What’s New

August 16th, 2005: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 4:44 pm

– changes in mail headers so outgoing e-mails become more spam-check friendly
– changed Friend invitation e-mail, so recipients can reply directly to sender’s email instead
– fixed some minor HTML tag inconsistencies in a few pages
– widen mouse-over of checkbox (affects options and buy buttons) so even the text label is mouse-aware
– minor changes on how the 3-digit box is handled and displayed
– database table changes (and corresponding page/code updates) to accomodate new games like slingo
– added a few more chat smileys (hidden/inactive in some lower level-rooms)
– minor graphic changes in the bingo board
– optimized/simpler code checks in the home page (related to # of players)
– moved card tabs location (and some minor gfx changes) to make it more obvious that you can actually view all your cards per group of 6. It looks like some players aren’t even aware that this can actually be done
– changed internal system of player status monitoring
– fixed a bug in the chat server when there are more than 100 icons already (just changed to hex format to maintain the same processing)
– opened a new high-level room
– introduced a new bonus system, based on the number of consecutive games, which is awarded to the player whenever he wins (on top of the regular pot and jackpot), this may still need some tweaking…

I have ordered a new server, which is currently dedicated to serving web pages. This should free up the other servers intended for running the games, and also make page-loading generally faster. The machine has been put in production use for about a month now, and things are looking stable so far. This is also in preparation for the longggg-delayed new slingo game which I hope to launch (in beta) very soon, in time for the site’s 1st year anniversary.