely recall what any of them are off the top of my head. 6-7-6 was close enough :D

It's been a very long time since I wrote any Haikyu. Might even have been way back in school, which is more years than I care to think about... Was quite pleased the knack hasn't entirely deserted me, though :)

AdobeArtist
2nd Nov 2011, 23:09
If we do have a poetry contest does it have to rhyme? Because I only like writing proper literary poetry.

My poetry has proper literary structure and rhymes :D:D

_Love2Raid_
3rd Nov 2011, 01:27
That was just a little "warming up" comp. As I said, this one will be FUN! ;)


C'mon Jerion, it'll be fun. Don't be so....stiff ;)



Yes, I do indeed. And I'm going to keep my lips stiff until the comp thread has been posted ;)

Oh my GOD we need to record ourselves playing Dance Central! :eek::naughty:
:lol::lmao:

Just kidding, I don't know but those are definitely clues... :scratch:

AdobeArtist
3rd Nov 2011, 03:24
Oh my GOD we need to record ourselves playing Dance Central! :eek::naughty:
:lol::lmao:

Just kidding, I don't know but those are definitely clues... :scratch:

DON'T give him any ideas!! :mad2::mad2:

:nut::nut: :lol::lol:

Driber
3rd Nov 2011, 06:43
haha, you're a clever one, Love2Raid :thumb:

Those posts were indeed clues ;)

As for your Dance Central guess.....I will neither confirm nor deny it :p

a_big_house
3rd Nov 2011, 09:00
/\ I don't have Dance Central, so that's me out of the running haha.

I'm guessing you want us to record ourselves acting out a part of the game?

Driber
3rd Nov 2011, 09:33
:whistle:

Jerion
3rd Nov 2011, 12:59
No...not DC...instead...lara croft music video? :eek:

IvanaKC
3rd Nov 2011, 18:26
I'm guessing you want us to record ourselves acting out a part of the game?

:lol::lol: I would really like to see that! :lol:

a_big_house
3rd Nov 2011, 18:44
/\ I wouldn't! I'd be awful!

Driber
3rd Nov 2011, 18:52
Don't tell me you're camera shy :p

a_big_house
3rd Nov 2011, 19:28
Oh no, not at all... I'll just wear a mask... And edit my voice :) I'll be fine!

Driber
5th Nov 2011, 08:03
Heads up, everyone! The Nerd Machine merchandise has just been released, so I'm just doing the finishing touches on the competition thread and it's about to go LIVE!

FYI, this time I would like everyone to upload their entry using my own image host via a special link.

I specifically coded this image host script just for these competitions, to:

- Ensure that images will always stay online, as some image hosts go down after a while, leaving the image links on the forum broken.

- Make sure the posted images are web friendly (not excessively large). The script automatically resizes all images to max 720 pixels wide. This is to prevent the forum layout from distorting on monitors with a lower resolution. It also makes the pages load faster. The original images are preserved on my server, in case they are necessary.

- Make the organizing of these competitions a lot less time consuming for me and for those will be judging/voting on the entries. All images will be nicely put in 1 separate folder on my server, which I then in the end will use to gather all the entries, so I don't have to go through every single thread page again and manually collect all the images like I had to do the last time with 310 caption entries :whistle:

Coming soon...

TranceTrouble
8th Nov 2011, 18:37
Interesting. Can you elaborate?

I was thinking about something Lara would write down in her diary, since she is a young girl with not that much kind of experience with the whole tomb raider yet. She should have some great stories happening to her on the island i guess she could find a paper and ink somewhere and write a diary.

so why net let people write some diary pieces, or experienced story where she plays a leading role, the devs could pick out some of the best stories..
:D

Driber
8th Nov 2011, 21:56
I like that idea :)

Driber
25th Nov 2011, 20:30
This was the announcement thread for comp #3, but it's now a general forum announcements/feedback/questions/suggestions thread.

Feel free to use this thread to give us suggestions on features for the forum, ideas for competitions, questions for the moderating staff, etc.

2kool4u
26th Nov 2011, 15:13
Bummer about the competition being delayed <_< I'm kind of going around the world next semester starting january 18th and won't have any internet til may.

LadyRufina
26th Nov 2011, 15:24
I was thinking about something Lara would write down in her diary, since she is a young girl with not that much kind of experience with the whole tomb raider yet. She should have some great stories happening to her on the island i guess she could find a paper and ink somewhere and write a diary.

so why net let people write some diary pieces, or experienced story where she plays a leading role, the devs could pick out some of the best stories..
:D

I really like this idea. My favourite one yet :thumb:

Driber
26th Nov 2011, 17:37
^ I'm happy that you enjoyed it so far, Antonio!

I certainly had a good time watching the entries come in - even though there were not many - and being surprised and sometimes even shocked at the outragious things you guys came up with :D

I hope to see more of those awesome entries in January :)


I really like this idea. My favourite one yet :thumb:

Indeed. Definitely a good idea for a possible future comp :thumb:


Bummer about the competition being delayed <_< I'm kind of going around the world next semester starting january 18th and won't have any internet til may.

Yeah, sorry about that.

I made a mental note about your trip, though. So should you win, I'll make sure that the prizes stay reserved for when you're back.

Will you really be completely off the grid, though? Like, not even popping into an internet café once in a while to check email?

2kool4u
26th Nov 2011, 17:46
It's pretty funny. I think in order to make it a life changing experience they sort of limited the internet on the ship itself. After we use up a certain amount of internet they start charging ridiculous amounts. Ex. 10 minutes would be like 30 bucks or something. I'll try to get on here and there but i think i'll be mainly rushing trying to get an email out to my family that i'm alright :lol: I should be making a blog or something so i'll definitely let you know! I can type on the boat and then quickly upload it when i get the chance. Thanks for remembering though :D

Driber
28th Nov 2011, 19:35
haha I see, it's that kind of a trip. Well, have fun :D

Driber
30th Nov 2011, 13:49
Keep yer eyes peeled on the forum, everyone ;)

Many interesting things are about to happen in the next 24 hours :naughty:

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 13:50
Many? As in new info?

a_big_house
30th Nov 2011, 14:32
CHRISTMAS THEME!!! Lol
That would be funny... My eyes are peeled!

d1n0_xD
30th Nov 2011, 17:44
New competition definitely... among other stuff? :D

Darkwoodsoftime
30th Nov 2011, 17:49
new videos ? :D

Driber
30th Nov 2011, 18:13
CD will release a public demo of the first level of TR9 tomorrow.































HA! :p

jakobsen
30th Nov 2011, 18:18
where?

QiX
30th Nov 2011, 18:19
CD will release a public demo of the first level of TR9 tomorrow.
.
.
.
No, you...gah... man!!

You just made me spill hot coffee all over my monitor and keyboard :lol:






























Joking. But almost, really :D

a_big_house
30th Nov 2011, 18:24
I wouldn't watch it to be fair... Spoilers :D

Darkwoodsoftime
30th Nov 2011, 18:34
demo ? :D playable demo ?! xD or just demo ? :D

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 18:34
What. Seriously? Is this a joke? Please tell me you're not joking. Please? :confused:

dark7angel
30th Nov 2011, 18:36
I'm pretty sure it was a joke...

d1n0_xD
30th Nov 2011, 18:38
^ :bow: :D

Darkwoodsoftime
30th Nov 2011, 18:41
hmm :-? driber said "MANY" things ...
i hope they release the demo (and yeah i would like it to be Playable xD )

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 18:46
If that was a joke then I am fuming! Driber, you know how gullible I am! How could you?! D':

Driber
30th Nov 2011, 18:55
Yes, LadyR, I was obviously joking. Sorry :D


No, you...gah... man!!

You just made me spill hot coffee all over my monitor and keyboard :lol:

Joking. But almost, really :D

Sticky situation :D


If that was a joke then I am fuming! Driber, you know how gullible I am! How could you?! D':

I do? :scratch:

Here, take this chocolate as an apology...

http://driber.net/os/chocolate_demot_poster.jpg

:)


hmm :-? driber said "MANY" things ...
i hope they release the demo (and yeah i would like it to be Playable xD )

Well, "many........"many".......

I guess it depends on what your definition of "many" is :o

Let's just say that it's a couple of initiatives that we've been planning for a while now which will finally all unfold tomorrow.

As for the amount, I will give you a hint: it's probably more than 2 and probably less than 4 :lol:

LadyRufina
30th Nov 2011, 18:55
:eek: Not that ol' chestnut again! That won't work the second time around!! No sir... nooooooo Sir! No, uh... :rolleyes: Ok, but that is the last time you pull the chocolate card!

:whistle: *Eats chocolate* :whistle:

Darkwoodsoftime
30th Nov 2011, 19:00
initiatives !? oh that's something :D
is it some kind of announcement ? do u guys remember the character that Karl Spoiled in Podcast 4 ?! is it him ? :D (well i could be wrong :-? maybe that was something else )

d1n0_xD
1st Dec 2011, 10:39
What happened with the theme? Are you guys changing it? :naughty:

Driber
1st Dec 2011, 10:44
Part 1 of our December treat is live!

http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1711889#post1711889

Want the TR9 forum skinned with the new xmas theme as well? Simply follow these instructions:

- Go to your control panel options page (http://forums.eidosgames.com/profile.php?do=editoptions)
- Scroll all the way down and you'll see the option to set your preferred Forum Skin.
- Select "Eidos Fruit Christmas" and click on Save Changes.

Happy Holidays! :D

dark7angel
1st Dec 2011, 11:11
^Nice!!! I love the smiles!!! :D;):)

a_big_house
1st Dec 2011, 12:12
Knew it! :D

Darkwoodsoftime
1st Dec 2011, 12:50
1 done ! two more to go :D

Driber
1st Dec 2011, 16:57
Glad you guys like it :)

Now, ya'all can help making this forum even more festive by taking part in treat #2....

http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=123630

Driber
1st Dec 2011, 21:14
And finally, treat #3...

As promised, we're kicking off the monthly dev Q&A sessions on the forum.

http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=123819

Now is your chance to ask your most burning questions to the CD team!

5 questions will be picked out and answered every month.

So, that's a brand new forum skin, a new fun comp and the first Q&A session, all on the same day!

LadyRufina
5th Dec 2011, 18:32
I have a competition idea: What about we each have one entry to write Lara's new signature and post it and the one with the most votes via members of the forum or CD is officially Lara's new signature? I think it's a good competition and an amazing prize to know that you created something that's part of the new Lara's personality...

Driber
7th Dec 2011, 14:08
Sounds like a nice idea :thumb:

Though I'm not sure if CD is still supporting Lara's "real" sig anymore. I'd expect that that aspect died along with the cancellation of the real life models.

I'll check with Meagan if I'm right or wrong about this :)

LadyRufina
8th Dec 2011, 17:02
^ I was certain that her signature won't be used as much for merchandise anymore but still, the odd bit of merchandise and scenes in the games that would make it relevant would still be a very nice prize for the winner. Any answer from Meagan yet?

Driber
8th Dec 2011, 21:03
^ Yup. As I though, the "real" Lara sig is out. Sorry.

It was a nice comp idea, though. And suggestions are always welcome :)

Although I've got a fairly large list of comp ideas already and we're probably booked for at least half a year :D I love hearing everyone's ideas for possible future comps! If there's a really good idea out there, we might just give it priority :naughty:

Driber
5th Jan 2012, 15:39
To follow up on the improved smilies from a couple of months ago, I now also did some editing on the forum's post/status/misc icons, and gave them proper matting for the darker forum skins like this TR9 skin here. This forum is now looking rather tight, if I say so myself :D

Post icons:

http://driber.net/os/eidos_posticons_matte.gif

Misc icons:



Status icons:

http://driber.net/os/eidos_statusicons_matte.gif

Enjoy! :)

jakobsen
5th Jan 2012, 21:01
http://driber.net/os/eidos_posticons_matte.gif
Enjoy! :)

"before" was little annoying :D but now looks much better! :thumb:

TranceTrouble
5th Jan 2012, 21:25
good job mate. :)

Driber
12th Jan 2012, 20:55
I've just finished another little forum improvement.

Remember our old tags? They were dark blue blocks with invisible text and you had to highlight that block in order to read the hidden text.

They served their purpose well for many years, but compared to today's standards, they've become a bit dated. And compared to modern forum software, they were a bit cumbersome to work with (had to manually drag a box around it, plus it was also a bit hard to read the text like that).

Now they work much easier and look a lot more fancy :)

The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.
The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.
The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.
The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.

The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.The quick purple Umah jumped over the lazy Driber.

No change in BB code mark-up. It's still [spoiler]your hidden text

All existing [spoiler] texts are automatically updated to this new code.

Enjoy!

dark7angel
12th Jan 2012, 21:05
^That's really awesome, Driber!!!! I'm loving all these improvements you're making here on the forums!!! :thumb:

d1n0_xD
12th Jan 2012, 21:23
That's so much better ^^ :D What about that "upload picture" button, eh? :whistle:

Driber
13th Jan 2012, 09:46
What about that "upload picture" button, eh? :whistle:

hehe, don't worry, it's still in my to-do-list. I'll get to it sooner or later ;)

But thanks for the reminder...you just sparked an idea!

Driber
23rd Jan 2012, 17:13
We've just released another new forum bb code:

This one will probably mostly be used by mods, but anyone who's interested in creating nicely organized threads, can also use it.

This bb code is similar to the earlier mentioned SPOILER code, but it also allows for adding some subject text next to the show/hide button.

Here's an example of an FAQ item.

[FAQ=Have I got news for you?]No :p

Here's how it works:

[ FAQ = writeyoursubjecthere ] writeyourcontenthere [ / FAQ ]

(without the spaces)

Click here to see it in full fledged live action: http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=124504

TranceTrouble
23rd Jan 2012, 20:08
nice job driber :)

TranceTrouble
23rd Jan 2012, 20:24
awesome read thanks for posting all these :)

Sina_Croft
23rd Jan 2012, 20:41
Like TranceTrouble said, thank you! It was nice to read it :)

Quasimodo
23rd Jan 2012, 20:51
What a great resource! Thank you for taking the time to put this together :)

Sam_kain
23rd Jan 2012, 20:55
oh my GOD, what an organized post, I love it, great work really

Side question, how long did it take you to do all of this haha ?!

Driber
23rd Jan 2012, 21:24
Well, I myself spent a full evening getting the FAQ code to work and look the way it does plus converting all the FAQ items into the appropriate bb code formatting. But I bet it took Meagan a whole lot more time to write out all those individual FAQ items, transcribing them from the podcasts, verifying, double checking, etc.

*Applause to our very hands-on Community Manager* :)

Sam_kain
23rd Jan 2012, 22:29
yes indeed, great work and many thanks to everyone who helped doing it, and thanks to the twitter guys for always keeping me up-to-date with the new news

On the other hand there is one thing that is really heart breaking


When will we see the next Legacy of Kain game?

KS: “I can’t answer that because we’re not working on a Legacy of Kain game. The studio is focused on our three projects at the moment. One is Tomb Raider as you know, and the other two are new IP. Again, we’re not working on a Legacy of Kain game here at Crystal Dynamics.”

That really left a deep mark on my heart that may never heal :(

Driber
7th Feb 2012, 12:08
I did some work on the [ spoil ] bb code.

It now has a description that it's a spoiler block, plus you no longer need to highlight it to see the hidden text; you can just hover over it with your mouse.

Highlighting still works, though.

Example: I have a confession to make. I have murdered a man in my dream last night and then I woke up and made me some coffee.

d1n0_xD
7th Feb 2012, 12:21
^ That's awesome! :D

TranceTrouble
7th Feb 2012, 17:25
lol nice job :D

Driber
15th Mar 2012, 19:26
Please all welcome The Hylden to the Tomb Raider forum mod team!

He has been a mod in the Legacy of Kain forums and the Community Chat forum here at Eidos for a while now and since today he will be also helping me out in this section to keep this place nice and tidy :)

MeaganMarie
15th Mar 2012, 19:36
Please all welcome The Hylden to the Tomb Raider forum mod team!

He has been a mod in the Legacy of Kain forums and the Community Chat forum here at Eidos for a while now and since today he will be also helping me out in this section to keep this place nice and tidy :)

Thanks for joining the TR team, [The] Hylden! We're glad to have you. :D

The_Hylden
15th Mar 2012, 20:04
*takes a break from sweeping*

Thanks :D (And for parenthesizing me, too; have to say that's a first! lol)

TranceTrouble
15th Mar 2012, 21:22
congrats Hylden :D

Metalrocks
16th Mar 2012, 05:08
welcome hylden. :)

Driber
16th Mar 2012, 08:12
*takes a break from sweeping*

Thanks :D (And for parenthesizing me, too; have to say that's a first! lol)

http://driber.net/os/the_hylden_parentheses.jpg

:D

The_Hylden
16th Mar 2012, 13:33
Haha, nice :thumb: It's like the mark of Zoro!

(I know technically those are brackets she used, but unfortunately, such an awesome word as bracketizing doesn't exist :lol:)

Thanks, TranceTrouble & Metalrocks :)

AdobeArtist
7th Apr 2012, 15:22
I see they finally corrected the forums with a fixed width center column, and not that stretch to screen we've had for a few months. Which made reading so unpleasant on my 1920x1080 monitor.

Driber
7th Apr 2012, 15:56
I see they finally corrected the forums with a fixed width center column, and not that stretch to screen we've had for a few months. Which made reading so unpleasant on my 1920x1080 monitor.

Heh, yup, I just did that a few hours ago, and for those exact reasons! (And also to make the forum content nicely fit to the banner width.)

Glad you approve :D

marsoa
8th Apr 2012, 07:08
I must say the forum looks so much better, now it´s nicely "overviewable" ( not an actual word, but I can´t explain it in any other way :D). In this resolution width I have a perfect overview of the forum.

Also, I must point out I do not like my text in a post going too far to the right, all the way to the end of the too wide space, so when I write a post, many times I hit enter after I reach a certain part of a sentence because I am aware that otherwise, it would be displayed far beyond my preference. I do not have this itch with this shorter width. :) :cool:

Especially when I post just one sentence (in the wider resolution), it looks so bad when it´s not short and compact but extended and long. It´s so much better to read and quicker to understand and process the text while I have a compact overview (here we go again... :D ) of the whole post.

So thank you, Driber, for the great improvement! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Driber
8th Apr 2012, 07:14
TY, too :)


...it´s nicely "overviewable" ( not an actual word, but I can´t explain it in any other way :D)

Ha, it SO should be!

In Dutch we say "overzichtelijk" which literally translates to "overviewable". Never came across a word that better describes it than that!

*goes to email Merriam-Webster....* :D

AdobeArtist
9th Apr 2012, 03:37
You know, while I'm pleased as punch that the site once again has a formatted column width, which will make paragraphs easier on the eyes, I also hope people will keep that column format in mind when posting pictures.

There are so many high res images circulating the internet, but for forums it's a real nuisance when you can't see the entire images within the page frame, and have to either horizontally scroll, or click to view the image outside the page.

I realize not everybody has access to Photoshop, but there's plenty of cheap (even free) basic image editors out there that allow people to save a resized copy (about 700-800 pixels wide by my estimate) before they upload it to their image hosting account for forum viewing.

And never mind the thumbnailing function, which makes the image too small in addition to requiring you to click it and see it outside the page. I find it more enjoyable to see the image at just the right size lined up with the margins of the paragraph columns, seeing together with the relevant text, kind of like a magazine spread.

Driber
10th Apr 2012, 06:50
Yeah, if everyone would just upload web friendly images, it would make my life a lot easier, lol, but not everyone is photoshop savvy and that's fine - I don't expect people to be. This is why I created the forum [THUMB] code.

I don't get why you say the thumbs are "too small", though. By default, they are 640 pixels wide - enough to see the image clearly, IMO.

And as an added bonus; the thumb code is flexible - everyone can make the thumb a bit bigger or smaller at their leisure :)

Also, keep in mind that a lot of images posted on these forums aren't actually made by the poster, but instead the already hosted image URL is simply re-posted here. Re-doing those images in photoshop every time would be an time consuming task.

Driber
4th May 2012, 06:24
FYI all: I recently discovered that we had a limit of maximum 5 quotes for the forum's multi quote feature.

This has caused some confusion about why not all posts were inserted into the new reply window when users clicked on more than 5 posts to multi quote (vB doesn't warn the user about this limit...D'OH!)

I've ramped it up to 30 now, so that should hopefully be enough for when you want to comment on more than 5 posts at the same time :)

Shaikh
4th May 2012, 07:09
30 is insane. I was trying to imagine how big the post would be. :p

Driber
26th May 2012, 08:58
30 is insane. I was trying to imagine how big the post would be. :p

About this big (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showpost.php?p=1760037&postcount=585) :D

Used the multi quote button 26 times to catch up on the recent entries from the past few days.

(Makes me wonder if even 30 is too little :nut: HA)

Driber
15th Jun 2012, 10:50
Minor FYI: We're using the abbreviation "CT" in thread titles. It stands for "Current Topic" and is used for example when we merge a newer thread with an established one, to notify people who weren't familiar with the older thread that the recent discussion may be slightly different from the thread's OP (original post).

Driber
18th Jun 2012, 12:42
After multiple requests, I've integrated an image upload button in this forum section.

You'll find it on the Post New Reply page and on the Advanced Edit page.

gafhnc_forum_upload_button.gif

dark7angel
18th Jun 2012, 13:00
^Thanks, Driber!!! That's great!!!!!! :D

TranceTrouble
18th Jun 2012, 14:24
good good :thumb:

Driber
19th Jun 2012, 14:17
Head's up, folks!

Tomorrow (Wednesday June 20) the forums will be down for maintenance for a few hours.

It's scheduled for 12 PM - 4 PM CET / 3 AM - 7 AM PST.

a_big_house
19th Jun 2012, 14:32
NOOO!!!!!! What will I do!!! :( :( :( :(

May I ask what the maintenance will be?

Driber
19th Jun 2012, 14:48
We're moving to a faster server :)

a_big_house
19th Jun 2012, 14:56
Faster? Okay...

Metalrocks
19th Jun 2012, 15:14
i think it will not affect. if i got the times right, i will be sleeping at this time.

thanks for the heads up.

Elliot Kane
19th Jun 2012, 15:34
Thanks for the heads up, Driber :)

hiropon056
19th Jun 2012, 15:45
luckily i will be in a theme park at that time hehe ^^

Shaikh
19th Jun 2012, 18:45
Not vBulletin 4 yet! :(

AdobeArtist
19th Jun 2012, 23:26
We're moving to a faster server :)

With more power?? :D

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qab8k4AZP9Y/TTySSORWa7I/AAAAAAAAC1U/WuOiKX9h5NU/s1600/timallen.jpg

joseywales1027
20th Jun 2012, 01:33
Epic post adobe!!!!!!!!!lol

Driber
20th Jun 2012, 12:19
LMAO @ AA :lol:

------

The forums are back online :)

Oh man, you can just feel the additional horse power...

hiropon056
20th Jun 2012, 12:39
I feel the power :O

TranceTrouble
20th Jun 2012, 12:42
it's like going into warpspeed with this new server :p

Driber
20th Jun 2012, 13:03
umMNOM_X__A

Sina_Croft
20th Jun 2012, 14:10
it's like going into warpspeed with this new server :p
Hell yeah!! :nut:

Driber
20th Jun 2012, 15:05
Folks, it seems that the server upgrade has managed to solve one the most nagging (well, for me, anyway) vB bugs that we've been having for quite some time!!

Whenever you used to quick edit a sizable forum post, hitting the "Save" button would save the changes, but the quick edit window would not disappear and you had to reload the page in order to see the changes.

From what I can tell so far, the forum is not doing this anymore.

Hallelujah! :worship:

TranceTrouble
20th Jun 2012, 15:11
Folks, it seems that the server upgrade has managed to solve one the most nagging (well, for me, anyway) vB bugs that we've been having for quite some time!!

Whenever you used to quick edit a sizable forum post, hitting the "Save" button would save the changes, but the quick edit window would not disappear and you had to reload the page in order to see the changes.

From what I can tell so far, the forum is not doing this anymore.

Hallelujah! :worship:

i had the same problem sometimes even with small posts seems fixed now :thumb:

Vickram101
27th Aug 2012, 16:27
I wish this forum had a like button for every post. And an achievement award entitled "Post Boss".

AdobeArtist
27th Aug 2012, 19:13
I wish this forum had a like button for every post. And an achievement award entitled "Post Boss".

To clarify, the achievement/trophy/medal (well y'all get the idea ;) ) should be for a post that gets 40 or 50 Likes. And you're doing it wrong too, it should be titled "News of the Day" :p

Driber
10th Jan 2013, 15:18
Edit: No longer applicable.

Hi folks,

TR9's release date is getting near and we expect it to set this forum on fire (as usual with the release of a new Eidos / Square game) and because of this we are looking to temporarily strengthen our team with one or two "deputy moderators" to help us keep this place running smoothly during the hectic weeks/months around March 5.

As deputy mod, you will have the ability to close threads, merge threads, and delete posts (i.e. hide from the public) that are in violation of the forum rules. Your main task will be to look out for duplicate threads, flaming and trolling, and take an appropriate action to ensure our forum stays tidy and a pleasant place for all members.

If you are (possibly) interested in this position, please fill in the questionnaire below and send it to {removed}

-------------------------

Your forum name:
Your location (country):
Your age:
How often and what times could you be available to mod (browse) the forums based on your own timezone:
Why are you interested in being a deputy mod and why should we pick you:

-------------------------

The forum staff will pick one or two people out of the submissions. The position is temporary and will most likely span from Feb 1st to May 1st 2013, but possibly longer.

Core requirements:

- Being available between Feb 1st and May 1st 2013.
- Having a friendly and helpful nature and posting politely.
- Being ready for CD sending you a little gift at the end of the term as a thank-you ;)

Driber
11th Jan 2013, 18:08
In an effort to make the functionality of the forum's MULTI QUOTE feature more clear for our new members, we have adjusted the multi quote buttons in the TR9 dark skin.

Now they are black by default, in tandem with the surrounding buttons, and when you click on them, they turn red and get a check mark.

"Unpressed" state:
http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/edit.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quote.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/multiquote_off.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quickreply.gif

"Pressed" state:
http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/edit.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quote.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/multiquote_on.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quickreply.gif

For further information on the muti quote feature, follow this link below :)

http://forums.eidosgames.com/faq.php#faq_multiquote

TranceTrouble
11th Jan 2013, 18:21
In an effort to make the functionality of the forum's MULTI QUOTE feature more clear for our new members, we have adjusted the multi quote buttons in the TR9 dark skin.

Now they are black by default, in tandem with the surrounding buttons, and when you click on them, they turn red and get a check mark.

"Unpressed" state:
http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/edit.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quote.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/multiquote_off.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quickreply.gif

"Pressed" state:
http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/edit.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quote.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/multiquote_on.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quickreply.gif

For further information on the muti quote feature, follow this link below :)

http://forums.eidosgames.com/faq.php#faq_multiquote

ehm i dont see a difference between the top and the bottom ones. :scratch:
in fact the old one seemed to work for me but now it doesnt [...]

edit: using google chrome Version 24.0.1312.52 m

Relight-TRHQ
11th Jan 2013, 18:30
Nice! Much better.


ehm i dont see a difference between the top and the bottom ones. :scratch:
in fact the old one seemed to work for me but now it doesnt [...]
It's working for me with Firefox 16 (a little old, I know, Firefox (and their stupid rapid-updates-means-brand-new-Version-every-time, gonna get ridiculous at Firefox 34 or Firefox 110) stopped supporting Mac OS X 10.5.8, which I'm using at work at the moment, haven't upgraded yet).

Probably obvious question, but have you tried clearing your cache?

Shaikh
11th Jan 2013, 18:32
In an effort to make the functionality of the forum's MULTI QUOTE feature more clear for our new members, we have adjusted the multi quote buttons in the TR9 dark skin.

Now they are black by default, in tandem with the surrounding buttons, and when you click on them, they turn red and get a check mark.

"Unpressed" state:
http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/edit.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quote.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/multiquote_off.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quickreply.gif

"Pressed" state:
http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/edit.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quote.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/multiquote_on.gif http://forums.eidosgames.com/images/KaneandLynch/buttons/quickreply.gif

For further information on the muti quote feature, follow this link below :)

http://forums.eidosgames.com/faq.php#faq_multiquote
Thanks for this. Its much better now. :thumb:

Using Firefox. :)

Zelk
11th Jan 2013, 18:33
ehm i dont see a difference between the top and the bottom ones. :scratch:
in fact the old one seemed to work for me but now it doesnt [...]

edit: using google chrome Version 24.0.1312.52 m


Nice! Much better.


It's working for me with Firefox 16 (a little old, I know, Firefox (and their stupid rapid-updates-means-brand-new-Version-every-time, gonna get ridiculous at Firefox 34 or Firefox 110) stopped supporting Mac OS X 10.5.8, which I'm using at work at the moment, haven't upgraded yet).

Probably obvious question, but have you tried clearing your cache?

Works fine with me too... using Chrome Version 24.0.1312.52 m so same as you Trance :P

Driber
11th Jan 2013, 22:54
ehm i dont see a difference between the top and the bottom ones. :scratch:
in fact the old one seemed to work for me but now it doesnt [...]

edit: using google chrome Version 24.0.1312.52 m

Try F5 and if that doesn't work, CTRL+F5 :)

Shaikh
12th Jan 2013, 07:07
A request to Driber,

Can you please review the Message capacity and increase the total allowed messages?

Regards. :)

pidipidi39
12th Jan 2013, 10:19
Please Driber, make this an emoticon ---> gbyzsr_icon_evil.gif

Driber
12th Jan 2013, 10:36
I'll throw it in the group, guys :)

pidipidi39
12th Jan 2013, 10:44
I'll throw it in the group, guys :)
Thank you :D

TranceTrouble
12th Jan 2013, 10:53
Try F5 and if that doesn't work, CTRL+F5 :)

clearing my cache seemed to work thx for the suggestions guys :thumb:

Driber
27th Jan 2013, 15:20
Hey folks,

Thanks to everyone who applied for the position of deputy mod (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1837681#post1837681) and for taking the time to write a bit about your backgrounds. The forum staff have reviewed the submissions and based on these, combined with post history and geographical location, we have made our pick.

The first person to gain the title of temporary deputy mod is Metalrocks.

Please all help me in welcoming him aboard :)

The next deputy mod will be announced soon.

Tecstar70
27th Jan 2013, 15:25
Well done Metalrocks! Be nice to me..... ;)

JDN8R
27th Jan 2013, 15:30
Congratulations Metalrocks, you'll do brilliantly. :)

Sina_Croft
27th Jan 2013, 16:21
Congrats !! ^^

Metalrocks
27th Jan 2013, 16:25
thanks guys. i feel like this now :o and a bit nervous. but this is a great place with great people and i like to keep it that way as well.

@tecstar
i will think about it :p:lol:

Tecstar70
27th Jan 2013, 16:26
@tecstar
i will think about it :p:lol:

That's all I can ask... ;)

Shaikh
27th Jan 2013, 16:37
Congrats Metalrocks. Remember we were best friends. :D

pidipidi39
27th Jan 2013, 16:42
^ LOL

Cheers Metalrocks! ;):thumb:

AdobeArtist
27th Jan 2013, 17:03
Congratulations MetalRocks. Since the position is only temporary, wreak all the havoc you can while you have the chance ;) :rasp: :naughty:

StealthyJazz
27th Jan 2013, 23:40
Congratulations MetalRocks! I'm sure you're going to do a fine job! ;)

Metalrocks
28th Jan 2013, 02:02
Congrats Metalrocks. Remember we were best friends. :D

in your dreams :lol:


Congratulations MetalRocks. Since the position is only temporary, wreak all the havoc you can while you have the chance ;) :rasp: :naughty:

ok, i start by deleting every comment you post :p:lol:

nah, just kidding. i will not be that cruel...... yet

thanks for the warm acceptance guys.

AdobeArtist
28th Jan 2013, 02:35
ok, i start by deleting every comment you post :p:lol:



And like the Timelords, adobeARTIST ceased to exist. At least in the time continuum as we know it now, remembered only as myth.

pidipidi39
28th Jan 2013, 15:21
And like the Timelords, adobeARTIST ceased to exist. At least in the time continuum as we know it now, remembered only as myth.
I'm having a strong amnesia :p

MeaganMarie
28th Jan 2013, 21:10
Congrats! Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. (I expect you to moderate the boards while wearing a Spidey-suit.)

TranceTrouble
28th Jan 2013, 22:33
congrats Metal, and that sounds like a dare from Meagan :p

The_Hylden
28th Jan 2013, 22:38
Congratulations :)

Metalrocks
29th Jan 2013, 05:11
Congrats! Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. (I expect you to moderate the boards while wearing a Spidey-suit.)

thanks meagan :flowers:
dont worry. im actually a bit nervous when i have to make changes but so far i manage it.

lol, can i get all green and angry instead? i love to smash things like this:
YStUg14_23o

and thanks guys :)

AdobeArtist
29th Jan 2013, 05:29
^^^

Without contest, my favourite scene in that movie
:lmao::lol::lmao::lol:

StealthyJazz
29th Jan 2013, 06:16
lol, can i get all green and angry instead? i love to smash things like this:
YStUg14_23o

:lol: Of course, smash as much as you want...

dark7angel
29th Jan 2013, 14:43
Congrats Metal!!! :thumb:

pidipidi39
29th Jan 2013, 18:25
Yup Metal :D Smash! :D :lol:

Valenka
30th Jan 2013, 02:01
Congratulations, Metalrocks! Don't let it get to your head. ;):p

AdobeArtist
30th Jan 2013, 05:18
Congratulations, Metalrocks! Don't let it get to your head. ;):p

I think it's too late for that :nut::p

pleeeeeeease don't ban me, MetalGod :flowers::worship:

pidipidi39
3rd Feb 2013, 21:09
Ok folks :D
I suggest to the mods to add this emoticon: http://i45.tinypic.com/2w7qot1.gif
IMO this is a really nice emoticon and it can be used when we see/play something new and we love it :)

oldboy2003
3rd Feb 2013, 21:24
Ok folks :D
I suggest to the mods to add this emoticon: http://i45.tinypic.com/2w7qot1.gif
IMO this is a really nice emoticon and it can be used when we see/play something new and we love it :)

I like that one, i can imagine myself definitely using this one!

Shaikh
4th Feb 2013, 05:59
I would like to see these smileys:

http://banglagamer.com/customsmiles/yahoo.gif

http://banglagamer.com/customsmiles/facepalm.gif
And there's plenty of smiley's here to look for:
http://comments.deviantart.com/emoticons/

Relight-TRHQ
4th Feb 2013, 06:18
http://banglagamer.com/customsmiles/facepalm.gif
Hah! Nice :D

MagnaBass
4th Feb 2013, 06:19
I would like to see these smileys:

http://banglagamer.com/customsmiles/yahoo.gif

http://banglagamer.com/customsmiles/facepalm.gif
And there's plenty of smiley's here to look for:
http://comments.deviantart.com/emoticons/

haha that top one is really cute

Shaikh
4th Feb 2013, 06:33
haha that top one is really cute
IKR? If that one got the pass, many of us will use it every time they get an achievement and do something hard, even after completing a level. :D

Valenka
10th Feb 2013, 02:19
Any updates on the next round of deputy moderators? :)

oldboy2003
10th Feb 2013, 02:32
How come we are only allowed to have 100 messages in our inbox?

Relight-TRHQ
10th Feb 2013, 02:38
How come we are only allowed to have 100 messages in our inbox?
Heh, when I first joined here I actually thought 100 was really generous, as I've seen other forums only allow 50 for example :)

So there are currently 93,638 registered members (http://forums.eidosgames.com/memberlist.php) times 100 messages each... of course they might not all be active, and I'm sure they all don't have 100 messages, but that's still a lot of messages :D

oldboy2003
10th Feb 2013, 02:43
Heh, when I first joined here I actually thought 100 was really generous, as I've seen other forums only allow 50 for example :)

So there are currently 93,638 registered members (http://forums.eidosgames.com/memberlist.php) times 100 messages each... of course they might not all be active, and I'm sure they all don't have 100 messages, but that's still a lot of messages :D

haha quite true, i really didnt think of that, i have to delete a lot of messages

Relight-TRHQ
10th Feb 2013, 05:04
haha quite true, i really didnt think of that, i have to delete a lot of messages
Heh, that happens to me all the time too :p

For anyone who might not know, you can download all your messages!

That's what I do when I hit the limit for messages I want to save, use the checkbox at the top to choose all your messages (or pick and choose) and then choose from the "Selected Messages" dropdown to download them, or if you choose the "Download all Private Messages as:" option at the bottom of the page, it will download all messages from Inbox and Sent Items at the same time. You can then delete everything and have an empty Inbox and Sent Items again!

jvxnfi_messages.jpg

a_big_house
10th Feb 2013, 11:08
How come we are only allowed to have 100 messages in our inbox?

Protagonist gets 150 :D

Driber
10th Feb 2013, 12:17
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I will get to responding to them as soon as I can.

For now, I'd like to welcome aboard our second Deputy Moderator - Brandon, aka Relight.

Brandon has been a great help to us, organizing the scavenger hunt thread and helped us with our recent big overhaul of the official FAQ, and other behind-the-scenes stuff.

With him and Metalrocks (see earlier announcement (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1851170#post1851170)) now added to our team to help keep the forums tidy, we hope to be sufficiently covered during these busy next few months.

I would like to thank everyone who sent us their application and who took the time to write up a bit about themselves. It is greatly appreciated that we've received so much interest. We will keep everyone's application on file in case we will need additional deputy mods, or possibly additional full fledged mods in the future :)

TranceTrouble
10th Feb 2013, 12:37
congrats Brandon, welcome aboard :thumb:

Tecstar70
10th Feb 2013, 12:48
Well done mate. Or should that be sir?

Metalrocks
10th Feb 2013, 13:27
congratulations :thumb:
now im not so alone :p

pidipidi39
10th Feb 2013, 15:26
Congrats Relight :D

StealthyJazz
10th Feb 2013, 15:38
Congratulations Relight! I'm sure you'll do a fine job :D

Relight-TRHQ
10th Feb 2013, 20:49
Thanks everyone! :)

dark7angel
10th Feb 2013, 22:58
Congrats Relight!!! :)

MeaganMarie
11th Feb 2013, 01:37
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I will get to responding to them as soon as I can.

For now, I'd like to welcome aboard our second Deputy Moderator - Brandon, aka Relight.

Brandon has been a great help to us, organizing the scavenger hunt thread and helped us with our recent big overhaul of the official FAQ, and other behind-the-scenes stuff.

With him and Metalrocks (see earlier announcement (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1851170#post1851170)) now added to our team to help keep the forums tidy, we hope to be sufficiently covered during these busy next few months.

I would like to thank everyone who sent us their application and who took the time to write up a bit about themselves. It is greatly appreciated that we've received so much interest. We will keep everyone's application on file in case we will need additional deputy mods, or possibly additional full fledged mods in the future :)

Super congrats Brandon! And thank-you for your help so far! :D

The_Hylden
11th Feb 2013, 19:22
Congratulations, Brandon :)

Valenka
12th Feb 2013, 02:13
Congrats! :)

oldboy2003
12th Feb 2013, 10:55
What about online chat? But you have to be a gamer to use it?

nevillet
14th Feb 2013, 19:35
Wow - loving the new bandaged heart in the forum banner. Be my broken valentine!

Driber
1st Jun 2013, 09:08
Hey folks,

As you all may have noticed, the hecticness around TR9 game launch has passed and the forum has settled down again, which means that we're ending our Deputy Mod program (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1837681#post1837681).

I would like to give a BIG thanks to Brandon (Relight) and Rowan (Metalrocks) for all their hard work during these past months helping out the resident staff. Well done, chaps! Much appreciated :thumb:

Please join me in welcoming Brandon and Rowan back as regular ol' forum members :)

TranceTrouble
1st Jun 2013, 09:38
Hey folks,

As you all may have noticed, the hecticness around TR9 game launch has passed and the forum has settled down again, which means that we're ending our Deputy Mod program (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1837681#post1837681).

I would like to give a BIG thanks to Brandon (Relight) and Rowan (Metalrocks) for all their hard work during these past months helping out the resident staff. Well done, chaps! Much appreciated :thumb:

Please join me in welcoming Brandon and Rowan back as regular ol' forum members :)

you guys have been doing a great job keeping the forum tight and clean thanks for your tribute :flowers:

pidipidi39
1st Jun 2013, 11:21
You guys have been great! :D
Welcome back to the gamer's side :p

Metalrocks
1st Jun 2013, 11:39
lol. a gamer again.
sure was fun at times to help out here but also hard at the same time. but it was a pleasure to help out and keeping this forum as clean as possible.

like to thank CD and the MODs for giving me the chance to help out here. also thanks to everyone else for accepting me/us as a deputy mod :)

shame that my power is gone. wanted to do one more thing before its taken away from me;
KILL ALL HUMANS

well next time i guess :p

Rai
1st Jun 2013, 13:52
Relight and Metalrocks both did fine jobs, so well done! :tmb: And welcome back to the light side! :D

Weemanply109
1st Jun 2013, 14:08
lol. a gamer again.
sure was fun at times to help out here but also hard at the same time. but it was a pleasure to help out and keeping this forum as clean as possible.

like to thank CD and the MODs for giving me the chance to help out here. also thanks to everyone else for accepting me/us as a deputy mod :)

shame that my power is gone. wanted to do one more thing before its taken away from me;
KILL ALL HUMANS

well next time i guess :p

Sounds like you didn't want to part with it, so why were you demoted from moderation status, may I ask? :o

You did a fine job, though. :thumb:

Rai
1st Jun 2013, 14:32
^Both Metalrocks and Relight were made Deputy Mods for the duration of TR's launch and, clearly for a while longer to help the regular staff keep the forum tidy (mainly from duplicate threads etc, from what I can tell.) Things have quietened down now, so they both can go back to being regular members. Take at look at Driber's post quoted by TranceTrouble above ;).

Metalrocks
1st Jun 2013, 14:35
Sounds like you didn't want to part with it, so why were you demoted from moderation status, may I ask? :o

You did a fine job, though. :thumb:

thanks :)

lol. it was just a temp job. nothing more. and now things are quiet so our help is no longer needed.


rai wasfaster :p

Relight-TRHQ
1st Jun 2013, 14:48
I would like to give a BIG thanks to Brandon (Relight) and Rowan (Metalrocks) for all their hard work during these past months helping out the resident staff. Well done, chaps! Much appreciated :thumb:
Thanks Driber! Glad to have done it, it was a great experience helping out :)

Driber
1st Jun 2013, 15:29
Thanks for breaking it down, Rai. That was spot on :)

Yes, it was a temp job, Weeman, as stated from the start - http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1837681#post1837681

Shaikh
1st Jun 2013, 18:12
lol. a gamer again.
sure was fun at times to help out here but also hard at the same time. but it was a pleasure to help out and keeping this forum as clean as possible.

like to thank CD and the MODs for giving me the chance to help out here. also thanks to everyone else for accepting me/us as a deputy mod :)

shame that my power is gone. wanted to do one more thing before its taken away from me;
KILL ALL HUMANS

well next time i guess :p


Thanks Driber! Glad to have done it, it was a great experience helping out :)
Great job done by both of you. :thumb: Hope you guys had a great pleasure tour inside the VIP section of this forum. ;)

DrCroft
1st Jun 2013, 23:00
As everyone else has said, well done guys! Got to admit, I'm glad it has quietened down a bit! Crazy few months eh?

Only one thing left to do now...

NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENT! :D

You'll get your jobs back then ;)

Driber
1st Feb 2014, 23:11
Heads up, everyone. The forum team decided to slightly bump up the minimum requirements for voting in community polls. Members now require Gamer status.

This is an Eidos Forums-wide change, meaning that the same policy applies to all game forums hosted here.

FYI, we already had this policy in place for years for creating polls, as well as a bunch of other privileges that are awarded after members reach Gamer status.

To read more about user groups and what privileges they have, please follow this link (http://forums.eidosgames.com/faq.php#faq_usergr).

LizaGirl11
1st Feb 2014, 23:29
Nothing against you but seriously, this sucks. I hate that solution. It just feels bad getting ignored. Especially when it is about a topic someone really cares for...

Driber
1st Feb 2014, 23:39
Nothing against you but seriously, this sucks. I hate that solution. It just feels bad getting ignored. Especially when it is about a topic someone really cares for...

To quote Rai from the other thread:

"[polls are] to see opinion for active forum membership. It's not against new member's opinions, just to make sure that voters are genuinely active members."

This has nothing to do with "ignoring you". We welcome everyone's opinion and feedback, new or old members alike.

This is merely about making sure polls retain a more accurate representation of the opinions of our community, not about ignoring people.

Please continue to feel free to make your opinions heard in the topic(s) that are important to you. Devs do actually read the posts, themselves. Check out the latest podcast (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showpost.php?p=1979055&postcount=191), for example, where CD's Art Director Brian Horton mentioned he's a big lurker on the forums ;)

jessy_pinkman
1st Feb 2014, 23:43
I agree with Liza! How can these polls be convincing if only half of the people are allowed to vote? If Meagan would do such polls outside of the forum as well at least then I would be fine with that but no.

I don't think Brian has so much time to read through everything he sees. And since there are many other people with different opinions I doubt mine will get noticed.

Driber
1st Feb 2014, 23:48
^ Convincing of what?

Forum polls are for giving a quick overview of the opinions of our community. They are not petitions (unless specifically set up as such).

LizaGirl11
1st Feb 2014, 23:49
"[polls are] to see opinion for active forum membership. It's not against new member's opinions, just to make sure that voters are genuinely active members."


If this is the case then I'm wondering why the only polls we have are the ones in this forum.

If CrystalD is mostly ignoring these polls anyway, then I don't care either. Yet if they actually consider them as serious fan feedback, then I want to be considered as a fan as well. I mean, if they want the opinion of the fans, there should be polls for the people, not for the active members.

Driber
2nd Feb 2014, 00:01
If this is the case then I'm wondering why the only polls we have are the ones in this forum.

We have over 3600 polls. The vast majority of them are outside of this particular forum.


If CrystalD is mostly ignoring these polls anyway, then I don't care either. Yet if they actually consider them as serious fan feedback, then I want to be considered as a fan as well. I mean, if they want the opinion of the fans, there should be polls for the people, not for the active members.

I assume you're referring to the TRDE Lara poll? That is nothing official.

If we do something official (i.e. for the global fanbase) we make sure it's accessible to all. For example, everyone is able to participate in CD's official TR10 wishlist (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=137435) :)

LizaGirl11
2nd Feb 2014, 00:10
We have over 3600 polls on the forums. The vast majority of them are outside of this particular sub forum.



I assume you're referring to the TRDE Lara poll? That is nothing official.

If we do something official (i.e. for the global fanbase) we make sure it's accessible to all. For example, everyone is able to participate in the official TR10 wishlist (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=137435) :)

I mean like only in forums. Why not in the TR blog or on TR facebook or Twitter or wherever?

Yes, that's the poll I mean. If this is nothing official and if this means these polls are getting mostly ignored anyway by the devs, then I'm fine. Yet it kinda feels like they can actually influence the devs. Like the Croft Manor poll or TR 18+ or about QTE. Or CE poll. Don't know if I'm right with this assumtion... :/

Driber
2nd Feb 2014, 00:17
I mean like only in forums. Why not in the TR blog or on TR facebook or Twitter or wherever?

Ah right. I misunderstood. Well, I believe Meagan is often running polls on FB.

LizaGirl11
2nd Feb 2014, 00:26
Ah right. I misunderstood. Well, I believe Meagan is often running polls on FB.

Hmm... the latest poll on facebook is like 500 years old...


If this is nothing official and if this means these polls are getting mostly ignored anyway by the devs, then I'm fine.

Can you answer, please? Is this right? :o (I hope so...)

Rai
2nd Feb 2014, 00:35
Hmm... the latest poll on facebook is like 500 years old...



Can you answer, please? Is this right? :o (I hope so...)

I can't answer officially, but from what I gather, and as this is the official forums that CD do come to (Meagan definitely), then they will notice these polls. They may take them into consideration, though they are mainly for forum membership opinion.

Meh, just go in the wish thread and vote for Lara/Sam like everyone else does :whistle:...or, you know game play stuff :D

Shaikh
2nd Feb 2014, 14:54
Just 1 year and 20 more days till I got the Hero status. :D

Driber
2nd Feb 2014, 15:21
Hmm... the latest poll on facebook is like 500 years old...

More like 3-4 months.

I guess CD has more important things to worry about than polls right now.

I'm sure they'll be back.


Can you answer, please? Is this right? :o (I hope so...)

Why are you so concerned about a mere poll?

If you think the devs are going to base any major decisions off of some internet polls, I think you should give them a little bit more credit than that. They know very well what's on the minds of the fans and I'm sure they don't need polls to tell them that, whether they be on a forum, or FB, or wherever.


Or is all of this to help you get to gamer status quicker? Half of your forum posts must be OT discussions about polls by now :p :D

Driber
4th Feb 2014, 22:24
FYI, all: forum user "SpringAwaken" requested a name change and is now "Eros" :)

Shaikh
8th Feb 2014, 15:23
Thanks for the heads up. Or else I might have guessed this person pops up from the different section of Eidos board suddenly. :p

Driber
12th Feb 2014, 12:16
"If Sam dies...We riot." thread temp offline.

CakeLuv
12th Feb 2014, 12:55
^ Behold of the powers of the new supreme:



Dribs.

Rai
10th Apr 2014, 22:29
So I'd like to request this smilie: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif.. He's cute and fits quite a few situations and there isn't an equivalent in the current line up.

Ta.

Ellie92
10th Apr 2014, 22:30
I approve. Although I would not know for what situation I would need it... :o

Shaikh
11th Apr 2014, 11:31
I approve. Although I would not know for what situation I would need it... :o
It's for showing straight face. When you don't like something you can show this smiley: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif


Also this is another great smiley, showing you how happy you are about something: http://banglagamer.com/customsmiles/yahoo.gif


And Facepalm: http://banglagamer.com/customsmiles/facepalm.gif

Driber
18th Aug 2014, 11:21
*thread moved to TR10 forum section*

AdobeArtist
18th Aug 2014, 13:07
MORE EMOTICONS!!!!!!

:poke::poke::poke::poke::poke::poke:

DrCroft
18th Aug 2014, 17:21
MORE EMOTICONS!!!!!!

:poke::poke::poke::poke::poke::poke:

Amen :tmb:

Elliot Kane
18th Aug 2014, 17:31
Given recent developments, we need this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/ElliotKane/violent-smiley-066.gif~original

AdobeArtist
18th Aug 2014, 19:20
Given recent developments, we need this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/ElliotKane/violent-smiley-066.gif~original

lmao :lol::lol:

WinterSoldierLTE
18th Aug 2014, 22:38
I was browsing through some other forums a couple weeks back, when I found a "Dead Space" community that does forum trophies. Have a look:

http://forums.aegis7.com/members/augrunt.html

What you're looking for is the "Awards" tab on the profile. Anyways, I thought it was a pretty cool idea and thought maybe since we're such an active forum community that some people here would get a kick out of having them. Maybe even have some voting/contest to determine the names, requirements, and icons. Could be fun for everyone.

Just thought I'd throw the idea out there.

Weemanply109
18th Aug 2014, 22:44
Can I just +1 the "more emote" thing? :lol:

Rai
18th Aug 2014, 23:31
Given recent developments, we need this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/ElliotKane/violent-smiley-066.gif~original
Where's the dual pistols? Or are they exclusives too? :nut:

AdobeArtist
18th Aug 2014, 23:39
Where's the dual pistols? Or are they exclusives too? :nut:

Emoticons have just become exclusive. When we migrate to the SE board, we'll have to register which platform we game on to determine which emoticons we have access to for forum posting :rasp: